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  • 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...
  • Knowing what he knows now, would Marco Rubio still help Islamic terrorists topple Libya?

    02/06/2016 10:17:35 AM PST · by AuntB · 43 replies
    MoFoPolitics ^ | May. 18, 2015 | M.P.
    By 2005, Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi had dismantled his WMD program and was lauded by the international community as a model for nuclear disarmament. Leaked cables showed improving relations between the Libya and the United States. But in 2011, hoping to brandish his foreign policy credentials for an eventual presidential run, Marco Rubio became one of the most vocal supporters of Hillary Clinton's War on Libya... If we believe that the rise of this new attitude among young people and others seeking a new life and a new way in the Middle East is a positive thing, and I believe...
  • John McCain on No GOP Endorsement: 'Lindsey Graham Was My Man'(Not paraphrasing)

    02/06/2016 5:42:43 AM PST · by doldrumsforgop · 39 replies
    news max ^ | 2/5/16 | t beamon
    Sen. John McCain said Friday that he was not endorsing anyone for the Republican presidential nomination because "Lindsey Graham was my man." "I'm staying out of this," the Arizona senator and 2008 GOP presidential candidate, told Neil Cavuto on Fox News. Graham, the South Carolina senator, dropped out of the race in December. Asked again about an endorsement, McCain responded: "No, I'm not going to. I like too many of them, to be honest with you." McCain was questioned about his endorsement because New Hampshire holds its primaries on Tueday. The senator won primary races in the Granite State in...
  • Turn Off Trump

    02/04/2016 6:58:46 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 30 replies
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  • 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 Senator McCain’s 2016 Re-election Hopes in Trouble?

    02/04/2016 3:47:12 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 17 replies
    conservativereview.com ^ | 2/4/16 | Nate Madden
    Things aren’t looking good for Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), as leaked data from two polls shows his 33-year congressional tenure may not survive the 2016 election cycle. "Senator McCain's key fundamentals are all very poor," reads a polling memo leaked from an anonymous pollster in the Grand Canyon State. "His ballot, his image, his job approval and his hard re-elect all suggest that he is an incredibly vulnerable incumbent as we head into 2016." A memo regarding accompanying polling data gathered between January 56 explains McCain's weaknesses in detail, referring to majority negative opinions on both job approval and personal...
  • [From Sarah Palin] Dirty Politics: Witnessing Firsthand It's Always Heartbreaking, Never Surprising

    02/03/2016 9:49:30 AM PST · by QuinqueViae · 310 replies
    Sarah Palin's Facebook page ^ | 2/3/16 | Sarah Palin
    Thank heavens Donald Trump opened so many eyes to the lies, corruption and total lack of accountability that come so naturally to the permanent political class. And Sen. Ted Cruz was spot on when he once noted that "millions of Americans are asking for accountability and truth." Which is why it's so curious - and saddens us - this lack of accountability with the lies of Cruz's own campaign. Cruz's campaign chairman, U.S. Representative Steve King, is lying, and good for Dr. Ben Carson for calling this out. King, who's previously asked for and received my endorsement, time and resources...
  • Senator McCain Sets Crosshairs on Jones Act Build Requirement

    01/30/2016 5:20:49 PM PST · by rockinqsranch · 8 replies
    gCaptain ^ | January 30, 2016 | Mike Schuler
    "Once again U.S. Senator John McCain [R-AZ] has his crosshairs set on the Jones Act with an amendment he intends to attach to a proposed energy bill that would eliminate the U.S. build requirement for tankers involved in U.S. coastwise trade."
  • DML Unfiltered | Donald Trump vs. Fox | Fox News Supports Open Borders?

