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  • Oh good: McCain, Graham and Collins save Obama's insane methane regulation

    05/11/2017 9:30:24 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/11/17 | Dan Calabrese
    Methane Mavericks! John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Susan Collins are liberals. You understand that, right? They are not moderates. They’re liberals. But wait! You want to defend McCain because he was a prisoner of war and he put Sarah Palin on the map. Stop. Just stop. He may vote with his Republican colleagues on occasion when it’s politically easy for him to do so, but when it comes to the big questions, McCain is a liberal. That’s why he refuses to support eliminating the filibuster on legislation, because it would take away Chuck Schumer’s ability to stop the Republican agenda.
  • Senate rejects repeal of Obama drilling rule

    05/10/2017 12:24:28 PM PDT · by fision · 104 replies
    Three Republicans joined Senate Democrats on Wednesday to reject an effort to overturn an Obama administration rule limiting methane emissions from oil and natural gas drilling. Only 49 senators voted to move forward with debate on legislation to undo the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) rule, short of the 51 votes needed.   Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham (S.C.), Susan Collins (Maine) and John McCain (Ariz.) joined all 48 members of the Democratic caucus in rejecting the resolution under the Congressional Review Act (CRA). 
  • Sen. Collins Leaning Toward Constitutional Option

    04/04/2017 4:17:54 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 4, 2017 | Ken Klukowski
    WASHINGTON—Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) signaled she might vote for the constitutional option to confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, which would make her the second member of the Gang of 14 to do so, and move Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) one vote closer to the 50 that he needs to make it happen. Last week Collins said Gorsuch was “unquestionably qualified” for the Supreme Court, and that by trying to filibuster President Trump’s chosen successor to Antonin Scalia, Senate Democrats were “playing politics with judicial nominees,” damaging the Senate as an institution and in the eyes...
  • Homeland Security Rationing Ammo to Agents in the Field

    03/13/2017 1:53:31 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 36 replies
    WND ^ | March 12 2017 | STEVE PEACOCK
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says it possesses a “limited amount” of 9mm bullets for agents in the field as well as for training purposes, and it is rationing its ammunition based on internal requests until it can award a new contract. [ ] The apparent role poor planning, or another agenda, played in the issue came to light when ICE said it would have run out of 9mm ammo by June 2017 in the absence of a modified contract with its supplier, Vista Outdoor Inc. So, the agency last month approved a $363,307 ceiling increase to contract No. HSCEMS-11-D-00002....
  • Republican US senator: I'm open to subpoena of Trump's taxes [Susan Collins]

    02/22/2017 5:10:55 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 54 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 22, 2017 6:54 PM EST | Patrick Whittle
    U.S. Sen. Susan Collins said on Wednesday she’s open to using a subpoena to investigate President Donald Trump’s tax returns for potential connections to Russia. Collins, a Republican who has served as a U.S. senator from Maine since 1997, sits on the Senate Intelligence Committee, which is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election. She appeared on Maine Public Radio to talk about issues including the investigation. Collins was asked if the committee would subpoena Trump, who’s also a Republican. She said she hopes for “voluntary cooperation” but is open to using a subpoena if necessary. …
  • Senators, Murkowski & Collins better vote "Affirmative" for Ms. Devos!!!

    02/07/2017 6:58:19 AM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 26 replies
    Short & Sweet: Senators, Lisa Murkowski & Susan Collins had better cast their votes, today, in the "AFFIRMATIVE" in support of Ms. Devos to become Trumps, Education Secretary!!! Fact: The left-wing, liberal, Democrat "Teacher Unions" have destroyed the effectiveness of the "Public School" system in the USA!!! These two nutcases, best be brought into line by Mitch McConnell...today!!!
  • Healthcare Expert: GOP Senators’ Obamacare Replacement Plan Expands Taxpayer Funding of Abortions

