Author: Seamus Othot

Seamus Othot is a graduate of The Thomas More College of Liberal Arts, where he was able to spend his time reading the great works of Western Civilization.

Former President Donald Trump has notched another massive win against former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, the only other Republican candidate remaining in the race, this time in her home state. President Trump, who defeated Haley by a significant margin in Iowa, New Hampshire, and Nevada, was expected to defeat Haley once again in her home state. Trump’s victory became evident very quickly, with the race being called in his favor less than an hour after polls closed at 7pm. “This was a little sooner than we anticipated. An even bigger win than we anticipated. I was just informed that…

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President Joe Biden issued a statement Friday commemorating the two-year anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, which began two years from Saturday, on February 24, 2022. [RELATED: Russian Opposition Leader Dead Under Mysterious Circumstances…] President Biden used his statement to criticize House Republicans, argue that Russian President Vladimir Putin plans to invade large swaths of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) territory, and to tout new sanctions adopted against Russia following the death of Russian political dissident Alexei Navalny. “Today, I am announcing more than 500 new sanctions against Russia for its ongoing war of conquest on Ukraine and for…

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Thursday marked the first time since 1972’s Apollo 17 mission that a United States spacecraft has landed on the moon. [RELATED: The billionaire space race: Another giant leap for mankind] On Thursday evening the Houston, Texas based company, Intuitive Machines’ Odysseus Lander touched down on the moon. During the landing, Odysseus began experiencing communication errors, and flight controllers were initially concerned that the lander had not touched-down upright, but Intuitive Machines was able to reestablish a connection and verify the orientation of the lander. “Odysseus is alive and well. Flight controllers are communicating and commanding the vehicle to download science…

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A Warren lawmaker who works for the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) refused GOP requests to recuse himself from voting against a bill opposed by his employer, raising questions about blurred ethical lines when lawmakers official acts overlap with their jobs. The bill in question was a major rule change regarding the use of genetically modified plant products that passed unanimously through the Maine Board of Pesticide Control (MBPC). However, because it was a major substantive rule, the bill required additional approval from the legislature’s Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (ACF). Rep. William D. Pluecker (U-Warren), the…

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Maine’s Legislative Council voted down a proposed bill to increase election security before the upcoming state primary and the potentially contentious general election in November. [RELATED: South Portland City Clerk Reveals How Easily Non-Citizens Can Vote in Maine Elections…] The bill, proposed by Rep. Heidi Sampson (R-Alfred), would have outlawed ballot harvesting, required voters to present a valid photo ID, and increased transparency by allowing representatives from both parties to observe all ballot handling activities. Democratic leaders, who wield a majority on the Legislative Council, unanimously opposed the bill. “It was a straight party-line vote as the members of The…

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Early Thursday morning, thousands of cell customers reported that their phones were stuck on “SOS only” mode, meaning that they had been disconnected from cellular service. The outages began very early Thursday, but AT&T remained silent until 11:15 am. “Some of our customers are experiencing wireless service interruptions this morning. Our network teams took immediate action and so far three-quarters of our network has been restored. We are working as quickly as possible to restore service to remaining customers,” said the company. Although the outages mainly effected AT&T, and Cricket Wireless, which uses the same network, some other companies were…

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The warden of the Maine State Prison in Warren has been replaced amid an ongoing investigation into various allegations of harassment and abuse, according to the Maine Department of Corrections (MDOC). [RELATED: Maine Speaker’s Fundraising Committee Faces Deficit After Spending Thousands on Overseas Travel, Restaurants…] “The commissioner is taking, and will continue to take, appropriate actions in response to and as justified by the results of the investigation,” the Maine Department of Corrections (DOC) said in a press release, in reference to Commissioner Randall Liberty. The investigation began in August 2023, when Liberty received complaints that various forms of misconduct…

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Google announced early Thursday morning that it was suspending its new Gemini Artificial Intelligence’s (A.I.) image generation ability following widespread criticism of the A.I.’s ultra-woke agenda, which prevented it from generating images of white men in most cases. Even attempts to generate images of vikings or the American Founding Fathers resulted in the purported AI churning out images of non-white individuals. “We’re already working to address recent issues with Gemini’s image generation feature. While we do this, we’re going to pause the image generation of people and will re-release an improved version soon,” said Google’s communication team on X. https://twitter.com/Google_Comms/status/1760603321944121506?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1760603321944121506%7Ctwgr%5Ee7a738d786980ee0a2ae06c404cfe99ad29665d4%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fmashable.com%2Farticle%2Fgoogle-apology-gemini-images…

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A group of 47 Maine House Democrats penned an emotional letter in an attempt to leverage the tragic Oct. 25 mass shooting in Lewiston to reduce the sale of “assault weapons” in Maine. The Democratic officials demanded that Cabela’s, and its parent company Bass Pro Shops, stop the sale of “assault weapons,” despite being large suppliers of hunting and outdoors supplies. [RELATED: Troy Jackson Backs Gun Control After Gun Control Group Hires His Son’s Firm…] “When entering your Scarborough, Maine store, one only needs to enter the Hunting Department to see rows of military-style weapons– a painful reminder that a…

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New York City Mayor Eric Adams (D) has come under scrutiny for his pilot program to give pre-paid debit cards to illegal immigrants currently being housed in the city’s hotels. Mayor Adams awarded a $53 million contract to Mobility Capital Finance, to undertake the program to issue debit cards to illegal aliens. Adams awarded the contract without examining other possible contractors because Mobility Capital Finance is minority owned, a decision that drew criticism from some city officials. “I think you should bid it out to see who would do the best job at the best cost for taxpayers,” said Democrat…

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Maine’s Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety (CJPS) held a public hearing on a bill intended to crackdown on what the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) calls Asian Transnational Criminal Organizations (ATCOs) operating in the state of Maine. The topic first surfaced thanks to a leaked DHS memo, originally reported by immigration reporter Jennie Taer, that said more than 270 properties in Maine are being used to illegally grow and traffick black market cannabis at the behest of ATCOs. Despite the grave impact of the proliferation of illegal Chinese marijuana throughout Maine, not a single member of law…

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The White House announced Wednesday that President Joe Biden has canceled yet another round of student debt, nearly six months ahead of schedule. The debt cancellation, originally scheduled for July, was moved to February, a move that comes as Biden has faced a month of faltering approval ratings in the wake of a disastrous press conference. Responding to a Special Counsel report that claimed Biden had a poor memory and reduced cognitive ability, Biden made numerous mental mistakes while attempting to deny his senility. [RELATED: Biden Lashes Out at Press, Suffers Memory Lapse While Denying Senility…] “While Republicans in Congress…

