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  • In Maine, Ted Cruz Outmaneuvers Donald Trump Again on Delegates

    04/24/2016 4:56:54 PM PDT · by Innovative · 96 replies
    NBC News ^ | apr.24, 2016 | Mark Murray
    Nineteen of Cruz's slate of 20 delegates were picked for the Republican national convention, meaning that at least 19 out of the 23 delegates Maine will send to the convention in Cleveland will be Cruz supporters which would benefit the Texas senator if the Republican presidential-selection process goes to multiple ballots. Back in March, Cruz won Maine's caucus contest, grabbing 12 pledged delegates versus nine for Donald Trump and two for John Kasich. The delegates who were chosen in Maine are bound to reflect that allocation on the first ballot of voting. But if no presidential candidate wins...
  • President Hillary is totally unacceptable!

    04/23/2016 1:02:08 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 892 replies
    Free Republic stands for God, family, country! America! "We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, ensure domestic Tranquillity, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this constitution for the United State of America." Securing the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity is our mission on FR. We cannot secure the blessings of liberty with Hillary in the White House. When Trump wins the lion's share of the primary votes, states and...
  • Fox News: Cruz Campaign accused of "dirty tricks"

    04/23/2016 9:19:01 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 91 replies
    Twitter ^ | 4/23/2016 | Dan Scavino
    Fox News: Cruz Campaign accused of "dirty tricks"
  • Ted Cruz wins almost all of Maine's delegates at convention

    04/23/2016 5:40:43 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 182 replies
    CNN ^ | 04/23/2016 | David Wright
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz collected the overwhelming majority of Maine's Republican delegates during the state's GOP convention Saturday. Cruz collected 19 of the 20 spots up for grabs, with the 20th spot going to Maine Gov. Paul LePage, who's supporting GOP front-runner Donald Trump. 
  • Unity slate fight pits Cruz against Trump, Kasich in Maine

    04/23/2016 12:52:21 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | 4-23-2016 | David Wright
    Bangor, Maine (CNN) Maine Gov. Paul LePage accused the Ted Cruz campaign Friday of going back on a promise to back a "unity slate" of the state's delegates, a move that the Donald Trump supporter saw as "stabbing us in the back." In a statement, LePage said, "We reached a deal with Cruz's national campaign to put up a unity slate that would honor the wishes of the thousands of Mainers who voted at caucus. But Cruz's Northeast Political Director David Sawyer lied to us and broke the deal. Sawyer stabbed us in the back, reneged on the unity slate,...
  • Maine: National Cruz camp planning to steal all 23 delegates tomorrow

    04/22/2016 3:32:00 PM PDT · by Future Useless Eater · 212 replies
    http://HowieCarrshow.com ^ | Howie Carr Radio program
    Turn on Howie Carr! National Cruz people planning to steal all 23 delegates in Maine tomorrow! The governor wants the delegates that go to Cleveland be 12/ 9// 2. For Cruz / trump / Kasich Cruz people refusing and fans a full slate completely loyal to Cruz
  • Maine On Track to Uncover Record Amount of Welfare Fraud

    04/13/2016 4:03:40 PM PDT · by kevcol · 23 replies
    CNS News ^ | April 13, 2016 | Eric Scheiner
    The Maine Department of Health and Human Services announced on Monday that it expects to surpass last year's record number of uncovered welfare fraud. "We're seeing an awful lot of welfare fraud," Director of Fraud Operations Tom Roth told WCSH-TV. "We definitely have more calls coming in than we have people to handle. Having the support from the state and the public is paramount, I think, to our success."
  • Reality Check: GOP scrambles under allegations of rampant election fraud in Maine caucus

    04/13/2016 4:04:28 AM PDT · by Flick Lives · 5 replies
    Fox19 Now ^ | February 14, 2012 | Fox19
    (FOX19) - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is back on track after winning the Maine caucuses. What the headlines haven't told you is that what happened in Maine is the messiest caucus Republicans have had so far, and it may not be over yet. Maine, is not a major state during national primaries. Only 24 delegates come out of Maine to the national convention. But what happened there over the weekend does more than raise eyebrows. It is enough to make you question, was the caucus fixed? Saturday night, February 11, the head of the Maine GOP, Charlie Webster, announced...
  • Student says high school faculty mocked his Donald Trump hat

