Both the Maine People's Alliance and Mainers for Accountable Leadership joined forces and set up a crowdfunding site that has raised over $1 million. But amidst the attention it was receiving were signs that its efforts could be backfiring. And Collins issued a sharply worded response through a spokeswoman that called it an attempt at extortion. Although the Maine Senator has a very conservative voting record, she occasionally breaks ranks with her party-for example, Collins voted again impeaching Bill Clinton during his Senate trial in early 1999 and helped sink the American Health Care Act previous year. He said senators have "more than enough information" to consider Kavanaugh's nomination.
"I always wait until after the hearings are complete before making a decision, and I'll do so in this case as well", she said.
"I think they're playing a game to avoid the literal application of the bribery statute, " he said.
They "have structured the campaign in a way that the action they will do if she does what she wants is that they will refund the money but that seems to be a fictional distinction", Noti says.
"As I began, there is no second chance on this, and given the stakes as well as what we do know of his record, I have no choice but to vote no", he said. That can't happen. The organizers of the Kavanaugh opposition should denounce those tactics and make sure that the people they work with understand that threatening violence is a crime.
But the debate has been over for a while when it comes to the money spent on politics: According to the Supreme Court, it's free speech.
The two activist groups did not respond to a request for comment. Activists opposed to Kavanaugh have attempted to pressure her to vote against his confirmation or face repercussions when she is up for reelection in 2020. "We will get you out of office". It also would have little impact on Kavanaugh's confirmation unless two holdout Republicans - including Maine U.S. Sen.
Collins has a reputation as a centrist though she is a mostly reliable Republican voter.
The 28 new "committee confidential" documents from Booker are from Kavanaugh's time in the White House counsel's office during the George W. Bush administration and show his involvement in judicial nominations, including for some of the more controversial judges of the era. With him there would be a five-judge majority to overturn Roe v. Wade, either directly or by gutting the historic ruling.
Bears Collapse In 24-23 Loss To Packers
The struggles and lack of cohesion shared by the starting group was obvious through the first half prior to Rodgers' injury. Rodgers emerged from the tent and was carted from the sideline to the locker room while holding his knee.
Nagy and Vic Fangio deserve credit for calling a masterful first half that put the Packers all the way back against the wall. Aaron Rodgers' girlfriend, Danica Patrick , took in her first regular season Green Bay Packers game on Sunday night.
Papadopoulos became the second person to be sentenced to prison in a prosecution brought by special counsel Robert Mueller . Breen argued that those comments influenced Papadopoulos's decision to lie to the Federal Bureau of Investigation .
Instead of using the button to unlock your phone, the new models come with Apple's FaceID facial-recognition technology. Apple has announced two new iPhones during an event on its Californian campus, including its largest ever handset.
Still, the Swedish election underscored a broader shift to the right in one of Europe's most socially progressive nations. While this performance was much better than predicted in pre-election polls, it is the party's poorest result since 1908.
During his speech, Obama highlighted the seven Democratic candidates now running in the region and in highly contested counties. Obama's speech marked his return to the campaign trail in an effort to rally Democrats ahead of November's midterm elections.
A high surf warning remains in effect for east-facing shores of all islands, CBS Honolulu affiliate KGMB reports . As of 11 a.m., the storm was located 330 miles north-northeast of Hilo and 375 miles east-northeast of Honolulu.
Spain got crashed out of the World Cup after being defeated in penalties against hosts Russian Federation . Fernando Hierro was in temporary charge of 2010 World champions Spain in Russian Federation .
Mac started: "I just wanna go on tour", which was quickly liked more than 33,000 times and retweeted to thousands. Mac Miller openly struggled with substance abuse, which he documented throughout his mixtapes and albums.
Thousands of people will gather in New York City , Washington, DC and Shanksville , Pennsylvania. "Let's not trivialize them". Bush grabbed a bullhorn to speak to workers in the rubble of the destroyed World Trade Center.
Trump said the federal government was "absolutely, totally prepared" for Florence . "I want to get them as far away as possible". The Category 4 storm is likely to produce "catastrophic" flooding in the eastern Carolinas, as well as destructive winds.
Florence Strengthens To Become A Hurricane
Across the Southeast, people were urged to put together emergency supply kits, prepare their homes and research evacuation routes. Meanwhile, the two other tropical storms in the Atlantic - Florence and Helen - are expected to become hurricanes today.
Pittsburgh Steelers: 3 Standouts from Week 1 vs. Browns
The Steelers took over at their 17, but punted from their 28 after Larry Ogunjobi sacked Roethlisberger for a 10-yard loss. The fourth quarter touchdowns from the Browns came from a Carlos Hyde run and a Tyrod Taylor pass to Josh Gordon .
Playoff loss a thorn, but No. 1 ranking is Justin's Rose
Though Rose was runner-up at the FedEx Cup playoff event at Aronimink, he didn't come up short in the world ranking. Bob Harig reacts to Jordan Spieth missing the Tour Championship for the first time in his professional career.
PATRIOTS NOTEBOOK: Its time for Tom vs. the Texans
We saw it with Reggie Wayne and Tedy Bruschi and Eric Decker this year, who they were going to release before he retired. They want to talk about a lot of drama and I'm sure teams have a lot of things like that.
Ex-Trump campaign adviser sentenced to 14 days in prison
He was the first ex-Trump aide arrested in the probe into an alleged Kremlin plot to sway the 2016 United States vote. He also gave Papadopoulos a year of supervision, 200 hours of community service, and fined him $9,500 (Rs 6,85,000).