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Capital Beat: Hassan keeps state-issued email address close to the vest

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton found herself in hot water recently after reporters revealed she had used a personal email, instead of an official U.S. account, to conduct state department business. The issue raised many questions, including whether Clinton’s emails were adequately protected from cyber attacks and whether the messages, on a personal account, would be subject to public …

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Voterama in Congress Here’s how members of Congress voted on major issues in the week ending Friday. House Sharing Data To Counter Cyber Attacks: Voting 307 for and 116 against, the House on Wednesday passed a bill (HR 1560) that would encourage companies struck by cyber attacks to voluntarily share sensitive data on …

Determining who is suitable to carry a concealed weapon can be a moving target for police

Saturday, April 25, 2015

When a Franklin man applied for a license to carry a concealed firearm, the city’s police chief, David Goldstein, ran a records check. What he found was a lengthy motor vehicle record that included several DWI convictions. Goldstein used his judgment and denied the application. “There’s a question of responsibility here,” he said, …

Capital Beat: Summit gives voters a taste of what’s to come

Saturday, April 18, 2015

A slew of Republican Presidential candidates – declared or still weighing the decision – paraded across the stage in Nashua this weekend. It began as a wide field, with nearly 20 potential contenders, and now after the two-day …

2 dissidents up for election in unprecedented vote

Saturday, April 18, 2015

At least two dissidents made it past a first round of voting and are standing as candidates in municipal elections that will be watched on and off in Cuba today as an unprecedented test of the island’s single-party …

Hillary Clinton in Concord on Tuesday during first NH visit since announcing presidential run

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Hillary Clinton will meet with teachers and students at New Hampshire Technical Insitute in Concord on Tuesday during her swing through New Hampshire after announcing her candidacy for president. Clinton will arrive at the school around 10:20 a.m. …

Live Blog Day Two: Inside the #FITN GOP summit

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Kasich asks for patience, 3:40 p.m. Ohio Gov. John Kasich would like Republican voters in New Hampshire to hold off committing to a presidential candidate while he decides whether to become one. “Think about me, would ya?” he …

PHOTOS: Scenes from the summit

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Friday was the first day of the two-day #FITN Republican Leadership Summit. Here’s a look at the scene. …

Dems mock summit

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Down the street from the #FITN Republican Leadership Summit, representatives of the state and national Democratic Party took shots at the event and the candidates gathering there. “These summits are very helpful – to us,” said state Democratic Party Chairman Ray Buckley. “The more exposure this clown-car full …

Merchandise aplenty touts hopefuls, party

Saturday, April 18, 2015

The first thing people saw as they walked into the ballroom of the #FITN Republican Leadership Summit were hundreds of red bags emblazoned with “Dr. Ben Carson for President Run Ben Run!” ready on tables. Pick a candidate – any candidate – and they are likely scheduled to …

A ‘primary within the primary’: At GOP summit, nearly 20 candidates vie for influential voters

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Shortly before 3 p.m., the rumblings began in the lobby of Nashua’s Crown Plaza hotel. Ten minutes later, as the crowd awaiting him grew impatient, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie emerged from the passenger seat of a black …

Hopefuls jostle for attention

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Just days after Hillary Clinton entered the race – and days before she heads to New Hampshire herself – more than a dozen Republican presidential hopefuls came to the first-in-the-nation primary state yesterday to jockey for a coveted breakout moment in the battle to take her on. GOP …

Day 1 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,” …