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  • Cruz to get hero's welcome in Iowa and New Hampshire

    02/15/2014 4:42:27 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 59 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 15, 2014 | Alexander Bolton
    credit Greg Nash Conservatives in Iowa and New Hampshire are preparing a hero’s welcome for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) after he showed up Senate Republican leaders during a crucial vote on the debt limit. Cruz infuriated his Senate Republican colleagues this week when he filibustered a clean bill to raise the debt limit. His objection forced Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) and 11 other Republicans to vote with Democrats to advance the legislation. But in Iowa and New Hampshire, two important presidential primary states, conservative activists are cheering Cruz’s stand and buzzing about a possible presidential run in 2016....
  • Gun background check bill killed in N.H. House

    02/12/2014 3:49:00 PM PST · by RKBA Democrat · 26 replies
    Seacoastonline ^ | 2-12-14 | Deborah McDermott
    The sponsor of a bill that would expand background checks for gun purchases said Wednesday she hopes to keep her legislation alive this session, after her bill was killed on the floor of the House today by a vote of 242-118. “We’re not giving up,” said Rep. Elaine Andrews-Ahearn, D-Hampton Falls, Wednesday afternoon. She said by the end of the week, she plans to plan strategy with bill supporters about ways to bring the legislation back, perhaps as an amendment to an existing bill. “We’ll keep working on this,” she said. HB 1589 would have required most private sellers to...
  • NH:Gun Control: The truth Democrats won’t tell Granite Staters about HB 1589

    02/11/2014 5:16:41 AM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Manchester Political Buzz Examiner ^ | 10 February, 2013 | Kimberly Morin
    The New Hampshire House could be voting on HB 1589 this Wednesday. This is a gun control bill that was written by out-of-state gun control groups as admitted by Democrat Representative Butler in sub-committee (see the video by Ken Park Jr.). There are no gun crime issues in the Granite State. As a matter of fact, New Hampshire has some of the lowest gun crime in the country – far lower than neighboring Massachusetts which has draconian gun laws in place. Democrats are pushing this unnecessary gun control bill based on outrageous lies. The following shreds some of their most...
  • Major explosion at manufacturing plant in Peterborough, NH

    02/10/2014 1:27:37 PM PST · by jimjohn · 53 replies
    MyFoxBoston ^ | Breaking News
    PETERBOROUGH, N.H. (MyFoxBoston.com) -- Area firefighters were responding to an explosion at manufacturing plant in Peterborough Monday afternoon. The explosion took place at New Hampshire Ball Bearings, at 175 Jaffrey Rd. in Peterborough, N.H., according to the Jaffrey, N.H. Fire Department. Read more: http://www.myfoxboston.com/story/24684158/2014/02/10/explosion-reported-at-plant-in-peterborough#ixzz2sxOkKDoT
  • Ayotte to Boehner: Get over 'trust deficit'

    02/09/2014 3:35:17 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 57 replies
    The HIll ^ | 2/9/14 | Megan R. Wilson
    GOP Sen. Kelly Ayotte (N.H.) on Sunday urged House Republicans to take up immigration reform, despite a “trust deficit” with President Obama. “Here’s the deal: The status quo is totally unacceptable,” she said on CBS’s “Face the Nation” with Bob Schieffer. “I think we should solve this. I think [Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio)] can find a way forward. Certainly, the bill that came out of the Senate was not perfect, but it was a good solution to a hard problem,” Ayotte continued. “I think it’s an important issue to solve – not only for the country, but for the Republican...
  • Scott Brown - Running? (Pretty much)

    02/09/2014 3:41:32 PM PST · by Viennacon · 31 replies
    Looks like he is running. Typing in 'Scott Brown for Senate' gives a #1 Google result entitled just that, and it links to this website http://www.scottbrown.com/ So, the race is on in New Hampshire, since Shaheen has been running scared from two dangerous polls that show her in deep trouble against Brown. Personally, I don't like him, I don't trust him, and I probably wouldn't vote for him if I lived in NH... but Shaheen is just so damn unlikable. The woman looks like the kind of grandmother who'd give crappy presents. I admit it would be nice to see...
  • AP Admits It: MSNBC's Leftist 'Loose Lips' Offer Plenty of Ammo to Critics

