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St.Peter For  Bucksport Town   Council

St.Peter For Bucksport Town Council

By Stephen St.peter jr on July 19, 2017, at 8:53 a.m.
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan speaks with reporters about the forthcoming 2018 budget at the Republican National Committee in Washington, July 18, 2017.

Paul Ryan just made Trump’s agenda a lot harder to pass

By Heather Long, Washington Post on July 19, 2017, at 7:53 a.m.
Senate Republicans aren’t the only ones making life hard for President Trump.
ANALYSIS
Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton takes part in the Women for Women International Luncheon in New York City, New York, May 2, 2017.

Hillary Clinton is less popular than Trump because nobody will let the election end

By David Weigel, The Washington Post on July 19, 2017, at 6:46 a.m.
U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME)  leaves a meeting of the Senate Republican caucus for the unveiling of Senate Republicans' revamped proposal to replace Obamacare health care legislation at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on July 13, 2017.

Collins vows public will play major role in creation of new Senate health care plan

By Christopher Cousins on July 19, 2017, at 5:45 a.m.
Collins said moving development of the bill from “behind closed doors” to the public process is a change of course she welcomes.
DAVID FARMER

Poliquin keeps running from health care vote

on July 19, 2017, at 5:30 a.m.
For a professional politician – a former state treasurer and two-term congressman – Poliquin sure isn’t acting like it.
President Donald Trump shakes hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin during the their bilateral meeting at the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany July 7, 2017.

Trump had undisclosed hour-long meeting with Putin at G20 Summit

By Karen DeYoung and Philip Rucker, Washington Post on July 18, 2017, at 7:08 p.m.
Trump was alone, and Putin was attended only by his official interpreter.
Donald Trump Jr. looks out during the second round of the U.S. Women's Open golf tournament at Trump National Golf Club-New Jersey.

Eighth person in Trump Tower meeting is identified

By Rosalind S. Helderman and Tom Hamburger, Washington Post on July 18, 2017, at 6:57 p.m.
Ike Kaveladze’s presence was confirmed by Scott Balber, an attorney for Emin and Aras Agalarov, the Russian developers who hosted the Trump-owned Miss Universe pageant in 2013.

Poliquin votes in favor of tougher ozone standards

By Christopher Cousins on July 18, 2017, at 4:37 p.m.
U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin won praise from the environmental community with his announcement.
Senator Susan Collins speaks with reporters about the withdrawn Republican health care bill on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday, July 18, 2017.

Collins, 2 more GOP senators torpedo McConnell’s repeal-only plan for Obamacare

By Sean Sullivan and Juliet Eilperin, The Washington Post on July 18, 2017, at 1:59 p.m.
“Repealing without a replacement would create great uncertainty for individuals who rely on the ACA.”
President Donald Trump speaks during a "Made in America" products showcase event at the White House in Washington, July 17, 2017.

Trump suggests Republicans will let Obamacare market collapse, then rewrite health law

By Sean Sullivan and Juliet Eilperin, The Washington Post on July 18, 2017, at 10:55 a.m.
In a series of tweets, Trump blamed the demise of a months-long effort to rewrite the Affordable Care Act on Democrats “and a few Republicans,” but he suggested that the drive to overhaul the law was not completely over.
POLLWAYS

How the public, bad process and a disengaged president killed Trumpcare

on July 18, 2017, at 10:53 a.m.
STATE & CAPITOL

Former state senator becomes sixth candidate in 2018 Democratic primary for governor

on July 18, 2017, at 10:22 a.m.
Mary Mayhew, commissioner of the Department of Health and Human Services, smiles as the crowd applauds in Portland, July 29, 2014.

Cote, Mayhew post strong fundraising totals in 2018 bids to replace LePage

By Michael Shepherd on July 18, 2017, at 9:33 a.m.
The first financial filings in Maine’s 2018 gubernatorial campaign confirmed that Democrat Adam Cote and Republican Mary Mayhew are on track to run formidable campaigns to replace Gov. Paul LePage.
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan takes questions about the Senate health care bill during his weekly press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, July 13, 2017.

House GOP unveils budget plan that attaches major spending cuts to coming tax reform bill

By Mike DeBonis, The Washington Post on July 18, 2017, at 7:53 a.m.
House Budget Committee Chairwoman Diane Black, R-Tennessee, said the spending proposal is “not just a vision for our country, but a plan for action.”
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions looks during a press conference announcing the outcome of the national health care fraud takedown at the Justice Department in Washington, July 13, 2017.

Jeff Sessions wants police to take more cash from American citizens

By Christopher Ingraham, The Washington Post on July 18, 2017, at 7:02 a.m.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday said he’d be issuing a new directive this week aimed at increasing police seizures of cash and property.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks to the media about plans to repeal and replace Obamacare on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., June 27, 2017.

Senate returns with GOP agenda in flux

By Sean Sullivan and Lenny Bernstein, Washington Post on July 18, 2017, at 6:31 a.m.
Two more Senate Republicans have declared their opposition to the latest plan to overhaul the nation’s health care system, potentially ending a months-long effort to make good on a GOP promise that has defined the party for nearly a decade and been a top priority for President Donald Trump.
Rep. Drew Gattine, D-Westbrook, co-chairs the Appropriations Committee

Legislature looks to pare down $1 billion in bond proposals to $150 million allowed in budget

By Mal Leary on July 17, 2017, at 6:44 p.m.
The budget recently passed under the duress of a state shutdown includes enough money to support just $150 million a year in new bonds.
Bluenose Inn general manager Kent Leonard, right, moves some furniture to access a phone terminal as he helps Leslie Rodriques of Kingston, Jamaica, in her seasonal apartment near the Bluenose Inn in Bar Harbor Tuesday, May 20, 2008. Rodriques, a housekeeper at the inn,  is among a handful of seasonal employees participating in the U.S. H-2B program who come to the U.S. to supplement labor shortages in seasonal nonagricultural businesses.

Maine tourism industry says more foreign help better late than never

By Darren Fishell on July 17, 2017, at 3:37 p.m.
The head of Maine’s trade group for hotels and restaurants said it’s too late for much of the industry to recover its losses.
A 50-milliliter bottle of Fireball Whisky sits on the ground by Route 1 in Orland in this 2014 photo.

Maine to raise price of nips and other cheap spirits

By Steve Collins on July 17, 2017, at 3:23 p.m.
Regulators announced a new plan that would dramatically increase the price of nips as well as many other cheap bottles of spirits on Oct. 1.

Police investigating break-in at GOP senator’s Las Vegas office

By Amy B Wang, The Washington Post on July 17, 2017, at 10:52 a.m.
There was a break-in over the weekend at the Las Vegas office of U.S. Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nevada, a Republican senator who could be a critical swing vote on the GOP health care bill.