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  • MittvMitt: The story of two men trapped in one body (DNC attack on UNELECTABLE Mitt is Devastating)

    03/06/2012 8:24:17 AM PST · by xzins · 91 replies (half a million hits and climbing)
  • ‘Maverick’ McCain arrives in Pakistan

    08/13/2011 8:25:42 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 19 replies
    ISLAMABAD: Former US presidential candidate and senior Republican Senator John McCain is arriving today in the capital as part of ongoing efforts by the US and Pakistan to repair ties damaged by the Abbottabad raid on May 2. McCain, 75, is also a senior member of the US Senate’s Arms Services Committee, which has the power to approve or deny military assistance to Pakistan. He is the most senior US figure to visit Islamabad since Washington withheld $800 million in military assistance to Pakistan last month.
  • 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:
  • 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.
  • 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 ^ |
    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: Libyan rebels seek U.S. recognition, might pay for war costs

    04/23/2011 6:24:26 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 35 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 2011-04-23 | Byron York
    (snip) "I reminded them that Kuwait and Saudi Arabia reimbursed us after Operation Desert Storm," McCain says. "They said they'd be glad to discuss that.(snip) "They're very good people," he says. "Mainly well-educated, a number of women in the [Transitional National Council] -- very normal, dedicated people." (snip) McCain dismissed concerns that rebel forces include some veterans of al Qaeda. "I'm sure that there may be some element there, but I guarantee you that they didn't rise up because they wanted to be al Qaeda fighters," McCain says. "They rose up because they wanted to throw off the yoke of...
  • 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.
  • Collins sponsors sexual orientation workplace anti-discrimination bill (with DIABLO Mark Kirk)

    04/18/2011 9:53:06 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 8 replies
    The Press-Herald, Portland, Me. ^ | 2011-04-14 | Jonathan Riskind
    Sen. Susan Collins is part of a renewed bid to pass a bipartisan bill protecting against workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The Maine Republican is a lead co-sponsor of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, ENDA, along with Democrats Jeff Merkley of Oregon and Tom Harkin of Iowa and Republican Mark Kirk of Illinois.
  • After Tucson, a thaw between Obama and McCain? (McCain reaches across the aisle to Zero)

    01/18/2011 9:17:54 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 23 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2011-01-16 | Dan Balz
    Could the long-icy relationship between President Obama and his 2008 presidential opponent, Sen. John McCain, be thawing? McCain (R-Ariz.) took a significant step toward reconciling with the president in a graceful op-ed in Sunday's Washington Post. If that article marks a genuine fresh beginning, it would be one positive thing to come out of the horrific shooting spree in Tucson eight days ago. McCain and Obama will never be comrades in arms. They have too much history, too much mutual ill will and too many philosophical differences for that. In the two years since McCain went down in defeat against...
  • Is Rudy Giuliani a 2012 dark horse?

    12/22/2010 7:09:21 AM PST · by StatenIsland · 124 replies · 1+ views ^ | 12/22/10 | Christian Heinze
    As a 2008 primary front-runner, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani tanked. But as a 2012 dark horse, he could do surprisingly well. It’s not because Giuliani has shifted; it’s because the Republican Party has. The 2010 election was less about social conservatism than it was fiscal conservatism, and that aligns with Giuliani’s socially moderate and fiscally conservative ideology. There is another promising wind of change blowing Giuliani’s way, one that’s less ideological. This isn’t the era of kinder, gentler politicians. This is the age of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and...
  • Graham urges GOP to address issues important to young people, Hispanics (AMNESTY ALERT)

    06/14/2010 1:02:13 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 27 replies · 422+ views
    The Greenville News, Greenville, SC | 2010-06-15 | Clark Brooks
    Link only, per FR posting rules
  • Graham gives Kagan positive reviews (McLame's lap dog loves liberals)

    05/19/2010 6:07:48 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 52 replies · 1,392+ views
    MSNBC - First Read ^ | 2010-05-19 | Ken Strickland
    Though he withheld comment on whether he will ultimately support her Supreme Court nomination, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham gave Elena Kagan generally positive reviews following their meeting today. "I think she's done a pretty good job" in her current position as U.S. solicitor general, Graham told reporters. He specifically cited her work on issues pertaining to the laws of war -- a topic he described as "something that's near and dear to my heart." "For the most part, I think she's taken pretty well-reasoned positions about legal rights of detainees," he said. But he quickly added, "I really don't know...
  • Citizens United Foes Seek a McCain Stand-In (McCain may attack conservatives after beating J.D.!)

