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  • A Dude Named Weed Is Trying to Raise the Beer Tax in New Hampshire (Demoncrat)

    01/18/2013 2:11:53 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | JAN 18 2013 | David A Graham
    And other lessons on how morality can affect policy, from New England to the Bible Belt Some people like to smoke marijuana. Some people like to drink beer. And some people like to do both. The amount that they do each depends on incentives -- for example, easy accessibility or higher prices of one of them -- but it's fair to say that for many people weed and beer are what economists would call substitute goods: if your consumption of one goes up, the other will go down, a phenomenon scientists have quantified in various contexts. Enter into this tension...
  • New Hampshire State Rep. Cynthia Chase Opposes a Free Society

    01/04/2013 2:37:07 AM PST · by lowbridge · 21 replies
    http://thefreeeconomy.com ^ | december 28, 2012 | jeff
    New Hampshire State Representative Cynthia Chase believes that the principles of liberty, sound money, and free markets are a threat to her state and society as a whole. Her rather unflattering viewpoints on libertarian principles stems from the growing movement known as the Free State Project. Here is her opinion on the Free State Project and freedom as a whole: “In the opinion of this Democrat, Free Staters are the single biggest threat the state is facing today. There is, legally, nothing we can do to prevent them from moving here to take over the state, which is their openly...
  • NH Statehouse gun ban gaining support

    12/26/2012 10:24:42 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 6 replies
    eagletribune.com ^ | December 26, 2012 | Doug Ireland
    Some New Hampshire lawmakers see it as much-needed change following a deadly attack on a Connecticut school, while others view it as an assault on citizen rights. But one thing is clear — there are sure to be many strong words fired back and forth when legislators gather in January to consider reinstatement of a weapons ban at the Statehouse. The move comes only two years after Republicans successfully repealed a previous restriction. The House of Representatives will meet Jan. 2 to consider the ban, recommended in a 6-4 vote along party lines Thursday by the House Rules Committee. Democrats...
  • JD, New Hampshire on Bailout of Covered Jurisdictions Under the Voting Rights Act

    12/21/2012 8:56:43 PM PST · by Rabin · 2 replies
    DoJ ^ | Friday, December 21, 2012 | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    In the department’s view, these covered towns and townships have met the requirements necessary for bailout.
  • Rhode Island professor Erik Loomis deletes his Twitter account; Update: What is he hiding?

    12/18/2012 12:54:03 PM PST · by george76 · 64 replies
    Twitchy ^ | December 18, 2012
    What do you do when you are an assistant professor at a public university and you’ve been caught red-handed retweeting a tweet advocating murder? If you’re University of Rhode Island professor Erik Loomis, you delete your entire Twitter account ... We’re glad he won’t be advocating violence on Twitter any longer. Hopefully, he will use the freed-up time to seek help from a mental health professional. * * * Update: What exactly is Loomis hiding? Before he deleted his Twitter account, we managed to make note of a few of his angrier tweets
  • Lawyers agree that residents have rights on lethal force(NH)

    12/10/2012 5:43:21 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Union Leader ^ | 9 December, 2012 | Staff
    At a community meeting in Bedford Thursday, a resident asked the police chief under what circumstances a resident could use lethal force against a burglar. "Say you're asleep, you hear a noise, glass breaks, you hear somebody in there, you know they don't belong," said the resident, who didn't provide his name. "Are you expected to ascertain whether they're armed if you have the ability to take them out legally?" Joking that he's not a lawyer but has been accused of being one, Chief John Bryfonski sidestepped the question, saying it's inappropriate for him to provide a legal opinion. "The...
  • New Hampshire Teachers Call Flip-Flop, Tank Top Ban ‘Condescending’

    12/02/2012 7:39:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 2, 2012 | Kyle Olson
    Just how far has the culture in government schools devolved? School district efforts to professionalize staff is now considered an affront to teachers. At least that’s the attitude emanating from teachers in the Hampton, New Hampshire SAU 90 school district. The school board is considering an update to its dress-code policy for teachers, and, according to Seacoastonline.com, “several teachers are insulted such a policy exists, telling them blue jeans, sneakers, flip-flops and tank tops are off limits.” Superintendent Kathleen Murphy said staff members feel the proposed policy is “derogatory and condescending.” It’s derogatory to ask professionals to dress a little...
  • Student Loan Debt Hits Another New Record: Study

