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  • US diplomats ask Senate to reject Norway nominee

    03/30/2014 4:56:33 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 18 replies
    The Local (Norway) ^ | 27 Mar 2014 22:40 GMT+01:00
    George Tsunis speaking to the US senate in January - Source: Screen Grab Senior members of a professional body representing US diplomats have called on the country's Senate to reject George Tsunis, the nominee ambassador for Norway. Tsunis committed a serious of embarrassing blunders in his January pre-appointment hearing, which led one Norwegian politician to call for a public apology from Barack Obama, the US President. On March 7, fifteen former presidents of the American Foreign Service Association (AFSA) wrote a letter to key US Senators including former Presidential candidate John McCain, urging them to reject President Obama's nominee...
  • Obama’s Ambassador to Norway Knows Nothing About Norway

    01/26/2014 5:27:40 PM PST · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 26, 2014 | Leah Barkoukis
    Norwegians are not happy about the next U.S. ambassador to their country—and for good reason; he’s a top Obama bundler that knows absolutely nothing about Norway, a country he admitted he's never even visited. Asked by Senator John McCain what he thought it was about the "anti-immigration" Progress Party that appealed to Norwegian voters, Greek American businessman George Tsunis seemed unaware of the party's role in the ruling coalition. "You get some fringe elements that have a microphone and spew their hatred," he said in the pre-appointment hearing. "And I will tell you Norway has been very quick to denounce...
  • Fact Check: Kissinger Defends McCain's Iran Stance

    09/27/2008 5:15:03 AM PDT · by kellynla · 8 replies · 910+ views
    abcnews.com ^ | September 26, 2008 | staff
    ABC News' Kirit Radia Reports: Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger came to the defense of longtime friend Sen. John McCain following Friday's presidential debate saying he "would not recommend the next President of the United States engage in talks with Iran at the Presidential level." "Senator McCain is right. I would not recommend the next President of the United States engage in talks with Iran at the Presidential level. My views on this issue are entirely compatible with the views of my friend Senator John McCain. We do not agree on everything, but we do agree that any negotiations...
  • Repubs Want Select Benghazi Committee Dems want investigation ended

    04/09/2014 9:04:35 AM PDT · by don-o · 13 replies
    sharylattkisson.com ^ | April 9, 2014 | Shayrl Atkisson
    Today, three Republican U.S. Senators and one Representative who feel stymied on their investigation into the Benghazi, Libya Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attacks are calling for House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) to convene a Select Congressional Committee. “Segmenting the investigation will never get to the truth,” said Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), who is holding a news conference on the effort today with Senators John McCain (R-AZ), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and Representative Trey Gowdy (R-SC). There have been multiple hearings in the nearly 17 months since the terrorist attacks that killed four Americans including Ambassador Christopher Stevens. The hearings, subpoenaed...
  • Sen. John McCain: Send Weapons To Ukraine

    04/09/2014 8:04:03 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 61 replies
    [Caption:] U.S. Senator John McCain, center, speaks as Democratic Senator from the state of Connecticut, Chris Murphy, second left, and Opposition leader Oleh Tyahnybok [All Ukrainian Union "Svoboda" leader], stand around him during a Pro-European Union rally in Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013. Sen. John McCain (R. Ariz.) advocated for sending arms to Ukraine Tuesday [link at URL] on Fox News. McCain acknowledged the arms would not likely enable Ukraine to defeat the Russians in open war, but emphasized it could improve the Ukrainian military's morale and ensure that the Russians would have "a real fight...
  • HUME: OBAMA FOREIGN POLICY UNDERGOING 'ACROSS-THE-BOARD SYSTEMS FAILURE,' 'IN DANGER OF COLLAPSE'

