Quantcast
Connect with us

Rachel Maddow reveals how badly Mainers want Tea Party Gov. LePage to quit — ASAP

Published

on

Rachel Maddow shares the results of a Freedom of Information Act request on June 29, 2016. (MSNBC)

While Donald Trump thinks of Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) as being “well-respected,” Rachel Maddow said on Wednesday, that should be taken with a grain of salt.

As proof, she produced evidence that nearly 2,000 Mainers called LePage’s bluff after he said last summer that instead of being impeached, he would just resign if residents said that’s what they wanted — and that was just within a month.

ADVERTISEMENT

“You have requested the opinion of the Maine people in regards to you resigning as the governor of the state,” one message stated. “My opinion is a very strong YES. Thank you for allowing me to express my choice.”

Maddow said that the 1,800 or so messages she produced — many of them stacked on her desk — covered just the first 30 days after LePage’s remark last August. It took the governor’s office nearly nine months to even provide that much in response to a Freedom Of Information Act request for all of the messages telling him to quit during that time.

“Thank you, Freedom Of Information Act,” Maddow said as she grabbed one batch of messages. “Thank you, people of Maine for being polite and mostly not obscene in your epic tide of instant disapproval that you expressed directly to your governor when he asked you what you thought.”

Watch Maddow share her findings, as aired on Wednesday, below.

ADVERTISEMENT


Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

Asymptomatic coronaagvirus sufferers lose antibodies sooner: study

Published

on

Asymptomatic coronavirus sufferers appear to lose detectable antibodies sooner than people who have exhibited Covid-19 symptoms, according to one of the biggest studies of its kind in Britain published on Tuesday.

The findings by Imperial College London and market research firm Ipsos Mori also suggest the loss of antibodies was slower in 18–24 year-olds compared to those aged 75 and over.

Overall, samples from hundreds of thousands of people across England between mid-June and late September showed the prevalence of virus antibodies fell by more than a quarter.

The research, commissioned by the British government and published Tuesday by Imperial, indicates people's immune response to Covid-19 reduces over time following infection.

Continue Reading

2020 Election

Early voting to be hit by heavy rain and flooding as Hurricane Zeta barrels towards the Gulf Coast

Published

on

Hurricane Zeta is expected to make landfall near Louisiana's border with Mississippi on Wednesday evening as campaigns work to get supporters to the polls and convince any undecided voters to back their candidate.

"Hurricane conditions and life-threatening storm surge are possible along portions of the northern Gulf Coast on Wednesday, and Storm Surge and Hurricane Watches are in effect," the National Hurricane Center warned.

"Between Tuesday night and Thursday, heavy rainfall is expected from portions of the central Gulf Coast into the southern Appalachians and Mid-Atlantic states near and in advance of Zeta. This rainfall will lead to flash, urban, small stream, and minor river flooding," the center explained.

Continue Reading
 

Breaking Banner

Brett Kavanaugh caught lying in SCOTUS opinion against voting access during the pandemic: report

Published

on

Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh on Monday voted that 2020 elections ballots in Wisconsin can only be counted if received by Election Day.

Kavanaugh issued his own concurring opinion, where he suggested that state courts should be barred from protecting voting rights.

Kavanaugh also made a mistake of fact.

Sam Levine, a voting rights reporter for the Guardian, noted Kavanaugh was inaccurate in his concurring opinion.

Continue Reading
 
 
Democracy is in peril. Invest in progressive news. Join Raw Story Investigates for $1. Go ad-free. LEARN MORE