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Rep. Dan McGuire: Medicaid expansion may be responsible for heroin epidemic

Image: vimeo.com/ipmnation State House Rep. Dan McGuire (R-Epson) thinks Medicaid expansion may responsible for the state’s heroin epidemic. “The two things seem to be happening at roughly the same time,” explained the three-term Free Stater. On “Rock, Paper, Hand Grenades,” an online interview show hosted by Rep. Gary Hopper (R-Weare) and Matt Connarton, the discussion […]

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A libertarian asks, ‘Can law enforcement and the Free State Project coexist?’

Image: Joseph Morris / CC BY-ND 2.0 One of the fundamental differences that separates libertarian Republicans from party regulars (and Democrats) is their attitude toward law enforcement. This distinction was recently highlighted in an exchange on the Free State Project discussion forum, in which a potential Free Stater asked if her husband, who is pursuing […]

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Spurious Quotations (part umpteen)

Today’s spurious quotation comes to us from Republican gubernatorial candidate Andrew Hemingway and state House Rep. Jordan Ulery (R-Hudson), who posted a Facebook meme with a quotation attributed to Thomas Jefferson: “Most bad government has grown out of too much government.” Researchers with the Thomas Jefferson Foundation consulted Jefferson’s archives and declared the quotation “has […]

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Commission rejects GOP petition to purge Dover checklists, require voters to re-register in person

Image: Isaac Epstein The New Hampshire ballot law commission has rejected a petition to purge the voter checklist in Dover Wards 1,2,3 and 4 and require voters to re-register in person. The petition drive was led by former councilman and state representative David Scott, who has been pursuing allegations of voter fraud since he lost […]

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Voter suppression scheme would require voters to re-register in person or be removed from checklist

Image: badsci / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 The latest voter suppression scheme by Republicans involves a little-known provision of state election law that could be invoked to require voters in four Dover voting wards to re-register in person before the next election. Foster’s reports David Scott, a former Dover councilman and Republican state representative, has filed […]

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N.H. GOP chair in more honest days: ‘Donald Trump is not a credible candidate for President’

Image: youtube.com/bostonherald Yesterday, former House Speaker Bill O’Brien and his shadow caucus hosted a house party for billionaire real estate mogul Donald Trump, who once again claims to be exploring a presidential bid. O’Brien, who has reportedly asked potential Republican presidential candidates for up to $50,000 for the privilege of appearing before the dissident lawmakers, […]

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A former lawmaker’s unabashed racism

Image: facebook.com A former state Representative who made national headlines for his provocative rhetoric has posted a blatantly racist meme on Facebook. Jerry Bergevin (R-Manchester) posted the image, which actually depicts stacks of watermelons in a Mexican produce market, with the caption, “Downstairs at the While House.” The image was included with a link to […]

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NH-1 campaign follies: Does Shawn O’Connor have a Jon Huntsman problem?

Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman stumbled out of the gate when he launched his 2011 presidential campaign. “Every detail of Jon Huntsman’s long-awaited campaign launch was meticulously planned,” reported ABC News’ Sarah Kunin, “except of course for one minor detail: the misspelling of the candidate’s name.” “John Huntsman for President,” read the press credentials distributed […]

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Rep. Abramson refuses to meet with Speaker Jasper ‘for reasons that would be impolite to repeat’

Image: wmur.com State Rep. Max Abramson, who was removed from the House criminal justice committee after the GOP leadership learned of his 2012 felony conviction, has written an open letter to Speaker Shawn Jasper requesting a new committee assignment but refusing Jasper’s request for a one-on-one meeting saying he fears it would be a “trap.” […]

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Rep. Warren Groen: ‘Don’t frack my mother’

Video: New Hampshire General Court One never quite knows what to expect when Rep. Warren Groen (R-Rochester) delivers a speech on the House floor. During the 2012 marriage equality debate, the Concord Monitor reported Groen warned lawmakers that “same-sex marriage is part of a ‘slippery slope’ that would lead to polygamy for bisexual people and […]

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