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  • 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.
  • GOP freshman: McConnell 'ran over us'

    12/23/2011 11:59:40 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 103 replies
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2011-12-23 | Jonathan Easley
    Freshman Tea Party Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) is incensed that Republicans caved in the payroll-tax debate, and is putting the blame squarely on Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). “I don’t think there’s a revolt with respect to Speaker Boehner,” Gowdy said Thursday night on Fox’s "Your World With Neil Cavuto." "I think the license tag of the truck that just ran over us has Kentucky license tags. For the life of me, I cannot understand when the Senate is going to find something they care enough about to stand on policy and principle.”Last week, the Senate overwhelmingly passed a...
  • Elder Bush Tells Paper Romney Is ‘Best Choice’

    12/22/2011 5:06:38 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 39 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 2011-12-22 | Michael D. Shear & Katharine Q. Seelye
    Former president George H. W. Bush offered an informal endorsement of Mitt Romney in remarks published Thursday, saying that Mr. Romney “is the best choice for us.” The former president told reporters for The Houston Chronicle that he supported Mr. Romney because of his “stability, experience, principles. He’s a fine person,” Mr. Bush, 87, said. “I just think he’s mature and reasonable – not a bomb-thrower.” The paper reported the comments, made this week, on its Web site Thursday afternoon. A spokesman for Mr. Bush confirmed the accuracy of the comments and said they fully reflect the views of the...
  • House agrees payroll tax deal as Republicans cave in to Obama

    12/22/2011 2:32:54 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 216 replies · 3+ views
    The Guardian ^ | Thursday 22 December 2011 | Ewen MacAskill
    House speaker John Boehner is set to sign an offer from Obama to accelerate negotiations. Republicans in the House of Representatives have capitulated in the showdown over the payroll tax, handing Barack Obama an important victory going into election year. Under pressure from other senior Republicans for blocking a bill that would extend tax cuts to millions of Americans, the House speaker, John Boehner, is backing away from his insistence that any deal must cover a full year. A deal agreed by Republicans and Democrats in the Senate on Saturday covers two months, to allow further negotiations in January. It...
  • Mitt Romney still faces a trust deficit with GOP voters

    11/24/2011 10:05:44 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 34 replies · 1+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 2011-11-24 | Maeve Reston
    Southfield, Mich. — As other Republican candidates have stumbled their way toward the presidential primaries, Mitt Romney has put together what would seem to be all the elements of a winning campaign: an effective staff, a robust treasury and smooth, knowledgeable performances both in debates and on the trail. But for months, the threshold of support for the former Massachusetts governor hasn't inched above a quarter of Republican voters in national polls. For many GOP voters in early primary states, hesitation about Romney comes back to one thing: their perception that he has routinely molded his views to suit the...
  • Gingrich 'prepared to take the heat' with talk of amnesty ("Let's be humane in enforcing the law")

    11/22/2011 7:54:13 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 660 replies · 1+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 2011-11-22 | Kim Geiger
    <p>“I do not believe that the people of the United States are going to take people who’ve been here for a quarter of a century … [and] separate them from their families and expel them,” Gingrich said during a discussion about illegal immigration and border security. “I do believe we should control the border. I do believe we should have very severe penalties.”</p>
  • Tea party activists remain wary of Romney (but Romney campaign expects Tea Partiers to surrender)

    11/17/2011 7:49:43 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 95 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 2011-11-17 | Paul West & Seema Mehta
    Washington and Des Moines - Throughout the roller-coaster Republican presidential contest, one thing hasn't changed: the stubborn refusal of many tea party supporters to warm up to Mitt Romney. The swift rise and abrupt fall of a succession of GOP candidates has been driven in part by the restless search for a Romney alternative by that group of voters, who energized the GOP's big turnaround in 2010. "They don't trust Mitt Romney," said Simon Conway, a Des Moines radio host popular with tea party followers. "Mitt Romney can be tea party one minute, and the next minute introduce 'RomneyCare'" —...
  • Huntsman's Daughter: "He's More Chinese Than American" (and other great clips): Chinese Video

