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  • Fox’s Rosen: Sources Claim Bergdahl’s Taliban Collaboration ‘As Serious As You Can Imagine’

    06/04/2014 11:40:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 91 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 4, 2014 | Brendan Bordelon
    Fox News reporter James Rosen claimed intelligence sources have told him not only that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl willingly collaborated with the Taliban, but that his involvement with the terrorist group may be “as serious as you can imagine.” Rosen spoke with Bill O’Reilly Wednesday night about his ongoing conversations with intelligence and Pentagon officials regarding both old and new investigations into Bergdahl’s likely desertion and possibly treasonous activities. “My reporting has shown that the intelligence community also undertook a separate [from the Army] investigation of Sgt. Bergdahl,” Rosen explained, “both his final period of active duty that culminated in...
  • (Michelle Malkin) Exclusive: The Story You Haven’t Yet Heard About Bowe Bergdahl’s Desertion

    06/04/2014 3:48:58 AM PDT · by xzins · 96 replies
    michellemalkin.com ^ | June 4, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    Five years ago, I publicly raised questions about Bowe Bergdahl’s desertion from Blackfoot Company, 1-501 Infantry (Airborne), 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division. A few weeks after his so-called “capture” in late June 2009, three conflicting accounts surfaced: U.S. officials told the Associated Press Bergdahl had “walked off” the base with three Afghans; the Taliban claimed on its website that “a drunken American soldier had come out of his garrison” and into their arms; and Bergdahl claimed in his Taliban “hostage video” that he had “lagged behind a patrol” before being captured. I asked on my blog: Were...
  • Anger Explodes Over Treatment of Bergdahl’s Release as Veterans, Troops Call Him a Deserter

    06/02/2014 9:55:47 PM PDT · by kristinn · 121 replies
    McClatchy ^ | Monday, June 2, 2014 | Hannah Allam and Jonathan S. Landay
    For all the yellow ribbons strewn across his hometown in Idaho and the gratitude expressed by his parents in an emotional visit to the White House on Saturday, it’s looking increasingly unlikely that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will receive a hero’s welcome when he returns to the United States after nearly five years in Taliban captivity. From military forums across the country, a groundswell of anger is rising over the Obama administration’s silence on perhaps the most controversial question surrounding the deal that freed Bergdahl in exchange for five senior Taliban members: Was he a deserter? So far, the U.S....
  • Rut R’oh….. The Bowe Berghdahl Intelligence Investigation – “Major Classified File”

    06/02/2014 1:50:35 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 33 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 6/2/2014 | Sundance
    James Rosen - A senior official confirms to Fox News that the conduct of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl — both in his final stretch of active duty in Afghanistan and then, too, during his time when he lived among the Taliban — has been thoroughly investigated by the U.S. intelligence community and is the subject of “a major classified file.” In conveying as much, the Defense Department source confirmed to Fox News that many within the intelligence community harbor serious outstanding concerns not only that Bergdahl may have been a deserter but that he may have been an active collaborator with...
  • Thad Cochran’s campaign knew for weeks about blogger videotaping his wife, but didn’t tell cops

    05/24/2014 8:58:06 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 12 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 19, 2014
    The NRSC spent a chunk of the weekend pounding Chris McDaniel’s campaign because some people there knew three weeks ago about Cochran’s wife being secretly videotaped in a nursing home but said nothing until the story finally broke on Saturday. Read Ed’s post this morning for the details on that. There’s no evidence that McDaniel’s campaign was involved in the harassment — on the contrary, his campaign manager denounced it in a staff e-mail as soon as she heard of it — but after the news about it broke on Saturday, they claimed incorrectly that they’d never heard of the...
  • Why Did Cochran Wait Nearly Three Weeks to Bring Break-In Info to Police?

