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Susan Collins

  1. 2020 elections
    Republican Women in Congress Will Remain a Small Band in 2021The small ranks of Republican women in the Senate could fall in 2020, and probably won’t rise above the current 13 members in the House.
  2. power
    The Immoderate Susan CollinsAfter a long career voting across the aisle, why did the Maine senator gamble her legacy on Trump?
  3. impeachment
    Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment Charges, 52–48Mitt Romney’s “guilty” vote on the abuse of power article interrupted the party-line conclusion.
  4. senate trial
    Susan Collins: Trump Has ‘Learned’ a ‘Pretty Big Lesson’ From ImpeachmentIt’s unlikely that a president who said the Constitution gives him “the right to do whatever I want” would learn anything from his acquittal.
  5. impeachment
    What We Learned on Day 9 of the Trump Impeachment TrialLamar Alexander’s decision against hearing witnesses left Democrats pondering final steps before acquittal.
  6. impeachment
    What We Learned on Day 8 of the Trump Impeachment TrialThere was plenty of conflict on day one of questions, but Republicans seem to be consolidating their wall of shame preventing additional witnesses.
  7. impeachment
    What We Learned on Day One of the Trump Impeachment TrialSome argued the proceeding showed McConnell had lost his grip on Republican senators — but maybe he actually proved his mastery of them.
  8. impeachment
    No Senator Is Less Popular in Their Own State Than Susan CollinsCollins has been losing ground with voters on both the left and right. Impeachment is going to make things worse.
  9. impeachment
    What We Know About Trump’s Senate Impeachment TrialImpeachment trial procedures are an amalgam of constitutional provisions, Senate rules, and ad hoc procedures controlled by Mitch McConnell’s GOP.
  10. 2020 elections
    Democratic Money Mobilizing to Win SenateIt will still be an uphill battle for Democrats, but they have a decent shot at giving a new president a fighting change to succeed.
  11. 2020 elections
    Collins Officially Running in 2020, in Race That Could Decide Senate ControlShe angered a lot of constituents with her pivotal support for Brett Kavanaugh, and will have a strong opponent.
  12. abortion
    A New Democratic ‘Litmus Test’ on Abortion RightsThe parties have been polarized over abortion policy for long enough that it’s time to pick sides.
  13. the democrats
    Some Senate Democrats Value Susan Collins’s Friendship More Than PowerCollins does the bidding of plutocrats and pro-lifers. Democrats probably can’t govern unless she loses — but some are rooting for her, anyway.
  14. 2020 senate elections
    Susan Collins’s Approval Rating Dives As Reelection Contest ApproachesThe senator is losing popularity and is lashed to a president who is even more unpopular than she is in Maine.
  15. politics
    Susan Collins Has a New Democratic ChallengerSara Gideon announced her Senate run, taking aim at Collins for voting to confirm Brett Kavanaugh.
  16. vision 2020
    Manchin Torments Democrats Some More With Endorsement of Susan CollinsThe sort-of-Democratic senator from West Virginia is doing everything he can to undermine his party’s drive to regain control of the upper chamber.
  17. 2020 elections
    Roberts Retirement Gives Dems Another Long-Shot Senate Target for 2020With Kris Kobach mulling a race, anything could happen.
  18. government shutdown
    Republican Senators Facing Tough Reelections Break With Trump on ShutdownYes, some of Trump’s Senate critics are no longer around. But Cory Gardner and Susan Collins are restive, and Lisa Murkowski hasn’t gone anywhere.
  19. vision 2020
    Poll: Iowa Republicans Would Reelect Trump, But They’d Also Welcome a PrimaryTwo-thirds of Iowa Republicans said primary challengers to Trump should be welcomed.
  20. 2018 midterms
    Susan Collins Is the Last New England Republican in CongressOnce a rock-ribbed Republican region, New England is getting very blue, except for a couple of atypically moderate governors.
  21. kris kobach
    Could Kris Kobach Be Trump’s Next DHS Secretary?Trump clearly wants to dump Kirstjen Nielsen. The fiery nativist from Kansas would test GOP loyalty, but would please the president.
  22. voting rights
    Tim Scott Kills Confirmation of Judge Accused of Vote SuppressionThomas Farr has been a close associate of North Carolina’s Republican warriors against voting rights. Two GOP defections stopped his confirmation.
  23. 2018 midterms
    McConnell Thinks Talking About Repealing Obamacare Helps the GOP in the MidtermsIf Republicans make Senate gains and hang onto the House, it’s remotely possible. That’s apparently what the GOP thinks its base wants to hear.
  24. suspicious package
    Suspicious Letter Sent to Senator Susan Collins’s Home in MaineLocal authorities and the FBI are investigating.
  25. the kavanaugh hearings
    Sen. Collins, Why Are Anti-Abortion Groups Celebrating Kavanaugh Confirmation?Susan Collins thinks Kavanaugh might wind up being pro-choice. The anti-abortion lobby begs to differ.
  26. a guys girl
    Senator Collins Didn’t Even Like Brett Kavanaugh’s TestimonyShe still voted to confirm him to the Supreme Court, though.
