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  • John McCain On Cam Newton's Post-Game Sulking: "I Know What It's Like To Lose"

    02/08/2016 2:45:19 PM PST · by Biggirl · 31 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 8, 2016 | Trent Baker
    Monday on Fox News Channel’s “Outnumbered,” Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) commented on Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton electing to leave his post-Super Bowl press conference Sunday after his team lost to the Denver Broncos 24-10. McCain defended the 2015 NFL season MVP, saying he knows “what it’s like to lose” having lost a presidential election to President Barack Obama, but he does think Newton can bounce back from the Super Bowl loss.
  • Former Mexican President: We're Not Paying for 'Stupid' Wall

    02/08/2016 7:03:41 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 95 replies
    NBC News ^ | 8 Feb 2016 | by Brian Latimer
    A former Mexican president had some tough words when asked about GOP candidate Donald Trump's much-touted plan to build a border wall that he says will be paid for by Mexico. "We are not going to pay any single cent for such a stupid wall! And it's going to be completely useless," said former Mexican president Felipe Calderón when asked about this at the AmCham Egypt for Business Conference on Sunday. Calderón told CNBC's Hadley Gamble his country will not be funding the construction of the wall, also adding that while Trump blames Mexican migration for the majority of illegal...
  • Bernie Sanders Appears on SNL; Speaks Against The One Percent

    02/07/2016 10:58:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 7, 2016 | Christine Rousselle
    Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) made a cameo appearance on Saturday Night Live last night, playing a character named "Bernie Sanderswitzky" who was upset at a passenger on a sinking ship was attempting to hop the line for a lifeboat due to his higher economic status. "Sanderswitzky" said that he was not a socialist, rather that the policy was "democratic socialism," and that the difference between the two was "yuge."
  • GOPe Anti-Trump Super Pac Sends Out Smear Flyers Before New Hampshire Primary

    02/06/2016 10:46:09 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 35 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 02/06/15 | Jim Hoft
    GOP establishment hacks from TrumpQuestions.com sent out thousands of Anti-Trump flyers this week attacking the Republican frontrunner in New Hampshire. TrumpQuestions.com is an offshoot of Our Principles PAC.Our Principles PAC is an anti-Donald Trump super PAC founded by Katie Packer, a former aide to Mitt Romney‘s 2012 presidential campaign. The super PAC has sent mailers and aired television ads in Iowa criticizing Trump’s policies. The super PAC operates OurPinciples.com and TrumpQuestions.com.The GOP hacks are trying to smear Trump as anti-gun in their most recent flyers.** Donald Trump is a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment. The anti-Trump PAC is hoping...
  • Anti-Trump super-PAC’s secret weapon: John McCain

    02/04/2016 5:29:12 PM PST · by jazusamo · 60 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 4, 2016 | Jonathon Swan
    The anti-Trump super-PAC that spent more than $2 million slamming the billionaire in Iowa is preparing to launch a new secret weapon in New Hampshire -- John McCain. "Probably the only significant strategy shift is we are going to remind voters in New Hampshire about the disgraceful things that he said about John McCain," said the leader of Our Principles PAC, Katie Packer, who was Mitt Romney's deputy campaign manager in 2012. Trump offended many Republicans when he mocked McCain's Vietnam War service last July, saying "he was a war hero because he was captured. ... I like people who...
  • Are the Club For Growth & Freedomworks spending money against Trump but not against McCain?

    02/03/2016 4:00:47 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 1 replies
    McCain is the best chance at taking out an incumbent but the Club For Growth don't like it when candidates talk about amnesty instead of 2% spending cuts. The Club For Growth wanted pro-amnesty Gosar, Salmon or Schweikert to run in Arizona against McCain. http://archive.azcentral.com/opinions/articles/20130430schweikert-salmon-gosar-immigration.html http://atr.rollcall.com/conservative-groups-not-sold-john-mccain-challenger/ http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/257876-club-for-growth-claims-credit-as-trump-drops-in-iowa
  • Just to remind you: The Iowa Caucuses recent history

