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  • Republicans pitch themselves for Trump ally's seat after suspending his reelection campaign

    08/11/2018 2:44:28 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 11, 2018
    Two Republicans cast themselves as potential successors to embattled Rep. Chris Collins (R-N.Y.) after he announced he would suspend his reelection campaign Saturday while he faces insider trading charges. New York businessman and former gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino and Erie County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw both tweeted out their candidacies that same day. Paladino tweeted, “I’m all in! #NY27,” referring to the state's deeply red 27th Congressional District. Mychajliw tweeted that he too is “all in.”
  • New York Republican congressman indicted on insider trading charges

    08/08/2018 7:37:31 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 38 replies
    CNN ^ | 8-8-2018 | Maegan Vazquez and Shimon Prokupecz,
    ew York Republican Rep. Chris Collins has been charged with alleged securities fraud, wire fraud and false statements, the Justice Department announced Wednesday.
  • RINOs Murkowski and Collins appear to be supportive of Kavanaugh

    07/11/2018 7:26:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/11/2018 | Rick Moran
    The Democrats are girding for all out war to block the comfirmation of Brett Kavanaugh for Supreme Court Justice, but they may as well save their energy. The two most problematic votes in the senate - Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins - have been making positive statements about the nominee, leading to the conclusion that his confirmation is almost a lock. Politico: The centrist GOP senators offered few hints on Tuesday about how they will vote on Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court. But it’s clear that Trump could have made confirmation in the narrowly divided Senate much more difficult...
  • Activists Mail Coat Hangers To GOP Senator Susan Collins

    07/03/2018 9:56:57 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 39 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | July 3, 2018 | Marina Fang
    Social media activists say they are sending coat hangers to the office of Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) in a symbolic message about the legacy of anti-abortion policies and court decisions. They want to remind lawmakers about the urgency surrounding the replacement of retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. The social media users are specifically targeting Collins, a key vote in the process to confirm President Donald Trump’s pick. The hashtag campaign appears to have started organically late last week, with participants tweeting #HangersForCollins. The users also shared screen grabs of online shopping carts with coat hangers to show they were...
  • Republican Senator Susan Collins Says a Pro-Life Supreme Court Nominee is “Not Acceptable”

    07/02/2018 4:26:42 PM PDT · by detective · 56 replies
    Life News ^ | Jul 2, 2018 | Micaiah Bilger
    U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, a key swing vote for the next U.S. Supreme Court nominee, said she will not support a judge who opposes Roe v. Wade and abortion. Collins, a pro-abortion Republican from Maine, told CNN on Sunday that she believes Roe v. Wade established abortion as a “constitutional right.” “I would not support a nominee who demonstrated hostility to Roe v. Wade,” Collins said, “because that would mean to me that their judicial philosophy did not include a respect for established decisions, established law.” Collins said this is unacceptable because it would “indicate an activist agenda,” the AP...
  • Collins Says She'll Reject 'Activist Agenda' Supreme Court Candidates

    07/02/2018 10:02:15 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 67 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 1 July 2018 | Bridget Johnson
    WASHINGTON -- Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), a moderate who was one of five senators to meet with President Trump on Thursday about the Supreme Court vacancy, said she told him she's "looking for a nominee that would demonstrate a respect for precedence" and suggested he venture beyond his campaign-era list of 25 judicial candidates approved by the Federalist Society and Heritage Foundation. "The White House counsel told me that there have been a few additional potential nominees added to that list," Collins told ABC this morning. "But I think the president should not feel bound by that list and instead...
  • Trump anti-abortion supreme court pick 'not acceptable', says Collins

    07/01/2018 3:17:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | July 1, 2018 | Tom McCarthy
    As battle lines are drawn for the coming fight over Donald Trump’s second supreme court nominee, a senator who could help to decide the fate of the nomination warned on Sunday that a justice who would seek to reverse federal abortion rights protections “would not be acceptable”. “A candidate for this important position who would overturn Roe v Wade would not be acceptable to me because that would indicate an activist agenda that I don’t want to see a judge have,” Republican senator Susan Collins told ABC’s This Week, referring to the 1973 court decision protecting abortion rights. Trump, however,...
  • Collins: I Will Not Support a Nominee Who Demonstrated Hostility to Roe V. Wade

