Donna Martinez

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Posts by Donna Martinez (page 8)

  • “The historic rise in costs for American businesses, farmers and consumers is only the beginning”

    Reality bites. Here’s the impact — so far — of President Trump’s misguided tariff policies. U.S. businesses shelled out $4.4 billion in tariffs in September, a surge of more than 50 percent from the same month a year ago, according to the groups, which are operating under a coalition…
    Donna Martinez, November 6, 2018
  • Cooper’s $58 million pipeline agreement under the microscope

    JLF Senior Fellow Joe Coletti previews an upcoming legislative committee meeting that will begin looking at questions raised by an agreement between Gov. Roy Cooper and companies building the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. At issue is the $58 million Memorandum of Understanding announced by Cooper hours after the Department of…
    Donna Martinez, November 2, 2018
  • Protesters Disrupt Moment of Silence For Murder Victims

    Do these protesters really believe they are persuading anyone to rethink their views by doing this to Tennessee Rep. Marsha Blackburn?  When Blackburn began her speech before a crowd of hundreds, she was twice interrupted, resulting in more chants. One woman in a wheelchair was pushed out…
    Donna Martinez, October 30, 2018
  • Supreme Court candidates face off in unusual three-candidate forum

    Carolina Journal’s Kari Travis reports on the 3-person race for a seat on the North Carolina Supreme Court. The candidates participated in a forum earlier this week, hosted by the Triangle chapter of the Federalist Society. The candidates are Barbara Jackson, Chris Anglin, and Anita Earls. Democrats hold a…
    Donna Martinez, October 25, 2018
  • The Hill: Trump approval jumps ahead of Obama’s midterm approval rating

    According to the new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll, as reported by The Hill: The poll found Trump’s approval rating at its highest level for that poll yet, at 47 percent. Obama’s approval rating was 45 percent around the same time in 2010, according to a…
    Donna Martinez, October 22, 2018
  • Does Legal Marijuana Lead To More Car Crashes?

    Some of my libertarian friends are advocates for legalizing recreational use of marijuana. I’ve asked them if they wonder about unintended consequences — like this. The report, issued by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, said that car accidents reported to police in three states…
    Donna Martinez, October 19, 2018
  • “It’s not as tough as you think, and frankly there’s a lot of fat in there”

    That quote comes from President Trump, who is telling his Cabinet secretaries to cut 5% from their budgets due to the ballooning federal deficit. It’s about time the president focused on spending. I’ve supported his efforts to cut regulations and to ensure new Supreme Court justices respect the constitution,…
    Donna Martinez, October 18, 2018
  • Rasmussen: Trump Approval at 51% of Likely Voters

    Say what you will about this bluster, President Trump is above 50%, according to Rasmussen, which polled likely voters. This rating is for the rolling presidential daily tracking poll. The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 51% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s…
    Donna Martinez, October 16, 2018