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  • Kirkpatrick to Challenge McCain in Arizona

    05/26/2015 8:48:41 AM PDT · by AuH2ORepublican · 28 replies
    Roll Call ^ | May 26, 2015 | Emily Cahn
    Updated, 10:50 a.m. | Arizona Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick will challenge Republican Sen. John McCain for Senate, according to a source with knowledge of Kirkpatrick’s plans, giving Democrats a top recruit and a potential pickup opportunity. Kirkpatrick made calls Monday to inform people of her plans, the source told CQ Roll Call. Her bid also opens up Arizona’s 1st District, a GOP-leaning seat spanning the northeast quadrant of the state. An hour after this story was published, Kirkpatrick sent out an email making it official. “I love this state, and I’ve worked hard all my life to put Arizona first,” she...
  • Feud between John McCain and Rand Paul worsens after NSA reform fiasco

    05/24/2015 5:22:49 AM PDT · by McGruff · 31 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 23 May 2015 | Ben Jacobs
    The feud between John McCain and Rand Paul worsened on Saturday morning after the presidential candidate successfully held up a temporary extension of controversial provisions of the Patriot Act. McCain, a leading GOP hawk and Paul, the leader of his party’s libertarian wing, have never exactly seen eye to eye. But the relationship became even more toxic after Paul successfully blocked the Senate from extending NSA surveillance programs for even one additional day.
  • Cruz wants to let soldiers carry sidearms to protect against terror threats

    05/19/2015 10:53:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 19, 2015 | Jacqueline Klimas
    Sen. Ted Cruz is asking lawmakers to consider allowing troops to carry personal firearms on base for protection, reviving a fight that has previously been a nonstarter with Congress after military leaders said they didn't support the change. While many lawmakers are open to having a discussion on changing the rules in the Senate Committee on Armed Services, most said that they would defer issues of base security to military leaders — who have historically been against allowing concealed carry on their posts. Mr. Cruz formally sent a letter last month to Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican and chairman of...
  • Senate panel approves $612B defense bill that overhauls benefits

    Senate panel approves $612B defense bill that overhauls benefits The Senate Armed Services Committee passed its 2016 defense authorization bill by a 22-4 vote on Thursday. Chairman John McCain (R-Ariz.) announced the results of vote, hailing the $612 billion measure as a "reform bill" with "overwhelming bipartisan support." Ranking Member Jack Reed (D-R.I.), however, was one of the four 'no' votes against the bill, which boosted the Pentagon's war funding account $38 billion by over the president's request. Democrats are opposed to the move, which they say skirts budget caps on federal spending in order to boost defense spending, but...
  • McCain on Global Warming

    05/15/2015 3:32:25 PM PDT · by Don Corleone · 30 replies
    Senator McCain correespondence | 5/15/15 | Sen. McCain
    Thank you for contacting me regarding climate change. I appreciate knowing your thoughts on this issue. Last year, President Obama announced a plan to address climate change. Unfortunately, most of the Administration's proposals would simply impose burdensome regulations on American business that would be harmful to the U.S. economy. While I welcome the opportunity to debate proposals in the Senate, I do not support the use of executive orders to implement policy and place costly new regulations on the American industry. According to extensive international scientific studies, including reports by the National Academy of Sciences and the Intergovernmental Panel on...
  • John McCain is now an official aide to Ukraine’s president

    05/14/2015 7:06:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 14, 2015 | Noah Rothman
    President Barack Obama might not be prepared to commit the United States to providing lethal aid to Ukraine in its effort to beat back Russian aggression destabilizing the eastern portion of that country, but America is increasingly committed to that fight. “At a former Soviet military base outside of the western Ukrainian town of Lviv, about 300 U.S. Army paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade, which is based in Vicenza, Italy, are training the Ukrainian National Guard,” Newsweek revealed this week. Though they are not using American weapons, Ukraine’s soldiers are receiving a crash course in U.S. military tactics in...
  • Nicolle Wallace, one of GOP’s ‘savviest strategists,’ advises Carly Fiorina to back off Hillary

