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  • List of Republican Senators Voting For Obama's Executive Amnesty Order (RINOs)

    12/15/2014 3:21:16 AM PST · by sr4402 · 42 replies
    vanity ^ | 12/15/2014 | self
    Alexander (R-TN) Ayotte (R-NH) Barrasso (R-WY) Coats (R-IN) Cochran (R-MS) Collins (R-ME) Corker (R-TN) Cornyn (R-TX) Enzi (R-WY) Flake (R-AZ) Graham (R-SC) Hatch (R-UT) Heller (R-NV) Johnson (R-WI) Kirk (R-IL) McCain (R-AZ) McConnell (R-KY) Murkowski (R-AK) Toomey (R-PA) Wicker (R-MS) Not Voting Chambliss (R-GA) Coburn (R-OK)
  • Ayotte discusses immigration, Ferguson chaos

    It has been a busy few weeks in Washington lately, from the president's executive order on immigration to the resignation of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. (SNIP) Ayotte said she also believes the president's executive order on immigration last week was a mistake. "Right now, as someone who wants to solve this problem, I think it makes it more difficult to address the underlying immigration problem, and he should not have acted unilaterally," she said.
  • Funding to Planned Parenthood jumps three-fold in two years (New Hampshire)

    12/12/2014 12:42:19 PM PST · by Morgana · 4 replies
    New Hampshire Union Leader ^ | December 11, 2014 | Mark Hayward
    MANCHESTER — Direct state funding to Planned Parenthood jumped more than three-fold over the last two years, an anti-abortion group claimed this week after obtaining access to financial records of the three-state organization, Planned Parenthood of Northern New England. New Hampshire Right to Life questioned the hefty increases and said Planned Parenthood’s revenue jump could be attributed to state appropriations for family planning activities, which jumped from $345,000 in 2013 to $894,000 in the current budget year. But a spokesman for Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan said the increases offset significant budget cuts of four years ago. At the time, Republicans...
  • Smith College Prez sent email to all students saying "all lives matter."6 hours later, apologized

    12/09/2014 8:10:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | December 9, 2014 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    The president of Smith College was forced to apologize after she sent out a campus wide email saying “all lives matter” instead of the rally cry of Ferguson protesters—“black lives matter.” In the original email, obtained by Campus Reform, Kathleen McCartney used “all lives matter” in the email detailing the “struggle” and “hurt” the Smith community was experiencing following the non-indictment of Officer Darren Wilson, who fatally shot teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. “We gather in vigil, we raise our voices in protest; yet we wake again to news of violence that reminds us, painfully, of the stark reality...
  • Jeb Bush Putting Out Feelers in New Hampshire

    12/04/2014 12:39:25 PM PST · by C19fan · 27 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | December 4, 2014 | Scott Conroy
    Two top New Hampshire Republican strategists have been contacted this week by a Jeb Bush confidant to discuss their interest in leading the former Florida governor’s prospective presidential campaign there, RealClearPolitics has learned from GOP sources in the Granite State. The new outreach from Bush’s camp was directed at a pair of experienced and well-respected New Hampshire GOP operatives, each of whom has previously helmed presidential campaigns in the state.
  • Ron Paul supporters, OWS protesters join forces to harass Gingrich, Santorum

    01/12/2012 12:07:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies · 1+ views
    The Examiner ^ | January 12, 2012 | Joe Newby
    On Monday, militant Ron Paul supporters joined forces with Occupy Wall Street protesters to harass former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum. Fox News reported that Gingrich was forced to cancel an appearance at his New Hampshire campaign headquarters when Ron Paul supporters and Occupy Wall Street protesters swarmed the entrance: About 40 protesters showed up Monday evening carrying placards reading "Ron Paul" and "Occupy." One played speeches by presidential candidate Ron Paul from a loud speaker. Gingrich spokesman R.C. Hammond says the former House speaker's private security detail decided to cancel the event because of...
  • Poll: (Hillary) Clinton Leads in NH by Historic Margin

    11/24/2014 9:48:47 AM PST · by Zakeet · 32 replies
    NBC News ^ | November 24, 2014
    The 2016 New Hampshire presidential primary is well over a year away, but there's a new poll about the Democratic contenders that gives Hillary Clinton a huge lead. The 2016 New Hampshire presidential primary is well over a year away, but there's a new poll about the Democratic contenders that gives Hillary Clinton a huge lead. [Snip] 62 percent of voters said they would cast their ballot for Clinton if the Democratic primary were held today. Trailing behind, 13 percent said they would vote for Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, six percent said Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, and five percent said...
  • CLOUT? 35 Anti-Keystone Pipeline Senators Mary Landrieu Helped Elect