    02/03/2017 9:41:17 AM PST · by detective · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2 Feb 2017 | Dr. Susan Berry
    An experienced healthcare policy researcher observes that the Obamacare “replacement” plan put forward by Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) not only would allow for taxpayer funding of abortion, but would actually expand its funding over that provided in the original Obamacare law. Writing at The Federalist, Christopher Jacobs, founder and CEO of the Washington, D.C.-based Juniper Research Group, says the Patient Freedom Act (PFA) sends a “strikingly different message” from that demonstrated in House Republicans’ recent approval of the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2017.
  • Two Republican senators say they aren’t committed to voting for Betsy DeVos on Senate floor

    01/31/2017 4:54:54 PM PST · by saywhatagain · 47 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 31, 2017 | Valerie Strauss
    Two Republican senators — Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska — said Tuesday they are not yet committed to voting for Michigan billionaire Betsy DeVos for U.S. education secretary on the Senate floor. It was the first time that any Republican senators said they might not vote for President Trump’s nominee, the most polarizing education secretary nominee in the department’s history.
  • Collins' support of Sessions draws protests

    01/10/2017 11:34:19 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 11 replies
    WMTW-TV ^ | Jan 10, 2017
    Sen. Susan Collins support of President-elect Donald Trump's attorney general pick, Sen. Jeff Sessions, drew protests at her Maine offices on Tuesday.
  • The Republicans who could cause trouble for Donald Trump's agenda

    01/02/2017 8:43:00 AM PST · by kevcol · 43 replies
    CBS news ^ | January 2, 2017 | Emily Schultheis
    Unless he encounters substantial opposition, that is. Mr. Trump may have both houses of Congress under GOP control, but it’s a narrow 52-to-48 majority in the Senate -- meaning even just a few rogue GOPers could keep Trump-led legislation from passing. . . . Here are some of the people in the Republican Party who could throw a wrench in Mr. Trump’s plans: Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona)
  • Rep. Chris Collins Becomes Most Popular Member On House Floor

    12/02/2016 9:26:41 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 8 replies
    “ He’s having fun with it,” said the aide, who recalled how much the House “Trump caucus” has grown from five or six members when Collins first launched it to another meeting this week where 50 members appeared who had never been there before. (Snip) A few Democrats have also slipped Collins their resumes as well. “I think there are a handful of Democrats that are interested in working in the administration. As we’ve seen Donald Trump is being very strategic with whom those Democrats are. They’re senators in very Republican states...”
  • Republican Sen. Susan Collins won’t vote for Donald Trump

    08/08/2016 7:05:34 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 102 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 8, 2016 | Victor Morton
    Sen. Susan Collins of Maine has become the second and most-senior Republican senator to say she will not vote for GOP nominee Donald Trump for president. In an op-ed published online Monday night in The Washington Post, Ms. Collins said it was “not a decision I make lightly, for I am a lifelong Republican.” The column outlined a series of common criticisms of Mr. Trump’s conduct and temperament — mocking a reporter with disabilities, feuding wioth a Muslim Gold Star family, suggesting a Mexican-American judge might not be impartial.
  • Gun Control Wall, Bolstered by Republicans, Shows a Crack

    06/29/2016 7:10:00 AM PDT · by ZULU · 41 replies
    New York TImes ^ | June 29 2016 | Carl Hulse
    Eight Senate Republicans joined with 44 Democrats on a Republican-proposed compromise that would deny people on two different federal watch lists the ability to buy weapons unless they could successfully appeal that decision. Several other Republican senators showed some willingness to accept new restrictions on gun purchases if they could be structured in an acceptable way. A bipartisan companion measure also was introduced in the House.
  • McConnell quashes Senate effort on guns

    06/23/2016 4:43:51 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 23, 2016 | Alexander Bolton
    Greg Nash Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Thursday cut the legs out from a bipartisan effort to keep suspected terrorists from buying guns. In doing so, McConnell, a master of the Senate’s arcane rules, provided cover for vulnerable Republicans who wanted to be seen as supporting the effort, but did not want to cross the National Rifle Association. “The scenario that Sen. McConnell set up was textbook McConnell,” said Brian Darling, a former Senate Republican aide. McConnell had promised a vote this week to Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) on her bipartisan measure barring people on two key...
  • Rep. Collins(NY): No Question, Trump Will Be The GOP Nominee

