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  • New Hampshire Voters Bemoan Size of G.O.P. Field

    07/05/2015 11:18:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    New York Times ^ | 07/05/2015 | By PATRICK HEALY and MAGGIE HABERMAN
    AMHERST, N.H. — The Independence Day parades across New Hampshire on Saturday turned into parades of presidential candidates, and voters like Stuart Harmon were left shaking their heads at the daunting reality of watching, hearing and judging more than 20 contenders for the White House over the next seven months. “This race feels more like a spectator sport than an election,” said Mr. Harmon, an independent who shook hands with former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida and watched a dozen other campaign contingents march through this town of about 11,000. “Having all these candidates is a real problem, because it’ll...
  • S.E. Cupp: Clinton’s ‘Humiliating’ Rope Line Was Media’s Fault

    07/05/2015 8:44:16 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 63 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 5 Jul 2015 | Evan McMurry
    A CNN panel roundly criticized the Hillary Clinton campaign for keeping press members behind a moving rope line during Clinton’s Independence Day march Saturday, which created some unfortunate visuals for both the campaign and the journalists who complied with its request. On that note, commentarian S.E. Cupp said the political press needed to grow some backbone. “This is humiliating for reporters who have to abide by Hillary Clinton’s rules of journalism,” she said on CNN’s State of the Union Sunday morning. “And it’s not just this. It’s the entire campaign. She has kept them at a distance, she barely answers...
  • Clinton campaign corrals media

    07/05/2015 1:53:12 AM PDT · by Semper Mark · 35 replies
    cnn.com ^ | July 4, 2015 | Dan Merica
    Gorham, New Hampshire (CNN)—Hillary Clinton's campaign used a rope to keep journalists away from the candidate on Saturday while she walked in this small town's July Fourth parade. The ensuing photos of journalists, including a CNN reporter, being somewhat dragged by a thin white rope as Clinton walked down Main Street caught fire online. Initially, Clinton's campaign was not using a rope to corral the press, allowing journalists to get close to her and ask her questions. But campaign aides said they brought the rope out because they feared the press scrum of around a dozen reporters and photojournalists would...
  • Clinton uses two aides and a rope to lasso journalists away from her on Fourth of July parade

    07/05/2015 3:54:29 AM PDT · by Libloather · 43 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/04/15 | Wills Robinson
    Hillary's wrangling of the reporters: Clinton uses two aides and a rope to lasso journalists away from her on Fourth of July parade As Hillary Clinton walked freely down a New Hampshire road, she shook hands and greeted residents with a smile. But the members of the press accompanying her were a bit more restricted in their movements - as they were guided through the streets with a rope. The former Secretary of State's campaign staff kept reporters, cameramen and photographers at arm's length as she joined a July 4 parade in Gorham - fueling speculation she is trying to...
  • Clinton campaign ropes off reporters at New Hampshire parade

    07/05/2015 5:56:58 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 35 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | Joseph Weber
    Campaign aides for Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton on Saturday roped off reporters from the candidate as she walked and talked with potential voters during a July Fourth parade in New Hampshire, sparking frustration from the press corps and outrage from the state Republican Party. “Hillary Clinton continues to demonstrate her obvious contempt and disdain for the Granite State’s style of grassroots campaigning,” New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn said in a statement. “The use of a rope line at a New Hampshire parade is a sad joke and insults the traditions of our first-in-the-nation primary.” Reporters were...
  • Press Roped Down By Aides at Hillary Event

    07/04/2015 2:04:37 PM PDT · by John W · 44 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | Juy 4, 2015 | Daniel Halpor
    The press was roped down by aides today at Hillary Clinton event in New Hampshire. Photos of the press corps following Clinton at a July 4 parade were shared today on Twitter.
  • Romney: Trump's immigration comments hurting GOP

    07/04/2015 10:22:15 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 191 replies
    KCCI ^ | 07.04.2015
    WOLFEBORO, New Hampshire (CNN) —Mitt Romney said Saturday that Donald Trump's comments on Mexico and undocumented immigrants have hurt the Republican Party, making the 2012 presidential nominee the latest Republican to slam the billionaire over his controversial remarks.
  • NH Primary Retail Politics Episode Ome

