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Last year when I decided to work with the trial lawyers I took a fair amount of razzing from my Republican friends – among Republicans, lawyers are not as unpopular as the Huns but it’s close. As best as I can

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The Democrats in Raleigh haven’t looked this befuddled in years – redistricting is one source of their bewilderment but the roots of their disorder run deeper: In every state election for two decades the Raleigh Democrats have outraised Republicans by

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The GOP 13th Congressional District race looks like a mini-version of the Republican presidential race.   George Holding is playing the part of Mitt Romney: establishment conservative focusing on cutting spending and deficits (and ignoring the reality that Republican Presidents

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Can Democrats get so lucky? Will the Republicans really nominate Rick Santorum?   I had high hopes for Newt Gingrich. But, once again, he has proven to be the Hindenburg of American politics: a huge vessel of hot air doomed

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Listen up, ACC execs and refs: Any Big Shot today has to be open, honest and accountable. No comment and not answering questions won’t cut it.   Full disclosure: I was at the State game Saturday, and I’m a big

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A Democratic TAPster offers these thoughts “Re – Caterpillar and others over the past several months:   “If I were running for governor (and I’m not but have to admit I think I could beat the current group of contenders)

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A Republican filed to run for State House and no sooner had he filed than he was told he had to fill out a second form called a Financial Disclosure Report – so he went to the State Ethics Commission’s

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What would have happened two years ago if then-Speaker Joe Hackney had ordered Capitol police to clear away a group of Tea Party demonstrators on the second floor of the Legislative Building?   Republicans no doubt would be in high

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Pat McCrory hasn’t yet figured out how to deal with not having Bev Perdue to kick around any more.   He said at his filing that he’s running against “broken government.” Well, who isn’t?   As questions he got showed,

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Obama’s new budget is out and the more things change the more they remain the same – he’s increasing the deficit (from $1.3 to $1.33 trillion) and increasing spending, but big cuts are coming somewhere down the road.   Obama’s

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