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  • Obama amnesty in jeopardy with Bush judicial appointee hearing states’ challenge

    12/07/2014 7:08:10 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 12-7-2014 | Stephan Dinan
    The states challenging President Obama’s deportation amnesty have already won the first round in court after the case landed in the lap of Judge Andrew S. Hanen, a Bush appointee who issued a scorching rebuke to the Department of Homeland Security last year, accusing it of refusing to follow border security laws. It could hardly have been a worse outcome for Mr. Obama, who, in order to preserve his policy, will now have to convince a judge who is on record calling his previous, less-extensive nondeportation policies “dangerous and unconscionable.” Led by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, the 20 states...
  • District ordered to pay transgender student $75K

    12/02/2014 3:49:30 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 35 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | December 2, 2014
    A Maine court has awarded the family of a transgender girl $75,000 in a settlement of her discrimination lawsuit against a school district where administrators made her use a staff, not student, bathroom.
  • Ex-Maine State Police chief pleads guilty to sex assault, will serve 4 years

    11/23/2014 6:12:02 AM PST · by Altariel · 28 replies
    Central Maine.com ^ | 11/04/2014 | Scott Dolan
    Andrew Demers Jr., a 26-year veteran twice named Trooper of the Year, pleads guilty to sexual contactOne of the mostly highly decorated police officers in Maine’s history was sentenced Tuesday to four years in prison for sexually assaulting a 4-year-old child.Andrew Demers Jr., the former chief of the Maine State Police, broke down sobbing at one point during his sentencing hearing at the Cumberland County Courthouse, wiping tears from his eyes many times after he entered a guilty plea to a felony charge of unlawful sexual contact.
  • Police: Man crawled into sunken car, saved baby

    11/19/2014 8:20:54 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 18 replies
    turnto23.com ^ | 11-19-14 | Patrick Whittle
    A Maine logger helped save an infant from drowning when he crawled into a car that was upside-down in water and used a knife to cut the straps off her car seat and pull her out, police said. The baby wasn't breathing and another bystander performed CPR, reviving the girl, police said. Leo Moody, 44, of Kingman, was driving home from work Monday when he saw a flipped SUV in a culvert in Kossuth Township, about 175 miles northeast of Portland. Moody said he called 911 and rushed to the vehicle. Moody said one of the SUV's passengers told him...
  • Obama thanks New England for its support with a finger in its eye

    11/19/2014 9:02:06 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 27 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/19/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    New England is beyond a doubt the most socialist section of the country. For all their talk about “Boston Strong” and “Hearty New Englanders,” they are the most committed supporters of Democrat liberals. Last Wednesday their loyalty to Barack Obama was rewarded with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) crushing blow to New England’s cod fishing industry. Obama’s henchmen at NOAA placed a, “six-month ban on most cod fishing off New England this week and are threatening to cut next year’s catch by up to 75 percent.” Given the extent of the damage this ban will do, observers have...
  • Maine Sen. Angus King: Who cares if ObamaCare architect Jon Gruber thinks voters were

    11/11/2014 1:11:46 PM PST · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | November 11, 2014 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Via Newsbusters, after yesterday’s unpleasantness and the Halbig “speak-o” fiasco of a few months ago, I see Democrats (plus independents in name only like King) have finally reached the “Jon who?” stage of their Gruber problem. This is the game we’re playing now, eh? KILMEADE: They just lied about a health plan to the American people, called the stupidity of the American voter and bragged about the lack of transparency. KING: This is one guy. I don’t know who this guy was. All I know is that it’s important for people to have health insurance. And if you guys are...
  • Children of Civil War Veterans Still Walk Among Us, 150 Years After the War

