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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 09:15 am
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