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Meadows already making waves in his new job

      Mark Meadows has apparently exported the hard-nosed style that made him famous (or infamous) on Capitol Hill down the street to his new digs at 1600 Penn:   President Donald Trump’s new chief of staff, Mark Meadows, has escalated tensions in the…

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ANOTHER Richard Burr stock market scandal?

    We all know about the stock sales just before the coronavirus lockdown crashed the economy.   This time,  it apparently involves a Dutch fertilizer company:   The chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Richard Burr, sold off almost $47,000 dollars worth of shares…

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Anger “building” in DC over Burr coronavirus investing

  Some people are dismissing the hubbub as pro-Trump forces paying our senior senator back for giving the Democrats so much help during the Russian collusion hoax.   Some are dismissing it as liberals and Democrats trying to score points on a hapless GOP incumbent….

Posted in campaign 2020 Media NC legislature Politics

Making election-stealing EASIER

      The public schools crowd is doing their thing to take advantage of the current crisis,  and so — it appears — are the Raleigh politicians and elections officials.  Here are some highlights from  a memo about the upcoming 2020 general election from…

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Richard Burr, lawyering up.

  He’s been hit with all kinds of bad publicity about his stock trades that coincided with special briefings he received as Intelligence Committee chairman.  One investor has filed suit against him in federal court.     Now, it appears the US Justice Department as…

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Cooper: Booze is ‘ESSENTIAL’

    Especially if it’s being peddled via a state-subsidized monopoly:   This week, both Virginia Governor Ralph Northam (D) and North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper (D) announced statewide executive orders for their states regarding policy and practice as our nation deals with the novel…

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While Tillis panders on “price-gouging,” Locke’s Sanders makes A LOT of sense

    Everybody who has taken an economics class knows that when the supply of something is low, and demand is up,  the price generally goes UP.   But statists (and many a pandering politician) want to pile on the red tape and make the…

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NCGOP state convention postponed until June

    As we said before,  even politics is being shaken up by the pandemic.  Here’s NCGOP chairman Michael Whatley:   Due to the national health emergency caused by the outbreak of the COVID-19 Virus, commonly known as the Coronavirus, the North Carolina Republican Party…

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Tillis getting dragged into Burr mess?

    Believe it or not, the one who appears to be doing the dragging is a Republican congressman known as a solid conservative and rock-solid Trump loyalist on Capitol Hill:   […] On Friday, Burr spokeswoman Caitlin Carroll sent a statement from Burr on…

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Turning up the heat on ‘Tricky Dick’

    Our senior senator —  a guy who has survived so many elections by people reassuring / saying to themselves “He’s better than Erskine Bowles / Elaine Marshall / Deborah Ross”  —  can’t seem to shake the scrutiny of his investment practices, which are being…