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Paul LePage Disputes Claim He Discussed Hanging Democratic Leaders With Extremist Group

Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

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Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) is facing questions over his decision to repeatedly meet with activists who have ties to a group the FBI and Maine law enforcement consider a domestic terrorist organization. Talking Points Memo published on Monday an excerpt from author Mike Tipping's new book, in which he details how LePage engaged with members of the Constitutional Coalition, which is affiliated with the Sovereign Citizen movement. Members of the organization ...
Full article at: Politics - The Huffington Post Jul 1 2014, 2:57pm CDT
 


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Michaud among rally speakers

Source: SeacoastOnline.com

KITTERY, Maine — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Michaud will highlight a roster of speakers who will be in Kittery on Sunday for a rally in opposition to the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision. Organizers will show the film "K ...
Full article at: SeacoastOnline.com Jun 26 2014, 11:33pm CDT
 

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A shot at being America's first gay governor

Source: MSNBC

Democratic six-term Congressman Mike Michaud is running for governor in Maine, and if he succeeds in beating incumbent Paul LePage, he'll be the first openly-gay governor in the United States. msnbc followed Michaud on a weekend of campaigning in his...Read more ...
Full article at: MSNBC Jun 26 2014, 12:15pm CDT
 

Gay Dem Gubernatorial Candidate Fills Key Role At Nation's Biggest Pride Parade

Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Democrat who reluctantly came out of the closet last year has served as the grand marshal of Maine's biggest gay pride parade Mike Michaud (MEE'-shoh) would become the nation's first openly gay person to be elected governor if he unseats Republican Paul LePage in November. He was the headliner at Saturday's Portland Pride Parade. He was joined by a coordinator at the University of Southern Maine ...
Full article at: Politics - The Huffington Post Jun 21 2014, 1:48pm CDT
 

House, Senate move to improve health care for vets

Source: 49 News Topeka

Barack Obama Meets With Prime Minister Tony Abbott Of Australia
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is moving with what one senator called “lightning speed” to help thousands of military veterans enduring long wait times for VA medical care. The Senate was poised to vote by Thursday on a measure making it easier for veterans who have encountered delays getting initial visits to receive VA-paid treatment from local doctors instead. The measure closely resembles a bill approved unanimously Tuesday in ...
Full article at: 49 News Topeka Jun 11 2014, 9:57am CDT
 

The primary view on the 'Maine' front

Source: MSNBC

President Obama Delivers Statement On Situation In Iraq
Rep. Mike Michaud, is running for governor in Maine, joins Chuck Todd to discuss his primary win and his plans for November. ...
Full article at: MSNBC Jun 11 2014, 9:40am CDT
 

House votes to allow vets with long wait times to get VA-paid outside treatment

Source: TBD.com

House Veterans' Affairs Cmte Holds Hearing On Access To VA Mental Health Care
WASHINGTON (AP) - United and eager to respond to a national uproar, the House overwhelmingly approved legislation Tuesday to allow patients enduring long waits for care at Veterans Affairs facilities to get VA-paid treatment from local doctors. The 421-0 vote was Congress' strongest response yet to the outcry over backlogs and falsified data at the beleaguered agency. Senate leaders plan debate soon on a s ...
Full article at: TBD.com Jun 10 2014, 1:35pm CDT
 

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Campaign intelligence: Nearly $110 million in independent expenditures this primary season

Source: Sunlight Foundation

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American Chemistry Council spent more than $300,000 on ads supporting Eric Cantor; Image credit American Chemistry Council Exactly halfway through primary season, as voters head to the polls Tuesday in Maine, Nevada, North Dakota, South Carolina and Virginia, it's now obvious just how much a driver of outside spending the GOP's family feuds have been. Of the more than $107 million worth of independent expenditures tabulated by Sunlight' ...
Full article at: Sunlight Foundation Jun 10 2014, 10:33am CDT
 

Ballot issue on tiny park in Portland, Maine, divides residents on eve of referendum

Source: Canadian Business Online

PORTLAND, Maine – City residents, less than a year after legalizing marijuana, are going to the polls again to settle a squabble over a half-acre park that evolved into a much larger debate over the future of the city’s public parks. The ballot issue would add 35 open spaces to the city’s list of protected lands and make it more difficult to sell them. Among the spaces is Congress Square Plaza, a small patch of trees, red bricks and concrete in a busy commercial ...
Full article at: Canadian Business Online Jun 9 2014, 3:06pm CDT
 

Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki resigns, President Obama confirms

Source: WPIX.com

Barack Obama Meets With Prime Minister Tony Abbott Of Australia
WASHINGTON (CNN) — [Adds breaking news update 11:20 a.m. ET] Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki has resigned, President Barack Obama said on Friday. [Original story moved at 11:16 a.m. ET] Embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki announced fixes to the crisis in the VA system on Friday, then met with President Barack Obama to learn if he would stay in his job. Obama was to make a statement in the White Ho ...
Full article at: WPIX.com May 30 2014, 10:21am CDT