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  • Senator John McCain's born identity (McNasty is "filled with endless rage")

    12/30/2010 9:39:59 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 85 replies · 114+ views
    Al Jazeera ^ | 2010-12-30 | Cliff Schecter
    What does he want? Revenge. For what? Being born. This is the way famous gunslinger Doc Holliday answers equally famous lawman and good friend Wyatt Earp’s inquiry - in their depiction in the movie Tombstone - into why their sworn enemy, Johnny Ringo, is such a misanthrope. Sadly, this description would be equally accurate in explaining the actions of another Arizona transplant filled with endless rage: Senator John McCain. I first encountered the seething side of McCain when I was writing my 2008 book, The Real McCain, which was critical of him while pointing out a then-controversial fact, one no...
  • Republicans Eye McCain’s Millions in Excess 2008 Funds (McCain-Palin funds may go to elect RINOs)

    09/01/2010 7:34:30 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 33 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 2010-09-01 | David M. Drucker
    Sen. John McCain’s victory in the Aug. 24 Arizona Republican primary was fueled partly by transfers of $7.5 million from his 2008 presidential campaign compliance fund — an account GOP Congressional strategists are now eyeing as they look to finance a growing list of competitive midterm races. McCain’s compliance fund reported $17.1 million in cash on hand as of June 30, with $4.65 million in transfers to the Senator’s re-election committee having been made during the second quarter of this year. Additional transfers were made before the August pre-primary fundraising reporting deadline. McCain also used the compliance account to make...
  • Independence Day: Crist Likely to Drop GOP Label (Announcement Thursday)

    04/28/2010 3:52:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 47 replies · 933+ views
    NBC Miami ^ | Wed, Apr 28, 2010 | Todd Wright
    Gov. Crist to make announcement on political future ThursdayGov. Charlie Crist's fall from Republican Party grace will finally hit rock bottom on Thursday when he is expected to announce that he will run for the U.S. Senate as an independent, according to several news sources citing anonymous sources. Crist had ducked the question for the past few weeks, but previously was on the record as saying he would never leave his beloved GOP. And by never, he meant as long as he thought he could beat Miami Republican candidate Marco Rubio, which seems like a long shot now. Cruist has...
  • McCain weighs in on Florida GOP race ("I hope that Charlie Crist will remain a Republican")

    04/18/2010 10:36:23 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 21 replies · 743+ views
    Washington (CNN) - Sen. John McCain on Sunday joined a cast of former presidential candidates and high-ranking Republicans to weigh in on Florida's August GOP senatorial primary between Florida Gov. Charlie Crist and former Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio. "I hope that Charlie Crist will remain a Republican," McCain said.
  • Senators will unveil climate bill April 26 (CAP AND TAX IS NEXT)

    04/15/2010 2:11:33 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 77 replies · 2,561+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 2010-04-15 | Juliet Eilperin
    Senators John Kerry (D-Mass.), Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) and Joseph I. Lieberman (D-Conn.) will roll out their compromise climate proposal April 26, according to several sources. While the date is a bit later than originally expected -- many environmentalists had anticipated it would become public next week, in time for Earth Day on Thursday -- the definitive date shows the senators are coming close to finalizing their package.
  • Our Lawless Mexican Border

    04/10/2010 6:23:01 AM PDT · by Tammy8 · 40 replies · 1,064+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | April 9, 2010 | Leo W. Banks
    A great sadness will descend over this border town today as mourners fill the local high school gym to pay their respects to Rob Krentz. Two weeks ago, the 58-year-old rancher was shot and killed by what appears to be a drug smuggler. His death has created a tidal wave of emotion—Krentz was a pillar of this community where his family has ranched land here for a century. "The sobbing and crying from people I never thought I'd see cry, it's unbelievable," local veterinarian Gary Thrasher told me. Americans who do not live along the Mexican border often assume the...
  • Bomb damages US consulate in Mexico; no injuries

