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  • Maine: Angus King - It's Good to be King (ad)

    09/20/2012 9:22:23 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat
    US Chamber ad via YouTube ^ | 9/18/2012 | US Chamber
    Angus King isn't worried about issues affecting middle class Mainers. King said, "When I'm Campaigning, nobody talks to me about health care or even the economy." Who is King talking to?
  • John McCain to guest star on 'Parks and Recreation'

    07/26/2012 1:06:00 PM PDT · by kevcol · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | July 23, 2012 | via USA TODAY
    ..Former presidential candidate and Arizona Sen. John McCain will join Sen. Barbara Boxer and Sen. Olympia Snowe as guest stars on the show when the regular crew heads to Washington, D.C., during season 5. ..According to the Hollywood Reporter, the bipartisan episode - titled "Ms. Knope Goes to Washington" - is expected to debut on September 27 ..McCain tweeted a photo of himself on set with Poehler on July 19 along with the caption, "Had a great time shooting @ParksandRecNBC today w/ Amy Poehler – I think it's an Emmy!"
  • With Kerrey coming and Snowe going, Senate Dems confident (It's ALL about power)

    03/03/2012 12:42:50 PM PST · by Libloather · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/03/12 | Alexander Bolton
    With Kerrey coming and Snowe going, Senate Dems confidentBy Alexander Bolton - 03/03/12 01:15 PM ET Senate Democrats are buoyantly optimistic about keeping control of the upper chamber after developments this past week increased their chances of winning races in Maine and Nebraska. They sought to capitalize on the new wave of optimism by blasting out a fundraising email Friday touting the “seismic” shift of the Senate electoral map. “This week’s entry of Democrat Bob Kerrey into the Nebraska race and surprise retirement of Republican Senator Olympia Snowe in Maine have completely changed the face of the 2012 map in...
  • Man accused of threatening Walker, others, awaits trial

    03/02/2012 7:42:43 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 3-1-12 | M.D. Kittle
    MADISON — A Portland, Maine, man accused of threatening Gov. Scott Walker, as well as the governor of Maine and several members of Congress, remains behind bars nearly a year after his arrest on multiple felony charges. Michael Thomas was indicted in October on charges of threatening members of Congress, mailing threatening communications, illegally possessing a firearm, interstate stalking and creating a terrorist hoax. He remains in custody in Portland, Maine. According to a Wisconsin Department of Justice incident report obtained by Wisconsin Reporter, a half-page document mailed to Walker on March 15, 2011 — similar to one mailed to...
  • Maine GOP Sen. Snowe won't seek re-election

    02/28/2012 7:46:24 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 7 replies · 2+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 28, 2012 | DAVID SHARP
    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- In a surprise announcement, moderate GOP Sen. Olympia Snowe said Tuesday she would abandon her campaign for a fourth term - a contest she was expected to win easily - because she is frustrated by a polarized atmosphere in Washington. The move dealt an immediate blow to Republicans hoping to take control of the Senate in November and gave Democrats new hope of winning the longtime GOP-held seat.
  • GOP's Snowe Is Retiring From Senate

    02/28/2012 7:19:43 PM PST · by prairiebreeze · 72 replies · 3+ views
    WSJ ^ | February 28, 2012 | Naftali Bendavid
    Sen. Olympia Snowe of Maine, who for 33 years in Congress has personified an increasingly unfashionable Republican centrism, said she won't seek re-election, taking a final shot at the Senate's partisanship. "I do find it frustrating...that an atmosphere of polarization and 'my way or the highway' ideologies has become pervasive in campaigns and in our governing institutions," she said Tuesday. The decision, which took members of both parties by surprise, transforms this year's battle for the Senate. Democrats hold a 53-47 advantage in the chamber. But because they have to defend 23 seats to the Republicans' 10, most analysts have...
  • Three-term Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe won't run for reelection

    02/28/2012 7:13:35 PM PST · by SMGFan · 26 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | February 28, 2012 | By Cameron Joseph
    Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) will not run for reelection, she announced Tuesday evening, in a move that shocked Washington and boosted Democrats' chances of maintaining control of the Senate. “After an extraordinary amount of reflection and consideration, I am announcing today that I will not be a candidate for reelection to the United States Senate," Snowe said in a statement. "It has been an indescribable honor and immeasurable privilege to serve the people of Maine."
  • Will the Maine Twins Defect on the HHS Mandate? (Where do Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins Stand?)

