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  • Obama Squeezes Republicans' Throats On Defense Spending

    10/07/2015 2:20:30 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 50 replies ^ | October 7, 2015 | Ben Shapiro
    On Monday, the Obama administration announced that President Obama would veto a defense authorization bill if it did not close down Guantanamo Bay. White House press secretary Josh Earnest explained that the House funding bill would be vetoed “principally because…of the irresponsible way that it funds our national defense priorities, but also because of the efforts to prevent the closure [of] the prison at Guantanamo Bay.” He added that Democrats would sustain Obama’s veto, and defense authorization would die.
  • Fiorina outlines hawkish policies on Iran, Russia (US-enforced no-fly zone in Syria)

    10/07/2015 9:39:14 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 30 replies
    Concord Monitor ^ | 10/7/15 | MEGAN DOYLE
    Should Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina win the Oval Office, she wouldn’t be making any calls to her counterpart in Russia. “I wouldn’t speak to Vladmir Putin,” Fiorina said. She would, however, rebuild a missile defense program in Poland and conduct military exercises in the Baltic States. “I would guarantee you that after four or five or six months of that kind of behavior, Vladmir Putin will speak differently with the United States of America,” she said. “It’s how people behave. He’s a bully.” Fiorina, the only woman seeking the GOP nomination, is the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard. She ran...
  • McCain: Russia 'Winning' in Syria

    10/06/2015 10:07:16 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 26 replies
    Voice of America ^ | 10/07/2015 | Chris Hannas
    WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator John McCain criticized the response of President Barack Obama's administration to Russian military action in Syria, saying "everybody knows that Russia is winning." McCain, who has long promoted deploying U.S. ground forces to fight Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, told Alhurra TV that Russia has established itself and become "the dominant player." "They have for the first time since 1973 played a major role in the Middle East, and they're achieving all of their objectives while we sit by and call it a quagmire or in the words of the secretary of defense, unprofessional," McCain said....
  • Will Conservative Hardliners Break the 'RINO' Spell in 2016?

    10/06/2015 11:50:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Bloomberg Politics | October 6, 2015 | Sahil Kapur
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  • McCain:Airstrike on Afghan hospital was avoidable(The military hero strikes at our boys again)

    10/05/2015 5:59:02 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 19 replies
    wash times ^ | 10/4/15 | s miller
    Sen. John McCain on Sunday blamed the airstrike that killed 22 people in an Afghan hospital run by the medical charity Doctors without Borders on the “fog of war” and the Obama administration’s withdraw of U.S. troops from the war zone. “We call it fog of war, unfortunately. And it’s a tragedy, and our thoughts and prayers go out to them,” Mr. McCain, a former Navy fighter pilot in the Vietnam War who now chairs the Senate Armed Services Committee, said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” He said that the tragedy likely would have been avoided if U.S. troops...
  • McCain: Trump Doesn't Understand Syria

    10/04/2015 9:38:30 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 54 replies
    CNN ^ | October 04, 2015
    Sen. John McCain says that GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump doesn't understand the problems posed by Russia's new role in the Syrian conflict. "I don't think he understands very well the situation. And he's entitled to his opinion," the Arizona Republican said Sunday in an interview with CNN's Jake Tapper on "State of the Union." McCain was pushing back against Trump's assertion last week that the United States should let ISIS and Syria's army fight -- and let Russia worry about ISIS there. Trump's comment came as Russia launched air strikes in the region. "Do we want to keep slaughtering...
  • Clueless Carly Fiorina Would Create A NO-FLY Zone To Protect Non-ISIS Terrorist Groups Who Are

