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Friday, November 20, 201511/20/2015

11/20/15 Podcast Lana Zak

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In a stinging rebuke to President Barack Obama by Republicans as well as members of his own party, the House ignored a veto threat Thursday and overwhelmingly approved Republican legislation erecting fresh hurdles for Syrian and Iraqi refugees trying to enter the United States. Dozens of Democrats joined Republicans as the House passed the measure 289-137. That margin exceeded the two-thirds majority required to override a veto, and it came despite a rushed, early morning visit to the Capitol by top administration officials in a futile attempt to limit Democratic defections for the measure. The bill now moves to the Senate, where Minority Leader Harry Reid has expressed confidence that it would not fare so well.

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Friday, November 20, 201511/20/2015

11/20/15 Podcast Chet Lunner

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Talking about his Op-Ed piece featured in yesterday’s Portland Press Herald – Chet Lunner shares his views of national security laws with Ken and Mike…

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Friday, November 20, 201511/20/2015

11/20/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

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French investigators tracked down the alleged ringleader of last week’s Paris bloodshed after receiving a startling tipoff: The Islamic militant wasn’t in Syria but in Europe, plotting yet another attack. A discarded cellphone found near a bloodied concert hall led them to his cousin, and then to a suburban Paris apartment where both died in a hail of bullets and explosions. As a manhunt intensified Thursday for a fugitive connected to the carnage, details emerged about the intelligence operation that allowed authorities to zero in on Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the Belgian-Moroccan extremist they say orchestrated the attacks in Paris and four plots thwarted earlier this year. The narrative provided by French officials raised questions about how a wanted militant suspected of involvement in multiple plots could slip into Europe undetected.

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Friday, November 20, 201511/20/2015

11/20/15 Podcast Scott Goldberg

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While the main purpose of Thursday’s press conference by FBI Director James Comey and Attorney General Loretta Lynch was to reassure Americans that there was no evidence of any connecting plot to what happened in Paris to strike here in the U.S., the top domestic law enforcement officials did disclose that dozens of suspected radicals here are under “tight surveillance,” just in case thoughts of committing a copycat attack should appeal to them. A somewhat mixed message, but nonetheless, no credible threat at the moment.

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Friday, November 20, 201511/20/2015

11/20/15 First Take

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Closing out your Friday with a Paris update, hostages take 170 at Radisson Hotel in Mali, Syrian refugees excluded in House spending bill, Don Reiter charged with misdemeanor, Jared Fogle sentenced to 15 + years, MTA to move toll plaza…

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Thursday, November 19, 201511/19/2015

11/19/15 Evans Boston

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Evans Boston of the Maine Red Claws discusses newer renovations to the court and stadium at not extra cost to consumers…

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Thursday, November 19, 201511/19/2015

11/19/15 Podcast Sarah Palin

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Sarah Palin jois Ken and Mike and shares her direction regarding personal, social, and political issues, from biblical passages, and that is the thrust of her latest book:  “Palin: Affirming Faith In A Divisive World.”   This is more a motivational book, meant to steer readers towards the Bible in determining their personal, social, and political choices and opinions. 

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Thursday, November 19, 201511/19/2015

11/19/15 Capital Insights

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Former two-term Maine Governor John Baldacci joins Ken and Mike every other week to share his Capital Insights on today’s topics…

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Thursday, November 19, 201511/19/2015

11/19/15 Podcast Brad Garrett

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Brad takes a look at the more common concerns and fears in the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks by ISIS
Ø Do authorities expect ISIS to attempt a similar attack here?
Ø Does the United States have sufficient vetting procedures to handle incoming Syrian refugees?
Ø What is considered our most vulnerable entry point or target for a terrorist attack?
Ø Are there widespread concerns that Europe’s intelligence apparatus is up to the task?
Ø Is it very likely, probably, or unlikely that other attacks by ISIS are in late planning stages?
Ø What new steps towards preventing an attack can we now expect the government to take?

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Thursday, November 19, 201511/19/2015

11/19/15 Tom Rivers

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Heavily armed French SWAT teams swooped in Wednesday and neutralized a cell that was planning to launch new attacks, firing 5,000 rounds during an hours-long battle that left at least two people dead, including a woman who exploded an explosives belt. The raid had targeted the suspected planner of the attacks, 27-year-old Abdelhamid Abaaoud, but his fate remained unclear. Paris prosecutor Francois Molins said the identities of the dead were still being investigated, but that neither Abaoud nor the fugitive attacker Salah Abdeslam was in custody. Developments are of course ongoing, and you can get the latest from Paris.

Local Headlines

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Synthetic Pesticide Task Force Proposed In Portland

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Portland City Council's Energy and Sustainability Committee voted in favor of creating a task force to consider restricting the use of synthetic pesticides and fertilizer in the city.

13 hours ago in Local

Augusta Man Pleads Guilty To Drug Distribution Charges

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A 44-year-old Augusta man has admitted to federal drug distribution charges stemming from a 2015 traffic stop arrest at a southern Maine rest stop

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Greek Orthodox Priest’s Sex Abuse Conviction Is Upheld

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The Maine supreme court has rejected the appeal of a former Greek Orthodox priest convicted of sexually abusing a child.

National Headlines

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Making headlines this week

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A look back at some of the biggest newsmakers this week and the headlines you may have missed.

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Teen pregnancies hit historic low

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The annual survey shows the continuation of a downward trend that began in 2006 and continued through 2014, the latest year of complete data, when nearly 250,000 babies were born to girls and women aged 15 to 19.

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U.S. high court approves rule change to expand FBI hacking power

A lock icon, signifying an encrypted Internet connection, is seen on an Internet Explorer browser in a photo illustration in Paris in this April 15, 2014 file photo.

The Supreme Court on Thursday approved a rule change that would let U.S. judges issue search warrants for access to computers located in any jurisdiction despite opposition from civil liberties groups who say it will greatly expand the FBI's hacking authority.

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Biden visits Iraq in show of support amid multiple crises

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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden met Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and other top officials in unannounced visits to Baghdad and Erbil on Thursday to show support for a government battling Islamic State amid political and economic crises.