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Republican Presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., talks with patrons during a campaign stop at the D.W. Diner in Merrimack, N.H., Saturday, April 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

PolitiFact NH: Did State Department really send three comedians to India on ‘Make Chai, Not War’ tour?

Saturday, April 25, 2015

“Hillary Clinton’s State Department sent three comedians to India on the ‘Make Chai, Not War’ tour.” — Rand Paul on Saturday, April 18th, 2015 in a speech in Nashua, N.H. ---------- When Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul took to the stage in New Hampshire to woo voters at a Republican presidential summit, he took aim at Democrat Hillary Clinton. The pair …

Election 2016: Gay marriage ensnares GOP hopfuls

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Republican presidential hopefuls are struggling with how to position themselves on same-sex marriage, an issue that is bedeviling a party hoping to avoid social controversies as the 2016 election approaches. Rapidly changing public opinion on the subject has forced much of the field to recalibrate their pitches. Early front-runners have sought balance between …

Obama defends U.S. intelligence after hostage deaths

Friday, April 24, 2015

A day after revealing an intelligence failure that cost the lives of two al-Qaida hostages, President Obama yesterday praised the nation’s spying operations as the most capable in the world while promising a review aimed at preventing future mistakes. “We all bleed when we lose an American life,” Obama said in a speech …

Video: Islamic State kills Ethiopian Christians in Libya

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Islamic State militants in Libya shot and beheaded groups of captive Ethiopian Christians, a video purportedly from the extremists showed yesterday. The attack widens the circle of nations affected by the group’s atrocities while showing its growth beyond …

Sperm bank sued after donor details emerge 7 years later

Sunday, April 19, 2015

He was good on paper: eloquent, mature, healthy and smart to boot. That’s why Angela Collins and Margaret Elizabeth Hanson say they chose Donor 9623 to be the biological father of their child. Then last June, almost seven years after Collins gave birth to a son conceived with …

Officials: 3 shot, injured at Delaware State University cookout

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Three men were shot and injured Saturday night at a cookout on the Delaware State University campus, officials said, and authorities are searching for the shooter. The shooting happened about 8 p.m. at a university- sanctioned fraternity and …

For sale in Concord: Stunning landmark promises luxuries

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Rarely does a Concord landmark such as this come on the market! The distinctive brick Victorian at 232 South St. offers almost 10 acres in the heart of the desirable South End. Complete with a spectacular four-stall post …

Clay Wirestone: In celebrity status and over-the-top talking points, Donald Trump stands alone

Saturday, April 18, 2015

When businessman and potential presidential candidate Donald Trump took the stage at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Nashua yesterday afternoon, he didn’t mince words in talking about his fellow Republicans. “All the people you’re listening to, you can …

Study identifies business opportunities in downtown Concord

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Business in downtown Concord is missing out on about $19.4 million in sales. That number is the product of a retail gap analysis presented by Intown Concord last week. It attempted to find business sectors that are missing or could expand in the city. While the study found …

GOP summit underscores New Hampshire primary is a marathon, not a sprint

Saturday, April 18, 2015

For the political world – in New Hampshire and across the nation – it would be easy to assume all of the action was happening on the stage at the Nashua Crowne Plaza hotel this weekend. But the …

Campaign finance reform received cool welcome at GOP summit

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Campaign finance reform advocates calling themselves the New Hampshire Rebellion were first snubbed then outright booted from the Republican summit in Nashua this weekend. Rebellion Director Jeff McLean said his group was set to be a sponsor of …

Avoiding a fowl accident at FITN GOP summit

Saturday, April 18, 2015

The famed Crowne Plaza ducks were alive and well – and being paid close attention to at the #FITN Republican Leadership Summit in Nashua. A year and a half ago, David Campbell, a Democratic state representative from Nashua, …

Capital Beat: Summit gives voters a taste of what’s to come

Saturday, April 18, 2015

A slew of Republican Presidential candidates – declared or still weighing the decision – paraded across the stage in Nashua this weekend. It began as a wide field, with nearly 20 potential contenders, and now after the two-day …