    10/04/2015 4:13:19 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 30 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 10/4/15 | Walid Shoebat
    Clueless Carly Fiorina Would Create A NO-FLY Zone To Protect Non-ISIS Terrorist Groups Who Are Slaughtering Christians In Syria. Carly Fiorina says she would consider shooting down Russian fighter jets if necessary…the same Russian fighter jets that are trying to protect Assad, the Syrian leader who has kept his Christian population safe from Muslim terrorists all these years…until ISIS and the Obama-backed Free Syrian Rebels started trying to take him down. These non-ISIS “rebels” whom Carly Fiorina calls “allies” are actually al-Qaeda linked groups like al-Nusra, or the now virtually defunct Free Syrian Army, down to 5 or 6 fighters,...
  • McCain can't beat Democrat, GOP congressman says

    10/04/2015 2:55:05 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 16 replies ^ | September 28, 2015 | Brahm Resnik
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  • US politicians offer neither consensus nor solutions on Syria (Carly, Jeb, Kasich want No-Fly Zone)

    10/03/2015 6:54:02 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 17 replies
    Guardian ^ | 10/3/15 | Lucia Graves
    For years, Republicans have criticised Barack Obama for not doing more to stop the brutalities carried out by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime and to fight Isis. But what they think Obama should do and what the long-term solution might be remained hazy. -snip- Republican rising star Carly Fiorina had already called on the US to enforce a no-fly zone in Syria to protect US-backed rebel fighters, as had Jeb Bush in unequivocal terms. On Friday, another Republican presidential contender joined their camp: “You enter that no-fly zone, you enter at your own peril,” said Governor John Kasich. “No more...
  • Russia Destroys Islamic State Command Center in Syria

    10/03/2015 4:21:45 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 70 replies
    Telesur ^ | Published 2 October 2015 | Abby Martin
    Russian Defense officials reported its air force carried out 18 airstrikes this Thursday. They also destroyed a “terrorist” training camp. Russian Su-34 warplanes attacked and destroyed an Islamic State group command center and training camp Thursday, the Russian Defense Ministry reported. The center is located in Maarat an Numan.
  • Clinton and Fiorina agree on Syrian strategy ...and they're both wrong

    10/03/2015 7:18:48 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 9 replies
    Cain TV ^ | 10/2/15 | Robert Laurie
    WWIII over CIA backed rebels? No thanks. We needed a President and Secretary of State who could stymie Russia on the diplomatic front. We needed a President who was up to the task of managing the world stage. We needed a Commander in Chief who would be either feared or respected by our allies and enemies alike. We don't have that. Instead, we're faced with Middle Eastern chaos, a rapidly expanding global terrorist force, and a refugee crisis that is spreading to every corner of the globe. The President's response has, so far, consisted of a feckless UN speech and...
  • John McCain Challenger Alex Meluskey Blasts McCain for Funding ‘Planned Parenthood [100 char. limit]

    10/02/2015 12:09:52 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 29 replies
    The Politistick ^ | September 27, 2015 | Matthew K. Burke
    It’s campaign season again, and entrenched establishment RINO Senator John McCain, 79 . . . is trying to sound like a conservative again, even having the gall to attend the Values Voter Summit, attended by the type of conservatives McCain often refers to as “crazies” and “wacko birds,” in the nation’s capitol over the weekend. [snip] One of John McCain’s primary opponents, small businessman, radio host, and FAIRtax champion Alex Meluskey, a political newcomer who is running an insurgent grassroots campaign against the entrenched RINO, shot back at McCain’s unwillingness to fight to stop the “human trafficking racket” of Planned...
  • Fiorina: US Must Be Ready To Use Force Against Russia In Syria

    10/02/2015 11:43:48 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 69 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/2/15 | RACHEL STOLTZFOOS
    Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina said the U.S. “must be prepared” to shoot down Russian jets in Syria, if that’s what it takes to protect U.S.-backed rebels fighting Assad. “I believe we must tell the Russians that we will conduct, we will secure a no-fly zone around anti-Assad rebel forces that we’re supporting,” Fiorina said on Fox News Wednesday night. “Does that mean we might use force against Russian jets?” host Sean Hannity asked. “Well, hopefully not,” Fiorina replied. “Hopefully, if we are signaling clearly to the Russians our intention, it will not come to that. But if it does...
  • Hillary echoes Carly Fiorina: I’d impose a no-fly zone inside Syria

