New Hampshire history marker for communist draws GOP anger
Republican officials in New Hampshire are objecting to a historical marker dedicated to labor activist who championed women’s rights and was a founder of the American Civil Liberties Union, but who also led the Communist Party and was sent to prison.
Trump vs. DeSantis: Rivals' very different styles on display
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is a leading Republican presidential prospect who has emerged as a potent force in national politics while avoiding the personal connections, intimate moments and unscripted questions that have long fueled successful White House bids.
Georgia, NH latest states to ban TikTok from state computers
Govs. Brian Kemp of Georgia and Chris Sununu of New Hampshire on Thursday immediately banned the use of TikTok and popular messaging applications from all computer devices controlled by their state governments, saying the Chinese government may be able to access users’ personal information.
Was Donald Trump the biggest loser on election night? 3 takeaways from red wave that wasn’t
Results are still being finalized in key congressional and state legislature races across the country, but one thing that became clear overnight is that the 2022 midterm elections were not the red wave of Republican wins many pundits forecasted.
Governor, AG stand by reactions to motorcycle crash verdict
The New Hampshire Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers is denouncing comments by Gov. Chris Sununu and his attorney general after a jury acquitted a truck driver in the death of seven motorcyclists, but both men are standing by their statements.
EXPLAINER: What's a SPAC, the latest craze on Wall Street?
In the two years since the office-sharing company’s failed IPO, a new way to launch a stock on Wall Street has become fashionable: SPACs. Special purpose acquisition companies have been embraced by big institutions and small-pocketed investors alike. The goal is to use those millions of dollars to take a private company public without using the traditional initial public offering process that’s been around for decades. Management has a financial incentive to find an acquisition target — most often management receives a 20% stake in the newly public company. An exchange-traded fund consisting of SPACs and companies taken public through SPAC acquisitions, the Defiance Next Gen SPAC fund, jumped 55% between early November and mid-February.
The Latest: Wet snow turns to sleet in northern New England
A sprawling, lumbering winter storm has walloped the Eastern U.S., shutting down coronavirus vaccination sites, closing schools and halting transit. In its second day in the Northeast, a snow storm left nearly 15 inches (38 centimeters) of snow piled up in parts of New Hampshire. The Yale New Haven Health system, which runs several hospitals in southern Connecticut, said its vaccination sites were closed Tuesday and staff were contacting people to reschedule appointments. In New England, nearly 15 inches (38 centimeters) of snow piled up in southeast New Hampshire, and the mountains were getting heavy snow as well. The National Weather Service reported 30 inches of snow fell in parts of Sussex and Morris counties on Monday.
Governor cancels inaugural, citing mask protests at his home
It will be attended by leaders of both houses of the Legislature and will be virtually attended by all other members. “It's clear this ordinance in Newfields was specifically to benefit King Sununu," Bennett said. At least 100 people appeared outside Sununu's home at the first protest. He also described “the verbal harassment endured by the governor, his family and nearby residents," according to the minutes. ___This story has been corrected to show the last name of the NH Journal reporter is Maidment, not Madiment.
A few cracks but no big GOP break with Trump on Biden's win
The GOP governor acknowledged Thursday that Biden's lead is getting "bigger and bigger by the day” and Trump’s legal options are dissipating. Many Trump allies in Washington see no path to a Trump victory but remain wary of crossing the outgoing Republican president — or his supporters — especially with control of the Senate still uncertain. GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy suggested Thursday that Biden doesn’t need intelligence briefings because Trump might remain president in the new year. Spencer Cox wrote on Twitter, citing the significant number of Democrats who doubted the legitimacy of Trump's 2016 election victory. “Joe Biden is the president-elect.”George W. Bush, the only living former Republican president, acknowledged Biden's victory on Sunday.
A few cracks but no big GOP break with Trump on Biden's win
The GOP governor acknowledged that Biden's lead is getting "bigger and bigger by the day” and Trump’s legal options are dissipating. That's a departure from the overwhelming majority of Republican officials who still refuse to publicly accept Biden's victory. Biden's victory is not actually an open question. Spencer Cox wrote on Twitter, citing the significant number of Democrats who doubted the legitimacy of Trump's 2016 election victory. “Joe Biden is the president-elect.”George W. Bush, the only living former Republican president, acknowledged Biden's victory on Sunday.
Trump faces rare rebuke from GOP for floating election delay
It was a rare rebuke for Trump from his fellow Republicans but one that might not last. Reeves said he opposes any plan to change the election date: I dont personally think a delay in the election at this point in time is necessary." Trump cannot change the election date without the approval of Congress, and policymakers in both parties made clear they would oppose such a move. Trump's ultimate goal, however, may have less to do with the election date than undermining the results of the election if he loses. The Republican president did not deny that he was trying to cast doubt about the election results when asked directly during Thursday's press briefing.