    04/09/2014 12:05:53 AM PDT · by kingattax · 24 replies
    VIDEO AT LINK On Fox News Channel’s “Special Report” on Tuesday, network senior political analyst Brit Hume concurred with a statement Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) had made earlier in the day about the failings of the President Barack Obama’s foreign policy under the direction of Secretary of State John Kerry. According to Hume, much of what the Obama administration had aimed to accomplish was reliant on Russia, which as of now has a relationship with the United States in disrepair.
  • John Kerry Defends His Diplomatic Efforts: ‘I May Fail – I Don’t Care’

    04/08/2014 1:29:51 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 61 replies
    John Kerry Defends His Diplomatic Efforts: ‘I May Fail – I Don’t Care’ By Ali Weinberg Apr 8, 2014 4:03pm Appearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Secretary of State John Kerry defiantly defended his diplomatic efforts, saying that while ambitious, they were better than doing nothing. While the purpose of Tuesday’s hearing was to pick through the State Department’s budget, it was Kerry’s record that came under scrutiny as his old colleagues on the committee accused him of taking on too many responsibilities with too few results. “I think you’re about to hit the trifecta,” Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.,...
  • Get Thee Behind Me, Satan -- But First, Write a Check

    04/06/2014 11:21:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 6, 2014 | Debra J. Saunders
    After the U.S. Supreme Court issued a 5-4 decision Wednesday that threw out a cap on the total amount wealthy donors can give to federal candidates in an election season, Democrats and self-proclaimed do-gooders cried foul at the prospect of more big money's tainting Washington politics. Federal law continues to cap individual contributions to congressional candidates at $5,200, but the McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission decision eliminated the $48,600 cap on the total individuals can contribute to candidates and the $74,600 cap on donations to political committees. An online New York Times story announced, "The ruling, issued near the start...
  • John McCain Is the Least Popular Senator in the Country(PPP poll we can believe in)

    04/04/2014 2:17:00 PM PDT · by amnestynone · 28 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | March 6, 2014 | Yuval Rosenberg
    Dem polls tells us about McCain popularity. Although this article doesn't tell us but Flake is also unpopular as well. Hopefully we will be able to take Flake out in 4 years and MCCain obviously isn't even going to try for reelection.
  • Democrats bash SCOTUS ruling on campaign contributions (Harry Reid bashes Koch Brothers again)

    04/02/2014 12:22:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/02/2014 | By SEUNG MIN KIM
    Democratic lawmakers and campaign finance reform advocates quickly bashed Wednesday’s Supreme Court decision to strike down total limits on individual campaign contributions, warning of future corruption in elections. Meanwhile, Republicans largely cheered the ruling from the narrowly divided court, which found it unconstitutional to impose caps on the aggregate amounts that one person can donate to campaigns, parties and political action committees. Calling himself “all for freedom,” Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Wednesday commended the ruling, saying “donors ought to have the freedom to give what they want to give.” And Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who had filed...
  • Who Was Right on Russia?

    04/02/2014 6:48:09 AM PDT · by No One Special · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 2, 2014 | Kim Zigfeld
    Two op-ed columns, one from last week by former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul and one from six years ago by CNN/Newsweek pundit Fareed Zakaria, highlight the mind-boggling failure of left-wing policy on Russia during the Obama administration, and indicate that our current president has led us down a dead-end street of endless disaster and disgrace. Fareed Zakaria On April 26, 2008, just as that year’s epic presidential campaign shifted into high gear, Newsweek’s Zakaria published a vicious, scathing personal attack on John McCain. Zakaria accused McCain of being mentally ill for advocating the ouster of Russia from the...
  • This Is How You’ll Feel When the GOP Wins the Senate

    03/29/2014 10:04:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 89 replies
    Moyers and Company ^ | March 25, 2014 | Professor Marty Kaplan
    It’s the morning after. You stayed up late watching election results on TV. By the time you went to bed, the Republicans had won five of the six Senate seats they needed to take control of both houses of Congress. As the networks called each state for the GOP, it felt like a trap door had opened beneath your feet, like a Munch scream, like a nightmare — a nauseating, slow-motion wreck you were powerless to prevent. Too rattled to sleep, you reached for the melatonin. Then, when you wake up in a sweat, the real nightmare begins. Republicans are...
  • McCain-Soros: A false trail

