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Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price testifies on Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Blueprint before the Committee on Appropriations at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, March 29, 2017.

I was arrested for asking Tom Price a question. I was just doing my job.

By Dan Heyman, The Washington Post on May 17, 2017, at 8:32 a.m.
The specific question I had was how the health care bill would affect victims of domestic violence. It’s an important issue, and not a simple one.
MAINELY THOUGHTS

Maine man in recovery makes it to the Today Show

on May 16, 2017, at 9:43 p.m.
The Today Show is taking a look at medical marijuana as an exit strategy for our nation’s addiction epidemic and came to Maine to see how the movement is progressing here.
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Trump’s fight against environmental protection is a threat to Maine’s economy and health

By Sharon S. Tisher and Harold W. Borns Jr. on May 16, 2017, at 9:21 a.m.
The effects of the heat-trapping blanket over our atmosphere are already marked in Maine and beyond.
KATHLEEN PARKER
A combination photo shows U.S. President Donald Trump (L) in the House of Representatives in Washington, U.S., on February 28, 2017 and FBI Director James Comey in Washington U.S. on July 7, 2016.

A Trumpian world of shifting reality

By Kathleen Parker, The Washington Post on May 16, 2017, at 7:46 a.m.
Facts aren’t facts; truth isn’t true; reality isn’t real. This is where we are.
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President Donald Trump listens to questions from the media in the Oval Office during a meeting with Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan at the White House in Washington, May 15, 2017.

This is what it looks like when the media gives Trump exactly what he wants

By Alyssa Rosenberg, The Washington Post on May 16, 2017, at 7:32 a.m.
It might have been possible for Trump to have a mutually beneficial relationship with the tabloid press in New York when he was a mere real estate developer. Now that Trump is president, there is no possible responsible way for serious journalists to behave as if Trump is their partner.
GWYNNE DYER
Demonstrators stand next to a bus burns near a protest against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro's government in Caracas, Venezuela, May 13, 2017.

Venezuela: Drifting toward civil war

By Gwynne Dyer on May 15, 2017, at 9:42 a.m.
It didn’t begin all that badly.
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Statewide teacher contract would help rural Maine

By Senator Dana Dow on May 15, 2017, at 9:06 a.m.
“We need to look at some of the systemic problems with our education funding.”
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Vice President Mike Pence speaks to reporters at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, May 10, 2017.

How the chaotic Trump news cycle confuses and misinforms the public

By Margaret Sullivan, The Washington Post on May 15, 2017, at 7:59 a.m.
Journalism has been called the first rough draft of history, but last week it felt more like an adrenaline-fueled doodle on Snapchat.
CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER
People protest in front of the White House to demand the investigation of President Donald Trump after he fired Jim Comey, director of the FBI.

Comey had to go, but this is a political ax murder

By Charles Krauthammer, The Washington Post on May 14, 2017, at 8:35 a.m.
It won’t stop the FBI investigation.
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Gov. Paul LePage, center, spoke with U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price and Kellyanne Conway, a senior adviser to President Donald Trump, as part of a round-table on the state and nation's opioid addiction crisis.

3 ways we can overcome challenges to expanding health care

By Alison Webb on May 13, 2017, at 2:01 p.m.
Only one in 10 adults who need treatment for substance use disorder actually get it, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. We can do something about this.
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A student loan should not mean a lifetime of debt. Maine lawmakers can help.

By Jody Harris on May 13, 2017, at 11:51 a.m.
“The Maine Legislature should adopt protections to safeguard our seniors and young graduates trying to pay off student loans since the federal government and the service companies they employ won’t.”
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Official Comedy III Productions  Three Stooges logo. 
L to R: Moe Howard, Curly Howard and Larry Fine.

My mom forbade watching the Three Stooges. Then they brought us closer together.

By Todd R. Nelson on May 13, 2017, at 6 a.m.
Not everyone thinks simultaneously of their mom and the Three Stooges, but I do. With great affection for both.
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With poor kids’ health at stake, LePage should trust data over ideology

on May 12, 2017, at 10 p.m.
Ideology makes for interesting table conversation, but lousy policy — especially when all available data contradicts the ideological conclusion.
CANNABIS TODAY

Singing the Blues: In Praise of the Coolest Berry

on May 12, 2017, at 8 p.m.
UNDERCOVER PORCUPINE

Maine’s second congressional district isn’t buying what the left’s selling

on May 11, 2017, at 6:43 p.m.
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Rod Rosenstein, nominee to be Deputy Attorney General, testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington March 7, 2017.

Does Justice Department have what it takes to investigate Trump?

By Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times on May 11, 2017, at 10:45 a.m.
Now that FBI Director James B. Comey is gone, the most important person in the investigation of the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia is the little-known man in the middle: Rod Rosenstein, the No. 2 official in the Justice Department.
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LePage refused to acknowledge national monument’s positive impact

By Richard Schmidt on May 11, 2017, at 9:09 a.m.
Poliquin must finally stand up, join the rest of Maine’s congressional delegation, publicly defend the monument, and ensure KWW is protected forever.
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Maine has many options to make child care more affordable.

What Maine can do to show it cares about its kids

By Rosalyn Fisher on May 11, 2017, at 8:55 a.m.
Sadly, Maine’s current policies make it more difficult for parents and child care providers to provide an enriching environment for kids.
DANA MILBANK
U.S. President Donald Trump leaves the Oval Office of the White House before his departure to New York, in Washington, U.S., May 4, 2017.

Trump, like Nixon, will fail

By Dana Milbank, The Washington Post on May 11, 2017, at 8:15 a.m.
This president may think himself unassailable, but Americans are seeing him for what he is: a tin-pot tyrant.
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President Donald Trump, former FBI Director James Comey

Tuesday night massacre: Trump is mirroring Nixon’s final days

By David Greenberg, Special to The Washington Post on May 10, 2017, at 11:20 a.m.
No presidential deed … ever rivaled any of Richard Nixon’s serial abuses of executive power in their gravity. Until now.