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  • Health Law Poses a Test in New Hampshire Senate Race

    04/16/2014 7:58:38 AM PDT · by Kenny · 4 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | April 15, 2014 | Janet Hook
    SALEM, N.H.—New Hampshire's rollout of the Affordable Care Act has been one of the rockiest in the nation, putting Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen on the front lines of Republican efforts to make the 2014 elections a referendum on the health law.Only a single insurer in the state offers policies through the new law. Ten of the state's 26 hospitals and one fifth of its primary care providers aren't in its network. Residents of Concord, the state capital, have to drive to other cities to get covered hospital care.If Ms. Shaheen can weather those conditions, Democrats say it would bode well...
  • Jeb Bush's Amnesty Comments Booed at Freedom Summit

    04/14/2014 5:48:14 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 Apr 2014, 7:09 AM PDT | Tony Lee
    The mention of former Florida Governor Jeb Bush was resoundingly booed when Donald Trump brought up Bush's comments about illegal immigration being "an act of love." Speaking at the inaugural Freedom Summit in New Hampshire on Saturday, which was organized by Americans for Prosperity and Citizens United, Trump said he has heard a lot of crazy things but that Bush's comment was “out there.”“And he was talking about people that come into this country illegally, they do it for love,” he said, according to The Hill. “And I said, say it again I didn’t get — that’s one I’ve never heard before…...
  • Ted Cruz Is Beating Rand Paul in the Tea Party Primary

    04/14/2014 5:58:04 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 47 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Apr 14 2014, 2:51 PM ET | Molly Ball
    The two men's presidential hopes rest on appeals to the right-wing grassroots—and those voters seem to prefer Cruz. MANCHESTER, N.H.—Rand Paul has been methodically planning his run for president. Now Ted Cruz could come along and spoil the whole thing. Both senators have a path to the Republican nomination that rests on the support of the Tea Party. And when forced to choose, that segment appears to prefer Cruz, whose speech to an activists' gathering here over the weekend was the more enthusiastically received of the two. Saturday's Freedom Summit, billed as an early audition for potential 2016 candidates,...
  • Ted Cruz Blasts Notion Sebelius Resigned Because Obamacare Succeeded

    04/13/2014 9:01:45 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 Apr 2014 | Tony Lee
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said that, if the mainstream media and Democrats are correct that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius resigned because Obamacare succeeded, then every other Democrat should follow her out of the Obama administration.  Speaking at the New Hampshire Freedom Summit, which was organized by Americans for Prosperity and Citizens United, Cruz joined other potential 2016 GOP presidential contenders at the event the day after Sebelius left the administration after the disastrous Obamacare rollout.Cruz said that if people listen to Democrats or the mainstream press (Cruz apologized for repeating himself – to much laughter), "they will tell...
  • Ted Cruz says he's optimistic about turning US around, offers plan for change

    04/13/2014 9:15:25 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 19 replies
    Lubbock Avalanche-Journal ^ | April 12, 2014 - 2:43pm
    <p>MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Ted Cruz says he’s optimistic about the country’s future.</p> <p>The health care law — well, that’s another story.</p> <p>The Texas senator — a possible 2016 presidential candidate — spoke before a group of conservatives in New Hampshire on Saturday.</p>
  • Senator Cruz at the Freedom Summit

    04/13/2014 3:02:07 AM PDT · by iowamark · 6 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | 4/12/2014
    Citizens United and Americans for Prosperity Foundation held the inaugural “Freedom Summit” at the Executive Court Banquet Facility in Manchester, N.H. 26 minute video at the link
  • Obama Selects First Openly Gay Episcopal Bishop to Lead Easter Prayer

    04/14/2014 9:57:36 AM PDT · by massmike · 60 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | 04/14/2014 | Andrew Kirell
    Obama pulled a surprise move Monday at the White House’s Easter Prayer Breakfast when he selected Gene Robinson to lead the closing prayer. Robinson is famously known as the first openly gay Episcopal bishop. Talking Points Memo’s Tom Kludt spotted the following tweet from Robinson, who was in attendance: Bishop Gene Robinson @BishopGRobinson POTUS "preaches" at the Easter prayer breakfast. Then, out of the blue, asks ME to close with prayer. OMG! #privilege Robinson, 66, became diocesan bishop of New Hampshire in March 2004. He retired in January 2013 and is currently a senior fellow at the progressive Center for...
  • Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Mike Huckabee face off at New Hampshire Freedom Summit

