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  • SHOCK VIDEO=> US Customs Detains, Harasses James O’Keefe – Grills Him on Donald Trump

    08/12/2015 4:09:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 78 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 12, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    In recent years the government has gone to extremes to bully everyday Americans and whistleblowers from speaking out against corruption. From the targeting of Tea Party groups and conservative donors to the lawsuits against poverty nuns over birth control the government has harassed and abused its citizenry. In June investigative journalist James O’Keefe was detained by U.S. customs agents after arriving at the airport in Nassau, Bahamas en route to Miami. The agents told him then he was being detained for crossing back and forth across the US-Mexico border in Texas dressed like Osama bin Laden. Customs agents targeted O’Keffe...

    07/20/2014 12:04:12 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 109 replies
    tmz ^ | july 19, 2014
    Legendary actor James Garner -- star of "The Rockford Files" and "The Notebook" -- has died ... TMZ has learned. Law enforcement sources tell us an ambulance was dispatched to the actor's home in Los Angeles around 8PM Saturday evening ... and he was dead when they arrived on scene. We do not know his cause of death at this time.
  • The new power triangle (OBama and McCain)

    07/23/2013 6:14:56 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 31 replies
    Politico ^ | July 23,2013 | MIKE ALLEN and JIM VANDEHEI
    Barack Obama, to hear his advisers tell it, has finally found The One he has been looking for: John McCain. “We have been looking literally for years for someone we can cut deals with, and finally someone has stepped up,” a White House official said. West Wing aides say they now talk with McCain roughly every other day. McCain, to hear fellow Republicans tell it, has finally found The Two he has needed to make such conversations worth the bother: Sen. Chuck Schumer, a Democrat who can actually get things done in the Senate, and Denis McDonough, a White House...
  • McCain Back in Front As Republican Leader

    07/22/2013 8:14:14 AM PDT · by kevcol · 42 replies
    The Ledger ^ | July 22, 2013 | Alex Leary
    WASHINGTON | As fellow Republicans slipped into a room in the Capitol for a private meeting, Arizona Sen. John McCain held court outside, surrounded by a flock of reporters. ” What about you, jerk?” he teased Kasie Hunt of NBC News, who gave it back: ” Do you take offense to the term ’Old Bull?’?” McCain’s eyes lit up and he laughed. ” Is that Sen. McCain? Oooooh,” Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., who was passing by, whispered in faux awe. The 76-year-old, twice-failed presidential candidate is back in front, reprising his role as a bipartisan dealmaker, occasional irritant to his...
  • Real Maverick-

    05/23/2013 6:43:07 AM PDT · by Marine Sentinel · 12 replies
    The Marine Sentinel ^ | 05/23/2013 | Marine Sentinel
    Senator Ted Cruz of Texas the real “Maverick” spoke the hard core truth the other day by saying—‘I don’t trust Republicans.’ He is spot on and the old corrupt guard from both parties must be chucked now this coming 2014 election. There are only a few true blooded Republicans we should trust and they are Senators Ted Cruz and Trey Gowdy. America is in a War. A War bought on by banksters, corrupt politicians, and communists within our own government. Do not trust any “Progressives” regardless of party affiliation. All these corrupt individuals care about is getting elected and re-elected....
  • I Want My A La Carte TV

    05/10/2013 10:23:58 AM PDT · by BO Stinkss · 55 replies ^ | May 10, 2013 | IronyCurtain
    John McCain, the media’s favorite “maverick” – unless he’s actively running for something – has just introduced a bill in congress called the Television Consumer Freedom Act of 2013. Normally, my iron clad rule of thumb is to take any side this guy is against but I have to admit he may have a point here. The bill would allow consumers to buy only the cable channels they want “a la carte” and not have 500 others jammed down their throats. Does anyone recall the original promise of cable TV? More than 30 years ago we asked, “why should we...
  • Sen. McCain huddles with Democrats on new campaign finance reform proposal

