Politics – Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel https://www.centralmaine.com Features news from the Kennebec Journal of Augusta, Maine and Morning Sentinel of Waterville, Maine. Fri, 16 Nov 2018 18:13:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 Waterville recount flips plastic bag ban to rejection by 7-vote margin https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/16/waterville-recount-flips-plastic-bag-ban-to-rejection-by-7-vote-margin/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/16/waterville-recount-flips-plastic-bag-ban-to-rejection-by-7-vote-margin/#respond Fri, 16 Nov 2018 17:47:21 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/16/waterville-recount-flips-plastic-bag-ban-to-rejection-by-7-vote-margin/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/16/waterville-recount-flips-plastic-bag-ban-to-rejection-by-7-vote-margin/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/1125642_45830_20181106_wat_vote_8.jpgDraped in plastic bags, Yvette Meunier waves at voters and urges them to ban plastic bag use in local stores larger than 10,000 square feet at the Thomas College polling station on Nov. 6, 2018. A recount of votes on Friday reversed the original outcome, with the measure losing by seven votes, but with 164 disputed ballots.Fri, 16 Nov 2018 12:55:58 +0000 Hand recount in contentious Florida Senate race begins https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/16/hand-recount-in-contentious-florida-senate-race-begins/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/16/hand-recount-in-contentious-florida-senate-race-begins/#respond Fri, 16 Nov 2018 15:41:24 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/16/hand-recount-in-contentious-florida-senate-race-begins/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/16/hand-recount-in-contentious-florida-senate-race-begins/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/AP18320537475450.jpgWorkers at the Broward County Supervisor of Elections office, foreground, show Republican Democrat observers ballots during a hand recount, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, in Lauderhill, Fla. Florida's acrimonious U.S. Senate contest is headed to a legally required hand recount after an initial review by ballot-counting machines showed Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson separated by fewer than 13,000 votes. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)Fri, 16 Nov 2018 10:46:22 +0000 Trump to give Presidential Medal of Freedom to major campaign donor’s wife https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/16/trump-to-will-give-presidential-medal-of-freedom-to-major-campaign-donors-wife/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/16/trump-to-will-give-presidential-medal-of-freedom-to-major-campaign-donors-wife/#respond Fri, 16 Nov 2018 12:18:53 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/16/trump-to-will-give-presidential-medal-of-freedom-to-major-campaign-donors-wife/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/16/trump-to-will-give-presidential-medal-of-freedom-to-major-campaign-donors-wife/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/adelson-cropped.jpgFri, 16 Nov 2018 10:50:43 +0000 Democrats lining up to support Pelosi as next speaker https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/16/democrats-lining-up-to-support-pelosi-as-next-speaker/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/16/democrats-lining-up-to-support-pelosi-as-next-speaker/#respond Fri, 16 Nov 2018 11:40:33 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/16/democrats-lining-up-to-support-pelosi-as-next-speaker/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/16/democrats-lining-up-to-support-pelosi-as-next-speaker/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/1675874_Democrats_Pelosi_86012.jpg-.jpgHouse Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018.Fri, 16 Nov 2018 06:40:33 +0000 Jared Golden, a former Marine, continues steep political rise with historic win https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/16/golden-a-former-u-s-marine-continues-steep-political-rise-with-historic-win/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/16/golden-a-former-u-s-marine-continues-steep-political-rise-with-historic-win/#respond Fri, 16 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1124946 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/16/golden-a-former-u-s-marine-continues-steep-political-rise-with-historic-win/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/1675582_84775_golden.jpgDemocrat Jared Golden greets supporters at the Franco Center in Lewiston late on election night, Nov. 6. The winner of the 2nd District congressional race was born in Leeds and attended local schools.Thu, 15 Nov 2018 22:33:17 +0000 Despite criticism, Melania Trump sticks to anti-bully pulpit https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/15/despite-criticism-melania-trump-sticks-to-anti-bully-pulpit/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/15/despite-criticism-melania-trump-sticks-to-anti-bully-pulpit/#respond Fri, 16 Nov 2018 00:14:49 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/15/despite-criticism-melania-trump-sticks-to-anti-bully-pulpit/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/15/despite-criticism-melania-trump-sticks-to-anti-bully-pulpit/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/1675022_Trump_64732.jpg-8bc10.jpgFirst lady Melania Trump listens at an online-safety conference Thursday.Thu, 15 Nov 2018 22:01:57 +0000 Gov.