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  • 60 Plus Launches Major Ad Campaign Against Senators Supporting Obamacare for Mortgages

    04/17/2014 5:55:01 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 31, 2014 | PR Newswire
    The 60 Plus Association today released TV and radio advertisements in seven states targeting Senate Banking Committee Members who are sponsoring recently introduced legislation that will allow the government to take over the mortgage industry in an action 'disturbingly similar' to Obamacare. 60 Plus targeted three Democrat and four Republican U.S. Senators supporting this government take-over, including Joe Manchin (D-WV), Mark Warner (D-VA), Kay Hagan (D-NC), Mike Crapo (R-ID), Dean Heller (R-NV), Mark Kirk (R-IL), and Jerry Moran (R-KS).
  • Security holes in power grid have federal officials scrambling

    04/16/2014 12:42:41 PM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    LA Times ^ | April 7, 2014 | Evan Halper
    In Congress, the vulnerability of the power grid has emerged as among the most pressing domestic security concerns. ... Crain, the owner of a small tech firm in Raleigh, N.C., along with a research partner, found penetrating transmission systems used by dozens of utilities to be startlingly easy. After they shared their discovery with beleaguered utility security officials, the Homeland Security Department began sending alerts to power grid operators, advising them to upgrade their software. The alerts haven't stopped because Crain keeps finding new security holes he can exploit. "There are a lot of people going through various stages of...
  • Eleven Democrats Push Obama to Approve Keystone

    04/16/2014 7:30:07 AM PDT · by thackney · 12 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Apr 10, 2014 | AMY HARDER
    Nearly a dozen Senate Democrats, including five up for re-election this year, are pressing President Barack Obama to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, and they say they want a decision by the end of next month. Most Republicans support the pipeline, but the 11 Democrats who wrote a letter to Mr. Obama urging him to approve the project deliberately made it a one party-effort. While a set of bipartisan signatures can be a powerful thing in the art of Washington letter-writing, these lawmakers clearly want to accentuate the pressure Mr. Obama faces from his own party on this issue. “It’s...
  • Dick Morris: Democrats Conspiring to Rig Electoral College, Law Passed in 9 States So Far

    04/15/2014 11:40:27 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 84 replies
    A plan, now stealthily making its way through state legislatures with astonishing speed, would junk the Electoral College and award the presidency to the winner of the popular vote. The plan involves an Interstate Compact where states would commit to select electors pledged to vote for the national popular vote winner regardless of how their own state voted. When enough states pass this law, sufficient to cast 270 votes which is the majority of the Electoral College, it will take effect. So far, nine states and the District of Columbia, casting 136 electoral votes, have joined. This is halfway to...
  • Olympia Snowe, on compromise, Citizens United and former colleague Kay Hagan

    04/14/2014 9:23:17 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 17 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 4/14/14 | Mary Curtis
    Olympia Snowe made her case for a return to governing from the “sensible center,” and she did it with conviction. But while the audience was both loud and supportive at a women’s summit in Charlotte, no one – and that includes the former Republican U.S. senator from Maine — thought it would be easy. Snowe was considered moderate in her approach and her politics when she decided not to run for a fourth term in the Senate in 2012. How bad had it gotten? Republicans and Democrats honored her at separate celebrations, a departure from the past. “It’s not even...
  • Tillis: No real difference between me and my #NCSEN opponents (Brannon for Senate!)

    04/14/2014 9:26:14 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 5 replies
    dailyhaymaker.com ^ | 4/13/14 | Brant Clifton
    Yep. That’s what he told The Cumberland County Republican Women’s Club on Saturday. Okay, Mr. Big Boy Pants™, then why are YOU running? I disagree with his assertion there. I think there are BIG differences between Tillis and the rest of the field. He’s the only candidate in the field who appears to be using his day job to shake down people for campaign contributions. (It’s illegal to accept campaign contributions to your legislative campaign fund from people with business before the state while the legislature is in session. It’s NOT illegal to accept them for your US Senate race...
  • Statue Of A Homeless Jesus Startles A Wealthy Community [NPR goes for class warfare]

