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Wednesday, January 6, 201601/06/2016

1/6/16 Podcast Matt McGarry

It’s non-binding, but still… British lawmakers will debate a petition calling for U.S. presidential hopeful Donald Trump to be banned from the country over his remarks about Muslims — and a rival petition saying he should be allowed in. More than half a million people signed an online petition calling for Trump to be blocked after he called last month for a temporary ban on Muslims entering the United States. Almost 40,000 people backed one saying he should not be barred. Under British law any petition that gets 100,000 signatures must be considered for parliamentary debate. The House of Commons Petitions Committee said Tuesday that both petitions would be debated Jan. 18. The debate will not result in a binding vote.

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Wednesday, January 6, 201601/06/2016

1/6/16 Podcast Karen Travers

At times with tears rolling down his cheeks, President Obama made his argument as to why new gun control legislation is necessary. While technically not mandating any new law, what President Obama is primarily doing is requiring more vendors (like those at gun shows) to register as federally licensed gun dealers, thus making them subject to more stringent background check requirements for their customers. Many Republicans and other opponents, as expected, pounced on the announcement, the only difference being the degree of the rhetoric. Speaker Paul Ryan called it constitutional overreach, and promised court action. Jeb Bush called it unlawful, Rubio unconstitutional, Huckabee “belligerent abuse of power,” and on and on. And now, the president takes his case to the American people.

firsttake

Wednesday, January 6, 201601/06/2016

1/6/15 First Take

Ken and Phil Harriman start off your middle of the week with North Korea, Obama gun proposals, Legislative session begins, LePage responds to suit, threat of impeachment, Flag ladies and Powerball…

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Tuesday, January 5, 201601/05/2016

1/5/15 Podcast Ellie Espling

From the State House of Representatives, Ellie Espling joins Ken and Phil this morning to discuss the upcoming Legislative session and the talk of impeachment…

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Tuesday, January 5, 201601/05/2016

1/5/15 Podcast Justin Alfond

Senator Justin Alfond joins the show this morning to discuss the upcoming Legislative session…

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Tuesday, January 5, 201601/05/2016

1/5/15 Podcast Karen Travers

President Obama is expected to announce executive actions on gun control measures that he will enact, frustrated with a GOP-controlled that refuses to play ball. House Speaker Paul Ryan has already called such measures an “over-reach” by the Executive Branch, and as was the case with immigration, one suspects a court challenge will be raised along the line somewhere. There is also somewhat of a limit as to what the president can actually propose. And finally, gun control advocates have had more success legislatively on a state-by-state basis, with some even being concerned that this type of national action will simply just stir up the hornet’s nest of gun advocates.

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Tuesday, January 5, 201601/05/2016

1/5/15 Podcast Trey Hardin

So we are now less than a month to go before the Iowa caucus. Trey discusses how are candidates tailoring their message in hopes of winning the state, and in the grand scheme of things, how important would a victory be for the respective candidates. In particular, who needs Iowa the most, and who needs it the least?

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Tuesday, January 5, 201601/05/2016

1/5/16 Podcast Garrett Martin

Garrett Martin from the ME Center for Economic Policy joins Ken and Phil on this Tuesday morning…

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Tuesday, January 5, 201601/05/2016

1/5/16 First Take

Ken and Phil Harriman kick off your Tuesday morning with Obama gun proposals, Iran, Oregon ranchers, China’s stock market, Flag ladies and LePage impeachment, legal defense against Eves…

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Monday, January 4, 201601/04/2016

1/4/15 Podcast Kyle Bailey

Talking about Ranked Choice Voting, Kyle Bailey joins Ken and Phil Harriman to discuss what Ranked Choice Voting is…

Local Headlines

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Maine Woman Appeals Conviction For Toddler Death

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BANGOR, Maine (AP) A Maine mother who's serving a 37-year sentence for killing her 2½-year-old daughter and leaving her body in a car is appealing to Maine's highest court.

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Maine Man Charged with Manslaughter in Death of Girlfriend

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A Maine man who shot his fiancée in the head while showing a gun to a prospective buyer in a Bath parking lot is facing criminal charges.

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Maine Bookstore Owner Makes Huge Profit in Rare Stamp Sale

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A central Maine bookstore owner cashed in after selling a set of rare U.S. Postal Service stamps that brought in just under $60,000 at an auction in Fairfield

National Headlines

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Congress approves permanent Internet access tax ban

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By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate on Thursday passed legislation placing a permanent ban on states’ taxing…

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Clinton, Sanders clash over Obama as they vie for minority votes

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Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders clashed sharply in a debate on Thursday over their support for President Barack Obama, with Sanders accusing Clinton of "a low blow" after she compared him to Republicans.

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10 FOR TODAY: Friday, Feb. 12

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Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.

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Wall Street tumbles

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Wall Street was off more than 1 percent on Thursday, pushing the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones industrial average down 10 percent for the year, as investors jettisoned stocks and scurried toward safer shores.