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11 hrs ago | Washington Examiner

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell hits Capitol Hill to drum up support for conservation program

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell is making the rounds on Capitol Hill in hopes of swaying lawmakers to fully fund and permanently reauthorize a 50-year-old conservation program that expires next year.

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Related Topix: Offshore Drilling, US News, US Politics, Mary Landrieu, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, Richard Burr

15 hrs ago | CBS News

Social Security IT project cost $300M and it doesn't work

After spending nearly $300 million on a new computer system to handle disability claims, the Social Security Administration still can't get it to work.

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Related Topix: Social Security, Personal Finance, McKinsey, Consulting, McKinsey & Company, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Darrell Issa

16 hrs ago | The Economist

Susan Collins: Her reign in Maine is easy to explain

POTATOES are serious business in Aroostook County. For miles along the roads of this sparsely populated part of Maine all you can see are potato fields.

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Related Topix: Maine, Michael Michaud, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Senate, Republican, Senator Angus King, Olympia Snowe, Maine Government

19 hrs ago | Republican Journal

Honoring our potato growers, and having fun doing it

The Maine Potato Blossom Festival is a time-honored tradition in Aroostook County.

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Related Topix: Potatoes, Life, Food, Vegetables, US News, US Senate, Republican, US Politics, Maine, Aroostook County, ME, Fort Fairfield, ME, Agriculture, Science

Yesterday | American Reporter

Market MoverDEWEY WINS! AGAIN

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.

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

Wed Jul 23, 2014

SouthCoastToday.com

Your View: Students will continue to suffer under debt

Although at this time Hillary Clinton appears to remain the Democrats' preferred option in 2016, I was pleased to see that the article reminded America of the value brought to Congress with Elizabeth Warren's election in 2012.

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Related Topix: US News, Hillary Clinton, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, US Senate, Bob Corker, Maine, Opinion

Silicon Alley Insider

'I Will Be Attacked as a Hater': Marco Rubio Explains Why He's Still Against Gay Marriage

Senator Marco Rubio , who is looking at running for president in 2016, gave a major speech on Wednesday outlining why he still holds fast to his socially conservative stance on same-sex marriage.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US News, US Senate, Republican, Gay/Lesbian, Barack Obama, Democrat, Senator Mark Kirk

EMS1

Maine EMS receives grant to purchase new ambulance

The Tri-Town Ambulance and Emergency Rescue Service has been awarded a $3,000 grant and a $17,000 loan from the USDA Rural Development's Community Facility Loan and Grant program to purchase a new ambulance.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Maine, US News, US Senate, Republican, United States Department of Agriculture

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Bangor Daily News

Michaud intern crosses the line with crude, sexist remarks

On Tuesday, Ben Gagnon, an outspoken Michaud for Governor intern, posted on Twitter a collage of several of his past Tweets with the words "BREAKING NEWS: Sometimes I tweet things that some may find inappropriate."

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Related Topix: Twitter, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Deval Patrick

State of Maine

Governor LePage Urges Mainers to Ask Congress to Fix the Government Takeover of Health Care

AUGUSTA – Governor Paul R. LePage issued a statement today about a ruling that would prevent the federal government from providing subsidies for health care insurance in dozens of states that use the federal insurance exchange, including Maine.

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Related Topix: Maine, US News, US Governors, Paul LePage, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Michael Michaud, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Olympia Snowe

Herald Gazette

Rockland awarded $200,000 grant for airport improvements

The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded the city of Rockland a grant in the amount of $198,000 for improvements at the Knox County Regional Airport.

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Related Topix: Rockland, ME, Knox County, ME, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Senator Angus King

Bangor Daily News

Gifford's ice cream is a hit on Capitol Hill

Is ice cream made in Maine rich enough to sweeten the nasty gridlock on Capitol Hill? Gifford's Famous Ice Cream is giving it a spin.

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Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Republican, US Politics, Senator Angus King, Life, Dessert, Food, Capitol Hill (Washington, DC), Ice Cream, Skowhegan, ME, Whole Foods Market

Daily Kos

Bellows begins 350 mile "Walk with ME"

It's Monday night in Sherman, ME and Shenna Bellows is two days and 33 miles into the adventure of a lifetime: Walking 350 miles in 21 days , from the northern border town of Houlton to Kittery, at the southwestern corner of Maine.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Maine, Houlton, ME, Kittery, ME, Island Falls, ME

Mon Jul 21, 2014

USA Today

Want better governing? 63% say elect more women

There are 20 women serving in the U.S. Senate in the 113th Congress. Remember when Sen. Susan Collins and her sisters in the U.S. Senate helped shape the deal that ended last year's government shutdown? More than 6 in 10 adults, or 63%, believe the country would be better governed if there were more women in political office, according to a new ... (more)

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

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Bangor Daily News

GOP ticket in Maine features conflicting views between moderate...

She's been endorsed by labor unions, a leading environmental organization, a national gay rights group and Maine's popular independent U.S. senator, Angus King.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Chellie Pingree, US Senate, Republican, Olympia Snowe, Senator Angus King, Maine

Business Insurance

Tracy Morgan crash prompts scrutiny of trucker safety rules

A Wal-Mart tractor-trailer whose allegedly fatigued driver hit a limousine last month, seriously injuring comedian Tracy Morgan and killing his friend, has brought fresh scrutiny of trucker safety as the industry tries to alter federal rules limiting drivers' time behind the wheel without rest.

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Related Topix: Truckers, Tracy Morgan, Retail, Wal Mart Stores, Trucking, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Merced Sun-Star

Phone scam targets elderly

He was in trouble. Of course they would help him. Michael told the Spences he'd been gambling online.

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Related Topix: Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Linda, CA, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Bill Nelson, Republican

Fri Jul 18, 2014

San Diego Source

Impostor scams, elder fraud on the rise in San Diego

Never underestimate the mind of a person who is capable of committing financial fraud, especially when the targets of the devious deeds are unsuspecting senior citizens.

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Related Topix: Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican

Bangor Daily News

Senate subcommittee recommends 2015 defense budget with $3.43 billion ...

The defense subcommittee of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday passed the 2015 defense spending bill, which includes full funding of nearly $3.43 billion for the DDG-51 and DDG-1000 destroyer construction programs at Bath Iron Works.

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

Bangor Daily News

Susan Collins: Americans likely among casualties when Malaysian plane was shot down

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, a member of the Select Committee on Intelligence, joined CBS 13 News Live at 5 Thursday to talk about the Malaysia Airlines passenger plane shot down in Ukraine with 295 people on board.

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

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