    04/13/2014 11:32:14 AM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 55 replies
    NPR ^ | April 13, 2014 | John Burnett
    A new religious statue in the town of Davidson, N.C., is unlike anything you might see in church. The statue depicts Jesus as a vagrant sleeping on a park bench. St. Alban's Episcopal Church installed the homeless Jesus statue on its property in the middle of an upscale neighborhood filled with well-kept townhomes. Jesus is huddled under a blanket with his face and hands obscured; only the crucifixion wounds on his uncovered feet give him away. The reaction was immediate. Some loved it; some didn't. "One woman from the neighborhood actually called police the first time she drove by," says...
  • EDITORIAL: North Carolina answers Democrats’ question ‘What vote fraud?’

    04/13/2014 5:52:15 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 42 replies
    It’s an article of the faith of the Democrats that voter fraud is nothing to worry about because it never happens. Kim Strach, the North Carolina director of elections, has living proof — and some dead proof — otherwise. She has identified 35,750 persons who voted in North Carolina sharing a name, birth date and Social Security number with someone who voted in another state in 2012. Another 81 North Carolinians voted after they died. Ghosts have no constitutional rights, not yet, but Barack Obama and the Democrats think rigor mortis need not keep voters from practicing good citizenship. President...
  • NC-02: Former Moore County GOP chairman endorses Frank Roche

    04/11/2014 10:57:35 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 1 replies
    The Daily Haymaker ^ | Brant Clifton
    The GOP primary challenger to incumbent Renee Ellmers picked up a big in-district endorsement today. Former Moore County GOP chairman Bob Levy — the immediate predecessor to current chairman John Rowderdink — has publicly endorsed the candidacy of Republican Frank Roche for North Carolina’s Second congressional district seat: “Based upon the position of Congress Member Ellmers endorsing amnesty for illegal immigrants, I am proud to endorse the candidacy of Frank Roche for Congress.
  • Tillis leads in Crossroads poll, will get Chamber endorsement

    04/11/2014 3:32:19 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Reid Wilson
    North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis (R) leads a crowded Republican field for the right to face Sen. Kay Hagan (D) in November, according to a new survey conducted for a super PAC backing his campaign. Tillis scored 27 percent of the vote, compared with 16 percent for physician Greg Brannon and 10 percent for state Baptist Convention President Mark Harris. A handful of other candidates received only single-digit support.
  • Court rules bias at University of North Carolina-Wilmington against conservative professor

    04/10/2014 4:07:38 AM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 4/10/2014 | Valerie Richardson
    A federal court Wednesday ordered the University of North Carolina-Wilmington to promote and give $50,000 in back pay to a conservative professor in what is described as a landmark anti-discrimination case.The restitution was ordered three weeks after a jury found the university guilty of retaliating against criminology professor Mike Adams, a popular conservative columnist on Townhall.com, after denying him a promotion to full professor in 2006.“This ruling sends a message to public universities: Academic freedom isn’t just for the Left, it’s a constitutional right for all professors — even Christian conservatives,” said David French, senior counsel at the conservative American...
  • NC Senate race remains a toss up

    04/09/2014 3:07:17 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 13 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | April 8, 2014
    The general election story is the same as it's been for six months now- Kay Hagan has negative approval numbers and finds herself within the margin of error against all of her potential Republican opponents. 41% of voters approve of the job Hagan's doing to 48% who disapprove, pretty much what we've found ever since ads started attacking her over Obamacare in October. She trails most of her Republicans opponents by small margins- it's 44/40 against Mark Harris, 43/39 against Heather Grant, 42/40 against Greg Brannon, 41/40 against Edward Kryn, 42/41 against Alex Bradshaw, and 43/42 against Ted Alexander. Hagan...
  • A Whole Lotta Democratic Corruption Going On

    03/28/2014 4:49:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 28, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    Has Nancy Pelosi seen a newspaper lately? (Pro tip, hon: Like the Obamacare monstrosity, you have to read it to find out what's in it.) I'd love to see her face in the wake of the veritable epidemic of Democratic corruption now sweeping the country. Pelosi's blink count must be off the charts. I'm going to make it easy on Pelosi and put all of the latest cases in one handy rogue's gallery reference list. But let's not be naive. It's clear to me that the Barack Obama/Eric Holder DOJ is clearing the decks before the midterms. Prediction: The FBI's...
  • 4 Democratic lawmakers either arrested or raided by the FBI in quick succession

