Politics

A House committee has unanimously approved a bill by Democratic U.S. Rep. Jared Golden of Maine’s 2nd District to expand federal small business development centers.

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Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins of Maine says the House impeachment inquiry will likely mean that action on other important bills, including the budget, will be delayed.

Caitlin Troutman / Maine Public

Protesters gathered at Portland City Hall Sunday to recognize the one-year anniversary of Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court. Maine U.S. Sen. Susan Collins was a pivotal vote in Kavanaugh’s confirmation. Her decision to confirm the conservative justice drew ire from some of her constituents.

Irwin Gratz / Maine Public

Journalist Martin Smith is no stranger to Saudi Arabia or its key players. He had interviewed Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and met with Jamal Khashoggi several times. After Khashoggi was killed a year ago, and the crown prince implicated in the act, Smith and the PBS program Frontline decided it was time to take a closer look at Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Smith will talk about all this Friday at Colby College.

Rebecca Conley / Maine Public

We begin this week with a talk we'll call "impeachment and a tale of two Maine Politicians."

Maine Public’s Chief Political Correspondent, Mal Leary, and Statehouse Bureau Chief, Steve Mistler, spoke with Irwin Gratz about the unfolding events in Washington and two Maine Delegates' reactions.

J. Scott Applewhite / AP

Maine independent U.S. Sen. Angus King says President Donald Trump's phone call this summer with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky looks like an attempted transaction, and is worth exploring through the House impeachment inquiry.

Bernie Sanders' campaign says the Democratic presidential candidate has had a heart procedure for a blocked artery. The Vermont senator is canceling events and appearances "until further notice."

David Sharp / Associated Press

Maine's two members of the U.S. House of Representatives, both Democrats, are taking slightly different positions on the impeachment of President Donald Trump.

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Maine’s two House members and two Senators are staking out different positions on the impeachment question.

AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine residents who want to use air travel have exactly a year to bring their identification cards into compliance with Real ID laws.

Maine has a shortage of caseworkers, according to a new analysis by the state Office of Child and Family Services.

Waterville Mayor Nick Isgro To Proclaim Oct. 14 Columbus Day

Oct 1, 2019
Troy R. Bennett / Bangor Daily News

Waterville’s Republican mayor, Nick Isgro, is defying a movement to recognize the Americas’ original inhabitants with a proclamation declaring Oct. 14 as Columbus Day.

J. Scott Applewhite / Associated Press

All four members of Maine’s congressional delegation voted in support of a continuing resolution last week that funds the federal government through Nov. 21. But the measure also it delays a lot of new initiatives.

Maine Public File

This week’s viral computer attack on several state government computer servers, is by no means an isolated incident. Cyber security officials say there are hundreds of thousands of attempts to hack into state computer systems every day, and the attacks are becoming more and more sophisticated.

Andrew Harnik / Associated Press

Republican U.S. Susan Collins and independent U.S. Sen. Angus King offered measured responses to more explosive allegations that President Donald Trump abused his office for political gain and that White House officials attempted to hide it.

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