Tuesday Mar 4
Election filing sets up busy primary
Dozens of candidates filed last month in hopes of being elected as Watauga County's local, state and federal representatives in November, but to get there, many will have to make it past the May 6 primary.
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Mon Mar 03, 2014
Carolina Public Press has taken a look at who's backing WNC's congressional incumbents.
Excerpt from "From PACs to individuals, who is funding Foxx, McHenry, Meadows campaigns' coffers?" by James Harrison It's no secret that winning a seat in Congress takes money - big money.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
Filing period ends, Brannon switches races
In an interesting move, Josh Brannon of Vilas earlier this week withdrew his candidacy for Dan Soucek's N.C. Senate seat and filed Friday as one of four Democratic candidates for the Fifth District seat in the U.S. House held by Republican Virginia Foxx.
Tue Feb 25, 2014
John Locke Foundation
Dispatches from the campaign trail, February 25, 2014
A A A Friday's court decision halting Opportunity Scholarships, aka school vouchers, has divided the Democratic candidates seeking the nomination in the 12th Congressional District.
Mon Feb 24, 2014
The Washington Post
How Congressional Republicans are trying use the IRS to stay united
Congress returns to Washington this week for another three-week stretch that will take them all the way to a St. Patrick's Day recess in mid-March.
Sun Feb 23, 2014
Opinion: Sen. Tim Scott: I have lived the power of the American Dream
A skills gap in the work force leads to unfilled jobs, says Sen. Tim Scott, despite an abundance of federal programs.
Fri Feb 14, 2014
Proof that gov't officials donated pay during shutdown hard to come by
During the 16-day partial government shutdown, veterans were barricaded from memorials, vacationers were booted out of national parks, and 800,000 federal workers were sent home without pay.
Tue Feb 11, 2014
Conservative Intel owned by GOP email firm
Conservative Intelligence Briefing, a website best known for releasing 2014 election surveys from a startup GOP polling firm, is owned by a Republican consulting firm that rents email lists and conducts fundraising for GOP candidates.
Mon Feb 10, 2014
Jefferson Post Online Edition
13 candidates file for election in Ashe County
On the first day of election filing at the Ashe County Courthouse, 13 candidates signed up for different positions for the 2014 election season, according to the Ashe County Board of Elections.
The Wichita Eagle
N.C.a s discomfort with immigration revamp might block it in Congress
Rep. Renee Ellmers, U.S. Representative for North Carolina's 2nd congressional district, was one of a committee of eight conservative Republicans who drew up an alternative to change the health insurance system, with changes such as more coverage to people with pre-existing conditions - a mainstay of Obama - without demanding everyone have ... (more)
Fri Feb 07, 2014
The Washington Post
A missed opportunity on the farm bill
Just a few days since Congress approved a $956.4 billion farm bill , watchdog groups are complaining that lawmakers didn't include language that would force the Agriculture Department to disclose whether lawmakers and senior government officials receive any payments from a new crop insurance program.
Thu Feb 06, 2014
I Remember You, You Write for Daily Kos: Street Prophets Thursday Coffee Hour
Welcome to Thursday Coffee Hour. This is an open topic thread so help yourself to the goodies and sit a spell and let us know what is new with you.
Wed Feb 05, 2014
The Washington Post
Boehner pitches linking debt-limit hike to military benefits
House Speaker John A. Boehner scrambled on Wednesday to sell a new debt-ceiling solution to his Republican colleagues, encouraging them to demand a restoration of recently cut military benefits in exchange for a one-year extension of the federal government's borrowing authority.