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LePage, Austerity

Brutal Austerity Is Coming To A Statehouse Near You

The incoming Trump administration understandably frightens liberals, but right-wing successes at a state level would have moved forward regardless of who won the election. What’s more, bipartisan support for policies of austerity and neoliberalism have led to vast social spending cuts across the country regardless of political affiliation.

January 20, 2017
Voter suppression concerns need to be addressed

Disenfranchisement Today: Don’t Gloat While Suppressing The Vote

Today, we are witnessing the greatest setback to voting rights in 50 years, as millions of Americans are actively deprived of their constitutional right to vote.

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
Emperor Trump, Conspiracy theorist in chief

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

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

Why A New Jersey Puffer Fish Should Not Be President

In 2012 Chris Christie was deemed unfit to be America’s vice president, but he has continued to brag, bluster, and bully his way into national politics.

July 8, 2015

Maine Judge Rejects Ebola Quarantine Of Nurse Kaci Hickox

Get the latest on Kaci Hickox’s legal battle.

October 31, 2014

Poll Roundup: Kansas Governor Sam Brownback Is ‘Fighting For His Life’

As the 2014 midterm elections draw closer, pollsters across the country will begin releasing masses of data and their predictions of who will control the House of Representatives, the Senate, and statehouses across the country. We’ll put those predictions in focus and provide a brief summary of key polls. Here’s our roundup from the week […]

June 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