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  • MMC: Patient being held at request of CDC, but no confirmed case of Ebola (Portland, Maine)

    10/13/2014 1:49:31 PM PDT · by maggief · 12 replies
    WGME ^ | October 13, 2014
    PORTLAND (WGME) -- Maine Medical Center says a patient is currently being held at the request of the CDC for observation as a precautionary step, but says the hospital does not have a confirmed case of Ebola.
  • Why America needs more politicians like Maine Gov. Paul LePage

    10/11/2014 6:58:37 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 22 replies
    theweek.com ^ | 10/8/14 | Michael Brendan Doughterty
    Ever since Mitt Romney's "47 percent" disaster-gaffe in 2012, national Republicans have tried to shirk their image as welfare-hating, green eyeshade–wearing budget choppers. Even Paul Ryan, the former head of the congressional Ayn Rand fan club, now talks about expanding the scope of welfare programs to return more of their dependents into productive workers. But Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R), himself the product of a poor and disordered childhood, is not following the national herd. He's promising more cuts, and not exactly masking his rationale. Last year, he even took up the 47 percent number, saying "about 47 percent of...
  • Maine Governor: LePage (R) 41%, Michaud (D) 40%, Cutler (I) 16%

    10/11/2014 6:55:41 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 15 replies
    Republican Governor Paul LePage has pulled ahead of Democratic Congressman Mike Michaud by one point in Maine's gubernatorial race. LePage picks up 41% of the vote to Michaud's 40% in a new Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Maine Voters. Independent Eliot Cutler is in a distant third with 16% of the vote. One percent (1%) prefer another candidate in the race, while three percent (3%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it's in the news, it's in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or...
  • Susan Collins Says It's Too Late To Repeal Obamacare (Surprise!)

    10/10/2014 4:50:29 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 47 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | 10-10-2014 | Sabrina Siddiqui
    Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) thinks it's time for Republicans to let go of their efforts to repeal Obamacare. Speaking to an NBC affiliate in Portland on Thursday, Collins argued that the GOP has missed its chance to get rid of the health care law entirely. She noticeably did not say whether she would vote to repeal or defund Obamacare, despite being asked. "You know at this point, I think we’re past that," Collins said. "I think it would’ve been much better if there’d been a bipartisan bill crafted in 2008 that had provisions that both parties could agree on, such...
  • Federal Funding for Honor Guards at Minnesota Veterans' Funerals Cut

    10/09/2014 10:51:59 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 16 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 10/9/14 | Megan Matthews
    Federal funding for honor guards at military funerals in Minnesota has been cut. KSTP sister station WDIO-TV reports instead of supporting 5,000 military funerals each year, only 3,000 funerals will be supported. Funerals held at Camp Ripley, Fort Snelling and a new veterans cemetery in Preston will get priority. John Marshall, captain of the Duluth Honor Guard, says that means some veterans in the Duluth area will likely miss out on having the two active duty military personnel at their funeral. “The federal government reneged on its promise to supplement two active military soldiers at all military funerals,” Marshall told...
  • Michelle Obama Joins Planned Parenthood Prez to Campaign for Pro-Abortion Candidate (Mike Michaud)

    10/08/2014 9:46:27 AM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    Michelle Obama joined a campaign rally for a pro-abortion Democratic gubernatorial candidate in the state of Maine. She did not use the word abortion but said this, “And if we don’t show up at the polls this November, if we don’t elect leaders like Mike who will put people first instead of just fighting for special interests, then we know exactly what will happen. We will see more folks interfering in women’s private decisions about our health care. We’ll see more opposition to raising the minimum wage and ensuring access to health care for hard-working folks.” Justmichelleobama4 before saying this,...
  • Cutler, LePage and Michaud face off for first debate in Portland Poll [FREEP this dumb poll]