    04/10/2010 3:01:21 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 22 replies · 963+ views
    Associated Press ^ | April 10, 2010
    MEXICO CITY (AP) -- The U.S. Embassy in Mexico says a bomb damaged the outside of the U.S. consulate in the border city of Nuevo Laredo, but there are no injuries.
  • Palin: Michael Steele 'doing a great job' (BARF ALERT)

    04/08/2010 11:47:00 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 148 replies · 2,339+ views
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2010-04-07 | Bob Cusack
    Sarah Palin said Wednesday that the embattled chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC) is "doing a great job." During an appearance on conservative commentator Sean Hannity's show on the Fox News Channel, Palin said, "I support Michael Steele.... I think he's doing a great job. Michael Steele is an outsider. The machine, I think, is tough to penetrate... I think it's been good to have an independent outsider trying to create some change in the Republican Party." The former Alaska governor's remarks are in sharp contrast to the comments of other leading Republicans, who have criticized Steele in recent...
  • The McCain Mutiny: A maverick fights for his political life—and his soul

    04/03/2010 3:58:32 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 222 replies · 2,927+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 2010-04-03 | David Margolick
    Late last month, at a dusty fairground outside Tucson, John McCain stood behind the person who is, at least for the next few years, surely his most important legacy to American politics. And speaking to the adoring mob, Sarah Palin stood behind John McCain, repaying his inestimable gift to her in the most compelling possible fashion: by helping him to survive. (snip) Many, many years ago she'd competed in a beauty pageant, Palin declared, as women howled (and a few men growled) approvingly. McCain would surely win the talent and debate portions of any such contest, she went on, but...
  • Steele has promised to deliver amnesty votes.

    03/31/2010 9:14:08 PM PDT · by Minus_The_Bear · 79 replies · 1,817+ views
    By Laura Meckler So what exactly happened when the chairman of the Republican National Committee met with immigration activists Wednesday? According to a news release put out by the activists, he said he would try and recruit Republican support for comprehensive immigration legislation. The RNC says he made no such commitment. The immigration activist who led the meeting said he did, but then backpedaled after being signaled by a staffer that he may have gone too far.
  • McCain and Palin: Reunited and Feeling Good ("I support his position on immigration")

    03/30/2010 8:46:15 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 542 replies · 5,816+ views
    Fox News ^ | 2010-03-27
    (snip) VAN SUSTEREN: Governor Palin, if you were vice president today, what would you be telling a President McCain about what to do about immigration, if anything? PALIN: I support his position on immigration. It all comes down to securing the border. And he who has actually proposed some solutions, the Obama administration does not want to listen to Senator McCain or any other Republican, and that, of course, leads to a greater problem that we have in Washington, D.C. And it's that lack of the new administration's ability and enthusiasm for listening to those on the other side of...
  • Inside the Surprising McCain-Palin Friendship (McCain's newest "apprentice") (BARF ALERT)

    03/26/2010 10:41:48 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 23 replies · 641+ views
    The Daily Beast ^ | 2010-03-26 | Shushannah Walshe
    As the former running mates prepare to campaign together for the first time since 2008, sources familiar with them say they have chatty, personal phone calls and remain friendly even though Palin attacked many of McCain’s loyal staffers. Shushannah Walshe takes us inside their relationship and what it means for McCain’s campaign. This weekend John McCain and Sarah Palin are bringing the band back together and hitting the road in support of the Arizona senator’s reelection battle. On Friday, there will be a rally and picnic in Tucson followed by a private fundraiser. The next day, the former presidential ticket...
  • AZ-Sen. 2010: A desire to serve defines McCain (Palin begs Arizonans to vote for McCain!) (BARF)

    03/25/2010 9:14:21 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 704 replies · 7,703+ views
    The Arizona Republic, Phoenix, Ariz. | 2010-03-26 | Sarah Palin
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  • Meghan McCain’s Visit to (GWU) Campus Met With Student Protests (she attacks conservatives)