    05/16/2012 12:26:32 PM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 16, 2012 | Alexander Bolton
    Sen. John McCain is talking with Democrats about a joint effort to require outside groups that have spent millions of dollars on this year’s elections to disclose their donors. McCain (R-Ariz.), once Congress’s leading champion of campaign finance reform, has kept a low profile on the issue in recent years. He raised the ire of many Republicans a decade ago for pushing comprehensive reform, and many Republicans still held it against him during his 2008 presidential campaign.
  • Rasmussen Poll National (Santorum 39%, Romney 27%)

    02/15/2012 9:30:10 AM PST · by TexasFreeper2009 · 123 replies · 1+ views
    Rasmussen ^ | 2/15/12 | staff
    Follow the bouncing ball. Former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum has now bounced to a 12-point lead over Mitt Romney in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely Republican Primary Voters finds Santorum with 39% support to the former Massachusetts governor’s 27%. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich follows from a distance with 15% of the vote, and Texas Congressman Ron Paul runs last with 10%. Three percent (3%) like some other candidate in the race, and six percent (6%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) Just over a week...
  • Raytheon Restarts Production of Laser-Guided Maverick for US Air Force, Navy

    02/14/2012 9:38:58 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    Raytheon Company ^ | February 13, 2012
    Raytheon Restarts Production of Laser-Guided Maverick for US Air Force, Navy (Source: Raytheon Company; issued February 13, 2012) SINGAPORE --- After more than two decades, Raytheon Company has formally restarted production of the laser-guided Maverick missile, with the first weapon expected to be delivered to the U.S. Air Force in late 2012. Production began following a rigorous U.S. Air Force and Navy Developmental Testing/Operational Testing program that culminated in a production contract in late 2011. "The combat-proven laser Maverick has demonstrated its effectiveness against frigate size ships, small moving boats, tanks, fortified personnel and fast moving maneuvering vehicles in excess...
  • Who Thinks McCain Endorsing Romney is a Great Idea?

    01/04/2012 2:33:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 46 replies · 1+ views
    Rush ^ | January 4, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: While all this is going, folks, we're not gonna ever, ever forget Barack Obama. We are not going to be distracted. Now, Barack Obama is in Ohio as we speak while McCain is endorsing Romney. (laughing) Who's in charge of this? Who thinks this is good? Who thinks this is helpful? I want to know. There it is: "McCain Endorsing Mitt Romney." What am I missing? Obviously somebody thinks this is well-timed and a great idea. I'd like to know who. At any rate, Obama is out in Ohio talking about the economy. Now, this is pathetic....
  • Cheney Slams McCain

    08/28/2011 6:04:38 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 83 replies
    National Review ^ | 2011-08-28 | Robert Costa
    <p>Cheney writes that in 2008 he was puzzled about GOP presidential nominee John McCain’s decision to suspend his campaign and request a meeting with congressional leaders to discuss the financial crisis at the White House.</p> <p>“Senator McCain added nothing of substance,” Cheney writes about the now-famous meeting. “It was entirely unclear why he’d returned to Washington and why he’d wanted the congressional leadership called together. I left the Cabinet Room when the meeting was over thinking the Republican presidential ticket was in trouble.”</p>
  • ‘Maverick’ McCain arrives in Pakistan

    08/13/2011 8:25:42 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 19 replies
    ISLAMABAD: Former US presidential candidate and senior Republican Senator John McCain is arriving today in the capital as part of ongoing efforts by the US and Pakistan to repair ties damaged by the Abbottabad raid on May 2. McCain, 75, is also a senior member of the US Senate’s Arms Services Committee, which has the power to approve or deny military assistance to Pakistan. He is the most senior US figure to visit Islamabad since Washington withheld $800 million in military assistance to Pakistan last month.
  • McCain hosts town hall to talk economy, hobbits (McCain: "I am not sorry for" attacking Tea Party)

    08/09/2011 5:29:02 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 30 replies
    GILBERT - Arizona Sen. John McCain held a town hall in Gilbert this morning and the economy took center stage. The town hall was focused on the nations' economic troubles and McCain said the on-going financial problems would be much greater had Congress not passed a bill to keep the country from defaulting on its debt. McCain said he is very concerned with the recent S&P downgrade of the United States' credit rating and views it as a wake-up call to the nation. "It will cost more to borrow money and it is a very serious situation," McCain said. McCain...
  • The old McCain rides again (BARF ALERT)

