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  • Hollywood Dems Stage Last-Minute Fundraising Drive to Save Senate Majority

    09/08/2014 12:31:46 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 11 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 9/07/2014 | Tina Daunt
    Major fundraisers are planned in September for Alison Lundergan Grimes and Michelle Nunn to boost faltering campaigns With their control of the Senate hanging in precarious balance, Democrats are papering Hollywood with last-minute fundraising appeals, and three of the entertainment industry’s anointed political stars this season are coming west to make their 11th-hour midterm cases in person. One email invitation to the coming weeks' full calendar of events desperately urged the industry Democrats to open their wallets because “there’s so much at stake.” Two of the favored trio — Alison Lundergan Grimes in Kentucky and Michelle Nunn in Georgia —...
  • Leaked Document From Senate Democratic Candidate: ‘Tremendous Financial Opportunity’ With Jews

    07/28/2014 12:56:05 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 15 replies ^ | 7/28/14 | Alex Pappas
    Michelle Nunn — the Democrat running in the very close U.S. Senate contest in Georgia — has a problem on her hands now that an exhaustive campaign plan drafted by aides has leaked in the media. The document, revealed online Monday by the National Review, describes the candidate’s liabilities likely to be exploited by opponents. It also specifically describes the necessity of raising money from Jews, Asians and gays while working to increase turnout of African-Americans and Latinos. Speaking of the Jewish community, the document notes: “There is tremendous financial opportunity.” “Michelle’s position on Israel will largely determine the level...
  • Ex-Reebok CEO Wins GOP Senate Primary

    07/23/2014 1:33:24 PM PDT · by PoloSec
    Newser ^ | July 23 2014 | Rob Quinn
    (Newser) – Businessman David Perdue has won the GOP nomination for a Senate race the party cannot afford to lose. Perdue, former CEO of Reebok and Dollar General, narrowly beat 11-term Rep. Jack Kingston in a runoff election in Georgia to become the party's Senate nominee, reports the New York Times. He will face Democrat Michelle Nunn, daughter of former Sen. Sam Nunn, in a race seen as key to control of the Senate for the last years of President Obama's term. Democrats see Georgia as their best chance of picking up another Senate seat this fall, while Republicans need...
  • David Perdue wins Republican Senate nomination

    07/22/2014 10:27:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | July 22, 2014 | Daniel Malloy
    Businessman David Perdue stunned Georgia’s Republican political establishment Tuesday by capturing the party’s U.S. Senate nomination in his first run for office. The former CEO of Reebok and Dollar General toppled 11-term Rep. Jack Kingston by a narrow margin, setting up a battle of political newcomers with famous kin in the fall. Perdue’s cousin, Sonny, was a two-term governor and Nunn’s father, Sam, was a four-term U.S. Senator....
  • Jack Kingston with Laura Ingraham

    05/20/2014 11:15:05 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 8 replies
    Laura Ingraham hosted Jack Kingston. Ingraham praised Kingston for his stance on immigration as he signed the FAIR pledge. He noted that few voters ask about climate change, but do ask about immigration and jobs. Kingston talked about a Contract with America II which is a six point plan of lower regulations, opportunity, lower taxes. With immigration, he stated that the costs for immigration would far exceed the benefits with comprehensive immigration reform.
  • David Perdue Sounds Like a Man Who’d Raise Taxes

    05/14/2014 4:08:35 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 2 replies
    RedState ^ | Erick Erickson
    I told you people he’d go there. You didn’t believe me. But he is a CEO who lives in the private, gated community of a private gated island. They see the world differently. CEO’s make really crappy senators because they feel compelled to cut deals and transcend the rubes of party politics to prove their own statesman like qualities. And David Perdue finally went there — exactly as I told you he would.
  • The Chamber’s Uncanny Ultimatum

    05/13/2014 2:41:49 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 8 replies
    RedState ^ | Daniel Horowitz
    Tom Donohue, President of the Chamber of Commerce, made news yesterday when he said that if Republicans fail to pass amnesty they shouldn’t even bother fielding a presidential candidate. The media is reporting Donohue’s statement as an ultimatum to the GOP – pass amnesty or lose our support. However, there is one slight problem that has been overlooked by the media. The Chamber has been dumping large sums of money into candidates who would not be caught dead backing amnesty on the campaign trail. In fact, many of them are running against amnesty. Here is a breakdown of Chamber spending...
  • The Editor's Desk: A tale of two political ads

