Politics (page 11)

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    Berger labels governor’s budget priorities ‘Cooper’s Big Secret’

    Senate leader Phil Berger, R-Rockingham, has fired the latest round in the ongoing N.C. state budget battle. From Berger’s office: Cooper’s Big Secret Governor still hasn’t shared any compromise proposals on anything in the budget Cooper’s compromise is the biggest secret in town Raleigh, N.C. – Governor Roy Cooper…
    Mitch Kokai, June 24, 2019
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    Biden and the segregationists

    David Harsanyi of the Federalist explores Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden’s history working with segregationist senators. … [T]he historic record shows Biden was far more than merely “civil” with segregationists. His early interactions can be more accurately described as obsequious. Biden hadn’t negotiated with political rivals to push…
    Mitch Kokai, June 24, 2019
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    Rebutting attacks on the Electoral College

    Trent England explains in the latest edition of Hillsdale College’s Imprimis why we should be concerned about efforts to dismantle the Electoral College. It is easy for Americans to forget that when we vote for president, we are really voting for electors who have pledged to support the…
    Mitch Kokai, June 24, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Leonard Robinson reports for Carolina Journal Online on Raleigh attorneys who offer legal services to the poor from a recreational vehicle. John Hood’s Daily Journal examines Gov. Roy Cooper’s poll numbers and the likely impact of his push for Medicaid expansion.
    Mitch Kokai, June 24, 2019
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    Coleman Hughes on Reparations

    Though he’s still just an undergraduate, Coleman Hughes has already established himself as an original and articulate thinker, especially when it comes to the topic of race relations in America. He testified today at the House Judiciary Subcommittee hearing on Bill H.R. 40 (the slavery reparations bill). You can read his…
    Jon Guze, June 21, 2019
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    CJ Reports: Public Policy Polling finds N.C. closely divided on Trump, Cooper re-election

    Public Policy Polling released a new poll centering around the 2020 elections, according to Carolina Journal’s Lindsay Marchello. Lindsay writes: PPP, which has Democratic clients, surveyed 610 registered voters on June 17 and June 18. The margin of error is plus or minus 4%. The survey was a mixed…
    Brenee Goforth, June 21, 2019
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    NCAE warns state legislators about…November?

    There are no statewide or legislative elections in November, so the NCAE must have something else in mind.                       Is the NCAE planning a November walkout? Do they plan to play a role in school board,…
    Terry Stoops, June 21, 2019
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    Some Democrats working to squelch impeachment talk

    Susan Ferrechio of the Washington Examiner reports on the congressional Democrats who don’t want to proceed with impeachment of President Trump. While a few dozen House Democrats are clamoring to begin impeachment proceedings against President Trump, a faction of party moderates are quietly dampening the enthusiasm for trying…
    Mitch Kokai, June 21, 2019