    02/08/2014 3:41:22 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 8, 2014 | Tim Graham
    he notion that MSNBC is now the most controversial gaffe-a-minute cable news network has been ratified by the Associated Press. AP media reporter David Bauder wrote a story headlined “Loose lips give ammunition to MSNBC foes.” “Since MSNBC is in the political ring, its opponents are always on the lookout for things to attack,” Bauder wrote. “Lately, NBC's left-leaning cable news sister has offered plenty of ammunition.” The firing of a staff member over an obnoxious tweet that the “rightwing” would hate a Cheerios ad with a biracial family comes after Alec Baldwin and Martin Bashir were let go. Now...
  • What Obama told Senate Democrats at retreat (only game RATS discussed - 2014 midterm elections)

    02/05/2014 2:26:41 PM PST · by Libloather · 24 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/05/14 | Ed O'Keefe
    **SNIP** Most notably, the president “stressed how important keeping the Senate is this year,” this person said. The discussion comes amid rising anxiety among some Democrats about how the president’s declining popularity might affect the party’s ability to maintain control of the Senate. Republicans are increasingly hopeful of picking up six or more seats to narrowly retake control of the chamber. Aides to two of the most at-risk Democrats – Mark Begich (Alaska) and Jeanne Shaheen (N.H.) – confirmed that their bosses attending the meeting.
  • Bloomberg moving NH closer to gun owner registration

    02/05/2014 7:13:47 PM PST · by RKBA Democrat · 12 replies
    New Hampshire Firearms Coalition ^ | 2-5-14 | Jonathan R. Evans, Esq.
    Freedom and liberty took a step back yesterday when the New Hamsphire House Commerce and Consumer Affairs Committee voted 10-8 on a straight party line vote “Ought to Pass” (OTP) on HB 1589. “Sell a gun to a friend go to jail.” Now, some will say the bill was amended and it is no longer anti-gun. Well that is simply not true. HB 1589 (as amended) still creates a new crime if you sell a firearm privately. The first time it is a Class B Misdemeanor which carries a fine up to $1200 but the second and all subsequent offenses...
  • New frontrunner in GOP’s 2016 New Hampshire primary: Mitt Romney, of course

    01/30/2014 10:43:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 30, 2014 | Allahpundit
    Gut-check time: Am I enough of a hack to blog a poll as silly as this purely to goose my readers with a frisson of anxiety over another Romney run? Even by the usual hot-garbage standards of early presidential polling, this one’s hard to redeem. They’ve got a guy in the lead who’s definitely, assuredly not running — per the “Mitt” documentary, he only ran in 2012 because he knew he was next in line for the nomination — and they’ve omitted two guys in Marco Rubio and Scott Walker who very well might be. How informative is a poll...
  • Mitt Romney Is the 2016 Republican Frontrunner (NH)

    01/30/2014 11:31:11 AM PST · by RKBA Democrat · 146 replies
    National Journal ^ | 1-30-14 | Matt Vasilogambros
    Mitt Romney leads the Republican field among New Hampshire primary voters for 2016. Yes, you read that right. Why not make it a third run for president? That's something that the former Republican nominee is definitely not thinking about right now. To put it in his own recent words: "Oh, no, no, no. No, no, no, no, no. No, no, no." But that didn't stop the Virginia-based bipartisan policy firm Purple Strategies from adding his name to a recent survey for Granite State voters, which shows Romney in the lead with 25 percent support. Libertarian firebrand Rand Paul (who has...
  • Another Path to 'Not Guilty'[Nullification]

    01/23/2014 10:09:25 AM PST · by Theoria · 37 replies
    WSJ ^ | 22 Jan 2014 | Ashby Jones
    Not all juries are created equal. These days, nowhere is that clearer than in New Hampshire. A bill introduced earlier this month in the Granite State's House of Representatives would require judges to tell juries in every criminal case that they are free to exercise a long-standing but controversial power called "nullification." That means jurors can vote to acquit defendants not only if they have reasonable doubt of guilt, but also if they simply don't agree with the underlying law. Juries in criminal cases in the U.S. have long had the power to acquit using the nullification principle. But New...
  • New Hampshire Bill 1589 – Sell A Gun To A Friend, Go To Jail

