Category Archives: Donald Trump

Lobbying the feds on a Medicaid expansion plan may not make much difference

While Gov. Paul LePage is asking the federal government to reject the state’s court-ordered expansion plan, Maine is officially asking to follow federal law.

Collins undecided on next steps after alleged Kavanaugh victim comes forward

The Maine senator hasn’t yet joined two Republicans calling for a delay in Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination after a woman came forward publicly to back her claim that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in high school.

A LePage last stand, cost estimates and parting words from the Legislature’s final day

It’s unclear whether Gov. Paul LePage will see it as a victory, but he got lawmakers to pass a bill that looked dead as lawmakers reflected on a session marked by division.

Collins calls anti-Kavanaugh crowdfunding effort a ‘bribe’

They were some of the Maine senator’s strongest comments about liberal attempts to pressure her on President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court pick, which may be in vain.

Rand Paul faults Congress for ‘too much compromise’ while stumping for King’s GOP foe

The former Republican presidential candidate lended some star power to state Sen. Eric Brakey, but he’s still an underdog in his race against U.S. Sen. Angus King.

Older Mainers agree on a lot, but not on who to vote for

While Mainers age 50 and older are about as starkly divided on the rest of us about who to vote for, they agree on lots of policy outcomes.

Advocates have next move in legal chess match with LePage over Medicaid expansion

Gov. Paul LePage wants the federal government to reject the state’s Medicaid expansion application. Advocates say it may not be able to and see other legal problems with the governor’s move.

Kavanaugh, campaigns and catching up on Maine politics after the long Labor Day weekend

A Maine teenager is a witness for Democrats in high court confirmation hearings and gubernatorial debates will begin next week as campaigns kick into high gear after Labor Day.

All four Maine candidates for governor say Question 1 is a bad idea

That includes Democratic nominee Janet Mills, who said she won’t do ‘merely what is politically correct or expedient’ as governor.

What to make of Susan Collins’ meeting with Kavanaugh

The Republican senator has shown no sign of opposing President Donald Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court despite intense opposition from liberals.