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  • John McCain: 'Never forgive' John Lewis over vague church bombing reference

    01/15/2017 4:36:24 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 26 replies
    AL.com ^ | July 31, 2013 | Madison Underwood
    U.S. Sen. John McCain has been known to hold a grudge, but there's one grudge the Republican from Arizona has been holding for nearly five years now. It stems back to comments U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia, made during the 2008 presidential race, when McCain and his veep pick, then-Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, were running a heated campaign against then-Sens. Barack Obama and Joe Biden. In a lengthy New Republic interview with McCain published Tuesday, McCain compares some of the rhetoric his campaign was using against Obama ("palling around with terrorists") to rhetoric directed at his campaign. "With all due...
  • 'Ordinary 'citizen' John McCain dispatched a trusted aide across the Atlantic to get dirty dossier

    01/13/2017 9:17:25 AM PST · by Kazan · 83 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12 January 2017 | NIKKI SCHWAB
    The Guardian charted the path the dirty dossier made from a British intelligence professional to Sen. John McCain and then the FBI McCain, 80, put out a statement Wednesday saying that he was the bureau's source of the controversial dossier The Arizona Republican found out about the dossier's existence while at a meeting in Canada and dispatched an emissary to hunt it down He met an ex-British diplomat in Canada - now identified as Sir Andrew Wood -who in one version of events told him about the file Wood is a former associate of Tony Blair the ex-British prime minister,...
  • McCain, Graham Push Bipartisan Bill to Increase Russia Sanctions

    01/12/2017 12:03:36 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 33 replies
    Yahoo ^ | January 10, 2017
    John McCain, R-Ariz., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., are set to release a bipartisan bill to increase sanctions on Russia over the country's interference in the U.S. presidential election. The Countering Russian Hostilities Act of 2017, whose chief sponsor is Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland, will depute at an afternoon press conference, Politico reports. The bill is intended as a message that the GOP wishes to repudiate Russia for its hostile actions despite Republican president-elect Donald Trump has publicly questioned the country's involvement in the hack of the Democratic National Committee.
  • Senator John McCain 1st to hide behind Obama’s Citizenship

    01/12/2017 9:59:47 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 17 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/12/17 | Judi McLeod
    America deserves much better than the jealousy-driven, dirt-digging, gossip-monger called Arizona Senator John McCain Following in the footsteps of his outgoing leader President Barack Hussein Obama, Senator John McCain is trying to plaster the sudden status of ‘citizenship’ as his end all and be all. In his ‘GoodBye but I’m still here’ Farewell speech on Tuesday, Obama proclaimed that now that he’s one himself, citizenship is the strongest pillar of democracy. McCain, who admitted yesterday it was he who passed the dirty dossier of claims of a Russian blackmail plot against president elect Donald J. Trump was only doing ‘what...
  • The Neocon’s declaration of war against Trump

    01/12/2017 12:32:15 AM PST · by rx · 21 replies
    The Saker ^ | 1/11/17 | The Saker Staff
    1. The document [that Buzzfeed released] has no letterhead, no identification, no date, no nothing. For many good technical and even legal reasons, sensitive intelligence documents are created with plenty of tracking and identification information. For example, such a document would typically have a reference to the unit which produced it or an number-letter combination indicating the reliability of the source and of the information it contains. 2. The classification CONFIDENTIAL/SENSITIVE SOURCE is a joke. If this was a true document its level of classification would be much, much higher than “confidential” and since most intelligence documents come from sensitive...
  • Senator John McCain Pushed Trump Dossier to the Intel Community

    01/11/2017 11:50:54 AM PST · by drewh · 132 replies
    Big Government ^ | 11 Jan 2017 | John Hayward
    The Daily Mail on Wednesday reported that Senator John McCain (R-AZ) pushed the dossier full of unverified claims about Donald Trump to the FBI: Sworn Donald Trump enemy John McCain admitted Wednesday that he passed the dossier of claims of a Russian blackmail plot against the president-elect. The Arizona senator issued a public statement amid mounting questions of his exact role in the affair – and how a document riddled with errors and unverifiable claims came to be published. ‘Late last year, I received sensitive information that has since been made public,’ he said. ‘Upon examination of the contents, and...
  • It was me: Sworn Trump enemy John McCain admits HE handed smear dossier to FBI