    03/27/2014 10:00:01 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 45 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 27 Mar 2014 | Patrick Howley
    Three Democratic lawmakers were either arrested or had their office raided Wednesday by the FBI. Two of the Democrats, including Charlotte, N.C. Mayor Patrick Cannon, were charged in connection with FBI stings that caught them allegedly taking bribes from undercover agents. Coupled with an FBI raid that led to the resignation of a prominent Democratic lawmaker in Rhode Island this past weekend, four Democrats have recently come under the FBI’s radar. Here are the four: New York state assemblyman The FBI raided Democratic New York Assemblyman William Scarborough’s Albany office Wednesday morning and also took papers from his office in...
  • Shooting at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina Leaves 1 Marine Dead

    04/08/2014 6:04:09 PM PDT · by blueplum · 66 replies
    TIME ^ | April 8, 2014 8:20pm EDT | David Winograd
    Authorities say the shooter at the Marine Corps base camp is no longer active A Marine fatally shot a fellow service member at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina Tuesday, the base said in a statement. The shooting occurred at around 5:30 p.m. The gunman, a Marine standing guard at the base’s main gate, discharged an M4 rifle, killing another guard. Camp Lejeune’s provost marshal said the shooting is not thought to be an act of terrorism and that the shooter is no longer active.
  • The GOP Establishment Has Picked Its Candidate in North Carolina

    04/08/2014 1:06:12 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 8 replies
    nationaljournal.com ^ | 4/7/14 | Josh Kraushaar and Alex Roarty
    The GOP establishment is piling on in its support of Thom Tillis. Two sources confirm to the National Journal that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce will endorse the North Carolina House speaker, the Republican front-runner for his party's Senate nomination who is fighting off an array of opponents in a primary. The endorsement is expected before the state's May 6 primary. One source with knowledge of the situation said the chamber also plans to air TV ads on his behalf, a big boost for a candidate who already holds a sizable fundraising advantage over his intra-party foes. The business group's...
  • UPDATE: Bp. Jugis (Charlotte) endorses Sr. Jane Laurel and talk at High School

    04/08/2014 8:38:10 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 13 replies
    Fr. Z's WDTPRS ^ | 8 April 2014 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    I have written about the incident at the High School in Charlotte, where Dominican Sister Jane Laurel gave a talk on human sexuality that produced sparked a mob reaction. Spittle-flecked nutty, bullying, intimidation ensue. From LifeNews: Charlotte diocese backs nun who gave school talk promoting Church teaching on homosexuality CHARLOTTE, NC, April 7, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The bishop of Charlotte is backing a Dominican nun who has been at the center of a fiery controversy since last month when she gave a speech promoting Catholic teaching on sexuality to students at Charlotte Catholic High School. After a public meeting with...
  • Former Representative Jesse Jackson, Jr., Transferred After Prison Dispute

    04/06/2014 8:34:45 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 38 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | April 6, 2014 | Michael Sneed and Lynn Sweet
    Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has been moved from a federal prison in North Carolina to a minimum-security prison camp in Montgomery, Ala., after clashing with prison officials and being placed in solitary confinement, a source told the Chicago Sun-Times. The 49-year-old former Chicago congressman had been advising other inmates in North Carolina about their rights in prison, according to the source, who said a guard took exception to that. As a result, the longtime South Side politician was placed in solitary confinement for four or five days more than a month ago, the source said. It took about...
  • WaPo's Kathleen Parker Suggests People with Southern Accents Not 'Smart' or 'Sophisticated'

