US Senate

Nuclear Chickens Come Home to Roost

by Steve MacDonald December 5, 2016

We tried to warn them this could happen. It’s unlikely Mr. Reid had a President Trump in mind when he pulled the so-called “nuclear option” trigger three years ago, changing Senate rules to eviscerate the use of a filibuster to block presidential nominees. Harry’s lack of depth perception before he had his “exercise band accident” […]

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Sometimes-Republican Kelly Ayotte Loses US Senate Seat to a Real Democrat

by Steve MacDonald November 9, 2016

Ayotte has been ousted from the US Senate. New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan, a Democrat, has been elected to the U.S. Senate, ousting incumbent Republican Kelly Ayotte, the New Hampshire secretary of state confirmed on Wednesday. Hassan won by a narrow margin, recording 354,640 votes to Ayotte’s 353,617, according to a final tally posted online […]

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Taxpayers Forced to Fund Hassan’s Massive Chicago Fundraising Haul

by Steve MacDonald October 25, 2016

When it comes to fundraising, Governor Maggie Hassan does it the Chicago Way – sticking the taxpayers with the bill For Immediate Release: October 24, 2016 Contact: Derek Dufresne Derek@RightOnStrategies.com 202-809-6013 MANCHESTER – On February 29 2016, Governor Maggie Hassan traveled to Chicago, Illinois to raise money for her U.S. Senate campaign. How much money? […]

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Read. The. Bill! Read. The. Bill! What? Voting on a bill that has nothing to read?

by Skip September 22, 2016

“The question we ask today is not whether our government is too big or too small,but whether it works — whether it helps families find jobs at a decent wage, care they can afford, a retirement that is dignified.” – President Obama, Inauguration (2009) This REALLY isn’t “whether it works” at all – they’ve simply […]

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Endorsement: Jim Rubens for US Senate

by Mike September 13, 2016

My personal endorsement goes to Jim Rubens for several reasons First – The courage to stand: In the deep, dark, depths of Winter 2015/6, committed conservatives met several times, and they were of one mind and voice: Kelly Ayotte will go, but will we allow Hassan to replace her? We were convinced that her poor […]

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The GOP again gives us a reason for “not a dime’s worth of difference”

by Skip August 14, 2016

Or, why do we think there there is only a Fusion Party?  Because they act no differently than the Democrats when they don’t think we’re looking.  Take the appropriations for the Office of Civil Affairs and its meddling over transgenderism by its own re-manufacturing of law and definition replacing the meaning of what was passed […]

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If Bill Greiner is A “Good Republican” …

by Steve MacDonald August 8, 2016
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Aaron Day joins us, fresh off the denial of the gag order requested against him in a lawsuit lead by Bill Greiner. Our conversation features names like Greiner’s (whose lawyer is Hillary State co-chair Bill Shaheen), Andy Crews (the chair of Ted Gatsas Gubernatorial Campaign), and Dick Anagnost. There’s political intrigue, corruption, ‘good Republicans’ (donors […]

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Hassan Sex Abuse Cover up

by Steve MacDonald August 2, 2016
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Gov. Maggie Hassan is running for US Senate and she’s got a problem. She had a known sexual predator involved in her gubernatorial campaign and a recent poll shows that voters who know this are less likely to vote for her in November. Download this segment | Get the entire podcast Catch up with this […]

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The 603 Alliance Announces Endorsements in NH State Level Races

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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Ayotte Refuses Debate Challenge

by Steve MacDonald June 16, 2016
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From the Desk of Jim Rubens for US Senate Kelly Ayotte has officially refused my challenge to participate in a series of debates between now and the primary. Voters are asking Ayotte staffers, “Why won’t Kelly Ayotte defend her record?” I’d be afraid to debate too if I had Ayotte’s record of voting for fiscal […]

