Elections (page 408)

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    Utah senator labels Obama’s plans ‘unserious,’ geared toward re-election talking points

    Sen. Mike Lee sees through the silliness associated with President Obama’s American Jobs Act and the accompanying plan to raise new taxes on the “rich.” He documents his concerns in a new Washington Examiner column: Both plans are a far cry from “winning the…
    Mitch Kokai, September 28, 2011
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    Not running for president, Daniels calls on those who are to address real fundamental challenges

    Michael Barone‘s latest Washington Examiner column dissects a recent American Enterprise Institute address from Mitch Daniels: Daniels’ message, based on his new book, “Keeping the Republic,” was important, one that every presidential candidate should heed — because it was about a looming…
    Mitch Kokai, September 28, 2011
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    In case you missed it …

    WTVD asked the John Locke Foundation for reaction to Gov. Beverly Perdue’s comments about suspending congressional elections for two years.
    Mitch Kokai, September 28, 2011
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    You like me. You really, really like me.

    Whether Michele Bachmann goes far in the Republican presidential race or fades with time, Bloomberg Businessweek praises one aspect of her campaign in which she’s shown true skill: Facebook messaging. Michele Bachmann wants to be your friend. So much so that her campaign is…
    Mitch Kokai, September 27, 2011
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    Top Watergate investigator recounts his involvement in the famous case

    Nearly four decades have passed since the discovery of a secret White House tape recording system helped bring down President Richard Nixon’s administration. Raleigh attorney Eugene Boyce, who was assistant chief counsel for the congressional committee that made the discovery, recounted the story today during a presentation to the John…
    Mitch Kokai, September 26, 2011
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    Barone assesses the current GOP field

    Michael Barone‘s latest Washington Examiner article probes the fact that Republicans are still searching for the best candidate to challenge President Obama in 2012. The latest GOP debate Thursday night didn’t help resolve the issue. If [Romney] overtakes Perry in the polls — a…
    Mitch Kokai, September 26, 2011
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    In case you missed him …

    Don Carrington discussed with WTVD the criminal investigation into Gov. Beverly Perdue’s campaign flights, including her “aircraft providers.”…
    Mitch Kokai, September 26, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    David Bass reports for Carolina Journal Online about the potential impact of a proposed marriage amendment on North Carolina’s 2012 primary election turnout. John Hood’s Daily Journal explores the proper way to address North Carolina’s infrastructure needs.
    Mitch Kokai, September 26, 2011