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Saturday
Oct252014

Watchdog - You're voting democrat... even if you're not  

 

Cook County ballot box tries to cast GOP votes for Democrats

 

In Illinois, Republican state representative candidate Jim Moynihan went to vote during early elections, but when he tried to vote for himself it cast a vote for his opponent instead.

 
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Climate sinners: Billionaire Steyer and O’Malley flee green confab in gas-guzzler

 
Just moments after praising the benefits of of green living to thousands in New Orleans, Tom Steyer and Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley left in the least environmentally friendly vehicle possible — a Chevrolet Suburban.
 
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A chance for children in Philadelphia

 
In Philadelphia, the School Reform Commission unanimously voted to void teacher contracts that required them to pay nothing towards their own health care.
 

 

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Citizen’s arrest: Activist pulls over cop for driving an unmarked car

 
A former Republican congressional candidate pulled over a police officer in Washington to draw attention to unlawful traffic stops by police impersonators.
 
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Maybe this time it will be different for Chicago
 
Chicago's gun laws are some of the toughest in the nation but the state is now looking to add two new gun control issues to voters' ballots in Cook County.
 
 

 

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Obama program puts noncitizens on voter rolls
 
North Carolina’s election board found 154 ineligible voters on its poll lists — and officials are examining thousands more questionable registrations.
 
 

 

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ND Democrat George Sinner calls for regulation on speech
 
George Sinner, a Democrat running to be North Dakota’s at-large member of the U.S. House, is proposing new regulations for political advertising that would put the government in charge of the truth.
 
 
 
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Saturday
Oct252014

Brown For US Senate - AROUND TOWN WITH SCOTT BROWN - THIS WEEK: "MAKING THE CASE" 

"Making The Case"
Happy Friday,

With under two weeks to go until Election Day, Scott faced off in two debates with Senator Shaheen this week, making the case that New Hampshire needs an independent voice in the U.S. Senate, not a rubber stamp for President Obama's failed policies.

Scott also took to the trail this week to talk high energy costs and his plan to lower prices. Already, New Hampshire energy companies have increased rates for this winter, and things would only get worse under Senator Shaheen's proposed national energy tax.  

Energy is at an all time high and with your help, we are going to make Scott Brown our next Senator. Please take a look at our bulletin board below and find out what you can do to help us win this election and send Scott to Washington so he can fight for New Hampshire. 
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Brown Wins Debate: "The Issues Were On His Side"

In the first televised debate on Tuesday, WHDH's Andy Hiller declared Scott Brown the winner, saying "the issues were on his side." 

Over the course of the debate, Scott emphasized Senator Shaheen's continued support of President Obama and also explained to moderator Chuck Todd that the metric for a secure border is when "no one can come across it." 
Jeanne Shaheen's Performance Widely Panned

Scott also had a great second debate, giving a number of strong answers, especially when discussing ISIS and the poor decision of Senator Shaheen and President Obama to take options off the table.

But the story of the second debate was Senator Shaheen and her losing performance. NH1's Kevin Landrigan said she looked, "irritated," and "frustrated," while Breitbart's  Matthew Boyle wrote that, "Shaheen’s performance during the debate was arguably one of the worst by an incumbent Democrat this year. " 
"National Energy Tax" & "Zero"

Our campaign also released two new television ads this week to inform voters about how Jeanne Shaheen's policies are affecting them.

"National Energy Tax," highlights Shaheen's support for a new tax on energy while "Zero," discusses the Senator's zero rating from the National Federation of Independent Business, indicating that her policies have crushed small businesses. 
Volunteer of the Week:
 Beth Ragan


Congrats to Beth Ragan, who is our featured volunteer of the week. Beth has been incredibly helpful inour Hillsborough County office getting out the vote for Scott and making sure that her friends and neighbors will go to the polls on Election Day. Click here to see why she is volunteering time to elect Scott Brown. 
Scott Brown On Ebola: This Is Not A Time For Political Correctness

Ebola was a hot topic during the debates this week and Scott continued to provide strong leadership on the issue, while Senator Shaheen kept waffling.