    04/13/2014 7:36:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    MSNBC ^ | April 12, 2014 | Benjy Sarlin
    MANCHESTER, N.H. – The Republican presidential primary is up and running in New Hampshire, where conservative prospects lined up in Manchester Saturday for the first cattle call of the 2016 cycle. Speakers at the New Hampshire Freedom Summit, which was sponsored by Citizens United and Koch-backed Americans For Prosperity, included Senators Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Mike Lee, and former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, all of whom would be top tier presidential contenders should they run. Donald Trump also spoke. Huckabee seemed especially determined to show he could compete for conservative votes against politicians like Paul and Cruz, who have each...
  • Changing N.H. demographics may help Scott Brown

    04/13/2014 2:13:20 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 17 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | April 13 | Michael Levenson
    Democrats have called Scott Brown a carpetbagger and suggested the former Massachusetts senator is going to stick out in New Hampshire like a flamingo in the White Mountains. But the unusual demographics of this state might blunt that attack and help Brown resurrect his political fortunes on fresh territory. Contrary to the popular stereotype of the New Hampshire voter as a flinty, 10th-generation farmer who traces his roots to a soldier in the Continental Army, about two-thirds of New Hampshire adults were born in another state — and a quarter of them were born in Massachusetts. Even in an era...
  • Changing N.H. demographics may help Scott Brown

    04/13/2014 8:53:52 AM PDT · by amnestynone · 44 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | April 13, 2014 | Michael Levinson
    DERRY, N.H. — Democrats have called Scott Brown a carpetbagger and suggested the former Massachusetts senator is going to stick out in New Hampshire like a flamingo in the White Mountains. But the unusual demographics of this state might blunt that attack and help Brown resurrect his political fortunes on fresh territory. Contrary to the popular stereotype of the New Hampshire voter as a flinty, 10th-generation farmer who traces his roots to a soldier in the Continental Army, about two-thirds of New Hampshire adults were born in another state — and a quarter of them were born in Massachusetts. Continue...
  • Former Massachusetts Senator Brown comes out swinging on Obamacare in New Hampshire

    04/12/2014 3:37:40 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 38 replies
    Former Massachusetts Senator Brown comes out swinging on Obamacare in New Hampshire Reuters By Scott Malone April 10, 2014 7:20 PM By Scott Malone PORTSMOUTH, New Hampshire (Reuters) - Former U.S. Senator Scott Brown of Massachusetts launched a Republican campaign on Thursday to represent neighboring New Hampshire in the Senate, with an attack on incumbent Democrat Jeanne Shaheen's vote for Obamacare. Brown, who moved to his native New Hampshire late last year to explore a run for office, has focused much of his energy on attacking the Affordable Care Act, an issue Republicans are making a centerpiece of 2014 campaigns....
  • Bush draws boos from conservatives at Freedom Summit

    04/12/2014 3:33:31 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | Alexandra Jaffe
    A mention of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R), a potential 2016 presidential contender, brought boos from a conservative crowd in New Hampshire on Saturday. Speaking at the New Hampshire Freedom Summit, a gathering of conservative activists and figures organized by Americans for Prosperity and Citizens United, billionaire Donald Trump said Bush’s recent comments on immigrants coming to the U.S. as an “act of love” were “out there.”
  • Grimes says women in Arnold case told her Wednesday to keep $250 from disgraced former lawmaker

    04/12/2014 10:33:46 AM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 5 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 4/09/2014 | Jacqueline Pitts
    Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes announced that she spoke Wednesday with two of the state House Democratic staffers who raised the allegations of sexual harassment against former state Rep. John Arnold. According to the campaign, Grimes talked with Yolanda Costner and Cassaundra Cooper about issues affecting women in the workplace and asked them what to do with the $250 campaign contribution Arnold gave her campaign last year. And the campaign did confirm that Grimes will keep the contribution from Arnold after the conversation with the two women. The press release reads: Alison Lundergan Grimes also asked their personal...
  • Union threatens retribution for House Dems opposing Keystone

