All told, the Humane Society of the United States has funded a whopping 93 percent of the entire Mainers for Fair Bear Hunting campaign, and opponents of the proposed ban on the baiting, trapping and hounding of bears are already making it a key attack point.
On Thursday, Gov. Paul LePage announced he’d signed a once-controversial, now unanimously supported law aimed at fighting human trafficking in Maine and helping victims leave “the life” for good. An hour later — as if it were planned (and to be clear: I’m not saying it was) — police announced busted two alleged human trafficking rings being run out of Central Maine.
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 […]
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Michaud continues to poll ahead of Gov. Paul LePage and independent Eliot Cutler in another poll that’s interesting, but probably means little about the outcome of the race. In addition to showing U.S. Rep. Michaud with a 7-point lead over 2nd-place LePage, the Public Policy Polling results show 57 percent support for […]
The Maine Republican Party has announced that Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, will speak at the party’s convention on April 26 in Bangor. Rick Bennett, chairman of the Maine Republican Party, said in a press release issued late Saturday that Paul is a “perfect fit” for the Maine convention. “I can’t think of a better national figure […]
Gov. Paul LePage’s opposition to legalizing a medication designed to stop drug overdose deaths gained widespread attention again Thursday night when NBC Nightly News featured LePage in its evening newscast about approval of the drug by the Food and Drug Administration. LePage has been firmly on the record in his opposition to the use of naloxone hydrochloride, […]
Maine’s two U.S. senators, both of whom sit on the Senate Intelligence Committee, on Tuesday said the government should declassify portions of a report on the use of torture by the CIA.