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Primary Day polling times and locations

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Tuesday, Feb. 9 Allenstown: St. Jean the The Baptist Parish Hall, 10 School St., 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Andover: Andover Elementary Middle School, 20 School St., 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Barnstead: Barnstead Town Hall, 108 S. Barnstead Road, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Belmont: Belmont High School, 255 Seavey Road, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Boscawen: Boscawen Town Hall, 12 High St., 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Bow: …

On campaign reform, Lessig sees a challenge for Sanders and opportunity for Trump

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Lawrence Lessig wanted to be the presidential candidate that made fundamental reform of elections a central campaign issue, taking on a system he believes is rigged and deeply entrenched in favor of wealthy donors. The Harvard professor and founder of the New Hampshire Rebellion knew Americans were unified, regardless of political affiliation, in their belief that money has too much influence on politics. …

Where They Stand: Campaign finance reform an issue with some clear bipartisanship

Sunday, February 7, 2016

There’s at least one issue that candidates of both parties can agree on – at least to some degree. It’s tempering the way money influences politics in Washington. The Democrats are talking about it as loud as ever. Both candidates have published agendas of reforms they’d like to enact. In general, the Republicans aren’t as keen on some of those proposals, but each …

Free State Project announces it’s ‘triggering the move’ for Libertarian influx

Thursday, February 4, 2016

The Free State Project announced Wednesday that it reached its goal of recruiting 20,000 Libertarians who say they’ll move to New Hampshire. An online pledge had signers commit to relocating to the Granite State within five years of “triggering the move” with the 20,000th signature, which was announced …

GOP candidates scramble for New Hampshire’s notorious undecided voters

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Renee Maurer knows she will cast a ballot in the Republican primary, but she hasn’t made up her mind just yet. “I like Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio and Chris Christie,” said Maurer, a Bow resident. “I’ll take the …

Ray Duckler: Looking for the Democratic nod for president? Let me introduce Mary Louise Hancock

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Hillary Clinton wasted no time naming someone who reflects New Hampshire’s grace and grit: Mary Louise Hancock of Concord. Speaking to former governor John Lynch during a rally at Dartmouth College in November, the potential Democratic nominee for …

PolitiFact: Cruz repeats False attack about immigration bill letting Syrians in U.S. without background checks

Thursday, February 4, 2016

The 2013 immigration bill “expanded President Obama’s ability to bring Syrian refugees to this country without mandating any meaningful background checks.” — Ted Cruz on Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016 in a town hall event in Windham Our ruling …

N.H. backers confused as Paul drops from race

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Rand Paul supporters in New Hampshire were left searching for a new candidate, when the self-styled Washington outsider suddenly dropped his struggling Republican presidential campaign Wednesday, just days ahead of the first-in-the-nation primary. Former U.S. senator Rick Santorum …

Legislators hit the brakes on plan to put new fees on fuel efficient vehicles

Thursday, February 4, 2016

It’s looking like a plan to implement a new fee on New Hampshire drivers who own fuel-efficient vehicles is about to run out of gas. The House Public Works and Highway Committee unanimously recommended this week that the proposal be turned into a study committee. “There are too …

PolitiFact: Ted Cruz says median African-American family was $5,000 richer after eight years of Ronald Reagan

Thursday, February 4, 2016

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story used the wrong numeric table and will be updated later today. “During eight years under Ronald Reagan, African-American median income rose by about $5,000.” — Ted Cruz on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 in a …

Primary 2016: Trump calls for Iowa do-over

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is accusing rival Ted Cruz of stealing the Iowa caucuses and is demanding a do-over. “Based on the fraud committed by Senator Ted Cruz during the Iowa Caucus, either a new election should …

Candidates approaches on health care vary

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Six years after President Obama’s landmark health care legislation, the Affordable Care Act remains a divisive issue for both voters and presidential candidates. All of the Republican candidates agree – repeal Obamacare and let the free market once again lead the way. Their approaches, however, on how exactly …