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  • Afghan helicopter deal to be ended if Russia continues to arm Assad's Syria

    03/13/2012 9:53:07 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 13 replies
    Avio News ^ | 03/13/2012
    Afghan helicopter deal to be ended if Russia continues to arm Assad's Syria Washington, USA - Senators against this purchase due to Moscow's ambiguous policy (WAPA) - Despite Russia sent humanitarian aids to Syria its role in the tragic situation the Country is living is still ambiguous. In fact, 17 US' senators have sent a statement to Pentagon declaring the US' Department of Defense should drop a 900 million dollars contract to supply a Russian Mi-17 helicopter fleet to Afghanistan, since Moscow seems to be arming the regular Syrian Army, led by president Bashar al-Assad. John Cornyn, US senator, also...
  • Senators push Pentagon to cut ties with Russian arms firm over Syria

    03/12/2012 4:00:50 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/12/2 | Jeremy Herb
    “U.S. taxpayers should not be put in a position where they are indirectly subsidizing the mass murder of Syrian civilians,” wrote the senators, led by Sens. John Cornyn (R-Texas), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.). "We urge you to use all available leverage to press Russia and Russian entities to end their support of the Assad regime, and that includes ending all DoD business dealings with Rosoboronexport, which is within your authority as Secretary of Defense,” they wrote. “Continuing this robust business relationship with Rosoboronexport would undermine U.S. policy on Syria and undermine U.S. efforts to...
  • Could New Hampshire Repeal Same-Sex Marriage Law?

    03/04/2012 5:01:24 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 03/04/2012 | By Jonathan Moormann
    A bill that would repeal New Hampshire's same-sex marriage law appears likely to pass through the state's House and Senate, but it is unclear if the legislation has enough support to overturn a veto from the governor. New Hampshire passed a bill allowing same-sex civil unions in 2007, which were then converted to same-sex marriages by another bill passed in 2009. The second bill officially allowed new same-sex marriages in the state beginning on Jan. 1, 2011. However, in 2010 Republicans took control of both the state House and Senate, significantly shifting the legislature's opinion on the same-sex marriage issue....
  • New Hampshire bill to place warning signs near Massachusetts borders rejected by lawmakers

    02/19/2012 7:56:16 AM PST · by matt04 · 30 replies
    In New Hampshire, the state motto "Live Free or Die" is more of a way of life than just a slogan. But despite the push of some in the Granite State to place "warning" signs on roads that lead to a border with Massachusetts, the bill was voted down in the New Hampshire House of Representatives on Wednesday in a 285-18 vote. The signs, which would have said "Warning: Massachusetts Border 500 Feet," were proposed in an effort to warn residents that they were about to enter the Bay State, which has different laws regarding seatbelts, helmets, guns, knives, fireworks,...
  • NH School Principal Dives in River to Rescue Boy

    01/30/2012 12:23:41 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    WLBT ^ | Jan 27, 2012
    An elementary school principal in New Hampshire jumped into a frozen river to save a 10-year-old student who fell through the ice. Firefighters say that because of Principal Gwen Rhodes' quick action, Andrew Brown was in the Cocheco River for just a few minutes. He had fallen through the ice Wednesday outside the Gonic School in Rochester.
  • Santorum Says He Will Remain in Race Through Florida

    01/21/2012 7:42:16 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 55 replies
    NY Times 'blogs ^ | Saturday, January 21, 2012 | Richard A. Oppel, Jr.
    Rick Santorum said he would be pleased with a third-place finish in South Carolina Saturday but vowed to stay in the presidential race through the Florida primary no matter what. He also blasted his "desperate" rival Mitt Romney for perpetrating "cheap stuff" as Mr. Romney's position as front runner here melted away the past week... "We finally were given the victory in Iowa," Mr. Santorum said. "If we had had it two weeks ago, it might be a very different situation. It might have been a very different race." Mr. Santorum also said he was disappointed in Mr. Romney after...
  • Sting Video Raises Concern About Voter Fraud; New Hampshire Attorney General Sues Filmmaker