    01/11/2017 8:40:04 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 115 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | January 11,2017 | By DARREN BOYLE
    Arizona Senator who disowned Trump before election admits he handed document outlining claims of Kremlin blackmail to FBI Brief statement claims that he received it and gave it directly to FBI Director James Comey because he was 'unable to make judgment about accuracy' But Washington reporter Carl Bernstein says former British ambassador to Moscow handed it to McCain Ambassador has not been named - and author of report also gave to FBI agent he knew at its station in Rome months ago Report was apparently paid for first BY Republican enemies of Trump then by Democrats Sworn Donald Trump enemy...
  • The REAL John McCain - Bully, Traitor, Liar, Adulterer and Warmongering Criminal (with videos)

    01/11/2017 7:33:07 AM PST · by Freemeorkillme · 86 replies
    FourWinds10.com ^ | February 28, 2008 | Roland C. Eyears
    It is now clear that what is left of the Republicon Party, after being fatally poisoned by the Bush administration, intents to commit suicide by nominating Senator John McCain (R-Hanoi) for the presidency. Where do I start? THE EARLY YEARS McCain spent his boyhood in exclusive boarding schools where staffers were paid to put up with his tirades. We all did some immature things before we matured. But with McCain, the tirades continue today. Had he not been the son and grandson of admirals, there is scant chance he would have been admitted to the U.S. Naval Academy. Given his...
  • Pouting Spooks Leak to ABC News

    12/05/2005 7:24:38 PM PST · by Venator · 30 replies · 633+ views
    Never Yet Melted ^ | December 5, 2005 | JDZ
    ABC News is reporting that Current and former CIA officers speaking to ABC News on the condition of confidentiality say the United States scrambled to get all the suspects off European soil before Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice arrived there today. The officers say 11 top al Qaeda suspects have now been moved to a new CIA facility in the North African desert. The disgrunted intelligence officers even disclosed an actual list of 12 high-value targets allegedly held by the CIA, and ABC is reporting it : Abu Zubaydah: Held first in Thailand then Poland Ibn Al-Shaykh al-Libi: Held in...
  • FBI chief given dossier by John McCain alleging secret Trump-Russia contacts

    01/10/2017 8:18:36 PM PST · by FR_addict · 144 replies
    www.theguardian.com ^ | Jan 10, 2017 | Julian Borger
    Senator John McCain passed documents to the FBI director, James Comey, last month alleging secret contacts between the Trump campaign and Moscow and that Russian intelligence had personally compromising material on the president-elect himself. The material, which has been seen by the Guardian, is a series of reports on Trump’s relationship with Moscow. They were drawn up by a former western counter-intelligence official, now working as a private consultant. The Guardian has not been able to confirm the veracity of the documents’ contents, and the Trump team has consistently denied any hidden contacts with the Russian government...
  • McCain, Graham call for greater sanctions against Russia

    01/08/2017 11:53:00 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 121 replies
    MSN ^ | January 8, 2017 | Erin Kelly
    WASHINGTON — Republican Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham pushed Sunday for greater sanctions against Russia for trying to influence the U.S. election and said President-elect Donald Trump is in danger of being in conflict with congressional Republicans if he doesn't get tougher on Russian President Vladimir Putin. The two senators, in a joint interview on Meet the Press, also said the U.S. intelligence community's evidence of Russian interference during the American presidential campaign is overwhelming, and that Trump should accept those findings. "You can't go on with your life as a democracy when a foreign entity is trying to...
  • Very Powerful People In The U.S. Government Want War – This Is Their Sales Pitch

    01/05/2017 11:32:48 PM PST · by greeneyes · 112 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 1/5/2017 | Tyler Durden
    The rising hysteria about Russia is best understood as fulfilling two needs for Official Washington: the Military Industrial Complex’s transitioning from the “war on terror” to a more lucrative “new cold war” – and blunting the threat that a President Trump poses to the neoconservative/liberal-interventionist foreign-policy establishment......... We need to understand that those who want this war will be absolutely relentless. The sales pitch will not end until they get exactly what they want.....
  • McConnell Tells McCain and Graham ‘Knock it Off’ (RE: "The Vast Russian Conspiracy”)

    01/03/2017 7:00:27 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 87 replies
    Today a Politico article reveals the John McCain/Lindsey Graham push to create an international crisis with Russia has found push-back from an unlikely source, Senate Leader Mitch McConnell. (Politico) John McCain and Lindsey Graham are backing off of their push for a select committee on cybersecurity after Russian interference in the election, bowing to the political reality that the Senate Republican Conference largely does not back their idea. […] “We’re just going to move with the individual committees and see how that works. If it doesn’t work, we’ll regroup,” [Lindsey] Graham said in an interview. The House Intelligence Committee Chairman...
  • Top GOP senators: Aleppo 'will be a testament to our moral failure and everlasting shame'

