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  • McCain: Russia cooperated with Syria in chemical attack

    04/11/2017 1:51:21 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 40 replies
    AP ^ | April 10, 2017 | DUSAN STOJANOVIC
    BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — U.S. Senator John McCain accused Russia on Monday of having cooperated with Syrian government forces in a chemical weapons attack that has killed more than 80 people, including more than a dozen children. The Republican senator said at a press conference in Belgrade that he believes "the Russians knew about chemical weapons because they were operating exactly from the same base." He said the U.S. launched cruise missile strikes last week against the Syrian base "in a response of a chemical attack." "I hope that this behavior by Syria, in what clearly is cooperation with Russia...
  • McCain to Trump: Waterboarding won’t be reinstated

    11/19/2016 5:05:03 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 156 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | November 19, 2016 6:32 pm | AP
    HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) — A leading Republican voice on national security matters said Saturday he doesn’t care what President-elect Donald Trump says, the United States will not reinstate waterboarding. Sen. John McCain of Arizona, chairman of the Armed Services Committee, said at the Halifax International Security Forum that any attempt to bring back harsh interrogation techniques such as waterboarding, which simulates drowning, would quickly be challenged in court. “I don’t give a damn what the president of the United States wants to do or anybody else wants to do. We will not waterboard. We will not do it,” McCain...
  • Graham rips Trump's 'nonsensical' foreign policy speech

    04/27/2016 8:17:17 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 83 replies
    http://www.politico.com/ ^ | Brianna Gurciullo
    Sen. Lindsey Graham tore into Donald Trump’s speech on foreign policy, calling it “unnerving,” “pathetic” and “scary.” The South Carolina Republican former presidential candidate told WABC Radio on Wednesday that the speech was “nonsensical” and showed that Trump “has no understanding of the world and the role we play.” “This speech was unnerving. It was pathetic in its content, and it was scary in terms of its construct. If you had any doubt that Donald Trump is not fit to be commander in chief, this speech should’ve removed it,” Graham said. “It took every problem and fear I have with...
  • John McCain Finally Ready To Advance First Openly Gay Army Secretary

    01/18/2016 10:03:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Huffington Post's Huffpost Gay Voices ^ | January 18, 2016 | Jennifer Bendery, White House and Congressional Correpondent
    WASHINGTON -- Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) finally set a confirmation hearing for Eric Fanning, who President Barack Obama nominated months ago to be the secretary of the Army. Fanning will appear before the Senate Armed Services Committee, which McCain chairs, on Thursday. If confirmed by the full Senate, he will make history as the first openly gay person to fill the post. Fanning has served in a number of senior positions at the Defense Department, and he had been filling in as acting Army secretary since he was nominated in September. But last week, the Pentagon announced Fanning was pulling...
  • McCain Gives Obama Attorney General Nominee A Tentative Thumbs-Up

    11/11/2014 11:51:54 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 97 replies
    BuzzFeed News ^ | November 11, 2014 | Andrew Kaczynski
    “And I would imagine from my first glance at her credentials that she would get approved by the Senate. This is a very outstanding young woman from everything that I can tell.”(VIDEO-AT-LINK) Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain said Monday that based on his first impression, he assumes U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch will get approved by the Senate to replace outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder. McCain called Obama’s nominee and the chief federal prosecutor in the Eastern District of New York an “outstanding young woman.” “I think elections have consequences and therefore you give his nominees the benefit of the doubt,...
  • McCain gets ready for race of his life (just retire already!!)

