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  • The model minority is losing patience

    10/07/2015 2:13:41 PM PDT · by MadIsh32 · 35 replies
    The Economist ^ | 10/07/2015
    MICHAEL WANG, a young Californian, came second in his class of 1,002 students; his ACT score was 36, the maximum possible; he sang at Barack Obama’s inauguration; he got third place in a national piano contest; he was in the top 150 of a national maths competition; he was in several national debating-competition finals. But when it came to his university application he faced a serious disappointment for the first time in his glittering career. He was rejected by six of the seven Ivy League colleges to which he applied. “I saw people less qualified than me get better offers,”...
  • Ted Cruz to meet with House insurgents one day before GOP elections

    10/05/2015 9:49:36 AM PDT · by VinL · 14 replies
    WashExaminer ^ | 10/5/15 | David Drucker
    Sen. Ted Cruz will meet with a group of House Republicans one day before they're scheduled to vote for a new senior leadership team. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, has invited the Texas Republican, leading presidential contender, to address his Conservative Opportunity Society at a Wednesday breakfast meeting. The agenda, according to the invitation, is "conservative strategy for the remainder of the year." Cruz has meddled in House affairs on several occassions, advising supportive insurgent Republicans in the chamber on key legislation and strategic matters. However, it's unclear if Cruz, who ranks fifth in the Washington Examiner's presidential power rankings, plans...
  • CMPD considers no-go areas for criminals (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department)

    10/01/2015 10:20:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Charlotte Observer ^ | September 29, 2015 | Steve Harrison
    The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department and Charlotte City Council are discussing whether to create “public safety zones,” city areas where people with past arrests would be prohibited from entering. Under the controversial proposal, Chief Kerr Putney could designate a high-crime area as a safety zone in response to crimes such as drug sales or discharging guns that were committed on public property. Someone who has been arrested for crimes in the area could be issued a notice that they are no longer allowed to enter, for as long as the safety zone is in effect. Entering the zone after being prohibited...
  • Trump [26%] Steady in NC; Biden Polls Well (Rand and Lindsey now at 0%)

    09/29/2015 11:44:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | September 29, 2015
    PPP's newest North Carolina poll finds that Donald Trump is holding his ground- at least compared to where he was in the state six weeks ago. Trump leads with 26% to 21% for Ben Carson, 12% for Carly Fiorina, 10% for Marco Rubio, 9% for Ted Cruz, 6% for Mike Huckabee, 5% for Jeb Bush, 4% for John Kasich, and 2% for Chris Christie. Rounding out the field are Rick Santorum and Bobby Jindal at 1%, and Jim Gilmore, Lindsey Graham, George Pataki, and Rand Paul all at less than 1%. Trump's 26% is almost identical to his 24% standing...
  • Mayors Of Eighteen U.S. Cities Tell Obama They Are Ready To Take More Syrian Refugees

    09/26/2015 6:08:54 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 117 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/24/15 | Kerry Picket
    Mayors from eighteen U.S. cities signed a letter to President Obama saying they are willing to take even more refugees than what has been proposed by the administration. “We will welcome the Syrian families to make homes and new lives in our cities,” wrote the mayors, all of whom are part of the Cities United for Immigration Action coalition. “Indeed, we are writing to say that we stand ready to work with your Administration to do much more and to urge you to increase still further the number of Syrian refugees the United States will accept for resettlement.” “This is...
  • North Carolina: Trump 22, Carson 21, Bush 7

    09/26/2015 3:45:48 PM PDT · by LS · 33 replies
    Elon University ^ | 9/26/2015
    Trump 22, Carson 21, Fiorina 10, Bush 7, Rubio 7, Cruz 6 Never heard of these guys. No prior polls. However, in head to head they have BUSH beating Hillary by 3, Carson beating her by 11, and Trump losing by 7. So on those grounds alone, it's goofy.
  • The Republicans who voted against Boehner for Speaker (Jan. 2015)

