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  • Democrats woo Snowe, Collins in hope of saving health reform legislation

    01/27/2010 7:17:11 AM PST · by Cheap_Hessian · 45 replies · 1,338+ views
    The Hill ^ | January 26, 2010 | Alexander Bolton
    Centrist Democratic senators have circumvented party leadership to approach Maine GOP Sens. Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins about reviving healthcare talks. Democrats such as Sens. Blanche Lincoln (Ark.), Bill Nelson (Fla.) and Max Baucus (Mont.) have approached Snowe within the past week to discuss her potential support for various healthcare proposals. “I know there have been efforts to contact her and find out what her concerns are,” said Sen. Mark Begich, a centrist Democrat from Alaska. Snowe said Baucus, the chairman of the Senate Finance panel, approached her in the past week to get her general thinking on reviving healthcare...
  • No way to fight a war

    01/26/2010 3:08:59 AM PST · by Scanian · 7 replies · 383+ views
    NY Post ^ | January 26, 2010 | Editorial
    Two key senators yesterday handed President Obama a chance to prove he's serious about prosecuting the War on Terror as a war, not a crime. But don't expect him to take up the offer. In a scathing letter, Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) blast Obama & Co. for their handling of Christmas Day bomber wannabe Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab. They urge officials to declare him an "enemy belligerent" and move him to a military facility. It's now clear that the Justice Department goofed royally in offering Abdulmutallab, a Nigerian, rights meant for US criminal suspects, not foreign terrorists.
  • Snowe and Collins will both VOTE NO on the Health care bill

    12/20/2009 3:59:30 PM PST · by pkmaine · 117 replies · 6,048+ views
    Snowe adn Collins Website ^ | 12/20/09 | Snowe and Collins
    December 20, 2009 Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Olympia J. Snowe (R-Maine) released the following statement today on the status of the health reform legislation currently pending before the United States Senate: “Having been fully immersed in this issue for this entire year and as the only Republican to vote for health reform in the Finance Committee, I deeply regret that I cannot support the pending Senate legislation as it currently stands, given my continued concerns with the measure and an artificial and arbitrary deadline of completing the bill before Christmas that is shortchanging the process on this monumental and...
  • RINO women vote with Dems

    12/18/2009 3:42:18 AM PST · by charlie72 · 15 replies · 815+ views
    chuck72
    RINOs Hutchison, Collins and Snowe voted with the Dems to cut off debate on the Military Defense Bill which was being filibustered by Repubs to slow down the health care bill. Hutchison is vying with Perry for Texas governor. I saw both their names on an older list of CFR members. Are they still members?
  • Sorry, Senator Kerry(Another Lib columnist attacking Joe Lieberman)

    12/17/2009 11:53:34 AM PST · by Signalman · 5 replies · 478+ views
    NYT ^ | 12/6/2009 | Gail Collins
    Let us contemplate the badness of Joe Lieberman. Who would have thought that this holiday season we’d be obsessed with the senator from Connecticut? Really, I was hoping it would be more about shopping for mittens on the Internet. Lieberman’s apparently successful attempt to hijack health care reform and hold it hostage until it had been amended into something that liberals couldn’t stomach has mesmerized the nation’s political class. This was, after all, a guy who has been a liberal on domestic issues since he was a college student campaigning for John F. Kennedy. A guy who was in favor...
  • GOP Sen. Collins: Health bill is 'too deeply flawed for me to support it'

    12/15/2009 6:04:16 PM PST · by SeattleBruce · 84 replies · 3,824+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/15/2009 | Byron York
    "I don't see voting for the current bill that is on the floor, even with the improvements that have been made," Collins said. "I'm very leery of the impact of nearly $500 billion in Medicare cuts, particularly the cuts in home health care, which are completely counterproductive to the goal of lowering costs." Collins explained that she is continuing to work on the bill not because she intends to vote for it but because, "I think something is going to pass, and I would like to make that bill as good as possible, even if ultimately it's not a bill...
  • Collins: "Health bill is 'too deeply flawed for me to support it"

    12/15/2009 12:21:38 PM PST · by carolina71 · 31 replies · 1,208+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 15, 2009 | Bryon York
    While everyone focuses on Sen. Joseph Lieberman and conflict inside the Democratic party, we've heard less about another development in the national health care debate: Republicans seem increasingly confident that the two GOP moderates once thought to be possible votes for the Democratic bill, Maine Sens. Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins, will stay in the opposition camp. Today Collins told reporters that the bill under consideration in the Senate is "too deeply flawed for me to support it." "I don't see voting for the current bill that is on the floor, even with the improvements that have been made," Collins...
  • BREAKING: Senate rejects Nelson amendment on abortion (More to come...)

