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Tuesday, April 21, 201504/21/2015

4/21/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

There are allegations in an upcoming book regarding donations to the Clinton Foundation and speaking fees given to President Bill Clinton while Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State. The charge is that those that made donations, or paid speaking fees, were in turn afforded preferential treatment from the Obama administration thru the State Department. When questioned about the allegations at the White House briefing Monday by ABC News’ Jonathan Karl, Press Secretary Josh Earnest would not categorically deny the charges, other to say that he isn’t aware of any evidence of such occurring. It was the kind of obtuse response which ensures the questions won’t go away.

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Tuesday, April 21, 201504/21/2015

4/21/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

The penalty phase for the convicted Boston Marathon bomber begins Tuesday in Boston. His guilt was never in doubt. His punishment is a far more open question. The family of the attack’s youngest victim has gone on record against the death penalty but others impacted by the bombings say it’s the only appropriate punishment. Massachusetts does not have the death penalty so jurors in this federal case are considering it for the first time

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Tuesday, April 21, 201504/21/2015

4/21/15 Podcast Scott Goldberg

Every year, the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression hands out their Jefferson Muzzles, the awards given to those who provocatively have attempted to muzzle free speech. While many of them are from major news events you’ll easily recall, the Center went to lengths this year to award some unique, quirky, and little known incidents as well. Like the prosecutor who went after a teenager for posting a photo of his crotch near a religious statue. A New Jersey college suspending a professor for wearing a Game Of Thrones inspired tee shirt. An Illinois mayor who ordered a man’s house raided for creating a Twitter parody account of his honor. Scott has the list of winners

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Monday, April 20, 201504/20/2015

4/20/15 Podcast Sen. Roger Katz

Senator Roger Katz is currently serving his third term in the Maine State Senate and he currently represents Senate District 15. Senator Katz joins Ken and MIke to discuss the fate of leased buildings in Augusta being used by state legislation…

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Monday, April 20, 201504/20/2015

4/20/15 Podcast Steve Mistler

As we kick off every week, Portland Press Herald’s Statehouse Bureau-Chief Steve Mistler joins Ken and Mike to discuss the recently withdrawn “religious freedom” bill and other legislation going on in Augusta…

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Monday, April 20, 201504/20/2015

4/20/15 Podcast Steve Roberts

All told, some 18 announced and likely Republican presidential candidates were in New Hampshire this past weekend for a forum, and virtually all of the focus was on the President Obama, rather than the Dems odds-on favorite to be their opponent, Hillary Clinton. In any case, that’s a lot of candidates, a lot of speeches to take in, and a lot of impact to analyze. If there is anything to take away from the weekend, we’ll let Steve figure it out. Oh, and Clinton is heading there Monday.

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Monday, April 20, 201504/20/2015

4/20/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

On Friday, President Obama had some choice words for the U.S. Senate, regarding the delay in getting his Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch confirmed, calling it “ridiculous.” We may actually see some progress on that front this week. As far as Monday’s docket, Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the UAE is the president’s guest at the White House, to talk economics, Iran, the region, and of course ISIS.

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Friday, April 17, 201504/17/2015

4/17/15 Podcast Bill Nemitz

Portland Press Herald’s very own Bill Nemitz joins Ken and Mike this week to discuss bills being introduced in Maine that aren’t exactly targeting things that need to be addressed in government itself….

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Friday, April 17, 201504/17/2015

4/17/15 Podcast Matt Schlobohm

Matt Schlobohm of the Maine AFL-CIO will join Ken and Mike to talk about the newly proposed Minimum-wage referendum in Maine….

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Friday, April 17, 201504/17/2015

4/17/15 Podcast Jim Ryan

Sunday marks the 20th anniversary of the bombing at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City. In all, 168 people were killed, including 19 children, after Timothy McVeigh parked a rental truck loaded with explosives outside the building and walked away. The smoke has cleared and the horrific sound of the blast has faded, but the event echoes through the city’s psyche. Jim was in Oklahoma City on April 19th, 1995, and covered McVeigh’s subsequent trial in Denver. Ryan is back in Oklahoma City to discuss the lasting impact of the event on the community

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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.