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  • Collins, Murkowski face pressure from liberal groups over Kavanaugh vote

    08/24/2018 2:12:10 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 24, 2018 | Alex Swoyer
    A liberal activist in Maine is vowing to spend $100,000 to defeat Sen. Susan Collins if she votes to confirm President Trump’s Supreme Court pick. Another progressive group, meanwhile, has brought Alaska residents to Washington to meet with Sen. Lisa Murkowski, urging her to be the vote that sinks Judge Brett Kavanaugh. The two Republican senators are considered the key to Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation. Each met separately with the judge this week, though both hesitated to throw their support behind him, saying they’re awaiting his confirmation hearing early next month.
  • RINOs Murkowski and Collins appear to be supportive of Kavanaugh

    07/11/2018 7:26:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/11/2018 | Rick Moran
    The Democrats are girding for all out war to block the comfirmation of Brett Kavanaugh for Supreme Court Justice, but they may as well save their energy. The two most problematic votes in the senate - Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins - have been making positive statements about the nominee, leading to the conclusion that his confirmation is almost a lock. Politico: The centrist GOP senators offered few hints on Tuesday about how they will vote on Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court. But it’s clear that Trump could have made confirmation in the narrowly divided Senate much more difficult...
  • Sen. Murkowski Supports Repeal Of Obamacare’s Individual Mandate

    11/22/2017 5:03:55 PM PST · by Liberty7732 · 19 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 11/22/17
    Sen. Murkowski wrote a piece for an Alaska newspaper Tuesday announcing she would support repeal of the Obamacare individual mandate which is currently part of the GOP tax bill. I have always supported the freedom to choose. I believe that the federal government should not force anyone to buy something they do not wish to buy in order to avoid being taxed. That is the fundamental reason why I opposed the Affordable Care Act from its inception and also why I cosponsored a bill to repeal the individual mandate tax penalty starting as early as 2013. And that is why...
  • Lisa Murkowski announces support for repealing individual mandate

    11/22/2017 11:06:53 AM PST · by entropy12 · 23 replies ^ | November 21 at 10:01 PM | Damian Paletta
    Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) said she would support repealing the Affordable Care Act’s individual insurance mandate, giving a potential boost to the Republican effort to pass a massive tax cut package next week. “I believe that the federal government should not force anyone to buy something they do not wish to buy, in order to avoid being taxed,” Murkowski wrote in an opinion piece published Tuesday by the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. Murkowski was careful, however, to stop short of saying she would vote for the Senate GOP tax plan. She instead focused the entire op-ed on her views about the...
  • Sen. Lisa Murkowski Hasn’t Ruled Out Voting For Tax Bill With Obamacare Mandate Repeal

    11/19/2017 7:47:14 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/19/2017 | John Sexton
    Tuesday we learned that the GOP had decided to add repeal of Obamacare’s individual mandate to the tax bill which is still under consideration in the Senate. The immediate question was whether the same Senators who balked at various iterations of Obamacare repeal would also consider repeal of the mandate a deal breaker. One of those Senators being closely watched is Lisa Murkowski. Earlier today, Murkowski told Roll Call that her vote on the tax bill would depend on Alexander-Murray, a bipartisan plan which would restore cost-sharing payments to insurers. “I think that there is a path and I...
  • Strange encouraged to run write-in campaign after Moore allegations

    11/10/2017 6:45:03 AM PST · by C19fan · 66 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 9, 2017 | Brett Samuels
    Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) said Thursday she has talked to Sen. Luther Strange (R-Ala.) about running a write-in campaign in the wake of an explosive new report that Roy Moore, the GOP candidate for Senate in Alabama, had inappropriate encounters with teenage girls. Strange challenged and lost to Moore in the Republican primary for the open Alabama Senate seat. His office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
  • Mitch McConnell Leads Establishment Republicans in Effort to Push Roy Moore Out of Alabama Race

    11/10/2017 3:56:35 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 116 replies
    breitbart ^ | 9 Nov 2017 | SEAN MORAN
    Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and several other Republican senators said on Thursday if allegations are true, Alabama Senate Republican candidate Judge Roy Moore should drop out of the race. The Washington Post released a story on Thursday alledging that Moore initiated a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old girl when he was 32, as well as other cases of sexual misconduct. Moore denied the allegations. “These allegations are completely false and are a desperate political attack by the National Democrat Party and the Washington Post on this campaign,” Moore said. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said, “If these allegations are true, he must...
  • Why Republicans can’t get anything done

    10/13/2017 7:56:57 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 46 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 13, 2017 | Jonah Goldberg
    Despite controlling the White House and both branches of Congress, the GOP can’t get much done. Oh, House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have talking points pushing back on this widespread impression. Ryan’s argument has some merit: The House has passed a good deal of legislation — 305 bills, according to Admittedly, a lot of it is minor, but there’s some meaty stuff as well, including ObamaCare repeal-and-replace. The problem is very little of it can get through the narrowly Republican-controlled Senate. Much of the blame goes to McConnell, particularly when the blame is being...
  • The ObamaCare Saviors (Paul, McCain, Murkowski, Collins)

