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Oklahoma state Rep. Mike Turner is pictured as he walks a neighborhood door- knocking in Oklahoma City, Friday, June 20, 2014. Oklahoma’s only open seat in the U.S. House has opened a floodgate of interest among candidates who hope to succeed Republican U.S. Rep. James Lankford, who is stepping down after two terms representing Oklahoma’s 5th Congressional District to run for the U.S. Senate. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Must-have accessory for House candidates in 2014: the personalized super PAC

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Daniel Innis, a former business school dean running a long-shot campaign for the House in New Hampshire, faced a big financial disadvantage until a wealthy friend put hundreds of thousands of dollars into a super PAC backing his candidacy. A similar assist from a billionaire hedge fund chief helped Lee Zeldin, a state senator from New York, secure the GOP nomination for a Long Island congressional seat. Both men hit upon the must-have ingredient in this year’s midterm elections: Along with a driven campaign manager and a sophisticated social-media strategy, candidates need a rich friend or relative. For the first time, the kinds of super … 1

PHOTO: Brown meets with veterans in Concord

Monday, July 21, 2014

U.S. Senate candidate Scott Brown met with veterans at Barley House in Concord yesterday. … 1

Weekend of wild game cooking, teaching to be held in Milan

Monday, July 21, 2014

Interested in cooking wild game in the outdoors? The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department has a program for you. Registration is open for the Barry Camp Wild Game Culinary Adventure, to be held Sept. 26-28 at the Barry Conservation Camp in Milan. A $150 fee covers meals, instruction and lodging. Proceeds go to the Barry Camp Fund. Participants will get hands-on instruction … 0

U.S. companies look overseas for tax bill relief

Monday, July 14, 2014

A growing number of U.S. companies are looking to trim their tax bills by combining operations with foreign businesses in a trend that may eventually cost the federal government billions of dollars in revenue. Generic drugmaker Mylan Inc. … 4

Jeb Bush nods to Brown in New Hampshire Senate run

Monday, July 14, 2014

Former Florida governor Jeb Bush made his first foray into New Hampshire politics yesterday, supporting Republican Scott Brown in his campaign for the U.S. Senate. Bush is a possible contender for the GOP’s 2016 nomination for president and dipping a toe into New Hampshire, with its first-in-the-nation primary, … 0

Crumbling roadways add costs to U.S. economy, White House says

Monday, July 14, 2014

More than two-thirds of U.S. roadways are in need of repair and the poor condition of the nation’s transportation network results in billions in extra costs, according to a White House report. The report was released yesterday in conjunction with President Obama’s campaign to pressure Congress for a … 1

Man claims kingdom so daughter can be princess

Monday, July 14, 2014

A Virginia man said he has claimed a kingdom in Africa so his daughter can be a princess. Jeremiah Heaton told the Bristol Herald Courier that he recently trekked to a small, mountainous region between Egypt and Sudan called Bir Tawil. No country claims the land. Heaton said … 0

Jeb Bush raises money for Scott Brown in Boston

Monday, July 14, 2014

Former Florida governor Jeb Bush headlined a fundraiser for Scott Brown and the National Republican Senatorial Committee in Boston today, his press aide Kristy Campbell confirmed. “Governor Bush believes Senator Brown is a strong, proven candidate who has the momentum in this race. New Hampshire is a tremendous … 0

Police command center helps keep peace on NASCAR race weekend in Loudon

Sunday, July 13, 2014

The race was in its earliest laps yesterday afternoon as a group of police officers huddled around a table in the middle of a grass lot on Route 106. Loudon police Chief Robert Fiske was discussing afternoon assignments for officers from Alton, Tuftonboro, Bridgewater and elsewhere assisting in … 0

Obama may hold fix to flood of immigrant kids

Sunday, July 13, 2014

President Obama can take action to relieve much of the crisis caused by tens of thousands of unaccompanied children crossing the southern U.S. border without waiting for what is likely to be a contentious and lengthy congressional battle, … 5

U.S., Germany vow cooperation despite espionage spat

Sunday, July 13, 2014

The United States and Germany put a brave face on an escalating espionage dispute, stressing yesterday the importance of their cooperation to solving several global crises but offering little indication that they have fully mended ties. After a … 0

FBI cyber expert is ex-discount furniture salesman

Sunday, July 13, 2014

J. Keith Mularski’s world has expanded greatly since he stopped selling discount furniture to join the FBI 1998. Especially since he transferred from Washington, D.C., in 2005 to fill a vacancy in the Pittsburgh field office’s cyber squad – which he now heads. Since then, Supervisory Special Agent … 0

Capital Beat: Rubens, Smith spar in effort to become top Brown challenger

Sunday, July 13, 2014

UPDATE: The second paragraph of this story has been updated to clarify Jim Rubens’s view of the Fairness Doctrine. Bob Smith and Jim Rubens each say with confidence that he will win the Republican nomination to challenge U.S. … 1