    01/19/2012 11:27:57 PM PST · by gabriellah · 12 replies
    TheCollegeConservative ^ | 01/20/2012 | Bryana Johnson
    In July of 2011, New Hampshire governor John Lynch vetoed a bill that would have required New Hampshire voters to show photo ID before entering the polls. “Voter turnout in New Hampshire is among the highest in the nation, election after election. There is no voter fraud problem in New Hampshire,” said Governor Lynch in a statement last summer. “We already have strong election laws that are effective in regulating our elections.” Not surprisingly, the governor was outraged last week when a watchdog group, Project Veritas, organized an undercover sting operation to test the veracity of his reassurances. What they...
  • Brother testifies in favor of “Terri Schiavo Day”

    01/19/2012 6:51:47 AM PST · by BykrBayb · 21 replies
    Greeley Gazette ^ | January 13, 2012 | Matt Lacy
    Brother testifies in favor of “Terri Schiavo Day” by Matt Lacy – Bobby Schindler, the brother of Terri Schiavo testified on Tuesday in support of a New Hampshire bill proclaiming March 31 of each year as a day to remember Terri Schiavo. Schiavo, who spent 15 years on a feeding tube, became a focal point over the right to die issue and highlighted the need for individuals to have a living will specifying their wishes.. On February 25, 1990 Schiavo collapsed while at home. After being admitted to the hospital, doctors were unable to determine an exact cause of...
  • NH dogs eat food laced with fish hooks, killing 1

    01/16/2012 11:48:33 AM PST · by Altariel · 19 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | January 14, 2012 | AP
    SOMERSWORTH, N.H. -- New Hampshire police say two dogs ate food that was filled with fish hooks, killing one and injuring the other.
  • N.H. Voters Explain How They Came to Understand Ron Paul

    01/13/2012 7:06:58 AM PST · by Veritas_et_libertas · 84 replies
    International Business Times ^ | January 13, 2012 | Maggie Astor
    Interviews with New Hampshire voters on Tuesday gave a glimpse into the issues that drew these newcomers to a campaign that has been trying to gain mainstream support for its message since Paul first ran for president in 1988. Most said they were initially drawn to one element of Paul's platform, but came to support the rest of it later. 'Painfully, Very Slowly' One voter, James Kelley, said he supported Paul at first because he seemed like the only candidate who was serious about cutting taxes and spending. But as he researched Paul's platform, he found himself reconsidering his hawkish...
  • Rick Santorum takes fourth place in New Hampshire

    01/11/2012 10:29:36 PM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 104 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | 01-12-11 | Sarah Schweitzer
    The final tally in the New Hampshire primary showed Rick Santorum clinched fourth place and Newt Gingrich took fifth, according to the New Hampshire secretary of state. Throughout late Tuesday night and early yesterday morning when the votes were tallied, Gingrich had been fourth, but Santorum overtook him, beating him by just 138 votes, with 23,174 votes for Gingrich and 23,312 for Santorum. It was the second close race for Santorum, who lost to Mitt Romney in the Iowa caucuses by eight votes.
  • Fellow Perry Supporters: It is time to pick a new candidate (Perry supporter drops endorsement)

    01/11/2012 1:23:47 PM PST · by Qbert · 144 replies
    Redstate ^ | January 11, 2012 | Tim Griffin
    Following much thoughtful consternation, I have decided to pull my support and endorsement of Texas Governor Rick Perry for the GOP presidential nomination.  I realize the redstate diary commenters, won’t be kind but this needs to be said.  This decision wasn’t easy but a serious evaluation of the field should inform us that Rick Perry has no realistic path to victory in South Carolina, Florida and beyond. I realize that redstate.com’s Erick Erickson continues to stick by him, that South Carolina is Perry’s state and that he has re-tooled his staff.  But it is too little too late and at...
  • Choosing A Champion, Cycle After Cycle

