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Activists Bash Sen. Susan Collins For Claiming Systemic Racism Isn’t A Problem In Maine

The senator should apologize for dismissing "our concerns and our pain," said one Black Lives Matter activist in Maine.
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Activists Bash Susan Collins For Claiming Systemic Racism Isn’t A Problem In Maine

The senator should apologize for dismissing "our concerns and our pain," said one Black Lives Matter activist in Maine.
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Mitch McConnell Warns of ‘50-50’ Chance that Democrats Flip the Senate

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) warned on Wednesday that Democratic candidates had a "50-50" chance of winning a majority in the Senate in the upcoming general elections.Republicans currently hold a 53-47 majority in the Senate, but several Republican candidates are facing strong Democratic challengers. Senator Susan Collins (R., Maine) is in a difficult reelection campaign against Maine House speaker Sara Gideon, and Thom Tillis of North Carolina is behind in polling against De...
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1 infected camper likely led to 115 coronavirus cases at an overnight camp where people didn't have to wear masks or social distance

Vladimir Servan / Getty Images 76% of campers and staffers at a faith-based retreat for high school boys in Wisconsin came down with COVID-19 after a single camper developed symptoms.  The camp implemented some mitigation strategies, like requiring the 152 attendees to quarantine at home for a week before travel, but didn't require mask wearing or social distancing.  Attendees who didn't contract COVID-19 had tested positive for antibodies prior to arrival, providing evidence of their pot...
Tags: Science, Cdc, Trends, Georgia, Maine, Wisconsin, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Camp, Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Children's Health, Coronavirus, Anna Medaris Miller, Vladimir Servan Getty


This one tweak to our voting system could change everything

Ranked-choice voting already exists in Maine and some large cities and is on the ballot in Massachusetts and Alaska. Lee Drutman and Anne-Marie Slaughter argue that widely adopting this small tweak to existing rules could help heal American politics.
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Susan Collins: 'I do not believe systemic racism is a problem in the state of Maine'

Sen. Susan Collins, a Maine Republican defending her seat in a competitive reelection fight, said during a debate on Wednesday that she does not think that systemic racism is a problem in the state.
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3 Maine students given flu shots at school without parental consent

A health care provider confirms that it administered flu vaccines to three students 'without fully executed, or completely documented consent.'         [Author: Portsmouth Herald]
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COVID-19 hospitalizations hit new records in 13 states

COVID-19 continues spreading in the U.S. at a pace that alarms public health experts. "If things do not change, if they continue on the course we’re on, there’s gonna be a whole lot of pain in this country with regard to additional cases and hospitalizations, and deaths," Dr. Anthony Fauci told CNBC's Shepard Smith on Wednesday evening.The U.S. recorded about 80,000 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday — by NBC News' tally, the 80,662 new cases signified a new record, topping 80,000 for the firs...
Tags: News, Nbc News, Bloomberg, Maine, South Dakota, Anthony Fauci, Cnbc, Trump, Johns Hopkins University, Steven Dennis, Shepard Smith, COVID


Lindsey Graham, you're on your own

There have been few high-profile Republican politicians more publicly and slavishly devoted to President Trump over the last few years than Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.). Words like "toady" and "lapdog" have frequently been used to describe the senator's subservience. Apparently that near-total fealty hasn't been enough for Graham to earn a little loyalty in return.The Trumpiest corners of the conservative ecosphere have made it plain in recent weeks that they're ready to abandon Grah...
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'Dirty money': Key border communities are rejecting $2.5 million in federal money over Trump's wall and extreme immigration policies

Some border communities are opting out of a federal grant program for local law enforcement over concerns about the Trump administration's immigration policies. Mandel Ngan/Getty Images Since the Trump administration took office in 2017, at least three counties, three cities, and one Indigenous Nation spanning more than 150 miles of international border have rejected a federal program designed to boost border security. "We want to reduce risk of deportation and profiling, including har...
Tags: Politics, News, Mexico, Office, Immigration, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Dhs, Maine, Aclu, Fema, Arizona, CBP, Customs, Donald Trump


How the electoral college works and how the president will be selected this year

A Pennsylvania elector holds her ballot for President Donald Trump on December 19, 2016. Jonathan Ernst/Reuters In the United States, Americans don't directly elect the president. Instead, states appoint a number of electors equal to the number of representatives they have in Congress to the electoral college, a system that was devised in the 18th century by the founders of the United States.  Here's a step-by-step guide to how the electoral college process works and how the college sele...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Texas, Congress, Senate, Court, US, America, Trends, Pennsylvania, United States, Maine, US Senate, Nebraska, Associated Press, Houston


