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Nation & world briefs, Aug. 22

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Fierce fighting rages in eastern Ukraine Fierce fighting raged in eastern Ukraine yesterday in what appeared to be a last-gasp attempt by government troops to snatch back territory from pro-Russia separatists before the arrival of a Russian aid convoy overseen by the Red Cross. Trucks loaded with water, generators and sleeping bags for desperate civilians in the besieged city of Luhansk began moving through Ukrainian customs after being held up … 0

Mayday PAC releases satirical ad in support of U.S. Senate candidate Jim Rubens

Thursday, August 21, 2014

The Mayday PAC, a group aiming to get big money out of politics, released its first television ad in support of U.S. Senate candidate Jim Rubens. And it recruited the satirical candidate “Honest Gil” to do it. The 30-second satirical ad features character Gil Fulbright, who criticizes Rubens for trying to stop corruption in Washington. The ad begins airing this week and is … 0

Report: Havenstein owes about $9,000 for tax breaks he shouldn’t have taken

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Republican gubernatorial candidate Walt Havenstein owes Maryland roughly $9,000 for tax breaks he shouldn’t have taken, according to a report by WMUR. The issue centers on Havenstein’s residency. Earlier this year he went before the state Ballot Law Commission to validate that he lived in New Hampshire and could run for governor. According to WMUR, in 2007 Havenstein signed affidavits saying his primary … 3

In District 15, Concord connections shape Ardinger’s campaign

Sunday, August 17, 2014

State Senate candidate Kass Ardinger stood on a doorstep on Devinne Drive in her tan skirt and neon blue-and-green walking sneakers. When Jude Griffith opened her door, Ardinger flashed a smile and began a quick history of her … 1

Perry latest 2016 GOP hopeful facing legal trouble

Saturday, August 16, 2014

As they form exploratory committees, consider the grueling prospect of a national campaign with their families and begin hiring staff in key presidential battleground states, three potential Republican White House candidates also face the distraction of legal troubles … 1

Montana Democrats choose new Senate candidate

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Montana Democrats selected a little-known state lawmaker named Amanda Curtis as their candidate for U.S. Senate yesterday after Sen. John Walsh dropped out amid plagiarism allegations from his time at the U.S. Army War College. Curtis, a first-term … 0

Republican 1st District hopefuls weigh in on Iraq

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Both leading Republicans competing in New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District are critical of President Obama’s administration on foreign policy in general, but their views on Iraq in particular differ in specificity, if not substance. The Associated Press recently … 0

Attorney General recuses himself from latest Hassan complaint

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Attorney General Joe Foster has recused himself from reviewing the latest campaign finance complaint filed by the New Hampshire Republican Party, which targets a 2012 contribution made to then-gubernatorial candidate Maggie Hassan. During that campaign cycle, Foster – a former State Senator from Nashua – was on Hassan’s … 1

In first TV ad, Lambert attacks Garcia on amnesty for illegal immigrants

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Republican Congressional candidate Gary Lambert has released his first television ad, which spends 20 seconds introducing the candidate and his background, and 10 seconds attacking primary opponent Marilinda Garcia. Lambert is a former one-term state senator from Nashua. Garcia is a four-term state representative from Salem. Jim Lawrence, … 2

Nation & world briefs, Aug. 16

Saturday, August 16, 2014

New York Kidnapped Amish girls returned home safe Residents of a peaceful rural community in upstate New York are reluctant to let their children play outdoors unattended and some took down their farm stands after two young Amish sisters were kidnapped from their family’s roadside stand, officials said … 0

Analysis: The Pentagon gave nearly half a billion dollars of military gear to local law enforcement last year

Friday, August 15, 2014

The events in Ferguson, Mo., this week are an uncomfortable reminder of the militarization of America’s small-town law enforcement agencies. The photos coming out of the town – of heavily armed officers in full combat gear squaring off … 2

Hassan declares state of emergency amid synthetic pot overdoses

Friday, August 15, 2014

Gov. Maggie Hassan moved to stem the sale of synthetic marijuana yesterday, declaring a state of emergency one day after authorities in Manchester and Concord reported a surge in nonfatal overdoses from the drug, also known as spice. … 0

Maliki gives up post to rival

Friday, August 15, 2014

Nouri al-Maliki, Iraq’s prime minister for the past eight years, relinquished the post to his nominated replacement late yesterday, ending a political deadlock that has plunged the country into uncertainty as it fights a Sunni militant insurgency. Standing … 0