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  • Chris Christie kicks off New Hampshire town hall series

    04/15/2015 10:20:54 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 5 replies
    nbc 2 ^ | 4-15-2015 | AP
    <p>LONDONDERRY, N.H. (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is introducing himself to New Hampshire voters in a format he knows well - a town hall meeting.</p> <p>The likely 2016 Republican presidential contender drew a capacity crowd Wednesday to his first town hall in New Hampshire, in Londonderry. He opened the event by talking about his life story.</p>
  • Chris Christie: Track Illegals Like FedEx Packages

    08/29/2015 10:47:36 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 70 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Saturday, 29 Aug 2015 07:12 PM | Todd Beamon
    Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie on Saturday compared tracking illegal immigrants in the United States to locating FedEx packages, even pledging to ask the company's founder and CEO to temporarily work with his administration to show immigration officials how to do it effectively. The comments, at a town hall meeting in New Hampshire, caused an uproar on social media, Mediate and CNN reports. "At any moment, FedEx can tell you where that package is," the New Jersey governor said. "It's on the truck. It's at the station. It's on the airplane. It's back in another station. It's back at the...
  • Two Impossible Things That Could Happen in 2016

    08/28/2015 8:29:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 28, 2015 | Michael Barone
    "One can't believe impossible things," Alice objected. "I daresay you haven't had much practice," the Red Queen replied. "When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast." You may be reading this sometime after breakfast, and six is a pretty large number of impossible things. But looking at developments in the 2016 campaign, I can see two impossible things -- impossible in the sense that almost every pundit (including me) ruled them out -- that might happen in the weeks and months...
  • Join Ted Cruz In New Hampshire! (Aug 30 & 31)

    08/28/2015 8:33:47 AM PDT · by Isara · 4 replies
    Join Ted Cruz In New Hampshire! Sunday, August 30House Party at the Home of Lydia & The Honorable David Scott 9:00 AM Doors open at 8:00 AM 220 Back Road Dover, NH 03280SOLD OUTMeet & Greet at Brown’s Lobster Pound 1:30 PM 407 New Hampshire 286 Seabrook, NH 03874RSVP HERENew Boston Town Hall 3:30 PM 15 Central School Road New Boston, NH 03070RSVP HEREHouse Party at the Home of Mar-Mar & Mike Rogers 6:00 PM Doors open at 5:00 PM 76 Dow Road Hollis, NH 03049RSVP HEREMonday, August 31Veterans & Military Town Hall 9:00 AM Doors open at 8:00 AM...
  • Bob Smith, Who Ran for Senate Twice in Florida, Behind Ted Cruz for President

    08/26/2015 9:05:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | August 26, 2015 | Kevin Derby
    Florida might have its share of Republican presidential candidates but one former presidential candidate who ran twice in the Sunshine State is behind U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas. Former U.S. Sen. Bob Smith, R-N.H., who ran twice for the U.S. Senate in Florida, was named as a co-chair of Cruz’s veterans outreach team on Wednesday. Smith joins U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine, R-Okla., and Texas state Sen. Brian Birdwell as co-chairs of “Vets for Ted” while Bill Connor will be national director. Cruz has also named Smith, a Navy veteran, as part of his team in New Hampshire, home of the...
  • Ted Cruz adds 66 to NH campaign leadership

    08/26/2015 8:07:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz announced additions to his New Hampshire leadership team, which he says now numbers 107. The U.S. senator from Texas previously named former U.S. Sen. Bob Smith, Executive Councilor David Wheeler, R-Milford, and former New Hampshire House Speaker William L. O'Brien, R-Mont Vernon, as his state co-chairmen. The latest roll-out of 66 conservatives comes as Cruz plans a busy weekend of campaigning in New Hampshire. The list features several prominent conservatives, activists, faith leaders and state and local lawmakers. It includes former state Sen. Fenton Groen and Rep. Warren Groen of Rochester, Rep. Rick Christie of...
  • Trump Leads in NH

    08/26/2015 6:28:43 PM PDT · by LS · 36 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 8/26/2015
    PPP New Hampshire: Trump 35%, Kasich 11, Fiorina 10, Bush and Walker 7, Carson 6, Cruz 4
  • Sen. Cruz Names U.S. Sen. Bob Smith, Congressman Jim Bridenstine, and Texas Sen. Brian Birdwell.....

