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Senator Hagan and payroll taxes

            North Carolina’s junior U.S. Senator Kay Hagan — affectionately known around Capitol Hill as “Chuck Schumer’s sock puppet” — is stepping into the fray over extending a payroll tax cut for all Americans: Supporting President Obama’s payroll tax cut…

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Hagan’s tax holiday: not a job creator, but a sweetheart deal for lobbyist pals

      The News & Observer, busy with rehabbing our buffoonish governor, is going to work to prop up our junior U.S. senator Kay Hagan, a Democrat — of course — from Greensboro: North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan Thursday introduced a bipartisan bill to…

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North Carolina’s “Monty Hall” Republicans in Washington …

The new majority in the state legislature has been a pleasant surprise for North Carolina conservatives, who have stewed for years about the spending smorgasbord on Jones Street.  We have been seeing a lot of principled conservatism and common-sense legislation coming out of the legislature…

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The Left frets over debt ceiling …

The N&O reported this morning on a “non-partisan” discussion on the federal debt ceiling debate, which was hosted by Democrat U.S. Senator Kay Hagan and held in The People’s Republic of Chapel Hill. The event featured hedge fund types and venture capitalists from North Carolina,…