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Dole votes no; Hagen says she would have voted no

Sen. Elizabeth Dole did not support the bailout package passed by the Senate last week.
Dole said Wednesday the proposal is “a government takeover of our economy with no protection for taxpayers.” While she said the relief package was an improvement over the Bush administration’s original plan, Dole said it does nothing to fix the housing […]

By |October 5th, 2008|Politics 2008|0 Comments

Myrick to vote yes on bailout

Last week, Rep. Sue Myrick voted “no” on the bailout package proposed by Congress. This week, she’s going to vote yes–a sign the package will get passed. From Myrick’s office:

“I don’t want to have to vote for this bill, and I’m not defending it. It’s full of things that I don’t believe in.

But, we’re […]

By |October 3rd, 2008|Politics 2008|0 Comments

Civitas: NC healthcare on “downward spiral”

The Civitas Institute released a study saying NC helathcare is on the wrong path.
A compilation of several major health care indicators reveals that state policies designed to improve health care in North Carolina have failed. Health insurance costs are rising more rapidly than the national average, more children lack health coverage and the most vulnerable […]

By |September 29th, 2008|Politics 2008|0 Comments

Bob Dole is not in Kansas anymore

[singlepic=173,320,240,,center]Many of you might not have been aware, but former Senator and presidential contender Bob Dole was in Mint Hill Thursday stumping for his wife Elizabeth Dole who is in a tight senate race with Democrat Kay Hagen. Bob Dole was supposed to speak at the Chamber of Commerce, but when that fell through, Mint […]

By |September 28th, 2008|Politics 2008|0 Comments

Spinning out of control

Like a lot of Americans, Mint Hill Times columnist Leslie Southerland doesn’t know which way she is going to vote in the presidential election November 4.
I hope I can make a decision about who I think is truly the best candidate. And if not, I’ll just revert back to my thirteen-year-old rebellion and vote for the one nobody wants me to vote for. And maybe I’ll stick my tongue out while I press the button, just for effect.
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By |September 28th, 2008|Politics 2008|0 Comments

Bob Dole in Mint Hill TODAY

[singlepic=170,220,140,,right]Former Sen. Bob Dole (R-Kan.) will make several stops in the Piedmont today, including Mint Hill. Sen. Elizabeth Dole, Dole’s wife, and challenger Kay Hagan are in a close race with less than six weeks till the general election.

Dole will speak at 2:30 pm today at the Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce, and at 3 […]

By |September 25th, 2008|Politics 2008|0 Comments