    08/26/2015 7:11:45 AM PDT · by Isara · 14 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 08/26/15
    Sen. Cruz Names U.S. Sen. Bob Smith, Congressman Jim Bridenstine, and Texas Sen. Brian Birdwell co-chairs of “Vets for Ted,” Bill Connor to Serve as National Director HOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today named former U.S. Sen. Bob Smith of New Hampshire, Congressman Jim Bridenstine of Oklahoma, and Texas State Sen. Brian Birdwell as co-chairs of the Cruz for President military coalition, “Vets for Ted.” Bill Connor will serve as national director.“I am humbled and proud to have Bob, Jim, Brian, and Bill leading the ‘Vets for Ted’ military coalition,” Sen. Cruz said. “Each of these men...
  • #YUGE! Massive Trouble For Jeb Bush – Campaign Support Collapse In New Hampshire – Polling 7%…

    08/25/2015 1:19:13 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 63 replies
    The Conservative Tree House ^ | 8-25-2015 | sundance
    August 25, 2015 #YUGE! Massive Trouble For Jeb Bush – Campaign Support Collapse In New Hampshire – Polling 7%… Sundance New Hampshire is supposed to be “Jeb’s People”. Jeb has campaigned heavily in New Hampshire. The planned GOPe 2016 road map kicks off in New Hampshire. However, with Jeb only polling 7% support, he becomes incapable of delivering the Wall Street goals. Donald Trump is doing something everyone said was impossible. Trump is dominating in every single region. THIS IS YUGE ! Trump is winning in the Mid-West, the North-East, Dixie, the Deep South, and every state in the SEC primary....
  • Donald Trump up 24 points in New Hampshire: Poll

    08/25/2015 10:58:12 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 20 replies
    www.washingtontimes.com ^ | 24 August 2015 | By David Sherfinski
    Donald Trump has raced out to a huge lead against the rest of the 2016 Republican presidential field in the early-voting state of New Hampshire, according to a poll released Tuesday that showed him more than tripling the support of his closest competitor. Mr. Trump was the first choice of 35 percent of GOP primary voters in the Granite State, followed by Ohio Gov. John Kasich at 11 percent and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina at 10 percent, according to the survey from the Democratic-leaning firm Public Policy Polling.
  • Donald Trump is blowing everyone else out of the water in 2 key states (Poll: NH 35% and SC 30% )

    08/25/2015 9:06:17 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 91 replies
    Business Insider ^ | August 25, 2015 | Maxwell Tani
    Donald Trump is dominating in two key early-primary states, according to new polls of the states released Tuesday. A new Public Policy Polling poll of Republican primary voters in New Hampshire found that the real-estate mogul is far ahead of the competition, with 35% saying that they would vote for Trump if the primary were held today. The closest opponent was Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R), who garnered 11%. "This is by far the best we’ve found Donald Trump doing anywhere during his entire surge,” Dean Debnam, the president of Public Policy Polling... The results were similar to a Monmouth...
  • Trump Way Ahead in New Hampshire; Sanders Leads Clinton

    08/25/2015 8:19:32 AM PDT · by BigEdLB · 17 replies
    PPP ^ | 8/25/15 | Tom Jensen
    PPP's new New Hampshire poll finds Donald Trump in the strongest position of any poll we've done anywhere since he entered the race. Trump laps the Republican field with 35% to 11% for John Kasich, 10% for Carly Fiorina, 7% each for Jeb Bush and Scott Walker, 6% for Ben Carson, 4% each for Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, and Marco Rubio, and 3% for Rand Paul. Candidates falling outside the top ten in the state are Rick Perry at 2%, Lindsey Graham, George Pataki, and Rick Santorum at 1%, and Jim Gilmore, Mike Huckabee, and Bobby Jindal all at less...
  • Why is Trump holding a mega-rally in Alabama tonight?

