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  • Deport 2 Manchuria’: Republican Delegates Boo McCain In HIS HOME State [VIDEO]

    01/26/2015 7:17:42 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 4 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 1/25/15 | Scott Greer
    Sen. John McCain didn’t quite receive a warm welcome when he spoke before a Arizona Republican Party committee meeting Saturday, with several GOP delegates booing and turning their backs on him during his speech. According to the Arizona Daily Independent, the only members of the audience who showed any appreciation for McCain were a “mostly silver-haired faction” and outside supporters reportedly brought in to cheer him on. However, some attendees claimed to The Arizona Republic that only a few booed the senator and nearly everyone there seemed to love him. But video and images of the event show a sizable...
  • EXCLUSIVE: SEN. JOHN MCCAIN CALLED A ‘WAR MONGREL’, BOOED BY ‘EXTREME’ REPUBLICAN ACTIVISTS

    01/25/2015 9:49:06 AM PST · by AZHSer · 64 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Jan. 24, 2015 | ADELLE NAZARIAN
    Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), who is considered one of the most outspoken members of Congress, was booed and called a “war mongrel” during a GOP meeting in Arizona on Saturday.
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 25 January 2015

    01/25/2015 4:27:49 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 134 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 25 January 2015 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows January 25th, 2015 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): White House chief of staff Denis McDonough; Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): McDonough; former Gov. Mike Huckabee, R-Ark. FACE THE NATION (CBS): McDonough; Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.THIS WEEK (ABC): McDonough; Gov. Bobby Jindal, R-La.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): McDonough; former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa.; Reps. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill, Adam Schiff, D-Calif, and Ruben Gallego, D-Ariz.; former Gov. Jon Huntsman, R-Utah.
  • Sens. McCain, Flake rate boo-vation at AZ GOP meeting

    01/24/2015 7:27:09 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 22 replies
    Inauspicious beginning of Robert Graham’s second term at helm of AZ GOP The annual Statutory Meeting of the State Committee of the Arizona Republican Party was the site of another in the continued rejections of John McCain, as nearly 800 elected statewide delegates, carrying 435 proxies, expressed their displeasure with Arizona’s U.S. Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake. The duo made a grossly miscalculated judgment call by even turning onto the property where the Saturday meeting was held. McCain was introduced by Rev. C. T. Wright, a man of the cloth obviously selected to keep the crowd in check. But...
  • Got a second?

    01/24/2015 7:10:13 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 12 replies
    NRCC | Martha McSally
    Friend, This year has a chance to be incredible for our country, but after President Obama’s speech last night, it’s clear we have a long battle ahead. He just ensured that he will fight our every move with his go-it-alone agenda of vetoes and executive orders. That’s why we need you to stand with us and renew your membership with the NRCC today. Every dollar goes to building a firewall and supporting Conservatives who will ensure YOUR voice is heard. (SNIP) We still need 284 renewals before midnight tonight! Please renew your membership now and show President Obama it’s time...
  • Rand Paul’s Latest Hire: Give Edward Snowden the Nobel Peace Prize

    01/21/2015 1:47:00 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 20, 2015 | Alana Goodman
    UPDATE 3:11 P.M.: Copenhaver has also opposed the Pledge of Allegiance because it was “developed by Francis Bellamy, a socialist” as a way to “sell more issues of [the] magazine Youth’s Companion.” “The pledge was conceived as a way to promote nationalism in order to sell flags to schools as a premium to solicit subscriptions,” says an image she posted to her Facebook page. “I posted a picture and story explaining this when I first started my page but this sums it up beautifully,” wrote Copenhaver. In another post, she wrote, “The pledge of allegiance and the ‘roman salute’ was...
  • Could Ted Cruz Win South Carolina’s Presidential Primary?