    11/28/2012 1:32:16 PM PST · by george76 · 7 replies
    CNBC ^ | 18 Oct 2012 | Scott Cohn
    As costs of college soars (with thanks to absurd union salaries and benefits, as well as absurd administrator salaries and benefits), those attending college have increasing trouble paying back loans. ... a stunning 37.8 percent of recent graduates are working in jobs that do not require a college degree. The study said that means wages are depressed, making the situation for graduates even more difficult.
  • NH's first openly transgender lawmaker won't take office

    11/28/2012 6:47:35 AM PST · by Past Your Eyes · 95 replies
    Union Leader ^ | November 28, 2012 | Simon Rios
    NASHUA — Following a storm of controversy in light of her criminal background, the first openly transgendered person elected to the New Hampshire House will resign her post. “I didn't want to have to do this,” Rep.-elect Stacie Marie Laughton, D-Nashua, said. “There's been a lot of people that have said, 'Stay strong, keep your head up, stay in it.'” “I'm super disappointed because I was looking forward to this more than anything. It's my lifelong dream to serve my community, and what better place to do it than the city that I was born and raised in.”
  • Newly elected Nashua representative Laughton a convicted felon

    11/26/2012 6:27:36 AM PST · by massmike · 21 replies
    nashuatelegraph.com ^ | 11/26/2012 | DANIELLE CURTIS
    Newly elected state representative Stacie Laughton, a Gate City Democrat, has been getting national attention since her win earlier this month, which made her the first openly transgender elected official in the state. But this weekend, that attention turned negative after a story in the Laconia Daily Sun revealed that Laughton served four months in jail in 2008 on felony charges of conspiracy to commit credit card fraud. According to information from the Laconia Daily Sun, Laughton was no stranger to Laconia police. In addition to the conspiracy to commit fraud charges, Laughton was charged with slashing the tires of...
  • Stopping veteran Dem retirements is top priority for Reid, Schumer

    11/25/2012 4:19:59 AM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/25/12 | Alexander Bolton
    Stopping veteran Dem retirements is top priority for Reid, SchumerBy Alexander Bolton - 11/25/12 06:00 AM ET One of the highest immediate political priorities for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Senate Democratic political guru Charles Schumer (N.Y.) is to persuade veteran colleagues not to retire in 2014. Democratic sources identify four senators as most likely to retire: Sens. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.), Tim Johnson (D-S.D.), Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) and Tom Harkin (D-Iowa). Another possible veteran retirement is Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-Mich.), who has yet to announce his decision. But Democratic aides expect him to run...
  • N.H. lawyer held on sexual exploitation, porn charges

    11/21/2012 6:22:53 AM PST · by massmike · 13 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | 11/21/2012 | O’Ryan Johnson and Matt Stout
    A Granite State lawyer is now in federal custody after authorities say she brought an underage girl to Canada and forced her to perform sexual acts in front of a camera. Lisa Biron, 43, of Manchester has been ordered held pending her January trial on federal sexual exploitation and child porn charges. Biron — arrested last week on those charges — was already facing seven counts of possession of child abuse images in Manchester District Court, where a criminal complaint alleges she had five videotapes and two photographs of an underage female engaged in sexual conduct with an unknown male.
  • Former US Sen. Warren Rudman dies at 82

    11/20/2012 10:38:19 AM PST · by EveningStar · 22 replies
    Former Sen. Warren B. Rudman, who co-authored a ground-breaking budget balancing law, championed ethics and led a commission that predicted the danger of homeland terrorist attacks before 9/11, has died. He was 82.
  • Rising number of states seeing one-party rule

    11/10/2012 9:33:32 PM PST · by george76 · 45 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 10, 2012 | Keely Brazil
    In a little-noticed footnote to last week’s election, state legislature elections this year have produced the highest number of states with one-party rule in 60 years. Democrats or Republicans now have sole control of the governorship and both legislative chambers in 37 state capitals around the country. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), which tracks party representation in the country’s 50 state governments, Democrats now control all three bases of power – the governorship and both houses of the state legislature – in 14 states and Republicans in 23, with only 12 states sharing power. (Nebraska’s unicameral...
  • CNN: New Hampshire Called For Obama

