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  • Trump and Bolton waging proxy war in Maine GOP congressional primary

    07/09/2020 11:41:21 AM PDT · by RandFan · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 9 | W. James Antle III
    Former national security adviser John Bolton and his newfound opposition to President Trump have become a campaign issue in the Republican primary in Maine’s Democratic-controlled 2nd Congressional District, a top GOP target this fall. “John Bolton lies about President Trump, and now, his henchmen are doing the exact same thing to Trump conservative Eric Brakey,” says a new ad from the Protect Freedom PAC. “They’re scared of Brakey because they know he will stand with Trump, fight to drain the swamp, and advance an America First agenda.” The group’s spokesman, Michael Biundo, urged Maine Republican voters to “ignore the Bolton...
  • Lincoln Project offers list of GOP senators who 'protect' Trump in new ad

    07/08/2020 8:15:01 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07 08 2020 | Marina Pitofsky
    The Lincoln Project, a Republican super PAC, in a new ad slammed some of President Trump’s top GOP allies in the Senate, accusing a slate of Republican lawmakers of “cowardice” and “betrayal.” The ad, released Wednesday, states, “Someday soon, the time of Trump will pass. This circus of incompetence, corruption and cruelty will end. When it does, the men and women in Trump’s Republican Party will come to you, telling you they can repair the damage he’s done. They’ll beg you to forgive their votes to exonerate Trump from his crimes, ask you to forgive their silence, their cowardice and...
  • Sen. Collins refuses to say whether she’ll vote for Trump, signals she won’t campaign against Biden

    07/08/2020 5:01:17 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 81 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 8,2020 | Morgan Phillips
    Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, refused to say whether she’ll vote for President Trump in November and signaled that she would not campaign against presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden. The self-proclaimed moderate Republican from Maine told the New York Times this week she does not campaign against former colleagues. Biden and Collins worked together in the Senate. “I do not campaign against my colleagues in the Senate,” she said of Biden, adding that she knows him “very well” from their days in Congress together. “My inclination is just to stay out of the presidential and focus on my own race,” she...
  • A handful of Republican senators say they won't be attending the GOP convention

    07/08/2020 10:33:19 AM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 59 replies
    AOL ^ | 7/8/2020 | Allan Smith
    he senators skipping out include Chuck Grassley of Iowa, Mitt Romney of Utah, Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska. The lawmakers gave varying reasons for why they won't be at President Donald Trump's renominating convention. Some of those senators are not among Trump's favorites.
  • Never Trumpers cross line with party operatives by targeting GOP senators: 'Taking it too far'

    06/29/2020 7:28:44 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/29/2020 | Paul Steinhauser
    The "Never Trump" coalition of Republicans fighting to oust President Trump from the White House is making a risky play, just as the president's lackluster poll numbers are raising concerns on the right -- they're going after Republican senators too. The effort is being led by The Lincoln Project, a media-savvy outfit that spends most of its time hammering the incumbent president with scathing TV and digital ads. But along with targeting Trump, The Lincoln Project is now weighing in on the races of GOP senators facing tough reelections this year. ... The spot characterizes Daines – who’s facing a...
  • Senators Rand Paul, King, Crapo and Lee Reintroduce FAIR Act to Reform Civil Asset Forfeiture Process

    06/26/2020 10:48:41 AM PDT · by RandFan · 32 replies
    US Senate ^ | June 25 | Rand Paul
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Rand Paul (R-KY), Angus King (I-ME), Mike Crapo (R-ID), and Mike Lee (R-UT) reintroduced the bipartisan Fifth Amendment Integrity Restoration (FAIR) Act, S. 4074, to protect property owners’ rights, defend innocent Americans, and restore the Fifth Amendment’s role in civil forfeiture proceedings. “The federal government has made it far too easy for government agencies to take and profit from the property of those who have not been convicted of a crime. The FAIR Act will uphold the Fifth Amendment and ensure government agencies no longer profit from taking American citizens’ property without due process....
  • GOP rallies around Trump after firing of Manhattan US attorney

    06/22/2020 11:54:23 PM PDT · by robowombat · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/22/20 08:05 PM EDT | ALEXANDER BOLTON
    GOP rallies around Trump after firing of Manhattan US attorney BY ALEXANDER BOLTON - 06/22/20 08:05 PM EDT — GOP rallies around Trump after firing of Manhattan US attorney Senate Republicans on Monday largely defended President Trump following his controversial decision this week to fire Geoffrey Berman, the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York. Senate Majority Whip John Thune (R-S.D.) said Trump was within his right to fire Berman, who was involved in a number of politically sensitive investigations that touched on Trump and his advisers. “It’s kind of like previous firings, I would say,” Thune said....
  • Department of Justice Files Statement of Interest Challenging the Constitutionality of Maine Governor’s COVID-19 Orders that Economically Harm Maine Campgrounds