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Maine’s Committee on Energy Utilities and Technology (EUT) held a public hearing on Tuesday on a bill which could strike another blow against the controversial Aroostook Renewable Energy Gateway. [RELATED: The Heavily Criticized “Aroostook Renewable Gateway” Suffers Another Setback…] “The opposition of this transmission line was not specific to any political party. It is a bipartisan issue, when it comes to threatening someone’s livelihood, it does not matter how they vote at the ballot box,” said Rep. Scott Cyrway (R-Albion) LD 2205, proposed by Rep. Cyrway, would require a detailed feasibility study to be performed by an independent contractor to…

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Gov. Janet Mills (D-Maine) announced Tuesday that she had designated the historic, and undeveloped Sears Island for a 100-acre development on behalf of renewable energy. [RELATED: Reagan Paul: Sears Island May Be the Next Victim of Maine’s Radical Climate Agenda…] “I cannot escape the conclusion that the parcel on Sears Island fundamentally makes the most sense and provides us with the best opportunity to responsibly advance offshore wind in Maine, an industry that will create good paying jobs for Maine people and deliver clean, renewable energy to stabilize and reduce energy prices for Maine people and businesses in the long…

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The United States used its veto power to kill a measure in the United Nations Security Council intending to demand that Israel implement a ceasefire in Gaza. [RELATED: Resolution Supporting Israel’s Right to Defend Itself Against Hamas Rejected by Democrats Who Supported a Similar Proposal about Ukraine…] “For weeks we have made it incredibly clear that the resolution before the council would not achieve the goal of a sustainable peace and may in fact run counter to it,” said U.S. U.N. Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield. The ceasefire resolution was originally proposed by Algeria, a temporary member of the security council, as…

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Russia has officially added Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) to its list of terrorists and extremists. The decision, by Russian financial monitoring agency Rosfinmonitoring on Tuesday, came as Sen. Graham had been pushing for Russia to be designated a state sponsor of terrorism following the suspicious death of opposition politician Alexie Navalny in an Arctic prison. [RELATED: Russian Opposition Leader Dead Under Mysterious Circumstances…] “A video circulating online shows U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham saying during a meeting with the president of Ukraine that U.S. financial support is causing the deaths of Russian citizens,” said the Russian Internal Ministry in May,…

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The Biden supporting Neo-Nazi, former Marine Christopher Pohlhaus, led his Blood Tribe group in a lackluster protest in Nashville before retreating after facing minor opposition. [RELATED: Co-Owner of Neo-Nazi Compound in Northern Maine, a Former Democratic Activist, May Be Prohibited from Owning Firearms…] Many left-wing politicians and news-outlets were quick to condemn the protestors as far-right extremists, encouraged by Republican politicians. “This is the hate that the@tnhousegop fosters from their positions of power in the General Assembly! I’m disgusted that Nazis are comfortable doing this but I am not surprised. Tragically, their views are shared by many who I serve…

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As divisive WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange faces a hearing in the United Kingdom court, which could determine whether he will be extradited to face espionage charges in the U.S., calls have grown for him to be pardoned. [RELATED: Major News Outlets Call on U.S. to Drop Charges Against Wikileaks’ Julian Assange…] “The fallout from prosecuting Assange could extend beyond the Espionage Act and beyond national security journalism. It could enable prosecution of routine newsgathering under any number of ambiguous laws and untested legal theories,” said a coalition of 35 law professors in a letter to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland.…

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Over a year after a disastrous train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, which led to devastating amounts of poisonous Vinyl Chloride being released into the air and water, President Joe Biden finally decided to visit the town. President Biden was greeted with an overwhelmingly negative reception from the East Palestine residents, many of whom felt that they were ignored by Biden while they suffered. “Out here in East Palestine, this is Joe Biden finally showing up, more than a year later, and that’s the message, real simple, too little too late,” said Ben Bergquam, while interviewing East Palestine protestors. https://twitter.com/BenBergquam/status/1758591596512113071…

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A former U.S. soldier stationed at Fort Hood, Texas, 23-year-old Christopher Meza was sentenced on Friday for sexually exploiting a child from Maine. [RELATED: Three Undocumented Ecuadorian Nationals Taken into Custody by Border Patrol After Crash in Eustis Left Two Seriously Injured…] “It’s hard to put one’s mind to just how deeply disturbing the conduct was,” said Judge Lance Walker during sentencing. Meza was sentenced in Bangor to ten years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, and will be forced to pay $16,650 in restitution. Between February and December 2021, Meza carried on a correspondence with a…

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The Kremlin announced Monday that Russian forces had taken full control of the Ukrainian city Avdiivka, in a significant defeat for Ukraine, which has been treating the city as a defensive stronghold. [RELATED: Russian Opposition Leader Dead Under Mysterious Circumstances…] President Joe Biden blamed Congress for the fall of Avdiivka, using it as ammunition to push for more foreign aid payouts. “This morning, Ukraine’s military was forced to withdraw from Avdiivka after Ukrainian soldiers had to ration ammunition due to dwindling supplies as a result of congressional inaction, resulting in Russia’s first notable gains in months,” said the White House. The…

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Maine Congressman Rep. Jared Golden (D-Maine) took to X on Friday to draw support for a compromise bill meant to provide foreign aid for Israel, Ukraine, and Taiwan while making some concessions on border security. “I’m leading a new bipartisan effort to bypass the most extreme members of both parties and deliver a solution that can pass the House,” said Rep. Golden on X. https://twitter.com/RepGolden/status/1758561098289062000 Golden went on to praise his bill as a collaborative effort between five Democrats and five Republicans, which he believes will have more of a chance at success than the disastrous border bill proposed earlier…

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In a recent Pennsylvania special election, the race was called with less than half of the votes counted after it was determined the Democrat candidate received 86 percent of the mail-in vote. [RELATED: Maine’s Bellows Has Not Released Ballot Drop-Box Locations, Over a Week after Maine’s Republican Primary Early Voting Began…] This result further cemented the dominant advantage Democrats have had in mail-in, early, and absentee voting throughout the country. In 2022, Republicans were expecting a red wave in the midterm elections, but the wave turned into a mild trickle when Republican voter turnout was far lower than expected. The…

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Alexie Navalny, a Russian politician who has consistently opposed Russian President Vladimir Putin, was found dead in a Russian prison. “Navalny felt unwell after a walk, almost immediately losing consciousness,” said a spokesman for the Russian prison, “The facility’s medical workers immediately arrived at the scene and an emergency medical team was called in. All necessary resuscitation measures have been carried out, but they did not yield positive results.” Resuscitation attempts failed and Navalny was pronounced dead. Navalny was serving a 19-year prison sentence for extremism and has been a vocal critic of Putin’s government and the Ukraine war. In…

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Maine’s Office of the Secretary of State (SoS) has not yet released its list of ballot drop-box locations, over a week after Maine’s Republican primary was opened for early voting. For Republicans, this is yet another lapse from Secretary of State Shenna Bellows, a former far left activist and Democratic State Senator, that has undermined and interfered with the Maine GOP primary. [RELATED: Maine Supreme Court Will Await SCOTUS Ruling Despite Democrat Bellows Renewed Push to Bar Trump from Maine’s Ballot…] “If the roles were reversed, and it was a Republican doing all this to Democrats, there would be a…

