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8 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014: Ferguson, health care, elections and Susan Collins

I wish the media would stop using the words "protest" or "demonstrators" to describe the savage anarchy taking place in Ferguson, Missouri. This is not a "protest" in any sense of the word.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Healthcare Law, Law, Maine, Brewer, ME, Opinion

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Daily Kos

2014 is Definitely Not Like 2010, but it Could be Like 2002

Up front I want to warn readers that I'm going to talk about the new campaign against ISIL/ISIS/IS in purely political terms. I am not trying to minimize the human impact of our military actions, but - honestly - this is going to have an impact on how people vote.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Mark Warner, Virginia, Virginia Government, Senator Mark Udall, Republican

Sat Sep 13, 2014

North Denver News

Polling: Hick in trouble, Ray Rice should be banned

The focus has largely been on which party will control the U.S. Senate after Election Day. But 36 states are also electing governors this November, and quite a few of those races are unusually competitive.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Senator Kay Hagan, US Senate, Democrat, Rick Scott, US Governors, Charlie Crist, Paul LePage, Republican

Irregular Times

Susan Collins Votes for Big Out of State Money While Taking Big Out of State Money

It is a time of fear in the face of freedom, a time of an emptying country and swelling cities, a time for the widening of previous roads and the opening of new paths, yet a time when these paths are mined by knowing algorithms of the all-seeing eye. It is the time of the warrior's peace and the miser's charity, when the planting of a seed is an act of conscientious objection.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Maine, Maine Government, Liberal Political News

KSL-TV

Colby College installs 20th president

Maine's Colby College is inaugurating a former a University of Chicago administrator to serve as the 20th president of the private liberal arts college. He'll also presenting honorary degrees to David Axelrod, former adviser to Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama; Sen. Susan Collins, who's known for facilitating compromise in Congress; Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot, a professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education; and Robert Zimmer, mathematician and president of the University of Chicago.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Colby College, University of Chicago, Bill Clinton, History in the News

American Reporter

MomentumTO Their Eternal Shame

During the final debate last week, Barack Obama called John McCain on the negative ads, saying that 100 percent of his radio and television ads were negative. True, according to the Advertising Project at the University of Wisconsin.

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Related Topix: US Politics, John McCain, US News, Barack Obama, US Senate, Republican, W.

Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Hill

Lawmakers: ALS patients hurt by new Medicare policies

More than 200 lawmakers are asking Medicare to explain policy changes they argue are hurting patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. In a letter Friday, the bipartisan, bicameral group said patients who are neurologically impaired must have full access to advanced technology like speech generating and eye tracking devices.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicare, Health, US Politics, Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, John Tierney, Democrat, Representative Erik Paulsen, US Senate

U.U. World

UUs push for minimum wage increase, and other UUs in the media

The Maine Unitarian Universalist State Advocacy Network and the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee have partnered to push for an increase in the federal minimum wage through a campaign called "Wage Outrage," that calls on Maine Republican Senator Susan Collins to help resurrect a bill that would raise the minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 an hour. "It's just anti-American to think that a person could work that much-that many hours-and not be able to support their family," said Dale McCormick, Augusta city council member and co-chair of the Maine UU State Advocacy Network.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican

Hot Air

Obama hasn't provided Congress with a national security strategy since May, 2010

The White House's strategy for combating ISIS is a moving target. The varying ways in which the threat of the Islamic State has been described by White House officials describes the confusion inside the administration over how to confront this challenge.

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Related Topix: US News, Terrorism, US Politics, Barack Obama, US Senate, Republican

Bangor Daily News

Will this year's 3rd place loser end up a patronage appointee or a scapegoat like Libby Mitchell?

Mike: I don't think anyone blames Libby as an individual for much of anything. Actually, I don't believe anyone thinks about Libby at all nowadays.

