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Maine Politics

These 3 Governors Are Definitely Not Good Neighbors

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) campaigned on Monday for Rep. Mike Michaud (D-Maine), who is running to unseat Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R). Pat...

Underdog Democratic Senate Candidate To Walk 350 Miles Across Maine

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics

Shenna Bellows, the Democrat challenging Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), is going the distance to raise awareness of her Senate bid. On Sunday, Bell...

Maine Governor Disputes Claim He Discussed Hanging Democratic Leaders With Extremist Group

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics

Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) is facing questions over his decision to repeatedly meet with activists who have ties to a group the FBI and Maine law enfo...

Eric Cantor Wasn't The Only GOP Establishment Pick The Tea Party Booted Tuesday

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's (R-Va.) devastating Republican primary defeat at the hands of conservative professor David Brat sent shockwaves ac...

Dems Comes Out In Support Of Susan Collins Challenger In Maine

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee announced Tuesday that it will back Shenna Bellows, a former executive director of Maine's American Civil...

Republican Lawmaker Apologizes For Saying Men Should Be Able To Rape Women If Abortion Is Legal

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.28.2014 | Politics

A Republican state lawmaker who has been criticized by the Maine Democratic Party for his past statements about homosexuality, rape and abortion, said...

Matt Sledge

This Governor Looks Set To Reject Overdose Prevention For No Good Reason | Matt Sledge | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics

Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) appears set to oppose a bill increasing access to a lifesaving anti-overdose medication because of concerns rejected by pub...

Gay Congressman Says Coming Out Has Been Positive Experience

AP | DAVID SHARP | Posted 11.10.2013 | Politics

PORTLAND, Maine -- PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — When the intensely private Rep. Mike Michaud laid bare his private life and announced he's gay, one openly...

GOP Governor's Tough Talk Could Hurt Reelection Chances

AP | ALANNA DURKIN | Posted 10.24.2013 | Politics

AUGUSTA, Maine — Sitting in an F-35 cockpit simulator, Gov. Paul LePage joked during a photo op this month that he wanted to bomb a Portland new...

John Celock

ALEC Targeted On Yelp | John Celock | Posted 08.15.2013 | Politics

Yelp isn't just for reviewing your favorite restaurant anymore. A Democratic state lawmaker in Maine has organized people to review the American Legis...

24-Year-Old Announces Run For Congress

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics

A 24-year-old Maine state legislator has announced he's running for Congress, though he's not yet legally old enough to hold the job. For obvious reas...

GOP Governor Shuts Out Three Daily Newspapers

AP | Posted 08.18.2013 | Politics

AUGUSTA, Maine — A spokeswoman for Maine Gov. Paul LePage says the administration will no longer comment for stories published in three of Maine...

Republican Warns Against Freezing Government Employees' Pay

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.27.2013 | Politics

The finance chief for Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) is urging the state legislature to stop freezing merit pay for government workers, warning that freez...

John Celock

Possible Romney Running Mate Says IRS Gains 'Governance' Role | John Celock | Posted 07.14.2012 | Politics

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- The chairman of the Republican Governors Association said that while he'll let Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) explain comments compar...

Rogue Tweet Lands GOP Aide In Hot Water

Portland Press Herald | Posted 06.20.2012 | Politics

A junior staffer with access to U.S. Sen. Susan Collins’ Twitter account was fired Wednesday for firing off a missive about Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie...

Lessons I've Learned From Maine Clean Elections

Andy O'Brien | Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics
Andy O'Brien

Money may talk, but it shouldn't buy our democracy and here in Maine, we have proven that there's a better way.

Coming Out of the Black

Diane Russell | Posted 03.20.2012 | Technology
Diane Russell

With major websites going dark to protest SOPA, it's a good time to note that another of the nation's hottest technology issues is quickly moving from push to shove, complete with accusations of double-dealing government agencies and conflicts of interest.

Another Bad Sign for Maine

Rosa Scarcelli | Posted 06.26.2011 | Green
Rosa Scarcelli

34 years ago, Maine decided to take a road less traveled. It was a tough decision, but it has helped to cement Maine's identity as a place that takes environmental stewardship seriously.

Local Politics, Global Change: Vote Democrat

Ben Carmichael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ben Carmichael

We have not yet witnessed a nuanced debate in which climate, energy and food are discussed for what they are: independent yet interconnected national issues that must be met with local action.