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  • Convicted killer tried to skip sentencing hearing because he didn't want to hear his.......

    08/13/2014 3:19:09 PM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    mail online ^ | Lydia Warren For Mailonline
    FULL TITLE: Convicted killer tried to skip sentencing hearing because he didn't want to hear his victim's grieving family 'b**** and whine' A convicted murderer tried to skip his sentencing hearing because he didn't want to hear his victim's family 'b**** and whine' about what a monster he is, it has emerged. Seth Mazzaglia, who was convicted in June of the 2012 killing of University of New Hampshire student Elizabeth Marriott, dropped his bid to skip the hearing after an appearance in court on Tuesday. Prosecutor Peter Hinckley had argued that Mazzaglia, 31, should be compelled to attend the sentencing...
  • 7/17: New Hampshire 2016 Could Be Swing State

    08/03/2014 3:30:16 PM PDT · by Plummz · 161 replies
    Marist College ^ | 7/17/14 | Marist Poll
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in a close contest against potential GOP rival, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul in a 2016 general election matchup in New Hampshire. Clinton has single-digit leads against New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, and Florida Senator Marco Rubio. She has a wider lead over Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and Texas Senator Ted Cruz. But, only against Cruz is Clinton supported by more than 50% of New Hampshire voters. Clinton does better than each of her potential opponents among independent voters. The gender gap in all of these matchups is wide....
  • Meriam Ibrahim, freed from Sudan, plans to settle in New Hampshire

    07/25/2014 7:12:57 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 07/25/2014 | Josephine Mckenna | Religion News Service
    ROME Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese Christian who was flown to Rome after her death sentence was overturned, is now dreaming of building a future in the U.S. We will begin a new life, Ibrahim told Antonella Napoli, head of Italians for Darfur, according to the daily La Repubblica. My husband, a chemist, lost his job because of my event. Now we will go to New Hampshire where my brother-in-law Gabriel lives. They will help us. We will be all together as a true family. Ibrahim, 27, was spared a death sentence for apostasy and then barred from leaving Sudan....
  • Bolton PAC Releases First Ad on Benghazi (VIDEO)

    07/17/2014 11:39:08 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 4 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 17 2014 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    Former U.N. ambassador John Boltons super PAC has released its first ad in New Hampshire, mocking Rep. Ann Kuster (D., N.H.) for being clueless about Benghazi. The ad features footage of Kuster at a town hall meeting, where she stumbles over a question about Benghazi: UmI dont havethatits aSenateUm I dont think we have anything about that in the House Were certainly not here to talk about it, were here to talk about the Middle East, Kuster says, prompting audience members to exclaim That is the Middle East! This isnt a geography lesson, but Congresswoman Ann Kuster should have known...
  • He's baaaack!: Romney destroys all other potential Republicans in N.H. presidential primary poll

    07/11/2014 5:35:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | July 11, 2014 | David Martosko, U.S. Political Editor
    The WMUR/Granite State Poll gives Christie a first-place 19 per cent showing among New Hampshire Republicans But when Romney is added to the mix, he draws 39-percent support and leaves everyone else in single digits Paul Ryan has the highest 'favorable' numbers of the field, at 55 per cent Christie's 46 per cent favorable number is soft since a separate 36 per cent say they don't like him When asked which potential White House hopeful they would never support, More Republicans name Christie than any other pol.Chris Christie narrowly leads the pack of potential Republican presidential candidates in a poll...
  • Defiant: New Hampshire GOP Establishment Gov. Candidate Calls Tea Partiers Teabaggers

    07/10/2014 11:47:14 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 51 replies
    New Hampshire GOP establishment has foisted Walt Havenstein on the state as the Republican candidate for Governor. But, typical of these establishment types, it seems that they have more contempt for people on their own side than they do for the real enemy; the Democrats. Havenstein, for instance, calls you Tea Partiers the disgusting name teabaggers. Not only that but he refuses to apologize for his slander. Havenstein was recorded on video calling members of the Tea Party teabaggers at talk he gave a few years ago at the University of Marylands Robert H. Smith School of Business. Now, one...
  • Nascar SCS Camping World RV Sales 301 at NHMS Sunday July 13 on TNT at 1:00 PM ET

