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Tuesday
Mar122013

US House Republicans - VIDEO: “Your House" - Welcome to the United States Capitol

WASHINGTON – The House Republican Conference today released a new video featuring the architectural, historical, and artistic highlights Americans can experience on a tour of the U.S. Capitol. 

The video, titled “Your House,” includes high-definition footage of the Capitol’s exterior, the Hall of Columns, Statuary Hall, and more.  You can watch the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvEQWwPGdSo.    

“Even though families traveling to Washington, D.C. are no longer able to visit the White House, the United States Capitol is still open for free, public tours for visitors,” said Chair McMorris Rodgers.  “It is unfortunate President Obama chose to eliminate public tours of the White House as a result of his sequester – arbitrary across-the-board spending cuts – instead of government waste, but we are proud to keep the doors to the beautiful, historic U.S. Capitol open for all.”

The President’s decision to cut White House tours is a stark contrast to the philosophy the White House has always promoted.  In fact, on the White House website, First Lady, Michelle Obama wrote, “The White House . . . is the ‘People’s House.’  It’s a place that is steeped in history, but it’s also a place where everyone should feel welcome.  And that's why my husband and I have made it our mission to open up the house to as many people as we can.” 

While the White House has closed its doors to the public, the U.S. Capitol remains open.  Tours of the Capitol can be scheduled by clicking here or contacting your Member of Congress here.

Tuesday
Mar122013

US Rep Shea-Porter Statement on the House Republican Budget

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Once again, House Republicans released a budget that protects the wealthiest, hurts the middle class and puts our economic recovery at risk. Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter released the following statement today about the Republican budget:

“I’m disappointed that instead of taking this opportunity to work towards a balanced plan to reduce the deficit and create jobs, House Republicans chose more of the same: tax cuts for a wealthy few while asking for more sacrifice from the middle class.

“The Republican budget would turn Medicare into a voucher program – ending guaranteed coverage for future retirees. It would repeal Obamacare, an effort that amounts to little more than political grandstanding. And it would give Americans at the top a new round of tax cuts while asking students, seniors and the middle class to foot the bill. These ideas were debated over the course of the fall election, and they were rejected by Granite State voters.

“If the Republican House majority truly wants to compromise, they need to put forward a compromise budget.”

Wednesday
Mar062013

Grafton County Republicans - Scott Brown Coming to NH 

GRAFTON COUNTY REPUBLICAN COMMITTEE

Will Keynote the Grafton County Republican’s Luncheon in April

HANOVER, NH: Former US Senator Scott Brown will be traveling to Hanover, NH on Saturday, April 20th where he’ll be the keynote speaker for the Grafton County Republican Committee’s Lincoln-Reagan Luncheon. Other special guests to be expected are Former Congressman Frank Guinta, NHGOP Chairman Jennifer Horn and VTGOP Chairman Jack Lindley.

This is an exciting time as we continue to build upon our grassroots support in the Upper Valley and across Grafton County. The work never stopped after Nov. 6th and we value the relationships that were developed with volunteers from all across Vermont who worked tirelessly during the last election cycle. We look forward to expanding these efforts by working with the VTGOP and its member organizations to create a strong regional grassroots network.

Republicans and Independents from all across NH and VT are encouraged and welcome to attend.

Tickets and event information can be found online at: graftongop.eventbrite.com or by calling Grafton County Vice Chairman Tyler Drummond at (603) 867-8100.

Tuesday
Mar052013

ALG's Daily Grind - Rove beware: UK uprising a warning to Republicans across the pond

March 4, 2013

Rove beware: UK uprising a warning to Republicans across the pond

The UK Independents are poised to shove the Conservative Party to the side and assume the role of loyal opposition.  If the establishment continues with its attacks on the base of the GOP, Republicans could find themselves in the same position as the Tories.

Cartoon: Right to be stupid

John Kerry: "In America, you have a right to be stupid, if you want to be."

The campaign against free and fair elections

The elections are only a few months behind us, but Democrats are already busy working to ensure citizens and non-citizens, the dead, felons and those registered in two or more states can cast a ballot in the next political contests.

New York Times: U.S. Report Sees No Environmental Bar to Keystone Pipeline

The U.S. Department of State cannot think of any reason, environmental or otherwise, why the Keystone pipeline should be opposed.

Friday
Mar012013

ALG's Daily Grind - Why are Republicans running away from sequester? 

Feb. 28, 2013

Why are Republicans running away from sequester?

Sequestration may in fact have been Obama's idea, but it was brought to the floor in the House of Representatives not once, but twice by Republican leaders. There, it was approved not once, but twice.

Bob McDonnell's tax hike is unconstitutional

People that live in Northern Virginia or in the Hampton Roads area will see a higher sales tax than people living in the rest of Virginia. Those two regions have more transportation needs than the rest of the state so McDonnell advocated them paying a higher tax. But, the Virginia constitution only allows for a uniform tax code.

Supreme Court may decide if endangering patients is protected union activity

SEIU members engage in a deliberate campaign of sabotage of patient care as part of a labor dispute.

Layton and Tumulty: Teacher pink slips claim by Duncan not backed by evidence

"The descriptions of the post-sequester landscape that have been coming out of the Obama Administration have been alarming, specific — and, in at least some cases, hyped."