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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 from the network’s GOP debate Saturday night in New Hampshire. “I was pretty sure I was going to vote for her, but after seeing this and the disservice – it’s wrong,” Hodge …

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 of his expertise as they sought to salvage their own White House hopes. Texas Sen. …

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 preferences. But each one has been wrestling with a decision about Tuesday’s presidential primary for …

Christie bounces between fiery and patient with voters as primary nears

Friday, February 5, 2016

For Henniker resident John Kjellman, the ability to change one’s mind is good. Which is why he likes New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and his switch from a pro-abortion rights stance to an anti-abortion one. “That’s a good …

Reported use of cigarettes and alcohol down sharply in N.H. schools, but e-cigarette use is soaring

Friday, February 5, 2016

New Hampshire high school students are using much less alcohol and tobacco than they did a decade ago, while their use of illegal drugs has not declined nearly as much, according to the latest in a series of …

In final State of the State address, Hassan focuses on jobs

Friday, February 5, 2016

Gov. Maggie Hassan unveiled a new workforce development initiative Thursday, which aims to get low-income residents into good-paying jobs and put at-risk youth on positive career tracks. The second-term Democrat detailed the “Gateway to Work” plan during the …

Sanders’s appeal to young voters: ‘He’s the cool grandpa’

Friday, February 5, 2016

As Democratic debate fever descended on the University of New Hampshire campus Thursday, junior Celine Guedj spent her afternoon in the student union building handing out information for a LGBTQ+ student group. Guedj supports Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders …

PolitiFact: Ted Cruz off on claim that median African-American income rose $5,000 under Reagan

Friday, February 5, 2016

During a town hall event at New England College in Henniker, Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz faced a voter who asked what he would do for “struggling minorities.” Cruz said the key is economic growth, underpinned by a …

PolitiFact: Bernie Sanders ad claims or implies endorsements from New Hampshire newspapers

Friday, February 5, 2016

Says he was endorsed by the Valley News newspaper — Bernie Sanders on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 in a campaign ad ---------- Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has been searching for high-profile newspaper endorsements in the New Hampshire primary. …

Where they stand: On gun control, candidates split on party lines

Friday, February 5, 2016

A church in South Carolina. A community college in Oregon. A holiday party in California. Time and time again, this election cycle has been disrupted by news of mass shootings. In light of those events, candidates have been …

Clinton-Sanders battle boils over in debate between two-iron willed contenders

Friday, February 5, 2016

Hillary Clinton is not going down to Sen. Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire without a fight. That was the overriding message that came through when the two Democrats met for their first face-to-face debate of what has become …

Political Monitor podcast: Checking out the New Hampshire primary with PolitiFact

Thursday, February 4, 2016

The Monitor’s Clay Wirestone and Jon Van Fleet are joined by fact-checkers extraordinaire Louis Jacobson and Jon Greenberg of PolitiFact. They give us their impressions of the latest twists and turns from an extraordinary campaign season. …

Simple tips for winter safety

Thursday, February 4, 2016

I love spending time outdoors in winter. With the right clothing and gear, you can have just as much fun in the winter as you do in the summer. Here are a few safety tips to keep you …