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Contributors: Politics - Agree to Disagree

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    Saturday Jul 19, 2014 | 7:51 am

    Did Poliquin snatch momentum from Cain?

    Phil and Ethan discuss the latest on the nursing home controversy and the second congressional district race. Did Gov. LePage get a political victory and has Republican nominee Bruce Poliquin snatched momentum from Democratic nominee Emily Cain in CD2? In the second CD, while Cain has raised more money overall and leads by a few points in the latest polls, Poliquin has come out of the primary having raised significantly more […]

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    Wednesday Jul 16, 2014 | 11:36 am

    Is Michaud evolving on guns?

    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Michaud has been a consistent supporter of gun owner rights, but he recently announced a fundraising event with Gabby Giffords, who is a proponent of gun control. The GOP is now questioning Michaud’s commitment on gun ownership. Phil Harriman and Ethan Strimling stopped in to WCSH to discuss. “The bigger picture is that Mike Michaud has evolved on many issues, including tax and social security, woman’s […]

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  • Monday Jul 14, 2014 | 12:12 pm

    New poll: Portland voters want Mayor and Council to stop pursuing sale of Congress Square

    According to a recent poll, Portland voters, by an eight-point margin, believe that the Mayor and City Council should no longer pursue the sale of Congress Square Park. Perhaps even more telling, by an almost 2:1 margin, Portland voters believe that the city should now expend the funds necessary “to make all of Congress Square Park a nicer park.” The poll, conducted by Public Policy Polling (PPP) from June 30-July […]

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  • Thursday Jul 10, 2014 | 12:17 pm

    Press Herald poll shows majority of Maine Republicans believe the poor are criminals

    I recently found a very disturbing trend deep in the crosstabs of the recent Maine Sunday Telegram poll. It appears that a significant majority of Maine Republicans believe low-income people receiving government aid are criminally acquiring these benefits and that only one in four believe these folks actually need the help. The rest of the state, appears to understand the truth by a 2:1 margin. What is going on? There […]

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    Thursday Jul 03, 2014 | 6:30 am

    Maine Municipal sues over general assistance and LePage strikes back over Social Security.

    Gov. LePage is facing several new controversies. This week, the Maine Municipal Association said it is seeking court intervention about the general assistance controversy. Gov. LePage recently announced that he would deny state funding to municipalities that provide general assistance to people who can’t prove they are U.S. citizens. The State Attorney General said he cannot do that and state and federal law says towns must provide the assistance. “They are between a rock […]

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    Wednesday Jul 02, 2014 | 5:40 am

    Harriman and Strimling on Tipping vs. LePage.

    Governor Paul LePage is taking issue with what a liberal blogger has written about a series of meetings the governor had with a group who are on the FBI’s Domestic Terrorist list. The blogger claims the members called for the execution of democratic leaders in the Legislature in the prescence of the governor. It’s an assertion the governor vehemently denies. We talk with political  analysts, republican Phil Harriman and democrat Ethan […]

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    Friday Jun 27, 2014 | 9:31 am

    Will LePage face fallout from “welfare” controversy? Why did Collins endorse marriage equality now?

    Governor LePage called social security welfare Wednesday, but then said it is not welfare Thursday. Over his term, he has made it is clear he is not in favor of federal programs, like food stamps and Medicaid. Both Phil Harriman and Ethan Strimling said the statement could cause issues with his race for re-election. “When you talk about social security, these are wages people have paid taxes into to receive […]

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    Wednesday Jun 25, 2014 | 6:19 am

    What does the Press Herald poll mean for LePage, Michaud and Cutler?

    According to the latest poll, the race for governor shows Mike Michaud with a lead. The poll from the University of New Hampshire Survey Center and the Portland Press Herald released this weekend shows Democrat Mike Michaud at 40 percent, Republican Paul LePage at 36 percent, independent Eliot Cutler at 15 percent. 7 percent undecided. We spoke with political analysts Ethan Strimling and Phil Harriman to explain what the poll could […]

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    Friday Jun 20, 2014 | 6:20 am

    Should we be legislating pot town by town or should the state step in?

      On Wednesday, Governor Paul LePage told reporters that he didn’t go to this week’s drug summit of New England governors because, being the only republican, he didn’t think his counterparts would be interested in what he had to say. But, d id he miss an opportunity? We talk with NEWS CENTER’s political analysts, republican Phil Harriman and democrat Ethan Strimling about that; about the push by pro recreational marijuana forces […]

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