2 hrs ago
The Wichita Eagle
Albert R. Hunt: Cuts to Alzheimera s research show folly of sequestration
Many Republicans, and Democrats, never thought the automatic across-the-board spending cuts known as sequestration would take effect.
6 hrs ago
Green Bay Press-Gazette
Shields column: Washington snobs attack Snowden
To the resulting public uproar, President Barack Obama curiously, and unconvincingly, responded, "I welcome this debate, and I think it's healthy for our democracy.
10 hrs ago
Bangor Daily News
Susan Collins: Why Congress should reform federal court
Just last month, William Kayatta of Cape Elizabeth was formally sworn in as a U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals judge.
12 hrs ago
Republican Lisa Murkowski endorses same-sex marriage
Sen. Lisa Murkowski, an Alaska Republican, endorsed same-sex marriage Wednesday , making her possibly the fourth Senate Republican to do so, if one counts Susan Collins of Maine, who led the fight to repeal the Don't Ask, Don't Tell ban on gays in the military.
16 hrs ago
Hoosier-led bills to tackle health care law mandates
Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., will file legislation with Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, to prevent employers from having to provide health insurance to employees who work fewer than 40 hours a week.
20 hrs ago
American Agri-Women Hold 20th Annual Symposium In Washington, D.C.
WOMEN HOLD 20TH ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM IN WASHINGTON, D.C. Jun. 19, 2013 Source: American Agri-Women sent via AgPR --the news distribution service for agriculture Women involved in agriculture from throughout the U.S. met in Washington, D.C., recently for the 20th annual American Agri-Women Fly-In & Symposium.
Tue Jun 18, 2013
Maine lawmakers unanimously endorse no toxic chemicals in children's toys
AUGUSTA Lawmakers quietly and unanimously advanced a bill Tuesday aimed at beefing up the state program designed to phase out toxic chemicals in children's products, but final passage is still in question.
Chamber, businesses celebrate Memorial Bridge
The Greater York Region Chamber of Commerce and Warren's Lobster House kicked off the first celebration to welcome the new Memorial Bridge on June 12. In attendance were Kittery business owners who have been affected by the closure, state and local representatives, officials from both the Maine and New Hampshire departments of transportation, and ... (more)
Mon Jun 17, 2013
Former Newtown resident urges gun-sale background checks in Maine
A national push for laws that keep guns out of hands that would do evil with them came to Augusta on Monday.
Sen. Collins calls NSA surveillance effort fair, useful
FALMOUTH, Jun 16, 2013 -- Maine's U.S. Sen. Susan Collins defended the National Security Agency's phone data collection program Friday, saying the effort has stopped terrorist attacks and can operate without violating Americans' privacy and constitutional rights.
Tom Carper Signs On As 51st ENDA Cosponsor
"Senator Carper believes it is important for federal law to explicitly prohibit workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation -- in the same way that current law addresses race, sex or religion -- in order to ensure that all Americans are protected equally under the law," said Carper spokesman Ian Sams.
Sun Jun 16, 2013
Poland teen to advocate for diabetes funding in Washington
Quinn Ferguson of Poland will travel to Washington, D.C., July 8 to 10 to advocate for funding research on Type 1 diabetes, from which he suffers.
Bangor Daily News
Stop playing politics with federal court
I don't understand. In November 2012, Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, wrote a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Republican Leader Mitch McConnell to urge swift confirmation of local attorney William Kayatta as a federal judge in the First Circuit Court of Appeals, which includes Maine.
Sat Jun 15, 2013
New Balance gets good news twice from Washington
Maine's New Balance factories - among the few athletic footwear manufacturing facilities left in the U.S. - received good news on two separate fronts last week with the help of the state's congressional delegation.
Secret to Prism program: Even bigger data seizure
ANNE FLAHERTY, Associated Press, JACK GILLUM, Associated Press, STEPHEN BRAUN, Associated Press, By STEPHEN BRAUN, ANNE FLAHERTY, JACK GILLUM and MATT APUZZO, Associated Press FILE - In this June 10, 2013 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington.
Protesting Too Much, and A Question or Two
This guy Snowden certainly is a narcissist lying dumb twit, eh? ... When one major institution so seamlessly partners with another in trashing a whistleblower, it's not hard to understand why Americans might be jaded.
Northern Virginia Daily
Mark Shields: Washington snobbery erupts over Snowden's lack of diploma
Let's get this straight: Edward J. Snowden surrenders his well-paid job as a government contractor and, quite possibly, his freedom by publicly confirming how aggressively the National Security Agency, without obtaining any court warrants, collects the phone and Internet records of tens, perhaps hundreds, of millions of Americans.
Fri Jun 14, 2013
Murray targets opponents of CRC | June 14,
U.S. Sen. Patty Murray spoke with early childhood educators, parents and students at the Patricia Nierenberg Child Care and Early Learning Center about the benefits early education provides in a person's life.
Sen. Bob Casey promotes jobs bill in Lancaster
U.S. Senator Bob Casey, D-Pennsylvania, was in Lancaster Friday to promote a bill he says will help grow small business jobs.
Kirsten Powers Brutalizes Elitist Politicians And Media Defaming Snowden In Column
The Daily Beast opinion writer Kirsten Powers took to her column on Friday where she pulled no punches in attacking the media and political establishment in Washington D.C. over the transparent effort to defame NSA leaker Edward Snowden .