    10/02/2015 10:27:01 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 43 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/2/15 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    This was a bad idea when Fiorina pushed it yesterday and it’s still a bad idea today. Is one worse than the other, though? Fiorina wants an NFZ to protect American-backed rebels from Putin’s bombs; Hillary wants one for “humanitarian” reasons, the same sort of thinking that produced the paradise you and I know as modern Libya. It’s worth risking a world war to help decide which barbarians ultimately prevail in Syria, no? “I personally would be advocating now for a no-fly zone and humanitarian corridors to try to stop the carnage on the ground and from the air, to...
  • Pentagon considering protections for U.S.-trained rebels in Syria

    10/02/2015 5:52:42 AM PDT · by McGruff · 38 replies
    Russia's launch of airstrikes in Syria is prompting discussions within the Pentagon about whether the U.S. should use military force to protect U.S.-trained and equipped Syrian rebels if they come under fire by the Russians. U.S. officials said Thursday that senior military leaders and defense officials are working through the thorny legal and foreign policy issues and are weighing the risks of using force in response to a Russian attack.
  • Putin's Resurgent Russia Challenges Weakened U.S. (Fiorina: Use Force Against Russian Jets)

    10/02/2015 4:32:51 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 31 replies
    IBD ^ | 10/1/15 | IBD Editorials
    American Decline: Years of diminishing U.S. power under President Obama have brought us to today's historic Mideast dilemma: proving our willingness to shoot at Russian forces or keep our tail between our legs. -snip- Carly Fiorina, whose debate performances have propelled her into the top tier of 2016 Republican presidential hopefuls, on Wednesday told Fox News' Sean Hannity that the U.S. should establish a no-fly zone around U.S.-backed Syrian rebels. Would that mean using "force against Russian jets?" Fiorina hoped not, but added: "If it does come to that, I think we must be prepared." Nuclear-armed U.S. and Russia are...
  • Carly Fiorina: It’s time for the U.S. to impose a no-fly zone around American-backed rebels in Syria

    10/01/2015 7:35:02 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 31 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/1/15 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Via Breitbart, I realize that every GOP candidate is under pressure right now to contrast themselves with Obama by showing how they’d stand up to Putin. I also realize that Fiorina, fairly or not (i.e. not), bears a special burden in proving how tough she’d be as president to voters who are leery of making a woman commander-in-chief. Politically, this is a fine answer for a Republican primary. We’re going to use the world’s greatest air force to protect our people on the ground over there, and if Putin tries to cross the line, he’ll see what he gets. And...
  • Fiorina Calls for War on Russia in Syria?

    10/01/2015 1:34:56 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 43 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | 10/1/15 | JOSHUA YASMEH
    In an interview with Fox News on Wednesday, Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina chastised the Obama administration, calling its response, or lack thereof, to Russian aggression in Syria, “weak” and willfully naïve. “We must be prepared to use force,” declared Fiorina in a hawkish response to Russian airstrikes in the central city of Homs this week that have transformed the geopolitical calculus in the region. U.S. Pentagon officials insist that the Russian aerial assault is targeting primarily non-ISIS combatants, including the American-backed moderate Syrian opposition. “I can absolutely confirm to you that they were strikes against our Free Syrian Army...
  • Russia Strikes CIA-Armed Post (Syria)

    10/01/2015 10:23:34 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 24 replies
    Breaking News ^ | 10/01/15
    US Sen. John McCain, speaking to CNN, says he can confirm some of Wednesday's Russian air strikes hit Free Syrian Army recruits trained by CIA - @Reuters, @Independent
  • Russia Accused Of Bombing U.S. Armed Rebels