    04/15/2010 9:36:37 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 58 replies · 2,371+ views
    CQ Politics ^ | 2010-04-16 | Matthew Murray
    (snip) Elias and other observers say that the day of reckoning for possible McCain support is Aug. 24, when Arizona voters take to the polls to decide the 2008 GOP presidential nominee’s fate against his primary opponent, GOP former Rep. J.D. Hayworth. Many observers speculate that after the primary, McCain may pivot toward the middle and could ultimately back a Schumer-Van Hollen bill.“Perhaps he’s planning on voting for it, but because of political considerations or other things he just doesn’t want to be out front,” Elias said. “At the end of the day, it may very well be that he...
  • Va.'s McDonnell to endorse McCain in reelection bid, advisers say

    02/23/2010 2:21:42 PM PST · by pissant · 49 replies · 1,064+ views
    Wash Post ^ | 2/23/10 | Anita Kumar
    Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) will endorse Arizona Sen. John McCain in his GOP primary battle with former congressman J.D. Hayworth, advisers to the governor say. McCain asked McDonnell for his backing after having campaigned for the Virginian last year. The 2008 presidential nominee, who is being portrayed by some critics as too moderate, undoubtedly hopes McDonnell can help him in conservative circles.
  • Graham: Congress Needs A Win On Climate Policy

    01/29/2010 9:37:42 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 164 replies · 4,598+ views
    National Journal ^ | 2010-01-27
    Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said today that skeptical Republicans and Democrats should throw their support behind climate change legislation not only because it's good for the economy and the environment, but because Congress desperately needs a win under its belt. "We tried immigration. It's hard. And we failed. We tried Social Security. It's hard. And we failed. We tried health care. It's really hard. And it looks like we're going to have to start over again," Graham somberly told a luncheon audience of energy and climate advocates on the Hill. "On the energy, climate change front, I don't want to...
  • It's time for immigration reform (Graham-Schumer) (BARF ALERT)

    12/26/2009 3:09:02 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 40 replies · 2,136+ views
    (snip) The bill to watch will come from Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.), chairman of the Senate Immigration Subcommittee. Schumer, who has been working with Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), has already set out principles for reform that include rigorous workplace and border enforcement, a realistic assessment of the nation's need for skilled and unskilled labor, a commitment to controlling the future flow of illegal immigration and bringing millions of people away from the edges of society. The Schumer-Graham proposals have promise; we hope 2010 will see the immigration reform the nation so badly needs. (snip)
  • The Opposition: Douglas Holtz-Eakin (McCain was "willing to disappoint Republicans")

    12/23/2009 1:15:37 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 12 replies · 853+ views
    Newsweek / The Washington Post ^ | 2009-12-21 | Robert J. Samuelson
    (snip) SAMUELSON: If John McCain had won, would there be more bipartisanship?HOLTZ-EAKIN: I think so. One reason is mechanical: it would have been a Republican president and a Democratic Congress. You have to operate in a more bipartisan fashion. It's also about style. McCain is more willing to disappoint Republicans than Obama is to disappoint Democrats.(snip)
  • Graham: WH asked me to keep mum on 9/11 trial (Graham now reporting directly to Obama)

    11/14/2009 9:13:37 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 69 replies · 3,264+ views
    Politico ^ | 2009-11-14
    Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who led an effort last week to prevent the Obama Administration from doing just what it did today in directing prosecution of the alleged Sept. 11 plotters into federal court, says he's keeping mum about that decision for now at the request of the White House. "I have been asked by the White House to withhold comment about today’s Guantanamo decision until I can meet face-to-face with the President after he returns from Asia," Graham said in a statement released by his office. "As our Commander in Chief, I will honor his request. I look forward...
  • Joe's No Traitor [Meghan McCain bashes conservatives, praises "moderates"] [Super-BARF alert!]