    05/24/2014 12:15:49 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 May 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    The personal attorney for Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) offered little explanation late Monday for why nearly three weeks elapsed between when Cochran's campaign initially learned a crazed blogger had broken into his wife's residence and when he went to the police with information about the incident, leading to the blogger's arrest Friday. “In responding to any inquiries about this legal matter, we are conscious of preserving the confidentiality of attorney client relationship,” Cochran’s attorney Don Clark said in an emailed statement to Breitbart News in response to a story in The Hill.He continued:That said, I can tell you that once...
  • Documents: Cochran Listed Aide's DC House As Address

    05/23/2014 11:45:51 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4 May 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) repeatedly listed a Washington, D.C. house owned by his executive assistant as his address on a series of official documents in recent years, including several of his statements of candidacy to the Federal Election Commission. Cochran owns a house he has described in documents as a “cabin” in Oxford, Mississippi, which his campaign said is his primary residence. But his opponent, state senator Chris McDaniel, said the documents listing a D.C. address illustrate the six-term incumbent has grown apart from the state he represents in Congress.Additionally, documents signed by Cochran in 2006 and 2010 indicate the...
  • UPDATE: McDaniel Campaign Asked Arrested Blogger to Take Video Down in Late April

    05/23/2014 11:39:58 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie
    Breitbart ^ | 18 May 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    On Saturday, April 26, at 8:54am, Melanie Sojourner, campaign manager for Mississippi state senator Chris McDaniel's primary challenge of Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS), sent an irate email. “Someone has created a video about Thad and Kay,” Sojourner wrote in the email, a partially redacted version of which was provided to Breitbart News. “It must come down ASAP. Does anyone know where this came from?”Sojourner was responding to a video posted online by Clayton Thomas Kelly, 28, a blogger who had been compiling documents and other information about Cochran's relationship with his executive assistant, Kay Webber.Kelly was arrested Friday night for...
  • 'My father could've had Jesus as running mate' & he would've lost the presidency, Meghan McCain says

    05/22/2014 9:42:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | May 22, 2014 | Francesca Chambers
    Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin isn't to blame for the GOP's loss in the 2008 presidential election, Meghan McCain, daughter of 2008 Republican presidential nominee John McCain, says. McCain told talk show host Larry King in an interview for his PoltiKING show that not even the Son of God could have saved her dad's campaign. 'I think my father could have had Jesus Christ as his running mate and it wouldn't have mattered in '07. I truly believe that,' she said. McCain wrote in her 2010 book Dirty Sexy Politics that Palin added 'drama, stress, complications, panic and loads of...
  • [The Idiot Speaks] McCain: Obama Smartest Man in the Room

    03/04/2014 8:35:05 AM PST · by bestintxas · 62 replies
    brietbart ^ | 3/4/14 | w bigelow
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), always currying favor with the press, made sure when he criticized Barack Obama he also ladled praise on him, calling Obama the smartest man in the room when recalling the series of dinners last year between Obama and GOP senators. Speaking with Time magazine, McCain said: I thought when he had a couple of dinners with Republican senators, we really had a good environment there. Because he is a very, very articulate and attractive guy in a setting with eight or nine senators and him. Because he was smarter than the rest of us. But I...
  • Letter from McCain

    03/05/2014 1:20:52 PM PST · by Don Corleone · 28 replies
    Letter from McCain | 3/5/14 | John McCain
    Dear Mr. Thank you for contacting me. I appreciate hearing your views. I am a proud conservative. If you examine my record, you will find that I am fiscally responsible and have consistently fought against Washington pork barrel politics. I believe in tax reform and in deep tax cuts for the American people. I also believe in the need to allow Americans to invest a portion of their Social Security in private accounts as well as school choice that allows parents to free their children from failing schools. I remain a strong supporter of our Armed Forces, a national missile...
  • Poll: John McCain’s low job approval

    03/06/2014 2:20:20 PM PST · by gooblah · 12 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/6/14 12:30 PM EST | Tal Kopan
    Sen. John McCain is the least popular senator in the country of those surveyed by Public Policy Polling, with low marks from members of his own party, independents and Democrats. Just 30 percent of Arizona voters approve of the job the Republican senator is doing, while 54 percent disapprove, according to a PPP release Thursday. That is the worst of any senator’s polling in the nation that PPP has found. Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/03/poll-john-mccains-low-job-approval-104355.html#ixzz2vDwQ2KMU
  • John McCain Says Ted Cruz "Crossed a Line," Should Apologize to Bob Dole