    01/11/2012 8:31:19 AM PST · by jfd1776 · 1 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | January 11, 2012 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    I have been a fan of country music since the mid-1970s, when Ellie Dylan jockeyed disks on Chicago’s WMAQ radio. There are different kinds of country fans, of course – those who like the modern guys more, or the modern gals more, or the oldies more, and of course there are the “traditionalists” who think that nobody’s REALLY been country since we lost Hank Sr. But we’re still all country fans. So, when the internet came along, and fans gained the opportunity to vote for the top 20 songs of the week, and then the top 20 videos of the...
  • GOP Presidential Primary: Total Numbers after Iowa and New Hamshire

    01/11/2012 7:31:06 AM PST · by Jeff Head · 49 replies
    jeffhead.com ^ | 10 January 2012 | Jeff HEad
    GOP Presidential Primary: Total Numbers after Iowa and New Hamshire: Thought I would create a thread that shows the totals of the primaries thus far in terms of total votes, totals by candidate, percentages, and delegates thus far. So, here it is Total Votes Cast (with percent in parens): Iowa = 121,914 (33.57%) New Hampshire = 241,299 (66.43%) Total Votes = 363,213 Total Vote/Percent and Delegates by Canddiate : Romney = 126,185 (34.74%) (12 Delegates) Paul = 82,122 (22.61%) (10 Delegates) Santorum = 52,921 (14.57%) (7 Delegates) Huntsman = 41,650 (11.52%) (2 Delegates) Gingrich = 39,321 (10.83%) 2 Delegates Perry...
  • New Hampshire Primary Day Plus One, and The Invisible Men

    01/11/2012 12:09:50 AM PST · by quicksilver123 · 5 replies
    These New Times ^ | 1/11/2012 | TheseNewTimes.com
    It’s an anniversary of sorts. It was four years ago this week, the day after the New Hampshire primary when I first began to become an invisible man. It all started when I fell down dead on the living room floor. Apparently, a lifetimes of cigarettes, brownies and Italian sausage has consequences. At midnight, without any warning other than mild heartburn, I collapsed and heard my wife call 911. She alternated between assuring me that I was fine and telling the 911 operator that if they didn’t get there soon, I would be gone. Within minutes there was the loud...
  • Mitt Romney wins New Hampshire; Paul takes second, Huntsman third (Perry beats Roemer!)

    01/10/2012 9:09:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 92 replies · 8+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | January 10, 2012 | Chris Moody
    MANCHESTER, N.H.--Mitt Romney won the New Hampshire primary Tuesday, the second state in a row he has carried in his campaign for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. Romney is the first Republican, not including incumbent presidents, to win both the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary since Iowa Republicans began holding their first-in-the-nation caucuses in 1976. Ron Paul came in second; Jon Huntsman in third. It was a start-to-finish victory for Romney in New Hampshire, who led in the polls here throughout the 2012 campaign. Romney owns a summer home in the state, which borders his home state of...
  • RON PAUL IS INSANE(press conference)

    01/10/2012 6:19:15 PM PST · by Rome2000 · 324 replies
    New Hampshire and the NE can go get blanked
  • Mitt Romney wins New Hampshire GOP primary

    Mitt Romney rolled to an easy victory Tuesday in the New Hampshire primary, taking a broad stride toward capturing the GOP presidential nomination as the contest heads south for a pair of potentially make-or-break contests.
  • Ron Paul To Everyone But Mitt: Drop Out

    01/10/2012 6:47:55 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 138 replies · 8+ views
    buzzfeed ^ | Tuesday January 10, 2012
    MANCHESTER, New Hampshire—Rep. Ron Paul's campaign called on the rest of the Republican field to drop out of the race and unite behind him in order to defeat Mitt Romney. “We urge Ron Paul’s opponents who have been unsuccessfully trying to be the conservative alternative to Mitt Romney to unite by getting out of the race and uniting behind Paul’s candidacy,” campaign chair Jesse Benton said in a statement. Read the full statement below: LAKE JACKSON, Texas – Ron Paul tonight scored an historic second-place victory in the 2012 New Hampshire Primary. Below please find comments from National Campaign Chairman...
  • My New Hampshire Predictions

