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Roy Cooper testing waters for 2016 governor's race

Democratic Attorney General Roy Cooper has been making calls to supporters testing the waters for a possible bid against Republican Gov. Pat McCrory in 2016, insiders say.

Cooper's calls are described as very preliminary, seeing if the support and money would be there for a possible run. Cooper is said to be angry at the direction of the Republican legislature and McCrory. He also recently sent out an email to supporters blasting the new voter ID law that McCrory has signed.

He also started a petition asking McCrory not to sign the voter ID bill.

Cooper's public criticisms of the voter ID bill drew a rebuke from McCrory, who told WRAL "the attorney general gave me his political opinion, not his legal opinion.'' The governor suggested Cooper might be in a conflict of interest.

Cooper responded by noting that his personal opinions have no bearing on his legal duties as attorney general.

Cooper, who was first elected attorney general in 2000, has been talked about for governor in the past, but he has always taken a pass.


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Shezanne Cassim, the American jailed in the United Arab Emirates after posting a video parody, was sentenced Monday to one year in prison and a fine of 10,000 UAE dirhams (approximately $2,700).
The young American living in the UAE has been imprisoned since April, his family says, for posting what was intended to be a funny video on the Internet.
He was accused of defaming the UAE's image abroad, according to The National, the country's main English-language newspaper.
The video in question is a 19-minute short that pokes fun at a clique of Dubai teens who are influenced by hip-hop culture. In the 1990s, the label "Satwa G" was coined for a group of suburban teens who were known to talk tougher than they really were.
The video depicts a look at a "combat school" in the suburb of Satwa, where these "gangsters" are trained. The training includes how to throw sandals at targets, using clothing accessories as whips, and how to call on the phone for backup.Cassim's family says the 29-year-old has been charged with endangering national security.The charges were not read out in court. UAE officials would only say "Mr. Cassim was charged under the UAE's penal code. Anyone charged with a crime under the laws of the UAE is entitled to the fair trial protections contained in the UAE's constitution."
Cassim, from Woodbury, Minnesota, moved to Dubai in 2006 after graduating from college to work for PricewaterhouseCoopers.
He and some friends made and posted the video online in 2012. He was arrested in April. He was interrogated and arrested in Dubai before being transferred to a maximum security prison in Abu Dhabi. His family says it was five months before he was notified of the charges against him.

Cooper is a tax/spend liberal

As a State Senator, Roy Cooper voted for higher taxes and thicker regulations. His record simply doesn't support his rhetoric.

Roy Cooper is UNqualified !

sorry, but he fails to uphold the NC Constitution, therefore he is very much UNqualified to hold any other office.

We need him OUT from there ASAP. He is nothing but joke fodder for the NYTimes , etc...


No bearing at all....and your letters and emails have nothing to do with preparing for your run....all of you guys are full of it...Republican, Democrat, it does not matter....if you have to win a vote for your job...most of the time you lie.

A welcome choice

North Carolinians who are unhappy with the current policy makers and their favoring rich people while hurting the poor and the jobless should welcome a moderate Democrat with proven ability in public office.

Roy would be good

Other well known candidates that would attract statewide support would be Randy Voller and Rev. Barber.

Run Roy

Before the state is irrevocably destroyed.


No thanks Mr. Cooper

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