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  • Sen. McCain huddles with Democrats on new campaign finance reform proposal

    05/16/2012 12:26:32 PM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 16, 2012 | Alexander Bolton
    Sen. John McCain is talking with Democrats about a joint effort to require outside groups that have spent millions of dollars on this year’s elections to disclose their donors. McCain (R-Ariz.), once Congress’s leading champion of campaign finance reform, has kept a low profile on the issue in recent years. He raised the ire of many Republicans a decade ago for pushing comprehensive reform, and many Republicans still held it against him during his 2008 presidential campaign.
  • John McCain rips GOP presidential candidates Herman Cain, Michele Bachmann on waterboarding

    11/15/2011 12:50:46 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 41 replies
    The Arizona lawmaker—who was tortured himself while a prisoner of war in Vietnam — said the controversial practice was both illegal and ineffective. BY ALIYAH SHAHID Republican Sen. John McCain is ripping presidential candidates in his party who insist waterboarding is an effective technique for interrogating suspected terrorists. The Arizona lawmaker—who was tortured himself while a prisoner of war in Vietnam — said the controversial practice was both illegal and ineffective on Monday evening. “Very disappointed by statements at SC GOP debate supporting waterboarding,” he tweeted. “Waterboarding is torture.” McCain, who ran for President in 2008, elaborated on CNN later,...
  • (Juan) McCain 'proud' of Meghan on MSNBC (McLame cheers his daughter's attacks on conservatives)

    11/06/2011 7:57:19 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 20 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | 2011-11-04
    Meghan McCain became an official MSNBC contributor this week and it left a lot of conservatives (even some on the left) a little teed off. But not her dad. “I’m very happy for her. I hope she does well,” Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) told THE BLAZE in Washington, D.C, Thursday night where he and Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) were accepting American Patriot Awards. Response from the right on Twitter was less than favorable to the news that McCain would be on the news — regularly. “Whatever John McCain’s sins, he does not deserve a daughter like [Meghan],” Editor in Chief...
  • McCain urges more US help for wounded Libyans (Big Government™ Alert)

    10/18/2011 4:06:27 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 22 replies
    AFP ^ | 2011-10-18
    WASHINGTON (AFP) — The United States should step up efforts to aid wounded Libyan rebels by deploying a hospital ship to treat them and helping them get to European medical facilities, US Senator John McCain said Monday. "This is an urgent humanitarian need," McCain, the top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, said in a statement after Libya's transitional government and NATO inked a deal opening part of the country's airspace. "I continue to urge the administration to take immediate steps, including the deployment of a US hospital ship to Libya or Malta and transporting wounded Libyans to US...
  • Cheney Slams McCain

    08/28/2011 6:04:38 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 83 replies
    National Review ^ | 2011-08-28 | Robert Costa
    <p>Cheney writes that in 2008 he was puzzled about GOP presidential nominee John McCain’s decision to suspend his campaign and request a meeting with congressional leaders to discuss the financial crisis at the White House.</p> <p>“Senator McCain added nothing of substance,” Cheney writes about the now-famous meeting. “It was entirely unclear why he’d returned to Washington and why he’d wanted the congressional leadership called together. I left the Cabinet Room when the meeting was over thinking the Republican presidential ticket was in trouble.”</p>
  • McCain: US should lead the way in Libya aid (McInsane Alert)

    08/22/2011 7:31:52 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 39 replies
    Arizona Sen. John McCain said the United States must lead the world in providing support to Libya as they begin their post-Gadhafi era. "I think we would be well-served if we make sure that there is not an extremist takeover or hijacking of this revolution," McCain said. McCain appeared on CNN's "The Situation Room", where he said an earlier and stronger showing of power by the U.S. in the air could have shortened the conflict significantly. "The only thing that was holding [Gadhafi] in power was money and fear," McCain said. "Once those are dissipated by military strength, it is...
  • McCain Explains ‘Hobbit’ Dig (McCain unrepentant for attacks on conservatives)

