In the history of mankind, many republics have risen, have flourished for a less or greater time, and then have fallen because their citizens lost the power of governing themselves and thereby of governing their state. TR

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Susan Collins “Not Prepared” to Endorse Trump

She’s so annoying. At least she voted for Kavanaugh. .@JudyWoodruff: “Are you, at this point, prepared to endorse President Trump?”@SenatorCollins: “I’m really focused on my own [re-election] campaign for 2020, and I really haven’t focused on the presidential campaign. So, I’m not prepared at this point to make that decision.” pic.twitter.com/b31DzPJ9L3— PBS NewsHour (@NewsHour) January 29, 2019 I would assume she’s concerned endorsing Trump will

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Collins Says She Will Vote for Kavanaugh, Ensuring Nomination Will Pass

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, indicated on the Senate floor Friday that she would vote in favor of the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, ensuring that the Kavanaugh will be confirmed as a Supreme Court Justice when a final vote is taken this week. Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., also indicated he would back the nominee, meaning Kavanaugh has the support of at least the 50

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Statements by Collins and Murkowski Augur Well for Kavanaugh’s Confirmation

Since there are 51 Republcians and only a majority of the Senate is needed for confirmation, the only thing that could sink the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court is if two Republicans oppose it. And the pair whom conservatives and the White House are most concerned about, Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, issued statements last night that

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No, Susan Collins Did Not Say She Would Vote Down Any Roe v. Wade Opponent

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, is pretty irritating, I have to admit. She’s always saying, essentially, Well, I don’t know, I just might not be a Republican today, okay? I guess that’s what a Republican needs to do to survive in the Northeast. Still, it’s annoying. Anyway, Collins did not say Sunday during an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper that she will oppose any Supreme Court

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McConnell and Collins Have a Deal to Try to Save Obamacare

Congressional Republicans deployed a brilliant strategy to gut Obamacare by camouflaging within the tax cut bill language ending the insurance purchase mandate. Had they tried to run that as a “standalone” measure, it no doubt would have been defeated, as was their initial effort earlier this year to wreck Obamacare. The requirement that everyone purchase insurance helps Obamacare survive by guaranteeing income to insurers that they

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Obamacare Repeal Dead as Collins Votes No: Strip Her Chairmanship

A third Republican this afternoon announced that she opposes the latest effort by Sens. Graham and Cassidy to partially repeal Obamacare, putting an end to the effort as Republicans now lack the 50 votes needed to pass the measure. Republicans were elected to repeal Obamacare and their power stems from people who trusted them when they said they would do this. This is another blow

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Republicans Serve Lobster During Obama Lunch

Updated 9:40 pm ET Really, nobody in Washington gets it. Senate Republicans served up a lunch of lobster salad and blueberry pie as they gathered on Capitol Hill Thursday to listen to the newly cuddly President Obama. The economy’s in the tank, federal workers and others are losing their jobs because of the sequester, and senators are feasting on lobster. To Obama’s credit, he didn’t

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Rice’s Chances for State May be Sinking

The prospects for a potential a nomination by President Obama of UN Ambassador Susan Rice to be Secretary of State took a direct hit today when she incurred criticism from a key GOP senator who can’t be accused of sexism, racism, extremism in the defense of liberty, or any of the other attacks being hauled at her opponents by the Democratic mob. Homeland Security Committee

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Top Republican: Benghazi Attack Planned, Security Lax

The top Republican on the Senate Homeland Security Committee said Thursday that the assault on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi was a premeditated terrorist attack, expressing shock that the administration hadn’t provided better security at the outpost. “I’m just stunned and appalled that there wasn’t better security for all of the American personnel at that consulate, given the high-threat environment,” said Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine). “The

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