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  • John McCain blocking Trump's Army secretary nominee over Niger information

    10/20/2017 5:18:29 AM PDT · by workerbee · 40 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/19/17 | Travis J. Tritten
    Sen. John McCain said Thursday he is holding up President Trump's pick for Army secretary and other nominees partly to get answers about recent soldier deaths in Niger. McCain, R-Ariz., added the Oct. 4 ambush by ISIS-aligned fighters in West Africa that killed four soldiers to the list of military briefings his Armed Services Committee wants from the Trump administration in exchange for moving Defense Department nominees. The DoD has launched an investigation of the incident in Africa and plans to release the findings to Congress, Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, Trump's national security adviser, said Thursday. The Armed Services chairman...
  • McCain on filibuster change: ‘It’s a bad day for democracy’

    04/06/2017 1:27:54 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 98 replies
    Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., bemoaned the state of the Senate on Thursday as Majority Leader Mitch McConnell moved to change the chamber’s rules in order to break through the Democratic filibuster of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch with a simple majority. Earlier in the day, Republicans failed to reach the 60-vote supermajority needed to end debate and proceed to a vote. “It’s a bad day for democracy,” McCain said before entering the Senate chamber, where he later voted with fellow Republicans to change the rules. “I think it’s a terrible mistake that we will regret for many, many years to...
  • Trump's Senate Saboteurs

    03/03/2017 6:35:57 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 3, 2017 | Fran Fawcett Peterson
    American Thinker Trump's Senate Saboteurs By Fran Fawcett Peterson March 3, 2017 The Republican-controlled Senate is to blame for only 17 Trump confirmations so far. Trump has 1242 more needing Senate approval, or the number may be as low as 500, it's hard to pin down. Republicans are to blame because they are in the majority and thus in control of the schedule. Given the Senate’s vacation schedule, officially “state work period,” there is an almost impossibility of Trump getting all 1242 appointees confirmed in four years even if they worked round the clock. If the figure is only 500...
  • Top GOP senators: Aleppo 'will be a testament to our moral failure and everlasting shame'

    12/13/2016 12:23:45 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 156 replies
    Republican Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham issued a blistering statement Tuesday condemning the US' failure to act to prevent the "slaughter" of hundreds of thousands of people in Syria. "The words 'never again' ring hollow today with reports that Aleppo is falling to Assad regime forces," the senators wrote, amid reports that forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad were on the brink of fully recapturing the besieged city of Aleppo from opposition forces. "For four long years, Aleppo has been at the center of the Assad regime's war on the Syrian people," the statement continued. "Together with its...
  • McCain: I'll answer 'stupid, idiotic' Trump questions next year

    12/08/2016 1:29:24 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 71 replies
    Sen. John McCain JOHN MCCAIN Senate votes to elevate Cyber Command in military Senate sends annual defense bill to Obama's desk Trump really can't do much to reduce tensions with Putin's Russia MORE (R-Ariz.) is pledging to break his silence on President-elect Donald Trump next year. "On the first of January, I promise to start answering these stupid, idiotic questions," he told reporters on Tuesday. McCain has largely refused to talk about Trump for months, despite a constant stream of questions from Capitol Hill reporters. A reporter on Tuesday again began to ask McCain about Trump, but McCain interrupted him,...
  • USA Transnational Report – July 2, 2016 – “Brexit” Fallout, Terror In Istanbul, & More [radio]

    07/02/2016 6:41:13 AM PDT · by Randall_S · 1 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | July 2, 2016 | USA Transnational Report
    “BREXIT” Fallout, Turkish Terror, & MORE… LIVE Saturday (7/2) 8 AM EST!!! Join us this Saturday to hear the latest news and analysis around the “Brexit” fallout, both economically and politically. We’ll also discuss the terror attack in Istanbul, and other top headlines from around the world. How reliable are our so-called pundits when addressing these topics on a daily basis? Topics of Discussion: - Fallout of the British “Brexit” Referendum – Politically and Financially - Potential Domino Effect of Brexit - Terror in Turkey & the Modus Operandi and Timing of the Terrorists - McCain’s anti-waterboarding comments contra Trump...
  • Arizona’s Salmon Bides His Time on McCain Challenge

    06/04/2015 5:24:29 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 16 replies ^ | 6/4/15 | Simone Pathe
    The pressure for Arizona Rep. Matt Salmon to challenge Sen. John McCain doesn’t end with conservative outside groups hoping to unseat the five-term Senator. “Numerous members in the House — and some members of the Senate — which has shocked me greatly,” have encouraged him to run in a GOP primary, Salmon told CQ Roll Call Wednesday. “It seems like the drumbeat is getting louder and louder and louder. From colleagues here, from colleagues over on the Senate side,” Salmon said. But Salmon, 57, isn’t ready to take the jump — at least not yet. And he thinks much of...
  • Arizona legislator Kelli Ward to formally explore run against Sen. John McCain

    04/14/2015 6:17:37 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 11 replies ^ | 4/13/15
    PHOENIX -- An Arizona legislator said she's formally exploring a possible primary challenge to Sen. John McCain, a fellow Republican and five-term incumbent. State Sen. Kelli Ward said in Monday's announcement that she wanted to provide a "new, positive, principled voice for Arizona in Washington" and that she's received strong encouragement to run in 2016.
  • 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...
  • Our View: U.S. Sen. John McCain (D-Arizona?)

