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Little, Marzullo split on death penalty in District 8 Senate race

Thursday, August 21, 2014

JP Marzullo might not be a household name, but for anyone living in Senate District 8, which includes Weare, Deering and New London, the blue-and-gold bow ties are probably familiar by now. Between the fliers, the business cards and the roadside posters, the former Deering selectman’s trademark seems to be popping up everywhere these days. Marzullo, a retired marketing director, is one of two Republicans vying for the seat of outgoing state Sen. Bob Odell. His opponent, Jerry Little of Weare, also appears hard at work, having knocked on more than a thousand doors, he said, in this expansive 24-town district. Neither Marzullo nor Little, … 0

2nd Congressional District candidates disagree on Iraq strategy

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Republican congressional candidate Gary Lambert said the U.S. should not redeploy troops to Iraq under any circumstances, while his two primary opponents in the 2nd District are more open to the possibility. Lambert, a former state senator from Hudson, faces state Rep. Marilinda Garcia of Salem and former state representative Jim Lawrence of … 0

Shaheen losing ground against Brown in latest UNH polling data

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Fewer than a third of likely voters have decided which candidate they support in New Hampshire’s race for the U.S. Senate. Incumbent Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen still leads against all three of the major Republicans vying for their party’s nomination in the latest data from the UNH Survey Center. But former U.S. senator Scott Brown has almost closed what was once a wide … 0

In first TV ad, Lambert attacks Garcia on amnesty for illegal immigrants

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Republican Congressional candidate Gary Lambert has released his first television ad, which spends 20 seconds introducing the candidate and his background, and 10 seconds attacking primary opponent Marilinda Garcia. Lambert is a former one-term state senator from Nashua. Garcia is a four-term state representative from Salem. Jim Lawrence, … 2

Nation & world briefs, Aug. 16

Saturday, August 16, 2014

New York Kidnapped Amish girls returned home safe Residents of a peaceful rural community in upstate New York are reluctant to let their children play outdoors unattended and some took down their farm stands after two young Amish sisters were kidnapped from their family’s roadside stand, officials said … 0

Analysis: The Pentagon gave nearly half a billion dollars of military gear to local law enforcement last year

Friday, August 15, 2014

The events in Ferguson, Mo., this week are an uncomfortable reminder of the militarization of America’s small-town law enforcement agencies. The photos coming out of the town – of heavily armed officers in full combat gear squaring off … 2

Hassan declares state of emergency amid synthetic pot overdoses

Friday, August 15, 2014

Gov. Maggie Hassan moved to stem the sale of synthetic marijuana yesterday, declaring a state of emergency one day after authorities in Manchester and Concord reported a surge in nonfatal overdoses from the drug, also known as spice. … 0

Maliki gives up post to rival

Friday, August 15, 2014

Nouri al-Maliki, Iraq’s prime minister for the past eight years, relinquished the post to his nominated replacement late yesterday, ending a political deadlock that has plunged the country into uncertainty as it fights a Sunni militant insurgency. Standing … 0

Shaheen gets endorsement of Alliance for Retired Americans

Thursday, August 14, 2014

U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen earned an endorsement from a national group representing retired Americans yesterday as she touted support for a new measure that would allow seniors to buy prescription drugs outside the country. “We need to protect … 9

Obama weighing options for rescuing Iraqi refugees

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Crediting U.S. airstrikes and humanitarian aid, the Obama administration said yesterday many trapped Iraqis have fled a mountain where they had sought refuge from militants, making it less likely the military would have to carry out a potentially … 0

Republican U.S. Senate candidates weigh on in climate change, energy policy and Northern Pass

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The three Republican candidates seeking to unseat U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, a Democrat, outlined divergent views on energy policy and climate change in a series of recent interviews with the Monitor. Jim Rubens said he believes global warming … 1

Election 2014: What you need to know for the Sept. 9 primary

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The following is a look at key races for the upcoming Sept. 9 primary. Governor Republicans Andrew Hemingway and Walt Havenstein will face each other in the Sept. 9 primary for the right to challenge incumbent Gov. Maggie … 1

Gay marriages could begin by next week in Va.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Same-sex couples could begin marrying as early as next week in Virginia after a federal appeals court refused yesterday to delay its ruling that struck down the state’s gay marriage ban. The state would also need to start recognizing gay marriages from out of state Wednesday, though the … 0