    03/25/2010 11:31:37 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 45 replies · 1,178+ views
    (snip) Her mission? To “redefine” Republicanism, to make room in the party for diverse viewpoints and ideological differences. “I’m saying make room for all Republicans,” she said. “Not tomorrow. Today….We evolve or we die.” (snip) For someone who grew up in a house with elephant wallpaper in the bathroom, McCain took a circuitous route to Republicanism, registering as an independent voter at age 18 and even voting for Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry in 2004. But “sometimes love sneaks up on you in weird ways,” McCain explained, noting that her experience on the campaign trail changed her mind, leading her...
  • Huge crowds expected for McCain-Palin event

    03/23/2010 8:12:27 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 485 replies · 4,698+ views
    Campaign staff and volunteers of Sen. John McCain and his former vice presidential running mate Sarah Palin are preparing for the pair’s appearance at Mesa’s Dobson High School on Saturday. A spokesman for the camp offered a bit of advice for those wanting to get in: “Folks should get there early,” said Brian Rogers, McCain’s communications director.The event is free, on a first-come, first-served basis and does not require a ticket. (snip) Also speaking at a rally in Tucson on Friday, the appearances are McCain and Palin’s first ones together at a public event since their concession speech in the...
  • RI 2010: McCain to raise money for Kennedy seat hopeful (Rudy McRomney alert!)

    03/23/2010 12:03:35 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 15 replies · 587+ views
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2010-03-23 | Aaron Blake
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) will host an event for Rhode Island state Rep. John Loughlin in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday. The event will be at the National Republican Club, with a suggested contribution of $750. Loughlin has also secured commitments from two other 2008 presidential hopefuls -- Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney -- to campaign for him.
  • Obama signs health care reform bill, aims to promote it on the road

    03/23/2010 9:55:45 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 89 replies · 1,914+ views
    CNN ^ | 2010-03-24
    Washington (CNN) -- President Obama on Tuesday signed into law a sweeping health care reform bill, the nation's most substantial social legislation in four decades, achieving a top priority of his administration. Greeted by applause from enthusiastic supporters, he said, "Today after almost a century of trying; today, after over a year of debate; today, after all the votes have been tallied, health insurance reform becomes law in the United States of America." The president said he is confident the Senate will improve the health care reform law swiftly. He said some health care reforms will take some time to...
  • Sen. Graham Peeved on Health Care but Will Stick With Climate Bill

    03/23/2010 5:52:45 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 146 replies · 3,368+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 2010-03-23 | Darren Samuelsohn
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) says he is not abandoning negotiations on a comprehensive energy and climate bill even as he warns of partisan gridlock following the Democrats' push this week to pass health care reform. "It's going to make it very difficult to do anything complicated and controversial," Graham told reporters yesterday. "I'm still committed to trying to roll out a vision of how you can price carbon and make it business-friendly. We're still going to do that. ... But the truth of the matter is, I think you're going to find most of our colleagues around here risk adverse."...
  • John McCain’s attack on liberty

    03/19/2010 3:49:10 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 62 replies · 1,096+ views
    Small Gov Times ^ | 2010-03-18 | Chuck Baldwin
    Anyone paying attention knows that John McCain has been a Big-Government Globalist Neocon (BGGN) for virtually his entire senatorial career. As with many BGGNs hiding out in the Republican Party, McCain likes to talk about smaller government, but his track record is littered with the promotion of one big government program after another. But, what else would one expect from a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)? Lately, however, McCain has outdone himself. He has introduced two bills in the US Senate that are about as Machiavellian as they could be. I am referring to S.3081, a bill...
  • Would Legalizing Illegal Immigrants Help the GOP? (RINOs say amnesty opponents "not conservative")

    03/18/2010 11:37:10 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 21 replies · 731+ views
    US News & World Report ^ | 2010-03-19 | Paul Bedard
    Republicans, who have been under fire in the Latino community for junking immigration reform in the Bush administration and promoting some policies that appear anti-immigrant, think they can win back Hispanics, in part because President Obama has largely ignored the issue. One way they see to do it is to legalize illegals. "Conservative leaders see opportunity for the party," says a Republican immigration reform advocate. "Due to Obama's lack of action on his promise of immigration reform , we believe Latino voters are open to being wooed by Republicans," the conservative activist said. The wooing began today at an immigration...
  • Schumer, Graham Unveil Immigration Reform Blueprint (INCLUDES "PATH TO CITIZENSHIP")

