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  • DNC Video: ‘Government Is The Only Thing We All Belong To’

    09/04/2012 3:10:31 PM PDT · by KansasGirl · 76 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 9/4/2012 | Bryan Preston
    The DNC is underway in Charlotte, and its message could not be clearer. “You didn’t build that” business of yours, unions built America, and you, dear American, belong to the government. We all do. This video is a clip from a longer piece that was shown on the floor of the DNC today.
  • Welcome to 'Panthers Stadium' (UPDATED) (Bank of America name not allowed by RATS)

    09/02/2012 4:15:33 AM PDT · by Libloather · 40 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/17/12 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Welcome to 'Panthers Stadium' (UPDATED)By MAGGIE HABERMAN | 7/17/12 7:38 AM EDT National Democrats have repeatedly touted their stand against taking corporate money for their convention in September, and so it was striking to see two emails from the DNC host committee referring to the Charlotte venue where President Obama will speak as "Panthers Stadium." It's the place where the Panthers play, but it's actually called Bank of America stadium. A recent email from the host committee signed by former Al Gore campaign manager Donna Brazile urged people to win a trip to Charlotte for the event, which will wrap...
  • Rain washes out DNC opening festivities (James Taylor, Jeff Bridges all wet)

    09/04/2012 2:43:20 AM PDT · by Libloather · 29 replies
    My Fox AL ^ | 9/03/12 | Cecelia Hanley
    Rain washes out DNC opening festivitiesBy Cecelia Hanley Updated: Sep 03, 2012 11:02 PM EDT CHARLOTTE, NC (RNN) – Mother Nature likes messing with the political process. The Republicans had Hurricane Isaac that postponed their festivities in Tampa, and late afternoon summer thunderstorm cut short CarolinaFest2012 for the Democrats. As native North Carolinian James Taylor sang "You've Got a Friend," the skies opened up and people ran for cover under awnings, hotel drive ups, parking garages and covered restaurant patios. Many lingered to see if the concert would continue after a rain delay, but organizers canceled the event. Earlier in...
  • US blacks fear lingering racism if Obama loses

    09/03/2012 11:38:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    Agence France-Presse ^ | September 3, 2012 | Andrew Gully
    CHARLOTTE, North Carolina — Liz Wills remembers the unbelievable feeling when Barack Obama entered the White House in January 2009. Now she looks fearfully at the specter of his defeat by a Republican candidate she sees as gripped by the racist right. "I'm old enough to have seen the 'black' and 'white' signs for bathrooms, schools segregated, you couldn't ride in the front of the bus or the train. I saw all of that. I lived through that," Wills, 73, of Durham, North Carolina, told AFP. "It's not supposed to be segregated now but there's a lot like that still....
  • Tuesday's speakers at Democratic convention

    09/03/2012 10:20:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Speakers for Tuesday's session of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena, as released by the Democratic Party (all times EDT): ___ 5-6 p.m. Call to Order: Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida, chair, Democratic National Committee Invocation: His Eminence Metropolitan Nicholas, bishop of the Greek Orthodox Diocese of Detroit Presentation of Colors: Disabled American Veterans, The Stanly County Chapter 12 Honor Guard Pledge of Allegiance: 3rd Grade Class, W.R. O'Dell Elementary School, Concord, N.C. National Anthem: Amber Riley, singer/songwriter and "Glee" actress...
  • Opinion: Dems hold hope for the South

    09/03/2012 4:46:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 3, 2012 | Juan Williams
    Why are we here? Why did the Obama reelection team pick North Carolina for the Democratic convention? As the convention begins, prominent Democrats are still grumbling about that question. They fear the Tar Heel State is no sure win for the president. Recall that in 2008, Barack Obama won North Carolina by 0.4 percentage points over Arizona Sen. John McCain (R). Before that, the state had gone Republican in every presidential election since 1976. Current polls have Obama and Romney tied in the state. When then-President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964, he famously told an aide...
  • NC: Romney has 18-point Lead on Economy