    11/02/2009 8:25:34 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 58 replies · 1,136+ views
    The Daily Beast ^ | 2009-11-02
    Senator Lieberman’s threat to filibuster the health-care bill isn’t a betrayal of the Democratic Party, says Meghan McCain—it’s a sign of courage. And we need more of it. BY MEGHAN MCCAIN A few weeks ago, I gave a speech at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and one of the questions I was asked was: Aside from your father, who are your favorite senators and politicians? Without hesitation, I said that I admire South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham and Connecticut’s Joe Lieberman. Now before my fellow Republicans start panicking at my fondness for two independent, moderate, and dare I say maverick...
  • GOP's Snowe voting for Democrats' health care bill

    10/13/2009 10:08:19 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 116 replies · 4,877+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/13/09 | Laurie Kellman - ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe says she will vote for a Democratic health care bill, breaking with her party on President Barack Obama's top legislative priority. The Maine senator kept virtually all of Washington guessing how she would vote until she announced it late in the Senate Finance Committee debate Tuesday. Until then, she told reporters, she had not even let Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., in on her secret. She told her colleagues: "When history calls, history calls," even though she had some criticism of the bill.
  • NY 2010: GOP pick sparks revolt on right [NRCC pushes "radical, ultraleftist"]

    10/09/2009 10:03:14 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 38 replies · 2,136+ views
    Politico ^ | 2009-10-08 | Alex Isenstadt & Josh Kraushaar
    The nominee in a looming House special election is at the heart of an angry dispute between conservatives and Republican House leadership, a rift so serious that it threatens the party’s chances of keeping control of the upstate New York seat. At issue is the National Republican Congressional Committee’s support for Dede Scozzafava, a New York assemblywoman who conservatives assert is so liberal that they absolutely cannot support her candidacy. Instead, many conservative groups are rallying behind Doug Hoffman, a third-party candidate running on the Conservative Party line, even though their support for him might pave the way for a...
  • Meghan McCain Talks to UMass Students [about health care, gay rights, bipartisanship, Beck, Palin]

    10/08/2009 12:32:25 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 42 replies · 2,255+ views
    Senator McCain's daughter Meghan was in Amherst on Wednesday night. She talked to the UMass-Amherst Republican Club about her life in the spot light. Meghan McCain is famous in her own right for blogging and writing a column while her father ran for office. She talked about health care reform, gay rights and creating a more civil discourse between Republicans and Democrats. She also Glen Beck and Sarah Palin.
  • History of McCain "Grimace" photo

    02/04/2008 8:14:31 AM PST · by WL-law · 66 replies · 3,670+ views
    self | 2-4-08 | WL-Law
    Many FR threads have included the infamous picture of John McCain, teeth-gritted and looking at "somebody" with pure hatred and contempt. In fact, the picture has been seen by many as strong evidence of McCain's personality 'flaw', and certainly it's representative of that. But what's MISSING from the picture is at least as important as the picture itself. Here's a best-available full view -- but you still can't see the full context. Who's the object of McCain's nasty grimace? -- well, you can't see it in the picture. For those not aware, the "object" was none other than -- candidate...
  • Chuck Grassley and the RINO wing [of the GOP]

    10/04/2009 9:34:52 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 9 replies · 1,038+ views
    Renew America ^ | 2009-10-05 | Nathan Tabor
    There hasn't been a more controversial piece of Congressional and Senate legislation than the proposed health care program in my memory. In spite of polls revealing a majority of Americans oppose the current health care proposals, the Democrats are pushing hard to pass their legislation as quickly as possible. The American people are seeking to have their voices heard through their elected officials including conservatives, but the US Senate appears to be oblivious to that fact — including Republican senators such as Iowa's Chuck Grassley. Rather than fighting this attempt at an oppressive government takeover of the private sector, Senator...
  • Lindsey Graham Hits Glenn Beck and Bill O'Reilly

