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  • Churchgoer taken aback by political flier's lynching imagery (Pro-Hagan flyer)

    10/20/2014 4:50:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Fayetteville Observer ^ | October 20, 2014 | Michael Futch
    Dawn McNair said she was surprised Sunday when her daughter pointed out the background on a political flier urging people to get out and vote. The front of the flier blares: "Kay Hagan doesn't win! Obama's impeachment will begin! Vote in 2014." The words are superimposed over a grainy reproduction of a photograph of what appears to be a lynching. Someone tucked the flier under McNair's windshield wiper while her car was parked at her church, Kingdom Impact Global Ministries on Murchison Road. "My daughter said, 'Mom, look in the background. They're lynching somebody.' It's the lynching of an African-American...
  • NRSC Shifts Resources to Six States

    10/19/2014 1:17:23 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 18 replies
    Roll Call ^ | Updated: October 18, 2014 | Alexis Levinson
    With less than four weeks until Election Day, the National Republican Senatorial Committeeís independent expenditure arm is shifting resources to increase its investment in six states, including South Dakota and Georgia. The NRSC has moved $1 million to South Dakota, plus another $1.45 million to Georgia. In South Dakota, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee made a $1 million television ad buy this week, on the heels of tightening poll numbers that showed its candidate, Rick Weiland, gaining ground. In Georgia, a new poll suggests a runoff is likely. The NRSC also is upping its investment in four other states: Alaska,...
  • Kay Hagan's October Surprise

    10/19/2014 2:10:34 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 36 replies
    National Review ^ | October 17, 2014 | Joel Gehrke
    Campaigning for the Senate in 2012, former Harvard law professor cum left-wing populist Elizabeth Warren touched down in North Carolina and told voters, ďThe game is rigged.Ē She was more right than she knew. As it turns out, North Carolinaís Democratic senator was doing some of the rigging. Now, Kay Haganís political future may depend on how voters react to the story. Haganís vote for the 2009 stimulus, coupled with revelations that the legislation resulted in taxpayer funding for her familyís businesses, has emerged as an October surprise in a race hitherto marked by her unexpected resilience in a difficult...
  • Memorial Service Held for Ebola Victim Thomas Eric Duncan (North Carolina)

    10/18/2014 11:22:38 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 41 replies
    NBC NEWS ^ | 10/18/2014 | Uncredited
    Family and friends of Thomas Eric Duncan, the first and so far only person to die of Ebola in the U.S., gathered Saturday for an emotional memorial service in North Carolina. Mourners celebrated the 42-year-old's life at Rowan International Church in Salisbury, where his sister, mother and nephew worship, according to NBC affiliate WCNC. Duncan died in Dallas on Oct. 8, and had started showing symptoms of the virus on Sept. 24 after travelling to Texas from Liberia. He wasn't admitted to a Dallas hospital until Sept. 28 ó two days after he first visited the hospital.
  • Hagan Flip Flops Again, Issues Third Position On Ebola Travel Ban

    10/17/2014 9:19:20 PM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 17 Oct 2014 | Caroline May
    Not again! After being for a travel ban, then changing her position to say such restrictions would not work, Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC) is back on board with a travel ban. ďI am calling on the Administration to temporarily ban the travel of non-U.S. citizens from the affected countries in West Africa,Ē Hagan, who is running for reelection,
  • CDC trucks raise questions in Hickory

    10/16/2014 2:28:23 PM PDT · by knak · 23 replies
    wcnc ^ | 10/16/14
    HICKORY, N.C. Ė Four tractor trailer trucks from the Centers for Disease Control triggered concerns Thursday that there was something related to Ebola going on in Hickory. A CDC Project Manager, Janis Eklund, said there was no Ebola scare. "Absolutely not," she said. Eklund said the trucks are used as part of a study concerning the health and nutritional status of people living in the greater Hickory area, but she understands why seeing CDC trucks in the city triggered immediate concern. "So, I'm hoping that once they hear that and know why we are really here, that will dispel their...
  • Open Up and Say ĎAah.í Here are the new rules governing gay ďmarriageĒ in NC

