Tyler Cralle

Tyler Cralle is a founder and contributing editor of Tavern Voices.

“Over My Dead Body”

On Fox News Sunday, Rudy Giuliani was asked by Chris Wallace if he would let Trump talk to Robert Mueller.  His response, "Over my dead body, but, you know, I could be dead,” https://politi.co/2S0hV9D Can you blame him?  Giuliani has been criticized pretty soundly for his poor defense of the President.  However, his not allowing President Donald Trump to talk to...

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MORNING CALL: Bond, Education Bond

Republicans seem to be having a change a heart about a possible 2 billion dollar education bond. In 2017, lawmakers tried and failed to pass a 1.9 billion dollar bond that would help the k-12 education system. When teachers marched on Raleigh this summer they demanded an education bond for school construction.  Republicans at the time rejected this...

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The Good With The Bad

Yesterday was a quintessential day in Trump world.  Very good news and very bad news. The morning started off great for President Trump as the Wall Street Jornal reported that China was preparing to start opening their market to foreign investment, "China’s top planning agency and senior policy advisers are drafting the replacement for Made in China 2025, President Xi...

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It turns out that a redo in the 9th district would, in fact, include a primary election. Contrary to the previous reporting, The News & Observer reported a new primary would be included in a new election, "A proposal that would require another primary in the 9th Congressional District if suspected absentee ballot fraud results in a new election won...

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White Talks Consent Order

New Hanover County Commissioner Woody talks with Tyler about his opposition to the consent order focusing on how the order allows Chemours to not admit fault, gives Cape Fear Riverwatch oversight powers instead of DEQ, and why Bladen County residents are taken care of but New Hanover County residents were not

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MORNING CALL: The Neverending Story

Another day, another new accusation in Bladen County. On Tuesday, the North Carolina Democratic Party held a press conference highlighting an affidavit from Agnes Wilkes, a Bladen County poll assistant.  Wilkes argued that she saw votes being counted before election day, "On Saturday, 11/3/18, the last day of early voting, the ‘tape’ showing election results at the one-stop polling site was...

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Doubting The Downturn

If you were making investment decisions at lunchtime yesterday, you probably chose wrong.  The Dow closed up 34 points to 24423 after bouncing 619 points from its low to its high point. This continued volatility is clearly having an impact on the markets and business forecasts.  Businesses in the U.S. are less optimistic about the outlook for the coming year than they...

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MORNING CALL: A Kinder, Gentler GOP

The new General Assembly in 2019 will not only look different, but it could also act differently. The N&O's Colin Campbell noticed the lack of fireworks during the recent lame-duck session, "Their lame-duck session has been lacking the fireworks I’d expected in the last hurrah of veto-proof GOP rule. The main agenda item was voter ID. And with a...

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