    07/04/2015 9:28:03 AM PDT · by Jim Noble · 5 replies
    Vanity | July 4, 2015 | Jim Noble
    Fourth of July parade just ended. 81F and cloudy, fairly humid. We make the politicians go last. Lots of O'Malley and Sanders signs in the small Democrat section. One Hillary sign, holder ran by fast. Krispy Kreme came next, with about 40 sign holders. Walked down the double yellow line waving, eyes straight ahead. Looked like he couldn't wait to get away. I knew he was big, but OMG is he big. Surprised he made it up the last hill. Rubio was next. Shook every hand, selfies with every teenaged girl, kissed every baby. Looks young and vigorous. Hung around...
  • With O’Brien, Smith at his side, Cruz calls Ayotte ‘a friend’

    07/01/2015 3:22:47 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 14 replies
    WMUR ^ | May 29, 2015 | John DiStaso
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz stood next to former New Hampshire House Speaker Bill O’Brien on Friday and called Sen. Kelly Ayotte “a friend.” He also called embattled U.S. Rep. Frank Guinta “a good man." Cruz would not say whether he agreed with O’Brien that Ayotte should face a primary next year, saying that he is “focused on my own primary.” (SNIP) And I think it is incumbent on every elected official to make the case to his or her constituents that we’re going to do the job we’re elected to do. And so I will leave those suggestions to the...
  • The “journey” of a 10 year old transgender child. Somebody call the cops

    06/28/2015 2:35:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 70 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | June 28, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    This is a disturbing, or perhaps better described as heartbreaking story which popped up this weekend and set off all sorts of alarm bells for me. NBC News is featuring the tale of a child named Lia (until recently, Liam) who is being fully encouraged and supported by his parents on a “journey” to become a girl. The child is ten years old and began this “trip” at the age of five. We moved from Indiana to New Hampshire when Lia was 4. She was still wearing boys’ clothes and playing with trucks through preschool, but she really wanted girl...
  • CNN/WMUR Poll NH Republican Primary

    06/26/2015 6:49:27 AM PDT · by BigEdLB · 9 replies
    CNN/WMUR ^ | 6/26/15 | CNN
    Interviews with 1,010 adults in New Hampshire conducted by land line and cellular telephone on June 18-24, 2015 including 402 who say they plan to vote in the Republican presidential primary and 360 respondents who say they plan to vote in the Democratic presidential primary. The margin of sampling error for results based on Republican primary voters is plus or minus 4.9 percentage points and for results based on Democratic primary voters is plus or minus 5.2 percentage points .
  • Steinhauser: Cruz edges Fiorina in straw poll

    06/23/2015 6:42:05 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 3 replies
    NH1.com ^ | Jun 15, 2015 10:07 PM | Paul Steinhauser
    CONCORD – Ted Cruz won by a vote. The senator from Texas and Republican presidential candidate edged former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, the only female running for the GOP nomination, to come in first in a New Hampshire Federation of Republican Women straw poll. Ninety-four people voted in the straw poll, which was conducted Monday at the group’s 50th annual Lilac Luncheon, which was held at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord.Cruz had 21 votes to Fiorina's 20.Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky came in third, with 10 votes. Ohio Gov. John Kasich grabbed 9 votes, followed by Wisconsin Gov....
  • Oh My: Trump Is In Second Place In NH, Poll Finds( 144 Are Undecided)

    06/23/2015 4:53:01 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 157 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 23, 2015 | Daniel Doherty
    Donald Trump — yes, that Donald Trump — is edging every single GOP candidate running for president in an early primary state except for one, a new Suffolk University poll finds. He’s polling at 11 percent overall in New Hampshire, and thus only trails the nominal frontrunner, Jeb Bush, by three percentage points: The results are mystifying, in part because The Donald’s favorables are deeply underwater (37/49), and in part because only 60 percent of the poll’s 500 respondents want him on-stage debating other candidates. Nevertheless, the director of the university’s Political Research Center, David Paleologos, provides a plausible explanation...
  • Oh my: Two polls now show Bernie Sanders within 12 points of Hillary in New Hampshire

