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  • Former enemies US, Vietnam now military mates

    08/08/2010 8:17:43 AM PDT · by Flavius · 36 replies
    ap ^ | 8/7/10 | y MARGIE MASON
    Cold War enemies the United States and Vietnam demonstrated their blossoming military relations Sunday as a U.S. nuclear supercarrier cruised in waters off the Southeast Asian nation's coast — sending a message that China is not the region's only big player. The visit comes 35 years after the Vietnam War as Washington and Hanoi are cozying up in a number of areas, from negotiating a controversial deal to share civilian nuclear fuel and technology to agreeing that China needs to work with its neighbors to resolve territorial claims in the South China Sea.
  • Democrats face crucial immigration test [and looking to McCain to "lead" the way]

    06/17/2009 7:37:29 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 38 replies · 1,423+ views
    Politico ^ | 2009-06-17 | Gebe Martinez
    After twice postponing a highly anticipated meeting between President Barack Obama and congressional leaders on immigration reform, the White House is under increasing pressure to get legislation done this year. Winning congressional approval of an immigration measure by December is a steep climb, with the economy, health care and energy higher on the president’s agenda. So far, Obama has promised only to begin the discussion at the summit set for next week. But if the president does not move quickly, he will suffer the same fate as his predecessor, President George W. Bush, who left office acknowledging that failure to...
  • Joint Statement from U.S. Sens. Graham and McCain on Guantanamo Executive Order [we support Zero]

    01/22/2009 11:59:36 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 288 replies · 9,098+ views
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) and John McCain (R-Arizona) today issued the following statement regarding the executive order put forth by President Obama calling for the closure of the prison at Guantanamo: “We support President Obama’s decision to close the prison at Guantanamo, reaffirm America’s adherence to the Geneva Conventions, and begin a process that will, we hope, lead to the resolution of all cases of Guantanamo detainees,” said Senator Lindsey Graham and Senator John McCain. “The executive orders issued today constitute an important step in the right direction but leave several major issues unaddressed.” “Numerous...
  • McCain pushes for Clinton confirmation in Senate Floor speech ["deep admiration"] [BARF BARF BARF]

    01/21/2009 12:55:38 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 44 replies · 1,021+ views
    CNN Political Ticker ^ | 2009-01-21 | Dana Bash & Ted Barrett
    (CNN) – John McCain on Wednesday used his first Senate floor speech since the end of the presidential campaign to urge his colleagues to quickly confirm fellow Sen. Hillary Clinton as secretary of state. "I think the message that the American people are sending us now is they want us to work together and get to work," McCain said. "I think we ought to let Senator Clinton, who is obviously qualified and obviously will serve, get to work immediately." The Senate is expected to easily confirm Clinton Wednesday afternoon, and McCain's particular support of the New York senator isn't surprising....
  • Video: McCain Calls For Quick Confirmation Of Clinton

    01/21/2009 10:59:38 AM PST · by careyb · 51 replies · 854+ views
    CSPAN ^ | 1//21/09 | John McCain
    Just in case you were wondering what kind of President he would have been...
  • Kennedy and Hatch Issue Call for Service [Serve America Act] [barf] [McCain/Snowe alert]

    01/21/2009 6:43:10 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 79 replies · 2,925+ views
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senators Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) today introduced the “Serve America Act,” a bill to expand national and community service opportunities for all Americans. Senators Mikulski, McCain, Dodd, Cochran, Reid, Gregg, Durbin, Wicker, Murray, Snowe, Kerry, Lincoln, Cardin, Rockefeller, Schumer, Whitehouse, Menendez, Bayh and Landrieu are also sponsors of the legislation. The goal of the legislation is to encourage 175,000 more Americans to give a year of service to address specific national challenges such as strengthening our schools or increasing economic opportunities, thereby expanding the number of such service participants to 250,000. The legislation...
  • McBama: The Socialist-RINO Alliance

    01/20/2009 6:57:00 AM PST · by Quaker · 25 replies · 624+ views
    Stuck On Stupid ^ | January 20, 2009 | Quaker
    A picture of things to come. The RINO pals up with the Socialist.
  • Is anyone still disappointed that McCain lost?

