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  • McCain: Trump's meeting with Putin 'should not move forward'

    07/13/2018 10:41:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | July 13, 2018 | Daniella Diaz
    Sen. John McCain praised the Department of Justice's announcement of the indictment of 12 Russian intelligence officers for interfering in the 2016 presidential election, adding President Donald Trump shouldn't meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin unless he holds him accountable. "President Trump must be willing to confront Putin from a position of strength and demonstrate that there will be a serious price to pay for his ongoing aggression towards the United States and democracies around the world," the Arizona senator said in a statement Friday. "If President Trump is not prepared to hold Putin accountable, the summit in Helsinki should...
  • Flake: 'Concern' about what Trump might promise Putin

    07/08/2018 1:20:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | July 8, 2018 | Eli Watkins, CNN
    Republican Sen. Jeff Flake, a frequent critic of President Donald Trump, said he is concerned about what Trump might promise Russian President Vladimir Putin when the two meet this month. "It does concern me," the Arizona senator told CNN's Dana Bash on "State of the Union" Sunday. "I'm glad that the President is talking to Vladimir Putin. I'm glad that he's talking to North Korea as well. But I am concerned, and I know there is concern across Europe, about what might be promised." The two leaders are due to meet on July 16 in Finland, and CNN previously reported...
  • Good Morning: Colonel assures audience ‘man is still the best computer’

    06/20/2018 7:50:31 AM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies
    “Man Still The Best Computer, Colonel Tells S.V. Rotary Club,” -The amazing properties of the new super-digital computer system which STRATCOM has contracted to have installed at Fort Huachuca were outlined by Col. Albert E. Haines, director of computer systems at the Fort, when he spoke to Rotarians here Monday. “The new computer system has the capacity to receive, store, compare, manipulate, and record results of 600 million bits of information,” Col. Haines said. Col. Haines assured those attending that man was the first and still is the greatest data processor. June 19, 1968 “At Long Last In Sight-Community Swimming...
  • SO YOU DON'T LIKE TRUMP, EH?

    02/20/2016 12:39:01 PM PST · by SatinDoll · 68 replies
    The Market-Ticker ^ | Feb. 20, 2016 | Karl Denninger
    Well then, you must like losing your job to someone in Mexico who will make $3/hour. Union leaders at an air conditioner factory in Indianapolis threatened with losing 1,400 jobs to Mexico said on Tuesday the plants owner expects to pay Mexican workers $3 an hour compared to an average of more than $20 an hour for the U.S. workers. "We have not given up the fight yet," said Chuck Jones, president of the United Steelworkers union local that represents workers at the Carrier Corp plant. "But Carrier has pretty well indicated that the wage differential is too great and...
  • McCain criticizes 'parroting' of North Korean talking points

    06/14/2018 5:58:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    KSWT-TV ^ | June 14, 2018 | Marc Rod, CNN
    Sen. John McCain implicitly criticized President Donald Trump on Thursday for "parroting" North Korean and Chinese rhetoric about US-South Korean joint military exercises following the summit between Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un earlier this week. "Parroting Chinese and North Korean propaganda by saying joint exercises are 'provocative' undermines our security and alliances," the Arizona Republican said in a statement. McCain's statement did not specifically mention Trump in relation to the word "provocative," but Trump had used the words "provocative" and "war games" to describe the joint military exercises at a press conference in Singapore....
  • Co-author of McCain's last book gives insights into the Senator's life

    05/21/2018 7:27:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    WLBT-TV ^ | May 21, 2018 | CNN
    John McCain wanted to give this speech about Senate dysfunction before his brain cancer diagnosis last summer. Then, his longtime aide, speechwriter and friend Mark Salter got a call from McCain with a sudden urgency "’You coming out here? What's the story,’” Salter recalled of his conversation with McCain. “And I said, ‘Yeah, here's what I want to say in the speech.’ And I said, ‘have you gotten the results back.’ You know, he goes, ‘it's not good.’" Salter rushed to Arizona. They finished the speech on the plane back to D.C. "They all stayed in their chairs for his...
  • Congressman Paul Gosar: Have the Army Build the Border Wall

