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Gov. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., poses at the governors mansion, Bridges House, Monday, Oct. 5, 2015, in Concord, N.H. Hassan announced Monday she will seek the nomination for U.S. Senate. Hassan will try to unseat Republican Kelly Ayotte. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

Survey shows virtual dead heat between Hassan, Ayotte

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan and Republican incumbent Kelly Ayotte are deadlocked in the race for U.S. Senate, according to a WMUR Granite State Poll released Monday night. A poll conducted by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center found 45 percent of likely voters would choose Ayotte, 43 percent would pick Hassan and 11 percent would be undecided, if the …

Clinton town hall focuses on toll of gun violence around the nation and nearby

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

The audience at Manchester Community College on Monday morning heard Hillary Clinton call for expanded background checks, an end to legal immunity for firearms manufacturers, expanded mental health funding and other reforms meant to curb gun violence. But Clinton’s voice wasn’t the only one urging action on this issue. Between speeches from those …

Maggie Hassan makes it official, will run against Ayotte for U.S. Senate

Monday, October 5, 2015

Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan will run for U.S. Senate in 2016, setting up a likely face-off with incumbent Republican Kelly Ayotte that will draw national attention and spending. After months of speculation, Hassan made the announcement Monday morning in a two-minute video posted to YouTube. The second-term governor said she is running for …

Fiorina enjoys fruits of super-PAC labors

Monday, September 28, 2015

As Rotary Club members sat down for lunch Friday, they found glossy flyers with the photo of their guest speaker waiting at their tables in Davenport, Iowa. Workers for the super political action committee backing Carly Fiorina had …

Franklin candidates express their positions

Monday, September 28, 2015

Franklin residents had an opportunity Monday night to question and hear the opinions of city residents seeking elected positions in the October municipal election. Mayoral, city council and school board candidates – those who are contested and those …

No Labels event in N.H. to draw Trump, Sanders (via satellite)

Monday, September 28, 2015

Businessman Donald Trump, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and Ohio Gov. John Kasich will headline a bipartisan presidential forum in New Hampshire next month aimed at addressing the nation’s most urgent problems. No Labels, a group that targets dysfunctional …

Road toll fee, education tax credit up for debate in 2016

Sunday, September 27, 2015

The budget battle may be over, but lawmakers won’t be searching for work when they return to Concord in January. So far, nearly 700 requests have been filed for new legislation – and that’s just from the House. …

At U.N. summit, leaders pledge money, clout to achieve women’s equality

Sunday, September 27, 2015

World leaders pledged money and political clout to achieve equality for women by 2030 at a U.N. meeting Sunday co-chaired by China’s President Xi Jinping, who has faced strong criticism for cracking down on women’s rights activists. Among …

Capital Beat: Ayotte walks fine line on possible government shutdown over Planned Parenthood

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Kelly Ayotte wants Congress to block federal funding for Planned Parenthood. But she doesn’t want to shut down the government to do it.  That’s been the balancing act of late for the first-term Republican, who faces a tough …

Congressional Roll Call – Sept. 25, 2015

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Targeted News Service Here’s a look at how area members of Congress voted over the previous week. House Funding For Planned Parenthood: The House has passed the Defund Planned Parenthood Act (H.R. 3134), sponsored by Rep. Diane Black, …

Ray Duckler: Hillary? The Donald? Why?

Sunday, September 27, 2015

As the primary season drags on – and on – two questions keep popping into my head: Why does America believe in Hillary Clinton? And why does America believe in Donald Trump? If I were campaigning for president, …

Despite polls, Rand Paul plugs on with sober policy proposals

Sunday, September 27, 2015

After a rapid-fire morning of campaigning, Rand Paul sat on a pub stool at New England College. But there was no bartender on duty, only reporters. The pensive senator could have taken a break during the brief lull …

State rejects Open Hands’ offer to buy parcel on Iron Works Road

Saturday, September 26, 2015

The state has rejected a purchase-and-sales agreement for a 4-acre farm on Iron Works Road in Concord. The offer came from Open Hands Resource Center, a Christian nonprofit that runs a drop-in center for the homeless on North …