    08/21/2011 12:22:31 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 46 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 2011-08-21 | Melanie Starkey
    Sen. John McCain was put on the defensive Sunday for comparing some of his GOP colleagues to hobbits during the debt ceiling debate. The Arizona Republican had taken to the Senate floor in July to admonish conservatives for “unrealistic” expectations and quoted a Wall Street Journal editorial that compared them to the characters from J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings.” “What I was talking about, quoting from a Wall Street Journal editorial, was that there was a segment of the Republicans in the Senate — Republican Senators — that said we cannot raise the debt limit until we pass...
  • McCain hosts town hall to talk economy, hobbits (McCain: "I am not sorry for" attacking Tea Party)

    08/09/2011 5:29:02 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 30 replies
    GILBERT - Arizona Sen. John McCain held a town hall in Gilbert this morning and the economy took center stage. The town hall was focused on the nations' economic troubles and McCain said the on-going financial problems would be much greater had Congress not passed a bill to keep the country from defaulting on its debt. McCain said he is very concerned with the recent S&P downgrade of the United States' credit rating and views it as a wake-up call to the nation. "It will cost more to borrow money and it is a very serious situation," McCain said. McCain...
  • McCain: Obama Just Wants to Spend More Money (McCain: "I’m not a Tea Partier")

    08/03/2011 9:03:33 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 61 replies
    Fox ^ | 2011-08-03
    (snip) MCCAIN: ... just wants to spend money. Hello? He just wants to spend more money. You and I are -- remember when Ronald Reagan said the worst deal he ever made was when he sat down with the Democrats and said they would cut spending $3 and raise taxes for every $1. Guess what? They raised taxes and they didn’t cut spending. That’s why the Tea Partiers and others would – I’m not a Tea Partier -- but the fact is, we need a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution. We couldn’t get it through the Senate as the...
  • McCain rips Toomey on Senate floor (McCain attacks Tea Party vision as "flawed" and "terrible")

    07/31/2011 5:31:34 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 153 replies
    The Morning Call, Allentown, Pa. ^ | 2011-07-31 | Colby Itkowitz
    Former GOP presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, who this week referred to Tea Party lawmakers as "hobbits," publicly criticized Pennsylvania's Pat Toomey Sunday during an unusual unscripted debate on the Senate floor. McCain, who appeared to be having a great 'ol time during a back and forth with Democrat Majority Whip Sen. Dick Durbin, referred to Toomey and those who share his views as "terrible." (snip) "...the terrible obstructionists on this side of the aisle, the terrible people, their flawed philosophical views about the future of America..."
  • Tea Partiers Slam McCain Over 'Hobbit' Reference

    07/28/2011 8:40:20 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2011-07-28
    Sen. John McCain is attracting the ire of Tea Party conservatives, including a couple prominent ex-Senate candidates, after ridiculing them as "hobbits" during a speech on the Senate floor Wednesday. The Arizona senator and former GOP presidential nominee singled out both Sharron Angle and Christine O'Donnell, Tea Party-backed candidates who ran last year for Senate in Nevada and Delaware respectively. Reading from a Wall Street Journal editorial that mocked Tea Party supporters as "hobbits" and criticized Tea Party-backed lawmakers for holding out on a debt-ceiling increase, McCain said: "This is the kind of crack political thinking that turned Sharron Angle...
  • John McCain and the Tea Party: Lord of the TARP versus American Hobbits

    07/28/2011 6:10:12 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 2011-07-28 | Gabriella Hoffman
    SAN DIEGO, July 27, 2011—As debt talks heat up in Washington, D.C., tensions continue to unfurl between the Republican establishment and Tea Party Movement. To motion support for the Boehner plan, the Speaker of the House called out fellow Republicans and told them, “Get your [expletive] in line.” Additionally, comfortable and equally seasoned politicians like Senator John McCain (R-AZ) have expressed their dismay in the Tea Party Movement. Accordingly, McCain lashed out at conservatives on the Senate floor Wednesday and called them “tea party hobbits” for proposing a balanced budget amendment. Does this mean war? You betcha. It is time...
  • Mccain References Tea Party Hobbits On Senate Floor