    12/13/2016 12:23:45 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 156 replies
    Republican Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham issued a blistering statement Tuesday condemning the US' failure to act to prevent the "slaughter" of hundreds of thousands of people in Syria. "The words 'never again' ring hollow today with reports that Aleppo is falling to Assad regime forces," the senators wrote, amid reports that forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad were on the brink of fully recapturing the besieged city of Aleppo from opposition forces. "For four long years, Aleppo has been at the center of the Assad regime's war on the Syrian people," the statement continued. "Together with its...
  • Connecting the dots: Jerks Graham/McCain, Trump, Syria...

    12/12/2016 10:44:54 AM PST · by Mamzelle · 33 replies
    Mamzelle | Manzelle
    Been furious and steaming over Lundsey Graham and his treatment of the election and this fake Russian story. So I've been searching and studying and applying "follow the money" and I have come to some conclusions I have not read anywhere else.
  • Aleppo battle: Assad says victory in city would be 'huge step'

    12/08/2016 1:40:01 AM PST · by Nextrush · 36 replies
    BBC News ^ | 12/8/2016 | BBC
    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said a victory for his army in Aleppo would be a "huge step" towards ending the country's five-year civil war. But he added that the defeat of rebel groups in the northern city would not end the conflict. The rebels called for a five-day truce to allow the evacuation of civilians, after withdrawing from their last strongholds in Aleppo's Old City. But Mr. Assad ruled out any ceasefires, as his army continues its offensive. This is despite new calls for an immediate truce from the US and five Western powers.... Utter ruins in recaptured districts-the...
  • McCain disappointed with Trump withdrawal from TPP

    11/24/2016 9:06:04 AM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 78 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/24/16 | Jordain Corney
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Tuesday that President-elect Donald Trump's pledge to pull out of an Obama administration trade deal is predictable but disappointing. "The President-elect’s announcement that he intends to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, though anticipated, is still a disappointment to those of us who still believe in free trade and the importance of America’s strategic role in the Asia-Pacific region," McCain, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said in a statement. He added that Trump's decision to pull out of the trade deal, which is already expected to die on the vine in this year's lame-duck...
  • Shocking Benghazi E-Mails Between AP Reporter, Obama Flack; Bozell Denounces on Fox

    05/01/2014 6:35:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 5/1/14 | staff
    MRC president Brent Bozell appeared on “The Kelly File” with substitute host Martha MacCallum to discuss new e-mails about Benghazi and Fox News coverage of Benghazi. The e-mails are between State Department PR operative Victoria Nuland and friendly Associated Press reporter Matt Lee, discussing the alleged “BS” on Fox during “The O’Reilly Factor” on September 13, 2012, two days after the consulate attacks. Bozell thought the Obama publicist and the AP reporter sounded way too much like each other. (Video, transcript below)
  • John McCain: 'I might write in Lindsey Graham'

    10/11/2016 6:31:12 AM PDT · by kevcol · 145 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 10, 2016 | Daniel Chaitin
    During a debate Monday evening in Phoenix, Ariz., in which the Republican incumbent faced off against Democratic Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, McCain revealed he just might write in a friend of his in the Senate. "I think I might write in Lindsey Graham," McCain replied, referring to his fellow senator and former Republican presidential candidate. "He's an old, good friend of mine and a lot of people like him," he added with a smile.
  • The Wife He left Behind

    10/08/2016 5:34:04 PM PDT · by scooby321 · 19 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/7/2008 | Sharon Churcher
    Now that Hillary Clinton has at last formally withdrawn from the race for the White House, the eyes of America and the world will focus on Barack Obama and his Republican rival Senator John McCain.
  • Fox News Alert: John McCain wins Arizona GOP primary

    08/30/2016 9:00:11 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 189 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 30, 2016 | Fox News
    CAMPAIGN 2016: Arizona Sen. McCain easily defeats Republican primary challengers
  • John McCain is in the fight of his political life in the age of Donald Trump

    08/29/2016 11:57:04 AM PDT · by bkopto · 41 replies
    WACOMPOST ^ | 8/29/2016 | Paul Kane
    The most immediate embodiment of McCain’s problems is Kelli Ward, 47, a former state senator who knows that Trump crushed the field in the March presidential primary by stoking the fires of Arizona’s long-running battles over illegal immigrants crossing the southern border. Ward is McCain’s main primary challenger Tuesday; she has attended Trump rallies and embraced his rhetoric while highlighting McCain’s bipartisan work on immigration bills that would grant undocumented immigrants a path to citizenship. “He’s the champion of compromise,” she said of McCain in an hour-long interview in a Scottsdale campaign office, not intending it as a compliment. Public...
  • US Senator John McCain: "I know ISIS intimately, I've met them and I talk to them all the time."

    08/12/2016 7:56:51 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 42 replies
    Youtube ^ | 01/24/15
    He's all buddies with the CIA/MOSSAD snackbar boys.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgLj5s0Xk8A  http://www.foxnews.com/transcript/2014/09/16/mccain-lack-mideast-help-result-american-indecision/      
  • Romney, McCain, Bush, other major Republicans Set to Endorse Libertarian Gary Johnson for President

    08/06/2016 4:23:23 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 180 replies
    The Santa Monica Observer ^ | August 6, 2016 | Stan Greene
    Mitt Romney, George Bush 41 and George Bush 43, as well as other mainstream Republican party figures, are set to endorse Libertarian Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson next week, say sources within the "Never Trump" movement and other disaffected Republicans. Johnson, the former Republican governor of New Mexico, is known for having balanced the budget during his 8 year tenure. The Libertarian's Vice presidential running mate is also a former Republican governor, William Weld of Massachusetts.
  • Convention Delegates Show Lukewarm Support for McCain Reelction (Frank Luntz stunned!)

    07/23/2016 5:35:27 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 48 replies
    When Arizona delegates to the Republican National Convention were asked Thursday how many would not vote for Sen. John McCain in next month's primary, more than half of their hands went up. The question stunned veteran pollster Frank Luntz, who had asked it as a part of a presentation on the last day of the convention on the challenges facing the party - one of which was party unity. "Oh my God," Luntz said. "Where's the chairman? You should have told me this before."
  • John McCain Challenger Kelli Ward: McCain Values ‘Maintaining Power’ over Average Americans

    07/21/2016 11:18:21 AM PDT · by Javeth · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 Jul 2016 | Dan Riehl
    Dr. Kelli Ward, the candidate for U.S. Senate in Arizona running against Sen. John McCain, told Breitbart News Daily SiriusXM host Stephen K. Bannon that McCain is not at the GOP Convention in Cleveland to hear many so called “little people” speak because he’s more interested in “maintaining his power, maintaining the status quo in Washington, D.C., and making sure that the establishment strongholds that are in our Beltway remain strong.”
  • John McCain Is About To Do Something That Would Hand The Election To Hillary Clinton

    07/09/2016 5:28:15 PM PDT · by Robert DeLong · 181 replies
    After attending a fundraiser for John McCain’s Senate re-election — a campaign in which McCain is locked in a tight race with conservative primary challenger Kelli Ward — Kristol mused on Twitter if McCain would run as an independent candidate in the presidential election. But while Kristol was just speculating, McCain added intrigue to the Stop Trump movement with his surprise announcement that the delegates should be free to vote their conscience at the upcoming Republican Convention
  • AP Pic Of Biden Trashing American Flag Up On Yahoo

    09/07/2008 5:53:17 AM PDT · by pjsbro · 84 replies · 557+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 08/28/2008 | (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
    Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., his wife, Jill, center, and Michelle Obama, wife of Democratic presidential nominee, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., applaud during talk on the final night at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2008. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
  • Trump, seeking GOP unity, has tense meeting with Senate Republicans

    07/07/2016 10:16:51 AM PDT · by ObozoMustGo2012 · 89 replies
    WaPo ^ | 7/7/16 | Sean Sullivan and Philip Rucker
    Donald Trump’s private meeting Thursday with Senate Republicans — designed to foster greater party unity ahead of the national convention in Cleveland — grew combative as the presumptive presidential nominee admonished three senators who have been critical of his candidacy and predicted they would lose their reelection bids, according to two Republican officials with direct knowledge of the exchanges. Trump’s most tense exchange was with Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), who has been vocal in his concerns about the business mogul’s candidacy, especially his rhetoric and policies on immigration that the senator argues alienate many Latino voters and others in Arizona....
  • McCain Primary Challenger Dr. Kelli Ward Trolls #NeverTrump’s Bill Kristol with Thank You Card

