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  • Senate Intel chair: Whistleblower hasn't agreed to testify before panel

    10/16/2019 10:55:37 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/16/19 | Jordain Carney
    Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) on Wednesday told reporters that a whistleblower at the center of the House impeachment inquiry hasn't yet agreed to meet with his Senate panel. Asked if his panel would look into the content of the whistleblower's complaint — which is focused on President Trump's attempts to get the Ukraine government to investigate the Bidens — Burr said he first had to "go through the process of the whistleblower complaint." "I don't know," he added, asked how long that would take. "Tell me when I'm going to get access to a whistleblower who has...
  • North Carolina Energy Company Finds Solar Power Actually Increases Pollution

    10/05/2019 7:44:01 AM PDT · by libstripper · 18 replies
    The Federalist ^ | Oct. 4, 2019 | Donald van der Vaart
    If we expect to create a prosperous future fueled by low-cost, clean energy, it’s time to recalibrate the way we think about renewables. That requires us to move beyond the once cutting-edge view that solar power is a key ingredient in lowering greenhouse gas emissions. Ironically, a frequent target of environmentalists, Duke Energy, is showing us that’s not the case. In fact, Duke documents show the negative impact of deploying solar power on the electric grid.
  • Ex-leader of North Carolina GOP admits to lying to FBI in corruption case

    10/02/2019 4:20:22 PM PDT · by Coronal · 17 replies
    The Charlotte Observer ^ | October 2, 2019 | Jim Morrill
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The former head of North Carolina’s Republican Party formally pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday for his role in one of the state’s biggest political corruption cases. Former GOP Chairman Robin Hayes agreed to plead guilty to lying to federal investigators. He faces up to six months in prison, though prosecutors are likely to ask for less time. No sentencing date has been set. Hayes, 74, is a Concord native who served in Congress for a decade. The former lawmaker also once ran for governor. He was one of four men indicted in March on multiple charges...
  • Pelosi's in SC: Planning Trump Rally

    10/02/2019 2:36:03 PM PDT · by DEPcom · 16 replies
    Fox Carolina ^ | Oct 1, 2019 | Dal Kalsi
    Pelosi is attending a fundraising event at the Hyatt. We are planning a Trump Rally at the same location Friday night.
  • ‘Rural values’ can tilt voters Republican – even for some minorities

    10/01/2019 11:27:29 AM PDT · by Jagermonster · 15 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | September 30, 2019 | Patrik Jonsson
    Why we wrote this——Democrats might assume that a minority people in North Carolina’s poorest county would vote with them. But as one observer puts it, “This is not about Native American identity. This is about rural Indian values.” Pembroke, N.C. — The Lumbee Indians of Robeson County about broke Dan McCready’s heart. The former Marine and clean-energy investor spent 27 months wooing the Lumbee Tribe in rural North Carolina, in a bid to turn the state’s 9th Congressional District Democratic for the first time since 1963. They were so close. Mr. McCready’s Carolina-blue signs were all over the suburbs of...
  • Cooper rolls out climate plan; protesters call it 'sham'

    09/28/2019 7:08:21 AM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 12 replies
    WRALTV ^ | 9/27/2019 | Laura Leslie
    RALEIGH, N.C. — As students marched in locales around the world Friday to demand action to fight climate change, protesters disrupted a meeting in Raleigh to update state plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent by 2025. Gov. Roy Cooper set the ambitious goal a year ago and created a state Climate Change Interagency Council to help meet it. "This is an imperative for this administration," he said Friday. While the Southern Environmental Law Center, the League of Conservation Voters and other environmental advocates praised the plan, some protesters called it a "greenwash" that doesn't go far enough.
  • That Was Quick! State Department Already Refutes Partisan Anti-Trump Whistleblower’s Report...

