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  • Maine Governor Paul LePage criticized for 'racist' remarks

    08/27/2016 12:43:27 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 30 replies
    BBC World News ^ | Aug 27 , 2016 | BBC
    Speaking about Maine's effort to combat drug crime, Paul LePage said that "the enemy right now... are people of colour or people of Hispanic origin". [snip] Mr LePage was asked about a statement he made in January, in which he blamed the state's heroin problem on "guys by the name D-Money, Smoothie, Shifty" who "come from Connecticut and New York". "They come up here, they sell their heroin, then they go back home. Incidentally, half the time they impregnate a young, white girl before they leave," he said.
  • Maine Gov. Paul LePage leaves profanity-laced voicemail for state lawmaker

    08/26/2016 2:41:20 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 37 replies
    Washington (CNN)Maine Gov. Paul LePage left an expletive-laced voicemail for a state lawmaker that goaded him to "prove that I'm a racist" after a series of controversial comments once again put the governor in the news. LePage left the message for Democratic State Rep. Drew Gattine on Thursday, according to the Portland Press Herald, which also was the first to obtain audio of the voicemail. The uncensored audio message, also shared with CNN, contains several explicit phrases. The bombastic Republican governor is known for his loose style, which sometimes draws criticism. He is a strong supporter of Donald Trump, and...
  • President designates National Monument in northern Maine woods

    08/24/2016 12:46:27 PM PDT · by Enchante · 41 replies
    WMTW ^ | August 24, 2016 | Staff
    The national monument designation has faced opposition in the region. Gov. Paul LePage released a statement Tuesday afternoon condemning the land donation. "That's one way to get out of paying taxes to the state of Maine," he said. "It's sad that rich, out-of-state liberals can team up with Obama to force a national monument on rural Mainers who do not want it." The governor did not stop to talk to reporters Wednesday afternoon after an event in Portland, but his office released a statement. “President Obama is once again taking unilateral action against the will of the people, this time...
  • LePage: Man Who Died Fighting With ISIS Received Welfare Benefits

    08/22/2016 6:54:59 AM PDT · by massmike · 23 replies
    http://news.mpbn.net/ ^ | 08/22/2016 | STEVE MISTLER
    Gov. Paul LePage has pounced on the recent unsealing of court documents showing an Iranian refugee who resettled in Maine and later joined the terror group ISIS. But the governor’s eagerness to use Adnan Fazeli’s radicalization here to rail against welfare benefits for refugees may have led him to run afoul of a federal law designed to protect the identities of welfare recipients and their families. According to federal rules, the identities of benefit recipients are confidential — only law enforcement, immigration officials and state administrators are allowed to know who receives the benefits. Those same officials, according to the...
  • Large piece of snake skin found near Maine river

    08/21/2016 12:31:16 AM PDT · by EinNYC · 59 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | August 21, 2016 | Fox News
    Authorities in Maine have warned the public about snakes after a large snake skin was found near the Presumpscot River on Saturday. Westbrook police said they have been searching for a 10-foot snake since June after a woman reported seeing it near a playground. There have been several other sightings of the reptile, dubbed “Wessie,” since, according to WMTW-TV.
  • Somalis in Maine strike back after Trump's comments at rally

    08/10/2016 12:31:29 AM PDT · by blueplum · 45 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 05 August 2016 5:59pm EDT | Patrick Whittle
    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Donald Trump's characterization of Somalis as dangerous and a drag on resources could undo years of work that they have done to establish themselves in the country's whitest state, Somali residents said Friday. Trump told a packed audience in Portland on Thursday that Maine is a "major destination" for Somali refugees and that they're coming from some of the "most dangerous" places. All told, about 10,000 Somalis lives in Portland and Lewiston, Maine's largest cities. [snip] On Friday afternoon, Somali organizers held a rally on the steps of City Hall to respond to Trump. One read...
  • Liberal Republican Senator Writes Op-ed on Why She Can’t Support Donald Trump

