- Proposed purchase of trucks launches power struggle in Nashua
- Derry councilors spar about whether e-mails on ex- administrator are public
- Obama orders sanctions over Russia's actions in Ukraine
- Court to decide future of Claremont community center
- Senate passes Medicaid expansion on bipartisan vote
- MTA seeks shift to city’s health plan
- House says no to bill to reduce NH meals tax
- Bill to tighten NH charity gaming regulations gets OK from House
- Legislative Roundup: Bill that could have altered health insurance exchange killed
- Sen. Ayotte urges exhumation of 'unknown' remains on Oklahoma
As U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid took to the Senate floor again Tuesday to criticize the conservative issues group Americans for Prosperity and its chief funders, the Koch brothers, former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown was reaching out to the protagonists of recent AFP ads in New Hampshire.
The Granite Status has learned that former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee slipped in and out of the first-primary state Friday and spent about 90 minutes meeting with a handful of top members of his 2007-2008 presidential campaign “band.”
Also Friday, State Senate President Chuck Morse says he has no problem with local Republican Committees debating the Medicaid expansion issue on the grassroots level.
There's a new big-dollar player in New Hampshire politics, and his name is Peter T. Paul.
John DiStaso's Granite Status: Is he in? Scott Brown making private calls to prominent NH Republicans
The Granite Status has confirmed that former Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Scott Brown has been making calls during the past two weeks to prominent New Hampshire Republicans.
Another big name has been added to the New Hampshire Republican Party-hosted Northeast Republican Leadership Conference next month in Nashua. Former U.S. Rep. Joe Scarborough, long-time host of the “Morning Joe” talk show, on MSNBC will host a first-in-the-nation primary panel during the second day of the two-day conference, on March 15.
John DiStaso's Granite Status: Santorum appearance at NHGOP event sparks criticism from pro-gay marriage party activist
The New Hampshire Republican Party's decision to invite 2012 presidential candidate and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum to speak at a major upcoming event is not sitting well with a prominent GOP gay rights advocate.
Also, we've received reports that 1st Congressional District voters are being message tested by Republican U.S. House candidate Dan Innis' campaign....And, Republican candidate for governor Andrew Hemingway has rolled out a campaign steering committee chock full of conservative politicians and businessmen.
John DiStaso's Granite Status: New GOP web video hits Shaheen for Obamacare comment; Dems tell Brown to pay back email income
As the National Republican Senatorial Committee criticized Sen. Jeanne Shaheen in a new web video, the New Hampshire Democratic Party is urging former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown to return money generated by the rental of his email list.
John DiStaso's Granite Status: Dems say Scott Brown 'has gone from carpetbagger to snake oil salesman'
Democrats Wednesday pounced on Republican former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown for renting his ScottBrown.com email list to a firm that used it to promote a doctor who has long espoused controversial theories at odds with scientific evidence....Also, we've learned that Republican potential presidential hopeful and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal will appear at a big St. Patrick's event.
John DiStaso's Granite Status: Trump, Rand Paul, Huckabee, Gingrich among headliners for conservative ‘Freedom Summit’ in April
An all-star cast of national conservative leaders will gather in New Hampshire in April for the first-ever “Freedom Summit,” organized by Citizens United and the Americans for Prosperity Foundation.
Also Wednesday, as speculation swirls that maybe -- just maybe -- Mitt Romney could be convinced to run for President for a third time, he's reaching out to Granite Staters again.
Veteran political strategist and congressional, gubernatorial and White House staffer Paul Collins is back in the political game. This time, he'll head Dan Innis' 1st District U.S. House campaign.
New Hampshire Republicans are organizing and hosting a major regional conference in March, aimed at “expanding the Republican Party's base” and winning in Democrat and competitive areas,” the Granite Status has learned.
John DiStaso's Granite Status: Another NH-NJ tie: Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer, Christie accuser, is UNH grad
There is another New Hampshire connection to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and his political troubles in his home state.
John DiStaso's Granite Status: NHGOP executive director subpoenaed in probe of Christie administration 'Bridgegate' scandal
New Hampshire Republican Party Executive Director Matt Mowers is being subpoenaed in a New Jersey legislative committee's probe of the Gov. Chris Christie administration "Bridgegate" scandal, a source in the NHGOP confirmed to the Granite Status.
John DiStaso's Granite Status: NHGOP chair stands by top party staffer following mention in 'Bridgegate' report
On the job just more than two months as the executive director of the New Hampshire Republican Party, 24-year-old Matt Mowers found himself Monday identified as a player in the prologue to the “Bridgegate” scandal plaguing his old boss, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.
Some in New Hampshire say that even if New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's denial of direct involvement in "bridgegate" holds, he still faces a rough road in a New Hampshire presidential primary..
He's not even a candidate (yet), but Republican former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown on Wednesday penned a scathing email blasting Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and her “liberal special interest allies in Washington.”
John DiStaso's Granite Status: Shaheen camp poll focuses on her own job performance, Obamacare, Scott Brown, Jim Rubens
As the mid-term election year kicks off, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen's campaign has wasted no time getting into the field with a detailed poll of Granite Staters.
Fremont's Miss 1964 to pass on her crown
John Stossel: Budget baloney
Bad Joe: Levasseur stalls again
House says no to bill to reduce NH meals tax
Good Joe: Kenney for Executive Council