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  • Collins, Murkowski: We Sunk Skinny Repeal to Protect Planned Parenthood

    08/09/2017 10:40:02 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 39 replies
    Townhall ^ | 8-9-17 | Cortney O'Brian
    Two of the Senators who singlehandedly derailed the skinny repeal of Obamacare were awarded a sit down interview with the admiring Dana Bash Friday on CNN.
  • Collins, Murkowski: We Sunk Skinny Repeal to Protect Planned Parenthood

    08/07/2017 3:42:14 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 79 replies
    Townhall ^ | August 7, 2017 | Cortney O'Brien
    Two of the senators who singlehandedly derailed the skinny repeal of Obamacare were awarded a sit down interview with the admiring Dana Bash Friday on CNN. The bright faced journalist applauded Sens. Susan Collins (ME) and Lisa Murkowski (AK) for having the “cajones” to vote against the Republican bill when they knew half the country would view them as heretics. Collins admitted it was an “uncomfortable” vote. But, they both insisted it was the right thing to do, which is why they did not fear backlash from GOP leadership, or even intimidating tweets from the Oval Office. Both women said...
  • To Stop Global Warming, Should Humanity Dim the Sky?

    08/07/2017 10:25:46 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | August 7, 2017 | by Robinson Meyer
    Late last month, about 100 researchers from around the world gathered at Logan International Airport in Boston. A fleet of buses appeared to whisk them to a remote and luxurious ski resort in northeastern Maine. They met to talk, drink, and cogitate off the record for five days about a messy solution to one of the world’s most challenging problems. They had gathered to discuss how to provide humanity one last line of defense against catastrophic global warming: solar geoengineering. The idea behind solar geoengineering is simple. For the last four decades, humanity has struggled to reduce the amount of...
  • Maine fishermen rescue injured bald eagle from ocean

    08/03/2017 5:37:02 PM PDT · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 16 replies
    The Extract ^ | 8.3.17
    A group of fishermen in a boat off of Maine’s coast recently found a bald eagle struggling to swim in the Atlantic Ocean. The encounter and subsequent rescue was caught on video and shared via social media.
  • Two Sinclair Stations in Maine Under Scrutiny for Editorial Segments [Pro-Trump]

    08/02/2017 7:43:54 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 35 replies
    Adweek/TVSpy.com ^ | 8/1/17 | Stephanie Tsoflias
    Sinclair’s two stations in Portland, Maine are making headlines for their ‘must run’ segments. The Press Herald posted a story over the weekend that described the stations as ‘being under fire for pro-Trump’ political segments that run on WGME and WPFO. A politically independent viewer, Marc McCutcheon, described the experience of watching the must-runs as “surreal,” “extremely jarring” and “so out of place with the friendly, local broadcast from news people I’ve come to trust over the years.” There was no rebuttal, no context, no alternate point of view – a situation he found concerning.” According to the Herald: WGME-TV...
  • Susan Collins Says Threats Will Not Change Her Health Care Vote

    07/30/2017 7:01:11 PM PDT · by Libloather · 31 replies
    Huffpost ^ | 7/30/17 | Daniel Marans
    Maine’s Republican Sen. Susan Collins said that she would not be swayed by President Donald Trump’s apparent threats to pull the plug on key Obamacare funds, including subsidies for members of Congress and their staff. In a Sunday interview with Jake Tapper on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Collins first said that even if Trump cut off Congress’ subsidies, it would not change her mind about opposing the health care repeal. Tapper then asked whether if cuts to cost sharing reduction payments, or CSRs, that the federal government provides for low-income people would affect her decision. “It would not affect...
  • Huckabee calls for repeal of 17th Amendment after healthcare failure

    07/30/2017 1:30:46 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 70 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 28, 2017 | John Bowden
    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) on Friday called for the repeal of the 17th Amendment and the return to senators selected by state legislatures after the Senate GOP's effort to repeal and replace ObamaCare died in a late-night vote. The 17th Amendment was ratified in 1913 and established the popular election of senators. Previously, senators were elected by state legislatures. @GovMikeHuckabee Time to repeal 17th Amendment. Founders had it right-Senators chosen by state legislatures. Will work for their states and respect 10th amid The Senate's "skinny repeal" of ObamaCare failed late Thursday night by a vote of 51-49. The...
  • Susan Collins Caught on Hot Mic Calling GOP Congressman “Fat” and “Unattractive”

