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Friday, April 27, 2007 - 8:30am

Links to stories on the burning issues of the day.

Thursday, April 26, 2007 - 6:42pm

No one else has done this, so I am opening it up. I am at Town Hall Grill in Chapel Hill and I am REAAAADY!!!!

Thursday, April 26, 2007 - 2:55pm

We begged Rep. Rahm Emanuel to help Larry Kissell in his bid for the 8th Congressional District seat in 2006. Now that the dust has settled, Rahm is making his move.

Join Congressman Rahm Emanuel in supporting Larry Kissell in his renewed bid to oust Robin Hayes from congress. The fundraiser will be held this Saturday at NCDP Headquarters in Raleigh from 3:30 - 4:30pm. Tickets are $200 per person or $330 per couple.

James @
Thursday, April 26, 2007 - 1:10pm
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Thursday, April 26, 2007 - 12:49pm
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Hello everyone.

I'm excited to introduce you to Jerimee Richir, who will be joining us around noon to answer questions and share his ideas about the world wild web and his new job at the North Carolina Democratic Party. You can read more about him here.

Got questions? This is the place to ask them!

Thursday, April 26, 2007 - 12:05pm

This blog is cross posted from The Progressive Pulse.

Every politician dreads the moment when the special interest group which paid for their campaign is in direct opposition to the well-being of the citizens they were elected to represent. Such is the case with Senator Burr, Senator Dole, and the pharmaceutical industry. Last week the Senate blocked a bill which would have allowed the government to negotiate lower drug prices on the 2003 Medicare Drug Bill. The vote was 55 “yes” (49 Democrats, 6 Republicans) and 42 “no” (42 Repubs, 1 Dem). 60 “yes” votes were required to pass the bill. Senators Burr and Dole voted no.

This is a long post but please bear with me.

Thursday, April 26, 2007 - 10:04am

Map of projected NC Open Space lossEnvironment North Carolina just released a report showing that the Triangle will lose 37% of its natural areas, the Charlotte area will lose 30% of its natural areas by 2027 unless legislative action is taken. Developed area is increasing faster that the increase in population. If current development rates continue, North Carolina will lose at least two million acres more of forests and farmlands over the next twenty years. To compound the loss, the State's One Million Acre initiative is falling well short of its goals.

Thursday, April 26, 2007 - 9:19am

Crossposted from Left Toon Lane & My Left Wing

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Thursday, April 26, 2007 - 9:06am

Carmen Hooker Odom and her minions throughout the Department of Health and Human Services, released an "effective immediately" memo to severely restrict access and authorization of Community Support services. This decision came on the heels of the precipitous rate cut on April 5.

Well - just like the Dept. was forced to climb down from their capricious decision to cut the Community Support rate, they've immediately climbed down from the April 24 memo.

James @
Wednesday, April 25, 2007 - 11:02pm
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