    08/21/2015 3:19:09 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 64 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 21, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Here is the Trump political logic: “Alabama is extremely critical,” a close associate of Trump’s told me (actually, we agreed I’d call him “a close associate of Mr. Trump”). “You have Iowa’s caucus on February 1st, New Hampshire on the 9th, and South Carolina on the 27th .” The race, this associate explained, would not be wrapped up by then. According to this political calculus, the crucial moment arrives three days later, on March 1st, with the “SEC primary”—the belt of Southern states that encompass the Southeastern Athletic Conference—when Alabama, Texas, Georgia, Arkansas and several others hold their primaries. Trump...
  • Walker rejects meeting with Black Lives Matter leaders

    08/21/2015 12:56:09 PM PDT · by detective · 23 replies
    UPI ^ | Aug. 21, 2015 | Ed Adamcyk
    Republican presidential nomination candidate Scott Walker dismissed suggestions he would meet with leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement Friday. Campaigning on a four-day swing through New Hampshire, the Wisconsin governor spoke at a "Politics and Eggs" breakfast meeting hosted by the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at St. Anselm College in Manchester. When an African-American audience member asked what he would to do prevent shootings of citizens by police, Walker defended police and mentioned state legislation he signed mandating independent reviews of police shootings.
  • On top in Iowa and New Hampshire, Trump shifts his gaze south

    08/21/2015 1:09:47 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 6 replies
    WaPo ^ | August 20, 2015 | Katie Zezima
    He has crashed Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s show in Iowa, knocked former Florida governor Jeb Bush off course in New Hampshire and sucked up most of the political oxygen this summer. Now Donald Trump is headed south. Trump said Wednesday night that that event was switching venues, from a civic center to a football stadium, because he now expects an attendance of 30,000 to 40,000. Some say Trump’s appeal in the region is different, and according to University of Mississippi journalism professor Curtis Wilkie, it has precedent. “There is a history of outrageous politicians who are able to develop a...
  • Why Trump Will Never Make the Ballot

    08/20/2015 9:46:44 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 55 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 08.20.156:15 AM ET | Stuart Stevens
    Making political predictions rarely turns out well, but here’s one: Donald Trump will not be a candidate for president in 2016. What? Yes, I know, he’s already announced. In my view, though, he won’t take this all the way to the ballot in Iowa, New Hampshire, or any of the Republican caucus or primary elections. Why? Because he’s Donald Trump and everything we know about him tells us he won’t do it. Let’s step back from the Trump frenzy and consider the realities of a possible Trump run. First is the essential question: Will Donald Trump be the next president...
  • Trump on Jeb, O'Malley, and Black Lives Matter (Which Is Led By a White Guy)

    08/20/2015 7:11:29 PM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 8/20/15 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Donald Trump last night was in Derry, New Hampshire, at a press conference. During the Q&A a reporter said, "Jeb Bush is in the state. He's right down the road from you here. We're in this state; we're in the town hall. Have you gotten under his skin?" TRUMP: Have I gotten under Jeb Bush's skin? I -- I don't know. I will tell you this. You mentioned the word "skin." He said the other day one of the dumber things I've heard ever in politics when talking about Iraq. That we, the United States, he said,...
  • Reporter: Using the term ‘anchor baby’ is offensive. Trump: Boo Hoo, I’m using it.

    08/20/2015 10:41:11 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 48 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/20/15 | Robert Laurie
    Politically incorrect? Tough. As you’re no doubt aware, saying ‘Donald Trump isn’t interested in political correctness’ is a little bit of an understatement. The one constant in his campaign has been that he says what he wants, how he wants, and if you’re going to try to challenge him on it, you’re in for a struggle. The press can’t stand this, because they know his attitude resonates with voters. So, when he outlined his plans to deal with illegal immigration, they were ready to pounce. HTML5 video is not supported! Trump gave them an opening by using the term “anchor...
  • Trump on Rowdy Town Hall Meeting: 'These Are My People'

