Jon Greenberg en State Wraps Up Bone Marrow Investigation: Slams UMASS Memorial <p>A little over a year ago, a Massachusetts bone marrow registry made headlines for hiring models in blue wigs and black skirts to attract prospective donors.&nbsp; To make matters worse,&nbsp; the registry was part of a scheme to charge insurance companies extremely high fees for lab tests.</p> Thu, 02 Feb 2012 23:02:46 +0000 Jon Greenberg 1676 at State Wraps Up Bone Marrow Investigation: Slams UMASS Memorial Settlement Reached In Bone Marrow Testing Scandal <p><span style="font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 11pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">The Attorney General Offices of New Hampshire and Massachusetts have settled&nbsp; with UMASS Memorial&nbsp; Health care in a scandal tied to bone marrow testing.</span></p> Thu, 02 Feb 2012 17:09:16 +0000 Jon Greenberg 1661 at White House Brings Manufacturing Pitch to NH <p><span id="internal-source-marker_0.7550470977235249" style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">The White House is on the road to win public support for its economic policies. &nbsp;President Obama was in Iowa and Arizona yesterday. &nbsp;Today, Vice President Biden visited a manufacturing plant in Rochester. Thu, 26 Jan 2012 22:46:17 +0000 Jon Greenberg 1578 at White House Brings Manufacturing Pitch to NH Biden Presses for Manufacturing Jobs <p><span id="internal-source-marker_0.7550470977235249" style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Vice President Joe Biden visited a Rochester manufacturing plant to tout the administration&rsquo;s economic policies. &nbsp;Biden was upbeat, saying America is in the best position to continue to be the dominant economic power in the 21st century.</span><br /> Thu, 26 Jan 2012 20:14:53 +0000 Jon Greenberg 1575 at Wanted: A Clear Trend in Home Sales <p>Home sales in New Hampshire remained about even with last year. About 200 more homes changed hands in 2011 than in 2010. Prices continued to slide. The median sales price was about $201,000, or about 6 percent less than the year before. The latest numbers from the New Hampshire Association of Realtors leave it unclear where the market is headed. There are some signs of improvement. Between November and December, prices held steady and at least from one month to the next, the number of homes sold rose by about 8 percent. Thu, 19 Jan 2012 20:56:24 +0000 Jon Greenberg 1479 at How Paul Did It <p>Texas Congressman Ron Paul did three times better in the 2012 primary than in 2008.&nbsp; NHPR&#39;s Jon Greeenberg sat down with the campaign&#39;s state director, Jared Chicoine. Chicoine has a dozen years of electoral work under his belt.&nbsp; He was in Senator Bob Smith&#39;s primary battle with John E. Sununu.&nbsp; Chicoine also worked with State Senator Bob O&#39;Dell, and the congressional campaign of Sean Mahoney.</p><p>Sitting in a hotel lobby in Bow on the night of the primary, Chicoine told us a bit about the Ron Paul ground game.</p><p><em>Transcript available later.</em></p> Wed, 11 Jan 2012 07:50:41 +0000 Jon Greenberg 1353 at How Paul Did It A Second Place Win for Paul <p>Texas congressman Ron Paul&rsquo;s second place finish&nbsp; put his supporters into celebration mode last night.&nbsp;</p><p>Coming in second typically feels like a disappointment.&nbsp; Not for Heather Mellem of Manchester.&nbsp;</p><p>&ldquo;Romney might win this election, but Ron Paul is first in ideas.&nbsp; And he&rsquo;s taken his cause to a level I&rsquo;ve never expected he could take it to. Amazing,&rdquo; she said.</p> Wed, 11 Jan 2012 07:38:40 +0000 Jon Greenberg 1352 at A Second Place Win for Paul Steady Primary Turnout <p>Polling supervisors describe turnout as steady as the primary gets underway.&nbsp;</p><p>The early birds were waiting outside the &nbsp;Cawley Middle School when the polls opened at 6.&nbsp; &nbsp;By 7:30, about 300 people had cast their ballots.</p><p>Hooksett resident Diana Brighton picked Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney.</p><p>&ldquo;Well, I think he can beat Obama and I like his politics.&rdquo;</p><p>Electability and the prospect of defeating the current president were reasons given often by Romney voters.