federal

Donald Trump

Donald Trump would roll back immigrant rights to before the Civil War

Donald Trump has a new variation on his campaign theme of petulant xenophobia, and it has left some rival GOP presidential hopefuls scrambling to catch up, while others boast that

federal

Democrats protest Rep. Poliquin’s vote to cut Pell grants for poor students

On Monday, Maine Democrats once again made an issue of Second-District Representative Bruce Poliquin’s vote for the House Republican budget plan, this time highlighting a part of the legislation that

federal

Will Congress undo 50 years of progress on voting rights?

Last week, the Voting Rights Act (VRA) of 1965, one of the most consequential pieces of legislation in U.S. history, turned 50. It’s not in great health, but it’s alive,

federal

EPA’s Clean Power Plan will help 800,000 Mainers breath easier

The air is often dangerous to breathe for 44 percent of Americans, according to a new report – and for Mainers who live in what’s known as the tailpipe of

health care

No more picking potatoes to pay for childbirth

I will never forget one day when was in my late 20s, expecting my first baby. I happened to be alone with my grandmother in her tiny, gleaming kitchen. She

Wall Street

Maine Democrats protest Rep. Poliquin’s vote to privatize Medicare

Maine Democratic Party Executive Director Jeremy Kennedy and a group of party activists delivered a report card to the Bangor office of Republican Congressman Bruce Poliquin on Tuesday, giving him

reproductive freedom

Sen. King stands with Planned Parenthood in speech from Senate floor

While Senator Susan Collins is receiving criticism for her vote to defund Planned Parenthood on Monday, Maine’s junior senator, independent Angus King, has made his position clear in favor of

federal

Sen. Collins criticized for vote to defund Planned Parenthood

Maine Senator Susan Collins is garnering local and national attention for her vote yesterday in favor of an unsuccessful effort to strip public funding from Planned Parenthood clinics across the

federal

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;

federal

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