Kelly Ayotte

Democrats Ready Push To Exploit Continued Supreme Court Vacancy

WASHINGTON — As the Senate returned from its summer recess, Democrats and associated interested groups readied a fall push for President Obama's …

Government

What It's Like To Be A 'Sherpa' For A Supreme Court Nominee

Kelly Ayotte, former New Hampshire Senator, speaks with NPR's Ailsa Chang about what it was like to be Justice Neil Gorsuch's "sherpa." That is, to escort a Supreme Court nominee to meetings during the confirmation period.<p>Transcript<p>AILSA CHANG, HOST:<p>Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has begun a …

Politics

GOP ex-Sen. Jon Kyl will be the 'sherpa' for SCOTUS nominee

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The White House has tapped former Republican Sen. Jon Kyl of Arizona to be the "sherpa" to steer President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee through the Senate confirmation process, spokesman Raj Shah announced.<p>The announcement came hours before Trump is due on Monday night to …

Politics

Former Arizona senator to shepherd Supreme Court nominee through confirmation process

The White House announced Monday it has tapped former Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl (R) to help shepherd President TrumpDonald John TrumpMichelle Wolf in July …

U.S. Supreme Court

Today's Birthdays, June 27: Khloe Kardashian

Former Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt is 80.<p>Actor Chandler Riggs is 19.<p>Actor Drake Bell is 32.<p>Actor Ed Westwick is 31.<p>Actress India de Beaufort is …

Khloe Kardashian

Former US Sen. Kelly Ayotte joins Murdoch's News Corp. board

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Former New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte is joining the board of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp.<p>The media company announced Ayotte's addition to the board Monday.<p>Murdoch, the company's CEO, is praising Ayotte's addition to the board, saying she'll bring "invaluable leadership and …

News Corp

McCaskill’s Sexual-Assault Bill Sails Through Senate

Sen. Claire Mc­Caskill’s bill to change the way the mil­it­ary handles sexu­al-as­sault cases passed the Sen­ate with over­whelm­ing — and ex­pec­ted …

Politics

Kelly Ayotte, "The Judicial Confirmation Process: Guiding Justice Gorsuch"

Kelly Ayotte served as U.S. Senator from New Hampshire from 2011-2017. Ayotte went to Villanova University School of Law before clerking for the New …

Law

TV ads laud Gov. Charlie Baker for bipartisan leadership on climate change

A GOP advocacy group calls Baker a "clean energy champion for Massachusetts."

Natural Gas

Ex-Sen. Kelly Ayotte: President Trump is still not a role model

<b>(CNN) —</b> More than a year after his inauguration, former Sen. Kelly Ayotte still does not think of President Donald Trump as a role model.<p>The New Hampshire Republican, who lost her re-election bid in 2016, said in a televised debate in October of that year that she would call the then-candidate a …

Politics

Kelly Ayotte: Trump is still not a role model

Updated: 6:13 AM ET, Thu May 3, 2018<p>(CNN) - More than a year after his inauguration, former Sen. Kelly Ayotte still does not think of President Donald Trump as a role model.<p>The New Hampshire Republican, who lost her re-election bid in 2016, said in a televised debate in October of that year that …

Donald Trump

Vice President Pence delivers stump-style speech to New Hampshire audience

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Ping-Ponging between tax cuts and tariffs, Vice President Mike Pence delivered a stump-style speech Thursday in the same city — …

Boston

When Democracy Hinges On a Single Vote

Such tight races as the tie in Virginia's state Legislature deserve a new election, not another recount.<p>’Tis the season to confess error. For years I have argued -- to my students, to my readers and to lecture audiences -- that it’s not rational to vote if your intention is to influence the …

Business

President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Appoint Jeffrey Y. Grappone as Assistant Secretary of Labor for Public Affairs

<b>Jeffrey Y. Grappone of New Hampshire, to be Assistant Secretary of Labor for Public Affairs.</b> Mr. Grappone has worked in strategic communications with …

Donald Trump

In Trump’s America, Even White People Can Face Poll Taxes, if They Lean Liberal

Trump and a GOP ex-senator lost in the Granite State by a few thousand votes. GOP solution? Easy: Make it harder for college kids to vote!<p>I doubt too …

U.S. Politics

"A little much": Ayotte chides Democrats complaining about tax cut vote

Former Sen. Kelly Ayotte tells Kasie Hunt that while she doesn’t love everything in the Senate tax bill, she has no sympathy for the Democrats …

Elections

13 tweets: As Flake retires, a Cruz ally blames him for Senate 'discord and dysfunction.' Let's look at the record.

