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  • Talk Radio Plays Historical Role in Elections

    09/29/2012 7:48:37 PM PDT · by TeaPartyJakes · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Sept. 21, 2012 | Fred Lucas
    (The following is the second of three excerpts from The Right Frequency: The Story of the Talk Radio Giants Who Shook Up the Political and Media Establishment , by Fred Lucas; History Publishing Company. The adapted excerpts look at the impact of talk radio on election results.) Before what would turn out to be an historic election, a New York Times article said, “If Larry King’s CNN program functioned as a nominating process for Ross Perot; Rush Limbaugh may be a kind of national precinct captain for the Republican insurgency of 1994.” An election night poll by Fabrizio-McLaughlin of 1,000...
  • WHAT TO MAKE OF DECLINING DEMOCRATIC REGISTRATION?

    09/29/2012 7:46:03 PM PDT · by lasereye · 31 replies
    Powerline ^ | September 29, 2012 | John Hinderaker
    On our podcast today, Brian Ward, Steve Hayward and I talked about the obviously bogus polls that purport to show Barack Obama with a big lead in various swing states, even though those same polls show Romney winning independent voters by significant margins. Those results make sense only if enormous numbers of voters are signing up as Democrats. But is there any evidence of any such trend? Not at all; the evidence is entirely to the contrary. Hugh Hewitt, among others, has been talking about these data: Voter registration in the Buckeye State is down by 490,000 people from four...
  • Kuster: 'I won't let (Bass bullying) intimidate me' (NH Liberal Stealing and Crying Alert)

    09/26/2012 12:54:18 PM PDT · by Article10 · 15 replies
    Th Union Leader ^ | 09/26/2012 | Tim Buckland
    Congressional candidate Ann McLane Kuster said Wednesday she took a video camera from a staffer of rival Rep. Charlie Bass at a public event last weekend because the staffer repeatedly interrupted a private conservation she was having and "nearly hit me in the face" with the camera. She said she had one of her supporters return the camera "moments later." The video was posted Tuesday at nhjournal.com, the conservative website of the New Hampshire Journal (scroll down for the video). It shows Democrat Kuster, who is running against Republican incumbent Bass for the state's 2nd District seat, being approached by...
  • Sebelius to hit campaign trail again after Hatch Act violation

    09/26/2012 11:57:08 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 15 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 9/26/12 | Joel Gehrke
    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will soon be back to doing what she does best — campaigning for President Obama. Sebelius will travel to New Hampshire this weekend for a swing of “grassroots events” with Obama, according to the New Hampshire Union Leader. The campaign trip comes after the Office of Special Counsel found that Sebelius had violated federal campaign law by campaigning for Obama during an official event. “OSC concluded that Secretary Sebelius violated the Hatch Act when
  • Now it's Biden's wife making gaffes as she makes accidental X-rated joke about her husband

    09/24/2012 8:54:39 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | September 22, 2012 | Laura Cox
    Things went from bad to worse for Jill Biden on Friday after accidentally cracking a joke about her husband's manhood. Captured on video, this is the moment the Second Lady lost her cool at a New Hampshire campaign event, giggling like a schoolgirl as the crowd roared with delight. Passionately describing Mr Biden's work ethic she began: 'I've seen Joe up close,' making a wide motion with her hands, before blushing as she realised the innuendo she had just made. 'It's in my remarks, really,' she insisted. A wave of amused titters swept the audience, Mrs Biden allowing herself an...
  • NASCAR Sprint Cup - The Sylvania 300 from Loudon, NH - Sun. 9/23/12 - 1pm ET - ESPN

    09/21/2012 4:08:38 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 53 replies
    NASCAR.com ^ | 9/21/12
    What could possibly happen to the few, the chosen, the CHasers in New Hampshire? Say Hello to my lil friend, Bumper. Flash is on pole..
  • Rasmussen New Hampshire: Romney 48, Obama 45 (9/18/12 500LV)