    04/06/2014 3:23:19 PM PDT · by Hoodat · 83 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6 Apr 2014, 9:11 AM PDT | Pamela Key
    After NBC's "Meet The Press" host David Gregory ran an anti-ObamaCare ad targeting Sen. Mark Pryor from Arkansas featuring a couple with a southern accents questioning the confusing nature of the Affordable Care Act, Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker objected to Americans for Prosperity using people with southern accents in political ads running in Arkansas: "I think you could find someone who doesn't have a southern accent who is confused by this act," Parker said. "We always seem to find the character who seems a little countrified, who can't just fathom this. You know there there are plenty of smart...
  • How Many Dead People Voted in This North Carolina Election? More Than Zero

    04/03/2014 3:46:22 PM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    IJReview ^ | April 3, 2014
    Conservatives have been lambasted by the left for advocating voter ID laws that supposedly disenfranchise minorities, but North Carolina is presenting evidence that such safeguards are sorely needed: State elections officials said Wednesday that they’re investigating hundreds of cases of voters who appear to have voted in two states and several dozen who appear to have voted after their deaths. …North Carolina’s check found 765 registered North Carolina voters who appear to match registered voters in other states on their first names, last names, dates of birth and the final four digits of their Social Security numbers. Those voters appear...
  • Poll: Hagan Struggling Against GOPers in Senate Race

    04/03/2014 1:11:51 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 14 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | March 3, 2014 | Daniel Strauss
    The North Carolina Senate race is about as close as it could get, according to a new poll. The SurveyUSA poll released on Thursday found Sen. Kay Hagan (D) essentially neck-and-neck each of her possible Republican contenders in a general election fight. Against House Speaker Thom Tillis (R-NC), the establishment candidate who has been seen as the frontrunner in the race, Hagan gets 45 percent support while Tillis gets 46 percent. Against tea partier Greg Brannon, Hagan trails by two points with 45 percent support to Brannon's 47 percent. The findings aren't much better against the lesser known candidates. SurveyUSA...
  • Oh My: Audit Finds Evidence of Widespread Voter Fraud in North Carolina

    04/03/2014 1:07:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 3, 2014 | Guy Benson
    This looks like a very big deal (via WNCN): State election officials are looking into thousands of cases where registered voters may have voted in two states or after their reported death. A report presented Wednesday by Elections Director Kim Strach to the Joint Legislative Elections Oversight Committee said 81 voters have a voter history later than the date of their death. The audit further identified 13,416 deceased voters on voter rolls in Oct. 13. The audit showed 155,692 registered North Carolina voters whose first and last names, dates of birth and last four digits of their Social Security...
  • N.C. State Board Finds More than 35K Incidents of ‘Double Voting’ in 2012

    04/03/2014 11:59:02 AM PDT · by neverdem · 19 replies
    National Review Online ^ | April 2, 2014 | Andrew Johnson
    North Carolina’s Board of Elections found that tens of thousands of registered voters from the state have personal information matching that of registered voters in other states, and appear to have voted in states other than North Carolina in 2012. In some cases, votes were cast under names of individuals who had passed away before Election Day. The review searched databases in 27 other states and 101 million voter records for information such as matching names, dates of birth, and Social Security numbers. The review found that 35,570 North Carolina voters from 2012 shared the same first names, last names,...
  • Stanley Furniture Closing Robbinsville Plant (North Carolina)

    04/02/2014 10:17:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    Woodworking Network ^ | April 1, 2014
    HIGH POINT, NC - Stanley Furniture Company, Inc. today reported it will cease domestic furniture production in the factory that supports its Young America brand. “We have a healthy Stanley business that is making money. It is supported by a wonderful heritage, strong product in the field and future pipeline, and we are looking forward to the prospects of focusing our team solely on the growth and profitability of this brand in the short-term” “We have decided to cease manufacturing operations in Robbinsville,” said Glenn Prillaman, President and Chief Executive Officer. “After a thorough review of both our own operations...
  • Furor at Catholic high school after nun presents Church teaching on homosexuality

