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The Wake school board election blazes Governor Perdue’s best – and maybe only – path to reelection: Save our schools from the Tea Party.   John Tedesco & Co. charge that Democrats somehow played dirty by airing Heather Losurdo’s stunning

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At breakfast this morning I asked my politically astute friend what the Wake school board outcome means. His response: “Democrats aren’t dead.”   He added, “North Carolina isn’t a red state. And it’s not a blue state. It’s a 52-48

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Well, in a minor miracle, the Obama Justice Department said yes and put its seal of approval on the North Carolina Republicans’ new House and Senate Districts, then, before the ink was dry on the page, the North Carolina Democrats

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A TAPster offers advice for people in politics – or any calling  – who want to avoid being the next Herman Cain, or the next victim:   “Sexual harassment is wrong. Period. When a man, woman or child says no,

Posted in: General, Issues
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Twenty years ago, another presidential candidate who had been rising in the polls ran into a sex scandal.   Bill Clinton survived. And went on to be President for eight years – Jennifer Flowers, Paula Jones and Monica Lewinsky notwithstanding.

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Over in Orange County the Democratic Commissioners would like to raise sales taxes, so there’s a referendum on the ballot on Election Day, which, normally, would lead to a fight between Democrats and Republicans – but that’s not how it

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A lobbyist friend suspects that the legislature will try to override the Governor’s veto of the voter ID bill this week.   Then we may learn whether some Democrats agreed to vote for the override in exchange for the gay-marriage

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No, he’s not running again.  (It’s amazing how the rumor keeps coming up.)   We’re talking about his personal office in the new James B. Hunt, Jr. Library on Centennial Campus at N.C. State University.   The Jim Hunt Alumni

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It’s said that your favorite music will always be what you listened to when you were first steaming up car windows. The Kinks loom large in my soundtrack.   Last night I was transported back in time – in Charlotte,

Posted in: General
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I received the angry missive below from a lobbyist – who wishes to remain nameless, for obvious reasons – in response to reports that Republican State Rep. Justin Burr used campaign funds to buy suits and jackets from Brooks Brothers

Posted in: General, Raleigh
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