    08/02/2011 7:33:55 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 20 replies
    Scripps Howard ^ | 2011-08-02 | Martin Schram
    An old friend came back to town last week and it was good to see him again after all these years. Because we really needed him, now more than ever. John McCain -- the old straight-talking, tough truth-telling John McCain -- stood up on the floor of the U.S. Senate and picked up just where he'd left off some four years ago: Telling it like it really is. Never mind that he was ticking off fellow conservative Republicans. Even the ones who knew in their hearts he was right. For months, Republican leaders had allowed themselves to be led by...
  • McCain the maverick (again) (WaPo, liberals giddy that "maverick" McCain is back)

    07/28/2011 8:46:20 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 24 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2011-07-28 | Chris Cillizza
    Arizona Sen. John McCain’s floor speech on Wednesday denouncing the negotiating tactics of some tea party-aligned members of Congress raises the question as to whether the famed maverick is back to his old tricks. (snip) McCain’s comments (and the controversy they caused) raise an intriguing question: Has McCain the straight-talking maverick been reborn?(snip) The “McCain as maverick” meme was cemented as he emerged as one of the few Republicans during the first part of the last decade to speak up in opposition to Bush and his own party in Washington. McCain’s most notable apostasy during that time was his successful...
  • Sarah Palin Toys with the Media

    05/31/2011 8:46:31 PM PDT · by Candor7 · 64 replies
    EIB Network ^ | 31 May 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I want to move on to Sarah Palin now. You know the Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour? You know the...? That was actually, ladies and gentlemen, an experimental movie that the Beatles made about a bus tour, and nobody could figure out what the Beatles were up to, either. By the same token nobody knows what Palin's up to. They're all trying to figure it out. The Drive-Bys are trying to figure out what Palin is up to. Now, the interesting thing is that whatever it is she's doing, she is doing it bypassing the media. She's doing an end-around...
  • Maverick Malice. Senator McCain gives a dishonest account of interrogations

    05/18/2011 7:12:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/18/2011 | Andrew McCarthy
    Shortly after Osama bin Laden met his demise at the hands of U.S. special forces, Michael Mukasey opined in the pages of the Wall Street Journal that harsh interrogation tactics had been key to identifying a courier, which, in turn, led to locating bin Laden’s compound. Such an assessment, from a highly respected former attorney general, was bound to be influential. Indeed, the CIA’s enhanced-interrogation program, used on a select few high-level al-Qaeda detainees following the 9/11 attacks, had figured prominently in Mukasey’s confirmation hearings. He had, at the behest of Congress, thoroughly reviewed the program upon taking the reins...
  • McCain's Shift Makes Him Senate's Most Conservative (HURL ALERT)

    02/24/2011 5:25:56 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 39 replies
    The National Journal ^ | 2011-02-24 | Reid Wilson
    The politician who once best exemplified the idea of a "maverick" independent has shifted so far to the right that he is now tied for the title of the Senate's most conservative member, according to National Journal's 2010 vote ratings. According to a comprehensive examination of 96 Senate votes taken in 2010, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., along with seven of his colleagues, voted most often on the conservative side. His 89.7 composite conservative score ties him with stalwarts like Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., and gives him a more conservative score than Sens. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., and Jeff Sessions, R-Ala. (snip)...
  • McCain to Graham: I'm Not the Senate Maverick, but You Can't Be One Either (MCCAIN TEMPER ALERT)

    10/06/2010 5:19:33 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 39 replies · 1+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 2010-10-04
    (snip) Yet months earlier, according to Ryan Lizza’s New Yorker piece about the failure of climate-change legislation this year, McCain became "enraged" when a December 2009 article on Time's Web site passed the nickname on to Sen. Lindsay Graham, whom the headline called the NEW GOP MAVERICK IN THE SENATE. Writes Lizza: Graham told colleagues that McCain had called him and yelled at him, incensed that he was stealing the maverick mantle. “After that Graham story came out, McCain completely stopped talking to me,” Jay Newton-Small, the author of the Time piece, said. With that, McCain’s statement to NEWSWEEK in...
  • Reagan and Goldwater Would Be Considered 'RINOs' Today, Says Meghan McCain

