Tag Archives: New Hampshire

New Hampshire Becomes 13th State To Ban Ex-Gay Torture, 22nd To Ban Gender Identity Discrimination

Manchester’s ABC affiliate reports: Civil libertarians and LGBTQ rights advocates praised Republican Gov. Chris Sununu on Friday after he signed into law a bill prohibiting discrimination on the basis of gender identity. “Discrimination – in any form – is unacceptable and runs contrary to New Hampshire’s Live Free or Die Spirit,” Sununu said in a statement after signing House Bill ...

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NEW HAMPSHIRE: Legislature Adds Trans Protections To Civil Rights Law, GOP Gov. Chris Sununu To Sign Bill

Via press release from Freedom For All Americans: In a legislative victory two years in the making, the New Hampshire Senate, by a bipartisan vote of 14-10, voted in favor of a bill, HB 1319, that adds transgender-inclusive nondiscrimination protections to the state’s existing civil rights law. The bill now heads to the desk of Republican Governor Chris Sununu, who ...

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$560 Million Lottery Winner Sues For Anonymity

Fortune reports: One very lucky New Hampshire woman is the winner of last month’s $560 million Powerball—but she wants to keep her identity a secret. Due to existing lottery rules, the winner is obligated to publicly claim the winnings, thereby indirectly letting friends and criminals alike know that she has come into millions. The winner fears that the inability to ...

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NEW HAMPSHIRE: Jury Awards $274 Million Defamation Judgment Against Right Wing Radio Host Michael Gill

The New Hampshire Union-Leader reports: A Merrimack County jury awarded three Manchester-area businessmen $274.5 million in their lawsuit against mortgage kingpin Michael Gill, who accused them of drug dealing and other crimes on prominent electronic billboards and social media viewed by millions. Steve Gordon, an attorney who represented AutoFair owner Andy Crews, Manchester developer Dick Anagnost and Primary Bank founder ...

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NEW HAMPSHIRE: State Leaders Demand Apology After Trump Tells Mexico Their State Is A “Drug-Infested Den”

Politico reports: New Hampshire leaders reacted angrily Thursday to President Donald Trump’s description of their state as a “drug-infested den” in a leaked transcript of a phone call earlier this year with Mexico’s president. “Up in New Hampshire — I won New Hampshire because New Hampshire is a drug-infested den,” Trump told Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto in January, according ...

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NEW HAMPSHIRE: House Panel Rejects Ex-Gay Torture Ban Upon Urging Of Rep Who Does Ex-Gay Torture

The Concord Monitor reports: New Hampshire won’t ban gay conversion therapy for minors this year, after a House committee voted this week to hold back the bill. In a 13-8 vote, the House Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs committee retained the legislation Tuesday over concerns that it limits parental rights and counseling for youth working through their sexuality, members ...

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NEW HAMPSHIRE: Gov. Maggie Hassan Declares Victory Over GOP Sen. Kelly Ayotte, Media Withholds Call

The Manchester Union Leader reports: Gov. Maggie Hassan declared she’s won New Hampshire’s U.S. Senate race, unseating Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte. During a hastily-called press conference outside the State House, Hassan said she’s ahead now by enough votes to survive returns from the few outstanding towns that are left. “I am proud to stand here as the next United States ...

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Federal Appeals Court: Ballot Selfies Are Constitutional

NBC News reports: A federal appeals court on Wednesday said New Hampshire’s ban on voting booth selfies “is like burning down the house to roast the pig.” In a unanimous vote, a three-judge panel of the First Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston upheld a lower court ruling that declared the state’s ban unconstitutional. It was the first time a ...

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POLL: Hillary +11 In Swing State Pennsylvania

The Hill reports: Hillary Clinton has opened up an 11-point lead over Donald Trump among likely voters in Pennsylvania, according to a new Franklin and Marshall College poll. Clinton has 49 percent in the poll among likely Pennsylvania voters while Trump has 38 percent. Among registered voters in the state, Clinton has a slightly larger lead, 48 to 35 percent. ...

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NEW HAMPSHIRE: Ex-Gay Torture Ban Dies For Current Session Despite Approval From Both Chambers

Two weeks ago the New Hampshire Senate followed the state House in approving a ban on ex-gay torture. The Senate vote even came with the support of GOP Majority Leader Jeb Bradley. But that’s where the good news ends, for now. New Hampshire Public Radio reports: The House and Senate passed differing versions of a ban on conversion therapy earlier ...