    02/15/2008 5:44:40 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies · 960+ views
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | 2/15/2008 | David Horowitz
    McCain-Soros: A false trail The Internet and cable TV have been rife with allegations that George Soros funds John McCain. One of the sources for this claim is a book I co-authored last year called The Shadow Party: How George Soros, Hillary Clinton and Sixties Radicals Seized Control of the Democratic Party. What we reported was that Soros made a contribution to McCain's political organization when McCain was devising the McCain-Feingold bill. If you oppose that bill as I did and do, that's the end of the story. Soros is an anti-American radical, who thinks George Bush is responsible for...
  • Cory Booker: My dinner with Ted Cruz

    03/20/2014 2:34:22 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/20/14 8:41 AM EDT | TAL KOPAN
    “First of all, he’s a Texas meat-eating cowboy, I’m a Jersey boy, vegetarian, so choosing the restaurant alone,” Booker joked Thursday when asked about the meeting on “Good Day New York” on the local Fox affiliate.Booker and the Texas Republican were spotted dining together at Capitol Hill restaurant Bistro Bis last week.(Also on POLITICO: Booker shuns spotlight)“We went to a place close to the Capitol and we sat, what was going to probably be an hour meeting, we sat for three hours,” Booker said. “He and I sat for three hours looking for common ground. We found some good areas...
  • McCain Blasts Obama For 'Timid' Response to Russia

    03/17/2014 10:36:45 AM PDT · by McGruff · 76 replies
    NBC News ^ | March 17th 2014 | Carrie Dann
    Sen. John McCain blasted the "timidity" of the Obama administration’s sanctions on Russian officials Monday, saying that the White House needs a "fundamental reassessment" of the relationship between the United States and Russian President Vladimir Putin. "This president’s response – I don’t know how it could have been weaker, besides doing nothing," McCain said during an appearance on MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports. The Arizona Republican said that Putin is likely "encouraged by the absolute timidity" of the U.S. reaction to Russia's incursion into Crimea. "I don’t know when the president and his advisers are going to wake up to what...
  • McCain to GOP: Get your priorities straight!

    03/16/2014 7:42:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 03/16/2014 | Jennifer Rubin
    By Thursday afternoon, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) had had enough of posturing by fellow Republicans and their opposition to urgently needed Ukraine aid and Russian sanctions. The bill will now be delayed 10 days during a Senate recess, leaving Ukraine hanging as Russian troops mass on its border. “What has happened? Where are our priorities? . . . You can call yourself Republicans, that’s fine, because that’s your voter registration. Don’t call yourself Reagan Republicans,” he declared. He was channeling disgust among conservative foreign policy experts over the GOP’s hang-up over International Monetary Fund rules. (“Is the IMF whether it...
  • Senators up pressure on Putin in Ukraine

    03/15/2014 1:01:48 PM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | 15 Mar 14 | Peter Schroeder
    A delegation of U.S. senators looked to up pressure on Russian President Vladimir Putin Saturday, as tensions around Ukraine heightened. A bipartisan group of eight senators traveling through Ukraine blasted the Russian leader, and called Sunday’s election on whether Crimea should join Russia rigged and illegitimate. Some of the senators called for the U.S. to provide military equipment to Ukrainian troops, and the group vowed crippling economic sanctions against Russia until the nation pulled back. “This is the person that stated that the greatest catastrophe of the 20th century was the breakup of the Soviet Union,” said Sen. John McCain...
  • Leader of Ukraine's Right Sector, revolution's enforcers, rails against Putin & Jewish oligarchs