We learned last night that Ebola has now spread to New York City. Scott released a statement indicating that the way we can stop this mass infection is by swift and decisive action, including a travel ban and quarantining health workers returning from countries were Ebola is prevalent.

Meanwhile, Jeanne Shaheen has been on both sides of the issue, and last night, seemed to indicate that she did not support a travel ban.
"Soaring Electric Rates"

With energy prices set to dramatically increase, our campaign is out with a new web video that shows Jeanne Shaheen's broken promise to reduce energy costs. Please watch the video and share it with your friends so they know why we can't trust Jeanne Shaheen when it comes to energy. 
On The Trail...

Even with two debates in three days, Scott still managed to meet with Granite Staters and talk with them about how he will work for them, and all of New Hampshire, when he is in the United States Senate. He discussed his vision for a better New Hampshire at the Portsmouth Rotary Club, visited Wire Belt Company of America in Londonderry to hear about how high energy costs are affecting them, stopped by the Bi-State Primary Care Association forum to talk health care and grabbed some seafood at Brown's Lobster Pound in Seabrook.
Campaign Bulletin Board
SUPER SATURDAY

Tomorrow in Stratham, we will be holding a Super Saturday filled with phone calls, door knocks and more. Please see below for details and consider coming out to help grow our already strong support for Scott. 


WHAT: Super Saturday
WHERE: Stratham Victory Office, 72 Portsmouth Avenue, Stratham
WHEN: Saturday, October 25th, 10:00 AM
RSVP: Mara Mellstrom (mmellstrom@scottbrown.com)
  
PHONE BANKS OPEN ACROSS THE STATE

Our Victory Offices throughout the state are up and running, so find the location closest to you and make sure to stop by and help our team make some calls. 

See locations below and if you have any questions, call 603-518-5412 and we'll be sure to provide more information.

MANCHESTER
Where: 379 Elm Street, Manchester
When: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM Mon-Sat; 12:00 PM - 6:00PM Sun.
RSVP: Charles Russell (crussell@scottbrown.com)

NASHUA
Where: 491 Amherst Street, Nashua
When: 
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM Mon-Sat; 12:00 PM - 6:00PM Sun.
RSVP: Anya Ross (aross@scottbrown.com)

CONCORD
Where: 10 Water Street, Concord
When: 
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM Mon-Sat; 12:00 PM - 6:00PM Sun.
RSVP: Jeremy Baker (jbaker@scottbrown.com)

SALEM
Where: 356 South Broadway, Salem
When: 
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM Mon-Sat; 12:00 PM - 6:00PM Sun.
RSVP: Connor Barrows (cbarrows@scottbrown.com)

STRATHAM
Where: 72 Portsmouth Avenue, Stratham
When: 
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM Mon-Sat; 12:00 PM - 6:00PM Sun.
RSVP: Mara Mellstrom (mmellstrom@scottbrown.com)

GET A LAWN SIGN

With under 20 days to got, if you need a lawn sign to let your friends and neighbors know you are supporting Scott,
check out our list of sign depots across the state where you can go and pick one up. There is contact information for each location, so just call up the place closest to you and get your sign!
As always, thanks so much for your support and hard work. We are right on the goal line and in 11 days, we will cross it and elect Scott Brown to the United States Senate.
  Colin Reed
Campaign Manager
Saturday
Oct252014

Citizens For A Strong NH - E-Newsletter: Employer Mandate, protests, and more... 

 

Heavy Online Ad Buy: Discussing Jeanne Shaheen and the employer mandate

 

As reported in the NHJournal on Wednesday, we launched a heavy, statewide, online advertisement buy this week, focusing on Senator Jeanne Shaheen and the negative effects of Obamacare's employer mandate. 

