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  • Lincoln Project offers list of GOP senators who 'protect' Trump in new ad

    07/08/2020 8:15:01 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07 08 2020 | Marina Pitofsky
    The Lincoln Project, a Republican super PAC, in a new ad slammed some of President Trump’s top GOP allies in the Senate, accusing a slate of Republican lawmakers of “cowardice” and “betrayal.” The ad, released Wednesday, states, “Someday soon, the time of Trump will pass. This circus of incompetence, corruption and cruelty will end. When it does, the men and women in Trump’s Republican Party will come to you, telling you they can repair the damage he’s done. They’ll beg you to forgive their votes to exonerate Trump from his crimes, ask you to forgive their silence, their cowardice and...
  • As local news crumbles, should the federal government intervene?

    07/08/2020 9:03:15 AM PDT · by rintintin · 67 replies
    Columbia Journalism Review ^ | July 8 2020 | Lauren Harris
    Journalism is just one of the industries hard-hit by the economic fallout from the pandemic. While we reimagine journalism’s structures and funding models, what role might the government play in intervening to support the role of a functioning press—not just someday, but now? In a new report published by the Hussman School of Journalism and Media at the University of North Carolina, Penny Abernathy—a collaborator on our Cutback Tracker project—underlines the stakes. Since 2005, more than a quarter of the country’s newspapers have disappeared. In the same fifteen-year span, the number of local journalists working in newsrooms has dropped by...
  • The GOP Mess in Florida, Brought to You by On the Job Training at the NRSC

    04/29/2010 10:27:49 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 44 replies · 897+ views ^ | April 29th, 2010 | by Brad Jackson
    NRSC Chairman John Cornyn said today that Florida’s GOP Senate primary has been “a learning experience” for him. If we’ll remember back to last year, Cornyn’s NRSC recruited (then Republican) Governor Charlie Crist to challenge the already announced conservative darling Marco Rubio for the open Senate seat left by the departure of Mel Martinez. Of course Rubio didn’t need a challenger, and should have been allowed to run uninterrupted from Washington. Cornyn sees that wisdom now. “In this political environment it’s not necessarily helpful for candidates running in the states to have the national party chairman” endorse them. No joke....
  • Donald Trump is facing the prospect of a landslide loss

    06/25/2020 2:31:17 PM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 300 replies
    CNN ^ | June 25,2020 | Chris Cillizza
    (CNN)A half dozen new swing-state polls released Thursday morning suggest that not only would President Donald Trump lose if the election were held today, he would lose in a landslide. The surveys, conducted by The New York Times and Siena College, show Trump trailing former Vice President Joe Biden by double digits in Michigan (Biden +11), Wisconsin (Biden +11) and Pennsylvania (Biden+ 10) and by mid-single digits in North Carolina (Biden +9), Arizona (Biden +7) and Florida (Biden +6). Trump won every one of those states in the 2016 election. Switch them from red to blue and you can quickly...
  • Crews removing Confederate monument in NC unearth a time capsule buried for 125 years

    06/30/2020 2:24:04 PM PDT · by Libloather · 38 replies
    News Observer ^ | 6/29/20 | Jonas Pope IV
    For several days last week, workers dismantled the 75-foot Confederate statue that has stood on the state Capitol grounds for 125 years. Monday, as crews removed the base to finish the job, they unearthed a time capsule of sorts underneath the rubble. The capsule was placed there when the monument was erected in 1894, said Michele Walker, public information officer for the N.C. Department of Cultural and Resources, in an interview with The News & Observer. Gov. Roy Cooper ordered the statue’s removal, along with the removal of two other Confederate monuments on Capitol grounds. The governor cited public safety...
  • The Corporate Media Finally Have A Working Plan To Beat Trump

    06/30/2020 7:22:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 30, 2020 | Christopher Bedford
    Despite their roots in reality, there is no doubt that these crises -- and the White House and Senate's attempts to tackle them -- would be reported differently if Hillary Clinton were president. It took more than five years, but the corporate media finally have the tools and strategy to successfully defeat President Donald Trump.The corporate media have these, mind you, despite the Democratic Party, whose foibles, stumbles, and misfires over those same five years have only complicated efforts, kicking off with a disastrous 2016 defeat and eventually culminating in a near-invisible and increasingly senile presidential candidate stumbling through a...
  • Never Trumpers cross line with party operatives by targeting GOP senators: 'Taking it too far'

