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  • Kerry, McCain say bipartisan work needed post-S&P downgrade, differ on who to blame

    08/07/2011 8:52:26 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 56 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2011-08-07 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two senators and former presidential candidates say Standard & Poor’s decision to downgrade the U.S. credit rating speaks to the need for more bipartisan compromise — but they also say the blame lay with the other party.
  • Standing at the border, Hayworth slams McCain on immigration

    08/15/2010 5:45:56 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 44 replies · 1+ views
    CNN - Political Ticker ^ | 2010-08-15 | Jeff Simon
    (CNN) - At a Tea Party rally Sunday on the U.S.-Mexico border in support of tough immigration laws, Arizona Senate candidate J.D. Hayworth slammed his opponent, Arizona Sen. John McCain, and turned McCain's words back on the veteran senator. On a ranch in Hereford, Arizona, and with the border fence visible several hundred yards behind him, Hayworth also praised Arizona's new immigration law that was signed by the state's governor, who has spent the last two days campaigning with McCain. Pulling a word from a McCain letter on immigration which first surfaced in April, Hayworth said it was time to...
  • McCain, Brewer to campaign together this weekend

    08/11/2010 6:03:28 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 178 replies · 3+ views
    AP ^ | 2010-08-11
    <p>PHOENIX (AP) - Both were once considered vulnerable but recently have found stronger footing in their Republican primary races.</p> <p>Now, Arizona Sen. John McCain and Gov. Jan Brewer will campaign together at six events in five communities on Friday and Saturday.</p>
  • Hayworth vs. McCain -- Primary Headline Roundup [humble vanity -- please help]

    02/21/2010 12:45:59 PM PST · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 349 replies · 3,252+ views
    Please help. I plan to keep this thread alive until McCain loses the primary. Let's NAIL THAT RINO! Please help scout for headlines to bring here. I will ping people here once a week with choice headlines and links. [Since it's the OPPOSITE of high volume, several have already signed on.] If you would like to be on this once-a-week ping list, please let me know. Any helpful links will be appreciated. "The most recent online scores from the American Conservative Union are from 2008. In that year, John McCain scored 63 and had a lifetime average of 81.43. ......
  • RINO FREE AMERICA NEEDS YOUR HELP NOW TO RETIRE JOHN MCCAIN

    02/19/2010 12:11:30 PM PST · by MestaMachine · 151 replies · 2,694+ views
    FREE REPUBLIC RINO FREE AMERICA PROJECT | February 19, 2010 | MestaMachine
    When we conceived the RINO FREE AMERICA PROJECT ON FREE REPUBLIC, we envisioned Conservative activism that would send RINOs packing and replacing them with true Conservatives worthy of our support. NOW we need your help to defeat the biggest RINO of all. Many of us here on Free Republic have been cheering JD Hayworth on because John McCain is possibly the worst, (and most powerful,) RINO serving in the Senate today and he simply MUST be defeated lest he betray us again as he has so many times throughout his less than stellar tenure. While "the force" might be...
  • J.D. Hayworth To Launch Statewide Announcement Tour From New Campaign Headquarters On Feb. 15th

    02/08/2010 5:46:38 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 13 replies · 632+ views
    PHOENIX, ARIZONA. FEBRUARY 8, 2010. Conservative J.D. Hayworth will formally launch his Republican primary challenge to 24-year incumbent John McCain from his new campaign headquarters in north Phoenix at 10am on February 15th. The headquarters is located at 3129 E. Cactus Rd. Suite 31, Phoenix, Arizona 85028. A new website — www.jdforsenate.com — has debuted in support of the announcement. More information about Hayworth and his challenge to the moderate McCain will be added to the site throughout the week. Additional details about the three-day announcement tour will be released in the next several days. Since leaving his radio talk...
  • AZ-Sen. 2010: Arizona: Hayworth Opens Senate Campaign Account

    02/01/2010 2:29:12 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 36 replies · 724+ views
    CQ Politics ^ | 2010-02-01 | Emily Cadei
    Former Rep. J.D. Hayworth (R-Ariz.) is moving forward with a potentially explosive primary challenge to Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), filing the paperwork to create a Senate campaign committee. Hayworth has established the J.D. Hayworth 2010 committee, according to documents processed on Jan. 29.
  • AZ-Sen. 2010: Challenger: McCain an Obama 'enabler' (J.D. Hayworth attacks McCain) (GO J.D. GO!!!)

