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Tuesday, June 2, 201506/02/2015

6/2/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

The man who’s been leading TSA for the past 4 months, has now been demoted. It’s in the wake of an ABC News report highlighting miserable security screening at airports across the country. ABC broke the story Monday morning that TSA screeners were not able to catch mock explosives and other potential weapons in 95 percent of recent tests. Now, the acting head of TSA, Melvin Carraway, has been reassigned to homeland security headquarters.

morning-news-podcast

Tuesday, June 2, 201506/02/2015

6/2/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

There is a new ABC News/Washington post poll out on the 2016 presidential contenders and it shows Hillary Clinton losing steam. The findings are embargoed until 7am, but Mary has been studying them throughout the night and has every detail. Mary will also have the latest from the NSA beat talking about the repercussions of the shutdown of the program that gathers and searches American’s phone records thanks to parts of the Patriot Act expiration. Other expired components include so-called roving wire taps which allow law enforcement to follow a terrorist and not just on one phone; the Lone Wolf Tracking that allows Investigators to track a suspect without a subpoena, necessitating a court appearance for each case. FBI Director James Comey says without those tools they are lost. Some of the provisions will be reinstated later this week by congress, but law enforcement says the job of keeping the country safe will be that much tougher.

morning-news-podcast

Tuesday, June 2, 201506/02/2015

6/2/15 Podcast Trey Hardin

Its Tuesday and Trey Hardin joins Ken and Mike for our weekly discussion. Today’s main topic includes the presidential race.

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.

Local Headlines

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Special Election for Maine House Seat Set for Nov. 3

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A special election to choose a member of the Maine House of Representatives to represent the Standish area is scheduled for Nov. 3.

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Maine to Cut a Few Days off Coming Scallop Season

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Maine fishing regulators are proposing to trim 10 days from scallop fishing season along the state's southern coast.

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Phony Distress Call Leads to 1-Year Prison Sentence

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A Maine man whose phony mayday call led to a seven-hour search by the U.S. Coast Guard has been sentenced to a year in federal prison.

National Headlines

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Global life expectancy rises, but people live sicker for longer

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General health has improved worldwide, thanks to significant progress against infectious diseases and gains in fighting maternal and child illnesses.

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When Congress returns from vacation, budget fight looms

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The U.S. Congress will soon embark on a high-stakes budget negotiation with President Barack Obama that, if productive, could give Republicans the increased military spending they want and Democrats the increased domestic spending they seek.

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Christmas in August: Walmart’s holiday layaway comes early

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It's the latest sign of retailers getting more aggressive about grabbing holiday shoppers early.

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Colorado movie shooter sentenced to 12 life terms

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Condemning movie massacre gunman James Holmes to 12 life sentences and the maximum 3,318 years in prison for his rampage in a midnight screening of a "Batman" film.