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#hayesscandal: Hudson, McHenry, Budd may no longer have Lindberg cash, but they may have still benefited from it

    Apparently, indicted businessman Eric Lindberg’s cash got around DC too:   Three North Carolina congressmen say they’re giving up political contributions they received from a big donor charged in federal indictments with trying to bribe the state’s insurance commissioner.   Spokesmen for U.S….

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Patrick McHenry’s BFF in DC calls for mob violence

No, NOT Dee Stewart.  (The OTHER one.)  It wasn’t long ago that congressman Patrick McHenry was cooing over his best friend on-the-other-side-of-the-aisle Maxine Waters (D-CA): […]”I’ve got a very good relationship with and have been able to pass serious legislation with Maxine Waters. I’ve got…

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#ncpol: Patrick McHenry and the woman with the “James Brown hair”

“I didn’t hear a word she said. I was looking at the James Brown wig. {…] I love James Brown. But it’s the same hair!”  –– Bill O’Reilly on US Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) ——— For all of you who thought uber-consultant Dee Stewart was…

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#ncpol: John Boehner disses Meadows, praises McHenry

Politico has a lengthy profile on the speaker-in-exile.  It offers some real insight into the former DC powerbroker-turned-golf-cart-jockey.  (Especially about how foul-mouthed he is.) In the article, Boehner singles out two members of the North Carolina delegation: […] Cantor’s loss triggered a leadership shuffle: McCarthy…

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#ncpol: McHenry putting the shiv to Meadows, ObamaCare repeal

Uber-consultant Dee Stewart’s best friend EVER and alleged Republican, congressman Patrick McHenry, is sounding off in Washington media about his true feelings on ObamaCare: […] Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.), the GOP’s chief deputy whip, said Wednesday that the Freedom Caucus’s calls for states to be able to…

Posted in campaign 2016 Congress Media NC legislature NCGOP Patrick McHenry Politics

#ncga: Speaker Moore’s cousin to primary McHenry

It seems — especially this year — that there is never a dull moment in North Carolina politics:   Jason Falls is chairman of the Cleveland County Board of Commissioners.  He’s also first cousins (once removed, according to Moore)  with NC House speaker Tim Moore….

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#ncpol: Pittenger, McHenry come to the aid of Boehner & Obama on budget

North Carolina Republicans Robert Pittenger and Patrick McHenry were TWO of the seventy-nine Republicans who joined with ALL of the Democrats in the House to pass the debt-increasing, budget-busting deal formulated in the middle of the night by The Orange Man and his buddy Barry….

Posted in campaign 2016 Hasan Harnett Mark Meadows Media NCGOP Patrick McHenry Politics

#ncgop: Now THIS is what we’re talking about !

We’re often accused around here of being too tough on the boys and girls at NCGOP HQ.  But — with what I saw on Twitter today, from the party’s new chairman — I think we may have to adjust our tune a bit:   Whaaaaaaaaaa…

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#NCPOL: McHenry at Boehner’s right hand in amnesty cave

Alabama senator Jeff Sessions is putting in a yeoman’s effort trying to derail the GOP cave-in on amnesty for illegal aliens. Sessions has been at the forefront of a grassroots campaign to kill GOP House leaders’ efforts to “get something done” on amnesty. It’s a shame…

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For SOME NC GOPers, being a Boehner lapdog has its rewards

    We’ve all seen and heard the stories about Boehner, Cantor and McCarthy’s list of conservatives to purge from committee positions.  Apparently, Tea Party-aligned Members of Congress who actively protest moves by GOP leadership to allow for more spending and taxes are losing their…