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A fan of Tricia Cotham – no doubt looking ahead to a potential Superintendent of Public Instruction primary with Rick Glazier – asks: “When was the last time a male candidate defeated a female in a Democratic primary in North

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A Tapster is mystified by Governor Perdue’s hiring of a new communications director, Jon Romano:    “A governor who is struggling desperately to remain relevant and communicate clearly made another puzzling move this week.   “Governor Bev Perdue hired a

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Two reasons: the speech he gave this week and his record.   In 2008, Obama had a gift for giving exactly the right speech at exactly the right campaign moment. He did it again yesterday with his speech echoing Teddy

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There’s something almost mystic about the numbers.   We call 911 when we’re in trouble. America remembers – and avenges 9/11. Herman Cain had 9-9-9.   Now the numbers have a new political significance: the 99 percent and the 1

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Up north in the land of the Yankees, about a decade ago New York hired Computer Services Corporation to process its Medicaid payments. But there was a hitch, according to the New York State Comptroller: The corporation’s computer system was

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It’s hard to tell whether Governor Perdue’s deal with the Indians proves you can sell a Democratic Governor just about anything by saying it’ll help education or whether it proves our Democratic Governor figures she can sell the rest of

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Last week Republicans were chortling over campaign-law indictments of Democrats. Now they’re complaining about a campaign-law probe of Pat McCrory’s 2008 campaign.   Welcome to the NFL, and strap on your helmets.   From now on, every campaign is going to

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Herman Cain may heed my wish and stay in the presidential race, but he has fallen prey to a political form of termites that I call MOHOPs – for headlines and stories that begin “Members of His/Her Own Party….”  

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Bill Faison is like a boxer who took a knockout swing, missed and left himself wide open for the counterpunch.   The day after Monday’s indictments, Faison told Laura Leslie at WRAL-TV: “I think, ultimately, Gov. Perdue will do the

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