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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 the chills their third-party campaigns gave to Republicans and Democrats in turn. To Republican pollster Frank Luntz, a third-party Trump campaign would …

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 who managed to catch the candidate’s eye. This fifth-grader had less of a question and …

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 answer your question.” Sensing an opportunity, Clinton’s rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination escalated their …

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. …

Perry says movie theaters should not be gun-free zones

Sunday, July 26, 2015

In the wake of two recent mass shootings, Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry said Sunday he does not support declaring certain public spaces “gun- free zones.” “I would suggest to you that these concepts of gun-free zones are …

Shift in DHS enforcement policy could sharply reduce deportations

Sunday, July 26, 2015

The Obama administration’s profound shift in its enforcement of immigration laws could “substantially transform” the nation’s immigration dragnet, reducing deportations and protecting nearly 90 percent of the illegal immigrants already here, a new report says. As the Washington Post reported this month, the Department of Homeland Security has …

Clinton says she’s confident about proper handling of emails

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said she never knowingly sent or received classified information using her private email server and did not know what messages were being cited by intelligence investigators as examples of emails containing classified information. …