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  • Stunning Confirmation: Judicial Watch Obtains IRS Documents Showing McCain Staff Urging IRS...

    06/21/2018 6:42:29 PM PDT · by BulletBobCo · 169 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | June 21, 2018
    It has long been suspected; the footprints and fingerprints were always present; McCain repeatedly denied it…. now the evidence surfaces. For those who remember the issues when the IRS, White House and DOJ organized the post 2010 election “shellacking” targeting of Tea Party groups, the latest discovery from Judicial watch is confirmation of a long-held opinion. John McCain was instrumental in supporting the weaponization of the IRS to target tea party groups.
  • 'There's no replacing him': Arizona Republicans say it's 'inappropriate' to talk about the future

    06/17/2018 10:45:58 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 91 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 6/17/18 | AP
    Full title..............'There's no replacing him': Arizona Republicans say it's 'inappropriate' to talk about the future of John McCain's seat as he battles terminal brain cancer................Senator John McCain's legacy was thrust into focus nearly one year ago when he announced his brain cancer diagnosis. The six-term Senator and decorated Vietnam War veteran is now fighting the illness from his beloved Arizona, and filling the role of one of the few Congressional Republican voices to publicly rebuke Trump administration decisions. Yet the question of what happens if McCain steps down from office before 2022 is a lingering one, casting an uncomfortable haze...
  • AP sources: WH aide dismissed McCain view, says 'he's dying' (should shut his ailing pie hole)

    05/11/2018 2:34:35 AM PDT · by broken_arrow1 · 110 replies
    AP Yahoo ^ | May 11, 2018 | Zeke Miller and Jill Colvin
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- A White House official dismissed a view expressed by Sen. John McCain about President Donald Trump's CIA nominee, saying Thursday at a staff meeting that "it doesn't matter" because "he's dying anyway," two people in the room told The Associated Press. Kelly Sadler was discussing McCain's opposition to Trump's pick for CIA director, Gina Haspel, when she made the comment, according to the two people, who described feeling shocked and stunned by the remark. They spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity to discuss the closed-door communications staff meeting. The White House did not dispute the...
  • McCain says he regrets picking Palin as running mate

    05/05/2018 6:26:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 300 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 5, 2018 | Morgan Gstalter
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said he regrets choosing former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) to be his running mate during the 2008 presidential campaign. The New York Times reported on Saturday that McCain, while still defending Palin’s performance, said in his upcoming book “The Restless Wave” that he wishes he had instead selected former Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) His advisers reportedly had warned against choosing Lieberman, who was once a Democrat, stating that Lieberman’s support of abortion rights could divide Republicans. “It was sound advice that I could reason for myself,” he writes. “But my gut told me to ignore...
  • Two GOP senators come out against Trump trade nominee

    05/10/2017 5:05:23 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 61 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 10, 2017 | Sylvan Lane
    Two Republican senators announced Wednesday that they will oppose Robert Lighthizer, President Trump’s nominee for United States Trade Representative, ahead of his likely confirmation this week. Sens. John McCain (Ariz.) and Ben Sasse (Neb.) told Lighthizer in a letter released Wednesday that they’d vote against him because “your confirmation process has failed to reassure us that you understand the North American Free Trade Agreement’s (NAFTA) positive economic benefits to our respective States and the nation as a whole.” “We fear that you do not have an appreciation for the millions of jobs created by this free trade deal, and that...
  • McCain: Trump's withdrawal from TPP a 'serious mistake'

    01/23/2017 12:54:28 PM PST · by bkopto · 128 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/23/2016 | JORDAIN CARNEY
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) blasted President Trump on Monday, warning that his decision to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will spark a wave of negative consequences. “President Trump’s decision to formally withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a serious mistake that will have lasting consequences for America’s economy and our strategic position in the Asia-Pacific region," McCain said in a statement.
  • 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...
  • Germany fumes over McCain’s Merkel attack

    05/03/2014 11:08:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 02 May 2014 14:56 GMT+02:00 | (AFP)
    German lawmakers fumed on Friday over “vicious” criticism by senior US senators of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s stance on Ukraine ahead of talks she will hold with US President Barack Obama. John McCain, a former Republican candidate for the White House, on Thursday accused Merkel of standing in the way of firmer measures against Russia over its actions in Ukraine due to Berlin’s lucrative business ties with Moscow. “I would tell her that I am not surprised but embarrassed at their failure of leadership. They’re the leaders, they’re being governed by the industrial complex from Germany,” McCain said. Republican Senator Jeff...
  • Ayotte to back immigration overhaul

    06/09/2013 8:55:34 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 44 replies
    AP ^ | 6-9-13 | Adminstration Propaganda
    WASHINGTON—Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte says she will back the bipartisan overhaul of the nation's immigration system. The New Hampshire senator said Sunday the nation's immigration is broken and needs to be fixed. She says the Senate proposal secures the border and provides a "tough but fair" way for immigrants to earn citizenship. A bipartisan group of eight senators drafted the bill and then guided it through the Judiciary Committee to the full Senate. Despite widespread support, the bill's passage is by no means certain
  • Republican ‘Old Guard’ Rips Into Rand Paul