    11/13/2014 5:52:24 AM PST · by Gamecock · 20 replies
    National Geographic ^ | November 11, 2014 | David A. Lande
    How many people alive today can say that their father was a Civil War soldier who shook hands with Abraham Lincoln in the White House? Fred Upham can. Despite sounding like a tall tale and a mathematical impossibility, it's documented truth. Fred's father, William, was a private in the Union Army's Second Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment. He was severely wounded at the First Battle of Bull Run, in 1861, and later personally appointed by President Lincoln to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Fred's in exclusive company—the dwindling group of children of soldiers who fought, North against South, 150...
  • Maine to hold recounts for three Senate races

    11/09/2014 2:30:47 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 13 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | November 9th 2014 | Associated Press
    Maine officials will conduct recounts in three races for the state Senate. In District 11, Democrat Jonathan Fulford challenged the outcome in his campaign against Senate Republican Leader Michael Thibodeau. Unofficial results show Thibodeau winning by 115 votes. A recount will also be done for District 21, where unofficial results show Democrat Nathan Libby defeating Republican Patricia Gagne by 64 votes. The third race is in District 25, where Democrat Catherine Breen beat Republican Cathleen Manchester by seven votes. If the results remain the same, Republicans will control the Senate with 20 members, compared with 15 Democrats.
  • The Gun Grabber’s Behind Washington State’s I-594 Reveal Their True Agenda And Your State Is Next !

    11/08/2014 9:10:07 AM PST · by rktman · 52 replies
    universalfreepress.com ^ | 11/7/2014 | richard anthony
    Initiative 594 just passed in Washington State, bringing on residents mandatory gun background checks and making it a felony to privately purchase or even hand a gun to a friend without government permission. A story in the Seattle Times the morning after the mid-term elections, revealed the true motives of the I-594 campaign and its proponents. It didn’t take long for the other shoe to drop and the rest of their anti-rights agenda to be exposed. Other states they’re now targeting with initiatives include Oregon, Nevada, Arizona, and Maine. Our rights are and always have been their real target, not...
  • Governor Paul LePage Ready For 2nd Term

    11/07/2014 8:20:00 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 28 replies
    WRKO ^ | Howie Carr
    Maine Governor Paul LePage called Howie to celebrate his re-election to the corner office and what was in store for Maine.
  • Charles Pierce Live Blogging: Open All Night (Schadenfreude-alicious)

    11/06/2014 8:16:03 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Esquire Magazine's The Politics Blog ^ | November 4, 2014 | Charles P. Pierce
    1:30AM -- I think it was contemplating the fact that both Sam Brownback and Paul LePage both may have survived as governors that was the last straw for me tonight. Brownback has wrecked his state. Even Kansas Republicans believe that. LePage is a local embarrassment who became a national embarrassment in the final days before the election. Even Maine Republicans believe that. But Brownback will go back to wrecking his state, and LePage will go back to embarrassing his because of an attitude that Republicans, and the conservative movement that has powered the party, have cultivated carefully over the last...
  • Angus King to caucus with Republicans.

    11/05/2014 10:47:33 AM PST · by dangus · 36 replies
    11-05-14 | Dangus
    Angus King is holding a press conference. Apparently, officially it's merely to "discuss" what party he will caucus with; I don't know if National Review's Sahil Kapur is being presumptuous, but he tweeted that King will caucus with the Republican Party. King has been a lockstep liberal, but switching party may move him slightly to the right (as it did Colorado party-switcher Ben Nighthorse Campbell). More importantly, it would seem unlikely that he could politically switch back to the Democrats if the Republicans outnumbered them 50-49 after the 2016 elections. So this would give the Republicans a boost in holding...
  • [Angus King to Hold 3:30 Press Conference]

    11/05/2014 10:46:49 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 24 replies
    Inagist ^ | November 5, 2014 | Rick Klein
    "Senator Angus King (I-Maine) will hold a press conference at 3:30 p.m. in Brunswick to discuss which party he will caucus with"
  • Angus King Trolls GOP, Sticks With Democrats

