Tag Archives: Angus King

A King in Afghanistan, a possible shift in the polls, and 7 stories you need to read

U.S. Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, in a Blackhawk helicopter flying over Kabul during a two-day trip last weekend. Photo courtesy King's Senate office.

Maine’s junior senator, independent Angus King, was among the first members of Congress to meet with Afghanistan’s newly elected government this weekend during a six-day trip to to India and the Middle East. King was joined on the trip by U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Virginia. Both senators are members of the Senate Intelligence Committee, and Kaine […]

Bruce Poliquin’s Tea Party conundrum, plus 7 stories you need to read

The latest salvo by Democrats against the Republican candidate in the 2nd Congressional District, Bruce Poliquin, came in an email yesterday, when Democratic Party officials again linked Poliquin to the Tea Party movement. The “is he or isn’t he?” question about Poliquin’s relationship with the Tea Party has simmered since he won his party’s primary […]

Maine’s slow Internet stands between you, jobs and kittens dancing to tuba music

How fast are Internet speeds in Maine? I’ll wait while the rest of this page loads. Ready? OK. An internet service provider called Broadview Networks published a national map earlier this week that shows Maine in general has some of the slowest Internet speeds in the country and is at the bottom of the pack in […]

New poll: LePage, Michaud margin still razor thin, and 7 stories you need to read

A new statewide poll by the Maine People’s Resource Center shows the race for the Blaine House still a dead heat between incumbent Republican Gov. Paul LePage and his Democratic challenger, U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud.

Michaud joins Hobby Lobby overturn effort; Legislative Dems blast LePage; $820,000 en route for worker training

On Wednesday I reported that Rep. Chellie Pingree, is among numerous congressional Democrats who are sponsoring an attempt to reverse last week’s controversial and split Supreme Court decision in the Hobby Lobby case. Democratic Rep. Mike Michaud is now on board as a co-sponsor, too. “This legislation prohibits for-profit corporations from denying women specific healthcare items […]

Angus King downplays reports that he might caucus with the GOP after the election, but doesn’t rule it out

Independent Maine Sen. Angus King told a reporter for The Hill newspaper in Washington on Wednesday that he is weighing whether to begin caucusing with Senate Republicans if the GOP takes majority control of the U.S. Senate in the November mid-term elections. The Washington Post also reported the news on Thursday. King’s staff downplayed the report on […]