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  • Collins opposes White House cyber czar

    11/04/2009 8:06:49 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 10 replies · 485+ views
    Federal Computer Week ^ | 11/02/2009 | Ben Bain
    Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), the top-ranking Republican on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, today argued against establishing a new cybersecurity coordinator position at the White House. Rather than have a new White House “cyber czar” oversee cybersecurity efforts, the Homeland Security Department should be given greater resources and authority to secure civilian networks, Collins said during a speech in Washington. She called for establishing a cybersecurity center at DHS with a “strong and empowered leader” who would also serve as principal cybersecurity adviser to the president. Under the government's overall computer security strategy, DHS is responsible for protecting...
  • ME 2014/NY-23 2009: Collins stumps for GOP hopeful [caption DIABLO with RINO Collins] [barf alert]

    10/26/2009 2:09:44 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 11 replies · 1,145+ views
    HOUSE RACE: Maine senator attends rally to support Scozzafava. BY MARTHA ELLEN CANTON — More than 50 supporters of Republican Dierdre K. Scozzafava's campaign for the 23rd Congressional District turned out Saturday at Phoebe's Restaurant to hear U.S. Sen. Susan K. Collins, R-Maine, and Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite, R-Fla., tell them she was the best candidate.
  • NY-23 2009: Scozzafava hits trail with GOP women [RINO Susan Collins]

    10/24/2009 3:59:12 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 27 replies · 1,447+ views
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2009-10-24 | Jordan Fabian
    Assemblywoman Dede Scozzafava (R-N.Y.) brought two female GOP lawmakers with her on the campaign trail today after a week in which several national Republicans endorsed Conservative Party challenger Doug Hoffman. Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite (R-Fla.) joined Scozzafava today at a campaign event. Ex-Gov. Sarah Palin (R-Alaska), arguably the Republican Party's most visible woman, endorsed Hoffman this week. Most conservatives have shied away from Scozzafava or endorsed Hoffman, arguing that she holds too many liberal positions.
  • Sen. Susan Collins Indicates Support For Health Care Reform (I'm getting sick of these Maine RINOs)

    10/14/2009 5:08:31 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 24 replies · 793+ views
    wmtw ^ | 10/14/2009 | staff
    Maine's junior Republican senator said Wednesday she's open to voting for a sweeping health care overhaul this year. Sen. Susan Collins said the status quo is unacceptable, but she has serious concerns about the version that cleared the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday with support from Maine's senior Republican senator, Olympia Snowe. Collins said she fears the coverage will not be affordable for many families and small businesses, and the proposed Medicare cuts are too deep. Snowe said she opposes a government-run health insurance option, unless private insurers fail to do their part.
  • Another GOP Senator open to health care overhaul? (Susan Collins!)

    10/14/2009 8:25:12 AM PDT · by Shethink13 · 16 replies · 1,196+ views
    AP ^ | October 14, 2009 | Ricardo Alonso-Zalvidar
    A second Republican senator signaled Wednesday she's open to voting for sweeping health care legislation this year, putting President Barack Obama closer to a historic achievement that has eluded generations of Democratic leaders.
  • Another GOP senator open to health care overhaul

    10/14/2009 8:09:08 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 136 replies · 7,813+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Oct 14, 2009 | By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR
    WASHINGTON – A second Republican senator signaled Wednesday she's open to voting for sweeping health care legislation this year, putting President Barack Obama closer to a historic achievement that has eluded generations of Democratic leaders. But Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, told The Associated Press that the bill approved Tuesday by the Finance Committee needs substantial improvements to make coverage more affordable, contain costs, and protect Medicare. Nevertheless, she joined her Maine GOP colleague Sen. Olympia Snowe in endorsing the goal of far-reaching changes.
  • Forget the people - ram healthcare bill through

    10/14/2009 5:34:49 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 13 replies · 528+ views
    One News Now ^ | 10/14/2009 | Jim Brown
    A healthcare reform expert says Democratic leaders in Congress who are seeking to pass healthcare legislation before Thanksgiving are "deceiving themselves into thinking they know what's best for the American people." The Senate Finance Committee is expected to vote today on a healthcare reform bill authored by Senator Max Baucus (D-Montana) that would create new taxes and regulations to pay for a massive expansion of the Medicaid entitlement program. Although the Baucus proposal has been billed as the most "moderate and reasonable" of five committee healthcare bills, a new study prepared by Price Waterhouse Coopers estimates that by 2019 the...
  • Taking Health Care Courtship Up Another Notch