    01/10/2012 3:49:23 PM PST · by Billlknowles · 11 replies
    WeArePolitics ^ | 1/3/2012 | Bill Knowles
    The gloves have come off by the other candidates now in response to all of the mudslinging being done at the hands of the Romney and Paul campaigns so the New Hampshire Primary is proving to be a little more contested than originally thought and is proving that it may not be the coronation that Mitt Romney expects. I came fairly close with my predictions for Iowa, correctly nailing that Bachmann would end her race by the end of the week and calling Mitt Romney the winner, albeit by 8 votes. I thought Santorum would run fourth, but did expect...
  • LIVE THREAD NH Election results starting to come in (1% of the vote as of 3:41pm)

    01/10/2012 1:00:04 PM PST · by Maceman · 781 replies · 8+ views
    Townhall ^ | 1-10-12
    Results as of 3:42pm. ROMNEY: 37% PAUL: 26% HUNTSMAN: 21% GINGRICH: 11% PERRY: 9% BACHMAN: 0% SANTORUM: 0%
  • Voter in Ward 9 attempted to vote as a dead man (NH fraud)

    01/10/2012 1:48:56 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 15 replies
    Twitter/Boston Herald ^ | 1/10/12 | Joe Dwinell, Katy Jordan
    Voter in Ward 9 attempted to vote as a dead man, caught by moderator who knew dead man, Herald's Katy Jordan reports And: Staff_reports @jordankaty Voter who attempted to use dead man's ID was testing system: "I could have gotten away with it. Couldn't I?" he reportedly said
  • Final results of the Free Republic 1/9/2012 non-Romney Conservative Straw Poll (see post 548)

    01/09/2012 11:15:29 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 654 replies
    Jim Robinson
    <p>If you are looking for a conservative alternative to Romney and had to choose today between Newt Gingrich, Rick Perry or Rick Santorum, which one would you choose?</p>
  • Poll: 58% of Republicans want more presidential choices

    01/09/2012 11:44:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    CBS News ^ | January 9, 2012 | Brian Montopoli
    The nominating process may officially be underway, but Republicans have yet to enthusiastically embrace a potential nominee for president - and despite the late date, most would like to see other candidates enter the race, according to a new CBS News poll. The survey finds that 58 percent of Republican primary voters want more presidential choices, while just 37 percent say they are satisfied with the current field. The percentage of Republican primary voters that wants more choices has increased 12 percentage points since October. Mitt Romney, the frontrunner for the nomination, has struggled to break 30 percent support in...
  • Dixville Notch: In First New Hampshire District It’s a Romney-Huntsman Tie

    01/10/2012 12:21:37 AM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 61 replies · 4+ views
    The Blaze ^ | 01-10-12 | Scott Baker
    DIXVILLE NOTCH, N.H. (AP) — Voters in the tiny New Hampshire village famed for casting the first ballots in the nation’s first presidential primary have found themselves in a tie between Republicans Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman. Nine ballots were cast in New Hampshire’s Dixville Notch just after midnight. Romney and Huntsman received two votes each. Coming in second with one vote apiece were Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul. For the Democrats, President Barack Obama received three votes. The nine residents who cast their ballots include three registered Republicans and two registered Democrats. Four other voters haven’t declared a party.
  • Survey USA Florida: Romney 36%, Gingrich 25%, Santorum 17%

    01/09/2012 9:21:47 PM PST · by TitansAFC · 77 replies · 7+ views
    Survey USA ^ | 12-9-2012 | Staff
    Mitt Romney: 36 Newt Gingrich: 25 Rick Santorum: 17 Ron Paul: 7 Other: 5 Undecided 10 Other: 5
  • Romney's False Choice: You Either Support Asset-Stripping Or You Are Anti-Free Market Capitalism

