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  • McCain arrives in Libya

    04/22/2011 6:30:23 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 29 replies
    UPI ^ | 2011-04-22
    BENGHAZI, Libya, April 22 (UPI) -- Demonstrators waving American flags were on hand Friday morning when U.S. Sen. John McCain arrived in the Libyan rebel stronghold of Benghazi. McCain's visit came one day after the Pentagon announced that Barack President Obama had authorized the use of armed U.S. Predator drones in Libya, CNN reported. "The American people support you very strongly and we know it's necessary to help as much as we can," McCain told a crowd of about 100 Libyans.
  • McCain travels to Libya to meet with rebel forces

    04/21/2011 11:16:18 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 121 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 22, 2011 | DONNA CASSATA
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen. John McCain, one of the strongest proponents in Congress of the U.S. military intervention in Libya, is heading to the rebel stronghold of Benghazi for a meeting with forces fighting to overthrow Moammar Gadhafi, an aide told The Associated Press. McCain was scheduled to arrive in Benghazi on Friday, said Brooke Buchanan, a spokeswoman for the senator.
  • John McCain ditches his liberal past and turns hard right

    07/10/2010 4:37:26 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 143 replies · 4+ views
    The Observer ^ | Sunday 11 July 2010 | Paul Harris
    The Republican 'maverick' bends in the wind of Tea Party-style politicsWhen does being a maverick turn into a shameless flip-flopper? Pretty much about now, according to many observers of the long and storied political career of former Republican presidential candidate John McCain.Senator McCain, pictured, is now caught in one of the toughest political fights of his life, facing off in a primary fight against the Tea Party-style challenger JD Hayworth. And he is doing it in Arizona, which has just passed a strict anti-illegal immigrant law so controversial the White House is taking it to court.All this means that McCain's...
  • Interview with Senator John McCain

    06/27/2010 6:50:13 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 24 replies · 3+ views
    (snip) MR. GREGORY: Is immigration reform in a comprehensive way possible this year or in this term?SEN. McCAIN: Not until we get the borders secure. By the way, on that issue, why is it that Phoenix, Arizona, is the number two kidnapping capital of the world? Does that mean our border's safe? Of course not. Why is it that the police chief in Nogales reported that his police officers are being told they're going to be murdered by the drug cartels on the other side of the border? The, the rise of violence and the influence of the drug cartels...
  • McCain, Hayworth, Deakin to face off in July 16 debate (second debate on July 17)

    06/25/2010 3:23:50 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 55 replies
    azfamily.com ^ | 2010-06-25 | Jim Carr
    PHOENIX -- Senator John McCain, former U.S. Congressman J.D. Hayworth, and conservative hopeful Jim Deakin will face off in the first of two debates on July 16 in Phoenix. The three candidates are vying for the GOP nomination for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by McCain. The debate will take place at KTVK-3TV Studios in Phoenix on Friday, July 16 at 7:00 p.m and will be simulcast on KTTU in Tucson and azfamily.com. A second debate to be held in Tucson is planned for the following night at KUAT PBS-6.
  • McCain gives Obama credit on economy

    08/02/2009 1:07:01 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 127 replies · 6,762+ views
    (snip) "I think you could say that it is a short-term improvement in the economy. And I'll be glad to give him credit for that. But the question that I think we should be asking are the long term consequences of this unprecedented debts and deficits — are they beneficial to the country? And I think the answer is no." (snip)
  • McCain criticizes Dems on health care [but says that U.S. is just not "ready" for Obama Care]

    07/02/2009 11:15:03 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 16 replies · 773+ views
    PHOENIX - The debate over health care reform promises an interesting five weeks in Congress before the August recess, according to Sen. John McCain. The Arizona Republican spoke out against Democrats' plans for reform during a speech Wednesday at Phoenix Children's Hospital. "Look at other countries that have government-run health care systems and there is health rationing," McCain said. "That is just a fact. I don't think the United States of America is ready to go down that slippery slope that will end up in rationing of health care." McCain said the proposals would be too expensive and would give...
  • McCain joins Obama's call for 'nuclear-free world' ["that is my dream"] [McBama barf alert]

    06/03/2009 8:22:51 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 68 replies · 2,379+ views
    AFP ^ | 2009-06-03
    WASHINGTON (AFP) — Republican Senator John McCain on Wednesday joined his former rival President Barack Obama in calling for a nuclear-free world, a goal previously formulated by former president Ronald Reagan. During a lengthy speech on the Senate floor marking the unveiling of a statue of Reagan in the Capitol, the veteran Arizona lawmaker recalled how his "personal hero" had dreamed of a world free of nuclear weapons. "That is my dream too," McCain said. "This is a distant and difficult goal. And we must proceed toward it prudently and pragmatically, and with a focused concern for our security and...
  • McCain's Tough Talk Express [Angry Juan Returns, Mad at Hispanics for Not Supporting Him]

