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Months ago, back when she started her campaign, Kay Hagan faced a knotty problem: She was going to get the Democratic base vote; her opponent was going to get the Republican base vote; but the Swing Voters didn’t like President

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If you think about it DENR’s proposal was pretty odd.   Last winter, when tons of water from a coal ash pond poured into the Dan River, there was consternation and gnashing of teeth. The U.S. Attorney started investigating. The

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First ISIS. Then Ebola. Now men marring men and women marrying women. What’s next? “Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria!”?   More to the point, will video and big Page One pictures of newlywed men kissing each

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The after-debate on who won is more interesting than the debates themselves.   You can rely on the partisans to declare victory. The media focuses on substance, issues and fact checks, none of which anybody is interested in. The stories

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Here’re the three tartest comments I heard about the Ellmers-Aiken debate.   “He has the silliest pompadour since Jim Hunt.”   “She was catty.”   “The person on stage most qualified to serve in Congress was David Crabtree.”

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When the media covers a scandal involving a politician, the coverage can be as big an issue as the politician. Take two stories this week – one national and one in-state.   The state Senate race in Fayetteville between incumbent

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How toxic is the Republican brand in Wake County? Just listen to Republican politicians.   Gary Pendleton (House 49) boasts of his “Democrat (sic) friends.” (Note: Democrats hate it when Republicans use “Democrat” as an adjective. It’s “Democratic.”)   Tom

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Yes, there’s still five weeks to go. Yes, anything can happen. But the story of this race is likely to be that Thom Tillis lost it when he stayed Speaker in this year’s legislative session.   Apparently Tillis stayed on

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Maybe Thom Tillis should give Civitas’ pollster math lessons.   Thursday morning, Civitas put out this release: “Democrat Tom Bradshaw leads Republican John Alexander by 16 percentage points in the NC Senate District 15 race, according to a new Civitas

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Give Governor McCrory credit for proposing something big and bold, a $1 billion transportation bond issue. It sounds like a stimulus program, but that would be the kiss of death in the Republican legislature. He may find himself needing some

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