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  • Researcher warns more sharks are visiting Maine waters

    07/28/2020 5:38:09 AM PDT · by woodbutcher1963 · 32 replies
    WGME (Portland, ME) ^ | July 27, 2020 | WGME
    PORTLAND (WGME) – One researcher is warning more sharks are visiting Maine waters, and Mainers need to be on the lookout. Woman killed in apparent shark attack near Bailey Island Dr. James Sulikowski has studied sharks in Maine and beyond for more than two decades. He says he was shocked to hear of the state's first fatal shark attack. He says the only other documented attack in Maine happened back in 2010, when a shark circled an underwater diver, but he says sharks are here, moving north from Cape Cod in search of food. Maine swimmers warned to use caution...
  • [RINO] Susan Collins withholds support from Trump despite endorsing previous GOP presidential nominees

    07/21/2020 10:00:53 PM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 49 replies
    Cnn ^ | July 21, 2020 | Manu Raju, Alex Rogers and Ali Zaslav
    (CNN)Sen. Susan Collins declined last week to back President Donald Trump for reelection, saying she would focus on her own race while suggesting that she only picked sides in 2016 because she was not on the ballot. "I was not up for reelection," the Maine Republican told reporters, referring to the 2016 race, when she publicly voiced her opposition to Trump's presidential campaign. "I didn't have my own race to worry about at that point." But a dozen years ago, as she was running for reelection, Collins endorsed Republican Sen. John McCain over then-Sen. Barack Obama. She served as a...
  • Maine: Muslim fires shots into police garage, assaults cop and FBI agent, damages police vehicle

    07/18/2020 1:34:59 PM PDT · by robowombat · 15 replies
    JIHAD WATCH ^ | JUL 18, 2020 3:00 PM | ROBERT SPENCER
    Maine: Muslim fires shots into police garage, assaults cop and FBI agent, damages police vehicle JUL 18, 2020 3:00 PM BY ROBERT SPENCER An attack on police — perhaps another manifestation of the Leftist/Islamic alliance? We may never know, since the establishment media remains so intent upon whitewashing incidents of both Leftist and jihadist violence. “Portland man charged with shooting into police garage,” by Matt Byrne, Portland Press-Herald, July 13, 2020 (thanks to Creeping Sharia): Portland police on Sunday charged a man with firing several shots into the department’s parking garage July 5, damaging a police cruiser, the department said...
  • Planned Parenthood Six-Figure Ad Buy Targets Susan Collins For Supporting Kavanaugh

    07/16/2020 7:18:25 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 13 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/16/2020 | MARY MARGARET OLOHAN
    Planned Parenthood has targeted Republican Main Sen. Susan Collins with a six-figure media buy highlighting Collins’ support for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, according to the Hill. The nation’s largest abortion provider launched the ad campaign against Collins Thursday with an ad that criticizes the senator’s support for Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court in light of his dissenting vote on a recent abortion ruling. “Susan Collins trusted Brett Kavanaugh to protect safe, legal abortion,” says a female narrator in the ad, first reported by The Hill. “But she was wrong. Kavanaugh voted against abortion the first chance he got....
  • Trump and Bolton waging proxy war in Maine GOP congressional primary

    07/09/2020 11:41:21 AM PDT · by RandFan · 12 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 9 | W. James Antle III
    Former national security adviser John Bolton and his newfound opposition to President Trump have become a campaign issue in the Republican primary in Maine’s Democratic-controlled 2nd Congressional District, a top GOP target this fall. “John Bolton lies about President Trump, and now, his henchmen are doing the exact same thing to Trump conservative Eric Brakey,” says a new ad from the Protect Freedom PAC. “They’re scared of Brakey because they know he will stand with Trump, fight to drain the swamp, and advance an America First agenda.” The group’s spokesman, Michael Biundo, urged Maine Republican voters to “ignore the Bolton...
  • Lincoln Project offers list of GOP senators who 'protect' Trump in new ad

    07/08/2020 8:15:01 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07 08 2020 | Marina Pitofsky
    The Lincoln Project, a Republican super PAC, in a new ad slammed some of President Trump’s top GOP allies in the Senate, accusing a slate of Republican lawmakers of “cowardice” and “betrayal.” The ad, released Wednesday, states, “Someday soon, the time of Trump will pass. This circus of incompetence, corruption and cruelty will end. When it does, the men and women in Trump’s Republican Party will come to you, telling you they can repair the damage he’s done. They’ll beg you to forgive their votes to exonerate Trump from his crimes, ask you to forgive their silence, their cowardice and...
  • Sen. Collins refuses to say whether she’ll vote for Trump, signals she won’t campaign against Biden

