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John Rensenbrink, US Green Party co-founder, dies at 93

Aug. 05, 2022 15:52 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — John Rensenbrink, a Maine political scientist and conservationist who co-founded the Green Party of the United States, has died. He was 93. Rensenbrink, of Topsham, died in hospice, surrounded by his family, the national Green Party said. An obituary in the...

Update to electors law desperately needed, senators declare

Aug. 04, 2022 10:38 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Susan Collins and Democrat Joe Manchin made the case on Wednesday for overhauling the 1800s-era Electoral Count Act, pushing for quick passage of a bipartisan compromise that would make it harder for a losing candidate to overturn legitimate results of a...

Bipartisan compromise bill would restore abortion rights

Aug. 01, 2022 19:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan group of senators is pushing compromise legislation to restore abortion access in the wake of the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, a long shot effort to put a majority of the Senate on the record opposing the decision. While the bill is...

Dems seem headed for climate, health win after ups and downs

Aug. 01, 2022 12:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s been more than a year in the making and has seen plenty of ups and downs. Now, a Democratic economic package focused on climate and health care faces hurdles but seems headed toward party-line passage by Congress next month. Approval would let President Joe...

Some Republicans see good politics in same-sex marriage bill

Jul. 29, 2022 13:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When asked if he’d support legislation to protect same-sex marriage, one conservative Republican senator was almost nonchalant. “I see no reason to oppose it,” Ron Johnson of Wisconsin told reporters, bringing Democrats one vote closer to an unexpected...

Senators seek help for seniors struggling with opioid use

Jul. 28, 2022 01:48 AM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Senators from Maine and Maryland have proposed legislation they said would support older residents who are addicted to opioids. Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine and Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland said Wednesday they've introduced a bill to address...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Jul. 27, 2022 15:54 PM EDT

Winston-Salem Journal. July 21, 2022. Editorial: We still must fight for marriage freedom So it has come to this? It boggles the mind that in the year 2022, members of the U.S. House, Republican and Democrat, conservative and liberal, from the East,...

Clarification: Congress-Marriage Rights story

Jul. 26, 2022 11:38 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story published July 20, 2022 about the Respect for Marriage Act, The Associated Press cited a June Gallup poll that implied the poll was released in June 2022. The story should have made clear that the poll was released in June 2021. A Gallup poll released in June 2022...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Jul. 25, 2022 07:17 AM EDT

Cleveland Plain Dealer. July 23, 2022. Editorial: Should most Ohio retailers be required to accept cash as payment? A downstate GOP lawmaker has done something that many might consider unusual for a Republican -- introduce a bill in the Ohio Senate that would add a...

Senators want more monitoring of mercury in environment

Jul. 22, 2022 01:18 AM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Senators from Maine and Delaware want to establish a national mercury monitoring program to try to safeguard human health from the neurotoxin. Republican Sen. Susan Collins and Democratic Sen. Tom Carper introduced the proposal. Collins said she was motivated...