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  • Scott Brown LOLs about Thad Cochran’s tactics: "I don’t really care about what happened..."

    11/08/2014 5:08:41 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    MofoPolitics ^ | 30 June 2014
    In Last Tuesday’s win over Chris McDaniel, Senator Thad Cochran engaged in all manner of political chicanery and racial subterfuge. In a scheme concocted Haley Barbour, the Cochran campaign accused Chris McDaniel and the Tea Party of plotting to disenfranchise African-Americans. When asked to comment about Team Cochran’s unethical and borderline illegal tactics– NH GOP Senate candidate Scott Brown giggled demonically…. “I know you’re not gonna like it, but…I don’t really care about what happened in Mississippi.
  • Sen. Ayotte: Obama Only Attacking ISIS to Help Dems in Midterm

    10/06/2014 10:04:35 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    Mediaite ^ | October 5th, 2014 | Evan McMurry
    Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) told Fox News Sunday that she worried President Barack Obama was only confronting ISIS to help Democrats in the upcoming midterms, and that he would ease up on the Sunni militants after the election. “I think we have a problem where the president’s foreign policy is being trapped by his campaign rhetoric,” Ayotte said. “I’m very fearful as we look at the current military strategy that it is surrounding the November elections, and he won’t have the resolve to follow through with what needs to be done in a sustained effort to destroy ISIS.”
  • Granite State Debate, U.S. Senate: Candidates discuss how they disagree with Kelly Ayotte

    09/04/2014 6:09:29 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 3 replies
    Youtube ^ | WMUR-TV
    The Republican candidates for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire discuss how they disagree with Sen. Kelly Ayotte.
  • Terri Lynn Land campaigns with McCain

    06/30/2014 1:18:27 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 18 replies
    Facebook ^ | June 20, 2014 | Terri Lynn Land
    What an honor it was to have Senator John McCain come to Michigan and join me for a chat with Paul W this morning on the radio.
  • Ayotte & Brown: Putting New Hampshire First

    06/20/2014 2:29:25 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 3 replies
    Youtube ^ | Scott Brown
    He's a patriot who cares deeply about this country. He has devoted his life to public service. (SNIP) Scott understands and he has stood against Obamacare. He has stood against Obamacare, which is hurting New Hampshire right now. It’s hurting New Hampshire families. Obamacare is hurting New Hampshire businesses. And he will vote to repeal and replace Obamacare.
  • Up To 14 Years For Undocumented Immigrant In Milford Dragging Death

    05/19/2014 10:25:29 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 16 replies
    A man from Ecuador convicted of dragging a Milford motorcyclist to his death under his pickup truck has been sentenced to up to 14 years in prison. A judge Monday sentenced 37-year-old Nicolas Dutan Guaman after clearing him of a second-degree murder, but convicting him on other charges including vehicular manslaughter in the August 2011 death of 23-year-old Matthew Denice.
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 4 May 2014

    05/04/2014 5:01:10 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 218 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 4 May 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows May 4th, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H.; Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas; Kevin Johnson, mayor of Sacramento, California; Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.; Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti; Richard Williams, father of tennis players Serena and Venus Williams.THIS WEEK (ABC): Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn.; former NBA star Kareem Abdul-Jabber; former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sens. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va.; Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y.
  • Mark Levin accurately describes Kelly Ayotte as a “dimwit”

    05/03/2014 5:30:19 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 14 replies
    Mark Levin on recent comments by Bob Goodlatte, Kelly Ayotte and Cathy McMorris-Rodgers signaling GOP leadership intends to push forward on amnesty… "What is it with these idiots!?" The much-maligned “status quo” is immeasurably preferable to granting eventual voting rights to 40 million of the least-educated, most anti-gun, most pro-big government parasites that Mexico has to offer.
  • Senate Dems consider adding immigration to NDAA

    05/02/2014 6:49:31 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 4 replies
    Politico ^ | Jeremy Herb
    Powerful Democratic senators are considering including a measure in the Senate’s defense authorization bill that would offer legal status to young undocumented immigrants who join the military. With a similar effort in the House stalled, the Senate might provide a new opportunity for immigration advocates. But some senators are warning that including the proposal could sink the annual defense bill, one of the few must-pass bills remaining in Congress.
  • Kelly Ayotte: “I’ve not seen the plan…I’ve not seen the plan…"