    08/20/2015 6:25:43 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 58 replies
    Newsmax ^ | August 19, 2015 | Greg Richter
    Donald Trump held his first town hall meeting Wednesday night before a rowdy Derry, New Hampshire crowd that cheered, chimed in and booed when he mentioned his presidential rivals. "These are my people," a gleeful Trump said. Jeb Bush, the establishment favorite, was nine miles away holding a simultaneous town hall event, and Trump couldn't help but comment on the man who's crown he appears — at least for now — to have taken and whom he has described as an unenthusiastic candidate. "Right down the road we have Jeb. Very small crowd," Trump said. "We have 2,500. … There...
  • Showdown: Donald Trump vs. Jeb Bush In New Hampshire

    08/20/2015 7:51:48 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/20/2015 | Charlie Spiering
    At a townhall rally in Derry, New Hampshire, billionaire candidate Donald Trump compared his presidential campaign to that of establishment candidate Jeb Bush, hosting a meeting about 20 miles away. “Right down the road we have Jeb,” Trump said as his supporters booed. “Very small crowd,” Trump continued, noting there were overflow crowds at his event. “You know what’s happening to Jeb’s crowd, as you know right down the street? They’re sleeping!” Trump wasn’t far off. As Governor Jeb Bush went on the attack against Trump, there was silence from the crowd gathered at a VFW post in Merrimack, N.H.,...
  • Trump, Reporter Spar Over Term ‘Anchor Baby’

    08/19/2015 5:05:24 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/19/2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump debated the use of the term “anchor baby” with a reporter at a press conference in New Hampshire on Wednesday. Trump was asked, “You said that you have a big heart, and that you’re not mean-spirited. Are you aware that the term ‘anchor baby,’ that’s an offensive term? People find that hurtful.”
  • 5 states defund and 13 states investigate Planned Parenthood

    08/20/2015 5:36:29 AM PDT · by Morgana · 29 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | Aug 19, 2015 | Danny Burton
    Since the release of the first incriminating Planned Parenthood video from the Center for Medical Progress, a flurry of investigations have ensued. These videos at least show evidence indicating a strong likelihood of illegal activity, and at worst show despicable, callous disregard for the law, human life, and women. Here are the ongoing official investigations and government actions taken against Planned Parenthood. As of Wednesday, five states have made moves to defund Planned Parenthood, or end participation in the funneling of federal money to the unscrupulous organization. These states are New Hampshire, Utah, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Alabama. Thirteen states have...
  • Donald Trump FULL Press Conference in Derry, NH Before Town Hall Meeting (8-19-15)

    08/19/2015 5:33:44 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 13 replies
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  • Full Video: Donald Trump's First Town Hall Meeting in NH

    08/19/2015 6:04:38 PM PDT · by JoeSeales · 42 replies
    Donald Trump ^ | 8-19-15 | Donald Trump
    August 19, 2015: GOP Presidential frontrunner Donald Trump gave his first town hall meeting tonight in Derry, New Hampshire. He spoke for a while and took questions from the audience. For those who missed it in the live stream. He was definitely on tonight, ya think?
  • Bush: Trump isn’t conservative enough to win GOP race

    08/19/2015 4:56:09 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 95 replies
    The HIll ^ | 08/19/2015 | Bradford Richardson
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump is not authentic enough a conservative to deserve the Republican nomination.   “Mr. Trump doesn’t have a conservative record,” Bush said at a town-hall meeting Wednesday in New Hampshire. “He was a Democrat longer than he was a Republican. He’s given more money to Democrats than he’s given to Republicans.”   “We’re a conservative party, aren’t we, the Republican Party?” Bush asked.   ADVERTISEMENT He also slammed the billionaire businessman for his support of popular liberal positions in the past, such as a tax on assets and a single-payer...
  • Video: Donald Trump FULL Press Conference in Derry, NH

    08/19/2015 4:43:41 PM PDT · by JoeSeales · 31 replies
    Donald Trump ^ | 8-19-15 | Donald Trump
    The Donald's press conference right before the town hall in New Hampshire, which is still going on right now. He was hitting on all cylinders tonight, boy I tell you what. On his game.
  • The Harsh Human Cost of Defunding Planned Parenthood

