Politics

Maine independent U.S. Sen. Angus King says President Trump's decision to kill Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani has already strengthened the Iranian regime.

Ed Morin / Maine Public file

Democratic U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree of Maine’s 1st District says Congress should place further restraints on the power of a president to conduct war.

AUGUSTA, Maine - MaineHousing has awarded contracts for senior housing that were held up for years because former Republican Gov. Paul LePage declined to sign off on the voter-approved bonds.

LEWISTON, Maine - Former Republican Gov. Paul LePage of Maine won't be voting in Maine's presidential primaries on March 3.

Mainers Must Wait Or Head To New Hampshire For Presidential Attention In 2020

Jan 6, 2020
Troy R. Bennett / Bangor Daily News

PORTSMOUTH, New Hampshire — In this border city at the end of 2019, siblings Matthew and Cassandra Bickerstaff of York stood at the back of a crowd, straining to catch a sight of Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang give a stump speech in a small bar.

J. Scott Applewhite / Associated Press

Maine U.S. Sen. Angus King says the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump must be centered around collecting facts.

Rebecca Conley / Maine Public

This week, on Maine’s Political Pulse, the politics team looks at what's on the table during the next Legislative Session and the most recent news surrounding Sen. Collins and the upcoming impeachment trial of President Trump. Jennifer Mitchell is in hosting this week for Irwin Gratz. She spoke with Maine Public’s Mal Leary and Steve Mistler.

Michael Shepherd / Bangor Daily News

AUGUSTA, Maine — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Ross LaJeunesse advocated for stronger regulation of big technology companies after speaking for the first time to The Washington Post about human-rights concerns he had during his time at Google.

Fred Bever / Maine Public

Gov. Janet Mills says her administration can point to scores of accomplishments in 2019, from Medicaid expansion to establishing a climate change council and battling the opioid crisis. But she says her most important achievement has been a move to a more collaborative approach to governing.

Linda Coan O'Kresik / Bangor Daily News

It’s been just shy of a year since Aaron Frey went from being a state legislator and criminal defense lawyer in Bangor to managing one of the largest law firms in the state with more than 115 lawyers and 80 support staff.

Andrew Harnik / AP Photo

U.S. Sen. Susan Collins is one of the few members of the Senate to have already participated in a trial of a president for removal from office. Collins spoke with Maine Public’s senior political reporter Mal Leary about the impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton and why it should serve as the model for the upcoming trial of President Donald Trump.

Maine’s Republican senator says a bill designed to protect animals by cutting down on illegal wildlife trafficking and poaching has been signed into law.

Maine Gov. Janet Mills has ordered flags lowered to half-staff at the State House and in Brewer on Monday to honor former state Rep. Archie Verow.

Jacquelyn Martin / Associated Press

Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins of Maine has said little publicly about the upcoming Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. But pressure is mounting for Collins to take a public position on whether to remove the president from office, and to use her political leverage to ensure a fair trial.

Courtesy Bre Kidman for Maine campaign

There are currently four Democrats in Maine seeking their party's nomination in next year's U.S. Senate race. In recent weeks, Maine Public has talked with each of them about the issues that pollsters have identified as being most important.

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