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Saturday
Nov222014

ALG - House's 'tepid lawsuit' encourages Obama to violate law 

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Nov. 21, 2014, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Nathan Mehrens today issued the following statement responding to the House lawsuit against executive implementation of Obamacare:

 

"Boehner's tepid lawsuit response to five years of President Obama's executive actions to willy nilly change the law without Congress sadly demonstrates the profound weakness of his leadership. By the time Boehner's lawsuit winds its way through the court system, Obamacare will have been fully implemented. Is it this kind of pathetic response that encourages Obama to continue his effective dissolution of the separation of powers."

 

To view online: http://getliberty.org/house-tepid-lawsuit-encourages-obama-to-violate-law/

 

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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 www.GetLiberty.org.

Friday
Jun132014

Martin For US Senate - University of NH charged with civil rights violations in senate race 

Republican U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin charges the University of New Hampshire with civil rights violations

 

Andy charges that university officials acted, combined and conspired with the Union Leader and WMUR television station to issue polls that were fixed and rigged in advance

 

(Manchester, NH) (June 13, 2014) 

 

Dear Republican:

 

Friday morning I will file suit against the University of New Hampshire (UNH) for committing federal civil rights violations against my campaign for the U. S. Senate.

 

Once the lawsuit has been accepted by the clerk of court, I will send out a copy for your review.

 

This action comes with a heavy heart. Both my mother and Uncle Bill Vasiliou are UNH graduates. I was a regular visitor to the campus in the 1950’s and 60’s; only a football injury changed the course of my college education. So I am very sad to have to charge UNH with seeking to destroy my campaign.

 

Why did UNH officials violate the law?

 

UNH operates a “Survey Center” where they conduct polls for themselves and for private organizations. As a state university, UNH is a “state actor.” That means that as an agency of state government the university may not engage in dirty tricks, fraud or misrepresentation. Justice Cardozo stated the matter succinctly when he said: “[The state] is held to a higher standard than the morals of the marketplace.”

 

The Union Leader newspaper and WMUR have decided to destroy my campaign for the U. S. Senate. There are many reasons for the paper’s and station’s hostility. In order to stay in business the Union Leader covers up local corruption. I am a nationally-recognized corruption fighter and investigator. WMUR is owned by the powerful Hearst family which has a long history of journalistic fraud.

 

The station and paper have tried to “erase” me from the 2014 election. They have announced “debates” from which I will be excluded while they are inviting “patsy” candidates as “sparring partners” for their preferred stooge, Scott Brown. They don’t want Scott Brown to face a nationally-known, highly experienced opponent.

 

WMUR and the Union Leader got UNH to issue “polls” that were fixed and rigged in advance to exclude any possibility that my name would appear in the polls. I wrote to the Survey Center director, Andrew Smith, and he declined to deny my accusations. The law permits an individual and a court to draw an “adverse inference” from a situation where someone should produce evidence or deny illegal action, and remains silent.

 

And so we are headed to court in a truth-seeking effort to stop New Hampshire from becoming the Payton Place of American politics. “Drive-by voting” in which out of state voters register on Election Day, vote, and then disappear has become a statewide scandal.

 

Millions of dollars are being dumped into this state by a Chicago billionaire and others to buy a senate seat for Scott Brown. Likewise, California millionaires are trying to keep a senate seat in Jeanne Shaheen’s hands. Why? Because Brown and Shaheen are for sale in Washington. Using the accustomed protocols of Washington politics, Brown’s and Shaheen’s votes are for sale.

 

After serving only a short time in Washington, Brown became a wealthy man. He received $1.3 million in stock for what was almost a bribe, supposedly to “perform” a do-nothing, no show “job.” Shaheen and her husband have an elaborate system designed to insulate her from pay-to-play accusations. The system in Washington stinks. I am committed to fighting corruption the same way I have battled public and political corruption since I was a young law school graduate fighting organized crime.

 

You should protest that your vote is being devalued by out-of-state fixers that have even managed to get UNH officials to participate in fixed and rigged polls, all focused on one goal, making a mockery of the 2014 election by defeating my campaign.

