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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 »

Trump renews push to eliminate LIHEAP, Sea Grant, NEA, other programs

Last year, President Trump tried to eliminate a wide range of programs with an outsized impact in Maine, including Sea Grant, low income heating assistance, community block grants, the National… Read more »

Bill would stop states from blocking municipal broadband projects

Last year I wrote about a bill introduced in Maine’s legislature that would effectively block towns from building their own municipal high speed data networks, even when — as is… Read more »

Gov. LePage’s support for offshore drilling at odds with every New England member of Congress

This month, when the Trump administration unveiled its plan to open virtually all areas of U.S. federal waters to oil and gas exploration, most of New England’s elected leaders expressed… Read more »

Trump admin to erase voter registation data in effort to deny other voter fraud commission docs to Dunlap

The struggle over transparency at President Trump’s voter fraud commission continues even after its demise. In yesterday’s Portland Press Herald, I updated the ongoing drama between the White House and… Read more »

Trump disbands voter fraud commission, which now refuses to give Dunlap documents

President Trump this week pulled the plug on his controversial voter fraud commission, but the drama surrounding it has only escalated. Trump’s decision came on the heels of a federal… Read more »

Sen. Collins under fire from liberals, centrists after tax reform vote

Senator Collins’ support of the Republicans’ controversial tax reform bill has tarnished her reputation with liberals and centrists, experts told me for this week’s story in the Maine Sunday Telegram,… Read more »

George HW Bush’s legacy likely to survive serial groping allegations

For this week’s Maine Sunday Telegram, I asked a number of presidential scholars, biographers, and political scientists what effect they thought the serial groping allegations against former President George HW… Read more »

Facing threat to shellfish industries, Maine doing pretty much nothing

“Mayday,” the Portland Press Herald series on the effects — now and moving forward — of the rapid warming of the Gulf of Maine, came out two years ago and… Read more »