    11/06/2012 7:10:28 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/6/2012
    Title says it all....
  • Drudge has exit polls with O leading OH, PA, MI, NH MI

    11/06/2012 2:49:44 PM PST · by shoedog · 215 replies
    Drudge Media polls | 11/6/2012 | self
    Here we go usual exit poll data good for D, what is the truth? Doesn't make sense with the exit polling data on economy and right track wrong track
  • Data the Romney Campaign is Looking At

    11/06/2012 2:47:03 PM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 36 replies
    NRO ^ | 11/6/12 | Rich Lowry
    This is what the Romney folks say is encouraging them. Passed along for what it’s worth: CO: Adams County (lean D county) – strong R turnout based on morning data – on track to win since first time in 1984. AB/EV margins will be hard for them to overcome today. Right now – it’s a virtual tie. Arapahoe (Swing County) – 4860 D, 5271 R – Election Day so far Over 83% of the vote was AB/EV – Dem: 75653 Rep: 75812 Jefferson County (Swing) – 78738 D, 85378 R for AB/EV Waiting on election day Teller County (Hard GOP)...
  • New Hampshire -- Post Your Morning Voting Observations Here!!

    11/06/2012 6:19:42 AM PST · by CWW · 24 replies
    Vanity Press | 11-06-2012 | cww
    Post your New Hampshire morning voting observations here. We're particualrly interested in Freeper observations in predominantly democrat districts.
  • Final Romney Rally Rocks New Hampshire: 10K Overflow Crowd at 11PM

    11/06/2012 2:45:13 AM PST · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Big Government ^ | 11/6/12 | Tony Lee
    Mitt Romney closed his campaign in the state where it began -- New Hampshire -- in front of a raucous, energetic, and enthusiastic crowd of over 10,000 at the Verizon Center. Thousands more people were outside of the arena, unable to get into the event.  “This is a special moment for Ann and for me because this is where our campaign began," Romney said, noting that his victory in New Hampshire's primary put him "on the path to win the Republican nomination." Rock Star Kid Rock performed at the event, which Romney used to contrast his hopeful message for America with...
  • Obama, Romney Tie in Dixville Notch

    11/06/2012 2:15:57 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 23 replies
    ABC OTUS News ^ | Nov 6 2012 | Z. Byron Wolf
    The first votes are in! Ten of them, anyway. And it's an Obama, Romney tie. The small hamlet of Dixville Notch in New Hampshire distinguishes itself every primary and general election by voting right at midnight.
  • Dixville Notch live thread (It's a tie!)

    11/05/2012 8:57:41 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 214 replies
    FreeRepublic.com ^ | Nov. 6 2012
    The town's ~25-odd registered voters all gather to cast their ballots at midnight, and the polls are closed one minute later. Then the votes are counted.
  • Obama, Romney Tie in Dixville Notch, NH

    11/05/2012 11:07:31 PM PST · by AZLiberty · 31 replies
    WGME TV ^ | November 6, 2012 | N/A
    In a sign that the 2012 presidential election is likely to be a close race, President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney each received 5 votes in the town of Dixville Notch, NH. The votes are the first official votes tallied in the 2012 Presidential race. In 2008, President Obama defeated GOP nominee John McCain 16-5 in Dixville Notch, en route to a convincing electoral win.
  • LIVE: Romney Rally in Manchester, NH (HUGE CROWD)

    11/05/2012 8:15:47 PM PST · by GOPinCa · 141 replies
    HUGE enthusiastic crowd at the Verizon Wireless Arena. Amazing!
  • Bellwethers in Ohio and N.H. point to Romney win

    11/05/2012 5:47:21 PM PST · by BCrago66 · 16 replies
    HotAir ^ | 11/5/12 | Mary Katharine Ham
    A fun bit of polling from Suffolk of towns and counties that usually get their presidential picks right, and get them near the right percentage:
  • Internal polls: Romney up one in OH, two in IA, three in NH, tied in PA and WI