    01/25/2010 12:21:47 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 143 replies · 4,459+ views
    Presidential nominee in 2008 faces GOP primary fight. BY JOSEPH WEBER Former Rep. J.D. Hayworth, Arizona Republican, said in an interview Monday that his planned primary challenge to Sen. John McCain will portray the four-term incumbent as a not-so-conservative Republican who has "enabled" President Obama and his failed economic and security policies. "I'm giving Arizona Republicans a clear choice between a consistent, common-sense conservative . . . or someone who describes himself as a maverick but is a moderate," the outspoken Mr. Hayworth told The Washington Times' "America's Morning News" radio show. Mr. Hayworth, 51, quit his job Friday as...
  • AZ-Sen. 2010: Hayworth 'may' be ready to test Senate waters (draws closer to run against McCain)

    12/31/2009 7:37:45 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 75 replies · 3,864+ views
    The Arizona Republic, Phoenix, Ariz. | 2009-12-29
    Link only, per FR copyright rules
  • AZ-Sen. 2010: Hayworth Meets with D.C. Supporters ("taking a very, very serious look" at the race)

    12/18/2009 12:03:07 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 37 replies · 1,213+ views
    CQ Politics ^ | 2009-12-18 | Emily Cadei
    Former Rep. J.D. Hayworth (R-Ariz.) was in D.C. Thursday meeting with supporters of a possible primary challenge to Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.). Hayworth, who lost his 5th district seat to Rep. Harry Mitchell (D-Ariz.) in 2006, told CQ-Roll Call he was "taking a very, very serious look" at the race but had made no decision. "We're just doing our due diligence," he said. Hayworth was spotted with House Minority Leader John Boehner Thursday but said it was not a scheduled meeting. "I just bumped into John," he explained. He declined to say with whom he formal meetings during his swing...
  • AZ-Sen. 2010: Arpaio-Hayworth Fundraiser a Preview of Future Campaigns? (anti-RINO alliance)

    12/10/2009 4:21:34 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 64 replies · 2,070+ views
    CQ Politics ^ | 2009-12-01 | Emily Cadei
    Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and former Rep. J.D. Hayworth (R) -- two of conservatives' favorite anti-illegal immigration firebrands and potential 2010 candidates for statewide office in Arizona -- have teamed up to raise more than $100,000 as part of a holiday party being held Dec. 5. A recent poll from Rasmussen Reports showed Arpaio leading all comers in the Arizona governor's race, while Hayworth is in a statistical tie with Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) in a hypothetical primary match-up. Both men have been coy about their intentions but any sort of electoral alliance between the two would strike fear...
  • AZ-Sen. 2010: Hayworth boosted by poll showing tie with McCain (has not yet decided whether to run)

    11/20/2009 6:46:30 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 20 replies · 1,526+ views
    The Arizona Republic, Phoenix, Ariz. | 2009-11-20
    Link only, per FR copyright rules
  • Hayworth nurses grudge vs. ex-McCain aide

    10/11/2009 9:00:21 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 43 replies · 2,784+ views
    The Arizona Republic, Phoenix, Ariz. | 2009-10-11 | Dan Nowicki
    Link only, per FR copyright rules
  • AZ 2010: J.D. Hayworth considers Senate run [against McCain]

    10/05/2009 12:38:18 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 233 replies · 8,994+ views
    Conservative radio commentator and former Scottsdale congressman J.D. Hayworth is consider a run against U.S. Sen. John McCain in next year’s Republican primary. A source in Arizona who asked not to be identified said Hayworth is pondering the move. The possible challenge also was reported Monday in the Washington Post.
  • Birthday Card Support Request from John and Cindy McCain

    08/26/2009 9:59:58 AM PDT · by downtownconservative · 33 replies · 1,997+ views
    Email request for support for John McCain <cindy@johnmccain.com> | 8/26/2009 | downtownconservative
    Please send John your birthday message. Sign his online birthday card today Dear Supporter, This Saturday, August 29th, my husband John will celebrate his birthday. A few weeks ago, I wrote to you asking you to sign the online birthday card we've put together for him. Over 30,000 of you have signed the online birthday card so far! I want you to know I appreciate each and every one of these birthday wishes and I know John will be excited to read them over the weekend. If you haven't yet had the chance to sign the online birthday card, you...
  • McCain: Obama spending binge must end [a RINO continues his pre-election charge to the right]