    01/22/2014 6:14:55 PM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 21 January, 2014 | New Hampshire Firearms Coalition
    Milford, NH --(Ammoland.com)- I know that New Hampshire Firearms Coalition ( NHFC ) President Jon Evans and I have been asking a lot of you lately. However, you the grass roots gun owners are our strength. To be honest, whenever the legislature is in session, our Second Amendment rights are at risk. We must be vigilant.While we have been warning you about SB 244, a bill that would create a new gun ban for tens of thousands of Granite Staters, the anti-gun activists have been preparing to pass a ban on private gun sales.The gun ban crowd is pushing HB 1589,...
  • 14 in ’14, cuz it ain’t happening in ‘16 (Vanity)

    11/18/2013 4:27:24 PM PST · by ConservativeInPA · 71 replies
    Vanity | November 18, 2013 | ConservativeInPa
    The facts 1. There are 21 US Senate seats held by Democrats in the 2014 election. 2. There are nine US Senate seats held by Democrats in the 2016 election. This is likely to be 10 due to a special election in HI in 2014. 3. Republicans need to pick up six senate seats to have a majority. The Analysis The failures of ObamaCare and broken promises by Democrat senators create a target rich environment in 2014. This is a year Republicans have to do well. Winning a majority in the senate by only one seat or maintaining the status...
  • Scorched by ‘illegal’ IRS credits, Reid sits on jobless bill amendments (Kelly Ayotte!)

    01/13/2014 2:44:42 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Watchdog ^ | 1/13/14 | Kenric Ward
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Bowing to a flurry of cost-cutting amendments on a bill extending unemployment benefits, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said he will allow votes on “reasonable” reforms. But he didn’t say when. Reid’s shuffle comes after Republicans blasted the Nevada Democrat for unilaterally blocking amendments that could yield $70 billion in taxpayer savings. “I am not surprised that Senator Reid is backtracking,” said David North. The immigration-law expert praised GOP Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., for her amendment to halt IRS child tax-credit refunds going to illegal immigrants.
  • Somali Muslim Migrants Protest Welfare Reform in Maine

    01/13/2014 12:37:46 PM PST · by lowbridge · 58 replies
    frontpagemag.com ^ | january 12, 2014 | daniel greenfeild
    Maine’s Somali Muslim settler problem is growing worse with gang violence and welfare abuse threatening the state. Governor LePage’s efforts to make Maine’s generous benefits system less attractive to Somali Muslim migrants who have swarmed the state seeking taxpayer handouts has led to protests from those same Somali Muslims.
  • Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D, New Hampshire) trying to find a poll-tested excuse for Obamacare.

    01/08/2014 3:18:32 AM PST · by IbJensen · 18 replies
    Red State ^ | 1/7/2014 | Moe Lane
    This… does not sound like Senator Jeanne Shaheen is unconcerned about her re-election prospects in New Hampshire. Maureen Mooney told the Granite Status the Affordable Care Act was “by far the dominant issue” in what she said was a 19-minute the survey. Mooney said she was asked to assess on a scale of zero to 100 not only Shaheen, but also Brown, Rubens, Sen. Kelly Ayotte and Gov. Maggie Hassan. She said she was asked twice to assess Shaheen and Brown, and was asked to assess Shaheen after being told that the senator supported the Affordable Care Act “because of...
  • RNC ads hit Democrats on Obamacare, add Virginia, NH to target list

    01/07/2014 1:47:57 PM PST · by Kenny · 8 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | JANUARY 7, 2014 | REBECCA BERG
    The Republican National Committee unveiled a slew of new radio ads Tuesday targeting vulnerable Democratic senators and Senate hopefuls on Obamacare -- including in two races where major would-be Republican challengers have yet to join the race.The ads are set to air in 40 media markets nationwide, including in New Hampshire, where Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen is seeking re-election, and Virginia, where Democratic Sen. Mark Warner is running for a second term. Neither seat had been seriously considered to be in play, but a prominent Republican is now weighing a bid in each race: former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown in...
  • Levin won't back Ayotte bill to repeal military pension cuts (Illegals win, Veterans lose)

