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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 …

In Louisiana, Sanders starts courting black voters

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders brought his message of income inequality to racially diverse audiences in Louisiana this weekend, launching a new effort to build support among African-Americans, a key Democratic constituency. The 73-year-old senator from Vermont, a state …

O’Malley connects with St. Paul’s students on tech, says he’s the first candidate on Snapchat

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Speaking to a group of soon-to-be high school seniors in Concord on Sunday, former Maryland governor Martin O’Malley presented himself as the presidential candidate in touch with and inspired by today’s youth. He declared it a “historical fact” …

Obama blends blunt messages with warm reflections

Sunday, July 26, 2015

President Obama mixed blunt messages to Kenya’s leaders on gay rights, corruption and counterterrorism Saturday with warm reflections on his family ties to a nation that considers him a local son. He foreshadowed a focus on Kenya in …

Shift in immigration 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 …

Congressional Roll Call, July 24

Sunday, July 26, 2015

By Targeted News Service Here’s a look at how members of Congress voted over the previous week. House Discrimination and Federal Workers: The House has passed the Federal Employee Antidiscrimination Act (H.R. 1557), sponsored by Rep. Elijah E. …

CapBeat: Talking sex, approval ratings for lawmakers and the northern border

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Let’s talk about sex. No, not in the way you might think. Lawmakers at both the federal and state level are pushing a conversation about sex in schools – but one that focuses on developing healthy relationships and …

Paul: N.H. voters part of the ‘leave me alone’ coalition

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Saturday evening was different from many at the community of 17 residences along Lake Winnisquam in Tilton, as U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, a Republican presidential candidate, joined in for an informal gathering. “We think that New Hampshire, you …

For Walker, primary is about running a ‘steady race’

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, the leader in the polls in Iowa, likened the time leading to the Republican presidential primary to a track meet. Having only officially launched his campaign about two weeks ago, Walker is a newcomer …

Hassan joins nation’s governors at summer meeting

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Gov. Maggie Hassan is joining her counterparts from across the nation in West Virginia this weekend for a gathering of the National Governors Association. Rising health care costs, the need to repair roads and bridges, and efforts to combat global warming are just a few of the topics …

Can you tell the real Donald Trump from the fake Donald Trump? Take our quiz!

Saturday, July 25, 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 we’ve decided to showcase five of them here – …