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Susan Collins

United States Republican Senator from Maine

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Susan Collins: United States Republican Senator from Maine
Susan Margaret Collins is an American politician serving as the senior United States Senator for Maine. A Republican, Collins has represented Maine in the Senate since 1997.


Major LGBTQ Org Turns Back On Sen. Susan Collins [Video]

Major LGBTQ Org Turns Back On Sen. Susan Collins

In her bid for re-election, Sen. Susan Collins (R-Me.) has just lost another major endorsement. The Human Rights Campaign has decided to back Democrat Sara Gideon in her bid to unseat the Maine..

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Trump bets re-opening schools may win votes [Video]

Trump bets re-opening schools may win votes

[NFA] The Republican president's re-election effort sees re-opening schools shuttered by the coronavirus as part of a plan to restore his standing among suburban voters. This report produced by Zachary..

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Why Trump's Republican Senate enablers must be ousted this fall: Former NH GOP chair

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Maine Dem. Gideon wins primary, will face Collins

Maine House Speaker Sara Gideon has beaten two Democrats for the right to challenge U.S. Sen. Susan Collins this fall. (July 15)  
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Sara Gideon Wins Nomination to Challenge Susan Collins in Maine

Ms. Gideon, backed by the Senate Democratic campaign arm and outside political groups, had long been the favorite to challenge Senator Collins, the sole remaining New England Republican in Congress.
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Sessions Pays the Price for Incurring Trump’s Wrath, Losing Alabama Senate Race

In Maine, Sara Gideon was facing limited competition for the Democratic primary and the chance to face Susan Collins in a race that has become the priciest Senate campaign in the state’s history.
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What Time Do Polls Close in Alabama, Maine and Texas?

Jeff Sessions is fighting for his political life in an Alabama race that will signal the strength of President Trump’s hold on his base. And in Maine, the spotlight is on which Democrat will face..
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Supreme Court Elevates Abortion in Senate Campaigns

The court’s rejection of a restrictive Louisiana abortion law, and Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh’s dissent, may create new challenges for Susan Collins and other Republican senators up for..
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'A threat to accountable democracy': Some Republicans object to Trump dismissal of federal watchdog

"The President has not provided the kind of justification for the removal of IG Linick required by this law," said Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine.
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Sen. Susan Collins says Trump's public statements on the coronavirus outbreak have been 'very uneven'

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, faces a tough reelection battle in the fall and has criticized Trump on a number of occasions.
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GOP sens. draft $300B plan for small businesses

Republican Sens. Marco Rubio of Florida and Susan Collins of Maine unveiled a draft bill that would provide $300 billion in help for small businesses, including loans that would attempt to help them..
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Phone calls flood senators’ offices.

Asked about call volume, the office of Senator Susan Collins, said that about one in every 25 calls was targeted, profane or threatening.
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GOP Sens Collins, Romney want witnesses in Trump Senate trial, but additional testimony remains uncertain

Republican Sens. Susan Collins and Mitt Romney said they want witnesses at the Senate trial of President Donald Trump, but decision remains uncertain.
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Susan Collins says she’ll vote in favor of witnesses.

Democrats would need four Republicans to side with them on Friday to demand new witnesses and documents.
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Even Senators keep their eyes on the moderates during the question periods.

The three Republicans seen as most likely to vote for witnesses are Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski and Mitt Romney.
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Susan Collins submits first question of the trial on behalf of centrist Republicans.

She was joined by Senators Lisa Murkowski and Mitt Romney.
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Romney called 2016 a time for choosing on Trump. What choice will senators make now?

Sens. Romney, Portman and Burr, Susan Collins, Lamar Alexander and others, it is time for choosing. Which path will you choose for history to record?
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Republican Collins says Bolton report strengthens case for impeachment trial witnesses

Republican U.S. Senator Susan Collins said on Monday the case for calling witnesses in President Donald Trump's Senate impeachment trial had been strengthened by a New York Times report on a book..
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Sen. Susan Collins wrote note to Chief Justice Roberts prior to his admonishing of Senators

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, said she was "stunned" by remarks given by House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler at the start of the trial
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A courtroom artist illustrates 2 senators at work.

Senators Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska appeared to be closely following the arguments.
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Impeachment Trial Puts Susan Collins, Stung by Kavanaugh Backlash, Under Scrutiny

The four-term Maine senator, who crossed party lines to vote against President Clinton’s impeachment, must now decide whether to break with President Trump.
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Susan Collins surpasses Mitch McConnell as the most unpopular senator in a new poll

The Maine Senator's net approval rating has dropped 10 points since the end of September, leaving her with a 52 percent disapproval rating
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Susan Collins credits herself and three colleagues for securing a vote on witnesses.

