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  • Maine families face elder boom, worker shortage

    08/16/2019 9:22:41 AM PDT · by Galatians328 · 18 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 14 at 7:31 PM | Jeff Stein
    Flaherty’s mother, Caroline, has for two years qualified for in-home care paid for by the state’s Medicaid program. But the agency could not find someone to hire amid a severe shortage of workers that has crippled facilities for seniors across the state.
  • Christian Civic League Mobilizes To Block Maine Laws

    08/10/2019 6:55:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | August 9, 2019 | Timothy Meads
    The Portland Herald Press reports that pro-life activists are mobilizing in an effort to collect 63,067 valid signatures of Maine in order to prevent two controversial laws which legalize doctor-assisted suicide as well as require private insurers and taxpayer-funded Medicaid to pay for abortions from taking effect in September. Carroll Conley, executive director of the Christian Civic League of Maine, told the paper that for the past two weeks the group has been working with Catholic and evangelical leaders around the state in order to obtain the signatures before and after masses and services. According to the paper, "the Christian...
  • Graham promises ObamaCare repeal if Trump, Republicans win in 2020

    08/08/2019 12:11:34 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 74 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/08/19 | Jessie Hellmann
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said this week that Republicans would push to repeal ObamaCare if they win back the House and President Trump is reelected in 2020. "If we can get the House back and keep our majority in the Senate, and President Trump wins reelection, I can promise you not only are we going to repeal ObamaCare, we're going to do it in a smart way where South Carolina will be the biggest winner," Graham said in an interview with a South Carolina radio station. "We've got to remind people that we're not for ObamaCare." Graham's repeal bill, introduced...
  • Emily Infeld’s 4th-Place Finish at Beach to Beacon Is More Than a Comeback

    08/07/2019 6:17:27 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
    Runner's World ^ | August 6, 2019 | Taylor Dutch
    For the first time since February 2018, Emily Infeld embraced the hard effort of competing in a race. Paying no mind to the clock, she trusted the cues her body provided her as she continued to battle her way through the final hill all the way through the finish line at TD Beach to Beacon 10K on August 3. Just seven months after her last hip surgery, Infeld had the rush of racing again, a feeling that she missed. The 2015 world bronze medalist covered the 10K course in 32:39 as the fourth overall finisher and top American in Cape...
  • Here Are The 17 Members Of Congress Who Voted Against Condemning BDS

    07/24/2019 2:23:41 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 34 replies
    Forward ^ | 7/24/19 | Aiden Pink
    The House of Representatives voted Tuesday by an overwhelming margin to pass a resolution condemning the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel and to endorse a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The non-binding resolution passed 398-17. Resolution sponsor Rep. Brad Schneider, a Democrat from Illinois, told JTA that the measure’s resounding success shows that support for Israel is a bipartisan phenomenon. While the resolution also made clear that Americans had the right to petition the government in support or opposition to a particular foreign policy, some Democrats argued that the resolution, which has no force in law,...
  • Lewiston police officer who died from fentanyl overdose seen pocketing drugs during arrest

    07/30/2019 2:29:38 PM PDT · by Mr.Unique · 30 replies
    Bangor Daily News ^ | July 25, 2019 | Christopher Burns
    A Lewiston police officer who died from a drug overdose at his home in February was seen pocketing drugs during an arrest three weeks earlier, an investigation found. Officer Nicholas Meserve, 34, was assisting Maine state troopers during a traffic stop on Jan. 18, when he was seen pocketing drug evidence that had fallen on the ground, Lewiston police Lt. David St. Pierre said Thursday. The drug seized during that traffic stop, which resulted in one arrest, was fentanyl, St. Pierre said. On Feb. 8, Meserve found dead in his Webster Street home from an accidental fentanyl overdose. Meserve worked...
  • So, who are the 17 members of Congress who voted against House (Anti-BDS) Resolution 246

