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Hodes on ObamaCare: We’ll “fix it as you go along”

October 12, 2010 by ShawnMillerick  
Filed under Health

Democratic Senate hopeful Rep. Paul Hodes (NH-02) on Monday acknowledged for the first time that the national health care law he voted for earlier this year contains flawed provisions but dismissed any criticism saying Congress was already in discussions with small businesses to “fix that [provision] if and when the health care bill passed.” Hodes’ [...]

Shea-Porter falsely claims she doesn’t use term “teabagger”

April 26, 2010 by Shawn Millerick  
Filed under Health

Democratic Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) chastised a supporter at a recent town hall meeting for referring to opponents of President Barack Obama’s new health care law as “teabaggers.” But Shea-Porter has defiantly refused to apologize for having used the term herself in the past. The questioner, who later identified herself as a public school teacher, [...]

Citizens Alliance refuses to retract press release alleging ‘Tea Party White Pride activities’

March 24, 2010 by Patrick  
Filed under Health

NH Citizens Alliance appears unwilling to retract a press release the organization issued on Sunday that inaccurately attributed a “white pride” rally in Concord to “NH Tea Party members.” The press release appeared to have been picked up only by a leftwing blog with close ties to the New Hampshire Democrat Party. An investigation by [...]

Will Pelosi deploy ‘the Shea-Porter solution?’

March 17, 2010 by Staff Reporter  
Filed under Health

As Republicans and tea party activists reacted with outrage to Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s apparent endorsement of the so-called “Slaughter Solution,” a parliamentary trick thought up by Pelosi ally Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-N.Y.) to pass the unpopular health care bill without actually having a vote, is the Speaker now considering “the Shea-Porter Solution?” Late Tuesday, Pelosi [...]

Stephen Lynch wants to ‘blow up’ rare government program that’s working

March 14, 2010 by Staff Reporter  
Filed under Health

Rep. Stephen Lynch of the House Oversight Committee suggested during a hearing last week that Congress should “blow up” the federal health benefits program known as FEHBP. But a growing number of experts think that this scorched earth approach to a system that 8 million Americans rely on for health benefits is a bad idea. [...]

Number Two: Dem Congresswoman confirms Shea-Porter’s bathroom story

January 25, 2010 by Patrick  
Filed under Health

Rep. Carol Shea-Porter now says she was just using “humor” when she accused men of holding up health care reform. But Florida Democratic Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz is backing up Carol Shea-Porter’s story that she and Republican female members of Congress claim they could pass health care reform “by the weekend” if they just sent [...]

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 [...]

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’s request for comment as to whether they feel presidential [...]

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