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  • Rand Paul Calls For GOP To Oust Two Senators For Lying To Republican Voters

    04/12/2021 6:01:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Trending Politics ^ | 04/12/2021 | Martin Walsh
    Kentucky GOP Sen. Rand Paul is sounding the alarm on two Republican senators who are, as he claims, “lying” to conservative voters. While delivering remarks at the Save America Summit in Florida, Paul called for GOP Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins to be “ousted” because they are a “problem” for the party. “This is our problem,” Paul started. “Seven Republicans voted to keep Obamacare. You remember John McCain doing it,” he said. “But here’s the thing: this is our problem.” He continued: “We know the Democrats want to have socialized medicine and nationalized health care. But Republicans say they’re...
  • TWO HUGE COURT RULINGS for GOP! Maine Blocks Illegal Democrat Ballot Harvesting – Texas Blocks Straight Party Ballot Option

    10/01/2020 8:50:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10/01/2020 | Jim Hoft
    The GOP won major court victories in the past 24 hours.In Maine a court sided with the RNC and election integrity. Democrat plans to steal thwarted! *Ban on ballot harvesting *Voter ID requirements *Election Day deadline *Signature match requirements Big news!A Maine court sided with the RNC and upheld the: *Ban on ballot harvesting*Voter ID requirements*Election Day deadline*Signature match requirementsClean sweep in a bogus Democrat lawsuit, and another victory in our fight to https://t.co/tidEkbV9KS!— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) October 1, 2020 TRENDING: FOX News Hack John Roberts LOSES IT! Whines over Twitter Attacks After He Refuses to Accept President Trump's...
  • Despite bitter family rivalry, Bush wanted Trump at his funeral

    12/02/2018 9:24:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The Politico ^ | December 1, 2018 | DANIEL LIPPMAN
    When President Donald Trump didn’t attend Barbara Bush’s funeral earlier this year, it stoked chatter about a rivalry between the two powerful families who have a history of sniping at each other. The former first lady criticized Trump during the 2016 campaign for saying “terrible things” about women and the military, and was long displeased with Trump’s insults toward her husband and sons. But many of the family’s confidants said Saturday former President George H.W. Bush wished to put that all aside when it came to Trump attending his funeral. “If anybody at anytime knew anything about the 41st president...
  • Maine Protesters Board Bus To Washington D.C. To Ask Collins To Vote ‘No’ On Kavanaugh

    10/04/2018 9:25:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Maine Public Radio ^ | October 4, 2018 | Susan Sharon
    More than two dozen Maine women, many of them survivors of sexual assault, are in Washington D.C. Thursday to try to meet personally with Sen. Susan Collins before a confirmation vote on Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Becky DeKeuster of Sidney is among those who chartered a bus from Portland Wednesday night in order to attend a noon rally outside the Supreme Court, and to lobby Collins and other senators who have not yet announced their positions on Kavanaugh. Speaking from the bus, DeKeuster says there's more than one reason Collins should vote “No.” "I want her to know, number one, that...
  • Kavanaugh foes to keep pressuring Collins, and her key vote

    10/01/2018 10:17:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Midland Reporter-Telegram ^ | October 1, 2018 | The Associated Press
    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Opponents of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh plan to keep up the pressure on Republican Sen. Susan Collins, a key swing vote. Collins has not said how she would vote on Kavanaugh's nomination. Demonstrators planned to show up at her Portland office on Monday to urge her to vote no. It's the latest in a series of demonstrations at Collins' offices. Demonstrators also held a sit-in at her Portland on Friday, the day the Senate Judiciary Committee voted along party lines to advance Kavanaugh's nomination to the Senate floor....
  • Susan Collins 'appalled' by Trump's tweet about Christine Blasey Ford

    09/21/2018 11:29:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    CNBC Politics ^ | September 21, 2018 | Clare Foran and Jim Acosta
    Sen. Susan Collins said she is "appalled" by a tweet from President Donald Trump disparaging the woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault. The Maine Republican called the statement from the President "inappropriate and wrong." "I was appalled by the President's tweet," Collins said Friday, according to audio obtained by CNN of an event where she spoke with local reporters. RELATED: Senate Judiciary Committee likely proposing Wednesday hearing with Ford testifying first The senator, who is a crucial swing vote on Kavanaugh's nomination, was responding to a question on what she thought of a tweet...
  • Kavanaugh views Trump as an ‘oligarch,’ Feinstein says

    09/10/2018 1:34:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 10, 2018 | Lukas Mikelionis
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., on Sunday put pressure on two female Republican senators to vote against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, saying the nominee views the president as an “oligarch” who cannot be charged or investigated for crimes. “The president believes he is above the law. And this nominee believes this president cannot be investigated, cannot be tried,” Feinstein said at the Year of the Woman luncheon at a Santa Barbara hotel held by the Democratic Women of Santa Barbara County, the Los Angeles Times reported. The senator stressed that the confirmation of Kavanaugh depends on two Republican votes –...
  • Democratic socialism rising in the age of Trump

