Rubio In Raleigh On Saturday

logo-emailPresidential candidate, Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), is coming to Raleigh on Saturday.

Here are the details in brief:

What: North Carolina Rally with Marco Rubio
When: Saturday, January 9 2016 at 4:30pm EST
Where: North Carolina State Fairgrounds – Governor James E. Holshouser Building. 1025 Blue Ridge Boulevard. Raleigh, NC 27607

If you support Senator Rubio or are interested in hearing him speak, the campaign asks that you RSVP by clicking here.  Fill out the necessary details.  Tickets are free, but limited..

Durham GOP To Hold Gala Fundraiser on Saturday Eve

4ecdc7_89088a3e5f23458da4faf8f09d955ed1The Durham County Republican Party is having a gala on Saturday evening at 7 p.m and the NC Beagle Conservative Watchdog will be there.

Watch for a full report on the happenings at the gala and look for interviews with candidates for statewide office.  State and local races are often lightly covered, especially in big election cycles, like 2016.  That’s where we come in.

To learn more about the event, click here and register to attend. Tickets start at $45.


Dale Folwell on Unemployment Taxes

Dale Folwell
Dale Folwell

Former Assistant Secretary of Commerce, Dale Folwell, went on the record about his views on Unemployment Taxes.  Folwell was interviewed on December 15th by popular Lt. Governor Dan Forest (R-NC).   He’s a candidate for North Carolina Treasurer.

Read more about Folwell in the Raleigh News and Observer and watch the video below.  He is a former Speaker Pro Tempore in the North Carolina House of Representatives and served four terms.  The Republican is married and resides in Winston-Salem.  (More to come on this important race.)


Why We Celebrate Christmas

Mrs. Schlafly is the author is a number of books.
Mrs. Schlafly is the author is a number of books.

The following appears on Mrs. Phyllis Schlafly‘s blog, The Eagle Forum:

Amid all the Christmas trees and tinsel and gifts and holiday festivities, let us not forget that today we celebrate Somebody’s birthday, Somebody whose birthday is always remembered even after more than 2,000 years.

So let’s take a couple of moments to recall the beautiful story of His birth, as told long ago by St. Luke:

And it came to pass in those days, that there went out from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child. And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them; and they were afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

May the peace of the Lord be with you this Christmas as we remember the reason for this joyful time of year.

What Happened One Christmas Night

The most important Christmas since the Birth of Christ was the Christmas of 1776. That’s the day a courageous, risk-taking General George Washington turned the tide of the American Revolution by his famous crossing of the Delaware River. Many of his 5,000 soldiers were so thinly clad as to be unfit for fighting. Some soldiers had no shoes, just old rags tied around their feet. Most enlistments were due to expire the first of the year. Washington wrote to his nephew that December: “Your imagination can scarce extend to a situation more distressing than mine.”

Washington developed a plan for his men to cross the Delaware River on Christmas night and attack the Hessian mercenaries who occupied Trenton, New Jersey. His plan risked everything. If it failed, the dream of American independence would die in Trenton.At dark, the American troops started to board the boats for the crossing. The night was cold and raw. Washington reached the Jersey side at 3 a.m. The storm was in full fury, with sleet cutting like a knife. The troops with Washington made contact with the Hessians at 8 o’clockin the morning. In an hour of ferocious combat, against all odds, the Americans defeated the well-trained, well-fed, and well-rested Hessians. About 9 a.m., the Hessians surrendered. The Americans took 948 prisoners, including 32 officers and many horses and firearms. A British historian later wrote: “It may be doubted whether so small a number of men ever employed so short a space of time with greater or more lasting results upon the history of the world.”

Washington credited his victory to the Lord, writing this order to his troops: “The Providential goodness which we have experienced demand from us the warmest returns of gratitude and piety to the Supreme Author of all good.”

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How Conservatives Saved Christmas

Yes, Virginia, conservatives have saved Christmas….or your Christmas taxes, that is.

According to the Carolina Partnership for Reform:

Based on a study from N. C. Policy Watch, Ned Barnett’s News and Observer says Republican tax reforms have increased taxes for lower-income families.

But they conveniently ignore the nearly 20% cut in the state sales tax rate conservative reformers passed in 2011 which heavily benefits lower and middle-income families. Looking at the bigger picture, all income brackets are saving money.

Everyone saves money, even the poor.  How about that Ned?


NC Beagle Watchdog To Report from CPAC 2016

194d8776fcb64ce99bd2e82238dc6fc5If you can’t make it to the next CPAC, not to worry.  The NC Beagle Watchdog will be reporting live, via video and the written word.

Organized annually by the American Conservative Union, this year’s event will be held right outside of Washington DC, from March 2-6, 2016.

If you are interesting in attending, check it out for yourself.  The lineup of speakers is outstanding and attendance will break records..

NCGOP Happy With Campaign Filings

ncgop_logo_reddf7691763d7dLeaders at the North Carolina Republican Party appeared thrilled with the slate of candidates they are proposing in 2016.   In this election cycle, they say:

“The NCGOP has filled all the 2016 Council of State and Appeals Court races, while contesting 44 races in the State Senate (up from 41 in 2014), compared to just 38 for the Democrats. The NCGOP will also have candidates running in 90 House races.”

The party stated that “the impressive slate of candidates across the state to continue the record of economic success and oppose the Obama-Clinton-Cooper agenda.”

Hassan-gives-rousing-speech-980x1024Republican leadership has helped create more than 230,000 jobs, implemented historic tax reform and is making North Carolina a top state for both business and employment. It’s no wonder there’s a draw for more Republican leadership in North Carolina,” said NCGOP Chairman Hasan Harnett.  (left)

“We are already hard at work with Republican candidates in 2016, like Lt. Governor Dan Forest, who could become the first Republican in North Carolina’s history  re-elected to the post.

“We’re hitting the ground running to elect Republicans in 2016”.

Nix takes the Vice Chairman’s Race

Michelle Nix of Kinston, NC, handily won the Vice chairman’s race.  She defeated longtime NCGOP and Guilford County volunteer, Marcus Kindley and candidate John Lewis.

Nix picked up 645 raw votes.  Kindley drew 209, and Lewis gathered 163.  With the weighted vote total in, Nix has 62%.

Congratulations to Michelle Nix!   We look forward to working with you as our party grows..