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  • IRS Targeting Pushed By Democrats Aided Obama Campaign

    05/15/2013 4:11:00 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 22 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | May 15, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Scandal: Senate Democrats, including supporters of the Disclose Act, provided the names of groups they wanted targeted in a taxpayer-funded witch hunt overseen by an IRS employee and Obama campaign donor. Using the Citizens United case as a pretext, retiring Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., on July 27, 2012, wrote IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman to investigate 12 conservative groups he accused of violating their tax-exempt status and engaging in coordinated political activity. The groups Levin asked to be targeted for special scrutiny were Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies, Priorities U.S.A., Americans Elect, American Action Network, Americans for Prosperity, American Future Fund, Americans...
  • City sues ‘Robin Hood’ group over parking meter payments

    05/14/2013 8:27:28 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 58 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 14MAY2013 | Mike Krumboltz
    The city of Keene, New Hampshire, is suing a group of do-gooders for allegedly topping off parking meters of strangers. The group, which calls itself "Robin Hood and his Merry Men," likes to leave notes on the windshields of cars that are in danger of getting a ticket due to an expired meter, according to the Union Leader.
  • First Liberator Spotted In The Wild?

    05/13/2013 3:59:00 PM PDT · by marktwain · 23 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 10 May, 2013 | Nick Leghorn
    Found this over on DefDist’s twitter feed, and it appears to be a Liberator printed in New Hampshire. The first of many, I’d bet.
  • Senators may resurrect defeated gun control after making cosmetic changes (GOA letter)

    05/09/2013 3:42:05 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 14 replies
    Gun Owners of America ^ | 5-9-2013 | Gun Owners of America
    "Superficial" "A source close to the Senate negotiations [says] that two senators who voted against the background check bill would vote for it after minor, superficial changes." - Lawrence O’Donnell on MSNBC, May 6, 2013ACTION: Senators who voted pro-gun last month are under intense pressure - by Senate Democrats and Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s hit ads - to switch their votes.  We need to keep applying the heat and let them know that gun owners are ready to help in any Senate campaign, no matter which state, to defeat ANY SENATOR who votes for gun control.LEGISLATIVE UPDATE FROM WASHINGTON, DC. It’s...
  • The Ayotte Delusion - Kelly Ayotte is not your typical New England Republican moderate.

    05/06/2013 1:24:31 PM PDT · by neverdem · 19 replies
    National Review Online ^ | May 6, 2013 | Robert Costa
    Senator Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire is the gun-control crowd’s latest target. At town halls last week, they tried to rattle her, and irate protesters toted signs scrawled with “Shame.” But it’s doubtful that Ayotte will suddenly buckle under pressure and support an expansion of background checks, mere weeks after voting against such legislation. For one, Ayotte has never played the role of your typical New England Republican moderate — think Susan Collins or Scott Brown. Yes, she’s friendly with dealmakers such as John McCain and Lindsey Graham, but her alliances with them are almost entirely on national-security issues. On...
  • Gabrielle Giffords: Giffords calls out Ayotte [Politico ADMITS Senate Bill Couldn't Stop Newtown]

    05/06/2013 5:12:02 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    ... I was proud of almost all your New England senators, who listened to their constituents, and put safety over the big money of the gun lobby. But like so many Granite Staters, 89 percent of whom support expanded background checks, I was disappointed with Sen. Kelly Ayotte, who did not listen to her constituents and who alone in New England voted in lockstep with the NRA.... When I voted for health care reform, which was not at all popular among my constituents, I got a lot of angry calls about my vote for health care. I listened. I felt...
  • Rand Paul, Hillary Clinton Atop New Hampshire 2016 Poll