    04/12/2016 6:40:52 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 30 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | 12 April 2016 | WTOP News (Washington DC)
    SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) A Maine high school student says he was ridiculed by faculty members when he wore a red baseball cap bearing Republican presidential candidate Donald Trumps campaign slogan. South Portland High School student Connor Mullen says he expected students to taunt him when he started wearing the hat to school three weeks ago. But the 16-year-old sophomore says he alerted school administrators on Friday when two adults who worked in the school made fun of him, including a teacher who allegedly said, Thank God you cant vote.
  • Hanging over us: Homeowners face uncertainty as I-395 plan ramps up

    04/10/2016 11:03:09 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Bangor Daily News ^ | April 10, 2016 | Nok-Noi Ricker
    BREWER, Maine When Ken and Jo-Ann Arbo moved into their home in Eddington 22 years ago, they thought they found the perfect place to live.I hunt right there. I fish out there. I snowmobile out there, Ken Arbo said of the woods and fields near the couples home. That is why we moved out there.Now the Arbos face the real possibility of moving again.Their Lambert Road home is within the path of the controversial I-395/Route 9 connector, a proposed two-lane road from Brewer to Eddington meant to ease heavy truck traffic and improve safety on nearby routes 46 and...
  • Maine Senate backs welfare reform bill, but penalty conflict looms

    04/08/2016 4:02:10 AM PDT · by kevcol · 4 replies
    Bangor Daily News ^ | April 7, 2016 | Michael Shepher
    The Republican bill would hold those who intentionally make illegal purchases under the law to existing penalties for violations including making false statements on forms. A first violation is a one-year suspension, the second is two years, and the third is a lifetime ban. Democrats have said that is too harsh for a violation as small as buying a pack of cigarettes. In their version, the penalty for a first violation would be restitution, the second would be a maximum three-month suspension, and it would be a six-month maximum for subsequent violations. Advocates of the bill have said the department...
  • 16 Democrat AGs Begin Inquisition Against Climate Change Disbelievers

    04/04/2016 9:02:12 AM PDT · by Nachum · 101 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 4/4/16 | Hans von Spakovsky. Cole Wintheiser
    Beginning in 1478, the Spanish Inquisition systematically silenced any citizen who held views that did not align with the kings. Using the powerful arm of the government, the grand inquisitor, Tomas de Torquemada, and his henchmen sought out all those who held religious, scientific, or moral views that conflicted with the monarchs, punishing the heretics with jail sentences, property confiscation, fines, and in severe cases, torture, and execution. One of the lasting results of the Spanish Inquisition was a stifling of speech, thought, and scientific debate throughout Spain. By treating one set of scientific views as absolute, infallible, and above...
  • Renewed requirement of work for SNAP recipients produces predictable liberal backlash

    04/03/2016 6:32:47 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | April 3, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    There used to be a rule in place – part of the sadly abandoned movements toward welfare reform in the 80s and 90s – which required food stamps recipients to do at least some work in order to receive the benefits if they were childless and able bodied. That rule was suspended in most places since the beginning of the crash in 2007, but now that unemployment is allegedly back down to nominal levels and the economy is “stable” across most of the country, that exception is being rolled back. This, of course, has liberals up in arms. (WaPo) The...
  • Maine governor refuses to swear-in newly elected senator

    04/01/2016 8:54:24 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 1, 2016 11:45 AM EDT
    Maine Gov. Paul LePage is so angry at Democrats for rejecting one of his nominees that he canceled the swearing-in ceremony for a newly elected senator. [] The election was won by Democrat Susan Deschambault, of Biddeford. She arrived at the Statehouse on Friday for a scheduled ceremony at LePages office. But she was told it had been canceled.
  • 49 Senators OK Common Core Advocate as Education Secretary