    10/02/2010 2:12:59 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 65 replies
    CNN / Newsbusters ^ | 2010-10-01
    Meghan McCain apparently thinks there will be a "bloodletting" in the GOP in the next election, because the party has no room for controversial socially liberal figures like her. Appearing on CNN's "American Morning" Thursday, McCain criticized the current state of the Republican Party, which she believes is too conservative and narrow-minded... (snip) When the subject of "RINOs" (Republican-In-Name-Only) surfaced, McCain asserted that conservative icons Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan "would both be called that today." In addition, McCain had dark predictions for the GOP in the "next election," predicting a party purge of sorts. (snip) CNN co-anchor Kiran Chetry...
  • McCain approaches $20 million in campaign spending

    08/13/2010 4:08:04 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 99 replies
    AP ^ | 2010-08-13
    PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona Sen. John McCain spent another $3.6 million last month in his bid to secure re-election. He's now spent almost $20 million on the race, nearly all of it since former Congressman J.D. Hayworth began challenging him in the Republican primary earlier this year.
  • A force to be reckoned with (Egyptian Air Force)

    08/09/2010 7:02:30 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 17 replies
    Arabian Aerospace ^ | 9 August 2010
    A force to be reckoned with Posted on 9 August 2010 in Defence The Egyptian Air Force (EAF) or Al Quwwat Al Jawwiya Il Misriya, is one of the largest air arms in the region and is also one of the longest established. Formed in 1930 as the Egyptian Army Air Force, it became fully independent in 1937. Initially it had close links with the British Royal Air Force and was primarily equipped with British-supplied aircraft. Spitfires gave way to Meteors and Vampires before the 1952 revolution, after which the new president, General Gamal Abdel Nasser, turned to the Soviet...
  • The Case Against Russ Feingold

    07/30/2010 10:09:43 AM PDT · by murmur · 2 replies
    Heartland Murmurs ^ | Byrne | Frank
    Again, as far as it goes, I don’t mind a progressive voting with these folks routinely. It’s what I expect; it’s voting his conscience, and what they do. What I do mind is insulting his constituency’s intelligence by posing as some kind of moderate come election time. I only wonder whether his assumption that we are a bunch of rube idiots is more the result of the elite education, or a career in politics. Either way, it isn’t very Wisconsin like.
  • Lindsey Graham – Maverick, deal-maker with ‘vision’

    07/04/2010 7:34:06 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 18 replies
    Lindsey Graham was sitting in a sedan early one morning and contentedly discussing the various fellow S.C. conservatives who dislike him — Tea Partiers, Constitutionalists, immigration hardliners — when Van Cato, his Upstate regional director, lifted a hand from the steering wheel and said: “That’s the leader of them right there. There’s his sign. He’s running for Greenville County Council.” “Harry Kibler,” Graham, South Carolina’s senior U.S. senator, murmured as he read the campaign poster. “He’s the one that has that prop of your legs sticking out of a toilet in the back of his truck,” Cato added helpfully. Graham...
  • McCain defends his conservatism

    06/12/2010 10:07:26 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 120 replies · 2,122+ views
    The Yuma Sun, Yuma, Ariz. ^ | 2010-06-12 | Chris McDaniel
    Senator John McCain's record as a staunch conservative came under fire during his Yuma town hall meeting Friday evening at Booth Machinery, prompting the senator to fire back in his own defense with a level of fiery passion reminiscent of his younger days. “It seems to me that every time you run for election you tack very much to the right…” Steve Replogle, a member of the Colorado River Tea Party, told McCain during the town hall. “I have personal questions in regards to your positions. You have at times advocated cap and trade… amnesty, and the McCain-Feingold Bill made...
  • Mitt Romney to Campaign for John McCain In Arizona