    03/21/2016 10:15:43 PM PDT · by mbrfl · 17 replies
    Youtube ^ | March, 21, 2016 | FoxBusiness
    Rep. Collins (R-NY) discusses yesterday's meeting between Donald Trump and GOP lawmakers.
  • Life of Collins submarines to be extended by another 10 years

    03/01/2016 5:47:46 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    THE AUSTRALIAN ^ | MARCH 2, 2016 | Brendan Nicholson
    The navy is planning to keep all six of its Collins-class submarines in operation until enough new boats are ready to replace them, well into the 2030s. Close to $2 billion has been allocated for upgrade work. Two of the older Collins boats will require overhauls to extend their lives and the others will be modernised progressively to ensure they can match other submarines in the region. Australian Defence Force chief Mark Binskin told The Australian extra time was needed because the process of selecting, designing and building the new submarines could not be rushed and to ensure that Australia...
  • Hard-working UMaine senior named McDonald’s ‘Crew Person of the Year’

    02/15/2016 6:06:47 PM PST · by Steven Scharf · 16 replies
    Bangor Daily News ^ | Febuary 15, 2016 | Nok-Noi Ricker
    Hard-working UMaine senior named McDonald's 'Crew Person of the Year' By Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN Staff Feb. 15, 2016, at 5:47 p.m. OLD TOWN, Maine - It's not easy to surprise Lee Jackson. The local McDonald's employee, who also is a University of Maine senior and Old Town school board member, arrived at work early Monday only to find several dignitaries and relatives waiting at the restaurant to take part in a ceremony in which he would be named a national Crew Person of the Year. "You were early. That doesn't surprise me," U.S. Sen. Susan Collins told Jackson, as he...
  • 3 GOP Senators oppose clause in ACA repeal bill to defund Planned Parenthood

    12/03/2015 2:58:39 PM PST · by Alter Kaker · 37 replies
    Becker's Hospital Review ^ | 3 December 2015 | Tamara Rosin
    The latest bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act contains a provision to strip federal funding to Planned Parenthood. Three Republican Senators want to remove the item, according to The Hill. Republican Senators Mark Kirk (Ill.) and Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) have filed an amendment with Sen. Susan Collins (Maine) that would remove the Planned Parenthood provision from the reconciliation proposal currently on the Senate floor. As is, the repeal bill aims to block federal funding for Planned Parenthood for one year and reallocate the money to other community health centers, according to the report. Republican leaders have conveyed confidence they...
  • Sen. Susan Collins likely to vote no on defunding Planned Parenthood

    07/29/2015 8:49:20 AM PDT · by C19fan · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 29, 2015 | Peter Sullivan
    Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) on Wednesday said she is likely to oppose a bill backed by Senate Republican leaders that would defund Planned Parenthood. “I'm still looking at the bill, but if it is an immediate defunding of Planned Parenthood before we have more facts in, then I would likely oppose the amendment,” Collins told reporters.
  • What Could Be More Appropriate on Easter? Jerry Coyne Challenges Francis Collins on Metaphysics

    04/06/2015 8:11:24 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 4 replies
    Evolution News and Views ^ | April 5, 2015 | Michael Egnor
    What Could Be More Appropriate on Easter? Jerry Coyne Challenges Francis Collins on Metaphysics Michael Egnor April 5, 2015 3:15 AM | Permalink National Institutes of Health director Francis Collins, who is a devout Christian, did an interview recently with National Geographic about his faith and his science. Predictably, Jerry Coyne, an atheist biologist from the University of Chicago, took exception to some of Collins's answers about the compatibility of faith in God and science. Collins: [Question asked of Collins] Are science and religion compatible?I am privileged to be somebody who tries to understand nature using the tools of science....