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  • Red-state Democrats may break with White House

    01/19/2013 7:53:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Politico ^ | 01/19/2013 | By JOHN BRESNAHAN and MANU RAJU
    For Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and his top lieutenants, the challenges of balancing the 2014 Senate map and President Barack Obama’s second-term agenda could cause as many headaches as anything Republicans throw at them. Overall, 20 Democratic-held Senate seats are up for grabs next year, versus 13 for Republicans. Democratic incumbents face reelection in solidly red states like Alaska, Arkansas, Louisiana, Montana and South Dakota, all of which Obama lost by double-digit margins in November. A little more than a year after Obama is sworn in to another term, there will be high-profile Senate races in swing states...
  • New Hampshire State Rep. Cynthia Chase Opposes a Free Society

    01/04/2013 2:37:07 AM PST · by lowbridge · 21 replies
    http://thefreeeconomy.com ^ | december 28, 2012 | jeff
    New Hampshire State Representative Cynthia Chase believes that the principles of liberty, sound money, and free markets are a threat to her state and society as a whole. Her rather unflattering viewpoints on libertarian principles stems from the growing movement known as the Free State Project. Here is her opinion on the Free State Project and freedom as a whole: “In the opinion of this Democrat, Free Staters are the single biggest threat the state is facing today. There is, legally, nothing we can do to prevent them from moving here to take over the state, which is their openly...
  • Handicapped-accessible housing, licenses for undocumented immigrants,

    12/30/2012 7:04:39 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 9 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | December 30, 2012 | MARYALICE GILL
    Handicapped-accessible housing, licenses for undocumented immigrants, top issues for Latina leaders in Nashua.. Though they come from different countries, the 14 women in the Granite State Organizing Project’s Latina leadership series share similar fears. “We always have this thing in the back of our heads that no matter what we do, we’re never going to be heard, because we’re pretty much not from here,” said Liz Taveras, of Nashua. “It’s like, ‘You’re an alien coming to this country. Go back to your own country.’ But I was raised here. If anyone asks me about Puerto Rico, I have nothing to...
  • Stopping veteran Dem retirements is top priority for Reid, Schumer

    11/25/2012 4:19:59 AM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/25/12 | Alexander Bolton
    Stopping veteran Dem retirements is top priority for Reid, SchumerBy Alexander Bolton - 11/25/12 06:00 AM ET One of the highest immediate political priorities for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Senate Democratic political guru Charles Schumer (N.Y.) is to persuade veteran colleagues not to retire in 2014. Democratic sources identify four senators as most likely to retire: Sens. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.), Tim Johnson (D-S.D.), Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) and Tom Harkin (D-Iowa). Another possible veteran retirement is Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-Mich.), who has yet to announce his decision. But Democratic aides expect him to run...
  • Former US Sen. Warren Rudman dies at 82

    11/20/2012 10:38:19 AM PST · by EveningStar · 22 replies
    Former Sen. Warren B. Rudman, who co-authored a ground-breaking budget balancing law, championed ethics and led a commission that predicted the danger of homeland terrorist attacks before 9/11, has died. He was 82.
  • Live Free . . . Or Die

    11/07/2012 6:57:41 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 26 replies
    National Review ^ | Nov 6, 2012 | Mark Steyn
    The Corner The one and only. Live Free . . . Or Die By Mark Steyn November 6, 2012 11:03 P.M. As disappointing for me as Mitt losing New Hampshire has been the down-ticket races in the Granite State. In 2010, Republicans won both House seats, the Senate seat, three-quarters of State Reps, 80 percent of State Senate seats, and 100 percent of the Executive Council. Two years later, Democrats have taken the governorship and may well take both House seats, and the vote tallies they’re racking up in hardcore plaid-clad North Country towns far from the Massachusetts border are...
  • Drudge has exit polls with O leading OH, PA, MI, NH MI