    10/15/2014 5:43:33 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 16 replies
    The Daily Haymaker ^ | Brant Clifton
    Richard Burrís favorite judge legalized gay ďmarriageĒ in North Carolina around 5:30 PM on Friday. By Tuesday, the Administrative Office of the Courts ó the state agency overseeing all those guys and gals in the black robes Ė had published the ground rules for this brave new era:
  • Hagan Husband Pocketed Stimulus Savings

    10/15/2014 3:14:06 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 19 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 10-15-14 | Michael Warren
    A company owned by the husband of Democratic senator Kay Hagan of North Carolina received taxpayer money for a green energy project through the federal stimulus of 2009, later revising down the project's estimated cost and keeping the difference. Don Carrington at the Carolina Journal, a publication of the conservative John Locke Foundation, has the scoop on how JDC Manufacturing, co-owned by Chip Hagan kept savings from a stimulus grant instead of returning the money to taxpayers: The companyís original application stated the total project would cost $438,627, and said JDC would contribute ďleveraged fundsĒ amounting to $187,983, or 43...
  • Flashback: The Hagans' 'Whites Only' Country Club Problem (North Carolina)

    10/14/2014 7:58:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | October 14, 2014 | Caroline May
    With Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC) locked in a tight reelection bid and in need of a good Democratic turnout in a few short weeks, Democrats appear eager to promote the claim that North Carolina Republicans and their candidate for Senate are hostile to African Americans. Monday evening Hagan and MSNBC host Chris Matthews charged that the new North Carolina voting rules are intended to target African Americans, not because they are Democrats, but because they are African Americans. ďAfrican Americans think that they're being targeted because they're African Americans not because they're Democrats,Ē Matthews said on his MSNBC show. Hagan...
  • Chuck Todd: Should Conservatives 'Surrender in the Culture Wars'?

    10/12/2014 1:10:33 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 71 replies
    News Busters ^ | 10/12/2014 (2:44 PM EDT) | Jeffrey Meyer
    Last week, the Supreme Court declined to hear several Appeals Court cases on gay marriages, which resulted in bans on gay marriage being struck down in numerous states across the country. Following the Supreme Court's decision to punt on the issue of gay marriage, Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd saw this as a sign that social conservatism was declining and obnoxiously asked "it is time for conservatives to surrender in the culture wars?" After playing a pre-packaged segment on the evolution of social conservatism in the United States, the NBC host did his best to portray social conservatives as...
  • Senators to Obama: Do Something About Hong Kong

    10/10/2014 1:53:44 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    Roll Call ^ | October 9, 2014 | Steven Dennis
    A bipartisan group of senators from across the political spectrumófrom Elizabeth Warren and Patrick J. Leahy to Ted Cruz and Marco Rubioówants President Barack Obama to speak out and act to support Hong Kongís democracy movement.They donít specify exactly what they want Obama to doóthey say ďdemonstrable, meaningful stepsĒóbut note that a 1992 law ďauthorizes you to suspend trade and economic provisions should Beijing not provide sufficient autonomy for Hong Kong.ĒLeahy, the Vermont Democrat who is president pro tempore and Judiciary chairman, leads the letter with Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Rubio.ďThe people of Hong Kong have sent a strong...
  • Three contestants for NC's US Senate seat spar over ISIS, ethics

    10/09/2014 8:22:02 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 5 replies
    newsobserver.com ^ | October 9, 2014 | JIM MORRILL
    WILMINGTON ó Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan and Republican Thom Tillis got personal as they sparred over national security Thursday night in the final debate of a race that could determine control of the Senate. Tillis was armed with new ammunition after Hagan acknowledged this week that she missed a Senate hearing on terrorism to attend a Manhattan fundraiser. In their third encounter, the two also returned to familiar themes, with Tillis seeking to link his opponent to President Barack Obama and Hagan blaming the House speaker for controversial state policies. The debate at Wilmingtonís WECT-TV marked the first appearance...
  • Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Echoes as West Virginia Relents and South Carolina Persists