    06/29/2020 7:28:44 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/29/2020 | Paul Steinhauser
    The "Never Trump" coalition of Republicans fighting to oust President Trump from the White House is making a risky play, just as the president's lackluster poll numbers are raising concerns on the right -- they're going after Republican senators too. The effort is being led by The Lincoln Project, a media-savvy outfit that spends most of its time hammering the incumbent president with scathing TV and digital ads. But along with targeting Trump, The Lincoln Project is now weighing in on the races of GOP senators facing tough reelections this year. ... The spot characterizes Daines – who’s facing a...
  • Black Republican Couple Crack Up Laughing At Black Lives Matter Protest With “Zero Black People”

    06/28/2020 7:47:21 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 24 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 28, 2020 | The Scoop
    Republican Trump supporter Benji Irby and his wife went to visit the North Carolina State Capitol when they happened upon a Black Lives Matter statue protest…with NO BLACK PEOPLE in attendance!
  • County Covid numbers jump 13.5% in 72 hours, but sheriff won't enforce mask order

    06/27/2020 7:47:13 AM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 59 replies
    News & Record (Greensboro NC) ^ | June 26, 2020 | Susie C. Spear
    WENTWORTH — As Rockingham County’s reported COVID-19 cases jumped by 13.5% in three days, Sheriff Sam Page announced on Friday that he will not enforce Gov. Roy Cooper’s executive order requiring citizens to wear masks in public. Page further said he will not enforce crowd limits on wedding receptions, despite the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services’ opinion that such events should be limited. Though the state doesn’t limit the number of people who can attend a wedding or funeral, it doesn’t list receptions as part of the exemption to its mass-gathering limits.The state allows no more than 10...
  • Duke's Mike Krzyzewski: 'Black lives matter' a human rights statement, not a political one.

    06/27/2020 12:35:21 AM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 77 replies
    ESPN.COM ^ | June 26, 2020 | Myron Medcalf
    In a passionate message in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said "it's time" for America to address and solve systemic racism. Through a message released via Twitter on Friday afternoon, Krzyzewski said America had chosen the "easier wrong" for 400 years and denied the impact of racism. "We see that," Krzyzewski said in the video. "And what do we do when we see it? We turn the other way. We don't solve the problem. The problem will not be solved and no problem is solved unless you acknowledge the problem. Acknowledge it. If you...
  • Three hours after getting out of jail, North Carolina man fatally shoots girl, 7, in the head while she was eating ice cream

    06/26/2020 6:09:46 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 59 replies
    KNEWZ.COM ^ | 6-26-20 | KNEWZ.COM
    Within just three hours of being released from jail, a North Carolina man shot a young girl in the head, the Daily Mail reports. Little seven-year old Aaliyah Norris perished after she sustained a bullet wound to her skull. The girl was riding inside a car when the man shot her in the head. So tragic was the scene that Aaliyah was eating ice cream when the bullet came in the window, according to the Daily Mail. Officers responded to the incident at the intersection on Tuesday and found two people removing Aaliyah from a car. Man, 26, is charged...
  • How Joni Ernst's New Bill Would Help End Anarchy in the Streets

    06/26/2020 7:09:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies ^ | 6/26/2020 | Cortney O'Brien
    It's time to stop the anarchy. And Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) believes one way to do that is to threaten to withhold funds from any cities or states that continue to let rioters rule the streets. The Ending Taxpayer Funding of Anarchy Act is pretty self-explanatory. "For fiscal year 2021, and each fiscal year thereafter, a State or political subdivision of a State that is an anarchist jurisdiction at any time during a fiscal year may not receive Federal financial assistance from an executive agency during that fiscal year," the bill reads. “Anarchy cannot continue on our streets," Sen. Ernst...
  • “Let the Rioters do their Worst; I won’t Stand in Their way!”

