Politics (page 952)

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    If the election were held today …

    Whenever you see something like that in a polling story, remind youself: It never is. Case in point — a just-released poll from the Democratic firm Public Policy Polling titled “Bad news for congressional Republicans,” noting that after a little more than 3 months in charge House Republicans have…
    Rick Henderson, April 12, 2011
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    Holden’s day has come

    Hats off to Rob Christensen of the News & Observer for a fascinating and balanced story on former Gov. William Holden, the Reconstruction-era chief executive who was the nation’s first governor to be impeached, convicted, and removed from office. It’s timely, because today, the state Senate is expected to…
    Rick Henderson, April 12, 2011
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    Author, columnist S.E. Cupp pans bitter, divisive feminism

    Conservative columnist and political analyst S.E. Cupp, 32, can’t relate to the brand of feminism that attacks women such as Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachmann as “female impersonators” because of their conservative views. Cupp believes those sorts of attacks resonate even less with college-age women. She presented her views Monday…
    Mitch Kokai, April 12, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    The latest Carolina Journal Online report focuses on the General Assembly’s special meeting today at the old Capitol to mark the 235th anniversary of the Halifax Resolves, a forerunner of the Declaration of Independence. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why it’s better to hire guards —…
    Mitch Kokai, April 12, 2011
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    Barone examines the transformation of public opinion into policy

    Michael Barone‘s latest Washington Examiner article explores the “rough and ready process, with plenty of trial and error” that transforms public opinion into policy results. What is clear is that there already have been significant cuts in domestic discretionary spending — far more than…
    Mitch Kokai, April 11, 2011
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    Big money indeed

    Mark Halperin notes in the latest TIME a key reason for President Obama’s decision to announce his re-election plans more than a year-and-a-half before the 2012 vote: He has no Democratic challenger (so far), and none of the major Republicans jockeying to run against…
    Mitch Kokai, April 11, 2011
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    Redistricting reform effort moves forward with bipartisan bill

    Sixteen N.C. representatives have signed on to a new bill — House Bill 824 — designed to put a “nonpartisan redistricting process” in place. They plan to promote the idea next week. John Hood has discussed in the recent past the need for redistricting reform.
    Mitch Kokai, April 7, 2011
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    New at CJO: Perdue, GOP leader debate who’s more jobs-focused

    David Bass’ latest Carolina Journal Online report focuses on contrasting news conferences from Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue and Republican Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger. Both focused on efforts to create jobs in North Carolina.
    Mitch Kokai, April 7, 2011