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  • Read McCain’s Lips, Mr. President!

    05/20/2017 3:07:16 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 24 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/20/17 | Judi McLeod
    Ivanka will never as she states make Liberals like your presidency, an impossible dream sprinkled with fairytale dust and born of absolute stupidity “Screw Them!” Senator John McCain’s vulgar rebuke of the critics of a possible FBI role for Joe Lieberman is all President Donald Trump needs to know about Lieberman being the wrong man for the job. Both McCain and Lieberman don’t know which side they’re on, only swimming across the stream to touch the bank with their exploratory toes when there’s something in it for them. On any day, McCain could give Democrat House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi...
  • ISIS Releases Video Showing ‘Russian Officer Beheaded in Syria’

    05/09/2017 10:27:40 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    ISIS has issued a video showing the beheading of what it described as a Russian intelligence officer captured in Syria, the US-based SITE monitoring website reported on Tuesday. The Russian Defense Ministry and the FSB security service were not immediately available for comment. The 12-minute Russian-language video, released on the day Russia celebrates the anniversary of the 1945 victory over Nazi Germany with military parades, showed the man dressed in a black jump suit kneeling in a desert scene and urging other Russian agents to surrender. "This idiot believed the promises of his state not to abandon him if he...
  • Islamic State releases video alleging it beheaded Russian officer in Syria

    05/09/2017 8:05:49 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 41 replies
    KOM News ^ | 9 May 2017 11:57 CEST | none stated
    Petrenko Afghene, the alleged Russian intelligence captain infiltrated IS ranks, gathering information on the group and reporting it to Russia. (Screenshot) Islamic State has issued a video showing the beheading of what it described as a Russian intelligence officer captured in Syria, the US-based SITE monitoring website reported on Tuesday.The Russian Defence Ministry and the FSB security service were not immediately available for comment.The 12-minute Russian-language video, released on the day Russia celebrates the anniversary of the 1945 victory over Nazi Germany with military parades, showed the man dressed in a black jump suit kneeling in a desert scene and...
  • John McCain: Exxon Is 'Crazy' to Want to Drill for Oil in Russia

    04/20/2017 5:59:46 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 33 replies
    Time ^ | Apr 19, 2017 | Aric Jenkins
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) suggested Exxon Mobil is "crazy" in response to a report that the oil giant is seeking a waiver to resume projects in Russia. "Are they crazy?" McCain tweeted Wednesday with a link to the Wall Street Journal's report.
  • McCain: ‘I Hope’ Trump Succumbs to D.C. Establishment

    04/17/2017 4:48:59 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 74 replies
    LifeZette ^ | April 16, 2017 | Kathryn Blackhurst
    Hawkish senator cheers neocon shift, says president 'is growing and he is listening' Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) told NBC News’ “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd that he “hoped” President Donald Trump was being drawn into the so-called “Washington establishment” during an interview Sunday. Ever since Trump ordered an airstrike in Syria in retaliation for the chemical attack that killed more than 80 Syrian civilians earlier in April, he has received increasing praise from the neoconservative wing of the Republican Party. When Todd pointed to those who say “the Washington establishment sucked [Trump] in” and compromised his conservative populism and...
  • Graham about McCain: I love him to death

    04/15/2017 12:26:11 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 52 replies
    CNN ^ | CNN staff
    Sen. Lindsey Graham gets emotional when reflecting on his friendship with Sen. John McCain during a CNN town hall with the two senators.
  • McCain and Graham Want Ground Troops in Syria, President Trump Says No

    04/13/2017 12:28:47 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 75 replies
    Townhall ^ | April 12, 2017 | Justin Holcomb
    Sens. Lindsey Graham and John McCain released a joint statement on Tuesday urging President Donald Trump to bolster ground efforts in Syria. "As part of a broader strategy, we urge the President to take greater military action to achieve our objectives, including grounding the Syrian air force and establishing safe havens inside Syria to protect Syrians,” the statement reads. “There will never be a diplomatic solution as long as Assad dominates the battlefield,” according to McCain, the Senate Armed Services Committee chairman, and Graham, who chairs an appropriations subcommittee.
  • Time For John McCain to Retire