    01/20/2015 7:51:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    FITS News ^ | January 20, 2015 | Staff
    IN A WORD, “YES” Let’s face it … we live in a world of labels. And in no arena are labels more impactful than in the world of politics – assuming of course the recipient of the label can show they’ve actually earned it. That’s rare … but occasionally it happens. And when it happens, it has the potential to move the masses (even those increasingly resistant to voting). Amid a sea of self-anointed “Republicans,” “conservatives,” and “Tea Party” candidates, voters are looking far and wide for aspiring leaders whose records actually match the all-too familiar rhetoric emanating from their...
  • McCain urges 'boots on the ground' to combat IS

    01/20/2015 10:29:18 AM PST · by robowombat · 29 replies
    Space Wars ^ | Jan 19, 2015
    . McCain urges 'boots on the ground' to combat IS by Staff Writers Jerusalem Jan 19, 2015 US Senator John McCain on Monday urged the deployment of international ground forces to combat jihadists in Syria and Iraq, as he toured the Middle East with a Senate delegation. "For months we've been bombing (Syrian border town) Kobane and we still haven't driven ISIS out," the Senate Armed Services Committee chairman told reporters in Jerusalem, using an acronym for the Islamic State group. "Since the air campaign started... ISIS has increased their size and areas of control. "The reality is, we need...
  • Graham, Ayotte, McCain Statement on Transfer of Guantanamo Bay Detainees to Oman, Estonia

    01/19/2015 12:07:02 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 9 replies
    U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham ^ | 01/15/2015 | U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham
    WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina), Kelly Ayotte (R-New Hampshire), and John McCain (R-Arizona) released the following statement today regarding the Administration's announcement last night that it has transferred four Guantanamo detainees to Oman and one to Estonia: "As this week's transfer demonstrates, the Administration continues to transfer Guantanamo detainees while providing virtually no details to the American people regarding the risk the detainees present to our country and our allies, as well as the detainees' affiliations with terrorist groups and the conditions of their transfer. "Of the five Yemenis transferred this week, four were sent to Oman,...
  • Cruz needles Romney in front of South Carolina activists

    01/18/2015 2:17:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Houston Chronicle's Texas Politics ^ | January 18, 2015 | Theodore Schleifer
    Ted Cruz delivered on Sunday what looked like a dry run of his 2016 presidential stump speech to the South Carolina activists who will help decide that election. In his first visit to the state, which will host the third presidential primary in February 2016, since October, Cruz told the state’s Tea Party activists that nominating a moderate in 2016 would lead Republicans to lose just like they have when those moderates led the ticket in the past. “If we nominate another candidate in the mold of a Bob Dole or a John McCain or a Mitt Romney, all of...
  • Another national campaign for McCain—to define his legacy

    01/18/2015 9:35:05 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 18, 2015 11:25 AM EST | Laurie Kellman
    Sen. John McCain is waging another national campaign—this time, to define his legacy. After two unsuccessful presidential bids, the 78-year-old former Navy pilot and Vietnam prisoner of war has rebounded as the chairman of the powerful Senate Armed Services Committee. The post gives the Arizona Republican a significant say on national security—and a chance to ensure that his loss to Barack Obama in the 2008 White House race isn’t the final word in the colorful McCain chronicles. McCain wants to prod the Obama administration, which he derides as feckless, to adopt a tougher policy against worldwide threats. He wants budget...
  • TTIP: MEP hails proposal to repeal US Jones Act (by McCain)

    01/18/2015 1:15:23 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 14/01/2015 - 11:05 | Daniela Vincenti
    Liberal MEP Marietje Schaake flagged on Wednesday (14 January) a proposal by US Senator John McCain to repeal the 'Jones Act'. McCain proposed an amendment for the full repeal of the Jones Act, which he considers “an antiquated law that has for too long hindered free trade, made US industry less competitive, and raised prices for American consumers.” The 1920 federal law requires every ship transporting goods or person between US ports to be made in the US, and sail under a US flag, to be US-owned and crewed at least 75% by US citizens. …
  • McCain move sparks furor from shipping industry