    11/20/2014 12:49:21 PM PST · by abb · 9 replies
    The Hayride ^ | November 20, 2014 | Scott McKay
    When it came time for the US Senate to vote on the Keystone XL Pipeline, Sen. Mary Landrieu’s (D-LA) “clout” did not have much of an impact on fellow Democrat senators. In fact, 35 of the senators who voted against the project were given campaign cash by Landrieu since the 2008 election cycle. Take a look here at the list of senators who don’t seem to acknowledge Landrieu’s “clout.” Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) $10,000 Sen. Richard Blumenthal (R-CT) $5,000 Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) $10,000 Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) $7,000 Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) $10,000 Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) $3,500 Sen....
  • 450,000 illegal immigrants in US are from India: Report

    11/19/2014 6:23:27 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    Economic Times ^ | November 19, 2014
    Indians constitute four per cent of the total illegal immigrants living in the US, a country where the overall unauthorised immigrant population has remained unchanged since 2009, a latest report has said. According to a report by Pew Research, more than 450,000 unauthorised Indian immigrants live in the US, constituting four per cent of the total illegal immigrants in the country. Indian are the largest unauthorised immigrants in New Hampshire.
  • GOP gives nod to Bill O'Brien's return as House speaker (NH)

    11/19/2014 6:34:52 AM PST · by woodbutcher1963 · 7 replies
    Union Leader ^ | November 18, 2014 | GARRY RAYNO
    CONCORD – By four votes, House Republicans decided to give William O'Brien, another term as House Speaker as he promised a more inclusive and less confrontational approach than in his first stint. O'Brien defeated former House Speaker Gene Chandler on a 116-112 vote before Chandler asked the caucus to make O'Brien their unanimous choice as speaker. Chandler said after the vote he would not accept a nomination for speaker on Organization Day, Dec. 3, when the full House elects a speaker. “Under no circumstance would I not support the nominee of the caucus,” Chandler said. O'Brien, who did not address...
  • New England coastal communities threatened by feds' ban on cod fishing

    11/12/2014 9:57:04 PM PST · by george76 · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 12, 2014
    Federal regulators slapped a six-month ban on most cod fishing off New England this week and are threatening to cut next year’s catch by up to 75 percent, in a move some say will destroy the livelihoods of fishermen across the region. ... NOAA announced several measures, including the ban which expands no-fishing zones, on Monday. But fishermen whose livelihoods rely on catching cod, as well as the coastal communities that depend on money coming in from that industry, worry the new regulations will devastate them.
  • Ivy League students ask Rick Perry for anal sex during campus visit

    11/10/2014 11:47:24 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 86 replies
    campusreform.com ^ | 11/10/14 | Maggie Lit
    A student at Dartmouth College asked Texas Governor Rick Perry Sunday if he would accept anal sex in exchange for $102 million in campaign contributions. Senior Emily Sellers, a member of The Dartmouth, the official campus newspaper, posed the question to confront Perry’s stance on homosexuality. Another student, Timothy Messen, accused Perry of comparing homosexuality to alcoholism.
  • NH AG clears DEA in botched drug raid, says shooting of grandmother was 'simply accidental'

    11/09/2014 2:57:56 AM PST · by billorites · 27 replies
    Manchester Union Leader ^ | November 6, 2014 | Mark Hayward
    The shooting of a grandmother during a drug raid this summer was accidental and no charges will be brought against the federal agent involved, New Hampshire Attorney General Joseph Foster announced Thursday.
 Lillian Alonzo, 49, suffered non-life-threatening injuries when she was shot in her 110 Beech St. apartment on Aug. 27.
 The investigation determined that the handgun of Drug Enforcement Administration Agent Michael Connolly discharged when the agent tried to kick in a locked bedroom door and lost his balance.
 The report said Connolly will not face criminal charges.
 While the shooting was serious and unfortunate, the report reads, it...
  • Tea Party declares victory over Scott Brown