    05/05/2013 5:55:41 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 20 replies
    politico.com ^ | 4 25 13 | By KATIE GLUECK
    According to a survey posted on Thursday from Public Policy Polling, Paul (R-Ky.) is the favorite for the Republican 2016 nod, with 28 percent of those polled picking him. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) earned 25 percent of the vote; New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was favored by 14 percent; 11 percent were unsure or wanted another option, and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) each got 7 percent. On the Democratic side, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton leads the way with 68 percent support. Vice President Joe Biden, in second place, is favored by 12...
  • National media exaggerate anti-Ayotte gun control protests

    05/03/2013 3:12:39 AM PDT · by marktwain · 31 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2 May, 2013 | Alex Pappas
    Two very different pictures are emerging of what took place this weekend at a series of townhall meetings by Kelly Ayotte, the Republican senator from New Hampshire.Ayotte traveled back to the Granite State to meet with constituents, and among the topics that came up were her votes against new gun control measures. But local and national news media are giving sharply contrasting accounts of what really happened when the gun control issue surfaced.If you read about the meetings in the national press, you likely went away thinking the Republican lawmaker was overwhelmed by pro-gun control critics. You might think the opposite if...
  • Man loses life savings on carnival game (New Hampshire)

    05/01/2013 3:16:18 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 52 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4-30-13 | Dylan Stableford
    A New Hampshire man who thought he had a decent ball toss says he lost his life savings—or about $2,600—playing a carnival game he claims was rigged. Henry Gribbohm told WBZ-TV that he was attempting to win an Xbox Kinect at the Manchester carnival when things went awry. The 30-year-old from Epsom, N.H., was playing a game called Tubs of Fun in which contestants toss balls into a tub, but the balls kept popping out. “It’s not possible that it wasn’t rigged,” Gribbohm said. “You just get caught up in the whole ‘I’ve got to win my money back.’”
  • FBI closing in on 'Misha': Agents identify mysterious .. radicalizing the Boston bombers

    04/28/2013 8:03:41 AM PDT · by george76 · 82 replies
    Daily Mail, ^ | 27 April 2013 | James Nye and David Mccormack
    The FBI has revealed that they now know the identity of the American known as Misha who helped radicalize the Boston bombing suspects. Family members of dead bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev have described Misha as the guiding influence in the elder bomber developing radicalized views. Speculation as to who Misha is has varied wildly in the past week, with some suggesting he is the mastermind behind the marathon bombings while others believe he could be a Russian spy - sent to identify and keep tabs on young men like Tamerlan who are at risk of turning to militant Islam. To date...
  • Hillary Clinton Destroys Joe Biden in 2016 New Hampshire Poll

    04/26/2013 2:34:46 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 42 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | April, 26th, 2013 | Timothy Knight
    After two election cycles with Barack Obama on top, the Democratic Party is looking for a new standard bearer to lead them in the 2016 presidential election against the young and often inexperienced Republican contenders they will likely face, at least when compared to their leading candidates. And if New Hampshire Democrats are any indicator of their national comrades at all, well.. Then they have already made up their minds as to who they want to lead the charge in 2016. According to a survey of 200 Granite State Democrats, with a 7.1% margin of error, former Secretary of State...
  • Owner: Bomber bought fireworks from my store

    04/24/2013 5:53:33 AM PDT · by PilotDave · 23 replies
    Fosters Daily Democrat ^ | 24 apr 2013 | Jim Haddadin
    A man accused of carrying out a deadly bombing at the Boston Marathon last week was in New Hampshire earlier this year to buy fireworks from a Seabrook store, according to the owner. Sales records show bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev purchased a reloadable mortar kit from Phantom Fireworks in Seabrook in early February. According to company president Bruce Zoldan, Tsarnaev purchased a “Lock and Load” kit containing 24 shells. The kit retails for $199.99. Tsarnaev took home two of the products, using a buy-one-get-one-free deal offered at the showroom in Seabrook, Zoldan said. The kits are designed to allow consumers...
  • Tamerlan Tsarnaev bought three pounds of black powder from N.H. fireworks store

    04/24/2013 6:05:29 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 41 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 4/24/13 | Chelsia Rose Marcius In Seabrook, N.h. AND Bill Hutchinson / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
    Boston Marathon bomber purchased fireworks from same company as Times Square bomber Faisal Shazad.
  • Lindsey Graham: ‘Enemy combatant’ (In Spades!!!)

