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Republicans make big advances thanks to Citizens United

September 5, 2014 - Two election cycles after the landmark Supreme Court decision loosening restrictions on corporate money in politics, research is emerging that assesses its impact on our political system -- and it finds that the decision has disproportionately benefited Republicans, especially in North Carolina and Tennessee.

Art Pope vs. cooperative economics: Who will save Raleigh's food desert?

September 5, 2014 - Now that he's stepping down as North Carolina's budget director, conservative kingmaker Art Pope will have more time to devote to his discount retail company, which recently announced controversial plans to open a grocery in a historic black Raleigh neighborhood that's also a food desert. But Pope may face competition from a food cooperative offering a dramatically different business model.

Art Pope's money key to N.C. anti-gay marriage push

November 10, 2011 - North Carolina powerbroker Art Pope is often described as a "libertarian," but he's veered from libertarian views on gay marriage, pouring nearly $1 million into anti-gay marriage organizations -- including the group spearheading an anti-marriage amendment campaign in North Carolina.