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Got Power? The EMP Threat Grows With Iran’s Nuclear Capabilities [Complete Audio Interview]

"The American people are being lied to...."

That is a statement that sends a shiver down my spine every time it's spoken.

Thirty plus years ago, I was an idealistic young woman who chose to pursue the career of journalism. My understanding of the career, at that time, was rooted in a deep respect for the U.S. Constitution. (I'm eternally grateful to my high school History and American Government teachers)

I suppose there was a little romanticism thrown in too for good measure, because I saw the role of a journalist falling some where between Under Dog and Superman. You know, protecting the American people from the tyranny of the rich and powerful, that 'Truth, Justice, and the American Way' sort of thing.

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Penobscot County Chief Deputy Troy Morton to Run For Sheriff

The Maine Sheriff's Association's 'Manager of the Year' announced his candidacy for the office of Sheriff today. Chief Deputy Troy Morton is running for the post currently held by Sheriff Glenn Ross, who, earlier this month, announced his intent to retire at the end of the year. Ross is one of several sheriffs who have made the decision to retire.

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Maine State Capitol. Photo, Susan Patten, Townsquare Media
Maine State Capitol. Photo, Susan Patten, Townsquare Media

LePage Administration Releases Medicaid Report

The LePage administration on Friday released the much-anticipated "Alexander Report," which the governor claims shows widespread abuse of the state's welfare system.

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Photo, Stand Up America

The ‘No Confidence’ Battle Plan [Poll]

There's a war of sorts raging that you probably won't hear much about on the evening news.

As frustration with political agendas grows in this country, and approval ratings for both Congress and President Barack Obama are at an all time low, more and more people say they feel helpless.

Even though our elected officials are supposed to represent "the people" many say they're not sure what they can do personally to change direction in Washington.

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Former Iranian Revolutionary Guard says More Sanctions, Not Less [Audio]

"I think we just created a situation where war is more likely than before."

It's a chilling statement that doesn't come from a politician or political pundit, rather a man who worked as a member of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, and served this country by providing information for the CIA.

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Maine Senator Calls for Repeal of Affordable Healthcare Act [Video]

Mainers are not happy, and they're letting their Congressional representatives know it by phone calls and emails.

Constituents reaching out to U.S. Senator Susan Collins say they're upset with the impact the Affordable Healthcare Act, otherwise known as Obamacare, is having on them personally, and their businesses.

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Governor Declares Civil Emergency

Below is a press release issued by the Office of the Governor for the State of Maine, Paul LePage.

With the federal shutdown now into its second week, Governor Paul R...

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Category: Local News, Maine, Politics

Shutdowns + Vendor Changes the Subject of Acadia National Park Forum

Acadia National Park has made headlines as of late and the public has a chance to express their thoughts and concerns with three groups tomorrow night in an Acadia National Park Forum...

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Discount at Farmers’ Markets Offered to Furloughed Federal Employees

Food and Medicine of Brewer is helping furloughed government workers provide food for their families. The temporary program will offer discounts at three area Farmers' Markets, for the duration of the government shutdown.

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It May Be Open Enrollment Day but Websites Aren’t Cooperating

Well it's the moment that's been heralded by some, and deeply criticized by others; the roll out of the new affordable health insurance options as part of the Affordable Health Care Act, also known as Obamacare.

At this point in time however it would appear as though Obamacare has suffered a huge "crash" as the government run websites that are designed to enroll people across the country starting today, are not working.

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