    10/08/2014 8:50:16 AM PDT · by Steven Scharf · 5 replies
    The Bangor Daily News ^ | 10/8/2014 | Darren Fishell, BDN Staff
    Cutler, LePage and Michaud face off for first debate in Portland By Darren Fishell, BDN Staff Posted Oct. 08, 2014, at 6:35 a.m. PORTLAND, Maine — The three major contenders for the Blaine House had their first debate Wednesday morning in an event hosted by the Portland Regional Chamber. Wednesday marks the first time the three candidates have appeared together and addressed each other in person during the campaign. The three are scheduled to debate four more times during the next two weeks, including Thursday morning in Waterville. Just when the candidates would take the stage together and how often...
  • Democrats on legislative panel reject LePage nominee ("plagiarized sections of a FR website post")

    09/29/2014 7:58:49 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 39 replies
    Portland Press Herald ^ | Sept 27, 2014 | Noel K. Gallagher Staff Writer
    AUGUSTA — Lawmakers on the Education Committee split along party lines Friday in rejecting the governor’s nomination of conservative blogger Susan Dench of Falmouth to the University of Maine System board of trustees. “I think they value partisanship over diversity of opinion,” Dench said after the 8-6 vote. Democrats on the committee questioned her writings and positions on social and educational issues, and heard testimony from one speaker who accused Dench of plagiarism, an allegation Dench denied. ... One speaker at Friday’s hearing, the chairwoman of the English department at the University of Southern Maine, said Dench had plagiarized long...
  • Dem Senator’s Small Business Experience Was Co-Running Store that Sold Stolen Goods

    09/19/2014 2:53:00 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 9-18-14 | CJ Ciarmarella
    Throughout her political career, including during her current race against former GOP Sen. Scott Brown, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D., N.H.) has touted her experience as a small business owner. Shaheen’s small business “experience” was co-running a store that once sold thousands of dollars-worth of stolen jewelry. “As the former owner and manager of a small retail business, Senator Shaheen knows what it’s like to worry about meeting payroll and inventory costs to keep a business going,” the Issues section of her Senate website declares. Her Senate biography also describes her as a “former small business owner.” This week, the Shaheen...
  • Maine Democrat Would Allow Illegal Immigrants to Continue to Receive Government Assistance

    09/16/2014 3:39:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    The Washingon Free Beacon ^ | September 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Michaud supports the position of allowing illegal immigrants to continue to receive welfare in Maine. Michaud, a U.S. congressman who has represented Maine’s 2nd district since 2003, is in line with state Senator Eloise Vitelli, who recently said illegal aliens are entitled to taxpayer-funded benefits.In June, Republican Governor of Maine Paul LePage issued a directive for local governments to stop providing welfare to illegal immigrants, or face having their state funding withdrawn.At the time Rep. Michaud said he agreed with cities like Portland, Maine, which vowed to defy the Governor’s order, and continue allowing illegal aliens...
  • Maine: Liberal non-profit caught promoting far-left candidate in recorded conference call

    09/10/2014 9:26:25 PM PDT · by Fido969 · 8 replies
    The Maine Wire ^ | September 10, 2014 | Steve Robinson
    ... liberal activists believe Mainers with strong Democratic voting records are having second thoughts about Michaud because of ads highlighting his position on welfare for undocumented immigrants. The conference call, held Thursday, included nearly a dozen representatives of liberal non-profits and was organized by Maine Equal Justice Partners, a 501(c)3 non-profit that has been a relentless critic of the LePage administration. The stated goal of the call was to develop a response to the RGA’s television and radio ads.
  • Maine Elephant Care Center Vet Killed by Elephant

    09/09/2014 6:41:53 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 32 replies
    NBC News ^ | September 9, 2014
    PORTLAND, Maine — A veterinarian and co-founder of Hope Elephants, which cares for retired circus elephants, was killed Tuesday when one of the animals stepped on him, police said in ruling his death an accident.
  • Maine mom fights state over no-resuscitation order

