Maggie Hassan

Hassan Tax Grab Provides An Excellent Campaign Opportunity for NH Republicans

by Steve MacDonald July 24, 2014

Her highness, Shahbanu Maggie Hassan, Freiherr of Fracking, Duchess of Philips Exeter,  Raja of Revenues, Empress of EMILY’s List, Potential Princess of Northern Pass, (and N.H.’s own ambassador to the deteriorating nation of Turkey), hath dissolved that part of the state constitution that limits her taxing powers so that she might overburden her people by expanding […]

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Is Hassan’s $25K Donation from the IBEW Illegal or Just Unethical

by Steve MacDonald July 22, 2014
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If you search “Maggie Hassan” and “25,000″ you will discover that the NHGOP has asked the NH AG’s office to determine if a $25,000.00 dollar campaign contribution to the governor from the local IBEW violates New Hampshire Campaign finance laws. I think we should get an answer on that, and not because I think it […]

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Governor Maggie “Fracking” Hassan

by Steve MacDonald July 21, 2014
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We are right to assume that Democrats favor subsidies for green energy projects, redistribution schemes like the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), renewable energy standards that use government force to require power providers to buy more expensive wind and solar derived electricity to put it into the grid, because they supported, voted for, and defend […]

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Gov Hassan. Have You Been Asked to House Illegals in NH?

by Steve MacDonald July 17, 2014
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From Hemingway for Governor “I don’t know is not an answer.” The Concord Patch inquired with Governor Hassan’s office as to whether the state will be accepting immigrants as part of the President’s program and printed the following answer: “We are not aware of any plans for the state to provide housing support for the […]

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Governor Hassan’s Export Data More Than Faulty

by Steve MacDonald July 17, 2014
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About that 22% increase in Exports from New Hampshire you’ve been bragging about, Governor Hassan…its from Bakken-Fracking Shale Oil that didn’t even stop in New Hampshire!? Business NH Magazine Export data from the U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Department of Commerce updated in June does show NH’s exports increased 20 percent between 2012 and 2013 […]

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Can We Cancel The NH Cell Phone Ban Now?

by Steve MacDonald July 14, 2014
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The lead story on my digital copy of the New Hampshire Union Leader is…”NH Traffic Death Take Sharp Decline.” We’re on track to have a record low number of traffic related fatalities for New Hampshire for 2014.  That would be the total number of actual deaths without regard to the kinds of factors the National […]

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As always, he’s only got questions and we’ve got answers!

by Skip July 13, 2014

Dunno if I’m right, but I’m, as always, willing to play along.  And, I bet a better than .500 average to boot.  So Political Scoop’s questions (emphasis mine): When will it start to bother the major players in Washington that Scott Brown is down double digits in two polls in a row? I would think […]

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Is Terie Norelli Doing Her Impression of Harry Reid?

by Steve MacDonald July 13, 2014
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In the second segment of yesterday’s GrokTALK!, Matt Murphy from Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire was opining on the mysteries of SB120, the NH Incumbent protection Act.  SB120 would skew speech rights in favor of politicians (just search SB120 on the Grok for ample details if you are unfamiliar).  He was wondering why the […]

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Has SB 120 – “The Incumbent Protection Act” – become law or not?

by Susan Olsen June 27, 2014

Seems the Democrat Governors’ Association (DGA), of which NH Governor Hassan is vice chair, has sued the state of Connecticut this past April alleging that its campaign finance restrictions violate free speech. Could this be why NH’s own SB 120 , the “Incumbent Protection Act”, enrolled on June 4, 2014, has either not literally been signed […]

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Sigh….Really, the NH GOP used the word “hypocritical” over Medicaid Expansion?

by Skip June 12, 2014

I listened to WMUR at 6 today as they ran a spot on Maggie’s filing for re-election for NH Governor.  What I heard for being “hypocritical” was her taking credit for implementing Medicaid Expansion and the gas tax.  Absolutely WRONG – she had nothing to do with it.  There is no way she ehould be […]

