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  • We need an Ebola czar: McCain

    10/13/2014 11:14:39 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 70 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 12, 2014 | Jessica Chasmar
    Sen. John McCain suggested Sunday that President Obama should nominate an Ebola czar to lead the nation’s response to the deadly virus. “From spending time here in Arizona, my constituents are not comforted. There has to be more reassurance given to them,” the Arizona Republican said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
  • John McCain wants Lindsey Graham to run for president

    10/05/2014 6:24:41 AM PDT · by Bettyprob · 38 replies
    Personal Liberty Digest Blog ^ | October 3, 2014 | Ben Bullard
    South Carolina GOP Senator Lindsey Graham is thinking about running for president. Graham told The Weekly Standard in a lengthy interview that he isn’t crazy about other potential Republican candidates’ positions, and that he’s been encouraged by Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) to consider entering the race for the GOP presidential nomination. “I’ve strongly encouraged him to give it a look,” McCain told the Standard. “I think Lindsey has vast and deep experience on these issues that very few others have. I happen to like a lot of these guys—I like Jeb Bush, Chris Christie. Ted Cruz has gone out of...
  • Fidel Castro Claims Mossad is Behind the Islamic State

    09/02/2014 5:15:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    INN ^ | 9/2/2014, 5:42 AM | Elad Benari
    Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro claimed on Monday that the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad was behind the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group, AFP reports. Castro’s claims were made in a column published in Cuban media in which he lashed out at the United States and Europe and accused them of war-mongering. He also compared the NATO military alliance’s representatives to the Nazi SS. Castro also attacked U.S. Senator John McCain over United States policy in the Middle East, calling him “Israel’s most unconditional ally.” He singled out McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential candidate, saying he had supported Israel’s Mossad intelligence...
  • US criticizes Vietnam convictions of dissidents

    08/26/2014 9:07:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 26, 2014 11:32 PM EDT
    The United States has expressed alarm over prison terms handed down against three Vietnamese democracy activists for obstructing traffic. Human rights groups have described the charges used to convict Bui Thi Minh Hang, Nguyen Thi Thuy Quynh and Nguyen Van Minh to 3 years, 2 years and 2½ years respectively on Tuesday as “bogus.” …
  • McCain: Time to ease arms sales ban on Vietnam

    08/08/2014 8:15:54 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 50 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 8, 2014 10:10 AM EDT
    U.S. Sen. John McCain said Friday in Vietnam that it’s time for the United States to ease the ban on selling lethal arms to the communist country, saying it has progressed on human rights. McCain told reporters in Hanoi that the easing should happen gradually, but he hoped it could begin as early as next month. “It should be limited at first to those defensive capabilities such as coast guard and maritime systems that are purely for external security,” he said.
  • McCain: ‘They Call Me Amnesty John’

    07/09/2014 3:10:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 9, 2014 - 4:03 PM | Penny Starr
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Wednesday that while the majority of people in his state approve of his support for comprehensive immigration reform which includes a pathway to citizenship, those who oppose it have dubbed him “Amnesty John.” “The 30 percent view [illegal immigration] as the compelling and only and most emotional issue to them,” McCain said. “They’re the ones who come to my town hall meetings and call me Amnesty John.” McCain was one of the “Gang of Eight” in the Senate to sponsor the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Bill, or S.744. The Senate passed the...
  • John McCain on Bowe Bergdahl: ‘It’s done’

    06/02/2014 1:52:39 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 28 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/2/14 | BURGESS EVERETT
    John McCain isn’t concerned with the legality of the prisoner swap designed to release Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl from Afghanistan — but he opposes the deal all the same. McCain also said he supports the drive from Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) to hold a hearing on Bergdahl — but lamented that it might not accomplish much. “It’s worthy of a hearing,” McCain said. “But, it’s done.”
  • Help For Ukraine Would Be Equal To Helping Syrian "Rebels" When Obama Waited Too Long

    04/11/2014 7:30:32 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 18 replies
    4/11/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Obama waited too long to help the Syrian FSA against the monstrous Assad regime. When some sort of intervention was talked about: (bombing, indirect support, arms, etc) it was TOO late to help, and it would most likely have helped (either directly or indirectly) terroristic elements and possibly Al Qaeda elements which had taken the lead in Syria against Assad. NO WAY ON DOING THAT. PERIOD. And, once again, it is too late to help the Ukrainians against the thug Putin. (strike one against helping them). And as long as the Ukrainian gov't hasn't ran Svoboda and Right Sector and...
  • John McCain among Americans banned from Russia (Russian Sanctions List Released)