    03/15/2016 6:54:04 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 44 replies
    dailysignal ^ | March 14, 2016 | Leah Jessen
    The Senate voted 49-40 Monday evening to confirm John B. King Jr., President Barack Obamas nominee, as secretary of education. A total of 11 senators did not vote on Kings confirmation, while those who voted against him cited his loyalty to the system and support for Common Core education standards. King, 41, has been the acting secretary of the Department of Education since January, after Arne Duncan stepped down from the Cabinet post at the end of last year. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., secretary of education under President George H.W. Bush, spoke in support of King on the Senate floor....
  • Political correctness devours yet another college, fighting over mini-sombreros

    03/07/2016 10:25:21 AM PST · by simpson96 · 49 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 3, 2016 | Catherine Rampell
    On Saturday, two members of Bowdoin College's student government will face impeachment proceedings. What heinous transgression did they commit? Theft, plagiarism, sexual assault?Nope. They attended a party where some guests wore tiny sombreros. Two weeks ago, some students threw a birthday party for a friend. The email invitation read: "the theme is tequila, so do with that what you may. Were not saying it's a fiesta, but were also not not saying that :)." The invitation - sent by a student of Colombian descent, which may or may not be relevant here - advertised games, music, cups and other things...
  • Sanders wins Maine caucuses, as Dems debate in Flint

    03/06/2016 6:24:21 PM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | March 6, 2016
    Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders clashed sharply over the economy at Sundays debate in Flint, Mich., with Clinton slamming her rival for opposing the auto bailout and Sanders ripping the front-runner for her past positions on trade. The clashes came after Sanders won the Maine Democratic caucuses, the Associated Press reported, adding to wins the night before in Nebraska and Kansas by far the most successful two days of his campaign. Sanders rode to victory in Maine in part on a huge turnout Sanders beat Clinton by a ratio of nearly 2-to-1. The turnout was so big...
  • George Will: "We May Have Passed Peak Trump," Cruz Has Best Chance To Win

    03/06/2016 9:54:34 AM PST · by JPJones · 196 replies
    George Will: "We May Have Passed Peak Trump," Cruz Has Best Chance To Win By Tim Hains Posted on March 6, 2016 George Will reacts to Donald Trump's wins last night in Kentucky and Louisiana, and Ted Cruz's wins in Kansas and Maine.
  • Voter Fraud In Maine Caucus Investigated (2012)

    03/06/2016 3:21:21 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 43 replies
    Brevard Times ^ | Wednesday, February 15, 2012 | Brevard Times
    A local FOX news station in Ohio investigated allegations of voter fraud in the Maine Caucus. During its investigation, it found that many cities had not been counted in the vote tally which supposedly elected Mitt Romney over Ron Paul. Brevard Times corrected its article on the Maine results last Sunday from Mitt Romney wins to Mitt Romney did not win the Maine Caucus. The allegations are disturbing that the Republican Party in Maine, like Iowa, delayed announcing that Mitt Romney had actually lost those races. The delayed Iowa results stole momentum from Rick Santorum going into New Hampshire while...
  • Key Presidential Primaries Results by State [100% Reporting Updated: 3/6/16 12:33 AM ET]

    03/05/2016 9:40:18 PM PST · by GonzoII · 35 replies
    AP via Politico ^ | 3/6/16 12:33 AM ET | AP via Politico
    Key Presidential Primaries Results by State
  • Rank and File Republicans Tell Party Elites: Were Sticking With Donald Trump

    03/05/2016 7:41:31 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 111 replies
    New York Times ^ | MARCH 4, 2016
    From Michigan to Louisiana to California on Friday, rank-and-file Republicans expressed mystification, dismissal and contempt regarding the instructions that their party's most high-profile leaders were urgently handing down to them: Reject and defeat Donald J. Trump. Their angry reactions, in the 24 hours since Mitt Romney and John McCain urged millions of voters to cooperate in a grand strategy to undermine Mr. Trump's candidacy, have captured the seemingly inexorable force of a movement that still puzzles the Republican elite and now threatens to unravel the party they hold dear. In interviews, even lifelong Republicans who cast a ballot for Mr....
  • Rank and File Republicans Tell Party Elites: Were Sticking With Donald Trump