    04/20/2013 12:55:08 PM PDT · by yoe · 361 replies
    Politico ^ | April 20, 2013 | KATIE GLUECK
    Several Republican lawmakers are calling for the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings to be tried as an enemy combatant, rather than as an ordinary criminal. “It is clear the events we have seen over the past few days in Boston were an attempt to kill American citizens and terrorize a major American city,” read a Saturday statement from Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), John McCain (R-Ariz.), Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) and Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.). “The accused perpetrators of these acts were not common criminals attempting to profit from a criminal enterprise, but terrorists trying to injure, maim, and kill...
  • 189 NH Legislators "Breached Their Oath" (NH is taking a stand against corruption and lying legisla

    04/17/2013 8:05:20 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 6 replies
    You Tube ^ | April 13, 2013
    189 NH Legislators "Breached Their Oath" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_t1Vf45BQQ&feature=youtu.be Please Stand Your Ground with the hundred of petitioners from 9 New Hampshire counties against the 189 State Reps who voted to Diminish our Right to Self Defense by Reading and Signing this Online Petition http://redress.24geek.com/
  • South Carolina GOP Rep. Eviscerates Claims That Voter ID Laws Are Racist During Hearing

    04/17/2013 7:09:21 PM PDT · by jeannineinsd · 20 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 4/17/2013 | Noah Rothman
    During a hearing into the constitutionality of voter identification laws enacted across the country, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) tore into claims by the Department of Justice that those laws were racially discriminatory. In the space of five minutes, Gowdy knocked down the claims, one by one, that a voter ID law passed in South Carolina in 2011 discriminated against African-Americans or was dissimilar to laws the Justice Department had cleared in a variety of other states. Gowdy began by noting that, when the Palmetto State’s voter identification law was passed, a third of the state’s congressional delegation were African-American; former...
  • Senators Approve Resolution to Assist Israel in Iran Strike

    04/17/2013 4:43:02 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/17/2013 | Elad Benari
    The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee adopts a resolution which stipulates that the U.S. will assist Israel in an attack against Iran. The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee adopted on Tuesday a resolution which stipulates that the U.S. will assist Israel if it is forced to take action against Iran. The resolution, Senate Resolution 65, was introduced last month by Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) and was co-sponsored by 15 Senators, including Robert Menendez (D-New Jersey), Marco Rubio (R-Florida), Kelly Ayotte (R-New Hampshire), John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Chuck Schumer (D-New York)...
  • USFS plans forums next week on ski resorts, water ( Stealing water rights )

    04/15/2013 8:19:40 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    ap ^ | 04/11/2013
    Dozens of resorts with permits to operate on national forests have bought or acquired rights to use nearby bodies of water for snowmaking. The Forest Service had adopted a clause that said those resorts had to transfer their water rights to the federal government ... After the National Ski Areas Association sued, a judge ruled last year that the agency violated procedure in not seeking public comment before adopting the clause. The agency now plans open houses April 16 in Lakewood, Colo., on April 17 in Salt Lake City, and April 18 in Lake Tahoe, Calif., to get input.
  • 21 NRA ‘A’-Rated Senators Part Of 68-31 Vote To Defeat Filibuster Of Background Check Bill