    09/05/2014 9:32:40 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 23 replies
    The Post-Bulletin [MN] ^ | September 5, 2014
    A teenage mother is fighting a do-not-resuscitate order imposed over her objections on her brain-damaged daughter, saying she should be responsible for medical decisions. Child welfare officials who intervened after the baby was severely injured say life-saving measures in the event she stops breathing would only prolong her suffering. The mother, Virginia Trask, originally agreed to the do-not-resuscitate order. At one point, the infant was removed from life support and placed in her arms to die, then opened her eyes and began breathing. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Maine and Christian Civic League of Maine are joining the Alliance Defending...
  • Scientists worry that warming seas could threaten lobsters

    09/03/2014 9:42:21 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 50 replies
    Maine Sun Journal ^ | 9-3-14 | Patrick Whittle
    Imagine Cape Cod without cod. Maine without lobster. The region's famous rocky beaches invisible, obscured by constant high waters. It's already starting to happen. The culprit is the warming seas — and in particular the Gulf of Maine, whose waters are heating up faster than 99 percent of the world's oceans, scientists say. Long-established species of commercial fish, like cod, herring and northern shrimp, are departing for colder waters. Black sea bass, blue crabs and new species of squid — all highly unusual for the Gulf — are turning up in fishermen's nets. The Gulf of Maine's warming reflects broader...
  • Maine is for Paul Lepage!

    09/03/2014 1:53:16 PM PDT · by Atomic Vomit · 22 replies
    self | 9/3/14 | self
    My Aroostook County Maine field sign for 2014.Maine is all in for our Tea Party Guvnah, Paul Lepage! Have a look-see.
  • Maine sees first below freezing temperatures since spring

    08/30/2014 8:37:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies
    wmtw.com ^ | 8/30/2014 | Craig Smith
    Parts of northern Maine saw the first below freezing temperatures since spring, according to the National Weather Service in Caribou.
  • If Only They Treated Him Before... (letting murderers out!)

    08/16/2014 6:58:27 AM PDT · by Innovative · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | Aug 16, 2014 | Wayne Drash,
    The last time he was discharged, Will was a different man. He'd refused treatment for 2 1/2 months and gone back into the world the way he'd arrived: confused, incoherent, psychotic. Two months later, he bludgeoned his mother to death with a hatchet. He believed she was an al Qaeda operative. Will is part of a special state program in Maine that allows the most violently mentally ill to get treatment after crimes instead of going to prison. Each remains in the custody of the state but has earned the right to live in the community by following rules, taking...
  • Man Wanted for War Crimes in Rwanda Caught Crossing Northern U.S. Border

    08/12/2014 8:11:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 12, 2014 - 3:43 PM | Paul Lagarde
    A Rwandan man wanted for his alleged role in his country’s 1994 genocide was apprehended in northeastern Maine last week after illegally crossing the U.S.-Canadian border. Jean Leonard Teganya was arrested August 3 after a local resident of Houlton, Maine reported a “suspicious person” walking in the woods near the Canadian border, according to a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) press release. […] Teganya is an ethnic Hutu, the majority group in Rwanda. In 1994, he worked as a medical intern at the University Teaching Hospital of Butare, where Hutu extremists killed over 200 patients and staff members who...
  • Navy shipbuilding crisis has far-reaching consequences

    08/10/2014 10:30:47 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    Mississippi Watchdog ^ | August 7, 2014 | Steve Wilson
    The U.S. Navy’s shipbuilding crisis is demonstrating far-reaching effects on the nation’s economy and foreign policy goals. Take, for example, Ingalls’ recently closed composite-construction yard in Gulfport. First, the Coast Guard passed on composite deckhouses for its new class of fast-response cutters, going to a different design. When the Navy decided to transition from a composite deckhouse like on the first two Zumwalt-class destroyers to a steel one constructed at Bath Iron Works, that proved the knockout blow. The yard closed in July, putting 400 shipbuilders out of work, according to local TV station WLOX. The decision was announced last...
  • More speed limit increases slated for Maine Turnpike starting Monday

