Third Way Democrat looks to First District race

Image: draftshawnnh.org When we last checked in on Bedford lawyer and businessman Shawn O’Connor, the “Third Way” Democrat was gearing up to take on U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte in her 2016 re-election bid. Now it looks as if he’s turned his attention to the state’s 1st District congressional seat. “I am exploring all of my […]

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On Fifth Anniversary of Citizens United, Citizens Want ‘Money Out, Voters In’

Today, on the fifth anniversary of the Supreme Court’s disastrous Citizens United decision, 5 million citizens are telling Congress: “We want money out and voters in.” Ordinary Americans are signing petitions, contacting their members of Congress and standing against the takeover of our democracy by the 1 percent. The high court’s Citizens United decision wasn’t the first court action […]

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Shaheen, Kuster, and NH Democrats Praise Pres. Obama’s State Of The Union Address

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address: “Every time I’m in New Hampshire, the message I hear from people throughout the state is clear: people want Congress to work across the aisle to strengthen our middle class and expand economic opportunity. While we’ve seen […]

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January 22, 1959

One of the worst mining disasters in northeastern Pennsylvania history occurs when the Knox Mine Company digs illegally under the Susquehanna River without drilling boreholes to gauge the rock thickness overhead. The insufficient “roof” cover caused 10 billion gallons of water to pour into the mine. Ten people were indicted on a variety of charges, […]

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Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard L. Trumka on the State of the Union Address

President Obama eloquently and forcefully advocated for working families throughout his State of the Union Address this evening. The President’s focus on raising wages through collective bargaining, better paying jobs, a fairer tax code, fair overtime rules, and expanded access to education and earned leave sent the right message at the right time. So did […]

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New England Lawmakers Call For Assessment Of FairPoint Emergency Network Capabilities

Call follows outages of both New Hampshire and Vermont emergency communication networks  (Washington, DC) – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Representatives Peter Welch (D-VT) and Annie Kuster (D-NH) are calling on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to assess the ability of FairPoint Communications to operate emergency communications […]

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AFT President Randi Weingarten on President Obama’s State of the Union Address

“Unions give workers the voice they need, and public education gives our children the opportunity they deserve.”  WASHINGTON—American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten’s statement on President Obama’s State of the Union address: “Tonight, the president invoked our shared values, reminding us what unites us as a nation. He asked us to turn the page, […]

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Kelly Ayotte Confronted by Affordable Care Act Success Story Moments After Doubling Down on Repeal Pledge

Concord, N.H. – Just moments after pledging that the Affordable Care Act is “a bill that I have voted to repeal and it’s one that I would vote to do so again,” Kelly Ayotte came face-to-face with one of the tens of thousands of Granite Staters who would be hurt if Republican efforts to repeal the law […]

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January 21, 1946

750,000 steelworkers walk off the job, joining what would become known as the Great Strike Wave of 1946. The post-World War II strike wave was not limited to industrial workers; there were more strikes in transportation, communication, and public util…

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