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  • McCain: Cruz 'Not Representing Us'

    10/12/2013 6:17:14 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 106 replies
    breitbart ^ | 10/11/13 | t lee
    On Friday, after blaming conservatives like Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) for the Obama administration's mishandling of military death benefits, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) said Cruz simply did not represent the GOP. Fox News host Martha MacCallum mentioned that Cruz would be visiting President Barack Obama along with other Republican senators like Rand Paul (R-KY), Mike Lee (R-UT), and Marco Rubio (R-FL) at the White House on Friday. She asked McCain, "How do you feel about him representing you there?" In response, McCain smirked before saying, "First of of all, Martha, please, he's not representing us there." Also in the interview,...
  • McCain crosses aisle to stand with Obama

    07/29/2013 4:19:36 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 116 replies
    GOP USA/AP ^ | 7/29/2013 | AP Staff
    WASHINGTON - There was no conciliatory phone call, no heart-to-heart talk to soothe the tensions. No one knows exactly when President Barack Obama and Republican Sen. John McCain went from bitter rivals in the 2008 presidential campaign and foes over health care and national security to bipartisan partners. Yet in recent months, an alignment on high-profile domestic issues - not to mention an eye on their respective legacies - has transformed Obama and McCain into Washington's most unexpected odd couple. The Arizona senator is a regular visitor to the West Wing and in near-daily contact with senior White House officials....
  • John McCain to guest star on 'Parks and Recreation'

    07/26/2012 1:06:00 PM PDT · by kevcol · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | July 23, 2012 | via USA TODAY
    ..Former presidential candidate and Arizona Sen. John McCain will join Sen. Barbara Boxer and Sen. Olympia Snowe as guest stars on the show when the regular crew heads to Washington, D.C., during season 5. ..According to the Hollywood Reporter, the bipartisan episode - titled "Ms. Knope Goes to Washington" - is expected to debut on September 27 ..McCain tweeted a photo of himself on set with Poehler on July 19 along with the caption, "Had a great time shooting @ParksandRecNBC today w/ Amy Poehler – I think it's an Emmy!"
  • Cheney Slams McCain

    08/28/2011 6:04:38 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 83 replies
    National Review ^ | 2011-08-28 | Robert Costa
    <p>Cheney writes that in 2008 he was puzzled about GOP presidential nominee John McCain’s decision to suspend his campaign and request a meeting with congressional leaders to discuss the financial crisis at the White House.</p> <p>“Senator McCain added nothing of substance,” Cheney writes about the now-famous meeting. “It was entirely unclear why he’d returned to Washington and why he’d wanted the congressional leadership called together. I left the Cabinet Room when the meeting was over thinking the Republican presidential ticket was in trouble.”</p>
  • McCain vs. the Tea Party

    07/27/2011 11:53:56 AM PDT · by Windy City Conservative · 209 replies
    Mr. McCain mocked Tea Party-allied Republicans in the House for believing — wrongly, he said — that President Obama and Democrats will get the blame for a default if Republicans refuse to increase the nation’s debt ceiling. By that flawed logic, “Democrats would have no choice but to pass a balanced budget amendment and reform entitlements and the Tea Party Hobbits could return to Middle Earth,” he said, quoting a Wall Street Journal editorial. “This is the kind of crack political thinking that turned Sharron Angle and Christine O’Donnell into G.O.P. nominees,” he jeered, referring to two losing Tea Party...
  • Senate Approves Former Planned Parenthood Director as Judge (McCain leads RINOs for infanticide)

