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  • Sen. King: Taliban at Gitmo Will Be Released Soon, Adding Pressure to Deal Now

    06/07/2014 10:09:43 AM PDT · by Hoodat · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06 Jun 2014 | John Sexton
    According to a Senator who has been defending the administration's deal for Bowe Bergdahl, the 5 Taliban prisoners would have been freed sometime soon anyway, making this our last chance to get something for them. Senator Angus King, an independent who caucuses with Democrats, said this at the end of his interview with CNN Thursday: There's one other very important point that needs to get out there. There is a reasonable legal argument that these five guys would have had to be released any way within the next year under the law of war. They were being held in Guantanamo...
  • Angus King (Maine) may flip to GOP in 2015

    04/10/2014 4:35:17 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 10, 2014 | Alexander Bolton
    Sen. Angus King (I-Maine), who caucuses with the Democrats, will decide after the midterm elections whether to switch sides and join the Republicans. He is leaving open the possibility of aligning himself with the GOP if control of the upper chamber changes hands. “I’ll make my decision at the time based on what I think is best for Maine,” King told The Hill Wednesday after voting with Republicans to block the Paycheck Fairness Act, a measure at the center for the 2014 Democratic campaign agenda.
  • Sen. Angus King (I-Maine): I might caucus with GOP after the midterms

    04/10/2014 8:12:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/10/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    In order to take control of the US Senate, Republicans have to win six seats in the midterm elections. Or is it five? That depends on one of the two Senators unaffiliated with either major party. Bernie Sanders, a professed socialist, may run for the Democratic Party presidential nomination in 2016, so a Sanders flip is unlikely in the extreme. But what about Maine’s Angus King? He caucuses with Democrats now, but he’s, er … mulling his options after opposing the Democratic pay-equity ploy: Sen. Angus King (I-Maine), who caucuses with the Democrats, will decide after the midterm elections whether...
  • [Independent Maine Sen Angus] King may switch sides and join the Republicans after midterms

    04/10/2014 5:22:48 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 10, 2014 | Alexander Bolton
    Sen. Angus King (I-Maine), who caucuses with the Democrats, will decide after the midterm elections whether to switch sides and join the Republicans. He is leaving open the possibility of aligning himself with the GOP if control of the upper chamber changes hands. “I’ll make my decision at the time based on what I think is best for Maine,” King told The Hill Wednesday after voting with Republicans to block the Paycheck Fairness Act, a measure at the center for the 2014 Democratic campaign agenda. King’s remarks are a clear indication that congressional leaders on both sides of the aisle...
  • Democrats bash SCOTUS ruling on campaign contributions (Harry Reid bashes Koch Brothers again)

    04/02/2014 12:22:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/02/2014 | By SEUNG MIN KIM
    Democratic lawmakers and campaign finance reform advocates quickly bashed Wednesday’s Supreme Court decision to strike down total limits on individual campaign contributions, warning of future corruption in elections. Meanwhile, Republicans largely cheered the ruling from the narrowly divided court, which found it unconstitutional to impose caps on the aggregate amounts that one person can donate to campaigns, parties and political action committees. Calling himself “all for freedom,” Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Wednesday commended the ruling, saying “donors ought to have the freedom to give what they want to give.” And Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who had filed...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 30 March 2014

    03/30/2014 3:27:47 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 153 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 30 March 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows March 30th, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Angus King, I-Maine; John Barrasso, R-Wyo.; Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore.; Michael Leiter, former White House adviser on counterterrorism.FACE THE NATION (CBS): NCAA President Mark Emmert; Michael Hayden, former head of the CIA and the National Security Agency; Michael Morrell, former deputy CIA director and member of NSA Surveillance Review Group; Cmdr. William J. Marks, U.S. Navy 7th Fleet, which is involved in the search for the missing Malaysian Airlines jet.THIS WEEK...
  • Democrats said to push for new changes to ObamaCare amid midterm fears

    03/27/2014 3:16:41 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 126 replies
    fox news ^ | 3/27/2014 | staff
    Several Democratic senators reportedly plan to introduce as soon as Thursday a set of principles and legislation aimed at fixing parts of ObamaCare amid concerns the law could cost Democrats House seats and possibly the Senate in November. Sens. Mark Warner, D-Va.; Mark Begich, D-Alaska; Mary Landrieu, D-La.; Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D.; Joe Manchin, D-W.Va.; and Sen. Angus King, I., Maine, will introduce proposals to improve the law, The Wall Street Journal reported. Begich and Warner have called for allowing "copper" plans on the government-run health exchanges. The new insurance plans would offer lower premiums and higher out-of-pocket costs than the...
  • Sen. King: Conservatives dissuading people from Obamacare ‘guilty of murder’

    09/30/2013 2:47:36 PM PDT · by Nachum · 42 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/30/13 | Caroline May
    Conservative groups advising Americans not to sign up for the Obamacare exchanges “are guilty of murder,” according to Maine independent Sen. Angus King. King, who caucuses with the Democrats, told Salon in an interview published Monday that efforts to dissuade young people from signing up is a “scandal,” and a deadly one. “That’s a scandal — those people are guilty of murder in my opinion,” King said in a Friday interview with Salon’s Brian Beutler. “Some of those people they persuade are going to end up dying because they don’t have health insurance.” “For people who do that to other
  • Surprise: Angus King to Caucus With Democrats