    08/07/2009 12:48:17 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 29 replies · 1,410+ views
    PHOENIX -- The Obama Administration is on a spending binge that must come to an end -- and without the president's health care reform proposal, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., declared Friday. McCain, who lost to President Barack Obama in last year's election, told Austin Hill, guest host on News/Talk 92-3 KTAR's "Ankarlo Mornings," that "We've amassed over a trillion dollars in additional debt on the American people since the president took office." He said Obama is slipping in the polls because, "The polls are showing the manifestation of the deep concern and worry Americans have about the debt and the...
  • McCain on Republicans' Health Care Fix

    07/29/2009 11:59:06 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 18 replies · 598+ views
    Fox ^ | 2009-07-29
    SENATOR JOHN MCCAIN, R-ARIZ.: You would think so. But I also would be a little careful about the Blue Dogs. Traditionally and historically they bark but they don't bite. And in the case of other bills such as climate change, the speaker peels off enough of them in order to win and gives the other ones a free pass so I'm not confident that the Blue Dogs will hold fast. In fact, I think it's very likely they cave. . . . . . Our message is, we Republicans want reform. We're for it but we also don't want to...
  • Reform I will continue to fight for [McCain wants to work with Democrats to "reform" health care]

    07/28/2009 2:29:33 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 20 replies · 584+ views
    Our health care system must be reformed and this is as an historic opportunity to achieve the changes that Americans need, now more than ever. The health care industry accounts for nearly one-sixth of our economy and affects every American family and household budget. As Americans, we are fortunate to have the highest quality of health care, one that draws patients from around the world who seek the best medical care. And while we can all agree on the need for reform, it’s not the quality of care that needs to change but rather the cost. Health care reform must...
  • McCain sees trouble for health, climate bills [wants the Democrats to do things *his* way]

    06/19/2009 6:10:45 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 23 replies · 1,425+ views
    Reuters ^ | 2009-06-19 | Richard Cowan & Simon Denyer
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two of President Barack Obama's top priorities -- healthcare reform and reducing global warming -- are in disarray on Capitol Hill, with no sign of bipartisan consensus, Senator John McCain said on Friday. The Arizona Republican, who was defeated by Obama for the presidency last November, said in an interview with Reuters that climate change legislation "is just dead in the water. It's not got momentum." Efforts to overhaul America's costly healthcare system need to begin anew after the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office said a draft bill would cost $1 trillion and insure only 16 million of...
  • 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...
  • McCain Calls Iranian Election "Rigged"

    06/16/2009 9:33:34 AM PDT · by meandog · 19 replies · 832+ views
    Washington Times ^ | June 16, 2009
    Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican, tackled some tough yet timely topics on The Washington Times' American Morning News Tuesday. Turmoil among voters in Iran, who have taken to the streets at their peril and in protest of alleged election rigging, had the senator issuing strong condemnations and a recommendation for the Obama administration. Mr. McCain said he believes Iran's presidential election was rigged and that the U.S. should do "whatever is necessary" to halt their nuclear weapons. "Look these people are bad people and I know that it was unpopular to call them part of an axis of evil or...
  • McCain buying new Ford hybrid

    06/15/2009 8:10:02 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 34 replies · 1,446+ views
    AP ^ | 2009-06-15
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Republican presidential nominee John McCain is getting a new set of wheels. The Arizona senator said on his Twitter feed Monday that he was buying a new Ford Fusion Hybrid. His office says he's getting the 2010 hybrid in silver and was impressed by its fuel-efficiency.
  • Consumer lobbyist Claybrook honored by lawmakers [McCain praising liberals] [Ralph Nader]

    06/10/2009 7:46:42 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 8 replies · 393+ views
    AP ^ | 2009-06-10 | Christine Simmons
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers rarely shine a positive spotlight on lobbyists, much less publicly toast them and rave about their style on Capitol Hill. But they did just that on Tuesday night for consumer advocate Joan Claybrook, who retired earlier this year as the head of the watchdog group Public Citizen. The organization held a dinner event in honor of her 27-year leadership. Claybrook has become known as one of Washington's most relentless consumer-interest lobbyists. Her work has influenced rules on auto safety standards, congressional ethics, campaign finance and more. Among the lawmakers who praised Claybrook's efforts were House Speaker...
  • John McCain for President in 2012? He Says No [don't you dare run again, you scumbag RINO]