    09/26/2019 7:08:18 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 22 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | September 26, 2019 | Jim Hoft
    FULL TITLE: That Was Quick! State Department Already Refutes Partisan Anti-Trump Whistleblower’s Report – Says Senior Counselor Brechbuhl Was Not on Ukrainian Call (VIDEO) Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) joined Lou Dobbs on Thursday following the release of the partisan CIA whistleblower report. Mark Meadows told Lou the foundation of the whistleblower’s complaint is already starting to fall apart. Rep. Mark Meadows: Here’s what we do know. There’s reports out just minutes ago that on page three where the whistleblower said that he heard a counselor for the State Department was actually on the call, well the State Department says, no...
  • 1 dead, 14 cases of Legionnaires’ disease in NC linked to Mountain State Fair

    09/24/2019 5:18:54 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 1 replies
    WSPA News7 ^ | September 24, 2019 | WSPA Staff
    Primary Menu NEWS VIDEO WEATHER SPORTS LIVIN’ UPSTATE YOUR CAROLINA COMMUNITY REPORT IT! ABOUT US CW62 Search 1 dead, 14 cases of Legionnaires’ disease in NC linked to Mountain State Fair NEWS by: WSPA Staff Posted: Sep 24, 2019 / 03:19 PM EDT / Updated: Sep 24, 2019 / 07:16 PM EDT health doctor stethoscope charter medical doctor generic_407357 BUNCOMBE COUNTY, NC (WSPA) – One person has died and officials say 14 total cases of Legionnaires’ disease have been reported by people who attended the North Carolina Mountain State Fair in Fletcher, N.C. earlier this month. Buncombe County and Henderson...
  • Feds cite Islam focus in review of Duke-UNC language grant

    09/20/2019 4:24:34 AM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 9 replies
    The Trump administration is threatening to cut funding for a Middle East studies program run by the University of North Carolina and Duke University, arguing that it's misusing a federal grant to advance "ideological priorities" and unfairly promote "the positive aspects of Islam" but not Christianity or Judaism.
  • NC high school football game canceled after cheerleaders punished for Trump sign

    ALBEMARLE, N.C. (WBTV) – Officials say the Friday night football game that was scheduled for North Stanly High School has been canceled due to security concerns amid debate surrounding the recent probation of cheerleaders at the school. According to a tweet from Stanly County Schools, the school district says they have been notified of additional information that could compromise safety measures in place for sporting events. “Safety is our first concern,” the tweet from the school district read. The decision comes amid controversy surrounding the probation of cheerleaders at North Stanly High School after photos made the rounds on social...
  • Duke won’t recognize Young Life as student organization because of its LGBTQ policy

    09/19/2019 8:21:54 PM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 20 replies
    Duke University’s student government has declined to recognize a national Christian organization as an official student group because of its stance on LGBTQ issues.The student senate unanimously voted against Young Life last week, the Duke Chronicle reported.
  • Congressman questions NCHSAA decision to place North Stanly team on probation for holding Trump sign

    09/17/2019 2:56:17 PM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 23 replies
    WRALTV ^ | 9/17/19 | Nick Stevens
    NEW LONDON, N.C. — The North Stanly High School cheerleading squad has been placed on probation by the N.C. High School Athletic Association after members of the team held up a Trump 2020 sign at a school event last week, and 8th District Congressman Richard Hudson is calling foul. Hudson, a Republican, sent a letter to NCHSAA Commissioner Que Tucker on Tuesday questioning why the the association placed the cheerleading squad on probation. "As the representative of Stanly County, I am appalled these students are being punished for exercising their First Amendment right to free speech," Hudson said in the...
  • California adds Iowa to 'travel ban' over refusal to fund gender transitions

    09/16/2019 6:50:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 50 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09/16/2019 | Gregg Re
    California announced last week that it has added Iowa to the list of states on its ever-expanding “travel ban” list because of that state’s new prohibition against funding gender-transition surgeries under Medicaid. The announcement by state Attorney General Xavier Becerra means that as of Oct. 4, California will no longer offer taxpayer-funded trips to Iowa for any public employee or student at a state-run university. Becerra’s authority came from a 2016 California law signed by then-Gov. Jerry Brown that bars state-funded travel to other states that undercut LGBT rights. The blacklist already included Alabama, Kentucky, North Carolina, Texas, Oklahoma and...
  • School Punishes North Carolina Cheerleaders for Supporting Trump