    09/25/2015 1:12:48 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 06, 2015, 02:38 pm | Cristina Marcos
    Twenty-five Republicans rebelled against John Boehner (R-Ohio), who won a third term as Speaker on Tuesday. The 25 Republicans, including three freshmen, didn't coalesce around a single alternative candidate. Rep. Daniel Webster (R-Fla.), whose nomination for Speaker became public just minutes before the vote, attracted the most votes at 12. Meanwhile, the other two long-shot candidates, Reps. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) and Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) only received three and two votes each. Additionally, freshman Rep. Brian Babin (R-Texas) voted "present" rather than voting for anyone. And two Republican lawmakers voted for people who aren't even members of the House: Rep. Gary...
  • Endgame Begins: Boehner Forced to Rely on Democrats to Keep Speakership(May switch parties)

    09/25/2015 5:13:27 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 53 replies
    breitbart ^ | 9/24/15 | m boyle
    House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) 35% still won’t be able to win reelection without Democratic votes, Breitbart News has learned, and he has abandoned yet another plan to try to embarrass conservatives seeking his ouster, which he was going to move forward with on Friday. The day after Pope Francis addressed the Congress for the first time—in front of a teary-eyed Boehner—the Speaker had planned to move forward by bringing forth a resolution to vacate the chair, then holding a vote for his reelection intended to prove he had widespread support in the GOP conference. But just as when...
  • Obama and Biden Were Running Late for the Pope, So They Made His Plane Turn Around

    09/22/2015 1:09:09 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 95 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | September 22, 2015 | Emma Green
    s the pope stalkers of the world watched his flight path on the Alitalia website, suddenly… the plane started making donuts. Several loops over North Carolina later, the pope is back on his way to D.C.: A source on the ground at Joint Base Andrews said several government officials told him the reason the plane started circling was that Obama and Biden are running late to the greeting ceremony. Ooops. Seems like even the bishop of Rome has to adjust his schedule around Beltway traffic.
  • ISIS releases ‘Kill List’ of US cities

    09/20/2015 7:17:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 172 replies
    News Near You ^ | September 20, 2015
    The Pentagon has responded to a globally-released ‘Kill List’, asking law enforcement to give extra protection for military personnel whose personal information was released,News Channel 10 reports. CBS News national security correspondent David Martin reports the Pentagon spent the weekend notifying the soldiers who appeared on the list, and urged city police departments and military police to increase patrol in the neighborhoods where the targeted live. The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) published the list days ago, a report that contained names, photos, and home addresses of U.S. Armed Forces personnel, causing alarm in cities potentially at high-risk....
  • Watch leading Energy expert Daniel Fine as he discusses the oil price war Atlantic drilling

    09/19/2015 4:31:02 PM PDT · by brownwill6767 · 3 replies
    John Locke Foundation ^ | 5/21/15 | Dr. Daniel Fine
    Dr. Daniel Fine, associate director of the New Mexico Center for Energy Policy, explains how an oil price war led by Saudi Arabia impacts the prospects for drilling off the N.C. coast
  • Kim Davis inspires NC mayoral candidate to jail gays: ‘What’s wrong with eradicating homosexuals?’

    09/17/2015 3:23:34 PM PDT · by MadIsh32 · 14 replies
    Raw Story | 09/17/2015 | BETHANIA PALMA MARKUS
    A mayoral candidate in a small Charlotte suburb wants to “eradicate” homosexuality and throw LGBT people in jail, the Kings Mountain Herald reports. Eugene Holmes, who is running for mayor of Kings Mountain, says he doesn’t want to be mayor, but he’s running because of his anti-gay views. He views Kentucky clerk Kim Davis as something of a role model.
  • NC police chief fired after calling Black Lives Matter a ‘terrorist’ group on Facebook

    09/16/2015 7:22:34 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 67 replies
    wncn ^ | September 15, 2015
    SURF CITY, N.C.(WECT) – Surf City Police Chief Mike Halstead has retired effective immediately following a Tuesday emergency meeting called about a Facebook post he made. Major Ron Shanahan will take over as interim chief. Town leaders and Halstead have agreed on severance pay following his decision to retire. According to Town Manager Larry Bergman, Surf City Mayor Zander Guy called the emergency meeting in reference to Halstead’s post he made to his personal page on Sept. 3. Bergman said he spoke with Halstead about the post after it was brought to his attention. He said he reminded him “that...
  • Scholars study lost city of Mabila at UA