    03/04/2016 7:45:34 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 92 replies
    NY Times ^ | 3/4/16 | MICHAEL BARBARO, ASHLEY PARKER and JONATHAN MARTIN
    From Michigan to Louisiana to California on Friday, rank-and-file Republicans expressed mystification, dismissal and contempt regarding the instructions that their partys most high-profile leaders were urgently handing down to them: Reject and defeat Donald J. Trump. Their angry reactions, in the 24 hours since Mitt Romney and John McCain urged millions of voters to cooperate in a grand strategy to undermine Mr. Trumps candidacy, have captured the seemingly inexorable force of a movement that still puzzles the Republican elite and now threatens to unravel the party they hold dear. In interviews, even lifelong Republicans who cast a ballot for Mr....
  • Rank and File Republicans Tell Party Elites: Were Sticking With Donald Trump

    03/05/2016 5:22:56 PM PST · by Innovative · 31 replies
    NY Times ^ | MARCH 4, 2016March 5, 2016 | MICHAEL BARBARO, ASHLEY PARKER and JONATHAN MARTIN
    From Michigan to Louisiana to California on Friday, rank-and-file Republicans expressed mystification, dismissal and contempt over the instructions that their partys most high-profile leaders were urgently handing down to them: Reject and defeat Donald J. Trump. Their angry reactions, in the 24 hours since Mitt Romney and John McCain urged millions of voters to cooperate in a grand strategy to undermine Mr. Trumps candidacy, have captured the seemingly inexorable force of a movement that still puzzles the Republican elite and now threatens to unravel the party they hold dear. In interviews, even lifelong Republicans who cast a ballot for Mr....
  • Trump wins Louisiana and Kentucky; Cruz takes Kansas, Maine

    03/05/2016 7:55:20 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 250 replies
    The Week ^ | Mar 5 2016 | The Week
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz handily won the Kansas and Maine Republican caucuses on Saturday, but Donald Trump is projected to win Louisiana, the most delegate-packed state of the Super Saturday contest, and Kentucky.
  • Cruz wins Kansas, Maine in GOP race, battles Trump in Ky.

    03/05/2016 5:58:07 PM PST · by the_boy_who_got_lost · 65 replies
    AP ^ | Mar. 5, 2016 8:54 PM EST | NANCY BENAC and ROXANA HEGEMAN
    Ted Cruz claimed an easy victory in Kansas, and Republicans said he won Maine in Saturday's four-state round of Republican voting, fresh evidence that there's no quick end in sight to the fractious GOP race for president. Cruz and Trump were in a tight race for Kentucky.
  • Ted Cruz Wins Maine Caucus

    03/05/2016 5:55:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Townhall ^ | March 5, 2016 | Christine Rousselle
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is projected to be the winner of the Maine Republican caucus, with Donald Trump in second....
  • Cruz projected winner in Kansas, Maine, as five states vote

    03/05/2016 4:16:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    The Bangor Daily News ^ | March 5, 2016 | John Whitesides and Amanda Becker, Reuters
    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz gained momentum on Saturday, projected as the winner of the nominating contests in Kansas and Maine and the winner of a "straw poll" of conservative activists. Cruz, currently in second place in a Republican field that has been winnowed to just four, is seeking to dent the lead of brash New York billionaire Donald Trump. Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton are each looking to strengthen their front-runner status as five states hold presidential nominating contests on Saturday. Trump has a substantial lead in the delegates needed to secure the nomination at the Republican National Convention...
  • Trump, GOP set sights on 4 states; Clinton, Sanders battle

    03/05/2016 1:21:00 PM PST · by Innovative · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 5, 2016 | Nancy Benac and Roxana Hegeman | AP
    Eager to lock up the GOP nomination without a convention fight, Donald Trump battled Saturday to pad his lead in the delegate count as four more states delivered verdicts on the fractious Republican race for president. Democrats in three states were choosing between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. Saturdays GOP races in Maine, Kansas, Kentucky and Louisiana and Democratic contests in Nebraska, Kansas and Louisiana were largely overshadowed by Super Tuesday contests in the rear-view mirror and critical contests soon to come. But with front-runner Trump yet to win states by the margins hell need in order to secure the...
  • *LIVE - SATURDAY MARCH 5 GOP PRIMARY THREAD*