    06/20/2020 4:03:50 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 1 replies
    justice.gov ^ | May 29, 2020 | DOJ
    The Department of Justice today filed a statement of interest in a Maine federal court in support of a lawsuit filed by campgrounds in Maine—and New Hampshire residents who wish to enjoy them—challenging a measure by Governor Janet Mills in response to COVID‑19 that treats Maine residents more favorably than out-of-state residents when they seek to patronize campgrounds and RV parks within Maine. The Statement of Interest is part of Attorney General William P. Barr’s April 27, 2020 initiative directing Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband for the Civil Rights Division, and the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan,...
  • Donald Trump says he didn't need military control on his Maine trip because 'Antifa and Wacko groups of anarchists weren't there to cause trouble' and shares video of MAGA fans lining the streets

    06/06/2020 8:01:10 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 19 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 06 2020 | FRANCES MULRANEY and NIKKI SCHWAB
    President Donald Trump shared videos of his Make America Great Again fans in Maine as he took a hit at the George Floyd protests by saying there were no riot cops needed for his supporters. The president took to Twitter early on Saturday morning saying there were no 'Antifa and Wacko anarchists' among the crowd that turned out to greet him. His comments came as cities across the United States prepared for their twelfth consecutive day of protests against police brutality in the wake of the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis.
  • Trump: 'She's like a dictator' talks shift to reopening Maine

    06/06/2020 6:24:24 AM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 23 replies
    12 News ^ | June 5 2020 | Gabrielle Mannino
    BANGOR, Maine — President Donald Trump met with Maine fishing industry leaders shortly after he arrived in Bangor on Friday. The focus of the discussion was the new action Trump would be taking to allow commercial fishing at a marine conservation area off the coast, but more was talked about at the meeting, including criticism of Gov. Janet Mills. Former Gov. Paul LePage, who greeted the President when he landed at the Bangor International Airport around 2 p.m., initiated the talks about where Maine is on reopening, saying Maine is "still tied up pretty tight because we have a Governor...
  • LIVE: President Donald Trump Participates in a Roundtable and Signs a Proclamation in Bangor, ME

    06/05/2020 3:51:41 PM PDT · by Forgiven_Sinner · 32 replies
    Right Side Broadcasting Network ^ | 6/5/20 | Right Side Broadcasting Network
    Watch LIVE: President Donald Trump Participates in a Roundtable and Signs a Proclamation in Bangor, ME 6/5/20
  • Donald Trump travels to Maine amid protests and a pandemic with the state's Democratic governor telling him to 'check his inflammatory rhetoric at the door' and GOP senator Susan Collins refusing to go

    06/05/2020 10:23:10 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 36 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 05 2020 | NIKKI SCHWAB
    After Friday's Rose Garden press conference, President Trump will board Air Force One and head to Maine amid protests over the death of George Floyd and the coronavirus pandemic. Gov. Janet Mills, a Democrat, asked the president on Thursday to 'check his inflammatory rhetoric at the door,' while begging demonstrators to exercise proper social distancing if they decide to come out in support or opposition of Trump. The president will make two stops in the state. First, he'll talk to commercial fishermen in Bangor and then head to Guilford, where he'll tour the headquarters of Puritan Medical Products, which used...
  • Trump heading to Maine to visit maker of medical swabs, but [Maine Governor Janet] Mills raises security concerns

    06/01/2020 4:07:54 PM PDT · by Steven Scharf · 37 replies
    Portland Press Herald ^ | 6/1/2020 | Scott Thistle
    Portland Press Herald Trump heading to Maine to visit maker of medical swabs, but [Maine Governor Janet] Mills raises security concerns The governor asks U.S. Attorney General William Barr to share with state authorities any ‘intelligence’ they have on violent professional protesters who may be coming to Maine. BY SCOTT THISTLE, STAFF WRITER President Trump plans to come to Maine this week to tour one of the only factories producing medical swabs for coronavirus tests, prompting Gov. Janet Mills to raise concerns about potential “unrest” during the visit. . . . The White House said Monday that Trump plans to...
  • Stakes high for Senator Collins in coronavirus relief standoff

