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NHDP - Former NHDP Chair Kathy Sullivan's Statement on the NH Supreme Court Decision

Concord -- Former New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair Kathy Sullivan released the following statement on the State Supreme Court's decision this morning dismissing former Speaker Bill O'Brien's lawsuit against the New Hampshire Democratic Party and Chairman Ray Buckley.

"We are pleased that the Supreme Court upheld the lower court's dismissal of former Speaker O'Brien's lawsuit. The court found that Representative O'Brien failed to allege any injury whatsoever, and also did not find that the New Hampshire Democratic Party or Chairman Buckley violated the statute. It was a well reasoned decision by the Court."


AFP - Left lawyers go after ObamaCare victim 

We all thought the ObamaCare debacle couldn't get more shameful.

We were wrong.

Liberals are actually sending their legal attack dogs to try muzzling innocent victims of the law-- all so they can hide their complicity in voting for ObamaCare.

Sign the petition and tell them they're wrong! Then read on for the unbelievable story.

This week, we began running a television ad statewide in Michigan telling the story of Julie Boonstra, a mother of two children engaged in a life or death struggle with leukemia who had her insurance cancelled because of ObamaCare. (Click here to see Julie's ad)
At the moment when Julie and her family should have been focused on beating this disease, she instead found herself desperately trying to find coverage on the failed ObamaCare website and making calls to a government 800 telephone line.

Julie faced a life-threatening lapse in coverage because of ObamaCare. Under Julie's new plan, her monthly out-of-pocket expenses are extremely unpredictable and it's still not clear what medicines are covered.

Rep. Gary Peters, a Michigan congressman, helped put Julie in this position. He jeopardized her health with his vote. Did he apologize? Or, promise to repeal the law?

Hardly. Congressman Peters responded with a threatening cease-and-desist letter from his legal goon squad! Unbelievable.

Even for a liberal member of Congress, Gary Peters has stooped too low this time. We need signatures from all over the country to let the Left know we won't tolerate them going after sick folks who were told falsehoods by the President and harmed by ObamaCare. They've been through enough.

Thanks as always for your help with this. Together, we can let the Left know they won't get away with these tactics going forward.

Don't forget to click here to add your name to the petition.

Keep up the fight,
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Tim Phillips
President, Americans for Prosperity

P.S. Still upset? You can reach Congressman Peters' Detroit office at (313) 964-9960.

It took courage for Julie to stand up and tell her very personal story in a television ad. Now we've got to stand with this brave mother of two precious children when the Left is working to silence her in order to protect the politicians who brought up ObamaCare.


Legislation to Strengthen Rainy Day Fund and Improve State Lawsuit Oversight Clears Senate

Bill directs 10-percent of funds received from judgments and settlement to revenue stabilization account

Concord, NH - Legislation to increase New Hampshire’s rainy day fund through the proceeds from lawsuits settled in favor of the state passed the Senate earlier today.  The bill would direct 10-percent of any judgment awarded to the state in excess of $1 million to the fund, and would also increase the legislative oversight of lawsuits settled by the Attorney General’s office.

Senate Bill 283 was sponsored by Senate Finance Chairman Jeanie Forrester, R-Meredith, who said the purpose of the legislation is two-fold. “First, this bill will address the dire condition of the state’s rainy day fund by directing a small portion of lawsuit related windfalls into the fund.  This is an easy first step to protect our taxpayers and begin rebuilding our stabilization fund,” said Forrester.  Last month, State Treasurer Catherine Provencher told the Senate Finance Committee that the current balance of the state’s rainy day fund is about $100 million below what bond rating agencies would deem adequate.

“Second,” continued Forrester, “this legislation will increase transparency within the Department of Justice by ensuring the legislature is kept up to date concerning the legal settlements the Attorney General enters into on behalf of the state.  The bill’s reporting requirements will make certain the legislature can fulfill our oversight responsibilities regarding how these dollars are spent, and to better understand how these agreements impact the laws of the State of New Hampshire.”

SB283 passed the Senate on a voice vote and now moves to the House of Representatives for consideration.


Freekeenenews - Voters Sue Keene School District Over Warrant Article Changes

Voters Sue Keene School District

The voters claim the modifications made to the petitioned warrant articles at the 2014 deliberative session were illegal. 
Before the Deliberative Session, voter Conan Salada collected signatures on seven warrant articles to be placed on the official ballot before voters in the upcoming Keene School District election. During the Deliberative Session, all seven warrant articles were amended in a manner that eliminated the subject. These amendments were challenged as out of order, however the moderator overruled those motions, and the majority of voters in attendance agreed with the moderator. The Keene Sentinel described these changes as "Machiavellian legal maneuvering... to avoid letting voters decide the merits of the articles".

After the Deliberative Session, voter Darryl W. Perry, was directed to the 2011 Rockingham Superior Court decision in the case of Bailey v. Town of Exeter. In Bailey, the Court ruled, “the only way the phrase 'no warrant article shall be amended to eliminate the subject matter of the article' can logically be read is to conclude that any amendment that made the subject matter of the article a nullity was forbidden,” adding that “[m]erely because the majority of the voters were more clever in the way the amendment was worded to create the nullity does not mean their action was not a violation of the statute.”

Perry, Salada and two other voters (David Crawford and Eric LaRoche) have filed suit on Feb 19th against the School District due to the illegal actions at the Deliberative Session that have disenfranchised the voters of Keene, including petitioners. The filing can be read here.  The Cheshire superior court will hold an initial emergency hearing of the case on 2/28 at 11am due to the short timeframe remaining prior to the school board election.

Feel free to get in touch with me if you have questions or would like to interview an activist,
Ian Freeman

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CEI - Obamacare lawsuit development - Halbig Plaintiffs Move for Expedited Appeal 

Consumer Plans, Billions of Taxpayer Dollars At Stake Due to IRS Mandate


Washington, DC, Jan. 17, 2014 – In the wake of a Wednesday court decision upholding the IRS Obamacare mandate, the plaintiffs in Halbig v. Sebelius filed for an expedited appeal in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

“As this motion for a speedy appeal makes clear, there are compelling reasons for the appeals court act to quickly, because people are making their health insurance plans and billions of taxpayer dollars are now being spent each month in insurance subsidies for policies purchased through federal exchanges,” said Competitive Enterprise Institute General Counsel Sam Kazman. “This massive expenditure runs counter to what the district court itself admitted was ‘the plain meaning’ of the key provision in the Obamacare statute. And just as that court accelerated its handling of the case, the appeals court should similarly expedite this appeal.”

At issue in this case is the IRS regulation extending the law’s premium subsidies and employer mandate to “refusenik” states—the 36 states that decided not to set up their own insurance exchanges. In Wednesday’s ruling, Federal District Court Judge Paul Friedman rejected the plaintiffs’ argument but acknowledged it was supported by a key section in the statute and the plaintiffs’ position was “the more intuitive” position. Judge Friedman based much of his reasoning on he viewed as Congress’s broad goal of reducing health insurance costs—an approach the plaintiffs argue cannot override the language of the statute.

Michael A. Carvin of Jones Day is lead counsel in the case. The Competitive Enterprise Institute is assisting in the lawsuit’s coordination and funding.

> View the Motion to Expedite the appeal.

> For more information about Halbig v. Sebelius, visit


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