    03/20/2014 9:17:13 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 72 replies
    ITV ^ | 3-20-2014 | ITV News
    Former US presidential candidate Senator John McCain and Speaker of the House of Representatives John Boehner are among the nine Americans banned from Russia under sanctions imposed by Moscow. Russia announced sanctions against US officials in retaliation against US visa bans and asset freezes. White House Correspondent for CQ Roll Call Steven Dennis tweeted the full list of Americans who have been banned by Russia:
  • McCain Blasts Obama For 'Timid' Response to Russia

    03/17/2014 10:36:45 AM PDT · by McGruff · 76 replies
    NBC News ^ | March 17th 2014 | Carrie Dann
    Sen. John McCain blasted the "timidity" of the Obama administration’s sanctions on Russian officials Monday, saying that the White House needs a "fundamental reassessment" of the relationship between the United States and Russian President Vladimir Putin. "This president’s response – I don’t know how it could have been weaker, besides doing nothing," McCain said during an appearance on MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports. The Arizona Republican said that Putin is likely "encouraged by the absolute timidity" of the U.S. reaction to Russia's incursion into Crimea. "I don’t know when the president and his advisers are going to wake up to what...
  • McCain: Here’s How to Punish Putin

    03/01/2014 10:03:52 PM PST · by kingattax · 55 replies
    Yahoo/Daily Beast ^ | 3-1-14 | Josh Rogin
    President Obama promised Friday there would be “costs” if Russia moved troops into Ukraine, but he didn’t specify what those costs might be. Sen. John McCain has several suggestions for Obama, including the sanctioning of high-level Russian officials; restarting missile defense plans in Eastern Europe; and bringing Georgia, a former Soviet republic, into NATO. McCain said he plans to push from the Congressional side, he told The Daily Beast in an exclusive interview Saturday evening. McCain wants the administration to expand its threat to pull out of the G8 Summit in Sochi scheduled for June. That limited move is unlikely...
  • John McCain: I Hope Jan Brewer Vetoes Gay Bill

    02/24/2014 10:54:06 PM PST · by Steelfish · 36 replies
    CBSNews ^ | February 24, 2014
    ByMARSHALL COHEN February 24, 2014 John McCain: I Hope Jan Brewer Vetoes Gay Bill Arizona's two Republican senators have urged their governor to veto a controversial measure that gives businesses in the state the right to refuse service to gays based on religious beliefs. Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake offered Gov. Jan Brewer, R-Ariz., some unsolicited advice on Twitter. McCain on Monday echoed a tweet posted Saturday by Flake that addressed the issue directly: "I hope Governor Brewer will veto #SB1062," the tweets read. Lawmakers in the GOP-controlled state House and Senate approved the legislation last week. Brewer, a...
  • Cruz Senate Provocation Goes Unpunished as Tools Ineffective

    02/15/2014 6:15:41 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 37 replies
    sfgate.com ^ | 2/14/14 | Kathleen Hunter
    A growing group of Ted Cruz’s Republican Senate colleagues are infuriated with his tactics. So frustrated was Arizona Senator John McCain with the latest, forcing fellow Republicans to take a politically risky vote on lifting the debt ceiling, that yesterday he tweeted a Wall Street Journal editorial accusing the Texas lawmaker of instigating “needless drama that helps to explain why Republicans remain a minority.” Yet there’s not much McCain, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell or other Republicans can do to change Cruz’s behavior. “In this day and age, there are no tools available to a leader to punish a member...
  • McCain: Arizona GOP censure may spur sixth run

    01/28/2014 11:40:18 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 89 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 28, 2014 1:49 PM EST | Brian Skoloff
    U.S. Sen. John McCain says the Arizona Republican Party’s censure of him over the weekend may just motivate him to run for a sixth term. […] … McCain tells The Associated Press he has a strong conservative voting record and led the fight in the Senate against Obama’s health care plan. He blames the censure on uninformed “extremist” party elements. …
  • Arizona GOP Censures McCain for 'Liberal' Record

