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  • John McCain aide: Scott Walker is a ‘dumba**’

    02/27/2015 3:22:48 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 73 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/27/2015 | Noah Rothman
    You might recall the name Mark Salter for the role he played as a speechwriter for Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) when he ran for president in 2008. In the years that followed his involvement on that failed presidential bid, Salter eventually evolved into a commentator and political analyst. Following McCainÂ’s failed campaign, Slater spent much of his time attempting to rehabilitate the image of his friend and former employer. In 2011, Salter wrote a meandering, discursive essay on how George W. Bush had failed to meet the expectations of posterity when he chose Dick Cheney as his running mate....
  • McCain calls Obama’s foreign policy ‘delusional’

    03/02/2015 5:57:26 AM PST · by McGruff · 35 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 2, 2015
    Sen. John McCain is charging the Obama administration’s foreign policy is “delusional” and says Secretary of State John Kerry’s global diplomacy has “accomplished nothing except mileage.” In an appearance on MSNBC, the Arizona Republican also calls Russian President Vladimir Putin a “meglomaniac” and “pariah.”
  • John McCain: ‘I’m Ashamed Of My Country, I’m Ashamed Of My President, I’m Ashamed Of Myself’

    02/22/2015 11:09:37 AM PST · by Nachum · 66 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2/22/15 | Daily Caller
    Arizona U.S. Sen. John McCain said something on CBS’s “Face the Nation” Sunday about the U.S.’s handling of the ongoing standoff between Russia and Ukraine that surprised host Bob Schieffer. “I’m ashamed of my country, I’m ashamed of my president and I’m ashamed of myself that I haven’t done more to help these people,” McCain said. “It is really, really heartbreaking.” McCain was expressing his frustration with how the U.S. and major European powers like France and Germany have failed to stop Russian president Vladimir Putin’s advance on Ukraine. “I believe that German chancellor and president of France legitimized for...
  • Elon Musk says he lost a multi-billion-dollar contract when SpaceX didn’t hire a public official

    05/24/2014 7:40:53 AM PDT · by Corporate Democrat · 18 replies
    Quartz ^ | May 23, 2014 | Tim Fernholz
    Elon Musk isn’t afraid to shake things up, and he did so again with accusations that US defense contracts awarded to a competitor were the product of corruption. SpaceX, Musk’s orbital transport firm, has been competing for a major contract to put US Air Force satellites in orbit. With a dearth of private investment in space and the end of the US space shuttle program, SpaceX has quickly leapt to the fore of aerospace firms with the help of contracts from NASA to provide re-supply missions to the International Space Station and develop a manned spacecraft to fly astronauts there....
  • Has Boehner Grown a Spine? Guy's starting to sound like Ted Cruz.

    02/16/2015 11:18:30 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The PJ Tatler ^ | February 16, 2015 | Walter Hudson
    In a move more reminiscent of Texas Senator Ted Cruz than Ohio Representative John Boehner, the House Speaker has pursued a strategy to defund President Obama’s executive action on immigration, leveraging funding for Homeland Security in the process. Bloomberg News reports: House Speaker John Boehner said he’s prepared to let funding lapse for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and blame Democrats if the Senate fails to pass a House-backed bill for the agency. … The Homeland Security Department faces a shutdown of nonessential operations if Congress does not reach agreement before current funding ends on Feb. 27. When asked...
  • Ted Cruz: Principled Opposition To Rubio Amnesty Bill - [4/25/13]

    02/14/2015 3:50:50 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 20 replies
    Senator Ted Cruz, the boat-rocking limited government constitutional conservative Senator from Texas, provided another one of his patented cross examinations of a smoke-blowing government official at a recent Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. Cruz, the son of legal immigrants from Cuba, asked Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano about border security measures – the so-called “triggers” – contained in the “Gang of Eight's” immigration bill. Specifically, Senator Cruz asked, “If there are no objective metrics, if it is simply the subjective assessment of a host of factors, how can we have any confidence that the border will be secured and that any...
  • Boehner’s Amnesty Advocate Becky Tallent in Talks with Jeb Bush Campaign for Immigration Adviser Gig

