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Testerman For US Senate - Testerman to Attend Grafton County Spaghetti Dinner 

CONCORD - Karen Testerman, Republican candidate for the United States Senate, will attend the following public event on tonight 6:00 p.m. 

Members of the media are invited to attend. 


What:  Karen will speak at the Grafton County Republican Spaghetti Dinner.


When: Friday, November 22, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.

Where: Lebanon Elks Club

 150 Heater Road

 Lebanon, NH 03766

Adults - $10

Children 16 and under - Free


ALG - Whistleblower charges jobs data manipulated, investigation needed 


Nov. 19, 2013, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Nathan Mehrens today issued the following statement urging Rep. John Kline, chairman of the House Health, Education and Workforce Committee, and Rep. Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Oversight Committee, to investigate allegations by an anonymous whistleblower that unemployment jobs data in the current population survey conducted by the Census Bureau and the Bureau of Labor Statistics is manipulated to political ends:

"The Oct. 5, 2012 jobs report may have been too good to be true after all — it showed a 0.3 percent drop in the unemployment rate just in time for the election, getting it down below 8 percent for the first time in 43 months, an Obama administration 'stimulus' pledge. To get there, the survey found a miraculous 873,000 new jobs in the household survey, even though the establishment survey of employers only showed a total of 114,000 jobs created. At the time Americans for Limited Government warned the data was wrong, or worse manipulated.

"With the whistleblower disclosure in the New York Post in a story by John Crudele, now it has been alleged that this report, and others, have been manipulated all along to help President Obama to get reelected — and worse, that the practice continues to date. To get to the bottom of this, the whistleblower identified in the Crudele story must be allowed to testify in front of the appropriate House committees. If true, major reforms will be needed.

"Financial markets and economic policy makers all over the world depend on the integrity of jobs data to make informed decisions. This is extremely serious. If it cannot be collected without a propaganda motive in mind, then perhaps the government should cease collecting it altogether. This is a case where distorted data will result in distorted policies that harm the well being of the global economy."

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"Unemployment rate contradicted by job growth report," Oct. 5, 2012, Americans for Limited Government statement, at


Americans for Limited Government is a non-partisan, nationwide network committed to advancing free market reforms, private property rights and core American liberties. For more information on ALG please visit our website at



American Principles In Action - Why the GOP Lost in 2012  

American Principles Project

Dear Fellow Conservative,
This morning, we released a report entitled, Building a Winning GOP Coalition: The Lessons of 2012The report takes a hard-hitting and essentially political look at the 2012 election, and offers analysis and recommendations on how the GOP must move forward to build a winning strategy.
In March of this year, the Republican National Committee released an analysis of the 2012 elections entitled, The Growth and Opportunity Project. In our view, the RNC got the most important facts completely wrong, or rather, backwards. The conventional wisdom that emerged from that report (which we know many RNC leaders disagree with) is that the core political problem for Republicans is that the presentation of the social issues distracts voters from the GOP’s winning economic message.
There are two main problems with this conclusion, and our report documents them. First of all, social issues aren’t a distraction— they are a key asset in building a winning GOP coalition, especially with Latinos and other crucial voter groups. Secondly, and even more importantly, the GOP’s economic message, as currently structured, is not a winning message. 
We must take an in-depth look at the 2012 election and the losses that occurred, and work to build a winning GOP coalition, so the GOP can start winning elections again.
We hope that you will take some time to read the report, which can be found on our newly remodeled website.
Thank you for your time and your ongoing commitment to the universal principles of America’s founding.
Francis P. Cannon
President, American Principles in Action


ALG to Obama: Americans chose divided gov't in 2012 

Oct. 17, 2013, Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government vice president of public policy and communications Rick Manning today issued the following statement to President Barack Obama's comment that "You don't like a particular policy or a particular president? Then argue for your position. Go out there and win an election":

"President Obama's comment is an embarrassment to U.S. constitutional law professors everywhere, and reflects a unique lack of understanding of the United States constitutional system of government.

"The President should understand that every single House and Senate Republican won election to their office.  The House of Representatives has a majority of duly elected Republican legislators.  Americans chose divided government in 2012.  Obama's refusal to acknowledge this fact is at the heart of his unwillingness to be part of the solution in D.C. and does a disservice to the nation.

"Elected Senators and House members have every right and indeed a responsibility to represent their constituents' interests, and for this president to say otherwise underscores his apparent misunderstanding of how our government system works.

"Unfortunately, Obama's imperial attitude revealed in this arrogant victory lap should come as no surprise given the statement attributed to him by the New York Times reported in 2011, 'it would be so much easier to be the president of China.'

"It is a shame that Obama doesn't appreciate America's unique and brilliant republican form of government designed to protect minority rights while preserving majority rule.  America owes a debt of gratitude to members of Congress like Senators Ted Cruz and Mike Lee and Representative Tom Graves, who chose to lawfully and constitutionally fight the expansion of federal government power and reject the 'Do what I tell you' model advocated by the current occupant of the White House.

"Perhaps Obama should crack open those dusty unopened constitutional law books and do a quick review of our nation's representative form of government."

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Americans for Limited Government is a non-partisan, nationwide network committed to advancing free market reforms, private property rights and core American liberties. For more information on ALG please visit our website at


ALG's Daily Grind - Romney never won the debate on the economy

Feb. 13, 2013

Romney never won on the economy

Whether true or not, Obama's central claim in 2012 was that he would not go back to the same policies that got us into our current economic mess. Romney, who supported bailouts and never really denounced the government's easy credit policies that caused the crisis, had no effective counter to that message.

Cartoon: Weather Signs

Perhaps environmentalists simply oppose the 23.4 degree axial tilt of the Earth, which increases the angle of inclination of the sun's rays in the summer, and decreases it in the winter. Perhaps.

The Unemployed, Volunteerism and Freedom

The Great Recession has produced one thin silver lining for some of the nation's unemployed:  the opportunity to serve others. 

Gregory: If Republicans Bend on the Sequester, They Don't Deserve Our Support

"Any Republican who walks away from the sequester for a future "compromise" with Obama does not deserve our votes, contributions, or volunteer efforts. Tea Party, prepare to write down names."