    11/05/2014 2:20:49 PM PST · by SMGFan · 42 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 5, 2014
    At a press conference held at his home in Brunswick, Maine, independent Senator Angus King announced that he plans to continue caucusing with the Democrats, after months of speculation that he might switch allegiances if the GOP took control of the Senate.
  • Republican LePage wins Maine governor race, CBS projects (Nurse Kaci Hickox saddened)

    11/04/2014 9:26:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    WTAQ-AM / Reuters ^ | November 4, 2014
    Maine Republican Governor Paul LePage has won re-election, CBS projected on Tuesday, retaining his seat in a three-way race against six-term Democratic U.S. Representative Michael Michaud and independent Eliot Cutler. LePage, 66, a former millworker, is an outspoken Tea Party-backed conservative who was considered one of the most vulnerable governors....
  • Maine Live Thread

    11/04/2014 6:09:31 PM PST · by Fido969 · 14 replies
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  • Kaci Hickox Boyfriend Bets 'You Can Guess Who We Voted For'

    11/04/2014 1:51:37 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11/4/2014 | By SYDNEY LUPKIN and LINZIE JANIS
    Kaci Hickox didn't go to the polls. She instead opted to vote via absentee ballot on Monday, her lawyer told ABC News. Hickox's boyfriend, Ted Wilbur, told ABC News today, "We voted yesterday in absentia, and you can guess who we voted for. We encourage all the good people of Maine to join us in returning decency to Blaine house." Blaine House is where the Maine governor, now Paul LePage, has traditionally resided for nearly 100 years. The incumbent Republican who's in a competitive race for re-election had tried to force Hickox to take a blood test. LePage has polled...
  • Kaci Hickox: Sorry, Everybody, I’ll Stay Away From You With The Ebola I Definitely Don’t Have

    11/03/2014 8:33:47 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Daily Caller's DC Trawler ^ | November 3, 2014 | Jim Treacher
    As you watch the following, note that “Nurse” Hickox is doing what she’s doing because she wants to, not because you want her to. You can’t tell her what to do! But all the same, she’s sorry for the fuss. Or something. Here’s America’s Sweetheart, auditioning for The View: (VIDEO-AT-LINK)If Hickox isn’t infectious, as she’s 100% certain she’s not, why is she self-quarantining? If there’s no scientific basis for staying away from other people, if it’s just “an abundance of politics,” why is she doing it? If she really believes what she’s saying, why isn’t she proving everyone wrong?[continued]
  • Hickox says she'll finally take precautionary steps, defends her fight against quarantines

    11/02/2014 4:46:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | November 2, 2014 | Adam Edelman
    The defiant Maine nurse who made headlines for openly disobeying New Jersey- and Maine-ordered quarantines upon her return from West Africa admitted Sunday that her 'community has been through a lot.' But she refuses to apologize for her battle, accusing Gov. Chris Christie again of mistaking 'an abundance of caution' for 'an abundance of politics.' The defiant Maine nurse who has aggressively fought her government-ordered quarantine, has finally softened her tone. Days after a Maine judge rejected the state's attempt to keep Kaci Hickox quarantined, the freewheeling caregiver admitted she'll take precautionary steps to appease federal and state medical officials...
  • It’s not just on Ebola that good science must prevail (Now it's getting ridiculous)

    11/01/2014 7:41:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Guardian & Observer ^ | November 1, 2014 | Nick Cohen
    Nay-sayers are all too quick to decry scientific findings if they don’t agree with their own cracked views.Kaci Hickox embodies all the American values conservatives say they admire. She’s tough – you don’t volunteer to leave New England to stem the spread of Ebola in Sierra Leone unless you have courage. She’s a rugged individualist, filled with the pioneering spirit, who makes her own way, without waiting for the say-so of “big government”. No tax-dollar funded politician or bureaucrat is going to lock her up in the land of the free. She knows, as every doctor knows, that Ebola is...
  • Maine Could Elect The Country's First Gay Governor – But LGBT Activists Are Split

