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Wednesday, June 3, 201506/03/2015

6/3/15 First Take

On today’s First Take, NSA ends phone surveillance, LePage tax reford, Lauren LePage attack dog, LePage to veto gun law, Last call bill fails in legislature, Brennan to run for re election, Rules for Caitlyn Jenner…

morning-news-podcast

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.

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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?

Local Headlines

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Quotes from Around Maine About Leon Gorman

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``Leon was a larger-than-life figure in my world growing up. He was my dad, yet his life was closely intertwined with the company he built, nurtured and loved. Not surprisingly, the personality traits that describe our company fit my Dad to a tee. Honest, trustworthy, dependable, loyal, friendly, an experienced guide, sense of humor, respectful, outdoor oriented, authentic, vigorous, and environmentally aware.''

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Manslaughter Conviction Upheld in Double-Fatal Crash

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The Maine supreme court has upheld the manslaughter conviction of a driver in a crash that killed two of her passengers.

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Saddleback Says Fundraising Fell Short, Resort is For Sale

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The popular Saddleback ski area says it has fallen short on fundraising for a new chairlift but that there may be a buyer to save the upcoming season.

National Headlines

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Shrinking U.S. trade gap shows economy’s underlying strength

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The U.S. trade deficit fell in July to its lowest level in five months as exports rose broadly, signaling underlying strength in the economy amid concerns about a global growth slowdown.

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Kentucky clerk jailed for denying same-sex marriage licenses

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The clerk has refused to issue licenses to any couples, gay or straight, since the U.S. Supreme Court in June ruled that same-sex couples have the right to marry under the U.S. Constitution, citing her beliefs as an Apostolic Christian.

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Obama scores policy win in securing votes for Iran nuclear deal

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U.S. President Barack Obama scored a major foreign policy victory by securing enough Senate votes to protect the Iran nuclear deal in Congress, but Republicans pledged to keep up their fight against the pact with new sanctions on Tehran.

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U.S. police slayings raise pressure on officers at time of tension

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Experts caution that the number of police killed on duty this year is not out of the ordinary, and the reasons behind the deaths are a complicated mix of factors that go well beyond the current climate.