Archive for October, 2016

ATTENTION Fox Eastern Carolina NC SPIN viewers

| October 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Please be sure to tune in to NC SPIN at 6:30 pm on Fox Eastern Carolina and Fox50 in Raleigh-Durham and the regular times on the rest of the NC SPIN network.

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What would Adams and Jefferson think?

| October 28, 2016 | 2 Comments

by Tom Campbell, Executive Producer and Moderator, NC SPIN, October 27, 2016. What would Thomas Jefferson and John Adams think about the 2016 elections? We had a marvelous opportunity to get insights into their views at a mock debate between two scholars portraying them this week at the NC Museum of History. Bill Barker and […]

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NC SPIN episode # 939 – Air Date 10/30/2016

| October 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Watch NC SPIN online! Topics:  The End is in Sight for the 2016 Elections, Higher Education a New Civil Right, Charter School Expansion and Tell Us Something We Don’t Know. Panelists: Rufus Edmisten, Former Secretary of State & Attorney General Chris Fitzsimon, Director, NC Policy Watch John Hood, Syndicated Columnist Joe Mavretic, Former House Speaker […]

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ATTENTION FOX NC SPIN viewers

| October 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Because of NFL Football from England NC SPIN will not air at its regular time on stations that air FOX programming. In the Raleigh-Durham market NC SPIN will air on FOX50 this Saturday at 6:30 p.m. In the Greenville-Washington-New Bern market NC SPIN will air on Fox Eastern Carolina Saturday at 6 a.m. and Tuesday […]

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Debates mislead public about rainy day fund

| October 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Paul O’Conner, Capitol Press Association, published in The Salisbury Post, October 25, 2016. Sometimes I wonder if televised debates don’t do more harm than good, confusing the public when candidates make arguments woven from issues taken out of context. After the Hurricane Matthew floods, North Carolinians were clearly susceptible to rumors that government help […]

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NC absentee ballots hit 1M on day early voting expands

| October 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Michael Bitzer, Catawba College Political Science Professor, Old North State Politics, October 27, 2016. With today’s expansion of early voting sites and hours, North Carolina’s absentee ballots, particularly those by in-person, should start to dramatically take off, and considering that this year’s cumulative absentee ballots are only slightly behind the same day totals from […]

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The courts or the legislature? What’s the future of HB2?

| October 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Joe Killian, NC Policy Watch, October 27, 2016. With less than two weeks before the Nov. 8 election, North Carolina House Bill 2 continues to be a contentious rallying point for the political left and right. But what is the future of the controversial law beyond election season? Is repeal possible, or would a […]

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ACT scores – Not a pretty picture

| October 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Bob Luebke, Civitas Institute, October 27, 2016. The ability to succeed in higher education – as defined by college readiness – has been one of the stated goals of the State Board of Education for every student in North Carolina. Beginning in 2012-13, North Carolina began requiring all eleventh-graders to take the ACT College Admissions Assessment. […]

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Pat McCrory’s trouble with coal ash

| October 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Chris Fitzsimon, NC Policy Watch and NC SPIN panelist, October 26, 2016. The latest revelations in court depositions about Gov. Pat McCrory’s role in weakening warnings about the safety of drinking water near leaking coal ash pits have prompted news headlines about a war of words. But the sworn testimony in the case obtained recently by […]

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Democrats leading in early voting

| October 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Tom Jensen, Public Policy Polling, October 24, 2016. PPP’s newest North Carolina poll finds that Democrats are running up large leads already during early voting. Among those who say they’ve already voted, 63% say they cast their ballots for Hillary Clinton to only 37% for Donald Trump. Interestingly, less than half of a percent […]

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