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Frank Guinta editorial board. October 26, 2012. Running for re-election in the first congressional district. 

(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor Staff)

Republicans Innis, Guinta, Kelly debate on radio program

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Republicans Dan Innis and Frank Guinta took distinctly different views on spying by the National Security Agency and how to fund road and bridge projects during a debate yesterday on a Manchester radio station. Innis and Guinta are running in the Sept. 9 Republican primary for the right to challenge U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter, the incumbent Democrat. They debated each other, as well as candidate Brendan Kelly, on the Jack Heath radio program on WGIR. Heath and New Hampshire Journal reporter John DiStaso moderated the debate, which covered the NSA, raising the federal gas tax, social issues and the border crisis. The clearest difference between … 1

Patients, advocates ask state to speed up implementation of medical marijuana law

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

A year out from the adoption of New Hampshire’s medical marijuana law, state officials said they’re trying to move quickly to roll out the rules for ID cards, dispensaries and other provisions that go along with it. Not quickly enough, say medical marijuana advocates and others who want to start using the drug without fear of criminal charges. In a gathering organized by … 0

House, Senate advance competing border proposals

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

At an impasse on immigration, House Republicans and Senate Democrats advanced competing proposals yesterday for dealing with tens of thousands of young migrants showing up at the southern border. Each side quickly ruled the other’s approach unacceptable, leaving any solution unclear with Congress’s annual August recess looming. Unless Democrats capitulate, “We’re going to … 0

Perry sending National Guard to Mexico border

Monday, July 21, 2014

Gov. Rick Perry says he’s deploying as many as 1,000 National Guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border after growing tired of “lip service” from the federal government. Perry said Monday that the National Guard will provide additional support … 0

Shaheen meets privately with VA secretary nominee McDonald

Monday, July 21, 2014

U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen met privately yesterday with the president’s nominee to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs. Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned amid pressure in May after reports of mismanagement and faulty recording that led to long wait times at VA hospitals, sometimes resulting in veteran deaths. President … 4

Brown hosts small roundtable on veterans employment in Concord

Monday, July 21, 2014

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Scott Brown solicited feedback on his veterans proposals and sought ideas for how to lower the veterans unemployment event today at the Barley House in Concord. Brown release a policy paper last week on veterans employment and health care. During the private event with … 0

A campaign season without Vermin Supreme? Hardly.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Does a campaign season feel incomplete without the dulcet tones of a man yelling “Brush your teeth” through a megaphone? Then you’re in luck. It might take some work to track down a copy, but a new documentary about perennial presidential candidate Vermin Supreme is complete. Supreme is … 0

Shaheen campaign airs fifth TV ad

Monday, July 21, 2014

U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen’s campaign is up with another television ad, this one focusing on her efforts to help college graduates refinance their student loans. This is Shaheen’s fifth television ad in her campaign for re-election. The other four ads focused on her efforts to help small businesses … 0

Indonesia girds for vote result

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Indonesia’s election commission is in the final stages of the vote count in a presidential ballot where both candidates claim victory, as the police prepare for possible street protests that may spur capital outflows. Outgoing President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono warned the political situation could “boil” should the losing … 0

Nation & world briefs, July 21

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Poll: Few Americans check doctors’ vitals Americans consider insurance and a good bedside manner in choosing a doctor, but will that doctor provide high-quality care? A new poll shows that people don’t know how to determine that. Being licensed and likable doesn’t necessarily mean a doctor is up … 0

Roll call for week ending July 18

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Here’s how area members of Congress voted on major issues in the week ending Friday. House FISCAL 2015 TREASURY, IRS BUDGETS: Voting 228 for and 195 against, the House on July 16 passed a bill (HR 5016) to appropriate $21.3 billion in fiscal 2015 for the U.S. Department … 0

Capital Beat: When both campaigns tout support from veterans, what’s the point?

Sunday, July 20, 2014

As Scott Brown released a new television ad and began his “Honoring our Veterans” tour last week, Jeanne Shaheen kept right up with his pace, holding her own “Veterans for Shaheen” event and creating a new web video … 0

For Obama, foreign crises grow more challenging

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Surveying a dizzying array of international crises, President Obama stated the obvious: “We live in a complex world and at a challenging time.” And then suddenly, only a day later, the world had grown much more troubling, the … 5