    04/02/2014 6:57:22 PM PDT · by Morgana · 80 replies
    LIFE SITE NEWS ^ | Kirsten Andersen
    CHARLOTTE, NC, April 2, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A North Carolina Roman Catholic school is holding a meeting today to address the concerns of parents and students who say they are outraged about remarks a visiting nun made criticizing homosexuality, divorce, and sex outside of marriage during a recent speech. Dominican Sister Jane Dominic Laurel, who often speaks to high school and college-age students on matters of sexuality, gave an hour-long presentation to students at Charlotte Catholic High School on March 21 called “Masculinity and Femininity: Difference and Gift.” School officials told the Catholic News Herald she spent about half her...
  • N.C. State Board Finds More Than 35K Incidents of Double Voting

    04/02/2014 7:13:57 PM PDT · by mcenedo · 28 replies
    National Review ^ | April 2, 2014 | Andrew Johnson
    North Carolina’s Board of Elections found that tens of thousands of registered voters from the state have personal information matching that of registered voters in other states, and appear to have voted in states other than North Carolina in 2012. In some cases, votes were cast under names of individuals who had passed away before Election Day.
  • Massive Voter Fraud Discovered in North Carolina’s 2012 Election

    04/02/2014 1:33:31 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 145 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 2, 2014 | Bryan Preston
    The North Carolina State Board of Elections has found thousands of instances of voter fraud in the state, thanks to a 28-state crosscheck of voter rolls. Initial findings suggest widespread election fraud. 765 voters with an exact match of first and last name, DOB and last four digits of SSN were registered in N.C. and another state and voted in N.C. and the other state in the 2012 general election. 35,750 voters with the same first and last name and DOB were registered in N.C. and another state and voted in both states in the 2012 general election. 155,692 voters...
  • More money, more problems for Thom Tillis

    04/02/2014 12:21:21 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 3 replies
    newsobserver.com ^ | 4/2/14 | John Frank
    A refrain is developing in the U.S. Senate race: The more money Thom Tillis comes across, the more problems he sees. The House speaker is attending a fundraiser Wednesday at the offices of a Washington lobbying firm that will net him plenty of big checks but also may offer his rivals a political line of attack. The firm? Barbour Griffith & Rogers Inc., otherwise known as the BGR Group. Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour took flak for his firm, as critics linked him to its many clients. One particular client drew attention: the Mexican government. In 2001-2002, the firm lobbied...
  • GOPer Attacks Primary Opponent: He Won't Say 'Repeal Obamacare'

    04/01/2014 6:14:27 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 24 replies
    talkingpointsmemo.com ^ | 4/1/14 | Daniel Straus
    A tea party Senate candidate is going after one of his Republican primary competitors over a supporting ad that does not include the phrase "repeal Obamacare." North Carolina Senate candidate Greg Brannon's (R) campaign is attacking North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis (R-NC) Senate campaign over a new ad by American Crossroads in support of the state House Speaker, establishment Republicans' preferred candidate in the race. The narrator in the ad said Tillis has the "conservative guts" to replace Obamacare with "honest healthcare reforms." The ad however does not say Tillis wants to repeal Obamacare and that's where the Brannon...
  • Rove Appearance Riles Tea Party in North Carolina Senate Primary

    03/24/2014 5:22:38 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 13 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 3/24/14
    It wasn’t supposed to be this way. Republicans in Washington wanted North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis to quickly win the party’s Senate nomination and focus entirely on vulnerable Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan. Instead, Tillis faces a May 6 primary that’s so crowded it may be hard for any candidate to muster the 40 percent needed to avoid a mid-July runoff. The race also pits two leaders -- Kentucky U.S. Senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul -- against each other in a proxy battle over the party’s future. Tillis must balance support from national Republicans against the Tea Party’s anti-Washington...
  • White House touts ‘Fox News addict’ who loves ObamaCare (Bat Guano Alert)

    03/28/2014 10:52:34 PM PDT · by kingattax · 98 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3-28-14 | Jonathan Easley
    The White House on Friday touted the story of a “staunch Republican” who says he’s getting the best coverage he’s ever had under ObamaCare. “I am a staunch Republican, a self-proclaimed Fox News addict, and I didn't vote for the President,” Mark Beard, a retired psychologist from North Carolina, wrote in a letter posted on the White House website. “And I'm here to tell you that ObamaCare works. I'm living proof.” Beard said he was paying $428 a month for chemotherapy treatment and was upset when he got a notice from his insurer saying his plan would be canceled. But...
  • Standing at the Summit

