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  • LETTER: To deny health care coverage for 37,000 here is immoral

    03/30/2015 9:30:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Citizen of Laconia ^ | March 30, 2015 | Tom Dawson, failed Democratic candidate
    The most cherished of all we hold dear is our health. Good health allows us to enjoy life, work, love others, and see the splendor around us created by God. Not knowing when one would get sick or injured, insurance companies were formed to handle this uncertainty. Unions saw the benefits of health care and started including it in their benefits package when collectively bargaining for a larger share of the company’s profits. Today, most of our health insurance plans are through our employer. As insurance costs became higher and higher it was more difficult for employers to handle premiums....
  • The Brief: Candidate Cruz Tours New Hampshire

    03/30/2015 1:13:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | March 30, 2015 | John Reynolds
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz attends a "Politics And Eggs" breakfast in Manchester, N.H. on March 16, 2015.The Big Conversation The reviews are in for Ted Cruz's first campaign swing this weekend through New Hampshire, a key early presidential primary state. The New York Times: "Mr. Cruz, a Texas Republican who is the only announced candidate so far, seemed comfortable on the stump. Though not exactly altering his message, he brought out certain aspects of his persona and platform depending on the crowd in front of him. ... And he continued to find sizable and attentive audiences, with at least 100...
  • NH Poll: Walker Ties Up Jeb in Crowded Field

    03/30/2015 11:02:03 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | March 30, 2015 | Michael Warren
    A new poll of New Hampshire GOP primary voters from the Boston Herald and Franklin Pierce University finds Jeb Bush and Scott Walker are tied at 15 percent support, with a slew of other likely candidates close behind in the first presidential primary of the cycle. Here's the Herald on the implications of the survey: Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has lost his front-runner edge in New Hampshire, not because GOP voters are sick of the Bush family but because conservatives are roundly rejecting him, a new Franklin Pierce University-Boston Herald poll shows. Bush is tied with Wisconsin Gov. Scott...
  • Ted Talks In New Hampshire: Can Ted Cruz Cajole His Way Into 2016 Contention?

    03/29/2015 5:41:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | March 29, 2015 | Scott Conroy
    NASHUA, N.H. -- When he's out on the campaign trail in public view, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) likes his hair gel extra-shiny, his wife and two adorable daughters close to his side, and a microphone attached to his body at all times. The former college debate national champion knows a little something about presentation, and image-crafting was entwined in every movement he made during his first swing through New Hampshire as a newly minted presidential candidate on Friday and Saturday. At times, he risked laying it on a little too thick. During his first appearance at a Veterans of Foreign...
  • Your Predictions: By Which Primary Will Jeb Bush Finally Bow Out And Throw Support To Ted Cruz?

    03/29/2015 12:21:57 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 91 replies
    And unless there are any changes, this is the order. Iowa, New Hampshire,Colorado,Minnesota,New York,Utah.Then from Feb.6 thru Feb.23,we have Nevada,South Carolina,North Carolina and Michigan on the 23rd. Obviously the odds of Bush even winding up in the top three are about the same as the odds of Joe Biden taking the Democrat Nomination in 2016. The far left media will probably keep Bush in the top three with their "Left Leaning Polls". Should be interesting to watch their reactions when Jeb wont even make the top four in Iowa.
  • Ted Cruz makes first campaign appearance as presidential candidate in New Hampshire

    03/28/2015 10:54:44 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 28 at 9:23 AM | Katie Zezima
    MERRIMACK, N.H. — Sen. Ted Cruz hit the campaign trail as a presidential candidate for the first time Friday, proclaiming himself an optimistic, maverick outsider who will shake up Washington.Cruz (R-Tex.), speaking at a rally at a VFW hall here and later at a dinner of young conservatives in Nashua, reprised one of the themes of his speech announcing his run Monday -- "reigniting the promise of America" -- and said the way to do that is by bringing back jobs after six years of stagnation."I am amazingly, powerfully, profoundly optimistic," he said. "I'm optimistic because of each of you,...
  • The Disrupter? Ted Cruz Lays Out ‘Grassroots Guerrilla’ Strategy for College Audience

