People in Politics March 30, 2013 PDF Print E-mail
People In Politics
Monday, 01 April 2013 09:51


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As the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments on same-sex marriage, Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan declared her support for gay marriage. Host Donna Martinez talks about the potential political implications for Hagan’s 2014 re-election bid with Rick Martinez of NCN News,, and NewsRadio 680 WPTF in Raleigh. The two also discuss Cate Edwards, who told NBC News how she found out about her father’s affair with Rielle Hunter and the impact it had on her family. Then we turn to a look at data that shows North Carolinians have a favorable view of new Gov. Pat McCrory. High Point University (HPU) professor Martin Kifur provides the details of the latest HPU poll. But how is McCrory fairing with his own party? Rick Henderson of Carolina Journal analyzes reaction from Republicans to McCrory’s first 90 days in office, the governor’s initial missteps, and why he has some issues in common with Democrats. That’s followed by a discussion with Republican Rep. Virginia Foxx of the 5th district about her proposal to add political “robocalls” to the Do Not Call Registry. The calls have been exempted from the law but Foxx wants Americans to be allowed to opt out of receiving the pre-recorded calls. Foxx also discusses same-sex marriage and reveals she has been encouraged by supporters to challenge Sen. Kay Hagan. And finally, we get perspective on the Supreme Court gay marriage arguments from a North Carolinian who was in Washington D.C. for a rally as the Court met. Tami Fitzgerald of the N.C. Values Coalition – which supports traditional marriage – explains the potential impact of Court rulings on North Carolina’s laws.
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