    04/11/2017 5:59:12 AM PDT · by pgkdan · 44 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 04/11/17 | J. Marsolo
    ...Since then, his career as a Republican senator has been undistinguished, to be charitable. He calls himself a "maverick," primarily because he opposes his own Republican Party. For example, he voted against the 2001 Bush tax cuts, probably because Bush beat him in the 2000 primaries. His major legislation, McCain-Feingold, intended to restrict political contributions by corporations and others, was declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. The Dems complain about this in every election because they do not want businesses to contribute to Republicans. Lately, McCain seems more unhinged than usual. First, on Sunday, April 9, he blamed the Trump...
  • McCain: I think the White House backing off of regime change in Syria is responsible for gas attack

    04/11/2017 2:53:44 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 19 replies
    HotAir ^ | April 10, 2017
    The key bit comes at 4:30, a few minutes after he talks about working to remove Assad and ISIS at the same time. Old and busted: Two-front wars. The new hotness: Two-front wars within the same country. Marco Rubio made this same lame point about the same Rex Tillerson comment that McCain is thinking of and got called out on it by Tillerson himself this weekend, as Ed mentioned earlier. Tillerson said on March 30th that it was for the Syrian people to decide whether Assad remains in charge (and doubled down on that position yesterday), a notable break from...
  • McCain: Russia cooperated with Syria in chemical attack

    04/11/2017 1:51:21 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 40 replies
    AP ^ | April 10, 2017 | DUSAN STOJANOVIC
    BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — U.S. Senator John McCain accused Russia on Monday of having cooperated with Syrian government forces in a chemical weapons attack that has killed more than 80 people, including more than a dozen children. The Republican senator said at a press conference in Belgrade that he believes "the Russians knew about chemical weapons because they were operating exactly from the same base." He said the U.S. launched cruise missile strikes last week against the Syrian base "in a response of a chemical attack." "I hope that this behavior by Syria, in what clearly is cooperation with Russia...
  • Buchanan on Syria: McCain, Graham, Rubio Are Not Going to Get ‘the War They Want’ (VIDEO)

    04/10/2017 11:28:42 AM PDT · by dragnet2 · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/10/2017 | Jeff Poor
    Monday on Laura Ingraham’s nationally syndicated radio show, conservative commentator Pat Buchanan discussed the possibility of the United States escalating its involvement in the Syrian civil war days after President Donald Trump launched a military strike on a Syrian airbase in responding to the Syrian government’s alleged use of chemical weapons. Buchanan noted the biggest cheerleaders of Trump’s action were Sens. John McCain (R-AZ), Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Marco Rubio (R-FL), which he deemed to be “the war party.” However, argued that they would not “get the war they want” from Trump. “It’s McCain and Graham and Marco Rubio —...
  • McCain Won’t Rule Out Another Senate Run

    04/09/2017 9:23:37 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 66 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 11/21/2016 | Aryn Braun
    Arizona Sen. John McCain won’t rule out running again in 2022. McCain, 80, told The Arizona Republic he won’t be making any decisions on a potential seventh Senate campaign for at least three years, leaving the door open for another run. First elected in 1986, McCain is one of the most senior members of the Senate, and as chairman of the Armed Services Committee, he still wields a significant amount of power and influence.
  • McCain Made Secret Trip to Syria to Meet U.S. Military, Anti-Assad Rebels

    04/09/2017 8:00:46 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 38 replies
    The New American ^ | 28 February 2017 | Warren Mass
    Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) made a trip to northern Syria to visit U.S. military forces and Kurdish fighters and to discuss the campaign for defeating the Islamic State (ISIS), his office said on February 22.The news of McCain’s trip to Syria was broken by the Wall Street Journal in a February 22 report that cited unnamed officials.Another report from CNN the next day quoted Julie Tarallo, a spokeswoman for McCain, who said he made the official but unannounced visit to northern Syria as the military’s campaign to take ISIS’ de facto capital in Raqqa unfolds.“Senator McCain traveled to northern Syria...
  • McCain: I’ve Yet to Meet President Trump Since He Took Office