    01/17/2015 5:19:21 AM PST · by outofsalt · 56 replies
    The Daily Press ^ | 1/16/2015 | Hugh Lessig
    A proposal from Sen. John McCain has sparked a furious backlash from shipbuilding and ship repair executives who say the plan would cripple their industry and compromise coastal security.. The Arizona senator wants to repeal a key provision of a 95-year-old law that governs shipping in America's coastal waters and between domestic ports. It would strike the requirement that vessels engaging in port-to-port, domestic waterborne trade be built in the U.S. .............. In a news release, the Arizona senator said, "It costs six dollars per barrel to move crude from the Gulf Coast to the Northeast United States on a...
  • McCain wants his 'illegitimate son' Lindsey Graham to run for president

    01/13/2015 5:23:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | January 13, 2015 | Athena Jones
    Republicans on Capitol Hill weighed in on news that Mitt Romney might be exploring a possible third bid for the White House, but it was Arizona Sen. John McCain who might have drawn the most laughs of the day in talking about the potential presidential aspirations of his best friend Sen. Lindsey Graham. McCain said Romney was dedicated to serving the country and was a fine and decent American with a reservoir of support and called himself "a great admirer of Mitt Romney's", but he said he was pushing Graham to run. "My illegitimate son Lindsey Graham is exploring that...
  • How the West Destroyed Libya

    01/13/2015 5:06:34 AM PST · by SJackson · 19 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | January 13, 2015 | Raymond Ibrahim
    How the West Destroyed LibyaPosted By Raymond Ibrahim On January 13, 2015 @ 12:10 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 1 Comment The full impact of Western intervention in Libya was recently highlighted during a televised interview of Worlds Apart with guest Hanne Nabintu Herland, a Norwegian author and historian who was born and raised in Africa for 20 years.At one point while talking about Libya, Herland firmly asserted that: In a just world, the political leaders in the West, that have done such atrocities towards other nations and other cultures, should have been sent to the Hague [International Criminal Court],...
  • Cruz, McConnell vie for influence

    01/08/2015 10:23:17 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 8, 2015 | Alexander Bolton
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) are competing for influence among the Senate’s 12 Republican freshmen, with the outcome potentially shaping the agenda for 2015 and beyond. Cruz has reached out to freshman Republicans, whom he helped in last year’s elections, in hopes they will join his effort to pressure Republican leaders to pursue what he calls a “bold agenda.” “We should follow through on our commitment to provide big, bold positive ideas responding to the very real economic hardship that so many millions of Americans are feeling,” he said. Cruz said he has targeted...
  • Huckabee 2016 Could Be 2008 Redux

    01/06/2015 1:59:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    US News & World Report's The Run 2016 ^ | January 5, 2015 | David Catanese
    His coalition of evangelicals could be broken up by new alternatives like Ted Cruz.Mike Huckabee loyalists still believe their guy was screwed in 2008. After pulling off an impressive upset of the better-funded Mitt Romney in the Iowa presidential caucuses, the former Arkansas governor eyed a second Republican primary win in South Carolina. His allies are convinced the Palmetto State should’ve been his for the taking – if not for the peculiar, lethargic candidacy of former Sen. Fred Thompson, a friend of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who siphoned conservative voters from Huckabee in South Carolina. Thompson’s 16 percent slice of...
  • Syria Complains to UN: McCain Violated Our Sovereignty

    01/05/2015 10:19:24 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/1/15
    Syria has complained to the United Nations (UN) about several officials who, it claims, entered the country without visas in violation of its sovereignty. These include Republican Senator John McCain, former French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner and former U.S. diplomat Peter Galbraith, according to Reuters. Syria's UN ambassador, Bashar Ja'afari, called on UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the 15-member Security Council to pressure governments to take "the necessary measures against their nationals who enter Syrian territory illegally." "Such actions are a blatant violation of Syria's sovereignty and of the resolutions of the Security Council concerning Syria," Ja'afari wrote in a...
  • Mike Huckabee: 13 Things You Didn’t Know About Him

    01/05/2015 5:01:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Yahoo! News / The Fiscal Times ^ | January 5, 2015 | Maureen Mackey
    As a regular presence on the Fox News Channel for six years, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, 59, hasn’t exactly been hiding in the political shadows. Though he didn’t vie for the presidency in 2012, he’s been regularly airing his conservative and evangelical views on his top-rated weekend show, Huckabee. An outspoken opponent of abortion and gay marriage, this “man of deep faith,” as he calls himself, has also been a presence on weekday radio. Now the ordained Southern Baptist minister is leaving the media lights to consider a possible run for the GOP nomination for the White House in...
  • John McCain’s Progressive Hand Is Behind The Purge Of Tea Party Detractors From The Arizona GOP

