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  • McCain: The Most Reprehensible of the Keating Five

    08/30/2018 4:09:59 PM PDT · by ResistorSister · 19 replies
    Phoenix New Times ^ | November 29, 1989 | Tom Fitzpatrick
    You're John McCain, a fallen hero who wanted to become president so desperately that you sold yourself to Charlie Keating, the wealthy con man who bears such an incredible resemblance to...
  • Liz Peek: Mr. Trump, make a magnanimous gesture and award McCain the Medal of Honor

    08/29/2018 6:10:08 PM PDT · by B-Rizzle Fo-Shizzle · 174 replies
    Fox News ^ | Liz Peek
    President Trump should award John McCain, who died on Saturday, the Medal of Honor. The posthumous award would recognize the senator’s extraordinary heroism during his five years of captivity in North Vietnam, when he was tortured mercilessly, leaving him disabled for life. The compassionate and respectful gesture might also help to heal some deep wounds in the Republican Party. McCain was a Navy fighter pilot when his plane was shot down on a mission over the North Vietnamese capital of Hanoi in 1967. He fractured both arms and one leg when he was ejected from his jet and nearly drowned...
  • Death of a Patriot

    08/28/2018 8:17:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 28, 2018 | Bill Murchison
    John McCain's exit from life and politics has commentators of all sorts falling into interpretive contortions. "I opposed him, but..." "I liked him in spite of..." It was McCain's gift, springing from personality and life experiences, to antagonize and enrapture, to confound and excite, often at the very same moment. He was neither wholly one thing nor entirely another: neither hardline "conservative" nor "establishment" dupe; neither the selfless public servant incarnate nor the loosey-goosey adherent to some individualistic code. I admired and twice voted for the man. Even in not-infrequent moments of disagreement, I took care to cut him some...
  • Bottom Line: Trump Did What McCain Could Not

    08/28/2018 7:12:41 AM PDT · by Abakumov · 87 replies
    Eagle Action Report ^ | 8/27/2018 | Felicia Tweedy
    It wasn't until recent years that I found myself in opposition to John McCain. The once "maverick" and "hawk" was anything but. He became a bought and paid for politician that had many in his own Party, turning on him. If it wasn't enough to learn about the numerous donations from George Soros linked businesses to his campaigns, with the rise of Donald Trump, we saw a very bitter and embattled man, who lashed out in policy decisions from what appeared to be his own personal issues. Trump did what McCain could not. Trump went on the attack - even...
  • McCain: The Most Reprehensible of the Keating Five [1989 opinion]

    08/27/2018 6:16:07 AM PDT · by advance_copy · 69 replies
    The Phoenix New imes ^ | 11/29/1989 | Tomas Fitzpatrick
    You're John McCain, a fallen hero who wanted to become president so desperately that you sold yourself to Charlie Keating, the wealthy con man who bears such an incredible resemblance to The Joker. Obviously, Keating thought you could make it to the White House, too. He poured $112,000 into your political campaigns. He became your friend. He threw fund raisers in your honor. He even made a sweet shopping-center investment deal for your wife, Cindy. Your father-in-law, Jim Hensley, was cut in on the deal, too. Nothing was too good for you. Why not? Keating saw you as a prime...
  • John McCain helped build a country that no longer reflects his values

    06/17/2018 12:40:36 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 98 replies
    PennLive ^ | June 17, 2018 | Elizabeth Sherman
    Arizona Sen. John McCain - scion of Navy brass, flyboy turned Vietnam war hero and tireless defender of American global leadership - now faces terminal brain cancer. I am a scholar of American politics. And I believe that, regardless of his storied biography and personal charm, three powerful trends in American politics thwarted McCain's lifelong ambition to be president. They were the rise of the Christian right, partisan polarization and declining public support for foreign wars. Republican McCain was a champion of bipartisan legislating, an approach that served him and the Senate well. But as political divides have grown, bipartisanship...
  • McCain defends giving dossier to Comey: 'I would do it again'

    05/09/2018 3:23:49 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 161 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/09/18 | Brett Samuels
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) wrote in his upcoming memoir that he does not regret alerting the FBI about the so-called Steele dossier, which includes allegations about President Trump’s alleged ties to Russia. McCain acknowledged in January 2017 that he delivered a dossier of “sensitive information” to then-FBI Director James Comey. In his upcoming book, "The Restless Wave," McCain wrote that he "did what duty demanded I do" in passing on the documents. “I discharged that obligation, and I would do it again. Anyone who doesn’t like it can go to hell,” McCain said, according to excerpts of the book published...
  • McCain Confirms He Gave Trump Dossier to Comey: ‘Duty Demanded I Do’ It