    02/01/2016 8:10:48 PM PST · by EveningStar · 62 replies
    February 1, 2016
    Keeping things in perspective: 2008 Republican Iowa Caucus winner: Mike Huckabee, eventual nominee John McCain finished a distant fourth. 2012 Republican Iowa Caucus winner: Rick Santorum, eventual nominee Mitt Romney finished a very close second.
  • Fox News, Rupert Murdoch, and The Immigration/Amnesty Agenda…

    11/13/2015 5:43:07 AM PST · by Amntn · 20 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 11/13/115 | Sundance
    During the Fox Business News debate several political junkies noted a rather curious omission: Senator Marco Rubio was never questioned about the 2013 Senate Gang-of-Eight bill and his stance on Comprehensive Immigration Reform. In fact, if you were to review the debate substance you'd note that candidate Rubio wasn't directly questioned about his immigration positions at all.It is not disconnected that during the 2013/2014 Gang-of-Eight immigration constructs, Fox News was an active participant in the promotion of the immigration reform proposals. In order to facilitate the congressional immigration intent Fox launched a previously unknown pro-amnesty propaganda blitz to support senate...
  • 'SNL': Tina Fey Returns to Mock Sarah Palin for Donald Trump Endorsement

    01/24/2016 9:41:51 AM PST · by EveningStar · 109 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | January 23, 2016 | Ryan Parker
    Tina Fey gave her fans what they were hoping for all week.Fey returned to Saturday Night Live to once again play former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin on the heels of the political commentator's endorsement of Donald Trump.Fey appeared as Palin in the cold open alongside the GOP presidential candidate, played by fellowSNLveteranDarrell Hammond.
  • Reflecting Nation’s Unrest . . . Precinct Workers Tell McCain It’s Time To Quit

    01/24/2016 9:26:31 AM PST · by GonzoII · 14 replies
    The Wanderer ^ | January 23, 2016 | By DEXTER DUGGAN
    PHOENIX -- There's no earthly chasm disrupting tree-lined Central Avenue here as it placidly heads north of Bethany Home Road, past well-off residences. However, there might as well have been an abyss between U.S. Sen. John McCain's former home on Central and the church auditorium not far away where local Republican precinct committeemen convened for their annual assembly. McCain left that neighborhood once his children were grown, and the regular January meeting of Maricopa County GOP precinct ground troops, resounding with denunciations of their own party's dispiriting record, in effect voted overwhelmingly that McCain should leave the Senate, too, although...
  • Obama’s Dirty Little Secret to Winning the 2012 Presidential Election

    01/24/2016 6:36:30 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 52 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 11.12.12 | Michael Medved
    ...there’s no basis for the common claim Obama won through a superb, unprecedented, supremely effective get-out-the-vote effort by the Democrats. Even downcast Republicans have hailed the opposition’s turnout operation as magnificent, but they fail to note that it resulted in far fewer voters showing up for President Obama. - The president drew 7.6 million fewer votes than he did in the hope-and-change election of 2008. - Exit polls showed that Obama got a slightly smaller percentage of the black vote than last time and that turnout was sharply down, delivering at least 1.5 million fewer African-American ballots for the Democrats....
  • McCain: ‘I respect’ Palin’s decision on Trump

    01/20/2016 8:58:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 20, 2016 | Julian Hattem
    Sen. John McCain declined on Wednesday to criticize Sarah Palin, his former running mate, for endorsing Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump. "I respect her view," McCain (R-Ariz.) told reporters in the Senate on Wednesday, a day after Palin endorsed the man with whom he has had a bitter feud. "I have great affection and appreciation for her," he said. "I respect what she does." Palin's decision isn't affecting his own thinking about the race, McCain added. "I'm not considering anyone," he said. "I've got my own race to run." McCain had previously endorsed Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), one of his...
  • Former McCain aide: Sarah Palin's Trump endorsement a "big lose" for Ted Cruz

    01/20/2016 9:58:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    CBS News ^ | January 20, 2016
    Rick Davis, the campaign manager for 2008 GOP nominee John McCain, said Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is the loser in former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's decision to endorse businessman Donald Trump for the 2016 GOP nomination. "You win every day or you lose every day in a campaign at this stage down to the wire. And it was a big win day for Trump and a big lose day for Cruz," Davis said on "CBS This Morning." There's a "battle for the dwindling Carson vote," he said, which is why both Trump and Cruz are pushing so hard to build...
  • Sarah Palin cost John McCain 2 million votes in 2008, according to a study

