Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $53,150
60%  
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 60%!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: strawberries

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Kickstarter campaign seeks John McCain mural for Old Town Scottsdale

    08/20/2018 9:38:51 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 23 replies
    AZ Central | Aug. 19, 2018 | Julian Alberto Hernandez
    https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/scottsdale/2018/08/19/kickstarter-campaign-seeks-john-mccain-mural-old-town-scottsdale/1034390002/
  • Artists raising money to create 4,000-sq-ft McCain mural in Scottsdale

    08/05/2018 8:08:50 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 61 replies
    ktar.com ^ | 8/4/18
    PHOENIX — An Arizona artist created a kickstarter campaign to raise money for a giant mural of Ariz. Sen. John McCain. If the artist can get the funding, he would create the 30-foot-tall by 120-foot-long mural in Old Town Scottsdale. Total, the artwork would be about 4,000 square feet. Aaron Bass began working with Chen + Suchart Studio and Eric Marvin to create a piece of art that would serve “not only a commemoration but a reminder that discourse and discussion are pivotal,” the website said. The concept, tweeted by @mural_the, depicts John McCain’s face with an Arizona flag on...
  • Trump’s Snub of McCain

    08/14/2018 2:48:39 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 104 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 14, 2018 | Peter Alkalay
    President Trump’s refusal to mention John McCain’s name as he was pontificating about the new military spending bill for 28 minutes reveals the inner Trump in a stark way. His inability to mention the senator’s name is a sign of his immaturity, insecurity, fear of competition, vindictiveness and delusional sense of self-importance. He is the quintessential petulant child. Debasing a war hero comes easy to him. Taking credit for a bill bearing Mr. McCain’s name also comes easy to him. He has no moral compass. He has no compass at all.
  • The defense authorization bill is named after John McCain — but Trump didn't mention him

    08/13/2018 3:54:59 PM PDT · by markomalley · 37 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/13/18 | Betsy Klein
    President Trump just signed the National Defense Authorization Act, named after Arizona Sen. John McCain, but the President never once mentioned McCain's name or thanked him. “We would not be here for today’s signing ceremony without the dedicated efforts without the dedicated members of Congress who worked so hard to pass the National Defense Authorization Act,” said Trump while thanking service members and military leadership. However, he did mention Rep. Elise Stefanik, who spoke briefly and represents the district containing Fort Drum, as well as Don Baker, Dan Donovan, Joe Wilson, and Martha McSally.
  • John McCain passes the torch at the International Republican Institute

    08/04/2018 8:31:52 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 51 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 3, 2018 | Josh Rogin
    For the first time in 25 years, the International Republican Institute will have a new leader. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who is battling brain cancer, has decided to step down from his role as chairman of the board of the organization, which for decades he has helped to fight for democracy, freedom, civil society, the rule of law and human rights around the world. McCain’s handoff to IRI’s next chairman, Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), is not a signal that McCain’s health is declining. In fact, several McCain associates say his condition hasn’t changed in recent months and he remains actively...
  • Meghan McCain on her dad: 'I’m scared of America without him'

    08/03/2018 8:19:30 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 90 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 2, 2018 | Yvonne Wingett Sanchez
    In a new wide-ranging magazine interview, Meghan McCain offered details of her relationship with her father, U.S. Sen. John McCain, and how she has coped in the year since his father's brain cancer diagnosis. McCain, a political commentator and co-host of ABC's "The View,' has used her perch to take on President Donald Trump for his repeated attacks on her father, as well his policies and rhetoric. She told Glamour magazine the devastating diagnosis has caused her to approach life as her father did: unafraid. "My father is the sun in my universe,' McCain, 33, told the magazine. "He's the...
  • Marking one-year anniversary of John McCain’s cancer diagnosis, Meghan McCain comes home

    07/23/2018 9:36:37 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 45 replies
    Brinkwire ^ | July 23, 2018 | Brinkwire
    McCain, 81, and those closest to him have not publicly revealed his long-term medical prognosis, but Cindy McCain, in a lengthy statement last week to The Arizona Republic, thanked the medical professionals at Mayo Clinic in Arizona and the National Institutes of Health and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in the Washington, D.C., area, and the caregivers working with McCain at his family’s Cornville retreat “for their superb care of John, and their amazing efforts to treat this terrible disease and its effects.” “That he is still with us one eventful year later, still working at getting stronger, still...
  • John McCain says Donald Trump is helping Putin 'shatter' NATO alliance with Montenegro comments

