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  • Collins survives McMurray, declares victory in NY-27

    11/07/2018 4:16:02 PM PST · by fhayek · 10 replies
    WBEN Radio ^ | 11/7/18 | Mike Baggerman
    BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The hotly contested and much anticipated race for the NY27 Congressional seat between Republican Chris Collins and Democrat Nate McMurray was too close to officially call, but the challenger appeared to realize that only after initially conceding. McMurray is now demanding a recount. The Democrat addressed supporters shortly after 11 p.m., telling them the effort was "going to come up a little short." That prompted Collins to declare victory about a half hour later. According to the unofficial vote count on the New York State Board of Elections, Collins defeated McMurray by just barely over one...
  • Susan Collins' honorary degree should be rescinded <tr>

    10/16/2018 9:57:09 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 16 2018 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    Susan Collins' honorary degree should be rescinded, nearly 1,500 St. Lawrence University faculty, alumni say Nearly 1,500 St. Lawrence University alumni and faculty are calling on the school to rescind an honorary degree Sen. Susan Collins was awarded last year because of her vote to confirm Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. A more moderate Republican, Collins was targeted by liberal activists and those opposed to Kavanaugh – particularly after allegations of sexual assault came to light – who thought she could abandon her party and vote against confirming the judge. But ahead of the vote, Collins said she didn't believe...
  • Protesters Disrupt Stanford Pro-Kavanaugh Rally; Student GOP Leader Alleges Assault

    10/12/2018 7:08:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    KPIX-TV ^ | October 12, 2018 | Melissa Caen
    STANFORD (KPIX 5) — Politics led to tempers flaring on the Stanford campus and one disagreement among students got physical this week. Campus Republicans were holding an event in support of Brett Kavanaugh Tuesday when other students came up and started tearing up their posters. The president of the Stanford College Republicans, John Rice-Cameron, also claims he was shoved by a fellow student Melinda Hernandez. The incident was first reported by the Stanford Daily. Rice-Cameron is the son of Susan Rice, fomer U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and National Security Advisor under President Barack Obama. Last week, Rice made...
  • Grassley pledges to raise $3M for Collins after Kavanaugh fight

    10/09/2018 7:49:11 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/09/18 | MEGAN KELLER
    Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) promised to raise $3 million to support Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) to counteract anger over her vote to confirm Justice Brett Kavanaugh. "I'm going to help raise $3 million to match that," Grassley told Marth MacCallum during an interview on Fox News Tuesday, when asked what he thought of a fundraising effort against Collins in Maine that has raked in about $3 million. Collins has come under fire from many on the left for supporting Kavanaugh in a narrow confirmation vote, who was accused of sexual assault by Christine Blasey Ford and other women....
  • The Political Distortion of Language

    10/08/2018 3:36:35 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 8 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 7, 2018
    American political discourse gets worse by the day, a lesson we’ve seen first-hand again this weekend. The Twitter mob on the political left is claiming that our Saturday editorial headline, “Susan Collins Consents,” was intended as a sly “rape joke.” The editorial praised Maine Senator Collins for her thoughtful speech on Friday explaining her support for Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination. We said her thorough consideration was an exemplary case of fulfilling the Senate’s “advice and consent” duty under the Constitution. Senators are supposed to offer their advice and then offer or withhold their consent for a presidential nominee. The...
  • The choice for America is simple – Susan Collins or Linda Sarsour

    10/08/2018 1:06:14 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    As we get it, the women’s movement is largely about a woman’s right to choose. How odd that they’ve chosen a sharia advocate as their leader, Linda Sarsour. Sarsour, part of the wave of Palestinian Arabs who’ve entered this country over the past few years, stands for wife beating, honor killings and female genital mutilation. That is sharia and those are the rules where she comes from. She never leaves the house without the Islamic head-covering. Which is her statement that she supports all of that and intends to make it The American Way. But do certain American women know...
  • Collins: Anti-Kavanaugh opponents trying to ‘buy votes and buy positions’

    10/07/2018 4:25:11 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/07/18 | EMILY BIRNBAUM
    Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) on Sunday criticized the Maine progressive groups that have pledged millions of dollars to her 2020 opponent in opposition to her vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Collins on CBS's "60 Minutes" on Sunday called the crowdfunding effort an attempt to "buy votes and buy positions." She said it did not influence her decision to vote in Kavanaugh's favor. "This is a classic quid pro quo as defined in our bribery laws," Collins said. "They are asking me to perform an official act and if I do not do what they want, two million plus...
  • 'You are a betrayer of women': Celebrities react to Senator Susan Collins' support of Brett...

