Rowan County Commission Meeting at 3 P.M. on March 2nd at the County Administration Building in Salisbury, N.C.

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James O’Keefe Follows Up On Al Sharpton Story….

Originally posted on The Last Refuge:

(Via Project Veritas) Following the negative comments directed at the Reverend Al Sharpton by the family and representatives of Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, and Michael Brown, James O’Keefe went to Al Sharpton’s weekly National Action Network to question the Reverend.

Before being “compelled” to leave the rally by several very large men standing over him, the good Reverend directly addressed O’Keefe and another Project Veritas journalist mid speech. A visibly flustered Sharpton said that O’Keefe was clowning and accused him (and the right wing in general) of distorting, exaggerating, and lying.

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N.C. Senate Advances Bill to Protect First Amendment Rights, Jobs

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N.C. Senate Advances Bill to Protect First Amendment Rights, Jobs

by Rowan Free Press

Press Release

Raleigh, N.C. – The North Carolina Senate passed bipartisan legislation Wednesday to protect the First Amendment rights – and jobs – of magistrates and registers of deeds’ employees whose participation in marriage ceremonies would violate their core religious beliefs.

“While activist courts have trampled North Carolina voters’ definition of marriage, we have to comply with their orders until the U.S. Supreme Court settles the issue. This bill preserves the ability of everyone who is legally eligible to get married,” said Senate Leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham.) “But while the courts have taken steps to provide special rights to some, we must not ignore the constitutionally-protected rights of others.”

Senate Bill 2 makes clear that magistrates and registers of deeds’ employees with religious objections have the right to recuse themselves from performing all marriages without fear of losing their jobs or facing criminal prosecution. Those officials may not pick and choose which marriages to perform. And the bill tasks the top elected officials in local court districts – including chief district judges and registers of deeds – with developing plans to ensure recent federal court orders on marriage are carried out.

Berger filed the legislation in response to recent events in his home county and in communities across the state. In October, a longtime Rockingham County magistrate was forced to resign from his job when, after making multiple suggestions for alternate assignments and offering to work the night shift, he was told by a supervising judge that no accommodation would be made for his constitutionally protected religious beliefs.

The incident was just one of several reports of magistrates across North Carolina leaving their jobs rather than compromise their religious beliefs – a problem worsened by the N.C. Administrative Office of the Courts’ failure to provide guidance on existing federal and state protections afforded to them.

Under the bill, any magistrates who resigned or lost their jobs as a result of this issue are also allowed to reapply for vacant positions.

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White House Says They Will Not Release IRS Documents On Tea Party Targeting

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The Obama administration is refusing to publicly release more than 500 documents on the IRS’s targeting of Tea Party groups.

Twenty months after the IRS scandal broke, there are still many unanswered questions about who was spearheading the agency’s scrutiny of conservative-leaning organizations.

The Hill sought access to government documents that might provide a glimpse of the decision-making through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.

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Jason Paul Elliott, Hunted Down by K-9 Dog in Salisbury, N.C. Tuesday after allegedly Burglarizing Terrace Drive Home

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♦ Jason Paul Elliott, 37, of 9115 Stokes Ferry Road in Salisbury, was tracked down by a Salisbury Police Dog named Zero minutes after officers were dispatched to a burglary call around 2 p.m. on Tuesday to a home on Terrace Drive.  Eliot, wearing a black mask and toting a knapsack, was surprised by the female home owner who chased the alleged burglar a short distance and then called 911.

Within a short time officers showed up with Zero the K-9 who quickly picked up the scent and flushed Elliot out near Faith Road.  After Elliot’s surrender, the police located two bags nearby packed with items from the victim’s home.  The police recovered a number of video games, jewelry, and two handguns (.22-caliber and 9 mm).

Elliott was charged with breaking and entering a building (felony) and felony larceny–committed pursuant to violation of GS 14-51,54.

Elliott was placed under a…

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Scott Walker forms committee in preparation for 2016 presidential bid

Scott Walker forms committee in preparation for 2016 presidential bid. http://tiny.iavian.net/4006

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Obama veto threats at record pace to begin new Congress

Obama veto threats at record pace to begin new Congress. http://tiny.iavian.net/404x

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Obama Approval Rating At 50 Percent As Republicans Abandon Immigration Campaign Promises – Breitbart

Obama Approval Rating At 50 Percent As Republicans Abandon Immigration Campaign Promises – Breitbart. http://tiny.iavian.net/3zq7

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Trouble in GOP ranks kills votes on border and abortion bills

Trouble in GOP ranks kills votes on border and abortion bills. http://tiny.iavian.net/400t

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Boehner rips right for raising money by ‘just beating the dickens out of me’ @drudgereportapp

Boehner rips right for raising money by ‘just beating the dickens out of me’. http://tiny.iavian.net/3yvu

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Boehner rips right for raising money by ‘just beating the dickens out of me’

Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is blaming conservative groups in Washington for turning him into a human pinata to raise money.

In an interview to air on Sunday’s “60 Minutes” on CBS, Boehner said he doesn’t disagree that much with conservatives on policy, but that the groups beat “the dickens out of me” in order to line their own pockets.

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“The issue with the Tea Party isn’t one of strategy. It’s not one of different vision,” Boehner said, according to excerpts released by CBS.

“It’s a disagreement over tactics, from time to time. Frankly, a lot is being driven by national groups here in Washington who have raised money and just beating the dickens out of me,” Boehner said in the joint interview with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).

“It works. They raise money, put it in their pocket, and pay themselves big salaries,” Boehner added. 

Boehner has faced his share of rebellions from conservative members. This year, he had to contend with a brief attempt to oust him as Speaker. Members in the right wing of the party frequently say he is too lenient on the Obama administration. In the CBS interview, Boehner said his “voting record is as conservative as anybody here.” 

In recent days, conservative lawmakers have criticized House leadership because they believe Boehner and others have backed down from confronting the administration over the president’s executive order on immigration. 

Boehner has hit at conservative groups before, criticizing the Heritage Foundation and Club for Growth in 2013 after they opposed a bipartisan budget deal from Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.).

“Frankly, I just think they’ve lost all credibility,” he said at the time. “I don’t care what they do.”

This story was updated at 5:30 p.m.

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