    08/09/2016 2:32:15 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 77 replies
    The New American ^ | 09 August 2016 | Warren Mass
    Liberal Republican Senator Susan Collins of Maine, who scored just 30 percent on The New American’s latest Freedom Index, wrote an op-ed piece for the Washington Post explaining why she will not support for Donald Trump for president.In her brief article, Collins, who has a record of being anti-Second Amendment, pro-abortion (despite identifying as a Catholic), and in favor of giving an Obama Supreme Court nominee a hearing, did not mention a single issue upon which she bases her opposition to a Trump presidency. He entire argument against her party’s nominee boils down to her dissatisfaction with comments that Trump...
  • Maine restaurant won't serve customers who like guns

    08/02/2016 4:59:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 96 replies
    Heatstreet ^ | August 1, 2016 | Andrew Stiles
    After the deadly terror attack at a gay nightclub in Orlando, a restaurant owner in Portland (Maine not Oregon) wanted to do something “outside the box” in order to solve the problem of “gun violence” in America.So she wrote a post on Facebook.Anne Verrill, owner of two Portland-area restaurants, wrote on Facebook that anyone who owns—or even supports an individual’s right to own—an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle, may “no longer enter either of my restaurants, because the only thing I want to teach my children is love.”The post was deleted after a bunch of people on the internet who like guns...
  • Trump supporters, protesters converge on Portland for afternoon rally (Portland ME)

    08/04/2016 10:50:20 AM PDT · by Steven Scharf · 13 replies
    Portland Press Herald ^ | 8/4/2016 | Gillian Graham
    Standing in the growing line outside Merrill Auditorium this morning, one Trump supporter – a former 'Bernie Bro' – says the candidate 'is not graceful and he's not eloquent, but he's still my guy.' Hours before the doors opened Thursday at Portland’s Merrill Auditorium, supporters began showing up for a rally with Donald Trump, whose presidential campaign continues to attract grass-roots voter support even as the Republican candidate increasingly frustrates and alienates leaders of his own party. At the same time, a growing number of protesters thronged the plaza in front of Portland City Hall as the day progressed, chanting...
  • LIVE:Trump town hall event in Portland, ME at the Merrill Auditorium. Begins at 3:00 PM ET.

    08/04/2016 12:46:49 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 524 replies
    Thursday, August 4, 2016: LIVE Watch the LIVE STREAM of the event below beginning at 3:00 PM ET: PORTLAND, ME BEAUTIFUL MERRILL AUDITORIUM
  • Donald Trump Coming to Portland's Merrill Auditorium (Maine)

    08/01/2016 10:03:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Maine Public Broadcasting ^ | August 1, 2016 | Steve Mistler
    Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump will make his third stop in Maine when he holds a town hall meeting in Portland on Thursday. The real estate mogul and television personality is continuing to target the Pine Tree State as his campaign attempts to find a favorable path in the Electoral College map. So far, national pundits have predicted a difficult road because his rival Hillary Clinton has shown appeal in voting blocs that traditionally turn out in presidential elections. However, Trump is still hoping to court disaffected Bernie Sanders supporters who flocked to the Vermont senator’s criticism of foreign trade...
  • Restaurant Spurns Those Who Are O.K. With AR-15s

    08/01/2016 12:19:42 PM PDT · by DFG · 56 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | 08/01/2016 | KATHARINE Q. SEELYE
    After a gunman killed 49 people in June at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., Anne Verrill, a prominent Maine restaurateur, swung through a range of familiar emotions: frustration, anger, helplessness. She reflected, too, on her typical response to the nation’s litany of gun massacres. “We write Facebook posts, we copy and paste, and we talk about it with people who basically agree with us,” Ms. Verrill, 38, said the other day. “We’ve never really done anything outside the box with regard to gun control.”
  • Officials: Several Augusta city workers moved due to bedbugs ( Maine )

    07/15/2016 8:59:25 PM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    WMTW ^ | Jul 14, 2016
    AUGUSTA, Maine —Officials in Maine's capital city say bedbugs were found in three city offices. ... A bedbug-detecting dog confirmed there were bedbugs in that office and in the offices of community services ... Bedbugs had been reported at two privately owned boarding houses in May. City councilors adopted an emergency law requiring tenants to alert landlords of bed bugs. Landlords must also give the city a decontamination plan.
  • Black Lives Matter Protesters close major street in Portland Maine