    02/13/2015 11:31:10 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 24 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/13/15 | Matthew Boyle
    House Speaker John Boehner’s on-staff amnesty advocate Becky Tallent is in talks with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s potential presidential campaign for a job, meaning if she takes it she’d leave Boehner’s office. Tallent is former chief of staff to Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)—having personally crafted the amnesty bill McCain and the late Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA) introduced in the twilight years of the George W. Bush administration—and then also worked on immigration policy for the Bipartisan Policy Center. “Jeb’s team is looking to hire Rebecca for policy,” a former George W. Bush White House aide told Breitbart News. “The...
  • George W. Bush Is Intervening in Iraq—Again

    02/12/2015 9:49:04 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 34 replies
    Politico ^ | Feb 12, 2015 | MARK PERRY
    When Iraqi tribal leaders came to D.C. looking for help against ISIL, the White House refused. Then the former president made a call. Late in the evening of Sunday, January 18, an eleven-member delegation of tribal leaders from Iraq’s western Anbar Province arrived in Washington, D.C. Just as their plane was touching down, Islamic State units back in Iraq attacked the compound of one of the delegation’s senior leaders, Sheik Ahmed Abu Risha, killing nine Iraqi police officers and wounding 28 of the sheik’s guards. A nearby Iraqi military unit failed to respond to repeated calls for help. The brutal...
  • Will Obama’s attacks on Veterans ever stop?

    02/05/2015 11:13:55 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 11 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/5/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Looking back, we might have been off when the Democrats didn’t pass a Federal Budget for six years, because now that think they are in “the game,” Barack Obama is swinging his ax at a very valuable program designed to help America’s wounded Veterans. The provision, called The Veteran’s Choice Program and authored by Arizona Republican Senator John McCain, gives veterans the option to seek faster and in some cases better medical care outside of the Veteran’s Administration system. In many cases this provision offers the only avenue for relief from the very long waiting times so many Vets have...
  • McCain stands by Palin: Palin could still be asset to GOP, McCain says

    02/01/2015 11:22:28 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    WJXT-TV ^ | February 1, 2015 | Eric Bradner, CNN
    Sen. John McCain says Sarah Palin "still has a strong base of support" if she decides to seek the Republicans' 2016 presidential nomination. "I think that she ought to do whatever she feels that she would like to do. And I'm very supportive of anything that she does," the Arizona Republican said Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union" -- adding that he plans to support South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, though, if he runs in 2016. Palin was panned last week after delivering an unusual 40-minute speech at an Iowa conservative summit hosted by GOP Rep. Steve King....
  • Even John McCain Has Finally Abandoned Sarah Palin

    02/01/2015 2:11:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 97 replies
    PoliticusUSA - Real Liberal Politics ^ | February 1, 2015 | Jason Easley
    Sen. McCain admitted on CNN that even he wouldn’t support Sarah Palin if she would run for president in 2016. Video: (VIDEO-AT-LINK)McCain offered up his standard defense of Palin, but when he was asked if he thought that she should run for president, he changed his tune. McCain said, “I think that she ought to do whatever she feels that she’d like to do. I’m very supportive of anything that she does. Obviously, Sen. Lindsey Graham is the person I’m supporting, but I wish her every success.” McCain said that Palin could be an asset in 2016 because she still...
  • McCain: Palin would ‘do great’ as presidential candidate

    01/30/2015 9:40:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Politics Blog ^ | January 28, 2015 | Sean Sullivan
    How would Sarah Palin do if she decides to run for president? According to her former top-of-the-ticket running mate, quite well. "She's very interesting. And I'm sure she'd do great," Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) told The Washington Post Wednesday in a brief interview. After the 2008 presidential election, McCain has consistently praised Palin, despite her clash with his campaign team. Palin has also defended McCain. The former Alaska governor campaigned for the senator in his 2010 reelection bid....
  • Attn. Media: ‘Low Life Scum’ Code Pink Allied with Terrorists, Obama and Democrats