    11/01/2014 5:57:21 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 25 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | November 01, 2014 | Jon Swaine
    Maine Could Elect The Country's First Gay Governor – But LGBT Activists Are Split Democrat Mike Michaud is in a neck-and-neck race with incumbent Paul LePage but he persistently voted against gay rights legislation before coming out Jon Swaine 1 November 2014 The man who may soon be the first openly gay person elected as a governor in the US sat silently in Maine’s house of representatives as an older colleague embarked on a homophobic tirade against the anti-discrimination proposal that they were considering. “I don’t see them as gay because they never smile, they have got that withdrawn look,”...
  • Kaci Hickox Was A ‘Disease Detective’ For The CDC

    11/01/2014 3:04:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | November 1, 2014
    Kaci Hickox was a “disease detective” for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), according to a widely overlooked part of her op-ed for the Dallas Morning News. While Hickox did not fail to disclose this information to readers — or rather, the Dallas Morning News didn’t — Conservative news sites have recently taken notice and commenced calling her out on the connection. Hickox has received much criticism from the Right and the Left for her defiance of a mandatory quarantine order. A Maine judge recently upheld that defiance, allowing her to come and go as she pleases for...
  • Court Order: Kaci Hickox's Roommate in Sierra Leone Was Treated for Ebola

    10/31/2014 11:45:45 AM PDT · by Raebie · 24 replies
    Fox Insider ^ | October 31, 2014 | Fox Insider
    A Maine court has rejected the state’s attempt to quarantine nurse Kaci Hickox. The court ruled that a quarantine isn’t necessary at this time. We are also learning that Hickox’s roommate in Sierra Leone had been treated for Ebola, but the court says any risk from that has passed. Jonathan Serrie reported the latest this afternoon.
  • Gonzalez: Quarantined nurse Kaci Hickox is bravely fighting policy not based in science

    10/31/2014 3:49:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | October 31, 2014 | Juan Gonzalez
    Hickox isn't backing away from challenging the home quarantine that's been forced on her in Maine. Meanwhile, Gov. Cuomo won't reveal the number of health care workers who have been subjected to the policy upon their arrival from West Africa.Civil rights lawyer Norman Siegel has defended countless victims of government abuse over the years, including people swept up in another hysterical call for health quarantines during the early days of the AIDS epidemic. But even the grizzled Siegel has been struck by the bravery and eloquence of Kaci Hickox, the 33-year-old nurse who telephoned him Saturday from a makeshift tent...
  • ABCNews: Judge Rejects Attempt to Isolate Nurse

    10/31/2014 3:01:40 PM PDT · by wtd · 29 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 31, 2014 5:52PM ET | Robert F. Bukaty/AP
    ABCNews: Judge Rejects Attempt to Isolate Nurse October 31, 2014 5:52PM ET "A Maine judge gave nurse Kaci Hickox the OK to go wherever she pleases, handing state officials a defeat Friday in the nation's biggest court case yet over how to balance personal liberty, public safety and fear of Ebola."
  • BREAKING: Judge eases some restrictions on Maine nurse being monitored for Ebola

    10/31/2014 9:50:13 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 66 replies
    Press Herald ^ | 10/31/2014 | David Hench
    A judge issued a new ruling Friday that removes some of the restrictions placed on Kaci Hickox, the nurse who the state has been trying to quarantine since she returned to Maine earlier this week. David Soley, a partner in the Maine law firm Bernstein Shur, which is representing Hickox, said that the judge issued a moving oral decision that sets conditions for Hickox that she has intended to follow all along. The new restrictions call for direct active monitoring of her condition, coordination of travel with public officials and a requirement that the state be alerted as soon as...
  • Maine Nurse Kaci Hickox Ordered to Stay Three Feet Away From People

