Collins: Trump needs to realize his 'words really matter'

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine.) said Sunday that President Trump needs to understand that his words matter.During an interview on CNN's "State of the Union," Collins was asked whether she shared the concerns of Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), who…

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Oct 7

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Oct 7

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Oct 6

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The Senate confirmed Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court on Saturday, giving President Trump a significant win a month before a crucial midterm election.Senators voted 50-48 to confirm Kavanaugh, ending a deeply bitter and rancorous fight…

Oct 6

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Oct 2

Ben Wittes: 'I would not vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh'

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Sep 25

Kavanaugh’s fate rests with Sen. Collins

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Sep 25

Kavanaugh’s wife: Sexual misconduct accusations ‘not consistent with Brett’

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Sep 14

Students march outside Collins Maine office to protest Kavanaugh confirmation

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Aug 16

CNN poll: Kavanaugh has lowest public support of Supreme Court nominee since Bork

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Aug 15

Progressives fume as Dems meet with Brett Kavanaugh

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Aug 13

Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh called Scalia a 'hero' and 'role model': report

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Jul 10

Trump taps Brett Kavanaugh to succeed Kennedy on Supreme Court

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Jul 5

Matt Schlapp: With Brett Kavanaugh, America will have a bold, brilliant Supreme Court justice


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Apr 11

Republican Sen. Collins considering run for Maine governor in 2018

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Aug 9

Susan Collins: I can’t support Trump for president


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Apr 8

Graham to meet with Supreme Court nominee


Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) will sit down with President Obama's Supreme Court pick even though he believes the seat should remain vacant until next year.Kevin Bishop, Graham's spokesman, confirmed that the South Carolina Republican will…

Apr 6

Portman to meet Supreme Court nominee


Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) will sit down with President Obama's Supreme Court pick next week, though he hasn't changed his position on leaving the seat vacant until 2017.Kevin Smith, Portman's spokesman, confirmed the Ohio Republican, who…

Mar 18

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