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Sean Varsho, 28, of Chicago, left, and Brandon Dawson, 26, of Warrantor, Va., have been waiting in line for the past three days for a seat in the Supreme Court hearing on gay marriage, Monday, April 27, 2015, in Washington. The opponents of same-sex marriage are urging the court to resist embracing what they see as a radical change in society's view of what constitutes marriage. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Today’s the day: Gay marriage arguments at Supreme Court

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Today is a potential watershed moment for America’s gay and lesbian couples. After rapid changes that have made same-sex marriage legal in all but 14 states, the Supreme Court will hear arguments over whether it should be the law of the land. All eyes will be on the justices for any signals that they are prepared to rule that the …

Trump: ‘I’m really good at this stuff’

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Touring the state yesterday and hinting that he’s close to announcing a run for president, Donald Trump confidently told awaiting crowds that his skill in business could solve an array of the country’s problems. For instance, on the growing cost of entitlements, Trump said there’s no need to make cuts if you can …

Concord rep warns against casino bill

Monday, April 27, 2015

A top House Democrat urging representatives to vote down a two-casino bill says there’s no guarantee the new revenue would be used to pay for health and human service programs cut in the budget. “I, too, am concerned about the state budget and state finances, but I urge my fellow House members to take the long view and not push the panic button,” …

GOP summit underscores New Hampshire primary is a marathon, not a sprint

Saturday, April 18, 2015

For the political world – in New Hampshire and across the nation – it would be easy to assume all of the action was happening on the stage at the Nashua Crowne Plaza hotel this weekend. But the …

Campaign finance reform received cool welcome at GOP summit

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Campaign finance reform advocates calling themselves the New Hampshire Rebellion were first snubbed then outright booted from the Republican summit in Nashua this weekend. Rebellion Director Jeff McLean said his group was set to be a sponsor of …

Avoiding a fowl accident at FITN GOP summit

Saturday, April 18, 2015

The famed Crowne Plaza ducks were alive and well – and being paid close attention to at the #FITN Republican Leadership Summit in Nashua. A year and a half ago, David Campbell, a Democratic state representative from Nashua, …

Capital Beat: Summit gives voters a taste of what’s to come

Saturday, April 18, 2015

A slew of Republican Presidential candidates – declared or still weighing the decision – paraded across the stage in Nashua this weekend. It began as a wide field, with nearly 20 potential contenders, and now after the two-day …

2 dissidents up for election in unprecedented vote

Saturday, April 18, 2015

At least two dissidents made it past a first round of voting and are standing as candidates in municipal elections that will be watched on and off in Cuba today as an unprecedented test of the island’s single-party …

Hillary Clinton in Concord on Tuesday during first NH visit since announcing presidential run

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Hillary Clinton will meet with teachers and students at New Hampshire Technical Insitute in Concord on Tuesday during her swing through New Hampshire after announcing her candidacy for president. Clinton will arrive at the school around 10:20 a.m. …

Live Blog Day Two: Inside the #FITN GOP summit

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Kasich asks for patience, 3:40 p.m. Ohio Gov. John Kasich would like Republican voters in New Hampshire to hold off committing to a presidential candidate while he decides whether to become one. “Think about me, would ya?” he …

PHOTOS: Scenes from the summit

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Friday was the first day of the two-day #FITN Republican Leadership Summit. Here’s a look at the scene. …

Dems mock summit

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Down the street from the #FITN Republican Leadership Summit, representatives of the state and national Democratic Party took shots at the event and the candidates gathering there. “These summits are very helpful – to us,” said state Democratic Party Chairman Ray Buckley. “The more exposure this clown-car full …

Merchandise aplenty touts hopefuls, party

Saturday, April 18, 2015

The first thing people saw as they walked into the ballroom of the #FITN Republican Leadership Summit were hundreds of red bags emblazoned with “Dr. Ben Carson for President Run Ben Run!” ready on tables. Pick a candidate – any candidate – and they are likely scheduled to …