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 10 Jan 2012 16:31:36 +0000 Jon Greenberg 1298 at Steady Primary Turnout Republican Presidential Candidates Make Last Push <p>&nbsp;</p><p>Mitt Romney spent his Monday focusing vote-rich southern New Hampshire. He started at a chamber of commerce breakfast Nashua, where a comment he made about choice in health care,</p><p>&ldquo;I like being able to fire people who provide services to me,&rdquo;</p><p>became a late-breaking flashpoint. &nbsp;Democrats and republicans rivals Newt Gingrich, Rick Perry and Jon Huntsman all piled on. So much so that at Romney&rsquo;s next stop in Hudson he called a press conference, his first since the Iowa caucuses, to defuse the matter.</p> Mon, 09 Jan 2012 22:20:46 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown, , Amy Quinton, Josh Rogers & Jon Greenberg 1290 at Republican Presidential Candidates Make Last Push Final Ad Burst; Final Ad Fizzle <p>In the closing hours of the primary, the campaigns are turning to the airwaves to make one last push for votes. &nbsp;About a third of the electorate say they have yet to make up their mind. &nbsp;Some 60 television ads a day might help them decide. That might sound like a lot but the real story of advertising in this primary is, &nbsp;there&rsquo;s so little of it.<br /> Mon, 09 Jan 2012 01:01:54 +0000 Jon Greenberg 1268 at Final Ad Burst; Final Ad Fizzle Ron Paul Returns to NH <p>Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul drew a crowd of about 450 people at his first event in New Hampshire&nbsp; after the Iowa caucuses.&nbsp;&nbsp; Paul&rsquo;s promise to curtail foreign military activity drew some of the loudest cheers.</p><p>The Texas congressman has nothing if not an enthusiastic following and voters young and old alike responded well to Paul&rsquo;s signature policies.&nbsp; Especially when he said the imminent danger of a nuclear Iran is exaggerated.</p> Sat, 07 Jan 2012 04:33:23 +0000 Jon Greenberg 1260 at Ron Paul Returns to NH McCain's Street Cred Aids Romney <p>Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is benefiting from the endorsement of Arizona senator John McCain.&nbsp; Some voters are ready to translate their trust in McCain into a vote for Romney.</p><p>John McCain has long been popular in New Hampshire.&nbsp; He trounced George W. Bush in the 2000 primary and edged out Mitt Romney in 2008.&nbsp; At a packed event in the historic Peterborough town hall, McCain urged people to get behind his former rival.</p> Thu, 05 Jan 2012 03:06:45 +0000 Jon Greenberg 1233 at McCain's Street Cred Aids Romney Gingrich Takes Aim at Romney and Paul <p>Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is drawing sharp distinctions between himself and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney in the final days of the New Hampshire primary.&nbsp;&nbsp; Gingrich presents himself as a consistent conservative.</p><p>Speaking to reporters in Concord, Newt Gingrich said Mitt Romney&rsquo;s record puts him at odds with the bulk of the Republican party.&nbsp; Gingrich underscored two features of the Massachusetts health insurance plan enacted under Romney.</p> Wed, 04 Jan 2012 21:13:41 +0000 Jon Greenberg 1227 at Gingrich Takes Aim at Romney and Paul Iowa Results Fuel Santorum NH Camp <p>New Hampshire supporters of Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum are celebrating this morning.&nbsp; They are working to capitalize on Santorum&rsquo;s tie for first place in Iowa.</p><p>Less than four weeks ago, the former Pennsylvania Senator was stuck in single digits in the Iowa polls.&nbsp; That&rsquo;s about where he stands today in New Hampshire and his backers are hoping for a similar surge in next week&rsquo;s primary.</p><p>State campaign co-chair, Bill Cahill, says Santorum aims to consolidate the social conservative vote in the Granite State.</p> Wed, 04 Jan 2012 07:07:19 +0000 Jon Greenberg 1198 at Iowa Results Fuel Santorum NH Camp NH Watches Iowa <p>Tonight, all eyes are on Iowa.&nbsp; Tomorrow, they will shift to New Hampshire.&nbsp; The presidential candidates never fail to remind Granite State voters of the unique role they play.&nbsp; Much is made of Yankee independent thinking, but it would be a mistake to overlook how the outcome in Iowa can shape the results in New Hampshire.</p><p>Some voters relish the task of picking the next potential president.&nbsp; Matt McCormack isn&rsquo;t one of them.</p><p>&ldquo;I actually have not paid much attention to this point.&rdquo;</p> Tue, 03 Jan 2012 20:35:31 +0000 Jon Greenberg 1192 at NH Watches Iowa