    01/29/2015 3:49:42 PM PST · by kristinn · 20 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Thursday, January 29, 2015 | Kristinn Taylor
    Sen. John McCain is right. Code Pink protesters are low-life scum as he called them Thursday morning when the group disrupted a Senate hearing to protest former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. Saddam Hussein, Ayatollah Khamenei, Fidel Castro, Raul Castro, al Qaeda in Mesopotamia, al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, Hamas, Hezbollah, the Muslim Brotherhood and the Taliban. These are some of the terrorists and state sponsors of terrorism Code Pink has given political, financial and/or material aid to since the group’s founding in late 2002. All that time Code Pink has also worked with and funded the Democratic Party,...
  • John McCain's Wacko "Ethnic Cleansing" of Tea Party

    01/02/2015 4:07:55 PM PST · by raptor22 · 44 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | January 2. 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Republicans: Political purges may work in totalitarian states, but in a democracy they can be self-defeating. The senator who called the Tea Party "wacko birds" should realize the GOP's real enemies are called Democrats. It's been said that all politics is local, and normally a state party's internal squabbles would not be national news. But when they involve a former presidential candidate on an issue that will affect the selection of the GOP's 2016 presidential nominee and chances, we sit up and take notice. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who lost the 2008 election to Barack Obama and who is running...
  • McCain's big purge: The Arizona senator’s team has been ridding the state’s GOP apparatus of his tea

    12/30/2014 9:39:53 AM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    Politico ^ | December 30, 2014 | Alex Isenstadt
    Nearly a year ago, tea party agitators in Arizona managed to get John McCain censured by his own state party. Now, he’s getting his revenge. As the longtime Republican senator lays the groundwork for a likely 2016 reelection bid, his political team is engaging in an aggressive and systematic campaign to reshape the state GOP apparatus by ridding it of conservative firebrands and replacing them with steadfast allies.
  • McCain’s team quietly purging Arizona GOP of tea-party foes before 2016 reelection bid

    12/31/2014 11:01:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/31/2014 | AllahPundit
    I considered saving this for tomorrow night, just to send you off into 2015 on the most depressing, eeyorishness note possible. But then I reconsidered.For maximum eeyorishness, I should really end the year with a “Romney 2016″ post instead, no? Team McCain’s goal? Unseat conservative activists who hold obscure, but influential, local party offices.Under the byzantine rules of Arizona Republican Party politics, these elected officials, known as precinct committeemen, vote for local party chairmen. The chairmen, in turn, determine how state and local GOP funds are spent, which candidates are promoted in an election year, and which political issues...
  • John McCain Purging Arizona GOP Of Tea Party

    12/31/2014 11:11:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Business2Community ^ | December 31, 2014 | Gene Giannotta
    Sen. John McCain is no fan of the tea party – and he’s now doing his best to purge the Arizona Republican Party of its influence. According to Politico, McCain is preparing for his 2016 reelection bid by dismantling Arizona’s tea party apparatus. That includes a massive effort to remove or undermine the many local officials who have influence across state politics and could cause trouble for McCain in a primary. Prior to Aug. 26, when the races for the party offices were held, the vast majority of the 3,925 precinct slots were filled by people McCain’s team considered opponents....
  • Republicans warm to Loretta Lynch

    12/26/2014 11:15:29 AM PST · by 4buttons · 20 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/23/14 | Seung Min Kim
    “I want to see what happens in the hearings,” Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said. “But certainly I’m supportive.” McCain and Sens. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) and Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) all said in interviews they have met with Lynch privately and are inclined to vote in favor of her nomination. “I would say yes, unless something comes up during the hearings,” Fischer said when asked if she was leaning toward backing Lynch.
  • Senator John McCain's brother on The Jews & Israel.

