Politics

PORTLAND, Maine - Republican Sen. Susan Collins hasn't officially announced whether she's seeking reelection. But that isn't stopping campaign dollars from pouring into Maine.

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Democratic Gov. Janet Mills of Maine says she will call lawmakers back to the State House next Monday for a special session to consider four bond proposals totaling $163 million in borrowing for the November ballot.

PORTLAND, Maine - Maine's independent senator is among a group of lawmakers calling on the Federal Communications Commission's chairman to do more to combat cellphone fraud.

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The non-partisan Cook Report, which analyzes political contests across the nation has changed its take on the 2020 Maine U.S. Senate election from “leaning Republican” to a “toss-up.”

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Maine Senator Angus King says he believes President Trump has gone too far by urging Israel to bar Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and fellow Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar from entering that country.

Maine Attorney General Aaron Frey has joined four other state attorneys general in a lawsuit challenging the Trump administration's new "public charge" rule that makes it harder for immigrants to get green cards and become citizens.

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PORTLAND, Maine - Maine's Supreme Court has upheld the suspension of a lawyer who unsuccessfully ran for district attorney last year.

State officials are talking about the status of Vermont's 2018 state law that's designed to save money on prescription drugs by allowing the importation of lower-cost drugs from Canada.

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Talks are underway in Augusta about a possible special session of the legislature in the coming weeks. Democratic Gov. Janet Mills and members of her cabinet are hoping to get multiple bond proposals to the voters in November, and they are negotiating with legislative leaders over how to make that happen.

The state commission that provides private attorneys for accused Mainers who can’t afford them says it will take its time in considering the recommendations of a critical report issued last spring.

Pete Buttigieg Will Be The First 2020 Presidential Candidate To Visit Maine

Aug 12, 2019
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Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana, will hold a “grassroots event” in Portland on Aug. 22, marking the first Maine visit by a presidential candidate ahead of the 2020 election.

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In prepared remarks following two deadly mass shootings last weekend in Texas and Ohio, President Donald Trump vowed to give federal authorities the tools they need to investigate and stop domestic terror attacks. But news reports indicate that since taking office, the president's administration has diverted resources away from the monitoring and disruption of these kinds of attacks. 

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Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins was greeted by protesters Thursday when she arrived for a campaign fundraiser in Northeast Harbor hosted by the man often described as President Donald Trump's "judge whisperer."

The organizers of three "People's Veto" initiatives say their efforts have been complicated — and potentially harmed — because of incorrect information given by the Secretary Of State's office.

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The lead campaign committee for Republican U.S. Senate candidates has deployed mobile billboards in Portland and Freeport depicting Democratic candidate Betsy Sweet as being in the company of far left politicians. The ads are actually intended to help Sweet’s campaign.

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