    04/06/2014 6:38:33 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 9 replies
    Athens Banner-Herald ^ | Jim Thompson
    Late last month, a SurveyUSA poll for an Atlanta television station put establishment Republican congressman Jack Kingston in front of fringe tea-party favorite Republican congressman Paul Broun by eight percentage points in the race for Georgia’s open U.S. Senate seat. On Friday, though, Kingston stood to lose that ground, as both he and Broun released campaign commercials featuring fake telephone calls.
  • Palin Campaigns for Handel in Ga. Senate Race (Perdue knocks Handel's lack of college degree)

    04/03/2014 11:48:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    ABC News / The Associated Press ^ | April 3, 2014 | Christina A. Cassidy
    Sarah Palin forcefully defended the only woman fighting for the Republican nomination for Georgia's open Senate seat and hit back Thursday against a rival's apparent dismissal of Karen Handel's high school education. David Perdue, the former Dollar General CEO, said that "there's a high school graduate in this race, OK? I'm sorry but these issues are so much broader, so complex" as he talked about the economy and the federal deficit during a January meeting captured on video....
  • Georgia Republican Senate hopeful in ’06: ‘solution’ to uninsured ‘has to be at the federal level’

    03/10/2014 10:33:08 AM PDT · by Reagan is King · 10 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1:42 AM 03/10/2014 | Alexis Levinson
    In 2006, Georgia Republican and Senate hopeful David Perdue said that the way to the large number of unemployed Americans needed to be dealt with at a “federal level” and could not be left to the states. At a meeting of the Retail Industry Leaders Association in 2006, Perdue, then the CEO of Dollar General, lamented the high number of uninsured people, the Dallas Morning News and Retailing Today reported at the time. “It’s a tragedy that so many people are uninsured,” Perdue said of health insurance, according to a Dallas Morning News article from Oct. 17, 2006. Read more:...
  • The Tea Party marches on in N.C. (virulent hatred of Hussein)

    12/30/2012 9:30:06 AM PST · by Libloather · 33 replies
    News Observer ^ | 12/28/12
    **SNIP** The main driving force in the movement has been a hatred of President Obama, a virulent hatred indeed. Now that the president has been resoundingly given another four years, the tea party’s leaders need new objects of scorn. And there’s the rub. Movements built on antagonism toward one individual tend to be short-lived, and when that individual triumphs despite loud opponents, it’s frustrating for the losers. But if the party’s over, the hangover remains. No place may have a bigger headache than North Carolina. The tea party’s push helped Republicans win control of the General Assembly, led to a...
  • NC Gov. Perdue warns of ‘coat hangers in the bath tub’ if pro-life movement gets its way [VIDEO]

    09/03/2012 7:32:38 PM PDT · by bronxville · 52 replies ^ | 09-03-2012 | Jeff Poor
    On Monday’s edition of MSNBC’s “Hardball,” broadcast live from Charlotte, N.C., North Carolina Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue went out of her to blast Republicans and conservatives for their positions on social issues. “May I make a point?” Perdue said at the site of the 2012 Democratic National Convention. “I’ve never seen a bunch like this here so against regulation, Chris. They want less, less, less. And then it comes to a woman in the bedroom and they want to control everything. I don’t get that.” Noted women’s issues expert and “Hardball” host Chris Matthews went on to ask Perdue if...
  • Oops: MSNBC quotes tweet from Gov. Bev Perdue parody account

    09/03/2012 11:21:05 AM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 9/3/12 | staff
    Bev Perdue @GovBevPerdue I made it on MSNBC this morning y'all! 3 Sep 12 Reply Retweet Favorite Its Just Me @not_hwa MSNBC...did @chucktodd really quote @GovBevPerdue? A freaking parody account? OMG the stoopid is strong today. I'm going back to bed.
  • (Totally corrupt & soon-to-be EX-NC RAT governor Bev) Perdue Team Headed To Court

