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  • University of Southern Maine bans professor who offered credit for anti-Kavanaugh protest

    10/17/2018 11:46:17 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 17, 2018 | Jessica Chasmar
    The University of Southern Maine apologized Wednesday for the “rogue behavior” of a retired professor who offered credit for participating in a protest against Justice Brett Kavanaugh, announcing that she has since been barred from teaching at the university. Susan Feiner, who retired in September but continued to teach some classes, offered students one credit for taking a pop-up course called “Engaged Citizenship,” which would bus students to Washington to participate in a protest urging Republican Sen. Susan Collins to oppose confirming then-Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
  • 'Suspicious letter' mailed to Maine home of Susan Collins

    10/15/2018 1:56:01 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/15/18 | MORGAN GSTALTER
    Police and a hazmat team were on the scene at the Maine home of Sen. Susan Collins (R) on Monday. The Bangor Daily News reported that police were at the house on West Broadway in Bangor as police investigated what was described as a "suspicious letter." Annie Clark, a spokeswoman for Collins, told The Hill that the senator was on her way home from Washington. Collins's husband, Thomas Daffron, is currently at the house, Clark said. UPDATE: Hayward Street closed near Sen. Susan Collins home. — Nit-Noi Ricker (@MaineNitNoi) October 15, 2018 Sgt. Wade Betters with the Bangor Police Department...
  • Carpetbagging: 99.7 Percent Of Donations From Hollywood Executives Go To Democrats

    10/12/2018 8:57:26 PM PDT · by blam · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10-11-2018 | Justin Carusco
    While Hollywood constantly preaches diversity, some of the entertainment industry’s most powerful and influential executives have given almost exclusively to Democrat candidates and left-wing PACs. According to The Hollywood Reporter, nearly 100 percent of the millions donated from the top executives in Hollywood went to Democrats or PACs working to elect Democrats. Of the more than $4 million in federal donations made by the top Hollywood executives and entertainers, 99.7 percent went to Democrats and Democratic-leaning political action committees or organizations, according to a Hollywood Reporter data review of Federal Election Commission records. Only three members of this year’s THR...
  • Senate defeats measure to overturn Trump expansion of non-ObamaCare plans

    10/10/2018 10:21:46 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/10/18 | PETER SULLIVAN
    The Senate on Wednesday defeated a Democratic measure to overrule President Trump’s expansion of non-ObamaCare insurance plans as Democrats seek to highlight health care ahead of the midterm elections. The Democratic measure would have overruled Trump’s expansion of short-term health insurance plans, which do not have to cover people with pre-existing conditions or cover a range of health services like mental health or prescription drugs. It was defeated on an extremely narrow, mostly party line 50-50 vote, with Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) voting with Democrats in favor of overturning the short-term plans. Republicans argue the short-term plans simply provide a...
  • Where’s the outrage over Hillary’s call for a ‘civil’ war?

    10/09/2018 10:23:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The New York Post ^ | October 9, 2018 | Michael Goodwin
    Two events from the last two days stand out. The first came Monday night with President Trump’s forceful yet compassionate speech at the swearing in of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. The president opened with an extraordinary apology on behalf of the country to Kav­anaugh and his family “for the terrible pain and suffering” they endured during the historically brutal confirmation process. He said the unfounded allegations violated fairness and “the presumption of innocence.” Trump also tenderly addressed Kavanaugh’s young daughters, telling them “your father is a great man, a man of decency, character, kindness and courage.” The event...
  • Pat Buchanan: Casualty lists from the Kavanaugh battle

    10/09/2018 9:38:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Union Leader ^ | October 9, 2018 | Pat Buchanan
    AFTER A 50-YEAR siege, the great strategic fortress of liberalism has fallen. With the elevation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, the Supreme Court seems secure for constitutionalism — perhaps for decades. The shrieks from the gallery of the Senate chamber as the vote came in last Saturday, and the sight of that bawling mob clawing at the doors of the Supreme Court as the new justice took his oath, confirm it. The Democratic Party has sustained a historic defeat. And the triumph is President Trump’s. To unite the party whose nomination he had won, Donald Trump pledged to select his high...
  • 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....
  • Susan Collins’s Kavanaugh vote sparks calls to boycott Maine products, tourism

