Elections http://nhpr.org en 2014 Primaries and Elections: A Look Ahead http://nhpr.org/post/2014-primaries-and-elections-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 http://nhpr.org 2014 Primaries and Elections: A Look Ahead N.H. Viewpoints On SCOTUS Campaign Finance Decision http://nhpr.org/post/nh-viewpoints-scotus-campaign-finance-decision <p>Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court came down on a decision that will change the way we fund elections.&nbsp; In a 5-4 vote, the court removed a cap on how many candidates or committees a person can support per election cycle.&nbsp; Although the amount is still restricted to $2600 per candidate, an individual can now gift that amount to as many politicians as he or she wants. Opponents of the ruling worry the decision may suppress ordinary voices: “where enough money calls the tune,” said Justice William Breyer, “the general public will not be heard.” But supporters like Chief Justice Roberts say that this case follows first amendment rights. “Integration and access are not corruption,” said Roberts, “they embody a central feature of democracy that constituents support candidates who share their beliefs and interests.</p><p><strong><u>GUESTS:</u></strong></p><ul><li><strong><a href="http://americansforprosperity.org/new-hampshire/about/state-director-greg-moore/">Greg Moore</a> – </strong>state director of <a href="http://americansforprosperity.org/new-hampshire/about/">Americans for Prosperity</a>, a conservative political advocacy group that promotes limited government, lower taxes, and more freedom</li><li><strong>Rob Werner </strong>–former national field director of <a href="http://www.acrreform.org/">Americans for Campaign Reform</a></li></ul><p><strong>CALLOUT:</strong></p><ul><li><a href="http://law.unh.edu/about/personnel/faculty/john-greabe"><strong>John Greabe</strong></a> - director of the <a href="http://law.unh.edu/rudman-center">Rudman Center</a> at UNH Law School. He teaches constitutional law, civil procedure, federal courts and jurisdiction.</li></ul><p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0000 The Exchange 46223 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Viewpoints On SCOTUS Campaign Finance Decision 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 Constitutionally Speaking…about voting! http://nhpr.org/post/constitutionally-speaking-about-voting <p>We look at what our nation’s most important document, the&nbsp;Constitution,&nbsp;says and doesn’t say about elections. There’s some debate over who should write the rules, the federal or state governments, also who exactly&nbsp;can cast a ballot and if voting is a right or a privilege.&nbsp; We’ll talk with those involved in new civics program called “Constitutionally speaking”.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Guests</strong></p><p><strong>TBA</strong></p> Tue, 06 Nov 2012 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 16111 at http://nhpr.org Constitutionally Speaking…about voting! Over 300 Attend AFL-CIO Labor Day Breakfast In Manchester http://nhpr.org/post/over-300-attend-afl-cio-labor-day-breakfast-manchester <p></p><p>The AFL-CIO of New Hampshire held its annual Labor Day breakfast at St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Manchester this morning. &nbsp;More than three hundred working men and women gathered to hear from Governor Lynch, Employment Security commissioner George Copadis, and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, and others.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 03 Sep 2012 16:52:02 +0000 Emily Corwin 12132 at http://nhpr.org Over 300 Attend AFL-CIO Labor Day Breakfast In Manchester Obama Made A Strong First Impression At Harvard http://nhpr.org/post/obama-made-strong-first-impression-harvard <em>From now until November, President Obama and GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney will emphasize their differences. But the two men's lives actually coincide in a striking number of ways. In this installment of NPR's "Parallel Lives" series, a look at Obama's time at their shared alma mater.</em><p>Harvard professor Laurence Tribe is a sort of legal rock star, particularly among liberals. Mon, 21 May 2012 22:20:00 +0000 Ari Shapiro 5281 at http://nhpr.org Obama Made A Strong First Impression At Harvard With Eye On November, Romney To Expand Campaign http://nhpr.org/post/eye-november-romney-expand-campaign Now that he's all but certain to be the Republican challenging President Obama in November, Mitt Romney has begun to expand his operations. Wed, 18 Apr 2012 22:41:00 +0000 David Welna 3224 at http://nhpr.org With Eye On November, Romney To Expand Campaign Egypt's Banned Candidates Vow Not To Go Quietly http://nhpr.org/post/egypts-banned-candidates-vow-not-go-quietly Egyptian election officials upheld their ban of nearly half of the presidential candidates running in next month's contest. Among them are two leading Islamist candidates and the intelligence chief for former President Hosni Mubarak. The decision radically alters the race for a post that will shape Egypt's political landscape.