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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton visits Dimond Hill Farm in Concord in between campaign stops on Tuesday, July 28, 2015.

(ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

In N.H., a shift in Clinton’s conversation on gender

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

In the gymnasium at the Amherst Street School in Nashua, plenty of people were jostling to get in the 11th and final question at Hillary Clinton’s town hall Tuesday morning – but 10-year-old Emily Wall was the one who managed to catch the candidate’s eye. This fifth-grader had less of a question and more of a request, really. “I wanted …

Quiet on Keystone, Clinton faces sharper attacks from rivals

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Hillary Clinton dodged questions Tuesday about her positions on trade and the Keystone XL pipeline, telling a New Hampshire voter that if the future of the project opposed by environmentalists remains “undecided when I become president, I will answer your question.” Sensing an opportunity, Clinton’s rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination escalated their …

Pollard to be freed; US analyst spied for Israel

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Jonathan Pollard, the former Naval intelligence analyst whose conviction of spying for Israel stoked fierce international passions, has been granted parole and will be released from prison in November after nearly 30 years. The decision to free Pollard from his life sentence, announced Tuesday by his lawyers and then confirmed by the Justice …

At Concord town hall, Santorum focuses on national security, Iran

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Guy Hampson of Portsmouth has been waiting to meet Rick Santorum. Hampson has listened with interest to the former senator from Pennsylvania and Republican presidential candidate on the radio, but Santorum hasn’t been to New Hampshire in more …

Probe sought into Clinton private emails for suspected sensitive content

Friday, July 24, 2015

The Justice Department said Friday that it has been notified of a potential compromise of classified information in connection with the private email account that Hillary Clinton used while serving as secretary of state. A Justice official said the department had received a “referral” on the matter, which …

Source: Justice alerted to concerns over Clinton emails

Friday, July 24, 2015

Federal investigators have alerted the Justice Department to a “potential compromise of classified information” arising from the private email server used by former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in her home, a department official said Friday. A …

Texas: 1 of 2 indictments against Perry dropped

Friday, July 24, 2015

AUSTIN, Texas — One of two felony indictments against former Texas Gov. Rick Perry was tossed out Friday, giving the Republican presidential candidate a potentially huge legal victory in the face of flagging polling numbers for the 2016 …

Sen. Lindsey Graham doesn’t want a popularity contest to trump the issues, limit debate

Friday, July 24, 2015

In two weeks, 10 Republican candidates will take the stage at a Fox News presidential debate, while six other candidates will be left out, based on their low numbers in national polls. South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham will …

Officials mull future after New Bedford casino plan scrapped

Friday, July 24, 2015

Massachusetts gambling regulators are weighing what to do next now that developers of a proposed New Bedford casino abruptly dropped out of the competition. The state Gaming Commission met Thursday after New York-based developers KG Urban Enterprises notified …

Former speaker O’Brien won’t run for re-election, moving on to head tech company

Friday, July 24, 2015

As former House speaker and five-term state Rep. Bill O’Brien looks toward a future outside the State House, his colleagues say he’ll be remembered as a straightforward leader who didn’t compromise his principles. The Mont Vernon Republican and …

Hispanics love me, Trump declares at Mexican border

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Ever sure of himself, Donald Trump paid a visit to Laredo, Texas at the Mexico border Thursday and predicted Hispanics would love him – “they already do” – because as president he’d grab jobs back from overseas and …

Political Monitor podcast: Hassan claims compromise, Kasich barnstorms and Trump outshouts them all

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Concord Monitor political writers and editors Clay Wirestone, Casey McDermott and Jonathan Van Fleet try to avoid the Trump in the room this week, taking on N.H. Gov. Maggie Hassan and Ohio Gov. John Kasich. But they eventually …

Bush calls on GOP to embrace Latinos, African-Americans

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Calling on his party to embrace diversity, former Florida governor Jeb Bush declared Thursday that Republicans will never win the presidency if they don’t campaign in “every nook and cranny” of the country – especially in Hispanic and …