    10/01/2015 7:32:36 AM PDT · by Strategy · 79 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 1, 2015
    MOSCOW -- Russian jets carried out a second day of strikes in Syria Thursday, as a senior U.S. politician and activists claimed the targets included rebels backed by the United States. "I can absolutely confirm to you that they were strikes against our Free Syrian Army recruits that have been armed and trained by the CIA, because we have communications with people there," Republican Sen. John McCain, who is head of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said in an interview with CNN, according to the Reuters news agency.
  • Why Jeb Bush Sees Himself as the John McCain of 2016

    09/30/2015 1:11:36 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 42 replies
    ABC News ^ | 9/30/15 | CANDACE SMITH
    As polls show Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush slipping, and though his donors may be worried, he’s certainly not, at least visibly. Speaking to ABC News today, Bush offered an anecdote about a previous GOP candidate whose chances seemed slim. “This time, eight years ago, John McCain was traveling through the Atlanta airport. I saw him and he had no aide, no person, [he was] by himself because his campaign was supposed to be ended," Bush said of the Arizona senator. “He won the Republican primary that year. This is how the process works; you have to go earn it.”...

    09/28/2015 5:59:01 AM PDT · by McGruff · 23 replies ^ | Sept 28, 2015
    U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ), Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement on the meeting between President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin scheduled for today at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City: “President Obama's decision to meet with Vladimir Putin is as misguided as it is unnecessary. It plays right into Putin's hands by breaking his international isolation, undermining U.S. policy, and legitimizing Putin's destabilizing behavior – from dismembering Ukraine to propping Bashar Assad in Syria. “The White House has said that it wants to de-conflict U.S. and Russian military operations in...
  • The king demanded vengeance and ‘Zarqawi’s woman’ was sent to the gallows

    09/27/2015 1:02:18 PM PDT · by NRx · 32 replies
    WaPo ^ | 09-26-2015 | Joby Warrick
    AMMAN, Jordan — Just after nightfall Feb. 3, a warrant arrived at the city’s main women’s prison for the execution of Sajida al-Rishawi. The instructions had come from King Abdullah II himself, then in Washington on a state visit, and were transmitted from his private plane to the royal court in Jordan’s capital. A clerk relayed the message to the Interior Ministry and then to the prisons department, where it caused a stir. State executions are complicated affairs requiring many steps, yet the king’s wishes were explicit: The woman would face the gallows before the sun rose the next day.
  • U.S. support for Syria rebels illegal, Putin says ahead of Obama meeting

    09/27/2015 8:11:42 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 32 replies
    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday branded U.S. support for rebel forces in Syria as illegal and ineffective, saying U.S.-trained rebels were leaving to join Islamic State with weapons supplied by Washington. In an interview with U.S. networks recorded ahead of a meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama, Putin said Syrian President Bashar al-Assad deserved international support as he was fighting terrorist organizations. Obama and Putin are scheduled to talk on Monday after Putin addresses the United Nations, although White House and Kremlin officials have disagreed on what the two leaders will discuss and even who initiated the meeting. "In...
  • Is Carly Fiorina the Answer to McCain's Prayers for a VP? (2008)

    09/24/2015 7:47:27 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    RCP ^ | 6/30/2008 | Stuart Rothenberg
    Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina may or may not be on Arizona Sen. John McCain's short list for vice president, but she already is taking a crucial role in the Republican presidential hopeful's campaign. In March, Fiorina was picked by the Republican National Committee to chair a group directed to raise money and get out the vote for this year's elections. Shortly after that move was announced, Fiorina was interviewed by Business Week about her role. "My role is to be the primary advocate for John McCain and for the Republican Party," she said. "Certainly there are a lot of...
  • McCain Adviser Attempts to Clarify Viagra vs. Birth Control Comments (Fiorina 2008)

