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  • Republican US senator: I'm open to subpoena of Trump's taxes (Usual Suspects Alert)

    02/22/2017 5:53:11 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 16 replies
  • GOP Defectors Have Received Thousands From Teachers Union [Murkowski, Collins]

    02/01/2017 5:24:05 PM PST · by markomalley · 60 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 2/1/17 | Bill McMorris
    The two Republicans who broke ranks with their party and announced they would vote against education secretary nominee Betsy DeVos have received thousands of dollars from the nation's largest teachers union.Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R., Alaska) and Susan Collins (R., Maine) have each benefited from contributions from the National Education Association. Collins received $2,000 from the union in 2002 and 2008, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. Murkowski, meanwhile, has received $23,500.The NEA represents 3 million members, making it the wealthiest and most influential union in the country. The NEA, along with other labor groups like the American Federation of Teachers, has waged a fierce campaign against...
  • Collins, Murkowski to vote no on education secretary nominee

    02/01/2017 8:06:35 PM PST · by mdittmar · 71 replies
    CNN ^ | February 1, 2017 | CNN
    Washington (CNN)Republican Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska both said Wednesday they would not vote to support Betsy DeVos, President Donald Trump's choice for education secretary. The two women are the first sitting Republican senators to publicly say they wouldn't back one of Trump's Cabinet nominees.The stunning decision from a pair of veteran Republican lawmakers puts DeVos in a tenuous position as her final vote before the Senate nears, but top Republican aides are confident she will be confirmed.
  • Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski to vote against DeVos for Education Secretary

    02/01/2017 11:41:13 AM PST · by CedarDave · 58 replies
    Rush Limbaugh | February 1, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    At the end of his just-ended conversation with VP Pence, Rush informed him and the audience that Susan Collins has said she will vote against Betsy DeVos for Education secretary. Rush also reporting a second Pub senator [Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski] would vote against her.
  • Public Hearing LD 71 (Atlantic Time Zone For Maine)

    01/18/2017 2:34:37 PM PST · by Steven Scharf · 8 replies
    Facebook link on a public hearing at the Maine State House on adopting Atlantic Standard Time year around. There was a previous thread on Massachusetts considering this also. This has previously been discussed by the Maine legislator.
  • A high school band has driven two Portland politicians to socialism (Portland, ME)

    01/18/2017 1:06:14 PM PST · by Steven Scharf · 13 replies
    Bangor Daily News ^ | January 17, 2017 | Dan MacLeod
    A high school band has driven two Portland politicians to socialism January 17, 2017 News, The Express BDN Portland’s evening email newsletter. By Dan MacLeod A high school band has driven two Portland politicians to socialism — A high school band’s performance at President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration has struck the wrong chord with some on Maine’s far left. Tom MacMillan, a 2015 candidate for Portland mayor, and Seth Baker, who lost a November bid to represent the city in the state Senate, say they’re leaving the Maine Green Independent Party because a party leader will be attending the presidential inauguration....
  • Maine governor to Rep. John Lewis: You need a history lesson

    01/17/2017 2:25:25 PM PST · by SMGFan · 47 replies
    MSN AP ^ | January 17, 2017
    Democratic U.S. Rep. John Lewis, a civil rights leader who says he doesn't see Donald Trump as a "legitimate president," should be grateful for all that Republican presidents have done for black people, GOP Gov. Paul LePage said Tuesday. LePage, who's white, said on WVOM-FM that the black Democratic Georgia congressman needs a history lesson. "We're sick of the silver-tongued people. How about John Lewis last week? Criticizing the president?" LePage said. "You know, I will just say this: John Lewis ought to look at history. It was Abraham Lincoln that freed the slaves. It was Rutherford B. Hayes and...
  • LL Bean on defensive after Linda Bean’s political donation

    01/10/2017 1:50:58 AM PST · by Jim Noble · 52 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | January 9, 2017 | AP
    L.L. Bean likes to stay out of politics, but a donation by a member of the Bean family is putting the retailer on the defensive. The Maine-based company issued a statement late Sunday after being targeted for boycott for alleged ties to Republican President-elect Donald Trump. The founders of the hashtag #GrabYourWallet included Bean on the list after The Associated Press reported that L.L. Bean’s granddaughter, Linda Bean, contributed $60,000 to a political action committee supporting Trump. The donation exceeded the PAC’s contribution limit...
  • Maine Propane Dealer Who Refused to Sell to Trump Supporters NOT LICENSED to Sell Propane

