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Michael McAuliff

Republicans Warn Of GOP Train Wreck If Tea Partiers Get Wish | 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?

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 | 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 | 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 | 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.

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 | 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 | 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...

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...

Michael McAuliff

Gun Trafficking Bill Gets Bipartisan Boost In Senate | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One measure to curb gun violence in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre took a major step forward in the Senate Monday...

Pro-Obama Group Targets GOP Lawmakers

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 02.22.2013 | Politics

Organizing for Action, the pro-Obama advocacy group formed last month out of the president's reelection campaign, is launching an online campaign urgi...

Moderate GOP Senator Announces Position On Obama Pick

Posted 04.15.2013 | Politics

By RICHARD LARDNER, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- Sen. Susan Collins says she will oppose the confirmation of Chuck Hagel to become President ...

Paul Blumenthal

Which Senators Are Winning The 2014 Money Race? | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The race for the Senate in 2014 is well under way, and so is the fundraising needed to fuel campaigns for the 35 seats up for election n...

Elise Foley

Patrick Leahy: Same-Sex Exclusion In Immigration Law Not Just 'Social Issue' | Elise Foley | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) will reintroduce the Uniting American Families Act on Wednesday, increasing the ...

'Silver Linings Playbook' Director Joins Senators To Introduce Mental Health Legislation

The Huffington Post | Preston Maddock | Posted 02.08.2013 | Politics

Hollywood director David O. Russell joined a bipartisan group of senators and mental health professionals on Thursday to introduce legislation to impr...

Chelsea Kiene

Two GOP Lawmakers Continue Support Of Same-Sex Immigration Equality | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two Republican House members joined a group of Democrats on Tuesday in demanding that immigration reform legislation include equal right...

Collins: Debt Ceiling Must Be Raised

Washington Post | Posted 01.15.2013 | Politics

Reality seems to be enjoying a sudden burst of momentum this afternoon, as more Republicans and conservatives are coming out and acknowledging the deb...