    09/03/2012 2:36:48 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 18 replies
    Big Government ^ | September 3, 2012 | Mike Flynn
    Ahead of the DNC gathering in Charlotte, a number of organizations are out today with new polls on the race in North Carolina. PPP has the race in the Tarheel State tied, although they use a D+13 sample to get there. High Point University uses a D+8 sample and shows Romney with a 3 point lead. Elon University and the Charlotte Observer have a poll with a D+6 sample and show Romney with a 4 point lead. Do you sense a pattern here? The most interesting finding is in the Elon University poll. The poll was conducted from over 1,000...
  • Poll: Romney Leads in N.C. as Younger Voters Drift Away From Obama

    09/03/2012 1:37:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    National Journal ^ | 09/03/2012 | Steven Shepard
    As Democrats gather in Charlotte this week for their nominating convention, a new poll released early Monday shows President Obama trailing slightly in the host state of North Carolina, where he is facing a significant deficit on the economy, the most important issue to a plurality of the Tar Heel State's voters.The poll, conducted by Elon University for The Charlotte Observer and its sister paper, The News & Observer, in Raleigh, shows Mitt Romney leading Obama, 47 percent to 43 percent. Nine percent of likely voters said they were undecided or preferred neither candidate.The survey shows that Obama is struggling...
  • California delegate agrees to leave DNC after disturbance (impersonated a member of Congress)

    09/03/2012 9:36:51 AM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    LA Times ^ | 9/02/12 | Seema Mehta
    California delegate agrees to leave DNC after disturbanceBy Seema Mehta September 2, 2012, 1:16 p.m. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A California Democratic Party delegate who allegedly impersonated a member of Congress and was threatened with arrest after a disturbance in the delegation’s hotel early Sunday morning was kicked out of the hotel and will not attend the national convention. **SNIP** The delegate who was sanctioned Sunday reportedly tried to intervene when hotel staff called paramedics, arguing that the unconscious man had merely had too much to drink and ought to be put to bed. When he tried to move the man’s...
  • Marion Barry Arrives At Democratic Convention, Slams Republicans

    09/03/2012 11:17:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | September 3, 2012 | John Stanton
    Charlotte, NC – Former DC Mayor Marion Barry hit the Democratic convention Monday and, as per usual, the divisive and wildly popular figure immediately drew onlookers and media interviews. Barry was barely 10 feet into the Charlotte convention center before convention goers and reporters started queuing up to talk to him. Although extremely controversial thanks to numerous arrests for crack possession, Barry remains very popular in Washington and many parts of the black community nationally. Sporting a bright red t-shirt that read “I’m a Democrat and I support DC Statehood,” the 76 year old Barry was clearly in his element....
  • Breaking: California Democrat Compares Paul Ryan to Nazi Joseph Goebbels

    09/03/2012 8:52:29 AM PDT · by rustyweiss74 · 32 replies
    Mental Recession ^ | 09/03/2012
    New tone alert... According to a just released report from the San Francisco Chronicle, California Democratic Party Chair John Burton compared Paul Ryan and the GOP to Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels. Let's see how - or if - the media reports this outrageous comment. Had this been a Republican, you would have already heard about it, as opposed to having to read it here. From the Chronicle (who will be posting audio shortly): Greetings from the California delegation breakfast at the DNC where before he had a cup of coffee Democratic Party Chair John Burton – much like his ol’...
  • Big California Dem. Compares Paul Ryan to Nazi Joseph Goebbels

    09/03/2012 10:15:46 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 15 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | Sept. 3, 2012 | DANIEL HALPER
    California Democratic party chair John Burton compared Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan to Nazi Joseph Goebbels this morning in Charlotte, North Carolina. Here's video: Via the San Francisco Chronicle: Greetings from the California delegation breakfast at the DNC where before he had a cup of coffee Democratic Party Chair John Burton – much like his ol’ palGuv Jerry Brown once did – just compared the Republicans to Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels, for “telling the big lie,” a reference to several falsehoods GOP VP nominee Paul Ryan recently told.
  • Democrats cobble together stadium crowd for Obama's speech piece by piece (Bussed in)

