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  • Congress set for showdown with Trump over Kurds

    10/10/2019 2:04:53 AM PDT · by robowombat · 196 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/09/19 06:11 PM EDT | JORDAIN CARNEY AND REBECCA KHEEL
    President Trump is barreling toward a showdown with Congress over his decision to pull back U.S. troops in northern Syria despite widespread opposition. The announcement, which caught leadership and traditional GOP allies flatfooted, sparked a wave of condemnation, with Republicans calling it a “disaster in the making,” a “catastrophic mistake” and a “terrible decision.” Lawmakers are already weighing how to respond to Trump’s decision, setting the stage for a high-profile clash with Trump as soon as Congress returns from a two-week break on Monday. “Congress must and will act to limit the catastrophic impact of this decision,” said Rep. Liz...
  • Maines death with dignity law is in effect. Heres how the rollout is going.

    10/06/2019 1:40:04 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 22 replies
    bangordailynews.com ^ | October 4, 2019 | Caitlin Andrews
    The rollout of Maines new law allowing doctors to prescribe life-ending medication has moved faster than in other states with similar laws, though major health care providers in the state wont allow so-called death with dignity until at least January. Maine is now one of nine states to allow people to adopt such a law after it was passed by the Democratic-led Legislature earlier this year and signed into law by Gov. Janet Mills in June. Adults with a terminal illness who are deemed mentally competent can request life-ending medication from a doctor, who can choose to fill the prescription...
  • The Never Trump Coalition That Decided Eh, Nevermind, Hes Fine

    10/05/2019 10:14:05 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 3 replies
    MSN.com ^ | Jeremy W. Peters October 5,2019
    been as head-spinning as the social conservatives and evangelical Christians who now consider Mr. Trump a hero. Many of the conservative women who once saw him as a boor have come to believe that for too long they were focused on the wrong qualities in presidential candidates. They wanted someone pious when they should have been looking for someone who could throw punches. I endorsed Rick Santorum in 2012. And Mike Huckabee, said Penny Young Nance, who signed the statement in 2016 of anti-abortion activists opposing Mr. Trump. But at the end of the day, Im not sure those guys...
  • Erick Erickson:

    10/05/2019 7:39:27 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 83 replies
    Erick Erickson Twitter ^ | 10/5/19 | Erick Erickson
    .@SenatorRomney is a good man who cares deeply for the country and the constitution.— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) October 5, 2019
  • The Never Trump Coalition That Decided Eh, Never Mind, Hes Fine

    10/05/2019 2:37:08 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 49 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Oct. 5, 2019 Updated 5:17 p.m. ET | Jeremy W. Peters
    WASHINGTON In 2016, Erick Erickson could not have been clearer. Donald Trump was a racist and a fascist. It was no wonder, Mr. Erickson wrote, that so many people with swastikas in their Twitter profile pics supported him. I will not vote for Donald Trump. Ever, he insisted, adding his voice to the chorus of Never Trump Republicans. Last week, Mr. Erickson, a well-known conservative blogger, titled one of his pieces I Support the President. In three years, he had come completely around, a transformation that is a testament to President Trumps remarkable consolidation of support inside the Republican...
  • Mitt Romney Cozies Up to Pelosi on Impeachment

    10/05/2019 2:19:05 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 45 replies
    Rush.com ^ | Sept 25,2019 | Rush Limbaugh
    I want to tell you, Matthew, that yesterday and today Senator Mitt Romney, Republican, Utah, had phone calls or meetings, whatever, with Pelosi and assured her there was Republican support to remove Trump. Romney is a Never Trumper, and, if he can, he will get rid of Trump. I dont think that means that Romney has enough Republicans to actually convict. Romney is just staking a claim to a political position. Romney thinks its in his best political interests for everybody to think he hates Trump. Thats how he thinks hes going to politically benefit, whatever his next ambitions are....
  • Romney: Well,I'll never be president,but I'm making damn sure I'm getting a John McCain funeral!

