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Partisan vote by state elections board saves N.C. Senate candidate’s campaign

The Democrat-controlled N.C. State Board of Elections overruled the Currituck County elections board Friday and kept a Democrat’s campaign alive in state Senate District 3. The 3-2 party-line vote from the state elections board responded to a protest filed by Republican Sen. Bobby Hanig that his Democrat opponent was ineligible to run in District 3....

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Did Democrat state Senate candidate miss critical deadline?

Valerie Jordan, the Democrats’ nominee in the highly contested Senate District 3 election, may have made a fatal error by missing the deadline to file an appeal of a recent finding that she is not a resident of the district. Missing the deadline could keep Jordan from appearing on the ballot versus Republican Sen. Bobby...

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Opinion

N.C. Supreme Court Dems nullify 4.1 million votes

Democrats on the state Supreme Court told more than three million voters to drop dead by canceling their votes for two constitutional amendments placed on the ballot in 2018. Democrats continued their wrecking ball on the separation of powers by declaring that the people of North Carolina can’t choose to amend their constitution by a...

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Opinion

Access is key in Medicaid fight

Republicans believe their decade long reforms to Medicaid have made the program more manageable. They now think Congress is locked in to paying for 90% of the program in perpetuity. However, there are challenges to enacting Medicaid Expansion even though the Governor and both GOP leaders in the State House and State Senate now agree in principle on Medicaid expansion.

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Opinion

Is Cheri Beasley playing possum?

People connected to Democrat U.S. Senate candidate Cheri Beasley are complaining to the national press that Democrat allies are not stepping up to the plate and spending outside money to lift her candidacy.  But is Beasley playing possum? According to Dictionary.com, to play possum is to:  To pretend to be dead, a trick used by...

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Why does D.C. think you’re stupid?

What about Washington D.C., particularly the ruling Democrat Party, makes them think that the American people are thirsting for bigger government, more spending, and higher taxes? Why do they think the American people are stupid enough to fall for their economic nonsense? The professional D.C. class has been flipping cartwheels since U.S. Senator Joe Manchin, D-WV, agreed...

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Opinion

NC Democrats have a ​big money advantage. Will it matter?

Democrats in North Carolina and nationally face serious headwinds. Team Biden is cratering. His approval ratings are low. Inflation is high. History works against the Democrats. The Democrats have serious problems. Mostly the Democrats have serious problems because the country has serious problems and they are in charge. However, there is one area where Democrats do...

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Steinburg to resign N.C. Senate seat

On Friday, State Senator Bob Steinburg is expected to announce he is resigning his seat in the North Carolina General Assembly. He will officially resign at the end if the month, telling Carolina Journal that he plans a future career in legislative advocacy. State law requites a six-month "cooling-off" period before former legislators can begin active lobbying in the N.C. General Assembly.

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Opinion

Moore v. Harper: fact, fiction,​ and predictions

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear the case of Moore v. Harper in late 2022, with a decision expected about a year from now in the summer of 2023. The case is being pursued by Republicans in the North Carolina General Assembly that argue the North Carolina State Supreme Court’s Democrat majority violated the state...

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Opinion

Will Cooper finally try to lead?

Long ago it became apparent to me that Gov. Roy Cooper either does not care about his place in history or thinks his actions during the pandemic are enough for historians to write something of substance about his eight years as governor. Because other than managing the virus with debatable results, there is almost nothing...

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Opinion

Beasley’s better answer on crime

If Democrat U.S. Senate candidate Cheri Beasley can’t come up with a better answer on crime, then her campaign may stall before she gets out of the general election gate. Senate Republicans have launched another ad scorching Beasley as soft on crime based on her rulings as a state Supreme Court Justice.  The new $1.7...

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