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Jeremy Alcede talks about his legal issues Friday, June 5, 2015, outside the federal courthouse in Houston. Alcede spent nearly seven weeks in jail for refusing a judge’s order to share his social media passwords with the new owner of the business he lost in bankruptcy. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

Standoff over social media passwords breaks new legal ground

Sunday, July 5, 2015

A Texas man used social media to promote his gun store, posting politically charged messages that criticized the president and promoted Second Amendment rights. But after losing ownership of his suburban Houston store in bankruptcy, Jeremy Alcede spent nearly seven weeks in jail for refusing a federal judge’s order to share with the new owner the passwords of the business’ …

Christie, now a candidate, looks to close the book on Bridgegate

Sunday, July 5, 2015

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who last week announced his long-shot bid for the Republican presidential nomination, faces many challenges: a crowded and still-expanding field, scant support in national GOP polls, and voters in early primary states unsure about his sharp tongue and skeptical about his conservative bona fides. But potentially looming over all those hurdles is the fallout from “Bridgegate,” the politically …

Ayotte facing a whole new political ballgame

Sunday, July 5, 2015

As far as Kathleen Veracco can recall, her daughter didn’t show much of an interest in running any kind of campaign growing up, until she was a student at Penn State seeking out a position as president of the school’s largest sorority leadership organization. Veracco, for her part, held a few community posts …

Obama delivers unvarnished race lecture at eulogy

Friday, June 26, 2015

President Obama used his eulogy for a slain pastor to deliver an unvarnished lecture on America’s racial history Friday, and then boldly sang “Amazing Grace,” a spiritual meant to summon hope in the darkest of times. Obama also …

Primary 2016: Jindal: Obama ‘is living in a bubble’

Friday, June 26, 2015

Just hours before taking a New Hampshire stage as a presidential contender, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal was handed a political target he couldn’t miss: the Supreme Court’s decision upholding portions of the Affordable Care Act. “Today the president …

GOP’s Rubio disagrees with high court ruling on health law

Friday, June 26, 2015

Florida senator and Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio sharply criticized the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to uphold key provisions of President Obama’s health care overhaul and said the high court’s decisions on health care and gay marriage should …

Carson, Forrester endorse Fiorina’s campaign

Friday, June 26, 2015

Two Republican state senators have voiced support for Carly Fiorina, the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard and one of the many GOP candidates for president. State Sens. Sharon Carson of Londonderry and Jeanie Forrester of Meredith announced their endorsement in a press release from Fiorina’s campaign Thursday. “Carly’s positive …

Amid prolonged budget battle, state agencies left in limbo

Friday, June 26, 2015

While lawmakers gear up for another round of budget discussions that will likely last through fall, some state departments and service providers are settling in for months of uncertainty. “We’re just kind of sitting and waiting,” said Tym Rourke, chairman of a commission that oversees a state fund …

PHOTO: Cake for all at the State House

Friday, June 26, 2015

Cake was offered to all at the State House on Thursday, one day after former senator Sylvia Larsen found herself in possession of a 75 pound edible model of the Canterbury Shaker Village Dwelling House. The cake, made …

Hassan vetoes budget; will sign 6-month spending plan

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan officially vetoed the $11.3 billion state budget Thursday morning, setting the stage for several more months of partisan debate over the state’s next two-year spending plan. “I have vetoed the budget passed by the …

PolitiFact N.H.: Ad says Hassan proposed $1 billion spending increase

Thursday, June 25, 2015

As budget season threatens to go into overtime and Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan ponders her political future, ads are already attacking her management of the state budget. One spot in particular, funded by the “pro-growth” group Impact America …

Iran hardens stance on nuclear deal as deadline nears

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Iran has hardened its stance less than a week before the deadline for a nuclear deal, with its top leader rejecting a long-term freeze on nuclear research as a constitutional body Wednesday approved a law banning access to …

Republican-led Congress hands Obama major win on trade

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

In a triumph of divided government, the Republican-controlled Congress passed major trade legislation Wednesday that was long-sought by President Obama but vehemently opposed by most lawmakers in his party. The measure to strengthen Obama’s hand in global trade …