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Hillary Clinton supporters listen to speakers introduce the presidential candidate during a campaign rally the day before the New Hampshire primary at Manchester Community College in Manchester on Monday, Feb. 8, 2016.

(ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

At the finish line, it’s Sanders and his revolution versus Clinton and her experience

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

As Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders made his final pitch to New Hampshire voters six months after starting his campaign, the message was still the same: It’s us against them. “Our job is not to accept what the establishment has told us this is the way it is supposed to be,” Sanders told the crowd gathered at Manchester’s Palace Theater. “What …

As presidential candidates prepare to move on, campaign finance reform advocates shift focus

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

As the New Hampshire primary comes and goes, local activists working to reduce the influence of money on politics will merely shift their attention, rather than breathe a sign of relief. Following months of hounding presidential candidates and documenting their responses, the focus will turn again to state-level efforts and national coordinating to …

2016 brought new levels of coordination between big money and politicians

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Activists who were watching closely this political cycle said they saw a “race to the bottom” from some candidates when it came to testing the limits of cooperation with their super PACs. “We knew that candidates would try to game the system, but the speed and willingness and creativity with which they are gaming the system – I have to say – caught …

Trump seeks to reverse fortunes in New Hampshire

Sunday, February 7, 2016

With less than two days until New Hampshire voters go to the polls, Hillary Clinton took a trip to Michigan. And other candidates, including Jeb Bush, said their campaigns will go on no matter what the outcome Tuesday. …

The story behind the Pats Peak cookie

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Obviously, if an area ski mountain boasts a world-famous cookie, there’s only one thing to do: taste it. It’s best to go straight to the source for the M&M cookie – to Pats Peak in Henniker. There, in …

Recent patents issued in New Hampshire

Sunday, February 7, 2016

The following federal patents were awarded to inventors and companies in New Hampshire through Feb. 5. Silicon Laboratories, Austin, Texas, has been assigned a patent (9,246,500) developed by Michael H. Perrott, Nashua, N.H., for a “time-to-voltage converter using a capacitor based digital to analog converter for quantization noise …

Sunday, February 7, 2016

MPB Corp. of Lebanon won a $106,575 federal contract from the Defense Logistics Agency, Richmond, Va., for annular ball bearings. MPB Corp. of Lebanon won a $33,417 federal contract from the U.S. Air Force Materiel Command, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, for bearings. …

Plenty of e-tailers are hitting the mall

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Amazon’s plans to open as many as 400 brick-and-mortar bookstores, revealed Tuesday by a mall executive, may seem an unlikely turn of events. But should Amazon proceed, it will have plenty of company. In recent years, a rash of e-tailers from Warby Parker to Bonobos have opened stores. …

Primary 2016: Fiorina protests debate snub

Sunday, February 7, 2016

ABC News helped Jim Hodge of Goffstown choose his candidate in Tuesday’s Republican primary, but the network’s news coverage wasn’t what did it. Hodge is voting for former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, in part because she was excluded …

Rubio under fire in GOP debate

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Marco Rubio, a first-term senator on the rise in the presidential race, faced a barrage of attacks in Saturday night’s Republican debate at Saint Anselm College, with rivals vigorously challenging his readiness to be president and the depth …

New Hampshire voters explain how they made up their minds in the 2016 primary

Sunday, February 7, 2016

A historic document dealer and a health care administrator. An Army veteran and a college professor. A retired fire chief and an unemployed professional, looking for work. They are six people with different stories – and different political …

Have a great idea? Here’s how to make it actually happen

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Adam Grant is not your typical business school professor. Just 34, he reached tenure while still in his 20s and finished his Ph.D in less than three years. He writes op-eds with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and got a book blurb from the likes of J.J. Abrams, the …

Take time to see the beauty in snowflakes

Sunday, February 7, 2016

We haven’t had much snow this winter and that has made some people happy, while others are disappointed. Regardless of your opinion about that frozen white stuff, there is a beauty and mystery to snow crystals that is …