    07/27/2011 9:36:27 PM PDT · by lbryce · 96 replies
    The Blaze ^ | July 27, 2011 | Christopher Santarelli
    You’ll have to watch this to believe it. In a harsh criticism of House Republicans and think tanks critical of Rep. John Boehner’s plan to raise the debt limit, the 2008 Republican Presidential nominee, who chose Tea Party darling Sarah Palin for VP, said about this about a faction of his own party: Granted, Sen. McCain was quoting a Wall Street Journal opinion piece this morning when he recited this passage: “The Republican House that failed to raise the debt ceiling would somehow escape all blame. Then Democrats would have no choice but to pass a balanced-budget amendment and...
  • McCain erupts: Conservatives are lying to America

    07/27/2011 8:06:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 104 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 7/27/11 | Greg Sargent
    So the debt limit debate has come to this: John McCain, who you may recall was the GOP’s 2008 standard bearer, is now openly accusing conservatives of actively misleading America with their completely unrealistic demands, which he labeled “deceiving” and “bizarro.” In a seminal moment in this debate, here’s some video of McCain on the Senate floor today, unleashing an angry tirade at conservatives who are still holding out for a balanced budget amendment as part of any compromise on the debt ceiling. McCain accused them of “deceiving” America into believing such a thing can pass the Senate:
  • Tea Party freshman fires back at McCain

    07/27/2011 9:15:47 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 42 replies
    CNN ^ | 2011-07-27
    Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) slams Sen. John McCain's attack on Tea Party freshmen for "foolish" demands in the debt debate.
  • McCain vs. the Tea Party

    07/27/2011 11:53:56 AM PDT · by Windy City Conservative · 209 replies
    Mr. McCain mocked Tea Party-allied Republicans in the House for believing — wrongly, he said — that President Obama and Democrats will get the blame for a default if Republicans refuse to increase the nation’s debt ceiling. By that flawed logic, “Democrats would have no choice but to pass a balanced budget amendment and reform entitlements and the Tea Party Hobbits could return to Middle Earth,” he said, quoting a Wall Street Journal editorial. “This is the kind of crack political thinking that turned Sharron Angle and Christine O’Donnell into G.O.P. nominees,” he jeered, referring to two losing Tea Party...
  • Bachmann Is Not the Radical in the Room (McCain is smearing Bachmann!!)

    07/17/2011 6:37:43 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 87 replies
    NRO ^ | July 16th | Andrew McCarthy
    There is a dismaying symmetry about the debt-limit controversy. Today’s Left creates phony crises to rationalize action on its radically transformative program; today’s Right creates phony rationalizations to avoid addressing actual crises. Incrementally, yesterday’s radicalism becomes today’s norm. The Right talks a good game about small government, constitutional government. But that is all it is: talk. When it gets down to brass tacks, like now, with our nation sinking into a death spiral of unsustainable, incalculable debt, the Right's solution is to grow government while trusting that government will constrain government — at some future date, of course. And when...
  • McCain on the Debt Limit (McCain stabs Bachmann, calls on GOP to surrender to Dems)

    07/14/2011 4:06:35 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 40 replies
    National Review ^ | 2011-07-14
    As rain splatters the windows of Sen. John McCain’s second-floor office on Capitol Hill, the 74-year-old Arizona Republican leans back, clasps his hands, and recalls the Nineties. Brinksmanship, he says, cost the party then, and it could cripple Republicans this summer — especially if Rep. Michele Bachmann gets her way. Over in the House, “I am told that it is very difficult,” McCain says. “There are Republicans who are committed, like Michele Bachmann, to vote against raising the debt limit under any circumstances.” Bachmann, he warns, is acting “sort of like Senator Obama did.”(snip) Yet as poorly as Obama has...
  • McCain calls to keep 13,000 US troops in Iraq

    07/06/2011 4:58:54 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 15 replies
    Financial Times ^ | 2011-07-04 | Anna Fifield
    The US should keep as many as 13,000 troops in Iraq beyond the end-of-year deadline for ending its eight-year combat mission there to help keep the peace around hot spots, according to John McCain, the influential Republican senator. (snip) “I understand the war weariness of the American people ... but I also believe that our interests are our values, for one thing,” he told the FT, adding that he was “puzzled” when people say the US should not act when Muammer Gaddafi, the Libyan leader, has been promising to go house to house and kill Libyans who oppose him. “We...
  • 'Ronald Reagan would be disappointed in you': John McCain attacks Republican field

