Former House speaker Newt Gingrich’s surge to the top tier of the GOP presidential field has been sudden. Its also come without the benefit of a traditional campaign structure in early voting states. NHPR’s Josh Rogers reports.
Newt Gingrich predicted victory when he opened his state campaign headquarters in Manchester last week. But Gingrich also told supporters winning wouldn’t be easy.
New Hampshire lawmakers are trying to pressure the so-called “supercommittee” to exceed its goal of cutting $1.2 trillion from the debt, but the special panel remains grid locked as it nears its end date. If the supercommittee fails to reach a bipartisan solution by next Wednesday, deep spending cuts are supposed to fall on nearly the entire federal budget.
Some lawmakers want to scrap that agreement to protect the Pentagon’s budget and other favorite spending items.
Texas governor Rick Perry is stumping in the state today. The Republican presidential hopeful urged workers at a manufacturing plant in Manchester to put pressure on congress to change.
Rick Perry has been targeting the Washington establishment in recent days. He issued a plan to cut the salaries of senators and congressmen in half. Asked how he would get congress to go along, he said the public would need to browbeat them into agreement.
Perry said the counties around DC are some of the wealthiest in the country.
The World Affairs Council of New Hampshire hosts international visitors, and provides public lectures and programs on foreign affairs to promote understanding and citizen involvement. Kim Tyndall is a longtime member of the Council.
Questions continue about Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain and allegations of sexual harassment. Just as those reports first surfaced about two weeks ago, NHPR sat down with a group of Republican voters in Dover.
The focus was on the candidates and the primary. The issue of Cain’s relations with women was not on the table and three of the participants spoke highly of Herman Cain. We got back in touch to see what they think now.
On October 31st, Brian Albertelli was ready to say, if the election were held today, Cain would be his pick.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie rallied volunteers at Romney's campaign headquarters in Manchester. He told them he knew that Romney was the "man for the job" and the person who could defeat President Obama.
Christie said he was headed to Iowa on Romney's behalf and would be coming back to New Hampshire.
A group of North Country leaders has sent Sen. Kelly Ayotte a letter expressing their unhappiness over her voting against a bill that - among many other things - included funding for the federal prison in Berlin.
Last week Sen. Kelly Ayotte voted against a wide-ranging bill that included about $28 million in funding to open the new federal prison in Berlin.
The prison would bring about 330 jobs to the area.
Herman Cain and Mitt Romney, the two current front-runners in the Republican presidential race, spoke in Washington on Friday at a conference for the conservative group Americans for Prosperity.
Their speeches came as a new Washington Post-ABC poll found they're running almost even among Republican voters. And on Friday, the two candidates underscored the differences in their appeal to activists.
GalleyCat's Jason Boog talks about Amazon's foray into the publishing biz with some major authors signing on. And Alyssa Rosenberg, culture critic and contributor to The Atlantic, talks about how campaigns on shows like Glee compare to real-life political races.