    03/08/2014 2:14:28 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 74 replies
    The New American ^ | 08 March 2014 | Jack Kenny
    John McCain Says Ted Cruz "Crossed a Line," Should Apologize to Bob Dole 08 March 2014 Senator John McCain (shown) yesterday accused Senator Ted Cruz of having "crossed a line" when the Texas Republican claimed that the GOP's most recent losing presidential candidates — Bob Dole, McCain, and Mitt Romney — "don't stand for principle." McCain, the five-term Republican senator from Arizona and the party's 2008 nominee, said Cruz owed Dole an apology. Cruz, in a speech Thursday at the Conservative Political Action Conference, told the crowd the three losing presidential candidates should have stood up for their views....
  • McCain on Ted Cruz: Has he forgotten that Reagan gave amnesty to three million illegals?

    03/11/2014 5:22:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/11/2013 | AllahPundit
    We’ve reached the point where I honestly can’t tell if he means this as a criticism or not. However, he did get in some criticism of the speakers, who included Cruz, at the Conservative Political Action Conference last week.“All of these people at the CPAC will claim that they are Reagan Republicans,” McCain said. “Did they forget that Ronald Reagan gave amnesty to three million Americans? Do they forget that he did raise taxes, that he made an agreement with Tip O’Neill on Social Security, that Ronald Reagan said [the] 11th commandment is you don’t speak ill of your fellow...
  • McCain 'Seriously Considering' Running for Reelection to Senate

    03/12/2014 9:56:58 AM PDT · by george76 · 140 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 Mar 2014 | William Bigelow
    Undeterred by a recent Public Policy Polling poll that showed he has only a 30% job approval in his native Arizona, Sen. John McCain said on Fox Business’ “Cavuto” that he is considering running for reelection. McCain denied the poll was accurate
  • Former McCain Adviser Nicolle Wallace Trashes Sarah Palin on 'The View'

    03/14/2014 3:14:22 PM PDT · by gooblah · 55 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 14 Mar 2014, 3:07 PM PDT | by Tony Lee
    Nicolle Wallace, former adviser to the McCain-Palin 2008 presidential campaign who worked with Steve Schmidt, appeared on The View on Thursday and gushed over Chris Christie, Jeb Bush, and even Bill Clinton. Predictably, however, she trashed Sarah Palin. Wallace has tried to blame Palin for the incompetence she and the McCain team displayed during the 2008 campaign against then-Senator Barack Obama. The program played a clip from Game Change, which has been called out for numerous lies and inaccuracies, that allowed Wallace to whack Palin as someone who had a "gap in her knowledge" about issues. She didn't mention that...
  • Clinton-McCain friendship blossoms (again)

    03/22/2014 5:28:19 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    LA Times ^ | 3/22/14 | Maeve Reston
    When John McCain was running for president in 2008, he often spoke warmly of his friendship with Hillary Rodham Clinton as an illustration of his ability to work across the political aisle... Six years later -- even with all the partisan bickering over the attack on the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi -- that warmth between McCain and the Clintons appears to have survived. It was evident at the opening session of the youth-focused conference known as the Clinton Global Initiative University on Friday night at Arizona State University.
  • McCain: I want to name America’s new immigration reform law after Ted Kennedy

    03/28/2014 12:49:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 28, 2014 | Allahpundit
    A bon mot from his speech last night to the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, preserved for posterity on Twitter by Benny Johnson of BuzzFeed. ItÂ’s a testament to MaverickÂ’s eagerness to pander to his audience that heÂ’d say something like this, knowing that House Republicans are already nervous about how amnesty will be received by conservative voters. In fact, a right-wing friend mine of who works in politics saw JohnsonÂ’s tweet and assumed McCain must have been joking. Surely, with immigration reform already imperiled by righty opposition, a GOPer already loathed by tea partiers wouldnÂ’t offer up the effort as...
  • Analysis: U.S. Cozies Up to Kiev Gov't Including Far Right(McCain pictured next to Neo-Nazi leader?)