    02/17/2012 6:31:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/17/2012 | By Brian Bolduc
    On Monday, Senators Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins of Maine seemingly surrendered to President Obama on the contraception mandate, before the fight had begun. “It appears that changes have been made that provide women’s health services without compelling Catholic organizations in particular to violate the beliefs and tenets of their faith,” Snowe said. Collins made a similar statement: “While I will carefully review the details of the president’s revised proposal, it appears to be a step in the right direction.” But there may be more fight in them yet. Although the senators support forcing insurance companies to cover contraception, they...
  • Collins, Snowe call revised Obama birth control rule a good move

    02/14/2012 6:46:14 AM PST · by C19fan · 22 replies · 1+ views
    The Portland Press Herald ^ | February 13, 2012 | Jonathan Riskind
    The move by President Obama on Friday to alter his rule requiring birth-control coverage, shifting the mandate from some religious-based employers directly to insurance plans, hasn’t satisfied the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and some other critics. But Obama’s revised rule appears to have won over Republican Sens. Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe of Maine. Both had called for changes to the original rule despite their support in the past for a bill with a similar objective.
  • Snowe raises $3.2 million; challengers lag behind

    12/01/2011 7:28:10 AM PST · by Eagle of Liberty · 7 replies
    The New Maine Times ^ | October 12, 2011 | Gina Hamilton
    Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, is financially outpacing her Republican and Democratic challengers, according to her recently released campaign finance report. Snowe had more than $3.2 million on hand as of Sept. 30, according to the report filed with the Federal Election Commission. During the third quarter of 2011, Snowe's campaign raised $792,305 and spent $320,716, the report said. Snowe is seeking her fourth term in the Senate, but unlike in previous years, the moderate is facing challenges from both Democrats and within her own party. Scott D'Amboise, one of two tea party-affiliated GOP challengers, raised "'six figures," but will not...
  • Sens. Hatch, Lugar and Snowe haven’t been hit too hard by tea-party, yet

    12/01/2011 7:06:31 AM PST · by Eagle of Liberty · 9 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 24, 2011 | Rachel Weiner
    In a few 2012 Senate races, tea- party challenges seemed almost inevitable. Maine Sen. Olympia Snowe (R), Virginia Senate candidate George Allen(R), Indiana Sen. Dick Lugar (R), and Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch (R) were all expected to face tough competition on the right. But so far, serious challenges in all three races have failed to materialize. Maybe it’s a case of tea-party groups firing too early. Some of these incumbents have been targets since before last fall’s election. That’s given them plenty of time to react. They also know to take these challenges seriously, because they saw firsthand the damage...
  • Senators Stick by 2009 Stimulus (Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe)

    09/23/2011 12:24:42 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 25 replies ^ | Sept. 20, 2011 | By Humberto Sanchez
    Senate GOP leaders may be trying to cast the president’s latest jobs proposal as another “failed” stimulus measure, but not all Senate Republicans agree that the 2009 government spending spree was such a political disaster. Maine Sens. Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe are sticking by their votes in favor of the original Obama stimulus from two years ago, and both Republicans said last week that the law created jobs, though it could have been more effective. “I don’t think [the stimulus] failed. Virtually every study I have seen has given the stimulus credit for the creation of between 1.3 million...
  • Snowe vows all-out campaign to win re-election

    07/24/2011 12:16:50 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 52 replies
    Bangor Daily News ^ | July 24, 2011 | Mal Leary, Capitol News Service
    AUGUSTA, Maine — Sen. Olympia Snowe has rejected criticism that she is a RINO (Republican in name only) and has vowed to run an all-out campaign to win the GOP nomination and re-election to the United States Senate. “I don’t take anything for granted, never have and I never will,” she said in an interview. “I am going to campaign hard like I always do and I am already campaigning.”Snowe said she is tired of those in the right wing of the GOP calling her a RINO. She said her credentials as a fiscal conservative were well established when she...
  • Jim DeMint, Olympia Snowe: Amend Constitution

    07/07/2011 12:37:20 PM PDT · by tips up · 58 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/7/11 | Jennifer Epstein
    No deal to raise the debt ceiling is complete without an amendment to the Constitution requiring a balanced federal budget to prevent Congress “from hijacking the promise of American prosperity,” two Senate Republicans are arguing as a bipartisan group of congressional leaders heads to the White House on Thursday. Read more:
  • anyone in Maine know about Scott D'Amboise?