    03/18/2010 11:15:45 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 79 replies · 2,034+ views
    Roll Call ^ | 2010-03-19 | Jennifer Bendery & Jessica Brady
    Sens. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) unveiled their bipartisan blueprint for comprehensive immigration reform Thursday, a move hailed by President Barack Obama as progress on an issue for which he has been criticized for ignoring. “The American people deserve more than empty rhetoric and impractical calls for mass deportation. We urge the public and our colleagues to join our bipartisan efforts in enacting these reforms,” the Senators said in a Washington Post editorial posted online Thursday. The Schumer-Graham outline entails four key components: a biometric Social Security identification card for employment verification; strengthened border security and interior law...
  • Dick Armey: Tom Tancredo is ‘destructive’ to Republicans on immigration

    03/15/2010 9:15:22 PM PDT · by pissant · 67 replies · 1,346+ views
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/15/10 | ALex Pappas
    Former Republican House leader Dick Armey said staunch anti-immigration opponents such as Rep. Tom Tancredo are destructive to Republicans — and are alienating a “natural” constituency that could help the party win elections. “Who in the Republican Party was the genius that said that now that we have identified the fastest-growing voting demographic in America, let’s go out and alienate them?” Armey said, referencing Hispanics, during a luncheon in Washington at the National Press Club. “When I was the majority leader, I saw to it that Tom Tancredo did not get on the stage because I saw how destructive he...
  • McCain, Palin to campaign together in Arizona

    03/15/2010 8:25:03 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 211 replies · 3,423+ views
    AP ^ | 2010-03-15
    PHOENIX (AP) — John McCain and Sarah Palin are scheduled to campaign together in Arizona next week for the first time since they conceded the presidential election in Phoenix in 2008. Palin and McCain will be at a rally and picnic in Tucson on March 26, followed the next day by a rally in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa.
  • Graham Pushes National I.D. Card

    03/12/2010 6:21:58 AM PST · by b4its2late · 189 replies · 3,934+ views
    Human Events ^ | 03/12/2010 | by Roger Hedgecock
    Senator Lindsey Graham, ever the faithful follower of uber-RINO John McCain, scored three RINO initiatives in just one week. Reminiscent of the "the band's getting back together" scenes from the movie "Blues Brothers", Graham and McCain reached back to the good old days of bipartisan shafting of conservative judicial nominees and offered the Democrats another "Gang of Fourteen"--this time to shaft the public with a bipartisan Obamacare bill. The offer must have been tempting to the Democrats who remember how "bipartisan leadership" from Graham and McCain spiked conservative guns when the Republicans were in the majority in the Senate. But...
  • Obama-Graham partnership emerges in climate debate (McLame's lap dog says Obama "reasonable")

    03/11/2010 12:29:43 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 34 replies · 879+ views
    Reuters ^ | 2010-03-11 | Richard Cowan
    WASHINGTON, March 10 (Reuters) - It's rare when a conservative Republican in Congress heaps praise on President Barack Obama, especially in regards to fighting global warming, but Senator Lindsey Graham did just that on Wednesday. The South Carolina lawmaker has, despite opposition from many in his party, worked with Obama and Democrats on a comprehensive energy and environmental bill, winning their support of more government aid for nuclear power and expanded oil and gas drilling. Nuclear power and domestic oil production are at the core of Republican platforms. "The president has been great to work with on energy and climate,"...
  • Don't look now! Amnesty is back

    03/10/2010 6:59:18 PM PST · by Man50D · 11 replies · 415+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | March 10, 2010 | Jerome R. Corsi
    A new battle over illegal immigration is rapidly shaping up in the nation's capital. Supporters of comprehensive immigration reform are demanding immediate legislative action from the Obama administration with a planned mass demonstration in Washington scheduled for March 21, billed as "March for America: Change Takes Courage." Meanwhile, Sens. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., have been meeting with the White House to reintroduce immigration legislation. The bipartisan effort is reminiscent of twice-failed attempts by Sens. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., and John McCain, R-Ariz., during the administration of President George W. Bush.
  • Palin and the General (Putting the McCain Endorsement in Perspective)

