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NH lawmakers tackle leftovers while looking forward

01-03-2024 4:53 PM

By HOLLY RAMER

New Hampshire lawmakers started the new year with old business Wednesday, taking up hundreds of bills left over from 2023. But they also looked ahead to the rest of 2024, with some Democrats demanding action on gun control and Republicans describing...


What to watch as NH lawmakers head back to the State House this week

01-03-2024 12:22 PM

State lawmakers will kick off their 2024 session this week by polishing off 2023’s leftovers — the more than 300 bills slated for action last year that were retained over the summer.The New Hampshire House of Representatives has the far fuller plate,...


Countway sworn in as 110th associate justice on NH Supreme Court

01-03-2024 12:21 PM

CONCORD – Melissa Beth Countway, of Alton, was officially sworn in today as the 110th Associate Justice of the New Hampshire Supreme Court. Administering the oath of office to Justice Countway in the David Souter Conference Room of the New Hampshire...


Biden, Trump poised for potential rematch that could shake American politics

01-02-2024 11:55 AM

By STEVE PEOPLES

LACONIA, N.H. — U.S. presidential elections have been rocked in recent years by economic disaster, stunning gaffes, secret video and a pandemic. But for all the tumult that defined those campaigns, the volatility surrounding this year’s presidential...


Nikki Haley pledges for transparency

12-29-2023 4:20 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

Nikki Haley was asked a question that touched on the topic of race during a Concord town hall Friday morning, but it had nothing to do with the Civil War or the former South Carolina governor's earlier comments about its causes.At the largest audience...


On the Trail: 2023 rocked NH’s first-in-the-nation primary

12-29-2023 2:14 PM

By PAUL STEINHAUSER

Frigid weather kept temperatures well below freezing across the entire Northeast as the sun rose on the morning of Saturday, Feb. 4.But inside a downtown hotel in Philadelphia, Democratic Party politics was heating up.A few hours later, the Democratic...


Chris Christie outlines his national drug crisis plan, focusing on treatment and stigma reduction

12-21-2023 2:20 PM

By HOLLY RAMER

Calling the latest wave of the nation’s drug crisis “a test of our national resolve,” Republican presidential hopeful Chris Christie returned to a New Hampshire recovery center Wednesday to outline a people-focused, not punitive, policy plan.“This is...


On the trail: Haley narrows gap with Trump

12-21-2023 1:20 PM

By PAUL STEINHAUSER

A month before the presidential primary, Nikki Haley is surging in New Hampshire and closing the gap between herself and front runner Donald TrumpGov. Chris Sununu, who endorsed Haley and barnstormed the state with the former South Carolina...


Donald Trump banned from Colorado ballot in historic ruling by state’s Supreme Court

12-20-2023 10:47 AM

By NICHOLAS RICCARDI

A divided Colorado Supreme Court on Tuesday declared former President Donald Trump ineligible for the White House under the U.S. Constitution’s insurrection clause and removed him from the state’s presidential primary ballot, setting up a likely...


Trump wants New Hampshire to put him on a path to the nomination before rivals find their footing

12-16-2023 10:07 PM

By HOLLY RAMER and BILL BARROW

Donald Trump asked New Hampshire voters on Saturday to help him secure the Republican presidential nomination before any rivals find their footing with the 2024 campaign’s opening contest just weeks away.The appearance in Durham was part of a swing...


DeSantis critical of GOP rivals Haley and Trump, praises Tom Brady

12-15-2023 4:34 PM

Monitor staff

Republican presidential candidate Ron DeSantis says Gov. Chris Sununu’s endorsement of rival Nikki Haley doesn’t change the race or his strategy in New Hampshire.“Chris is great, a great campaigner and all that,” DeSantis said Friday in Concord. “But...


On the Trail: Sununu endorses Nikki Haley for president, says ‘the entire country is watching’

12-12-2023 2:37 PM

By PAUL STEINHAUSER

With six weeks to go until New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation presidential primary, Gov. Chris Sununu took sides in the race for the 2024 Republican nomination.The popular governor who’s serving his fourth two-year term steering the Granite State...


Congressional votes for the week of Dec. 1 to 7

12-11-2023 7:56 PM

Targeted News Service

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Here’s a look at how area members of Congress voted over the previous week.HOUSE VOTESSMALL BUSINESSES AND CREDIT: The House has passed a resolution (S.J. Res 32), sponsored by Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., to disapprove of and void a...


With write-in run, towns call for more poll workers

12-11-2023 7:47 PM

By ETHAN DEWITT

Beverly Cotton had lived in Weare for more than 30 years. But it took retirement – and the disruption of COVID-19 – for her to take interest in her town’s elections.By then she had cast her ballot in countless elections – local, state, and federal....


On the trail: Trump headed to blue Durham next weekend

12-10-2023 9:00 AM

By PAUL STEINHAUSER

Former President Donald Trump returns to New Hampshire next weekend, for his first campaign stop in the first-in-the-nation presidential primary state in over a month.The former president will headline a rally at the Whittemore Center, which is the...


Two networks announce GOP debates just days apart at same NH school

12-07-2023 11:19 PM

By MEG KINNARD

WASHINGTON — Two television networks on Thursday announced they would hold separate Republican presidential debates at the same location in New Hampshire just ahead of that state’s GOP primary next month, but officials at Saint Anselm College said...


Ayotte and Craig lead cash race in 2024 NH governor contest

12-07-2023 5:45 PM

By JOSH ROGERS

The candidates vying to become New Hampshire’s next governor are already raising — and in some cases spending — big money.Next year’s election is the first since 2016 in which there will be an open seat for in the governor’s office. Campaign finance...


Smaller GOP debate field was asked about Trump. But most of the stage’s attacks focused on Nikki Haley

12-07-2023 9:22 AM

By BILL BARROW and JONATHAN J. COOPER

The GOP debate field was asked about Trump. But most of the stage’s attacks focused on Nikki HaleyEds: UPDATES: This story was first published on Dec. 6, 2023. It was published again on Dec. 7, 2023, to link audio of the debate participants and of an...


Dean Phillips brings presidential campaign to Franklin Pierce

12-06-2023 4:05 PM

By JESSECA TIMMONS

Democratic U.S. Rep. Dean Phillips of Minnesota, who is challenging President Joe Biden for his party’s nomination, spoke Monday to a group of about 40 people at the second “Pizza and Politics” event hosted by PoliticsFitzU, a student media...


Christie says unscripted questions during NH Primary are ‘good preparation for being president’

12-01-2023 4:32 PM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie might still have ground to make up in the Republican primary, but during a Friday morning event in Concord, he reiterated something that he’s made central to his campaign for president: He’s not afraid of a...



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