    01/03/2015 11:54:38 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 31 replies
    Noisy Room ^ | Jan 3, 2015 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    John McCain is the quintessential enemy from within on the right. I am long past the argument of honoring his service to this country. He served his country long ago with distinction, now he’s serving it on a platter to the Communists. At every turn he has betrayed America in recent years. Just two words describe the good he has done this country: Sarah Palin and she is Tea Party. Now, in an act of political cleansing, McCain has set about to gut the Arizona GOP of Tea Party riff-raff using an Obama San Francisco donor. How richly appropriate for...
  • John McCain Purging Arizona GOP Of Tea Party

    12/31/2014 11:11:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Business2Community ^ | December 31, 2014 | Gene Giannotta
    Sen. John McCain is no fan of the tea party – and he’s now doing his best to purge the Arizona Republican Party of its influence. According to Politico, McCain is preparing for his 2016 reelection bid by dismantling Arizona’s tea party apparatus. That includes a massive effort to remove or undermine the many local officials who have influence across state politics and could cause trouble for McCain in a primary. Prior to Aug. 26, when the races for the party offices were held, the vast majority of the 3,925 precinct slots were filled by people McCain’s team considered opponents....
  • McCain’s team quietly purging Arizona GOP of tea-party foes before 2016 reelection bid

    12/31/2014 11:01:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/31/2014 | AllahPundit
    I considered saving this for tomorrow night, just to send you off into 2015 on the most depressing, eeyorishness note possible. But then I reconsidered.For maximum eeyorishness, I should really end the year with a “Romney 2016″ post instead, no? Team McCain’s goal? Unseat conservative activists who hold obscure, but influential, local party offices.Under the byzantine rules of Arizona Republican Party politics, these elected officials, known as precinct committeemen, vote for local party chairmen. The chairmen, in turn, determine how state and local GOP funds are spent, which candidates are promoted in an election year, and which political issues...
  • McCain's big purge: The Arizona senator’s team has been ridding the state’s GOP apparatus of his tea

    12/30/2014 9:39:53 AM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    Politico ^ | December 30, 2014 | Alex Isenstadt
    Nearly a year ago, tea party agitators in Arizona managed to get John McCain censured by his own state party. Now, he’s getting his revenge. As the longtime Republican senator lays the groundwork for a likely 2016 reelection bid, his political team is engaging in an aggressive and systematic campaign to reshape the state GOP apparatus by ridding it of conservative firebrands and replacing them with steadfast allies.
  • (John) McCain's Big Purge

    12/30/2014 6:13:32 AM PST · by Din Maker · 4 replies
    Politico ^ | December 29, 2014
    As John McCain, lays the groundwork for a likely 2016 reelection bid, his political team is engaging in an aggressive campaign to reshape the state GOP. Team McCain’s goal? Unseat conservative activists known as precinct committeemen, who vote for local party chairmen. The chairmen, in turn, determine how state and local GOP funds are spent, which candidates are promoted in an election year, and which political issues are highlighted. The 3,925 precinct slots were filled by people McCain’s team considered opponents. Now, after an influx of candidates were recruited by the senator’s allies, around 40 percent of those offices —...
  • NY Times Admits: U.S.-Backed Free Syrian Army Under Effective Al-Qaeda Control

    12/29/2014 7:53:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 12/29/2014 | Patrick Poole
    A remarkable report by Anne Barnard of the New York Times this weekend confirms my multiple reports here at PJ Media about the increased alliance between the U.S.-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) and al-Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate, Jabhat al-Nusra.As Barnard reports: In northern and eastern Syria, where Mr. Assad’s opponents won early victories and once dreamed of building self-government, the nationalist rebel groups calling themselves the Free Syrian Army are forced to operate under the extremists’ umbrellas, to go underground or to flee, according to Syrian insurgents, activists and two top commanders of the American-financed F.S.A. groups. Two weeks ago...
  • With Two Years Left, the Inflection Point of the Obama Presidency (Read this)

