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  • Tuesday Aug 28, 2012 | 4:42 pm

    NOM complaint grows

    Fred Karger, the California man who filed the original campaign finance complaint in 2009 against the National Organization for Marriage, is raising new questions with the Maine ethics commission. Last week, Karger asked the commission to look into allegations that the Douglas and Maria DeVos Foundation of Ada, Michigan, gave $500,000 to NOM in 2009 that was not reported as a contribution. "It is impossible for us to determine if the […]

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    Tuesday Aug 28, 2012 | 2:07 pm

    Paul makes surprise visit, speaks with Maine delegation chairman

    Congressman Ron Paul made an unannounced visit to the floor of the Republican National Convention on today, stopping by to visit delegations from Maine and other states where he has vocal supporters. (Above, Texas Congressman Ron Paul talks with members of Maine’s delegation, many wearing Paul hats, on the floor of the convention on Tuesday) Paul’s surprise visit delighted his small but vocal backers in the convention center. Flocked by […]

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  • Tuesday Aug 28, 2012 | 12:33 pm

    Maine’s Ron Paul supporters are hoping for a floor fight

    TAMPA, Fla. – Maine supporters of libertarian Ron Paul were preparing Tuesday morning to take their weeks-long fight for a voice at the Republican National Convention to the convention floor. After exhausting all other appeals, members of Maine’s delegation to the national event plan to ask the rest of the convention attendees to re-seat 10 delegates and 10 alternates who support Paul. The delegates and alternates were removed and replaced […]

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  • Tuesday Aug 28, 2012 | 9:52 am

    Big-name Maine Republicans skip Tampa convention

    TAMPA, Fla. – The list of speakers and attendees of the Republican National Convention reads like a who’s who in the GOP across the country. For the Maine Republican Party, however, the 2012 convention is notable for who is not in Tampa – namely, pretty much all of the state’s big-name GOP politicians. Gov. Paul LePage announced last week that he was skipping the convention due, in large part, to […]

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  • Monday Aug 27, 2012 | 4:52 pm

    DeCoster, Land o Lakes reward friendly Maine lawmakers

    Many of you may recall last year’s fight over a special bill to reduce labor protections for worker’s at Austin Jack DeCoster’s notorious egg farms, home to serial violations of labor, environmental, health, and worker safety laws of frankly jaw dropping magnitude. The bill — sponsored by Rep. Dale Crafts (R-Lisbon Falls) and backed by Rep. Jeffrey Timberlake (R-Turner) — was approved in commitee, but struck down after Sen. Chris Rector (R-Thomaston) and […]

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  • Monday Aug 27, 2012 | 3:17 pm

    Lesbian group backs gay marriage

    LPAC, which describes itself as "the lesbian super PAC," announced today that it is endorsing the Maine campaign for gay marriage. "We are excited about the prospects of winning marriage at the ballot box for the first time in 2012," said LPAC Chairwoman Sarah Schmidt in a prepared statement. "Mainers United for Marriage and their coalition partners in Maine have done an incredible job changing hearts and minds about marriage over […]

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  • Monday Aug 27, 2012 | 12:02 pm

    Snowe, Collins express frustration with GOP

    Maine’s two U.S. Senators have had some harsh words for their party in the last few days.   Sen. Olympia Snowe and Sen. Susan Collins are both clearly frustrated that Republicans are once again defending a rigid pro-life platform in the wake of the controversial "legitimate rape" comments of Rep. Todd Akin, R-Missouri. Snowe wrote an opinion piece published in the Washington Post Friday calling for Republican presidential candidate Mitt […]

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  • Monday Aug 27, 2012 | 11:15 am

    Live from Tampa: Maine delegation under extra scrutiny

    TAMPA, Fla. – Maine’s delegation to the Republican National Convention is one of a handful of states being subjected to additional credentialing scrutiny in another apparent example of lingering tension over the bitter fight between national party leaders and Ron Paul supporters. Delegation member said that Maine’s representatives will have to pick up their credentials to access the convention floor on a daily basis, whereas delegations in most other states […]

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  • Friday Aug 24, 2012 | 9:57 am

    Catholics plan Sunday gay-marriage event

    Catholics for Marriage Equality will join the Lincoln County Coalition for Marriage Equality for a demonstration of support for gay marriage on Sunday. The gathering is set for noon on the bridge over the Damariscotta River between Newcastle and Damariscotta, according to a release sent out this morning. "Help hold our purple banners that proclaim the way life should be for all loving couples in Maine," the release says. Of course […]

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