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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...

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...

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...

Twenty Women Senators on the Cliff

Sue Casey | Posted 03.02.2013 | Politics
Sue Casey

It's rare for any women leader to suggest openly that in some ways women might be more capable leaders than their male counterparts, but one does have to wonder: If these women were in charge, really in charge, would things be so different?

Michael McAuliff

GOP Gives In On Social Security Cuts | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Tense "fiscal cliff" negotiations on Capitol Hill Sunday inched forward slightly as Republican senators agreed to take Social Security c...

Elise Foley

Two More Republicans Sign On To Gay Rights Bill | Elise Foley | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two Republican House members signed a bill on Friday that would allow same-sex couples equal rights as heterosexual ones for immigration...

Senate Women Rib Male Colleagues

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics

A record number of women will be serving in the Senate come January, as new additions will put their tally at 20 -- an even fifth of the chamber. In a...

Elise Foley

Republican Calls For Same-Sex Couples To Be Addressed In Immigration Reform | Elise Foley | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), the sole Republican co-sponsor of a bill to give binational same-sex couples equal rights to petition for ...

Joshua Hersh

Board Reviewed Susan Rice's Role In Lead-Up To Africa Embassy Bombings | Joshua Hersh | Posted 11.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Members of an outside review board that investigated the 1998 terrorist bombings at two U.S. embassies in Africa told The Huffington Pos...

Maureen Dowd's Holiday Pudding

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 01.29.2013 | Media
Geoffrey Dunn

During a week in which those icons of feminism -- senators McCain and Graham -- viciously attacked Susan Rice, Dowd somehow decided it was perspicacious to go after her, too. Dowd has always been a cheap-shot artist, but her initial attack on Rice last week was even below the bargain-bin variety.

Another GOP Senator Bristles At Idea Of Rice Nomination

Reuters | Posted 01.28.2013 | Politics

* Some of her comments on Benghazi seen as political * Rice was state's Africa point when embassies bombed By Patricia Z...

John McCain Gets Angry Over Questions About Missed Benghazi Briefing

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 11.16.2012 | Politics

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) was less than willing to entertain questions Thursday on why he held a press conference Wednesday to complain about lack of...

Why We Need to Treat Parenthood as a Privilege

Laura Carroll | Posted 10.28.2012 | Parents
Laura Carroll

Pronatalist beliefs also condone the right for anyone to have children whenever they want to have them, which leads many people to have children before they are emotionally, psychologically or financially ready.

These Senators Were for Disclosure Before They Were Against It

The Sunlight Foundation | Posted 09.15.2012 | Politics
The Sunlight Foundation

Several Republican senators, including Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (KY), the DISCLOSE Act's most ardent opponent, have spoken in favor of disclosure in the past.

GOP Senator Breaks Big Milestone

AP | Posted 07.12.2012 | Politics

PORTLAND, Maine -- Sen. Susan Collins has cast her 5,000th consecutive vote, a milestone in a perfect voting record that dates to her arrival in Washi...

Senator Set To Cross Major Voting Milestone

AP | DAVID SHARP | Posted 09.07.2012 | Politics

PORTLAND, Maine — Sen. Susan Collins has gone to great lengths to preserve her unbroken voting streak in Washington. On one occasion, it meant ...

Rogue Tweet Lands GOP Aide In Hot Water

Portland Press Herald | Posted 06.20.2012 | Politics

A junior staffer with access to U.S. Sen. Susan Collins’ Twitter account was fired Wednesday for firing off a missive about Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie...