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Canada looks to Maine’s governor to influence Trump on NAFTA

Governor Paul LePage may be seen as a lame duck here in Maine — where he’s alienated many of his legislative allies, betrayed the state’s sacrifices in the Civil War,… Read more »

Maine accidentally defunds its state digital mapping office

Belatedly, note that in Friday’s Portland Press Herald I have the odd story of Maine having accidentally defunded its state GIS office, which provides geospatial data, maps, and services to… 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 »

Bill Cohen on Watergate and today

In this week’s Maine Sunday Telegram, I talk to former US Senator and Secretary of Defense William Cohen and several of his former aides about what it was like to… Read more »

In Maine, an ALEC bill to support a rewrite the US Constitution

In yesterday’s Portland Press Herald, I have another story involving a model text from the American Legislative Exchange Council making being introduced in the Maine legislature. This one has national… Read more »

Speaking on American polarization, Brunswick, Maine, May 20

I’m pleased to be a panelist alongside Harvard University’s Theda Skocpol at the 2017 Maine League of Women Voters Convention this Saturday morning, May 20. Skocpol, a scholar who studied… Read more »