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Sen. Collins to oppose Trump judicial nominee over record opposing gay rights – The Washington Post

Sen. Susan Collins said Friday she will oppose one of President Trump’s federal judicial nominees over his record opposing LGBTQ rights. In a statement, the Republican from Maine, who faces reelection next year, voiced concerns regarding Matthew Kacsmaryk’s “alarming bias against LGBTQ Americans and disregard for Supreme Court precedents.” “Mr. …

Conservatives near revolt on Senate health care negotiations – POLITICO

Republicans are increasingly pessimistic that key conservative senators will vote for the eventual bill. Conservative senators and allied outside groups are on the verge of rebellion against the Senate’s Obamacare repeal effort, potentially derailing delicate negotiations to overhaul the nation’s health care system. As Obamacare repeal talks enter crunch time …

Hottest ticket in Washington? It’s for the Pope at Capitol

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Peter Welch’s sister, Maureen, had better intelligence than the five-term Vermont congressman about Pope Francis’ upcoming trip to the United States and his historic address to Congress. “She called before the announcement and said, ‘The pope is coming, can I have your ticket?’” recalled the Democratic …