    07/10/2006 9:31:28 AM PDT · by Kimmers · 37 replies · 7,616+ views
    There is a lot of worry popping up in the media just now -- "Can Israel Survive?" Don't worry about it. It relates to something that Palestinians, the Arabs, and perhaps most Americans don't realize -- the Jews are never going quietly again. Never. And if the world doesn't come to understand that, then millions of Arabs are going to die. It's as simple as that. Throughout the history of the world, the most abused, kicked-around race of people have been the Jews. Not just during the holocaust of World War II, but for thousands of years. They have truly...
  • Trey Gowdy (R-SC) Says His Preferred Method of Stopping Obama is to Let John McCain Do It

    12/06/2014 3:53:45 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 137 replies
    RedState ^ | Erick Erickson
    Now this is just pathetic. Some of you turned Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC)87% into the hero of the day because of his Benghazi investigation. He could do no wrong. What happens when you build a cult of personalty around any politician is then they can go BOHICA on you. Bend over America. Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC)87% is now on record admitting he’s going to help shove President Obama’s amnesty plan right where you don’t want it. (SNIP) So, Hemmer asked Gowdy who he’d stop the President. Gowdy’s answer? He wants to let Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)Heritage ActionScorecardSen. John McCain52%Senate Republican...
  • John McCain Encouraging Lindsey Graham To Run For President

    11/24/2014 12:40:46 PM PST · by PROCON · 61 replies
    breitbart ^ | Nov. 24, 2014 | Dan Riehl
    "I think he is looking at it, and I am strongly encouraging him to take a look at it," said Arizona Senator and former GOP presidential nominee John McCain, of a possible presidential bid by his colleague and friend Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, (R). "I know of no one who is better versed and more important on national security policy and defense than Lindsey Graham, and I don't think these challenges to our security are going away," added McCain.
  • “What do we want? Dead cops! When do we want it? Now!” the Black War on our police continues

    12/23/2014 9:15:44 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 11 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/23/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The Black War on our police has erupted again. Two New York City Police Officers, Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were shot dead Saturday. They were murdered by a Black Muslim who joined the war which has continued since the 1970s. Clearly New York Mayor Comrade Bill de Blasio, Al Sharpton, Eric Holder and Barack Obama are to blame; but they are not the only ones with blood on their hands. They are what they are; loathsome enemies of America who have been given power by the “takers” and some “guilty” feeling makers. The permanent, greedy, underclass created by the...
  • Arizona senators disagree on Cuba. McCain against, Flake for

    12/19/2014 10:01:20 AM PST · by SandRat · 10 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Carol Broder
    FORT HUACHUCA — They may be both Republicans and represent Arizona in the upper chamber of Congress but they don’t agree on the recent decision of the Obama Administration of the reestablishing diplomatic relations with Cuba after six decades. After about 90 minutes on Fort Huachuca Thursday, Sen. John McCain and Sen. Jeff Flake discussed the announcement with the Herald/Review during a quick walking interview to a plane waiting to take them to Yuma.
  • McCAIN & GRAHAM ON PRESIDENT RESTORING RELATIONS WITH CUBA

    12/17/2014 11:46:00 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 21 replies
    John McCain ^ | Dec 17 2014 | John McCain
    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) today released the following statement on President Obama’s plans to ease U.S. restrictions on Cuba and normalize diplomatic relations: “We agree with President Obama that he is writing new chapters in American foreign policy. Unfortunately, today’s chapter, like the others before it, is one of America and the values we stand for in retreat and decline. It is about the appeasement of autocratic dictators, thugs, and adversaries, diminishing America’s influence in the world. Is it any wonder that under President Obama’s watch our enemies are emboldened and our...
  • WH Can't Explain Why Soap Opera Producer Just Became Ambassador to Hungary

    12/02/2014 4:47:13 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 41 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 12-2-14 | Daniel Halper
    White House spokesman Josh Earnest was unable to provide a cogent explanation for why Colleen Bell, a former soap opera producer, just became the U.S. ambassador to Hungary: "Josh, I wanted to ask you about something else that happened today in the Senate," said ABC's Jon Karl in today's White House press briefing. "You had some of your ambassadors confirmed after a long, long process. One of those is Colleen Bell, confirmed as ambassador to Hungary. If you can remind me, what are Colleen Bell's qualifications for ambassador? Was it that she was a soap opera producer, is it that...
  • Blame Reid's 'nuclear option' for unqualified ambassadors