    04/04/2014 11:24:37 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 133 replies
    NBC News ^ | 3/30/2014 | Alexander Smith
    <p>The U.S. and Europe have been emphatic in their support of the new Ukrainian government – but a significant number of Washington's new bedfellows are members of what some experts class as extreme right-wing parties.</p> <p>When Sen. John McCain traveled to Kiev in December, he told the crowd of 200,000 on Independence Square: "The free world is with you, America is with you, I am with you."</p>
  • John McCain Is the Least Popular Senator in the Country(PPP poll we can believe in)

    04/04/2014 2:17:00 PM PDT · by amnestynone · 28 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | March 6, 2014 | Yuval Rosenberg
    Dem polls tells us about McCain popularity. Although this article doesn't tell us but Flake is also unpopular as well. Hopefully we will be able to take Flake out in 4 years and MCCain obviously isn't even going to try for reelection.
  • 5 Potential House Primary Losers (McCain aide trying to take out anti-Boehner Rep)

    04/07/2014 8:48:17 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 14 replies
    rollcall.com ^ | 4/7/14 | Abby Livingston and Emily Cahn
    snip Incumbent: Rep. Walter B. Jones, R-N.C. Primary: May 6 Challenger: Former Bush administration aide Taylor Griffin This race pits Jones, a well-known but quirky figure in his district, against a former political consultant, Griffin, who boasts a network of savvy operative allies. On Capitol Hill, Jones is best known for defying GOP leadership. For example, in 2013, he voted against Speaker John A. Boehner as his party’s leader and against the House GOP’s budget. Some national Republicans are tired of Jones bucking the system and are rallying behind Griffin, his top opponent. And at least two well-funded conservative groups...
  • McCain: Jeb Bush 'Smartest Guy I Know on Education'

    04/07/2014 1:18:39 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 67 replies
    breitbar.com ^ | 4/7/14 | Susan Berry
    In a recent interview with the Tampa Bay Times at the U.S. Capitol, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) said that potential 2016 presidential candidate Jeb. Bush (R) is “the smartest guy I know on education.” McCain reportedly told the Times that he spoke with the former Florida governor a couple weeks ago about education policy. Despite labeling Jeb Bush the most astute person he knows when it comes to education, McCain deflected when asked if Bush’s support for the Common Core could be an issue. “What he did for education in Florida … that’s a clear record of success,” he stated....
  • Kerry ‘betrayed and surprised’ by McCain onslaught

    04/09/2014 11:16:06 PM PDT · by wetphoenix · 15 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | Olivier Knox
    Secretary of State John Kerry felt “betrayed and surprised” by Republican Sen. John McCain’s withering and highly personal criticisms at a congressional hearing, a senior administration official told Yahoo News on Wednesday. Kerry “felt betrayed and surprised to see McCain so angrily rooting for failure against one of the most internationalist members of the administration,” said the official, who is close to the secretary and requested anonymity to speak candidly about the top diplomat’s reaction. The key word there might be “internationalist.” Republicans long openly contemptuous of President Barack Obama’s cautious handling of world affairs — “leading from behind,” as...
  • McCain, Graham Helping Osborn in Nebraska GOP Primary (Sasse for Senate!!)

    04/11/2014 9:33:18 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 12 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/11/14 | Jonathan Strong
    Former Navy pilot Shane Osborn is getting help from two of the most prominent moderates in the Senate in his campaign for the GOP nomination for an open senate seat in Nebraska. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said he had donated to Osborn and that Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) is planning to travel to Nebraska to help Osborn raise campaign funds. “I've given him money,” Graham told Breitbart News, adding, “I think John McCain's going out to help him, he's a great candidate.” The endorsements could help Osborn on the money trail, but they are unlikely to motivate Nebraska voters the...
  • Poll: 64 Percent Of GOP Arizona Voters Want McCain Gone In 2016

    04/15/2014 9:08:54 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 23 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/15/14 | Charlie Spiering
    A new Citizens United Political Victory Fund poll shows that Republican Arizona voters have had it with Sen. John McCain, even though the senator has signaled his intentions to run for a sixth term in 2016. According to the poll, 64.2 percent of likely GOP primary voters said that they are ready for someone new to take the job and only 29.3 percent signaled a willingness to re-elect McCain. The poll also shows that McCain loses to other potential Arizona Repubican candidates in a primary. McCain loses to Gov. Jan Brewer 47.7 percent to 29 percent and to Rep. Matt...
  • John McCain mocks Joe Biden: ‘Or else what?’