    06/08/2012 3:17:49 PM PDT · by Libloather · 1 replies
    Carolina Journal ^ | 6/04/12 | Don Carrington
    Perdue Team Headed To CourtSeveral aides may be called to testify about illegal contributions By Don Carrington Jun. 4th, 2012 RALEIGH — Even though Gov. Bev Perdue’s 2008 campaign for governor ended nearly four years ago, the upcoming trial of New Bern attorney Trawick “Buzzy” Stubbs should offer further insight into her campaign’s mysterious aircraft provider program. Wake County District Attorney Colon Willoughby maintains that the 10 flights Stubbs paid for, reported by Perdue’s campaign staff months after the election, amounted to illegal campaign donations. The trial, scheduled to begin June 11, also may provide insight into Perdue’s decision not...
  • Sitton, Former Perdue (RAT-NC) Campaign Worker and Employee, Pleads Not Guilty

    03/06/2012 2:22:25 AM PST · by Libloather · 2 replies
    Sitton, Former Perdue Campaign Worker and Employee, Pleads Not GuiltyBy CJ Staff Mar. 5th, 2012 RALEIGH — Julia Leigh Sitton, a Morganton attorney and the former head of Gov. Bev Perdue's western North Carolina office, this morning entered a plea of not guilty to two felony charges for violations of campaign laws arising from the time she worked on the 2008 Perdue campaign. Sitton, who's also known as Juleigh Sitton, entered the plea at Wake County Superior Court through her attorney Joseph Zeszotarski. Sitton, attorney Trawick "Buzzy" Stubbs, and former Perdue campaign finance director Peter Reichard were indicted on felony...
  • Democratic governors discuss bypassing Congress with Obama

    02/25/2012 2:08:01 PM PST · by Da Bilge Troll · 55 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 02/24/12 | Alicia M. Cohn
    President Obama met with a group of Democratic governors on Friday and discussed plans to work around Congress toward policy goals. Gov. Jack Markell, the Democratic governor of Delaware and the vice chairman of the National Governors Association, told The Hill that the meeting was “very good” and said many of the governors were responsive to ideas about bypassing Congress. “There was a sense that none of us should wait, we can’t wait for things to happen in Congress,” Markell said of the meeting. “We’re going to do what we can do [now].” Obama has positioned himself against Congress as...
  • Messina: (NC RAT governor) Perdue wasn't pushed out (by the rookie Hussein)

    02/25/2012 12:36:22 AM PST · by Libloather · 2 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 2/23/12 | Tim Funk
    Messina: Perdue wasn't pushed outGovernor didn't confer with president about not running, Obama campaign chief says By Tim Funk - The Charlotte Observer Posted: Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012 Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue did not consult with the White House or with President Barack Obama's campaign before abandoning her re-election bid, Obama national campaign manager Jim Messina told the Observer during a visit to North Carolina this week. Some political analysts have said that not having to run with Democrat Perdue, who's been lagging in the polls, would help Obama in his bid to win North Carolina and its 15 electoral...
  • Perdue is disingenuous to the end (Completely corrupt Democratic still hosts RAT convention)

    02/04/2012 12:10:50 PM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Yes Weekly ^ | 2/01/12 | Jim Longworth
    Perdue is disingenuous to the endBy Jim Longworth Wednesday, February 1, 2012 **SNIP** It’s so like Bev to blame others for her failures and divert our attention away from her mistakes. Throughout her career in politics, Perdue has been the schoolyard bully used to getting her own way. As a state senator she wielded power over many agencies including the highway patrol. That power came in handy in July 1995 when she was involved in an alleged drunk-driving car crash. Instead of calling 911, she called a “friend” in the HP (believed to be trooper Randy Glover who, afterward received...
  • Two Political Analysts Say Gov. Perdue's Decision (to quit in NC) Doesn't Add Up

    02/01/2012 3:01:56 AM PST · by Libloather · 4 replies
    Digitriad ^ | 1/30/12 | Philip Jones
    Two Political Analysts Say Gov. Perdue's Decision Doesn't Add UpWritten by Philip Jones 7:09 PM, Jan 30, 2012 Greensboro, NC -- We've had a few days to digest Gov. Bev Perdue's decision not to run for reelection, but there's still a bit of mystery surrounding her reasoning. **SNIP** "It's very difficult to see how her ... announcing she's stepping down increases the chances Republicans go back on their campaign promises from 2010 and say, 'OK, we're now open to a tax increase,'" Dinan said. Perdue said she believes she could've beat likely challenger Pat McCrory in this fall's election, but...
  • Perdue to stump for NC education (RAT calls decision not to run 'selfless' - what a sweetheart!)