    01/07/2014 5:01:43 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7 Jan 14 | Jeremy Herb
    Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-Mich.) said Tuesday that he cannot support Sen. Kelly Ayotte's (R-N.H.) bill to repeal $6 billion in cuts to military pensions because of the way it offsets the costs. Levin initially told reporters Tuesday that he would back Ayotte's bill, providing a big boost to the effort to reverse the military retiree cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) reduction included in the last month’s budget deal. But a Levin aide said that the Armed Services chairman endorsed Ayotte's bill before realizing that it restored the cuts by preventing illegal immigrants from claiming a child tax credit....
  • Nashua’s Campbell issues apology over duck deaths

    01/01/2014 5:35:56 AM PST · by billorites · 18 replies
    Nashua Telegraph ^ | December 31, 2013 | Jim Haddadin
    State Rep. David Campbell offered an apology after striking several wild ducks with his car outside a Nashua hotel last week. Meanwhile, Nashua police are pledging an open, thorough and impartial investigation into the matter, which unfolded late on the evening of Dec. 23 outside the main entrance of the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Campbell, D-Nashua, issued a statement early Sunday evening addressing controversy over the episode, which was first reported in The Sunday Telegraph. “I am deeply sorry that I accidentally ran over several wild ducks near the Crowne Plaza last Monday night,” Campbell wrote. “This occurred while some people...
  • New Hampshire Moves Toward Nullifying NDAA

    01/01/2014 5:17:37 AM PST · by IbJensen · 44 replies
    As the National Defense Authorization Act 2014 heads to Obama’s desk as an even more draconian piece of legislation than it was previously, states have taken notice and are beginning to intensify their efforts to nullify it. Michigan was the latest to opt for full nullification after Governor Rick Snyder (R) signed bill SB0094 into law. New Hampshire has now taken a critical step toward nullification with the introduction of their bill HB1279, scheduled to be formally presented on January 8th, 2014. New Hampshire’s bill has bipartisan support among its five sponsors, and is based on the model legislation...
  • HIT & RUN: Dem Lawmaker Plows Over Hotel Ducks

    12/30/2013 8:42:00 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 25 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | December 30, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Where’s PETA? Police are investigating Democratic State Rep. David Campbell after he plowed over a number of ducks on the road at the Crowne Royal Hotel in Nashua. The Union Leader reported: Police are investigating the death of a number of ducks allegedly hit by a vehicle operated by one of the city’s state representatives. State Rep. David Campbell, D-Nashua, reportedly ran over the ducks at a speed of about 15 mph in the driveway of the Crowne Royal Hotel in Nashua. The incident is said to have occurred on Monday, Dec. 23, The Telegraph of Nashua reported Sunday. Campbell...
  • UPDATE: Lawmaker issues apology about driving over ducks

    12/30/2013 7:35:47 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 55 replies
    The Union Leader ^ | 12-30-13 | Staff
    NASHUA ­— Police are investigating the death of a number of ducks allegedly hit by a vehicle operated by one of the city's state representatives. State Rep. David Campbell, D-Nashua, reportedly ran over the ducks at a speed of about 15 mph in the driveway of the Crowne Royal Hotel in Nashua. The incident is said to have occurred on Monday, Dec. 23, The Telegraph of Nashua reported Sunday. Campbell issued an apology Sunday evening, received by the New Hampshire Union Leader Monday morning, explaining the incident. A hotel guest told police that on arriving at the hotel by shuttle...
  • NH Man Pulls Gun On Would-Be Carjacker

    12/19/2013 4:28:27 PM PST · by expat1000 · 34 replies
    C-BS Boston ^ | December 18, 2013 | Michael Rosenfield
    NASHUA, N.H. (CBS) —- Paul Jensen was sitting in the driver’s seat of his Ford Taurus in a hospital parking lot in Nashua when police say James Paul suddenly opened up the passenger door. “As he started to get in, I didn’t have time to think about it, I just reacted, by the time he got in my car, I had my weapon out and pointed at his head,” said Jensen from his home in Nashua today.
  • WaPo: 'Every Democrat Should Be Scared' of this Obamacare Ad