    11/06/2011 7:33:20 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 29 replies · 1+ views
    VOA China (in Chinese) ^ | 7 November 2011 | AmericanInTokyo
    > Source: VOA China (video stream HERE.Candidate Huntsman's (I would add, a bit easy on the eyes) daughter talking about her father's personality orientation (more Chinese than American), Huntsman droning on in Chinese bragging about his closeness to the Red Chinese, and other fun stuff, all in Chinese from VOA China (a personal profile on the guy).
  • (Juan) McCain 'proud' of Meghan on MSNBC (McLame cheers his daughter's attacks on conservatives)

    11/06/2011 7:57:19 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 20 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | 2011-11-04
    Meghan McCain became an official MSNBC contributor this week and it left a lot of conservatives (even some on the left) a little teed off. But not her dad. “I’m very happy for her. I hope she does well,” Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) told THE BLAZE in Washington, D.C, Thursday night where he and Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) were accepting American Patriot Awards. Response from the right on Twitter was less than favorable to the news that McCain would be on the news — regularly. “Whatever John McCain’s sins, he does not deserve a daughter like [Meghan],” Editor in Chief...
  • (Chameleon) Mitt Romney: 'I've been as consistent as human beings can be'

    11/05/2011 10:38:59 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 42 replies
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2011-11-03 | Alicia M. Cohn
    Mitt Romney, under fire from all sides on the strength of his political convictions, said Thursday he has been as consistent as a person can be during his political career. "I've been as consistent as human beings can be," the presidential candidate said in a meeting with the editorial board of New Hampshire's Seacoast Media Group. "I cannot state every single issue in exactly the same words every single time, and so there are some folks who, obviously, for various political and campaign purposes will try and find some change and try to draw great attention to something which looks...
  • Will tea party purists back imperfect Romney? (MSM says Tea Partiers can't win without Romney)

    10/14/2011 6:29:56 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 158 replies
    Communist News Network ^ | 2011-10-14 | Gloria Borger
    After watching the GOP presidential debate the other night, it was hard to avoid this conclusion: Mitt Romney looks more and more like the GOP presidential nominee. He's the best debater. He's got his issues and his rejoinders down pat. He brushes away his opponents like lint on his lapel. And all with such ease. That said, there's a teensy problem he just can't seem to beat: Conservatives don't like him. Or trust him. Or really want him to be the GOP nominee. Sure, you say, Republicans never like their nominees, and they still manage to vote for them. There...
  • Meghan McCain speaks to UConn students (McCain attacks conservatives as "people who don't evolve")

    10/12/2011 5:00:19 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 59 replies
    (snip) McCain, who identified herself early in the program as heterosexual, spoke candidly about her own support for a battery of LGBTQ issues on stage...at one point, McCain even indicted pro-Don't Ask, Don't Tell politicians as being "dangerously out of touch.""I support equality," she said. "You can't call this country free if people are being discriminated against. "I'm scared by people who don't evolve," said McCain later on, frustrated by the static nature of conservative politics. The blogger, whose views contradict much of the religious rights' stance on homosexuality, suffered extreme backlash from news pundits throughout her father's campaign. (snip)
  • Romney’s Advisers Met With Obama to Help Craft ‘Obamacare’

    10/11/2011 8:35:37 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 22 replies
    Fox ^ | 2011-10-11
    Three of Mitt Romney’s advisers went to the White House at least a dozen times in 2009 to consult on the former Massachusetts governor’s health care plan that President Obama used as a model for his initiative -- now a federal law that all the Republican presidential candidates want to repeal. White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters Tuesday he was "not in a position to comment on specific meetings." But in a remark that won't help Romney in his pursuit for the 2012 Republican nomination, Earnest repeated that Obama took cues from the Massachusetts legislation. "You've certainly heard the...
  • McCain Campaign Considered Not Letting Palin Be Sworn In if They Won (McCain stabs Palin)

    In 2008, John McCain's campaign team discussed whether they should let Sarah Palin be sworn in as vice-president if they were to win the election, according to campaign staffer Nicolle Wallace. "There certainly were discussions -- not for long because of the arc the campaign took -- but certainly there were discussions about whether, if they were to win, it would be appropriate for her to be sworn in," Wallace tells Time's Claire Suddath. In her new novel, It's Classified, Wallace has a character -- a mentally ill female vice-president -- which she says is based on her experience working...
  • McCain to Obama: 'Let's sit down' (McCain calls for joint Dem-RINO rape of US taxpayers)

    10/02/2011 6:40:56 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 34 replies
    UPI ^ | 2011-10-02
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., on Sunday called for President Barack Obama to "sit down" with Republicans to find solutions to the nation's struggling economy.
  • US must send medical aid to Libya: Senator McCain (Your Tax Dollars at Work)