    11/05/2012 3:42:50 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/05/2012 | AllahPundit
    The skeptical view of leaking these is that it smacks of what desperate campaigns do when they know they're losing. Remember Tom Barrett? He wanted the world to believe, contra nearly all of the independent polling, that he and Scott Walker were dead even two weeks out from the recall election this summer. That made perfect sense in his case: He was behind, everyone knew it, and he needed a morale booster to keep his base from giving up. How is that analogous to Romney's situation? Is there any Republican anywhere who's given up and thinks O's slight lead in...
  • New Hampshire Poll: Romney 47%, 0bama 47%

    11/03/2012 5:27:24 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 22 replies
    These findings are based on the latest WMUR Granite State Poll ∗ conducted by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center. Five hundred and two (502) randomly selected New Hampshire likely voters were interviewed by landline and cellular telephone between October 31 and November 2, 2012. The margin of sampling error for the survey is +/- 4.4 percent. In the following charts and tables, percentages may not sum to 100% due to rounding. 2012 Presidential Election Mitt Romney has closed the gap with Barack Obama in the Granite State, and the two are now locked in a dead heat. In...
  • America's premiere political guru predicts Romney to win comfortably

    11/03/2012 7:53:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/03/2012 | Rick Moran
    No one doubts Michael Barone's credentials; the guy has established himself as the pre-eminent political nuts and bolts expert in the country. If you watch Barone on election night, you will realize he knows the politics of America down to the key individual counties in each state. His encyclopedic mind recognizes when a state's vote is trending toward one candidate or another early on, and while he is carefully not to predict a winner, he leaves the viewer with little doubt as to who is in trouble and who isn't. But it makes me wonder when he reels off a...
  • Big win for carry licensing — misdemeanor pot conviction no basis to deny (NH)

    11/02/2012 8:27:17 PM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    pgnh.org ^ | 30 October, 2012 | PGNH
    Pro-Gun New Hampshire General Counsel, attorney Evan Nappen, has won a significant court case involving concealed carry licensing in New Hampshire. His client was denied a NH non-resident carry license solely due to a 34 year old misdemeanor marijuana conviction received when he was 18 years old. The State was stubbornly enforcing their administrative rule (which, by the way, has no basis in law) that makes any misdemeanor conviction for drugs an automatic denial. In the article published a week ago on this website, attorney Nappen announced a public hearing on changing the NH Department of Safety’s rules for denial...
  • Polls: Obama Ahead in 3 Key States [WI and NH Romney "Within Striking Distance"]

    10/31/2012 10:21:06 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 37 replies
    Wall St. J ^ | October 31, 2012 | NEIL KING JR.
    Polls: Obama Ahead in 3 Key States Romney Moves Within Striking Distance in New Hampshire, Wisconsin, but Iowa Looks Out of Reach BY NEIL KING JR. President Barack Obama holds narrow leads over Mitt Romney in the battleground states of Wisconsin, New Hampshire and Iowa as the candidates enter the campaign's final days, new polling shows. In Wisconsin and New Hampshire, Mr. Romney remains well within striking distance, despite signs that opinions are hardening and the pool of undecided voters remains small, according to new Wall Street Journal/NBC News/Marist Poll surveys. Mr. Obama holds a 49%-46% lead in Wisconsin among...
  • Four years after backing Obama, The Telegraph endorses Mitt Romney for president

    10/31/2012 8:02:45 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 4 replies
    Nashua Telegraph ^ | October 30, 2012 | ERIN PLACE
    Tuesday, October 30, 2012 Four years after backing Obama, The Telegraph endorses Mitt Romney for president By ERIN PLACE Staff Writer HUDSON – Four years after endorsing then-Sen. Barack Obama for president, The Telegraph of Nashua has backed the president’s Republican opponent former Gov. Mitt Romney. The newspaper’s editorial board said it did not come to this decision lightly. In Wednesday’s editorial on the endorsement of the former Massachusetts governor, it is revealed there were “several hours of spirited debate” regarding the endorsement. In January, The Telegraph endorsed Romney as the GOP candidate.
  • Mitt Romney for president

