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Federal Appeals Court denies Democrats’ bid to block Green Party from N.C. ballot

The 4th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has denied a motion from two Democratic groups that tried to block the Green Party from appearing on the N.C. general election ballot. The decision paves the way for Green Party candidate Matthew Hoh to compete in the hotly contested U.S. Senate race.

David Larson, CJ Staff
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House rejects Budd, Murphy amendments against new taxes on incomes under $400k

The "Inflation Reduction Act," which passed the U.S. Senate on Sunday, is up for a vote this week in the U.S. House, and the final version will not contain guarantees that those making under $400,000 per year will avoid any resulting new taxes. The House rejected amendments from two N.C. Republicans that would have limited new taxation to those earning more than $400,000.

David Larson
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National GOP group supports Greens’ bid for ballot access

A national Republican group working to help elect Ted Budd to the U.S. Senate is urging the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reject Democrats’ efforts to keep the Green Party off North Carolina’s election ballot. The National Republican Senatorial Committee filed a motion Thursday in Richmond to submit a friend-of-the-court brief. The brief...

CJ Staff
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Stein to appeal ruling against him in challenge of N.C. law against campaign lies

Lawyers for N.C. Attorney General Josh Stein and two other plaintiffs plan to appeal this week’s ruling against them in U.S. District Court. They want federal courts to throw out a 1931 state criminal law against campaign lies. The one-sentence notice of appeal arrived Wednesday in the federal court.

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Federal judge rejects Democrats’ request, questions their role in Greens’ ballot battle

Democratic groups attempting to block the N.C. Green Party from the state’s election ballot “do not appear in this court with clean hands.” That’s the assessment of U.S. District Judge James Dever. He issued an order Wednesday denying Democrats’ request that he block — or stay — his own Aug. 5 ruling placing Green Party candidates on the general election ballot.

CJ Staff

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Green Party says Democrats used tricks to block them from ballot

The North Carolina Green Party had its petition to be recognized as an official party in state elections denied, in a 3-2 party-line vote, at the N.C. State Board of Elections on June 30. But the NCGP is crying foul, alleging the Elias Law Group — a powerful firm used by national Democrats, which was also successful in getting North Carolina's election maps thrown out — used lying, bullying, and harassment to influence the decision.

David Larson
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Young voters sour on Biden amid soaring rent

Grocery lists are shrinking; summer plans are being changed due to gas prices; and now housing security is being threatened by inflation. Rent has risen more than 16% since April 2021 in the 50 largest metropolitan areas of the United States. As mortgage payments are rising as well, homeowners and renters have no choice but...

Brayden Marsh

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Locke’s Mitch Kokai discusses bill to help vets harmed by burn pits

Mitch Kokai, John Locke Foundation senior political analyst, discusses a bill on Capitol Hill to help military veterans suffering from exposure to toxic chemicals. Kokai offered these comments during the Aug. 5, 2022, edition of PBS North Carolina’s “Front Row with Marc Rotterman.”

Mitch Kokai
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Carolina Journal’s Donna King discusses Tillis’ response to a same-sex marriage bill

Donna King, Carolina Journal editor-in-chief, discusses Republican U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis’ response to a bill on Capitol Hill to scrap the federal Defense of Marriage Act. King offered these comments during the July 29, 2022, edition of PBS North Carolina’s “Front Row with Marc Rotterman.”

Donna King
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Locke’s Mitch Kokai discusses latest signs of economic recession

Mitch Kokai, John Locke Foundation senior political analyst, discusses the latest evidence of an American economic recession. Kokai offered these comments during the July 29, 2022, edition of PBS North Carolina’s “Front Row with Marc Rotterman.”

Mitch Kokai
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Carolina Journal’s Donna King analyzes N.C. pursuit of federal biomedical facility

Donna King, Carolina Journal editor-in-chief, discusses North Carolina’s interest in a new federal biomedical research campus. King offered these comments during the July 22, 2022, edition of PBS North Carolina’s “Front Row with Marc Rotterman.”

Donna King
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John Skvarla (d. 2022) explains his support for bonded term limits in 2009

Before serving in two N.C. cabinet positions, leading the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and the Department of Commerce, John Skvarla (d. 2022) touted bonded term limits. He discussed the issue in 2009 with Carolina Journal.

Mitch Kokai

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Ukrainian people in N.C. rally to support homeland 

As the Russian invasion of neighboring Ukraine continues to escalate, North Carolina’s local Ukrainian population is rallying to bring attention to the suffering of people in their homeland and to gather supplies to help them. Donna Goldstein, co-president of the Ukrainian Association of North Carolina, finds herself at the forefront of these efforts.  Goldstein has...

David Larson
Opinion

Why the Fourth Estate is in receivership

The fourth estate, journalism, is racing to receivership unless we can rescue it from its rapacious self. The hubris hasn’t always been this bad, this blatant, or this biased, yet it worsens daily. In the town I grew up in, Nashville, Tennessee, there were two newspapers in the 1950s and 1960s, one for the morning,...

Mark Herring