    04/11/2014 5:16:32 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 11, 2014 | Laura Barron-Lopez
    A top building trades union is launching a midterm-election assault on House Democrats who oppose construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. A letter distributed Friday by the Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA) to the districts of 27 House Democrats calls for union members to make sure their representative "feels the power and the fury of LIUNA this November." Their crime: signing a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry last month urging him to reject Keystone, which would carry oil sands from Canada to Gulf Coast refineries.
  • Video: Scott Brown makes it official in NH Senate race

    04/11/2014 8:15:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/11/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    The worst-kept secret in midterm politics has finally passed its expiration date. Former US Senator Scott Brown, who represented Massachusetts after Ted Kennedy’s death, will run against New Hampshire incumbent Jeanne Shaheen in November, assuming he wins the GOP primary in the Granite State. Brown officially opened his campaign with a blast against ObamaCare, which he said forces New Hampshire voters to “live free or log on” rather than operate under the state motto of “live free or die”:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO He accused Democratic incumbent Jeanne Shaheen of being a rubber stamp for President Barack Obama, and...
  • ‘Expect To See A Band Of Soldiers’: Militia Members Arrive At Nevada Ranch

    04/10/2014 10:35:30 AM PDT · by bimboeruption · 391 replies
    CBS Las Vegas ^ | 4-10-2014 | Unknown to me
    The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that two militia members from Montana and one from Utah have arrived at Cliven Bundy’s ranch. “We need to be the barrier between the oppressed and the tyrants,” Ryan Payne of the West Mountain Rangers told the Review-Journal. “Expect to see a band of soldiers.” Payne said that militias from New Hampshire, Texas and Florida are likely to join and stand with Bundy and stay at his ranch. “They all tell me they are in the process of mobilizing as we speak,” Payne told the Review-Journal, adding that hundreds of militia members are expected. The...
  • Repubs Want Select Benghazi Committee Dems want investigation ended

    04/09/2014 9:04:35 AM PDT · by don-o · 13 replies
    sharylattkisson.com ^ | April 9, 2014 | Shayrl Atkisson
    Today, three Republican U.S. Senators and one Representative who feel stymied on their investigation into the Benghazi, Libya Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attacks are calling for House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) to convene a Select Congressional Committee. “Segmenting the investigation will never get to the truth,” said Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), who is holding a news conference on the effort today with Senators John McCain (R-AZ), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and Representative Trey Gowdy (R-SC). There have been multiple hearings in the nearly 17 months since the terrorist attacks that killed four Americans including Ambassador Christopher Stevens. The hearings, subpoenaed...
  • Health Plan Premiums Are Skyrocketing According To New Survey Of 148 Insurance Brokers,

    04/09/2014 6:27:13 AM PDT · by xzins · 27 replies
    Forbes ^ | 7 Apr 14 | Dr. Scott Gottlieb
    Health Plan Premiums Are Skyrocketing According To New Survey Of 148 Insurance Brokers, With Delaware Up 100%, California 53%, Florida 37%, Pennsylvania 28%13 Health insurance premiums are showing the sharpest increases perhaps ever according to a survey of brokers who sell coverage in the individual and small group market. Morgan Stanley’s healthcare analysts conducted the proprietary survey of 148 brokers. The April survey shows the largest acceleration in small and individual group rates in any of the 12 prior quarterly periods when it has been conducted. The average increases are in excess of 11% in the small group market and...
  • Doc Details Adventures of the First Gay GOP Presidential Candidate

    04/08/2014 5:40:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | April 7, 2014 | Nikki Schwab
    Fred Karger knew he was a 2012 long shot, but wanted to make history.During the last presidential election, Fred Karger’s run was a big first, but he was barely heard of by most. Karger, a longtime political consultant who advised the campaigns of former Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, was the country’s first openly gay presidential candidate from a major political party – and he was a Republican, which made his journey as a political anomaly a worthy watch. This month, Karger is back campaigning in New Hampshire, but now it's for a new film by John Fitzgerald...
  • 'Wild Man' Franken Assaults Dean Critic