    06/16/2015 8:36:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/16/2015 | AllahPundit
    Is it worth caring about this, knowing that a socialist from the northeast has zero chance of beating Hillary in a national primary, just for the ephemeral pleasure of watching Clintonworld dissolve into a pool of angst if they drop an early state?I’m leaning towards “yes.” According to a survey released Tuesday by Suffolk University, 41% of likely Democratic primary voters said if the Granite State presidential primary was held today, they’d vote for Hillary Clinton, with 31% saying they’d back Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont.Until now, Clinton has been the overwhelming frontrunner for the Democratic nomination in just...
  • Chinese-owned NH solar project costs ratepayers $1.22M

    06/16/2015 6:05:43 AM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    Watchdog ^ | June 16, 2015 | Tori Richards
    New Hampshire utility ratepayers will pay a Taiwanese company $1.22 million to build the state’s largest solar installation so that a small town can save about $500,000 in power costs over the life of the project. Taiwan’s Walsin Lihwa, parent company of Borrego Solar, will use Chinese-made solar panels in the 3.5-acre project, which is supposed to be finished in July. It will supply power to several municipal buildings in the area but only some of the time: the town of Peterborough (population: 6,284) gets only 197 sunny days per year. “What a great project,” deadpanned David Kreutzer, a senior...
  • New Hampshire Republicans ask Fox, RNC to change debate criteria

    06/10/2015 11:45:50 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 19 replies
    Politico ^ | 06/10/2015 | Hadas Gold
    A group of prominent New Hampshire Republicans has written an open letter to Fox News and the Republican National Committee, urging them to reconsider the criteria for the Republican primary debates on the network. The letter, signed by 56 Republicans, including former governors, members of Congress, state legislators and delegates, warns that the current criteria threatens to “undermine the very nature of our process and the valuable service that states like New Hampshire provide to voters across the country." Under the criteria for the first Fox debate on Aug. 6 in Cleveland, candidates must place "in the top 10 of...
  • Ted Cruz team looks beyond Iowa, New Hampshire

    06/10/2015 6:41:49 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 88 replies
    Politico ^ | 06/10/2015 | Katie Glueck
    He’s stuck in the middle of the pack in Iowa, lags in polls, and much of the GOP donor class views him with disdain. But Ted Cruz is embracing a novel strategy for winning the nomination: He’s lowering expectations in the early states while investing in later-voting states that hardly see a candidate before March. In the past week or so alone, the Texas senator has taken his presidential campaign to Michigan and Massachusetts, staffed up in New Jersey and Tennessee, and skipped an Iowa cattle call to stump in North Carolina — all states expected to vote in March,...
  • New Hampshire poll: Bush leads GOP field, Trump moves into top-tier status

    06/09/2015 11:11:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    Gravis Marketing ^ | June 9, 2015 | Staff
    The son of 41 and brother of 43 opened up a clear lead in a crowded GOP field, according to the June 2-3 Howie Carr Show/Gravis poll of 487 Republican Primary voters. Former Florida governor John E. “Ellis” Bush was the choice of 21 percent of respondents, who said they intended to vote in the Feb. 8 Republican New Hampshire Primary, said Doug Kaplan, the managing partner of Gravis Insights, the Florida-based company that conducted the poll. The poll carries a margin of error of 4 percent. “Jeb Bush has advantages going into the New Hampshire primary,” said Kaplan. “His...
  • Poll: Jeb Bush now at 21 percent in New Hampshire, ahead of the field by eight points

    06/09/2015 11:08:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/09/2015 | AllahPundit
    A leftover from yesterday via Howie Carr and Gravis Marketing. We all knew the great sighing falling-in-line for Bush 8.0 would come eventually. We just didn’t know it would happen this soon.Nah, I’m just kidding. This is an outlier. Isn’t it?Carly Fiorina ahead of Chris Christie and Ted Cruz in New Hampshire? C’mon, I … can totally believe that, actually, given the state’s fondness for outsiders and “mavericks.” In fact, for a supposed outlier, the only number in this poll that’s strikingly out of sync with other recent polls of New Hampshire is Jeb’s. He’s fully 10 points higher...
  • The panic that dare not speak its name: Hillary looks like a loser to Dems