    06/02/2010 4:33:25 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 30 replies · 394+ views
    See BS ^ | May 28th | Jaywon Choe
    Former Massachusetts governor and 2008 presidential candidate Mitt Romney has announced that he will campaign for Senator John McCain (R - Ariz.) next week. According to McCain's campaign website, Romney will join the senator in Mesa, Arizona for a town hall meeting on Friday, June 4th. McCain, a four-term senator, is leading former Scottsdale Congressman J.D. Hayworth in a close race in the Republican primary in Arizona. The primary will be held in August. The announcement may come as a surprise, as during the 2008 presidential race Romney and McCain, both seeking the Republican nomination, appeared to be bitter rivals.
  • (RINO) Senator McCain now says border soldiers should be armed ("I've never been for amnesty")

    05/29/2010 10:45:13 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 195 replies · 3,448+ views
    TUCSON, AZ (KGUN - TV) - Arizona Senator John McCain now says soldiers sent to the border should be armed. This revelation comes one day after Senate democrats shot down McCain's border plan to send 6,000 soldiers to the border. At a town hall meeting in Tucson, McCain first told 60 of his supporters in attendance that President Obama's plan to send 1,200 soldiers would not work because the soldiers would only be assigned to "desk jobs." (snip) Nunez asked: "What do you say to the those who accuse you of throwing out numbers, sending 6,000 troops to the border,...
  • Hayworth vs. McCain -- Primary Headline Roundup [humble vanity -- please help]

    02/21/2010 12:45:59 PM PST · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 349 replies · 3,252+ views
    Please help. I plan to keep this thread alive until McCain loses the primary. Let's NAIL THAT RINO! Please help scout for headlines to bring here. I will ping people here once a week with choice headlines and links. [Since it's the OPPOSITE of high volume, several have already signed on.] If you would like to be on this once-a-week ping list, please let me know. Any helpful links will be appreciated. "The most recent online scores from the American Conservative Union are from 2008. In that year, John McCain scored 63 and had a lifetime average of 81.43. ......
  • McCain sympathizes with undocumented students (ILLEGAL ALIEN BARF-O-RAMA ALERT)

    05/23/2010 9:16:45 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 33 replies · 1,099+ views
    KGUN-TV ABC 9 Tucson, Ariz. ^ | 2010-05-24 | Sergio Avila
    TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Senator John McCain tells KGUN 9 News he sympathizes with the illegal immigrant students who put their residents in the United States on the line to show their support for the DREAM Act. The bill would grant students who are under the age of 16 and illegally in the country a path to citizenship if they meet certain requirements. The three undocumented students face deportation after a sit in demonstration inside McCain's Tucson office. The senator later met with the students to hear their side of the story. "Their situation is one that they're in jeopardy. They...
  • AZ-Sen. 2010: McCain, The Disappearing Maverick (Michelle Malkin)

    04/23/2010 10:25:53 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 33 replies · 1,141+ views
    National Review Online Via NPR ^ | 2010-04-23 | Michelle Malkin
    I need a Dramamine to cover Sen. John McCain's reelection bid. With his desperate lurch to the right, he's inducing more motion sickness than a Disneyland teacup. McCain's campaign represents the same self-serving political cynicism that American voters have grown tired of stomaching from the current White House. We need choices, not carbon copies. After decades of embracing the liberal-media moniker "maverick," for his frequent derision of the conservative wing of the Republican party, McCain has now abandoned the label. He told Newsweek magazine earlier this month: "I never considered myself a maverick." But countless YouTube videos show McCain and...
  • MSNBC's Mike Barnicle Smears John McCain: More Afraid of J.D. Hayworth Than North Vietnamese

    04/18/2010 8:34:36 AM PDT · by AuntB · 43 replies · 1,095+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | Arpril 14, 2010 | Scott Whitlock
    During a discussion of John McCain's drift rightward on Wednesday's Morning Joe, MSNBC contributor Mike Barnicle smeared the Arizona Senator as more scared of Republican primary challenger J.D. Hayworth than he was of his Vietnamese torturers. Barnicle mocked, "The ultimate sadness is that, here, in the 21st century, running for re-election, he shows more fear of J.D. Hayworth than he showed toward his captors in North Vietnam." [MP3 audio available here] A transcript of the exchange, which aired at 8:05am EDT, follows: JOE SCARBOROUGH: Is he angry and bitter, Mike Barnicle? MIKE BARNICLE: To me, there is a sadness to...
  • Election 2010: Arizona Republican Primary for Senate (McCain-47 Hayworth-42) Rasmussen Poll