    01/27/2004 7:12:41 AM PST · by kattracks · 142 replies · 738+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 1/27/04 | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
    The Democratic Party's official talk radio host got violent yesterday, in an altercation he described as an effort to protect free speech. Attending a Howard Dean rally in New Hampshire, unfunny funnyman Al Franken physically assaulted a heckler in the crowd, wrestling him to the ground in a bid to silence him. "I got down low and took his legs out," Franken boasted to the New York Post afterwards. The altercation was witnessed by NBC Washington Bureau chief Tim Russert, who called Franken's antics "unbelievable." "One of the Lyndon LaRouche guys got up and started screaming and yelling," Russert...
  • Wild Man Franken Assaults Dean Critic

    01/27/2004 8:44:52 PM PST · by wattsup · 26 replies · 155+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2004 | With Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
    The Democratic Party's official talk radio host got violent yesterday in an altercation he described as an effort to protect free speech. Attending a Howard Dean rally in New Hampshire, unfunny funnyman Al Franken physically assaulted a heckler in the crowd, wrestling him to the ground in a bid to silence him. "I got down low and took his legs out," Franken boasted to the New York Post afterward. The altercation was witnessed by NBC Washington bureau chief Tim Russert, who called Franken's antics "unbelievable." "One of the Lyndon LaRouche guys got up and started screaming and yelling," Russert told...
  • Al Franken's Mental Disorder Given a Pass by Media?

    01/24/2008 6:58:46 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 51 replies · 190+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | January 24, 2007 | Warner Todd Huston
    "Comedian" Al Franken is running for the U.S. Senate seat from Minnesota, this the media is happy to report. But, for some unexplainable reason, the media isn't so interested in reporting Franken's odd behavior. It seems that an ungovernable rage is always just under the surface with Franken, a rage that has several times broken free and resulted in assault and other violent or antisocial behavior. Why the media doesn't highlight this man's unstable behavior can only mean that they are lending him as much cover as they can to assist his campaign. His unprofessional and intemperate language is well-known,...
  • AL FRANKEN KNOCKS DOWN DEAN HECKLER

    01/27/2004 2:06:35 AM PST · by FormerACLUmember · 248 replies · 410+ views
    NY Post ^ | 1/27/03 | VINCENT MORRIS
    <p>Wise-cracking funnyman Al Franken yesterday body-slammed a demonstrator to the ground after the man tried to shout down Gov. Howard Dean. The tussle left Franken's trademark thick-rim glasses broken, but he said he was not injured.</p> <p>Franken - who seemed in a state of shock and out of breath after the incident - was helped back to his feet by several people who watched the tussle. Police arrived soon after.</p>
  • AL FRANKEN KNOCKS DOWN DEAN HECKLER

    01/27/2004 9:03:29 AM PST · by batmast · 103 replies · 180+ views
    The New York Post ^ | January 27, 2004 | VINCENT MORRIS
  • AL FRANKEN KNOCKS DOWN DEAN HECKLER

    01/27/2004 4:02:22 PM PST · by Matthew James · 117 replies · 563+ views
    New York Post Online ^ | January 27, 2004 | VINCENT MORRIS
    <p>January 27, 2004 -- EXETER, N.H. - Wise-cracking funnyman Al Franken yesterday body-slammed a demonstrator to the ground after the man tried to shout down Gov. Howard Dean. The tussle left Franken's trademark thick-rim glasses broken, but he said he was not injured.</p>
  • Franken clashes with Dean heckler

    01/28/2004 10:12:07 PM PST · by kattracks · 19 replies · 270+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 1/29/04 | Jennifer Harper
    <p>Could Al Franken's life take an unfunny turn? The liberal comedian may have crossed the line after brawling with hecklers during a Howard Dean rally in New Hampshire.</p> <p>Though accounts of the fracas vary, the beefy comedian essentially bearhugged, then brought down an agitated Lyndon LaRouche supporter who screamed Mr. Dean was "a liar" from the back of the Palace Theatre in Manchester, where the Democratic presidential hopeful took questions.</p>
  • Al Franken, Seriously (NYT puff piece)