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Related Topix: George Bush, Cutler, ME, US Governors, Paul LePage, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Heavy Duty Trucking

House Prepares Short-Term Appropriations Bill Without 34-Hour Restart Provision

The House is working on a temporary appropriations measure that does not include a suspension of the 34-hour restart provision of the hours of service rule. The Continuing Resolution is a relatively "clean" bill that leaves out such initiatives as American Trucking Associations' attempt to suspend the restart.

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Related Topix: US News, Metal, Isis, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Truckers

Bangor Daily News

Collins, King react to Obama's new military campaign in Syria, Iraq

Maine's two senators, both of whom serve on the Senate Intelligence Committee, offered preliminary support of President Barack Obama's newly announced plan to strike at an increasingly potent terrorist group in the Middle East. Sen. Susan Collins, a Republican, said many questions remain about the potential effectiveness of Obama's plan to strike at the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, as currently outlined.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Angus King, Barack Obama, Terrorism

Wed Sep 10, 2014

WMTW-TV Auburn

Campaign ads stay positive for most part, analyst says

Most of the advertisements in Maine's gubernatorial and U.S. Senate races are positive, said Ron Schmidt, a political science professor at the University of Southern Maine. "Voters will tell you that they don't want negative stuff, that they want to see something positive in their politics, and it looks to me, at this point, like the Maine candidates are taking them at their word," Schmidt said.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Chellie Pingree, University of Southern Maine

Seattle Times

Guest: Medicare’s observation status is a financial black hole for families

A FEW months after my mother's 95th birthday, she fell in her Bellevue home and hit her head, requiring stitches and blood transfusions. She has not been the same since.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Social Security, US Senate, Republican, US Politics, Opinion

WMTW-TV Auburn

Commitment 2014: Analyzing campaign ads

A USM professor breaks down the political advertisements that are circulating leading up to the November elections. WMTW News 8's Paul Merrill reports.

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Related Topix: US News, Michael Michaud, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Chellie Pingree, Maine, University of Southern Maine

Tue Sep 09, 2014

WTAQ-AM Green Bay

Though facing deportation by U.S., kids learn to '...

President Barack Obama wants to promptly send them home to Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala, but until they are shipped out children caught entering the United States illegally are getting an old-fashioned dose of American patriotism. A group of U.S. senators who recently visited hundreds of the detained children in Texas, not far from the U.S. border with Mexico, watched Spanish-speaking kids having the "Pledge of Allegiance" and the "Star Spangled Banner," the national anthem, drilled into them in a government-run classroom.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, US Senate, Republican

NH Insider

Brown For Us Senate - What they are Saying: Editorial Endorsement Edition

Over the course of the Republican primary season, Scott Brown has earned the endorsement of five New Hampshire newspapers. Below is a sampling of the highlights: "Unlike Shaheen, who runs from truly open forums, Brown has taken on questions from all comers, critics and hostile Democratic operatives alike."

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Kelly Ayotte, US Senate, Republican, New Hampshire, Opinion

Outside the Beltway

Republican Senate Candidate Backs Same-Sex Marriage In New Ad

A Republican Senate candidate in Oregon will unveil a television commercial Tuesday that highlights her support for gay marriage - a reflection of the rapidly shifting politics of the issue. Monica Wehby, a pediatric neurosurgeon, has been attacked by Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley as just another cookie-cutter conservative.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Rob Portman, Senator Mark Kirk, US News, US Senate, Republican, Wedding, Senator Jeff Merkley, Democrat, Ohio

SeacoastOnline

Long Bridge project awarded grant for $25 million

The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded a critical $25 million federal grant for the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge replacement project, Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King announced Monday night. The Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recover grant will be used to fund the rail portion of the bridge.

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Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Republican, US Politics, Senator Angus King, Portsmouth, NH, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Chellie Pingree, US Navy, US Military

American Reporter

MomentumTO Their Eternal Shame

During the final debate last week, Barack Obama called John McCain on the negative ads, saying that 100 percent of his radio and television ads were negative. True, according to the Advertising Project at the University of Wisconsin.

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Related Topix: US Politics, John McCain, US News, Barack Obama, US Senate, Republican, W.

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