    01/25/2014 2:54:31 PM PST · by Cyber Liberty · 39 replies
    AP via CBS news ^ | Jan 25, 2014 | Terry Tang
    The Arizona Republican Party formally censured Sen. John McCain on Saturday, citing a voting record they say is insufficiently conservative. The resolution to censure McCain was approved by a voice-vote during a meeting of state committee members in Tempe, state party spokesman Tim Sifert said. It needed signatures from at least 20 percent of state committee members to reach the floor for debate. Sifert said no further action was expected. McCain spokesman Brian Rogers declined to comment on the censure. [snip]
  • Sen. John McCain Faces Censure from Arizona Republicans for ‘Terrible Record’

    01/08/2014 6:37:58 PM PST · by BulletBobCo · 94 replies
    Top Right News ^ | January 8, 2014
    The Maricopa County GOP in Arizona have decided to censure Senator John McCain. The resolution accuses John McCain of abandoning the issues of the GOP and to siding with the liberals in the senate and Barack Obama in passing legislation, his constituents oppose, including amnesty for tens of millions of illegal aliens, and betraying his promises to secure the border (“Complete the dang fence“). John McCain Censured by Arizona’s Republican Leadership As leaders in the Republican Party, we are obligated to fully support our Party, platform, and its candidates. Only in times of great crisis or betrayal is it necessary...
  • McCain and Graham slam Obama for Iraq violence

    01/05/2014 9:09:58 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Cable News Network ^ | January 4th, 2014 06:13 PM ET | Conor Finnegan
    As the Iraqi army and al Qaeda-linked militants battle for control of the city of Falluja, Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham are slamming the Obama administration for its Iraq policy. More than two years after the administration failed to reach a status of forces agreement with Iraq and withdrew all American combat troops from the country, the two senior Republican senators are blaming President Barack Obama for the violence erupting there this week. “While many Iraqis are responsible for this strategic disaster, the administration cannot escape its share of the blame. When President Obama withdrew all U.S. forces from...
  • Beck Shreds McCain for Obamacare Repeal Flip-Flop: ‘Lousy,’ Opportunistic ‘Dirtbag Weasel’

    11/14/2013 1:08:11 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 34 replies
    Mediaite ^ | Josh Feldman
    Senator John McCain now favors complete repeal of Obamacare, after months of rejecting it as “not rational” and a “false premise” by Senate Republicans. This flip-flop really set off Glenn Beck, who went into a lengthy diatribe Thursday against “the lousy senator from Arizona,” who he called either a “dirtbag weasel” or a “weasel dirtbag.” Beck relentlessly mocked the “mavericky maverick” for trashing people like Ted Cruz when they wanted complete repeal, only to turn around and embrace it when the political winds shifted. Beck asked, “He’s not a wacko bird saying we should repeal this thing, is he?” He...
  • Daughter: McCain 'Depressed, Down-Trodden' by State of GOP (Like father, like Daughter)

    10/27/2013 6:19:43 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 117 replies
    newsmax ^ | 10/27/13 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Sen. John McCain's daughter says the tea party revolution within the Republican Party has left him in a state of emotional distress. "I’ve never heard him this depressed other than maybe after the ‘08 election," Meghan McCain said. "He’s so depressed, so down-trodden. The way he’s talking about it, he's never seen it this bad in his 30-plus years in office." Meghan, who describes herself as a liberal Republican, said she shares his sense of despondency. "We’re both frustrated with the idea that only the hyper-conservative wing of the party is going to represent the masses,” said McCain, 29, who...
  • AZ Voters Taking Action: McCain-Flake Recall

    09/29/2013 3:52:23 PM PDT · by blueyon · 91 replies
    The Free Patriot ^ | 9/29/2012 | Arctic Conservative
    Arizona voters are angry. They are not alone in their anger, for it seems betrayal on the vote to defund ObamaCare is not isolated to Arizona. However, Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit and John Hawkins at Right Wing News are on board with the recall, and I certainly feel their pain! I live in Alaska, not Arizona, but I certainly know what it is like to feel betrayal from a Senator! The difference is that I know mine are not Republican; yet McCain and Flake seem to think they are!
  • McCain hires controversial Syria analyst who inflated credentials

    09/29/2013 5:40:14 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 68 replies
    Sen. John McCain has hired a controversial Syria analyst who recently was fired by one D.C. organization and resigned from another after it emerged that she inflated her academic credentials. The Republican senator's office confirmed to Fox News that Elizabeth O'Bagy was hired as a legislative assistant, and will start work next week. "Elizabeth is a talented researcher, and I have been very impressed by her knowledge and analysis in multiple briefings over the last year. I look forward to her joining my office," McCain said in a statement.
  • Aide Says McCain '[edited] Hates Cruz'

