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  • New Hampshire Dem lawmaker literally changes Pledge of Allegiance to say ‘and justice for some’

    05/26/2020 5:58:05 AM PDT · by kevcol · 17 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | May 25, 2020 | Jon Dougherty
    A Democratic politician in New Hampshire changed the Pledge of Allegiance during a recent meeting, saying “and justice for some” rather than “justice for all.” As reported by WMUR, Executive Councilor Debora Pignatelli was lambasted by Republicans when she made the change during a council meeting last week. . . . Other councilors and Gov. Chris Sununu said the Pledge correctly during a Wednesday meeting, but Pignatelli was heard saying at the end of it, “…with liberty and justice for some.” “I don’t say it all the time, but it has been clear to me since this coronavirus has started...
  • Dartmouth College finances waylaid by virus; layoffs remain on the table

    05/07/2020 7:23:30 AM PDT · by fluorescence · 6 replies
    Valley News ^ | 5/6/2020 | TIM CAMERATO
    HANOVER — Dartmouth College officials declined Wednesday to rule out layoffs and furloughs for some of its 3,900 employees, including non-tenured faculty, as the institution faces millions of dollars in projected losses over its spring and summer terms. Layoffs are a “part of a tool kit” that administrators need access to, but are seen as a last resort to stabilize the college’s financial situation past June 30, Executive Vice President Rick Mills said during a meeting with Valley News editors and reporters. “They are a tool that we deploy later and with more reluctance than most of these other tools...
  • NH Dem resigns after bizarre suggestion that Reade's assault claim would've required her 'cooperation'

    05/03/2020 11:15:32 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/2/20 | Sam Dorman
    New Hampshire state Rep. Richard Komi, D-Manchester, has resigned amid backlash over his apparent suggestion that Tara Reade was "looking for attention" and would have had to have "cooperated" with former Vice President Joe Biden's attempt to assault her if her allegation were true. "Judged by the position of the female vagina, it will not be easy for anyone to just put their finger into the vagina unless their [sic] is some cooperation from the female herself. That is why I believe Tara Reade's allegations [sic] is false. She is looking for attention," Komi said on Friday in a now-deleted tweet. Sara Gonzales New...
  • More than 28M mail-in ballots have reportedly gone missing in last decade

    04/14/2020 8:58:28 PM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    Washington Examiner. ^ | April 14, 2020 | Andrew Mark Miller
    Roughly 28 million mail-in ballots have gone missing across the country over the last 10 years based on a report citing government figures. ... Putting the election in the hands of the United States Postal Service would be a catastrophe,” PILF President J. Christian Adams said in a statement. “Over the recent decade, there were 28 million missing and misdirected ballots. These represent 28 million opportunities for someone to cheat. Absentee ballot fraud is the most common; the most expensive to investigate; and can never be reversed after an election. The status quo was already bad for mail balloting. The...
  • An Unlikely Alliance of Blacks and Asians

    03/14/2020 1:06:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    American ^ | March 14, 2020 | Wenyuan Wu
    On March 9, 2020, the Idaho Senate State Affairs Committee approved House Bill H440, a measure outlawing race-based affirmative action in state agencies, state contracting, and public education. The bill is currently on Idaho’s full senate floor for amendments. Once amended and signed by Governor Brad Little into law, H440 will make the Gem State the ninth to adopt a statewide ban on affirmative action. The other eight states are: California, Washington, Florida, Michigan, Nebraska, Arizona, New Hampshire, and Oklahoma. In most cases, measures to ban racial discrimination and preferential treatment were passed by popular votes on the ballot. At...
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Refused To Campaign More For Bernie Sanders

    03/13/2020 9:27:26 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 36 replies
    huff Pooh ^ | 3/13/20
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) turned down repeated requests from Bernie SandersÂ’ presidential campaign to appear at events promoting the Vermont senatorÂ’s candidacy in recent weeks, according to three people familiar with the discussions. After the Iowa caucuses, Sanders campaign manager Faiz Shakir asked Ocasio-Cortez to stump for Sanders in New Hampshire, according to the sources. The campaign prepared a model schedule to highlight the kind of popular support she would expect if she attended, one of the people familiar with the talks said. Ocasio-Cortez resisted the entreaties until a few days before the primary on Feb. 12. She ultimately spoke...
  • NH Primary Source: Democrat Martins scores upset in Hooksett special NH House election