    01/20/2016 8:46:10 AM PST · by Gandalf the Mauve · 92 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 1-19-16 | Philip Bump
    There was one race in which Palin appears not to have been much help -- and, in fact, hurt the candidate. According to a 2010 study from researchers at Stanford University, noted by Brendan Nyhan, Palin's presence on the 2008 Republican presidential ticket cost John McCain 1.6 percentage points. In an election in which 131 million people voted, that's 2.1 million votes that McCain should have gotten but didn't.... As the campaign progressed, fewer people said they didn't have an opinion on Palin. And as nearly all of those people formed an opinion on her, that opinion was a negative...
  • Bush on a brink of a big endorsement? (John McCain)

    01/17/2016 12:02:26 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 74 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/17/16 | John King
    -snip- One "Amigo" is in the Bush camp -- and another is being courted. Sen. Lindsey Graham endorsed Jeb Bush this past week, calling him best-prepared among the Republican candidates to be commander in chief. Graham's own presidential campaign didn't get very far, but Bush is hoping his endorsement helps in the senator's home state of South Carolina. And now, the former Florida governor is trying to enlist Graham's help in winning another high profile endorsement: that of Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain. McCain, of course, was the 2008 Republican presidential nominee, and traveled often with Graham and then-Sen. Joseph...
  • Quarter of Republicans think Cruz's birthplace disqualifies him for president: poll

    01/15/2016 5:14:48 AM PST · by GonzoII · 204 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Jan 15, 2016 7:05am EST | Ginger Gibson
    A quarter of Republicans think White House hopeful Ted Cruz is disqualified to serve as U.S. president because he was born in Canada to an American mother, a new Reuters/Ipsos poll found. Republican voters nearly mirror independents and the broader electorate in their belief that Cruz cannot hold the White House, with 27 percent of all voters and 28 percent of independents responding he should be disqualified. Cruz, a U.S. Senator from Texas who was born to a U.S. citizen mother and Cuban father in Calgary, Alberta, has brushed aside the attacks about his eligibility as pure politics. But...
  • Building the biggest dinosaur that ever lived: Titanosaur skeleton is so large its head pokes [tr]

    01/15/2016 6:39:52 AM PST · by C19fan · 5 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 15, 2016 | Ryan O'Hare
    It was the biggest dinosaur that ever lived, so when museum experts tried to reconstruct a life-sized skeleton of the recently discovered titanosaur it presented something of a challenge. The American Museum of Natural History in New York needed to use some careful spatial planning when it built a replica of the enormous creature for a new exhibition. At 20 ft (6 m) tall and 122 ft (37 m) long, the recently discovered dinosaur's skeleton is so big it does not fit in the museum’s warehouse-sized exhibition room.
  • Rand Paul: "Extraordinary" to have a president born outside the U.S.

    01/10/2016 10:04:20 PM PST · by Red Steel · 77 replies
    cbs ^ | January 10, 2016, 1:51 PM | Rebecca Kaplan
    Weighing on the controversy over whether Canadian-born Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is eligible to be president, his fellow senator Rand Paul said Sunday that it would be "extraordinary" to have a president born outside of the U.S. "He would be the first president not born in the United States. And so that alone would be extraordinary. And so people have to decide for their own minds whether it makes a difference where someone is born," he said on CBS' "Face the Nation" Sunday. ... Paul predicted Sunday that Democrats would challenge Cruz's eligibility and that it would ultimately have...
  • This is the end of John McCain: Why the Arizona senator could finally be facing retirement

    01/10/2016 3:44:49 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 62 replies
    salon.com ^ | 1/9/16 | Paul Blest
    Five and a half years after Senator John McCain killed off what was left of The Maverick - the independent-thinking, "not afraid to tell it like it is" character he'd been LARPing since the 2000 Republican primary - in order to win a contentious primary against Tea Party challenger J.D. Hayworth, he's facing the prospect of the end of his career once again. This time, it's against a state senator who's perfectly content with grifting votes at a Donald Trump rally. McCain's seat has been targeted by conservative groups for years now to no avail, but this time, it's a...
  • McCain Walks Back Ted Cruz Comments: “I Assume That He Is Eligible”