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More Hassanpfeffer – Governor Hassan, ‘Wood’ U Care To Talk About The Travel Ban?

by Steve MacDonald June 2, 2014
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Governor Maggie Wood Hassan–I’m surprised we’re not calling her Mags, in the same vein by which candidate Ann McLane Kuster became ‘Annie’–executed a travel ban on the state of New Hampshire’s public employees, but excluded herself.  Governor Hassan is traveling to the land of Turkey and it is difficult to soar with eagles when you […]

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Could HB 1360 Ban Those Under 18 Driving in NH from Changing The Radio Station?

by Steve MacDonald May 9, 2014
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The NH HB1360 ban, also known as the “none of us are competent enough do things in our vehicle bill,”is heading to Governor Nanny Hassan’s desk.   It will very likely become law, after which, based on the insanity of the language in this bill, no driver under 18 will be permitted to turn a […]

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New Hampshire Public School Drop Out Rates Soar Under Governor Hassan

by Steve MacDonald April 29, 2014
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A national organization that examines public school drop out rates has just graded New Hampshire.  We got an 86% (UL-Secret hand shake required).  That might sound good until you recall that Governor Maggie Hassan’s predecessor claimed the rate had dropped below 1%.  This means that under Maggie Hassan, Drop out rates have skyrocketed. (Why aren’t […]

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We Should Always Assume NH Governor Maggie Hassan Is Misleading Us?

by Steve MacDonald April 24, 2014
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Kimberly Morin reports that governor Hassan continues to use the debunked lie that women only earn .77 cents to every dollar a man makes because… it fits Hassan’s false narrative. This author was in attendance and asked the Governor why she continues to use the study that claims women earn .77 to a man’s $1.00 […]

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GrokPOLL! Who Should Be The Next Governor of New Hampshire

by Steve MacDonald April 24, 2014
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Update – Find something else to do with your time troll!  Watching the votes scroll up by the hundreds without any new visitors volume anywhere near that was a bit more padding than I was willing to tolerate, even from Democrats.  Once you hit 5 times more votes than unique visits I had to pull […]

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Governor Hassan Takes Dig at Scott Bown – But She Was Born in Boston….

by Steve MacDonald March 18, 2014
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I wonder if Governor Maggie Hassan grasps the irony of her dig at former MA Senator Scott Brown. “It’s great to be here in Salem, straddling the border of New Hampshire and Massachusetts,” the governor said. “But enough about Scott Brown.” Maggie Hassan was born in Boston, raised in Massachusetts, went to college at Brown, […]

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How About Judge Pappas?

by Steve MacDonald February 25, 2014
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There is a rumor circulating that as recompense for his stepping down after using his position to help a mutual friend avoid getting arrested for DWI, Governor Maggie Hassan could consider offering former Nashua Police commissioner Thomas Pappas a job as a judge. The Mutual friend is Democrat House Transportation Committee Chairman David ‘Duck Slayer’ […]

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Audio – Andrew Hemingway Announces Run for Governor of New Hampshire

by Steve MacDonald January 31, 2014

If you missed the live stream last night we will have full video of the entire event posted sometime later this evening.  For now, here is the audio of Andrew Hemingway’s entire speech and his announcement that he is running for governor of New Hampshire.  

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Ed Naile on Girard at Large to talk…Vote Fraud

by Steve MacDonald January 29, 2014
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Rich has been keeping City Clerk Matt Normand busy answering questions about the Manchester voter checklist.  Rich reports that there were 231 people registered to vote from 1200 Elm Street in 2012 and not one of them had an affidavit challenged. But as Ed points out, the way the laws were written by Democrats, challenging […]

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Mike Gill Interview with Nashua Patch on FRM Cover Up

by Steve MacDonald January 24, 2014
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Mike Gill is naming names as he continues to seek accountability from those involved in New Hampshire’s  FRM banking scandal and beyond.  Elected officials, judges, members of the banking committee, friends and family of people in State Government, and the AG’s office, are all implicated by Mr. Gill in the scheme and its cover up. […]

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Duck Gate – Evolution!

