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Combative Trump says he raised $5.6 million for vets, bashes media

By Emily Flitter and Jonathan Allen, Reuters on May 31, 2016, at 5:45 p.m.
NEW YORK — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Tuesday detailed $5.6 million in contributions he raised for military veterans, and staged a fiery news conference where he attacked reporters for questioning him for months about the money. Appearing at Trump Tower in Manhattan, the billionaire accused the media of …
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David Boyer (left), head of the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol, and Scott Gagnon of the group Smart Approaches to Marijuana, faced off in a forum hosted by the Maine Law Federalist Society on April 20, 2015, in Portland.

Group intensifies effort to defeat marijuana legalization in Maine

By Scott Thistle on May 31, 2016, at 5 p.m.
A new coalition aimed at defeating a November ballot question that will ask Maine voters to make marijuana legal for recreational use is growing, according to a release from a coalition leader Tuesday.
A combination photo shows U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (L) and Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump (R) in Los Angeles, California on May 5, 2016 and in Eugene, Oregon, U.S. on May 6, 2016 respectively.

How the presidential candidates’ retirement programs stack up

By Moneytips.com on May 30, 2016, at 9:55 a.m.
Here are the stances of the three major candidates on retirement issues.
A "Senate Gallery Open" sign can be seen in Augusta in this June 2015 file photo.

The stakes are high in 10 Maine Senate primaries

By Michael Shepherd on May 30, 2016, at 9:13 a.m.
The 10 Maine Senate nominations to be decided on June 14 will either alter the campaign calculus for determining control of the next Senate or pick runaway general election favorites.
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Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson gives acceptance speech during National Convention held at the Rosen Centre in Orlando, Florida, May 29, 2016.

Gary Johnson cinches Libertarian Party presidential nomination

By David Weigel, Washington Post on May 29, 2016, at 2:57 p.m.
The former New Mexico governor won the Libertarian Party’s nomination Sunday, fending off five rivals from different factions on two closely fought ballots and securing more than 55.8 percent of the vote.
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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a meeting with community leaders in Oakland, California, May 27, 2016.

Hillary Clinton just had the Worst Week in Washington

By Chris Cillizza, Washington Post on May 29, 2016, at 2:43 p.m.
Hillary Clinton initially sought to downplay the inspector general report as old news. But it was exactly what she didn’t need as she tries to close out Bernie Sanders.
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U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio speaks at a campaign rally in The Villages, Florida, March 13, 2016.

Marco Rubio warms to Donald Trump, but won’t be his vice president

By Patrick Rucker, Reuters on May 29, 2016, at 2:01 p.m.
Rubio, who clashed bitterly with Trump in the brutal race for the Republican nomination, said his policy differences with the real estate mogul were too great for him to join the ticket.
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Portland in March.

Report: Donald Trump clinches Republican presidential nomination

By Michael Finnegan, Los Angeles Times on May 26, 2016, at 10:43 a.m.
The businessman has reached the number of delegates needed to secure the party’s presidential nomination, the Associated Press reported on Thursday.
Protesters picket outside the event site before Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump begins a rally with supporters in Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S. May 24, 2016.

California Trump rally subdued in wake of chaotic New Mexico stop

By Emily Stephenson and Steve Gorman, Reuters on May 25, 2016, at 10:15 p.m.
ANAHEIM, California — Some 100 people staged a boisterous but largely peaceful demonstration outside a Southern California rally by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, at times taunting his supporters before police moved in and arrested eight people. The activists carried signs such as “Stop Nazi Trump” and “Dump Trump,” and …
York Town Clerk, Mary-Anne Szeniawski, points to areas in the office concerning absentee ballots as well as other voting material in this May 2015 file photo.

Residents demand investigation of town elections after absentee ballot snafu

By Deborah McDermott, The York Weekly on May 25, 2016, at 12:55 p.m.
“Inarguably the election was sullied. I think that’s a shame.”
Becca Small casts her vote at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor in 2015.

