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Thousands of HB2 demonstrators descend on Opening Day of legislature

| April 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Mark Barrett, Asheville Citizen-Times, April 25, 2016. Thousands of demonstrators came to the capital Monday to either urge legislators coming to town for the first day of their regular session to stand firm in their support of HB2 or to throw it in the trash. About 200 people attended an event Monday morning to deliver to […]

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NC GOP goes public on Harnett conflict

| April 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Donna King, Jones and Blount, April 1, 2016. N.C. GOP’s general counsel, Tom Stark, sent a letter to all 600 plus members of the state party’s governing Executive Committee Thursday, outlining in detail the ongoing saga with Chairman Harnett.  The smaller Central Committee voted two weeks ago to censure Harnett after allegations surfaced in an affidavit signed by […]

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General Assembly to hold special session to deal with bathroom issue

| March 22, 2016 | 1 Comment

by Donna King, Jones and Blount, March 22, 2015. The North Carolina General Assembly will return to Raleigh for a special session Wednesday aimed at addressing Charlotte’s recent city-wide bathroom ordinance.  House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Kings Mountain) and Senate President Lt. Gov. Dan Forest say that they have the required two-thirds of the legislature signed on to hold the legislative […]

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House considers coming back to Raleigh for bathroom ordinance

| March 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

by WRAL, March 19, 2016. Leaders of the state House expect to return to Raleigh this week to respond to Charlotte’s transgender nondiscrimination ordinance. Last month, the Charlotte City Council approved a measure that would prohibit businesses in the Queen City from discrimination against customers based on their sexual preference or identity. The most controversial […]

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NC GOP votes “no confidence” in Chairman, begins removal process

| March 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Jones and Blount, March 21, 2016. On Sunday N.C. GOP leadership signed a Resolution of No Confidence against elected Chairman Hasan Harnett and is circulating a petition for his removal from the helm of the North Carolina Republican party. In a meeting of the governing Central Committee, the panel of 30 voting members signed off on […]

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McCrory for VP?

| December 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

by Mark Binker, WRAL, December 23, 2015. Might Gov. Pat McCrory have sights on an election campaign other than his 2016 re-election run? Conservative pundit Ann Coulter, an outspoken Donald Trump supporter, apparently thinks the business mogul and reality star leading the GOP presidential field should look to the Tar Heel State for a vice […]

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Trump: US will be ‘greater than ever before’

| December 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

by Matthew Burns and Laura Leslie, WRAL, December 4, 2015. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump energized a raucous crowd in Raleigh on Friday night with promises of military might, mass deportations, action against ISIS, and an end to the Affordable Care Act and the Common Core academic standards. Nearly eight thousand people packed Dorton Arena […]

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Trump’s comments worry NC Republicans

| November 27, 2015 | 1 Comment

by Laura Leslie, WRAL, November 26, 2015. Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump knows that inflammatory statements get a lot of media coverage – and he’s made a lot of them lately. Now, there’s growing concern among Republicans in North Carolina and nationwide that his comments are hurting the party’s image – and its ability to […]

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Speaker Moore amends five years of campaign reports

| November 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

by Nick Ochsner, WBTV, November 9, 2015. The most powerful man in the North Carolina House of Representatives amended five years of campaign finance reports last month after an audit by the North Carolina State Board of Elections. Speaker Tim Moore, a Republican from Cleveland County, made the changes after the audit found his campaign had […]

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Ethics complaints about McCrory dismissed

| November 5, 2015 | 1 Comment

by Mark Binker, WRAL, November 4, 2015. A pair of ethics complaints lodged against Gov. Pat McCrory by the liberal advocacy group Progress NC have been dismissed by the State Ethics Commission. One complaint, filed in January, alleged that McCrory evaded state financial disclosure laws by not properly listing his stock ownership and involvement in Duke Energy […]

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