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Obamacare: The pesky issue that won’t go away for #NCsen’s @SenatorHagan

Posted by: ST on July 15, 2014 at 11:52 am » 1 Comment

The Politico has a pretty good write-up this morning on what they call the “disconnect” between North Carolina voters and Obamacare – and how that is not good news for the re-election campaign of vulnerable Democrat Senator Kay Hagan: The Tar Heel State signed up more than 357,000 people — one-third of those eligible for […]

 

Do #MoralMonday Democrats want religion in government – or not?

Posted by: ST on June 16, 2014 at 5:21 pm » 2 Comments

Moral Monday, led by NC’s version of the Rev. Al Sharpton – NC NAACP President Bill Barber – has cranked back up again and it looks like they’re still trying to confuse the heck out of everyone with mixed signals when it comes to whether or not they want religion to play a role in […]

 

Declassified documents show ‘fortunate missteps’ saved NC from 60s nuke wipeout

Posted by: ST on June 12, 2014 at 12:15 pm » 1 Comment

Quite the explosive report! In more ways than one. Via CNN: (CNN) – On a January night in 1961, a U.S. Air Force bomber broke in half while flying over North Carolina. From the belly of the B-52 fell two bombs — two nuclear bombs that hit the ground near the city of Goldsboro. A disaster worse than […]

 

Bad news for #NCSEN’s Hagan: #Obamacare hurting small biz in Charlotte

Posted by: ST on June 4, 2014 at 1:12 pm » Comments Off

Local news station WCNC files this report on one small local business the monstrosity known as “Obamacare” is hurting: CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The doors open early at Fresh Salon off Providence Road in south Charlotte and when they do, the place starts buzzing. Owner Julia Vittorio dreamed of having her own salon, and for five […]

 

Former CLT Mayor Pat Cannon (D) to plead guilty to federal corruption charge

Posted by: ST on June 2, 2014 at 2:32 pm » Comments Off

Via The Charlotte Observer: Patrick Cannon is expected to plead guilty Tuesday to a federal public corruption charge that carries up to a 20-year prison sentence and a $250,000 fine. According to court documents released to the public early Monday, Cannon will appear in federal court at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday before U.S. Magistrate Judge David […]

 

RIP, Maya Angelou

Posted by: ST on May 28, 2014 at 11:13 am » Comments Off

The famed poet and author Maya Angelou was found dead today in her Winston-Salem, NC home. Via Fox News: Award-winning author, renowned poet and civil rights activist Dr. Maya Angelou was found dead in her Winston-Salem, N.C., home Wednesday morning. She was 86. Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Jones confirmed Angelou’s death to Fox News. Police reportedly were […]

 

Paging #NCSEN’s Hagan: NC Obamacare premium hikes may be published in August

Posted by: ST on May 22, 2014 at 11:41 am » 5 Comments

Another day of more worrisome news for NC’s embattled Senator Kay Hagan: States are nailing down dates to release 2015 premium costs under ObamaCare, and their decisions will guarantee a drumbeat of news about rate hikes all the way to the November midterm elections. Democrats are bracing for grim headlines that could put the unpopular […]

 

#NCPOL news: Clay Aiken’s #NC02 primary opponent Keith Crisco dies at home

Posted by: ST on May 13, 2014 at 9:36 am » Comments Off

Via the Asheboro Courier Tribune: ASHEBORO — Asheboro businessman and congressional candidate, Keith Crisco, 71, died suddenly at his home today. Information is incomplete; however, early information indicates he suffered injuries from a fall around 1 p.m. at his home on 1263 Thayer Drive in Asheboro. He was reported dead at the scene when emergency […]

 

#NCSEN’s @SenatorHagan goes for broke, ‘fully embraces’ Obamacare

Posted by: ST on May 9, 2014 at 5:07 pm » 7 Comments

The Senator is starting the first of the tricky two-step I mentioned Wednesday she had to do here in order to try and get re-elected to a second term in the US Senate, the first part being to appeal to her base to turn out in strong numbers in November.  Via HuffPo: WASHINGTON — Sen. […]

 

Bad news for #NCSEN’s @KayHagan: Younger voters could lean less Democratic this year

Posted by: ST on May 8, 2014 at 9:41 am » 1 Comment

FiveThirtyEight has some worrisome news for NC’s Senator Kay Hagan (D) this morning (via Memeorandum): In the past six months, eight generic ballot polls have been released with an 18- to 29-year-old cross tab. Together, they add up to well over 1,000 respondents. Democrats clearly hold a lead among young voters. Across the eight surveys […]