    03/15/2014 12:11:32 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 18 replies
    McClatchy DC ^ | 3/15/2014 | Matthew Schofield (McClatchy Foreign Staff)
    KIEV - The man Russian President Vladimir Putin has cast as one of Europe's potential new Adolf Hitlers is a little late for coffee this Saturday morning. Igor Mazur, or Topoyla (Poplar) as he's known because he's 6'7" is the leader of the Ukranian Right Sector at Maidan, Kiev's Independence Square. The Right Sector are the radical nationalists of this Ukranian Revolution. There are others: the right-wing Svoboda (Freedom) Party, for one, which has an actual political following, 12 percent of the vote in the last elections. It used to identify itself as a national socialist movement, just like the...
  • Dreaming of 'President Ted Cruz' will turn into a nightmare for the GOP

    03/12/2014 2:33:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | March 11, 2014 | Noemie Emery
    As with most things, there are good and bad aspects of the Tea Party movement. And all the bad ones were on display March 6 in a speech by Ted Cruz to the Conservative Political Action Conference that replayed every silly thing ever said by conservatives and added some riffs of his own. He began with a mocking refrain about "presidents" Bob Dole, John McCain and Mitt Romney (two of them veterans impaired by their trauma), chiding them for not being his kind of conservative. He also asked if we remembered their reigns. Well, we do remember, and we remember...
  • McCain 'Seriously Considering' Running for Reelection to Senate

    03/12/2014 9:56:58 AM PDT · by george76 · 140 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 Mar 2014 | William Bigelow
    Undeterred by a recent Public Policy Polling poll that showed he has only a 30% job approval in his native Arizona, Sen. John McCain said on Fox Business’ “Cavuto” that he is considering running for reelection. McCain denied the poll was accurate
  • McCain: ‘It’s Tragic’ There’s No U.S. Military Option In Ukraine

    03/09/2014 5:22:43 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 55 replies
    PolitoMix ^ | 03-07-2014 | Ben Armbruster
    Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) on Friday lamented the lack of a military option for the United States in Ukraine against Russia and criticized President Obama for thinking the Cold War is over. During a segment on MSNBC, McCain said that the Obama administration does’t understand Russian President Vladimir Putin. “They have been near delusional in thinking that the Cold War was over,” McCain said referring to Obama officials. “Maybe the president thinks the Cold War is over but Vladimir Putin doesn’t and that’s what this is all about.” Later in the interview, when host Andrea Mitchell asked if there is...
  • John McCain Says Ted Cruz "Crossed a Line," Should Apologize to Bob Dole

    03/08/2014 2:14:28 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 74 replies
    The New American ^ | 08 March 2014 | Jack Kenny
    John McCain Says Ted Cruz "Crossed a Line," Should Apologize to Bob Dole 08 March 2014 Senator John McCain (shown) yesterday accused Senator Ted Cruz of having "crossed a line" when the Texas Republican claimed that the GOP's most recent losing presidential candidates — Bob Dole, McCain, and Mitt Romney — "don't stand for principle." McCain, the five-term Republican senator from Arizona and the party's 2008 nominee, said Cruz owed Dole an apology. Cruz, in a speech Thursday at the Conservative Political Action Conference, told the crowd the three losing presidential candidates should have stood up for their views....
  • McCain Least Popular Senator in Country

    03/07/2014 7:11:15 PM PST · by amnestynone · 18 replies
    PPP polls ^ | 3/06/2014 | Tom Jensen
    PPP's newest Arizona poll finds that John McCain is unpopular with Republicans, Democrats, and independents alike and has now become the least popular Senator in the country. Only 30% of Arizonans approve of the job McCain is doing to 54% who disapprove. There isn't much variability in his numbers by party- he's at 35/55 with Republicans, 29/53 with Democrats, and 25/55 with independents, suggesting he could be vulnerable to challenges in both the primary and general elections the next time he's up. McCain trails in hypothetical general election match ups with both 2012 nominee Richard Carmona (41/35) and former Congresswoman...
  • Poll: John McCain Now the ‘Most Unpopular Senator’ in the Nation

    03/06/2014 7:33:27 PM PST · by montag813 · 69 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 03-06-2014 | John Urban
    by John Urban | Top Right News The bad news just keeps getting worse for disgraced Sen. John McCain of Arizona.In January his own party stunned McCain by censuring him in a landslide vote in response to his betrayals on everything from illegal alien amnesty, to caving on ObamaCare, to support for the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and Syria. It was an unprecedented and humiliating political act. And now a new poll reveals McCain is the least popular senator in the country of those surveyed by Public Policy Polling, with low marks from members of his own party, independents and Democrats.
  • McCain, Manafort, and The Ukraine (GOPe behind Putin's Ukrainian lackey president?)

