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Friday Talking Points -- Underpants Gnomes Will Defeat Trump!

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.08.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Now that the primaries are getting a lot closer, some are doing mental pretzel-bends to rationalize their gut feeling about Trump's inevitable loss (since their gut feeling can't possibly be wrong, of course.)

Legislators Who Block Medicaid Expansion Are Stiffing Veterans Out of Health Care, and Stiffing Workers Out of Jobs

LeeAnn Hall | Posted 10.06.2014 | Politics
LeeAnn Hall

The scandal over long wait times for veterans has grabbed a lot of headlines and elicited a lot of anger -- as it should. But there's another health care scandal that also deserves its share of righteous anger.

Is LePage Ready to Run Clean?

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 02.09.2014 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

LePage's certainty on the upside of global warming is also interesting considering his previous comments that climate change is a "hoax" and a "scam" with the science unsettled. If the impacts of a warming world are so apparent in one instance, why not in the others?

Luke Johnson

GOP Governor Recorded Making 47 Percent Comments | Luke Johnson | Posted 10.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) said that 47 percent of "able-bodied" Maine residents do not work, according to a recording of his remarks ob...

Paul LePage Announces Reelection

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 07.03.2013 | Politics

Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) told supporters at a private fundraiser hosted by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) that he intends to seek reelection, putt...

Bite Your Tongue at Theater for the New City

Lauren Cahn | Posted 05.13.2013 | New York
Lauren Cahn

What if one day, for no explicable reason, every single one of these people - people like you and me and everyone we know - suddenly broke that long-standing contract we've made with society to keep our thoughts to ourselves?

GOP Gov Finally Apologizes For 'Gestapo' Comment

AP | DAVID SHARP | Posted 09.12.2012 | Politics

PORTLAND, Maine — Seeking to douse a fire he started by comparing the IRS to the Gestapo, Maine Gov. Paul LePage issued a formal apology on Frid...

GOP Gov Wins On Mural Controversy

AP | DAVID SHARP | Posted 05.23.2012 | Politics

PORTLAND, Maine — Maine Gov. Paul LePage was within his rights when he ordered the removal of a mural depicting the history of the labor movemen...

GOP Governor Slams Effort By Dem Lawmaker As 'Bull****'

Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics

Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) recently characterized efforts by a state Democratic legislator to coordinate a meeting with him as disingenuous "bullshit....

3-D Opera!

AP | MIKE SILVERMAN | Posted 12.28.2011 | Home

NEW YORK — Welcome to the 3-D "Siegfried" – and we're not just talking about the dwarfs, the dragon and Deborah Voigt. Sure, all of them ...

When Unions are Strong, Americans Enjoy the Fruits of Their Labor

David Morris | Posted 06.08.2011 | Politics
David Morris

n the last generation, US unions have shrunk in size and influence, largely as a result of a withering attack by corporations and Republicans.

War Against Workers and the Middle Class in Maine

Rosa Scarcelli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rosa Scarcelli

Maine Governor Paul LePage is part of a new class of Republican governors who would rather pick fights than find practical solutions.

Paul LePage: NAACP Can 'Kiss My Butt' (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Paul LePage, Maine's new Tea Party-backed governor, will reportedly not attend an NAACP event to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and if the NAACP d...

Paul LePage Wins Maine Governor's Race With Tea Party Help

AP | GLENN ADAMS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

AUGUSTA, Maine — Republican Paul LePage, a tea party-backed candidate who's promised to trim state government and make it more business-friendly...

Tea Party-Backed Candidate, Who's Repeatedly Sparked Controversy, Could Be Maine's Next Governor

Mother Jones | Suzy Khimm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Even before he had declared his candidacy last year, LePage was picking up support from grassroots activists and disillusioned Republicans for vowing ...

Tea Party-Backed Gubernatorial Candidate Paul LePage Says He'd Tell Obama To 'Go To Hell' (VIDEO)

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Republican gubernatorial candidate Paul LePage told a group of fishermen at a GOP forum that he won't be afraid to tell Preside...

Paul LePage Wins Maine's Republican Nomination For Governor

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) Once a homeless youth, Paul LePage said he had been told he would never achieve anything in life. Now, he has surprised everybody,...