    07/01/2018 10:20:28 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 115 replies ^ | 7/1/18 | Jack Heretik
    Sen. Susan Collins (R., Maine) said on Sunday that any nominee for the Supreme Court that had demonstrated hostility to Roe V. Wade would not receiver her support. CNN host Jake Tapper asked Collins about how President Donald Trump expressed desire to nominate justices who may vote to overturn Roe V. Wade if offered the opportunity. Collins, who supports Roe V. Wade, is a key vote in the Senate, where Republicans only have a one vote majority in the chamber. "With all due respect, the Supreme Court, as we know, it overturns its own rulings all the time," Tapper said....
  • Susan Collins: The Senate won't confirm a replacement for Rod Rosenstein who will kill Russia probe

    04/15/2018 7:34:14 PM PDT · by advance_copy · 79 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/15/18 | Kyle Feldscher
    Maine Sen. Susan Collins promised the Senate would not confirm a replacement for Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein if that individual would not commit to continuing the Russia investigation. Collins, R-Maine, said on ABC’s “This Week” that if President Trump fires special counsel Robert Mueller and his boss, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, to end the Russia probe, the Senate won’t allow the investigation to stop. “Only the deputy attorney general with fire him. That ... investigation is still going to go on,” Collins said. “So, it would not spell the end of the investigation. If a new deputy attorney...

    03/21/2018 9:30:43 AM PDT · by b4its2late · 19 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 3/21/2018 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    The Left's romance with the Islamic Republic ensues. The Senate debated on Tuesday a resolution introduced by Vermont Socialist Bernie Sanders that would require the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Yemen. The surprising support the resolution won from 44 U.S. Senators handed a big win to Iran, which is engaged in a hot war with Saudi Arabia on the Arabian Peninsula. And it was a huge slap in the face to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, who was meeting with President Trump in the White House as the Senate debated the motion on the floor. It also showed the...
  • Trump: The Schumer-Rounds-Collins immigration bill would be a total catastrophe.

    02/15/2018 3:56:24 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 55 replies
    Twitter ^ | February 15, 2018 | Donald J. Trump
    The Schumer-Rounds-Collins immigration bill would be a total catastrophe. @DHSgov says it would be “the end of immigration enforcement in America.” It creates a giant amnesty (including for dangerous criminals), doesn’t build the wall, expands chain migration, keeps the visa... lottery, continues deadly catch-and-release, and bars enforcement even for FUTURE illegal immigrants. Voting for this amendment would be a vote AGAINST law enforcement, and a vote FOR open borders. If Dems are actually serious about DACA, they should support the Grassley bill!
  • GOP's Shelby played key role in Alabama Democrat's victory

    12/13/2017 3:48:28 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 57 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 13, 2017 6:00 PM EST | Matthew Daly
    Credit six-term Republican Sen. Richard Shelby for Democrat Doug Jones’ shocking win in Alabama, senators from both parties said Wednesday. Shelby, Alabama’s senior senator and the state’s most influential official, publicly opposed GOP nominee Roy Moore and declared before the election that ”the state of Alabama deserves better” than a former judge accused of sexual contact with teenage girls decades ago. A former Democrat, Shelby, 83, announced weeks before the election that he had already cast an absentee ballot for another, unspecified Republican, even as President Donald Trump and other prominent state Republicans stood up for Moore. “I give the...
  • Sen. Collins Questions Whether 'It's Our Role As Senators to Overturn the Will of the People'

    12/11/2017 6:17:19 AM PST · by x1stcav · 52 replies
    CNS News ^ | 12/11/17 | Susan Jones
    Sen. Susan Collins, a liberal Maine Republican, said on Sunday she's disappointed that the Republican Party has resumed its support for Roy Moore, who's running for a U.S. Senate seat in the special election that takes place on Tuesday. But she also questioned whether the Senate should overturn the will of the people, if Alabama voters send Moore to Washington tomorrow. "I would point out that I did not support Mr. Moore even prior to these allegations of sexual misconduct because I was concerned about his anti-Muslim comments, his anti-LGBT comments," Collins told CBS's "Face the Nation." "And also, most...
  • Collins: Health-care fix will pass before tax bill

