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Trump’s Agriculture secretary pick Sonny Perdue once prayed for rain to solve Georgia’s drought

10 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

In November 2007, Sonny Perdue, then Governor of Georgia, made headlines when he stood on the steps of the state Capitol in Atlanta to lead a prayer for rain. Georgia was in a severe drought, and Atlanta’s main water supply, Lake Lanier, was at record low levels. “Our Father, we acknowledge our...

Cheers and Jeers: Thursday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Final Answer As Barack Obama wraps up his eighth year in office, it's time once again for each of us to ask the perennial question: "How will I know if he was a great president…or a broken one?" An Oval...Show More Summary

Cuomo Tells Trump Loss of U.S. Funds Would Hurt New York

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said after meeting with Donald Trump that his main message was that their home state relies on federal support in key areas.

PDVSA Terminal 'recovering' after Oil Spill

Shipping operations at one of three docks of Venezuela's main crude exporting port have "recovered" after a "minor" oil spill occurred over the weekend, state oil company PDVSA said on Wednesday, without saying how big the spill was. A spill…

Cheers and Jeers: Wednesday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Bigly Blast from the Past Trackdown was a TV series that ran from 1957-59, and took place in the fictional Texas town of Porter following the Civil War. The great Robert Culp plays Ranger and de facto Sheriff Hoby Gilman. Show More Summary

We Need a Robust Transatlantic Alliance

Europe and the US face three main challenges together As the new Congress convened and Donald Trump is about to become the new President of the United States, it is important that the US and Europe focus on the challenges facing us. During...Show More Summary

Cheers and Jeers: Tuesday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Nifty, Nifty, Look Who’s [Redacted]! Michelle Obama is the ninth First Lady I've known (well, not personally, but a boy can dream), and we have a lot in common. She's a wife, a mom, a lawyer and a strong advocate for our veterans. Show More Summary

Istanbul nightclub suspect ‘trained in Afghanistan’

3 days agoNews : The Raw Story

The main suspect in the Istanbul New Year’s Eve nightclub attack is an Uzbek national who trained in Afghanistan and was operating on behalf of the Islamic State militant group (ISIS), according to the city’s governor. Istanbul Governor Vasip Sahin said at a Tuesday press conference that the...

The Jazz Age: One of the Happiest Periods for Women

The Jazz Age was a period in the 1920s, ending with the Great Depression, in which jazz music and dance styles became popular, mainly in the United States, but also in Britain, France and elsewhere.  The Jazz Age is often referred to...Show More Summary

Samsung to state obvious: Batteries were the main cause behind Note 7 fires

Closing the final chapter of the hottest story of 2016. A source familiar with Samsung's investigation into the exploding Note 7 issue says the South Korean tech giant has concluded that batteries were to blame for the spontaneous combustions that led to two recalls and the ultimate demise of the flagship device, Reuters reports. Show More Summary

Cheers and Jeers: Monday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Monday Margaret and Helen Blogging The blogosphere's feistiest octogenarians react to the illegitimate (emoluments, anyone?) president-elect's abuse of his 140-character bully pulpit following the Golden Globes: Margaret, I decided to stop feeling sorry for myself and rejoin the world again. Show More Summary

After Aleppo: The State of Syria

Click here for reuse options! The frustration of the extremists will not produce an easy end to this conflict. The Syrian Arab Army now controls Aleppo, which means that the Syrian government once more is in charge of the main population centres in the country. Show More Summary

Cheers and Jeers: Rum and Coke FRIDAY!

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… C&J Annual Fundraiser: Last Day! I never imagined when I started writing C&J out of sheer Dilbert-like boredom 13 years ago that it would grow to be what it is today---a mental pressure-relief valve for...Show More Summary

Trump, L. L. Bean, and the Peculiar Politics of Maine

The state of Maine has carved out a peculiar place in American political life in recent years. Governor Paul LePage, who has served since 2011, is a Republican known for making inflammatory remarks, denouncing Hillary Clinton, and blacklisting news organizations that anger him, tendencies that may currently sound familiar. Show More Summary

Nintendo Switch Launches March 3 at $299.99

Nintendo announced that the new Nintendo Switch system will launch worldwide on March 3, 2017 at a suggested retail price of $299.99 in the United States. The system will include the main console, Joy-Con (L) and Joy-Con (R) controllers, a Joy-Con grip (to which two Joy-Con are attached and used as one controller), a set...

Grandmas Start New Grandmothers for Abortion Group to Promote Aborting Grandkids

A group of elderly women wearing yellow T-shirts with the word “GRR!” splashed across the front gained public attention recently at the Maine state Capitol as they advocated for abortion, the Free Press reports. GRR! stands for “Grandmothers for Reproductive Rights.” The group seeks to educate women at the local level about the pro-abortion agenda, […]

Nintendo Switch - official launch press release, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe coming in April

TOKYO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nintendo announced today that the new Nintendo Switch system will launch worldwide on March 3, 2017 at a suggested retail price of $299.99 in the United States. The system will include the main console, Joy-ConShow More Summary

Cheers and Jeers: Thursday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Confused About All This Russia Business? The animators at TomoNews break it down. Youuuuuu...might want to wear raingear: x YouTube Video By the way, I watched Trump’s presser yesterday morning with the sound turned off because Kellyanne Conway told me to focus not on his words but what's in his heart. Show More Summary

Cheers and Jeers: Wednesday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Questions that should be asked of Trump at his press conference: » What the fuck is wrong with you? » Have you paid your 25 million-dollar fine yet for swindling all those working-class Americans via your Trump...Show More Summary

Local Officials to Invest $25,000 to Battle Maine Pike’s York Toll Plaza Plans

Seacoastonline.com reports, “Members of Think Again burst out in applause Monday night after selectmen agreed to take $25,000 from their contingency account to prepare to take on the Maine Turnpike Authority at an upcoming state hearing...Show More Summary

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