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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...
  • Partial list of those who attended Kennedy funeral [Democrats and RINOs]

    08/29/2009 4:27:58 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 19 replies · 2,008+ views
    AP ^ | 2009-08-29
    (snip) Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-UtahSen. Chris Dodd, D-Conn. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass. Sen. Susan Collins, R-MaineSen. Olympia Snowe, R-MaineSen. Harry Reid, D-Nev. Sen. Judd Gregg, R-N.H.(snip) Former acting Gov. Jane Swift, R-Mass.Former Gov. Mitt Romney, R-Mass.Former Gov. Michael Dukakis, D-Mass. Gov. Jon Corzine, D-N.J. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, R-Calif.(snip)
  • The Holy Grail of POTUS Eligibility Law Review Articles (re: Obama, Arthur).

    08/25/2009 11:56:37 AM PDT · by rxsid · 82 replies · 3,847+ views
    naturalborncitizen ^ | 8/25/2009 | rxsid
    The Holy Grail of POTUS Eligibility Law Review Articles: Mr. Obama and Mr. Arthur… Meet Attorney George Collins Rarely, when conducting legal research does one find a historical document that is directly on point. But even more rare is to find a document which is directly on point multiple times. But that’s exactly what has happened this week. A historical document which destroys every bogus point being made by Obama POTUS eligibility supporters was recently discovered by a cracker jack team of university students from UCONN. They call themselves UNDEAD REVOLUTION. ... as a lead in to their work, I...
  • McCain calls for more US troops in Afghanistan

    08/18/2009 1:13:15 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 16 replies · 2,773+ views
    KABUL (AP) — Sen. John McCain called Tuesday for more American troops in Afghanistan, saying that doubling the number of Marines in one southern region could lead to "significantly more success." The former Republican presidential candidate, along with other members of a visiting congressional delegation, also said that Afghanistan's elections this week were a milestone event, but that the U.S. was not backing one candidate over another. The group's two-day visit included meeting with Marines in southern Helmand province, where U.S. and Afghan forces are staging a major offensive aimed at clearing out Taliban militants ahead of Thursday's vote.
  • US senators talk terrorism, Gitmo issues in Yemen [McCain, Graham, Lieberman, Collins]

    08/17/2009 9:23:56 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 10 replies · 1,204+ views
    AP ^ | 2009-08-17 | Ahmed al-Haj
    SAN'A, Yemen — A delegation of U.S. senators led by John McCain and the president of Yemen discussed on Monday ways to help the impoverished Arabian Peninsula country battle the threat from al-Qaida. The state SABA news agency said the American team and Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh focused on "bilateral issues and fields of joint cooperation." No details immediately emerged from the meeting, but McCain spokeswoman Brooke Buchanan confirmed earlier that the talks would include counterterrorism cooperation and Guantanamo detainees.
  • Rhinohunt.com needs your help!

    08/09/2009 2:46:10 PM PDT · by Sefton · 15 replies · 1,302+ views
    Vanity | 8-9-2009 | Sefton
    I want to track the biggest Rhino's roaming the GOP so I can support any active opposition they have. How hard would it be to set up a web site where visitors could vote for the top ten rhino's, blog about their party backstabbing,keep abreast of their opponents, and help rid the GOP of these smelly animals? WWW.RHINOHUNT.COM! With a "Safari Jungle Theme," it would help track of the likes of Collins, Snow, Graham, McCain! The biggest Rhino of the week should end up in a large kettle surrounded by local natives, or their heads superimposed on a four legged...
  • Feinstein/Collins: Extension of 'Cash for Clunkers’ Program Must Adhere to Higher Fuel Efficiency

    08/03/2009 4:59:17 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 20 replies · 1,941+ views
    feinstein.senate.gov ^ | 07/30/09 | difi/collins
    Washington, DC – On the heels of news that all of the $1billion in funding appropriated for the “Cash for Clunkers” or “CARS” program has been exhausted, Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) today stated that any extension of the program must adhere to higher fuel efficiency and greater emissions reductions. Senators Feinstein and Collins, along with Senator Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) previously authored an alternative “Cash for Clunkers” proposal that would have achieved 32 to 38 percent greater oil savings and emissions reductions than the enacted program. Following is a joint statement from Senators Feinstein and Collins: “The...
  • Senate passage of hate-crimes bill wins plaudits