    12/28/2014 5:43:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    PJ Media ^ | December 26, 2014 | Michael Walsh
    The Revenge President The men behind Obama took a calculated gamble in 2008 that the nation was ready for the first post-American president, a man with no meaningful cultural roots in the nation he would profess to lead. They relied on the intrinsic good-heartedness of the electorate to show their lack of prejudice in voting for a man with an exotic Arabic/Muslim name only seven years after the atrocity of Sept. 11. They counted on the innate good will of the American people, judged that the time was right for a black president, and then went out and found the...
  • John McCain laughs at potential Sarah Palin candidacy to unseat him

    12/25/2014 8:06:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | December 22, 2014 | Tom Tillison
    U.S. Sen. John McCain laughed at the possibility that former Alaska governor Sarah Palin may challenge him in the 2016 election. After dropping hints that he was considering retiring, the 78-year-old Arizona Republican is now expected to announce that he will run for a sixth term — to the dismay of many conservatives. And while he expects to see a primary challenger, the moderate lawmaker is certain it will not be Palin. “Oh, that’s foolish,” McCain told The Arizona Republic. “Sarah and I have maintained a very close and warm relationship. That’s just not in the realm of possibility.” McCain...
  • John McCain Encouraging Lindsey Graham To Run For President

    11/24/2014 12:40:46 PM PST · by PROCON · 61 replies
    breitbart ^ | Nov. 24, 2014 | Dan Riehl
    "I think he is looking at it, and I am strongly encouraging him to take a look at it," said Arizona Senator and former GOP presidential nominee John McCain, of a possible presidential bid by his colleague and friend Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, (R). "I know of no one who is better versed and more important on national security policy and defense than Lindsey Graham, and I don't think these challenges to our security are going away," added McCain.
  • Ukraine takes historic step toward NATO

    12/23/2014 8:39:40 AM PST · by KOZ. · 51 replies
    AFP via Yahoo ^ | 12/23/2014 | Dmitry Zaks
    Kiev (AFP) - Ukraine took a historic step toward NATO on Tuesday in a parliamentary vote that stoked Russia's anger ahead of talks on ending the ex-Soviet state's separatist war. Lawmakers in the government-controlled chamber overwhelmingly adopted a bill dropping Ukraine's non-aligned status -- a classification given to states such as Switzerland that refuse to join military alliances and thus play no part in wars. President Petro Poroshenko had vowed to put Ukraine under Western military protection after winning an election called in the wake of the February ouster in Kiev of a Moscow-backed president. "Ukraine's fight for its independence,...
  • McCain, Flake race for least popular senator prize

    12/22/2014 1:38:56 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 03/06/2014 | Neil Munro
    The two Republican Arizona senators who worked with Democrats to pass an immigration bill last June have managed to sink their poll ratings to record lows. Sen. John McCain has reached a 30 percent approval rating from Arizona voters. Sen. Jeff Flake, however, managed to reach further down to 27 percent approval, according to the new survey of 870 voters by Public Policy Polling.
  • Martha McSally Announces Transition Team(Jim Kolbe & other RINOS)

    12/20/2014 1:05:24 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 27 replies
    Retired Air Force Colonel Martha McSally today announced the members who will serve on her Transition Team. The diverse group of experts and community leaders from Pima and Cochise Counties will provide input on hiring decisions and help set up McSally’s Arizona Congressional offices to ensure a smooth transition to office. “It’s a privilege to work with so many talented and accomplished individuals from our community to get our office up and running,” said McSally. “Above all, our office needs to work for the people of Southern Arizona. Whether it’s constituent services or representing the views of Southern Arizonans in...
  • CIA’s tactics were torture, McCain says

    12/14/2014 11:51:25 AM PST · by South40 · 54 replies
    MSN ^ | 14 DEC 14 | Alexander Bolton
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Sunday strongly disputed claims by former Bush administration officials and fellow Republicans that harsh interrogation tactics used by the Central Intelligence Agency did not constitute torture. McCain said he had “vigorous discussion” with former Vice President Dick Cheney and former Central Intelligence Agency Director Michael Hayden during the Bush administration urging them not to use excruciating methods. “I said these things are torture. They’re in violation of the Geneva Convention and the convention against torture,” he said on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” noting that Congress later banned some of the techniques that were under debate.
  • John McCain Stands Out In Defense Of CIA Torture Report Release [The Republican "Feinstein"?]

