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morning-news-podcast

Thursday, May 7, 201505/07/2015

5/7/15 Capital Insights

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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

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

morning-news-podcast

Thursday, May 7, 201505/07/2015

5/7/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

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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.

firsttake

Thursday, May 7, 201505/07/2015

5/7/15 First Take

In Ken & Mike's First Take

Today’s First Take topics include the revival of Deflate-Gate, Anti death penalty nun may be allowed to testify at Tsarnaev trial, the State is to pay charter school tuitions, theres a Proposal to raise starting teacher’s pay, then the Maine House fixes $38mil mistake, and the lost Kayakers were found…

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Wednesday, May 6, 201505/06/2015

5/6/15 Eye On Politics

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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

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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

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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.

firsttake

Wednesday, May 6, 201505/06/2015

5/6/15 First Take

In Ken & Mike's First Take

Today’s First Take topics include a shooting in Texas…was it ISIS? Then Baltimore – apparently “rough rides” in police vans are common, Voter ID bill shot down then, Republicans focus on constitutional amendment on income tax, School hours change and Huckabee is now in the presidential race…

morning-news-podcast

Tuesday, May 5, 201505/05/2015

5/5/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

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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.

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Tuesday, May 5, 201505/05/2015

5/5/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

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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.

Local Headlines

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LePage Says He Will Appoint Himself Education Commissioner

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Maine Gov. Paul LePage says he plans to forego the process of selecting a new commissioner for the state Department of Education and will instead take on the role himself.

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Authorities: Fatal Hunting Trip Shooting was an Accident

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Authorities say a Maine man who shot a Connecticut State Police trooper during a hunting trip in Texas is unlikely to be charged.

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World Cup Biathlon Returns To Northern Maine

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PRESQUE ISLE, Maine (AP) The World Cup Biathlon is returning to northern Maine.

National Headlines

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Wall Street tumbles

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Wall Street was off more than 1 percent on Thursday, pushing the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones industrial average down 10 percent for the year, as investors jettisoned stocks and scurried toward safer shores.

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Congress likely to give final OK to local Internet tax ban

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Congress is a step away from sending to President Barack Obama a bipartisan compromise that would permanently keep state and local governments from taxing access to the Internet.

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U.S. preparing for Zika

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President Obama is asking Congress for over $1.8 billion in emergency funds to fight Zika at home and abroad, and pursue a vaccine.

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In Illinois homecoming, Obama calls for improved tone in U.S. politics

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Obama won the White House in 2008 partially on a promise to overcome partisan divides in Washington. He has called his failure to do that, seven years after taking office, a regret.