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THIS JUST IN: With Iowa caucus results still ringing in the chilly air and a nation's wary eyes turning to the New Hampshire primaries, here's a political traveler's sketch of the landscape there -- with a late-breaking update. Though this story first ran in September, we've added a post-Iowa afterword about who will get the vote of Kay Barlow, the out-of-state voter who wound up quizzing U.S. Sen. John McCain face to face about immigration. Hint: She went right home and changed her registration. The Amoskeag Strummers had their banjos in hand, the Shriners were standing by their little red cars and the parade was about to begin. Then, across the lawn and into this...