    09/23/2013 10:29:06 AM PDT · by Nachum · 98 replies
    TPM ^ | 9/23/13
    <p>A lengthy profile on Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) in the October issue of GQ may compound his already-contentious relationship with Sen. John McCain (R-AZ).</p> <p>In the piece by Jason Zengerle, an unnamed adviser to McCain explained the Arizona senator's aversion to Cruz.</p>
  • McCain Tells Russians that “Putin Has Betrayed the Revolution”

    09/21/2013 9:09:10 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 15 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 20 Sep 2013 | John Semmens
    In an op ed aimed over the head of Russian President Vladimir Putin and directly to the Russian people, US Senator John McCain tells them “you deserve better.” “If you look at the pattern of Mr. Putin’s behavior it seems clear that he has deviated from the path set down by Lenin back in 1917,” McCain wrote. “If you look at the Heritage Foundation’s Index of Economic Freedom, Russia is rising in the rankings. That means your country is becoming more capitalistic. Is this really the direction you want to go?” “Mr. Putin has also taken a stance in defense...
  • McCain: Republicans thinking they can repeal Obamacare is 'not rational'

    09/20/2013 1:56:23 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 62 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/19/13 | Jake Tapper
    Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, said conservative Republican attempts to defund Obamacare will prove fruitless. "In the United States Senate, we will not repeal or defund Obamacare. We will not. And to think we can is not rational," McCain said Thursday on “The Lead with Jake Tapper.”
  • Syrian Rebels Execute Sierra Leonean Immigrant ("tortured to death by the Free Syrian Army"

    09/19/2013 6:55:11 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 12 replies
    The Patriotic Vanguard (Sierra Leone News Portal) ^ | 9/19/2013 | Alpha Rashid Jalloh
    Amidst reports of chemical weapons and atrocities committed by the warring factions, one Sierra Leonean, Sheikh Mohammed Canah Bah (photo) [at URL] has been captured and tortured to death by the Free Syrian Army... Even though no reason has been proffered by the rebel faction for the capture and execution of the Sierra Leonean, reports generally indicate that such dispositions have been usually manifested against foreigners in the country, a situation akin to what happened to blacks in Libya during the rebellion against Muhamar Al Gaddafi. A representative of the Sierra Leone Students Union in Syria, now residing in the...
  • Half of Syrian rebels are hardline Islamists: British study

    09/15/2013 9:58:45 PM PDT · by DTA · 10 replies
    France24 ^ | 2013-09-16 | AFP
    Half of Syrian rebels are hardline Islamists: British study AFP - Jihadists and members of hardline Islamist groups make up almost half of forces fighting against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, according to extracts from a British defence study published in Monday's Daily Telegraph. The analysis by defence consultancy IHS Jane's, due to be published in full later this week, puts the number of rebel forces at around 100,000, the Telegraph reported. But these fighters have split into as many as 1,000 bands since violence flared two years ago, the study concluded. Of the rebel forces, IHS Jane's estimates that around...
  • McCain opposes Syria strike resolution

    09/04/2013 8:04:01 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 30 replies
    foxnews ^ | 9/4/12 | ap/foxnews
    McCain, who has long favored stepped-up U.S. involvement in the Syrian civil war, said he opposes the resolution crafted by fellow Sens. Bob Menendez of New Jersey and Bob Corker of Tennessee. The resolution puts a 90-day limit on action and says no American troops can be sent to Syria. McCain reportedly wants more than cruise missile strikes and "limited" action; he wants to tilt the direction of the civil war. He has, though, said he doesn't want combat troops on the ground in Syria.
  • Obama seeks Syria support from former foe McCain

    09/02/2013 6:54:50 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 54 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 2, 2013 4:38 AM EDT | Bradley Klapper
    President Barack Obama is inviting former foe Sen. John McCain to the White House, hoping one of Congress’ most intractable foreign policy hawks will help sell the idea of a U.S. military intervention in Syria to a nation deeply scarred by more than a decade of war. … In an interview with an Israeli television network, (McCain) said Obama has “encouraged our enemies” by effectively punting his decision to Congress. He and fellow Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina have threatened to vote against Obama’s authorization if the military plan doesn’t seek to shift the momentum of the 2½...
  • John McCain: Great Britain ‘No Longer a World Power’

