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Politics

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 …

PolitiFact: Jeb Bush wrong to claim national debt was never a debate topic

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

The debt “comes up all the time in town meetings ... but it’s never asked in the debates. It’s really weird. It hasn’t been brought up.” — Jeb Bush on Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016 in an appearance at …

With primary less than a week away, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders turn attention to N.H.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Democrat Hillary Clinton eked out a win over rival Sen. Bernie Sanders in the Iowa caucus Monday night, but both candidates made a triumphant return to New Hampshire on Tuesday. “Last night, we began the political revolution,” Sanders …

After being bested by Ted Cruz in Iowa, Donald Trump’s front-runner status comes into question

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

When Donald Trump returned to the Granite State on Tuesday with all the trappings of his usual campaign events – the bright lights and hoards of supporters wearing Trump paraphernalia – something was different. The Republican businessman didn’t …

Two hurt when chairlift slides down cable, collides with chair behind it

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

The state is investigating how a chairlift carrying two adults slid backwards on its overhead cable and hit another chair at Granite Gorge Ski Area on Sunday, injuring the two adults. The two adults were taken to Cheshire …

Ted Cruz beats Donald Trump in Iowa; race between Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders too close to call

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a fiery conservative loathed by his own party’s leaders, swept to victory in Iowa’s Republican caucuses Monday, overcoming billionaire Donald Trump and a stronger-than-expected showing by Florida Sen. Marco Rubio. Among Democrats, Bernie Sanders …

Presidential candidates flock to state with a week left until the primary

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

About 4 Monday afternoon, Hopkinton was hopping. Main Street was lined with cars, news media members and lights. People filled town hall. And at 4:30 p.m., Republican presidential candidate New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie pulled up in a …

Legislators, public lobby for Saturdays at the State House

Sunday, January 31, 2016

State Rep. Dianne Schuett, a Pembroke Democrat, has visited 41 statehouses across America. She sets a high bar, but Concord resident Jim Kinhan has 17 statehouses under his belt. And state Rep. Ken Weyler, a Kingston Republican, can claim 13 statehouses. None, however, could take a tour of …

At town hall meeting in Bow, Kasich focuses on leadership

Sunday, January 31, 2016

The United States is Tom Brady and other countries are his teammates – and that’s okay – John Kasich told a crowd in Bow on Sunday evening, wrapping up town hall No. 86 for the Ohio governor. “Everybody …

The world of political delegates: The other caucuses

Sunday, January 31, 2016

In the back of a crowded union hall, Sara Stuart paced, rereading a draft of her speech, straightening her blinking blue headband and smoothing her “Talk Bernie to Me” T-shirt. Stuart, of Concord, was among dozens of people …

Photographers, not just candidates, battle for midnight vote

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Decades ago, the fierce competition to win the New Hampshire primary wasn’t limited to the presidential candidates. News photographers also fought to be first. In just over a week, voters in three tiny northern towns will cast their …