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  • GOP senators break with Trump over transgender troop ban

    07/26/2017 10:39:55 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 145 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/26/2017 | John Bowden
    Multiple Republican senators broke with President Trump on Wednesday after he announced on Twitter than transgender troops would be banned from serving in the military. In separate statements, GOP Sens. John McCain (Ariz.), Joni Ernst (Iowa), Richard Shelby (Ala.), and Orrin Hatch (Utah) all criticized Trump for his decision that Obama-era rules allowing transgender troops to serve would be reversed. McCain, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, ripped the call and said that Trump shouldn't be making policy announcements via tweet. “The President’s tweet this morning regarding transgender Americans in the military is yet another example of why major...
  • John McCain is no one's hero anymore

    07/26/2017 6:09:08 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 44 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 25, 2017 | Mark Morford
    It was, as one Twitter pundit put it, a very good day for cancer. It was a good day for death, a good day for shameless cruelty, for the worst tendencies of the human animal; it's a good day to have that sickening, sour feeling in your stomach turn to abject disgust at your fellow man – Republicans very much in particular – as the Senate GOP, with coward John McCain’s help, shoved through a motion that will allow them to continue to destroy lives, take away the health care of millions and leave countless thousands to die.
  • McCain gets standing ovation in return to Senate, says they're not 'president's subordinates'

    07/25/2017 1:24:15 PM PDT · by maggief · 155 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 25, 2017 | MEGHAN KENEALLY
    EXCERPT He stressed the importance of the Senate, issuing what appeared to be a warning to President Donald Trump. "We are not the president's subordinates. We are his equal," McCain said of the legislative branch. McCain also spoke at length about the at-times acrimonious relations within the Senate and urged his colleagues to work across the aisle. "Our deliberations can still be important and useful, but I think we can all agree that they haven't been overburdened by greatness lately," he said. "Stop listening to the bombastic loudmouths on the radio and television and the internet. To hell with them!"...
  • McCain returning to Senate in time for health vote

    07/24/2017 6:26:32 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 63 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 24, 2017 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) will return to the Senate on Tuesday after being diagnosed with brain cancer, giving the GOP push to repeal and replace ObamaCare a boost of momentum. “Senator McCain looks forward to returning to the United States Senate tomorrow to continue working on important legislation, including health care reform, the National Defense Authorization Act, and new sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea," McCain's office said on Monday evening. McCain was absent last week after having a blood clot removed from above his left eye, and it was unclear earlier Monday if he would return for...
  • Cops Worry Phoenix PD Sanctuary Policy Change Will Lead to Explosion of Violence

    07/23/2017 10:11:08 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Jul 2017 | Robert Arce
    PHOENIX, Arizona — There is concern among Phoenix police officers that proposed changes by the city’s police department to restrict officers from contacting immigration authorities will lead to an explosion in gang violence similar to the one that gripped the city in the 80’s and 90’s. In recent weeks, Phoenix officials have been discussing changing the city’s Police Operation Orders with a revision that would not allow officers to contact U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) during traffic stops or investigations, Breitbart Texas reported. Before an officer can contact ICE, they “must first contact the Violent Crimes Bureau (VCB) desk...
  • Down but not out: McCain sends out blistering statement accusing the Trump administration [more]

    07/20/2017 2:20:07 PM PDT · by McGruff · 182 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 20 July 2017 | Geoff Earle
    Arizona Sen. John McCain, a Russia hawk and occasional Donald Trump critic, blasted a report on the administration's new Syria posture just hours after revealing he had a cancerous brain tumor. McCain's statement faulted the administration for reportedly ending a covert program begun during the Obama administration to provide arms to Syrian rebels battling President Bashar al-Assad. 'If these reports are true, the administration is playing right into the hands of Vladimir Putin,' the Armed Services Committee chairman said in a statement.
  • AZ Senate Candidate: McCain Should ‘Step Away as Quickly as Possible’ (Kelli Ward wants job now!)