    03/28/2014 11:22:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 28, 2014 | Mike Adams
    Today, I write with some good news some of you may have already heard. On March 20, in Greenville, N.C., a federal jury unanimously sided with me in my claims that the University of North Carolina–Wilmington (UNCW) violated federal law in a 2006 promotion decision. Specifically, the jury found that my First Amendment–protected speech was a “substantial or motivating factor” in the defendants’ decision not to promote me to full professor. They also found that defendants could not prove they would have made the same decision in the absence of my speech activity. The case now moves to the judge...
  • Flu-like hog virus sweeping Indiana, U.S.

    03/28/2014 1:26:21 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 19 replies
    www.cbsnews.com ^ | March 24, 2014, 8:23 AM | Staff
    LOGANSPORT, Ind. - A fast-moving virus that has infected hogs across half of the nation since it was first detected in the U.S. less than a year ago has become rampant in Indiana, agriculture officials say. Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus, or PED, has infected farms in 43 of Indiana's 92 counties, according to March 14 data from the Indiana State Board of Animal Health. Twenty-six other states have reported cases of the virus as of March 12, the National Animal Health Laboratory Network indicates. While the flu-like sickness doesn't affect people and is not a food safety concern, it can...
  • How Conservatives Win

    03/27/2014 12:41:46 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 7 replies
    heritage.org ^ | 3/27/14 | Mike Needham
    It should come as no surprise The New York Times would bury news of a conservative victory over President Obama on page eight. The lead paragraph said it all: Senate Democrats, bowing to united House Republican opposition, dropped reforms of International Monetary Fund governance from a Ukraine aid package on Tuesday. The real question is whether this was merely a moment in time or a seminal shift in how congressional Republicans will approach future showdowns. And to be clear, future showdowns are inevitable if we are to achieve any conservative policy victories. Before going further, it is important to explain...
  • Brannon will support Constitution as U.S. senator (NC)

    03/27/2014 12:34:22 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 12 replies
    I met Dr. Greg Brannon four years ago and am excited at the prospect of him being our next U.S. senator in the great state of North Carolina. Dr. Brannon has delivered approximately nine thousand babies; read that again it’s not a typo. He is the most ardent pro-life candidate in our state. He has literally been a leader in many state pro-life organizations while running a busy OBGYN practices in Cary, North Carolina. Dr. Brannon has 7 children, including 3 he and his wife adopted from China. He was born to a single mother who was loved this country...
  • [North Carolina] Students, parents upset about nun's message about homosexuals

    03/27/2014 11:28:43 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 67 replies
    WDAM ^ | 03/26/2014 | Brody O'Connell
    Charlotte Catholic High School is getting backlash from students and parents after a school assembly last week. Students said that a guest speaker discussed offensive material about divorce and homosexuality. Sister Jane Dominic, with Aquinas College in Nashville, has a doctorate in sacred theology. But her message about the influence divorce has on gender identification and homosexuality didn't go over so well.... In an online petition, which now has close to 1,800 signatures, one student wrote "we found some of (the) ideas expressed to be both offensive and unnecessarily derogatory. We are incensed that you knew the content of this...
  • Cannon resigns as mayor, faces federal corruption and bribery charges [NC]

    03/27/2014 7:31:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    wsoctv.com ^ | 3/27/2014 | unknown
    A major political scandal unraveled in Charlotte Wednesday as Patrick Cannon resigned as Charlotte’s mayor after federal investigators arrested him on bribery and corruption charges. Documents outline how agents said the mayor abused his power for years.
  • Charlotte, NC, mayor facing corruption charges

    03/26/2014 3:56:33 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 13 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 26 Mar 2014 | MITCH WEISS
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Less than six months on the job, the mayor of Charlotte was arrested Wednesday and accused of accepting more than $48,000 in bribes from undercover FBI agents posing as businessmen who wanted to do work with North Carolina's largest city. Mayor Patrick Cannon, a 47-year-old Democrat who rose from the city's public housing projects to become a successful businessman and politician, faces federal theft and bribery charges. Cannon solicited and accepted more than $48,000 in cash, airline tickets, a hotel room and the use of a luxury apartment as bribes, according to a criminal complaint. If...
  • Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon arrested, faces corruption charges