    07/15/2016 5:58:31 PM PDT · by ROCKLOBSTER · 113 replies
    A group of BLM protesters have formed a circle in the middle of the very busy "Commercial Street" in the heart of the "Old Port District". Police have blocked off all traffic on the street, which is normally jammed to capacity with cars and pedestrians on a typical Summer weekend night. The protesters have declared they don't care if they are arrested.
  • Group seeking $12 base wage posted jobs paying $10 an hour (Maine)

    07/08/2016 5:23:34 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 12 replies
    Portland Press herald ^ | 7-8-16 | ERIC RUSSELL
    The organization behind an effort to raise Maine’s minimum wage to $12 an hour has been advertising for new workers at a rate closer to $10 an hour. An online ad posted Tuesday by the Maine People’s Alliance indicates new phone canvassers/organizers would be paid $429 every two weeks for working 21.25 hours a week. That works out to $10.09 an hour, considerably less than the $12 minimum wage the alliance is seeking by 2020. The discrepancy was first reported by the Washington Free Beacon, a Washington, D.C.-based conservative news and commentary website. Mike Tipping, communications director for the people’s...
  • United States et al. vs. Texas et al.: A Political Question for November

    07/01/2016 8:52:34 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 13 replies
    verdict.justia.com ^ | 7/1/2016 | John Dean
    In a nine-word per curiam decision, eight justices of the United States Supreme Court have revealed they are deadlocked in a 4 to 4 divide on the new immigration procedures of the Obama administration, with its executive decision to not deport the immigrant parents of children born in the United States (thus citizens) and give them legal status but less than citizenship in the process. The State of Texas, joined by 25 others states, filed a lawsuit to block this executive action, which affects between 4 and 5 million immigrants in the United States. The case was before the Supreme...
  • ME: Two Armed WalMart Shoppers Stop NY Drug Deal Shootout

    06/29/2016 6:00:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 27 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 29 June, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    A drug deal was going down in a WalMart parking lot.  Some of the participants were not happy with the deal.  They could not use the criminal justice system, so they used guns.  Shots were exchanged between occupants of two cars in the lot.  The WalMart parking lot was not in New York or New Jersey.  This WalMart was in Augusta, Maine, and in Maine, responsible and honest people can legally carry guns.  Two honest and responsible gun carriers stopped the shooting. The shooting in the Maine WalMart was between New York residents, and it involved Heroin.  The four...
  • LIVE THREAD: Donald J.Trump in Bangor, Maine @ 4pm EDT

    06/29/2016 4:15:26 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 564 replies
    Wednesday, June 29, 2016: Live streaming coverage of the Donald J. Trump rally in Bangor, ME at the Cross Insurance Center. Live coverage begins at 4:00 PM EDT. Bangor ME Watch the LIVE Stream of the event below beginning at 4:00 PM EDT The Cross Insurance Center Main Street Bangor, Maine
  • Governor to Obama in Food Stamp Fight: ‘Wake Up and Smell the Energy Drinks’

    06/27/2016 11:36:08 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 106 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | June 24, 2016 | Melissa Quinn
    Maine Gov. Paul LePage may have considered a proposal to prohibit food stamp recipients from using their benefits to buy candy and sodas to be a sweet one, but the Obama administration disagrees. The friction between the Republican governor and the U.S. Department of Agriculture has reignited a debate after the Obama administration denied LePage’s request to put restrictions on what can be purchased with food stamps. In a letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, LePage said: “It’s time for the federal government to wake up and smell the energy drinks.” In an interview with The Daily Signal, LePage’s health...
  • Lowest-paid governor’s wife now waitressing

    06/25/2016 2:41:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    USA Today | June 24, 2016 | Donovan Slack
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2016/06/24/lowest-paid-governor-wife-now-waiting-tables/86345342/
  • What The Confederate Stranger and A Small Town in Maine Can Teach Us About Human Decency

    06/21/2016 8:34:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 21, 2016 | Christine Rousselle
    In 1862, a man named Lt. Charles H. Colley of Gray, ME was killed during the Battle of Cedar Mountain. When his grieving family opened up the casket that was supposed to contain their son, they were stunned to discover that a fully uniformed Confederate soldier had been shipped to them instead. Having no way to identify the soldier, and also lacking the means to ship him back to Virginia, Lt. Colley's family decided to bury him in Gray Village Cemetery alongside the Union soldiers who had been killed in the war. They figured that this unknown Confederate's family would...
  • A Portland restaurateur says assault rifle owners are not welcome at her businesses