    03/10/2020 10:52:54 PM PDT · by napscoordinator · 26 replies
    NOWCAST News 9 Tonight ^ | 10 March 2020 | John DiStaso
    DEMOCRATIC HOUSE UPSET. Democrat Kathleen Martins scored an upset victory Tuesday in a New Hampshire House special election in Hooksett. In the first state election since the New Hampshire primary, the self-described educator defeated Republican Elliot “Alu” Axelman, a member of the Hooksett Budget Committee and a supporter of the Free State Project, in the heavily Republican town to succeed the late Rep. Dick Marple, who died in December. The final unofficial vote count was 1,000 for Martins and 961 for Axelman.
  • N.H. coronavirus patient breaks isolation, potentially exposing others

    03/03/2020 7:40:13 PM PST · by RummyChick · 64 replies
    nbc ^ | 3/3/2020 | edwards
    The first coronavirus patient in New Hampshire — an employee of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center — defied instructions from public health officials to stay away from other people. In a statement, the state Department of Health and Human Services said the patient attended an invitation-only private event Friday "despite having been directed to self-isolate."
  • Croydon police chief walks home in underwear after firing

    02/19/2020 6:04:09 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 24 replies
    Union Leader ^ | 02 09 2020 | Damien Fisher
    Police Chief Richard Lee said he was forced to leave Town Hall in his underwear Tuesday after the board of selectmen voted to dissolve the town’s one-man police department. “I was told that I had to turn over the keys to the cruiser and my uniform immediately. I had no other means of transportation, as the cruiser is a take-home vehicle, and I have no spare clothes in the office, so I did as ordered,” Lee said Wednesday. Lee said he started walking toward his home in Newport during a snowstorm wearing boots, a hat and his underwear, before his...
  • Advice to Democrats: Forget Iowa and New Hampshire

    02/16/2020 4:59:38 PM PST · by Libloather · 36 replies
    Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate and voting rights advocate Stacey Abrams hit the nail on the head, telling voters not to let two small, virtually all-white states tell them whom to pick as the Democratic presidential nominee: ‘We need a more representative sample’ — Exclusive: @staceyabrams believes that our Iowa and New Hampshire first primary system is silencing voters of color She makes the logical case that only 65 delegates have been selected (distributed rather evenly among several candidates) — out of a grand total of 1,991 who would need to be pledged to win the nomination on the first ballot....
  • Newt Gingrich: What do Iowa and New Hampshire votes tell us about Democratic presidential nomination fight?

    02/16/2020 8:28:49 AM PST · by deport · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | Feb. 16, 2020 | Newt Gingrich
    The Iowa and New Hampshire results have begun to clarify the choices Democratic voters will have in picking their candidate to face President Trump in November.....The biggest loser has been former Vice President Joe Biden. As in his first two runs for the presidency (both of which he ended early), Biden once again proved he is not an effective campaigner....The polls in South Carolina already show substantial slippage for Biden. If the intervening Nevada caucus becomes yet another defeat (and the evidence so far leans toward Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, and maybe Sen....
  • Democrats redefine center as theirs collapses

    02/16/2020 2:49:25 PM PST · by karpov · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 16, 2020 | J. T. Young
    With their center’s collapse, Democrats’ only hope of reconstituting it is by redefining the center. As the Democratic primary race moves leftward, the definitions of their candidates are moving right. It resembles a play in which we are expected to accept that the same actors have become different characters simply because of a costume change. When the 2020 Democratic field was taking shape a year ago, its spread was straightforward. Former Vice President Joe Biden was the establishment anchor, in a center-left, front-runner position. A couple of candidates were to his right – Montana Gov. Steve Bullock and former Rep....
  • After Attending a Trump Rally, I Realized Democrats Are Not Ready For 2020

    02/16/2020 8:33:42 AM PST · by 2banana · 13 replies
    GEN ^ | 11 FEB 2020 | Karlyn Borysenko
    If you had told me three years ago that I would ever attend a Donald Trump rally, I would have laughed and assured you that was never going to happen. Heck, if you had told me I would do it three months ago, I probably would have done the same thing. So, how did I find myself among 11,000-plus Trump supporters in Manchester, New Hampshire? Believe it or not, it all started with knitting. But when I witnessed the amount of hate coming from the left in this small, niche knitting community, I started to question everything. I started making...
  • I’ve been a Democrat for 20 years. Here’s what I experienced at Trump’s rally in New Hampshire.