    07/03/2016 1:16:01 PM PDT · by Javeth · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/2/2016 | Jen Lawrence
    Dr. Kelli Ward wants to thank #NeverTrump’s Bill Kristol. After Breitbart News reported that #NeverTrump leader Kristol had floated McCain’s name as a possible independent candidate to undermine presumptive nominee Donald Trump, Dr. Ward reports having a “record fundraising haul.”
  • McCain Promises Hearings on Military's New Transgender Policy, Including the Cost

    07/01/2016 7:06:54 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 1, 2016 | 9:30 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    The chairmen of the House and Senate Armed Services Committees say they want answers from the Obama administration on its new transgenders-in-the-military policy. Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas), the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, is questioning whether transgender troops will meet military readiness requirements. And Sen. John McCain, his Senate counterpart, is promising hearings on the matter. “It’s very hard for me right now to make a judgment,” McCain told Fox News on Thursday. “I will be calling up the chiefs of the services, those men in uniform who are the heads of the military, and asking their views,...
  • John McCain's desperate flailing in primary against Kelli Ward (and Ryan's against Nehlen)

    06/28/2016 11:09:24 AM PDT · by Javeth · 20 replies
    Gilbert Watch ^ | June 26, 2016 | Patrick O'Malley and Anita Christy
    McCain-Assisting PAC Misleads Voters about Conservative Opponent Kelli Ward... The Arizona Grassroots Action PAC has been running a negative ad about Kelli Ward for weeks on radio stations and FaceBook. The ad claims she failed to support our military with the funding needed to pay the troops. It also claims she sponsored a bill to prevent law enforcement in Arizona from cooperating with the feds to prevent terrorism. Both claims are false.
  • Challenger Dr. Kelli Ward to John McCain after Brexit: ‘You’re Next’

    06/26/2016 6:45:21 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 30 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/24/16 | Jen Lawrence
    Former State Senator Dr. Kelli Ward issued a statement targeting establishment Senator and “remain” supporter John McCain after the United Kingdom voted to “Brexit” the European Union on Thursday. Dr. Ward said in the statement: The fearmongering has failed, and the will of the British people has prevailed against elite opinion, causing heartburn for America’s ultimate establishment insider, John McCain. Just this week, John has voted to allow the federal government to prowl through our internet browsing histories without a court warrant and to deny self-defense rights based on secret lists without any judicial approval or oversight as required by...
  • AZ Anti-Trump Protester: ‘Make America Mexico Again’

    06/18/2016 2:49:41 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Jun 2016
    An anti-Trump protester in Arizona held up a “Make America Mexico Again” sign as anti-Trump agitators demonstrated ahead of Trump’s Saturday visit to the Grand Canyon State.
  • AZ Anti-Trump Protester: ‘Make America Mexico Again’

    06/18/2016 1:57:04 PM PDT · by SES1066 · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/18/16 | Breitbart
    An anti-Trump protester in Arizona held up a “Make America Mexico Again” sign as anti-Trump agitators demonstrated ahead of Trump’s Saturday visit to the Grand Canyon State. ... (snip) ... A Tuscon police officer who attended the event as a private citizen said though he felt safe around Trump’s supporters, he did not feel safe around the anti-Trump agitators, whom he called “the most hateful, evil people he has ever seen.”
  • Democrats, LGBT Groups Look To McCain On Defense Bill

    06/13/2016 6:26:05 AM PDT · by Cyberman · 6 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 06/13/2016 | Karoun Demirjian
    The Republican senator who once campaigned against gays serving openly in the military is now the civil rights community's greatest bulwark against undoing LGBT protections in this year’s defense policy bill. Democrats and LGBT rights advocates will be keeping a close eye on Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-Ariz.) during upcoming negotiations on the defense measure. House and Senate leaders could clash over language concerning whether religious organizations with federal contracts should be exempt from nondiscrimination orders covering gender identity and sexual orientation. The shooting incident Sunday that killed 50 people in a popular Orlando gay bar and...
  • John McCain slams key veterans’ advocacy groups