    12/18/2013 11:06:42 AM PST · by neverdem · 50 replies
    National Review Online ^ | DECEMBER 18, 2013 | John Fund
    The conservative group Ending Spending may have premiered the ad that nationalizes the 2014 midterm elections around Obamacare. The 30-second killer ad was produced by Republican media consultant Larry McCarthy and goes after Jeanne Shaheen, the first-term Democratic Senator from New Hampshire who is likely to face former GOP Senator Scott Brown next year. The ad begins with footage of Shaheen on the Senate floor echoing President Obama by saying, “if you like your insurance you can keep it.” An overlay graphic points out that Obama was given the “Lie of the Year” award from a fact-checking group for that...
  • Scott Brown moving to New Hampshire

    12/17/2013 5:45:43 PM PST · by SMGFan · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 17, 2013
    Former senator Scott Brown (R-Mass.) is selling his home in Massachusetts and moving to New Hampshire — perhaps the clearest sign yet that he's serious about running for Senate in the Granite State two years after losing his seat in its neighbor to the south.
  • (D-NH) Shaheen Announces Bill to Restore Military Retirement Benefits (up for re-election in 2014)

    12/17/2013 4:08:11 PM PST · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 12/17/2013 | Meredith Shiner
    Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., announced Tuesday that she will be introducing legislation to roll back provisions in the pending budget deal that would cut military retirement benefits by reducing cost-of-living adjustments. Shaheen, who is up for re-election in 2014, said that the plan would be paid for by closing “select corporate tax loopholes,” even though Republicans resisted doing so in the budget agreement that has yet to pass the Senate. “This bipartisan budget agreement will create economic certainty for small businesses, help promote job creation, and protect our country from another government shutdown but like I’ve said before, it’s not...
  • Republicans moving to overhaul 2016 primary process

    12/11/2013 8:58:49 AM PST · by kobald · 81 replies
    CNN ^ | December 11, 2013 | Peter Hamby
    A handful of Republican Party officials is quietly advancing a new batch of rules aimed at streamlining a chaotic presidential nominating process that many party insiders viewed as damaging to the their campaign for the White House in 2012, multiple GOP sources told CNN. In a series of closed-door meetings since August, handpicked members of the Republican National Committee have been meeting with party Chairman Reince Priebus in Washington to hash out details of a sweeping plan to condense the nominating calendar, severely punish primary and caucus states that upend the agreed-upon voting order and potentially move the party's national...
  • (RAT) Kuster Declines Benghazi Talk at Constituents’ Forum on Middle East (Video)

    12/09/2013 5:10:15 PM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 12/09/13 | Cameron Easley
    **SNIP** When asked to provide her position on H Res 36, a resolution to authorize a select committee to investigate the attack, Kuster said, “I don’t think we have anything about that in the House.” “Yes you do,” the constituent replied, and continued, “Why isn’t Benghazi at the top of your issue?” Kuster answered, “Well, I’m certainly not here to talk about it. We’re here to talk about the Middle East.”
  • Watch What Happens When a Democratic Rep. Decides She Doesn’t Want to Answer Questions About

    12/09/2013 2:58:40 PM PST · by Nachum · 41 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 12/9/13 | Becket Adams
    Rep. Ann Kuster (D-N.H.) at a town hall meeting refused to answers questions about last year’s deadly terror attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya. The New Hampshire representative appeared to try to dodge the question by saying Benghazi isn’t in the Middle East, and therefore not pertinent to the discussion at hand. “I’m certainly not here to talk about it, we’re here to talk about the Middle East,” Kuster said in response to an attendee’s written question. Libya is located in north Africa. Differing definitions place it either inside or outside the Middle East. Regardless, the crowd...
  • David Kwiatkowski gets 39 years for infecting patients with Hepatitis C

    12/04/2013 4:30:08 AM PST · by zoya · 3 replies
    A New Hampshire hospital employee faces nearly four decades of jail time for causing a Hepatitis C outbreak that infected dozens of patients last year. David M. Kwiatkowski, 34, a drug addict has been sentenced to 39 years in federal prison for spreading the lethal liver destroying disease in patients through tainted needles while working at hospitals in several states. Kwiatkowski worked as a “traveling” radiologic technician at medical institutes in New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Arizona, Kansas, Georgia and New Hampshire. - See more at: David Kwiatkowski gets 39 years for infecting patients with Hepatitis C
  • Fmr U.S. Sen. Bob Smith changes mind, will challenge Shaheen [Conservative Again?]