    12/22/2016 11:11:23 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 59 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Dec 22nd, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    After Donald Trump won the presidential election in November Maine propane dealer told Trump supporters he would no longer sell them propane in the winter. They’d just have to freeze. Now this… Turner has not had a license to sell propane since 2012. Central Maine reported: Michael Turner, who said he would not sell fuel to anyone who voted for President-elect Donald Trump, has not been licensed since 2012. A local propane dealer who said in a recent message that he won’t sell to anyone who voted for President-elect Donald Trump has been delivering and dispensing gas without a state...
  • Skowhegan propane dealer with anti-Trump message not licensed to sell fuel

    12/21/2016 4:56:23 PM PST · by blueyon · 53 replies
    centralmaine.com ^ | 12/21/16 | Colin Ellis
    Michael Turner, who said he would not sell fuel to anyone who voted for President-elect Donald Trump, has not been licensed since 2012. SKOWHEGAN — A local propane dealer who said in a recent message that he won’t sell to anyone who voted for President-elect Donald Trump has been delivering and dispensing gas without a state license for at least two years, state officials said this week. Michael Turner, who operates of Turner LP Gas Service on Canaan Road, left a message for would-be customers on his company’s voice mail, saying “If you voted for Donald Trump for president, I...
  • Senator: Trump's statements on terror attacks not helping

    12/20/2016 6:05:24 AM PST · by kevcol · 128 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 20, 2016 | Kyle Feldscher
    "ISIS and other Islamist terrorists continually slaughter Christians in their communities and places of worship as part of their global jihad," Trump said in a statement. "These terrorists and their regional and worldwide networks must be eradicated from the face of the earth, a mission we will carry out with all freedom-loving partners." King said rhetoric such as this can only harm the United States when it comes to fighting terrorists. "The larger question … is do we really want to have a war of half the world against the other half of the world?" King asked.
  • Maine elector switches Sanders vote to Clinton

    12/19/2016 12:14:47 PM PST · by rhett october · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12-19-2016 | REBECCA SAVRANSKY
    Maine elector switches Sanders vote to Clinton A Maine elector who attempted to cast his vote for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Monday switched his vote over to presidential nominee Hillary Clinton after his ballot was ruled invalid. Elector David Bright's ballot for Sanders triggered a second vote, according to a local NBC affiliate, at which point he voted for Clinton.
  • Maine Elector Will Reject Clinton For Sanders

    12/19/2016 8:17:15 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 45 replies
    bangordailynews.com ^ | December 19, 2016
    Maine’s four Electoral College electors will gather today in the House of Representatives chamber — as will electors in state capitols across the U.S. — to cast the final votes for president. You didn’t read it here first but based on the results of the general election, Democrat Hillary Clinton claimed three of Maine’s four electoral votes while Republican President-elect Donald Trump earned the fourth with his convincing win in the 2nd Congressional District. However, one of Maine’s electors could defect and it has nothing to do with Trump. David Bright, an elector for the Democrats, said Monday he intends...
  • Maine Faithless Elector to vote for ... Bernie Sanders

    12/19/2016 7:38:57 AM PST · by Tea Party Terrorist · 37 replies
    Twitter ^ | 19 Dec, 2016
    https://twitter.com/mikeshepherdME Just in: Maine elector David Bright voting for @BernieSanders today. #mepolitics
  • Skowhegan-area propane dealer won’t deliver to Trump voters (Maine)

    12/16/2016 1:45:00 PM PST · by Leaning Right · 75 replies
    Portland Press Herald ^ | Dec. 16, 2016 | PETER MCGUIRE
    On the coldest day of the season, a Skowhegan-area propane dealer has a pointed message for would-be customers. “If you voted for Donald Trump for President, I will no longer be delivering your gas, please find someone else,” is the message left for customers that call Turner LP Gas Service, on Canaan Road in Skowhegan.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Maine

    11/21/2016 6:13:26 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 100 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, MaineThe Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNS), often called the Portsmouth Navy Yard, is a United States Navy shipyard located in Kittery on the southern boundary of Maine near the city of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. PNS is tasked with the overhaul, repair, and modernization of US Navy submarines.The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard was established on June 12, 1800 during the administration of President John Adams, and is the U.S. Navy's oldest continuously operating shipyard. It sits on a cluster of conjoined islands called Seavey's Island in the Piscataqua River, whose swift...
  • Maine Background Check Proposition, Question 3, (Gun Registration) Defeated

