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Maine's Governor Spends Too Much Time ith NRA, Shoots Messenger

Cynthia Dill | Posted 05.18.2017 | Politics
Cynthia Dill

When his term is up in 2018 Maine Governor Paul LePage is moving from the Blaine House mansion in Augusta to a posh neighborhood in Boothbay Harbor, so who's he calling a "southern Maine elitist?"

Paul LePage Breaks A Woman's Heart By Skipping The Line To Adopt The Dog She Wanted

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.06.2016 | Politics

Hannah Arsenault had her heart set on adopting a cute 2-year-old Jack Russell terrier mix she saw on the local shelter's website. Arsenault, 22, recen...

Paul LePage Warns Of Dirty Asylum Seekers Bringing The 'Ziki Fly'

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.17.2016 | Politics

Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) believes asylum-seekers are the "biggest problem" in the state because of the diseases they may be bringing in. "What happ...

No Room for NRA Appeasers Under Democratic Party Tent

Cynthia Dill | Posted 10.12.2016 | Politics
Cynthia Dill

Democrats controlled the House of Representatives after the 2014 election with a chance to do something about the state's biggest problems. But the economy still lags, wages remain stagnant, heroin is everywhere and we have a serious problem of domestic violence and guns.

Amanda Terkel

Paul LePage Vows To Veto Every Democratic Bill Until Party Helps Kill Maine's Income Tax | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.29.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) pledged on Friday to veto every single bill sponsored by Democratic state lawmakers until they allow his cons...

CDC Official: Undocumented Immigrants Are Not Bringing Measles Into The U.S.

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Tani | Posted 02.24.2015 | Politics

Despite claims to the contrary from some of the loudest anti-immigration reform voices in the Republican Party, the Centers for Disease Control and Pr...

Freak Snowstorm Threatens To Knock Out Climate Change-Denying Governor

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

A freak early-season snowstorm has paralyzed large parts of Maine, leaving thousands without power and putting a damper on today's election. Some p...

Amanda Terkel

Eliot Cutler Tells Supporters To 'Vote Their Conscience' In Maine Gubernatorial Race | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Maine's Independent candidate for governor took a small step back from the race Wednesday, saying his supporters were free to vote for s...

Maine Governor Disputes Claim He Discussed Hanging Democratic Leaders With Extremist Group

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics

Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) is facing questions over his decision to repeatedly meet with activists who have ties to a group the FBI and Maine law enfo...

Amanda Terkel

Plagiarism Scandal Causing Headache For Maine Governor Paul LePage | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican Maine Gov. Paul LePage has suspended payments to a state consultant that was caught plagiarizing from a progressive think tan...

GOP Governor's Welfare Reform Adviser Plagiarized Report From Progressive Group

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics

At least two full pages of a welfare reform report commissioned by Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) are lifted directly from work done by a progressive thin...

Maine GOP Platform Reaffirms Stance Against Marriage Equality

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.25.2014 | Politics

The Maine Republican Party adopted a new platform Friday, reaffirming its opposition to same-sex marriage even as the issue gains wider acceptance nat...

Maine Governor Proposes State Commission To Fact-Check Campaigns

The Huffington Post | Sara Bondioli | Posted 03.27.2014 | Politics

A proposal by Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) to have the state's ethics panel fact-check campaign statements is raising concerns about possible First Amen...

Maine Governor Says We Shouldn't Be So Glum About Global Warming

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 12.05.2013 | Politics

Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) suggested Thursday that global warming could actually be a good thing for his state, because the melting ice is opening up ...

GOP Governor Pushing To Loosen Child Labor Laws In 2014

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) will continue his push to loosen the state's child labor laws in the new year, arguing that 12-year-old children should not...

Maine Governor Reportedly Says Obama 'Hates White People'

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics

Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) told a group of Republicans last week that President Barack Obama "hates white people," according to two state GOP lawmaker...

Paul LePage May Not Seek Second Term

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.27.2013 | Politics

Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) announced on Wednesday that he may not seek a second term in office. According to the Maine Sun Journal, LePage was "cl...

Amanda Terkel

GOP Governor Allegedly Bullied Officials To Deny Workers Unemployment Benefits | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) recently bullied state workers to resolve unemployment claim disputes in favor of businesses, according to an...

Maine GOP Governor Reveals His Greatest Fear

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.04.2013 | Politics

Nothing scares Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) more than ... newspapers. "My greatest fear in the state of Maine: newspapers," said LePage on Friday, a...

Bread and Roses: Reflections on Labor Day

Diane Russell | Posted 11.03.2012 | Politics
Diane Russell

When the history books write about the past couple of years, we will be part of the masses they write about -- the ones who stood up against all odds, in solidarity, for what we believed in.

Maine Governor: IRS Is 'Headed' In The Direction Of Killing A Lot Of People

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.12.2012 | Politics

Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) elaborated on his controversial comparison of the Internal Revenue Service to the Gestapo on Thursday, saying the U.S. gove...

Amanda Terkel

Maine Governor Tells Unemployed To 'Get Off The Couch' And Get A Job | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- At the Maine GOP convention on Sunday, Gov. Paul LePage (R) received an enthusiastic standing ovation from his fellow Republicans for sa...

Maine Governor Vetoes Foreclosure Protection Bill

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 03.30.2012 | Politics

Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) vetoed a bill on Friday designed to increase regulation of foreclosure proceedings. The bill, which passed Maine's House...

Uncle Sam Is Maine Woods' B.F.F.

Cynthia Dill | Posted 02.11.2012 | Green
Cynthia Dill

Maine is discovering it still has what the world wants: clean water, open space and endless vistas. Enjoyment of Maine's great outdoors is just as much a part of our heritage as logging, and offers an attractive way to diversify the economy for all residents of our great state.

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....