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  • Martha McSally Announces Transition Team(Jim Kolbe & other RINOS)

    12/20/2014 1:05:24 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 21 replies
    Retired Air Force Colonel Martha McSally today announced the members who will serve on her Transition Team. The diverse group of experts and community leaders from Pima and Cochise Counties will provide input on hiring decisions and help set up McSally’s Arizona Congressional offices to ensure a smooth transition to office. “It’s a privilege to work with so many talented and accomplished individuals from our community to get our office up and running,” said McSally. “Above all, our office needs to work for the people of Southern Arizona. Whether it’s constituent services or representing the views of Southern Arizonans in...
  • CIA’s tactics were torture, McCain says

    12/14/2014 11:51:25 AM PST · by South40 · 54 replies
    MSN ^ | 14 DEC 14 | Alexander Bolton
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Sunday strongly disputed claims by former Bush administration officials and fellow Republicans that harsh interrogation tactics used by the Central Intelligence Agency did not constitute torture. McCain said he had “vigorous discussion” with former Vice President Dick Cheney and former Central Intelligence Agency Director Michael Hayden during the Bush administration urging them not to use excruciating methods. “I said these things are torture. They’re in violation of the Geneva Convention and the convention against torture,” he said on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” noting that Congress later banned some of the techniques that were under debate.
  • John McCain Stands Out In Defense Of CIA Torture Report Release [The Republican "Feinstein"?]

    12/14/2014 11:55:36 AM PST · by Steelfish · 14 replies
    CBSNews ^ | December 13, 2013
    ByREBECCA KAPLAN FACE THE NATION December 14, 2014 John McCain Stands Out In Defense Of CIA Torture Report Release Nearly a week after the Senate Intelligence Committee released its massive report on the CIA's use of enhanced interrogation techniques, Washington remains divided on even the most basic questions of whether the report was an accurate reflection of what happened and if it should have been released at all. The debate over the report has largely broken down along partisan lines, with Democrats pushing hard to make the report public and Republicans portraying it as an inaccurate picture of the type...
  • Reports: Jeb Bush Asking John McCain How to Win Without Conservative Vote

    12/14/2014 9:42:30 AM PST · by Bettyprob · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 December 2014 | Tony Lee
    Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush is doing opposition research on himself and asking Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) about how he can potentially win the GOP presidential nomination without conservatives. Bush, who has said he would make a 2016 decision in "short order," recently said that a candidate must be "willing to lose the primary to win the general [election]." And he has reportedly "begun conducting opposition research on himself to identify any potential issues that could arise" in a potential presidential campaign. And According to a New York Times report, Bush recently visited McCain, who is often reviled by conservatives,...
  • Sens. McCain, Flake to attend fort ceremony

    12/13/2014 3:30:09 PM PST · by SandRat · 16 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Herald/Review
    A ribbon-cutting is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 18, at Fort Huachuca to celebrate the creation of a new Unmanned Aerial Vehicle launch and recovery facility at the post. U.S. Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake are scheduled to attend the ceremony, which is being hosted by the 162nd Wing at the fort. The event will begin at 10 a.m. at the facility located at 14606 Air Guard Way. The ceremony will be hosted by the commander of the 162nd Wing, Col. Phil Purcell, and the commander of the 214th Reconnaissance Group, Lt. Col. Bobbi Doorenbos. Brig. Gen. Edward P. Maxwell,...
  • Self-Proclaimed American University Professor Jamal Al-Din Ibrahim: John McCain Established ISIS

    12/13/2014 11:04:14 AM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 23 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 11-19-14 | Egyptian TV
    In a November 19 Egyptian TV interview, Jamal Al-Din Ibrahim, who in the past claimed to be a University of California professor, said that ISIS was an acronym for "Israeli Secret Intelligence Service" and had been established by John McCain, as part of a conspiracy to drag the Arab world into a quagmire. According to Ibrahim, Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi was in fact a Jew called Simon Elliot, who had been trained by the Mossad. Following are excerpts from an interview with self-proclaimed Egyptian-American toxicology professor Jamal Al-Din Ibrahim, which aired on Egypt TV on November 19, 2014: Interviewer: Thank you...
  • Report: Jeb Bush Asks McCain For Advice On Not Pandering To Conservatives

