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  • North Carolina mom travels to Iraq to join Kurds in ISIS fight

    06/20/2015 6:33:02 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 21 replies
    Fox 46 ^ | Jun 17, 2015
    <p>A North Carolina mother of three young children has traveled to Iraq to join the Kurdish Peshmerga in the fight against ISIS terrorists.</p> <p>Samantha Johnston, 25, of Emerald Isle, N.C., is the only known American woman on the ground assisting in the fight against ISIS.</p>
  • Pro-life laws stymied by courts in 4 states

    07/03/2015 6:03:09 AM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    brnow.org ^ | Jul 1, 2015 | Baptist Press staff
    Pro-life regulations in Texas, North Carolina, Kansas and Iowa have been stymied in court challenges. Affected are a Texas law requiring abortion clinics to qualify as ambulatory surgical centers and for abortion doctors to have hospital admitting privileges; a North Carolina law requiring doctors to show pregnant women ultrasound images before performing an abortion; a Kansas law banning dismemberment abortions; and an Iowa Board of Medicine ban on “webcam” abortions. Texas The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday issued a stay of House Bill 2, which was slated to go into effect July 1, until the justices can consider whether to...
  • North Carolina’s “Perfect Storm” for Shark Attacks (they're caused by global warming)

    07/01/2015 3:27:17 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 31 replies
    National Geographic ^ | June 29, 2015 | Brian Clark Howard
    5. Global warming Although Frank J. Schwartz, a shark biologist with the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, says there’s too much natural variability in weather cycles to blame the recent shark attacks on global warming, Burgess says the link is plausible. “Clearly global climate change is a reality and it has resulted in warmer temperatures in certain places at certain times,” says Burgess. As warming is expected to increase, it will likely bring more sharks farther north and entice more people to get into the water, which will lead to more bites.
  • I’m a gun-owning American but I hate the NRA

    07/01/2015 9:02:57 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 73 replies
    National Post ^ | June 30, 2015 | David Fellerath
    Some time after I bought my first gun, I got a robocall from the National Rifle Association, asking me to join. After the customary “Please stay on the line. . .” from a pleasant but earnest voice, I recoiled from the barkings of an angry-sounding man: “Did I know that Barack Hussein Obama and European leaders are meeting on American soil right now, at this very moment, to plot the confiscation of my guns?” The caller continued with his insinuations of an imminent United Nations plot against America, but before I could be handed off to a live operator, I...
  • NC prison worker had sex with convicted murderer and helped in escape, officials say

    06/28/2015 11:50:11 PM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    wncn.com ^ | June 28, 2015, | Rod Overton, WNCN News
    POLKTON, NC (WNCN) — The North Carolina Department of Public Safety and local law enforcement officers are on the lookout for an escaped inmate from a facility in Anson County. And, on Sunday, they say a woman who worked at the prison had sex with the escapee — and helped him escape. The NC Dept. of Public Safety says the inmate, Kristopher McNeil, was discovered missing just after midnight Saturday morning. Investigators believe he scaled the fence of the Brown Creek Minimum Unit in Polkton, about 45 miles east of Charlotte. McNeil, age 34, was serving a 14-year sentence for...
  • The dozen rebels targeted by GOP leaders

    06/28/2015 1:28:54 PM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 27th, 2015 | Scott Wong and Cristina Marcos
    To keep conservative rebels in check, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and his allies have been doling out punishments at an aggressive clip in the 114th Congress. From kicking unruly members off the Rules Committee and GOP whip team to stripping a lawmaker of his subcommittee gavel, leadership has been growing more comfortable with taking retaliatory measures to try to enforce party discipline. But several Tea Party targets haven’t gone quietly. They’ve been fighting back with help from Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan’s conservative House Freedom Caucus, which successfully pressured leaders this week to return a subcommittee gavel to one of their...
  • Former Democrat Sen. Kay Hagan passed millions of tax dollars to family