    09/30/2006 12:31:55 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies · 287+ views
    Tuscaloosa News ^ | September 29. 2006 3:30AM | Adam Jones
    It's believed to be the largest battle between Europeans and Native Americans north of the Rio Grande, but the city of Mabila remains lost... A team of historians, archeologists and geologists have come to the University of Alabama for three days to study the battle.. Their aim, though, isn't to find the city, but to compile everything known, for possible future excavations, said Jim Knight, a UA anthropology professor who helped organize the conference... Finding Mabila means addressing a host of problems ranging from suspect accounts of De Soto's expedition to the possibility that modern dams may have flooded the...
  • Freed Death Row Inmate: $750,000 Compensation 'Can't Compare' to 31 Years in Prison

    09/09/2015 11:51:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    Fayettesville Observer ^ | Wed Sep 9, 2015 | Michael Futch
    Henry McCollum and Leon Brown served more than three decades behind bars for the 1983 murder of an 11-year-old Red Springs girl that DNA has proven they didn't commit. McCollum spent most of those nearly 31 years on death row. Just over a year ago, on Sept. 3, 2014, the mentally impaired half-brothers emerged from prison as free men. Earlier this month, the state of North Carolina awarded them $750,000 each for the time they spent wrongly incarcerated - the maximum payout allowed under state law. That payout, awarded Sept. 2 at a hearing in Raleigh, averages out to roughly...
  • 30 North Carolina magistrates opt out of performing gay marriages; judge says it’s OK

    09/08/2015 2:35:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | 09/08/2015 | Jonah Hicap
    More than 30 North Carolina magistrates so far have refused to perform weddings since the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriages in all 50 states. But they’re not likely to suffer the fate of Kim Davis, the Tennessee county clerk who was recently jailed for her refusal. It turns out that taking this position is legal in North Carolina, according to Shortly after the Supreme Court’s June decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, which held that same-sex marriage is a constitutionally guaranteed right, the North Carolina legislature passed a law enabling officials to opt out of performing marriages altogether. The...
  • Other Local Officials Citing Religious Beliefs in Denying Marriage Licenses to Gays

    09/06/2015 6:52:30 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 10 replies
    Newsmax ^ | September 5, 2015 | Todd Beamon
    Not only is jailed Kentucky clerk Kim Davis citing her religious beliefs for denying marriage licenses to gay couples... In other states, according to USA Today:  In Alabama, as many as 10 counties have stopped issuing licenses altogether as of Wednesday. State law says that probate judges "may" issue the licenses rather than "shall."And in North Carolina, more than 30 county magistrates have refused to perform gay marriages under a law that says officials can refrain from conducting marriage-related activities.
  • My title: My NC Senator is John Boehner's Worst Nightmare

    09/06/2015 6:45:04 AM PDT · by ElainaVer · 48 replies
    Speaker ’s worst nightmare is on the rise here in rural North Carolina. Senator Mark Meadows is gaining steam as a clearly coordinated, highly orchestrated effort to remove Boehner as Speaker of the United States House of Representatives—and fix a broken Congress that no longer represents the wishes of the American people—comes into much clearer focus.
  • John Boehner’s Worst Nightmare: Mark Meadows Launches Mission to Fix Broken Congress

    09/05/2015 6:19:07 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 44 replies ^ | 9/5/15 | Matthew Boyle
    MORGANTON, North Carolina — Speaker Rep. John Boehner’s worst nightmare is on the rise here in rural North Carolina. Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) is gaining steam as a clearly coordinated, highly orchestrated effort to remove Boehner as Speaker of the United States House of Representatives—and fix a broken Congress that no longer represents the wishes of the American people—comes into much clearer focus. Meadows invited Breitbart News to accompany him on a district visit, and the concerns he discussed with his constituents offer a microcosm of the issues America wants Congress to address. Everyone here agrees: John Boehner needs to...
  • Ex-NFL Player Made Some Damning Allegations Against Officer Who Pulled Him Over — So Police Released