    12/12/2014 2:47:30 PM PST · by Maceman · 107 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/12/2014 | Alex Pappas
    Jeb Bush has quietly consulted former Republican presidential nominee John McCain about how to run for president without pandering to conservatives in a GOP primary, according to a new report. The New York Times, in a story published Friday, examines the former Florida governor’s thinking on a possible campaign. The story notes that Bush seems to be leaning towards running, but has no desire to change some of his political positions to win over the party’s base. When former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida quietly visited Senator John McCain in his Capitol Hill office this fall, discussion turned to a...
  • John McCain: CIA torture stained nation’s honor

    12/10/2014 11:44:39 AM PST · by Bettyprob · 36 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | December 10, 2014 | John McCain
    I believe the American people have a right — indeed, a responsibility — to know what was done in their name; how these practices did or did not serve our interests; and how they comported with our most important values. The truth is sometimes a hard pill to swallow. It sometimes causes us difficulties at home and abroad. It is sometimes used by our enemies in attempts to hurt us. But the American people are entitled to it, nonetheless. They must know when the values that define our nation are intentionally disregarded by our security policies, even those policies that...
  • John McCain: Great American. Lousy senator. Terrible Republican.

    12/10/2014 11:41:35 AM PST · by Starman417 · 27 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-10-14 | DrJohn
    That's how radio talk show host and law professor Hugh Hewitt has been describing Senator McCain for years. Tuesday, Senator Feinstein finally saw the release of her Majority Views "Torture" Report. Absent from the 5 year investigation is any participation from Republicans who sit on the Senate Intelligence Committee. They perceived the Feinstein investigation as a partisan exercise. So what we're left with, absent the Minority Views Report, is a non-bipartisan (re: partisan), $40 million investigation tinted and tainted by a Democrat's worldview lens in interpreting the information they used to draw up the Report. Senator Feinstein spoke yesterday on...
  • Trey Gowdy (R-SC) Says His Preferred Method of Stopping Obama is to Let John McCain Do It

    12/06/2014 3:53:45 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 137 replies
    RedState ^ | Erick Erickson
    Now this is just pathetic. Some of you turned Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC)87% into the hero of the day because of his Benghazi investigation. He could do no wrong. What happens when you build a cult of personalty around any politician is then they can go BOHICA on you. Bend over America. Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC)87% is now on record admitting he’s going to help shove President Obama’s amnesty plan right where you don’t want it. (SNIP) So, Hemmer asked Gowdy who he’d stop the President. Gowdy’s answer? He wants to let Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)Heritage ActionScorecardSen. John McCain52%Senate Republican...
  • John McCain's political comeback

    12/06/2014 5:49:59 AM PST · by Bettyprob · 43 replies
    CNN ^ | December 1, 2014 | Julian Zelizer
    (CNN) -- Just about six years after his career seemed to come to a crashing halt, when Barack Obama defeated him in the presidential election of 2008, Arizona Sen. John McCain is poised to re-emerge as a major player in the next two years. As the new chairman of the influential Armed Services Committee, McCain will be able to use this perch of power to loudly challenge the President's foreign policy agenda. Call it McCain's revenge. For several years, it seemed as if McCain was finished. The 2008 election delivered a huge blow to his political standing. Once considered the...
  • Seeing Red AZ rates a backhanded first place award

    12/03/2014 8:56:25 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 1 replies
    Kudos from the Phoenix New Times Okay. We can take it. It’s all in fun, after all. Or is it? At any rate, the bizarro-world* leftists at the Phoenix New Times tabloid have awarded Seeing Red AZ the “Best Right-Wing Blog, 2014.” We are even credited as a valuable resource “for reporters and researchers. They got us right on our view of John McCain, but skewed the facts on nearly everything else, as was doubtless their intent.
  • Rand Paul says John McCain wants 15 more wars