    01/09/2012 4:20:37 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 72 replies
    1/9/2012 | Laissez-faire Capitalist
    Gordon Gekko Romney is being taken to task over his proclivities, and activities at Bain. To make it short, Romney engaged in what is commonly known as asset-stripping. My point in this thread isn't to delve into the minutiae of what asset-stripping entails, but rather to point out that Romney is attempting to pigeonhole Gingrich as being anti-free market capitalism through the use of a false choice: If Gingrich doesn't support what Romney did at Bain, then he is anti-free market capitalism. Romney's false choice... And all the while, Romney is trying to use a smokescreen to cover what he...
  • Rick Santorum Campaigns in New Hampshire

    01/09/2012 9:38:38 AM PST · by Cincinnatus · 9 replies
    youtube ^ | Robert N. Going
    Long video of Rick Santorum campaigning in Amherst and Hollis, NH on January 7, 2012 prior to the debate. No editing out, no commentary. Just the candidate and questions from the folks.
  • Final PPP NH poll: Romney 35, Paul 18, Huntsman 16, Gingrich 12, Santorum 11

    01/08/2012 8:31:13 PM PST · by lilyfreeper · 111 replies
    PPP polling firm ^ | Jan 8th | ppp
    Santorum's so-called surge is all but gone. Huntsman is catching up.
  • The New Hampshire Debates

    01/08/2012 8:10:46 PM PST · by Mark Mayberry · 7 replies
    Truth About Bills ^ | 01/08/2012 | Mark Mayberry
    Political junkies get your debate fix. Two debates in ten hours in New Hampshire and man did the sparks fly. The first debate was hosted by ABC and was shown on local affiliate stations last night at nine o’clock. The second debate was a special presentation of NBC’s Meet the Press broadcasted this morning. I though I would take a second to run down each candidate and tell you who were the big winners and losers in these debates. Mitt Romney had a good showing in the ABC debate but however took a major beating from everyone on the stage...
  • A new New Hampshire Republican debate: If it's Sunday, it must be 'baloney'! [BARF!]

    01/08/2012 9:52:57 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 2 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | January 8, 2012 | Ken Tucker
    The second Republican debate within 12 hours was held Sunday morning during an expanded version of Meet The Press. Having laid back last night and given Mitt Romney an opportunity to speak at greater length than he has during any previous debate, his five competitors came to muss Mitt’s rhetorical hair at this one. Newt Gingrich implored Romney to “drop the pious baloney” about his history as a conservative and his motives for running for President. Gingrich tried to blast Romney by loosening a shotgun blast: “The fact is, you had a very bad re-election rating, you dropped out of...
  • As Primary Looms in N.H., Donor Gives Lift to Gingrich

    01/07/2012 8:51:58 PM PST · by BCrago66 · 34 replies
    NY Times ^ | 1/7/12 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR and NICHOLAS CONFESSORE
    MANCHESTER, N.H. — As candidates spent the weekend trying to catch up to Mitt Romney in New Hampshire, with the primary just two days away, a longtime supporter of Newt Gingrich donated $5 million to a “super PAC” backing his presidential bid, providing a major boost to Mr. Gingrich’s ailing campaign.
  • GOP New Hampshire Primary debate tonight on ABC at 9 PM et [LIVE THREAD]

    01/07/2012 1:21:48 PM PST · by katiedidit1 · 1,797 replies · 1+ views
    2012 Election Central ^ | 01/07/2012 | Nate
    GOP New Hampshire primary debate tonight on ABC at 9pm ET By Nate, on January 7th, 2012 Tonight will mark the first of two debates this weekend focused on the New Hampshire Republican primary. This evening's debate will take place at Saint Anselm College and is sponsored by ABC News, Yahoo! and WMUR. Sunday morning will feature a GOP debate broadcast on NBC at 9am ET (yes, am) but look for more details on that later today. Air Time: Saturday, January 7th at 9pm ET / 6pm PT on ABC Live Stream: WMUR and Yahoo! News Participants: Santorum, Romney, Paul,...
  • They know who the real threat is (Team Romney attacks Newt, not Santorum)

