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Grafton’s Free Stater band of merry pranksters target upcoming town meeting

Image: freestateproject.org / CC BY 3.0 The town of Grafton is ground zero in the Free Stater effort to move in and dismantle government. The group’s antics during last year’s town meeting — which began with an argument over the “Rules of Decorum” that prohibited cursing, name calling and personal attacks — made national headlines. […]

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N.H. Republicans launch ‘frontal attack on access to abortion and reproductive health services’

Image: Aleteia Image Partners / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0  On the 42nd anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling that established a woman’s right to an abortion, the New Hampshire House Judiciary Committee heard testimony on a bill that would outlaw the procedure. House Bill 194 would have the state declare that human life begins at conception […]

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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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Rep. John Burt: MOAR GUNZ!

Image: Mike Marland Fresh off his big win in the New Hampshire House where he convinced lawmakers to permit guns on the House floor and in the gallery, Rep. John Burt has set his sights on his next target: arming the state’s school teachers. “I am working on a bill for next year that would […]

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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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Kuster statement opposing Dodd-Frank roll-back at odds with congressional voting record

Image: Eliza Kern / CC BY 2.0  Congresswoman Ann Kuster’s assertion that she opposed a provision in the 2014 spending bill that weakened banking regulations is at odds with her congressional voting record. In December, the outgoing Congress passed a $1 trillion spending package that funds most of the federal government through the current fiscal […]

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Lawmaker seeks to defund Planned Parenthood for ‘cutting children into small pieces’

Image: youtube.com/impolitical A Republican lawmaker who accuses Planned Parenthood of practicing eugenics and “cutting children into small pieces” is sponsoring legislation to prohibit the state from funding any health care organization that performs abortions. “It’s not aimed specifically at Planned Parenthood,” Rep. Warren Groen said in an interview with Foster’s, “but if you are going […]

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Jack Kimball: ‘BBC admits Paris shooting fake!!’

Image: youtube.com Jack Kimball, former chairman of the New Hampshire Republican Party, shared a video on his Facebook page that claims the Charlie Hebdo shooting was a “false flag” operation. “Everyone needs to watch this, especially gun owners, prior Military and hunters,” Kimball wrote. “Even the BBC believes this shooting is fake.” The video Kimball […]

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GOP state representative from Nottingham resigns

U.S. Rep. Frank Guinta and Brian Dobson (Image: facebook.com) The Forum reports state Rep. Brian Dobson resigned from the New Hampshire House of Representatives on the first day of the new session. In November, the Nottingham Republican defeated incumbent Maureen Mann by a 3,934-3,256 margin in Rockingham District 32. The single-member floterial district comprises the […]

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