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  • Maine families face elder boom, worker shortage

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

    08/10/2019 6:55:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 9, 2019 | Timothy Meads
    The Portland Herald Press reports that pro-life activists are mobilizing in an effort to collect 63,067 valid signatures of Maine in order to prevent two controversial laws which legalize doctor-assisted suicide as well as require private insurers and taxpayer-funded Medicaid to pay for abortions from taking effect in September. Carroll Conley, executive director of the Christian Civic League of Maine, told the paper that for the past two weeks the group has been working with Catholic and evangelical leaders around the state in order to obtain the signatures before and after masses and services. According to the paper, "the Christian...
  • Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged ‘sex slave’ reveals the men she claims she was forced to sleep with

    08/09/2019 12:33:09 PM PDT · by csvset · 85 replies
    NY Post ^ | 9Aug 2109 | Emily saul
    Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged teenage “sex slave” claims she was ordered to sleep with powerful men — including a former US senator, the former governor of New Mexico, a prominent hedge fund manager and a late longtime MIT professor. The court docs also detail disturbing allegations against Maxwell, the daughter of late publishing tycoon Robert Maxwell.
  • Graham promises ObamaCare repeal if Trump, Republicans win in 2020

    08/08/2019 12:11:34 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 74 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/08/19 | Jessie Hellmann
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said this week that Republicans would push to repeal ObamaCare if they win back the House and President Trump is reelected in 2020. "If we can get the House back and keep our majority in the Senate, and President Trump wins reelection, I can promise you not only are we going to repeal ObamaCare, we're going to do it in a smart way where South Carolina will be the biggest winner," Graham said in an interview with a South Carolina radio station. "We've got to remind people that we're not for ObamaCare." Graham's repeal bill, introduced...
  • Here Are The 17 Members Of Congress Who Voted Against Condemning BDS

    07/24/2019 2:23:41 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 34 replies
    Forward ^ | 7/24/19 | Aiden Pink
    The House of Representatives voted Tuesday by an overwhelming margin to pass a resolution condemning the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel and to endorse a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The non-binding resolution passed 398-17. Resolution sponsor Rep. Brad Schneider, a Democrat from Illinois, told JTA that the measure’s resounding success shows that support for Israel is a bipartisan phenomenon. While the resolution also made clear that Americans had the right to petition the government in support or opposition to a particular foreign policy, some Democrats argued that the resolution, which has no force in law,...
  • So, who are the 17 members of Congress who voted against House (Anti-BDS) Resolution 246

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

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

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

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

    06/28/2019 11:32:03 AM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 93 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/28/2019 | Ellie Gardey
    Rev. Thomas Brown, who is married to a fellow priest, was ordained as a bishop of the diocese of Maine in the Episcopal Church June 22. Immediately following his ordination, Brown referred to God as a "she" twice in the Nicene Creed. "She is worshipped and glorified. She has spoken through the prophets," the just-ordained Bishop Brown said, referring to the Holy Spirit. ...
  • Senate rejects attempt to curb Trump's Iran war powers

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

    06/20/2019 1:25:18 PM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    CNS News ^ | June 20, 2019 | Ilona Schumicky
    On Wednesday, June 19, the Pennsylvania Senate passed House Bill 315, which would classify Female Genital Mutilation as a first-degree felony in the Keystone State. The Pennsylvania House passed the legislation on April 9, and the bill’s primary sponsor, Rep. Thomas P. Murt, told CNSNews.com he is “very confident” that Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf will sign the legislation into law. ... Rep. Murt wrote, “This is a major victory for the women of Pennsylvania. I want to thank my colleagues in both the House and Senate for taking this strong and unified stand for the right to be safe from...
  • Susan Collins casts her 7,000th consecutive Senate vote

    06/19/2019 6:59:20 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 30 replies
    Republican senator from Maine hit another milestone with the first floor vote Tuesday Tuesday brings a new milestone: The first roll call vote of the day was the 7,000th in a row for the Republican from Maine, who takes pride in having never missed a vote since arriving in the Senate back in 1997. “Mainers are known for their work ethic and diligence, and by showing up for every vote, I hope that I am carrying out that Maine tradition,” she said in an interview on Monday. After casting the vote, colleagues from both sides of the aisle commended Collins...
  • National popular vote bill dies in Maine

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

    06/16/2019 7:17:19 PM PDT · by Steven Scharf · 21 replies
    Portland Press Herald ^ | 6/16/2019 | AP
    <p>The former Maine governor lands a summer job at a restaurant in Boothbay Harbor.</p> <p>BOOTHBAY HARBOR — Former Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s wife won’t be the only one in their family spending the summer working at a restaurant. LePage will be joining her as a bartender.</p>
  • City Official: More Congolese Migrants Headed To san Antonio (Previous Migrants Sent To 16 Cities

    06/12/2019 6:04:35 PM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 69 replies
    City official: More Congolese migrants headed to San Antonio [link to KENS5, San Antonio]. -- The city said they sent the Congolese migrants to 16 different cities across the country including 35 families sent to Portland, Maine, 13 families to New York City. ... The city told KENS 5 they did not know how many more central African migrants would be coming into town but said they would be arriving in the coming days and weeks.
  • Portland, Maine Overrun With African Migrants

    06/12/2019 3:28:23 PM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 58 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/11/2019 | Staff
    Congoleses asylum seekers inundate Maine after being sent from San Antonio, Texas ...
  • America’s Cities Are Unlivable. Blame Wealthy Liberals.

    05/22/2019 5:38:01 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 39 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 22, 2019 | arhad Manjoo
    [snip] At every level of government, our representatives, nearly all of them Democrats, prove inadequate and unresponsive to the challenges at hand. Witness last week’s embarrassment, when California lawmakers used a sketchy parliamentary maneuver to knife Senate Bill 50, an ambitious effort to undo restrictive local zoning rules and increase the supply of housing. It was another chapter in a dismal saga of Nimbyist urban mismanagement that is crushing American cities. Not-in-my-backyardism is a bipartisan sentiment, but because the largest American cities are populated and run by Democrats — many in states under complete Democratic control — this sort of...
  • Maine Senate passes bill giving state's electoral votes to national popular vote winner

    05/16/2019 6:15:12 AM PDT · by Innovative · 109 replies
    CNN ^ | May 16, 2019 | Caroline Kelly
    Maine's lawmakers passed a bill that would give the state's electoral votes to the presidential candidate who won the national popular vote, taking a step toward becoming the 15th state to enact such a law. The Maine Senate voted 19-16 Tuesday to join the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, which would give all committed states' electoral votes to the winning popular vote candidate should the group accrue the 270 votes necessary for a majority. California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington state and the District of Columbia have all...
  • No Senate Intelligence Committee Republicans Publicly Stand Up for Richard Burr

    05/09/2019 8:13:42 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 65 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8 May 2019 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    These Senate offices include Sens. John Cornyn (R-TX), who is up for re-election in Texas in 2020; Tom Cotton (R-AR), Susan Collins (R-ME), Ben Sasse (R-NE), Roy Blunt (R-MO), Marco Rubio (R-FL), and Jim Risch (R-ID). Not one of those senators would publicly stand by Burr on Wednesday evening, when asked where they stand both on the subpoena and on whether Burr should remain chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee. Not only has the entire Senate Intelligence Committee GOP membership basically abandoned defending Burr publicly, it appears no Republicans anywhere have his back on this. What’s more, while Burr himself...