    11/08/2014 5:12:16 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 54 replies
    The tea party movement in New Hampshire is claiming two scalps in a battle with the Republican establishment that reflects a broader civil war poised to escalate if GOP leaders of the House and Senate compromise with President Obama on key legislative issues, including immigration and Obamacare. In the wake of Tuesday’s midterm elections, the New Hampshire tea party is drawing attention to the defeat of two GOP candidates the Republican Party establishment had backed heavily. In a wave election in which the GOP enjoyed historic gains, Walt Havenstein ran unsuccessfully against Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan, and Scott Brown lost...
  • Senators Ask Hagel Whether the State Dept. Is Controlled By Israel

    02/15/2013 1:59:16 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 2/15/13 | DANIEL HALPER
    Two U.S. senators have written a letter to Chuck Hagel to ask the defense secretary nominee to explain his assertion that "the State Department was becoming an adjunct of the Israeli Foreign Ministry." Hagel, the Washington Free Beacon reported yesterday, made the comment in 2007. "Dear Senator Hagel," Senators Lindsey Graham and Kelly Ayotte write. "Yesterday, the Washington Free Beacon reported that in a 2007 speech at Rutgers University regarding America's relationship with the Middle East you remarked that 'the State Department was becoming an adjunct of the Israeli Foreign Ministry.' According to notes posted on the internet by a...
  • Fox and CNN Call New Hampshire for Shaheen - She leads by .4% with 72% reporting...

    11/04/2014 7:58:14 PM PST · by Positive · 28 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/4/2014 | Self
    Must admit that on the Politico map it looks like most of the unreported votes are in counties led by Shaheen but no one knows who the remaining voters will vote for. I hope that the networks have been over anxious to "project" to beat the other guy.
  • Shea-Porter concedes race to Guinta in 1st District

    11/04/2014 8:46:36 PM PST · by SMGFan · 2 replies
    WMUR ^ | November 4, 2014
    MANCHESTER, N.H. —U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter conceded to Republican challenger Frank Guinta in the 1st Congressional District on Tuesday night.
  • Shaheen projected to defeat Brown for Senate (BROWN IS STILL ALIVE)

    11/04/2014 7:34:18 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 14 replies
    WMUR.COM ^ | 04 NOVEMBER 2014 | AP
    The Associated Press and ABC News have projected that U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen will win her bid for re-election to the U.S. Senate. With 48 percent of precincts reporting, Shaheen led Republican challenger Scott Brown, 51-49 percent.
  • October Surprise; Shaheen with Lois Learner and Biden with Ormond

    11/04/2014 11:32:59 AM PST · by sr4402 · 7 replies
    Vanity | 11/4/2014 | Vanity
    Been waiting on the Democrat's October Surprise. Seems like racial slurs is all it is. But instead they got Jean Shaheen's involvement with Lois Learner on the IRS Scandal and a claim by VP Joe Biden that Greg Orman is with the Democrats.
  • Judicial Watch: Election Integrity 'Concerns' About Same-Day Registration, Voting in New Hampshire

    11/04/2014 4:11:35 PM PST · by forbushalltheway · 12 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 4 Nov 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    MANCHESTER, New Hampshire — Senior Judicial Watch attorney Robert Popper, a former Department of Justice election integrity official, told Breitbart News that he’s concerned about seemingly high percentages of same-day registration for voting in Tuesday’s elections in New Hampshire. Popper is in New Hampshire watching polls on election day for Judicial Watch, a watchdog group. Popper said in an interview on Tuesday afternoon that at polling places he and his team have been at throughout the Granite State on election day, anywhere from 6 to 9 percent of voters registered on site. I wouldn’t call it irregularities. Here’s what we’re...
  • BOMBSHELL MEMO: Jeanne Shaheen Conspired With White House Insider On IRS Targeting Scandal

    11/04/2014 1:39:31 AM PST · by taildragger · 113 replies
    The DC Caller ^ | 9:36 PM 11/03/2014 | Patrick Howley
    Democratic New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen was principally involved in a plot with Lois Lerner and President Barack Obama’s political appointee at the IRS to lead a program of harassment against conservative nonprofit groups during the 2012 election, according to letters exclusively obtained by The Daily Caller. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) did not want to publicly release 2012 correspondences exchanged between the IRS and Jeanne Shaheen at her personal Washington office: the agency delayed releasing the information to a major conservative super PAC multiple times, even threatening to see the super PAC in court, according to emails. (RELATED: Lois...
  • Hillary Clinton Focuses On Women's Rights In New Hampshire Campaign [Endless & Tiresome Focus?]