    10/02/2011 2:22:31 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 27 replies
    AFP ^ | 2011-10-02
    WASHINGTON, Libya (AFP) — Senator John McCain called Sunday for urgent US medical aid to help thousands wounded in Libya, amid a growing humanitarian crisis as revolutionary forces battle the final vestiges of the Moamer Kadhafi regime. "They've got thousands and thousands of wounded. They say that they've lost 25,000 people killed, 3,000 have been maimed, 60,000 injured. That's their government figures," McCain told CBS television's "Face the Nation" program. "We should be helping them," said the influential US lawmaker, a Vietnam War aviator and prominent voice on US military matters who also was the Republican Party's losing 2008 presidential...
  • EXCLUSIVE: McCain praised Libyan rebels at site of their gruesome public beheading

    09/15/2011 8:43:56 PM PDT · by martosko · 41 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/15/2011 | John Rosenthal
    Evidence collected by a young London-based organization called Human Rights Investigations indicates that when Arizona GOP Sen. John McCain went to Benghazi in April to express his support for Libyan rebels, he visited the site at which the rebels publicly beheaded an alleged pro-Gaddafi “mercenary” only weeks before. [ ... ] Arizona senator John McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential candidate, made a surprise visit to Benghazi in order to publicly call for stepped-up American support of the rebellion. McCain spoke glowingly of the rebels and their cause, even saying of the Libyan rebels: “They are my heroes.” Now a new...
  • A Pledge Never to Vote for Romney: Send a Message to the GOP

    09/12/2011 4:22:19 PM PDT · by xzins · 381 replies · 1+ views
    Vanity | September 12, 2011 | Xzins
    Romney is Obama-Lite. Take the simple pledge: I will not vote for Romney for any reason.
  • 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>
  • GOP big pushes Giuliani for vice prez (MEGA BARF ALERT)

    08/28/2011 8:35:50 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 26 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 2011-08-22 | Fredric U. Dicker
    One of New York's best-known Republicans is calling on pres idential hopeful Rick Perry to choose Rudy Giuliani as his running mate for next year's election. Former state GOP Chairman William Powers, a longtime Giuliani friend and a key player in his first mayoral election in 1993, told The Post that such a move by Perry could deliver key swing states like New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Ohio to the Republicans. "He'd be the best No. 2 anybody in the world could pick," said Powers, who has a longstanding relationship with leading Texas Republicans like Karl Rove, former President George W....
  • Leaked cable: John McCain pushed to arm Qadhafi

    08/27/2011 1:49:05 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | 2011-08-26 | Tim Mak
    A leaked U.S. diplomatic cable shows that Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain promised to help Libyan dictator Muammar Qadhafi obtain U.S. military hardware in 2009. The cable, released by the open information group WikiLeaks, reveals the pledge came at meeting that was attended by other prominent members of Congress, including Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.).In the meeting, Muatassim Qadhafi, the Libyan leader’s fifth son and national security adviser, requested U.S. assistance in obtaining military supplies, both lethal and non-lethal. The cable indicates that McCain was the dominant voice among the congressional delegation in a...
  • McCain: Qaddafi's WMDs must be secured

    08/23/2011 5:59:18 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 46 replies
    CBS News ^ | 2011-08-23 | David Morgan
    Sen. John McCain said that as Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi faces an "inevitable" end, the U.S. should concern itself with helping contain weapons from Qaddafi's arsenal. "We've got to secure these weapons depots," the Arizona Republican said on CBS' "The Early Show" Tuesday. "that have huge, huge numbers of weapons, and apparently mustard gas and other weapons of mass destruction."
  • McCain: US should lead the way in Libya aid (McInsane Alert)

    08/22/2011 7:31:52 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 39 replies
    Arizona Sen. John McCain said the United States must lead the world in providing support to Libya as they begin their post-Gadhafi era. "I think we would be well-served if we make sure that there is not an extremist takeover or hijacking of this revolution," McCain said. McCain appeared on CNN's "The Situation Room", where he said an earlier and stronger showing of power by the U.S. in the air could have shortened the conflict significantly. "The only thing that was holding [Gadhafi] in power was money and fear," McCain said. "Once those are dissipated by military strength, it is...
  • FREEP McCAIN: McCain Town Halls - Mon. Aug. 22 (Prescott, Ariz.), Tue. Aug. 23 (Goodyear, Ariz.)