    06/19/2011 5:33:49 PM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 57 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 6/19/11 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Republican Senator John McCain today ripped into the current crop of GOP candidates, accusing them of breaking with the party's traditions by preaching 'isolationism.' Mr McCain, the Republican candidate in the 2008 presidential elections, said if former President Ronald Reagan were still alive he would have been disappointed in last week's Republican presidential debate in which candidates voiced impatience with U.S. military efforts in Afghanistan, Iraq and now Libya. Mr McCain told ABC's This Week: 'He would be saying: "That's not the Republican Party of the 20th century, and now the 21st century. That is not the Republican Party that...
  • Kerry, McCain Allied in Expanding U.S. Role in Middle East (by redistributing your $$$ to Islamists)

    06/30/2011 5:09:24 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 13 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 2011-06-30
    Senators John Kerry (D-Mass.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) are working together to expand the U.S.' role in the Arab Spring, according to The Washington Post. Kerry and McCain traveled to Egypt last weekend with eight Fortune 500 executives to explore how the U.S. can expand economic investment in that country after the fall of Hosni Mubarak. They envision similar plans across the Middle East in the aftermath of the Middle East revolts that would be similar to the U.S.' “Marshall Plan,” in which the U.S. invested billions of dollars in war-torn European nations after World War II.
  • Libya mission brings John McCain and John Kerry together again (EPIC BARF ALERT)

    06/28/2011 7:57:36 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 19 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2011-06-28 | Paul Kane
    For 25 years, war has fortified — and nearly destroyed — the ties binding John McCain and John F. Kerry. (snip) Concerned about what they see as an isolationist and fearful drift in both of their parties, Kerry (D-Mass.) and McCain (R-Ariz.) are advocating an even more forceful role for America in the world. (snip) Kerry and McCain are leading the fight in Congress to shore up support for U.S. action in Libya... (snip) The elder statesmen are also hoping to forge something resembling a Marshall Plan for the Middle East... (snip) But the Kerry-McCain partnership was derailed when Kerry...
  • Video: McCain: U.S. ‘ready to invest’ in Egypt (McCain gives away your tax dollars to Islamists)

    06/25/2011 1:18:34 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 45 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2011-06-25
    U.S. Senator John McCain, joined by business leaders on a visit to Cairo, says the U.S. is ready to invest in Egypt. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
  • Graham: Without victory in Libya, NATO's finished (RINOs claim oil prices to increase without wars)

    06/23/2011 7:11:52 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 23 replies
    The Hill, Washington DC ^ | 2011-06-23 | Josiah Ryan
    Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said on Thursday the survival of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's regime could spell the end of NATO. “Logically you can exact that if he [Gadhafi] outlasts NATO, the Arab spring is over,” said Graham. "…He will take it out on his people, I think it will affect the price of oil and would be the end of NATO because NATO taking on Gadhafi and losing -- its going to be very hard for that organization to go off to another war and be taken seriously.” Speaking on the Senate floor, Graham and...
  • John McCain’s never-ending war (McCain calls for war to defend U.S. "values")

    06/22/2011 7:36:10 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 21 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2011-06-22 | George F. Will
    Elevating the fallacy of the false alternative to a foreign policy, John McCain and a few others believe Republicans who oppose U.S. intervention in Libya’s civil war — and who think a decade of warfare in Afghanistan is enough — are isolationists. This is less a thought than a flight from thinking, which involves making sensible distinctions. Last Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” McCain warned that the GOP has always had “an isolation strain.” He calls it “the Pat Buchanan wing,” which he contrasts with “the Republican Party that has been willing to stand up for freedom for people all...
  • Kerry, McCain push role in Libya (McCain wants to give Obama even more power)

    06/22/2011 6:00:05 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 10 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | 2011-06-22 | Theo Emery
    WASHINGTON — Senators John F. Kerry and John McCain, seeking to defuse a contentious debate over funding for US military operations in Libya, proposed a resolution yesterday offering congressional support for President Obama’s policy in the North African country. The senators, both high-profile members of the chamber and former nominees for the presidency, sought to project a united front in support of the NATO-led action to protect Libyan civilians from Moammar Khadafy’s forces and curtail the dictator’s ability to wage war. (snip) Some legal scholars say the resolution, despite assurances from McCain and Kerry, does not limit the current mission....
  • Senators move to authorize Libya mission (Losers unite!)