    10/10/2014 6:41:16 PM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    ny times ^ | ERIK ECKHOLM
    A Supreme Court order legalizing same-sex marriage in five states reverberated further on Thursday, with the attorney general of West Virginia conceding that its ban on same-sex marriage was no longer defensible but South Carolina officials vowing to keep fighting to restrict marriage to a man and a woman. Since the Supreme Court decision on Monday and a ruling from a federal circuit court on Tuesday, new developments have appeared almost hourly as gay-rights advocates press for action in nine other states: Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Montana, North Carolina, South Carolina, West Virginia and Wyoming.
  • So why isnít the NRSC doing more in, say, New Hampshireís Senate race? Or, indeed, anything?

    10/10/2014 7:40:18 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 7 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 10/9/14 | Moe Lane
    Iím not exactly sure what the reasoning is, here. Itís not because the race isnít competitive. It is Ė or, more accurately, it could be. Jeanne Sheehan is ahead of Scott Brown by 6.5 points in the current RCP average, sure. But sheís also under 50% in the aggregate polling, which is the usual rule of thumb for an incumbent in trouble. This is the sort of situation where throwing some advertisting cash into the mix could really come in handy. Of course, itís a little late for that now Ė back in May the Democrats blocked out about $1...
  • Latino group hits Hagan, Pryor could be next

    10/10/2014 8:08:27 AM PDT · by dangus · 8 replies
    Latinos' furor with red-state Senate Dems escalated this week when the grassroots advocacy group Presente Action began running radio ads against Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.), targeting her push against executive action on immigration. The Spanish-language ads will air for a week on two stations and tells listeners: "Senator Hagan voted with the most anti-immigrant senators in Congress in support of the continued deportations of our community." Hagan, locked in one of the most competitive Senate races this cycle, has for months publicly resisted Obama moving unilaterally on immigration and that has earned her the wrath of groups like Presente -...
  • Lost Electricity Generation Capacity 7X Higher Than EPA Estimates

    10/10/2014 9:19:31 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 44 replies
    CNSNews ^ | October 9, 2014 | Barbara Hollingsworth
    (CNSNews.com) Ė Power plants generating 72 gigawatts (GW) of electricity in 37 states have either closed or are scheduled to shut their doors to comply with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations, according to the Institute for Energy Research (IER). The loss of generating capacity is ďover seven times the amount originally predicted by EPA modeling,Ē IERís updated report, released October 7, noted. ďOriginally, EPA calculated that only 9.5 GW of electrical generating capacity would close as a result of its MATS (Mercury and Air Toxics Standard) and CSAPR (Cross State Air Pollution Rule) rules,Ē the report stated. ďBefore President Obamaís...
  • Historic day: Gay marriage is legal in North Carolina

    10/10/2014 4:43:50 PM PDT · by BurningOak · 42 replies
    FOX 8 WGHP ^ | October 10, 2014 | Web Staff
    ASHEVILLE, N.C. ó Federal U.S. District Court Judge Max O. Cogburn Jr. has overturned North Carolinaís ban on same-sex marriage. The case was filed by members of the clergy seeking to marry gay couples. ... Senate leader Phil Berger and House Speaker Thom Tillis issued the following statement following the ban being overturned: While we recognize the tremendous passion on all sides of this issue, we promised to defend the will of North Carolina voters because they Ė not judges and not politicians Ė define marriage as between one man and one woman and placed that in our state constitution....
  • Moral Monday comes to Ferguson, Missouri

    10/10/2014 4:41:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Institutes for Southern Studies' Facing South ^ | October 10, 2014 | Evan Walker-Wells
    Plans are underway for a "Weekend of Resistance" that organizers are calling Ferguson October to protest the police killing of teenager Michael Brown, police violence, and other forms of injustice -- and it will culminate in a Moral Monday civil disobedience action modeled on protests that began last year in North Carolina. "On Monday, we're taking our cue from the fearless activists in North Carolina who were inspired to fight back against right-wing attacks there and across the South," Ferguson October organizers wrote. "They kicked off the Moral Mondays movement for progressive change by engaging in civil disobedience every week,...
  • Boone hospital monitors patient for Ebola infection

