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08

A veteran Raleigh observer says “Governor-elect Pat McCrory is off to a surprisingly rough start.”   Here’s the TAPster’s critique:   “He’s a seasoned politician but acts like an amateur (or a Wake school board member). Here are three examples

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07

Up in Washington, right after Obama won reelection, House Speaker John Boehner held a press conference to announce he’d seen the light and was ready to compromise and accept more tax revenues (which translated from political speak into plain English

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07

As their time in office winds down, Governors and Presidents often come down with LLS – Legacy-Leaving Syndrome.   Symptoms include a sudden fever to leave on a high note, a thirst to do something big and memorable. Side effects

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06

It was like watching the rerun of a bad old black and white movie: Obama won reelection then, the next day, at a press conference in Washington John Boehner stood up and announced he was ready to compromise and accept

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06

This isn’t the first Dix land fight. And it’s not the first time the state did the right thing despite short-sighted politicians.   Exactly 28 years ago, in late 1984, another outgoing governor had plans for Dix land. Governor Hunt

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05

Back in 2005, Governor Mike Easley pulled strings and got his wife a job at North Carolina State University running what he called a ‘speakers series;’ then the Governor pulled more strings and got his wife a new job paying

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05

It’s shameful that Republicans believe their political future rests on voter suppression. But Democrats can turn this chicken shit into chicken salad.   First they tell voters: “Republicans are doing all they can to make sure only angry old white

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05

Well, Governor Perdue’s stepped in another mess. She’s announced she’s going to sidestep the normal nominating process (she set up) to pick a new Supreme Court Judge before Pat McCrory takes office.   Perdue explained how her plan made sense,

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04

For Republicans it was like old times – just when they were getting into a funk because they won’t have Governor Perdue fumbling through press conferences anymore, instead of riding quietly in the sunset the Governor held one last press

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04

Maybe I should be more forgiving when it comes to naming a building for Jesse Helms. Maybe I should let the past go, let bygones be bygones and let go of old grudges.   No way.   Helms was a

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