People in Politics December 6, 2014 PDF Print E-mail
People In Politics
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The use of political power took center stage this week as Gov. Pat McCrory joined other governors and Attorneys General in a lawsuit that challenges President Obama’s use of executive power by shielding from deportation several million illegal immigrants. Host Donna Martinez talks with Carolina Journal Managing Editor Rick Henderson about the governor’s reasoning and why Democratic Attorney General Roy Cooper – rumored to be eyeing a 2016 gubernatorial challenge to McCrory – has not signed on to the legal challenge. The two also discuss McCrory’s launch of his 2016 campaign website, the relationship between the governor and legislative leaders, and a key assignment for a veteran legislator from Harnett County. Then we turn to comments made on CBS by Sen. Elect Thom Tillis, who told Face the Nation his views on President Obama’s efforts with Congress and the challenge Republicans face when they take control of the Senate in January. That’s followed by recent comments from 2nd District Congresswoman Renee Ellmers about her support of immigration reform and efforts to work with congressional Democrats. Finally, 7th District Congressman Elect David Rouzer weighs in on what could be ahead for the Affordable Care Act when he takes his seat in January.
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