    10/30/2012 3:44:33 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 10 replies
    Four years ago, with little hesitation, we endorsed then-Sen. Barack Obama to become the 44th president of the United States, saying it was a time for “new leadership, a new approach to governing, a new way of conducting the people’s business.” So the basic question facing The Telegraph editorial board when it met last week came down to this: Did the former Illinois senator do enough to live up to those admittedly high expectations to warrant a second term? After several hours of spirited debate, not unlike conversations taking place in kitchens and living rooms across America, we reached a...
  • Obama visits Teamsters in New Hampshire

    10/27/2012 2:40:25 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 9 replies
    NASHUA, N.H. – President Obama arrived in this northeastern swing state for the second time in nine days and quickly made a pit stop at a Teamsters office in Manchester. A group of about 60 members greeted the president with loud cheers and chants of “fired up, ready to go!” Obama addressed the group briefly, telling them the state will be “very important” on Election Day on Nov. 6. “We don’t know how this thing is going to play out,” Obama said. “These four electoral votes right here could make the difference.”
  • Mr. President, who let them die?

    10/27/2012 9:51:28 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 64 replies
    (Note: With the President due to campaign in Nashua today, his answer to our Editorial Page Director Andrew Cline's question, if he has one, would no doubt be of great interest to New Hampshire voters.) Every time President Obama is asked why the U.S. embassy in Libya was denied its multiple requests for extra security at the Benghazi consulate before Sept. 11, he changes the subject. No wonder, as yesterday it was reported that not only were previous requests for extra security denied, but three additional requests on the night of the attack also were denied.
  • NH Sen. Ayotte cancels event with IN's Mourdock (RINO helps turn Mourdock quote into a larger story)

    10/24/2012 11:35:52 AM PDT · by Windy City Conservative · 30 replies
    New Hampshire Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte has cancelled her plan to campaign with Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock, who said that when a woman becomes pregnant during a rape, "that's something God intended." Mourdock said on Wednesday said he abhors rape and meant only that God creates life. But Ayotte's spokesman, Jeff Grappone, said that the senator disagrees with Mourdock's comments, which do not represent her views. Ayotte was scheduled to campaign with Mourdock on Wednesday, but canceled her trip and is in New Hampshire instead.
  • Rassmussen New Hampshire - Romney 50 Obama 48

    10/24/2012 8:35:44 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 27 replies
    The presidential race in New Hampshire remains neck-and-neck, with Mitt Romney stretching to a two-point lead. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely New Hampshire Voters, taken the night after the final presidential debate, finds Romney earning 50% support, while President Obama has 48% of the vote. One percent (1%) likes some other candidate, and another one percent (1%) is undecided. This New Hampshire survey of 500 Likely Voters was conducted on October 23, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4.5 percentage points.
  • Obama's Debates: Where Was The Beef?

    10/24/2012 5:04:10 AM PDT · by NewHampshireDuo · 7 replies
    Obama's debates: Where was the beef? EDITORIAL The presidential debates are over and they might well have changed America’s opinion of Barack Obama. What America saw in its President was not a statesman who confidently deflected his challenger’s criticisms with the shield of truth, but a politician who dodged, prevaricated, misled and slung mud — all behaviors this President once said he stood firmly against. In the first debate, Obama was nearly absent save for the plodding, desperate misrepresentations on which he relied. In the second debate, Obama tried sophomorically to enlist Big Bird to do his fighting for him....
  • First on CNN: Romney super PAC buys TV time in ... Maine

    10/23/2012 7:59:23 PM PDT · by Qbert · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/23/2012 | Peter Hamby
    Boca Raton, Florida (CNN) - Restore Our Future, the Super PAC supporting Mitt Romney, has reserved television airtime in Maine beginning later this week, according to a Republican source tracking media buys. The group plans to air $300,000 worth of ads in the Bangor, Presque Isle and Portland-Auburn markets, the latter of which also covers parts of New Hampshire, from Oct. 25 through Oct. 29. The move suggests Romney allies see Maine's 2nd Congressional District, which encompasses the state's northern reaches, as fertile ground for the Republican. Maine allocates its electoral votes by congressional district, and winning a single vote...
  • 2012: The battle for 7 states (The Magnificent Seven)