    09/05/2015 12:26:45 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 14 replies ^ | september 4, 2015 | billy hallowell
    A Texas police organization is demanding an apology from a former NFL player who reportedly claimed on social media that a cop put a gun to his face during a recent traffic stop — but the Pearland Police Officer’s Association said that dashcam footage shows the officer acting properly. The group claims that Lamar Lathon, 47, a linebacker who played for the Houston Oilers and the Carolina Panthers, lied about what unfolded in a Facebook post in which the former NFL player said that he was terrified and that he feared for his life, KHOU-TV reported. Footage from the September 1 incident,...
  • Thirty Government Officials In North Carolina Are Now All Refusing To Conduct Homosexual Marriages

    09/04/2015 6:50:45 PM PDT · by markomalley · 62 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 9/4/15 | Theodore Shoebat
    Thirty North Carolina magistrates in North Carolina are all refusing to conduct homosexual “marriages.” According to the report: More than 30 magistrates in North Carolina have refused to perform weddings. But thanks to a new state law, they were able to do so legally.Right after the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage in June, the state passed a law allowing officials to opt out of performing all marriages.The law exempts court officials with a “sincerely held religious objection” and is designed for those opposing gay marriage.The law’s original sponsor, Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger, said it’s probably preventing situations like...
  • NC gay marriage opt-out written to avoid Kentucky-style impasse

    09/04/2015 11:23:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    WRAL ^ | 09/04/2015 | Laura Leslie
    RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina legislators enacted a law in June giving magistrates and staffers in county register of deeds offices a way to avoid participating in same-sex weddings if they have religious objections to gay marriage. But officials said Thursday that the law is different from what's on the books in Kentucky, where a clerk who defied court orders to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples has been jailed, and they don't foresee a similar standoff occurring in North Carolina. U.S. District Judge David Bunning said he had no choice but to jail Rowan County (Ky.) Clerk Kim Davis...
  • Taxpayers Fleeing Democrat-Run States for Republican Ones

    09/04/2015 5:40:17 AM PDT · by Arcy · 50 replies
    American's for Tax Reform ^ | Sept. 4, 2015 | Paul Blair
    In 2013, more than 200,000 people on net fled states with Democrat governors for ones run by Republicans, according to an analysis of newly released IRS data by Americans for Tax Reform. "People move away from high tax states to low tax states. Every tax refugee is sending a powerful message to politicians," said ATR President Grover Norquist. "They are voting with their feet. Leaders in Texas and Florida are listening. New York and California are not." That year, Democrat-run states lost a net 226,763 taxpayers, bringing with them nearly $15.7 billion in adjusted gross income (AGI). That same year,...
  • The ‘Trump Phenomenon’ and the Effort to Overthrow Boehner

    09/03/2015 11:40:19 AM PDT · by mrsmith · 26 replies
    Rollcall ^ | 9/3/2015 | Matt Fuller
    A day before the August recess, when Rep. Mark Meadows announced a legislative move to strip Speaker John A. Boehner of his gavel, few would have predicted that Donald Trump would be the summer’s biggest political story. But with the billionaire developer consistently topping the polls, and with most theories on his ascendance citing a general disgust with business as usual in Washington, Meadows sees Trump as a harbinger for his colleagues in the House. “The Trump phenomenon is not just with Donald Trump; it’s with re-election with members as well,” Meadows told CQ Roll Call Wednesday, “and there’s a...
  • Trump signs pledge not to run as independent in 2016

    09/03/2015 11:32:42 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 03, 2015 |
    Donald Trump announced Thursday he has signed a GOP pledge not to run as an independent in 2016, after a personal appeal from the Republican Party chairman. "I have signed the pledge," Trump said, holding it up. The decision by the Republican presidential front-runner helps ease concerns among party leadership that an outside Trump bid -- should he not win the nomination -- could threaten the party's chances in the general election by peeling off votes. The party began circulating the pledge to virtually all the Republican campaigns earlier this week. But Trump was the obvious concern. He had been...
  • VIDEO: Donald Trump Gives Press Conference; Signs GOP Loyalty Pledge