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Maine Gov. Janet Mills (D) announced a $71 million new spending proposal on Wednesday that would bring Maine’s total spending for 2024-2025 to more than $10.41 billion, the most state government has ever spent over a two-year period. In an email detailing the proposed spending, the Mills Administration said money would be allocated to address issues of public safety and mental health in the wake of the Oct. 25 Lewiston mass shooting. Echoing Gov. Mills rhetoric from her “State of the State” speech last month, the administration said much of the massive spending package would go toward “climate change” related…

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Far left activists have successfully blocked a proposed mining project in remote Township 6, Range 6 (T6R6) that would have brought 270 jobs and the related economic development to rural northern Maine. The Land Use Planning Commission (LUPC) voted against Wolfden Resource’s proposed Pickett Mountain mine weeks after Democratic lawmakers, spurred on by the Natural Resources Council of Maine and the Conservation Law Foundation, successfully hijacked what would otherwise have been a run-of-the-mill process for filling a vacancy on the commission. Because Democratic lawmakers on the Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry Committee (AFC) took unprecedented steps to block one of Maine’s…

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On Tuesday, Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives successfully impeached Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas for his mishandling of the border security crisis, a vote that followed a widely-panned failed attempt last week. [RELATED: Impeach Mayorkas: The Case Against the U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security…] “From his first day in office, Secretary Mayorkas has willfully and consistently refused to comply with federal immigration laws, fueling the worst border catastrophe in American history. He has undermined public trust through multiple false statements to Congress, obstructed lawful oversight of the Department of Homeland Security, and violated his oath of office,”…

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An Androscoggin Sheriff’s Deputy was shot early Wednesday morning while responding to a call about an unspecified disturbance at a Minot residence. Androscoggin County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the complaint at 1089 Woodman Hill Road, Minot, which resulted in one deputy being shot in the leg, according to a statement from the Maine State Police. [RELATED: Homeless Man Arrested for Drug Trafficking, Refusing to Submit to Arrest, Assaulting Police Officer in Portland…] Police received the call at 4:05am, and responded to the unspecified complaint. While deputies were investigating the disturbance, an altercation ensued which resulted in an unnamed male suspect…

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President Joe Biden will not take a cognitive exam during his next visit to the doctor’s office despite growing doubts about his mental fitness for office, exacerbated by a catastrophic press conference meant to prove his mental ability. [RELATED: Biden Lashes Out at Press, Suffers Memory Lapse While Denying Senility…] “The President proves every day how he operates, how he thinks — right? — by dealing with world leaders, by making really difficult decisions on behalf of the — the American people, whether it’s domestic, whether it’s national security. And so, he shows it every day on how he thinks,…

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Multiple residents of Brookline, Mass., have volunteered for the state’s immigrant resettlement program, which begged residents to host illegal immigrant families as immigration shelters in the Commonwealth have reached maximum capacity. One family of four migrants who arrived in the U.S. without authorization were delivered to the home of Colin and Jessica Stokes within an hour after they called to volunteer as hosts. The Stokes were not given any say in who would be re-settled in their house, and knew “nothing” before the migrants were delivered to their door. “I was like I have to get sheets on the beds.…

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An Illinois Democrat is pushing for a bill that would amend the definition of child abuse to make it a crime for parents to prevent their children from undergoing irreversible sex-change procedures. [RELATED: “Transgender Trafficking” Bill Hits Roadblock After Deadlocked Committee Vote…] The bill, proposed by Illinois State Rep. Anne Stava-Murray (D-81st District), also classifies as child abuse the refusal by parents to procure an abortion for a child if the child desires one. Under the proposed law (HB 4876), it would be considered child abuse if anyone “denies the child access to necessary medical care, including, but not limited to, primary care services,…

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Former Republican President Donald Trump has tapped North Carolina GOP Chair Michael Whatley to replace Ronna McDaniel as the Republican National Convention (RNC) chair, according to a statement provided to the Daily Wire. [RELATED: Vivek Ramaswamy Says GOP has Become “a Party of Losers,” Blames Ronna McDaniel, Calls for Her Resignation…] “The RNC MUST be a good partner in the Presidential election. It must do the work we expect from the national Party and do it flawlessly,” said President Trump, in the statement to Daily Wire. Trump, who also picked McDaniel to run the RNC, has more recently voiced his…

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The individual who attempted a mass shooting at Joel Osteen’s Lakewood megachurch in Houston on Sunday has been identified as 36-year-old Genesse Moreno — a El Salvadorian national, once held but released by immigration authorities, who left behind anti-Semitic writings. Moreno entered the church with her seven-year-old son during the Spanish-language service and proceeded to open fire on parishioners before being shot and killed by two off-duty police officers. During the shootout, Moreno’s son was shot, as well as one 57-year-old parishioner of the church. The injured parishioner has been released from the hospital, but the child is “fighting for…

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U.S. Sen. J.D. Vance (R-Ohio) sent a letter to every Republican member of congress on Monday, urging them to oppose the current foreign aid bill, which provides billions of dollars for Ukraine. According to Sen. Vance, the massive foreign aid bill contains provisions that, he believes, will be used as a pretext to impeach former President Donald Trump, should he win re-election this fall. “Buried in the bill’s text is an impeachment time bomb for the next Trump presidency if he tries to stop funding the war in Ukraine. We must vote against this disastrous bill,” said Vance on X.…

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Maine Sen. Eric Brakey (R-Androscoggin) has scored a victory in his fight against the implementation of legislation that would pave the way for a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) with his an amendment to bill that has so far skated under the radar. “Nothing in this act may be construed to support, endorse, create or implement a Central Bank Digital Currency,” says Sen. Brakey’s amendment to LD 91. [RELATED: Brakey Expresses “Grave Concern” Over Pro-CBDC, Anti-Bitcoin UCC Bill…] LD 91, proposed by Rep. Stephen Moriarty (D-Cumberland), seeks to enact the 2022 amendments to the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) as written…

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On Sunday, U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III was once-again hospitalized on Sunday, this time for a non-specified bladder issue. Austin, who drew criticism last month for failing to disclose a December hospitalization, was later transferred to critical care at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, according to the Pentagon. [RELATED: Collins “Shocked” at U.S. Defense Secretary’s Secretive Hospitalization, Calls for Transparency…] “He is still at the hospital and receiving treatment,” said Pentagon Press Secretary Maj. Gen. Pat Ryder. Austin initially retained his powers as Secretary of Defense, but eventually decided to transfer his official command powers…

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A new report from a group of transgender ideology activists has published survey data that conflicts sharply with a recently published study review from the American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds) on the efficacy of sex-change surgeries and pharmaceutical interventions. The National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE), an activist group formed in 2003, released the preliminary analysis of the findings for its 2022 U.S. Trans Survey (USTS), which, for the most part, appear very positive for trans activists. “The U.S. Trans Survey is the largest survey of trans people, by trans people, in the United States,” said the survey’s website. The…

