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Monday, May 25, 201505/25/2015

5/25/15 Steve Roberts

At about 1am on Saturday morning, the Senate was set to pass a temporary extension of the NSA’s data collection program, when Rand Paul stood up and said no, it wasn’t going to happen. Senators must now return May 31 to try again. Meanwhile, for Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, his slim majority is showing signs of strain as Dems use obstruction tactics that the GOP once used against them. And let’s remember several presidential candidates looking to make points, as well as that conservative wing of his party that beats to its own drum. McConnell has his hands full, and the question is whether what is happening to the NSA bill is just a momentary glitch, or a sign that tough times have arrived and are here to stay.

morning-news-podcast

Monday, May 25, 201505/25/2015

5/25/15 Podcast Wayne Hanson

Wayne Hanson, Chairman of the Board for Wreaths Across America will be in Washington DC on Monday for the National Parade and meeting with the Patriot Guard Riders at the Pentagon. Wayne is on the Board of Directors for Wreaths Across America.

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Monday, May 25, 201505/25/2015

5/25/15 Podcast Ali Weinberg

The Obama administration is finding itself on the defensive regarding its ISIS strategy, as the terror group has made recent significant gains in both Iraq and Syria. On Sunday, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter went as far as blaming the Iraqi troops for the loss of Ramadi. Meanwhile the president continues to reiterate that there are no plans to send American ground troops to work alongside Iraqis on the front lines, though more hawkish types on Congress continue to insist that there is no other option to turn things around

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Monday, May 25, 201505/25/2015

5/25/15 First Take

Happy Memorial Day! Today’s topics include the difference between Memorial day and Veterans Days, ISIS kills hundreds in Palmyra, Scarborough road rage – shots fired, Tom Brady rally supported in obituary, Ali-Liston fight anniversary and John Nash, Anne Meara dead…

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Friday, May 22, 201505/22/2015

5/22/15 Bill Nemitz

Bill Nemitz joins Mike and Dennis this morning to discuss a column he wrote for the Press Herald today that focuses on LePage’s hinting permit lottery bill…

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Friday, May 22, 201505/22/2015

5/22/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

The White House and House leaders urged the Senate on Thursday to take up a bill that would end the National Security Agency’s collection of American phone records while preserving other surveillance powers set to expire June 1. Senators are divided with that deadline nearing for the continued use of counterterrorism provisions that law enforcement officials say are critical. It’s all a bit of a complicated play at this point, and Mary discusses how leaders are hoping or not hoping things work out.

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Friday, May 22, 201505/22/2015

5/22/15 Podcast Lance Dutson

Lance Dutson joins Mike and Dennis this morning to discuss the “Whip Survey”.

“The Whip Count is a project of AsMaineGoes, Maine’s preeminent political discussion site since 1998. AsMaineGoes features an aggregator of daily Maine political news and opinion, a discussion forum with more than 1,800 registered users, and a weekly video show called The Advance Team, a discussion with Maine politicos of the most current issues of the day.”

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Friday, May 22, 201505/22/2015

5/22/15 Podcast Scott Goldberg

New information about ATM’s…becoming automated *theft* machines…Data thefts at ATMs inside banks up 174 percent so far this year at freestanding non-bank ATM’s, up a whopping 317 percent…making ATM use riskier than it’s been in two decades. Why is data theft so out of control? Experts say he sophistication has grown dramatically in hackers, many extremely sophisticated hacking gangs, because it works. One of the most common ways to steal data is through a skimmer. The device is placed into the machine’s card reader to lift information from the magnetic strip…all while hidden cameras record the user’s pin. The whole thing takes less than 2 minutes. Experts say you can protect yourself by covering your hand while enter your pin number…keeping an eye out for machines that look like they’ve been tampered with…and notifying your bank immediately of any suspicious transactions. Banks are working on security improvements like replacing the magnetic card strip with a chip that’s harder to steal from, but that could be more than two years away.

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Friday, May 22, 201505/22/2015

5/22/15 First Take

We wrap up the week with Mike and Dennis talking about the DC murder suspect getting caught, Uber expands in Maine…until the government comes after them. Westbrook official who mocked residents will get “sensitivity training”. Josh Duggar of TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting” admits he molested young girls. Then Maine Senate approves limiting GA to 9 months and the Boy Scout leader says ban on gay adults cannot be sustained.

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Thursday, May 21, 201505/21/2015

5/21/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

The U.S. government on Wednesday released dozens of documents recovered from the special operations raid that killed Osama bin Laden four years ago. The now declassified documents shed new light on the mindset of Al-Qaeda’s founder, his debates over tactics, his anxiety over Western spying and his fixation with the group’s media image. Among other things, they include correspondences from bin Laden, think tank reports, software and technical manuals for computer programs, and Arabic-language letters to bin Laden’s apparent associates, along with 39 English-language books in which the terror leader apparently took interest. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence called the material “Bin Laden’s Bookshelf”.

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.

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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.