Press Releases



DSCC - Lynch camp says Ayotte promised not to run until 2013 

EXCLUSIVE: Lynch camp says Ayotte promised not to run until 2013

<> <> <>

Friday, July 3 2009 10:31 AM
By James W. Pindell

CONCORD -- 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.

Now Ayotte is talking with Republican U.S. Sens. John Cornyn, Susan Collins, and Judd Gregg about running for the seat being vacated by Gregg next year. Though speculation surrounds Ayotte's ambitions, she has yet to say anything publicly on the matter.

But now Lynch's camp in joining the fray suggesting that if she does run she is going back on a promise she made just in April to complete the term through 2013.

"It was the Governor's expectation in reappointing Kelly Ayotte that she would serve her full term," said Lynch spokesman Colin Manning. "At the time of her appointment she told the Governor that was her intention."

Ths is the first time Lynch's office has commented on the situation. On Wednesday, former U.S. Sen. John E. Sununu announced he would not run for the seat, putting attention squarely on Ayotte.

Ayotte did not respond to a request for comment.

Jul042009 - Activist Pays Property Taxes with All $1 Bills

In protest of government people’s continued aggression against peaceful human beings, I decided to pay the latest Keene property tax bill, over $2700, in all ones. I brought pizza to share with those who were inconvenienced, gave a short speech, and Sam from the Obscured Truth Network brought his video camera. As usual, the bureaucrat aggressors did not like the cameras:



NetRight Daily: Palin Resigning 

Palin Resigning: Sarah Palin will resign her office on July 26.


Under the Honduran Constitution, What Really Happened?: If you are not familiar with the country's history and the Honduran constitution it is almost impossible that you would understand what happened here this past weekend. In 1982 my country adopted a new Constitution to allow our ordered return to democracy.


Obama Stands With Tyrants: Dictators and demagogues can rest easy on President Obama's watch. When thousands of Iranians flooded the streets of Tehran protesting a rigged election and were beaten and shot down by pro-regime thugs, the president bided his time before making a series of noncommittal statements. He seemed to hope it would all just go away. However, when a socialist demagogue was ejected unceremoniously from Honduras on Sunday by his own government for trying to establish a presidency for life, Mr. Obama instantly sprang to his defense. (H/T Washington Times)



CEI Weekly: EPA Takes Heat Over Suppressed Global Warming Report 

>>EPA Gets Additional Pressure On Suppressed Climate Change Report

Senator Inhofe Calls for Inquiry


The EPA Silences a Climate Skeptic


CEI Demands the EPA Reopen Global Warming Proceedings:

Get the full scoop on the report and the author:’s-own-suppressed-report-demands-epa-global-warming-proceeding-



>>Shaping the Debate

ACES Up Her Sleeve

William Yeatman and Jeremy Lott in The American Spectator


Media Ignore Negative Aspects of Obama Agenda

Hans Bader in The Washington Examiner


Standing Athwart Nationalization

John Berlau in The American Spectator


Why the Madoff Sentence is Too Long

Eli Lehrer in The National Review Online


Nationalization Review

John Berlau in The American Spectator



>>Best of the Blogs

Obama Silences Science: Is This the Change We Were Promised?

by William Yeatman

President Barack Obama rode into the White House promising open and honest government. So why did his administration bully a career official at the Environmental Protection Agency into silence? Last week, the Competitive Enterprise Institute released a 98 page report written by Alan Carlin, a 38 year veteran of the EPA, on the shaky science employed by global warming alarmists. . . But the EPA would not consider Carlin’s report.


Goodbye, Mary Lou: Tribute to a Great Journalist and Editor

by John Berlau

CEI President Fred Smith yesterday expressed all of our condolences on the death of Washington Times Commentary editor and veteran Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Mary Lou Forbes. . . "In 1959, she became one of the first female reporters to garner a Pulitzer Prize, for her coverage of desegregation for the Washington Star."


Supreme Court Rules in Favor of White and Hispanic Firefighters in Ricci v. DeStefano

by Hans Bader

The Supreme Court has just ruled in favor of white and Hispanic firefighters, who were denied promotions when the City of New Haven threw out the exam they scored highest on, citing the fact that no black firefighter scored high enough. In Ricci v. DeStefano, the Court reversed a decision by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, including Judge Sonia Sotomayor, whom Obama has nominated to the Supreme Court.


Obama's Call for Light Bulb Regulation Not a New or Bright Idea

by Alex Hankins

The White House now wants to force lamp and light bulb manufacturers to make their products use less energy. This plan appears modeled after the ambitious fuel efficiency standards applied to the now decimated auto industry and Obama’s orderto the Department of Energy to mandate increased efficiency for household appliances.


America's Ranking Crisis

by Jack O'Connor

Much ink has been spilled over the claim that the US is “falling behind” in broadband. . .We did some digging, and if we are in a ranking crisis, it’s even broader than we feared. The US ranks 12th in the world in per capita pork consumption, behind such unlikely competitors as Spain, Sweden, and Canada. We’re 12th and 13th in coffee and beer drinking, trailing Northern Europe by embarrassing margins.



>>CEI in the News

The Washington Examiner--Sam Kazman


The San Francisco Chronicle--William Yeatman


CNS News--Myron Ebell


Insurance and Financial Advisor News--Eli Lehrer


The National Review--John Berlau




Episode 49: Censoring Science at the EPA

We begin with discussion of the abominable Waxman-Markey cap-and-trade bill, the scandal of suppressed science at the EPA and some liberating technology news. We then move on to some heartening beer news, regime change in Honduras and up-to-the minute analysis of the Supreme Court’s verdict in Ricci v. DeStefano with CEI Senior Attorney Hans Bader. As always, we wrap the program up with a little forward-looking Olympic News.



>>Support CEI

Like what you read?

The Competitive Enterprise Institute’s 25-year record of success is made possible by our over 3,000 supporters. Make sure to stop by and make a donation to continue your support or become a supporter.



Prescott Park Arts Festival 

Prescott Park Arts Festival holds once-in-a-lifetime performance with Tom Rush!


1. In regards to the rained-out performance with Tom Rush that turned into a once-in-a-lifetime concert under our backstage tent last night.


2.David Francey performing at Prescott Park on July 8.


3. 2-time Grammy Award nominted Pine Leaf Boys performing Prescott Park on July 15.


We appreciate all the support in helpingget the word out and raising awareness of this well-loved and unique summer tradition