    07/25/2019 7:15:32 PM PDT · by robowombat · 6 replies
    BARENAKEDISLAM ^ | JULY 25, 2019
    So, who are the 17 members of Congress who voted against House Resolution 246 which condemns the anti-Israel, terrorist-funded BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) movement? JULY 25, 2019 BY BARENAKEDISLAM The US House of Representatives voted 398 – 17 Tuesday to pass a non-binding resolution that opposes the BDS movement against Israel. 16 of the 17 “NO” votes were Democrats, including 3 of 4 members of the ‘Jihad Squad’ – Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Andre Carson (D-IN), a Muslim, also voted “NO.” The Dems that voted against HR 246 Rep Betty McCullom-Minnesota Rep Raul Grijalva-Arizona Rep Mark Pocan-Wisconsin Rep...
  • Electoral College Helps Small States, Not Red States

    07/22/2019 1:17:18 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    CNSNews ^ | July 22, 2019 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    Last month, both Maine and Nevada did what was in the best interests of their states: They rejected bills that would have enrolled their states in the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, an unwise effort to override the Electoral College. In Maine, it was killed by legislators in the state House after it passed Maine’s Senate. In Nevada, Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak vetoed the bill that had been passed by members of his own party in the Legislature. The National Popular Vote compact, which is an agreement between states, requires a participating state to award all of its electoral votes...
  • State of Maine Might Bleach and Destroy 100 Pounds Of Bacon Because Of Missing Paperwork

    07/19/2019 6:06:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies ^ | July 19, 2019 | Timothy Meads
    The product is perfectly fine. There is zero health threat from the meat. The man who owns it is not even trying to sell it to the general public. He simply wants to be able to cook the 100 pounds of bacon for himself, his family, and friends. And yet, the state of Maine says that they have to confiscate it because the store which processed the slabs of seasoned pig messed up the paperwork. The Bangor Daily News reports that "Officials from the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry have told Randy Canarr that they feel badly about...
  • Which GOP lawmakers have condemned Trump's tweet

    07/15/2019 2:25:06 PM PDT · by Innovative · 67 replies
    CNN ^ | July 15, 2019 | CNN
    Lawmakers are returning to Congress on Monday following a racist series of tweets from President Donald Trump aimed at four Democratic lawmakers, and Republican leaders as well as rank-and-file members are feeling the pressure to weigh in on the President's comments. But many leaders in the party are so far not weighing in publicly -- including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. "If he issues a statement on this we'll be sure to forward," said McConnell spokesman David Popp in response to a question from CNN. While many Republican leaders in Congress have thus far not spoken out, some GOP members...
  • The Feds Are About To Kill Maine's Lobster Industry And Hurt Thousands Of Workers

    07/14/2019 12:49:43 PM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies ^ | 7/14/2019 | Tim Meads
    Full Header: The Feds Are About To Kill Maine's Lobster Industry And Hurt Thousands Of Workers For Some Bogus Whale Regulation "There is a disturbing lack of evidence connecting the Maine lobster industry to recent right whale deaths,” Mills wrote in a Facebook post. “The Maine lobster fishery is not the primary problem for right whales.”
  • Trump nominees meet fiercest opposition from Warren, Sanders, Gillibrand

    07/13/2019 1:20:59 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 13, 2019 | Reid Wilson
    The senators who are most likely to reject President Trump's nominees are the very ones who want to challenge him in 2020. The Hill's review of two-and-a-half years of vote totals shows Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) voted against more Trump nominees than any other senator. At the same time, Republicans voted virtually in lock step for Trump's nominees; the average GOP senator backed 99 percent of his picks, and the one who went rogue most often -- Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) -- still voted to confirm 93 percent of his nominees. Trump's picks...
  • Big Money Lib buys 75% of Maine's Major Newspapers

    03/27/2012 5:42:15 PM PDT · by paul in cape · 11 replies
    Maine Biz ^ | 3-27-12 | Maine Biz
    Husband of Dem rep Chellie Pingree has purchased a 75% share in Maine's Largest Newspapers.Sussman to get 75% stake in MaineToday Media A new restructuring plan finalized today between MaineToday Media and Maine billionaire Donald Sussman gives Sussman 75% ownership in the media company. In February, Sussman outlined a deal to become a 5% equity partner through a $3.3 million loan to MTM. But as the deal went through its due diligence, investors, including out-of-state pension funds, insisted on changes. Maine Values, Sussman's company, is providing the same money, but as a straight stock purchase, resulting in a 75% ownership...
  • Senate rejects attempt to curb Trump's Iran war powers