Last year, the Obama Administration announced it would delay the employer mandate portion of Obamacare until 2015. That decision was made shortly after we released our first television spot on Jeanne Shaheen titled, "What to Cut," back in June of 2013.

 

As we approach 2015, the Obama Administration still plans to move forward with enacting the mandate, and Shaheen has been silent on the issue. She has not asked for the delay to be extended or for a full repeal of the employer mandate.

 

The advertisements will alternate between the organization's new spot titled, "Extra Time," and the spot from last year titled, "What to Cut."

Read more in our full media release by clicking HERE.

 

 
 

Protests: Holding our elected officials accountable

Throughout the week, our volunteers have been busy holding Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Governor Maggie Hassan, Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter, and Congresswoman Annie Kuster accountable for hiding from their constituents at protests around the state.

 

Over the past couple of years, the four aforementioned elected officials have made it a point to avoid public town hall meetings, or other forums, where average Granite Staters could discuss the important issues facing our state and country.  

 

If you are interested in joining them for other visibility events next week, please email Mike@StrongNH.com for more information.

          

 

 
 

No response: Governor Maggie Hassan won't say whether she still supports President Obama

On Friday, we caught up with Governor Maggie Hassan.

While Governor Hassan has been a strong supporter of President Obama's liberal policies, when asked, she would not answer whether she voted for President Obama or whether she still supports his failed agenda.

Click HERE to watch the video. 
 
 

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Saturday
Oct252014

Cooler Heads Digest 24 October 2014 

 

24 October 2014

In the News

U.S. Oil Seen as Buffer for Global Prices and Supply
Lynn Doan, Bloomberg, 24 October 2014

Why the World Will Not Agree to Pricing Carbon
Peter Lang, Master Resource, 23 October 2014

Weather Channel Co-Founder: “There Is No Climate Crisis”
Ellie Zolfagharifard, Daily Mail, 23 October 2014

Not Just a Fracking Ban
Jillian Kay Melchior, National Review, 23 October 2014

Energy Cost Rise: A Pledge Obama (Unfortunately) Kept
Investor’s Business Daily editorial, 22 October 2014

Lame-Duck Congress May Lay Golden Eggs for Crony Capitalists
Ernest Istook, Washington Times, 22 October 2014

Tom Steyer: A Fool and His Money
Washington Examiner editorial, 21 October 2014

GOP Demands EPA Ditch Economic Studies That Are “Divorced from Reality”
Michael Bastasch, Daily Caller, 21 October 2014

No, BP Didn’t Ruin the Gulf
Geoff Morrell, Politico, 21 October 2014

Which Is the Bigger Threat to People in Developing Countries: Climate Change or Energy Poverty?
Marlo Lewis, GlobalWarming.org, 20 October 2014

Oil: The Real Economic Stimulus
Stephen Moore, Washington Times, 18 October 2014

News You Can Use
Poll: Plurality of Americans Oppose EPA’s Climate Regulations

According to a poll conducted earlier this month by Paragon Insights, a plurality of U.S. voters oppose EPA’s proposed Clean Power Plan, with 47 percent opposing, 44 percent supporting and 9 percent undecided. We’re sure the 9 percent undecided would oppose the rule if they got to know it.

Inside the Beltway
Myron Ebell

Methane Leakage Is the Next Target in Obama’s Climate Agenda

After delaying indefinitely plans to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from oil refineries, the Environmental Protection Agency is now preparing to follow the lead of environmental pressure groups and the State of California and crack down on methane leakage from natural gas production and delivery.  California Governor Jerry Brown last week signed a bill into law that requires the state’s Air Resources Board to develop a comprehensive strategy to reduce methane emissions, including those from livestock.

Methane, the principal component of natural gas, is a potent but short-lived trace greenhouse gas.  Gas leaks from production sites at highly varying levels and is sometimes flared at wells producing both oil and gas because it is uneconomic to capture and pipe it to market.  More leakage occurs from the pipelines.