    03/09/2010 8:28:51 PM PST · by Brices Crossroads · 210 replies · 2,629+ views
    3/09/10 | Vanity
    I cannot tell how much of this outrage about Sarah Palin's endorsement of McCain is feigned by those who do not wish her well. It is not principally to those folks that this post is directed. To those conservatives who are genuinely disappointed by Sarah Palin's decision to support McCain, let me say that I think Rush and Mark Levin understand it and have said that it is a question of loyalty and that loyalty is a virtue. That makes sense to me and, personally, I would be a little put off if she did otherwise, since it would look...
  • Mitt Romney warns tea parties (to vote for him or else!) (he also praises Crist) (BARF ALERT)

    03/09/2010 3:08:23 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 91 replies · 621+ views
    Politico ^ | 2010-03-09
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is warning the tea party activists to not run third party candidates that would “divide” Republican voters and waste opportunities for the GOP. Romney said in an interview with Newsmax posted on the conservative outlet’s website Monday night that he was pleased the conservative grassroots movement is “silent no longer.” The likely 2012 GOP presidential candidate cautioned though that while he supports the idea of conservative challenges in GOP primaries, third party tea party-backed candidates in the general election could be disastrous. “Divide and fail is the result,” Romney said of third party challenges. “That...
  • Lindsey Graham denounces Liz Cheney advertisement (McLame's lap dog defends Obama) (BARF)

    03/09/2010 2:28:16 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 20 replies · 310+ views
    Politico ^ | 2010-03-09 | Lisa Lerer
    South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham denounced a recent ad questioning the loyalty of Obama administration lawyers who had previously represented suspected terrorists. The ad — run by Liz Cheney's group Keep American Safe — derided the unidentified appointees as the "Al Qaeda 7” asking "Whose values do they share?" “A defense attorney who is making the government do their job regardless of the nature of the case is making this whole country a better place,” said Graham, a military lawyer who’s currently a senior instructor at the Air Force JAG School. “I represented people as a defense attorney in...
  • ID Card for Workers Is at Center of Immigration Plan

    03/09/2010 2:53:08 AM PST · by raybbr · 72 replies · 427+ views
    WallStreetJournal.com ^ | 3-9-2010 | Laura Meckler
    Lawmakers working to craft a new comprehensive immigration bill have settled on a way to prevent employers from hiring illegal immigrants: a national biometric identification card all American workers would eventually be required to obtain. Under the potentially controversial plan still taking shape in the Senate, all legal U.S. workers, including citizens and immigrants, would be issued an ID card with embedded information, such as fingerprints, to tie the card to the worker. The ID card plan is one of several steps advocates of an immigration overhaul are taking to address concerns that have defeated similar bills in the past....
  • AZ-Sen. 2010: Reception and Dinner with Governor Sarah Palin (raising money for RINO McCain!)

    03/07/2010 9:44:16 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 220 replies · 881+ views
    When March 26, 2010 Time 5:30pm – 8:30pm Where Arizona Biltmore 2400 East Missouri Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85016 You are cordially invited to a reception and dinner with Governor Sarah Palin in support of the re-election of U.S. Senator John McCain on Friday, March 26th. For more information and to RSVP please click here. (snip) [Ed. Note: the following text is from the donation/RSVP Web page for the event.] Honorary Co-Chairs Senator Jon Kyl Congressman Jeff Flake Congressman Trent Franks Congressman John Shadegg Event Co-Chairs Vicki & Jim Click Anita & Ross Farnsworth Sharon & Dr. Oliver Harper Cathy &...
  • Graham to Obama: scrap New York terror trial, I'll stand with you