    03/28/2015 10:46:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | March 28, 2015 | Alexander Marlow
    NASHUA, New Hampshire — With a speech peppered with pop culture references, Texas Senator Ted Cruz brought a crowd of college students to their feet on three occasions Friday night at the New England Freedom Conference. The first 2016 presidential candidate is the most prominent conservative speaking at the free enterprise-themed weekend hosted by conservative activist organization Young America’s Foundation. Cruz, who paid homage to Ronald Reagan and Ron Paul for their ability to connect with young audiences, tailored his speech to the youthful crowd. Of the 200+ in attendance at the Radisson Hotel Nashua, most were students. The 44-year-old...
  • Jeb Bush, Scott Walker lead GOP pack in New Hampshire

    03/27/2015 3:33:20 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 21 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Thursday, March 26, 2015 | David Sherfinski
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker are running first and second in an early look at the 2016 GOP presidential primary in New Hampshire, according to a Suffolk University poll released Thursday. Mr. Bush is the first choice for about 19 percent of likely GOP primary voters, followed by Mr. Walker at 14 percent and Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky at 7 percent. Real estate mogul Donald Trump, who recently announced he was forming an exploratory committee....
  • Walker Denies Remarks Indicating Change in Immigration Stance

    03/26/2015 11:48:53 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 90 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 26, 2015 | Jason Horowitz and Patrick Healy
    Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin, a possible candidate for president in 2016, told a private gathering of New Hampshire Republicans this month that he supported a pathway to legal status — but not citizenship — for undocumented immigrants in the United States, according to the chairwoman of the state’s Republican Party. The chairwoman, Jennifer Horn, described Mr. Walker’s statements on Thursday after The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post reported that Mr. Walker had endorsed eventual citizenship for those immigrants, which many Republicans oppose. A spokeswoman for Mr. Walker, Kirsten Kukowski, disputed those reports about Mr. Walker embracing a...
  • Gov. Walker’s Immigration Stance At Center Of Dispute

    03/26/2015 6:29:47 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 41 replies
    CBS DC ^ | 03/26/2015 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A dispute over Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s position on immigration erupted on Thursday, highlighting the Republican’s struggle to appeal to conservatives on the explosive issue as he prepares to launch a Republican presidential bid. The two-term governor has consistently opposed what he calls “amnesty” for immigrants in the country illegally, but his definition of amnesty has evolved. In a recent closed-door meeting with top New Hampshire Republicans, Walker said such immigrants should be allowed to stay in the country legally.
  • Walker Flubs Amnesty Zig-Zag

    03/26/2015 7:53:42 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 20 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 03/26/2015 | Neil Munro
    Potential 2016 candidate Scott Walker’s staff is denying that he endorsed amnesty for illegal immigrants during a closed-door dinner with Republican donors in New Hampshire.“Governor Walker has been very clear that he does not support amnesty and believes that border security must be established and the rule of law must be followed,” said Kirsten Kukowski, the spokesman he recently hired from the Republican National Committee.“He does not support citizenship for illegal immigrants, and this story line is false,” she said. The denials follow a March 26 report in The Wall Street Journal, which said that Walker told New Hampshire...
  • Walker’s Flip-Flop-Flip on Amnesty?

    03/26/2015 5:06:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The National Review's The Corner ^ | March 26, 2015 | Eliana Johnson
    The Wall Street Journal’s Reid Epstein is up with a report that, if true — and it is well sourced — will prove very troubling for Scott Walker on the campaign trail. Epstein writes that Walker “told a private dinner of New Hampshire Republicans this month that he backed the idea of allowing undocumented immigrants to stay in the country and to eventually become eligible for citizenship.” That conflicts with statements the governor made as recently as three weeks ago that, in a reversal of his previously held position, he no longer supports comprehensive immigration reform that includes a path...
  • Scott Walker Endorses Path to Citizenship for Illegal Immigrants at Private GOP Dinner