    03/19/2004 3:13:11 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 16 replies · 1,443+ views
    The New York Times Magazine ^ | 03/21/04 | RUSSELL SHORTO
    I'm in a rental car with Al Franken, and we're driving across New Hampshire on the Sunday before the nation's first primary, heading to a John Edwards rally. The Democrats are in a kooky mood following the sudden collapse of Howard Dean in Iowa, and Franken -- comedian, celebrity, scourge -- is spending two days in the state not in any official capacity but as a sort of good-will representative from the party's satiric wing. He is not, as you might think from the outrageous trappings of his comedy, an extreme lefty but rather a devout party man, one who...
  • Lone Female Democratic Governor Celebrates #EqualPayDay

    04/08/2014 3:25:46 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 8 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 4-8-2014 | Andrew Stiles
    Lone Female Democratic Governor Celebrates #EqualPayDay Andrew Stiles // April 8, 2014 5:01 pm New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan (D), fourth from left. New Hampshire governor Maggie Hassan (D) celebrated “Equal Pay Day” on Tuesday: Governor Hassan Proclaims Equal Pay Day, Urges Support for New Hampshire Paycheck Fairness Act http://t.co/FcVQiPlJZM— Gov. Maggie Hassan (@GovernorHassan) April 8, 2014 Of the 21 Democratic state governors, Hassan is the only woman. From the Democratic Governors Association website:There are four times as many female Republican governors:Women are amazing. Why do Democrats hate them so much?
  • Scott Brown, pick a party

    04/07/2014 8:31:39 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 17 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 4/7/14 | Colby Itkowitz
    <p>Former senator Scott Brown (R-Mass.) was so busy picking a new state that he forgot to pick a party.</p> <p>Whoever filled out Brown’s formal statement of organization for his campaign exploratory committee left blank the small gray box asking for the candidate’s party affiliation.</p>
  • John Boehner, other RINOs, Dems Take Hefty 2014 Donations from Shady Putin Ally

    04/01/2014 5:34:29 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 7 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 01 April 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    What a shock- a Russian-Ukrainian billionaire who made his initial fortune from dubious stock shares eminating from the breakup of the Soviet Union has been sending big, fat checks this year to establishment Republicans and Democrats who aren't too uppity re. foreign policy.Of course, most billionaire Russians who are part owners of huge Russian mining/energy companies over there are KGB/FSB and/or mafia-connected... just like Putin And London resident Leonard Blavatnik is a typical pro-Putin oligarch, getting rich off looting the Russian state then utilizing that ill-gotten fortune to spread Russian influence around the globe. In this case, Blavatnik made almost 20 BILLION from the Russian oil/mining industries...
  • Republican Main Street Partnership (George Soros is funding the Moderates)

    11/10/2005 10:45:24 AM PST · by jdhljc169 · 73 replies · 3,007+ views
    Michelle Malkin.com ^ | 11/10/05 | Michelle Malkin
    Update 1145am EST. Many of you are asking for the list of the anti-drilling Republicans. The group who succeeded in pressuring the GOP to cave in calls itself the "Republican Main Street Partnership." They're holding a press conference at 130pm EST in Washington, D.C. to bray about their "victory." Here's some more info: Main Street Leaders who helped broker the deal to eliminate ANWR from budget cuts: Rep. Charlie Bass (R-NH), Rep. Mark Kirk (R-IL), Rep. Jim Walsh (R-NY), Rep. Joe Schwarz (R-MI), RMSP Executive Director Sarah Chamberlain ResnicHere's the complete list of "Main Street" members in Congress. 1pm EST....
  • I need ideas for a bumper sticker against Carol Che-Porter

    03/29/2014 11:57:11 AM PDT · by Little Bill · 15 replies
    Self | 3/29/2014 | Self
    My illness over the stunts pulled during the last election and my disgust with the NH Spineless party has kind of worn off so I need help. Carol Che-Porter is a disgusting liberal bag lapper and possibly a clam digger. She lied about her support of Veterans and most every thing else, name an issue and she will lie about it. I am a Life Member of the VFW and we tossed the VFW PAC because we were infiltrated by lefties, scum. The Department Commander almost had a stroke when they endorsed her. Now is the time to retire Che,...
  • Cruz appeals to several factions within GOP

