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Friday Talking Points -- Double Standards and Hypocrisy

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.29.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We're going to begin today with a rather loaded question: How much attention do you think the media should be paying towards a presidential nominee who is right now getting 13 to 15 percent support in public opinion polls of their party's voters?

Political Threats to the Health of Children

Bruce Lesley | Posted 05.24.2015 | Politics
Bruce Lesley

Although both Democrats and Republicans in Congress have introduced bills and proposals about how best to proceed, we live in an era where money and politics take precedence and the question of doing what is "in the best interest of children" is far too often forgotten or ignored. That must end.

What Will It Take to Make a Woman President?: Sheryl Sandberg, Nancy Pelosi, Olympia Snowe and Others Weigh In

Marianne Schnall | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics
Marianne Schnall

Many other nations have elected women presidents so why not the U.S.? What will it take to chart the conditions to achieve that milestone?

Snowe Launches New Effort

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics

Former Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) is joining with Main Street Advocacy and its affiliated super PAC, Defending Main Street, to raise and spend $8 mi...

In 2014 Elections, Republicans Must Decide How To Use Obama

The New York Times | Jeremy Peters | Posted 05.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — His name won’t be on any ballot in 2014. Or ever again, for that matter. But plenty of Republicans are still eager to wage a midte...

Former GOP Senator: Republicans Need To 'Rethink Their Approach'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 05.28.2013 | Politics

Former Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) said Tuesday that the Republican Party needs to rethink its approach and agreed with former Senate Majority Leader...

Ryan Grim

Harry Reid Punts Key Vote To July, Setting Up Filibuster Fight | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The likelihood of a knockdown fight over the filibuster this summer increased on Tuesday as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) p...

Jennifer Bendery

Ex-Senator Laments 'Unfair' FAA Budget Fix | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) said Monday it was wrong of lawmakers to unanimously pass legislation last month to ease the effects...

Fifth Annual Meningitis Gala Honors NASCAR Driving Philanthropist

Jim Luce | Posted 07.07.2013 | New York
Jim Luce

The National Meningitis Association gala (NMA) Give Kids a Shot, held recently at the New York Athletic Club, attracted people from all over the natio...

Obama To Olympia Snowe: 'You Could Be A Modern Day Joan Of Arc'

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Sen. Olympia Snowe's (R-Maine) new book is a paean to the need for civility in government, with entire sections focused to rules ...

'Frustrating,' 'Exclusionary' Messages Hinder GOP Divide

AP | BILL BARROW | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics

ATLANTA -- National Republican leaders made waves recently with a dim view of the party's future if it fails to expand its core support beyond white m...

Snowe Comes Out For Gay Marriage ... After Leaving Office

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 04.05.2013 | Politics

Former Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) said Friday that she supports gay marriage, despite a long history of declining to state her position while in off...

Amanda Terkel

112th Congress To Make History As Most Unproductive Since 1940s | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As 2012 comes to a close, the 112th Congress is set to go down in American history as the most unproductive session since the 1940s. ...

'Holy Catfish': Maine Residents React To Senate Surprise

AP | DAVID SHARP | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics

PORTLAND, Maine — Maine has always been proud of the commodities it claims as homegrown, among them Stephen King, L.L. Bean, lobster, and a host...

Maine Women Flex Voting Muscle in Key U.S. Senatorial Race

Kathie McClure | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics
Kathie McClure

Unlike poor Jim Lehrer in the Obama-Romney debate, moderator Anne Schink brooked no misbehavior from five candidates vying for Olympia Snowe's open Senate seat at the Maine Women's Policy Center's Forum on issues affecting Maine's women and girls.

Independent Roils Vital Senate Race

AP | ANDREW MIGA | Posted 10.06.2012 | Politics

BATH, Maine -- With his wispy gray-blond hair and moustache, independent Senate candidate Angus King is a familiar face to the Bath Iron Works shipyar...

Amanda Terkel

Politics Turned Upside-Down In Maine's Senate Race | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- No Senate race this election cycle is more confusing than Maine's. With Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) retiring, three candidates -- In...

WATCH: Leslie Knope Meets Her Senator Role Models

Posted 09.19.2012 | TV

When Leslie Knope goes to Washington, she'll be meeting two of her heroes: Senators Barbara Boxer and Olympia Snowe. Flustered at a D.C. party (and...

The Case Obama Needs Progressives to Make Against Republican Convention Attacks

Adam Green | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics
Adam Green

Due to Republican obstruction, the stimulus that passed was not even the Obama stimulus vision. It was larded up with corporate tax cuts and other unpopular Republicans ideas that Republicans now gleefully peg to Obama.

Not Your Daddy's GOP

Michael Keegan | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics
Michael Keegan

The Olympic Games are winding to a close, but the biennial -- and increasingly competitive -- contest to be the craziest GOP congressional candidate is going strong.

'Parks And Rec' Takes Over Washington

Posted 07.27.2012 | TV

Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) is climbing the political ladder. Poehler and the rest of the "Parks and Recreation" cast headed to Washington, DC last...

John McCain, Barbara Boxer To Star In Episode Of 'Parks And Recreation'

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 07.21.2012 | TV

The hit NBC comedy "Parks and Recreation" is rolling in some some A-list celebrities for cameos once the show resumes this fall -- and they're not jus...

These Senators Were for Disclosure Before They Were Against It

The Sunlight Foundation | Posted 09.15.2012 | Politics
The Sunlight Foundation

Several Republican senators, including Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (KY), the DISCLOSE Act's most ardent opponent, have spoken in favor of disclosure in the past.

Senator Set To Cross Major Voting Milestone

AP | DAVID SHARP | Posted 09.07.2012 | Politics

PORTLAND, Maine — Sen. Susan Collins has gone to great lengths to preserve her unbroken voting streak in Washington. On one occasion, it meant ...

Why Republicans Punishing a Rep for Saying "Vagina" Matters

Mitchell Bard | Posted 06.17.2012 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

It makes one wonder: Would the Michigan Republican leadership have banned a male conservative representative for using the term "vagina" in the debate? Somehow I doubt it.