    09/03/2012 8:59:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Windsor Star / The Associated Press ^ | September 3, 2012 | Julie Pace
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - College students from across North Carolina will arrive in Charlotte by the busload. Same with members of predominantly black churches in neighbouring South Carolina. Their goal: help fill a 74,000-seat outdoor stadium to capacity when President Barack Obama accepts the Democratic nomination Thursday night. Anything short of a full house on the final night of the Democratic Party's national convention will be instant fodder for Republicans eager to use empty seats as symbols of waning voter enthusiasm for Obama. Democrats have been fretting for months over whether the president can draw a capacity crowd at Bank of...
  • A full Slideshow of the #OccupyDNC Filth in Charlotte, NC

    09/03/2012 7:34:46 AM PDT · by BlueBerrier0341 · 74 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 9/3/2012 | Multiple photographers
    Winthrop University students Judson Abraham (right), Sean Shamble (middle) and Cedric Streater (left) march in the March on Wall Street South in Charlotte Sunday
  • Republicans active in N.C. ahead of DNC

    09/02/2012 7:05:27 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    Washington Times ^ | September 1, 2012 | By David Eldridge and Luke Rosiak
    President Obama and the Democrats are converging on Charlotte, N.C., next week for their three-day national convention, but Republicans aren’t ceding the spotlight in the swing state. The Romney campaign said Saturday that vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan has scheduled a campaign stop Monday at East Carolina University in Greenville. The Democratic National Convention kicks off a day later at the Time Warner Cable Arena across the state in Charlotte. Vice President Joseph R. Biden had planned to campaign in Florida during the GOP convention in Tampa, but that trip was canceled because of concerns about the proximity of then-tropical...
  • LGBT activists expect DNC to be ‘amazing and inspiring'

    09/02/2012 5:18:27 AM PDT · by Libloather · 43 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 9/01/12 | Celeste Smith
    LGBT activists expect DNC to be ‘amazing and inspiring'By Celeste Smith The Charlotte Observer Posted: Saturday, Sep. 01, 2012 CHARLOTTE, N.C. When North Carolina voters approved a constitutional ban on same-sex marriages in May, some worried whether gays and lesbians would feel welcome here during the Democratic National Convention. Now, advocates say the Charlotte convention will make history on issues of equality. There’s a record number of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) delegates participating. And there’s the expectation that Democrats will approve marriage equality in its official party platform.
  • Immigration rights activists pull into Charlotte for DNC (illegals arrive on the 'Undocubus')

    09/02/2012 4:55:51 AM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 9/01/12 | Lindsay Ruebens
    Immigration rights activists pull into Charlotte for DNCBy Lindsay Ruebens The Charlotte Observer Posted: Saturday, Sep. 01, 2012 CHARLOTTE, N.C. One is a stay-at-home mom of three. Another is a construction worker. One is a student who hopes to attend graduate school for math and economics. All of them risked deportation to demand greater rights for undocumented immigrants. They, along with 22 others, arrived in Charlotte Saturday evening on the “Undocubus.”
  • Obama campaign says it will fill football stadium for convention’s finale

    09/01/2012 7:31:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 115 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/01/2012 | Amie Parnes
    Team Obama promises it will fill every one of the seats in Charlotte’s mammoth football stadium Thursday night when President Obama closes the Democratic National Convention with a speech accepting his party’s nomination. For weeks, Democrats have been concerned about filling Bank of America Stadium, home to the NFL’s Carolina Panthers. They feared a devastating image of an enthusiasm gap if Obama spoke to empty upper decks at the venue. But the Obama campaign says it’s got it covered, and that all 73,778 of the stadium’s seats will be spoken for. The campaign also insists this success will showcase a...
  • North Carolina poses uphill battle for Obama, though Charlotte is DNC host city (from June)

