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June 10th 2014 Election Results: Lithgow, TIF in Norridgewock, Poliquin, Cain are Winners

Augusta residents approved a bond to expand and renovate Lithgow Library Tuesday. According to the KJ, Voters approved a proposal to borrow $8 million to nearly triple the size of the city’s historic public library by a vote of 2,153 to 461, an 82 % margin of victory...

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Christie and LePage (screen grab)
Christie and LePage (screen grab)

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie Stumps for Paul LePage [Video]

Governor Paul LePage and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie aren't exactly two peas in a pod but they do have a lot in common. They're both Republican governors from primarily Democratic states and they both say things without sugarcoating them, which angers many people. Speaking of sugar, they could both stand to drop a few pounds....but couldn't we all :-)

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The Internet Reacts to the Government Shutdown

Congress couldn't get it together enough to agree on something, and now foreign tourists are going to miss their one chance to see the Statue of Liberty. The government has shut down (mostly)!

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Clever Device to Stamp Messages on Money Wins at Common Ground Fair [VIDEO]

Ben Cohen of Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream fame was at the Common Ground Fair in Unity this weekend with his Amend-O-Matic machine which stamps messages on currency that take a hard swipe money in politics!

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‘Vita Coco’ Video Shows Maine Senate Candidate Doing Samba

His name is Eric Brakey, a New Gloucester resident, Republican and professional actor who recently announced his candidacy for state Senate District 15.  In the video he is the guy in the red speedo dancing in front of the mirror with the maracas. Eric is an actor and this is an ad for coconut water. But some are trying to use this against him in his campaign.

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School Zone at Fairview on Minot Ave

Auburn School Budget Goes to Voters Tomorrow, Please Vote

I am not writing this to tell you how to vote by any means, but to say how important this is to you if you live in Auburn (or any other town for that matter.) Tomorrow, Auburn votes on the school budget. The city is looking for a 6.9% increase over last year to make the budget for the 2013-2014 school year $38.4 million. The state is supplying a little over $760,000, but it would mean an increase in property taxes.

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4-Year-Old Mayor Is the Cutest Politician You Will Ever See

Experience isn’t always the most important qualification for a politician. Sometimes dimples work just fine.

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Why Liking Something on Facebook Isn’t As Helpful As You Think

If you think you're saving the world by liking a page on Facebook, UNICEF Sweden has got some news for you -- you're not. Liking a page is a great way to keep informed about a charity or cause, but unless it's part of a specific campaign, it doesn't actually do much good...

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus Hung Out With Joe Biden For a Day and It Was Awesome [PHOTO, AUDIO]

Julia Louis-Dreyfus plays the Vice President on TV, and she got to meet the guy who plays him in real life.

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Senator Mitch McConnell Thought Ashley Judd Was Just a Big Old Bag of Crazy [AUDIO]

Ashley Judd backed out of her potential campaign for Senate in the state of Kentucky, but it's not like her opposition was worried.

New audio leaked of Mitch McConnell mocking Judd's mental health history with his staff, because, well, he's clearly a class act.

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