    07/08/2020 5:01:17 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 82 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 8,2020 | Morgan Phillips
    Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, refused to say whether she’ll vote for President Trump in November and signaled that she would not campaign against presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden. The self-proclaimed moderate Republican from Maine told the New York Times this week she does not campaign against former colleagues. Biden and Collins worked together in the Senate. “I do not campaign against my colleagues in the Senate,” she said of Biden, adding that she knows him “very well” from their days in Congress together. “My inclination is just to stay out of the presidential and focus on my own race,” she...
  • A handful of Republican senators say they won't be attending the GOP convention

    07/08/2020 10:33:19 AM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 59 replies
    AOL ^ | 7/8/2020 | Allan Smith
    he senators skipping out include Chuck Grassley of Iowa, Mitt Romney of Utah, Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska. The lawmakers gave varying reasons for why they won't be at President Donald Trump's renominating convention. Some of those senators are not among Trump's favorites.
  • Protect Freedom PAC Launches Ad in Maine in Support of Eric Brakey

    07/02/2020 1:50:41 PM PDT · by RandFan · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 1st | Protect Freedom Pac
    Athens, GA - Protect Freedom PAC, an independent organization dedicated to supporting pro-liberty and freedom-minded candidates, announced that they will be running an ad in support of Eric Brakey titled "Who's Behind It." The ad, which launches today and will be a six-figure television buy in Maine, highlights Eric Brakey's commitment to support President Trump and to drain the swamp. Click excerpt link to view Video >>>
  • Never Trumpers cross line with party operatives by targeting GOP senators: 'Taking it too far'

    06/29/2020 7:28:44 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/29/2020 | Paul Steinhauser
    The "Never Trump" coalition of Republicans fighting to oust President Trump from the White House is making a risky play, just as the president's lackluster poll numbers are raising concerns on the right -- they're going after Republican senators too. The effort is being led by The Lincoln Project, a media-savvy outfit that spends most of its time hammering the incumbent president with scathing TV and digital ads. But along with targeting Trump, The Lincoln Project is now weighing in on the races of GOP senators facing tough reelections this year. ... The spot characterizes Daines – who’s facing a...
  • Senators Rand Paul, King, Crapo and Lee Reintroduce FAIR Act to Reform Civil Asset Forfeiture Process

    06/26/2020 10:48:41 AM PDT · by RandFan · 32 replies
    US Senate ^ | June 25 | Rand Paul
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Rand Paul (R-KY), Angus King (I-ME), Mike Crapo (R-ID), and Mike Lee (R-UT) reintroduced the bipartisan Fifth Amendment Integrity Restoration (FAIR) Act, S. 4074, to protect property owners’ rights, defend innocent Americans, and restore the Fifth Amendment’s role in civil forfeiture proceedings. “The federal government has made it far too easy for government agencies to take and profit from the property of those who have not been convicted of a crime. The FAIR Act will uphold the Fifth Amendment and ensure government agencies no longer profit from taking American citizens’ property without due process....
  • GOP rallies around Trump after firing of Manhattan US attorney

    06/22/2020 11:54:23 PM PDT · by robowombat · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/22/20 08:05 PM EDT | ALEXANDER BOLTON
    GOP rallies around Trump after firing of Manhattan US attorney BY ALEXANDER BOLTON - 06/22/20 08:05 PM EDT — GOP rallies around Trump after firing of Manhattan US attorney Senate Republicans on Monday largely defended President Trump following his controversial decision this week to fire Geoffrey Berman, the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York. Senate Majority Whip John Thune (R-S.D.) said Trump was within his right to fire Berman, who was involved in a number of politically sensitive investigations that touched on Trump and his advisers. “It’s kind of like previous firings, I would say,” Thune said....
  • Donald Trump says he didn't need military control on his Maine trip because 'Antifa and Wacko groups of anarchists weren't there to cause trouble' and shares video of MAGA fans lining the streets

    06/06/2020 8:01:10 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 19 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 06 2020 | FRANCES MULRANEY and NIKKI SCHWAB
    President Donald Trump shared videos of his Make America Great Again fans in Maine as he took a hit at the George Floyd protests by saying there were no riot cops needed for his supporters. The president took to Twitter early on Saturday morning saying there were no 'Antifa and Wacko anarchists' among the crowd that turned out to greet him. His comments came as cities across the United States prepared for their twelfth consecutive day of protests against police brutality in the wake of the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis.
  • Trump heading to Maine to visit maker of medical swabs, but [Maine Governor Janet] Mills raises security concerns

