Politics (page 963)

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    For those who love to hate Fox News …

    … the latest Newsweek offers an interesting profile of Fox News honcho Roger Ailes: Ailes says he sometimes discusses issues with the Fox & Friends hosts but laughs at the notion he hands them talking points. As for Rolling Stone’s charge that he has…
    Mitch Kokai, June 10, 2011
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    Perry presidential bid more likely, especially with the latest Gingrich news?

    A presidential bid from Texas Gov. Rick Perry looks more and more likely, according to Washington Examiner senior editorial writer Philip Klein: Several media reports are indicating that Texas Gov. Rick Perry is seriously considering running for president. The resignation of top staffers to…
    Mitch Kokai, June 10, 2011
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Gov. Beverly Perdue and the Republican-led General Assembly aren’t alone in haggling over state education spending. Wake County Superior Court Judge Howard Manning wants a say in the debate as well. Terry Stops explains why in the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Rick Henderson discusses the latest…
    Mitch Kokai, June 10, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    This week’s Carolina Journal Online Friday interview features a conversation with University of Tennessee finance professor Harold Black about the much-maligned consumer loan industry. My guest Daily Journal examines whether public-sector workers deserve the blame for the sweetheart deals they’ve received for years on health and…
    Mitch Kokai, June 10, 2011
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    New at CJO: House approves Electoral Freedom Act

    Sara Burrows reports for Carolina Journal Online on the N.C. House’s vote to approve a bill easing third parties’ access to the state’s election ballot.
    Mitch Kokai, June 9, 2011
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    Lee County superintendent should switch to decaf

    Jeffrey Moss, the superintendent of Lee County schools, seems to have no regrets for ordering students in Tramwell Elementary School to write their representatives in Raleigh, urging them not to adopt the GOP budget. One of the students engaged in this civic exercise was the 8-year-old daughter of Republican…
    Rick Henderson, June 9, 2011
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    Rudy ready for another run?

    William Kristol predicts it for The Weekly Standard: I’m told by two reliable sources that Rudy Giuliani intends to run for the GOP nomination for president in 2012. He may throw his hat in the ring soon. Rudy’s theory of the race:…
    Mitch Kokai, June 9, 2011
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    Cal Thomas is not ready to roast Weiner

    Cal Thomas‘ latest column offers a reaction you might not expect to the Anthony Weiner controversy: There are at least two truths emerging from this tawdry episode of tweeting half and apparently fully naked pictures of the congressman to women he did not know…
    Mitch Kokai, June 9, 2011