    09/03/2015 12:06:09 PM PDT · by JoeSeales · 62 replies
    Donald Trump ^ | 9-3-15 | Donald Trump
    At a press conference at Trump Tower in New York City, Donald Trump reveals that he has signed a pledge to support whoever the Republican nominee for President may be- and that he will not run on a third party ticket.
  • North Carolina lawmakers allow 'opt-out' over same-sex marriage

    09/02/2015 8:44:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | 06/11/2015 | MARTI MAGUIRE
    Government officials in North Carolina can refuse to perform same-sex marriages by citing religious objections under a law enacted on Thursday by the Republican-led legislature, which voted to override the governor's veto. The law protects the jobs of magistrates and other officials who refuse to perform marriages of gay couples by citing a “sincerely held religious objection.” Governor Pat McCrory, also a Republican, had said the officials who swore to defend the Constitution and perform their duties of office should not be exempt from upholding their oath. The state House of Representatives overrode his veto by reaching the three-fifths majority...
  • PPP Poll: Trump now easily beating Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, and Scott Walker head to head nationally

    09/01/2015 7:02:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 92 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/01/2015 | AllahPundit
    So says PPP, the same outfit responsible for that poll a few weeks back showing Trump losing head-to-head match-ups against Rubio and Walker in North Carolina. Either NC is an outlier or the mood has changed nationally because Republicans across America now prefer him to either of those candidates — and not narrowly either. He leads Rubio by eight when voters are forced to choose between them and Walker by 14. As for Jeb Bush, gadzooks:Jeb’s got another month to turn things around before the donor class heads for the lifeboats, I think. There is one candidate tested who...
  • The U.S. Govt. vs. Gen. David Petraeus (Sharyl Attkisson)

    01/12/2015 5:42:22 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 56 replies ^ | January 10, 2015 | By Sharyl Attkisson
    The New York Times reports federal prosecutors are recommending felony charges against former CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus for allegedly providing classified information to a civilian author and journalist with whom he allegedly had an affair. Meanwhile, another controversy is waiting to boil over within the Obama administration: a sex scandal involving the CIA’s Petraeus. The timing is—intriguing. Only after the Benghazi attacks, as Petraeus’s loyalty to the administration falls into question, does everything turn sour for the spy chief. In the immediate aftermath of the Benghazi attacks, Petraeus first draws ire from some administration colleagues for not reading from...
  • Petraeus Investigation Still Open To Keep Him Quiet About Benghazi?

    04/09/2014 10:57:09 AM PDT · by opentalk · 3 replies
    shoebat ^ | April 9, 2014 | Shoebat
    In testimony before the House Judiciary Committee, Attorney General Eric Holder was pressed about why the case against ex-CIA Director David Petraeus is still under investigation. Indications are that members of Congress are concerned that the case is still hanging in limbo to prevent Petraeus from revealing what he knows about the Benghazi attacks. If, as has been relayed by, the details of an extensive report published in the London Review are correct, Petraeus was the man in charge of the logistics of an operation in Benghazi that involved shipping weapons from Libya to Syria through Turkey and that...
  • Prosecutors Said to Recommend Charges Against Former Gen. David Petraeus

    01/09/2015 3:10:52 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 112 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 9, 2015 | By MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT and MATT APUZZO
    WASHINGTON — The F.B.I. and Justice Department prosecutors have recommended bringing felony charges against retired Gen. David H. Petraeus for providing classified information to his former mistress while he was director of the C.I.A., officials said, leaving Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. to decide whether to seek an indictment that could send the pre-eminent military officer of his generation to prison. The Justice Department investigation stems from an affair Mr. Petraeus had with Paula Broadwell, an Army Reserve officer who was writing his biography, and focuses on whether he gave her access to his C.I.A. email account and other...
  • Which Leaker Is Worse, Petraeus or Snowden?