    01/20/2009 11:30:11 AM PST · by Chet 99 · 130 replies · 2,682+ views
    I know everyone is disgusted that Obama is president... but is anyone still disappointed that McCain lost? It seems that it didn't take McCain very long to return to his old McCain-Feingold ways once the campaign was over. I am generally not too conspiracy minded, but I am almost of the mind that McCain's job was simply to throw the election to Obama... If you can stomach it, rewatch those debates. If that was not a case of someone "taking a dive", I don't know what is. McCain's job now will be to put the bipartisan smiley face on Obama's...
  • John McCain to seek higher-profile role [so much betrayal, so little time] [BARF!]

    01/19/2009 10:21:51 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 64 replies · 1,636+ views
    WASHINGTON (CNN) – Bump into John McCain in a Capitol hallway these days, and you’re lucky if you get anything beyond a polite hello. Ask him a question on any policy or political issue, and he will almost always decline comment, and keep moving. But the former Republican presidential nominee is not planning to keep a low profile for long. CNN has learned that McCain may get seats on an unusually high number of key Senate committees, so that he can engage on a wide range of high-profile issues before Congress, and his formal rival in the White House. “He...
  • Obama honors rival McCain on eve of inauguration

    01/19/2009 9:49:59 PM PST · by VictoryGal · 61 replies · 1,654+ views
    Reuters ^ | Jan 20, 2009 | Jeff Mason
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President-elect Barack Obama honored his vanquished Republican rival John McCain on Monday, describing the Arizona senator as an "American hero" while the Democrat prepared to assume the office that both men fought bitterly to attain. Obama and McCain clashed repeatedly on the campaign trail over foreign and domestic policy in sometimes heated exchanges that occasionally veered into the personal. But Obama made clear that period had passed even as he predicted the two would not always get along in the future. "John is not known to bite his tongue and if I'm screwing up, he's going to...
  • The Elephant in the Room: McCain may be Obama's secret weapon

    01/15/2009 6:21:26 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 93 replies · 3,450+ views
    A desire by both men to secure their places in history might forge an unlikely pairing. BY RICK SANTORUM Obama also faces the reality of needing at least one Republican senator to join him to break filibusters. Many speculate that three moderate Republicans will provide the necessary Senate votes and the imprimatur of bipartisanship. . . . . . But I believe Obama has an ace in the hole among Senate Republicans. This unlikely ace can deliver not only the GOP moderates needed to break a filibuster, but also the stamp of bipartisanship: the 2008 GOP standard bearer, John McCain.....
  • Illegal Immigration Battles Loom with Obama [McCain's unholy alliance with Reid]

    01/13/2009 3:23:14 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 42 replies · 1,321+ views
    Human Events ^ | 2009-01-13 | Phil Kent
    Despite their victory in the huge fight over amnesty for illegal immigrants in 2007, conservatives can’t rest easy: it’s all about to happen all over again. The Democrats’ (and RINO Republicans’) push for “comprehensive immigration reform” has returned and will be a major issue this year, and perhaps next year as well if the pro-amnesty groups don’t get their way. Whether Barack Obama wants to risk another public backlash over such a comprehensive effort early in his first term -- knowing that polls indicate the large majority of Americans oppose illegal immigration -- is a big question mark. But we...
  • Is the President-Elect Courting His Former Opponent? [McBama super-barf alert]

    01/13/2009 2:41:22 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 52 replies · 1,306+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 2009-01-13 | Reed Galen
    As President-Elect Obama readies his ascent to the White House less than two weeks from now, it appears that his political acumen extends not only to those in all parts of the Democratic party, but in no small part to Senator John McCain as well. Just three short months ago we were inundated with McCain's talk of Bill Ayres and 'That One,' but an easy détente appears to have developed between the former rivals. To that end, President-Elect Obama has committed four distinct acts that telegraph his political savvy when it comes to Senator McCain.. . . . .With Napolitano...
  • Message to Congress: The Time Is Now To Lead On Immigration Reform [Barf] [Juan Hernandez alert]