    05/09/2011 2:23:49 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 55 replies · 1+ views
    Lifenews.com ^ | http://www.lifenews.com/2011/05/04/senate-approves-former-planned-parenthood-director-as-judge/
    The U.S. Senate today overcame a Republican filibuster and approved a former Planned Parenthood abortion business director, John McConnell, as a federal judge in Rhode Island. Senators voted 63-33 to surpass the 60-vote threshold necessary to stop the filibuster and approve the nomination of McConnell’s nomination to the District Court for the District of Rhode Island. his nomination previously cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee recently on a party-line 11-7 vote. Senate Republicans joining all Democrats to end debate included Scott Brown of Massachusetts, Susan Collins of Maine, Lyndsey Graham of South Carolina, Johnny Isakson of Georgia, Mark Kirk of Illinois,...
  • McCain's bold agenda may recast his legacy (McCain looking to work for Obama as Kyl defends McCain)

    02/19/2011 11:36:44 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 18 replies
    The Arizona Republic | 2010-02-18 | Dan Nowicki
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  • Prediction: No Inside The Beltway Advisor Will Support Palin As Ad Hominen Continue

    02/04/2011 11:04:17 AM PST · by USSR Didnt Fall · 49 replies
    Rant | Feb 4 2011 | RYT
    I am getting sick and tired of people making and posting all these shallow ad hominem attacks on Sarah Palin. She threatens business as usual in Washington, period. The next time some so called"expert" in the media, ex Bush, ex Mccain establishment types attack someone like Palin , ask the question what part of her policy stances are they criticizing? The answer will always be the same NONE. Reason being, they know she sides with the American people on the major issues and if they were to be honest about why they come on these shows and write what they...
  • After the shootings, Obama reminds the nation of the golden rule (McCain says Obama "a patriot")

    01/14/2011 2:00:15 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 57 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2011-01-14 | U.S. Sen. Juan McCain, RINO-Ariz.
    (snip) I disagree with many of the president's policies, but I believe he is a patriot sincerely intent on using his time in office to advance our country's cause. I reject accusations that his policies and beliefs make him unworthy to lead America or opposed to its founding ideals.(snip)
  • McCain favors comprehensive immigration reform after borders secured

    01/05/2011 7:26:33 AM PST · by WilliamHouston · 80 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/05/2011 | Michael O'Brien
    Congress should take up work on comprehensive immigration reform once the U.S. borders are secure, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Wednesday. McCain, a longtime proponent of comprehensive reform who had tacked right in his race for reelection last year, said that an immigration deal could be an area of compromise between Republicans and Democrats. "Once we get the border secured — and we can get the border secured — I would look forward to working on comprehensive immigration reform," the 2008 Republican presidential nominee said on NBC's "Today" show. The Arizona senator had in the past favored legislation that would...
  • Bush: McCain’s Mistake (McCain fumbled GOP handling of financial crisis)

    11/09/2010 4:02:09 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 42 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 2010-11-09 | Louise Radnofsky
    Republican presidential nominee John McCain cornered President George W. Bush into convening a White House summit on the financial crisis – one that top administration officials thought could hurt the administration’s response to the crisis, Mr. Bush says in a new memoir. Mr. Bush writes that Mr. McCain, trailing in the polls and seeking to appear on top of the crisis, asked him to convene a special meeting to discuss a rescue package for the financial markets. Mr. Bush says he told the Arizona senator that he would first check with Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson to make sure a meeting...
  • John McCain to stump for Nevada’s Sharron Angle (BARF ALERT)

    10/28/2010 9:39:59 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 53 replies
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Arizona Sen. John McCain is coming to Nevada to stump for Republican Senate candidate Sharron Angle. McCain spokesman Brian Rogers confirmed the 2008 GOP presidential nominee will attended a rally for the tea party favorite at a Las Vegas casino on Friday.
  • McCain spent nearly $2.5 million in 2-month period (McCain only fights conservatives)

    10/20/2010 6:11:53 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 19 replies
    AP ^ | 2010-10-20
    PHOENIX (AP) - Republican John McCain spent nearly $2.5 million during a two-month period ending on Sept. 30 in his bid to win a fifth term in the U.S. Senate. The figure includes spending made near the end of his campaign against primary challenger J.D. Hayworth and as his general election race against Democrat Rodney Glassman began.
  • Meghan McCain: O'Donnell 'reflects badly on the movement' (McCain attacks O'Donnell, Tea Party)

