Monthly Archives: December 2013

14 bolder predictions for Maine politics in 2014

Recently, Republican BDN blogger and columnist Matt Gagnon made 14 “bold” predictions for 2014. While some were legitimately bold, such as Democratic state Rep. Brian Bolduc resigning, Republicans taking back the state Senate, and the state unemployment rate falling by another point (thank you Obama!), others were a bit wanting. Claiming LePage will win the […]

Get ready for one doozy of a political year

Ethan: We are about to enter one mama of a political year. Legislative battles for control of the State House. Two doozy primaries for Maine’s congressional seat. And a trifecta of legit candidates for governor! Phil: “One mama?” “Two doozies?” “A trifecta?” Are you back in NYC for the holidays? Let me help you express […]

Congress passes a budget! Are pigs flying?

Political analysts Phil Harriman and Ethan Strimling stopped in this morning to talk politics. Congress looks like it will pass a budget today that will prevent the government from shutting down. What’s with the quick to compromise attitude all of a sudden? And Governor Paul LePage has submitted welfare reform bills that the legislature has […]