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Primary Day polling times and locations

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Tuesday, Feb. 9 Allenstown: St. Jean the The Baptist Parish Hall, 10 School St., 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Andover: Andover Elementary Middle School, 20 School St., 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Barnstead: Barnstead Town Hall, 108 S. Barnstead Road, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Belmont: Belmont High School, 255 Seavey Road, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Boscawen: Boscawen Town Hall, 12 High St., 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Bow: …

On campaign reform, Lessig sees a challenge for Sanders and opportunity for Trump

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Lawrence Lessig wanted to be the presidential candidate that made fundamental reform of elections a central campaign issue, taking on a system he believes is rigged and deeply entrenched in favor of wealthy donors. The Harvard professor and founder of the New Hampshire Rebellion knew Americans were unified, regardless of political affiliation, in their belief that money has too much influence on politics. …

Where They Stand: Campaign finance reform an issue with some clear bipartisanship

Sunday, February 7, 2016

There’s at least one issue that candidates of both parties can agree on – at least to some degree. It’s tempering the way money influences politics in Washington. The Democrats are talking about it as loud as ever. Both candidates have published agendas of reforms they’d like to enact. In general, the Republicans aren’t as keen on some of those proposals, but each …

Last campaign events before Tuesday primary

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Get ‘em while you can, New Hampshire - only two more days until the first-in-the-nation presidential primary. Sneak a last-minute glimpse of your candidate(s) at these last Granite State campaign events: Monday ∎ 8 a.m. : New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie town hall at Gilchrist Metal Company in Hudson; …

Ground game: Strong

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Embattled in the polls and facing the New Hampshire primary in a few days, Hillary Clinton called in reinforcements. Last week, 88 of the so-called Arkansas Travelers – the group that famously campaigned for Bill Clinton in 1992 …

Politifact: Rubio says Cruz defended Chinese company that stole invention from U.S. inventor

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Getting tough on China has been a recurring theme among the candidates running for president in 2016. In Bow last week, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio said one his GOP rivals isn’t telling the whole truth about his record …

Sanders campaign plans clash with political realities

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Bernie Sanders promises voters a “political revolution” that will fundamentally remake the American economy and its education and health care systems. “That’s what our campaign is about. It is thinking big,” Sanders said during a debate last month …

Trump seeks to reverse fortunes in New Hampshire

Sunday, February 7, 2016

With less than two days until New Hampshire voters go to the polls, Hillary Clinton took a trip to Michigan. And other candidates, including Jeb Bush, said their campaigns will go on no matter what the outcome Tuesday. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Capital Beat: Behind a town hall question

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Jim Kinhan just wants to start a conversation. And until last Wednesday, that had been a very tricky goal. The Concord resident was diagnosed with colon cancer three years ago. It’s terminal, and Kinhan wants to be able …

PolitiFact: Sanders points to Goldman Sachs CEO as evidence of Wall Street power over Washington

Sunday, February 7, 2016

In front of a cheering audience in Keene on Tuesday, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders sounded some familiar themes: reducing income inequality and increasing access to health care and education. During his speech at the Colonial Theatre in the …