    08/31/2013 5:21:06 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 162 replies
    Senator John McCain had harsh words for Great Britain Friday following that country’s decision to not participate in a coordinated attack on Syria. Appearing on NBC’s Tonight Show, McCain said, “I feel badly about the British. They're our dear friends, but they're no longer a world power. It's just a fact of life.”
  • McCain: U.S./Russia Relations Back on Cold War Footing

    08/11/2013 4:45:19 PM PDT · by RC one · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 Aug 2013, 8:31 AM PDT | AWR Hawkins
    During an August 8 appearance on CNN's The Lead, Senator John McCain (R-AZ) said Russia's recent actions toward the U.S. have "reset" relations and put the two countries back on Cold War footing. According to McCain, "The Russians have reset, they've reset alright--back to about 1955."
  • Why Does John McCain Keep Running As A Republican?

    08/01/2013 5:29:25 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 102 replies
    Investors.com ^ | August 1, 2013 | Editorial
    Principles: John McCain says he'd have a hard time deciding between Hillary Clinton and Rand Paul in 2016. Which begs the question: Is the GOP's one-time presidential nominee and titular head truly a Republican? On occasion, and those occasions seem to be more frequent these days, we're grateful McCain didn't win the White House in 2008. That is until we remember who his opponent was. But McCain, greeted with applause from Democrats Wednesday when, according to TheHill.com, he "mistakenly strolled into President Obama's meeting with Senate Democrats at the Capitol," was a poor choice to represent the party of less...
  • McCain: Voting for Hillary a “Tough Choice”, She’s a “Rock Star”

    07/31/2013 3:20:09 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 100 replies
    This man isn’t conservative, libertarian, or anything in between. He doesn’t believe in the basic idea of liberty, small government, or a defense-oriented foreign policy. He’s in the wrong party. It’s time to just flat-out say it. In a lengthy and comprehensive interview with the far-left publication, John McCain says that Hillary is a “rock star”, that she did a great job during Benghazi and the other conflicts, that Obama has “grown in office”, and that if Rand Paul runs against Hillary Clinton, it’ll be a “tough choice” who to vote for. That some continue to defend John McCain no...
  • McCain Concedes Immigration Reform Bill Won't Gain GOP 'A Single Hispanic Voter'

    08/01/2013 5:14:48 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 41 replies
    breitbart ^ | 7/31/13 | tony lee
    Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) conceded on Monday that Republicans will not win one new Hispanic voter over by passing a comprehensive immigration reform bill. "Let's say we enact it, comprehensive immigration reform, I don't think it gains a single Hispanic voter," McCain said in an interview with PBS's Gwen Ifill. "But what it does, it puts us on a playing field where we can compete for the Hispanic voter." McCain has made comments indicating comprehensive immigration reform will not win over Hispanics, but he has also suggested that comprehensive immigration reform is a type of "gateway issue" that Republicans need...
  • From American Hero to American Zero

    07/13/2013 3:03:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 13, 2013 | Steve Deace
    John McCain was once a symbol of what’s right with America, persevering through years of torture and torment while imprisoned in the notorious Hanoi Hilton. But decades later within the far cozier confines of the U.S Senate, he has become a symbol of why many Americans in public opinion polls believe our best days are behind us.McCain was imprisoned in the Hanoi Hilton because he wore a uniform that stood for truth, justice, and the American way. Values that represent what we often refer to as “American Exceptionalism.” Each of those values is anathema to every strain of statism, including...
  • MCCAIN ORCHESTRATES ANOTHER GOP SURRENDER; REID, OBAMA WIN BIG

    07/17/2013 10:36:50 AM PDT · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 11 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | July 17, 2013 | Mike Flynn
    Sen. John McCain spent the weekend negotiating with Majority Leader Harry Reid on a deal to avert Reid's threatened use of the "nuclear option" to change Senate rules to eliminate filibusters on Presidential nominations...
  • McCain: I Don't Know How Many Passports We Let You Forge

    07/18/2013 9:12:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    CNS News ^ | 7/18/13 | Alissa Tabirian
    (CNSNews.com) – Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.), a member of the “Gang of Eight” that helped write and pass the immigration reform bill in that chamber, said he did not know how many passports a person could forge under the proposed law before being charged with a crime. On Capitol Hill on Wednesday, CNSNews.com asked McCain, “Senator McCain, can I ask you a question about the Senate immigration bill? Under the bill, how many passports can someone forge before it becomes a crime?” McCain said, “You’re going to have to ask our folks that, I don't think that we stand for...
  • Sens. Warren, McCain push to break up big banks

