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AFP - The Thanksgiving debate can wait... Simple Answers if it doesn't!

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Thanksgiving is upon us, coming with it a flood of articles from the Left about how to combat your crazy uncle's political talking points.

But at AFP, we believe family and community are sacred. We don't suggest starting a squabble over the green bean casserole...but, we DID put together a handy guide you can use over the rest of the year! 

Sure, the typical big-government talking points may make your face scrunch up...but here's how to make them eat their words, long after the turkey and stuffing are gone!

We need to invest in alternative energy sources to shape the energy marketplace. 


If we want abundant, affordable energy, the government shouldn't use our tax dollars to give handouts to politically-connected corporations. In fact, we shouldn't be subsidizing any forms of energy.

ObamaCare will succeed if conservatives just let it.


Since being passed in 2009, ObamaCare has only gotten less popular, and for good reason: it has broken nearly every promise made, and led to rising costs, worse care and more bureaucracy.

States need to stop holding out on Medicaid expansion so people can get the care they need.


ObamaCare was supposed to make healthcare better and more affordable, but has only made things worse. Medicaid is a broken system that forces our poorest to the back of the line; why would we force more people onto that? Another failing government program isn't the answer.

Right-to-work supporters want to break unions because they support rich corporations over the average worker.
Right-to-work is about one thing only: more choice. The truth is, workers deserve the freedom to choose whether they want to join a union or not, and nobody should lose their job because they decide the union isn't serving their needs or representing them well. 

We're out of money for roads and bridges. We need to raise taxes, but Americans for Prosperity won't let us!


Before politicians reach for our wallets, we need to make sure they're using our tax dollars wisely. We know politicians love funding goofy pet projects and handing over billions to political allies. Your gas tax doesn't just go to fixing roads...have you ever heard of squirrel sanctuaries? Turtle tunnels? Time to cut the waste.  

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We hope this guide helps you win over your friends and neighbors any time of year...just don't let it ruin a wonderful holiday!



2016 Policy Preview and Winter Social with the Josiah Bartlett Center 


The middle of a long primary season with the legislative session almost upon us – The perfect time for The Josiah Bartlett Center’s much-anticipated  and now traditional Annual Policy Preview and Winter Social! 

That’s right, after the resounding success of last year’s remarkably interesting and not-so-remarkably festive event, we’re holding what promises to be the networking event of the season on December 16, at the Manchester Millyard Museum. We hope you can join us for an evening of facts, fun, and fellowship – not necessarily in that order.  Mingle with the movers and shakers of government, hear what’s going on before it makes the news, all while enjoying the remarkable treasure that is the Manchester Millyard Museum.
I hope to see you there!

                                                                                                    -Charlie Arlinghaus


MPP - N.H. Judge Orders Health Dept. to Issue Medical Marijuana Card to Terminal Patient

With an ID card, Linda Horan will be able to obtain medical marijuana legally in Maine and use it without fear of arrest in New Hampshire; Horan sued DHHS after it refused to issue ID cards until dispensaries open next year


* Statements below from Horan’s attorney *


CONCORD — On Tuesday, a Merrimack County Superior Court Judge ordered the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to issue a medical marijuana ID card to a woman with terminal cancer in order to expedite her access to medical marijuana.


Linda Horan of Alstead filed a lawsuit against DHHS Commissioner Nicholas Toumpas earlier this month, asking the agency to immediately issue her a medical marijuana ID card so that she can begin obtaining medical marijuana legally in Maine and using it without fear of arrest in New Hampshire. The lawsuit is available at


DHHS is responsible for administrating the state’s medical marijuana program, which has experienced several delays since Gov. Maggie Hassan signed it into law in July 2013. The agency began accepting applications from patients interested in participating in the program, but patients remain at risk of arrest and prosecution until they receive program ID cards. DHHS is refusing to issue ID cards until dispensaries open, which is not expected until 2016.


Horan, who suffers from stage IV lung cancer, filed an application with DHHS after receiving approval from all five of her physicians.


