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    Examining North Carolina’s Falling Unemployment Rate

    On January 1, maximum unemployment insurance (UI) benefits dropped across most of America. Not in North Carolina. The Tar Heel State already ended extended UI benefits in July 2013. What happened afterward has caused considerable controversy. No one disagrees that North Carolina’s unemployment rate began rapidly falling almost immediately after … More

    303 Hours and Counting: N.C. Man Still Can't Delete Personal Information from HealthCare.gov

    Justin Hadley, the North Carolina man who could access a stranger’s private information on HealthCare.gov, is counting down the hours until his account is removed from HealthCare.gov — literally. Time since he first contacted the Department of Health and Human Services and received no help: about 303 hours. His countdown … More

    States Struggle to Draw Interest in Obamacare Health Plans

    Obamacare’s rollout has become a punch line for late-night comedians, Saturday Night Live, and the Country Music Awards, which all noted that only six people enrolled in the federal health exchange’s website on its first day. But the federal exchange isn’t the only part of the health law that’s suffering. … More

    Security Breach Victim: It Took 5 Days and a Congressional Hearing to Get Government's Attention

    It took a congressional hearing for the man whose security was breached on HealthCare.gov to finally get his information removed from the system — a request he made for five days, without any response. Tom Dougall of South Carolina found out HealthCare.gov exposed his personal information on Friday after receiving a … More

    Caught in the Obamacare Web

    Each new day brings more disturbing news about the reckless rollout of Obamacare. Americans deserve better than this unworkable law. They also deserve the truth. And right now, they are getting neither from the Obama Administration. Six days ago, a North Carolina man named Justin Hadley logged on to HealthCare.gov … More

    Exclusive: Marilyn Tavenner Did Not Speak Truth Under Oath, Says Victim of Security Breach

    A top Obama administration official came under fire Tuesday after her congressional testimony conflicted with the account of a man at the center of the HealthCare.gov security breach. Marilyn Tavenner, administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, promised a Senate committee that the U.S. Department of Health and … More

    Man Who Discovered HealthCare.gov Privacy Breach Still Waiting for Help

    It’s been five days since Justin Hadley received a total stranger’s private information on HealthCare.gov, and despite claims from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, he’s still without answers. On Sunday, Hadley could access the private eligibility information of Tom Dougall, a man in South Carolina who had … More

    Governor Challenges Status Quo, Brings Reforms to North Carolina

    North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory visited Heritage this week to discuss the dynamic reforms he’s spearheaded since taking office 10 months ago. He spoke to us about confronting the good ol’ boys network in the Tar Heel State and how conservatives can win in the future. McCrory, a former mayor … More

    UPDATE: North Carolina Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest Reveals the Bureaucracy Behind Common Core

    Why did North Carolina Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest just receive 40,000 sheets of paper in the mail? In July, Forest sent the state’s Department of Public Instruction (DPI) a request for information on the Common Core national standards. DPI officials responded by asking Forest to send them 10,000 sheets of … More

    10,000 Pages Needed to Answer Common Core Questions

    North Carolina Lt. Governor Dan Forest continues to stand up for educational freedom in his state by questioning the stakes connected to the implementation of the Common Core national education standards. In June, Forest released a video explaining his opposition to North Carolina’s rush to adopt the Common Core and … More