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President Joe Biden celebrated the Superbowl with a baffling post on one of his two official X accounts. [RELATED: Biden Lashes Out at Press, Suffers Memory Lapse While Denying Senility…] The ominous post shows President Biden standing in shadow, smiling with glowing red eyes. The post came with a single, enigmatic line of text. “Just like we drew it up,” said Biden. https://twitter.com/JoeBiden/status/1756888470599967000 The image description reads “Dark Brandon” — a call back to the common conservative quote “Let’s Go Brandon,” which has become synonymous with “F–K Joe Biden.” The post appears to be attempting to mock a small group…

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Maine Gov. Janet Mills (D) issued an Executive Order on Friday calling for hearings over allegations of misconduct against Oxford County Sheriff Christopher Wainwright (R) made earlier in the week by the Oxford County Commissioners. Gov. Mills executive order, as well as the complaint made by the commissioners, follows closely on reporting by the Bangor newspaper that revealed Wainwright improperly sold firearms from his offices evidence locker. In a Wednesday letter, Oxford County Commissioners asked Mills to remove Sheriff Wainwright, delivering a ten-page missive detailing various offenses committed by the sheriff. “The actions of the sheriff undermine his ability to…

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy replaced the Commander-In-Chief of all Ukrainian armed forces on Thursday following disputes. “The year 2024 can be successful for Ukraine only if we make effective changes in the basis of our defense, which is the Armed Forces of Ukraine,” said President Zelenskyy. The announcement did not come as a surprise, as Zelenskyy had previously signaled that he would remove Gen. Valery Zaluzhny from his position, despite the general’s popularity with the Ukrainian people and media. Zaluzhny was commonly referred to by both Ukrainian and Western media as the “iron general” and was largely credited with Ukraine’s…

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Multiple members of the European Union’s (EU) parliament have called for sanctions against Tucker Carlson following his interview with Russian President Vladimir Putin. [RELATED: Maine Man Interviews Russian President Vladimir Putin…] “Carlson wants to give a platform to someone accused of crimes of genocide—this is wrong,” said Estonian Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Urmas Paet. “Carlson is not being a real journalist since he has clearly expressed his sympathy for the Russian regime and Putin and has constantly disparaged Ukraine, the victim of Russian aggression,” MEP Paet said. Paet went on to suggest that Carlson could be issued a…

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Maine state legislators are continuing efforts to improve sexual assault kit testing in the state, as kits continue to go untested in backlogs throughout the country. “Yearly around 80 percent of kits sent out for testing collection and potentially containing evidence of sexual assault are going into what we refer to as a black hole,” said Tina Penitas, who previously served as chair of the Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner (SAFE) board. In the previous session, legislators passed a bill intended to begin a program to track sexual assault kits in the state. Now, the legislature is considering LD 2129, an…

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President Joe Biden has faced heavy criticism this week after he recounted a 2021 conversation he had with French President Francois Mitterand who died in 1996. Biden also forgot which country he was discussing, initially calling the late President Mitterand the leader of Germany. “And Mitterand, from Germany—I mean, from France looked at me and said—said, ‘You know, what—why—how long you back for,’” said President Biden. https://twitter.com/RaheemKassam/status/1754606767898849444 At a campaign event in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Sunday, Biden brought up the conversation with the dead man as he was pushing the common Democrat talking point which characterizes the January 6 protest…

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Former Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-California) has made staggering profits off of some suspect tech trading, according to her financial disclosures and a market analysis by Unusual Whales. [RELATED: Congressional Investments for 2023 Released Shows Huge Gains for Tech Investors, Suspicious Trades from Some…] Unusual Whales, a company that allows subscribers to see the flow of options trades in the stock market, has been tracking the trades of Members of Congress for years. Dozens of Members of Congress appear to have remarkably good luck or expert timing when it comes to making big money with unusual stock…

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A trans-identifying biological male is expected to dominate at the New Hampshire Division II championship track meet this Sunday, where he will be competing against girls. [RELATED: Ohio’s Legislature Bans Trans Procedures for Minors, Overriding GOP Governor’s Decision…] Maelle Jacques, a current Sophomore at Kearsarge Regional High School in Sutton, New Hampshire, became the subject of national controversy when he took away numerous first-place awards, with many parents calling his sweeping victories unfair since he was competing against girls. Officials at the government-run school and advocates for transgender ideology, however, defended letting Jacques compete against girls. “We believe that limiting…

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U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, (R-Ohio) took to X on Monday to reveal that the White House pressured Amazon to censor books that did not agree with the Biden Administration’s narrative on COVID-19, government lockdowns, and the mRNA shots produced by major pharmaceutical companies. [RELATED: Facebook Files: Biden Admin Pressured Company to Censor NY Post, Daily Wire, ‘Vaccine Negative’ Posts…] “Never-before-released internal emails subpoenaed by @JudiciaryGOP reveal that the Biden White House pressured Amazon to censor books that expressed views the White House did not approve of,” said Rep. Jordan on X. https://twitter.com/Jim_Jordan/status/1754637205773963625 Jordan released his findings in a lengthy, 16…

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New York resident Tyler Dean, 49, was sentenced on Monday for his role in the overdose deaths of a Rockland couple. [RELATED: Maine Wins $1.8 Million in Settlement to Help Combat Opioid Crisis…] In June, 2020, Dean, using a pseudonym, shipped a package containing fentanyl from his home near Schenectady, New York, via the United States Postal Service, to a married couple in Rockland. The couple who received the package both died of an overdose on the same day the package arrived. Neither victim was named by the U.S. Attorney’s Office. For his role in the deaths, Dean was sentenced…

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Last week, six pro-life activists were convicted following a peaceful protest outside a Tennessee abortion clinic, and now face up to 10.5 years in prison and devastating fines. [RELATED: Janet Mills Endorses Planned Parenthood-Backed Abortion Amendment to Maine Constitution…] “The persecution of Vaughn and his co-defendants clearly demonstrated the Biden Department of Justice’s forceful attempt to silence its ideological opponents,” said the Thomas More Society, the legal group that represented Paul Vaughan, one of the protestors. Vaughn, along with five others, was prosecuted after peacefully protesting outside the entrance to an abortion clinic in Mount Juliette, Tennessee in March 2021.…

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Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-Florida) announced last Thursday that Florida is willing to send a battalion, up to 1,000 soldiers, of the Florida National Guard as well as members of the newly established Florida State Guard to support Texas. [RELATED: Maine Republican Legislators Back Texas’ Right to Defend U.S.-Mexico Border…] “States have every right to defend their sovereignty, and we are pleased to increase our support to Texas as the Lone Star State works to stop the invasion across the border,” said Gov. DeSantis. Florida’s pledge comes after Gov. Greg Abbot (R-Texas) announced that Texas would defy the federal government’s order…

