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NH GOP Clown Car Derails in Iowa

Mr. O’Brien went to Iowa and displayed all of the charm and charisma that have made him a legend in New Hampshire:O’Brien introduced himself to Iowa as the present Republican NH House Leader. Bet the guy who was actually elected to the position was sur…

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‘Our party is more united than it’s ever been’ — all evidence to the contrary

Image: Steve Garvie / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 In 2011, when state Rep. Susan Emerson proposed a budget amendment restoring social service cuts, then-Speaker Bill O’Brien accused her of not being a real Republican. “He threatened to kick me out of the Republican caucus, said I wasn’t a Republican,” the longtime Rindge representative told the Concord […]

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Committee chair answers O’Brien, says he asked Jasper to remove lawmaker with felony conviction

Image: J. Stephen Conn / CC BY-NC 2.0  The chairman and vice-chairman of the House Criminal Justice Committee asked Speaker Jasper to remove Rep. Albert “Max” Abramson (R-Seabrook) from the committee after learning of his 2012 felony conviction. In an email to Republican lawmakers, Rep. John Tholl (R-Whitefield) wrote that he was compelled to set […]

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O’Brien blasts Jasper for removing lawmaker with felony conviction from criminal justice panel

Image: Zach Stern / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Former House Speaker Bill O’Brien has attacked Speaker Shawn Jasper over his decision to remove a lawmaker with a felony conviction from the House Criminal Justice Committee. Rep. Albert “Max” Abramson, who moved to New Hampshire in 2004 as one of the first 1000 individuals to sign the […]

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Drama over N.H. House seating assignments: What goes around comes around

The latest drama between the warring factions of the Republican Party involves the House seating assignments. Lawmakers were quick to note that Bill O’Brien and his most ardent followers, who are challenging Speaker Shawn Jasper for control of the GOP caucus, are all sitting together in what one of his loyalists referred to as Murderers’ […]

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Newspapers Across NH Scold O’Brien for Destructive Antics, When Will Kelly Ayotte & GOP Leaders End Their Silence?

Concord, N.H. – Newspapers across the state have repeatedly blasted Bill O’Brien for his childish and harmful behavior, begging the question, when will Kelly Ayotte, Chuck Morse, and Republican Party leaders end their silence and stop endorsing O’Brien as he fights to destroy the New Hampshire House from within. “Bill O’Brien’s increasingly desperate attempts to […]

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Portsmouth Herald: Bill O’Brien a dangerous demagogue who will stop at nothing to get power

Reps. Bill O’Brien and Al Baldasaro (Image: youtube.com) Former Speaker Bill O’Brien is undeterred by this week’s rules committee vote turning back the attempt by his supporters to force Speaker Shawn Jasper to name O’Brien House majority leader. In an interview with John DiStaso, O’Brien outlined his extraordinary plan to lead a “shadow caucus” of […]

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Quote of the day: Assume the position

State House Rep. Al Baldasaro (R-Londonderry), announcing plans to run for House Republican Leader when the party caucus called by former Speaker Bill O’Brien meets: Fellow Republican Team Members, I was hoping that Rep O’Brien assumed the position, which in accordance with our caucus is the right person to serve as our Republican Leader. Since […]

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Bill O’Brien loyalists plot to overthrow N.H. House Speaker Shawn Jasper

Image: youtube.com Bill O’Brien loyalists are plotting to replace House Speaker Shawn Jasper when the House reconvenes in January. In a public, online message board, Rep. JR Hoell (R-Dunbarton) described plans for a coup. “It only takes 201 [votes] to unseat the @#$#$@^%$&^%*&,” he wrote. “Don’t give him the benefit of assuming he is in, […]

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