    01/07/2012 1:37:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | January 6, 2012 | Professor William A. Jacobson, esquire
    Via The Hill: Restore Our Future, a super PAC backing Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign, will run full-page ads attacking Newt Gingrich in the Manchester Union Leader and The State in Columbia, South Carolina, the most prominent newspapers in the next two states to vote…. The decision to attack Gingrich is a curious one as Rick Santorum has emerged as Romney’s top rival for the GOP nomination after he virtually tied Romney in Iowa’s caucuses on Jan. 3. Post-voting analysis shows much of Gingrich’s support in that state ended up going to Santorum. Maybe I will be proven wrong about Santorum’s...
  • No more politicians, NH eatery owner says

    01/06/2012 8:43:21 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 7 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 1-6-12 | Sevil Omer
    A New Hampshire restaurant owner says he is so fed up with the flurry of GOP presidential candidates at his Portsmouth eatery that he put up his own 2012 slogan: "No Politicians, No Exceptions." For months, politicians, their staff and news media have stormed New Hampshire restaurants during the campaign for the White House. [snip] “There is no forewarning and all of a sudden they come in and we are overrun by cameras and blah, blah and blah,” Colby told msnbc.com. “We’re trying to run a business here and this whole meet-and-greet and vote for me deal is very distractive...
  • Rick Perry Unwinds Before New Hampshire Debate At Texas Shooting Range

    01/06/2012 9:56:29 PM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 70 replies
    http://abcnews.go.com ^ | January 06 2012 | Michael Falcone and Arlette Saenz
    Ready, aim fire. That’s apparently Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s idea of relaxation before returning to the campaign trail this weekend. Ahead of Saturday night’s ABC News-Yahoo-WMUR debate in New Hampshire Perry took a few moments to himself at an Austin-area shooting range. “Just relaxing a bit @ Red’s Range before we leave for New Hampshire!” @governorperry tweeted Friday along with a photo of himself wearing a green sweatshirt and a baseball cap with a firearm in hand. On the campaign trail, Perry, a staunch defender of second amendment rights, has not been shy about talking about his “long love affair”...
  • Call to Arms - All Conservatives Let's Back Newt Gingrich - Calling Palin, Cain & Rush

    01/06/2012 5:38:48 PM PST · by mitchell001 · 206 replies
    January 6, 2012 | Ralph Mitchell
    This is an appeal to all long-time conservatives. Let's start lining up behind Newt Gingrich, as Thomas Sowell, Art Laffer, JC Watts, Jim Robinson (Free Republic honcho) and others have. The hazzard of holding back an endorsement is that the media, pudits and PAC TV commercials will continue to shape negative opinion against Newt and we may lose our best conservative warrior. The result of the media, pundit and PAC TV onslaught may cause the nominee to be Romney or Santorum. Romney is a moderate and Santorum does not have the experience to Push the conservative agenda in the general...
  • Rick Santorum booed in New Hampshire for gay marriage comments (New England College, Concord)

    01/06/2012 10:04:01 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies · 1+ views
    The State Column ^ | 01/06/2012
    The College Convention 2012 at New England College in Concord, New Hampshire provided a true test of Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum’s religous views regarding gay marriage Thursday. The former Pennsylvania senator was one of four Republican candidates to attend the convention, as Newt Gingrich, Jon Huntsman and Buddy Roemer also attended the event. New England College has played host to the College Convention since the year 2000. Mr. Santorum countered questions about his views on gay marriage by comparing it to polygamy several times, while not actually defending his views regarding gay marriage. He became engaged in several back...
  • Weekend Debates Not Really About New Hampshire

