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  • Iraqi PM: We don't need more US troops to fight ISIS

    11/30/2015 3:08:53 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/11/15
    Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said Monday that Iraq has sufficient forces to fight the Islamic State group (ISIS), after American senators called for more US troops to be deployed to the country. "The Iraqi government welcomes an increase in support in weapons and training and (air) support from international partners in our war against Daesh," Abadi said in a statement, using an Arabic acronym for ISIS. But "we confirm that Iraq has enough men and resolve to defeat Daesh and other similar criminal groups," he said. Abadi's remarks came a day after American senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham advocated...
  • John McCain and Lindsey Graham call for 20,000 troops in Syria and Iraq

    11/30/2015 7:51:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 11/30/2015
    Two senior senators called on Sunday for Washington to nearly triple military force levels in Iraq to 10,000 and send an equal number of troops to Syria as part of a multinational ground force to counter Islamic State in both countries. Republicans John McCain and Lindsey Graham criticised Barack Obama's incremental Islamic State strategy, which relies on airstrikes and modest support to local ground forces in Iraq and Syria, and said the need for greater US involvement was underlined by this month's Paris attacks. "The only way you can destroy the caliphate is with a ground component,"said Graham, who is...
  • Trump’s rhetoric turning Muslims against the US, McCain says

    11/29/2015 12:43:40 PM PST · by McGruff · 178 replies
    The Hill ^ | Novemebr 29, 2015 | Bradford Richardson
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Donald Trump's divisive rhetoric is only serving to turn the international Muslim community against the U.S. "Oh, I think it has an interesting effect of turning Muslims all over the world against the United States of America, which is 99.44 percent people who practice an honorable religion," the Arizona senator said of Trump on CBS's "Face the Nation" on Sunday. "As all of our candidates bloviate about the refugees, [Syrian President] Bashar Assad is a major cause of the refugees which are now flooding Europe and causing such consternation in the United States," he said....
  • Graham & McCain talk about the ‘opportunism’ of Ted Cruz and the need to fight the Islamic State

    11/23/2015 8:55:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Washington Post's PostPolitics ^ | November 23, 2015 | David Weigel
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) returned to the campaign trail this weekend, making seven stops in New Hampshire with his colleague and preferred presidential candidate, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.). After the third stop, at an American Legion hall in Hudson, N.H., the two hawkish Republicans sat down for a joint interview about the refugee crisis, the need to send troops to fight the Islamic State, whether the secretary of state should resign, and what the world would look like had voters made McCain president seven years ago. WP: You both mentioned that there are senators who are late-comers to this issue,...
  • Politico: Trump's "Demagoguery On Muslims Plays Straight Into His Populist Appeal"

    11/22/2015 6:47:02 AM PST · by Biggirl · 34 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | November 22, 2015 | Ben Schreckinger, Breitbart News
    In the last 24 hours, Donald Trump has said he “absolutely” would implement a database of American Muslims and that participation would “have to” be compulsory. Asked how that would differ from the registration of Jews in Nazi Germany, he responded only, “You tell me.” Is his campaign imploding? Fat chance.
  • Sens. McCain, Graham Call For U.S. Ground Force In Syria

    11/17/2015 5:28:28 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 35 replies
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), 2016 GOP presidential contender, said Monday that it is time for the U.S. to put ground forces in Syria to combat the Islamic State militant group. "I think we have to have a strategy and that entails American boots on the ground along with a coalition force," McCain said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." The well known defense hawks said that simply stopping Syrian refugees from entering the U.S. will not solve the national security threat imposed by IS. The U.S. "can't shut off Syria...
  • McCain slams Cruz's call for religious test for refugees

    11/17/2015 2:55:18 PM PST · by detective · 49 replies
    MSN News ^ | November 17, 2015 | Alexander Bolton
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Tuesday panned the idea of favoring Christian refugees from Syria over Muslims, delivering a rebuttal to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), a GOP presidential candidate. McCain said using a religious test on Syrian refugees, especially children, makes no sense. “I don’t think any child, whether they are Christian or whether they are atheist or whether they are Buddhist, that we should make a distinction,” McCain said. “My belief is that all children are God’s children.”
  • Trump, Cruz Hit Rubio on Amnesty

    11/15/2015 3:02:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | November 15, 2015 | Fuzzy Slippers
    As the Republican presidential primary heats up, illegal immigration is again taking center stage. While this is nothing new (as we know President Reagan attempted to address it in the ’80s, John McCain made it a priority in ’08, and on), the discussion has taken an interesting turn this election cycle. At issue, of course, are Obama’s executive amnesty, the recent influx of illegal immigrants (including huge numbers of children), the vast number of illegals currently living and working in the U.S., border security (such as it is), and a host of related issues including the burden of illegal immigration...
  • Cruz: I laughed out loud when I heard Rubio say my immigration position isn’t different from his

    11/13/2015 12:23:13 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/13/2015 | AllahPundit
    Skip to 5:10 of the first clip below for the immigration bit from this morning’s interview with Mike Gallagher. Actual quote from Cruz about Rubio’s claim that the two are alike on immigration: That's like Obama saying my position is the same as his on Obamacare. That’s like Ayatollah Khamenei saying my position is the same as his on the Iranian nuclear deal. Rubio and the Ayatollah Khamenei, huh?Anyway. There are at least three broad differences between Rubio and Cruz on legalization. One: Cruz opposes a “legalization first” approach to reform, arguing correctly that that’s the same bait-and-switch that...
  • The immigration system Marco Rubio wanted

