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Shark week is over, but Rep. Poliquin’s support for financial predators continues

Discovery Channel’s annual Shark Week, with wall-to-wall coverage of all things shark-related just ended, and this year consumer advocates used the programming event as inspiration to shed some light on

federal

Republicans have revealed their greatest weakness

Until 1:30AM, July 28, 2017 when Sen. John McCain joined Senators Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski in voting to kill the GOP’s latest and perhaps last meaningful attempt to repeal

Maine Center for Economic Policy

Bruce Poliquin: The Weasel of Wall Street

New statements from Rep. Bruce Poliquin on health care repeal and discrimination against transgender service members are among the most weaselly in Maine political history. This week on the Beacon

health care

Transgender Maine veterans speak out against Trump’s ban

For Danni Twomey, volunteering to join the Air Force wasn’t a difficult decision, even as the Vietnam War wound down and public support for the military was at a low

Susan Collins

Sen. Collins now says she may vote for health care repeal

In an interview with Politico on Wednesday, Maine Senator Susan Collins refused to rule out voting for a so-called “skinny repeal” of the Affordable Care Act. “I don’t know what

health care

Before Trump’s ban, Rep. Poliquin tried to strip health care from trans service members

President Donald Trump’s announcement on Twitter yesterday that transgender Americans would no longer be allowed “to serve in any capacity” in the U.S. Military came as a surprise to many,

Susan Collins

Sens. King, Collins cast initial votes against health care repeal as bill advances

Maine Senators Angus King and Susan Collins voted against a motion to proceed to debate on the GOP health care repeal bill Tuesday, which passed when Vice President Mike Pence

democracy

It’s Republican legislators, not Gov. LePage, who are blocking student debt relief

As we approach the end of a legislative session marked by some of the most intractable partisan conflict in our state’s history, a curious partnership has emerged in Augusta over

podcast

Gov. LePage will soon be out of office (finally). Here’s who’s lining up to replace him.

This week on the Beacon podcast, Taryn, Ben and Mike examine the rapidly-expanding gubernatorial field and new fundraising numbers. They also discuss the latest federal health care happenings (and why

cartoon

North Pond who? Rep. Poliquin is now Maine’s best-known hermit

We’re proud to welcome Beacon’s new cartoonist, Greg Kearney, who has some thoughts about Rep. Poliquin’s tendency to alternately scurry away from and attack his constituents.