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Wednesday, March 25, 201503/25/2015

3/25/15 Podcast Jim Ryan

With Sen. Ted Cruz becoming the first person to formalize a 2016 presidential bid, other potential candidates are quickly working to line up political supporters and financial donors. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has enlisted some high-powered support in his as-yet-hypothetical bid for the White House. Former President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, rarely seen at public events these days, are the guests of honor at a Texas-sized fundraiser for the ex-president’s brother tonight in Dallas. ABC’s Jim Ryan reports.

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Tuesday, March 24, 201503/24/2015

3/24/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

Following a day at Camp David, Afghanistan President Hasraf Ghani will find himself at the White House on Tuesday, where reports indicate there will be agreement to slow down the withdrawal of those U.S. troops still in his country. Ghani is apparently concerned that ISIS is organizing inside of Afghanistan as well, and in fact looking to negotiate peace with the Taliban. President Obama and Ghani will hold a midday press conference. And Monday of course saw the announcement by Sen. Ted Cruz. Mary can recap some of the highlights of what the presidential candidate had to say on Day One of his campaign.

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Tuesday, March 24, 201503/24/2015

3/24/15 Podcast Trey Hardin

Its Tuesday, ABC political analyst Trey Hardin joins Ken and Mike today to talk about possible running candidates such as Ted Cruz for the next presidential election…

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Tuesday, March 24, 201503/24/2015

3/24/15 Podcast Matt Schlobohm

Executive Director of Maine AFL-CIO, a state federation of 160+ unions across Maine representing 42,000+ members and retired workers – Matt Schlobohm joins Ken and Mike today to talk about minimum wage increases in Maine.

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Monday, March 23, 201503/23/2015

3/23/15 Podcast Steve Roberts

It will take a little over 19 months before a winner is declared, but the 2016 Presidential Race will officially begin on Monday morning, when Texas Sen. Ted Cruz takes to Liberty University to announce his candidacy for the GOP nomination. Now within a couple weeks, he’ll have some company, and by the end of April, he will probably have a lot of company, but for now, he’s the only one who has declared, and Steve can discuss the viability of the fiery senator’s candidacy. Also, Steve can discuss the Obama-Netanyahu relationship, and the matter of Israel moving forward, after last week’s election.

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Monday, March 23, 201503/23/2015

3/23/15 Podcast Steve Mistler

Portland Press Herald Statehouse Bureau Chief, Steve Mistler joins Mike and Dennis to talk about the recent LePage and Stephen King knock-out match.

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Monday, March 23, 201503/23/2015

3/23/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

The U.S. Marine Corps on Sunday urged “vigilance” after a group claiming to be Islamic State hackers published what they said were the names and addresses of 100 military personnel and urged supporters to kill them. The warning came after a group calling itself the Islamic State Hacking Division posted information about members of the air force, army and navy, including photos and ranks, on the Internet, according to monitoring group SITE Intelligence. The military has contacted all those on the list.

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Monday, March 23, 201503/23/2015

3/23/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani comes to Washington, to spend a day getting briefed by top military brass at Camp David Monday, then to the White House Tuesday for a discussion with President Obama. He’s been in office six months, and is on the cusp of getting Taliban insurgents to enter peace talks, and much of U.S. relations with Kabul have improved. Also, in an interview over the weekend, President Obama reiterated his thoughts regarding the Israel elections and PM Netanyahu. Sunday, Sen. John McCain said the president should just get over it.

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Monday, March 23, 201503/23/2015

3/23/15 Podcast Richard Davies

After just one week, Starbucks employees will stop writing “Race Together” on your coffee cups. CEO Howard Schultz ended the effort Sunday, after days of pushback against the company’s initiative to start a conversation about race within its more than 20,000 stores. The message was meant to be “just the catalyst” for a broad conversation about race, but it quickly turned to a conversation about Starbucks. Richard discusses the campaign, and if any corporate lessons can be gleaned from how it turned out.

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Monday, March 23, 201503/23/2015

3/23/15 Podcast Jim Ryan

The machete-wielding man who attacked officers at a security checkpoint at the New Orleans Airport on Friday night and was shot, is dead, and chances of finding what may have been his motive for the attack, may have died with him. A bag he was carrying carried various Molotov cocktails, and his car had smoke bombs in the trunk.

Local Headlines

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Maine Pair Charged with Prostituting 13-Year-Old

GENERIC COURT LARGE

U.S. Attorney Thomas Delahanty says two people from Maine have pleaded guilty to federal charges of bringing a 13-year-old Massachusetts girl to Maine to engage in prostitution.

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Tariff Can Be Placed on Some Paper from Canada

GENERIC BRUCE POLOQUIN

U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin says the International Trade Association has found in favor of Madison Paper in its claim that Canadian subsidies created an unfair advantage for competitors.

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Maine Man Sentenced to Life for Killing Grandmother

POULIN

A judge has sentenced a Maine man to life in prison for brutally killing his grandmother.

National Headlines

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TSA vows to close security gaps at U.S. airports

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The new leader of the Transportation Security Administration said his top priority would be to close security gaps after an internal report showed 96 percent of undercover tests failed.

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Americans report improved health, better healthcare

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The study of more than 500,000 Americans found improvements in insurance coverage, access to primary care and prescriptions, and overall health since late 2013.

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Boston to blame for Olympic bid flop, says IOC’s Bach

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Boston was picked by the U.S. Olympic Committee to be the country's candidate for the 2024 Games but rescinded its bid in a spectacular U-turn on Monday after the city's mayor said taxpayers could not afford to host the event.

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U.S. homeownership hits 35 year-low, renting in vogue

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The drop in ownership underscores the damage inflicted on housing by the recession and the economy's subsequent slow recovery from the downturn.