    10/05/2019 2:01:22 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 46 replies
    Twitter ^ | 10-4-19 | Ann Coulter
    Romney: Well, I'll never be president, but I'm making damn sure I'm getting a John McCain funeral!
  • Trump Supporters Greet Pelosi in South Carolina: Impeach Pelosi

    10/05/2019 8:07:34 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 5, 2019 | HANNAH BLEAU
    Donald Trump supporters in South Carolina sent a clear message to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Friday evening, flocking to her events venue and holding up signs to express their support of the president. Pelosi was featured as the keynote speaker at a South Carolina Democratic Party fundraising event at the Hyatt Regency in Greenville, South Carolina, on Friday. Trump supporters gathered outside of the events venue to express their support for the president. Videos show supporters shouting Trump and holding American flags, Trump-Pence 2020 banners, and homemade signs reading, Impeach Pelosi. Pelosi said on Friday that this is...
  • Senator Susan Collins Slams President Trump For Asking China to Investigate Joe Biden

    10/05/2019 6:45:34 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 66 replies
    GP ^ | October 5,2019 | Cristina Laila
    The Maine senator was unequivocal in her statements, which came after a firefighters memorial service in Augusta on Saturday morning, joining Mitt Romney, R-Utah, and Ben Sasse, R-Nevada, in breaking rank with GOP support for the president. I thought the president made a big mistake by asking China to get involved in investigating a political opponent, Collins said. Its completely inappropriate. The presidents comments came days after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California, announced a formal impeachment probe into his attempt to solicit foreign help in an election, which is illegal and considered by many lawmakers to be a foundational threat...
  • 200 Cable TV Companies Are Suing to Block La Carte TV

    09/15/2019 11:07:01 AM PDT · by TomGuy · 64 replies
    Cordcutters News ^ | September 15, 2019 | Luke Bouma
    Last week, Comcast, Disney, CBS, and Fox sued to block a new Maine law that would require cable companies to offer la carte TV. Now, a second lawsuit filed by the National Cable & Telecommunications Association representing more than 200 cable networks, has been filed to block Maines new la carte TV law.
  • In Late Show appearance, Stephen King says its time for Sen. Collins to go

    09/13/2019 11:30:50 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 60 replies
    The Portland Press Herald ^ | September 12, 2019 | Scott Thistle
    In an appearance Wednesday on CBS-TVs The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Maine horror novelist Stephen King was sharply critical of U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine. King, who has frequently assailed Republican politicians including President Trump on Twitter, told Colbert that he wanted a senator with a little bit more of a liberal bent. She claims to have a liberal bent. But really, thats not true, King said, clenching his fist in the air. Colbert held up a photo of a King tweet from a few days earlier that read, Hey-hey, ho-ho, Susan Collins has got to go.
  • Keene gets 58 years for raping, killing former classmate Mikaela Conley

    09/11/2019 9:24:55 AM PDT · by qwerty1234 · 12 replies
    ELLSWORTH, Maine A Maine man convicted of raping and killing a former high school classmate was sentenced to 58 years in prison for the murder of 19-year-old Mikaela Conley and 30 years for her rape Wednesday, Sept. 11. Jalique Keene was captured on surveillance video carrying 19-year old Mikaela Conley over his shoulder as she kicked her legs and later carrying her lifeless body to the woods where she was found dead. Keene and Conley knew each other from Mount Desert Island High School. Keene killed Conley after she gave him a ride from Boston Logan International Airport on...
  • Top Three Rated Safe States are Constitutional Carry States

    09/11/2019 5:52:26 AM PDT · by marktwain · 61 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 9 September, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    U.S.A. -(Ammoland.com)- US News and World Report rates the states for public safety. The rating takes both property crime and violent crime into account. The ratings use the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) data from 2017 for the article this year, as the latest data available. The top three states for public safety this year are Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire. All three are Constitutional Carry states, which means no permit is required to carry a loaded handgun in most public places, openly, or concealed. That was the state of the law in the nation when the Constitution was ratified...
  • Vanity: Trump and Electoral Math

