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, [...]
Former Senator Olympia Snowe (R-ME) says she snow upports marriage equality: "I think obviously this has evolved over time on the whole issue for the whole country and the nations," Snowe, a moderate Republican, told CNN. "We've seen a sea...
Olympia Snowe, who served for eighteen years as a Republican U.S. Senator from Maine, is now coming out for marriage equality: Now out of Senate, Snowe supports same-sex marriage [CNN] Snowe joins her successor, Independent Angus King, on history's right...
(CNN) – Olympia Snowe, who after serving three terms in the U.S. Senate did not seek re-election last year, said in an interview Friday that as public opinion has shifted on same-sex marriage, so have her views. "I think obviously this has evolved over time on the whole issue for the whole country and the [...]
On Tuesday’s PBS NewsHour, anchor Judy Woodruff brought on former Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) to discuss the problem of gridlock in Washington. The conversation started off well, but Woodruff soon made it clear who she believes is more...Show More Summary
Angus King is the junior United States senator for Maine. An independent who caucuses with Senate Democrats for committee purposes, he previously served as the state’s governor from 1995 to 2003, and succeeded Olympia Snowe at the start of this … Continue reading ?
On Friday morning, outgoing Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME) attributed the GOP’s reluctance to reach a balanced deal that could avert the so-called fiscal cliff to Grover Norquist’s pledge, which prevents Republicans from supporting a tax increase. President Obama has called on lawmakers to pass a package that maintains the Bush tax cuts for families earning [...]
Long before there was almost-constant speculation about a first lady somewhere running for political office, Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) was serving the dual roles of first lady and lawmaker. Elected to Congress in 1978, Snowe soon started dating the other member of Maine's House delegation, John "Jock" McKernan Jr. Show More Summary
Back before the election, Angus King — then a candidate for the Maine Senate seat being vacated by Olympia Snowe — explained one of his ideas for dealing with the Bush tax cuts, "We should consider pegging the sunset of these tax cuts to something non-arbitrary, like a certain amount of GDP growth, or a lower level of unemployment." He's right. Show More Summary
(CNN) - Retiring Sen. Olympia Snowe said Americans are "fed up with the posturing in Washington." A moderate Republican from Maine, Snowe shocked the political world in February when she announced that she would not seek a fourth term in the Senate because of its "debilitating partisanship, polarization and the overall dysfunction." – Follow the [...]
Meet the Press : Lindsey Graham, Dianne Feinstein, Mike Rogers, David Cote, Raul Labrador, Tom Friedman, John Podesta, Mike Murphy, Andrea Mitchell Face the Nation : John McCain, Dick Durbin, Olympia Snowe, David Ignatius, Thomas Ricks,...Show More Summary
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Well, She Kinda Pissed Me Off Her days as a sitting senator fast dwindling, Olympia Snowe (R-ME) took to the pages of Friday's Portland Press Herald and whined about the lack of get-alongness in the upper chamber: In the 112th Congress, we're on pace to pass the fewest number of laws since 1947. Show More Summary