    06/16/2016 7:18:28 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 119 replies
    BDN Maine ^ | 6/16/2016 | Samuel Shepherd
    A Portland restaurateur used her business’s Facebook page to speak her mind on assault weapons — inciting a backlash from gun rights advocates. Anne Verrill, owner of Grace on Chestnut Street, and Foreside Tavern & Side Bar in Falmouth, published the post on Wednesday, along with a photo of an assault rifle similar to the one used in the Orlando massacre. “I have spent 12 years, intentionally, not being political on this page… Let me be clear, this is not a political issue,” she wrote, according to several reports. “This is a human rights issue. If you own this gun,...
  • Collins: Trump 'really has to change' approach to get her endorsement

    06/09/2016 2:45:58 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 75 replies
    http://www.cnn.com ^ | June 8 2016 | Eugene Scott, CNN
    Washington (CNN)Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins said she won't endorse GOP presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump until he starts behaving more "presidential." "I would love to be able to endorse Donald Trump, but he really has to change the approach that he's taken," she told CNN's Chris Cuomo on Wednesday on "New Day." "If I were giving him advice, I would tell him he should own up to making mistakes. He should apologize to the judge and to the American people. And he should stop insulting people."
  • BREAKING=> TRUMP Camp Releases List of 9 of 15 States In-Play This Cycle Including NY and California

    05/29/2016 5:12:30 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 145 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 5/29/2016 | Jim Hoft
    Donald Trump announced this weekend he puts 15 states potentially into play in the general election this year. The states include: — Ohio — Florida — Virginia — Minnesota — Michigan — Pennsylvania — Wisconsin — New York — Maine — California ** Plus Donald Trump is beating Hillary Clinton in the latest Oregon poll and is essentially tied with Hillary in New Hampshire -two more traditional blue states. And Hillary Clinton hasn’t even been indicted yet!
  • They’re Coming For Your Home

    05/23/2016 5:03:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 75 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 23, 2016 | Katie Kieffer
    They’re coming for your home. Right now. I suggest you save it. I can guide you, but you must do exactly as I say. Except, this isn’t The Matrix. You’re no actor, like Keanu Reeves, playing a distraught programmer-hacker named “Neo.” Nor am I an actor, like Laurence Fishburne, playing your guide “Morpheus.” This is real life, baby. Your home or apartment—and the neighborhood in which you live—is under siege. “Agents”—sans black glasses and black business suits—who work for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) have written a new regulation called “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing” (AFFH) that...
  • Amid Shouts of 'Shame,' House GOP Defeats Gay Rights Measure

    05/19/2016 5:37:10 PM PDT · by massmike · 63 replies
    http://abcnews.go.com/ ^ | 05/19/2016 | ERICA WERNER
    Democrats shouted "Shame! Shame!," but seven Republicans switched their votes and defeated a measure to protect gay rights. The final vote was 213-212 after the chaos on the House floor. That was enough to defeat an amendment by Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, D-N.Y., aimed at upholding an executive order that bars discrimination against LGBT employees by federal contractors. Maloney and other Democrats were incensed. "They literally snatched discrimination from the jaws of equality," Maloney said. He said he had approached Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., as McCarthy worked on GOP colleagues to vote against the measure. McCarthy told Maloney to...
  • Brilliant Fireball Seen Over The Northeast Coast

    05/17/2016 6:43:03 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 29 replies
    Popular Science ^ | 5/17/2016 | Mary Beth Griggs
    In the early hours this morning, people that were awake and looking up at the sky in the northeastern United States and far eastern Canada were treated to a magnificent display as a meteorite burned up in the atmosphere, brightening the entire sky for a second as it went.The American Meteor Society, which reported the event and compiled images and videos taken by night owls and people lucky enough to have dash cams or web cams pointing in the right direction at the right time.
  • Fury builds among Sanders supporters over stonewalling by Dem establishment