    06/06/2015 6:49:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 95 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/06/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    No Democrats are willing to go on the record with their doubts about Hillary Clinton’s electability – not even the gaggle of hopeless, sad-sack nominal opponents for the nomination: Lincoln “metric system” Chafee, Bernie “socialism now!” Sanders, and Martin “the guy who taxed rain” O’Malley.  But a shocking potential rival is waiting in the wings. The realization is dawning on many in the jackass party that they have an unappealing, gaffe-prone, self-entitled, scandal-ridden presumptive nominee on their hands.  I called out the growing  subterranean panic three weeks ago.  Now with CNN polling revealing movement away from Hillary, the conservative...
  • GOP says Clinton dividing Americans over voting rights

    06/06/2015 9:26:34 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 28 replies
    AP/Yahoo News ^ | June 6, 2015 | AP Staff
    (Hillary) Clinton said Thursday in Houston that a group of current and former Republican governors pursuing the White House has "systematically and deliberately" tried to prevent millions of Americans from voting. Clinton said the changes were aimed at making it more difficult for minority and low-income voters to cast a ballot and outlined steps to expand access to early voting and allow universal, automatic voter registration for young people. Republicans struck back Friday against Hillary Rodham Clinton's suggestions that they have attempted to disenfranchise voters systematically. They accused the Democratic presidential front-runner of running a divisive campaign and favoring lax...
  • Insurers request big rate hikes, citing coming Medicaid changes

    06/03/2015 11:41:43 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    New Hampshire Union Leader ^ | June 2, 2015 | By MARK HAYWARD
    Two insurance carriers on the Obamacare exchange are attributing proposed double-digit premium increases to next year’s private-market alterations to the New Hampshire Medicaid program. Minuteman Health Inc. has requested rate increases ranging from 42 to 51 percent for next year, according to healthcare.gov. Maine Community Health Options asked for premium increases between 19 and 22 percent. Both companies attributed their proposed increases in part to the Premium Assistance Program, the name for the Medicaid expansion program that is scheduled to go into effect on Jan. 1. Maine Community estimated that claims from the Medicaid patients will be 61 percent higher...
  • Journalists Highlight 2015 Commencement Speakers List

    06/02/2015 9:58:36 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 1 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 2, 2015 | Don Irvine
    From TV Newser. Not too many conservatives on the list. FBN’s Maria Bartiromo: New York University – Graduate School of Arts and Science (NY), May 19 CBS’s Margaret Brennan: Niagara University – College of Arts and Sciences and Education (NY), May 16 PBS’s David Brooks: Westmont College (CA), May 8… Dartmouth College (NH), June 14 NBC’s Tom Brokaw: High Point University (NC), May 8 Yahoo’s Katie Couric: University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI), May 16 NBC’s Josh Elliott: University of California, Santa Barbara – Humanities and Arts (CA), June 15 NBC’s Richard Engel: Stanford University (CA), June 14 CNBC’s Sharon Epperson: Carlow...
  • Condescending Hillary Clinton tells autograph-seeker to 'go to the back of the line'

    06/02/2015 9:31:20 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 45 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 06/02/2015 | Daily Mail Reporter
    The former Secretary of State greeted fans outside an event at the Smuttynose Brewey in Hampton, New Hampshire, when she was approached by a woman asking for her signature on what appeared to be a photo of Clinton.. 'Go to the end of the line,' the candidate informs the woman, who persists and gestures to her camera as if to ask for a photo. 'Why don't you go to the end of the line,' the White House hopeful said, repeating the instruction in a harsher, more condescending tone.
  • Let’s not forget… [Randy Paul]

    06/01/2015 2:48:23 AM PDT · by iowamark · 24 replies
    RedState ^ | May 31st, 2015 | Ben Howe
    As the accolades and attaboys come in for Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) standing up against the continuation of NSA surveillance, we would do well to remember that this is a man who believes the GOP created ISIS. While many candidates are saying that “knowing what they know now” they wouldn’t have supported the Iraq War, Paul went a step further and basically gave an updated version of his father’s view of 9/11; a view which received gasps and boos from the audience when Ron Paul espoused it during the 2007 Republican primary debates. Those gasps have turned into agreement and...
  • Cruz has Mass. appeal during campaign stop

