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Hassan: Havenstein ‘would be a rubber stamp for Bill O’Brien and the Koch Brothers’

Monday, September 22, 2014

Gov. Maggie Hassan used an endorsement event yesterday as an opportunity to frame her track record as one of making investments for the state’s future and to pre-empt criticism lodged against her less than an hour later by her Republican opponent. Accepting an endorsement from the New Hampshire State Troopers Association at the group’s Concord headquarters yesterday morning, Hassan began by calling attention to steps she has taken to invest … 0

In ‘Pledge 2.0,’ Havenstein commits to controlling spending

Monday, September 22, 2014

Granite State politicians have long pledged to oppose sales, income and other “broad-based” taxes. Republican gubernatorial candidate Walt Havenstein now says that’s not enough, and he vowed yesterday to oppose any “unfunded obligations” that could lead to future taxes – something that, he said, Gov. Maggie Hassan has failed to do. “My commitment … 0

Hillary Clinton to attend event for N.H. state senator

Monday, September 22, 2014

Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton will raise campaign money for New Hampshire state Sen. Lou D’Allesandro. Clinton will attend a fundraiser next Tuesday hosted by former Massachusetts state senator Steve Baddour at his law firm in Washington, D.C., to benefit D’Allesandro. D’Allesandro represents Goffstown and parts of Manchester and is seeking his ninth term in the state Senate. He confirmed Clinton’s attendance … 0

New Afghan president, but vote totals kept secret

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Afghanistan’s two presidential candidates signed a power-sharing deal yesterday that makes one president and the other chief executive, ending months of political wrangling after a disputed runoff that threatened to plunge the country into turmoil and complicate the … 0

Backers seek expansion of civil rights death law

Sunday, September 21, 2014

There has only been one prosecution under the Emmett Till Act, even though the law was passed with the promise of $135 million for police work and an army of federal agents to investigate unsolved killings from the … 0

Relatives: Vet arrested at White House needs help

Sunday, September 21, 2014

An Iraq war veteran accused of scaling a fence and making it into the White House before the Secret Service stopped him posed no threat to anyone and needs counseling instead of prosecution, members of his family said … 0

Political groups try to mobilize the youth vote ahead of Nov. elections

Saturday, September 20, 2014

When Eric Schleien met his political role model, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, at a rally in Manchester this month, he shook the senator’s hand and asked to take a selfie. “Rand, to me, is such an inspiration,” said … 0

CIA stops spying on friendly nations

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Stung by the backlash over a German caught selling secrets to the U.S. and the revelations of surveillance by the National Security Agency, the CIA has stopped spying on friendly governments in Western Europe, according to current and … 0

Democrats criticize Republican candidates at party dinner in Concord

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Over traditional fare of turkey and apple cider, Democrats used a party-organized dinner last night as an opportunity to attack Republicans running in this November’s election. “It’s very clear that this is a critical election and that there … 3

Roll call

Saturday, September 20, 2014

By Voterama in Congress Here’s how New Hampshire’s members of Congress voted on major issues during the week ending Friday. House U.S. SUPPORT OF SYRIAN REBELS: The House on Wednesday voted 273 for and 156 against to authorize the U.S. government to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels … 0

Lawmakers wary of university budget proposal

Saturday, September 20, 2014

While some New Hampshire lawmakers like the idea freezing in-state tuition at public colleges for another two years, they aren’t ready to increase funding for the university system by 34 percent. After years of significant increases, resident tuition at University System of New Hampshire schools was frozen at … 2

Obama faces questions on prospect of expanded war

Saturday, September 20, 2014

President Obama’s military campaign against Islamic State extremists has already crept beyond the narrow parameters he first outlined three months ago. But military experts both inside and outside the administration argue that even more may be needed for … 0

Official portrait of retired Chief Justice John Broderick is unveiled

Saturday, September 20, 2014

The presentation of the official portrait of retired Chief Justice John Broderick was unveiled in a ceremony on the lawn of the New Hampshire Supreme Court in Concord yesterday The portrait, painted by Richard Whitney, was hung inside … 12