    03/05/2016 7:30:32 AM PST · by tatown · 1,612 replies
    3/5/2016 | tatown
    Semi-Super Saurday.
  • LIVE THREAD: Maine caucus results

    03/05/2016 2:11:21 PM PST · by ConservingFreedom · 247 replies
    Maine 23 delegates 5% reporting Votes Ted Cruz 48.0% 662 Donald Trump 35.0% 482 Marco Rubio 8.6% 118 John Kasich 7.4% 102
  • Trump feeling confident ahead of Maine GOP caucus

    03/05/2016 10:57:07 AM PST · by Morgana · 48 replies
    wmtw.com ^ | March 5, 2016 | Fred Placey
    PORTLAND, Maine The Maine Republican Party is expecting a record-breaking turnout for Saturday's caucus. So much so that the party has printed 80,000 ballots for caucuses throughout the state. Donald Trump's campaign hopes that excitement pays off for them with a win. Donald Trump's son Eric Trump sayid there is lots of excitement for his dad's campaign in Maine. Eric Trump joined his father for a campaign rally Thursday and said he felt lots of energy from Maine supporters.
  • March 5, 6 GOP Primary Primer (KS, KY, LA, ME, PR): Closing Times, Polling Data, Delegate Formulas

    GOP Primaries for March 5 (Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine)154 of 2,472 delegates allocated GOP Primary for March 6 (Puerto Rico)23 of 2,472 delegates allocated
  • Polls show Donald Trump leading everywhere during a critical 2-week stretch

    03/04/2016 4:34:15 PM PST · by GilGil · 105 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 3/3/2016 | Allan Smith
    Thirteen states hold primaries or caucuses over the next two weeks. Of them, Trump is leading polls in nine, according to the RealClearPolitics average, including some of the most important, winner-take-all states. The other states Hawaii, Maine, Idaho, and Missouri don't have any recent polls listed on the site. They're also the three states with the fewest delegates to award. And in Maine, Trump has the endorsement of Gov. Paul LePage.
  • Why Romney-led #NeverTrump movement is a flop (Vanity)

    03/04/2016 11:16:51 AM PST · by campaignPete R-CT · 22 replies
    March 4, 2016 | self
    The New York Times greets people at newsstands today with huge headlines, usual reserved for wars and other historic events. "Romney ... Trump ... Nation in peril." And, yet, before the ink is even dry, the Romney-led #NeverTrump movement is visibly a flop. And the Romney speech is a non-story. A. RNC Chairman Priebus: The rules of the nominating process are no different today than 100 years ago. Which is you have a process. And whatever candidate gets a majority of the delegates is going to get the support of the party. Thats how it works, Reince Priebus said on...
  • Trump Backer LePage: Cruz Is Ineligible To Be President Because So Are My Daughters

    03/02/2016 7:26:58 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 200 replies
    http://www.buzzfeed.com ^ | Christopher Massie
    Maine Gov. Paul LePage, who endorsed Donald Trump for president last Friday, claimed on Wednesday that Ted Cruz, like his Canadian-born daughters, is ineligible to be the president. Asked on The Howie Carr Show why he endorsed Trump over Ted Cruz, LePage replied, Very simple. Its very simple. I am the most conservative governor that there is. Hes a first time senator. Hes not ready. Number one. Number two is I also have two daughters who were born in Canada. They had to be naturalized. They couldnt be natural. And so, I have a question there.
  • LIVE THREAD: Cruzin' to Caucus Maine Rally with Ted Cruz

    03/04/2016 6:00:30 AM PST · by Liberty Tree Surgeon · 168 replies
    Cruzin' to Caucus Maine Rally with Ted Cruz March 4th, 2016 10:30AM-12:30PM Doors Open at 9:30AM EST University of Maine The Collins Center Orono, ME 04469
  • LIVE THREAD: Trump in Portland, ME @ 1:30PM (EST)

