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Thursday
May292008

DNC Statement on RBC Meeting

Washington, DC - Today the DNC issued the following statement:

"Last night members of the DNC's Rules and Bylaws Committee received a 17 page memo that outlined a staff analysis of the Michigan and Florida challenges.  Included in the materials were copies of the challenges, and an overall timeline re-capping the process from the decision in 2004 to establish a Commission on Presidential Nomination Timing and Scheduling, through to current events.  

"The staff analysis is intentionally neutral; it does not make specific recommendations.  The analysis lays out a rules framework for each challenge, and the issues raised within each challenge.     
      
"The analysis maintains that the RBC did have proper authority and jurisdiction in imposing the 100% sanction.  The RBC had wide latitude in that decision.    

"The document also examines the 50% automatic sanction and how to implement such a sanction:  Under this scenario, one option would be to reduce the total number of delegates by half; the second option for consideration by the RBC would be to reduce the delegation's votes by half, so that each delegate gets a half vote.  

"We look forward to a thorough discussion of these issues at the Rules and Bylaws Committee meeting this Saturday, May 31st in Washington, DC."
Thursday
May292008

DNC - McCain Myth Buster: John McCain and Nuclear Nonproliferation

Today's McCain Myth: John McCain has a consistent policy on nuclear nonproliferation.

Washington, DC--John McCain claims to be an expert on foreign policy. Yet in the course of his presidential campaign he has taken two very different stances on the same issue--nuclear nonproliferation. Last December, Senator McCain wrote in Foreign Affairs magazine that the idea that "nuclear technology can spread without nuclear weapons eventually following" is a "mistaken assumption" that undermines the nuclear nonproliferation regime. Yet just months later, in McCain's major foreign policy speech yesterday, he said he would provide nuclear power to countries under international supervision to promote nonproliferation. [Foreign Affairs, December 2007]

These are two very different sides of the same issue, so how does John McCain explain a major shift in policy over just six months? And how can the American people trust anything John McCain says when he's willing to switch positions on just about any issue?

MCCAIN RESTS POLICY ON IDEA HE SAID WAS MISTAKEN ASSUMPTION

McCain in 2007: Nuclear Technology Leads to Nuclear Weapons. "The nuclear nonproliferation regime is broken for one clear reason: the mistaken assumption behind the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) that nuclear technology can spread without nuclear weapons eventually following. … The next U.S. president must convene a summit of the world's leading powers -- none of which have an interest in seeing a world full of nuclear-armed states -- with three agenda items. First, the notion that non-nuclear-weapons states have a right to nuclear technology must be revisited." [Foreign Affairs, December 2007]

McCain Now Believes Civilian Nuclear Energy Can Remain Civilian. "But in order to take advantage of civilian nuclear energy, we must do a better job of ensuring it remains civilian. Some nations use the pretense of civilian nuclear programs as cover for nuclear weapons programs. We need to build an international consensus that exposes this deception, and holds nations accountable for it. … I would support international guarantees of nuclear fuel supply to countries that renounce enrichment and reprocessing, as well as the establishment of multinational nuclear enrichment centers in which they can participate. Nations that seek nuclear fuel for legitimate civilian purposes will be able to acquire what they need under international supervision. " [JohnMcCain.com, Accessed 5/28/08]

After casting himself as a "Maverick" in 2000, the new John McCain is walking in lockstep with President Bush, pandering to the right wing of the Republican Party, and embracing the ideology he once denounced. On the campaign trail McCain has callously abandoned many of his previously held positions, even contradicted himself, in a blatant attempt to remake himself into a candidate Republicans can accept in 2008. So just who is the real John McCain? The Democratic National Committee will present a daily fact aimed at exposing the man behind the myth.

Thursday
May292008

Clegg for Congress - Mike Huckabee Comes Back to NH For Bob Clegg

The Former Presidential Candidate Joins Clegg As He Files His Candidacy

Concord, NH

“I am honored to have Mike Huckabee join me in the New Hampshire State House as I make mycampaign official by filing my papers with the Secretary of State,” said Clegg, who was a key advisor on Huckabee’s Presidential Campaign. “Mike Huckabee represents what is right in American politics—where a couple of kids that started with little can run for a federal office and have a shot. Besides, Mike has a way of making things a lot of fun!”

The fun begins Sunday night, June 8th with a “Summer Jam” in Nashua. Friends are welcome to join for music food and fun-Clegg may even convince Gov. Huckabee to strum a few tunes! On Monday, Governor Huckabee will join Senator Clegg and supporters for his filing before heading to the Lilac Luncheon in Bedford.

Recently,Governor Huckabee endorsed Clegg stating on his website, “"When Bob Clegg is elected to Congress, he will take the same no-nonsense style and effective leadership to Washington that he has shown in Concord. He has been one of the most respected, effective, and sometimes even feared legislators in New Hampshire. He will go to Congress for all the right reasons!"” (View Endorsement at http://www.huckpac.com/?FuseAction=Newsroom.PressRelease&ID=664)

Details of the visit will be made available soon!

For more information on Bob Clegg, visit his website at www.cleggforcongress.com.

Thursday
May292008

Newsmax - Those in the Know Turn to FLYP

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Wednesday
May282008

DHHS Continues Community Listening Forums In Manchester

Concord, NH - The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services (BEAS), along with the State Committee on Aging (SCOA), will continue its series of Community Listening Forums on May 28 in Manchester.

The two-hour listening sessions are for seniors and their families to ask questions, discuss concerns and offer suggestions about long term care in New Hampshire. Representatives from the State will attend the sessions to hear your ideas firsthand.

The Community Listening Forum on May 28 is being held at 10:00 AM at the William B.Cashin Senior Activity Center on Douglas St in Manchester.

EVENT TIME LOCATION
Community Listening Forum
10 AM
William B. Cashin Senior Activity Center
Helping Each Other Through the Ages
151 Douglas St
Manchester, NH