    07/20/2009 8:31:46 AM PDT · by rickgyt · 31 replies · 2,073+ views
    blogs.jta.org/ ^ | 07/17/09 | blogs.jta.org/
    Senate passage of hate-crimes bill wins plaudits By Eric Fingerhut · July 17, 2009 Jewish groups are hailing the Senate's passage of legislation expanding federal involvement in hate crimes. The Jewish Council for Public Affairs, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism and B'nai B'rith International have all released statements today praising the vote attaching the hate-crimes bill to the defense authorization bill. "Bias-motivated crimes have terrorized families and communities for far too long," said RAC director Rabbi David Saperstein. "The Senate’s vote for the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act is a celebration of tolerance and respect and will give...
  • McCain, Graham, Collins, and Snowe

    07/07/2009 1:09:39 PM PDT · by Welshman007 · 22 replies · 1,537+ views
    Columbia Conservative Examiner ^ | July 7, 2009 | Anthony G. Martin
    McCain, Graham, Collins, and Snowe. No, it's not a singing group like Crosby, Seals, and Nash. If they were, they would be immediately branded as 'anti-music.' These Republicans are most likely to vote in favor of Cap and Trade. But the good news is that a dozen Democrats have expressed doubts about voting for the bill due to the enormous costs to citizens and our economy.
  • Tough Senate battle likely on energy bill [but Snowe, Collins, McCain may cave]

    07/05/2009 12:33:04 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 32 replies · 2,905+ views
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | 2009-07-05 | Jim Tankersley
    Washington -- President Barack Obama's landmark bill on energy and global warming squeaked through the House this week only after the White House made dozens of concessions to coal, manufacturing and other interests. As the battle moves to the Senate, Obama faces demands for more concessions, including to open the coastline to offshore oil and gas drilling. The Senate will take up issues that were glossed over or omitted from the House bill. Among them is giving the government sweeping new powers to overcome local objections and approve thousands of miles of new transmission lines to carry electricity to coastal...
  • Only one submarine left to defend Australia

    05/21/2009 7:02:49 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 18 replies · 1,508+ views
    The Advertiser ^ | May 21, 2009 | Ian McPhedran
    Only one submarine left to defend Australia By Ian McPhedran The Advertiser May 21, 2009 07:18am SUBMARINE woes have hit a new low with just one of six Collins Class craft fit for service. Experts differ on the security risk this poses for the nation, but they agree that having just one boat available to defend the nation is a terrible return on a $10 billion taxpayer investment. With HMAS Waller tied up at the Henderson shipyard south of Perth for urgent battery repairs, the only seaworthy sub is HMAS Farncomb. The other four boats are either out of active...
  • BIZMAN POL IS GOPERS' PLAN B

    05/20/2009 11:15:31 PM PDT · by neverdem · 10 replies · 1,544+ views
    NY Post ^ | May 18, 2009 | FREDRIC U. DICKER
    Chris Collins NEW YORK Republicans are eyeing a dynamic but little- known upstate businessman and elected official to run for governor next year if Rudy Giuliani declines, The Post has learned. GOP leaders say Erie County Executive Chris Collins, a wealthy, charismatic, conservative-oriented entrepreneur and government reformer is interested. Collins, who won a surprising landslide victory in the heavily Democratic county in 2007, would make a great candidate, they say. "He recently came to see me, and I came away sure he was interested in running for governor," former US Sen. Alfonse D'Amato told The Post. "I think he'd be...
  • Excerpt: "The Language of God"- Francis Collins Shares Personal Testimony to Explain Reasoning

    05/14/2009 2:28:08 PM PDT · by mnehring · 21 replies · 1,647+ views
    From the time Copernicus proved Ptolemy wrong that the earth did indeed orbit around the sun, scientific reason has found itself at odds with religion. In his new book, "The Language of God," geneticist Francis S. Collins explains through personal testimony why faith and reason can and do coexist peacefully, and how one actually complements the other....
  • GOP senators back centrism with Crist [McCain, Snowe, Collins, other RINOs chime in]

    05/13/2009 9:24:20 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 36 replies · 1,797+ views
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2009-05-13 | J. Taylor Rushing
    This week’s endorsement of Florida Gov. Charlie Crist by senior Senate Republicans is being cheered by GOP senators as a move toward the middle. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) and National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman John Cornyn (Texas) endorsed Crist over former state House Speaker Marco Rubio, a protégé of former Gov. Jeb Bush and a more conservative candidate. The decision by McConnell and Cornyn was the first such choice since last month’s defection of Arlen Specter to the Senate’s Democratic conference. Moderate GOP senators like Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe of Maine used that opportunity to publicly warn the...
  • Is Sen. Susan Collins a Member of an Endangered Species?