    10/09/2014 8:37:08 PM PDT · by Straight Vermonter · 29 replies
    WRAL ^ | 10/9/14
    Watauga Medical Center officials said late Thursday that they are monitoring a patient who showed up at the Boone hospital earlier in the day for a possible Ebola infection. The person had recently traveled to a foreign country and had a fever, officials said, adding that the patient presents no threat to the community. ... Boone also is home to Samaritan's Purse, a missionary group that employs Dr. Kent Brantly, one of the first Americans to contract Ebola in west Africa. Brantly has since recovered from his infection.
  • North Carolinaís election law fundamentals: Why Tom Tillis may win after all

    10/09/2014 10:26:47 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 14 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/9/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    There is no doubt that Tom Tillis, Karl Roveís candidate in the North Carolina Senate race next month, was forced on us and many Tar Heel State conservatives deeply resent both of them. This is not an argument in favor of Tillis election, but rather an examination of the political rules both Tillis and the incumbent Democrat have to operate under. A few cycles ago North Carolina became the last Southern state to flip to Republican control. The rampant corruption of the last Democrat governor and many of her cohorts in the Stateís Legislature caused a blow back that brought...
  • Pro-Life Ad: Kay Hagan Too Extreme on Abortion for North Carolina

    10/07/2014 8:31:11 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Mallory Quigley |
    Today Women Speak Out PAC, partner of the national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List), launched an 11-day, $620,000 television ad campaign in the Raleigh, North Carolina media market to expose Senator Kay Haganís position on abortion. kayhaganďThis hard-hitting television campaign is air support for our extensive ground game. To date, our field team has knocked on more than 104,000 doors and made more than 245,000 phone calls to turn out pro-life voters who donít typically vote in midterm elections,Ē said Women Speak Out PAC President Marjorie Dannenfelser. The ad featuring Ned and Rebecca Ryun and their daughter...
  • Nascar SCS Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Spdwy Sat. October 11 on ABC at 7:30 PM ET

    10/06/2014 6:29:40 PM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 118 replies
  • Supreme Court to Consider Whether Police Ignorance of the Law Justifies Stop

    10/03/2014 10:53:01 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 23 replies
    aclu ^ | 10-2-2014
    On Monday, October 6, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in a North Carolina case that asks whether a traffic stop based on a police officerís mistaken understanding of traffic laws violates the Fourth Amendmentís prohibition on unreasonable searches and seizures. A friend-of-the-court brief submitted by the American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of North Carolina, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the Cato Institute argues that a mistake of law can never supply the reasonable suspicion of wrongdoing that the Fourth Amendment requires in order to justify a traffic stop. "Ignorance of the law is not...
  • Exclusive: Rand Paul Discusses Why He's Pro-Life at Rally with 400 North Carolina Pastors

    10/03/2014 7:50:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 2 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/2/2014 | Matthew Boyle
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) rallied 400 North Carolina pastors Tuesday evening, explaining to them why he is pro-lifeóan issue that, given Paulís libertarian leanings, could be a point of attack from other conservative candidates in his likely 2016 presidential campaign.
  • welfare fraud allegations surface in state senate race

    10/03/2014 10:06:06 AM PDT · by Oliviaforever · 9 replies
    ABC 11 ^ | 10/3/14 | Nicole Carr
    Allegations of welfare fraud have surfaced in the 19th District state Senate race. On Tuesday, Fayetteville attorney and Democrat Billy Richardson called a press conference, where he provided the media with public and private financial records tied to his opponent, Senator Wesley Meredith (R-NC). The documents allege Meredith, a Fayetteville business owner, committed welfare fraud in the late 90s, when he and his now ex-wife, Elizabeth, were making annual incomes in the six-figure range. The couple separated in 1997.
  • Politico: Sen. Kay Haganís family directly profited from stimulus she voted to enact

