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Experts right, Sen. Collins wrong about Kavanaugh, Gorsuch and Roe

Back in 2018, when Justice Kennedy’s retirement opened up the second of what would be three Supreme Court seats for Donald Trump to fill, Sen. Susan Collins announced she would… Read more »

Maine’s congressional delegation brings home bacon

Earmarks are back and — as I cover Maine’s congressional delegation for the Portland Press Herald — I’ve been tracking how the requests for the Pine Tree State have progressed… Read more »

How January 6th played out through the eyes of six Mainers at the Capitol

For the first anniversary of the January 6th coup attempt in Washington, I recreated the day in the lives of six Mainers who were at the Capitol complex that day:… Read more »

Senator King’s fears for the survival of U.S democracy

Senator Angus King, I-Maine, has been one of the most outspoken members of Congress on the perilous state of the United States’s democratic system. While the Biden administration has avoided… Read more »

Where does Maine’s Congressional delegation stand on Build Back Better (and protecting voting)?

This post was first published 30 October 2021. I cover Maine’s congressional delegation for the state’s largest paper, the Portland Press Herald, and over the past week have been keeping… Read more »

9/11 Started Here, in Portland, Maine

The leader of the 9/11 hijackers, Mohamed Atta, spent his last night and the morning of September 11th on the outskirts of Portland, Maine, amid the mundane commercial sprawl of… Read more »

Rep. Golden on disrupting Democratic leader’s strategy, Afghanistan

US Rep. Jared Golden (D-ME02) is the most successful Democrat in Trumpland, having won more crossover Trump voters than any other Democrat currently in the House, this in a district… Read more »

Inside the collapse of Maine’s $35 million HR software refit

In this past week’s Maine Sunday Telegram I wrote about the collapse of the State of Maine’s $35 million effort to replace its aging and obsolete human resource management software systems,… Read more »

Exclusive: Dana Rohrabacher confirms he marched on Capitol Jan.6

In today’s print edition of the Portland Press Herald I broke the story that former U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher — a Trump ally who earned the moniker “Putin’s favorite Congressman”… Read more »

Conservation groups to sue $600 billion firm over salmon deaths at Maine dams

In Saturday’s Portland Press Herald I wrote an update on the ongoing dispute over the future of sea run fish in Maine’s Kennebec River and the survival of endangered Atlantic… Read more »