-elect Mills names team that will assemble her new administration https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/15/gov-elect-mills-names-team-who-will-assemble-new-administration/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/15/gov-elect-mills-names-team-who-will-assemble-new-administration/#respond Thu, 15 Nov 2018 21:19:05 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/15/gov-elect-mills-names-team-who-will-assemble-new-administration/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/15/gov-elect-mills-names-team-who-will-assemble-new-administration/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/1674542_208932-20181115_Mills_2460.jpgGovernor-elect Janet Mills announces her executive search committee during a news conference Thursday at the Cross State Office Building in Augusta.Thu, 15 Nov 2018 23:30:27 +0000 Waterville Democrat wins Ward 1 council seat by 2 votes in recount https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/15/waterville-democrat-mike-morris-prevails-in-recount-to-win-ward-1-council-seat/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/15/waterville-democrat-mike-morris-prevails-in-recount-to-win-ward-1-council-seat/#respond Thu, 15 Nov 2018 20:10:57 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/15/waterville-democrat-mike-morris-prevails-in-recount-to-win-ward-1-council-seat/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/15/waterville-democrat-mike-morris-prevails-in-recount-to-win-ward-1-council-seat/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/1124066_916802-20181115-Weeks-Mor4.jpgPatti Dubois, city clerk, presents a ballot to Democrat Mike Morris, left, and Republican opponent Catherine Weeks, center, at the Waterville police station during a ballot recount for the City Council Ward 1 seat on Thursday. Morris, a Democrat, defeated Weeks, a Republican, by two votes. The final tally was 347-345 with one disputed ballot and 28 blanks.Thu, 15 Nov 2018 19:22:52 +0000 Q&A: Everything you need to know about Maine’s ranked-choice voting https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/15/qa-everything-you-need-to-know-about-maines-ranked-choice-voting/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/15/qa-everything-you-need-to-know-about-maines-ranked-choice-voting/#respond Thu, 15 Nov 2018 16:19:32 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/15/qa-everything-you-need-to-know-about-maines-ranked-choice-voting/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/15/qa-everything-you-need-to-know-about-maines-ranked-choice-voting/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/1671206_Election_2018_Ranked_Voti5.jpgBallots are prepped for a 2nd District ranked-choice count. Will Bruce Poliquin be a sore winner if he comes out on top, a reader wonders?Thu, 15 Nov 2018 20:46:22 +0000 Bitter battle for Florida Senate seat goes to hand recount https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/15/federal-judge-florida-is-laughing-stock-of-the-world/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/15/federal-judge-florida-is-laughing-stock-of-the-world/#respond Thu, 15 Nov 2018 15:55:53 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/15/federal-judge-florida-is-laughing-stock-of-the-world/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/15/federal-judge-florida-is-laughing-stock-of-the-world/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/1674110_Election_2018_Florida_37557.jpgPalm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Susan Bucher holds up a tally sheet while speaking to members of the media at the Supervisor of Elections office after the deadline for a recount was reached Thursday in West Palm Beach, Florida.Thu, 15 Nov 2018 20:12:34 +0000 Jared Golden declared winner of first ranked-choice congressional election, but challenge looms https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/15/final-ranked-choice-vote-count-slated-for-noon/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/15/final-ranked-choice-vote-count-slated-for-noon/#respond Thu, 15 Nov 2018 15:22:10 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/15/final-ranked-choice-vote-count-slated-for-noon/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/15/final-ranked-choice-vote-count-slated-for-noon/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/960346-20181115_RCVresult7.jpgAUGUSTA, ME - NOVEMBER 15: After the instant runoff results were announced, congressman-elect Jared Golden speaks at a news conference at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday Nov. 15, 2018 in Augusta. (Staff photo by Joe Phelan/Staff Photographer)Thu, 15 Nov 2018 23:03:12 +0000 Head of emergency system for Maine health facilities aims to stop outsourcing https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/15/outsourcing-maines-emergency-preparation-irks-director/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/15/outsourcing-maines-emergency-preparation-irks-director/#respond Thu, 15 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/15/outsourcing-maines-emergency-preparation-irks-director/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/15/outsourcing-maines-emergency-preparation-irks-director/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/01/1308683_239054-hospital-04.jpgPORTLAND, ME - SEPTEMBER 14: Maine Medical Center is proposing a massive, expensive expansion. (Photo by Ben McCanna/Staff Photographer)Wed, 14 Nov 2018 23:21:06 +0000 Stormy Daniels’ lawyer Michael Avenatti arrested on suspicion of domestic violence https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/michael-avenatti-is-arrested-on-suspicion-of-domestic-violence/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/michael-avenatti-is-arrested-on-suspicion-of-domestic-violence/#respond