    04/16/2010 10:58:57 AM PDT · by Ravi · 160 replies · 3,820+ views
    rasmussen ^ | 4/16/10 | rasmussen
    Incumbent John McCain now earns just 47% support to challenger J.D. Hayworth’s 42% in Arizona’s hotly contested Republican Senate Primary race, according to the latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely primary voters.
  • AZ-Sen. 2010: Agitated McCain: Don't call me a maverick (McCain loses temper, Graham defends him)

    04/14/2010 7:19:36 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 68 replies · 1,406+ views
    Politico ^ | 2010-04-14 | Manu Raju & Jonathan Martin
    John McCain — who built his political persona and his 2008 presidential campaign around the claim that he’s a “maverick” — told Newsweek recently: “I never considered myself a maverick.” When POLITICO asked McCain about the contradiction at the Capitol this week, the Arizona Republican grew visibly irritated and snapped: “I’ve been called a thousand things. It’s absolutely ridiculous.”He said 48 percent of the homeowners in his state are underwater on their mortgages. He said he’s always “done what’s best for my state and the nation.” Then he said it again, adding, “People can consider me whatever they want.” And...
  • AZ-Sen. 2010: McCain repudiates long-time 'maverick' label

    04/08/2010 6:18:09 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 33 replies · 692+ views
    AFP ^ | 2010-04-06
    WASHINGTON (AFP) — Republican Senator John McCain, whose "maverick" breaks with his party won him media acclaim and powered his 2008 White House run, now rejects the moniker, according to Newsweek magazine. The Arizona lawmaker, looking to thwart a primary challenge from a conservative Republican former congressman, played down his history of working with Democrats on issues like overhauling US immigration policy, curbing big money influence in politics, or fighting climate change. "I never considered myself a maverick," Newsweek quoted him as saying. "I consider myself a person who serves the people of Arizona to the best of his abilities."
  • John McCain, Maverick No More

    04/06/2010 1:03:33 AM PDT · by Palter · 17 replies · 763+ views
    WSJ ^ | 05 April 2010 | Susan Davis
    Every so often a politician is quoted as saying something so surprising that it can stop you in your tracks. Washington Wire had one of those moments today when we read the latest issue of Newsweek, which quotes Republican Arizona Sen. John McCain distancing himself from his well-established and long-nurtured national persona. “I never considered myself a maverick,” he told Newsweek. “I consider myself a person who serves the people of Arizona to the best of his abilities.”The statement is stunning on many levels, not least of which because the maverick persona was hammered by the McCain-Palin ticket in the...
  • John McCain: I'm not a Maverick (McCain contradicts Palin)

    04/05/2010 1:41:12 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 56 replies · 1,398+ views
    CBS News - Political Hotsheet ^ | April 5, 2010 | Brian Montopoli
    Sen. John McCain, who has long been identified in the media as a self-professed "maverick," says in a new interview that he never thought the word applied to him. "I never considered myself a maverick," McCain told Newsweek. "I consider myself a person who serves the people of Arizona to the best of his abilities." That's a striking comment in light of the number of times that the former Republican presidential candidate has embraced the term; at a town hall meeting in Michigan in September of 2008, he said, "Sarah [Palin] and I don't agree on every issue -- what...
  • The McCain Mutiny: A maverick fights for his political life—and his soul

    04/03/2010 3:58:32 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 222 replies · 2,927+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 2010-04-03 | David Margolick
    Late last month, at a dusty fairground outside Tucson, John McCain stood behind the person who is, at least for the next few years, surely his most important legacy to American politics. And speaking to the adoring mob, Sarah Palin stood behind John McCain, repaying his inestimable gift to her in the most compelling possible fashion: by helping him to survive. (snip) Many, many years ago she'd competed in a beauty pageant, Palin declared, as women howled (and a few men growled) approvingly. McCain would surely win the talent and debate portions of any such contest, she went on, but...
  • LIVE THREAD: Sarah Palin at McCain Rally NOW ("Send the maverick back to the United States Senate!")

