New Hampshire

Donald Trump 2012 Rising

In 1999, Garry Trudeau, the author of the comic strip Doonesbury, parodied the likely stump speech of Donald Trump, the billionaire brand and building builder, who was then considering a run for the Reform Party nomination for President of the United States. It went like this: “Biggest! Best! Me! It’s unbelievable! Biggest! Mine! …

Tuesday’s Primaries

Tuesday is primary day in seven states and the District of Columbia. This will be the last major primary before the midterm elections (only one state remains after this: Hawaii on Sept. 18). Even this late in the game there are still some fascinating races to watch. Here are five:

  1. Mike Castle v. Christine O’Donnell, Republicans for

McCain Curtails Ads in NH and WI

A Democratic source tells TIME that John McCain is stretching his media buys in New Hampshire and Wisconsin, spacing out ads they’ve already bought to last through the rest of the election. The move would mean they would not spend any more ad money in the states, effectively pulling out without taking the hit in the press the way they …

Et Tu, Concord?

I was punditing away on Morning Joe this am, making various electoral college predictions with Chuck Todd and the rest of the gang. As Chuck moved various swing states around on an electronic map, I couldn’t resist sketching out a cruelly ironic Life Imitates Art Scenario, which I like to call “The Shakespeare.” I plan a full …

Hillary Booed at NH Democratic Party Dinner

If the New Hampshire Democratic Party’s 100 Club dinner is any bell weather – Barack Obama will handily win here. When Obama, the dinner’s last speaker, took the stage the crowd surged forward chanting “O-bam-a” and “Fired Up, Ready to Go!” So many people pressed toward the stage that an announcer asked people to “please …

Edwards Claims to Be Seabiscuit

Greetings from Manchester, New Hampshire where, bleary-eyed, the Edwards caravan arrived this morning. At a rally Elizabeth Edwards likened her husband to Seabiscuit — the famed Depression-era race horse who overcame all kinds of handicaps to win race after race. “You saw how much attention some candidates got, how much money,” she …

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