    11/06/2012 2:49:44 PM PST · by shoedog · 215 replies
    Drudge Media polls | 11/6/2012 | self
    Here we go usual exit poll data good for D, what is the truth? Doesn't make sense with the exit polling data on economy and right track wrong track
  • Data the Romney Campaign is Looking At

    11/06/2012 2:47:03 PM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 36 replies
    NRO ^ | 11/6/12 | Rich Lowry
    This is what the Romney folks say is encouraging them. Passed along for what it’s worth: CO: Adams County (lean D county) – strong R turnout based on morning data – on track to win since first time in 1984. AB/EV margins will be hard for them to overcome today. Right now – it’s a virtual tie. Arapahoe (Swing County) – 4860 D, 5271 R – Election Day so far Over 83% of the vote was AB/EV – Dem: 75653 Rep: 75812 Jefferson County (Swing) – 78738 D, 85378 R for AB/EV Waiting on election day Teller County (Hard GOP)...
  • New Hampshire -- Post Your Morning Voting Observations Here!!

    11/06/2012 6:19:42 AM PST · by CWW · 24 replies
    Vanity Press | 11-06-2012 | cww
    Post your New Hampshire morning voting observations here. We're particualrly interested in Freeper observations in predominantly democrat districts.
  • Final Romney Rally Rocks New Hampshire: 10K Overflow Crowd at 11PM

    11/06/2012 2:45:13 AM PST · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Big Government ^ | 11/6/12 | Tony Lee
    Mitt Romney closed his campaign in the state where it began -- New Hampshire -- in front of a raucous, energetic, and enthusiastic crowd of over 10,000 at the Verizon Center. Thousands more people were outside of the arena, unable to get into the event.  “This is a special moment for Ann and for me because this is where our campaign began," Romney said, noting that his victory in New Hampshire's primary put him "on the path to win the Republican nomination." Rock Star Kid Rock performed at the event, which Romney used to contrast his hopeful message for America with...
  • Interesting stats about Harts Location, NH

    11/05/2012 11:36:11 PM PST · by MacMattico · 3 replies
    Me
    Libs are making a big deal that Romney lost the small locale 23-9. But on a closer look we also see the Republican Governor candidate lost 22-9, and Guinta, Republican for House lost 23-9, same as Romney. The most recent polls have the Governors race virtually tied and has Guinta UP by 7 state wide. So it looks like we're dealing with a tiny little liberal town. This at least will help me sleep better! It'd be great if Guinta and Romney were both up 7 in NH! I know Bush won this area before, but in such a small...
  • Dixville Notch live thread (It's a tie!)

    11/05/2012 8:57:41 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 214 replies
    FreeRepublic.com ^ | Nov. 6 2012
    The town's ~25-odd registered voters all gather to cast their ballots at midnight, and the polls are closed one minute later. Then the votes are counted.
  • America's premiere political guru predicts Romney to win comfortably

    11/03/2012 7:53:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/03/2012 | Rick Moran
    No one doubts Michael Barone's credentials; the guy has established himself as the pre-eminent political nuts and bolts expert in the country. If you watch Barone on election night, you will realize he knows the politics of America down to the key individual counties in each state. His encyclopedic mind recognizes when a state's vote is trending toward one candidate or another early on, and while he is carefully not to predict a winner, he leaves the viewer with little doubt as to who is in trouble and who isn't. But it makes me wonder when he reels off a...
  • Here Come The Other States

    10/21/2012 9:59:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    DickMorris.com ^ | October 19, 2012 | Dick Morris
    While all national attention is focused — indeed riveted — on the seven to nine swing or battleground states, a major shift is taking place in the rest of the country: Voters are turning off Obama and onto Romney. In the forty states where the Obama campaign has not spread toxic negative ads against Romney, the Republican is gaining by leaps and bounds and will likely carry a bunch of “non-swing” normally blue states. Specifically, Romney is now three points ahead in Pennsylvania, one point behind in Michigan, and only two points behind in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Together, these four...
  • Four years after backing Obama, The Telegraph endorses Mitt Romney for president