    12/08/2009 2:41:07 PM PST · by JerseyRepub · 149 replies · 9,499+ views
    Senate rejects Nelson amendment on abortion
  • Snowe Called to White House as GOP Stumbles on Health Care

    12/07/2009 8:15:53 AM PST · by 2nd amendment mama · 34 replies · 2,528+ views
    HumanEvents.com ^ | 12/7/2009 | Connie Hair
    Over the weekend, the Senate continued debate on its version of the government takeover of health care with Republican “unanimous consent” cooperation on floor procedure.   Democrats fell into a rhythm of voting down Republican amendments to jettison the half-trillion dollars worth of Medicare cuts while passing their own -- garnering Republican votes (at times 100-0) on their amendments for political cover. As early as today, they will begin consideration of an amendment to bar abortion funding by or through any government-run “public option” insurance plan. This issue still may be the one that kills the bill for the year. ...
  • Democrats Focus on G.O.P. Senators From Maine [Time For A Maine Tea-Party Protest!]

    11/22/2009 1:49:58 PM PST · by Steelfish · 11 replies · 744+ views
    NYTimes ^ | November 22nd 2009
    Democrats Focus on G.O.P. Senators From Maine CARL HULSE November 22, 2009 WASHINGTON — Anxious about how little maneuvering room the weekend victory by Senate Democrats on health care provided, Obama administration officials and their Congressional allies are stepping up overtures to select Senate Republicans in hopes of winning their ultimate support. The two moderate Republican senators from Maine, Susan M. Collins and Olympia J. Snowe, both say Senator Harry Reid, the majority leader, reached out to them after he unveiled the Senate measure, encouraging them to bring forward their ideas and concerns. Ms. Collins also received a personal visit...
  • Democrats Focus on G.O.P. Senators From Maine

    11/22/2009 12:22:17 PM PST · by Baladas · 25 replies · 1,065+ views
    New York Times ^ | November 22, 2009 | CARL HULSE
    WASHINGTON — Anxious about how little maneuvering room the weekend victory by Senate Democrats on health care provided, Obama administration officials and their Congressional allies are stepping up overtures to select Senate Republicans in hopes of winning their ultimate support. The two moderate Republican senators from Maine, Susan M. Collins and Olympia J. Snowe, both say Senator Harry Reid, the majority leader, reached out to them after he unveiled the Senate measure, encouraging them to bring forward their ideas and concerns. Ms. Collins also received a personal visit from a high-level Obama emissary, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, a former senator...
  • FT HOOD HEARING - Listen Live

    11/19/2009 8:03:55 AM PST · by NowApproachingMidnight · 38 replies · 1,056+ views
    CSPAN ^ | 11/19/2009 | srm
    http://c-span.org/Watch/Media/2009/11/19/HP/R/26172/congressional+investigation+into+Fort+Hood+Shooting.aspx
  • ME 2014/NY-23 2009: Collins stumps for GOP hopeful [caption DIABLO with RINO Collins] [barf alert]

    10/26/2009 2:09:44 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 11 replies · 1,145+ views
    HOUSE RACE: Maine senator attends rally to support Scozzafava. BY MARTHA ELLEN CANTON — More than 50 supporters of Republican Dierdre K. Scozzafava's campaign for the 23rd Congressional District turned out Saturday at Phoebe's Restaurant to hear U.S. Sen. Susan K. Collins, R-Maine, and Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite, R-Fla., tell them she was the best candidate.
  • Sub numbers a major concern: Faulkner

    10/21/2009 3:32:48 AM PDT · by myknowledge · 1 replies · 664+ views
    Nine News ^ | October 21, 2009
    Defence has admitted the Collins submarines are again a major concern, with the most recent mishap requiring a vessel to limp home after a catastrophic engine breakdown. Head of the Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) Dr Stephen Gumley said the Collins submarines had now gone to the top of the list of troublesome projects - a position once occupied by the now cancelled Seasprite helicopter project. Once labelled "dud subs" after a series of problems, the Collins had undergone a protracted remediation program over the past decade which seemed to have overcome all defects. Following the recent engine breakdown, just one...
  • Susan Collins "I Love Obamacare" Zero Dollar available - take this RINO down at election time!

