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Michael McAuliff

Collins Plan Not Dead Yet

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democratic leaders in the Senate may have rejected a bipartisan push among more junior members to come up with a compromise to Capitol H...

Sam Stein

In Shutdown Turmoil, Senate Democrats Take A New Stand

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the United States government approaches a deadline for raising the debt limit and the government shutdown nears its second week, Sena...

Michael McAuliff

New Senate Gang Crafting Deal To End Fiscal Showdown

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.12.2013 | Politics

UPDATE: 1:34 p.m. -- The Senate failed to move ahead on its debt bill Saturday, and Democratic leaders also declined to take up the work of Manchin, C...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Republicans May Withhold Back Pay From Furloughed Workers

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If and when the federal government reopens for business, congressional lawmakers will have to decide whether or not to retroactively pay...

Michael McAuliff

Republicans Warn Of GOP Train Wreck If Tea Partiers Get Wish

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 08.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Long-serving Republicans aren't engaged in an increasingly public smackdown of their tea party colleagues because they disagree with the...

GOP Civil War: House Republicans Have Already Started to Break

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 10.05.2013 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

We are seeing Republicans in the House as well as the Senate speak out against extremist proposals on government spending levels. What exactly do the extremists propose?

'Sit Down And Shut Up!'

AP | Posted 08.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Tempers and frustrations are flaring in Congress on the eve of its August recess. "Have senators sit down and shut up, OK," Majority Le...

Alzheimer's Funding: An Assault on Health Care Costs

George Vradenburg | Posted 09.22.2013 | Fifty
George Vradenburg

If the U.S. can make the needed strategic investments in Alzheimer's research today, it will pave the way not only for its own fiscal and economic health, but also for that of other nations.

GOP Rep Hurls 'Good Grief' Comment On LGBT Issue

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 06.20.2013 | Politics

In the eyes of Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), sexual orientation and the workplace appear to be separate entities. ThinkProgress caught up with the ...

Ryan Grim

Few In Congress Briefed On PRISM, Senator Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) told reporters in the Capitol Monday that as the top-ranking Republican on last year's Homeland Security Co...

Tea Partier: 'Shoot' Susan Collins For Immigration Reform Views

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 05.30.2013 | Politics

Two tea party activists joked on a conference call on Wednesday that the only way to get Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) to listen to their views on immi...

Laura Bassett

Congress Takes On Military Sexual Assault In New Bipartisan Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.23.2013 | Politics

In the midst of a growing crisis over sexual assault in the U.S. military, a bipartisan group of senators and representatives proposed a bill on Thurs...

Michael McAuliff

Two GOP Senators Battle 'Bizarre' Tea Party Demand

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two prominent old-line Senate Republicans threw down the gauntlet to their more conversative colleagues on Tuesday, challenging them to ...

John McCain Is Sick and Tired of His Outrage!

Lester & Charlie | Posted 07.16.2013 | Politics
Lester & Charlie

Not since New Coke have we as a nation seen a disaster that both sides of the aisle can agree on. America is now unanimously and officially outraged that the IRS would have the audacity to target political groups -- groups that publicly despise taxes and call for the end of the IRS.

Republicans: Obama Should Apologize For IRS Targeting

AP | Posted 07.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republicans said Sunday that the Internal Revenue Service's heightened scrutiny of conservative political groups was "chilling" and...

Lawmakers Ask Who Knew What About Boston Suspect's Russia Trip

AP | DAVID CRARY and RODRIQUE NGOWI | Posted 06.24.2013 | Politics

BOSTON - Lawmakers are asking tough questions about how the government tracked suspected Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev when he traveled to ...

Senate Vote May Signal Problems For The Gun Lobby

National Journal | Ronald Brownstein | Posted 04.23.2013 | Politics

The outcome of Wednesday’s dramatic Senate vote on expanding background checks simultaneously demonstrated the difficult geography confronting gun-c...

Sabrina Siddiqui

GOP Senator Floats Muslim Involvement In Boston Bombing

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) speculated about the involvement of Islamic extremists in the Boston Marathon bombings, even as authorities...

Vote for Toomey/Manchin

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 06.15.2013 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

A vote to allow debate is not a vote for gun control. And many Republicans, and some Democrats, remain opposed to any such legislation, including background checks.

Another GOP Senator Announces Support For Background Checks Bill

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 04.14.2013 | Politics

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) affirmed Sunday that she will support the bipartisan background checks bill presented by Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) and P...

GOP Senator Will Reportedly Vote To Expand Background Checks

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 04.14.2013 | Politics

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) will vote to expand background checks, NBC reported Saturday. Collins told NBC's Kelly O'Donnell "I do intend to suppo...

GOP Senator's Outrageous Comments About Newtown Victims

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 04.15.2013 | Politics

It might be time for a little perspective. Saturday's Politico Playbook contains some questionable comments from Republican Sen. Susan Collins (Maine)...

Jennifer Bendery

Susan Collins Not Evolving On Gay Marriage

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- There's been a lot of speculation that Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) may be the next senator to announce her support for gay marriage. As...

Collins Sounds Warning To GOP

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- She is alone in a political class facing extinction on Capitol Hill. Yet, GOP Sen. Susan Collins of Maine personifies the moderation tha...

Obama Recruits Republicans For Budget Talks

The New York Times | JACKIE CALMES and JONATHAN WEISMAN | Posted 06.03.2013 | Politics

With Republican leaders in Congress forswearing budget negotiations over new revenues, President Obama has begun reaching around them to Republican la...