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    The Ballad of Paul LePage

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    On today's BradCast, Maine's Republican Governor Paul LePage is melting down.

    We've been reporting on the two-term, 'Tea Party' dimwit for years, describing him variously as both the nation's dumbest Governor and the worst in history. But now, at the seeming climax of a months-long saga concerning racist comments by LePage, a threatening and obscene voicemail he recently left for a Democratic state lawmaker, comments about shooting that lawmaker in the head and, this week, an apparent emergency intervention by GOP state legislators, the possibility of resignation — or, perhaps, mental breakdown — is seeming likelier by the minute.

    We cover that insane story today, how this loon became a two-term Governor in the first place in an otherwise not-insane state (hint: you can thank third party challengers), and how, even after all of the years of LePage's various embarrassments, Donald Trump has said this month that he'd be delighted to consider the Maine Governor for a role in his White House cabinet!

    Then, Apple owes $14.5B in back taxes in Europe, but it could cost the U.S.; One county official in Colorado is standing up to a major coal company in bankruptcy to force them to pay what they owe in taxes; Desi Doyen joins us for an unusually uplifting Green News Report; and, finally, closing the circle on today's show, how some residents of an impoverished area of Maine (LePage voters, no doubt) tried to block a land grant and millions of dollars to the local community in order to prevent President Obama from establishing a new national monument in that portion of the Maine North Woods.

    You can find Brad's previous editions here.

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    tax the rich, corporate greed, Economy, US elections, injustice, tax evasion, 2016 Election, 2016 US Presidential Run, Tea Party, Apple, European Union, Paul LePage, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Tim Cook, Barack Obama, Maine, Colorado, United States, Hawaii, Ireland
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