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GOP support for Trump shows no overt signs of cracking

Nov. 21, 2019 9:38 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republican support for President Donald Trump is showing no overt signs of buckling, the latest demonstration of how Democrats’ impeachment inquiry has left the two parties dwelling in different political universes. Democrats have reveled in Ambassador Gordon...

Trump, impeachment could loom large in Sen. Collins’ race

Nov. 17, 2019 12:46 PM EST

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Republican Sen. Susan Collins has a well-funded Democrat prepping to challenge her next year. She has national women’s groups ready to attack her over her vote for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanagh. And she’s a moderate facing an electorate that increasingly...

Trump contributes foreword to paperback of McConnell book

Nov. 15, 2019 8:27 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The paperback edition of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s “The Long Game” includes a foreword from a well-placed political ally: President Donald Trump. In the foreword, shared Friday by the publisher Sentinel with The Associated Press, Trump praises the...

EU rebuffs American pitch of quick deal for more lobsters

Nov. 15, 2019 6:13 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The United States trade representative is hoping to broker a deal with the European Union to send more lobsters to Europe, but has received a chilly reception so far. The American lobster industry is in the midst of a challenging time in part because of tariffs with China and the EU....

Senate confirms White House lawyer as appeals court judge

Nov. 14, 2019 3:14 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House lawyer won Senate confirmation as a federal appeals court judge Thursday despite complaints by lawmakers from both parties about his record on immigration, race, women's equality and LGBTQ rights. Steven Menashi, an associate White House counsel, was confirmed by a 51-41...

Trump administration releases $3.32 billion in heating aid

Nov. 4, 2019 4:45 PM EST

The Trump administration is releasing $3.32 billion to help Americans keep warm this winter. The National Energy Assistance Directors Association said Monday that the funding through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program will help about 5.8 million households. In Maine, Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King...

Woman convicted of mailing white powder to Sen. Collins

Nov. 4, 2019 2:04 PM EST

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A federal jury has convicted a woman of mailing a letter containing powder to the Maine home of Republican Sen. Susan Collins. Suzanne Muscara, of Burlington, Maine, was convicted Monday of mailing a threatening communication. She will be sentenced later. Prosecutors say the letter...

GOP's top leaders navigate impeachment in their own ways

Oct. 25, 2019 1:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — One of them is a gregarious, backslapping Californian unwavering in his defense of President Donald Trump. The other is a reserved, calibrated Kentuckian who chooses his words about Trump with care and doesn't stroke the president's ego. But it's more than style and temperament that...

While Trump rakes in cash, some Senate Republicans lagging

Oct. 24, 2019 1:10 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is raising record amounts of cash for his 2020 reelection. But that fundraising might isn't spilling over to the most vulnerable Republicans fighting to hold onto their seats in a narrowly divided Senate. During the third quarter, former astronaut Mark Kelly took in...

You're gonna need a bigger boat? UMaine has printer for that

Oct. 10, 2019 4:45 PM EDT

The world's largest 3D printer has created the world's largest 3D-printed boat. And the University of Maine demonstrated Thursday that it's seaworthy. The university unveiled the 25-foot, 5,000-pound boat that was printed at the university's Advanced Structures & Composite Center. It's one example of how the...