    06/25/2015 8:54:48 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 8 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/25/15 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Kay Hagan, defeated senator from North Carolina, may be gearing up to make a run at Senior Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) in 2016. She narrowly defeated Senator Elizabeth Dole (R-NC), and in turn was herself narrowly defeated by Thom Tillis (R) in 2014 in what wiki called “one of the toughest re-election bids in the country.” (2) The Hagan-Ruthven family combine of real estate development and solar energy projects in central Florida and NC, just keeps finding ways to feed at the public trough! After serving in the NC state senate, Hagan launched herself into the national political arena where...
  • GOP leaders poised to reverse punishment for dissenter

    06/25/2015 8:56:35 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | 06/25/2015 | JAKE SHERMAN and ANNA PALMER
    House Republicans look like they are about to cave. Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) is on the brink of restoring North Carolina Rep. Mark Meadows’ subcommittee chairmanship just days after it was taken away as punishment for crossing party leaders, according to multiple sources familiar with the decision. It would be a stunning reversal for Chaffetz — and, by extension, the GOP leadership — and could embolden the several dozen conservative Republicans who defy Speaker John Boehner, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.). Those close to — and part of — House Republican leadership say...
  • Chaffetz backtracks, reinstates punished GOP lawmaker to chairmanship

    06/25/2015 10:04:16 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 54 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6-25-15 | Scott Wong
    Facing enormous blowback, Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) on Thursday reversed course and said he was reinstating Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) as a subcommittee chairman. Chaffetz stripped Meadows of his subcommittee gavel last week after the congressman joined nearly three dozen other conservatives in voting against leadership on a procedural motion that nearly scuttled a major trade package.
  • 8-Year-Old Appears to Be Bitten by Shark, Suffers Minor Injuries(NC)

    06/24/2015 6:02:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    WBTV ^ | Jun 24, 2015
    An 8-year-old boy suffered minor injuries Wednesday afternoon from what appeared to be a small shark bite, according to the Surf City Police Department. Officials said the incident happened around 12:25 p.m., near 700 South Shore Drive. Police say the wounds were superficial and the child is expected to be okay. Surf City Police and Pender East EMS responded and provided treatment on scene. According to the police chief, the victim had what looked like a bite mark on the top of the foot and a puncture wound on the heel. The bite was about 7 inches in diameter. A...
  • BAD NEWS FOR DEMS: KAY HAGAN WON’T RUN FOR SENATE IN 2016

    06/24/2015 1:37:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    American Prowler ^ | 6.24.15 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    Former North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan won’t run for Senate in 2016, disappointing Democrats counting on her to unseat Republican Richard Burr in what will be a major swing state race. Hagan was unseated by Republican Thom Tillis in 2014 after one term in the Senate, and has struggled in the polls since, but was the obvious pick to challenge Burr. She’s been calling donors and supporters to inform them she won’t run, reported Roll Call. Hagan performed relatively well in an election where Republicans secured big majorities in the House and Senate, and supporters figured she could unseat Burr...
  • NC School District Okay With Gay Marriage Fairy Tale for Third Graders

    06/20/2015 12:04:42 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | June 19, 2015 | 12:57 PM EDT | Emily Richards
    A public school district in North Carolina is allowing the use of a controversial fairy tale about gay marriage to be read in its elementary schools despite widespread community opposition. Omar Currie, a former 3rd grade teacher at Efland-Cheeks Elementary School, read King & King—a book about two gay “princes” who fall in love and get married—to his third grade students in April after he said one student teased another by calling him “gay” in gym class. Currie resigned this week after the parents of three students filed written complaints to the school media review committee. Meg Goodhand, the assistant...
  • How the liberal media sabotages #BlackLivesMatter in times of trouble

    06/19/2015 12:16:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | June 19, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    I realize we’ve been hitting the South Carolina shooting and the disgusting, racist criminal who allegedly perpetrated the murders rather often since yesterday morning. Unfortunately, nothing as serious and tragic as this can unfold in America today without immediately becoming mired in multiple levels of political muck, generally before the first facts are even verified. In this case, the process continued well into the evening and will surely roll forward in the weeks to come. One aspect of the church shooting, however, seemed to offer at least a slim ray of hope in an otherwise dismal day. A consortium of...
  • U.S. government still paying one Civil War pension to woman in Wilkes Co.