    07/21/2018 8:19:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | July 21, 2018 | Steve Peoples, The Associated Press
    PORTLAND, Maine — A week ago, Maine Democrat Zak Ringelstein wasn't quite ready to consider himself a member of the Democratic Socialists of America, even if he appreciated the organization's values and endorsement in his bid to become a U.S. senator. Three days later, he told The Associated Press it was time to join up. He's now the only major-party Senate candidate in the nation to be a dues-paying democratic socialist. Ringelstein's leap is the latest evidence of a nationwide surge in the strength and popularity of an organization that, until recently, operated on the fringes of the liberal movement's...
  • Trump anti-abortion supreme court pick 'not acceptable', says Collins

    07/01/2018 3:17:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | July 1, 2018 | Tom McCarthy
    As battle lines are drawn for the coming fight over Donald Trump’s second supreme court nominee, a senator who could help to decide the fate of the nomination warned on Sunday that a justice who would seek to reverse federal abortion rights protections “would not be acceptable”. “A candidate for this important position who would overturn Roe v Wade would not be acceptable to me because that would indicate an activist agenda that I don’t want to see a judge have,” Republican senator Susan Collins told ABC’s This Week, referring to the 1973 court decision protecting abortion rights. Trump, however,...
  • Should We Reform the Electoral College?

    02/05/2018 9:04:48 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 67 replies
    Cato Institute ^ | March/April 2013 | Robert A. Levy
    Article II of the Constitution gives states broad authority to decide how their electoral votes are selected and divided among the candidates. In 48 states, the candidate who gets the most votes wins all of the state’s electoral votes. But the Constitution doesn’t require that rule. Maine and Nebraska have implemented district- by-district voting. One electoral vote goes to the winner in each congressional district, and the remaining two electoral votes are awarded to the winner of the statewide popular vote. Assume, however, that a state enacts a law giving all its electoral votes to the presidential candidate who wins...
  • Sen. Collins says she’s leaning against voting for Graham-Cassidy health care bill

    09/22/2017 10:50:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Portland Press Herald ^ | September 22, 2017 | Joe Lawlor
    U.S. Sen. Susan Collins all but said she would vote “no” on an Affordable Care Act repeal bill on Friday morning at an event in Portland. “I’m leaning against the bill,” the Maine Republican said after listing a series of serious deficiencies in the Graham-Cassidy repeal bill. “I’m just trying to do what I believe is the right thing for the people of Maine,” Collins said. She said Graham-Cassidy undermines pre-existing conditions, a major flaw in the bill. “I’m reading the fine print on Graham-Cassidy,” Collins said. She said insurers could charge sky-high rates to people with pre-existing conditions. “The...
  • Sen. Collins says it’s ‘too difficult to say’ if Trump will be 2020 Republican nominee

    08/21/2017 10:54:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    Market Watch ^ | August 21, 2017
    Maine Republican wrote in Paul Ryan for president in 2016 President Donald Trump is already stumping for re-election in 2020. But at least one member of his party says it’s uncertain if he’ll become the GOP’s standard-bearer. Maine Sen. Susan Collins, known as a Trump critic, was interviewed on MSNBC Monday morning and asked if she believed the president would end up as the Republican nominee in 2020. Her reply: Collins also told MSNBC she didn’t support Trump in 2016, instead writing in House Speaker Paul Ryan’s name. “That was very hard for me to do as a lifelong Republican,”...
  • Scott Hamann's anti-Trump rant gets him tossed off legislative committees (Maine Democrat)

    07/14/2017 10:43:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Maine Sun Journal ^ | July 14, 2017 | Jake Bleiberg, Bangor Daily News
    PORTLAND — Rep. Scott Hamann, D-South Portland, has been removed from two legislative committees because of statements he made online that suggested he would harm President Donald Trump if he got close enough. Three days after images of a profane Facebook post that Hamann wrote began to circulate online, House Speaker Sara Gideon, D-Freeport, said she has removed Hamann from his seats on the Health and Human Services Committee and the Marijuana Legalization Implementation Committee. In the post, Hamann, 36, called the president a “joke,” a “rapist” and a criminal, seethed against his supporters and Republicans more generally and said...
  • Maine state rep suggests in Facebook rant he would harm Trump

