CONCORD, NH — More polls have been released showing solid results for incumbent officeholders in New Hampshire.

An Emerson College/7News poll released Thursday showed Gov. Chris Sununu, a Republican, as well as Democrat U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, with leads over their opponents.

Sununu, according to the poll, had a 15-point lead against state Sen. Dan Feltes, a Democrat, which is a bit closer than the 27 percent lead reported earlier this week in the University of Massachusetts-Lowell poll. But for Bryant “Corky” Messner, a Republican challenging Shaheen, the numbers are about the same: The Emerson College/7News poll shows Shaheen with a 15 percent lead, too. The U-Mass/Lowell poll gave her a 17-point lead.

Vice President Joe Biden also has a 7 percent lead over President Donald Trump. But the pollsters noted there is an enthusiasm gap is seen between the presidential candidates with three-quarters of Trump voters saying they are

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The House of Representatives delayed a planned Wednesday night vote on the updated Heroes Act to allow more time for negotiations between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin. The two will meet again Thursday in an attempt to find more common ground and a path to passing the next round of stimulus aid. Democrats now plan to vote on the proposal on Thursday, giving roughly 24 more hours for a bipartisan deal to come to fruition. “We’ll have to see. If we have an agreement,

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Unions’ strength amid the epidemic will be tested this fall. Democrats rely heavily on labor’s political support every November. That’s no different this year, but the coronavirus is. Laid-off workers don’t pay union dues, meaning the pandemic may cut into organized labor’s electoral spending. More worrisome for Democrats, COVID-19 could kneecap unions’ most potent campaign contribution: legions of door-knocking volunteers.

Uniting for Democrats

Unions influence elections in three main ways: members’ votes, manpower and money.

First, it’s persuading members to vote for the union’s endorsed candidates. That usually happens face to face: at the workplace, at the union hall or over a post-shift beer. But COVID-19 put the kibosh on that. So, instead, unions are relying on phone calls, texts and more mailers to convince members to vote the labor line.

There are 14.6 million union members in the U.S., and they tend to vote at higher rates than the

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A Republican delegate from Alaska, Peter Goldberg, slammed Democrats as the convention kicked off Monday, restating a misleading claim by President Donald Trump that Democrats omitted the words “under God” from the pledge of allegiance at their convention last week. 

“That could not, would not, ever happen here,” Goldberg said before he recited the pledge. 

“We know as Republicans that America must put its full faith and trust in that God,” he said. 

Democrats, however, read the entire pledge of allegiance, including the words “under God,” during the prime-time segments of the convention each night last week. There were two caucus meetings, the Muslim Delegates and Allies Assembly and the LGBTQ Caucus meeting, according to the Associated Press, that left out those words during their daytime meetings. 

RNC meets in Charlotte to officially nominate

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden and fellow Democrats spun an assortment of facts to their benefit in their national convention, omitting inconvenient truths such as Barack Obama’s record of aggressive deportations and swift action by a Republican president to save the auto industry more than a decade ago.

Meantime President Donald Trump flooded the zone with falsehoods, some so apparent that anyone with access to the internet could see the folly of them at a glance. Witness his reference to New Zealand’s “massive breakout” of COVID-19, which does not exist.

The virtual, socially distanced Democratic National Convention was unique in history but conventional in this sense: The nominee and his supporters at times exaggerated the good, played down the bad and glossed over important context.

But overall the discipline was discernible, as it usually was for the biggest speeches of Republican and Democratic leaders alike before the rise of Trump.

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President Trump said he would accept Democrats’ request for $25 billion for the postal service, including billions to bolster mail-in voting, if they were willing to bow on some of his concessions.

Fox News’ John Roberts on Friday asked Trump if he would be willing to offer the $25 billion for the ailing USPS, including $3.5 billion in election resources, should Democrats be willing to cave on some of the demands Trump has voiced.

“Sure, if they give us what we want,” the president said during a press conference. “And it’s not what I want, it’s what the American people want.”

Trump, who has railed against mail-in voting for months, said Thursday he would not be releasing any money for the cash-starved agency as part of a coronavirus relief deal with Congress.

TRUMP SAYS DEMOCRATS’ MAIL-IN BALLOT PUSH HOLDING UP CORONAVIRUS FUNDING 

“It’s their fault,” Trump told FOX Business’ “Mornings

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