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Kucinich Debates War Spending in Afghanistan 

Congressman Dennis Kucinich debated Fox analyst (Former Senator) Rick Santorum (R-PA) on Afghanistan.

Don't miss this explosive exchange which once again demonstrates why Dennis Kucinich is the indispensable member of Congress and why now is the time for all of us to join in his effort to end the War – contribute now!

Thank you.

The Re-Elect Congressman Kucinich Committee


Shea-Porter to Visit Silver Bell Mobile Home Park 

Rochester, NH – Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter will visit the first completed drinking water infrastructure project in New Hampshire financed with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act on Tuesday, December 1st.  Silver Bell Mobile Home Park used the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund to finance a water system improvement project which included interconnection to the City of Rochester water system.  Fifty percent of the financing is from the ARRA, which will be forgiven.  During her visit, Shea-Porter will meet with local, state and federal officials to tour the improvement project and talk about water infrastructure needs in New Hampshire.

The event is open to the press.

What: Shea-Porter Visits Silver Bell Mobile Home Park

When: Tuesday, December 1st, 2009; 11:00 – 11:30 AM

Where: Silver Bell Mobile Home Park, Rte 125, Rochester NH 03867



Daily News from the Veterans Today Network 


Taliban Leader Threatens Obama

by Bruce Riedel

Mullah Omar, the elusive leader of the Afghan Taliban, has released a bold message to the White House, warning that any plan to boost troop levels in Afghanistan could lead to "bitterness and pain." The Daily Beast's Bruce Riedel decodes the chilling message.

On the eve of President Barack Hussein Obama's announcement of troop levels in Afghanistan next week, his enemy Mullah Mohammed Omar has thrown down the gauntlet. In a major message to mark the Muslim holiday of Eid al Adha this week, the commander of the Afghan Taliban addressed "the rulers of the White House" about their plans to increase troop numbers in Afghanistan and to pursue "illogical strategies" that he promises will only lead to "bitterness and pain."

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Mayor Ken Merrifeld and former Mayor Jack Dowd Endorse Dave Boutin for State Senate District 16

Hooksett, NH – David Boutin, a candidate for the State Senate District 16 seat, announced today the endorsements of Franklin Mayor Ken Merrifield and former Derry Mayor Jack Dowd. Mayor Merrifield was recently re-elected to another term. Former Mayor Dowd is a current Hooksett small business owner and Hooksett Development Committee member. 

 “As Mayor of Franklin I have worked closely with the Merrimack County Delegation and I know that the taxpayers of Senate District 16 can trust David to make the tough budget decisions to ensure that the state reduces wasteful spending and keeps taxes low.  We need a fiscally conservative voice like David Boutin’s in the State Senate to ensure that we maintain our New Hampshire Advantage of no sales or income tax,” said Merrifield.  

 “Since the Democrat’s have taken control of the State Legislature we have seen an unbelievable growth in taxes and fees, the most destructive being the new 5% tax on LLCs.  In this time of economic distress and high unemployment we need to encourage small business growth.  Small businesses are the backbone of our economy providing the majority of new jobs produced in our state, creating a new 5% tax on LLCs as the Democrats have done will be disastrous to our economy,” said Dowd. 

 “I am very proud to have the endorsements of Ken Merrifield and Jack Dowd. They have both been leaders in their communities and strong advocates for limited spending and low taxes. I have had the pleasure of working with them both on state and municipal issues and am looking forward to continuing to work with them as a State Senator” said Boutin.

These are just the latest in a series of high profile endorsements that David has received in the last few weeks including the endorsement of Former Congressman Chuck Douglas, Current Executive Councilor Ray Wieczorek and over 120 State Legislators including former Congressman and current State Senator Jeb Bradley.

For more information on David Boutin’s campaign for State Senate please visit



CEI Weekly: Unearthed E-Mails Point to Data Manipulation


Last week, CEI covered the release of e-mails which were leaked from the University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit. These e-mails suggest scientists have been manipulating climate data for years.

CEI's Chris Horner has led the way in taking legal action against NASA for its failure to provide information as it is expected to do under the freedom of information law. Chris Horner also appeared on Fox News to debate the need for an investigation on CRU.

Myron Ebell's analysis of Climate-Gate has also been covered in the Wall Street Journal, the National Post and the Washington Post.

>>Shaping the Debate

Effort to Curb Financial Giants May Worry Markets Even More

John Berlau's quote in the Investor's Business Daily

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Real Climate Spin

by Marlo Lewis

Real Climate.Org is a chief defender of ”consensus” climatology on the Internet. One of its enduring missions has been to defend the dubious, indeed discredited “Hockey Stick” reconstruction of Northern hemisphere temperature history. The Hockey Stick was the basis for the IPCC’s claim in its 2001 report that the 1990s were the warmest decade and 1998 the warmest year of the past millennium. That Real Climate (RC) should feel special solicitude for the Hockey Stick is no accident, comrade. Two of the five principals at RC — Michael Mann and Raymond Bradley — were among the three researchers (Mann, Bradley, and Malcolm Hughes) who authored the Hockey Stick.

Moderates Criticize Health Care Bill As It Advances in Senate; Experts Gave Bill A “Failing Grade”

by Hans Bader

On Saturday, the Senate voted 60-to-39, along party lines, to press towards passage of a massive health care bill, by blocking a Republican filibuster.  Senators ignored the fact that the bill received a failing grade from health care experts like the Dean of Harvard Medical School, since it will raise taxes, deficits, and medical costs, while reducing lifesaving medical innovations. Afterward, however, the bill drew criticism even from moderate Democrats who usually support the Obama administration, which backs the bill. 

The Partisan Deficit

by Ryan Young

When Republicans are in the White House, Paul Krugman thinks budget deficits are bad. When a Democrat is in the White House, deficits are no problem at all. Correctly noting in 2005 that the Bush deficits were “comparable to the worst we’ve ever seen in this country,” Krugman worried that investor confidence would wilt under the difficulty of paying back such massive obligations. Now that President Obama has tripled the Bush deficits, he has a column poo-pooing deficit worriers as “being terrorized by a phantom menace

 >>LibertyWeek Podcast

Episode 70: Climate-Gate Bursts Forth

We start with the big Senate showdown on healthcare legislation and a shocking expose of climate science skullduggery. We then move on a double dose of Midwestern scandal and the curious cult-like organizing practices of major labor unions.