    11/14/2012 8:42:22 AM PST · by MikeyVirginia · 27 replies
    CNN.com ^ | 11-14-2012 | CNN.com
    (CNN) - Maine's independent senator-elect announced Wednesday he would caucus with Democrats, giving the party a ten-vote advantage over Republicans in the upper chamber. Angus King made the announcement Tuesday in the U.S. Capitol, where he and other newly elected senators and represenatatives are convening for a week of orientation. They will be officially sworn in as lawmakers in January.
  • Angus King Will Choose Sides Soon

    11/13/2012 10:35:10 PM PST · by Arthurio · 9 replies
    Sen.-elect Angus King said Tuesday that he could announce a decision on which caucus to join in time for Wednesday’s party leadership elections. The Maine independent said he would try to make a decision before the leadership teams are finalized on Wednesday. He told reporters Tuesday morning that he would “probably have some comment for you sometime tomorrow.” While King is widely expected to caucus with the Democratic majority, he still has not ruled out joining the GOP. “Whichever decision I make, I am not declaring opposition or inability to work with or unwillingness to work with the members of...
  • King campaign seeks removal of Republican ad attacking him

    09/26/2012 7:55:41 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 4 replies
    BDN Maine ^ | Sept. 24, 2012 | Matthew Stone
    PORTLAND, Maine — Angus King’s campaign called on the state’s TV stations Monday to pull two Republican ads from the air that it says offer an inaccurate and misleading portrayal of King’s involvement in a 22-turbine wind project in the western Maine town of Roxbury. King and business partner Rob Gardiner held a 10 percent stake in the project until early 2011. At a Monday news conference, King campaign manager Kay Rand said the campaign is filing formal complaints with the TV stations airing the ads claiming that the stations are required to remove the ads under federal law. “Initially,...
  • New Republican ad continues wind assault on King

    09/24/2012 9:18:20 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 4 replies
    Bangor Daily News ^ | September 21, 2012 | Matthew Stone
    The National Republican Senatorial Committee is out with another ad targeting Angus King and his wind energy business. The spot, titled “Smooth Operator,” asks, “Angus King got a sweetheart deal for his windmills. What did Mainers get?” The spot then features five unidentified residents from the area of the 22-turbine Record Hill wind project in which King and business partner Rob Gardiner held a 10 percent stake until January 2011. They accuse King of profiting from a wind turbine installation that’s changed the area where they live. “‘We all need to get used to seeing turbines where we used to...
  • US Chamber Airs Anti-King TV Ads in Maine

    07/26/2012 8:32:21 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 3 replies
    MPBN ^ | 07/26/2012
    The 30-second ad portrays King as a free-spending liberal, calling him the "king of spending," while Maine's former governor says the ads are negative attacks by outside money "trying to influence Maine voters." PORTLAND, Maine (AP) _ The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has begun airing TV ads in Maine taking on independent Senate candidate Angus King. The 30-second ad portrays King as a free-spending liberal during his years as Maine's governor, calling him the "king of spending.'' The ad says government spending skyrocketed under King, and that he left the state with a billion-dollar shortfall when he left office. King...
  • King gift to Obama draws fire from rivals

    05/24/2012 7:41:57 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 6 replies
    The Kennebec Journal ^ | May 24, 2012 | Colin Woodard
    Independent U.S. Senate candidate Angus King is being criticized by Republican candidates for contributing to President Obama's re-election campaign and the Democratic National Committee. Do you believe a political candidate can successfully run as an independent while if he or she also has donated to a party or Democrat or Republican candidate? Angus King, Independent candidate for the U.S. Senate, right, speaks to former Independent gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler at an event in April. King has come under fire for purchasing tickets to an Obama fundraiser before Olympia Snowe withdrew from the race. King, who has declined to say which...
  • Democratic poll has King leading three-way race (Maine alert)

    03/06/2012 5:27:39 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 33 replies
    The Portland Press Herald ^ | March 6, 2012 | Jonathan Riskind
    A poll released today by Public Policy Polling, a national Democratic firm, found that independent former Gov. Angus King would narrowly win a three-way race against Democratic Congresswoman Chellie Pingree and Republican Secretary of State Charlie Summers. Former independent Gov. Angus King, left, Democratic Rep. Chellie Pingree and Secretary of State Charlie Summers, a Republican. King garners 36 percent of the vote to Pingree's 31 percent and Summers' 28 percent because he pulls away 35 percent of Democratic voters from Pingree and garners 53 percent of the vote from independents, compared to 25 percent of the GOP vote, PPP's poll...
  • Report: Former Maine governor to run for Sen. Snowe's seat

    03/05/2012 7:54:20 PM PST · by paul in cape · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/5/2011 | Josh Lederman
    Former Maine Gov. Angus King — an independent — will announce a run for retiring Sen. Olympia Snowe's (R-Maine) seat in the Senate. Two sources close to King told the Kennebec Journal he would announce his campaign Monday night. King did not respond to messages seeking confirmation. A popular two-term governor and professor at Bowdoin College, King has a history of working with both parties and a demonstrated appeal to the state's large swath of independent voters. About 390,000 registered voters in Maine belong to neither major party — more than are registered as either Democrats or Republicans.
  • Jesse Ventura Endorses Kerry

    10/22/2004 6:22:26 PM PDT · by Theodore R. · 84 replies · 1,511+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 10-22-04 | Not given
    Jesse Ventura endorses Kerry Updated: 10/22/2004 06:00:30 PM - VIDEO ST. PAUL - Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura has officially endorsed Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry. The announcement was made during a 30-minute news conference at the State Office Building. The former Minnesota Governor was there, but did not make any comments. Just days ago, Ventura had said that he did not plan to support Kerry or President Bush this election year. Also at the news conference was former Maine Gov. Angus King, who was the only other third-party governor during Ventura's years in office. He said Ventura changed his...