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For Democrats, this is supposed to be our can’t-lose year – in North Carolina and nationally. But the bad news keeps piling up in Raleigh. You can just see the Republican ads this fall. First there was the mental-health debacle.

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The most ludicrous assertion made in Raleigh this week (no mean feat) was the suggestion by disgraced Rep. Thomas Wright’s attorney that avenging blogger Joe (the Sledgehammer) Sinsheimer targeted Wright because Wright fell “out of favor with the power structure

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03

Rob Christensen may be right that the Bubba vote – male and female – will decide North Carolina for Clinton or Obama. That’s why the two old Bubba Buddies from their days together as attorneys general – Bill Clinton and

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02

When we last visited The Case of the Missing Emails it was a tangled web. It all started when The News and Observer reported the Department of Health had wasted $400 million – it was supposed to spend to provide

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Governor Easley doesn’t need – and can’t win – this fight with The News & Observer over whether PIOs were told to delete emails. The paper all but called the Governor’s lawyer a liar – on the front page and

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When it comes to managing North Carolina’s state government, the Easley Administration is beginning to sound like the gang that couldn’t shoot straight. There’s been one mishap after another. The Department of Transportation wasted $30,000 on a ferry junket to

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It looked for awhile like Fred Smith was doing some adroit foot work in the Republican primary, moving to Pat McCrory’s right. (Or, conversely, and more lethally, moving Mayor McCrory to the left). But, now, McCrory is doing some footwork

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There’s a good old-fashioned brou-ha-ha going on in the Democratic Governor’s primary. Beverly Perdue says – in her latest TV ad – Richard Moore’s Wall Street’s boy. That as Treasurer, he increased fees to Wall Street Money managers 600% —

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The final weeks of a campaign are like the final minutes of a basketball game: If you’re behind, you start fouling. Richard Moore is fouling Bev Perdue – hard. But nothing flagrant; it’s part of the game. Cullen Browder at

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