    01/08/2016 12:59:43 PM PST · by Isara · 37 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | Jan. 8, 2016 | Andrew Kaczynski & Megan Apper
    The Arizona senator says he’s just asking questions.Arizona Sen. John McCain on Thursday walked back comments that he made earlier in the week when he said he wasn't sure if Canadian-born Ted Cruz is eligible to be president and that the Supreme Court may have to make the decision. In a radio appearance on the Michael Medved Show, McCain said that he assumes the Texas senator is eligible to run for president until proven otherwise. "This is something constitutional scholars should make a decision on. I assume that he is eligible, that's my assumption, and I will continue to assume...
  • Romney: Cruz is a 'natural born citizen'

    01/08/2016 12:13:22 PM PST · by VinL · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/9/16 | Jesse Byrne
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney on Friday defended Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) from those questioning the GOP candidate's eligibility to be president. Romney tweeted that Cruz "is a 'natural born citizen.' Obama too. Even George Romney," he said, referencing his father who was born to American parents in Mexico and ran for president. "This isn't the issue you're looking for," Romney added of the Cruz citizenship debate. Romney has weighed in on other controversies during the 2016 GOP primary in his effort to help shape dialogue in the race and become a mentor in the party. The 2012 Republican presidential...
  • Cruz Unfazed by McCain's Birther Attacks: 'Everyone Knows He's Going to Endorse Rubio'

    01/08/2016 11:51:58 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 21 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 01-08-2016 | Michael van der Galien
    On Laura Ingraham's radio show today, Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz said he's not surprised by John McCain's dishonest birther attacks. For those who missed it, McCain said yesterday that Cruz may not be eligible because he was born in Canada. Of the course the Arizona senator -- who himself was born in the Panama Canal Zone -- knows full well that Cruz is a natural-born citizen, but that doesn't matter; he hates Cruz, which is why he does everything in his power to derail the Texan's presidential campaign. If he has to lie to do so, so be it....
  • McCain knifes Cruz: Um, I don't know if he's a natural-born citizen of the U.S.

    01/07/2016 2:50:29 PM PST · by Kaslin · 57 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | January 7, 2016 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Via BuzzFeed, this makes three big names from three very different sectors of the party suddenly questioning Cruz’s eligibility. McCain represents the establishmentarians; Rand Paul represents libertarians; and Donald Trump represents … whatever the hell Trumpism is. It seems we’ve reached the “any weapon to hand” stage among Cruz’s political enemies. Which is interesting in ol’ Mav’s case, since his 2008 campaign against Obama will forever be remembered by grassroots righties for his refusal to go kitchen-sink on O. In the end, I guess the “wacko birds” were the real threat all along. May the McCain/Paul/Trump alliance last a thousand...
  • Pelosi: Cruz, McCain births are different matters

    01/07/2016 2:03:42 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/7/2016 | Mike Lillis
    Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) suggested Thursday that, when it comes to questions of U.S. citizenship, not all foreign births are the same. The House minority leader cited "a distinction" between Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who was born on a U.S. military base in Panama, and Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who was born in Canada to a U.S.- citizen mother. "I do think there is a distinction between John McCain being born to a family and serving our country in Panama than someone born in another country," Pelosi told reporters in the Capitol. "But, again, this is a constitutional issue that will...
  • Cruz, Rubio Presidential Eligibility Challenged In FL, VT, and MD!

