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The left turns the offend-o-meter up to 11 after Trump supporters chant "Send Her Back" at ECU rally. Lt. Gov. Dan Forest was there and calls the chant "free speech." Forest also calls out NC capital media's bias, something Pete is happy to run with - featuring WRAL's "best" partisan hack.

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NC Lt. Gov. Dan Forest talks about last night's Trump rally in Greenville, NC. He says the controversial chant was "free speech." Forest also calls out NC media's double standard after Gov. Cooper takes politics to the pulpit.

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We look back at Ellen Frost's 2017 visit to WWNC. Her statements are revealing following the indictment of former County Manager Mandy Stone. It's been a two-day marathon for Common Cause's first expert testifying in the lawsuit over partisan gerrymandering.

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As Pete begins the coverage of the partisan gerrymandering case, news breaks that former Buncombe County Commissioner Ellen Frost - ally of Wanda Greene - is facing 11 federal charges.

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July 15, 2019 130 min

President Donald Trump tweets at "The Squad" and gives the Democrats reason to unite.

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The Democrats are eating each other, as AOC's "Squad" bucks Pelosi and company; and the black caucus questions the Justice Democrats' motives. Becki Gray's Raleigh Report focuses on the budget stalemate. NC Superintendent Mark Johnson discusses things like the new grading system for public schools.

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John Locke Foundation Senior VP Becki Gray says it is time to do what is right for the state, and end the budget impasse.

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Pete tries to figure just how much ground 20 tons of cocaine could cover. The uber-sensitive are miffed about white guys cooking Chinese food. A citizenship question will not be on the Census, but President Trump presents a solution.

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If NC expands Medicaid there could be some negative impacts, like more doctors who stop taking on Medicaid patients. NC Treasurer Dale Folwell reacts to the "Burn In Hell" email from a Moses Cone executive. Governor Cooper's budget "compromise" spends more than his original proposal and Republicans dangle Medicaid expansion outside the framework of the budget.

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State Treasurer Dale Folwell makes the case for his Clear Pricing Project and dismisses the continued attacks by hospital officials.

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Governor Roy Cooper insists he has a compromise on the budget. His "compromise" includes his side getting roughly 90% of what he wants.

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The US Women's National Team, fresh off it's 2nd straight World Cup win, fights for equal pay (despite actually getting a greater percentage of the Cup's total revenue than the men's team). Other layers of their media profile include their hate of Trump and mistreatment of the American flag, but do they have any legitimate arguments? A look inside the data of soccer's compensation system says no. It's time again for the now-annual ... Read more

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Amid a leftist smear campaign over his recent speech at a Salisbury church, Lt. Gov. Dan Forest joins Pete to discuss.

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Abby the Spoon Lady objects Pete's assertion from a WLOS story that she is moving to Wichita to continue busking. Asheville's future after the Flat Iron Building hotel decision, as foretold by AC-T's John Boyle and city councilman Keith Young. Lt. Gov. Dan Forest responds to the smears from leftist political action committees. The latest on an offensive secret Facebook page for CBP agents. A look at "The Perception Gap" numbers amo... Read more

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Lt. Gov. Dan Forest is being accused of being a racist by the Left over his comments on diversity during a speech at a Salisbury church. With a push from leftist think tanks Think Progress and American Bridge, the N&O published an article comparing Forest to Steve King and even White Nationalists. Breaking News: Think Progress is now up for sale, citing declining advertising during the Trump Administration. How Antifa grew from the... Read more

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Asheville's most famous busker, Abby the Spoon Lady, is moving back to her native Wichita, KS. How could the tourism boom and Flat Iron Building be responsible for her exodus? Becki Gray, SVP of the John Locke Foundation, checks in on the Governor's budget veto. NC Superintendent Mark Johnson discusses teacher pay and financial literacy in schools. A flyer found posted around downtown Asheville threatens businesses and civic leader... Read more

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The US Supreme Court says partisan gerrymandering is an issue for states to regulate. Lt. Gov. Dan Forest reacts to the decision and discusses the Medicaid expansion showdown with Gov. Cooper. Democrats finally see a crisis at the southern border. SCOTUS also rules against a citizenship question on the Census.

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NC Lt. Gov. Dan Forest gives his take on the redistricting fight and the Supreme Court's ruling, saying partisan gerrymandering rules should be passed in the legislatures. Also he discusses Gov. Cooper's budget showdown.

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The Flatiron Building will be turned into a boutique hotel, despite the complaints from "locals." Jason Sandford of Ashevegas joins Pete in the studio. Sheriff Miller goes to Raleigh to oppose the ICE detainer bill. Democrats can't stop lying about the bill's intent or impact.

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Jason Sandford of Ashevegas stops by to recap last night's decision by Asheville City Council to approve a conditional use permit for turning the Flatiron Building into a boutique hotel.

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