    05/25/2020 8:52:19 PM PDT · by RandFan · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/25/20 11:31 AM EDT | BY ALEXANDER BOLTON
    Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), who faces the toughest reelection campaign of her Senate career, is battling her own party over coronavirus relief funding for local and state governments hit hard by the pandemic. The Maine senator, in a state where President Trump is expected to lose the presidential vote, has co-sponsored a bill that would set up a $500 billion state and municipal recovery fund. Collins scored a win during the negotiation of the $2.2 trillion CARES Act by co-authoring one of the bill’s most popular components, the small-business lending initiative known as the Paycheck Protection Program, to which Congress...
  • Maine Lawmakers to AG Barr: Gov. Janet Mills ‘Has Exceeded’ Her Authority

    05/21/2020 1:24:48 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 21 2020 | DR. SUSAN BERRY
    A group of Maine legislators sent a letter Monday to U.S. Attorney General William Barr, requesting an investigation into Gov. Janet Mills (D) as a result of her numerous executive orders regarding the coronavirus crisis in which, they say, she “has exceeded her executive authority.” In the letter made available to Breitbart News, the lawmakers, all Republicans, led by Maine Rep. John DeVeau, expressed gratitude to Barr for his memorandum to the Department of Justice in April, in which he directed all U.S. attorneys to be watchful of coronavirus restrictions that could violate Americans’ constitutional rights. The legislators wrote: We...
  • Maine reopening despite missed benchmarks, inadequate testing regime

    05/17/2020 11:52:58 AM PDT · by Libloather · 30 replies
    Press Herald ^ | 5/17/20 | Colin Woodard
    Gov. Janet Mills has continued to lift lockdown measures that have slowed the pandemic in Maine even though the state has failed to meet key reopening prerequisites and other essential benchmarks and guidelines established by public health experts. The missed targets include downward trends in new cases, minimum levels of daily tests performed, and the establishment of a regime to routinely test asymptomatic individuals in exposed roles such as health care providers, supermarket clerks, ambulance crews and factory employees. “If we are really going to bring our society back to normal and have a major reopening, we need to be...
  • Maine Ban On Religious Gatherings Over 10 Persons Is Upheld

    05/12/2020 6:10:33 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 39 replies
    Religion Clause ^ | 5/12/20 | Howard Friedman
    In Calvary Chapel of Bangor v. Mills, (D ME, May 9, 2020), a Maine federal district court refused to issue a temporary restraining order against Maine Governor Janet Mills' COVID-19 order which prohibits religious gatherings of more than ten people. The court rejected plaintiff's free exercise, Establishment Clause and free speech challenges to the Order.
  • Senate Fails to Override Trump’s Veto on Iran War Powers Bill.....

    05/07/2020 9:04:09 PM PDT · by caww · 20 replies
    theepochtimes ^ | 5/7/2020 | JACK PHILLIPS
    The Senate failed Thursday to override President Donald Trump’s veto of a bill that would curb his ability to take military action against Iran. The Senate came up short of the two-thirds majority, and it voted 49-44, with seven GOP senators joining Democrats. Seven Republicans broke with Trump: Sens. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Susan Collins of Maine, Mike Lee of Utah, Rand Paul of Kentucky, Todd Young of Indiana, and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana. Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) joined Democrats in February to pass the bill, but he did not vote Thursday. Trump on Wednesday night,...
  • Democrat Taking On Susan Collins In Maine Has A Huge Me Too Problem.. After Sara Gideon said Susan Collins's support of due process was disqualifying, she is conspicuously silent on sexual assault allegations against Joe Biden.

    05/07/2020 9:22:12 PM PDT · by Conserv · 3 replies
    thefederalist.com ^ | May 5, 2020 | Mollie Hemingway
    The campaign of the Maine Democrat trying to unseat Republican Sen. Susan Collins has a massive Me Too problem. After launching her candidacy to unseat Collins because of Collins’s support for due process during the Brett Kavanaugh nomination, Maine House Speaker Sara Gideon is now going out of her way to ignore the detailed accusations of sexual impropriety and harassment by presumptive Democrat nominee Joe Biden. Gideon and the leftist groups funding her efforts have repeatedly said Collins must be removed because she supported due process for Kavanaugh when he was accused, without any substantiation, of attempted sexual assault. Collins’...
  • Maine restaurant loses health and liquor licenses after defying state virus orders

    05/02/2020 7:20:19 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 131 replies
    Bangor Daily News ^ | 5-2-2020 | Charles Eihacker
    NEWRY, Maine — The co-owner of Sunday River Brewing Co. in Newry who defied state orders by opening his doors to diners on Friday afternoon has lost his state health and liquor licenses, he said. Restaurants must obtain state heath licenses to legally serve food. More than 150 people came to Sunday River Brewing Co. in Newry on Friday afternoon after co-owner Rick Savage announced Thursday night that he would reopen in defiance of state orders meant to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. After learning that he’d lost the licenses around 4:30 p.m., Savage initially said he planned to...