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NH has king to thank for council

The “Governor's Council” is unique to New Hampshire, and you can thank a king for it.
King Charles II, that is.



Only time will tell if wounds from GOP dogfight heal

Two weeks' time has now passed since House Speaker Shawn Jasper challenged Bill O'Brien and defeated his fellow Republican with support from Democrats.

Granite Status: Presidential primary buzz, on the left and right

Primary instincts: Who isn't being lumped in with the potential pack at this point?



Speaker election reveals the NH House in all its glory

Five hours earlier, the House of Representatives had convened Wednesday to elect a speaker of the House, per Article 22, Part II of the New Hampshire Constitution. And then things went sideways.



Mitt Romney is out front, but says he's not running again

Mitt Romney may need to be more Shermanesque. There's no clear Republican presidential front-runner for 2016 — except, maybe, Romney.



Will the past be prologue in the State House with 'O'Brien II?'

Bill O'Brien acknowledged being a lightning rod during a 2011 conversation. With a grin, he added, “I was hoping there wouldn't be so many lightning strikes.” His words come to mind as O'Brien prepares to wield the gavel again: Some lightning bolts are inevitable.



Rand Paul laces up

The Kentucky senator huddled up with key advisers on a likely presidential run.



Shaheen machine well-oiled

As the Republican tide came in, only the strongest Democrats could rise to the top. Three of the top four Democrats in the state basked in victory, while their party peers around the country sank.



Dan Tuohy's Granite Status: AG establishes voter hotline

The New Hampshire phone number for inquiries and complaints on Election Day will be staffed from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Nov. 4.

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