    11/13/2015 10:57:33 AM PST · by Kazan · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/12/2015 | Byron York
    The 2013 Gang of Eight comprehensive immigration reform bill is the signature achievement of Marco Rubio's four years and ten months in the U.S. Senate. Yet in the first four Republican presidential debates, in which Rubio has played an increasingly prominent role, he has not been asked even once about the specifics of the legislation. Despite that omission, it seems likely that if Rubio continues to rise in the GOP race, someone, somewhere will pay attention to his most important accomplishment. The 1,197-page Gang of Eight bill is so far-reaching, and at the same time so detailed, that it provides...
  • McCain: White House Win ‘Extremely Difficult’ Without Immigration Action

    11/05/2015 6:17:23 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Roll Call's WGDB Blog ^ | November 5, 2015 | Matthew Fleming and Emma Dumain
    With Speaker Paul D. Ryan’s comments about immigration Sunday, the top two Republicans in Congress have now declared dead the prospects of an overhaul before the 2016 elections. In the aftermath of 2012, when Latinos made up 10 percent of the electorate and President Barack Obama was re-elected resoundingly, Republican lawmakers and strategists predicted the GOP’s White House ambitions were directly tied to the passage of comprehensive immigration legislation. Many of those voices haven’t changed their tune. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., one of the four “gang of eight” Republicans who successfully navigated an immigration overhaul through the Senate in 2013,...
  • ‘I Don’t Understand Why You’re Being So Rude!': Meghan McCain, Bolling Get Heated Over Jeb

    10/31/2015 2:24:56 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 77 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 10/30/2015 | Josh Feldman
    Jeb Bush‘s campaign isn’t doing very well right now. The candidate himself has had to say this week that his own campaign is “not on life support.” The hosts of Fox News’ The Five tried to diagnose exactly what Bush is doing wrong (that now-infamous debate exchange with Marco Rubio certainly factored into it). Meghan McCain spoke up and said, “As the only person that’s been on a campaign that imploded and then came back from the dead… he needs to clean house with his staff!” Bollig pushed back on that being the problem, but McCain insisted that she knows...
  • Moderate Syrian Jihadi Guy Gets Upset

    10/19/2015 11:19:39 AM PDT · by silverleaf · 5 replies
    Youtube ^ | Oct 14, 2015 | In the Now
    Moderate Syrian ISIS guy explodes over Russian airstrikes, makes a video for John McCain (satire, not real translation) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtQZwXOb3_Q
  • McCain: Aircraft carrier program wasted $4.7 billion

    10/14/2015 10:28:12 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 43 replies
    THE HILL ^ | 10/14/15 | Rebecca Kheel
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Wednesday blasted the Navys Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier program, saying its $4.7 billion cost overrun threatens to undermine the Navys aircraft carrier legacy. We simply cannot afford to pay $12.9 billion for a single ship, McCain wrote in an 18-page report. The combined $4.7 billion in cost growth on these first two ships has already not only eroded the buying power for remaining ships in the Ford-class, as it leaves less available for well as other critical military capabilities. The criticism comes in the form of McCains latest Americas Most Wasted report, a series...
  • Graham plans to follow McCain's playbook in N.H.

    10/14/2015 1:04:58 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Conway Daily Sun ^ | October 13, 2015 | Lloyd Jones
    CONWAY South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham hopes history will repeat itself in the Granite State. Graham, one of 16 presidential candidates seeking to become the Republican Party's nominee next year, is taking a page out of his good friend Sen. John McCain's (R-Ariz.) campaign playbook by trying to connect with as many New Hampshire residents as possible. The three-term U.S. senator plans to hold more than 100 town hall meetings in the state, and as part of 12-day swing through New Hamphire will spend much of Wednesday in Conway. A town hall meeting is scheduled for 6:20 p.m. at...
  • Obama Squeezes Republicans' Throats On Defense Spending

    10/07/2015 2:20:30 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 50 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 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 becauseof 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 Obamas 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 wouldnt be making any calls to her counterpart in Russia. I wouldnt 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. Its how people behave. Hes 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
    WASHINGTONU.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
    Link only, due to copyright issues: http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2015-10-06/will-conservative-hardliners-break-the-rino-spell-in-2016-
  • 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 administrations withdraw of U.S. troops from the war zone. We call it fog of war, unfortunately. And its 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 CNNs 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 necessarythe 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 yearsuntil 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
    12news.com ^ | 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-Assads 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
    Its 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 nations capitol over the weekend. [snip] One of John McCains 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 McCains 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 thats 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 were 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: Id 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 its still a bad idea today. Is one worse than the other, though? Fiorina wants an NFZ to protect American-backed rebels from Putins bombs; Hillary wants one for humanitarian reasons, the same sort of thinking that produced the paradise you and I know as modern Libya. Its 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: Its 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 theyd stand up to Putin. I also realize that Fiorina, fairly or not (i.e. not), bears a special burden in proving how tough shed 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. Were going to use the worlds greatest air force to protect our people on the ground over there, and if Putin tries to cross the line, hell 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 nave. 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, hes 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
    Senate.gov ^ | 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 Zarqawis 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 citys main womens 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 Jordans 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 kings 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 isnt surprised. Offensive views are part of Trumps base." Earnest said it was too bad that Trump didnt 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 Muslimsgoing 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 supporters 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. Its 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
    reuters.com ^ | 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 States 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 | Mairad 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 dont think he could win the White House because we have to attract voters, McCain said on Herald Radios 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.