    10/19/2010 3:52:20 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 81 replies
    (CNN) – Sen. John McCain's daughter, Meghan McCain, wants to make one thing clear, "I am not the one running for Senate." McCain’s comments about Delaware Republican Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell as a "nut job" while appearing on ABC's "This Week" program Sunday, immediately received harsh criticism and backlash. A response that day from the O'Donnell campaign mocked McCain for having "vast experience in politics and running for office." McCain is now firing back. The 25 year-old, whose departure from conservative orthodoxy on some issues is no secret and has put her at odds with some in the GOP base,...
  • McCain to give NRSC $1 million (Cornyn praises McCain)

    09/29/2010 4:12:49 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 36 replies
    CNN ^ | 2010-09-29
    (CNN) - The National Republican Senatorial Committee blasted out an email to reporters Wednesday afternoon with the headline that Sen. John McCain has offered $1 million to the organization. The promise comes as the party committee is looking to pick up at least 10 seats in order to take back a majority in the Senate. NRSC Chairman Sen. John Cornyn praised McCain, saying, "It's very encouraging to see Sen. McCain step up and do this. Republicans have historically not done this like Democrats have, and that has been a real competitive advantage that they have had." (snip) McCain's resources are...
  • McCain sees lots of Republicans running in 2012 (and is quiet about backing Palin)

    09/22/2010 6:29:02 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 37 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2010-09-20 | Steve Holland
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Senator John McCain expects many U.S. Republicans to seek the party's presidential nomination in 2012. "I think there's going to be 1,000 flowers bloom," he said Monday at the annual Washington Reuters Summit. McCain, who won the nomination in 2008 and went on to lose to Democrat Barack Obama in the presidential election, did not predict who he thought might run. "I think it's too early," he said. (snip) McCain's advice to Republicans: Keep your eye on New Hampshire. (snip) "For Republicans it seems to me that New Hampshire is still the very key place," McCain...
  • McCain to debate Senate rivals on Sept. 26 (McCain far more eager to debate Dem than J.D. Hayworth)

    09/06/2010 12:13:10 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 25 replies
    AP ^ | 2010-09-05
    PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona Sen. John McCain has agreed to a debate with former Tucson City Councilman Rodney Glassman and two minor-party challengers.
  • Sarah Palin caused 'stress, drama, panic' on campaign trail, says John McCain's daughter Meghan

    08/31/2010 7:47:31 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 81 replies · 1+ views
    The New York Daily News ^ | 2010-08-31 | Meena Hartenstein
    John McCain shocked voters and pundits alike by picking Sarah Palin as a running mate in 2008, and McCain's daughter reveals the choice caused plenty of behind-the-scenes drama too. In her new book "Dirty Sexy Politics," Meghan McCain says Palin brought "stress, drama, complications, panic and loads of uncertainty" to the campaign. "She was not just an overnight success or even a political Cinderella story," McCain writes in an excerpt obtained by ABC News. "She was a sudden, freakishly huge, full-fledged phenomenon. It seemed too much. And it seemed too easy." Speaking out about the former Alaska Gov. for the...
  • McCain beats Hayworth; Tea Party wins; Welcome back to the GOP, Senator McCain (BARF ALERT)

    08/31/2010 4:16:53 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 17 replies · 1+ views
    ConservativeHQ ^ | 2010-08-25 | Richard Viguerie
    Richard Viguerie comments on Senator John McCain’s re-nomination in the Arizona Republican Primary: The John McCain of 2009-10 was a McCain we had not seen since the mid-1990s. The Senator owes his victory to the pressure he received from conservatives and Tea Partiers. To receive that support, he had to give up his maverick positions that have sometimes given aid and comfort to the liberals. I’m sure Senator McCain knows very well that he would not have won if he had continued his reputation as the Democrats’ favorite Republican. McCain ran an aggressive, hard-hitting campaign against former Congressman J. D....
  • Light turnout expected in state's first Aug. primary (illegals, SB 1070 top issues in Ariz.)

