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Sorg: Immigrants want government to ‘give you stuff’

After Latinos overwhelming voted for Pres. Obama, Republicans are bowing to political reality and embracing immigration reform. Former state Rep. Gregory Sorg (R-Easton) didn’t get the memo. On NHPR’s The Exchange, he told host Brady Carlson that he is skeptical of achieving immigration reform under “a President who has said that the function of government […]

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Sabato rating: NH1 toss-up, NH2 leans Democratic

In its debut House ratings for the 2014 cycle, Larry Sabato’s Crystal Ball identifies New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District as one of just seven toss-up races. That’s an improvement for Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter. In ratings updated just before the 2012 election, editor Kyle Kondik handicapped the race as “Leans Republican” and wrote that he favored incumbent Frank Guinta to […]

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Petition asks NH chiefs of police to cancel gun raffle

An online petition with nearly 3000 signatures asks the New Hampshire Association of Chiefs of Police to cancel a controversial fundraising raffle. The month-long raffle is scheduled to kick off on May 1 with daily prizes of pistols, rifles and semi-automatic weapons. The police chiefs are holding the Month of NH Made Firearms promotion to raise […]

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Bills would dismantle state’s domestic violence laws

Victim advocates say two bills being heard by the House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee are “direct attempts to dismantle New Hampshire’s domestic violence laws.” Rep. Dan Itse (R-Fremont) is the prime sponsor of House Bill 502 and House Bill 503, which would limit the ability of law enforcement to arrest perpetrators of domestic […]

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Conspiracy theories take center stage at gun rally

Paranoia runs deep among those who oppose proposals to curb gun violence — if the speakers during Thursday’s gun rally in Concord are any indication. Patch’s Tony Schinella reported that many of the speakers echoed the “black helicopter” conspiracy theories that are accepted as gospel in the right-wing echo chamber; conspiracies that involve Pres. Obama […]

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