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O’Brien’s shadow caucus funded by out-of-state corporate interests — and presidential wannabes

Image: facebook.com Former House Speaker Bill O’Brien, who is leading the caucus of dissident Republicans who have rejected the leadership team appointed by Speaker Shawn Jasper, still plans to open an office across the street from the State House. Last month, O’Brien told the Concord Monitor that the group’s activities will be funded by the […]

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Rep. Warren Groen compares abortion to slavery: ‘It’s about ownership’

Image: youtube.com/impolitical Wednesday, the New Hampshire House rejected an attempt to defund Planned Parenthood and other health care providers who provide abortion services. 76 Republicans voted with Democrats to defeat the measure, 216-142. The prime sponsor, Rep. Warren Groen (R-Rochester), defended the legislation on the House floor by recounting the story of 18th century English […]

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More guns equal more gun deaths, in one chart

Today, the New Hampshire House Criminal Justice Committee heard seven hours of testimony on legislation that would change how the state regulates guns. The proposed legislation would require universal background checks for commercial firearms sales (House Bill 650), prohibit the confiscation of firearms during a state of emergency (House Bill 512), repeal the license requirement […]

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Lawmaker spreads anti-vaccine disinformation

Image: Natural News As the measles outbreak linked to Disneyland expands, a New Hampshire state lawmaker is promoting discredited, anti-vaccine myths. Rep. Max Abramson (R-Seabrook), who moved to the Granite State as part of the Free State Project, posted a link to a story on Natural News that claims vaccines contain dangerous levels of mercury, […]

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Bill to prohibit enforcement of federal firearms laws written by outsider group of ‘nullifier kooks’

Image: tenthamendmentcenter.com A bill sponsored by state Rep. JR Hoell that would prohibit the state from enforcing federal firearms legislation was written by an outside group that advocates “nullification” of federal laws it considers unconstitutional. House Bill 685 would prohibit the state, counties, cities and towns, school districts and special districts from enforcing any federal […]

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Marple Tunnel Syndrome: Lawmaker seeks to remove public officials who violate state’s sovereignty

Image: youtube.com State Rep. Richard Marple believes the state’s sovereignty has experienced “serious erosion” and he is determined to punish the public officials who are responsible. The Hookset Republican is the prime sponsor for legislation that would cause the “immediate removal from office with no appeal” for any official who “advocates or performs any act […]

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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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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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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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