    08/09/2014 9:12:01 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Bangor Daily News ^ | August 9, 2014 | Nick Sambides, Jr.
    PORTLAND, Maine — Motorists driving stretches of the Maine Turnpike will be allowed to go 5 miles per hour faster starting Monday, the Maine Turnpike Authority has announced.The speed limit will increase on the turnpike from 65 mph to 70 mph with the exception of three areas, Executive Director Peter Mills said.They are: south of mile marker 2.1 on I-95 in Kittery, where the maximum speed will remain 65 mph; through Greater Portland from mile marker 41 in Scarborough to mile marker 53 in Falmouth, where the speed limit will increase from 55 mph to 60 mph; and on the...
  • Gabby Giffords to Maine Raising Money for Gubernatorial Candidate Supporting Gun Control

    08/09/2014 9:32:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    bretibart.com ^ | 8/8/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    On August 9 Gabby Giffords will "[try] to resurrect gun control" by appearing in Maine to raise money for gubernatorial candidate Mike Michaud (D). Michaud is currently the U.S. Rep. for Maine's 2nd District. According to the Associated Press, Michaud says he and Giffords formed a friendship as "conservative 'blue dog' Democrats" during their time together in Congress, and he stands with her in pushing for more gun control now in the area of background checks.
  • Maine Governor to "Boycott NFL" Following Weak Punishment of Ray Rice

    08/09/2014 1:20:21 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 45 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Christine Rousselle
    Maine Gov. Paul LePage is not thrilled with the way the NFL has handled the suspension of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, and said today on a radio show that he intends on boycotting the NFL and will be sending NFL Commissioner Roger Gooddell a letter criticizing the relatively light punishment Rice received for beating his fiancé unconscious. "They care so little about our women and our children that they’re going to hire these barbarians who go and hit their wives and their kids and they’re gonna get a slap on the hand? And some guy got a year...
  • 'Google barge' in Maine headed for scrap

    08/01/2014 10:19:08 AM PDT · by Rio · 11 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | 8/1/2014 | Associated Press
    The barge carries dozens of containers that create a four-story building. Google reportedly envisioned the barge as one of three floating luxury showrooms in San Francisco, New York City and Los Angeles. But the city of Portland's spokeswoman says the structure is being sold and dismantled.
  • Member Of Dem. Campaign Sent Vulgar And Sacrilegious Tweets

    07/23/2014 2:42:54 PM PDT · by Steven Scharf · 18 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 07/23/2014 | Lauren Eissler
    - The Daily Caller - http://dailycaller.com - Member Of Dem. Campaign Sent Vulgar And Sacrilegious Tweets Posted By Lauren Eissler On 3:48 PM 07/23/2014 [Ben Gagnon with Governors Deval Patrick of Massachusetts, Peter Shulmin of Vermont and Congressman Michael Michaud of Maine at fundraising luncheon on the day before Gagnon was suspended for tweeting vulgar statements.] A team member of the Democrat’s nominee for governor of Maine tweeted a lot of sacrilegious and vulgar statements and was suspended for it. Maine Rep. Michael Michaud’s team member Ben Gagnon was suspended after tweeting sexist, expletive-laden statements. The tweets were taken down...
  • LePage: Maine will no longer waive food stamp work requirements

    07/23/2014 10:57:31 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 30 replies
    pressherald.com ^ | 7/23/14 | Eric Russell
    Maine’s Republican governor wants all able-bodied recipients of the federal food stamp benefit to complete work or volunteer activities. Gov. Paul LePage announced Wednesday that Maine will no longer seek a federal waiver that allows some able-bodied adults to receive food stamps without working or volunteering. “We must continue to do all that we can to eliminate generational poverty and get people back to work,” LePage said in a statement announcing the change. “We must protect our limited resources for those who are truly in need and who are doing all they can to be self-sufficient.” According to the Maine...
  • Quebec man arrested after allegedly trying to smuggle wife into US near Jackman