    09/02/2012 5:51:49 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 6 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | June 17, 2012 | Adam C. Smith
    Prominent union leaders decried rewarding the state, one of the nation's least friendly to organized labor. Major unions announced they would not help fund the event. In 2008, labor groups contributed more than $8 million to the Democratic Convention in Denver. Then came North Carolina's vote last month to ban gay marriage. More than 28,000 people signed a petition to move the convention from Charlotte because of that vote, something that has no chance of happening. Meanwhile, pundits have become increasingly skeptical about President Barack Obama's Tarheel State prospects. Just look at the trends: A Democratic governor, Beverly Perdue, so...
  • Rains wash away Mount Obama in Charlotte, N.C

    09/01/2012 2:17:49 PM PDT · by KansasGirl · 269 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 9/1/2012 | Stephan Dinan
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A torrential downpour that struck Charlotte Saturday afternoon damaged the Mount Rushmore-style sand sculpture bust of President Obama — an ominous beginning to what many fear is a plagued convention. Workers were trying Saturday afternoon to reform the base of the sculpture, built from sand brought in from Myrtle Beach, S.C., pounding and smoothing out the sand that had washed off the facade.
  • What to Expect at The Democratic National Convention

    09/01/2012 8:56:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 31, 2012 | Matt Vespa
    The Circus? I’ve been working the night shift at the Media Research Center for the past week and given the reactions from MSNBC’s Matthews, Maddow, Schultz, Sharpton, and Hayes–I expect Abortion Fest 2012 the Democratic National Convention to be a nothing short of entertaining. If the fact checking failures, such as falsely slamming Paul Ryan for saying that the Janesville GM plant closed in April of ’09, were indicative of anything, it is that September 4th and proceeding seventy-two hours will be the most ludicrous the mainstream media has ever broadcasted to an American audience. Just look at how MSNBC...
  • HPU Poll: NC Registered Voters Say Romney Would do Better in Creating Jobs, Reducing Deficit

    08/29/2012 10:51:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    High Point University ^ | August 29, 2012 | Pam Haynes
    HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 29, 2012 - A new High Point University Poll of registered voters finds that 50 percent of survey respondents selected Mitt Romney as the presidential candidate who would do the best job at reducing the federal deficit, compared to 38 percent of voters who selected Obama for the same issue and 11 percent who weren't sure. Romney was also chosen by 49 percent of respondents as the candidate who would be most effective at creating jobs, while 41 percent selected Obama and nine percent weren't sure. The respondents were split between Obama and Romney regarding who...
  • New CNN poll for FL and NC doesn't list party weights

    08/27/2012 3:58:58 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 28 replies
    There is a new CNN poll for Florida and North Carolina. However, the new poll does not list the sample breakdown. The new poll has Romney up by 1 in NC down by 4 in FL, but no weights.
  • Complaints cause atheist-funded billboards in North Carolina to come down

    08/25/2012 3:19:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 86 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | August 25, 2012
    American Atheists and Adams Outdoor Advertising are reportedly removing two Charlotte billboards blasting Christianity and Mormonism following an outpouring of complaints and threats. The Bradenton Herald report that the billboards, which targeted the faiths of President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, went up two weeks ago and were intended to be displayed for the duration of the national conventions.
  • 6 charged in beating of NC man in Seneca

    08/24/2012 7:18:07 PM PDT · by TribalPrincess2U · 26 replies
    http://www.foxcarolina.com ^ | Updated: Apr 26, 2012 5:47 PM CDT | By Casey Vaughn
    We spoke with the man, who, almost a week later, has two black eyes and a swollen face. He told us he was leaving the restaurant when a group of black men near the door called him a "tree honkey." He said he had never heard that, but it "tickled" him, so he turned to ask them what it meant. He said that is when one man hit him, and another hit him in the head with a stun gun; he fell, and others began kicking him in the head.
  • University of Colorado model predicts Romney win in November

    08/22/2012 5:53:53 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 22 Aug 2012 | Valerie Richardson
    DENVER — A University of Colorado economic model that has correctly predicted the last eight presidential elections shows Mitt Romney emerging as the victor in 2012. Ken Bickers, professor of political science at the University of Colorado Boulder, and Michael Berry, political science professor at the University of Colorado Denver, announced Wednesday that their state-by-state analysis shows the Republican capturing a majority of electoral votes. "Based on our forecasting model, it becomes clear that the president is in electoral trouble," said Mr. Bickers, who also serves as director of the CU in DC Internship Program. The results show President Obama...
  • Academic model: Romney will take 52.9% of the vote, 320 electoral votes