    12/03/2014 1:54:34 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    CNN ^ | Ashley Killough
    Trying to strike a balance between shedding his isolationist label and defending his nontraditional GOP views on foreign policy, Sen. Rand Paul took another jab Tuesday at his more hawkish colleague, Sen. John McCain. In a discussion hosted by Paul Gigot, editorial page editor at The Wall Street Journal, Paul argued he's not in favor of a total abandonment of U.S. intervention overseas but was unapologetic in saying he's "one of the least reluctant to go to war." (SNIP) "But I do believe less. I believe we've been everywhere all the time. We're about to bankrupt our country and there...
  • Did John McCain Just Say He Might Run for President Again?

    12/02/2014 1:56:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    National Journal ^ | December 2, 2014 | Marina Koren
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Forget Mitt Romney. Another former Republican presidential candidate is stoking 2016 rumors. It seemed like another run-of-the-mill interview with a politician on late-night television. Sen. John McCain was on The Colbert Report on Tuesday night to talk about his love of deep-frying turkeys and his new book with Mark Salter, Thirteen Soldiers: A Personal History of Americans at War. At the end of the show, host Stephen Colbert asked McCain if he wanted to be the next Defense secretary. And then McCain dropped the mic. "Actually, I was thinking about running for president again," he said. "What do you...
  • John McCain to Stephen Colbert: Think I'd Make a Good President?

    12/02/2014 5:39:38 AM PST · by Bettyprob · 27 replies
    NewsMax ^ | December 02, 2014 | Greg Richter
    "We need somebody who's got experience. You're here for the 'Colbert bump.' Is this a trial balloon to be secretary of defense?" Colbert asked. "Actually, I was thinking about running for president again. What do you think?" McCain deadpanned. "You would have the full resources of the 'Colbert Report' at your back in 2016 — if it were still on the air," Colbert shot back.
  • John McCain: Joe Lieberman Should Be Next Defense Secretary

    12/01/2014 10:13:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    NewsMax ^ | December 1, 2014 | Joel Himelfarb
    Sen. John McCain, incoming chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said he has told the White House that former Sen. Joe Lieberman should be the next secretary of defense. McCain made the suggestion when White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough contacted him seeking a recommendation. The Arizona Republican told The Washington Post he doubted that President Barack Obama would take his advice and choose Lieberman to replace current Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, who announced his resignation last week. Lieberman, a Democratic senator from Connecticut from 1989 to 2013, was Vice President Al Gore's running mate in the 2000...
  • Conservatives Top 2016 Target: John McCain

    11/30/2014 12:08:22 PM PST · by Rockitz · 31 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 30 Nov 2014, 1:36 AM PDT | Dan Riehl
    While the primary politics of 2016 may not afford movement conservatives a great many opportunities to take on establishment Republicans in primaries, there si one notable exception. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) will be 80 years old, if or when he stands for re-election. On top of that, he's the establishment Republican many conservatives love to hate most and there are reasons to think he's vulnerable. Issues-wise, he's weak on immigration, the Bush tax cuts and cap and trade. There also appear to be viable challengers, should McCain opt to not retire, as many either wish, or believe he should. Reps....
  • Graham to Obama: If you use reconciliation on health care, it’ll kill amnesty

    11/26/2014 2:25:00 AM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 6 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 11, 2010 | Allahpundit
    Er … yeah. I hadn’t thought of it that way. The time for talk is over. The time for amnesty has begun. It’s so crazy it just. might. work. Graham, along with Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), met with Obama to update him on their efforts to advance immigration reform legislation. During the meeting, Graham said he made it clear to the president that the already difficult task of passing immigration reform becomes even harder when reconciliation is in play. “I expressed, in no uncertain terms, my belief that immigration reform could come to a halt for the year if health...
  • McCain encouraging Graham to run for President

