PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Republican Sen. Susan Collins's campaign says she has brought in $2 million in the second quarter of 2019.
That's far ahead of the over $1 million Democratic U.S....
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — U.S. Senate candidate Amy McGrath said she would have voted to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court and then just hours later she changed her...
PHOENIX (AP) — An Aug. 19 sentencing hearing has been scheduled for a Chicago man who pleaded guilty to a federal retaliation charge in Phoenix for leaving a threatening voicemail for a U.S....
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Sara Gideon says she brought in more than $1 million in the week since she announced her candidacy.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Democratic speaker of the Maine House of Representatives announced Monday that she is challenging longtime Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, who has found her...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Friday threw out the murder conviction and death sentence for a black man in Mississippi because of a prosecutor's efforts to keep African Americans off the...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A 37-year-old conservative Kentucky law professor who previously served as a clerk for a U.S. Supreme Court justice has been nominated to become a federal judge.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A former congressional staffer was sentenced to four years in prison Wednesday after pleading guilty to illegally posting online the home addresses and telephone numbers of five...
GARDINER, Maine (AP) — Betsy Sweet, a progressive Democrat who ran for governor of Maine last year, has announced her bid to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The daughter of Yale Law School professor and "tiger mom" Amy Chua, who praised Justice Brett Kavanaugh as a mentor to women after his nomination to the Supreme Court, is going...
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge sentenced a New York man to 18 months in prison on Monday for threatening to kill two U.S. senators who supported Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the U.S. Supreme...
ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand says that, as president, she'd seek to write into law the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark ruling that legalized...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Alabama's virtual ban on abortion is the latest and most far-reaching state law seemingly designed to prod the Supreme Court to reconsider a constitutional right it announced 46...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumers can pursue a lawsuit complaining that iPhone apps cost too much, the Supreme Court ruled on Monday, adding to Apple's woes that already include falling iPhone sales and...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Clarence Thomas has been a Supreme Court justice for nearly three decades. It may finally be his moment.
Many Americans know Thomas largely from his bruising 1991...
Lawsuit seeks to block Indiana ban on abortion procedure
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging the state's attempt to ban a second-trimester abortion procedure, a day after the governor...
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A woman charged with sending a threatening letter to the home of Maine U.S. Sen. Susan Collins is facing a detention hearing.
NEW YORK (AP) — Susan Rice, who served as national security adviser under President Barack Obama, won't be challenging Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine in 2020.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A former congressional staffer has pleaded guilty to five federal offenses that stem from illegally posting online the home addresses and telephone numbers of five Republican...
NEW YORK (AP) — When there's a blowout in the normally tight race for cable news supremacy between Sean Hannity and Rachel Maddow, it's best to check the political headlines to learn...
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A member of the "Texas 7" gang of escaped prisoners won a reprieve Thursday night from execution for the fatal shooting of a suburban Dallas police officer after claiming...
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the reprieve for a member of 'Texas 7' gang of escaped prisoners (all times local):
A member of the notorious "Texas 7" gang of escaped...
Justices reject new colleague’s arguments in fraud case
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is rejecting arguments made by Justice Brett Kavanaugh when he was an appeals court judge in a case involving securities fraud.
NEW YORK (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden condemned "a white man's culture" as he lashed out at violence against women and, more specifically, lamented his role in the Supreme Court...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court's conservative majority sounded wary Tuesday of allowing federal judges to determine when electoral maps are too partisan, despite strong evidence that the...
PHOENIX (AP) — A Chicago man pleaded guilty in Phoenix to a federal retaliation charge for leaving a threatening voice mail for a U.S. senator from Arizona during Supreme Court Justice Brett...
PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on a Chicago man accused of threatening a U.S. senator (all times local):
A Chicago man has pleaded guilty to a retaliation charge for leaving a...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's two Supreme Court appointees were on opposite sides of two of three cases that the justices decided Tuesday.
Anti-abortion bill clears Georgia Senate committee
ATLANTA (AP) — Abortion rights activists chanted "shame" as Republicans on a Georgia Senate committee moved Monday to ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected.
ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia Senate committee listened to emotional testimony Thursday over a proposal that would ban most abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected. The committee did not take...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Wednesday confirmed President Donald Trump's nominee to replace Brett Kavanaugh on a high-profile appeals court, despite concerns about her past writings on sexual...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Three conservative Supreme Court justices say barring synagogues, temples, churches and mosques from programs that award money for preservation work is discrimination.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Nielsen company says that 15.8 million people watched President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, testify against him on television before a congressional...
Senate panel endorses Trump nominee Rao for appeals court
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to advance President Donald Trump's nominee to replace Brett Kavanaugh on a high-profile appeals court.
Hawley drills down on Trump nominee despite pushback
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley on Tuesday doubled down on his apprehension about voting for President Donald Trump's nominee to a high-profile appeals court, despite pushback...
Hawley faces pushback for questioning Trump court appointee
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Republican Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley's Monday comment that President Donald Trump's nominee to a high-profile appeals court doesn't have a clear anti-abortion record is...
String of anti-abortion bills proposed in Tennessee
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Tennessee have introduced a wide range of anti-abortion legislation following newly elected Gov. Bill Lee's promise to support any bill reducing the number of abortions throughout the state.
Collins: Kavanaugh’s attackers ‘haven’t even read’ dissent
Critics of Republican Sen. Susan Collins are angry over Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's opinion in an abortion case, saying it's proof that he's not following through on his assurance to respect past Supreme Court decisions on abortion.
Kavanaugh was on the losing side of a 5-4 ruling that blocked a Louisiana law requiring abortion providers to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital.
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Few issues seem as bitterly divisive as abortion. Abortion touches on people's core beliefs about the sanctity of life, morality and freedom, including the right of women to control their own bodies and choose what medical procedures they will receive.
When the issue comes up before a legislative body, other key public policy matters go by the wayside. The public's attention may be consumed by the abortion debate.
Supreme Court blocks Louisiana abortion clinic law
WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Supreme Court stopped Louisiana from enforcing new regulations on abortion clinics in a test of the conservative court's views on abortion rights.
The justices said by a 5-4 vote late Thursday that they will not allow the state to put into effect a law that requires abortion providers to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals.
Chief Justice John Roberts joined the court's four liberals in putting a hold on the law, pending a full review of the case.
Trump judicial nominee backs away from remarks on date rape
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's nominee to replace Brett Kavanaugh on a high-profile appeals court backed away from language she used as a college student in writing about sexual assault, race and equal rights for women.
Ocasio-Cortez to bring Kavanaugh critic to Trump’s SOTU
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's guest for the State of the Union address is a woman who cornered Sen. Jeff Flake on live television to protest his support for Brett Kavanaugh.
Ana Maria Archila, who lives in the star freshman Democrat's New York District, said she will wear white and a pin that the congresswoman gave her that says, "Well-behaved women rarely make history."
Out-of-state money boosts Collins after Supreme Court vote
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Maine Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins had the best fundraising quarter of her career after she delivered a pivotal vote that helped seat Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court, according to documents filed with the Federal Election Commission.
Supreme Court rejects Trump plea to enforce asylum ban
WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Supreme Court won't let the Trump administration begin enforcing a ban on asylum for any immigrants who illegally cross the U.S.-Mexico border.
Chief Justice John Roberts joined his four more liberal colleagues Friday in ruling against the administration in the very case in which President Donald Trump had derided the "Obama judge" who first blocked the asylum policy.
New Justice Brett Kavanaugh and three other conservative justices sided with the administration.
Flush North Carolina Democrats hope to reverse GOP control
MEBANE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's energized and financially flush Democratic Party is casting its get-out-the-vote net this year into areas once ceded to rivals as it strives to wrest the legislature from Republicans and end a long-running battle between lawmakers and the executive branch.
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Kavanaugh in memo pushed graphic sex questions for Clinton
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh suggested that attorneys preparing to question President Bill Clinton in 1998 seek graphic details about the president's sexual relationship with Monica Lewinsky.
The questions are part of a two-page memo in which Kavanaugh advised Independent Counsel Ken Starr and others not to give the president "any break" during upcoming questioning unless he resigned, confessed perjury or issued a public apology to Starr.
Fearful of losing Roe, left pushes Schumer for action
WASHINGTON (AP) — At least once a week, they assemble in Capitol meeting rooms for an hour-long strategy session. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer convenes the gatherings, which regularly include several Democratic senators, a dozen Senate aides and representatives of about 20 liberal organizations.