    03/26/2014 3:44:08 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 24 replies
    CBS News/AP ^ | March 26, 2014 | CBS News/AP
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The mayor of North Carolina's largest city has been arrested on public corruption charges. U.S. Attorney Anne Tompkins said Wednesday that Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon is facing theft and bribery charges. Tompkins says Cannon solicited and accepted bribes from undercover FBI agents posing as real estate developers who wanted to do business in Charlotte. According to the criminal complaint, Cannon is accused of accepting bribes from the agents on five separate occasions. On the most recent occasion, on February 21,2014, Cannon allegedly accepted $20,000 in cash in the mayor's office. He's also accused of accepting from the...
  • Charlotte mayor arrested on federal public corruption charges

    03/26/2014 11:13:53 AM PDT · by Robe · 43 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 03/26/14 | Mark Washburn, Jim Morrill and Mike Gordon /
    Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon was arrested Wednesday on federal public corruption laws after a four-year investigation, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Charlotte announced. Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/03/26/4795861/charlotte-mayor-patrick-cannon.html#.UzMT-F4owY4#storylink=cpy
  • Charlotte mayor arrested on federal corruption charges (North Carolina)

    03/26/2014 11:24:17 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 33 replies
    WSOC TV ^ | 3/26/2014 | Not Specified
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon was arrested Wednesday by FBI agents for alleged violations of federal public corruption laws, announced Anne M. Tompkins, U.S. attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. The federal criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court charged Cannon, 47, with theft and bribery concerning programs receiving federal funds, honest services wire fraud and extortion under color of official right. [snip] The complaint and law enforcement affidavit allege that Cannon accepted the bribes from the undercover FBI agents on five separate occasions. On the last occasion, on Feb. 21 Cannon allegedly accepted $20,000 in...
  • What the GOP Does with a Supermajority: North Carolina tells us what to expect

    03/26/2014 7:13:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/26/2014 | Marguerite Creel
    The ultimate party litmus test: given a veto-proof legislature, will Republicans finally start to reduce the scope and size of government?  It looks like the answer is no.In 2013, North Carolina was just one of 25 states where Republican governors were given historic opportunity to govern alongside Republican-controlled legislatures.  Despite conservative voters’ best hopes, any sensible mandate to restore individual and economic freedom flew out the window when the FY 2013-14 budget was approved, reauthorizing the formerly Democratic state’s blueprint budget with a tragic 2.0-percent increase in general fund appropriations. North Carolina’s state spending is increasing at a record pace,...
  • American Crossroads reserves $1.1 million in North Carolina ads for April

    03/25/2014 1:40:31 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 9 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 3/25/14 | Rebecca Berg
    Is American Crossroads giving North Carolina Senate candidate Thom Tillis one last push before the state's Republican primary? The group has reserved $1.1 million in advertising in North Carolina for April, its political director, Carl Forti, confirmed Monday. The ads, the content of which Forti would not disclose, will air in the pricey Raleigh and Charlotte media markets. That influx of spending will hit just before Tillis, the Republican frontrunner, faces off May 6 against a field including Greg Brannon, a physician who has been endorsed by Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Mark Harris, a Baptist pastor who has received...
  • Parent: daughter asked to re-do assignment after writing about Jesus

    03/25/2014 5:41:59 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 24 replies
    wect ^ | 3/18/14 | Kasey Cunningham
    COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WECT) - A parent is speaking out after she said her daughter's teacher rejected a rough draft of her paper. The subject, her hero, Jesus. Heather Watts said her daughter attends second grade at Cerro Gordo Elementary School in Columbus County. Watts said the teacher asked her 8-year-old daughter Ryleigh, "can't you write about something different?" "I think she should have freedom to write about what she wants to write about," the disgruntled mother said. "If she wants to write about Jesus, she should write about Jesus." Watts said this question is threatening her daughter's First Amendment...
  • Victory: Jury Rules North Carolina University Violated Conservative Professor’s Free Speech Rights