    04/08/2017 10:37:53 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 75 replies ^ | March 26, 2017
    McCain said he’d met Trump “some years ago” when he was a businessman, but had not met him since. McCain said he did speak “almost daily” to National Security Adviser Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, however. “He doesn’t seem to be that upset that he’s not talking to him,” said German Marshall Fund’s Derek Chollet, a former Obama Pentagon official. “He’s trying to run U.S. defense policy through Mattis and effectively ignore Trump.” The White House did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
  • McCain: We Need Further Air Operations in Syria [video]

    04/08/2017 8:23:40 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 75 replies ^ | April 8 2018 | AP
    Republican Senator John McCain said on Friday that more airstrikes were needed to put a stop to the killing in Syria. SEE VIDEO
  • McCain Calls for Renewed Support for Free Syrian Army, Establishment of No-Fly Zones

    04/07/2017 9:04:04 AM PDT · by rxsid · 39 replies ^ | 04/07/2017 | Fox News Insider
    "McCain Calls for Renewed Support for Free Syrian Army, Establishment of No-Fly Zones Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) said the U.S. missile strikes on a Syrian airfield should only be the first step against the Assad regime. ... McCain said he hopes President Donald Trump now "moves forward" with a new Syria strategy by "reinvigorating" support for the Free Syrian Army and establishing no-fly zones."
  • U.S. Sen. McCain says will support changing rules to confirm Gorsuch

    04/04/2017 2:49:17 AM PDT · by jalisco555 · 76 replies
    Reuters via MSN ^ | 4/3/17 | Richard Cowan
    U.S. Sen. John McCain on Monday announced that he will support an upcoming effort by his fellow Republicans to win Senate confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court by changing the chamber's rules in order to overcome Democratic opposition. McCain, in remarks to reporters, said he had "no choice" but to go along with a change in rules ending a tradition of 60 votes in the 100-member Senate needed to advance Supreme Court nominees to a final vote. He said he would support the rule change "because we need to confirm Gorsuch." In the past, McCain has strongly...
  • Oh my: McCain backs McConnell on the nuclear option

    04/03/2017 2:08:46 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 16 replies
    HotAir ^ | April 3, 2017 | Ed Morrissey
    When you’ve lost Maverick … The man who engineered a 2005 compromise to break up a Senate logjam on judicial confirmations threw in the towel this afternoon. John McCain, the leader of the Gang of 14, says that there is no opening for a compromise with Democrats on the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch, reports Bloomberg’s Laura Litvan. Nuclearmas, here we come: John McCain just told me he's giving up on idea of a deal that will avert nuclear option fight in Senate
  • McCain: Nunes 'Killed' Bipartisanship in House Russia Probe

    04/02/2017 7:09:17 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 72 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 04/02/2017 | Eric Mack
    Rep. Devin Nunes', R-Calif., actions as chairman of the House Intelligence Committee "killed" any hope for a bipartisan investigation, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said Sunday. "This is obviously a schism between Republican and Democrats, let alone that bizarre fashion with which all of this happened," McCain told ABC's "This Week" about Nunes' visit to the White House to view sensitive documents and briefing the president before members of his bipartisan House Intelligence Committee. {..snip..}
  • Legislation seeks to eliminate $1 Federal Reserve note, Lincoln cent

    03/31/2017 8:19:18 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 90 replies
    Coin World ^ | March 31, 2017 | Bill McAllister
    Advocates of abolishing the $1 Federal Reserve note are at it again, this time hoping that President Donald Trump and conservative Republicans will finally side with their three-pronged approach to revamping the nation’s currency system. Under S. 759, introduced March 29 by Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., the government would end production of the $1 Federal Reserve note, revise the composition of the 5-cent coin, and suspend production of 1-cent coins. While the draft legislation calls for an end to paper dollar notes and the cent, it is silent on dollar coin production. Backers of the legislation...