<p>Minutes after official news outlets announced the election commission ruling, candidate Hazem Abu Ismail took to the airwaves to denounce it as a conspiracy.<p>The popular hard-line cleric warned people not to trust the commission that ousted him. Wed, 18 Apr 2012 12:48:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 3185 at http://nhpr.org Egypt's Banned Candidates Vow Not To Go Quietly Senate Pulls Lever on Another Voter ID Law http://nhpr.org/post/senate-pulls-lever-another-voter-id-law <p>Along party lines,&nbsp;the New Hampshire Senate today passed a second, more restrictive voter ID measure. Earlier this month, a bill requiring voters to show valid photo identification or sign an affidavit was approved with the backing of Town Clerks and the Secretary of State.</p><p>This new Republican-backed legislation would require those seeking to vote in New Hampshire to also register their vehicles in the State and apply for a New Hampshire driver&rsquo;s license.</p> Wed, 21 Mar 2012 21:33:02 +0000 Todd Bookman 2669 at http://nhpr.org Tea Party Spawns New Effort Against Voter Fraud http://nhpr.org/post/tea-party-spawns-new-effort-against-voter-fraud As part of a new campaign, dozens of citizen groups around the country are searching voter registration lists, looking for problems.<p>They're also training poll watchers to monitor this fall's elections.<p>Leaders of the effort — spawned by the Tea Party movement — say they want to make sure that elections are free from voter fraud. But critics say it's part of a campaign to suppress the votes of minorities, students and others who tend to vote Democratic.<p>Cathy Kelleher and Cathy Trauernicht say that's not true. They're founders of Election Integrity Maryland, one of the groups involved. Tue, 13 Mar 2012 21:18:00 +0000 Pam Fessler 2486 at http://nhpr.org Tea Party Spawns New Effort Against Voter Fraud In Iran's Election, Not All Candidates Are Welcome http://nhpr.org/post/irans-election-not-all-candidates-are-welcome Iran holds parliamentary elections on Friday, the first since the disputed, and many believe fraudulent, presidential election in 2009.<p>But unlike that presidential poll, candidates seeking to take on the country's conservative rulers will not be taking part Friday; they are mostly under house arrest or have been in prison for years now.<p>The focus will be on which conservatives end up on top and how many votes are cast.<p>Iran's leaders desperately want to avoid a repeat of the presidential election three year as ago that plunged the country into turmoil. Thu, 01 Mar 2012 19:55:00 +0000 Mike Shuster 2254 at http://nhpr.org In Iran's Election, Not All Candidates Are Welcome Egyptians Prepare For Wide-Open Presidential Poll http://nhpr.org/post/egyptians-prepare-wide-open-presidential-poll Egypt's presidential race officially kicks off Saturday, and there are already more than a dozen contenders for what is expected to be the most competitive presidential election ever.<p>Nevertheless, many Egyptians fear those currently in power will try to manipulate the process to make sure that a candidate of their choosing wins.<p>At 41, Khaled Ali is the youngest Egyptian vying to be his country's next president.<p>Hundreds of supporters turned out Monday night to hear the labor lawyer announce his candidacy in downtown Cairo. Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:25:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 2207 at http://nhpr.org Egyptians Prepare For Wide-Open Presidential Poll Sifting through the Results of the South Carolina Primary http://nhpr.org/post/sifting-through-results-south-carolina-primary <p>We'll look back at the South Carolina primary, see who won, who lost and how these results shape the next contests down the road.</p> Sat, 21 Jan 2012 15:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 1484 at http://nhpr.org Sifting through the Results of the South Carolina Primary The Ruckus over Redistricting http://nhpr.org/post/ruckus-over-redistricting <p>We'll look at the current debates over drawing the state's new political districts.</p> Wed, 21 Dec 2011 15:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 1009 at http://nhpr.org The Ruckus over Redistricting Mayoral Election Round-up http://nhpr.org/post/mayoral-election-round <p><span lang="EN">The ballots have been tallied from yesterday&rsquo;s municipal elections, and New Hampshire voters have by-and-large chosen to hang on to their incumbents. </span></p><p><span lang="EN">Mayors in Concord, Manchester, Rochester all defeated challengers by wide margins, while those in Nashua, Laconia, and Berlin had uncontested elections.</span></p><p><span lang="EN">The one exception was in Claremont where Republican challenger James Nielson unseated incumbent Democrat Deborah Cutts by fewer than forty votes.</span></p> Wed, 09 Nov 2011 16:50:20 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 356 at http://nhpr.org