    12/05/2014 7:56:14 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12-4-14 | Editorial
    If you're looking for a good laugh this week, you probably can't do better than Tuesday's White House press conference. Reporters asked spokesman Josh Earnest about the confirmation of two Obama-appointed ambassadors whose confirmation was only possible because Democrats manipulated Senate rules earlier this year to make it easier to approve executive-branch nominees. By the narrowest of margins, two people completely unqualified to represent U.S. interests abroad were confirmed to serve in relatively important countries they know nothing about. Colleen Bell, the new U.S. ambassador to Hungary, is a former soap opera producer who couldn't name a single strategic interest...
  • Senate Confirms Producer of Soap Opera as New Ambassador to Hungary

    12/03/2014 4:56:54 PM PST · by rightistight · 28 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 12/3/14 | Aurelius
    Yesterday, the Senate confirmed in a vote of 52-42 to make a producer of “The Bold and The Beautiful” the United States’ new ambassador to Hungary. Colleen Bell also contributed almost one million dollars to the President’s reelection campaign, a fact that Senator John McCain repeatedly brought up in a fiery speech on the Senate floor denouncing the President’s nominee. “We’re about to vote on a totally unqualified individual to be ambassador to a nation which is very important to our national security interest,” he said. “Her qualifications are as a producer of the television soap opera ‘The Bold and...
  • CIA’s tactics were torture, McCain says

    12/14/2014 11:51:25 AM PST · by South40 · 54 replies
    MSN ^ | 14 DEC 14 | Alexander Bolton
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Sunday strongly disputed claims by former Bush administration officials and fellow Republicans that harsh interrogation tactics used by the Central Intelligence Agency did not constitute torture. McCain said he had “vigorous discussion” with former Vice President Dick Cheney and former Central Intelligence Agency Director Michael Hayden during the Bush administration urging them not to use excruciating methods. “I said these things are torture. They’re in violation of the Geneva Convention and the convention against torture,” he said on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” noting that Congress later banned some of the techniques that were under debate.
  • John McCain Stands Out In Defense Of CIA Torture Report Release [The Republican "Feinstein"?]

    12/14/2014 11:55:36 AM PST · by Steelfish · 14 replies
    CBSNews ^ | December 13, 2013
    ByREBECCA KAPLAN FACE THE NATION December 14, 2014 John McCain Stands Out In Defense Of CIA Torture Report Release Nearly a week after the Senate Intelligence Committee released its massive report on the CIA's use of enhanced interrogation techniques, Washington remains divided on even the most basic questions of whether the report was an accurate reflection of what happened and if it should have been released at all. The debate over the report has largely broken down along partisan lines, with Democrats pushing hard to make the report public and Republicans portraying it as an inaccurate picture of the type...
  • Reports: Jeb Bush Asking John McCain How to Win Without Conservative Vote

    12/14/2014 9:42:30 AM PST · by Bettyprob · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 December 2014 | Tony Lee
    Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush is doing opposition research on himself and asking Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) about how he can potentially win the GOP presidential nomination without conservatives. Bush, who has said he would make a 2016 decision in "short order," recently said that a candidate must be "willing to lose the primary to win the general [election]." And he has reportedly "begun conducting opposition research on himself to identify any potential issues that could arise" in a potential presidential campaign. And According to a New York Times report, Bush recently visited McCain, who is often reviled by conservatives,...
  • John McCain: CIA torture stained nation’s honor

