ME-Sen: Pingree Drops Out, Wanting to Avoid Battle With Angus King

By: Wednesday March 7, 2012 10:15 am

Some bad news out of Maine: Chellie Pingree, the progressive member of Congress who considered running for Senate after Olympia Snowe retired, backed out of the race today. The presence of independent former Governor Angus King in the race was enough to get her to drop her plans. Here’s part of her thinking, per Greg [...]

ME-Sen: Independent Former Gov. Angus King Plans a Run

By: Monday March 5, 2012 12:55 pm

Former Maine Governor Angus King, an independent, will announce his intent to run for Olympia Snowe’s seat in the Senate, further throwing up the chess board in a race that a week ago was thought to be securely in Republican hands. Now, a case can be made that either party or even independent King will [...]

Before Retirement, Olympia Snowe’s Husband Dealing With For-Profit Education Corruption Lawsuit

By: Thursday March 1, 2012 11:34 am

We’re hearing all the paeans to Olympia Snowe today, that brave bipartisan moderate who was shamefully thrust out of Congress by extremists. The fact that Snowe had no credible challenger with two weeks before the deadline for filing doesn’t play into this, nor does the fact that she didn’t actually show the courage claimed in [...]

Rep. Pingree Calls for Name Change on “Repeal of the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act”

By: Monday January 10, 2011 1:41 pm

We can continue to have this debate about political rhetoric. On the level of pure politics, I find this to be whip-smart. A good place to start a more civil dialog would be for my Republican colleagues in the House to change the name of the bill they have introduced to repeal health care reform. [...]

Blue Dogs Gutted the Only Legislation that Would Save Them

By: Thursday November 4, 2010 12:49 pm

Just to continue about the stupidity of a Heath Shuler run for Minority Leader, consider that even Joe Klein can figure out that Blue Dogs cut their own throat, and putting the kind of people in charge with that same mentality would basically end the Democratic Party as we know it: Normally, I don’t have [...]

Polis, Pingree Push Letter To Save Public Option Through Reconciliation

By: Wednesday January 27, 2010 8:31 am

Democrats remain stalemated on how to pass the health care bill, which Senate centrists in particular reluctant to use the sidecar reconciliation approach to cement the deals between the chambers that were being decided before Scott Brown’s victory in Massachusetts. But last night at a House caucus meeting, two Democrats pushed the public option back [...]

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