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Media cameras line the back wall and an area to the left of the stage during the First in the Nation Summit in Nashua on Friday, April 17, 2015.

(ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

PHOTOS: Scenes from the summit

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Friday was the first day of the two-day #FITN Republican Leadership Summit. Here’s a look at the scene. …

Dems mock summit

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Down the street from the #FITN Republican Leadership Summit, representatives of the state and national Democratic Party took shots at the event and the candidates gathering there. “These summits are very helpful – to us,” said state Democratic Party Chairman Ray Buckley. “The more exposure this clown-car full of candidates, nearly two dozen of them, get out to the public, the more likely …

Merchandise aplenty touts hopefuls, party

Saturday, April 18, 2015

The first thing people saw as they walked into the ballroom of the #FITN Republican Leadership Summit were hundreds of red bags emblazoned with “Dr. Ben Carson for President Run Ben Run!” ready on tables. Pick a candidate – any candidate – and they are likely scheduled to speak during the two-day event. Except for Carson. Carson isn’t on the schedule here this …

Fight for $15 protests expand for low-wage workers

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The Fight for $15 campaign to win higher pay and a union for fast-food workers is expanding to represent a variety of low-wage workers and become more of a social justice movement. In New York City yesterday, more …

Another $500,000 federal grant propels planned senior center/Boys & Girls club in Allenstown

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

A $2.1 million recreation facility planned in Allenstown gained a significant boost in the form of a $500,000 federal grant last week. The partnership between the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Concord and the Suncook Senior Center …

Christie proposes overhaul of Social Security benefits

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Republican presidential hopeful Chris Christie proposed pushing back the age of eligibility for Social Security and Medicare for future retirees yesterday as part of a plan to cut deficits by $1 trillion over a decade, an approach he …

After criticism, state works to address woes at rehab center

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

New Hampshire’s health commissioner said yesterday he bears responsibility for failures of oversight at a facility that cares for people with brain injuries. Lakeview Neuro-Rehabilitation Center in Effingham has been the subject of scrutiny from the state since the Disability Rights Center issued complaints last fall detailing neglect …

Obama to remove Cuba from state sponsor of terror list

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

President Obama will remove Cuba from the list of state sponsors of terrorism, the White House announced yesterday, a key step in his bid to normalize relations between the two countries. Obama made the final decision following a …

Redesign of dangerous Pembroke intersection begins this week

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Construction by the Department of Transportation begins this week on an intersection deemed dangerous on Route 3 in Pembroke. Two streets perpendicular to Route 3 – Pembroke Hill Road and Bow Lane – are currently staggered as they …

White House agrees to give Congress a say on an Iran deal

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Bowing to pressure from Republicans and his own party, President Obama yesterday relented to a compromise empowering Congress to reject the emerging nuclear pact with Iran. The rare and reluctant agreement between the president and the Republican-led Congress …

On the campaign trail, Christie paints himself as man of the people

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

At 11 a.m., he was the governor of New Jersey – the latest politician to take the stage at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics with a policy pitch and, perhaps, an eye on the White House. But …

Rubio throws hat into presidential ring

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio entered the presidential race yesterday by offering the nation a younger generation of leadership that breaks free of ideas “stuck in the 20th century,” a jab at both Democratic favorite Hillary Clinton and his …

Sponsor of Maine GMO label law opposes bill to ditch trigger

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The sponsor of a Maine law that requires food producers to label foods containing genetically modified ingredients says state lawmakers are misguided in their effort to repeal the law’s trigger provision. Former State representative Lance Harvell, a Farmington Republican, sponsored a bill that requires the labels if five …