    12/10/2014 11:44:39 AM PST · by Bettyprob · 36 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | December 10, 2014 | John McCain
    I believe the American people have a right — indeed, a responsibility — to know what was done in their name; how these practices did or did not serve our interests; and how they comported with our most important values. The truth is sometimes a hard pill to swallow. It sometimes causes us difficulties at home and abroad. It is sometimes used by our enemies in attempts to hurt us. But the American people are entitled to it, nonetheless. They must know when the values that define our nation are intentionally disregarded by our security policies, even those policies that...
  • Ted Cruz's Brain Trust: The Advisers Who Want To Make Him President

    11/20/2014 4:16:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    There's no official Sen. Ted Cruz presidential team — yet. But the Texas Republican is already surrounding himself with key strategists and advisers that could make his transparent White House ambitions a reality. The tea party firebrand relies on a small circle of advisers to inform his views and amplify his ultraconservative message. The inner circle breaks down into two groups: his chief advisers in the Senate office, and the chiefs of his nationally-focused political operation, which he beefed up in the summer of 2014 by hiring a crop of seasoned Republican campaign operatives. These are the key players that...
  • A Russophobic Rant From Congress

    12/09/2014 8:25:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 9, 2014 | Pat Buchanan
    Hopefully, Russians realize that our House of Representatives often passes thunderous resolutions to pander to special interests, which have no bearing on the thinking or actions of the U.S. government. Last week, the House passed such a resolution 411-10. As ex-Rep. Ron Paul writes, House Resolution 758 is so "full of war propaganda that it rivals the rhetoric from the chilliest era of the Cold War." H. R. 758 is a Russophobic rant full of falsehoods and steeped in superpower hypocrisy. Among the 43 particulars in the House indictment is this gem: "The Russian Federation invaded the Republic of Georgia...
  • John McCain's political comeback

    12/06/2014 5:49:59 AM PST · by Bettyprob · 43 replies
    CNN ^ | December 1, 2014 | Julian Zelizer
    (CNN) -- Just about six years after his career seemed to come to a crashing halt, when Barack Obama defeated him in the presidential election of 2008, Arizona Sen. John McCain is poised to re-emerge as a major player in the next two years. As the new chairman of the influential Armed Services Committee, McCain will be able to use this perch of power to loudly challenge the President's foreign policy agenda. Call it McCain's revenge. For several years, it seemed as if McCain was finished. The 2008 election delivered a huge blow to his political standing. Once considered the...
  • McCain blocks Obama’s pick for diplomatic post

    12/04/2014 8:50:27 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 4, 2014 11:30 AM EST | Bradley Klapper
    Sen. John McCain is blocking the confirmation of President Barack Obama’s nominee to be America’s second-highest ranked diplomat. McCain says Tony Blinken, Obama’s deputy national security adviser, is “totally unqualified” to serve as Secretary of State John Kerry’s understudy. …
  • John McCain to Stephen Colbert: Think I'd Make a Good President?

    12/02/2014 5:39:38 AM PST · by Bettyprob · 27 replies
    NewsMax ^ | December 02, 2014 | Greg Richter
    "We need somebody who's got experience. You're here for the 'Colbert bump.' Is this a trial balloon to be secretary of defense?" Colbert asked. "Actually, I was thinking about running for president again. What do you think?" McCain deadpanned. "You would have the full resources of the 'Colbert Report' at your back in 2016 — if it were still on the air," Colbert shot back.
  • Conservatives Top 2016 Target: John McCain

    11/30/2014 12:08:22 PM PST · by Rockitz · 31 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 30 Nov 2014, 1:36 AM PDT | Dan Riehl
    While the primary politics of 2016 may not afford movement conservatives a great many opportunities to take on establishment Republicans in primaries, there si one notable exception. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) will be 80 years old, if or when he stands for re-election. On top of that, he's the establishment Republican many conservatives love to hate most and there are reasons to think he's vulnerable. Issues-wise, he's weak on immigration, the Bush tax cuts and cap and trade. There also appear to be viable challengers, should McCain opt to not retire, as many either wish, or believe he should. Reps....
  • 2016 retirements could complicate Dems' comeback plans (RATS Boxer, Reid - OUT!)