    05/16/2016 7:26:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 33 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 5/16/2016 | Thomas Lifson
    Did you know that Hillary supporter Barney Frank “was booed and shouted at as a "sellout" who should "go back to Massachusetts" by Sanders supporters at the Maine State Democratic Convention on Saturday? Somehow, the mainstream media managed to overlook this sign of the divisive passions rending the Democratic Party as its establishment strong-arms Hillary Clinton. Along with the incredible story of the Nevada State Convention where DNC officials fled, violence erupted and John Law had to be called in, signs are that the party is falling apart.
  • Gun owners should be paranoid about Maine’s background check referendum

    05/09/2016 9:27:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies
    bangordailynews.com ^ | 5/8/2016 | Stephen C. Smith
    In November, Maine’s public will be asked to decide whether lawful owners of firearms should be required to go to a gun dealer, pay a “reasonable fee” and be required to fill out a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Form 4473 to buy or sell a firearm. The referendum’s proponents claim that these requirements are easy, will make us safer, and that this will not be gun registration. Such claims are misleading. Who will determine the amount of this “reasonable fee”? Why should the owner of lawful property, which he or she may have owned for decades, be...
  • Bath Iron Works Will Build First Flight III Arleigh Burke DDG

    05/03/2016 12:07:38 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 31 replies
    USNI News ^ | May 1, 2016 | Sam LaGrone
    The first Flight III Arleigh Burke guided missile destroyer will be built at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, according to a Sunday statement from the Navy to USNI News. Last week, the Navy issued a pre-solicitation notice on FedBizOpps stating the service intended to issue a Request for Proposal to Bath Iron Works for a Burke DDG “and associated supplies and services which are anticipated to be delivered in the Flight III configuration,” read the notice. The ship will feature the first operational installation of the Raytheon AN/SPY-6 Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) – an active electronically scanned array...
  • President Hillary is totally unacceptable!

    04/23/2016 1:02:08 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 894 replies
    Free Republic stands for God, family, country! America! "We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, ensure domestic Tranquillity, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this constitution for the United State of America." Securing the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity is our mission on FR. We cannot secure the blessings of liberty with Hillary in the White House. When Trump wins the lion's share of the primary votes, states and...
  • Fox News: Cruz Campaign accused of "dirty tricks"

    04/23/2016 9:19:01 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 91 replies
    Twitter ^ | 4/23/2016 | Dan Scavino
    Fox News: Cruz Campaign accused of "dirty tricks"
  • Lyin’ Cruz Campaign Lies To Maine Governor – Reneges on Agreement For Delegate Unity Ticket…

    04/23/2016 10:26:37 PM PDT · by RedWulf · 75 replies
    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2016/04/23/lyin-cruz-campaign-lies-to-maine-governor-reneges-on
    During the Maine GOP caucus on March 5, candidate Ted Cruz came out on top with about 46 percent of the vote. Based on the caucus result Cruz was allocated 12 delegates, leaving nine for Trump and two for John Kasich. cruz quoteMaine’s Governor Paul LePage coordinated with the Cruz camp, the Trump camp and the Kasich camp to insure the state convention would provide equitable distribution of the delegates based on the caucus result. This is called a “unity ticket”, with delegates assigned based on the results of the caucus. However, during the state’s convention this weekend the Cruz...
  • Ted Cruz wins almost all of Maine's delegates at convention

    04/23/2016 5:40:43 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 182 replies
    CNN ^ | 04/23/2016 | David Wright
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz collected the overwhelming majority of Maine's Republican delegates during the state's GOP convention Saturday. Cruz collected 19 of the 20 spots up for grabs, with the 20th spot going to Maine Gov. Paul LePage, who's supporting GOP front-runner Donald Trump. 
  • Maine Republicans about to choose delegates for national convention

    04/22/2016 3:24:42 PM PDT · by onona · 6 replies
    Portland Press Herald ^ | 21 APR 2016 | Steve Mistler
    Maine Republicans will gather in Bangor this weekend to choose the 23 delegates to represent the state at a national Republican convention in Cleveland that is shaping up to be a historic political slugfest. The delegates are bound by Maine Republican Party rules to honor the results of the state Republican caucus in March when Ted Cruz won 12 delegates, Donald Trump won nine and John Kasich won two.
  • Maine: National Cruz camp planning to steal all 23 delegates tomorrow

    04/22/2016 3:32:00 PM PDT · by Future Useless Eater · 212 replies
    http://HowieCarrshow.com ^ | Howie Carr Radio program
    Turn on Howie Carr! National Cruz people planning to steal all 23 delegates in Maine tomorrow! The governor wants the delegates that go to Cleveland be 12/ 9// 2. For Cruz / trump / Kasich Cruz people refusing and fans a full slate completely loyal to Cruz
  • Please help.

