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Free Staters take credit for Bill O’Brien win, announce plan to primary Kelly Ayotte

Image: youtube.com House Republicans today picked Bill O’Brien to be their nominee for Speaker by a 116-112 vote. Members of the Free State Project, who claim to have won 20 seats for the 2015-2016 session, took credit for O’Brien’s win over former Speaker Gene Chandler. On Ron Paul Forums, one early mover described the Free […]

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Lee Quandt: Pundits say N.H. is a purple state, it looks more like a black and blue state to me

Image: Zach Stern / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Former state Rep. Lee Quandt (R-Exeter), who had his share of battles with former Speaker Bill O’Brien, provides his take on the House speakership contest between O’Brien and Rep. Gene Chandler — and explains why Kelly Ayotte and friends endorsed Chandler: Republicans took a drubbing because O’Brien brought […]

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Republican Liberty Caucus: Ayotte is a miscreant who neither understands nor respects N.H. House

Image: Gage Skidmore / CC BY-SA 2.0  Republican Liberty Caucus of New Hampshire chair Aaron Day has written a blistering response to U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte and other senior Republican leaders who endorsed Gene Chandler for state House Speaker. Day, who also leads the Free State Project, followed his group’s endorsement of former Speaker Bill […]

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In the United States, in the 21st Century

Three weeks ago, the news was all Ebola, all the time. Todd Kincannon, the former Executive Director of the South Carolina Republican Party announced, “the protocol for a positive Ebola test should be immediate humane execution and sanitization of the whole are. That will save lives.” The President was labeled inept and weak at handling […]

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Quote of the day: ‘This is America’

Image: youtube.com I know it’s anticipated, but I can’t believe the people would put him there to do that. This is America. We should be free. We shouldn’t be under dictatorship by him. — State House Rep. Laura Pantelakos (D-Portsmouth), the dean of the House, on the prospect of Bill O’Brien being named Speaker of the […]

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Portsmouth Herald: ‘O’Brien for Congress is a bad joke’

An editorial in the Portsmouth Herald doesn’t mince words. The paper says the announcement by former state House Speaker Bill O’Brien that he is considering a run for Congress in the 2nd district “is a bad joke:” O’Brien’s two years as N.H. speaker were some of the most divisive, spiteful and unproductive in recent memory. […]

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RTW Part Deux Redux

Susan has a run down of the proceedings of the RTW Bill (HB 32) as it came before  House Labor, Industrial, and Rehabilitative Services Committee yesterday (1/30/13) Obie tells us that NH will either be left behind in a Northeast that is a forced union part of the country, or join and enjoy the benefits […]

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Next chapter in O’Brien’s right to work obsession

Once again, former state House Speaker Bill O’Brien is sponsoring right to work legislation — despite conceding that it has no chance of becoming law this session. Susan Bruce was on hand to cover today’s hearing by the House Labor Committee: [View the story “Here we go again: Right to work hearing” on Storify] Here […]

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Bill O’Brien: Union bosses blocking right to work

Former state House Speaker Bill O’Brien took to Facebook to gin up attendance for a Wednesday morning committee hearing on right to work legislation. It’s not going to pass, he concedes, because “union bosses” are calling the shots: Clearly, it will not pass this session because the House majority Democrat party, receiving at times upwards […]

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Quote of the day: Bill O’Brien’s control

New Hampshire voters soundly rejected former House Speaker Bill O’Brien’s radical agenda last fall. Undeterred, Bill O’Brien reintroduced so-called “Right-to-Work” legislation and is even considering a run for statewide office. And on Saturday, Bill O’Brien’s control over the New Hampshire Republican Party was evident as he was chosen to nominate Jennifer Horn as their Party Chair. […]

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