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  • McCain will remove sheriff's name from ad (MCFRAUD ALERT)

    07/19/2010 5:19:45 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 28 replies
    TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Senator John McCain's camp is apologizing to Santa Cruz County Sheriff Tony Estrada for an ad running featuring Estrada's name. Sheriff Estrada has come out saying he does not support the senator. McCain's ad features several Arizona sheriff's taking his side. Towards the middle of the ad you see Santa Cruz County Sheriff Tony Estrada's name scroll along the bottom. "I thought it was a mistake. They shouldn't have had that name in there and I did talk to some of the aids for senator McCain and I set the record straight on that I am not...
  • Hypocrisy: McCain website prominently contains lengthy info on how to receive government grants

    06/26/2010 9:21:16 AM PDT · by K-oneTexas · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Intellectual Conservative ^ | 24 June 2010 | Rachel Alexander
    The McCain campaign has been brutally attacking JD Hayworth for appearing in an informercial on how to apply for government grants. Hypocritically, McCain's own Senate website ( prominently features a lengthy list of government grants to apply for. It is disturbing that due to the $5 million war chest the McCain campaign already had when it came into the Senate race, plus threatening people away who dare to support Hayworth, that the McCain campaign has been able to divert attention in the race to the 1% difference Hayworth shares with Senator Jim DeMint, the most conservative member in all of...
  • 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...
  • A McCain donor turns into an embarrassment [taking money from criminals alert]

    07/22/2008 11:13:38 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 13 replies · 195+ views
    The Los Angeles Times - Top of the Ticket ^ | 2008-07-22 | Stuart Silverstein
    There’s an old saying that the only thing wrong with tainted money is that there “taint” enough of it. That might work for universities and other institutions that grace their halls with the names of robber barons, but it’s trouble for political campaigns. The McCain camp recognized that fact of life anew this week. The Washington Post reports that the campaign was stung by its ties to Oregon venture capitalist and political donor Craig Berkman, who was sued by former investors in a fraud case and ordered to pay $28 million in civil damages. Berkman and his wife, the Post...
  • McCain Almost Left the GOP -- Twice

    03/24/2008 9:40:28 PM PDT · by Yosemitest · 74 replies · 1,435+ views ^ | March 24, 2008 | Rush Limbaugh
    McCain Almost Left the GOP -- Twice March 24, 2008 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT Senator McCain has not wrapped up the Chuck Hagel endorsement yet, and I wanted to mention this to you. Hagel was on This Week with Stephanopoulos on Sunday, and Stephanopoulos said to him, "Senator McCain is a good friend of yours. Why haven't you endorsed him?" HAGEL: When I work for someone or commit to someone, I want to be behind that person in every way I can. I've obviously got some differences with John on the Iraq war. That's no secret. I want to understand a...
  • McCain’s Illegal Alien Madness: Ignoring Existing Immigration Laws

    03/21/2008 10:09:57 AM PDT · by AuntB · 34 replies · 1,105+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | Mar. 20, 2008 | John Lillpop
    As Senator John McCain slips further and further into the grips of age-realted dementia, his arguments in favor of legalizing 38 million illegal aliens become more and more specious. In 2007, for instance, McCain issued a very bizarre challenge to American patriots who oppose the amnesty travesty that McCain favors. Speaking at a fund-raiser in Houston, the senator said: "I think it’s (immigration reform) a matter of national security,” McCain said, “and to do nothing - to leave the status quo - would be an abrogation of our responsibilities to the American people.” The addled senator added, “If they’ve got...
  • FACTBOX: presidential candidates on climate change (McCain: I know that climate change is real...)

    03/20/2008 9:38:23 AM PDT · by rightinthemiddle · 47 replies · 673+ views
    Rooters ^ | Thu Mar 20, 2008 | Deborah Zabarenko
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Here's what leading presidential candidates have said about climate change and energy policies, and what they want to do. REPUBLICAN ARIZONA SEN. JOHN MCCAIN: "I know that climate change is real ... we've got to address it, we can do it with technology, with cap and trade, with capitalist and free enterprise motivation." Co-authored bill to cut emissions by 65 percent by 2050, favors unspecified fuel efficiency increase and overall energy efficiency. DEMOCRATIC NEW YORK SEN. HILLARY CLINTON: "We need to start on a path to slow, stop and reverse the growth of greenhouse gas emissions." Supports...
  • McCain's links to Scottish king shot down by experts

