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Maine and the medical supply chain amid the pandemic

Everyone in the Portland Press Herald newsroom is on a full-court press to cover the pandemic and I’ve been following supply chain issues this week. In today’s paper I have… Read more »

Sinclair directs local TV stations across the country, including Maine’s WGME, to promote Trump campaign merch

Sinclair Broadcasting, the conservative Maryland-based company that’s the largest owner of local television stations in the country, this month directed its stations to publish “news articles” promoting Trump campaign merchandise…. Read more »

Maine: public records withheld by LePage may soon see light of day

Maine has a notoriously weak public records law, one lacking in meaningful enforcement provisions. The result: bad actors in state government are able to defy the intent of the law… Read more »

Mainer on Putin’s interrogation “wish list” on the Act that upset Russia

In July,  wrote about how a guy from Maine wound up on Vladimir Putin’s list of Americans he’d like turned over for interrogation, a request he made of President Trump at… Read more »

The 2018 midterms, the American Nations and Washington Monthly

I have an expanded version of my American Nations-powered analysis of the results of 2018 midterm election here in the U.S. over at Washington Monthly. Please check it out. For… Read more »

Coalition of pro-offshore oil governors is run by oil lobbying firm

Earlier this year, Maine Governor Paul LePage made a stir when he — alone among Atlantic seaboard governors and in opposition to coastal New England’s entire Congressional delegation — supported… Read more »

Mainer makes Putin’s interrogation wish list

In today’s Portland Press Herald, I have the story of how a guy from Maine wound up on Vladimir Putin’s list of Americans he’d like turned over for interrogation, a… Read more »

Sen. Collins’ stance won’t save Roe v Wade, experts say

President Donald Trump will announce his latest nomination to the Supreme Court of the United States in a few hours, a nominee who will need 51 votes to be confirmed… Read more »

For Sen. Collins, Roe v Wade won’t be a line in the sand for Supreme Court confirmation

Senator Susan Collins, considered a critical potential swing vote for those hoping to protect women’s reproductive rights in the upcoming Supreme Court confirmation process, will not be using support for… Read more »

Rep. Pingree tours child detention sites in Texas, Rep. Poliquin speaks out against practice

I’ve been covering the Maine delegation’s stance and reaction to the Trump administration’s separation of migrant children from their families and the effort to reunify them for the Portland Press… Read more »