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Gov. Maggie Hassan speaks with the Monitor editorial board on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015.

(ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

Hassan urges Republicans to follow her lead and be clear on what they’re willing to fund or not

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Gov. Maggie Hassan still supports expanding gambling in New Hampshire, but she won’t say whether she would sign into law a bill that authorizes two casinos instead of just one, as she prefers. “You would optimize casino revenue by having one casino,” Hassan said yesterday in an interview with the Monitor. “I would have to understand and hear from people …

Regulators approve tougher rules for internet providers

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Internet activists declared victory over the nation’s big cable companies yesterday, after the Federal Communications Commission voted to impose the toughest rules yet on broadband providers like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T to prevent them from creating paid fast lanes and slowing or blocking web traffic. The 3-2 vote ushered in a new era …

PolitiFact NH: Did Kuster flip-flop when voting for ‘CRomnibus’?

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Evoking the old cliche about lawmaking and sausage, Democratic U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster faces questions about whether she changed her stance on two votes, going one way when faced with a pair of standalone bills and the other way after those measures were wrapped into a much larger package. The dispute involves two …

Mass. Gov. Baker forces resignation of 4 health connector members

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker sought and received the resignations of four member of the state’s health connector board, including MIT economist Jonathan Gruber, who came under fire for saying it was “the stupidity of the American voter” that led to the passage of President Obama’s 2010 heath care …

AP: Trayvon Martin’s mother says killer got away with murder

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The mother of Trayvon Martin said she’s disappointed that federal prosecutors decided not to charge a neighborhood watch volunteer with a hate crime for killing her son three years ago. Speaking with the Associated Press yesterday before the …

Obama, Netanyahu at odds over talks to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Tensions between the White House and Benjamin Netanyahu intensified yesterday as top administration officials condemned the Israeli prime minister’s plan to address Congress next week, while Netanyahu accused six world powers, including the United States, of “giving up …

Let’s go back to the moon. No, Mars. No, the moon. The debate continues.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

To the moon again? Or Mars? The questions have hung over NASA for years, and emerged again at a Senate committee hearing Tuesday. Under President George W. Bush, the target was the moon. Under President Obama, who said “we’ve been there before,” Mars became the mission. But now …

Strong reliability scores should help Buick brand’s rebirth

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Buick, the brand that once was the pace car for the drive to the senior center, has made a comeback by appealing to buyers not yet ready for retirement. U.S. sales rose 11 percent in 2014. In China, …

Justices appear to favor Muslim denied job over headscarf

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Have you heard the one about the Sikh, the Hasidic Jew, the Muslim and the nun who walked into a job interview? Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito channeled his inner stand-up comic yesterday in indicating that he and …

In Concord, Biden defends Obama’s policies, steers clear of his own presidential run

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Vice President Joe Biden didn’t talk much about the prospect of another presidential run during his visit to New Hampshire yesterday. Instead, he talked a lot about the Obama administration’s attempts to steer the country out of the …

Anthem: 667,866 N.H. customers may have been ‘impacted’ by cyberattack

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Almost four weeks after the insurer disclosed a massive nationwide data breach, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield released an initial estimate on the number of New Hampshire customers “impacted” by the cyberattack: 667,866. That figure, announced in a …

Video shows Aaron Hernandez fiancee’s removing box from home

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Prosecutors in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez yesterday played video surveillance that showed his fiancee removing a trash bag from the home and putting it in a car the day after the …

lebanon:

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Signaling a shake-up in the Upper Valley automobile market, longtime car seller Miller Chevrolet Cadillac will close its doors Friday, leaving Lebanon, for the first time since the dawn of the automotive era, without a Chevrolet or Cadillac …