Politics

 

Democratic leaders push gun bills after mass shooting in Colo.

By DON THOMPSON, The Associated Press on Aug. 16, 2012, at 10:15 p.m.
Ron Spear gathers a plate of Chick-fil-A food from the Knox-Lincoln County Tea Party held Thursday evening in Warren.

Midcoast Tea Party group enjoys Chick-fil-A feast brought from Mass., talks politics

By Stephen Betts on Aug. 16, 2012, at 9:23 p.m.

Opponents of Pa. voter ID law vow to continue battle

By Laura Olson, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Aug. 16, 2012, at 7:58 p.m.
Congresswoman Chellie Pingree discusses the increase in frequency and intensity of rain and snowstorms described in a new Environment Maine report Tuesday, July 31, 2012, during a news conference at Portland City Hall.

Pingree discloses finances; GOP rips ties to China businesses

By Robert Long on Aug. 16, 2012, at 7:43 p.m.

DOT denies wrongdoing in soliciting bids for east-west highway study

By Christopher Cousins on Aug. 16, 2012, at 7:39 p.m.
The department followed the same process it has used dozens of times when it issued a request for proposals related to the proposed east-west highway project.

Mitt Romney: I’ve paid at least 13% tax rate each of past 10 years

By Philip Rucker and Rosalind S. Helderman, The Washington Post on Aug. 16, 2012, at 7:39 p.m.
VIDEO
Maine Republican U.S. Senate candidate Charlie Summers speaks at Fusion's monthly Noontime Network luncheon at Wellman Commons in Bangor Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012.

Charlie Summers touts his small-business experience in Bangor talk

By Andrew Neff on Aug. 16, 2012, at 7:26 p.m.

Rockland House candidate defends residency

By Stephen Betts on Aug. 16, 2012, at 5:02 p.m.
CAPITOL INCITE

Snowe airs displeasure with GOP, Cynthia Dill agrees

on Aug. 16, 2012, at 4:29 p.m.
POLL QUESTION
Gov. Paul LePage

LePage refuses to say why he is planning special legislative session

By Matthew Stone on Aug. 16, 2012, at 3:20 p.m.

Help me, Cynthia Dill, you’re my only hope

on Aug. 16, 2012, at 1:26 p.m.
A motorist and her dog wait for change at a toll booth, Thursday, July 19, 2012, in Biddeford, Maine.

Maine Turnpike Authority board approves toll hikes

By Scott Thistle on Aug. 16, 2012, at 10:49 a.m.
POLLWAYS

What is LePage’s secret plan? Clues from other tea party governors

on Aug. 16, 2012, at 10:36 a.m.
U.S. Senate candidate Charlie Summers holds a press conference with Rob Engstrom, political director for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, at Quirk Auto Park in Bangor on Tuesday to announce the Chamber's endorsement of Summers.

Maine small business group tells U.S. Chamber: ‘Go back to Washington’

By Scott Thistle on Aug. 16, 2012, at 9:34 a.m.
MIKE TIPPING

Recording reveals LePage has plan to call special session to push through legislation

on Aug. 16, 2012, at 9:21 a.m.

Mass. lawmakers join Maine in urging fisheries disaster declaration

By Richard Gaines, Gloucester Daily Times on Aug. 16, 2012, at 6:01 a.m.
The commercial fishing industry has consolidated at an accelerating pace, with higher landings and gross revenues for fewer boats and a lesser number of crew members.