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Talking US news of the week on Maine Public radio, Aug 22

Earlier this afternoon, I joined an in-studio conversation about the (extensive) news of the week at Maine Public radio for their live call-in show “Maine Calling.” The discussion — including… Read more »

Trump voter fraud commission renews demand for state’s voter data — without commissioners’ approval

The vice-chair of President Donald Trump’s voter fraud commission has sent a second letter to all fifty states, renewing their demand for detailed voter registration data. But Maine secretary of… Read more »

Interior Department whistleblower is a Mainer

For Thursday’s Portland Press Herald I interviewed Joel Clement, the Department of Interior scientist and research director who wrote a fiery op-ed in Wednesday’s Washington Post alleging the Trump administration… Read more »

Sens. Collins, King warn Trump not to interfere with Mueller probe

In tomorrow’s Portland Press Herald, I have this story on Senator Susan Collins’ warning to President Trump regarding his implied threat to interfere with or fire Robert Mueller, the Justice… Read more »

After first Trump voter fraud meeting, Maine’s Dunlap keeping open mind

If you’ve been wondering what’s happening with President Donald Trump’s controversial voter fraud commission, look no further than today’s Portland Press Herald, where I cover their first meeting. Among the… Read more »

Sen. Collins opposes Senate health bill

In today’s Portland Press Herald, I report on how Maine’s U.S. Senators have reacted to the latest Republican Senate health care bill. Both oppose it in no uncertain terms, with… Read more »

Maine will partially comply with Trump election fraud commission demand

In yesterday’s Portland Press Herald, I wrote on how Maine’s secretary of state has reacted to the call by President Trump’s election fraud commission to turn over a vast array… Read more »

Sen. King, experts say not enough being done to prevent Russian attacks on state election systems

Last week I talked to Senator Angus King, I-Maine, and other experts about the Russian attacks on state electoral systems. Their message: the threat was real, it continues, and not… Read more »

Two members of Trump’s voter fraud panel want to investigate Russian hacking

In tomorrow’s Portland Press Herald, I have a story on a development President Trump probably didn’t expect. Two members of his nascent commission on voter fraud — assembled to investigate… Read more »

Maine’s senators and the Comey Hearing

The big news in Washington this week has been the public hearing in which former FBI director James Comey testified under oath about his interactions with President Donald Trump, who… Read more »