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  • New York Magazine: Politically Bribe Senator Susan Collins to Oppose Kavanaugh

    07/12/2018 6:19:19 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 19 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | July 12, 2018 | P.J. Gladnick
    The opposition to the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh as a Supreme Court justice has evolved from the merely desperate to the hilariously desperate. A good example of the latter can be seen in the July 10 New York magazine in which writer Ed Kilgore suggests that the Maine Democrats politically bribe Republican Senator Susan Collins with a promise by their state chairman to endorse her when she is up for re-election in 2020.Perhaps I am old school enough to believe that a bribe should be given in its traditional form as cash wrapped inside a brown paper bag but Kilgore somehow...
  • Red State Democrats Really, REALLY Don't Want To Discuss SCOTUS Pick

    07/11/2018 4:54:17 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 11, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Judge Brett Kavanaugh is going to be a weeks-long torment for some on the Hill—and I’m talking about red state Democrats. Senate Republican moderates Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski have been very receptive to Kavanaugh’s nomination, easing pressure from the right that they could sink this SCOTUS nominee if they defect. That could be the case, but for now, pressure has ramped up on Sens. Jon Tester (D-MT), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), Joe Manchin (D-WV), Joe Donnelly (D-IN), and maybe Bill Nelson (D-FL). Nelson needs help. Republican Gov. Rick Scott is outworking him on Hispanic outreach, and he’s beating Nelson...
  • Senators Collins & Murkowski, It's Time to Leave the GOP

    07/05/2018 7:56:32 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 63 replies
    NYTimes ^ | July 5, 2018 | Susan Faludi
    Just hours after Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement, media legal analysts and commentators began forecasting what this will mean for women’s reproductive freedom. On CNN: “Roe v. Wade is doomed.” Huffington Post: “It’s time to prepare for life without nationwide legal abortion.” Reuters: “a death knell for Roe v. Wade.” Or, as one commenter remarked, invoking Dylan, “looks like it’s all over now, baby blue.” I share the despair, but have we forgotten something? Republicans have a one-vote majority in the Senate. Their number includes two female moderates, Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski, both of whom support...
  • Activists Mail Coat Hangers To GOP Senator Susan Collins

    07/03/2018 9:56:57 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 39 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | July 3, 2018 | Marina Fang
    Social media activists say they are sending coat hangers to the office of Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) in a symbolic message about the legacy of anti-abortion policies and court decisions. They want to remind lawmakers about the urgency surrounding the replacement of retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. The social media users are specifically targeting Collins, a key vote in the process to confirm President Donald Trump’s pick. The hashtag campaign appears to have started organically late last week, with participants tweeting #HangersForCollins. The users also shared screen grabs of online shopping carts with coat hangers to show they were...
  • The Marriage "Precedent"

    07/03/2018 8:11:36 AM PDT · by DWW1990 · 27 replies
    www.TrevorGrantThomas.com ^ | 7/2/2018 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    There’s “precedent” and then there’s precedent. It seems for Maine’s Senator Susan Collins—who’s never been considered a conservative and is the very definition of a RINO—precedent is everything, except when it isn’t. According to Townhall recently, “Maine's moderate Republican Senator Susan Collins told CNN's Jake Tapper today that she would not be supporting a Supreme Court nominee who has “demonstrated hostility to Roe v. Wade” because, in her mind, that would be a justice who does not respect established precedent.”… As most today well know, much of what modern liberals hold dear was achieved because of the efforts of rogue...
  • Trump anti-abortion supreme court pick 'not acceptable', says Collins

    07/01/2018 3:17:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | July 1, 2018 | Tom McCarthy
    As battle lines are drawn for the coming fight over Donald Trump’s second supreme court nominee, a senator who could help to decide the fate of the nomination warned on Sunday that a justice who would seek to reverse federal abortion rights protections “would not be acceptable”. “A candidate for this important position who would overturn Roe v Wade would not be acceptable to me because that would indicate an activist agenda that I don’t want to see a judge have,” Republican senator Susan Collins told ABC’s This Week, referring to the 1973 court decision protecting abortion rights. Trump, however,...
  • Collins: I Will Not Support a Nominee Who Demonstrated Hostility to Roe V. Wade

    07/01/2018 10:20:28 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 115 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 7/1/18 | Jack Heretik
    Sen. Susan Collins (R., Maine) said on Sunday that any nominee for the Supreme Court that had demonstrated hostility to Roe V. Wade would not receiver her support. CNN host Jake Tapper asked Collins about how President Donald Trump expressed desire to nominate justices who may vote to overturn Roe V. Wade if offered the opportunity. Collins, who supports Roe V. Wade, is a key vote in the Senate, where Republicans only have a one vote majority in the chamber. "With all due respect, the Supreme Court, as we know, it overturns its own rulings all the time," Tapper said....
  • Dems: Save Us, Collins And Murkowski, You’re Our Only Hope (Or maybe Flake and Corker?)