    10/01/2009 2:55:41 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 98 replies · 3,497+ views
    CBS ^ | October 1, 2009 | Brian Montopoli
    Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham Thursday blamed the lack of civility in today's political discourse on voters' willingness to send confrontational representatives to Washington as well as the 24-hour news cycle, talk radio and organizations like "Can you imagine writing the Constitution today?" Graham said during a conversation with Jeffrey Goldberg at The First Draft of History, a conference in Washington, D.C. produced by The Atlantic, the Newseum and The Aspen Institute. He speculated that Fox News host Bill O'Reilly would complain that "Ben Franklin [is] giving in on something." Asked what he thinks of another Fox News personality, Glenn...
  • Is Gov. Crist A Republican? [Crist throws the GOP, conservatives under the bus]

    09/29/2009 5:21:48 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 26 replies · 1,003+ views
    TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Charlie Crist is a Republican. But in so many ways, you wouldn't know it -- from championing felon rights to backing the federal stimulus package, he's bucked his party's agenda until now. Crist welcomed President Barack Obama to the Sunshine State with open arms seven months ago. The president was here to campaign for the stimulus. That was then and this is now. "There are concerns that we have about the direction of this administration," Crist said on CNN. Crist said the country won't vote for Obama again. The governor even hit national news Tuesday morning to...
  • Sen. McCain: It's one of the most difficult times in the history of this country

    09/18/2009 7:59:25 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 145 replies · 3,406+ views
    The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson, Ariz. ^ | 2009-09-18 | Stephanie Innes
    A health care town hall in Oro Valley today (Friday, Sept. 18) and hosted by Sen. John McCain was more of a love-in than shouting match. About 800 people, most of them demonstrative McCain supporters, attended the event at the Oro Valley Church of the Nazarene.
  • Meghan McCain speeds ahead [as a MSM tool to attack "extremist" conservatives] [barf!]

    09/16/2009 2:51:08 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 51 replies · 8,595+ views
    The blogging, tweeting, one-woman sensation is cutting a wide swath across the media landscape. BY JAMES RAINEY (snip) More importantly, we should abide Meghan McCain, at least for now, because she has tried to do some good, and tell at least a few small truths, on her initial orbit through the media firmament. Giddy girl-gab notwithstanding, McCain is one of the few voices in the Republican Party to speak out against the extremists who lately have been spinning out dark conspiracy theories about the fate of the nation. She has called for a more civil public discourse. (snip)
  • Caption McCain, Graham at the Citadel Town Hall Today

    09/14/2009 2:16:21 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 38 replies · 1,946+ views
  • SC: Sen. Graham Discusses Health Care, Rep. Wilson at Town Hall [wants to compromise with Obama]

    09/13/2009 8:46:30 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 24 replies · 939+ views
    WLTX-TV Channel 19 Columbia, SC | 2009-09-13
    Link only, per FR copyright and excerpt rules
  • SC: Graham gets down to details with constituents ["I’m a free-market guy with a heart"]

    09/13/2009 8:43:13 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 12 replies · 563+ views
    The State, Columbia, SC ^ | 2009-09-13 | John Monk
    Whatever your philosophy, there was something for almost everyone in Sen. Lindsey Graham’s performance Sunday at a town hall meeting at the University of South Carolina that drew more than 350. “I’m a free-market guy with a heart,” said Graham, a South Carolina Republican serving his second term in the Senate. Graham — using simple language and folksy stories about his upbringing, in which government handouts helped his struggling family — explained for almost two hours his complex political views on equally complex political issues.
  • GOP provides backing for Obama's war effort [McCain, Cantor helping Obama]

    09/11/2009 8:33:49 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 13 replies · 992+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 2009-09-12 | David R. Sands
    Facing fire from his own party over the deteriorating situation in Afghanistan, President Obama is getting cover from an unlikely source: Republicans. Sen. John McCain of Arizona and House Minority Whip Eric Cantor of Virginia are among a growing faction of congressional Republicans speaking up for the Democratic president as he faces questions of whether to escalate the U.S. troop presence in an increasingly bloody conflict. Mr. Cantor, who has helped lead the fight in the House GOP caucus against much of Mr. Obama's domestic agenda, voiced support Friday for Mr. Obama's willingness to carry the fight to the Taliban...
  • McCain, Graham plan Town Hall

