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Vulnerable 2020 Senate Republicans Stick With Trump On Border Declaration

A dozen Senate Republicans voted to end President Trump’s emergency declaration on Thursday. But those with the most to lose from Trump’s unpopularity stood by their man. Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) was the only one of the Senate Republicans who face potentially tough 2020 reelection races broke with Trump on the vote. Sens. Cory Gardner (R-CO), Martha McSally (R-AZ), Thom Tillis (R-NC), David Perdue (R-GA), John Cornyn (R-TX) and Joni Ernst (R-IA) all voted to protect his emergency declaration....
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McConnell Smooths Path As He Prepares To Break Glass On Nuclear Option

The breakneck speed with which Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has shepherded Trump-friendly judges through the confirmation process is apparently not enough — according to Politico, McConnell is clearing the way to smash the glass on the new nuclear option. McConnell wants to change the rules so that lower-court nominees can be confirmed by a simple majority vote, an easy way to circumvent Democratic obstinance. Per Politico, Republicans think they have the 50 votes for the nucle...
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Collins to oppose Trump court nominee over role in pre-existing conditions suit

Republican Sen. Susan Collins said Tuesday she will vote against Chad Readler, President Donald Trump's nominee for the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals who has come under fire from Democrats for being a lead lawyer for the Justice Department when it declined to defend key provisions of the Affordable Care Act in response to a lawsuit filed by Republican state attorneys general.
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Collins to oppose Trump circuit court nominee over role in pre-existing conditions suit

Republican Sen. Susan Collins said Tuesday she will vote against Chad Readler, President Donald Trump's nominee for the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals who has come under fire from Democrats for being a lead lawyer for the Justice Department when it declined to defend key provisions of the Affordable Care Act in response to a lawsuit filed by Republican state attorneys general.
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Senate Confirms Acting EPA Chief Wheeler as Permanent

Sen. Susan Collins is lone Republican to vote "no."
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Senate confirms Andrew Wheeler as EPA administrator along mostly party-line vote

Andrew Wheeler will be the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency after the Senate voted to confirm him in a mostly party line vote. The Senate confirmed Andrew Wheeler's promotion to lead the Environmental Protection Agency in a 52-47 vote on Thursday, seven months after his predecessor Scott Pruitt resigned.Republican Sen. Susan Collins was the only Republican to vote against Wheeler.
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Susan Collins Says She'll Vote 'No' On Trump's EPA Nominee Andrew Wheeler

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) on Wednesday said she'll vote against confirmingAndrew Wheeler, President Donald Trump's nominee to head the EnvironmentalProtection Agency,
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Susan Collins voices support for lawsuit challenging Trump's national emergency declaration

Republican Sen. Susan Collins said Wednesday that she supports a lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration and that she plans to vote in favor of a congressional resolution aimed at halting the declaration.
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Susan Collins voices support for lawsuit challenging Trump's emergency declaration

Republican Sen. Susan Collins said Wednesday that she supports a lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration and that she plans to vote in favor of a congressional resolution aimed at halting the declaration.
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GOP's Collins would back resolution criticizing emergency

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Sen. Susan Collins said Wednesday that she would vote for a congressional resolution disapproving of President Donald Trump's emergency declaration to build a wall on the southern border, becoming the first Republican senator to publicly express support for such a measure.
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Wednesday round-up

Briefly: At CNN, Ariane de Vogue and Ted Barrett report that “Republican Sen. Susan Collins, a supporter of abortion rights who cast a critical vote to confirm Justice Brett Kavanaugh, said in an interview with CNN that despite his vote in a recent abortion access case, [June Medical Services v. Gee,] she did not believe Kavanaugh would ultimately vote to overturn Roe v. Wade.” At Constitution Daily, Lyle Denniston reports that “the Supreme Court on Monday set the stage for acting soon – probab...
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Susan Collins defends her Kavanaugh vote after he dissents in abortion access case

Republican Sen. Susan Collins, a supporter of abortion rights who cast a critical vote to confirm Justice Brett Kavanaugh, said in an interview with CNN that despite his vote in a recent abortion access case, she did not believe Kavanaugh would ultimately vote to overturn Roe v. Wade.
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Sen. Collins defends her Kavanaugh vote after his move in abortion access case

Republican Sen. Susan Collins, a supporter of abortion rights who cast a critical vote to confirm Justice Brett Kavanaugh, said in an interview with CNN that despite his vote in a recent abortion access case, she did not believe Kavanaugh would ultimately vote to overturn Roe v. Wade.
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Susan Collins defends her Brett Kavanaugh vote after he dissents in abortion access case

Republican Sen. Susan Collins, a supporter of abortion rights who cast a critical vote to confirm Justice Brett Kavanaugh, tells CNN she does not believe he will ultimately vote to overturn Roe v Wade.
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Collins: Kavanaugh’s attackers ‘haven’t even read’ dissent

Critics of Republican Sen. Susan Collins are angry over Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s opinion in an abortion case, saying it’s proof that he’s not following through on his assurance to respect past Supreme Court decisions on abortion. Kavanaugh was on the losing side of a 5-4 ruling that blocked a Louisiana law requiring abortion […]
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Kavanaugh's Dissent In Louisiana's Abortion Case Means Trouble For Roe v. Wade

