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Wednesday, June 17, 201506/17/2015

6/17/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

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You could call him the ultimate Washington outsider. The Donald is running for president. Real-estate mogul and reality-television star Donald Trump says he will seek the Republican nomination for president in 2016. Trump made the announcement Tuesday morning at the midtown Manhattan tower that bears his name. In his announcement, the 12th high-profile Republican to join the race took his shots at politicians in general, the other candidates, and the White House’s current inability to navigate the world economy. Are his opponents and the Washington establishment taking his run seriously?

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Wednesday, June 17, 201506/17/2015

6/17/15 First Take

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Its the Budget today, the NY convicts, more on Rachel Doleza, Transfats! Then Sports – Golden State Native Americans, St. Louis Cardinals and Donald Trump is in the Presidential race…

morning-news-podcast

Tuesday, June 16, 201506/16/2015

6/16/15 Podcast Brad Mielke

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Hillary Clinton would not take an up-or-down position on Trade Promotion Authority when asked whether Congress should grant President Obama “fast-track” authorization for trade deals at a press conference here Monday. It was the former secretary of state’s first real news conference of her second presidential campaign. After weeks of criticism for avoiding reporters’ questions, Clinton fielded nine questions from reporters for about 20 minutes following her first big event in the Granite State after kicking off her full-fledged campaign over the weekend. She’s been saying plenty at campaign events the last few days, including three in New Hampshire Monday, where Brad fills you in on her main themes.

morning-news-podcast

Tuesday, June 16, 201506/16/2015

6/16/15 Erin Herbig

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Counterpointing Julie Rabinowitz’s discussion yesterday, House Democrat Chair of the Labor Committee – Erin Herbig joins Ken and Mike this morning to discuss recently proposed legislation on rights and laws for teenagers ages 15-17 who wish to work…

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Tuesday, June 16, 201506/16/2015

6/16/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

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Well, while things are progressing nicely with alleged accomplice Joyce Mitchell… she’s been charged and arraigned, and it turns out she was allegedly not only going to drive the get-away car, but the escapees were going to off her husband allowing the three to then roam out into the sunset together… on the capturing the actual escapees front, not much at all has happened, despite more than 800 law enforcement officials in the hunt. At this point, authorities admit the pair could be almost anywhere, and if no breaks come soon, one wonders how long the state can invest the current amount of resources into the search.

morning-news-podcast

Tuesday, June 16, 201506/16/2015

6/16/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

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The Obama Administration really isn’t sure of what to do at this point. House Democrats appear pretty set to derail the fast track trade authority, and used the worker assistance (TAA) provision of the bill to vote their displeasure. And there is no indication anything is going to change in that regard. So the administration must consider giving it another go anyway, or tearing up the Senate bill and starting from scratch. Whatever happens, talk within the Beltway is the battle between President Obama and his own party, not to mention what international trade opportunities might be lost because of the defeat of the bill itself.

morning-news-podcast

Tuesday, June 16, 201506/16/2015

6/16/15 Trey Hardin

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ABC new’s Trey Hardin joins us every Tuesday morning at 7:08. Today’s main topic includes Jeb Bush’s official announcement for the Presidential Candidacy yesterday…

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Tuesday, June 16, 201506/16/2015

6/16/15 First Take

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Topics for today include The Budget, NY escapees still at large, Rachel Zolezal and the NAACP, Right to Die legislation in Maine, Jeb Bush runs for president after is pre-announcement and Blackhaws win Stanley Cup…

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Monday, June 15, 201506/15/2015

6/15/15 Podcast Ryan Burrow

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A lengthy report published Saturday revealed new details about the fatal shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice by a Cleveland police officer, but made no recommendation on whether the officer or his partner should face criminal charges. The county’s sheriff’s report also left some major questions unanswered. Perhaps foremost: Did Officer Tim Loehmann issue a warning before firing the fatal round? The police have said he did, but the new report suggested no witnesses heard any warning before shots were fired. In the coming weeks or months, a grand jury is expected to hear evidence in the case and decide whether to bring indictments against Officer Loehmann and his partner, Officer Frank Garmback.

morning-news-podcast

Monday, June 15, 201506/15/2015

6/15/15 Podcast Steve Mistler

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Portland Press Herald’s own Statehouse Bureau-Chief, Steve Mistler joins Ken and Sean Moody with morning to discuss Legislature and budget…

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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.