    11/02/2014 10:41:25 PM PST · by Steelfish · 17 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | November 02, 2014 | Jon Swaine
    Hillary Clinton Focuses On Women's Rights In New Hampshire Campaign Former US secretary of state stokes speculation of a second presidential campaign on New Hampshire visit Jon Swaine 2 November Hillary Clinton defended Democrats’ focus on women’s rights on Sunday, as she returned to her old redoubt of New Hampshire to help the party try to keep hold of a crucial US Senate seat and maintain the state’s unique all-female congressional delegation. In her first visit to the key presidential primary state since her 2008 campaign for the White House, the former US secretary of state also stoked speculation that...
  • The 15 Worst Democrat Gaffes This Election

    11/02/2014 10:37:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 2, 2014 | Cortney O'Brien
    This started as a top ten list.Let's face it, with President Obama's awful approval ratings and the unfortunate consequences of Obamacare felt like a sting around the country, Democrats were already vulnerable in this year's midterm elections. These gaffes certainly won't help. Let's take a look at some of the worst mistakes Dems have made on the campaign trail so far:1.) That awful/insensitive/shameful and now infamous ad from the Wendy Davis (D-TX) gubernatorial campaign. 2.) Those colorful campaign memos from Michelle Nunn’s (D-GA) campaign, in which her own campaign referred to her as a “lightweight.” 3.) Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO) saying he was...
  • Jeanne Shaheen a no-show at ISIS hearing

    09/24/2014 9:36:44 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 8 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | September 25, 2014 | Joe Battenfeld
    U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), who holds a coveted seat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has skipped out on nearly half of the public hearings held by the committee over the last two years, including one where counterterrorism officials warned of the emerging ISIS danger, documents show. Shaheen missed an April 11, 2013, hearing on U.S. policy toward Syria in which a top U.S. Treasury official in charge of terrorist financing told Senate committee members that a new terrorist group, ISIS, had sprung up, “underscoring the danger this group poses for Syria and the world.” Shaheen was not listed...
  • Former NH state senator accused of altercation with Brown campaign

    11/01/2014 8:35:20 PM PDT · by mrsdeb · 21 replies
    The Portsmouth Herald ^ | October 31, 2014 | Karen Dandurant
    PORTSMOUTH — A verbal altercation Friday night at Portsmouth High School came about because of an idling tour bus belonging to Republican U.S. Senate candidate Scott Brown. ...Williams (a spokesperson for the Brown campaign) said a man approached the bus, screaming obscenities. He said the man, later identified as New Castle resident Burt Cohen, a longtime Democratic state senator, not only refused to leave when asked, but attempted to board the bus, accosting a campaign volunteer who tried to stop him. Williams alleges that the volunteer campaign worker stood between Cohen and the bus and Cohen "physically assaulted" the campaigner...
  • Shaheen: 'Right-Wing' Group Behind Study Showing Majority of NH Jobs Went to Immigrants

    11/01/2014 10:42:22 AM PDT · by walford · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1 Nov 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    ... Shaheen, when asked by Breitbart News about a recent study from the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) that found 71 percent of all New Hampshire jobs since 2000 have gone to both legal and illegal aliens rather than New Hampshire citizens, ducked for cover. “My understanding is that’s a study sponsored by a right-wing organization,” she replied. When Breitbart News noted that the study is based on data from the U.S. Census Bureau and other government sources—and includes no data from non-governmental sources—her communications director Harrell Kirsten abruptly called an end to the press conference inside the local Democratic...
  • Stephanopoulos, ABC News Refuse to Apologize for False Scott Brown Attack

    10/31/2014 4:12:02 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10-31-14 | Matthew Boyle
    MANCHESTER, New Hampshire — Mitt Romney, the Republican nominee for president in 2012 and a supporter of former Sen. Scott Brown’s campaign, decried an effort by the liberal media to falsely smear Brown during last night’s final New Hampshire Senate debate against incumbent Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH). “You know I think it’s unfortunate but in some cases moderators hope to become part of the story,” Romney said on Laura Ingraham’s radio program. “Obviously that furthers their career and makes a lot of people talk about them. And people who are on their side are very pleased about it and...
  • The New Hampshire Poll 2014 US Senate Ballot