    01/29/2012 5:31:33 AM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies
    New Bern SJ ^ | 1/28/12 | Sue Book
    Perdue to stump for NC educationSue Book January 28, 2012 6:42 PM North Carolina’s governor may not be running for re-election but she intends to actively campaign statewide in 2012 for education funding. “This is personal,” Gov. Bev Perdue said in New Bern Saturday. “This is about the future of North Carolina and I intend to lead the fight. “I care so deeply about kids and their future. I am going to go all over the state. I am going to use the bully pulpit. I am going to call out all North Carolinians and, at the end of the...
  • NC Democrats meet after Perdue nixes 2nd run (party upheaval - RAT perp still hosts convention)

    01/28/2012 1:29:06 PM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    WBTV ^ | 1/28/12
    NC Democrats meet after Perdue nixes 2nd runUpdated: Jan 28, 2012 5:24 AM EST GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina Democrats are gathering for 1 of their seasonal dinners and fundraisers at a time of party upheaval after Gov. Beverly Perdue announced she wouldn't seek a second term. The North Carolina Democratic Party expected more than 500 people at Saturday evening's Sanford Hunt Frye dinner at a Greensboro hotel. The event takes on added significance as several Democrats consider whether to run in the party's gubernatorial primary.
  • North Carolina Democratic Bench Keeps Shuffling ( Gov Perdue, Rep. Miller retire)

    01/27/2012 2:31:44 AM PST · by SMGFan · 9 replies · 2+ views
    Roll Call ^ | January 26, 2012 | By Joshua Miller
    Will the last endangered Democratic official in North Carolina please turn out the lights? Rep. Brad Miller (D) announced his retirement this morning. Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue, facing the likely prospect of an epic defeat this November, announced her decision not to run for a second term this afternoon. Later, politically vulnerable Rep. Mike McIntyre (D) opened the door to running for governor of the Tar Heel State. And a local news report tonight said Rep. Heath Shuler (D) is eyeing a bid for governor as well. A Shuler spokeswoman had no comment.
  • Sources: Perdue won't seek re-election

    01/26/2012 8:22:06 AM PST · by think4yrsf · 9 replies · 1+ views
    News and Observer ^ | Jan 26, 2012 | blogs
    UPDATED: Gov. Bev Perdue is expected to announce today that she will not seek a second term as governor, two sources close to the Democrat's campaign tell The News & Observer. Perdue is expected to make an announcement this afternoon, a N.C. Democratic Party spokesman said. Her campaign aides began telling top Democrats in the past 24 hours. Perdue campaign spokesman Marc Farinella could not be reached for comment.
  • (NC) Gov. Perdue likely not to seek second term

    01/26/2012 7:19:55 AM PST · by lwd · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Salisbury Post ^ | Thursday, January 26, 2012 9:23 AM | Staff
    Numerous sources say Gov. Bev Perdue will not seek re-election in 2012. Perdue will turn 65 this month. Her likely opponent in the next campaign will be Pat McCrory, former Charlotte mayor and a Catawba College graduate. Sources at the Associated Press are working on a story at this time. The Raleigh News & Observer is reporting Perdue is expected to make an announcement this afternoon. The News & Observer is also reporting that Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton has about $600,000 in the bank, according to campaign finance reports. Others likely to make a run include current Charlotte Mayor Anthony...
  • 2 with ties to (North Carolina Governor Beverly) Perdue surrender at Wake jail

