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The Iran deal is political, and that’s OK

The Obama administration has negotiated a complicated, far-reaching international deal regarding Iran’s access to nuclear material. Now comes the hard part: dealing with Congress. Substantively, the deal is pretty good;

organizing

Follow these Maine activists at Netroots Nation

Netroots Nation is country’s largest gathering of tech-savvy progressive activists. Held this year in Phoenix, Arizona, the conference will feature more than 120 panels and training sessions as well as

war and peace

Sen. King calls out Republicans for playing politics on Iran deal

Calling it “a vote that entails risks of war and peace, of life and death” Maine Senator Angus King spoke from the Senate floor today to ask his colleagues to

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Watch it live: White House Conference on Aging

Today, the White House will host an historic gathering on a public issue that’s vitally important to the State of Maine. The White House Conference on Aging will include discussions

Wall Street

Mainers bid good riddance to payday lender

When Lynnea Hawkins of Auburn fell behind on her electricity bill, she was forced to take out a payday loan to prevent her power from being disconnected. “I couldn’t let

human rights

Justin Chenette: How it feels to have a constitutional right to marriage

It’s an incredible feeling you get when you gain a constitutional right that your friends and family have had their whole lives and never had to think twice about. It’s

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King, Collins thanked for sponsoring anti-torture amendment

Members and staff of the Maine People’s Alliance (MPA) visited the offices of Senator Angus King in Scarborough and Senator Susan Collins in Bangor today to hand-deliver 200 messages from

war and peace

Amendment to outlaw torture backed by Collins and King passes in Senate

The Senate voted 78-21 today in favor of an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act to forbid the use of torture by the U.S. government. The amendment was sponsored