    07/17/2013 5:31:05 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 55 replies
    CBS News ^ | 7/17/13 | CBS
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren is trying to make good on a key campaign pledge to protect consumers from Wall Street gambles.
  • McCain: Suspend aid to Egyptian military

    07/06/2013 8:44:33 AM PDT · by maggief · 82 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 6, 2013 | Daniel Strauss
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) called on the United States to suspend aid to the Egyptian military as the country grapples with clashes between supporters and opponents of ousted President Mohammed Morsi. "We have to suspend aid to Egyptian military because the military has overturned the vote of the people," McCain said Friday according to Al Jazeera. "We cannot repeat the same mistakes that we made in other times of our history by supporting removal of freely elected governments." McCain said that Washington should demand the Egyptian arm set a timetable for elections and for making a new constitution, the network...
  • McCain in Afghanistan for 4th of July, urges Egypt military ..

    07/04/2013 6:37:15 AM PDT · by don-o · 39 replies
    CBS ^ | July 4, 2013
    KABUL, Afghanistan Senior Republican Sen. John McCain arrived in Kabul Thursday for a surprise visit to American troops in Afghanistan to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday. McCain presided over a reenlistment ceremony for about a half dozen U.S. soldiers in Kabul. A member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and unsuccessful presidential candidate, McCain was accompanied on the visit by Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham. Both of the senior U.S. lawmakers commented upon their arrival on the military-led political transition which was playing out in Egypt, urging the nation's new interim leadership to quickly hold new elections and hand power...
  • RINO McCain was the last person that needed to appear on Fox News today to pitch "immigration" bill

    06/30/2013 1:06:27 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 25 replies
    6/30/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    It was he and progressive Democrat Sen. Schumer that appeared today on "Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace" and seemed to tag-team on why the "immigration" (cough) bill should be supported. I wonder who ran faster to get in front of the lens/microphone? A vote for S. 744 or a vote to send this to conference will end any chance of Republicans winning the presidency in 2016, given that it does not have wide-spread Tea-Party, Conservative & Libertarian support, and does not have the support of Conservative/Libertarian-leaning Independents. 2012 all over again... And thus: They WILL be energized to primary...
  • Sen. McCain: US will have ‘most militarized’ border since Berlin Wall

    06/25/2013 10:18:54 AM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 104 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/25/13 | Daniel Strauss
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Tuesday said that an amendment advanced by the Senate would leave the U.S. with the “most militarized border” since the fall of the Berlin Wall and pave the way for the passage of comprehensive immigration reform.
  • McCain Didn’t Realize He Was Posing With Rebel Kidnapper, Spokesman Says

    05/29/2013 9:21:53 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 231 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 5/29
    WASHINGTON — Senator John McCain’s office is pushing back against reports that while visiting Syria this week he posed in a photo with rebels who kidnapped 11 Lebanese Shi’ite pilgrims. The photo, released by McCain’s office, shows McCain with a group of rebels. Among them are two men identified in the Lebanese press as Mohamed Nour and Abu Ibrahim, two of the kidnappers of the group from Lebanon.
  • Exclusive: John McCain Slips Across Border Into Syria, Meets With Rebels

    05/27/2013 11:00:06 AM PDT · by don-o · 141 replies
    Sen. John McCain Monday became the highest-ranking U.S. official to enter Syria since the bloody civil war there began over two years ago, The Daily Beast has learned. McCain, one of the fiercest critics of the Obama administration’s Syria policy, made the unannounced visit across the Turkey-Syria border with Gen. Salem Idris, the leader of the Supreme Military Council of the Free Syrian Army. He stayed in the country for several hours before returning to Turkey. Both in Syria and Turkey, McCain and Idris met with assembled leaders of Free Syrian Army units that traveled from around the country to...
  • McCain warns Obama-Nixon comparisons are ‘overreaching’