    01/07/2016 1:51:32 PM PST · by Mariner · 231 replies
    The Marshall Report ^ | January 7th, 2016 | Dianne Marshall
    Well, so far complaints involving the ineligibility for Cruz, Rubio and Jindal to run for president have been filed in three states. Florida, Vermont, and MD. It appears all these people have to do is show proof of the eligibility requirements to run for president as stated in the constitution. So far none have, however Jindal has dropped out so it is moot for him. (Citizenship is not the same as the naturalization requirements for citizenship to run for President as stated in the constitution.) For some odd reason, Cruz has had his birth records sealed. He’ll have to answer...
  • The stunningly illogical attack on Ted Cruz's citizenship

    01/07/2016 11:32:52 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 50 replies
    American Irony ^ | 1-7-16 | The Looking Spoon
    In Canada a natural born citizen is someone who is born in the country or someone born abroad and has one parent who is a citizen. In the United States according to this Harvard Law Review article, a naturally born U.S citizen would fall under the very same requirements. Congress has recognized since the Founding, a person born abroad to a U.S. citizen parent is generally a U.S. citizen from birth with no need for naturalization. And the phrase “natural born Citizen” in the Constitution encompasses all such citizens from birth. Thus, an individual born to a U.S. citizen parent...
  • On the Meaning of “Natural Born Citizen”

    01/06/2016 6:03:47 PM PST · by OddLane · 60 replies
    Harvard Law Review ^ | Neal Kaytal and Paul Clement
    We have both had the privilege of heading the Office of the Solicitor General during different administrations. We may have different ideas about the ideal candidate in the next presidential election, but we agree on one important principle: voters should be able to choose from all constitutionally eligible candidates, free from spurious arguments that a U.S. citizen at birth is somehow not constitutionally eligible to serve as President simply because he was delivered at a hospital abroad.
  • Judge Unbelievably Refuses to Grant a Retrial for Former Rep. Renzi

    01/04/2016 12:29:07 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 4, 2016 | Rachel Alexander
    Tucson Federal District Court Judge David Bury issued a decision on December 30 denying a retrial for imprisoned former Congressman Rick Renzi of Arizona, developments which I've been tracking over the last six months. Bizarrely, at the same time, Bury admitted in his nine-page opinion that virtually everything factual Renzi had asserted in his motion for a retrial regarding the prosecution's misconduct was true. The prosecution withheld exculpatory evidence from Renzi's defense — which likely would have changed the jury's mind — not just once, but multiple times. Some of it was not discovered until after the trial was over,...
  • Chris Rock Makes Dumbass, Racist, “Equal Pay” Comment. Misses Huge Irony…

    01/03/2016 2:00:07 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 23 replies
    Louder with Crowder ^ | 1/2/16 | Steve Crowder
    Chris Rock is a favorite of ours at LwC (see Dear Racist Chris Rock: White Kids Get Shot Too.. More, Actually and Dear Chris Rock: You Racist, Ignorant A...), as is Jennifer Lawrence (see Jennifer Lawrence Angers Feminists on 'Equal Pay' : 'I Blame Myself..' and #SJW Feminists OUTRAGED Over How Much Jennifer Lawrence Makes..), so when we heard the two names together.. Oh, no. They aren't making a movie together. Chris Rock was just claiming that if J-Law were black, then she would really have some unequally pay to complain about. Rock, who spread the word about Jones to...
  • Western Illinois University Predicts a Bernie Sanders Victory in 2016

    11/15/2015 5:33:01 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | 11/03/2015 | By Colleen Connolly
    The results are in for one Illinois university's famous mock presidential election, but the clear winner may surprise some. Western Illinois University's mock election predicted a landslide victory for Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders, with running mate Martin O'Malley, in 2016. The predicted Sanders-O'Malley ticket garnered 404 electoral votes to Jeb Bush-Marco Rubio's 114 votes. In the popular vote, Sanders earned 741 votes (49 percent) to Bush's 577 (38 percent). The famously accurate mock election correctly predicted the outcomes of the 2008 and 2012 elections, and the university claims it's the "largest and most elaborate mock presidential simulation in the nation."...
  • McCain challenged Hillary to drinking contest

    12/31/2015 2:32:22 PM PST · by PROCON · 72 replies
    thehill.com ^ | Dec. 31, 2015 | Jonathan Easley
    Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton says she once went head-to-head with Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) in a drinking contest. "I haven't been in many [drinking contests], but the most famous one, I suppose is the one I engaged in with Sen. John McCain when he and I were on a congressional delegation and he kind of challenged me," Clinton said in a video posted on her Facebook page Thursday. "We have our political differences, but we sat there drinking vodka."
  • Get Ready: Why 2016 Will Be Totally Nuts