    05/14/2015 6:45:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 14, 2015 | Noah Rothman
    You might know Nicolle Wallace as one of the co-hosts of The View, but you’re more likely to be familiar with her work as the GOP campaign operative that was once responsible for handling vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin. It was a role for which she apparently feels duty-bound to repent. Absolution from the liberal entertainers who have given her a second career seems, however, eternally just beyond her reach. As a commentator and frequent television guest in the Obama era, Wallace has embraced punditry. Offering unsolicited advice to political figures is part of that job description, and Wallace has...
  • A Dear John (McCain) Letter

    05/13/2015 6:54:44 AM PDT · by Paid_Russian_Troll · 5 replies
    Dear Senator McCain: As you know better than anyone, the Department of Defense and the U.S. military are at greater risk today perhaps than at any time since September 11th. The principal threat is not al Qaeda, Da'esh or a resurgent China or Russia -- although a good part of the world remains dangerously unstable. Nor is sequestration, despite its irrationality and mindlessness, the mortal danger although it will harm the forces
  • Polls Show That John McCain is in Deep ... Without a Paddle

    05/11/2015 7:17:16 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 53 replies
    Red Statements ^ | May 6, 2015 | Steven Ahle
    Earlier this year, election watchers claimed that McCain was the most vulnerable senator facing reelection in 2016 and the polls show that is true.  Public Policy Polling (PPP) shows that McCain only has a 41% approval rating among republicans and a 36% approval rating among all voters.  Anything below 50% is considered dangerous for incumbents.  41% is considered catastrophic.  51% of republican  voters want someone more conservative than McCain.  Unfortunately, both Obama and Clinton are more conservative than McCain.McCain who often bills himself as a “maverick” is more like a hobby horse that liberals ride to victory.  As he gets...
  • McCain lost WH race because Sarah Palin didn't take MY advice on the economy, says Carly Fiorina

    05/06/2015 6:57:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 108 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | May 5, 2015 | Francesca Chambers
    * Fiorina claims in Rising to the Challenge that John McCain asked her to help Palin 'get up to speed on the economic issues facing the country' * 'I never did get the chance to fulfill Senator McCain's request ... although I made numerous requests to meet with her during the campaign' * To this day Fiorina, a contender for the 2016 GOP nomination, says she still hasn't met the Tea Party superstar * Palin endorsed Fiorina in 2010 when she was competing in the Republican primary for the U.S. Senate in California, but it was via Facebook * A...
  • McCain rules out immigration language in defense bill (Yup, he's up for reelection again!)

    05/06/2015 4:57:36 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 15 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 5/5/15 | Cristina Marcos and Martin Matishak
    Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain on Tuesday shot down a proposal that would move toward allowing some illegal immigrants to serve in the military. The Arizona Republican, who is up for reelection in 2016, said there is no way he will accept provisions like those being pushed in the House related to President Obama’s deferred deportation program. “We’re not doing anything on immigration on the NDAA,” McCain told The Hill, referring to legislation that authorizes spending levels for the military. McCain’s opposition could be a death knell for two provisions in the House’s draft of the National Defense...
  • AZ POLL: Sen. McCain Under 50 Percent, Extraordinarily Vulnerable

    05/05/2015 2:29:00 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 55 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/5/15 | Michelle Moons
    Five-term incumbent Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) has good reason to fear a primary challenge. Newly released data from liberal-leaning Public Policy Polling shows half of Arizona’s Republican primary voters disapprove of McCain’s job performance, and more than half would prefer a more conservative Senate candidate in 2016. After more than three decades in Washington, McCain earns merely 41 percent approval from Arizona Republicans and 36 percent from general Arizona voters, PPP finds. Just 37 percent reported a willingness to support the Senator in his 2016 re-election bid. In the days leading up to his re-election declaration, McCain and wife Cindy...
  • The two reasons Sen. John McCain will not stop ridiculing Ted Cruz and Rand Paul