    11/30/2014 8:30:13 AM PST · by Libloather · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/28/14 | Alexander Bolton
    Democrats hope to take back control of the Senate in 2016, but their plans could be complicated by potential retirements. The two Democratic senators most likely to retire are Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), who represent both sides of the party’s ideological spectrum. Boxer, whose fourth term expires at the end of 2016, has a paltry $149,000 in her campaign account, less than almost every other senator facing election next year. As the nation’s most populous state, California is expensive to cover with advertising. If Boxer decides to run for reelection, she would face a major fundraising...
  • McCain encouraging Graham to run for President

    11/25/2014 9:14:43 PM PST · by Bettyprob · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | November 24, 2014 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Washington (CNN) -- South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham is getting encouragement from a close colleague and friend, Sen. John McCain, to run for President. "I think he is looking at it, and I am strongly encouraging him to take a look at it," McCain, an Arizona Republican, told ABC News in a story published Monday. "I know of no one who is better versed and more important on national security policy and defense than Lindsey Graham, and I don't think these challenges to our security are going away." Graham floated the possibility of a run in an interview with the...
  • John McCain Worries He's Tea Party's 'Number One Target' in 2016

    11/14/2014 7:50:23 AM PST · by PROCON · 92 replies
    breitbart ^ | Nov. 13, 2014 | Tony Lee
    Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) implied that he would run for another Senate term in 2016 and is worried that he is the top target of conservatives and Tea partiers who have never trusted him. “You have to hope for the best and prepare for the worst,” McCain told MSNBC on Wednesday when asked if he would run for reelection in 2016. “I definitely think that I would have to absolutely anticipate a tea party candidate or two or three... everybody tells me that I’m the number one target of the tea partiers.” McCain told the left-wing outlet that he was...
  • McCain Assures Incoming GOP Senators Won’t Be More Ted Cruz Types

    11/11/2014 1:25:12 PM PST · by PROCON · 110 replies
    Mediaite ^ | Nov. 11, 2014 | Josh Feldman
    Senators John McCain and Ted Cruz don’t exactly have the best relationship. Cruz has said Republicans like McCain are why their party doesn’t do better, and McCain has not been shy about publicly dumping on Cruz, especially during last year’s government shutdown. And in a new interview with Salon today, McCain wanted to make it clear that the incoming crop of Republicans that will give their party control of the Senate will not be Cruzes. McCain even claimed that a lot of the GOP Senate candidates who won are in the same mold as himself and Lindsey Graham.
  • McCain Gives Obama Attorney General Nominee A Tentative Thumbs-Up

    11/11/2014 11:51:54 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 97 replies
    BuzzFeed News ^ | November 11, 2014 | Andrew Kaczynski
    “And I would imagine from my first glance at her credentials that she would get approved by the Senate. This is a very outstanding young woman from everything that I can tell.”(VIDEO-AT-LINK) Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain said Monday that based on his first impression, he assumes U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch will get approved by the Senate to replace outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder. McCain called Obama’s nominee and the chief federal prosecutor in the Eastern District of New York an “outstanding young woman.” “I think elections have consequences and therefore you give his nominees the benefit of the doubt,...
  • Hagel: McCain Treading On Very Thin Ground (Hagel, STFU and get out of the party!)

    07/27/2008 12:36:46 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 57 replies · 114+ views
    CBS ^ | 7/27/2008 | cbs
    Sen. Chuck Hagel, who accompanied Sen. Barack Obama on his trip to South Asia and Iraq last week, criticized the McCain campaign for its latest television ad attacking the Democratic candidate. The ad blasts Obama for not visiting wounded troops during his visit to Germany. Obama has said he chose not to cancel a visit to a military hospital there after consultations with the Pentagon, due to concerns that such a visit might be seen as using wounded troops for political purposes. The McCain ad, which contains footage of Obama bouncing a basketball before U.S. military personnel in Kuwait, implied...
  • McCain:"Very Likely" Will Run for Senate in 2016

