Just one week after both houses of the New York legislature backed a plan to ensure that the person who receives the most votes in a presidential election actually becomes President of the United States, a majority of the Maine state senate threw their support behind the same plan.
While all eyes in America were turned to President Obama's looming decision on the Keystone XL pipeline, Canadian regulators on Thursday approved another pipeline that could play a role in bringing tar sands to America.
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Shenna Bellows, the Democratic candidate for the 2014 Maine Senate race, supports bold action on climate change, a higher minimum wage, and less government surveillance. She is also the most prominent Senate candidate to boast her support for legalizing marijuana during a campaign.