Susan Collins anticipates Senate vote on same-sex marriage legislation by next week Last week, bill sponsors picked up enough GOP support to avoid a Senate filibuster of the Respect for Marriage Act. by Kevin Miller, Maine Public 23 hours agoNovember 26, 2022 Susan Collins and Angus King optimistic that elector reform bill will pass by Kevin Miller, Maine Public November 24, 2022November 24, 2022 Maine progressives ratchet up pressure for expanded paid leave by Michael Shepherd November 23, 2022November 23, 2022 How Maine’s new progressive leader will deal with Janet Mills by David Marino Jr. November 23, 2022November 23, 2022 Recounts for 2 Maine legislative races finalized by Leela Stockley Maine GOP says big election losses were out of its control by David Marino Jr. How Maine’s new top lawmakers stand out from the rest by Michael Shepherd Eric Brakey wins Maine Senate race after recount by Steve Mistler, Maine Public NATIONAL POLITICS Investigative units formed after 2020 election finding few instances of voter fraud 3 hours agoNovember 27, 2022 Emboldened Democrats push for ban on so-called assault weapons November 25, 2022November 25, 2022 Republican Lisa Murkowski wins Alaska ranked-choice runoff November 24, 2022November 24, 2022 Doubts about candidates tipped the scales in tightest races November 23, 2022November 23, 2022 Donald Trump’s long-teased 2024 bid is low key in 1st week November 23, 2022November 23, 2022 Joe Biden to extend student loan pause as court battle drags on November 22, 2022November 23, 2022 Why the Georgia Senate runoff is crucial for Democrats Republicans and Democrats are spending millions of dollars to win the Senate seat in the Dec. 6 runoff in Georgia. Susan Collins’ strange place in Maine Republican politics Maine Republicans have followed Paul LePage’s lead over Susan Collins in the past decade. That doesn’t seem likely to change now. GOP’s lackluster fundraising spurs post-election infighting The recriminations obscure a much deeper dilemma for the Republican Party. Maine’s biggest Republicans haven’t called their opponents to concede The tradition of concession calls has been waning due to growing partisanship and distrust in vote tallying, particularly among Republicans. Susan Collins says most Americans support ‘reasonable’ abortion restrictions In a wide-ranging interview, Susan Collins discussed abortion, the election outcome and what she hopes to accomplish the next two years. Donald Trump’s growing GOP challengers revive fears of 2016 repeat More Republican operatives are warning Trump critics that the only way to defeat him is to rally behind a small group of alternatives. GOP sees slight Latino vote gains despite candidate losses Republicans had placed hopes that gains among Latino voters would yield sweeping victories in the midterm elections. House GOP pushes Hunter Biden probe despite thin majority House Republicans used their first news conference after clinching the majority to discuss Hunter Biden and the Justice Department. 3 Maine legislative races going to recounts Recounts have been requested for the Auburn-area state senate seat and the House District 106 race, while a recount is expected for the southern Auburn house district race. Susan Collins says Trump’s 2024 presidential bid isn’t good for US or the GOP The Republican senator said that “we have many better candidates, and those candidates should come forth, and may the best person win,” at a Friday event. Jared Golden’s victory sets him up as a Democratic prospect for statewide office Jared Golden’s triumph on Wednesday sets him up for success if he chooses to pursue statewide office in the future. Bruce Poliquin’s message fell flat in red communities Maine’s 2nd District split the ticket this year, voting Democrat Jared Golden in as Congressman but going for Paul LePage as governor. Rachel Talbot Ross set to become 1st Black speaker of the Maine House Rachel Talbot Ross, the daughter of Maine’s first Black lawmaker, Gerald Talbot, was first elected to the Legislature in 2016. Nancy Pelosi won’t seek Democratic leadership role That makes possible a pivotal realignment of Democratic Party leadership by a new generation of leaders. Nancy Pelosi to announce ‘future plans’ after GOP wins House Nancy Pelosi’s decision to either seek another term as the Democratic leader or to step aside has been widely anticipated. Load more posts Loading… Something went wrong. Please refresh the page and/or try again.