    10/30/2014 3:25:23 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 18 replies
    American General Research ^ | October 30, 2014
    If the 2014 election for US Senate were being held today between Scott Brown, the Republican, and Jeanne Shaheen, the Democrat, for whom would you vote - Brown or Shaheen? (names rotated) 2014 US Senate Likely Voters Brown 49% Shaheen 49% Undecided 2%
  • Exclusive - Ending Spending Releases $1.25 Million Ad to Pummel Shaheen on Amnesty [abridged title]

    10/30/2014 10:18:55 AM PDT · by Hoodat · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 30 Oct 2014, 8:35 AM PDT | Matthew Boyle
    MANCHESTER, New Hampshire — A new high-powered ad spot—and hefty buy behind it—aims to finish off incumbent Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and help former Sen. Scott Brown across the finish line. The ad comes from Ending Spending Action Fund, which is spending approximately $1.25 million in the final days pushing this message via television, radio, Internet, forthcoming print advertisements, and direct mail. That’s in addition to an existing $601,000 buy the group is already running in local television markets, meaning the group is up with more than $1.85 million backing Brown in the final week. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SaAteJWDNI4 The television ad,...
  • Democratic Groups Buy $1.3M in Ads for NH Race

    10/29/2014 2:00:51 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 29, 2014 | By PHILIP ELLIOTT
    A trio of Democratic-backing independent groups on Wednesday rushed to the air $1.3 million in TV ads to help New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, who at one time seemed heading toward a safe re-election. Senate Majority PAC, Patriot Majority USA and Women Vote are running a joint ad criticizing Shaheen's Republican challenger, former Sen. Scott Brown. The ads started Wednesday and will run through Election Day on Boston broadcast and cable stations, as well as Manchester, New Hampshire, cable. Senate Majority PAC is a super PAC with ties to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Patriot Majority USA is backed by...
  • NH: Prominent Democrat Endorses Brown; Polls Show No Frontrunner

    10/28/2014 5:45:52 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 12 replies
    Townhall ^ | October 28, 2014 | Daniel Doherty
    This landed in my inbox a few hours ago from the ‘New Hampshire for Scott Brown’ press team (emphasis mine): Today, Scott Brown received the endorsement of the former Democratic Leader of the New Hampshire State Senate, Bob Preston. Preston, who served nine terms as a State Senator including eight years as Democratic leader, penned the following open letter encouraging voters to support Scott Brown next Tuesday:
  • Shaheen jeered at Debate after interrupting Scott Brown's Closing Remarks (Video)

    10/27/2014 6:59:18 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 34 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 27, 2014
    Democratic New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen was jeered with cries of “Rude!” Sunday after she interrupted her Republican opponent Scott Brown’s closing debate remarks to make a statement about the Koch Brothers. After Brown asserted that he was endorsed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Shaheen butted in to call the Chamber a “Koch-funded organization.” Members in the crowd yelled “rude” at her. Brown received a round of applause moments later for criticizing Shaheen’s lack of decorum.
  • NH Dem Says 'People Didn't Lose Their Policies' Under ObamaCare

    10/25/2014 9:53:25 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 15 replies
    YouTube ^ | 10/21/2014
    Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH) Says No New Hampshirites Lost Their Policies Under ObamaCare
  • Shaheen: Obama's Too "Busy" to Campaign For Me

    10/24/2014 4:52:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 23, 2014 | Daniel Doherty
    Concord, NH – Although tonight’s debate was closed to the public – i.e., there was no live television studio audience – one thing was clear from being on the ground in New Hampshire: Unlike two nights ago, Scott Brown fans were there and energized. It may be hard to see, but one Brown supporter (below in the red rain jacket) was wielding a microphone, leading “Go Scott Go” chants hours before the cameras rolled. In the background, you can see where the debate is being held (alas, I did not gain access myself), and to the far left (not shown)...
  • Jeanne Shaheen: President Obama New Hampshire visit doesn’t make sense

    10/24/2014 4:25:29 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Politico ^ | October 23, 2014 | By JAMES HOHMANN
    Pushed Thursday night on whether she would want President Barack Obama to campaign with her as she seeks a second term, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) said it doesn’t make sense and Obama is “exactly where he needs to be” — in Washington. “We have a lot going on,” Shaheen said during an hourlong debate with Republican Scott Brown at NH1’s studio in Concord, which was broadcast live on WBIN-TV and was co-sponsored by CNN. “I don’t think it makes sense for the president to come to New Hampshire right now.” Shaheen doesn’t have a shortage of star power coming to...
  • Yikes: New Hampshire Democrat Holds Pro-Abortion Rally in Front of Halloween Decorations