    10/31/2012 8:02:45 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 4 replies
    Nashua Telegraph ^ | October 30, 2012 | ERIN PLACE
    Tuesday, October 30, 2012 Four years after backing Obama, The Telegraph endorses Mitt Romney for president By ERIN PLACE Staff Writer HUDSON – Four years after endorsing then-Sen. Barack Obama for president, The Telegraph of Nashua has backed the president’s Republican opponent former Gov. Mitt Romney. The newspaper’s editorial board said it did not come to this decision lightly. In Wednesday’s editorial on the endorsement of the former Massachusetts governor, it is revealed there were “several hours of spirited debate” regarding the endorsement. In January, The Telegraph endorsed Romney as the GOP candidate.
  • Early Vote in Ohio, Iowa, Colorado, New Hampshire and Wisconsin

    It's well known that Ohio is the key, and that Ohio state polls seem not to follow the national trend (Romney should be leading by at least 3-4, no polls showing him better than tie instead). RCP average in 2008 missed the real result in many states by several points (2.1 in Ohio, 2.5 in Indiana, 3 in Pennsylvania, 3.5 in Colorado, 5 in Arizona e 6 in Nevada) so maybe it's just due to the margin of error but it's worrying anyway. Anyway if Romney loses Ohio he has to win Colorado, Iowa, Wisconsin and New Hampshire (if he...
  • New Hampshire: Romney 50, Obama 48

    10/24/2012 3:37:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 24, 2012 | Allahpundit
    New from Rasmussen, itÂ’s the second poll in as many days showing Romney up two points in NH. Of the last eight polls taken in the state, he leads in four, is tied in two more, trails by a single point in another, and the last is an outlier. (RasmussenÂ’s last poll of NH, taken eight days ago, had Obama up by a point.) Why should you care about that? Simple: If Ohio doesnÂ’t pan out for Mitt, his lone remaining path to the presidency may well be hitting an exacta with New Hampshire and Wisconsin. If he wins Florida,...
  • Mitt Romney pushes into battle ground states of PA and NH weeks before presidential election

    10/20/2012 1:34:49 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 70 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Saturday, October 20, 2012, 3:28 PM | Jonathan Lemire
    Anxious to find the right combination of states to win the Electoral College, Mitt Romney’s campaign pushed Saturday into battlegrounds it had largely avoided. The Republicans forged into the swing states of Pennsylvania and New Hampshire, which the GOP had previously appeared resigned to ceding to President Obama. Paul Ryan, Romney’s running mate, ripped Obama’s energy policy to a crowd at the Pittsburgh International Airport. "Gas prices are more than double what they were four years ago - who knows what they're going to be if he got four more years," Ryan said. "Not only are these policies wrong, they...cost...
  • Poll: Romney now leads by one in New Hampshire — and Iowa

    10/19/2012 6:36:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 19, 2012 | Allahpundi
    Yes, yes, I know, this comes from Kos’s pollster. What can I say? If the left can cling bitterly to Rasmussen as a bulwark against terrible numbers from Gallup, I can cling to this. RCP’s average already had New Hampshire within a point so the new PPP number there isn’t news. The Iowa number is. This is the first poll in a month showing Romney ahead in the state, notwithstanding his blockbuster debate two weeks ago. NBC’s poll last night, in fact, had O up by eight points in Iowa, a ridiculous figure given that Obama’s worried enough to have...
  • ON THE GROUND IN SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE

