By Scott Malone
CONCORD, N.H. (Reuters) – As New Hampshire braces for another wave of White House hopefuls next year seeking votes in the first-in-the-nation nominating primary, much of the credit for the state’s hold on that position goes to one man: Secretary of State William Gardner.
For the past four decades, Gardner has outmaneuvered states including Florida and Nevada to protect the front-runner spot mandated by New Hampshire law – and it has not always been easy. The state has steadily moved forward its primary, originally held in March. It shoe-horned the past two contests into January.
BOSTON (Reuters) – Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, in his first public appearance in more than a year, told a judge on Thursday that he is satisfied with his lawyers heading into the January start of his trial in the deadly 2013 attack.
Tsarnaev, 21, last appeared at U.S. District Court in Boston in July 2013, when he was charged with killing three people and injuring more than 260 with two homemade pressure cooker bombs at the race’s crowded finish line on April 15, 2013. He also was charged with fatally shooting a university police officer three days later.