    04/22/2014 6:27:58 AM PDT · by McGruff · 20 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 4/22/14 | JONATHAN TOPAZ
    Sen. John McCain was unimpressed with Vice President Joe Biden’s comments in Ukraine on Tuesday and the Arizona Republican suggested that the Obama administration was not backing up its tough talk against Russia. Speaking in Ukraine, the vice president said that “we call on Russia to stop supporting men hiding behind masks in unmarked uniforms sewing unrest in eastern Ukraine.” McCain, appearing on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Tuesday, responded to Biden’s remarks with a question: “Or else what?” “Or else what?” McCain repeated. “If they continue to do this, what will we do?” The Senate Armed Services Committee member has...
  • John McCain to host Hillary Clinton in Sedona, Arizona

    04/27/2014 5:36:15 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 62 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 24, 2014 | Philip Rucker
    In a statement released Thursday, John McCain called Hillary Clinton "my friend" and praised her public service career. ... According to a news release, Clinton is scheduled to "participate in a conversation" with McCain. This year's forum will focus on "Crisis in the Middle East: Values, Strategy and Options," and will include a session on Russia and Ukraine and on combating human trafficking.
  • The Blaze To Expose John McCain Benghazi Involvement

    04/30/2014 9:53:21 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 68 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 4/30/14 | N/A
    The Blaze's Investigative Reporting Show "For the Record" has been investigating Benghazi for a year. The hour long special will air tonight on The Blaze TV. Today, on The Blaze Instagram, they have been dropping hints that John McCain may be involved somehow. Link 1 Link 2 Link 3 Link 4
  • Sen. John McCain would 'probably change' Redskins name

    05/03/2014 9:41:21 AM PDT · by Kazan · 43 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | May 2, 2014 | Will Brinson
    The discussion of the Redskins nickname isn't going away. Senator John McCain was asked about it on Friday and said he would "probably change" the mascot. McCain appeared on the Dan Patrick Show Friday morning and was asked whether he would change the name. McCain said if he were Redskins owner Dan Snyder he'd want to start a dialogue with Native American leaders and find out how they feel. "If they think it's that offensive and terrible, I would certainly -- probably -- I'm not the owner and he has the rights of an owner. But frankly I would probably...
  • Sen. John McCain hears vets complaints over VA

    05/10/2014 4:13:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | May 10, 2014 | Terry Tang
    PHOENIX (AP) -- Sen. John McCain listened to complaints from several veterans over the Veterans Affairs system, telling them that reported lapses in care in Phoenix are part of a nationwide problem that needs to be fixed. "This is not a unique situation as far as Arizona is concerned," McCain said Friday. "I emphasize everyone is innocent until proven guilty, but this appears to be a problem of nationwide implications."(continued)
  • POLL: 64 PERCENT OF GOP ARIZONA VOTERS WANT MCCAIN GONE IN 2016

    04/15/2014 5:42:40 PM PDT · by kingattax · 37 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 15 Apr 2014 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    A new Citizens United Political Victory Fund poll shows that Republican Arizona voters have had it with Sen. John McCain, even though the senator has signaled his intentions to run for a sixth term in 2016. According to the poll, 64.2 percent of likely GOP primary voters said that they are ready for someone new to take the job and only 29.3 percent signaled a willingness to re-elect McCain. The poll also shows that McCain loses to other potential Arizona Repubican candidates in a primary. McCain loses to Gov. Jan Brewer 47.7 percent to 29 percent and to Rep. Matt...
  • McCain says illegal immigrants are 'not going home'

    04/23/2014 4:05:26 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 52 replies
    April 23, 2014, 06:22 pm McCain says illegal immigrants are 'not going home' By Rebecca Shabad Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Wednesday that immigrants living in the United States illegally are not going home, and that the U.S. has no practical way of forcing them to leave. "They're not going home. And so why don't we give them a path to citizenship," McCain asked at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy Jr. forum. "There are not enough buses to deport them," he added. "It's de facto amnesty." The senator, who has pushed for immigration reform, said once Congress passes legislation he...
  • McCain: Illegal Aliens Are 'Not Going Home,' So Why Not Give Them Citizenship?