    05/18/2018 6:32:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Phoenix New Times ^ | May 18, 2018 | Joseph Flaherty
    Arizona Congressman Paul Gosar wants a border wall, and he's ready to order the military to do the job. In an amendment filed on Wednesday to a defense spending bill, Gosar proposed authorizing the Secretary of the Army to carry out President Trump's signature campaign promise of a security wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. Gosar's proposal was tucked in the slew of amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act, a massive annual appropriations exercise that determines military spending and policy. The Hill reported Gosar's amendment in a roundup of the most notable of the 554 amendments to the NDAA that...
  • McCain says he regrets picking Palin as running mate

    05/05/2018 6:26:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 300 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 5, 2018 | Morgan Gstalter
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said he regrets choosing former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) to be his running mate during the 2008 presidential campaign. The New York Times reported on Saturday that McCain, while still defending Palin’s performance, said in his upcoming book “The Restless Wave” that he wishes he had instead selected former Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) His advisers reportedly had warned against choosing Lieberman, who was once a Democrat, stating that Lieberman’s support of abortion rights could divide Republicans. “It was sound advice that I could reason for myself,” he writes. “But my gut told me to ignore...
  • John McCain Reportedly Wants Obama at His Funeral But Not Trump

    05/05/2018 4:50:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 198 replies
    Mediaite ^ | May 5, 2018 | Tamar Auber
    The family of Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) does not plan to invite President Donald Trump to the senator’s funeral when the time comes, according to a New York Times report. McCain and Trump have long had a contentious relationship, including Trump slamming McCain and insisting he was not a war hero during his 2016 campaign. “He’s not a war hero,” Trump said back then, referring to the former prisoner of war. “He’s a war hero because he was captured. I like people that weren’t captured.” The relationship did not get better after Trump was elected, particularly after Trump mocked McCain...
  • McCain chides Trump for undermining U.S. values in new memoir

    05/03/2018 4:25:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 99 replies
    The Globe & Mail ^ | May 3, 2018 | Phil Stewart, Reuters
    U.S. Senator John McCain rebukes President Donald Trump in a new memoir, accusing his fellow Republican of failing to uphold U.S. values by showering praise on international “tyrants,” discrediting the media, ignoring human rights and demeaning refugees. “Flattery secures his friendship, criticism his enmity,” wrote McCain in The Restless Wave, which he co-authored with longtime aide Mark Salter. “It is hard to know what to expect from President Trump, what’s a pose, what’s legitimate,” McCain said in the book that is due to be released on May 22. An advance copy was sent to Reuters by publisher Simon & Schuster....
  • Update AZ CD8

    04/20/2018 4:48:20 PM PDT · by LS · 8 replies
    @Garrett_Archer ^ | 4/20/2018 | LS
    Based on turnout, Archer thinks we are at 67% of the total turnout already (!!) R 73k (48% D 42k (21%) Ds would need every single one of the 35,000 Is to vote D for Lesko to lose now.
  • Arizona declines to join 17 other states in census lawsuit

    04/09/2018 5:11:19 AM PDT · by SandRat · 26 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services
    PHOENIX — Arizona's top elected officials, both Republicans, are not going to join the lawsuit filed by Democrat officials in some states challenging the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 census even though it could mean that Arizona won't get its fair share of federal dollars and political representation. Daniel Scarpinato, press aide to Gov. Doug Ducey, said his boss is opposed to more lawsuits. "And he supports having accurate statistical information,'' Scarpinato said. Attorney General Mark Brnovich also has no interest in Arizona becoming one of the 17 states, seven cities and the U.S. Conference of Mayors...
  • Should We Reform the Electoral College?

    02/05/2018 9:04:48 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 67 replies
    Cato Institute ^ | March/April 2013 | Robert A. Levy
    Article II of the Constitution gives states broad authority to decide how their electoral votes are selected and divided among the candidates. In 48 states, the candidate who gets the most votes wins all of the state’s electoral votes. But the Constitution doesn’t require that rule. Maine and Nebraska have implemented district- by-district voting. One electoral vote goes to the winner in each congressional district, and the remaining two electoral votes are awarded to the winner of the statewide popular vote. Assume, however, that a state enacts a law giving all its electoral votes to the presidential candidate who wins...
  • Republican senator caught on live mic saying GOP was 'toast' ......