    03/26/2015 12:19:52 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 154 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 26 March 2015 | Dan Riehl
    Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker may be on the verge of burning himself down before he actually gets started, given what is now becoming something of a circus regarding his actual stance on immigration. According to this new Wall Street Journal report, it’s quite possible a supporter of Jeb Bush, or another candidate went to the media regarding Walker’s recent comments at a private GOP dinner, it doesn’t matter. With three sources now (anonymously) on record, he appears to have Walkered himself right into this one. If his name becomes synonymous with waffling on a critical issue like immigration, his next...
  • Scott Walker Shifts Stance on Immigration at Private Dinner (Back to Pro-Amnesty)

    03/26/2015 12:10:02 PM PDT · by C19fan · 69 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 26, 2015 | Reid J. Epstein
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker told a private dinner of New Hampshire Republicans this month that he backed the idea of allowing undocumented immigrants to stay in the country and to eventually become eligible for citizenship, a position at odds with his previous public statements on the matter.
  • NH GOP chair: Scott Walker told us he supported a path to legalization for illegals, not citizenship

    03/27/2015 10:14:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/27/2015 | AllahPundit
    So, to recap: The Wall Street Journal claimed yesterday that Walker told an audience of New Hampshire Republicans that he supported a path to citizenship, which was — supposedly — a flip-flop from what Walker’s been telling reporters lately about opposing “amnesty.” Except that it’s not a flip-flop, as I tried to explain. Walker’s supported a path to citizenship for nearly 15 years. As recently as this month, when asked by Chris Wallace if he can imagine a path to citizenship if illegals paid a penalty first, he replied, “I believe there’s a way you can do that.” No...
  • Sanborn (R) Tossed from Budget Committee (for opposing tax increases)

    03/25/2015 11:48:23 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 7 replies
    Patch.com ^ | 03/25/2015 | Tony Schinella
    House Speaker Shawn Jasper, R-Hudson, has removed a key Republican from the House Budget Finance Committee after she questioned tax increases and priorities in the proposals.State Rep. Laurie Sanborn, R-Bedford, was removed from the committee just before the vote to approve the bills due to her refusal to support the proposal.After rumors began circulating that she was removed from the committee, Jim Rivers, the director of communications for the Speaker, issued a statement saying that state Rep. David Hess, R-Hooksett, and state Rep. Ken Weyler, R-Kingston, would be put on the committee.“The budget process is a multi-step process that...
  • Shaheen vs. women: Her loathsome sex trafficking vote

    03/23/2015 6:05:40 AM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    Union Leader ^ | March 21. 2015
    U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen shamed herself with a vote that no one in New Hampshire should ever forget. That day, to her eternal discredit, she voted against a bill to help sex trafficking victims - on the order of her biggest campaign donor. The bill was the Justice for Victims of Sex Trafficking Act. Among its bipartisan list of cosponsors are Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte and Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. The bill would create a sex trafficking victim assistance fund, financed by revenue from criminal fines. Just before the bill was to come up for a vote, the abortion...
  • Ted Cruz calls for liquidating the IRS in New Hampshire

    03/20/2015 8:53:56 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 93 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 16, 2015 | Pedro Gonzales
    Ted Cruz came to New Hampshire, but unlike other candidates who talked in Bushian generalities, he talked about his positions on the issues. He won applause when he called for a flat tax and abolishing the Internal Revenue Service, and he said the Affordable Care Act and Common Core curriculum standards should be repealed. He also said he wanted taxes simple enough so they could be done on a postcard.  Do you hear other candidates talking this way?  I don't.  I don't think I've heard a single candidate call for abolishing the IRS, have you? Senator Cruz has spoken at...
  • Shattuck: Trump circus act not worth peanuts

    03/19/2015 9:38:30 AM PDT · by calvincaspian · 12 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 03/19/15 | Tom Shattuck
    Cue the helicopter. Cue the podium. Cue the hair. Cue the bucolic Granite State backdrop. Trump is back in New Hampshire today, and he’ll have you know that he is seriously considering running for president. Seriously. Think boardroom seriousness — “You’re fired!” and all that. Sure, he also meant it four years ago when the Trump-o-copter delivered him to take a victory lap for forcing President Obama to fork over his birth certificate. And he meant it in 1987, 1988 and 2000. But this time is different, he’ll tell you. In truth, it is not different, and he is not...
  • The Fearsome Foursome: Bush, Paul, Walker, Rubio

