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  • John McCain - Conspiracy Theories - Russia Dossier: 'Anyone Who Doesn't Like It Can Go To Hell'

    05/22/2018 9:11:07 AM PDT · by blam · 54 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 5-22-2018
    Sen. John McCain dives deep into conspiracy theories regarding the salacious so-called Steele dossier in his new book, "The Restless Wave," defending his decision to turn over the documents to former FBI Director James Comey. "Conspiracy theories have grown around what I did and why," McCain wrote, saying those included that he's a "double agent for Russia" and that he "acted out of jealousy" that Donald Trump won a presidential election when he didn't. But the Arizona Republican said he felt he had an obligation "to bring to the attention of appropriate officials unproven accusations I could not assess myself"...
  • John McCain: 'I greet the future with joy'

    05/21/2018 12:39:33 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 63 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | May 21, 2018 | Naomi Lim
    Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., says in a new documentary of his life that he is thankful for the life he's lived. "The American people don't hold Washington and the people who work there in very high esteem. We need to make sure that we give the American people what they deserve, and right now they're not getting it," McCain said in an interview for "For Whom the Bell Tolls," named for the Ernest Hemingway novel which McCain still lists as his favorite. "I know this is a very vicious disease. I greet every day with gratitude, and I will continue...
  • GOP rep authors resolution calling for White House apology to McCain

    05/17/2018 10:55:05 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 57 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/17/2018 | Scott Wong
    GOP Rep. Walter Jones (N.C.) on Thursday introduced legislation that would instruct the House to call on the White House to formally apologize for a staffer’s “insensitive comments” that Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) was “dying anyway.” Jones, a vocal critic of President Trump, rolled out the resolution after becoming outraged by comments made about McCain by White House aide Kelly Sadler and her refusal to publicly apologize, The Hill has learned. Last year, McCain was diagnosed with glioblastoma, an aggressive brain cancer, and the longtime senator is now receiving treatment at his home near Sedona, Ariz. House Resolution 901 was...
  • McCain wants to be laid to rest at the Naval Academy's cemetery

    05/17/2018 11:17:12 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 99 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | May 17, 2018 | Marlene Lengthang
    'I want to take my leave back where it began': John McCain, 81, wants to be laid to rest at the Naval Academy's cemetery beside lifelong friend Chuck Larson who he trained with In his book The Restless Wave, McCain says he wants to be buried at the US Naval Academy cemetery in Maryland The 81-year-old says he wants to be buried next to his pal Charles 'Chuck' Larson The two attended the Naval Academy together, Larson died in 2014 McCain says he wants to go 'back where it began' rather than be buried alongside his father and grandfather in...
  • Maybe We Don’t Deserve John McCain

    05/16/2018 7:25:37 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 90 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 15, 2018 | Bret Stephens
    I’ve been thinking about the first time McCain ran for president in 2000. It was the absolute best political event I ever covered. Not sure it was entirely a race, since he was up in New Hampshire for months and months all by himself, just going to town meetings and talking about campaign-finance reform. It was what everybody imagines an underdog campaign would be like — a few reporters and the candidate, driving around in a bus, telling jokes, talking about issues, and of course arguing about where to eat dinner that night. But it was also a crusade —...
  • John McCain: It 'Wasn’t Incorrect' to Say Rand Paul Was 'Working for Vladimir Putin'

    05/16/2018 12:49:54 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 131 replies
    Reason ^ | May. 16, 2018 1:19 pm | Matt Welch
    In March 2017, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) successfully delayed for 11 days Senate ratification of Montenegro's entry into the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). America's leading advocate for NATO expansion, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) responded by accusing Paul of "achieving the objectives of Vladimir Putin...of trying to dismember this small country." "I repeat again," McCain said then, remarkably. "The senator from Kentucky is now working for Vladimir Putin." Perhaps even more remarkably, though not very surprisingly, McCain is unapologetic about that accusation in his valedictory new memoir, The Restless Wave: Good Times, Just Causes, Great Fights, and Other Appreciations. "Senator...
  • McCAIN UNHINGED: Called Wife C-Word, Mocked Chelsea's Appearance, Threatened Grassley & Colleagues