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Maine lawmakers are considering a bill to prohibit “unauthorized paramilitary training,” leading to concerns about 2nd Amendment rights, and difficulties for Maine firearm trainers. “This bill is a slippery slope, a solution looking for a problem,” said Joshua Raines, vice president of Gun Owners of Maine (GOME). The bill came as a response to a failed attempt by Neo-Nazi Chris Pohlhaus and former Democrat activist Fred Ramey to build a neo-Nazi compound in Springfield, Maine. [RELATED: Co-Owner of Neo-Nazi Compound in Northern Maine, a Former Democratic Activist, May Be Prohibited from Owning Firearms…] The bill, LD 2130, appears to target…

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President Joe Biden traveled to Michigan on Thursday to give a speech at the United Auto Workers (UAW) Union building after the Union’s president, Shawn Fain, issued an official endorsement for Biden. “We can stand up and elect someone who stands with us, or we can elect someone who will divide us and fight us every step of the way,” said Fain https://twitter.com/UAW/status/1750239283477184680 The trip, which was meant to celebrate the endorsement, saw Biden deliver an awkward speech as protestors outside revealed a critical split between the Democrat president and his base. During the speech, Biden defended the American manufacturing…

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Maine Attorney General (AG) Aaron Frey announced Friday that a coalition of AGs had reached a settlement with multinational marketing firm, Publicis Health, for its role in the national prescription opioid crisis. “Publicis worked to ensure that Purdue’s products ended up in more hands, addicting more of our citizens,” said AG Frey. “It made money off the opioid crisis we now face, and we are holding them accountable to pay for these harms.” The lawsuit was brought against Publicis by Colorado AG Phil Weiser, aided by the AGs of all 50 states, for the company’s role in marketing Purdue Pharma’s…

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The U.S. House of Representatives held a vote on Wednesday for a bill meant to bar terrorists who participated in the October 7 attack against Israel from entering the U.S. Two Democrats voted against the bill. “It’s just another GOP messaging bill being used to incite anti-Arab, anti-Palestinian, and anti-Muslim hatred that makes communities like ours unsafe,” said Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Michigan), who opposed the bill. The Bill H.R. 6679 “No Immigration Benefits for Hamas Terrorists Act” seeks to bar any members of the terrorist groups Hamas or Palestinian Islamic Jihad who in any way participated in the October 7…

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The majority of U.S. House Democrats opposed a bill that would prevent foreign nationals who have committed Social Security or identity fraud from entering the country, and allow those already in the country to be deported. [RELATED: Report Highlights Higher Welfare Use Among Households Headed by Illegal Immigrants with U.S.-Born Children…] “155 HOUSE DEMOCRATS — 75% OF THEIR CONFERENCE — JUST VOTED AGAINST DEPORTING CRIMINAL MIGRANTS WHO COMMIT SOCIAL SECURITY FRAUD AND ROB OUR SENIORS. VOTE THEM ALL OUT!” said former Donald Trump advisor Stephen Miller on X. https://twitter.com/stephenm/status/1752838626696728686?s=43&t=35ofDy7P66X_FjWPzvwxLg The bill, H.R. 6678, was introduced by Rep. Tom McClintock (R-California)…

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A Lewiston man, Mark Burns, 61, was sentenced on Tuesday after he pled guilty to charges of possession of sexually explicit material involving children under 12. “Chief Judge Jon D. Levy noted that Burns’ collection of child pornography was ‘immense.’ When imposing sentence, Judge Levy called the volume of Burns’ collection a ‘significant aggravating factor,’” said the U.S. Attorney’s office. Burns was investigated in April after police detected that an IP address corresponding to his computer had shared an explicit image of a child under the age of six. [RELATED: Maine State Police Cause Firestorm After “Predator Poachers” Sting Results…

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FBI Director Christopher Wray, appeared before the House Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) on Wednesday to testify about the threat of Chinese cyberattacks on American soil. “China’s multipronged assault on our national and economic security make it the defining threat of our generation,” said Wray “China’s hackers are positioning on American infrastructure in preparation to wreak havoc and cause real-world harm to American citizens and communities.” The Select Committee held its hearing, “The CCP Cyber Threat to the American Homeland and National Security,” at 11am, and included testimony from Wray as well as other cybersecurity experts. The…

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President Joe Biden approved Maine’s request for a federal disaster declaration on Tuesday, a move that follows the severe storms and flooding of December 17-21. [RELATED: FEMA Will Begin Assessing Maine Storm Damage Following Mills’ Tardy Request for Federal Aid…] “President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. declared that a major disaster exists in the State of Maine and ordered Federal assistance to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by a severe storm and flooding from December 17 to December 21, 2023,” said the White House press release. In December 2023, a severe storm struck the majority…

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On Monday, John Raymond, 36, was sentenced to 4 years in prison for his role in an attempted robbery of illegal drugs from a dealer. “Raymond, along with others, developed a plan to steal controlled substances from a Rangeley residence,” said the U.S Attorney’s office. In July of 2016, Raymond, along with Andre Muller, and Robert Holland, of New York , and Hector Munoz of Florida, with at least one other conspired to invade a home in Rangely, attempting to steal controlled substances from a drug-dealer’s house. Raymond began the plan by purchasing illegal drugs from the resident of the…

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The small town of Houlton is about to become one of the most surveilled communities on the U.S. border thanks to the police chief’s decision to install more surveillance cameras per-thousand residents than can be found in New York City. “Considering we live in a world of continuous video in many locations, I expect positive support from the public considering the objective,” said Timothy DeLuca, who is currently serving as both police chief and Houlton town manager. The new cameras were approved at a public hearing of the Houlton Town Council because their existing system was degrading. In written comments…

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According to an 80-page report published by the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) Inspector General, the White House’s private pharmacy for staffers facilitated a host of prescription drug abuses during both Democratic and Republican administrations. “Dr. [X] asked if I could hook up this person with some Provigil as a parting gift for leaving the White House,” said an unnamed former employee of the pharmacy. The employee said that, although he is unsure of proper medical procedure, it was common practice to distribute Provigil and Ambien, two controlled substances, without following proper procedure. Provigil is a stimulant popular with fighter…

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A new study from Definitive Healthcare shows that from 2018-2022 the number of people suffering from gender dysphoria in Maine increased 135 percent, with minors making up a fifth of that number. Although Definitive Healthcare has since taken down its report, U.K news outlet The Daily Mail preserved its data in an article. Maine’s massive increase in cases was far from being the worst in the country. Virginia saw a staggering 274 percent increase in gender dysphoria cases, with Indiana coming in second, with a 247 percent increase. Every state in the country except one saw growth in cases of…

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Ohio’s Republican legislature successfully passed a bill on Wednesday which bans sex change surgeries, including mastectomies and genital mutilation, for minors, despite opposition from the state’s Republican Governor. The Bill, HB 68, which bans permanent, irreversible surgery and drug treatment, such as puberty blockers, also prevents biological men from competing in women’s sports through the collegiate level. Gov. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio) initially vetoed the bill after it passed through the legislature with overwhelming support, claiming that the bill inhibited parental rights, and asserting that his veto was “pro-life.” [RELATED: Ohio’s Republican Governor Vetoes Bill Banning Genital Mutilation of Minors, Claiming…