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NEW HAMPSHIRE: Senate Approves Ex-Gay Torture Ban With Backing Of Republican Majority Leader

The governor says she’ll sign it into law. The Concord Monitor reports: Republican and Democratic lawmakers in the state Senate reached an agreement late Thursday on a bill to ban gay conversion therapy on minors after a debate over religious freedom nearly derailed the effort. “Who among us would want to be converted from the essence of who we are? ...

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Marcobot: The Media Did Me In At Yesterday’s Primary

Marco Rubio last night told his supporters that his flailing debate performance was to blame for his fifth place finish in the New Hampshire primary. Today he’s singing a somewhat different song to Fox News. Politico reports: “What happened is obviously Saturday night the debate went the way it went, and then just the media coverage over the last 72 ...

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New York Daily News Slams “Brainless” NH Voters

From their story: Clueless New Hampshire voters handed billionaire bore Donald Trump a “yuge” victory in the first-in-the nation primary Tuesday, providing the mad mogul with a new round of ammo a week after a disappointing second-place finish in Iowa. More than three in 10 Granite State voters flocked to the foul-mouthed contender, throwing their support to him at levels ...

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Sanders And Trump Win New Hampshire Primary

Within minutes of the polls closing, all of the major networks tonight declared Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump the winners of the New Hampshire primary. The final margins won’t been known for a couple of hours, but polling appears to be been correct for both front-runners. Now all eyes turn to the four-way battle for second place on the GOP ...

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NEW HAMPSHIRE: State Marco Rubio Campaign Chairman Scuffles With Protesting “Marcobot” [VIDEO]

But it was in self-defense! From Breitbart: The New Hampshire state chairman of the presidential campaign of Sen. Marco Rubio admitted in a Tuesday interview with Breitbart News that he was violent with an anti-Rubio protester dressed like a robot at an election day event today. Cliff Hurst, the New Hampshire state chairman of the official Rubio campaign, admitted he ...

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Bill Clinton Rips Into Bernie Sanders [VIDEO]

Bill Clinton really tore into Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire last night. Via Politico: Bill Clinton’s milquetoast stump speech touting his wife’s biography and her power as a “changemaker” has transformed into a brutal litany of attacks on Bernie Sanders and the devious campaign the Clintons apparently believe he is running. “When you’re making a revolution, you can’t be too ...

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NEW HAMPSHIRE: Trump Campaign Declines To Denounce Robocalls By White Supremacists [VIDEO]

The Trump campaign today declined to denounce robocalls being made by a white supremacists group on his behalf in New Hampshire, only saying that Trump has nothing to do with any outside Super PAC. CNN interviewed Jared Taylor, the spokesman of the group (which Tony Perkins infamously addressed in 2001) and they report: New Hampshire voters may be stunned to ...

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NEW HAMPSHIRE: Cruz Slips To Third In New Poll, Sanders Lead Clinton By 22 Points

From Manchester’s NBC affiliate: It’s not an earthquake, yet. But the political ground in New Hampshire is moving. We’re seeing more of Iowa’s impact, and the war of words underway here. Hillary Clinton is coming back; and Marco Rubio is coming up. Donald Trump stays in first, with 36%; Rubio takes over second place, with 15%. Ted Cruz, now in ...

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Sanders Agrees To Debate Hillary On Thursday Night

Bernie Sanders this morning announced that he’s agreed to debate Hillary Clinton on Thursday night. The Hill reports: “The answer is yes,” the independent Vermont senator said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” when asked if he would participate in the Thursday night debate. “You know that I have always wanted more debates,” Sanders added. Sanders’ campaign maintained on Tuesday that he ...

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Trump Celebrates: I Got That “Loser” New Hampshire Paper Kicked Out Of The Next GOP Debate

Politico reports: ABC is cutting off their partnership with the New Hampshire Union Leader for the Republican primary debate on Feb. 6, an ABC spokesperson has confirmed. The paper was set to have a co-branding relationship for the debate, though it was going to be a comparatively minor role, without any representative on stage asking questions on behalf of the ...

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