Angus King

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President Donald Trump is expected to announce his steel and aluminum tariffs Thursday afternoon. U.S. Sen. Angus King of Maine told CNN Thursday morning there is little doubt he will announce the import tariffs.

"I think the remaining question is, whether he's going to narrow the focus and focus on China, for example, or is it gonna be this blunderbuss approach that hits our allies harder than it hits China?" he said.

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Independent U.S. Sen. Angus King of Maine says the Senate's Russia election probe could take most of the rest of this year.

King, appearing on NBC's Meet The Press on Sunday, said the Senate Intelligence Committee is far from being able to accuse, or clear, Trump campaign officials or the president of any wrongdoing.

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AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine's two U.S. senators, independent Angus King and Republican Susan Collins, are expressing concerns about reports that officials in the Trump administration attempted to enlist senior intelligence officials and lawmakers to push back against  several stories that attempt to shed light on Trump associates' links to Russia.

Gina McCarthy (l.) U.S. Senator Angus King (r.)
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The Environmental Protection Administration chief was in Maine this morning, trying to re-assure Maine's smaller farmers that a new, clean water rule won't affect them. But national farm groups are saying they don't buy it.

AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King are urging the leaders of the U.S. Senate to bring together the Republican and Democratic caucuses for regular meetings.

They signed a letter along with more than two dozen colleagues on Friday asking Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid and Republican Leader Mitch McConnell to convene monthly bipartisan lunches.

They say the meetings will strengthen relationships between the two parties, which is "critical for the Senate to live up to its reputation as the world's most deliberative body.''

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WASHINGTON - Democrats and Republicans in the U.S. Senate caucus later this week in Washington to elect their respective leaders for the next session of Congress. Maine's two senators expect no changes in leadership, but they do expect some changes in their committee assignments and roles.


Courtesy Cutler for Maine campaign

PORTLAND, Maine - Independent candidate for governor Eliot Cutler got a boost today in the form of an endorsement from Sen. Angus King. King, who also backed Cutler four years ago, cites the candidate's centrist political philosophy and business background that he says will serve Maine at a time of serious economic challenges. One political analyst says the King endorsement will provide a much needed shot in the arm for the Cutler campaign, which has been flagging in the polls.  


PORTLAND, Maine (AP) _ Maine gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler is getting an endorsement from a fellow independent, U.S. Sen. Angus King.

The senator and former governor announced his support for Cutler in the three-person battle for governor, telling reporters Monday that he believes Cutler is the best of the three. He said there would be ``significant advantages'' to having an independent governor who could make the best appointments, regardless of party affiliation.

Getting Down to Business on Climate Action panel discussion
Natural Resources Council of Maine

  The Natural Resources Council of Maine and the Portland Regional Chamber hosted a panel discussion about climate change focusing on how the regional climate initiative (RGGI) has impacted Maine businesses. Also discussed was the brand-new U.S. EPA carbon pollution standards that ask the rest of the country’s power plants to adopt the standards adhered to by Maine. The panel consisted of Senator Angus King (I-Maine); U.S.

King Speaks About Melting Sea Ice

Jun 29, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP)     Sen. Angus King of Maine says the melting polar ice cap represents an opportunity for U.S. security, economic and diplomatic interests.

Bus drivers in Bangor are calling on Maine's congressional delegation to back more federal funding for mass transit. The drivers, who voted to unionize a year ago, gathered near one of the city's main bus stops this morning for a rally. They want U.S. Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King to support a transportation funding bill, passed last week by the Senate's Environment and Public Works Committee. The bill essentially reauthorizes a measure signed into law by President Obama two years ago.

Senator Angus King

Mar 28, 2013

  Senator King discussed the latest budget battles in Washington and his legislative priorities.

 Host Susan Sharon was joined by:

Senator Angus King

Angus King

Nov 19, 2012

  A special Maine Calling - a conversation with Maine's Senator-elect, Angus King.

Host Keith Shortall asked Angus King about his decision to caucus with the Democrats, how he plans to remain independent and what can be done about the fiscal cliff.

  Our series of Your Vote 2012 interviews continued with Angus King, former Governor and current Independent Candidate for the U.S. Senate in the November Election.

Host Keith Shortall asked him why he is running and which issues he believes are most important to the citizens of Maine.

Angus King's website

  Former Maine Governor Angus King (I) kicks-off the inaugural Joshua Chamberlain Lecture Series by speaking on a wide range of issues. The bulk of this talk, however, dealt with the leadership lessons which can be gleaned from one of Maine’s most well known residents, Civil War hero Joshua Chamberlain.

The Joshua Chamberlain Lecture Series is sponsored by MPBN and hosted by the Cumberland Club in Portland. These regular lectures are designed to inform, inspire and delight.