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AUGUSTA, Maine -- Maine's Republican governor is still pressing for his proposal to prevent the use of food stamps for junk food and planned to bring it up this week in Washington. Gov. Paul LePage, who was attending a holiday party this week in Washington, D.C., blames powerful opposition from the ...
Democrat Doug Jones won the Senate election in Alabama this week, but Maine Senator Susan Collins saw her own victory of sorts, as the win all but guarantees her a greater position of power in Washington. When Jones is sworn into the Senate in the coming weeks, the partisan split will shrink to just ...

Given the fact that the native communities in Quebec and Labrador apparently have not had their caribou harvest quotas decreased by government closures, some are questioning whether the sport hunting ban is as much political as it is biological. Starting the first of next year, the sport hunting of migratory ...
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) -- Maine lawmakers are preparing for a 2018 session where Medicaid expansion and marijuana legalization are expected to take center stage. The Legislature must figure out how to pay for Medicaid's eventual $54 million expansion. The sale of recreational marijuana is also set to ...
PORTLAND, Maine -- A group of 10 protesters pulled off their winter coats, took out playing cards and settled in to play cribbage on the floor of U.S. Sen. Susan Collins' Portland office Friday afternoon. The mostly Peaks Island residents said that they were there to urge Collins to vote against the ...
But that doesn't mean there are no politics in the Star wars franchise. Quite the contrary, authors of science-fiction and fantasy often stuff their stories with parables for contemporary times. And a legion of Star Wars aficionados have thought deeply - perhaps too deeply - about this fictional universe for ...

The events captured international headlines and ensnared political figures such as President Donald Trump and Gov. Paul LePage, who were criticized for their refusal to denounce the rally's organizers without also denouncing the counter-protesters. Maine is not the only state to consider a measure like ...
The state cost during the next couple of years to expand Medicaid eligibility -- passed by voters in a November referendum -- depends on when Maine applies to the federal government for the expansion, how quickly newly eligible Mainers sign up, how much will be saved when Mainers move from current ...
An organization in Maine's largest city will receive nearly $600,000 from the federal government to help train new farmers in the state. Democratic Maine Rep. Chellie Pingree says the money is coming from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Beginning Farmer and rancher Development Program to ...
I am most proud of Mainers' reputation for tenacity and stubbornness regarding ethics, morals and politics. Names such as Muskie and Smith, Cohen and Mitchell are recognized throughout the nation as Maine's version of political heroes. They stood up for what was right and were not afraid to go against ...
Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, makes her way through a crush of reporters after Republican senators met with Senate Majority Leader Mitch Mcconnell, R-Ky., on the GOP effort to overhaul the tax code, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Dec. 1, 2017.
The Alliance faded away shortly after the turn of the 20th century, but only after shaking up the political landscape. Similarly, Better Angels wants to change the way politics is conducted today. "We'd ultimately like to bring together political leaders and everybody else," says Blankenhorn. "But beginning at ...
Paul LePage on Thursday filed a formal request for federal disaster relief funding to help offset the cost of cleaning up after a major windstorm that blasted Maine in late October. LePage asked President Donald Trump for a federal disaster relief declaration, which would make it possible for the state to ...
Potter began thinking of what hope means to varying mindsets and political viewpoints when he was interning for Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, in Washington, D.C., from January to June. "I had a community of fellow interns who really represented a wide diversity of ideas and varying political opinions from ...
Rep. Bruce Poliquin, a Republican who represents Maine's 2nd District, co-sponsored the measure. "There should be zero tolerance for this kind of behavior," he said Wednesday in a floor speech. Rep. Chellie Pingree, a Democrat who represents Maine's 1st District, also co-sponsored the resolution.
The Maine politician who infuriated rivals, hurled insults and fixed Congress ... Because of his ruthless legislative tactics, his political opponents ... It's safe to say Reed loved politics and loved serving as Speaker of the House.
The U.S. Army has named a 28-year-old Maine resident its Noncommissioned Officer of the Year. Staff Sgt. Ryan McCarthy, of Belgrade Lakes, ...