    06/28/2018 8:37:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/28/2018 | Ed Morrissey
    And who knows — they may be right. While the Left melts down at the retirement of centrist Justice Anthony Kennedy, the path to confirming a conservative activist to the court looks much more fraught than people might think. Thanks to the GOP’s threadbare control of the Senate, it might be tough to round up 51 votes for a bold shift to the Right.At least, that’s what Democrats are hoping, according to NBC: Within hours of Wednesday’s surprising retirement announcement from Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, two moderate Republican women in the Senate became an important focus of Democrats...
  • A Spending Embarrassment

    06/24/2018 11:46:50 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | June 24, 2018 | WSJ Editorial Board
    Republicans have had a rough week, mostly of their own making, and on Wednesday they added to their self-punishment with a spending fiasco in the Senate. Two GOP Senators blocked the Trump Administration’s rescissions package that would claw back $15 billion, much of which wasn’t even likely to be spent under current policy. A Senate procedural vote to move the rescissions package failed 48-50 after defections from Susan Collins of Maine and Richard Burr of North Carolina. From what we’ve heard Ms. Collins wanted to keep the money on ice so if it isn’t spent as part of its current...
  • The List: Republican Senators Demanding Trump End Border Enforcement

    06/21/2018 4:04:39 PM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 107 replies
    True Pundit ^ | 6-21-18 | True Pundit Staff
    Thirteen Republican Senators Are Demanding President Trump Halt Immigration Enforcement At The United States-mexico Border Until They Can Pass Legislation Closing A Legal Loophole, Perhaps Leaving The Border Open For Years. Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS) Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) Sen. John Boozman (R-AR) Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV) Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH)
  • White House faces growing outcry over migrant family policies

    06/17/2018 1:56:18 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 103 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/17/18 | Brett Samuels
    The White House appears poised for a fight over its policy of separating migrant families who cross the border illegally, even as a growing number of lawmakers are voicing concerns about the practice. Democrats and some Republicans have in recent days visited facilities used to house separated family members, leading to new questions about the process and growing calls for the so-called "zero tolerance" policy to end. GOP Sens. Jeff Flake (Ariz.) and Susan Collins (Maine) wrote to the Departments of Homeland Security and Health and Human Services on Saturday asking for clarity on the administration's practice of separating migrant...
  • BERNIE SIDES WITH IRAN'S MULLAHS

    03/21/2018 9:30:43 AM PDT · by b4its2late · 19 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 3/21/2018 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    The Left's romance with the Islamic Republic ensues. The Senate debated on Tuesday a resolution introduced by Vermont Socialist Bernie Sanders that would require the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Yemen. The surprising support the resolution won from 44 U.S. Senators handed a big win to Iran, which is engaged in a hot war with Saudi Arabia on the Arabian Peninsula. And it was a huge slap in the face to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, who was meeting with President Trump in the White House as the Senate debated the motion on the floor. It also showed the...
  • Trump: The Schumer-Rounds-Collins immigration bill would be a total catastrophe.

    02/15/2018 3:56:24 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 55 replies
    Twitter ^ | February 15, 2018 | Donald J. Trump
    The Schumer-Rounds-Collins immigration bill would be a total catastrophe. @DHSgov says it would be “the end of immigration enforcement in America.” It creates a giant amnesty (including for dangerous criminals), doesn’t build the wall, expands chain migration, keeps the visa... lottery, continues deadly catch-and-release, and bars enforcement even for FUTURE illegal immigrants. Voting for this amendment would be a vote AGAINST law enforcement, and a vote FOR open borders. If Dems are actually serious about DACA, they should support the Grassley bill!
  • McCain’s amnesty dies in Senate