    09/24/2015 7:27:06 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7/11/2008 | Jennifer Parker
    For the second time this week the McCain campaign tried to disentangle itself from embarrassing comments made by surrogates stumping for the Republican presidential candidate. -snip- Today the campaign tried to recover from a comment by Carly Fiorina, McCain's most visible woman surrogate and a possible vice presidential pick. Fiorina, the former chief of Hewlett-Packard, left McCain speechless this week when she seemed to criticize health insurance companies for covering Viagra for men but not covering birth control for women -- a point made frequently by abortion rights groups. "A real, live example, which I've been hearing a lot about...
  • Fiorina's comment called 'Biden-like' (2008)

    09/24/2015 7:20:43 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 4 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/16/2008 | John King
    Top McCain-Palin official Carly Fiorina is facing criticism from some within the campaign for a day of what they call "very Biden-like" comments, after the former Hewlett-Packard CEO told two separate interviewers that neither member of the Republican ticket would be capable of running a company. Democratic VP nominee Joe Biden is noted for his off-the-cuff gaffes. Asked by a St. Louis radio station whether she thought Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin could run a company like Hewlett-Packard, Fiorina responded: "No, I don't. “But that's not what she's running for. Running a corporation is a different set of things."...
  • A new Obama ad targets Carly Fiorina (2008)

    09/24/2015 7:16:14 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 3 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/29/2008 | Alexander Mooney
    Barack Obama is targeting a John McCain advisor's former compensation as a Fortune 500 CEO in a new television ad running nationally. The 30-second spot goes after executive pay and is specifically critical of Carly Fiorina, the current McCain advisor who was ousted as the head of Hewlett-Packard in 2005. The company doled out $21 million in severance to her, and reportedly another $21 million worth of stock and pension. "John McCain's advisor, Carly Fiorina. The fired CEO who left with $42 million," the ad's narrator says. "Barack Obama says it's got to change." -snip- Fiorina had been a prominent...
  • John McCain visits Odesa, Ukraine

    09/23/2015 6:12:06 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 32 replies
    Ukraine Today ^ | 09/23/2015
    US Republican Senator John McCain visits Ukraine's southern port city of Odesa on Wednesday, September 23, where he is meeting the head of Regional State Administration Mikheil Saakashvili. Having arrived in Odesa McCain said that the US will continue to help Ukraine. At the same time, he emphasized the importance of Ukraine's fight against corruption. McCain once again said that Russia is "a gas station masquerading as a country" and called Russian President Vladimir Putin "a bully and a thug."
  • White House on Trump 'Muslim' Comments: 'Is Anyone Really Surprised?'

    09/18/2015 11:48:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 18, 2015 | John Parkinson and Alexander Mallin
    White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said today that nobody should be surprised to hear allegations that President Obama is a Muslim, as suggested by an audience member at a Donald Trump rally on Thursday night. "Is anybody really surprised this happened at a Donald Trump rally?" Earnest told reporters. "Anybody paying attention to Republican politics isn’t surprised. Offensive views are part of Trump’s base." Earnest said it was “too bad” that Trump didn’t condemn the questioner as Sen. John McCain had done during the 2008 presidential campaign seven years ago, contending that priority of every Republican candidate is to...
  • Finally, Trump and the GOP Start Muslim-Bashing

    09/18/2015 10:28:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | September 18, 2015 | Dean Obeidallah, Palestinian-American Comedian
    It took a while, but Trump is finally hating on Muslims—going along with a supporter who called Obama a Muslim born in another country. Donald Trump gave us a profile in cowardice on Thursday night, remaining silent as one of his supporters served up a big heaping of vile anti-Muslim comments at a packed New Hampshire campaign event. The Trump supporter’s words were so off the charts that part of me thought the guy might be joking. But sadly it appears he was deadly serious when he told the GOP frontrunner: “We have a problem in this country. It’s called...
  • Russian led Syrian jets pound Islamic State-held areas for second day