    06/21/2011 11:31:07 AM PDT · by markomalley · 46 replies
    Two top senators on Tuesday introduced a resolution giving President Obama explicit authorization to continue aiding the NATO mission in Libya, seeking to strengthen the White House’s hand at a key moment in the brewing constitutional tug of war with Congress. Sen. John F. Kerry, Massachusetts Democrat, who is Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman, and Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican, who is the ranking GOP member on the Senate Armed Services Committee — and, coincidentally, the last two losing presidential nominees — are co-sponsoring the resolution, which would grant Mr. Obama “limited” authorization to continue using force. “This is not...
  • Rush: ‘It’s like McCain is a dog and every Republican is a fire hydrant’ (Rush attacks McCain)

    06/21/2011 6:33:55 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 30 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 2011-06-20
    Over the weekend, Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain had once again voiced his support of military intervention against Libyan Dictator Muammar Gaddafi, but not without questioning the stances of some of his fellow Republicans vying for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. This caught attention of conservative talker Rush Limbaugh, who addressed McCain’s comments on his Monday program. “By the way, speaking of McCain – folks McCain, he’s out there saying all these wildfires out in Arizona started by illegals,” Limbaugh said. “McCain also went on [‘This Week’] yesterday and started ripping the entire Republican presidential field for being from the...
  • McCain: 'Partisanship' behind war powers push (McCain attacks Republicans)

    06/19/2011 9:51:44 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 20 replies
    Politico ^ | 2011-06-19 | Andy Barr
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) warns his Republican colleagues on Sunday to not push against U.S. involvement in Libya for partisan gain. Republicans on Capitol Hill have been pressuring the White House to come to Congress to seek authorization of ongoing air strikes in Libya. And House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has warned that if President Barack Obama did not seek congressional approval, the president would be in violation of the War Powers Act. McCain, though, suggested during an interview aired Sunday on ABC's "This Week" that the GOP's complaints have little to do with concerns over balance of powers in...
  • John McCain Chastises 2012 Republican Field for Isolationism (McCain attacks Bachmann)

    06/19/2011 9:47:38 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 15 replies
    ABC News ^ | 2011-06-19 | Jessica Desvarieux & Imtiyaz Delawala
    (snip) McCain acknowledged that war weariness is a factor in opposition to U.S. involvement in Libya, but he disagreed with Republican candidates like Michele Bachmann who said at last week's GOP debate that the U.S. had "no vital national interest" there. "I strongly disagree with her and others," McCain said. "The fact is our interest are our values. And our values are that we don't want people needlessly slaughtered by the thousands if we can prevent such activity." "We are the lead nation in the world, and America matters and we must lead," McCain added. "Sometimes that leadership entails sacrifice...
  • Republican Group Targets Its Own Party (McCain attacks conservatives, defends Lincoln Chaffee)

    06/18/2011 3:04:40 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 25 replies · 1+ views
    NPR ^ | 2011-06-16 | Liz Halloran
    It wasn't long ago that the conservative, free-market Club for Growth was viewed by a swath of Republicans as a furtive, well-heeled enemy whose efforts to purge moderates from the GOP had to be thwarted. The club and its agenda are "not representative of the Republican Party," the director of the Republican Main Street Partnership, a group of moderate GOP congressional members, once said, adding: "We raise money on a daily basis to defeat them." When asked this week about the Republican animus the group faced in the recent past, Club for Growth executive director David Keating replied: "That sounds...
  • McCain hits 'isolationist' field (McCain attacks conservatives)

    06/18/2011 2:40:32 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 58 replies
    Politico ^ | 2011-06-18 | Maggie Haberman
    Via Playbook, John McCain raps the Republican presidential field for what he sees as an isolationist strain that's emerging as the candidates shift away from strict hawkishness on foreign policy, and which cropped up at the New Hampshire debate last Monday. From the pre-taped interview with "This Week:" McCAIN: “Well, I was more concerned about what the candidates in New Hampshire the other night said. This is isolationism. There's always been an … isolation strain on the Republican Party — that Pat Buchanan wing of our party. But now it seems to have moved more center stage, so to speak....
  • Graham raps Boehner, GOP candidates on Libya, Afghanistan