    08/16/2015 2:21:46 PM PDT · by unlearner · 16 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 8/16/2015 | RENEE CRAMER
    Responding to shock videos released by the Center for Medical Progress, government officials in Louisiana, New Hampshire and Alabama (and, most recently, Arkansas) have moved to defund Planned Parenthood. Now the White House has entered the fray, warning these states that defunding may break the law. Through a network of affiliated clinics, Planned Parenthood provides health care services to millions of women across the country, especially low-income and young women who have few options for care.
  • Super PAC to drop $10 million on pro-Jeb Bush ads

    08/16/2015 11:01:41 AM PDT · by PROCON · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | Aug. 16, 2015 | Ashley Killough
    (CNN)—The super PAC supporting former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's bid for president will spend $10 million on its first major TV ad campaign starting next month. A spokesman for Right to Rise PAC confirmed that the group will start running ads in the crucial early voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire on September 15, with ads starting in South Carolina the week after. The commercials, first reported by The Associated Press, will focus on promoting the former Florida governor's record and will run through December.
  • Ted Cruz is finished: Laughable “strategy” that guarantees he’ll get nowhere near the White House

    06/10/2015 3:16:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 82 replies
    Salon ^ | June 10, 2015 | Simon Maloy
    Tea Party hero's roadmap to the presidency borrows from the failed presidential runs of Ron Paul and Rudy Giuliani.It’s sometimes easy to forget that Ted Cruz is running for president. While other 2016 Republican candidates are out giving big speeches and attaching themselves to causes and making trips to Europe, Cruz has stayed relatively quiet, which is strange given that his animating purpose up to this point has been to loudly remind you that Ted Cruz exists. The biggest headlines Cruz has earned for himself lately were for a dumb joke he told about Joe Biden just after the vice...
  • Trump: "Be Careful Carly"

    08/14/2015 10:00:43 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 110 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 August 2015 14 August 2014 | by Ian Hanchett
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump warned fellow candidate Carly Fiorina “Be careful Carly” in a speech in New Hampshire on Friday. After arguing that fellow candidates South Carolina Senator Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC)and former Texas Governor Rick Perry fell in the polls after attacking him, Trump said, “Carly was a little nasty to me. Be careful Carly. Be careful. But I can’t say anything to her, because she’s a woman, and I don’t want to be accused of being tough on women. I can’t do that, right? Can I do that? Women, am I allowed to fight back? Am I...
  • Donald Trump Campaign Rally in Hampton, New Hampshire

    08/14/2015 9:17:39 PM PDT · by Sontagged · 27 replies
    CSPAN ^ | 8/14/15 | CSPAN
    August 14, 2015 Republican 2016 presidential candidate Donald Trump spoke to supporters at a rally at Winnacunnet High School in Hampton, New Hampshire.
  • Trump calls Walsh a clown, tells Boston to get a real mayor; Trump spoke at NH rally Friday night

    08/14/2015 8:34:33 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 11 replies
    wcvb ^ | 11:15 PM EDT Aug 14, 2015
    HAMPTON, N.H. —GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump called Boston Mayor Marty Walsh a clown after he was called out to accept the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Friday. Related "He's a clown, Marty Walsh," Trump said at a rally in New Hampshire Friday night. "This guy Marty Walsh. He spends all this time and effort and money on an Olympic bid, and then he goes out and he's talking about ice bucket challenges. Get a real mayor." Trump did take part in the Ice Bucket Challenge in 2014, though. He also took a jab at Gov. Charlie Baker. "Gov. Baker should...
  • Hillary Clinton: The Democratic Party's ticking time bomb (article written by a lib)