    09/27/2014 4:26:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/27/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Politico‚Äôs scoop on Kay Hagen is a couple of days old, but it‚Äôs worth mentioning in a tight Senate race in North Carolina, and not just for the scoop itself. Hagan‚Äôs vote on the 2009 stimulus package has come under fire after Politico discovered that $390,000 in ARRA grants went to a firm owned in part by her husband Chip: When Kay Hagan voted for President Barack Obama¬ís 2009 economic stimulus package, the Democratic senator hailed it as ¬ďthe best way forward for working families across North Carolina.¬ĒOne of the families that later benefited is her own.JDC Manufacturing, a...
  • Did Holder resign because he can no longer trust the FBI to be his personal army of thugs?

    09/26/2014 9:02:39 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/26/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The resignation of Attorney General Eric Holder is great news for the continued life of our republic. Patriotic Americans are sighing in relief and saying, ďGood riddance to a lawless tyrant!Ē This joyous event brings to mind the startling glut of gut punches brought to bear last March by the FBI against Democrat ďsacred cows;Ē punches which were clearly thrown without permission from Holder or any of his top aides. The FBI raided offices and arrested or indicted a half dozen usually protected Democrat minorities. Last spring within a two week period, Democrats who by their membership in protected groups...
  • In NC, more migrant children coming to public schools (Grab a hankie)

    09/25/2014 2:45:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Daily Tar Heel ^ | September 25, 2014 | Lindsey Brunson
    They come up through Mexico, most from El Salvador and Honduras, alone and underage, fleeing the possibility of rape, assault and kidnapping. What will happen to them once they reach U.S. soil is vague at best. It isnít a new story ó unaccompanied minors have been coming to the United States for dozens of years ó but the numbers are increasing, and many of the children are coming to North Carolina. Data released in August by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services shows that nearly 43,500 unaccompanied minors have been released to the care of a U.S. sponsor...
  • The swarm of attack ads claiming $500 million in North Carolina education cuts

    09/21/2014 6:51:25 PM PDT · by eyedigress · 84 replies
    Notice a theme? In the hard-fought North Carolina Senate race, just about every ad from a Democratic outside organization repeats the same talking point óthat the GOP candidate, Thom Tillis, as speaker of the North Carolina House, presided over a $500 million cut in education funding. Tillisís opponent, Sen. Kay Hagan (D), also raised it in a political debate. In June, we first looked at this issue, when yet another outside group, Emilyís List, ran a similar attack ad. The Emilyís List ad, as well as two of these new ads, pair the $500 million allegation with the bogus claim...
  • Hagan lead steady at 4 points

    09/20/2014 12:28:30 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 32 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | September 16, 2014
    PPP's newest North Carolina Senate poll finds the race steady compared to a month ago. Kay Hagan continues to lead by 4 points, with 44% to 40% for Thom Tillis and 5% for Libertarian Sean Haugh. Haugh's impact on the race is waning- since June his support has dropped from 11% now down to this 5% standing. He's also no longer disproportionately drawing supporters away from Tillis- when Haugh's supporters are reallocated to who they would choose between Hagan and Tillis, Hagan continues to hold a 4 point lead at 46/42.
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Shoreline of the Universe

    09/20/2014 12:38:21 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies
    NASA ^ | September 20, 2014 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Against dark rifts of interstellar dust, the ebb and flow of starlight along the Milky Way looks like waves breaking on a cosmic shore in this night skyscape. Taken with a digital camera from the dunes of Hatteras Island, North Carolina, planet Earth, the monochrome image is reminiscent of the time when sensitive black and white film was a popular choice for dimmly lit night- and astro-photography. Looking south, the bright stars of Sagittarius and Scorpius are near the center of the frame. Wandering Mars, Saturn, and Zubenelgenubi (Alpha Librae) form the compact triangle of bright celestial beacons farther...
  • Parents' house seized after son's drug bust

