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#NCSEN: Tillis, Burr split on Omnibus spending orgy

The travesty that got started in the House has been completed in the Republican Senate.  By a vote of 65-33, a $1.1 TRILLION spending orgy has passed and is headed to Barry Obama for his John Hancock. In a move — * I am sure*…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media NCGOP Politics Richard Burr

#NCSEN: Burr aide hit with calls for firing, ethics complaint in Cruz probe kerfluffle

It looks like Tricky Dick’s taxpayer-funded mouthpiece-ette really stepped in it:  Last night, Becca Glover Watkins, communications director for Chairman Richard Burr of the United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, engaged in behavior that was unbefitting of her position. During the course of the GOP presidential debate, an unfortunate…

Posted in campaign 2016 Congress Media NCGOP Politics Richard Burr

#NCSEN: Burr says Muslim immigration ban ‘a huge mistake’

The guy who once told us defunding ObamaCare was “the dumbest idea [he’d] ever heard” is expressing similar sentiments about clamping down on immigration to the U.S. as part of the war on terror: […] Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.), the chairman of the Senate Intelligence…

Posted in campaign 2016 Congress Media NCGOP Politics Richard Burr

#NCSEN: Burr probing Ted Cruz

Our senior senator is apparently in hot pursuit of Texas’s junior senator:  A key Senate Republican is looking into whether Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) discussed classified information during Tuesday night’s Republican presidential debate. “I’m having my staff look at the transcripts of the debate right…

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#ncgop: Oops, he did it AGAIN.

Some people learn — painfully — not to touch the hot stove.  Others keep touching the hot stove hoping that it will eventually not burn their fingers.  Larry Holmquist of Greensboro filed Monday to officially make the GOP primary for US Senate a threesome.  On…

Posted in campaign 2016 Congress Media NCGOP Politics Richard Burr Thom Tillis

#NCSEN: Immigration to US a CIVIL RIGHT ????

That’s what our GOP-controlled US Senate apparently wants us to believe: In response to Donald Trump’s call for a temporary pause on Muslim migration, the Senate Judiciary Committee declared on Thursday that Muslims living in foreign nations have a global right to immigrate to the…

Posted in campaign 2016 Congress Media NCGOP Politics Richard Burr

#ncpol: ONLY TEN senators (None named Burr or Tillis) vote to clamp down on visas for folks from jihad countries

It’s come out that at least one of the San Bernardino shooters pledged allegiance to ISIS prior to partaking in the slaughter of those innocent people at the county building. And how did the “honorables” on Capitol Hill — that Republican majority — react? Let’s…

Posted in campaign 2016 Congress Media NCGOP Politics Richard Burr

#ncsen: The Pizza Man rides AGAIN!

It has so been proclaimed on Twitter: Wow.  You may remember Sean Haugh, a Durham pizza delivery man, for the national sensation he caused during the 2014 US Senate general election. He got on TV to debate with Thom Tillis and Kay Hagan.   He…

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#ncsen: NCGOP endorsing Richard Burr, who — BTW — has TWO primary opponents?

A recently circulated fundraising letter from NC Republican Party headquarters has at least ONE of US Sen. Richard Burr’s primary opponents fit to be tied. Here’s the controversial section of the letter (posted in full HERE and HERE): Hmmm. Re-elect Senator Burr.  (In the letter…

Posted in campaign 2016 Congress Richard Burr

#NCSEN: Two choices NOT NAMED Richard Burr

Former judge Paul Wright, who has run unsuccessfully for governor and Congress, has announced he will be challenge incumbent Republican Richard Burr for renomination in 2016.  Now, we have another name to add to the list.  Greensboro businessman Larry Holmquist, also an activist with Conservatives…