    04/29/2015 1:20:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Communities Digital News' A Time For Choosing Blog ^ | April 29, 2015 | James Richard Edwards
    Sen. John McCain, the man that gave us President Barack Obama by running the most anemic, ineffective campaign in modern history, has decided to constantly interfere in this election cycle, demeaning any principled conservatives in favor of establishment Republicans that share his failed ideological viewpoint. McCain’s recent comments in regards to Sen. Ted Cruz and Sen. Rand Paul, both of whom are running for the Republican nomination for president, are clearly indicative of his desire to give his best effort to destroy any and all principled conservatives that dare challenge the establishment wing of the Republican Party. According to an...
  • John McCain Lashes Out at Judicial Watch over Damning IRS Doc Release

    04/28/2015 12:13:33 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 83 replies
    PJMedia ^ | April 27, 2015 - 2:19 pm | Debra Heine
    The IRS documents released by the government watchdog group on April 9 revealed that the senator, along with Senator Carl Levin, pressured the agency to go after political nonprofits – which turned out to be overwhelmingly conservative non-profits.. A May 1, 2013, email exchange between Lois Lerner and other top IRS staffers revealed that 11 days prior to Lerner’s admission in a ABA meeting that the IRS had “inappropriately” targeted conservative groups, she met with select top staffers from the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee in a “marathon” meeting to discuss concerns raised by both Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI) and Sen....
  • Sen. Lindsey Graham: Send U.S. troops to topple Assad

    04/28/2015 12:00:54 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 61 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 18 hours ago | Rick Newman
    Specific proposals to end the appalling violence in Syria, Yemen, and territories controlled by the Islamic State group are scarce in the nascent presidential campaign. That is about to change. Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina -- who tells Yahoo Finance he’s “92-and-a-half percent sure” he’s running for president -- wants to send U.S. troops back to the world’s most volatile region to stamp out vicious terrorism and remove Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. “Assad has to go,” he says in the video above. “We’re going to have to send some of our soldiers back into the Middle East.”
  • McCain Votes NO!

    04/27/2015 8:28:14 AM PDT · by Don Corleone · 48 replies
    Senator McCain | 4/27/15 | Senator McCain
    My Friend, Earlier this week when the Senate was asked to vote on confirming Loretta Lynch as the next Attorney General of the United States, I voted no. During her confirmation hearing before the Judiciary Committee, Ms. Lynch stated her belief that the President's recent executive actions on immigration were "reasonable" and "constitutional." My Friend, I could not support anyone to be the highest law enforcement official in America who supports the President's clearly unconstitutional actions. That's why I cast my vote "NO." The job of the U.S. Attorney General is to represent the people of the United States and...
  • Establishment GOP Claims McCain Challenger Kelli Ward Believes Chemtrails Conspiracy Theory

    04/26/2015 4:25:16 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Apr 2015 | Michelle Moons
    It may be early in the process for 2016 campaigns, but that’s not stopping political operatives from scurrying to suppress promising potential John McCain Senate seat challengers from pressing forward. Cue critics of Arizona State Senator Kelli Ward. “Only the political elite would make listening to voter concerns a bad thing,” Ward told Breitbart News concerning attacks coming against her from political and media sources. Ward recently began an exploratory committee to challenge McCain, now seeking his sixth 6-year term, for election to the U.S. Senate.
  • GOP Senatorial Committee (NRSC) using donations to prop up McCain, Ayotte, Kirk & RINOS

    04/23/2015 4:06:13 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 30 replies
    David Vitter, the only conservative up in 2016 is running for Governor in 2015. Grassley is good for his state's leanings and he needs no help to win big. Harry Reid's seat is going to be contested by 1 of the pro-amnesty or pro-driver-card Nevada Republicans Sandoval, Heck, Amodei, Cresent or Hutchison. Portman is a conservative because Ben Carson endorsed him apparently. John McCain (R) Johnny Isakson (R) Mark Kirk (R) Chuck Grassley (R) Roy Blunt (R) (Harry Reid) (D) Kelly Ayotte (R) Richard Burr (R) Rob Portman (R) Pat Toomey (R) Ron Johnson (R)
  • Ben Carson Endorses Rob Portman's Re-election as Ohio Senator