    08/24/2010 3:13:26 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 17 replies · 1+ views
    PHOENIX -- For the first time in state history, Arizona is holding its primary elections in August. Experts predict between 20 and 25 percent of registered voters will go to the polls before they close at 7 p.m. Tuesday. They think the heat and humidity, which have put the Valley under an extreme heat warning, will keep some people home. "That certainly is going to discourage people from going to the polls," said Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell. News/Radio 92.3 KTAR's Jim Cross, out and about as the polls opened at 6 a.m., found illegal immigration and SB1070, the state's...
  • LIVE THREAD: RINO Juan McCain vs. J.D. Hayworth, Tea Party (Ariz. US Senate GOP Primary 08/24/2010)

    08/23/2010 6:36:57 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 267 replies
    FR | 2010-08-24
    Results TBD 08/24/2010 Late PM PDT/MST.
  • McCain, Hayworth define (and redefine) 'amnesty' (RINO McCain speaks with a forked tongue)

    08/22/2010 9:15:19 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 15 replies
    The Arizona Republic, Phoenix, Ariz. | 2010-08-23 | E.J. Montini
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  • Standing at the border, Hayworth slams McCain on immigration

    08/15/2010 5:45:56 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 44 replies · 1+ views
    CNN - Political Ticker ^ | 2010-08-15 | Jeff Simon
    (CNN) - At a Tea Party rally Sunday on the U.S.-Mexico border in support of tough immigration laws, Arizona Senate candidate J.D. Hayworth slammed his opponent, Arizona Sen. John McCain, and turned McCain's words back on the veteran senator. On a ranch in Hereford, Arizona, and with the border fence visible several hundred yards behind him, Hayworth also praised Arizona's new immigration law that was signed by the state's governor, who has spent the last two days campaigning with McCain. Pulling a word from a McCain letter on immigration which first surfaced in April, Hayworth said it was time to...
  • McCain tries to align Hayworth with Obama (McNasty Alert)

    08/14/2010 5:46:50 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 36 replies
    The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson, Ariz. ^ | 2010-08-14 | Rhonda Bodfield
    In a rapid turnaround trying to capitalize on a J.D Hayworth comment at a tea party rally earlier this week, U.S. Sen. John McCain released a new web video drumming Hayworth for reportedly preferring President Obama to the Republican incumbent senator. The video begins with a picture of President Obama and lists a litany of criticisms, from the 9.5 percent unemployment rate, to the $13 trillion national debt and the lawsuit against Arizona’s immigration law. The text interrupts with, “but J.D. says he’d rather have Barack Obama as president.”
  • 'Tea party' groups plan Arizona rally against illegal immigration (Sharron Angle to rally for J.D.)

    08/10/2010 7:31:17 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 53 replies · 3+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 2010-08-11 | Sandhya Somashekhar
    "Tea party" groups are planning a large rally on Sunday in Arizona, near the Mexican border, to support both the state's hard-line stance on illegal immigration and the political campaign of the local talk show host who is challenging Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.). Candidate J.D. Hayworth, a former congressman turned conservative radio commentator, is one of dozens of scheduled speakers for the morning rally on a remote ranch about 100 miles south of Tucson. Others include Sharron Angle, the Republican challenging Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.), and Sue Krentz, the wife of a rancher killed near the rally...
  • AZ-Sen. 2010: Watch J.D.’s Game Changing New Ad (Juan McCain: "I chose lying")

    08/06/2010 10:26:38 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 73 replies · 1+ views
    Video at YouTube link.
  • McCain: Unions trying to legalize, recruit illegal immigrants (MCCAIN FLIP FLOP ON ACORN, SEIU)

