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  • Border Patrol Agents Shut Down Highways in Maine and New Hampshire With Checkpoints

    06/22/2018 4:19:47 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 46 replies
    Border Patrol Agents Shut Down Highways in Maine and New Hampshire With Checkpoints By Matthew Haag June 22, 2018 For 11 hours on Wednesday, drivers who wanted to travel through a remote stretch of northern Maine were asked a simple question: Where were you born? Border Patrol agents closed off all southbound lanes of Interstate 95 north of Bangor, Me., stopping drivers, searching outside their cars with drug-sniffing dogs and refusing to let them pass until they disclosed their citizenship. At least one encounter was captured on cellphone video. “Good afternoon, ma’am, U.S. Border Patrol immigration inspection,” an officer told...
  • DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE ARRESTED AT DETENTION CENTER AFTER GETTING DESTROYED BY BORDER PATROL AGENT

    06/22/2018 4:56:46 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 59 replies
    dailycaller ^ | Jun 22,2018 | HANNA BOGOROWSKI
    Maine’s Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate was arrested outside a detention center in Texas on Friday morning for refusing to leave the premises after being told he was not allowed in. The nominee, Zak Ringelstein, announced Wednesday that he was traveling to McAllen, Texas, to deliver personal items, including toys, books and blankets to the immigrant children currently being held there. A Facebook Live video, which contains the arrest, shows Ringelstein waiting outside the center, being told he cannot go in, and then arguing with border patrol agents in the parking lot. (RELATED: CNN Tries To Shame Border Patrol Agent...
  • The List: Republican Senators Demanding Trump End Border Enforcement

    06/21/2018 4:04:39 PM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 107 replies
    True Pundit ^ | 6-21-18 | True Pundit Staff
    Thirteen Republican Senators Are Demanding President Trump Halt Immigration Enforcement At The United States-mexico Border Until They Can Pass Legislation Closing A Legal Loophole, Perhaps Leaving The Border Open For Years. Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS) Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) Sen. John Boozman (R-AR) Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV) Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH)
  • Muslim Migrant Violence Comes to Maine

    06/20/2018 5:14:40 PM PDT · by Hostage · 48 replies
    PJ Media ^ | JUNE 19, 2018 | BY ROBERT SPENCER
    The migrant violence that is becoming a feature of daily life in Sweden, Germany, France and elsewhere in Europe is now coming to the United States. Did we think we would be immune? Maine’s Sun Journal reported last week that a “melee” broke out near Kennedy Park in Lewiston, Maine, initiated by “at least two dozen teenagers, preteens and adults.” This mob was made up of Somali Muslim migrants: News Center Maine reports: “[A]ccording to family members, the fight was between white and Somali members of the Lewiston community.” Our immigration chickens are, as the Rev. Jeremiah Wright would say,...
  • White House faces growing outcry over migrant family policies

    06/17/2018 1:56:18 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 103 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/17/18 | Brett Samuels
    The White House appears poised for a fight over its policy of separating migrant families who cross the border illegally, even as a growing number of lawmakers are voicing concerns about the practice. Democrats and some Republicans have in recent days visited facilities used to house separated family members, leading to new questions about the process and growing calls for the so-called "zero tolerance" policy to end. GOP Sens. Jeff Flake (Ariz.) and Susan Collins (Maine) wrote to the Departments of Homeland Security and Health and Human Services on Saturday asking for clarity on the administration's practice of separating migrant...
  • Maine: Lewiston Man BEATEN TO DEATH By Muslim Migrant Mob In Bloody Melee

    06/17/2018 6:18:44 AM PDT · by Vlad The Inhaler · 70 replies
    Geller Report ^ | 6-16-18 | Pamela Geller
    In the wake of the bloody melee, a curfew is in place in Lewiston, a longtime gateway city for Somali migrant resettlement. And increasingly, Lewiston, Maine resembles Manchester, UK or Saint-Denis, France than an American city. Police said Thursday a man who was badly beaten two days earlier in a nighttime brawl near Kennedy Park remains in guarded condition. A clash of two groups occurred on Knox Street after teens in a car reportedly drove past the park and shot pellets and BBs at a group gathered there, according to Sun Journal sources who said they witnessed the events. Several...
  • Maine will issue gender-neutral driver licenses

    06/12/2018 4:26:21 AM PDT · by massmike · 39 replies
    Bostonglobe.com ^ | 06/12/2018 | ROBERT F. BUKATY
    The Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles is going to offer the option of a gender-neutral designation on driver licenses and identification cards. EqualityMaine said Maine becomes at least the third state to adopt such a policy, after Oregon and California, along with the District of Columbia. The move comes as a result of a complaint filed by EqualityMaine’s board president.
  • Maine Voted to Expand Medicaid. Judge Orders the State to Get Moving.

