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Make it official: Barack Obama has won the Democratic presidential nomination. He won it with his speech on race last week. He swept away any chance the superdelegates will overrule the results of the primaries and caucuses. By disarming his

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Is John Edwards contemplating another race? The state party announced that Edwards and James Carville will be keynote speakers at the Young Democrats annual meeting March 29. Immediately touching off speculation that Edwards may be thinking of another run for

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Just like John Edwards’s “two Americas,” today we have two Democratic parties: the Obama party and the Clinton party. If you want to know where this kind of split leads, read about Kennedy v Carter in 1980, Ford v Reagan

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Just like John Edwards’s “two Americas,” today we have two Democratic parties: the Obama party and the Clinton party. If you want to know where this kind of split leads, read about Kennedy v Carter in 1980, Ford v Reagan

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Richard Moore’s campaign has taken heart from the new Public Policy Polling survey that shows him trailing Bev Perdue only 44-34. Skepticism is in order given the wild swing from PPP’s last poll, which had Moore behind by 27 points.

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Depending on who you talk to, Democratic leaders in the state Legislature either bent – or broke – the rules to pass the lottery. I’m no authority on Parliamentary Procedure, but the issue seems to be whether the lottery bill

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City Councilman Rodger Koopman has a unique way of analyzing Raleigh’s problems with laser-like precision. For instance, yesterday, at the City Council meeting, he announced to support the troops in Iraq…Raleigh should ban garbage disposals. He said: “If you support

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I’ve spent most of my life working with two materials: words and politicians. I’ve written about politicians, and I’ve written for them. As Jim Hunt’s main speechwriter his first two terms and frequent contributor the second two terms – along

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Richard Moore’s newest ad boasts that he has been “challenging the most powerful corporations.” He sounds like John Edwards, who blasted “corporate Democrats” in his campaign. And Moore is not the only one. Anti-corporate rhetoric is blooming among Democrats this

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John Edwards helped save Bill Clinton a decade ago. Could he do the same for Hillary Clinton this year? After his election to the Senate in 1998, Edwards went to Washington with zero experience in public office. He had barely

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