Sunday, February 7, 2016

Politics

GOFFSTOWN, N.H. - With his presidential aspirations on the line, Gov. Christie scalded Florida Sen. Marco Rubio as a lightweight Saturday in the last Republican televised debate before the pivotal New Hampshire primary.
WASHINGTON - A sleepy candidate forum sparked a fire in Pennsylvania's U.S. Senate race last week. It came when a moderator posed what seemed a simple "yes" or "no" question to the three Democratic contenders: Had any accepted endorsements or donations from the National Rifle Association, a Pennsylvania political group that opposes abortion, or the oil and gas industries?
A recent NBC News poll found that only 11 percent of Democrats consider terrorism the most important issue in the presidential race, and only 5 percent cite foreign policy overall.
By Cynthia Littleton LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Host Larry David gently spoofed Bernie Sanders on tonight's "Saturday Night Live" as the Democratic...
CONCORD, N.H. - Gov. Christie picked up the endorsement Friday of Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, a popular Republican from just south of the state that will host the first presidential primary Tuesday.
The state Supreme Court on Friday unanimously rejected Attorney General Kathleen Kane's request that it reverse its suspension of her law license, clearing the way for the state Senate to vote on whether to remove her from office.
This season’s flurry of Republican debates have been endlessly entertaining, but Saturday night’s contest in New Hampshire was hilarious even before it began.
MANCHESTER, N.H. - At times toward the end of last week, it seemed somebody had flipped a switch, and the hive mind of the Republican Party mainstream decided that Marco Rubio might be The One.
LONDONDERRY, N.H. (AP) - With wet snow already ankle deep and falling fast, Dave Chiokadze and James Radcliffe trekked down one long driveway after another in search of potential votes for Donald Trump.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - An Iowa couple whose son is heading to Iraq made such an impression on Republican presidential hopeful Chris Christie that he's made them a staple of his New Hampshire campaign speech this week. But while the couple came away from the encounter just as impressed, they supported rival Marco Rubio in the state's caucuses.
Jim Kenney held his first Twitter chat as mayor Friday afternoon to answer questions ranging from absurd to important with everything you can imagine in between.
Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane's office plans to take action that could revive the most serious charges against three former Pennsylvania State University leaders accused of ignoring or covering up Jerry Sandusky's child sex abuse.
MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (AP) - Just one week into primary voting, Democrats are preparing for a long and expensive head-to-head battle between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders that could go deep into the spring or even beyond.
LONDONBERRY, N.H. (AP) - On the rise in a tightening race, Marco Rubio shouldered intensifying attacks Friday from moderate-leaning Republicans who fear a strong Rubio showing in Tuesday's New Hampshire primary could spell the end for their frazzled presidential campaigns.
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - Hillary Clinton told voters in the latest Democratic debate there's "hardly anything you don't know about me."
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) - Ted Cruz has mapped out a path to the White House that all but ignores the explosion of minority voters in America.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:
NEW YORK (AP) - While waiting for Donald Trump to take the stage this week at a campaign rally in Exeter, New Hampshire, fans listened to a few hit songs by Adele, "Skyfall" and "Rolling in the Deep."
DERRY, N.H. (AP) - Jeb Bush was once believed to be a virtual shoo-in for the Republican nomination in a crowded field of political newcomers and outsiders. But going into the second presidential contest in New Hampshire next week, he's doing anything he can to keep his flagging campaign on the rails.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Charleston. San Bernardino. Roseburg, Oregon. With each mass shooting in the United States in the past year, a debate raged about whether gun-control measures were overdue to make Americans safe.
The rest are not quite ready to kill golden goose.
Here’s a look back at two decades of inside politics you never got elsewhere.
In the tense hours after a young black man in her city was killed in an encounter with police, Minneapolis City Councilwoman Lisa Bender needed guidance. So she wrote to a city councilwoman in St. Louis, asking what she had learned in the riots and protests after the death of Michael Brown.
BOSTON (AP) - Two legal scholars squared off in a public debate on Friday to settle whether Republican Ted Cruz is eligible to become president. Spoiler alert: They didn't settle it.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A smirking Martin Shkreli briefly united Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill this week, as lawmakers took turns blasting the price-hiking former CEO who has become the new poster child for corporate greed.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama on Friday used a new jobs report to continue his victory lap on the economy - and jab at the Republicans vying for his job.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - The two former allies of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie charged in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing case will get a second chance to force the release of documents from the law firm whose taxpayer-funded 2014 report absolved Christie of blame.
DURHAM, N.H. - Fireworks flying in their first one-on-one debate, Hillary Clinton accused Bernie Sanders Thursday night of subjecting her to an "artful smear" while Sanders suggested the former secretary of state was a captive of the political establishment.
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) - Empty cells outnumber occupied ones. There are fewer prisoners than the assorted medical personnel to care for them. The number of hunger strikers is down to a handful.
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