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Zandra Rice Hawkins of the advocacy group Granite State Progress breastfeeds her 14-week-old daughter Anabelle while two other mothers do the same in the background during a rally to kick off World Breastfeeding Week on the State House plaza in Concord on Friday, July 31, 2015. Breast-feeding advocates also called for passage of a state breast-feeding bill.

(ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

Backing breast-feeding

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Nursing mothers joined advocates at the State House on Friday to emphasize that women who breast-feed in the workplace should not face discrimination or retaliation, kicking off World Breastfeeding Week. Similar gatherings were held in Dover, Littleton and Meredith. Workplace policies on breast-feeding came up for debate in the New Hampshire Legislature this year. Democratic state Sen. Martha Fuller Clark …

Debate in his sights, Kasich zeroes in on New Hampshire

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Days before Fox News announces who will participate in the first GOP primary debate, Ohio Gov. John Kasich is projecting a laid-back attitude toward his chances of being on stage and saying he’s pleased with the support he’s received since joining the race July 21. “I’m pretty cool and calm right now,” Kasich …

Bird-dog training helps voters ask strong questions that require thoughtful answers

Saturday, August 1, 2015

In New Hampshire, where presidential politics is often considered a sport, many voters treat the state’s primary as the country’s professional league. Participation in the first-in-the-nation candidate events – and naturally, voting come February – requires preparation. Practice before stepping on the field – or attending a town hall meeting – is encouraged. …

Paul: N.H. voters part of the ‘leave me alone’ coalition

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Saturday evening was different from many at the community of 17 residences along Lake Winnisquam in Tilton, as U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, a Republican presidential candidate, joined in for an informal gathering. “We think that New Hampshire, you …

For Walker, primary is about running a ‘steady race’

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, the leader in the polls in Iowa, likened the time leading to the Republican presidential primary to a track meet. Having only officially launched his campaign about two weeks ago, Walker is a newcomer …

Hassan joins nation’s governors at summer meeting

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Gov. Maggie Hassan is joining her counterparts from across the nation in West Virginia this weekend for a gathering of the National Governors Association. Rising health care costs, the need to repair roads and bridges, and efforts to combat global warming are just a few of the topics …

Can you tell the real Donald Trump from the fake Donald Trump? Take our quiz!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Presidential candidate Donald Trump has vented his spleen on topics aplenty since the beginning of his presidential campaign. His press office’s news releases are marvels of thuggish vitriol, so we’ve decided to showcase five of them here – …

Can you tell the real Donald Trump from the fake Donald Trump? Take our quiz!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Presidential candidate Donald Trump has vented his spleen on topics aplenty since the beginning of his presidential campaign. His press office’s news releases are marvels of thuggish vitriol, so we’ve decided to showcase five of them here – …

At Concord town hall, Santorum focuses on national security, Iran

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Guy Hampson of Portsmouth has been waiting to meet Rick Santorum. Hampson has listened with interest to the former senator from Pennsylvania and Republican presidential candidate on the radio, but Santorum hasn’t been to New Hampshire in more …

Probe sought into Clinton private emails for suspected sensitive content

Friday, July 24, 2015

The Justice Department said Friday that it has been notified of a potential compromise of classified information in connection with the private email account that Hillary Clinton used while serving as secretary of state. A Justice official said the department had received a “referral” on the matter, which …

Source: Justice alerted to concerns over Clinton emails

Friday, July 24, 2015

Federal investigators have alerted the Justice Department to a “potential compromise of classified information” arising from the private email server used by former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in her home, a department official said Friday. A …

Texas: 1 of 2 indictments against Perry dropped

Friday, July 24, 2015

AUSTIN, Texas — One of two felony indictments against former Texas Gov. Rick Perry was tossed out Friday, giving the Republican presidential candidate a potentially huge legal victory in the face of flagging polling numbers for the 2016 …

Sen. Lindsey Graham doesn’t want a popularity contest to trump the issues, limit debate

Friday, July 24, 2015

In two weeks, 10 Republican candidates will take the stage at a Fox News presidential debate, while six other candidates will be left out, based on their low numbers in national polls. South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham will …