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Tuesday, April 21, 201504/21/2015

4/21/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

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There are allegations in an upcoming book regarding donations to the Clinton Foundation and speaking fees given to President Bill Clinton while Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State. The charge is that those that made donations, or paid speaking fees, were in turn afforded preferential treatment from the Obama administration thru the State Department. When questioned about the allegations at the White House briefing Monday by ABC News’ Jonathan Karl, Press Secretary Josh Earnest would not categorically deny the charges, other to say that he isn’t aware of any evidence of such occurring. It was the kind of obtuse response which ensures the questions won’t go away.

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Tuesday, April 21, 201504/21/2015

4/21/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

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The penalty phase for the convicted Boston Marathon bomber begins Tuesday in Boston. His guilt was never in doubt. His punishment is a far more open question. The family of the attack’s youngest victim has gone on record against the death penalty but others impacted by the bombings say it’s the only appropriate punishment. Massachusetts does not have the death penalty so jurors in this federal case are considering it for the first time

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Tuesday, April 21, 201504/21/2015

4/21/15 Podcast Scott Goldberg

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Every year, the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression hands out their Jefferson Muzzles, the awards given to those who provocatively have attempted to muzzle free speech. While many of them are from major news events you’ll easily recall, the Center went to lengths this year to award some unique, quirky, and little known incidents as well. Like the prosecutor who went after a teenager for posting a photo of his crotch near a religious statue. A New Jersey college suspending a professor for wearing a Game Of Thrones inspired tee shirt. An Illinois mayor who ordered a man’s house raided for creating a Twitter parody account of his honor. Scott has the list of winners

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Tuesday, April 21, 201504/21/2015

4/21/15 First Take

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Today is Eggs ‘n Issues at the Portland Holiday Inn by the bay. Topics include the Boston Marathon, LePage supporting bill to halt minimum wage in Portland and Bangor, and Greece is on the verge of bankruptcy…

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Monday, April 20, 201504/20/2015

4/20/15 Podcast Sen. Roger Katz

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Senator Roger Katz is currently serving his third term in the Maine State Senate and he currently represents Senate District 15. Senator Katz joins Ken and MIke to discuss the fate of leased buildings in Augusta being used by state legislation…

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Monday, April 20, 201504/20/2015

4/20/15 Podcast Steve Mistler

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As we kick off every week, Portland Press Herald’s Statehouse Bureau-Chief Steve Mistler joins Ken and Mike to discuss the recently withdrawn “religious freedom” bill and other legislation going on in Augusta…

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Monday, April 20, 201504/20/2015

4/20/15 Podcast Steve Roberts

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All told, some 18 announced and likely Republican presidential candidates were in New Hampshire this past weekend for a forum, and virtually all of the focus was on the President Obama, rather than the Dems odds-on favorite to be their opponent, Hillary Clinton. In any case, that’s a lot of candidates, a lot of speeches to take in, and a lot of impact to analyze. If there is anything to take away from the weekend, we’ll let Steve figure it out. Oh, and Clinton is heading there Monday.

morning-news-podcast

Monday, April 20, 201504/20/2015

4/20/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

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On Friday, President Obama had some choice words for the U.S. Senate, regarding the delay in getting his Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch confirmed, calling it “ridiculous.” We may actually see some progress on that front this week. As far as Monday’s docket, Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the UAE is the president’s guest at the White House, to talk economics, Iran, the region, and of course ISIS.

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Monday, April 20, 201504/20/2015

4/20/15 First Take

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It’s a new week! Today’s menu of topics include…Patriots Day, the Boston Marathon, Migrants drown from a capsized ship, more on ISIS – Christians beheadings in Libya amd then Maine bills to transition from welfare to employment…

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Friday, April 17, 201504/17/2015

4/17/15 Podcast Bill Nemitz

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Portland Press Herald’s very own Bill Nemitz joins Ken and Mike this week to discuss bills being introduced in Maine that aren’t exactly targeting things that need to be addressed in government itself….

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Maine Lawmakers Override LePage’s Veto of $6.7B State Budget

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) _ Maine lawmakers have overridden Gov. Paul LePage’s veto of the $6.7 billion state budget. The spending…

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Portland, Maine, School Board in No Hurry to Find New Leader

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) _ The school board in Maine’s largest city will not rush to fill the position that will…

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Maine House Overrides LePage’s Veto of $6.7B State Budget

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) _ The Maine House of Representatives has voted to overturn Gov. Paul LePage’s veto of the $6.7…

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Iranian nuclear talks extended

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Iran and six world powers ramped up negotiations after accepting they would miss a June 30 deadline for a nuclear deal.

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Election 2016: You’ve got mail

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Inboxes are overflowing as political candidates amp up email appeals for cash.

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Few signs of market panic as Greece nears default

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Eurozone stocks, low-rated bonds, and the euro weakened as Greece looked set to default on repayments and plunge deeper into financial crisis.

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Obama plans to expand overtime eligibility for millions of workers

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Nearly 5 million more workers could be eligible for overtime pay, a move that would touch almost every sector of the economy and could face legal challenges.