    06/02/2016 8:40:35 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 27 replies
    Most of the time, major political figures try to stay on the good side of the nation’s leading veterans’ organizations, but Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is comfortable going in a different direction. The Republican senator appeared on his daughter’s radio show late last week – just a few days before Memorial Day – and Meghan McCain asked about the need for improvements in the VA system. The GOP lawmaker, facing a tough re-election fight this year, didn’t hold back. JOHN MCCAIN: I blame some of the old veterans’ service organizations like the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Disabled American...
  • List of Republicans planning to skip Cleveland convention

    05/30/2016 12:59:00 PM PDT · by Salman · 139 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 30, 2016 | Fox
    The following is a list of prominent Republicans who say they’re not planning to attend the Republican National Convention -- based on responses from their offices and previously published reports: Former President George W. Bush Former President George H.W. Bush 2008 Republican presidential nominee and Arizona Sen. John McCain 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney 2016 presidential candidate and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval Wyoming Gov. Matthew Mead South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson Kansas Sen....
  • AZ: Governor Ducey Signs SB 1266, Enforcement of Firearms Preemption, into Law

    05/24/2016 2:13:15 PM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    SB 1266 allows for enforcement of the state preemption statutes.  Some local governments have been ignoring the preemption law because there were no penalties provided.  SB 1266 provides for penalties so that the preemption statute can be enforced.  The penalties are not insignificant, and has a provision for terminating employment of a person who ignores the preemption law.  Here is the change in the statute. From cqstatetrack.com: H. Any ordinance, regulation, tax or rule that is enacted by a political subdivision in violation of this section is invalid and subject to a permanent injunction against the political subdivision from...
  • John McCain chides Trump over Nato: 'We ought to show appreciation'

    05/23/2016 6:15:20 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 33 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 19 May 2016 | David Smith
    Speaking in Washington, the former Republican presidential nominee pushed back at Trump’s criticism of Nato by praising the alliance’s response to 9/11 Senator John McCain, the former Republican presidential nominee, has taken a swipe at Donald Trump’s hostility to Nato by praising the alliance’s response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. “I agree with him to this extent, that our Nato allies should pay more and I’ve been urging all of that, all of us have, for years and years. But let’s not forget that after 9/11, the United States of America was attacked, Europeans weren’t attacked, and yet we invoked...
  • They’re Coming For Your Home

    05/23/2016 5:03:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 75 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 23, 2016 | Katie Kieffer
    They’re coming for your home. Right now. I suggest you save it. I can guide you, but you must do exactly as I say. Except, this isn’t The Matrix. You’re no actor, like Keanu Reeves, playing a distraught programmer-hacker named “Neo.” Nor am I an actor, like Laurence Fishburne, playing your guide “Morpheus.” This is real life, baby. Your home or apartment—and the neighborhood in which you live—is under siege. “Agents”—sans black glasses and black business suits—who work for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) have written a new regulation called “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing” (AFFH) that...
  • Ted Cruz Says Fight Not Over with GOP Convention Nearing (Wants to CANCEL Open Primaries )

    05/17/2016 4:08:52 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 366 replies
    Christian Post ^ | May 16, 2016 | LIEZL DUNUAN
    Ted Cruz and his allies are preparing for the coming National GOP Convention. According to NBC News, Cruz who recently attended a GOP convention in Texas told his supporters that the days ahead will be "challenging" for the Republican Party. He, however, expressed hope that those who remain loyal to him and the party "will be the remnant, will be the core of pulling this country back from the abyss." Aside from this pronouncement, [he] has remained mum about whether he will throw his support for presumptive nominee Donald Trump. According to the NBC report, the support of Cruz and...
  • Inspired by Trump, new Arizona law redefines free speech

    05/17/2016 1:23:24 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 49 replies
    CS Monitor ^ | May 17, 2016 | Ben Rosen
    The Arizona law increases penalties against protesters who block access to a political rally. Is blocking access to a political event a political statement in itself? In a Phoenix suburb in March, protesters parked about two-dozen cars in the middle of the highway to stop drivers on their way to an outdoor rally for Donald Trump and Joe Arpaio, the controversial Arizona sheriff. With posters that read "Dump Trump" and "Must Stop Trump," the protesters, in one sense, acted on their right to demonstrate against the Republican frontrunner and the sheriff who was sanctioned for refusing a judge's order to...
  • McCain In Deep Trouble in GOP Primary; Trump, Clinton Close in AZ

