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Susan Collins

Unequal Pay Every Day

Laura Riley, Ph.D. | Posted 11.05.2014 | 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 10.30.2014 | 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.

I'm Running to Help Expand Family Leave -- Let's Do It in the Next Congress

Shenna Bellows | Posted 10.23.2014 | Politics
Shenna Bellows

The FAMILY Act is good for mothers, and it's good for every other American who might face a life-changing event. In other words, it's good for all of us.

GOP Senator Admits Obamacare Repeal Is A Thing Of The Past

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.10.2014 | Politics

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) thinks it's time for Republicans to let go of their efforts to repeal Obamacare. Speaking to an NBC affiliate in Portl...

Congress Needs to Rein in the Security State the Way We Have in Maine

Shenna Bellows | Posted 10.29.2014 | Politics
Shenna Bellows

When it comes to weighing the importance of civil liberties against fear of a terrorist attack (or everyday criminal activity), the Beltway is trapped in 2005.

Let's Sue the GOP

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 10.04.2014 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Senate Republicans last week prevented repair of a law that 99.99 percent of Americans hate and condemn and would vote 50 times to repeal, given the chance. The GOP blocked a bill that would have ended tax breaks bestowed on corporations for offshoring factories and jobs.

Marina Fang

Environmental Group Endorses Susan Collins Over Progressive Democratic Challenger

HuffingtonPost.com | Marina Fang | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A leading environmental group endorsed Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) on Monday over her progressive Democratic opponent, Shenna Bellows. ...

Kate Sheppard

She's As Good As A GOP Senator Gets On The Environment. Is That Good Enough?

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Over the course of her career, Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) has stood apart from most of her GOP colleagues on the issue of the environm...

Fourth GOP Senator Comes Out In Favor Of Marriage Equality

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.26.2014 | Politics

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) came out in favor of marriage equality Wednesday evening, making her the fourth GOP senator to publicly declare her suppo...

Amanda Terkel

Susan Collins Endorsed By Major Gay Rights Group, Despite Not Backing Marriage Equality

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics

UPDATE: 8 p.m. -- After this article was originally published, Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) announced to the Bangor Daily News that she now supports m...

I'm Running for U.S. Senate to Promote LGBT Equality in Washington the Way We Have in Maine

Shenna Bellows | Posted 08.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Shenna Bellows

We need a national Human Rights Act along the lines of the Maine Human Rights Act. We need to outlaw discrimination in employment, housing, credit, public accommodations and educational opportunity on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation -- once and for all, nationwide, no exceptions.

Dave Jamieson

GOP Senator Under Fire Over Truck Safety After Tracy Morgan Crash

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

Two days after a tractor-trailer crashed into Tracy Morgan's limousine, killing a passenger, road safety advocates hammered Sen. Susan Collins (R-Main...

Amanda Terkel

Angus King Endorses Susan Collins For Reelection In Maine Senate Race

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) is crossing party lines and on Friday will endorse Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), as she takes on Democrat Shen...

All 20 Women Senators Urge Action Against Group That Kidnapped 300 Nigerian Girls

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 05.07.2014 | Politics

All 20 U.S. senators who are women sent a letter to President Barack Obama on Tuesday condemning Boko Haram, the Islamist organization that abducted s...

Republican Says She'll Likely Vote 'No' On Democrats' Minimum Wage Effort

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 06.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A long-shot Senate Democratic effort to raise the federal minimum wage seemed all but doomed Tuesday when a moderate Republican la...

Moderate Democrats Open To Lower Minimum Wage Hike

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics

Already facing heavy Republican opposition, congressional Democrats who support raising the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour now find themselves beatin...

Dems Comes Out In Support Of Susan Collins Challenger In Maine

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee announced Tuesday that it will back Shenna Bellows, a former executive director of Maine's American Civil...

Kate Sheppard

Environmental Groups Launch Ad Blitz Defending Vulnerable Lawmakers

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON—Environmental groups are launching a multi-million dollar television advertising blitz to defend vulnerable members of Congress in four s...

Kate Sheppard

They're Up All Night To Get Wonky: 30 Senators Hold Overnight Climate Session

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– Senators planning to stay up all night Monday talking about climate change say the marathon session is the "opening salvo" in a renewe...

U.S. Intelligence Officials To Tap Federal Workers With Secret Clearances

AP | STEPHEN BRAUN | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. intelligence officials are planning a sweeping system of electronic monitoring that would tap into government, financial and ...

Michael McAuliff

Republicans Decide The Plan Was Awful Only If It Helped The Unemployed

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Many Republican senators recently said they opposed renewing long-term unemployment benefits on principle -- particularly the principle ...

Susan Collins Outraised By Democratic Challenger Shenna Bellows

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) was outpaced in fundraising by Democratic challenger Shenna Bellows in the final months of 2013, although the three-term ...

Yes, #ScarJo, There's a Line Between Israel and Palestine

Robert Naiman | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics
Robert Naiman

By claiming to support a two-state solution while helping to bolster the occupation, Scarlett Johansson is acting as a Susan Collins for the occupation, pretending to be moderate, while acting to bolster extremists.

Maine GOP Senate Candidate Threatened To Kill His Wife: Report

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.24.2014 | Politics

Erick Bennett, a political consultant challenging Sen. Susan Collins in Maine's Republican primary, was convicted on charges of domestic assault again...