    08/20/2011 6:59:40 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 11 replies
    The Arizona Republic / The Daily Courier, Prescott, Ariz. | 2011-08-19
    Sen. John McCain to hold town hall Tuesday in Goodyear Tuesday, August 23, 2011 3 pm Goodyear Justice Center 185 North 145th Avenue, Goodyear, Ariz. McCain town hall here Monday Monday, August 22, 2011 Noon First Congregational Church 216 East Gurley Street, Prescott, Ariz.
  • Senators McCain, Lieberman and Graham praise President Obama (Partial Headline)

    08/18/2011 8:11:38 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 31 replies
    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators John McCain (R-AZ), Joe Lieberman (I-CT) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) today released the following statement applauding President Obama for calling on Bashar al Assad to leave power in Syria, and urging other nations to also call for and take action to end the Assad regime: “We applaud President Obama for calling on Bashar al Assad to leave power, a position we have long argued should be the policy of the United States.(snip) “We urge other nations to join the United States in demanding an end to the Assad regime, whose legitimacy is clearly exhausted. We...
  • Orrin Hatch: I'm a tea party person (RINO Alert)

    08/12/2011 3:16:33 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 37 replies
    Politico ^ | 2011-08-02 | Reid Epstein
    Calling himself a tea party true believer, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) on Tuesday in the same interview both praised the debt ceiling deal and said he plans to vote against it. Hatch, who faces a looming primary challenge from the right from Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), took to Fox News’s “Fox and Friends” to tout his own tea party credentials. “Look, I think the tea party people deserve a lot of credit,” he said in response to a question about Democrats and Vice President Joe Biden reportedly calling freshman GOP members of Congress terrorists. “We wouldn’t be where we are...
  • Graham asks for bipartisan help on jobs (RINO calls for GOP, Obama to pass amnesty legislation)

    08/12/2011 3:06:45 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 41 replies
    The Charlotte Observer ^ | 2011-08-12 | April Bethea
    ROCK HILL, SC - U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham said the recent downgrade of the country's bond rating by Standard & Poor's is a "wake-up call" for national leaders to keep looking for ways to boost the economy and spur job creation. The S.C. Republican also said it's important for bipartisan talks on those issues, saying neither political party alone can solve the major problems facing the country. Graham spoke Thursday before more than 50 attendees of a luncheon held by the Rock Hill Rotary club. His talk focused primarily on the economy, military efforts in the Middle East and immigration...
  • Kerry, McCain say bipartisan work needed post-S&P downgrade, differ on who to blame

    08/07/2011 8:52:26 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 56 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2011-08-07 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two senators and former presidential candidates say Standard & Poor’s decision to downgrade the U.S. credit rating speaks to the need for more bipartisan compromise — but they also say the blame lay with the other party.
  • Pawlenty: Raise Social Security retirement for young (yes to illegals, global warming, higher taxes)

    08/06/2011 10:43:01 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 33 replies
    UPI ^ | 2011-08-06
    MIAMI, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- GOP presidential hopeful and ex-Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty said he would tell young workers they'd have to work to an older age to collect Social Security. People born after 1959 now have to wait till age 67 to collect full benefits. "If you're on the program now or anywhere near eligibility, you shouldn't have your benefits impacted," Pawlenty told The Miami Herald during a campaign stop. "But if you're in the next generation, we're telling you now, with several decades of warning, we're going to gradually raise the retirement age over time. If you're lower...
  • McCain: Obama Just Wants to Spend More Money (McCain: "I’m not a Tea Partier")

    08/03/2011 9:03:33 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 61 replies
    Fox ^ | 2011-08-03
    (snip) MCCAIN: ... just wants to spend money. Hello? He just wants to spend more money. You and I are -- remember when Ronald Reagan said the worst deal he ever made was when he sat down with the Democrats and said they would cut spending $3 and raise taxes for every $1. Guess what? They raised taxes and they didn’t cut spending. That’s why the Tea Partiers and others would – I’m not a Tea Partier -- but the fact is, we need a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution. We couldn’t get it through the Senate as the...
  • McCain says he'll 'swallow hard' and support deal