    07/21/2017 5:43:25 PM PDT · by Az Joe · 109 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 7/21/17 | Paul Crookston
    (Not in this article--"Kelli Ward says McCain should quit so she can take over on an Indiana radio station today.") The last Republican to run against Sen. John McCain (R., Ariz.) called on him to step down "as quickly as possible" following his Wednesday cancer diagnosis.
  • 'I'll be back': Cancer-stricken John McCain tells his closest friend in the Senate ..

    07/20/2017 8:57:05 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 111 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | July 20, 2017 | Francesca Chambers
    McCain tells his closest friend in the Senate that he won't give up as politics prays for war hero after devastating diagnosis John McCain announced he'd been diagnosed with cancer on Wednesday night The 80-year-old Arizona Senator is recovering in Arizona with his family He had gone in to hospital to have a blood clot removed from his eye last week The procedure set back the Senate vote on the Republicans' now scrapped healthcare bill Doctors realized his condition was more serious after the procedure last week President Trump shared his well wishes for the 80-year-old after news of his...
  • What happens if McCain can't go back to work in the Senate?

    07/19/2017 8:04:08 PM PDT · by Nateman · 130 replies
    12 news Phoenix ^ | 7/19/2017 | 12news
    Sen. John McCain's office announced Wednesday he has a cancerous brain tumor. McCain's office is optimistic of his return to his duties, saying "Further consultations with Senator McCain's Mayo Clinic care team will indicate when he will return to the United States Senate." The tumor, a glioblastoma, is a highly malignant, aggressive, cancerous tumor, according to the American Brain Tumor Association. McCain is 80 years old. He is getting treatment, including chemotherapy and radiation, at the Mayo Clinic. The Seventeenth Amendment established the rules of appointing vacancies in the Senate. In Arizona, if a senator dies, resigns or is expelled,...
  • Graham: McCain 'dying to get back'

    07/19/2017 7:05:19 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/18/2017 | Rebecca Savransky
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) wants to get back to Washington and is acting like his old self again after surgery. "He sounded like a different person. He clearly was a hurting guy," Graham told CNN. "I think they relieved the pressure, and he sounded like the old John McCain, dying to get back and talking about driving across the country. I said, 'No.' "
  • Sen. John McCain diagnosed with malignant brain tumor

    07/19/2017 6:15:08 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 218 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | July 19, 2017 | Joe Ferguson
    U.S. Sen. John McCain revealed Wednesday evening that he has a brain tumor. The announcement follows a procedure to remove a blood clot from above his left eye at the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix last Friday, where a pathology report revealed the glioblastoma, a malignant brain tumor. Treatment options may include a combination of chemotherapy and radiation.
  • BREAKING NEWS: John McCain diagnosed with very aggressive brain cancer after pathology test results

    07/19/2017 5:07:46 PM PDT · by springwater13 · 644 replies
    Chad Pergram‏Verified account @ChadPergram 45s46 seconds ago Mayo clinic on McCain says his procedure "revealed that a primary brain tumor known as a glioblastoma was associated with the blood clot." #BREAKING McCain has a brain tumor. Will continue to be out for a while. Reviewing treatment options. Could include chemotherapy
  • Jeff Flake tweets support to Muslim candidate under attack on Facebook

    07/19/2017 12:13:10 PM PDT · by Towed_Jumper · 39 replies
    12News (Arizona) - A Tegna Company ^ | July 19, 2017 | Brahm Resnik
    A Muslim candidate for the U.S. Senate in Arizona is being bombarded on her Facebook page by hateful attacks on her faith. Now Democrat Deedra Abboud is getting support from what might seem to be an unlikely place: Republican Sen. Jeff Flake, the man whose job she wants. Abboud, an attorney and activist, is believed to be the first Muslim statewide candidate in Arizona history.
  • White House Meeting With Primary Challengers of GOP Sen. Jeff Flake