    09/19/2012 7:36:59 AM PDT · by Ravi · 5 replies
    Rasmussen ^ | 9/19/12 | rasmussen
    above
  • Election 2012: New Hampshire President New Hampshire: Romney 48%, Obama 45%

    09/19/2012 7:36:33 AM PDT · by ScottinVA · 108 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 19 September 2012 | Scott Rasmussen
    Mitt Romney has now taken the lead in the swing state of New Hampshire. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in New Hampshire shows Romney with 48% support to President Obama’s 45%. Four percent (4%) prefer some other candidate, and three percent (3%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
  • New Hampshire Poll: 0 48%, R 47% (LV)

    09/18/2012 6:05:31 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 37 replies
    New Hampshire Poll: 0 48%, R 47% (LV) 0 48%, R 46% (RV)
  • NOM Claims Victory in Rhode Island, New Hampshire Primaries

    09/14/2012 4:27:03 PM PDT · by scottjewell · 10 replies
    CP Politics ^ | Sep 14 2012 | Michael Gryboski
    A national organization advocating for marriage being defined as between one man and one woman has declared victory in the political primaries of Rhode Island and New Hampshire. The National Organization for Marriage sent out a statement on Wednesday referring to the defeat of several pro-same-sex marriage candidates in the Democratic primary as a "massacre." "A massive last-minute surge of money from pro gay marriage millionaire Tim Gill couldn't drown out the voice of the people, who defeated five out of six pro gay marriage state senators," read the statement from Brian Brown, president of NOM. "The media and pro...
  • Purple Primary Attracts More Republicans than Democrats

    09/12/2012 12:10:08 AM PDT · by wizwor · 7 replies
    WMUR TV 9 ^ | 9/12/2012 | Len Mullen
    Tuesday, September 11 New Hampshire State Primary Election polls close at 7:00 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Results are expected within minutes after polls close, based on previous elections. The Democratic and Republican Governors' races are gaining much attention after John Lynch, Democratic incumbent, decided to not seek re-election.
  • President Barack Obama in NH speech: All Republicans offer are tax cuts to 'cure anything'

    09/07/2012 1:08:01 PM PDT · by matt04 · 10 replies
    The day after he officially accepted the presidential nomination at the Democratic National Convention, President Barack Obama energized a crowd of thousands in New Hampshire with a speech laden with policy and partisan politics. Obama and Vice President Joe Biden spoke outdoors under sunny skies at the Strawbery Banke Museum, with American flags draped over nearby buildings. Their wives, Michelle Obama and Jill Biden, joined them onstage at the end of the rally. Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is scheduled to hold his own New Hampshire rally in Nashua on Friday evening. Obama, in rolled-up shirtsleeves, spoke for nearly 30...
  • Rasmussen Swing State Poll (pretty good fro R/R)

    09/04/2012 9:04:08 AM PDT · by LS · 80 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 9/4/2012 | Scott Rasmussen
    Today's Swing State poll has pretty good news across the board for Romney/Ryan: in CO (once a source of GOP concern) it's tied; in WI, Romney is up 1; in FL and IA, he's up 2; in OH, it's tied; in PA, Romney is down 4; in NH, Romney down 5; and in NV (the worst) Romney is down 5 with ZEro at 50%. WI has been hanging tough, CO and IA moving up for Romney; FL a little tight, but I just don't believe that number---I think it's 4-5 points; and PA is winnable. NV concerns me, and what...
  • JW Marriott Thanks Romney for Bringing Attention to Mormonism

    09/02/2012 7:39:20 PM PDT · by aposiopetic · 115 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 2, 2012 | Emily Friedman
    BOSTON — The head of the prominent Marriott hotel chain and fellow Mormon J.W. Marriott thanked Mitt Romney today during a Mormon church service for bringing “positive attention” to the religion, which is often considered to be shrouded in mystery. “There has never been as much positive attention to the church, thanks to the wonderful campaign of Mitt Romney and his family,” Marriott said during a service at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Wolfeboro, N.H., the lakeside town where the Romney family has a home. Marriott’s remarks come after a noticeable shift in the campaign to...
  • Police: NH woman arrested 4 times in 26 hours

