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  • 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...
  • The Treachery of Murkowski, Collins and McCain

    08/06/2017 9:30:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 6, 2017 | Bruce Bialosky
    Previously, we have written how important it is to restructure our health insurance system after the dishonest, unnecessary and destructive law passed by a fully-partisan vote known as Obamacare. We have defined the fact that this is a team effort by Republicans which would orient the insurance market back toward consumer choice and save us from a downward spiral toward government control over the entirety of our healthcare system, handing over the future of our individual health to faceless know-it-all bureaucrats. Yet despite that, three senators -- Murkowski, Collins and McCain -- vainly thought they were wiser than everyone else...
  • Huckabee calls for repeal of 17th Amendment after healthcare failure

    07/30/2017 1:30:46 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 70 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 28, 2017 | John Bowden
    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) on Friday called for the repeal of the 17th Amendment and the return to senators selected by state legislatures after the Senate GOP's effort to repeal and replace ObamaCare died in a late-night vote. The 17th Amendment was ratified in 1913 and established the popular election of senators. Previously, senators were elected by state legislatures. @GovMikeHuckabee Time to repeal 17th Amendment. Founders had it right-Senators chosen by state legislatures. Will work for their states and respect 10th amid The Senate's "skinny repeal" of ObamaCare failed late Thursday night by a vote of 51-49. The...
  • Susan Collins Caught on Hot Mic Calling GOP Congressman “Fat” and “Unattractive”

    07/26/2017 1:04:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 56 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 26, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Here is that sound bite from Susan Collins. She was caught on an open mic. This is following a Senate Appropriations Committee meeting yesterday. She was caught on a hot mic talking with Senator Jack Reed (Democrat-Rhode Island) about Congressman Blake Farenthold, who is a Republican from Texas. COLLINS: (muttering) Did you see the one who challenged me to a duel? REED: I know. Trust me, do you know why he challenged you to a duel? ‘Cause you could beat the s–t (bleep) out of him, trust me. COLLINS: (cackling) REED: (cackling) (muttering crosstalk) COLLILNS: That fat guy. He’s...
  • Senators Caught Talking About President Donald Trump on Hot Mic: ‘I Think He’s Crazy’

    07/25/2017 3:41:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    Us Weekly ^ | July 25, 2017 | Staff
    Awkward! After someone forgot to switch off a microphone at the end of a Senate subcommittee hearing on Tuesday, July 25, two senators were caught dissing President Donald Trump on a hot mic. Chairman of Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee Susan Collins and Sen. Jack Reed were unknowingly recorded discussing the federal budget and calling 71-year-old Trump “crazy” in audio obtained by The Washington Post. “I swear, [the Office of Management and Budget] just went through and whenever there was ‘grant,’ they just X it out,” said Collins, a Republican senator from Maine. “With no measurement, no thinking...
  • What A Difference A Presidential Tweetstorm Makes

    07/26/2017 5:13:23 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 9 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | 7.26.2017 | David Blackmon
    Boy, what a difference a few tweets makes, huh? After President Trump had gone after his thus far lackluster performance in office, Attorney General Jeff Sessions suddenly woke up, displaying a sudden new focus on things that actually matter. Just a few hours after the President’s latest tweet storm, federal agents arrested the chief IT specialist for ex-DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schulz, Imran Awan, as he was attempting to flee the country through Dulles International Airport. The FBI also announced it has seized a set of “smashed hard drives” that Awan had left behind at his home. Mr. Anwan had...
  • Two GOP senators to vote against ObamaCare repeal-only bill [one more kills it]

    07/18/2017 8:09:17 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 92 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/18/2017 | Jordain Carney
    Republican Sens. Shelley Moore Capito (W.Va.) and Susan Collins (Maine) said on Tuesday that they will not support moving forward with the plan to repeal ObamaCare with a delayed replacement. "My position on this issue is driven by its impact on West Virginians. With that in mind, I cannot vote to repeal ObamaCare without a replacement plan that addresses my concerns and the needs of West Virginians," Capito said in a statement. Collins added to NBC that she is still a "no" on proceeding to the House-passed bill, which would be used as a vehicle for any Senate action. The...
  • GOP Sen. Collins on Health Care Bill: ‘I Cannot Support a Bill’ That Takes Insurance From Millions

    06/22/2017 4:10:31 PM PDT · by drewh · 56 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 7:00 pm, June 22nd, 2017 | by Justin Baragona |
    Earlier today, Senate Republicans finally revealed their secret health care bill. And to say the reception was tepid would be kind. Besides the expected heavy criticism from Democrats — including former President Barack Obama — a number of GOP senators expressed their opposition. A group of four Senate Republicans has already come out to say they are currently a “no” on the bill, effectively killing it where it stands. Now, you can add another to the list. During an appearance on MSNBC’s MTP Daily, Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) explained that she just couldn’t support a bill that would end up...
  • Collins expresses frustration over Democrats halting Senate business

    05/10/2017 2:31:56 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 20 replies
    washintonexaminer.com ^ | 5/10/17 | Kimberly Leonard
    Sen. Susan Collins said Wednesday that she was upset a Senate Aging Committee hearing had been blocked after Senate Democrats invoked a rule to prevent committee hearings from being held until more details emerged on the possibility of getting an independent review of Russian interference in the U.S. elections. "We have witnesses who have come here from four different states," the Maine Republican said. "How does that contribute to solving anything that has to do with Jim Comey's firing? I mean, it's just ridiculous." Collins spoke on the Senate floor about her frustrations that the hearing, which was set to...
  • Susan Collins: House GOP made ‘mistake’ in defunding Planned Parenthood