    11/30/2011 1:42:43 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies · 1+ views
    WRAL ^ | 11/30/11
    2 with ties to Perdue surrender at Wake jailBy MICHAEL BIESECKER, Associated Press Posted: 1:00 p.m. today RALEIGH. N.C. — Two people with close ties to North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue have surrendered at the Wake County jail on charges related to campaign finance violations. Both were quickly released Wednesday on $50,000 unsecured bonds. Juleigh Sitton of Morganton recently resigned as director of the governor's Western Office. Sitton was indicted on two felony charges Monday, accused of accepting $32,000 in secret salary payments from illegal campaign donations when she worked for Perdue's 2008 campaign.
  • N.C. grand jury indicts 3 with ties to Perdue campaign (will still host RAT convention)

    11/28/2011 4:13:13 PM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Hampton Roads ^ | 11/28/11 | Gary D. Robertson and Michael Biesecker
    N.C. grand jury indicts 3 with ties to Perdue campaignPosted to: Crime News North Carolina By Gary D. Robertson and Michael Biesecker The Associated Press November 28, 2011 RALEIGH, N.C. - A Wake County grand jury on Monday indicted former campaign workers and a close family friend of North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue as part of an investigation into undisclosed flights on private airplanes leading up to her 2008 election victory. Grand jurors handed up indictments in state court against former Perdue campaign finance director Peter Reichard of Greensboro; Juleigh Sitton of Morganton, until recently the director of the governor's...
  • NC Republicans to Raise Money with Gun Competition (top prize - a Perdue turkey)

    10/22/2011 6:08:42 AM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies · 1+ views
    WCTI 12 ^ | 10/20/11
    NC Republicans to Raise Money with Gun CompetitionBy The Associated Press POSTED: 6:26 pm EDT October 20, 2011 **SNIP** Event admission is $1,000 per person, which includes a barbecue lunch and the "Caucus Clay Shoot" competition. An invitation to the event says the team that wins the competition will receive Perdue brand turkeys - a thinly-veiled reference to Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue, who is up for re-election next year.
  • AP Investigation: Plant deal may enrich donors (Gov.Perdue)

    09/30/2011 6:46:02 AM PDT · by sunmars · 43 replies
    A state lawmaker and a group of Democratic political donors with ties to Gov. Beverly Perdue are poised to sell land at a handsome profit for a tire plant that's being lured with $100 million in state and local incentives, according to public records reviewed by The Associated Press. As North Carolina's chief executive, the governor is a key decision maker in large incentives deals involving state money. She also helps appoint the board members of a foundation that's been asked to provide part of the tire plant's package. Perdue's campaign has received more than $52,000 from five men with...
  • Warning: The threat of suspended elections is real

    09/30/2011 10:54:56 AM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 152 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Thursday, September 29, 2011 | Judi McLeod
    With absolutely no proof of any kind of who he really is, Barack Obama made it to the Oval Office in 2008. There was no media vetting of the largely absentee senator from Illinois, who even back then had the temerity to compare himself to Abraham Lincoln. All anyone ever had to go on was an autobiographical book suspected of being ghost-written by an unrepentant domestic terrorist. We all know how it goes with politicians and autobiographical books.
  • Governor Beverly Perdue: The Best Government Is That Which Governs Most?

    09/30/2011 9:05:13 AM PDT · by Paladins Prayer · 29 replies
    The New American ^ | Thursday, 29 September 2011 | Selwyn Duke
    Governor Beverly Perdue’s recent suggestion that we suspend the 2012 elections so our Representatives can focus on getting things done has caused some to question whether she is fit to hold office. After all, if you want to preserve a wayward democratic republic, it’s probably not the best idea to suggest that democracy is what’s driving us off course. And ever since an audio surfaced of the North Carolina Democrat’s remarks, her efforts at damage control — a claim that she was simply indulging sarcasm — have been falling short. The audio reveals that her suggestion was rendered matter-of-factly, embedded...
  • NC Gov. Bev Perdue “jokes”: Let’s cancel congressional elections for a few years

    The News-Observer claims in their headline that she was “joking” but I think that’s because they can’t quite believe a sitting governor would be so stupid as to say this publicly. In fact, in the story itself they note, “It’s unclear whether Perdue, a Democrat, is serious — but her tone was level and she asked others to support her on the idea.” Hey, you know what would vastly improve American politics? Much less public accountability. “You have to have more ability from Congress, I think, to work together and to get over the partisan bickering and focus on fixing...
  • Rush: Democrat 'dead serious' about suspending elections

