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NH Paper: We Were So Wrong About Christie

His endorsement of Trump earns paper's 'unendorsement'

(Newser) - "Boy, were we wrong." So starts an "unendorsement" from publisher Joseph W. McQuaid in Monday's New Hampshire Union Leader . The paper endorsed Chris Christie in the state primary back in November, with McQuaid touting him as "a solid, pro-life conservative" who "tells it like... More »

PETA Freaks Over 'Greased Pig,' Learns There's No Actual Pig

It's a guy on skates in a pig costume, natch

(Newser) - PETA launched a protest against a New Hampshire winter carnival event billed as a "Greased Pig on Ice," but withdrew it after learning there's no pig in the act—just a man on skates in a pig costume with dollar bills tied to his tail. Steve Smith,... More »

Both NH Victories Were Huge

Sanders' primary win made history in more than one way

(Newser) - Highlighting just how unusual this election has become, the New Hampshire primary was not only won by two anti-establishment outsiders , it was won by two outsiders who crushed the opposition by huge, possibly record-breaking margins. With Donald Trump almost 20 points ahead with around 90% of results in, his victory... More »

Trump, Sanders Clean Up in NH

Cruz and Bush in tight race for third place

(Newser) - No late surprises in the New Hampshire top spots Tuesday night: Both the AP and CNN called the winners as soon as the polls closed at 8pm Eastern, with Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump triumphing easily. The bigger questions will be who finishes in the secondary spots in the GOP—... More »

Early-Voting Town Has Predicted GOP Nominees Since 1968

Dixville Notch has been right from Nixon to Romney

(Newser) - One of two things is going to happen at the Republican National Convention this summer: Dixville Notch's long streak of predicting GOP nominees is going to end, or John Kasich will prevail. The tiny New Hampshire town is one of three that voted at midnight, and it has picked... More »

Cruz Took 6 Big Swings at Trump Yesterday

A confident Cruz bashes his rival in New Hampshire

(Newser) - Ted Cruz claims Donald Trump's "reaction to everything is to throw a fit, to engage in insults." On Wednesday, however, the insults were coming mainly from Cruz himself. Six biggies:
  1. At a town hall in New Hampshire, Cruz managed to turn nearly every answer into a critique
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Jeb Bush to Audience: 'Please Clap'

Even supporters want NH to be his last stand

(Newser) - Jeb Bush wasn't exactly overflowing with energy the night after slumping to a sixth-place finish in Iowa, according to MSNBC . At a town hall event in New Hampshire, he had to urge the crowd to "please clap" after his declaration that the "next president needs to be... More »

Trump: Iowa Result 'Could Have Been a Little Bit Better'

He says he's going to win New Hampshire

(Newser) - If Donald Trump was devastated by being mocked as a loser on Tuesday, he managed to hide it pretty well: He was in his usual form at a raucous rally in New Hampshire on Tuesday night where he laid into his rivals and portrayed the loss to Ted Cruz as... More »

Sanders Gives Clinton a 'Nightmare' Scenario in NH

Sanders leads by 27 points among likely Democrats in NH

(Newser) - Things have gone "from bad to nightmare" for Hillary Clinton thanks to a new CNN/WMUR poll out of New Hampshire, per the Washington Post . The poll—which quizzed 927 of the state's likely Democrats from Jan. 13 to 18—shows Bernie Sanders has expanded a solid lead in... More »

Trump: I Had NH Newspaper Booted From GOP Debate

He also thinks the NFL has 'become soft,' just like the US

(Newser) - The New Hampshire Union Leader has been dropped as ABC's co-sponsor for a GOP debate next month—or, according to Donald Trump, they were "kicked out of the ABC News debate like a dog." New Hampshire's biggest newspaper has been fiercely critical of Trump and he... More »

Trump's Sleep Preference Sets Him Apart on Campaign Trail

He almost always flies home to sleep in his own NYC bed

(Newser) - While other candidates have made Iowa their home away from home, spending the night in hotels and motels before America's first caucus, Donald Trump has taken a different approach. Trump flies home to Manhattan in one of his private planes or copters so he can snooze in his own... More »

One Dead After Car Smashes Into Secret Service Vehicle

4 on-duty agents involved in NH crash that killed 45-year-old driver of other car

(Newser) - A car carrying four on-duty Secret Service agents was involved in a head-on collision in New Hampshire that killed the driver of the other car, police said Wednesday. The accident happened about 7pm Tuesday in Wakefield, near the Maine state line. The agents were in a Ford Taurus heading south... More »

New Hampshire Paper: Donald Trump Is 'Biff'

Publisher Joseph W. McQuaid makes the unkind comparison

(Newser) - Donald Trump is "a crude blowhard with no clear political philosophy." He's "an insult to the intelligence of Republican voters." He has "no deeper understanding of the important and serious role of President of the United States." So writes Joseph W. McQuaid, publisher... More »

Court to NH Couple: You Can't Undo Divorce

They went to state Supreme Court to try to vacate decree

(Newser) - Should those irreconcilable differences suddenly become reconcilable, don't go looking to get un-divorced in New Hampshire. The state's Supreme Court this month upheld a lower court ruling refusing to vacate a couple's 2014 divorce after 24 years of marriage. Terrie Harmon and her ex-husband, Thomas McCarron, argued... More »

'Detailed' Threat Closes All Schools in NH City

FBI joins investigation in Nashua

(Newser) - All public schools in Nashua, NH, will be closed Monday after what Superintendent Mark Conrad describes as a "detailed threat of violence to harm students and staff" at both of the city's high schools. The school district made 14,000 automated phone calls Sunday evening to inform parents... More »

Will Sanders Use 'Nuclear Option' in 3rd Debate?

And five other things to look for Saturday night

(Newser) - The third Democratic presidential debate is being held Saturday night in New Hampshire. And while the Dem debates have been less dramatic than their Republican counterparts, a number of experts think that could change Saturday. Here are six things to watch when the prospective nominees (and Martin O'Malley) take... More »

Water Park Owner Gives Up After 17 Days Chained to Water Slide

Kevin Dumont couldn't save park from being auctioned

(Newser) - The owner of a New Hampshire water park who chained himself to a slide tower 17 days ago to try to prevent the park's auction has ended his quest because of failing health and the lack of a financial savior. Kevin Dumont climbed the slide at Liquid Planet on... More »

After Dog's Death, Group Wants Ban on Shooting Pets

Bruno's owner 'put him down' with a gun, was not charged

(Newser) - New Hampshire animal rights activists outraged over the "emergency euthanasia" of a dog named Bruno earlier this year face an uphill battle to have the practice of shooting old, sick, or dangerous pets outlawed, the AP reports. New Hampshire is one of 27 states with no laws against it,... More »

SCOTUS Not Interested in Planned Parenthood Case

High court rejects NH anti-abortion group's push for docs related to gov't grant

(Newser) - The Supreme Court has rejected an anti-abortion group's bid to force disclosure of confidential Planned Parenthood and federal government records about a contract for family planning services in New Hampshire. The justices on Monday let stand a ruling that allowed the Health and Human Services Department to withhold some... More »

Pardon Highly Unlikely for Prep School Sex Convict

Owen Labrie will be sentenced this week

(Newser) - The recent graduate of an elite New Hampshire prep school who was convicted of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old freshman is unlikely to avoid having to register as a sex offender for life given the history of pardons and commutations in the Granite State. Twenty-year-old Owen Labrie of Tunbridge, Vt., will... More »

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