    05/08/2017 7:44:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 05/08/2017 | By Valerie Richardson
    Sen. Susan Collins on Sunday called it a “mistake” for the House Republicans’ health care bill to defund Planned Parenthood. “That is an important issue to me because I don’t think that low-income women should be denied their choice of health care providers for family planning, cancer screenings, some well-women care,” the Maine Republican said on ABC’s “This Week.” “It’s not the only issue in this huge bill, but I certainly think that it’s not fair and it is a mistake to defund Planned Parenthood,” said Ms. Collins. “But it’s one of many issues.” The American Health Care Act, passed...
  • 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...
  • Gorsuch Vote Reveals the Unreported Democrat Implosion

    04/03/2017 11:25:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | April 3, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: First on the Gorsuch nomination, the Democrats, Chuck Schumer is confirmed now to have enough votes to stop the confirmation of Judge Gorsuch without the nuclear option. So it is reported. The news is that Judge Gorsuch will not get the 60-vote threshold to go to a full vote on the confirmation. We’ve got reports of some Democrats voting to confirm him. I think Susan Collins has signaled to the Republicans she’s gonna vote against him, which, believe me, makes no sense, just absolutely no sense. Mitch McConnell assured everybody on Meet the Press yesterday that Gorsuch is gonna...
  • Pence breaks Senate tie on Planned Parenthood funding bill

    03/30/2017 10:33:00 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 47 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 3/3/17 | ap
    The GOP was forced to keep a procedural vote open for just over an hour after two Republicans senators, Alaska's Lisa Murkowski and Maine's Susan Collins, voted against moving ahead on the measure. During that time, the GOP got Pence to the Senate to break a 50-50 tie and cast the deciding vote. He previously broke a tie on the nomination of Betsy DeVos to be education secretary. A final vote on the bill is expected later Thursday, when Pence's vote likely will be needed again.
  • Susan Collins: "It Would Probably Be Helpful For President Trump Not To Comment Any Further"

    03/05/2017 1:02:29 PM PST · by EveningStar · 77 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | March 5, 2017 | Tim Hains
    Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine sits down with Face the Nation Host John Dickerson to discuss President Trump's wiretap accusations, the Senate Intelligence Committee investigation into Russia and healthcare reform. "It would probably be helpful if he gave more information, but it also might be helpful if he just didn't comment further and allowed us to do our work," she said about the Intelligence Committee investigation.
  • Republican US senator: I'm open to subpoena of Trump's taxes (Usual Suspects Alert)

    02/22/2017 5:53:11 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 16 replies
  • GOP Sen. Collins to vote against Trump’s EPA pick

    02/15/2017 2:46:48 PM PST · by jazusamo · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 15, 2017 | Timothy Cama
    © Greg Nash Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) will vote against confirming President Trump’s nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Collins is the only Senate Republican to come out against Scott Pruitt, the Oklahoma attorney general who sued the EPA 14 times during former President Obama’s administration. “I have significant concerns that Mr. Pruitt has actively opposed and sued the EPA on numerous issues that are of great importance to the state of Maine, including mercury controls for coal-fired power plants and efforts to reduce cross-state air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions,” Collins told Maine Public Radio on...
  • Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski to vote against DeVos for Education Secretary

    02/01/2017 11:41:13 AM PST · by CedarDave · 58 replies
    Rush Limbaugh | February 1, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    At the end of his just-ended conversation with VP Pence, Rush informed him and the audience that Susan Collins has said she will vote against Betsy DeVos for Education secretary. Rush also reporting a second Pub senator [Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski] would vote against her.
  • GOP senators: Give states the option of keeping ObamaCare

    01/23/2017 10:24:22 AM PST · by ColdOne · 42 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 1/23/17 | Peter Sullivan
    Two Republican senators on Monday unveiled the outlines of an ObamaCare replacement plan that they hope would be able to attract some Democratic support. The plan, from Sens. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine), contains less drastic changes than some Republican proposals. It envisions keeping many of ObamaCare’s taxes in place in order to provide revenue for the replacement plan and gives states the choice of whether they want to keep ObamaCare. Under the plan, known as the Patient Freedom Act, state legislatures would have the choice of whether to keep ObamaCare operating in their states, complete with its...
  • Obamacare replacement plan to be unveiled by Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA)

    01/23/2017 7:22:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/23/2017 | Howard J. Warner
    Senator Susan Collins of Maine and Senator Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, two very different politicians, plan to unveil their proposal for replacing Obamacare on Monday.  This combination of sponsors gives hope that a compromise will be possible with Senator Charles Schumer of New York, the minority leader.  This is necessary since the Democrats can filibuster any replacement plan.  Budgetary reconciliation process can allow removal of Obamacare funding via a simple majority but does not allow for replacement legislation.  Replacement legislation is required to remove the negative impact for Republicans and to the 13 million users of the federal exchanges resulting...
  • Collins' support of Sessions draws protests

    01/10/2017 11:34:19 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 11 replies
    WMTW-TV ^ | Jan 10, 2017
    Sen. Susan Collins support of President-elect Donald Trump's attorney general pick, Sen. Jeff Sessions, drew protests at her Maine offices on Tuesday.