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morning-news-podcast

Friday, June 26, 201506/26/2015

6/26/15 Podcast Barak Richman

President Obama with his big victory in the Supreme Court regarding his healthcare policy, seemingly ending any possibility of Obamacare being derailed by any legal action at this point. If its going to be upended, it would have to happen legislatively, and that seems somewhat unlikely at this point. Barak Richman of Duke specializes in heathcare policy. We had him when this case was first argued to the court, and he returns this morning to discuss the decision, the legal points made by each, and whether this in fact does put bring least a judicial end to the debate.

firsttake

Friday, June 26, 201506/26/2015

6/26/15 First Take

Wrapping up this week, today’s topics include Lepage v. Eves and Lepage saying everyone should be shot, the Supreme Court and ACA, NY escapee update then Clinton emails and Bristol Palin pregnant again…

morning-news-podcast

Thursday, June 25, 201506/25/2015

6/25/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

In a startling turn, Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev rose to his feet and apologized to the victims and their loved ones for the first time Wednesday just before a judge formally sentenced him to death. “I am sorry for the lives that I’ve taken, for the suffering that I’ve caused you, for the damage that I’ve done — irreparable damage,” the 21-year-old college student said in his Russian accent, breaking more than two years of public silence. To the victims, he said: “I pray for your relief, for your healing.” The apology came after Tsarnaev listened impassively for about three hours as a procession of victims and their loved ones lashed out at him for his “cowardly” and “disgusting” acts.

morning-news-podcast

Thursday, June 25, 201506/25/2015

6/25/15 Col. David Hunt

Every other Thursday, Fox New’s own Military analyst Col. David Hunt joins Ken and Mike to discuss the President’s new proposals on dealing with terrorists and paying ransoms for American peoples.

morning-news-podcast

Thursday, June 25, 201506/25/2015

6/25/15 Sen. Roger Katz

From Maine’s 24th District, Republican Senator Roger Katz joins Ken and Mike this morning to discuss Mark Eves and the Governor…

morning-news-podcast

Thursday, June 25, 201506/25/2015

6/25/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

The Republican-controlled Congress passed major trade legislation Wednesday that was long-sought by President Barack Obama but vehemently opposed by most lawmakers in his party. That trade measure is headed to the White House for his signature. Now it’s back to battles along traditional party lines. To that end, the Republican-controlled House approved a plan Wednesday to block a key element of President Obama’s strategy for fighting climate change, allowing states to opt out of the administration’s carbon emission limits. And then, the Republican-controlling powerful House Appropriations panel adopted a sweeping sequester-mandated spending bill that protects some domestic programs, but slashes others. Obama is demanding equal increases for domestic programs as a condition for signing any of the appropriations bills. Ahh, it’s all getting back to normal quickly.

firsttake

Thursday, June 25, 201506/25/2015

6/25/15 First Take

Today’s top stories for the day include Eves vs. LePage, the Confederate flag, Tsarnaev’s sentencing, Obama handles a heckler and Hannaford’s has been sold then Center Lovell Inn…

morning-news-podcast

Wednesday, June 24, 201506/24/2015

6/24/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

As authorities continue to hunt for the escaped New York prisoners, more details are emerging regarding how they were able to pull off the feat. Monday we heard of perfunctory bed checks, where faces weren’t dutifully identified before moving on to the next cell. Now we hear that hacksaw blade and related tools were hidden inside hamburger meat, put there by their alleged accomplice Joyce Mitchell, who would then store it in the tailor shop fridge at the facility. A prison guard has been identified who brought to meat to the escapees in their cells… which is against the rules… but he says he had no idea hacksaw blades and tools were inside of it. Needless to say, security protocols appear to have gotten a bit sloppy at the Clinton correctional facility.

morning-news-podcast

Wednesday, June 24, 201506/24/2015

6/24/15 Eye on Politics

Matt Gagnon and Dennis Bailey in place for Jeremy this morning join Ken and Mike for our weekly Eye on Politics analysis. Today’s main topics include the budget and the legislature…

morning-news-podcast

Wednesday, June 24, 201506/24/2015

6/24/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

On Wednesday, President Obama will announce a major change in policy with regard to Americans being held hostage overseas. The government will no longer threaten criminal prosecution of the families of American hostages who are held abroad by groups like the Islamic State if they attempt to pay ransom for the release of their loved ones. The change is one of many that are intended to fix what the administration has acknowledged is a broken policy on United States captives, a senior administration official said. President Obama ordered the top to bottom review back in November 2014 after an uptick in the hostage-taking of Americans overseas.

Local Headlines

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University of Maine Pressed to Serve More Local Food

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A group of Maine food producers and organizations is pressing the University of Maine System to serve more locally grown food to students and staff.

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Planned Parenthood: No Tissue Donations in NNE

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Planned Parenthood clinics in Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire say they don't donate fetal tissue for research, even though they say it's legal to do so.

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Maine Landlord Pleads Not Guilty to Charges in Deadly Fire

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The owner of a Portland apartment house where six tenants died in a Nov. 1 fire has pleaded not guilty to manslaughter.

National Headlines

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Making headlines this week

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A look back at some of the week's biggest headlines and the stories you may have missed.

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Congress heading on vacation, putting off messy decisions

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Congressional lawmakers are heading for recess and leaving behind a pile of unfinished business.

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Pentagon chief gives nod to arm more troops in U.S. after shooting

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U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter signaled on Thursday that he would allow more troops to be armed at facilities inside the United States.

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Plane debris on remote island points to breakthrough in MH370 mystery

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Plane debris washed up on the French island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean is almost certainly part of a Boeing 777, a Malaysian official and aviation experts said, potentially the biggest breakthrough in the search for missing Flight MH370.