    06/17/2015 9:45:24 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 16 replies
    fox8 TV ^ | may 26, 2014 | staff
    WILKESBORO, N.C. — Each month, Wilkesboro’s Irene Triplett collects $73.13 from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs as a pension payment for her father’s military service — in the Civil War. Triplett, 84, is the last living person collecting a pension payment for service in the Civil War. Pvt. Mose Triplett was born in 1846 and lived to the age of 92. After his first wife’s death, he married Elida Hall, nearly 50 years his junior, in 1924. In 1930, Irene Triplett was born when her father was 84 and her mother was 34.
  • Cruz campaign set to announce NC-based team

    06/16/2015 4:24:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The News & Observer's Under The Dome ^ | June 16, 2015 | J. Andrew Curliss
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a Republican presidential candidate, is set to announce his North Carolina-based leadership group, including several activists who previously worked with Lt. Gov. Dan Forest and a civil rights leader who was involved in the Greensboro sit-ins. The campaign said it had recruited evangelical and Tea Party leaders. The Cruz campaign tells Dome that Cruz was looking for leaders to add to “grassroots momentum” and to help him raise money and compete for the nomination. A formal announcement is expected Tuesday to include: ▪ USMC Lieutenant Colonel William “Bill” and Velvet Cowan (Ret.) of Mt. Airy. Cowan...
  • Loss of Health Care Subsidies Would Impact South More than Anywhere Else

    06/16/2015 4:16:08 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 9 replies
    The Telegraph (Macon) ^ | June 16, 2015 21:23 UTC | Tony Pugh
    WASHINGTON — (...) The U.S. Supreme Court will soon decide whether the subsidies can continue for 6.4 million people in 34 states who use the federal insurance marketplace at HealthCare.gov. (...) More than 4.1 million people, or nearly two out of three who could lose their subsidies in the case this year, live in just 13 Southern states – Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia. Read more here: http://www.macon.com/2015/06/16/3799971/loss-of-health-care-subsidies.html#storylink=cpy
  • north carolina house overrides magistrate same-sex marriage veto

    06/12/2015 7:23:09 AM PDT · by xzins · 28 replies
    11 Eyewitness News ^ | June 12, 2015 | WTVD-AP
    A measure allowing some court officials to refuse to perform gay marriage responsibilities because of their religious beliefs became law in North Carolina on Thursday, with the state House voting to override the governor's veto of the bill. The Senate had voted to do the same with Republican Gov. Pat McCrory's veto a week ago. Thursday's House vote of 69-41 was just over the three-fifths majority needed. Ten House members were absent and didn't vote. The law, taking effect immediately, means some register of deeds workers who assemble licenses and magistrates to solemnize civil marriages can decide to stop performing...
  • Cruz Fires At Walker and Rubio: They ‘Don’t Fit Naturally Into Any Bracket’ Especially Conservatives

    06/08/2015 1:05:01 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 77 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 8 Jun 2015 | Alex Swoyer
    While seven GOP presidential contenders were in Boone, Iowa for Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) Roast and Ride over the weekend, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) was in North Carolina organizing his campaign in the state and meeting with party leaders. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) wasn’t in Iowa either, as he had events in New Hampshire. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush also skipped the Roast and Ride. According to the Raleigh News and Observer, Cruz needled Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) from afar, saying they “don’t fit naturally into any bracket.” “Either or both could choose to...
  • Researchers May Have Solved 'Missing Link' Mystery in Origin of Life

    06/09/2015 8:54:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 96 replies
    NBC News ^ | 06/09/2015 | by JESSE EMSPAK, LIVE SCIENCE CONTRIBUTOR
    How did life on Earth begin? It's been one of modern biology's greatest mysteries: How did the chemical soup that existed on the early Earth lead to the complex molecules needed to create living, breathing organisms? Now, researchers say they've found the missing link. Between 4.6 billion and 4.0 billion years ago, there was probably no life on Earth. The planet's surface was at first molten and even as it cooled, it was getting pulverized by asteroids and comets. All that existed were simple chemicals. But about 3.8 billion years ago, the bombardment stopped, and life arose. Most scientists think...
  • McCrory announces by email he has signed abortion bill

