By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 19, 2017, at 7:55 p.m.
A marching band from a small Maine town received some time in the national spotlight Thursday afternoon when it performed as part of the celebration leading up to the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump in Washington, D.C.
By Ayesha Rascoe and Julia Edwards Ainsley, Reuters on Jan. 19, 2017, at 6:42 p.m.
Donald Trump is preparing to sign executive actions on his first day in the White House on Friday to take the opening steps to crack down on immigration, build a wall on the U.S.-Mexican border and roll back outgoing President Barack Obama’s policies.
By Eric M. Johnson and Jon Herskovitz, Reuters on Dec. 19, 2016, at 7:07 p.m.
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By Christopher Cousins on Dec. 19, 2016, at 5:35 p.m.
During Maine’s Electoral College voting Monday afternoon at the State House, Bright cast a secret-ballot vote for Sanders but was ruled out of order by Maine Electoral College President Betty Johnson.
By Steve Mistler, Maine Public on Dec. 15, 2016, at 7:41 p.m.
Maine lawmakers could soon join an effort to force presidential candidates to release their tax returns.
By Darren Fishell on Dec. 14, 2016, at 5:53 p.m.
About 23,940 ballots came in blank, according to official results published by the Maine secretary of state’s office.
By Philip Bump, Washington Post on Dec. 14, 2016, at 2:55 p.m.
It is clear that people deciding on one candidate or another instead of skipping the presidential race could have made the difference in the election.
By Bryn Stole, Reuters on Dec. 12, 2016, at 1:50 p.m.
Republican John Neely Kennedy, a candidate for the U.S. Senate, won a runoff election in Louisiana on Saturday against Democrat Foster Campbell in a race that gives the Republicans a 52-seat majority in the chamber.
By Richard Ogle on Dec. 05, 2016, at 1:18 p.m.
Alone among all the candidates, Trump grasped the bitter resentment that political privileging of minorities would produce.
By David DeKok, Reuters on Dec. 04, 2016, at 8:29 a.m.
Stein said she planned to announce “the next step” in the recount effort Monday at a previously scheduled news conference at Trump Tower in New York City.
By Michael Shepherd on Dec. 01, 2016, at 2:11 p.m.
“I think the integrity of the election is absolutely not in question,” Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap said. “I’ve asserted that a hundred times, and I’ll assert it another hundred times.”
By Craig Timberg, The Washington Post on Nov. 30, 2016, at 10:05 p.m.
Congressional negotiators approved an initiative to track and combat foreign propaganda amid growing concerns that Russian efforts to spread “fake news” threaten U.S. national security.
By Ian Simpson and Roberta Rampton, Reuters on Nov. 27, 2016, at 9:05 a.m.
The voting margins make it highly unlikely any recounts would end up giving Clinton a win in all three states, which would be needed for the overall election result to change.
By Michael Shepherd on Nov. 26, 2016, at 1 a.m.
The Republican insurgency into rural Maine during the era of Gov. Paul LePage may not wane when he leaves office in 2018.
By Daniel Trotta, Reuters on Nov. 23, 2016, at 6:35 a.m.
North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory announced on Tuesday he has officially requested a recount of votes from the Nov. 8 election with official results showing him trailing his Democratic challenger, Attorney General Roy Cooper, by one-tenth of a point.
By Roberta Rampton, Reuters on Nov. 22, 2016, at 6:13 p.m.
President-elect Donald Trump said Tuesday he was keeping an open mind on whether to pull out of a landmark international accord to fight climate change, in a softening of his stance toward global warming.
By Melissa Fares and Emily Stephenson, Reuters on Nov. 21, 2016, at 5:41 p.m.
President-elect Donald Trump met with a stream of Cabinet hopefuls at his Manhattan office tower on Monday, but made no further announcements, keeping candidates and the public guessing about the shape of the administration that will take over on Jan. 20.
By Steve Collins, Sun Journal on Nov. 21, 2016, at 4:35 p.m.
Republican U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin, who won a second term with 55 percent of the vote, ran fewer ads overall than his Democratic challenger, Emily Cain.
By Andreas Rinke and Madeline Chambers, Reuters on Nov. 20, 2016, at 1:56 p.m.
Despite a voter backlash over her open-door migrant policy, the 62-year-old conservative said she would stand again in the September election, ending months of speculation over her decision.