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By KEGAN ZEMA  |  May 29, 2010

The Quiet Power of Jack Reed

As he closes out his second six-year term in the Senate, perhaps the most elite club in politics, Reed is the subject of ongoing speculation about his future.
Without seeking the spotlight, the senator and his star continue to rise
By IAN DONNIS  |  August 13, 2008

Trapped in Iraq

Watching the Senate Armed Services and the Foreign Relations Committees question Iraq proconsul General David Petraeus about the status of the war was a disturbing experience.
After suffering through the Petraeus hearings, it’s time for Congress to take responsibility for our sinkhole war.
By EDITORIAL  |  April 09, 2008

Senator Collins objects to ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

Senator Susan Collins ignored thousands of letters delivered to her office beseeching her to allow gays in the military.
Equal rights
By TONY GIAMPETRUZZI  |  August 08, 2007

Does peace have a chance?

Four weeks after Democrats rode a wave of anti-war discontent to gain control of the US House and Senate, only four protestors show up to the weekly “Bridges for Peace” demonstration on the Casco Bay Bridge.
The anti-war movement faces its biggest challenge yet — politics
By SARA DONNELLY  |  December 27, 2006
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Silence kills

The effort to overturn the Don’t Ask-Don’t Tell policy needs more than just the support of the 120 House members who have signed on to the bill to replace it with a non-discrimination law.
Maine’s senators don’t know about Don’t Ask-Don’t Tell  
By TONY GIAMPETRUZZI  |  May 25, 2006