    03/08/2015 6:17:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 109 replies ^ | March 8, 2015 | Debra J. Saunders
    Former four-star general and CIA chief David Petraeus pleaded guilty to one count of retaining classified information for handing over information in personal notebooks to his biographer girlfriend in 2011. He agreed to pay a $40,000 fine; prosecutors said they would recommend two years' probation instead of prison, although a judge could decide otherwise. It's a sad close to a government career for the man whose counterinsurgency strategy turned around the war in Iraq. He's an American hero who seemed all that much more upright when he resigned in November 2012 after admitting to an affair that compromised his position...
  • Property managers say 'creepy cloaked figure' unmasked

    08/28/2015 7:00:25 PM PDT · by robowombat · 11 replies
    Gaston Gazette ^ | Aug. 25, 2015 at 2:06 PM | Diane Turbyfill
    The mystery of the cloaked person in Gastonia has been solved. Two photos of a person wearing a cloak went viral after being posted on Facebook on Aug. 17. The pictures were allegedly taken by a spectator who spotted the man or woman outside Hudson Woods Apartments. The mystery of the cloaked person in Gastonia has been solved. Two photos of a person wearing a cloak went viral after being posted on Facebook on Aug. 17. The pictures were allegedly taken by a spectator who spotted the man or woman outside Hudson Woods Apartments. Speculation grew through social media, and...
  • Trump’s Deadline to Rule Out A Third Party Bid: Sept. 30

    08/25/2015 12:35:13 PM PDT · by Abby4116 · 78 replies
    WMAL ^ | August 25, 2015
    NEW YORK — (CNN) Donald Trump must rule out a third party bid before October if he wants to compete in South Carolina’s Republican primary, a crucial test in the nominating contest. Trump has repeatedly refused to rule out a third party candidacy, noting that he could use the threat of an independent bid as leverage, but he cannot appear on the South Carolina primary ballot unless he pledges to support the GOP nominee in the general election.
  • Republicans Look to Force Trump to Pledge Loyalty Oath to GOP Masters

    08/25/2015 9:30:10 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 72 replies
    breitbart ^ | 8/24/15
    Amid mounting concerns about Donald Trump’s candidacy from the GOP establishment, Republican leaders in at least two states have found a way to make life a lot harder for him. The Virginia and North Carolina parties are in discussions about implementing a new requirement for candidates to qualify for their primary ballots: that they pledge to support the Republican presidential nominee — and not run as a third-party candidate — in the general election. … The Virginia proposal has earned the support of Ken Cuccinelli, the state’s former attorney general and 2013 gubernatorial nominee, who has been promoting the idea...
  • PPP: Trump gaining in N.C. (Jeb drops to 3rd place...)

    08/19/2015 9:11:03 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 72 replies
    News and Observer ^ | 8/19/15 | Craig Jarvis
    A new Public Policy Polling survey shows Donald Trump with an eight-point gain in North Carolina over the past month. Last month, the left-leaning PPP was the first in the nation to give Trump a lead, when he scored 16 percent in the state. He’s now at 24 percent, which puts him ahead of Ben Carson (14 percent), Jeb Bush (13 percent), Ted Cruz (10 percent), Marco Rubio (9 percent), and 6 percent each for Carly Fiorina, Mike Huckabee and Scott Walker. At the bottom are Rand Paul (3 percent), Chris Christie and Rick Santorum (2 percent), John Kasich and...
  • S.C. county commission: No more prayers allowed since controversy over Muslim invocation

    08/10/2015 8:32:24 AM PDT · by hemogoblin · 17 replies
    Christian Action Network ^ | 8/6/15 | Alec Rooney
    Out of concern for religious freedom … one county in North Carolina has banned all prayers. You read that right: In Lincoln County, N.C., religious freedom now translates to nobody having the freedom to pray out loud at the opening of a meeting. It all went down thanks to a local Muslim activist who arrived to play the part of the victim, and thanks to a group of elected commissioners who granted that victim status and agreed to abridge everyone’s rights. Until recently, Christian prayers had been said at Lincoln County Commission meetings to focus board members on their duties,...
  • Man, 90, saves wife of 68 years in wheelchair from fire in North Carolina 

