By Karoun Demirjian and Sean Sullivan, The Washington Post on Jan. 23, 2017, at 6:59 p.m.
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee split along party lines Monday to endorse Rex Tillerson as the country’s next secretary of state, setting up a confirmation vote in the full Senate that is all but guaranteed to succeed.
By Ellen Wulfhorst, Reuters on Jan. 23, 2017, at 6:57 p.m.
President Donald Trump on Monday reinstated a global gag rule that bans U.S.-funded groups around the world from discussing abortion, a move that was widely expected but nonetheless dismayed women’s rights advocates.
By Patty Wight, Maine Public on Jan. 23, 2017, at 6:21 p.m.
On Monday, Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins joined U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-Louisiana, to unveil their proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act.
By Darren Fishell on Jan. 23, 2017, at 5:37 p.m.
In one of his first acts in office, President Donald Trump on Monday officially withdrew the United States from negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a free-trade deal proposed by former President Barack Obama’s administration to lower tariffs and establish new industry standards between the United States and 11 other countries.
By Kathleen Pierce on Jan. 23, 2017, at 2:02 p.m.
Psychics are paid to peer into the future, but few local clairvoyants saw this one in the tea leaves: Tucked into Gov. Paul LePage’s proposed budget is a 5.5 percent tax on psychic readings.
By Michael Shepherd on Jan. 23, 2017, at 1:30 p.m.
A $4 million signature-gathering effort that took nearly a year to complete has succeeded, letting Maine voters decide in November whether to allow a controversial developer to open a new casino in York County.
By Susan Cornwell, Reuters on Jan. 23, 2017, at 12:18 p.m.
“We really don’t know yet what the impact will be,” she said, adding that it will be difficult to assess the impact until there is a new Cabinet secretary in place in charge of health.
By Ylan Q. Mui, Washington Post on Jan. 23, 2017, at 12:08 p.m.
Trump began recasting America’s role in the global economy Monday, canceling an agreement for a sweeping trade deal with Asia as one of his first official White House actions.
By Christopher Cousins on Jan. 23, 2017, at 11:58 a.m.
Proponents of expanding Medicaid in Maine under the provisions of the federal Affordable Care Act will deliver more than 66,000 signatures to the secretary of state’s office Tuesday.
By Katie Magoun on Jan. 23, 2017, at 11:27 a.m.
From a bipartisan effort headed by Richard Nixon, the EPA was founded to protect human health and the environment for the good of current and future citizens.
By Ayesha Rascoe, Reuters on Jan. 23, 2017, at 7:22 a.m.
President Donald Trump said Sunday he plans talks soon with the leaders of Canada and Mexico to begin renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement.
By Juliet Eilperin and Sean Sullivan, The Washington Post on Jan. 22, 2017, at 3:10 p.m.
President Donald Trump’s new executive order instructing federal agencies to grant relief to constituencies affected by the Affordable Care Act has begun to reverberate throughout the nation’s health care system, injecting further uncertainty into an already unsettled insurance landscape.
By Amanda Erickson, The Washington Post on Jan. 22, 2017, at 1:30 p.m.
The plan was simple. Montrealer Sasha Dyck and some friends would drive to Washington to join the Women’s March. But when the six Canadians and two French nationals reached the border, they ran into trouble.
By John Wagner, The Washington Post on Jan. 22, 2017, at 12:44 p.m.
“The White House response is that he’s not going to release his tax returns,” Kellyanne Conway, a senior aide to the president, said. “We litigated this all through the election.”
By Nick Sambides Jr. on Jan. 22, 2017, at 11:47 a.m.
The City Council will discuss on Monday opposing one of the Trump administration’s biggest goals — the repeal of the Affordable Care Act.
By Jeff Mason and Roberta Rampton, Reuters on Jan. 22, 2017, at 8:55 a.m.
“This was the largest audience ever to witness an inauguration, period. Both in person and around the globe,” the spokesman said.
By Kathleen Pierce on Jan. 21, 2017, at 2:48 p.m.
A day after President Donald Trump took the oath of office, thousands of Mainers gathered to demonstrate that his vision of America is not theirs.
By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 21, 2017, at 12:50 p.m.
“My hope is that the incoming government will see this massive group of women uniting and see it as a sign that we are strong and will march forward.”
Senate confirms Mattis and Kelly to national security posts, but other Trump Cabinet nominees will wait
By Mike DeBonis and Karoun Demirjian, Washington Post on Jan. 21, 2017, at 11:25 a.m.
By Ashley Parker and Amy Goldstein, Washington Post on Jan. 21, 2017, at 9:36 a.m.
President Donald Trump signed an executive order late Friday giving federal agencies broad powers to unwind regulations created under the Affordable Care Act, which might include enforcement of the penalty for people who fail to carry the health insurance that the law requires of most Americans.