    11/07/2014 4:56:30 AM PST · by Bettyprob · 33 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/06/2014 | The Associated Press
    Republican Sen. John McCain discusses Tuesday's elections, his disapproval of President Obama's policies and talk of using executive order to push through immigration reform.
  • Poll: John McCain’s low job approval (The fight for 2016 starts today)

    11/06/2014 3:48:20 PM PST · by Viennacon · 31 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/6/14 | 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. Among members of his own party, McCain is at 35 percent approval to 55 percent disapproval; the comparable figures among Democrats are 29 percent to 53 percent, and among independents,...
  • Susan Rice: Republican opposition is America's 'one weakness'

    05/15/2014 12:45:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | May 14, 2014 | Joel Gehrke
    National Security Advisor Susan Rice disputed Republican critiques of President Obama's foreign policy by arguing that "political polarization" accounts for the "one weakness" of American strength in international affairs. "The one weakness that our friends and partners point to and the one thing that undermines our strength around the world is our political polarization," Rice said during an event hosted by the Women's Foreign Policy Group. Rice didn't mention Republicans specifically, but cited policy fights that they have provoked, such as over budget issues. "When countries look at us, they wonder and they worry if we will have our collective...
  • Obama to seek new war powers from Congress

    11/06/2014 5:35:23 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 36 replies
    AP ^ | 11/6 | Deb Reichmann
    President Barack Obama said Wednesday he would work with Congress on new war powers to fight Islamic State militants and expressed cautious optimism about whether the international face-off over Iran's nuclear program will be resolved — two issues that could prove harder for the White House to maneuver with Republicans in charge on Capitol Hill. Obama spoke at a news conference the day after his party was thrashed by Republicans in midterm elections, leaving the GOP soon to be in charge of both the House and the Senate. When he approved U.S. airstrikes in late September against extremists who have...
  • John McCain Poised to Control Senate's Defense Policy

    11/05/2014 5:43:09 AM PST · by RummyChick · 40 replies
    national journal ^ | 11/5 | carney
    One of the president's chief critics could soon lead the Senate's main military committee. With Republicans gaining the majority in the upper chamber in Tuesday's midterm elections, Sen. John McCain is widely expected to become the next Armed Services Committee chairman in January. McCain, the Republican Party's presidential nominee in 2008, has decades of experience in foreign policy and defense issues in the Senate, where he was first elected in 1986. He also served in the Navy, and he spent more than five years as a prisoner of war after his plane was shot down during the Vietnam War.
  • Photos of McCain Yukking-it-Up with ISIS Rebels, Rand Paul Says It's WE Who Armed Them (VIDEO)

    06/23/2014 5:48:15 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 16 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | June 23 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Your tax dollars -and international credibility- pissed-away on ISIS Then there's this one ISIS just posted on their website: The guy in the mustache/striped shirt posting with McCain isGeneral Salim Idris, who was the Free Syrian Army's Chief of Staff at the time.  An East German-trained electronics professor, he was a general in the Syrian Army under Assad when he defected to the rebels in July 2012. Idris was thought by McCain to represent the moderate elements of Syria's armed opposition, who subscribed to the pro-democracy Proclamation of Principles. But ISIS kicked him -and other 'moderates'- out and went on the savage offensive...
  • Obama USING Marxist Experience to PROMOTE Muslim Expansion

    10/28/2014 2:52:12 PM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    Walid Shoebat ^ | October 28, 2014 | Ben Barrack
    There are several debates when it comes to Barack Obama. One has to do with whether he is more Marxist or more Muslim. The answer may involve his usage of one to promote the elevation of the other ... Though Brzezinski rightly expressed concerns that the ‘Arab Spring’ could turn into the ‘Arab Winter’, he essentially advocated a repeat of his 1979 Afghanistan strategy in Libya ... After Gadhafi was overthrown, four Americans were murdered in Benghazi and the U.S. abandoned its embassy in Tripoli. Those of us with much less worldly experience knew it was a bad idea. How...