    11/25/2014 9:14:43 PM PST · by Bettyprob · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | November 24, 2014 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Washington (CNN) -- South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham is getting encouragement from a close colleague and friend, Sen. John McCain, to run for President. "I think he is looking at it, and I am strongly encouraging him to take a look at it," McCain, an Arizona Republican, told ABC News in a story published Monday. "I know of no one who is better versed and more important on national security policy and defense than Lindsey Graham, and I don't think these challenges to our security are going away." Graham floated the possibility of a run in an interview with the...
  • John McCain 'Strongly Encouraging' Lindsey Graham To Consider 2016 Run

    11/24/2014 9:58:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 24, 2014 | Arlette Saenz and Jeff Zeleny
    Sen. John McCain is prodding one of his closest allies in the Senate to consider a run for the White House – Sen. Lindsey Graham. “I think he is looking at it, and I am strongly encouraging him to take a look at it,” McCain, R-Ariz., told ABC News. “I know of no one who is better versed and more important on national security policy and defense than Lindsey Graham, and I don’t think these challenges to our security are going away.” “He is eminently qualified,” McCain added. In an interview with The Weekly Standard last month, Graham, R-S.C., said...
  • Ugly ouster: 'Frustrated' Hagel faces unfair sniping on way out, says McCain

    11/24/2014 11:00:19 AM PST · by servo1969 · 43 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 11-24-2014 | FoxNews.com
    Sources told FoxNews.com that Obama's dissatisfaction with Hagel, as well as a desire to shake up the cabinet following the devastating midterm elections, played a role in the president seeking Hagel's ouster. “Make no mistake, Secretary Hagel was fired,” a senior U.S. official with close knowledge of the situation told Fox News. This same official discounted Pentagon claims it was a mutual decision claiming President Obama has lost confidence in Hagel and that the White House had been planning to announce his exit for weeks. “The president felt he had to fire someone. He fired the only Republican in his...
  • Irrelevant Fossil John McCain Renews Offensive on Annoyingly-Principled Wacko Birds

    11/21/2014 5:16:32 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 21 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 21 November 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Instead of his first reaction to Obama's lawless diktats being immediate/automatic resistance, John McCain -like a cowardly father who never stands-up to anyone, then bullies his own family- couldn't turn his guns on the Tea Party, Cruzite GOP base fast-enough... what an %$#@*&: WaPo- Amid the chatter over strategy, it is the tone of outraged rank-and-file members that most worries GOP elders. Ahead of the 2016 presidential election, they do not want to see Republicans tagged by Democrats as hostile toward Latinos and other minorities. “It only takes a couple” of comments for an unflattering narrative to build about the Republican...
  • What will you ask US Senator John McCain?

    11/19/2014 5:47:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    EuroNews ^ | November 19, 2014
    Vietnam veteran John McCain began his career in the US army and survived five brutal years as a prisoner of war, years after his release he moved into the world of politics. Currently serving as senior United States Senator from Arizona, McCain is known for his maverick style and straight-talking attitude. In 2008 he was nominated as the Republican presidential candidate alongside his contentious running mate Sarah Palin, losing out to President Barack Obama. Today McCain is reputed for his long-standing criticism of the Obama administration, in particular his foreign affairs and defence policies. McCain has lashed out at Obama...
  • Maher: If Obama Had Lost, US Wouldn't Have Fruit or Jobs

    11/15/2014 1:03:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | November 15, 2014
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)HBO’s “Real Time” host Bill Maher laid out the dystopia he believes would have occurred if President Obama had lost the 2008 and 2012 elections to encourage his audience to vote on Friday. Maher addressed those who refused to vote because Obama didn’t keep his promises by stating, “the choice was never between the perfect Obama in your head and the real one who came to Washington, it’s between the real one and the two guys who desperately wanted to beat him so they could stamp America in their image.” Maher then laid out his alternative scenario where McCain and...
  • Ted Cruz’s nutty Senate takeover: Why GOP’s “amnesty” freakout is a horrifying omen (Smell the fear)