    04/24/2014 9:04:12 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 12 replies
    The Jr. Senator from NH was on the Howie Carr show as TMEW and I went out to do some errands right after supper tonight. We missed the beginning of her segment but it was clear that people were switching from talking about Obamacare to illegal aliens, immigration, and Amnesty. And they were not happy! And I really don’t think that Kelly Ayotte was all that happy about having to defend her Kerry-esque monster flip-flop on this issue as she had campaigned for really being against amnesty.
  • 2016 Elections: Is Palin the GOP’s Answer to Hillary Clinton?

    04/02/2014 5:16:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    The Wall Street Cheat Sheet ^ | April 2, 2014 | Anthea Mitchell
    Will Sarah Palin run against Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election? No, it’s safe to say that she likely won’t. Though, as she said herself when asked, “never say never.” She followed the statement up by adding, “I don’t have a team of people, you know, getting out there doing these poll-tested whatever they do to let you know if you should run or not. I don’t have any of that kind of organization going,” according to The Examiner. While her candidacy would certainly be welcomed by some within the GOP, especially further to the right – including the...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 23 March 2014

    03/23/2014 5:06:22 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 103 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 23 March 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows March 23rd, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas; Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Former President Jimmy Carter; Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Mitt Romney; Sens. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., and Dick Durbin, D-Ill.THIS WEEK (ABC): Reps. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., and Tom Cole, R-Okla.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Tony Blinken, President Barack Obama's deputy national security adviser; Reps. Patrick Meehan, R-Pa., and Adam Schiff, D-Calif.
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 23 February 2014

    02/23/2014 5:34:11 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 148 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 23 February 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows February 23rd, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H.; Govs. Scott Walker, R-Wis., and Peter Shumlin, D-Vt.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): National Security Adviser Susan Rice.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., Govs. Bobby Jindal, R-La., and Martin O'Malley, D-Md.THIS WEEK (ABC): Former President George W. Bush.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Govs. Rick Perry, R-Texas, Mike Pence, R-Ind., Dannel Malloy, D-Conn., Jay Nixon D-Mo.
  • 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.
  • Scorched by ‘illegal’ IRS credits, Reid sits on jobless bill amendments (Kelly Ayotte!)

    01/13/2014 2:44:42 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Watchdog ^ | 1/13/14 | Kenric Ward
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Bowing to a flurry of cost-cutting amendments on a bill extending unemployment benefits, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said he will allow votes on “reasonable” reforms. But he didn’t say when. Reid’s shuffle comes after Republicans blasted the Nevada Democrat for unilaterally blocking amendments that could yield $70 billion in taxpayer savings. “I am not surprised that Senator Reid is backtracking,” said David North. The immigration-law expert praised GOP Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., for her amendment to halt IRS child tax-credit refunds going to illegal immigrants.
  • Ayotte: Deal cuts military survivor benefits

    01/13/2014 1:27:24 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 13 Jan 14 | Jeremy Herb
    The Pentagon has determined that the budget deal passed last month cutting $6 billion in military pensions would also reduce survivor benefits, Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) said Monday. But the cuts to survivor benefits and two other programs related to combat and disability pay will be repealed in the omnibus spending bill, said a senior Senate aide familiar with the government funding measure expected to be released later Monday. "At the end of the day, this will all be addressed," the aide said. Ayotte has been one of the most vocal senators opposing the cut to military retirement benefits...
  • Will Jeb Bush, Huckabee, McCain, Ayotte, Graham, King, Etc, Adhere To Reagan's 11th Commandment?

    10/21/2013 7:01:01 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 34 replies
    10/21/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    That is what it has now come down to. Will they (and others of a similar persuasion) hold to this commandment - or not? Time to choose...
  • Last Night Mike Huckabee Talked About Primarying "Republicans." Feeding LMSM Trolls...

