Politics (page 1080)

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    Barone explores the policies that helped track bin Laden

    Michael Barone‘s latest Washington Examiner article discusses the policies criticized by candidate Obama that helped President Obama’s administration track and kill Osama bin Laden. While we may not know all the details about and behind this operation, it’s fascinating to see how many of…
    Mitch Kokai, May 4, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Sara Burrows’ latest Carolina Journal Online report details the ongoing efforts of North Carolina Tea Party groups. John Hood’s Daily Journal channels the legendary Spinal Tap in making a case against forced annexation.
    Mitch Kokai, May 4, 2011
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    Hayes on Trump

    Looking forward to joining the John Locke Foundation tomorrow for a Headliner luncheon with Steve Hayes of Fox News and The Weekly Standard? To whet your appetite, here’s a recent Fox appearance in which Hayes assesses the potential Donald Trump presidential run.
    Mitch Kokai, May 3, 2011
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    Appeals Court rules against Cooper in defamation suit linked to 2000 campaign

    A unanimous three-judge panel of the N.C. Court of Appeals has affirmed a lower-court ruling against Attorney General Roy Cooper in a defamation suit filed against him by his 2000 campaign opponent, Dan Boyce. Cooper had asked a judge to grant a summary judgment in his favor, but…
    Mitch Kokai, May 3, 2011
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    Debunking socialism … again

    One suspects Kevin D. Williamson remains in fighting form to tackle Marxist myths — having recently published The Politically Incorrect Guide to Socialism. If so, he must have enjoyed his latest assignment for Commentary magazine, a review of Terry Eagleton’s book Why Marx Was Right. The…
    Mitch Kokai, May 3, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Don Carrington’s latest Carolina Journal Online report highlights basketball broadcaster Billy Packer’s fight with state environmental regulators. John Hood’s Daily Journal ridicules Democrats’ outlandish claims about potential job losses associated with the Republican legislature’s budget plan.
    Mitch Kokai, May 3, 2011
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    Budget deficit

    Live Blog House Republicans had a press conference today to explain their budget proposal. A number of questions focused on what happened to the $2.4 billion shortfall discussed earlier this year. The actual deficit that needs to be filled is $1,998,057,612. Here's the score: the continuation budget for…
    Joseph Coletti, May 2, 2011
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    Think the federal government’s debt is no big deal?

    Perhaps a new TIME article will change your mind: The Congressional Budget Office projects that within 12 years, federal debt could reach 100% of GDP, putting the U.S. deeper in the hole than bankrupt Ireland or Portugal; the bond raters from S&P have good reason to…
    Mitch Kokai, May 2, 2011