    06/07/2015 3:01:21 PM PDT · by Morgana
    hosted.ap.org ^ | Jun 5, 2015 | ap
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Gov. Pat McCrory says he has signed legislation that makes North Carolina one of several states with 72-hour waiting periods for an abortion. McCrory's office sent an email Friday evening which announced that he had signed pardons for two brothers wrongfully imprisoned for three decades in the killing of an 11-year-old girl. At the bottom of the email, it was noted that McCrory had also signed nine bills, listing each bill by their number without referring to their specific title.
  • Hasan Harnett upsets establishment candidate for N.C. GOP chair

    06/07/2015 6:45:00 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 8 replies
    jonesandblount.com ^ | 6/6/15 | Drew Elliot
    RALEIGH — Hasan Harnett upset Craig Collins, the choice of Sens. Burr and Tillis and Gov. McCrory, in a surprise victory tonight at the N.C. Republican convention. Harnett, a self-described constitutional conservative from Cabarrus County, ran on a generic platform of raising money for candidates, bettering relationships with elected Republicans, and other efforts to build the Republican brand. But behind the generic party language was a fierce debate that pitted Tea Party and grassroots types against well-known Republican rainmakers. Outgoing chairman Claude Pope, who endorsed Collins, tried to remain upbeat about the outcome. “It was a close race, but I...
  • Wanted: true friends of religious liberty (N.Carolina Rinos Refuse to Help Christian Magistrates)

    06/06/2015 7:19:08 PM PDT · by xzins · 6 replies
    Renew America ^ | 6 Jun 15 | Rev. Mark H. Creech
    William Penn once said, "A true friend freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably." People of faith that have sincere religious objections to same-sex marriage have every reason to question whether they have a friend in the Governor's office, and, perhaps in certain lawmakers. Recently, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory vetoed SB 2 – Magistrates Recusal for Civil Ceremonies. The bill simply establishes procedures that magistrates may recuse themselves from performing all lawful marriages, based upon a sincerely held religious objection. The same accommodation would be made for assistant register...
  • Revealed: Convicted Felon George Soros Bankrolling Attacks on Election Integrity

    06/06/2015 8:15:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 6/5/2015 | J. Christian Adams
    The New York Times has revealed what some of us already knew: billionaire convicted felon George Soros is bankrolling attacks on election integrity laws in advance of the 2016 election. He is funding efforts to attack laws designed to aid election integrity in Wisconsin, North Carolina, Ohio and perhaps elsewhere, according to the New York Times. Mr. Soros is prepared to spend $5 million or more on the effort, Mr. Vachon said. Two suits that he is supporting were filed in Ohio and in Wisconsin last month, and he is also funding a case Mr. Elias is involved with in...
  • As GOP gathers in Raleigh, Ted Cruz outlines primary’s bracketology

    06/05/2015 11:23:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Raleigh News & Observer ^ | June 5, 2015 | Rob Christensen
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who is in Raleigh this weekend organizing his campaign in the state, sees some parallels between the crowded GOP presidential primary and the NCAA basketball tournament. With the GOP primary becoming increasingly crowded, Cruz said it is useful to break down the field into brackets. Candidates must win their brackets in order to advance. “I think of the Republican primary very much like an NCAA tournament bracket,” Cruz said in an interview at the Raleigh Convention Center on Friday. The typical Republican primary, Cruz said, is composed of 35 percent of self-identified moderates, 15 percent libertarians,...
  • North Carolina OKs bill for 72-hour wait period for abortion

    06/04/2015 4:40:59 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    newsadvance.com ^ | june 3 2015 | AP
    <p>RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's governor says he'll sign a bill that would make the state one of several with a 72-hour waiting period for abortions.</p> <p>The state House gave final approval to the bill Wednesday, sending it to Republican Gov. Pat McCrory's desk.</p>
  • Ted Cruz Makes NC Swing: SENATOR ATTENDING TAR HEEL STATE’S “REPUBLICAN” CONVENTION

    06/02/2015 11:04:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    FITS News ^ | June 2, 2015 | Staff
    North Carolina may not be “First in the South,” but the so-called “valley of humility betwixt two mountains of conceit” has become an increasingly competitive state in general elections (to the extent there’s really a “contest” between Democrats and “Republicans” anymore). Of more immediate relevance to GOP presidential campaigns is North Carolina’s role as one of twelve states holding primaries or caucuses on March 1, 2016 – a.k.a. “Super Tuesday.” Looking to boost his Tar Heel State support is U.S. Senator Ted Cruz – who will spend part of the coming weekend in Raleigh, N.C. as the state’s “Republican” party...
  • N.C. Schools Employ Radical Lesbian Who Called Marriage ‘Slavery’ for Women

