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Is Andy Smith a non-partisan shill?

How else to explain Andy Smith’s persistent prognostications that, like most of our journalists’, turn out to be wrong? There’s a comprehensive review of Smith’s track record on Dailykos, explicating why he is not to be believed. I do think he serves a purpose, but perhaps it’s inadvertent. Perhaps Andy Smith just doesn’t realize that […]

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Scott Brown, money bags

Raymond Buckley, Chair of the New Hampshire Democrats, writes: Friend: Today, Scott Brown helicoptered into New Hampshire politics once again — this time writing a $10,000 check to the New Hampshire Republican Party. In 2012, Scott Brown raised more than $30 million from the same people who caused the government shutdown — Tea Party loyalists […]

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Senator Cruz Is Not The Only One Who Wants To Shut Down The Government Over The ACA

Senator Cruz Is Not The Only One Who Wants To Shut Down The Government Over The ACA

There are a lot of people talking about the upcoming showdown over the Affordable Care Act and the Continuing Resolution to keep the government running.  Without a budget or a Continuing Resolution the government will be forced to close up shop due to lack of funds. This has been the subject of many previous debates in the last few years.  It seems that every three to six months Congress is threatening to shut down the government if they do not make significant changes.   Obviously this debate goes both ways. Right now the debate over the Continuing Resolution (CR) has turned … Continue reading

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Senator Carper introduces legislation to virtually end the USPS

Democratic Senator Tom Carper has moved the Postal Service one big step closer to extinction this weekend by introducing his new Postal Reform Act S 1486. Mr Carper a long time ally of wealthy corporate interests intends to drive the stake into the heart of the worlds best Postal Service. His bill on many levels closely resembles Congressman Issa’s HR 2748 which passed out of a House committee 10 days ago on a party line vote, with only GOP support. Carper’s S 1486 will allow the elimination of Saturday delivery in just one year. That itself will put the USPS in a … Continue reading

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Strong Labor Opposition To Senate Bill 37 (The bill to restrict collective bargaining in NH)

When you talk about cutting collective bargaining rights for public employees, the labor unions come out in droves.  As they should. Thats why we form unions.  One solid voice to speak for the membership. Today was no different.  At the committee hearing for Senate Bill 37, “an act relative to management rights under collective bargaining” members […]

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NH Senate President Writes Legislation To End Collective Bargaining

After enduring two full years of constant attacks on the collective bargaining process, we thought that after the elections we would be safe.  We were wrong! Senate President Peter Bragdon, who is a strong supporter of Right To Work legislation, has introduced a bill that would effectively end collective bargaining for public employees, without actually […]

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A Democratic Senate Majority

UNH pollster Andy Smith wrote in a press release today: “Likely 2012 New Hampshire voters are also more likely to say they will vote for Democratic candidates for NH Senate than they have been in earlier polls. Currently, 42% say they will vote for the Democratic candidate from their district, 36% support the Republican candidate, […]

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