Lisa Murkowski

Letter: Kavanaugh nomination threatens Alaskans’ rights

With the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, Alaskans' civil rights are in the crosshairs of activist right-wing judges. If Kavanaugh is confirmed, it …

Rights & Freedoms

Murkowski: Weeks to go before she states position on nominee

Don't expect U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski to weigh in on President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee anytime soon.<p>The Alaska Republican told a chamber …

Republicans

USA Today: NRA Ad Campaign Pumps Kavanaugh for SCOTUS

The National Rifle Association is funding a seven-figure ad campaign to urge the confirmation Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh — particularly in …

Conservative View

Health care for millions of people at risk if Republicans win in November

Reason number one and number 100,001 we need Democrats to take back Congress this fall: If Republicans win, they’re likely to make another push to …

Health Care

Groups seek to influence Murkowski on Kavanaugh vote

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - The political arm of the National Rifle Association says it’s running a TV ad in Alaska urging Sen. Lisa Murkowski to confirm …

Donald Trump

Obamacare Repeal Will Definitely Return if Republicans Hold Congress

Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski. Chip Somodevilla/Getty ImagesCoverage of the 2018 midterm elections has been so focused on the question of which party …

Republicans

Collins and Murkowski Show No Signs of Bucking the GOP on Kavanaugh Confirmation

With Rand Paul onboard the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation train, Democratic hopes for Senate Republican defections now depend on occasional party …

Health Care

Schumer’s Document Gambit Isn’t Working

Chuck Schumer has been demanding documents from Brett Kavanaugh’s time as White House staff secretary. Ed Whelan, Boyden Gray, and Yuval Levin have …

Conservative View

Manchin Meets With SCOTUS Nominee Kavanaugh

Judge Brett Kavanaugh met with a Democratic senator Monday as lawmakers work on deciding whether to vote for him onto the Supreme Court.<p>One day after …

Rand Paul

Rand Paul to support Kavanaugh nomination despite privacy concerns

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., announced Monday that he will support Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court despite concerns about his views …

Rand Paul

Sen. Rand Paul to support Judge Brett Kavanaugh for Supreme Court

President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee got a major boost Monday with Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky announcing he will vote to confirm Judge Brett M. …

Rand Paul

An oral history of John McCain’s thumbs-down vote on repealing the ACA

In the early hours of July 28, 2017, one year ago Saturday, Sen. John McCain slowly walked onto the floor of the Senate. The chamber was tense; two other Republican senators, Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins, had already announced they would vote against the GOP's "skinny repeal" bill — a measure …

Politics

Campaign To Pressure Collins And Murkowski On Kavanaugh Struggles For Traction In Home States

6:23 PM 07/29/2018<p>Interest group efforts to pressure two Republican lawmakers to oppose Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the U.S. Supreme …

Conservative View

U.S. Congressmen seek emergency aid for fishermen caught in trade war with China

Democrats in the U.S. House are urging President Trump to give fisherman caught in the trade war with China the same benefits announced Tuesday for …

The Arctic

Senators Catherine Cortez Masto and Lisa Murkowski Introduce Bill to Combat Human Trafficking of Native Americans and Alaska Natives

Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), who has long worked on behalf of sex trafficking survivors, has just introduced a new bill with Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) that would establish an advisory committee to combat human trafficking of Native Americans and Alaskan Natives. The End …

Native Americans

Letter: Murkowski should vote against Kavanaugh

It is imperative that we have an independent judiciary.<br>President Donald Trump has hand-picked Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court to do his …

Donald Trump

Fight brews as Trump favors big oil in Alaska

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) supports President Trump's plan to bring oil drilling to Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, but not all Alaskans agree. CNN's Bill Weir reports.

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Tell these Senators to vote "no" on Supreme Court nomination

If Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed, we’ll no longer be able to rely on the federal judiciary to protect the rights of the most vulnerable people in our …

Doug Jones

Civil rights groups target Kavanaugh nomination in moderate Republicans' states

Two civil rights groups looking to pressure moderate Republicans to oppose the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, have taken out …

Civil Rights

George Soros: Obama was 'my greatest disappointment'

Former President Barack Obama was “actually my greatest disappointment,” liberal megadonor George Soros said in an interview published by The New …

George Soros

Letter: Stop Kavanaugh

Sens. Dan Sullivan and Lisa Murkowski should vote against Brett Kavanaugh for Supreme Court.Mr. Kavanaugh has shown himself to be a judge who will …

Donald Trump

A new House bill would bar companies from using nondisclosure agreements to hide harassment

The bill has bipartisan support (!), but it probably won’t go far anyway.<p>Republicans and Democrats agree on few things these days. But some members of Congress on both sides of the aisle seem to agree on this: Businesses should not be able to hide claims of sexual harassment against themfrom the …

Sexual Harassment

Heritage Action to spend bulk of $11.5 million budget on confirming Kavanaugh

The Heritage Foundation's activist partners will spend the bulk of it's $11.5 million budget for the year on getting Judge Brett Kavanaugh confirmed …

Politics

Brett Kavanaugh confirmation tracker: where every senator stands on Trump’s Supreme Court nominee

The Democrats have an uphill battle.<p>The odds are in favor of the US Senate confirming Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.<p>Most Republicans senators have quickly lined up behind Kavanaugh, who would surely swing the Court’s ideology to the right. They have either endorsed him outright or heaped …

Politics

Lisa Murkowski says she needs more information on Supreme Court nominee

<b>(CNN) —</b> Sen. Lisa Murkowski, one of the most watched Republicans in the Trump administration's fight to confirm Brett Kavanaugh as a Supreme Court justice, told CNN Tuesday that her vetting of the nominee will take weeks, not days, and says all senators need to do their "due diligence" before …

Politics

Lisa Murkowski is ‘annoyed’ with prejudging of Trump’s Supreme Court pick

WASHINGTON — Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski said she is a little annoyed with those pledging to vote "no" on President Donald Trump's nominee to the …

George W. Bush

Most Democrats Think They Can't Block Kavanaugh

Playbook: “Most Democrats privately agree with the premise that they are playing a weak hand, and don’t have much of a chance to stop Kavanaugh. …

Politics

Collins, Murkowski signal comfort with Kavanaugh

President Donald Trump could have done a lot worse than Brett Kavanaugh, according to Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins.<p>The centrist GOP senators offered few hints on Tuesday about how they will vote on Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court. But it’s clear that Trump could have made …

Politics

Collins to 'carefully' scrutinize Supreme Court nominee

Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine said she's going to conduct a "careful, thorough vetting" of President Donald Trump's Supreme Court …

U.S. Supreme Court

Will Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski support Trump’s Supreme Court nominee? Here’s what history tells us.

By Michele L. Swers<p><i>[It took conservatives 50 years to get a reliable majority on the Supreme Court. Here are 3 reasons.]</i><p>How will Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski vote? The two U.S. senators, from Maine and Alaska, respectively, are the swing votes — moderate Republicans, women, and pro-choice — who …

Politics