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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton visits Dimond Hill Farm in Concord in between campaign stops on Tuesday, July 28, 2015.

(ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

In N.H., a shift in Clinton’s conversation on gender

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

In the gymnasium at the Amherst Street School in Nashua, plenty of people were jostling to get in the 11th and final question at Hillary Clinton’s town hall Tuesday morning – but 10-year-old Emily Wall was the one who managed to catch the candidate’s eye. This fifth-grader had less of a question and more of a request, really. “I wanted …

Quiet on Keystone, Clinton faces sharper attacks from rivals

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Hillary Clinton dodged questions Tuesday about her positions on trade and the Keystone XL pipeline, telling a New Hampshire voter that if the future of the project opposed by environmentalists remains “undecided when I become president, I will answer your question.” Sensing an opportunity, Clinton’s rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination escalated their …

Pollard to be freed; US analyst spied for Israel

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Jonathan Pollard, the former Naval intelligence analyst whose conviction of spying for Israel stoked fierce international passions, has been granted parole and will be released from prison in November after nearly 30 years. The decision to free Pollard from his life sentence, announced Tuesday by his lawyers and then confirmed by the Justice …

Kasich makes first stop as a candidate in Nashua

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

And then there were 16. After months of hinting at presidential aspirations – and more than half a dozen trips to New Hampshire since March – Ohio Gov. John Kasich made his bid for the Republican nomination official …

Campaign donations pour in for top Massachusetts lawmakers

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo collected more than $415,000 in campaign donations during the first half of the year – more than during any previous six-month period for the powerful Democrat. The total is close to the $465,000 DeLeo raised during all of 2014, an election year. The …

More trouble than jobs at economic agency Walker championed

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

As Gov. Scott Walker begins his presidential campaign, he is confronting a stream of embarrassing revelations from a jobs agency once billed as the centerpiece of his plan to bring 250,000 jobs to Wisconsin. Walker created the Wisconsin …

Clinton besting Bush, Rubio in Florida money race

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Florida’s presidential primary is nine months away, but the state’s influential donors are already speaking with their wallets. So far the news is better for Jeb Bush than for Marco Rubio in the Republican money race between home-state …

Trump-GOP feud escalates after rival goes after him

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Donald Trump pushed back ever harder Tuesday against Republicans fed up with his provocations, disclosing one opponent’s cell number in a fiery speech and lowering flags to half-staff on his properties as part of an in-your-face escalation of …

Woman denied asking question to Guinta at town hall

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

An attempt to question U.S. Rep. Frank Guinta about his campaign finance issues during a town hall meeting at a New Hampshire American Legion was cut off by the post commander. WMUR reported that Commander David Meaney told the woman that no political questions would be accepted at …

Hassan vetoes Planet Fitness-related tax change

Monday, July 20, 2015

Gov. Maggie Hassan vetoed a change to the state’s business tax structure that was originally sought by gym company Planet Fitness, but she said Monday she would consider the proposal as part of the ongoing state budget negotiations. …

Poll: Trump surges to big lead in GOP presidential race

Monday, July 20, 2015

Businessman Donald Trump surged into the lead for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, with almost twice the support of his closest rival, just as he ignited a new controversy after making disparaging remarks about Sen. John McCain’s Vietnam …

Rubio cancels trip to N.H. due to illness

Monday, July 20, 2015

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio has canceled a two-day campaign swing in New Hampshire due to illness. Rubio’s spokesman said the GOP presidential contender became sick during a visit to Iowa this past weekend. His trip to New Hampshire …

Hassan signs bill limiting use of welfare benefit cards

Monday, July 20, 2015

Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan has signed a bill banning welfare recipients from using their electronic benefit cards at marijuana dispensaries, cigar and smoke shops and tattoo and body piercing shops. It takes effect in 60 days. More than …