    03/07/2014 1:25:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 7, 2014 | Mark Musser
    In October of 2008, Sarah Palin was mocked as being too far-fetched by foreign policy media elites for predicting that if Obama won the presidency, Putin’s Russia’s might indeed invade Ukraine. "Saturday Night Live" had fun with Palin by lampooning her statement when she said one could see Russia from Alaska. Yet late last week, Palin got the last laugh when Putin invaded the Ukrainian Crimea, “Yes, I could see this one from Alaska. I'm usually not one to Told-Ya-So, but I did, despite my accurate prediction being derided as ‘an extremely far-fetched scenario’ by the ‘high-brow’ Foreign Policy magazine....
  • John McCain: I want Ted Cruz to apologize to Bob Dole

    03/07/2014 12:02:08 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/07/2014 | AllahPundit
    Via Matt Lewis, here’s Maverick once again demonstrating that “cordial relationship” in politico-speak means “two people who can’t publicly admit to hating each other but obviously do.”And it’s a cheap shot. Cruz’s point yesterday at CPAC was that Dole, McCain, and Romney lost because they weren’t conservative enough. That’s not because they’re gutless — he said specifically that they were “good” and “decent” men — but because they’re not committed, full-throated ideologues, even less so when they’re fighting for purple states in a national election. We can debate whether that’s true but there’s nothing offensive in raising the subject. I...
  • Poll: John McCain’s low job approval

    03/06/2014 2:20:20 PM PST · by gooblah · 12 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/6/14 12:30 PM EST | Tal Kopan
    Sen. John McCain is the least popular senator in the country of those surveyed by Public Policy Polling, with low marks from members of his own party, independents and Democrats. Just 30 percent of Arizona voters approve of the job the Republican senator is doing, while 54 percent disapprove, according to a PPP release Thursday. That is the worst of any senator’s polling in the nation that PPP has found. Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/03/poll-john-mccains-low-job-approval-104355.html#ixzz2vDwQ2KMU
  • Poll: The least popular senator in America is…

    03/06/2014 1:48:52 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/06/2014 | AllahPundit
    To clarify, he’s the least popular incumbent in his home state among the many states that PPP has polled this year. This is a survey of Arizona, not of the entire U.S., in case that makes a difference to you. And maybe it should: A former national nominee would probably poll better nationally, based on pure name recognition (and maybe some sympathy for his defeat), than he might among locals who are following his Senate votes day to day.But let’s not let the fine print spoil this. At last, my friends, people of all partisan stripes have found something they...
  • John McCain on Ukraine invasion: ‘Putin does not have a great deal of respect for President

    03/01/2014 7:31:41 AM PST · by rktman · 69 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2/28/2014 | Brendan Bordelon
    Republican Arizona Sen. John McCain said on Friday that Russian President Vladimir Putin may have invaded Ukraine because he’s unafraid of a weak White House.
  • McCain: Here’s How to Punish Putin

    03/01/2014 10:03:52 PM PST · by kingattax · 55 replies
    Yahoo/Daily Beast ^ | 3-1-14 | Josh Rogin
    President Obama promised Friday there would be “costs” if Russia moved troops into Ukraine, but he didn’t specify what those costs might be. Sen. John McCain has several suggestions for Obama, including the sanctioning of high-level Russian officials; restarting missile defense plans in Eastern Europe; and bringing Georgia, a former Soviet republic, into NATO. McCain said he plans to push from the Congressional side, he told The Daily Beast in an exclusive interview Saturday evening. McCain wants the administration to expand its threat to pull out of the G8 Summit in Sochi scheduled for June. That limited move is unlikely...
  • Congress pushes for Russia sanctions, Ukrainian aid

