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PolitiFact: Jeb Bush says Americans consume vast majority of addictive painkillers

Saturday, February 6, 2016

“90 percent of all pain medications are prescribed in the United States.” — Jeb Bush on Thursday, January 21st, 2016 in an editorial board interview with the Concord Monitor -------------- As New Hampshire officials work to contain the state’s opioid crisis, presidential candidates have been called upon to address the problem and offer solutions. At an editorial board meeting with …

Republicans circle as stakes grow in New Hampshire

Saturday, February 6, 2016

On the rise in a tightening race, Marco Rubio shouldered intensifying attacks Friday from moderate-leaning Republicans who fear a strong Rubio showing in Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary could spell the end for their frazzled presidential campaigns. Jeb Bush and Chris Christie both accused Rubio of a lackluster set of accomplishments. Bush, campaigning with …

Former GOP presidential nominee Bob Dole says Ted Cruz is not a conservative, but ‘an extremist’

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Bob Dole, the 1996 Republican presidential nominee, has been publicly backing former Florida governor Jeb Bush since endorsing him back in November. But after Ted Cruz won the Iowa caucuses Monday, the former Kansas senator is growing more concerned about the prospect of the Texas senator being the potential GOP nominee. “He’s not …

Legislators hit the brakes on plan to put new fees on fuel efficient vehicles

Thursday, February 4, 2016

It’s looking like a plan to implement a new fee on New Hampshire drivers who own fuel-efficient vehicles is about to run out of gas. The House Public Works and Highway Committee unanimously recommended this week that the proposal be turned into a study committee. “There are too …

PolitiFact: Ted Cruz says median African-American family was $5,000 richer after eight years of Ronald Reagan

Thursday, February 4, 2016

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story used the wrong numeric table and will be updated later today. “During eight years under Ronald Reagan, African-American median income rose by about $5,000.” — Ted Cruz on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 in a …

Primary 2016: Trump calls for Iowa do-over

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is accusing rival Ted Cruz of stealing the Iowa caucuses and is demanding a do-over. “Based on the fraud committed by Senator Ted Cruz during the Iowa Caucus, either a new election should …

Candidates approaches on health care vary

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Six years after President Obama’s landmark health care legislation, the Affordable Care Act remains a divisive issue for both voters and presidential candidates. All of the Republican candidates agree – repeal Obamacare and let the free market once again lead the way. Their approaches, however, on how exactly …

PolitiFact: Jeb Bush wrong to claim national debt was never a debate topic

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

The debt “comes up all the time in town meetings ... but it’s never asked in the debates. It’s really weird. It hasn’t been brought up.” — Jeb Bush on Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016 in an appearance at …

With primary less than a week away, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders turn attention to N.H.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Democrat Hillary Clinton eked out a win over rival Sen. Bernie Sanders in the Iowa caucus Monday night, but both candidates made a triumphant return to New Hampshire on Tuesday. “Last night, we began the political revolution,” Sanders …

After being bested by Ted Cruz in Iowa, Donald Trump’s front-runner status comes into question

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

When Donald Trump returned to the Granite State on Tuesday with all the trappings of his usual campaign events – the bright lights and hoards of supporters wearing Trump paraphernalia – something was different. The Republican businessman didn’t …

Two hurt when chairlift slides down cable, collides with chair behind it

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

The state is investigating how a chairlift carrying two adults slid backwards on its overhead cable and hit another chair at Granite Gorge Ski Area on Sunday, injuring the two adults. The two adults were taken to Cheshire …

Ted Cruz beats Donald Trump in Iowa; race between Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders too close to call

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a fiery conservative loathed by his own party’s leaders, swept to victory in Iowa’s Republican caucuses Monday, overcoming billionaire Donald Trump and a stronger-than-expected showing by Florida Sen. Marco Rubio. Among Democrats, Bernie Sanders …