Thu, 15 Nov 2018 00:47:38 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/michael-avenatti-is-arrested-on-suspicion-of-domestic-violence/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/michael-avenatti-is-arrested-on-suspicion-of-domestic-violence/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/1673014_Avenatti_Arrest_56781.jpg-7.jpgMichael Avenatti is in police custody in Los Angeles following a domestic violence allegation.Wed, 14 Nov 2018 21:13:37 +0000 National security aide departs White House after Melania Trump calls for her firing https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/national-security-aide-departs-white-house-job-after-melania-trump-calls-for-her-firing/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/national-security-aide-departs-white-house-job-after-melania-trump-calls-for-her-firing/#respond Wed, 14 Nov 2018 23:54:09 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/national-security-aide-departs-white-house-job-after-melania-trump-calls-for-her-firing/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/national-security-aide-departs-white-house-job-after-melania-trump-calls-for-her-firing/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/AP18317729168368-2.jpgDeputy National Security Adviser Mira Ricardel, right, watches as President Donald Trump arrives for a Diwali ceremonial lighting of the Diya in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, in Washington. In an extraordinary move, first lady Melania Trump is publicly calling for the dismissal of Ricardel. After reports circulated that the president had decided to remove Ricardel, the first lady’s spokeswoman issued a statement saying: “It is the position of the Office of the First Lady that she no longer deserves the honor of serving in this White House.” Ricardel is national security adviser John Bolton’s deputy. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)Wed, 14 Nov 2018 18:59:48 +0000 Gov.-elect Mills appoints campaign manager as chief of staff https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/gov-elect-mills-appoints-campaign-manager-as-chief-of-staff/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/gov-elect-mills-appoints-campaign-manager-as-chief-of-staff/#respond Wed, 14 Nov 2018 23:28:25 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/gov-elect-mills-appoints-campaign-manager-as-chief-of-staff/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/gov-elect-mills-appoints-campaign-manager-as-chief-of-staff/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/1289235_790834-5398-e1542238827809.jpgDirector of advocacy Jeremy Kennedy with Maria Woodbury of Portland.Wed, 14 Nov 2018 21:50:57 +0000 Lawyers seeking ‘Apprentice’ tapes in immigration suit against Trump https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/lawyers-seeking-apprentice-tapes-in-immigration-suit-against-trump/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/lawyers-seeking-apprentice-tapes-in-immigration-suit-against-trump/#respond Wed, 14 Nov 2018 15:51:04 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/lawyers-seeking-apprentice-tapes-in-immigration-suit-against-trump/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/lawyers-seeking-apprentice-tapes-in-immigration-suit-against-trump/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/Trump-A_Wake.jpgWed, 14 Nov 2018 16:09:04 +0000 Decision day: State expected to announce 2nd District winner as judge rules on challenge https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/ranked-choice-count-resumes-as-lawyers-for-poliquin-asks-judge-to-shut-it-down/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/ranked-choice-count-resumes-as-lawyers-for-poliquin-asks-judge-to-shut-it-down/#respond Wed, 14 Nov 2018 14:08:29 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/ranked-choice-count-resumes-as-lawyers-for-poliquin-asks-judge-to-shut-it-down/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/ranked-choice-count-resumes-as-lawyers-for-poliquin-asks-judge-to-shut-it-down/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/1672174_811468-20181114-Poliquin-3.jpgBANGOR, ME – NOVEMBER 14, 2018 Lee Goodman, center, attorney for Rep. Bruce Poliquin, speaks to the media after a hearing at the U.S. District Court, District of Maine Margaret Chase Smith Federal Building & Courthouse in Bangor on ranked-choice voting in the 2nd Congressional District race on Wednesday Nov. 13, 2018. (Staff Photo by Michael G. Seamans/Staff Photographer) Thu, 15 Nov 2018 09:29:02 +0000 More Head Start support coming to southern Maine https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/more-head-start-support-coming-to-southern-maine/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/more-head-start-support-coming-to-southern-maine/#respond Wed, 14 Nov 2018 11:13:49 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/more-head-start-support-coming-to-southern-maine/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/more-head-start-support-coming-to-southern-maine/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/1214491_edi.0621.jpgCharli Cote reads her new book with Educare Central Maine staff member Leeannza Delosh in 2015. Over 8,000 Maine children are eligible for Early Head Start services like those provided by Educare, but there are only 837 funded Early Head Start slots in the state.Wed, 14 Nov 2018 06:28:34 +0000 LePage says he may run against Mills in 4 years if she doesn’t expand Medicaid ‘sustainably’ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/lepage-says-hed-run-against-mills-in-4-years-if-she-doesnt-expand-medicaid-sustainably/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/lepage-says-hed-run-against-mills-in-4-years-if-she-doesnt-expand-medicaid-sustainably/#respond Wed, 14 Nov 2018 02:33:23 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/lepage-says-hed-run-against-mills-in-4-years-if-she-doesnt-expand-medicaid-sustainably/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/lepage-says-hed-run-against-mills-in-4-years-if-she-doesnt-expand-medicaid-sustainably/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2017/05/229518-mills.lepage.jpgWed, 14 Nov 2018 08:55:55 +0000 Trump calls on Florida Democrat to concede, implies fraud https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/florida-sen-bill-nelson-asks-courts-to-give-florida-more-time-to-recount-ballots/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/florida-sen-bill-nelson-asks-courts-to-give-florida-more-time-to-recount-ballots/#respond Wed, 14 Nov 2018 00:56:55 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/florida-sen-bill-nelson-asks-courts-to-give-florida-more-time-to-recount-ballots/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/florida-sen-bill-nelson-asks-courts-to-give-florida-more-time-to-recount-ballots/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/1671374_Election_2018_Florida_74055.jpgMiami-Dade Election Center supervisors recount the ballots and were already halfway through the recount total on Monday.Tue, 13 Nov 2018 20:31:39 +0000 Melania Trump calls for firing of national security official https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/melania-trumps-office-calls-for-firing-of-national-security-official/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/melania-trumps-office-calls-for-firing-of-national-security-official/#respond Tue, 13 Nov 2018 22:57:50 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/melania-trumps-office-calls-for-firing-of-national-security-official/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/melania-trumps-office-calls-for-firing-of-national-security-official/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/AP18317729168368-2.jpgDeputy National Security Adviser Mira Ricardel, right, watches as President Donald Trump arrives for a Diwali ceremonial lighting of the Diya in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, in Washington. In an extraordinary move, first lady Melania Trump is publicly calling for the dismissal of Ricardel. After reports circulated that the president had decided to remove Ricardel, the first lady’s spokeswoman issued a statement saying: “It is the position of the Office of the First Lady that she no longer deserves the honor of serving in this White House.” Ricardel is national security adviser John Bolton’s deputy. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)Tue, 13 Nov 2018 18:37:39 +0000 Waterville to recount plastic bag ban vote after mayor leads petition https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/waterville-mayor-leads-effort-to-recount-plastic-bag-vote/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/waterville-mayor-leads-effort-to-recount-plastic-bag-vote/#respond Tue, 13 Nov 2018 22:27:32 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/waterville-mayor-leads-effort-to-recount-plastic-bag-vote/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/waterville-mayor-leads-effort-to-recount-plastic-bag-vote/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/1121262_45830_20181106_wat_vote_8.jpgDraped in plastic bags, Yvette Meunier waves at voters Nov. 6 at the Thomas College polling station and urges them to ban plastic bag use in local stores of more than 10,000 square feet. Ballots cast in the referendum will be recounted after the requisite number of signatures asking for one were turned in Tuesday at City Hall.Tue, 13 Nov 2018 19:21:29 +0000 Elections experts say Poliquin’s constitutional challenge to ranked-choice voting unlikely to prevail https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/opinion-poliquins-suit-unlikely-to-prevail-on-constitutional-grounds/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/opinion-poliquins-suit-unlikely-to-prevail-on-constitutional-grounds/#respond Tue, 13 Nov 2018 21:53:17 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/opinion-poliquins-suit-unlikely-to-prevail-on-constitutional-grounds/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/opinion-poliquins-suit-unlikely-to-prevail-on-constitutional-grounds/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/1669990_460800-20181113_RCVTuesda5.jpgAUGUSTA, ME - NOVEMBER 13: Melissa Packard, director of elections, checks the seal and padlock before opening a ballot box as ranked choice voting tally for the second Congressional District race between Rep. Bruce Poliquin, Jared Golden, Tiffany Bond and Willian Hoar continues on Tuesday Nov. 13, 2018 in the Elkins Building in Augusta. (Staff photo by Joe Phelan/Staff Photographer)Wed, 14 Nov 2018 08:54:10 +0000 Appointment of acting U.S. attorney general Whitaker faces court challenge https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/appointment-of-acting-u-s-attorney-general-whitaker-faces-court-challenge/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/appointment-of-acting-u-s-attorney-general-whitaker-faces-court-challenge/#respond Tue, 13 Nov 2018 20:05:58 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/appointment-of-acting-u-s-attorney-general-whitaker-faces-court-challenge/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/appointment-of-acting-u-s-attorney-general-whitaker-faces-court-challenge/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/1670394_Trump_Whitaker_79164.jpg-bb.jpgMatthew