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FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2011, file photo, then-U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton hands off her mobile phone after arriving to meet with Dutch Foreign Minister Uri Rosenthal at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Hague, Netherlands. Clinton emailed her staff on an iPad as well as a BlackBerry while secretary of state, despite her explanation that she exclusively used a personal email address on a homebrew server so she could carry a single device, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, Pool/File)

State Department found 4 emails about drones sent by Clinton

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

The State Department said it can find only four emails sent between former Secretary Hillary Clinton and her staff concerning drone strikes and certain U.S. surveillance programs, and those notes have little to do with either subject. She asks for a phone call in one, a phone number in another. She seeks advice on how best to condemn information leaks, …

Clinton advisers traveling to New Hampshire, Iowa

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager-in-waiting is traveling to the early voting states of New Hampshire and Iowa this week for meetings with Democratic activists as the former secretary of state prepares for a likely presidential campaign. Robby Mook, who is expected to be Clinton’s campaign manager, was visiting New Hampshire Monday and yesterday and traveling to Iowa today and tomorrow for meetings with party …

No nuke agreement yet: Iran talks push past deadline

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

With stubborn disputes unresolved, nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers went past a self-imposed deadline and into overtime as negotiators renewed efforts to hammer out the outline of an agreement. Enough progress had been made to warrant the extension past the midnight deadline, State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said, although there …

Carly Fiorina hires New Hampshire state director

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Former Hewlett-Packard chief executive officer Carly Fiorina has hired a New Hampshire operative as she considers a possible run for president in 2016. Kerry Marsh, chairwoman of the Concord City Republican Committee, is joining Fiorina’s political committee, Carly for America, as director in New Hampshire. Marsh served as …

Indiana legislators to clarify religious freedom law as criticism spreads

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Republican lawmakers in Indiana promised yesterday to amend a religious liberties bill that critics have labeled as anti-gay, bowing to protests that have rapidly spread to several other states considering similar measures. Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma, a …

Moose lottery applications being accepted through May 29

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Now’s the time to enter the New Hampshire moose lottery. Applications for the annual lottery cost $15 for residents and $25 for non-residents and are available online. A total of 105 permits are proposed to be issued this year. Applications must be postmarked or submitted online by midnight …

Deadline for removing bobhouses in New Hampshire nears

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Sunshine and warmer weather may help remind Granite State fishermen that aIl bobhouses must be removed from the ice by the end of the day Wednesday, according to state law. New Hampshire Fish and Game Lt. Heidi Murphy of the agency’s law enforcement division said the law is …

N.H. in 2035: For the Free State Project, it’s Live Freer or Die

Sunday, March 29, 2015

If the world view of a few dedicated political visionaries comes to pass, folks in New Hampshire could find themselves sitting at the local pub, playing a game of poker for profit, smoking a cigarette, or a joint, …

Ray Duckler: What a long, strange trip it’s been

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Bom Bahadur Rai and his family, Bhutanese refugees searching for a home, pushed through the glass doors at 11:15 a.m., the last passengers off the plane. They moved in a single file, a father, a mother, a son, …

Review: N.H. should keep juvenile justice programs in DCYF

Sunday, March 29, 2015

A newly released review of New Hampshire’s juvenile justice programs endorsed the decision to keep Child Protection Services and Juvenile Justice Services under the same umbrella of programming, within the Division of Children, Youth and Families at the Department of Health and Human Services. As the state prepares …

Budget cuts mean federal losses, too

Sunday, March 29, 2015

When House budget writers finalized a plan last week to reduce $16.7 million in state money to programs that serve people with developmental disabilities, it was only the first loss. The real reduction would be closer to double …

PolitiFact NH: Lindsey Graham says taking ‘every penny’ from wealthiest 1 percent won’t balance budget

Sunday, March 29, 2015

“If you took every penny of the 1 percent, including their dog, you wouldn’t even begin to balance the budget.” — Lindsey Graham on Sunday, March 8th, 2015 in a speech in Concord ---------------- For years, politicians have …

GOP hopefuls near-unanimous on their own guns

Sunday, March 29, 2015

There are 15 major contenders for the Republican party’s presidential nomination. Together, they own at least 40 guns. Some of the contenders have been building their collections since childhood. Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, is up to 12 now, including an AR-15 assault weapon that he has …