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PolitiFact: Jeb Bush says Americans consume vast majority of addictive painkillers

Saturday, February 6, 2016

“90 percent of all pain medications are prescribed in the United States.” — Jeb Bush on Thursday, January 21st, 2016 in an editorial board interview with the Concord Monitor -------------- As New Hampshire officials work to contain the state’s opioid crisis, presidential candidates have been called upon to address the problem and offer solutions. At an editorial board meeting with …

Republicans circle as stakes grow in New Hampshire

Saturday, February 6, 2016

On the rise in a tightening race, Marco Rubio shouldered intensifying attacks Friday from moderate-leaning Republicans who fear a strong Rubio showing in Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary could spell the end for their frazzled presidential campaigns. Jeb Bush and Chris Christie both accused Rubio of a lackluster set of accomplishments. Bush, campaigning with …

Former GOP presidential nominee Bob Dole says Ted Cruz is not a conservative, but ‘an extremist’

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Bob Dole, the 1996 Republican presidential nominee, has been publicly backing former Florida governor Jeb Bush since endorsing him back in November. But after Ted Cruz won the Iowa caucuses Monday, the former Kansas senator is growing more concerned about the prospect of the Texas senator being the potential GOP nominee. “He’s not …

A surprising percentage of New Hampshire voters are pretty new to the primary

Saturday, January 30, 2016

An analysis of New Hampshire voters has found, with little surprise, that young people are more politically liberal than older people, older people are more likely to register to vote than young people, and more of us are …

America and its politics in flux as 2016 voting begins

Saturday, January 30, 2016

First there was the promise of political change in Barack Obama’s historic 2008 election. Then the pledge to upend Washington’s ways after the 2010 tea party wave. But for some Americans, the change and disruption have come too …

Pro-Clinton super PAC brings in more than $50 million

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Priorities USA Action, one of two super PACs backing Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton, has raised $50.5 million to date and is ending the month with nearly $45 million in the bank, giving it ample ammunition to bolster …

N.H. colleges and businesses concerned as Zika virus causes more birth defects in Latin America

Friday, January 29, 2016

The explosive spread of the dangerous Zika virus throughout Latin America, producing so many birth defects that three countries have cautioned all women within their borders not to get pregnant, is drawing attention from New Hampshire institutions with …

On the trail: Hillary Clinton keeps the pace with sprawling events

Friday, January 29, 2016

Hillary Clinton was looking out on a crowd of more than 1,000 people for the last question of the day, but on the risers behind her, a little girl in a hot pink shirt waved more frantically than …

Voters weigh Donald Trump’s message, antics

Friday, January 29, 2016

Donald Trump was running on very little sleep as he touched down in New Hampshire on Friday morning. “You may hear some very bad things,” he warned the crowd that had come out to his morning rally at …

New Hampshire congressman repays $355K to ‘family pot’

Friday, January 29, 2016

U.S. Rep. Frank Guinta has repaid $355,000 he was accused of illegally accepting from his parents in 2010, and on Friday he emphasized his more recent accomplishments as he officially began his re-election effort. For years, the New …

House rejects change to New Hampshire’s license plates

Friday, January 29, 2016

New Hampshire’s “Live Free or Die” license plates will live to see another day. The House on Wednesday rejected a bill that would have given motorists the option to choose between the current license plates, which include the state’s “Live Free or Die” motto, and a new version …

State Department: Clinton email correspondence contained ‘top secret’ material

Friday, January 29, 2016

The State Department has concluded there is “top secret” material in Hillary Clinton’s email correspondence from the time she was secretary of state, indicating that some of her emails will never be released, even in heavily redacted form, …

Cruz and Clinton feel pressure in final Iowa stretch

Friday, January 29, 2016

Lagging Republicans jostled for second place in their crowded field, while Hillary Clinton faced more email troubles Friday as the presidential contenders barreled toward a final weekend of campaigning before Iowa’s crucial caucuses. Most of the candidates were …