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  • 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...
  • Abortion worker: Babies are so large ‘they come out crying and looking for their mama’

    09/20/2017 5:52:39 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 56 replies
    Live Action ^ | 7/26/16 | Sarah Terza
    Abortionist Dr. Warren Hern’s abortion facility in Boulder, Colorado, does abortions all the way up until birth. He brazenly advertises third-trimester abortions on his website. The next time someone tells you abortions never happen in the third trimester, send him to Hern’s site. Abortion clinic manager turned pro-lifer Abby Johnson once described a conversation she and the workers at her abortion facility had about Hern. Johnson said her boss at the time said the babies aborted by Hern are so large, “they come out crying and looking for their mama.” I remember one day at Planned Parenthood we were standing...
  • Boeing ‘Skeptical’ of United Technologies-Rockwell Collins Deal

    09/05/2017 4:10:38 PM PDT · by iowamark · 5 replies
    Bloomberg ^ | September 5, 2017 | Benjamin D Katz , Rick Clough , and Julie Johnsson
    Boeing Co. and Airbus SE voiced concerns about a proposed tie-up of two leading suppliers Tuesday, potentially upsetting United Technologies Corp.’s $23 billion acquisition of Rockwell Collins Inc. The world’s largest planemakers added to the chorus of skeptics of a deal that would create an aerospace behemoth with a range of products to outfit jetliners and warplanes. Investors sent United Technologies shares plunging by the most in two years, while credit ratings companies said the manufacturer risks downgrades. Boeing, which has been squeezing suppliers for discounts, warned it would take action to protect itself if it saw the merger as...
  • Sen. Collins says it’s ‘too difficult to say’ if Trump will be 2020 Republican nominee

    08/21/2017 10:54:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    Market Watch ^ | August 21, 2017
    Maine Republican wrote in Paul Ryan for president in 2016 President Donald Trump is already stumping for re-election in 2020. But at least one member of his party says it’s uncertain if he’ll become the GOP’s standard-bearer. Maine Sen. Susan Collins, known as a Trump critic, was interviewed on MSNBC Monday morning and asked if she believed the president would end up as the Republican nominee in 2020. Her reply: Collins also told MSNBC she didn’t support Trump in 2016, instead writing in House Speaker Paul Ryan’s name. “That was very hard for me to do as a lifelong Republican,”...
  • At Least 11 GOP Senators Defend Mitch McConnell and Do-Nothing Senate from Trump

    08/11/2017 1:39:03 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 209 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 11,2017 | Jim Hoft
    The Republican-led Senator lied to the American people. They promised to repeal the failed Obamacare law for seven-and-a-half years. They ran their campaigns on repealing Obamacare. But they all lied. And then Mitch McConnell had the gall to blame President Trump for expecting too much from the senate! .Sens. tweeting support of McConnell: ▪️Cornyn ▪️Corker ▪️Tillis ▪️Isakson ▪️Collins ▪️Hatch ▪️Gardner ▪️Heller ▪️Flake ▪️Young ▪️Capito.
  • Collins, Murkowski: We Sunk Skinny Repeal to Protect Planned Parenthood

    08/07/2017 3:42:14 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 79 replies
    Townhall ^ | August 7, 2017 | Cortney O'Brien
    Two of the senators who singlehandedly derailed the skinny repeal of Obamacare were awarded a sit down interview with the admiring Dana Bash Friday on CNN. The bright faced journalist applauded Sens. Susan Collins (ME) and Lisa Murkowski (AK) for having the “cajones” to vote against the Republican bill when they knew half the country would view them as heretics. Collins admitted it was an “uncomfortable” vote. But, they both insisted it was the right thing to do, which is why they did not fear backlash from GOP leadership, or even intimidating tweets from the Oval Office. Both women said...
  • Tom Reed supports Chris Collins’ gun rights bill

    08/04/2017 6:12:24 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 7 replies
    © Copyright 2017 Finger Lakes Times, 218 Genesee St. Geneva, New York ^ | Aug 2, 2017 | By STEVE BUCHIERE sbuchiere@fltimes.com
    The signs calling for the repeal of New York’s SAFE Act have become a fixture in the landscape of many parts of upstate New York, including the Finger Lakes. Now a western New York congressman is sponsoring legislation he claims would do what so many Second Amendment supporters have called for since the state Legislature adopted it with virtually no public debate in 2013: Repeal the controversial gun-control legislation called Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act, or SAFE Act. Rep. Chris Collins, R-27 of Clarence, said Monday that he is sponsoring legislation called the Second Amendment Guarantee Act, which he...
  • Susan Collins Says Threats Will Not Change Her Health Care Vote

    07/30/2017 7:01:11 PM PDT · by Libloather · 31 replies
    Huffpost ^ | 7/30/17 | Daniel Marans
    Maine’s Republican Sen. Susan Collins said that she would not be swayed by President Donald Trump’s apparent threats to pull the plug on key Obamacare funds, including subsidies for members of Congress and their staff. In a Sunday interview with Jake Tapper on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Collins first said that even if Trump cut off Congress’ subsidies, it would not change her mind about opposing the health care repeal. Tapper then asked whether if cuts to cost sharing reduction payments, or CSRs, that the federal government provides for low-income people would affect her decision. “It would not affect...
  • DFU POLIMERICK 7-28-17 The Three Stooges: Murkowski, Collins, McCain

    07/28/2017 7:16:15 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 24 replies
    twitter ^ | 7-28-17 | DFU
  • Republican senator calls congressman who challenged her to a duel 'fat' and 'unattractive'

    07/25/2017 1:12:02 PM PDT · by DFG · 35 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 07/25/2017 | David Martosko
    A U.S. senator was caught Tuesday on a 'hot mic,' telling a colleague that a congressman who had challenged her to a duel over her health care positions is 'fat' and 'unattractive.' Maine Sen. Susan Collins was one of three Republican women in the upper chamber of Congress last week who held up a GOP-led package that would have repealed and replaced the Obamacare law. Rep. Blake Farenthold, a fellow Republican from Texas, told a radio host that if she were 'a guy from south Texas, I might ask him to step outside and settle this Aaron Burr-style.' At the...
  • Senate votes to begin ObamaCare repeal debate

    07/25/2017 12:38:48 PM PDT · by DFG · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/25/2017 | Peter Sullivan
    The Senate on Tuesday voted to begin debate on ObamaCare repeal legislation, a major step toward the goal of ending the healthcare law. The motion was approved in a razor-thin 50-50 vote, with Vice President Pence breaking the tie. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) received thunderous applause as he entered the chamber for the first time since being diagnosed with brain cancer to cast the 49th vote. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) then cast the 50th vote for the bill.
  • Senator says Trump should turn over Comey tapes

    06/11/2017 2:03:31 PM PDT · by Innovative · 97 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 11, 2017 | Dino Grandoni
    On Sunday, Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) said President Trump should turn over tapes of conversations he had with former FBI director James B. Comey — if they exist. “He should voluntarily turn them over not only to the Senate Intelligence Committee, but to the special counsel,” Collins told Brianna Keilar on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “I don’t understand why the president just doesn’t clear this matter up once and for all,” she added.
  • 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!!!