2012

  1. Two of the 17,000 in attendance cheer as Mitt Romney makes his final appearance in Colorado. Romney spoke primarily on the downfalls of the Obama presidency and his own approach to “real change” at Fiddler’s Green in Englewood, Colo., Saturday evening.

    Two of the 17,000 in attendance cheer as Mitt Romney makes his final appearance in Colorado. Romney spoke primarily on the downfalls of the Obama presidency and his own approach to “real change” at Fiddler’s Green in Englewood, Colo., Saturday evening.

  2. Regardless of who you support, which candidate do you trust to do a better job addressing women’s issues – Obama or Romney? Why?

    "Barack Obama.  Democrats/liberals usually focus on those issues more than Republicans."

     Scott Minichiello, Financial Advisor

      Age 29

      Conservative Republican

    "Obama would better support women’s rights everywhere."

     Venise Lyons, Student

      Age 22

      Democrat

    "Barack Obama because of the legislation he supports…Evidence with the passage of Obamacare and the stipulation that women can’t be charged more for health care with things like birth control tells me he seems to support women’s issues."

    Pascale, Coordinator for a Nonprofit Organization

    Age 23

    Democrat

    See more voters’ responses to who would do a better job handling women’s issues on our Liberty, through the lens project

  3. There are so many problems with our current campaign finance system that the least President Obama could do is make sure the agency overseeing it is in working condition. Appointing new commissioners to the FEC is something he could easily do right now.”

    - Public Campaign Communications Director Adam Smith on the White House’s less-than-enthusiastic response to a petition by reform groups. (via campaignmoney)

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  4. Mitt Romney takes the podium at a rally at Scamman Farm in Stratham, N.H., the first stop on his “Every Town Counts" bus tour through what he called the "backbone of America."
Instagram photo by Jake DeSchuiteneer

    Mitt Romney takes the podium at a rally at Scamman Farm in Stratham, N.H., the first stop on his “Every Town Counts" bus tour through what he called the "backbone of America."

    Instagram photo by Jake DeSchuiteneer

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  5. A statewide prescription monitoring program was signed into law Tuesday by Gov. John Lynch. The law aims to help medical professionals track patients who may be abusing painkillers and prescription drugs.

    According to New Hampshire Attorney General Michael Delaney, drug-related deaths have surpassed traffic fatalities in New Hampshire during four of the last five years, and New Hampshire teens are abusing drugs at a higher rate than teens nationally.

    The law gives the New Hampshire Board of Pharmacy the responsibility to contract with a third party in order to create and operate a database that will track the distribution of controlled prescription drugs such as Oxycodone, Adderall, and Vicodin.

    "The acceleration of doctor shopping, prescription forgeries, and prescription drug abuse can now be aggressively challenged"

         - Vahrij Manoukain, President of the NH Board of Pharmacy

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    concordmonitor.com »

  6. Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney will begin a six-day bus tour called “Every Town Counts” in New Hampshire on Friday.  The tour will start in the town of Stratham, New Hampshire, where Romney announced his candidacy last year.

    Romney will be visiting five other states on the tour (four of which: Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Ohio, are represented in the 12).

    On the tour, Romney plans to highlight the “boundless optimism” of the American small-town family. 

    Boston.com »

  7. Sometimes it seems that the nominees are running for president of the United States of Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida, and that the rest of us are just spectators. A few misperceptions about these in-demand states in by Jonathan Bernstein in today’s Washington Post Outlook section.

    Washington Post »

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