    02/15/2018 12:40:36 PM PST · by jazusamo · 103 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 15, 2018 | Stephen Dinan, S.A. Miller, David Sherfinski
    The Senate shot down Sen. John McCain’s latest immigration legalization proposal Thursday as lawmakers finally began their long-awaited floor fight over the fate of “Dreamers.” Mr. McCain and Sen. Chris Coons, Delaware Democrat, had proposed an amnesty for perhaps 3 million illegal immigrants in exchange for a study of border security and a promise of action by 2021. But the plan had been rejected by President Trump and garnered only 52 votes in support, which was well shy of the 60 senators had set as the needed threshold for action. Votes were expected in quick succession on a plan to...
  • Senate rejects centrist immigration bill after Trump veto threat

    02/15/2018 1:07:10 PM PST · by Innovative · 77 replies
    The Hill ^ | Feb. 15, 2018 | Jordain Carney
    The Senate on Thursday rejected immigration legislation crafted by centrists in both parties after President Trump threatened to veto the bill if it made it to his desk. In a 54-45 vote, the Senate failed to advance the legislation from eight Republican, seven Democratic and one Independent senators. It needed 60 votes to overcome a procedural hurdle.
  • Trump issues veto threat over Senate’s latest amnesty

    02/15/2018 9:51:24 AM PST · by jazusamo · 64 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 15, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    President Trump issued his first veto threat of the immigration debate on Thursday, with the White House saying the plan being offered by Senate Democratic leaders and a handful of GOP rebels would make border security worse, not better. In a statement from press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House said the plan would prevent agents from going after illegal immigrants unless they arrive after June 30, 2018. Analysts have said that creates an incentive for people to flood the border now, hoping to get into the U.S. before the deadline — and it also protects perhaps 10 million...
  • Bipartisan group reaches deal on immigration, fulfilling some Trump demands

    02/15/2018 6:22:31 AM PST · by C19fan · 45 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 14, 2018 | Ed O'Keefe, David Nakamura and Mike DeBonis
    A bipartisan group of senators reached a deal on immigration Wednesday as President Trump attempted to preemptively undercut the proposal by delivering an ultimatum: Pass my plan or risk a veto. The self-dubbed “Common Sense Caucus” of senators late Wednesday circulated legislation that would fulfill Trump’s calls to grant legal status to 1.8 million young immigrants and would appropriate $25 billion for southern border security construction projects over the next decade — not immediately, as Trump wants. The bill also would curb family-based immigration programs, but not to the extent Trump is seeking, and would not end a diversity visa...
  • Axios: Trump Will Veto Democrats' Amnesty Bills

    02/14/2018 12:14:27 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 17 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 14 Feb 2018
    The President will veto the Senate Democrats’ draft amnesty bills, a White House official told Axios.com. The site reported late on February 13: A senior administration official said Tuesday night that President Trump “will veto any bill that doesn’t advance his common-sense immigration reforms” — a hardening of the White House bargaining position as the Senate begins an epic debate … In discussing the White House’s strategic thinking, the administration official asserted confidence on immigration, saying Democrats who resist Trump’s approach will “be walking into a political suicide march.”
  • Senators Strike Bipartisan Deal on Immigration Despite Veto Threat

    02/14/2018 6:56:47 PM PST · by Innovative · 55 replies
    NY Times ^ | Feb. 14, 2018 | SHERYL GAY STOLBERG and MICHAEL D. SHEAR
    A broad bipartisan group of senators reached agreement Wednesday on a narrow rewrite of the nation’s immigration laws that would bolster border security and resolve the fate of the so-called Dreamers, even as President Trump suggested he would veto any plan that does not adhere to his harder-line approach. Their compromise legislation sets up a clash pitting the political center of the Senate against Mr. Trump and the Republican congressional leadership. Senators in both parties have been racing against a self-imposed end-of-the-week deadline to write legislation that could win wide support by increasing border security while at the same time...
  • Bipartisan group of senators says it has a DACA deal

    02/14/2018 5:05:38 PM PST · by raiderboy · 133 replies
    cnbc ^ | 2/14/18 | Kevin Breuninger
    Bipartisan group of senators says it has a DACA deal Bipartisan group of senators says it has a DACA deal 2 Hours Ago | 01:04 A bipartisan group of senators working on immigration legislation has reportedly reached a consensus. The deal will be announced later Wednesday, senators involved in the so-called Common Sense Coalition told reporters after a closed-door meeting. "It's going to be ready today," said Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., The Hill reported. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said the deal would establish a pathway to citizenship for the nearly 2 million undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children...