    04/23/2015 3:07:13 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 35 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 20 Apr 2015 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Retired neurosurgeon and likely presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson this weekend endorsed Ohio Sen. Rob Portman's re-election campaign against likely Democratic challenger Ted Strickland. "I want to see Rob Portman re-elected to the U.S. Senate and encourage Ohio voters to join his campaign and keep the Senate in Republican control," said Carson, a spokesman at the Republican Party of Cuyahoga County's annual Lincoln Day Dinner on Saturday night in Cleveland, according to a party press release.
  • John McCain Leads Liberal Republican Attacks On Scott Walker’s Immigration Stance

    04/21/2015 6:13:00 PM PDT · by markomalley · 35 replies
    Breitbart.com Big Government ^ | 4/21/15 | Matthew Boyle
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has clearly awakened the Washington establishment beast.Not only is the liberal media and establishment right-of-center coming out guns-a-blazing at Walker over his pro-American worker position on legal immigration, but now Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)—the most pro-amnesty Republican there is, someone who worked for years with the late Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA) on immigration—is leading a charge against Walker’s new position.“I think most statistics show that they fill part of the workforce that are much needed. We have, and I’m a living example of, the aging population. We need these people in the workforce legally,” McCain said...
  • A history of John McCain saying ‘nice’ things about Ted Cruz

    04/21/2015 11:39:34 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 21 at 1:55 PM | Hunter Schwarz
    John McCain and Ted Cruz haven't had the smoothest of relationships. The Arizona senator famously called Cruz and a handful of other Republicans "wacko birds," and he's walked it back ever since.Today, McCain's comments on Cruz are much more nuanced, but if you read between the lines (and notice the frequency with which he calls Cruz a "valued member of the Senate Armed Services Committee") you'll notice McCain's just being polite.Here's a timeline of some of McCain's comments on Cruz, along with helpful translations: March 7, 2013What he said: "It's always the wacko birds on the right and left that...
  • John McCain's Fake Fight With Ted Cruz Over Guns on Military Bases (Bloomberg News Defends Cruz!)

    04/21/2015 10:25:37 AM PDT · by VinL · 12 replies
    Bloomberg | 4/21/2015 | David Weigel
    Link only-http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2015-04-21/john-mccain-s-fake-fight-with-ted-cruz-over-guns-on-military-bases
  • Ted Cruz: I ‘misspoke’ to voters about military gun issue (Juan McCain throws a tantrum)

    04/21/2015 9:14:49 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 63 replies
    Politico ^ | 21 Apr 2015 | Kendall Breitman
    Sen. Ted Cruz now claims he “misspoke” when he told potential New Hampshire voters that he has been “pressing” Sen. John McCain to hold hearings on whether service members can carry concealed weapons on military bases.“Now, I will acknowledge, I may have misspoken in New Hampshire when I said that I had been pressing John McCain, and what I had been pressing was the Armed Services Committee,” Cruz said in an interview Tuesday on Fox News. Story Continued Below “John McCain is the new chairman of it, so I sent a letter to the previous chairman,” Cruz said.On Sunday, Cruz...
  • A.J. LaFaro dispels Robert Graham’s myth on closing Primary

    04/16/2015 4:24:17 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 2 replies
    A resolution to close the Republican Primary will take center stage at the upcoming Arizona Republican Party Committee meeting, Saturday, April 18, 2015 at the state GOP headquarters. The rift over this issue centers on McCain-aligned state chairman Robert Graham wanting to allow registered Independents to continue to vote in Republican primary elections and the grassroots conservative base of the party who view this intrusion through the prism of teams allowing their adversaries to choose their players preceding the opening season. (SNIP) Of course McCain got that wrong. This is what Reagan actually said: “A political party cannot be all...
  • John McCain Courts Non-Republican Voters in GOP Primary, Seeks to Keep AZ Primaries Semi-Open

    04/13/2015 5:22:23 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 30 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/12/15 | MIchelle Moons
    Persisting in a war with those who don’t pledge allegiance to the five-term U.S. Senator, John McCain and his loyalists are stomping on efforts to return the Arizona primary election to a pure party primary election. Just days ago, McCain announced a bid for what would be his sixth term in the U.S. Senate, extending his tenure in Washington D.C. to four decades, having served in the House of Representative prior to election to the Senate. Conservatives promptly came out in revolt against a sustained McCain Senate reign in a campaign highlighting the senator’s liberal history. A 1998 Arizona ballot...
  • John Kerry: So far, Iran has lived up to its end of nuclear deal (lies continue)