    01/28/2016 12:25:29 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 31 replies
    See NewsMax TV video linked above.
  • Why We Lose: John McCain Blasts Trump For ‘Destruction of the Press’

    01/28/2016 7:42:10 AM PST · by Bratch · 62 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | January 28, 2016 | John Nolte
    Sen. John McCain, the man who in 2008 put losing like a gentleman above doing what was necessary to keep then-Senator WrightAyersRezkoPleger out of the White House, appeared on CNN Wednesday with a fistful of red herrings designed to seek favor with his friends in the media by “othering” Donald Trump as a threat to all that holy and virtuous in America. Speaking to CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, McCain once again proved that he had what it took to defeat  Barack Obama but that he’d prefer to save his blistering rhetoric for his fellow  Republicans. McCain also proved that he knows...
  • Pentagon defends use of Russian engines to launch satellites

    01/27/2016 2:44:23 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 27, 2016 4:22 PM EST | Richard Lardner
    Senior Pentagon officials on Wednesday sought to defend the use of Russian-made rocket engines to send U.S. military satellites into space, telling exasperated lawmakers they are moving quickly to end the practice and rely on American-made rockets for the launches. But Air Force Secretary Deborah James and Pentagon acquisition chief Frank Kendall failed to stem sharp criticism from several members of the Senate Armed Services Committee who view Russia as the chief geopolitical threat to the United States. Led by the committee chairman, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., they said using the Russian engines enriches President Vladimir Putin's inner circle and...
  • John McCain: Sarah Palin Has Already Endorsed My AZSEN 2016 Campaign

    01/24/2016 11:12:00 AM PST · by Bratch · 56 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | January 24, 2016 | Steve Flesher
    Breaking out of Arizona, John McCain is claiming that Governor Palin has already indicated support for his re-election effort in Arizona for US Senate. McCain says @SarahPalinUSA has already endorsed his #AZSEN re-election, may make campaign-trail appearances. https://t.co/Lx22ilB4WY   — Dan Nowicki (@dannowicki) January 24, 2016   According to the article: McCain, the 2008 presidential nominee, said Friday that he does not consider his former running mate Sarah Palin’s decision to endorse celebrity billionaire Donald Trump in the Republican presidential race as a personal snub. "Of course not, and nor does she," McCain said. "We remain very good friends. I respect...
  • 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...
  • Fox's Meghan McCain: Ted Cruz is 'the thinking man's Donald Trump' (Video)

    01/20/2016 12:06:02 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 45 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/19/16 | Fox News
    Fox's Meghan McCain: Ted Cruz is 'the thinking man's Donald Trump' via Fox News
  • McCain Senior Staffer: Palin ‘One of America’s Most Astounding Morons’

    01/20/2016 11:59:59 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 61 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 20, 2016
    “It’s just classless,” said a former senior adviser to McCain of the endorsement, predicting it would backfire. “It’s undermining to a key Trump message which is one of competency. What Trump has said is that he’s going to hire the very best people and bring in men of Carl Icahn’s ilk … and he’s appearing with someone who’s viewed as one of America’s most astounding morons.” Palin’s endorsement of Trump follows a public dispute between the New York real estate tycoon and the Arizona senator who accused Trump of “firing up the crazies” after Trump held a campaign rally in...
  • Meghan McCain on Palin's Trump endorsement: It was hard to watch

    01/20/2016 11:52:03 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 64 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/20/16 | Nick Gass
    For Meghan McCain, Sarah Palin's endorsement of Donald Trump was difficult to watch. -snip- Meghan McCain, who said that she has still not spoken with Palin since 2008, remarked of the former vice-presidential candidate's endorsement speech, "This is not my style of politics, using sort of vulgar language." During her endorsement speech, Palin declared that Trump would "kick ISIS ass."
  • 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...
  • John McCain Finally Ready To Advance First Openly Gay Army Secretary

