Daily Catch

Daily Catch 1/14/15: LePage for Senator, Charlie Hebdo, and Panhandling


Will LePage be Maine’s Next Senator?

Despite remarks in an interview with radio talk show host Howie Carr, Governor LePage has said that he does not intend to run for Senator Angus King’s seat in 2018.  When asked by Carr, Gov. LePage said that he was considering a run, but he has walked that statement back.

Charlie Hebdo Returns

The French satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo, released their first issue today after the brutal attack on their headquarters only a week ago.  The attack left 12 members of the staff dead, and others wounded.  The cover of the magazine defiantly depicts Muhammad, a practice that has angered many Muslims and instigated the attack by Islamic militants.

Supreme Courts Will Not Hear Panhandling Case

The U.S. Supreme Court has decided not to hear arguments over a Worcester, Massachusetts case involving a city banning panhandling in medians.  The case would have had a direct impact on a similar ban put in place by Portland officials in 2013.  The city is currently fighting for the ordinance’s constitutionality in the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals after the ban was ruled unconstitutional by a federal court.  The Supreme Court’s decision not to hear the Massachusetts case could mean that Portland’s case will be decided faster.


About Nathan Strout

Nathan Strout is a Development Associate with The Maine Heritage Policy Center as well as a staff writer for The Maine Wire. Born and raised in Portland, Strout is a graduate of Eastern University with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Legal Studies.