    08/31/2012 8:25:05 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 34 replies
    AP ^ | August 31, 2012
    EPPING, N.H. (AP) — Authorities say a New Hampshire woman has been arrested four times in 26 hours for blasting the AC/DC song ‘‘Highway to Hell’’ and other loud music from her home and for throwing a frying pan. Police first issued a warning to Joyce Coffey on Tuesday afternoon at her home in Epping. They say they were called back an hour later and arrested her for the loud music.
  • N.H. sheriff candidate apologizes for saying he could use deadly force to stop abortion doctors

    08/23/2012 8:23:01 AM PDT · by qwerty1234 · 13 replies
    boston.com ^ | 08/23/2012 | Glen Johnson
    A Republican candidate for sheriff in New Hampshire apologized today after saying he could use deadly force if necessary to stop an abortion doctor, a comment made as the GOP tries to move beyond Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin’s own abortion comment.
  • Academic model: Romney will take 52.9% of the vote, 320 electoral votes

    08/22/2012 6:01:28 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 83 replies
    HotAir ^ | 08/22/2012 | Allahpundit
    Three reasons why: Economy, economy, economy. Supposedly, the model’s been accurate to within 20 or so electoral votes in every election since 1980. Dude? Using a state-by-state analysis of unemployment and per-capita income, academics Kenneth Bickers and Michael Berry of the University of Colorado project that Romney will win 52.9% of the popular vote and 320 electoral votes. The political scientists discuss their findings here. Their forecast suggests that President Obama will lose in almost all of the swing states, including North Carolina, Virginia, New Hampshire, Colorado, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Florida… Bickers said much of the polling thus...
  • University of Colorado model predicts Romney win in November

    08/22/2012 5:53:53 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 22 Aug 2012 | Valerie Richardson
    DENVER — A University of Colorado economic model that has correctly predicted the last eight presidential elections shows Mitt Romney emerging as the victor in 2012. Ken Bickers, professor of political science at the University of Colorado Boulder, and Michael Berry, political science professor at the University of Colorado Denver, announced Wednesday that their state-by-state analysis shows the Republican capturing a majority of electoral votes. "Based on our forecasting model, it becomes clear that the president is in electoral trouble," said Mr. Bickers, who also serves as director of the CU in DC Internship Program. The results show President Obama...
  • Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH): Don't Forget Obama Led SEAL Mission That Got Osama

    The vid speaks for itself. Talk amongst each other!
  • Gun sales see surge in southern New Hampshire

    08/05/2012 7:36:16 AM PDT · by Qbert · 6 replies
    Union Leader ^ | 8/4/2012 | SIMON RIOS
    HUDSON — Gun sales in Colorado skyrocketed immediately after the shooting deaths of 12 people at a movie theater early Friday, July 20. Background checks for firearm buyers in Colorado were reportedly 25 percent higher than the average Friday-to-Sunday period in 2012 and 43 percent higher than they were during the week before the shooting. In New Hampshire, an increase in gun sales was also seen, but it was mostly along the southern tier of the state. Mike Goyette, owner of Pete's Guns and Tackle in Hudson, said gun sales were up 30 percent in the wake of the massacre....
  • Nashua, NH Chick-Fil-A To Sponsor NH Pride Fest [barf]

