Gov. Paul LePage said Thursday during a radio appearance on WGAN that the United States has gone so far awry that it isn’t a democracy anymore. “If we were a democracy we would have already fallen apart,” said LePage. “We are a representative republic. The direction the country has to start looking now is a parliamentary […]
Good morning from Augusta, where the Maine Democratic Party is apologizing to a Republican House candidate for a mailer in which “U.S. Air Force Veteran” was removed from the candidate’s hat with photo editing tools. First-term Republican Rep. Brian Hobart of Bowdoinham is running for re-election against Democrat Seth Berry of Bowdoinham, who formerly held the […]
“I am not confident that we are going to have a clean election in Maine,” Gov. Paul LePage said.
“It’s been a failure and we all know it, but we keep doing it because we’re used to doing it,” Gov. Paul LePage said of the MLTI laptop program.
Good morning from Fort Kent (more on that later), where a new poll shows Democrat Hillary Clinton with an expanded eight-point statewide lead among Maine voters over Republican Donald Trump, 44 percent to 36 percent, in a four-way race. According to the new poll by the progressive Maine People’s Resource Center, an affiliate of the […]
Good morning from Augusta and the political world where, wow, that was quite a weekend. Bangor received a visit from Bernie Sanders on Friday, followed by Libertarian vice presidential candidate Bill Weld on Saturday. There was the seismic release of the 2005 Donald Trump tape and finally, last night’s presidential debate. You can read about […]
Good morning from Augusta, where just for a minute, we’re going to talk about something other than the election. Well actually, this is sort of about the election, too. The court battle between Republican Gov. Paul LePage and Democratic House Speaker Mark Eves advanced Wednesday with oral arguments in the U.S. Court of Appeals in […]
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders will visit Bangor on Friday to campaign in support of Democrat Hillary Clinton’s bid for the presidency. Sanders, who lost to Clinton in the Democratic primary but beat Clinton handily in Maine’s caucuses in March, is scheduled to speak beginning at 10:30 a.m. at the Cross Insurance Center on Main Street. […]
Libertarian vice presidential candidate Bill Weld will visit Bangor on Saturday evening for a town hall meeting aimed at stoking support for the Libertarian ticket. Weld, who was the Republican governor of Massachusetts from 1991 to 1997, is scheduled to appear for the two-hour event at 6 p.m. at the Spectacular Events Center at 395 […]
Good morning from Augusta, where Gov. Paul LePage said today he wants to push the cost of paying school superintendents to the local level. LePage’s comments came during his regular radio appearance on WVOM and offered one of the first glimpses of what to expect from his next state budget proposal, which is due in […]