    10/14/2009 8:20:26 PM PDT · by Secret Agent Man · 21 replies · 1,682+ views
    self | 10/14/09 | Secret Agent Man
    The Second RINO senator supports Obamacare and comes out for it today. Code word phrase: "she's open to voting" for sweeping health care legislation this year. Not surprising, but she's got to go. Get the recall started or if she's up in 2010 make her fight really damn hard to keep that seat. And send her a few of these along the way with promises to back conservative GOP candidates, get the national RNC to drop support for her, she doesn't do us any good in the clutch when we truly need her, and fight her with financial support for...
  • Second GOP senator open to health care overhaul (Susan Collins, Maine)

    10/14/2009 1:55:36 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 15 replies · 1,104+ views
    Yahoo (AP) ^ | 10/14/09 | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR
    WASHINGTON – A second Republican senator signaled Wednesday she's open to voting for sweeping health care legislation this year, putting President Barack Obama closer to a historic achievement that has eluded generations of Democratic leaders...
  • Another GOP senator open to health care overhaul

    10/14/2009 8:09:08 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 136 replies · 7,813+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Oct 14, 2009 | By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR
    WASHINGTON – A second Republican senator signaled Wednesday she's open to voting for sweeping health care legislation this year, putting President Barack Obama closer to a historic achievement that has eluded generations of Democratic leaders. But Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, told The Associated Press that the bill approved Tuesday by the Finance Committee needs substantial improvements to make coverage more affordable, contain costs, and protect Medicare. Nevertheless, she joined her Maine GOP colleague Sen. Olympia Snowe in endorsing the goal of far-reaching changes.
  • Have We Lost The Art of Dressing Up? [Joan Collins: England "A Nation of Frumps"]

    10/11/2009 9:16:28 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 80 replies · 7,751+ views
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | October 11th 2009
    Have We Lost The Art of Dressing Up? Joan Collins says British women have given up trying to look good. Lucy Cavendish asks the nation's style-setters whether the doyenne of shoulder pads has a point By Lucy Cavendish 10 Oct 2009 For Collins, the rot set in during the last decade, when our fashion choices became Americanised. Women of Britain, we have let ourselves go. Suffering from a terminal lack of glamour, we are becoming a nation of frumps. We don't wear enough make-up, we don't get our highlights done nearly often enough, and we dress badly, preferring to live...
  • Treasury to probe oversight of ACORN, similar groups

    09/24/2009 11:41:31 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 5 replies · 734+ views
    The Hill ^ | September 24, 2009 | Michael O'Brien
    The Treasury Department has agreed to conduct a review of IRS oversight of the community organizing group ACORN and similar organizations, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) said Thursday. Issa, the top Republican on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, announced that the Treasury Department's inspector general had agreed to an investigation called for by Issa and Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), the ranking member of the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee. "In response to your request, [the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration] is initiating a review of the IRS's oversight of tax-exempt Section 501(c)(3) organizations and Section...
  • Man Calls for Resignation of Senators Snowe and Collins as He Talks to Pictures at Town Hall - Video

    09/07/2009 11:45:05 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 8 replies · 1,247+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | September 7, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of a citizen of Maine calling for the resignations of Maine GOP Senators Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe, and Rep. Michaud because they voted for President Obama's Stimulus Bill. He made the statement at a Town Hall Meeting with a lot of people - but with no Senators or legislators present. Instead, participants had put chairs at the front with pictures of their legislators in the chairs! The man talked to the pictures in calling for their resignations! That's what itis has come to. The people are so fed up with what is happening they will find...