    07/06/2011 8:52:37 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 4 replies
    ma self | 7-6-11 | wobbly bob
    I got a request for $ in the mail ,but want to know from people who live there if he's a real conservative or just another Scott Brown establishment RINO before I send a check. His solicitiation claims he's a "tea party republican", but lately they all do. I'm in MN and never lived in Maine nor do I follow Maine politics. (I did like The D'Amboise Dukes when Ted Nugent played with them.)
  • Ryan Budget Gets 40 Votes in Senate, Obama Budget Gets 0

    05/25/2011 4:23:23 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 32 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | May 25, 2011 | JOHN MCCORMACK
    That big fat zero is not a typo.Not a single U.S. senator voted in favor of President Obama's budget proposal. Meanwhile, five members of GOP caucus voted against Ryan budget: moderates Scott Brown (Mass.), Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe of Maine, independent Lisa Murkowski (Ak.), and staunch libertarian Rand Paul (Ky.). So all of the swing state Republican senators sided with Ryan.Apparently, the Senate Democrats think if they don't support anything they can't be demagogued in the same way they're demagoguing Ryan's plan. Harry Reid has dropped the phrasing that Republicans would end Medicare "as we know it," in favor of a...
  • (Democrat Controlled) Senate rejects GOP oil drilling plan

    05/18/2011 6:05:39 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 29 replies
    cnn ^ | 5/18/2011 | cnn
    The Senate rejected a Republican measure Wednesday to expand offshore oil and gas drilling in U.S. coastal waters, signaling a continued partisan stalemate over energy policy and, more specifically, how to respond to rising gas prices. The bill was defeated in a 42-57 vote. Sixty votes were required for passage. Five Republicans -- Alabama's Richard Shelby, Louisiana's David Vitter, Maine's Olympia Snowe, South Carolina's Jim DeMint, and Utah's Mike Lee -- voted against the bill.
  • Maine Senate candidate calls on Olympia Snowe to resign in face of husband’s scandal

    05/10/2011 5:04:04 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 17 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 05/10/2011 | Matthew Boyle
    Maine Republican Senate candidate Scott D’Amboise, who is challenging sitting Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe in the upcoming 2012 primary, called on Snowe to resign from her seat immediately. D’Amboise issued a statement Tuesday morning calling on Snowe to resign after the U.S. Department of Justice joined a lawsuit against Education Management Corporation (EDMC), a company that has employed her husband, former Maine Gov. John McKernan, for the past 12 years. The suit alleges that EDMC had defrauded the government of financial aid funding.* D’Amboise said Snowe has “directly benefited” from her husband’s financial activity, which he describes as, “defrauding of...
  • Senate Approves Former Planned Parenthood Director as Judge (McCain leads RINOs for infanticide)

    05/09/2011 2:23:49 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 55 replies · 1+ views ^ |
    The U.S. Senate today overcame a Republican filibuster and approved a former Planned Parenthood abortion business director, John McConnell, as a federal judge in Rhode Island. Senators voted 63-33 to surpass the 60-vote threshold necessary to stop the filibuster and approve the nomination of McConnell’s nomination to the District Court for the District of Rhode Island. his nomination previously cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee recently on a party-line 11-7 vote. Senate Republicans joining all Democrats to end debate included Scott Brown of Massachusetts, Susan Collins of Maine, Lyndsey Graham of South Carolina, Johnny Isakson of Georgia, Mark Kirk of Illinois,...
  • Sen. Snowe braces for tea party challenge in Maine

    05/08/2011 11:32:49 PM PDT · by South40 · 44 replies
    WASHINGTON — Maine's Olympia Snowe has long thrived as one of the Senate's leading GOP moderates, but she has recently sided with tea partyers on high-profile votes involving Libya, the budget and the environment as she braces for a primary challenge from the right. Such votes could help Snowe fend off tea party foes who mock her as a "RINO" - Republican In Name Only - and hope to sink her bid for a fourth term next year. Snowe insisted she's been true to her moderate roots.