    06/02/2015 2:59:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | May 24, 2015 | Robert Stacy McCain
    <p>A pioneering lesbian activist who called heterosexuality “the ideology of male supremacy” and condemned marriage as “slavery” for women is now working as a math teacher in North Carolina.</p> <p>As a graduate student in 1969, Margaret Small helped begin what became the Women’s Studies program at the State University of New York’s Buffalo campus and in 1972 co-taught a course called “Lesbianism 101″ recognized as the first such class taught in the United States. Since 2009, Small has been employed as a K-12 Mathematics Curriculum Specialist for Buncombe County Schools in Asheville, N.C., according to her LinkedIn profile. However, in the 1970s, she was a member of a radical lesbian collective known as The Furies, co-founded by legendary feminist Charlotte Bunch. Small’s 1975 essay “Lesbians and the Class Position of Women” offered a Marxist interpretation of “lesbian consciousness” as part of a “revolutionary struggle” to end women’s “oppression” in the “relationship of slavery,” as she called marriage.</p>
  • Saudi-led oil price war impacts N.C.& Atlantic offshore drilling

    06/01/2015 2:43:38 PM PDT · by brownwill6767 · 4 replies
    John Locke Foundation ^ | 5/21/15 | Mitch Kokai
    Saudi Arabia’s unwillingness to follow its longstanding policy of propping up oil prices means North Carolina might have to wait for offshore energy exploration. That’s the assessment of Daniel Fine, associate director of the New Mexico Center for Energy Policy and project leader of a group developing New Mexico’s state energy policy. Fine described a Saudi-led oil “price war” during a presentation to the John Locke Foundation’s Shaftesbury Society. In the video clip below, Fine explained how falling oil prices tied to Saudi Arabia’s new policy affect North Carolina’s energy options.
  • This Is How Little It Cost Goldman To Bribe America's Senators To Fast Track Obama's TPP Bill

    05/31/2015 6:16:54 AM PDT · by cutty · 56 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 05/30/2015 | Tyler Durden
    It took just a few days after the stunning defeat of Obama's attempt to fast-track the Trans Pacific Partnership bill in the Senate at the hands of his own Democratic party, before everything returned back to normal and the TPP fast-track was promptly passed. Why? The simple answer: money. Or rather, even more money. Because while the actual contents of the TPP may be highly confidential, and their public dissemination may lead to prison time for the "perpetrator" of such illegal transparency .... fast-tracking the TPP, meaning its passage through Congress without having its contents available for debate or amendments,...
  • 'People are going to be just as excited': Clinton courts Obama's black southern stronghold

    05/30/2015 4:31:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Guardian and Observer ^ | May 30, 2015 | Sabrina Siddiqui in Columbia, South Carolina
    On and off the campaign trail in the Carolinas, voters say they have ‘no hard feelings’ toward Hillary Clinton. They say the opposite about Republicans.Bryan Burns could not make up his mind. Here was this African-American voter in khaki shorts, a v-neck T-shirt and black-rimmed eyeglasses, browsing shops at the Crabtree Valley Mall, on a swelteringly hot Friday in the not-yet summer of the American south. And there was Hillary Clinton, who needs to win the minds of exactly this kind of voter, a 30-year-old Virginia native who has spent the last decade living in North Carolina, a state that...
  • Democrat cries ‘ugly’ about abortion bill changes [NC]

    05/30/2015 8:53:37 AM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    charlotteobserver.com ^ | May 27, 2015 | J. Andrew Curliss
    Republicans in the state Senate have added provisions to an abortion bill that are drawing strong criticism from a key Democrat in the Senate. The bill has already passed the House and would extend the waiting period for abortions from 24 hours to 72 hours. The purpose is to give women more time to consider the decision in the hope it will lead to fewer abortions. The proposal, House Bill 465, passed the House in a 74-45 vote last month. Now, in the Senate, a substitute bill is set for discussion on Wednesday. That substitute abortion bill now includes language...
  • NORTH CAROLINA GOP GOV.GOES MARIO CUOMO ON GAY MARRIAGE AND A CHALLENGE TO RELIGIOUS CONSERVATIVES