After Jeff Flake announced Tuesday he was retiring from the Senate, he was lauded by many for his floor speech in which he lamented that American …

Republicans

The U.S. Mint Is Introducing a Pink-Gold Coin to Benefit Breast Cancer Research

In an essay for MarieClaire.com, the women behind the new currency reveal why it matters so much.<p>You’d be hard pressed to find anyone in our country who hasn’t been affected by breast cancer—more than 100 women die from this disease every single day. The unbearable toll is too much; it’s time to …

Cancer

‘The Agony of the Trump Endorsers’

I wrote today at <i>Politico</i> about Trump endorsers and semi-endorsers struggling with the consequence of their choice:<p>If Trump didn’t call Curiel a …

Marco Rubio

Decertifying The Iran Deal Would Probably Be Mostly Symbolic

President Trump is expected to “decertify” the Iran nuclear deal this week. The move might seem like the start of a conflict with Tehran, but it …

Politics

Donald Trump's Twitter Feed Is One of 2017's Top Geopolitical Risks, Says Citi Analyst

As chief global political analyst for Citigroup (c), Tina Fordham tracks the world’s geopolitical hotspots.<p>So when she flagged Donald Trump’s Twitter …

Donald Trump

Sixty Reasons Why It Keeps Happening

‘A simple question, posed at eight o'clock on a Saturday night. I got five thousand comments back‘<p>‘The consistency with which Ellison wrote smart, …

New York City

Word on the Hill: Ayotte Joins Bono’s Board

Weekend plans?<p>Former Sen. <b>Kelly Ayotte</b>, R-N.H., joined the board of the <b>ONE Campaign</b>, an organization co-founded by U2 frontman <b>Bono</b>.<p>The ONE Campaign …

Politics

Trump voter fraud panel strikes civil tone in New Hampshire

Assertions that out-of-state voters swung a Senate race lead to the session's only drama.<p>MANCHESTER, N.H. — Despite the intense furor over President Donald Trump’s voter-fraud commission, New Hampshire’s trademark civility reigned Tuesday as the panel gathered for its first public meeting outside …

Government

N.H. official rebukes Kobach over out-of-state voting claims

But first-in-nation primary organizer Gardner rebuffs calls to quit Trump voter-fraud panel.<p>MANCHESTER, N.H. — A New Hampshire election official who sits on President Donald Trump’s voter registration commission rebuked a leader of that panel Tuesday for suggesting publicly that fraud may have …

Politics

Are women too weak for real life?

Between 1972 and 2016, twelve different people -- George McGovern, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Walter Mondale, Michael Dukakis, George H. W. Bush, Bob …

Nikki Haley

Trump’s voter commission meets amid concerns about mission

<b>By Michael Casey</b>, <i>The Associated Press</i><p>MANCHESTER, N.H. — A commission created by President Donald Trump to investigate his allegations of voter fraud …

Government

Voter Fraud 'Highly Likely' Changed Outcome of NH Senate Race, Trump's Election Integrity Head Claims

More than 6,500 people who registered to vote in New Hampshire on Election Day last year did so using out-of-state driver's licenses, and as of last …

Government

Bannon Bombshell: Which Trump Adviser Told Him It Was All Over After the 'Access Hollywood' Tape

After the early October 2016 release of a behind-the-scenes “Access Hollywood” tape, which set pundits' heads on a permanent spin cycle, there were …

Donald Trump

Data on Out-of-State IDs Fuels Cries of 'Fraud' in 2016 Election

A newly released report from the New Hampshire Secretary of State and Department of Safety says a majority of people who used out-of-state IDs to …

Government