    07/22/2014 8:31:48 AM PDT · by Steven Scharf · 19 replies
    Bangor Daily News ^ | July 21, 2014 | Dawn Gagnon
    Bangor Daily News Quebec man arrested after allegedly trying to smuggle wife into US near JackmanBy Dawn Gagnon, BDN Staff Posted July 21, 2014, at 8:14 p.m. BANGOR, Maine — A Quebec man who was arrested last week after allegedly attempting to smuggle his wife into the country made his initial court appearance Monday at U.S. District Court in Bangor. Pierre Poulin, 40, of St. Martin, Quebec, is charged with encouraging and inducing illegal entry into the U.S., a federal offense punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. He is being held...
  • Officials say power grid is on the brink {New England}

    07/02/2014 4:36:24 AM PDT · by thackney · 74 replies
    SeacoastOnline ^ | July 01, 2014 | Deborah McDermott
    New England states are united in proposing that a tariff be imposed on electricity rates throughout the region to fund more natural gas pipelines and increased transmission infrastructure — to reverse electricity costs that are among the highest in the nation. The proposal is a necessary step because the region has limited gas pipeline capacity despite a demand that has grown from 6 percent in 2000 to 46 percent in 2013, energy experts said at a forum sponsored by The New England Council at St. Anselm's College in Manchester Monday. At the same time, more and more coal-fired, oil and...
  • LePage policy puts squeeze on cities, immigrants; he says plan will help 'most vulnerable'

    06/26/2014 8:28:20 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal
    The Republic ^ | ALANNA DURKIN
    Gov. Paul LePage understands hardship. He was homeless for a time as a boy. But tell that to Douglas Mpay, an immigrant from Angola who is seeking asylum in the United States and whose family relies on a municipal welfare program in Maine that the governor says will get no state funding if cities and towns continue to assist residents living in the country illegally. (SNIP) But LePage, who has made reforming welfare a priority since taking office in 2011, insists the new policy will preserve assistance for the most needy and bring the state into compliance with federal law....
  • Maine Governor, Legal Chief Dispute Immigrant Aid

    06/25/2014 4:45:15 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 25, 2014 | By ALANNA DURKIN Associated Press
    Republican Gov. Paul LePage and Democrat Attorney General Janet Mills are at odds over the governor's directive to withhold aid to immigrants who can't prove they're living in the U.S. legally, and their dispute is causing confusion among Maine's cities and towns that dole out the aid. LePage says federal law prohibits the state from providing aid to those living in the country illegally, and he has threatened to withhold funds for a municipal welfare program if cities defy that prohibition. But Mills says the governor is overstepping his authority, and she has advised municipalities to ignore his wishes.
  • LePage's General Assistance policy Poll

    06/25/2014 10:59:30 AM PDT · by Steven Scharf · 11 replies
    Portland Press Herald ^ | 6/25/2014 | Portland Press Herald
    There is a poll on the front page of the Portland Press Herald website that needs to be freeped. Should Gov. LePage withhold all General Assistance funding for communities that ignore his administration's policy prohibiting undocumented immigrants from receiving state aid? Related article: June 24, 2014 From LePage, new threat on local aid to ‘illegals’ The governor says all General Assistance payments will be cut off for communities that help asylum seekers and other undocumented immigrants. By Kevin Miller Staff Writer Gov. Paul LePage is threatening to withhold all state funding for General Assistance from communities that ignore his administration’s...
  • Media won’t tell you, so here are reasons to doubt global warming

    06/22/2014 6:49:55 AM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    MaineToday ^ | June 20 , 2014 | M.D. Harmon
    Various statements and events defy the claim of a ‘universal consensus’ on ‘harmful’ climate change. “Have you noticed that the nature of the crisis du jour may change, but the solutions always involve higher taxes and more power for the political class?” ... There’s a reason some global warming enthusiasts demand that the media refuse to print or broadcast skeptical views. Polls show Americans continually rank “climate change” near the bottom of lists of important issues. Apparently, “global warming is harmful because shut up” is the only argument many activists have left. And there’s a reason the Environmental Protection Agency...
  • Sixteen Republican Senators Vote For Cloture On Gun Control Bill (Lamar Alexander, AYE!)