    04/03/2009 6:38:57 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 204 replies · 5,012+ views
    The Senator from Arizona Tells Hispanics to Look to President Obama for Leadership on Immigration. BY KIRK VICTOR John McCain sounds angry and frustrated that, despite the risks he took in pushing immigration reform, Hispanic voters flocked to Democrat Barack Obama in last year's presidential contest. McCain's raw emotions burst forth recently as he heatedly told Hispanic business leaders that they should now look to Obama, not him, to take the lead on immigration. The meeting in the Capitol's Strom Thurmond Room on March 11 was a Republican effort led by Sens. McCain of Arizona, John Thune of South Dakota,...
  • Ingraham to Meghan McCain: You’re a ‘useful idiot’ [popcorn alert]

    03/17/2009 7:23:37 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 53 replies · 3,849+ views
    (CNN) -- Laura Ingraham is calling Meghan McCain a "useful idiot" and a "flavor of the month" — the latest salvo in the war of words between the conservative radio host and the daughter of former Republican presidential candidate John McCain.
  • The Politics of Size [Meghan McCain] [barf] [attacks Ingraham] [liberals clapping, cheering]

    03/15/2009 9:46:50 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 71 replies · 2,714+ views
    The Daily Beast ^ | 2009-03-14 | Meghan McCain
    Meghan McCain responds to Laura Ingraham’s attack on her weight: Why is this topic still a socially accepted prejudice—and why in the world would a woman raise it? BY MEGHAN MCCAINRecently my not-size-0 body has come under fire again by the conservative pundit Laura Ingraham. On her radio show recently, she sarcastically commented that I was “too plus-sized to be a cast member on the television show The Real World” and needled me about my weight with a comment about Barbie's 50th anniversary. Instead of intellectually debating our ideological differences about the future of the Republican Party, Ingraham resorted to...
  • Priorities -- Not lining the pockets of contractors (with Pres__ential Memo about Reforms)

    03/04/2009 11:21:28 AM PST · by cc2k · 6 replies · 410+ views
    White House web site ^ | Wednesday, March 4th, 2009 at 11:32 am
    Wednesday, March 4th, 2009 at 11:32 am Priorities -- Not lining the pockets of contractors Last week the President laid out the foundation of a new vision for our budget and the way government does business. It is a vision based not on ideology, but on the idea that we can and must invest boldly in our future while also making the hard choices and being vigilant to bring in a new era of fiscal responsibility.Last week began with the fiscal responsibility summit, where the President and members of Congress came together to generate ideas to get the country on a sustainable long-term track. One of...
  • McCain Fires Back After Senate Rejects Proposal to Gut Earmarks [but "committed to working" w/Zero]

    03/04/2009 10:48:10 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 20 replies · 1,237+ views
    Fox News ^ | 2009-03-03
    CAVUTO: Let me ask you. This comes at a time when there are all sorts of rumors in Washington that you and the president, though you started hitting it off — he had this dinner for you, I think, the night before inauguration, and then he was talking about how crucial your support was on the troop drawdown in Iraq — and then it seemed like the wheels kind of came off the goodwill wagon. What has happened here? MCCAIN: Neil, I am the loyal opposition.I work with the president, as I did on the Iraq issue. I will work...
  • McCain: GOP lost 'big-time,' must rally

    03/03/2009 2:56:03 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 72 replies · 1,735+ views
    Sen. John McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee, says his party has lost two elections in a row - "big-time'' - and it's time to rally anew. On the spat that radio's Rush Limbaugh has stirred with President Barack Obama, prompting the White House and Democratic Party alike to assert that radio's "Rush'' is the new voice of the GOP, McCain had this to say on the FOX News Channel today: "I think there's a lot of voices in our party. Rush Limbaugh is one of them,'' McCain told Neil Cavuto on FOX's Your World with Cavuto. "(RNC Chairman) Michael...
  • Feingold and Ryan to join McCain in push to give Obama line-item veto power [McCain-Feingold-Ryan]

    03/03/2009 10:06:05 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 53 replies · 1,369+ views
    Two Wisconsin lawmakers from opposing parties are joining former GOP presidential nominee John McCain in pushing to give President Barack Obama line-item veto power. Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Middleton, and Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Janesville, are teaming up with the Arizona senator for what they say is a strategy to hold the line on federal spending and prevent wasteful earmarks. They plan to introduce the bill tomorrow.
  • MAC THE MAV AND TINO, TOO

    11/25/2008 7:24:57 PM PST · by andrew roman · 21 replies · 1,004+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 25 Novemner 2008 | Andrew Roman
    At least John McCain is back to his old self. This assumes, of course, at some point he wasn't.Believe me, he was. (See the entire 2008 campaign).He's back to being the crotchety old Republicrat spitfire, Mac the Mav.That reach-across-the-aisle, strolling-down-the-median joie de vivre he possesses (and can beckon at will) is throttling up for the new administration.Goodie gumdrops.Since the time is just about right for McCain to ride the wave of ascendancy back into the good graces of the media (who, you'll recall, once upon a time, had rockets in their pockets for him when he was still their beloved...
  • Call Senator McCain and demand that he defend Sarah Palin!!!