    12/27/2015 9:35:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | December 28, 2015 | Michael Tomasky
    You want predictions? After a year like this?! Who knows. I will say in my defense that after Donald Trump went after John McCain, and nearly everybody in Punditland was saying that’s it, he’s cooked, I wrote no, not so fast. Five-plus months later, that column reads pretty well! So here I go. Who Will Be the Republican Presidential Nominee?: As I write these words, I’m gonna go ahead and say Ted Cruz, although I actually kinda think it will be Trump, and I’m aware that I’m just saying Cruz to sound respectable (Cruz! Respectable!). Marco Rubio...well, here’s the thing....
  • The Great Bait and Switch: Why a conservative Reagan won two landslides, and moderates always lose

    12/27/2015 4:04:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Jewish Political Updates ^ | December 27, 2015 | Shlomo Pollak
    The dabate continues: do we stick to our principles, or do we run to the middle? Since Romney’s shocking defeat, this debate has taken on a new sense of urgency, with the thinking that if Obama was reelected, even Hillary can win this thing?!? Nobody changed teams, obviously…. The moderates remained moderates, and are “now more then ever”, energized to crush the right wing, that “cost us” an important election…. The conservatives, are equally incredulous, and fear a do-over with another moderate, will net us exactly the same results as last time…. THIS DABATE ACTUALLY SEEMS TO BE, BETWEEN REASON...
  • How Romney And McCain Could Help Propel Rubio To Victory In New Hampshire

    12/23/2015 8:58:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | December 22, 2015 | Jamie Weinstein, senior editor
    Could Mitt Romney and John McCain turn out to be the hidden arrows in Marco Rubio's political quiver in New Hampshire?[continued]
  • Sanctuary City Advocate Wrong to Lead Border Patrol, Senate Homeland Security Chairman Warns

    12/12/2015 11:46:16 PM PST · by Ray76 · 55 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | Dec 10, 2015 | Natalie Johnson
    Selecting San Francisco's former police chief to head the U.S. Border Patrol would encourage more illegal border crossings because she has a record of not enforcing federal immigration laws, Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., argues. Heather Fong advocated San Francisco's "sanctuary city" policy of non-cooperation with federal immigration officials, Johnson said in a letter Monday to U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske. "The selection of such a candidate would send a strong message-both in the U.S. and outside of the U.S.-that enforcing our immigration laws is not a priority of U.S. Customs and Border Protection," Johnson wrote.
  • Karl Rove: Donald Trump Would Get 'Creamed' Up Against Hillary Clinton

    12/12/2015 10:30:30 AM PST · by GonzoII · 152 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | /12/2015 11:44 am ET | Ashley Alman
    Karl Rove, who served as an adviser to former President George W. Bush, warned Republicans that nominating Donald Trump could be a death wish for the party. In a Wall Street Journal column published Friday, Rove acknowledged Trump's consistently strong standing among Republicans in the polls, and the impressively high percentage of backers -- 46 percent, according to a recent Quinnipiac poll -- who say they won't stray from Trump before the primaries. Hitting Trump for his antics -- citing the Republican presidential candidate's beef with Fox News host Megyn Kelly and insults of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) for being...
  • Gun Owners Of America Endorses Kelli Ward Against John McCain

    12/10/2015 3:28:37 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 24 replies
    gingpac.org ^ | 12/9/15
    Larry Pratt, executive director of Gun Owners Of America has openly endorsed Arizona State Senator Kelly Ward to replace John McCain in 2016. According to Pratt, "Senator McCain does not respect the Constitution. He is so irritable and so dislikes being criticized that he actually tried to eliminate the first amendment 60 days before an election, namely the McCain-Feingold Act." Jennifer Lawrence, a Community Liaison with GOA told Breitbart: "We really love Dr. Ward, she's done amazing things in the Senate here in Arizona. She is by far the strongest on the Second Amendment. We're really enthusiastic to see what...
  • Exclusive: New Emails on Secret Benghazi Weapons

