How U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson helped derail a fight against election lies
This report was corrected on Nov. 27 at 4:17 p.m. to more accurately reflect the nature of Nina Jankowicz’s public comments about the Hunter Biden laptop. Back in July, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas testified before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee. A federal court had recently granted a temporary injunction, in Missouri v. Biden, finding that […]
Trump immigration policies set the tone for most of the GOP presidential field
This is one of an occasional series comparing the Republican presidential candidates’ positions on issues. WASHINGTON — Most of the candidates in this year’s 2024 Republican race for the presidential nomination mirror hard-line immigration policies set by the front-runner, former President Donald Trump. What were once considered far-right policies are now common talking points among […]
Three presidential debates, one VP debate scheduled ahead of 2024 election
WASHINGTON — The Democratic and Republican nominees for president would debate three times next year if both candidates agree to a schedule released Monday by the nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates. “The United States’ general election debates, watched live worldwide, are a model for many other countries: the opportunity to hear and see leading candidates […]
New Hampshire sets Jan. 23 presidential primary date, the first in the nation
Defying the wishes of the Democratic National Committee, Secretary of State Dave Scanlan announced Wednesday that New Hampshire will hold its 2024 presidential primaries on Jan. 23, the first state in the country scheduled to do so. Speaking at a press conference flanked by Republican and Democratic state party leaders, Scanlan said the primary date […]
Politicians love to cite crime data. It’s often wrong.
When Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis announced his presidential campaign in May, he proudly told the nation that Florida’s crime rate in 2021 had reached a 50-year low. But really, DeSantis couldn’t say for sure. That’s because fewer than 1 in 10 law enforcement agencies in his state had reported their crime statistics to the […]
As Biden skips NH primary, Democrats plan a write-in campaign anyway
If a voter writes “Biden” in the write-in portion of the New Hampshire Democratic Party presidential primary ballot this January, it will likely count as a vote for President Joe Biden, Secretary of State Dave Scanlan says. If a voter writes “Joe Biden” but spells it “Joe Bidon,” that will also count. If a voter […]
Ahead of primary, nearly 4,000 Democratic voters switch affiliation to Republican or undeclared
Nearly 4,000 New Hampshire Democratic voters changed their party affiliation ahead of the state’s presidential primary next year, the New Hampshire Secretary of State’s Office announced Wednesday – a possible indication that they plan to participate in the Republican primary. In a news release, the office said that 3,542 people who were registered as Democrats […]
New Hampshire primary: Yard signs out. Social media in. Future? Up for debate.
Long before the Democratic National Committee announced plans in December to boot New Hampshire from the front of the line, the state’s first-in-the-nation presidential primary has been under threat or deemed over the hill. The Associated Press this month called it “little more than a fairy tale.” Gone may seem the days when presidential hopefuls […]
Governor’s race 2024: Here’s where the four candidates stand on the issues
This story was updated on Sept. 19 at 2:54 p.m. to correct Chuck Morse’s voting record on the 2022 changes to New Hampshire’s 24-week abortion ban. The New Hampshire state primary is a year away, but the race to succeed Gov. Chris Sununu in the corner office is well underway. Four major candidates have emerged […]
Democrats extend deadline for New Hampshire to comply with new nominating calendar
A Democratic National Committee panel on Thursday gave New Hampshire another month to submit a primary plan that complies with the party’s new 2024 nominating calendar. The DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee (RBC) met in Washington, D.C., to consider states’ primary and caucus plans and review delegate selection plans that were due in June. The […]
Scott Brown’s BBQ series had ‘never had a crowd like this,’ until RFK Jr.
RYE – It wasn’t yet 6 p.m., the event’s start time, and Scott Brown could be heard warning arrivals, “You’re not going to be able to get in the building.” Hundreds of people had sloshed through a waterlogged field for Wednesday’s installment of the “No BS Backyard BBQ” series hosted by the former Massachusetts Republican […]
Trump can run in NH primary despite Jan. 6 involvement, AG and secretary of state say
Former President Donald Trump is clear to run as a candidate in New Hampshire’s presidential primary next year despite his involvement in the events leading to the Jan. 6 insurrection, the state attorney general and secretary of state asserted Wednesday. “There is no mention in New Hampshire state statute that a candidate in a national […]