    04/24/2014 6:04:53 PM PDT · by montag813 · 69 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 04-24-2014 | Brian Hayes
    by Brian Hayes | Top Right News What further indignities can John McCain inflict on the voters of Arizona? First he lied to them that he would "complete the dang fence" if re-elected -- and then killed any effort to do so while pushing through a huge amnesty bill. Then he attacked Senators in his own party who tried to stop ObamaCare. Then he fought to arm Al Queda-backed terrorists in Syria; and was even photographed smiling with one of his terrorist buddies. Then McCain was seen hanging out with his ultra left-wing billionaire buddy (and one-time benefactor) George Soros. As a result of his disastrous mistakes and disgraceful betrayals,...
  • Re-election fundraiser for John McCain

    04/24/2014 9:31:01 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 18 replies
    When April 24th, 2014 Where Ritz-Carlton - 2401 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix Type of Event Re-election fundraiser Other Lawmakers Mentioned Sen. Jon Kyl (R, AZ) (Senate minority whip) Sen. Jeff Flake (R, AZ) Governor Jan Brewer Fmr. Vice Presi Dan Quayle (R, ) Fmr. Gov. Fife Symington City Councilman Jim Waring Fmr. Attorney G Grant Woods (AZ)
  • John McCain to host Hillary Clinton in Sedona, Ariz.

    04/25/2014 12:24:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Politics ^ | April 24, 2014 | Philip Rucker
    Since leaving the State Department last year, Hillary Rodham Clinton has racked up scores of accolades and appeared on many a big stage. Still, it might come as a surprise that a past Republican presidential nominee -- specifically, the one who is among the loudest critics of Clinton's handling of the Benghazi terrorist attacks -- would invite her to his desert retreat for a lofty conversation about leadership values. This is precisely what Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has done. Clinton, a prospective 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, will appear on stage Saturday with McCain at the Sedona Forum, an annual ideas...
  • McCain: It’s a stain on America’s honor that we haven’t passed amnesty yet

    04/24/2014 11:46:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 24, 2014 | Allahpundit
    Skip to 43:30 for the key bit. Offhand, I don’t think I’ve ever heard him put it this way before. The “de facto amnesty” line is an old chestnut, the line about people in the shadows is a very old chestnut, but the idea that America has actually dishonored itself by dragging its feet in rewarding endless millions of people who broke U.S. law with citizenship is a new one on me. I wonder, does it mitigate the dishonor any that we amnestized them once already in 1986 and will surely do so again sometime soon? How much contempt for...
  • Is John Boehner Finally Finished?

    02/12/2014 6:51:39 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 50 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 12 February 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Mark Levin and Tea Party/Senate Conservatives   declare war on John Boehner's teetering speakership The latest cave-in by the GOP's weaker-than-circus-lemonade congressional 'leadership' finally has most all conservatives seeing that the time is NOW for new talent (or any talent) at the top of the party. The SCF, Mark Levin, and Tea Party Patriots have rolled-out the heavy artillery, aimed straight at the listless reign of John Boehner, who the Tea Party put in power, only to be mocked, derided, dismissed, and basically told to go home and shut-up. It's long overdue, and I don't know how anyone could justify limping-along...
  • McCain: Tons of people want me to run for president again (yeah, okay)