    09/26/2009 12:40:45 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 3 replies · 453+ views
    NYTimes ^ | September 26, 2009
    Taking Health Care Courtship Up Another Notch By SHERYL GAY STOLBERG Published: September 26, 2009 WASHINGTON — With its swanky wine bar and jazz pianist, the 701 Restaurant is one of those downtown spots where lobbyists woo clients and couples pursue romance. But it was a political courtship — President Obama’s quest for a health care overhaul — that brought the White House budget director, Peter R. Orszag, and Senator Susan Collins of Maine together for a recent dinner there. Ms. Collins is one of a handful of moderate Republicans who might provide the president a pivotal vote, but she...
  • Czar Wars

    09/25/2009 5:13:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies · 698+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 25, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Politics: In yet another vote against transparency, the Senate killed an amendment imposing legislative oversight on unconfirmed White House officials. Shouldn't we know who they are and what they're doing? Green czar Van Jones is gone, forced to leave the administration after Fox News and the conservative blogosphere revealed his past as a self-avowed communist. Jones had issues that some argue should have been discussed in confirmation hearings that never occurred before he assumed his position. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, would have liked to have learned of Jones' communist links and more before this man, who believes that white America...
  • Sen. Susan Collins Says Flatly that She Won't Support a "Public Option" or a "Trigger" - Video

    09/14/2009 11:04:25 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 20 replies · 828+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | September 14, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of GOP Sen. Susan Collins saying she will NOT support a Health Care Bill with a "Public Option," or a "Trigger" for a "Public Option." She made the statement to CNN's John King. Collins is one Republican Democrats have thought they could convince to support ObamaCare, but she said flatly in this video she will not support the "Public Option." Collins rightly said that a "trigger" only delays implementation of a "Public Option." To vote for a "trigger" when it is the Government who will decide if the "trigger" needs to be used, is to guarantee an...
  • (Sen. Susan) Collins does not support public option 'trigger'

    09/13/2009 9:11:47 AM PDT · by maggief · 25 replies · 931+ views
    The Hill ^ | 09/13/09 | Tony Romm
    A key swing vote on healthcare reform said Sunday she would not support a public option "trigger" -- a series of benchmarks that, if not met by a certain time, would authorize the creation of a government insurance program.
  • U.S. government nervous about stimulus fraud, scams (Susan Collins NOW Worried About Porkulus Fraud)

    09/11/2009 5:55:29 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 9 replies · 1,145+ views
    Reuters ^ | September 10, 2009 | Lisa Lambert
    WASHINGTON, Sept 10 (Reuters) - As billions of dollars from the economic stimulus plan pour through the U.S. economy, members of Congress, the administration and regulatory agencies are increasingly worried about the risks of fraud. Earl Devaney told Congress on Thursday the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board he chairs is investigating those who may have misappropriated stimulus money.
  • Man Calls for Resignation of Maine Senators Snowe and Collins - Video

    09/07/2009 1:17:00 PM PDT · by jessduntno · 12 replies · 1,533+ views Here is video of a citizen of Maine calling for the resignations of Maine GOP Senators Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe, and Rep. Michaud because they voted for President Obama's Stimulus Bill. He made the statement at a Town Hall Meeting with a lot of people - but with no Senators or legislators present. Instead, participants had put chairs at the front with pictures of their legislators in the chairs! The man talked to the pictures in calling for their resignations! That's what it has come to. The people are so fed up with what is happening they will...
  • Hundreds vent frustrations at political event in Brewer