    07/28/2010 3:02:43 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 18 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2010-07-29 | Jordan Fabian
    Labor unions oppose the Arizona immigration law because some of them want to legalize then recruit illegals into their ranks, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Wednesday. McCain specifically mentioned the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) as one union that wants to engage in the practice since it represents many people who work in the tourism industry, which he said employs many illegal immigrants. "They want to have them declared legal to recruit them into unions,” he said in an appearance on the conservative Michael Medved radio show.
  • LIVE THREAD! - Arizona senate GOP candidates Face-Off in debate - WATCH ONLINE

    07/16/2010 5:35:36 PM PDT · by onyx · 538 replies · 4+ views
    C-SPAN ^ | JULY 16, 2010 | C-SPAN
    Tonight, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) will debate his primary challengers, former Rep. J.D. Hayworth (R-AZ) and conservative "tea party" activist Jim Deakin in one of only two Republican primary debates. During the one hour debate, Hayworth will likely concentrate on McCain's 28 years in Congress with a focus on his position on immigration. Deakin said he will compare and contrast his approach in representing constituents to the "other two entrenched politicians." A McCain campaign spokesman said that the Senator "looks forward to a spirited discussion on the issues facing Arizonans." The LIVE debate will take place tonight at KTVK-TV...
  • Hayworth hits McCain-Rothstein ties

    07/01/2010 4:11:57 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | 2010-07-01 | David Catanese
    John McCain's campaign claimed the Arizona senator couldn't pick one of his former fundraisers — now headed to jail — out of a lineup. But new video unearthed by the campaign of his Republican primary challenger, former Rep. J.D. Hayworth, shows McCain standing next to convicted Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein at events during McCain's 2008 presidential campaign. The 4-minute video captures McCain at a pair of events with Rothstein, who was sentenced to 50 years in prison in June after confessing to running a $1.2 billion fraud operation. Rothstein showers McCain with praise during both events, and at one point...
  • 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.
  • J.D. Hayworth Calls on McCain to Admit He Knows Convicted Fundraiser, Return Money

    06/15/2010 1:59:46 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 19 replies · 441+ views
    J.D. Hayworth for Senate / Via Electronic Mail | 2010-06-15
    Phoenix, Az. (June 15) - U.S. Senate Candidate J.D. Hayworth (R-Az.) today said he is dismayed by claims that Sen. John McCain does not know McCain's number one contributor who is now serving 50 years in prison. Hayworth called on McCain to admit he knows Scott Rothstein, the convicted Ponzi scheme artist, return all the dirty money he received over the years from investment scams, and promise to return and reject contributions from shady characters. "Sen. McCain likes to talk about how character matters, how political leaders must rise above even the appearance of impropriety," Hayworth said. "It's time his...
  • Feds Investigating McCain Donors, Campaign Lied About Money ($1.1M+ taken from Ponzi scheme)

    06/11/2010 7:25:49 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 83 replies · 2,396+ views
    Sen. John McCain must personally and publicly explain why he allowed his staff to lie to the media about returning all $1.1 million given to his presidential campaign by a convicted felon; if he accepted even more from the felon's law partners; and why he has not donated all the dirty money to charity as his campaign claimed. Federal authorities have been investigating 30 lawyers who worked in the now-defunct firm of Scott Rothstein, who yesterday was sentenced to 50 years in prison for running an elaborate Ponzi scheme. According to his lawyer and media reports, the convicted felon is...
  • McCain Urged to Establish Fund for Ponzi Victims Whose Money Ended up Financing His Campaign

    06/11/2010 7:23:19 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 6 replies · 236+ views
    J.D. Hayworth 2010 Via Electronic Mail | 2010-06-11
    Phoenix, AZ (June 11) -- Sen. John McCain should immediately establish a fund for the victims of his largest contributor, Scott Rothstein, who this week was sentenced to 50 years in prison for running an elaborate $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme. The McCain-Rothstein Victim's Fund would reimburse people who were swindled out of their money. A total of $1.1 million of the stolen money ended up in McCain's campaign. "While McCain claims he gave a $9,200 of the money to charities, he used the rest and he needs to give it back to the rightful owners," said Mark Sanders, spokesman for...
  • Hayworth hits McCain for fundraiser's Ponzi scheme