    03/07/2010 10:34:07 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 75 replies · 513+ views
    Senator Lindsey Graham on Sunday outlined his plan to help President Obama close Guantánamo if the administration agrees to abandon a civilian New York terror trial for 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in favor of a military tribunal. BY MARK SAPPENFIELD On Sunday, two moderate senators defended President Obama’s apparent willingness to reconsider his administration’s decision to use a civilian New York terror trial for the admitted mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. The first, Senator Lindsey Graham (R) of South Carolina, is seen as the architect behind the Obama administration’s potential change in plans. He has promised...
  • John McCain Hates Me (McCain hates conservatives)

    03/07/2010 1:49:16 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 49 replies · 448+ views
    Human Events ^ | 2008-02-01 | Michael Reagan
    Until last night, when I watched the Republican debate, I had no idea how much John McCain dislikes me and just about everybody else but Rudy Giuliani, who if you believe The New York Times is a pretty good hater himself. As I watched McCain and Governor Romney go at it during the debate at the Reagan Library I was struck by the huge gap that separates McCain -- whose contempt for his fellow humans is patently obvious -- and my dad, Ronald Reagan, who had nothing but the deepest affection and respect for the American people. The feeling is...
  • Obama looking to give new life to immigration reform (Amnesty to illegal aliens)

    03/05/2010 7:03:21 AM PST · by BP2 · 149 replies · 3,775+ views
    LA Times ^ | March 4, 2010 | 6:18 p.m. | Peter Nicholas
    Despite steep odds, the White House has discussed prospects for reviving a major overhaul of the nation's immigration laws, a commitment that President Obama has postponed once already. Obama took up the issue privately with his staff Monday in a bid to advance a bill through Congress before lawmakers become too distracted by approaching midterm elections. In the session, Obama and members of his Domestic Policy Council outlined ways to resuscitate the effort in a White House meeting with two senators -- Democrat Charles E. Schumer of New York and Republican Lindsey Graham of South Carolina -- who have...
  • How the G.O.P. Goes Green (McLame's lap dog touts amnesty, carbon taxes, compromise with Rats)

    02/28/2010 12:57:37 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 38 replies · 888+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 2010-02-28 | Thomas L. Friedman
    It is early evening on Capitol Hill, and I am sitting with Senator Lindsey Graham, the South Carolina Republican, who, along with John Kerry and Joe Lieberman, is trying to craft a new energy bill — one that could actually win 60 votes. What is interesting about Graham is that he has been willing — courageously in my view — to depart from the prevailing G.O.P. consensus that the only energy policy we need is “drill, baby, drill.” What brought you around, I ask? Graham’s short answer: politics, jobs and legacy. We start with politics. The Republican Party today has...
  • Report: Key Senators Would Nix 'Cap and Trade' (but they will push for higher gasoline taxes)

    02/26/2010 10:25:00 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 28 replies · 1,017+ views
    AP ^ | 2010-02-26
    Report: 3 key senators propose jettisoning 'cap-and-trade'; favor reducing carbon pollution. WASHINGTON (AP) -- Three key senators are writing a new climate bill without a broad "cap-and-trade" approach to reducing carbon pollution, leaving behind what has been the central feature in the debate over climate legislation for years, The Washington Post reported Friday night. Cap and trade, in which overall pollution reduction targets are met by allowing facilities to buy and sell pollution credits, has become so politically unpopular that its Senate passage is viewed as unlikely. So Sens. John Kerry, D-Mass., Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Joe Lieberman, I-Conn,., are...
  • AZ-Sen. 2010: McCain enlists Kyl for latest radio ad (BARF ALERT)

    02/26/2010 10:56:16 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 28 replies · 488+ views
    CNN - Political Ticker ^ | 2010-02-26 | Charles Riley
    Washington (CNN) – President Obama tersely reminded Sen. John McCain Thursday during the White House health care summit that, "We're not campaigning anymore. The election is over." The president was referring to the 2008 presidential race, but McCain still has a Senate campaign to deal with back in Arizona. And on Friday, his re-election campaign released yet another radio spot, this time enlisting his fellow Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl to promote McCain's "conservative principles." Kyl narrates the 30-second ad and tell listeners: "Arizona could have no stronger advocate than John. He's with me every step of the way in fighting...
  • Attention, GOP: John McCain is the problem (Michelle Malkin slams "radical progressive" McCain)

