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Capital Beat: Hassan keeps state-issued email address close to the vest

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton found herself in hot water recently after reporters revealed she had used a personal email, instead of an official U.S. account, to conduct state department business. The issue raised many questions, including whether Clinton’s emails were adequately protected from cyber attacks and whether the messages, on a personal account, would be subject to public …

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Voterama in Congress Here’s how members of Congress voted on major issues in the week ending Friday. House Sharing Data To Counter Cyber Attacks: Voting 307 for and 116 against, the House on Wednesday passed a bill (HR 1560) that would encourage companies struck by cyber attacks to voluntarily share sensitive data on …

Determining who is suitable to carry a concealed weapon can be a moving target for police

Saturday, April 25, 2015

When a Franklin man applied for a license to carry a concealed firearm, the city’s police chief, David Goldstein, ran a records check. What he found was a lengthy motor vehicle record that included several DWI convictions. Goldstein used his judgment and denied the application. “There’s a question of responsibility here,” he said, …

Concord running out of time to pitch downtown alternative for new courthouse

Saturday, April 25, 2015

After decades of talk and delay, hope for a new county courthouse in Concord is finally burning bright. Both the governor and the House have thrown support behind the project, and the Senate is expected to do the same when it votes on a capital budget later this …

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 …

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 …

After probe, Lakeview rehab center gets new leadership

Friday, April 24, 2015

An Effingham facility for people with brain injuries is bringing in new leadership after months of scrutiny following reports of abuse and neglect. Lakeview NeuroRehabilitation Center announced yesterday the appointment of a new executive director for its facility. Additionally, New Hampshire’s education commissioner recently ordered the special education …

Concord TV plans to video series with potential 2016 presidential candidates

Friday, April 24, 2015

The video clip is still uncut and unedited, but the face looming large in the camera is immediately recognizable. It’s Donald Trump, staring into the lens of a ConcordTV camera. Off the screen, someone poses the prompt: “Please look directly into the camera and tell the people of …

Loretta Lynch wins confirmation as attorney general

Friday, April 24, 2015

Loretta Lynch won confirmation as the nation’s first black woman attorney general yesterday from a Senate that forced her to wait more than five months for the title and remained divided to the end. The 56-43 vote installs …

PolitiFact NH: Former Sen. Evan Bayh says health care costs are fastest growing part of Defense Department budget

Friday, April 24, 2015

“The fastest-growing part of the Pentagon’s budget are health care expenses.” — Evan Bayh on Thursday, April 2nd, 2015, in an interview in Concord, N.H. --------------------- When former senators Evan Bayh, an Indiana Democrat, and Judd Gregg, a …

Emails show Hassan asked Sony CEO for campaign cash

Thursday, April 23, 2015

A fundraising pitch from Gov. Maggie Hassan’s campaign to the chief executive officer of Sony Entertainment is among the documents released in last year’s Sony hack that are now posted on Wikileaks. The emails show Hassan’s campaign asked Michael Lynton, the Sony executive, for a $7,000 campaign donation …

State Supreme Court hears arguments on law linking voter registration to motor vehicle rules

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The New Hampshire Supreme Court heard arguments yesterday in a case challenging language that would tie voter registration to motor vehicle laws. A law passed in 2012 sought to amend the state’s voter registration forms that required those registering to vote to also affirm, among other things, that: …

Hassan doesn’t think NH needs two casinos

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan does not think the market supports a second casino in New Hampshire, but didn’t say whether she would veto a bill that would allow for two casinos in the state. Hassan is a vocal supporter of expanded gambling, but has favored a single-casino plan. …