    10/31/2014 8:16:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 31, 2014
    Kaci Hickox, the Maine nurse who treated Ebola patients and is locked in a standoff with the governor over quarantine rules, has been temporarily ordered by a court to stay at least three feet away from other people and avoid public places. Hickox, who has tested negative for Ebola and has no symptoms, has maintained that authorities in Maine violated her rights by demanding that she stay at home for 21 days. She took a defiant bike ride on Thursday morning, and Gov. Paul LePage said that she was testing his patience. The court order, issued late Thursday, leaves room...
  • 'Wistful' Obama launches last-gasp campaigning for elections (Husseincare never mentioned)

    10/31/2014 1:46:40 AM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    MSN ^ | 10/30/14 | Steve Holland
    PORTLAND Me. - Wistful about fighting his last campaign, President Barack Obama touted a burst of U.S. economic growth on Thursday to try to limit Democratic losses in next week's elections, in a speech at one of the few voter rallies he is attending. Obama seized on government figures that said the U.S. economy grew at a rate of 3.5 percent in the third quarter to suggest his policies are working and that electing Democrats will help the middle class. **SNIP** "We've created more jobs here in the United States over the last six years than Japan, Europe and all...
  • Maine governor says quarantine talks with nurse failed

    10/30/2014 6:15:00 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 144 replies
    WFAA.COM ^ | 30 OCTOBER 2014 | WFAA.COM
    <p>FORT KENT, Maine — Gov. Paul LePage said Thursday that talks with nurse Kaci Hickox had broken down and that he is ready to exercise the "full extent" of his authority to force her to adhere to a 21-day quarantine aimed at Ebola health workers.</p>
  • Just let Kaci Hickox have a pizza (The Left's New Poster Girl)

    10/30/2014 1:46:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    Vox ^ | October 30, 2014 | Sarah Kliff
    Update: This story now has a happy ending. Just around the time this article went live — about 20 hours after nurse Kaci Hickox requested a pizza — a Bangor Daily News reporter tweeted this photo of the pizza being delivered. The company apparently did indeed get the Maine police's sign off. First, it was Kaci Hickox, a nurse with Doctors Without Borders, who was held in quarantine at Newark Airport when she returned from treating Ebola patients in West Africa — even after she tested negative for the disease twice. She is now in quarantine at her house in...
  • Ebola nurse defies orders to stay at home and goes for a cycle as police follow in car

    10/30/2014 10:15:42 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11:59 EST, 30 October 2014 | Martin Gould In Fort Kent, Maine and Louise Boyle
    Nurse Kaci Hickox defied Maine's mandatory Ebola quarantine on Thursday and headed out for a bike ride with her boyfriend. The 33-year-old nurse left her home in Fort Kent, Maine with partner Ted Wilbur this morning, wearing gloves, a safety helmet and couple of layers of fleece to combat the bitter cold. Miss Hickox broke her quarantine at 9am and took an ATV trail behind her home for the hour-long ride. A state trooper who had been stationed outside the house followed her in a police cruiser. 'It's just good to be out,' Miss Hickox told MailOnline as she left....
  • Nurse defies Ebola quarantine in Maine, goes for bike ride as legal showdown looms

    10/30/2014 7:43:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 30, 2014
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)A Maine nurse back from treating Ebola patients in West Africa followed through on her vow to defy the state's "voluntary" quarantine on Thursday, leaving her home for a bike ride. Kaci Hickox and her boyfriend stepped out of their home Thursday morning and rode away on mountain bikes, followed by state police cruiser. There was no immediate comment from state health officials, who were going to court in an effort to detain Hickox for the remainder of the 21-day incubation period for Ebola that ends on Nov. 10. Police were monitoring her movements but couldn't detain her without a...
  • 'You can hug me, you can shake my hand - I won't give you Ebola' (Kaci Hickox)

    10/29/2014 10:50:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | October 30, 2014 | Martin Gould In Fort Kent, Maine and Louise Boyle
    * Nurse Kaci Hickox left the home of her boyfriend in Fort Kent, Maine, on Wednesday night to speak with the press * Residents of the small town are unimpressed that Hickox is trying to fight a 21-day quarantine imposed by the state * State's health chief and governor vowed to enforce Maine state guidelines which ask for a voluntary three week quarantine * Governor sent state police to her home but did not say whether she would be arrested if she tried to leave * State may go to court to get an order to make it mandatory tomorrow...
  • Nurse Kaci Hickox says she won't obey Maine's Ebola quarantine: I won’t be 'bullied by politicians'