Maine voters have until Friday to switch parties to vote in party primaries

By Sun Journal on May 24, 2016, at 12:47 p.m.
AUGUSTA | Maine Republicans and Democrats have until Friday to switch parties if they want to vote in any primary elections set for June 14. In a news release Monday, Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap said state law requires a 15-day waiting period after a change of enrollment …
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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a fundraising event where he appeared with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, May 19, 2016.

Why Donald Trump’s sexist behavior matters

By The BDN Editorial Board on May 22, 2016, at 7:50 a.m.
Editorial: The presidency is no position for someone with such shallow, demeaning and outdated views of half the population.

Trump picks up NRA endorsement, rallies gun owners with anti-Clinton speech

By Emily Flitter, Reuters on May 20, 2016, at 8:35 p.m.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump assured gun owners on Friday he would protect their constitutional right to bear arms and eliminate gun-free zones if elected, accusing Democrat Hillary Clinton of wanting to weaken gun rights.
Former Sen. Troy Jackson (left), D-Allagash, beat current Sen. Peter Edgecomb (right) in 2010 and 2012. Edgecomb isn't running for re-election in 2016 and Jackson will face Caribou City Councilor Timothy Guerrette in the fall as his Republican opponent.

For Republicans, a tough road to hold onto Maine Senate majority

By Michael Shepherd on May 20, 2016, at 1 a.m.
The tough road for Republicans to keep a majority in the Maine Senate runs through seven Republican-held districts where party registration favors Democrats or gives Republicans a slight edge, according to a Bangor Daily News analysis.

Trump delegate indicted on weapons, child pornography charges

By Julia Harte, Reuters on May 19, 2016, at 9:26 p.m.
WASHINGTON — A Maryland man who is a delegate for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has been indicted for illegally shipping explosives, owning a machine gun and producing child pornography, the U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday. Caleb Bailey, 30, was indicted by a grand jury in U.S. District Court …
U.S. Sen. Angus King speaks during the One Life Project at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor recently.

Angus King says Donald Trump is too ‘hot, impulsive’ to lead

By Albert Hunt, Bloomberg on May 19, 2016, at 10:09 a.m.
The Maine senator told Charlie Rose that he’d worry both about the Republican candidate’s lack of strategic knowledge and his temperament.

Democrats chide Sanders after Nevada mutiny

By Doina Chiacu and Ginger Gibson, Reuters on May 18, 2016, at 8:58 p.m.
WASHINGTON — Infighting dogged the Democrats on Wednesday as Bernie Sanders’ campaign accused party leaders of bias against him and many Democrats urged Sanders to keep his supporters in check. The tensions after a chaotic weekend convention in Nevada emerged as Republicans begin to rally around their own outsider presidential …

Trump identifies 11 potential U.S. Supreme Court nominees

By Ginger Gibson and Lawrence Hurley, Reuters on May 18, 2016, at 8:57 p.m.
Presumptive Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump on Wednesday unveiled the names of 11 judges — eight men and three women, all white and all conservative — he would consider, if elected, to replace the late Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court.
Anna-Kristina Sawtelle, who is Swedish by birth and has lived all around the world, resides in York now. At the age of 80 she finally became a U.S. citizen and the May 21 town election is her first election ever.

Maine woman becomes US citizen at 80, cherishes first chance to vote on Saturday

By Deborah McDermott, The York Weekly on May 18, 2016, at 10:17 a.m.
“I always knew one day I would become a citizen. I started thinking about it years ago.”
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton greets supporters at Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky, U.S., May 16, 2016.

Clinton, Sanders split primaries in Oregon, Kentucky

By Ginger Gibson and Emily Stephenson, Reuters on May 18, 2016, at 7:53 a.m.
WASHINGTON — Democrat candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders each picked up primary wins on Tuesday in yet another demonstration of how divided the party is in the drawn-out national race to win the nomination for November’s general election. Clinton narrowly defeated Sanders in Kentucky, a state where she was …