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Vice President Joe Biden jokingly tells Nicole Antonucci that she cannot date until she is 30 during his campagn stop at the Tilton Diner on Thursday, October 20, 2011. 

(Erin Stubblefield/Monitor Staff)

Political Monitor quiz for Aug. 28: The Joe’s Biden his time edition

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Joe Biden might run for president! Donald Trump still leads the GOP pack! And there’s plenty of talk about medical marijuana and Planned Parenthood to go around for state politicos. That’s right, it’s time for our weekly quiz. Remember that most of these answers can be found in the past week’s Political Monitor coverage. Good luck! …

Political Monitor podcast: Joe Biden decides, Martin O’Malley strives and Democrats weigh options

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Concord Monitor political enthusiasts Clay Wirestone, Casey McDermott and Jonathan Van Fleet take on the left side of the political spectrum this week, with a podcast focused on the Democrats. Will Joe Biden run? How is Martin O’Malley doing? Is Hillary Clinton feeling the heat? For even more political news, visit politics.concordmonitor.com. …

Possible Biden run puts Obama fundraising network on high alert

Thursday, August 27, 2015

The possibility that Vice President Biden may jump into the 2016 presidential campaign is convulsing the network of wealthy Democrats that financed President Obama’s two White House bids, galvanizing fundraisers underwhelmed by Hillary Clinton’s performance. A wide swath of party financiers is already convinced that Biden will make a late entry into the …

Sanders continues to draw enthusiastic crowds, but New Hampshire voters haven’t made up their minds yet

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Hillary Clinton may have the name recognition and Donald Trump the celebrity status, but it’s Bernie Sanders, the 73-year-old senator from Vermont, who has consistently drawn the biggest crowds of the election cycle so far. The progressive Democratic …

iowa: Perry’s chairman has left lagging campaign

Monday, August 24, 2015

The Iowa chairman for Rick Perry’s faltering Republican presidential bid says he is no longer part of the campaign as Perry seeks to keep his longshot effort alive on limited funds. Sam Clovis said Monday that he had …

Chafee, Clinton, O’Malley, Sanders confirmed for NHDP convention; Webb still weighing plans to attend

Monday, August 24, 2015

Next month, the New Hampshire Democratic Party state convention will give Granite State Democrats their fullest look yet at their party’s presidential field – four of five major campaigns have confirmed plans to attend. In an email sent …

From Keystone to solar, Graham says he likes it all during NH visit

Monday, August 24, 2015

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham spent little time making small talk during a brief visit to Granite State Solar on Monday afternoon. “Show me what you do,” Graham asked the Boscawen company’s owners, Alan Gauntt and Erik Shifflett, …

Burn permit requests are available online

Monday, August 24, 2015

If you want to burn something outdoors, the state would like you to go online first to get the necessary permit. Unless you live in Canterbury, Franklin or Hopkinton, that is. Those towns in greater Concord are have not yet participated in the program and still require people …

State budget impasse delays opening of crisis unit at New Hampshire Hospital

Monday, August 24, 2015

Continued wrangling over the state budget means a new 10-bed crisis unit at New Hampshire Hospital won’t open to patients this summer, as previously planned. While construction of the mental health unit is now set to be complete …

Former Gov. Sununu recovering from quadruple bypass surgery

Monday, August 24, 2015

Former New Hampshire governor John H. Sununu is recovering this week following a quadruple bypass surgery at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Boston on Friday, according to an update released by his office Monday morning. Sununu first went …

Fiorina talks innovation and the American Dream at Concord house party

Sunday, August 23, 2015

With a panoramic view of downtown Concord behind her, Carly Fiorina took the microphone and asked the 75 people who had come to an East Concord house party Sunday to join her reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. The …

New Hampshire primary campaigns rely on ‘super volunteers’

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Each Saturday morning, 78-year-old Gary Patton goes door to door to talk to his neighbors about Hillary Clinton. He starts with a friendly introduction to make sure people know he’s a local – not some out-of-towner who doesn’t …

Sanders talks income inequality in front of overflow crowd in Salem

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Bernie Sanders took the microphone at Woodbury School in Salem on Sunday night and didn’t relinquish it for the next hour and a half – his stump speech covering everything from income inequality to international trade to free …