    10/29/2014 3:35:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 115 replies
    NBC News' Today Show ^ | October 29, 2014 | Eun Kyung Kim
    Nurse Kaci Hickox — who remains symptom-free after spending three days in a New Jersey isolation tent after flying home from Ebola-stricken West Africa — remains under quarantine at home in Maine, but for only another day, she tells TODAY's Matt Lauer. “I don’t plan on sticking to the guidelines. I remain appalled by these home quarantine policies that have been forced upon me, even though I am in perfectly good health and feeling strong and have been this entire time completely symptom free,” said Hickox, who wouldn’t emerge from Maine’s 21-day voluntary quarantine until Nov. 10. “I truly believe...
  • Nurse Kaci Hickox 'Will Go to Court' Over Maine Ebola Quarantine Rule

    10/29/2014 7:24:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 128 replies
    ABC News ^ | 10/29/2014 | By KATIE KINDELAN and AARON KATERSKY
    Kaci Hickox, a nurse who treated Ebola patients and threatened to sue New Jersey over being quarantined before she was discharged, today threatened to sue Maine if officials there do not lift a 21-day quarantine restriction. “I will go to court to attain my freedom,” Hickox told “Good Morning America" today via Skype from her hometown of Fort Kent, Maine. “I have been completely asymptomatic since I’ve been here. I feel absolutely great.” Maine's health commissioner said Tuesday night the state will "pursue legal authority if necessary" to keep her quarantined. Hickox, 29, arrived at Fort Kent Monday, but is...
  • Maine prepared to enforce 'voluntary' quarantine (Nurse that was Quarantined in NJ)

    10/28/2014 5:55:41 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 3 replies
    Merced Sun-Star ^ | 8-28-2014 | ROBERT F. BUKATY
    Health officials said Tuesday they're prepared to legally enforce the state's "voluntary" quarantine on health care workers who've treated Ebola patients. Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner Mary Mayhew declined during a news conference to comment specifically on the case of nurse Kaci Hickox, who was confined against her will at a New Jersey hospital before traveling home to Maine. But Mayhew said her department and the attorney general's office were prepared to take legal steps to enforce a quarantine if someone declines to cooperate. "We do not want to have to legally enforce in-home quarantine," she said. "We're...
  • Lawyer for Fort Kent nurse says she won’t abide by quarantine

    10/28/2014 5:12:21 PM PDT · by knak · 125 replies
    bangor daily ^ | 10/28/14
    Attorneys for a nurse released from isolation in New Jersey after returning to the U.S. from West Africa say she will not comply with Maine health officials’ requirements that she remain under quarantine at home for 21 days. Kaci Hickox, who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone and shows no symptoms of the virus, agreed to refrain from going out in public for two days only, said Steven Hyman of the New York law firm McLaughlin & Stern. She traveled to Maine on Monday after her release from a New Jersey hospital, where she was isolated against her will. “She...
  • Ebola Nurse Who Was Quarantined in NJ Now in Maine

    10/28/2014 10:29:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 113 replies
    ABC News ^ | 10/28/2014 | By ROBERT F. BUKATY
    The nurse who was confined against her will at a New Jersey hospital after treating Ebola patients in West Africa is seeking time to decompress at an undisclosed location in Maine, her lawyer said Tuesday. Kaci Hickox's partner, a nursing student, has opted to stay away from the University of Maine at Fort Kent to be with her, a university official said. His off-campus home showed no sign of activity Tuesday. "At this point, he has made a decision he has decided to take a break from campus," said Ray Phinney, associate dean of student life and development. "We don't...
  • New fight over Ebola quarantine looms as nurse returns to Maine

