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NC SPIN episode # 835 – Air Date 11/2/14

| October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

Topics: Elections, The House, The vote, The last word Panelists: Brad Crone, Political Consultant Chris Fitzsimon, Director of NC Policy Watch John Hood, President of the John Locke Foundation Doug Raymond, Political Consultant Tom Campbell, Moderator

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Early voting continues ahead of 2010

| October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Michael Bitzer, Political Science Professor, Catawba College, October 30, 2014. NC’s In-Person Early Voting Continues to March Ahead of 2010′s Numbers North Carolina’s early voting continues its march ahead of where the state was four years in the last mid-term election; among all early voting methods (in-person and mail-in balloting), 731,251 ballots have been […]

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McCrory assessing Medicaid expansion

| October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Emery Dalesio, News and Observer, October 30, 2014. Gov. Pat McCrory said Thursday he’s weighing whether to expand Medicaid, the health insurance plan for the poor and disabled, adding to signs that state Republican leaders may reconsider their opposition to extending the social program. In addition to shaping a plan for networks of physicians […]

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SPIN This Week – November 2

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Tune into NC SPIN this week as we discuss the elections, the House, the vote, and the last word from our panelists. Joining moderator Tom Campbell this week are Brad Crone, Political Consultant, Chris Fitzsimon, Director of NC Policy Watch, John Hood, President of the John Locke Foundation, and Doug Raymond, Political Consultant. Air Times […]

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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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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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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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Senate ads invoke invoke Trayvon Martin, abortion, plantations

| October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Jim Morrill, News and Observer, October 28, 2014. While biting ads flood TV screens in North Carolina’s U.S. Senate race, a quieter but no less inflammatory campaign is targeting one segment of voters – African-Americans. Radio ads invoking the shooting death of Trayvon Martin and abortions by African-American women are playing on black-oriented stations […]

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After SPIN! 10/26/14 – “Is a magistrate bound to follow state law?”

| October 28, 2014 | 1 Comment

After SPIN! Video – 10/26/14 – Question to Joe Mavretic: “Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger says he will introduce legislation that would allow magistrates to refuse to marry gay couples on religious grounds. This opens up the question whether marriage is a power of a magistrate or a duty. If a power, contend many, […]

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After SPIN! Video – 10/26/14 – “What Didn’t You Get To Say?”

| October 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! Video from October 26th program: In this video our panelists discuss what they didn’t get to say on last weeks show.

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