By Christopher Cousins on Aug. 30, 2016, at 9:03 a.m.
“There’s no excuses. It’s unacceptable,” Gov. Paul LePage said. “I apologize to the Maine people and Rep. Gattine’s family.”
STATE & CAPITOL
on Aug. 30, 2016, at 8:39 a.m.
Good morning from Augusta, where Republican Gov. Paul LePage is in full-throated apology mode for the now-infamous comments he directed at Democratic Rep. Drew Gattine of Westbrook last week. During his weekly radio appearance on WVOM, LePage said there are no excuses for the obscene voicemail he left for Gattine last …
By Dustin Volz and Jim Finkle, Reuters on Aug. 30, 2016, at 7:25 a.m.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has found breaches in Illinois’ and Arizona’s voter registration databases and is urging states to increase computer security ahead of the Nov. 8 presidential election, according to a U.S. official familiar with the probe.
By Jake Bleiberg on Aug. 30, 2016, at 5:24 a.m.
The town hall would have taken place in the town represented by the Democratic state lawmaker, Rep. Drew Gattine, who received an angry, obscenity-laced voicemail from Gov. Paul LePage.
By Jake Bleiberg on Aug. 29, 2016, at 9:09 p.m.
Town hall meeting was scheduled for Wednesday evening.
By CBS 13 on Aug. 29, 2016, at 5:43 p.m.
The words “Dump LePage” were painted by vandals on an I-295 overpass in Portland.
on Aug. 29, 2016, at 3:48 p.m.
Reuters | Jonathan Ernst Steven Biel: Governor LePage seems to be in a middle of a full-on public breakdown, and it appears more and more Republicans are looking for an off-ramp after six years of the LePage experience. You publicly broke from LePage more than a year ago, but could …
By Katie Zezima, Washington Post on Aug. 29, 2016, at 3:38 p.m.
“You can’t pick and choose who comes to your state,” said Cole Varga, executive director of Exodus Refugee Immigration.
By Michael Shepherd on Aug. 29, 2016, at 2:35 p.m.
Top Republicans met Monday night to discuss the LePage controversy.
By The BDN Editorial Board on Aug. 29, 2016, at 2:24 p.m.
Lawmakers need to address LePage’s fitness for office. They can’t simply allow behavior unbecoming of the governor’s office to slide by without consequence.
By Jake Bleiberg on Aug. 29, 2016, at 1:10 p.m.
“What I think anyone would take it as is just another way for him to pick a fight,” said Brendan Rielly, president of Westbrook’s City Council.
By Amanda Becker, Reuters on Aug. 29, 2016, at 12:02 p.m.
A top aide to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said on Monday that she was separating from her husband, a former U.S. congressman who resigned after a sex scandal.
By Patrick Rael on Aug. 29, 2016, at 10:34 a.m.
Once again, Maine Gov. Paul LePage is in trouble, and race is at the heart of the matter.
By Michael Shepherd on Aug. 29, 2016, at 10:05 a.m.
Sen. Amy Volk, R-Scarborough said she shares constituents’ “deep concern” about his behavior.
STATE & CAPITOL
on Aug. 29, 2016, at 9:57 a.m.
Good morning from Portland. The weekend brought more fallout from the controversy around Gov. Paul LePage’s comments last week about black and Hispanic drug dealers and his subsequent profane voicemail to a Democratic lawmaker. One of the most jarring responses to the Republican governor came on Sunday from Sen. Amy …
By Nick Sambides Jr. on Aug. 28, 2016, at 10:27 p.m.
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell praised Roxanne Quimby’s vision.
By Kurtis Lee, Los Angeles Times on Aug. 28, 2016, at 1:50 p.m.
The intelligence briefing was Clinton’s first and comes with just a little over two months until election day.
By Kurtis Lee, Los Angeles Times on Aug. 28, 2016, at 12:55 p.m.
After days of toggling back and forth on his immigration views —specifically on deportations — Donald Trump returned to his tough talk Saturday, vowing that it will be his No. 1 issue should he win the presidency.
on Aug. 28, 2016, at 5 a.m.
As we enter election season, political parties will again ready their claims about what’s up and what’s down in the economy and why that should cause voters to fill in Bubble A or Bubble B (or, in certain markets, Bubble C). Those, of course, are arguments dressed as descriptions, based on a whole bunch of funky …
By DaveGulya on Aug. 27, 2016, at 2:09 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location: SK Whiting Park, Corner of Main & High Street, Ellsworth, Maine For more information: 207-460-0978; facebook.com/events/164355317302019/ If you listen to the mainstream media and see the obviuosly rigged polling, you would be one to believe that there isn’t much support …