    12/01/2013 2:32:49 PM PST · by BushCountry · 85 replies
    WMUR ^ | Dec 01, 2013 | James Pindell
    Former New Hampshire Republican senator Bob Smith said he has changed his mind and will try to defeat Democratic incumbent Jeanne Shaheen for his old seat next year. Smith told WMUR Political Scoop on Sunday that he had made a decision not to run largely to get out of the way for other candidates, but as weeks came and went no major candidates got into the race, and he kept getting encouragement to run. "I have a decision to run again for the Senate," said Smith. "This is nothing personally against Jeanne Shaheen, who I like as a person, but...
  • Local Moms Demand Action against guns (NH)

    11/22/2013 8:07:36 AM PST · by Aglooka · 73 replies
    Fosters Daily Democrat ^ | 11/21/2013 | Kimberley Haas
    PORTSMOUTH — Janet Groat is so passionate about gun sense she said she could spend the whole day talking about it. The Portsmouth woman recently started a state chapter of Moms Demand Action, a national organization that started Dec. 15, 2012, a day after 20-year-old Adam Lanza fatally shot 20 children and six adult staff members in a mass murder at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Their mission is to create a culture where laws and business policies reflect common sense and are not just the result of political posturing, Groat said. Nationally, eight children die from gun...
  • Ignorance or malice: Obamacare and NH's three Dems

    11/17/2013 2:47:07 AM PST · by IbJensen · 23 replies
    Union Leader ^ | 11/16/2013 | Editorial Staff
    Jeanne Shaheen, Carol Shea-Porter and Annie Kuster owe New Hampshire an explanation. They backed the disaster that is Obamacare from the very beginning. Last week, with the law falling to pieces, they reiterated their strong support. The Titanic is sinking and they are praising its craftsmanship. Can they really believe the lame defenses they are giving? Can they really expect the public to believe them? On Thursday, after President Obama decreed that insurers would not be held to the law's coverage mandates, Kuster and Shea-Porter issued statements in response. Kuster's was emailed at 2:02 p.m. In it, she said she...
  • Starbucks loses 'Charbucks' appeal

    11/15/2013 12:39:24 PM PST · by EveningStar · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 15, 2013 | Jonathan Stempel
    Starbucks Corp has failed to persuade a federal appeals court to stop a small, family-owned New Hampshire roaster from selling coffee known as "Charbucks." Ruling in a case that began in 2001, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Black Bear Micro Roastery and its owner, Wolfe's Borough Coffee Inc., may keep selling "Charbucks Blend," "Mister Charbucks" and "Mr. Charbucks" coffee.
  • Udall proposal would let people keep current healthcare plans for two years ( Colorado )

    11/14/2013 6:31:08 AM PST · by george76 · 22 replies
    FOX31 Denver ^ | November 13, 2013 | Eli Stokols
    As Democrats on Capitol Hill are growing increasingly angry with the White House over problems with Obamacare — and increasingly uneasy about their individual fortunes heading into 2014 — Colorado Sen. Mark Udall Wednesday became the latest Democratic lawmaker to introduce legislation to change the beleaguered Affordable Care Act... With support building for a plan introduced by Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-Louisiana, that would allow people mislead by the president”s promise to keep their plans to actually do so indefinitely, Udall has come up with a scaled down version that would allow policyholders to keep their current plans, being cancelled under...
  • DNC makes Spanish calls on shutdown

    10/10/2013 7:37:47 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 17 replies
    politico.com ^ | October 10, 2013 | TAL KOPAN
    The Democratic National Committee is launching Spanish-language online ads and robocalls targeting Republicans on the government shutdown, it announced Thursday. The effort is the third phase of a broader campaign this week that has been hitting Republicans in their home states, including House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), as well as early voting states Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada. The Spanish-language calls and Twitter, Facebook and Google ads launching Thursday will target Latino voters in...
  • 10 Republicans vote yes as transgender ENDA bill passes U.S. Senate

    11/08/2013 2:47:18 PM PST · by NYer · 105 replies
    Life Site News ^ | November 8, 2013 | BEN JOHNSON
    John McCain voted yea WASHINGTON, D.C., November 7, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – This afternoon the Senate approved a bill that could force business owners who adhere to traditional values to hire homosexuals, bisexuals, and those who do not dress in accordance with their biological sex or face litigation. The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) passed following a bipartisan 64-32 vote. Supporters say it would forbid “workplace discrimination” against homosexuals and transgender employees and job-seekers. But critics say, like the HHS mandate, its religious exemption is unduly narrow and would force employers – including Christian schools and nurseries – to violate their consciences....
  • Senators Up for Re-Election in 2014