    09/29/2011 4:51:32 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 95 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | September 28, 2011 | Joe Kovacs
    Despite claims that she was joking, North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue is "dead serious" with her suggestion that the 2012 congressional elections be suspended, according to radio host Rush Limbaugh, and at least one group is now calling for the Democrat's impeachment. "No, she wasn't joking," Limbaugh said today. "If they could get away with canceling elections, they would do it. That is who the Democrats of today are. That's what the American left is all about." During a speech yesterday in Cary, N.C., Perdue stated: "You have to have more ability from Congress, I think, to work together and...
  • (NC Gov) Perdue says her point was 'sarcasm'

    09/29/2011 4:44:03 AM PDT · by abb · 59 replies · 1+ views
    Raleigh News & Observer ^ | September 29, 2011 | Rob Christensen and John Frank
    Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue has long had a reputation for shoot-from-the-hip remarks that leave her audiences shaking their heads, part of her folksy, I'm-just-a -coal-miner's-daughter persona. But none of her previous comments hit a political nerve like her startling suggestion this week that Congress suspend its elections next year to concentrate on fixing the economy. In the connected digital age, her remarks - made in response to an audience question at the Cary Rotary Club and reported online by The News & Observer - leaped across the Internet and were soon the subject of a provocative headline on the Drudge...
  • Democrat Governor Bev Perdue of NC Wasn't Joking: (Shortened Title)

    09/28/2011 12:22:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Rush ^ | September 28, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: So the governor of North Carolina is just joking about canceling the 2012 congressional elections. She was just joking, she was just having some fun out there. That's the spin of the local media in Raleigh, North Carolina. It's also the spin of the Drive-Bys, State-Controlled Media, but it's not true. We have the audio of Bev Perdue suggesting the elections be canceled and she's not joking, as you will hear, and it's quite interesting. The Democrats, the more they get in trouble, and the more that things unravel, the more they show us who they really...
  • Perdue suspend Congressional elections for two years...

    09/27/2011 4:10:40 PM PDT · by WellyP · 53 replies
    Under the Dome ^ | 27 Sept. 2011 | J. B. Frank
    "I think we ought to suspend, perhaps, elections for Congress for two years and just tell them we won't hold it against them, whatever decisions they make, to just let them help this country recover. I really hope that someone can agree with me on that," Perdue said. "You want people who don't worry about the next election."

    09/27/2011 3:07:04 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 40 replies ^ | 9-27-11 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • NC governor recommends suspending democracy to focus on jobs

    09/27/2011 2:01:44 PM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 235 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/27/2011 | Matthew Boyle
    As a way to solve the national debt crisis, North Carolina Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue recommends suspending Congressional elections for the next couple of years. “I think we ought to suspend, perhaps, elections for Congress for two years and just tell them we won’t hold it against them, whatever decisions they make, to just let them help this country recover,” Perdue said at a rotary club event in Cary, North Carolina, according to the Raleigh News and Observer. “I really hope that someone can agree with me on that.” Perdue said she thinks that temporarily halting elections would allow members...
  • Wake County Voters Arrested For Voting Twice In 2008 (some typical RAT fraud in Raleigh)

    08/11/2011 10:06:32 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies · 1+ views
    WITN ^ | 8/11/11
    Wake County Voters Arrested For Voting Twice In 2008Three Raleigh residents apparently thought casting one ballot in 2008 wasn't enough. Posted: 9:16 PM Aug 11, 2011 **SNIP** Authorities said Kierra Fontae Leache, Shelia Romona Hodges and Brandon Earl McLean each cast early ballots in the 2008 presidential election, then voted again on Election Day. They are charged with voter fraud and are free on $10,000 bond apiece. Wake County District Attorney Colon Willoughby said six more arrests are pending. Republicans leapt on news of the arrests Thursday to bolster support for a GOP-backed bill to require voters to show photo...
  • N.C. Lawmakers Enact REAL 'Pro-Choice', Override Perdue's Veto of Abortion Ultrasound Bill

