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Kelly Ayotte

GOP Senator: Bipartisan Deal In Hand To Reopen Government, Avoid Default

AP | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican senator says she understands Senate leaders have reached an agreement to avoid a Treasury default and reopen the gove...

GOP Senator Attempts Balancing Act Amid Backlash From The Right

RealClearPolitics | Posted 10.09.2013 | Politics

Kelly Ayotte is no stranger to the difficult balancing act of politics....

Obama Administration's Handling Of Terror Suspect Draws Sharp GOP Opposition

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration's detention of a high-profile terrorist suspect aboard a Navy vessel is drawing sharp oppos...

Ted Cruz Takes A Beating From Senate Republicans

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 10.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of Senate Republicans, including Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), railed against Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) at a private lu...

Michael McAuliff

GOP Senator: Shutdown Is 'Not A Winning Strategy' | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The tea party-driven bid to use government funding as a lever to dismantle Obamacare is still "not a winning strategy," Sen. Kelly Ayott...

Ayotte Mocked Over Fried 'Doe' Flop

Nashua Patch | Posted 11.29.2013 | Politics

Just call it the great #FriedDoe incident of 2013. ...

Ayotte Blocks Obama Nominee

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 11.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Sen. Kelly Ayotte is blocking Senate action on President Barack Obama's nominee for Air Force secretary until she gets answers abou...

With Online Gambling Fight, Congress Must Regain Constitutional Powers

Ken Blackwell | Posted 10.22.2013 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

Congress needs to reassert itself and make its ban on government-sponsored Internet gambling explicit, taking back control and oversight over trade and commerce in the process.

OFA Delivers Unicorn Trophies To GOP 'Climate Deniers'

The Huffington Post | Katie Burkhart | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics

Following President Barack Obama's pledge to bring his climate change plan to fruition, Organizing for Action volunteers on Tuesday delivered congress...

U.S. Paralympian Banned From World Championships At Last Minute

AP | Posted 08.10.2013 | Sports

CONCORD, N.H. -- U.S. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Kelly Ayotte are objecting to a decision not to allow a New Hampshire record-setting swimmer to partici...

Ryan Rainey

GOP Fundraiser Guest Mimes Shooting Protesters | Ryan Rainey | Posted 07.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Gun control advocates received a chilling welcome Monday evening outside a Republican Party fundraiser when one of the guests pantomimed...

Republicans, White House Meet To Discuss 'Big' Reform

The National Journal | Chris Frates | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics

At least a dozen Republican senators are regularly meeting with President Obama’s top aides in an attempt to plot a way forward on the looming fisca...

Giffords Gun Control Tour Hits High Gear

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 09.05.2013 | Politics

DOVER, N.H. — Thirty months after she was shot through the head, former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords sits in a New Hampshire restaur...

Palin Slams Republicans Who 'Turned Their Back On The American Public'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 06.27.2013 | Politics

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) tore into two prominent Republican senators Wednesday who she said "turned their back on the American public." P...

Danielle Schlanger

A League Of Their Own | Danielle Schlanger | Posted 06.27.2013 | Politics

The congressional women's team almost had it. Going into the 6th inning at the 5th Annual Congressional Women’s Softball Game Wednesday evening,...

Gun Rally Heckler's House Catches Fire

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 06.24.2013 | Politics

Daniel Musso, a New Hampshire man who was hit with a stun gun and then arrested by police last week at a gun control rally, returned home Saturday to ...

Man Heckles Father Of Gun Violence Victim, Gets Hit With Stun Gun

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 06.19.2013 | Politics

A gun rights supporter was hit with a stun gun on Tuesday after he heckled the father of a murdered gun violence victim at an anti-gun violence rally,...

Anti-Gun Violence Rally Turns Ugly

Concord N.H. Patch | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics

An anti-gun violence rally at the Statehouse plaza on Tuesday turned ugly when gun rights supporters turned out to protest the event and one pro-gun a...

Protesters Rock Republican Event On Anniversary Of Tragic Shooting

Patch | Michael Ryan | Posted 06.14.2013 | Politics

A gaggle of protesters were stationed across the street from Tuscan Kitchen this morning to greet Sens. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) a...

Elise Foley

Marco Rubio's Behind-The-Scenes Immigration Lobbying | Elise Foley | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As efforts to comprehensively reform the nation’s immigration system near the first of several likely Senate votes, behind-the-scenes ...

Ayotte To Support Senate Immigration Bill

AP | Posted 08.09.2013 | Politics

BY PHILIP ELLIOT, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte on Sunday said she would support the bipartisan immigration ...

Republican Takes Heat For Sticking With GOP

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 06.08.2013 | Politics

BOSCAWEN, N.H. -- U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte has endured sustained and sharp political attacks on New Hampshire television for voting with her Republican ...

GOP Senator Accused Of Hypocrisy On Background Checks

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 06.04.2013 | Politics

Mayors Against Illegal Guns, the anti-gun violence group spearheaded by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, released a new ad Tuesday disputing a c...

Pulling Rank: Women Lead the Charge Against Military Sexual Assault

Barbara Lee | Posted 07.23.2013 | Politics
Barbara Lee

While women's numbers in the military -- and in elected office -- may be dwarfed by their male counterparts, women in Congress are giving new meaning to the phrase "pulling rank."

Sabrina Siddiqui

GOP Senators Doubles Down On Susan Rice Claims | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Tuesday showed no interest in apologizing for their previous assertions that ...