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Ralph Hise leads latest GOP attack on teacher's union

10 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

First you thin their ranks, then you question their membership numbers: The legislature started requiring the audits in 2014, after a different Republican-backed law targeting the NCAE was struck down in court as unconstitutional. But each year, the NCAE simply refuses to cooperate. Show More Summary

Friday News: Prepare to be fleeced

11 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

TRUMP ADMINISTRATION PUTS NET NEUTRALITY IN THE CROSSHAIRS: On Tuesday, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced the Restoring Internet Freedom Order, a plan that many see as an attack on net neutrality. The newShow More Summary

Thanksgiving open thread: Celebrate, but also contemplate

Sometimes my mind works in strange ways. On holidays like today, I often wonder what other people are doing, if families are coming together in joy or reaffirming why they have avoided each other for so long. And then I start to think...Show More Summary

Thursday News: Suborned

POPE-FUNDED THINK TANK TAKES CREDIT FOR MANIPULATING UNC BOARD OF GOVERNORS: A conservative think tank in North Carolina is taking some credit for recent university policies enacted by the legislature and the UNC Board of Governors. In its Thanksgiving-themed fundraising letter, the James G. Show More Summary

Jerry Tillman admits judicial redistricting is partisan power grab

2 days agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

The word you're trying to recall is "Brazen." One of the legislative proposals is a bill that changes the configuration of superior court, district court and prosecutorial districts across the state. At last week’s meeting, Asheboro attorney Jon Megerian said the changes were designed to get more Republican judges elected. Show More Summary

Wednesday News: White lives matter more

2 days agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

CRAZED GUNMAN WHO SHOOTS AT DEPUTIES SURVIVES ROBOT AND BEANBAG BULLETS: A man who barricaded himself in a house after firing at his grandfather and Bladen County sheriff’s deputies Tuesday was found unharmed hours later in a pickup at the home. Show More Summary

Tim Moore takes propaganda to a whole new level

2 days agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

Babbling his nonsense on a national platform: As President Donald Trump and the United States Congress finalize the details of their tax reform proposals, they need look no further than North Carolina as the bellwether for pro-growth...Show More Summary

Tuesday News: "I have Black friends!"

3 days agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

MARK WALKER WANTS TO TEAM WITH BLACK CAUCUS TO CUT FEDERAL SPENDING ON PRISONS: ep. Mark Walker, a conservative Republican, wants the GOP-controlled Congress to move on long-stalled efforts to revamp the nation’s criminal justice system next year — and he's enlisted a seemingly unlikely ally: The head of the Congressional Black Caucus. Show More Summary

Tuesday Twitter roundup

3 days agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

Probably the single biggest crisis looming in the near future: Republicans pay for huge tax breaks for the wealthy by cutting Medicaid. Priorities?#GOPTaxScam #ncpol — Progress NC Action (@ProgressNow_NC) November...Show More Summary

DCCC ready to step up for Dan McCready against Pittenger

4 days agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

This might get pretty dang interesting: The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is naming 11 candidates Wednesday in the first round of its Red to Blue program, which highlights strong Democratic recruits. The list of 11 candidates,...Show More Summary

A closer look at Duke Energy's corruption of UNC Charlotte

4 days agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

Our public universities should never allow this to happen again: Daniels described the board in a letter to Tom Reeder, then the assistant secretary of the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality, in a letter on April 5, 2016, arguing against a risk classification system for Duke’s coal ash ponds. Show More Summary

Monday News: Irony alert

4 days agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

TRUMP STAYING OUT OF ALABAMA RACE DUE TO "DISCOMFORT" WITH SEXUAL ASSAULT ISSUE: Budget director Mick Mulvaney said while the White House had "serious concerns," it was hard to weigh in against Moore. Moore's name cannot be removed from...Show More Summary

Sunday News: From the Editorial pages

5 days agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

SPEAKER MOORE'S BOASTING ABOUT EDUCATION DOESN'T ADD UP: North Carolina schools today have more students than ever, but fewer assistant principals, nurses, social workers and guidance counselors. Money for teacher assistants has been sliced $62 million. Show More Summary

2018 elections: The only thing certain is uncertainty

6 days agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

And the NC GOP has certainly screwed up the electoral landscape: This week, Democrat Anita Earls announced she would run for the seat on the state Supreme Court held by Republican Justice Barbara Jackson. But will there be an election...Show More Summary

Saturday News: No refuge to be found

6 days agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

SEXUAL ASSAULT ON U.S. MILITARY BASES ON THE RISE: More than 6,150 non-domestic adult sexual assaults were reported to the U.S. military from October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2016, according to a new report by the Department of Defense. Show More Summary

Thursday News: Supremely qualified

6 days agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

GERRYMANDERING OPPONENT ANITA EARLS ANNOUNCES RUN FOR NC SUPREME COURT: The 57-year-old Democrat from Durham announced her candidacy for the one seat on the seven-member bench that will be open in the 2018 elections. “I passionatelyShow More Summary

GOP meddling in teacher pay is like gasoline on a fire

Kicking turnover and teacher shortages into overdrive: A pivotal legislative task force may be just beginning its dive into North Carolina’s school funding maze, but lawmakers’ hints that they may abolish the state’s teacher salary schedule or other state-set funding allocations is already spurring criticism from local district advocates. Show More Summary

Friday News: That's it, you're done

DEQ REVOKES WASTEWATER DISCHARGE PERMITS FOR GENX MANUFACTURER: The state revoked permits Thursday for the factory accused of dumping pollutants into the main source of drinking water for southeastern North Carolina. State regulators...Show More Summary

Profiles in idiocy: GOP women who voted for Trump have buyer's remorse

Sometimes your explanation just makes things worse: Republican women who voted for President Trump in North Carolina said during a focus group Wednesday night that they are embarrassed by and exasperated with him. -- Annie Anthony, 56, voted for Trump last year because she opposes abortion and did not like how Hillary Clinton handled Benghazi. Show More Summary

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