Politics

 
Voters sign in on caucus night at Point of Grace Church on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012, in Waukee, Iowa.

‘Game on’: Santorum, Romney in dead heat

By DAVID ESPO, The Associated Press on Jan. 03, 2012, at 10:09 p.m.

Obama applauds Iowa Democrats for their help

By KEN THOMAS, The Associated Press on Jan. 03, 2012, at 9:44 p.m.
H. Edwin Young

H. Edwin Young, UMaine president, was Wisconsin chancellor during violent Vietnam protests

By By T. Rees Shapiro, The Washington Post on Jan. 03, 2012, at 8:18 p.m.
Sen. Susan Collins at the University of Maine on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012.

Susan Collins describes struggle for law to allow heavy trucks on highways

By Nick McCrea on Jan. 03, 2012, at 6:56 p.m.
POLLWAYS

Civility, professionalism, and engagement

on Jan. 03, 2012, at 3:23 p.m.
David Burns, District 32

Washington County GOP lawmaker eyes Senate seat in 2012

By Eric Russell on Jan. 03, 2012, at 3:17 p.m.

Maine lawmakers return Wednesday for 2012 session

The Associated Press on Jan. 03, 2012, at 2:54 p.m.
CAPITOL INCITE

Washington County lawmaker to seek Senate seat left vacant by termed-out president

on Jan. 03, 2012, at 2:33 p.m.
POLL QUESTION
Joseph Ponte

Prison closure would reduce firefighter head count in Washington County

By Tom Walsh on Jan. 03, 2012, at 2:32 p.m.
Gov. Paul LePage speaks at a news conference Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011, at the State House in Augusta.

Republicans say they won’t support some of LePage’s cuts to MaineCare

By Jackie Farwell on Jan. 03, 2012, at 12:52 p.m.

Efforts to ban Burmese python sales get bogged down by D.C. bureaucracy

By Curtis Morgan, McClatchy Newspapers on Jan. 03, 2012, at 5:53 a.m.
In a Jan. 25, 2007 file photo, President George W. Bush waves as he departs the White House in Washington for a trip to Missouri to speak on health care.  The eight-year Bush presidency has merited no more than a fleeting reference in the current GOP contest for the presidential nomination,

Bush years the ‘yadda yadda yadda’ period of U.S. history for GOP candidates

By BETH FOUHY, The Associated Press on Jan. 03, 2012, at 5:27 a.m.
COMMENTARY
A young Egyptian woman was beaten by the military during a recent demonstration.

Amid violence against women, a blue bra sends a powerful message

By Sally Quinn, The Washington Post on Jan. 03, 2012, at 5:17 a.m.
This person covered from head to toe demonstrated her beliefs through her choice of underwear.