    03/24/2014 8:50:18 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 19 replies
    Dallas News ^ | 22 March 2014 11:02 PM | TODD J. GILLMAN
    MASON CITY, Iowa — By now, Sen. Ted Cruz’s tea party credentials are unassailable. But as he mulls a presidential run, he’s reaching out to other key parts of the Republican base, including Christian conservatives who dominate the Iowa GOP caucuses every four years.With enduring friction between grass-roots activists and the “establishment” that Cruz so often denounces, a candidate who can appeal across several factions would have an edge. That was a subtext for his latest visit, with a side trip last week to a corner of Iowa where no Texas politician pops up by accident.After an introduction that mentioned...
  • Report: 57% of Cigarettes Sold in New York Are Smuggled

    03/21/2014 7:00:51 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 57 replies
    Time ^ | 03-19-2014 | Denver Nicks
    A majority of the cigarettes for sale in New York are illegally smuggled into the state, according to a report out Wednesday from the conservative research group the Tax Foundation. According to the report, 56.9% of the cigarettes sold in New York—the highest importer of smuggled cigarettes—originated from out of state. Since 2006, cigarette smuggling in the state has risen sharply, by 59%, in tandem with a massive hike in cigarette taxes of 190%. New York state now has the highest cigarette taxes in the country, at $4.35 a pack. Residents of NYC must also pay an extra $1.50 per...
  • American Colonial Silver Spoon Offered for $222,848

    03/19/2014 2:51:39 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 19 replies
    Kovels ^ | Mar 19,2014 | Kovels
    A marrow spoon attributed to silversmiths Daniel Henchman and Nathaniel Hurd will be for sale at an antiques fair in England in April. Asking price: almost a quarter million dollars. The spoon has a cast 3-D hand at the end of the handle and a scalloped bowl. It's dated 1766-68. The high price is based on the quality of the silver work and the spoon's history (provenance), proven by the engraved words "John Wentworth Esq to Thomas Smith." Wentworth was the wealthy British Colonial governor of New Hampshire from 1767 to 1775, and Smith, also important in the Colonies, was...
  • New Hampshire Senate: Shaheen (D) 50%, Brown (R) 41%

    03/17/2014 5:41:52 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 50 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | March 17, 2014
    Former Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown announced Friday that he is laying the groundwork for a possible challenge against incumbent Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen in New Hampshire, but Shaheen is comfortably ahead of Brown for now in Rasmussen Reports’ first look at the possible U.S. Senate race in the Granite State. A new statewide survey of Likely New Hampshire Voters finds Shaheen with 50% support to Brown’s 41%. Four percent (4%) like some other candidate in the race, and five percent (5%) are undecided.
  • Scott Brown to announce exploratory committee for U.S. Senate run

    03/14/2014 5:21:56 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 32 replies
    New Hampshire Union Leader ^ | March 13, 2014 | John DiStaso
    Former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown on Friday will announce he is launching an exploratory committee for a run for the New Hampshire U.S. Senate seat held by Sen. Jeanne Shaheen. A source close to Brown confirmed the announcement is at hand, and said it will be made in Nashua, where the state Republican Party will begin its two-day Northeast Republican Leadership Conference at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Brown has been flirting with a Senate run in the Granite State for the better part of a year and recently moved full-time to what had been his vacation home in Rye and...
  • Senators Graham, Ayotte and McCain Pen Letter to President Obama Requesting Benghazi Answers

    02/06/2014 10:08:42 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 34 replies
    Kelly Ayotte Senate website ^ | Feb 6 , 2014 | Sen Kelly Ayotte
    Dear President Obama, We watched with great interest your recent interview with Bill O'Reilly. Unfortunately, we believe the interview raises more questions than it answers regarding the September 11, 2012, terrorist attack in Benghazi that resulted in the death of four Americans. The American people and their representatives in Congress deserve to know the truth regarding what happened before, during, and after the terrorist attack. For that reason, we ask that you help clarify some of the questions raised by your interview.
  • Dartmouth Students Claim Racial Oppression, Threaten ‘Physical Action’

