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Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks at a Republican Leadership Summit, Friday, April 17, 2015, in Nashua,NH (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

Live blog: What they’re saying at #FITN GOP summit

Friday, April 17, 2015

Bush has name recognition, 6:30 p.m. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says he’s not expecting a coronation if he chooses to enter the Republican presidential primary. “I will have to earn it if I get into the arena,” Bush told Republican activists in Nashua. “No one’s going to give it to me, that is more than apparent.” Bush’s last name …

Live blog: Behind the scenes at the FITN GOP summit today in Nashua

Friday, April 17, 2015

Taking notes, 4:20 p.m. By mid-afternoon on the first day of #FITN Summit, Mary Luke had already scribbled her way through several full pages in the notebook she brought along with her to the event. “I’m a retired teacher,” the Freedom resident explained, sitting at a table in the back of a crowded …

Former chief of staff to Powell: U.S. involvement in Iraq disturbed “balance of power,” Iran key to region’s stability

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Two days before he’d tell the United Nations that Iraq was training al-Qaida operatives to use chemical weapons, then-Secretary of State Colin Powell dragged his chief of staff into a private room at Central Intelligence Agency headquarters in Langley, Va. “I’m sick and tired of this bull---- about connections between Saddam Hussein and …

End of life legislation gives glimmer of hope for death with dignity

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Jim Kinhan, 81, walks a few miles almost every day through his Concord neighborhood with his partner, Ginny Mierins. He once walked from his home off State Street to Portsmouth. Last year, the couple walked 100 miles across …

Capital Beat: Who’s paying for ‘No to Northern Pass’?

Saturday, April 11, 2015

The bright orange signs and bumper stickers that pop up at rallies are hard to miss. In all capital letters they read: ‘No to Northern Pass.’ But who is paying for the materials and the message is much harder to see. Unlike the lobbyists in the State House, …

Former Maryland governor Bob Ehrlich still testing the presidential waters

Saturday, April 11, 2015

As the official list of Republican presidential candidates grows, former Maryland governor Bob Ehrlich’s name won’t be on it – not yet, at least. Ehrlich stopped in New Hampshire yesterday for his fifth visit since the fall as he explores launching a presidential campaign. “The goal is trying …

In mock legislature, discourse, differences of opinions respected; bills range from fun to thought-provoking

Saturday, April 11, 2015

New Hampshire might be better off if Pluto were still a planet and people weren’t allowed to use pennies. Weighty issues, for sure, and ones a group of 300 high school students are taking up this weekend as …

Election 2016: Clinton to announce presidential run

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Hillary Clinton’s long-anticipated entry into the 2016 presidential race took shape yesterday, with Democrats saying she will announce her candidacy tomorrow and begin a series of deliberately small discussions with voters next week. The low-key rollout – no big rallies or lengthy speeches – will end months of …

PolitiFact NH: Rand Paul mistakenly attributes NH motto ‘Live Free or Die’ to its founders

Saturday, April 11, 2015

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul invoked New Hampshire’s state motto while speaking to its residents this week, seizing a chance to emphasize the idea that his libertarian-leaning ideals align with Granite State history. “When the founders of New Hampshire …

Health overhaul advisory group meets in New Hampshire

Saturday, April 11, 2015

A bove-freezing temperatures and rain across New Hampshire led to a foggy afternoon yesterday. Below right: The melting snow revealed some noteworthy aspects of the previously white-washed scenery, including a weather-worn birdhouse hiding in some brush in Concord. Below left: Fog rolls in over the train tracks after …

Tech firms seek to secure airport perimeters in response to numerous breaches

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Technology firms increasingly pitch new sensors and software to U.S. airports as a way to bolster exterior security and keep intruders out, but such digital barriers come with a hefty price tag and don’t always work. An Associated …

Workers’ compensation briefing for employers scheduled for May 7 in Manchester

Saturday, April 11, 2015

New Hampshire’s workers’ compensation costs are among the highest in the nation, and some businesses see major swings in these costs. Legislators are again looking to reform the system. To answer workers’ compensation-related questions, representatives from Clark Insurance, an independent insurance agency, will hold a complimentary briefing for …

Supreme Court declines to weigh in on voter eligibility legislation

Thursday, April 9, 2015

The New Hampshire Supreme Court is declining to weigh in on the constitutionality of a bill that would tie a person’s voting domicile to motor vehicle law – for now, at least. In March, the New Hampshire House asked the state Supreme Court to weigh in on the …