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Pawlenty launches petition in support of anti-Obamacare suit; visits NH 

Gov. Tim Pawlenty has released a petition this weekend in support of his efforts to file suit against the federal government over ObamaCare.
The Governor was also in New Hampshire this week. Via YouTube, watch behind-the-scenes footage here.


Last night, C-Span broadcast in full the Governor’s speech to the Manchester GOP. You can watch it here in three parts:


You can see some of WMUR’s local coverage of his visit here.

Daily News from the Veterans Today Network 

Phil Tourney
Takeover of US by Israel in its Final Phase
A Warning from an American Sailor, USS Liberty Survivor
Israel cares only about Israel and it is way past time we start taking care of America

If you have a TV set in your home, a radio, a computer or read the newspaper, you know now America how Israel treats her only friend and benefactor in the world, the good ole USA.

The Prime Minister of Israel told our Vice president where he could stick his Middle East peace plan a week or so ago. Several days ago this same Prime Minister of Israel then comes to our shores, at our nation's very White House no doubt and tells the President of the United States the very same thing-"Stick your peace plan where the sun doesn't shine"-and in person mind you.


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CEI Celebrates Human Achievement Hour 

CEI Weekly

March 26, 2010 

>>CEI Celebrates Human Achievement Hour

On March 27th, CEI will be again hosting Human Achievement Hour from 8:30 to 9:30 PM. CEI's Michelle Minton has been cited in the Daily Caller, the Sydney Morning Herald and about HAH. She will also be appearing on ABC News Breakfast in Australia on the 27th. If you're in the D.C. Metropolitan area, join CEI for Human Achievement Happy Hour. Last year, CEI observed HAH with a video celebrating human achievement.

>>CEI's Chris Horner Talks Rising Energy Prices on Fox News

CEI's Chris Horner appeared on the Fox's "Your World" with host Neil Cavuto to talk about rising energy prices.

>>Shaping the Debate

Calorie Data to be Posted at All Chains

Sam Kazman's quotation in the New York Times

More Government Means Less Manufacturing

Wayne Crews' op-ed in the Washington Times

Separation of State and Economics

Wayne Crews' congressional testimony on Insurance News Net

'Seeing' Red at Reconciliation over Medicine Cabinet Tax

John Berlau's op-ed in BigGovernment

>>Best of the Blogs

Health Care Crisis About to Get a Whole Lot Worse

by Gregory Conko

Rarely, if ever, does Congress ever undo bad legislation, which makes the future of health care look rather grim. However, there is at one positive precedent. In 1989, Congress repealed the the Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act because of protests by angry senior citizens. Check out this YouTube video of a righteous crowd of senior citizens following then Ways and Means Chairman Dan Rostenkowski into his car protesting that law.

Maybe There's Hope for Health Care Repeal

by Angela Logomasini

Rarely, if ever, does Congress ever undo bad legislation, which makes the future of health care look rather grim. However, there is at one positive precedent. In 1989, Congress repealed the Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act because of protests by angry senior citizens. Check out this YouTube video of a righteous crowd of senior citizens following then Ways and Means Chairman Dan Rostenkowski into his car protesting that law.

Can 30 Million Frenchmen and Women Be Wrong?

by Marlo Lewis

“France today abandoned all plans to introduce a carbon fuel tax aimed at combating global warming,” the Daily Mail reports. The article continues: The policy u-turn will be viewed as a huge disappointment to the green lobby around the world."

>>LibertyWeek Podcast

Episode 85: Health Care in Our Time 

Richard Morrison, Jeremy Lott, Greg Conko and Michelle Minton bring you episode 85. We put the big health care vote front and center, while also touching on protests over immigration and legal challenges to the EPA’s greenhouse gas rules. We wrap up with a discussion of Earth Hour and its scrappy competitor, Human Achievement Hour.

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Ribbon Cutting by Mayor Ted Gatsas to Celebrate Grand Reopening of Margie's Dream 

A locally owned and operated neighborhood restaurant reopens after a complete renovation

Manchester, NH – Margie’s Dream located at 172 Hayward St has been a staple in Manchester’s breakfast scene for more than 35 years and the tradition will continue as Margie’s Dream celebrated its Grand Re-opening on Thursday.  “This restaurant is filled with lots of history and memories”, stated new owner George Kokkinos, who co-owns the restaurant with his wife Becky.  “When the previous owner passed away we did not want the dream to die.”  Thus began the rebirth of Margie’s Dream from a place for trucker’s to grab a quick breakfast and coffee to a place that serves home-style comfort food that is suitable for the entire family.

Over a dozen people where on hand for the ribbon cutting ceremony, including Mayor Ted Gatsas and Alderman Pat Long.  “In Manchester, this is where you can come to get great food at reasonable prices”, stated Mayor Ted Gatsas during the grand reopening, who has frequented Margie’s Dream for decades.  “I remember when this was a truck stop and you use to fall over crates trying to get to the restroom”.  

Owners George and Becky Kokkinos completely renovated the interior of the restaurant.  During the ribbon cutting ceremony George spoke about his decision to purchase the restaurant and the help he received along the way.  “If it were not for the Mayor and the Economic Development Office, we would not be here today.  The Economic Development Office has several programs that help small business owners which is needed, especially in this economy.”  George was referring to the Revolving Loan Fund which provided the extra capitol George and Becky needed to finish the interior renovations and purchase equipment.  Margie’s Dream received a $30,000 loan through the Revolving Loan Fund which is a program offered by the city that provides working capital to new or existing businesses in order to help them expand and create jobs.

Margie’s Dream offers a breakfast and lunch menu and is open Monday-Saturday from 6:00am-2:00pm and on Sundays from 7:00am-1:00pm.  For more information about Margie’s Dream, please call George Kokkinos at 603.627.4922.  For more information about the Revolving Loan Fund please contact Chris Wellington at 603.624.6505 or visit and click on grow your business than incentives.


Ayotte For US Senate - Help Me Fight to Repeal Government Health Care Takeover

Thank you for being a part of the Team that is leading the fight to take back our country!

Every day in Washington, the liberal agendas of President Obama, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid are on full display. They have driven our federal debt up over $12,000,000,000,000 (that’s twelve TRILLION!) and continue to pile on the spending as though our tax dollars are their personal bank accounts.
This past week we saw their complete disregard for the wishes of New Hampshire families as they passed their trillion dollar government takeover of health care. Make no mistake, their plan raises taxes by more than $500 billion, runs up the deficit even further, hurts our small businesses, and will ultimately result in higher premiums.
But I am running for the Senate to put a stop to their reckless spending habits, bring fiscal sanity and discipline to government, and repeal their health care debacle and replace it with meaningful reform.

Earlier this month, we launched Team Ayotte to give my most loyal supporters a chance to play an active role in my campaign. By clicking HERE, you can join my team of thousands of supporters, and make a secure, online donation to my campaign! In continuing to be a part of Team Ayotte, you can tell Nancy Pelosi and Paul Hodes that their reckless liberal spending and trillions of dollars of debt are not what New Hampshire families need!
Our campaign continues to pick up momentum. Recent polling shows me leading Congressman Paul Hodes, a foot-soldier in Nancy Pelosi’s army, by ten points, proving that our message is resonating with New Hampshire voters!
We have signed up more than 500 new supporters and grassroots volunteers in the last two weeks alone!
With your help, we will keep the momentum going. Please, visit my new website, and support Team Ayotte with your special, secure contribution. With your help, we’ll be one step closer to winning a great victory for New Hampshire, and to taking back our country!

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Kelly Ayotte
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