    08/14/2015 9:13:15 AM PDT · by Signalman · 15 replies
    The Week ^ | 8/14/2015 | Damon Linker
    So Bernie Sanders is leading in New Hampshire. That cheers me — though not because he's my ideal candidate, and certainly not because I think he could win in the general election. I'm convinced he would almost certainly lose against all but the loopiest or scariest Republican opponent. Then why am I — someone almost certain to vote for a Democrat, and hoping to vote for a woman, in 2016 — so pleased by Sanders' ascent? Because it helps to puncture the aura of inevitability around Hillary Clinton. Yes, she continues to lead in every national poll by a large...
  • Donald Trump: A woman VP would be ‘absolutely great’ [would consider Ayotte for VP]

    08/14/2015 10:09:49 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 114 replies
    Politico ^ | 08/14/2015 | Nick Gass
    Donald Trump heaped praise on Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire in a Friday interview with a Concord radio station, calling the idea of having a woman as his running mate “absolutely great.” Trump referenced his private meeting with Ayotte earlier this year, as well as “a couple of times” they had met, in his discussion with WKXL. Calling the New Hampshire senator “a terrific woman” and “tremendous,” Trump said that he really liked her a lot and “would be somebody that you would consider” as veep.
  • Whistling Past The Graveyard: GOP Insiders Say Trump Can't Win

    08/14/2015 9:42:06 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 55 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 14, 2015 | Breitbart News
    From Katie Glueck writing at Politico: Six in 10 Republican insiders in the early states say Donald Trump can’t win Iowa or New Hampshire. That’s the assessment of this week’s POLITICO Caucus, our weekly bipartisan survey of the top operatives, strategists and activists in Iowa and New Hampshire. Their conclusion comes on the heels of the latest national poll, from CNN/ORC, that reports the controversial real estate mogul is leading the GOP presidential field even after crudely attacking Fox News host Megyn Kelly last week following the first GOP debate, which she co-moderated.
  • Why New Hampshire Is Ground Zero for the Planned Parenthood Debate

    08/13/2015 4:24:00 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    nationaljournal.com ^ | August 13, 2015 | Karyn Bruggeman
    The debate over federal funding for Planned Parenthood is boiling over in Washington. But the strongest political consequences in 2016 might come in New Hampshire. Last week New Hampshire became the third state, along with Alabama and Louisiana, to cut back state funding for Planned Parenthood in response to controversial videos documenting the group's participation in fetal-tissue-donation programs. While the dozens of presidential candidates visiting the state have all eagerly chimed in on the issue, New Hampshire will also host competitive races for Senate and governor next year. In an important state where women's health has been a central political...
  • Ben Carson Once Did Fetal Tissue Research (here come the Carson attacks)

    08/13/2015 6:46:02 AM PDT · by LS · 100 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | Virginia Hughes
    In a 1992 study, Carson and his colleagues from Johns Hopkins used fetal tissue to better understand how the human brain develops. But in the wake of the Planned Parenthood videos, the presidential candidate has called fetal tissue research “disturbing.” Ben Carson, a Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon and Republican presidential candidate, previously did research using human fetal tissue. In the wake of the hidden-camera videos showing Planned Parenthood doctors discussing how to provide aborted fetuses to scientific researchers, Carson has told Fox News that the benefits of this research have been “overpromised” and “under-delivered.” Late on Wednesday, an OB/GYN and science...
  • Ben Carson: No apologies for 1992 fetal tissue research

    08/13/2015 8:29:11 AM PDT · by ghost of stonewall jackson · 54 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/13/15 | David Weigel
    Ben Carson defended the use of fetal tissue for medical research Thursday, after a blog published excerpts of a 1992 paper describing work the neurosurgeon-turned-presidential candidate carried out using aborted fetuses. In an interview with the Washington Post, Carson called the revelation "desperate," and ignorant of the way medical research was carried out. "You have to look at the intent," Carson said before beginning a campaign swing through New Hampshire. "To willfully ignore evidence that you have for some ideological reason is wrong. If you’re killing babies and taking the tissue, that’s a very different thing than taking a dead...
  • Franklin Pierce-Herald GOP poll results: Trump lead eroding; Kasich and Fiorina rise

