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Rob Christensen’s column about the GOP’s 13th Congressional District primary was insightful about the inside-Beltline versus outside-Beltline dynamic at play – the same divide that plays out in the WakeCounty school board fight.   There are two other interesting aspects

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Back at the end of February Secretary Lanier Cansler was deposed and the lawyer doing the deposing asked him under oath what clients he’d represented as a lobbyist (before he was Secretary), and if any of them, back then,  had

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A veteran PR pro here says that when she used to get a call from a reporter, she wondered what story they were working on. Now, she wonders who’s looking for a job.   Mark Johnson of The Charlotte Observer/News

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Last summer, for reasons that aren’t quite clear, Secretary Lanier Cansler and his Deputy Secretaries, Assistant Secretaries and aides trooped over to the General Assembly and told legislators they had a report that absolutely, conclusively, without a doubt proved 45%

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The White House needs to go on offense on the Gulf oil spill.   Democrats, all too often, are weenies when it comes to political combat. They want to be fair, see all sides and over-intellectualize.   It’s time for

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X factors are the spice of politics – and the bane of political operatives.   X factors are the unexpected events that disrupt the best-laid plans of campaign consultants and political consultants, who are the world’s greatest control freaks.  

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I had my hopes up. For a few minutes, I thought the Senate primary was going to get down, dirty and negative – just the way I like them.   Wednesday morning, Cal Cunningham’s campaign sent out a breathless email

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I reckon there’s no doubt the folks showing up at Tea Party rallies have the politicians in Washington – both Republican and Democrat – all shook up but, at the same time, I’ve got a feeling the Tea Partiers may

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Oil still gushes into the Gulf of Mexico, courtesy of BP – “Broken Pipe.” So many dollars, debt and deficits gush out of Washington that the country looks broke.   Even Al and Tipper broke up.   This is a

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Last week on his Facebook page, Raleigh Congressional candidate Bill Randall boldly challenged his readers: “Do not read the following if you are not willing to face this challenge head-on. Is there a remnant out there who aren’t willing to

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