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"The Bartender's Black Book" as seen Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015.

(ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

Happy hour turns sour: N.H. recalls book with ‘incredibly offensive’ cocktail names

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Hundreds of bartending books distributed by the New Hampshire Liquor Commission to store employees have been recalled after some workers complained the manuals contained sexually explicit drink names. The Liquor Commission paid $3,300 for 500 copies of the The Bartender’s Black Book Tenth Edition with the New Hampshire Liquor and Wine Outlet logo emblazoned on the cover. They were intended …

Top adviser: Perry is bailing on New Hampshire

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

In New Hampshire, former Texas governor Rick Perry’s cash-strapped campaign has no staff, no volunteers and no plans to return, said his former lead strategist in the state. The Republican presidential candidate’s campaign said last week that it began to pay some staffers again who had lost their salaries amid lagging fundraising, but …

GOP’s Rand Paul brings campaign to Maine

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Hoping for a boost in a state where his father found strong support, Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul took a break from campaigning in New Hampshire to bring his message of smaller government, lower taxes and less intrusion in people’s lives to a receptive audience of several hundred boisterous supporters in Freeport, Maine, …

Cruz boasts he has the strongest leadership team of any presidential candidate

Monday, August 31, 2015

Sen. Ted Cruz is talking about the establishment these days: the one he plans to tear apart in Washington, D.C., and, in the meantime, the one he’s building up among his grassroots supporters in early-voting states. The Texas …

Infographic: How much for that political ad?

Monday, August 31, 2015

WMUR-TV in New Hampshire is among the most popular spots for presidential advertising in the Boston-New Hampshire market. FCC files offer a glimpse into the programming strategies used by candidates and super PACs to get maximum exposure for …

For clues to candidates’ strategies, look at ‘when’ and ‘where’ of TV ads

Sunday, August 30, 2015

When it comes to political advertising, it’s not always how much money a campaign or super PAC is putting down on an ad buy – where and when those ads are being placed, not to mention what they’re …

How much for that political ad? Depends on who’s buying

Sunday, August 30, 2015

With less than six months to go before the New Hampshire primary, August has been a particularly busy month on local television airwaves. If you tune in regularly to the 6 o’clock evening news on WMUR, you’ve likely …

Riverbend expected to launch mobile crisis unit response program

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Starting Tuesday, Riverbend Community Mental Health Services is expected to roll out its official launch of New Hampshire’s first mobile crisis unit response program. The program – designed to serve as a way to diffuse mental health emergencies in the community to avoid hospitalization and prevent future issues …

Campaign event in N.H. the week of Aug. 31

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Presidential candidates campaigning in New Hampshire this week include: Monday, Aug. 31 Noon: Republican Ted Cruz, business roundtable series, Draft Sports Bar and Grill, Concord 2:30 p.m.: Cruz, Cruz for President New Hampshire Headquarters grand opening, Manchester Tuesday, …

Shaheen to endorse Clinton

Sunday, August 30, 2015

U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen will endorse Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at a Saturday event in Portsmouth. The Democratic senator will join Clinton at a New Hampshire Women for Hillary event. There, Clinton will talk about women’s issues …

Cruz puts his conservative values on full display at New Boston town hall

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has already made a name for himself as one of most conservative candidates in the race for the Republican nomination, but at a New Boston town hall event Sunday, one voter wanted to make …

Obama renames Mount McKinley as Denali on eve of Alaska trip

Sunday, August 30, 2015

President Obama will change the name of North America’s tallest mountain peak from Mount McKinley to Denali, the White House said Sunday, a major symbolic gesture to Alaska Natives on the eve of the president’s historic visit to …

Living room by living room, O’Malley marches on in New Hampshire

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Martin O’Malley began his day on the campaign trail Wednesday with a bit of good news, or so he thought. Soon after he arrived at the home of Kathleen DiFruscia in Windham, the first of five campaign stops …