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Chellie Pingree

This Congresswoman Wants To Make It Easier To Figure Out Food Expiration Date Labels

The Huffington Post | Paul Josephson | Posted 07.22.2016 | HuffPost Live 321


Why This Congresswoman Thinks Kids Will Lead The Food Waste Revolution

The Huffington Post | Krithika Varagur | Posted 07.18.2016 | Politics

For the congresswoman leading the fight for better laws around food waste, using up leftovers was just a way of life. “I come from New England, home...

Here's How Congress Plans To Save Food From The Trash

The Huffington Post | Casey Williams | Posted 07.18.2016 | Politics

In Congress these days, it’s all about that waste. Legislation introduced Wednesday in the Senate aims to dramatically reduce the amount of food be...

We Waste So Much Food That Congress Might Actually Do Something

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 07.18.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Republicans and Democrats have found something they might be able to agree on: Garbage is bad. That is, they agree that too much food ...

This Woman Might Not Get Into The Marines Due To A Discriminatory Tattoo Policy

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.23.2016 | Politics

Kate Pimental really, really wants to join the Marines. "I love the Marine Corps. I feel like that's where I belong," the 20-year-old from Kennebunk,...

Chellie Pingree Midterm Election Results: Democratic Incumbent Defeats GOP College Student

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) defeated Republican Isaac Misiuk in the state's 1st District Tuesday, the Associated Press reports. Pingree was firs...

Members of Congress, Farmers and Businesses Call on Obama to Fulfill Campaign Promise on GMO Labeling

Elizabeth Kucinich | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics
Elizabeth Kucinich

Although the FDA doesn't need congressional authorization in order to mandate a federal labeling standard for GMOs, federal lawmakers have become increasingly vocal on the issue.

Members Of Congress Look Back Fondly On Their Time In State Legislatures

Pew's Stateline | Melissa Maynard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

Eat Your Fruits and Veggies, Protect Your Heart, and Save Billions of Dollars in Health Care Costs

Elliott Negin | Posted 11.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Elliott Negin

Does nine servings a day sound like a heavy lift? Well, consider this: If we ate just one more serving a day -- one banana or a large carrot -- we would save $5 billion annually in health care expenditures and prevent more than 30,000 heart-related deaths.

Molly O'Toole

Ruth Moore Act of 2013 Highlights Military Sexual Assault Survivors' Struggle For Benefits | Molly O'Toole | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

Ruth Moore's career in the military began like many others: at age 18, she joined the Navy, "eager to fight" for her country. But two and a half month...

Paul Blumenthal

Dems Aim For One Unified Bill On Campaign Finance | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In an effort to show a unified front, five members of a campaign finance reform task force organized by House Democrats reintroduced thr...

GOP Lawmaker Attacked For Voting To 'Preserve Government Waste'

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 06.13.2012 | Politics

The newly minted Republican nominee for North Dakota's open U.S. Senate seat is facing criticism by his Democratic opponent for voting against cutting...

Olympia Snowe War Chest May Not Go To Next Republican Nominee

The Huffington Post | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 04.24.2012 | Politics

According to a report in the Kennebec Journal, outgoing Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) may be using her campaign cash to aid candidates of her choice ra...

Jennifer Bendery

Allen West Fundraises After Calling House Democrats Communists | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) is hoping to make some money off the fact that he said up to 81 House Democrats are members of the Communist Pa...

Let's Not Give in to Beef Industry "Slimewashing"

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 05.20.2012 | Home
Bettina Elias Siegel

The beef industry is pushing back hard in the last few days against opposition to Lean Beef Trimmings, better known as "pink slime."

Open Letter To Chellie Pingree Protests Decision To Opt Out

The Nation | Ilyse Hogue | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics

Representative Pingree, Your announcement yesterday that you will not seek the open Senate seat in Maine made my heart sink. My emotional reaction ...

Amanda Terkel

Chellie Pingree: I Won't Run For Snowe's Seat | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) will not be running for the U.S. Senate, dashing the hopes of progressives who had already been raising m...

Independent Reportedly Making Big Move In Key Senate Race | Frank Phillips and Noah Bierman | Posted 03.05.2012 | Politics

Angus King, the former independent governor of Maine, plans to announce tonight that he is running for US Senate in the race to replace retiring Olymp...

Maine Secretary Of State May Run To Replace Olympia Snowe, Despite Role Overseeing Election

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.02.2012 | Politics

On Friday, Maine Secretary of State Charles Summers became the first Republican to begin gathering signatures for the state's U.S. Senate race since S...

A New Course: Announcing Our Campaign for Congress

Jon Hinck | Posted 05.02.2012 | Politics
Jon Hinck

This is no ordinary time. There is a lot at stake, and I am ready to meet the challenges presented.

The Year of the Populist Woman

Mike Lux | Posted 05.02.2012 | Politics
Mike Lux

If all or even most of this class of women senators were to win in 2012, it would be historic, easily the highest quality group of new women senators ever. Progressives should do everything we can to rally behind them and help carry them to victory.

Ryan Grim

Progressive Favorite Chellie Pingree Likely To Run For Senate In Maine | Ryan Grim | Posted 03.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) is all but certain to make a bid for the Senate in the wake of Sen. Olympia Snowe's (R) retirement announ...

Progressives Try To Draft Chellie Pingree To Replace Snowe

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.28.2012 | Politics

A group of progressives is already trying to draft a replacement for retiring Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine). The Progressive Change Campaign Committ...

Occupy the Maine Woods!

Cynthia Dill | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics
Cynthia Dill

Angry anti-government guys calling the gift of private property for the purpose of creating a public park a "government takeover," is not going to solve Marine's welfare problem, or any other problem.

Congresswoman And Billionaire Hedge Fund Manager Tie The Knot

Posted 08.20.2011 | Politics

Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) married billionaire hedge fund manager Donald Sussman on Saturday at her home in North Haven, Maine. The small, priv...