    12/14/2014 11:55:36 AM PST · by Steelfish · 14 replies
    CBSNews ^ | December 13, 2013
    ByREBECCA KAPLAN FACE THE NATION December 14, 2014 John McCain Stands Out In Defense Of CIA Torture Report Release Nearly a week after the Senate Intelligence Committee released its massive report on the CIA's use of enhanced interrogation techniques, Washington remains divided on even the most basic questions of whether the report was an accurate reflection of what happened and if it should have been released at all. The debate over the report has largely broken down along partisan lines, with Democrats pushing hard to make the report public and Republicans portraying it as an inaccurate picture of the type...
  • Reports: Jeb Bush Asking John McCain How to Win Without Conservative Vote

    12/14/2014 9:42:30 AM PST · by Bettyprob · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 December 2014 | Tony Lee
    Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush is doing opposition research on himself and asking Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) about how he can potentially win the GOP presidential nomination without conservatives. Bush, who has said he would make a 2016 decision in "short order," recently said that a candidate must be "willing to lose the primary to win the general [election]." And he has reportedly "begun conducting opposition research on himself to identify any potential issues that could arise" in a potential presidential campaign. And According to a New York Times report, Bush recently visited McCain, who is often reviled by conservatives,...
  • Sens. McCain, Flake to attend fort ceremony

    12/13/2014 3:30:09 PM PST · by SandRat · 16 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Herald/Review
    A ribbon-cutting is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 18, at Fort Huachuca to celebrate the creation of a new Unmanned Aerial Vehicle launch and recovery facility at the post. U.S. Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake are scheduled to attend the ceremony, which is being hosted by the 162nd Wing at the fort. The event will begin at 10 a.m. at the facility located at 14606 Air Guard Way. The ceremony will be hosted by the commander of the 162nd Wing, Col. Phil Purcell, and the commander of the 214th Reconnaissance Group, Lt. Col. Bobbi Doorenbos. Brig. Gen. Edward P. Maxwell,...
  • Self-Proclaimed American University Professor Jamal Al-Din Ibrahim: John McCain Established ISIS

    12/13/2014 11:04:14 AM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 23 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 11-19-14 | Egyptian TV
    In a November 19 Egyptian TV interview, Jamal Al-Din Ibrahim, who in the past claimed to be a University of California professor, said that ISIS was an acronym for "Israeli Secret Intelligence Service" and had been established by John McCain, as part of a conspiracy to drag the Arab world into a quagmire. According to Ibrahim, Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi was in fact a Jew called Simon Elliot, who had been trained by the Mossad. Following are excerpts from an interview with self-proclaimed Egyptian-American toxicology professor Jamal Al-Din Ibrahim, which aired on Egypt TV on November 19, 2014: Interviewer: Thank you...
  • Report: Jeb Bush Asks McCain For Advice On Not Pandering To Conservatives

    12/12/2014 2:47:30 PM PST · by Maceman · 107 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/12/2014 | Alex Pappas
    Jeb Bush has quietly consulted former Republican presidential nominee John McCain about how to run for president without pandering to conservatives in a GOP primary, according to a new report. The New York Times, in a story published Friday, examines the former Florida governor’s thinking on a possible campaign. The story notes that Bush seems to be leaning towards running, but has no desire to change some of his political positions to win over the party’s base. When former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida quietly visited Senator John McCain in his Capitol Hill office this fall, discussion turned to a...
  • John McCain: CIA torture stained nation’s honor

    12/10/2014 11:44:39 AM PST · by Bettyprob · 36 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | December 10, 2014 | John McCain
    I believe the American people have a right — indeed, a responsibility — to know what was done in their name; how these practices did or did not serve our interests; and how they comported with our most important values. The truth is sometimes a hard pill to swallow. It sometimes causes us difficulties at home and abroad. It is sometimes used by our enemies in attempts to hurt us. But the American people are entitled to it, nonetheless. They must know when the values that define our nation are intentionally disregarded by our security policies, even those policies that...
  • John McCain: Great American. Lousy senator. Terrible Republican.