    07/26/2017 1:04:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 56 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 26, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Here is that sound bite from Susan Collins. She was caught on an open mic. This is following a Senate Appropriations Committee meeting yesterday. She was caught on a hot mic talking with Senator Jack Reed (Democrat-Rhode Island) about Congressman Blake Farenthold, who is a Republican from Texas. COLLINS: (muttering) Did you see the one who challenged me to a duel? REED: I know. Trust me, do you know why he challenged you to a duel? ‘Cause you could beat the s–t (bleep) out of him, trust me. COLLINS: (cackling) REED: (cackling) (muttering crosstalk) COLLILNS: That fat guy. He’s...
  • Three Republicans blocking final effort to defund Planned Parenthood, repeal Obamacare

    07/20/2017 8:10:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 07/20/2017 | Claire Chretien
    It looks like Planned Parenthood won't be defunded and Obamacare won't be repealed thanks to three Republican senators. Republicans failed to rally enough senators to vote for the Better Care Reconciliation Act, which would repeal and replace Obamacare. Then, Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, announced the Senate would instead only vote on repealing the pro-abortion healthcare law. The bill repealing Obamacare would also defund Planned Parenthood for one year. Three Republican senators, Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, and Susan Collins of Maine, have all said they'd vote against the bill. This means McConnell doesn't...
  • Maine town resorts to hiring Americans as visas run out

    07/16/2017 6:30:01 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 75 replies
    hotair.com ^ | Jazz Shaw
    That really sounds like something out of The Onion, doesn’t it? I mean, a headline like that one has to be satire. And yet it’s a very real story brought to us by The Daily Caller this week. Their title, while a bit more direct, has the same impact. “Shortage Of Foreign Labor Forces Maine Businesses To Hire Local Workers.” The location is Bar Harbor, Maine, and yes, my friends… the struggle is real. Businesses in Bar Harbor, Maine are turning to locals to make up for a shortage of foreign guest workers that normally fill summer jobs in the...
  • South Portland lawmaker suggests he would harm Trump in vulgar Facebook post

    07/12/2017 5:30:02 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 21 replies
    Press Herald ^ | July 12, 2017 | Scott Thistle
    AUGUSTA — A South Portland Democrat faced sharp criticism Wednesday after suggesting in a Facebook rant that he would harm President Trump. Maine Republicans were furious over the post by Rep. Scott Hamann and called on House Speaker Sara Gideon, D-Freeport, to take action against him. Some, including Maine Republican Party Executive Director Jason Savage, said Hamann should resign. He has removed the post from his Facebook page, but the Maine Republican Party made a copy before he did so. In the closing sentence Hamann writes, “Trump is a half term president, at most, especially if I ever get within...
  • Maine state rep suggests in Facebook rant he would harm Trump

    07/12/2017 2:38:41 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 41 replies
    Bangor Daily News ^ | 7/12/2017 | Jake Bleiberg
    PORTLAND, Maine — State Rep. Scott Hamann, D-South Portland, has said he regrets a Facebook rant in which he seemed to imply he would harm President Donald Trump if given the chance. “Trump is a half term president, at most, especially if I ever get within 10 feet of that p—-y,” Hamann wrote in a lengthy Facebook post. A screenshot of the post, in which Hamann writes that Trump was “installed by the Russians” and seethes against the president, his supporters and Republicans more generally, was widely circulated on social media beginning Tuesday evening. Hamann did not respond to repeated...
  • This Republican May Sabotage the Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood

    06/27/2017 1:30:51 PM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    Life News ^ | Jun 26, 2017 | Steven Ertelt  
    If the Senate bill to defund the Planned Parenthood abortion business does not get the 50 votes it needs to pass, here is one probation Republican you can thank. Republican Senator Susan Collins of Maine is one of a couple of pro-abortion Republicans in the Senate who is strenuously opposed to defunding Planned Parenthood. Here’s what she said over the weekend: “It makes absolutely no sense to eliminate federal funding for Planned Parenthood,” Collins told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos on “This Week.” “There are already longstanding restrictions on the use of federal funds for abortion, so this is not what this...
  • GOP Sen. Collins on Health Care Bill: ‘I Cannot Support a Bill’ That Takes Insurance From Millions