    08/22/2012 6:01:28 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 83 replies
    HotAir ^ | 08/22/2012 | Allahpundit
    Three reasons why: Economy, economy, economy. Supposedly, the model’s been accurate to within 20 or so electoral votes in every election since 1980. Dude? Using a state-by-state analysis of unemployment and per-capita income, academics Kenneth Bickers and Michael Berry of the University of Colorado project that Romney will win 52.9% of the popular vote and 320 electoral votes. The political scientists discuss their findings here. Their forecast suggests that President Obama will lose in almost all of the swing states, including North Carolina, Virginia, New Hampshire, Colorado, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Florida… Bickers said much of the polling thus...
  • Wounded Warriors Get VIP Parking in North Carolina: Can We Move This Across the US?

    08/17/2012 9:08:57 PM PDT · by maggiesnotebook · 14 replies
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | 8-16-12 | Maggie@MaggiesNotebook
    The video best tells the story of this effort in Onslow Country, South Carolina. Can we move this across the U.S.? Can 'We The People' donate a sign? “We’re proud of our military service members, and we support the members who have given so much in defense of our freedoms,” Onslow County Manager Jeff Hudson told the Daily News of Jacksonville.Onslow County Manager Jeff Hudson told the newspaper that county officials will install two wounded warrior parking spaces each at the tax office, the health department and the county's multipurpose complex.“It’s a new program for us, but certainly we’re proud...
  • Biden Tells Virginians: ‘I Mean This: With You, We Can Win North Carolina’ (video)

    08/14/2012 5:50:27 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 16 replies
    (CNSNews.com) – Vice President Joe Biden urged people at a Virginia campaign rally to help the Obama-Biden ticket win North Carolina in November.
  • Big Labor not kicking in for the Dem convention in North Carolina

    08/11/2012 4:59:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 11, 2012 | Kyle Olson
    Big Labor has traditionally been the life blood of the Democratic Party. The party owes everything it has to unions. The two have become one. So when the party decided to hold its convention Charlotte, North Carolina - a right-to-work city and state - it committed a grave sin. The Democrats clearly upset their chief fundraising and manpower source. And now that the party is lagging in fundraising and is trying to line up some last-minute support for its convention, unions aren’t answering the call. Many private and public sector unions that traditionally give big bucks to help fund the...
  • Unions hit Democratic convention where it hurts: In the wallet

    08/09/2012 4:59:22 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 18 replies
    Unions hit Democratic convention where it hurts: In the wallet By: Robin Bravender and Anna Palmer August 9, 2012 06:44 PM EDT The Democrats are hitting up unions — their go-to cash cows — for last-minute donations to help pay for next month’s convention in Charlotte. The response from some big unions? Tough. Union leaders insisted from the start that they wouldn’t help fill the piggy bank for this year’s Democratic National Convention after the party picked a labor-hostile location and at the same time made fundraising tougher by banning corporate contributions and capping individual donations. And with the event...
  • Could the DNC be making North Carolina more red?

    08/06/2012 2:37:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/06/2012 | MARY KATHARINE HAM
    Barack Obama won the state of North Carolina by 14,000 votes in 2008. His return in 2012 was supposed to be triumphant, a celebration of the swing of this formerly red state to the blue column. If his return is underwhelming, what was meant to solidify a new Democratic foothold in the South may actually undermine it.The NY Post reports: Top aides on President ObamaÂ’s re-election team are terrified that there will be scores of empty seats when he makes his acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention, party insiders said.Obama, once the biggest draw in politics, wonÂ’t likely attract...
  • North Carolina: Romney 49%, Obama 44%

    08/02/2012 6:44:01 PM PDT · by Doofer · 25 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | August 02, 2012 | Rasmussen Reports
    Mitt Romney has a five-point edge over President Obama in the battleground state of North Carolina. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the Tar Heel State finds Romney with 49% support, while the president earns 44% of the vote. Three percent (3%) prefer some other candidate, and another four percent (4%) are undecided. This moves the state from Toss-Up Status to Leans Romney in the Rasmussen Reports Electoral College Projections.
  • Is Antonio Villaraigosa poised to be America’s first Latino president?

