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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...

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 Enacts New Mining Industry Regulations

AP | GLENN ADAMS | Posted 07.07.2012 | Green

Gov. Paul LePage has signed a new mining regulatory bill, but that doesn't mean mining is new in Maine. In fact, it has a long history in the state go...

GOP Governor: State Workers Are 'Corrupt'

AP | CLARKE CANFIELD | Posted 06.27.2012 | Politics

PORTLAND, Maine -- Maine's blunt-speaking governor is again creating a ruckus with his offhanded remarks – this time by calling state government...

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...

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....

Amanda Terkel

Maine Governor Never Saw Labor Mural He Ordered Removed | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.16.2011 | Politics

What did Paul LePage, Maine's Republican governor, see in a state agency's labor mural that he found so troubling that he ordered it removed and spark...

Amanda Terkel

Maine Governor Backs Loosening State's Child Labor Laws | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) is backing changes to the state's child labor laws, arguing that starting work young paid off for him. "I ...

Amanda Terkel

WATCH: Paul LePage Under Fire For 'Roll Back' Of Child Labor Laws | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A national advocacy group fighting for the rights of lower-wage workers has a new ad out criticizing Maine's governor for trying to loos...

Amanda Terkel

EXCLUSIVE: Artists Behind Maine Mural 'Photo-Bombing' Discuss Their Stunt | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) has admitted regret over ordering his Department of Labor to remove a mural depicting the state's labor histo...

Amanda Terkel

Federal Government Intervenes In Maine Mural Controversy | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The federal government is stepping into the labor mural controversy in Maine, demanding that the state either put the artwork back up at...

Amanda Terkel

Maine GOP Legislators Rebuke Gov. Paul LePage | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Eight Republican state senators have issued a rare public rebuke of Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R), writing an op-ed expressing "discomfort ...

Amanda Terkel

Maine Governor Regrets Stirring Up Labor Mural Controversy | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Just days after gaining national attention for pulling down a labor mural from a state agency, Gov. Paul LePage (R-Maine) appears to be ...

Amanda Terkel

Maine Labor Mural Is GONE | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Maine Department of Labor quietly took down a mural depicting the state's labor history over the weekend, after Gov. Paul LePage (R)...

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...

Republican Governor-Elect Accused Of Naming 'Extremist' To Key Post

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Paul LePage, Maine's incoming governor who won earlier this month with the help of the Tea Party, is fielding harsh criticism for supposedly selecting...

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 ...

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,...