    09/11/2009 10:34:02 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 54 replies · 2,566+ views
    The Post and Courier, Charleston, SC ^ | 2009-09-11 | Robert Behre
    U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham and his close ally Sen. John McCain will appear in Charleston at 9 a.m. Monday for a Town Hall meeting at The Citadel. The meeting is open to the public, and both Republican senators will take questions about health care and other topics.
  • This is Why Senator McCain Lost [McInsane throws Sarah under the bus for The One] [Rush Limbaugh]

    09/10/2009 9:43:03 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 34 replies · 3,230+ views
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 2009-09-10
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I have been asked if we got sound bites of McCain this morning on the Today Show. Let me quickly look here at it sound bite roster. I don't believe so. Let's see. We don't have any McCain. What did McCain say on the Today Show? What did he say? Hmm? Hmm? Hm-hm. Hm-hm. He threw Palin under the bus? Well, that's because Obama gave him a big compliment last night. McCain was out there giving a thumbs up. Marty in Virginia Beach, you're next on the EIB Network. Hi. CALLER: Hi. One of the things that...
  • Obamacare Or Romneycare? ["If Obama is a socialist, why isn't Romney?"]

    09/10/2009 10:37:24 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 52 replies · 3,009+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | 2009-09-10 | Andrew Sullivan
    Ambers ponders the import of the popular universal health insurance policy in Massachusetts. The weirdest thing about the Republicans right now is that their most viable candidate next time backed almost exactly the healthcare reform Obama is proposing. If Obama is a socialist, why isn't Romney?
  • Sen. McCain and Valerie Jarrett React to Obama's Speech [lauds Obama, says GOP want bipartisanship]

    09/10/2009 1:39:12 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 87 replies · 3,537+ views
    (snip) SEN. JOHN MCCAIN (R), ARIZONA: Well, I thought the president is eloquent. I thought he had a lot of passion. (snip) MCCAIN: I hope he gets a bill. I hope we can sit down together and do the things that all of us agree on. And there are a number of things that are -- that we can agree on. And I think the American people, obviously, want that. I don't know what the administration and the Democrats will insist on. Facts are stubborn things. The bills so far have had no bipartisanship associated with it. They were drawn...
  • Laura Bush praises Obama, bemoans excessive partisanship

    09/09/2009 12:16:27 PM PDT · by Route797 · 145 replies · 3,778+ views
    CNN ^ | 9-08-2009 | Zain Verjee
    PARIS, France (CNN) -- Former first lady Laura Bush praised the performance of her husband's successor Monday, breaking with many Republicans in telling CNN that she thinks President Obama is doing a good job under tough circumstances.
  • McCain addresses civic leaders [calls for "bipartisan" overhaul of Medicare] [attacks TARP]

    09/09/2009 12:46:14 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 16 replies · 1,051+ views
    The Explorer, Tucson Ariz. ^ | 2009-09-09 | Patrick McNamara
    (snip) McCain also spoke about the raft of national spending bills over the past year, including the $787 billion financial bailout of 2008, $700 billion for the stimulus plan and the $83 billion rescue of the auto industry. Taken with other measures, the spending would saddle the country with as much as $9 trillion of debt future generations would have to pay, the senator said. "What I'm wary about is that we're committing an act of generational theft," McCain said.(snip) He advocated for reforms of Medicare, saying the system likely would go broke within seven years if Congress and the...
  • Reconsidering John McCain [Trib-Review owner slaps McCain for being too cozy with Ted Kennedy]

    09/05/2009 9:37:05 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 22 replies · 1,734+ views
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | 2009-09-06 | Dick Scaife
    (snip) Listening to Sen. McCain's elegy, however, I found myself increasingly bothered. "We disagreed on most issues," McCain said at one point, "but I admired his passion for his convictions ... ." Really? Kennedy was the farthest-left liberal during nearly five decades in the U.S. Senate. McCain, just one year ago, campaigned for president, proclaiming his conservative convictions. And without doubt, Kennedy's wholehearted support of Barack Obama helped to torpedo McCain's campaign. Perhaps one moment disturbed me most: "When we worked together on the immigration issue," McCain recalled, "we had a daily morning meeting with other interested senators. He and...
  • Hillary movie case could change campaign finance [McCain-Feingold] [SCOTUS]