    11/14/2014 11:19:43 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Salon ^ | November 14, 2014 | Elias Isquith
    At certain moments during the past year’s long and often tedious march to November, the political class, already bored with discussing a GOP Senate takeover most considered nearly certain, started debating a few post-election hypotheticals. With Republicans in control in both the House and the Senate, would the president try again to strike the elusive grand bargain?(No.) Would Senate Republicans retaliate against Democrats for choosing the so-called nuclear option? (Maybe.) Would Democrats filibuster relentlessly, like Republicans did when they were the minority party in the Senate? (Probably not.) Of all the questions about a Republican Senate that hovered over the...
  • McCain says he's likely to run in 2016 despite Tea Party 'target' on his back

    11/13/2014 1:03:34 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The Hill's Campaign Blog ^ | November 12, 2014 | Jonathan Easley
    Sen. John McCain (R-Az.) said Wednesday he’s planning on running for reelection in 2016. “We’ve already talked with finance people in the state, we’ve already talked to different groups and organizations ranging from the Arizona Chamber to the Southern Arizona Defense Alliance to build the coalitions we need to build,” McCain told MSNBC News. The 78-year-old, five-term Republican senator, who has at times clashed with Tea Party conservatives, said he fully expects a challenge from the right. “You have to hope for the best and prepare for the worst,” he said to MSNBC. “I definitely think that I would have...
  • McCain Assures Incoming GOP Senators Won’t Be More Ted Cruz Types

    11/11/2014 1:25:12 PM PST · by PROCON · 110 replies
    Mediaite ^ | Nov. 11, 2014 | Josh Feldman
    Senators John McCain and Ted Cruz don’t exactly have the best relationship. Cruz has said Republicans like McCain are why their party doesn’t do better, and McCain has not been shy about publicly dumping on Cruz, especially during last year’s government shutdown. And in a new interview with Salon today, McCain wanted to make it clear that the incoming crop of Republicans that will give their party control of the Senate will not be Cruzes. McCain even claimed that a lot of the GOP Senate candidates who won are in the same mold as himself and Lindsey Graham.
  • John McCain attacks Ted Cruz in… Salon?

    11/11/2014 1:44:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 11, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    Just days after Salon.com published a tasteless screed in which a relatively unknown author attacked the military and insisted that his freedoms were more threatened than protected by the armed forces (a piece delightfully eviscerated by our own Jazz Shaw), this online magazine has the strange honor of publishing an exclusive interview with incoming chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ). Beyond McCain’s odd decision to give the race and sex-obsessed Salon an exclusive interview, the senator made the even more perplexing decision to obliquely attack a fellow Republican in that interview. McCain spoke with Salon’s...
  • McCain Gives Obama Attorney General Nominee A Tentative Thumbs-Up

    11/11/2014 11:51:54 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 97 replies
    BuzzFeed News ^ | November 11, 2014 | Andrew Kaczynski
    “And I would imagine from my first glance at her credentials that she would get approved by the Senate. This is a very outstanding young woman from everything that I can tell.”(VIDEO-AT-LINK) Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain said Monday that based on his first impression, he assumes U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch will get approved by the Senate to replace outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder. McCain called Obama’s nominee and the chief federal prosecutor in the Eastern District of New York an “outstanding young woman.” “I think elections have consequences and therefore you give his nominees the benefit of the doubt,...
  • EXCLUSIVE: John McCain unloads to Salon on Ted Cruz, ISIS and repealing Obamacare