    06/16/2011 10:19:04 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 28 replies
    McClatchy ^ | 2011-06-15 | James Rosen
    WASHINGTON — Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham criticized his party's presidential candidates and congressional leaders for increasingly advocating an international isolationism that he said repudiates the legacies of Presidents Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush. The South Carolina senator mocked seven GOP presidential candidates' discussion of foreign policy in Monday night's New Hampshire debate as "shallow" and full of "platitudes."(snip) "I was very disappointed that no one articulated why it matters if we win or lose in Afghanistan," Graham said. "No one articulated what would happen if (Libyan strongman Moammar) Gadhafi stays in power. So we have Republicans talking about stopping...
  • Who’s an Isolationist? (McCain, RINOs working to help Obama bring down America)

    06/15/2011 6:46:33 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 11 replies
    American Conservative ^ | 2011-06-15 | Jack Hunter
    The term “isolationist” is much like the word “racist” in that it has become almost useless due to its overuse. For example, if the Left rightly considers Ku Klux Klan members racist—but also members of the Tea Party who merely criticize President Obama “racist”—such a glaring logical disparity cries out for a reassessment of terminology. A word that can mean anything can quickly become meaningless—and it also becomes a great rhetorical weapon in a political environment that substitutes smears for thoughtful debate. Such was the case at the Wall Street Journal last week which published an editorial entitled: “The Kucinich...
  • Mark Begich to Sarah Palin: John McCain's your senator

    06/08/2011 5:18:32 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 44 replies
    Politico ^ | 2011-06-08 | Darius Dixon
    Sen. Mark Begich is turning a deaf ear to Sarah Palin's demand that he make drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge a condition for his vote to approve raising the nation's debt ceiling. "She's not really on my radar screen to take advice from," the Alaska Democrat told reporters Tuesday. "Let me put it this way. It's always interesting to read what she has to say," Begich said. But, he added, "Someone who quit Alaska is not someone I look for to get Alaska policy decisions on." In discussing the debt ceiling vote on "Fox News Sunday," Palin said:...
  • Senate committee delays Libya debate (McCain defends Obama against criticism from conservatives)

    06/07/2011 8:39:12 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 21 replies
    UPI ^ | 2011-06-07
    WASHINGTON, June 7 (UPI) -- The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has postponed debate on a resolution on U.S. involvement in the military mission in Libya, led by NATO, a spokesman said. The resolution, sponsored by committee Chairman John Kerry, D-Mass., and John McCain of Arizona, the top Republican on the committee, would generally express Senate approval of the U.S. role in Libya, Politico reported, citing senators familiar with the proposal. (sni;) McCain said he spoke with Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., Monday about a vote on his resolution, adding that he believes the resolution will pass handily and should satisfy...
  • McCain Proposes Indefinite Detention Without Trial for Citizens

    05/15/2011 10:15:18 AM PDT · by Nachum · 80 replies · 1+ views
    new american ^ | 4/18/2010 | Thomas R. Eddlem
    Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) has introduced a bill that would allow the President to imprison an unlimited number of American citizens (as well as foreigners) indefinitely without trial. Known as The Enemy Belligerent Interrogation, Detention, and Prosecution Act of 2010, or S. 3081, the bill authorizes the President to deny a detainee a trial by jury simply by designating that person an “enemy belligerent.” The bill, which has eight cosponsors, explicitly names U.S. citizens as among those who can be detained indefinitely without trial: An individual, including a citizen of the United States, determined to be an unprivileged enemy belligerent...
  • John McCain: Libya vote unlikely (McCain attacks the Constitution, supports Obama's Libya war)

    05/11/2011 7:36:03 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 34 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | 2011-05-11 | Meredith Shiner
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Wednesday he does not believe Congress will act before the May 20 deadline to authorize military engagement in Libya and he does not “recognize” the constitutionality of the War Powers Act that sets the timeline, in any case. “No president has ever recognized the constitutionality of the War Powers Act and neither do I,” McCain said. “So I don’t feel bound by any deadline. It’s pretty obvious there’s no consensus in the Senate or in the Congress now to move forward with a resolution. I respect that.”McCain, the top Republican on the Armed Services Committee,...
  • Senate Approves Former Planned Parenthood Director as Judge (McCain leads RINOs for infanticide)