Statement from Horan’s attorney, Paul Twomey:


“We are extremely grateful to Judge McNamara for directing the state to follow the law and not deprive critically ill patients of medicine. The Department of Health and Human Services has been extremely helpful and compassionate throughout this process, and we fully expect them to process Linda’s application expeditiously so that she might travel to Maine to obtain her medicine. We hope that the rest of state government will benefit from this case and start to work to heal and not hinder patients.


“The current law does not provide anything like adequate access to medical care, especially in the North Country where extremely ill patients must travel for hours and hours to reach the nearest treatment center. There are simple solutions to accessproblems if the government can manage to deal with this as a health problem. We must let our doctors make decisions about health care.


“I would like to express my gratitude to the Marijuana Policy Project for its invaluable assistance that made it possible for Linda Horan to receive the medical treatment she needs and deserves. Quite simply, we would not have been able to bring this lawsuit without their help.


“Linda is a hero. Facing death, she has chosen to fight for the rights of all the critically ill patients in New Hampshire, who should not have to fear arrest because they are sick. She may be dying, but we all owe her our thanks for showing us how to live.”


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The Marijuana Policy Project is the nation’s largest marijuana policy organization. For more information, visit



Daily Signal - Lawyers Suing Farmers for Refusing to Host Same-Sex Wedding Compare Case to 'Race Discrimination' 

The Daily Signal

Nov. 25, 2015

Good day before Thanksgiving from Washington, where France’s leader appealed for President Obama’s help in the war against the Islamic State. Kelsey Harkness caught up with the couple fined for declining to host a same-sex wedding. The Obama administration rushed out 144 major regulations as most Americans prepared for turkey day. And tasty commentaries examine how progressivism is at odds with giving thanks and what’s wrong with the president’s call for talking politics at the dinner table. Morning Bell will pause for the holiday and return to your inbox Monday.


Lawyers Suing Farmers for Refusing to Host Same-Sex Wedding Compare Case to ‘Race Discrimination’

Cynthia Gifford, owner of Liberty Ridge Farm, told The Daily Signal she felt the arguments from the New York Civil Liberties Union were “one-sided,” and didn’t take into account her constitutional rights.

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Obama Administration Announces 144 Big Regulations Right Before Thanksgiving

President Barack Obama is nothing if not predictable. Required by law to release plans for new regulations twice a year, the administration has consistently done so just before major holidays, when few are paying attention.

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Why George Washington Thought the Practice of Gratitude Was Essential for the American Character

National days of reflection are required to unify the American public in common sentiment. Washington had this in mind in issuing his rightly famous Thanksgiving Day proclamation of 1789.

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How Will Downing of Russian Plane Impact Campaign Against ISIS?

As President Barack Obama and French President François Hollande announced that the U.S.-led coalition would intensify its airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq and Syria, the two leaders suggested their efforts are limited by Russia’s lack of cooperation.

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What This Formerly Homeless Man Does for the Homeless on Thanksgiving

Jeff Tooles is looking forward to working a 12-to-14-hour-long shift on Thanksgiving Day. He’ll cook roughly 70 “nice, pretty, golden brown” turkeys for those city dwellers that, as he says, “don’t have anywhere to go.”

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Once Again, Obama Wants You to Push Liberal Views During a Holiday Dinner

Should the White House really be urging that a holiday be the time for political debates? After all, Thanksgiving is traditionally a time to give thanks, not swap statistics and battle over government control.

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CEI Today: Thanksgiving turkey, thankfulness, and fewer fatalities 

Wednesday, November 25, 2015
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Here's Your Chance to Fill Up on the White House's 218 Economically Significant Rules

For us, there is no reprieve coming from Washington’s big-government ways. In fact, you could stuff a lot of Thanksgiving turkeys with the red tape and paperwork pouring out of Washington. > Read more

> Interview Wayne Crews


3 Political Food Developments to Be Thankful For

While the overall Agenda count is down (except in the long-term category), that seems to obscure an increase in the volume of more costly rules over the past several years. > Read more

> Interview Wayne Crews




2014: Lowest U.S. Severe Weather Death Toll in Ten Years


Severe weather caused 333 fatalities in the United States in 2014, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). More evidence climate change is “worse than we thought”? Quite the contrary, the 2014 severe-weather death toll was the lowest in ten years. > Read more

> Interview Marlo Lewis





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