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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. gestures as she speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 10, 2014.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Faster deportations? A possible border crisis deal

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Outlines of a possible compromise that would more quickly deport minors arriving from Central America emerged yesterday as part of President Obama’s $3.7 billion emergency request to address the immigration crisis on the nation’s southern border. Republicans demanded speedier deportations, which the White House initially had supported but left out of its proposal after complaints from immigrant advocates and some … 0

House GOP moves ahead on suing Obama

Thursday, July 10, 2014

House Republicans took the initial step yesterday to sue President Obama over the administration’s decision to delay the employer mandate of the health care law. The office of Speaker John Boehner, an Ohio Republican, released a draft of the resolution that would authorize the House to file suit amid GOP criticism that the … 0

Kerry arrives in Afghanistan to meet candidates

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The U.S. and its allies are growing increasingly concerned as Afghanistan shows signs of unraveling in its first democratic transfer of power from President Hamid Karzai. With Iraq wracked by insurgency, Afghanistan’s dispute over election results poses a new challenge to President Obama’s effort to leave behind two secure states while ending America’s … 0

N.H. congresswomen tackle job training, drilling legislation

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Here’s how New Hampshire’s members of Congress voted on major issues in the week ending Friday. House CROSS-BORDER PIPELINE APPROVALS: Voting 238 for and 173 against, the House on Tuesday passed a bill (HR 3301) to weaken environmental reviews of cross-border pipeline projects between the U.S. and Canada … 0

Southern California falls far short of water goal

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Southern Californians have fallen far short of achieving the 20 percent voluntary cut in water use sought by Gov. Jerry Brown in the face of the deep drought afflicting every corner of the state. A recent statewide survey found that urban water use in coastal Southern California declined … 0

Analysis: Wins and losses for Hassan in her second year as governor

Friday, June 27, 2014

Ask Gov. Maggie Hassan what her priorities are and you’ll get a laser-focused answer: moving the economy in the “right direction,” “expanding opportunity” for the middle class and helping “innovative businesses” create jobs. In an interview with the … 9

New Hampshire National Guard ships equipment in preparation for training exercises

Friday, June 27, 2014

Trains carrying National Guard equipment rumbled through Concord yesterday on their way to Michigan as part of what Chief Warrant Officer Andrew Filiault called “one of the largest logistics exercises I’ve ever seen.” The 197th Field Artillery Brigade, which includes soldiers from New Hampshire, Michigan, West Virginia and … 2

Mass. allows 11 pot dispensaries to move forward

Friday, June 27, 2014

Eleven medical marijuana dispensaries were cleared by state public health officials yesterday to move forward, but nine others that had initially been given the green light were rejected after a further state review. A company led by former U.S. representative William Delahunt, Medical Marijuana of Massachusetts Inc., and … 0

Officials will seek new buffer zone rules

Friday, June 27, 2014

Massachusetts officials who support protest-free zones around abortion clinics said Thursday they would seek to craft a new law after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously that the state’s 35-foot buffer zone was too restrictive and violated the free speech rights of anti-abortion protesters. Gov. Deval Patrick said … 0

U.S. plans to curb land mines

Friday, June 27, 2014

After two decades of waffling, the United States yesterday announced its intention to join an international treaty banning land mines, without setting a time frame while working through possible complications on the Korean Peninsula. Human rights advocates applauded … 0

U.S. Supreme Court decision on Mass. buffer zone law leaves uncertainty in N.H.

Friday, June 27, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court struck down a Massachusetts law creating 35-foot “buffer zones” around abortion clinics yesterday, leaving questions about the future of a similar law in New Hampshire recently signed by Gov. Maggie Hassan and set to take effect July 10. “I’m certain this opinion is going … 2

Ruling limits president’s recess appointments

Friday, June 27, 2014

The Supreme Court yesterday limited the president’s power to fill high-level administration posts with temporary appointments, ruling in favor of Senate Republicans in their partisan clash with President Obama. But the justices stopped short of a more sweeping … 5

Bob Dole awarded honorary UNH Law degree

Friday, June 27, 2014

Former U.S. senator Bob Dole, the 1996 Republican presidential nominee, has earned an honorary degree from the University of New Hampshire School of Law. Dean John Broderick and New Hampshire’s two U.S. senators, Kelly Ayotte and Jeanne Shaheen, presented the degree to Dole yesterday in Washington, D.C., to … 1