Husband and Father to a beautiful little girl. Avid reader, writer, and blogger. Huge political junkie. Addicted to coffee. Born again runner. Enjoy cooking and adult beverages.

 

thepoliticalnotebook:

On Meet The Press just a few minutes ago… Sen. Feinstein announces intentions to introduce legislation to ban assault weapons when the new Congress begins. 
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thepoliticalnotebook:

On Meet The Press just a few minutes ago… Sen. Feinstein announces intentions to introduce legislation to ban assault weapons when the new Congress begins. 

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Finally, can sip Cabernet on the porch after work. #lovefall (Taken with Instagram at The Riviera Patio)

Finally, can sip Cabernet on the porch after work. #lovefall (Taken with Instagram at The Riviera Patio)

Opinion: Dems hold hope for the South - The Hill - covering Congress, Politics, Political Campaigns and Capitol Hill | TheHill.com

Why are we here? Why did the Obama reelection team pick North Carolina for the Democratic convention? As the convention begins, prominent Democrats are still grumbling about that question.

They fear the Tar Heel State is no sure win for the president. Recall that in 2008, Barack Obama won North Carolina by 0.4 percentage points over Arizona Sen. John McCain (R). Before that, the state had gone Republican in every presidential election since 1976. Current polls have Obama and Romney tied in the state. When then-President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964, he famously told an aide that the Democrats would “lose the South for a generation.”

How often can one say on June 15 in NC that there is no humidity and the sky is clear blue?  (Taken with Instagram at The Riviera Patio)

How often can one say on June 15 in NC that there is no humidity and the sky is clear blue? (Taken with Instagram at The Riviera Patio)

Charles Malone 4 Congress: Malone Responds to Justice Department Dismissal of Edwards Case

malone4congress:

Press Release from Charles Malone for Congress.

Former U.S. Attorney George Holding’s decision to charge former Senator John Edwards had nothing to do with public integrity, and everything to do with political opportunism, according to Charles Malone, Democratic candidate for North Carolina’s 13

Charles Malone 4 Congress: Malone links jobs dip to need for jobs bill passage

malone4congress:

News Release

June 3, 2012

“This latest government employment report is just one more strong indication of the need for Congressional passage of a jobs bill,” said Charles Malone, Democratic candidate for Congress in the 13th N.C. district.

Figures released in a government jobs report show that…

Who can ask for a better Sunday morning?  Amanda got me @dunkindonuts coffee and the weather is perfect to sit outside and read @nytimes.  (Taken with Instagram at The Riviera Patio)

Who can ask for a better Sunday morning? Amanda got me @dunkindonuts coffee and the weather is perfect to sit outside and read @nytimes. (Taken with Instagram at The Riviera Patio)

Relaxation…

Enjoying the sunshine and readingThe Passage of Powerby Robert Caro is relaxing and great for the body, mind, and spirit. 

Beginning my summer reading.  (Taken with Instagram at The Riviera Patio)

Beginning my summer reading. (Taken with Instagram at The Riviera Patio)

Chicken almost done.  (Taken with Instagram at The Riviera Patio)

Chicken almost done. (Taken with Instagram at The Riviera Patio)

Making a chicken on the grill for family dinner.  #LovinSummerTime (Taken with Instagram at The Riviera Patio)

Making a chicken on the grill for family dinner. #LovinSummerTime (Taken with Instagram at The Riviera Patio)

Enjoying a beautiful spring day in Raleigh with Amanda and Meredith! (Taken with Instagram at Natty Greene’s Pub & Brewing)

Enjoying a beautiful spring day in Raleigh with Amanda and Meredith! (Taken with Instagram at Natty Greene’s Pub & Brewing)

theeconomist:

This week’s cover: we warn British readers that the West’s most radical government is in trouble. It needs to rediscover its boldness and honesty.

theeconomist:

This week’s cover: we warn British readers that the West’s most radical government is in trouble. It needs to rediscover its boldness and honesty.