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Pro-life leaders react with alarm to Binnie’s abortion comments

January 24, 2010 by Patrick  
Filed under News & Politics

New Hampshire’s pro-life community is reacting with alarm to Republican Senate Hopeful Bill Binnie’s answer to a question as to why he is pro-choice. “I am greatly saddened by Mr. Binnie’s remarks,” said Barbara Hagan, a 40-year veteran of the pro-life movement and former President of New Hampshire Right to Life. “I could never decide [...]

Shea-Porter: Send the men home and Congress could pass health care reform

January 23, 2010 by Patrick  
Filed under News & Politics

In some of her most incendiary comments to date, Democratic Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) claimed on Saturday that female Republican members of Congress have confided in her, in the ladies room, no less, that if they could just send the male members of Congress home they could pass health care reform by the weekend. The [...]

UPDATE: Almy wants “reasonable compensation” set as $50K per year, gave away more than that to “leftwing” causes

January 14, 2010 by Patrick  
Filed under Business

The House Ways and Means Committee will hold a hearing Thursday on a measure, HB 1607, to define “reasonable compensation,” the amount of compensation that will be exempt from taxation under Gov. John Lynch’s new LLC tax, at $50,000 per year. The measure is sponsored by committee chair Susan Almy. But Almy may be a [...]

Bill Binnie’s ads

January 11, 2010 by Patrick  
Filed under News & Politics

Republican Bill Binnie is the first Senate candidate on the air in New Hampshire. Below are the two spots Binnie is promoting on his website. Together they portray a hardworking businessman with an American Dream backstory: INTRODUCTION OUR ECONOMY

Will Paul Hodes return the money he raised with Harry Reid?

January 9, 2010 by Patrick  
Filed under News & Politics

Political insiders are wondering if New Hampshire Senate hopeful Paul Hodes will return now-tainted money he raised with the help of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on June 3rd in Washington, DC. It’s unclear how much Reid delivered for Hodes. But what is clear is that Reid is in hot water. According to a new [...]

Shea-Porter goes rogue on health reform

January 9, 2010 by Patrick  
Filed under Health

One thing is clear: Unless Sen. Harry Reid and President Barack Obama back down on the excise tax in the health reform bills being merged in a secret conference committee, Democratic Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) will not vote for the final bill, the New York Times reports. And that’s not the only feature of the [...]

Binnie makes moves to own January

January 9, 2010 by Patrick  
Filed under News & Politics

The U.S. Senate campaign of Bill Binnie certainly is making aggressive moves to own the month of January. And beyond, perhaps. Veteran Republican strategist, and Sununu family consigliore, Paul Collins started consulting for Binnie this week, placing a master of New Hampshire politics, ahem, behind the wheel of the Binnie operation. Binnie also impressed the [...]

Shea-Porter sounding less bullish on health bill

January 8, 2010 by Patrick  
Filed under Health

There was a time when Democratic Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) condemned opponents of President Barack Obama’s health care reform push as “tea baggers.” But these days it’s sounding more and more like Carol Shea-Porter herself opposes what Obama is trying to do. On Thursday, Shea-Porter’s office criticized the so-called “Cornhusker Kickback” deal that would give [...]

Sentinel editor disappointed in process, but blames Republicans for C-SPAN flip

January 7, 2010 by Patrick  
Filed under Health

An editor from the Keene Sentinel is placing partial blame for President Barack Obama’s C-SPAN flop-flop on Republican opponents of health care reform efforts in Washington, DC. While campaigning for the presidential nomination in New Hampshire, then-Sen. Barack Obama told the editors of the Keene Sentinel, “we will have a public process for forming this [...]

Sentinel, Foster’s silent on Obama C-SPAN flip, Telegraph weighs in [UPDATED]

January 7, 2010 by Patrick  
Filed under Health

The editorial departments of two Granite State newspapers to whom then-Sen. Barack Obama made his now-infamous promise to broadcast health care reform negotiations on C-SPAN are silent in the wake of that broken campaign commitment. Neither the Keene Sentinel nor Forster’s Daily Democrat responded to NowHampshire.com’s request for comment as to whether they feel presidential [...]

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