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Germany: Obama sends top aides to Berlin

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

President Obama dispatched his chief of staff to Berlin yesterday in an effort to defuse tension with German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government over U.S. espionage after the expulsion of the top American spy. White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough and Lisa Monaco, Obama’s counterterrorism and homeland security adviser, met with McDonough’s counterpart Peter Altmaier and German intelligence coordinator Guenter Heiss, the two governments said in statements. The group agreed … 0

Senate Dems to unveil $2.7B bill on immigrant children

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Senate Democrats are preparing to significantly cut President Obama’s request for emergency funding to deal with an influx of Central American children streaming across the border with Mexico. The measure also would provide immediate aid to Israel for the Iron Dome missile defense system as well as money needed to fight wildfires in Western states. Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Barbara Mikulski is scheduled to … 1

Shark sightings a lure for Cape Cod tourists

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Great white sharks are having an unusual effect on Cape Cod this summer, and many a merchant is going to need a bigger wallet. The sharks being spotted in growing numbers are stirring curiosity and a buying frenzy for shark-related merchandise. Shark T-shirts are everywhere, “Jaws” has been playing in local movie theaters … 0

District 15 Democratic primary candidates set schedule for joint events

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Democratic candidates for the District 15 state Senate seat have agreed to four joint events in the next several weeks, but not without some debate about the schedule itself. Concord attorney Dan Feltes and Concord School Board member Kass Ardinger will be on the primary ballot to … 1

Towns struggle with debate over immigrant services

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The national debate over an unprecedented wave of Central American young people entering the country illegally is more of a practical challenge in places like Lynn, Mass., a former industrial city outside Boston that’s thousands of miles from … 1

With loophole in bylaws, New Hampshire Young Democrats endorse Dan Feltes for state senate

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The New Hampshire Young Democrats group has endorsed Concord attorney Dan Feltes in the primary race for the District 15 state Senate seat. Feltes, 35, is competing with Concord School Board member Kass Ardinger to replace outgoing state Sen. Sylvia Larsen, who has held the seat for 20 … 3

NHCLU lawsuit targets procedure for third-party access to ballot

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union has filed a legal challenge to a change in state law that shortens the time frame for third parties to collect the necessary signatures to get on the ballot. The suit was filed yesterday on behalf of the Libertarian Party of New … 1

Must-have accessory for House candidates in 2014: the personalized super PAC

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Daniel Innis, a former business school dean running a long-shot campaign for the House in New Hampshire, faced a big financial disadvantage until a wealthy friend put hundreds of thousands of dollars into a super PAC backing his … 1

PHOTO: Brown meets with veterans in Concord

Monday, July 21, 2014

U.S. Senate candidate Scott Brown met with veterans at Barley House in Concord yesterday. … 1

Weekend of wild game cooking, teaching to be held in Milan

Monday, July 21, 2014

Interested in cooking wild game in the outdoors? The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department has a program for you. Registration is open for the Barry Camp Wild Game Culinary Adventure, to be held Sept. 26-28 at the Barry Conservation Camp in Milan. A $150 fee covers meals, … 0

Perry sending National Guard to Mexico border

Monday, July 21, 2014

Gov. Rick Perry says he’s deploying as many as 1,000 National Guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border after growing tired of “lip service” from the federal government. Perry said Monday that the National Guard will provide additional support … 0

Shaheen meets privately with VA secretary nominee McDonald

Monday, July 21, 2014

U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen met privately yesterday with the president’s nominee to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs. Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned amid pressure in May after reports of mismanagement and faulty recording that led to long wait times at VA hospitals, sometimes resulting in veteran deaths. President … 4

Brown hosts small roundtable on veterans employment in Concord

Monday, July 21, 2014

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Scott Brown solicited feedback on his veterans proposals and sought ideas for how to lower the veterans unemployment event today at the Barley House in Concord. Brown release a policy paper last week on veterans employment and health care. During the private event with … 0