The Maine Republican confirmed the rules will allow a vote on whether to call witnesses.
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3 Republicans Are Open to Impeachment Witnesses, but Democrats Need a 4th

Senators Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski and Mitt Romney seem open to witnesses in President Trump’s impeachment trial. With one more Republican, Democrats could commandeer the proceedings.
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Sen. Susan Collins: 'It is inappropriate' for Mitch McConnell, Democrats for prejudge impeachment trial

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, said that senators on both sides of the aisle were wrong to predetermine the outcome of the Senate impeachment trial.
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2nd Senate Republican Questions Impartiality of Impeachment Trial

Senator Susan Collins of Maine joined Lisa Murkowski in raising concerns over her leaders’ approach, and said she would be “open” to calling witnesses.
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Senator Susan Collins of Maine Announces Bid for Re-election

The campaign, formally announced on the day President Trump is expected to be impeached, will most likely be her most expensive and challenging.
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Sen. Susan Collins asks President Trump: turn over any evidence of wiretaps to Intel Committees

Republican Senator on the Intelligence Committee, Susan Collins says, "it would be more helpful" if President Donald Trump turned over any evidence he had of wiretaps to Congressional Intelligence..
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Full Interview: Susan Collins, March 5

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine sits down with Face the Nation Host John Dickerson to discuss President Trump's wiretap accusations, the Senate Intelligence Committee investigation into Russia and..
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Sen. Susan Collins on Healthcare reform status: "There is not a consensus"

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine says that there is currently no consensus on efforts to replace or reform the Affordable Care Act. "It is very complicated and we shouldn't rush it," the Republican Senator..
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Open: This is Face the Nation, July 23

This week on "Face the Nation," host John Dickerson interviews Anthony Scaramucci, Senators Susan Collins and John Barrasso, and Congressman Adam Schiff to discuss the White House's new communications..
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Sen. Susan Collins says President Trump should not comment further on Russia investigations

Senator Susan Collins, R-Maine, discusses the latest on the Russia investigations and the path forward for replacing Obamacare with Face the Nation Moderator John Dickerson.
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Sen. Collins says it's hard to envision voting yes on Graham-Cassidy

Senator Susan Collins, R-Maine, shares her concerns about the Graham-Cassidy health care plan with "Face the Nation" moderator John Dickerson.
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Sen. Susan Collins: Separating immigrant families "traumatizing" for children

In an interview with "Face the Nation" moderator Margaret Brennan, Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, said that the Trump administration policy of separating immigrant families who cross the border illegally..
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Collins: "Ranks right up there" with the hardest votes she's ever cast

Key swing vote Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, told John Dickerson on "Face the Nation" that her vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court "ranks right up there" of the hardest votes she's ever..
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Full interview: Sen. Susan Collins appears on "Face the Nation"

Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins sat down with John Dickerson for an interview on "Face the Nation."
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Collins: Kavanaugh's "denial at the second hearing was very powerful"

Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins told John Dickerson on "Face the Nation" that Brett Kavanaugh's "anger and anguish" when he testified was "understandable."
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Collins says shutdown accomplished "absolutely nothing"

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, joins moderator Margaret Brennan to discuss the indictment of Roger Stone and the impact of the government shutdown.
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Senators Susan Collins, Heidi Heitkamp explain their Kavanaugh confirmation votes

Sen. Collins voted to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, Sen. Heitkamp voted not to. The two spoke to "60 Minutes" about why they voted the way they did. Scott Pelley reports.
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"This isn't about politics" two senators say about their opposite votes

How Sens. Heidi Heitkamp and Susan Collins evaluated Judge Brett Kavanaugh's candidacy for the Supreme Court, and came to opposite conclusions.
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Sen. Collins on Kavanaugh and Roe v. Wade

Pro-choice Republican Susan Collins tells "60 Minutes" she believes Justice Kavanaugh will uphold Roe v. Wade.
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Why Sen. Susan Collins voted "yes" on Brett Kavanaugh

The Republican senator tells 60 Minutes she believed Kavanaugh's testimony: "I feel very comfortable that I've made the right decision"
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For Sen. Susan Collins, a tough reelection got a lot tougher with Trump impeachment inquiry

Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine faces a dilemma with the Trump impeachment question. It looms larger over her reelection campaign in 2020.
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GOP Trump critic also criticizes Schiff

Republican Senator Susan Collins said House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff "misrepresented" the transcript of President Trump's call with Ukraine's president. Collins has also criticized..
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Democratic challenger criticizes Susan Collins after new Brett Kavanaugh allegations

Sara Gideon, a Democratic challenger of Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, has repeatedly criticized Collins for voting last year to confirm Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanuagh.
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Graham-Cassidy health care bill on life support after Sen. Collins says she'll vote "no"; Eight of the surviving "Little Rock Nine" students recall milestone 60 years after landmark high school..
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Susan Collins, a Fixture in Maine, Has Twin Troubles: Trump and Kavanaugh

Senator Susan Collins said she would decide this fall whether she would seek re-election, but Maine’s Republican mainstay faces a shifting political landscape.
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National Democrats rally behind lawmaker's bid to beat Susan Collins

Collins cast the pivotal vote in Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation battle
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