    04/16/2016 7:35:08 AM PDT · by The_Republic_Of_Maine · 10 replies
    http://www.mainetv.net/ ^ | 4-16-2016 | Self
    I have a question for all, The two videos at www.MaineTV.net make it perfectly clear that computer voting machines and computer vote counting machines are easily hacked and corrupted, stealing elections, so that, the one sworn is is not the one elected, but the one anointed by the powers to be. Now my question: Why do you think it is literally impossible to get the Maine State Legislature and/or the Governor to work to ban these machines and return to paper hand counted ballots. I am serious with this question, I don't know how to work to remedy this till...
  • Reality Check: GOP scrambles under allegations of rampant election fraud in Maine caucus

    04/13/2016 4:04:28 AM PDT · by Flick Lives · 5 replies
    Fox19 Now ^ | February 14, 2012 | Fox19
    (FOX19) - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is back on track after winning the Maine caucuses. What the headlines haven't told you is that what happened in Maine is the messiest caucus Republicans have had so far, and it may not be over yet. Maine, is not a major state during national primaries. Only 24 delegates come out of Maine to the national convention. But what happened there over the weekend does more than raise eyebrows. It is enough to make you question, was the caucus fixed? Saturday night, February 11, the head of the Maine GOP, Charlie Webster, announced...
  • ‘Hanging over us’: Homeowners face uncertainty as I-395 plan ramps up

    04/10/2016 11:03:09 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Bangor Daily News ^ | April 10, 2016 | Nok-Noi Ricker
    BREWER, Maine — When Ken and Jo-Ann Arbo moved into their home in Eddington 22 years ago, they thought they found the perfect place to live.“I hunt right there. I fish out there. I snowmobile out there,” Ken Arbo said of the woods and fields near the couple’s home. “That is why we moved out there.”Now the Arbos face the real possibility of moving again.Their Lambert Road home is within the path of the controversial I-395/Route 9 connector, a proposed two-lane road from Brewer to Eddington meant to ease heavy truck traffic and improve safety on nearby routes 46 and...
  • Renewed requirement of work for SNAP recipients produces predictable liberal backlash

    04/03/2016 6:32:47 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | April 3, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    There used to be a rule in place – part of the sadly abandoned movements toward welfare reform in the 80s and 90s – which required food stamps recipients to do at least some work in order to receive the benefits if they were childless and able bodied. That rule was suspended in most places since the beginning of the crash in 2007, but now that unemployment is allegedly back down to nominal levels and the economy is “stable” across most of the country, that exception is being rolled back. This, of course, has liberals up in arms. (WaPo) The...
  • Maine governor refuses to swear-in newly elected senator

    04/01/2016 8:54:24 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 1, 2016 11:45 AM EDT
    Maine Gov. Paul LePage is so angry at Democrats for rejecting one of his nominees that he canceled the swearing-in ceremony for a newly elected senator. […] The election was won by Democrat Susan Deschambault, of Biddeford. She arrived at the Statehouse on Friday for a scheduled ceremony at LePage’s office. But she was told it had been canceled. …
  • Maine: New England's 1st 'right to try' experimental drugs

    03/30/2016 6:16:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 30, 2016 7:50 PM EDT
    Maine is the first state in New England to give dying patients the right to use experimental drugs. Republican Gov. Paul LePage signed legislation Wednesday that allows terminally ill patients to use treatments that have not received final approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. […] The legislation was sponsored by Rep. Thomas Longstaff, a Waterville Democrat who had worked as a hospital chaplain. …
  • The Never-Ending Greatness of L.L. Bean's Boots