    05/31/2015 8:44:18 AM PDT · by TimPatriot · 31 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 5/31/2015 | Lindsay Kalter
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz drew raucous cheers yesterday from a crowd of hundreds of Bay State voters gathered at the Andover home of state Rep. Jim Lyons, where the presidential hopeful took shots at presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and President Obama. And while his jabs at Clinton and Obama were met with cheers from the crowd, Cruz’s opening line may have generated the most enthusiastic hollers: “Tom Brady was framed ... and I have it on good authority that Hillary Clinton did it.” The heavy turnout at Lyons’ Highvale Lane home, where some were turned away at the door...
  • Can True Conservatives Win in Primaries? One Group Has the Answer

    05/30/2015 5:32:01 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 10 replies
    conservativereview.com ^ | 5/29/15 | Art McGrath
    In many presidential elections, conservatives have been frustrated that they get stuck with establishment Republicans such as John McCain or Mitt Romney, their votes often lost among a plethora of candidates. A group of New Hampshire conservatives has a plan to consolidate behind a constitutional conservative in advance of the pivotal first-in-the-nation New Hampshire Primary, coming up in February. The group, the 603 Alliance, sees itself as a potential model for conservatives in other states that are sick of having establishment RINOs foisted upon them election after election. At a recent meeting in Littleton, New Hampshire, organizers of the 603...
  • Judge orders Clinton Foundation racketeering case to trial

    05/29/2015 7:31:33 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 109 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5-29-2015 | Sarah Westwood
    Judge orders Clinton Foundation racketeering case to trial BY SARAH WESTWOOD | MAY 29, 2015 | 7:39 PM A Florida judge has set a trial date in the racketeering case against the Clinton Foundation and Bill and Hillary Clinton. Judge Donald Middlebrooks of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida ordered the racketeering, influenced and corrupt organizations, or RICO, case to head to trial January 20, 2016. The order, entered Friday and obtained by the Washington Examiner, came days after Larry Klayman of Freedom Watch filed a lengthy civil complaint against the Clintons and their foundation in...
  • George Pataki to Announce Presidential Bid Thursday

    05/25/2015 5:22:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 85 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 25, 2015 | Marisa Schultz
    Ignoring the polls and pundits, former New York Gov. George Pataki plans to announce Thursday that he’s joining the crowded Republican field for president. The three-term governor will unveil his candidacy in Exeter, N.H., – which claims the birthplace of the Republican Party – and join a group of contenders who are inching toward the 20 mark. Skeptics abound about Pataki’s chances.
  • Privatization Fail: Scott Walker's WEDC in Full Meltdown (Is this Free Market economics?

    05/24/2015 11:46:40 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 92 replies
    PR Watch ^ | 5/18/2015 | Mary Bottari
    During the 2010 campaign for governor, Scott Walker promised to create 250,000 jobs in his first term. Toward this end, one of his first acts as governor was to privatize the state's economic development agency. Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) opened its doors in July 2011. After a series of damning audits, which highlighted mismanagement and incompetence, and news reports of special treatment for Walker donors, on Monday Democratic state lawmakers called for a federal investigation of the scandal-plagued entity. Walker is the Chairman of the Board When walker created WEDC in 2011, he named himself Chairman of the Board....
  • Ted Cruz Outlines Bold 10-Point Plan Republicans Should Focus on for 2016

    03/21/2015 1:09:11 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 17 replies
    Tea Party News Network ^ | January 13, 2015
    Senator Ted Cruz spoke at Heritage Action’s 2015 Conservative Policy Summit on Monday and announced a ten point plan he believes the nation, led by a Republican Congress, should focus on for 2016.The 2016 potential presidential candidate, a staunch defender of the U.S. Constitution, outlined his plan, which focused on restoring a growing job market, increasing individual liberty, and enhancing national security (WATCH FULL SPEECH BELOW).Cruz said that the GOP has an “incredible opportunity” to lead and that the historic 2014 midterm election results weren’t because voters suddenly loved Republicans, but that they were “roundly repudiating the path we’re on.” Cruz...
  • Elizabeth Warren, in Edward Kennedy’s seat, displaces Obama as liberals’ champion