    05/29/2015 4:57:59 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 18 replies
    Vanity | 5/29/2015 | Self
    The words of the former New York Governor and Democrat icon Mario Cuomo rang out loud and clear some 30 years ago. "I am personally opposed to abortion but" would pretty much sum up Cuomo's message. Yesterday that message was echoed on the issue of gay marriage by the Republican governor of North Carolina in a statement entitled "Governor McCrory defends Constitution". Governor Pat McCrory noted his own 'sincerely held religious beliefs that marriage is between a man and a woman'. But then we got this: "Whether it is the president, governor, mayor, a law enforcement officer, or magistrate, no...
  • REPUBLICAN GOVERNOR MCCRORY CONFIRMS ANTI RELIGIOUS FREEDOM POSITION IN NC ON GAY MARRIAGE

    05/28/2015 2:20:52 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 13 replies
    5/28/2015 | Self
    As the debate over First Amendment Freedom of Religion laws raged back in May with Republican Governors backing down under business pressure in Indiana and Arkansas, the Republican governor of North Carolina, Pat McCrory, said his state didn't need such a law. The legislature has been acting, though, the House passing a bill to allow government officials to object to gay marriage, the bill now in the Senate as Senate Bill 2. But today Governor McCrory says he will veto the bill. A news release describing it is headlined "Governor McCrory defends Constitution". McCrory speaks of 'sincerely held religious beliefs...
  • North Carolina Protects Religious Rights In Same-Sex Marriage Debate

    05/28/2015 12:32:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 05/28/2015 | By D.C. McAllister
    The N.C. House passes a bill allowing magistrates to recuse themselves from performing same-sex marriages if they have a religious objection. Despite accusations of hostility toward homosexuals and discrimination on the level of Jim Crow, the North Carolina House of Representatives approved a bill that allows magistrates to recuse themselves from performing marriages due to sincerely held religious objections to same-sex marriage. After more than two hours of passionate debate, the House passed Senate Bill 2 in a 65 to 45 vote Wednesday. The bill was sponsored by Sen. Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) after the N.C. Administrative Office of the Courts...
  • The Democrats heat up some leftovers for the 2016 Senate races.

    05/24/2015 8:05:29 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 3 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 5/23/15 | Moe Lane
    Before we get into the meat of this story from the National Journal, let me just note that this – “One of the most underappreciated stories in recent years is the deterioration of the Democratic bench under President Obama’s tenure in office” – has always been properly appreciated by me. I noticed this issue a while back. Sorry, but I felt the need to establish that. Moving on… …less attention has been paid to how the shrinking number of Democratic officeholders in the House and in statewide offices is affecting the party’s Senate races. It’s awfully unusual to see how...
  • South Carolina Federal Judge Partially Upholds Christian Prayers at School Graduation

    05/22/2015 10:13:50 AM PDT · by OK Sun · 4 replies
    Christian News Network ^ | May 21, 2015 | Heather Clark
    GREENVILLE, S.C. — A federal judge in South Carolina has partially upheld the practice of Christian prayers during high school graduation ceremonies. As previously reported, an anonymous couple contacted the American Humanist Association (AHA) in 2013 to complain that Mountain View Elementary School had held its graduation ceremony at the chapel on the campus of North Greenville University, a Christian institution in Traveler’s Rest. They also cited that prayers had been presented at the event. The prayers, according to reports, had been written by the children and were reviewed by school officials before being presented. In response to the complaint,...
  • (Preacher) Man threatens to shoot abortion protesters – becomes physical as wife exits clinic

    05/17/2015 6:39:06 PM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    saynsumthn's blog ^ | May 6, 2015 | saynsumthn
    A man who drove his wife to A Woman’s Choice abortion clinic in Raleigh, North Carolina has attacked a group, which refers to themselves as abolitionists against abortion, after he perceived they were accusing his wife of having an abortion. Abolitionists claim they hold to the tenants outlined by Abolish Human Abortion (AHA), and do not want to be linked in any way to the pro-life movement because they favor incremental strategies to end abortion. In the first video of the man, who drove his wife to the abortion clinic, he initially speaks with the abolitionists calmly, explaining that he...
  • Everytown Not Telling the Whole Story on NC Background Checks

