Politics (page 1024)

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    Friday funnies courtesy of The Onion

    John Edwards Pays $30 To Register Edwards2016.com Just In Case CHAPEL HILL, NC—Disgraced former senator and democratic presidential candidate John Edwards told reporters Friday that while he has no plans to run for president in 2016, he has nonetheless registered Edwards2016.com because “you never know.” “I’m definitely not going to…
    Terry Stoops, May 13, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    This week’s Carolina Journal Online Friday interview features Donna Martinez’s conversation with Becki Gray about the legislative redistricting process. Rick Henderson’s guest Daily Journal questions the value of North Carolina’s business progressivism.
    Mitch Kokai, May 13, 2011
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    NC Legislative Leaders Urge Court to Strike Down Health Care Law

    An Amicus Brief filed on May 11th, 2011 in the NC Court of Appeals supports Florida’s lawsuit against PPACA (also known as ObamaCare). PRESS RELEASE BELOW: Raleigh, N.C. – President Obama’s federal health care law is unconstitutional, violates states’ rights, and would bust the state budget, according to an Amicus…
    Nicole Fisher, May 12, 2011
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    Romney’s Tragic Flaw

    Live Blog The Wall Street Journal sets the bar for Mitt Romney’s health reform speech today in Ann Arbor. The sum of it is that Romney tried to finesse the core conflict of health care visions. The raucous national debate over health care isn’t about this or…
    Joseph Coletti, May 12, 2011
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    Barone nips talk of a GOP front-runner in the bud

    Is former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney the front-runner for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination? Michael Barone devotes his latest Washington Examiner article to disputing that notion. In the realclearpolitics.com average of recent polls Romney gets 16.6% and Mike Huckabee 16.4%. They’re followed by Donald…
    Mitch Kokai, May 12, 2011
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    ‘Uncomfortable moral questions’ highlighted by bin Laden’s death

    The latest Newsweek, a special edition devoted to Osama bin Laden’s death, labels the killing the “finest moment” in President Obama’s administration. But as Yale law professor Stephen L. Carter notes, the operation that led to the terrorist’s demise raises some questions about administration…
    Mitch Kokai, May 12, 2011
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    Valuing liberty

    The latest Bloomberg Businessweek features a cover story that explores “Why Bin Laden Lost.” You could quit reading after the first two paragraphs: The United States has no purpose. That is perhaps its greatest achievement. America’s founding document, its Declaration of Independence, allows that a state…
    Mitch Kokai, May 12, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    David Bass’ latest Carolina Journal Online report details the contentious N.C. House committee debate over an informed-consent abortion bill. John Hood’s Daily Journal focuses on the need to find a proper balance between disclosure and privacy in campaign finance laws.
    Mitch Kokai, May 12, 2011