    03/29/2015 8:10:23 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 30 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 29, 2015 | By Ben Wolfgang
    In early 2008 liberal icon Edward M. Kennedy blessed Barack Obama’s long shot presidential campaign, declaring the freshman Illinois senator the next great progressive leader in a symbolic passing of the torch. On Monday, Mr. Obama heads to Massachusetts to honor Kennedy, who died in 2009 — but liberals’ enthusiasm for the president has waned from those days, and the left has moved on to other champions, most notably Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who now sits in the seat Kennedy used to hold.
  • Un-American and Unlawful White House Projects

    09/01/2009 6:06:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies · 1,499+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | September, 1, 2009 | Phillis Schlafly
    The Obama administration brags that Cash for Clunkers was a success because it revived the suffering auto industry. But who really benefited from this $3 billion program? The majority of cars bought with taxpayer-paid incentives of $3,500 to $4,500 each were foreign cars. Toyota and Honda were the big winners. For years, Americans have been pursuing the goal of self-sufficiency in oil, a natural resource essential to our standard of living. But the effort to get our government to revoke its ban on drilling for oil in American waters off of our shores has been consistently checkmated by the liberals...
  • Sen. Cruz: Trade Promotion Authority Creates a Path for Prosperity

    05/23/2015 10:11:24 AM PDT · by Theoria · 151 replies
    Cruz.Senate.Gov ^ | 22 May 2015 | Ted Cruz
    We must engage the global economy to ignite growth and opportunity at home May 22, 2015 | 202-228-7561 WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), today released the following statement regarding legislation to establish trade promotion authority: "The American middle class is getting crushed by the Obama economy," said Sen. Cruz. "Middle class incomes are stagnating, and the labor force participation rate has not been this low since the Carter Administration. While I have serious concerns about the all-too-typical Washington backroom deals that enabled this bill to get to the floor, I could not in good conscience vote against...
  • Ted Cruz sounded a whole lot like Elizabeth Warren on Fox News last night

    01/21/2015 5:23:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    Vox ^ | January 21, 2015 | Andrew Prokop
    On Tuesday night, Senator Ted Cruz appeared on Fox News to respond to the State of the Union address — and talked about how the US economy was only working for the "top 1 percent," who he said have gotten "fat and happy" under Obama's administration.(VIDEO-AT-LINK)Cruz's rhetorical move is unusual for a prominent Republican, particularly a presidential contender. This emphasis on the "the 1 percent" has long been condemned by many in the party as class warfare. For instance, Sen. Marco Rubio said in 2012 that "convincing one group that their life isn't doing better because another is doing too...
  • Hillary Clinton’s Scripted Campaign is Starting to Make New Hampshire Mad

    05/21/2015 5:36:56 PM PDT · by lbryce · 33 replies
    Boston.com ^ | May 21, 2015 | Nik DeCosta-Klipa
    At some point in the 1970s, a man in Manchester, New Hampshire asks his friend, “What do you think about Mo Udall for president?” The other man replies, “I don’t know, I only met him twice.” Or so goes John McCain’s oft-repeated joke about the Granite State’s brand of personal politics. Now it appears that Hillary Clinton’s campaign is starting to get on New Hampshire’s nerves for being impersonal. The Nashua Telegraph published an editorial Thursday that said a conference call by Clinton’s campaign with local media was “the antithesis of what NH is about.” According to the Telegraph, the...
  • New Hampshire Conservatives Coalesce Behind Cruz for President

    05/20/2015 9:54:31 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 35 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 05/13/15
    U.S. Sen. Bob Smith, Rep. Bill O’Brien, Councilor David Wheeler to Chair Cruz NH Leadership Team of more than 40 conservative leaders across the stateHOUSTON, Texas — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today announced more than 40 New Hampshire conservatives to his state leadership team, to be led by former U.S. Senator Bob Smith, New Hampshire Representative and former Speaker William O’Brien, and Executive Councilor David K. Wheeler.“I am thrilled to have all of these courageous conservatives join our campaign in New Hampshire and honored to have Bob Smith, Bill O’Brien and David Wheeler leading this team,” said Sen. Cruz....
  • Jeb Bush gives New Hampshire woman massage

