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Ed Board with Governor Maggie Hassan on March 7, 2014.

(JOHN TULLY / Monitor staff)

State finishes 2014 fiscal year with a $20 million surplus, but $7 million less than planned

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The state government finished the most recent fiscal year with a surplus of $19.5 million, but fell about $7 million short of its surplus goal, according to an unaudited spending report released by the governor’s office yesterday. The budget for the 2014 fiscal year – which ended June 30 – called for roughly $26.8 million in surplus. That money is … 2

Hillary Clinton to raise money for Shaheen

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Hillary Clinton is expected to help raise campaign cash for Democratic U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen – an important place to maintain friends, should the former secretary of state choose to make a second bid for the White House. Two Democrats with knowledge of the event confirmed Clinton will join Shaheen at a New York City fundraiser this week, but did not specify a … 0

Secret Service chief on hot seat for White House breach

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Under withering criticism from Congress, the director of the Secret Service yesterday admitted failures in her agency’s critical mission of protecting the president but repeatedly sidestepped key questions about how a knife-carrying intruder penetrated ring after ring of security before finally being tackled deep inside the White House. Despite the extraordinary lapses in … 0

A look at Garcia-Kuster attendance records

Saturday, September 27, 2014

For the first time in a decade, both candidates for the 2nd Congressional District have served in elected office and have records for voters to examine. They’ve voted on many important topics, and the Monitor will examine those … 4

White House wants domestic drone use detailed publicly

Saturday, September 27, 2014

The White House is preparing a directive that would require federal agencies to publicly disclose for the first time where they fly drones in the United States and what they do with the torrents of data collected from aerial surveillance. The presidential executive order would force the Pentagon, … 0

Nation & world briefs, Sept. 27

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Europe Electronics allowed at any time on flights European skies may soon be alive with the sound of small talk with new safety rules allowing the use of all portable electronics, including cell phones, at any time during flights. Under the guidelines issued yesterday by the European Aviation … 0

Former secretary of state Albright defends Shaheen

Friday, September 26, 2014

Former secretary of state Madeleine Albright said yesterday that Republican Senate hopeful Scott Brown is “dead wrong” in suggesting that Democrat Jeanne Shaheen is confused about national security threats. Brown, a former Massachusetts senator now challenging Shaheen in … 8

Holder resigning: Attorney general backed rights

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Eric Holder, America’s first black attorney general and an unflinching champion of civil rights in enforcing the nation’s laws, announced his resignation yesterday after leading the Justice Department since President Obama’s first days in office. He is the … 3

Nation & world briefs, Sept. 26

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Obama: World must address Ebola crisis President Obama, in a sober assessment of international efforts to stem a deadly Ebola outbreak, warned a high-level United Nations gathering yesterday that there is a “significant gap” between what’s been offered so far and what is actually needed to stem the … 0

Brown brings foreign policy center stage in Senate campaign

Thursday, September 25, 2014

U.S. Senate candidate Scott Brown is pushing foreign policy to the forefront of his effort to unseat U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, the latest in his campaign’s attempts to paint the Democratic incumbent as a complacent “rubber stamp” for … 37

Obama to world leaders: Join U.S. to tackle Ebola, Ukraine, Islamic State crises

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Seeking to reassert American leadership abroad, President Obama challenged world leaders yesterday to join the United States in confronting a series of crises he described as having created a “pervasive sense of unease” across the globe. “There is … 0

Poll: Incumbent Jeanne Shaheen leads Scott Brown in U.S. Senate race

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Recent polling figures out of New England College have U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen leading her Republican opponent, Scott Brown, 50.1 percent to 42.8 percent overall, while 4 percent of those surveyed said they would prefer to vote for someone else, and 3.2 percent said they were unsure. The … 2

Boehner in town to help Garcia raise money for 2nd Congressional district fight

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Speaker of the House John Boehner, an Ohio Republican, will be in Concord today to attend a fundraising reception for Republican state Rep. Marilinda Garcia, who is challenging U.S. Rep. Ann Kuster in the 2nd Congressional District. The event is closed to the media. The donation suggested on … 0