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NHDP Statement on Tonight’s Gubernatorial Granite State Debate 

Manchester, NH – New Hampshire Democratic Party Chairman Ray Buckley released the following statement after tonight’s gubernatorial Granite State Debate:

“In tonight's gubernatorial debate, failed CEO Walt Havenstein continued to duck responsibility for his disastrous record of mismanagement at SAIC, when under his watch the company overcharged taxpayers by millions of dollars on a government project and went $500 million over budget on another taxpayer-funded project due to massive fraud. Havenstein even tried to deny the fact that SAIC gave a five percent raise to those at the center of the massive CityTime fraud scandal more than a year into his tenure as CEO."

"Now, Havenstein wants to push his so-called ‘plan’ that would blow a $90 million hole in the state’s budget to give more tax giveaways to big businesses and take New Hampshire back to the Bill O’Brien era of devastating cuts to higher education, public safety and infrastructure."

"New Hampshire just can't afford to let Walt Havenstein do to our state what he did to SAIC, which is why Granite Staters will continue to stand with Governor Hassan because her bipartisan leadership on innovation, education and fiscal responsibility is moving our state in the right direction."


Daily Signal - City Says Ministers Don't Have to Wed Same-Sex Couples, but Here's Why It's Not Over Yet 

The Daily Signal


October 30, 2014

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City Says Ministers Don't Have to Wed Same-Sex Couples, but Here's Why It's Not Over Yet

An Idaho town is not going to force a Christian couple who own a wedding chapel to perform same-sex marriages, the town's main attorney told The Daily Signal.

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Latest Reason to Oppose Amnesty? Voter Fraud

Are non-citizens potentially voting in Tuesday's election?

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In the War on Terrorism, We Must Win the War of Ideas

Daily Policy Focus: The foundational ideas of Western civilization matter today as much as ever.

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CEI Today: White House polar vortex, Clinton vs Obama red tape, driverless cars, and more 

Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014
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CEI Lawsuit Targets White House Polar Vortex Documents


Wednesday, the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) filed a lawsuit against the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), seeking documents related to that agency’s controversial video, The Polar Vortex Explained in 2 Minutes. 

“If this video really represented Dr. Holdren’s personal opinion, then it’s bad enough that OSTP spent taxpayer dollars to produce and post it on the White House web site,” said CEI general counsel Sam Kazman stated. “But for the agency to refuse to disclose documents related to the video in order to protect what it claims are internal deliberations is doubly ridiculous.
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> Interview Sam Kazman


How Federal Paperwork and Red Tape Has Grown since President Clinton

How have paperwork hours have changed over the past decade-plus of data collected under the Paperwork Reduction Act?

In President Bill Clinton’s last year, 2000, there were an estimated 7.361 billion hours of paperwork burden (of course, fiscal year 2001 had been underway a few months by the time Clinton left office).

Since that time, paperwork burdens have grown 28 percent to 9.453 billion in the current 2014 Information Collection Budget (which depicts fiscal year 2013). > Read more

> Interview Wayne Crews


New Jersey's Driverless Car Bill: One Step Forward, Three Steps Back

Yesterday, the New Jersey Senate Transportation Committee in a unanimous vote reported S734, a bill that would recognize the legality of autonomous vehicle testing and operations in New Jersey. While we should appreciate [the] intent to promote automated vehicle development in New Jersey, it contains a number of problems.  > Read more

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Guinta For Congress (CD1) - My new ad  


Here's a special first look at my new ad that goes up on TV tomorrow.

Congresswoman Shea-Porter's failed leadership in Congress has led her to run a smear campaign riddled with false attacks on my record.

The Congresswoman's false attack ads are just another desperate attempt by Shea-Porter to distract Granite Staters from her record of voting to give members of Congress first class travel, health care for life, and exempting herself from ObamaCare.

I'm focused on providing real, bipartisan solutions that balance our budgets, get our economy moving again, and put people first. Granite Staters deserve an independent voice for New Hampshire values.

Please take a look at my new ad HERE.

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Their Own Research Admits Brown's Vote "Does Not Cut Social Security Or Medicare"


Concord, N.H. - Today, the New Hampshire Republican State Committee released the following statement in response to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee's new ad that desperately tries to distract from Jeanne Shaheen's vote to cut Medicare:


"In an act of desperation, the Democrats chose to run a blatantly false ad attacking Scott Brown while deliberately ignoring Senator Jeanne Shaheen's vote to cut Medicare, an important program that many seniors in the Granite State depend upon," said New Hampshire GOP Chairman Jennifer Horn. "The truth is Scott Brown has never voted to cut Medicare, and this effort to distract New Hampshire voters from Senator Shaheen's record of voting with President Obama 99 percent of the time won't work. Senator Shaheen put the needs of President Obama before the needs of New Hampshire seniors when she voted to cut Medicare and on November 4 we need to hold her accountable. She and her allies should be ashamed of themselves."


The ad released by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, fails to mention that Senator Jeanne Shaheen voted to cut Medicare by $716 billion with her deciding vote on Obamacare.


Shaheen Voted For ObamaCare, Which Cut $716 Billion From Medicare. (H.R. 3590, Roll Call Vote #396: Passed 60-39, 12/24/09, Shaheen Voted Yea)


Shaheen Voted To Allow ObamaCare To Raid Medicare


In December 2009, Shaheen Voted Against Legislation That Would Prevent Medicare From Being Raided To Pay For ObamaCare. "To prevent Medicare from being raided for new entitlements and to use Medicaresavings to save Medicare." (S. Amdt. 2942 To S. Amdt. 2876 To H.R. 3590, Roll Call Vote #368: Rejected43-56, 12/7/09, Shaheen Voted Nay)


·         The Democrat-Controlled Senate Rejected Attempts From Raiding Medicare To Pay For ObamaCare. "The latest such maneuver came when the Senate rejected an attempt by Sen. Judd Gregg, R-N.H., to prevent Medicare from 'being raided' to pay for health care. The vote was 43-56. The bill calls for cuts totaling $460 billion over a decade from projected Medicare spending, much of which would be used to provide subsidies to help lower and middle-income Americans purchase health care." (David Espo, "Senate Dems Seek Expansion Of Medicare, Medicaid," The Associated Press, 12/8/09)

While ignoring Senator Shaheen's vote to cut Medicare, this falsely attacks Scott Brown. The ad specifically cites a Boston Globe on article on August 8, 2011 that's entitled, "Brown to Seniors: Social Security, Medicare could be cut." But according to, that article doesn't support the ad's claim. The Globe article doesn't say Brown advocated for cutting Medicare and Social Security.

In fact, the DSCC's own research admits that the vote in question "does not cut Social Security or Medicare."

The ad also points to Scott Brown's vote in favor of "Cut, Cap, and Balance." This bill specifically exempted Social Security, Medicare, veterans benefits, and interest paid on the debt from spending caps while requiring a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution, according to


And according to Politifact on "Cut, Cap, and Balance," "the cap would have exempt spending on Social Security, Medicare, veterans benefits, or interest on the debt."