    08/08/2015 2:41:23 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 13 replies ^ | rachelle blidner
    A 90-year-old man pulled his wife of 68 years to safety in her wheelchair as a fire ravaged their North Carolina home. Arthur Schneider jumped into action after a lightning storm hit a street transformer, causing flames to crawl through his Asheboro house, he told the Daily News Saturday. Arthur immediately thought of his wife Rosemary, 89, who has Parkinson’s disease and dementia. She was all the way at the back of the house and cannot walk. “I had to go back and get her,” Arthur said. “She’s part of me.” The smoke alarms “were all buzzing” as the power...
  • North Carolina Blue Cross Raises Obamacare Plan Premiums (35%!)

    08/08/2015 2:01:53 PM PDT · by xzins · 14 replies
    CBN ^ | August 07, 2015 | CBN
    North Carolina's largest health insurer says high costs are forcing it to seek higher premium increases than expected. Two months ago, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina said it wanted to raise rates by an average of almost 26 percent in January 2016. But now it's seeking an average 35 percent higher premium for insurance sold under Obamacare. North Carolina is not the only state facing steep raises. A study by the Kaiser Family Foundation says dozens of health insurers across the country are increasing premiums well beyond 10 percent for next year.
  • Scores attend Confederate flag rally in King

    08/05/2015 9:07:57 AM PDT · by euram · 10 replies
    Winston-Salem Journal ^ | Aug 2 2015 | Jordan Howse
    A seemingly never-ending line of cars, pickups, SUVs and even a replica Hazzard County sheriff’s cruiser drove out of the parking lot of Central Park in King on Saturday to start the Confederate Pride Ride through Stokes County.
  • Cuccinelli Urges Virginians To Support Motion To Oust Boehner

    08/03/2015 4:20:37 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 20 replies
    Principled limited government constitutional conservative Ken Cuccinelli, Chairman of Liberty Now PAC, issued a powerful appeal for Virginians to demand their Representatives in Congress support Rep. Mark Meadows' motion to vacate the Chair and oust John Boehner as Speaker of the House. Cuccinelli writes: An amazing thing happened the other day, although it hasn’t gotten much attention… yet! On Tuesday, North Carolina Congressman Mark Meadows courageously submitted a “Motion to Vacate the Chair.” The “Chair” in this case is Speaker Boehner. If successful, Congressman Meadows’ motion would remove Congressman Boehner as Speaker of the House, and allow for a vote...
  • John Boehner Embarrassed: His Whip Team Couldn’t Find Votes To Reelect Him Speaker Last Week

    08/02/2015 6:32:38 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 117 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/2/15 | Matthew Boyle
    House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) had been planning to call up on the House floor last week a measure from Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) that would have removed him as Speaker of the House if it succeeded—intending to embarrass Meadows—but abandoned the plan after his entire leadership structure learned that they did not have the votes to re-elect him as Speaker before the August recess. “[House Majority Leader Kevin] McCarthy was making phone calls—he was whipping it—and so was [House Majority Whip] Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA),” a senior conservative movement leader who’s had many personal and direct discussions with...
  • The Real Danger from the GOP’s Latest Mutiny Against John Boehner

    07/30/2015 2:24:56 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 18 replies ^ | 7/29/15 | Martin Matishak
    If you thought the days of bad blood between House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and rank-and-file House lawmakers were on hold, at least for the summer, Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) apparently didn’t get the memo. Tuesday night, the congressman marked his 56th birthday by filing a resolution in the House to force Boehner from the top leadership post. The “motion to vacate the chair” is the first time that a Boehner opponent has taken such a step and is a bit of payback from Meadows, a founding member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus and one of 25 conservative rebels...
  • Team Scott Walker Rams Winner Take All Primary Down NC's Throat

    07/27/2015 7:27:14 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 65 replies ^ | 7/27/2015 | helmconservative
    Supporters of Presidential candidate Scott Walker have gotten their way in the North Carolina General Assembly in their maneuvers to make the NC presidential primary a winner take all affair for the first time in the state’s history, something that does not go down well with many GOP activists in the state. The General Assembly had passed legislation in a previous session to set the primary for February, creating an RNC rule violation that would have led to punitive measures greatly reducing the size of the NC delegation. That set up a drive within the party to move the date...
  • Aldi and Lidl Are Ready To Invade the U.S. Beware Walmart and Target!

