Congress

Eddie Edwards – Excerpt From Remarks at an Aug. 9th, House Party

by Steve MacDonald August 10, 2018

I had the opportunity to capture some video at a House Party for Eddie Edwards. He is running for Congress in NH congressional district one. I did run into a few issues and not just with the lighting. Some of the video was inaccessible after the fact. Some is just missing, even though the device was […]

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Congressional candidates, what is your plan?

by Ian Underwood August 6, 2018

I mean, of course, your plan for dealing with the issues raised in the remarkable, and remarkably disturbing, Facebook series The Swamp. For those who haven’t yet seen it, the series follows a group of idealistic, newly-minted members of the House of Representatives as they head to Washington, DC, to help drain the swamp.  Spoiler […]

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Steve Negron for Congress

by Op-Ed August 4, 2018

GraniteGrok.com has endorsed Steve Negron for Congress in New Hampshire Congressional District 2. We encourage conservatives in District 2 to support Steve’s campaign.

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Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter Grasps in Desperation for Relevance Before Retiring

by Steve MacDonald July 20, 2018

Congress has plenty of vestigial structures but were any of them ever as useless as “retiring” lame-duck congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter? She not only did nothing to protect our children from the national debt she played a part in doubling it. The government not only got further into our bedrooms under her watch they stormed into […]

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Pine Tree Ramblings – Vol 10

by Tom July 19, 2018

Leftists (Liberals, Democrats) sure are in a tailspin these days.  And it sure is great to see. They pick these whacky, self-proclaimed Socialist bartenders who can’t function though a media interview.  They have issue-du-jour Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS), where each day brings a new “critical issue”, worthy (in their minds) of impeaching the President: Helsinki, […]

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Son of Sanders Has a Lackluster Congressional Campaign in New Hampshire

by Steve MacDonald June 11, 2018

Levi ‘s Sander’s is running for Congress in New Hampshire. And he says, “we’re reaching out to a lot of low income and working class folks. I’m starting to get a good group of folks in New Hampshire, and I’m feeling very good.” But no one else is feeling the vibe. Sanders grabbed national headlines in late […]

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Data Point – Trump is more popular now than Obama

by Skip April 2, 2018

…at the same time in their Presidencies. 50% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Forty-nine percent (49%) disapprove. 33% who Strongly Approve of the way the president is performing and 39% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -6. Trump’s overall job approval rating is now […]

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Will the Terminally Ill Get The Right to Try Experimental Treatments? Yes, and Soon.

by Steve MacDonald March 27, 2018

Mr. Trump, in the State of the Union, asked Congress to move on legislation that would give the terminally ill the right to try experimental treatments. Peter Roff, writing at Townhall.com reports that Congress has passed legislation, “…guaranteeing the government will not interfere if a patient who is fully informed of the risks of doing […]

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Did Congress Just Fund The Wall Without Knowing It?

by Steve MacDonald March 26, 2018

Mike and I had a discussion last night (listen here) about a potential problem with Omnibus bills that can be summed up like this. 1. Congress allocates money to be spent. The President spends the allocated money. 2. Once Congress allocates money, their job is oversight of the money being spent. They don’t spend the […]

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Republican Majority Congress is Preparing to “Enhance” Background Checks

by Steve MacDonald February 28, 2018

Daniel Horowitz is ringing an alarm bell with the help or Republican Rep. Thomas Massie. When Congress passed national reciprocity, it also passed Fix NICS legislation. At the time Rep. Massie warned that in the US Senate, as soon as there was another shooting, Senate Republicans would drop reciprocity and bring Fix NICS to the floor. […]

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Will NH all Democrat female contingent protest Willie Singletary like they did Roy Moore?

by Skip December 30, 2017

After all, at every turn our all Democrat Congressional delegation (e.g., Jeanne “Obamacare” Shaheen, Maggie “The Red” Hassan, Annie “I’m the most Progressive” Kuster, and Carol SEIU-Porter) denounced Republiacn Judge Ray Moore who was running to fill former US Senator and now US Attorney General Jeff Session’s Senate seat from Alabama on the basis of […]

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The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

by Steve MacDonald December 16, 2017

If you are on the Andy Sanborn (for Congress) email list, you’ll have received this already. For the benefit of others and the trolls, here is a snippet from his email and a pdf of the highlights of the plan. Attached is the first release of what the conference committee created and what both the House […]

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US House Votes 364-58 Against Impeachment Resolution

by Steve MacDonald December 6, 2017

The US House tabled a resolution to begin Impeachment proceedings against Mr. Trump. The House on Wednesday tossed aside an attempt by Rep. Al Green to bring articles of impeachment against President Trump. Many Democrats joined the Republican majority in voting, 364-58, to table the resolution from Mr. Green, Texas Democrat, after Democratic leaders said […]

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Democrat Chris Pappas is Running for Congress in NH CD-1

by Steve MacDonald November 10, 2017

The speculation is over. (I confess I forgot he was considering it.) Executive Councilor Chris Pappas is going to run for Congress in New Hampshire Congressional District one. He’s joining at least four other Democrats to succeed Democratic Rep. Carol Shea-Porter, who is stepping down after her term ends. Former AFL-CIO head Mark MacKenzie, former […]

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Andy Sanborn on Why You Should Support Him for Congress in NH CD-1

by Steve MacDonald July 10, 2017

State Senator Andy Sanborn, speaking at the CNHT Picnic this past weekend, took a few minutes to offer a short, simple set of reasons to support him for Congress in New Hampshire CD-1 in 2018.