    01/07/2009 1:01:47 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 21 replies · 612+ views ^ | Juan Hernandez
    When it comes to immigration, it seems the chaos on the border is exceeded only by the chaos in Washington. That is especially curious since Members of Congress are usually famous for being able to read which way the political wind is blowing. In this case, however, it appears they would be well served to commit to reading the results of a recent, reputable bi-partisan national survey of voter attitudes on immigration. What its findings show is not at all startling, and is indeed testimony to the common sense of US Americans. With solutions to border, immigration, and guest worker...
  • McCain Starts ‘Country First’ PAC

    01/07/2009 11:35:04 AM PST · by AuntB · 123 replies · 2,475+ views
    The Caucus NY Times Political Blog ^ | Jan. 7, 2008 | Michael Falcone
    Less than two weeks from the inauguration that he hoped would usher in his own presidential administration, Senator John McCain announced the formation of a new political action committee that will work to promote Republican causes. Borrowing a slogan from his campaign, Mr. McCain is calling the committee, “Country First,” and it is likely to help lay the foundation for his 2010 re-election bid. In an e-mail message to supporters on Wednesday, Mr. McCain described it as a “grassroots organization” that would take up the challenge of defining “our Republican ideals and message” and support G.O.P. candidates. “With your help...
  • McCain to launch new PAC [to "help define the future of the GOP"]

    01/07/2009 10:12:00 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 196 replies · 4,196+ views
    WASHINGTON (CNN)—Arizona Senator John McCain is adopting a major 2008 campaign slogan for a new political action committee designed to support not only his own planned re-election run in two years, but help him put his stamp on the rebuilding of the Republican Party. The formation of the “Country First” PAC is to be announced Wednesday, two sources familiar with the plans tell CNN. One of the sources called it the “first official step” of the GOP Senator’s re-election campaign. McCain made it clear not long after losing the presidential election that he intended to seek re-election to the Senate...
  • Letter: McCain rolls out the welcome mat [for "God's children"]

    12/27/2008 7:56:37 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 17 replies · 1,004+ views
    The Arizona Republic, Phoenix, Ariz. | 2008-12-27
    Link only per FR copyright and linking policy
  • Did McCain Botch the Sarah Palin Pick?

    12/23/2008 12:23:23 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 110 replies · 3,365+ views
    The Sarah Palin backlash—or comeback—is underway. Misused by the McCain campaign, then dissed by anonymous McCainiacs as a haughty diva, those who think the senator and his staff are to blame are starting to speak out. And we're not talking about those who traveled with the Alaska governor who quickly took a shining to her and chafed when the McCain team botched her coming out on the campaign trail. Now I'm hearing from key Republicans on Capitol Hill and GOP pollsters who believe that the McCain campaign should have put her out to talk about energy and political independence—her two...
  • McCain’s Torture Mess

    12/22/2008 7:02:33 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 38 replies · 1,419+ views
    Human Events ^ | 2008-12-22 | Jed Babbin
    Sen. John McCain (?-Ariz.), joining with liberal Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.), issued a report last week on the abuse of terrorist detainees. The report accuses former defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld, former Defense Department General Counsel Jim Haynes, and David Addington, Vice President Cheney’s chief of staff, of causing the torture of terrorist detainees. But the report is a clumsy calumny, contradicting the factual conclusions of earlier, far more credible investigations. Predictably, it was enough for the New York Times to call for the appointment of a prosecutor to consider criminal charges against Rumsfeld and the others....
  • Familiar John McCain taking middle of road [massive barf]

    12/20/2008 10:12:21 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 38 replies · 1,501+ views
    The Yuma Sun, Yuma, Ariz. ^ | 2008-12-20 | Terry Ross
    Remember the John McCain that many Arizonans grew to like over the years - the one who stuck by his principles but was not politically dogmatic or doctrinaire, and instead tried to represent the interests of people in general? Well, that John McCain seems to be back after a long journey into the dark jungle of presidential politics where he seemed to veer from his familiar middle-of-the-road approach to politics - an approach that a lot of Arizonans prefer, based on their long support for him.
  • A RINO vs. El Rushbo

