Politics (page 1136)

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    If you missed it late Tuesday afternoon, be sure to check out Rick Henderson’s latest Carolina Journal Online report on the sentencing of former Easley aide Ruffin Poole. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why the N.C. House version of a bill targeting terminal makes more sense…
    Mitch Kokai, May 18, 2011
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    New at CJO: Poole sentenced to prison time, fine

    Rick Henderson recaps the federal sentencing of former Easley aide Ruffin Poole at Carolina Journal Online.
    Mitch Kokai, May 17, 2011
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    Why the extra day?

    Initial reports indicate that former top Easley aide Ruffin Poole has been sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison, along with a $30,000 fine. Why the extra day? If I remember correctly, the only way he can get time off for good behavior is if…
    Mitch Kokai, May 17, 2011
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    York explores the impact of Huckabee’s election decision

    Byron York‘s latest Washington Examiner article analyzes the impact of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee’s decision to stay out of the 2012 presidential race. Huckabee’s departure hasn’t diminished GOP voters’ desire for a Huckabee-like candidate. To political professionals, that means a candidate who can…
    Mitch Kokai, May 17, 2011
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    Spreading the word about N.C.’s real state budget numbers

    Partisans on all sides toss around a lot of numbers connected to North Carolina’s state budget debate. Some of those numbers are more accurate than others, and some are subject to misuse. Joseph Coletti discussed the importance of highlighting accurate, dependable information about the budget during a presentation today to…
    Mitch Kokai, May 16, 2011
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    The specter of inflation

    Americans have been spared for decades from massive inflation. But Nina Easton’s latest Fortune column suggests the “specter” of large-scale price hikes could be added to “Obama’s list of economic woes.” We haven’t experienced real inflation in more than a generation, so this economic…
    Mitch Kokai, May 16, 2011
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    Virginia A.G. explains his state’s suits against the federal government

    If you watched with interest as North Carolina Republican legislators filed a brief supporting a lawsuit against ObamaCare — sidestepping Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue and Attorney General Roy Cooper — you might be interested to read a recent issue of Hillsdale College’s Imprimis. Virginia A.G. Ken…
    Mitch Kokai, May 16, 2011
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    An Obama apologist sees his weakness on the economy

    No one could use TIME columnist Joe Klein of being a regular critic of our 44th president. That’s why it’s interesting to read this analysis from Klein’s latest column: By depriving the Republicans of the birth-certificate and tough-on-terrorism issues in a single…
    Mitch Kokai, May 16, 2011