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U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks at the Network of Iowa Christian Home Educators’ state Capitol day event, Tuesday, March 18, 2014, in Des Moines, Iowa. Cruz has made four trips to Iowa in eight months. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Social conservatives seek standard bearer for 2016

Thursday, October 2, 2014

While there is not yet a front-runner in the early race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas is quickly becoming the favored contender of social conservatives, riding a recent wave of fiery speeches and standing ovations at right-wing conferences. Cruz’s core supporters on the right are the activists and high-powered interest groups determined to keep … 0

New England College poll shows Republican gains in races

Thursday, October 2, 2014

A new poll from New England College shows the leads previously enjoyed by Democratic incumbents in the New Hampshire gubernatorial and U.S. Senate races are narrowing. Among 1,331 registered likely voters who were polled Friday, 47.9 percent said they favored Gov. Maggie Hassan and 44.1 percent said they favored her Republican opponent, Walt Havenstein. A poll conducted a week earlier had Hassan leading … 0

State finishes 2014 fiscal year with a $20 million surplus, but $7 million less than planned

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The state government finished the most recent fiscal year with a surplus of $19.5 million, but fell about $7 million short of its surplus goal, according to an unaudited spending report released by the governor’s office yesterday. The budget for the 2014 fiscal year – which ended June 30 – called for roughly … 2

Poll: Incumbent Jeanne Shaheen leads Scott Brown in U.S. Senate race

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Recent polling figures out of New England College have U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen leading her Republican opponent, Scott Brown, 50.1 percent to 42.8 percent overall, while 4 percent of those surveyed said they would prefer to vote for someone else, and 3.2 percent said they were unsure. The … 2

Boehner in town to help Garcia raise money for 2nd Congressional district fight

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Speaker of the House John Boehner, an Ohio Republican, will be in Concord today to attend a fundraising reception for Republican state Rep. Marilinda Garcia, who is challenging U.S. Rep. Ann Kuster in the 2nd Congressional District. The event is closed to the media. The donation suggested on … 0

Former employee sues HHS over breast-feeding

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

A former state employee is suing the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, alleging that the agency put her in a position that forced her to choose between breast-feeding her child and keeping her job. In a complaint filed Sunday, Katherine Frederick’s attorney, Benjamin King, writes … 0

Hassan: Havenstein ‘would be a rubber stamp for Bill O’Brien and the Koch Brothers’

Monday, September 22, 2014

Gov. Maggie Hassan used an endorsement event yesterday as an opportunity to frame her track record as one of making investments for the state’s future and to pre-empt criticism lodged against her less than an hour later by her Republican opponent. Accepting an endorsement from the New Hampshire … 1

In ‘Pledge 2.0,’ Havenstein commits to controlling spending

Monday, September 22, 2014

Granite State politicians have long pledged to oppose sales, income and other “broad-based” taxes. Republican gubernatorial candidate Walt Havenstein now says that’s not enough, and he vowed yesterday to oppose any “unfunded obligations” that could lead to future … 1

Hillary Clinton to attend event for N.H. state senator

Monday, September 22, 2014

Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton will raise campaign money for New Hampshire state Sen. Lou D’Allesandro. Clinton will attend a fundraiser next Tuesday hosted by former Massachusetts state senator Steve Baddour at his law firm in Washington, D.C., to benefit D’Allesandro. D’Allesandro represents Goffstown and parts of … 0

New Afghan president, but vote totals kept secret

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Afghanistan’s two presidential candidates signed a power-sharing deal yesterday that makes one president and the other chief executive, ending months of political wrangling after a disputed runoff that threatened to plunge the country into turmoil and complicate the … 0

Backers seek expansion of civil rights death law

Sunday, September 21, 2014

There has only been one prosecution under the Emmett Till Act, even though the law was passed with the promise of $135 million for police work and an army of federal agents to investigate unsolved killings from the … 0

Relatives: Vet arrested at White House needs help

Sunday, September 21, 2014

An Iraq war veteran accused of scaling a fence and making it into the White House before the Secret Service stopped him posed no threat to anyone and needs counseling instead of prosecution, members of his family said … 0

Political groups try to mobilize the youth vote ahead of Nov. elections

Saturday, September 20, 2014

When Eric Schleien met his political role model, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, at a rally in Manchester this month, he shook the senator’s hand and asked to take a selfie. “Rand, to me, is such an inspiration,” said … 0