    10/06/2018 4:53:17 PM PDT · by Morgana · 25 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | October 6, 2018 | Stephanie Haney For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: 'You are a betrayer of women': Celebrities react to Senator Susan Collins' support of Brett Kavanaugh which effectively ensures his seat on the United States Supreme Court Celebrities and the public in general expressed outrage after US Senator Susan Collins, a Republican for Maine, spoke at length on Friday in support of her decision to vote to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States. Collins held the floor for 45 minutes, as she called testimony given by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who has alleged Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her while in high school in...
  • Activists target Susan Collins after she seals Kavanaugh vote, call for harassment

    10/06/2018 9:09:04 AM PDT · by ETL · 63 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Oct 6, 2018 | Lukas Mikelionis | Fox News
    -snip- Maine senator Susan Collins, a moderate Republican who’s often a swing vote on issues, paved the way for the nominee to the Supreme Court. Sources told Fox News that the confirmation vote of Kavavanaugh is expected to begin between 3:30pm and 4pm Eastern Time. The whole procedure will take up to 20 minutes. In a fiery and lengthy speech on Friday, Collins explained her decision to support the Kavanaugh’s nomination, slamming the confirmation process that resembled a “caricature of a gutter-level political campaign” and said anti-Kavanaugh outside groups distorted the judge’s record with “over-the-top rhetoric.” But in the wake...
  • Mark Levin: Okay, I'll say it...

    10/06/2018 4:58:22 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 219 replies
    Mark Levin Facebook ^ | October 6, 2018 | Mark Levin Facebook
    Mark Levin Okay, ill say it... 9 MINUTES AGO · PUBLIC Let’s stop pretending Susan Collins is a hero and her speech was Churchillian. Many of us were pleasantly surprised Collins did the right thing. Her speech painted Bret Kavanaugh as a bit of an activist. Let’s hope she’s wrong about that. But she came to the same conclusion as all Senate Republicans but Murkowski, i.e., Kavanaugh was the victim of a horrendous smear campaign. A sigh of relief she’s voting for his confirmation, yes. A hero, no.
  • Senator, Susan Collins, "Profile In Courage", Senator, Lisa Murkowski, "Profle In Weakness". (Me)

    10/06/2018 4:44:38 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 37 replies
    Yesterday, I listened to both Senate Floor Speeches delivered by Republican, Senators, Susan Collins, of Maine & Lisa Murkowski, of Alaska, and came to the truthful and solid conclusion that Collins was a true "Proflie In Courage" and Murkowski's speech was a lackuster, weak, flawed, "Profile In Utter Weakness"!!! I must admit, I an no great fan of either woman, but.....I must say that Senator, Collins gave a speech that was truly a great one for the ages. I listened to her every word. IMHO, her outstanding, outlined, thoughful, written and delivered speech in supporting, Brett Kavabaugh is one of...
  • Vanity: What's the deal with Maine?

    10/05/2018 1:52:44 PM PDT · by Dr. Zzyzx · 43 replies
    Self | 10.5.18 | Self
    I'm pleased with Senator Collins' decision to vote "Yes" on Kavanaugh, and I thought she gave a great speech, but I'm puzzled about what the political atmosphere is in Maine that would elect someone that often leaves Republicans wondering whose side she's on. Below I attach an email I sent in May to the town officials and school superintendent of Blue Hills, Maine. It concerns Memorial Day 2017. I'm still somewhat in shock at how disrespectful most of that town's citizens were to our flag. Before that experience, not knowing Maine as well as I should I guess, I would...
  • Patrick Morrisey Attacks Joe Manchin Over His Last-Minute Support For Kavanaugh