    09/15/2014 8:48:59 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 78 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 9/8/14 | cnn
    Parents' House Seized Over Son's $40 In Drugs The rare moments Christos Sourovelis can take a break from running his own painting business, he can be found toiling away on his family's dream house in the suburbs of Philadelphia. "I'm a working guy. I work every day, six days a week, even seven if I have to," Sourovelis says. One day this past March, without warning, the government took his house away, even though he and his wife, Markella, have never been charged with a crime or accused of any wrongdoing...
  • Medal of Honor: Lawrence Joel, Specialist 6, United States Army

    09/13/2014 7:20:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Arlington National Cemetery ^ | March 2006 | Michael Robert Patterson, webmaster
    Born at Winston-Salem, North Carolina, February 22, 1928, he earned the Medal of Honor in Vietnam while serving as a Medical Corpsman with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry, 173rd Airborne Brigade on November 8, 1965. In spite of being wounded himself, he saved the lives of many members of his unit. He was presented the Medal of Honor by President Johnson on March 9, 1967 at the White House. He was the first living black American to have received the Medal of Honor since the Spanish-American War in 1898. He died on February 4, 1984 and was...
  • Polling avalanche: GOP leads in eight races for Democrat-held Senate seats

    09/08/2014 11:48:43 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 81 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 8 Sep 2014 | Guy Benson
    Jim Geragthy, acclaimed author and National Reviewís chief campaign analyst, has been grousing about the lack of quality polling in key Senate races this year. His frustration is well-founded. So yesterday must have felt like Christmas in September for Jim and political junkies everywhere, as two pollsters released a deluge of surveys covering the most contested races in the country. In light of the results, Iíd expect that national Republicans are kicking off the week with an extra spring in their step, as well. We were leaked an advance copy of last weekís much-anticipated Politico/GWU Battleground poll, which was packed...
  • Police racism rages (Anecdotes substitute for facts)

    09/06/2014 1:31:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Guilfordian ^ | September 5, 2014 | Nicole Zelniker, Staff Writer
    You walk down the street, your whole life ahead of you, until a police car comes up behind you. Some will claim that you continued walking, others that you attempted to draw a gun. Either way, your life ends when that officer shoots you to death. For those of you who donít know, Mike Brown, an African-American teenager from Ferguson, Missouri, died at the hands of a local police officer on Aug. 9. Unfortunately, racially charged incidents like this can and do happen even in Greensboro. ďA Vietnamese woman (was) shot here,Ē said Director of the Bonner Center for Community...
  • Kay Hagan: Look, I didnít realize people would lose their health plans ítil a few months ago

    09/04/2014 12:03:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Hotair ^ | Guy Benson
    During last night‚Äôs North Carolina Senate Debate, incumbent Sen. Kay Hagan responded to criticism over her obliterated ‚Äėkeep your plan‚Äė Obamacare pledge by claiming she didn‚Äôt hear about cancellations until ‚Äúlast fall:‚ÄĚCLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO ‚ÄúAs soon as this came to my attention last fall¬Ö‚ÄĚStep one: Blame insurers, who were forced to cancel plans that failed to comply with Obamacare, the law for which Kay Hagan furnished the deciding vote. Step two: Claim that those millions of cancellation letters fell from the sky, as if no one had predicted them. Step three: Try to claim credit for...
  • WHAT? Renee Ellmers Claims She Has ĎSame Immigration Stance as Cruz, Paul, Leeí (Loses Straw Poll)

    03/22/2014 4:53:34 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 30 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 21, 2014 | David Steinberg
    Last Saturday, Renee Ellmers†(R-NC02) ó a 2010 Tea Party favorite who has since lost the support of conservatives ó gave a brief speech to the Moore County, North Carolina GOP Convention. During the speech, she claimed to hold the same views on immigration as Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Rand Paul, and even Dr. Ben Carson. This statement came a few days after Ellmersí tendentious appearance with Laura Ingraham last week ó an interview that might have progressed smoothly†had Ellmers actually expressed the same views on immigration as those four. Ellmersí brief speech in Moore County offered no specification backing her...
  • Kay Hagan sinks lower in North Carolina polls