    08/26/2009 6:04:53 AM PDT · by NewHampshireDuo · 16 replies · 1,073+ views
    Bangor (Maine) Daily News ^ | 26 August, 2009 | Dawn Gagnon
    BREWER, Maine — An estimated 450 people from throughout Maine’s 2nd Congressional District and beyond gathered in Brewer Tuesday night to give their elected representatives a piece of their minds. The problem was U.S. Sens. Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe and U.S. Rep. Michael Michaud were no shows. Instead the dozens of people who traveled from such places as Washington County, Casco, Saco, East Millinocket, Orrington, the St. John Valley, Bangor, and York County, had to make due by addressing blown up photographs of the three propped up against three empty chairs that had been reserved for them at the...
  • McCain says Congress backs expanding Libya ties-Jana [McLame reported praising Gaddafi]

    08/14/2009 9:41:28 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 11 replies · 889+ views
    Reuters ^ | 2009-08-14 | Ali Shuaib
    TRIPOLI, Aug 14 (Reuters) - U.S. Republican Senator John McCain praised Libya's leader Muammar Gaddafi for his peacemaking role in Africa and said Congress would support expanding ties, Libyan state news agency Jana said on Friday. U.S.-Libyan relations have dramatically improved since Tripoli's decision in December 2003 to give up its weapons of mass destruction programmes, with diplomatic ties resuming in June 2004 after a break of more than two decades. "McCain and the delegation accompanying him confirmed the importance of expanding further the relations between Libya and the United States. The Congress would back the measures to be taken...
  • Here it comes: ENDA introduced in the US Senate by Republicans and Democrats

    08/05/2009 1:15:53 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 15 replies · 992+ views
    America's Independent Party ^ | August 5, 2009 | Staff
    A new drive for special "rights" for those who commit homosexual acts. Email from the well-financed and powerful radical homosexual lobby today: Employment Non-Discrimination Act introduced in U.S. Senate Task Force: ENDA ‘reflects core U.S. value of fairness’ “People recognize that our nation as a whole benefits when everyone is allowed to contribute their talents and skills, free from discrimination, which is all ENDA seeks to do.” — Rea Carey, Executive Director, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Action Fund WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 — The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Action Fund applauds today’s Senate introduction of the Employment...
  • Susan Collins says she supports Sonia Sotomayor [RINO puke alert]

    07/21/2009 10:18:35 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 20 replies · 870+ views
    Politico ^ | 2009-07-21 | Manu Raju
    Sen. Susan Collins announced Tuesday that she would become the fourth Senate Republican to support Sonia Sotomayor's nomination to the Supreme Court. The support from the Maine centrist is the latest sign that Sotomayor will be confirmed by a comfortable majority before the Senate adjourns for its summer recess on Aug. 7. "Judge Sotomayor has impressive legal experience, has excelled throughout her life and is a tremendously accomplished person," Collins said. "And based on my review of her record, my assessment of her character and my analysis of her adherence to precedent, Judge Sotomayor warrants confirmation to the high court."
  • McCain, Graham, Collins, and Snowe

    07/07/2009 1:09:39 PM PDT · by Welshman007 · 22 replies · 1,537+ views
    Columbia Conservative Examiner ^ | July 7, 2009 | Anthony G. Martin
    McCain, Graham, Collins, and Snowe. No, it's not a singing group like Crosby, Seals, and Nash. If they were, they would be immediately branded as 'anti-music.' These Republicans are most likely to vote in favor of Cap and Trade. But the good news is that a dozen Democrats have expressed doubts about voting for the bill due to the enormous costs to citizens and our economy.
  • twitter susan collins?

    05/23/2009 8:10:03 PM PDT · by mirkwood · 2 replies · 270+ views
    mirkwood ^ | 5/23/09 | mirkwood
    Cheeze whiz.. can this actually work
  • Snowe, Collins warn the party it must wake up

    04/28/2009 5:43:17 PM PDT · by pissant · 90 replies · 5,559+ views
    The Hill ^ | 4/28/0 | Taylor Rushing
    Both Republican senators from Maine said Tuesday that the GOP must change its ways following Sen. Arlen Specter’s (Pa.) decision to switch parties. Sens. Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe told reporters that they were surprised at Specter’s decision and that they largely feel at home in the Republican Conference. Both senators often cross the aisle to support Democratic bills, including the $787 billion stimulus law. Collins called Specter’s decision “unfortunate for our party and our country,” and acknowledged that Democratic leaders have long been trying to persuade her to change parties. “When you’re a moderate Republican, every year there’s someone...