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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…

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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.

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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…

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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.

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Wednesday, June 24, 201506/24/2015

6/24/15 Podcast Scott Goldberg

We’ve seen swift movement in the last couple of days regarding the question of whether or not the Confederate Flag should fly on state grounds, with the governors of South Carolina and Virginia calling for its removal from state grounds. But now, retailers and even eBay are weighing in. Walmart, Kmart and Sears, some of the country’s largest retailers, have announced that they will remove all Confederate flag merchandise from their stores. In addition, eBay has announced that it is banning the sale of the Confederate flag and its image

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Wednesday, June 24, 201506/24/2015

6/24/15 First Take

Today is the day we affectionately refer to as – Wednesday! The SC confederate flag debate continues, Brady’s appeal, Prison break updates, Welfare reform in Maine fails and other legislative news – Efficiency Maine, New Mkt Cap Investment program and Center Lovell Inn sale investigated…

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Tuesday, June 23, 201506/23/2015

6/23/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

New England quarterback Tom Brady will appeal the punishment handed down to him by the NFL directly to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Tuesday in New York City. The Deflate-Gate saga may finally be drawing to a close. Brady has still denied any wrongdoing, and in the room everyone would wish they could have a seat in, will no doubt be pressed by Goodell to turn over texts he sent to those Patriots employees who have been linked to the scandal. No word on when a decision on the appeal will be announced.

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Tuesday, June 23, 201506/23/2015

6/23/15 Podcast Scott Goldberg

A new front has opened in the search for two the two convicted killers who escaped from a maximum security prison in upstate New York. Forensic evidence has led police to a hunting camp about 20 miles from the prison where Richard Matt and David Sweat cut their way out earlier this month. DNA samples taken from food found at the site reportedly matched both escapees. Police started searching the area in the northern Adirondacks after someone reported seeing a person fleeing the hunting camp. The new focus came as police concluded a search 400 miles to the west in communities along the Pennsylvania state line.

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Tuesday, June 23, 201506/23/2015

6/23/15 Bruce Poliquin

Congressman Bruce Poliquin joins Ken and Mike to talk about ObamaCare, trade and the Togus Report this morning…

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Tuesday, June 23, 201506/23/2015

6/23/15 Podcast Trey Hardin

With news on the GoP race and the confederate flag, Trey Hardin from ABC joins us as he does every Tuesday for this weekly podcast.

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Maine Environmental Groups Praise Federal Power Plant Rules

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Environmental advocates in Maine are praising President Barack Obama's plan to dramatically cut emissions from U.S. power plants even though the state's power plants likely won't see many big changes under the new rules.

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Hypothermia, Drowning to Blame for Down East Maine Deaths

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The Maine medical examiner's office says a Pennsylvania couple found floating in Chandler Bay over the weekend succumbed to hypothermia and drowning.

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Police: Thieves Steal $15K from an American Legion Post

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Members of a Maine American Legion post say $15,000 was stolen from a safe when thieves broke into the building over the weekend.

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Obama to unveil tougher climate change plan

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President Barack Obama will unveil the final version of his plan to tackle greenhouse gases, kicking off what is expected to be a tumultuous legal battle between federal environmental regulators and coal industry supporters.

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Key Olympic powerbroker urges U.S. bid for 2024

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The most powerful people in the Olympic movement have urged the U.S. to quickly find a replacement for Boston and push ahead with plans to bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics.

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U.S. to defend Syrian rebels with airpower, including from Assad

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The United States has decided to allow airstrikes to defend Syrian rebels trained by the U.S. military from any attackers, even if the enemies hail from forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

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GOP prepares for big week

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All 17 candidates are jockeying to get a spot on the stage of the first GOP debate, and a place in the hearts and minds of voters.