Sen. Susan Collins
During the lead-up to a compromise by Senate leadership to end the partial government shutdown, more than a dozen senators came and went from Sen. Susan Collins’ office — the hub for the “Gang of 14″ pressing for a compromise to end the stalemate, reopen government and avert a Treasury default.
Republicans say the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative political groups was “chilling”, and at least one Republican senator called on President Barack Obama to “personally condemn” the actions.
President Barack Obama’s “charm offensive” continues Wednesday night as he hosts Republicans senators at the White House for dinner.
Democrats gave a boost Tuesday to the pillar of President Barack Obama’s plans for reducing gun violence, pushing a bill requiring nearly universal federal background checks for firearms buyers through the Senate Judiciary Committee over solid Republican opposition.
Susan Collins is the latest Republican senator who has doubts about Susan Rice serving as secretary of state.