    07/10/2014 6:54:55 AM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 77 replies
  • Cities drop bubble zone laws after Supreme Court ruling

    07/02/2014 9:28:49 PM PDT · by topher · 7 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Wed Jul 2, 2014 - 7:08 pm EST | Beh Johnson
    BURLINGTON, VT The cities of Burlington, Vermont, and Madison, Wisconsin have opted to suspend enforcement of their laws requiring pro-life sidewalk counselors to stay away from abortion facilities. Burlington City Attorney Eileen Blackwood said today the Supreme Court's ruling last week striking down a similar Massachusetts law convinced her that Burlington's ordinance which requires counselors to stay 35 feet away from abortion facilities violates the Constitution.
  • Club for Growth Backs New Hampshire House Candidate

    06/29/2014 6:31:52 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 50 replies
    Roll Call ^ | Abby Livingston
    The Club for Growth PAC has endorsed state Rep. Marilinda Garcia in the GOP primary in New Hampshires 2nd District. Garcia faces former state Sen. Gary Lambert on Sept. 9, and the winner will challenge Democratic Rep. Ann McLane Kuster in November.
  • NH Marine Killed In Afghanistan

    06/21/2014 11:54:55 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 14 replies
    A Marine from New Hampshire has been killed in Afghanistan. Lance Cpl. Brandon Garabrant, 19, was one of three U.S. service members killed by a roadside bomb Friday morning. (SNIP) Garabrant graduated from ConVal Regional High School in Peterborough last year. He had requested to wear his uniform during graduation, but the school did not allow it.
  • Poll: Romney the frontrunner in 2016?

    06/19/2014 3:36:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 423 replies
    CNN's Political Ticker ^ | June 19, 2014 | Paul Steinhauser, political editor
    He's said over and over that he won't run for the White House a third time, but a new poll indicates that if Mitt Romney changed his mind and made another bid for president, he'd be the frontrunner among Republicans in the first-in-the-nation primary state of New Hampshire. According to the Suffolk University/Boston Herald survey, which was released Thursday, 24% of Granite State Republicans and independents who lean towards the GOP say that Romney would be their first choice for their party's presidential nomination. Among the potential 2016 GOP contenders, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was a distant second, at...
  • Sixteen Republican Senators Vote For Cloture On Gun Control Bill (Lamar Alexander, AYE!)

    06/17/2014 1:32:24 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 32 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 4/11/13
    Remember these sixteen names when they run for office again. The sixteen Republicans who voted to proceed were Sens. Lamar Alexander (Tenn.), Kelly Ayotte (N.H.), Richard Burr (N.C.), Saxby Chambliss (Ga.), Tom Coburn (Okla.), Susan Collins (Maine). Bob Corker (Tenn.), Jeff Flake (Ariz.), Lindsey Graham (S.C.), Dean Heller (Nev.), John Hoeven (N.D.), Johnny Isakson (Ga.), Mark Kirk (Ill.), John McCain (Ariz.), Pat Toomey (Pa.) and Roger Wicker (Miss.). List courtesy The Hill.com. As reported by RedState yesterday, this bill would allow doctors to add a persons name to the national database currently used for background checks, and list them as...
  • The Scott Brown inevitability story isnt quite as solid as thought (Bob Smith Upset?)

    06/14/2014 7:46:18 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 28 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 14, 2014 | Jazz Shaw
    Theres been an interesting, but largely overlooked development in the New Hampshire GOP Senate primary race this week. One of the candidates, Karen Testerman, has dropped out of the race and tossed her support to former Senator Bob Smith, issuing the following statement. It is time for all of us to put aside pride and focus on our greater GOAL, that of fighting for Family, Faith and Freedom. I will not force our principle-driven primary voters to make a self-defeating choice. After much prayer and consultation, I will step aside to allow Senator Bob Smith to be the ONLY conservative...
  • Florida would ban abortion post-viability, Ohio moves to ban abortion insurance, and more

    06/06/2014 7:10:55 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    life site news ^ | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., June 6, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) As the Senate voted to confirm Sylvia Mathews Burwell as the new HHS Secretary to oversee the implementation of ObamaCare, states around the country were voting to protect the unborn, fighting for marriage, and wrestling with a wave of transgender anti-discrimination proposals that would allow biological men to use women's restroom and shower facilities. Florida The state of Florida is poised to protect children from abortion if they have the capacity to survive outside the womb. H.B. 1047, which would bar abortions after viability, passed the Senate by a party line 24-15 vote....
  • Rand Paul tops 2014 campaigns wish list