    09/05/2009 3:21:32 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 4 replies · 1,013+ views
    AP ^ | 2009-09-05 | Jesse J. Holland & Mark Sherman
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court appears poised to wipe away limits on campaign spending by corporations and labor unions in time for next year's congressional elections in a case that began as a dispute over a movie about Hillary Rodham Clinton. The justices return to the bench Wednesday — nearly a month early — to consider whether to overrule two earlier decisions that restrict how and when corporations and unions can take part in federal campaigns. Laws that impose similar limits in 24 states also are threatened. The court first heard arguments in March in the case of whether...
  • McCain raps Dems' health-care pitches [but may vote for them anyways] [wants to be bipartisan]

    09/05/2009 12:53:18 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 28 replies · 1,406+ views
    The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson, Ariz. ^ | 2009-09-05 | Phil Villarreal
    Sen. John McCain blasted Democrats' plans for a health-care overhaul Friday in Oro Valley at the annual conference of the League of Arizona Cities and Towns. In a generally jovial mood at the Hilton El Conquistador Golf and Tennis Resort, before an adoring crowd that gave him two standing ovations, he joked: "Every place I go, everybody says, 'I voted for ya,' 'I voted for ya.' I'm about to demand a recount." . . . . . On whether he would vote for health-care reform if the public option were removed:"It would have to depend on the legislation. There are...
  • Sen. Snowe Floats Idea of Public Option as Backup Plan (Talks about "Trigger" option)

    09/04/2009 7:12:04 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 63 replies · 2,205+ views ^ | September 4, 2009 | Christina Bellantoni and Jennifer Haberkorn
    The Senate Finance Committee's bipartisan negotiating team is expected to continue talks Friday on a health care reform plan that the vice president predicted would eventually pass the Congress. "As bleak as it looks, you know, always darkest before the dawn," Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. said Thursday, after a speech at the Brookings Institution, a liberal think tank. "The prospects of success are high. I think they are very high." The Finance Committee's "gang of six" -- three Republicans and three Democrats -- plans to hold its second teleconference call since the August break. The group was given...
  • GOP Pollster Finds Political Parallels to 1994 on Health Care [but RINOs may assist Obama]

    08/27/2009 4:12:06 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 10 replies · 1,665+ views
    Roll Call / Politics Daily ^ | 2009-08-27 | Steven T. Dennis
    Republican pollster Bill McInturff of Public Opinion Strategies released a new poll Thursday suggesting parallels between opposition to former President Bill Clinton’s failed health care plan and the opposition to President Barack Obama’s plan this year. In polls taken by the firm in June 1994 and August 2009, about a quarter of those surveyed supported the reform efforts and more than a third opposed them. “It’s déjà vu all over again,” McInturff told reporters. McInturff, who polled for the effective “Harry and Louise” television commercials that the insurance industry ran during the Clinton-era debate, counts insurance companies, hospitals, doctors and...
  • McCain Ties 'Gang of 14' to Health Care Fight [bohica alert]

    08/27/2009 10:25:22 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 12 replies · 773+ views
    CQ Politics ^ | 2009-08-27
    If the Democrats decide to use budget reconciliation rules to try to pass the health care overhaul — a strategy that would allow them to push through the most contentious changes with a simple majority, rather than 60 votes — expect to hear Sen. John McCain of Arizona draw a lot of comparisons to the fight he helped lead four years ago to preserve judicial filibusters. In 2005, McCain was the Republican co-chair of the “Gang of 14,” a bipartisan group of senators who blocked a Republican plan to stop Democrats from filibustering President George W. Bush’s judicial nominees. The...
  • Senator McCain Still Doesn't Get It [Rush Limbaugh] [McInsane gives Obama political cover]

