Author Archive | William Tucker

Shawn O’Connor targets LGBT community with fundraising pitch: ‘We’re going to make history’

Image: linkedin.com Late last year, political newcomer Shawn O’Connor signaled his intent to aggressively target the LGBT community for campaign fundraising. This week, after announcing his candidacy for the First District congressional seat held by Republican Frank Guinta, O’Connor followed up with a fundraising plea declaring his determination to become New Hampshire’s first openly LGBT […]

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O’Brien’s shadow caucus funded by out-of-state corporate interests — and presidential wannabes

Image: facebook.com Former House Speaker Bill O’Brien, who is leading the caucus of dissident Republicans who have rejected the leadership team appointed by Speaker Shawn Jasper, still plans to open an office across the street from the State House. Last month, O’Brien told the Concord Monitor that the group’s activities will be funded by the […]

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Quote of the day: Obama is a ‘racist marxist muslim’

Image: SS&SS / CC BY-NC 2.0  The assertion by former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani that Pres. Obama does not love America is rather mild compared to the tirade unleashed by former state representative and 2010 congressional candidate Bob Giuda on Facebook this morning: This president is a racist marxist muslim – completely consistent […]

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Rep. Warren Groen compares abortion to slavery: ‘It’s about ownership’

Image: youtube.com/impolitical Wednesday, the New Hampshire House rejected an attempt to defund Planned Parenthood and other health care providers who provide abortion services. 76 Republicans voted with Democrats to defeat the measure, 216-142. The prime sponsor, Rep. Warren Groen (R-Rochester), defended the legislation on the House floor by recounting the story of 18th century English […]

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More guns equal more gun deaths, in one chart

Today, the New Hampshire House Criminal Justice Committee heard seven hours of testimony on legislation that would change how the state regulates guns. The proposed legislation would require universal background checks for commercial firearms sales (House Bill 650), prohibit the confiscation of firearms during a state of emergency (House Bill 512), repeal the license requirement […]

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National Right to Work Committee funneled over $25K to state Senate candidates in 2014

Image: Jobs With Justice / CC BY-NC 2.0 Using an elaborate network of political action committees, the National Right to Work Committee (NRTWC) funneled over $25,000 in out-of-state campaign contributions to five New Hampshire senatorial candidates in an apparent attempt to shift the balance of power in favor of right-to-work legislation. NRTWC, a leader in […]

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Lawmaker spreads anti-vaccine disinformation

Image: Natural News As the measles outbreak linked to Disneyland expands, a New Hampshire state lawmaker is promoting discredited, anti-vaccine myths. Rep. Max Abramson (R-Seabrook), who moved to the Granite State as part of the Free State Project, posted a link to a story on Natural News that claims vaccines contain dangerous levels of mercury, […]

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Bill to prohibit enforcement of federal firearms laws written by outsider group of ‘nullifier kooks’

Image: tenthamendmentcenter.com A bill sponsored by state Rep. JR Hoell that would prohibit the state from enforcing federal firearms legislation was written by an outside group that advocates “nullification” of federal laws it considers unconstitutional. House Bill 685 would prohibit the state, counties, cities and towns, school districts and special districts from enforcing any federal […]

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Measles outbreak sheds light on N.H. anti-vaxxers

Image: nhredress.info The ongoing measles outbreak has shed light on the anti-vaccine movement, which is being blamed for incubating an otherwise preventable epidemic. The most visible — and outspoken — Granite State anti-vaxxer is Laura Condon, New Hampshire director of advocacy for the National Vaccine Information Center, a group that campaigns against mandatory vaccination legislation. […]

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