    03/17/2015 9:21:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Roll Call's Rothenblog ^ | March 17, 2015 | Stuart Rothenberg
    A veritable bevy of Republican presidential hopefuls have already hired staff, wooed deep-pocketed contributors and made speeches in Iowa and New Hampshire, proving what we already know: The 2016 nomination preseason is well underway. Fundraising, organization, the size of the field and the calendar all will play a significant role in affecting how the race unfolds. The outcome is uncertain. The current conventional wisdom is, in spite of changes intended to shorten the nominating process, the race for the GOP nomination could be more of a marathon than a sprint. The last two Republican presidential nominating fights — with John...
  • Who's afraid of Ted Cruz? Not a 3-year-old girl

    03/17/2015 12:31:42 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 3/17/15 | Rick Moran
    The radical liberal website Raw Story ran a piece on Saturday reporting on a Ted Cruz event in Strafford County, New Hampshire. At one point, Cruz tried to paint a picture of the consequences of a Democratic victory in 2016: “It is now or never,” he explained. “I don’t think we’ve reached the point of no return yet. But we’re close. We are close! And I believe if we go four or eight more years on this same path, we risk losing the greatest country in the history of the world.” “Millions of Americans are realizing this isn’t working,” the...
  • Ted Cruz on 'Late Night with Seth Meyers': How did he do?

    03/17/2015 10:55:09 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 47 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | MARCH 17, 2015 | Peter Grier
    Washington — Ted Cruz was on NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” Monday talking politics, policy, and presidential bids.Did you know Mr. Meyers is a native of New Hampshire, the first-in-the-nation primary state? Perhaps that’s why he booked the firebrand conservative Texas senator – to preview Senator Cruz’s likely candidacy for the folks back home.So how did Cruz do? Did he hold his own? After all, late night talk TV generally leans left, a la Jon Stewart. In that sense, Cruz might have been worried his appearance was a trap. Indeed, Meyers hit him up front with general questions...
  • Cruz slams amnesty to illegals

    03/16/2015 9:46:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | March 17, 2015 | Staff
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, a Republican from 
Texas, spoke with Boston Herald Radio’s Holly 
Robichaud yesterday about his possible 
presidential run: Q: Great job up in New Hampshire. Are they loving you out there? A: I’ll tell you that the reception we received in New Hampshire has really been breathtaking. We’ve had standing-room-only crowds. ... It has been really encouraging. There’s a lot of enthusiasm. People are hungry for a leader who is willing to tell the truth and stand up and do what he said he would do. Q: Here in Massachusetts there’s a lot of us worried about...
  • Did You See What Happened in New Hampshire This Weekend?

    03/16/2015 4:47:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 16, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Meanwhile, on the Republican side: Have you seen what happened in New Hampshire over the weekend? There's this guy, he's the governor of Wisconsin, Scott Walker. He went into New Hampshire and basically owned it. I wonder why this is happening wherever this guy goes. Iowa, now New Hampshire, wherever he goes, he's drawing enthused, rabid, huge, large crowds, and he is giving those crowds what they want. I wonder how this is happening. Governor of Wisconsin. It's Scott Walker. He's the governor of Wisconsin. He was at the Gridiron Dinner the other night, and he was parrying back...
  • Cruz on Late Night - Tonight

    03/16/2015 1:05:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Macon Telegraph ^ | March 16, 2015 | Maria Recio
    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, winds up his exploratory presidential campaign weekend in New York tonight - on NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers. The appearance, which was not announced by his political staff, concludes a whirlwind trip to South Carolina and New Hampshire. On Saturday afternoon, Cruz started with a speech at the South Carolina National Security Action Summit, followed by a hop to the Granite State Sunday for the “Strafford County Republican Committee Chili and Chat with Sen. Cruz.” Then it was the Grafton County Lincoln Day Dinner and this morning’s "Politics and Eggs" breakfast at the New Hampshire...
  • Ted Cruz supports unlimited campaign contributions — something no politician actually says