    10/21/2013 6:45:36 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 40 replies
    10/21/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Stop feeding the LMSM trolls! Keep things PRIVATE. Thou shalt not speak ill of thy fellow Republicans! (Reagan). Once again, out in public, but this time not McCain or Ayotte or Graham or Peter King, or... you name it.. we have someone giving their PUBLIC two-cents worth on Republicans primarying Republicans, some having so-called Pharisaical attitudes and so forth. When will they (and now Jeb Bush talking about Ted Cruz) get it through their heads, that they aren't helping the Republican Party by going out in public and feeding the LMSM trolls. If they have a beef with Tea Partiers,...
  • On Hannity's Show Cruz & Lee: Enough With McCain, Ayotte, Etc, Publicly Bashing Conservatives

    10/17/2013 6:53:27 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 54 replies
    10/17/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    This public bashing needs to stop. Yesterday, I saw on television Ayotte still going at it talking about how this shutdown doesn't need to happen again. Maybe so, but enough of McCain, Graham, Ayotte, Corker, Peter King, etc, airing things out in public. Cruz, last night talked in part abvout McCain dive-bombing House Republicans, how this disunified Republicans, and how non-unity in the House/Senate torpedoed any chance of delaying or altering parts of ObamaCare - and Hannity brought up other individuals. But enough is enough. If they have a problem with someone or something take it to them in private...
  • GOP Waking Up to a New Reality

    10/04/2013 11:41:49 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 33 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/4/13 | Mike Flynn
    The media and the DC establishment are abuzz with reports that Senate Republicans recently lashed out at Texas Sen. Ted Cruz over the government shutdown. New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte confronted Cruz with copies of ads run by an outside conservative group against her over her vote to allow Sen. Harry Reid to gut the ObamaCare defunding provisions of the House-passed Continuing Resolution. She demanded that Cruz explain his "strategy" over the defunding fight. It would be more interesting to hear Sen. Ayotte's and other Republican Senators' strategy for reversing the government leviathan that is engulfing us. In 1996, the...
  • Report: GOP Senators Became ‘Lynch Mob’ Against Cruz In Private Lunch

    10/04/2013 12:25:39 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 110 replies
    Time.com ^ | Oct. 04, 2013 | Laura Stampler
    <p>A small group of Republicans reportedly turned against Ted Cruz in a closed-door meeting Wednesday, attacking the outspoken Texas Senator for leading the charge against funding Obamacare which led to the government shutdown,  the New York Times reports.</p> <p>Cruz apparently did not offer further shutdown strategy and allegedly implied his colleagues were defeatists.</p>
  • G.O.P. Elders See Liabilities in Shutdown

    10/04/2013 5:26:37 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 79 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 3, 2013 | By JONATHAN MARTIN
    The hard-line stance of Republican House members on the government shutdown is generating increasing anger among senior Republican officials, who say the small bloc of conservatives is undermining the party and helping President Obama just as the American people appeared to be losing confidence in him. “Fighting with the president is one thing,” said Senator Roy Blunt, Republican of Missouri. “Fighting with the president and losing is another thing. When you’re in the minority you need to look really hard to find the fights you can win.” And on Wednesday at a private luncheon, several Senate Republicans — Dan Coats...
  • Kelly Ayotte's Letter to the Dopes Back Home

    09/28/2013 6:19:47 AM PDT · by Jim Noble · 83 replies
    Senator's Office ^ | September 28, 2013 | Senator Kelly Ayotte
    Dear Friends, On Friday, I joined members of both parties in supporting a key procedural motion - known as "invoking cloture" - to prevent a stalemate in the Senate that could have led to a government shutdown. Had this vote not succeeded, debate in the Senate would have come to a halt - making it harder to prevent a government shutdown. As you know, I fully support defunding, repealing and replacing Obamacare. I outlined the negative impact this law is having on New Hampshire in a speech on the Senate floor this week. In that speech, I also stated my...
  • The Ted Cruz effect: How one man destabilized the government (Beutler, again)

    09/02/2013 3:49:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Salon ^ | September 2, 2013 | Brian Beutler
    Certain norms have held together America's legislative governance for nearly a century. They're now being destroyed. Late in August, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, traveled to a private residence in Dublin, N.H., to headline a fundraiser for the state Republican Party. Cruz’s spiel lasted about an hour, and was packed with the mix of straw men and inflammatory nonsense we’ve come to expect out of the junior senator from Texas. But before he really got into it, he took a moment to say a few nice words about his GOP colleague from the state, who was also in attendance. “Kelly Ayotte...
  • Tea party groups to target skeptical GOP senators on defunding Obamacare