    05/17/2015 9:34:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 2 replies
    triangletactical.ne ^ | 5/17/2015 | unknown
    The trouble with the ad is that they aren’t being completely honest about background checks. The ad makes it seem that if HB562 were to pass, there would no longer be any background checks for handgun purchases in NC. Unfortunately for Everytown, background checks for purchasing a handgun from a dealer is a federal law, which isn’t affected by the North Carolina HB562.
  • Sen. Cruz receives bipartisan support for NDAA amendments

    05/15/2015 4:37:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Pearland Journal ^ | May 15, 2015 | Office of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas)
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) applauds the passage of the FY 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) by the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) on Thursday after a week of debate and consideration by both parties. Sen. Cruz introduced or cosponsored more than a dozen amendments that were successfully adopted by the committee. “Congress’ first priority is to provide for the national defense and ensure our soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines have everything they need to defend our freedom,” said Sen. Cruz. “I am grateful for the committee’s support for my amendments, including measures that will ensure...
  • Kerry and the Iran Surrender Caucus need to get their stories straight

    05/15/2015 1:47:50 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 9 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 05/14/2015 - 4:02 PM EDT | JOHNATHAN GREENBERG
    One hundred and fifty members of Congress – all Democrats and, among them, most of the small group of bitterly anti-Israel lawmakers – signed a letter supporting President Obama’s diplomatic efforts vis-ŕ-vis the Iranian nuclear weapons program. Authored by Reps. Jan Schakowsky (Illinois), Lloyd Doggett (Texas), and David Price (North Carolina), the letter exemplifies the hyper-partisanship that has driven the left wing of the Democrat party on this issue even as that wing has cried “partisan extremism” at the responses from Republicans. As if trying to prove Churchill right, this Iran Surrender Caucus, whenever presented with a choice between dishonor...
  • Dispatcher delivered groceries to cancer patient after he called 911 because he had no food [Video]

    05/15/2015 5:09:25 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 23 replies
    rightwingnews.com ^ | may 14, 2015
    An 81-year old North Carolina man with cancer returned home from a six-month hospital stay to an empty refrigerator. With no food and no assistance, the 115-pound man called 911. Unable to fend for himself, and with no family in the Fayetteville area, Clarence Blackmon called 911 telling the dispatcher that he needed someone to help him buy food, WTVD reports: ‘I can’t do anything. I can’t go anywhere. I can’t get out of my damn chair,’ Blackmon told the dispatcher, Marilyn Hinson. An hour and a half later Hinson, along with two officers, showed up at Blackmon’s home – with her...
  • Nascar SCS Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway May Sun. 24 on FOX at 7:00 PM ET

    05/13/2015 6:34:14 AM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 192 replies
  • 2016 Senate field looks as fraught for GOP as 2014 did for Democrats, says Charlie Cook

    05/12/2015 3:10:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/12/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    It took Republicans three tries to win control of the US Senate and consolidate Congress under their leadership. In the end, the landscape left by the 2008 Democratic triumph left them uniquely vulnerable in the sixth-year midterm of an unpopular presidency. The tables will turn in 2016, warns National Journal’s Charlie Cook, as the gains of 2010 will make Republicans highly vulnerable to losing control of the Senate once again: Today, The Cook Political Report puts two Republican-held seats in the “Toss Up” category—the open seat in Florida and Kirk in Illinois. That toss-up column will certainly grow as...
  • Elizabeth Warren Targets Clinton Foundation Donors

    05/09/2015 3:57:37 PM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 18 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 5/8/2015 | Brent Scher
    A new blog post written by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) may appear to be an attempt to align with Hillary Clinton, but it takes direct aim at multiple Clinton Foundation donors. Warren’s post, “I agree with Hillary Clinton,” details her concerns with a provision in the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement that she says “would let foreign companies challenge American laws outside of American courts.” “The Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) provision isn’t a one-time, hypothetical problem—we’ve seen it in past trade agreements,” Warren wrote. Three of the five companies Warren uses as examples of companies that have abused similar...
  • Nazi Gays in North Carolina

