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Sen. Cataldo acknowledges obtaining Nuclear Engineering degree from notorious diploma mill

In a letter to the editor of Foster’s Daily Democrat, state Sen. Sam Cataldo (R-Farmington) acknowledged receiving his Masters degree in Nuclear Engineering from an unaccredited institution that offered illegitimate academic degrees and diplomas for a fee. As we reported last month, Cataldo obtained the degree from LaSalle University in Mandeville, Louisiana. The notorious diploma […]

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GOP lawmakers vote to reverse State House gun ban

Rep. John Burt (Image: youtube.com) The House Rules Committee today approved a proposal to allow lawmakers and members of the public to carry firearms on the House floor and in the visitors’ gallery. The rule change was proposed by Rep. John Burt (R-Goffstown), who attempted to enact a similar proposal in 2013. “If we become […]

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Jasper makes good on pledge to name all GOP committee chairs, O’Brien loyalists not assuaged

When Rep. Jasper was nominated for House speaker, he promised that he would appoint Republicans to chair all of the House committees. Today he made good on that pledge as he announced the chairs and vice-chairs who will preside over the House standing committees for the next two years. Bill O’Brien loyalists, still angry that […]

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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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Is Rep. JR Hoell attempting to corner the market on N.H. politico web addresses?

Image: twitter.com Earlier today, Kathleen Ronayne and John DiStaso reported House Speaker Shawn Jasper emailed lawmakers warning them of a series of fake social media accounts in his name. The accounts include Twitter (@speakerjasper), Facebook (SpeakerJasper) and three web domains (shawnjasper.com, shawnjasper.org and shawnjasper.net). We looked up the domain ownership and found Rep. JR Hoell […]

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N.H. Right to Life likens Obamacare to Nazi atrocities

Images: facebook.com New Hampshire Right to Life PAC shared a message on its Facebook page comparing Obamacare to Nazi atrocities. “Evil must be confronted,” wrote NHRTL president Jane Cormier. “On every front.” The message NHRTL shared was originally posted by Daniel Becker, president of Georgia Right to Life and founder of Personhood Alliance, a national […]

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Rep. Al Baldasaro: ‘I will never sell my soul to the devil for any chair position or a parking spot’

Image: youtube.com In an open letter he posted on Facebook, state House Rep. Al Baldasaro (R-Londonderry) explains why he will not accept a committee chair position under Speaker Shawn Jasper. An excerpt: I can not accept a chairs position, nor do I expect to be asked because I couldn’t live with myself knowing that the […]

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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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