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Maine’s Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (DIFW) released a statement yesterday encouraging people to sign up for its “Traps+Trails LGBTQAI+ Winter Outdoor Extravaganza.” “Folks of all identities, abilities, and experience levels are welcome to join us for a day of fun and learning in the Maine outdoors! Whether you are a part of the queer community or an outdoor ally, you’re invited,” said the DIFW in its posting for the event. The event is careful to avoid accusations of discrimination by opening the event to “ally’s” of the queer community, rather than just the LGBTQ people themselves, although it…

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A proposal to prohibit natural gas companies from installing new natural gas infrastructure for Maine homes has resurfaced in the second regular session for the legislature, a session typically reserved for emergency bills. The bill, LD 2077, was proposed by one of the Energy, Utilities, and Technology Committee’s chairs, Rep. Stanley Zeigler (D-Montville). The proposal would prevent natural gas companies from expanding infrastructure into new areas and force new customers in areas that already have infrastructure to pay the full cost of their home’s natural gas hookup. Beginning January 1, 2025, the Maine Public Utilities Commission would not be allowed…

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Mainers appeared in Augusta on Wednesday to defend their right to private property during a public hearing on a bill which would prevent the state from forcibly seizing private land for the construction of a high-power transmission line. [RELATED: Foreign Investors Will Reap 92 Percent of Profits from Aroostook County’s King Pine Wind Power Scheme…] The controversial transmission line, which is without a developer following LS Power’s decision to pull out of the project, would theoretically connect Massachusetts renewable energy customers to a proposed wind farm 92 percent owned by foreign investors. The project has previous had the backing of…

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Members of the Falmouth High School Football Team and their parents published a 41-page-long list of grievances against Coach John Fitzsimmons Tuesday as part of an ongoing campaign to remove the coach, which has thus far been ignored by the school’s ultra-woke superintendent. “We are not adequately coached for competition, and our safety is not prioritized. We players have attempted to make our voices heard on this matter for far too long. Too many players have quit in recent years and not enough will return this fall if you do not make changes to the team’s coaching leadership,” said Matthew…

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New Hampshire held its first-in-the-nation primary on Tuesday, following shortly after Iowa’s caucus declared for former Republican President Donald Trump with the largest margin of victory in the state’s history. [RELATED: Trump Wins Iowa Caucus, DeSantis Edges Out Narrow 2nd Place Finish Over Haley…] The New Hampshire primary was called for President Trump with only 18 percent of the vote counted, but his victory was not upset by further votes, with 54.5 percent supporting Trump compared with only 43.2 percent for Nikki Haley, after over 90 percent of the votes were counted. “What we saw tonight is America First defeating…

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A Lewiston man was killed Sunday night during a firefight with five police officers in Augusta. “Several officers fired upon by suspect at Northern Ave disturbance in Augusta Sunday night. A Capitol Police Officer was among those in the line of fire,” said the Maine Capitol Police on X. https://twitter.com/MECapitolPolice/status/1749481224790503732 The suspect, identified by the Office of the Maine Attorney General as the 22-year-old Liban S. Mohamed, was approached by police after reports that he was armed, and threatening residents near 132 Northern Ave, Augusta. Five police officers responded to the call, one from the Maine Capitol Police, and four…

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U.S. Sen. John Fetterman (D-Penn.) doubled down on his calls for a secure border despite receiving strong criticism from his party when he said that Democrats should engage with Republicans on border security in an interview with Politico last month. [RELATED: John Fetterman Once Again Breaks With His Party and Suggests That Democrats Should Engage With Republicans on the Border…] Fetterman spoke on the issue again in a recent interview with CNN. “I honestly don’t understand why it’s controversial to say we need a secure border,” said Sen. Fetterman. Fetterman continued to emphasize his support for legal immigration, pointing out…

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While in Canada for a UFC match, mixed martial artist Sean Strickland was asked by a Canadian reporter about his previous comments on LGBT issues, and he refused to approach the issue on the reporter’s terms. Instead, Strickland criticized the reporter, and doubled down on his criticism of transgenderism being pushed on children in school, decried Canada’s far left president Justin Trudeau for his harsh COVID lockdowns, and criticized the reporter himself for being a weak man. “Ten years ago to be trans was a mental f***ing illness,” said Strickland. “There are two genders. I don’t want my kids being…

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Maine’s Committee on Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry (ACF) failed to confirm the nomination of yet another member of the state’s Land Use Planning Committee (LUPC). The ACF met on Monday for a confirmation hearing intended to re-confirm Oxford County’s representative on the LUPC, Lee Smith. This followed a controversial meeting of the ACF on Jan. 8th, meant to be a simple confirmation hearing for Tom Dubois, Franklin County’s nominee for the LUPC, but which turned into an environmental debate about the Pickett Mountain Mine, a proposed metal mine in Maine’s unincorporated territories. [RELATED: Green Activists Block Franklin County LUPC Nomination…

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On Monday, the White House issued two statements commemorating what would have been the 51st anniversary of Roe V. Wade, a case which defined abortion as a constitutional right, had it not been overturned by the Supreme Court in 2022. [RELATED: Maine AG Backs Abortion Constitutional Amendment for “Persons Who Have a Uterus”…] “A year and a half ago, the Court made the extreme decision to overturn Roe and take away a constitutional right. As a result, tens of millions of women now live in states with extreme and dangerous abortion bans,” said President Joe Biden In the first statement, President Biden…

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Maine’s Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) announced Friday that it is automatically issuing money to anyone receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits who lived in areas affected by the devastating storms in mid-December. “Under a federal waiver approved on January 5, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefit recipients who live in storm-affected areas will automatically receive a replacement benefit totaling 60 percent of their December benefit this Saturday, January 13, 2024,” said Maine’s DHHS. Maine’s DHHS will use federal funding to give 60 percent of December benefits to all SNAP recipients who lived in areas affected by…

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At Tuesday’s meeting of Maine’s legislative council, Rep. Katrina Smith (R-Palermo) proposed a bill that would stop hostile foreign governments, and citizens of hostile nations from purchasing or developing agricultural land, mines, quarries, or timberland in Maine. “As is proven by current ownership of real property by Chinese nationals,” said Rep Smith, “We already have foreign countries wreaking havoc in our state, and we must put measures into place to protect our people and our industries.” [RELATED: Pennsylvania Senator John Fetterman Supports Banning China from Buying American Farmland…] Smith’s bill would have been similar to laws in Florida, Texas, and…