    04/11/2013 6:34:57 PM PDT · by 2nd amendment mama · 112 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 4/11/2013 | Tommy Christopher
    The Republican plan to block debate on Senate Bill 649, which requires background checks on almost all gun purchases and transfers, failed spectacularly Thursday morning when sixteen Republican Senators joined almost all of the Democrats to vote in favor opening debate on the bill. Among those voting to defeat the filibuster were 9 Democrats with “A” ratings from the National Rifle Association, and 12 A-rated Republicans (out of 16 Republican “ayes”). Two Democrats, Sen. Mark Pryor (D-AR) and Sen. Mark Begich (D-AK), joined the majority of Republican Senators who tried to prevent debate, much less a vote, on the bill....
  • Ayotte opposes gun filibuster

    04/09/2013 9:53:57 AM PDT · by JohnPDuncan · 7 replies
    twitter ^ | Dave Weigel
    Sen. Ayotte says she opposes the filibuster of gun bill
  • Sen. Gillibrand fundraises off of potential Scott Brown run in NH

    04/06/2013 5:56:52 PM PDT · by neverdem · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/05/13 | Daniel Strauss
    Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) sent out a fundraising email on behalf of Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) after former Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) suggested he might run for Senate in New Hampshire. "If he enters this race, Jeanne will immediately become the top target of Karl Rove and the Tea Party Super PACs," Gillibrand wrote in the fundraising email sent out on Friday. "Jeanne needs our help now to prepare for the attacks from Brown and his allies. They’ve launched a 'Granitebomb' campaign to fight back." Less than 24 hours earlier Brown was asked about a possible campaign in New Hampshire....
  • Sen. Rand Paul to Speak in New Hampshire

    04/05/2013 12:45:10 PM PDT · by JohnPDuncan · 5 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | Steve Peoples
    BOSTON (AP) -- Republican Sen. Rand Paul is set to appear in New Hampshire next month, becoming the first potential 2016 presidential candidate to deliver a formal speech in the state likely to host the nation's first presidential primary. The New Hampshire Republican Party confirmed Wednesday that the first-term senator from Kentucky will deliver the keynote address at its first Liberty Dinner on May 20. The location has yet to be determined. "Sen. Rand Paul has been a leader in the fight for smaller government, lower taxes and fiscal responsibility in Washington," said state GOP Chairman Jennifer Horn. "I am...
  • Dodgeball Removed From Windham, NH Schools

    03/28/2013 7:59:24 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 64 replies
    CBS ^ | Thursday March 28, 2013
    WINDHAM, N.H. (CBS) – Dodgeball has been bounced in Windham. The classic gym class game has been a rite of passage for years, but dodgeball may have met its match in the form of the Windham School board, which at a recent meeting voted 4-1 to end dodgeball and other so-called “human target” activities, games with names like bombardment and slaughter.
  • Fishing's decline looms; will fish eaters notice?

    03/24/2013 5:25:53 PM PDT · by george76 · 43 replies
    ap ^ | Feb 18, 2013 | JAY LINDSAY
    In May, New England's fishermen will again see a cut to the number of fish they can catch, this time so deeply that the historic industry's existence is threatened from Rhode Island to Maine. But as hard as the cuts are likely to hit fishing communities, local seafood eaters may not notice at all. In the region's markets, grocery stores and restaurants, imported fish dominate, and the cuts make that less likely to change. The cuts will shrink the catch limit 77 percent for cod in the Gulf of Maine and 61 percent for cod in Georges Bank, off southeastern...
  • New regulations threaten New England's fishing industry

    03/22/2013 9:00:52 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3-22-2013 | Greta VanSusteren
    Catch limits threaten business and a way of life for generations in Gloucester, Mass. and all of New England
  • Most people trying to buy a gun illegally are never prosecuted, U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte says

    03/23/2013 8:04:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    politifact.com ^ | 22 March, 2013 | Jake Berry
    Before Congress enacts any new gun control laws, the nation’s law enforcement officers and courts should better enforce the regulations they have on the books now, according to U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte. In a meeting with the Telegraph editorial board, New Hampshire’s junior senator took aim last month at the national background check system, which does not go far enough prosecuting those who illegally try to obtain weapons, she said. "Of approximately 80,000 in 2012 that were denied (a gun) because of a background check … only 44 people were prosecuted for that," Ayotte said during the February 19 meeting.
  • Patton: Red State Governors Should Be Careful What They Wish For