    12/10/2014 11:41:35 AM PST · by Starman417 · 27 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-10-14 | DrJohn
    That's how radio talk show host and law professor Hugh Hewitt has been describing Senator McCain for years. Tuesday, Senator Feinstein finally saw the release of her Majority Views "Torture" Report. Absent from the 5 year investigation is any participation from Republicans who sit on the Senate Intelligence Committee. They perceived the Feinstein investigation as a partisan exercise. So what we're left with, absent the Minority Views Report, is a non-bipartisan (re: partisan), $40 million investigation tinted and tainted by a Democrat's worldview lens in interpreting the information they used to draw up the Report. Senator Feinstein spoke yesterday on...
  • Trey Gowdy (R-SC) Says His Preferred Method of Stopping Obama is to Let John McCain Do It

    12/06/2014 3:53:45 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 137 replies
    RedState ^ | Erick Erickson
    Now this is just pathetic. Some of you turned Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC)87% into the hero of the day because of his Benghazi investigation. He could do no wrong. What happens when you build a cult of personalty around any politician is then they can go BOHICA on you. Bend over America. Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC)87% is now on record admitting he’s going to help shove President Obama’s amnesty plan right where you don’t want it. (SNIP) So, Hemmer asked Gowdy who he’d stop the President. Gowdy’s answer? He wants to let Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)Heritage ActionScorecardSen. John McCain52%Senate Republican...
  • John McCain's political comeback

    12/06/2014 5:49:59 AM PST · by Bettyprob · 43 replies
    CNN ^ | December 1, 2014 | Julian Zelizer
    (CNN) -- Just about six years after his career seemed to come to a crashing halt, when Barack Obama defeated him in the presidential election of 2008, Arizona Sen. John McCain is poised to re-emerge as a major player in the next two years. As the new chairman of the influential Armed Services Committee, McCain will be able to use this perch of power to loudly challenge the President's foreign policy agenda. Call it McCain's revenge. For several years, it seemed as if McCain was finished. The 2008 election delivered a huge blow to his political standing. Once considered the...
  • Seeing Red AZ rates a backhanded first place award

    12/03/2014 8:56:25 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 1 replies
    Kudos from the Phoenix New Times Okay. We can take it. It’s all in fun, after all. Or is it? At any rate, the bizarro-world* leftists at the Phoenix New Times tabloid have awarded Seeing Red AZ the “Best Right-Wing Blog, 2014.” We are even credited as a valuable resource “for reporters and researchers. They got us right on our view of John McCain, but skewed the facts on nearly everything else, as was doubtless their intent.
  • Rand Paul says John McCain wants 15 more wars

    12/03/2014 1:54:34 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    CNN ^ | Ashley Killough
    Trying to strike a balance between shedding his isolationist label and defending his nontraditional GOP views on foreign policy, Sen. Rand Paul took another jab Tuesday at his more hawkish colleague, Sen. John McCain. In a discussion hosted by Paul Gigot, editorial page editor at The Wall Street Journal, Paul argued he's not in favor of a total abandonment of U.S. intervention overseas but was unapologetic in saying he's "one of the least reluctant to go to war." (SNIP) "But I do believe less. I believe we've been everywhere all the time. We're about to bankrupt our country and there...
  • Did John McCain Just Say He Might Run for President Again?

