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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton shakes hands at Kristin's Bakery during her first New Hampshire  campaign stop, Monday, April 20, 2015, in Keene, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

Back in New Hampshire, Hillary Clinton takes a different tack

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Hillary Clinton is back in New Hampshire as a presidential candidate for the first time since 2008. As with her inaugural campaign stop here during her first bid for the White House, her visit this week is bolstered by a series of conversations with New Hampshire residents. Things look a bit different this time around, though. Last time, she announced …

In N.H., Clinton dismisses attacks

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Hillary Clinton dismissed swirling questions about her family foundation yesterday as little more than political attacks from Republicans eager to gain an early advantage in the 2016 presidential contest. Clinton, campaigning for the Democratic nomination in the liberal bastion of Keene, pushed back against accusations that foreign governments that made donations to the …

Clay Wirestone: In celebrity status and over-the-top talking points, Donald Trump stands alone

Saturday, April 18, 2015

When businessman and potential presidential candidate Donald Trump took the stage at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Nashua yesterday afternoon, he didn’t mince words in talking about his fellow Republicans. “All the people you’re listening to, you can just forget it,” he told the audience at the #FITN Republican Leadership Summit. He slammed …

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 …