    03/22/2013 9:01:23 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | March 22, 2013 | Doug Patton
    Recently, Republican Governors Rick Perry of Texas and Terry Branstad of Iowa appealed to those wanting to flee liberal California. “Move your business to our state,” they implore. “We’ll welcome you with open arms here.” They should be careful what they wish for. When my wife and I used to vacation in Colorado in the 1970s, I started noticing bumper stickers that read “Don’t Californicate Colorado.” The initial movement that spawned that sentiment was a way for Colorado residents to express their disapproval of how Southern California had exploded with seemingly unlimited development. However, since that time, “Californicate” has taken...
  • Academy That Produced Two Presidents Now Terrorist Breeding Ground

    03/12/2013 6:51:32 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | October 22, 2012 | Angela Wiltz
    Maggie Hassan, the Democratic .. governor .. New Hamphshire. Maggie is married to Thomas Hassan, the principal of Phillips Exeter Academy. ... On Thomas Hassan’s watch, numerous Islamic scholars and activists with ties to radical Islamic groups have been invited to address student assemblies and other student forums. Among them, Hadia Mubarak, former president of the Muslim Student Association, spoke at a PEA assembly on Oct, 1, 2007. Founded by the Muslim Brotherhood, the MSA was labeled “a virtual terror factory” by terrorism expert Patrick Poole. Its former members include such notable jihadists as Anwar al-Awlaki, Ramy Zamzam, Omar Hammami,...
  • Source: Preparations underway for Obama vacation on Martha's Vineyard

    03/07/2013 10:17:41 AM PST · by ColdOne · 19 replies
    President Obama and his family are likely headed to Martha's Vineyard for a summer sojourn again this year. A source tells POLITICO that the Secret Service has started booking accommodations on the toney island off the Massachusetts coast. So far, the White House isn't saying anything, but the Vineyard is abuzz with the news. The first family is expected toward the end of August, said the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity.
  • Guns, violence and mental health; a psychiatrist's perspective <liberal talking points alert>

    03/03/2013 10:08:09 AM PST · by freeandfreezing · 20 replies
    Seacoast Online ^ | March 3, 2013 | Leonard Korn, M.D.
    "So we definitely need a background checking system that really works to keep guns away from the dangerously mentally ill and felons. We could also require locked gun cases and gunlocks. We also need guns to be registered in each state, with registrations periodically renewed. Guns are as dangerous as cars: We need to license them just like automobiles." "We can and should also make the firepower of semi-automatic guns less lethal by reducing the allowable magazines to seven or 10 bullets. Indeed, reducing the size of the magazines of these guns may be more feasible than eliminating all semi-automatic...
  • NH Gun Store Depicts Obama As ‘Firearms Salesman Of The Year’

    03/02/2013 6:19:16 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 27 replies
    WBZ News ^ | Mar. 1, 2013 | Carl Stevens
    MERRIMACK, NH (CBS) – One of the posters in the front window of a New Hampshire gun shop depicts President Obama as “Firearms Salesman of the Year.” Below the president are two AK-47 rifles. A second poster featuring the images of Adolf Hitler, Josef Stalin and Mao Zedong accompanies a statement that reads, “All Experts Agree, Gun Control Works.” The signs are in the front window of Collectable Arms & Ammo in Merrimack. Store Co-owner Keith Cox makes no apologies for the storefront that has irritated some neighbors. “We like to have the creative storefronts which are sort of fun...
  • N.H. lawmakers consider arming school employees