Earlier this month, researchers analyzing data from a European satellite announced that methane leakage between 2006 and 2012 from two shale gas fields in the United States ranged from 3 to 17 percent of production and averaged roughly 10%.  Their results were published in an American Geophysical Union open access journal, Earth’s Future.

The two fields were the Eagle Ford in Texas and the Bakken in North Dakota.  The satellite stopped functioning in 2012 as a result of power failure.  The EPA has estimated that methane leakage from gas production averages 1.2%.  Other studies have found lower leakage rates. The regulators at EPA will no doubt rely on the 10% figure, as they write their new regulations.

EPA Delays Revised 2014 RFS until after the Election and 2015 RFS until September 2015

The Environmental Protection Agency is required by law to announce its mandatory blending target for the Renewable Fuels Standard for the year before that year begins.  In November 2013, the EPA complied with the law  and announced the 2014 RFS would total 15.21 billion gallons. That was a considerable drop of almost 17% from the 18.15 billion gallons target set in the 2007 anti-energy law and an 8% decrease from EPA’s 2013 target of 16.55 billion gallons.  It seemed in January that even the EPA realized  that the ethanol mandate is on the verge of imploding. 

After furious political blowback from Big Corn, the EPA in early 2014 announced that it would revise the 2014 figure upwards later in the year.  The EPA finally sent its proposed revised 2014 RFS to the White House Office of Management and Budget for review in late August. In late September, it became known that the rule would not become final until after the election. 

Now, it has been reported that the EPA will not announce the 2015 RFS until September 2015 at the earliest.  It is a curious fact that the Environmental Protection Agency cannot comply with the law, but requires people to comply with its rules many months before they are published.

Across the States
William Yeatman

New York Governor Changes Tune on Fracking

During a gubernatorial candidate debate this week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) was asked when, if reelected, he would decide whether to lift the Empire State’s ongoing moratorium on fracking. He responded by saying that he would “let the scientists decide.” This represents a notable shift from Governor Cuomo’s previous practice, which was to defer not to scientists, but rather to deranged environmentalist Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. In March, 2013, the Associated Press reported that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was set to partially lift a statewide moratorium, but he was persuaded to hold off on doing so by Kennedy, who is not a scientist and who has been described by the liberal media outlet Slate as being “obsessive and dangerous.”

Around the World
William Yeatman

European Union Reaches Agreement on Meaningless Climate Goals

The European Council this week reached an agreement to reduce greenhouse gases at least 40 percent by 2030. According to French President Francois Hollande, the agreement is “conclusive and definitive,” but this is malarkey. In fact, EU leaders rendered the agreement worthless by including a “flexibility clause,” which allows them to revisit the targets at any time. As such, the agreement is “conclusively” and “definitively” non-binding, and therefore meaningless. Environmental special interests were appropriately depressed. In a press statement, Greenpeace said that, “The global fight against climate change needs radical shock treatment, but what the EU is offering is at best a whiff of smelling salts... .Europe can and should do more to stop the most devastating impacts of climate change.”

The Cooler Heads Digest is the weekly e-mail publication of the Cooler Heads Coalition. For the latest news and commentary, check out the Coalition’s website, www.GlobalWarming.org.

Friday
Oct242014

Daily Signal - Is Next Step in War on Religious Liberty Inspection of Religious Schools?

The Daily Signal

 

October 24, 2014

Morning Bell

Is Next Step in War on Religious Liberty Inspection of Religious Schools? That’s Happening in the UK

There is no doubt that the rights the First Amendment protects—freedom of speech and freedom of religion—are increasingly the most attacked.

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Judge Sides With IRS, Dismisses Lawsuits by Conservative Groups Over Targeting Scandal

A federal judge in Washington, D.C., sided with the Internal Revenue Service and dismissed lawsuits by tea party organizations.

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Bioterrorism Should Be a Bigger Concern Than Ebola

Daily Policy Focus: America could face an even greater medical threat in the future: bioterrorism.

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