    03/16/2015 12:48:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix Blog ^ | March 16, 2015 | Hunter Schwarz
    Ted Cruz said something this weekend you will basically never hear a politician say: Unlimited campaign contributions are good. At a Republican event in New Hampshire on Sunday, the Texas senator said free speech means everyone "has a right to speak out in politics as effectively as possible" -- whether that means putting a sign in your yard or donating money. And last year, he proposed eliminating direct political contribution limits. While Republicans generally favor rolling back campaign finance laws, few talk in these terms. And that's because the vast majority of Americans support some limits. An October CBS News...
  • Ted Cruz Strikes A Match To His 2016 Hopes By Frightening Children In New Hampshire

    03/16/2015 1:15:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    PoliticusUSA - Real Liberal Politics ^ | March 16, 2015 | Keith Brekhus
    On Sunday, Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz addressed a crowd of over 100 people in Barrington, New Hampshire. During his speech, the Texas Senator served up the fiery, intemperate rhetoric he has become known for. With typical bombast, he told the audience: The Obama economy is a disaster, Obamacare is a trainwreck, and the Obama-Clinton foreign policy of leading from behind – the whole world is on fire. His comment caught the attention of 3-year-old Julia Trant who responded nervously, by asking, “The world is on fire?” Senator Cruz, rather than clarifying to the child that he was speaking metaphorically,...
  • New Hampshire Mom: Senator Ted Cruz Did Not 'Terrify' My 3-Year-Old Daughter

    03/16/2015 12:32:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    People Magazine ^ | March 16, 2015 | Sandra Sobieraj Westfall
    Video of 3-year-old Julia Trant questioning, in a tremulous-sounding little-girl voice, Senator Ted Cruz's assertion that "the world is on fire" caught fire itself over the weekend. But the headlines were all wrong, her mother tells PEOPLE. "The world is on fire?" asked Julia. "The world is on fire, yes," the Republican from Texas told the preschooler. "Your world is on fire." Might be the stuff of nightmares to some little ones – especially coming from someone so official – but "Julia was actually quite happy" at Cruz's political appearance Sunday before New Hampshire's Strafford County GOP, Michelle Trant tells...
  • Ted Cruz: Less limits on campaign donors equals more sway for conservative activists

    03/15/2015 2:18:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    BARRINGTON, N.H. (AP) – Unlimited political cash would give rank-and-file conservative activists greater sway in picking their representatives, including the president, White House hopeful Ted Cruz told New Hampshire voters on Sunday. Cruz, a first-term senator who represents Texas, said deep-pocketed donors should have the same rights to write giant campaign checks as voters have to put signs in their front yards. Both, Cruz said, are an example of political speech, and he added that "money absolutely can be speech."(continued)
  • A rock star welcome greets Scott Walker in N.H.

    03/14/2015 11:33:04 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 59 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | March 14, 2015 | Lindsay Kalter
    CONCORD, N.H. — 
Republican upstart Scott Walker yesterday was embraced by a rapturous crowd of hundreds of Granite Staters, who roared appreciation for his red-meat foreign and 
domestic policy views — as he hinted he will be making his candidacy official. “We’ll be back many more times to New Hampshire,” he promised. Walker’s two-day visit came on a swing of early primary states: He was in Iowa last weekend and is headed to South Carolina next. He used his one public appearance at Concord High School to 
regale the crowd with tales of his humble upbringing, to blast Common Core...
  • Jeb: amnesty is the “grown up plan” for immigration reform

    03/14/2015 3:43:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 14, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    You have to give a certain amount of credit to politicians who are able to maintain a level of consistency, if nothing else. Stopping in New Hampshire, Jeb Bush was faced with yet another series of questions on the subject which seems to have sunk his prospects with conservatives this cycle. When asked yet again about a possible path to citizenship for illegals and a chance to “come out of the shadows” in an orderly fashion, Bush doubled down and let all of you haters out there know that he’s the grown up in the room here. Jeb Bush said...
  • Jeb Bush: amnesty is the “grown up plan” for immigration reform

    03/14/2015 10:30:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 105 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/14/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    You have to give a certain amount of credit to politicians who are able to maintain a level of consistency, if nothing else. Stopping in New Hampshire, Jeb Bush was faced with yet another series of questions on the subject which seems to have sunk his prospects with conservatives this cycle. When asked yet again about a possible path to citizenship for illegals and a chance to “come out of the shadows” in an orderly fashion, Bush doubled down and let all of you haters out there know that he’s the grown up in the room here. Jeb Bush...
  • Jeb Bush Slams Obama, Republicans in New Hampshire [Demands DHS Funding & Common Core!]