    02/27/2014 5:08:33 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 47 replies
    College Fix ^ | 2/24/2014
    A group of disgruntled students at Dartmouth College sent an 8-page protest letter to leaders of the Ivy League institution Monday calling for reparations for what they claim is the school’s oppressive and racist atmosphere – and threatened “physical action” if their demands are not met. The list of demands, written by “concerned Asian, Black, Latin@, Native, Undocumented, Queer, and Differently-Abled students,” include: • Racial enrollment quotas for Black and Latino students to “at least 10 percent each” • “Ensure that 47 percent of post-doctoral students are people of color” • “Ban the use of ‘illegal aliens, illegal immigrants, wetback’...
  • Heating pellets prove to be in short supply in NH

    02/27/2014 2:04:18 PM PST · by nhwingut · 31 replies
    Union Leader ^ | 02/25/2014 | DAVE SOLOMON
    Carol Newby's search for bags of wood pellets to fuel the family pellet stove took her on a tour of Southern New Hampshire last week, with little success. "We usually get them at the local Agway," she said, "but they were in short supply and what they had was committed to customers who'd made pre-buys." She was able to get a few bags at the Lowe's in Epping, but when she went back, they were out. After coming up empty at tractor supply stores in Epping and Hooksett, she tried a nearby Home Depot, which also had no pellets to...
  • A super-early look at the 2016 N.H. GOP presidential primary

    02/27/2014 3:12:30 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Concord Monitor ^ | February 26, 2014
    Who’s likely to do well in New Hampshire’s 2016 first-in-the-nation presidential primary? It’s a preposterous question, here in 2014, but what the heck? We asked six experts to weigh in on some of the biggest political players. Our analysts are Wayne Lesperance, political science professor at New England College; Phil Boynton, president of the University of New Hampshire College Republicans; Peter Burling, Democratic national committeeman; Dante Scala, professor of political science at UNH; Jess Steever, vice president of the Plymouth State University Democrats; and Brandon Lemay, public relations officer for the PSU Democrats. Today, our panelists consider the Republicans. Tomorrow,...
  • Senate Democrats are in big trouble in 2014

    02/23/2014 8:36:59 AM PST · by Libloather · 75 replies
    Human Events ^ | 2/20/14 | Ron Pearson, Trevor Smith, Ph.D.
    **SNIP** Midterm elections are often a reflection of the approval rating of the incumbent president and now President Obama stands at 42.8%. And elections in the 6th year of a PresidentÂ’s term are usually not good for the incumbentÂ’s party. To make things even worse for Democrats, the issues of a weak economy and Obamacare make November look bleak for Harry Reid and his Senate Democratic cohorts. â—ľAlaska, Mark Begich â—ľArkansas, Mark Pryor â—ľLouisiana, Mary Landrieu â—ľMichigan, Open Seat (liberal Democrat Carl Levin retiring) â—ľMontana, John Walsh â—ľNorth Carolina, Kay Hagan â—ľSouth Dakota, being vacated by retiring Democrat Tim Johnson...
  • Towns Say 'No Tanks' to Militarized Police

    02/20/2014 7:51:31 AM PST · by Altariel · 58 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 6, 2014 | JENNIFER LEVITZ CONNECT
    Residents in some towns have begun standing up to the large armored vehicles that local police departments are receiving from the federal government. Six-figure grants from the Department of Homeland Security have been funding BearCats and other heavily fortified vehicles in towns and cities nationwide since soon after the 2001 terrorist attacks. Beginning last summer, the government also has handed out 200 surplus vehicles built to withstand mines and bombs in Iraq and Afghanistan, and is considering requests from 750 more communities. Most police and citizens welcome the extra protection, saying recent mass shootings show any local force could find...
  • NH: Two Takes on Gun Fight Two to One Vote

    02/19/2014 3:58:21 PM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 February, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Two articles in two local papers provide two takes on the two to one vote that defeated the "universal background check" or "ban on private sales" a week ago on the 12th of February. Depending on whether you read the seacoastonline or the New Hampshire Union Leader, the bill went down to defeat because of confusing parliamentary wrangling (the house is controlled by Democrats 215-177) or the Democrats want the bill to go down, but did not want their names attached to its defeat. From seacoastonline: HB 1589 would have required most private sellers to conduct background checks through...
  • EXCLUSIVE — PALIN CALLS FOR BOYCOTT AFTER BUZZFEED HIT PIECE ON TRUMP

