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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 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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Southern Democrats urge a return to Party basics

| November 28, 2014 | 2 Comments

by Bill Barrow, Associated Press, Published on WRAL.com, November 27, 2014. Southern Democrats are joining others in the party who say that a return to advocating to lift people out of economic hardship and emphasizing spending on education and public works will re-energize black voters and attract whites as well. “It’s time to draw a […]

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Tim Moore is state Republican nominee for Speaker

| November 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Lynn Bonner, News and Observer, November 22, 2014. N.C. House Republicans on Saturday selected Rep. Tim Moore as their nominee for House speaker, one of the most powerful political positions in state government. The Republican caucus selected Moore, a 44-year-old lawyer from Kings Mountain in Cleveland County, from a field of six hopefuls. He […]

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Obama moves ahead on immigration overhaul

| November 21, 2014 | 1 Comment

by Kevin Hall and Lesley Clark, McClatchy Washington Bureau,  published in News and Observer, November 21, 2014. President Barack Obama moved Thursday to halt deportations for nearly 5 million undocumented immigrants, defying congressional Republicans who called his unilateral action an affront to the constitutional separation of powers. Obama’s actions reversed his own statements that he […]

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House Speaker to be nominated Saturday

| November 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Mark Binker, WRAL, November 20, 2014. The race to become one of the most influential players in North Carolina government comes down to the choice of 74 House Republicans in a closed-door meeting this Saturday in Randolph County. Six lawmakers are vying to replace Thom Tillis as House speaker. The post controls the flow […]

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6 vie to become House Speaker

| November 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Lynn Bonner, News and Observer, November 13, 2014. Ambitious Republican legislators are clamoring to fill the top job in the state House left vacant by U.S. Sen.-elect Thom Tillis. The House speaker is one of the most powerful people in state government, making the call on when, how and whether bills come to votes. […]

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Cooper campaigns for nonpartisan redistricting

| November 12, 2014 | 2 Comments

by Lynn Bonner, News and Observer, November 11, 2014. Attorney General Roy Cooper said this week that Democrats should push for a nonpartisan redistricting commission as a remedy to political polarization. Cooper, a presumptive Democratic candidate for governor in 2016, made the suggestion at a meeting of the Wake Democratic Men’s Club on Monday night. […]

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Obama calls for tougher Internet regulations from FCC

| November 11, 2014 | 2 Comments

by Associated Press, published in WRAL Techwire, November 11, 2014. President Barack Obama on Monday embraced a radical change in how the government treats Internet service, coming down on the side of consumer activists who fear slower download speeds and higher costs but angering Republicans and the nation’s cable giants who say the plan would […]

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