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Tuesday
Jan192016

Daily Signal - Republicans Battle to Roll Back Washington's New Transgender Bathroom Rules 

The Daily Signal

Jan. 19, 2016

Good morning from Washington, where some conservatives see things differently on making war with ISIS and spending taxpayers' money. They're eyeing the usefulness of formally targeting the Islamic State, Josh Siegel reports. They also want to undo a budget deal with President Obama, Philip Wegmann writes. Kevin Mooney profiles an advocate for anti-union Christian teachers. Heritage's Rachel Sheffield examines America's war on poverty. And in Washington state, Kelsey Harkness speaks with parents who hope to repeal a transgender rights measure they say goes too far.

News

Republicans Battle to Roll Back Washington's New Transgender Bathroom Rules

"I believe that when I drop my kids off at school…I have a right to expect that the men will use the men's locker room and the women will use the women's locker room," said a Washington state lawmaker leading the fight against new rules.

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Why the Freedom Caucus Wants to Declare War on ISIS

"I want to make sure my son [in the National Guard], his commanders, have the authority to do what he needs to do to kill the bad guys and get out of there," says Rep. Barry Loudermilk, R-Ga.

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Commentary

How the Expensive War on Poverty Failed

The official poverty rate has hovered between 10 percent and 15 percent for 50 years.

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News

House Conservatives Say New Trouble Brews Over Old Spending Deal

The disagreement revolves around the budget deal negotiated in October by President Obama and then-House Speaker John Boehner. That agreement locks in government spending levels for two years, increasing overall spending by $80 billion.

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News

The Christian Educator Behind Teachers' Fight for Free Speech at the Supreme Court

An "adversarial attitude" toward people of faith permeates the public education system and should be confronted by teachers and parents who disagree, warns the head of an organization for Christian educators.

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News

Find Out How Much Obamacare Rates Increased in Your State

Premiums under the Affordable Care Act will rise in nearly every state this year, spiking health insurance costs for nearly all Americans, according to a new report.

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Tuesday
Sep012015

NHDP - Welcome to New Hampshire, Sen. Cruz! 

 

 

 

 

 

Ted Cruz Touts his “Conservative Credentials” in the Granite State, but the Truth is They’re All the Same

 

CONCORD, N.H. - Sen. Cruz has been touting his “conservative credentials” in the Granite State today, but don’t let him fool you. His positions are right in line with the other Republican candidates - and out-of-line with New Hampshire voters.

 

“Welcome to New Hampshire, Sen. Cruz! While you spend your day trying to convince others that you are different from your fellow Republicans, let’s face it - that clown car may be full, but your out-dated, backwards positions that keep hard-working Granite State families from getting ahead are one in the same, and are completely out of touch with New Hampshire voters,” said Lizzy Price, New Hampshire Democratic Party Communications Director.

 

Planned Parenthood

 

While 60% of Granite Staters have a favorable opinion of Planned Parenthood and health care providers   agree that Planned Parenthood provides much-needed health care in New Hampshire that other providers couldn’t meet, Republicans continue their backwards fight against women’s health. Just look at their positions:

 

 

Climate Change

 

While 60% of Granite State voters support policies that encourage increased production of energy using renewable sources, Cruz and his Republican colleagues can’t even accept the fact that human activity contributes to climate change. Take a look:

 

 

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Friday
Sep052014

NHDP - Tea Party Candidates Lambert and Garcia Show True Colors in Race to the Right

Tea Party Candidates Marilinda Garcia and Gary Lambert Leave Doors Open to Government Shutdown, Cutting Social Security and Medicare, and Phasing Out Higher Education Assistance

Manchester, NH – Last night's NH-02 GOP primary debate featured Tea Party candidates Gary Lambert and Marilinda Garcia running to the right leaving the doors wide open to shutting down the government, cutting Social Security and Medicare, and phasing out higher education assistance.

