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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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Watching the election returns: Links and resources

Image: Marc Nozell / CC BY 2.0  Links to up-to-the-minute vote totals from Associated Press: U.S. Congress:  Total  |  Detail N.H. Governor and U.S. Senate:  Totals  |  Detail N.H. House and Senate:  Totals  |  Detail N.H. Executive Council:  Totals  |  Detail Miscellany Blue PVI data and maps: Executive Council Districts:  Map N.H. Senate Districts:  Map N.H. […]

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Marilinda Garcia: Social Security an example of government that has ‘gone far, far astray’

Image: House Majority PAC As a state Representative in 2012, Garcia was one of 124 House Republicans who voted in favor of a resolution urging Congress “to privatize all aspects of Social Security.” On the campaign trail earlier this year, she explained that she believes Social Security is an example of the government going “far, […]

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By the numbers: 68% of spending for Garcia’s congressional campaign linked to Koch brothers

Image: youtube.com An analysis of campaign finance reports indicates over two-thirds of the money raised by Marilinda Garcia or spent by outside groups on her behalf came from groups with direct ties or close connections to the billionaire Koch brothers. In last week’s NH1 debate, Garcia dismissed the influence the right-wing billionaires have had on […]

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Marilinda Garcia on Violence Against Women Act: ‘Catchy title . . . doesn’t make it a great law’

Image: NH1.com In last night’s NH1 debate, 2nd District congressional candidate Marilinda Garcia repeated her opposition to the Violence Against Women Act. “I’m about smart spending and smart non-redundant legislation,” she said, “so just because there’s a catchy title that the Congresswoman might throw out there so that she can then beat an opponent’s head […]

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Portsmouth Herald: ‘O’Brien for Congress is a bad joke’

An editorial in the Portsmouth Herald doesn’t mince words. The paper says the announcement by former state House Speaker Bill O’Brien that he is considering a run for Congress in the 2nd district “is a bad joke:” O’Brien’s two years as N.H. speaker were some of the most divisive, spiteful and unproductive in recent memory. […]

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Kuster charts a ‘bipartisan’ course

2nd District Congresswoman Ann Kuster is one of six House Agriculture Committee Democrats who voted with the Republican majority and approved legislation last week that would deregulate Wall Street derivatives. Huffington Post reports the proposed legislation “would expand taxpayer support for derivatives and create broad new trading loopholes allowing banks to shirk risk management standards […]

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Sabato rating: NH1 toss-up, NH2 leans Democratic

In its debut House ratings for the 2014 cycle, Larry Sabato’s Crystal Ball identifies New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District as one of just seven toss-up races. That’s an improvement for Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter. In ratings updated just before the 2012 election, editor Kyle Kondik handicapped the race as “Leans Republican” and wrote that he favored incumbent Frank Guinta to […]

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Marking a milestone

Monday July 30, 2012 marks the 47th anniversary of the creation of Medicare. My mother-in-law, Nanny, spent her working years as a bookkeeper at a medical office in Columbus, Ohio. Like so many Americans, she worked hard and paid into Medicare, knowing that one day she could count on having high-quality health care when she […]

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