    08/19/2013 10:15:25 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Aug 19, 2013 | By Aaron Blake
    A pair of tea party groups is teaming up to pressure key Republicans to support an effort to defund Obamacare. Tea Party Patriots and the grassroots group For America are launching online ads against a dozen GOP senators who either oppose the effort or haven’t announced a position. Along with the ads, leaders of the groups will embark on a six-state, five-day “Exempt America” tour (the idea being that the American people should be exempt from Obamacare) that will bring them to the home states of several of these senators. Update 12:01 p.m.: The conservative group Heritage Action is also...
  • Border blunder Ayotte's blown call

    07/01/2013 5:43:35 PM PDT · by neverdem · 26 replies
    Union Leader (NH) ^ | June 29. 2013 | Masthead Editorial
    U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte's support for the Gang of 8 immigration bill, which passed the Senate 68-32 on Thursday, was disappointing enough. Worse were her statements that it would secure the border and fix our immigration system, which it will not do. She is going to have to work really hard to regain the trust of the Republican base, which had high expectations after her impressive performance regarding the Senate gun-control legislation. Ayotte co-sponsored the Corker-Hoeven amendment that added a vast new border security section to the immigration bill. It would add about 20,000 U.S. Border Patrol agents, doubling the...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Palin throws down gaunlet on primary challenge to Rubio, Ayotte

    06/25/2013 10:18:13 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 125 replies
    Brietbart ^ | Wednesday June 26, 2013 | Tony Lee
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who has the most influence among conservative voters in Republican primaries, told Breitbart News on Tuesday that Sens. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) should be primaried for their support of the Senate's immigration bill. “Conservatives are getting ready for the 2014 and 2016 primaries. We have long memories, and there will be consequences for those who break campaign promises and vote for this amnesty bill," Palin told Breitbart News. "Competition makes everyone work harder, be better, and be held accountable. This applies to politics, too. No one is ‘entitled’ to anything." She continued,...
  • PALIN: PRIMARY RUBIO AND AYOTTE? SURE.

    06/25/2013 3:55:03 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 113 replies
    FoxNews Radio ^ | Tuesday June 25, 2013
    In an interview on Gibson Radio today Sarah Palin said Marco Rubio has flipped and flopped on Immigration, and as a result if someone wanted to primary Rubio, fine by her. Same with Kelly Ayotte. She is not alone. Not a few people recall that Marco Rubio attacked Charlie Crist in 2010 for holding the exact same position Rubio holds today. In fact, you could say Rubio beat Crist for the Florida Senate seat on precisely that issue: Rubio opposed what he called Amnest (legalization without border security), and today he seems to support it.
  • The Stories They Told

    06/25/2013 9:07:44 AM PDT · by iowamark · 9 replies
    RedState ^ | 6/25/2013 | Erick Erickson
    Republicans (and red state Democrats) used to tell voters amazing things about their opposition to amnesty. Then they got elected and supported legislation that actually weakens border security and puts people on a path not just to legalization, but to citizenship, before ever securing our borders. 1. Rubio: “I would vote against anything that grants amnesty because I think it destroys your ability to enforce the existing law and I think it’s unfair to the people who are standing in line and waiting to come in legally. I would vote against anything that has amnesty in it.” 2. Corker: “We...
  • Ayotte to back immigration overhaul

    06/09/2013 8:55:34 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 44 replies
    AP ^ | 6-9-13 | Adminstration Propaganda
    WASHINGTON—Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte says she will back the bipartisan overhaul of the nation's immigration system. The New Hampshire senator said Sunday the nation's immigration is broken and needs to be fixed. She says the Senate proposal secures the border and provides a "tough but fair" way for immigrants to earn citizenship. A bipartisan group of eight senators drafted the bill and then guided it through the Judiciary Committee to the full Senate. Despite widespread support, the bill's passage is by no means certain
  • Liberal sexism? Ed Rendell calls Kelly Ayotte a ‘dumbbell’ (Re: Gun Control)

