Politics

Maine Sen. Angus King says the state’s blueberry industry isn’t getting the assistance it deserves. He took to the Senate floor Wednesday to protest President Donald Trump’s trade war.

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Maine’s 1st District Democratic Rep. Chellie Pingree says the report from the House Intelligence Committee makes a case that President Donald Trump has abused his power.

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The impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump enters a new phase this week, raising the political stakes for the president and also for lawmakers like 2nd District Congressman Jared Golden of Maine.

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Members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, including Maine Sen. Angus King, are criticizing the oversight of private housing on military bases, which they say is poorly maintained.

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Earlier this month, Angela Okafor made history. She's believed to be the first immigrant and person of color elected to the Bangor City Council. Okafor's journey to elected office has required her to navigate numerous barriers in order to make a living in Maine. And now she's dedicated to supporting other immigrants in an overwhelmingly white area of the state.

PORTLAND, Maine - Maine's Republican senator is encouraging seniors to make use of a new tool provided by the Social Security Administration to report scammers.

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Penobscot County Treasurer John Hiatt has become the fourth Republican to join the primary contest in Maine’s 2nd Congressional District race.

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Congress is now back at work after the Thanksgiving recess and has a lot of work to accomplish before Christmas. Maine Public's Mal Leary spoke with Maine Sen. Angus King about the major issues to be hammered out in the next month, including a final agreement on the federal budget.

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Kate Snyder will be inaugurated Monday as Portland's third elected mayor. Snyder is a former school board chair, and has been running the Foundation for Portland Public Schools.  She says she'll focus on the same issues that people talked to her about during the campaign.

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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 are most important to Maine Democrats, according to pollsters.

Maine Public's Political Correspondent Mal Leary spoke with House Speaker Sara Gideon about taxes, the opioid crisis and, of most concern to Democrats, health care.

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Over the summer months, the issue of reforming the U.S. Supreme Court has emerged as a topic in the Democratic presidential contest, and as a cause for critics who say justices are serving too long. The four members of Maine’s Congressional Delegation are divided on a proposal to impose term limits on court appointments.

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This week: a special holiday edition of the Pulse to be thankful for.

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The Portland City Council tonight will consider proposed new rules that would limit the number of retail marijuana stores in the city to 20.

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Maine U.S. Sen. Susan Collins is lamenting the firing of U.S. Navy Secretary Richard Spencer. In a tweet sent Sunday, the Republican said Spencer's departure is "a great loss."

AUGUSTA, Maine - A former Maine chief justice said something needs to give to ensure adequate funding and representation for poor people tried for crimes in Maine.

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