    06/22/2017 4:10:31 PM PDT · by drewh · 56 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 7:00 pm, June 22nd, 2017 | by Justin Baragona |
    Earlier today, Senate Republicans finally revealed their secret health care bill. And to say the reception was tepid would be kind. Besides the expected heavy criticism from Democrats — including former President Barack Obama — a number of GOP senators expressed their opposition. A group of four Senate Republicans has already come out to say they are currently a “no” on the bill, effectively killing it where it stands. Now, you can add another to the list. During an appearance on MSNBC’s MTP Daily, Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) explained that she just couldn’t support a bill that would end up...
  • Unemployment in Maine at 32-year low, forces layoffs

    06/20/2017 12:24:19 PM PDT · by C210N · 22 replies
    WGME ^ | 06/14/2017
    Maine Labor Department officials say the unemployment rate right now may be the lowest since World War II. In fact, people are finding jobs so quickly, the Labor Department is now having to laid off employees.
  • ACLU Opposes Maine Bill Criminalizing Female Genital Mutilation

    06/19/2017 1:31:45 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 40 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 26 May 17 | Anders Hagstrom
    The American Civil Liberties Union launched a vocal opposition this week against a Maine bill criminalizing female genital mutilation (FGM), Mainely Media reports. Republican Rep. Heather Sirocki is sponsoring the bill, saying that it would classify performing FGM as a Class B crime in the state, punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine. The bill would also punish the parent or guardian of the victim. However, the Maine ACLU staunchly opposes the protection.
  • Senator Angus King: We Are 20 Percent Into Russian Collusion Investigation

    06/18/2017 2:59:42 PM PDT · by drewh · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Pam Key
    Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Sen. Angus King (I-ME) said the Senate Intelligence Committee was about 20 percent into the Russian collusion investigation during the 2016 presidential election. Partial transcript as follows: TODD: Where is the Senate Intel Committee on this investigation timetable wise? I know you don’t know the exact end day of when you think you can draw a conclusion, but at least give me some sense of where you are. KING: First I can say categorically that the collusion or cooperation aspect of the investigation is not over. As far as that goes, I would say...
  • Phish Drummer Wins Local Maine Election

    06/16/2017 10:33:10 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 16, 2017
    The drummer for the jam band Phish has been elected to his Maine town’s Board of Selectmen. Jon Fishman will take a place on Lincolnville’s five-seat board after winning Tuesday’s nonpartisan election. He and his wife, Briar, have five children and have lived in the seaside town for the past decade.
  • ACLU Opposes Maine Bill Criminalizing Female Genital Mutilation

    05/30/2017 4:56:56 PM PDT · by markomalley · 41 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5/30/17 | Anders Hagstrom
    The American Civil Liberties Union launched a vocal opposition this week against a Maine bill criminalizing female genital mutilation (FGM), Mainely Media reports.Republican Rep. Heather Sirocki is sponsoring the bill, saying that it would classify performing FGM as a Class B crime in the state, punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine. The bill would also punish the parent or guardian of the victim.However, the Maine ACLU staunchly opposes the protection. ACLU spokesman Oamshri Amarasingham said that the risk of mutilation isn’t worth expanding Maine’s criminal code. The Maine Coalition Against Sexual Assault also supported the ACLU, arguing...
  • Evergreen State College President Gives into Demands of Leftist Student Protesters

    05/29/2017 2:58:34 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 29, 2017 | TOM CICCOTTA
    The president of Evergreen State College has announced he will comply with the demands of students who protested professor Bret Weinstein, who refused to participate in a campus event where white students and staff were asked to leave school grounds. Although Evergreen President George Bridges announced that progressive professor Bret Weinstein wouldn’t be suspended, Bridges announced that he would comply with the long list of demands that the students brought before him. “I’m George Bridges, I use he/him pronouns,” he began, before stating that he would comply with most of the student protester’s demands. Bridges went as far to say that...