Tag Archives: Maine

BREAKING: Collins Will Vote To Confirm Kavanaugh

CNN reports: Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine — one of four senators who has not yet said whether they will vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court — is expected to announce her decision on the nomination at 3 p.m. ET on Friday, a Senate source told CNN. A source close to the Senate said that the …

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Tony Perkins Hails GOP Maine Gov. Paul LePage: The Real Torture Is Denying Help To People Who Want It

Via press release from hate group leader Tony Perkins: Imagine being stuck in a cycle of depression or an unhealthy relationship and not being able to get help. Well, people in 13 states don’t have to imagine it. Thanks to a string of bad laws, something as simple as sitting down and talking to a counselor of your choice about …

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MAINE: GOP Governor Vetoes Ex-Gay Torture Ban

The Portland Press-Herald reports: Gov. Paul LePage vetoed a bill Friday to prohibit state-licensed counselors and therapists from engaging in “conversion therapy” aimed at changing an underage client’s sexual orientation or gender identity. The bill would allow the state to deny or revoke a professional license to medical or mental health professionals who engage in conversion therapy of minors. The …

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ICE Tells Bus Riders They Must Be US Citizens To Board

Raw Story reports: A bus driver for Concord Coach Lines was filmed falsely telling passengers lined up to board that they must be U.S. citizens to ride the bus. The ACLU of New Hampshire posted this video to Facebook of the driver in Concord, Maine, along with federal ICE agents intimidating passengers. In the video, passengers wisely refuse to answer …

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Trump Wants Wacko Maine Gov To Run For Senate

The Washington Post reports: President Trump is pushing Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) to run for the U.S. Senate, according to White House advisers. Trump has told advisers that he plans to call LePage, who endorsed him in February 2016, and ask him to jump in against Sen. Angus King in 2018 and offer his endorsement. King is an independent …

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MAINE: GOP Gov. Paul LePage Vows To Block Medicaid Expansion Despite Successful Ballot Measure

Talking Points Memo reports: Maine voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to become the first state in the nation to expand Medicaid by ballot initiative, approving the measure by a nearly 20-point margin. But Republican Gov. Paul LePage, a vehement opponent of Medicaid who has vetoed expansion bills five times since the Affordable Care Act became law, is threatening once again to …

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MAINE: Christian Activist Abandons Ballot Drive To Remove “Sexual Orientation” From Human Rights Act

The Bangor Daily News reports: A push to remove protections from discrimination based on sexual orientation from the Maine Human Rights Act has been abandoned, according to the person who started it. Michael Heath of Chelsea said Thursday that he will not submit the 61,123 signatures from registered Maine voters required to put a referendum question on the statewide ballot. …

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MAINE: College Kids Harmonize Beautifully To Drown Out Anti-Gay Hate Preacher With Elvis Tune [VIDEO]

The Bangor Daily News reports: A man protesting against LGBT rights earlier this week at the University of Maine during the school’s Coming Out Week celebrations was met with a counter-protest: an a capella song. The unidentified man, holding a sign printed with Bible verses about sexual immorality, had been standing in front of the Memorial Union on campus for …

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MAINE: High School Football Coach Canned After Telling Players To Taunt Opponent For Having Two Mothers

The Bangor Daily News reports: Gray-New Gloucester’s top school official told WMTW television a high school football coach is no longer employed by the district after allegations he told players to taunt an opponent for having two mothers. Maine School Administrative District 15 Superintendent Craig King told WMTW the district “takes concerns about the safety and security of students very …

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GOP Sen. Susan Collins: No Run For Maine Governor

At a press conference streamed live on Facebook just now, Republican Sen. Susan Collins announced that she will not leave the Senate next year to run for governor of Maine. Collins put an end to months of speculation when she made her announcement at the Samoset Resort in Rockport Friday morning. Collins is Maine’s senior U.S. Senator, having held her …

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Maine Gov. Paul LePage: Taking Down Confederate Monuments Is Like Taking Down Monuments To 9/11

