Independent Angus King to Back Susan Collins

By: Friday May 16, 2014 8:55 am

Independent Maine Senator Angus King might caucus with the Senate Democrats but he is planning to throw his support behind a Republican. The AP is reporting that King will endorse his follow Maine Senator, Susan Collins (R), in her re-election bid.


Come Saturday Morning: The Tea Party, the DNC’s Best Friend

By: Saturday March 1, 2014 6:45 am

“I am stunned that Senator Cruz is involved in this fundraising effort for a group that has targeted his colleagues in the Republican caucus,” Sen. Susan Collins, a Maine Republican, told CNN.

Republicans Propose to Raise Marginal Tax Rate on “Job Creators” and the Post Doesn’t Notice

By: Monday November 26, 2012 6:15 am

Folks who have been awake during the last six months recall that the Republicans opposed raising marginal tax rates on the wealthy as the highest principle of politics and economics. That is why it should have been a huge news story when they proposed a plan that would do exactly this, but only for the less wealthy who fall in that esteemed group they call “job creators.” Remarkably the Post article that reported on this change totally ignored this break with Republican theology.

Administration Official Terms Benghazi Assault on US Consulate a “Terrorist Attack”

By: Thursday September 20, 2012 10:30 am

An official with the National Counterterrorism Center officially described the September 11 assault on the US consulate in Benghazi, which killed four Americans including Ambassador Christopher Stevens, as a terrorist attack, though he hedged by saying it was an “unplanned” one.

Buffett Rule Fails to Advance in the Senate

By: Tuesday April 17, 2012 7:15 am

To the surprise of absolutely no one, Senate Republicans blocked consideration of the Buffett rule last night with a filibuster. The bill would have set a millionaire’s minimum effective tax rate at 30%, with a phase-in between $1 million and $2 million and an exemption for charitable donations. But Senate Republicans wouldn’t let it get onto the floor for debate.

Sens. Snowe, Collins Support Compromise on Birth Control Access

By: Monday February 13, 2012 2:20 pm

We know that the US Conference of Catholic Bishops has rejected the new compromise policy on birth control access, and that the Republican leadership agrees with them. But does that mean they have a chance to shift policy legislatively? The chances of that took a severe blow today, when Maine Republican Senators Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins came out in favor of the Obama Administration’s new rules.

Liveblog: Homeland Security Hearing on Whether America is Safer Ten Years After 9/11

By: Tuesday September 13, 2011 7:20 am

The Senate Homeland Security Committee, chaired by Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT), is holding a major hearing on whether the United States is safer ten years after the September 11th attacks. Homeland Security Department Janet Napolitano, FBI Director Robert Mueller and National Counterterrorism Center Director Matthew Olsen will be testifying before the committee.

In Waltzes the Gang of Six

By: Tuesday July 19, 2011 11:16 am

The Gang of 6 announces they have reached a deal, and the President is praising it.

John Yoo Discusses Limits to Executive Power

By: Thursday April 28, 2011 7:13 pm

Republicans are getting worried that corporations might have to admit that they give money to Republicans. Much like the Chamber of Commerce is worried that corporations might have to admit that they give money to the Chamber of Commerce. They are all just very ashamed of themselves, I guess. So they’re trying to stop the Obama Administration from delivering an executive order that would force government contractors to disclose their political donations.

So, like all good conservatives looking for a legal patina for their theories, they’ve turned to John Yoo.

Republicans Running for Cover After Budget Vote to End Medicare

By: Monday April 25, 2011 9:30 am

The thing Republicans smartly did was to propose and pass the Ryan budget in the House in a week; because the health care bill took months to get off the ground, conservative activists were able to have plenty of time to mount a counter-offensive. The thing Republicans did not do so smartly was pass a bill that ended Medicare without having the Senate or the Presidency; now, that bill will linger, and continue to be a ripe subject for criticism.

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