    06/25/2020 6:00:27 PM PDT · by robowombat · 34 replies
    Abbeville Institute ^ | Jun 25, 2020 | Boyd Cathey
    “Let the Rioters do their Worst; I won’t Stand in Their way!” By Boyd Cathey on Jun 25, 2020 Governor Roy Cooper of North Carolina comes across as a nice man, well-mannered, calm, the kind of man you would want as a neighbor and, yes, as a friend. He seems unthreatening in how he speaks, always with a very slight but perceptible eastern North Carolina accent. In short, he radiates a down home “you can trust me” charm. Except for one thing: it’s all a façade, false, a mask hiding a far darker side of his character. His likable demeanor...
  • Cops fired over violent, racist talk about Black people: We are going to 'start slaughtering them'

    06/25/2020 11:44:45 AM PDT · by Meatspace · 51 replies
    NBC News ^ | 6/25/20 | Janelle Griffith and Dennis Romero
    Three police officers in Wilmington, North Carolina, were fired after their department discovered patrol-car video of conversations containing violent, racist comments about Black people, officials announced Wednesday. The Wilmington Police Department took the action on Tuesday against Cpl. Jessie Moore, and Officers Kevin Piner and Brian Gilmore. Each was accused of violating standards of conduct, criticism and use of inappropriate language.
  • RISING STAR -Who is Madison Cawthorn and why is he in a wheelchair? (Mark Meadow's Cong. District)

    06/25/2020 10:37:28 AM PDT · by Gritty · 23 replies
    The U.S. SUN ^ | July 24, 2020 | David Boroff
    YOUNG congressional candidate Madison Cawthorn scored a stunning victory over a Trump-backed candidate in the North Carolina primary on Tuesday. He will take on Democrat Moe Davis in the general election in November. Here is more on the 24-year-old Cawthorn, who nearly died in a car crash six years ago and uses a wheelchair. Who is Madison Cawthorn? Cawthorn has come out of nowhere with a Libertarian-style focus on freedom after joining the Republican race at the last minute. He is competing for the seat belonging to Representative Mark Meadows, who is not seeking another term after becoming President Trump's...
  • Three Wilmington (NC) Police officers fired over racist rants

    06/25/2020 10:23:33 AM PDT · by FewsOrange · 4 replies
    WCTI 12 ^ | June 24, 2020 | AP
    Three members of a North Carolina police department have been fired after a department audit of a video recording captured one of the officers saying a civil war was necessary to wipe Black people off the map and that he was ready. The Wilmington Police Department took the action on Tuesday against Cpl. Jessie Moore, and officers Kevin Piner and Brian Gilmore. Each was accused of violating standards of conduct, criticism and use of inappropriate jokes and slurs. After conferring with the city council, Wilmington City Manager Sterling Cheatham cleared Police Chief Donny Williams to release the details. “When I...
  • North Carolina requires face coverings statewide

    06/24/2020 2:57:14 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 123 replies
    WSPA News 7 / Associated Press ^ | June 24, 2020 | Johnathan Drew
    AP) – North Carolina’s governor has ordered people across the state to wear masks or other face coverings in public to fight the spread of COVID-19. Gov. Roy Cooper issued an executive order Wednesday that people must wear face coverings in public when it’s not possible to maintain physical distance. The order also mandates masks or other face coverings for employees of businesses including retailers and restaurants, as well as state employees in the executive branch. Violations of Cooper’s executive orders are punishable by misdemeanor.
  • Tuesday Primary Thread: 6 things to watch

    06/23/2020 12:53:06 AM PDT · by RandFan · 97 replies
    Roll Call ^ | June 23 | Bridget Bowman, Niels Lesniewski, Stephanie Akin, and Chris Cioffi
    The successor to prison-bound former Rep. Chris Collins and the challenger to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will be decided Tuesday along with nominees for dozens of House seats as six states hold elections. But it may take several days for votes to be counted as states cope with an expected surge in mail-in ballots because of the coronavirus pandemic. Elections in Kentucky, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina and Virginia had already been delayed, while South Carolina’s runoffs for state-level offices were always planned for Tuesday.In New York, Kentucky and North Carolina, which is hosting a GOP runoff for White...
  • Cawthorn defeats Trump’s pick in NC 11th Congressional District GOP primary

    06/23/2020 7:04:06 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 29 replies
    WSPA News 7 / Associated Press ^ | June 23, 2020 | Associated vPress
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A 24-year-old real estate investment CEO won Tuesday’s Republican primary runoff for a western North Carolina congressional seat over President Donald Trump’s endorsed candidate for the nomination. Madison Cawthorn handily defeated Lynda Bennett to complete an upset for the GOP nomination in the 11th Congressional District, according to unofficial results. Bennett had received the president’s backing on Twitter and the earlier endorsement of Trump Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, who until recently had held the seat.
  • Gov. Cooper warns school opening could be delayed as NC COVID-19 cases increase

    06/23/2020 1:54:33 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 38 replies
    AP | June 23, 2023
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