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Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 11:24am
Greg Flynn
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Monday, May 5, 2014 - 4:14pm

With a few built-in biases, of course.

Enter the contest here.

2% n&o
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Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 3:27pm

If you are in need of inspiration.

After Dark
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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 12:18pm

Getting his rhetorical wires crossed:

"Today our biggest challenge is to keep delivery points in place," said Burr, noting that four community hospitals in Georgia had closed and rural N.C. hospitals in Pungo and Wilson were facing operating deficits. While lamenting the challenges hospitals face, he also re-emphasized his support for the state's decision to not expand eligibility for Medicaid, the government program designed to pay for care for the poor and disabled.

Several legislators challenged him on the seemingly discordant stances, given that North Carolina's hospitals had lobbied for the expansion as a vehicle for new revenue to offset the cuts in reimbursements under the Affordable Care Act.

The bottom line is, Republicans knew well ahead of time that not expanding Medicaid would cause huge problems for patients and providers, problems they counted on to derail the Affordable Care Act. And as far as Burr pointing to problems in Georgia:

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 12:21pm

Join us later for play-by-play coverage of the Great Republican Senate Seat Auction, happening tonight here in North Carolina. For those who are TV impaired, you can live-stream the fun at the Charlotte Observer. The N&O has some tips on what to watch for, but you can save yourself a lot of reading and watch for one big thing: lies, lies, and more lies.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 11:55am

Your tax dollars hard at work in a charter school that recruits out-of-state basketball players to build a sports franchise. Sickening.

open thread
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Monday, April 14, 2014 - 10:11am

Four Racial Justice Act cases under scrutiny:

This morning, the state supreme court will hear the cases of four defendants who were removed from death row under the state's racial justice act. The court will review whether the now repealed-act should apply to these defendants.

Experts say the state supreme court could come out with a narrowly tailored decision that would only affect those four people, or their decision could be broader and affect the more than 150 defendants who have filed motions for relief under the act.

It may be several days before the actual text of the arguments are made available, but we'll post them when we can.

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 10:19am