    06/07/2009 7:58:01 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 81 replies · 1,709+ views
    No often means yes in Washington, but we hear from Sen. John McCain's posse that he is not considering a 2012 rerun of his failed 2008 presidential campaign. (W beat him in the 2000 primary, remember.) Word came this week that he is mulling over another try, but a key insider says, "Ridiculous."
  • McCain’s Crooked Talk [**FLASHBACK 02/01/2008**]

    05/04/2009 9:10:06 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 4 replies · 638+ views
    National Review ^ | 2008-02-01 | Thomas Sowell
    We have been hearing for years that Senator John McCain gives “straight talk” and his bus has been endlessly referred to as the “Straight Talk Express.” But endless repetition does not make something true. The fact that McCain makes short, blunt statements does not make him a straight-talker. . . . . . Confronted with his lie on Wednesday night’s debate, McCain blustered and filibustered in a manner reminiscent of Captain Queeg in The Caine Mutiny, when he was caught in a lie during a navy inquiry. When confronted with any of his misdeeds, Senator McCain tends to fall back...
  • Political Notebook: Simcox not always on Team GOP [McCainiacs allege disloyalty]

    05/02/2009 7:43:33 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 61 replies · 1,629+ views
    The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson, Ariz. ^ | 2009-05-02 | Daniel Scarpinato
    The campaign between Sen. John McCain and Chris Simcox is likely turn into a fight over who’s the real Republican. While Simcox has questioned McCain’s conservative credentials, turns out the activist has not exactly been a loyal member of the party from which he is now seeking a nod of approval.
  • John McCain has FINALLY met his match

    04/27/2009 4:39:05 AM PDT · by libstripper · 70 replies · 1,889+ views
    World Net Daily (Minueman PAC ad) ^ | April 26, 2009 | Minuteman PAC
    We've been preparing for weeks to announce the "Big News"... IT'S HERE!!! Chris Simcox, founder of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps has just announced his resignation from the presidency of MCDC in order to launch a full-scale campaign for U.S. Senate against John McCain!
  • McCain challenger Simcox has challenges all his own [McCainiacs attack Simcox as disloyal to GOP]

    04/26/2009 8:22:41 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 27 replies · 1,187+ views
    He's flip-flopped, strayed, say some border activists. BY DANIEL SCARPINATO PHOENIX — When Chris Simcox announced last week that he would challenge Arizona Sen. John McCain in the 2010 Republican primary, he arrived at a state Capitol in the traditional politician garb, a suit and tie. Gone were the signature jeans and ball cap he often wore during his days patrolling the U.S.-Mexico border as a founder of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps. "It's part of the uniform," Simcox said in an interview Friday about his makeover. "I had to learn to tie a tie," joked the 48-year-old activist, who...
  • McCain facing 2010 primary

    04/21/2009 9:25:25 AM PDT · by Hawk720 · 147 replies · 3,375+ views
    Politico ^ | Ben Smith
    Social conservatives tolerated John McCain as the party's nominee, but never trusted him, and he now appears to be facing a serious primary from the right in Arizona next year. Chris Simcox, the founder of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps and a prominent figure in the anti-immigration movement, is announcing today he's resigned from the group to run in the 2010 Senate primary. From a forthcoming release: "John McCain has failed miserably in his duty to secure this nation's borders and protect the people of Arizona from the escalating violence and lawlessness," Simcox said. "He has fought real efforts over...
  • PART VI - JUST SAY NO: To John McCain -- and not a PENNY to the RNC this election cycle

    03/24/2008 7:31:09 AM PDT · by davidosborne · 51 replies · 528+ views
    http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/justsayno2johnmccain/ ^ | Monday, 24 March 2008 | David C. Osborne
    PART SIX -- in my JUST SAY NO SERIES: KeyWord: JustSayNo2JohnMcCain.... The focus of PART SIX in my "Just say no" series is on the RNC itself.. I have recieved several solicitations/phone calls from various RNC fund raising efforts, Have You? I would like to encourage you to JUST SAY NO - To the RNC this cycle... I would encourage you to send any contributions you have made in the past to the RNC to CONSERVATIVE candidates for the U.S. House and the U.S. Senate. I know this will take extra time/effort, but we need to send the message that...
  • McCain and Blair discuss Middle East, climate change: spokesman

