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1:49 pm
Fri November 30, 2012

N.H. Senators: Rudman Set Bipartisan Example For Today's Lawmakers

Warren Rudman

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Former New Hampshire Senator Warren Rudman was honored on the Senate floor by New Hampshire’s two current senators Thursday.

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Politics
9:41 am
Thu November 29, 2012

Flags At Half Staff in N.H., Sen. Rudman To Be Memorialized in D.C.

Warren Rudman

Flags are at half-staff across the Granite State Thursday to honor former U.S. Sen. Warren Rudman, who passed away last week.

Rudman, who served two terms as a Republican Senator for New Hampshire, was 82 when he passed away Nov. 19. He served from 1980 to 1993. 

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Politics
11:22 am
Wed November 28, 2012

Sen. Ayotte: Ambassador Rice 'Misled' Public On Benghazi Attack

Kelly Ayotte

Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., said U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice "misled" the American public in the days following the Sept. 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.

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Politics
5:33 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

Jennifer Horn Seeking To Lead N.H. GOP

Credit Kelli True / NHPR

Jennifer Horn has run for congress twice: in 2008, she lost to democrat Paul Hodes; in 2010, Horn lost to fellow republican, Charlie Bass, in the primary.

More recently, Horn was active in Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign. The mother of 5 has also hosted a radio show and written a column for the Nashua Telegraph.

Horn says the party’s first order of business needs to be a point-by-point review what she called "the many causes" of the GOP’s poor showing in 2012. Horn says the party must modernize and stress its core principles.

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Politics
4:55 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

Nashua Representative-Elect Stacie Laughton Resigns

Stacie Laughton
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Nashua Representative-elect Stacie Laughton says she will resign.  In November, she was elected to represent Hillsborough County House District 31.

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Politics
2:49 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

Sen. Rudman's Memorial Service Set

A memorial service is being held in Washington, D.C., for U.S. Sen. Warren Rudman of New Hampshire who died last week.

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Politics
4:31 pm
Mon November 26, 2012

N.H. Homeland Security Director To Step Down

New Hampshire's director of Homeland Security and Emergency Management is stepping down.

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Voter ID Cost
7:00 am
Mon November 26, 2012

State Begins Tabulating Cost Of Voter ID Law

Long after voters cast their ballots, the state will be adding up the costs of the Voter ID law
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The Secretary of State’s Office says the first Election Day under the new Voter ID law was a low-cost success story.  But over the next few months, those costs will rise.

But how much money the state will have to pay to implement and enforce the Voter ID law is still an open question. 

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Politics
5:29 pm
Tue November 20, 2012

Retired Justice Souter Remembers Sen. Rudman

Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice David Souter says New Hampshire Sen. Warren Rudman was like a brother to him.

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Politics
1:07 pm
Tue November 20, 2012

N.H. Lawmakers React To Sen. Rudman's Death

Lawmakers around the state are reacting to the death of former Senator Warren Rudman.  Here's a sampling of what they've said:

U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte:

“Warren Rudman was a national leader who made New Hampshire proud. He was tenacious about reducing our debt and he worked tirelessly to support our men and women in uniform. Warren was a fighter who had the courage of his convictions, and he always stood up for what he believed was right regardless of the consequences.  

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Politics
5:06 pm
Sat November 17, 2012

Norelli Set To Reclaim Speaker's Gavel

Terie Norelli as a guest on The Exchange, in 2010
Credit Brady Carlson / NHPR

New Hampshire house democrats voted Saturday to choose  former House speaker and current House minority leader Terie Norelli of Portsmouth as their nominee to lead the house for the next two years.

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Elections 2012
3:29 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

Hassan's Win Powered By $11 Million In Outside Spending

Credit Paul Filippov

By the time her victory over Ovide Lamontagne in the 2012 governor's race was in the books, Maggie Hassan had raised more than $1.9 million in contributions from some 7,550 individual donors.

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Politics
10:52 am
Fri November 16, 2012

Chandler Selected As N.H. House Minority Leader

State Rep. Gene Chandler has been chosen in a House Republican caucus to serve as the minority leader for the upcoming legislative session.

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Elections 2012
4:37 pm
Thu November 15, 2012

N.H. Voter Turnout Slightly Under '08 Level

Election results posted by the secretary of state's office show about 600 fewer votes were cast in New Hampshire last week compared to 2008.

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Politics
4:22 pm
Thu November 15, 2012

Republicans Caucus Over N.H. House Leader

Cast into the minority by the election, New Hampshire's Republicans representatives are caucusing to pick a leader.

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