Patrick McHenry, North Carolina's only not-gay Congressman, announced this week that he won't be running against Kay Hagan for US Senate. Smart move, Pat. read more
Nothing surprising here: Wesley Clayton Golden is a confidant of Patrick McHenry who used to sit on a key McHenry campaign committee. Golden, a local conservative activist and former Cherryville city councilman, was arrested by the FBI yesterday as part of a massive bribery and extortion ring. Show More Summary
With all eyes on the U.S. House of Representatives, Patsy Keever is running the best campaign in the state right now. If you can contribute, please do. She's up against the execrable Patrick McHenry, a creature unworthy of representing any decent human being in North Carolina. Show More Summary
Mitt Romney’s choice of Paul Ryan is bad for North Carolina and bad for America. On March 29, 2012, Paul Ryan, aided and abetted by my opponent, Patrick McHenry, passed a budget in the U.S. House of Representatives that betrayed every...Show More Summary
It's hard to find a soul in North Carolina who thinks Congressman Patrick McHenry is an important asset for humanity. There are many riding his coattails to personal advantage, and many more who count on him as a reliable right-wing extremist. Show More Summary
North Carolina members of Congress helped lead the charge to block an effort to cut military spending on NASCAR. U.S. Reps. Larry Kissell, Patrick McHenry, and Sue Myrick were among the most vocal members advocating to continue the spending and...
Some rather unexpected rational insight out of Bernanke responding to Patrick McHenry's question on whether and how much more QE the Fed can do: "I assume there is a theoretical limit on QE as the Fed can only buy TSYs and Agencies" "If...Show More Summary
Carolina Journal is running a series of articles on the upcoming primaries. Just out: a look at the Democrats that want to take on Patrick McHenry in the 10th Congressional District.
Rep. Patrick McHenry wanted Elizabeth Warren to not be head of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. He got his wish. But now Massachusetts has a fearsome Senate candidate who has Republican Sen. Scott Brown very nervous.
Long-time BlueNC readers know that Congressman Patrick McHenry ranks among the most hypocritical of all elected officials when it comes to so-called family values. Will this be year that his closet door swings open? Challenger Ken Fortenberry sure seems to think so. read more
Hello, All With the Primary coming up in six weeks, I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself as one of the three candidates for the Democratic nomination for US House in District 10. My name is Timothy Murphy. I am an independent contract for a local newspaper (translation: Rural Paper Carrier) and a minimum wage earner. Show More Summary
Representative Patrick McHenry (R-NC) gave anti-Energy Secretary Steven Chu an earful yesterday during a hearing on oil prices. McHenry ripped Che for the administration’s policies that have prevented access to domestic oil and gas. “You’re telling me my constituents need … Continue reading ?
enlarge Remember when Patrick McHenry tried to humiliate Elizabeth Warren at a committee hearing? I believe Patsy Keever is about to turn the tables on North Carolina's tiny little reactionary. If she beats him, Congress will suffer one less corporate shill. Show More Summary
A town hall meeting held by U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry in Gaston County, N.C. ended abruptly Thursday after a verbal confrontation between the North Carolina congressman and a political opponent challenging him in the upcoming Republican primary, according to The...
The last time Patrick McHenry, the Billy Zabka of the House Republican caucus, held a hearing with a member of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, it didn't turn out too well. He called Elizabeth Warren a liar and generally tried to bully her, and received quite a backlash in the process.
The Republican "outrage" over the Richard Cordray appointment just keep on coming. But before we get to that, a walk down memory lane. Remember this? That's Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-NC-10) being as nasty as possible to then-acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Elizabeth Warren. Show More Summary
`` Last week, my staff spoke to Ms. Tavakoli and others to ascertain the scope of Secretary Paulson's potential wrongdoing, and subsequently sent a letter requesting an oversight hearing on this matter to Chairman Patrick McHenry of the Subcommittee on TARP, Financial Services and Bailouts of Public and Private Programs, of which I am the ranking member.''
Why NC-10 has put up with being represented by a clown like Patrick McHenry is beyond me. Very glad to see him getting a serious challenger from Terry Bellamy. Announcement below the fold. read more
Late yesterday, Elizabeth Warren formed an exploratory committee for a Senate run in 2012. Suffice to say that one of the fastest ways to get voters to the polls would be to show video of Patrick McHenry's disgraceful treatment of her back in May. Hope you're proud of yourself, Congressman. You just might be responsible for keeping the Senate in Democratic hands.
At a joint townhall meeting for Gaston and Cleveland Counties, Rep. McHenry was met by angry constituents. What would he expect? After shilling for pay day lenders and Wall Street banks, while at the same time stonewalling actual job...Show More Summary