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Jim Rubens is Challenging Kelly Ayotte for US Senate

by Steve MacDonald June 5, 2016
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Jim Rubens is a long-time political activist, former NH State Senator, slayer of Corporate-Casino-cronyism, and a founder of the secret ballot in town elections in New Hampshire. He is challenging sitting Republican US Senator Kelly Ayotte. We speak with him about his qualifications and why Ayotte must go. Download this segment – listen to the […]

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Senator Tom Cotton Tosses Harry “cry-baby” Reid under a Very Big Bus.

by Steve MacDonald May 26, 2016
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Senator Tom Cotton tosses Harry “cry-baby” Reid under a very Big bus. H/T Regina Birdsell

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May 21st, 2016 Podcast

by Steve MacDonald May 21, 2016
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We welcome Dr. Michael Brown to the program to talk about LGBT politics, the Transgender bathroom edict, and the course of cultural politics in the waning days of the Obama years. Before that, guest host Aaron Day, and backup guest host/guest Dan Hynes, talk upcoming November races, Aaron’s third-party US Senate bid, and Dan’s run […]

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Before it was the Biden Rule it was the Byrd Rule

by Steve MacDonald April 4, 2016
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PJ Media In a speech on the Constitution’s “advise and consent” provisions to the Center for American Progress on April 25, 2005, Senator Byrd declared: There is no stipulation in the Constitution as to how the Senate is to express its advice or give its consent. President Bush incorrectly — incorrectly — maintains that each nominee for […]

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Jim Rubens to Primary US Senator Kelly Ayotte Stark360 Endorses Rubens in Primary

by Steve MacDonald March 4, 2016
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We knew this was coming, and here it is. NH Senator Kelly Ayotte has a primary Challenger. STARK360 ENDORSES JIM RUBENS IN THE US SENATE REPUBLICAN PRIMARY IN NEW HAMPSHIRE WILL SUPPORT ANDREW HEMINGWAY AS AN INDEPENDENT IN THE GENERAL ELECTION IF AYOTTE WINS THE PRIMARY A recent Gallup poll showed that 75% in the […]

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Throwback Thursday with Jazz Shaw, Matt Murphy, and Sen. Bob Smith

by Steve MacDonald February 25, 2016
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Player updates at 9 am EST From July 12th, 2014 Sen. Bob Smith was running for the US Senate, Hot Air Editor Jazz Shaw joined us to talk about immigration, that NH Senate race, and politics in general, and Matt Murphy sat down to talk about Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire and some of […]

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Senator Ayotte’s Op Ed on Supreme Court Nominees

by Steve MacDonald February 19, 2016
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In its entirety, without comment. (I will comment tomorrow on GrokTALK!) Justice Antonin Scalia was a staunch defender of our Constitution and a brilliant jurist. Through the force of his intellect, he made contributions to our nation that will impact our lives for generations to come, and all Americans join his family in mourning his […]

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Acknowledging The Need For A Divergence of Opinion on Climate ‘Science’

by Steve MacDonald December 13, 2015
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Mark Steyn speaking to a US Senate Sub-committee

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Sen. Ayotte on the hook if New Hampshire expands Medicaid

by Steve MacDonald November 24, 2015
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By Steve Mac Donald | Watchdog Arena U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte is on record opposing Obamacare, but her recent actions could be helping to expand its reach into her home state of New Hampshire. That has one political leader prepared to challenge her as an independent in 2016’s elections. Keep reading at Watchdog.org…

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Ayotte Gets More Support From the Left

by Steve MacDonald November 13, 2015
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  I found a fine glossy piece of mail in my mailbox today, addressed to my wife. It promotes Senator Ayotte’s environmental street cred as a way to build a mailing list. The purveyors want you to “say thank you” to the Senator for her defense of statist environmental policy the environment. By defense, they mean her […]

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Kelly Ayotte Went “Washington”

by Steve MacDonald November 12, 2015
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In Part II of our conversation with Bill O’Brien we explore how NH Senator Kelly Ayotte ran as a conservative but quickly demonstrated (once elected) that what “Washington” wants comes before campaign promises, GOP Platforms, or even the US Constitution. The entire podcast is available here. GrokTALK! is a Mobile-Ready Broadcast  