    11/15/2016 4:34:19 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    ammoland ^ | 9 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    One of the many bright spots in the 2016 elections for supporters of the Second Amendment was the defeat of Question 3 in Maine.  The question was portrayed as relatively straightforward.  From ballotpedia: Do you want to require background checks prior to the sale or transfer of firearms between individuals not licensed as firearms dealers, with failure to do so punishable by law, and with some exceptions for family members, hunting, self-defense, lawful competitions, and shooting range activity?[8] Question 3 was more complicated in reality.  It was three full pages long. You may read the entire proposition in a...
  • Maine Passes Ranked-Choice Voting

    11/15/2016 12:59:30 AM PST · by Impy · 18 replies
    Associated Press Maine Public ^ | 11-9-16 | Associated Press
    Maine residents have approved a ballot question that will allow voters to rank their choice of candidates. Under the election overhaul, ballots are counted at the state level in multiple rounds. Last-place candidates are eliminated until a candidate wins by a majority. The voting style will apply to races for U.S. Senate, U.S. House, governor, state Senate and state House. Proponents of ranked-choice voting say it will prevent a governor from being elected with less than 50 percent of the votes. That was the scenario when Gov. Paul LePage was elected in 2010 and re-elected in 2014. Ranked choice voting...
  • Firearm Referendums results, 2016

    11/09/2016 3:40:02 PM PST · by Lazamataz · 20 replies
    The Maine Background Checks for Gun Sales Measure, also known as Question 3, was on the November 8, 2016, ballot in Maine as an indirect initiated state statute. It was defeated.The Nevada Background Checks for Gun Purchases Initiative, also known as Question 1, was on the November 8, 2016, ballot in Nevada as an indirect initiated state statute. It was approved.California approved a measure that outlaws possession of large-capacity ammunition magazines, requires background checks for ammunition sales and allows the state to immediately remove firearms from people who have been convicted of a felony or violent misdemeanor. Washington state also...
  • A Historic First: Trump Wins Maine CD 2

    11/09/2016 11:22:52 AM PST · by Red Steel · 31 replies
    Townhall ^ | Nov 09, 2016 2:10 AM | Christine Rousselle
    Since 1972, Maine has had the option to divide its Electoral College votes by congressional district. The outright winner of the state gets two electoral vote, and the winner of each congressional district gets one. Despite this, Maine has never actually had to divide its electoral votes and the same candidate has always won both districts--until now. Although Hillary Clinton won Maine outright and won the 1st congressional district, Donald Trump won the more rural 2nd district--and its electoral vote. Trump's win in CD2 is a direct result of the campaign's extensive campaigning over the past two weeks in the...
  • Stephen King ‘Shutting Down’ Following Clinton’s Defeat

    11/09/2016 8:35:44 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 99 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 9, 2016
    The bitter defeat in the presidential race has many supporters of Democrat Hillary Clinton shell-shocked in Maine. Among them is Stephen King. King, the best-selling author, tweeted early Wednesday that he’s going offline, saying there will be “No more book recommendations, politics, or amusing dog pictures for the immediate future. I’m shutting down.”
  • Money race shows a split that could give Trump a Maine electoral vote

    11/06/2016 11:17:08 AM PST · by knak · 8 replies
    Bangor Daily news ^ | 11/6/16 | fishell
    Hillary Clinton’s campaign has raised far more money from far more people than Donald Trump’s across Maine. But if you break out Clinton’s $1.5 million and Trump’s $153,000 by congressional district, the picture becomes less lopsided. In the 1st District, encompassing southern Maine, Clinton raised more than $13 for every $1 picked up by the Trump campaign. But her lead narrowed in the 2nd District, where the Democrat raised a little more than $4 for every $1 that went to her Republican rival, according to reports covering contributions through Oct. 25. The money race is no predictor of how the...
  • Republican Maine governor: No more refugees wanted in state

    11/04/2016 6:25:53 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 4, 2016 8:38 PM EDT
    Republican Maine Gov. Paul LePage says his state is withdrawing from the federal government’s refugee resettlement program. The Portland Press Herald reports LePage sent a letter to Democratic President Barack Obama on Friday citing concerns about the adequacy of vetting of refugees coming from countries such as Syria. …
  • Bloomberg, NRA and other ‘dark money’ groups fueling Maine’s referendum campaigns