    08/01/2011 5:59:26 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 45 replies
    AP ^ | 2011-08-01
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. John McCain says he'll vote for compromise legislation averting a government default, although "I will probably have to swallow hard."
  • McCain rips Toomey on Senate floor (McCain attacks Tea Party vision as "flawed" and "terrible")

    07/31/2011 5:31:34 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 153 replies
    The Morning Call, Allentown, Pa. ^ | 2011-07-31 | Colby Itkowitz
    Former GOP presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, who this week referred to Tea Party lawmakers as "hobbits," publicly criticized Pennsylvania's Pat Toomey Sunday during an unusual unscripted debate on the Senate floor. McCain, who appeared to be having a great 'ol time during a back and forth with Democrat Majority Whip Sen. Dick Durbin, referred to Toomey and those who share his views as "terrible." (snip) "...the terrible obstructionists on this side of the aisle, the terrible people, their flawed philosophical views about the future of America..."
  • McCotter calls for a truce between Republicans, Tea Party

    07/30/2011 5:50:53 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 100 replies
    The Hill, Washington DC ^ | 2011-07-30 | Peter Kasperowicz
    Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (Mich.), a Republican presidential candidate, called Saturday morning for Republicans and the Tea Party to stop fighting and work together to help save the country, presumably from Democratic policies, although he was not specific. "On the right, take note," McCotter said on the House floor. "It is as unwarranted and injurious for a Republican to call a Tea Partier a hobbit as it is for a Tea Partier to call a Republican a RINO."McCotter was referring to a comment earlier this month from Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who compared Tea Partiers to hobbits. That sparked rebukes from...
  • McCain the maverick (again) (WaPo, liberals giddy that "maverick" McCain is back)

    07/28/2011 8:46:20 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 24 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2011-07-28 | Chris Cillizza
    Arizona Sen. John McCain’s floor speech on Wednesday denouncing the negotiating tactics of some tea party-aligned members of Congress raises the question as to whether the famed maverick is back to his old tricks. (snip) McCain’s comments (and the controversy they caused) raise an intriguing question: Has McCain the straight-talking maverick been reborn?(snip) The “McCain as maverick” meme was cemented as he emerged as one of the few Republicans during the first part of the last decade to speak up in opposition to Bush and his own party in Washington. McCain’s most notable apostasy during that time was his successful...
  • McCain erupts: Conservatives are lying to America

    07/27/2011 8:06:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 104 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 7/27/11 | Greg Sargent
    So the debt limit debate has come to this: John McCain, who you may recall was the GOP’s 2008 standard bearer, is now openly accusing conservatives of actively misleading America with their completely unrealistic demands, which he labeled “deceiving” and “bizarro.” In a seminal moment in this debate, here’s some video of McCain on the Senate floor today, unleashing an angry tirade at conservatives who are still holding out for a balanced budget amendment as part of any compromise on the debt ceiling. McCain accused them of “deceiving” America into believing such a thing can pass the Senate:
  • McCain: tea-party 'foolish' on balanced budget (McCain rips Tea Party - THANK YOU, SARAH PALIN!)

    07/27/2011 6:19:28 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 188 replies · 8+ views
    Politico ^ | 2011-07-27
    Veteran Sen. John McCain has had enough with tea-party-aligned lawmakers who have vowed not to vote to raise the debt ceiling before passage of a constitutional balanced budget amendment. The Arizona Republican, the GOP’s 2008 presidential nominee, described their position as “foolish,” “deceiving, even bizarro,” given Americans’ anxiety about the sliding stock market, a halt on hiring and the possibility of higher interest rates related to the looming default.
  • McCain on the Debt Limit (McCain stabs Bachmann, calls on GOP to surrender to Dems)

    07/14/2011 4:06:35 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 40 replies
    National Review ^ | 2011-07-14
    As rain splatters the windows of Sen. John McCain’s second-floor office on Capitol Hill, the 74-year-old Arizona Republican leans back, clasps his hands, and recalls the Nineties. Brinksmanship, he says, cost the party then, and it could cripple Republicans this summer — especially if Rep. Michele Bachmann gets her way. Over in the House, “I am told that it is very difficult,” McCain says. “There are Republicans who are committed, like Michele Bachmann, to vote against raising the debt limit under any circumstances.” Bachmann, he warns, is acting “sort of like Senator Obama did.”(snip) Yet as poorly as Obama has...
  • Romney rejects gay marriage pledge

    07/12/2011 6:00:38 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 39 replies
    http://www.newsday.com ^ | July 12, 2011 | http://www.newsday.com
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's campaign said Tuesday that he will not sign a conservative Iowa Christian group's far-reaching pledge opposing gay marriage, making him the first Republican presidential candidate to reject it. Two of Romney's rivals for the Republican nomination, Minnesota Rep. Michelle Bachmann and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, have signed the The...
  • Obama to Push for Wider Deal With G.O.P. on Deficit Cuts (has Boehner made a deal with Obama?)

