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Elizabeth Edwards, Kay Hagan, Emily's List & MoveOn

North Carolina's own Elizabeth Edwards has teamed up with with MoveOn.Org and Emily’s List to promote electing more women to Congress.

In an email sent today, Elizabeth writes:

Health care is an issue that is really close to my heart. And I know it matters to a lot of Americans, particularly mothers. But time and again, Republicans have blocked progress on expanding health care—most recently the expansion of the children's health insurance program—and on so many other important issues.

That's why we need to elect more progressive women in Congress in 2008, to stand with President Obama on healthcare and other key issues.

McCrory: What Would Andy Say?

Republican candidate Patrick McCrory posed the question during the recent NC Gubernatorial Debate, “What would Andy Taylor, the character of Mayberry, be saying…I think he’d be saying what sheriffs around North Carolina are saying.”

Here’s what Sheriffs around North Carolina are saying:

McCrory at NC Gubernatorial Debate: More TeeVee, Less Education!

Isn’t it enough that voters had to endure one “Law and Order” candidate, Republican Fred Thompson?

Patrick McCrory, NC Republican candidate for Governor, opened up Saturday’s Gubernatioral debate by repeatedly asking why North Carolina can’t be more like the teevee shows, “CSI” and “Law Order.” Lauding teevee shows for providing “DNA test results in minutes,” McCrory complained that North Carolina District Attorneys can’t afford to shop at Neiman Marcus:

“On Law and Order, the District Attorneys are dressed like they shop at Neiman Marcus.”

Law & Order Rerun Candidate Republican Patrick McCrory

NC Congressmen Price, Watt & Miller Vote Against FISA

NC Congressmen, Price, Watt and Miller all stood up today for the American people and the Fourth Amendment by voting against, FISA, the illegal wiring taping bill.

FISA, which passed the House on a 293 to 129 vote, has been called a “compromise” by supporters when in fact, it’s merely a capitulation to Republicans and Telecom Companies.

Just hours before the bill passed, George W. Bush praised the bill stating, “The enemy who attacked us on 9-11 will attack again is determined to strike this country again. It’s vita thatl our intelligence community has the ability to learn who the terrorists are talking to, what they are saying and what they are planning.” and what they are saying.”

Obama to Run Ads in North Carolina

Barack Obama kicked off his General Election campaign in North Carolina and will begin running his first general election ad in the state beginning Friday, June 20th. North Carolina, Alaska, Georgia, North Dakota and Montana are among the list of GOP stronghold states in which the ad is set to run in addition to airing in traditional battleground states.

The ad which will run in 18 states, clearly aims to emphasize Obama's humble roots, work ethic and love of country.

North Carolina Coast Threatened by McCain's New, Pro Off Shore Drilling Position

Currently, North Carolina Shores are protected from off shore drilling by a Federal Moratorium:

The waters became fully protected by the moratorium in the fall of 2000 when Conoco gave up the last of the leases for exploration in the Manteo Exploration Unit, a group of federally leased blocks of submerged land lying about 45 miles off Cape Hatteras. Conoco had owned five leases for the submerged lands in the unit, and shared three others with Shell and Occidental Petroleum Corp. Chevron, Mobil and Marathon gave up or sold their leases earlier in 2000. None of the companies ever undertook exploration in the area.
http://dcm2.enr.state.nc.us/Facts/offshore.htm

Obama Kicks off General Election Campaign in North Carolina

Barack Obama kicked off his general election campaign in Raleigh, NC on Monday, an indication that North Carolina will be a targeted state in the fall. Obama delivered a major speech on the economy at the NC Fairgrounds, marking the beginning of a two-week tour through the state, focusing on Economic Policy.

During his speech, Obama went into full general election mode, launching a direct hit on McCain’s Economic policy, calling it a “full throated endorsement of Bush’s Policies.”

Obama Slams McCain's Economic Policy

Obama Regarding Ted Kennedy: "I Stand on his Shoulders"

There has been an outpouring of support for Senator Ted Kennedy as the sad news was delivered today, of Kennedy's malignant brain tumor.

Senator Ted Kennedy recently endorsed Barack Obama, stating "I know what America can achieve," Senator Kennedy said. "I've seen it. I've lived it. And with Barack Obama, we can do it again."

Senator Kennedy has "lived it." Considered the most effective Senator, he has led the way in the fight for social justice and is responsible for the passage of some of the most critical legislation of our time.

Edwards Endorses Obama: "There is One Man..." (W/Video of Full Speech)



"There is one man who knows that knows and understands that this is a time for bold leadership. There is one man that knows how to create the change, the lasting change, that you have to build from the ground up. There is one man who knows in his heart there is time to create one America, not two ... and that man is Barack Obama, " John Edwards told a fired up crowd in Michigan, as he endorsed Barack Obama for President.


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