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  • Graham: 'Handful' of GOP senators will vote to block Trump's emergency declaration

    02/22/2019 9:58:58 AM PST · by jazusamo · 89 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 22, 2019 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) predicted on Friday that a "handful" of Republicans will back a resolution to block President Trump's emergency declaration to construct the U.S.-Mexico border wall. "A handful. …[But] there will be enough to sustain a veto," Graham told Fox News , asked how many Republicans would vote with Democrats in the Senate. Graham didn't offer a specific number for how many of his Republican colleagues he thinks will back the resolution. He said that he would "absolutely not" vote for the Democrat-led resolution, adding that he is "100 percent with the president." Graham, who has emerged as...
  • GOP Sen. Susan Collins says she'd back resolution against Trump emergency declaration

    02/20/2019 2:10:44 PM PST · by jazusamo · 75 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 20, 2019 | David Sharp - AP
    SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — Sen. Susan Collins said Wednesday that she would vote for a congressional resolution disapproving of President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration to build a wall on the southern border, becoming the first Republican senator to publicly express support for such a measure. The lawmaker from Maine said she would vote for a resolution as long as it focused only on the declaration. The president’s action “completely undermines” the role of Congress and is of “dubious constitutionality,” she said, while attending a Coast Guard ceremony. “If it’s a ‘clean’ disapproval resolution, I will support it,” she said. Trump...
  • Senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn sponsor bill to put Bush 41 and wife Barbara on coin

    02/20/2019 11:28:39 AM PST · by SMGFan · 120 replies
    ABC13 ^ | February 17, 2019
    Lawmakers want to honor the memory of President George H.W. Bush and his wife Barbara by putting their faces on a coin. Senator Susan Collins of Maine introduced a bill authorizing the U.S. Treasury to mint one dollar coins featuring the former president and first lady.
  • Gardner, Portman endorse Trump for 2020

    01/30/2019 6:16:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 30, 2019 | Max Greenwood
    Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) is throwing his support behind President Trump’s 2020 reelection bid, a move that could stir trouble for his own electoral prospects next year. Gardner, a onetime critic of Trump, told IJR that he was backing the president, because he believed Trump would do right by the people of Colorado. “Look, there are things here – look, I’ve made it very clear that where I agree with the president, we will agree or where I disagree, we will disagree,” Gardner said. “But I’m going to fight like hell for Colorado, and we’ve done some good things for...
  • This GOP Senator Is 'Not Prepared' to Endorse Trump in 2020 [Collins]

    01/30/2019 9:22:25 AM PST · by jazusamo · 71 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 30, 2019 | Leah Barkoukis
    Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) said Tuesday that she was “not prepared” to endorse President Trump in his 2020 reelection bid. “I’m not prepared at this point to make that decision,” the senator told PBS NewsHour’s Judy Woodruff, noting that she was focusing on her own reelection campaign. “But do you expect at some point, between now and November of 2020, to endorse the president, since you’re a Republican?” Woodruff pressed. “I don’t know, I’m going to have to see what happens between now and then and look at what his record is,” Collins said. "I can’t imagine that I would...
  • Six GOP Senators Offer to Trade Amnesties for Border Wall plus Cheap Labor

    01/10/2019 3:05:22 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 65 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 10,2019 | Neil Munro
    Six GOP Senators briefed Jared Kushner and President Donald Trump’s top congressional aide about a plan to swap two amnesties in exchange for border-wall funding. The six GOP Senators included Graham, North Carolina’s Thom Tillis, Tennessee’s Lamar Alexander, Ohio’s Rob Portman, Alaska’s Lisa Murkowski, and Maine’s Susan Collins. The Senators’ draft offer to the Democrats, however, also includes incentives sought by GOP-aligned business groups, such as an expansion of the H-2B blue collar visa-worker program. Few Democrats support the H-2B visa program but its inclusion could encourage GOP legislators to ignore protests from the GOP’s pro-American base. Several GOP Senators...
  • Hollywood Mega-Producer Wants to Punish Lawmakers Who Support Traditional Marriage

    12/10/2018 3:41:29 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 37 replies
    Todd Starnes ^ | December 10, 2018 | Todd Starnes
    he Hollywood producer behind Glee and American Horror Story has declared war on politicians who support traditional marriage and oppose letting men who identify as women use the ladies room. Ryan Murphy declared war during a politically-charged address at a pro-LGBT gala in Los Angeles. “I want these hateful and wrong politicians to go and to stop polluting our moral and ethical ether,” he said, according to a transcript provided to Starnes Country. “Based on this fall, I think it’s now possible to create a movement to protect and nourish our own.” Murphy announced that his new multi-million dollar organization...
  • Inevitable: GOP Throwing In The Towel On Planned Parenthood