    11/18/2017 7:35:01 AM PST · by entropy12 · 59 replies
    yahoo ^ | 11-18-17 | MARK OSBORNE
    Good Morning America Republican senator caught on live mic saying GOP was 'toast' under leadership of Roy Moore, Donald Trump Good Morning America MARK OSBORNE,Good Morning America 4 hours ago Reactions Sign in to like Reblog on Tumblr Share Tweet Email Republican senator caught on live mic saying GOP was 'toast' under leadership of Roy Moore, Donald Trump (ABC News) Sen. Jeff Flake, a frequent sparring partner of President Donald Trump, continues to make enemies in his own party after calling the GOP "toast" while unaware he was still on a live mic. Flake, R-Ariz., was at a tax reform...
  • Republican senator caught on live mic saying GOP was 'toast' under leadership of Moore, Trump

    11/18/2017 12:19:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | Mark Osborne, ABC News
    Sen. Jeff Flake, a frequent sparring partner of President Donald Trump, continues to make enemies in his own party after calling the GOP "toast" while unaware he was still on a live mic. Flake, R-Ariz., was at a tax reform event in Mesa, Arizona on Friday night when he was caught bashing the president in a conversation with friend, Mesa Mayor John Giles.... "If we become the party of Roy Moore and Donald Trump, we are toast," Flake was caught saying by ABC affiliate KNXV.
  • McSally Eyeing GOP Senate Battle

    10/27/2017 5:41:48 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 26 replies
    US News ^ | Oct. 26, 2017 | David Catanese
    Rep. Martha McSally appears poised to challenge Kelli Ward in what would be a vicious primary fight for Jeff Flake’s Senate seat, but President Donald Trump remains a major wild card. Rep. Martha McSally is taking steps toward launching a challenge to Kelli Ward for Sen. Jeff Flake's seat next year, a move that would set up another scorched-earth primary battle between establishment Republicans and former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon. The second-term congresswoman indicated her interest in the seat during a closed-door meeting Thursday with Arizona's five-member GOP House delegation, and also met Thursday with Sen. John McCain...
  • John McCain is co-sponsoring a new bill to block Trump transgender military ban

    09/15/2017 12:31:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 78 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 15, 2017 | Travis J. Tritten
    Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., has signed on to a new bill to be introduced Friday by Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., and Susan Collins, R-Maine, to block President Trump's order to ban transgender military service, according to two congressional aides. The stand-alone bill, which is also co-sponsored by Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., the top Armed Services Democrat, has the same language as an amendment proposed by Gillibrand and Collins this week for the National Defense Authorization Act that would prohibit the military from barring service based on gender. That amendment never received a floor vote due to a dispute between Republicans...
  • Flake Argues ‘Nobody Ought To Support’ The Wall

    09/03/2017 11:26:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 3, 2017 | Jack Crowe
    Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona disparaged President Donald Trump’s promise to erect a physical border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, arguing “nobody ought to support” the idea. “Obviously all of us believe in border security. It depends what he means by the wall and we still really haven’t seen what he means by the wall,” Flake said on CNN’s State of the Union. “If that’s a metaphor for border security we can support that but if he’s talking about a solitary, brick and mortar two thousand mile edifice on the border, then no, nobody ought to support that.” Immigration has...
  • Sen. Jeff Flake says Trump's border wall plan is 'just a bit, you know, out there'

    08/25/2017 7:33:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Week ^ | August 25, 2017 | Becca Stanek
    In further evidence that tensions are rising between President Trump and Republican Sen. Jeff Flake (Ariz.), Flake just criticized Trump's signature proposal to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. "This notion of a 2,000-mile wall has always been just — for anybody who spends time on the border — just a bit, you know, out there," Flake said in an interview Thursday with ABC15 in Arizona. He offered to show Trump the landscape of the Arizona-Mexico border to prove a wall isn't necessary. Flake's criticism came two days after Trump worked hard to avoid calling the Republican senator out...
  • As Trump heads to Phoenix for rally, fears arise of political upheaval and violence

    08/22/2017 4:05:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | August 22, 2017 | Cathleen Decker, Reporting from Phoenix
    As protesters for and against President Trump awaited under a brutal Arizona sun for his arrival to a rally here, one question surfaced repeatedly: Which President Trump would show up? Would it be the president who on Monday night soberly acknowledged the error of his pledge to pull U.S. troops from Afghanistan and laid out, albeit with few specifics, his preferred path forward in a conflict that has raged for more than a dozen years? Or would it be the far more familiar Trump, the president who has long reveled amid his giant crowds of supporters, whose adoration more often...