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5 hrs ago | Daily Kos

SCOTUS Case Just Wrong for Dems

Overview: A Supreme Court case next week will have long-lasting implications. It could provide precedence as a place for polluters to hide.

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Related Topix: US News, US Supreme Court, US Military, US Marine Corps, US Politics, Senator Kay Hagan, US Senate, Democrat, North Carolina

9 hrs ago | Daily Kos

Phyllis Schlafly Gets Schooled By A Twelve Year-Old

OK, not just any twelve year-old. Those of you who follow the Moral Monday movement in North Carolina may remember Madison Kimrey, the twelve year-old who stood in front of Governor McCrory's mansion and spoke up for voter rights, and who McCrory insulted by having an aide bring out cookies.

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Related Topix: North Carolina, Pat McCrory, US Governors, US News, Liberal Political News

Sat Apr 19, 2014

News Observer

Christensen: Democrats meddling in GOP primary

The Senate Majority PAC, which is closely associated with Reid, last week began a $1 million TV ad campaign against state House Speaker Thom Tillis in what is likely an effort to influence the outcome of the May The ad is designed to help Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan by wounding or defeating Tillis – forcing him into a runoff if he fails to win ... (more)

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Senator Kay Hagan, North Carolina, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, US House of Representatives, Todd Akin, Claire McCaskill, Missouri

The Washington Post

Democrats seek to reshape midterm electorate along lines of a presidential year

Sen. Kay Hagan hosts \"Conversations with Kay\" at the Greene County Museum on Friday, Aug. 3, 2012 in Snow Hil.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, Senator Kay Hagan, US Senate, Democrat, North Carolina, 2012 Presidential Election, Representative Cory Gardner, Republican, US House of Representatives

Greenwich Citizen

Hagan contrasts persona, GOP in NC Senate campaign

In this Wednesday, April 16, 2014 photo, Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., listens during an appearance in Durham, N.C. Hagan has tried for her first 5 1/2 years in the U.S. Senate to persuade North Carolina voters that being in the middle of the road is a good thing.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Kay Hagan, US News, US Senate, Democrat, North Carolina, Durham, NC, 2012 Presidential Election

Free Republic

As Goes North Carolina, So go Republican hopes to take over the Senate

To win the Senate, Republicans must win North Carolina. While it's mathematically possible to take the Senate without ousting Democratic senator Kay Hagan, the chances of that happening are close to zero.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Senator Kay Hagan, North Carolina, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Senator Mike Lee

WMBF

NC's Haliwa-Saponi tribe holds 49th annual powwow

Tribe member Danny Richardson tells the Rocky Mount Telegram that the event attracts members of the Haliwa-Saponi who stayed in Hollister along with those who moved away.

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Related Topix: North Carolina

Rocky Mount Telegram

Budget oversight isn't easy for NC lawmakers

The Republicans now in charge of the North Carolina General Assembly are learning it's not easy to keep tabs on the executive branch of state government when lawmakers are officially out of town.

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Related Topix: North Carolina, Raleigh, NC, Beverly Perdue, US Governors, Durham, NC

Washington Blade

Southern LGBT groups file brief in Va. marriage case

Army Lt. Col. Heather Mack and Ashley Broadway-Mack live in Fort Bragg, N.C. Two Southern LGBT advocacy groups on Friday filed an amicus brief in a federal lawsuit challenging Virginia's same-sex marriage ban.

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Related Topix: Wedding, North Carolina, Fort Bragg, US Army, Camp Lejeune, Fort Bragg, NC

Fri Apr 18, 2014

The Virginian-Pilot

Clergy want meeting with N.C. Republican lawmakers

Several clergy members opposed to Republican policies approved in North Carolina are asking to meet with GOP state government leaders before the legislative session begin next month.

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Related Topix: North Carolina, Healthcare Law, Law, Pat McCrory, US Governors

Washington Times

Food stamp backlog still costs NC governments

Meeting deadlines set by federal regulators to eliminate North Carolina's backlog of food stamp applications still came with a cost to state and local governments.

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Related Topix: North Carolina, Healthcare Law, Law, Agriculture, Science, Medicaid, Health

The Miami Herald

Feds don't require median barriers shown to curb traffic deaths

Cable barrier runs through the median of Interstate 70 just west of the Sedalia exit in Missouri.

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Related Topix: Missouri Government, Missouri, North Carolina, California, California Government

John Locke Foundation

Latest N.C. employment data bolster the state's fiscally conservative approach

North Carolina's official unemployment rate dropped again in March to 6.3 percent.

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Related Topix: North Carolina

News Observer

Seven months, no records from DHHS on Carol Steckel's emails

The McCrory administration hired Steckel with great fanfare in January 2013 to reform Medicaid.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, North Carolina, Pat McCrory, US Governors

News Observer

NC Sen. Hagan runs 1st ad, goes after Tillis

Hagan released her first commercial in her bid to win re-election, a statewide radio spot criticizing Tillis, even though he's just one of eight candidates in the May 6 GOP primary.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Kay Hagan, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Senator Mike Lee, North Carolina

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Common Dreams

What CCAAP Can't Do: Protect NC from Duke Energy Coal Ash

April 17 - Late last night, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory released his so-called "Comprehensive Coal Ash Action Plan" claiming the legislation will "close loopholes in state law to strengthen the state's ability to regulate coal ash ponds."

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Related Topix: North Carolina, Pat McCrory, US Governors, Criminal Defense Law, Law, South Carolina, South Carolina Government, US News, Liberal Political News

John Locke Foundation

Charlotte Observer editorial offers its own "education in politics"

I am not surprised that the Charlotte Observer editorial staff is attacking the Republican chairs of the North Carolina Educator Effectiveness and Compensation Task Force, Rep. Rob Bryan and Sen. Jerry Tillman.

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Related Topix: North Carolina, Opinion

Burlington Times News

N.C. Medicaid keeps shortfall at $120 to $140 million

The agency running Medicaid in North Carolina is sticking to its previous shortfall projection as unpaid claims and application backlogs remain.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, North Carolina

The Robesonian

Playing games with the numbers

The irony seemed to completely escape Gov. Pat McCrory Wednesday as he took the podium at a Tax Day event to heap praise on last year's tax package that gave huge breaks to millionaires and large corporations while asking many small businesses and most North Carolina families to pay more.

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Related Topix: Pat McCrory, US Governors, Small Business, Personal Finance, North Carolina, Tax, US News, Opinion

Daily Kos

North Carolina senate candidate Greg Brannon is what's wrong with the Republican Party

Dr. Greg Brannon, a Republican contending for the party's Senate nomination in North Carolina, once called U.S. property taxes as central planning, referencing the Holocaust and Soviet Union as other examples of central planning, in a 2012 radio interview.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Representative Justin Amash, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Senator Rand Paul, North Carolina

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