    05/10/2013 4:59:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Rare ^ | 5/13/13 | WPHT - Philadelphia
    In a radio interview with a Philadelphia radio station today, former Gov. Ed Rendell (D-Pa.) called GOP Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) a “dumbbell” for her opposition to gun control. Listen to the full interview below.
  • Senators may resurrect defeated gun control after making cosmetic changes (GOA letter)

    05/09/2013 3:42:05 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 14 replies
    Gun Owners of America ^ | 5-9-2013 | Gun Owners of America
    "Superficial" "A source close to the Senate negotiations [says] that two senators who voted against the background check bill would vote for it after minor, superficial changes." - Lawrence O’Donnell on MSNBC, May 6, 2013ACTION: Senators who voted pro-gun last month are under intense pressure - by Senate Democrats and Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s hit ads - to switch their votes.  We need to keep applying the heat and let them know that gun owners are ready to help in any Senate campaign, no matter which state, to defeat ANY SENATOR who votes for gun control.LEGISLATIVE UPDATE FROM WASHINGTON, DC. It’s...
  • The Ayotte Delusion - Kelly Ayotte is not your typical New England Republican moderate.

    05/06/2013 1:24:31 PM PDT · by neverdem · 19 replies
    National Review Online ^ | May 6, 2013 | Robert Costa
    Senator Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire is the gun-control crowd’s latest target. At town halls last week, they tried to rattle her, and irate protesters toted signs scrawled with “Shame.” But it’s doubtful that Ayotte will suddenly buckle under pressure and support an expansion of background checks, mere weeks after voting against such legislation. For one, Ayotte has never played the role of your typical New England Republican moderate — think Susan Collins or Scott Brown. Yes, she’s friendly with dealmakers such as John McCain and Lindsey Graham, but her alliances with them are almost entirely on national-security issues. On...
  • National media exaggerate anti-Ayotte gun control protests

    05/03/2013 3:12:39 AM PDT · by marktwain · 31 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2 May, 2013 | Alex Pappas
    Two very different pictures are emerging of what took place this weekend at a series of townhall meetings by Kelly Ayotte, the Republican senator from New Hampshire.Ayotte traveled back to the Granite State to meet with constituents, and among the topics that came up were her votes against new gun control measures. But local and national news media are giving sharply contrasting accounts of what really happened when the gun control issue surfaced.If you read about the meetings in the national press, you likely went away thinking the Republican lawmaker was overwhelmed by pro-gun control critics. You might think the opposite if...
  • Sen. Kelly Ayotte becomes focus of gun-control groups after voting against background checks

    05/01/2013 5:16:20 AM PDT · by saywhatagain · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Wednesday, May 1 | By Ed O’Keefe
    Ayotte is facing new constituent anger and a coordinated effort by gun-control groups to turn her vote into a political liability. These organizations include Mayors Against Illegal Guns, the group founded by New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg (I), and the liberal think tank the Center for American Progress. Other groups are deploying organizers to New Hampshire, Arizona, Arkansas, Nevada and North Dakota in hopes of shaming moderate senators of both parties who voted against the background-check plan.
  • Breaking: Ayotte a no on Manchin-Toomey; (shortened title)

    04/17/2013 8:39:14 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 34 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 4-17-2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Fill title: Breaking: Ayotte a no on Manchin-Toomey; Update: Reid announces support for Feinstein assault-weapons ban This is a big deal, and not just because of the swing of a single vote in the Senate: Kelly O'Donnell @KellyO NBC News has learned Sen. Kelly Ayotte will be a NO on background checks bill today. (Check out the rest at linked HotAir source)
  • Most people trying to buy a gun illegally are never prosecuted, U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte says

    03/23/2013 8:04:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    politifact.com ^ | 22 March, 2013 | Jake Berry
    Before Congress enacts any new gun control laws, the nation’s law enforcement officers and courts should better enforce the regulations they have on the books now, according to U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte. In a meeting with the Telegraph editorial board, New Hampshire’s junior senator took aim last month at the national background check system, which does not go far enough prosecuting those who illegally try to obtain weapons, she said. "Of approximately 80,000 in 2012 that were denied (a gun) because of a background check … only 44 people were prosecuted for that," Ayotte said during the February 19 meeting.
  • Senators brush off White House defense bill veto threat (Ayotte Guantanamo Amendment Attached)