    12/18/2008 1:40:32 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 38 replies · 1,865+ views
    Human Events ^ | 2008-12-18 | A.W.R. Hawkins
    Since the presidential election, former Secretary of State Colin Powell has not been making rounds on Sunday morning talk shows with the frequency he did when supporting Barack Obama for president. But last Sunday, he popped up on CNN to criticize Rush Limbaugh for misleading, if not destroying, the Republican Party. Powell tried to make the rejection of Limbaugh the path Republicans need to take to win elections again. Thus he asked rhetorically, “Can we continue to listen to Rush Limbaugh?” Of Limbaugh’s supposed influence on the Republican Party, Powell said: “Is this really the kind of party that we...
  • I'm done with John McCain

    12/16/2008 10:58:21 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 202 replies · 5,361+ views
    The Daily Kenoshan, Kenosha, Wis. ^ | 2008-12-17 | Lisa Loring
    I normally don't stay up late enough to watch Late Night with David Letterman, but I happened to catch a little of it Thursday night, when Sen. John McCain was on. David Letterman make a rude joke about Gov. Sarah Palin, and John McCain laughed at it. That is when I realized I am done with John McCain. . . . . . If I were Rod Blago, I'd use some nice four-letter words to describe how I feel about Sen. McCain, but I'm not, so I won't. . . . . . I'm glad Sen. McCain didn't win the...
  • McCain unsure of immigration priority from Obama

    12/16/2008 5:21:19 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 41 replies · 1,001+ views
    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Arizona Sen. John McCain, back in his home state, says he looks forward to working with President-elect Obama on the country's economic ills. McCain, talking Tuesday to the Tucson Citizen's editorial board, said the incoming president will be setting the nation's legislative agenda, and he's not sure where immigration reform falls among Obama's top priorities. But McCain said it's an issue that needs to be addressed.
  • McCain discusses Irish visa issue [amnesty for illegal Irish]

    12/08/2008 9:10:51 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 50 replies · 40,427+ views
    Irish Times, Dublin, Ireland ^ | 2008-12-09 | Pat Flynn
    The undocumented Irish in the United States were discussed at Shannon airport last night when the Minister for Defence Willie O'Dea TD met former US Republican presidential candidate senator John McCain. After the meeting, Mr O'Dea said: "We met for about 40 minutes and it was very productive and cordial. Senator McCain has committed to raising the issue of the undocumented Irish with president-elect Obama on his return to the US." Mr McCain's aircraft made a refuelling stop at Shannon on his way back to the US after spending the past week on a regional tour with two other members...
  • How McCain blew it with Hispanics [Juan Hernandez alert]

    12/07/2008 12:22:15 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 43 replies · 1,648+ views
    The Press-Telegram, Long Beach, Calif. ^ | 2008-12-07 | Ruben Navarette
    Members of the cultural right have called Juan Hernandez a "border obliteration activist," an "American traitor," and an "agent of the Mexican government." John McCain's presidential campaign called him something different: director of Hispanic outreach. For 14 months leading up to the election, the Fort Worth, Texas, native was a high-level volunteer at McCain '08 headquarters, where he attended daily senior staff meetings and advised the Arizona senator and his top lieutenants about how to appeal to Hispanic voters. Part of that strategy was highlighting McCain's record of championing comprehensive immigration reform. Meanwhile, down the hall, another portion of the...
  • Senate Dems look to GOP moderates for help [McCain, RINOs]

    12/01/2008 12:59:28 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 42 replies · 1,583+ views
    UPI ^ | 2008-12-01
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate Democrats say they likely will have a working filibuster-proof majority on key issues that could give early wins for President-elect Barack Obama. Although the number of Democrats remains unknown -- two Senate races are undecided -- vote-counters indicate support from Republican moderates will free up bills such as healthcare reform or immigration reform halted by the current Congress by GOP maneuvering, The Washington Post (NYSE:WPO) reported Monday. Democrats picked up seven Republican seats in last month's election to add to their majority when the next Congress convenes in January. In the current Congress,...
  • What's Next For Sen. John McCain? [single-handedly destroying the GOP?]