    07/18/2017 7:48:01 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 86 replies ^ | July 17, 2017
    The White House has been meeting with prospective opponents of Sen. Jeff Flake (R., Ariz.) in an apparent effort to put pressure on the senator, who has been a vocal critic of President Donald Trump. Flake refused to endorse Trump during the presidential campaign and said he could not attend the GOP convention because he had to "mow his lawn." Now, the Trump administration has had meetings with at least three prospective candidates to run against Flake in the Republican primary, Politico reports. Flake is up for reelection in 2018 and is considered quite vulnerable. Politico reports that Trump has...
  • John McCain's...blood clot could have caused him to act so bizarrely in the Comey hearing

    07/18/2017 5:08:54 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 54 replies
    Full Headline: Explained: John McCain's skull surgery - and why his blood clot could have caused him to act so bizarrely in the Comey hearing Though the surgery itself was not considered to be too intrusive, McCain's medical history and bouts of melanoma suggests that the clot could be the sign of a much more serious problem. And after the Senator's confused questioning of ex-FBI head James Comey in June, a number of people have expressed concern for McCain's mental health and are wondering if the clot could have been affecting him in that way. Friday's procedure was planned after...
  • Phoenix Delays Sanctuary Policy Amid Mounting Pressure After JW Report

    07/17/2017 2:25:05 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | July 17, 2017
    Days after Judicial Watch exposed a new policy banning Phoenix police from contacting the feds after arresting illegal aliens, alarming pressure on the city council and chief of police has forced officials in Arizona’s largest city to postpone the order. Crafted at a Hispanic advisory committee that promotes open borders, the policy also prohibits officers from asking about suspects’ immigration status. The new policy’s two principle measures violate key provisions of a state law upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court and leave the city vulnerable to costly lawsuits. In the aftermath of Judicial Watch’s story, which included a copy of...
  • McCain's blood clot may be more significant than first thought

    07/17/2017 10:03:25 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 147 replies
    CNN ^ | July 17, 2017 | Debra Goldschmidt
    "It's a significant operation," he said, adding that general anesthesia was used and "there was obviously an abnormality that was concerning enough for him to go through this." Gupta prefers to refer to the clot as an "abnormality" because lab results are still pending and, "it's a pretty significant size of compression on that part of the brain."
  • House approves defense funding Local nonprofit, Fort official react

    07/17/2017 9:06:21 AM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Monique Brand
    SIERRA VISTA — The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which will affect several Arizona military installations including Fort Huachuca. The bill, approved on Friday, includes $103 million that will fund replacing the wings of the A-10 fleet and $17.5 million in upgrades to the EC-130H fleet as well as funding for “critical missions” at Fort Huachuca. Amendments to the NDAA — initially offered by U.S. Rep. Martha McSally, R-Ariz. — plans to extend a National Guard suicide prevention program, improve the U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM) security, address the...
  • At Least 7 Dead, More Missing After Family Is Washed Away in Flash Flooding at Arizona Swimming Hole

    07/16/2017 6:48:55 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 37 replies
    Fourteen family members were near the Cold Springs swimming hole on Saturday afternoon when heavy rains caused flash floods, said Sgt. David Hornung with the Gila County Sheriff’s Department. Four family members were rescued Saturday afternoon, Hornung said. At least two of the dead were children, according to Hornung. Cold Springs is just north of Payson in Gila County, and about 90 miles north of Phoenix. ... A search and rescue mission was underway for the missing family members. The Gila County Sheriff’s Office, Tonto Rim Search and Rescue, Arizona Department of Public Safety Ranger Helicopter, Whispering Pines Fire Department...
  • McCain’s Surgery May Be More Serious Than Thought, Experts Say

    07/16/2017 4:31:09 PM PDT · by John W · 122 replies ^ | July 16, 2017 | Denise Grady and Robert Pear
    The condition for which Senator John McCain had surgery on Friday may be more serious than initial descriptions have implied, and it may delay his return to Washington by at least a week or two, medical experts said on Sunday. “Usually, a blood clot in this area would be a very concerning issue,” said Dr. Nrupen Baxi, an assistant professor of neurosurgery at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City. He added, “The recovery time from a craniotomy is usually a few weeks — at least a week or two.” A statement from the Mayo Clinic Hospital...