    03/08/2014 9:57:45 AM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 33 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | March 4, 2014 | Rebececa Berg
    Approval ratings continue to drop for Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan, who is seeking re-election in the key battleground state of North Carolina, according to a new poll. The result of the latest Elon University Poll shows that approval of Hagan, now at roughly 33 percent, has declined in four consecutive polls. "The trend suggests the senator will face a tougher-than-expected re-election battle this November," said Dr. Jason Husser, assistant director of the Elon University Poll. Further troubling for Hagan is the roughly equivalent disapproval of her job performance by women and men. Thirty-three percent of women and 34 percent of...
  • N.C. State students develop nail polish to detect date rape drugs

    08/26/2014 12:31:37 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 30 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 8-25-14 | Jessica Chasmer
    Four male students at North Carolina State University have developed a prototype for a new nail polish line that changes color when it comes into contact with date rape drugs. Ankesh Madan, Tasso Von Windheim, Tyler Confrey-Maloney, and Stephan Gray founded Undercover Colors, coined as ďthe first fashion company working to prevent sexual assault,Ē The Mary Sue reported. A woman paints her nails with the polish, and when her nails come into contact with a liquid, the color will change if drugs like Rohypnol, Xanax, or GHB are present. ďIn the U.S., 18% of women will be sexually assaulted in...
  • NC Central Ready to Take Action to Prevent Future Needless Shooting Deaths

    08/25/2014 5:44:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    TWC News ^ | August 25, 2014 | Julie Fertig
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) DURHAM -- NC Central University's Black Law Students Association protested the shooting death of Michael Brown, the unarmed black 18 year old shot to death by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. On the same day as Brown's funeral, the students hosted a "Hands Up" rally. "The question is not if there will be another incident like this, but when and where," said NCCU Law Professor Irving Joyner during his remarks. Wearing all black on the same day as Brown's funeral, NC Central law students, professors and Durham community members posed for a picture with their hands raised...
  • #FAIL: HB 1224 dies. Thom The Therrible learns karma is a female dog.

    08/21/2014 10:18:36 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 7 replies
    Daily Haymaker ^ | Brant Clifton
    The Speaker of The House tried to ram through a bill containing a smorgasbord of odds-and-ends spending desired by the governor and various special interests. It got shot down once in the GOP caucus. It got shot down on the House floor Friday in a late-in-the-day revolt. Speaker Tillis and his allies took the hardball route this week. They loaded up the legislation with even more pork, and threatened non-compliant conservatives with a potential ouster from the GOP caucus. Once that shenanigan went public, things continued to go south for the speaker. He took some tough questions during a Monday...
  • Killer sexually assaulted, kidnapped, then strangled North Carolina high school counselor to death

    The man accused of murdering a popular high school guidance counselor first kidnapped and sexually abused the 31-year-old before strangling her to death, according to an indictment unveiled Monday. Sharman Howard Odom, 34, has been in custody since Aug. 2 in connection with the slaying of his Newton, N.C., neighbor, Maggie Daniels. The well-liked Discovery High School educator was found dead in her apartment June 28, though the indictment indicates that authorities believe the crime was committed the night before, the last day she was seen alive. Odom, one of 150 people questioned by cops, was first interviewed July 3...
  • Morehead City Woman Allegedly Finds Swastika Carved Into McDonald's Chicken Sandwich

    08/11/2014 5:16:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 57 replies
    A North Carolina woman who went through the drive-thru at a Morehead City McDonald's reportedly found a swastika drawn in butter on the bun of her chicken sandwich. Charleigh Matice discovered the anti-Semitic symbol when she went to put mayonnaise on her food. Matice went into the restaurant and confronted employees about the offensive emblem. When they offered to replace the sandwich, she asked for her money back instead. "Is this a joke? Does somebody really think they're funny?" Matice told WCTI. "Many people died because of that symbol and it's not something that should be taken lightly. It's not...
  • North Carolina's nondescript, virtually unnoticed, hugely important Senate race

