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Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, speaks with reporters as she arrives for the Senate Republicans' policy lunch in the Capitol on Jan. 14, 2014.

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Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, speaks with reporters as she arrives for the Senate Republicans' policy lunch in the Capitol on Jan. 14, 2014.

Collins Averts Party Primary in Maine

The list of Republican senators facing primary challenges won’t include Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, even though she probably bucks the party line more than any other senator in her party. No Republican filed to oppose Collins in the June...

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A Choice Career Fairs job fair in Arlington, Virginia.

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A Choice Career Fairs job fair in Arlington, Virginia.

Six Republicans Help Advance Unemployment Benefits in Senate

Updated at 10:25, 11:11, 111:20 am and 1:45 pm EST Five votes. That’s what the Democrats in the Senate said they needed from Republicans this morning for a delayed vote on the extension of unemployment benefits for more than 1...

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The US Capitol on October 13, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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The US Capitol on October 13, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Shutdown Journal: Day 14

Updated at 8:02 am through 6:42  pm EDT Senate leaders appeared to be getting somewhere today, on the 14th day of a partial government shut-down, with three days left until the nation’s debt-limit is reached. Tomorrow is another… “I’m very...

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Chairman Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., and Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, arrive for the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee markup hearing on June 29, 2011.

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Chairman Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., and Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, arrive for the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee markup hearing on June 29, 2011.

The Republican 14 — How Vulnerable Are They?

As noted by colleague Jonathan Salant, 14 is the number of the moment in Republican circles — the number of party senators who broke with their caucus’s 32 other members to vote for the overhaul of immigration policy the chamber passed yesterday. In these hyper-partisan times,...

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Senators Susan Collins and Joe Lieberman hold a press conference on Capitol Hill.

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Senators Susan Collins and Joe Lieberman hold a press conference on Capitol Hill.

Maine’s Susan Collins Hones Formula for Political Survival

Sen. Susan Collins of Maine is part of an endangered species: A New England Republican serving in Congress. There’s just two of them among the 33 Senate and House members representing the region’s six states — Collins and Sen. Kelly Ayotte...

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Ashley Judd, center, attends the final day of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 6, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Ashley Judd, center, attends the final day of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 6, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

2014 Senate Primer: Why Democrats Have to Worry

Democrats have been here before — confronting a numbers game that undercuts their bid to keep a Senate majority. They confounded such odds in 2012, but by necessity their sigh of relief was brief. The Democrats face a similar scenario in the 2014 midterms, and later...

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In a private Senator's Only room in the Capitol, Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), center, is surrounded by her fellow women Senators, Senators Lisa Murkowski (I-AK), Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX), Susan Collins (R-ME), and Claire McCaskill (D-MS), in celebration of her record years of service as the longest serving female lawmaker in Congress, on March 20, 2012.

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In a private Senator's Only room in the Capitol, Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), center, is surrounded by her fellow women Senators, Senators Lisa Murkowski (I-AK), Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX), Susan Collins (R-ME), and Claire McCaskill (D-MS), in celebration of her record years of service as the longest serving female lawmaker in Congress, on March 20, 2012.

Women Would Have Fixed It By Now — Senate’s Female Class of ’12 Says

If the women of the House were in charge, this cliff business would be taken care of already. That’s the message from the women of the Senate — with a record-setting 20 ready to take office in January — who...

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U.S. Senate Michael Bennet claims victory in the midterm elections in Denver's City Park on Nov. 3, 2010 in Denver.

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U.S. Senate Michael Bennet claims victory in the midterm elections in Denver's City Park on Nov. 3, 2010 in Denver.

What Colorado’s Bennet Faces as Senate Democratic Campaign Head

Here’s one word that doesn’t describe Michael Bennet’s new job as chairman of the Senate Democrats’ campaign organization: Easy. Bennet, a Colorado Democrat announced today as the chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, is taking over an organization that...

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U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice, leaves the Capitol after meeting with members of the senate on Nov. 28, 2012 in Washington.

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U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice, leaves the Capitol after meeting with members of the senate on Nov. 28, 2012 in Washington.

Rice Remains in Question: Collins ‘Very Troubled’ After Meeting

U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice was still on Capitol Hill today, still explaining her statements about the Sept. 11 Benghazi attack, and still not allaying Republican lawmakers’ doubts. Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine said she was “very troubled” after an...

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