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January 18, 2017

In the new Republican-dominated Washington, North Carolina will have one of its most influential congressional delegations in recent memory.

The Tar Heel delegation is heavily Republican (12 of 15), very conservative, many with Tea Party connections and heavy on the testosterone, with only two…

January 18, 2017

WASHINGTON — As we count down to the inauguration of the next American president, the word — but more the idea — of Russia has dominated the news headlines. And, as the song put it in a more hopeful sense, the story has "only just begun."

Russia has hacked into the Democratic…

January 17, 2017

Politics in Washington happens on many levels at once. Democrats are certainly right to protest the Republican rush to hold hearings on some of President-elect Trump's cabinet picks before their ethics forms and investigations have been completed.

As Sen. Charles Schumer, the new Democratic leader,…

January 17, 2017

Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of education, Betsy DeVos, and her family gave more than $20 million to Republican campaigns and senators who are now set to vote on her confirmation.

When super-wealthy donors like DeVos can use secret cash to buy power and influence, that’s a threat…

January 17, 2017

The most recent diatribe by an intellectually and morally challenged liberal was by actress Meryl Streep at the Golden Globes. This is the same woman who gave pedophile Roman Polanski a standing ovation at a previous awards ceremony.

Does the never-ending hypocrisy from Democrats ever stop? Ms.…

January 17, 2017

In a couple of days, Donald J. Trump will become the 45th president of the United States with most of the presiding House and Senate representatives laughing their heads off at the Americans who voted for the most egotistical con artist since Richard Nixon.

Money talks in America. It always has. Mr.…

January 16, 2017

WASHINGTON — Hold on to one image from President Obama's farewell address: The president using his handkerchief to wipe a tear from his eye as he thanked Michelle Obama for her grace and forbearance.

The first lady was holding back tears, too, as was her daughter Malia. Politics aside, it was…

January 16, 2017

WASHINGTON – Exxon Mobile CEO Rex Tillerson looks like he stepped out of central casting to fill the role of America’s top diplomat. Looking the part is important to President-elect Trump as he fills his Cabinet, and the distinguished, silver-haired Tillerson fits the bill.

However,…

January 16, 2017

Remember the commercial baker who was fined thousands of dollars because he was required to sell any version of his products even if it contradicted his personal religious faith?

Remember all the liberals who celebrated the mandate saying personal beliefs do not matter in commerce?

Now come the…

January 15, 2017

The issue: State Sen. Bill Cook and members of the state’s Republican legislative leadership have sent a letter to President-elect Donald Trump, asking him to shut down the Amazon Wind Farm US East in Pasquotank and Perquimans counties.

Our position: Trump should tell Cook and the other…

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