    09/25/2014 6:05:26 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 35 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 9/25/14 | Alexander Bolton
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has begun to have serious conversations with state officials and local powerbrokers about running for a sixth term in the Senate. The longtime Republican senator is expected to face a tougher challenger and would be a major target for Tea Party groups given his support for a Senate immigration bill granting a path to citizenship for undocumented workers. And McCain, who turned 78 last month, has at times suggested he’s willing to hang it up, telling the entertainment website The Wrap earlier this year that he didn’t “want to be one of these old guys that...
  • Sen. McCain on ISIS threat: Obama 'still doesn't get it'

    08/21/2014 1:53:40 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/21/14 | Fox News
    Arizona Sen. John McCain on Thursday called President Obama's remarks on the execution of American journalist James Foley "moving" -- but also said his policy on the Islamic State terror group is failing. "He said we have to contain ISIS. We don't have to contain ISIS. We have to defeat ISIS, and we have to do whatever is necessary," the Republican lawmaker said on Fox News' "America's Newsroom." "Failures of policies have consequences, and we're paying [for] those consequences in enormous cost of human blood. It's a debacle, and he still doesn't get it."
  • McCain wants House to pass clean funding bill

    10/09/2013 4:36:46 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 91 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 9, 2013 | Mario Trujillo
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Wednesday said he would like to see a clean funding resolution pass the House to end the government shutdown. McCain expressed hesitancy at criticizing Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) or Republicans in the House but said he is trying to convince them to sit down and negotiate. “I would like to see that myself,” McCain said on CNN when asked if he would like to see the House take up the measure. “But also again I really am hesitant to pile on members of the House of Representatives.” “I try to keep in mind that many...
  • McCain: Obama should weigh bombing Syria without congressional approval

    09/11/2013 9:58:49 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 94 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 11, 2013 | Erik Wasson
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) argued Wednesday that President Obama should consider bombing Syria without congressional approval, because the credibility of the White House is now on the line. McCain said that if Obama acts before any vote in Congress, he could argue that he has acted in conformity with past administrations, including President Reagan’s invasion of Grenada in the 1980s. “He notified everybody the next morning,” McCain noted at a Wall Street Journal breakfast roundtable. The senior Republican acknowledged the decision would be a difficult one, but he said he did not think members of his own party would try...
  • McCain: Putin wants US to take use of force off the table - unacceptable.

    09/10/2013 3:00:59 PM PDT · by maggief · 41 replies
    Twitter ^ | September 10, 2013
    Putin wants US to take use of force off the table - unacceptable. "Putin: No US strikes for #Syria deal" http://www.politico.com/story/2013/09/putin-us-strikes-syria-deal-96559.html?hp=f3 Vladimir Putin: No U.S. strikes for Syria deal - Tal Kopan Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that for the proposed Russian agreement that Syria turn over its chemical weapons to work, the United States must take military action off the table....
  • McCain visits Obama team in Arizona to thank them for support on gun bill

    04/24/2013 1:06:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 24, 2013 | Joel Gehrke
    Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., had a warm meeting with Obama for America Organizing for Action volunteers in Arizona, as the senator and the members of President Obama’s former campaign apparatus thanked each other for their alliance in support of Obama’s desired gun legislation. “The speakers commended Senator McCain for showing leadership on this issue, and made it clear that we’re still hopeful that, with his help and support, we will get a bipartisan law to protect our country and our local community,” OFA’s Erin Kelly wrote in a blog post today. “We were shocked and excited to see Senator McCain...
  • Sen. McCain condemns Limbaugh's 'totally unacceptable' remarks

    03/05/2012 10:50:02 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 5, 2012 | Alicia M. Cohn
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Monday said Rush Limbaugh’s recent use of the word “slut” on his conservative radio show to describe a woman’s policy position “should be condemned by everyone.” “He’s an entertainer,” McCain said on CNN, acknowledging a defense used by some conservative bloggers. “But his remarks are totally unacceptable, totally and completely unacceptable. And there’s no place for it.”
  • McCain to endorse Romney tomorrow

    Via Ben Smith, John McCain will endorse his '08 rival Mitt Romney tomorrow: Arizona Senator John McCain, his party's 2008 nominee, will endorse Mitt Romney in New Hampshire tomorrow, a well-placed former McCain aide told BuzzFeed Tuesday. McCain and Romney were bitter foes in 2008, but Romney repaired the relationship after his defeat with a season of determined campaigning for his former rival.
  • McCain blocks WNYers’ bid to rebury sailors in U.S.