    01/18/2016 10:03:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Huffington Post's Huffpost Gay Voices ^ | January 18, 2016 | Jennifer Bendery, White House and Congressional Correpondent
    WASHINGTON -- Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) finally set a confirmation hearing for Eric Fanning, who President Barack Obama nominated months ago to be the secretary of the Army. Fanning will appear before the Senate Armed Services Committee, which McCain chairs, on Thursday. If confirmed by the full Senate, he will make history as the first openly gay person to fill the post. Fanning has served in a number of senior positions at the Defense Department, and he had been filling in as acting Army secretary since he was nominated in September. But last week, the Pentagon announced Fanning was pulling...
  • Arizona GOP group votes to support 'anyone but McCain'

    01/18/2016 5:47:49 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 12 replies
    ABC 15 ^ | 18 JANUARY 2016 | AP
    A group of Arizona Republicans are vowing to vote for anyone but U.S. Sen. John McCain in this year's GOP senate primary. The Republican Party of Maricopa County said Sunday that precinct committeemen approved a resolution to support another candidate. Maricopa County Chairman Tyler Bowyer said in a statement that the senator's recent vote to increase the national debt while fully funding Planned Parenthood shows he is more aligned with President Barack Obama than Arizona voters.
  • Obabma helped draw up Senate resolution that confirmed John McCain is natural born US citizen

    01/18/2016 5:06:16 AM PST · by ckilmer · 55 replies
    govtrack.us ^ | April 10, 2008 | US Senate
    Text of A resolution recognizing that John Sidney McCain, III, is a natural born citizen. This simple resolution was agreed to on April 30, 2008. That is the end of the legislative process for a simple resolution. The text of the bill below is as of Apr 30, 2008 (Resolution Agreed to by Senate). Download PDF Source: GPO III 110th CONGRESS 2d Session S. RES. 511 IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES April 10, 2008 Mrs. McCaskill (for herself, Mr. Leahy, Mr. Obama, Mr. Coburn, Mrs. Clinton, and Mr. Webb) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the...
  • John McCain Censured by Arizona Republicans in Landslide Vote

    01/15/2016 3:16:19 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 35 replies
    The Maricopa County Republican Committee, the states largest Republican group, censured Senator John McCain for a long and terrible record of drafting, co-sponsoring and voting for legislation best associated with liberal Democrats. This official censuring of McCain happened during the annual mandatory meeting of the Maricopa County Republican Committee. Nearly 1,500 precinct committeemen (PCs) were in attendance. The vote to censure McCain passed overwhelmingly 1,150 in support with only 351 opposed. The censure concluded that until he consistently champions our Partys Platform and values, we, the Republican leadership in Arizona will no longer support, campaign for or endorse John McCain...
  • GOP didn't lose in 2012 because 4 million Republican voters stayed home

    01/14/2016 4:58:40 AM PST · by prplhze2000 · 20 replies
    Jackson Jambalaya ^ | January 14, 2016 | kingfish
    Its a common them. Heard Rush say it the other day. Romney lost because four million McCain voters stayed home. The problem with that claim is the Republicans actually increased their votes in seven of the nine swing states while Obama's vote fell in the other two. Take a look at the numbers.
  • We Deserve Better Than Donald Trump (RINO-licious)

    01/13/2016 6:41:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Esquire ^ | January 12, 2016 | Mark Salter, longtime McCain aide
    I've always distrusted people who never question their assumptions or test their opinions against their critics' arguments. I believe empathy is the starting point of wisdom, and imagining things from an opponent's point of view is essential to solving problems in a closely divided polity. Yet on the subject of Donald Trump, my mind is closed. Slammed shut. Triple-bolted. Sealed like a tomb. Nothing anyone could reveal about Trump could get me to change my opinion that he's an @$$hole. And not a "yeah, but he's our @$$hole" kind but rather a cartoon villain, a fake, a cheat, a liar,...
  • John McCain’s Primary Opponent Criticizes Him For Questioning Cruz’s Eligibility