    11/27/2008 8:37:55 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 152 replies · 4,058+ views
    NPR ^ | 2008-11-26 | David Welna
    Sen. John McCain avoided reporters during the lame-duck session of Congress last week. But Tuesday, shortly after President-elect Obama had his own news conference about the economy, McCain broke his silence by speaking with reporters in Phoenix. This came after the two former contenders met last week, and Tuesday, McCain continued to make nice. When asked what advice he had for right-wing supporters who say the prospect of an Obama presidency terrifies them, he was categorical. "Respect this landmark election, respect the fact America faces great challenges, and Americans expect us to work together. That does not mean we won't...
  • McCain congratulates Napolitano on possible DHS offer [sick RINO]

    11/20/2008 4:18:29 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 39 replies · 1,130+ views
    PolitickerAZ ^ | 2008-11-20 | Evan Brown
    Gov. Janet Napolitano's spokeswoman confirmed Thursday that U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-Phoenix) called to congratulate her on being the "top contender' for the job of Secretary of Homeland Security in President-elect Barack Obama's Cabinet. A release put out by McCain Thursday said: "Senator McCain called and congratulated Governor Janet Napolitano on her emergence as top contender for Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. Senator McCain said 'Governor Napolitano's experience as the former U.S. Attorney for Arizona, Arizona's Attorney General, and as Governor warrants her rapid confirmation by the Senate and I hope she is quickly confirmed.' Senator McCain looks...
  • McCain back in the Senate

    11/18/2008 12:34:39 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 19 replies · 519+ views
    Politico ^ | 2008-11-18 | Amie Parnes
    The Mac is back. After nearly two grueling years on the presidential campaign trail, Sen. John McCain, (R-Ariz.) is quietly returning to his old job in the Senate today during a week-long lame duck session.
  • Obama and McCain say they'll work together

    11/17/2008 10:16:44 AM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 139 replies · 3,563+ views
    AP via brietbart ^ | 11/17/08 | BETH FOUHY
    President-elect Barack Obama says he and Republican Sen. John McCain plan to work together to "fix up the country." The two former rivals met in Obama's transition office Monday in Chicago. Rahm Emanuel, Obama's incoming White House chief of staff, participated in the meeting, as did McCain's close friend, South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham.
  • GOP senator: Republicans would 'love to have' Lieberman [Juan Kyl]

    11/16/2008 11:06:34 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 45 replies · 1,225+ views
    CNN ^ | 2008-11-16
    (CNN) – Two members of the Senate’s Democratic caucus have called for Joe Lieberman to lose his committee chairmanship. On Sunday, North Dakota Sen. Byron Dorgan didn’t go that far — but did say the Connecticut senator’s actions during the campaign were “not acceptable,” as Republican Sen. Jon Kyl said the GOP would “welcome [Lieberman] with open arms.”
  • Clinton, Richardson on Short List for Secretary of State [Lindsey Graham approves]

    11/16/2008 9:20:18 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 38 replies · 812+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 2008-11-14 | Anne E. Kornblut & Michael D. Shear
    President-elect Barack Obama met Friday with New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson in Chicago, Democratic sources said, who is under consideration to be Secretary of State in the Obama administration. News of the meeting comes after a similar face-to-face meeting Thursday between Obama and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) sparked a day-long frenzy of speculation about the possibility that she could be Secretary of State.
  • Ex-foes Obama, McCain to seek common ground [immigration, Social Security, stem cells]

    11/16/2008 9:12:56 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 39 replies · 1,257+ views
    McClatchy via The State, Columbia, SC ^ | 2008-11-15 | Margaret Talev & James Rosen
    WASHINGTON — John McCain’s close friend and ally from South Carolina, fellow Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, will be on hand in Chicago Monday as McCain meets with his former rival, President-elect Barack Obama. Also attending will be Obama’s new chief of staff, Rep. Rahm Emanuel, D-Ill. In an interview Friday, Graham said Emanuel asked for the meeting about a week ago. “We were talking about some things that we could work together on,” Graham said.
  • MCCAIN'S TARNISHED HONOR (He has damaged his own reputation for no apparent reason)

    11/15/2008 1:45:14 AM PST · by RobinMasters · 68 replies · 1,569+ views
    Greens Real World ^ | NOVEMBER 12, 2008 | THE HISTORIAN
    He is an American hero. He has a history of putting country first. On balance, there is no doubt that he is a man of honor. But he has tarnished that honor, unnecessarily, in recent times. The McCain campaign for President was so burdened with contradiction as to appear to be almost bipolar. To the degree that a campaign is a reflection of the candidate, it is little wonder that McCain could not win out over his much more inspirational and charismatic opponent. More importantly, it is the inside operation of his campaign as a manifestation of the man wherein...
  • Why the GOP lost the election.

