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  • John McCain was tortured as a POW. Will he help sink CIA nominee implicated in torture program?

    04/20/2018 1:42:22 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 50 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | April 19, 2018 | Chris Megerian
    Activists seeking to derail President Trump's nomination of Gina Haspel to lead the CIA are looking to Sen. John McCain to cast the deciding vote against her — assuming he is well enough to return to Washington. The 81-year-old Republican was diagnosed with brain cancer in July and last cast a vote in the Senate on early December before he returned home to Arizona for treatment. He underwent surgery in Phoenix for an intestinal infection on April 15. Haspel's critics are counting on McCain to speak out against her nomination, even if he can't cast a vote on the Senate...
  • McCabe Swipes At Comey: He's Not Telling The Truth

    04/18/2018 8:59:39 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 43 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | April 18, 2018
    Andrew McCabe — who was fired as FBI deputy director last month — hit back at former FBI Director James Comey, saying he was not telling the truth in an interview earlier Wednesday. “Comey has relied on the accuracy and the soundness of the Office of the Inspector General's (OIG) conclusions in their report on Mr. McCabe. In fact, the report fails to adequately address the evidence (including sworn testimony) and documents that prove that Mr. McCabe advised Director Comey repeatedly that he was working with the Wall Street Journal on the stories in question prior to publication,” said Michael...
  • Inside the Night McCain Helped Doom the GOP Health Care Bill

    04/18/2018 12:15:52 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 32 replies
    PBS ^ | April 17, 2018 | Patrice Taddonio
    From criticizing President Donald Trump for congratulating Vladimir Putin on his re-election in March, to saying earlier this month that Trump’s comments about withdrawing from Syria “emboldened” Bashar al-Assad, Arizona Senator John McCain in recent weeks has continued to uphold his reputation as one of the Republican Party’s most vocal critics of the president. But what was perhaps McCain’s most dramatic gesture of dissent against President Trump to date came at 1:30 a.m. on July 28, 2017. In the opening scene from the new FRONTLINE documentary McCain, which traces the Republican Party’s evolution across McCain’s political career, and how President...
  • Arizona Senate moves to change rules for replacing McCain

    04/17/2018 8:30:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 17, 2018 7:45 PM EDT | Bob Christie
    The Republican-controlled Arizona Legislature is moving to ensure that ailing Sen. John McCain’s seat isn’t on the November ballot if he leaves office, but Democrats plan to block the effort. The effort emerged Tuesday as the state Senate put an emergency clause on a bill changing how members of Congress who die or resign are replaced. U.S. Senate vacancies are filled by a governor’s appointee, with the seat on the next general election ballot. The secretary of state has interpreted that to mean that if McCain’s seat is vacated by May 31, it would be on the August primary and...
  • John McCain Documentary Production Begins: HBO Receives Special Access

    04/17/2018 4:18:22 PM PDT · by ethom · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 Apr 2018 | y MICHELLE MOONS
    Senator John McCain agreed after being diagnosed with brain cancer, to give HBO special access for a documentary on his life. Work has now begun on the television film, HBO announced on Monday. Six-time Emmy award-winner Peter Kunhardt is set to produce and direct the documentary and is working with his Emmy-winning sons George and Teddy Kunhardt, according to Deadline.com. The film, as of press time, is untitled and no premiere date has been set. Filmmakers are being given an exclusive look into McCain’s life both in Washington, D.C. and back home in Sedona, Arizona. The report listed family, friends,...
  • John McCain undergoes surgery for intestinal infection

    04/16/2018 5:30:44 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 96 replies
    CNN ^ | April 16, 2018 | Ted Barrett
    (CNN) - Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain, who has has been undergoing treatment for a brain cancer diagnosis in his home state since late last year, is hospitalized in stable condition after undergoing surgery for an intestinal infection, his office said Monday. In a statement, his office said, "On Sunday, Senator McCain was admitted to Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona, and underwent surgery to treat an intestinal infection related to diverticulitis."
  • McCain to Trump: Airstrikes alone won't achieve objectives in Syria

