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PolitiFact: Jeb Bush says Americans consume vast majority of addictive painkillers

Saturday, February 6, 2016

“90 percent of all pain medications are prescribed in the United States.” — Jeb Bush on Thursday, January 21st, 2016 in an editorial board interview with the Concord Monitor -------------- As New Hampshire officials work to contain the state’s opioid crisis, presidential candidates have been called upon to address the problem and offer solutions. At an editorial board meeting with …

Republicans circle as stakes grow in New Hampshire

Saturday, February 6, 2016

On the rise in a tightening race, Marco Rubio shouldered intensifying attacks Friday from moderate-leaning Republicans who fear a strong Rubio showing in Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary could spell the end for their frazzled presidential campaigns. Jeb Bush and Chris Christie both accused Rubio of a lackluster set of accomplishments. Bush, campaigning with …

Former GOP presidential nominee Bob Dole says Ted Cruz is not a conservative, but ‘an extremist’

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Bob Dole, the 1996 Republican presidential nominee, has been publicly backing former Florida governor Jeb Bush since endorsing him back in November. But after Ted Cruz won the Iowa caucuses Monday, the former Kansas senator is growing more concerned about the prospect of the Texas senator being the potential GOP nominee. “He’s not …

Dozens killed by bombs in Syria, clouding U.N. peace session

Sunday, January 31, 2016

A triple bombing killed at least 50 people in a predominantly Shiite suburb south of the Syrian capital of Damascus on Sunday even as a U.N. mediator held his first meeting with members of the main opposition group …

Top Yemeni Salafi cleric killed in Aden

Sunday, January 31, 2016

The lifeless body of Yemen’s top Salafi cleric in the southern port city of Aden was found disfigured Sunday hours after he was abducted following an anti-extremism sermon, security officials told the Associated Press. Government forces repelled Shiite …

New rail link to Maine waterfront could revive port

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Freight trains are rolling through New England carrying the first-ever shipping containers loaded on the Portland, Maine, waterfront. The new train service is the product of years of planning and millions in public and private investment, with the goal of connecting the once-thriving port by rail with freight …

Federal contracts awarded recently in New Hampshire

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Smith’s Tubular Systems of Laconia won a $507,642 federal contract from the U.S. Naval Supply Systems Command, Philadelphia, for metal hose assemblies. New Hampshire Ball Bearings of Laconia won a $332,325.71 federal contract from the Defense Logistics Agency, Richmond, Va., for bearings. New Hampshire Ball Bearings Inc. of …

Recent patents issued in New Hampshire

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Recent patents issued to New Hampshire companies and individuals include: Multinational Resources, Newfields, N.H., has been assigned a patent (9,240,291) developed by two co-inventors for a rugged keypad. The co-inventors are Christopher Wolfe, Derry, N.H., and Steve Dunham, Penacook, N.H. The patent application was filed on April 30, …

Google parent Alphabet may soon top Apple’s market value

Sunday, January 31, 2016

As the digital advertising market booms and demand for smart phones wanes, Alphabet Inc. could soon dethrone Apple as the world’s most valuable company. If it happens, Alphabet will move to the head of the class just five …

PolitiFactNH: Hillary Clinton claims more U.S. jobs in solar than oil

Sunday, January 31, 2016

“We now have more jobs in solar than we do in oil.” — Hillary Clinton on Tuesday, December 8th, 2015 in an editorial board interview with the Concord Monitor -------------------- Hillary Clinton is bullish on clean energy as …

Where they stand: On climate change, difference between parties is stark

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Even in a campaign season where opinions diverge wildly, it’s hard to think of a topic with a broader range of candidate reactions than climate change. Democrats think it’s a big problem, perhaps the biggest problem facing the …

Capital Beat: State of the State could chart Hassan’s course

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Amid the hundreds of presidential campaign events next week is a different kind of candidate pitch: Democrat Maggie Hassan will on Thursday deliver the annual state of the state address, her last as governor. The speech will undoubtedly …

A surprising percentage of New Hampshire voters are pretty new to the primary

Saturday, January 30, 2016

An analysis of New Hampshire voters has found, with little surprise, that young people are more politically liberal than older people, older people are more likely to register to vote than young people, and more of us are …