    07/18/2018 9:04:20 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 61 replies
    Newsweek ^ | July 18, 2018 | Cristina Maza
    Republican Senator John McCain of Arizona lashed out at President Donald Trump on Wednesday for Trump's recent comments about NATO's collective defense obligations. In an interview with Fox News on Tuesday evening, in response to a question by host Tucker Carlson, Trump echoed Carlson's concerns about whether the U.S. should defend a small country like Montenegro if it were to come under attack. McCain, who is known to be hawkish on Russia, accused Trump of toeing the Kremlin line. “The people of #Montenegro boldly withstood pressure from #Putin’s Russia to embrace democracy. The Senate voted 97-2 supporting its accession to...
  • John McCain rips Trump: 'One of the most disgraceful performances by an American president'[tr]

    07/16/2018 4:49:29 PM PDT · by kevcol · 126 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | July 16, 2018 | Al Weaver
    Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., blasted President Trump for his comments during a joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin Monday afternoon, and called it "one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president" in his lifetime. . . . “Coming close on the heels of President Trump’s bombastic and erratic conduct towards our closest friends and allies in Brussels and Britain, today’s press conference marks a recent low point in the history of the American Presidency," McCain said.
  • Trump faces bipartisan criticism over press conference with Putin

    07/16/2018 2:55:20 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 129 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 16, 2018 | Brooke Singman
    President Trump faced harsh bipartisan criticism back home for his Helsinki press conference with Vladimir Putin on Monday, as lawmakers claimed the U.S. president missed a chance to "stand up" to the Russian president on election meddling. The U.S. president, for his part, called the summit with Putin "deeply productive." After Democrats for days called on him to nix the meeting in the wake of indictments against Russian officers for U.S. campaign hacking, Trump said he would "not make decisions on foreign policy in a futile effort to appease partisan critics." He cited progress on a range of issues, and...
  • McCain: Trump's meeting with Putin 'should not move forward'

    07/13/2018 10:41:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 86 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | July 13, 2018 | Daniella Diaz
    Sen. John McCain praised the Department of Justice's announcement of the indictment of 12 Russian intelligence officers for interfering in the 2016 presidential election, adding President Donald Trump shouldn't meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin unless he holds him accountable. "President Trump must be willing to confront Putin from a position of strength and demonstrate that there will be a serious price to pay for his ongoing aggression towards the United States and democracies around the world," the Arizona senator said in a statement Friday. "If President Trump is not prepared to hold Putin accountable, the summit in Helsinki should...
  • McCain to Trump: Cancel meeting if you won't hold Putin accountable

    07/13/2018 1:58:03 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 114 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 13, 2018 | Jordain Carney
    GOP Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) on Friday said that if President Trump isn't prepared to hold Russian President Vladimir Putin "accountable" for aggression toward the U.S. then he should cancel their meeting next week. "President Trump must be willing to confront Putin from a position of strength and demonstrate that there will be a serious price to pay for his ongoing aggression towards the United States and democracies around the world. If President Trump is not prepared to hold Putin accountable, the summit in Helsinki should not move forward," McCain said in a statement.
  • McCain rips Trump for ‘disappointing’ behavior at NATO summit

    07/12/2018 12:32:00 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 144 replies
    The New York Post ^ | July 12, 2018 | Mark Moore
    GOP Sen. John McCain blasted President Trump for his “disappointing” behavior at the NATO summit but assured the alliance that despite the president’s blistering comments, the United States stands solidly behind its longtime allies. “President Trump’s performance at the NATO summit in Brussels was disappointing, yet ultimately unsurprising. There is little use in parsing the president’s misstatements and bluster, except to say that they are the words of one man,” McCain, chair of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said in a statement Thursday. “Americans, and their Congress, still believe in the transatlantic alliance … and it is clear that our...
  • Scarborough Blasts "Mean" Trump Rally Crowd: To Cheer When Trump Mocks John McCain

    07/06/2018 3:01:47 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 45 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | July 6, 2018 | Tim Hains
    MSNBC's 'Morning Joe' hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski comment on President Trump mocking John McCain and George H.W. Bush to the delight of crowds at his rallies: JOE: Mika, we can talk about Donald Trump. We have. But, again, at what point is there decency in the crowd where people stop cheering when he mocks a man who has brain cancer and who is -- again, fighting for his life? A losing struggle for his life. Or George H.W. Bush. A man who fought in World War II. Was shot down by the Japanese, served America overseas as ambassador...
  • If country is first, why won’t McCain show up for SCOTUS vote . . . or resign so someone else can?