    03/20/2008 4:45:23 PM PDT · by Aristotelian · 58 replies · 893+ views
    UK Guardian ^ | March 20 2008 | Paul Lewis
    Of all the claims in support of John McCain's bid for the White House, perhaps none is quite as grand as this. As he arrived in London today, the publishers of his new book insisted the Republican senator's family was descended from the Scottish king, Robert the Bruce. For a veteran war hero staking his presidential campaign on military credentials, an ancestral link to a warrior who overcame the English to reclaim Scottish independence in 1314 has obvious appeal. But according to experts, the story may be no more than that. Asked by the Guardian to investigate McCain's past, genealogists...
  • 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 casts doubt on immigration as issue (says Santorum lost due to tough stance on illegals)

    03/17/2008 4:22:32 PM PDT · by jdm · 67 replies · 1,813+ views
    Politico ^ | March 17, 2008 | by Jonathan Martin
    Aside the most obvious case -- his own -- John McCain cited two recent examples of GOP candidates taking a hard-line on immigration to no avail (And note the elbow thrown at a certain former colleague who came after McCain in the primary). My colleague Josh Kraushaar writes up McCain's comments: 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...
  • 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.
  • McCain Invites Fundraisers to London

    03/15/2008 6:12:50 PM PDT · by Shermy · 17 replies · 879+ views
    Washington Post ^ | March 14, 2008 | Matthew Mosk
    Sen. John McCain and his staff have been adamant for days that his upcoming overseas trip to Britain, France and Israel is not political. /snip ...Apparently, though, there will still be room for fundraising. McCain's campaign has sent out an invitation for a March 20 luncheon at Spencer House -- the neo-classical home built for an ancestor of Diana, the late Princess of Wales -- "by kind permission of Lord Rothschild OM GBE and the Hon. Nathaniel Rothschild." The price to attend is $1000 to $2,300. And the dress code for the event? "Lounge suits" -- British for business...
  • 'Houston, we have a problem': Strobe Talbott and George Soros are pleased with all the candidates

    03/13/2008 1:12:05 PM PDT · by pissant · 65 replies · 1,279+ views
    World Tribune/AIM ^ | 3/12/08 | Cliff Kincaid
    It’s not the kind of endorsement that a Republican presidential candidate should welcome. But former Clinton State Department official and alleged Russian dupe Strobe Talbott says that Senator John McCain and Democratic presidential candidates Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are all “moderate pragmatists” in foreign policy “with the demonstrated ability to reach across party lines.” This is “good news,” says Talbott, who is an advocate of world government. Can our media stop talking about race, sex and gender long enough to examine whether the American people will be given a choice or an echo on foreign policy issues this November?...

    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...
  • Global warming is the real deal, not 'Hollywood' myth, sez McCain

    04/24/2007 8:08:04 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 116 replies · 2,220+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | Tuesday, April 24th 2007 | Richard Sisk
    Without exactly being like Mike, Sen. John McCain yesterday join-ed Mayor Bloomberg in calling global warming a reality to be dealt with by weaning the U.S. off Mideast oil. "The world is already feeling the powerful effects of global warming," McCain said in calling for caps on carbon emissions, and "the problem isn't some Hollywood invention." The Arizona Republican did not directly address Bloomberg's environmental plan, which includes $8 tolls on cars south of 86th St. But a McCain spokesman said the mayor and the senator were in sync on facing up to a greenhouse gas effect that many in...
  • 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 ^ | 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...
  • All in the Family (Who is the real John McCain?)

    02/04/2008 9:50:23 AM PST · by spacejunkie · 20 replies · 913+ views
    JOHN McCAIN Who is the real John McCain? McCain dumped his first wife after she had been disabled in an auto accident. Although this woman had worked tirelessly to get him released from captivity as a POW in Vietnam, he did not hesitate to betray her with other women upon finding her crippled when he returned home. In fact, McCain developed a serious reputation as a womanizer during the years following his release. Finally, he acquired a fortune through his second marriage and settled down with his second wife, Cindy. According to the Phoenix Gazette of May 19, 1987, "the...
  • 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...
  • John McCain's 'Global Warming' Hearings Blasted by Climatologist (McCain Archives - Nov. 2004)

    03/11/2008 3:09:06 PM PDT · by pissant · 52 replies · 918+ views
    CNS ^ | November 19, 2004 | Marc Morano
    Washington ( - Recent U.S. Senate hearings into alleged global warming, chaired by Arizona Republican John McCain, were among the "most biased" that a noted climatologist has ever seen - "much less balanced than anything I saw in the Clinton administration," he said. Patrick J. Michaels is the author of a new book "Meltdown: The Predictable Distortion of Global Warming by Scientists, Politicians, and the Media." He is an environmental sciences professor at the University of Virginia who believes that claims of human-caused "global warming" are scientifically unfounded. Michaels spoke with Thursday following a panel discussion sponsored by the...