    08/26/2009 2:43:26 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 10 replies · 860+ views
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 2009-08-26
    RUSH: Move on to Senator McCain and his town hall yesterday. You know, President Obama is preparing to pass an extinguished torch to future generations of Americans. Remember President Kennedy? (JFK impression) "The torch has been passed to a new generation." Obama is going to pass a torch only the torch he passes is going to be extinguished. The torch he's going to pass is one of fascism. And this health care debacle. So McCain has a town hall yesterday -- and, folks, it's worse than I thought it was going to be. My reaction to it was negative. It...
  • AZ 2010: McCain To Hold Central Valley Health Care Town Hall [today!] [heads up, Ariz. Freepers!]

    08/26/2009 10:19:21 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 11 replies · 1,005+ views
    Phoenix, AZ – U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) will hold a town hall to discuss health care reform Wednesday, August 26, 2009 at 5:30 pm PT. Immediately following the town hall, Senator McCain will participate in a media availability. WHO: U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ)WHAT: Town hall on health care reformWHEN: Wednesday, August 26, 2009, (ALL TIMES LOCAL) Press check-in - 4:45 pm Town hall – 5:30 pm Media availability – 6:30 pmWHERE: North Phoenix Baptist Church 5757 North Central Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85012 ***Press attending the event should register with Leah Geach at no later than 3:00 pm...
  • McCain To Rescue Of ObamaCare?

    08/25/2009 5:35:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 51 replies · 1,670+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 25, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Health Care: "First, do no harm" is never the maxim of Washington politicians. With a public uprising killing ObamaCare, Sen. John McCain wants "to sit down with the president" and resuscitate it.IBD Exclusive Series: Government-Run Healthcare: A Prescription For FailureAt a town hall in Sun City, Ariz., on Tuesday, the defeated Republican presidential nominee displayed a chart featuring some good health care reform ideas. They included tort reform to reduce the $200 billion a year added to health costs thanks to medical malpractice awards; a sizable tax credit to pay for insurance; and allowing Americans to cross state lines to...
  • McCain: Kennedy 'always kept his word'

    08/26/2009 9:53:44 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 27 replies · 1,255+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 2009-08-26 | Foon Rhee
    Senator John McCain of Arizona, the Republican presidential nominee last year, today praised Senator Edward M. Kennedy's willingness to work with Republicans on issues facing the country. "Ted Kennedy had this unique way of doing hand-to-hand combat on the floor of the Senate," McCain said on CNN. "And as soon as we stopped our speechmaking, he'd come over and put his arm around you and make everybody appreciate that we had our differences, politically, but personally we could be friends and work together as colleagues and friends for the good of the country." "Probably the most overrated aspect of the...
  • AZ 2010: Hundreds crowd McCain's health care town hall [McCain booed] [angry mob turned away]

    08/25/2009 12:55:29 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 47 replies · 2,851+ views
    The Valley focused on health care reform as Sen. John McCain and two fellow Republican members of Congress held town hall meetings Tuesday. Hundreds of seniors packed the Grace Bible Church in Sun City, with dozens of others turned away at the door and dozens others watching the town hall in an overflow room. McCain stated his case at the start. "We want affordable and available health care for all Americans. What we cannot -- and must not -- do is the, quote, public option, which really is the government option," McCain told the crowd. Plans under discussion do not...
  • RUSH: Senator McCAIN Poised to SNATCH DEFEAT FROM the Jaws of VICTORY

    08/24/2009 8:14:27 PM PDT · by Yosemitest · 37 replies · 2,436+ views ^ | Monday, August 24, 2009 | Rush Limbaugh
    Senator McCain Poised to Snatch Defeat from the Jaws of Victory August 24, 2009 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Try this, ladies and gentlemen. State-controlled Associated Press: "Senator John McCain says that President Obama will have to drop proposals for a government-run health insurance option if he hopes to reach congressional agreement on health care reform." So far, so good. I'm still reminded of last week. I was laughing myself silly when news came out and how big news it was that McCain was voting with Republicans. (laughing)Our nominee, our presidential nominee, and there was a huge story, about it: "Ah,...