    12/03/2011 9:40:27 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 48 replies
    The Buffalo News, Buffalo, NY ^ | 2011-12-02 | Jerry Zremski
    WASHINGTON — Two hundred and seven years after their deaths, 13 of the Navy’s first fallen heroes this week came closer than ever to returning home from the shores of Tripoli — thanks in part to the efforts of two veterans’ advocates from Western New York. But then Sen. John McCain got in the way.
  • Levin and McCain Strike Deal Over Detainee Handling (U.S. citizens could be held without trial)

    11/15/2011 9:01:22 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 3 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 2011-11-15 | Charlie Savage
    A highly charged political dispute over the handling of terrorism detainees is taking a turn: the top Democrat and Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee have reached a tentative agreement on a proposal. But their deal cut out the White House and could provoke a rebellion by other Senate Democrats. The committee is set to meet behind closed doors this afternoon to discuss — and possibly vote on — the deal made between its Democratic chairman, Senator Carl Levin of Michigan, and its ranking Republican, Senator John McCain of Arizona. It would modify several disputed provisions of the National...
  • McCain wants Bill Clinton for Mideast peace role (McCain: Clinton is "the smartest guy in the room")

    11/08/2011 4:55:32 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 54 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2011-11-08 | Susan Cornwell
    WASHINGTON, Nov 8 (Reuters) - Republican Senator John McCain has some advice for President Barack Obama to help energize stalled Middle East peacemaking: Put former President Bill Clinton in charge. Democrat Bill Clinton, husband of Obama's Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, is always "the smartest guy in the room" and so would he be in a roomful of Israeli and Palestinian negotiators, McCain told the Reuters Washington summit on Tuesday. The Republican presidential nominee in 2008 who lost to Obama, McCain said Clinton had credibility with both Israelis and Palestinians and had come the closest of anyone to producing peace....
  • Fed up! McCain predicts rise of third political party

    11/08/2011 4:51:01 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 49 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2011-11-08 | Steve Holland & David Alexander
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senator John McCain predicted on Tuesday a third political party will emerge in response to Americans' economic frustrations and said it might as well be called "the Fed-Up Party." The Republican Party's presidential nominee in 2008 raised the possibility of a third party about a year ago, but his comments on Tuesday suggest he has hardened his views as polls show Americans increasingly disillusioned with Washington politics. The 75-year-old McCain may now be the most prominent politician forecasting Americans will look to another party to compete with Democrats and Republicans. "Unless both parties change, then I think...
  • US Senator Talks About Military Option in Syria (McInsane Alert)

    10/23/2011 5:16:45 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 33 replies
    AP ^ | 2011-10-23
    U.S. Senator John McCain says now that NATO military intervention in Libya is ending, military action to protect civilians in Syria might be considered.
  • Russia Today: McCain losing common sense

    10/21/2011 8:54:47 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 23 replies
    John McCain's statements are making “less and less common sense,” Vladimir Putin's press-secretary Dmitry Peskov has said, commenting on the US senator's remarks that the Russian PM may be “nervous” after Gaddafi's death. “We consider it is below our dignity to react to these words in any way,” Peskov told Interfax agency on Friday. The prime minister's press-secretary assumed that the American senator has apparently been “very tired.”
  • John McCain to 2012ers: End infighting

    10/21/2011 8:33:23 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 42 replies
    Politico ^ | 2011-10-21 | Tim Mak
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Friday he was “concerned” about the infighting in his party during the 2012 Republican presidential primary and called on the candidates to ease up on each other. “I think they should be more respectful,” McCain said on CBS’ Early Show. “I am a bit concerned because, obviously, the people who are making this judgment [GOP primary voters] aren’t as much interested in seeing fighting as they are in judging the candidate’s knowledge, expertise and talent.”