    03/01/2014 5:25:56 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 38 replies
    USA Today | March 1, 2014
    Led by Manchurian candidate and old warhorse himself Senator John McCain, of course. Calls for immediate actions against Russia (even though admitting Obama, not unlike himself, is incompetent, incapable, impotent and incontinent). http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2014/03/01/congress-response-to-ukraine-crisis/5926691/
  • Senators Graham, Ayotte and McCain Pen Letter to President Obama Requesting Benghazi Answers

    02/06/2014 10:08:42 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 34 replies
    Kelly Ayotte Senate website ^ | Feb 6 , 2014 | Sen Kelly Ayotte
    Dear President Obama, We watched with great interest your recent interview with Bill O'Reilly. Unfortunately, we believe the interview raises more questions than it answers regarding the September 11, 2012, terrorist attack in Benghazi that resulted in the death of four Americans. The American people and their representatives in Congress deserve to know the truth regarding what happened before, during, and after the terrorist attack. For that reason, we ask that you help clarify some of the questions raised by your interview.
  • Senator John McCain: “We Are All Ukrainians”

    02/28/2014 6:47:47 PM PST · by PaulCruz2016 · 94 replies
    Time ^ | 02-28-2014 | Jay Newton-Small
    In response to reports of a Russian takeover in parts of Crimea, Arizona Senator John McCain said on Friday, “We are all Ukrainians,” before calling for swift U.S. economic aid to Ukraine, condemnation of Russia at the United Nations, sanctions against Russian officials and the installation of U.S. missiles in the nearby Czech Republic. Russian President Vladimir Putin believes “this is a chess match reminiscent of the Cold War and we need to realize that and act accordingly,” McCain said, in an exclusive interview with TIME. “That does not mean I envision a conflict with Russia, but we need to...
  • New Benghazi Witnesses

    02/27/2014 2:31:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 27, 2014 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- National Security Advisor Susan Rice appeared on NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday and said that when she had appeared on several news outlets back in September 2012 to state that the attack on an American diplomatic installation in Benghazi was a "spontaneous reaction" to an American-made film that appeared on YouTube she had used "the best information we [the White House] had at the time." Senator John McCain responded to her statement Sunday that it left him "almost speechless." The Arizona Republican said on CBS's "Face the Nation" that "I'm almost speechless, because it's patently obvious, first of...
  • Syria jihadists lay down rules for Christians

    02/26/2014 7:05:49 PM PST · by george76 · 22 replies
    AFP ^ | 26 February 2014
    A jihadist group in Syria said Wednesday that Christians in the city of Raqa will have to pay taxes and hold religious rituals behind closed doors, under a set of rules. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), listed 12 rules which made up an "agreement" with Christians in the northern city to provide "protection." ... Christians must pay a "jiziyeh" tax, as imposed in early Islam on non-Muslim subjects. ... also demands Christians "do not put on display a cross or anything from their book, anywhere on Muslims' path or markets" and that they should not "use...
  • Staying Out of Other People's Wars

    02/08/2014 11:41:02 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Sunshine State News ^ | February 8, 2014 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    "If these negotiations [with Iran] fail, there are two grim alternatives," said Sen. Richard Durbin, "a nuclear Iran, or war, or perhaps both." Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham returned from the Munich security conference saying that even John Kerry agrees that President Obama's Syrian policy has failed. They are urging another look at air strikes. North Korea is warning that should the annual U.S.-South Korean military exercises go forward in March, it could mean war, possibly nuclear war. Philippines President Benigno Aquino III this week compared his country's situation to Czechoslovakia in 1938, and the disputed islets off his...
  • Ted Cruz Says Obama Should Threaten Iran

