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09

Tonight’s debate is a chance for Bev Perdue and Pat McCrory to step out of the shadows of the national party conventions and the U.S. Senate race. Time to fill in the picture of themselves – and their opponent. Their

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09

Under the Dome reports that political analyst Charlie Cook said at Elon University yesterday that: Obama’s extensive field operation in North Carolina will bring a higher percentage of young voters and black voters to the polls who will support other

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08

Let’s pause before we leap into two months of partisan rancor, as John McCain might say. The two parties nominated two remarkable men for President. And they come from two different Americas, as John Edwards might say. Obama represents the

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05

That old bomber pilot John McCain dropped a blockbuster on both parties this week with his pick of Sarah Palin. He shook the Republicans back to life, and he shook up the Democrats. He also shook up the race. But

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05

Watching Sarah Palin’s speech, I could not help but think two things.First, I thought I was watching the rise of a great future star of the Republican Party. She handled herself well, and had a real fire and energy that

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04

This week’s Time says John McCain’s basic nature is sarcastic. That’s how he often deals with staff and reporters. Sarah Palin’s speech struck me that way: sarcastic. When Republicans nominate candidates who seem mean-spirited, they lose. Witness Goldwater in 1964

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03

Last night, I got Mau Mau-ed on a radio interview by a Democrat who said, Don’t be naïve. You can’t really believe McCain knew Sarah Palin’s daughter was pregnant before he picked her? In fact, I’m inclined to take McCain

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03

It’s an iron law of politics: Stay out of the way when your opponent is busy destroying himself. So Barack Obama is smart to lay low this week. John McCain’s VP pick shows us what kind of President he would

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03

Many a time I’ve given a reporter a quote that didn’t look so good in print. So I felt for Rep. Melanie Wade Goodwin. The chair of the House committee on campaign finance law, she was expressing doubt about tougher

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03

The North Carolina General Assembly has not necessarily fallen in love with big boats riding down the highways. They just don’t like Mike Easley. That’s what the override of his veto was about. It was one last chance to give

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