    03/14/2015 10:30:04 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 13, 2015 | Elliot Smilowitz
    March 13, 2015 Jeb Bush Slams Obama, Republicans in New Hampshire By Elliot Smilowitz Jeb Bush lobbed attacks at both President Obama and Congressional Republicans in an appearance in Dover, N.H. “Pass a budget for crying out loud,” the Republican former governor of Florida said, slamming members of his own party. “Let the process work again. That’s what’s missing.” Speaking to a standing-room-only crowd at a party in the home of Fergus Cullen, the former chairman of the New Hampshire GOP, Bush signaled his displeasure with the February battle over Department of Homeland Security (DHS) funding that nearly led to...
  • LIVE - Scott Walker speech in Concord New Hampshire

    03/14/2015 8:58:54 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    WMUR ^ | March 14, 2015 | Scott Walker, Wisconsin governor considering run for president
    LIVE STREAM Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker was in New Hampshire Saturday as he continues to ponder a possible run for president. Walker is set to speak at the Christa McAuliffe Auditorium at Concord High School around 11:45 a.m. The event is a grassroots training for Walker's possible run for the White House. WMUR.com will stream the event live when it happens. Walker will be a guest on WMUR's CloseUP on Sunday at 10 a.m.
  • Bush Says He Has ‘Backbone’ on the Common Core

    03/14/2015 7:25:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 46 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 14, 2015 | Jonathan Martin and Patrick Healy
    Jeb Bush, making his first visit to New Hampshire as a likely presidential candidate, implicitly criticized his Republican rivals for the nomination for changing their positions on difficult issues. Discussing his support for the Common Core education standards, which are viewed unfavorably by many Republicans, Mr. Bush said, “you don’t abandon your core beliefs” just because a position appears unpopular. “The way I’ve sorted it out is: I think you need to be genuine, I think you need to have a backbone. I think you need to able to persuade people this is a national crisis, this is a national...
  • Jeb Bush says his immigration reform plan is 'the grown-up plan'

    03/14/2015 6:17:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 44 replies
    Yahoo ^ | March 13, 2015 | Jon Ward
    Jeb Bush said on Friday that his plan for reforming the nation’s immigration system is “the grown-up plan.” Bush kicked off his first pre-2016 trip to New Hampshire with a visit to the Integra Biosciences manufacturing plant in Hudson, where he took questions from local business leaders. The former Florida governor, whose position on immigration reform has come under criticism from members of his party, once again endorsed “earned legal status” for immigrants who entered the country illegally.
  • Best Case Scenario For Jeb Bush.Run For Florida Senator To Stop Wasserman,Crist And Grayson.

    03/13/2015 7:11:10 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 25 replies
    By now most of us have heard the excruciating news that Debbie, Charlie and Alan are considering running for Rubio's Senate seat in 2016. This is where we need Jeb Bush to come in And Put A Stop To It !!. If Jeb runs, you know the GOP and Conservative Base will make sure he keeps the seat Red. His odds of getting the GOP nomination will likely dwindle in the coming months. Hopefully when he sees the numbers and the tea leaves, where as he will never surpass the four leading contenders, he will then have to consider running...
  • Bush tells New Hampshire he won’t change views to win votes

    03/13/2015 5:49:19 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 58 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 13, 2015 6:20 PM EDT | Philip Elliott and Kathleen Ronayne
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush told skeptical voters Friday that he would not soften his views on immigration or education to win their backing. On his opening foray into New Hampshire for his likely campaign for the Republican presidential nomination, Bush challenged voters here to spend time learning about the issues and avoid shrill partisan sniping. He said “facts don’t matter” to some of his critics and told his first political audience in the state in 15 years that true leaders do not shrink from their beliefs for political expediency. Bush, the brother of one president and the son of...
  • Senator Ted Cruz of Texas will be the keynote speaker at Annual Lincoln-Reagan Day Dinner, Lincoln

