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People interested in volunteering watch a live broadcast of Bernie Sanders on one of three available screens during a campaign organizing event at the home of Monica Cote in Penacook on Wednesday, July 29, 2015.

(ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

Sanders house parties help fuel grassroots base

Thursday, July 30, 2015

About 45 people introduced themselves to one another in a Penacook backyard Wednesday night. Despite the 90-degree heat, they all turned out to a house party hosted for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. The party in Penacook was one of 37 others being held in New Hampshire, and one of more than 3,000 across the country. On Wednesday morning, the …

N.H. drug czar position extended through December

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Lawmakers opted to continue funding the state’s drug czar position through the end of the year, despite some Republicans’ claims that the man tasked with coordinating New Hampshire’s substance abuse response hasn’t outlined clear goals or contacted key players. “I think the office is important,” said Sen. Jerry Little, a Weare Republican. “I don’t think it’s performing the mission we want it to …

MANCHESTER: Homelessness leadership course seeks applicants

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The New Hampshire Coalition to End Homelessness has started recruiting people for its Granite Leaders program, which has the goal of building leadership skills within the homeless and formerly homeless community. Applications are being accepted until Oct. 1 for the program’s second, biennial, class, which starts in November and is limited to 20 students. The six-month, free program is followed by a year …

5 things to consider as Trump dangles 3rd party prospect

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

A lot of Republicans would like Donald Trump to go away. But not too far. The prospect that Trump might eventually leave the primaries and run for president on his own has started to cast a shadow on the race, reviving memories of Ross Perot, Ralph Nader and …

In N.H., a shift in Clinton’s conversation on gender

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

In the gymnasium at the Amherst Street School in Nashua, plenty of people were jostling to get in the 11th and final question at Hillary Clinton’s town hall Tuesday morning – but 10-year-old Emily Wall was the one …

Quiet on Keystone, Clinton faces sharper attacks from rivals

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Hillary Clinton dodged questions Tuesday about her positions on trade and the Keystone XL pipeline, telling a New Hampshire voter that if the future of the project opposed by environmentalists remains “undecided when I become president, I will …

Pollard to be freed; US analyst spied for Israel

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Jonathan Pollard, the former Naval intelligence analyst whose conviction of spying for Israel stoked fierce international passions, has been granted parole and will be released from prison in November after nearly 30 years. The decision to free Pollard …

Can you tell the real Donald Trump from the fake Donald Trump? Try our quiz!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Presidential candidate Donald Trump has vented his spleen on topics aplenty since the beginning of his presidential campaign. His press office’s news releases are marvels of thuggish vitriol, so The Forum decided to showcase five of them here …

$10 billion man may be worth about $2.9 billion

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The latest math on Donald Trump: $2.9 billion. An analysis by the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, based in part on a 92-page personal financial disclosure form made public last week, revealed a portfolio dominated by skyscrapers and golf courses. The celebrity presidential candidate says he’s worth more than $10 …

Undercover Planned Parenthood videos reignite funding debate in N.H.

Monday, July 27, 2015

A pair of undercover videos showing portions of conversations with Planned Parenthood officials candidly discuss the practice of procuring aborted fetal organs for research – circulated in recent weeks by an anti-abortion organization, the Center for Medical Progress …

Exodus from Puerto Rico could upend Florida vote in 2016 presidential race

Monday, July 27, 2015

Puerto Rico’s economic crisis meant Jeffrey Rondon, 25, struggled to find even part-time work, so he recently joined the growing exodus from his Caribbean island to Florida. Now he holds a full-time restaurant job and something that could upend the 2016 presidential election – the right to vote …

Christie, Clinton, Chafee, Kasich and Graham touring through N.H. this week

Monday, July 27, 2015

The last few days have seen first-in-the-nation visits from George Pataki, Rick Santorum, Rand Paul, Lindsey Graham and Martin O’Malley – and now, more candidates are on the way this week. Chris Christie, the New Jersey governor and …

Governor signs bill modernizing securities regulations

Monday, July 27, 2015

Gov. Maggie Hassan has signed a bill that modernizes securities regulations in New Hampshire, with the goal of making it easier for businesses to start up and grow. The Uniform Securities Act was signed into law Monday afternoon. …