Paul Norcross of High Point will serve as chief political adviser for Republican Phil Berger Jr.’s campaign for 6th Congressional District, the campaign announced this morning.
Norcross, who starts with the Berger campaign immediately, will relinquish his post as chairman of the High Point Republican Party to take the position.
“Paul is well-respected throughout the district, and I am humbled that he would set aside his personal ambitions and accomplishments for my campaign to end Obamacare and take North Carolina values to Washington,” said Berger, who serves as district attorney for Rockingham County.
Norcross is co-founder and chairman of the not-for-profit 7 Degrees of Change Foundation. Norcross also founded the Global Supply Solutions Group specializing in the hospitality industry, and co-founded Phoenix Academy, a charter school in High Point.
In addition to leaving his post as the chairman of the High Point Republican Party, Norcross will relinquish his role as executive director of the Guilford County GOP and the regional chairman of the North Carolina Alliance for Public Charter Schools to join the campaign.
“There are serious challenges facing our world, our country, and our state,” Norcross said. “We desperately need a serious person in Washington that we can trust. Phil Berger will keep his promises and protect our interests. He is the only candidate in this race with the qualifications, resources, and background necessary to win in November.”
Berger is one of nine Republicans seeking their party’s nomination in the May 6 primary to succeed U.S. Rep. Howard Coble, R-6th, who is retiring for health reasons at the end of this year. The Republican and Democratic nominees will square off in the Nov. 4 general election.
In January, the open Web took a major hit when a court sided with Verizon over the FCC’s net neutrality rules. The defeat meant that Verizon or any other ISP could throttle certain types of traffic in favor of others. While the FCC could appeal the ruling, the Commission is apparently not going that route.
Reuters is reporting that the FCC will not be appealing the Verizon case instead opting to rewrite the rules. In last month’s ruling, the court said the FCC had the authority to regulate broadband access. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler will reportedly be using this authority as a jumping point to bring back the non-discrimination rules found in the original net neutrality rules.
Wheeler issued a statement Wednesday detailing how he intends to rewrite these rules. In his statement, he says the court upholding the Commission’s authority to regulate broadband access will be used to accomplish three goals – enforce and enhance the transparency rule, fulfill the “no blocking” goal, and fulfill the goals of the non-discrimination rule. While the court had no problem with the transparency rule, it did smack down the latter two. Wheeler says he will work within the confines of the court’s ruling to ensure that ISPs can not block or discriminate against Internet traffic. Continue reading →
Kay Hagan’s liberal cronies in DC are on the airwaves with another false, negative attack ad and I need your immediate contribution of $35 or more so that we can continue to fight back.
These new attack ads showcase another example of Hagan’s hypocrisy. While Kay Hagan denounces the use of outside funds against her, her liberal cronies in DC are dumping another half a million dollars in attack ads to falsely attack me. Kay Hagan and DC liberals know that our message is resonating, and they will stop at nothing to save Kay Hagan’s rubber stamp of the Obama agenda.
North Carolina deserves a Senator that votes with our interests and our values. We can’t allow their financial advantage to allow them to buy another six years for Hagan. I need your help today to win this race and am counting on you to contribute here.
Phil Berger, Jr. kept his promises when he was elected as Prosecutor. He is proud of his strong record of increasing prosecutions and reforming his office. He will kept his promises and that’s what he’ll do as your Congressman. Phil Berger Jr will fight to end Obamacare and stand up for conservative principles.
“North Carolinians aren’t falling for Kay Hagan’s political game of hide and go seek with President Obama,” said North Carolina Republican Party spokesman Daniel Keylin. “They know she supports Obama’s failed liberal agenda 96 percent of the time and cast the deciding vote for Obamacare. At least the private meeting gave Hagan an opportunity to personally thank President Obama for the glowing endorsement he gave her during his visit to North Carolina.” Read more at ncgop.org
As we celebrate President Ronald Reagan’s birthday today, we honor the life and legacy of this great conservative leader. President Reagan once said, “Freedom is one of the deepest and noblest aspirations of the human spirit.” Throughout his life, Reagan unabashedly promoted freedom, justice and peace throughout the world. And he was committed to preserving our conservative principles, protecting our Constitution, and proposing policies that limited government, cut taxes and strengthened our military. But perhaps Reagan’s greatest legacy was his ability to inspire a generation to do more, to be more… and to join our conservative cause. Join our Republican team in celebrating the life and honoring the legacy of President Ronald Reagan.
I was humbled and honored to give the Republican rebuttal last night after President Obama’s State of the Union address. Republicans have a bold vision – one that empowers the American people and doesn’t limit where you finish because of where you started.