    08/12/2015 2:23:38 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 94 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 8/11/2015 | Joe Battenfeld and Chris Villani
    The latest Franklin Pierce University/Boston Herald poll shows a big jump for Carly Fiorina, who makes to top 5 GOP candidates with 9% of N.H. GOP voters. This poll also shows Donald Trump in the lead at 18%, followed by Jeb Bush 13%, and John Kasich at 12%. ... Texas Sen. Ted Cruz at 10%. ... GOP presidential upstart Donald Trump has lost ground in New Hampshire since his tirade against Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly... Businesswoman Carly Fiorina has jumped to fifth place in New Hampshire with nine percent support. ...
  • Obama Admin Threatens Alabama and Louisiana After They De-Fund Planned Parenthood

    08/13/2015 12:15:19 AM PDT · by Morgana · 53 replies
    life news ^ | Aug 12, 2015 | Steven Ertelt
    The Obama administration is threatening two states after they made the decision to cut funding to the Planned Parenthood abortion business in the wake of a series of videos exposing how Planned Parenthood sells aborted babies and their body parts. Alabama became the third state to de-fund the Planned Parenthood abortion business in the wake of five videos exposing how the abortion giant sells the body parts of aborted babies for research. The state followed Louisiana, which is revoking a contract with Planned Parenthood using state Medicaid dollars, and New Hampshire, which zapped $650,000 in state taxpayer funding. In Alabama,...
  • Why Nevada Should Be the New Iowa

    08/12/2015 6:33:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Politico Magazine ^ | August 12, 2015 | Jon Ralston
    As presidential candidates begin to genuflect before the people of Iowa and New Hampshire, once again beginning an anachronistic quadrennial ritual, someone has to say it: This must end. We can keep pretending how quaint it is to see possible leaders of the free world chat up the riveting folks in a Manchester diner or pretend to enjoy the “Roast and Ride” in Boone. But neither state represents the real America anymore, nor do they represent even a realistic crucible in which to choose a nominee. Even Tevye would blanch at this tradition that has long since served its purpose....
  • Poll: Bernie Sanders surges ahead of Hillary Clinton in N.H., 44-37

    08/12/2015 6:13:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 08/12/2015
    Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders has rocketed past longtime front-runner Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire, a stunning turn in a race once considered a lock for the former secretary of state, a new Franklin Pierce University/Boston Herald poll shows. Sanders leads Clinton 44-37 percent among likely Democratic primary voters, the first time the heavily favored Clinton has trailed in the 2016 primary campaign, according to the poll of 442 Granite-Staters. Vice President Joe Biden got 9 percent support in the test primary match-up. The other announced Democrats in the race, former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln...
  • Heroin problem in New Hampshire forces candidates to discuss drugs.

    08/11/2015 3:05:02 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 5 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | August 10, 2015
    The outsized influence of New Hampshire on elections gives it a pulpit to focus on pet issues. This election cycle, the pet cause is drugs. According to The Daily Beast, Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas has pressured presidential candidates to address the state’s heroin epidemic and craft policy to address it. Almost a dozen candidates have spoken with Gatsas, and it showed in last week’s Fox News Republican presidential candidate debate. Ohio Gov. John Kasich mentioned Manchester and its drug problems, and Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio have discussed it in other forums. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker spoke on a New...
  • Former N.H. Republican Party chairman: Donald Trump ‘harmful’ to GOP’s brand

    08/10/2015 11:49:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | August 10, 2015 | Jack Encarnacao
    Women, Hispanics need reassurance.(VIDEO-AT-LINK)GOP presidential hopefuls need to more forcefully differentiate their party’s views on women and Hispanics from Donald Trump’s, or risk losing those voting blocs to the Democrats in the general election, according to key Republicans. “People like (Jeb) Bush and (Marco) Rubio and (John) Kasich have to feel a responsibility and an obligation to distance not only themselves, but the party, from Trump and his message,” said Fergus Cullen, former chairman of the New Hampshire Republican Party. “It pushes Republicans out of the mainstream and out of the center, and makes them unacceptable to women voters, Hispanic...
  • Whip list: How many Democrats oppose Obama's Iran nuclear deal? (Only 9 Congressmen and 1 Senator)