    11/30/2017 9:31:24 AM PST · by ColdOne · 18 replies ^ | 11/30/17 | Alexander Bolton
    Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) said early Thursday that she expects legislation to lower health-care premiums to pass Congress before senators take a final vote on a $1.5 trillion tax-reform bill that would repeal the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate. “When you take out that one provision from the ACA it causes premiums to go up as healthier, younger people leave the market place,” she said. Senate GOP leaders at the urging of conservatives have added to the tax package a provision that would repeal ObamaCare’s requirement that people purchase health coverage. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that could cause insurance...
  • Susan Collins: Senate Has ‘No Choice but to Seat’ Judge Roy Moore If He Wins

    11/15/2017 12:41:12 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/15/17 | Kristina Wong
    Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) said Wednesday that the Senate would have “no choice but to seat” Judge Roy Moore if he wins the Alabama Senate race in December. According to the law, “We would have no choice but to seat him,” she said, speaking to reporters on Capitol Hill. Her remarks come amid threats from Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and other establishment Republican senators that they will push Moore out even if he wins on December 12 over Democrat Doug Jones. Republican senators who opposed Moore are calling for him to step aside, after the Washington Post published an interview...
  • Mitch McConnell Leads Establishment Republicans in Effort to Push Roy Moore Out of Alabama Race

    11/10/2017 3:56:35 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 116 replies
    breitbart ^ | 9 Nov 2017 | SEAN MORAN
    Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and several other Republican senators said on Thursday if allegations are true, Alabama Senate Republican candidate Judge Roy Moore should drop out of the race. The Washington Post released a story on Thursday alledging that Moore initiated a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old girl when he was 32, as well as other cases of sexual misconduct. Moore denied the allegations. “These allegations are completely false and are a desperate political attack by the National Democrat Party and the Washington Post on this campaign,” Moore said. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said, “If these allegations are true, he must...
  • Senators Collins,Cantwell Release GAO Report Showing Climate Change Could Cost the Government

    10/25/2017 5:41:09 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 22 replies
    Senator Collins ^ | 10/24/2017 | Senator Collins
    GAO report reveals that by 2039, climate change will cost U.S. taxpayers more than $1 trillion Click HERE to watch Senator Collins’ floor remarks on the GAO reportNote to assignment editors and news directors: Click HERE for high-quality video of Senator Collins’ floor remarks on the GAO reportWashington, D.C. - In the wake of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria, and Nate; the multi-year drought across the west; and the wildfires in the nine western states, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) published a new report requested by Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA) on the economic impacts of climate change....
  • Susan Collins thinks her time is better served in the Senate

    10/13/2017 9:58:10 AM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 53 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 13, 2017 | Yaron Steinbuch
    Sen. Susan Collins will remain a thorn in President Trump’s side in Washington – after announcing Friday that she will stay out of the Maine governor’s race. “I am a congenital optimist. I continue to believe that Congress can, and will, be more productive,” Collins said at a Chamber of Commerce event in Maine. “I want to continue to play a key role in advancing policies that strengthen our nation, help our hardworking families, improve our health care system, and bring peace and stability to a troubled and violent world.” Collins, 64, has been weighing for months whether she’d make...
  • Health Bill Appears Dead as Pivotal G.O.P. Senator Declares Opposition

    09/25/2017 3:20:27 PM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 108 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 25, 2017 | Thomas Kaplan
    WASHINGTON — Senator Susan Collins of Maine said on Monday that she would oppose the latest plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, leaving Republican leaders clearly short of the votes they need for passage. Ms. Collins, a Republican, announced her opposition in a written statement, delivering a significant and possibly fatal blow to the party’s seven-year quest to dismantle the health law.
  • Sen. Collins says she’s leaning against voting for Graham-Cassidy health care bill

    09/22/2017 10:50:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Portland Press Herald ^ | September 22, 2017 | Joe Lawlor
    U.S. Sen. Susan Collins all but said she would vote “no” on an Affordable Care Act repeal bill on Friday morning at an event in Portland. “I’m leaning against the bill,” the Maine Republican said after listing a series of serious deficiencies in the Graham-Cassidy repeal bill. “I’m just trying to do what I believe is the right thing for the people of Maine,” Collins said. She said Graham-Cassidy undermines pre-existing conditions, a major flaw in the bill. “I’m reading the fine print on Graham-Cassidy,” Collins said. She said insurers could charge sky-high rates to people with pre-existing conditions. “The...