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Mainers deliver messages in pill bottles asking Sen. Collins to oppose health care repeal

On Wednesday, health care advocates delivered more than a hundred pill bottles to the office of Senator Susan Collins, each containing a personal story or message from a constituent asking

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New report: Mainers in rural communities count on Medicaid the most

A new report shows Medicaid is vital to ensure that rural Mainers and families across the nation have access to the care they need to stay healthy. The Georgetown University

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Sen. King grills Trump officials on refusal to testify

Sen. King laid down a blistering line of questions to a set of Trump administration officials appearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee today, demanding to know why NSA director Mike

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Will Rep. Poliquin vote with his financial industry donors to deregulate Wall Street?

Regulations targeting Wall Street bankers and predatory lenders could be on the chopping block this week if Republicans in Congress get their way. The House of Representatives is expected to

Chellie Pingree

Groundbreaking plan would reverse Trump’s infrastructure cuts, invest in Maine

President Donald Trump surprised political analysts when, after promising new investment in infrastructure projects across the country, his budget proposal last week instead included cuts in funding for maintaining and

Chellie Pingree

Democrats back $15 federal minimum wage, phasing out sub-minimum wage for tipped workers

Democrats in the U.S. House and Senate unveiled the latest bill to increase the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2024 and gradually raise the sub-minimum wage for

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CBO score proves Rep. Poliquin’s health care claims are 100% false

Publicly calling someone a liar is a tricky thing. Even when you catch someone saying something that is proven to be false, in order to ethically call them a liar,

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Trump budget slams Maine

“President Trump’s budget shows just how empty and cynical his campaign promises actually were,” said Maine First-District Congresswoman Chellie Pingree in response to the release of the Trump administration’s federal

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Sen. King, AARP highlight devastating effect of health care repeal on older Mainers

The health care repeal bill passed in the House with the support of Maine Second-District Congressman Bruce Poliquin would be devastating for older Mainers, especially in rural areas. At the

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What the failure to impeach LePage should teach us about Trump

This week on the Beacon podcast, Ben, Mike and Taryn discuss the fast downward spiral of the Trump administration and what Maine’s experience with our own lying, racist, power-abusing chief