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It never does to take politics too seriously. Sometimes, the only defense is a good sense of humor. Far be it from me to criticize anyone for running a negative ad – but the people who make political ads, and

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The News & Observer ran a front-page article Tuesday on John Edwards’ statement that “I was wrong” to vote for the Iraq war. Edwards announced the switch in an op-ed article that ran in the Washington Post Sunday. But alert

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It is striking how much of today’s political conversation – in Raleigh and in Washington – is centered on indictments and criminal investigations. Witness: · Nationally, Democrats hope the stench of corruption around the White House and Tom Delay will

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If you saw ‘The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas’ a few years ago, you may remember the Governor of Texas doing a song and dance routine called ‘Dancing the Two-Step with the Press.’ Governor Easley gave us a first class

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According to The Pilot, Pinehurst Republican Joe Boylan says he is considering challenging state Representative Richard Morgan in the primary next year. Three years ago, Morgan broke with House Republicans to form a coalition with Democratic House leader Jim Black.

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Two Raleigh public relations firms have been having a ‘little tiff’ over which of them should get the most government contracts. Mayor Meeker’s Convention Center found a unique solution. It hired both. Capstrat – the Raleigh Public Relations firm –

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Two Raleigh public relations firms have been having a ‘little tiff’ over which of them should get the most government contracts. Mayor Meeker’s Convention Center found a unique solution. It hired both. Capstrat – the Raleigh Public Relations firm –

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Having (apparently) escaped indictment, Karl Rove reportedly has returned to full action in the White House. Among other chores, he is said to be recruiting Republican candidates for 2006. Two speeches by U.S. Senators frame the dilemma that will dominate

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One year ago today, Democrats were down. John Kerry and John Edwards had lost. Erskine Bowles had lost. George Bush was riding high. Karl Rove was hailed as “the architect.” That was a political lifetime ago. Tuesday’s elections in Virginia,

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The News and Observer also reports the Mayor has hired another consultant for $300,000 to verify that his Convention Center is being built with an “energy efficient and environmentally friendly design.” City Councilman Philip Isley asked why the city needs

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