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Citing HB2, NBA pulls all-star game from Charlotte

| July 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Aaron Schoonmaker, WRAL, July 21, 2016. The NBA is pulling the 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte over North Carolina’s controversial House Bill 2, which requires that people use public bathrooms corresponding to their birth gender and excludes the LGBT community from non-discrimination protections. The NBA released a statement that reads in part, “Since March, […]

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NC GOP chairman: Find your own way home

| July 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Jim Morrill, Charlotte Observer, July 22, 2016. When North Carolina Republican Chairman Robin Hayes asked fellow delegate Ted Hicks on Thursday what he thought of the convention speech by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Hicks was candid. “I thought it was a fine speech,” said Hicks, who’d flown to Cleveland aboard Hayes’ private Pilatus plane. […]

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NC SPIN episode # 924 – Air Date 7/24/2016

| July 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Watch NC SPIN online!  Topics: Conventional Politics, Economy at Mid-Year, Redistricting Arguments Continue, and Tell Us Something We Don’t Know. Panelists: Brad Crone, Political Consultant Chris Fitzsimon, Director, NC Policy Watch Becki Gray, John Locke Foundation John Hood, Syndicated Columnist Tom Campbell, Moderator

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After SPIN! Video – “What impact will Obama’s Houston speech have on race relations?”

| July 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! “Question to Peg O’Connell – President Obama made what many consider one of his best speeches ever in speaking about the killing of two black men and the killing of 5 white police officers in Dallas. What impact, if any, do you think Obama’s speech will have on race relations in our state […]

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After SPIN! Video – “Are Republicans or Democrats raising more money in NC elections?”

| July 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! “Question to Phil Kirk – Recent fundraising reports indicate that Democrats are out-raising Republicans in election campaigns in our state. What’s your explanation for why this is the case and what impact, if any do you think it will have in November’s elections?”

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