(9.21.12) Second Perdue Associate Pleads Guilty in Campaign Finance Probe
RALEIGH — Sitton is the second official with the 2008 Perdue campaign to plead guilty to violations associated with campaign finance activities. Greensboro businessman Peter Reichard, the finance director of the 2008 Perdue campaign, took a felony plea in December 2011, accepting a $25,000 fine and two years’ probation.
(9.07.12) From Hope and Change to Don’t Rock the Boat
Last night, President Obama told Americans change was hard and took root slowly. Embracing Republicans Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan would be risky, leaving Americans with only one safe choice: Give him a second term and hope he would get it right this time.
(9.06.12) Clinton Delivered, And Delivered, And Delivered ...
President Bill Clinton could have made a focused, impassioned pitch for a second Obama term, but he had to indulge himself, giving a disjointed 50-minute speech that was about 20 minutes too long.
(9.05.12) A Stormy Convention, Outside and In
The official theme of the first night of the Democratic National Convention may have been “Americans Coming Together,” but the speeches offered little more than a litany of grievances.
(9.04.12) Welcome To Our Gitmo
Charlotte’s security provisions for the Democratic National Convention aren’t exactly welcoming visitors to the Queen City.
(8.03.12) Unemployment Rate Rises As Hiring Increases
RALEIGH — In not seasonally adjusted or unadjusted terms, the U.S. unemployment rate rose by 0.2 points, from 8.4 percent to 8.6 percent. The number of employed civilians fell by 76,000 and the number of unemployed rose by 216,000.
(7.31.12) Political Investment Fund?
The state treasurer could be traveling a dangerous path if she bases state pension fund investment decisions on corporations' political activity.
(6.29.12) Taking a Whack at Boards and Commissions
State lawmakers' decision to take a pass on Senate Bill 851 marks a missed opportunity for needed government reform.
(6.15.12) N.C. Experiences 41st Straight Month of 9-Percent Unemployment
RALEIGH — The state’s unemployment rate for May remained unchanged at 9.4 percent, marking the 41st consecutive month the unemployment rate has been 9.0 percent or higher. In seasonally adjusted terms, last month the state lost 16,500 jobs, the highest number in the nation.
(6.14.12) Former N.C. Democratic Party Staffer Files Defamation Lawsuit
RALEIGH — Former North Carolina Democratic Party employee Adriadn Ortega filed a lawsuit Thursday in Wake County court charging state Democratic Party Chairman David Parker and the party for libel, slander, and breach of contract relating to Ortega's dismissal from the party in December.