    02/19/2014 2:55:07 PM PST · by onyx · 60 replies
    Breitbart Big Journalism ^ | 19 Feb 2014, 9:13 AM PDT | Tony Lee
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has a message for Donald Trump about BuzzFeed blogger McKay Coppins, and it's one that other Republican officials might heed when liberal journalists come looking to "humanize" them. "This nervous geek isn't fit to tie the Donald's wingtips," Palin told Breitbart News after Trump ripped Coppins for lampooning him with what he alleged were out-of-context quotes and boorish behavior at Trump's Florida resort. "Don't ever give him attention again."Coppins tricked Trump's advisers into thinking he would profile Trump as a potential "major" GOP 2016 presidential hopeful. As Breitbart News reported, the Jan. 5 email...
  • 2016: Cruz Expected to Get 'Hero's Welcome' in Iowa, New Hampshire

    02/16/2014 3:25:39 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 Feb 2014, 8:27 AM PDT | Tony Lee
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is expected to receive a "hero's welcome" when he travels to Iowa and New Hampshire in the coming months after he again stood up against the GOP establishment on the vote to raise the debt ceiling without any reductions in spending. Conservative activists, according to the The Hill, are cheering Cruz for forcing Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and others to vote to advance the legislation. On March 18, Cruz will keynote a Network of Iowa Christian Home Educators rally. On April 12, Cruz will attend the New Hampshire Freedom Summit, which is sponsored by Americans For Prosperity....
  • 'Why Have a Hearing? Just Expel Him' (Dartmouth College)

    02/15/2014 11:33:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Minding the Campus ^ | February 13, 2014 | KC Johnson
    "Why could we not expel a student based on an allegation?" That astonishing question was posed at a conference on how colleges respond to sexual assault issues by Amanda Childress, Sexual Assault Awareness Program coordinator at Dartmouth. According to Inside Higher Ed, Childress continued: "It seems to me that we value fair and equitable processes more than we value the safety of our students. And higher education is not a right. Safety is a right. Higher education is a privilege." Give Childress credit for candor--even the campus spokespersons for increasing the number of guilty findings in campus tribunals usually aren't...
  • Gun Control Sent Me Packing

    02/15/2014 8:51:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Hartford Courant ^ | February 14, 2014 | Judy Aron
    What's your line in the sand? When do you finally say, "Enough," decide to sell your house, pack up your things and move your life to another state that offers more freedom and liberty? For me and my family, the straw that broke the camel's back was the ludicrous and oppressive gun legislation enacted last year in Connecticut by progressive Democrats and weak-kneed, unprincipled Republicans. We are gun owners. We had been members of Connecticut Citizen's Defense League and many other Second Amendment and liberty organizations. There was no way we were going to submit to registration of anything that...
  • Major explosion at manufacturing plant in Peterborough, NH

    02/10/2014 1:27:37 PM PST · by jimjohn · 53 replies
    MyFoxBoston ^ | Breaking News
    PETERBOROUGH, N.H. (MyFoxBoston.com) -- Area firefighters were responding to an explosion at manufacturing plant in Peterborough Monday afternoon. The explosion took place at New Hampshire Ball Bearings, at 175 Jaffrey Rd. in Peterborough, N.H., according to the Jaffrey, N.H. Fire Department. Read more: http://www.myfoxboston.com/story/24684158/2014/02/10/explosion-reported-at-plant-in-peterborough#ixzz2sxOkKDoT
  • Scott Brown - Running? (Pretty much)

    02/09/2014 3:41:32 PM PST · by Viennacon · 31 replies
    Looks like he is running. Typing in 'Scott Brown for Senate' gives a #1 Google result entitled just that, and it links to this website http://www.scottbrown.com/ So, the race is on in New Hampshire, since Shaheen has been running scared from two dangerous polls that show her in deep trouble against Brown. Personally, I don't like him, I don't trust him, and I probably wouldn't vote for him if I lived in NH... but Shaheen is just so damn unlikable. The woman looks like the kind of grandmother who'd give crappy presents. I admit it would be nice to see...