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New twists put Republicans on spot in impeachment saga

Washington's impeachment battle over President Donald Trump's conduct with Ukraine is intensifying with news of a second whistleblower while new testimony this week brings the prospect of more stunning revelations to deepen the crisis.

Democrat Sara Gideon announces run against Susan Collins

Sara Gideon, Maine's Speaker of the House, announced on Monday a campaign against Sen. Susan Collins, attempting to replace her potential opponent's independent image with one connected to less popular Republicans like President Donald Trump.

Collins asks Justice Dept. not to support Obamacare strikedown

Republican Sen. Susan Collins, a key swing vote in the Senate, is asking the Justice Department to reverse its recent support of a total strikedown of the Affordable Care Act, saying the job of eliminating aspects of the health care law should be left to Congress.

Collins to oppose Trump circuit court nominee

Republican Sen. Susan Collins said Tuesday she will vote against Chad Readler, President Donald Trump's nominee for the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals who has come under fire from Democrats for being a lead lawyer for the Justice Department when it declined to defend key provisions of the Affordable Care Act in response to a lawsuit filed by Republican state attorneys general.

Trump issues Congress list of demands ahead of shutdown meeting

President Donald Trump sent a list of demands to Capitol Hill on Friday ahead of his White House meeting with lawmakers, releasing publicly a letter sent to members of Congress outlining the reasons why he continues to seek a border wall, to end the government shutdown, now in its second week.

Susan Collins feels 'vindication' after Kavanaugh vote

Republican Sen. Susan Collins -- who cast one of the decisive votes in favor of Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation -- told reporters on Monday that she feels "vindication" after Kavanaugh voted in a case related to Planned Parenthood.

McConnell blames 'both sides' of aisle after violence

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday the he believes the two horrific shooting incidents last week at a synagogue in Pittsburgh and a Kroger's in Louisville were "hate crimes" and the two accused gunmen should face the death penalty.

Getting to yes: How the Senate confirmed Brett Kavanaugh

Just minutes had passed after the conclusion of the historic and emotionally-fraught congressional hearing where Christine Blasey Ford accused Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her three decades ago, and the four senators who would decide the fate of arguably the most contentious Supreme Court nominee in history quietly gathered in an ornate third-floor Capitol office.

Trump praises Collins for support of Kavanaugh

President Donald Trump praised Sen. Susan Collins for her support of now-confirmed Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, calling the Maine Republican "incredible" for her speech on the Senate floor just one day earlier.

What Kavanaugh's confirmation would mean

Thursday was a very good day for Brett Kavanaugh -- maybe his best day since being chosen as Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee back in July. Friday was even better, as his confirmation to the court appeared to be sealed with three key senators deciding he's worthy of being confirmed.

Could Susan Rice challenge Susan Collins in 2020?

Susan Rice, who was President Barack Obama's national security adviser, caused a stir Friday afternoon when she tweeted "Me" when another former Obama official asked who could challenge Sen. Susan Collins in 2020.

2 key undecided senators say Kavanaugh FBI investigation 'very thorough'

Two key Republican senators who have been undecided on whether to vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh described the FBI's findings of an investigation into President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee as a thorough report, contrasting with Democrats' objections that the inquiry was rushed and incomplete.