    05/19/2014 2:59:16 PM PDT · by Resettozero · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | May 18, 2014 | Elizabeth Titus
    Challengers see themselves in the Texas senator, even in races where their odds of an upset are considered steeper than Cruzs surprise victory over a GOP establishment figure two years ago. Hes made endorsements in the Oklahoma and Nebraska Senate races, plus the Nebraska gubernatorial race, and sent almost $26,000 to federal candidates through his leadership PAC. Ted Cruz would be extremely helpful as an endorser and a fundraiser, said C. Edmund Wright, a consultant to longshot South Carolina Senate hopeful Lee Bright, in an email. Rand Paul and Mike Lee would be great also. But, he said, the reason...
  • NH official calls Obama the n-word, won't apologize or resign

    05/19/2014 8:27:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Digital Journal ^ | 05/19/2014 | Martin Laine
    Faced by a hundred angry residents calling for his resignation, a Wolfeboro police commissioner staunchly refused to apologize or resign after referring to President Obama using the n-word. According to an article in the Boston Globe, Robert J. Copeland, 82, one of three commissioners in the small town on the shores of Lake Winnepesaukee, used the racial slur in an email to the other commissioners. I believe I did use the N-word in reference to the current occupant of the White House, Copeland said. For this, I do not apologize he meets and exceeds my criteria for such. Copeland...
  • Will He or Won't He? N.J. Magazine Ban Heading to Christie's Desk

    05/18/2014 3:31:19 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 23 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | 5-16-2014 | NRA
    Gun control supporters appear poised to force New Jersey's Republican governor, Chris Christie, often discussed as a potential presidential candidate in 2016, to show where he stands on the Second Amendment. On Monday, the state's Senate passed A2006, legislation to lower the state's magazine-capacity limit from 15 rounds to 10 rounds, by a vote of 22-17, mostly along party lines. The bill will be sent to Christie for signature or veto after the Assembly, which previously approved it by a vote of 46-31, approves technical changes made to the bill by the Senate. Once the bill reaches Christie's desk, he...
  • Wolfeboro Police Commissioner uses the N-Word

    05/17/2014 10:16:09 AM PDT · by First Authority · 29 replies
    New Hampshire Union Leader ^ | May 16, 2014 | LARISSA MULKERN
    WOLFEBORO The Wolfeboro Police Departments dispatchers and the town managers office have fielded hundreds of phone calls and emails from as far as Alaska and Canada, reacting to reports of a police commissioners racist comment overheard in a restaurant. Wolfeboro officials, do not understand that the police commission is a separate, elected board and not made up of sworn police officers. To clarify any murkiness, Wolfeboro Police Chief Stuart Chase held a press conference Friday afternoon, the day after hundreds of people turned out to protest Commissioner Bob Copelands racial slur brought to light by local resident Jane OToole,...
  • Town upset police official used N-word for Obama

    05/15/2014 4:54:25 PM PDT · by kingattax · 18 replies
    Yahoo/AP ^ | 5-15-14 | LYNNE TUOHY
    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) Some residents of a predominantly white New Hampshire town are upset with racist remarks a police commissioner made about President Barack Obama. Resident Jane O'Toole said she overheard Wolfeboro Police Commissioner Robert Copeland use a racial slur in describing Obama. And in an email to her, Copeland, who is white, acknowledged using the N-word in referring to the president and said he will not apologize. "I believe I did use the 'N' word in reference to the current occupant of the Whitehouse," Copeland said in an excerpt from an email he sent to his fellow police...
  • New Hampshire Senate Kills In-State Tuition Bill for Illegal Aliens

    05/12/2014 8:19:56 PM PDT · by montag813 · 46 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 05-12-2014 | Brian Hayes
    by Brian Hayes | Top Right NewsThe New Hampshire Senate spiked a bill making students who entered the country illegally eligible for in-state tuition rates at University System of New Hampshire schoolsThe Senate's action rejected the N.H. House that had passed the same bill earlier this year.The move surprised some observers and showed how little influence pro-amnesty U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) has over the upper house in her state. Ayotte had supported the bill.
  • NH poll: Obama tanks, Shaheen and Brown in statistical dead heat

