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Ardinger, Feltes collect endorsements from female supporters in District 15 state Senate race

Friday, July 25, 2014

The two Democrats running for the District 15 state Senate seat lined up endorsements from female supporters yesterday. EMILY’s List, a national group that raises money for pro-choice Democratic women, endorsed Concord School Board member Kass Ardinger yesterday morning. Just hours later, the campaign for Concord attorney Dan Feltes announced a new “Women for Feltes” group and released a letter with the names of more than 60 local women who … 0

Shaheen, Brown fundraising reports detail donors, spending

Friday, July 25, 2014

The number of people and political action committees who gave to U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen from April to July vastly outnumbered those that gave to her top Republican opponent, Scott Brown, recently released campaign finance reports show. Shaheen and Brown’s second-quarter fundraising reports became available on the Federal Election Commission’s website this week, offering a glimpse into who gave money to both candidates … 0

Pope meets Sudanese woman sentenced to death

Friday, July 25, 2014

Pope Francis met privately yesterday with a Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence, blessing the woman as she cradled her infant daughter born just weeks ago in prison. The Vatican characterized the visit with Meriam Ibrahim, 27, her husband and their two small … 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

N.H.’s Travel Division head to lead regional group

Friday, July 18, 2014

The director of New Hampshire’s Division of Travel and Tourism has stepped down to head Discover New England, a tourism organization representing the region. Lori Harnois has worked for the division for 15 years. Her last day was Thursday. She starts as executive director at Discover New England … 0

N.H.’s U.S. senators call for a cease-fire in Ukraine after jet shot down

Friday, July 18, 2014

Both of New Hampshire’s U.S. senators called yesterday for a cease-fire in the wake of a Malaysia Airliner getting shot down over Ukraine. Sen. Kelly Ayotte, a Republican, also called for tougher sanctions against Russia and increased military aid for Ukraine. “I believe (Russian President) Vladimir Putin can … 0

U.S. appeals court tosses Oklahoma gay marriage ban

Friday, July 18, 2014

A federal appeals court ruling yesterday that Oklahoma’s ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional spurred celebration among gay rights activists but sparked sharp anger among Republican leaders in a conservative state that prides itself on being the buckle … 0

Detroit: Seeking a Clinton challenger

Friday, July 18, 2014

On the night before her keynote address to a gathering of progressive activists in Detroit, Sen. Elizabeth Warren tried to slip into a hotel restaurant for a quiet dinner. But the former law professor has become a liberal superstar, and when a few admirers spotted her walking to … 0