    03/21/2008 10:22:09 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 405+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 3/21/08 | AFP
    LONDON (AFP) - US Republican presidential hopeful John McCain Friday discussed the situation in the Middle East and global warming with former British prime minister Tony Blair, the ex-premier's spokesman said. Blair met with McCain in London as well as US senators Joe Lieberman and Lindsey Graham, McCain's colleagues on the Senate Armed Services Committee who are travelling with him, the spokesman told AFP. "They met, but also, obviously with Senator Lieberman and Senator Graham. The subjects they spoke about were the Middle East and climate change," he said. McCain, who is on a week-long tour of Europe and the...
  • McCain rejects Barletta invite

    03/20/2008 2:31:58 PM PDT · by radar101 · 30 replies · 715+ views
    Citizens Voice ^ | 03/20/2008 | BORYS KRAWCZENIUK
    Arizona Sen. John McCain, who blamed illegal immigration Monday for Republican losses in major congressional races, has rejected Hazleton Mayor Lou Barletta’s invitation to discuss the issue. “Sen. McCain truly appreciates your invitation and the valuable opportunity it represents,” Jo Black, a scheduling official in the presumptive Republican nominee’s presidential campaign, wrote in a letter to Barletta’s congressional campaign Wednesday. The letter cited “tremendous demands” on McCain’s time and a “large volume of similar requests.” Efforts to reach McCain’s campaign were unsuccessful. Last week, Barletta invited McCain and the Democratic presidential candidates, Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, to come...
  • John McCain: America must be a good role model

    03/18/2008 4:56:09 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 188 replies · 2,932+ views
    Financial Times ^ | March 18 2008 | JOHN McCAIN
    Americans and Europeans share a common goal – to build an enduring peace based on free­dom. Our democracies today are strong and vibrant. Together we can tackle the diverse challenges we face, whether radical religious fanatics who use terror as their weapon of choice, the disturbing turn towards autocracy in Russia or the looming threats of climate change and the degradation of our planet. But the key word is “together”. We need to renew and revitalise our democratic solidarity. We need to strengthen our transatlantic alliance as the core of a new global compact – a League of Democracies –...
  • McCain Cautions GOP On Immigration

    03/17/2008 2:31:33 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 94 replies · 2,068+ views
    The Politico ^ | 17 March 2008 | Josh Kraushaar
    (The Politico) "The hot-button issue of immigration doesn’t appear to be going away anytime soon – at least not in Republican circles. On NPR’s “Morning Edition” today, John McCain suggested that strong anti-immigrant rhetoric contributed to two recent, high-profile GOP Congressional losses – of former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum, who badly lost to Sen. Bob Casey in 2006, and Jim Oberweis, who lost the heavily Republican seat of former House Speaker Dennis Hastert this month in a special election.
  • FAIRPRIMARY.ORG

    03/12/2008 8:52:16 PM PDT · by Christopher Schwinger · 54 replies · 727+ views
    To the Leaders of the Republican National Committee and the Members of the State Legislature in the state of_________________: We, the undersigned registered members of the Republican Party in the state of ____________________, hereby protest and reject the current and ongoing results of the 2008 Republican presidential primary selection process on the grounds that the incongruous methods, rules, and provisions set forth by the individual and various state Republican National Committee Leaders, and the members of the various State Legislatures, have failed to provide the members of the Republican Party across the nation with an effective primary election process, thwarted...
  • Mehlman, Rove boost McCain campaign

    03/08/2008 6:55:07 AM PST · by OnRiver · 187 replies · 2,361+ views
    Capitol News Company ^ | 03/07/2008 | David Paul Kuhn
    Rove explained that he and McCain “got to know each other during the 2004 campaign.” In a separate interview, Mehlman noted that “McCain was completely loyal to the president in 2004 and worked incredibly hard to help him get elected.” According to Taylor, “The Bush Republicans here in town are excited for John McCain.”
  • TOP 10 REASONS NOT TO VOTE FOR MCCAIN

    02/16/2008 1:49:07 PM PST · by Witch-king of Angmar · 396 replies · 1,347+ views
    Don Feder's Cold Steel Caucus ^ | 02/14/2008 | Don Feder
    I just got back from the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, D.C., where conservatives began lining up behind a man who’s been sticking it to us for years. By a process of self-hypnosis, many have managed to convince themselves that McCain is actually one of us. Not for nothing did Benjamin Disraeli call conservatives the stupid party. What part of John McCain do we not get? McCain-Kennedy, McCain-Feingold, McCain-Lieberman, McCain-Edwards -- among other socialist, anti-speech, open-borders, enviro-Marxist measures he’s co-sponsored with the hardcore left of the Democratic Party over the years. If Il Duce had served with...
  • McCain topper to allies: Stay on message (Talking Points For ALL To Follow)

