NEWS & OBSERVER: Morning Memo: Kay Hagan keeps attacks focused on Thom Tillis

Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan thinks she knows who will win the Republican primary for U.S. Senate: Thom Tillis. In an interview Friday with the Associated Press, she said her campaign will continue to focus on the House speaker and try to link him to the conservative backers of Americans for Prosperity, which supported most of the Republican legislative agenda. Read more here

FROM HAGAN FOR SENATE Campaign: Get the facts on Koch and Tillis

The Hagan campaign has launched a new fact page to educate the public on Tillis’ connection with the Koch brother. The site outlines how the oil baron’s are trying to buy the state and continue their war on the middle class. Read more here SL23m4ywCtNv0o8TrtAg17OXYi8yeOBYYyTwyinAqEvLmVq4TIgDJnHo_PoahgG3SPPIY2uYHqFE2W_q-BEs3aSnP1PZQxfqm07l5NpX21oiYIL7cszR2gXBTi-UMw

HUFFINGTON POST: Environmental Groups Launch Ad Blitz Defending Vulnerable Lawmakers

WASHINGTON—Environmental groups are launching a multi-million dollar television advertising blitz to defend vulnerable members of Congress in four states. Five environmental groups are pitching in for ads in North Carolina, Iowa, Michigan and Maine, beginning Monday, that back House members and senators who have supported key environmental measures. The groups are paying separately for the ads, which cost a combined $4.95 million, according to a source familiar with the campaign. Read more here

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SEE VIDEO HERE: NC Clean Air Champion Ad

SACE shows support, and the support of their members, for North Carolina’s courageous congressional leader, Senator Kay Hagan, who supports clean energy, jobs and clean air policies that protect public health.


NEWS & OBSERVER: Cooper doesn’t heed McCrory’s coal-ash advice; calls on EPA

Attorney General Roy Cooper isn’t heeding the governor’s advice to butt out of the coal-ash controversy. Cooper has asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to help North Carolina ensure the coal ash lagoons are secured using the latest technologies. Read more here

NEWS & OBSERVER: NAACP reps meet with citizens about voter legislation

RALEIGH — Civil rights advocates held a community forum Sunday at Martin Street Baptist Church to discuss what they called an “egregious rollback of voting rights and protections” in the aftermath of new laws passed nationally, and particularly by the Republican-dominated state government. The meeting was convened by the Raleigh-Apex chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Read more here


NYTimes: Krugman: Wealth over work

It seems safe to say that “Capital in the Twenty-First Century,” the magnum opus of the French economist Thomas Piketty, will be the most important economics book of the year — and maybe of the decade. Mr. Piketty, arguably the world’s leading expert on income and wealth inequality, does more than document the growing concentration of income in the hands of a small economic elite. Read more here.

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