While the Sonia Sotomayor hearings are progressing this week, some politicians are also trying to sneak through a Hate Crimes bill that will destroy equal justice. NetRight Nation is staying up to speed on the issue and has just released a story on the matter.
Click here to read about the Hate Crimes bill that the Senate does not want you to know about.
The bill has already been brought to the floor of the Senate, so make sure to cover this on your blogs! Please urge and alert your readers about this issue and have them call their Senators. The number for the Senate switch board is 202-225-3121.
Blue Dogs Draw Straws
Some House Democrats step up to the plate and say "No!" to Obamacare, but do they really mean it?
End the Fed is Not Dead!
There is still one oasis in the vast desert of Big Government legislation.
Resistance is Not Futile
Americans for Limited Government is mentioned in WSJ columnist John Fund's latest piece.
To Whom It May Concern:
I am the Graduate Assistant for the Marlin Fitzwater Center for Communication at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, New Hampshire. The Marlin Fitzwater Center for Communication is dedicated to educating leaders of conscience in public communication. In addition to housing the University's Department of Mass Communication, the Center also sponsors a variety of programs including a national conference for high school media called the Presidency and the Press. This conference reaches out to our nation’s high school media. In one short week, we will introduce some of the country’s most engaged youth to the dynamics of presidential election politics, the role of the media who cover it, and the relationship between the two. The Presidency and the Press is from July 25th to July 31st. We have twenty high school students enrolled in this year’s program.
Upon arriving at the University, the Center will be giving each of the high school students a tote bag. We are striving to fill the tote bags with media and/or political related “goodies” that the students can take back home with them. More specifically, we are looking for memorabilia from well-known news agencies and political and media related organizations. In addition, we are looking for informational material on the State of New Hampshire and also former President Franklin Pierce.
Such items can include, but is not limited to, educational material on the topics and/or company; pens and pencils containing the company’s logo; copies of newspapers, magazines; stickers; buttons; lanyards; pamphlets, et cetera. These “goodies” will serve as a reward for the high school students for their participation in the program, inform them about our state history,and also advertise to them about reputable organizations in our area.
Your generosity would be most appreciated if you had twenty to twenty-five small items that you would be willing to donate to the tote bags. Please feel free to contact me if you have any additional questions or concerns.
Have a wonderful day,
Marlin Fitzwater Center for Communication
Franklin Pierce University
40 University Drive
Rindge, NH 03461
The Troops are Out of Sight, Out of Mind
by Donna Teresa, Staff Writer
News is made every day, this summer is no different. Whether it is politics, entertainment, sports, local, world, national, etc. we all are consumed by it.
I do understand the attachments we place on our favorite singers, movie and sports stars etc. I have my favorites as well. We wouldn't be human if we didn't. I suppose the articles and stories that are not "war-related" get more views and clicks. War is depressing, right?
I have received many comments from friends and e-mails asking me how I handle writing about war, because it often involves writing about loss of life. I can best answer this in the only way I know how. Read More >
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Kelly Ayotte: changing her story, breaking her word to people of New Hampshire
NH Political Report: “Before Democratic Gov. John Lynch re-appointed Republican Kelly Ayotte to a full second term as state Attorney General he had an understanding that she would serve the entire term, the governor's spokesman says.” (James Pindell, 7/3/09)
New Hampshire Union Leader: Kelly Ayotte: “Clearly the intent was to continue serving.” (Tom Fahey, 7/7/09)
Politico: Ayotte “uninterested in running for public office.” (Politico, 2/3/09)
Nashua Telegraph: “Ayotte said she never promised to serve out the full term, and alluded to the wild changes in New Hampshire politics in 2009.” (Kevin Landrigan, 7/8/09)
Concord Monitor: Executive Councilor Bev Hollingworth: “never entered my mind that she would be considering not staying. I thought certainly she would be staying on. I'm sure (Gov. Lynch) asked. At least I'm pretty sure he asked what her intentions were.” (Lauren Dorgan, 7/12/09)
Concord Monitor: Councilor Deb Pignatelli of Nashua said that Ayotte's potential departure "occurred to me, but then we were reassured that she intended to fill out her term." (Lauren Dorgan, 7/12/09)
Kelly Ayotte: untested, unproven, unprepared
The Hill: Former Republican National Committeeman Tom Rath: “There’s always a question when you go from one role to another role. It’s never as smooth as people think, and politics is a rough business. ... Until you actually get out there, you just don’t know.” (Aaron Blake, 7/7/09)
The Laconia Citizen: “Whether she will prevail in her bid for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate, Kelly Ayotte is a powerful political force, say local observers who differ, however, on whether she has crossover appeal or is just a GOP "maverick" long on ambition but short on legislative experience.” (John Koziol, 7/8/09)
The Hill: “When it becomes official, Republicans will have a Senate candidate with no elective experience who has never run a campaign before. (In New Hampshire, attorneys general are appointed by the governor, not elected.) That can be a blessing, or it can be a disaster. Only time will tell.” (Aaron Blake, 7/7/09)
The Hill: University of New Hampshire Survey Center Director Andrew Smith: “She’s got very positive favorability numbers, but that’s largely because if you’re attorney general, you’re arresting people and putting them in jail and not in a position to annoy people. Her big potential negative is the fact that she hasn’t run before.” (Aaron Blake, 7/7/09)
Kelly Ayotte: faces prospect of bitter, contentious primary
The Hill: “GOPers not yielding to Ayotte yet.” (Aaron Blake, 7/7/09)
Nashua Telegraph: University of New Hampshire Survey Center Director Andrew Smith: “"A lot remains to be seen, she certainly isn't a slam-dunk to winning that race." (Kevin Landrigan, 7/8/09)
Nashua Telegraph: American Research Group President Dick Bennett: “"It may be a good year for Republicans, but this kind of race opens it up for primaries and I don't think she's strong enough to guarantee there won't be one." (Kevin Landrigan, 7/8/09)
Nashua Telegraph: Doug Lambert: “"This could spell trouble in lost enthusiasm for a base seeing little difference between a squishy moderate in the mold of a Susan Collins versus a Paul Hodes. I know I would rather vote for nobody, given that option. Why endure the heartache and heartburn of entrenching such a Republican empowered with incumbency status forever? Is it not better to work on the up-and-coming prospects for the next opportunity.'' (Kevin Landrigan, 7/12/09)
Wall Street Journal: Op-Ed from Brendan Miniter “Mr. Sununu has been mulling a run, as has been up-and-comer Kelly Ayotte, the state's attorney general. But the candidate making the most convincing effort to position himself for a race so far is the neophyte Mr. Tausch.” (Brendan Miniter, 6/30/09)
Washington Post: Chris Cillizza “Enter businessman Fred Tausch, who, as we wrote last week, is a near-lock to run.” (Chris Cillizza, 7/2/09)
Kelly Ayotte: hard-right candidate who opposes a woman’s right to choose
Politico: New Hampshire GOP Party Chairman John Sununu: “I think she’s much more conservative than the press has made her out to be. She’s pretty conservative on the social issues, and she’s extremely conservative on the fiscal issues,” Sununu said in an interview with POLITICO...Asked if she opposed abortion rights, Sununu said: “I believe so. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a formal statement on her part, but having known her over the years, that’s my perception.” (Josh Kraushaar, 7/13/09)