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  • The legacy of Doris "Granny D" Haddock will be preserved at the Keene State College library after the activist's family donated her journals, letters, photographs and memorabilia to the school. (Associated Press)

    College preserves the legacy of 'Granny D'

    The straw hat, shoes and neon vest Doris "Granny D" Haddock wore during her cross-country walk more than a decade ago are becoming teaching tools for a new generation of political activists.

  • Former Sen. Judd Gregg, New Hampshire Republican, said open meetings give too much ammunition to single-issue interest groups that "have no interest in the national agenda of fiscal responsibility." (Associated Press)

    Debt panel trade-off: Exposure vs. efficiency

    The congressional supercommittee charged with tackling the federal debt crisis is facing overwhelming calls to conduct all its deliberations in the open, but some voices are warning that too much transparency could end up dooming the whole thing.

  • President Obama speaks from White House briefing room, Sunday, July 31, 2011 in Washington, about a deal being reached to raise the debt limit. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    Obama helps ’12 bid with concessions in debt deal

    Political observers could not help but notice that many provisions of the compromise debt deal, such as postponing nearly all spending cuts until 2013 and boosting student aid next year, are tailor-made for President Obama's 2012 re-election campaign.

  • Former Sen. Judd Gregg said, "the House is much closer to the intensity of feeling in the American public on ... spending and deficit and debt than the Senate is." (Associated Press)

    Hill leaders are contrast in spending styles

    With the federal government sinking deeper into red ink and a government shutdown looming, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has proposed pushing back the deadline for spending cuts and instead have the Senate take up an unrelated bill to revamp U.S. patent law — a measure that has nothing to do with the raging fiscal battle.

  • ** FILE ** Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010, before a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the Defense Authorization Request for fiscal 2011, the Future Years Program, the 2011 Quadrennial Defense Review and the 2011 Missile Defense Review. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

    Obama team pitches budget on Hill

    Top administration officials tried to steer President Obama's new $3.8 trillion budget through a U.S. congressional minefield on Tuesday as the day-old plan drew fire from Republicans and Democrats alike.

COUNTING COSTS: "These are self-congratulatory signs; they're political signs," says Sen. Judd Gregg, who introduced an amendment  to excise funds.

    Millions go to signs flagging stimulus projects

    Senate Democrats on Wednesday voted to continue spending stimulus money on road signs that advertise that they're spending stimulus money.

  • Senate panel OKs reduced subsidies for student loans

    The Senate education panel yesterday approved legislation that would cut student-loan subsidies to lenders by about $18.3 billion and spend most of that to increase student grants, forgive some students' debt and bolster other student programs.

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