    04/14/2018 2:34:46 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 84 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/14/18 | Rebecca Kheel
    “I applaud the president for taking military action against the Assad regime for its latest use of chemical weapons, and for signaling his resolve to do so again if these heinous attacks continue,” McCain said in a statement. “To succeed in the long run, we need a comprehensive strategy for Syria and the entire region,” he added later. “The president needs to lay out our goals, not just with regard to ISIS, but also the ongoing conflict in Syria and malign Russian and Iranian influence in the region. Airstrikes disconnected from a broader strategy may be necessary, but they alone...
  • Meghan McCain Erupts After Audience Cheers Paul Ryan Retirement: ‘You Deserve Trump’

    04/11/2018 1:05:18 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 85 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 Apr 2018 | Pam Key
    Wednesday on ABC’s “The View,” co-host Meghan McCain got visibly upset and raised her voice in anger while debating the retirement of House Speaker Paul Ryan. After the studio audience loudly cheered the news, McCain said, “Cheering kind of surprises me a little bit because Paul Ryan is a politician of an era gone by. He was one of the most powerful congressmen between 2009 and 2016, before Trumpism sort of completely took over. He is a really classic conservative, and this party is the party of Trump now. People like me who are old-school conservatives, we’re really on our...
  • BREAKING: OBAMA HOLDOVER ACCUSED OF CORRUPTION APPROVED TRUMP LAWYER RAID

    04/11/2018 7:49:48 AM PDT · by Jack Black · 80 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 4/10/18 | Daniel Greenfield
    The inmates are running the asylum and locking up the guards. When the media first began to spin the raid on the president's lawyer, they claimed that it had been approved by a Trump appointee. Of course it hadn't. It came from Rosenstein on one end. And Trump's appointee had recused himself. That left his deputy, an Obama holdover. Robert Khuzami. And there are reports that he allegedly made the decision. Khuzami was in charge of SEC enforcement under Obama. He did speak at the RNC convention in '04 in support of the Patriot Act and donated to McCain in...
  • McCain takes his Trump criticism to a whole new level, /Tr

    04/09/2018 7:37:01 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 67 replies
    WaPo ^ | 9 Apr 2018 | Aaron Blake
    <p>Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has made it pretty clear that he's no fan of President Trump; he delivered a whole speech that attacked Trump's worldview and seemed to knock Trump for receiving Vietnam deferments for bone spurs. But McCain's comments about Trump on Sunday might be his most severe to date.</p>
  • Q Anon: (4/8/18) FRiendly Freeper Collaboration

    04/08/2018 6:58:47 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 2,367 replies
    qntmpkts.keybase.pub ^ | 4/8/2018 | FReepers, Vanity
    This thread is a friendly collaborative place for FReepers to analyze information and share opinons. FReepers have a wide variety of reasons for investigating Q Anon content; this is not the appropriate place to criticize or badger those who choose to use some of their time in this manner. I plan to post one thread at a time and ping new drops posted to it. When I post each (new) thread, the prior thread is retired and all new posts occur on the newest thread. If you are new to Q Anon, the three links below provide overviews to...
  • Q Anon: (4/6/18) FRiendly Freeper Collaboration

    04/06/2018 6:28:11 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 3,148 replies
    qntmpkts.keybase.pub ^ | 4/6/2018 | FReepers, Vanity
    This thread is a friendly collaborative place for FReepers to analyze information and share opinons. FReepers have a wide variety of reasons for investigating Q Anon content; this is not the appropriate place to criticize or badger those who choose to use some of their time in this manner. I plan to post one thread at a time and ping new drops posted to it. When I post each (new) thread, the prior thread is retired and all new posts occur on the newest thread. If you are new to Q Anon, the three links below provide overviews to...
  • McCain: Trump 'emboldened' Assad with comments on US withdrawal from Syria

    04/08/2018 7:19:46 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 97 replies
    CNN ^ | April 8, 2018 | Eli Watkins
    Washington (CNN) - Republican Sen. John McCain said Sunday that President Donald Trump's comments that the US military would leave Syria "very soon" had emboldened Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad, resulting in the reported chemical weapons attack Saturday that killed dozens of the country's civilians. "President Trump last week signaled to the world that the United States would prematurely withdraw from Syria," the Arizona senator said in a statement. "Bashar Assad and his Russian and Iranian backers have heard him, and emboldened by American inaction, Assad has reportedly launched another chemical attack against innocent men, women and children, this time in...
  • GOP Strategist Steve Schmidt Rips ‘Imbecile’ Trump For Trade War