    07/12/2017 10:46:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Bangor Daily News ^ | July 12, 2017 | Jake Blieberg
    PORTLAND, Maine — State Rep. Scott Hamann, D-South Portland, has said he regrets a Facebook rant in which he seemed to imply he would harm President Donald Trump if given the chance. “Trump is a half term president, at most, especially if I ever get within 10 feet of that p—y,” Hamann wrote in a lengthy Facebook post. A screenshot of the post, in which Hamann writes that Trump was “installed by the Russians” and seethes against the president, his supporters and Republicans more generally, was widely circulated on social media beginning Tuesday evening. Hamann did not respond to repeated...
  • Trump to campaign Oct. 15 in Bangor, following Maine visit by son and daughter-in-law

    10/06/2016 4:41:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Portland Press Herald ^ | October 6, 2016 | Scott Thistle
    The Republican presidential nominee is scheduled to appear at Bangor's Cross Insurance Center at 3 p.m. on that Saturday. TURNER — Donald Trump’s son and daughter-in-law touted the presidential candidate’s promises to create jobs and strengthen economic growth while defending U.S. interests abroad during an hourlong visit Thursday to a Maine apple orchard decked out for fall tourists with a petting zoo and a mini-golf course. On Thursday evening, the campaign announced that Donald Trump will make a campaign stop in Bangor on Oct. 15. The event is scheduled for 3 p.m. at the Cross Insurance Center. Lara Yunaska Trump...
  • New Poll Has Trump Tied In...Maine?

    09/20/2016 4:55:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Townhall ^ | September 20, 2016 | Christine Rousselle
    "Yeah, I think Maine will be a toss-up state this year," said nobody ever.* As if anyone needed proof that the 2016 election is absolutely bizarre, please see this new Maine People's Resource Center (a liberal think tank) poll that has Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton tied with 37 percent of the vote each. This is a slight improvement from a poll from last week that had Trump within the margin of error behind Clinton. Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson polled at 11 percent, and Green candidate Jill Stein came in at five. In Maine's 2nd congressional district, Trump has a...
  • In Maine, Clinton, Trump are in a Tight Race (Trump within 3)

    09/13/2016 6:38:59 PM PDT · by LS · 31 replies
    Boston Globe/Survey USA ^ | 9/13/2016 | James Pindell
    Of all the states once seen as clearly in Hillary Clinton’s column, a new survey identifies the one perhaps most likely to tip to Donald Trump — and that state is Maine. A Colby College-Boston Globe poll released Tuesday shows the presidential race in Maine is now within the margin of error, with Clinton leading Trump, 42 percent to 39 percent. Also significant: The poll of likely voters, conducted last week by SurveyUSA, showed only a small portion of respondents, 5 percent, remain undecided less than eight weeks before Election Day. Trump’s ascendancy in Maine is largely due to his...
  • Polls: Trump Threatens to Flip New Jersey, Rhode Island; Clinton Leads in New England States

    09/07/2016 2:07:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    People's Pundit Daily ^ | September 7, 2016 | Staff
    The highly accurate Emerson College Poll Emerson College Polling University finds Democrat Hillary Clinton leading Republican Donald Trump in Deep Blue New England, but will be forced to defend New Jersey and Rhode Island. Among Independents, Mr. Trump leads Mrs. Clinton in Rhode Island (+20), Massachusetts (+8) and New Jersey (+4 points), while she holds the edge in Vermont (+22 points), Maine (+12), Connecticut (+9) and New Hampshire (+2). As Figure 1 depicts, Mrs. Clinton’s lead over Mr. Trump ranges from a high of 21 points in Vermont (47% to 26%) to a low of just 3% in Rhode Island...
  • Donald Trump Coming to Portland's Merrill Auditorium (Maine)

    08/01/2016 10:03:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Maine Public Broadcasting ^ | August 1, 2016 | Steve Mistler
    Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump will make his third stop in Maine when he holds a town hall meeting in Portland on Thursday. The real estate mogul and television personality is continuing to target the Pine Tree State as his campaign attempts to find a favorable path in the Electoral College map. So far, national pundits have predicted a difficult road because his rival Hillary Clinton has shown appeal in voting blocs that traditionally turn out in presidential elections. However, Trump is still hoping to court disaffected Bernie Sanders supporters who flocked to the Vermont senator’s criticism of foreign trade...
  • Maine Republican Caucus Live Results: Cruz Takes Surprising Lead Over Trump

    03/05/2016 4:01:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Patch ^ | March 5, 2016 | Feroze Dhanoa
    Republican voters in Maine are gathering Saturday to participate in the presidential nominating caucus where pundits picked Donald Trump to win riding on the momentum he picked up on Super Tuesday and the endorsement from Maine Gov. Paul LePage. While there is a lack of polling for Saturday's elections, the results could be unpredictable as both Trump and Clinton have been weaker in caucus states that in primary states, as reported by the New York Times. Results from Saturday's caucus will be announced by the party in Lewiston at 7 p.m. Unofficial results from Maine show Texas Sen. Ted Cruz...