    10/23/2012 11:25:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/23/2012 | Jonathan Martin
    BOCA RATON, Fla. — The two presidential campaigns are sounding sharply different notes about how they can get to 270 electoral votes, but beneath the post-debate bravado from both sides there is a rough consensus about the shape of the race in its final two weeks. Top strategists for both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney flooded the media center following the third and final presidential debate here Monday night, and made clear they will be primarily fighting over seven states and will spend most of their time and money in them between now and Nov. 6. The main battlegrounds: Ohio,...
  • American Research Group, Inc.-New Hampshire R-49 O-47

    10/23/2012 8:28:12 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 10 replies
    Interview dates: October 19-22, 2012 Sample size: 600 likely voters Margin of error: ± 4 percentage points, 95% of the time Question wording and responses: If the general election were being held today between Barack Obama for president and Joe Biden for vice president, the Democrats, and Mitt Romney for president and Paul Ryan for vice president, the Republicans, for whom would you vote - Obama and Biden or Romney and Ryan (names rotated), or someone else?
  • There is a ‘war on coal’ (Ohio Democrat Sen. Sherrod Brown)

    10/21/2012 1:57:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Neil W. McCabe ^ | 10/19/2012
    Seen here first, this ad, produced by the advocacy group Checks and Balances for Economic Growth, was funded with what a spokesperson called “a significant statewide buy in Ohio.” The ad calls out incumbent Ohio Democrat Sen. Sherrod Brown for his claim that there was no “War on Coal.” Brown made this statement during an Oct. 15 debate with his GOP challenger Ohio State Treasurer Josh Mandel.
  • Obama Ad You Won't See on TV

    10/21/2012 1:23:31 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 20, 2012
    "It begins with us."
  • Why Mitt? Reality Over Fantasy [New Hampshire Union Leader Editorial Sums It All Up]

    10/21/2012 12:47:18 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 20 replies
    Union Leader ^ | October 21, 2012
    October 21. 2012 Why Mitt? Reality Over Fantasy EDITORIAL The undecided New Hampshire voter has just two weeks to answer this question: Why switch from Barack Obama to Mitt Romney? By now the question is easy to answer if one has been listening to the candidates. Barack Obama was in Manchester on Thursday. When he came to Veterans Park in 2008, he sold “hope and change.” He was uplifting, inspiring. Last week, that was gone. In its place was the negativity, the deception, the nastiness that Obama once said he wanted to remove from politics. Obama offered New Hampshire nothing...
  • Mitt Romney pushes into battle ground states of PA and NH weeks before presidential election

    10/20/2012 1:34:49 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 70 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Saturday, October 20, 2012, 3:28 PM | Jonathan Lemire
    Anxious to find the right combination of states to win the Electoral College, Mitt Romney’s campaign pushed Saturday into battlegrounds it had largely avoided. The Republicans forged into the swing states of Pennsylvania and New Hampshire, which the GOP had previously appeared resigned to ceding to President Obama. Paul Ryan, Romney’s running mate, ripped Obama’s energy policy to a crowd at the Pittsburgh International Airport. "Gas prices are more than double what they were four years ago - who knows what they're going to be if he got four more years," Ryan said. "Not only are these policies wrong, they...cost...
  • Romney Momentum in Swing States

    10/20/2012 5:30:57 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 20 replies
    Townhall ^ | Oct 19, 2012 | Guy Benson
    October 20, 2012 Romney Momentum in Swing States By Guy Benson 10/19/2012   Nationally, Gallup held fairly steady today, with Romney leading by six among likely voters; Rasmussen has it tied, with data suggesting a small Romney bump is probably on the way.  A new Gravis nationwide poll has Romney leading 46-44, despite a D+8 sample.  The GOP nominee leads independents by eight points in that survey.  PPP's DailyKos/SEIU tracker has Obama up one, thanks to strong youth support.  (Romney leads every other age group, and young voters are the least likely cohort to vote this year). But what about...
  • 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."