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National & Maine News: Sen. Angus King Discusses Top National Issues; Editor Ben Bragdon Analyzes Maine News of the Month

Angus King
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The Hill Pool
Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, asks questions during the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the Department of Defense Spectrum Policy and the Impact of the Federal Communications Commission's Ligado Decision on National Security during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 6, 2020. (Greg Nash/Pool via AP)

We hear from Sen. Angus King about his current work and priorities on the national front. Then we talk with Maine news editor Ben Bragdon about the top news stories in Maine from the month of July.

Panelists:
Angus King, U.S. Senator from Maine since 2013
Ben Bragdon, editorial page editor, Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel

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