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“Putin’s Favorite Congressman” moves to Maine

Dana Rohrabacher is a surfing enthusiast, cannabis activist, and former Reagan speechwriter who once joined muhajadeeen to attack Russian targets and Afghanistan and arm wrestled a visiting bureaucrat named Vladimir… Read more »

Senate adjourned without action on election security, disappointing Maine leaders

As Senate, House, and the former special counsel all underscored that U.S. election systems are under attack by Russia and other nefarious actors, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has blocked… 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 »

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 »

Senator King warns of Russian cyber threat to 2018 midterms

Senator Angus King, I-Maine, came by the Press Herald newsroom last week for a wide-ranging, on-record conversation with myself and my colleagues about everything from the state of the immigration… Read more »

Dunlap, other top state election officials received classified briefing on threats to voter systems

The U.S. intelligence community has been warning elected officials and the public for some time now about the past, present, and future threat Russia has posed to the integrity of… 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 »

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 »