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Tuesday, March 3, 201503/03/2015

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Ken and Matt give you their Tuesday First Take on the Netanyahu speech, the Saco council keeping the city administrator, legislation to end local legalized pot, and more!

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Monday, March 2, 201503/02/2015

3/2/15 Podcast Steve Roberts

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It is quite the lesson in political science, but Congress has found itself in a bit of a pickle over the DHS funding bill. Closest to the heat is House Speaker John Boehner, who if he allows for a “clean” DHS funding bill to be put on the floor, may still not be able to get it passed, and would infuriate his conservative caucus to boot. But what are the options, as the entire issue is revisited this week? Steve explains the political forces at work in a complicatedly divided Capitol Hill. Steve can also talk about last week’s CPAC gathering, though there weren’t really any surprises.

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Monday, March 2, 201503/02/2015

3/2/15 Podcast Tom Rivers

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A couple stories Tom is following this morning. First, in Moscow, tens of thousands of Russians marched Sunday to honor Boris Nemtsov, the opposition figure who was gunned down gangland style on Friday.

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Monday, March 2, 201503/02/2015

3/2/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

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Lawmakers bought themselves a little time, exactly one week in fact, to figure out the DHS funding matter. However, the week’s session will get off to a lousy start, with Democrats claiming they have a deal that Speaker Boehner would put a clean funding bill on the floor, while Republicans say there is no such deal.

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Monday, March 2, 201503/02/2015

3/2/15 Podcast Scott Goldberg

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February has ended, leaving new records for cold temperatures in the Northeast, and still other records for warmth out West. Then there are the snowfall records, most notably in Boston.

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Monday, March 2, 201503/02/2015

3/2/15 First Take

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On this Monday’s First Take: Netanyahu comes to US and Obama’s threat to shoot down jets. Then LePage vs the EPA and news on Lyme Disease.

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Friday, February 27, 201502/27/2015

2/27/15 Podcast Ali Weinberg

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Funding for the Department of Homeland Security runs out at the end of the day Friday. If no deal is reached, essential security personnel would still report to work, but there would be no money to pay them during the funding lapse… that’s the vast majority of the 243,000 agency employees. There may have been some developments in the Senate Thursday night, and Ali will have the latest for you this morning.

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Friday, February 27, 201502/27/2015

2/27/15 Podcast Devin Dwyer

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The ISIS terrorist who has become known as “Jihadi John” and shown in brutal execution videos has been identified as Mohammed Emwazi, a Kuwaiti national from a West London suburb. British authorities had wanted to keep it secret for operational reasons and what they were trying to do was to lure him into calling home, thinking he would call back to his family in West London and perhaps they would be able to track down his location in Syria. President Obama is vowing to get this man and bring him to justice.

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Friday, February 27, 201502/27/2015

2/27/15 Podcast Tom Rivers

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“Jihadi John”, identified as Mohammed Emwazi, is a Kuwaiti-born British man in his mid-20s, who was previously known to British security services. He was born in Kuwait and comes from a middle-class family in London, where he grew up and graduated with a computer programming degree. Emwazi first appeared in a video last August, when he apparently killed the US journalist James Foley and is thought to have appeared in others.

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Friday, February 27, 201502/27/2015

2/27/15 First Take

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On this Thank Buddha First Take, the guys talk about ISIS and Jihadi John, Homeland Security, Net Neutrality and more on LePage and his advising…

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Gov. LePage Signs $85M Transportation Bond Proposal

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Maine voters will consider an $85 million bond proposal to fund improvements to the state's roads and bridges.

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Police Step Up Efforts to Find Maine Murder Suspect

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Maine police are setting up an informational roadblock in Guilford to inform residents and tourists about a Parkman man wanted in connection with the killing of his ex-girlfriend.

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LePage Wants to Sign Off on Departments’ Hiring Decisions

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Republican Gov. Paul LePage wants to have the final say on all state department hiring decisions.

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Bet you didn’t know: Fun facts about the Fourth

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Even the most patriotic among us can learn something from these little-known facts about Independence Day.

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Stronger economy, cheap gas means more people on the road

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More than 40 million Americans are expected to hit the road for the long holiday weekend.

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5 ways to save money on your summer road trip

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While a domestic road trip might appear like an affordable alternative to traveling abroad, costs can easily spiral out of control.

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Campaign highlights stress of fireworks on combat veterans

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For hundreds of thousands of veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, symptoms can be worsened by the cracks and thunder of celebratory fireworks.