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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.

Sen. Angus King joins us from Washington, D.C., to discuss national and international stories in the news as well as his work on behalf of his constituents. We will discuss Syria, ISIS, impeachment, trade, Sen. Susan Collins, broadband, veterans’ rights and other issues affecting Mainers.

Former Secretary of Defense William Cohen says Sen. Susan Collins' reelection chances will not be affected by her position on impeaching the president, as long as she explains her decision to voters.

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At a public lecture Tuesday at the University of Maine, former Maine Senator William Cohen criticized President Trump's foreign policy strategy and said that the president's actions warrant articles of impeachment.

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Former Maine Republican Sen. William Cohen says President Donald Trump's assault on democratic institutions will intensify if he's elected to a second term.

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Maine’s two U.S. House representatives, both Democrats, say they support the proposed House rules for the next phase of the impeachment process.

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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.

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Our panel of Maine editorial page editors returns to discuss the news that made Maine headlines in September. Issues we may discuss include Maine delegation's reaction to the impeachment inquiry; the Farmington explosion; Gov. Mills speaks out at the United Nations Climate Action Summit; ranked-choice voting; lobsterman and right whales and anti-vaccination petition signatures.

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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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Maine's congressional delegation is split on the decision by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to  launch a formal impeachment inquiry of President Trump.

The U.S. House of Representatives tabled a resolution to impeach President Trump on Wednesday.

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Maine Democratic U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree says she wants Congress to continue inquiries into President Donald Trump and to "move toward an impeachment inquiry."

AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine Gov. Paul LePage says an attempt to launch an impeachment investigation amounted to "nonsense'' and "foolishness.''

The Republican issued the statement after critics failed to muster enough support to require a vote on an independent investigation that could have led to impeachment over his alleged abuse of power.

LePage was in his office Thursday afternoon after the vote. His spokeswoman said it was "business as usual.''