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FILE - In this Friday, July 31, 2015, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, calls on Congress to end the trade embargo the U.S. has imposed against Cuba since 1962, during a campaign stop at Florida International University in Miami. Clinton is airing the first television ads of her presidential race, which are scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Gaston De Cardenas, File)

Clinton’s presidential campaign raises profile with TV ads airing in NH and Iowa

Monday, August 3, 2015

WASHINGTON — Facing increased competition from within her own party, Hillary Rodham Clinton is spending $2 million airing the first television ads of her presidential race in the early voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire. The ads, which start on Tuesday and run statewide, focus on Clinton’s work on behalf of families and relationship with her late mother — …

Biden for president? Allies mulling Clinton challenge

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Vice President Joe Biden’s associates have resumed discussions about a 2016 presidential run after largely shelving such deliberations while his son was sick and dying earlier this year. But Biden has yet to tell his staff whether he will run or personally ask them to do any planning for a potential campaign, according …

Clinton’s presidential campaign airs its first TV ads

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Hillary Clinton is spending $2 million airing the first television ads of her presidential race in the early voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire. The ads, which start on Tuesday and run statewide, focus on Clinton’s work on behalf of families and relationship with her late mother – central themes of her …

Exodus from Puerto Rico could upend Florida vote in 2016 presidential race

Monday, July 27, 2015

Puerto Rico’s economic crisis meant Jeffrey Rondon, 25, struggled to find even part-time work, so he recently joined the growing exodus from his Caribbean island to Florida. Now he holds a full-time restaurant job and something that could upend the 2016 presidential election – the right to vote …

Christie, Clinton, Chafee, Kasich and Graham touring through N.H. this week

Monday, July 27, 2015

The last few days have seen first-in-the-nation visits from George Pataki, Rick Santorum, Rand Paul, Lindsey Graham and Martin O’Malley – and now, more candidates are on the way this week. Chris Christie, the New Jersey governor and …

Governor signs bill modernizing securities regulations

Monday, July 27, 2015

Gov. Maggie Hassan has signed a bill that modernizes securities regulations in New Hampshire, with the goal of making it easier for businesses to start up and grow. The Uniform Securities Act was signed into law Monday afternoon. …

Perry says movie theaters should not be gun-free zones

Sunday, July 26, 2015

In the wake of two recent mass shootings, Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry said Sunday he does not support declaring certain public spaces “gun- free zones.” “I would suggest to you that these concepts of gun-free zones are …

Shift in DHS enforcement policy could sharply reduce deportations

Sunday, July 26, 2015

The Obama administration’s profound shift in its enforcement of immigration laws could “substantially transform” the nation’s immigration dragnet, reducing deportations and protecting nearly 90 percent of the illegal immigrants already here, a new report says. As the Washington Post reported this month, the Department of Homeland Security has …

Clinton says she’s confident about proper handling of emails

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said she never knowingly sent or received classified information using her private email server and did not know what messages were being cited by intelligence investigators as examples of emails containing classified information. …

In Louisiana, Sanders starts courting black voters

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders brought his message of income inequality to racially diverse audiences in Louisiana this weekend, launching a new effort to build support among African-Americans, a key Democratic constituency. The 73-year-old senator from Vermont, a state …

O’Malley connects with St. Paul’s students on tech, says he’s the first candidate on Snapchat

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Speaking to a group of soon-to-be high school seniors in Concord on Sunday, former Maryland governor Martin O’Malley presented himself as the presidential candidate in touch with and inspired by today’s youth. He declared it a “historical fact” …

Obama blends blunt messages with warm reflections

Sunday, July 26, 2015

President Obama mixed blunt messages to Kenya’s leaders on gay rights, corruption and counterterrorism Saturday with warm reflections on his family ties to a nation that considers him a local son. He foreshadowed a focus on Kenya in …

Shift in immigration enforcement policy could sharply reduce deportations

Sunday, July 26, 2015

The Obama administration’s profound shift in its enforcement of immigration laws could “substantially transform” the nation’s immigration dragnet, reducing deportations and protecting nearly 90 percent of the illegal immigrants already here, a new report says. As the Washington Post reported this month, the Department of Homeland Security has …