Maine's emergence as a national political hot spot -- whether for Gov. Paul LePage's combative conservatism or Senator Susan Collins's ...
With the buildup to the 2018 election in full frenzy, Maine's political spotlight is shifting away from Gov. Paul LePage to the 20 candidates and ...
In the last few weeks, there's been a lot of chatter about whether that means a big, blue wave is forming off the political coast that could ...
Bruce Poliquin of Maine's 2nd District did not respond to questions from the ... Maine's business and political leaders have often cited the lack of ...
Good morning from Augusta on Thanksgiving Eve, when we hope you're waiting for your pies to finish baking so you can get the birds into the ...
AUGUSTA, Maine -- Key cogs in Gov. Paul LePage's network -- including his top political adviser and his daughter -- will work for ...
The question appeared on the 2017 ballot as a result of a blazing-fast collection of the required 61,123 signatures of registered Maine voters.
PORTLAND, Maine -- Maine voters on Tuesday approved a measure ... By comparison, the lead political action committee established to ...
David Boyer, Maine political director of the marijuana Policy project, who was the campaign manager for the referendum, called the veto ...
Maine senators differ on possible Trump campaign collusion with Russia ... King also said the Russians are also meddling in politics in Spain and Scotland ... was widely praised across the political spectrum, to recuse himself.
Maine artists interpret the nation's unrest in 'America Now' ... on America's anxiety sown by divisions across race, class, gender and politics. ... They recruited some of Maine's best-known political artists, asking for their latest ...
She said she decided to forgo a bid for a city council seat as her first foray into politics because she believes she can instigate more change as ...
Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, following Senate policy luncheons, Oct. 17, 2017.
7 represents a new front in the pitched political battles over health care. Maine is one of 19 states whose Republican governors or legislatures ...
Visitors such as these atop Cadillac Mountain at Acadia National Park would face steep entrance fees if a federal proposal is approved.
He's a prolific fundraiser and behind-the-scenes operator in Augusta whose political action committee, Respect Maine, raised more than ...
... withdrawn his nominations of five sitting district and superior court judges who were scheduled to be confirmed Monday by the Maine Senate.
In Maine, the pro-casino Progress for Maine political action committee has enlisted the services of the same consulting firm that helped ...
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has granted Maine a waiver from enforcement of the Real ID Act until next October as the state ...
Michael Heath, former executive director of the Christian Civic League of Maine, gives a statement in Augusta.
David Boyer, Maine political director for the marijuana Policy Project, said he is disappointed in Fredette for erecting a roadblock after he and ...
The decision all but guarantees that her mark on Maine's political history will be stamped in the Senate, where she'll have served for 24 years ...
A state senator and former Cumberland County sheriff says he's joining the expanding field of Democrats that is vying to become the party's ...
In making the recommendation - which was favored by all of the task force's 21 members except longtime Maine political journalist Mal Leary ...
Shawn Moody, the businessman who made his name in politics as an independent candidate for ... I didn't have a political party to support me.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has granted Maine a reprieve from enforcement of the Real ID Act until next January as the state ...
Maine U.S. Senator Angus King tests a F-35 fighter jet flight simulator at Pratt & Whitney on Tuesday morning. The event was the latest ...
The time and location of Collins' announcement was not disclosed, but the Republican senator is in Maine this week while the Senate is in ...
As Maine's first lady, Ann LePage has been known mostly for her work ... also suggests Paul LePage has spent most of his political capital. ... not a fan of politics and he's not a politician, but rather a job-creating businessman.
The Associated Press interviewed 10 of Collins' current and former colleagues and staffers, along with Maine political observers. They said the ...
Anthem will not sell plans through the Affordable Care Act marketplace in Maine next year, the company announced Wednesday, the deadline ...
Several Maine high schools say they've never had such a hard time finding students from abroad to help fill out their classrooms. Administrators ...
His announcement Friday was publicized by Kyle Bailey, a political operative who started Maine Independents, a political action committee ...


 

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