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Tuesday, March 10, 2015
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The Hill: GOP threatens EPA chief with subpoena for missing texts


The chairman of the House Science Committee is demanding that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) turn over records on deleted text messages.
Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) told EPA chief Gina McCarthy in a letter that he is considering subpoenaing her for the documents if the agency does not produce them.
The conflict stems from a court case in which the EPA said it may have deleted or lost text messages that the Competitive Enterprise Institute sought as part of a public records request. > Read more

> Interview Chris Horner 


Why capitalist virtue beats cronyist sin

There is a lot less rent-seeking than media stories suggest. Corporate welfare costs taxpayers about $100 billion per year, according to a 2012 Cato Institute study—a drop in the bucket in a $16.77 trillion economy. Therefore, it’s worth asking the question: “Why isn’t there more rent-seeking?” If lobbying for special favors is as profitable as it seems to be, why don’t firms fire their engineers and sales staff and hire only lawyers and lobbyists? > Read more


> Interview an expert



How Not to Fix, and Fix, Federal Surface Transportation Policy

We are told our highway network is on the verge of collapse (false), that the federal role is the most critical component of government transportation infrastructure funding (false), and that things will only get worse unless we submit to massive federal gas tax increases (false). The infrastructure lobby does no one any favors by overstating the problem and supporting reckless and inefficient tax-and-spend policies.
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> Interview Marc Scribner






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NH GOP - Carly Fiorina, Bobby Jindal, John Bolton and Rand Paul?

I'm excited to announce the participation of Governor Bobby Jindal, Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina, Ambassador John Bolton and Senator Rand Paul at our First in the Nation Republican Leadership Summit on April 17th and 18th. 

The New Hampshire Republican Party will be announcing many more of our featured speakers in the coming days and weeks. Please visit to stay updated and to register for this exciting two-day event. 

Thank you - and I hope to see you there!

Best wishes,

Jennifer Horn
New Hampshire Republican State Committee


NH Council of Churches Email Newsletter 

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New Hampshire Council of Churches
February 2015
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Historic Ash Wednesday Service  
to Bring Together Multiple  
Christian Denominations


     Concord, NH - On Wednesday, February 18th, Concord will host a historic gathering of regional Christian leaders in this holy observance of Ash Wednesday, the official start of the western Christian observation of the 40 days of Lent leading to Easter Sunday. Leaders from the Episcopal, Lutheran, Methodist and United Congregational churches will co-preside at an Ecumenical Ash Wednesday Prayer Service. This service will include distribution of ashes and Communion, and will be followed by a continental breakfast reception.

Ash Wednesday Ecumenical Prayer Service
 February 18, 2015 at 7:30am 
St Paul's Episcopal Church, 21 Center St.  
Next to the Capitol, Concord, NH  

     State Representative Robert Elliott initiated the idea for this event, which was organized by Pastor Jonathan Hopkins, Pastor of Concordia Lutheran Church and President of the NH Council
of Churches, and the Rev. Kate Atkinson, Rector of St. Paul's Episcopal Church and Chaplain of the NH State House. State Representative Elliott also invited all members of the NH General Court to this service.

This service will be co-officiated by the following:
  • The Rev. David Abbott, New Hampshire District Supervisor of the United Methodist Church in New England
  • Ms. Clare J. Chapman, Executive Director of the New Hampshire Council of Churches
  • The Rev. Dr. James Hazelwood, Bishop, New England Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church of America
  • The Rt. Rev. A. Robert Hirschfeld, the Bishop of the Episcopal Church in New Hampshire
  • The Rev. Gary M. Schulte, New Hampshire Conference Minister, United Church of Christ

A continental breakfast reception will follow at St Paul's Episcopal Church's.  All are welcome.

New Hampshire Voices of Faith 
Prayer Vigil 
     The NH Voices of Faith will host a prayer vigil on Tuesday, February 17 from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm in the Hall of Flags at the State House in Concord.  This vigil corresponds with three separate hearings to propose so-called Right to Work bills which would undermine unions.  Please join us in prayerful witness to support the rights and dignity of workers.  As the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr said,
"In our glorious fight for civil rights, we must guard against being fooled by false slogans
such as 'right-to-work.' It provides no 'rights' and no 'works.' Its purpose is to destroy labor unions and the freedom of collective bargaining.... We demand this fraud be stopped." 

     Contact Maggie Fogarty for more information, via email ( or phone (603-224-2407). Or join the Facebook group, NH Voices of Faith.


New Hampshire Council of Churches 
125 Airport Road                                 PO Box 1087 
Concord, NH  03301                Concord NH  03302

Clare J Chapman, Executive Director

NHDP - Petition: Tell Kelly Ayotte to put local communities first, not big oil companies 

Friend – 
This week, Kelly Ayotte voted to advance legislation that would disregard the federal review process and force construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. A thorough State Department review ensures that the views of local communities are heard, and that the environmental impacts and safety concerns of any project are considered.
Kelly Ayotte’s vote to cut out the voices of local communities isn’t just bad for this project; it also sets a dangerous precedent for projects here in New Hampshire like Northern Pass, the Portland-Montreal pipeline, and the Kinder Morgan pipeline.

Click here to add your name to our petition urging Kelly Ayotte to put local communities first, not big oil companies.
While Kelly Ayotte likes to claim that she supports local input on projects here in New Hampshire, her vote to bypass the normal review process for the Keystone XL pipeline speaks louder than her words.  
Will you add your voice to tell Kelly Ayotte that the input of local communities matters?

Raymond Buckley, Chairman
New Hampshire Democratic Party



Daily Signal - House GOP Agrees to Expansive Plan Blocking Obama's Immigration Actions 

The Daily Signal


Jan. 12, 2015

Morning Bell

House GOP Agrees to Expansive Plan Blocking Obama's Immigration Actions

The agreement would prevent Obama from implementing his recent executive actions to defer deportation for up to 5 million immigrants living in the United States illegally and granting them work permits.

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The New Sneaky Tactic Gun Control Advocates Are Embracing

The gun-control movement has decided to take a page out of the same-sex marriage advocates' playbook.

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As Obama Vows to Nix Keystone Pipeline, Here's a History of Presidential Veto Power

So far, the president has used his veto pen only twice, less than any executive in over a century.

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