Tag Archives: shutdown

LePage reflects on shutdown, predicts another, in weekly address

In his weekly address, released today, Gov. Paul LePage looked back at the shutdown, and said it isn’t a question of whether leaders in D.C. will fail again, but when. An excerpt: “Sadly, the politicians in Washington, D.C. accomplished absolutely nothing during the 16-day shutdown. They have set the stage for another shutdown, but we […]

LePage says federal government shutdown is reason not to expand Medicaid

It’s unclear just how long the federal government shutdown will continue, but while it does, it will provide rhetorical fodder for elected officials and pundits of all political stripes. The shutdown is like a giant beltway Rorschach test; Politicians project whatever they want onto it. For example: Gov. Paul LePage and House Speaker Mark Eves […]

Snowe: I no longer recognize Republican Party

I saw this clip circulating Facebook today and thought I’d share: Speaking to CNN Newsroom’s Ashleigh Banfield on Tuesday morning, former Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, said “extreme” elements within her party have made it unrecognizable from the one she joined many years ago. Snowe said people she spoke with were “disgusted” by the government shutdown, and […]