    06/17/2014 1:32:24 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 32 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 4/11/13
    Remember these sixteen names when they run for office again. The sixteen Republicans who voted to proceed were Sens. Lamar Alexander (Tenn.), Kelly Ayotte (N.H.), Richard Burr (N.C.), Saxby Chambliss (Ga.), Tom Coburn (Okla.), Susan Collins (Maine). Bob Corker (Tenn.), Jeff Flake (Ariz.), Lindsey Graham (S.C.), Dean Heller (Nev.), John Hoeven (N.D.), Johnny Isakson (Ga.), Mark Kirk (Ill.), John McCain (Ariz.), Pat Toomey (Pa.) and Roger Wicker (Miss.). List courtesy The Hill.com. As reported by RedState yesterday, this bill would allow doctors to add a person’s name to the national database currently used for background checks, and list them as...
  • Lyme-Carrying Ticks Are Going To Be 'Gangbusters' This Summer

    06/16/2014 8:41:55 PM PDT · by blam · 49 replies
    BI ^ | 6-16-2014 | Ted Siefer
    Ted SieferJune 16, 2014 Deer ticks, also known as blacklegged ticks, are the prime carriers of Lyme disease, which is particularly common in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. Large numbers of ticks, the parasites that carry Lyme disease, are expected to emerge in New England in the coming weeks, experts said on Friday. Abundant snow over the winter and a wet spring have created ideal conditions for ticks to come out in the warm weather and try to latch onto hosts, they said. "The next three to four weeks is the peak season of risk," said Sam Telford, an infectious disease...
  • George H.W. Bush Marks 90th Birthday by Jumping Out of Helicopter

    06/12/2014 11:43:45 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    WJLA ^ | 6/12/14
    Former President George H.W. Bush can no longer use his legs, but he didn't let that stop him from keeping a vow he made five years ago: to jump from an aircraft on his 90th birthday, which is Thursday. Continue reading Former President George H.W. Bush, left, strapped to Sgt. 1st Class Mike Elliott, a retired member of the Army's Golden Knights parachute team, lands on the lawn at St. Anne's Episcopal Church after making a tandem parachute jump near Bush's summer home in Kennebunkport, Maine. More on this story "It's a wonderful day in Maine - in fact, nice...
  • Article V Constitution: Mount Vernon Assembly [Live Web Stream Now! Today (6-12) & Tomorrow]

    The Mount Vernon Assembly – Indianapolis FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Skip Brown skip.brown@iga.in.gov 317-232-9521 The Mount Vernon Assembly to Meet at Indiana Statehouse June 12 and 13 INDIANAPOLIS (June 9, 2014) – More than 100 state legislators representing 33 states will meet at the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis on June 12 and 13 to continue establishing the rules and procedures needed for a future state-led convention for proposing amendments to the U.S. Constitution, as authorized by Article V of the Constitution. The meeting is a continuation of efforts that began in December 2013 at George Washington’s historic Mount Vernon estate...
  • Told They’re Discriminatory, Student Christian Fellowship Kicked Off Campus

    06/11/2014 12:52:29 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 20 replies
    The College Fix ^ | June 10, 2014 | Staff
    The New York Times today reports on a disturbing development at Bowdoin College: For 40 years, evangelicals at Bowdoin College have gathered periodically to study the Bible together, to pray and to worship. They are a tiny minority on the liberal arts college campus, but they have been a part of the school’s community, gathering in the chapel, the dining center, the dorms. After this summer, the Bowdoin Christian Fellowship will no longer be recognized by the college. Already, the college has disabled the electronic key cards of the group’s longtime volunteer advisers. … The students, who plan to meet...
  • Conservative Poliquin winning in Maine 61-38