    01/09/2016 5:57:41 PM PST · by justlittleoleme · 6 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | Jan. 7, 2016, at 5:10 p.m. | Nathan McDermott
    The former state senator challenging Sen. John McCain in Arizona's Republican primary criticized the senator on Thursday for questioning Ted Cruz's eligibility to be president. "I was stunned when I heard what John McCain said," Kelli Ward, McCain's tea party-backed challenger, told BuzzFeed News in a statement. "I couldn't believe my ears - he was questioning Ted Cruz's citizenship when he was in a similar situation himself!" McCain was born on a military base in Panama. Ward continued, "This is just one more reason that our next conservative president needs strong reinforcements in Congress. Can you imagine what a President...
  • 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...
  • Ted Cruz Links Marco Rubio to Citizenship Questions

    01/07/2016 4:56:14 PM PST · by Isara · 24 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | Jan. 7, 2016 | Patrick Svitek
    WEBSTER CITY, Iowa — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is tying questions about his citizenship, most recently raised by billionaire Donald Trump, to another foe in the GOP presidential field: Senate colleague Marco Rubio.Cruz made the connection Thursday afternoon when asked about the statement by another senator, John McCain, that he does not know if Cruz is eligible to become president. Cruz was born in Canada to a father from Cuba and a mother from the United States. “It is no surprise. Everybody knows that John McCain is going to endorse Marco Rubio,” Cruz told reporters before a stop in Webster City....
  • 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...
  • John McCain’s cold-blooded revenge on Ted Cruz

    01/07/2016 11:29:35 AM PST · by detective · 53 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 7,2016 | Chris Cillizza
    A great man once said: The arc of the moral universe is long, and it bends toward revenge. John McCain proved the power of revenge on Wednesday night when asked about his longtime nemesis Ted Cruz's eligibility to be president, despite being born in Canada.
  • Ted Cruz Is Exactly What the Political System Needs

    01/07/2016 10:17:10 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The New Republic ^ | January 7, 2016 | Brian Beutler, senior editor
    Why Republicans and Democrats alike should welcome his nomination. Ted Cruz's surge to the top of the polls in Iowa, and into second place nationally, gave immediate relevance to something campaign-watchers have known for months. Unlike so many flash-in-the-pan candidates of the past few cycles, who've risen from the bottom of the pack, seemingly out of nowhere, only to collapse just as suddenly, Cruz has assembled an intimidating, intelligent, and durable campaign operation. He enters January not just as the putative favorite to win the Iowa caucuses, but with an impressive ground game, intense grassroots support, technical prowess, and lots...
  • McCain: Cruz's presidential eligibility a 'legitimate question'

    01/06/2016 10:22:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | January 6, 2016 | Eric Bradner
    Washington (CNN)--Count John McCain among the Ted Cruz birthers. McCain says it's "worth looking into" whether Ted Cruz is eligible to run for president, since the Texas senator was born in Canada. In an interview on Phoenix CBS affiliate KFYI, McCain said the questions raised by Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump over Cruz's eligibility are legitimate. "I think there is a question. I'm not a constitutional scholar on that, but I think it's worth looking into. I don't think it's illegitimate to look into it," McCain said....
  • John McCain: Ted Cruz's citizenship is "worth looking into"

    01/06/2016 6:23:17 PM PST · by VinL · 130 replies
    CBS ^ | 1/6/16 | Staff
    Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, who faced questions as the 2008 GOP presidential nominee about his birth abroad, is now posing the same question to Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas. In an interview Wednesday on Phoenix radio station 550 KFYI's Chris Merill Show, McCain said he "doesn't know" whether Cruz's birth in Canada makes him eligible to be president. Cruz, whose father was born in Cuba, asserts that he is a U.S. citizen because his mother was an American. "I know that came up in my race because I was born in Panama, but I was born in the Canal Zone which...
  • Hillary: Drinking Game With John McCain Ended in Tie

