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The Democrats' victory, and Republican Ryan's defeat, was garishly displayed when his omnibus got more Democratic votes in the House and in the Senate than it got Republican votes.
Here are four questions for the Democrat Party ahead of their afternoon press conference on attorney general's push for additional gun control measures in North Carolina...
Democrats, from their President to their presidential candidates, intend to welcome 100,000 Syrian refugees, a byproduct of the Obama/Clinton "Leading from Behind" Middle East doctrine, and ISIS sends their thanks.
It has been four years since Republicans took control of our legislature. They now control all three branches of state government.
That's the question North Carolinians should be asking our legislators concerning the budget they just passed. Lawmakers came to Raleigh in January with the primary task of setting a new two-year budget prior to the beginning of the state fiscal year July 1.
It appears that prominent North Carolina Democrats may be losing patience with Hillary Clinton as fears mount internally about her inability to handle her growing email scandal
After months of speculation and handwringing among Democrats, the party is finally fielding candidates to take on Republican U.S. Sen. Richard Burr in 2016. The potential aspirants include state Rep. Duane Hall of Raleigh, former state Rep. Deborah Ross of Raleigh, and Chris Rey, mayor of the...
I have a theory about presidential politics and the 2016 election. It has the virtue of fitting much of the data currently available. Another of the theory's virtues is that it can readily generate a couple of plausible scenarios for how the primary season may play out among...
Can you remember those car ads that tried to lure us into purchasing the new model proclaiming, "this is not your father's Oldsmobile?" The brand disappeared, now little more than a memory.
Jim Graham, our late Commissioner of Agriculture, used to entertain audiences by braying like a mule, explaining that the mule was not only the symbol of the Democratic Party but also a reminder of our roots as an agricultural state.
Two weeks into the hearing over North Carolina's 2013 election laws, we have reached some conclusions.
We've expressed our dismay at recent legislation - sponsored by a hodge-podge of statist Democrats, RINOs, and reputed conservatives - to extend the 35 percent credit for solar energy production for five years.
In the 80s and 90s, Democrats worked really hard to make voting easier for their lazy, shiftless, poorly-educated target market.
Frustration with the rising cost of health care gave politicians the ammo they needed to hang this ObamaCare monstrosity around our necks.
Although the gap between Republicans and Democrats in North Carolina is rather wide on a number of issues - tax policy, Medicaid expansion, and campaign-finance laws come to mind - there are still some prospects for bipartisan cooperation in 2015 and beyond.
Why did Democrats have a disappointing midterm election? Ask the Democrats. They've been thinking about this a lot and offer many explanations. Let's explore their various legends of the fall campaign.
Months ago, as the 2014 election cycle was shaping up as a good one for Republicans, the Democrats in North Carolina resolved to buck the trend. They had a great deal of help
To the extent that Roy Cooper has a reasonable chance of defeating Gov. Pat McCrory for reelection, it's because many of his fellow Democrats failed in their efforts to change the electoral process in 1980s and early 1990s.
Although the gap between Republicans and Democrats in North Carolina is rather wide on a number of issues - tax policy, Medicaid expansion, and campaign-finance laws come to mind - there are still some prospects for bipartisan cooperation in 2015 and beyond.
Why did Democrats have a disappointing midterm election? Ask the Democrats. They've been thinking about this a lot and offer many explanations. Let's explore their various legends of the fall campaign.
Months ago, as the 2014 election cycle was shaping up as a good one for Republicans, the Democrats in North Carolina resolved to buck the trend. They had a great deal of help
To the extent that Roy Cooper has a reasonable chance of defeating Gov. Pat McCrory for reelection, it's because many of his fellow Democrats failed in their efforts to change the electoral process in 1980s and early 1990s.
To the extent that Roy Cooper has a reasonable chance of defeating Gov. Pat McCrory for reelection, it's because many of his fellow Democrats failed in their efforts to change the electoral process in 1980s and early 1990s.
Can you remember those car ads that tried to lure us into purchasing the new model proclaiming, "this is not your father's Oldsmobile?" The brand disappeared, now little more than a memory.
Twenty-eight House Republicans bolted party ranks Tuesday, joining 26 Democrats to defeat an economic incentives program that some labeled "corporate welfare."
The power of incumbency, gerrymandered election districts, and a growing national distaste for politics in general might be the causes of having voter ballots for the May 6 primary election showing more blanks than the responses to a pop quiz.
A federal judge in Winston-Salem today denied a petition to enjoin the State Board of Elections' implementation of new voting laws enacted in August 2013. (Text of order).
For a long time, Chatham County has been an overflow containment area for the Chapel Hill-Carrboro crowd
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