Politics (page 1125)

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    York analyzes the first GOP presidential debate

    Byron York‘s latest Washington Examiner article assesses candidates’ performances in the first debate of the race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. [A] number of established pols here in Greenville saw it as a showdown between former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty and a bunch…
    Mitch Kokai, May 6, 2011
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    Heritage Action for America seeks answers from Burr, Hagan

    The Heritage Action for America group wants to know what North Carolina’s two U.S. senators think about increasing domestic oil production. The group sent this action alert today: As gas prices rise, Senatorial opposition to American oil production is indefensible. Take Action: Get Your Senators…
    Mitch Kokai, May 5, 2011
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    New at CJTV: Protesters rally as N.C. House approves budget plan

    Anthony Greco’s latest CarolinaJournal.tv report documents the protests that greeted state lawmakers this week as the N.C. House approved its $19 billion budget plan.
    Mitch Kokai, May 5, 2011
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    More than the White House is at stake in 2012

    Much of the speculation about the 2012 election focuses on President Obama’s chances for re-election, but a Newsweek profile of first-term Democratic Sen. Jon Tester of Montana reminds us that other prizes are up for grabs as well. Tester is not the most powerful senator in…
    Mitch Kokai, May 5, 2011
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    Weekly Standard’s Stephen Hayes assesses the current American political landscape

    This past weekend’s monumental events have given President Obama a boost politically. Weekly Standard senior writer and Fox News contributor Stephen Hayes touched on the significance of Osama bin Laden’s death and other recent news during a John Locke Foundation Headliner luncheon today in Raleigh. Hayes highlighted the importance of…
    Mitch Kokai, May 4, 2011
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    ObamaCare exchange vote

    Live Blog The US House passed a bill to stop federal grants for states to set up ObamaCare exchanges. It was a mostly party-line vote, but looking to the state’s three most vulnerable Democrats: Mike McIntyre was one of five Democrats to vote in…
    Joseph Coletti, May 4, 2011
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    Gingrich focuses on jobs

    After acknowledging the "significant victory" Osama bin Laden's death represents for the American campaign against radical Islamists, Newt Gingrich devotes the bulk of his latest column — posted at Human Events — focusing on jobs. Washington is focused on the wrong issues. The number one problem in America is the lack of economic growth required to create jobs. Americans are in pain from unemployment, the collapse of housing values, and the rising cost of gasoline and other commodities. It is impossible to balance the budget at 8 or 9 % unemployment. If we add those who are underemployed or who have dropped out of the job market, this more inclusive unemployment rate (U-6) is nearly 16%. Job creation is the most important step to balancing the budget, so we can move the millions of people consuming tax revenue off unemployment and welfare into jobs where they are being productive and paying taxes. ...
    Mitch Kokai, May 4, 2011
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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