Cooper’s millions

With the president coming down to North Carolina to put his racism and xenophobia on display, developments in the governor’s race got overshadowed. On the Republican side, state Representative Holly Grange is challenging Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest for the GOP...

The Pied Piper of racism

Donald Trump brought his white people’s rally to Greenville yesterday and didn’t disappoint. He continued his attack on the so-called Squad, again accusing Rep. Ilhan Omar of supporting Al Qaeda. The crowd responded by chanting “Send her back.” Trump watched proudly...

Betting on racism

Donald Trump is in the state today to rally his troops. He’ll be in Greenville in the heart of eastern North Carolina for a Make America Great rally. Senator Thom Tillis and NC Congressman Mark Meadows, head of the Freedom Caucus, will be by his side On the day before...

When Dems voted to override Gov. Perdue’s veto

As we enter yet another week of budget stalemate, the focus remains on a handful of Democratic lawmakers who could make or break the Governor’s veto strategy.  Part of the rub with the budget, as Thomas wrote last week, is that the power dynamics in Raleigh have...

The heat in the legislature

It’s the dog days of summer and things are getting hot in the legislature. A budget stalemate has tensions high and the potential for a veto override means legislators are on high alert. Speaker Tim Moore has essentially left the possibility of an override vote at any...

Daily Perspective: July 8th

In today's Daily Perspective: Medicaid Expansion and the veto override, and a look at the US Senate race as fundraising numbers are released by some of the campaigns. 

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