Age of Jackson: Crash Course US History #14

In which John Green teaches you about the presidency of Andrew Jackson. So how did a president with astoundingly bad fiscal policies end up on the $20 bill? That’s a question we can’t answer, but we can tell you how Jackson got to be president, and how he changed the country when he got theContinue reading “Age of Jackson: Crash Course US History #14”

Maine police officers who beat porcupines to death while on duty sentenced to jail time

Two former Rockland officers were sentenced Thursday for beating porcupines to death on several different occasions while on duty. Addison Cox, 28, of Warren, and Michael A. Rolerson, 31, of Searsmont, were sentenced in Knox Superior Court on misdemeanor charges of cruelty to animals and night hunting, according to court documents. Both officers pleaded guilty.Continue reading “Maine police officers who beat porcupines to death while on duty sentenced to jail time”

11 arrested as standoff involving group of armed men on I-95 in Massachusetts comes to end

Shelter in place lifted in surrounding communities A shelter-in-place order for two Massachusetts communities has been lifted after a standoff between law enforcement and a group of armed individuals on Interstate 95 came to an end with 11 men in custody, according to authorities. The standoff, which lasted for nearly 9 hours Saturday morning, causedContinue reading “11 arrested as standoff involving group of armed men on I-95 in Massachusetts comes to end”

Ex-Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, now a Mainer, marched on the Capitol on Jan. 6

The former Californian, who’s been called ‘Putin’s favorite congressman,’ confirmed he was at the march to protest the ‘stolen election’ but said he urged fellow protesters not to storm the Capitol. Dana Rohrabacher, the former California representative who earned the moniker “Putin’s favorite congressman” for his coziness with Russian President Vladimir Putin and moved toContinue reading “Ex-Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, now a Mainer, marched on the Capitol on Jan. 6”

Feds investigating alleged scheme to illegally finance Collins’ re-election bid

The FBI is investigating what it describes as a massive scheme to illegally finance Sen. Susan Collins’ 2020 reelection bid, Axios has learned. What’s happening: A recently unsealed search warrant application shows the FBI believes a Hawaii defense contractor illegally funneled $150,000 to a pro-Collins super PAC and reimbursed donations to Collins’ campaign. There’s no indication that CollinsContinue reading “Feds investigating alleged scheme to illegally finance Collins’ re-election bid”

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