    06/10/2010 2:20:46 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 47 replies · 1,790+ views
    AP/YahooNews ^ | 6/10/10 | JONATHAN J. COOPER
    A now-disbarred Florida lawyer who admitted to orchestrating a huge Ponzi scheme gave more than $180,000 to Arizona Sen. John McCain's presidential campaign, contributions that McCain's Senate rival is now making an issue in their competitive primary. Scott Rothstein was sentenced Wednesday to 50 years in prison after he confessed to running a $1.2 billion fraud using faked legal settlements. Rothstein also was a key contributor and fundraiser who bundled more than $500,000 in campaign contributions for McCain's 2008 race, according to the campaign finance watchdog Center for Responsive Politics.
  • McCain campaign says he will debate Hayworth

    06/09/2010 6:20:13 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 77 replies · 704+ views
    The News & Sun, Green Valley, Ariz. ^ | 2010-06-09 | Dan Shearer
    Sen. John McCain will debate GOP rival J.D. Hayworth this summer, his campaign spokesman said Wednesday. Brian Rogers, McCain’s campaign communications director, said a newspaper report indicating McCain was “busy with his job as a senator” and would not debate Hayworth was “not accurate.” “What we said all along is that Sen. McCain will obviously debate — he’s always debated,” Rogers said, adding, but “he has a day job. Folks want him doing his job during the week, so he doesn’t have, unlike Congressman Hayworth, unlimited time on his hands.” Hayworth, who served 12 years in the House before he...
  • AZ-Sen. 2010: McCain to air TV ad hitting opponent for lobbying

    06/08/2010 9:42:29 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 55 replies · 176+ views
    AP ^ | 2010-06-08
    PHOENIX (AP) - John McCain's re-election campaign is releasing its second set of television and radio ads attacking the Arizona's senator's primary opponent for his ties to Washington. The ads point out that former U.S. Rep. J.D. Hayworth registered as a lobbyist in 2008, a year after he lost his re-election bid. Hayworth is challenging McCain in the Republican primary and casting himself as a conservative Washington outsider. But the ads challenge that image, with a narrator saying: "Outsider? A lobbyist is as inside Washington as it gets."
  • Schumer: Immigration bill will be done by March (RINO Graham took his "cues" from RINO McCain!)

    06/07/2010 11:23:31 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 30 replies · 109+ views
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2010-06-05 | Jordan Fabian
    Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Friday said he thinks that Congress can get immigration reform done by March 2011, if not by the end of this year. While speaking at a fundraising event for the Irish Lobby for Immigration reform in New York while on recess, Schumer praised his former negotiating partner Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), noting that Graham took his cues from Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.). "While Lindsey Graham is a great partner and he loves our bill," Schumer said, he really said his mentor was McCain, according to IrishCentral.com. (snip) In 2007, McCain attempted to push through a...
  • Hayworth hits McCain on taxes in Web video

    06/06/2010 11:17:15 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 8 replies · 433+ views
    AP ^ | 2010-06-04
    PHOENIX (AP) - John McCain's primary rival has released a Web video criticizing the Arizona senator for opposing tax cuts and supporting a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants. Former congressman J.D. Hayworth's campaign released the Web video on Friday, a week after McCain began airing television ads criticizing Hayworth for supporting special funding requests known as earmarks. Hayworth's ad touts his work on tax cuts signed by President George W. Bush and criticizes McCain for opposing them. It closes with a narrator saying McCain "cares more about keeping his job in Washington than fighting for our jobs in Arizona."
  • AZ-Sen. 2010: (RINO) McDonnell hosts fundraiser for (RINO) McCain's Senate bid

    06/01/2010 4:21:28 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 38 replies · 725+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 2010-06-01 | Ajay Kumar
    Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell will host his first fundraiser for Arizona Sen. John McCain, facing a tough primary battle against former congressman J.D. Hayworth, at a McLean home later this month, advisers to the governor say. The June 14 fundraiser will be at the home of Bobbie Kilberg, president and chief executive of the Northern Virginia Technology Council. Kilberg, an adviser to McDonnell, is a member of McDonnell's new government reform commission. Other hosts include businessman Fred Malek, the commission chairman who has been under fire in recent weeks because of questions that have been raised about his past, former...
  • McCain’s Last Stand?