    11/04/2016 11:17:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies
    Nonprofit “ dark money” groups have doled out about half of the funds fueling Maine’s five citizen-initiated ballot questions in November. They include former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund, the National Rifle Association, national and state teachers unions, the Marijuana Policy Project and nonprofits supporting ranked-choice voting. Unlike political action committees or political party committees, certain nonprofits can spend for political ends but don’t have to disclose their individual donors. Dubbed “dark money” groups, they make it impossible to trace some of the money in this year’s election back to a specific location or...
  • Trump Launches Ad Blitz in Optimistic Blue State Pitch

    11/01/2016 7:46:21 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 42 replies
    The Trump campaign appears to be riding high and operating optimistically headed into the final week of the presidential campaign. The clearest sign of that comes in the form of a $25 million ad buy that includes new spots in Pennsylvania, Michigan and New Mexico, all of which are classified as leaning Democratic in the current ABC News state ratings. The only of those three states that has recent reputable polling is Pennsylvania, the latest of which has Clinton leading by six points in the Oct. 16 Quinnipiac survey. Michigan hasn't voted Republican since 1988 and New Mexico has only...
  • Polls: Trump, Clinton Deadlocked in Maine Second District

    11/01/2016 2:29:58 PM PDT · by Hadean · 24 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | Nov. 1, 2016 | Ben Kew
    The latest polling data from Maine’s second congressional district has Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in a statistical tie, exactly a week before the 2016 presidential election. The latest Emerson poll has Clinton leading Trump by two points, or 44 percent to Trump’s 42 percent, whilst Libertarian Gary Johnson and the Green Party’s Jill Stein are at six percent and two percent respectively. Meanwhile, a Maine People’s Resource Center (MPRC) poll has Trump leading Clinton by three points, or 41 percent compared to Clinton’s 38 percent, whilst Johnson and Stein trail behind at eight percent and three percent. Trump last campaigned in...
  • LIVE:3 Rallies 10/28/2016 Manchester, NH @ 12:30pm, Lisbon, ME @ 4pm ET, Cedar Rapids, IA @ 7pmCT

    10/28/2016 12:24:21 PM PDT · by nikos1121 · 7 replies
    LIVE thread is already up and running at posted URL and below link.
  • LIVE:Three Rallies 10/28/2016 Manchester, NH @ 12:30pm ET, Lisbon, ME @ 4pm, Cedar Rapids, IA @ 7p

    10/28/2016 2:54:47 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 1,027 replies
    Friday, October 28, 2016: Live streaming coverage of the Donald J. Trump for President rally in Lisbon, ME at Open Door Christian Academy Lisbon, ME. The population was 9,009 at the 2010 census. Open Door Christian Academy Friday, October 28, 2016: Live stream coverage of the Donald J. Trump for President rally in Manchester, NH at Radisson Armory. Coverage begin at 12:30 PM ET Manchester, NH at Radisson Armory. Friday, October 28, 2016: Live streaming coverage of the Donald J. Trump for President rally in Cedar Rapids, IA at McGrath Amphitheatre. Live coverage at 7:00 PM CT. McGrath Amphitheatre
  • Trump to be in NH, ME, IA, CO, AZ next 2 days

    10/27/2016 8:23:44 PM PDT · by Anti-Hillary · 95 replies
    Thoughts?
  • Maine School Children Pick Trump in Mock Election

    10/27/2016 10:09:10 AM PDT · by tellw · 20 replies
    AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine’s school children have spoken, and they have chosen Donald Trump and said no to marijuana. Students from more than 150 Maine schools chose the Republican businessman over Democrat Hillary Clinton in a mock election. The results were tallied Wednesday in the state capital of Augusta.
  • Column: Maine should be known for exporting lobster, not guns

    10/21/2016 10:01:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies
    centralmaine.com ^ | 10/18/2016 | Paula D. Silsby
    During my time as the U.S. Attorney for Maine, particularly during the Bush administration, prosecuting gun crimes — including gun trafficking — was a high priority. A loophole in Maine law allows dangerous people to buy guns from unlicensed sellers without a background check. Since 1998, background checks performed by licensed Maine dealers have kept guns out of the hands of more than 5,500 people who are prohibited by law from them. And while it is true that background checks occur when ordering a gun from a licensed internet dealer as well as at brick-and-mortar gun shops, there are no...
  • Trump campaign outspending Clinton on TV

    10/18/2016 1:21:37 PM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/18/2016 | Reid Wilson
    Donald Trump’s presidential campaign is finally spending more money than Hillary Clinton’s. Trump’s campaign will spend almost $11.7 million on television ads set to run in eleven states this week, topping Clinton’s spending on ads for the first time. The Clinton campaign is spending $10.5 million on advertising in seven states.
  • 2016 Presidential Election Much Like 2014 Maine Gubernatorial Election

