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  • Bangor woman charged with threatening to kill Sen. Collins

    11/26/2020 7:11:23 PM PST · by simpson96 · 18 replies
    Press Herald ^ | 11/17/2020 | Dennis Hoey
    A Bangor woman is facing federal charges for allegedly making death threats against Sen. Susan Collins. Katrina F. Preble, 56, of Bangor made the threats in a series of “rambling” voicemail messages left at Collins’ Bangor and Washington, D.C. offices, according to an affidavit filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Bangor. The eight messages were left after the Nov. 3 election, in which Collins defeated Democratic challenger Sara Gideon. Preble, who was arrested Monday by Bangor police and federal agents, has been charged with two federal counts of making threats across interstate lines, each punishable by up to five...
  • Senate blocks Judy Shelton’s nomination to the Fed

    11/18/2020 11:10:26 AM PST · by conservative98 · 9 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 18, 2020 | 10:08am | Updated | Emily Jacobs
    The Senate failed to advance the nomination of Judy Shelton to the Federal Reserve Board — further complicating what was an already rocky confirmation process. Shelton, a longtime Fed critic who favors a return to the gold standard, was blocked in a 50-47 vote that was shaken up by some GOP senators being absent and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris making a return to the Senate floor. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) needed just 50 Republicans to vote in favor of Shelton to move her nomination forward. The upper house of Congress currently has a 53-47 GOP majority, meaning that...
  • Like a Virgin Island Resident [Lefty financier and congresswoman’s fiancée dodged U.S. taxes]

    10/15/2010 10:16:10 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 9 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 4:45 PM, Oct 15, 2010 | ALANA GOODMAN
    As far as liberal financiers go, you don’t get much more powerful than S. Donald Sussman Since 1989, the hedge-fund billionaire has pumped millions into the coffers of Democratic politicians and their political pet projects. Sussman sits on the board of the Center for American Progress, the Democracy Alliance and the dovish Israel Policy Forum, and he’s been one of the top contributors to left-leaning 527 organizations during the 2010 election cycle. But while Sussman has long kept a behind-the-scenes profile, a recent ethics controversy in Maine has flung him into the center of a complicated dispute over state residency,...
  • FEC may audit Common Cause head for breaches

    04/30/2003 3:14:58 PM PDT · by Jean S · 5 replies · 130+ views
    The Hill ^ | 4/30/03 | Alexander Bolton
    Campaign fundraising reports for Chellie Pingree, a former Democratic Senate candidate form Maine who now heads Common Cause, contain numerous infractions that may prompt an audit by the Federal Election Commission (FEC), The Hill has learned. The prospect of an election commission audit of Pingree has raised eyebrows among campaign finance experts and lawyers because the well-known government watchdog group spearheaded the passage of the landmark Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act last year. In fact, campaign finance regulation has become Common Cause's signature issue in recent years. Pingree, who last year lost her bid to oust Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), became...
  • BREAKING: Susan Collins says Democrat called her to concede Senate race

    11/04/2020 10:15:56 AM PST · by RandFan · 89 replies
    Twitter ^ | Nov 4 | PpollingNumbers
    @PpollingNumbers #BREAKING Susan Collins (R-Inc) says Sara Gideon (D) called her to concede the race. Maine Senate over, Collins reelected.
  • IN MAINE, RANKED-CHOICE VOTING WAS A REACTION TO GOP WINS. SUSAN COLLINS MIGHT BE ITS FIRST VICTIM.

    11/03/2020 11:00:06 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 31 replies
    The Intercept ^ | November 3 2020, 8:28 p.m. | Eoin Higgins
    An Emerson College poll conducted between October 29 and 31 showed Gideon with a 48 percent to 42 percent lead over Collins, and 61 percent of supporters of both Savage and independent Max Linn, polling at 5 percent and 1 percent, respectively, would back Gideon on their second choice. Collins entered the Senate in 1997 as one of Maine’s two independently minded Republican women senators alongside Olympia Snowe. The junior senator survived in the New England state as a politically savvy member of the GOP in a liberalizing region by touting her independence and reasonableness, but the tension between her...
  • Pelosi: Amy Coney Barrett 'an illegitimate Supreme Court justice'