    08/01/2012 11:26:47 AM PDT · by kevcol · 44 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | Aug 1, 2012 | local news
    NASHUA, NH (CBS) – A Nashua Chick-Fil-A restaurant will be sponsoring New Hampshire Pride Fest. Ryan Manseau, the senior director of Pride Fest, told WBZ-TV he was handing out fliers at the Pheasant Lane Mall recently to promote his event and noticed a man who appeared to be a Chick-Fil-A manager holding one. . . Manseau said he approached the man, bracing for a verbal confrontation. He turned out to be the franchise operator, Anthony Piccola, who agreed to help sponsor the event and to serve Chick-Fil-A sandwiches there.
  • Hepatitis C 'Serial Infector' Could Have Spread Disease to Thousands

    07/28/2012 4:41:49 PM PDT · by verum ago · 43 replies
    ABC News ^ | 28 July 2012 | Sydney Lupkin
    The New Hampshire hospital lab technician indicted last week for infecting 31 people with Hepatitis C might have infected "tens of thousands" of patients in at least 13 hospitals, ABC News has learned. David Kwiatkowski, a former lab technician at Exeter Hospital in New Hampshire, had allegedly been stealing the Fentanyl syringes intended for patients, injecting his own arm and then refilling those empty syringes with another liquid-like saline, according to a statement from the United States Attorney's Office in New Hampshire. Since Kwiatkowski tested positive for Hepatitis C in June 2010, he passed it on to the hospital patients...
  • Gun owner says pistol at Hanover theater not a message(open carry)

    07/28/2012 6:31:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    eveningsun.com ^ | 26 July, 2012 | STEPHANIE WEAVER
    The man who attracted local attention when he carried a pistol into a Hanover theater Monday night said his actions had nothing to do with the gunman in Colorado three days before that killed 12 movie-goers and wounded 58. Ryan Ruby, 27, of Littlestown, said he wasn't trying to make a point or draw attention to himself when he went to see "The Dark Knight Rises" openly carrying his pistol. For him, he said, it was habit. Ruby said he's been carrying a firearm openly for about two years. He goes to the movie theater in Hanover at least once...
  • Peterborough gun club stands firm(NH)

    07/28/2012 4:02:17 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    sentinelsource.com ^ | 27 July, 2012 | Jacqueline Palochko
    PETERBOROUGH — A gun club official says members are doing all they can to be considerate of their neighbors. The Monadnock Rod and Gun Club will most likely not make any changes after receiving a letter from selectmen asking it to be quieter, said Mark Carbone, chairman of the board of directors. Neighbors recently brought their concerns to town officials about noise levels at the shooting range increasing in recent years. Town officials said they could not make the gun club change its activities because it has not done anything illegal. But selectmen sent a letter last week requesting the...
  • New Hampshire hepatitis C outbreak triggers U.S. fears

    07/27/2012 8:14:18 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | 26 July 2012 | Ros Krasny
    Hospitals in several U.S. states are scrambling to check if patients were exposed to the hepatitis C virus by an itinerant medical technician charged last week in connection with an outbreak in New Hampshire. The worker, David Matthew Kwiatkowski, was charged with federal drug crimes. Authorities say the Michigan native stole drugs and contaminated needles while working at New Hampshire's Exeter Hospital Cardiac Catheterization Unit in 2011 and 2012. Kwiatkowski allegedly injected himself with the painkiller Fentanyl intended for patients, and left the syringes for the hospital to re-use. Hepatitis C is caused by a virus that attacks the liver,...
  • Vacation observations while in New Hampshire

    07/25/2012 1:21:41 PM PDT · by shoedog · 20 replies
    personal oberservation | 7/25/2012 | Self
    We flew out from Kansas City to Boston and travelled up to New Hampshire (Alton Bay) for a vacation. I know Romney has place up in Wolfsboro so the area would be pro Romney. What was amazing, my wife and girls commented and they aren't that much into politics, was NO Obama signs and just a few bumper stickers even on interstate and roads from the MA state line up to Lake Winnipesaukee. Around a circle of the whole lake, literally NO Obama stickers. I know Manchester and Rochester are where the liberals will be more heavily populated. Not scientific...
  • Congressional Republicans Conspiring With Liberals Behind Closed Doors to Raise Taxes

