Friday Tidbits/ Open Thread

Posted on May 11, 2012. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: |

Good morning.

A few local stories first:

Expect that the battle in the Legislature over the GOP’s budget plans to dominate the news when lawmakers reconvene next week.

Mike Tipping wrote about “dirty tricks” at last weekend’s Maine Republican Convention.

Women for Obama officially launched their Maine campaign yesterday, with events in Bangor and Portland.

Former Brewer mayor and legislator Dick Ruhlin has passed away.

Now some national stories:

Mitt Romney now claims not to remember the bullying incident that the Washington Post reported yesterday, but apologized anyways:

“Back in high school, I did some dumb things,” Romney said during a radio interview Thursday morning. “And if anyone was hurt by that or offended, obviously I apologize for that.”

Perhaps he will remember his bullying as Governor.

The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, headed by Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) will be holding hearings on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) on June 12.

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews and Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) took longtime gay rights opponent Tony Perkins to task hard on last night’s show:

An open thread.

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