    05/31/2010 5:54:28 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 36 replies · 1,252+ views
    Fox ^ | 2010-05-31 | Carl Cameron
    While corporations, non-profit organizations, and neighboring communities bicker and boycott over Arizona’s tough new anti-illegal immigration law, the two Republicans locked in a bitter U.S. Senate primary agree the law is fine. And that’s where the agreement stops. After four terms in the U.S. Senate, a presidential campaign in 2000, capped by the GOP nomination in 2008, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., faces a serious challenge from J.D. Hayworth a former sportscaster turned six-term firebrand congressman from the Hill class of 94’, to conservative radio talk show host. Make no mistake, McCain still leads the polls comfortably. Real Clear Politics gives...
  • (RINO) Senator McCain now says border soldiers should be armed ("I've never been for amnesty")

    05/29/2010 10:45:13 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 195 replies · 3,448+ views
    TUCSON, AZ (KGUN - TV) - Arizona Senator John McCain now says soldiers sent to the border should be armed. This revelation comes one day after Senate democrats shot down McCain's border plan to send 6,000 soldiers to the border. At a town hall meeting in Tucson, McCain first told 60 of his supporters in attendance that President Obama's plan to send 1,200 soldiers would not work because the soldiers would only be assigned to "desk jobs." (snip) Nunez asked: "What do you say to the those who accuse you of throwing out numbers, sending 6,000 troops to the border,...
  • (Bailout supporter) McCain: Hayworth an 'Avid Earmarker'

    05/27/2010 3:45:26 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 15 replies · 306+ views
    CNN - Political Ticker ^ | 2010-05-27 | Shannon Travis
    Washington (CNN) - Sen. John McCain has released more tough ads against his Republican primary opponent, now saying that J.D. Hayworth is an "Avid Earmarker." That is the title of the television and radio spots that the McCain campaign released statewide on Thursday. Sen. McCain is locked in a battle with the former congressman to win the GOP senate nomination in Arizona. Both the radio and television ads cite Hayworth being "described as an 'avid earmarker.'" In a corresponding e-mail to reporters, the McCain campaign listed media reports to bolster their claim. In the TV ad, McCain is cast as...
  • McCain’s election year amnesia; Hayworth could be best bet to tackle Obama’s socialist regime

    05/26/2010 6:36:33 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 86 replies · 1,776+ views
    Sonoran News ^ | 2010-05-26 | John Hoeppner
    “Senator Obama is a decent person and a person that you do not have to be scared of as president of the United States.” – John McCain – Oct. 10, 2008, Town Hall in Lakeville, Minn. U.S. Senator John McCain must be confident Arizona voters have amnesia regarding his approval of Barack Obama’s presidential timber. Never mind that Barry Soetoro, aka, Barack Obama had a prolonged record of close associations involving socialists, communists, militants, racist clerics, labor unions, ACORN and the corrupt Chicago political machine reminiscent of Boss Tweed’s Tammany Hall. Forget how Senator McCain continues to confer the President...
  • Senator John McCain banks on earmark crusade (McCain attempts to hijack the Tea Parties)

    05/22/2010 11:40:52 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 36 replies · 1,257+ views
    The Arizona Republic, Phoenix, Ariz. | 2010-05-23 | Dan Nowicki
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  • Come to Kentucky, Rand Paul tells Obama (Paul taunts Obama; he may endorse J.D. over McCain)