    11/11/2013 6:58:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | November 11, 2013 | Vince Coglianese, managing editor
    John McCain is apparently fielding a “spate of e-mails and letters and phone calls” from people who want him to run for president again. But, the Republican senator from Arizona told the Arizona Republic that he’s not really considering another run for the White House: “‘Particularly since the shutdown, I’ve had a spate of e-mails and letters and phone calls saying, ‘Run for president again,” McCain told The Arizona Republic. ‘As you know, I’m seriously thinking about running for re-election to the Senate. But I think, in the words of the late Morris K. Udall, as far as my presidential...
  • Sen. John McCain’s Stunning Flip-Flop on ‘Total Repeal’ of Obamacare – Watch the Before and After

    11/13/2013 7:33:22 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 40 replies
    The Blaze ^ | November 13, 2013 | Jason Howerton
    After repeatedly bashing senators like Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) over their crusade to defund Obamacare, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) called for the “total repeal” of the Affordable Care Act on Wednesday. It’s a stunning turnaround after the longtime senator in September proclaimed that it was “not rational” to think Obamacare could be defunded or repealed. McCain then laid out his “solution,” which culminated in an admission that he is now calling for “total repeal.”
  • Breaking Biscuit With McCain (BeatLamar!)

    11/14/2013 6:31:15 AM PST · by don-o · 25 replies
    metropulse.com ^ | November 13, 2013 | Staff
    U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander is inviting his supporters to the Airport Hilton on Monday morning to have breakfast with U.S. Sen. John McCain. If you make the 7:30 a.m. event and want a shake and howdy and a photo it’s $2,500. If you just want breakfast with the Arizona senator it’s $500. Alexander told supporters in an e-mail that he needs money to withstand a primary challenge from Washington groups with a history of defeating Republicans in a primary and losing the general election to “Harry Reid and the Democrats.” Alexander said he needs to be ready if the Washington...
  • Ousting pro-amnesty Red-State RINOs (Graham, Alexander, Rubio, Hatch, McCain): Primaries Priority

    11/14/2013 12:05:37 PM PST · by Javeth · 9 replies
    A reminder that as primary season rolls in, our Priority #1 must be to replace the abominations of pro-amnesty RINOs in Red States with actual conservatives-- having an Obama-bootlicking liberal like Lindsey Graham in a state as solidly conservative as South Carolina, or a spineless wimp like Lamar Alexander in a reliably Red State like Tennessee (both of whom backed that traitorous, Constitution-shredding immigration bill earlier this summer), is even worse than dealing with a Democratic Senator. The Democrats could never win a Senate seat in such solidly Red States after all, so these are essential power bases for us...
  • Beck Shreds McCain for Obamacare Repeal Flip-Flop: ‘Lousy,’ Opportunistic ‘Dirtbag Weasel’

    11/14/2013 1:08:11 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 34 replies
    Mediaite ^ | Josh Feldman
    Senator John McCain now favors complete repeal of Obamacare, after months of rejecting it as “not rational” and a “false premise” by Senate Republicans. This flip-flop really set off Glenn Beck, who went into a lengthy diatribe Thursday against “the lousy senator from Arizona,” who he called either a “dirtbag weasel” or a “weasel dirtbag.” Beck relentlessly mocked the “mavericky maverick” for trashing people like Ted Cruz when they wanted complete repeal, only to turn around and embrace it when the political winds shifted. Beck asked, “He’s not a wacko bird saying we should repeal this thing, is he?” He...
  • John McCain Goes Off His Meds

    11/15/2013 7:29:40 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 28 replies
    Crazy uncle John is now claiming that people want him to run for President again. Earth to John McCain, Democrats don't count... (Town Hall) It was just a few short months ago when McCain was saying he didn't want to be "that guy" who would never shove off and out of the Senate. McCain is 77-years-old and has been in Washington since 1982. Clearly McCain's tune has changed as he gets ready to run again for the Senate in 2016. Going back to the article, I'm not sure what's more nauseating, McCain saying people are telling him to run for...
  • McCain on Kerry: This Guy Has Been a 'Human Wrecking Ball'

