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  • Rand Paul to headline Maine Republican Party convention

    Sen. Rand Paul, a leading 2016 Republican presidential contender, is heading to Maine Saturday to headline the state’s GOP convention. From RandPAC: WASHINGTON, DC - On April 26, 2014, Senator Rand Paul will travel to Bangor, Maine to headline several events for the Maine Republican Party...

  • Maine baby lobster decline could end high catches

    YARMOUTH, Maine (AP) — The number of baby lobsters settling off the rocky coast of Maine continues to steadily decline — possibly foreshadowing an end to the recent record catches that have boosted New England's lobster fishery, scientists say. A University of Maine survey of 11 Gulf of...

  • Maine Medicaid rules reduce narcotic prescriptions

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's severe restrictions on opioid painkillers for Medicaid patients, requiring many to instead seek alternative pain management treatment for the past year, have sharply reduced the number of people obtaining highly addictive medications blamed for drug abuse and...

  • After voting 'no' on Paycheck Fairness Act, Angus King says bill would hurt businesses

    Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, released a statement explaining his opposition to the Paycheck Fairness Act, saying it could bring “substantial burdens on businesses.” King is an independent who caucuses and votes mostly with Democrats. Other than King, all Democrats voted for the bill and all...

  • Trust in state and local government high in small states --- and in booming Texas

    State and local government is, theoretically, closer to the ordinary citizen than the federal government — even though many citizens who vote in presidential elections do not take the trouble to vote in elections in non-presidential years when most or all of the offices at stake are in state...

  • Group examining Maine rail service to meet

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — An advisory group looking at whether expanded passenger rail service should be offered in Maine is holding its second meeting this week. The 13-member Maine Passenger Rail Advisory Council is scheduled to meet Wednesday. The council was established by the...

  • Maine introduces swipe cards for elver fishermen

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine is one of two states now using electronic swipe cards to record sales and catches in its elver fisheries. In the baby eel fishery best known for ballooned prices, marine resource officials say the new system is crucial to applying tighter regulations that include...

  • Maine Gov. LePage allows budget fix to go into law

    AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Gov. Paul LePage maintained his hands-off approach in this year's supplemental budget process right up to the end when he let the bill go into law without his signature. The measure closing a $40 million budget gap this fiscal year and an $18 million shortfall in the one...

  • Obama official in Maine to urge minimum wage hike

    A member of President Barack Obama's administration is traveling to Maine to support a Democratic plan to raise the federal minimum wage.

  • In reversal, Maine GOP embraces part of health law

    Maine Republicans who are fiercely fighting an effort to expand government-subsidized health care coverage to roughly 70,000 residents have come up with an alternative: government-subsidized health care.



From the Weekly Standard

  • Why the New York Times Poll Is Bogus

    The Arkansas Senate race has been close in virtually every serious poll. The Republican challenger, Tom Cotton, probably had a small lead a month or so ago; after a massive negative assault on him...

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  • Hustle Is Overrated

    The Bryce Harper-Mike Trout showdown is underway and the outcome is, well, inconclusive. In round one Monday night, the Nationals leftfielder walked and went hitless in three at bats while the...

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  • Kennedy’s Question

    We often think of the Constitution as a two-part document: first the original 1787 text, which primarily establishes the government’s structure; and then the amendments, which primarily set...

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