In a 5-4 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court blocked a draconian abortion law in Louisiana nearly identical legislation at the heart of Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, a major reproductive rights case decided by the court in 2016.Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the liberal wing of the bench on June Medical Services v. Gee because the 2014 law — which like Texas' HB2 required abortion providers to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals — placed an undue burden on women seeking to term...
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Tidal Wave Of Out-Of-State Money For Collins’ Campaign After Kavanaugh Vote

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) had the best fundraising quarter of her career after she delivered a pivotal vote that helped seat Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court, according to documents filed with the Federal Election Commission. The Bangor Daily News reports that after announcing her decision to vote in favor of Kavanaugh’s nomination during a speech on the Senate floor in early October, Collins raised $1.8 million in the final quarter of 2018. The records show that of t...
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‘Little Or No Appetite’ For Another Shutdown: GOPers Squirm At Prospect

Senate Republicans still feel bruised from the last shutdown and increasingly worried that no deal will be struck, leaving President Donald Trump with the option to shutter the government over his border wall once again. According to a Monday Politico report, Republicans are caught between a rock and a hard place: loyalty to the President and the optics of voting for more pain for federal workers. For now, they’re praying that the bipartisan committee can finagle a compromise before the tempo...
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Senate GOP Blocks Dem Effort To Enforce Sanctions On Russian Oligarch Firms

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has narrowly upheld a Treasury Department decision to lift sanctions from three companies connected to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska. A vote to move forward on a Democratic resolution that would have reversed Treasury’s decision failed Wednesday on a 57-42 vote, just short of the 60 votes needed. The vote came up short even though several Republicans had criticized the sanctions move and 11 of them voted with Democrats. At issue is a December announcement from th...
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GOP Senators Split With White House On Russia Sanctions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Almost a dozen Senate Republicans broke with the White House Tuesday on Russia, voting to move forward on a resolution that would maintain sanctions on companies linked to oligarch Oleg Deripaska. The Democratic resolution would stop the Treasury Department from lifting penalties against the Russian aluminum manufacturing giant Rusal and two other companies connected to Deripaska. Senators took two procedural votes to proceed to the resolution, with 11 Republicans voting wit...
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Trump Repeatedly Undermines Loyal Soldier Pence In The Shutdown Fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — Progress made, said one. Not so, said the other. We’ll meet again, said one. Waste of time, said the other. Such has been the life lately of Mike Pence, the loyal soldier dispatched by President Donald Trump to lead negotiations over the partial government shutdown. The vice president has been one of the administration’s most visible emissaries during the shutdown fight, meeting with lawmakers, sitting for interviews and leading staff-level talks. But he’s been repeatedly — a...
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Collins 'getting ready' for 2020 run, splits shutdown blame

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Sen. Susan Collins is "getting ready to run" for re-election, she said during a television appearance Sunday, but she reiterated that she won't make a decision until the end of the year.
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Collins ‘getting ready’ for 2020 run, splits shutdown blame

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Sen. Susan Collins is “getting ready to run” for re-election, she said during a television appearance Sunday, but she reiterated that she won’t make a decision until the end of the year. Collins, a moderate Republican from Maine who was first elected to the Senate in 1996, also said on NBC’s […]
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Senator: Coast Guard personnel to be paid after all

Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine says 42,000 Coast Guard members nationwide are going to be paid for work performed before the government shutdown. Collins contacted the White House on Friday after she learned that a payroll system problem would prevent checks from being issued. She tweeted hours later that the matter had been resolved […]
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'Are you ruining my life?': Republican senators in disbelief over shutdown threat

Republican Sen. Susan Collins almost dropped her handbag Thursday as she gestured disbelief at word, delivered to her by reporters in the Capitol, that President Donald Trump would not sign the budget extension to keep government funded until February unless border wall money was added.
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'Are you ruining my life?':Disbelief over the shutdown threat

Republican Sen. Susan Collins almost dropped her handbag Thursday as she gestured disbelief at word, delivered to her by reporters in the Capitol, that President Donald Trump would not sign the budget extension to keep government funded until February unless border wall money was added.
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'Are you ruining my life?': Republican senators in disbelief over Trump shutdown threat

Republican Sen. Susan Collins almost dropped her handbag Thursday as she gestured disbelief at word, delivered to her by reporters in the Capitol, that President Donald Trump would not sign the budget extension to keep government funded until February unless border wall money was added.
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Sen. Collins received harassing voicemails ahead of Kavanaugh vote

Ben Sharpiro reacts to messages left for Sen. Susan Collins during Kavanaugh hearings.
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GOP Sens Cautious On O’Care Ruling, Schumer Calls For Intervention Vote

After a federal judge said Friday that the Affordable Care Act was invalid given the vote by Republicans in Congress earlier this year to repeal the law’s individual mandate, several of those Republicans were hesitant to celebrate the ruling on Sunday. Across the aisle, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) urged Congress to vote to intervene on the side the ACA. In an appearance on “Meet the Press,” Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) — who voted for the tax bill that stripped away Obamacare’s pena...
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Collins says court ruling on ACA 'will be overturned on appeal'

Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins predicted Sunday that a Texas judge's decision striking down Obamacare would likely be overturned.
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