    05/20/2013 12:17:29 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 105 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | 5/20/13 | Hillary Chabot
    McCain warns Obama-Nixon comparisons are ‘overreaching’ Monday, May 20, 2013 PrintEmail Comments (37) By: Hillary Chabot U.S. Sen. John McCain bucked the party line coming from many of his fellow conservatives this morning, saying suggestions that compare the trio of scandals gripping the White House to Watergate are “overreaching.” “I think it’s overreaching. We need a full and complete investigation and then we will decide the dimensions of it,” said McCain while campaigning for Republican Senate candidate Gabriel Gomez in Dorchester. “It is terrible but we have to have a full investigation before we leap to conclusions.”
  • Immigration Bill Doesn’t Secure the Border

    04/29/2013 5:33:06 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 40 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | 4/29/2013 | James Carafano
    Must Washington fix our broken southern border? You bet. Will the comprehensive immigration reform bill help? You bet it won’t. The number one flaw of the bill is it starts by giving amnesty to the unlawfully present population in the United States. As soon as the bill passes, those in the country contrary to U.S. immigration law are granted status to stay. Amnesty immediately creates an incentive for illegal border crossings and overstays. Thus, the bill’s strategy would drive up the cost of securing the border. To make matters worse, the draft law states that anyone who was present in...
  • McCain pleads with business leaders for help on immigration

    04/27/2013 8:08:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 26, 2013 | Kevin Bogardus
    Sen. John McCain on Friday pleaded with business leaders to rally behind the immigration reform bill that he negotiated as part of the Senate’s Gang of Eight. Speaking at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's immigration reform summit, McCain (R-Ariz.) said the bill needs the full-throated support of industry to make it to President Obama’s desk. “We need your help. We need you to inform the people you represent. We need their active support, not just passive,” McCain said. “We need all of you, we need all of the people you represent to be actively engaged in the community.” Business groups...
  • The Chuck Schumer, Marco Rubio Split on Immigration Reform

    04/25/2013 5:04:46 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 13 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | April 25, 2013 | Lauren Fox
    Schumer wants one big bill, Rubio could support a step-by-step approach. The landmark Affordable Care Act at 974 pages is still a powerful reminder of how sweeping legislation coming out of Washington can get messy fast. The analogy is so compelling that Minority Leader Mitch McConnell still wheels all the regulations the bill has created on stage for speeches. Stacked page by page, the display towers above McConnell at 7-feet-3-inches. It's the continuous reminder, aides say, that sometimes Washington passes well-intentioned legislation that snowballs into an implementation nightmare. So as Congress debates the many facets of immigration reform from administering...
  • Lindsey Graham: ‘Enemy combatant’ (In Spades!!!)

    04/20/2013 12:55:08 PM PDT · by yoe · 361 replies
    Politico ^ | April 20, 2013 | KATIE GLUECK
    Several Republican lawmakers are calling for the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings to be tried as an enemy combatant, rather than as an ordinary criminal. “It is clear the events we have seen over the past few days in Boston were an attempt to kill American citizens and terrorize a major American city,” read a Saturday statement from Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), John McCain (R-Ariz.), Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) and Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.). “The accused perpetrators of these acts were not common criminals attempting to profit from a criminal enterprise, but terrorists trying to injure, maim, and kill...
  • McCain Defends Obama’s Anger Over Gun Measure (Yes, the idiot actually said this)

    04/19/2013 7:15:40 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 56 replies
    newsmax ^ | 4/19/13 | c coren
    Sen. John McCain came to the defense of President Barack Obama Thursday, saying he understands the anger and emotion the president displayed when he denounced those who voted against a universal background check amendment as part of a larger Senate gun-control measure. McCain told CNN he sympathized with Obama's description of the vote on Wednesday as a “shameful” day in Washington because lawmakers failed to pass the legislation that grew out of the tragic December massacre of 20 schoolchildren and six educators in Newtown, Conn. “I understand how the president felt very strongly,” McCain said. “He was in Newtown. He...
  • Do you agree with Rubio that the "immigration" plan isn't amnesty?

    04/15/2013 7:04:37 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 41 replies
    4/15/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    This "immigration bill" (why not call it what it is a so-called attempt to deal with ILLEGAL immigration) not just an immigration plan - why do they leave the WORD illegal out - supposedly has some key components: 1.) Penalties. 2.) Back to the end of the line. 3.) Illegals cannot get gov't handouts (food stamps, etc). I thought that for all these years they weren't eligible, weren't receiving them an/or they never did in the first place... 4.) An E-Verify system. Big Problem though...where is the simultaneously offered strong border control component(s), with many more border control agents, strong...