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Snowe Launches New Effort

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics

Former Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) is joining with Main Street Advocacy and its affiliated super PAC, Defending Main Street, to raise and spend $8 mi...

Former GOP Senator: Republicans Need To 'Rethink Their Approach'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 05.28.2013 | Politics

Former Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) said Tuesday that the Republican Party needs to rethink its approach and agreed with former Senate Majority Leader...

Snowe Replacement Faces Problem

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 06.16.2012 | Politics

BRUNSWICK, Maine — Independent Senate candidate Angus King of Maine has a woman problem. He's not one. The popular former governor is the undis...

McConnell: 'War On Women' Is A 'Manufactured Issue'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) dismissed on Monday the idea that the GOP is waging a so-called war on women, calling it a "manufacture...

Snowe Explains Why She's Leaving The Senate

AP | By ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 03.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Maine Republican Olympia Snowe says the Senate spends too much time in political battle and not enough on solving problems, and more tha...

GOP Senator Retiring

Posted 02.28.2012 | Politics

U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) will not run to keep her seat this November, according to local station WGME. "After an extraordinary amount of r...

Top Republicans Back Crucial Expiring Provisions

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 11.23.2011 | Politics

Maine Republican Sens. Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins have come out in favor of extending unemployment benefits and the Social Security payroll tax c...

Zach Carter

Selling Out Small Business | Zach Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Throughout Wednesday's House floor debate over the repeal of President Barack Obama's signature health care overhaul, Republicans frequently claimed t...

Maine GOPer Announces Support For DADT Repeal

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) announced Wednesday that she would reverse course and support the repeal of the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy...

Lucia Graves

Republican Politico Calls For 'Profiling' Not 'Pat-Downs' | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) called Monday for a probe into methods employed by Transportation Security Administration agents, suggestin...

Olympia Snowe Party Switch? Dems Reportedly Pursuing Prospect

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democrats are mounting a new effort to chart a path for Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) to switch parties, the National Journal reports Wednesday. Sen...

Olympia Snowe To Vote For Elena Kagan, Raising GOP Senator Count To Four

AP | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe says she plans to vote to confirm Elena Kagan as a Supreme Court justice. The Maine lawmaker's annou...

Wall Street Reform Conference Committee Membership Announced

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The Wall Street reform effort enters a new phase on Thursday, as the conference committee between the House and Senate will meet to begin hashing out the differences between the House and Senate versions which have already passed.

Senate GOP: We Won't Punish Snowe For Health Care Vote

Politico | LISA LERER & MANU RAJU | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Mitch McConnell and his deputies in the Senate Republican leadership are responding very cautiously to Olympia Snowe's decision to become the first GO...

Friday Talking Points [99] -- Misdirection

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The real head-scratcher for serious media-watchers right now is what the "war" between the White House and Fox News was meant to distract us from this week. The "war" itself is laughable, for a number of reasons.

Fate of Healthcare Reform Is in Joe Lieberman's Hands

M.S. Bellows, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
M.S. Bellows, Jr.

Progressive observers may be forgetting that the 60 votes in the Senate necessary to invoke cloture, in most people's calculations, includes Joe Lieberman (I-Hartford Insurance).

Olympia Snowe WIll Vote Against Health Care Reform

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine), considered one of very few Republicans who might vote for the Senate health care bill, said Sunday that she would not. ...

Halftime At The Healthcare Reform Superbowl

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

A football locker room. Hundreds of Democrats are sitting on benches, to hear Coach's halftime pep talk in the Health Care Reform Superbowl. Some appear exhausted, some appear battered.

Small Group Now Leads Closed-Door Health Care Reform Negotiations

Washington Post | Perry Bacon Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Three senators are working on the bill behind closed doors. Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) sits at the head of a wooden table at hi...

How Lieberman Stole Reid's Candy and Drank Snowe's Milkshake

M.S. Bellows, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
M.S. Bellows, Jr.

Forty-eight hours ago, Snowe could have extracted almost anything from the Democratic leadership. Then 24 hours ago, Snowe became irrelevant -- and two hours ago, Lieberman seized his opportunity.

Bill Nelson On Tavis Smiley Show: I Think You're Going To See A Lot More Bipartisanship On Health Care Bill

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) believes more Republicans will vote for the health care reform bill in its final phase. During an interview on Tuesday,...

Snowe Praises Obama On Health Care, Criticizes Republican Colleagues

New York Times | JOHN HARWOOD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Ms. Snowe has not endorsed either Democratic health care bill in the Senate. No Republican has. But in an interview, she offered a surprisingly rob...

Reclaiming Control of the Health Care Debate

Sandy Maisel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sandy Maisel

The Obama administration needs to recall why he appealed to so many people early in the presidential campaign.

Who Are These People Anyway? The Gang of Six and the Politics of Health Care Reform

Jerome Karabel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jerome Karabel

With the outcome of perhaps the most significant domestic legislation since Social Security hanging in the balance, the question arises: who are these six senators and whom do they represent?

Sam Stein

Schumer: With Franken Seated No Need To Compromise On Public Option | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of the leading Senate Democrats in the health care reform battle said that the seating of Al Franken has given the party the purpose and direction...