    07/22/2015 12:46:53 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 58 replies ^ | Jul 8, 2015 | Walter Loeb
    Aldi and Lidl, Germany’s toughest discount food retailers, are invading the US. Both operate small, efficient no frill self serve supermarkets with a strong non-food assortment, and very low prices. Both have permanently changed the competitive landscape wherever they have gone. Lidl is about to open its U.S. headquarter in Arlington, Virginia and a distribution center in Alamance County, North Carolina. These are early steps in its U.S. invasion by this formidable company that operates about 11,000 stores in 26 countries throughout Europe. I am told that the company has already selected 80 locations in the Greater Washington, D.C. area...
  • Meet the Jew who built 5,300 schools for black children in the 1900s Deep South

    07/20/2015 8:52:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | July 21, 2015 | Lisa Hostein
    New film, ‘Rosenwald,’ tells story of philanthropist Julius Rosenwald who transformed black lives, including those of writer Langston Hughes and opera singer Marion Anderson.PHILADELPHIA (JTA) — Alex Bethea, the son of cotton and tobacco farm workers, was in sixth grade in 1965 when his family moved from Dillon, South Carolina, to the tiny town of Fairmont, North Carolina, where he attended a school called Rosenwald. But it wasn’t until this week, 50 years later, that Bethea learned that his school was named for Julius Rosenwald, the Jewish philanthropist who is the subject of a new documentary by Aviva Kempner. The...
  • Thousands attend pro-Confederate rally in Alamance County

    07/20/2015 2:53:24 PM PDT · by euram · 8 replies
    ABC News 11 WTVD ^ | july 18, 2015 | Angelica Alvarez
    The rally gathered at the Alamance County Courthouse where the Common Soldier Statue has stood since 1914. "It was erected as a symbol of love, love for the fathers, the sons, the husbands, the brothers that never came home," said one man to a cry of cheers from the crowd of about 4,000 people.
  • 50+ trucks flying Confederate flags clog traffic on US 70 east of Kinston (North Carolina)

    07/20/2015 2:57:31 PM PDT · by euram · 26 replies
    WNCN ^ | july 19 2015 | Rod Overton, WNCN News
    DOVER, N.C. (WNCN) – Dozens of trucks flying Confederate flags caused traffic problems along U.S. 70 near Kinston on Sunday afternoon.
  • Shipwreck Found Off North Carolina, Possibly From Late 1700s

    07/19/2015 10:22:43 PM PDT · by bob_denard · 12 replies
    VOA ^ | July 17, 2015 | Associated Press
    RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA — Scientists using underwater vehicles and sonar have found a shipwreck off the North Carolina coast that may date back to the American Revolution, Duke University said Friday. The expedition led by Duke marine scientist Cindy Van Dover found the previously unknown wreck in mile-deep waters on July 12 using an underwater robot and a manned submarine. They've found artifacts including an iron chain, glass bottles, an unglazed pottery jug and navigational instruments including a metal compass. Archaeologists who examined photos of the artifacts say the wreck appears to date back as far as the late 18th...
  • Cruz Adds Dozens to North Carolina Statewide Leadership Team

    07/14/2015 9:07:00 AM PDT · by Isara · 11 replies ^ | 07/14/15
    Expanded NC grassroots operation represents every Congressional district, Reflects makeup of old Reagan CoalitionHOUSTON, Texas — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, candidate for President, today announced dozens of new members to his North Carolina statewide leadership team, which now covers every Congressional district in the state and reflects his growing grassroots support across the country.“This ever-growing coalition of state grassroots activists shows how broad and competitive our North Carolina Cruz for President team will be in the Republican primary,” Sen. Cruz said. “I am humbled and honored by the support of these leaders in the Tarheel State who are standing...