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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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Thursday, February 26, 201502/26/2015

2/26/15 Podcast Richard Davies

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The Federal Communications Commission is expected to vote on Thursday on whether to put Internet service in the same regulatory camp as your telephone. The issue, net neutrality, has become increasingly partisan, with Republicans claiming FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has kowtowed to President Obama’s vision for the Internet. Richard discusses the issues at hand, and what it all means to you.

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Thursday, February 26, 201502/26/2015

2/26/15 Podcast John Baldacci

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This Thursday is Capital Insights with John Baldacci. John calls in today to talk with Ken and Mike about the state’s budget and the recent spotlight on the welfare system.

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Thursday, February 26, 201502/26/2015

2/26/15 Podcast Brad Garrett

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Homeland Security Shutdown – Should you be Worried? With the funding deadline looming, Brad discusses what exactly would happen if it is allowed to pass without any action.

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Thursday, February 26, 201502/26/2015

2/26/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

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Tick tock. Tick tock. That’s the sound of the clock running out for funding of the Department of Homeland Security. Funds run out at the end of the day Friday. As of this writing, the logjam continues. Into late Wednesday, the legislative maneuverings and offers continued, and Mary fills you in on where things currently stand, and the prognosis for this particular piece of legislation.

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Thursday, February 26, 201502/26/2015

2/26/15 First Take

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On today’s First Take, Ken and Mike go over Homeland Security’s funding, yesterday’s pileup on I95 in Bangor, Net Neutrality vote tomorrow and legal marijuana in DC.

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Wednesday, February 25, 201502/25/2015

2/25/15 Podcast Eye on Politics

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It’s Wednesday, our Eye on Politics analysis with Jeremy Fisher and Matt Gagnon discuss this morning’s earlier interviews with Mayor…

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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.