The RedState brain trust has come up with some stunningly dumb ideas for activism over the years, including the brilliant notion to send bags of salt to Republican Senator Olympia Snowe of Maine (during winter! thanks, dudes!) to protest something or other. Then there was that time they proposed “Operation Leper” to punish any conservative [Read more...]
"Why haven't we ever had a woman president?" When my eight-year-old daughter posed this seemingly simple question to me, I--despite my many years of writing about gender issues and running a women's non-profit organization--found it somewhat difficult to answer. Show More Summary
(Paul Mirengoff) Back when the Democrats were in the process of pushing Obamacare through Congress without the support of a single Republican (not even Olympia Snowe or Susan Collins), I made what seemed like an obvious point: once Obamacare...Show More Summary
OLYMPIA, Washington (Reuters) - A hiker stranded for days in waist-deep snow in central Washington state was found in good condition, while the search for another missing hiker in the area has been suspended, authorities said on Sun...
The former Maine senator sees no reason to try to unseat a well-liked conservative. [Snowe] said the decision by Cheney to take on the genial third-term senator is “unfortunate,” given that Enzi travels home often and reflects his constituents’ conservative beliefs while also working “to do the right thing for the right reasons” legislatively. “There [...]
The Obama administration will delay implementation of the Affordable Care Act’s employer responsibility requirement, Bloomberg reports. Under the provision, which was partly crafted by former Republican Senator Olympia Snowe (ME), large...Show More Summary
Rich, Senator Dole lost me at the first person. Olympia Snowe has announced her agreement. It clearly moved Lincoln Chafee to action. Has anyone called Christie Todd Whitman yet?
(USA Today): "Rep. Bachmann won't seek reelection" (Reuters): "Olympia Snowe: Bob Dole is right about GOP" (Politico): "Joe Miller files papers for Senate" (Las Vegas News): "Harry Reid says abuse of filibuster must end" (New York Times): "Anti-West hard-liner gains in Iranian race"
Republican former Senators Bob Dole and Olympia Snowe say their party is garbage. (I'm paraphrasing, but only slightly.) Ha ha thanks. We know.
We talked earlier about former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole (R-Kan.) and his recent criticisms of his Republican Party. On MSNBC this morning, former Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) was asked whether she agrees with Dole's concerns.
Tuesday’s “The Daily Rundown” line-up with guest host Kristen Welker: White House Communications Director Jennifer Palmieri… Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter… former Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME) on what’s wrong with the Senate… lates ...
There’s a powerful demand out there for the juicy personal-life stories of powerful women — the finding-my-voice stuff, the crying-in-the-bathroom memories, the overcoming-sexism journeys. So you have to admire Olympia Snowe for resisting that lucrative trend. The former Republican senator … Continue reading ?
President Barack Obama believed that opposition to Obamacare would actually fade after the 2010 election. Former Senator Olympia Snowe (R-ME), the moderate Republican who retired when her term ended at the beginning of this year, said on Monday Obama felt Obamacare would "lessen" after the midterm elections. Show More Summary
• Former Senator Olympia Snowe (R-ME) talks to Alan about her new book Fighting for Common Ground.
Republican Olympia Snowe of Maine railed against obstructionist politics and partisanship in the Senate. Now she's continuing to work for civility and compromise from outside the Senate.
Sen. Angus King (I-ME) "has passed the 100-day mark in the Senate, but he's still waiting for an office," the Portland Press Herald reports. "Currently he's working in a bunker-like office down the hall from former Sen. Olympia Snowe's large office suite." "King says he originally questioned why he had to wait. Show More Summary
OLYMPIA, Washington (Reuters) - A school in perpetually wet Washington state is taking a novel twist on the classical snow day, welcoming in the warm air and blue skies of spring on Friday with a rare break from classes it is dubbing a "sun day."
The only Republican in Congress to support Obamacare was Olympia Snowe and even she eventually voted to repeal it. The American didn’t want it either. But, the Democrats told America it was the greatest legislative achievement in history. Show More Summary
Today, Dave Weigel reads Olympia Snowe's upcoming memoir so we don't have to. In particular, he highlights just how hard President Obama worked to win her support for Obamacare: As woe-is-the-Republic texts by retired moderates go, it's...Show More Summary
Olympia Snowe, a three-term Republican Senator from Maine who did not seek re-election last year, now says her views on same-sex marriage have evolved. While the age-old saying, “It’s better late than never” comes to mind, don’t you find yourself wanting to scream, “Woman, why couldn’t you have realized this when you still had power?” Still, [...]