Archive for October, 2014

After SPIN! 10/26/14 – “Should the state’s largest departments be audited?”

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! Video – 10/26/14- Question to John Hood – “A legislative study committee has recommended that the State Auditor conduct detailed audits of the state’s largest departments so lawmakers can see a line-item breakdown of how funds are being spent. There has been no detailed financial audits of many of these departments in more […]

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Who’s buying our candidates for the Senate?

| October 30, 2014 | 3 Comments

Editorial by Burlington Times-News, October 29, 2014. By the time the votes are counted, North Carolina’s Senate race will have cost at least $100 million. Regardless of one’s political preference, that figure is nothing less than obscene. Worse, much if not most of that money is coming from out of state. Political parties, PACs and […]

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N&O: Not a ticket splitter

| October 30, 2014 | 2 Comments

by Carter Wrenn, Talking About Politics, October 29, 2014. A pollster will usually ask voters: Would you say you 1) Always vote Democratic, 2) Usually vote Democratic, 3) Always vote Republican, 4) Usually vote Republican or 5) would you say you split your ticket and vote for about as many Republicans as Democrats?    Down […]

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Tillis vs. Tillis

| October 30, 2014 | 1 Comment

by Gary Pearce, Talking About Politics, October 29, 2014. Thom Tillis faces a big obstacle as he tries to catch up in the final days: Thom Tillis.   If you turn off the sound and just watch Tillis, you’ll see the problem he has swaying undecided voters, especially those Walmart (or Target) moms who haven’t […]

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Flip a coin

| October 30, 2014 | 1 Comment

By Carter Wrenn, Talking About Politics, October 29, 2014. Thom Tillis said Kay Hagan voted for Obama’s Stimulus Bill then her husband’s company got $390,000 in Stimulus Funds as a pay-off. And Hagan fired back Tillis (as Speaker) put a toll road near Charlotte in exchange for $25,000 in campaign contributions and sold three seats […]

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Democrats $32 million attack backfires, aiding Tillis and abetting Hagan’s fall

| October 30, 2014 | 1 Comment

by John Davis, John Davis Political Report, October 29, 2014.  Tillis Tops List as Most Attacked U.S. Senate Candidate: Recent national news stories have reported that North Carolina’s U.S. Senate race between Democratic U.S. Senator Kay Hagan and Republican Speaker of the North Carolina House Thom Tillis is likely to top the list of the most […]

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UNC AD softpedals scandal

| October 30, 2014 | 1 Comment

Editorial by News and Observer, October 29, 2014. Perhaps, from a person who’d rather talk about a lacrosse stadium and luxury boxes for the Smith Center basketball facility, this was to be expected. But it’s frustrating nonetheless that in a radio interview Bubba Cunningham, UNC-Chapel Hill’s athletics director, seemed to be trying to soften the […]

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After SPIN! 10/26/14 – “Should teeth whitening storefronts be regulated?”

| October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! Video – 10/26/14 – Question to Chris Fitzsimon – “Teeth whitening has become a big business but in our state the North Carolina State Board of Dental examiners regulates who is allowed to offer the service to consumers. A lawsuit before the U.S. Supreme Court claims that the board, which is controlled by […]

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Three frustrating reminders from the 2014 election’s last days

| October 29, 2014 | 1 Comment

by Chris Fitzsimon, NC Policy Watch and NC SPIN panelist, October 27, 2014. As one of the most hotly contested mid-term elections in North Carolina history comes to a close, it’s worth noting some of the lessons that we have already learned regardless of who wins and who loses when the votes are counted Tuesday […]

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Democrats use ‘voter shaming’ to spur turnout

| October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Mark Binker, WRAL, October 28, 2014. The North Carolina Democratic Party appears to be using a “voter shaming” tactic to spur turnout in this year’s election. Voters in at least four counties – Wake, Durham, Orange and New Hanover – report receiving two different versions of letters from the party. One gives them a […]

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