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Tea Party Leader Pushes College Voting Change

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 09.29.2012 | Politics

The Tea Party speaker of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, William O'Brien (R-Mont Vernon), is asking a state court to force the state attor...

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Romney's Tea Party Support In New Hampshire

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 09.27.2012 | Politics

Three New Hampshire state legislators with Tea Party affiliations -- and who have all made headlines for controversial claims -- have indicated that t...

GOP Leader Bans Newspaper After Hitler Comparison

Concord Patch | Marc Fortier and Tony Schinella | Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics

The cartoon, by Mike Marland, prompted Republican House leaders and the Republican State Committee to issue statements calling for a retraction of the...

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Republican Lawmaker: Kindergarten Could Lead To 400 Percent Crime Jump

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 07.03.2012 | Politics

A Republican lawmaker in New Hampshire explained his controversial statement last week that kindergarten leads to higher crime was based on statistics...

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Tea Party Legislators Pass 'Dangerous' Law

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 06.27.2012 | Politics

The Tea Party-controlled New Hampshire House of Representatives overrode the governor's veto of a partial birth abortion ban that opponents deemed as ...

Dem Gov Blocks Tea Party Push

Concord Patch | Marc Fortier | Posted 06.21.2012 | Politics

Gov. John Lynch on Thursday vetoed the Voter ID bill passed by the House and Senate earlier this year. "The right to vote is a fundamental right th...

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Tea Party Lawmakers Move To Restrict In-State Tuition

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 06.06.2012 | Politics

The Tea Party-controlled New Hampshire House of Representatives passed a bill on Wednesday to prohibit undocumented immigrants from receiving in-state...

History Making Candidate Enters Race

Nashua Patch | Carol Robidoux | Posted 08.06.2012 | Politics

Stacie Laughton had a last-minute change of plan Wednesday. Instead of filing her official paperwork to declare her candidacy for Ward 4 State Rep cer...

GOP Lawmaker's Lies Revealed

Salem Patch | Jake O'Donnell | Posted 07.31.2012 | Politics

Shortly thereafter, Giuda said Bettencourt contacted him. When Giuda explained why he wanted to see the reports, Bettencourt apologized and agreed to ...

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Lawmakers 'Hijack' Business Bill With Abortion Measure

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics

The Republican-controlled New Hampshire House of Representatives Tuesday adopted a measure placing a 24-hour waiting period on abortions as part of a ...

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Lawmaker Tossed Out After Nazi Reference

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 05.16.2012 | Politics

A Republican lawmaker in New Hampshire was physically removed from the state House of Representatives on Tuesday afternoon after he made a Nazi salute...

GOP Lawmakers Surprise Dems With Redistricting Override

Concord Patch | Jake O'Donnell | Posted 05.28.2012 | Politics

It was a chaotic afternoon at the Statehouse in Concord Wednesday as the House voted to override Gov. John Lynch's veto of the House's redistricting p...

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GOP Lawmaker Drops One Of His Guns During Meeting

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics

A Republican member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives who once posted a comment on Facebook about shooting at police officers accidentally...

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New Hampshire Lawmakers Repeal Contraception Coverage

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 03.07.2012 | Politics

Saying it would reduce health insurance costs, the Tea Party-controlled New Hampshire House of Representatives passed a bill Wednesday afternoon to re...

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GOP Lawmaker Seeks To Make Birth Control 'Obsolete And Outdated'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 02.22.2012 | Politics

A Republican lawmaker in New Hampshire has proposed repealing the state's requirement to provide insurance coverage for birth control by attaching the...

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GOP Lawmaker's Suggestion For Married Couples' Contraception

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 02.17.2012 | Politics

A New Hampshire lawmaker with a history of surprising statements suggested on Thursday that married couples who want to use contraception should pract...

GOP Lawmaker's Bizarre Birth Control Claim

Merrimack Patch | Carolyn Dube | Posted 02.16.2012 | Politics

"As a man, would it interest you to know that Dr. Bernstein just published an article that links the pill to prostate cancer?" Notter asked Rep. Andre...

Lila Shapiro

Critics Say New Hampshire's Right-To-Work Legislation Would Not Net Jobs

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 02.13.2012 | Business

The nationwide anti-union push is moving to New Hampshire, where the state legislature is considering right-to-work legislation once again. The pro...

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New Hampshire Dems Launch Petition To Block Health Care Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics

New Hampshire Democrats are hoping a campaign strategy centered on opposition to a controversial health care bill will pay off in 2012 elections acros...

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'It Is Wisconsin And Ohio On Steroids'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 01.20.2012 | Politics

The war over public employee collective bargaining has moved to New Hampshire, where the Tea Party-controlled legislature has taken up consideration o...

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Tea Party Lawmakers Consider Shocking Women's Laws

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 01.19.2012 | Politics

New Hampshire's 2012 legislative session has not been a good one for women so far. House Republicans passed an amendment on Wednesday that would defun...

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GOP Lawmakers Pass Shocking Law

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics

The Tea Party dominated New Hampshire Legislature on Wednesday overrode the governor's veto to enact a new law allowing parents to object to any part ...

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Jerry Bergevin, New Hampshire Legislator, Links Evolution With Nazis And Columbine

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics

A Republican state lawmaker in New Hampshire who introduced legislation to stop the teaching of evolution in schools has claimed that the theory of ev...

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State Courts Group Lays Blame on Tea Party

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 12.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The rise in Tea Party-backed state legislators led in 2011 to the largest number of attempts to impeach state judges in recent history, ...

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GOP Lawmakers Propose Radical Changes

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 12.22.2011 | Politics

A group of Republican lawmakers in New Hampshire have recently proposed state constitutional amendments that have the goal of overhauling aspects of t...