    12/03/2018 5:30:02 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 36 replies
    HotAir ^ | December 3,2018 | ED MORRISSEY
    “They had two years to defund Planned Parenthood, and they failed,” said Kristan Hawkins, president of the anti-abortion group Students for Life of America. “It’s a huge frustration. We worked so hard to elect supposedly these pro-life Republican officials, and we expected results.” As disappointing as this might be, it comes down to basic math, and Democrats had it on their side. The House has passed defunding language on a number of occasions, but the filibuster rules in the Senate require 60 votes for any appropriation bill. Not only couldn’t Republicans find nine Democrats to vote to strip Planned Parenthood...
  • Pence casts tie-breaking vote to advance controversial Trump judicial pick

    11/29/2018 3:52:27 AM PST · by SMGFan · 35 replies
    msn/ the hill ^ | November 28, 2018
    The Senate advanced a controversial judicial pick for President Trump on Wednesday after Vice President Pence cast a tie-breaking vote for the nomination. Senators were deadlocked 50-50 to end debate on Thomas Farr's nomination to be a district judge for the Eastern District of North Carolina. Pence, presiding over the chamber, then cast the tie-breaking vote. The fate of Farr's nomination was held in suspense even going into the start of the vote on Wednesday afternoon. Four Republicans were viewed as potential swing votes: Sens. Marco Rubio (Fla.), Tim Scott (S.C.), Susan Collins (Maine) and Lisa Murkowski (Alaska). But Collins...
  • Susan Collins “concerned” about Whitaker’s anti-Mueller comments, wants a bill to protect[tr]

    11/10/2018 6:36:10 AM PST · by kevcol · 53 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 9, 2018 | Allahpundit
    I am concerned about comments that Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker has made regarding the Special Counsel and the parameters of his investigation. . . I believe that we should bring to the Senate floor legislation that would put restrictions on the ability of President Donald Trump to fire the Special Counsel.
  • David Klion: The Republican party has the blood of innocent Jews on its hands now.

    10/28/2018 2:42:08 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 60 replies
    Twitter ^ | October 28, 2018 | David Klion
    After a week of hate crimes by Trump’s brownshirts, a sitting GOP Senator tweets out a false account of Pelosi inciting violence. Republicans are killing us and lying about it and appeals to decency won’t work. Only using this platform for BOO-ms added, The whole party has the blood of innocent Jews on its hands now. Your Republican friends and family and neighbors did this. They were warned. They don’t care. They will never take responsibility. It’s up to us to punish them. John Cronyn is a Nazi Lindsey Graham is a Nazi Mitch McConnell is a Nazi Susan Collins...
  • Man arrested for threatening Kavanaugh-supporting senators

    10/20/2018 10:39:09 AM PDT · by McQ444 · 8 replies
    New York Post ^ | 2018-10-20 21:00 | Emily Saul
    A Long Island man was busted for making death threats against GOP U.S. Senators Chuck Grassley and Susan Collins for their support of then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, The Post has learned.
  • '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...
  • A Voice Above the Din of Hysteria

    10/12/2018 3:27:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 12, 2018 | Susanne Fields
    The latest lowest of the low in public conversation was struck last week by the American Civil Liberties Union, for its television commercial of spliced-together video clips of former President Bill Clinton and Bill Cosby denying their sexual transgressions and linking them to Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, Matt Lauer, Harvey Weinstein and Charlie Rose. The ACLU's stated mission is "to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in the country by the Constitution and laws of the United States," and not so long ago, the ACLU was regarded as one of the brave guardians...
  • 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....
  • Pro-lifers should be very, very concerned about Susan Collins’ Kavanaugh speech

    10/09/2018 6:46:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 10/09/2018 | Calvin Freiburger
    WASHINGTON, D.C., October 9, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Pro-lifers are right to celebrate the failure of the smear campaign against Brett Kavanaugh. We wouldn’t have gotten a better nominee if President Trump had withdrawn him, and surrender would have not only demoralized the conservative base but taught leftists they can get away with anything. That being said, we can’t let our euphoria blind us to the fact that we don’t really know if our newest Supreme Court justice is the automatic anti-Roe vote the president promised us, and Susan Collins’ make-or-break speech Friday was actually a damning indictment of how little...