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Sen. Jeanne Shaheen joined Sen. Kelly Ayotte in supporting an amendment to reauthorize the U.S. Export-Import Bank.

Congressional Roll Call, July 31

Sunday, August 2, 2015

By Targeted News Service Here’s a look at how members of Congress voted over the previous week. House Student Aid and Private Universities: The House has passed the Need-Based Educational Aid Act (S. 1482), sponsored by Sen. Chuck Grassley, an Iowa Republican. The bill would extend through 2022 an exemption from federal anti-trust laws for private universities giving students in …

Capital Beat: Bipartisan group to focus on ‘opportunity gap’

Saturday, August 1, 2015

The presidential candidates flooding to New Hampshire often talk about their humble beginnings, and how they worked their way up to become the people they are today. It’s the classic promise of the American Dream – that no matter your background, if you work hard enough, you can get ahead. But evidence shows …

McCain asks New Hampshire voters to pay attention to Graham in 2016

Saturday, August 1, 2015

At the end of a Saturday town hall held for Republican presidential candidate Sen. Lindsey Graham on Tuesday, fellow Republican Sen. John McCain made a direct appeal to New Hampshire voters. “Tell your friends to go and see Lindsey Graham,” he said. “You hold a very, very unique position in the decision to …

At Concord town hall, Santorum focuses on national security, Iran

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Guy Hampson of Portsmouth has been waiting to meet Rick Santorum. Hampson has listened with interest to the former senator from Pennsylvania and Republican presidential candidate on the radio, but Santorum hasn’t been to New Hampshire in more …

Probe sought into Clinton private emails for suspected sensitive content

Friday, July 24, 2015

The Justice Department said Friday that it has been notified of a potential compromise of classified information in connection with the private email account that Hillary Clinton used while serving as secretary of state. A Justice official said the department had received a “referral” on the matter, which …

Source: Justice alerted to concerns over Clinton emails

Friday, July 24, 2015

Federal investigators have alerted the Justice Department to a “potential compromise of classified information” arising from the private email server used by former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in her home, a department official said Friday. A …

Texas: 1 of 2 indictments against Perry dropped

Friday, July 24, 2015

AUSTIN, Texas — One of two felony indictments against former Texas Gov. Rick Perry was tossed out Friday, giving the Republican presidential candidate a potentially huge legal victory in the face of flagging polling numbers for the 2016 …

Sen. Lindsey Graham doesn’t want a popularity contest to trump the issues, limit debate

Friday, July 24, 2015

In two weeks, 10 Republican candidates will take the stage at a Fox News presidential debate, while six other candidates will be left out, based on their low numbers in national polls. South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham will …

Officials mull future after New Bedford casino plan scrapped

Friday, July 24, 2015

Massachusetts gambling regulators are weighing what to do next now that developers of a proposed New Bedford casino abruptly dropped out of the competition. The state Gaming Commission met Thursday after New York-based developers KG Urban Enterprises notified …

Former speaker O’Brien won’t run for re-election, moving on to head tech company

Friday, July 24, 2015

As former House speaker and five-term state Rep. Bill O’Brien looks toward a future outside the State House, his colleagues say he’ll be remembered as a straightforward leader who didn’t compromise his principles. The Mont Vernon Republican and …

Hispanics love me, Trump declares at Mexican border

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Ever sure of himself, Donald Trump paid a visit to Laredo, Texas at the Mexico border Thursday and predicted Hispanics would love him – “they already do” – because as president he’d grab jobs back from overseas and …

Political Monitor podcast: Hassan claims compromise, Kasich barnstorms and Trump outshouts them all

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Concord Monitor political writers and editors Clay Wirestone, Casey McDermott and Jonathan Van Fleet try to avoid the Trump in the room this week, taking on N.H. Gov. Maggie Hassan and Ohio Gov. John Kasich. But they eventually …

Bush calls on GOP to embrace Latinos, African-Americans

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Calling on his party to embrace diversity, former Florida governor Jeb Bush declared Thursday that Republicans will never win the presidency if they don’t campaign in “every nook and cranny” of the country – especially in Hispanic and …