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DAVID HARSANYI
Primaries are good for the Republican Party.
JOHN STOSSEL
Giving falls when governing rises.
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A major shift in the gun control debate, thanks to a crazed gunman.
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Vermonters are in an Obamacare nightmare.
ANDREW CLINE
It's open season on RINOS in Concord.
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Jeb Bush wins in media hype.
SHAWN JASPER
The Speaker of the New Hampshire House of Representatives says it is time to get things done in Concord.
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Keep the Census data on marriage and divorce.
DEBRA AND MARC TICE
When an American is taken hostage, the family deserve more from the government.
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Manchester aldermen need to rethink the city's taxi regulations.
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Al Sharpton reveals the PC mob's fake outrage.
DAVID SCANNELL
The federal Office of Civil Rights gets it wrong in Manchester.
PAT BUCHANAN
Gruber spoke for the arrogant left.
JONAH GOLDBERG
For a long time I resisted the word “torture” when discussing the “enhanced interrogation techniques” used against high-value captives in the War on Terror. I don't think I...

Garry Rayno's State house Dome: O'Brien loyalists remain as Jasper sets to work

READER COMMENTS: 3

THE FERVOR has died down a bit, but Bill O'Brien's loyal House Republicans will not go away. Any way you look at it, last week was good for House Speaker Shawn Jasper, who - in case anyone was...

Garry Rayno's State House Dome: Battle for speaker leaves hard feelings

READER COMMENTS: 7

MUCH INK will be spilled and many fingers pointed regarding just how 11-term Rep. Shawn Jasper became House Speaker last week, halting the runaway train that was the assumed resurrection of Bill...

Garry Rayno's State House Dome: Familiar faces ready for Organization Day

READER COMMENTS: 2

OUT WITH the old and in with the new. Lawmakers will assemble Wednesday on Organization Day to do just that - end the 2013-14 Legislature and swear-in the newly elected 2015-2016 Legislature.

Garry Rayno's State House Dome: Get ready for some undoing in Concord

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THE PAST three elections have brought a shift in control of the House, with Republicans taking the reins in 2010 and 2014 and Democrats in 2012.

Garry Rayno's State House Dome: One big decision remains in Concord

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HOUSE REPUBLICANS have the last decision to make this week before all House and Senate members return to Concord for Organization Day Dec. 3.

Garry Rayno's State House Dome: Wind blows a new direction in Concord

READER COMMENTS: 5

Last Tuesday's election means there will be a very different dynamic at the State House for the next two years.

Garry Rayno's State House Dome: Morse expected to face no opposition at GOP caucus to lead state senate

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Senate President Chuck Morse will not have any competition at today's Senate Republican caucus.

Garry Rayno's State House Dome: On Tuesday, expect more than 50 percent turnout

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Secretary of State Bill Gardner is predicting 464,000 voters will go to the polls, or about 53.6 percent of the state's 864,817 registered voters as of Friday.

Garry Rayno's State House Dome: Last, desperate push coming before Nov. 4

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AS POLITICAL campaigns head into their final days, the focus moves from swaying undecided and independent voters to making sure support is maximized through get-out-the-vote efforts.

Garry Rayno's State House Dome: Crunch time and the dollars are flying in NH races

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THE FIRST midterm election campaign finance reports that were due last week are usually less telling than the ones due at the end of this month. No candidate wants to show an opponent all the cards...

Garry Rayno's State House Dome: Expect casino push to be all the talk

READER COMMENTS: 8

THE PROPOSED $1.5 billion casino proposal for Everett, Mass., has spurred a lot of talk in New Hampshire about casino proposals in the coming legislative session.

Gary Rayno's State House Dome: A winter of discontent over energy costs

READER COMMENTS: 2

POLITICIANS FROM both parties should rejoice that the mid-term election is in November and not January or February, when Granite Staters open their monthly electric bills.

Garry Rayno's State House Dome: Past issues expected to come to the fore

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TO QUOTE THE noted Yankee philosophy Yogi Berra, "It's dj vu all over again," or The Who's "Meet the new boss, same as the old boss," the 2015 legislative session could look much like the past few...

Garry Rayno's State House Dome: Road back to Senate anything but smooth

READER COMMENTS: 1

SOME STATE SENATE candidates who believed they were going to have a free ride in the general election are not going to be so lucky.

Garry Rayno's State House Dome: Which party controls the state Senate is up for grab

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LAWMAKERS return this week to take up the four bills Gov. Maggie Hassan vetoed from the 2014 session.

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