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At Tuesday’s meeting of Maine’s Legislative Council, committee member Trey Stewart (R-Aroostook) proposed a bill to protect the integrity of high school sports. “I guess we’re gonna have another year in Maine of boys competing in girls sports because of the Democrats,” said Sen. Stewart in an interview with The Maine Wire. The proposal “An Act to Ensure Equitable Treatment in High-School Sports,” would have established a third category in high-school sports, where biological males and females could compete together in an attempt to prevent males who identified as women from competing in women’s sports. Rep. Stewart’s proposal came as…

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At Tuesday’s meeting of Maine’s Legislative Council, Rep. Reagan Paul presented an emergency proposal for a resolution supporting Israel’s right to use decisive military force to defend itself against Hamas. “I believe that it is imperative for this legislative body to display their support for the people and nation of Israel, especially after the overt displays of antisemitism we’ve seen around the nation and in our own state,” said Rep. Paul Paul’s proposal would have issued a joint resolution in support of Israel, imitating the language of a similar resolution in support of Ukraine following the Russian invasion of that…

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During a town-hall campaign event in Windham NH, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced that he is dropping out of the GOP Republican presidential primary, shortly before the coming primary caucuses in Iowa. Though he never built much of a following as a candidate, Christie looked to use what little influence he has in Republican politics to take jabs at the frontrunner, former President Donald Trump, as well as establishment sweetheart Nikki Haley, the former Gov. of South Carolina. [RELATED: Chris Christie, Asa Hutchinson Fail to Meet Signature Requirement to Appear on Maine’s 2024 Republican Presidential Primary Ballot…] “I…

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At a hearing on Monday, Maine’s committee on Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry (ACF), held what was meant to be the simple confirmation hearing for Tom Dubois, the representative of Franklin County on the Land Use Planning Commission (LUPC). But Democratic lawmakers, acting at the behest of activists from the left-wing Natural Resources Council of Maine (NRCM) and other liberal nonprofits, turned Dubois’s confirmation into a proxy fight in their campaign to block economic development in northern Maine. “It turned into a dog-and-pony show over the Pickett Mountain,” said Franklin County Commissioner Bob Carlton in an interview with The Maine Wire.…

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An email exchange with the South Portland City Clerk and Registrar of Votes has revealed how easily non-citizens can vote in Maine. “The law does not require Registrars to check on the immigration status of any voter registration applicant as a matter of process for registering to vote,” said Clerk Emily Scully. A Maine Wire reader forwarded an email exchange with the South Portland clerk about the verification process for voter registration. Although the clerk was outlining the procedures followed in South Portland, the same rules apply to every Maine community. Maine requires people attempting to register to vote to…

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Employment data released last week by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics revealed record high levels of foreign-born workers participating in the American workforce, while native-born workforce participation has stagnated. “In 2022, foreign-born men were considerably more likely to be labor force participants (77.4 percent) than were their native-born counterparts (66.0 percent),” said the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The BLS highlighted the significant percentage increase in foreign born participation in the workforce, and the much greater percentage of non-native men participating in the workforce versus the percentage of native-born American men who entered the workforce. Only 66 percent…

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Maine’s taxpayer funded Permanent Commission on the Status of Racial, Indigenous and Tribal Populations (PCRITP) sponsored a hyper-woke webinar Tuesday night on “problematic” place names in Maine. “I know that white supremacist belief systems have shaped every turn in this state’s history,” said Erika Arthur, , a project coordinator at the University of Southern Maine’s Cutler Institute. “As a white settler person, I feel grateful for the opportunity to acknowledge these truths. And I take them as motivation to recommit each day to collaboration toward a world where all beings can thrive.” The event was hosted by Arthur and Meadow…

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On Wednesday, Gov. Janet Mills’ (D-Maine) spokesman Ben Goodman announced Gov. Mills’ opinion on the removal of former President Donald Trump from Maine’s ballot by Secretary of State Shenna Bellows. [RELATED: Bellows Boots Trump, Biden’s Top GOP Foe, from Maine’s Primary Ballot…] “The governor believes that the question of whether former President Trump violated the 14th Amendment is a question that must be answered by the courts, and she believes it should be done so nationally rather than in a piece-meal fashion state by state,” said Goodman. Mills’ criticized the efforts of Republicans to impeach Secretary Bellows for bias in…

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Christians in Nigeria are being slaughtered by Islamic terrorist groups, but the world, and Maine’s immigration services, remain largely unaware of the issue. “I have no specific idea about that,” said an employee of Maine Immigrant and Refugee Services (MEIRS), when asked what the organization was doing to help refugees from Nigeria. On Christmas, radical Muslims carried out a massacre on Nigerian Christians, killing 140 people, according to a report by Fox News. https://twitter.com/JohnnieM/status/1739773733106028946?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1739773733106028946%7Ctwgr%5E6c0ef306f98a899e2b9bbba7dab8afb3722362a6%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.foxnews.com%2Fworld%2Fworld-looks-other-way-christians-killed-sport-jihadists-nigeria The religious persecution of Christians has been going on in Nigeria for many years, and has led to the deaths of over 50,000 Christians since 2009.…

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The Maine State House was evacuated on the first day of its 2024 legislative session due to a bomb threat made via email against the State House and other capitol buildings across the country. “Capitol Police, State Police, Augusta Fire and Augusta Police investigating bomb threat at Maine State House. Maine is one of several states involved in a wide scale threat event,” said the Maine Capitol Police on X. https://twitter.com/MECapitolPolice/status/1742641704682037691 People inside the state house were told to leave or move into the neighboring Cross Office Building to wait as police investigated the threat. https://twitter.com/MENewsPhotog/status/1742636352603079044 The Federal Bureau of…

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Annual Congressional trading reports show that Congress has made huge returns on investments in 2023, along with making some suspicious trades. https://twitter.com/unusual_whales/status/1742207287966777673?s=20 The report, published by Unusual Whales, showed that many members of Congress who engaged in stock trading profited significantly in 2023. Some of these trades hint at corruption in Congress, with members of both parties gaining on trades in military companies shortly before the Israel-Hamas war broke out. “Numerous members in Congress traded war stocks before the Israel-Gaza-Palestine conflict,” said Unusual Whales. Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-New Jersey) received the best return on his war investments, profiting 16 percent,…

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Protestors gathered today outside the General Dynamics production facility in Saco Maine, complaining that the company is supplying Israel’s “genocide” in Gaza. “Genocide in Gaza is currently supported by General Dynamics. It supplies Israel with the artillery ammunition and bombs used to kill and maim civilians and children in Gaza–which is illegal collective punishment,” said Lisa Savage, organizer of the protest. https://twitter.com/sampfeifle/status/1742516449099288935?s=42&t=35ofDy7P66X_FjWPzvwxLg The protest comes in response to Israel’s war against the Hamas terrorist group in Gaza following their attacks on Israel on October 7, 2023. This protest marks the second time that pro-Hamas protestors have targeted General Dynamics, one…