The best pet-friendly hotels in the US

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Trip Advisor More and more boutique and high-end accommodations are making it easy to overnight with four-legged friends.Pet-friendly perks include plush pet beds, fresh-baked dog treats, in-house dog parks, and even "yappy" hours.Hotels are affordable but high end, with price points ranging from $126 to $365 nightly.Read more: Is it safe to stay in a hotel right now? An infectious disease doctor, ...
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House districts in Maine, Nebraska could decide White House winner

Nebraska and Maine are the only two states in the nation that divide their electoral votes by congressional district. And a competitive...
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Electoral college explained: how Biden faces an uphill battle in the US election

Trump won the presidency in 2016 despite Clinton receiving almost 3m more votes, all because of the electoral college. How does the system work? Who elects the US president?When Americans cast their ballots for the US president, they are actually voting for a representative of that candidate’s party known as an elector. There are 538 electors who then vote for the president on behalf of the people in their state.Each state is assigned a certain number of these electoral votes, based on the numbe...
Tags: Florida, New York, News, Congress, California, Senate, US, America, Pennsylvania, Wyoming, Maine, South Dakota, Washington Dc, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Michigan


Barrett Confirmation Means We’ll See If Gun Prohibitionists Were Right to Worry

CONFIRMED: Amy Coney Barrett will be the 115th Associate Justice on the United States Supreme Court! (The White House/Facebook) U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “Amy Coney Barrett Has Been Confirmed As Trump’s Third Supreme Court Justice,” BuzzFeed News reported Monday evening. “Barrett deepens the court’s conservative wing to 6–3.” That’s why the Democrats and their media cheerleaders have been complaining to their followers that the confirmation vote should have been put off until after the electi...
Tags: Facebook, Guns, Supreme Court, Scotus, Senate, Court, America, Joe Biden, Atlantic, Maine, Resistance, Biden, Donald Trump, Michael Bloomberg, Susan Collins, Collins


Group of Maine students protest after the district told teachers and staff not to display support for 'Black Lives Matter'

A superintendent in Maine apologized Tuesday after receiving backlash from students for a memo telling staff to not display any "controversial" phrases including "Black Lives Matter" ahead of the election.
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Maine school bans teachers from saying controversial phrases like 'Black Lives Matter'

SCARBOROUGH (WGME) -- High school students in Scarborough are speaking out against a controversial policy laid out by the school...
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2020 US House Elections: Democrats go on the offense to expand their majority in the House of Representatives

Business Insider Democrats are seeking to expand their majority in the House of Representatives after decisively flipping control of the chamber in the 2018 midterms.  All 435 seats in the chamber are up for grabs. The House is currently composed of 232 Democrats, 197 Republicans, one Libertarian, and five vacancies.  Election analysts say that Republicans have little to no chance of winning back the chamber altogether, with Democrats positioned to gain anywhere from five to 15 seats. Vis...
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Republicans are on the verge of a spectacular upside-down achievement

President Trump and congressional Republicans could be headed to a stinging, possibly historic defeat on November 3. With the president down nearly 10 points in national polling averages and looking up at Democratic nominee Joe Biden in every critical battleground state, five incumbent Republican senators trailing their Democratic challengers, another handful tied or barely ahead, and Republicans likely to lose at least a few seats in the House, too, it looks as though the verdict voters hand do...
Tags: Florida, News, Supreme Court, Republicans, Congress, Colorado, Washington, Senate, White House, Barack Obama, Georgia, Joe Biden, Indiana, Democrats, Gop, Hillary Clinton


Barrett confirmed as 115th justice

The Senate on Monday night confirmed Judge Amy Coney Barrett as the 115th justice of the U.S. Supreme Court and the fifth woman to serve on the court. The 48-year-old Barrett fills the seat previously held by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on Sept. 18 of complications from pancreatic cancer. The 52-48 vote capped a meteoric rise for Barrett, who spent almost all of her career as a law professor who was well regarded but little known outside academic circles. And for conservatives, the vot...
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Amy Coney Barrett Confirmed by Partisan Vote She Could Not Lose