    07/31/2012 5:13:21 PM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 24 replies
    By David Chalian, Yahoo! News ^ | 7/31/12 | By David Chalian, Yahoo! News
    [Try not to Laugh] LOS ANGELES—When Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa gavels the 2012 Democratic National Convention into session in Charlotte, N.C., this September, his role as prominent cheerleader for President Barack Obama will be clear. It is less clear, for now, if Villaraigosa has designs on the ultimate convention role in 2016—taking center stage to accept his party's nomination on the final night. Despite running the country's second largest city and coming from the fastest growing voting demographic in America, the mayor himself is quick to wave off talk of a presidential run...
  • McCrory has large lead in new poll (Dems in trouble in NC)

    07/27/2012 1:20:40 PM PDT · by GOPRaleigh · 16 replies
    The News & Observer ^ | July 25, 2012 | Rob Christensen
    McCrory has large lead in new poll Republican Pat McCrory has a 10-point lead over Democrat Walter Dalton in the governor's race, according to a new poll. McCrory, the former Charlotte mayor lead Dalton, the lieutenant governor, by a 47-37 percent margin, according to a poll conducted for The Civitas Institute, a conservative advocacy group based in Raleigh. Barbara Howe, the Libertarian candidate had 7 percent. That is a widening of the race since the last Civitas Poll taken nearly a month ago, which had McCrory leading Dalton by a 46-44 percent margin with Howe at 7 percent. The spin:...
  • Anti-Abortion Group Comes to Town to Take on Stericycle

    07/27/2012 11:53:02 AM PDT · by Tau Food · 26 replies
    The Times-News ^ | July 27, 2012 | Staff
    GRAHAM — An anti-abortion group made a return trip to Alamance County this week to protest against a medical waste disposal company. On Tuesday, members of the Campaign to Stop Stericycle protested on the steps of the Historic Courthouse in Graham against Illinois-based Stericycle, a medical-waste disposal company with a location near Haw River. The Campaign to Stop Stericycle alleges that the company disposes of fetuses that are the product of abortions. The protestors said they have collected evidence that Stericycle contracts to dispose of medical waste for abortion clinics, including more than 600 Planned Parenthood locations across the U.S....
  • Federal grant thwarts GOP-led effort to close North Carolina Planned Parenthood clinic

    07/25/2012 2:57:42 PM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    McClatchy ^ | 7/25/2012 | CRAIG JARVIS
    One of the battles won by the conservatives who took over the North Carolina Legislature this session was stripping Planned Parenthood of its funding. But it is turning out to be a short-lived victory. The women's health organization has successfully applied for federal funds and will soon receive more than three times the amount Republican lawmakers had withheld. "We've weathered these increasing attacks on women's health care access the past couple of years," Paige Johnson, vice president of external and governmental affairs for Planned Parenthood of Central North Carolina, said Tuesday. "Now we're able to do more for our patients."...
  • Outrageous: Raleigh, N.C. CBS Affiliate Station WRAL Publishes Searchable Database

    07/25/2012 4:02:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | July 25, 2012 | Ken Shepherd
    *Corrected from earlier | WRAL, the CBS affiliate in Raleigh, N.C., recently published a searchable database of concealed carry licensees within the "WRAL viewing area, including Chatham, Cumberland, Durham, Edgecombe, Franklin, Granville, Halifax, Harnett, Hoke, Johnston, Lee, Moore, Orange, Nash, Northampton, Person, Sampson, Vance, Warren, Wayne, Wilson and Wake counties." Searches do not turn up names or street numbers, but they do give a number of permits issued to residents on that street. The search form for the database appears within a story filed July 12 (updated July 20 -- the day of the Aurora, Colo., shooting), entitled "Rural areas...
  • Sheriff: Suspect in robbery attempt apologized when business owner produced gun