    09/18/2015 8:49:57 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 36 replies ^ | Fri Sep 18, 2015 11:37am EDT | Tom Perry; Writing by Sylvia Westall and John Davison; Additional reporting by Phil Stewart in Washi
    World | Fri Sep 18, 2015 11:37am EDT Related: World, Russia, Syria Syrian jets pound Islamic State-held areas for second day BEIRUT Syrian army jets carried out at least 25 air strikes on the Islamic State-held city of Palmyra on Friday, a group monitoring the war said, the second intense bombardment in two days of territory held by the militants. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said it was one of the most sustained government bombardments of Palmyra. On Thursday, Syrian jets had carried out at least 12 air strikes on Raqqa, Islamic State’s de facto capital in the north....
  • Fund Planned Parenthood? McCain: ‘I Will Not Vote to Shut Down the Government’

    09/18/2015 5:18:10 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 17, 2015 | 1:52 PM EDT | Mairéad McArdle
    When asked whether he would vote for a continuing resolution that permits federal funding of Planned Parenthood, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) responded that he would “not vote to shut down the government.” The continuing resolution currently in force authorizes funding of most of the federal government through Sept. 30, the last day of fiscal 2015. To fund the government after that date, Congress needs to pass another continuing resolution, which may or may not include language that prohibits federal funds from going to Planned Parenthood. …
  • McCain Defends Fiorina's Compensation Package (Flashback)

    09/16/2015 7:47:55 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/22/2008 | Chris Good
    John McCain over the weekend defended the $42 million received by one of his top economic advisers, Carly Fiorina, when she was fired as CEO of Hewlett Packard in 2005."I think she did a good job as CEO in many respects," McCain told "The Today Show's" Meredith Vieira shen she pressed him on the matter in light of McCain's recent accusations of greed on Wall Street. -snip- Fiorina received $21 million in severance pay when she was fired as CEO of Hewlett Packard in 2005. She received an additional $21 million when Hewlett Packard's board bought out her company stock...
  • McCain: Trump too divisive, `I don't think he could win'

    09/12/2015 1:37:35 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 91 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | September 12, 2015
    GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump will never win the White House because he is playing to aging white voters and turning off blacks and Hispanics, U.S. Sen. John McCain said. “I don’t think he could win the White House because we have to attract voters,” McCain said on Herald Radio’s “Morning Meeting” show yesterday. “We have an aging white population in America and a growing Hispanic and African-American population and we have to reach out to them.”
  • A Host Disparages Obama, and McCain Quickly Apologizes (2008)

    09/12/2015 3:01:50 PM PDT · by BobL · 19 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 27, 2008 | MICHAEL LUO
    "CINCINNATI — Senator John McCain apologized Tuesday after a conservative radio host who helped introduce him before a rally used Senator Barack Obama’s middle name, Hussein, three times, while disparaging him." - snip - “It’s my understanding,” he said, “that before I came in here a person who was on the program before I spoke made some DISPARAGING REMARKS (emphasis added) about my two colleagues in the Senate, Senator Obama and Senator Clinton. I have repeatedly stated my respect for Senator Obama and Senator Clinton, that I will treat them with respect. I will call them Senator. We will have...
  • McCain: Trump too divisive, `I don't think he could win'

    09/12/2015 12:55:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 77 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | September 12, 2015 | Chris Villani
    GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump will never win the White House because he is playing to aging white voters and turning off blacks and Hispanics, U.S. Sen. John McCain said. “I don’t think he could win the White House because we have to attract voters,” McCain said on Herald Radio’s “Morning Meeting” show yesterday. “We have an aging white population in America and a growing Hispanic and African-American population and we have to reach out to them.” McCain said the Hispanic vote, particularly in a border state such as his home state of Arizona, is especially important. “The Hispanic voter...
  • Reid: GOP 'scared' of taking on Trump

    09/08/2015 1:05:48 PM PDT · by maggief · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 8, 2015 | Mark Hensch
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Tuesday said Republicans running for the White House are scared of taking on Donald Trump. Reid said Trump's unflagging support in the polls is making him immune to criticism. “Why do the Republicans who are running for president never criticize him on anything?” Reid asked during a taped interview in the Lyndon B. Johnson room near the Senate floor, according to CNN. “They’re afraid to,” he said of the GOP’s 2016 presidential field. “He’s speaking for them. He just does it in a different tone and different language.” Reid argued on Tuesday that...
  • Donald Trump Calls Meghan McCain "Angry and Obnoxious"