    10/23/2014 9:25:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 23, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Democrat Ann Kuster has been representing New Hampshire's 2nd congressional district since 2013. As our own Matt Vespa has extensively covered, New Hampshire State Republican Marilinda Garcia is challenging Kuster for her seat. At this point, the race is a toss up with less than two weeks to go until Election Day. Yesterday Kuster's campaign held a pro-abortion, pro-choice event in an effort to rally liberal voters and forgot to take down the Halloween decorations portraying death in the background.
  • "Shaheen Lost the Debate

    10/22/2014 5:13:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 22, 2014 | Daniel Doherty
    One reporter’s opinion isn’t the end-all, be-all of political analysis. But as a respected, Boston-based reporter, Andy Hiller’s contention that Brown won the debate last night is worth listening to nonetheless. “Shaheen lost the debate because she had to spend so much time on the defensive, explaining the president’s policies on Ebola, Obamacare, ISIS and immigration,” he said. “She was much more effective in the second half when she directly challenged Brown.” “But Brown won,” he continued. “He never looked uncomfortable, he has cable network level communication skills, and in this debate the issues were on his side. He wasn’t...
  • Locked in a dead heat, Shaheen, Brown spar (new poll shows Brown ahead by 1%)

    10/22/2014 4:45:55 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 13 replies
    The New Hampshire Union Leader ^ | October 21, 2014 | Dan Tuohy
    The U.S. Senate candidates sparred in their first televised debate Tuesday as part of a cliff-hanger of a race that could shift the balance of power in Washington. Democratic incumbent Jeanne Shaheen and Republican Scott Brown debated energy, Ebola, immigration, jobs and the economy, national security and health care. They were first asked to share their views of the U.S. response to the threat of Ebola. Brown said the U.S. needs a travel ban. "I'm thankful that Senator Shaheen broke with President Obama in that regard" and decided to support a travel ban, he said.
  • Did Fremont, N.H. Just Have Its First Homicide Ever?

    10/22/2014 5:34:57 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    boston.com ^ | 10/17/14 | Chris Caesar
    The town of Fremont went 250 years without a single reported murder—until today. Police are investigating an “apparent homicide” in a home at 269 Main St. after a body was found there early Friday morning. Authorities have not yet released the name of the victim or a man they are seeking in connection with the investigation.
  • Keene Pumpkin Festival Rioters Threw Full Liquor Bottles and Billiard Balls at Police, Officials Say

    10/20/2014 3:40:57 PM PDT · by Oliviaforever · 31 replies
    Boston ^ | 10/20/14 | Eric Levenson
    New Hampshire authorities promised to investigate and prosecute rioters responsible for the “disturbing” events during the Keene Pumpkin Festival, officials said in a press conference on Monday afternoon.
  • Obama Behind Pumpkin Patch Melee

    10/20/2014 6:24:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 20, 2014 | John Ransom
    As you can imagine, I was alarmed, but not very surprised, when I received reports of rioting at the Pumpkin Festival in Keene, NH. The residents of Keene hold the Pumpkin Festival annually. Their mission is first and always to amass the most number of jack-o-lanterns in history. In 2013 they broke the previous record held by Boston when they brought together 30,581 jack-o-lanterns, according to accounts by the Keene Sentinel.But into their 30,581 points of light this year was inserted sinister, dark forces. Forces that were nonsensical, dystopian and anarchical.And those forces descended into the hallmark expression of Obama’s...
  • Riots Break Out in Keene New Hampshire at Annual Pumpkin Festival

    10/19/2014 5:24:54 PM PDT · by Oliviaforever · 57 replies
    Guardian ^ | 10/19/14
    This weekend marked the 24th annual Pumpkin Festival in Keene, New Hampshire, but instead of good times and fun, festivalgoers found themselves in the middle of a riot when a fight broke out and spilled into the streets.
  • Change: Cook Political Report Adjusts Rankings, Says NH Senate Race a “Toss Up”