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Ending Sen. Ayotte’s Republican Reign of Error

by Steve MacDonald November 11, 2015
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Bill O’Brien joins us to talk about last weeks meeting of grassroots activists; they are looking for a single Republican candidate to primary NH Sen. Kelly Ayotte. We discuss why she can’t win the General and how she got here from there–after running in 2010 under the Tea Party banner. The  entire podcast is available […]

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“The last gasping breath of a disgraced bipartisan Beltway establishment on the verge of collapse”

by Steve MacDonald November 2, 2015
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Sen. Lee is speaking to you Sen. Ayotte, or as Susan likes to call you, Sen. McWhyNotte. “The bill is a product of an unfair, dysfunctional, and fundamentally undemocratic process, a process that is virtually indistinguishable from what we promised the American people a GOP-controlled Congress would bring to an end. We made that promise, […]

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Maggie Hassan Challenges Kelly Ayotte for US Senate

by Steve MacDonald October 5, 2015
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I saw a handful of emails on this from other Groksters but no one wrote about it so here you go. Governor Maggie Hassan has announced that she will challenge (sometime) Republican Senator Kelly Ayotte. The Senate seat is up for grabs in 2016 and it has been speculated for sometime that Hassan planned to […]

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“Planned Parenthood really does these horrifying things – and makes money at it, and laughs about it over lunch.”

by Steve MacDonald September 10, 2015
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“You only have to watch the videos for five minutes, and you know it’s true. The subjects of the videos are sincere and candid – casually sharing the secrets of their grisly business with people they think are co-conspirators. The evidence points to only one conclusion: Planned Parenthood really does these horrifying things – and […]

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Hassan vs Ayotte

by Steve MacDonald August 14, 2015
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Is Gov. Hassan going to challenge Kelly Ayotte for a US Senate seat in NH? If not, who? And what about Kelly and the new PAC that has risen to support her called “Commitments Kept”? Want the entire program? Get it here! Follow us on YouTube, USTREAM, Facebook, and Twitter …and take us with you on iTunes, […]

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“Commitments Kept” – a new PAC for Kelly Ayotte. Have I got a question for them!

by Skip August 7, 2015

This came in over the transom a bit ago and I forgot to post it up: Commitments Kept New Hampshire Launches Grassroots Organization Bringing Cutting-Edge Tactics and Technology to New Hampshire’s US Senate Race Really – a “Grassroots” type of organization?  When I see or hear that, I think just ordinary Joes and Janes that […]

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Ted Cruz’ Epic Rant: The Voters Came Out In Overwhelming Numbers, And Nothing Changed!

by Mike July 26, 2015

Don’t mess with Texas Ted! That warning ought to be tattooed on Mitch Mulch McConnell’s forehead as a warning that the voters are getting tired of delivering Republican majorities which do nothing to rein in big government. Specifically at issue is how our REPUBLICAN majority leader secured votes for the President’s Trade Promotion Authority (‘Fast […]

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GrokTALK! – Limiting Principles? What Limiting Principles?

by Steve MacDonald July 22, 2015
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We continue with Mike Farris, on the political abandonment of the limiting principles of the constitution. How we got here. How we get back. Then it’s on to the Iran treaty and how 4 presidential candidates (from the US Senate) violated the constitution when they voted to change the rules for ratifying treaties. Listen to […]

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GrokTALK! – Mark Lucas AFP – Road to Reform

by Steve MacDonald July 4, 2015
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No show this week (Happy Independence day!) but if you missed this from last week…Regional AFP Director Mark Lucas joined us to discuss the Road to Reform, the Export-Import Bank, disappointment in Republicans after the elections and how and why you need to hold these elected officials accountable. Listen to the entire program here Follow […]

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