    03/03/2016 3:03:03 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 1,673 replies
    Thursday, March 3, 2016: GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump will hold a campaign rally in Portland, ME at The Westin Portland Harborview Hotel. The event is scheduled to begin at 1:30 PM EST. Portland, Maine Portland is a city in the U.S. state of Maine, set on a peninsula extending into Casco Bay. In 2013, the city proper had a population of 66,318. The Old Port waterfront features working fishing wharves and converted warehouses with restaurants and shops. Nearby, the Western Promenade is a public park atop a bluff, offering river and mountain views. Its surrounding district, the West End,...
  • Abortion Biz Opens 16 New Abortions Clinics in This State All at the Same Time, Heres How

    03/01/2016 9:35:05 PM PST · by kathsua · 5 replies
    Life News ^ | Mar 1, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    A Maine abortion clinic chain plans to begin selling chemical abortion drugs via webcam, making Maine the third state to allow the dangerous procedure. The Portland Press Herald reports the Maine Family Planning abortion group, based in Augusta, announced plans Monday to begin offering the webcam abortions at 16 regional clinics in the state. The abortion clinic said women would consult with a doctor on a webcam at one of the regional clinics before being given the first of two chemical abortion drugs, according to the report. The woman would take the first drug at the clinic and the second...
  • Maine Governor Endorses Donald Trump: 'He Could Be One Of The Greatest Presidents'

    02/27/2016 9:16:01 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 21 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 02/26/2016 | Scott Greer
    Republican Maine Governor Paul LePage officially endorsed Donald Trump for president Friday. ... "He's the only candidate who's showing a vision for the future," he said. "He's a businessman. I'm a businessman I think he could be one of the greatest presidents if he sits down and puts together a good team."
  • Maine Governor Who Compared IRS to Gestapo Endorses Trump

    02/26/2016 5:31:52 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 41 replies
    haaretz ^ | Feb 27, 2016
    Gov. Paul R. LePage of Maine, known for his belligerent style and racial comments has endorsed Donald Trump's bid for the Republican presidential nomination on Friday. "I was Donald Trump before Donald Trump became popular," said LePage, hours after New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie also backed his former presidential campaign rival. "So I think I should support him because we're one of the same cloth," LePage said on the Howie Carr Show, according to Politico.
  • Former Jeb staffers tear into Christie endorsement

    02/26/2016 2:36:24 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/26/16 | Bradford Richardson
    Former staffers to Jeb Bush's suspended presidential campaign on Friday tore into Chris Christie for endorsing GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump. Former Bush communications director Tim Miller called Christie "pathetic" and suggested he bonded with Trump over a "big meal," an apparent reference to Christie's weight. And former chief strategist David Kochel compared the endorsement to a "fat kid" surrendering his lunch money to a "bully."
  • Maine governor LePage joins Christie in endorsing Trump – campaign live

    02/26/2016 2:09:30 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 58 replies
    The guardian ^ | February 26,2016
    Maine governor LePage joins Christie in endorsing Trump – campaign live
  • Maine governor endorses Trump

    02/26/2016 2:02:54 PM PST · by TontoKowalski · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/26/16 | Jesse Byrnes
    Maine Gov. Paul LePage has endorsed Donald Trump, becoming the second Republican governor on Friday to back the GOP presidential candidate.
  • Maine governor LePage joins Christie in endorsing Trump – campaign live

    02/26/2016 2:07:26 PM PST · by monkapotamus · 11 replies
    The Guardian ^ | February 26, 2016 | Scott Bixby
    Hours after New Jersey governor and former Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie endorsed frontrunner Donald Trump's campaign for the White House, Maine's governor, Paul LePage, has thrown his support behind the real estate tycoon... "The one thing I like about Donald Trump, I'm not gonna say I agree with everything he's saying... he's showing a vision for the future," LePage said. "He wants to make America great again, and he's the only person doing that right now."
  • Maine Food Stamp Work Requirement Cuts Non-Parent Caseload by 80 Percent

