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Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz To Raleigh Audience: Time For New Leadership In Washington PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 14 April 2015 05:48

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Texas Sen. Ted Cruz told nearly 250 people in Raleigh Monday that if a presidential candidate has the backing of Washington, run and hide. At a luncheon hosted by the nonpartisan John Locke Foundation, Cruz said it's time for new leadership in Washington.

Cruz's speech focused on his foregin policy views and disagreements with the Obama administration, particularly over the Middle East. He also discussed religious persecution in the area.

Cruz spoke to the group on the same day Florida Sen. Marco Rubio announced to donors he will run for the White House as well. On Sunday, Democrat Hillary Clinton formally announced her second bit for  1600 Pennsyvania Avenue.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 April 2015 05:48
 
Democrat Hillary Clinton Is Running, So Can She Erase 2008 Loss In North Carolina? PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 13 April 2015 05:37

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - North Carolina is a bad memory for Hillary Clinton, but if the Democratic former senator, First Lady and Secretary of State hopes to win the presidency, she will have to win the state that handed her a resounding primary loss in 2008.

Clinton lost to then-Sen. Barack Obama by 14 percentage points in May 2008 -- 200,000 votes -- as the bruising Democratic primary made its way into North Carolina.

Clinton made her official announcement on Sunday, saying she wants to be the champion for "average Americans." So far, no other Democrat appears to be heading toward challenging her for the nomination.

On the Republican side, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky have made their bids for the GOP nomination official. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is expected to announce something on Monday, but it's unclear if it will be an official presidential run.

The Democrat polling firm of Public Policy Polling shows that if Clinton and Cruz were the party's nominees, the race would be a dead heat, with 10 percent unsure.

 
Battling Woodhouse Brothers To Attend White House Correspondents Dinner As Guests Of C-SPAN PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 09 April 2015 05:39

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - They became a national sensation on C-SPAN in December, and now the North Carolina brothers on opposite sides of the political spectrum will be guests of the cable network at the annual White House Correspondents dinner.

The black tie event will be held April 25 in Washington D.C. and is considered the hottest ticket in the capital.

Dallas Woodhouse, a conservative activist and brother Brad, a Democratic Party activist have become known as the dueling brothers after being featured in multiple national interviews about politics over the years.

In December, they were guests on a call-in show on C-SPAN when their mother, Joyce, called in unexpectedly and scolded her sons for their bickering. The video went viral. C -SPAN says it is the fifth-most-watched You Tube video ever.

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 April 2015 05:41
 
State Democrats: North Carolina Middle Class Paying For Tax Cuts For Wealthy PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 08 April 2015 06:00

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - State Democrats lit into Gov. Pat McCrory Tuesday over what they say is the governor's favoritism of the wealthy over the middle class.

 “Gov. McCrory has truly raised taxes on the entire middle-class family," said party chairwoman Patsy Keever at a news conference.

Republicans lowered and flattened state income tax rates, giving all income groups a tax break. But Democrats say that because some exemptions and credits were eliminated in the tax reform, that amounts to a tax hike for low-income and middle-income households.

Democrats also criticized Republicans for their move on the gas tax. The tax was lowered on April 1, but the plan to stabilize transportation revenues means the tax will end up higher than it likely would have been come July when the old formula would have recalculated the tax.

Many Democrats voted for the gas tax changes: 15 in the House and eight in the Senate.

 
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