    Donald Trump is apparently not going out of his way to make nice with John McCain or his next of kin. Trump, the current frontrunner for the GOP presidential nomination, took to Twitter on Saturday to blast the Arizona Senator's daughter Meghan McCain. Read More: The Donald Trump Conversation: Murdoch, Ailes, NBC and the Rush of Being TV's "Ratings Machine" "Meghan McCain was terrible on The Five yesterday," Trump tweeted about the Fox News contributor. "Angry and obnoxious, she will never make it on TV. Fox News can do so much better!" Trump's bad blood with the McCain family appears...
  • Kelli Ward Beats John McCain in New AZ Poll

    08/21/2015 10:43:05 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 60 replies ^ | 8/21/15 | Michelle Moons
    Arizona State Senator Kelli Ward, challenging U.S. Senator Sen. John McCain, leads the five-term Washington insider for the first time in a new poll. Her lead stands at nine percent. Ward was the choice of 45 percent of the registered Arizona voters polled, while McCain only garnered 36 percent. 1,271 of the more than 1,400 voters polled say they intend to vote in the 2016 primary election. Approximately one fifth remained undecided at this early stage of the race. Independent polling company Gravis Marketing conducted the August 15 poll. It surveyed 844 Republican primary voters and 427 Democratic. These new...
  • Watch Native American Activists Literally Chase John McCain Off Navajo Land

    08/17/2015 8:12:05 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 36 replies
    AntiMedia ^ | 8/17/15 | Derrick Broze
    On Friday, August 14, Arizona Senator John McCain was confronted several times by Native activists and elders while visiting the Navajo Nation. McCain and Arizona Governor Doug Ducey were meeting with the Navajo at the Navajo Nation Museum in Window Rock for an event honoring the Navajo Code Talkers of World War 2. The governor and senator were also meeting with local Navajo officials to discuss their concerns about a new proposal regarding the Little Colorado River rights. Navajo Nation President Russell Begay told the Navajo Times that water was going to be a part of the talks.
  • Meghan McCain: 'I am a Carly Fiorina groupie' (video)

    08/17/2015 5:08:13 PM PDT · by JediJones · 77 replies
    FOX News ^ | 8/17/2015 | FOX News
    <p>"she's someone to watch"</p> <p>"she completely eliminates the so-called war on women"</p> <p>"she's just this really amazing candidate, she's speaking the truth"</p> <p>"anti-Washington, anti-establishment, she fits all these boxes that people are really responding to right now"</p> <p>"to say that she's running for V.P. I think is shortsighted and a little bit sexist, I agree"</p>
  • ‘Get Off Our Land’: Navajo Tribe Literally Appear to Chase Sen. John McCain Off Their Reservation

    08/17/2015 2:16:34 PM PDT · by TexasCajun · 49 replies ^ | Liz Klimas
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey Friday visited the Navajo Nation reservation’s capital Window Rock to celebrate the Native Americans whose indecipherable language helped keep messages secret from enemies during World War II. The event though was met by a protest regarding the federal government’s response to a toxic spill into rivers considered a lifeline for reservation and halted use of water for residential and agricultural use. According to Native News, McCain and Ducey met with Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez to discuss the creation of a Navajo Code Talkers Museum. But...
  • McCain compares Trump to "pig"

    08/13/2015 10:02:45 AM PDT · by Towed_Jumper · 60 replies
    KSAZ Fox10 Phoenix ^ | Aug 13, 2015 7:58 AM EDT | Unattributed
    TUCSON, Ariz. - Senator John McCain held an event in Tucson Wednesday. He was asked once again to respond to Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump. In previous comments, Trump said he didn't consider McCain a war hero just because he was captured during the Vietnam war. As usual, McCain didn't hold back, saying, "I don't like to respond to Mr. Trump because there's an old like about you don't want to get into a wrestling match with a pig because you both get dirty and the pig likes it." McCain also took a shot at Trump's treatment of US veterans...
  • Why Trump Is Still Leading And Ted Cruz Rose After The Fox Debate

