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Local news blogging: NC college board welcomes illegals

Illegal immigrants in North Carolina may again pursue two-year degrees after the State Board of Community Colleges voted 16 to 1 in unanimous approval Friday.  Under the ruling, immigrants without legal papers will still have to pay out of state tuition and won't be eligible for financial aid.  Local bloggers had this to say.

Local News Blogging: Virginal Gubernatorial Race

Polls conducted for the Virginia gubernatorial election between Creigh Deeds (D) and Bob McDonnell (R) before yesterday's debate vary widely, but it appears this race may be getting tighter.  Virginia bloggers comment on the latest polls and yesterday's debate.

Gore minion on NEA's controversial call?

The National Endowment for the Arts controversial August 10 conference call included some interesting participants eager to help the NEA, United We Serve, and the White House.  One of the participants was an employee at former Vice President Al Gore's Current TV. 

Local News Blogging: State Bloggers on ACORN

As BigGovernment prepares to release EVEN MORE videos of filmmaker James O'Keefe and TownHall.com columnist Hannah Giles busting ACORN offices coast-to-coast, local bloggers in states with exploited ACORN offices follow side-stories and offer commentary.

Sergant's outreach effort was always political

 Yosi Sergant, now former Communications Director of the National Endowment for the Arts was active in the Barack Obama  presidential campaign in 2008.  He was a curator at an art show during the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver. 

Americans for the Arts disputes NEA editorial

On Sept. 13, Americans for the Arts emailed The Washington Times a letter objecting to an editorial published online on Sept. 11 and in the Sept. 14 print edition of the paper. They published both on their web site on Sept. 14 and you can read them in full there. Now The Washington Times responds.