    12/05/2012 6:01:55 AM PST · by what's up · 2 replies
    Politico ^ | December 4, 2012 | Laura Litvan
    Senators appeared unconcerned Thursday by a White House threat to veto the defense policy bill they are considering on the floor, evidently confident they can get the legislation into a form that President Barack Obama would ultimately sign. The White House Office of Management and Budget announced that if the bill “in its present form” were passed, it would face a veto over restrictions on Guantánamo Bay detainees, the makeup of the armed forces, its support for certain weapons programs and other details. It was the second time the White House has threatened to veto the National Defense Authorization Act...
  • Grassley, Ayotte want answers on OMB promise to cover defense layoff costs

    10/02/2012 2:09:09 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 2, 2012 | Susan Crabtree
    Furious over the White House telling defense companies to ignore federal law requiring them to warn employees of possible layoffs from pending defense cuts, two key Republicans are demanding to know the legal rationale behind the guidance. Republican Sens. Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire fired off a letter Monday night to Jeffrey Zients, acting director of the Office of Management and Budget, questioning the agency’s legal authority to make the promises, which they said could put taxpayers on the hook for “billions of dollars.” Mr. Zients‘ letter told private companies not only that they didn’t...
  • Ayotte is a NO vote on LOST (vanity)

    07/16/2012 1:53:16 PM PDT · by AlmaKing · 3 replies
    www.ayotte.senate.gov ^ | 7-16-12 | U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte (R)
    Ayotte and Portman composed a letter to Reid. The letter was attached as a pdf to the email, and I don't know how to post an image very well so I posted this excerpt from the letter and her email below. - Begin quote: 'The real issue is not whether the United States will defend its maritime rights, but rather wo will have the final say on the scope of those rights. We simply are not persuaded that the decisions by the International Seabed Authority and international tribunals empowered by this treaty will be more favorable to U.S. interests than...
  • Egypt risks 'disastrous' rupture in ties: US senators

    02/07/2012 6:14:12 PM PST · by ColdOne · 18 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 2/7/12 | AFP
    A trio of leading US senators on Tuesday warned Egypt that the risk of a "disastrous" rupture in ties had "rarely been greater" amid an escalating row over the planned trial of US pro-democracy activists. Republican senators John McCain and Kelly Ayotte, joined by independent Joe Lieberman, also warned that US congressional "support for Egypt -- including continued financial assistance -- is in jeopardy." "The current crisis with the Egyptian government has escalated to such a level that it now threatens our long-standing partnership," the three senators wrote in a joint statement. "There are committed opponents of the United States...
  • Senator Kelly Ayotte Endorses Mitt Romney

    11/22/2011 8:01:51 AM PST · by Saundra Duffy · 55 replies · 1+ views
    The State Column ^ | November 21, 2011 | The State Column
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney received a coveted endorsement Sunday from New Hampshire Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte. Ayotte announced her support for Romney at a rally in Nashua, New Hampshire. Ayotte believes Romney is the GOP’s best chance to defeat President Barack Obama. “I have been impressed by the amount of time Mitt Romney has spent in New Hampshire, holding open town hall meetings, answering the tough questions and listening to voters,” Ayotte said in a Romney campaign press release. Ayotte’s popularity in New Hampshire should help Romney, who skipped a conservative Christian forum in Iowa Sunday where several of...
  • Sarah Palin Goes Native

    08/19/2011 11:48:35 AM PDT · by Brookhaven · 47 replies
    Red State ^ | 8-19-11 | Leon Wolf
    I am not a Sarah Palin hater. As an Alaska native, I have some appreciation for the political skill needed to knock off Frank Murkowski and Tony Knowles in the same election – political skill that simply isn’t possessed by idiots. And I’ve watched with admiration as she has continually kept herself in the news while shaping the national conversation in subtle (and sometimes not-so-subtle) ways. But over the last several months, Palin’s unique brand of activism seems to have shifted – whether consciously or unconsciously – towards the will of the Republican Establishment. Consider: Palin’s first break with grassroots/TEA...
  • Sarah Palin meets with Kelly Ayotte in N.H.