    08/12/2015 5:06:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    We received an email from Donald Trump that explains in a few short paragraphs why Trump continues to lead Ted Cruzand why Ted Cruz got a big bump after the Fox News debate. In it Trump commits more words to attacking the Republican establishment and career politicians than he does attacking Obama and Hillary – although they get their licks too, as does the mainstream media. The core of Trump’s email – actually a fundraising appeal – is this: In the face of this media onslaught, my poll numbers actually went up. I even pulled well ahead of Jeb Bush,...
  • Establishment Must Quit Obsessing Over Trump

    08/11/2015 1:30:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Townhall ^ | August 11, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    It's time that the sophisticated analysts who pride themselves in their ability to discern nuance realized that Donald Trump's popularity and his defenders are more nuanced than most people imagine. Because Trump is outrageous compared with the usual presidential candidate, Beltway pundits assume his followers and sometime defenders are classless rubes willing to overlook any objectionable remark he makes and his mixed record on conservative causes. These commentators seem more disgusted with Trump defenders than with President Obama's destructive agenda and the threat it represents to America. Their angst, I would argue, is not primarily about Trump. Their real beef...
  • Ted Cruz: ‘Foolish’ for GOP to criticize Trump

    08/10/2015 8:10:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Politico ^ | August 10, 2015 | Katie Glueck
    He says that it is dangerous to dismiss a candidate with this type of drawing power.FRANKLIN, Tenn. — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz on Monday warned that the Republican presidential candidates who are slamming Donald Trump do so at their political peril. Cruz’s remarks, which came during an interview with POLITICO as he swings through the South on a bus tour, are among the most detailed comments to date regarding his reluctance to criticize the real estate mogul, who is currently leading the polls in the GOP primary. “I would … note that an awful lot of Republicans, including other Republican...
  • McCain: Senate transportation bill would provide long-term certainty

    08/05/2015 10:10:02 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Arizona Capitol Times ^ | August 3, 2015 | John McCain
    Few things are as essential to economic growth and development as our nation’s roads. In a state as expansive as Arizona, riders understand the importance of having sound infrastructure, especially when it fails, as it did with the recent bridge collapse on I-10 in California not far from the Arizona border that continues to impact travelers across our state and region. Throughout history, providing for our nation’s infrastructure has been a central priority for both political parties. And, since President Dwight Eisenhower created the Interstate Highway System in 1956, our roads and bridges have served as the backbone to our...
  • Rick Perry’s Trump Card Fizzles

    08/02/2015 11:58:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | August 2, 2015 | Mike Flynn
    When the Republican candidates take stage in Cleveland for the first presidential debate, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry will likely be watching from his hotel room somewhere. The candidate who briefly dominated polling in the 2012 contest and began this campaign in the middle of the pack, looks to settle in 11th or 12th place when the debate cut-off is set. His relegation to the consolation stage hours before the main debate is largely a consequence of the ongoing Donald Trump boomlet. While almost all candidates have suffered in the polls as the real estate developer has surged to the...
  • U.S. to Use Air Power to Defend Syria Force

    08/02/2015 3:17:31 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 56 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Aug. 2, 2015 | ADAM ENTOUS
    President Barack Obama has authorized the use of air power to defend a new U.S.-backed fighting force in Syria should it come under attack from Syrian government forces or other groups, officials said, in a move that could increase the risk of the U.S. coming into direct conflict with the Assad regime. The decision ends a months’ long debate over the role the U.S. military should play in supporting its few allies on the battlefield and comes as the U.S. and Turkey discussed joint operations to clear a zone along the Turkish-Syrian border of Islamic State militants. Turkish officials wanted...