    01/06/2012 9:03:24 AM PST · by CaroleL · 5 replies
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 01/06/11 | CaroleL
    Two GOP presidential debates in New Hampshire this weekend will most likely have very little to do with the results of Tuesday's New Hampshire primary. With the latest poll showing former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney with a whopping 40% of support in the Granite State, the real show will be how the three remaining conservatives in the race perform.
  • Election 2012: South Carolina Republican Primary(Romney 27%, Santorum 24%)

    01/06/2012 6:17:53 AM PST · by Rational Thought · 311 replies · 2+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 01/06/2012 | Staff
    What a difference a caucus makes. Rick Santorum who two months ago had one percent (1%) support among likely South Carolina Republican Primary voters now is running a close second there with 24% of the vote. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in the Palmetto State finds former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney still in the lead, earning 27% support from likely GOP Primary Voters, up from 23% in early November. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is in third with 18% of the vote, followed by Texas Congressman Ron Paul at 11%. Bringing up the rear are Texas Governor Rick Perry...
  • Romney apparently lost in Iowa, worst showing ever there, and poll #'s sinking in NH

    01/06/2012 6:18:40 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 14 replies
    1/6/2012 | Laissez-faire capitalist
    Several news reports have it that Romney did not win the Iowa Caucuses. Mr. True supposedly has a photo showing 2 votes for Romney, not 22, on a piece of paper. Barring any objective, verifiable proof that shows more than 12 votes mistakenly being credited to Santorum, Romney lost. On the flip side, if Romney did win, the Weekly Standard, in a news piece entitled "Answers from Iowa," says that Romney's 24.6% in the Iowa Caucuses was the worst ever (for either party) for a candidate winning the Iowa Caucuses. Romney spent millions in Iowa, had the worst percentage ever,...
  • Mitt Romney ain’t won nuthin’ yet ("Dear Mitt Romney Sellouts...")

    01/06/2012 5:52:38 AM PST · by suspects · 5 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | January 6, 2012 | Michael Graham
    Dear Mitt Romney Sellouts: I’m ready to sell out, too. Like you, I’m ready to abandon my conservative principles, ignore Mitt’s big-government legacy and his obvious disdain for the right — if it means a guaranteed winner in November. But before I lift my conservative skirts for another H.W. Bush/Dole/McCain moderate because I’m supposed to suck it up and “back a winner,” is it asking too much to expect the guy to, you know, win something first? I get politics. I used to run campaigns. In fact, I ran a GOP primary in South Carolina against Strom Thurmond. Not only...
  • Students Jeer Santorum on New Hampshire Blitz (for his views on social issues like gay marriage)

    01/05/2012 7:03:01 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    New York Times ^ | 01/05/2012 | By MICHAEL D. SHEAR
    CONCORD, N.H. — As Rick Santorum sprinted Thursday through New Hampshire, a state with fewer social conservatives than Iowa, his views on social issues like same-sex marriage were quickly challenged. A midday event in front of a gathering of college students here turned into a testy exchange in which Mr. Santorum compared allowing gay couples to marry to polygamy, apparently equating the two as equally undesirable. “If you’re not happy unless you’re married to five other people, is that O.K.?” he asked. The students booed Mr. Santorum during the 10-minute exchange and loudly booed when he left the room. The...
  • Stakes Rise for Santorum

    01/05/2012 3:27:16 PM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 44 replies · 1+ views
    FOX News ^ | 01-05-12 | Chris Stirewalt
    “This is not a time for us to shrink. This is a time for us to have bold colors, not pale pastels.” -- Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum campaigning at the Rockingham County Nursing Home in Brentwood, N.H. It doesn’t look like Mitt Romney could lose New Hampshire, but then again, he can’t really win it either. Even a 20-point landslide by Romney in New Hampshire would be instantly discounted as merely meeting expectations for the former governor of the neighboring state who keeps a summer home there. The only way Romney could make news in New Hampshire would be...
  • Newt Gingrich should own up to his mistakes