    03/13/2015 9:27:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Category Benefits / Fundraisers Date Mar 15, 2015 Time 6:00 PM Grafton County Republicans have announced that US Senator Ted Cruz of Texas will be the keynote speaker at the Annual Lincoln-Reagan Day Dinner on Sunday, March 15 at the Indian Head Resort in Lincoln. Bruce Perlo, Grafton County Republican Chairman, said that he, and fellow Republicans, are delighted that Senator Cruz accepted their invitation to speak . "This will be an incredible evening for voters to listen to one of our country's leading conservative voices." Senator Cruz is widely seen as a top-contender for the Republican nomination for President...
  • Jeb Bush Publicly Endorses ‘Gang Of Eight’ Amnesty Bill In New Hampshire

    03/13/2015 8:24:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | March 13, 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, during a gaggle with reporters in New Hampshire on Friday, came out publicly for the previous Senate’s “Gang of Eight” amnesty bill that would have provided citizenship, public benefits and other goodies such as work authorization for every illegal alien in America. “The book I wrote is a pathway to legal status, and,” Bush began to answer when a reporter asked him about why he is now talking about how he wants a “pathway to legal status” for all the illegal aliens in America rather than a “pathway to citizenship,” which he previously endorsed. “But...
  • Shattuck: Gov. Scott Walker will feel right at home in N.H.

    03/13/2015 10:52:10 AM PDT · by calvincaspian · 4 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 03/13/15 | Tom Shattuck
    Jeb Bush and Scott Walker both land in New Hampshire today — but this is Walker’s state to lose. Bush is all name, Walker is all game. The last time the former Florida governor spent any real time politicking in the Granite State, the Old Man of the Mountain was intact. But time and erosion took their toll. That natural marvel crumbled in 2003, leaving only memories and photos of better days to preserve the legend. Sound familiar, Jeb?
  • Exclusive — Scott Walker: Loretta Lynch ‘Not Fit To Serve’ As Attorney General

    03/13/2015 2:13:19 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 42 replies
    Breitbart - Big Government ^ | March 13, 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says President Barack Obama’s Attorney General nominee, Loretta Lynch, is unfit to be the nation’s top lawyer because of her support for executive amnesty and other positions she’s taken, the governor’s spokeswoman Kirsten Kukowski tells Breitbart News.“Given Loretta Lynch’s failure to commit to protect Americans from the president’s lawless executive overreach, that even he said nearly two dozen times, she is not fit to serve as the nation’s Attorney General,” Kukowski said in an email.Walker is in New Hampshire,the first in the nation primary state,on Friday, meeting with—among other—former Sen. Scott Brown(R-MA)—who narrowly lost to Sen....
  • In New Hampshire, Clinton Backers Buckle Up

    03/13/2015 4:22:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 12, 2015 | Patrick Healy
    PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — If Hillary Rodham Clinton is dying to roll her eyes at all the questions about her private email server, she has a soul mate in Laura Donohoe, who did just that, in utter disgust, as she defended Mrs. Clinton on Thursday between spoonfuls of clam chowder. “Oh God, here we go again — let’s jump into the garbage pit and make Hillary the butt of everyone’s hatred, because Hillary must be the very worst person on the planet,” said Ms. Donohoe, a retired nurse. She said she voted for Barack Obama over Mrs. Clinton in the 2008...
  • N.H. GOP honcho: Ted Cruz ‘will not darken our doorstep’

    03/12/2015 6:18:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 85 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | March 12, 2015 | Owen Boss
    (AUDIO-AT-LINK) Former New Hampshire GOP Chairman Fergus Cullen is preparing to host a meet-and-greet at his Granite State home for former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush — but said firebrand Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz represents “everything that is wrong with the Republican Party.” “Ted Cruz is someone who will not darken our doorstep ... He doesn’t seem to be very interested in campaigning to all of Americans but only seems to be interested in appealing to a fringe,” Cullen said during an appearance this morning on Boston Herald Radio’s “Morning Meeting” program. “I think he has been irresponsible in Washington...
  • GOP senators send warning on Iran deal