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CNHT Picnic: Andy Sanborn is Running for Congress in NH CD-1

by Steve MacDonald July 10, 2017

State Senator Andy Sanborn, speaking at the CNHT Picnic this past weekend, took a few minutes to offer a short, simple set of reasons to support him for Congress in New Hampshire CD-1 in 2018. Audio 5 min 14 sec. GrokTalk! and GraniteGrok contribute to the New Media Militia

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STATE SENATOR ANDY SANBORN ANNOUNCES RUN FOR CONGRESS

by Steve MacDonald June 13, 2017

PRESS RELEASE   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 6/13/2017 CONTACT: Press@andysanborn.com STATE SENATOR ANDY SANBORN ANNOUNCES RUN FOR CONGRESS A proven conservative Republican who can win and keep the seat BEDFORD, NH – State Senator Andy Sanborn (R – Bedford), Chairman of the Senate Ways and Means Committee, announced Tuesday that he will run for United States Congress in New […]

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A “virtual” Congress – THIS is a great idea!

by Skip May 14, 2017

Emphasis mine, reformatted: Rep. Steve Pearce proposes ‘virtual’ Congress Rep. Steve Pearce, after more than a decade in the House, thinks he knows why people are so unhappy with Congress. Once elected, lawmakers become creatures of Washington and lose touch with the people who sent them there. To fix it, the New Mexico Republican has proposed […]

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NOAA Told to Drop Climate BS, Focus on the Weather.

by Steve MacDonald April 6, 2017

NOAA, you’re drunk. Go home. WASHINGTON- The U.S House of Representatives today unanimously approved the Senate amendment to H.R. 353, the Weather Research and Forecasting Innovation Act, introduced by Science, Space, and Technology Committee Vice Chair Frank Lucas (R-Okla.). This legislation directs the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to prioritize its research to improve […]

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One racist post deserves another: “Congressional Black Caucus Doesn’t Want To Dilute Its Racial Purity”

by Skip February 3, 2017

Whites are outright, well, evil (my post before this).  Here is an another outright racist post but it seems that because it is by elected US Congressional Representatives, racial purity is a feature and not a bug. Hey, discrimination comes with the territory – and it is condoned.  What the blacks in the Congressional Black […]

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Nancy Pelosi for Minority Leader

by Steve MacDonald November 18, 2016

Hew Hampshire Democrat Rubber Stamps Carol Shea-Porter and Ann McLane Kuster can be counted on to choose Nancy Pelosi to lead the Democrats in Congress, and this is good. We want Nancy to continue to be the face of House Democrats in DC. “[T]he [Democrat] party has hemorrhaged over 60 House seats in the past […]

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Is Shea-Porter Running For Congress?

by Steve MacDonald October 6, 2016

It’s not supposed to be Press Release Day, but this one caught my eye. Carol SEIU-Porter is the Democrat candidate for the US House in NH district one who many years ago, showed up everywhere for everything to get elected to office. Now, I guess, she and her party just assume she is entitled to it […]

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Rand Paul – “Addicted to Spending” – You’re All Guilty

by Steve MacDonald October 4, 2016

Congress looks to pilfer $150 Billion from Social Security. Sen. Paul had something to say about that. They still voted to spend it, but at least he took a stand. H/T JP Marzullo – Facebook

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The 603 Alliance Announces *Endorsements in NH State Level Races [Added Original Press Release]

by Steve MacDonald July 8, 2016
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The 603 Alliance has announced four *endorsements in New Hampshire primary races for the US Senate, NH Congressional Districts 1 and 2, and for Governor of New Hampshire.  (Disclosure: As a member of the steering committee I did take part in this process.) From 603 Alliance.org In an ambitious undertaking, the 603 Alliance held private […]

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Deja Vu: US House Republicans screw over bondholders like Obama did with the auto industry.

by Skip July 3, 2016

No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject […]

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Reality Check on Trump v. Hillary

by Steve MacDonald June 26, 2016
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No one has an official nomination but for our purposes, the field is set. We got Trump and Clinton. For the sake of argument let’s pander to all the haters and assume that both of them intend to run roughshod over the constitution. Just play along, please. In our Constitutional Republic, the power granted the […]

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And Now a Message from House Democrats

by Steve MacDonald June 23, 2016
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Elections, Corruption, and the Ex-Im Bank

by Steve MacDonald June 22, 2016
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David McIntosh, the President of Club for Growth, is back to talk about the Export-Import bank. Congress reauthorized the institution so it could fund crony corruption with your tax dollars. We also touch on the upcoming elections and what Club for Growth is focused on for November. Download this segment |  Complete podcast >>Listen to […]

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Remember the Export Import Bank?

by Steve MacDonald June 22, 2016

David McIntosh, the President of Club for Growth, is back to talk about the Export-Import bank. Congress reauthorized the institution so it could fund crony corruption with your tax dollars. We also touch on the upcoming elections and what Club for Growth is focused on for November.  

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We Already ‘Announced’ This But Here is the “Official” Press Release

by Steve MacDonald May 31, 2016
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MAY 31, 2016 Jim Lawrence announces his plans to file his Campaign for Congress in New Hampshire’s 2nd Congressional District. Hires experienced team to guide his race For Immediate Release: Contact: Michael Biundo 603-540-2572 Michael@RightVoter.com HUDSON – Veteran, Entrepreneur, small businessman, and three-term State Representative Jim Lawrence today announces his plans to file his campaign […]

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