The story behind Trump’s tweet saying he was ‘glad to have helped’ end BIW dispute It was a remarkable example of the president using his platform to tout lower-level government action related to Maine. by Jessica Piper 6 hours ago6 hours ago Maine labor department doesn’t know what to do with Trump’s ‘vague’ unemployment order by Jessica Piper 11 hours ago8 hours ago Trump’s contested unemployment plan could cost Maine $8 million a week by Caitlin Andrews, Michael Shepherd and Jessica Piper August 10, 2020August 10, 2020 Out-of-staters are spending big in Maine’s Senate race by Jessica Piper August 10, 2020August 10, 2020 A Maine tribe worries about its water as it faces sovereignty fight and pandemic by Caitlin Andrews Collins, Gideon confirm 1st debate in Senate race, but spar over more meetings by Michael Shepherd BDN partners with Maine news organizations to host US Senate debate by Michael Shepherd Trump campaign opening offices in Presque Isle and Bangor by Melissa Lizotte Maine Election 2020 Sara Gideon ‘climate agenda’ endorses making US carbon neutral by 2050 by Michael Shepherd and Caitlin Andrews August 7, 2020August 7, 2020 Biden up big in Maine, Gideon maintains narrow margin over Collins in new poll by Jessica Piper August 6, 2020August 6, 2020 How misconduct allegations against men turned into ammunition in Maine’s US Senate race by Jessica Piper August 6, 2020August 6, 2020 Maine’s high court wrestles with lawsuit holding major implications for CMP corridor CMP corridor faces court test that could determine its path after a 2020 referendum NATIONAL POLITICS Trump abruptly escorted from briefing after shooting near White House 6 hours ago6 hours ago Health officials are quitting or getting fired amid outbreak 7 hours ago7 hours ago Why Joe Biden’s choice of running mate matters more than usual this year August 10, 2020August 10, 2020 Trump end run around Congress raises questions on his claims August 10, 2020August 10, 2020 States on hook for billions under Trump’s unemployment plan August 10, 2020August 10, 2020 Ohio governor’s conflicting COVID-19 tests raise backlash August 9, 2020August 9, 2020 Postal Service emerges as flash point heading into election The success of the 2020 presidential election could hinge on a most unlikely government agency: the U.S. Postal Service. Trump allows some unemployment pay, defers payroll tax Trump’s orders encroached on Congress’ control of federal spending and seemed likely to be met with legal challenges. Russia targets Biden in election-meddling effort, US intelligence says It was a striking warning from Trump’s own top intelligence officials. Virus aid talks collapse; no help expected for jobless now Often an impasse in Washington is of little consequence for the public — not so this time. Biden apologizes for comments on racial diversity among Black people A Biden adviser explained his comments as being about the diversity of political views among Latinos. Delivery delays harmful to Postal Service, Angus King says Postal workers in Portland have been instructed to prioritize Amazon packages over first-class mail. It’s a crucial day for federal coronavirus aid as Maine stares down a budget crisis The White House and Democrats are far apart on virus aid talks, and there is danger that no deal will be made. Trump bans dealings with Chinese owners of TikTok, WeChat The twin executive orders issued Thursday — one for each app — add to growing U.S.-Chinese conflict over technology and security. Commission rejects Trump push to add debate against Biden The nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates said it is committed to its existing schedule of three debates between Trump and Biden. Playing electoral defense, Trump claims Joe Biden opposes God Even for a president known for his blunt criticism, Trump’s remarks stood out and they signaled how contentious the campaign may get over the coming months. Coronavirus aid talks on brink of collapse as both sides remain ‘very far apart’ A marathon meeting in the Capitol on Thursday generated lots of recriminations but little progress on the top issues confronting negotiators. Millions in federal funding at risk if more Mainers don’t respond to 2020 census Only 55.2 percent of Maine households had responded to the survey compared to 63.1 percent of households nationally. Maine lawmakers endorse sovereignty bid in historic win for tribes, but obstacles remain On Thursday, the Legislature’s Judiciary Committee endorsed the package while splitting it into three different bills as a way to make the issues more palatable for lawmakers. Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine tests positive ahead of Trump visit Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine tested positive Thursday for the coronavirus just ahead of a planned meeting with President Donald Trump Susan Collins wrote exception that let hotel chains get coronavirus aid One beneficiary was the client of a former aide to Sen. Susan Collins who was among many lobbying her to create this special exception. Load more posts Loading… Something went wrong. Please refresh the page and/or try again.