Whitaker's legitimacy to serve as acting U.S. attorney general is being questioned as part of a legal dispute between the state of Maryland and the Trump administration over the Affordable Care Act. Whitaker has been appointed to fill the job of Jeff Sessions, who was named as an individual defendant in the lawsuit.Tue, 13 Nov 2018 15:45:41 +0000 Homeland Security chief Nielsen expected to leave, sources say https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/homeland-security-secretary-nielsen-expected-to-leave/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/homeland-security-secretary-nielsen-expected-to-leave/#respond Tue, 13 Nov 2018 18:43:07 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1120866 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/homeland-security-secretary-nielsen-expected-to-leave/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/AP18317632945851.jpgFILE - In this May 23, 2018 file photo, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen speaks during a roundtable on immigration policy with President Donald Trump at Morrelly Homeland Security Center, in Bethpage, N.Y. President Donald Trump has soured on Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and she is expected to leave her job as soon as this week. That’s according to two people who spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)Wed, 14 Nov 2018 08:17:09 +0000 Poliquin sues to stop ranked-choice count, saying process could be illegal https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/poliquin-campaign-sues-in-federal-court-to-stop-ranked-choice-count/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/poliquin-campaign-sues-in-federal-court-to-stop-ranked-choice-count/#respond Tue, 13 Nov 2018 14:53:41 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/poliquin-campaign-sues-in-federal-court-to-stop-ranked-choice-count/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/poliquin-campaign-sues-in-federal-court-to-stop-ranked-choice-count/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/546374-20181113_RCVTuesd12.jpgAUGUSTA, ME - NOVEMBER 13: Congressman Bruce Poliquin speaks during a news conference on Tuesday Nov. 13, 2018 at the Welcome Center in the Maine State House in Augusta. Poliquin spoke about his campaign's federal lawsuit over Maine's ranked choice voting system. (Staff photo by Joe Phelan/Staff Photographer)Wed, 14 Nov 2018 09:10:49 +0000 CNN sues Trump, seeking to get reporter back in the White House https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/cnn-sues-president-trump/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/cnn-sues-president-trump/#respond Tue, 13 Nov 2018 14:38:05 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/cnn-sues-president-trump/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/cnn-sues-president-trump/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/1658978_APTOPIX_Trump_43333.jpg-8ef.jpgAs President Trump points to CNN's Jim Acosta, a White House aide strips Acosta of the microphone while he questioned the president during a news conference in the East Room of the White House on Wednesday. Besides Acosta, the president also singled out for attack Peter Alexander of NBC News and April Ryan of American Urban Radio.Wed, 14 Nov 2018 00:57:33 +0000 Kyrsten Sinema wins Arizona U.S. Senate seat, flipping it to the Democrats https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/kyrsten-sinema-wins-arizona-u-s-senate-seat-flipping-it-to-the-democrats/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/kyrsten-sinema-wins-arizona-u-s-senate-seat-flipping-it-to-the-democrats/#respond Tue, 13 Nov 2018 01:05:59 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/kyrsten-sinema-wins-arizona-u-s-senate-seat-flipping-it-to-the-democrats/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/kyrsten-sinema-wins-arizona-u-s-senate-seat-flipping-it-to-the-democrats/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/1669174_Election_2018_Senate_Ariz2.jpgU.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., won Arizona's open U.S. Senate seat, beating Republican Rep. Martha McSally in the battle to replace Republican Sen. Jeff Flake, it was announced Monday. The race was among the most closely watched in the nation.Mon, 12 Nov 2018 20:08:44 +0000 Rudnicki wins House District 108 over Rowden https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/rudnicki-wins-house-district-108-over-rowden/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/rudnicki-wins-house-district-108-over-rowden/#respond Mon, 12 Nov 2018 18:10:23 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/rudnicki-wins-house-district-108-over-rowden/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/rudnicki-wins-house-district-108-over-rowden/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/1119746_359922-Rudnicki.jpgShelley RudnickiMon, 12 Nov 2018 15:29:25 +0000 Republicans want worker removed from Poliquin-Golden ballot count https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/republicans-call-on-maine-secretary-of-state-to-remove-worker-from-ballot-count/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/republicans-call-on-maine-secretary-of-state-to-remove-worker-from-ballot-count/#respond Mon, 12 Nov 2018 15:15:07 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/republicans-call-on-maine-secretary-of-state-to-remove-worker-from-ballot-count/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/republicans-call-on-maine-secretary-of-state-to-remove-worker-from-ballot-count/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/Express.RVC_.jpgAUGUSTA, ME - OCTOBER 12: Deputy Secretary of State's Julie Flynn explains Monday November 12, 2018 how her office processed ballots during a tabulation of votes for Maine's second congressional district race between Jared Golden and Bruce Poliquin in Augusta. (Staff photo by Andy Molloy/Staff Photographer)Tue, 13 Nov 2018 00:33:37 +0000 Portland mayor eyes re-election, likely versus familiar foes on council https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/portland-mayor-eyes-re-election-likely-versus-familiar-foes-on-council/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/portland-mayor-eyes-re-election-likely-versus-familiar-foes-on-council/#respond Mon, 12 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1119226 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/portland-mayor-eyes-re-election-likely-versus-familiar-foes-on-council/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/1442902_891686_20150602_strimling_4.jpgPORTLAND MAYOR ETHAN STRIMLINGMon, 12 Nov 2018 19:23:44 +0000 Secretary of state says Poliquin campaign’s charges could erode confidence in voting system https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/11/dunlap-says-poliquin-charges-could-undermine-confidence-in-maine-voting-system/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/11/dunlap-says-poliquin-charges-could-undermine-confidence-in-maine-voting-system/#respond Mon, 12 Nov 2018 00:26:10 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/11/dunlap-says-poliquin-charges-could-undermine-confidence-in-maine-voting-system/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/11/dunlap-says-poliquin-charges-could-undermine-confidence-in-maine-voting-system/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/1667942_956753-Boxes2.jpgRepublicans say a ballot box, bottom left, arrived in Augusta with no padlock. A state official says some boxes hold non-ballot material such as voter lists.Mon, 12 Nov 2018 08:09:08 +0000 What Maine’s new government will mean to you https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/11/1664710/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/11/1664710/#respond Sun, 11 Nov 2018 09:00:45 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1118382 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/11/1664710/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/Democrats-in-charge-photo-illustration.jpgIllustration for democrats in chargeSun, 11 Nov 2018 07:49:47 +0000 Why so blue? Maine Democrats ‘were absolutely motivated’ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/11/why-so-blue-democrats-were-absolutely-motivated/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/11/why-so-blue-democrats-were-absolutely-motivated/#respond Sun, 11 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1118398 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/11/why-so-blue-democrats-were-absolutely-motivated/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/795046-20181106_Election190.jpgYARMOUTH, ME - NOVEMBER 6: Voters fill the booths at AMVETS Hall in Yarmouth Tuesday, November 6, 2018. (Staff photo by Shawn Patrick Ouellette/Staff Photographer)Sun, 11 Nov 2018 08:43:50 +0000 Rep. Poliquin’s campaign raises concerns over handling of ballots in ranked-choice voting process https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/10/poliquin-campaign-raises-concerns-about-ranked-choice-voting-process/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/10/poliquin-campaign-raises-concerns-about-ranked-choice-voting-process/#respond Sat, 10 Nov 2018 22:34:31 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/10/poliquin-campaign-raises-concerns-about-ranked-choice-voting-process/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/10/poliquin-campaign-raises-concerns-about-ranked-choice-voting-process/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/1666566_48620-20181108_BallotDel3.jpgAUGUSTA, ME - NOVEMBER 8: Josh Tardy, attorney for the Bruce Poliquin campaign, right, observes the chain of custody as the Secretary of State staffers move ballots in the Elkins Building on Thursday Nov. 8, 2018 in Augusta. (Staff photo by Joe Phelan/Staff Photographer)Sat, 10 Nov 2018 23:54:32 +0000 Gov.-elect Janet Mills announces transition team https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/10/gov-elect-janet-mills-announces-transition-team/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/10/gov-elect-janet-mills-announces-transition-team/#respond Sat, 10 Nov 2018 22:10:30 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/10/gov-elect-janet-mills-announces-transition-team/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/10/gov-elect-janet-mills-announces-transition-team/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/mills.jpg2018, in Portland, Maine. Mills will be the state's first woman governor. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)Sat, 10 Nov 2018 20:26:00 +0000 Recounts ordered in Florida Senate, governor races https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/10/recounts-ordered-in-florida-senate-governor-races/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/10/recounts-ordered-in-florida-senate-governor-races/#respond Sat, 10 Nov 2018 19:14:47 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/10/recounts-ordered-in-florida-senate-governor-races/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/10/recounts-ordered-in-florida-senate-governor-races/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/1666106_Election_2018_Florida_6812.jpgSusan Bucher, second right, Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections and Judge August Bonavita, seated at center left, look at provisional ballots in Riviera Beach, Fla., on Friday. Recounts have been ordered in the Florida races for governor and U.S. Senate.Sat, 10 Nov 2018 15:10:36 +0000 Next Maine Senate majority leader focuses on need to deliver results https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/09/next-maine-senate-majority-leader-focuses-on-need-to-deliver-results/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/09/next-maine-senate-majority-leader-focuses-on-need-to-deliver-results/#respond Sat, 10 Nov 2018 03:16:46 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/09/next-maine-senate-majority-leader-focuses-on-need-to-deliver-results/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/09/next-maine-senate-majority-leader-focuses-on-need-to-deliver-results/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/1117742_916410-nateLibby.jpgSen. Nate LibbyFri, 09 Nov 2018 22:18:57 +0000 Waterville Ward 1 council candidate alleges ethics violation https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/09/waterville-ward-1-council-candidate-alleges-ethics-violation/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/09/waterville-ward-1-council-candidate-alleges-ethics-violation/#respond Fri, 09 Nov 2018 22:47:15 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/09/waterville-ward-1-council-candidate-alleges-ethics-violation/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/09/waterville-ward-1-council-candidate-alleges-ethics-violation/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/1117202_782336_cathy_weeks_wtvl_cou.jpgCatherine WeeksFri, 09 Nov 2018 19:38:25 +0000 Nation’s eyes on Maine as ranked vote tally starts in 2nd District race https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/09/maines-2nd-district-ranked-choice-vote-tally-begins/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/09/maines-2nd-district-ranked-choice-vote-tally-begins/#respond Fri, 09 Nov 2018 20:02:08 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/09/maines-2nd-district-ranked-choice-vote-tally-begins/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/09/maines-2nd-district-ranked-choice-vote-tally-begins/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/RCV.1.jpgAUGUSTA NOV> 09 2018 Sec of State Matthew Dunlap and deputy sec of State Julie Flynn explain ranked choice voting tally process on Fri. Nov. 9 in the Elkins building in Augusta Staff photo by Joe PhelanSat, 10 Nov 2018 21:21:39 +0000 Concerned about acting attorney general, Sen. Collins says she backs bill to protect Russia probe https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/09/sen-collins-expresses-concern-over-comments-made-by-new-acting-attorney-general/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/09/sen-collins-expresses-concern-over-comments-made-by-new-acting-attorney-general/#respond Fri, 09 Nov 2018 19:01:51 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/09/sen-collins-expresses-concern-over-comments-made-by-new-acting-attorney-general/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/09/sen-collins-expresses-concern-over-comments-made-by-new-acting-attorney-general/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/10/AP18282017778175.jpgSat, 10 Nov 2018 00:07:33 +0000 Maine Senate Democrats and Republicans choose new leaders https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/09/maine-senate-democrats-and-republican-choose-new-leaders/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/09/maine-senate-democrats-and-republican-choose-new-leaders/#respond Fri, 09 Nov 2018 18:01:25 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/09/maine-senate-democrats-and-republican-choose-new-leaders/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/09/maine-senate-democrats-and-republican-choose-new-leaders/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2017/06/1213945_337102-TroyJackson.jpgDemocratic Sen. Troy Jackson is accusing House Republicans of trying to "extort" additional concessions in the final days of state budget negotiations.Fri, 09 Nov 2018 23:26:37 +0000 Voters elect women in record numbers, across Maine and the nation https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/09/women-in-the-maine-house-and-senate-and-blaine-house/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/09/women-in-the-maine-house-and-senate-and-blaine-house/#respond Fri, 09 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1115718 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/09/women-in-the-maine-house-and-senate-and-blaine-house/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/FemaleCandidates1109.jpgFri, 09 Nov 2018 14:37:24 +0000 Brakey reflects on Senate race loss, what comes next https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/08/brakey-reflects-on-senate-race-loss-what-comes-next/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/08/brakey-reflects-on-senate-race-loss-what-comes-next/#respond Fri, 09 Nov 2018 02:48:13 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/08/brakey-reflects-on-senate-race-loss-what-comes-next/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/08/brakey-reflects-on-senate-race-loss-what-comes-next/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/1662518_636984-Brakey.jpgasdlfkklj …. AUGUSTA, ME – APRIL 14: U.S. Senate candidate Eric Brakey speaks during a 2nd amendment rights rally on Saturday April 14, 2018 in the plaza between Burton M. Cross State Office Building and Maine State House in Augusta. (Staff photo by Joe Phelan/Staff Photographer) Fri, 09 Nov 2018 00:43:37 +0000 Demonstrators nationwide call for protection of Russia probe