    06/10/2014 6:08:17 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 14 replies
    2nd Congressional district
  • June 10th Primary Live Thread (ME, NV, SC, VA)

    06/10/2014 3:52:35 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 286 replies
    Live Thread
  • Democratshima - Detroit Photos Before and After (VANITY)

    06/09/2014 11:23:32 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 47 replies
    Or.. Democratrina. Far more destructive than any bomb or hurricane, Democrat locusts destroy lay waste to Detroit. This is the 'progress' they want for the rest of America.
  • Sen. King: Taliban at Gitmo Will Be Released Soon, Adding Pressure to Deal Now

    06/07/2014 10:09:43 AM PDT · by Hoodat · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06 Jun 2014 | John Sexton
    According to a Senator who has been defending the administration's deal for Bowe Bergdahl, the 5 Taliban prisoners would have been freed sometime soon anyway, making this our last chance to get something for them. Senator Angus King, an independent who caucuses with Democrats, said this at the end of his interview with CNN Thursday: There's one other very important point that needs to get out there. There is a reasonable legal argument that these five guys would have had to be released any way within the next year under the law of war. They were being held in Guantanamo...
  • Maine fines national anti-gay marriage group

    05/28/2014 7:27:29 PM PDT · by Oliviaforever · 23 replies
    yahoo ^ | 5/28/14 | ALANNA DURKIN
    AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's ethics panel fined a national anti-gay marriage group more than $50,000 on Wednesday and ordered it to reveal the donors who backed its efforts to repeal the state's gay marriage law.
  • More Adult Californians Moving in with Parents

    05/21/2014 7:16:41 AM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 May 2014 | William Bigelow
    More and more adult Californians are living with their parents, according to a study by UCLA and the Insight Center for Community Economic Development. The study found that 2.3 million adult Californians were still residing in their parents’ homes in 2011, compared to 1.8 million adults before the recession. ... the percentage of 25- to 34-year-olds living with their parents rose to 19% in 2012, when it had been 12% from 1990 through 2005.
  • Obama Does Not Mention – Islam, Muslim, Al-Qaeda, Islamists – Not Once in 9-11 Memorial Speech

    05/15/2014 9:17:00 PM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Gateway ^ | May 15, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    CRAZY!… Obama Does Not Mention – Islam, Muslim, Al-Qaeda, Islamists – Not Once in Today’s 9-11 Memorial Speech.. [ full title ] . gave a lengthy speech at the 9/11 Museum dedication. He did not mention – Islam, Muslim, Islamist, Al-Qaeda – not once. It might be too offensive. It’s as if it was a random act of violence. ... Today the Islamists won – again.
  • Carr: PC backstory on Tsarnaev falling apart

    05/14/2014 12:10:38 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 13 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 5/14/14 | Howie Carr
    The Politically Correct narrative of the Boston Marathon bombing is sinking faster than Barack Obama’s poll numbers. Remember Tamerlan Tsarnaev, aka Speedbump. The Boston Globe tearfully informed its moonbat readers that Speedbump was “a stay-at-home dad.” When he died at the age of 25, Speedbump was a “person of interest” in seven murders in Massachusetts, so apparently the stay-at-home dad got out of his (Section 8) house every once in a while. Now we find out that his 9 mm came from a “Maine gang,” two words I never thought I’d type in the same sentence. But then, Vacationland has...
  • Youngest Candidate in Nation Seeking U.S. House of Representatives

    05/12/2014 1:46:23 PM PDT · by Steven Scharf · 5 replies
    Campaign Press Release ^ | 5/12/2014 | Ben Trundy
    Youngest Candidate in Nation Seeking U.S. House of Representatives 05/12/2014 Youngest Candidate in Nation Seeking U.S. House of RepresentativesFor Immediate Release: May 12, 2014 Contact: Ben Trundy (207) 607-9981 Portland - Maine’s First Congressional district is setting up to be a David versus Goliath battle, as the youngest candidate in the nation seeks to unseat three term incumbent, Representative Chellie Pingree (D- Maine). Being married to a billionaire who owns Maine’s largest newspaper, Representative Pingree is not an easy Congresswoman to defeat. However, Isaac Misiuk, 25 of Gorham, has stepped up to the challenge. “Two years ago when I entered...
  • IMPORTANT GOP House Primary Races: And How You Can Help (Northeast and South)

