How Political Pessimism Helps Doom Tougher Gun Laws

Barely had the death toll of 17 been announced last week after the shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida than The Washington Post declared, “The gun debate is going nowhere quickly after Parkland.” CNN offered: “Amid continued string of mass shootings, gun control going nowhere in Congress.” After 59 concert-goers were mowed down in October, former Democratic congressman Steve Israel put to rest any hope for reform in a New York Times op-ed column titled “Nothing Will Change After the Las Vegas Shooting.”

Medicaid Expansion in NH – Will They or Won’t They?

The debate begins Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in Representatives Hall before the Senate Finance Committee. The last reauthorization three years ago drew a full house of supporters ranging from people in substance abuse treatment to hospital CEOs.

‘No Ordinary Time’ Is No Ordinary Book

If you like history, if you like reading, if you want to know about the years that Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt lived in the White House, you will love reading this book.

Trump Administration Goes to War – With Itself – Over the VA

Even before a searing report put the job of Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin at risk, some White House staffers were pushing a health care agenda at odds with his. The infighting has left vets frustrated, Congress confused — and a key piece of legislation stalemated.

Another Northern Pass Shocker

CONCORD — After two weeks of discussions, the Massachusetts clean energy bid selection committee decided to continue negotiations with Northern Pass, but to also negotiate with Central Maine Power on its New England Clean Energy Connect.

Maine Gov. LePage Indicates Mass. May Have Already Moved On From Northern Pass

In Maine, Gov. Paul LePage’s State-of-the-State speech Tuesday night, he said “people from Massachusetts are coming this week to see if we are serious about allowing a transmission line that is only about 40 miles that we need (to) connect into an infrastructure that we already have.”

VIDEO: Shea-Porter Blasts Republican Leadership for Inaction on Gun Violence

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today spoke on the House floor in support of common sense solutions to reduce gun violence. She directly called on Speaker Ryan to end his obstruction and bring bipartisan gun violence prevention legislation to the floor for a vote.