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    Illegal Mailers in Hagan Tillis Senate Campaign?

    Posted in Elections & Campaigns, Politicians & Politicking By Francis De Luca | Tagged ,

    Two mailers in the Hagan Tillis race have hit mailboxes in the last few days appear to violate federal and state laws: 1. They do not Identify who paid for the mailer as required by federal law (FEC) 2. They likely violated state lobbying laws as they are soliciting others to call a state official (Speaker […]

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    Who Is Endorsing Rev. Barber's Moral Monday Demands?

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Legislative Activity, Politicians & Politicking By Francis De Luca

    The short answer is NOBODY actually supports Rev. Barber except for his protesters! As documented by Brian Balfour, and others, the demands of the "Rev" William Barber will add up for NC Taxpayers to the tune of around $10 Billion. That is a lot even by Dr. Evil standards. At yesterday's protest we asked legislators and Protest leaders (Picture […]

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    You won’t believe what the head of the NC Chamber said about Common Core

    Posted in Education, Legislative Activity By Francis De Luca | Tagged , ,

    Staying with the untested Common Core education standards, which 45 states are using, is somehow being “competitive”? Yes that is what Lew Ebert, president and CEO of the NC Chamber (35,000 members) said according to the Raleigh News and Observer when he said "HB 1061 sends a signal to job creators in North Carolina and every […]

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    Newspaper Gets a D in ID of Mayor

    Posted in Crime, Politicians & Politicking By Francis De Luca | Tagged , ,

    Guess which word is missing from a 1,500-word Charlotte Observer story about the arrest of the mayor on federal corruption charges? Here's the beginning: Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon was arrested Wednesday on public corruption charges after a four-year investigation, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Charlotte announced. Cannon was charged with theft and bribery after an […]

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    Charlotte Mayor Arrested of Federal Corruption Charges

    Posted in Politicians & Politicking By Francis De Luca | Tagged , ,

    Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon has been arrested on charges of federal corruption today. From Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon was arrested Wednesday by FBI agents for alleged violations of federal public corruption laws, announced Anne M. Tompkins, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. ….. The complaint and law enforcement affidavit allege that […]