Politics http://nhpr.org en Tea Party Senator Mike Lee Addresses Granite Staters At Freedom Summit http://nhpr.org/post/tea-party-senator-mike-lee-addresses-granite-staters-freedom-summit <p>Political conservatives including&nbsp;Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, and Mike Huckabee addressed Granite&nbsp;Staters&nbsp;in Manchester yesterday at the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.nhfreedomsummit.com/" target="_blank">Freedom Summit</a>. &nbsp;Many of the speakers criticized so-called "Obamacare" and the administration's handling of Benghazi. &nbsp;But Utah Senator and Tea Party favorite Mike Lee implored attendees&nbsp;to move away from&nbsp;complaining about policies, and start rallying around an agenda.</p> Sun, 13 Apr 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Amanda Loder 46656 at http://nhpr.org Tea Party Senator Mike Lee Addresses Granite Staters At Freedom Summit House Panel Weighs Ban On Discrimination Against Gays http://nhpr.org/post/house-panel-weighs-ban-discrimination-against-gays <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A House panel is holding a hearing on a proposed amendment to New Hampshire's constitution that would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation.</p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 11:57:16 +0000 Associated Press 46049 at http://nhpr.org House Panel Weighs Ban On Discrimination Against Gays Hassan Takes Up Infrastucture With Berlin Bridge Visit http://nhpr.org/post/hassan-takes-infrastucture-berlin-bridge-visit <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Gov. Maggie Hassan is visiting a bridge in Berlin, N.H., to talk about the need to strengthen investment in the state's transportation's infrastructure.</p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 11:51:06 +0000 Associated Press 46048 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Senator Pushing Revised Casino Bill http://nhpr.org/post/nh-senator-pushing-revised-casino-bill <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">&nbsp;A state senator who has tried for years to persuade New Hampshire lawmakers to legalize a casino is going to try again despite a House vote to reject one last week.</p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 16:24:19 +0000 Associated Press 45418 at http://nhpr.org House Kills Under-18 Tanning Ban http://nhpr.org/post/house-kills-under-18-tanning-ban <p>The bill was endorsed by its house committee as a way to protect the minors from skin damage that could contribute to cancer, but on the house floor it provoked a heated debate over parental rights and the proper role of government.&nbsp; Steve Vaillancourt is a Republican from Manchester.</p><p>"A young women if this bill passes can get an abortion, but not a tan, an abortion would be legal but a tan would not, think of it."</p><p>Moments later the House voted 175-154 to both kill the bill and bar the issue from coming up again this year.</p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 20:48:39 +0000 Josh Rogers 45324 at http://nhpr.org House Kills Under-18 Tanning Ban NPR's Mara Liasson http://nhpr.org/post/nprs-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 http://nhpr.org NPR's Mara Liasson Senate OKs Increasing New Hampshire's Gas Tax By 4 Cents http://nhpr.org/post/senate-oks-increasing-new-hampshires-gas-tax-4-cents <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The state Senate voted 14-9 Thursday to raise New Hampshire’s gas tax by about 4 cents.</span></p><p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 19:56:35 +0000 Michael Brindley 45034 at http://nhpr.org Senate OKs Increasing New Hampshire's Gas Tax By 4 Cents On The Political Front For Feb. 24 http://nhpr.org/post/political-front-feb-24 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On the Political Front this morning, NHPR's Josh Rogers talks what the political implications of the looming Medicaid expansion deal could be for Republicans and news of another Republican considering a run for governor. &nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 13:59:13 +0000 Michael Brindley 44043 at http://nhpr.org On The Political Front For Feb. 24 N.H. House Passes Bill That Would Allow Workers To Discuss Pay http://nhpr.org/post/nh-house-passes-bill-would-allow-workers-discuss-pay <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">New Hampshire employers could not prohibit their workers from discussing how much they are paid under a bill passed by the House.</p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 22:01:18 +0000 Associated Press 43828 at http://nhpr.org N.H. House Passes Bill That Would Allow Workers To Discuss Pay On The Political Front For Feb. 10 http://nhpr.org/post/political-front-feb-10 <p></p><p>On the Political Front, NHPR's Josh Rogers recaps Gov. Maggie Hassan's State of the State speech from last week and looks ahead to the action at the Statehouse in Concord this week.</p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 16:00:31 +0000 Michael Brindley 43299 at http://nhpr.org On The Political Front For Feb. 10 N.H. Reacts To President Obama's State Of The Union Address http://nhpr.org/post/nh-reacts-president-obamas-state-union-address <p>Here is a roundup of reactions to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech from the New Hampshire Congressional delegation and political organizations.</p><p>Sen. Kelly Ayotte:</p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 15:32:23 +0000 Michael Brindley 42631 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Reacts To President Obama's State Of The Union Address State Of The Union 2014: N.H. Reacts http://nhpr.org/post/state-union-2014-nh-reacts <p>For an hour and five minutes, President Barack Obama addressed the country for his 5th State of the Union address.&nbsp; Obama lauded progress the country has made from decreasing unemployment to smaller deficits. He talked about recent successes of the Affordable Care Act and spoke out about progress that still needs to be made: higher wages for women, and raising the minimum wage. And he showed a little extra swagger saying that if congress won’t go along with his ideas, then President Obama will go at it alone. Wed, 29 Jan 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 42575 at http://nhpr.org State Of The Union 2014: N.H. Reacts On The Political Front For Jan. 8 http://nhpr.org/post/political-front-jan-8 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>On the Political Front this morning, NHPR's Josh Rogers previews today's first House session of 2014. The debate over Medicaid expansion is likely to be at the forefront.</p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 14:57:33 +0000 Michael Brindley 41468 at http://nhpr.org On The Political Front For Jan. 8 2013: The Year Of The Apology http://nhpr.org/post/2013-year-apology <p></p><p></p><p>As we look back at 2013, we’re struck by the number of mishaps made by politicians, celebrities, athletes and companies…followed of course, by the oh-so-heartfelt public apology. Word of Mouth's senior producer Maureen McMurray and producer Taylor Quimby join Virginia Prescott to talk about the year of saying sorry…or in some cases, the year of the non-apology. Wed, 01 Jan 2014 19:45:03 +0000 Virginia Prescott, Maureen McMurray & Taylor Quimby 41025 at http://nhpr.org 2013: The Year Of The Apology Jon Huntsman On Civility In Politics, China Policy http://nhpr.org/post/jon-huntsman-civility-politics-china-policy <p>From the early days of the 2012 primary, influential liberals referred to Jon Hunstman, U.S. Ambassador to China, and Singapore before that, as “the sane Republican”.&nbsp; Huntsman’s foreign policy chops and statesmen-like manner were frequently cited during his brief run, often by the candidate himself. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 19:44:09 +0000 Virginia Prescott 39152 at http://nhpr.org Jon Huntsman On Civility In Politics, China Policy