    10/09/2018 8:53:54 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 102 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/09/18 | TAL AXELROD
    Activists upset with Sen. Susan Collins’s vote to confirm Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh say they will inflict economic damage on the Republican senator's home state by boycotting Maine products and tourism. “Dear Susan Collins – I really struggled with this but my tourist $ just voted against ever visiting Maine while you remain in office,” actor and comedian John Fugelsang said Friday in a tweet that has since been deleted, according to the Portland Press Herald. The tweet garnered hundreds of comments saying they would join Fugelsang in the boycott, with one person canceling a $2,200 reservation at Point...
  • Collins cut to the core of campaign to destroy Kavanaugh

    10/09/2018 4:18:09 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 59 replies
    sentinel and enterprise ^ | Oct 8, 2018 | Peter Lucas
    Why can't we (MA) have a U.S senator like Susan Collins? Why can't our guys make a speech like that? After all, this is intellectual, sophisticated and progressive Massachusetts, not backwoods Maine. And Collins is from Caribou, of all places, not Cambridge. She is the descendant of lumberjacks, not professors. Instead we have one senator who has been in Washington so long that he lives there, not here. That is Sen. Eddie Markey of Chevy Chase, Maryland, who cannot put two sentences together unless they are written out for him. He called the FBI investigation into the unsubstantiated charges of...
  • Senate Dems to force vote this week to overrule Trump ObamaCare change

    10/08/2018 2:17:08 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 65 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/08/18 | PETER SULLIVAN
    Democrats are planning to force a vote in the Senate this week on overturning a Trump administration rule expanding non-ObamaCare insurance plans. The Democratic resolution, which will likely get a vote on Wednesday, would overturn a rule finalized in August that expanded the availability of short-term health insurance plans. Democrats decry the plans as “junk” insurance because they does not need to cover pre-existing conditions or follow other ObamaCare rules. Republicans argue the plans provide a cheaper option alongside ObamaCare plans. The resolution, which is supported by all 49 Senate Democrats, is unlikely to pass given that it would need...
  • Trump calls Kavanaugh allegations a 'hoax set up by the Democrats'

    10/08/2018 8:50:14 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 72 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/08/18 | BRETT SAMUELS
    President Trump said Monday that he expects a lot of Democratic voters to support Republican candidates in the upcoming midterms because of how the party's lawmakers handled sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. "The main base of the Democrats have shifted so far left that we’ll end up being Venezuela. This country would end up being Venezuela. I think a lot of Democrats are going to be voting voting Republican on Nov. 6," Trump told reporters at the White House before departing for a law enforcement event in Florida. The president seized on the specter raised by...
  • Bill Mitchell: "Collins might never have voted for Kavanaugh and given her epic speech..."

    10/08/2018 7:01:31 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 61 replies
    Twitter ^ | 8 October 2018 | Bill Mitchell
    Bill Mitchell: "Collins might never have voted for Kavanaugh and given her epic speech without an FBI investigation. The FBI investigation might never have happened unless Flake demanded it. Who did Flake talk to right before demanding it? Rosenstein. Not everything is as it appears."
  • 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...
  • McConnell: 'We're trying to win seats,' says GOP will still challenge Manchin

    10/07/2018 4:18:03 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 32 replies
    Collusion "News" Network ^ | Updated 3:08 PM ET, Sun October 7, 2018 | Elissa Nuñez, CNN
    (CNN) -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the Republican Party will still challenge Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia despite his help confirming Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. "We appreciate his vote for Judge Kavanaugh," the Kentucky senator said Sunday on CBS's "Face The Nation." "I think it was the right thing to do. But we're trying to win seats." While McConnell said he appreciates Manchin's support, he also pointed out that he is "still a Democrat." McConnell, like other Republicans, has harped on what he calls a "mob" of left-wing protesters as an issue in the...
  • Trump: I asked GOP senator to go to his daughter's wedding instead of attend Kavanaugh vote