    05/21/2015 10:52:39 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 24 replies
    KSPR ^ | 5/21/15 | Ashley Codianni
    Like brother, like brother. Salem New Hampshire Chamber of Commerce President Donna Morris was in for some unexpected caressing from likely Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush during this afternoon's meet and greet. Morris, who was winded from running to grab her introduction remarks she had forgotten, apologetically greeted Bush, who in turn reassured her to take her time. She then joked, "oh, you take my breath away." Bush then shifted in behind her for a brief, but golden, shoulder massage:
  • Guinta plans to serve constituents amid donation questions

    05/19/2015 5:34:20 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 18, 2015
    U.S. Rep. Frank Guinta said Monday he'll remain in office despite calls from fellow Republicans that he resign after the Federal Election Commission found he broke the law by accepting campaign donations from his parents. In 2010, Guinta reported lending himself $355,000 and amended a disclosure form to add a previously unreported bank account, prompting questions from his Republican primary rivals and Democratic incumbent Carol Shea-Porter, whom he defeated. Over the years, Guinta, who lost to Shea-Porter in 2012 but reclaimed the seat in November, flatly denied the money came from his parents or was an illegal campaign donation. But...
  • Is Harvard racist? Asian-Americans claim unfair Harvard admission quotas

    05/16/2015 10:19:25 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 29 replies
    CSM ^ | May 16, 2015 | Jesse J. Holland
    Washington — An alliance of Asian American groups on Friday filed a federal complaint against HarvardUniversity, saying that school and other Ivy League institutions are using racial quotas to admit students other than high-scoring Asians. More than 60 Chinese, Indian, Korean and Pakistani groups came together for the complaint, which was filed with the civil rights offices at the Justice and Education departments. They are calling for an investigation and say these schools should stop using racial quotas or racial balancing in admission. "We are seeking equal treatment regardless of race," said Chunyan Li, a professor and civil rights activist,...
  • Sen. Cruz receives bipartisan support for NDAA amendments

    05/15/2015 4:37:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Pearland Journal ^ | May 15, 2015 | Office of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas)
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) applauds the passage of the FY 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) by the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) on Thursday after a week of debate and consideration by both parties. Sen. Cruz introduced or cosponsored more than a dozen amendments that were successfully adopted by the committee. “Congress’ first priority is to provide for the national defense and ensure our soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines have everything they need to defend our freedom,” said Sen. Cruz. “I am grateful for the committee’s support for my amendments, including measures that will ensure...
  • Tales of the strange: Rand Paul staffer licks political tracker's camera in New Hampshire

    05/11/2015 9:45:35 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 6 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 5/11/2015 | Nick Storm
    U.S. Sen. Rand Paul seems to attract the bizarre on the campaign trail. In 2010, it was “Aqua Buddah” — an attack ad leveled by Jack Conway — but now it’s his own campaign offering a profusely strange encounter between a staffer and a tracker in New Hampshire, which ended with the staffer licking a camera. National outlets began reporting Monday that David Chesley, Paul’s political director in New Hampshire, licked the camera of a tracker belonging to American Bridge at an event Paul was speaking at Monday. American Bridge is a Democratic opposition research group that follows candidates waiting...
  • New NH poll shows Republicans within the margin of error with Hillary

    05/11/2015 11:36:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/11/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Keep in mind that polls this early in a presidential cycle measure mostly name recognition rather than solid voter choice. Even with that caveat in mind — or perhaps because of it — the Bloomberg/St. Anselm poll released last night delivers bad news to Hillary Clinton and Democrats for 2016. Instead of a commanding lead over a field of emerging names, Hillary barely edges out most of the GOP field: There’s no clear Republican front-runner in the New Hampshire presidential nominating contest, while Hillary Clinton retains an overwhelming advantage among Democrats in the Granite State’s first-in-the-nation primary.Clinton’s advantage over...
  • Rand Paul, Scott Walker tied atop 2016 Republican field in New Hampshire

    05/11/2015 8:48:38 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 19 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 05/11/2015 | David Sherfinski
    Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker are tied atop a crowded 2016 GOP primary field in the early state of New Hampshire, with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush slipping into a tie for third with Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, who picked up some support since a separate poll was released in February. Mr. Paul and Mr. Walker were the first choice of 12 percent of GOP primary voters, followed by Mr. Bush and Mr. Rubio at 11 percent apiece and businessman Donald Trump at 8 percent, according to the Bloomberg Politics/Saint Anselm poll. Next were...
  • Chris Christie in New Hampshire: ‘Global warming is real’