Like you, I believe we shouldn’t spend more than we have. Republicans continue to prioritize important programs while cutting wasteful spending. Meanwhile, Obama and the Democrats continue to recklessly spend, raking in record levels of debt and deficits, and saddling you with $54,383 in debt. As a mom to three small children, I know how tough life has been for families in the Obama Economy. Our Republican policies aim to make life easier for you and your family. It shouldn’t be a struggle to put food on the table, gas in the car and money in savings.
Under Obama, gas prices have risen to $3.38 per gallon and the average family’s health insurance premiums have increased by $3,671. It’s not fair — and it’s not what Obama promised you. It’s unfair — and it’s frightening to think about what else is in store.
Last night, President Obama declared this year a year of action and has committed any and all means necessary to ram through his liberal agenda – including circumventing Congress. We need a strong Republican majority in Congress to keep Obama in check and to get our nation’s house in order.
After listening to President Obama’s State of the Union address, I’m fed up. I’m fed up with his empty promises, I’m fed up with his lies and I’m fed up with his liberal agenda. Are you?America can’t afford more spending, more debt and more government intrusion in our lives.
President Harry Truman Home in Independence, Missouri
Thought you’d enjoy this! It’s one you want your Children and Grandchildren to read. They won’t believe this happened, but it DID. In my opinion he was the last honorable democratic president…
Harry Truman was a different kind of President. He probably made as many, or more important decisions regarding our nation’s history as any of the other 32 Presidents preceding him. However, a measure of his greatness may rest on what he did after he left the White House.
The only asset he had when he died was the house he lived in, which was in Independence , Missouri . His wife had inherited the house from her mother and father and other than their years in the White House, they lived their entire lives there.
Food stamp rolls have been growing rapidly. But what many may not realize is that participation among able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs) has been skyrocketing compared to the total number of participants. That’s just one reason Congress should reform the food stamp program in the farm bill now under consideration. In just four years, the number of able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs) on the food stamp rolls skyrocketed by over 2 million. While overall food stamp use grew by 53 percent between Fiscal Year 2007 and Fiscal Year 2010 (from about 26 million to nearly 40 million), it more than doubled among able-bodied adults without dependents during this time–from 1.7 million to 3.9 million–an increase of roughly 127 percent. Food stamp spending today is roughly $80 billion, double what it was in Fiscal Year 2008.
To be blunt, I believe President Obama has broken his most important promise yet: to lead “the most transparent administration in history.” From ObamaCare to Benghazi, from the IRS scandal to the Fast and Furious scandal, the Obama Administration has continually thwarted congressional oversight and denied the American people the answers they deserve. The Obama Administration’s first instinct is to deny, distract and ignore.
Congress has a duty to thoroughly investigate these misgivings and provide a check on an Administration that thinks it’s above the law. As the Chief Watchdog in Congress, it’s my job to lead that effort. Last week, I was honored to be named the Conservative of the Year for holding President Obama and his liberal allies accountable for their gross government overreach and reckless disregard for the truth.
You are one of a handful of conservatives whom I have selected to take the confidential 2016 Presidential Straw Poll. The battle for the White House has already begun. That’s why we must start identifying potential nominees right now to lead the party in the 2016 elections. And we need your input.
The Washington political class is well aware of what we all know to be certain: that ObamaCare is an unmitigated disaster. The Democrat Members of Congress and staffers who wrote the 1,600 page monstrosity knew it would increase premiums and restrict individual choice. But the last thing President Obama wanted was to have the very Democrat congressmen and senators who passed ObamaCare to revolt on his signature legislation.
So what did he do? Obama directed the Office of Personnel Management to create a special exemption so Members of Congress and their staff could continue to receive federal contributions to their health plans. That’s right: President Obama issued an order to direct taxpayer funds to shield Democrat Members of Congress from the harmful effects of the very law they passed. This is not only wrong — but I also believe it’s illegal. And, worse, it’s indicative of the continued abuse of power and flagrant disregard of the Constitution by this President.
Americans for Prosperity has two new ads targeting House Democrats in swing districts, both of which make the case that Obamacare “doesn’t work” and should be repealed. The first ad, running in New Hampshire, tells Democratic congresswoman Annie Kuster to “stop thinking about politics and start thinking about people.” Watch it below:
As we prepare the battleground for 2014, we need patriots like you by our side now more than ever.
2014 will be an uphill battle, as we’re going up against the well-stocked Obama Machine that’s determined to take total control of Washington and continue to fundamentally transform America. We must protect our principles and defend our basic liberties by defeating these liberal bureaucrats. You and I know what makes America an exceptional nation. It’s not just a matter of who we are. It’s the record of what we’ve done.
We have stood and fought for freedom, opportunity and free enterprise. But sadly, under the reign of President Obama and Washington Liberals, these founding, fundamental American principles are under attack. That’s what’s at stake this election. Continue reading →