    08/01/2011 11:21:31 AM PDT · by montag813 · 1 replies ^ | 08-01-2011 | Sheri Urban
    by Sheri Urban RealFeminist.comWomen who proclaim to be feminists or 'pro-women' prove their true anti-woman and anti-choice stances time and again. These so called feminists, like Debbie Wasserman Schultz - whose repulsive Palm Beach pit bull Lois Frankel is now attacking Allen West for supposedly "hating" women - are the ones who consistently harm women in their mindless obeisance to the abortion lobby. Add N.C. Governor Bev Perdue to this list of shameful faux feminists - with her veto of a mandatory abortion ultrasound bill. Thankfully, her veto was overridden by the N.C. legislature last week: The Senate voted 29-19...
  • North Carolina lawmakers pass abortion law over veto

    07/29/2011 12:56:41 PM PDT · by greatdefender · 7 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo! ^ | 7/29/2011 | Ned Barnett
    RALEIGH, North Carolina (Reuters) - Women seeking an abortion in North Carolina will have to wait 24 hours and be presented with an ultrasound image of the fetus under an informed consent law passed on Thursday. Democratic Governor Beverly Perdue had vetoed the measure, but the state Senate voted on Thursday to override the veto, two days after the lower chamber took similar action, which means the bill is now law and will take effect in October. North Carolina joins 25 other U.S. states that require pre-abortion counseling that goes beyond basic medical "informed consent," according to Elizabeth Nash, public...
  • BREAKING: North Carolina lawmakers override veto of ultrasound law

    07/28/2011 1:03:21 PM PDT · by NYer · 19 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 28, 2011 | JEREMY KRYN
    Raleigh, NC, July 27, 2011 ( – Today, the North Carolina Senate voted to override Democratic Governor Beverly Perdue’s veto of the Women’s Right to Know Act.  The Senate voted 29-19 to cancel Gov. Bev Perdue’s veto of the bill, which mandates a 24-hour waiting period before an abortion is performed and requires abortion clinics to provide mothers seeking an abortion with additional information, including an ultrasound. The North Carolina House already voted to override the veto earlier this week, so the measure will now become law. On Monday night, word had reached Republican House leaders that one Democrat...
  • N.C. Senate overrides all 6 vetoes (corrupt RAT gov Perdue now LOVES offshore drilling)

    07/14/2011 10:06:17 AM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 7/14/11 | Craig Jarvis and Lynn Bonner
    N.C. Senate overrides all 6 vetoesAction against Perdue may be just a message. There's no guarantee the House will do the same. By Craig Jarvis and Lynn Bonner Staff Writers Posted: Thursday, Jul. 14, 2011 RALEIGH In quick order and with little debate, the state Senate overrode all six vetoes of its bills on Wednesday, sending Gov. Bev Perdue a clear - if not necessarily effective - message. Although the Republican-controlled Senate flexed its muscles, successful overrides aren't guaranteed in the House and so might amount to no more than an opportunity to make a political statement. After the votes,...
  • District attorneys weigh indictments in APS cheating case (Atlanta Public Schools)

    07/10/2011 8:16:34 AM PDT · by barmag25 · 26 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | July 9, 2011 | Bill Rankin
    The Atlanta schools cheating case is now in the hands of three local district attorneys, who must decide whether the scandal is also criminal. District attorneys in Fulton, DeKalb and Douglas counties said they are reviewing the voluminous report by state investigators and will decide whether to seek indictments. Douglas County DA David McDade said Friday he expects it will take prosecutors a considerable amount of time to reach decisions. He noted that the GBI’s investigative file in the case amasses 120 volumes. As prosecutors consider their options, scores of current and former APS educators and administrators, some at the...
  • Perdue vetoes abortion bill

    06/27/2011 4:39:08 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 21 replies ^ | June 27, 2011
    Gov. Bev Perdue vetoed a bill that would have required women seeking abortions to wait 24 hours after state-mandated counseling and to undergo ultrasounds. In a statement, Perdue said the bill would interfer with doctor-patient relationships. “This bill is a dangerous intrusion into the confidential relationship that exists between women and their doctors," she said. "The bill contains provisions that are the most extreme in the nation in terms of interfering with that relationship. Physicians must be free to advise and treat their patients based on their medical knowledge and expertise and not have their advice overridden by elected officials...
  • Attention North Carolinians! Want HB 650 Signed? Call Perdue Now! (updated)