    04/12/2015 9:57:26 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 12 at 12:20 PM | Wesley Lowery
    Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday morning defended the preliminary nuclear deal struck with Iran by the Obama administration earlier this month, saying during an interview with ABC’s "This Week" that, so far, “Iran has lived up to and lived by every requirement in that agreement.” The administration announced the framework of a historic nuclear deal with Iran on April 2, but in the days since, American and Iranian negotiators have provided different interpretations of what, exactly, was agreed upon. Kerry pushed back on criticism leveled by Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who said last week that Kerry was “delusional”...
  • The Timeline Project

    09/30/2008 6:38:27 AM PDT · by George Smiley · 74 replies · 2,223+ views
    various ^ | 30-SEP-2008 | George Smiley
    Let's collaboratively build a timeline of this disaster, starting with when these agencies were formed, tracking the legislation that was not only passed, but proposed, and quotes from who supported and opposed it. PLEASE INCLUDE URLs so we can link to sources. Here's a start. 1938 Fannie Mae, or the Federal National Mortgage Association, was founded in 1938. http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/html/uscode12/usc_sup_01_12_10_13_20_III.html 1954 1954 Charter Act 1968 1968 Charter Act 1970 Freddie Mac, or the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, was established in 1970 1989 Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989 1990, James A. Johnson went to work for Fannie...
  • Sens. McCain and Levin urged IRS to target Tea Party, conservative groups

    04/11/2015 4:22:02 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 196 replies
    examiner.com ^ | April 10, 2015 | Jim Kouri
    Government documents obtained by a top "Inside the Beltway" watchdog group and released on Thursday reveal that Internal Revenue Service's Lois Lerner was strongly urged by Sen. Carl Levin, D-Michigan, and Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, her assistance in attacking certain non-profit political groups. The organizations they selected for targeting by Lerner were part of the Tea Party and conservative movements. Newly released documents revealed that Sen. Levin (left) and Sen. McCain both urged the IRS to target conservative groups in the wake of the Citizens United decision. The group that investigates and exposes government corruption, Judicial Watch, released newly acquired...
  • Russian Hunters Discover 10,000-year-old Frozen Woolly Rhino in River

    04/09/2015 10:06:56 AM PDT · by Utilizer · 41 replies
    OutdoorHub ^ | 2/27/15 | Daniel Xu
    Paleontologists are calling a recent find in the Russian region of Yakutia a “sensation.” Last September, Aleksandr Banderov and his hunting party were traveling near the Semyulyakh River when they uncovered the preserved carcass of an adolescent wholly rhinoceros, a species that roamed the frozen landscapes of Europe and northern Asia during the last Ice Age. The hunters initially thought it was a reindeer frozen in the ice, but quickly realized it was something much older. “We were sailing past a ravine and noticed hair hanging on the top of it,’ Alexander told The Siberian Times. “At first we thought...
  • The coming epic Republican flip-flop on Hillary Clinton (McCain and Ryan past praise of her)

    04/08/2015 11:28:43 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 15 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 04/08/15 | Alex Seitz-Wald
    When Arizona Sen. John McCain sat down this week with NBC’s Kelly O’Donnell to reveal his plans to run for reelection in 2016, the Republican was eager to take an opportunity to knock the opposing party’s potential presidential nominee. “I think that a legitimate question to Hillary Clinton is, ‘What did you accomplish during your four years as secretary of state? Except that you visited more countries than any other previous secretary of state. What was your accomplishment?’” he said. “So far, I don’t know what an answer to that would be.” (clip) In 2011, McCain said Clinton was doing...
  • Senate Conservatives Fund targets McCain

    04/07/2015 12:44:28 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 23 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 4/6/15 | David McCabe
    The Senate Conservatives Fund (SCF) has launched an effort to defeat Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), bashing him for failing to uphold the principles of a “true conservative” just hours after he announced his intention to run for reelection. “There are few Republicans who have betrayed our conservative principles more than John McCain,” SCF President Ken Cuccinelli said in an email to supporters Tuesday of the party's 2008 nominee for president. “John McCain lost his way a long time ago and it's time to replace him with a strong conservative leader who will support and defend the Constitution.” Cuccinelli’s email links...
  • Ted Cruz: The uncompromising candidate (Mild barf alert)