    06/05/2018 8:47:24 AM PDT · by buckalfa · 14 replies
    ,New York Slime ^ | June 4, 2018 | Abby Goodnough
    WASHINGTON — Seven months after Maine voters approved a ballot measure to expand Medicaid to tens of thousands of additional residents, a state judge on Monday ordered Gov. Paul LePage’s administration to stop stonewalling and move ahead with the plan. It was the second victory in a week for Medicaid expansion, which became possible under the Affordable Care Act. Lawmakers in Virginia voted last week to open the program to an additional 400,000 residents. Advocates in Utah have succeeded in getting a question on the November ballot about expanding Medicaid, and similar efforts are underway in Idaho and Nebraska.
  • See video: Somali gang storms Maine park, beats victims

    05/31/2018 7:56:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 87 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 5/30/2018 | unknown
    In what is just the latest incident of violence by Somali refugees in the United States, a gang has been caught on video attacking victims in a Lewiston, Maine, park. Maine First Media reported witnesses said the attack began when one of the victims asked an attacker for a lighter for his cigarette. One victim was hurt badly enough to be taken to a hospital, even though no charges were filed. Main First Media said a dozen Somali youth “swarmed and attacked two local residents in Kennedy Park last Thursday evening. The Somali mob attacked around 7:45 pm, just as...
  • Federal lawsuit alleges Maine Democratic Party laundered money for Hillary Clinton’s campaign

    05/30/2018 11:54:00 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    Bangor Daily News ^ | May 29, 2018 | By Steve Mistler
    The attorney behind a political action committee backing President Donald Trump is accusing the Maine Democratic Party and its counterparts in 32 other states of engaging in an elaborate money laundering scheme to benefit Hillary Clinton during the 2016 election. Dan Backer, attorney for the Committee to Defend the President, in December filed a complaint with the Federal Elections Commission alleging $84 million in illegal donations. But he has since sued the FEC in federal court in Washington, D.C., in an attempt to compel the notoriously plodding election law enforcement agency to investigate a fundraising agreement that involved most Democratic...
  • Visa woes have summer businesses looking to Puerto Ricans

    05/28/2018 4:57:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    WTOP-TV ^ | May 27, 2018 | The Associated Press
    PHIPPSBURG, Maine (AP) — Frustrated by red tape and visa limits on foreign workers, tourism businesses from Maine to Missouri are turning to Puerto Ricans who are fleeing a shattered economy and devastation caused by Hurricane Maria. Bob Smith, owner of Sebasco Harbor Resort in Phippsburg, hired a half-dozen Puerto Ricans last summer for housekeeping, landscaping and kitchen work, providing relief to his overworked staff. This summer he is doubling the number, and he would like to hire even more. Louis Morales, 50, of Comerio, Puerto Rico, is happy to be here because he makes double the salary he would...
  • Newt Gingrich, Mary Mayhew: Hope for those trapped in welfare dependency -- Thanks to Trump

    05/04/2018 7:58:34 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 2 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 4, 2018 | Newt Gingrich & Mary Mayhew
    Republicans and members of the Trump administration must keep up the pressure and focus on achieving welfare reform. When President Clinton signed the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996, many believed that the law would indeed “end welfare as we know it.” It’s what we intended when Congress created the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program and implemented work requirements to restore welfare to its original intent as a springboard to self-sufficiency. These policies were intended to be the beginning of welfare reform – the beginning of a nationwide policy focused on ending dependency. Instead, President...
  • Maine sample ballot Choice Ranking. June 12 Primary

    05/01/2018 3:15:28 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 25 replies
    I find anything new in voting with suspicion it helps Democrats.
  • Maine Democrats Vote Down Bill Banning Female Genital Mutilation