    05/09/2018 4:29:37 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 139 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 9 May 18 | Gideon Resnick
    In his new book, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) confirms that he gave a controversial dossier about President Trump to former FBI chief James Comey. “I agreed to receive a copy of what is now referred to as ‘the dossier,’” McCain writes in the upcoming book, titled The Restless Wave, referencing information compiled by former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele. “I reviewed its contents. The allegations were disturbing, but I had no idea which if any were true. I could not independently verify any of it, and so I did what any American who cares about our nation’s security should have...
  • McCain says he regrets picking Palin as running mate

    05/05/2018 6:26:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 300 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 5, 2018 | Morgan Gstalter
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said he regrets choosing former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) to be his running mate during the 2008 presidential campaign. The New York Times reported on Saturday that McCain, while still defending Palin’s performance, said in his upcoming book “The Restless Wave” that he wishes he had instead selected former Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) His advisers reportedly had warned against choosing Lieberman, who was once a Democrat, stating that Lieberman’s support of abortion rights could divide Republicans. “It was sound advice that I could reason for myself,” he writes. “But my gut told me to ignore...
  • Senator John McCain’s New Book Attacks Trump On Refugees, Fake News

    05/04/2018 7:27:32 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 53 replies
    Deadline ^ | May 3, 2018 | Bruce Haring
    Senator John McCain’s new book, The Restless Wave, has released excerpts published by Apple News. The former presidential candidate, who is battling brain cancer, said that his current term is his last, allowing him to open up about the current political climate. A Republican who has nonetheless battled President Trump in many cases, McCain was unsparing of the Commander in Chief in the book. “He has declined to distinguish the actions of our government from the crimes of despotic ones. The appearance of toughness, or a reality show facsimile of toughness, seems to matter more than any of our values.”
  • McCain book promises ‘no-holds-barred’ take on Trump

    03/27/2018 7:37:10 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 90 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03-27-2018 | Max Greenwood
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is set to offer a "no-holds-barred" assessment of the Trump administration in a new memoir. The book's publisher, Simon and Schuster, said Monday that the title, "The Restless Wave," will begin with McCain's 2008 White House run against now-former President Barack Obama, and will reflect on his time in the Senate during Obama's tenure in office, according to AFP. But he will also "share his experiences during the divisive 2016 election and his no-holds-barred opinions on the current developments coming out of Washington," the publisher said.
  • BFP Exclusive: A Rothschild Plot against Putin?

    12/12/2017 9:56:25 AM PST · by Oak Leafer · 26 replies
    Newsbud ^ | JANUARY 8, 2015 | PROFESSOR FILIP KOVACEVIC
    More than six years ago, on October 1, 2008, with the 2008 presidential elections just a month away, the left-wing Nation magazine published an article entitled "McCain's Kremlin ties".[i] This article investigated the ties between one of the richest and politically most powerful persons in Russia, the husband of Boris Yeltsin's grand-daughter, Oleg Deripaska and the long-time US Senator and, at the time, the Republican presidential candidate John McCain... The article made much of a meeting between Deripaska and McCain in the coastal Montenegrin town of Kotor on August 30, 2006. Allegedly, McCain celebrated his 70th birthday on board of...
  • MCCAIN: TRUMP HAS NO 'PRINCIPLES AND BELIEFS,' JUST 'TAKES ADVANTAGE OF SITUATIONS’ (barf alert)

    11/27/2017 11:53:49 AM PST · by BurgessKoch · 66 replies
    Newsweek ^ | November 27, 2017 | jason le miere
    Senator John McCain has fired another volley in his war of words with President Donald Trump, claiming that his fellow Republican lacks “principles and beliefs” and simply “takes advantage of situations.” McCain has not hidden his distaste for Trump since the businessman launched his campaign for the White House, and that has led to regular, often personal, attacks from the president. McCain’s latest shots took aim at Trump’s Republican credentials. ...
  • John McCain and the Keating Five Scandal [July 2010]

