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    Dec
    03

    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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    Oct
    29

    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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    Oct
    22

    State Treasurer Cowell Involved in Yet Another Pay-to-Play Scheme with Erskine Bowles

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Politicians & Politicking By Brian Balfour | Tagged ,

    Yesterday's International Business Times calls into question some of State Treasurer Janet Cowell's decisions and transparency over the past few years in her role overseeing the state's pension fund. Specifically, it examines the new "Innovation fund" Cowell created in 2010 and how it has benefitted political allies – specifically Erskine Bowles. From its inception, the […]

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    Sep
    03

    State Employee Group Files "Pay to Play" Complaint Against State Treasurer Janet Cowell

    Posted in Politicians & Politicking By Brian Balfour | Tagged , , ,

    From the State Employee Association of North Carolina (SEANC) website: The State Employees Association of North Carolina today announced the filing of a complaint with the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of the Whistleblower for possible breaches of the SEC’s “pay-to-play” rule involving State Treasurer Janet Cowell, former White House Chief of Staff Erskine Bowles […]

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    Jun
    25

    What Rep. Stam Really Said

    Posted in Life & Family Issues, Politicians & Politicking By Jim Tynen | Tagged ,

    The news media and the left have been all in a flutter about comments by Rep. Paul Stam asking for a definition of "sexual orientation." Read the actual transcript below. Note that none of the other lawmakers would yield the floor for a question. Then compare his actual comments to the media accounts. SB 793, […]