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Gun Control Measures Expected To Win In Four States

Gun control-related ballot measures in four states are expected to pass on Tuesday, opinion polls show, after gun safety advocates poured a massive amount of money into backing the initiatives.

November 8, 2016
FILE PHOTO -- Maine Governor Paul LePage speaks at the 23rd Annual Energy Trade and Technology Conference in Boston, Massachusetts November 13, 2015. REUTERS/Gretchen Ertl/File Photo

Maine Governor Mulls Political Future Amid Racism Flap

Combative Maine Governor Paul LePage told a radio host on Tuesday that he was considering not finishing his term in office, amid a wave of criticism after he left a lawmaker a profanity-filled voicemail. But the two-term, Tea Party-backed Republican governor subsequently appeared to backtrack on the idea, paraphrasing Mark Twain in a tweet that read in part: “The reports of my political demise are greatly exaggerated.”

August 30, 2016
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If Maine Elected Paul LePage, Could Donald Trump Win?

When considering LePage’s actions, it is irresistible to compare him to Donald Trump. Each is controversial, irascible and able to send liberals—along with many, many Republicans—into fits of apoplexy.

August 30, 2016
Maine Governor Paul LePage speaks at the 23rd Annual Energy Trade and Technology Conference in Boston, Massachusetts November 13, 2015. REUTERS/Gretchen Ertl/File Photo

LePage Is Trumpism, Unleashed

To fully explain why Maine Gov. Paul LePage, in order to justify his claim that “the enemy right now — the overwhelming majority of people coming in — are people of color or people of Hispanic origin,” and implying that the enemy as such should be shot, it’s necessary first to visit Twitter.

August 30, 2016
Supporters applaud Republican Presidential candidate U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) during a campaign rally in Orono, Maine March 4, 2016. REUTERS/Joel Page

Cruz Wins Maine, To The Ire Of Trump Supporters

At the state party convention this weekend, all 14 at-large delegates elected support Cruz, which gives him 19 of the 23 delegates Maine is sending to the national convention in Cleveland.

April 25, 2016

Late Night Roundup: ‘The Tonight Show’ — With Donald Trump

Donald Trump sat down for an absurdly softball interview with Jimmy Fallon.

January 12, 2016

Endorse This: Maine Gov Doubles Down On ‘White Women’ Remark

In his statement this morning, the Tea Party darling actually managed to make things even worse.

January 8, 2016

Maine Gov. Says Drug Dealers Named ‘D-Money’ Come To State And ‘Impregnate A Young, White Girl Before They Leave’

Maine’s Tea Party-aligned Gov. Paul LePage made a stunning comment at a town hall meeting Wednesday, on a “problem” that drug dealers create in the state.

January 7, 2016

Cruising Maine’s Coast In Search Of The Greatest Lobster Rolls On Earth

The lobster roll offers the pleasures of this naturally sweet crustacean without getting your hands dirty.

May 29, 2015
Maine has had less than 3 percent growth since 2010. LL Bean is the flagship retailer of the state. Photo: StormFall via Flickr

Which States Have The Most Job Growth Since The Recession?

Although the nation’s unemployment rate has been around a seven-year low of about 5.4 percent, job growth among the states has been uneven, with several showing only meager gains more than five years removed from the depths of the Great Recession.

May 27, 2015

Supporting Campaign Finance Reform Is A Conservative Value

A Republican legislator explains why his party should want big money out of politics.

January 20, 2015

Maine Judge Rejects Ebola Quarantine Of Nurse Kaci Hickox

Get the latest on Kaci Hickox’s legal battle.

October 31, 2014

Midterm Roundup: How Democrats Could Still Win

Get all of the latest news from the campaign trail.

October 29, 2014

Bears Are On The Ballot In Maine As Hunting Methods Are Debated

Voters in Maine are facing the question of how to manage the bear population in a way that satisfies animal rights groups who are lobbying to ban hunting methods.

October 22, 2014

On The Road In Search Of Indie Bookstores – Northeast Edition

I admit it, I love shopping online as much as the next person.  It probably started with Amazon more years ago than I care to remember, and very quickly morphed into my default way to shop for everything. But way back before online existed and chain bookstores were the norm, I used to haunt what […]

August 27, 2014

Maine Governor’s Welfare Investigation Turns Up Next To Nothing

Maine governor Paul LePage (R) finally has a smoking gun in his effort to restrict welfare programs — at least according to him. According to a much-hyped study conducted by the state department of Health and Human Services, recipients of social programs like SNAP and TANF used money from these programs at places like bars, […]

January 9, 2014