    03/26/2010 12:50:51 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 349 replies · 6,575+ views
    John McCain 2010 ^ | 2010-03-26 | Sarah Palin
    " deep respect and admiration for the McCains..." "Send the maverick back to the United States Senate!" "He is a man of the people!"
  • AZ-Sen. 2010: McCain: Help Main Street first (McCain still pushing amnesty, cap and tax)

    02/17/2010 6:21:39 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 58 replies · 1,234+ views
    The Arizona Daily Sun, Flagstaff, Ariz. / Northern Ariz. ^ | 2010-02-17 | Laura Clymer & Larry Hendricks
    The conversation ranged widely. Topics included job creation, helping Main Street and not Wall Street, overcoming congressional gridlock and reminding residents that he's still the same maverick politician he has been for nearly 24 years. U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., was in Flagstaff Tuesday on the heels of former U.S. Rep. J.D. Hayworth's announcement to run against McCain in the Republican primary in August. He sat down with the Arizona Daily Sun editorial board before giving remarks at the Coconino County Lincoln Day Dinner at the Radisson Woodlands Hotel. During the 75-minute question-and-answer session, he reiterated that his positions haven't...
  • Mavericks For Iran

    02/08/2010 8:43:13 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 253+ views
    The Strategy Page ^ | 01/08/2010 | The Strategy Page
    The UAE (United Arab Emirates) have bought a thousand American AGM-65 Maverick air-to-ground missiles. These cost about $160,000 each. The UAE is getting the infrared version, which works well at night or in bad weather. Maverick is a "fire and forget" missile. Once the pilot picks out the target on a TV screen, the missile continues to home in on the designated target without any continued pilot assistance. The 300 kg (660 pound) missile can carry a warhead of up to 138 kg (300 pounds). The UAE will most likely use the Mavericks from their F-16s, which train to attack...
  • McCain to vote against Bernanke nomination: aide

    01/25/2010 10:55:57 AM PST · by Cheap_Hessian · 23 replies · 704+ views
    Reuters ^ | January 25, 2010 | Steve Holland
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Senator John McCain plans to vote against the nomination of Ben Bernanke to serve another term as chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, a congressional aide said Monday.
  • [Archived article from April 2004] McCain Praises 'Fine' Democrats, Blasts 'Astray' GOP and Bush (Fl

    01/23/2010 3:20:50 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 65 replies · 1,500+ views
    Archive on Newsmax ^ | April 2, 2004
    Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., is launching perhaps his harshest attack yet on his own party and his gushiest praise of Democrats. "I believe my party has gone astray," McCain said yesterday, singling out GOP stands on environmental issues and racial set-asides. "I think the Democratic Party is a fine party, and I have no problems with it, in their views and their philosophy," he said. "But I also feel the Republican Party can be brought back to the principles I articulated before."
  • Maverick Iraqi politician claims Iran could go nuclear within weeks

    12/25/2009 11:47:05 AM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies · 823+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 12/25/09 | HEATHER ROBINSON
    Iraqi parliamentarian Mithal al-Alusi is warning that Iran is much closer to attaining nuclear capability than most sources, including the International Atomic Energy Agency and the US State Department, believe. In fact, he predicts the Iranians could have a nuclear capability - and may announce that they have it - as soon as next month. "We are receiving information which says Iran is so close to producing an atom bomb," Alusi said in an interview earlier this month, the latest in a series of interviews conducted since September. "All the international community, they don't realize how close [the Iranians] are...
  • Sen. McCain remains thorn in Obama’s side [McCain thinks he's president] [love-hate relationship]

    06/25/2009 7:01:46 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 20 replies · 987+ views
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2009-06-25 | Alexander Bolton
    President Obama made a vigorous effort after the election to court Sen. John McCain, hoping his campaign rival would become a Senate advocate for his ambitious agenda. Instead, McCain (R-Ariz.) has emerged as one of the chief gadflies leading Republican opposition to Obama’s biggest legislative initiatives. Nevertheless, Obama and other Democrats still cling to the hope that McCain can be persuaded to help advance their priorities.
  • McCain: Both parties to blame for US woes [attacks the GOP]

