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Weatherization reauthorization clears hurdle in Senate

Jul. 17, 2019 12:05 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A bill to extend a decades-old federal weatherization program is headed to the Senate floor. The Weatherization Assistance Program helps low-income families to make their homes more energy efficient. The bill to extend the program through 2024 cleared a committee vote on Tuesday. It...

House condemns Trump 'racist' tweets in extraordinary rebuke

Jul. 16, 2019 11:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a remarkable political repudiation, the Democratic-led U.S. House voted Tuesday night to condemn President Donald Trump's "racist comments" against four congresswomen of color, despite protestations by Trump's Republican congressional allies and his own insistence he hasn't "a racist...

Out-of-state money pours into Maine Senate race

Jul. 16, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of dollars have flowed into Maine's Senate race this spring from out-of-state donors as Democrats and Republicans are poised to spend heavily in the race to oust GOP Sen. Susan Collins. In the last quarter, Collins reported bringing in $1.2 million from...

Trump digs in on racist tweets: 'Many people agree with me'

Jul. 15, 2019 9:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defiant in the face of widespread criticism, President Donald Trump renewed his belligerent call on Monday for four Democratic congresswomen of color to get out of the U.S. "right now," cementing his position as the most willing U.S. leader in generations to stoke the discord that helped...

GOP won't fully rebuke Trump attacks on women lawmakers

Jul. 15, 2019 9:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans found themselves unwilling Monday to swiftly and unequivocally rebuke President Donald Trump's attack on progressive women of color in Congress, almost ensuring no real fallout from his party in Congress. Some Republicans spoke up against Trump's suggestion that the women...

The Latest: Democrats plan vote on resolution against Trump

Jul. 15, 2019 8:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's racist tweets about four lawmakers of color (all times local): 8:35 p.m. House Democrats plan for a vote this week on a resolution that "strongly condemns President Donald Trump's racist comments" that four congresswomen of color should return to...

Campaign says Collins has outraised her 2014 reelection bid

Jul. 15, 2019 2:03 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Republican Sen. Susan Collins's campaign says she has brought in $2 million in the second quarter of 2019. That's far ahead of the over $1 million Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Sara Gideon says she brought in between June 24 and June 30. Collins campaign Monday says she has $5.4...

Sen. Collins: Trump's tweet was 'way over the line'

Jul. 15, 2019 1:38 PM EDT

Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins of Maine says the president's tweet that four congresswomen of color should go back to the places from which they came "was way over the line." Collins on Monday denounced President Donald Trump's weekend tweet. She said she disagrees with some comments by "far-left members" of...

Senators: Communities storing spent nuclear fuel need help

Jul. 15, 2019 12:45 AM EDT

WISCASSET, Maine (AP) — A proposal before the U.S. Senate would seek to help communities around the country that face the expensive problem of storing spent nuclear fuel. Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine and Democratic Sen. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois are calling the proposal "the STRANDED Act." That...

New memorial would honor slain journalists

Jul. 11, 2019 6:56 AM EDT

Three U.S. senators want a new memorial in Washington, D.C., to honor journalists killed in the line of duty. Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine is joining Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland and fellow Republican Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio on legislation that would establish the memorial. The senators say...