    01/01/2016 8:55:30 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Friday, 01 Jan 2016 06:37 PM
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says in a video interview posted on her Facebook page she was once challenged by Sen. John McCain to a drinking game, which ended in a tie. In the video, she is asked by someone off camera, "Have you ever won a drinking competition?" Clinton laughs, and replies she hasn't participated in many, but the "most famous one" is when McCain, an Arizona Republican challenged her to a vodka drinking game while on a congressional trip. ...
  • 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."
  • 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]
  • The Graham/McCain/Rubio Foreign Policy Exposed

    12/17/2015 7:44:29 PM PST · by Isara · 7 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | December 17th, 2015 | Daniel Horowitz
    Is it “hawkish” to empower the Muslim Brotherhood throughout the Middle East? What about arming Al Qaeda affiliates and creating chaos for Jihad to thrive? Thanks to Tuesday night’s debate, the American people finally observed a substantive debate that highlights the false choice and phantom labeling of “isolationist” vs. hawk.  There legitimately are some isolationists who believe the Islamists are not a problem so long as we don’t “bother” them.  But that is not the position of most conservatives.  In fact, most conservatives fully understand the threat of Islamic supremacism.  It is those who subscribe to the Graham/McCain/Rubio foreign policy...
  • Mike Lee Slams Rubio For USA Freedom Act Comments At Debate: “He’s Dead Wrong”

    12/16/2015 4:54:15 PM PST · by Isara · 18 replies
    BuzzFeed News ^ | Dec. 16, 2015 | Andrew Kaczynski
    "The USA Freedom Act has not made us less safe at all." Republican Sen. Mike Lee on Wednesday slammed Florida Sen. Marco Rubio for attacking Texas Sen. Ted Cruz over the USA Freedom Act at Tuesday night's GOP debate. Lee, who along with Cruz sponsored the bill that halted the National Security Agency's bulk collection of phone metadata, said Rubio was wrong to say the bill made America less safe. "Look, Marco Rubio has been attacking Ted Cruz on the USA Freedom Act, for his vote in favor of the USA Freedom Act, and he's been doing so by suggesting...
  • In Mesa, Mitt Romney douses talk of convention-floor comeback

    12/13/2015 1:52:12 PM PST · by Read Write Repeat · 12 replies
    azcentral ^ | 12/12/2015 | Dan Nowicki
    Link only: http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/arizona/politics/2015/12/12/mesa-mitt-romney-douses-talk-convention-floor-comeback/77064732/?from=global&sessionKey=&autologin=
  • 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....
  • McCain: Trump’s rhetoric is turning Muslims all over the world against us [Way of Cain]

    12/05/2015 10:50:10 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 100 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 11/30/2015 | AllahPundit
    ...And you know how pro-American Middle Eastern Muslims usually are. I understand he has a beef with Trump but is there any actual evidence of this happening? Which Middle Eastern countries are seeing protests over what one guy in one party’s primary in the United States may or may not have said about a registry of Muslims? More specifically, which Muslims who weren’t already inclined to dislike America for other reasons have suddenly tilted towards disapproval now that Trump can’t stop talking about celebrations in New Jersey on 9/11? The bitter irony of this clip, of which every dove reading...
  • Kelli Ward Resigns to Focus on Republican Primary Challenge (against McCain)

    12/05/2015 3:57:42 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 47 replies
    naztoday.com ^ | 12/4/15
    Arizona State Senator Kelli Ward announced Wednesday that she will resign from the state senate. Senator Ward, who represents Legislative District 6 and the Mohave County Board of Supervisors, will step down on December 15. Ward's focus will be on the on the Republican Primary challenge against current five term Ariz. Senator and former Republican Presidential Candidate John McCain.
  • McCain: I Disagree Most With Cruz