    10/15/2016 11:06:20 AM PDT · by Paddy Irish · 4 replies
    Wikipedia ^ | 10/15/2015 | Me
    I see a lot of similarities between these elections. Possible outcome Trump 47.7, Hillary 44.1, all others 8.2.
  • LIVE: Two Trump Rallies 10/15/2016 Portsmouth, NH @ 12pm and Bangor, ME @ 3pm ET

    10/15/2016 3:31:30 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 604 replies
    Saturday, October 15, 2016: Live streaming coverage of the Donald J. Trump for President rally in Portsmouth, NH at Toyota of Portsmouth. The event will begin at 12:00 PM ET. Toyota of Portsmouth Saturday, October 15, 2016: Live streaming coverage of the Donald J. Trump for President rally in Bangor, ME at ​Cross Insurance Center. Live coverage of the event 3:00 PM ET. Cross Insurance Center
  • Maine Gov. Paul LePage: Maybe the country needs Trump to show 'authoritarian power'

    10/11/2016 9:57:30 AM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 26 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/11/2016 | Chris Massie
    Maine Gov. Paul LePage stood by Donald Trump in a radio interview on Tuesday, saying that the United States might need someone like the GOP nominee to show "authoritarian power," and dismissing concerns over an audiotape leaked last week that showed Trump describing how he forces himself upon women. "Sometimes, I wonder that our Constitution is not only broken, but we need a Donald Trump to show some authoritarian power in our country and bring back the rule of law because we've had eight years of a president, he's an autocrat, he just does it on his own, he ignores...
  • Fishermen Question Obama’s Ocean ‘Monument’ Preserve

    09/30/2016 11:39:40 AM PDT · by Spaghetti Man · 10 replies
    The Sandpaper ^ | September 28, 2016 | Maria Scandale
    Commercial fishing boat owners and groups are reacting to the executive action taken by President Obama that created a marine national preserve in the North Atlantic on Sept. 15. They say that banning commercial fishing there is unnecessary, since the fishing industry has already been working with government agencies on conservation measures.
  • Maine man was clocked driving at 146 mph down Interstate 95, police say..

    09/29/2016 8:01:51 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 134 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9-29-16 | AP story
    PITTSFIELD, Maine – Maine State Police say they've charged an 18-year-old Manchester man with driving a Dodge Neon at 146 mph on Interstate 95, more than twice the 70 mph speed limit.
  • Trump Tied in PA, CO, +1 in Maine, Down 2 Wisc. (Opinion Dynamics Research)

    09/27/2016 12:47:50 PM PDT · by CWW · 79 replies
    Opinion Dynamics Research ^ | 09-27-2016 | cww
    New 3 day rolling #s from Opinion Research Dynamics (which correctly predicted every senate race in 2014): Maine: Trump 42% Clinton 41% Colorado: Trump 42% Clinton 42% Pennsylvania: Trump 44% Clinton 44% Wisconsin: Trump 40 Clinton 44%
  • For the first time, it looks like Maine’s electoral votes will be split

    09/25/2016 7:45:01 AM PDT · by Redmen4ever · 15 replies
    Portland Press Herald ^ | 9/25/16 | SCOTT THISTLE
    For the first time in Maine history, voters are poised to split the state’s four Electoral College votes between the top two candidates running for the White House.
  • Exclusive–Maine Gov. Says Trump Gets 3 of 4 Electoral Votes; Poll Shows Clinton 42%, Trump 39%

    09/16/2016 8:20:48 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 15,2016 | by NEIL W. MCCABE
    SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER The Republican governor of Maine told Breitbart News that he is confident that GOP nominee for president Donald J. Trump wins at least three of the state’s four electoral votes. “I said about three weeks ago, it’s not one point in play anymore, it is at least three,” said Gov. Paul R. LePage, who was referring to how like Nebraska, Maine allows its congressional districts to award their electoral votes separately. In the case of Maine, two electoral votes go to the statewide winner and then one vote goes to the winner of each its...
  • Trump Surges in Polls....Hillary goes down