    02/19/2017 4:46:38 PM PST · by kiryandil · 30 replies
    The Salem-News ^ | July 29, 2010 | Ralph E. Stone
    Remember during the presidential campaign when then Senator Barack Obama made public a video outlining Senator John McCain's role in the Keating Five scandal. Bringing up McCain's role during the campaign wasn't just about his past. Rather, his role in that scandal had possible implications to the present financial crisis. The video shows McCain as someone who helped out a constituent, Charles Keating, while — just like today — taxpayers got stuck with the bill. Just what is the Keating Five scandal? Senator John McCain was one of five senators accused of corruption in 1989 in the Savings and Loan...
  • John McCain’s “dictator” talk ignores reality and his own past with the media

    02/19/2017 2:58:39 PM PST · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | February 19, 2017 | JAZZ SHAW
    Arizona Senator John McCain is a very popular figure with the mainstream media. (I bet that’s a sentence you never thought you’d read.) The latest reason for this newly emerging love affair between the press and the decorated war hero is his response to the speech given by President Trump during his rally in Florida yesterday. Following the brief but raucous event, McCain was ushered out to give the media his own take on the speech, during which he invoked the image of a “dictator” when discussing the president’s critique of political journalism. (CNN) “I hate the press,” the Arizona...
  • The Photo That Is The “Perfect Comeback” to Donald Trump’s Recent Comments About John McCain

    07/19/2015 4:01:27 PM PDT · by usconservative · 138 replies
    IJReview ^ | 7/19/2015 | Kenny Wassus
    During a recent Republican presidential forum, Donald Trump disparaged Senator John McCain’s war record, claiming that McCain is “not a war hero. He’s a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.” And the Internet responded, surfacing a photo that some are calling the perfect comeback and reminder of McCain’s service to his country.
  • John Glenn Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of His Historic Flight

    02/24/2012 3:00:10 AM PST · by Makana · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 17, 2012 | AP
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – John Glenn fever has taken hold of Cape Canaveral once again. Three days before the 50th anniversary of his historic flight, the first American to orbit the Earth addressed employees at Kennedy Space Center. The NASA auditorium was packed Friday with hundreds of workers, many of whom stood along the walls to see the space legend. The 90-year-old Glenn was joined on stage by Scott Carpenter, 86, the only other survivor of the original Mercury 7 astronauts. Glenn recalled how he and his fellow Mercury astronauts traveled to Cape Canaveral to watch a missile blast off....
  • John McCain feels protesters' pain ("I understand their frustration")

    10/12/2011 4:56:24 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 60 replies
    Politico ^ | 2011-10-12 | Manu Raju
    The Occupy Wall Street movement is getting sympathy from an unlikely person: Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.). The 2008 GOP presidential nominee said he understands the growing protest movement’s concerns over Washington bailouts of major financial institutions. “Down in Arizona today, Maricopa County has the highest number of homes underwater of any place in this country,” he told reporters Wednesday. “And it’s disgraceful that we took care of the financial institutions, and we did nothing about the housing crisis. So I understand their frustration.” He later quipped that he may be the “only” Republican does.
  • McCain rips Toomey on Senate floor (McCain attacks Tea Party vision as "flawed" and "terrible")

    07/31/2011 5:31:34 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 153 replies
    The Morning Call, Allentown, Pa. ^ | 2011-07-31 | Colby Itkowitz
    Former GOP presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, who this week referred to Tea Party lawmakers as "hobbits," publicly criticized Pennsylvania's Pat Toomey Sunday during an unusual unscripted debate on the Senate floor. McCain, who appeared to be having a great 'ol time during a back and forth with Democrat Majority Whip Sen. Dick Durbin, referred to Toomey and those who share his views as "terrible." (snip) "...the terrible obstructionists on this side of the aisle, the terrible people, their flawed philosophical views about the future of America..."
  • 2 Republicans Open Door to Increases in Revenue(McPsycho & Cornyn)

    07/03/2011 7:30:30 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 147 replies
    NYT ^ | 07/03/11 | JOHN M. BRODER
    July 3, 2011 2 Republicans Open Door to Increases in Revenue By JOHN M. BRODER WASHINGTON — Two senior Republicans said Sunday that they might be open to raising new government revenue as part of a deal to resolve the dispute over the federal debt ceiling, but they warned that there was little time to enact a comprehensive deal. One of the senators, John Cornyn of Texas, said he would consider eliminating some tax breaks and corporate subsidies in the context of changes in the tax code, provided there was not an overall increase in taxes. “I think it’s clear...