    12/02/2014 1:56:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    National Journal ^ | December 2, 2014 | Marina Koren
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Forget Mitt Romney. Another former Republican presidential candidate is stoking 2016 rumors. It seemed like another run-of-the-mill interview with a politician on late-night television. Sen. John McCain was on The Colbert Report on Tuesday night to talk about his love of deep-frying turkeys and his new book with Mark Salter, Thirteen Soldiers: A Personal History of Americans at War. At the end of the show, host Stephen Colbert asked McCain if he wanted to be the next Defense secretary. And then McCain dropped the mic. "Actually, I was thinking about running for president again," he said. "What do you...
  • John McCain to Stephen Colbert: Think I'd Make a Good President?

    12/02/2014 5:39:38 AM PST · by Bettyprob · 27 replies
    NewsMax ^ | December 02, 2014 | Greg Richter
    "We need somebody who's got experience. You're here for the 'Colbert bump.' Is this a trial balloon to be secretary of defense?" Colbert asked. "Actually, I was thinking about running for president again. What do you think?" McCain deadpanned. "You would have the full resources of the 'Colbert Report' at your back in 2016 — if it were still on the air," Colbert shot back.
  • John McCain: Joe Lieberman Should Be Next Defense Secretary

    12/01/2014 10:13:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    NewsMax ^ | December 1, 2014 | Joel Himelfarb
    Sen. John McCain, incoming chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said he has told the White House that former Sen. Joe Lieberman should be the next secretary of defense. McCain made the suggestion when White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough contacted him seeking a recommendation. The Arizona Republican told The Washington Post he doubted that President Barack Obama would take his advice and choose Lieberman to replace current Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, who announced his resignation last week. Lieberman, a Democratic senator from Connecticut from 1989 to 2013, was Vice President Al Gore's running mate in the 2000...
  • Conservatives Top 2016 Target: John McCain

    11/30/2014 12:08:22 PM PST · by Rockitz · 31 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 30 Nov 2014, 1:36 AM PDT | Dan Riehl
    While the primary politics of 2016 may not afford movement conservatives a great many opportunities to take on establishment Republicans in primaries, there si one notable exception. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) will be 80 years old, if or when he stands for re-election. On top of that, he's the establishment Republican many conservatives love to hate most and there are reasons to think he's vulnerable. Issues-wise, he's weak on immigration, the Bush tax cuts and cap and trade. There also appear to be viable challengers, should McCain opt to not retire, as many either wish, or believe he should. Reps....
  • Graham to Obama: If you use reconciliation on health care, it’ll kill amnesty

    11/26/2014 2:25:00 AM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 6 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 11, 2010 | Allahpundit
    Er … yeah. I hadn’t thought of it that way. The time for talk is over. The time for amnesty has begun. It’s so crazy it just. might. work. Graham, along with Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), met with Obama to update him on their efforts to advance immigration reform legislation. During the meeting, Graham said he made it clear to the president that the already difficult task of passing immigration reform becomes even harder when reconciliation is in play. “I expressed, in no uncertain terms, my belief that immigration reform could come to a halt for the year if health...
  • McCain encouraging Graham to run for President

    11/25/2014 9:14:43 PM PST · by Bettyprob · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | November 24, 2014 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Washington (CNN) -- South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham is getting encouragement from a close colleague and friend, Sen. John McCain, to run for President. "I think he is looking at it, and I am strongly encouraging him to take a look at it," McCain, an Arizona Republican, told ABC News in a story published Monday. "I know of no one who is better versed and more important on national security policy and defense than Lindsey Graham, and I don't think these challenges to our security are going away." Graham floated the possibility of a run in an interview with the...
  • John McCain 'Strongly Encouraging' Lindsey Graham To Consider 2016 Run

    11/24/2014 9:58:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 24, 2014 | Arlette Saenz and Jeff Zeleny
    Sen. John McCain is prodding one of his closest allies in the Senate to consider a run for the White House – Sen. Lindsey Graham. “I think he is looking at it, and I am strongly encouraging him to take a look at it,” McCain, R-Ariz., told ABC News. “I know of no one who is better versed and more important on national security policy and defense than Lindsey Graham, and I don’t think these challenges to our security are going away.” “He is eminently qualified,” McCain added. In an interview with The Weekly Standard last month, Graham, R-S.C., said...