O'Brien http://nhpr.org en Speaker Shuts Out Monitor http://nhpr.org/post/speaker-shuts-out-monitor <p>House Speaker William O&rsquo;Brien barred reporters from the Concord Monitor from a state house press conference he called to discuss welfare abuse.</p><p>As reporters from about a half-dozen news outfits were welcomed to Speaker O&rsquo;Brien&rsquo;s office, reporters from the capital city&rsquo;s only newspaper were blocked at the door by O&rsquo;Brien spokesperson Shannon Bettencourt.</p><p>&quot;Annmarie, Matt; not my rules. You know the issue.&quot;</p><p>&quot;Why can&rsquo;t we come in?&quot;</p> Fri, 06 Jul 2012 21:01:04 +0000 Josh Rogers 8305 at http://nhpr.org