The idea has been pushed by some scholars who argue that a default on the country’s debt violates the Constitution.
The poll affirms expectations by many in Washington that the GOP may end up taking the biggest hit in public opinion from the fiscal paralysis.
They would still prefer to end or delay Obamacare in exchange for acting, but with polls showing their favorability ratings dropping, they may soften their demands.
The proposal will go to City Council for a final vote.
Pro-Life Missionaries of Maine says it won’t act until the Portland City Council votes.
The city-by-city predictions point to specific years when each will experience off-the-charts heat – permanently.
Students at Cape Elizabeth High hear real oral arguments during a state supreme court visit.
It’s six weeks earlier than previously indicated because of how the application process works.
The top five states this year are Wyoming, South Dakota, Nevada, Alask and Florida, according to the conservative group Tax Foundation.
Route 1 has to be shut down for about 20 minutes.
The future of 12 displaced residents of the Itsa Good Motel remains uncertain.
The three days off gives the Red Sox time to rest and line up their pitching rotation for the ALCS.
Michael Warbin was shooting at rodents and stray chickens when he killed a farm worker, police say.
J.B. Brown & Sons is looking to redevelop roughly three acres between the Old Port and West End.
The 35-year-old allegedly robbed Key Bank on Forest Avenue in September.
Combined with a low leaf-drop rate, peepers should enjoy a spectacular weekend.
The coalition, which includes four New England states, wants the federal government to adopt updated emissions standards.
A filing from the assistant district attorney cites a "well-known and publicly documented history of antagonism" between him and the judge.
Concocted from lighter fluid, paint thinner and codeine tablets, krokodil is seen as an inexpensive substitute for heroin.
Montreal, Maine and Atlantic will use the money to pay creditors and legal fees.
You still have to be covered by Mar. 31 to avoid penalties. But to successfully accomplish that you have to send in your application by the middle of February.
The 2-for-1 offer is a way to help fellow citizens ‘support and connect with one another.’
The 31-year-old man is accused of chasing another man while armed with a shotgun.
An interactive map showing the sources and relative sizes of campaign contributions (as of the September 30 campaign finance reporting deadline) for and against the proposed Waterfront Protection Ordinance in South Portland.
Their research has helped scientists develop programs that unveil chemical processes such as the purification of exhaust fumes and the photosynthesis in green leaves.
Janet Mills says the idea of Thursday’s meeting in Portland is to work toward ensuring foreclosures are handled in a fair and consistent manner.
One resident is dead from smoke inhalation; two others escaped the blaze.
Janet Yellen would succeed Ben Bernanke as chairman of the nation’s central bank.
George O'Donnell had pleaded guilty to three charges of unlawful sexual contact with girls ages 6 and 7.
The driver was told the girl wasn’t allowed on the bus so she was left behind.
The move will likely have profound implications for decades of close U.S.-Egyptian ties that have served as a bulwark of stability in the Middle East.
Harbor porpoise aren’t endangered, and gillnet fishermen said being shut out of entire areas to protect the animals was unnecessarily restrictive.
Veterans Benefits Administration workers are placed on unpaid furloughs, which will likely slow the processing of new claims.
Jake Peavy and the Boston bullpen lift Boston to a 3-1 win in the decisive Game 4.
One arrested, 2 taken to hospital during concert / Police get reports of males in vehicles approaching children / Police seize $30,000 in heroin and cocaine ... and more news from around the state.
Daniel Lilley would not discuss the reasons for the confrontation outside the beekeeping business, but said it quickly became violent.
Four women help an immigrant get to work.
Conservative justices are skeptical about limits on individual donations in a two-year federal cycle.
Healthcare.gov requires users to create accounts before they can browse, resulting in bottlenecks.
The state’s largest health insurer could appeal the rejection of policy changes or devise a new plan.
The ‘shock wave of fire’ occurred 28 million years ago.
Obama, Boehner trade barbs, hints of compromise
With over 2,700 state workers funded by federal dollars and no end to stalemate in sight, the state weighs more furloughs.