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Susan Collins

  1. 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.
  2. the kavanaugh confirmation
    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.
  3. 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.
  4. the kavanaugh hearings
    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.
  5. 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.
  6. the kavanaugh confirmation
    Why Democrats Need to Flip Both Collins and Murkowski to Block KavanaughThe replacement of John McCain with Jon Kyl has significantly changed the Senate math on Kavanaugh.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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?
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. Kavanaugh’s SCOTUS Confirmation Is in the GOP’s HandsThere are three Republican senators to watch. If they stay in line, nothing else matters.
  17. Kavanaugh: A Safe Supreme Court Pick Who Will Carry Out the GOP’s Extreme AgendaHe’s a careful jurist whose murky abortion stance will make it easier for pro-choice GOP senators to pretend that the future of Roe v. Wade is secure.
  18. How Democrats Plan to Turn Kennedy’s Retirement Into a Political WinThe party will block Trump’s next Supreme Court justice — or, at least, remind voters that the GOP is a threat to their health care while trying.
  19. roe v. wade
    Women Are Sending Coat Hangers to Senator Susan CollinsThey want to make sure she takes Roe v. Wade into account when voting to appoint a new Supreme Court justice.
  20. supreme court
    Senator Collins Says Pick of an Anti-Abortion Justice Would ‘Not Be Acceptable’The Republican senator from Maine doesn’t want to see a judge with an “activist agenda.”
  21. The First Big SCOTUS Rumor Sends Senator Mike Lee to the BenchThis may be the first of many SCOTUS trial balloons for Trump. But it’s amusing to watch Lee try to walk back his earlier attacks on Roe v. Wade.
  22. The Near-Extinction of Pro-Choice Republicans in CongressThe one-third of Republicans who support abortion rights will soon have no representation in the House, and just two senators on their side.
  23. The Fate of Abortion Rights in America May Now Lie With These SenatorsRed-state Democrats, pro-choice Republicans, and Jeff Flake’s hatred of tariffs will decide whether Trump puts another pro-life justice on the court.
  24. Senate Kills Trump’s Phony ‘Spending Clawback’ BillTwo Republicans chose not to go along with a completely symbolic fiscal charade, and that was all it took to give it a well-deserved defeat.
  25. Trump Wants to Pull Federal Funds From Organizations That Talk About AbortionThe new rule would ban facilities receiving Title X family-planning funds for low-income women to provide or even discuss abortion services.
  26. Conservatives Plan One More Obamacare Repeal Effort Before the Midterm WaveGOP congressional leaders have mostly packed it in for 2018. But conservatives, with White House support, may try one last time to repeal Obamacare.
  27. Senate Republicans Push Back on Trump Plan to Cancel Spending“It’s going nowhere,” said Lindsey Graham.
  28. Alexander and Murray’s Bipartisan Obamacare Alliance DisintegratesWhen Obamacare stabilization measures reached their moment of truth, bipartisanship ceased and the GOP agenda took over.
  29. political sticks
    Susan Collins Brings Her African Talking Stick on CNNDuring which the Republican senator opens up about yesterday’s toss that “went slightly amiss.”
  30. political sticks
    Senator’s ‘Talking Stick’ Idea Descends Into ChaosOne senator threw the stick and broke a glass elephant.
  31. Why a Government Shutdown Is Looming Again in JanuaryAnother month of GOP rule, another month of stressful and arbitrary deadlines.
  32. Delirious December Gives Way to Jittery January As Congress Passes Spending BillCongress has kicked multiple cans down the road to January, but they won’t be able to stall any longer.
  33. The GOP Probably Isn’t Going to Shut Down the Government to Save ObamacareThe promises Collins secured from McConnell only go so far.
  34. House GOP May Skip Town and Cause a Pre-Christmas Government ShutdownPaul Ryan and the House GOP are jumping off a cliff and hoping the Senate follows. If they don’t, the government will shut down.
  35. Susan Collins Says She’s Not a Definitive ‘Yes’ on TaxesHer concerns about the bill are unlikely to be allayed, but she might vote for it anyway.
  36. On Tax Bill, Collins Accepted Health-Care Promises Written in Vanishing InkTurns out House Republicans don’t feel bound by the promises made to Susan Collins by Trump and McConnell to get her vote for the tax bill.
  37. Will the Government Avoid a Shutdown? 5 Key QuestionsA government shutdown is unlikely. But if talks wander onto non-spending topics, and each side thinks the other will be blamed, it could happen.
  38. the national interest
    The Republican War on EconomicsEven the most liberal Republican denies basic economics.
  39. McConnell’s Making Promises That He Needs Democrats to KeepSome of the deals McConnell is cutting involve a bipartisan spending bill that’s designed to prevent a government shutdown. That’s dangerous.
  40. GOP Donors in New York Not Enthusiastic About Their Christmas GiftThere’s unhappiness in the Hamptons with a bill that kills deductions GOP donors love without much for them in exchange.
  41. Susan Collins Is Sure This Will All End Great for EveryoneMcConnell promised Collins that the GOP won’t slash Medicare — and will shore up Obamacare — if she votes for tax cuts first.
  42. Trump Deal to Repeal Obamacare Mandate Now for ‘Stabilization’ Later a Bad IdeaGOP is wrongly suggesting that damage caused by repealing the Obamacare mandate would be offset by subsequent enactment of the Alexander-Murray bill.
  43. Here’s How Republicans Plan to Get Their Tax Bill Out of the SenateSeven Senate Republicans have expressed concerns about the legislation. Mitch McConnell hopes to win them over with these last-minute changes.
  44. Republicans Can’t Afford Their Tax-Cut HabitThe GOP needs to slash the cost of its plan. But every time Republicans find a new revenue source, they decide to spend the money on another tax cut.
  45. If These Senators Aren’t Lying, Then Trump’s Tax Plan Is Already DeadIf John McCain, Susan Collins, and Bob Corker mean what they say, then the House bill will (almost certainly) die in the upper chamber.
  46. Senator Susan Collins Won’t Run for Governor of MaineThe four-term senator will remain in Washington, where she believes she can do the most good.
  47. When Moderate Republican Senators Walked the EarthConservatives love to complain about the moderate Republicans of the Senate. But they’ve been steadily declining in numbers, and are nearly extinct.
  48. House Budget Vote Necessary, But Not Enough, in the GOP’s Tax Cut PlansThe GOP dissenters in the House’s vote on a budget resolution setting up tax cuts indicate some potential problems ahead for the GOP.
  49. House Passes 20-Week Abortion Ban on Near-Perfect Party VoteIt doesn’t much matter what a particular abortion bill proposes: Democrats are the pro-choice party, Republicans aren’t.
  50. The GOP’s Latest Attempt to Repeal Obamacare Won’t Even Get a VoteAfter a pretty depressing luncheon discussion, Senate Republicans decided they won’t humiliate themselves with a vote on the Graham-Cassidy bill.
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