    03/11/2013 10:40:00 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 19 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-11-13 | Curt
    The old guard....that old guard that gave us McCain and Romney to sacrifice at the altar of Obama, knowing full well they would lose....is at it again pulling out the knives and placing them into the backs of the new guard. The guard that has actual idea's, that actually has courage, that is willing to take on the old crony's. Here's Bill Kristol, that champion of the old guard: Was it, as Seth Lipsky suggested in a column in the New York Post, “wonderful,” signifying both that “our country is in a constitutional moment” and “the rise of a new...
  • Sen. McCain huddles with Democrats on new campaign finance reform proposal

    05/16/2012 12:26:32 PM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 16, 2012 | Alexander Bolton
    Sen. John McCain is talking with Democrats about a joint effort to require outside groups that have spent millions of dollars on this year’s elections to disclose their donors. McCain (R-Ariz.), once Congress’s leading champion of campaign finance reform, has kept a low profile on the issue in recent years. He raised the ire of many Republicans a decade ago for pushing comprehensive reform, and many Republicans still held it against him during his 2008 presidential campaign.
  • McCain: I Haven't Endorsed Romney

    12/07/2011 6:39:26 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 28 replies
    Former presidential candidate and Arizona Sen. John McCain says he has made no decisions on endorsing Mitt Romney in the 2012 race for the White House, contrary to an earlier story by The Hill. McCain had previously said he would not endorse during the primary, and officially says he has not made up his mind. His staff denied The Hill story is true, and this afternoon tweeted the Senator's response: "To clear up any confusion, I haven't made a decision on whether to endorse in the primary."
  • John McCain rips GOP presidential candidates Herman Cain, Michele Bachmann on waterboarding

    11/15/2011 12:50:46 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 41 replies
    The Arizona lawmaker—who was tortured himself while a prisoner of war in Vietnam — said the controversial practice was both illegal and ineffective. BY ALIYAH SHAHID Republican Sen. John McCain is ripping presidential candidates in his party who insist waterboarding is an effective technique for interrogating suspected terrorists. The Arizona lawmaker—who was tortured himself while a prisoner of war in Vietnam — said the controversial practice was both illegal and ineffective on Monday evening. “Very disappointed by statements at SC GOP debate supporting waterboarding,” he tweeted. “Waterboarding is torture.” McCain, who ran for President in 2008, elaborated on CNN later,...
  • McCain jokes he's willing to take HGH test (earlier headline: McCain willing to 'step up and pee')

    11/05/2011 8:26:32 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 21 replies
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2011-11-04 | Alicia M. Cohn
    A former National Football League player suggested sports fan Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) get tested for human growth hormone (HGH) on Thursday — and McCain jokingly agreed.
  • McCain warns Syria, Iran in Scottsdale speech (more U.S. wars in Syria, Iran?)

    10/30/2011 9:24:12 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 10 replies
    SCOTTSDALE, AZ (KOLD) - Sen. John McCain, R-AZ, on Sunday night warned Syria and Iran not to underestimate forces of change in the Islamic world. McCain, speaking to the 2011 AIPAC Summit at the Scottsdale Princess Resort, said Syrian President Bashar Assad's crackdown on dissidents looks like ousted Libyan President Moammar Gadhafi's failed battle against rebels in the north African nation. "This is increasingly the question about Syria," McCain said. "The Assad regime has spilled too much blood to stay in power. Its days are numbered, but it will use those days to murder more of its own people. In...
  • McCain eyes barring retirees from Tricare Prime (McCain stabs America's veterans in their backs)

    10/28/2011 7:18:14 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 47 replies
    Navy Times | 2011-10-25 | Rick Maze
    Link only, per FR posting rules
  • 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.
  • McCain blasts Obama for troop withdrawal from Iraq (McCain worries about Iraqi "democracy")

    10/22/2011 5:54:40 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 30 replies
    KPHO-TV CBS 5 Phoenix, Ariz. ^ | 2011-10-22 | Steve Stout
    WASHINGTON (KPHO) - Arizona Sen. John McCain is critical of President Barack Obama's announcement that all U.S. troops will be pulled from Iraq by the end of 2011. "Today marks a harmful and sad setback for the United States in the world," McCain said in a statement Friday afternoon. "I respectfully disagree with the President: this decision will be viewed as a strategic victory for our enemies in the Middle East, especially the Iranian regime, which has worked relentlessly to ensure a full withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq." McCain said the decision is "a consequential failure of both the...
  • McCain to Obama: Get off the campaign trail (McCain wants to "negotiate" with Obama)

    10/16/2011 9:01:39 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 29 replies
    Politico ^ | 2011-10-16 | Seung Min Kim
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) thinks President Barack Obama is doing too much campaigning and not enough policymaking. McCain claimed that Obama, his 2008 opponent, was engaging in “demagoguery” on the issue of job creation as he’s traveled the country to pitch his jobs proposal. “It’s time the president came off the campaign trail, sat down and negotiated with us [on areas of] common ground,” McCain said Sunday on “State of the Union.”
  • McCain on sending troops to Africa: Be careful

    10/16/2011 8:59:58 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | 2011-10-16 | Ashley Killough
    Washington (CNN) – Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona on Sunday questioned the president’s recent order to send American troops to central Africa, saying the move could put the United States on a slippery slope. “I worry about, with the best of intentions, that we somehow get engaged in a commitment that we can't get out of,” McCain said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”