The Hill reports: Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) on Thursday defended President Trump’s claim that “both sides” were responsible for the violence that erupted at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend, comparing Confederate memorials to those put up to honor the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks. “I think what they are standing for …

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MAINE: Gov Vows To Raise Voting Age In Retaliation For New Law Raising Legal Age To Buy Cigarettes

The Portland Press-Herald reports: Gov. Paul LePage said today that he would propose increasing the age to vote or join the military to 21 to be consistent with a new law hiking the legal age to buy tobacco. Unfortunately for LePage, two things would stand in his way: the U.S. Constitution and the U.S. military. Six days after the Legislature …

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Maine Governor Busted Lying About His Lies

The Hill reports: The governor of Maine attacked the press earlier this week and accused reporters of spreading false information that he threatened to go on vacation during a government shutdown, but a new recording of a voicemail captures him mentioning the vacation. Gov. Paul LePage (R) accused the press of writing false news stories about him going on a …

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Maine Governor: I Lie Just To Troll The “Vile” Press

Positively Trumpian. The Associated Press reports: Gov. Paul LePage lashed out at the media for reporting he planned to leave the state during a budget impasse, and he suggested he sometimes concocts stories to mislead reporters. The Republican governor also characterized the state media as “vile,” ″inaccurate” and “useless.” “I just love to sit in my office and make up …

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MAINE: Nutjob Gov. Paul LePage Announces 10-Day Vacation As Government Shutdown Continues

The Portland Press-Herald reports: Amid intense budget negotiations and a state shutdown, Governor Paul LePage has told lawmakers he’s taking a 10-day vacation. “He called the Senate president (Michael Thibodeau) and Sen. (Roger) Katz this morning to say he was leaving the state to go on vacation,” Thibodeau spokeswoman Krysta West said Monday afternoon. West said Thibodeau, R-Winterport, told her …

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MAINE: Lack Of Oxford Comma In Wage Law Could Cost Company Millions In Class Action Overtime Lawsuit

The New York Times reports: A class-action lawsuit about overtime pay for truck drivers hinged entirely on a debate that has bitterly divided friends, families and foes: The dreaded — or totally necessary — Oxford comma, perhaps the most polarizing of punctuation marks. What ensued in the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and in a 29-page …

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MAINE: Anti-Gay Right Wing Columnist Dies After Handgun Goes Off While Showing It To Teenage Boy

The Portland Press Herald reports: Maine State Police and Sanford police are investigating the shooting death of Portland Press Herald columnist M.D. Harmon at his home Wednesday afternoon in Sanford. Police say Michael D. Harmon, 71, died at his home on Brunelle Avenue after a handgun he was showing to a teenage boy went off while the 16-year-old was handling …

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MAINE: Portland’s Only Gay Bar To Close [VIDEO]

Portland’s NBC affiliate reports: The only gay nightclub in Portland is closing. The owner calls it a bittersweet sign of the times. “We don’t have the crowd we used to,” said Joshua Moody, who has owned Styxx for 12 years. It’s in line with a nationwide trend: as more members of the gay community branch out and feel welcomed and …

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Maine Gov. Paul LePage: I’m Proud To Be Deplorable

The Associated Press reports: Maine Gov. Paul LePage says he’s proud to be “deplorable,” taking a jab at the insult leveled by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at her rival’s supporters. LePage made the wisecrack Thursday while introducing Donald Trump’s son, Eric, who came to Maine to stump for his father, the Republican presidential candidate. The younger Trump, accompanied by …

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Paul LePage: I’m Never Speaking To The Media Again

Uh huh, yeah. Via Politico: Maine Gov. Paul LePage on Wednesday blamed a reporter in part for his fiery outburst to a state lawmaker last week and vowed never to speak with the press again. Despite telling a local radio station on Tuesday that he may or may not resign and acknowledging “maybe it’s time to move on,” his position …

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