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  • PPP polls: Romney ahead in NH, IA

    10/19/2012 10:33:30 AM PDT · by cdchik123 · 44 replies
    -Mitt Romney leads our new New Hampshire poll 49-48. Obama had led by 6-8 pts in our polling before the first debate -Romney has a 52/45 advantage over Obama in New Hampshire on the economy -NH voters think Obama won debate by 8 pts, still support Romney by 1. Democrats need to accept debate this week was not a big game changer -Romney leads Obama 49-48 in Iowa as well, although Obama does have a 66/32 early vote lead there -Iowa voters think Obama won this week's debate 45/36, similar to New Hampshire, but not having a big impact on...
  • PPP (D) Poll of NH: R 49%, 0 48%

    10/19/2012 9:38:39 AM PDT · by Arthurio · 9 replies
    Mitt Romney leads our new New Hampshire poll 49-48. Obama had led by 6-8 pts in our polling before the first debate
  • Rasmussen: New Hampshire Governor: Lamontagne (R) 48%, Hassan (D) 46%

    10/19/2012 9:04:58 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 6 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 10/19/2012 | Scott Rasmussen
    The race to be New Hampshire’s next governor remains tight. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely New Hampshire voters finds Republican Ovide Lamontagne with 48% of the vote to Democrat Maggie Hassan’s 46%. Five percent (5%) are undecided at this point. (To see survey question wording, click here.) The numbers were reversed last week when Hassan held 48% of the vote to Lamontagne’s 46%, highlighting the closeness of the race. In late September, Lamontagne had a 48% to 44% advantage over Hassan. Ninety-seven percent (97%) of voters in the Granite State are certain they will vote this November....
  • Obama Accuses Romney of Trying to Sell Voters a ‘Sketchy Deal’ to Help the Wealthy

    10/19/2012 3:21:25 AM PDT · by Son House · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10-18-2012 | David Nakamura
    <p>“You’ve heard of the New Deal, the square deal, the fair deal. Mitt Romney’s trying to sell you a sketchy deal. You don’t need a sketchy deal,” Obama said. “The last time this sketchy deal was tried was when the previous administration made the same sales pitch.”</p>
  • For Obama and Romney, Small New Hampshire Could Have A Big Impact

    10/18/2012 10:24:24 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 18, 2012 | Dan Balz
    For Obama and Romney, Small New Hampshire Could Have A Big Impact By Dan Balz October 18 MANCHESTER, N.H. — New Hampshire is the smallest of the battleground states, with just four electoral votes, and for much of the fall it has seemed an afterthought to the candidates as they’ve campaigned across more prominent contested states. That changed Thursday with the arrival of President Obama at a downtown rally on a brilliant fall day. His appearance, and the later kickoff of a 24-hour campaign swing through the state by his surrogates, underscored the state’s potential significance in the competition for...
  • Olympic skater Scott Hamilton stumps for Romney

    10/18/2012 1:08:22 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    seacoastonline.com ^ | October 18, 2012 | Robyn Keriazes
    EXETER — Some came for the politics, some came for the skating and others came just to see what the commotion was about. Olympic gold medalist figure skater Scott Hamilton spoke at the Rinks at Exeter on Wednesday afternoon as his last stop on a New Hampshire tour endorsing Mitt Romney for president. "It's difficult because as a figure skater you want everybody to like you, and when you stand up here only half of (the) people like you," said Hamilton, "but I feel very strongly about this."
  • ARG Poll: NH Governor: Lamontagne 46% Hassan 40%

    10/18/2012 12:20:13 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 11 replies
    ARG ^ | 10/18/2012 | Staff
    Question wording and response: If the election for Governor of New Hampshire were being held today between John Babiarz, the Libertarian, Maggie Hassan, the Democrat, and Ovide Lamontagne, the Republican, for whom would you vote - Babiarz, Hassan, or Lamontagne? (names rotated)
  • Obama’s New Firewall: Ohio, Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada(goodbye N Carolina, Va, Florida)

    10/17/2012 5:46:51 PM PDT · by drewh · 58 replies
    National Review ^ | October 17, 2012 5:05 P.M | By Jim Geraghty
    Long Island was the electoral map has narrowed and Obama’s team, while conceding nothing publicly, is circling the wagons around Ohio, Iowa, New Hampshire, and Nevada. Plouffe said that Obama remains strong in all four states, but he would not discuss the specifics of internal polling or voter-contact analytics, saying only that Obama has “significant leads” in all four places. It is uncharacteristic of Team Obama to concede any terrain, but Plouffe offered no such assurances about Obama’s position in North Carolina, Virginia, or Florida. Romney advisers have seen big gains in all three states and now consider wins likely,...
  • Rasmussen New Hampshire (0bama 50 ; Romney 49) (MoE 4.5%)

    10/17/2012 7:19:37 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 18 replies
    Rasmussen New Hampshire (0bama 50 ; Romney 49) (MoE 4.5%)
  • At 47% apiece, Obama, Romney tied in NH in latest poll

    10/16/2012 11:28:23 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    Nashua Telegraph ^ | October 16, 2012 | By KEVIN LANDRIGAN
    CONCORD – A new, independent poll has President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney tied in New Hampshire, each with 47 percent support, as the two candidates prepare for their second of three debates Tuesday night. The Oct. 12-15 poll of 500 likely voters from Suffolk University was carried out after Romney’s strong performance in the first debate. Pollster David Paleologos said a troubling sign for the President is his job approval rating remains at 47 percent three weeks before the Nov. 6 election.
  • Poll: Obama, Romney tied in New Hampshire