    07/07/2011 4:26:08 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 28 replies · 1+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 2011-07-07 | Carl Hulse & Mark Landler
    WASHINGTON — Heading into a crucial negotiating session on a budget deal on Thursday, President Obama has raised his sights and wants to strike a far-reaching agreement on cutting the federal deficit as Speaker John A. Boehner has signaled new willingness to bargain on revenues. (snip) The president’s renewed efforts follow what knowledgeable officials said was an overture from Mr. Boehner, who met secretly with Mr. Obama last weekend, to consider as much as $1 trillion in unspecified new revenues as part of an overhaul of tax laws in exchange for an agreement that made substantial spending cuts, including in...
  • Republicans Agree To Revenue Increases In Deficit Talks

    07/06/2011 6:09:33 PM PDT · by familyop · 191 replies
    VERTEXNews/Newsroom Solutions,Nexstar Broadcasting,OzarksFirst.com ^ | July 06 2011 | VERTEXNews/Newsroom Solutions,Nexstar Broadcasting,OzarksFirst.com
    (Washington, DC) -- Republican congressional leaders are reportedly agreeing to billions of dollars in revenue increases as federal deficit discussions continue. Republican Senator Jon Kyl announced the move today saying revenue increases don't necessarily mean tax hikes. On the Senate floor Kyl said, quote, "If the government sells something and gets revenue from it, that's revenue." He also suggested user fees for government services could provide additional revenue. He says all the revenue increases Republicans have agreed to amount to between 150 billion and 200 billion dollars.
  • Kerry, McCain Allied in Expanding U.S. Role in Middle East (by redistributing your $$$ to Islamists)

    06/30/2011 5:09:24 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 13 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 2011-06-30
    Senators John Kerry (D-Mass.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) are working together to expand the U.S.' role in the Arab Spring, according to The Washington Post. Kerry and McCain traveled to Egypt last weekend with eight Fortune 500 executives to explore how the U.S. can expand economic investment in that country after the fall of Hosni Mubarak. They envision similar plans across the Middle East in the aftermath of the Middle East revolts that would be similar to the U.S.' “Marshall Plan,” in which the U.S. invested billions of dollars in war-torn European nations after World War II.
  • Libya mission brings John McCain and John Kerry together again (EPIC BARF ALERT)

    06/28/2011 7:57:36 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 19 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2011-06-28 | Paul Kane
    For 25 years, war has fortified — and nearly destroyed — the ties binding John McCain and John F. Kerry. (snip) Concerned about what they see as an isolationist and fearful drift in both of their parties, Kerry (D-Mass.) and McCain (R-Ariz.) are advocating an even more forceful role for America in the world. (snip) Kerry and McCain are leading the fight in Congress to shore up support for U.S. action in Libya... (snip) The elder statesmen are also hoping to forge something resembling a Marshall Plan for the Middle East... (snip) But the Kerry-McCain partnership was derailed when Kerry...
  • Graham: Without victory in Libya, NATO's finished (RINOs claim oil prices to increase without wars)

    06/23/2011 7:11:52 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 23 replies
    The Hill, Washington DC ^ | 2011-06-23 | Josiah Ryan
    Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said on Thursday the survival of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's regime could spell the end of NATO. “Logically you can exact that if he [Gadhafi] outlasts NATO, the Arab spring is over,” said Graham. "…He will take it out on his people, I think it will affect the price of oil and would be the end of NATO because NATO taking on Gadhafi and losing -- its going to be very hard for that organization to go off to another war and be taken seriously.” Speaking on the Senate floor, Graham and...
  • Kerry, McCain push role in Libya (McCain wants to give Obama even more power)