    10/19/2012 8:59:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Powerline ^ | 10/19/2012 | PAUL MIRENGOFF
    One of our long-time readers, who lives in Massachusetts, has been campaigning for Mitt Romney and Republican congressional candidates in Southern New Hampshire. His efforts include door-to-door visits of voters.The first report he sent me was not upbeat. He found little enthusiasm, whether measured by yard signs or reaction to his door-to-door campaigning, for either side.But that was before the first presidential debate. At the beginning of this week, but before the second debate, he sent a much more encouraging report, excerpts of which I would like to share: I was door to door again in Nashua. Things are...
  • Obama’s New Firewall: Ohio, Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada(goodbye N Carolina, Va, Florida)

    10/17/2012 5:46:51 PM PDT · by drewh · 58 replies
    National Review ^ | October 17, 2012 5:05 P.M | By Jim Geraghty
    Long Island was the electoral map has narrowed and Obama’s team, while conceding nothing publicly, is circling the wagons around Ohio, Iowa, New Hampshire, and Nevada. Plouffe said that Obama remains strong in all four states, but he would not discuss the specifics of internal polling or voter-contact analytics, saying only that Obama has “significant leads” in all four places. It is uncharacteristic of Team Obama to concede any terrain, but Plouffe offered no such assurances about Obama’s position in North Carolina, Virginia, or Florida. Romney advisers have seen big gains in all three states and now consider wins likely,...
  • CDC says another 19 people diagnosed with meningitis in U.S. outbreak (over 230 cases now)

    10/16/2012 4:49:34 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 22 replies
    Another 19 people have been diagnosed with fungal meningitis linked to possibly tainted vials of a steroid medication, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Tuesday, bringing the total number of cases to 231. The CDC said there were two additional cases of infection in joints after a steroid injection but these were not confirmed as meningitis, bringing the total of infections nationwide to 233. The death toll from the unprecedented outbreak was unchanged at 15, the CDC said.
  • New Hampshire Public Radio Edits Debate Tape to Favor the Democrat

    10/15/2012 6:59:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/15/2012 | Mike Johnson
    New Hampshire Public Radio (NHPR) conducted a gubernatorial debate on 19 September 2012. One of the questions had to do with the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), an effort to limit greenhouse gases by auctioning CO2 allowances (sounds like cap and trade to me). Republican Ovide Lamontagne favors repeal of RGGI, while Democrat Maggie Hassan favors keeping it. Watch and listen to their answers at about 32 minutes into the debate. They are in a lightning round, with a ten-second limit to answers. Ms. Hassan's answer, from the previously linked video, follows: ***** "I was proud to be a sponsor...
  • New Hampshire (Romney 50%, Obama 46%)

    10/12/2012 8:36:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    American Research Group ^ | October 12, 2012
    Interview dates: October 9-11, 2012 Sample size: 600 likely voters Margin of error: ± 4 percentage points, 95% of the time Question wording and responses: If the general election were being held today between Barack Obama for president and Joe Biden for vice president, the Democrats, and Mitt Romney for president and Paul Ryan for vice president, the Republicans, for whom would you vote - Obama and Biden or Romney and Ryan (names rotated), or someone else? New Hampshire Obama Romney Other Undecided Likely voters 46% 50% 1% 3% Democrats (29%) 94% 3% - 3% Republicans (35%) 6% 92% -...
  • New Hampshire Resident: ‘Obama Couldn’t Run A Lemonade Stand’

    10/05/2012 10:09:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    BERLIN, N.H. (AP) — Mitt Romney is a part-time resident of this tiny state, and his fiscally conservative, socially moderate tenure as governor of neighboring Massachusetts once seemed a good match for New Hampshire’s independent and libertarian-leaning electorate. Yet, Romney trails President Barack Obama in polls here, as he does in most other presidential battlegrounds, despite spending considerable time and money to lock up the state’s four Electoral College votes...
  • NH school board member looking to ban football