    10/15/2012 9:24:10 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 12 replies
    (CNN) – A poll released Monday indicates Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama are tied in the battleground state of New Hampshire. Likely voters in the Granite State are split 47% to 47%, according to a Suffolk University/7News survey. Two percent of voters support Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson, while 4% are undecided. -snip- With the race so close, New Hampshire is one state where support for Johnson, the Libertarian candidate, could prove decisive in the final results. David Paleologos, director of the Suffolk University Political Research Center in Boston, said Obama will likely benefit more than Romney from Johnson voters....
  • New Hampshire Public Radio Edits Debate Tape to Favor the Democrat

    10/15/2012 6:59:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/15/2012 | Mike Johnson
    New Hampshire Public Radio (NHPR) conducted a gubernatorial debate on 19 September 2012. One of the questions had to do with the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), an effort to limit greenhouse gases by auctioning CO2 allowances (sounds like cap and trade to me). Republican Ovide Lamontagne favors repeal of RGGI, while Democrat Maggie Hassan favors keeping it. Watch and listen to their answers at about 32 minutes into the debate. They are in a lightning round, with a ten-second limit to answers. Ms. Hassan's answer, from the previously linked video, follows: ***** "I was proud to be a sponsor...
  • Eagle Scout Project Takes on Restoration of the Historic Wilson Hill Pistol Club

    10/14/2012 8:43:36 PM PDT · by Revtwo · 7 replies
    Website ^ | 10/14/2012 | Ammoland
    Nathanael “Teddy” Nappen, Troop 75 Bow, Daniel Webster Council, has completed his Eagle Scout Service Project, which was to help restore the historic Wilson Hill Pistol Club located at 1732 Lake Shore Road in Manchester. This indoor shooting club provides firearm safety training and marksmanship skills to the public and is a non-profit organization. Scouts can also earn their rifle merit badge at this club. The building was built in 1948, and the exterior was in disrepair. Teddy was assisted in the restoration project by 24 volunteers, of whom the majority were scouts and scout parents from Troop 75.
  • Poll: Romney Cuts Into Obama’s Lead In New Hampshire

    10/10/2012 6:28:04 AM PDT · by LibFreeUSA · 24 replies
    TPM LIVEWIRE ^ | Tuesday October 9, 2012 | Tom Kludt
    Mitt Romney now trails by only 6 points in New Hampshire, according to a new poll released Tuesday evening. The latest WMUR Granite State poll, conducted by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center, shows President Barack Obama leading Romney among likely voters, 47 percent to 41 percent. Obama held a 15-point lead in last week's Granite State poll, which was conducted Sept. 27-30. The latest poll was conducted Sept. 30-Oct. 6, with 57 percent of the responses coming before the Oct. 3 presidential debate in Denver. As has been the case with other post-debate polling shifts, Obama has seen...
  • Swing State Report: Race tightens in Ohio as Romney gains (Gary Johnson 10.6% Support in Ohio?)

    10/09/2012 6:56:14 AM PDT · by xzins · 22 replies
    Human Events ^ | 10/8/2012 | Watchdog.org
    OHIOReference to coal helps Romney pull even in Buckeye StateMitt Romney’s performance in the first presidential debate has gotten him back into the race in Ohio, in part because he raised an issue that resonates here.“By the way, I like coal. I’m going to make sure we can continue to burn clean coal,” he said during the debate. “People in the coal industry feel like it’s getting crushed by your policies.”According to the Ohio Coal Association, almost half of the state’s 26 coal plants are due to close by 2015, thanks to Environmental Protection Agency regulations.Since the debate, Romney has...
  • Sununu says N.H. poll with Obama up 15 is 'piece of garbage'

    10/02/2012 7:49:26 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 18 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 2, 2012 | David Sherfinski
    Former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu, a co-chairman of Mitt Romney's presidential campaign, on Tuesday dismissed a new poll showing President Obama up by 15 points in the Granite State as "a piece of garbage" and predicted Mr. Romney ultimately would win the state by 2 to 3 points. "Let me just test your political wisdom," Mr. Sununu said to host Chuck Todd on MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown." "Do you think it's possible for that to be right? No, you know it's a piece of garbage." "I believe it's head-to-head in New Hampshire," Mr. Sununu continue, "and I've seen enough...
  • *NEW ROMNEY AD* "Actually Happened” (Being played in CO,NV,NH,IA,NC,VA, AND OIHO)

    10/02/2012 5:29:38 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 44 replies
    "Actually Happened”
  • NH Poll: Obama opens up 15 point lead

    10/01/2012 5:59:41 PM PDT · by Joe27 · 200 replies
    Reported on RealClearPolitics ^ | October 1st | University of New Hampshire
    "President Barack Obama has opened a lead over Mitt Romney in New Hampshire. Independent voters who had been supporting Romney have swung to Obama in recent weeks." ....... "With one month remaining before the November 6 election, Barack Obama has opened up a statistically significant lead over Mitt Romney in the battleground state of New Hampshire. In the most recent Granite State Poll, 52% of likely New Hampshire voters plan to vote for Obama, 37% say they will support Romney, 3% prefer some other candidate, and 9% say they are undecided."
  • 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
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  • 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...