https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/08/demonstrators-nationwide-call-for-protection-of-russia-probe/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/08/demonstrators-nationwide-call-for-protection-of-russia-probe/#respond Fri, 09 Nov 2018 01:39:40 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/08/demonstrators-nationwide-call-for-protection-of-russia-probe/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/08/demonstrators-nationwide-call-for-protection-of-russia-probe/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/1662226_APTOPIX_Russia_Probe_Prot2.jpgProtesters march through Times Square in New York on Thursday night in a demonstration in support of special counsel Robert Mueller. The protest drew several hundred people calling for the protection of Mueller's investigation into potential coordination between Russia and President Trump's 2016 campaign.Thu, 08 Nov 2018 23:56:08 +0000 Prior court rulings would complicate any challenge to Maine’s ranked-choice voting system https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/08/prior-court-rulings-would-complicate-any-challege-to-maines-ranked-choice-voting-system/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/08/prior-court-rulings-would-complicate-any-challege-to-maines-ranked-choice-voting-system/#respond Fri, 09 Nov 2018 01:01:12 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/08/prior-court-rulings-would-complicate-any-challege-to-maines-ranked-choice-voting-system/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/08/prior-court-rulings-would-complicate-any-challege-to-maines-ranked-choice-voting-system/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/1115426_882535-20181108_BallotDeliv-e1541788884928.jpgFri, 09 Nov 2018 11:42:14 +0000 Joey Brunelle requests recount in Portland City Council race https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/08/joey-brunelle-requests-recount-in-portland-city-council-race/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/08/joey-brunelle-requests-recount-in-portland-city-council-race/#respond Fri, 09 Nov 2018 00:43:21 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/08/joey-brunelle-requests-recount-in-portland-city-council-race/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/08/joey-brunelle-requests-recount-in-portland-city-council-race/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/09/mavodones-brunelle-2-pack-1.jpgThu, 08 Nov 2018 21:40:08 +0000 Mainers rally in Augusta to support Mueller probe after Sessions ouster https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/08/area-residents-protest-resignation-of-jeff-sessions-in-augusta/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/08/area-residents-protest-resignation-of-jeff-sessions-in-augusta/#respond Fri, 09 Nov 2018 00:34:56 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/08/area-residents-protest-resignation-of-jeff-sessions-in-augusta/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/08/area-residents-protest-resignation-of-jeff-sessions-in-augusta/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/1115322_902718-20181108_SessionsP2.jpgMaeghan Maloney, district attorney of Kennebec and Somerset counties, speaks at protest Thursday on the front steps of the Maine State House in Augusta.Fri, 09 Nov 2018 08:32:16 +0000 Hundreds in Portland show their support for Mueller investigation https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/08/hundreds-demonstrate-in-support-of-special-counsel-probe/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/08/hundreds-demonstrate-in-support-of-special-counsel-probe/#respond Fri, 09 Nov 2018 00:30:03 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/08/hundreds-demonstrate-in-support-of-special-counsel-probe/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/08/hundreds-demonstrate-in-support-of-special-counsel-probe/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/783960-20181108_Protest_032.jpgPORTLAND, ME - NOVEMBER 8: Paul Brassard of Old Orchard Beach holds a sign on Thursday during a protest at Monument Square in response to the change-up at the U.S. Attorney General's office and the impact it could have on Special Counsel Robert Muller's Russia probe. "I've had enough," Brassard said of President Trump's decision to ask for Jeff Sessions' resignation. "Something has to be done. The president is not the king and that's how he's acting." (Staff photo by Ben McCanna/Staff Photographer)Fri, 09 Nov 2018 00:05:41 +0000 Trump administration slated to move to restrict asylum at border https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/08/trump-administration-slated-to-move-to-restrict-asylum-at-border/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/08/trump-administration-slated-to-move-to-restrict-asylum-at-border/#respond Fri, 09 Nov 2018 00:08:52 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1115274 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/08/trump-administration-slated-to-move-to-restrict-asylum-at-border/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/AP18312755655952.jpgA sleeping Honduran girl is carried as a group of Central American migrants, representing the thousands participating in a caravan trying to reach the U.S. border, undertake an hours-long march to the office of the United Nations' humans rights body in Mexico City, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. Members of the caravan which has stopped in Mexico City demanded buses Thursday to take them to the U.S. border, saying it tis too cold and dangerous to continue walking and hitchhiking.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)Thu, 08 Nov 2018 19:12:47 +0000