    03/29/2016 11:03:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 43 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | March 28, 2016 | Michael Paterniti
    Come close. They won't bite though some have been gnawed upon, chewed, and bitten themselves (mostly by labs and golden retrievers, if social media is the source). Weirdly, the weathered boots piled into a bin, located in a far-off corner of the factory, don't smell so bad either. It's hard not to want to touch them, to trace their wrinkles. Each boot carries its own landscape of dings and dust, faded in its own peculiar shade, with its own particular history.
  • 49 Senators OK Common Core Advocate as Education Secretary

    03/15/2016 6:54:04 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 44 replies
    dailysignal ^ | March 14, 2016 | Leah Jessen
    The Senate voted 49-40 Monday evening to confirm John B. King Jr., President Barack Obama’s nominee, as secretary of education. A total of 11 senators did not vote on King’s confirmation, while those who voted against him cited his loyalty to the system and support for Common Core education standards. King, 41, has been the acting secretary of the Department of Education since January, after Arne Duncan stepped down from the Cabinet post at the end of last year. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., secretary of education under President George H.W. Bush, spoke in support of King on the Senate floor....
  • Maine Town to Vote on Renaming Road Whose Sign Is Often Stolen

    03/07/2016 10:59:13 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    A Maine town that spends hundreds of dollars annually to replace stolen street signs is again asking residents to consider renaming one of the frequent targets: Katie Crotch Road. The Morning Sentinel reports a referendum to rename Katie Crotch Road to Cadie Road is being considered in Embden in Somerset County.
  • Voter Fraud In Maine Caucus Investigated (2012)

    03/06/2016 3:21:21 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 43 replies
    Brevard Times ^ | Wednesday, February 15, 2012 | Brevard Times
    A local FOX news station in Ohio investigated allegations of voter fraud in the Maine Caucus. During its investigation, it found that many cities had not been counted in the vote tally which supposedly elected Mitt Romney over Ron Paul. Brevard Times corrected its article on the Maine results last Sunday from Mitt Romney wins to Mitt Romney did not win the Maine Caucus. The allegations are disturbing that the Republican Party in Maine, like Iowa, delayed announcing that Mitt Romney had actually lost those races. The delayed Iowa results stole momentum from Rick Santorum going into New Hampshire while...
  • Ted Cruz wins Kansas and Maine; Sanders takes Kansas

    03/05/2016 6:08:59 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    KCCI ^ | 03/05/2016 | By Stephen Collinson
    Ted Cruz has won the Kansas and Maine Republican caucuses as the Texas senator seeks to use the Super Saturday contests to bolster his argument that he is the only viable alternative to Donald Trump. Meanwhile, Bernie Sanders picked up his first win of the night in the Kansas Democratic caucuses, according to the state party. Cruz's robust performance comes on a day of primaries and caucuses in five states that front-runners Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump hope to use to solidify their delegate leads in the Democratic and Republican presidential races. The GOP slate Saturday, with 155 delegates up...
  • Cruz wins Kansas, Maine in GOP race, battles Trump in Ky.

    03/05/2016 5:58:07 PM PST · by the_boy_who_got_lost · 65 replies
    AP ^ | Mar. 5, 2016 8:54 PM EST | NANCY BENAC and ROXANA HEGEMAN
    Ted Cruz claimed an easy victory in Kansas, and Republicans said he won Maine in Saturday's four-state round of Republican voting, fresh evidence that there's no quick end in sight to the fractious GOP race for president. Cruz and Trump were in a tight race for Kentucky.
  • Ted Cruz Wins Maine Caucus

    03/05/2016 5:55:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Townhall ^ | March 5, 2016 | Christine Rousselle
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is projected to be the winner of the Maine Republican caucus, with Donald Trump in second....
  • Cruz projected winner in Kansas, Maine, as five states vote

    03/05/2016 4:16:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    The Bangor Daily News ^ | March 5, 2016 | John Whitesides and Amanda Becker, Reuters
    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz gained momentum on Saturday, projected as the winner of the nominating contests in Kansas and Maine and the winner of a "straw poll" of conservative activists. Cruz, currently in second place in a Republican field that has been winnowed to just four, is seeking to dent the lead of brash New York billionaire Donald Trump. Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton are each looking to strengthen their front-runner status as five states hold presidential nominating contests on Saturday. Trump has a substantial lead in the delegates needed to secure the nomination at the Republican National Convention...