    05/27/2009 9:31:45 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 65 replies · 1,439+ views
    The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson, Ariz. ^ | 2009-05-27 | Brian J. Pedersen
    Elections have consequences. Like a stand-up comedian trying to push a catchphrase, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., kept coming back to that statement during an hour-long town hall gathering Tuesday in Marana. Whether it was efforts being made to turn around the economy, President Obama's nomination of Sonia Sotomayor for the Supreme Court or U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi's CIA allegations, McCain told the crowd of more than 200 people at the Marana Municipal Complex that today's America is a direct result of last November's voting. But rather than place all the blame on the ruling Democratic Party, McCain said Republicans were...
  • McCain Resumes His Maverick Ways [Maverick? Nah. More Like Senile.]

    04/02/2009 11:31:28 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 9 replies · 452+ views
    CQ Politics ^ | 2009-04-02
    To the surprise of no one, Sen. John McCain , the Republican Party’s frequent goad and sometimes hero, continues to go his own way. On Thursday, for instance, McCain broke with his party’s strategy on the fiscal 2010 budget resolution and offered a full substitute proposal. House Republicans were pressing a comprehensive, leadership-blessed alternative to the Democrats’ budget in that chamber, but Senate GOP leaders had decided to attack the Democrats’ proposal amendment by amendment. That didn’t suit McCain. He argued that an alternative should be offered to show the public that Republicans have a vision for the country. His...
  • McCain Battles Party Leaders on Budget Plan

    04/01/2009 8:13:58 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 36 replies · 945+ views
    CQ Politics ^ | 2009-03-31 | Jonathan Allen
    Republican leaders in the Senate are clashing with John McCain, their party’s 2008 presidential nominee. He wants to offer an alternative to the Democratic budget and they don’t. The behind-the-scenes battle is part of a larger split in the Republican Party. Some in the GOP believe their best strategy is to resist President Obama’s agenda and take carefully chosen shots through amendments they all agree on; others want the party to do more to demonstrate how a Republican imprint would be different. As Congress works on setting broad budget caps for fiscal 2010, McCain appears to be in the minority...
  • Meghan McCain on Larry King: I am pro-Obama, pro-gay marriage, but against conservative bullies

    03/24/2009 10:26:55 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 107 replies · 4,303+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | Tuesday, March 24th 2009
    Sen. John McCain's daughter continued her all-out media tour with a stop on CNN's "Larry King Live" Tuesday night, voicing support for her father's campaign opponent, President Obama, but none for her Republican critics. Meghan McCain, a columnist for, also tried to take the high road after conservative radio host Laura Ingraham had joked about the 24 year-old's weight last week. "As far as I'm concerned with what's going on with Laura Ingraham, on my end, it's over," McCain told King. "There are nine million women in this country suffering from eating disorders. And I'm not going to be...
  • McCain elbows his way back [grasping for relevance]

    03/04/2009 7:19:06 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 10 replies · 631+ views
    The Hill, Washington DC ^ | 2009-03-04 | Alexander Bolton
    Four months after he lost his bid for the White House, no one in the Senate really knows what to make of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.). This week McCain tried to strip most of the earmarks from a pending $410 billion omnibus spending bill. The effort failed. While the former GOP presidential candidate managed to rally 30 of his Republican colleagues behind his amendment, once it was struck down, 27 of them were happy to abandon the stand and accept their millions of dollars in earmarks, now secure in the bill. The moment seemed to answer a question raised immediately...
  • Will MSM Label Incoming NY Senator as 'Maverick Democrat?'

    01/23/2009 6:17:43 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 24 replies · 793+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | January 23, 2009 | P.J. Gladnick
    The decision by New York Governor David Paterson to name a somewhat conservative replacement (by that state's democrat standards), Kirsten Gillibrand, to Hillary Clinton's U.S. Senate seat has already sent some liberals into a tizzy. They are upset over Gillibrand's support for the National Rifle Association as well as for extending the Bush tax cuts among the issues that disturb them. So when will the mainstream begin labeling Gillibrand as a "Maverick Democrat?" Or is the "maverick" label applied by the MSM only to Republicans who are liberals or "moderates" (really meaning liberal)?