    07/25/2012 5:07:20 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 6 replies
    www.wsoctv.com ^ | july 25, 2012
    A man wielding an ax apologized after the owner of a business he was trying to rob got out a handgun, the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office said. Early Wednesday morning, deputies were called to Rusty’s Grill on Pineview Drive because of an attempted armed robbery. The sheriff’s office said a man with an ax had walked into the restaurant and demanded money. When the business owner produced a handgun and challenged the man, he apologized, said he was on drugs and fled the scene, according to investigators.
  • Runoffs in N.C. Set Stage for Republican Pickups

    07/17/2012 7:36:11 AM PDT · by SharpRightTurn · 19 replies
    Roll Call ^ | July 17, 2012 | Joshua Miller
    Voters in three North Carolina Congressional districts head to the polls today to decide the GOP nominees in runoff elections. The Tar Heel State represents House Republicans’ most fertile territory this cycle, with the party expected to net a gain of at least two seats and as many as four. 8th district The most competitive race tonight is taking place in the 8th district, pitting former Hill aide Richard Hudson, backed by the establishment, against dentist Scott Keadle, a former Iredell County commissioner who is backed by the anti-tax Club for Growth. “We’re finishing strong,” Hudson told Roll Call on...
  • The Romney Path To 271;Michigan,Wisconsin,Iowa,Indiana,N.Carolina,N.H.&Florida.

    07/10/2012 4:01:26 PM PDT · by Reality_News · 31 replies
    At this point of the 2012 race,these seven states should be a lock and/or a little easier for Mitt Romney to flip from the 2008 Map.We can all assume that North Carolina,Indiana,Michigan,New Hampshire and Florida are a lock for Romney,we still need to wait and see future polling in Wisconsin and Iowa. Now this doesn't include Ohio and Pennsylvania. In your opinion, do you feel Romney will take all of these seven states and show O'Bozo and Moochelle the door in January?
  • House votes 240-182 to approve rule covering healthcare repeal

    07/10/2012 3:06:35 PM PDT · by kingattax · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/10/12 | Pete Kasperowicz
    The House approved a rule governing debate for the Republicans' Repeal of Obamacare Act on Tuesday. Members voted 240-182 in favor of the rule, which sets up five hours of debate that will take place Tuesday and Wednesday. Democrats strongly oppose the bill, a sentiment reflected in the rule vote. Only four Democrats supported the rule, and every voting Republicans favored it. Democrats voting for the rule were Reps. Dan Boren (Okla.), Larry Kissell (N.C.), Mike McIntyre (N.C.) and Mike Ross (Ark.). The vote came after a debate that seemed to raise the question of why five hours of debate...
  • Oil export ban and big imports expose US energy hypocrisy(think of all the CO2 released by this zot)

    07/03/2012 9:39:31 PM PDT · by greenwill · 59 replies
    The National ^ | Jul 3, 2012 | Robin Mills
    North Carolina is a verdant state with long, sandy beaches. Its humid summers make air conditioning desirable: in fact, its 10 million people use more electricity than Indonesia's 237 million. Related A soldier maintains vigil near an oil reservoir in South Sudan in 2010. Sudan lost three-quarters of its oil production after its separation.Roberto Schmidt / AF Comment Messy Sudan divorce is not pouring oil on troubled waters Comment King Coal's return bad news for Big Oil and greener energy â–  Spotlight on Iraq as Opec meets "North Carolina is unique of all the states," says Daniel Fine of the...
  • NC fracking bill becomes law with veto override

    07/03/2012 8:34:42 AM PDT · by greenwill · 34 replies
    AP ^ | 7/2/12 | Associated Press
    RALEIGH, N.C. - The gas-drilling process known as "fracking" will be authorized in North Carolina now that the General Assembly has overridden Gov. Beverly Perdue's veto of a bill that sets rules and regulations for the form of shale gas production.
  • Sen. McCaskill skipping Democratic National Convention

