Democrats http://nhpr.org en The Centrist Manifesto http://nhpr.org/post/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="http://www.startribune.com/opinion/editorials/190298441.html?refer=y" 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="http://www.amazon.com/Centrist-Manifesto-Charles-Wheelan/dp/0393346870/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&amp;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="http://vimeo.com/63988113" 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 http://nhpr.org The Centrist Manifesto Democrats: It's Time For A Woman President http://nhpr.org/post/democrats-its-time-woman-president <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Democrats gathered in New Hampshire&#39;s largest city Friday&#39;s said the event wasn&#39;t designed to promote Hillary Rodham Clinton specifically. But Clinton supporters dominated the discussion hosted by EMILY&#39;s List, a group that works to elect female Democrats across the country.</p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 19:08:13 +0000 Associated Press 35774 at http://nhpr.org Democrats: It's Time For A Woman President The Invisible Issues of Campaign 2012 http://nhpr.org/post/invisible-issues-campaign-2012 <p>Think about how anti-gay marriage rhetoric played a critical role in George W. Bush’s re-election in 2004, or how talking up a surging economy made Bill Clinton the first two-term democratic president since Franklin Roosevelt won in 1936. Tue, 16 Oct 2012 14:53:30 +0000 Virginia Prescott 14861 at http://nhpr.org The Invisible Issues of Campaign 2012 N.H. Democrats Rally Behind Hassan At Unity Breakfast http://nhpr.org/post/nh-democrats-rally-behind-hassan-unity-breakfast <p></p><p>New Hampshire Democrats met in Manchester this morning at a Unity Breakfast to set the tone for the run up to the general election in November.</p><p>Gubernatorial candidate Maggie Hassan, her former challenger Jackie Cilley, and other Democratic candidates spoke at the party’s first major post-primary event.</p><p>In a show of solidarity, Jackie Cilley removed her own campaign button from her coat and pinned a Hassan button in its place, asking her supporters to do the same.</p> Thu, 13 Sep 2012 16:07:36 +0000 Jonathan Lynch 12852 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Democrats Rally Behind Hassan At Unity Breakfast Cilley Slips in Democratic Primary http://nhpr.org/post/cilley-slips-democratic-primary <p>Perhaps the biggest surprise of last night was not that Democrat Jackie Cilley lost to her rival Maggie, Hassan, but by how big a margin. What was supposed to be a close race turned out to be a run-away.</p><p>This primary season the question has been: will democrats elect a candidate who hasn’t pledged to veto an income or sales tax? From the outset, Cilley has made not taking such a pledge the centerpiece of her campaign.</p><p>But with the very first poll returns it was clear that Cilley was in for a rough night. Later she took the podium to concede the race.</p> Wed, 12 Sep 2012 04:56:31 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 12738 at http://nhpr.org Cilley Slips in Democratic Primary Democrats Face Off In Primary Debate http://nhpr.org/post/democrats-face-primary-debate <p>With just under a week before primary day the Democratic Candidates for Governor met in Goffstown for their first televised debate. But anyone hoping for clear contrasts between the two leading candidates -- &nbsp;former state Senators Maggie Hassan and Jackie Cilley -- were likely disappointed. Thu, 06 Sep 2012 03:56:44 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 12319 at http://nhpr.org Cilley Defends Her Voting Record http://nhpr.org/post/cilley-defends-her-voting-record <p>Democratic candidate for Governor Jackie Cilley is defending breaking with her party to oppose mandatory seatbelt laws and banning pay-day loans. Former State Senator Cilley defended her record on NHPR’s the Exchange with Laura Knoy. Her primary opponent Maggie Hassan has criticized her refusal to support a seatbelt law and outlaw payday loans.</p> Thu, 23 Aug 2012 19:24:16 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 11453 at http://nhpr.org Cilley Defends Her Voting Record Democrat Bob Kerrey Faces Uphill Race In Nebraska http://nhpr.org/post/democrat-bob-kerrey-faces-uphill-race-nebraska Former Nebraska Gov. and two-term Sen. Bob Kerrey, who faces long odds in reclaiming the seat left open by retiring Democratic Sen. Ben Nelson, is in his home state trying to get his old job back.<p>After a full of morning of shaking hands, smiling and trying to win over voters, Kerrey settles on lunch at the Taqueria Tijuana in south Omaha.<p>After lunch, he takes off walking down 24th Street, telling his staffers to catch up with him. Tue, 17 Apr 2012 22:15:00 +0000 Clay Masters 3193 at http://nhpr.org Democrat Bob Kerrey Faces Uphill Race In Nebraska Power to the People http://nhpr.org/post/power-people <p>Corporate funding may be soon a thing of the past for politicians. We take a look at how "Citizens United" may be encouraging progressive groups to take a more grassroots approach.</p> Wed, 01 Feb 2012 15:40:08 +0000 Virginia Prescott 1637 at http://nhpr.org Power to the People