Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

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  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    David Bass’ latest Carolina Journal Online report previews this week’s legislative activity, including the looming crossover deadline for most legislation. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains that most North Carolinians are not easily bamboozled by the heated rhetoric linked to politics in the state capital.
    Mitch Kokai, June 6, 2011
  • NBC’s Today show to feature Rick Henderson interview Monday morning

    The nation’s top-rated network morning television show will feature Monday an interview with Carolina Journal‘s managing editor. The “Today” show sought Rick Henderson’s input for its lead segment on the federal criminal indictment of former U.S. senator and Democratic presidential contender John Edwards. Henderson questioned the federal government’s decision to…
    Mitch Kokai, June 5, 2011
  • I Love America rally in Wilmington

    Becki Gray submits the following: As the North Carolina Republican Party convenes in Wilmington for its state convention, some gathered along the waterfront for an I Love America rally. John Hood offered featured remarks. He focused on other periods of history when America was in peril. He says freedom will…
    Mitch Kokai, June 3, 2011
  • New at CJO: Budget votes dominate a busy week at the Legislative Building

    David Bass’ latest Carolina Journal Online report reviews the week’s top N.C. legislative news, including votes on a nearly $20 billion budget plan.
    Mitch Kokai, June 3, 2011
  • Tillis touts budget deal

    Before the N.C. House convened to consider the state budget plan that’s likely to head to the governor Saturday, Speaker Thom Tillis, R-Mecklenburg, briefed media on his assessment of the final budget product. Tillis also addressed redistricting issues and Gov. Beverly Perdue’s executive order on extending unemployment benefits. Click play…
    Mitch Kokai, June 3, 2011
  • A new ‘read my lips’ moment?

    As Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue forcefully pursues a sales tax increase in the 2011-13 state budget, the state Republican Party is emphasizing the response Perdue offered two years ago when asked how taxpayers could be certain that tax increase would disappear this year: BecauseI’…
    Mitch Kokai, June 3, 2011
  • New at CJO: Details of the Edwards indictment

    Carolina Journal Online’s latest report offers direct access to the indictment, arrest warrant, and news release issued today in the federal government’s case against former U.S. Sen. John Edwards.
    Mitch Kokai, June 3, 2011
  • Perry’s presidential chances get more attention

    Though Texas Gov. Rick Perry has not been making the rounds of the likely presidential contenders, you might remember that John Hood mentioned him recently as one of the most likely 2012 Republican nominees. Newsweek is the latest publication to discuss Perry’s chances, and…
    Mitch Kokai, June 3, 2011