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Garcia releases introductory television ad for 2nd Congressional District Republican primary

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Marilinda Garcia has added her voice to the airwaves, the last major candidate in the race for the Republican nomination in the 2nd Congressional District to put out a television ad with a spot released yesterday. Garcia, a state representative from Salem, faces former state senator Gary Lambert of Nashua and former state representative Jim Lawrence of Hudson in the Republican primary. The winner of the Sept. 9 primary will … 3

Attorney general won’t probe GOP finance complaint against Hassan

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The state attorney general’s office said it won’t investigate a Republican Party claim of an improper campaign donation to Gov. Maggie Hassan because the complaint contains no factual allegation that any laws were broken. Republicans on Tuesday said the EMILY’s List political action committee donated $25,000 to Hassan on June 11, one day before she officially filed for office. Had the campaign received … 1

Anti-Shaheen ads pulled from air

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

A super PAC’s negative ads against U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen were pulled from the air yesterday after her attorneys flagged inaccuracies in the spot. Ending Spending Action Fund, a conservative outside group, claimed in ads that “Shaheen’s wealth has surged while in public office.” Her financial disclosure forms filed with the Senate show the opposite, with her personal wealth dropping by at least … 0

In 30 states, a child can still legally own a rifle or shotgun

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

In the wake of the accidental death of a gun instructor in Arizona, many are likely asking how a 9-year old was allowed to hold and fire an automatic weapon. But gun laws in the United States – specifically those concerning minimum legal age requirements for gun possession … 3

Louisiana Gov. Jindal sues feds over Common Core

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

In a move certain to bolster his national standing with conservatives, Louisiana’s Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal sued the Obama administration yesterday, hoping to strike a blow against the controversial Common Core education standards and raising his profile as … 5

Shaheen up with first negative TV ad against Brown

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen put out her first attack ad against Republican Scott Brown yesterday. The 30-second clip hits Brown for his ties to oil companies, a topic Shaheen’s campaign and Democrats have been hammering since before Brown entered the race. “The big oil companies are the most … 2

Political parties file dueling finance complaints

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

In dueling complaints, both major political parties yesterday asked the attorney general to investigate what they call improper fundraising, spending or campaign finance reporting in the governor’s race. Democrats have said Republican candidate Walt Havenstein spent $24,000 before … 2

U.S. won’t work with Assad if airstrikes in Syria happen

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The Obama administration has ruled out the possibility of coordinating any U.S. airstrikes in Syria with President Bashar Assad’s government, forcing U.S. officials to either design a campaign that would evade Syrian air defenses or coordinate it with … 1

Putin and Poroshenko meet for bilateral talks

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The presidents of Russia and Ukraine met late yesterday for their first bilateral talks at a much-anticipated summit in Minsk, which many voiced hopes may help bring an end to fighting between Kiev’s forces and pro-Russia separatists in … 0

Syria warns U.S.: No unilateral strikes on militants

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Syria warned the Obama administration yesterday not to extend its air war against the Islamic State into Syria, as the militants celebrated another key victory over government forces in the north of the country. The warning came a … 0

Democrats hammer Brown on outsourcing

Monday, August 25, 2014

The outsourcing of jobs emerged as a hot topic yesterday following a report last week that linked U.S. Senate candidate Scott Brown to a company that has sent jobs abroad. Democrats hammered Brown yesterday over the report, published in the Telegraph, that Brown earned $270,000 from a Massachusetts … 18

Monday, August 25, 2014

U.S. Sen Jeanne Shaheen, Gov. Maggie Hassan, U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster and U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter are joining together this week to honor Women’s Equality Day. The four elected officials will appear at office openings across the state in a kick-off for the state Democratic Party’s Granite State … 0

Tax refunds may get hit due to health law credits

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Taxes? Who wants to think about taxes around Labor Day? But if you count on your tax refund and you’re one of the millions getting tax credits to help pay health insurance premiums under President Obama’s law, it’s … 0