Posted in campaign 2020 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

He’s outta here!

    State Rep. David Lewis, arguably the second most powerful member of his chamber,  has announced his “retirement” from the North Carolina House:   On Friday, Representative David R. Lewis (R-Harnett) announced that he will be withdrawing his name from the November General Election…

Posted in Congress Economy

The U.S.’s coming demographic suicide?

That’s the thesis of an eye-opening essay on The Federalist web site:  President Obama’s most recent budget makes it clear, the Wall Street Journal says, that while Republicans need his signature “to arrest America’s coming fiscal crackup,” they’re “unlikely to get even the back of…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Howard Coble Media NCGOP Republicans

NC-6 GOP: Coble’s retirement from Congress throws open the barn doors

  The dean of the North Carolina congressional delegation is calling it quits.  Greensboro’s Howard Coble — an 82 year old moderate who rose to prominence in Raleigh in the Holshouser administration and first won election to Congress in 1984 — says health issues and…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Politics

Drip — Drip — Drip: Details slowly leaking out on Cowell, Bowles and Facebook

          John Frank and The N&O have decided to finally start sniffing around about Janet Cowell’s Facebook gambit with state employee retirement funds: State Treasurer Janet Cowell is coming under fire from state employees and retirees who are raising questions about…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Media NCGOP Politics Republicans

Big changes in the air: So long, Sue

  The Charlotte Observer is reporting that U.S. Rep. Sue Myrick (R-Charlotte) will not be seeking reelection in 2012.  Myrick has been a good, solid voice for conservatism in the House.  She will be missed. Filing for the May primary opens next week, so we…