    07/19/2012 1:16:16 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 14 replies
    Red State ^ | 7/19/2012 | Erick Erickson
    “Instead of downsizing, states have decided to just look for a new tax scheme to fund the leviathan. They see online sales as the way to go. iTunes downloads will be next.Congressional Republicans are helping.” Congressional Republicans led by Senator Mike Enzi of Wyoming have begun negotiating behind closed doors with liberals like Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois to raise Americans’ taxes. They introduced their internet tax as an amendment to a Senate small business bill, but that bill stalled. Now they are confident they can sneak the internet tax into a lame duck session of Congress, just in time...
  • Poll: Romney gains in swing-state New Hampshire

    07/17/2012 9:49:24 PM PDT · by Qbert · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/17/12 | Jonathan Easley
    Mitt Romney has cut into President ObamaÂ’s lead in New Hampshire, according to a WMUR Granite State poll released on Tuesday. Obama still leads Romney 49 percent to 43 in New Hampshire, but thatÂ’s down from the presidentÂ’s 9-point lead in April. Obama leads Romney by 14 points among female voters, while Romney has a 6-point advantage among men. Independents, who have tilted towards Romney nationally, are split between the two 41 to 41 in the Granite State. New Hampshire is one of 12 battleground states that will be critical in determining the outcome of the 2012 election. Romney launched...
  • Poll shows race tightening for president (New Hampshire alert)

    07/17/2012 5:49:41 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 31 replies
    WMUR Channel 9 News ^ | July 17, 2012
    . - Despite more Granite Staters disapproving of the job he has done, President Barack Obama still holds a slim lead over Republican Mitt Romney in a new poll. RelatedResidents try to escape hot, humid... Million-dollar lottery ticket sold in... O’Brien seeks stats on relatives... Nothing found in river search for... List of cooling centers across state The WMUR Granite State Poll shows that 49 percent of likely New Hampshire voters said they will vote for Obama, compared to 45 percent who plan to vote for Romney. In April, Obama held a 9-point lead over Romney. The poll of 521...
  • English Language Learners frustrated by Manchester system (NH)

    07/16/2012 5:59:27 AM PDT · by Past Your Eyes · 9 replies
    Union Leader ^ | July 16, 2012 | Mark Hayward
    MANCHESTER — Flor D'Liz Gomez arrived in Manchester when she was in the eighth grade. And although she attended regular classes at Hillside Middle School, she was flagged as an English Language Learner and placed in ELL study hall by the time she got to Central High School, she recounted in a recent interview. She told her guidance counselor she didn't need the ELL study hall, but she ended up alongside students struggling with English. “It made me feel like, 'Is there something wrong with me?'” Gomez said. Her country? America. Her place of birth? Cambridge, Mass.
  • Wind Farm Makes Presence Known

    07/15/2012 3:55:31 AM PDT · by Jim Noble · 14 replies
    Union Leader ^ | July 16,2012 | Paula Tracy
    PLYMOUTH — Growing quickly along the ridge line above the Plymouth area is a 24-turbine wind farm, due to be completed by January. Iberdrola Renewables is erecting the white towers along Tenney and Fletcher mountains just north of Newfound Lake. The towers are visible from Interstate 93 at Exit 26. Large telephone poles are also being built along Tenney Mountain Highway and Fairgrounds Road to support the new electric load that will travel from the area. The electricity will go to a power station near Livermore Falls in Campton and enter the New England grid. Iberdrola Renewables is a Spanish...
  • Pistol that Bonnie Parker kept taped to inside of her THIGH set to fetch $200,000 at auction...