    06/22/2011 6:00:05 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 10 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | 2011-06-22 | Theo Emery
    WASHINGTON — Senators John F. Kerry and John McCain, seeking to defuse a contentious debate over funding for US military operations in Libya, proposed a resolution yesterday offering congressional support for President Obama’s policy in the North African country. The senators, both high-profile members of the chamber and former nominees for the presidency, sought to project a united front in support of the NATO-led action to protect Libyan civilians from Moammar Khadafy’s forces and curtail the dictator’s ability to wage war. (snip) Some legal scholars say the resolution, despite assurances from McCain and Kerry, does not limit the current mission....
  • Republicans open to more revenue, Graham says

    06/19/2011 3:14:52 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 39 replies
    NBC / Politico ^ | 2011-06-19 | Byron Tau
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Sunday that any Republican-backed plan to raise more government revenue would have to come from eliminating subsidies and tax deductions, not by raising taxes. "No one on the Republican side is going to vote to raise taxes, but I think many of us would look at flattening the tax code, doing away with deductions and exemptions and take that revenue and help pay off the debt," said Graham on NBC's "Meet the Press."
  • McCain uneasy over Republican 'isolationism' (McCain praises Obama for starting war in Libya)

    06/19/2011 2:58:51 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 18 replies
    AFP ^ | 2011-06-19 | Emmanuel Parisse
    WASHINGTON — US Senator John McCain on Sunday expressed concern about growing isolationism in the Republican party, particularly among those vying for the 2012 presidential nomination. McCain, the 2008 Republican nominee, said he was alarmed to hear various candidates at a campaign forum last Monday express opposition to US military involvement in the NATO military assault on Libya's Moamer Kadhafi. "There's always been an isolation strain in the Republican party, that Pat Buchanan (a former Republican presidential contender) wing of our party. But now it seems to have moved more center stage, so to speak," he said. There is no...
  • John McCain keeps up Libya push

    06/14/2011 10:56:31 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 48 replies
    Politico ^ | 2011-06-15 | Meredith Shiner
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Tuesday that a resolution he’s spent months crafting on Libya will likely call on the White House to increase its communication with Congress, an addition that could help pick up support for the stalled measure. Last week the Foreign Relations Committee postponed a mark up of McCain’s resolution, written in partnership with Foreign Relations Chairman John Kerry (D-Mass.), fearing the measure would not get enough votes. “I think as the situation has evolved in Libya, and frankly the lack of consultation and reporting to Congress has gone on, then we will be working on more...
  • Romney’s not the only flip-flopper (Boston Globe compares Romney to Obama)

    06/05/2011 9:47:27 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 5 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | 2011-06-05 | Joan Vennochi
    He’s a flip-flopper who can seem disconnected from average citizens, and wears health care reform as a political albatross around his neck. That’s the standard line of attack against Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. But, the same critique could also apply to President Obama. That means if Romney gets past GOP doubters and wins his party’s nomination, the 2012 election could be a head-to-head between two men with similar vulnerabilities. On the surface, they have little in common. Romney and Obama represent dramatically different backgrounds and cultivate vastly different political images. But they share some interesting traits. With or without...
  • Nixon and today's progressive GOP (RINOs talk like conservatives, govern like Socialists)

    06/04/2011 11:15:14 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 18 replies · 1+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 2011-06-04 | Ellis Washington
    Despite the past two and a half years America has been run by a president who is in every respect a socialist with communist tendencies, the pathetic GOP cannot effectively mount a first-tier candidate to seriously challenge this diminutive Marxist professor. Why? Because for 40 years the GOP has used the rhetoric of conservative Ronald Reagan, but the tactics, strategies and policies of RINO Richard Nixon. Indeed, Reagan is lionized by today's GOP and has been for 30 years since his two successful presidential terms (1981-89), yet it reminds me of the words of Christ rebuking the hypocritical and power-hungry...
  • Tea Party Nation says Boehner's time's run out

    06/02/2011 7:36:28 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 41 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 2011-05-20
    'We cannot fight Obama when we have to fight those who are supposed to be allies.' BY BOB UNRUH The Tea Party Nation, one of the largest groups in the tea party movement that rocked the 2010 elections, ejecting California Rep. Nancy Pelosi from her seat of power and electing a Republican majority in the U.S. House, earlier said that new Republican House Speaker John Boehner should be replaced because of his unwillingness to crack the whip on federal spending. Now Tea Party Nation leaders say they can't wait that long to seek his exit. "Three months ago, TPN called...