    11/03/2020 11:31:37 AM PST · by jazusamo · 102 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 3, 2020 | Joe Concha
    Video at link. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) called Amy Coney Barrett “an illegitimate Supreme Court justice" during an Election Day news conference on Tuesday, just one week after Barrett was confirmed as President Trump's third Supreme Court pick. “The president is installing an illegitimate Supreme Court justice one week before the election, after 60 million Americans have voted, who will dismantle the ACA, and won’t say, by the way, when asked, by Sen. [Dianne] Feinstein [D-Calif.], do you think Medicare is constitutional? She said she really couldn’t say." The GOP-led Senate confirmed Barrett in a largely party-line 52-48 vote...
  • Maine Dem Campaign Staffers Helped Bail Out Violent Criminals

    09/04/2020 6:35:17 AM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | SEPTEMBER 3, 2020 | Joe Schoffstall
    Sara Gideon staffers donated to the Minnesota Freedom Fund, which bails out rioters... At least seven staffers for Maine Democratic Senate candidate Sara Gideon donated to a bail fund that releases looters and other violent criminals from jail. Gideon's staffers posted on social media about their donations to the Minnesota Freedom Fund, a group that pays criminal bail for protesters and looters regardless of whether they were violent or which crimes they committed. The donations came after individuals involved with anti-police demonstrations began looting and burning businesses in Minneapolis. ... Local reports have indicated the fund has bailed out individuals...
  • Amy Coney Barrett has been CONFIRMED!

    10/26/2020 5:18:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 135 replies
    C-SPAN | 10/26/2020 | Vanity
    Meet the new Justice of the Supreme Court -- Justice Amy Coney Barrett. Amy Coney Barrett has been CONFIRMED to the Supreme Courton a Party line vote. 52-48. One Republican turned her back and voted with the Democrats, Susan Collins of Maine. Congratulations to Justice Barrett and may God Bless the United States of America!
  • Schweikart: What to Watch for on Election Night

    10/26/2020 2:38:54 PM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 56 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Guest Piece by America’s History Teacher, Larry Schweikart Confession: I rarely watch conservative, or so-called conservative, news sites. You can get some information that way, but I find it much more instructive to watch the reactions of liberals to the stories of the day. That is an instant indicator of who is winning and losing. For example, if the Washington Post says “Trump must change tone or face loss,” you know that Trump’s tone is deadly effective. Or, if Politico headlines “Some Senator Say McConnell Moving Too Fast on Barrett Nomination,” you know that Yertle is moving at light speed...
  • Trump Slams Susan Collins For Opposing Amy Coney Barrett Vote Before Election

    10/16/2020 8:26:19 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 85 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 16,2020 | HENRY RODGERS
    President Donald Trump slammed Republican Maine Sen. Susan Collins for not being in favor of voting to confirm Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett until after Election Day. In a tweet, Trump said he heard a “nasty rumor” that Collins will not be voting in favor of confirming Barrett. Collins said in September that she does not support voting to confirm a Supreme Court justice to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg until after the Nov. 3 elections. “There is a nasty rumor out there that @SenatorCollins of Maine will not be supporting our great United States Supreme Court Nominee. Well, she...
  • Sen. Collins confirms she will vote against Judge Coney-Barrett

    10/13/2020 10:19:03 AM PDT · by tsowellfan · 239 replies
    WGME ^ | Monday, October 12th 2020
    PITTSFIELD (WGME) -- Senator Susan Collins says she will vote against Judge Amy Coney-Barrett being elected to the Supreme Court. Sen. Collins releases statement on Supreme Court Vacancy "It's not a comment on her,” Collins said. “It is a comment on the process of rushing through a nomination in such a short time before a presidential election." Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski also said she will be a no vote for the same reason. To block the confirmation, two more senators would have to vote against Coney-Barrett, but Republicans have said they have the votes.
  • Allegations Maine Democrat Sara Gideon Covered for Male Teacher Accused of Sexual Relations with Female Students Rattle Her Campaign

    10/09/2020 1:47:35 AM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 8 2020 | ASHLEY OLIVER
    Maine’s Democrat Senate candidate, Sara Gideon, is downplaying her awareness about sexual misconduct allegations leveled against a former state representative and teacher from two years ago. Gideon, who has served as Maine’s House speaker since 2016, was reportedly aware of sexual misconduct allegations against former state Rep. Dillon Bates (D-Westbrook) but chose to conduct business as usual with Bates “for several months” until the allegations were made public in August 2018. Gideon also at one point in June 2018 invited Bates to perform the national anthem before the state legislature, while aware of the allegations against him, according to a...
  • Poll: Susan Collins, Sara Gideon in Virtual Tie for Maine Senate Race