    01/05/2012 9:44:03 AM PST · by SmithL · 29 replies · 1+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 1/5/12 | Debra J. Saunders
    As the results of the Iowa caucus dribbled in, Americans got to see how the GOP candidates greeted victory and defeat. Top vote-getter Mitt Romney was gracious toward Rick Santorum, who came in second by eight thin votes, but uninspiring as he pledged to get America back to work. Santorum pronounced, "Game on," then hailed his Italian grandfather's decision to leave Italy to dig coal, if that's what it took to bring his family to the United States. Ron Paul, who came in third, saluted the work of his enthusiastic volunteers and credited his success to his role as a...
  • Colebrook's Rappaport Again Tackles Obama's Right To Be President

    01/05/2012 3:02:54 AM PST · by SvenMagnussen · 14 replies
    NHPR ^ | Jan 4, 2012 | Chris Jensen
    Rep. Larry Rappaport (R - Colebrook) led a news conference Tuesday by a handful of legislators in Concord to explain their argument before the Ballot Law Commission that President Obama is not a U.S. Citizen and should not be on the ballot next November. Here’s part of it as detailed in a legislative wrap-up story by NHPR’s Dan Gorenstein: “I’m Representative Larry Rappaport, and today concerned New Hampshire State Representatives delivered a signed affidavit to state Attorney General Michael Delaney that we believe that Barack Obama was possibly not eligible to be President of the United States. This is not...
  • Mitt Romney out of control

    01/04/2012 9:45:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 4, 2012 | Dana Milbank
    MANCHESTER, N.H. — If this is Mitt Romney’s idea of a victory rally, one shudders to think what would have happened if he had lost the Iowa caucuses. The day after his impossibly thin eight-vote victory, the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination flew here for a town hall meeting at Manchester Central High School, where he was to bask in the endorsement of his 2008 arch rival, John McCain. But the senator grimaced when he was introduced, and as Romney delivered his own stump speech, an increasingly impatient McCain pulled up his sleeve and checked his watch. McCain gave...
  • Is Mitt Romney taking the high road during this GOP nomination cycle?

    01/04/2012 7:55:29 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 22 replies
    1/4/2012 | Laissez-faire capitalist
    Though Romney is personally not working with any pro-Romney super PAC(s), can Romney at least tell them or ask them to cease any potential negative attack ads aimed at Gingrich or someone else? If he doesn't, is he still taking the high road? Secondly, how could pro-Romney forces ask pro-Obama forces to do the something if they won't? How can pro-Romney RINOS and CINOS berate Obama surrogates for saying something about Romney if pro-Romney surrogates do the same to GOP candidates?
  • Gingrich takes tougher tone in criticism of Romney

    01/04/2012 4:37:43 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 50 replies · 1+ views
    boston.com ^ | Jan 4, 2012 | By Shannon McCaffrey (AP)
    CONCORD, N.H.—GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich pummeled front-running rival Mitt Romney as "a moderate Massachusetts Republican to the left of the vast majority" of their party, displaying a tough new tone in New Hampshire after a disappointing performance in Iowa's caucuses. Gingrich launched a blistering attack on Romney in what is essentially the home turf of the former Massachusetts governor, who owns a house here. The former House speaker said Romney had run a Senate race "to the left" of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy and had transformed into a moderate to run for governor. What's more, Gingrich said, Romney was...
  • Lawmakers: Obama ballot challenge unfairly denied

    01/04/2012 7:35:06 AM PST · by iontheball · 8 replies
    Concord Monitor ^ | January 4, 2012 | Maddie Hanna
    New Hampshire election law officials previously rejected their request to remove President Obama's name from the ballot in advance of next week's presidential primary, but that hasn't stopped several state representatives, who yesterday presented what they said was proof that officials had unfairly denied their challenge to the president's citizenship.