    05/17/2016 12:42:34 PM PDT · by BigEdLB · 75 replies
    PPP ^ | 5/17/16 | Tom Jensen
    PPP's new Arizona poll finds that John McCain has a negative approval rating with Republican primary voters, and is at pretty serious risk of losing nomination for another term. Only 35% of GOP voters approve of the job McCain is doing to 50% who disapprove. He's in particularly poor standing with conservative voters. Among 'somewhat conservative' voters his approval spread is 33/52, and among 'very conservative' voters it drops all the way down to 18/67.
  • John McCain Slips in Provision to Draft Women in Defense Bill [With Updates]

    05/13/2016 8:32:22 AM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 132 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | May 12, 2016 | Daniel Horowitz
    Pregnant, female, Navy SEALs was something many of us used to joke about as a way of exaggerating the absurd social engineering in the military. Yet, placing women in special operations and direct combat units has now become a reality under the Obama-led Pentagon. Sadly, not only have Republicans like John McCain refused to use their perches on the Armed Services Committees in the House and Senate to block this social engineering, they are now codifying it with a provision that could lead to a mandatory draft of all women. Earlier this week, I noted that the final House version...
  • Trump Civil War: Republican brothers John McCain and Lindsey Graham on different sides of battle

    05/12/2016 11:07:01 AM PDT · by detective · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 12, 2016 | Paul Kane
    Sen. Lindsey Graham paused for five full seconds and stumbled over his words pondering the question: When is the last time he split with fellow Republican Sen. John McCain on a major issue? “I don’t know, let me think about it,” Graham (S.C.) finally said of his closest Senate friend. “There have been several. I just can’t recall right now, right off the top of my head.” Yet that’s what has happened in the wake of Donald Trump’s ascendancy to presumptive Republican nominee for president. In the Republican civil war over Trump, this is perhaps the most glaring example of...
  • SARAH PALIN Announces She Will Work to Defeat Paul Ryan in Primary

    05/09/2016 4:04:41 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 97 replies
    gatewaypundit ^ | May 8, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin announced on Sunday she will work to defeat Paul Ryan in his Republican primary. This came after Ryan would not endorse the Republican nominee Donald Trump for president. On Thursday Republican Speaker Paul Ryan told Jake Tapper on CNN he was “not ready” to endorse Donald Trump yet. Donald Trump won the GOP nomination on Tuesday after his landslide victory in Indiana. Palin told Jake Tapper she believes Ryan will soon be “Cantored.” ** Republican businessman Paul Nehlen is running against Paul Ryan in the Wisconsin primary. paul ryan challenger paul nehlen CNN reported: Sarah...
  • TRUMP LIKES IDEA OF PARTY UNITY, BUT ON HIS TERMS

    05/08/2016 4:57:55 PM PDT · by bkopto · 65 replies
    AP ^ | 5/8/2016 | Anne Flaherty
    (Trump) used the term "lightweight" to describe Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., once in the presidential race, and suggested former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, another former rival, was still licking his wounds from the vicious campaign. The party's 2012 nominee Mitt Romney, Trump said, "blew the election" that year and never even thanked Trump for his work on Romney's behalf. Arizona Sen. John McCain, the 2008 nominee, said it would take a lot for him to ever stand on stage next to Trump, even though McCain has agreed to support the party's nominee.
  • McCain on Trump: 'Foolish' to ignore will of GOP voters

    05/08/2016 2:22:09 PM PDT · by Innovative · 63 replies
    CNN ^ | May 8, 2016 | Manu Raju,
    Sen. John McCain is chastising GOP leaders for failing to embrace Donald Trump as the choice of millions of voters, laying out his most extensive views to date about Trump at the top of the ticket. He's also repudiating some of the presumptive nominee's comments -- particularly about prisoners of war. In a wide-ranging "State of the Union" interview in his campaign office in Phoenix, McCain criticized party leaders who are reluctant to back Trump, saying they are "out of step" with voters who have chosen the controversial businessman as the GOP standard-bearer. He defended Trump for being a strong...
  • Palin on Trump VP talk: 'I want to help and not hurt' [Video]

    05/08/2016 11:45:18 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 59 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | 05/08/2016 | Eric Bradner
    Washington (CNN) - Sarah Palin says she wouldn't want to be a "burden" on the Republican ticket by becoming Donald Trump's vice presidential running mate. The former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee acknowledged to CNN's Jake Tapper on "State of the Union" that she's a controversial figure, nudging Trump to look elsewhere and saying that there are "so many other great people out there." "I want to help and not hurt, and I am such a realist that I realize there are a whole lot of people out there who would say, 'Anybody but Palin.' I wouldn't...