    07/14/2012 4:05:09 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 42 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 13 July 2012 | AP story
    She kept a Colt .38-caliber revolver close, while he preferred a .45-caliber pistol from the same maker. But neither weapon was enough to save American outlaws and lovers Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow during a 1934 ambush by law enforcement officers. After the duo was dead, authorities recovered the revolver Bonnie had secured to an inner thigh with white medical tape. They also seized the handgun Clyde had tucked into his waistband. Nearly 80 years later, those guns and other items connected to the infamous gangsters will be going up for auction in New Hampshire on Sept. 30. An auction...
  • Former TSA worker sentenced for sexually assaulting girl (NH)

    07/12/2012 7:47:14 PM PDT · by AlmaKing · 9 replies
    NH Union Leader ^ | 7-11-12 | JAMES A. KIMBLE
    VALERIO BRENTWOOD — A Londonderry man who worked for the Transportation Security Administration was sentenced to 20 to 40 years in state prison after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting a young girl. Dwayne Valerio, 45, pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault on Friday, leaving it up to a judge to hand down a sentence. Assistant County Attorney Patricia Conway asked for consecutive 10 to 20 year prison terms on the two charges. A judge agreed to her recommendation after a hearing on Friday in Rockingham County Superior Court. Valerio was arrested March 25, 2011, after an...
  • NASCAR Sprint Cup - The Lenon Industrial Tools 301 at Loudon - Sun. 7/15/12 at Noon ET on TnT

    07/12/2012 4:44:36 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 59 replies
    NASCAR.com ^ | 7/12/12
    OH give me room lots of room so I can move around .. Don't fence me in uhhh .. furget that! This is Loudon. Pack the duct tape.. and the band-aids.
  • Independent Voter Surge Cuts Democrats’ Swing State Edge

    07/10/2012 10:15:28 PM PDT · by neverdem · 17 replies
    Bloomberg | Jul 9, 2012 | John McCormick
    Here's the link.
  • John Sununu Laughs at Andrea Mitchell Defending Obama's Use of Bogus Romney Outsourcing Claims

    07/10/2012 6:31:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 69 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | July 10, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    It really has been hysterical watching the Obama-loving media the past few weeks defend the President using bogus information reported by the Washington Post falsely accusing Mitt Romney of outsourcing jobs while at Bain Capital. This has become so comical that former New Hampshire Governor John Sununu (R) couldn't hold back the laughs as Andrea Mitchell did exactly that Tuesday on the MSNBC program bearing her name (video follows with transcript and commentary): John Sununu Laughs at Andrea Mitchell Defending Obama's Use of Bogus Romney Outsourcing Claims ANDREA MITCHELL, HOST: Isn't it a winning issue for the White House fundamentally,...
  • Must Watch: Romney Surrogate John Sununu Steamrolls MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell…

    07/10/2012 4:33:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 7/10/12 | zip
    bail money . Labor Unions Plan To Hold ‘Shadow Convention’ Outside DNC (9) Obama’s plan will cut taxes for the millionaires in the White House (2) NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants to build “micro” apartments (24) Rangel: GOP Wants To “Embarrass President Obama” (6) Wasserman Schultz: “It Would Be Nice If We Had A Candidate for President Who Was Committed To America” (9) Romney: Obama Offering “Extreme Liberal” Tax Plan (0) Site Meter Madame de Farge on Must Watch: Romney Surrogate John Sununu Steamrolls MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell… Papoose on Obama Regime Goes Nuclear On Israel For Report Declaring Its West...
  • Court says gun owner not negligent in N.H. shooting

    07/10/2012 3:19:01 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    AP ^ | 9 July, 2012 | DENISE LAVOIE
    BOSTON (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld a ruling dismissing a lawsuit filed by a Massachusetts woman whose son was killed during a botched robbery at a New Hampshire Army surplus store. The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found that the owner of the gun used in the July 2007 shooting at the Army Barracks store in Conway, N.H. was not negligent.
  • Carroll County NH High Sheriff Chris Conley Press Conference 7:2:12