    02/23/2010 3:02:47 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 93 replies · 1,681+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 2010-02-22
    In critiquing Glenn Beck’s CPAC speech taking the Republican Party to task for failing to own up to its Big Government lapses, Bill Bennett cites various Republicans who have admitted the party’s culpability. But see if you can spot the glaring problem with his defense of the GOP: From Jim DeMint to Tom Coburn to Mike Pence to Paul Ryan, any number of Republicans have admitted the excesses of the party and done constructive and serious work to correct them and find and promote solutions. Even John McCain has said again and again that “the Republican party lost its way.”...
  • AZ-Sen. 2010: McCain will attend White House health summit (will Obamacare go bipartisan?)

    02/23/2010 2:47:33 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 129 replies · 1,582+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 2010-01-23 | Shailagh Murray
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced the members of the Senate Republican delegation to Thursday's White House health-care summit, and the list includes Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.). The Arizona Republican is not known as a health-care expert. But as the Republican presidential nominee in 2008, McCain offered a sweeping reform plan with some elements that overlap with the Obama proposal, and others that would have represented a radical departure from the current system.
  • Graham, Emanuel Work on Gitmo (traitor McLame's lap dog at work!)

    02/23/2010 9:27:04 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 9 replies · 350+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 2010-02-22 | Jonathan Weisman
    GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham confirmed Monday he is working with White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel to break the logjam on closing the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and bringing the prisoners to trial. The South Carolina senator said that in a series of meetings and phone calls over the last “several weeks,” he has pressed to establish a new national security court that would keep most Guantanamo detainees out of the federal courthouse. He expressed confidence that he could strike a deal to extend some measure of habeas corpus rights to prisoners detained on terrorism charges and...
  • AZ-Sen. 2010: McCain explains why we can't get along (he still wants to "get along" with Dems)

    02/18/2010 9:41:38 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 13 replies · 480+ views
    The Arizona Republic, Phoenix, Ariz. | 2010-02-18 | E.J. Montini
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  • AZ-Sen. 2010: McCain: Help Main Street first (McCain still pushing amnesty, cap and tax)

    02/17/2010 6:21:39 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 58 replies · 1,234+ views
    The Arizona Daily Sun, Flagstaff, Ariz. / Northern Ariz. ^ | 2010-02-17 | Laura Clymer & Larry Hendricks
    The conversation ranged widely. Topics included job creation, helping Main Street and not Wall Street, overcoming congressional gridlock and reminding residents that he's still the same maverick politician he has been for nearly 24 years. U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., was in Flagstaff Tuesday on the heels of former U.S. Rep. J.D. Hayworth's announcement to run against McCain in the Republican primary in August. He sat down with the Arizona Daily Sun editorial board before giving remarks at the Coconino County Lincoln Day Dinner at the Radisson Woodlands Hotel. During the 75-minute question-and-answer session, he reiterated that his positions haven't...
  • CA-Sen. 2010: Graham takes show on the road (for the RINO Fiorina) (BARF BAG ALERT)

    02/16/2010 2:09:55 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 13 replies · 313+ views
    Politico ^ | 2010-02-16 | David Catanese
    South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham hit the campaign trail Tuesday to lend his national security credentials to Republican Senate candidate Carly Fiorina's campaign against Sen. Barbara Boxer. Graham, who has emerged as his party's leading voice on issues related to the treatment and prosecution of terrorism suspects, planned to join Fiorina at the San Francisco International Airport to promote legislation he has authored that would bar suspected Sept. 11 plotters from civilian courts.
  • McCain says GOP will lay out 10-point election platform

    02/16/2010 8:27:09 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 71 replies · 1,076+ views
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2010-02-16 | Michael O'Brien
    Senate Republicans will lay out a 10-point election year agenda later this spring, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) suggested Tuesday. McCain said that the GOP would craft a list of 10 legislative pledges which they would seek to enact within the first 60 days of taking back control of Congress, if they were to do so in this fall's elections. "We Republicans have to provide -- and we will later this spring -- a positive vision with what we want to do for the country," McCain said during an interview on KFYI radio in Arizona.
  • Prospects for Immigration Reform Legislation (McLame's poodle leading the way!) (BARF ALERT)