    02/12/2020 9:18:08 PM PST · by Sgt_Schultze · 118 replies ^ | 11 Feb 2020 | Karlyn Borysenko
    .....So I headed over an hour and a half before the doors were scheduled to open (which was 4 hours before Trump was set to take the stage) and the line already stretched a mile away from the entrance to the arena. As I waited, I chatted with the folks around me. And contrary to all the fears expressed, they were so nice! I was not harassed or intimidated and was never in fear of my safety even for a moment. These were average everyday people. They were veterans, school teachers, and small business owners and they had come from...
  • Warren canceling TV ads in SC and NV

    02/14/2020 6:57:04 AM PST · by BBQToadRibs · 91 replies
    ABC News ^ | Feb 12, 2020 | By Cheyenne Haslett,Soo Rin Kim
    After unimpressive results in the first two Democratic party contests in Iowa and New Hampshire, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., is making significant rearrangements in her television presence in two upcoming contests. In the past week, the Warren campaign has canceled or moved more than $1.2 million worth of television ads in Nevada and South Carolina, which are scheduled to cast votes later this month. The campaign began pulling ads from Nevada and South Carolina on Monday last week amid the chaotic Iowa caucuses -- cancelling more than $660,000 worth of ads from the two states, according to the ad research...
  • New Hampshire primary: More Republicans who voted in primary feel greater allegiance to Trump than party

    02/14/2020 5:55:00 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 47 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | February 13, 2020 | BY JENNIFER DE PINTO
    In addition to interviewing Democratic primary voters leaving the polls in New Hampshire on Tuesday, CBS News polled Republicans, too. As expected, President Trump overwhelmingly won the Republican primary, and those who came out to vote were strong supporters. Support for the president among New Hampshire Republican primary voters runs deep. When they were asked whether they feel more allegiance to the Republican Party or to Donald Trump, a majority (55%) picked Trump. Even among those who said they feel more allegiance to the Republican Party, most of them - more than 7 in 10 - voted for Mr. Trump....
  • New Hampshire Man Arrested After Allegedly Assaulting Pro-Trump Teen At Polling Site

    02/13/2020 7:52:36 PM PST · by blam · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2-13-2020 | Brooke Singman
    EXCLUSIVE: A New Hampshire man was arrested Thursday afternoon after allegedly assaulting a 15-year-old Trump supporter and two adults at a polling site during the state’s first-in-the-nation primary earlier this week. The teen's mother said in an exclusive interview with Fox News after the arrest that her son is "traumatized." The Windham Police Department said Patrick Bradley, 34, of Windham, was charged with simple assault and disorderly conduct. Fox News has learned that the suspect got in the face of the teenage boy who was wearing a red “Make America Great Again” hat and volunteering at the Trump tent at...
  • ‘Never Trump’ Republicans backing Joe Biden in NH primary, emails show (Kasich crew)

    02/12/2020 2:24:07 PM PST · by Libloather · 54 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/10/20 | Ebony Bowden, Bruce Golding
    MANCHESTER, N.H. - Embittered “Never Trump” Republicans tied to former Ohio Gov. John Kasich have secretly schemed to assist Joe Biden’s campaign - because they think he’s the only Democrat who can beat the president and help them get “revenge,” The Post has learned. Emails obtained by The Post show that two top staffers from Kasich’s failed, 2016 primary campaign and Ohio’s former GOP chairman, a Kasich ally, were among those involved in efforts to boost support for the former vice president in last week’s botched Iowa caucus and Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary. Funding for the plan came largely from...
  • Scarborough Pens Biden's Political Eulogy: 'I'm Proud of Joe'

    02/13/2020 8:39:53 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 24 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    In a Washington Post column from which Mika Brzezinski quoted extensively on today's Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough has penned what amounts to a political eulogy for Joe Biden.Scarborough declined to officially declare Biden's candidacy dead. But he questioned "whether his campaign can survive the body blows of Iowa and New Hampshire." And Joe put himself "at the top of the list" of people proud of Biden "no matter how this political race ends."Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • Elizabeth Warren heading to political checkout counter

    02/13/2020 11:08:35 AM PST · by billorites · 37 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | February 11, 2020 | Howie Carr
    The good news for the fake Indian is, Joe Biden was also on the ballot in New Hampshire Tuesday. The bad news is everything else. See, the media only have room for one major political obituary every day, and Tuesday it was Creepy Joe’s turn. (Andrew Yang and Michael Bennet don’t count, never did, obviously.) But don’t worry, Sen. Warren, your day is near. You’re approaching the political checkout counter. Take a number. You’re in the passing lane on the Trail of Tears, as your ancestors might put it, to the Happy Hunting Ground. Speaking with forked tongue only take-um...