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By David A. Clarke Jr.
Blame Washington's intelligence failure, not lack of police
Topic - Susan Collins
The Senate on Thursday blocked a bill that would have stripped senior military commanders of their authority to prosecute rapes and other serious offenses, capping an emotional, nearly yearlong fight over how best to curb sexual assault in the ranks.
Republican Sen. Susan Collins, who's seeking a fourth term, has filed her nominating petitions with Maine elections officials.
Just weeks after President Obama expressed outrage in 2012 over lavish conference spending by federal employees, the government laid out more than $1.1 million for another gathering in Florida that involved free food, alcohol and live entertainment.
Sen. Susan Collins of Maine successfully battled to retain potatoes' place in school lunches. Now she's fighting again on behalf of the humble spud.
Hundreds of Maine businesses are calling on U.S. Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King to support new standards proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency for power plants.
Maine's Bath Iron Works is one of three finalists in a design competition for a U.S. Coast Guard cutter.
Maine is getting an additional $5.4 million for a program that helps low-income families pay to warm their homes in the winter.
West Virginia School Building Authority executive director Mark Manchin has been named schools superintendent in Harrison County.
Democrats are returning to Washington this week armed with stories from some of the 1.6 million unemployed Americans back home who are desperate to have the federal government resume paying unemployment benefits for the long-term jobless.
A direct flight from Bangor to Washington, D.C., will remain in place following the merger of U.S. Airways and American Airlines.
Both highly critical and bipartisan, a Senate report declared Wednesday that the deadly assault on the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, could have been prevented. The account spreads blame among the State Department, the military and U.S. intelligence for missing what now seem like obvious warning signs.
Maine and New Hampshire's U.S. senators say that $11.5 million in construction funding and the procurement of two Virginia-class submarines for the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard has been listed in a pending appropriations bill.
The bipartisan $1.1 trillion spending bill that would pay for the government operations through October has some good news for Maine's Bath Iron Works.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Election-year legislation to revive expired federal jobless benefits unexpectedly cleared an early hurdle on Tuesday, offering a hint of bipartisan compromise in Congress and a glimmer of hope to the long-term jobless and their families.
U.S. Senator for Maine Susan Collins says the daily struggles facing Maine's elderly are "heartbreaking."
She said potatoes are "cholesterol-free, fat-free, and sodium-free, and can be served in countless healthy ways."