 

Your vote counts. Don’t let them steal it from you with rigged polls and an endless barrage of phony TV commercials.

 

Loyally,

 

Andy

 

P.S. Please do the right thing. Open your mind. Consider voting for me in the primary. You’ll be proud you did.

Thursday
Jun052014

FreeKeeneNews - Weare Settles with Free State Project President for $57,500!

Collects over $57,000 for her trouble.

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Weare Settles for $57,500 over Wrongful Arrest of FSP President

After being trounced in the 1st federal circuit court, the Town of Weare and the notoriously corrupt Weare Police Department have settled with Free State Project President Carla Gericke to the tune of $57,500!

After Weare police had arrested her for “wiretapping” for recording a traffic stop then dropped the charges, Carla sued. She had recently won an “interlocutory” appeal case where the 1st circuit decided (again) that there is an established right to record government police doing their job in public and that police cannot claim “qualified immunity” from personal liability when arresting videographers.

The civil case against Weare, the WPD, and the individual officers was remanded back to the federal district court to move ahead to trial, but now that trial has been canceled with the news that Weare has given up and settled the case for over $57,000! Plus, there are no restrictions on her discussing the case, as are typically found with settlements. Congratulations to Carla and her attorneys for this epic win!




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Friday
May162014

NH Senate Passes Legislation to Fund Mental Health Settlement 

Includes language to increase settlement transparency & strengthen rainy day fund

 

Concord, NH - The State Senate today approved legislation to fund the metal health settlement entered into by the Attorney General’s office last year.  The bill authorizes approximately $9 million in new spending in this budget to expanding mental health service capacity in integrated community settings.  Funding for the legislation is authorized from funds not otherwise appropriated in the budget, and a Senate amendment allows funds obtained by the 1115 waiver currently under consideration to help offset the cost.

 

“It will be the responsibility of the Governor and the Department of Health and Human Services to manage the budget carefully to ensure the Department can continue to meet the lapse figures prescribed by the budget as well as the new spending required by the Attorney General’s settlement,” said Senate Finance Committee member Peter Bragdon, R-Milford. 

 

In addition, the bill also includes language previous agreed to by the Senate designed to increase legislative oversight of settlements entered into by the Attorney General’s Office.

 

“The need to authorize a significant level of new spending outside of the budget process again highlights the importance of increasing the level of communication between the Department of Justice and the legislature with regards to these settlements,” continued Sen. Bragdon.

 

Specifically, the Senate amendment requires the Attorney General to obtain Legislative Fiscal Committee approval before expending any settlement funds received, and to report to the Fiscal Committee on the nature of any settlements or judgments entered into on behalf of the state.  Additionally, the amendment requires that 10-percent of any settlements over $1 million dollars be deposited in the state’s Rainy Day Fund.

 

The legislation passed the Senate on a voice vote.

Thursday
May152014

NH Sen. Cataldo Statement on Margaret McCarthy’ s Narrow Network Hearing 

Concord, NH - Concord – Sen. Sam Cataldo, R-Farmington, issued the following statement today concerning Margaret McCarthy’s adjudicative hearing before the New Hampshire Insurance Department:

 

“In her hearing today, Ms. McCarthy is fighting for the thousands of New Hampshire residents who lost access to their doctors under ObamaCare and now must travel further to receive the care they used to be able to get in their communities. 

“Last year, when the Insurance Department announced the new narrow provider network under ObamaCare, patients across the state were rightly concerned.  In addition to the effects of the new restricted network, Granite Staters had no prior knowledge of the change or opportunities to voice their concerns.  Our government must be more accountable to its citizens. 

“That is why I introduced Senate Bill 340 earlier this year, which will require the Insurance Department to hold public information sessions and provide a comment period before approval of products to be sold on the health exchange.  In the future, this legislation will help to prevent the network blackouts that Ms. McCarthy is fighting against today by offering ample opportunity for public comment in order to ensure our insurance regulators understand full-well the implications of these decisions on our citizen’s health care.” 

NOTE: The Senate concurred with a House amendment to Senate Bill 340 on May 8, 2014.  The bill now moves to the Governor for her signature or veto.