    10/03/2012 4:02:11 AM PDT · by massmike · 46 replies
    myfoxboston.com ^ | 10/03/2012 | n/a
    A school board member in one New Hampshire city is looking to bring an end to the high school's football program. In a meeting on Monday, Paul Butler, a retired physician and member of the Dover School Board, claimed that trying to stop football both at the high school and throughout Dover was the "moral" and "ethical" thing to do in light of recent studies on the sport's impact on overall health and well-being. Butler reportedly cited literature that draws a connection between concussions incurred during football and long-term cognitive impacts in his argument. The former physician also claims that...
  • Shea-Porter says New Hampshire needs to be saved from ‘tea party’ Republicans

    09/27/2012 10:38:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Nashua Telegraph ^ | September 28, 2012 | Jake Berry
    EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the third in an occasional series of stories based on meetings between The Telegraph editorial board and candidates running for federal and state offices in the Nov. 6 general election. The first time former Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter ran for office, she had just returned from New Orleans soon after Hurricane Katrina, where she found people struggling and abandoned by their government. Now, six years later, she worries Congress is heading down the same road. “In 2006, I said the poor have fallen and the middle class are stumbling, and it has not gotten easier,” Shea-Porter, who...
  • Jury clears NH man of felony pot charge, use was part of Rastafarian religion

    09/19/2012 10:52:28 AM PDT · by AlmaKing · 17 replies
    New Hampshire Union Leader ^ | 9-18-12 | MARK HAYWARD
    A Belknap County Superior Court jury cleared a Barnstead resident of a felony drug charge last week, siding with a defense lawyer who encouraged the jury to nullify the verdict on the grounds that the marijuana use was part of his Rastafarian religion. The decision on Thursday cleared Doug Darrell, 59, a piano tuner and woodworker, of manufacture of marijuana, a Class B felony that carries a maximum prison sentence of 3 1/2 to seven years. Under the principle of jury nullification, a jury can find a defendant innocent, even if prosecutors have proved guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. “It's...
  • Election 2012: New Hampshire President New Hampshire: Romney 48%, Obama 45%

    09/19/2012 7:36:33 AM PDT · by ScottinVA · 108 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 19 September 2012 | Scott Rasmussen
    Mitt Romney has now taken the lead in the swing state of New Hampshire. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in New Hampshire shows Romney with 48% support to President Obama’s 45%. Four percent (4%) prefer some other candidate, and three percent (3%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
  • Belmont woman delivers baby at NH Motor Speedway

    09/16/2012 1:36:50 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    WMUR Channel 9 New Hampshire ^ | September 16, 2012
    LOUDON, N.H. — New Hampshire Motor Speedway officials said a baby girl was born early Friday at their facility. The girl’s birth is the first in the track’s history.
  • Romney campaign releases ads for 8 battleground states (CO, FL, IA, NV, NH, NC, OH, and VA)

    09/07/2012 5:34:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    CNN ^ | September 7, 2012 | Gregory Wallace
    Less than an hour after President Barack Obama had stepped off of the Democratic National Convention stage, Republican challenger Mitt Romney's campaign announced 15 new, state-specific television advertisements which the campaign says will run in 8 battlegrounds. A week ago, Romney was officially made the Republican Party's presidential nominee, granting him access to a substantial war chest set aside for the general election. His campaign largely stayed off of television during the Democratic National Convention, which concluded after Obama's speech on Thursday. --snip-- Now that Romney has officially been named the GOP nominee his campaign will get its hands on...
  • University of Colorado model predicts Romney win in November

    08/22/2012 5:53:53 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 22 Aug 2012 | Valerie Richardson
    DENVER — A University of Colorado economic model that has correctly predicted the last eight presidential elections shows Mitt Romney emerging as the victor in 2012. Ken Bickers, professor of political science at the University of Colorado Boulder, and Michael Berry, political science professor at the University of Colorado Denver, announced Wednesday that their state-by-state analysis shows the Republican capturing a majority of electoral votes. "Based on our forecasting model, it becomes clear that the president is in electoral trouble," said Mr. Bickers, who also serves as director of the CU in DC Internship Program. The results show President Obama...
  • Academic model: Romney will take 52.9% of the vote, 320 electoral votes

