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morning-news-podcast

Tuesday, June 2, 201506/02/2015

6/2/15 Podcast Scott Goldberg

It seems like everyone is talking about Caitlyn Jenner. Bruce Jenner’s transition to Caitlyn Jenner dominated social media Monday, setting records. The brand new Caitlyn Jenner Twitter account became the fastest ever to earn a million followers. It took just four hours. Previous record was the @POTUS account, the personal account of the President – a million followers in under 5 hours a few weeks ago. Everyone from Ellen DeGeneres to Maria Shriver to Monica Lewinsky Tweeted support to Caitlyn, 1.5 million tweets and counting.

firsttake

Tuesday, June 2, 201506/02/2015

6/2/15 First Take

On today’s First Take, Budget talks stall in Maine, No permit concealed weapons closer to passage, TSA fails to identify weapons, Bruce Jenner on Vanity Fair (Kaitlyn Jenner) then Efficiency Maine finally gets fixed and Convictioin for threat on Facebook gets overturned…

morning-news-podcast

Monday, June 1, 201506/01/2015

6/1/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

The travel ban imposed on the so-called “Taliban 5” .. the five high value Taliban detainees freed to Qatar in a controversial prisoner exchange for the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was set to expire Monday. The deal called for the Qataris to monitor the five men for one year and to restrict them from moving outside the country. The State Department has worked a deal with the Qataris to extend a travel ban for another few days while they negotiate on a potential 6 month extension.

morning-news-podcast

Monday, June 1, 201506/01/2015

6/1/15 Podcast Ryan Burrow

The controversy surrounding the former house speaker Dennis Hastert … once the most powerful man in Congress, but now charged with bank fraud and lying to the FBI … seems to be growing. Sources tell ABC News there is a second individual who was allegedly victimized, another former student at Yorkville High School in Illinois, where Hastert was a teacher and wrestling coach for 16 years. Sources say this man, not referred to in the indictment, did not ask for or receive any money from Hastert.

morning-news-podcast

Monday, June 1, 201506/01/2015

6/1/15 Steve Mistler

Portland Press Herald’s editorial writer Steve Mistler joins Ken and Mike to kick off June this Monday morning. Topic of the day includes LePage and his tax reform…

morning-news-podcast

Monday, June 1, 201506/01/2015

6/1/15 Podcast Steve Roberts

It was a busy week for politics last week with some new faces officially entering the 2016 presidential sweepstakes, on both sides of the aisle. Steve takes a look at the new names and what potential impact they may or may not have as the campaign season cruises along. At the end of the day, literally, Sen Rand Paul may or may not have been responsible for the expiration of certain provisions of the Patriot Act hold up the NSA vote, non-compromising in his stance against the intelligence community monitoring phone conversations. How are the politics playing on this one? And finally, there is former House Speaker Dennis Hastert. His legacy smoldering in a heap of ashes, will this have any lasting collateral impact on the public’s perception of Congress, or is this simply scandalous fodder for inside the Beltway, regarding a person that the general public never knew or has long ago forgot?

morning-news-podcast

Monday, June 1, 201506/01/2015

6/1/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

When you wake up, the NSA’s vast data collection program of individual phone records may no longer be a part of the Patriot Act. President Obama has been fighting to keep the provision in place, saying the legislation is essential for national security professionals in fighting terrorism and also strikes a balance between security and privacy But, presidential candidate Rand Paul has led the fight to allow them to expire, calling it “illegal”. The provision, along with others, is set to expire at the stroke of midnight. Of course, there’s also reaction to the death of VP Joe Biden’s son, Beau. Beau Biden was only 46 and was expected to make a run for Governor of Maryland next year.

firsttake

Monday, June 1, 201506/01/2015

6/1/15 First Take

We kick off June with news on the NSA unable to collect phone calls for now, Paul LePage blows up, Budget talks continue in the legislature, Old Port shooting investigation continues; no suspects arrested, Qatar continues travel ban for Taliban prisoners, Women in Maine have disproportionate minimum wage….

firsttake

Friday, May 29, 201505/29/2015

5/29/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

There will be a Senate Showdown over the Patriot Act this weekend. Lawmakers return to the capitol at 4pm ET on Sunday and will review whether to extend the Patriot Act or reform it. It could come down to the final hour. And Hillary Clinton is holding closed events in Florida, but it’s her close friends coming under scrutiny again, with news that ally Sid Blumenthal was on the Clinton Foundation payroll earning ten thousand dollars a month while he also provided advice to then-Secretary of State Clinton on Libya. Last week Clinton said Blumenthal was an old friend, and that from time to time he did send her unsolicited emails.

firsttake

Friday, May 29, 201505/29/2015

5/29/15 First Take

Thank Bhudda its Friday! Concealed weapon permits are in the legislature, Lepage proposes bars opening until 2, Public testify about Biddeford police sex abuse, LePage’s PUC appointee blocked then Committee blocks bill to expand tax credits and Lindsay Lohan off of probation after eight years…

Local Headlines

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Maine Lawmakers Override LePage’s Veto of $6.7B State Budget

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) _ Maine lawmakers have overridden Gov. Paul LePage’s veto of the $6.7 billion state budget. The spending…

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Portland, Maine, School Board in No Hurry to Find New Leader

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) _ The school board in Maine’s largest city will not rush to fill the position that will…

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Maine House Overrides LePage’s Veto of $6.7B State Budget

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) _ The Maine House of Representatives has voted to overturn Gov. Paul LePage’s veto of the $6.7…

National Headlines

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Iranian nuclear talks extended

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Iran and six world powers ramped up negotiations after accepting they would miss a June 30 deadline for a nuclear deal.

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Election 2016: You’ve got mail

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Inboxes are overflowing as political candidates amp up email appeals for cash.

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Few signs of market panic as Greece nears default

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Eurozone stocks, low-rated bonds, and the euro weakened as Greece looked set to default on repayments and plunge deeper into financial crisis.

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Obama plans to expand overtime eligibility for millions of workers

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Nearly 5 million more workers could be eligible for overtime pay, a move that would touch almost every sector of the economy and could face legal challenges.