    11/15/2013 7:54:09 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 31 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | 11/14/2013 | Lauren Fox
    John McCain goes off about U.S. foreign policy under ObamaWhen it comes to foreign policy, the Obama administration is really mucking things up. At least that is how Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., sees it. For a guy who went head-to-head against Obama in the 2008 presidential election, it's been tough to sit back and watch the president bungle diplomatic relations in his second term. From Egypt to Iran, McCain singled out Secretary of State John Kerry, the former Massachusetts senator with whom he served, as the major liability. "This guy has been a human wrecking ball," McCain said during the...
  • Cruz Pushes Repeal, McCain Eats Crow

    11/21/2013 11:52:45 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 Nov 2013 | Javier Manjarres
    All the talk about repealing and replacing Obamacare is now apparently going to be backed up with potentially substantive legislation that  will be spearheaded by Texas Senator Ted Cruz (R) During an appearance on Fox News’ with Megyn Kelly, Cruz stated that he was going to release a plan to repeal Obamacare, and give Americans more healthcare coverage options.  Cruz, as well Senators Mike Lee and Marco Rubio, have been at the forefront of the ‘Repeal Obamacare’ movement, for which they had been excoriated for doing so, by Senate moderate John McCain, and others. Some say that the time is...
  • Boehner hires ex-McCain aide to lead House immigration efforts (Amnesty Director, Becky Tallent)

    12/03/2013 12:27:54 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/3/13 | Russell Berman
    Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has hired a new expert on immigration policy, a move that could signal a renewed House effort to act on the issue in 2014. Rebecca Tallent, director of immigration policy at the Bipartisan Policy Center, will start her new job as assistant to the Speaker on Wednesday. Her arrival was one of a series of personnel moves Boehner announced on Tuesday. Former Gov. Haley Barbour (R-Miss.), a co-chairman of the think tank’s immigration task force, said Boehner’s decision to bring in Tallent was “affirmation of his strong desire to move legislation in 2014.”
  • Flashback 2005: McCain-Kennedy bill opens citizenship path (Boehner's Amnesty Czar cowrote bill)

    12/04/2013 6:17:57 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 10 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5/12/2005 | Washington Times
    Key senators yesterday announced that they will introduce a broad immigration overhaul with a multistep path to citizenship for illegal aliens and a new program for foreign workers that could increase yearly legal immigration by 400,000 people. The bill — sponsored by Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican, and Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat — also calls for the government to produce a border security strategy, and encourages Mexico to crack down on immigrant smugglers and take steps to control its own borders. Sponsors said it is not an amnesty because it would require illegal aliens to pay all regular...
  • Boehner Hires McCain’s Amnesty Captain to Handle Immigration (More info on new GOP Amnesty Czar...)

    12/04/2013 6:55:10 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/3/13 | Mark Krikorian
    Speaker Boehner’s recent comment that there would be no conference on the Senate bill appears to have been a lawyerly evasion. He has now hired Rebecca Tallent to “lead immigration efforts for the House,” in the words of the press release. Until tomorrow, she’s director of immigration policy for the pro-amnesty Bipartisan Policy Center. She was McCain’s chief of staff, directing his participation in the 2005-07 amnesty battle. Before that she worked for Representative Jim Kolbe, also pushing amnesty.
  • McCain: I’m inclined to vote with Democrats for cloture on this Boehner/Ryan budget deal

    12/13/2013 2:46:53 PM PST · by ColdOne · 65 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 12/13/13 | Allahpundit
    This barely qualifies as news — Maverick being maverick-y, really? — but Drudge has been leading all day with that Daily Mail story claiming that zero Senate Republicans are backing the House’s budget bill. That makes it sound like McConnell and crew are set to kill this thing with a filibuster and put the two parties back at the brink of a shutdown in January. Not so. It’s sort of true that no Senate GOPer is supporting the deal in the sense that no one’s said yet that they’re voting for the final bill. But the final bill is irrelevant;...
  • McCain: Republicans Who Vote Against Budget Deal Lack Intellectual Integrity

    12/17/2013 3:25:38 PM PST · by Pacothecat · 61 replies
    Tuesday on the Senate floor, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) took a swipe at his fellow Republicans who disagreed with him on support of the Ryan-Murray budget deal...