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    Five Lessons from Coolidge

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Elections & Campaigns, Politicians & Politicking By Jim Tynen | Tagged , , , , ,

    Our new video clip of an interview with Amity Shlaes highlights why Calvin Coolidge was a successful leader, and  conservatives can find encouragement and counsel in it. For the challenges are daunting. Sometimes it looks as if government programs are never reduced, much less ended. The media and the academy distort the public picture of […]

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    Felon and Ex-Mayor Patrick Cannon — Still on Voter Rolls

    Posted in Elections & Campaigns By Susan Myrick | Tagged , ,

    Arrested in March, ex-Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon pleaded guilty in June to corruption charges and was sentenced on October 14. Cannon, a Democrat, was waiting to report to federal prison in West Virginia  when he voted on October 30. The Charlotte Observer discovered the fact that Cannon had voted and reported it on Election Day […]

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    Scott Walker three-peats in Wisconsin

    Posted in Education, Elections & Campaigns By Bob Luebke | Tagged , ,

    One of the most interesting storylines to emerge out of last week’s elections is Scott Walker’s re-election as Governor of Wisconsin.  Counting the election recall in June 2012, it was Walker’s third election victory in four years in a mostly -progressive Wisconsin. Walker endeared himself to conservatives by daring to take on government unions and […]

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    Eric Holder in Heels

    Posted in Elections & Campaigns By Susan Myrick | Tagged , , ,

    It looks like President Obama's new Attorney General nominee will carry on the work of Eric Holder. In this video Loretta Lynch makes it clear that she will target the South (she specifically mentions her home state North Carolina) over Voter ID and other election law changes. x  "Fifty years after the march on […]

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    The first 'exit poll' for the Hagan-Tillis race

    Posted in Elections & Campaigns By Jim Tynen | Tagged , , , ,

    Our final poll shows a dead heat in the Senate race. As it includes some people who have already voted, you could call it the first "exit poll." At your pre-election event, Dem consultant Brad Crone predicts Kay Hagan pulls out a win. The political future: the unaffiliated voters. Republican consultant Michael Luethy: it really […]

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