Bannon ‘strongly’ believes Trump won New Hampshire in 2016
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Bannon ‘strongly’ believes Trump won New Hampshire in 2016

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Former White House adviser Steve Bannon said Thursday he “strongly” believes Republican President Donald Trump won New Hampshire and that voter irregularities were behind his loss in the state in the 2016 presidential election. “I believe strongly — and I’m prepared to put money where my mouth is — that we … Continue reading

Trump gets softballs at town hall ahead of Clinton showdown
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Trump gets softballs at town hall ahead of Clinton showdown

It had the trappings of a town hall debate. There was a moderator. The audience members had questions. There was a two-minute countdown clock for answers. And Donald Trump carried a microphone while patrolling a small stage. But the similarities between what Trump faced Thursday night in NewHampshire in a warm-up town hall and what … Continue reading

Superdelegates help Clinton expand her lead despite NH loss
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Superdelegates help Clinton expand her lead despite NH loss

WASHINGTON (AP) — So much for Bernie Sanders’ big win in New Hampshire. Since then, Hillary Clinton has picked up endorsements from 87 more superdelegates to the Democratic National Convention, dwarfing Sanders’ gain from the New Hampshire primary, according to a new Associated Press survey. Sanders has added just 11 superdelegate endorsements. If these party … Continue reading

Trump and Sanders big winners, riding voter frustration
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Trump and Sanders big winners, riding voter frustration

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders rode a wave of voter frustration with American politics to commanding victories in Tuesday’s, Feb 9,  New Hampshire primaries, adding crucial credibility to their upstart candidacies. Sanders swept majorities of men, women, independents and young people in his win over Hillary Clinton, but faces … Continue reading

After dismal debate, Bush seeks ways to steady campaign
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After dismal debate, Bush seeks ways to steady campaign

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Jeb Bush emerged from the third Republican debate as a candidate in crisis, with supporters struggling to understand why he keeps underperforming and advisers promising a turnaround before it’s too late. Campaigning in New Hampshire Thursday, Bush insisted his White House bid was “not on life support.” Still, advisers concede November … Continue reading

Trump faces tough questions at bipartisan NH event
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Trump faces tough questions at bipartisan NH event

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Independent-minded voters in politically important New Hampshire challenged Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Monday over his “divisive” style and his attitude toward women. Trump appeared at a rare gathering that brought together both Republican and Democratic presidential candidates and faced questions from skeptical audience members after touting his business record … Continue reading

Bush offers plan to repeal, replace federal health care law
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Bush offers plan to repeal, replace federal health care law

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush touted on Tuesday his plan to repeal and replace President Barack Obama’s health care law with one that would increase tax credits for individuals, allowing them to buy coverage protection against “high-cost medical events.” “I won’t accept the straw man argument that the opposite of Obamacare … Continue reading

Clinton draws early support but also ambivalence from voters
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Clinton draws early support but also ambivalence from voters

DERRY, N.H. (AP) — Inside the arena, the roar was deafening when Hillary Rodham Clinton took the stage at the annual convention of the New Hampshire Democratic Party. Thousands of people jumped to their feet to welcome their party’s White House front-runner with cheers and noisemakers emblazoned with her campaign logo. Outside the hall, a … Continue reading

Bush: Trump ‘too pessimistic,’ will lead GOP to 2016 defeat
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Bush: Trump ‘too pessimistic,’ will lead GOP to 2016 defeat

HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) — Republican presidential contender Jeb Bush says rival Donald Trump is “too pessimistic” to lead the country and Republicans will lose the 2016 election if they make the billionaire their party’s candidate for the White House. Campaigning in New Hampshire on Thursday, Bush acknowledged that Trump has tapped into anger among voters, … Continue reading

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Surplus symbols: How many state bugs and beans do we need?

  CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Whoopie pies, the K4s steam locomotive, the Carolina Shag and Harney silt loam share a common bond: Each is a treasured member of the eclectic and, some say, out-of-control state symbol club. When New Hampshire lawmakers this month shot down as frivolous a group of fourth-graders’ effort to name the … Continue reading