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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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Veto-Wielding GOP Gov Faces Tough Reelection Fight

Reuters | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics

By Dave Sherwood AUGUSTA, Maine, April 9 (Reuters) - Maine Republican governor Paul LePage vetoed a bill Wednesday to expand Medicaid ...

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...

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...

Luke Johnson

GOP Governor Recorded Making 47 Percent Comments

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

GOP Gov: 'There's No Monopoly On Stupidity' In Washington

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 10.18.2013 | Politics

With 2013's 16-day government shutdown in the rearview mirror, one Republican revealed Thursday how surprised he was to see things go that far. Mai...

Records Show Maine Gov. Tried To Jam Wind Plan

AP | ALANNA DURKIN | Posted 11.23.2013 | Green

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Before its public push to have Maine reconsider wind energy proposals, Gov. Paul LePage's administration worked behind the sce...

GOP Gov Launches Odd Marketing Effort

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics

Nearly three weeks after he declared August lobster month, Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) has gone to serious lengths to take his message national. The...

GOP Gov. Wishes He Could 'Blow Up' Newspaper Building In Flight Simulator

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.09.2013 | Politics

Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) launched a targeted verbal strike on a local newspaper Friday, joking that he wished he could find the office of the Portla...

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...

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...

State Governor Vetoes Climate Change Study

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 06.26.2013 | Green

Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) vetoed legislation on Monday which would have authorized a long-term study to prepare the state's communities and businesse...

GOP Gov Faces Backlash Over Offensive Comment

AP | ALANNA DURKIN | Posted 06.21.2013 | Politics

AUGUSTA, Maine -- Maine's often-brash Republican governor – who once told the Portland branch of the NAACP to "kiss my butt," called protesters ...

GOP Governor Shuts Out Three Daily Newspapers

AP | Posted 08.18.2013 | Politics

AUGUSTA, Maine — A spokeswoman for Maine Gov. Paul LePage says the administration will no longer comment for stories published in three of Maine...

GOP Gov Talks Getting 'Guns Out' After Move By Democrats

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.30.2013 | Politics

Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) accused Democrats this week of having censored him repeatedly on recent occasions and warned that such "stifling" of speech...

Gov. Abandons Threat To Vacate Office Space

AP | Posted 05.29.2013 | Politics

AUGUSTA, Maine -- With a dispute over a television outside his office settled, Maine's governor has returned to his State House office to conduct busi...

Amanda Terkel

GOP Governor Allegedly Bullied Officials To Deny Workers Unemployment Benefits

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Republican Warns Against Freezing Government Employees' Pay

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.27.2013 | Politics

The finance chief for Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) is urging the state legislature to stop freezing merit pay for government workers, warning that freez...

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.

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...

Maine Hopes To Rebuild Shrinking Deer Herd

AP | GLENN ADAMS | Posted 07.23.2012 | Green

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — With hopes of rebuilding a deer herd that has shrunk sharply in parts of Maine, Gov. Paul LePage has signed legislation to imp...

Perry Applauds Maine Gov's Controversial Advice To Unemployed

Posted 05.10.2012 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) said Tuesday that he agrees with Maine Gov. Paul LePage's (R) suggestion earlier this week that any unemployed welfare recip...