    11/07/2013 4:03:00 PM PST · by TBP · 61 replies
    wrhammons.com ^ | ? | W.R. Hammons
    Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander (R) Montana Senator Max Baucus (D) Alaska Senator Mark Begich (D) Georgia Senator Saxby Chambliss (R) Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran (R) Maine Senator Susan Collins (R) Texas Senator John Cornyn (R) Massachusetts Senator William "Mo" Cowan (D) Illinois Senator Dick Durbin (D) Wyoming Senator Mike Enzi (R) Minnesota Senator Al Franken (DFL) South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham (R) North Carolina Senator Kay Hagan (D) Iowa Senator Tom Harkin (D) Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe (R) Nebraska Senator Mike Johanns (R) South Dakota Senator Tim Johnson (D) Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu (D) Michigan Senator Carl Levin (D) Kentucky...
  • Ayotte: Scott Brown Would Be ‘Very Strong Candidate’ for Senate in N.H.

    11/08/2013 7:24:17 PM PST · by ClaytonP · 60 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 11-8-2013
    The Boston Globe reported Friday that national Republicans are actively recruiting former Massachusetts Sen. Scott P. Brown to run again — this time in New Hampshire.With former Rep. Charles Bass the latest Republican to take a pass on the Senate race, the party is still in search of a top-tier challenger to take on Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen. National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman Jerry Moran told the Globe that despite the speculation that Brown is simply flirting with a bid, he doesn’t think the former senator “is just fooling around.”Of course, a successful Brown Senate bid would be nearly unprecedented....
  • Obama meets with Senate Democrats anxious over health care law

    11/06/2013 6:10:13 PM PST · by jazusamo · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 6, 2013 | Ed Henry & Wes Barrett
    President Obama on Wednesday sought to assuage anxious Democrats who are worried that ObamaCare’s troubled rollout is going to come back to haunt them during the 2014 midterm elections. “There’s a lot of pent-up frustration” among Senate Democrats who are facing voters next year, a party source familiar with the meeting told Fox News. A Democratic source told Fox News’ Ed Henry that some of the senators in the room floated a delay of up to one year in the law’s implementation – an idea the president rejected. The source said, however, that senators left the White House feeling that...
  • Will 2014 Be The GOP's Year In Massachusetts?

    11/04/2013 4:02:17 AM PST · by suspects · 30 replies
    Go Local Worcester ^ | November 4, 2013 | Michael Graham
    t's a perfect political storm: President Obama's popularity is down, voters are angry over his unpopular health care law, and Republicans are energized and excited about voting. Just the conditions a minority party like the Massachusetts GOP needs to pick up a governorship and send a couple of Republicans to Congress. Only one problem. I'm not writing about 2014. I'm writing about 2010. And while the Republican tide swept over nearly the entire country, it stopped dead at the border of Massachusetts. Voters re-elected Gov. Patrick and sent every member of Congress back to DC. The Republican candidate for state...
  • 'Agitated' Dems vent on ObamaCare woes (Senate Dems vent frustrations in WH meeting)

    11/01/2013 7:08:11 AM PDT · by Qbert · 61 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/31/13 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Democrats vented their frustrations over the faulty rollout of the Affordable Care Act in a meeting Thursday with White House chief of staff Denis McDonough and other senior officials. “There’s a lot of frustration, everywhere,” Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said after the meeting. McDonough tried to assure angry senators he is personally taking charge of the disparate federal offices in charge of implementing the massive law, which has been plagued by technical errors. “He gave us the impression that he’s taking charge of the different elements and cracking the whip. He said to let him know if we had...
  • Carr: We already met our knucklehead quota

    10/30/2013 9:10:47 AM PDT · by woodbutcher1963 · 16 replies
    Boston Herald.com ^ | Oct. 30, 2013 | Howie Carr
    First he ruins the health care system. Now he wants to come in and wreck the World Series.Say it ain’t so, B.O.How can we miss this guy when he won’t go away?Yesterday, the White House was dithering back and forth over whether to go to Game 6 tonight. They haven’t been this confused since they were trying to decide whether to bomb Syria.Listen, Mr. President, I understand that sports is one of many subjects you know absolutely nothing about. But trust me on this — tonight is going to be a big night for what the mayor calls “knuckleheads.”Local knuckleheads....
  • Who hired the Law Enforcement Snipers at Keene Pumpkin Fest 2013?