    09/13/2015 12:06:35 AM PDT · by CutePuppy · 68 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2015 September 11 | Catherine Herridge, Pamela Browne
    On the third anniversary of the Benghazi terrorist attack, emails reviewed by Fox News raise significant questions about US government support for the secret shipment of weapons to the Libyan opposition.During the Spring of 2011, as the Obama administration ramped up efforts to topple the Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, a licensed American arms dealer, Marc Turi, his business partner formerly with the CIA, senior US military officials in Europe and Africa as well as a former staffer for republican Senator John McCain considered logistics for arming the rebels, according to the emails exclusively obtained by Fox Business and Fox News....
  • Lindsey Graham: Cruz’s pro-life stance not electable

    12/05/2015 9:09:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    One News Now ^ | December 5, 2015 | Michael F. Haverluck
    Presidential candidate Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) took a bold step away from many in the pro-life camp Thursday when taking aim at his rival for the White House, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), over his allegedly extreme stance against abortion.The South Carolina senator indicated that taking a hardline pro-life stance, in essence, will preclude any presidential candidate from winning the 2016 election. “You can be pro-life and win an election, but if you’re going to tell a woman who’s been raped she has to carry the child of the rapist, you’re losing most Americans,” Graham argued. The 60-year-old GOP member took specific...
  • The media and GOPe want to make Ted Cruz this year’s Mitt Romney

    12/04/2015 8:47:55 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 23 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/4/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Ted Cruz is the most conservative candidate in the Republican field. His speeches are inspirational trips into what America should be, which is why he will never be elected president. He is far too conservative to stand a chance in a general election. In 2012, rank and file Republicans were tricked into nominating a liberal candidate who chased away conservatives and lost, which was exactly the plan. Mitt Romney was never in the race to win. Conservatives knew it and 4.5 million stayed home. The media knew what would happen and it celebrated putting one over on the Republicans when...
  • Trump’s rhetoric turning Muslims against the US, McCain says

    11/29/2015 12:43:40 PM PST · by McGruff · 178 replies
    The Hill ^ | Novemebr 29, 2015 | Bradford Richardson
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Donald Trump's divisive rhetoric is only serving to turn the international Muslim community against the U.S. "Oh, I think it has an interesting effect of turning Muslims all over the world against the United States of America, which is 99.44 percent people who practice an honorable religion," the Arizona senator said of Trump on CBS's "Face the Nation" on Sunday. "As all of our candidates bloviate about the refugees, [Syrian President] Bashar Assad is a major cause of the refugees which are now flooding Europe and causing such consternation in the United States," he said....
  • We should definitely challenge Ted Cruz's citizenship if he is elected president

    11/28/2015 8:27:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 115 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | November 28, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    Texas Senator Ted Cruz has been rising in the polls of late, not only in Iowa, but nationally as well. (And high time, if you ask me.) It’s far too soon to declare him a resident of the top tier aside Trump with so few samples, but the prospect of his being a serious contender for the nomination can’t be discounted. And if he wins the Party’s endorsement, he may be in fine shape to take on Hillary Clinton and then be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. So then what? Well, at least according to...
  • McCain: Focus on refugees 'misplaced'

    11/18/2015 12:14:13 PM PST · by maggief · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 18, 2015 | Rebecca Kheel
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) warned his fellow Republicans on Wednesday not to place too much emphasis on Syrian refugees following the terrorist attacks in Paris last week, calling their focus misguided. “I believe the overwhelming focus on the refugee program in recent days is misplaced,” said McCain, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, in a written statement. “I especially encourage my fellow Republicans to recognize that refugees are not the problem – they are the symptom of the problem.” Since attacks credited to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) killed at least 129, Republicans have called for...
  • McCain slams Cruz's call for religious test for refugees

    11/17/2015 2:55:18 PM PST · by detective · 49 replies
    MSN News ^ | November 17, 2015 | Alexander Bolton
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Tuesday panned the idea of favoring Christian refugees from Syria over Muslims, delivering a rebuttal to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), a GOP presidential candidate. McCain said using a religious test on Syrian refugees, especially children, makes no sense. “I don’t think any child, whether they are Christian or whether they are atheist or whether they are Buddhist, that we should make a distinction,” McCain said. “My belief is that all children are God’s children.”
  • McCain slams Cruz's call for religious test for refugees

