By Michael Shepherd on Feb. 19, 2017, at 7:55 a.m.
Maine’s legislative ethics law seems clear but has been interpreted broadly, and that may be necessary to get good candidates to run for office.
By Jeff Mason, Reuters on Feb. 18, 2017, at 8:41 a.m.
President Donald Trump promised to boost U.S. manufacturing and punish companies for moving jobs overseas during a visit on Friday to a South Carolina Boeing Co plant to celebrate the unveiling of its latest Dreamliner jet.
By Bob Levey, The Washington Post on Feb. 18, 2017, at 8:17 a.m.
Former U.S. Rep. Robert H. Michel of Illinois, a conservative Republican and genial politician who served as House minority leader for 14 years — a tenure marked, toward the end, by partisan rancor and intraparty warfare stoked by his firebrand successor, Newt Gingrich — died Feb. 17 at a hospital in Arlington, Virginia. He was 93.
By David Nakamura, The Washington Post on Feb. 18, 2017, at 7:56 a.m.
Trump has been vague about his goals and how to achieve them and his aides have struggled to interpret his orders.
By Nick Sambides Jr. on Feb. 18, 2017, at 1 a.m.
The state’s sole passenger rail service has been a slow-blooming flower. The Amtrak Downeaster train began in December 2001 as a tourist attraction, running between Boston and Portland, but it has grown steadily.
By Dave Sherwood, Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting on Feb. 17, 2017, at 4:27 p.m.
The Legislature’s Government Oversight Committee voted unanimously Friday to launch a preliminary inquiry into Maine PowerOptions.
By Targeted News Service on Feb. 17, 2017, at 2:48 p.m.
Here’s a look at how area members of Congress voted over the previous week.
By Brady Dennis, The Washington Post on Feb. 17, 2017, at 1:50 p.m.
Scott Pruitt has spent years suing the Environmental Protection Agency over its efforts to regulate various forms of pollution.
By Margaret Talev, Bloomberg on Feb. 17, 2017, at 1:41 p.m.
A Homeland Security Department official said the memo was an early idea that was never seriously considered.
By Christopher Cousins and Michael Shepherd, BDN Staff on Feb. 17, 2017, at 11:33 a.m.
Gov. LePage’s administration asked the USDA on Friday to OK banning soft drink and candy purchases with food stamps.
By Fred Bever, Maine Public on Feb. 17, 2017, at 10:36 a.m.
A federal judge in Bangor has thrown out a lawsuit claiming that state and federal wildlife officials were failing to protect the threatened Canada Lynx as required by the Endangered Species Act.
By Darren Fishell on Feb. 17, 2017, at 10 a.m.
“If [a government] ministry can reverse or remove the decision, then the investors will say why would we ever invest here?” Tom Welch said. “People are going to put money where they see predictability and a higher value for cost recovery. And if you don’t have those two things, then you’re going to get an inadequate system. End of story.”
By Jake Bleiberg on Feb. 17, 2017, at 7:58 a.m.
Lockman’s supporters and detractors intermittently booed and baited each other throughout the hour-long event.
By Beth Brogan on Feb. 17, 2017, at 6:17 a.m.
A Lewiston-based anti-LGBT organization leading an effort to remove protections from discrimination based on sexual orientation from the Maine Human Rights Act has been identified as a hate group in the 2016 Hate Map released Wednesday by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
By Richard Cowan and David Morgan, Reuters on Feb. 17, 2017, at 6:08 a.m.
President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress said Thursday that they will soon unveil plans to repeal and replace Obamacare, providing a timeframe for a legislative goal they have struggled with for weeks.
By Reuters on Feb. 17, 2017, at 6:08 a.m.
President Donald Trump’s choice for national security adviser, retired Vice Adm. Robert Harward, has turned down the offer, a senior White House official said Thursday.
HE SAID IT RIGHT
on Feb. 17, 2017, at 6:05 a.m.
You can’t stick your left foot into a Maine residency to vote, only to pull it back out to keep your car registered in New Hampshire.
By Ashley Parker and John Wagner, The Washington Post on Feb. 17, 2017, at 6:05 a.m.
“To be honest, I inherited a mess,” Trump said, in a news conference that lasted more than an hour and was at times rambling, combative and pointed. “It’s a mess. At home and abroad, a mess. Jobs are pouring out of the country.”
By Judy Harrison on Feb. 16, 2017, at 6:18 p.m.
“Nothing is more expensive than allowing our state to sink further into the horror and sadness of an addiction crisis.”
By Dan Levine, Reuters on Feb. 16, 2017, at 3:05 p.m.
“We can tailor the order to that decision and get just about everything, in some ways more.”