    11/07/2008 1:46:36 PM PST · by KayEyeDoubleDee · 188 replies · 4,335+ views
    luoamerican.com ^ | November 07, 2008 | Baldilocks, AKA Juliette Akinyi Ochieng, SSgt, USAFR (ret.)
    Phoenix Office: 5353 North 16th Street Suite 105 Phoenix, AZ 85016 Main: 602-952-2410 Fax: 602-952-8702 Tempe Office: 4703 South Lakeshore Drive Suite 1 Tempe, AZ 85282 Main: 480-897-6289 Fax: 480-897-8389 Tucson Office: 407 West Congress Street Suite 103 Tucson, AZ 85701 Main: 520-670-6334 Fax: 520-670-6637 Washington Office: 241 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 Main: 202-224-2235 Fax: 202-228-2862 I call on Captain John S. McCain, USN (ret.), Republican, Senior Senator from Arizona, to put a stop to the public smearing of your erstwhile running mate, Governor Sarah L. Palin, Republican from Alaska. Governor Palin committed herself and her...
  • Some Questions On McCain's HomeResurgenance Plan (Amanda Carpenter Hits Crap Sandwich 3.0 Alert)

    10/08/2008 2:16:46 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 17 replies · 615+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 10/08/2008 | Amanda Carpenter
    If you couldn't tell from my post below, I think the McCain housing plan is a disaster. It's Dodd-Frank on steroids. I didn't get the chance to ask any questions in the conference call earlier, but here is what was one my mind: 1. Why are you replicating the Dodd-Frank legislation bailout in your plan? Their plan gave $300 billion to FHA to guarantee failed mortgages. It passed in July. Shouldn't we give that some time to work? 2. Why does your plan empower the Treasury Secretary to buy up these failed mortgages and renegotiate them? Shouldn't that power be...
  • Statement by McCain-Palin on mark-to-market accounting requirements

    09/30/2008 3:55:05 PM PDT · by flyfree · 38 replies · 1,350+ views
    "John McCain is pleased to see that the SEC has finally decided to permit alternative accounting methods to mark-to-market accounting for securities where no active market exists. There is serious concern that these accounting rules are worsening the credit crunch, making it difficult for small businesses to stay afloat and squeezing family budgets. In March, John McCain called for a meeting of accounting professionals to discuss whether mark-to-market accounting was magnifying problems in the financial markets."
  • Amid Question of Flip-flopping, McCain to Back Reform Bill

    01/27/2007 4:01:37 PM PST · by neverdem · 14 replies · 646+ views
    Politico.com ^ | January 27, 2007 | Kenneth P. Vogel
    Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., will sponsor a bill to strengthen campaign finance laws in this session of Congress despite vehement opposition to campaign finance reform from conservative Republican activists whose support he needs to win the party's nomination for president in 2008. McCain recently had appeared to be backing away from his support of campaign finance reform, which has been a signature issue for him. But Friday, a top aide in his Senate office said that McCain will reintroduce a bill to further clamp down on independent "527" groups. "Yes, it is McCain's bill and McCain will introduce it this...
  • Vote McClintock; Arnold F. Kennedy is no better than "half-wit" Whitman

    08/10/2003 12:18:33 PM PDT · by nwrep · 56 replies · 622+ views
    August 10, 2003 | nwrep
    In a typically caustic and brilliant column 3 years ago, Ann Coulter accurately described New Jersey RINO Governor Christine Todd Whitman as a "half wit". This characterization was vindicated last year when the New Jersey Supreme Court, which included 5 LIBERAL judges appointed by Gov. Half-Witman set aside the election law and allowed Robert Torricelli to be substituted by Frank Lautenberg, thus handing the Senate seat to the Democrats. For those who are considering supporting Arnold for Governor of California, the lessons learned from the above episode should not be forgotten. A liberal Democrat running as with an R...
  • McSting Lacked Franchise Approval

    05/26/2003 11:26:17 AM PDT · by I_saw_the_light · 55 replies · 250+ views
    The News-Press ^ | 5/26/03 | Mike Hoyem
    <p>Fort Myers police recently manned a new battle station in their fight against crime: the drive-through window at McDonald’s.</p> <p>Dressed as a McDonald’s employee, an undercover officer worked the drive-through window March 21 and April 25 and spotted enough wrongdoing inside customers’ cars to warrant six arrests and 29 citations.</p>