To get to Monday’s vote to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court, Senate Republicans had to plow through a historically narrow timeframe, a superspreader event that infected the president of the United States and several of their own, and an eleventh-hour COVID-19 risk to the vice president planning to preside over the vote himself.Ultimately, none of it mattered. On Monday night, the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Barrett to the Supreme Court by a vote of 52 to 48, with only S...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Obama, Senate, Gop, United States, Maine, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Susan Collins, Collins, Trump, Democratic, Mike Pence, U S Senate, Pence, Schumer


Senate confirms Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court despite opposition from Democrats

US President Donald Trump announces his US Supreme Court nominee, Judge Amy Coney Barrett (R), in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC on September 26, 2020. Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images) The Senate on Monday voted to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.  Barrett was confirmed just eight days before Election Day amid fervent opposition from Senate Democrats.  She will be President Donald Trump's third Supreme Court justice.  Visit Business Insider'...
Tags: Politics, News, Supreme Court, Senate, White House, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Gop, Maine, Hawaii, Washington Dc, Mitch McConnell, Catholic, Msnbc, Donald Trump


Senate votes to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court

By Lisa Mascaro | Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed to the Supreme Court late Monday by a deeply divided Senate, Republicans overpowering Democrats to install President Donald Trump’s nominee days before the election and secure a likely conservative court majority for years to come. Trump’s choice to fill the vacancy of the late liberal icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg potentially opens a new era of rulings on abortion, the Affordable Care Act and even his own election...
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Senate Confirms ACB; Furious Warren Calls Process ‘Corrupt and Illegitimate’

Senate Confirms ACB; Furious Warren Calls Process ‘Corrupt and Illegitimate’ IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- By a 52-48 Senate vote Monday evening, Judge Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court, igniting a backlash from angry Democrats whose fury may have been best represented by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who branded Barrett’s ascension to the high court as a “corrupt and illegitimate process.” But it was vehemently anti-gun Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut who laid ...
Tags: Guns, Supreme Court, Senate, US, America, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Cnn, Ronald Reagan, Maine, New York Times, Connecticut, Fox News, Capitol Hill, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg


Pence Will Not Preside Over Amy Coney Barrett Vote after Possible Coronavirus Exposure

Vice President Mike Pence will not preside over Monday's Senate vote to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.Pence is currently on the campaign trail and is scheduled to make a stop in Minnesota on Monday despite an outbreak of coronavirus cases among people in the the vice president's inner circle over the weekend.Five cases of the coronavirus were reported among the vice president's close associates on Saturday, including Pence's chief of staff, Marc Short. Penc...
Tags: News, Minnesota, Senate, Karen, Maine, Susan Collins, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Trump, Mike Pence, Pence, Barrett, Chuck Schumer, Amy Coney Barrett, Marc Short Pence, Supreme Court Pence, Barrett However Republicans


Trump charges into battleground states despite rising virus; Biden eyes Georgia

By ZEKE MILLER, ALEXANDRA JAFFE and KEVIN FREKING | Associated Press ALLENTOWN, Pa. — President Donald Trump embarked Monday on a final-week charge through nearly a dozen states ahead of the election, overlooking a surge of coronavirus cases in the U.S. and a fresh outbreak in his own White House. His Democratic rival, Joe Biden, is holding far fewer events in an effort to demonstrate that he’s taking the worsening pandemic seriously. The final days of the campaign are crystalizing the starkly d...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Washington, White House, Georgia, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Pennsylvania, Democrats, Hillary Clinton, Maine, Jimmy Carter, Biden, Donald Trump


These House districts in Maine and Nebraska could hold the key to who wins the White House

In both Maine and Nebraska, a key district could split the state's electoral votes, giving some to President Donald Trump and some to...
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2020 Election: See Insider's comprehensive guide to the presidential and top congressional races

Joe Raedle/Getty Images; Samantha Lee/Business Insider Voting in the 2020 presidential election between President Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden ends in eight days on November 3.  In addition to the key presidential battleground states, there are hundreds of important US Senate and House races that will decide the balance of power in Washington, DC, for years to come.  Insider has created individual race guides with information about the candidates, issues, and the state of the ra...
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Trumpworld Boosts Pence’s ‘Essential Worker’ Excuse Amid Aides Contracting COVID

Trumpworld echoed Vice President Mike Pence’s “essential worker” rationale on Sunday as justification for the VP staying on the campaign trail, despite a COVID-19 outbreak among his aides within weeks of figures in Trump’s orbit contracting the novel coronavirus. In a statement issued on Saturday, Devin O’Malley, press secretary for Pence, confirmed that Pence chief of staff Marc Short recently tested positive for COVID-19. According to the New York Times, a person briefed on the diagnosis sai...
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