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The U.S Senate is taking up budget bills this week that include funding for marine resources programs at the University of Maine.

Maine’s two senators both say that President Donald Trump’s decision to pull U.S. troops from the Syrian border and open the door for Turkey to launch an offensive against Kurds in northern Syria was a mistake.

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As the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump slogs forward, Maine Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins faces a big dilemma — again.

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Although Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins of Maine has been careful not to talk about some of the detailed information being made public during the House impeachment inquiry, she is critical of President Donald Trump’s public call for the governments of Ukraine and China to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son.

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Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins of Maine says the House impeachment inquiry will likely mean that action on other important bills, including the budget, will be delayed.

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U.S. Sen. Susan Collins joins us to discuss the top issues affecting our state, nation and world.


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With 17 months to go before the 2020 election, Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins has already amassed more campaign cash than she did in three of her previous four congressional contests.

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The Maine Republican Party is pressuring U.S. Sen. Susan Collins to approve President Donald Trump’s wall along the southern border, a request that’s at odds with the Republican Senator’s expressed desire to end the partial federal government shutdown first.

Federal legislation designed to help protect amateur athletes from sexual abuse is on its way to President Trump for his signature. The bill, authored by Maine Republican Senator Susan Collins and California Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein, passed unanimously today in the Senate. Monday night the House passed it on a vote of 406 to 3.

Collins says that, "Amateur athletic governing bodies, like U.S.A. Gymnastics and other U.S. Olympic organizations, will now be required to immediately report every allegation of sexual abuse to the proper authorities."

Month in Review

Oct 31, 2017
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Our panel of editorial page editors reviews the news that made Maine headlines in October. Some of the stories we’ll discuss  include:  Susan Collin’s decision not to run for governor, Governor LePage and his off-again, on-again judicial nominations, and proposed fee hikes at national parks.

Guests:  Greg Kesich, editorial page editor for the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram

The Month in Review

Sep 27, 2017
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Our panel discusses the events that dominated Maine news during the month of September.

Guests: Greg Kesich, editorial page editor for the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram

Ben Bragdon, the editorial page editor for the Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel

Susan Young, Editorial Page Editor for the Bangor Daily News

Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins says she's open to requesting President Donald Trump's tax returns if the documents are necessary to complete an ongoing probe into Russia's alleged interference in the November election. 

Collins was asked during the Maine Public call in program Maine Calling if she would support subpoenaing the president's tax returns. Collins at first said she wasn't sure such a request would be necessary, but added, "If it's necessary to get the answers then I suspect we would."

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The New York Times and other newspapers have picked up on speculation that U.S. Sen. Susan Collins of Maine might be considered as a running mate for GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump. For her part, Collins has doubts.

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AUGUSTA, Maine — For months politicians on both sides of the aisle have speculated that Republican Senator Susan Collins may have eyes on the Blaine House three years from now, when Gov. Paul LePage's second term comes to an end.

BANGOR, Maine - Maine Sen. Susan Collins has joined those making an early endorsement in the GOP race for president.  Collins told MPBN News she is supporting former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.

“I have recently made a decision after talking extensively with Jeb Bush that I am going to endorse him for president," Collins said at an event in Bangor.

Collins says Bush has the executive experience as a former governor, something she says is needed by any candidate for president. She says Bush is best equipped to face the many problems a president needs to deal with.

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