    08/22/2012 6:01:28 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 83 replies
    HotAir ^ | 08/22/2012 | Allahpundit
    Three reasons why: Economy, economy, economy. Supposedly, the model’s been accurate to within 20 or so electoral votes in every election since 1980. Dude? Using a state-by-state analysis of unemployment and per-capita income, academics Kenneth Bickers and Michael Berry of the University of Colorado project that Romney will win 52.9% of the popular vote and 320 electoral votes. The political scientists discuss their findings here. Their forecast suggests that President Obama will lose in almost all of the swing states, including North Carolina, Virginia, New Hampshire, Colorado, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Florida… Bickers said much of the polling thus...
  • Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH): Don't Forget Obama Led SEAL Mission That Got Osama

    The vid speaks for itself. Talk amongst each other!
  • Who does the Chick-fil-A boss speak for? (Here's a new line of attack)

    08/15/2012 10:05:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Concord Monitor ^ | August 15, 2012 | Jane Hunt, Democratic candidate for state representative
    Not only is it refreshing and encouraging to hear from young writers, it's also a pleasure to be able to agree with Lizy Swain's defense of Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy's right to free speech (Monitor Forum, Aug. 7). She knows her Constitution: We don't have to agree with Cathy's opinions to affirm his right to hold and express them. Swain's also right that Cathy's opinion need not affect those who eat at, or boycott, Chick-fil-A. Where's she's wrong, though, is in assuming that customers are Chick-fil-A's sole concern. Chick-fil-A also employs more than 850 corporate workers. Statistically speaking, some 68-to-85...
  • Democrat States Moving to Romney (NH, WI, MN and MI)

    08/06/2012 6:18:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Newsmax ^ | August 6, 2012 | Ronald Kessler
    States that traditionally have been considered Democrat strongholds are now moving toward Mitt Romney, Bay Buchanan, a senior adviser to Romney, tells Newsmax. “When we came into this general election, it was assumed that the battleground states would be the same ones that they were in the past,” says Buchanan, who was treasurer of the U.S. under President Reagan. “Well what’s happened is a lot of the Democratic states are now looking like Mitt Romney could win them. They are now swing states.” That means that Democrats have to focus on an additional five states: New Hampshire, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and...
  • NH police departments finding less personnel funding as federal COPS dollars dry up

    08/01/2012 6:33:54 PM PDT · by AlmaKing · 10 replies
    New Hamphire Union Leader ^ | 7-31-12 | Barbara Taromina
    New Hampshire police departments that have tapped into national grant programs to help pay for personnel and equipment that town budgets don’t cover are finding less support as federal agencies rein in spending. Those who’ve opposed the use of these grants would argue that’s for the best. The U.S. Dept. of Justice Community Orientated Policing Services (COPS) grants, which cover most of the cost of hiring new police officers, have been cut by more than 50 percent. And grants from the Dept. of Homeland Security that pay for training and equipment such as armored vehicles, surveillance cameras, radios, protective clothing...
  • Bristol man who shot neighbor's dog charged with felony animal cruelty

    08/01/2012 6:29:04 PM PDT · by AlmaKing · 91 replies
    New Hampshire Union Leader ^ | 8-1-12 | Dan Seufert
    BRISTOL – A 5-year-old dog is recovering from a gunshot wound above his right eye and a local man is being charged with felony animal cruelty after shooting the dog on its owner's lawn last week, police said. Michael Nelson, 36, a resident of Pike's Point Road, has been charged with cruelty to animals, a Class B felony punishable by 3˝ to 7 years in jail, and criminal mischief, a misdemeanor, for shooting named Australian shepherd mix named Tucker. Tucker, who is owned by Michael and Lynne Furey, Pasadena, Md., and who were staying at their summer cottage several houses...
  • Congressional Republicans Conspiring With Liberals Behind Closed Doors to Raise Taxes