    05/01/2009 5:12:24 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 21 replies · 1,923+ views
    On this week's ABC News Shuffle Podcast, Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, talks candidly about the party-switch of Sen. Arlen Specter, D-Penn., her worries about her party and why she shouldn't be attacked for helping to remove money to combat the flu from the stimulus package. . . . . . "I was really stunned by his decision and it took me completely by surprise," the Maine senator says of Specter's announcement. "I would not have been surprised had he announced that he was retiring and I would've been less surprised if he'd announced he was going to become an independent...
  • EXPEL SENATORS SNOWE AND COLLINS FROM GOP

    05/01/2009 7:33:34 AM PDT · by YaZhynka · 6 replies · 1,158+ views
    http://gopetition.com/online/27432.html ^ | May 1, 2009 | Richard Jarzynka
    PETITION TO EXPEL SNOWE AND COLLINS FROM GOP Tell the Maine Senators to follow the lead of their former fellow-RINO. Sign the Petition at: http://gopetition.com/online/27432.html
  • The GOP After Specter [Collins, Snowe, Graham, RINO establishment under attack by conservatives]

    04/30/2009 9:15:01 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 20 replies · 2,142+ views
    The party needs a healthy debate, but not because he's left. BY KIMBERLEY A. STRASSEL Arlen Specter's decision to go Democrat has sent the GOP into a new round of infighting over what the party is, and where it goes now. Mr. Specter is a very unhealthy basis on which to be having what might otherwise be a healthy debate. Not that anything could stop the bitter winds now blowing through the Republican fields. Within hours of Mr. Specter's bombshell, the sides were formed up. Team Good Riddance featured the Club for Growth's Andy Roth: "Arlen Specter is the epitome...
  • Snowe, Collins warn the party it must wake up

    04/28/2009 5:43:17 PM PDT · by pissant · 90 replies · 5,559+ views
    The Hill ^ | 4/28/0 | Taylor Rushing
    Both Republican senators from Maine said Tuesday that the GOP must change its ways following Sen. Arlen Specter’s (Pa.) decision to switch parties. Sens. Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe told reporters that they were surprised at Specter’s decision and that they largely feel at home in the Republican Conference. Both senators often cross the aisle to support Democratic bills, including the $787 billion stimulus law. Collins called Specter’s decision “unfortunate for our party and our country,” and acknowledged that Democratic leaders have long been trying to persuade her to change parties. “When you’re a moderate Republican, every year there’s someone...
  • Benedict Arnolds of the GOP [Collins, Snowe, Specter] [RINO Party]

    04/14/2009 5:34:18 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 12 replies · 1,209+ views
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2009-02-10 | Dick Morris
    Because of the concentrated efforts of millions of Republicans all over America, Susan Collins (Maine) was reelected to the Senate, surviving a challenge once thought to be serious. She won, in large part, because she was able to drown her Democratic adversary in a sea of campaign spending made possible by donations from Republicans throughout the nation. As a result of their efforts, the GOP preserved its 40th vote in the Senate. And when Saxby Chambliss was forced into a runoff in the Georgia Senate race, Republicans from all over the United States poured out their hearts and their funds...
  • [Susan] Collins expounds on bipartisanship

    04/06/2009 8:38:07 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 22 replies · 1,460+ views
    WATERVILLE -- The meaning of bipartisanship too often depends on whether one's party is in the majority or the minority, Sen. Susan Collins said during an address Sunday night at Colby College. Collins, a moderate Republican, cast a key vote for President Barack Obama's $787 billion economic recovery bill passed in Congress in February. Currently, she is once again a key negotiator as the Senate and the House of Representatives try to find common ground on a $3.6 trillion budget. "Bipartisanship is a principle and principles do not change according to circumstance," Collins said. "Just as we cannot claim the...
  • Corker, Snowe, Collins vote against McCain budget plan [Roll Call Vote]

    04/02/2009 10:33:21 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 9 replies · 1,311+ views
    Roll Call Vote, U.S. Senate, 111th Congress, On the Amendment (McCain Amdt. No. 882, as Modified), S.Amdt. 882 to S.Con. Res. 13, April 2, 2009
  • GOP's Collins: I Can't Support Obama This Time (He must have not bribed high enough this time)

    Congressional Republicans on Sunday predicted a doomsday scenario of crushing debt and eventual federal bankruptcy if President Barack Obama's massive spending blueprint wins passage. But a White House adviser dismissed the negative assessments, saying she is "incredibly confident" that the president's policies will "do the job" for the economy. In a TV interview, Obama himself laughed when discussing the dire state of parts of the economy — and ascribed his laughter to "gallows humor." White House Council of Economic Advisers chairwoman Christina Romer insisted that the nation's flailing economy will be rebounding by 2010. Administration officials — and the president...
  • U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold continues to cultivate bipartisanship [with Susan Collins, others]