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The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has recommended only six months in prison and a $500 fine for James Ray Epps who incited other January 6 protestors to enter the Capitol. “The government recommends that this Court sentence Defendant James Ray Epps, Sr. to six months incarceration, which is the high end of the applicable Sentencing Guidelines range of zero to six months,” said the DOJ. The sentence recommended by the DOJ is significantly less than the sentences issued for any other January 6 rioters, many of whom face multiple years in prison. Another rioter, Henry Tarrio, faces 22 years…

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The Maine Gun Safety Coalition (MGSC) is hosting a protest Wednesday morning at the Maine State House to pressure lawmakers to pass new restrictions on firearms, using the Oct. 25 mass shooting in Lewiston to reinvigorate a gun control agenda that has stalled under Democratic Gov. Janet Mills. “Mainers from across the state will descend on the State House in Augusta to demand that our legislators pass strong gun safety legislation in the legislative session that begins that day,” the MGSC said on its website. The protest, the Gun Safety Day of Action, is intended to convince the legislature to…

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Rep. Mike Soboleski (R-Philips) filed an official ethics complaint against Maine Secretary of State Shenna Bellows for failing to recuse herself from the decision on whether to bar Frmr. President Donald Trump from the ballot. [RELATED: Shenna Bellows Once Worked for Non-Profit Run by Portland Socialist Who Filed Trump Complaint…] “What occurred appears to be election interference of the highest order. It would seem that Secretary Bellows did not act ethically and instead did what was best for her preferred candidate and the Democratic Party instead of the voters of the state of Maine,” said Rep. Soboleski, in a letter…

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Maine’s Democratic lawmakers are headed to the Augusta Civic Center on Thursday for an all-day “Racial Equity Training” seminar. But first, Democratic House Majority Leader Rep. Maureen Terry (D-Gorham) and Assistant Leader Rep. Kristin Cloutier (D-Lewiston) have asked their caucus members to fill out an online survey disclosing their race, as well as whether they are “cisgender,” “genderfluid,” “two-spirit,” or one of the 13 other descriptors listed in the survey. [RELATED: Maine’s Speaker Proposes Bills to Educate Public on Hate and Bias, Give Illegal Immigrants Medicaid Benefits…] “Our specific goal with this seminar is to deepen our understanding of the…

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Gov. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio) vetoed a bill last week which would have outlawed sex change procedures and drugs for minors, and would have prevented biological males from competing in women’s sports. “This state has a compelling government interest in protecting the health and safety of its citizens, especially vulnerable children,” said the Ohio bill. Gov. DeWine disagreed. DeWine opposed the bill on the grounds that procedures which chemically or physically alter minors irreparably should be decided by doctors and parents, and should not be banned by the government. “Ohio would be saying that the state, that the government knows better…

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The City of Portland moved forward with the clean-up of the Casco Bay Bridge homeless encampment on Tuesday, a move that two city councilors compared last week The public sanitation effort comes one week after Portland City Counselors Anna Treverrow and Victoria Pelletier published an op-ed comparing the attitude of people who want to clear homeless encampments — where the Cumberland County District Attorney has said rapes, violent assaults, and robberies are common — to the views of Confederate General Robert E. Lee on black slaves. [RELATED: Portland City Officials Provide Update on 120-Tent, Rat-Infested Homeless Encampment Under Casco Bay…

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All but one of Maine’s U.S Congressional Delegation issued statements opposing Maine Secretary of State Shenna Bellows’ decision Thursday to remove former President Donald Trump from the 2024 Republican Primary ballot. Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) took the strongest stance against Bellows’ decision, arguing that the ruling should be overturned. “The Secretary of State’s decision would deny thousands of Mainers the opportunity to vote for the candidate of their choice, and it should be overturned,” said Collins on X. https://twitter.com/SenatorCollins/status/1740555952712192047 [RELATED: Bellows Boots Trump, Biden’s Top GOP Foe, from Maine’s Primary Ballot… U.S. Rep. Jared Golden (D-Maine), who previously voted to…

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Maine Secretary of State Shenna Bellows, who opted Thursday to block former President Donald Trump from the 2024 Maine GOP primary ballot, said in multiple media interviews afterward that she made an entirely “unbiased” judgement. But Bellows previous statements about Trump, many of the dripping with visceral disdain for the 45th president of the United States, along with her ties to national progressive groups and donors suggests otherwise. Bellows received tens of thousands of dollars from national progressive mega-donors and left-wing political groups in support of her doomed challenge to U.S. Sen. Susan Collins in 2014. She has since spoken…

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The socialist activist and former Portland mayor who filed an objection to former President Donald Trump’s ballot eligibility in Maine is using Secretary of State Shenna Bellows’ Thursday ruling to raise money for an alleged nonprofit organization. The activist, Ethan Strimling, has asked subscribers to the “Swing Hard, Turn Left” email list to contribute money to his efforts via Act Blue, but it’s unclear exactly where contributions to the link in that email will end up. The organization — “Swing Hard, Turn Left” — appears to have failed to file a Form 990 tax report with the IRS in recent…

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New York City Mayor Eric Adams (D), who bragged during his campaign about NYC being a “sanctuary” for illegal aliens, has issued an executive order requiring bus drivers bringing illegal immigrants into the city to give advance notice to officials. [RELATED: New York City to Distribute “Don’t Come Here” Fliers at Southern Border as Migrants Overwhelm Services…] “Over the past several months, thousands of asylum seekers have been arriving in New York City, from the Southern border, without having any immediate plans for shelter,” said Mayor Adams. “The City now faces an unprecedented humanitarian crisis that requires it to take…

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The Biden Administration has once again refused to provide independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. with protection from the U.S. Secret Service, which customarily provides security details to major candidates. The decision — the third time the Biden Administration has rejected the Kennedy campaign’s request for protection — comes as RFK, Jr. has faced multiple security threats. [RELATED: RFK: Scientists in 2014 Warned Fauci Would Cause Global Pandemic — Instead of Shutting Down, Fauci Moved His Research to China…] “Denied Secret Service again! It’s not just about me. It’s another example of weaponization of government against Biden’s political opponents.…

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The State of Maine has posted a hiring ad for a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) coordinator for the procurement division of the Bureau of Business Management, a division responsible for acquiring office supplies and interacting with contractors. “This critical position ensures Procurement’s commitment to utilizing diverse contractors that are representative of the communities we serve throughout Maine,” says the hiring ad. The new DEI hire will ensure that the state hires “diverse,” meaning non-white, contractors, and will review every vendor contract to ensure that it adheres to the policy on diversity and inclusion, which the new hire will help…

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The Maine Service Employees Association (MSEA), a branch of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), has negotiated for a significant pay-raise for its over 9,000 Maine state workers. “The new contracts cover over 9,000 workers in the union’s four Executive Branch bargaining units: Operations, Maintenance and Support Services; Administrative Services; Professional-Technical Services; and Supervisory Services,” said the MSEA. The new contracts are the result of union negotiations with Gov. Janet Mills’ administration, in which the union complained that pay raises for government workers rose more slowly than private sector wages. The new contracts fall far short of what MSEA bosses…

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