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Olympia Snowe

Candidates Hope To Prove Snowe Isn't Inevitable In Maine

The Huffington Post | Meghan Neal | Posted 01.30.2012 | Politics

Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe hasn't lost an election in Maine for more than 30 years, but that hasn't stopped a half-dozen candidates from taking the...

Maine Bill Would Challenge Citizens United Ruling

Jon Hinck | Posted 03.25.2012 | Politics
Jon Hinck

Reversing the baleful impact of the Citizens United ruling and instituting effective election reform will not be accomplish quickly, but the longer we wait, the more entrenched these corrupting influences will become. We must act now.

Arthur Delaney

Congress, White House Cut Heating Assistance Just In Time For Winter | Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.06.2012 | Politics

Ralph Olivieri of Coventry, R.I., says he and his wife Alexis will run out of heating oil in a couple weeks after receiving roughly $400 worth courtes...

Launching the First Web Ad in Race for U.S. Senate

Jon Hinck | Posted 03.05.2012 | Politics
Jon Hinck

Entitled "Red, White and You," the ad contrasts Olympia Snowe's special interest donors with my background as advocate, attorney, and legislator.

2012 U.S. Senate Race in Maine: What Would Einstein Do?

Cynthia Dill | Posted 03.04.2012 | Politics
Cynthia Dill

Will 2012 be the year America gets it groove back, or are we going to send the same people to Washington that we have been sending for decades and hope things will change?

Uncle Sam Is Maine Woods' B.F.F.

Cynthia Dill | Posted 02.11.2012 | Green
Cynthia Dill

Maine is discovering it still has what the world wants: clean water, open space and endless vistas. Enjoyment of Maine's great outdoors is just as much a part of our heritage as logging, and offers an attractive way to diversify the economy for all residents of our great state.

Filibustering A D.C. Circuit Court Judicial Nominee

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 12.08.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- This week's Republican filibustering of judicial nominee Caitlin Halligan brought to light a whole bunch of ironies. In Slate, Dahlia...

Election 2012: Paul Ryan Endorses, Dems Cry 'Picturegate,' Tea Party Protests

The Huffington Post | Meghan Neal | Posted 12.07.2011 | Politics

As the 2012 presidential election heats up, both parties are pushing hard in congressional and gubernatorial races across the country. While Republica...

Top Republicans Back Crucial Expiring Provisions

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 11.23.2011 | Politics

Maine Republican Sens. Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins have come out in favor of extending unemployment benefits and the Social Security payroll tax c...

Amanda Terkel

Senate Women Face High Stakes In 2012 | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While a majority of people who live in the United States are women, there are only 17 of them in the U.S. Senate. And if Americans turn ...

Friday Talking Points -- Foreign Policy Issues Reappear

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It has been a big week on the foreign policy front, with the death of Libya's dictator and President Obama's announcement today that all U.S. troops would be out of Iraq by the end of this year.

Senators' Choice: Their Constituents Future or Big Telecom. Hmmm...

Art Brodsky | Posted 12.06.2011 | Technology
Art Brodsky

Regulate the Internet? Seize control? That's all nonsense, but nonsense to which our elected representatives, through the influence of the Tea Party and the big telecom companies, are willing to accede.

GOP Senator: 'I'm Embarrassed By All Of Us... I've Never Seen A Worse Congress'

Posted 10.10.2011 | Politics

Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) talked to people in Saco, Maine about the debt ceiling negotiations Wednesday, and lamented the extreme partisanship that...

Anti-Government Republicans Against Jobs, the Environment and a National Park in Maine

Cynthia Dill | Posted 10.04.2011 | Politics
Cynthia Dill

Philanthropist Roxanne Quimby wants to donate 70,000 acres of wilderness to create a new national park in Maine. So why are Republicans in the state's legislature -- and Maine's governor and U.S. senators -- opposed to it?

Sam Stein

43 GOP Senators Vow To Oppose Reid's Debt Bill | Sam Stein | Posted 09.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hours before the Senate is set to vote on Majority Leader Harry Reid's latest debt ceiling legislation, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell'...

Elise Foley

Dems To Target Lugar, Heller In 2012 Over Medicare Votes | Elise Foley | Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Bullish after a win in New York District 26 this week, top Democratic campaign chairwoman Patty Murray said Thursday Democrats are linin...

Not a Good Week for Big Oil

Carl Pope | Posted 07.20.2011 | Politics
Carl Pope

The Big Five oil companies -- Exxon-Mobil, Chevron, Shell, BP and Phillips -- may be hoping that the end of the world actually occurs on May 21. Then they can say proudly that they went out bloodied but unbowed.

Even as American Families Struggle, Oil Companies Triumph at the Pump and in Congress

Frances Beinecke | Posted 07.18.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

The oil industry's influence on the political process is holding America hostage. Rather than giving handouts to wealthy companies that endanger our coastal communities, we should be investing in the clean, 21st century technologies.

Arthur Delaney

Bipartisan Group Of Senators Targets Mortgage Servicers | Arthur Delaney | Posted 07.13.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Unimpressed by the recent efforts of state and federal regulators to rein in the mortgage servicing industry, a bipartisan group of sena...

Olympia Snowe Braces For Tea Party Challenge In Maine

AP | ANDREW MIGA | Posted 07.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Maine's Olympia Snowe has long thrived as one of the Senate's leading GOP moderates, but she has recently sided with tea partyers o...

Bill Would Limit Military Funeral Protests

Posted 06.25.2011 | Religion

By Kevin Eckstrom Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) A bipartisan group of senators has introduced a bill that would make it harder for protes...

Michael McAuliff

Senators Try To Bar Military Funeral Protests | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The controversial, gay-hating Westboro Baptist Church would be restricted from holding its inflammatory protests outside the funerals of...

Amanda Terkel

Maine Labor Interests Worry That Olympia Snowe May Tack Right For 2012 | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) has to strike a delicate balance as she seeks a fourth term, courting the right to ward off a more conserva...

Tea Party Targets Three Senators For Removal In 2012

AP | HENRY C. JACKSON and KEVIN FREKING | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — What does a longtime Republican senator with a national reputation for working well with Democrats do in the face of a potentially ...

Olympia Snowe Could Melt In 2012

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

PORTLAND, Maine — The Maine coordinator of the Tea Party Patriots says he will run against U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe in the 2012 Republican primar...