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Susan Rice says she won't challenge GOP Sen. Collins in 2020

Apr. 11, 2019 7:22 PM EDT

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. Rice told former Obama administration official Alyssa Mastromonaco at the 10th annual Women in the World Summit on Thursday in New York that...

Trump: Not looking to reinstate family separation policy

Apr. 9, 2019 8:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing bipartisan pushback to his immigration shake-up, President Donald Trump said Tuesday he's not looking to revive the much-criticized practice of separating migrant children from their families at the southern border. At the same time, he suggested the policy had worked to deter...

The Latest: Acting DHS deputy secretary forced to resign

Apr. 9, 2019 7:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and immigration (all times local): 7:45 p.m. The acting deputy secretary of Homeland Security has been forced to resign amid a staff shakeup spurred by President Donald Trump's growing frustration over the number of Central American migrants crossing...

Woman charged with sending Sen. Collins threatening letter

Apr. 8, 2019 4:51 PM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A Maine woman appeared in court on Monday to face federal charges of mailing a threatening letter to the home of U.S. Sen. Susan Collins last year. An affidavit filed in U.S. District Court in Bangor said Suzanne Muscara, 37, of Burlington, mailed starch to the Republican senator's...

Out-of-state funding boosts Collins' coffers

Apr. 8, 2019 4:03 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Republican Sen. Susan Collins has out-raised a liberal crowdfunding effort to unseat her, thanks to out-of-state donors, according to campaign finance reports recently filed with the Federal Election Commission. Collins' federal campaign finance reports filed Friday show she's raised...

'He hugs everybody': Women divided over defense of Biden

Apr. 3, 2019 11:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It's simply a "human touch." He's a "warm, affectionate person." ''He hugs everybody." In the days since allegations surfaced of uninvited touching on the part of Joe Biden, several women in politics and beyond have been coming to his defense, vouching for his character and saying it was...

Less debate time for Trump picks after Senate rules change

Apr. 3, 2019 6:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's Senate GOP allies, frustrated by delays in confirming dozens of lower-profile nominees, rammed through a rules change Wednesday that cuts back debate on most of his picks. In a series of procedural votes, the Republicans indefinitely restored rules in place during...

Collins, Feinstein want a Smithsonian Women's History Museum

Mar. 31, 2019 11:29 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Sens. Susan Collins, of Maine, and Dianne Feinstein, of California, want to create a Smithsonian Women's History Museum. They've introduced a bipartisan bill to establish the museum in Washington, D.C. Collins said women have made invaluable contributions to the nation, and that "a...

A look at states in center of 2020 battle for Senate control

Mar. 30, 2019 10:49 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are facing an uphill fight as they try to capture the Senate majority next year. Since Republicans control the Senate 53 to 47, Democrats will need to gain at least three seats next year to take over. The exact number will depend on how many Democratic incumbents lose and...

For '20 Dems, more targets but uphill slog to win Senate

Mar. 30, 2019 8:54 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Teresa Tomlinson is a former mayor of a mid-sized city with no national profile. Yet she hopes she'll be national Democrats' top recruit to run for the Senate from Georgia next year — if one of the party's rising stars, Stacey Abrams, takes a pass. "I feel comfortable I'll be their...