    06/03/2011 5:14:01 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | 6/3/11 | KASIE HUNT
    Palin meets with Ayotte in N.H. By: Kasie Hunt June 3, 2011 07:15 AM EDT PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — Sarah Palin breakfasted with Sen. Kelly Ayotte early Friday morning in an unexpected stop on Day 6 of her One Nation bus tour. Palin endorsed Ayotte in a contested primary election in 2010, choosing the former state attorney general over conservative favorite Ovide Lamontange in a race Ayotte won by less than a percentage point. Palin dined at the Golden Egg, where staff was given no advance warning of her visit. She sat at a table with Ayotte, Ayotte’s husband, and...
  • Joe Lieberman mentors GOP freshmen (Lieberman, McCain working to raise up more RINOs)

    05/25/2011 6:24:43 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 5 replies
    Politico ^ | 2011-05-25
    As Joe Lieberman winds down his two-decade career in the Senate, the onetime Democratic vice presidential nominee is reaching out to an unlikely group to help seal his political legacy: freshman Republicans. Behind the scenes and in front of the cameras, the retiring foreign policy hawk is grooming, mentoring and partnering with a handful of GOP freshmen to ensure that, long after he’s left the Senate, his vision for America’s role abroad survives. Reaching across the aisle is nothing new for Lieberman, who stood on the stage at the 2008 Republican National Convention and endorsed John McCain, making his choice...
  • Republicans Threaten Senate Blockade if Reid Doesn't Deal With Debt, Spending

    03/10/2011 7:09:45 PM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 10, 2011 | Carl Cameron
    Ten Republican senators are warning Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid that they will block any bills that do not address fiscal issues until the current impasse on spending is resolved. "While there are many issues that warrant the Senate's consideration, we feel that the Senate must not debate and consider bills at this time that do not affirmatively cut spending," reads a letter signed by the group of 10. "We, therefore, are notifying you of our intention to object to the consideration of any legislation that fails to directly address this crisis in a meaningful way." The letter was...
  • Sen. McConnell lures stars from Tea Party during Afghanistan trip

    01/17/2011 6:05:36 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/17/11 06:44 PM ET | Alexander Bolton
    Conservatives believe Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) used a weekend trip to woo star GOP freshmen away from the Tea Party. McConnell took Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) and Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) on a high-powered weekend trip to Afghanistan and Pakistan that is being seen as a ploy by the leader to secure allies for forthcoming legislative battles. The visit gave the freshmen firsthand access to world leaders and Gen. David Petraeus, the commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, as well as plenty of quality time with their party leader in the Senate. The...
  • NBC News projects that Kelly Ayotte wins the New Hampshire Senate Seat.

    11/02/2010 5:16:27 PM PDT · by library user · 18 replies
    11/02/2010
    NBC News projects that Kelly Ayotte wins the New Hampshire Senate Seat.
  • Chamber of Commerce Suddenly Makes Large Ad Buys

    10/07/2010 8:32:02 PM PDT · by Fred · 15 replies
    CQ Politics The Eye ^ | 100710 | CQ-Roll Staff
    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has more than doubled its spending on political attack ads since Tuesday, prompting criticism from liberal groups that question the origin of the funds. The chamber reported spending $9.3 million on ads targeting Democrats in eight Senate and 22 House races since Tuesday. It had spent just less than $9 million this year through Monday. Chamber President Tom Donohue has pledged to spend $75 million this election season as the business group tries to oust Members who voted for policies it opposes, such as the health care and financial regulatory overhauls.
  • Ovide Lamontagne to raise funds for rival

    09/23/2010 10:13:06 AM PDT · by 84rules · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | September 22, 2010 | Shira Toeplitz
    Attorney Ovide Lamontagne, who came within 1,667 votes of defeating former state Attorney General Kelly Ayotte in the GOP primary for Senate, is headlining a fundraiser for the new nominee next week. Ayotte will face Democratic Rep. Paul Hodes in November. Ayotte, who was recruited by national Republicans to get into the race, won with 38 percent of the vote over a crowded field on Sept. 14. The next day, Lamontagne conceded the race and endorsed Ayotte – providing a swift end to the battle, unlike the Senate primaries in Delaware and Alaska, where the establishment Republican candidates declined to...