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Republican presidential hopeful Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., right, is introduced by Walt Havenstein, chief executive officer of BAE Systems, a defense contractor, during a campaign stop in Nashua, N.H., Friday, Jan. 4, 2008. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Capital Beat: Just who is Walter Havenstein?

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Democrats’ willingness to throw around words like “tax fraud” and “Maryland resident” when talking about Walter Havenstein isn’t doing much to temper Republicans’ excitement about their newest gubernatorial candidate. “This is just the Democrats’ weak attempt at trying to paint somebody as something that’s less than appealing,” Havenstein adviser Jamie Burnett said. “But they don’t even know the guy.” So … 0

Capital Beat: Reading the tea leaves on casino gambling (and more)

Sunday, March 30, 2014

When a bill legalizing a single casino lost by 29 votes in the New Hampshire House two weeks ago, Steve Duprey, a leading anti-casino voice, called the vote a “silver stake” in the heart of casino proposals – a final defeat in a 16-year battle to bring casinos to New Hampshire. But nothing is every truly dead until the legislative session is over, … 0

State House Live: N.H. Senate approves bill that allows annulment of medical records

Thursday, March 27, 2014

5:12 p.m.: Senators have approved a bill, 17-7, that creates a process for people to annul their mental health records and remove their names from a national gun background checks system. The original version of the bill would’ve required the state to report names of mentally ill people to the system. But during hearings, senators heard testimony from people who said there was … 2