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The other day when one of the bureaucrats over at the Department of Health and Human Services slipped up and made a mistake, the blame landed squarely on Secretary Aldona Wos’ shoulders. And Wos landed back on the front page

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The internal politics of the North Carolina Democratic Party are a mystery to me, so I’m lost when people ask, essentially, “WTF is Randy Voller up to?” So I refer you to an insightful piece by an observer I trust:

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Your eyes may glaze over reading about the McCrory administration’s plan to reform Medicaid. But this may pop your pupils: It adopts a key feature of Obamacare.   Like the Affordable Care Act, DHHS’ new and improved Medicaid plan depends

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Immigration, the newspaper says, is ‘bedeviling” Congresswoman Renee Ellmers. It’s also bedeviling Speaker John Boehner. And half the Republicans in Washington.   It’s a knotty problem.   Part of the politicians have decided it’s best to send every single illegal

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This poll result caught the eye: “Obama at 42 percent approval in NC, McCrory at 36 percent.” Yes, the Governor’s approval rating was lower than the President’s in a High Point University poll.   Now, a big caveat: The poll

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Even Governor McCrory’s critics were ready to move on, but he won’t, for reasons that are unfathomable. Instead, he takes time out of his (we assume) busy schedule to write a letter to the Charlotte Observer about his now-famous encounter with a

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When you’ve got bad news, get it out. It only gets worse with age.   Pat McCrory’s new-look DENR failed that test last week, at a time when people were watching closely how the  administration would react to its first

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Politics 101 used to say that getting in the news was good for politicians. Not today.   The new rule is: If you’re in the spotlight, you’re losing. The more you’re in the news, the lower your poll ratings.  

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Even Governor McCrory’s critics were ready to move on, but he won’t, for reasons that are unfathomable. Instead, he takes time out of his (we assume) busy schedule to write a letter to the Charlotte Observer about his now-famous encounter

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The number floated up off the page and hung shimmering in the air in front of my eyes: 580,834.   Surprised, and curious, I clicked on the computer, then stared at another number that looked dreary in comparison: 345.  

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