    05/08/2015 7:14:48 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 67 replies
    MSNBC ^ | May 7, 2015 | By Aliyah Frumin
    KEENE, New Hampshire – At a country club here in the southern part of this crucial, early voting state, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie broke from some of his potential 2016 Republican presidential rivals, saying he believes in climate change and that humans have something to do with it. “I think global warming is real. I don’t think that’s deniable. And I do think human activity contributes to it,” said Christie. He added, however, that there needs to be more discussion about the degree to which humans play a role.
  • Patriots Should Suffer Same Punishment As Stricken Black Little League Champs

    05/07/2015 12:13:51 PM PDT · by redreno · 20 replies
    http://thedailybanter.com ^ | 05/04/2015 | Tommy Christopher
    The fallout from the “Deflategate” report released Wednesday remains very much up in the air (sorry), with most informed opinion pointing to at least a several-game suspension for quarterback Tom Brady. The media coverage of the report has focused largely on the highly-qualified language of its conclusion (“more probable than not” that Patriots staff cheated, and that Brady “was at least generally aware”), rather than on the far more damning details of the report. Patriots (and Brady) apologists like to point to this language as an indication that the report doesn’t meet the “beyond a reasonable doubt” standard of proof,...
  • Iowa hirings suggest Donald Trump serious about 2016 White House bid

    05/07/2015 4:10:40 AM PDT · by iowamark · 34 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5/6/2015 | Seth McLaughlin
    There are growing signs — including hiring key staff in Iowa — that after years of bluster, businessman Donald Trump is actually serious about making a run for the GOP’s 2016 presidential nomination. Mr. Trump has spent years hyping a potential run, and most of the political world now writes off his rumination as another publicity stunt from the fox-haired New York real estate mogul and reality television guru. But Steve Scheffler, Republican National Committee member from Iowa, said the billionaire has beefed up his team in the first caucus state with some notable hires, including Chuck Laudner, the operative...
  • Swing state poll: Voters back Jeb Bush, Scott Walker over Hillary Clinton

    05/06/2015 2:23:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/06/2015 | Noah Rothman
    As a true bellwether state, New Hampshire arguably deserves its status as the first in the nation primary state. In the last 36 years, only in 2004 have New Hampshire’s general election voters failed to back the ultimate presidential election winner. What’s more, the margin of victory enjoyed by the winner of the Granite State’s electoral votes often closely mirrors the national vote. New Hampshire’s voters truly have their finger on the political pulse. And that’s why the results of the latest Dartmouth University survey should be a source of concern for Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Dartmouth pollsters took an...
  • 95-Year-Old WWII Veteran Fights Off Robber With Cane

    05/05/2015 5:25:15 AM PDT · by ETL · 33 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 4, 2015 | Paul Burton
    MANCHESTER, N.H. (CBS) – Arthur Kemberis may be 95 years old and walks with a cane but this WWII veteran had the strength to fight off a would be robber who tried to steal his wallet. “I am not a fighter. I am too old to do that but I did lift up my cane and struck him on the shoulder,” Kemberis said. Arthur says the unexpected confrontation unfolded Saturday morning when he went to pick up his wife’s prescription at Walgreens in Manchester. Police say that’s when a suspect began following Arthur inside the store. “I took the money...
  • Ted Cruz ‘hitting on a lot of cylinders’ in presidential campaign: Insiders say rollout exceptional

    04/29/2015 8:34:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 29, 2015 | Seth McLaughlin
    Sen. Ted Cruz’s month-old presidential campaign has won strong reviews from GOP insiders in key states who say he’s managed to tap into the anti-establishment sentiment of primary voters, and his allies have proved they have the ability to raise tens of millions of dollars to boost his bid. The Texan’s presidential aspirations hinge on his ability to lay claim to being the chief conservative alternative in the race, which means he’ll have to find a way to expand beyond the tea party and social conservative base that he begins with. “He is expanding his base, and he is right...