    03/23/2014 10:33:26 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 10 replies
    ACLJ ^ | 3/24/14 | David French
    In Greenville, North Carolina, a jury in federal court found that the University of North Carolina-Wilmington violated criminology professor Mike Adams’ free speech rights when it denied his application for promotion to full professor. The ACLJ represents Dr. Adams, along with Alliance Defending Freedom attorney Travis Barham. Dr. Adams is a conservative Christian who also regularly contributes to Townhall.com, where he often critiques the widespread leftist abuses within colleges and universities. His speech caused a furious response within his university, with the Chancellor even attempting to alter the standards for promotion to allow the faculty to consider professors’ protected speech...
  • Democrats Plan Ads in Challenge to Koch Brothers

    03/23/2014 6:56:30 AM PDT · by Kenny · 23 replies
    The New York Times ^ | MARCH 21, 2014 | ASHLEY PARKER
    WASHINGTON — Senate Majority PAC, a group that supports Democratic Senate candidates, is preparing a $3 million advertising campaign against Charles G. Koch and David H. Koch, the libertarian-minded billionaire brothers who support conservative causes and have already poured millions of dollars into the 2014 midterm elections. The group’s effort will last for roughly two weeks and span five states — Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, Michigan and North Carolina. In an attempt to combat the Koch brothers’ influence, the $3 million buy will nearly match what Senate Majority PAC has spent on all of its other television ads so far this...
  • Ellmers Berates Constituents for Opposing Amnesty: You Don't Have Any Damn Facts!

    03/23/2014 7:13:22 AM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 22 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/22/14 | Tony Lee
    In a constituent meeting gone awry that was captured on shaky, amateur video, embattled Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC) berated a group of local activists who oppose amnesty legislation, suggesting they were racist and saying they didn't have “any damn facts.” “You're telling me what people have told you? You don't have any damn facts!” Ellmers exploded at one of the activists when he said that employers – who often claim a labor shortage to argue for amnesty – frequently don't post job openings in that region. “Facts – numbers. Facts – documents,” Ellmers lectured, her voice dripping with disdain. She...
  • Ellmers Berates Constituents for Opposing Amnesty: 'You Don't Have Any Damn Facts!'

    03/22/2014 9:08:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/22/14 | Tony Lee
    In a constituent meeting gone awry that was captured on shaky, amateur video, embattled Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC) berated a group of local activists who oppose amnesty legislation, suggesting they were racist and saying they didn't have “any damn facts.” “You're telling me what people have told you? You don't have any damn facts!” Ellmers exploded at one of the activists when he said that employers – who often claim a labor shortage to argue for amnesty – frequently don't post job openings in that region. “Facts – numbers. Facts – documents,” Ellmers lectured, her voice dripping with disdain. She...
  • BREAKING: Video of Renee Ellmers Berating Anti-Amnesty Constituents (North Carolina)

    03/22/2014 3:15:20 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 22 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 3/22/2014 | David Steinberg
    Yesterday, Ron Woodward of NC Listen reported on a meeting he had with Renee Ellmers on the topic of immigration and amnesty. He claimed he had exited the meeting appalled both by her positions and by her behavior.One of the constituents attending the meeting recorded the conversation.The Randolph Tea Party posted the clips online, and exclusively forwarded the links to PJ Media. Four clips of the meeting are embedded below.At one point, Ellmers says of Woodard: “You don’t have any damn facts.”Ellmers claims he is stereotyping, and constantly interrupts him. This conduct occurred after she had inconvenienced the group by...
  • Two North Carolina Muslim Converts Arrested on Terrorism Charges

    03/22/2014 5:34:00 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 22 replies
    Terror Trends Bulletin ^ | 22 March 14 | Unknown
    Two North Carolina Muslim converts were arrested on terrorism charges this week: These two were proselytized, then recruited to Jihad. They didn’t brew up this scheme on their own. This is so similar to what happened to Carlos Bledsoe in Tennessee before he traveled to Yemen and came back to wage Jihad in Nashville and Little Rock. There are active Jihadi recruiting operations going on in the US…