    10/18/2014 12:06:17 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 16 replies
    Townhall ^ | October 17, 2014
    Scott Brown is staging a late-game comeback in New Hampshire and the analysts at the Cook Political Report have taken notice. Even though Scott Brown has been trailing for months in the polls, a couple of new surveys show he’s nipping at Sen. Jeanne Shaheen’s (D-NH) heels. Perhaps in part because he's become more visible in recent weeks, or perhaps because national security issues are starting to take center stage, the analysts believe Brown is now a formidable candidate. From their write-up:
  • Democrat Gun Control Candidate Distances Herself from 'Aggressive' Gabby Giffords

    10/18/2014 6:05:55 AM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/17/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    As gun control proponent Gabby Giffords gets more "aggressive" in her push for gun control candidates, at least one of those candidates is distancing herself from the ads Giffords is running. New Hampshire's WMUR 9 ABC reports that though incumbent Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH 1st District) is thoroughly in favor of gun control, the tone of attack in Giffords' new ad is simply too much for her. The video on the outlet's website clearly demonstrates Shea-Porter's desire to move away from being associated with the former representative's ad.
  • How Scott Brown Got it Right

    10/16/2014 1:49:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 58 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 16, 2014 | Alex Smith
    The contrast between New Hampshire’s two candidates for U.S. Senate couldn’t have been clearer this past weekend. In one town, Senator Jeanne Shaheen spoke to the International Brotherhood Of Electrical Workers over a pancake breakfast, and in another, former Senator Scott Brown received a rowdy and enthusiastic reception at a tailgate organized by College Republicans at the University of New Hampshire. It sounds like a normal weekend in October, so why the significance? I can’t help but marvel at the juxtaposition: a traditional, pre-planned campaign event with the candidate as the main attraction and the other, a tailgate loosely organized...
  • Brown Up according to new Poll (NH Senate

    United States Senate For the third straight week, the US Senate race in New Hampshire is statistically a dead heat. According to Lesperance, “This week Republican Scott Brown leads Democrat Senator Jeanne Shaheen 48% to 46.9%. However, this is well within the 2.98% margin of error. So the Senate race is just too close to call.” 2.8% of respondents would prefer another candidate and 2.3% are unsure.
  • Facebook group to spend $1M for Shaheen

    10/10/2014 6:22:40 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | Mario Trujillo
    An affiliate of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s political advocacy group is putting nearly $1 million into New Hampshire to back Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D) in her reelection bid. The Council for American Job Growth is launching a 10-day television spot touting Shaheen’s support on veterans issue. The group has ties to FWD.us, which Zuckerberg founded to advocate for immigration reform and other issues important to the tech industry.
  • House homestretch: 5 key dynamics

    10/10/2014 12:56:26 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/8/14 | Alex Isenstadt
    The battle for the House has turned into trench warfare, with Republicans trying to scrape out enough wins to give them a historic majority and Democrats doing everything they can to minimize GOP gains. If the election were held today, strategists from both sides say, Republicans would expand their current majority by between six and eight seats ... Republicans head into the final weeks of the campaign almost exclusively on offense. Of the 31 or so races seriously in contention, 22 — over 70 percent — are in districts held by Democrats. Twenty of the 31 districts were won by...
  • Illness afflicting Seabrook boy suspected as enterovirus D68

    10/09/2014 12:00:54 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 10 replies
    Seacoastonline.com ^ | 10/7/14 | Kyle Stucker
    SEABROOK — A 13-year-old Seabrook boy has been hospitalized for roughly a week in Boston due to paralysis and other symptoms his doctors believe may be connected to enterovirus D68, severe cases of which have been reported across the country since August. Patrick Dugan said his son Dan was brought last week to an intensive care unit at Tufts Medical Center after Dan’s legs gave out multiple times following weeks of headaches, coughing, vomiting, weakness and double vision. Those symptoms were followed by paralysis in Dan’s lower extremities and left shoulder as well as indications of spinal cord nerve damage,...
  • Poll: Garcia Up 4 Points Over Incumbent Democrat (NH)

    10/09/2014 10:07:01 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 44 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 10/9/14 | Matt Vespa
    While New Hampshire’s Second Congressional District went for Obama twice, State Rep. Marilinda Garcia is up 4 points–41/37 (with leaners)–in a new Granite State poll from the University of New Hampshire. Still, 19 percent are undecided so there’s room for both sides to maneuver and grow as the election heads into the final stretch. Needless to say, the Kuster camp fired off this fundraising email upon hearing the news: Last night we got the results of the latest poll in our race. It shows that our opponent’s puppet masters’ - the Koch brothers - attack ads are working. Their relentless...