    02/07/2010 5:34:16 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 9 replies · 548+ views
    Given the jockeying that goes on to get mentioned in a State of the Union speech, it is not surprising that insiders pushing the immigration reform agenda celebrated success. Their issue made it into the speech, reaffirming that the president’s commitment remains alive and well. Outsiders, however, were disappointed and displeased because the call “to continue the work of fixing our broken immigration system” fell far short of the rallying cry they wanted to hear. The blogosphere kicked into high gear, mostly pronouncing immigration legislation dead for 2010. That a single sentence at a precarious political moment could be seen...
  • Adviser: Gov’t needs to look at global warming (McCainiac continues to push cap-and-tax)

    02/01/2010 2:13:21 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 9 replies · 324+ views
    The Telegraph, Nashua, NH ^ | 2010-01-17 | David Brooks
    New Hampshire would seem to be surprise proof when it comes to visits from prominent people urging support for various causes, but it was something of an eyebrow raiser a when a former policy adviser for John McCain’s presidential campaign went before business folks Tuesday to say that federal oversight is needed to control greenhouse gases.“I won’t pretend that I get standing ovations,” joked Douglas Holtz-Eakin, who was a staff economist for President George H.W. Bush and served as chief economic adviser to McCain’s campaign. He spoke Tuesday to a gathering of New Hampshire businesspeople at the New Hampshire Institute...
  • Graham: Congress Needs A Win On Climate Policy

    01/29/2010 9:37:42 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 164 replies · 4,598+ views
    National Journal ^ | 2010-01-27
    Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said today that skeptical Republicans and Democrats should throw their support behind climate change legislation not only because it's good for the economy and the environment, but because Congress desperately needs a win under its belt. "We tried immigration. It's hard. And we failed. We tried Social Security. It's hard. And we failed. We tried health care. It's really hard. And it looks like we're going to have to start over again," Graham somberly told a luncheon audience of energy and climate advocates on the Hill. "On the energy, climate change front, I don't want to...
  • Yes, I'm a Pure Republican ("I believe in climate change") (Meghan McCain) (BARF-O-RAMA)

    01/25/2010 2:22:46 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 79 replies · 2,101+ views
    The Daily Beast ^ | 2010-01-24 | Meghan McCain
    After a College Republican group withdrew its support for a Meghan McCain speech because she believes in marriage equality, she took the GOP’s “purity test.” And passed. This week I made a little news by not being “pure enough,” if you will, by College Republican standards. I was invited to speak at George Washington University on February 9 by numerous campus groups, including the George Washington College Republicans and Allied in Pride, an LGBT organization. I take great pride in being one of the few people who brings together the gay community and Republican groups. But somewhere between my accepting...
  • Election energizes climate bill talks (Graham meets with Rahm Emanuel)

    01/23/2010 11:37:36 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 60 replies · 2,279+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 2010-01-24
    Kerry, bipartisan bloc discuss compromise. BY MICHAEL KRANISH WASHINGTON — Seeking to resuscitate stalled global warming legislation in Washington’s suddenly changed political climate, a bipartisan group of senators including John Kerry of Massachusetts has been conducting private talks this week with the White House and a key business group over an array of concessions sought by Republicans. The election of Scott Brown as Kerry’s colleague has added urgency to the negotiations for a compromise, which would include the Democrats’ goal of limiting carbon emissions while encouraging development of nuclear power, subsidizing coal mining, and drilling for off-shore oil. Trying to...
  • Hayworth challenging McCain

    01/23/2010 2:18:37 PM PST · by AKReportz · 219 replies · 3,254+ views
    Hayworth faced ethical scrutiny during his unsuccessful reelection campaign for his ties to disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff, whose Native-American clients contributed $100,000 to his campaigns. He is still paying off legal debt that he accumulated preparing for a possible federal investigation in connection with the Abramoff scandal.