    06/26/2012 1:14:17 PM PDT · by OriginalChristian · 17 replies
    STL Today (STL Post Dispatch Web Site) ^ | 26 JUN 2012 | Kevin McDermott
    BY KEVIN McDERMOTT > kmcdermott@post-dispatch.com > 314-952-9667 stltoday.com | Posted: Tuesday, June 26, 2012 2:21 pm Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., is confirming that she will not attend the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., in September. A statement from her office says it's standard practice for her when she's running for election. But one Republican official is calling it "a pathetic attempt to distance herself from Barack Obama." In an emailed statement attributed to an unnamed aide, McCaskill's office said she is declining to attend because she's is running for office herself.
  • (NC) General Assembly Overrides (RAT) Vetoes on Budget, Fracking, Racial Justice Act

    07/03/2012 2:23:06 AM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Carolina Journal ^ | 7/03/12 | Barry Smith
    General Assembly Overrides Vetoes on Budget, Fracking, Racial Justice ActPerdue goes 0-for-3 at close of GOP's first session as majority in 140 years By Barry Smith Jul. 3rd, 2012 RALEIGH – An override of Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue’s budget veto highlighted a day of votes in which the Republican-controlled General Assembly shot down the governor’s vetoes three times. The General Assembly on Monday night voted to override Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue’s veto of the state budget bill, clearing the way for adjournment and allowing lawmakers to go home to campaign for the November 2012 general election. Lawmakers also overrode vetoes...
  • Immigrant’s protest at N.C. legislature could lead to his deportation

    07/01/2012 7:20:27 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 11 replies
    NewsObserver.com ^ | Jul 01, 2012 | Kyle Jahner and Anne Blythe
    Uriel Alberto was born in Mexico 25 years ago, but after 17 years in North Carolina he thinks of himself as a “Southern boy.” To Alberto, one of the many young immigrants brought to this country as a child by parents seeking a better life, his homeland is foreign. But in the United States, the place he considers home, he is foreign – and illegal. Alberto, one of three undocumented immigrants arrested in February after interrupting a state legislative hearing on immigration, is scheduled to appear in Wake County district court on Monday to respond to those charges
  • Steve Israel to Dems: Avoid going to the National Convention

    06/26/2012 8:43:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Capitol Column ^ | June 26, 2012
    It’s an odd message to have coming from one of the Democratic Party’s top fundraisers: Democrats shouldn’t attend this year’s National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. Speaking Tuesday, a top Democrat told a panel of reporters that he is advising Democrats to avoid this year’s convention. Instead, he is suggesting party members continue campaigning in their home districts in order to win re-election. “If they want to win an election, they need to be in their districts,” said New York congressman Steve Israel, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. The Democratic convention, to be held in Charlotte, North Carolina,...
  • You can pray... just not to Jesus

    06/25/2012 3:25:39 PM PDT · by Altariel · 13 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | June 21, 2012 | Bobby Eberle
    There is a crack down going on in one North Carolina police department. Have patrols been stepped up? No. Are gangs being disbanded? No. Are the cops getting tough on crime? No. However, what is changing is that volunteer chaplains in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) will no longer be able to invoke the name "Jesus" when they pray, and it has some people up in arms. As reported by WSOC TV 9, "chaplains have been told that they cannot invoke the name of Jesus in prayers at public events." "When I heard this I was sad," said Pastor Terry...
  • Tarheel trainwreck: The coming DNC disaster

    06/24/2012 12:05:14 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 21 replies
    MicelleMalkin.com ^ | June 22, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    There aren’t Greek columns tall or wide enough to camouflage Barack Obama’s impending North Carolina catastrophe. In September, the campaigner-in-chief will travel to Charlotte for his party’s presidential nominating convention. For once, the incurable jetsetter may wish he had stayed home. Obama’s stage managers envision a triumphant, unifying coronation reminiscent of their 2008 DNC production in Denver. But the southern swing state is turning into a Democratic disaster zone. Start with the North Carolina Democratic Party. At the state party convention last week, Obama for America was AWOL. The glaring absence of high-level national Obama surrogates was noted “as odd,”...