US Congress en 2014 Primaries and Elections: A Look Ahead <p>With summer officially here, it’s not just the weather heating up, but the political season as well. There are polls, ads, debates being scheduled, and big-name politicians coming in to support candidates. There's also already some drama, with one contender dropping out and another’s residency being questioned.&nbsp; We’re looking at how the U.S. Congress, Senate, and N.H. Governor races are shaping up so far.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p><strong><u>GUESTS: </u></strong></p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 13:00:00 +0000 The Exchange 51530 at 2014 Primaries and Elections: A Look Ahead NPR's Mara Liasson <p>Mara Liasson will discuss the White House and upcoming elections, as well as how changes in both political parties over the past six years have affected such key issues as the Affordable Care Act, the debt-ceiling debate, and immigration reform.</p><p><strong>GUESTS: </strong></p><ul><li><strong>Mara Liasson – </strong>national political correspondent for NPR. She joined NPR in 1985 as a general assignment reporter, later working as a congressional correspondent, and then the White House correspondent.</li></ul><p><strong>LINKS:</strong></p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 13:00:00 +0000 The Exchange 45076 at NPR's Mara Liasson An Early-Bird Look At N.H.'s Midterm Races <p>In mid-March, with the sap has hardly running, November seems a lifetime away. But in the political world, eight months goes by quickly, especially for those preparing for mid-term elections. Although the filing period isn’t until June, there’s already a solid list of Republicans hoping to face the three Democratic incumbents. In the 1st Congressional District, former Congressman Frank Guinta and former UNH business school Dean Dan Innis look to go against Carol Shea Porter. In Congressional District 2, state Rep. Mon, 10 Mar 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 44694 at An Early-Bird Look At N.H.'s Midterm Races U.S. Rep. Kuster Takes Your Questions <p>Second District Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster was swept into office in the last election amid a storm of anti-incumbent feeling in the Granite State. In her victory speech, she promised to work in the spirit of bipartisanship. Thu, 20 Feb 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 43809 at U.S. Rep. Kuster Takes Your Questions The Centrist Manifesto <p>Ever feel like the only way things get done in Washington is if there's a crisis? You're not alone. Bipartisanism is driving moderates out of the Senate according to a <a href="" target="_blank">recent editorial</a> from the Star Tribune.&nbsp; <strong>Charles Wheelan</strong> is senior lecturer at Dartmouth, and the author of several books including <em>Naked Economics</em>. His newest is called <a href=";ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1362404208&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=The+Centrist+Manifesto" target="_blank"><em>The Centrist Manifesto</em></a> and it’s the basis for a <a href="" target="_blank">new centrist party</a> designed to break congressional gridlock, find consensus, and restore faith in American politics.</p><p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 15:25:46 +0000 Virginia Prescott 25906 at The Centrist Manifesto Politics Of The Shutdown <p>Granite State politicians weigh in on the politics in Washington that led to the shutdown, as well as the way forward.</p><p> <strong>Guests:</strong></p><ul><li><strong>Ray Buckley- </strong>Chairman of New Hampshire Democratic Party</li><li><strong>Gene Chandler</strong>- Republican House Minority Leader from Bartlett.</li><li><strong>Andy Smith - </strong>Director of the UNH Survey Center and Associate Professor of Political Science</li></ul><p><strong>Callout:</strong></p><ul><li><strong>Tim Carter</strong> - Leader of the Lakes Region Tea Party</li></ul><p></p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 36872 at Politics Of The Shutdown Government Shutdown Showdown <p>With a partial Government closing now in effect &ndash; some services will continue, such as the military and the mail. But others won&rsquo;t- from National forests and Parks to federally-backed loans.&nbsp;&nbsp; We&rsquo;ll look at the politics and the economics of this, and gauge reaction in the granite state.</p><p></p><p> <strong><u>GUESTS:</u></strong></p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 35900 at Government Shutdown Showdown Constitutional War Powers <p>The Constitution gives Congress the right to declare war and the President to wage it. Yet many presidents have taken military action, without involving lawmakers. President Obama’s recent decision to seek Congressional support for intervention in Syria has renewed debate over when and how we engage our military.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><u><strong>Guests:</strong></u></p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 35026 at Constitutional War Powers N.H. Food Bank Expects To Fill Gap If Congress Cuts Food Stamps <P>The New Hampshire Food Bank has been struggling to keep up with the demand of a growing number of residents. And these challenges might be compounded by budget cuts proposed by Congress. Thu, 22 Nov 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Ryan Lessard 17289 at N.H. Food Bank Expects To Fill Gap If Congress Cuts Food Stamps Congressional Redistricting Moves Forward <p>New Hampshire&nbsp;lawmakers have reached agreement on a Congressional redistricting plan.&nbsp;With two incumbent Republicans in Congress, both wanted to keep their districts as GOP-leaning as possible.</p><p>Under the <a href="">final plan</a>, six towns will switch districts. Sanborton, Tilton and Campton move east from District 2 to District 1; while Deerfield, Northwood and Center Harbor will shift west to District 2.</p> Wed, 11 Apr 2012 18:49:32 +0000 Todd Bookman 3067 at