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RALEIGH — Through one of Donald Trump’s final acts as president, former N.C. Republican Party chairman Robin Hayes became one of the most prominent North Carolinians to receive a presidential pardon.

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Few will find it surprising that the incoming Biden administration looks, in both form and function, a lot like the Obama administration of 2009-2017. After all, Joe Biden served as Barack Obama's vice president for those eight years. His staff and cabinet appointments comprise a veritable Who's Who of Obama holdovers and members of Biden's own political circle, built over decades in the Senate and White House.

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“Congress,” The Hill reports, “is barreling toward a veto showdown with President Trump over the mammoth must-pass annual defense policy bill.” At issue: The annual National Defense Authorization Act, which as usual has little to do with actual defense.

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The day before Thanksgiving, President Trump pardoned his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, who had pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI.

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Tuesday, 01 December 2020 12:13

OPINION: America in Transition: What's the hurry?

A Nov. 23 headline at ABC News reads: "Joe Biden's presidential transition allowed to proceed after 16-day standoff." The 16 days in question, ABC tells us, are the 16 days since Biden "clinched the presidency."

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RALEIGH — Former Vice President Joe Biden holds a razor-thin lead over President Trump among North Carolina voters, a new poll shows. 

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Friday, 23 October 2020 11:44

OPINION: Are you better off?

Growing up, political engagement was very important in my family. 

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ROCKINGHAM — With less than 30 days before election day on Nov. 3, Richmond County and North Carolina are beginning its early voting period for the general election. 

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With the 2020 presidential election less than a month away, my TV screen and snail and email boxes are awash in, and my phone is ringing off the hook with, reminders of how very, very important it is that I vote. Pleas from the candidates and their proxies, of course, but also the generic "no matter who you vote for, vote."

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If Daddy hadn't made and left him a fortune on sweetheart government housing contracts, Donald Trump would probably be bragging about how cold the AC runs on the old Ford Escort he's trying to get off his lot ("BUY HERE! PAY HERE! BAD CREDIT? NO PROBLEM!") and hoping you don't notice the transmission slipping when you take it out for a test drive.

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