    06/01/2020 4:07:54 PM PDT · by Steven Scharf · 37 replies
    Portland Press Herald ^ | 6/1/2020 | Scott Thistle
    Portland Press Herald Trump heading to Maine to visit maker of medical swabs, but [Maine Governor Janet] Mills raises security concerns The governor asks U.S. Attorney General William Barr to share with state authorities any ‘intelligence’ they have on violent professional protesters who may be coming to Maine. BY SCOTT THISTLE, STAFF WRITER President Trump plans to come to Maine this week to tour one of the only factories producing medical swabs for coronavirus tests, prompting Gov. Janet Mills to raise concerns about potential “unrest” during the visit. . . . The White House said Monday that Trump plans to...
  • Stakes high for Senator Collins in coronavirus relief standoff

    05/25/2020 8:52:19 PM PDT · by RandFan · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/25/20 11:31 AM EDT | BY ALEXANDER BOLTON
    Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), who faces the toughest reelection campaign of her Senate career, is battling her own party over coronavirus relief funding for local and state governments hit hard by the pandemic. The Maine senator, in a state where President Trump is expected to lose the presidential vote, has co-sponsored a bill that would set up a $500 billion state and municipal recovery fund. Collins scored a win during the negotiation of the $2.2 trillion CARES Act by co-authoring one of the bill’s most popular components, the small-business lending initiative known as the Paycheck Protection Program, to which Congress...
  • Maine Lawmakers to AG Barr: Gov. Janet Mills ‘Has Exceeded’ Her Authority

    05/21/2020 1:24:48 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 21 2020 | DR. SUSAN BERRY
    A group of Maine legislators sent a letter Monday to U.S. Attorney General William Barr, requesting an investigation into Gov. Janet Mills (D) as a result of her numerous executive orders regarding the coronavirus crisis in which, they say, she “has exceeded her executive authority.” In the letter made available to Breitbart News, the lawmakers, all Republicans, led by Maine Rep. John DeVeau, expressed gratitude to Barr for his memorandum to the Department of Justice in April, in which he directed all U.S. attorneys to be watchful of coronavirus restrictions that could violate Americans’ constitutional rights. The legislators wrote: We...
  • Senate Fails to Override Trump’s Veto on Iran War Powers Bill.....

    05/07/2020 9:04:09 PM PDT · by caww · 20 replies
    theepochtimes ^ | 5/7/2020 | JACK PHILLIPS
    The Senate failed Thursday to override President Donald Trump’s veto of a bill that would curb his ability to take military action against Iran. The Senate came up short of the two-thirds majority, and it voted 49-44, with seven GOP senators joining Democrats. Seven Republicans broke with Trump: Sens. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Susan Collins of Maine, Mike Lee of Utah, Rand Paul of Kentucky, Todd Young of Indiana, and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana. Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) joined Democrats in February to pass the bill, but he did not vote Thursday. Trump on Wednesday night,...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Maine Republicans Demand Legislature Remove Governor’s Civil Emergency Powers

    05/03/2020 5:45:42 AM PDT · by cp124 · 51 replies
    Legislative Republicans issued a letter, calling on Speaker Gideon and President Jackson to reconvene the Legislature for the sole purpose of removing Governor Mills’s Civil Emergency powers. May 2, 2020 President Troy Jackson 3 State House Station Augusta, ME 04333 Speaker Sara Gideon 2 State House Station August, ME 04333 Dear President Jackson and Speaker Gideon, We write to ask that you call the Legislature back in to session under Maine Constitution Article IV Part III Section 1 for the express and limited purpose of ending the Governor’s “Proclamation of State of Civil Emergency to Further Protect Public Health” through...
  • Maine Sheriff Scott Nichols Defies Governor: “We Will NOT be setting up a police state. Period.”

    04/29/2020 3:41:46 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 9 replies
    HERE HERE! Bravo to a man who understands the Constitution and is fighting “FOR THE PEOPLE” not against them. That would be Franklin County Sheriff Scott Nichols of Maine. A battle is brewing between the County and the State of Maine after Maine’s Democrat Governor Janet Mills issued a very strict “stay at home” order.
  • Governor Paul LePage just announced that he’ll be challenging Governor Janet Mills in 2022.

    04/29/2020 3:49:14 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 45 replies ^ | 4/29/20 | Howie Carr
    Governor Paul LePage just announced on my show that he’ll be challenging Governor Janet Mills in 2022. Huge news.