Lauren McCauley

Lauren McCauley

Lauren McCauley is editor of Maine Beacon. Previously, she was a senior editor at Common Dreams covering national and international politics and progressive news. Lauren also helped produce a number of documentary films, including the award-winning "Soundtrack for a Revolution" and "The Hollywood Complex," as well as one currently in production about civil rights icon James Meredith. Her writing has been featured on Newsweek,, TruthDig, Truthout, In These Times and Extra! the newsletter of Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting. She currently lives in Kennebunk with her husband, two children, a dog and several chickens.

Sen. Susan Collins of Maine talks with reporters about the Respect for Marriage Act

Collins accused of holding marriage equality bill ‘hostage’ after Manchin flip

By: - July 29, 2022

U.S. Sen. Susan Collins is warning that the once bright prospect of a marriage equality bill passing the Senate has now dimmed as Republicans fume over West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin’s turnabout on the Democrat’s larger spending bill. “Let’s be clear,” tweeted Charlotte Clymer, an activist and former press secretary for rapid response at the […]