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Thursday, May 7, 201505/07/2015

5/7/15 Capital Insights

Every other Thursday, John Baldacci joins Ken and Mike on the WGAN morning news. Of course, today’s podcast “kicks off” with Deglate-Gate…

morning-news-podcast

Thursday, May 7, 201505/07/2015

5/7/15 Podcast Dennis Bailey

Dennis Bailey of Saavy Inc. joins Ken and Mike from a remote location to discuss Tom Brady, Deflate-Gate and “Damage Control”…

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Thursday, May 7, 201505/07/2015

5/7/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

An NFL investigation released Wednesday concluded New England Patriots employees likely deflated footballs used in the AFC Championship and that quarterback Tom Brady was “at least generally aware” of the rules violations. The NFL began investigating what’s now known as “Deflategate” after the Patriots defeated the Colts 45-7 on January 18. The Colts complained that several footballs were under-inflated and the NFL confirmed that 11 of the 12 footballs were under the limit. And now speculation concerns what penalties will be meted out, particularly in regards to Brady.

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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.

morning-news-podcast

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.

morning-news-podcast

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.

Local Headlines

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Maine Construction Company Owner Must Pay $405K in Fines

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The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is ordering the owner of Maine construction companies to pay $405,000 for violating federal occupational safety standards.

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Sen. Collins to Announce Vote on Iran Deal After Labor Day

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Sen. Susan Collins of Maine is the lone GOP senator yet to say how she's going to vote on the Iran nuclear deal negotiated by the U.S. and other countrie

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Motorcyclist Critically Injured in Waterville Accident

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Police say a motorcyclist was critically injured after a crash involving two sport utility vehicles in Kennebec County.

National Headlines

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U.S. vaccination rates high, but pockets of unvaccinated pose risk

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The vast majority of U.S. kindergarten-age children are vaccinated against preventable diseases but sizable pockets of unprotected children still exist, posing a public health threat, according to a government study.

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Eying volatile markets, Obama urges Congress to pass budget

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President Barack Obama on Thursday urged the Congress to avoid contributing to global economic uncertainty and quickly pass a budget before a deadline at the end of September to prevent a government shutdown.

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A decade after Katrina, Bourbon Street is rocking again

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When the hurricane made landfall on Aug. 29, 2005, it would go on to become the costliest storm in U.S. history.

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10 FOR TODAY: Friday, Aug. 28

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Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.