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The City Council has sent a wish-list of programs it wants the federal government to fund to Raleigh’s Congressional delegation. (News and Observer; 1-18-07). Let’s classify the six projects the newspaper reported three ways: Necessary Projects, Nice Projects (but not

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There is not much, politically, I see eye to eye on with defense attorney Joe Cheshire. But, years ago, Joe and I worked together when one of my clients hired him as their legal counsel. At a hearing before the

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As if the President didn’t face enough problems with Congress over the war in Iraq – now he has the Iraqi government sniping at his plan too. Or, at least, a crucial part of it. It appears Iraq’s Shiite government

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Mayor Meeker’s plan to put a series of charming English-type traffic circles on Hillsborough Street – just sank like the Titanic. The Mayor, for several years, has been pushing to transform Hillsborough Street by widening the sidewalks, putting a seven

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Before the election the Democrats had a lot to say about cleaning-up the corruption in Congress – which was a good thing because Congress is past due for a little housecleaning. One of the items to be cleaned is Congressmen’s

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The Democratic leaders in Congress – such as Speaker Pelosi – made it clear during the election they believe President Bush is sacrificing the lives of young men in Iraq for no good purpose. So it comes as a shock

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A year ago, Governor Easley’s critics called his purchase of a lot near the beach in Carteret County a “sweetheart deal.” The press also reported Governor “Easley’s broker, the project’s developer and the man who helped finance the development are

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Over the last year, Salisbury Attorney Bill Graham, who has never run for public office, has spent a million dollars of his own money on television ads to build a foundation for his campaign for Governor. According to a recent

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There may be cause to celebrate. It seems, according to one TV critic, Donald Trump has had an ulterior motive for his knock-down, drag-out, cat-fight with Barbara Walters (he says she lied) and Rosie O’Donnell (he says she’s an idiot).

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A year ago it appeared, with any luck, John Edwards’ drive for the White House would die a quick death. Today, Edwards’ fortunes soaring. What happened? Edwards was on Jay Leno the other night and, I have a feeling, he’s

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