    05/09/2014 12:57:12 PM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 58 replies
    NORTHEAST and SOUTH There are numerous important House Primary Races! And places where we can WIN! PLEASE contribute! And if you can't contribute money ... the least we can do is go to their pages and give them a "like" or a tweet. All of these candidates are involved in primaries that are close (or could be close) against generally more moderate or liberal Republicans. All of these districts are winnable in November. Maine: BRUCE POLIQUIN, MAINE-2, JUNE 10th .... Open Seat Endorsed by: Maine Right to Life, Freedom Works Bruce Poliquin -- FACEBOOK -- TWITTER -- DONATEFreedomWorks: "As a...
  • Dad arrested for protesting ‘pornographic’ book at school board meeting

    05/06/2014 3:52:08 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 29 replies
    EAG News ^ | 6 May 2014 | Ben Velderman
    GILFORD, N.H. – The New Hampshire father who was disgusted with school officials for assigning a sexually explicit novel to his 14-year-old daughter was arrested at Monday night’s school board meeting and charged with disorderly conduct. Unionleader.com reports William Baer was arrested and taken away in handcuffs from the meeting “because he would not stop protesting” the district’s policy of assigning “Nineteen Minutes” by Jodi Picoult to its 9th grade English students. In a previous interview with EAGnews, Baer described portions of the novel as “pornography” and said he was appalled that Gilford High School officials assigned the book without...
  • Classy: Maine Progressive Group Says Wheelchair-Bound Republican Hasn't "Stood Up" to Governor

    05/06/2014 1:23:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 5, 2014 | Christine Rouselle
    The Maine People's Alliance, a progressive group, has come under fire for a leaflet aimed at Maine State Rep. Dale Crafts (R-Lisbon Falls). The leaflet resembles a prescription form, and "diagnosed" Crafts as having "no heart" and "no spine" as he "failed to stand up to Gov. LePage." Crafts is confined to a wheelchair following a spinal injury sustained in a motorcycle accident 26 years ago. Democrats in the state were quick to condemn the language in the leaflet and to distance themselves from the Maine People's Alliance. “We’ve only been out of the session two days. And it’s not...
  • Dems blast Maine governor for "Gestapo" comment

    07/08/2012 11:28:18 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 66 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 8, 2012
    AUGUSTA, Maine—Democratic lawmakers are calling on Maine Gov. Paul LePage to apologize for his remarks comparing the Internal Revenue Service to the Gestapo. The Democratic leaders of the House and Senate issued a statement Sunday calling LePage's language "intentionally offensive." Rep. Emily Cain and Sen. Justin Alfond said Holocaust survivors and Word War II veterans who witnessed the terror of the Adolph Hitler's secret police "should not be trivialized for political shock."
  • Maine man fighting back after police allegedly shot, killed his dog in Louisiana

    04/30/2014 4:24:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    Bangor Daily News ^ | April 30, 2014 | Abigail Curtis
    Arzy, a Labrador-Newfoundland-golden retriever mix, was shot and killed on Monday by a Louisiana police officer, according to owner and traveling Portland musician Brandon Carpenter. Arzy, a Labrador-Newfoundland-golden retriever mix, was shot and killed on Monday by a Louisiana police officer, according to owner and traveling Portland musician Brandon Carpenter. Brandon Carpenter, an itinerant musician from Portland, plays with his dog, Arzy Kensington. The dog was killed on Monday by a police officer from Louisiana, according to Carpenter, who is seeking justice for his pet. Courtesy of Brandon Carpenter Brandon Carpenter, an itinerant musician from Portland, plays with his dog,...