    Results Spread General Election: Trump vs. Clinton LA Times/USC Tracking Clinton 42, Trump 47 Trump +5 Ohio: Trump vs. Clinton vs. Johnson vs. Stein Bloomberg Trump 44, Clinton 39, Johnson 10, Stein 3 Trump +5 Ohio: Trump vs. Clinton Bloomberg Clinton 43, Trump 48 Trump +5 Maine: Trump vs. Clinton vs. Johnson vs. Stein Boston Globe/SurveyUSA Clinton 42, Trump 39, Johnson 9, Stein 5 Clinton +3 Maine CD2: Trump vs. Clinton vs. Johnson vs. Stein Boston Globe Trump 47, Clinton 37, Johnson 8, Stein 5 Trump +10 Kansas: Trump vs. Clinton vs. Johnson vs. Stein KSN News/SurveyUSA Trump 48, Clinton...
  • 'Black Rifles Matter' sign draws complaints from tourists in Maine town

    09/13/2016 3:09:59 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 37 replies
    FoxNews ^ | September 13, 2016 | staff reporter
    A Maine town’s tourism sector has come under fire after some visitors have been complaining about a large, hand-painted sign on a private lawn that reads “Black Rifles Matter.” Linc Sample, the sign’s creator, told NECN on Monday that his work in Boothbay Harbor is about gun rights, not race. He was inspired to post the sign after reading an ad in the local paper that supported a ban on assault weapons.
  • Latest Polls Show Trump Up or Tied in Blue States Iowa, Maine, Michigan, New Hampshire, Ohio and WI

    09/05/2016 7:51:51 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 111 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | Sep 5th, 2016
    The latest Reuters-Ipsos polling shows Republican Donald Trump up or tied with Hillary Clinton in several blue states. ** Iowa – Trump 44% – Clinton 41% ** Maine – Trump 42% – Clinton 42% ** Michigan – Trump 42% – Clinton 41% ** New Hampshire – Trump 45% – Clinton 44% ** Ohio – Trump 46% – Clinton 43% ** Wisconsin – Trump 38% – Clinton 38%
  • Polling Firm: Trump Surges into Lead in Michigan, Wisconsin, New Hampshire, Maine

    09/02/2016 11:35:07 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 67 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/31/2016 | NEIL MUNRO
    Ipsos is a top-ranked polling firm — and it is producing a series of state polls showing Donald Trump doing dramatically better than the polls by other trusted polling firms. Those Ipsos state polls show Trump clinching leads in New Hampshire, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Maine. That’s really big because President Barack Obama won all those states in 2012. Obama won Wisconsin by 6.7 points, Michigan by 9.5 points, Maine by 15.1 points, and New Hampshire by 5.8 points. The Real Clear Politics poll-aggregation site shows Trump behind Clinton in Michigan by eight percentage points, but Ipsos shows Trump just ahead...
  • (Maine Gov) LePage says he is considering resignation, apologizes

    08/30/2016 9:30:50 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 49 replies
    Portland Press Herald ^ | August 30, 2016 | Eric Russell
    Gov. Paul LePage raised the possibility Tuesday that he may not finish his second term, amid mounting pressure from Democrats and members of his own party to amend for his recent actions. “I’m looking at all options,” the Republican governor said while appearing on WVOM, a Bangor talk radio station. “I think some things I’ve been asked to do are beyond my ability. I’m not going to say that I’m not going to finish it. I’m not saying that I am going to finish it.” He later said, “If I’ve lost my ability to help Maine people, maybe it’s time...
  • 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 Governor Leaves Lawmaker Expletive-Filled Voicemail, Wants Armed Duel

    08/26/2016 6:14:41 PM PDT · by grimalkin · 46 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8/26/16 | Alex Pfeiffer
    <p>Republican Maine Gov. Paul LePage left an expletive-filled voicemail for a state lawmaker who called his recent comments about drug dealers racist, the Portland Press Herald reports.</p> <p>LePage called the lawmaker a “socialist cocksucker” and later said he would like to have an armed duel.</p>
  • 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...
  • Howard Johnson's restaurant to close, leaving only 1 more (Maine)

    08/23/2016 7:32:32 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 198 replies
    WRAL/AP ^ | 8/23/2016 | David Sharp
    BANGOR, Maine — The closing of one of the last two Howard Johnson restaurants in a couple of weeks will mark the end of its fried clam strips, ice cream and other menu staples that nourished baby boomers and leave the once-proud restaurant chain teetering on the brink of extinction. The slice of roadside Americana will no longer be served up in Bangor after Sept. 6. For waitress Kathe Jewett, it's the only job she's held since starting work when the restaurant opened in 1966. "It's bittersweet, but it's nothing to be sad about," the 68-year-old Jewett insisted Tuesday during...
  • 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...