    07/08/2012 10:09:51 PM PDT · by InMemoriam
    YouTube ^ | 7/2/2012 | Chris Conley
    Another sheriff steps up to the plate against the kleptocracy. Sheriff Conley is asking for volunteer help for his investigatory task force to prosecute MERS-related foreclosure fraud, so this is a chance for you to fight back as well.
  • SHOULD MITT ROMNEY BUY WHAT TOM RATH IS SELLING (Rath Gave us Souter)

    07/06/2012 5:58:01 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    Powerline ^ | July 5, 2012 | Paul Mirengoff
    The Washington Post reports that Mitt Romney plans to fortify his communications and messaging team by adding some veteran operatives. However, Romney apparently has no plans to change his inner circle. As longtime senior Romney senior aide Tom Rath put it: ..................................................... Rath was instrumental in David Souter’s elevation to the Supreme Court. ......................................................... But Rath’s own words show that he didn’t make a mistake. Instead, as demonstrated below, he promoted Souter for the Supreme Court knowing full well what kind of Justice his old friend would be.
  • NH Lake Town Hosts Romney Clan on Vacation

    07/03/2012 12:52:12 PM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 10 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | July 3, 2012 | staff
    WOLFEBORO, N.H. — It's a family tradition that spans a decade, as Mitt Romney's clan — all 30 of them — gathers at his New England lakeside compound for a week of home-cooked meals, sporting events and ice cream outings. Only this summer, things are a little different: The patriarch is the Republican candidate challenging President Barack Obama and there's a Secret Service detail in tow everywhere Romney goes. Nevertheless, the former Massachusetts governor is sticking to his routine. He attended Sunday church, let loose on Monday with a little jet skiing and on Monday night he was eating ice...
  • State Adopts Jury Nullification Jurors Can Question Law

    07/03/2012 7:09:44 AM PDT · by Twotone · 10 replies
    US Observer ^ | July 3, 2012 | Staff
    New Hampshire Governor John Lynch signed HB 146 on June 18, 2012 - which reads: "...a Right of Accused. In all criminal proceedings the court shall permit the defense to inform the jury of its right to judge the facts and the application of the law in relation to the facts in controversy. Short, simple and to the point. Nullification advocate Tim Lynch of the Cato Institute thinks it may not be a game changer, but it's a step in the right direction
  • BATTLE FOR THE WHITE HOUSE: RCP Electoral Map

    07/02/2012 6:29:03 AM PDT · by pistolpackinpapa · 36 replies
    RCP ELECTORAL MAP: 270 Electoral Votes Needed To Win Obama: 221 ........ Toss Ups: 136 ........ Romney: 181 SOLID Dem: 175 ........ Leaning Dem: 46 SOLID GOP: 181 ........ Leaning GOP: 50 LIKELY STATES OBAMA (175) California (55) Connecticut (7) Delaware (3) District of Columbia (3) Hawaii (4) Illinois (20) Maryland (10) Massachusetts (11) New Jersey (14) New York (29) Rhode Island (4) Vermont (3) Washington (12) ROMNEY (131) Alabama (9) Alaska (3) Arkansas (6) Idaho (4) Kansas (6) Kentucky (8) Louisiana (8) Mississippi (6) Nebraska (5) North Dakota (3) Oklahoma (7) South Dakota (3) Tennessee (11) Texas (38) Utah...
  • National spotlight finds NH woman fired for refusing to accept EBT card for cigarettes

    07/01/2012 10:49:03 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 46 replies
    Bangor Daily News ^ | June 28, 2012 | Unattributed
    A convenience store clerk who was fired recently for refusing to sell cigarettes to a customer trying to pay for them with state welfare benefits has been fired, but her story has gained traction in local and national media. According to press reports, Jackie Whiton was working at a C.N. Brown Big Apple convenience store recently when a man in his 20s attempted to purchase cigarettes using an electronic benefit transfer card, which is issued to families in New Hampshire and Maine who are on the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, or TANF program. Whiton, a six-year employee of the...
  • Jury Nullification Law Signed by New Hampshire Governor