    07/19/2012 1:16:16 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 14 replies
    Red State ^ | 7/19/2012 | Erick Erickson
    “Instead of downsizing, states have decided to just look for a new tax scheme to fund the leviathan. They see online sales as the way to go. iTunes downloads will be next.Congressional Republicans are helping.” Congressional Republicans led by Senator Mike Enzi of Wyoming have begun negotiating behind closed doors with liberals like Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois to raise Americans’ taxes. They introduced their internet tax as an amendment to a Senate small business bill, but that bill stalled. Now they are confident they can sneak the internet tax into a lame duck session of Congress, just in time...
  • 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...
  • John Sununu Laughs at Andrea Mitchell Defending Obama's Use of Bogus Romney Outsourcing Claims

    07/10/2012 6:31:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 69 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | July 10, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    It really has been hysterical watching the Obama-loving media the past few weeks defend the President using bogus information reported by the Washington Post falsely accusing Mitt Romney of outsourcing jobs while at Bain Capital. This has become so comical that former New Hampshire Governor John Sununu (R) couldn't hold back the laughs as Andrea Mitchell did exactly that Tuesday on the MSNBC program bearing her name (video follows with transcript and commentary): John Sununu Laughs at Andrea Mitchell Defending Obama's Use of Bogus Romney Outsourcing Claims ANDREA MITCHELL, HOST: Isn't it a winning issue for the White House fundamentally,...
  • Must Watch: Romney Surrogate John Sununu Steamrolls MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell…

    07/10/2012 4:33:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 7/10/12 | zip
    bail money . Labor Unions Plan To Hold ‘Shadow Convention’ Outside DNC (9) Obama’s plan will cut taxes for the millionaires in the White House (2) NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants to build “micro” apartments (24) Rangel: GOP Wants To “Embarrass President Obama” (6) Wasserman Schultz: “It Would Be Nice If We Had A Candidate for President Who Was Committed To America” (9) Romney: Obama Offering “Extreme Liberal” Tax Plan (0) Site Meter Madame de Farge on Must Watch: Romney Surrogate John Sununu Steamrolls MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell… Papoose on Obama Regime Goes Nuclear On Israel For Report Declaring Its West...
  • The Romney Path To 271;Michigan,Wisconsin,Iowa,Indiana,N.Carolina,N.H.&Florida.

    07/10/2012 4:01:26 PM PDT · by Reality_News · 31 replies
    At this point of the 2012 race,these seven states should be a lock and/or a little easier for Mitt Romney to flip from the 2008 Map.We can all assume that North Carolina,Indiana,Michigan,New Hampshire and Florida are a lock for Romney,we still need to wait and see future polling in Wisconsin and Iowa. Now this doesn't include Ohio and Pennsylvania. In your opinion, do you feel Romney will take all of these seven states and show O'Bozo and Moochelle the door in January?
  • Clerk loses job over stand (Must accept EBT for cigarettes)

    06/27/2012 3:09:50 PM PDT · by magellan · 31 replies
    New Hampshire Sentinel Source ^ | June 27, 2012 | Garrett Brnger
    PETERBOROUGH — Jackie R. Whiton of Antrim had been a six-year employee at the Big Apple convenience store in Peterborough until a single transaction sent her job up in smoke. The store clerk was fired after she refused to take a customer's Electronic Balance Transfer card to pay for cigarettes. Whiton said a young man came in to the store to buy two packs or cigarettes on May 29. When she asked him for his ID, he handed her his EBT card. EBT cards are used for both food and cash assistance programs. There are two types of cards: one...
  • Can Any of These House Underdogs Survive?

