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 Recent press releases suggest U.S. Sen. Jeanne ?Shaheen (left) and Gov. Maggie Hassan (center) could be a good team as the state’s Senate delegation.

Capital Beat: Proposed bills run gamut from major to minor

Sunday, November 29, 2015

New Hampshire law prohibits adults from playing in children’s bingo games at private campgrounds or hotels. This session, Rep. James Webb wants to change that. He is proposing a bill that would allow adults to play children’s bingo, but bar them from winning or claiming a prize. The point is to let parents participate in the game while they are …

ALBANY: New museum could draw tourism

Saturday, November 28, 2015

A resident of New York’s capital city has an unusual economic development plan to harness what he says is one of Albany’s most abundant renewable resources: political corruption. For a $12.50 or so “bribe,” visitors to the planned Museum of Political Corruption will get a tour of the state’s long history of crooked …

NSA’s collection of phone records to end

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Today, the National Security Agency will end its mass collection of data about Americans’ phone calls under the Patriot Act, 2½ years after a leak by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden forced the government to confirm its existence. The halt was ordered by Congress, which in June passed the USA Freedom Act to …

Like other GOP candidates, Carly Fiorina says no more Syrian refugees

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina is trying to position herself as the candidate most prepared to take on ISIS and issues of national security. Fiorina addressed a crowd of about 100 people on Tuesday in Concord, speaking at …

Louisiana Gov. Jindal ends bid for GOP nomination in 2016

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal dropped out of the 2016 race for president Tuesday, ending a campaign that failed to gain much support, especially in early-voting Iowa. “I’ve come to the realization that this is not my time,” Jindal said on Fox News Channel as he announced the decision …

Hassan under fire as only Democratic governor to call for halt in Syrian refugees

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan is facing pushback over her call for the U.S. to stop accepting Syrian refugees after the Paris terror attacks but hasn’t backed off her position. Hassan is one of at least 27 governors …

Campaign events for the week of Nov. 16, 2015

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Tuesday ∎ 11 a.m.: Fiorina, N.H. Federation of Republican Women’s Annual Meeting, Upham Walker House, Concord Wednesday ∎ 2:30 p.m.: Fiorina, Lantern Room, Student Center, Keene State College, Keene Friday ∎ 12:30 p.m.: Republican John Kasich, town hall, Hollis Pharmacy, Hollis …

Bush, Carson expected to file primary paperwork this week

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Presidential candidates have until the end of the week to pay $1,000 and file paperwork if they hope to get on the New Hampshire primary ballot next year. The three major Democratic candidates have already filed their paperwork …

Attacks in Paris put foreign policy in focus for 2016 presidential candidates

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

The recent carnage in Paris has become the dominant issue in the presidential race, forcing candidates to outline their foreign policy plans with a new urgency. But some New Hampshire political experts say they don’t see Friday’s terror …

Cuban migrant wave prompts Nicaraguan military to seal border

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Nicaragua dispatched its military and police to help close its southern border in a dispute with Costa Rica over the passage of Cuban migrants on their way to the United States. Costa Rica’s decision Saturday to grant seven-day transit visas to 1,100 Cuban migrants who entered the country …

Obama heads for Asia with eyes on Middle East

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

After years of red-eye flights across the Pacific and marathon summits, President Obama had hoped to arrive in this Southeast Asian capital and tout progress in his seven-year charm offensive in Asia: His campaign to move away from …

Senate GOP could drop attempt to defund Planned Parenthood

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Senate Republicans may abandon a plan to cut off funding for Planned Parenthood in hopes of maintaining the votes needed to force a veto fight with President Obama over repealing his signature health care law. GOP leaders are mulling what to do with a House passed reconciliation bill …

After dog’s death, an effort to ban guns to put pets down

Sunday, November 15, 2015

The death of a brown-and-white, mixed breed dog named Bruno on the northern fringe of New Hampshire’s White Mountains has sparked an angry response from animal rights activists who want to ban owners from using a gun to …