    05/12/2014 2:05:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/12/2014 | Guy Benson
    As you digest the results of Dartmouth College’s annual New Hampshire ‘State of the State‘ poll, bear in mind that Barack Obama carried the Granite State by nearly six percentage points in 2012. My Townhall colleague Dan Doherty flagged the survey of registered voters, which contains all sorts of ugliness for Democrats. The lowlights, based on a Republican-friendly (24/29/45 – D/R/I sample):(1) President Obama’s approval rating in the state has slumped (36/54), with his personal favorability similarly underwater at (28/49). He’s down significantly in both categories compared to last year, a decline largely driven by independents and some disaffected...
  • Dad Arrested for Speaking Up About Pornographic Content in Required Reading for 9th Graders

    05/06/2014 7:33:36 PM PDT · by massmike · 86 replies
    http://freedomoutpost.com/ ^ | 05/06/2014 | Lily Dane
    A reading assignment has some parents in New Hampshire confused and upset. The controversial book Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult is required reading for some 9th grade students at Gilford High School. The book is a fictional story about a school shooting and has been part of the curriculum since 2007. School officials say that the book contains important themes, but parents say that message is overshadowed by what some call pornographic content on one page. The book was assigned to students last Monday, but the school failed to give parents of freshmen students notice of the sexually explicit content...
  • NH Democrat endorses buying guns with EBT cards

    05/09/2014 1:47:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Biz-Pac Review ^ | May 9, 2014 | Tom Tillison
    NH State Rep. Timothy Horrigan Regardless of political affiliation, you may want to sit down for this story. In opposition to a bill banning the use of EBT cards to buy guns, a Democratic lawmaker in New Hampshire argued that the legislation is a blatant violation of the Second Amendment, saying people receiving public assistance should be allowed to use cash benefits to purchase firearms. Yes, you read that correctly. The firearms ban is a blatant violation of the Second Amendment, Democratic state Rep. Timothy Horrigan said Wednesday on the state house floor. Cash benefit recipients presumably have the same...
  • IMPORTANT GOP House Primary Races: And How You Can Help (Northeast and South)

    05/09/2014 12:57:12 PM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 53 replies
    NORTHEAST and SOUTH There are numerous important House Primary Races! And places where we can WIN! PLEASE contribute! And if you can't contribute money ... the least we can do is go to their pages and give them a "like" or a tweet. All of these candidates are involved in primaries that are close (or could be close) against generally more moderate or liberal Republicans. All of these districts are winnable in November. Maine: BRUCE POLIQUIN, MAINE-2, JUNE 10th .... Open Seat Endorsed by: Maine Right to Life, Freedom Works Bruce Poliquin -- FACEBOOK -- TWITTER -- DONATEFreedomWorks: "As a...
  • 'COPSLIE' license plate is protected by free speech, court rules

    05/08/2014 11:23:26 AM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 34 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 05-08-2014 | Paresh Dave
    Though it might insult police officers and make them want to pull him over, a New Hampshire man's car could soon be sporting a license plate reading COPSLIE. David Montenegro, whose legal name is "human," sued the states Division of Motor Vehicles after officials rejected his vanity license plate application on the grounds that it accused police officers of "moral turpitude." Citing DMV rules, the officials said COPSLIE was offensive to the good taste of a reasonable person. On Wednesday, New Hampshires top court struck down the DMV's good taste standard as vague and in violation of the state constitution's...
  • Dad arrested while protesting sexually graphic book assigned to 14-year-old daughter

    05/07/2014 9:40:02 AM PDT · by topher · 28 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Tue May 06, 2014 18:09 EST | Ben Johnson
    GILFORD, NH, May 6, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) The father of a Gilford High School student was arrested at a school board meeting on Monday night after objecting that the school had assigned his 14-year-old daughter to read a pornographic book without his knowledge or consent. William Baer, an attorney who moved to New Hampshire from New Jersey, registered his complaint about the book Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult, which includes a graphic depiction of sex between two teenagers, at the local school board meeting.
  • Libertarians Trail Meter Readers, Telling Town: Live Free or Else