    09/27/2017 5:26:03 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 24 replies
    wsj ^ | September 26, 2017
    Senate Republicans on Tuesday abandoned their latest effort to replace ObamaCare, or, more precisely, a handful of Senators defeated the Graham-Cassidy proposal despite their campaign rhetoric. Mark them down as ObamaCare’s saviors. Top billing goes to Kentucky’s Rand Paul, who rode into Congress in 2010 on repealing the Affordable Care Act but in office has become the definition of a feckless libertarian. He helped to kill the Senate’s first replacement bill over the summer because it did not repeal every last footnote in the law. Then he supported “skinny repeal” that merely repealed the individual and employer mandates and medical-device...
  • New Version of Graham-Cassidy Health Bill Adds Sweeteners for Alaska (Typical)

    09/24/2017 8:16:04 PM PDT · by BurgessKoch · 14 replies
    NBC News ^ | September 24, 2017 | Leigh Ann Caldwell
    WASHINGTON — An updated version of the Graham-Cassidy health care bill circulating among lobbyists and on Capitol Hill on Sunday night has changed to provide more benefits to Alaska, a move to appeal to Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who has been highly skeptical of efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act. The new version would grandfather Native Alaskans into Medicaid so they wouldn't lose coverage after the expanded Medicaid program is rolled back in 2020, according to a section-by-section summary of the new legislation obtained by an industry lobbyist
  • Republicans Attempt to Buy Murkowski's Vote in New Draft of Health Care Bill

    09/21/2017 11:08:17 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 28 replies ^ | 09/21/2017 | Haley Byrd
    A Republican Senate aide told Independent Journal Review Thursday that Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Bill Cassidy (R-La.) are attempting to buy Sen. Lisa Murkowski's support through new changes to their controversial Obamacare repeal proposal before an expected vote next week. According to the aide, here is a summary of what the new draft of the bill entails: "This draft includes 3 separate provisions benefitting Alaska. 1. Alaska (along with Hawaii) will continue to receive Obamacare’s premium tax credits while they are repealed for all other states. It appears this exemption will not affect Alaska receiving its state allotment under...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Senate panel approves five Interior, Energy nominees after delayed vote (Murkowski doings)

    08/03/2017 12:16:22 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 3, 2017 | Timothy Cama
    A Senate panel has approved five of President Trump’s nominees for senior roles in the Interior and Energy departments after a delayed vote. The approval from the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee occurred during a brief meeting in the Capitol between votes in the upper chamber. The committee had planned to vote on the nominees last week. But Chairwoman Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) postponed the vote , the same day that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke called her reportedly to threaten not to make numerous pro-Alaska decisions she wants because of her votes against repealing Obamacare. Both Murkowski and Zinke later...
  • Murkowski Refuses To Explain Why She Campaigned On Obamacare Repeal But Voted Against It

    07/30/2017 1:52:59 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 76 replies
    Although she has won three terms in office, Murkowski has never won a majority of voters in her state. Her next election is in 2022. In 2016, Murkowski won 44 percent of the vote. In 2010 she won 39.5 percent of the vote and in 2004 she won 48.5 percent.
  • Sarah For Senate? (V)

    07/28/2017 3:25:23 PM PDT · by OrangeHoof · 42 replies
    myself | 7-28-2017 | Orangehoof
    Alaskans - are you upset that your Republican senator pulled the rug out from under the repeal of ObamaCare? There's something you can do about it. A certain popular ex-governor is available and what she might lack in skills as an individual candidate, she certain has an eye for representing Alaskans first and foremost rather than the DC elites.
  • 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
  • Lisa Murkowski’s energy committee delays hearing for Trump administration appointees

    07/27/2017 10:58:24 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 60 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 27, 2017 | Sally Persons
    The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, led by Sen. Lisa Murkowski, delayed a vote to confirm several Trump administration appointees on Thursday after she was criticized by a Cabinet member over her health care vote.
  • Trump Goes After Murkowski Over Healthcare Vote

    07/26/2017 8:33:42 AM PDT · by pgkdan · 38 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/26/17 | Leah Barkoukis
    President Trump singled out Sen. Lisa Murkowski Wednesday morning on Twitter over how the Alaska Republican voted Tuesday on healthcare. “Senator @lisamurkowski of the Great State of Alaska really let the Republicans, and our country, down yesterday,” he wrote. “Too bad!” Donald J. Trump ✔ @realDonaldTrump The crowd in Ohio was amazing last night - broke all records. We all had a great time in a great State. Will be back soon! Donald J. Trump ✔ @realDonaldTrump Senator @lisamurkowski of the Great State of Alaska really let the Republicans, and our country, down yesterday. Too bad! 7:13 AM - 26...
  • 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.