    03/12/2008 11:27:16 AM PDT · by Conservative Vermont Vet · 87 replies · 1,174+ views
    Politico ^ | March 11, 2008 | Jonathan Martin
    After being forced to respond to three separate incidents in recent weeks of conservatives alluding to Barack Obama's middle name, John McCain's campaign manager today sent a memo to top supporters urging them to stick to the campaign's preferred message -- and to avoid taking gratuitous shots at their Democratic rivals. "We expect that all supporters, surrogates and staff will hold themselves to similarly high standards when they are representing the campaign. To help guide you, please find talking points below."
  • McCain aide linked to Russian billionaire

    02/20/2008 4:10:21 AM PST · by Man50D · 31 replies · 393+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | February 19, 2008 | Jerome R. Corsi
    Sen. John McCain has asserted his opposition to Russian President Vladimir Putin a number of times, going so far as joining with Sen. Joseph Lieberman, D-Conn., in 2005 to introduce legislation calling on President Bush to suspend Russian's membership in the Group of Eight. That opposition, however, is being called into question by links that have been established in various reports between McCain's campaign manager, Rick Davis, and Ukrainian billionaire Oleg Deripaska, who is suspected of having ties to organized Russian crime. Davis even arranged for McCain to meet Deripaska at a time when Davis' lobbying firm was working under...
  • How Conservatives See John McCain (Powerline talks with Mark Levin)

    03/10/2008 9:16:44 AM PDT · by jdm · 96 replies · 1,722+ views
    Powerline ^ | March 10, 2008 | Staff
    Over the weekend, Paul did a post that talked about demands that some conservatives are making on John McCain as the soon-to-be Republican nominee. I added some comments of my own; it's fair to say that both Paul and I are skeptical of the reasonableness of such demands. That prompted an email from talk radio host Mark Levin, the subject heading of which was "John, Did You Actually Mean to Write This?" This initiated an exchange between Mark and me, which, with Mark's permission, I'm reproducing below: John, did you actually mean to write this? If there are conservatives who...
  • Obama Raises $55 Million - Clinton $35 Million - McCain $12 Million

    03/10/2008 1:02:19 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 44 replies · 959+ views
    AP ^ | 09 March 2008 | Libby Quaid
    "Last month alone, Obama raised $55 million, and Clinton $35 million. McCain, in contrast, was on track to raise $12 million, about the same as in January, according to his campaign." Maybe it's time for McCain to say something ugly about Conservatives? That always helped before.
  • McCain Campaign Condemns Backer's Obama Remarks (Congressman Steve King gets the McCain treatment)

    03/10/2008 3:31:56 PM PDT · by pissant · 91 replies · 1,619+ views
    Wash Post ^ | 3/10/08 | Mike Shear
    A spokeswoman for Sen. John McCain today condemned comments by Iowa Rep. Steve King (R), who on Friday said terrorists would be "dancing in the streets" if Barack Obama is elected president. "The Senator rejects the type of politics that degrades our civics and this campaign will be about the future of our country," Communications Director Jill Hazelbaker said. "[Sen.] McCain could not be clearer on how he views these types of comments and obviously that view extends to Congressman King's statement." King, a three-term Republican, made the remarks to a radio station Friday as he announced his bid for...
  • McCain lashes Democrats for "NAFTA-bashing"

    03/11/2008 9:33:27 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 150 replies · 1,615+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 3/11/08 | Steve Holland
    ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate John McCain criticized his Democratic rivals on Tuesday for pledging to renegotiate a hemispheric trade treaty that Democrats blame for U.S. manufacturing job losses. At a town-hall meeting in St. Louis, the Arizona senator also called for the Democratic-controlled U.S. Congress to approve a free-trade treaty with Colombia that is being stymied on Capitol Hill. "On trade, I'm a free trader," McCain told employees at Savvis Internet company, a session dominated by questions about the ailing U.S. economy. McCain, the likely Republican nominee to run in the November election, is spending the week...
  • No Way McCain: The Downgrading Of Conservatism