    08/10/2015 2:26:02 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | 4:33 PM ET, Mon August 10, 2015 | Tal Kopan and Deirdre Walsh
    House Democrats who are a "no" on the deal (9 of 44 needed to override potential veto): Steve Israel, New York Nita Lowey, New York Ted Deutch, Florida Grace Meng, New York Kathleen Rice, New York Albio Sires, New Jersey Juan Vargas, California Eliot Engel, New York Brad Sherman, California Note: 150 House Democrats signed a May letter supporting the then-unfinished Iran negotiations and none have come out against the deal since it was completed. Senate Democrats who are a "no" (1 of 13 needed to override potential veto): Chuck Schumer, New York Senate Democrats who are a "yes": Tammy...
  • Three More States End Taxpayer Funding of Planned Parenthood

    08/10/2015 11:37:35 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 7, 2015 | 5:00 PM EDT | Abigail Wilkinson
    Three more states—Alabama, Louisiana, and New Hampshire—have cut off state funding to Planned Parenthood (PP) in the wake of recent videos released by the Center for Medical Progress that appear to show PP officials negotiating over the sale of aborted baby organs and tissue. The three are the latest states to defund the nation’s largest abortion provider. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker ended state funding of abortion-performing facilities, including Planned Parenthood, in 2011. According to LifeSiteNews, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Indiana, Ohio, and Texas also prohibit state funds from going to any facility that performs abortions. …
  • Jeb Bush takes the gloves off at RedState

    08/08/2015 8:07:14 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 77 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/8/15 | RYAN LOVELACE
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has suffered from criticism that he has not fought back against those who sought to diminish his campaign. At the RedState Gathering on Saturday, Bush delivered passionate remarks and named his enemies: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Bush went after Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton for her unwillingness to take a stance on whether to construct the Keystone XL pipeline. At a town hall event on the campaign trail in New Hampshire, Clinton avoided providing a yes or no answer about whether she would support construction of the pipeline. "She can't now have an opinion...
  • Jindal: Obama ‘Declared War on Trans Fats and a Ceasefire’ With [Iran]

    08/07/2015 8:01:27 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | August 4, 2015 | Melanie Hunter
    (CNSNews.com) – During a “voters first presidential forum” in New Hampshire on Monday, GOP presidential candidate Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal criticized President Barack Obama’s deal with Iran, saying he “declared war on trans fats and a ceasefire with the largest state-sanctioned sponsor of terrorism.” “This is a bad deal. He’s declared war on trans fats and a ceasefire with the largest state-sanctioned sponsor of terrorism,” said Jindal regarding the nuclear deal with Iran. As CNSNews.com previously reported, the Food and Drug Administration ruled in June that trans fat is not “generally recognized as safe” for use in food and gave...
  • New Hampshire defunds Planned Parenthood facilities

    08/06/2015 9:20:26 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | August 5, 2015 | Valerie Richardson
    Chris Sununu is a pro-choice Republican, but when he voted Wednesday to defund Planned Parenthood clinics in New Hampshire, he viewed it as a vote in favor of women’s health, not against. Before the New Hampshire Executive Council’s 3-2 vote denying the contract, he said he received separate calls from five young women — both pro-choice and pro-life — who told him they refused to set foot in Planned Parenthood clinics, even though they needed services and those were their closest options. “All of them were unemployed and had actually gotten rides to other parts of the state so they...
  • Granite State Poll: Bush, Paul, Walker, Rubio in Tie With Hillary

    08/06/2015 6:32:48 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 51 replies
    News Max ^ | August 6, 2016 | Melanie Batley
    In New Hampshire, Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton faces stiff competition from four GOP presidential candidates but maintains a comfortable lead over the GOP's current front-runner, Donald Trump, a new poll has found. According to a WMUR Granite State Poll conducted July 22-30 of 722 adults, Clinton is statistically tied in matchups with her GOP competitors: Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush leads Clinton by a margin of 46 percent to 45 percent Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul leads by 45 percent to 43 percent Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is at 43 percent compared to 44 percent for Clinton Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker...