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Maine Gov. Paul LePage's candor fuels controversy — but he's not backing down

Maine Gov. Paul LePage's candor fuels controversy — but he's not backing down

Maine Gov. Paul LePage — who has compared the Internal Revenue Service to the Gestapo, called the NAACP a "special interest" and joked to a political cartoonist's son that he'd like to shoot the father — has never been one to mince words. In the latest controversy, he's sticking to that strategy. Opponents accuse LePage of improperly threatening to pull discretionary state funding for a foundation that helps at-risk children if it hired Democratic House Speaker Mark Eves as director in June. The foundation's board quickly revoked the job offer. "Yeah, I did," the two-term Republican governor told local media. "If I could, I...

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