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The Making of Paul LePage

Governor Paul LePage generated more controversy and negative press in his first year in office than most Maine politicians do in their entire careers.
Part One: Escaping Poverty; or, the Horatio Alger Years
By COLIN WOODARD  |  January 13, 2012
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Break time

Summer's here, and everybody needs a break. Even Governor Paul LePage seems to be taking a holiday from the hard work of keeping his mouth shut in public.
Gubernatorial Scorecard
By PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF  |  August 12, 2011
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The quiet man

Governor Paul LePage has, perhaps unexpectedly, refrained from loudly saying stupid things over the past month or so, since GOP legislators confronted him and told him he was a problem child.
Gubernatorial Scorecard
By PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF  |  June 03, 2011
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How the GOP rammed through huge changes in Maine’s health-care system

When Governor Paul LePage boarded a plane for an unscheduled Jamaican vacation in early April, Maine moderates and progressives breathed a sigh of relief.
Republicans unleashed
By COLIN WOODARD  |  June 03, 2011

Letting our imaginations run wild

There was a priceless article in last week's Portland Press Herald about the "Platter Ensemble," a new "invention" — a slotted plate that fits over a deep-dish platter in order to catch the juices that sometimes squirt out of a freshly cracked lobste
Patent pending
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  May 20, 2011
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Review: Mark Marchesi's ''Slack Water'' at the SPACE Gallery

In his exhibition "Slack Water," Mark Marchesi wisely doesn't overindulge. Instead, he uses brilliant, energetic photographs to tell the story of the present-day Portland waterfront.
Meandering around Portland’s gritty waterfront
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  April 29, 2011


My nightmare, too

It is about time this state changed and LePage is doing everything he can to get this state out of the Dumpster.
Letters to the Portland editor, April 2, 2011
By PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS  |  March 26, 2011

Hating the government you lead

The Augusta Civic Center lobby swarmed with soldiers, security guards, legislators, lobbyists, and Republican ladies in nice dresses with "Volunteer" badges.
LePage's inauguration
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  January 14, 2011