    07/05/2018 10:07:17 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 45 replies
    Herman Cain ^ | July 5, 2018 | Dan Calabrese
    I am deeply sorry that John McCain is gravely ill. I have prayed for him. I will continue to do so. But I have a question. McCain has claimed throughout his political career, especially in recent years, that “country first” is his guiding principle. It was even his campaign slogan when he was the Republican nominee in 2008. At the time the emphasis in using the slogan was that he would do what was best for the country rather than what was best for this or that political party, and there is nothing wrong with that providing that what you...
  • Guess It's Fake NEWS McCain to RETIRE July 4

    07/04/2018 9:40:11 PM PDT · by hapnHal · 48 replies
    4 July 18 | hapnHAL
    Is this NEWS or Fake News Guess it's FAKE NEWS (previously reported FR 1 July) John McCain To Resign Senate Seat on the 4th of July, Says Aide. Cindy McCain Offered his Seat Former Republican Nominee for President wants to avoid a defeat for Trump’s SCOTUS nominee Cindy McCain has been offered her husband’s Senate seat
  • John McCain shows gratitude for US military on Independence Day

    07/04/2018 11:58:03 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 80 replies
    KTAR NEWS ^ | JULY 4, 2018 AT 8:52 AM | BY KTAR.COM
    McCain is celebrating at his home in Arizona while he continues physical therapy to combat a deadly form of brain cancer. “One of the greatest privileges of my life has been marking Independence Day with America’s service members and diplomats selflessly serving overseas,” McCain said. “As I spend this Fourth of July at home in Arizona, my thoughts are with these courageous men and women fighting terrorism and tyranny around the world.” The 81-year-old was diagnosed with glioblastoma, a rare and aggressive form of brain cancer, in July 2017. Following his diagnosis, McCain left Washington and returned to his home...
  • Will John McCain's selfishness torpedo Trump's Supreme Court nominee?

    07/03/2018 1:58:48 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 57 replies
    Americanthinker.com ^ | 7/3/18 | Ed Straker
    Republicans theoretically have a 51-49 majority in the Senate, but in practice, it has been 50-49, since John McCain has left the Senate due to his brain cancer and shows no signs of returning. This makes it difficult for the Senate to pass legislation, of course, but since the Senate needs 60 votes for most matters, McCain's absence is not critical. ...except for judicial nominees. Under current rules, only a majority of senators is needed to approve judicial nominees. That's why every senator counts. With McCain's absence, if one Republican senator defects, and no Democrats support Trump's Supreme Court nominee,...
  • John McCain To Resign Senate Seat on the 4th of July, Says Aide. Cindy McCain Offered his Seat

    07/01/2018 10:01:34 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 408 replies
    Santa Monica Observer ^ | July 1, 2018 | Stan Greene
    Former Republican Nominee for President wants to avoid a defeat for Trump's SCOTUS nominee Cindy McCain has been offered her husband's Senate seat Senator John McCain will resign his US Senate seat on July 4, 2018, says an aide who asked not to be named because he was not authorized to speak to the press. "In the end, it was about Kennedy resigning from the Supreme Court," said the aide. "Confirming a (SCOTUS) replacement before the election is considered in the interest of the national Republican party, so that it doesn't become an issue for Dems to run on in...
  • John McCain viewed more favorably by Arizona Democrats than by Republicans

    06/24/2018 8:13:19 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 60 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 25, 2018 | Jennifer De Pinto
    In the latest CBS News Battleground Tracker poll, Arizona voters weighed in on their state's U.S. senators, and each got more negative than positive views. Partisanship shapes opinion, but not in the way we typically see in politics today. GOP Sen. John McCain gets his highest favorable rating from Arizona Democrats of all partisan groups -- 62 percent view him favorably. It's voters in his own party who give McCain his most negative ratings -- nearly 7 in 10 view him unfavorably. …. Retiring Republican Sen. Jeff Flake gets an unfavorable rating from more than half of the state's voters....