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An Old Wise Lobbyist (OWL) gives me a Labor Day break by sharing this:   “Contributors to Rep Edgar Starnes’ campaign should be disgusted and dismayed that he used their contributions to beautify his Raleigh legislative office.   “The Republican

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There is growing talk in Raleigh – by Republicans and Democrats – that Governor McCrory will be one and done. And he’s not going to the NBA.   The consensus, which could always turn out wrong, is that he’s over

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A long-time Raleigh veteran warns that next year’s short legislative session could bring a “hopeless muddle” in the office of speaker Thom Tillis. I quote: “Tillis is forsaking the best political job in the state to run for the US

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Two Southern Governors were mentioned in speeches at the March on Washington.   In his speech just prior to MLK’s, Roy Wilkins said, in part, “My friends, we are here today because we want the Congress of the United States

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Do Republicans want America – and North Carolina – to fail? That’s the only explanation that makes sense.   If they starve public schools, they can say public schools don’t work – and abandon them. If they derail Obamacare, they

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Republicans have been riding high since the 2010 elections but, now, there’s a bushel basket full of polls – by both Democrats and Republicans – floating around Raleigh that tell a sad tale.   At their zenith, last fall, Governor

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Governor McCrory should have hung around to hear Colin Powell. He would have seen a real leader. He might have learned something.   Presumably, McCrory had “boring stuff” to do that was more pressing than hearing Powell address the CEO

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Republican pay policies are the same as Republican economic policies: For the top 1 percent, lobster and champagne! For everybody else, crumbs. Cookie crumbs, I presume.   The N&O reported that DHHS (Department of High High Salaries) “has created new

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Governor McCrory is having a bad summer. He probably thought life would be better with the legislature gone. But that just put the heat right on him. And he doesn’t look like he’s having fun.   People in the know

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Last Thursday a tiny cloud appeared on the horizon, and instead of dissipating, by Friday it was hovering right over Governor Pat McCrory’s head.   If you want to see how Democrats’ morale is fairing, just read Gary’s or Thomas

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