NCDP CLIPS APRIL 23, 2014

Justice Robin Hudson

NCDP CLIPS

APRIL 23, 2014

US SENATE

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THE NEW YORK TIMES: Poll Shows Tight Senate Races in Four Southern States

Four Senate races in the South that will most likely determine control of Congress appear very close, with Republicans benefiting from more partisan intensity but a Democratic incumbent, once seen as highly vulnerable, holding a surprising edge, according to a New York Times Upshot/Kaiser Family Foundation poll. Read more here

THE STATE: Republican Senate candidates pledge to close federal departments

DAVIDSON — Four U.S. Senate candidates from a crowded Republican field sought to make their case to voters during a debate Tuesday in which they agreed on most conservative policy points and reaffirmed their intention to cut the federal government. Read more here

TALKING POINTS MEMO: Entire North Carolina GOP Senate Field: Climate Change Is Not Fact
Fittingly, all four Republican candidates in the North Carolina Senate race were asked on Earth Day if they believed climate change is a proven fact. And all four candidates said "no." The question was asked during a GOP primary debate on Tuesday night. The candidates, House Speaker Thom Tillis, Rev. Mark Harris, Dr. Greg Brannon, and nursing practitioner Heather Grant, in response to the question, said "no." Read more here

NORTH CAROLINA

NC POLICY WATCH: Don’t kid yourself: Climate change is already harming North Carolina

The most recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) highlighted the hard but undeniable reality that the planet has already started to feel tangible and serious impacts of global warming. Unfortunately, here in the United States, popular discussions about the real and potential effects of climate change all too often revert to “well, I feel sorry for the droughts in Africa and the flooding in Bangladesh, but it really doesn’t affect me.” Sadly, those harboring such thoughts are kidding themselves. Read more here

NATIONAL

TRIANGLE TRIBUNE: High court upholds Michigan affirmative action ban
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court Tuesday upheld Michigan’s ban on using race as a factor in college admissions despite one justice’s impassioned dissent that accused the court of wanting to wish away racial inequality. Read more here

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CNN: Obama begins Asia tour with reassurance to Japan

Tokyo (CNN) — President Barack Obama arrived in Japan on Wednesday for the first part of his Asia trip that started with reassuring Tokyo of U.S. support in its bitter territorial dispute with China. Read more here

COMMUNITY

TRIANGLE TRIBUNE: Mayor Governor McCrory

Pat McCrory has been North Carolina’s governor for 15 months now, but he still doesn’t seem to have a handle on the position. He does have one part of the job down. He is always headed somewhere to cut a ribbon or tour a factory or get his haircut in a small town barbershop. He looks good on the videos his office produces and in the pictures they post of him on social media. Read more here

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