John Baldacci News
'GMA' Hot List: Three Winning Tickets Sold in $1.6 Billion Powerball Jackpot
People gathered to celebrate at the California 7-Eleven store where one winning ticket was sold and the 2016 Oscar nominations are announced in today's 60-second hot list.
Maine Senate Race Loaded With Intrigue
If you're lucky enough to be in Maine this summer, you're sure to come across the trademark fishing boats, lighthouses and lobsters. But you're less likely to see much political activity, despite the intricate and somewhat confounding Senate race playing out across the state. Maine voters expected
With Filing Deadline Passed, Maine Senate Race Forecast Hazy For Both Parties
When Olympia Snowe, the Republican senior senator from Maine, announced her plans to retire from Congress last month, the consensus among politicos was that her move would behoove the opposing party- the Democrats. But the filing deadline to qualify for the ballot in the state’s...
Gay Marriage: Politics Shift as Governors Sign Bills Legalizing It
They're a rare breed of politician: Democratic governors who have embraced gay marriage to the point of signing legislation that would make it legal in their states. Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley will soon join that club, which already includes Washington's Chris Gregoire, New York's Andrew Cuomo,
The Presidential Planner
From Sunlen Miller: Following his question and answer session with House Republican last Friday, President Obama will today speak before the Senate Democratic Caucus’ issue conference at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.
Maine Gay Marriage Law Repealed
The tide of extending marriage rights to same-sex couples -- which has swept across New England in recent months -- has stopped at Maine. Voters rejected a state law Tuesday that would have allowed same-sex couples to wed. The repeal comes just six months after the measure was passed by the Maine
H1N1 and Election Day: What States Are Doing to Keep Voters Flu-Free
As voters go to the polls in a handful of states and cities this Election Day , local officials across the country are rolling out a variety of measures to prevent the spread of the H1N1 flu virus at polling locations. November elections take place during the rise of the traditional flu season ,
Maine Votes 'No' on Gay Marriage
In Maine, a referendum that would have allowed same-sex couples to marry was voted down. The defeat is a setback for a gay-rights movement which has found New England most receptive to same-sex marriage in recent years. The measure was passed by the Maine legislature and signed by Democratic Gov.
Maine's Governor Downplays National Angle Ahead of Tuesday's Gay Marriage Vote
The state of Maine could make national headlines if gay marriage is upheld on Tuesday. But don’t look for Gov. John Baldacci (D) on a “pedestal” anytime soon.
Flourishing eagles feast on Maine's rare seabirds
Bald eagles, bouncing back after years of decline, are swaggering forth with an appetite for great cormorant chicks that threatens to wipe out that bird population in the United States. The eagles, perhaps finding less fish to eat, are flying to Maine's remote rocky islands where they've been