Mon, 11/02/2015 - 11:10am

Steven: We’ve made our predictions on the ballot initiatives. Ready to talk about the candidates?

Lance: Let’s do it.

Steven: Great. We’ll start with Portland’s mayoral race. This one is personal for me. For years, Mike Brennan worked for the same Ralph Nader organization where I got my start. Some of his best friends were my personal mentors. I voted for him last time, and I know he’s a good man.

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 10:01am

Steven: Election Day is tomorrow, and for an off-off-year election, there are quite a few hot races. What do you say we quickly go through the top races and pick who we think will win, and who we want to win?

Lance: Sounds good. Happily, I’m not working on any of these campaigns, so I’m free to make smart-ass comments about the work of our political colleagues.

Tue, 10/27/2015 - 12:25pm

Steven Biel: I keep reading about how Bruce Poliquin wants to chase General Electric and their jobs out of Bangor. Now why would he want to do that?

Lance Dutson: You’re talking about his work to reform the Export-Import Bank—and you’ve clearly been listening to too much spin from the Maine Democratic Party.

Steven: I don’t think so. The Ex-Im bank was shut down in July by tea party hostage-takers including Rep. Poliquin. It was only saved when a bipartisan coalition of 218 members of Congress signed a discharge petition—something that almost never happens—forcing a vote on legislation to revive it. Chellie signed that petition and Bruce didn't. What gives?

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 12:00pm

We're launching a new column here at AMG, titled Left Brain, Right Brain. This week we're digging into Rep. Pingree's votes on defense spending.

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