    11/17/2015 11:56:31 AM PST · by VinL · 73 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/18/15 | Alexander Bolton
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Tuesday panned the idea of favoring Christian refugees from Syria over Muslims, delivering a rebuttal to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), a GOP presidential candidate. McCain said using a religious test on Syrian refugees, especially children, makes no sense. “I don’t think any child, whether they are Christian or whether they are atheist or whether they are Buddhist, that we should make a distinction,” McCain said. “My belief is that all children are God’s children.” It’s a rare example of McCain siding with President Obama, who defeated him in the 2008 presidential election, on a hot-button...
  • McCain: White House Win ‘Extremely Difficult’ Without Immigration Action

    11/05/2015 6:17:23 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Roll Call's WGDB Blog ^ | November 5, 2015 | Matthew Fleming and Emma Dumain
    With Speaker Paul D. Ryan’s comments about immigration Sunday, the top two Republicans in Congress have now declared dead the prospects of an overhaul before the 2016 elections. In the aftermath of 2012, when Latinos made up 10 percent of the electorate and President Barack Obama was re-elected resoundingly, Republican lawmakers and strategists predicted the GOP’s White House ambitions were directly tied to the passage of comprehensive immigration legislation. Many of those voices haven’t changed their tune. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., one of the four “gang of eight” Republicans who successfully navigated an immigration overhaul through the Senate in 2013,...
  • Graham & McCain talk about the ‘opportunism’ of Ted Cruz and the need to fight the Islamic State

    11/23/2015 8:55:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Washington Post's PostPolitics ^ | November 23, 2015 | David Weigel
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) returned to the campaign trail this weekend, making seven stops in New Hampshire with his colleague and preferred presidential candidate, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.). After the third stop, at an American Legion hall in Hudson, N.H., the two hawkish Republicans sat down for a joint interview about the refugee crisis, the need to send troops to fight the Islamic State, whether the secretary of state should resign, and what the world would look like had voters made McCain president seven years ago. WP: You both mentioned that there are senators who are late-comers to this issue,...
  • Is John McCain in Trouble From Kelli Ward Next Year?

    11/07/2015 12:27:22 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 40 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 11/7/2015 | Jazz Shaw
     I remember people talking about running a primary challenge against John McCain since at least his 2008 presidential run. That came to pass in 2010, but J.D. Hayworth wound up being beaten like a rug to the tune of more than a twenty point spread. Next year its time for McCain to face the voters again and he’s already drawn a challenger for his party’s nomination. State Senator Kelli Ward (R Lake Havasu City) has been building a team and getting ready for this fight since early this year and she was recently in D.C. talking up her bid...
  • Tell that to the Marines!

    11/07/2015 2:05:06 PM PST · by pboyington · 20 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | November 7, 2015 | Ray Starmann
    Secretary of the Navy, Ray Mabus doesn’t want to hear the truth. He doesn’t want to know the facts. Mabus is deliberately ignoring the Marines’ 900 page study, which describes in detail how women are poorly suited for combat. Conducted over nine months, the Marine Corps’ study involved about 400 Marines, including approximately 100 women. Men and women were assigned to infantry and other ground combat roles as part of the research. They began the experiment in North Carolina and then moved to California, undertaking intensive training in the desert and mountains. Marine officials concluded that women were injured more...
  • The Pentagon Paid Millions to Pro Sports Teams for Military Tributes

    11/04/2015 2:06:05 PM PST · by Wolfie · 23 replies
    Fiscal Times ^ | 11/04/15
    The Pentagon Paid Millions to Pro Sports Teams for Military Tributes That time 80 members of the National Guard unfurled an American flag on the turf during an Atlanta Falcons football game? You paid for that. That on-field swearing-in ceremony for soldiers at a New York Mets game? You pairs for that, too. That's because the Department of Defense paid at least $6.8 million in taxpayer money to professional sports teams for military tributes over the last few years, according to a new report by U.S. Senators John McCain (R) and Jeff Flake (R), both of Arizona. The document shows...