    06/24/2011 1:39:57 PM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Onlygunsandmoney ^ | 23 June, 2011 | y John Richardson
    I spoke with Governor Bev Perdue's office today to inquire about the status of HB 650 which amends a number of North Carolina's gun laws and, more importantly, adopts the Castle Doctrine. It has not been signed yet. Gov. Perdue has until June 30th to either veto HB 650 or allow it to be passed with or without her signature. Under the North Carolina Constitution, a bill passed by the General Assembly can only be vetoed by the affirmative action of the governor. In other words, North Carolina does not have the pocket veto whereby a bill is vetoed if...
  • Perdue vetoes Voter ID

    06/23/2011 2:13:18 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 68 replies ^ | June 23, 2011 | Laura Leslie
    Gov. Bev Perdue has vetoed a controversial proposal to require voters to show photo ID at the polls. Her statement: “The right to choose our leaders is among the most precious freedoms we have – both as Americans and North Carolinians. North Carolinians who are eligible to vote have a constitutionally guaranteed right to cast their ballots, and no one should put up obstacles to citizens exercising that right. “We must always be vigilant in protecting the integrity of our elections. But requiring every voter to present a government-issued photo ID is not the way to do it. This bill,...
  • North Carolina poised to defund Planned Parenthood after House votes to override veto

    06/15/2011 12:25:34 PM PDT · by freedomwarrior998 · 11 replies
    Lifesite News ^ | 06-15-2011 | Kathleen Gilbert
    RALEIGH, June 15, 2011 ( - Just after midnight Monday night, House members of North Carolina’s General Assembly overrode a veto of a state budget that barred funding for Planned Parenthood, making the state poised to join several others that have cut off funding for America’s largest abortion provider. The Greensboro News & Record reported that the Senate may vote as early as today, although it could postpone consideration until Thursday. North Carolina Democrat Governor Bev Purdue vetoed the legislation that had been sent to her earlier this month by the General Assembly, which is dominated by Republicans. “We think...
  • NC House Coalition Overrides (RAT) Perdue's Budget Veto (Senate will follow!)

    06/15/2011 5:12:39 AM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies · 1+ views
    WSOCTV ^ | 6/15/11
    NC House Coalition Overrides Perdue's Budget VetoUpdated: 7:38 am EDT June 15, 2011 The North Carolina House voted early Wednesday to override Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue's historic veto of the state government budget for the next two years, completing the key step needed for the Republican majority to cancel her objections and enact the plan. A coalition of Republicans and a handful of Democrats approved the override by a 73-46 vote. That's just enough to meet the three-fifths majority required to overturn her veto Sunday of the budget that spends nearly $19.7 billion for the year beginning July 1. It...
  • Perdue vetoes state budget (NC)

    06/13/2011 8:41:02 AM PDT · by AT7Saluki · 14 replies
    WRAL ^ | 6/13/11 | Bruce Mildwurf
    Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue vetoed the General Assembly's $19.7 billion, two-year budget Sunday afternoon. After a reiteration of her belief that investment in education has been the hallmark of North Carolina's success, Perdue said, "I will not put my name on a plan that so blatantly ignores the values that have built this great North Carolina." ------------------ Since the budget's passage on June 4, Perdue has said she was carefully reviewing the plan. She publicly criticized the budget several times this week, saying that its education spending makes her "sad for our state and our people." "This budget is a...
  • Pawlenty Snaps Up Former Gingrich Co-Chair [Sonny Perdue]

    06/09/2011 4:09:52 PM PDT · by ejdrapes · 8 replies
    NRO ^ | June 9, 2011 | Katrina Trinko
    Pawlenty Snaps Up Former Gingrich Co-Chair June 9, 2011 5:49 P.M. By Katrina Trinko While there’s plenty of buzz over what Newt Gingrich’s team resigning means for Rick Perry, Tim Pawlenty’s team has already added Gingrich’s former national co-chair, former Georgia governor Sonny Perdue. “Tim Pawlenty is a great man, he was a phenomenal governor, and he is the person I now believe stands the greatest chance of defeating President Obama. He is the only candidate who has laid out a real plan to grow the American economy, and his track record in Minnesota is proof he’s the right man...