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RALEIGH — U.S. Rep Mark Meadows, an 11th District Republican, has held his seat since 2011, and he chaired the conservative House Freedom Caucus.

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Friday, 20 December 2019 12:10

Meadows out, McCrory to focus on 2022

RALEIGH — Two major figures in N.C. Republican politics have announced they will not run in the 2020 elections. U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows will not seek re-election in the 11th District. Former Gov. Pat McCrory will not try to reclaim his old job.

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As the U.S. House of Representatives took up the Affordable Care Act, aka ObamaCare, in 2010, then-Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-CA, famously told her fellow members of Congress "we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it."

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U.S. President Donald Trump recently declared a "national emergency" under which he intends to divert money from the U.S. Department of Defense's budget and use it to build a wall on the US-Mexico border.

No biggie, Trump said as he announced the "emergency." Happens all the time (59 other times since 1976, to be exact). Purely routine.

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RALEIGH — Figuring out the logistics for a special election to fill the vacancy left by the passing of Rep. Walter Jones Jr., R-3rd District, won’t be easy, said Gerry Cohen, former special counsel to the General Assembly.

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Rep. George Holding and Sen. Thom Tillis say they want to work themselves out of a job. 

The Republican pair sponsored legislation last week proposing a constitutional amendment that would limit lawmakers to two six-year Senate terms or six two-year terms in the House of Representatives. 

Published in Opinion
Wednesday, 09 January 2019 17:36

COLUMN: New faces, new expectations

Democrats start the first full week of 2019 in a better position than they’ve had in years. The new Congress was sworn in last week and Nancy Pelosi took the Speaker’s gavel again. My #NCPOL twitter feed was full of new legislators taking the oath of office this weekend and now neither chamber of the legislature holds veto proof majorities. 

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Wednesday, 02 January 2019 18:20

9th District hearing postponed

ROCKINGHAM — A resolution to North Carolina’s disputed 9th Congressional District race is even farther from coming to fruition.

The N.C. State Board of Elections announced late Wednesday afternoon that a hearing scheduled for Jan. 11 has been postponed and the investigation into voting irregularities will continue.

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U.S. President Donald Trump says he'd be "proud" to take the blame or credit for a fake government shutdown. At issue: Whether or not a stopgap federal spending deal forces American taxpayers to fund his border wall fetish (he previously promised us Mexico would pick up the check).

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ROCKINGHAM — The race for North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District has officially come to an end.

Democrat Dan McCready conceded to Republican Mark Harris late Wednesday afternoon, following a tight election that left McCready fewer than 2,000 votes behind.

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