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There is talk around the legislature that some veteran Democratic Senators will not run for reelection again – and that Marc Basnight may be serving his last term as President Pro Tem. Republicans certainly would welcome that. Some restive Democrats

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It’s probably not another blockbuster scandal. But a tiny black cloud just floated over the Lottery Commission’s horizon. The Charlotte Observer (5-19-07) reports that the firm hired to conduct one of the lottery audits is not registered to do business

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You think about heroes when you sit in the hot sun at a Memorial Day ceremony. The ceremony Monday was in Murfreesboro, a tiny town in Hertford County in northeastern North Carolina. I went with my mother and my two

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Here in North Carolina the Democrats poll (Public Policy Polling) shows President Bush’s popularity continues to be low (News and Observer, 5-21-07). President Bush Job Approval Approve – 41% Disapprove – 52% And, if anything, the numbers in the Republican

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The Iraq-money vote turned out to be a winner for everybody in Washington. George Bush and his diminishing band of supporters got their money without any real strings. Nervous congressional Democrats inoculated themselves against campaign charges that they voted against

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In honor of Memorial Day, congressional Democrats decided they were better off politically not to be seen as cutting off money for American troops in Iraq. That’s smart. It’s also smart to jump on another issue that resonates at Memorial

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The Democrats want to give North Carolina’s Electoral College votes to the candidate who wins the popular vote nationwide. Instead of to the candidate who wins North Carolina. The Republicans of course are up in arms, making the Electoral College

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North Carolinians need look no further than Wednesday’s action by a state House Committee to confirm that the representatives are clueless about public dissatisfaction with the legislature. – Winston-Salem Journal May 21, 2007 Last week the State Board of Elections

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With the passing of Jerry Falwell and the rise of Rudy Giuliani, is the Republican Party moving to the center while the Democratic Party moves to the left? That’s my nightmare scenario. Because the party of the center usually wins:

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Whatever fig leaf of credibility John Edwards had left is in tatters. Consider this report from a California blog. Edwards charges $55,000 to speak to UC Davis students about poverty. Democratic Presidential candidate John Edwards, who recently proposed an educational

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