    02/07/2014 5:32:24 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 77 replies
    HispanicBusiness.com ^ | February 7, 2014 | Paul Bedard
    Expanding his attack on the administration's nuclear deal with Iran, Sen. Ted Cruz Thursday said that President Obama should end talks, demand Tehran give up its nuclear program immediately and use military force if the terrorist nation doesn't give in. A "responsible president," the Texas Republican told a conference on Iran's grab for a nuclear weapon, "would stand up and say unequivocally, in terms that allow no confusion, 'Under no circumstances will the nation of Iran be allowed to acquire nuclear weapon capability, and they will either halt now or we will use every step necessary including direct military force...
  • GOP Senator Apologizes for McCain Tantrum at Syrian Christian Leader Meeting

    02/05/2014 11:58:26 AM PST · by jazusamo · 63 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February 5, 2014
    Hell-bent on arming opposition forces in Syria—despite strong evidence that they’re run by Islamic terrorists—John McCain displayed behavior unbecoming of a United States Senator during a recent meeting with Syrian Christian leaders touring Capitol Hill. The delegation of Syrian clergy came to Washington to raise awareness among lawmakers of the growing crisis among the region’s minority Christian community. Christians make up about 10% of the Syrian population and they are being targeted and ruthlessly murdered by radical elements of the rebel forces, according to the visiting church officials. They say the media and human rights groups in the west have...
  • McCain Happy that House is Pushing Amnesty

    02/01/2014 8:41:36 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    The Loft (GOPUSA) ^ | February 1, 2014 | Bobby Eberle
    Sen. John McCain, one of the leading pro-amnesty legislators in Washington, has offered praise to the Republicans in the House of Representatives. Why? Because, like the Senate, GOP Republicans are now beginning to cave in as well. McCain welcomes the GOP plan to grant legal status to illegal aliens and thanked House Speaker John Boehner for "getting control" of his colleagues. As reported in the Washington Post, McCain said that "House Republicans wouldn't have been able to release the outlines of an immigration reform plan if House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) hadn't seized control of his colleagues."
  • The Real Reason Sarah Palin Defended John McCain

    01/28/2014 12:10:14 PM PST · by Marcus · 162 replies
    Yahoo Voices ^ | January 28, 2014 | Mark R. Whittington
    Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. was recently censored by Arizona Republicans for being too much of a RINO and a generally irascible fellow. Sarah Palin has taken to her Facebook page to rally to the venerable war hero's defense.
  • Gov. Palin: Sen. McCain Dedicated to National Security

    01/27/2014 7:43:15 PM PST · by Bratch · 133 replies
    USA for Palin ^ | January 27, 2014 | Sarah Palin via USA for Palin
    Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin today posted this Status Update on Facebook:On this day in 1973 the Paris Peace Accords were signed. Although controversial, this treaty resulted in the release of our American POWs in Vietnam. Among them was John McCain. Our courageous POWs had endured unimaginable punishment at the hands of enemy captors in their sacrificial service to country. Our appreciation for them cannot be adequately articulated. So many of these vets and POWs have continued to serve our country in private life. They’re still fighting for America and showing their love of country in all they do. Some...
  • Ukraine: far-right extremists at core of 'democracy' protest (Neo-Nazis)

    01/26/2014 2:36:51 PM PST · by kronos77 · 32 replies
    As violent scenes play out on the streets of Kiev, we look at the major role extremist right-wing movements have played in Ukraine's "pro-democracy" movement. Ukraine's far-right is gaining support and confidence through its role in the street protests, with the Svoboda party assuming a leading role in the movement and paramilitary groups leading the street fighting. In December US senator John McCain travelled to Ukraine to offer his support to the opposition, appearing on stage with leaders of the three opposition parties leading the protests - including the far-right Svoboda party. Svoboda is currently Ukraine's fourth biggest party and...
  • McCain Hangs Out With Soros In Switzerland

    01/26/2014 1:28:26 PM PST · by Da Bilge Troll · 65 replies
    patdollard.com ^ | Jan 25, 2014 | Jake Hammer
    US Senator for Arizona John McCain (L) talks with Soros Fund Management Chairman George Soros at the World Economic Forum in Davos on January 23, 2014. Some 40 world leaders gather in the Swiss ski resort Davos.
  • Finally out of the closet

