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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 […]

The devastating legacy of McCrory’s empty 2013 promise

| December 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Chris Fitzsimon, NC Policy Watch and NC SPIN panelist, December 16, 2014. The stories are coming fast and furious now. The Winston-Salem Journal reports that schools in Rockingham County, the home of Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger, don’t have enough textbooks to go around and there’s no money to make copies or even […]

Revenue collection a growing concern

| December 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Editorial by Rocky Mount Telegram, December 16, 2014. There are two measures by which to judge tax reform. The first is to count the money we have left in our pockets at the end of the day. The second is to count the money the state has in its piggybank after it has finished collection. […]

Democrats target not just Republicans but America itself

| December 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

by J. Peder Zane, News and Observer, December 16, 2014. Winners may write the history, but left-wingers have controlled the headlines since their thumping in last month’s elections. While most citizens worry about the economy, the news has focused on social issues cast as a broad indictment of the decency of America and her people. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Suppression claim takes hit

| December 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

by John Hood, John Locke Foundation and NC SPIN panelist, December 17, 2014. Liberals are desperate to prove that North Carolina’s new election law constitutes the second coming of Jim Crow-era voter suppression. Their desperation reflects three desires. First, they want to win a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the law, which included provisions changing […]

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 […]

Keeping UNC institutions within reach

| December 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Editorial by Burlington Times-News, December 15, 2014. After a short reprieve from tuition hikes, students at the University of North Carolina will pay more next year and the year after. The interim chancellor called the proposed increase “modest.” But that “modest” increase is significant to students and their families struggling to pay ever-increasing college costs. […]

Charles B. Aycock? Really?

| December 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Gary Pearce, Talking About Politics, December 15, 2014 Democrats in Washington are squabbling about torture, a $1.1 trillion budget bill and regulations on Wall Street and big banks. Democrats in North Carolina are squabbling about – I kid you not – Charles Brantley Aycock.   Specifically, the squabble is in part over whether the wife […]