    06/08/2012 6:46:26 PM PDT · by randita · 26 replies
    Rothenberg Political Report ^ | 6/8/12 | Stuart Rothenberg
    Can Any of These House Underdogs Survive? Stuart Rothenberg June 8, 2012 · 1:48 PM EDT Remember their names: Reps. Charles Bass (R-N.H.), John Barrow (D-Ga.), Bobby Schilling (R-Ill.), Jim Matheson (D-Utah) and Robert Dold (R-Ill.). If any of these five House incumbents survive, it will surprise most dispassionate observers (including some in their own parties). But upsets happen, and each of these candidates has a scenario for victory. Moments after Bass was declared the winner in November 2010, most political insiders figured he would be doomed in 2012. But considering his past electoral success, reports of his political demise...
  • Both House, Senate pass income tax ban amendment (NH)

    06/06/2012 9:45:03 AM PDT · by AlmaKing · 12 replies
    www.unionleader.com ^ | D-DAY 2012 | TED SIEFER
    Both House, Senate pass income tax ban amendment By TED SIEFER CONCORD – New Hampshire voters will be able to decide whether they want to prohibit an income tax at the November general election after both the House and Senate today approved CACR 13 The House approved CACR 13 by the necessary three-fifths majority to place the question on the November ballot. The House vote was 256-110. In the Senate, the vote was 19-4. The amendment would prohibit “an assessment, rate, or tax on income earned by a natural person other than taxes in effect on January 1, 2012, and...
  • Romney’s Electoral College prospects bright — still

    05/28/2012 12:19:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Washington Post's Right Turn ^ | May 28, 2012 | Jennifer Rubin
    Not too long ago pundits were arguing that Mitt Romney’s path to 270 electoral votes was “narrow.” We didn’t buy it. Lo and behold, conventional wisdom has now changed. The Associated Press writes: “Warning signs for Obama on tight path to 270.” The AP explains: Obama’s new worries about North Carolina and Wisconsin offer opportunities for Republican Mitt Romney, who must peel off states Obama won in 2008 if he’s to cobble together the 270 electoral votes needed to oust the incumbent in November. Iowa, which kicked off the campaign in January, is now expected to be tight to the...
  • Obama sees warnings in North Carolina, Wisconsin, bright spot in New Mexico in race to 270

    05/28/2012 10:24:14 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 27 replies
    UP FOR GRABS (85): Colorado (9) — Long a reliable GOP state, but Colorado's conservative profile is changing. Young professionals and Hispanic voters were central to Obama's victory in 2008, but the sluggish economy has hurt his standing. Female voters in Denver's suburbs could play a big role. Florida (29) — Florida is the prime target for both campaigns. Obama won in 2008, but the housing crisis, high unemployment and gas prices are dogging him. Romney won the primary in January and has picked up the endorsement of GOP Sen. Marco Rubio. Obama's organization has a large advantage. Iowa (6)...
  • Biden: Tea Party stopped us from growing economy

    05/22/2012 12:02:35 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 73 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | May 22, 2012 | Charlie Spiering
    Vice President Joe Biden admitted to a group of supporters in New Hampshire this afternoon that the President would have been able help the economy "much, more" if the Tea Party hadn't taken the House. Biden showed the audience the Obama campaigns chart of job growth during the President's first term in office and accused the Tea Party for stalling the recovery, because of the debt limit fight. "Imagine where we'd be if the Tea Party hadn't taken control of the House of Representatives," Biden said adding that they were "a group set on obstructionism."
  • The Eight States Romney Should Easily Flip To Beat Obama.Do You Live In One Of Them?

    05/16/2012 6:55:46 PM PDT · by Reality_News · 150 replies
    Based on what has happened in Wisconsin,can we safely hand it to Romney? Lets assume so.Now this leaves us with these seven states Romney should take in November.North Carolina,Virginia,Iowa,Michigan,Indiana,Ohio and either New Hampshire or Nevada.Now this is not including the crucial states of Florida and Pennsylvania.Two of the states where no one can expect an honest count.{aka Voter Fraud}.If you live in any of the eight states,can you tell us the real deal on what to expect on election night?