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John Celock

Post-Tea Party Leader Expects 'Common Sense' | John Celock | Posted 12.31.2012 | Politics

The New Hampshire House of Representatives' new Democratic speaker is pledging "common sense" following two years of Tea Party control of the chamber....

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...

Republican Wages War On Dem 'Propagandists' | Posted 07.21.2012 | Politics

Two weeks ago, New Hampshire House Speaker William O'Brien shut the Concord Monitor out of his office during a press availability....

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...

GOP Sounds Alarm On Nazi Insult

Concord Patch | Posted 05.23.2012 | Politics

The state Republican Party is condemning an editorial cartoon in today's Concord Monitor that depicts House Speaker William O'Brien with a Hitler-styl...

John Celock

Lawmaker Tossed Out After Nazi Reference | 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...

Is Birth Control Coverage Motivated By Religious Freedom Or Religious Bullying?

Danielle Tumminio | Posted 03.13.2012 | Religion
Danielle Tumminio

Presumably Catholics would not want birth control -- it's all the other folks who do. Which makes this a debate not about religious freedom but about how people of one faith care for those who do not share their beliefs.

John Celock

GOP Lawmaker Pushes Progressive Law | John Celock | Posted 12.16.2011 | Politics

Several 2011 legislative sessions across the country have seen progressives harnessing popular power to counteract more conservative legislation. Now,...

New Hampshire Republicans Fail To Override Veto On Right To Work Bill

Posted 12.01.2011 | Politics

The Republican-controlled New Hampshire House of Representatives failed to overturn the Democratic governor's veto of an anti-union bill on Wednesday....

NH Speaker's Position on Student Voters Harms His Ideological Allies

Adam Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Adam Goldstein

If O'Brien believes in the words of his state's motto -- "Live Free or Die" -- I believe he just instructed college students to drop dead.

Victory in New Hampshire

Thomas Bates | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Thomas Bates

Great news out of New Hampshire: a victory for the good guys in the war on voting.

Politician Says 'Foolish' Students 'Vote With Their Feelings' (WATCH)

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

In a recent speech, New Hampshire state House speaker William O'Brien called student voters foolish and implied that they only vote liberal because th...