    10/28/2014 6:38:00 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 107 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 10-28-2014 | FoxNews.com
    A nurse who treated Ebola patients in West Africa before being briefly and controversially quarantined in New Jersey could be the focus of a new battle over state health policy as she returns to her home state of Maine. Kaci Hickox left a Newark hospital on Monday and was expected to arrive in the northern Maine town of Fort Kent early Tuesday. Maine health officials have already announced that Hickox is expected to comply with a 21-day voluntary in-home quarantine put in place by the state's governor, Paul LePage. However, one of Hickox's lawyers, Steve Hyman, said he expected her...
  • Missing California woman found in Maine shack after it’s suspected she was swindled out of home

    10/13/2014 3:22:13 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 28 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 10-12-14 | Nina Golgowski
    Sarah Cheiker disappeared in 2008 at the age of 89 and was found in 2012, taken away by a family after they sold her house and spent the money, say authorities. Three people have since been arrested on felony charges of endangering the welfare of a dependent person. An elderly Los Angeles woman reported missing four years ago was found in a desolate shack in Maine after she was allegedly swindled out of her home and dumped there by a trio of thieves, it was reported this week. Sarah Cheiker, who disappeared in 2008 at the age of 89, was...
  • David Shribman: The muddled midterm elections of 2014 (World-class malarkey)

    10/11/2014 9:03:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Bemidji Pioneer ^ | October 11, 2014 | David M. Shribman, executive editor, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    WATERVILLE, Maine — With three weeks remaining before the critical midterm congressional elections, the character of American politics for the next two years and for the presidential campaign that will begin in earnest next month is unusually uncertain. In fact, the contours of our national civic life are more undefined than they have been since the overtime election of 2000 — a period of ambiguity no one is eager to repeat. So, as the election nears, the American political landscape can be described as a combination of enthusiasm and ennui that defies clear definition. In fact, enthusiasm and ennui are...
  • Why America needs more politicians like Maine Gov. Paul LePage

    10/11/2014 6:58:37 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 22 replies
    theweek.com ^ | 10/8/14 | Michael Brendan Doughterty
    Ever since Mitt Romney's "47 percent" disaster-gaffe in 2012, national Republicans have tried to shirk their image as welfare-hating, green eyeshade–wearing budget choppers. Even Paul Ryan, the former head of the congressional Ayn Rand fan club, now talks about expanding the scope of welfare programs to return more of their dependents into productive workers. But Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R), himself the product of a poor and disordered childhood, is not following the national herd. He's promising more cuts, and not exactly masking his rationale. Last year, he even took up the 47 percent number, saying "about 47 percent of...
  • Maine Governor: LePage (R) 41%, Michaud (D) 40%, Cutler (I) 16%

    10/11/2014 6:55:41 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 15 replies
    Republican Governor Paul LePage has pulled ahead of Democratic Congressman Mike Michaud by one point in Maine's gubernatorial race. LePage picks up 41% of the vote to Michaud's 40% in a new Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Maine Voters. Independent Eliot Cutler is in a distant third with 16% of the vote. One percent (1%) prefer another candidate in the race, while three percent (3%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it's in the news, it's in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or...
  • Michelle Obama Joins Planned Parenthood Prez to Campaign for Pro-Abortion Candidate (Mike Michaud)

    10/08/2014 9:46:27 AM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    Michelle Obama joined a campaign rally for a pro-abortion Democratic gubernatorial candidate in the state of Maine. She did not use the word abortion but said this, “And if we don’t show up at the polls this November, if we don’t elect leaders like Mike who will put people first instead of just fighting for special interests, then we know exactly what will happen. We will see more folks interfering in women’s private decisions about our health care. We’ll see more opposition to raising the minimum wage and ensuring access to health care for hard-working folks.” Justmichelleobama4 before saying this,...
  • Blow to Maine’s paper industry: Verso to close Bucksport mill Dec. 1, displacing more than 500