“In last night's GOP debate, Marilinda Garcia and Gary Lambert showed their true colors by embracing Tea Party policies that would hurt middle class New Hampshire families. Both candidates said they would consider using the threat of a government shutdown to push their extreme agendas, cutting Social Security and Medicare, and Garcia remained open to phasing out funding for special education and higher education assistance,” said New Hampshire Democratic Party Deputy Communications Director Bryan Lesswing. “Cutting these vital programs would devastate Granite State families, students, and seniors. As far-right conservative Gary Lambert and Bill O'Brien protege Marilinda Garcia continue to pander to their right-wing, ultraconservative base in the final stretch of the primary, they're making it very clear that their priorities are dead wrong for New Hampshire.”

Background on Last Night's Debate

On Social Security: Garcia openly supported measures that would lead to cuts in Social Security, including raising the retirement age and limiting benefits.

On Medicare: Garcia backed the Bill O'Brien agenda to turn Medicare into block grants that would effectively end the program. Lambert noted that “we have to come up with new reforms.”

On whether shutting down the government is a good tool for negotiations: Lambert said, “everything should be on the table in terms of negotiations and options,” while Marilinda Garcia conceded, “shutting down the government is never the goal, but look at the reality of our situation.”

On funding for special education and higher education assistance: Garcia notably dodged a direct question on whether the federal government should have a role in providing for special education and higher education assistance, like Pell Grants. 

Tuesday
Jul292014

VIDEO: Why are thousands of people volunteering with AFP?

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Now more than ever, America needs men and women to step up and make a positive impact in their communities.

Here's why: People are getting crushed by dangerous policies being forced on them by out-of-touch politicians and bureaucrats who are more concerned with legacy-building and playing politics than what's best for the American people -- policies like ObamaCare, costly EPA regulations, and high taxes.

If you're interested in being a part of our efforts to stop these harmful policies, be a part of Americans for Prosperity's next National Day of Action on Saturday, August 2nd.
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Let us know if you have any questions -- you can always email us at info@afphq.org.

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Americans for Prosperity 

Sunday
Jun152014

Rubens For US Senate - Nashua Telegraph Lauds Jim Rubens' "Well-Reasoned, Conservative Positions" 

Takes Issue with his advocacy of 2nd Amendment and armed good guys in schools

 

On Friday, June 13, 2014, the Nashua Telegraph editorial opened with:

 

"His former colleagues in the New Hampshire Legislature held former state Sen. Jim Rubens in highregard. He was known for taking the time to research issues and reaching well-reasoned, conservative position on issues. He almost never shot from the hip.

 

"He played an instrumental, if not crucial, role in some important pieces of legislation – including Senate Bill 2, which fundamentally altered the nature of town meetings, and a bill to allow charter schools."

 

The Telegraph's kind words turned critical when it came to Jim Rubens' unwavering support for 2nd Amendment rights.

 

Jim Rubens stands absolutely behind his suggestion that schools and other public places consider having trained, armed citizens on premises to defend against killing rampages. Solid research shows that 14 people die in shooting rampages where no armed good guy is present, and an average only 2 die where no such armed good guy is present. The Telegraph found fault that Rubens had cited an 18 to 2.5 ratio in an earlier version of the same research using a smaller dataset.

 

"Having an armed good guy in schools and public places saves lives. Taking guns from law-abiding citizens, as advocated by Senators Brown and Shaheen, would leave only criminals armed and do nothing to save lives," said Jim Rubens.

 

According to The Oregonian newspaper, one person was killed on June 10, 2014, in a  shooting at Reynolds High School in Troutdale, Oregon killing one student, wounding a teacher and later took his own life after armed guards responded in less than 60 seconds.

 

On December 13, 2013, a school shooting at Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colorado was ended in 80 seconds when the school resource officer responded to engage the shooter.  One innocent victim -- and one too many -- died at the hands of the shooter before he took his own life when confronted by the approaching armed good guy.

 

On December 14, 2012, at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut, there was no armed security and the shooter had four unimpeded minutes to kill 20 children and six adults.