    04/29/2015 5:53:37 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/29/15 | Tim Dunkin
    It is time for decent everyday Americans to stand up and oppose this new Nazi menace before it takes us down the path traveled in the 1930s The events of recent months have emboldened the Gaystapo to plumb new depths of depravity. Not content with having the laws of the various States overturned by unelected federal judges for the benefit of the sexual lifestyle choices of a tiny minority, nor with the increasing persecution of business owners acting on their own deeply held personal beliefs, the radical gay activists have upped the ante against those who disagree with them. In...
  • Scammers Pretending To Be With TRICARE Contact Local Mom ( Colorado )

    04/29/2015 11:10:37 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    KKTV - 11 News ^ | Apr 29, 2015 | Sarah Schwabe
    A Colorado Springs mom is the latest target of a scam going after military families in Southern Colorado. The scammers pretend to be with TRICARE to try to get victims' personal information. 11 News first learned about the scam earlier this year, but we keep hearing from more people in the community who are getting these calls. Penni Schacherer lives in Colorado Springs, and says she was in the middle of homeschooling her son when her phone rang. The caller claimed to be with TRICARE and offered her a special cream that relieves pain. Schacherer tells 11 News she was...
  • CNN Analyst: Obama Used "Racist" Term Describing Baltimore Rioters as "Thugs"

    04/29/2015 6:42:28 AM PDT · by rightistight · 45 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 4/29/15 | Aurelius
    CNN legal analyst Sunny Hostin had choice words for President Obama last night when she appeared on “The Lead” with Jake Tapper. ...“Both Mayor Rawlings-Blake and President Obama, today, using the word “thug,”” Tapper said after showing a clip of Mayor Rawlings-Blake speaking. “Sunny, you take issue that?” “I do,” Hostin responded. “It’s not a word, certainly, that I’m comfortable with. It’s not a word that I use. I think that we can all agree that that word, that term has been racialized, and I think what I saw during the riots was, I saw a lot of crimes being...
  • BEN AFFLECK HAS ANOTHER NINE SLAVEHOLDER ANCESTORS FROM THROUGHOUT THE SOUTH (214 slaves total)

    04/27/2015 12:52:50 PM PDT · by drewh · 58 replies
    Big Government ^ | April 27, 2015
    Movie star Ben Affleck has another nine slaveholder ancestors from Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Virginia, according to publicly available Census records and genealogy research conducted by Breitbart News. Last week, Affleck admitted that he successfully pressured Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates to edit his Georgia slaveholding ancestor, Benjamin Cole, out of an episode of the PBS series “Finding Your Roots” that featured his family history. This brings the number of Affleck’s known slaveholder ancestors to 12, who owned a total of 214 slaves. The relative ease with which Breitbart News was able to find these nine additional slaveholding...
  • UNC board votes to kill poverty center, protesters led away (NC)

    03/01/2015 8:12:41 AM PST · by RightGeek · 17 replies
    WRAL ^ | 2/27/2014 | Emory Dalesio
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — North Carolina public university leaders decided Friday to kill an anti-poverty center headed by a sharp critic of Republican lawmakers and Gov. Pat McCrory, taking their vote after protesters disrupted their meeting and were led out by campus police. The University of North Carolina Board of Governors, which consists almost entirely of Republican appointees, voted to disband the think-tank created to help launch John Edwards' presidential campaign and run by a law professor and former Democratic candidate for Congress from Colorado. [snip] The center provided Edwards a platform to travel the country discussing poverty, which he had...
  • Four decades after jail escape, inmate to return to North Carolina

    04/22/2015 2:19:49 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 4 replies
    whtc ^ | 4-22-2015 | Letitia Stein, Reuters
    <p>After almost four decades on the run, an escaped North Carolina prison inmate is back behind bars in Kentucky, having turned himself in over medical issues, authorities said on Wednesday.</p> <p>Clarence David Moore, 66, called the sheriff's department earlier this week in Franklin County, Kentucky, where he had been living under an alias for years, Sheriff Pat Melton said.</p>