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Pat McCrory dons tinfoil hat in bid for NC governor

June 12, 2012 - Despite a record of environmental pragmatism as Charlotte mayor, the North Carolina Republican gubernatorial hopeful has embraced a paranoid conspiracy theory that sees sustainable development as an evil United Nations plot to take over the world. Where did this idea come from, and what does it mean for McCrory's political future?

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.