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Hillary Clinton’s biggest constituency problem isn’t black voters or young voters or any other demographic group. It’s the media. She’s overwhelmingly losing the media primary. In fact, if you listen to the talking cableheads, you’d think her campaign is in

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Governor Easley apparently gave an impressive speech to the Emerging Issues Forum this week. He talked about making North Carolina a leader in developing an advanced generation of electric cars. Energy was his topic, but it was his own energy

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Raleigh’s realtors and homebuilders, unless they wake up politically, are about to get another does of castor oil from the City Council. After trouncing ‘developers’ in the last two elections the Mayor’s got a Council that’s more anti-growth – than,

Posted in: General, Raleigh
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Fox News has a new pundit: Karl Rove. After Super Tuesday, whipping out a white chalkboard, writing columns of numbers, he made his first prognostication on Hannity and Colmes, declaring Mike Huckabee is kaput. Rove said – according to the

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The Clinton-Obama race is about two things: delegates and momentum. On both counts, North Carolina’s primary election counts. Here’s why. After today’s Potomac Primary – with 238 delegates – five big primaries are left: Wisconsin, next Tuesday, 92 delegates Ohio,

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The monster is back. Last year the federal government, which will waste money on almost anything, refused to fund Lite-Rail for the Triangle because it was too wasteful. Humbled, Mayor Meeker and other Lite-Rail boosters appointed a study commission and

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North Carolina’s Democratic politicos and media types are in a frenzy over the presidential primary. As Rob Christensen wrote Sunday, the circus is coming to town! So here’s what we’re working on, as they say on TV. Will North Carolina

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Raleigh Mayor Charles Meeker’s close amigo City Councilman Thomas Crowder has a plan to raise ‘Impact Fees’ – and it should warm the hearts of the Mayor’s developer-contributors downtown. Instead of raising the fees (taxes) on everyone Crowder wants a

Posted in: General, Issues, Raleigh
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It’s hard not to like Barack Obama. Or admire his success. Or perseverance. Or eloquence. But I’m beginning to have a feeling of déjà vu. Every two decades or so the Democratic Party erupts and gives birth to a candidate

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If the News & Observer is not careful pretty soon folks on Governor Easley’s Board of Transportation are going to be calling it a Republican newspaper. The N & O has grabbed a tiger by the tail. A few years

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