    08/11/2014 3:02:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    RALEIGH, N.C. ó Thom Tillis thought his last day as speaker of the North Carolina House would be weeks ago, after which he would devote all his energies to running for the U.S. Senate. Instead, on Saturday morning, Tillis stood gavel in hand in the state House chamber, presiding over the passage of a budget that kept lawmakers at work well into the summer. Now, finally, he is finished ó unless something else comes up to demand his time at the State Legislative Building. Republicans have bemoaned the fact that their candidate was tied down in the state house, but...
  • AP Fails to Mention DOJ's Involvement As Judge Allows North Carolina Voter-ID Law to Stand

    08/10/2014 8:17:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | August 10, 2014 | Tom Blumer
    To read the Associated Press's Friday evening coverage of a federal judge's refusal to block North Carolina's election law reforms from taking effect in the upcoming general election, you'd think it was an unsuccessful effort on the part of a group of poor Davids to defeat the Tar Heel State's government Goliath. As J. Christian Adams at PJ Media noted shortly after the decision, it was nothing of the sort. Attorney General Eric Holder's Department of Justice weighed in heavily, and is in fact listed as the plaintiff in one of the three cases Federal District Judge Thomas D. Schroeder...
  • North Carolina judge rejects challenge to voter ID law

    08/10/2014 7:58:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/10/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    I missed this story earlier this week, what with the flood of international news, but it certainly represents a significant step in the battle over voter ID laws and the likely looming battle before the Supreme Court. A federal judge in North Carolina has rejected a challenge brought by the NAACP and other civil rights organizations to the state’s recent voting regulations law. ATLANTA — A federal judge in North Carolina on Friday rejected an effort by civil rights groups and the Justice Department to block the application of key elements of a Republican-backed state law that curtailed early...
  • An Inside Look at How Democrats Rig the Election Game

    08/10/2014 4:42:38 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/10/14 | James Simpson
    Elections matter. President Obama proves it every day as he willfully seeks to wreck our nation. But this is very evident elsewhere, too. The 2010 elections reversed decades of Democrat majority control in state houses. Since then, GOP governors and legislatures all over the country have been restoring sanity to state government. Most Americans donít know this of course, because the media wonít tell you. One good example is North Carolina. Republicans took over the North Carolina legislature in 2010, and Charlotteís popular Republican mayor, Pat McCrory, won the governorís mansion in 2012. This gave the GOP full control of...
  • North Carolina Senate: Tillis (R) 45%, Hagan (D) 40%

    08/09/2014 2:29:10 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 11 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | August 07, 2014
    Republican challenger Thom Tillis has pushed slightly further ahead of Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan in North Carolinaís U.S. Senate race. The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely North Carolina Voters shows Tillis earning 45% support to Haganís 40%. Six percent (6%) prefer another candidate in the race, and nine percent (9%) are undecided.
  • North Carolina Man Arrested After Beating Police in Doughnut-Eating Contest

    08/09/2014 5:11:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    UPI ^ | Aug. 8, 2014 | Evan Bleier
    Bradley Hardison is charged with two counts of felony breaking and entering and misdemeanor injury to real property.A North Carolina man who beat police officers in a doughnut-eating contest got his just desserts the next day after they realized that he was a wanted man. Bradley Herbert entered the cuisine-eating competition at the Elizabeth City Police Department's National Night Out Against Crime and won it by polishing off eight doughnuts in two minutes. The field that the 24-year-old defeated included local police officers and firefighters. "I did congratulate him," Lt. Max Robeson told WTKR. "Good for him. He can eat...
  • Breaking: Federal Court Smacks Down Eric Holderís Attack on NC Voter ID

    08/08/2014 5:10:11 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 42 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 8, 2014 | J. Christian Adams
    The left trumpeted a voter ID decision in Wisconsin as if it were the end of the issue. Letís see what they do with this one. A federal court today smacked down the Holder Justice Department and refused to enjoin (block) North Carolinaís voter ID law, curtailment of costly early voting and end of fraud-infested same day registration. This means the stateís voter ID law will be in place for the midterm congressional (and Senate) elections in November. The Justice Department had actually argued that even if black voters turned out at higher rates under voter ID (which they do),...