    09/09/2019 9:16:05 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 69 replies
    Ok all, let me know what you think....
  • Four years after allowing universal concealed carry law, Maine rated safest state in the nation

    09/05/2019 7:47:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/04/2019 | Thomas Lifson
    Since 2015, residents of the state of Maine have been allowed to carry a concealed firearm without any special permit, and now the results are in: crime has fallen to the point where the state is now rated the safest in the nation from the threat of crime. The Maine Examiner reports: When Maine passed a Constitutional Carry law allowing Maine residents to carry a concealed firearm without any special permit in 2015, opponents of the law forecast a dangerous future for the state. They said the new law would hurt public safety and put Maine kids at risk. One...
  • The 10 counties that will decide the 2020 election

    09/04/2019 10:46:10 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/04/19 | Reid Wilson
    Three years after a presidential election that came down to 77,000 votes in three Midwestern battlegrounds, Democrats and Republicans are eyeing a much larger battlefield ahead of the 2020 contests, one that stretches from the picturesque coastline of rural Maine to the high desert of Arizona. Both President Trumps campaign and the Democrats vying to replace him are scrutinizing a political map in flux, one in which attitudes and alignments are shifting and new regions are coming into play.As many as a dozen states could be up for grabs next year as economic and international uncertainty pairs with a cauldron...
  • Maine tops safest states rankings four years after removing major gun restriction

    09/04/2019 5:12:09 AM PDT · by Moonman62 · 67 replies
    Maine Examiner ^ | 9/2/19 | Maine Examiner
    AUGUSTA When Maine passed a Constitutional Carry law allowing Maine residents to carry a concealed firearm without any special permit in 2015, opponents of the law forecast a dangerous future for the state. They said the new law would hurt public safety and put Maine kids at risk. One state representative who opposed the bill went so far as to say it would give Mainers a reason to be afraid every time they went out in public or to work. Another state representative suggested the law would lead to violent criminals with recent arrests and convictions legally carrying handguns....
  • Facing a raft of retirements, BIW seeks 1,000 new hires (Bath Iron Works, Maine)

    09/03/2019 10:29:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Times Record ^ | September 3, 2019 | Peter McGuire, The Portland Press Herald
    The Bath shipyard has contracts to build 11 new DDG-51 Arleigh Burke-class destroyers for the Navy over the next eight years. Bath Iron Works is known for building Navy warships from the ground up, but if it wants to stay in business it has to do the same to its workforce. The shipyard is in the midst of a massive hiring push to finish a backlog of ship work and reinforce its army of mechanics, many of whom are nearing retirement age. With Maines historically low 3 percent unemployment rate and a statewide skilled labor shortage, BIW cant afford to...
  • Unions that have backed Susan Collins are undecided for 2020. Brett Kavanaugh is one reason.

    09/03/2019 10:58:19 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 26 replies
    bangordailynews.com ^ | September 2, 2019 | Caitlin Andrews
    >PORTLAND, Maine — Some labor unions that helped U.S. Sen. Susan Collins win in 2014 say it’s too early to decide whether they’ll support her again in 2020 as her Democratic opponents courted workers over the Labor Day weekend.  Collins, a Republican, was supported by several labor unions in her last re-election race. Her campaign touted the endorsements heavily, and they were notable because unions typically support Democrats, though her race was uncompetitive and she won with two-thirds of votes.  Things could be different in 2020. Collins’ seat is expected the subject of one of the most expensive Senate campaigns...
  • Reform the Electoral College

    08/28/2019 7:30:38 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 65 replies
    seattletimes ^ | 08/27/2019 | Seattle Times Editorial Board
    The controversial way America elects presidents is barreling toward a crisis point. A federal court ruling has spotlighted the confounding nature of the system, which twice in the last five elections put presidents into office against the wishes of the majority of American voters. Under the Constitution, the voters who select a president every four years are, in fact, picking a party-chosen slate of electors pledged to that candidate. The presidential candidate who wins a states popular vote gets all its electors except in Nebraska and Maine, which split the electors by Congressional districts. These electors formally select the...