    12/04/2015 10:11:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 82 replies
    Newsmax ^ | December 4, 2015 | John Gizzi
    Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., says his Senate colleague Ted Cruz is the Republican presidential hopeful with whom he has the sharpest disagreement and singled out the Texan’s vote against the National Defense Authorization Act as the chief reason. During a discussion of this year’s 2016 GOP presidential hopefuls, Newsmax asked McCain which three he felt had the best records on national security and which three had the worst. “I don’t like to duck a question,” he replied, with a laugh, and restated his support for South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham....
  • McCain Sees Very Good and Very Bad Choices in GOP Field

    12/02/2015 11:55:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Newsweek ^ | December 2, 2015 | Emily Cadei
    John McCain was in a reflective, wisecracking mood Wednesday morning in Washington, but even in his most upbeat moments, he couldn’t find much kind to say about Senate colleague Ted Cruz. The GOP’s 2008 presidential nominee told reporters at a press breakfast that he wanted to “accentuate the positive” in the 2016 race. He tiptoed around real estate tycoon Donald Trump’s steely grip on the Republican presidential primary. When asked about the possibility of Trump becoming the party’s nominee, he emphasized that he’s a loyal Republican. McCain did point out that he had disagreements with Trump. But then, unbidden, he...
  • Iraqi PM: We don't need more US troops to fight ISIS

    11/30/2015 3:08:53 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/11/15
    Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said Monday that Iraq has sufficient forces to fight the Islamic State group (ISIS), after American senators called for more US troops to be deployed to the country. "The Iraqi government welcomes an increase in support in weapons and training and (air) support from international partners in our war against Daesh," Abadi said in a statement, using an Arabic acronym for ISIS. But "we confirm that Iraq has enough men and resolve to defeat Daesh and other similar criminal groups," he said. Abadi's remarks came a day after American senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham advocated...
  • John McCain and Lindsey Graham call for 20,000 troops in Syria and Iraq

    11/30/2015 7:51:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 11/30/2015
    Two senior senators called on Sunday for Washington to nearly triple military force levels in Iraq to 10,000 and send an equal number of troops to Syria as part of a multinational ground force to counter Islamic State in both countries. Republicans John McCain and Lindsey Graham criticised Barack Obama's incremental Islamic State strategy, which relies on airstrikes and modest support to local ground forces in Iraq and Syria, and said the need for greater US involvement was underlined by this month's Paris attacks. "The only way you can destroy the caliphate is with a ground component,"said Graham, who is...
  • 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....
  • 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,...
  • Politico: Trump's "Demagoguery On Muslims Plays Straight Into His Populist Appeal"

    11/22/2015 6:47:02 AM PST · by Biggirl · 34 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | November 22, 2015 | Ben Schreckinger, Breitbart News
    In the last 24 hours, Donald Trump has said he “absolutely” would implement a database of American Muslims and that participation would “have to” be compulsory. Asked how that would differ from the registration of Jews in Nazi Germany, he responded only, “You tell me.” Is his campaign imploding? Fat chance.
  • Sens. McCain, Graham Call For U.S. Ground Force In Syria

    11/17/2015 5:28:28 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 35 replies
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), 2016 GOP presidential contender, said Monday that it is time for the U.S. to put ground forces in Syria to combat the Islamic State militant group. "I think we have to have a strategy and that entails American boots on the ground along with a coalition force," McCain said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." The well known defense hawks said that simply stopping Syrian refugees from entering the U.S. will not solve the national security threat imposed by IS. The U.S. "can't shut off Syria...
  • 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.”
  • Trump, Cruz Hit Rubio on Amnesty

    11/15/2015 3:02:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | November 15, 2015 | Fuzzy Slippers
    As the Republican presidential primary heats up, illegal immigration is again taking center stage. While this is nothing new (as we know President Reagan attempted to address it in the ’80s, John McCain made it a priority in ’08, and on), the discussion has taken an interesting turn this election cycle. At issue, of course, are Obama’s executive amnesty, the recent influx of illegal immigrants (including huge numbers of children), the vast number of illegals currently living and working in the U.S., border security (such as it is), and a host of related issues including the burden of illegal immigration...