    02/15/2016 6:48:43 PM PST · by grimalkin · 30 replies
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | 1/15/16 | By Robert Rector, Rachel Sheffield and Kevin D. Dayaratna, Ph.D.
    Growth in the food stamp caseload occurred particularly rapidly among able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs). These are work-capable adults between the ages of 18 and 49 who do not have children or other dependents to support. The ABAWD food stamp caseload grew by nearly 150 percent between 2008 and 2014 and has risen from nearly 2 million recipients in 2008 to around 5 million today. In response to the growth in food stamp dependence, Maine's Governor, Paul LePage, recently established work requirements on ABAWD recipients. In Maine, all ABAWDs in the food stamp program are now required to take a...
  • Hard-working UMaine senior named McDonald’s ‘Crew Person of the Year’

    02/15/2016 6:06:47 PM PST · by Steven Scharf · 16 replies
    Bangor Daily News ^ | Febuary 15, 2016 | Nok-Noi Ricker
    Hard-working UMaine senior named McDonald's 'Crew Person of the Year' By Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN Staff Feb. 15, 2016, at 5:47 p.m. OLD TOWN, Maine - It's not easy to surprise Lee Jackson. The local McDonald's employee, who also is a University of Maine senior and Old Town school board member, arrived at work early Monday only to find several dignitaries and relatives waiting at the restaurant to take part in a ceremony in which he would be named a national Crew Person of the Year. "You were early. That doesn't surprise me," U.S. Sen. Susan Collins told Jackson, as he...
  • Recent rape offers good argument for ‘a gun in hand,’ says Waterville police chief(not pee?)

    02/14/2016 10:04:56 AM PST · by rktman · 4 replies
    pressherald.com ^ | 2/11/2016 | unknown
    Waterville police chief Joe Massey says the assault and rape of a 73-year-old city woman on Sunday makes a good case for why citizens should arm themselves as a defense against crime. "It's one of those cases where you could make a good argument for citizens arming themselves," Massey said Thursday. Someone said, 'A gun in hand is better than someone on the phone telling you police are on their way.' In cases like this, you wish the homeowner had a weapon and was capable of defending themselves.
  • Maine governor accused of insensitivity with 'Mr. Chiu' joke

    02/12/2016 12:08:00 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 12, 2016 2:29 PM EST
    Maine Gov. Paul LePage is being accused of racial insensitivity over a joke about a Chinese investor's name. The man's first name is Chiu -- pronounced "choo." When LePage mentioned him Thursday at a Lewiston business breakfast, the Republican governor pronounced it with an emphatic fake sneeze. LePage smiled, and many at the luncheon laughed. ...
  • Maine required healthy, childless food stamp recipients to work, and ... Guess What Happened?

    02/10/2016 1:19:50 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/10/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    It’s a case of miracles and wonders up in the Pine Tree State, folks. A report from Rachel Sheffield and Robert Rector at the Daily Signal takes a look at welfare programs and efforts to reform them, particularly in the area of food stamps. They note that one of the fastest growing segments of welfare programs over the last decade has been applications for food stamps by ABAWDs, or able bodied adults without children between the ages of 18 and 49. These are folks who are determined to be otherwise able to work but without a source of income....
  • When Maine Required Childless Adults to Work to Get Food Stamps, Guess What Happened

    02/10/2016 2:47:16 AM PST · by BradtotheBone · 17 replies
    CNS News ^ | February 9, 2016 | Robert Rector and Rachel Sheffield
    One trillion dollars—that’s how much the government spent last year on means-tested welfare aid, providing cash, food, housing, medical care, and social services to poor and low-income individuals. The food stamp program is the nation’s second largest welfare program. The number of food stamp recipients has risen dramatically, from 17.2 million in 2000 to 45.8 million in 2015. Costs have soared over the same period, from $20.7 billion in 2000 to $83.1 billion in 2014. The most rapid growth in the food stamp caseload in recent years has been among able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs). These are work-capable adult recipients...