Morning Call: October 22nd, 2018

Good Poll, Bad Poll With 15 days until the election, both sides got some news to celebrate.  The latest WSJ/NBC News poll shows Trump’s job approval numbers up while the Democrats continue to maintain their lead on the generic ballot. President Trump’s job-approval rating jumped to 47%, the highest level he has seen in office, up from 44% in September.  … Read More

Morning Call: October 19th, 2018

Colorful Candidates The Democrats in North Carolina are thrilled with their new suite of digital tools that will help energize and inform their voters this election season. Robert Howard, the NCDP Comm Director, was so excited he took to Twitter to describe what these new tools could do, “(my fav tool is http://whosrunning.org  which lets voters sort by key filters … Read More

Morning Call: October 18th, 2018

Rate Hikes Continue The Fed has been lifting short-term rates since December 2015, from near zero to slightly over 2%.  Officials voted unanimously at the September meeting to raise their benchmark rate to a range between 2% and 2.25%. Projections released after the meeting show most officials expected they would need to raise rates one more time this year and around three times … Read More

Morning Call: October 17th, 2018

3 Times The Charm Again a court in North Carolina has ruled the General Assembly’s law changing the makeup of the Board of Elections & Ethics has been found to be unconstitutional. In December of 2016 the Republican lead General Assembly passed a law changing the makeup of the board which eventually lead to the Supreme Court striking it down. … Read More

Morning Call: October 15th, 2018

Making It Rain It was a good, good day for the GOP. First we start with The Republican Governors Association who announced a Q3 haul of $42.6 million.  This brings their fundraising total for the 2017-2018 cycle to a new record-setting $156 million.  Just to put a cherry on top the record setting total eclipses the Democratic Governors Association’s fundraising … Read More

Morning Call: October 15th, 2018

A Better Deal for Hypocrisy The Democrat slogan for 2018 shouldn’t be “A Better Deal for our Democracy,” it should be A Better Deal for Hypocrisy. With all this Democrat pearl clutching about the divisive rhetoric of President Donald Trump you would think it would easy to dismiss rude behavior.  Yet when Democrat Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders was asked about … Read More