    04/27/2018 11:49:38 AM PDT · by martin_fierro · 40 replies
    PJMedia ^ | 4/25/18 | Tom Knighton
    If ever there was a bipartisan cause in this country, shouldn't it be banning female genital mutilation? Well, a bill banning FGM in the state of Maine was just voted down -- along party lines. As Townhall's Elizabeth Yore reports, "69 GOP (and 1 Dem) [voted] for the bill and 77 Dems and Independents [voted[ against an FGM bill that would criminalize female genital mutilation." Yore continues: "The Democratic House legislators who voted against this FGM bill curiously argued that 'FGM doesn’t happen in Maine,' despite the fact that Maine is one of only eight federal pilot programs to address...
  • Manchin becomes second Dem to back Pompeo

    04/23/2018 10:05:33 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 23, 2018 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) said on Monday that he will vote for CIA Director Mike Pompeo to be the next secretary of State, making him the second Democrat to support Pompeo's nomination. "After meeting with Mike Pompeo, discussing his foreign policy perspectives, & considering his distinguished time as CIA Director & his exemplary career in public service, I will vote to confirm Mike Pompeo to be our next Secretary of State," Manchin said in a tweet. Pompeo likely already had the votes to be confirmed by the full Senate. With Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) expected to oppose him, Pompeo needed...
  • Susan Collins: The Senate won't confirm a replacement for Rod Rosenstein who will kill Russia probe

    04/15/2018 7:34:14 PM PDT · by advance_copy · 79 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/15/18 | Kyle Feldscher
    Maine Sen. Susan Collins promised the Senate would not confirm a replacement for Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein if that individual would not commit to continuing the Russia investigation. Collins, R-Maine, said on ABC’s “This Week” that if President Trump fires special counsel Robert Mueller and his boss, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, to end the Russia probe, the Senate won’t allow the investigation to stop. “Only the deputy attorney general with fire him. That ... investigation is still going to go on,” Collins said. “So, it would not spell the end of the investigation. If a new deputy attorney...
  • An education solution for Maine's failing education system.

    04/14/2018 12:05:32 PM PDT · by The_Republic_Of_Maine · 34 replies
    MaineTV.net | 4.14.2018 | Self
    Here is the Educational solution for Maine. Instead of handing $13,240 a student to the State Department of Education and School Districts, and then trusting them to manage it (which they obviously aren’t doing well), put that money into an educational savings account controlled by the family that could only be spent on education Then let all schools, public and private, compete for the best teachers and compete to earn clients (students) by the quality of their product. If parents want their children to be taught social justice, climate change and transgenderism, they can send their kids to those schools....
  • Maine Voices: It’s time for a gun abolition movement

    03/23/2018 8:59:49 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 72 replies
    Press Herald ^ | February 25, 2018 | Greg Bates
    MONROE — As students under fire in Florida speak out to end mass shootings, many hope this time it’s different. Indeed, their demand is compelling: Our representatives in Washington must act less like politicians and more like parents. Most of them have children; they should act like it. But a fuzzy demand for “gun control” will likely squander this opportunity to save lives. To end gun deaths, we need to ban all civilian guns.
  • The Mystery of Maine’s Viking Penny

    12/27/2017 4:51:40 PM PST · by Eurotwit · 46 replies
    Atlas Obscura ^ | DECEMBER 21, 2017 | BY SARAH LASKOW
    The coin is the real deal, but how did it get all the way from Norway? ON FEBRUARY 6, 1979, KOLBJØRN Skaare, a Norwegian numismatist with a tall, wide forehead, walked into the Maine State Museum to see the coin. Just a few years earlier, he had published Coins and Coinage in Viking-Age Norway, a doctoral thesis that grew from the decade-plus he had spent as a keeper at the University of Oslo’s Coin Cabinet. The first specialist to examine the coin in person, he had just a day with it before Bruce J. Bourque, the museum’s lead archaeologist, had...
  • Climate change could ravage waterfront by 2100, so Portland plans to fight back

    03/04/2018 7:21:20 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 75 replies
    The Press-Herald ^ | March 4, 2018 | BY KELLEY BOUCHARD
    In less than 100 years, strolling from shop to shop along Commercial Street in Portland or running with your dog on Willard Beach in South Portland could become something folks did in the old days. Based on the latest tidal trends, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts that by the year 2100, those areas will be under at least a foot of seawater at high tide on a calm day. Under this grim scenario, Willard Beach would disappear, showing up once in a while as a narrow strip of sand at extreme low tides. The indomitable brick buildings on...