    05/19/2010 7:02:20 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 46 replies · 1,997+ views
    (CNN) – Fresh off his win in Kentucky's Republican Senate primary, Dr. Rand Paul is welcoming the attention from national Democrats that his insurgent, Tea Party-backed candidacy is generating. Tim Kaine, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, took a shot at Paul during a press conference in Washington Wednesday. Kaine said Paul "represents the most extreme elements of the Republican Party - a candidate who has vowed to abolish the Departments of Education and the Federal Reserve; who vows to oppose, oppose, oppose at a time when we need constructive solutions to the challenges we face." Asked about Kaine's comments...
  • John McCain gets serious about primary (McCain fights J.D. harder than he fought Obama)

    05/19/2010 6:01:14 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 116 replies · 2,752+ views
    Politico ^ | 2010-05-19 | Shira Toeplitz
    Arizona Republicans say GOP Sen. John McCain’s recent staff shake-up is an acknowledgment of the seriousness of his Aug. 24 primary challenge — a contest in which he remains a clear — but nervous — front-runner. While recent polls have shown McCain with a double-digit lead over former Rep. J.D. Hayworth, in an election year in which one Senate incumbent has already been taken down and several others are facing stiff primary opposition, the departure of two top campaign officials — campaign manager Shiree Verdone and deputy manager Mike Hellon — is being viewed as proof that McCain recognizes that...
  • McCain Accused of Flip-Flopping on Border Issue

    05/18/2010 8:24:58 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 32 replies · 912+ views
    PHOENIX - The "danged fence" ad is giving John McCain some danged problems. Senator McCain made the ad to tout his border security plan but instead, it has forced him to defend himself against accusations of flip-flopping on the issue. Seeking a 5th term in the U.S. Senate, McCain has made immigration the core of his re-election campaign. "The whole issue can be resolved by securing the border and then moving forward with comprehensive immigration reform. But if you don't secure the border then you just have continuous flow," McCain told FOX 10. But in 2006, McCain took a much...
  • Welcome to The Complete Danged Truth web site. (JD Hayworth)

    05/13/2010 6:07:25 PM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 11 replies · 590+ views
        Welcome to The Complete Danged Truth web site. As you probably know by now, Sen. John McCain has flip-flopped and now says he is for building “the danged fence.” That’s why the J.D. Hayworth for Senate Campaign is proud to set the record straight. It’s kind of like the now long- forgotten “Straight Talk Express”  that the Senator was once so proud to ride. Here’s the truth: While Sen. McCain’s paid advertisement calls for building the “danged fence” now, he had a different message on February 24, 2010 before The Homeland Security Department’s Budget Submission for Fiscal...
  • L.A. Vs. Arizona

    05/13/2010 5:34:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 78 replies · 2,003+ views
    Invstors.com ^ | May 13, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Illegal Immigration: Los Angeles' city council votes to boycott Arizona for its enforcement of existing federal law. No word yet on how China's human rights violations will be treated. Ignorance of the law is no excuse. The next time the Lakers play Los Suns in Phoenix, traveling fans are advised to bring their own snacks. The L.A. City Council voted 13-1 on Wednesday to economically boycott the state of Arizona for daring to protect its borders against the crime, violence and illegal immigration that recently took the life of an Arizona rancher and has made Phoenix the kidnapping capital of...
  • AZ-Sen. 2010: How much trouble is John McCain in? (McCain campaign panicking)

    05/12/2010 11:19:34 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 154 replies · 6,180+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 2010-05-11 | Chris Cillizza
    For the last month, Arizona Sen. John McCain has been running his primary campaign against former Rep. J.D. Hayworth as if it was the final weekend of the 2008 presidential campaign. On a daily basis, McCain's team bashes Hayworth while simultaneously working to shore up the Senator's right flank through a series of symbolic acts ranging from the rejection of the "maverick" title he wore proudly during both of his presidential campaigns to his forceful support of Arizona's controversial new immigration law. (McCain released an ad recently in which he urges the federal government to "complete the danged fence", a...