    07/01/2012 6:43:15 PM PDT · by marktwain · 40 replies
    policemisconduct.net ^ | 27 June, 2012 | Tim Lynch
    With all the buzz and anticipation surrounding the final rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court the past week, there has been little attention to an interesting legal development in New Hampshire: On June 18, Governor John Lynch (no relation) signed HB 146 into law and it becomes effective on January 1, 2013. HB 146 concerns “the right of a jury to judge the application of the law in relationship to the facts in controversy.” It’s popularly known as “the jury nullification bill.” In this post, I will try to explain what impact this new law may have in the New...
  • Could New Hampshire decide the election?

    06/30/2012 4:46:27 PM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 71 replies
    New York Times ^ | 30 June 2012 | Election staff analysis
    The New York Times has updated their electoral map, moving Wisconsin and Pennsylvania into the toss-up category.Unlike the Huffington Post which shows Obama has 254 electoral votes locked down, the Times shows him with just 185 plus 32 leaning for a total of 217. He needs 53 among the toss-up states to put him over 270, still less than Romney, who needs 64 with solid states and leaners included.I've therefore listed the 9 states and electoral votes of each in the toss-up category in order of likelihood to vote GOP: Virginia - 13 Florida - 29 Ohio - 18 New...
  • N.H. Legislature Overrides Governor, Approves Voter ID Law

    06/28/2012 1:28:06 PM PDT · by sunmars · 13 replies
    In yet another vote bucking the state's executive office, New Hampshire's Republican controlled-legislature overrode Democrat Gov. John Lynch’s veto of a voter ID bill on Wednesday. New Hampshire is now the latest on a growing list of states to require that voters present photo ID when voting. In New Hampshire, different forms of identification are accepted, or residents have the option of signing an affidavit. The list will be shortened in 2013, and student ID cards and documents more than 5 years old will no longer be accepted. Lynch was opposed to the restrictions. The votes weren't even close, with...
  • Clerk loses job over stand (Must accept EBT for cigarettes)

    06/27/2012 3:09:50 PM PDT · by magellan · 31 replies
    New Hampshire Sentinel Source ^ | June 27, 2012 | Garrett Brnger
    PETERBOROUGH — Jackie R. Whiton of Antrim had been a six-year employee at the Big Apple convenience store in Peterborough until a single transaction sent her job up in smoke. The store clerk was fired after she refused to take a customer's Electronic Balance Transfer card to pay for cigarettes. Whiton said a young man came in to the store to buy two packs or cigarettes on May 29. When she asked him for his ID, he handed her his EBT card. EBT cards are used for both food and cash assistance programs. There are two types of cards: one...
  • Clerk says she was fired over EBT cards

    06/27/2012 2:56:07 PM PDT · by matt04 · 5 replies
    Jackie Whiton, a six-year employee of the Big Apple, said she was fired after a dispute with her boss over accepting EBT cards as payment for cigarettes. I gave two weeks' notice and tried to bow out gracefully," said Whiton, of Antrim. "But the next day, I was fired." Whiton said she declined to accept an EBT card as payment for a package of cigarettes. The Electronic Benefit Transfer cards are used by state benefits departments to issue cash to recipients, and they can be used like debit cards. Whiton said her boss told her she can't refuse to sell...
  • Obama Plugs Birth Control and Planned Parenthood in Speech at High School

    06/26/2012 12:53:14 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 20 replies
    CNS ^ | June 26, 2012 | Fred Lucas
    Listing the reasons why Americans should vote for him, President Barack Obama told an audience at a high school in New Hampshire on Monday that failure to subsidize abortions and contraception is the same as “restricting access” to those services. “In this election, on every single challenge that we face, you’ve got the final say,” Obama told the crowd at Oyster River High School in Durham, N.H. “You can decide that instead of restricting access to birth control or defunding Planned Parenthood, we should make sure that in this country, women control their own health care choices. That’s up to...