    05/09/2011 2:23:49 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 55 replies · 1+ views
    Lifenews.com ^ | http://www.lifenews.com/2011/05/04/senate-approves-former-planned-parenthood-director-as-judge/
    The U.S. Senate today overcame a Republican filibuster and approved a former Planned Parenthood abortion business director, John McConnell, as a federal judge in Rhode Island. Senators voted 63-33 to surpass the 60-vote threshold necessary to stop the filibuster and approve the nomination of McConnell’s nomination to the District Court for the District of Rhode Island. his nomination previously cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee recently on a party-line 11-7 vote. Senate Republicans joining all Democrats to end debate included Scott Brown of Massachusetts, Susan Collins of Maine, Lyndsey Graham of South Carolina, Johnny Isakson of Georgia, Mark Kirk of Illinois,...
  • McCain lauds anti-Gadhafi force during Libya visit (McCain praises Obama for bypassing Congress)

    04/22/2011 3:33:24 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 22 replies
    AP ^ | 2011-04-22 | Sebastian Abbot
    (AP) BENGHAZI, Libya - U.S. Sen. John McCain, one of the strongest proponents in Congress of the American military intervention in Libya, said Friday that Libyan rebels fighting Moammar Gadhafi’s troops are his heroes. (snip) When Obama acted with limited congressional consultation, McCain - who was the 2008 Republican presidential contender running against Obama - defended the president, saying he couldn’t wait for Congress to take even a few days to debate the use of force. If he had, "there would have been nothing left to save in Benghazi," the rebels’ de-facto capital.
  • McCain pushes heavier U.S. involvement in Libya (U.S. taxpayer may cover cost of McInsane's trip)

    04/22/2011 3:25:29 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 21 replies
    Benghazi, Libya (CNN) -- Libyan opposition leaders received a major morale boost Friday as a top U.S. senator made a surprise visit to the rebel stronghold of Benghazi and urged greater American involvement in the bloody campaign to oust longtime strongman Moammar Gadhafi. The visit from Arizona Sen. John McCain came a day after the United States said it was deploying predator drones to Libya. (snip) He said he was against U.S. troops on the ground -- echoing Obama administration policy -- but argued that Western powers need to do more to "facilitate" the delivery of weapons and training for...
  • McCain applauds veto of 'birther' bill

    04/19/2011 5:30:05 PM PDT · by Qbert · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/19/11 | Jordan Fabian
    Arizona Sen. John McCain (R) applauded his state's governor, Jan Brewer (R), Monday for vetoing a controversial "birther" bill. The legislation, the first of its kind in the nation, would have required presidential candidates to prove their citizenship to be included on the state's ballot.  McCain, President Obama's GOP opponent in 2008, tweeted: Proud of @GovBrewer for her veto of the "birther bill" - it was the right decision. The bill stemmed from suspicions of some of Obama's opponents that he is not a natural-born citizen of the United States and is thus ineligible to be commander in chief. McCain's...
  • Video: McCain endorses 'pork-barrel spending' on AZ TV

    03/27/2011 6:53:10 PM PDT · by inkling · 22 replies · 1+ views
    12 News (Phoenix) ^ | March 27, 2011 | Brahm Resnik
    In order to keep the NHL's Coyotes in their town, the City of Glendale, Ariz., is paying a millionaire Chicago businessman $100 million of taxpayer money to "buy" the team. The businessman, Matthew Hulsizer, has hired former Arizona Attorney General Grant Woods to lobby for this taxpayer ripoff, and guess who shows up at his side? Woods' longtime friend Sen. John McCain. The only group in town standing against the Senator and his sweetheart deal is the Goldwater Institute, a conservative watchdog that noticed the plan violates the Arizona Constitution. Needless to say, Sen. McCain has decided to attack those...
  • McCain: Border still not secure

