By Christopher Cousins on Sept. 25, 2016, at 7 a.m.
With the chips stacked against him in his challenge of fourth-term Democratic U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, Republican Mark Holbrook is convinced there are factors lurking outside conventional wisdom that will lead to his victory.
By Gordon Weil on Sept. 24, 2016, at 7:41 a.m.
There are at least four other ways of dealing with plurality elections. They are less unusual, less complicated and more transparent. They are all less costly. And they are less dangerous to real democracy.
By Reuters on Sept. 23, 2016, at 8:15 p.m.
Most of the emails the FBI recovered during its investigation of Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email system while secretary of state will not be made available until after the Nov. 8 presidential election under a timetable set by a judge on Friday, the Wall Street Journal reported.
By Patricia Zengerle and Roberta Rampton, Reuters on Sept. 23, 2016, at 8:15 p.m.
President Barack Obama on Friday vetoed legislation allowing families of victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks to sue Saudi Arabia, which could prompt Congress to overturn his decision with a rare veto override, the first of his presidency.
By Steve Holland, Reuters on Sept. 23, 2016, at 8:13 p.m.
In an abrupt shift, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz endorsed Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Friday, saying he is the only candidate who can stop Democrat Hillary Clinton from winning the White House on Nov. 8.
By Jackie Farwell on Sept. 23, 2016, at 3:49 p.m.
Maine and 35 other states on Friday sued the maker of the opioid addiction treatment medication Suboxone.
By Targeted News Service on Sept. 23, 2016, at 2:42 p.m.
WASHINGTON — Here’s a look at how area members of Congress voted over the previous week. Along with roll call votes this week, the House also passed the GAO Mandates Revision Act, to eliminate or modify certain mandates of the Government Accountability Office; passed the Stability and Democracy for Ukraine …
By Beth Brogan on Sept. 23, 2016, at 11:48 a.m.
Bath Iron Works on Friday announced it would lay off 30 employees as part of a larger elimination of 160 positions in engineering and support areas such as human resources and finance.
STATE & CAPITOL
on Sept. 23, 2016, at 10:49 a.m.
Good morning from Augusta. Yesterday’s political story of the day was in Lewiston, where former U.S. Sen. George Mitchell was stumping with Democratic 2nd Congressional District candidate Emily Cain. That wasn’t a surprise: Mitchell, a Waterville native who rose to be Senate majority leader and czar for peace in the …
By Dave McKinney, Reuters on Sept. 23, 2016, at 10:14 a.m.
CHICAGO — When Mylan NV recruited food allergy bloggers to learn about its campaign to get allergic shock antidotes into schools, many were eager to join the maker of the EpiPens they carry in purses and stash in book bags to protect their children against potentially lethal attacks. The bloggers, …
HE SAID IT RIGHT
on Sept. 23, 2016, at 6:04 a.m.
If you don’t know what you’re going to hit — whether extended families or hunters — don’t pull the trigger.
By Alex Daugherty, McClatchy Washington Bureau on Sept. 22, 2016, at 2:55 p.m.
“People are excited to talk about how much they hate Trump, but there’s not a huge excitement about Hillary,” said Elizabeth Siyuan Lee.
STATE & CAPITOL
on Sept. 22, 2016, at 9:45 a.m.
A Politico story has us contemplating Maine having the two most powerful U.S. senators in the country.
By Christopher Cousins on Sept. 22, 2016, at 6:52 a.m.
Democratic legislative leaders hopeful of securing significant House and Senate majorities in November sought to launch a new narrative about their vision for the future of Maine.
on Sept. 22, 2016, at 6:01 a.m.
If you look at what the Cain campaign is doing right now, things look pretty desperate.
PINE TREE POLITICS
on Sept. 22, 2016, at 5:53 a.m.
The decision to keep him out of the first presidential debate is arbitrary, ridiculous and a disservice to the American republic.
STATE & CAPITOL
on Sept. 21, 2016, at 1:28 p.m.
Calling it “onerous” before it passed the House of Representatives on Wednesday, President Barack Obama’s administration issued a Wednesday veto threat of a bill proposed by U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin that would force the U.S. to disclose financial information on top Iranian officials. It’s linked to opposition from Poliquin and fellow Republicans …
STATE & CAPITOL
on Sept. 21, 2016, at 9:54 a.m.
Good morning from Augusta, where the country’s fifth-most disliked governor resides, according to the latest poll from Morning Consult. Gov. Paul LePage registered at 58 percent disapproval among Mainers in the latest survey conducted between May and September, which barely moved from the group’s past two surveys released in May 2016 and November …
on Sept. 21, 2016, at 9:13 a.m.
The issues range from social and economic reform to election reform, but all five initiatives are on the ballot for a simple reason.
By Amanda Becker and Emily Flitter, Reuters on Sept. 21, 2016, at 6:15 a.m.
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton consulted national security advisers on Tuesday after weekend bomb blasts renewed fears of domestic attacks, as Republican Donald Trump accused her of pushing policies that made the United States less safe.