    02/11/2008 6:15:31 AM PST · by Nextrush · 53 replies · 3,123+ views
    2/11/08 | Self
    John McCain is a "strong conservative." That's the message that President Bush put out on "Fox News Sunday" yesterday. How does one define "strong conservative?" Is it defining waterboarding of terrorists as torture like John McCain has? Is it when one wants to close down Gitmo like John McCain does and give suspected terrorists the rights of American citizens. And speaking of the rights of American citizens, is a "strong conservative" one who wants amnesty and a path to citizenship for people who enter America illegally. Well, that's one where President Bush and Senator McCain have been on the same...
  • Looking Presidential With the nomination wrapped up, McCain plots his campaign

    03/09/2008 8:28:10 AM PDT · by OnRiver · 20 replies · 542+ views
    Weekly Standard, ^ | 03/09/2008 | Stephen F. Hayes
    McCain will begin a cross-country tour emphasizing his life story. His advisers believe that while most Americans have a vague sense that McCain served his country in the military and in political life, they don't actually know his story. This trip--the "Service to America" tour--is intended to fill out that narrative.
  • (Video)McCain: United States Has Been Torturing POWs

    03/09/2008 9:26:56 PM PDT · by Jay777 · 15 replies · 614+ views
    Stop The ACLU ^ | 10 Mar 08 | John Stephenson
    They don’t call him the Maverick for nothing. Its not inconsistent with what he has believed in the past. Its certainly in opposition to President Bush’s statement that the U.S. does not torture. Its quite an uncomforting statement to be saying of our own military. Most surprisingly, its the “Republican” candidate saying this stuff. Maverick… because he supported the President’s veto of the a bill banning it. That support may have been on technicalities, but still mavericky. Quite a statement for someone that should be trying to win over the conservative base. I don’t think he is too worried about...
  • Bill to improve health care…in Mexico!

    02/08/2008 2:25:14 PM PST · by angelcindy · 33 replies · 449+ views
    wehategringos.com ^ | February 7th, 2008 | Brad
    What would Americans think, then, of a member of Congress who introduced legislation, not to improve health care in the United States, but to improve health care in Mexico? What would Americans think, then, of a member of Congress who introduced legislation, not to improve health care in the United States, but to improve health care in Mexico? Even more unbelievable, the senator who sponsored the bill is not on the verge of being thrown out of office for this odious piece of legislation. No, the senator who introduced the bill, Senator John McCain of Arizona, is on the verge...
  • Illegal Immigration, Amnesty Supporters Endorse McCain.

    03/01/2008 2:41:45 PM PST · by T.L.Sink · 61 replies · 368+ views
    Illegals Hurt Us ^ | Feb. 4, '08 | staff
    Geraldo Rivera and Juan Hernandez, two of the most flagrant supporters of illegal immigration and amnesty in the media, have both announced their support for McCain. The National Council of La Raza (NCLR) also known as the Council of the (Hispanic) Race has announced their positive feelings for McCain while labeling any group or personality opposed to amnesty as an ally of the KKK. Even Ruben Navarrette, a CNN columnist who constantly rants in support of illegal immigration, while slinging mud at anyone who stands up for immigration enforcement, loves John McCain. Every illegal immigration supporter is signalling they want...
  • Immigration split still hangs over McCain and Republicans

    03/06/2008 5:53:24 PM PST · by BGHater · 78 replies · 600+ views
    Politico ^ | 05 Mar 2008 | Patrick O'Connor
    While John McCain was being coronated as the heir apparent at a highly publicized White House meeting with President Bush, his colleagues on Capitol Hill couldn't resist rolling out what could be described as a Lou Dobbs dream package of immigration bills. It was one of those moments where one had to wonder if the right hand of the Republican Party was talking to the left, er, moderate hand. Immigration is the preeminent issue that has divided McCain from his party, as he has supported an ill-fated comprehensive immigration overhaul, including a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants. Since that...
  • Dear Senator McCain.... [middle east policy]

    03/07/2008 5:14:36 AM PST · by SJackson · 5 replies · 229+ views
    Arutz Shevza ^ | 3-7-08 | Gerald A. Honigman
    Dear Senator McCain.... by Gerald A. Honigman Here's my dilemma. Dear Senator John McCain, I have followed your career fairly closely over the years, often with pride. So, here's my dilemma. Coming home from work recently, I heard on the news that James Baker III has endorsed your candidacy. The problem emerges from your end of this story. Please read these excerpts from a Jason Maoz article on May 12, 2006 in JewishPress.com: McCain told Haaretz that as president, he would "micromanage" US policy toward Israel... would dispatch "the smartest guy I know" to the region.... Asked who that "smartest...