President Trump outlined a wide-ranging plan to combat the opioid epidemic on Monday, including an ad campaign to discourage drug use, expand addiction treatment and pursue a get-tough approach to law enforcement.

"Whether you are a dealer or doctor or trafficker or a manufacturer, if you break the law and illegally peddle these deadly poisons, we will find you, we will arrest you, and we will hold you accountable," Trump told an audience in Manchester, N.H.

"Failure is not an option," he added. "Addiction is not our future."

It’s an elevator pitch Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy has made a lot. Climate change is real. It’s man-made. And it’s here. But, he thinks the state could do better.

Trump Takes Opioid Fight To New Hampshire

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Donald Trump speaking in New Hampshire in 2015.
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President Donald Trump made a rare visit to New England Monday to tout his approach to opioids.

President Trump on Monday visits Manchester, New Hampshire, where’s he’s expected to announce a new plan to battle the nationwide opioid crisis.

Ahead of Trump’s visit, local officials are concerned about how he will address the epidemic.

One of the stops in the Queen City might be the Central Fire Station. Manchester Fire Department Chief Daniel Goonan knows firsthand how big his city’s opioid problem is.

“The more you become involved with this, the bigger you realize the crisis is,” Goonan said.

Last week, when #firingFriday was trending on Twitter and White House aides had to be reassured by the chief of staff that no changes were imminent, President Trump embraced the uncertainty in public statements. His willingness to say "you're fired" to so many people, so early in his administration, is just another way Trump is unlike those who have come before him.

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Congressional Republicans say they still support special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian election interference even as the president continued his offensive Sunday against the investigation, as well as a recently fired high-ranking FBI official, Andrew McCabe.

Trump sent a flurry of tweets Sunday morning, in which he painted the Mueller-led special counsel probe as a politically biased witch hunt.

President Trump will visit Manchester Monday, where's he's expected to announce a new plan to battle the nationwide opioid crisis.

Manchester Fire Department Chief Daniel Goonan knows first-hand how big his city’s opioid problem is.

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Before Washington, D.C., had fully processed the late-night firing of Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe, who was let go by Attorney General Jeff Sessions less than 48 hours before his planned retirement after more than two decades of service to the bureau, the saga took several new, head-spinning turns Saturday.

Arizona Republican Senator Jeff Flake paid a visit to the state today to speak at Saint Anselm College’s “Politics and Eggs” series, which has long been a stop for presidential hopefuls.

Town Hall in Amherst, Massachusetts.
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Residents of Amherst, Massachusetts, will soon vote on whether to put an end to their centuries-old Town Meeting and adopt a new form of government.

The debate hasn’t always been friendly in this most liberal of New England towns.