Defense says Guantanamo detainee is soldier, exempt from war crimes
By Tom Ramstack FORT MEADE Md. (Reuters) - A U.S. military lawyer for a Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, detainee described as an al-Qaeda commander said on Monday he may be classified as a soldier under international war rules - and therefore exempt from prosecution - so charges against him should be dropped. Marine Lieutenant Colonel Tom Jasper asked a judge to dismiss multiple charges against Abd al ...
Upstart Wins Speaker?s Race; N.H. Legislators Deny Controversial O?Brien?s Return to Power
Newly elected House Speaker, Rep. Shawn Jasper, R-Hudson, center, walks up the rostrum after being elected Wed. Dec. 3, 2014 at the Statehouse in Concord, N.H. Jasper mounted a last-minute challenge to former speaker and fellow Republican Rep. Bill O'Brien.
Gary Rayno's State house Dome
THE FERVOR has died down a bit, but Bill O'Brien's loyal House Republicans will not go away. Any way you look at it, last week was good for House Speaker Shawn Jasper, who - in case anyone was out-of-state and unable to access the Internet (probably a FairPoint customer) - defeated O'Brien for the House's top spot with the help of Democrats and about a quarter of the Republicans.
COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 14-DR-0963 ? Karen Massey, 2100 E. High St., Apt. 5E, v. Richard Riddle, 145 W. Pleasant St., complaint for divorce. 14-DP-0964 ? Katrina M. Longshore, Fairborn, v. James D. Longshore, Fairborn, petition for domestic violence civil protection order. 14-DP-0965 ? Kianna Shackelford, 1930 Jordan Dr., Apt. G., v. Wali Shackelford, 2203 Superior Ave., petition for ...
Guantanamo judge rules female guards cannot touch al Qaeda suspect
By Tom Ramstack FORT MEADE Md. (Reuters) - A U.S. military judge ruled on Tuesday that female guards at the Guantanamo Bay prison should continue to be barred from touching an Iraqi man accused of being an al Qaeda commander in Afghanistan. The attorney for the suspect, Abd al Hadi al Iraqi, who is charged with attacking coalition forces and killing civilians, argued that his Muslim religion ...
In upset, Jasper elected speaker of NH House
After a chaotic day at the Statehouse, Rep. Shawn Jasper, R-Hudson, was elected speaker of the House for the next session.
GOP reps plan caucus to select 'Republican Leader'
House Speaker Shawn Jasper's upset victory last week continues to vex some Republican state representatives, who plan to hold a caucus Tuesday to select a Republican Leader for the House of Representatives.
Jasper goes from dark horse to House Speaker following calculated gamble
CONCORD ? Newly elected House Speaker Shawn Jasper had a strong gut feeling his Hail Mary gamble for the leadership position could play out in his favor just hours before taking hold of the gavel. The Hudson Republican went from an inherent underdog to the most feasible candidate when his party attempted to establish a set of ground rules that included electing a new speaker by a recorded roll ...
Hudson's Jasper scores Granite-State shocker: elected House Speaker
CONCORD, N.H. -- It's a newly won title that several veteran political reporters, Statehouse insiders and Hudson and Pelham politicians declared themselves "shocked," "surprised" and "startled" to be saying aloud: "New Hampshire House Speaker Shawn
NH Republicans divided in wake of speaker's vote
CONCORD (AP) ? Republicans and Democrats alike say GOP Rep. Bill O'Brien lost his comeback bid for House speaker when his supporters tried to change key voting rules.