Bruce Poliquin

Bruce Poliquin

It’s like Trumpcare was designed to hurt Maine, and Rep. Poliquin’s political future

This week on the Beacon podcast, Mike, Taryn and Ben talk health care, including the effects on Mainers of the Republican health care proposal and what a new poll tells

Bruce Poliquin

Mainers to rally for Planned Parenthood today in Portland and Lewiston

One day after Republicans in Congress introduced legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act, including a provision blocking millions of people from accessing birth control and cancer screenings through Planned

Chellie Pingree

Schmidt: They may have failed to close the Ethics Office, but don’t expect Republicans to act ethically

The first day a Congress meets is filled with so much ceremony – swearings-in, the introduction of family members and so on – that we often miss the important business

Emily Cain

Rep. Poliquin’s votes against Medicare, Social Security come back to haunt him

Max Richtman, the President and CEO of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, visited Maine last week to support Emily Cain, the Democratic challenger to Second-District Republican

Bruce Poliquin

TV ads hit Rep. Poliquin on Medicare privatization vote

New television ads airing in Maine are criticizing Second-District Republican Congressman Bruce Poliquin for voting to “end the Medicare guarantee” in favor of higher profits for insurance and drug companies.

religion

EqualityMaine blasts Rep. Poliquin for ‘demonizing’ LGBT Mainers

The participation of Maine Second-District Representative Bruce Poliquin in a forum hosted by the Christian Civic League to discuss “the homosexual/transgendered agenda,” among other topics, has drawn the ire of

Hillary Clinton

Conventions, attacks in CD2, Question 4 updates and Ben’s summer reading

Back from vacation, Ben Chin joins Mike Tipping for an action-packed podcast, with a look back at the conventions, an examination of a sexist attack in the CD2 race, updates on the minimum wage referendum and some summer reading suggestions.

health care

Poliquin prevaricates and LePage lies

This week on the Beacon Podcast, Mike and Ben discuss Rep. Bruce Poliquin’s flipping, Gov. LePage’s lying and the media’s reaction to both. Also, an ethics complaint in a Portland

human rights

Rep. Poliquin can’t explain his sneak attack on civil rights

Bruce Poliquin is “outraged”! Outraged “that political opponents or members of the press would claim or insinuate that I cast a vote due to pressure or party politics.” What vote

gender

All the latest lies from Gov. LePage and Adrienne Bennett

This week on the Beacon podcast, Ben and Mike discuss the growing movement to raise the minimum wage in states across the country, new overtime rules that will benefit tens