    03/25/2011 5:16:38 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 42 replies
    The Arizona Daily Star ^ | 2011-03-25 | Brady McCombs
    Arizona's stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border is still not secure despite improvements, and ending the National Guard mission there is ill-advised, Sen. John McCain said Thursday. (snip) McCain spoke to reporters after a border tour he took alongside four fellow Republican lawmakers from Arizona: Rep. Jeff Flake, Rep. Paul Gosar, Rep. Ben Quayle and Rep. David Schweikert. The group toured the border near Nogales and Douglas and met in Tucson with officials from the Arizona High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area, or HIDTA. While in Douglas, they met with the widow of rancher Robert Krentz who was killed a year ago...
  • McCain: I hope U.S., others arm Libyan rebels (McCain wants to create the next Osama bin Laden)

    03/23/2011 6:55:03 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 26 replies
    CBS News ^ | 2011-03-22
    With a non-fly effectively put into place over Libya, Sen. John McCain says momentum in the fighting between the Muammar Qaddafi regime and rebel fighters can now swing back to anti-Qaddafi forces, but acknowledges they will need more weapons and better training. McCain, R-Ariz., said on CBS' "The Early Show" that he hopes the United States, or others in the international community, supplies rebels with arms, as it once did insurgents fighting the Russian occupation of Afghanistan. (snip) "If the goal then is to get him out, does that ultimately mean that the U.S. could end up arming the rebels...
  • McCain: Everything Must Be on Chopping Block (MCBAILOUT ALERT) (McCain praises Ted Kennedy)

    01/25/2011 5:43:28 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 56 replies
    CBS News ^ | 2011-01-25
    NEW YORK - Sen. John McCain said the American people's message from the last message was clear: Cut government spending. (snip) "I had to campaign for re-election in the last election, and the message is clear: They want to stop the spending, it's out of control, that it mortgaged our children's futures - $14 trillion debt, it's unimaginable. And the consequences of our failure to get spending under control will be a bankrupt America."The size of government has doubled since 1999," he said. "The debt has gone up ... some $5 trillion." McCain said significant cuts are required - and...
  • After the shootings, Obama reminds the nation of the golden rule (McCain says Obama "a patriot")

    01/14/2011 2:00:15 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 57 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2011-01-14 | U.S. Sen. Juan McCain, RINO-Ariz.
    (snip) I disagree with many of the president's policies, but I believe he is a patriot sincerely intent on using his time in office to advance our country's cause. I reject accusations that his policies and beliefs make him unworthy to lead America or opposed to its founding ideals.(snip)
  • McCain lauds Obama as a 'patriot' (*BARF*)

    01/14/2011 1:10:25 PM PST · by markomalley · 153 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/14/11 | Jordan Fabian
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) — one of President Obama's most strident critics — praised the president's speech in Arizona at a memorial service for the victims of the Tucson shooting spree. The Arizona senator and Obama's 2008 opponent penned an op-ed in the Washington Post, saying Obama "comforted and inspired the country" by calling for greater civility in the nation's political discourse. "I disagree with many of the president's policies, but I believe he is a patriot sincerely intent on using his time in office to advance our country's cause," McCain wrote. "I reject accusations that his policies and beliefs make...
  • McCain: 'Don't ask' repeal will work (MCCAIN RETURNS TO SUPPORTING HOMOSEXUAL AGENDA, MARXISM<)

    01/06/2011 5:20:22 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 4 replies
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2011-01-06 | Daniel Strauss
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Thursday he would work to help implement the repeal of the military's "Don't ask, don't tell" policy, despite his opposition to that legislation. McCain signaled he had made peace with the lame-duck bill to do away with the military's ban on openly gay and lesbian service members, which he had sharply criticized. "I think I have to do everything I can to make sure that the impact on the morale, retention, recruitment and battle effectiveness of the military is minimized as much as possible," McCain said on Fox Business. "It is a law and I...
  • McCain favors comprehensive immigration reform after borders secured

    01/05/2011 7:26:33 AM PST · by WilliamHouston · 80 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/05/2011 | Michael O'Brien
    Congress should take up work on comprehensive immigration reform once the U.S. borders are secure, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Wednesday. McCain, a longtime proponent of comprehensive reform who had tacked right in his race for reelection last year, said that an immigration deal could be an area of compromise between Republicans and Democrats. "Once we get the border secured — and we can get the border secured — I would look forward to working on comprehensive immigration reform," the 2008 Republican presidential nominee said on NBC's "Today" show. The Arizona senator had in the past favored legislation that would...