    02/17/2014 7:26:11 AM PST · by SandRat · 14 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Staff | Herald/Review
    As long as we have a few Democrats in town, why not throw a match onto an issue that’s waiting to flame? The Cochise County Democrat Party should endorse John McCain for re-election to the U.S. Senate. Tell us we’re wrong. Arizona’s senior senator has lost the love of local and state Republican Party officials, who made national news just a few weeks ago denouncing the war hero for his “liberal” leanings. Before Cochise County joined the fray, McCain had already been censured by three county Republican parties, most notably Maricopa, the state’s largest GOP group. Cochise County wasn’t far...
  • Egypt bans Muslim Brotherhood group

    09/23/2013 5:14:45 AM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 70 replies
    CAIRO (AP) -- An Egyptian court has banned the Muslim Brotherhood group and ordered its assets confiscated in a dramatic escalation of a crackdown by the military-backed government against supporters of the ousted Islamist president Mohammed Morsi. Egypt state TV said the court issued its ruling on Monday.
  • Rubio Helps Kill Amendment Requiring Border Fence He Claims to Support

    06/18/2013 5:25:46 PM PDT · by Fred · 43 replies ^ | 061813 | Matthew Boyle
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said late Tuesday that he supports securing the United States border with Mexico with a double-tiered fence but voted against an amendment to the “Gang of Eight” immigration bill that would have required exactly that. Rubio and his fellow Gang of Eight Republicans helped the Democrats kill an amendment from Sen. John Thune (R-SD) that would have required the double-tiered fence be built, as current law requires, before amnesty was granted to America’s at least 11 million illegal immigrants. The only other Republican to vote against the amendment was Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK). “I support Senator...
  • Read it here first, Rubio's Folly: It’s not what the senator promised, but he’s defending it anyway.

    05/07/2013 8:15:48 AM PDT · by National Review
    National Review ^ | May 7, 2013 | National Review
    Calculating the Cost of Amnesty By The Editors The Heritage Foundation has undertaken to back a plausible theory with numbers. The theory is that the amnesty contained in the immigration bill before Congress will cost taxpayers plenty; it is plausible because we have a large redistributive state, and many of the illegal immigrants to whom this bill will grant legal status — and the relatives their legal status will allow them to bring here — will be net recipients of government benefits.
  • McCain calls Paul, Cruz, Amash ‘wacko birds’

    03/08/2013 8:37:09 AM PST · by mandaladon · 61 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 8 Mar 2013 | Rachel Weiner
    <p>Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is continuing to criticize his fellow Republicans for their filibuster of incoming CIA Director John O. Brennan over drone policy. In an interview with the Huffington Post, McCain referred to Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) and Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) as “wackos.”</p>
  • McCain gets fed up with fellow Republican, says ‘lends some credence’ to idea of filibuster reform

    12/03/2012 7:21:51 PM PST · by mak5 · 71 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/3/2012 | Alexis Levinson
    Republican Sen. John McCain became so fed up with a Republican colleague’s efforts to block the National Defense Authorization Act on Monday that he suggested in a floor speech that perhaps Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid’s push to change the rules of the filibuster was not a bad idea.
  • Fox Breaking News: Libya Attack Done By Released Al-Qaeda Member From GITMO

    09/19/2012 3:04:40 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 198 replies
    Fox News | 9/19/2012
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  • McRINO 2007: Co-Sponsors Amnesty Bill With Ted Kennedy. McRINO 2010: “No Amnesty, Send Them Back”

    07/06/2010 11:06:25 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 17 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | JULY 6, 2010 | ZIP
    (The Hill)- Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Tuesday he would favor immigration reform that would deport most of the residents of the United States who are here illegally. McCain, who at one point had been the top Republican advocate for immigration legislation promising a pathway to citizenship for some illegal immigrants, said he favored establishing a guest worker program. But McCain expressed opposition to any program that would give illegal immigrants a way to become citizens. “No amnesty. Many of them need to be sent back,” McCain said during an interview on KQTH-FM in Tucson, Ariz. Once the border is...
  • Odds McCain Trashes Sarah Palin when he loses to JD

    02/16/2010 3:23:13 PM PST · by VastRWCon · 77 replies · 1,124+ views
    What are the odds that McCain and his husky daughter start trashing Sarah Palin the day after he loses his re-election bid to JD Hayworth?
  • White House v. the Supreme Court [Obama Uses Dissent To Justify Attack!]

    01/28/2010 12:18:23 PM PST · by Steelfish · 25 replies · 1,947+ views
    NYTimes ^ | January 28, 2010 | David Kirkpatrick
    January 28, 2010 White House v. the Supreme Court By DAVID KIRKPATRICK The White House is trying to back up President Obama’s side after a rare moment of dispute with Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. was captured on camera during last night’s State of the Union. Justice Alito stole a sliver of the limelight during the president’s address, when he was seen shaking his head and mouthing “No, it’s not true” as Mr. Obama criticized a recent Supreme Court campaign finance ruling. The president, a former teacher of constitutional law, had asserted that the ruling, known informally as...
  • DU Panel: Legalization Of Immigrants Beneficial

    12/09/2009 10:33:51 AM PST · by george76 · 31 replies · 1,616+ views
    Associated Press - ^ | December 9, 2009 | IVAN MORENO
    Millions of undocumented people in the U.S. should be given a path to legal status after the country finds a way to stop illegal immigration, business and government leaders said in a report Wednesday. The University of Denver report argues that legalizing as many of the estimated 12 million undocumented immigrants as possible could strengthen the economy and national security. But it should come with conditions, such as requiring new immigrants to learn English, pass criminal and medical background checks, and pay any taxes that they owe, the document states. The report is the product of a year of discussions...