    02/21/2013 10:20:59 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 3 replies
    AP ^ | February 22, 2013
    Teacher groups urged New Hampshire lawmakers yesterday to keep guns out of schools by rejecting a bill that would allow school employees to carry them with the blessing of local voters. Union leaders for the American Federation of Teachers and NEA New Hampshire objected to the bill at a hearing by the House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee, saying the measure was potentially dangerous to children as well as teachers. “As the rest of the country debates how to keep guns out of schools, in New Hampshire, we are actually proposing bringing more guns in. Guns have no place...
  • New Hampshire: Firearms Legislation before Committee Next Week

    02/18/2013 6:42:03 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 8 replies
    Ammo Land ^ | Feb 18, 2013 | AmmoLand Staff
    Charlotte, NC --(Ammoland.com)- Several firearm-related bills are scheduled for a hearing in the House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee on Thursday, February 21 in Representative Hall. The following anti-gun bills will be considered: HB 290-FN, introduced by state Representative Delmar Burridge (D- Cheshire 16), would prohibit individuals without a carry permit from openly carrying a pistol or revolver in a public building. This legislation imposes unnecessary restrictions on your Right to Keep and Bear Arms and provides no benefit to public safety. This hearing will take place at 10:00 a.m. HB 396, introduced by Representative Cynthia Sweeney (D-Sullivan 8),...
  • N.H. police spurn man’s bid to buy, destroy guns

    02/12/2013 7:51:47 AM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    bostonglobe.com ^ | 11 February, 2013 | Brian MacQuarrie
    A New Hampshire police group that plans to raffle 31 guns in May received this offer from an alarmed critic of the giveaway: He would raise $30,000, buy all the guns, and bring them to his local police station to be destroyed. Another critic floated an idea to have the guns melted, turned into jewelry, and sold to help victims of gun violence. But the New Hampshire Association of Chiefs of Police plans to proceed with the raffle, citing fears of a lawsuit from disgruntled ticket-buyers.
  • Hundreds turn out at NH Statehouse to rally for gun rights

    01/31/2013 6:18:58 PM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    nashuatelegraph.com ^ | 31 January, 2012 | JAKE BERRY
    CONCORD – Flags, signs and guns filled the Statehouse steps Thursday afternoon as hundreds of residents from across New Hampshire gathered to rally for gun rights. In the wake of last month’s shooting in Newtown, Conn., politics have distracted lawmakers at the state and federal level, helping them to forget about individual liberties and constitutional freedoms, speakers and supporters argued throughout the event. But, with the right to bear arms in jeopardy, gun advocates vowed to remind legislators of their responsibility to the Constitution. “All of us know we are at a crossroads in our country,” event organizer Jack Kimball,...
  • New England fishermen say new regs mean ruin

    01/30/2013 11:29:50 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 31, 2013 2:09 AM EST | Jay Lindsay
    Minutes after New England fishery managers took a vote that cast doubt on the historic industry’s future, the prospects most clear to Gloucester fishermen Paul Vitale were his own. “I’m bankrupt. That’s it,” said the 40-year-old father of three. “I’m all done. The boat’s going up for sale.” The New England Fishery Management Council on Wednesday approved a year-to-year cut of 77 percent on the Gulf of Maine cod limit and 61 percent for Georges Bank cod. The cuts come on top of a slew of other reductions, ranging from 10 to 71 percent, on the catch of other bottom-dwelling...
  • Joe Biden 'intoxicated' by 2016 run

    01/23/2013 11:59:10 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 55 replies
    Poluttico ^ | 1/23/2013 | Vandehei and Allen
    Joe Biden summoned more than 200 Democratic insiders to the vice presidential residence Sunday night to chat about the 2012 triumph — but many walked away convinced his rising 2016 ambitions were the real intent of the long, intimate night. “I took a look at who was there,” said longtime New Hampshire state Sen. Lou D’Allesandro, “and said to myself, ‘There’s no question he’s thinking about the future.’” He’s right. Biden, according to a number of advisers and Democrats who have spoken to him in recent months, wants to run, or at least be well positioned to run, if and...
  • 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.