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Sinclair, “must run” commentary, and Maine’s WGME

In this week’s Maine Sunday Telegram, I write about the nation’s largest owner of local television stations, Sinclair Broadcasting Group, and the “must run” pro-Trump editorials it requires Maine’s WGME-13 to… 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 »

Maine removed major dams and river herring have returned in a big way

In this week’s Maine Sunday Telegram, I wrote about the continuing recovery of river herring — alewives and blueback erring — in Maine rivers after the removal of major dams… 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 »

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 »

Collins mum, King alarmed by Trump’s shifting explanation on Comey firing

In Friday’s Portland Press Herald, I had a follow up on how Maine’s two US Senators — both of whom sit on the committee leading the key probe into the… Read more »

Collins ok with Trump firing Comey, while King calls for him to head Senate investigation

Maine’s US Senators have a key role in the investigation of the Trump campaign’s contacts with and ties to Russia. They both sit on the senate intelligence committee, possibly the… Read more »

With rule repeal, how to keep your digital life private?

Earlier this month, President Trump signed into law a repeal of federal privacy rules preventing your internet service provider from exploiting a broad range of information about your online life… Read more »