    09/16/2019 12:57:55 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 37 replies ^ | Warner Todd Huston September 16, 2019
    A North Carolina high school punished several of its cheerleaders because the girls dared to be seen supporting President Donald Trump. At the end of August, two girls from North Stanly High School in New London, N.C., posted a pre-game photo of themselves holding a Donald Trump 2020 banner that read, “Trump 2020 Make America Great Again.” According to the Stanly News & Press the girls were celebrating the school’s “American Night” at the football game where students were encouraged to wear red, white, and blue colors to show their patriotism. Trending: Ex-NFL Player Arrested for Vandalizing His Own Business...
  • Teacher allegedly tells class VP Mike Pence should be ‘shot in the head’

    09/16/2019 12:52:21 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 60 replies ^ | College Fix Staff • September 15, 2019
    A high school teacher in Union County, North Carolina is in hot water after allegedly telling a class that Vice President Mike Pence should “be shot in the head.” Information about the Cuthbertson High School teacher’s remarks has been referred to the Secret Service, the Union County Sheriff’s Office said. According to FOX-46, the comments reportedly were made in reference to the veep’s trip to the state in support of recently elected US Representative Dan Bishop. Cuthbertson parent Firas Obeid, who’s “not necessarily” a Pence supporter, said it was “ridiculous” to make such a statement about the second-highest ranking official...
  • High school cheerleaders punished for supporting Trump

    09/15/2019 2:31:45 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 62 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 15, 2019 | Todd Starnes
    On Aug. 30 some cheerleaders at North Stanly High School in New London, N.C., posted for a pre-game photo of themselves holding a banner that read, “Trump 2020 Make America Great Again.” The Stanly News & Press reported that it was “American Night” at the football game and students were encouraged to wear red, white and blue. The newspaper reports that the photo was posted on social media and “caused people to feel uncomfortable.” Apparently, there are some perpetually offended snowflakes who live in that part of North Carolina. It’s not quite clear who complained about that banner, but all you-know-what...
  • Washington Post Backtracks on Story About NC Democrat Legislators at 9-11 Ceremony

    09/13/2019 3:46:17 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 26 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | September 13, 2019 | P.J. Gladnick
    The Washington Post could have spared themselves a lot of embarrassment on Wednesday if only they had done some basic fact checking instead of acting as robotic stenographers for Democrat talking points. And the talking point in question was the fake news that Republicans legislators in North Carolina broke rules to vote for a budget override while their Democrat colleagues were nobly attending a 911 ceremony.
  • ICYMI: Pelosi Commended McCready For 'Winning the Campaign'... But Not the Election

    09/13/2019 10:08:15 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 38 replies ^ | September 13, 2019 | Cortney O'Brien
    Dan McCready lost to his Republican challenger Dan Bishop Wednesday night in North Carolina's 9th district election. Bishop won by two percent of the vote, despite McCready having a two-year head start and millions of dollars in donations. So, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi congratulated...the latter. The Hill ✔@thehill Speaker Nancy Pelosi: "I'm very proud of Dan McCready... He won the campaign. He didn't win the election, but he won the campaign." 168 7:31 PM - Sep 12, 2019 “I’m very proud of Dan McCready,” she said glowingly. “He’s a patriot, he’s an independent voice for the district he would have...
  • Why my American Indian tribe voted Republican in NC's special election

    09/12/2019 1:56:37 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/12/19 | Jarrod Lowery
    The result of Tuesday’s special election in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District didn’t take many political analysts by surprise. Republican Dan Bishop was predicted to win the district, which had been in Republican hands since 1963. But it may surprise analysts to know that my people, the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, proved crucial to Bishop’s victory. They shouldn’t be surprised. The Lumbee are culturally conservative, church-going and entrepreneurial. And more and more of us are distressed by the leftward lurch of the Democratic Party. SNIP Lumbee are educators, ministers, business owners, farmers, soldiers, doctors, engineers, professional athletes and still...
  • Why NC-9 Should Frighten the Democrats

    09/12/2019 8:27:04 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 8 replies
    Spectator ^ | 09/12/2019 | David Catron
    Last week the Democrats were touting the special election in North Carolina’s 9th District as the first major contest of the 2020 cycle, and the polls indicated that Democrat Dan McCready might win what should be a pretty safe GOP seat. By Wednesday morning, after Republican Dan Bishop had won, their focus had shifted and much commentary was devoted to his “thin margin of victory.” Little notice was taken of certain voting patterns that should frighten the Democrats. Specifically, McCready did far worse than expected in every county but one, and many of those counties are dominated by minority voters....