    10/06/2020 8:51:49 PM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 06 2020 | ASHLEY OLIVER
    A poll released Tuesday found Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Democrat challenger Sara Gideon within one point of each other in the race for U.S. Senate in Maine. The poll, conducted by Bangor Daily News and Digital Research Insights from September 25 through October 4, showed Gideon with 44 percent support and Collins with 43 percent support, well within the poll’s 4.4 percent margin of error. The latest results point to a potential rebound for Collins, who is seeking her fifth term in the Senate but had been, up until now, trailing Gideon in recent public polls by four to...
  • Senator Murkowski Backtracks on RBG Vacancy, Killing Democratic Hopes Of Blocking Trump's SCOTUS Nominee

    09/23/2020 7:52:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 127 replies
    Townhall ^ | 09/23/2020 | Matt Vespa
    Total victory is upon us, folks. And some Republicans have managed to get on a path towards redemption with conservatives. Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) said he wouldn’t block the nominee. Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) is a ‘no,’ but as we’ve said before—Maine is an oddball state. She gets a pass. Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), a runner up in the biggest pain in the a** contest among the GOP, did initially say that she’s opposed to filling the Supreme Court vacancy left by Ruth Bade Ginsburg, but is now changing her tune. The last justice passed away last Friday making the...
  • Collins and Murkowski should abstain if they don't intend to confirm a newly appointed Justice before Election Day

    09/21/2020 6:30:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/21/2020 | Richard Baehr
    As the Holy War concerning filling Justice Ginsburg’s seat begins in earnest, one question which the Republican side and President Trump should certainly pose, is what would the Democrats do if the situation were reversed? Without question, they would have a Democrat president nominate a new Justice, and the Democrat Senate majority would rush to confirm that nominee. In all likelihood, Democrat discipline would work to hold their majority together and the nominee would be confirmed. Already, two Republican Senators, Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, have indicated they would not vote to confirm a newly appointed...
  • New Poll Shows Maine Sen. Susan Collins Losing To Challenger By Five Points

    09/19/2020 10:45:29 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 90 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 18, 2020 2:57 PM ET | Henry Rodgers
    Republican Maine Sen. Susan Collins is down five points to her Democratic challenger Sara Gideon, a poll released Friday shows. According to a New York Times-Siena College poll, Collins is behind Gideon 44 percent to 49 percent with less than two months before the November 3 elections. The poll did however show that 50 percent of voters view Collins very favorable or somewhat favorable compared to 47 percent who did not feel the same, The Hill reported.
  • Susan Collins just announced she’s a ‘No’ on Confirmation of Trumps Supreme Court nominee

    09/19/2020 1:30:15 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 328 replies
    ‘Given the proximity of the Presidential election, however, I don’t believe the senate should vote on the nominee priority the election in fairness to the American people
  • Ben Sasse, Susan Collins Warn Trump About Firing Jeff Sessions

    08/24/2018 6:09:30 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 182 replies
    rollcall ^ | August 23, 2018
    Republicans say confirming a replacement would be a problem Republican senators grew increasingly vocal in their warnings to President Donald Trump if he fires Attorney General Jeff Sessions, including threats not to vote for a replacement. Sen. Ben Sasse came to the floor Thursday afternoon to read into the Congressional Record the statement that Sessions, a former Alabama senator well-liked by his former colleagues, issued in response to criticism from Trump. Sessions was highlighting the independence of the Justice Department, and Sasse, a Nebraska Republican, wanted it to be perfectly clear that he would have the attorney general’s back. “Bizarrely,...
  • George W. Bush supports Maine Sen. Susan Collins’ reelection campaign

    08/21/2020 9:23:05 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 45 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 21, 2020 | 6:39pm |
    KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine — Former President George W. Bush on Friday backed Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine in his first public endorsement of the 2020 election cycle. [Cut] “She’s honest. She’s forthright. She brings dignity into a world that has gotten really ugly. The political world is uglier than I can ever remember it,” Bush said after he and his wife, Laura, had lunch with Collins at the family’s summer home overlooking the ocean. Bush called her “smart and capable,” “very influential” and “pretty darned independent.”