    10/01/2014 10:19:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Portland Press Herald ^ | October 1, 2014 | Dennis Hoey
    The closure will cost the town of 5,000 people almost half of its tax revenue. The state Department of Labor says the LePage administration has 60 days to find a buyer for the mill, which has operated since 1930.Hundreds of mill workers from across the state will find themselves without jobs at the beginning of the holiday season after Verso Paper Corp.’s sudden announcement Wednesday that it will close its paper mill in Bucksport effective Dec. 1. More than 500 employees will be out of work in the third mill closure in Maine this year, dealing a severe blow to...
  • Russia: ‘Free Syrian Army No Longer Exists’; Rebels Are Coordinating With Terrorists

    09/17/2014 2:45:27 AM PDT · by markomalley · 62 replies
    CNS News ^ | 9/17/2014 | Patrick Goodenough
    Russia on Tuesday accused the West of ignoring its warnings about the growing terrorist threat in Syria, and claimed that the moderate rebel front – the one the Obama administration wants to arm as part of its anti-ISIS strategy – “no longer exists.”The remarks by Russia’s ambassador in Geneva Alexey Borodavkin came during a session of the U.N. Human Rights Council, which was discussing the most recent report by a U.N.-mandated independent commission of inquiry into the conflict.The report, released late last month and roughly covering the first half of this year, recorded atrocities by the Assad regime and by...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Aurora over Maine

    09/20/2014 12:27:48 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 3 replies
    NASA ^ | September 17, 2014 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: It has been a good week for auroras. Earlier this month active sunspot region 2158 rotated into view and unleashed a series of flares and plasma ejections into the Solar System during its journey across the Sun's disk. In particular, a pair of Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs) impacted the Earth's magnetosphere toward the end of last week, creating the most intense geomagnetic storm so far this year. Although power outages were feared by some, the most dramatic effects of these impacting plasma clouds were auroras seen as far south as Wisconsin, USA. In the featured image taken last Friday...
  • Maine: Liberal non-profit caught promoting far-left candidate in recorded conference call

    09/10/2014 9:26:25 PM PDT · by Fido969 · 8 replies
    The Maine Wire ^ | September 10, 2014 | Steve Robinson
    ... liberal activists believe Mainers with strong Democratic voting records are having second thoughts about Michaud because of ads highlighting his position on welfare for undocumented immigrants. The conference call, held Thursday, included nearly a dozen representatives of liberal non-profits and was organized by Maine Equal Justice Partners, a 501(c)3 non-profit that has been a relentless critic of the LePage administration. The stated goal of the call was to develop a response to the RGA’s television and radio ads.
  • State Backs Down, Won’t Euthanize Baby Whose Father Shook Her So Hard He Put Her in a Coma

    09/10/2014 6:19:13 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 33 replies
    Life News ^ | 9/9/14 | Steven Ertelt
    After the governor of the state of Maine stepped up to the plate to go to bat for a little girl whose life was in peril, bureaucratic officials have backed off an attempt to end the life of a baby victimized by her own father.Last week, Gov. Paul LePage vowed to protect a little baby whose life is at stake and who state officials wanted to kill by putting a DNR order in place without her parents’ consent.Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the Maine Supreme Judicial Court in support of a mother pleading with the state...
  • Maine mom fights state over no-resuscitation order

    09/05/2014 9:32:40 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 23 replies
    The Post-Bulletin [MN] ^ | September 5, 2014
    A teenage mother is fighting a do-not-resuscitate order imposed over her objections on her brain-damaged daughter, saying she should be responsible for medical decisions. Child welfare officials who intervened after the baby was severely injured say life-saving measures in the event she stops breathing would only prolong her suffering. The mother, Virginia Trask, originally agreed to the do-not-resuscitate order. At one point, the infant was removed from life support and placed in her arms to die, then opened her eyes and began breathing. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Maine and Christian Civic League of Maine are joining the Alliance Defending...