    04/01/2015 1:17:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Los Angeles Post-Examiner ^ | March 31, 2015 | Megan Wallin
    Some articles have compared him to our current president, both because of his early accomplishments in legal and social arenas and his status as a member of a minority group. Now, having officially given up his dual Canadian-United States citizenship, Ted Cruz announced, on March 23, 2015, he would be running for the presidency. While it’s a welcome sight to see someone other than a Clinton or a Bush in the political limelight, I think most moderates (and — forgive me — most sane, rational human beings) would agree that Ted Cruz is not a promising candidate for the Republican...
  • Obama: Politicians should carry themselves more like Kennedy (Teddy, not RFK or JFK!)

    03/30/2015 1:46:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    MSN / The Associated Press ^ | March 30, 2015 | Nedra Pickler and David Espo
    BOSTON — President Barack Obama summoned today's quarrelsome political leaders to emulate the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy in the pursuit of compromise on Monday, and said a new institute that bears the longtime Massachusetts senator's name can be as much an antidote to political cynicism as the man once was. "What if we carried ourselves more like Ted Kennedy? What if we were to follow his example a little bit harder?" the president asked a crowd of family, former aides and political dignitaries of both parties under a tent in raw weather just outside the doors of the Edward...
  • Potential McCain Challenger Kelli Ward: Widespread ‘Dissatisfaction’ with McCain Job Performance

    03/29/2015 9:22:59 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 24 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/28/15 | Michelle Moons
    Rising star in Arizona, State Senator Kelli Ward, took time out of her busy late season legislative schedule to give Breitbart’s Matthew Boyle an exclusive interview on the weekly Breitbart News Saturday radio program. Buzz over fresh political leader Ward grows daily with talk that she is the “David” considering taking on threatened political “Goliath,” U.S. Senator John McCain, in the 2016 primary election. Ward started out telling Boyle she’s “still in the consideration phase,” while she finishes out the current Arizona legislative session. She said this week she’ll be focusing her efforts on her duties in the state Senate....
  • McCain’s mean machine gearing up

    03/28/2015 10:59:27 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 26 replies
    Amid rampant speculation of potential congressional challengers to John McCain, it looks like a long shot that any of them will step up to the task. In fact, they are peeling off faster than a cheap auto paint job in the Phoenix sun. Schweikert‘s officially out. Gosar won‘t take on the fight. Franks has no reason to give up the seat on which he has a lock, and it will be a shocker of monumental proportions if Salmon decides to run against John McCain. None of these Arizona congressmen are willing to subject themselves and their families to the brutality...
  • Cruz is no Barry Goldwater, McCain and Flake say

    03/28/2015 10:16:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Arizona Republic | March 28, 2015 | Dan Nowicki
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.azcentral.com/story/azdc/2015/03/29/ted-cruz-no-barry-goldwater-john-mccain-jeff-flake-say/70579530/
  • Ted Cruz Is Unelectable, So Why Is He Running For President?

    03/23/2015 9:50:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    PoliticusUSA - Real Liberal Politics ^ | March 23, 2015 | Becky Sarwate
    Well gang, it’s officially here. It’s Presidential primary season! The festivities got off to a real bang early Monday morning with the first hat thrown conclusively into the ring. That Stetson belongs to Texas’ junior Senator and government shutdown advocator Ted Cruz. Ending months of very little suspense, Cruz tweeted “I’m running for President and I hope to earn your support!” to his 370,000 followers. In a piece entitled Ted Cruz Hopes Early Campaign Entry Will Focus Voters’ Attention, writers Jonathan Martin and Maggie Haberman of The New York Times quote longtime Republican strategist Dave Carney as saying, “It’s the...
  • McCain runs into activist revolt while trying to build support for re-election

