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After SPIN! Video – 12/12/14 – “Should we consolidate the number of school districts?”

| December 18, 2014 | 1 Comment

After SPIN! Video – 12/12/14 –  Question to Gene Arnold – “There are 115 school districts in North Carolina. 80 of them have fewer than 10,000 students and 25 have fewer than 3,000 students. There is some talk about consolidating some of these districts to make them more cost effective and efficient. What do you […]

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McCrory blasts Associated Press

| December 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Craig Jarvis, News and Observer, December 17, 2014. The day after a wire service reported that North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory received a six-figure stock payout from an online mortgage broker that is regulated by the state, the governor’s emphatic reaction to the story nearly eclipsed the news itself. McCrory spent Wednesday denouncing the […]

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After SPIN! Video 12/14/14 – “Could President Obama have done more to help Democrats win?”

| December 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! Video 12/14/14 – Question to Doug Raymond – “In her first interview since her defeat in the November 4th elections Senator Kay Hagan said that President Obama could have done more to help her and other Democrats if he had used his bully pulpit to talk about the positive aspects of the nation’s […]

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Mom calls in on the Woodhouse boys

| December 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Mark Binker, WRAL, December 16, 2014. She caught them at it again. “Oh, God, it’s Mom,” Republican operative Dallas Woodhouse said as, yes, his mother’s voice came over the line of C-SPAN’s Washington Journal call-in show. Woodhouse and his brother, Brad, have made a name for themselves as a political oddity. Brad is a […]

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McCrory and Sanford get payouts from broker

| December 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Michael Biesecker and Mitch Weiss, Associated Press, published in News and Observer, December 16, 2014. Soon after taking office, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory and U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford of South Carolina accepted six-figure stock payouts from an online mortgage broker accused by regulators of deceiving its customers. The two Republicans served as directors […]

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After SPIN! Video – 12/14/14 – “Who is vulnerable in the 2016 elections?”

| December 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! Video – 12/14/14 – Question to Dennis Wicker – “Already the national media is pointing to our state to be in play in the 2016 elections. The National Journal says Pat McCrory is the most vulnerable Republican incumbent in the country and that Senator Richard Burr is likely to face a challenge from […]

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After SPIN! Video – 12/14/14 – “What Didn’t You Get To Say?”

| December 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! Video – 12/14/14 – In this video our panelists discuss what they didn’t get to say on last week’s show.

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McCrory slams 60 Minutes coal ash story

| December 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Colin Campbell, News and Observer, December 12, 2014. Gov. Pat McCrory wasn’t happy with how the CBS newsmagazine “60 Minutes” portrayed North Carolina’s coal ash controversy on Dec. 7. In an interview Friday on Asheville’s WWNC-AM, McCrory slammed the piece. He said that despite spending “an hour and 15 minutes straight, under the hot […]

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Resignation letter shows Democratic division remains

| December 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Colin Campbell, News and Observer, December 12, 2014. A scathing resignation letter from an N.C. Democratic Party leader sheds light on a bitter divide in the organization as it prepares to replace Chairman Randy Voller, who is stepping down. Grace Galloway, the party’s chairwoman for the 8th Congressional District and a former Cabarrus County […]

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NC cities, towns want local sales tax power to fix budget shortfall

| December 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Colin Campbell, News and Observer, December 11, 2014. Cities and towns could ask state legislators for a special sales tax within municipal boundaries to make up for $62 million in lost privilege tax revenues. The legislature earlier this year repealed the privilege tax, which opponents consider an unfair and uneven way to tax businesses. But […]

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