    10/22/2013 4:44:50 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 98 replies
    Graham Colson, an area resident for 15+ years who has been to Keene Pumpkin Fest for just as long, said the presence of snipers was unprecedented. He was able to take the above image of a two person sniper team on the rooftop of the Keene Apartments building overlooking Roxbury & Central Square earlier today. KPD Confirms: "The pictures you put on your website were police officers."
  • With the Obamacare website still not working, navigator organizations focus on education

    10/21/2013 6:23:00 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    Concord Monitor ^ | October 20, 2013 | By SARAH PALERMO
    Planned Parenthood of Northern New England trained seven existing employees as navigators and has hired and trained three new staff members, said Jennifer Frizzell, policy adviser for the organization. In the first week of enrollment, one navigator in Manchester had 45 appointments but she wasn’t able to enroll anyone online because of the glitches. Navigators are using paper applications, but are not telling people to submit them. Instead, they are using the papers and appointments to educate people about how health insurance works and the terms they will need to understand, such as premiums and copays, and how the tax...
  • Bleeding jobs in Obama's war on coal

    10/20/2013 2:32:05 PM PDT · by Moseley · 20 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | October 20, 2013 | Karen Testerman
    On June 25, Obama proposed a new Climate Action Plan to further the extremist war on coal. Nationwide, Obama’s EPA regulations are contributing to the loss of an estimated 13,000 – 17,000 jobs from the closures announced of 205 coal plants. Because of Obama’s plan, the nation will be losing more than 31,000 megawatts of electrical generating capacity. Here in New Hampshire, our electricity supply and jobs are under attack, as they are nationwide, by Obama’s “yes women” in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House. Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen has proven herself a reliable “me too” vote for Obama, as...
  • Exact Affordable Care Act insurance costs remain murky

    10/20/2013 5:35:43 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    The Nashua Telegraph ^ | October 20, 2013 | by David Brooks
    Almost a month after the nation began what is proving to be a rocky shift to a new form of national health insurance, the basic question of how much health insurance will cost people under the Affordable Care Act is still hard to answer. Contributing to the murkiness are continuing problems with the federal government’s insurance exchange website and the evolving nature of a system that was built from scratch. For example, if you make too much money to quality for tax-credit subsidies, the premiums could be higher than you expect, assuming you can even figure them out. “It won’t...
  • UPDATED: Fired Nashua store worker says he would pull gun on store robber again

    10/16/2013 6:21:16 AM PDT · by woodbutcher1963 · 12 replies
    Union Leader ^ | Oct. 15,2013 | Kimberly Houghton
    NASHUA — A store clerk who aimed a handgun at a knife-wielding robber early Monday morning and was later terminated for his actions did the correct thing, according to police. "From the information I have, the store clerk acted appropriately the other night when a man with a deadly weapon was within close proximity. He feared for his life and he took appropriate action," Lt. Denis Linehan said of Shannon "Bear" Cothran who was working at the Shell gas station, 301 Main St., at the time of the attempted robbery. Cothran may have violated a company policy that prohibits workers...
  • NH Store Clerk: “I Just Wanted To Go Home To My Family,” Fired For Self-Defense

    10/16/2013 6:02:14 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 46 replies
    michaelgraham.com ^ | 10/16/13 | Michael Graham
    Bear Cothran works–or rather, worked–at a Shell station in Nashua, NH. Over the weekend, in the wee hours of the morning, a large guy with a knife entered the store, demanded money and, according to Cothran, threatened to kill him if he didn’t cooperate. Cothran is a lawful New Hampshire gun owner, he had his gun on him, so he drew the gun and the robber left post-haste. Yay, the good guys win! Uh…no. At 11:20 [Monday] morning, Bear received a phone call from his boss, informing him that, in spite of his status as a 10-year employee in good...