    10/06/2018 1:47:54 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 91 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/06/18 | JOHN BOWDEN
    President Trump revealed Saturday that he had asked Montana Sen. Steve Daines (R) to take time off to attend his daughter's wedding over the weekend, causing him to miss a confirmation vote for Brett Kavanaugh, Trump's Supreme Court nominee. The president tweeted Saturday afternoon following Kavanaugh's successful confirmation in the Senate that he advised Daines to skip the vote once Republicans learned that they had the necessary number of votes to prevail. "I have asked Steve Daines, our great Republican Senator from Montana, to attend his daughter Annie’s wedding rather than coming to today’s vote," Trump wrote on Twitter shortly...
  • Susan Collins reveals she thought Kavanaugh 'perhaps needed to withdraw' after hearing Ford testify

    10/07/2018 11:49:04 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7 October 2018 | Gregg Re
    Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins -- a key swing-vote whose dramatic floor speech on Friday assured Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court -- revealed on Sunday that she initially thought Kavanaugh "perhaps needed to withdraw" after she heard Christine Blasey Ford's "very compelling and painful" testimony. But then, Collins said, "When [Kavanaugh] came back with a forceful denial, the anger and anguish he showed, and then the lack of corroboration, led me back to the fundamental issues to our legal system." Both Ford and Kavanaugh testified at length in late September before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Ford alleged that...
  • CNN's Dana Bash Attempted to Sandbag Susan Collins Over Her Kavanaugh Vote. There's Just One Problem

    10/07/2018 10:42:26 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 51 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 7, 2018 | Beth Baumann
    Two cnn videos at link. Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), one of the swing votes during now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation vote, went on CNN's "State of the Union" to explain how she decided to vote. Initially, Collins said she was undecided about how she was going to vote, especially after Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's testimony in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee. She initially thought Kavanaugh should withdraw from the proceedings. The lack of corroborating evidence and the fundamental right of being innocent until proven guilty ultimately made Collins vote in favor of Kavanaugh. Instead of accepting Collins' reasoning,...
  • Defeat Senator Collins Crowdpac Fund ($4M Campaign Slush Fund?)

    10/07/2018 11:23:06 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 14 replies
    Crowdpac ^ | 10/2018 | Crowdpac
    Either Sen. Collins VOTES NO on Kavanaugh OR we fund her future opponent Maine People's Alliance and Mainers for Accountable Leadership are joining dying father, Ady Barkan, to beg Senator Collins to vote "no" on Trump's Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh. In the next 2 weeks, right after Labor Day - the Senate will hold a confirmation vote that will define the Supreme Court's ideology for decades. It will be one of the most pivotal votes of Susan Collin's career. "We, the People of Maine are joining Ady Barkan and thousands of others to demand that Senator Collins votes "no"...
  • $3 million raised for potential Collins 2020 challenger

    10/06/2018 1:32:32 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/06/18 | CHRIS MILLS RODRIGO
    A crowdfunding effort to raise money against Sen. Susan Collins's (R-Maine) potential 2020 opponent broke $3 million in contributions Friday. The campaign, organized by Be A Hero Team, Maine People's Alliance and Mainers for Accountable Leadership, was conditional on Collins's vote in the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, and after pledging her support for the nominee Friday the money will now go to her potential opponent. The campaign highlights threats to the people of Maine with Kavanaugh's confirmation. "The pending nomination of Brett Kavanaugh for Supreme Court Justice is a threat to everyday Mainers like us," it...
  • Hollywood Explodes on Susan Collins: ‘Vile, Heartless Coward’ ‘Go to Hell’

    10/06/2018 8:50:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 70 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/5/2018 | Justin Caruso
    Hollywood celebrities from Sarah Silverman to Alyssa Milano exploded with hate against Sen. Susan Collins over her promise to vote to confirm President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh Friday.