by Steve MacDonald January 20, 2014
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Two Nashua Alderman are calling for the resignation of Nashua Police Commissioner Thomas Pappas.   Long story short… According to a police report, Campbell had a couple of drinks at a Crowne Plaza restaurant Dec. 23 and then ran over several mallard ducks with his BMW outside the hotel. Pappas, Campbell’s friend and attorney, then picked […]

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GrokTALK! November 23rd, 2013

by Steve MacDonald November 24, 2013
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This week on GrokTALK! our guests are…Milwaukee’s number one black Conservative talk show host – Earl hall; The author of ‘Gun Control in the Third Reich‘ and a leading national expert on Second Amendment rights – Stephen Halbrook; and New Hampshire Native, Talk Show host, and political ‘navigator’ – Jeff Chidester. Listen Here Listen or […]

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Did Maggie Hassan’s Magic Touch Doom Medicaid Expansion in NH?

by Steve MacDonald November 21, 2013
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New Hampshire’s troubled Governor can add yet another failure to her policy quiver.  And it’s a big one. The Democrat controlled New Hampshire House had more than enough votes without any cover from the reliable RINO’s to pass Medicaid Expansion.  The Republican Majority State Senate appeared willing to make a deal that would have locked […]

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Protest Governor Hassan’s Push To Expand Medicaid in NH!

by Susan Olsen October 29, 2013

Tomorrow, Wednesday, October 30, 2013, the great folks at American’s for Prosperity (AFP) are co-hosting a press conference to protest Governor Hassan convening a special session of the legislature with the express purpose of expanding Medicaid in NH and making our state even more of a fiscally dependent serf to the federal government. AFP, the Republican […]

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Do You Have Any Idea Just How Good This News Is?

by Steve MacDonald October 23, 2013

Stay with me….(From the Union Leader) The House Commerce and Consumer Affairs Committee on Tuesday recommended killing a bill that would have allowed the state to discuss running its own health insurance exchange under the Affordable Care Act. House Bill 544 would have removed a prohibition in a 2012 law forbidding the state from running […]

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When Confronted With A Lie, You Need To Stand Your Ground

by Steve MacDonald October 15, 2013
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Judith Cherbonneau of Claremont has posted a petition on Change.org asking New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan to take another look at the stand your ground law in New Hampshire. Calling for “Stand Your Ground” laws to be reviewed is a bipartisan effort. President Obama spoke out on the need for review, and prominent Republicans like […]

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NH Democrats Love/Hate Relationship with the Most Recent Republican State Budget

by Steve MacDonald October 8, 2013
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Democrats railed on Republicans and mercilessly chided them to spend-spend-spend in 2013, but they wouldn’t do it.   In the end the Democrats caved, more or less duplicating the previous ‘O’Brien Budget’ with some minor cost-of-living adjustments. Democrats got nothing they really wanted, but after they swallowed that bitter pill the only think left to do […]

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Did an Out of State OFA Staffer vote in NH From the Home of a Sr. Asst. NH AG’s Home in 2012?

by Steve MacDonald August 31, 2013
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The short answer is yes, it looks like an OFA Campaigner did register to vote, and then voted in the 2012 general election from the home of a Sr Assistant New Hampshire AG.  Some context?  Happy to provide it. We recently introduced you to Melissa Shohet.  Melissa went to High School in Hawaii, has been […]

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Biden to Raise Money for Maggie Hassan At Gambling Lobbyist Home in Maine

by Steve MacDonald August 6, 2013

A past presidential aspirant who was never able to get more than 4% of his own party to vote for him in a primary (but happens to be the current VP), will be the featured attraction at a fundraiser for New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan, at the home of a Lobbyist in Maine. The lobbyist […]

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What Has She Done to Deserve This?

by Ed Naile August 1, 2013

It is so popular to call a Democrat “popular” that pollsters, who somehow forgot to poll our non-resident voters, are doing new popularity polls on Maggie Hassan: the Concord Monitor has just reported onone now.   Imagine that, she is “popular” and it’s a UNH poll! Here we go again! If another 99,000 people register […]

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