    05/14/2018 6:37:42 AM PDT · by xzins · 124 replies
    True Pundit ^ | 13 May 18 | Admin
    We harken back to 2008 presidential election to decipher some facts the mainstream media refuses to report on Senate “maverick” John McCain’s unhinged behavior during his political career. Maverick? More like Maniac. Few in the media want to report the facts. Even McCain has refused to comment on his public relation disasters during his campaigns. The following is from a Rolling Stone profile on McCain from a reported embedded into his campaign. The revelations are beyond disturbing and eclipse any dirt the partisan media has dug up on President Trump. Good thing there was never a President McCain. During his...
  • Sen. John McCain Bids Farewell to America

    05/13/2018 1:22:09 PM PDT · by ethom · 182 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | | MAY 13, 2018 | 4:58 AM | By JACQUELINE CUTLER | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
    Old friends and colleagues are visiting John McCain's Arizona home these days to say goodbye. But before he takes leave, the senator has a few other things left to say to America. The press? Full of "routine liberal bias." If you're wondering how the infamous "pee tape dossier" got out, it was McCain's doing. He heard about it from a British diplomat, sent someone to England to get a copy, and passed it to then-FBI Director James Comey. "And I would do it again," McCain says. "Anyone who doesn't like it can go to hell." While the old warrior settles...
  • Top Republican says White House should condemn aid who mocked McCain

    05/13/2018 12:04:56 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 95 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/12/18 | Reuters Staff
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A top Republican has urged the White House to speak out against an aide who mocked Senator John McCain’s brain cancer during an internal meeting, but stopped short of calling on U.S. President Donald Trump to apologize. South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, a close friend of McCain, told CBS’s “Face the Nation” program in an interview to be aired on Sunday that he was not satisfied with the White House’s response to the controversy surrounding Kelly Sadler, a communications aid. “It’s (a) pretty disgusting thing to say, if it was a joke, it was a terrible...
  • It Is Time For John McCain to Retire

    05/13/2018 5:23:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 78 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 13, 2018 | Derek Hunter
    This is one of those columns that runs the risk of ticking off everyone. Whenever you combine politics and death, especially when using a political lightning rod to do it, people on both sides tend to get upset. But I don’t care, it has to be said – John McCain needs to retire from the Senate. With that being said, this column is not really about Senator McCain, per se, it’s about the fact that far too many career politicians, as they approach their sunset years, stay in office longer than they are able to do the job. McCain just...
  • Lindsey Graham: 'I wish' the White House would apologize for 'disgusting' joke about John McCain

    05/12/2018 7:55:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 113 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | May 12, 2018 | Daniel Chaitin
    Sen. Lindsey Graham would like to see the White House apologize for a "disgusting" joke that was made about the health of his friend, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who is battling brain cancer. Last week, a White House press aide, Kelly Sadler, joked to colleagues during a closed-door meeting mocked McCain’s health after he called for his Senate colleagues to reject Gina Haspel’s nomination for CIA director. “It doesn’t matter, he’s dying anyway,” Sadler said. Graham, R-S.C., said if this was in fact a joke, "it was a terrible joke." "I just wish somebody from the White House would tell...
  • McCain's health improving, family and friends say

    05/12/2018 3:04:21 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 217 replies
    Fox News ^ | Amy Lieu
    U.S. Sen. John McCain is feeling better as he recovers from cancer treatment and surgery in Arizona, according to family members and friends. Arizona's junior U.S. senator, Jeff Flake, told Fox News on Friday that he spoke with McCain by phone that morning, and said his 81-year-old colleague was “doing better” than he had been recently. In April, McCain underwent surgery for an intestinal infection. Flake did not go into detail, but he smiled and spoke in a tone of voice that suggested he was pleased or relieved to offer the positive update.
  • PDJT: He’s Got a Pen & a Sword and He Knows How to Use Them

    05/12/2018 6:31:45 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 7 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 5-12-18 | MOTUS
    Although John McCain wrote that he regrets having selected Sarah Palin as his running mate she continues to speak highly of him: That strikes me as pretty classy, considering a great many of us voted for her, not John McCain, in ‘08. And unlike the phony bologna Leftists who spend a lot of time virtue-signaling that they’re better than you, Conservatives like Sarah Palin just act on those principles. And just what does the Left consider “going higher” anyway?It may not be what you consider “higher”Keep in mind that since they also assume themselves to be morally superior they...
  • John McCain is the single greatest political leader of our time (now they're going over the top!)