    03/23/2015 9:49:34 AM PDT · by Kyle Olson · 31 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | 3/23/15 | Olaf Ekberg
    U.S. Sen. John McCain is running a “sponsored post” on Facebook with the intention of building support for a potential re-election campaign. While the intended audience is unclear, the paid post is boomeranging big time. “If I decide to stand for re-election to the United States Senate, I will give it everything I’ve got — and your continued support means a great deal to me. Please stand with me today,” the senator’s Facebook post reads.
  • McCain to Obama on Netanyahu: ‘Get over your temper tantrum, Mr. President’

    03/22/2015 2:33:36 PM PDT · by monkeyshine · 43 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 3/22/15 | Dylan Stableford
    ‘The president has his priorities so screwed up that it’s unbelievable,’ senator says... “The least of your problems are what Bibi Netanyahu said in a political campaign,” McCain said Sunday. “I think the president maybe shouldn’t like it, but thousands are being slaughtered by ISIS. The Iranians have taken over the major capitols of Lebanon, Syria, Beirut and Baghdad. It pales in significance to the situation which continues to erode throughout the Middle East, and it puts America at risk. … The president has his priorities so screwed up that it’s unbelievable...Either that or he’s delusional. I’m not sure which,”...
  • Meet The Republican Woman Who Might Challenge John McCain In 2016

    03/20/2015 7:03:19 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 14 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 3/19/15 | Alex Pappas
    Kelli Ward, a physician and state senator in Arizona, says she might challenge Sen. John McCain in the state’s Republican primary next year. In recent weeks, Ward has been busy meeting with national conservative groups that back challengers to Republican incumbents while trying to determine if she could raise enough money to mount a credible campaign. In a Thursday interview with The Daily Caller, Ward argued that McCain, who is 78, would be vulnerable in a Republican primary. She suggested she would contrast herself with the longtime senator over his support for comprehensive immigration reform. Here is a transcript of...
  • Received from McCain

    03/20/2015 6:56:21 AM PDT · by Don Corleone · 12 replies
    McCain Letter | 3/20/15 | Se. John McCain
    Dear Friend: Thank you for contacting me to express your view that President Obama should be impeached and removed from office. I apologize for the delay in my response. The impeachment and removal of a President are extraordinary actions, defined in Article II, Section 4 of the Constitution, that should be taken only when the individual holding that office has been found to have committed treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors. Like you, I am deeply concerned and disturbed with the recent scandals ranging from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) targeting conservative organizations, secret e-mail accounts by government...
  • McCain calls Germany a Russia 'appeaser'

    03/13/2015 1:12:29 PM PDT · by McGruff · 19 replies
    The Local ^ | 13 Mar 2015
    US Senator and former presidential candidate John McCain lashed out at German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Thursday, saying he had "no credibility in any way". McCain launched a broadside against Steinmeier, accusing him of being "in the Neville Chamberlain school of diplomacy" for not toughening Berlin's stance on Russia's interference in Ukraine. "The foreign minister of Germany is the same guy that refuses - and his government - to enact any restrictions on the behaviour of Vladimir Putin, who is slaughtering Ukrainians as we speak," McCain told reporters.
  • Letter from McCain

    03/12/2015 7:30:18 AM PDT · by Don Corleone · 2 replies
    Senator McCain | 3/12/15 | Sen. McCain
    Thank you for contacting me to relay your concerns regarding Iran and our efforts for a comprehensive nuclear agreement. I appreciate learning your thoughts on this important issue. For many years, Congress has recognized the threat of the Iranian nuclear program and has taken the lead on initiating sanctions. Over time, the economic sanctions imposed on Iran have increased their willingness to negotiate. On November 23, 2013, the Iranian government agreed to halt further expansion of their nuclear program in exchange for temporary sanctions relief and entered into extensive negotiations about a nuclear deal that would outline the final arrangements...
  • Berlin Alarmed by Aggressive NATO Stance on Ukraine

    03/08/2015 11:29:06 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 5 replies
    Spiegel ^ | 06 March 2015
    It was quiet in eastern Ukraine last Wednesday. Indeed, it was another quiet day in an extended stretch of relative calm. The battles between the Ukrainian army and the pro-Russian separatists had largely stopped and heavy weaponry was being withdrawn. The Minsk cease-fire wasn't holding perfectly, but it was holding. On that same day, General Philip Breedlove, the top NATO commander in Europe, stepped before the press in Washington. Putin, the 59-year-old said, had once again "upped the ante" in eastern Ukraine -- with "well over a thousand combat vehicles, Russian combat forces, some of their most sophisticated air defense,...
  • Huma Abedin: Clinton's Unindicted Email Co-Conspirator