    01/26/2014 6:48:14 AM PST · by Don Corleone · 58 replies
    Drudge Report | 1/26/14 | Drudge
    McCain shmoozing with Soros in picture posted on Drudge today
  • Obama Donor Picked for Ambassador to Norway Fumbles Basic Questions About Norway

    01/25/2014 2:33:07 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 38 replies
    Live leak ^ | Liveleak
    Obama Donor Picked for Ambassador to Norway Fumbles Basic Questions About Norway Obama bundler raised $500,000 for the 2012 cycle. Obama's presidency has been built on lies, apparently his followers are good at it also.The next US ambassador to Norway, George Tsunis bundled $500,000 for President Obama in 2012, apparently knows nothing about Norway. Questioned by Senator John McCain about the anti-immigration Progress Party, which has now joined the ruling coalition, Tsunis had no idea what McCain was talking about. McCain asked for his thoughts; Tsunis replied, “You get some fringe elements that have a a microphone and spew their...
  • McCain, Kaine unveil measure to change war powers

    01/19/2014 4:37:22 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 16, 2014 3:56 PM EST | Donna Cassata
    Two members of the Senate are pressing for significant changes to how presidents consult with Congress on sending the military into war. Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Tim Kaine, D-Va., unveiled legislation on Thursday that would repeal the 1973 War Powers Resolution, often ignored by presidents of both parties, and replace it with a new law that requires greater consultation and a congressional vote within 30 days on any significant armed conflict. …
  • John McCain Hits the Dust

    01/14/2014 9:54:20 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 22 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 01/14/14 | Little Tboca
    <p>Although this may seem minor to some - it's encouraging to see that Americans aren't just complaining they're doing some very constructive.  We've all discussed John McCain and his flip flopping votes and not just leaning to the left, but  joining the left many times.</p>
  • John McCain To Hold January Fundraiser For 2016 senate Reelection

    01/10/2014 12:28:57 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 01/10/2014 | Kate Nocera
    WASHINGTON — In the clearest indication yet that Sen. John McCain is gearing up to run for a sixth term, the Arizona Republican is holding a Washington fundraiser at the end of January. McCain is not up for reelection until 2016, but appears to be kicking things off early. An invitation from “Friends of John McCain” bills a Jan. 28 fundraiser as the senator’s “first DC re-elect reception” at Johnny’s Half Shell in Washington. Requested donations range between $1,000 and $5,200.In December, McCain hosted a New York fundraiser as he “[considered] running for re-election to the U.S. Senate.” McCain...
  • McCain hints at reelection run with fundraising event (concerned retirement will age him)

    01/10/2014 7:49:22 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 10, 2014 | Mario Trujillo
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is hosting a $1,000 fundraiser in Washington, D.C., next month, providing a hint that he will run for reelection in 2016. McCain’s office confirmed the fundraiser to The Hill while reiterating that the Arizona senator has not made a final decision about running again. His office said he will be prepared regardless. Buzzfeed first reported the fundraiser, which will be held Jan. 28 for “his first DC re-elect reception.” McCain has said he is strongly considering a run for reelection in 2016, after he joked last year this term could be his last in the Senate....
  • Senate Majority Leader Checks Himself into Hospital

    12/22/2013 8:51:45 AM PST · by John Semmens · 24 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 20 Dec 2013 | John Semmens
    Senator Harry Reid (D-Nev) checked himself into the hospital Friday as a precautionary measure. “Luckily, the senator has the best of healthcare coverage,” said Reid’s greatly relieved spokesman, Adam Jentleson. “We expect he will be back on his feet shortly, but the senator asked that I use this occasion to remind those less well insured to sign up for Obamacare before illness strikes them down.” Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill) said that he would be replacing Reid in his absence and urged his fellow senators “to move forward with the vital work to which Senator Reid has given his...