Key Senate Leader: ‘Sufficient’ Responses Received On Trump Wiretap Claim

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Mar 142017

President Trump, Senator Burr (R-NC)

Although the Department of Justice has asked for more time to respond to a House request for evidence related to President Donald Trump’s claim he was wiretapped during his presidential campaign, the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee said he has received “sufficient” responses about the accusation. “I’ve talked to all the appropriate people,” said Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C.

“I would say from our conversations, what we’ve gotten are sufficient answers,”

he added. Although the House Intelligence Committee had imposed a Monday deadline, Burr noted that, “The House operates differently than I do.”Burr said associates of Trump supporter Roger Stone could be brought before the committee due to Stone’s connections with a hacker known only as “Guccifer 2.0” who has claimed credit for hacking the emails of the Democratic National Committee.
Source: Key Senate Leader: ‘Sufficient’ Responses Received On Trump Wiretap Claim
 Posted by at 12:31 pm
Mar 132017

Rep. Mark Brody

Representative Mark Brody wants to investigate if the two organizations violated their tax-exempt status by engaging in political or lobbying activities.
In a Facebook post, (Rep. Brody) (he) wrote, “The NCAA and ACC have allegedly engaged in excessive lobbying activities that exceeded their respective charters by using economic retaliation against N-C for the purpose of forcing the General Assembly to adopt social legislation that is not connected to their core mission. I believe the NCAA and the ACC have stepped out of bounds and, to the best of my ability, will never allow the General Assembly to relinquish its legislative authority over the internal affairs of the State or succumb to economic extortion to and from either the NCAA or the ACC.”

Rep. Brody says he will introduce the legislation Monday.

Source: NC lawmaker to file bill to investigate NCAA, ACC over HB2 opposition | WNCN
 Posted by at 11:56 am

Gov. Cooper (State of the State) speech likely looks for agreement

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Mar 132017
  RALEIGH, N.C. — Gov. Roy Cooper and legislative Republicans have spent the few months since Cooper was elected fighting in court over gubernatorial powers and Medicaid. When attorney general, Cooper criticized GOP legislation his office was obligated to defend and was blasted by lawmakers for giving up on some appeals. Hostility should give way to decorum when Cooper delivers Monday night his first State of the State address to a joint session of the General Assembly. But don’t expect enthusiasm from many Republicans who comprise the veto-proof majorities in the Senate and House and remain suspicious of Cooper’s goals. “If he’ll find ways to work with us I’m more than willing to do it,” said Rep. Justin Burr, R-Stanly, “but I’m not going to sit here and stand by while he tries to cram his left-wing agenda down the throat of North Carolinians.”
Source: Despite GOP rows, Cooper speech likely looks for agreement:  
Editors Note: It is just an amazing juxtaposition when reading N&O articles about President Trump and fawning adoration by reporters of Gov. Cooper who has little if any accomplishments in his years of elected office. Fortunately his is not even the slightest hurdle in the way of GOP NCGA majorities.
 Posted by at 9:57 am

A magazine ranked all 50 states. How did North Carolina do?

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Mar 122017
A U.S. News and World Report study finds NC is in the middle of states on key measures.
…Republicans, who controlled the legislature and governorship the past four years, can note how highly North Carolina government is rated. The Tar Heel State was ranked the fourth best in the country in government, with the report citing the state’s high credit rating, its pension funding, transparency and integrity. North Carolina stood out in the report – among the top 10 states – in such categories as mental health, four-year college graduation rate, college tuition and fees, pre-K quality, level of juvenile incarceration, parole completion, and gender equality.
Here is a link to read the full report without the News & Observer liberal slant

Report on North Carolina.
 Posted by at 6:35 pm

Save the Date: Lt. Governor Dan Forest in Union County

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Sep 162016

Tuesday, October 4th 6-8pm

Andy & Nancy Anderson
Representative Dean & Anne Arp
Dan & Leslie Barry
Representative Mark & Lisa Brody
Larry & Shirley Helms
Representative Craig & Lorraine Horn
Tom & Kelly Palombo
Brian & Catherine Rogers
Senator Tommy & Dianne Tucker
Frank & Stephanie Turek
Richard Yang

Lt. Governor Dan Forest

Invite You To Attend an Evening Reception
In Support Of
Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest

Tuesday, October 4th 6-8pm
Henry Hall Wilson House
1301 E Franklin St
Monroe, NC 28112
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