  27. susan collins
    SNL’s Susan Collins Believes Women, Until It’s Time to Stop“I also believe that I’m a guys’ girl, okay?”
  28. last night on late night
    SNL’s Susan Collins Believes Women, Until It’s Time to Stop“I also believe that I’m a guys’ girl, okay?”
  29. the kavanaugh hearings
    Collins and Murkowski Face Political Repercussions at Home for Kavanaugh VotesCollins has guaranteed herself a tough reelection race in 2020, and Murkowski is already getting an intraparty threat from Sarah Palin.
  30. the kavanaugh hearings
    Site Fundraising for Senator Collins’s Opponent Crashed by Too Many DonationsA page crowdsourcing funds for Senator Collins’s Democratic opponent in 2020 was so overwhelmed by donations during her speech that the site crashed.
  31. the kavanaugh hearings
    Susan Collins’s Ultimate BetrayalThe senator spoke of not believing Christine Blasey Ford and then of supporting the #MeToo movement — in the same speech.
  32. the kavanaugh hearings
    Collins Falls in Line, Clinches Kavanaugh ConfirmationIn a speech that was both partisan and disingenuous, Susan Collins disappointed those who expected her to take a nonpartisan stand for women.
  33. the kavanaugh hearings
    Senate Cuts Off Debate on Kavanaugh, Making His Confirmation All But CertainIn the end, Jeff Flake, Susan Collins and Joe Manchin are giving Kavanaugh the votes he needed.
  34. the kavanaugh hearings
    Republicans Approach Kavanaugh Victory As Collins and Flake Signal ApprovalIt seems a cursory look at allegations against Kavanaugh was enough for two crucial Republican senators.
  35. the kavanaugh hearings
    As FBI Wraps Up Investigation, Republicans Set Friday Vote on KavanaughMaybe it’s a bluff, but Republicans seem to think they can get him confirmed this weekend.
  36. 2018 midterms
    Here’s What Happens If Republicans Dump KavanaughIt’s unlikely, but if Trump pulls the plug on Kavanaugh he’ll have time to nominate someone else in time for confirmation later this year.
  37. the kavanaugh confirmation
    GOP Sticking With Kavanaugh Game Plan Despite New AllegationsIt’s going to be awkward at tomorrow’s hearing for Republicans to pretend Christine Blasey Ford is Kavanaugh’s only accuser.
  38. the kavanaugh confirmation
    McConnell Goes For Broke on KavanaughThe wily Senate leader has probably decided that risking a defeat on Kavanaugh is preferable to a withdrawal.
  39. the kavanaugh hearings
    If Kavanaugh Goes Down, Will Republican Voters Be Discouraged or Enraged?Losing Kavanugh could be a buzzkill for the Republican base in November, unless Democrats wind up getting the blame.
  40. the kavanaugh confirmation
    Is the Anti-Abortion Movement Just Applied Anti-Feminism?More and more, those who oppose legalized abortion seem motivated by animus toward women’s rights. The Kavanaugh fight could make that even clearer.
  41. brett kavanaugh
    Senate to Hold Public Hearing on Kavanaugh Sexual-Assault AllegationSenator Grassley said Monday’s session will “give these recent allegations a full airing,” with Christine Ford and Brett Kavanaugh set to testify.
  42. susan collins
    Liberal Group Crowdfunds $875,000 for Susan Collins’s Next ChallengerBut progressives have promised to cancel those donations — if Collins votes against Brett Kavanugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court.
  43. supreme court
    Kavanaugh Thinks Roe v. Wade Is ‘Settled Law.’ That Doesn’t Mean It’s Safe.Kavanaugh echoes John Roberts’s assurance that he acknowledges precedents protecting abortion rights. But precedents have been and will be overturned.
  44. brett kavanaugh
    Kavanaugh Is Encountering Little Resistance on His Way to the Supreme CourtThe likely unwinnable battle to derail his nomination lacks the energy of last year’s health care fight.
  45. Collins and Murkowski Show No Signs of Bucking the GOP on Kavanaugh ConfirmationWhile still officially undecided, the two putatively pro-choice GOP senators are helping their party smooth Brett Kavanaugh’s path to confirmation.
  46. Rand Paul Remains the GOP Rebel Who Rarely RebelsPaul quickly abandoned his concerns about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, not with a bang but a whimper.
  47. Anti-Abortion Activists Have No Doubts About Kavanaugh to SCOTUSIf Brett Kavanaugh really hasn’t made up his mind about Roe v. Wade, why is the right-to-life movement fighting for his confirmation?
  48. A 2017 Kavanaugh Speech Will Provoke Controversy in His SCOTUS ConfirmationThe speech that helped elevate Kavanaugh to Trump’s SCOTUS list doesn’t prove prejudgment of a challenge to Roe v. Wade, but it raises big questions.
  49. Last Resort: How Maine Democrats Can Save Roe v. WadeBeating on Senate Democrats to oppose Brett Kavanaugh would be divisive and wouldn’t matter anyway. Giving Susan Collins a free ride in 2020 would.
  50. Kavanaugh’s SCOTUS Confirmation Is in the GOP’s HandsThere are three Republican senators to watch. If they stay in line, nothing else matters.
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