    03/09/2015 5:46:46 AM PDT · by McGruff · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/9/2015 | David McCabe
    Forty-seven Senate Republicans are signaling in an open letter to Iran and the White House that a deal over Tehran’s nuclear program will be at risk once President Obama leaves office. “It has come to our attention while observing your nuclear negotiations with our government that you may not fully understand our constitutional system,” the senators wrote in the letter, which was first reported by Bloomberg. “Thus, we are writing to bring to your attention two features of our Constitution — the power to make binding international agreements and the different character of federal offices — which you should seriously...
  • Why the Debates Will Determine the 2016 GOP Nominee

    03/06/2015 8:32:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | March 6, 2015 | Steve Deace
    Tim Pawlenty is barely an asterisk in presidential political lore, but what happened to his brief and undistinguished 2012 campaign signified a tectonic shift in contemporary campaigning. By conventional wisdom, Pawlenty did everything right. He invaded my home state of Iowa with a purpose, armed with high name ID as a border state governor who was a finalist to be John McCain’s running mate in 2008. Pawlenty spent so much time here before anyone else was organized that he could’ve qualified for residency. He also bought up a lot of top-tier talent to build an impressive organization. Yet at the...
  • New Hampshire bill requires cursive, multiplication tables

    03/05/2015 4:48:26 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 5, 2015 6:06 PM EST | Kathleen Ronayne
    As schools adopt new education standards and rely more on computers in the classroom, a group of New Hampshire senators want to make sure the basics of learning cursive and multiplication tables don’t get left behind. “You definitely need to teach typing and keyboarding and all of that, but kids do need to be able to sign their names, they do need to be able to read the Founding Fathers documents,” said Republican Sen. Nancy Stiles, the main sponsor of a bill that would require public schools to keep teaching both. “(Cursive) is an art and a skill that shouldn’t...
  • 19-year-old in special election seeks to be one of youngest female reps in state history (NH)

    02/17/2015 5:21:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Concord Monitor ^ | February 17, 2015 | Nick Reid
    Yvonne Dean-BaileyA 19-year-old freshman at a Massachusetts college is hoping to become one of the youngest female state representatives in New Hampshire’s history as she enters a special election that will be decided this spring. Yvonne Dean-Bailey of Northwood, a Republican who graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy last year, said she is hoping to bring the voice of young, conservative women to the State House. Dean-Bailey is a veteran of two prominent lawmakers’ offices, having worked as an intern doing legislative research for U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte and as a field organizer in Cheshire County on Marilinda Garcia’s campaign for...
  • GOP Strategist: Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush Carry Same Odds in 2016

    02/16/2015 9:53:18 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    NewsMax ^ | February 16, 2015 | Drew MacKenzie
    A leading Republican consultant has ranked the top 10 presidential candidates for 2016 while claiming that Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has about the same odds of winning the party’s nomination as former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, The Washington Post reported. The unnamed strategist divided the GOP race for 2016 into "four lanes" — establishment, tea party, social conservative and libertarian, according to the newspaper. Bush and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker are the leading candidates in establishment, the largest lane, while former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is battling it out with retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum...
  • Who's going to win Iowa and N.H.? Introducing The POLITICO Caucus (Might surprise you)

    02/13/2015 4:03:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Politico ^ | February 13, 2015 | James Hohmann and Kristen Heyford
    The Walker surge in Iowa, Hillary’s Obama problem and other news from Week One of our yearlong insiders’ survey from the ground in 2016’s first-in-the-nation races.Most Iowa insiders believe Scott Walker would win their state’s Republican caucuses if they were held this week. But they’re not this week, and virtually none of the most influential thought leaders in the Hawkeye State believe that the Wisconsin governor will sustain his recent bounce in polls. This is one of several intriguing findings in the debut survey of The POLITICO Caucus. More than 100 of the most plugged-in activists, operatives and elected officials...