    11/15/2008 6:39:12 AM PST · by old patriot · 66 replies · 1,613+ views
    Old Patriot
    I know that many of you were as disappointed in the last election as I was. But why was the election lost by the GOP? There were a number of factors contributing to this, and early on with the Northern states allowing open primaries for Democrats and Moderates to "cross-over" and vote for "their" candidate of McCain. Taking nothing away of the man's military service, these early primaries ensured that all we got as a candidate was a Democrat-Light who made a name for himself of "reaching out and across the aisle." And he then went so far as to...
  • GOP Senator: McCain Betrayed Republican Principles

    11/15/2008 8:34:34 AM PST · by TennTuxedo · 98 replies · 2,361+ views
    CNN Political Ticker Blog ^ | November, 14, 2008 | Peter Hamby
    MYRTLE BEACH, South Carolina (CNN) – South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint on Friday became one of the first high-profile Republicans to publicly criticize John McCain following his electoral defeat, blaming the Arizona senator for betraying conservative principles in his quest for the White House.
  • Will John McCain be the Republican in Barack Obama's cabinet?

    11/12/2008 2:31:08 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 236 replies · 3,049+ views
    The Telegraph, London, UK ^ | 2008-11-12 | Toby Harnden
    It's standard fare for a president to make a bipartisan gesture by including one member of the opposing party in his cabinet - just as it's always the case (lest we forget) that every president-elect vows to change the tone in Washington and reach out magnanimously to his vanquished opponents. But John Podesta, the former Bill Clinton former chief of staff who's spearheading the transition for the 44th president, said today that there would be independents and Republicans in Barack Obama's cabinet and "not just at a token level".
  • McCain-Obama Meeting Set in Motion by Graham

    11/14/2008 10:45:47 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 74 replies · 2,017+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 2008-11-14 | Michael D. Shear
    The upcoming meeting between President-elect Barack Obama and his one-time rival, Sen. John McCain, was set in motion during a phone call over the weekend between Obama and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), McCain's closest friend. In an interview Friday, Graham said that Obama requested the meeting during a 20-minute phone call that the South Carolina senator described as a "pleasant" discussion about how they could work together effectively. "We just talked about the desire to find something meaningful to work on," Graham said. "He was very nice to me, said that he considered me a serious, reform-minded senator that he...
  • Obama, McCain to meet Monday to talk cooperation [update; climate change, etc.]

    11/14/2008 10:06:28 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 42 replies · 901+ views
    Reuters ^ | 2008-11-14 | Deborah Charles
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - President-elect Barack Obama will meet with his former rival, Republican Sen. John McCain, on Monday to talk about ways they can work together, an Obama spokeswoman said on Friday. The meeting between the former competitors will take place in Chicago at Obama's transition headquarters two weeks after the Democratic senator won a decisive victory over McCain in the November 4 election. It will be the first time the two have spoken since McCain called Obama to concede the election. McCain gave an emotional speech after the concession in which he promised to help his former rival address...
  • Obama to meet with McCain on Monday

    11/14/2008 6:29:32 AM PST · by winoneforthegipper · 184 replies · 8,074+ views
    ap ^ | 15 minutes ago | LIZ SIDOTI
    Cutter also said the two will be joined at Obama's Chicago transition office by Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, a McCain confidant, and Rep. Rahm Emanuel, the Illinois Democrat whom Obama has chose to be his White House chief of staff.

    11/07/2008 4:10:56 AM PST · by IbJensen · 100 replies · 3,005+ views
    GrassTopsUSA (EMail) ^ | 11-06-08 | Don Feder
    If someone had told me last year that, come the fall of 2008, I would be praying for John McCain to become the next president of the United States, I would have had three words for him – seek psychiatric help. (McCain is my kind of Republican the way “rap” is my kind of music.) But, in the last four months of the campaign, that’s exactly what I was doing – praying for a McCain victory – not because McCain is so good (any resemblance between the Arizona Senator and a conservative is purely coincidental), but because I would have...