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Susan Collins

This GOP Senator Is Open To Supporting Hillary Clinton

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 06.30.2016 | Politics

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) is open to the possibility of supporting presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, a woman she respects despite her...

John Lewis' Final Sit-In: How Big A Ripple Will It Make?

Carl Pope | Posted 06.23.2016 | Politics
Carl Pope

It has been 42 years since the current ground-rules emerged, and my gut tells me that we may be on the cusp of yet another major change in how the House is ruled. Any new order will certainly emerge only after the November elections. What it will be is a mystery.

Senate Stalls Last Standing Gun Bill

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.23.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate did not kill the last standing gun reform bill still under serious discussion on Capitol Hill Thursday, but at best left it o...

Senators Couldn't Be More Excited About A Gun Bill That Affects 2,700 Americans

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.22.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress might (and that's a big "might") finally be getting ready to do something about gun violence. There's a catch, though. The effo...

Friday Talking Points -- GOP's 'What Would Lincoln Do?' Moment

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.10.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

When in the past have you ever heard the term "unendorse" used? We haven't checked, but we believe it just got coined and added to the political lexicon.

GOP Senator Says Unlikely She Might Support Clinton Over Trump

New Yorker | Andrew Hart | Posted 06.09.2016 | Politics

This week, after Donald Trump said that Gonzalo Curiel, the federal judge in a case against Trump University, had a conflict of interest because of hi...

With Trump And SCOTUS, Do Qualifications Even Matter?

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.11.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republicans in the United States Senate don’t have much bad to say about Merrick Garland, the nominee to replace the late Justice Ant...

Senate Prepares To Make Truck Safety Even Worse, Advocates Warn

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.19.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Safety advocates are crying foul over yet another change to trucking safety rules that the industry is trying to slide though Congress w...

How Politicians Have Conspired To Make Trucking Deadlier And Drivers Exhausted

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.19.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Illinois State Trooper Douglas Balder sat in his squad car, its red and blue lights strobing into the frozen night of Jan. 27, 2014. He ...

Republican Has Glowing Praise For Obama's High Court Choice

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.05.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the few Republican senators who has agreed to meet with President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominee expressed her admiration f...

GOP Senator: 'No Basis' For Republicans To Block Obama's SCOTUS Nominee

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 03.29.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans' reasoning for not considering President Barack Obama's nominee to the Supreme Court holds "no basis" in fact, accord...

Friday Talking Points -- Deconstructing GOP Absurdity

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.18.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The basic Republican position isn't that hard to understand. It is: "We are going to deny Barack Obama a third Supreme Court pick, unless Hillary Clinton wins the presidency." That is precisely what some of them believe.

Maine's Unreasonable Governor Has A Stunning Stand On Supreme Court Vacancy

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 02.18.2016 | Politics

Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) on Thursday suggested he would favor President Barack Obama nominating someone to the open Supreme Court seat, becoming the...

Think Bernie Wouldn't Be Able to Pass Any Legislation In Office? Think Again.

Rich Rubino | Posted 02.18.2016 | Politics
Rich Rubino

Instead of working through the center, Sanders could effectuate coalitions of the progressive left and the Tea Party Right. The opposition would come from the center-left and from the center-right in both parties.

Senate Republicans Are Voting To Repeal Obamacare Again

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 12.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate will vote as early as Thursday to repeal the Affordable Care Act, a purely symbolic exercise that has played out gazillions o...

U.S. Enters Paris Climate Talks in Position of Strength and Leadership

Susan Casey-Lefkowitz | Posted 12.01.2015 | Green
Susan Casey-Lefkowitz

In recent weeks, we saw that some Republican leaders in Congress continue to resist this global momentum to clean up dangerous pollution and protect future generations from destructive climate change. They tried again to undermine U.S. leadership before Thanksgiving, and once again they failed.

A Must See Video For Every Aging Boomer in America

Sherwin Sheik | Posted 09.28.2015 | Fifty
Sherwin Sheik

After watching this video, I've come to appreciate the importance of paying closer attention to the goings-on in Washington, particularly on a matter of critical concern to me: the future of elder care in America, which is on the cusp of a crisis.

In Praise of Erda's Susan Nordman

Sherwin Sheik | Posted 08.27.2015 | Fifty
Sherwin Sheik

With people remaining healthy and vibrant well into their 60s, the once-mandatory retirement age of 65 no longer makes sense. Those able to continue working benefit greatly from the positive health improvements that comes with keeping their minds engaged.

Kate Sheppard

Prospective Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders Scores High In New 'Climate Hawk' Ranking

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A new ranking of U.S. senators based on their climate activism puts soon-to-be presidential candidate Bernie Sanders among the top "clim...

Paul Blumenthal

Groups With Liberal Ties Tapped To Re-Elect The GOP Establishment

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.29.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) got a boost in the last election from a little-known nonprofit called Citizens for Responsible Energy Sol...

Sam Stein

How Democrats Could Get Outflanked On The Minimum Wage

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 01.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- At a recent conference meeting, Senate Democrats eager to see the federal minimum wage increased from $7.25 an hour were presented with ...

Super Pollutants to Face Bipartisan Battle in Congress

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 02.03.2015 | Politics
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

We already have many of the technologies needed to fight super pollutants. Given how harmful these super pollutants are on our environment, it only makes sense to use these existing technologies to reduce our emissions and slow climate change before it is too late.

Unequal Pay Every Day

Laura Riley, Ph.D. | Posted 01.05.2015 | Women
Laura Riley, Ph.D.

The Equal Pay Act doesn't seem to be working very well. In the United States today, mothers are the primary or sole breadwinners in more than 40 percent of families. They work for the same reasons men do and merit the same pay.

Susan Collins Midterm Election Results: GOP Senator Wins Another Term In Maine

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) defeated Democrat Shenna Bellows in the state's Senate contest Tuesday, Fox News and NBC News report. Collins, who was...

Susan Collins vs. Shenna Bellows Nonpartisan Candidate Guide for Maine Senate Race 2014

Campus Election Engagement Project | Posted 12.27.2014 | Politics
Campus Election Engagement Project

Bere are the issue-by-issue stands for Susan Collins and Shenna Bellows, with additional links at the bottom for each candidate if you'd like to dig deeper.