    05/05/2014 12:14:47 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 27 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 05-05-2014 | Dan Barry
    KEENE, N.H. In most places, the parking enforcement officer reflects the municipal compact. Armed only with a gadget that can spit out a ticket at the forgotten drop of a dime, the officer quietly serves civic and commercial life by ensuring that meters are fed. In most places, yes. But not here in charming Keene, where parking officers figure in a philosophical tug of war between a small band of activists who live by the motto Free Keene, and the great majority of residents who were unaware that their city was in bondage. Keenes two parking officers, both women,...
  • First openly gay Episcopal bishop divorces husband

    05/04/2014 4:16:45 AM PDT · by don-o · 62 replies
    AP ^ | May 4, 2014
    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) The first openly gay bishop in the Anglican church has announced he is divorcing his husband.
  • GOP Senators Push for Tougher Response to Putin

    04/30/2014 2:57:46 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 22 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 4/30/14 | KRISTINA PETERSON
    Frustrated with President Barack Obamas reaction to Russian action in Ukraine, a group of Republican senators said Wednesday they will introduce legislation outlining a more muscular response. What weve seen from the administration is a lot of rhetoric, Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, the top Republican on the Foreign Relations Committee, said on the Senate floor Wednesday morning. The White House has been dealing with the situation after something bad has already occurred, he said. Earlier this week, violence flared up in another area of Ukraine that hugs the Russian border, as the new government in Kiev criticized local police...
  • (Exempt) Dems don't want to talk O-Care

    04/27/2014 4:58:57 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/26/14 | Sheila Timmons
    To many Democrats, ObamaCare is a four-letter word. Most Democrats in competitive elections are seeking to avoid the topic, opting not to tout the controversial law on their campaign websites. In a review of battleground races, The Hill found that out of 50 Democratic candidates with active campaign websites, only 11 mention the healthcare law by name, either as "ObamaCare," "Affordable Care Act," or "ACA." Fourteen more mention the law, but not its name, and half the candidates omit it entirely from their websites. President Obama has trumpeted that more than 8 million people have enrolled in ACA-related plans. Meanwhile,...
  • Capitol Dome damage is so bad, 'We're going to lose it,' warns senator

    04/25/2014 8:09:29 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 132 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 16, 2014 | Paul Bedard
    Lawmakers are rallying around the 150-year-old U.S. Capitol Dome, weather-whipped and torn open by acid rain, worried that if an 11th-hour restoration isnt fully funded, its most important traits could be lost forever. If this work isn't done, warned Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., we're going to lose the dome, we're going to lose it as it truly, historically is. A big fix, added Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., is needed, so that we don't lose these treasures forever. The two Senate appropriators are joining to help Architect of the Capitol Stephen T. Ayers secure the money needed to complete the $60...
  • Brown wants to exclude illegal immigrants from wage abuse cases

    01/06/2010 10:14:10 AM PST · by keepitreal · 32 replies · 1,139+ views
    The Milford Daily News (MA) ^ | January 6, 2010 | Staff
    FRAMINGHAM State Sen. Scott Brown, R-Wrentham, today filed legislation that would require the state Attorney General to receive and document proof of citizenship or right to work in the United States for wage enforcement cases. Historically, the Attorney Generals office has adopted a policy of not asking about immigration status of employees when proceeding with a wage enforcement case against an employer. Under the bill filed by Brown, who is also a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, wage enforcement cases would require valid proof of citizenship or immigration status before proceeding. This is a responsible and effective immigration reform...
  • Cruz More Than Doubles Fundraising in 2014's First Three Months

    04/18/2014 8:36:05 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 11 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 10:08 AM | Drew MacKenzie
    Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz has more than doubled his fundraising efforts in the first quarter of this year compared to the same period in 2013, according to the Houston Chronicle. Cruz, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, raised $887,344 in the year's first three months while he only took in $363,760 during the same period in 2013 when he first arrived in the U.S. Senate as a tea party favorite set on changing the ways established GOP members work in Washington. The senator, who is in the midst of paying visits to the early presidential caucus and primary states of...
  • 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 hehas 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 didnt get thats one Ive 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 hes optimistic about the countrys future.</p> <p>The health care law well, thats 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 Houses 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 Memos 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 Bushs 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 · 393 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 Bundys 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...