    05/12/2018 2:18:08 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 201 replies
    Washington post.com ^ | 5/11/18 | Dana Milbank
    At long last, have they left no sense of decency? White House official Kelly Sadler, during a meeting Thursday, had this to say about Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) for opposing President Trump’s CIA nominee over her failure to condemn torture: “It doesn’t matter, he’s dying anyway.”
  • Fox Business will no longer book analyst who said torture 'worked' on McCain

    05/11/2018 10:30:34 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 100 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 11,2018 | BY AVERY ANAPOL -
    A former Fox News military analyst will not be booked on Fox Business again after saying that torture “worked” on Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.). The network will not book Lt. Gen. Thomas McInerney again, a spokesperson confirmed to The Hill. McInerney made the comment during an appearance on Fox Business to discuss President Trump’s CIA director nominee Gina Haspel, who McCain has fiercely opposed over her work at a CIA black site prison. "Sen. John McCain said he's not going to endorse Haspel also in part because she believes in torture, that she thinks it works, even though she laid...
  • Nervous GOP urges McCain to attack (Flashback)

    05/11/2018 6:13:21 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 13 replies
    Politico ^ | September 30, 2008 | JONATHAN MARTIN and MIKE ALLEN
    John McCain’s fade in recent polls, combined with a barrage of negative news coverage during the financial crisis, has leading Republican activists around the country worrying about his prospects and urging his campaign to become much more aggressive against Barack Obama in the remaining month before Election Day. A flurry of new polls shows Barack Obama gaining in several battleground states – most notably Florida, Pennsylvania and swing states throughout the West. Officials worry early voting, which is under way in important states such as Ohio, is likely to favor Obama in this toxic political climate.
  • “He’s dying anyway”: the Trump right’s hate for John McCain, explained

    05/11/2018 5:07:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    Vox ^ | May 11, 2018 | Jane Coaston
    On Wednesday, Arizona Sen. John McCain announced his opposition to President Donald Trump’s nominee to run the CIA, Gina Haspel. On Thursday, White House special assistant Kelly Sadler reportedly reacted by saying of McCain, who is fighting brain cancer, “It doesn’t matter, he’s dying anyway.” Sadler’s reaction is not unique among the Trumpian right, whose outright hatred of McCain has resurfaced as McCain’s illness has progressed. (The feeling is mutual. McCain reportedly told friends a week ago that he doesn’t want Trump at his funeral.) It’s also not new. When Trump delivered the infamous line during the 2016 campaign, “I...
  • Sarah Palin Reacts to John McCain's Regrets Over Picking Her as Running Mate: 'Perpetual Gut Punch'

    05/11/2018 7:53:43 AM PDT · by ethom · 45 replies
    People Politics ^ | 2 hours ago | Dave Quinn
    John McCain may have admitted that he regrets picking Sarah Palin as his running mate in the 2008 presidential election, but according to the former Alaska governor, “that’s not what Sen. McCain has told me all these years.” The one-time Republican vice-presidential candidate told The Daily Mail on Thursday that she feels a “perpetual gut punch” every time she hears reports about McCain’s regrets and that having to read the news every day is “not a real fun thing.” “I attribute a lot of what we’re hearing and reading regarding McCain’s statements to his ghostwriter or ghostwriters,” Palin said. “I...
  • McCain, advisers divided over Wright (Flashback)

    05/11/2018 12:13:41 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | October 15, 2008 | Mike Allen
    John McCain is at odds with many of his top advisers over launching a renewed attack on Barack Obama's ties to his long-time pastor and mentor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, according to campaign sources. Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and several top campaign officials see a sharp attack on Wright as the best — and perhaps last — chance to rattle Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill. ) and force voters to rethink their support of him. But McCain continues to overrule them, fearing a Wright attack would smack of desperation and racism, the officials said.
  • Joking about John McCain's death is our terrible new normal

    05/11/2018 9:36:36 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 82 replies
    CNN ^ | May 11, 2018 | Chris Cillizza
    On Thursday morning, a White House aide named Kelly Sadler joked about Arizona Sen. John McCain's opposition to CIA nominee Gina Haspel by noting that "he's dying anyway." It was the latest in a series of increasingly nasty comments about McCain: Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) called it "ridiculous" that McCain wasn't planning to invite President Donald Trump to his funeral while a retired general on Fox News on Thursday referred to a debunked conspiracy theory that McCain had informed on his comrades while a prisoner of war during Vietnam. There's no disputing the fact that McCain has terminal brain cancer...