    04/08/2018 4:54:40 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 95 replies
    Mediaite ^ | April 4, 2018 | Caleb Ecarma
    Republican strategist Steve Schmidt tore into Donald Trump while appearing on MSNBC today — calling the president an “imbecile” for his trade wars and adding that he has “no idea what he’s talking about.” As news circulated this morning that the stock market dropped dramatically after China responded to Trump’s tariffs with trade restrictions of their own, the president denied that there is a “trade war” happening, despite all evidence pointing to the opposite being true. Schmidt noted this while discussing the issue with a fired-up Stephanie Ruhle this morning:
  • The whispered speculation about replacing John McCain is getting louder

    04/08/2018 9:53:47 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 83 replies
    Vox ^ | 4 April 2018 | Dylan Scott
    It might be uncomfortable to talk about, but Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) has been fighting brain cancer since July. The 81-year-old has not returned to the US Capitol since December. So the speculation is already underway about what would happen if McCain stepped down — or, worse, could no longer serve. The Washington Post reported Tuesday that a list of possible successors is circulating in the whispering Republican class, headlined by McCain’s wife, Cindy McCain, and former US Sen. Jon Kyl. If McCain leaves office before May 30, the Post indicated, his Senate seat will be on the ballot in...
  • John McCain Urges United States to Rejoin Trans-Pacific Partnership

    04/06/2018 1:55:17 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 103 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04-06-2018 | Charlie Spiering
    Failed presidential candidate Senator John McCain advised President Donald Trump to rejoin the Trans-Pacific partnership trade deal. “It’s easy to punish China. It’s a lot harder to hold it truly accountable and change its behavior,” the senator wrote on Twitter. “That requires a real strategy and positive trade agenda, which is why the US should rejoin the #TPP11.” TPP-11 is the new version of the free trade partnership in Asia after Trump withdrew from the deal because it wasn’t fair to the United States. McCain criticized Trump for withdrawing from the TPP trade deal, during a May speech in Australia...
  • John McCain NRA funding: Parkland survivor David Hogg questions the Senator's NRA contributions

    03/30/2018 1:12:12 PM PDT · by C19fan · 114 replies
    ABC 15 Arizona ^ | March 30, 2018 | Staff
    On Friday, Parkland Survivor David Hogg questioned Senator John McCain's funding from the National Rifle Association on Twitter. "Why do you take so much money from the NRA?" Hogg asked Sen. McCain via Twitter. Hogg's question was in response to an unrelated tweet by Sen. McCain about a proposed expansion project of the Rio Salado, titled "Rio Reimagined."
  • eport: John McCain’s FBI Handoff Turned Trump Hoax Dossier Into ‘Urgent Matter’

    03/29/2018 10:21:49 AM PDT · by detective · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 28 Mar 2018 | Aaron Klein
    John McCain’s involvement in handing the largely discredited, Democrat-funded dossier directly to then-FBI Director James Comey helped to turn the anti-Trump document into a more urgent matter, according to a recently released book. It has not been clear why McCain delivered the dossier to Comey in December 2016. By then, the FBI had not only already reportedly launched an investigation into Trump’s campaign partially utilizing the dossier, but Comey himself had two months earlier signed an application using the dossier to obtain a FISA warrant on Carter Page, who briefly served as a volunteer foreign policy adviser to Trump’s campaign.
  • 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.
  • McCain, Sasse call for coordinated NATO response to poisoning of ex-Russian spy

    03/27/2018 4:52:10 AM PDT · by granada · 42 replies
    the Hill ^ | March 15, 2018 | REBECCA KHEEL
    McCain, the Senate Armed Services Committee chairman, and Sasse, who sits on the panel, are calling for NATO's Article 4 to be invoked to speed up the allied nations' response. Article 4 allows for members to call a special session of NATO's North Atlantic Council. The letter was sent to Defense Secretary James Mattis, Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan and current CIA Director and Secretary of State nominee Mike Pompeo.