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Why was Sen. Collins so quick to believe Trump’s lie about Russia?

This week, Mainers and Americans at large bore witness to one of the most alarming political maneuvers in modern American history with President Trump’s abrupt and unprecedented firing of James

Susan Collins

LePage and Mayhew are politicizing poor kids

This week on the Beacon Podcast, Joby Thoyalil of Maine Equal Justice Partners joins Taryn and Mike to discuss the LIFT act, Gov. LePage’s missing money and his politicization of

Bruce Poliquin

Mainers deliver hundreds of pink slips to Rep. Poliquin for health care vote

More than a hundred Mainers angered and energized by Representative Bruce Poliquin’s health care repeal vote visited his office in Bangor on Wednesday to deliver 1,500 messages from Mainers written

federal

Trump officials picked a particularly bad day to visit Augusta

Kellyanne Conway, a senior advisor to President Donald Trump, and Tom Price, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, visited the Maine State House on Wednesday for a Republicans-only meeting

democracy

King, Pingree call for independent Russia investigation following Comey’s firing

Saying the move by President Donald Trup to fire FBI director James Comey “just doesn’t add up and raises more questions than it answers,” U.S. Senator Angus King called for

Maine Legislature

Bill would force LePage administration to use federal funds to fight child poverty

The percentage of Maine children living in extreme poverty has skyrocketed under Governor Paul LePage’s administration, increasing at a rate eight times higher than the national average since 2011, and

events

Health care advocates plan to deliver pink slips to Rep. Poliquin’s office

Mainers angered by Rep. Bruce Poliquin’s vote in favor of the House Republicans’ health care repeal bill last week, which is projected to cut health care for 24 million people,

health care

Rep. Poliquin voted for a bill to destroy lives and bankrupt families

Somehow, Speaker Ryan and the House Freedom Caucus have managed to make a bad bill even worse.  The current legislation continues to do almost everything that most Americans strongly oppose

Mike Michaud

The people of Maine deserved better

Yesterday was the most painful day I have ever had working in public service as I watched the GOP-controlled House callously pass a bill by just two votes that strips

health care

When the March of Dimes is coming after you, you know you took a bad vote

This week on the Beacon Podcast, Taryn and Mike talk about Rep. Bruce Poliquin voting to strip health care from more than 24 million Americans and then immediately lying about