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Wednesday, May 6, 201505/06/2015

5/6/15 Eye On Politics

Jeremy Fisher joins Ken and Mike today on our weekly analysis for what is new in the world of Politics in Maine. This week’s topic includes the Legislature’s budget and income taxes.

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Wednesday, May 6, 201505/06/2015

5/6/15 Mary Bruce

Senate Republican leaders are moving to advance a bill to let Congress review any Iran nuclear deal without allowing votes on amendments offered by two of their party’s presidential contenders, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters Tuesday that the Senate would move forward on the Iran bill “very quickly.” Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker said a vote to end debate was tentatively planned for Thursday. A vote on final passage could come later that day.

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Wednesday, May 6, 201505/06/2015

5/6/15 Podcast Jim Ryan

Federal investigators are working to determine whether two men who were killed after pulling guns at an art exhibit in suburban Dallas on Sunday had any connection to terrorist organizations. Islamic State (ISIS) has labeled the men “soldiers of the caliphate” after their foiled attempt to attack an event featuring caricatures of the prophet Mohammed. Meanwhile, a man was assaulted as he walked out of a mosque in a neighboring suburb. Police are investigating to determine whether or not the attack was a hate crime.

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Tuesday, May 5, 201505/05/2015

5/5/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

Relatives who flew thousands of miles to help save convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev from execution took the stand in his death penalty trial Monday, including a Russian aunt who broke down in tears and drew what appeared to be the defendant’s first outward sign of emotion. The aunt, Patimat‎ Suleimanova, began sobbing after spelling her name and was unable to go on. Tsarnaev, watching her, wiped his eyes with a tissue as a judge told her to return after she’d regained her composure. Aaron updates as to where things are with the trial at this stage.

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Tuesday, May 5, 201505/05/2015

5/5/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

Senate Republicans labored Monday to salvage bipartisan legislation granting lawmakers the right to review or even reject any agreement the Obama administration makes to ease sanctions against Iran in exchange for concessions on nuclear research and development. Officials said Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., hoped to avoid staging a showdown vote to limit debate on the measure, a move that could split his own party’s rank and file. Democrats urged him to go ahead anyway, as a way to avoid votes on proposed changes they opposed. On another front, Hillary Clinton’s high-powered attorney David Kendall says his client will return to Capitol Hill for one day only of further testimony on Benghazi. That will happen sometime within the next six weeks. And late tonight, ABC News has learned President Obama will nominate General Joseph Dunford, currently the US Marine Corps Commandant, to serve as his next Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. A formal announcement to come tomorrow.

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Tuesday, May 5, 201505/05/2015

5/5/15 Podcast Trey Hardin

ABC New’s political analyst Trey Hardin joins us as he does every Tuesday to talk about the Republican’s election boat.

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Monday, May 4, 201505/04/2015

5/4/15 Podcast Steve Roberts

The official field of declared GOP presidential candidates is expected to double this week, with Dr. Ben Carson and Carly Fiorini to announce on Monday, and Mike Huckabee likely to say he’s in, on Tuesday. So these names… yes, everyone has a shot… but how realistic are their chances? And if so not realistic, that begs the next question, what’s the point? Steve discusses what role each of these individuals may play in the campaign, their chances of winning, and how they may alter the strategy of others as well as the overall Republican theme.

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Monday, May 4, 201505/04/2015

5/4/15 Podcast Steve Mistler

Portland Press Herald’s Statehouse Bureau-Chief Steve Mistler joins Ken and Mike for his top of the week analysis. Today’s main topic is the Westbrook City Councilor who dropped the ball on saying “political assassinations” should be a thing in reference to LePage…

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Monday, May 4, 201505/04/2015

5/4/15 Podcast Alex Stone

The so-called Fight of The Century was somewhat of a tactical snooze-fest according to many people. Whatever the case, remember those fights where Tyson would jump in the ring and it would either be over in 20 seconds, or he’d do something like bite an ear? Well this was the opposite of that. But it does looks like it was the highest grossing boxing match in history, with pay-per-view thru the roof. Alex was at the fight, can give you his impressions and what folks were saying afterwards about the bout.

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Monday, May 4, 201505/04/2015

5/4/15 Podcast Jim Ryan

Six days after the death of Freddie Gray sparked riots in Baltimore, the city’s mayor lifted a citywide curfew on Sunday, signaling an end to the extraordinary measures taken to ensure public safety amid an outcry over police practices. Meanwhile, hundreds of jubilant people prayed and chanted for justice at a rally in front of City Hall organized by faith leaders. The rally comes days after the city’s top prosecutor charged six officers involved in Gray’s arrest. No one is quite sure what the next few days and for that matter weeks will bring, though of course with the trial of the police officers yet to come, the incident and the subsequent community outrage, are not going away.

Local Headlines

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Stormy Weather Leads to Rare Tornado Warning in Maine

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The National Weather Service says it issued a rare tornado warning for part of Maine including Pittsfield as a series of thunderstorms moved across the state.

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Probe Sought into Claim that LePage Forced Official’s Ouster

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Two Democratic Maine lawmakers want the state's watchdog agency to investigate claims that Republican Gov. Paul LePage forced the president of the World Acadian Congress to resign.

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Maine Health Department Nixes Grant to Fund Well Water Tests

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The Maine Department of Health and Human Services says it will no longer accept a grant established to fund well water tests for arsenic.

National Headlines

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IOC expects U.S. 2024 bid despite Boston pullout

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The deadline for applicant city submissions for the 2024 Games is Sept. 15 with Hamburg, Paris, Rome and Budapest already having entered the race.

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Boy Scouts lift ban on gay leaders, employees

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The policy, which takes effect immediately, comes three years after the organization removed its prohibition on gay youth, but local Boy Scout units chartered by religious organizations will still be permitted to exclude gay adults.

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Kerry warns Congress scrapping Iran deal would mean path to nuclear weapon

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The Republican-controlled Congress has until Sept. 17 either to endorse or reject the agreement.

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Human trafficking report blacklists Thailand, raises awareness about modern day slavery

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The State Department's annual report highlights the world's worst human-trafficking centers.