    03/23/2009 10:19:44 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 4 replies · 621+ views
    The Post-Crescent, Appleton, Wisc. | 2009-03-23 | Larry Bivins
    Link only, per FR copyright and posting policy
  • Collins Doesn't Support Obama Budget

    03/22/2009 1:34:17 PM PDT · by jessduntno · 45 replies · 1,882+ views
    http://www.thehopeforamerica.com/play.php?id=630 ^ | March 27, 08 | thehopeforamerica
    Collins Doesn't Support Obama Budget Senator Susan Colllins finally discovers fiscal responsibility http://www.thehopeforamerica.com/play.php?id=630 Date Added: 3/22/09 This video has been viewed 174 times.
  • Video: Susan Collins Doesn't Support Obama's Budget

    03/22/2009 8:52:43 AM PDT · by careyb · 16 replies · 985+ views
    This Weak ^ | 3/22/09 | Susan Collins, et. al.
    She has apparently discovered a new concept known as fiscal responsibility.
  • TV'S WACKY EX AND THE KITTY

    03/19/2009 8:01:06 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies · 834+ views
    New York Post ^ | March 19, 2009 | JAMIE SCHRAM, AMBER SUTHERLAND and JEREMY OLSHAN
    Kenley Collins, the catty, batty finalist on "Project Runway," really let the fur fly when she assaulted her now ex-fiancé with their pet feline in their Williamsburg apartment, authorities said yesterday. The fashion designer, 26, was charged with assault and criminal possession of a weapon the weapon being the cat itself for her crazed attack on Zak Penley, 28, prosecutors said.
  • U.S. senators want $400 million spent on wind energy [Snowe/Collins + Democrats]

    03/13/2009 5:45:36 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 25 replies · 1,276+ views
    Reuters ^ | 2009-03-13
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senators from two Northeast states urged U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu to commit $400 million from the economic stimulus package to support an advanced wind energy program, especially for offshore wind projects. The lawmakers want money budgeted for the department's energy efficiency and renewable energy activities set aside for developing domestic wind energy technologies so the United States can be compete with foreign wind companies. . . . . . The letter was sent by Maine Senators Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins and Delaware Senators Tom Carper and Ted Kaufman.
  • Snowe, Collins: Ado over Limbaugh reflects struggles of party

    03/09/2009 8:41:58 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 41 replies · 1,567+ views
    The Kennebec Journal, Kennebec, Me. ^ | 2009-03-09 | Dieter Bradbury
    Conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh is casting a shadow over the Republican Party's efforts to redefine itself after two losing election cycles. For moderate U.S. Sens. Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins, who defied the party's national trend by easily winning re-election in Maine in 2006 and 2008, respectively, it's almost too much to bear. "You'd think they might take a page out of our book rather than trying to fight it," Snowe said of the national GOP last week. "They don't want to acknowledge where they've gone wrong."
  • Maine delegation lauds president’s ambitious goals [Snowe/Collins] [RINO barf alert]

    02/25/2009 12:54:42 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 19 replies · 818+ views
    The Daily News, Bangor, Maine ^ | 2009-02-24 | Drew Fitzgerald
    WASHINGTON — During a speech in which Republican senators often remained seated while Democrats applauded, Maine Sens. Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe stood up when President Obama referred to the passage of a $787 billion stimulus package. They and Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Penn., were the only GOP senators to vote for the bill when it passed the Senate. After the president’s speech Tuesday night, Snowe released a statement lauding Obama’s “aggressive and ambitious agenda,” saying bipartisan cooperation will prove even more important now given the challenges facing the nation. Snowe singled out Obama’s plan to reform the American health care...
  • Caption Susan Collins, John McCain, and Lindsey Graham at Obama's speech

    02/25/2009 7:47:18 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 50 replies · 1,843+ views
  • Steele on GOP primary: 'I am open to that baby'

    02/24/2009 2:35:57 PM PST · by Salena Zito · 45 replies · 1,811+ views
    RNC chair Michael Steele says he is "open to that baby" when it comes to supporting primary challengers against the three GOP senators who voted in favor of the stimulus package. "Oh, yes, I'm always open to everything, baby, absolutely" Steele said yesterday on Fox News' 'Your World with Neil Cavuto'. Republican Sens. Arlen Specter (Pa.) and Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins (Maine) all gave the thumbs up to the Obama stimulus plan, making conservatives vent their wrath on the blogs, television and talk radio. Specter is the only one of the three up for re-elect in 2010. Steele said...