    06/28/2019 10:17:17 AM PDT · by Innovative · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 28, 2019 | Jordain Carney
    Senators blocked an effort on Friday to restrict President Trump’s ability to go to war with Iran, handing a victory to Republicans and the White House. More than 40 have voted against the proposal from Democratic Sens. Tim Kaine (Va.) and Tom Udall (N.M.), which would block the president from using funding to carry out military action without congressional authorization. Though the vote remains open, the opposition blocks the proposal from getting the 60 yes votes it needed to be added as an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). In a round of unusual procedural maneuvering, senators passed...
  • PA Senate Passes Bill to Make Female Genital Mutilation a Felony in Pennsylvania

    06/20/2019 1:25:18 PM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    CNS News ^ | June 20, 2019 | Ilona Schumicky
    On Wednesday, June 19, the Pennsylvania Senate passed House Bill 315, which would classify Female Genital Mutilation as a first-degree felony in the Keystone State. The Pennsylvania House passed the legislation on April 9, and the bill’s primary sponsor, Rep. Thomas P. Murt, told he is “very confident” that Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf will sign the legislation into law. ... Rep. Murt wrote, “This is a major victory for the women of Pennsylvania. I want to thank my colleagues in both the House and Senate for taking this strong and unified stand for the right to be safe from...
  • Maine House Democrats Vote to Allow Female Genital Mutilation

    04/26/2018 5:32:37 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 85 replies
    Following swift action from Maine House Democrats on the last day of the legislative session, there will be no Female Genital Mutilation ban in the Pine Tree State.After months of pretending they wanted to stop the barbaric ritual child abuse of FGM, the Democrat caucus showed their true colors on the issue late Wednesday night.By a final vote of 77-70, the House killed the FGM ban in a mostly party-line vote. Rep. Cathy Nadeau (D-Winslow) was the only Democrat who crossed the aisle to protect young daughters of immigrants in Maine from this brutal abuse.You can see a full roll-call...
  • Senate votes to block Trump's Saudi arms sale

    06/20/2019 10:56:43 AM PDT · by Steve1999 · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06-20-19 | JORDAIN CARNEY
    The Senate voted to block President Trump’s Saudi arms deal on Thursday, paving the way for a veto clash with the White House. The Senate voted 53-45 on resolutions to block two of the sales, with GOP Sen. Susan Collins (Maine), Lindsey Graham (S.C.), Mike Lee (Utah), Jerry Moran (Kansas), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), Rand Paul (Ky.) and Todd Young (Ind.) joining Democrats. They voted 51-45 to block the additional 20 arms sales. Murkwoski flipped to vote for the sale, while Lee did not vote. The 22 arms sales, estimated to be worth more than $8 billion, would provide weapons to...
  • Some asylum seekers move on, leaving fewer families sheltering at Portland Expo

    06/20/2019 9:55:51 AM PDT · by Jim Noble · 23 replies
    Portland Press-Herald ^ | June 20, 2019 | Kelly Bouchard
    While African migrants who came from the southern U.S. border wait at an emergency shelter in Portland, some may be moving on to Canada because of immigration fears. A young girl dances during a performance Wednesday by Pihcintu, a Portland-based African teen singing group, at the emergency shelter for asylum seekers at the Portland Expo. Derek Davis/Staff Photographer The number of African asylum seekers sheltering at the Portland Expo has begun to drop as some families move on – including to Canada, according to an immigrant community leader who said the new arrivals fear U.S. immigration officials will arrest them...
  • National popular vote bill dies in Maine

    06/17/2019 11:28:04 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/17/19 | Reid Wilson
    Maine legislators on Monday killed a measure that would have awarded the state’s electoral college votes to the winner of the national popular vote. A bill to enter Maine into the National Popular Vote Compact failed in a 68-79 vote on Monday in the state House. Twenty Democrats joined Republicans in voting down the measure. The bill had been introduced by state Senate President Troy Jackson (D), and it passed the upper chamber in May. It lost a test vote in the House last month, then won a vote last week before sputtering on Monday. Maine is the second state...
  • Why did FR pull the 56 post thread regarding the seagull that ate the woman's lobster roll in Maine?

    06/09/2019 8:00:57 AM PDT · by mowowie · 141 replies
    FR pulled the 56 post thread regarding the seagull that ate the woman's lobster roll in's "under review"....WHY?