    03/07/2015 7:10:20 AM PST · by raptor22 · 29 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 7, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Scandal: The email plot thickens with news that Hillary Clinton's deputy chief of staff also used a private email account on the Clintons' server to conduct government business. Watchdog group Judicial Watch, which doesn't like being lied to or jerked around any more than the House Benghazi Select Committee does, has filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the Department of State seeking all communications, including emails, between Secretary of State Clinton and Huma Abedin with Nagla Mahmoud, wife of ousted Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi between Jan. 21, 2009, and Jan. 21, 2013. The lawsuit — which also seeks...
  • Republicans McCain, Angelo, Karger Call on 2016 Presidential Candidates to Avoid Gay Attacks

    03/06/2015 1:26:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Seattle Lesbian ^ | February 5, 2015
    Gregory T. Angelo, Meghan McCain and Fred Karger signing the St. Louis Resolution Tuesday night. In a move designed to head off anti-gay rhetoric during the 2016 Republican presidential campaign, three prominent GOP leaders signed a resolution Tuesday and will send it off to the 18 prospective Republican candidates for president. After speaking on a panel entitled “Marriage Equality and the Republican Party” in Graham Chapel at Washington University, political columnist and television host Meghan McCain, Log Cabin Republican Executive Director, Gregory T. Angelo and the first openly gay candidate to run for President, Fred Karger, all signed the Resolution,...
  • "Arizona, please FIRE John McCain!"

    03/03/2015 8:54:44 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 42 replies
    Secure Liberty ^ | March 3, 2015 | We the People
    To the Citizens of the great State of Arizona, We would like to ask a huge favor of you. To put it bluntly, we're asking you to fire your senior U.S. Senator, John McCain, in 2016. The U.S. Senate was instituted by America's founders to be representative of the several states. U.S. Senators were originally chosen by the state legislatures. But a century ago, the people of this country saw fit to amend the U.S. Constitution and to thereafter elect candidates to that body by a direct vote of the people of each state. That's why we're writing to...
  • McCain: ‘Every Country In The Region Is Going To Go Nuclear’ If US Signs Iran Deal

    03/03/2015 5:59:57 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 65 replies
    CBS DC ^ | 03/03/2015
    WASHINGTON (CBS DC) – Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., says “every country” in the Middle East will go nuclear if the U.S. makes a nuclear deal with Iran.Speaking Monday on Fox News, McCain predicted that “every country in the region is going to go nuclear if we sign this deal” amid Iranian nuclear negotiations and a U.S. visit by Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu making a case against such an agreement.“Every country in the region is going to go nuclear if we sign this deal. I have heard from Middle Eastern leaders direct that they will go nuclear, and you will...
  • Dozens dead as Qaeda militants in Syria seize rebel base (US Taxpayer Funded Moderate Beheaders )

    02/28/2015 5:33:48 AM PST · by csvset · 11 replies
    France24 ^ | 28 February 2015 | AFP
    <p>Al-Qaeda's Syria affiliate on Saturday drove US-backed rebels out of a strategic northern military base in fierce fighting that left dozens dead, a monitor said.</p> <p>At least 29 fighters from the Western-armed Hazm movement were killed along with six Al-Nusra Front jihadists, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.</p>
  • John McCain aide: Scott Walker is a ‘dumba**’

    02/27/2015 3:22:48 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 73 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/27/2015 | Noah Rothman
    You might recall the name Mark Salter for the role he played as a speechwriter for Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) when he ran for president in 2008. In the years that followed his involvement on that failed presidential bid, Salter eventually evolved into a commentator and political analyst. Following McCainÂ’s failed campaign, Slater spent much of his time attempting to rehabilitate the image of his friend and former employer. In 2011, Salter wrote a meandering, discursive essay on how George W. Bush had failed to meet the expectations of posterity when he chose Dick Cheney as his running mate....