Shea-Porter supports debate on military in Syria, against ISIS

May 01, 2017
U.S. and Syria terrorism military

Last Friday U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter, D-First Congressional District joined forty-six other lawmakers calling for a debate on the use of military force in Syria and against ISIS. 

After strikes in Syria, President Trump, like his predecessor President Obama, pointed to a 2001 authorization to use the military after the September 11 attacks. That authorization states:

Bush making every effort to overcome Bush fatigue

Jan 08, 2016

By Paul Briand
Jeb Bush, at this stage of the New Hampshire primary cycle, might be tired of questions about and comparisons to the former presidents in his family tree: his father, George H.W. Bush, and his brother, George W. Bush.

And, after seeing Bush in action for a couple of days, you begin to wonder if his political fortunes might be different had he been the first Bush to run for president, not the third.

Hassan, Ayotte: No Syrian refugees

Nov 17, 2015

Following the November 13th terrorist attacks in Paris, Gov. Maggie Hassan (D) and U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R) are both calling on Pres. Obama to improve the security screening process before accepting any more Syrian refugees.

“Reports indicate that at least one of the attackers apparently utilized the flow of refugees to infiltrate into Europe,” Ayotte wrote in a letter to Obama.  “These facts require a serious and objective reexamination of the Administration's policy toward Syrian refugees to avoid unnecessary risks.” 

Pataki says his broad appeal will win out over Trump, Carson and others

Oct 24, 2015

By Paul Briand
When the dust settles on the current voter attraction to Donald Trump and Ben Carson, former New York Gov. George Pataki said he’ll be the candidate best suited both as the GOP nominee and as president.

Pataki spoke Friday to a group of employees at One Liberty Lane in Hampton, saying his credentials as mayor of Peekskill, N.Y., as a member of both the New York Assembly and Senate, and as a three-term governor in a state dominated by Democrats make him qualified “to change the direction and nature of Washington dramatically.”

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