    10/05/2018 2:18:36 PM PDT · by kevcol · 24 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | October 5, 2018 | Chuck Ross
    Morrisey called Manchin’s announcement a “craven political calculation” to salvage his political career. Manchin announced his support for Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s high court pick, minutes after Republican Maine Sen. Susan Collins said she would vote to confirm the judge. . . . “When it matters most, Joe Manchin is with Hillary Clinton for President, Chuck Schumer and Obama for gun control, and is voting with Nancy Pelosi for amnesty for illegal immigrants,” Morrisey said.
  • Collins Live Thread

    10/05/2018 12:14:00 PM PDT · by DIRTYSECRET · 379 replies
    2 female Senators in the background. Staged. Get on with it Susan.
  • Susan Collins To Announce At 3:00 EDT How She Will Vote Tomorrow

    10/05/2018 8:39:58 AM PDT · by demkicker · 855 replies
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (NEWS CENTER Maine) — Senator Susan Collins told reporters Friday that she would vote yes to move the final confirmation vote to the Senate floor Saturday. Collins will announce how she plans to vote on embattled U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh during a 3 p.m. Senate floor Speech.
  • McConnell 'optimistic' about Kavanaugh vote after lunch with Collins

    10/05/2018 11:43:21 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 66 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/05/18 | TAL AXELROD
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) expressed optimism about the chances of Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court. McConnell made the remarks after he and others in the GOP leadership had lunch with Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), a potential swing vote to put Kavanaugh on the high court. “We’re heading toward a final vote tomorrow, and I’m optimistic,” he told NBC News. Senate Majority Leader McConnell after lunch with Republican leaders and Sen. Collins: “We’re heading toward a final vote tomorrow, and I’m optimistic.” — NBC Politics (@NBCPolitics) October 5, 2018 Senators voted 51-49 to end debate on...
  • Not Clear Yet: Collins May Change Her Vote; UPDATE: She's Currently A No Vote;

    10/05/2018 11:35:00 AM PDT · by Signalman · 89 replies
    Towh Hall ^ | 10/5/2017 | Matt Vesap
    Well, unless something big happens, it looks like Judge Brett Kavanaugh will be the next Associate Justice for the U.S. Supreme Court. The cloture vote, which was covered on our live blog, ended in success. It was a 51-49 vote. Now, 30 hours of speeches from both sides have begun. Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) caused a bit of a heart attack when he said he would be out of D.C. for the weekend; his daughter is getting married on Saturday. He will walk her down the aisle but said transportation arrangements had been made. Daines became an accidental key vote...
  • I Don't Trust Collins or Flake

    10/05/2018 10:57:57 AM PDT · by Wuli · 47 replies
    10/5/2018 | Wuli
    I accept that Murkowski will vote no on confirming Kavanaugh. As for Collins and Flake, I don't trust how they will vote on confirmation, no matter how they vote on cloture; believing them both to be snakes and willing to put Trump hatred above what is right as regards Kavanaugh himself.
  • Soros-Funded MoveOn.org Threatens ‘Direct Action’ in D.C., Preps ‘Emergency Campaign’ to Stop...

    10/05/2018 9:05:18 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4 Oct 2018 | Aaron Klein
    FULL TITLE: Soros-Funded MoveOn.org Threatens ‘Direct Action’ in D.C., Preps ‘Emergency Campaign’ to Stop Brett Kavanaugh Activist Robert Reich, who served as Bill Clinton’s Secretary of Labor, sent out a blast email on behalf of MoveOn.org on Thursday asking for donations to fund “MoveOn’s emergency campaign to stop Brett Kavanaugh.” In the email, MoveOn.org, which has been massively backed by billionaire George Soros, warned the group’s anti-Kavanaugh plot is set to include “direct actions in Washington, D.C., at Senate office buildings, including busing in constituents from key states.” The radical organization also wrote in the email it was planning to:...
  • Ben Sasse Wants Your Respect While Simultaneously Voting for Kavanaugh (The Left losing their mind)

    10/04/2018 10:32:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | October 4, 2018 | Ryan Bort
    The Nebraska Republican gave an emotional speech on the Senate floor before returning to business as usual Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) gave a little performance on the Senate floor last night. As Sasse and his colleagues waited to receive the FBI’s report on its investigation into the sexual assault claims made against Brett Kavanaugh, the Republican from Nebraska took to the podium to talk about how friends of his have been raped, how the #MeToo movement is “a good thing” and how President Trump’s mockery of Christine Blasey Ford earlier this week was unacceptable. “We all know that the president...