    11/11/2014 6:44:02 AM PST · by DoodleDawg · 56 replies
    Salon ^ | 11/11/14 | Elias Isquith
    It’s been a career filled with highs and lows, but when John McCain looks back on the closing months of 2014, the former Republican Party presidential nominee and current senator will probably remember the time as one of long-awaited and welcome returns. There were, of course, the results of last week’s midterms, which gave the GOP majority status in the Senate next year and put an end to eight long years of wandering. Once the new Congress convenes next year, McCain’s chairmanship of the powerful Senate Armed Services Committee is all but guaranteed. In addition to the Senate majority, McCain...
  • Hard Ukraine bargaining leaves sour taste for some in EU

    11/10/2014 12:31:32 PM PST · by McGruff · 9 replies
    REUTERS ^ | Nov 9, 2014 | Alastair Macdonald
    Seeing its gold-spangled blue flag flown on the barricades of Kiev thrilled the European Union, reviving its self-image as a beacon of democracy at a time of growing doubt and economic gloom. But nearly a year on from the first "EuroMaidan" protests that would topple the pro-Moscow president who had spurned an EU trade deal, some in Brussels are disillusioned by the experience of helping Ukraine. EU generosity in waiving import duties and funding gas supplies from Russia may be being abused, they say.
  • Jules Witcover: Sen. Ted Cruz could use a history lesson (Yeah, it's what you think it is)

    11/08/2014 5:35:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Oklahoman ^ | November 4, 2014 | Jules Witcover
    Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, in again throwing previous Republican presidential nominees Bob Dole, John McCain and Mitt Romney under the bus of his own White House ambitions, needs to brush up on his political history. The freshman senator took occasion on CNN the other day to dismiss growing talk of a 2016 presidential bid of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush by tossing Bush under the wheels along with that trio of losing party standard-bearers, as a means of advancing his own Oval Office fantasies. After insisting he is “a fan” of the son of the 41st president and brother...
  • Marco Rubio Considers POTUS Run as a Pro-Amnesty Adviser Leaves Office

    11/08/2014 2:35:40 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Tony Lee
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) says he will decide on a potential 2016 presidential run "in the coming weeks." He'll do so without the help of a pro-amnesty adviser and former chief of staff who has left his office. "For me, the decision is made based on the following: I have my agenda that I have talked about for more than 4 years, and the decision that I have to make is where is the best place to advance this agenda—as a presidential candidate or continue at the majority in the Senate—that is a decision I will make in the coming...
  • Hagel: McCain Treading On Very Thin Ground (Hagel, STFU and get out of the party!)

    07/27/2008 12:36:46 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 57 replies · 114+ views
    CBS ^ | 7/27/2008 | cbs
    Sen. Chuck Hagel, who accompanied Sen. Barack Obama on his trip to South Asia and Iraq last week, criticized the McCain campaign for its latest television ad attacking the Democratic candidate. The ad blasts Obama for not visiting wounded troops during his visit to Germany. Obama has said he chose not to cancel a visit to a military hospital there after consultations with the Pentagon, due to concerns that such a visit might be seen as using wounded troops for political purposes. The McCain ad, which contains footage of Obama bouncing a basketball before U.S. military personnel in Kuwait, implied...
  • AZ insiders: McCain’s already decided to run for Senate again in 2016, will announce early next year

    11/07/2014 10:38:06 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 7, 2014 | Allahpundit
    Supposedly ol’ Mav himself told the AP yesterday that it’s “very likely” he’ll run but I can’t find that quote in the actual video. Fun fact, though: When the clip was first posted last night, some outfits like Yahoo News titled it, “McCain: ‘Very Likely’ Will Run for President in 2016.” I knew it was a mistake, of course, but for one soaring moment I thought I might have something even better than another Mitt Romney candidacy with which to troll the Hot Air faithful. Ah well. The headline’s corrected now. For now, for the record, he’s merely “leaning towards”...
  • For John McCain, New Power to Take on Obama

    11/07/2014 5:35:19 AM PST · by lbryce · 21 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | November 7, 2014 | Michael Isikoff
    *SNIP* Come January, McCain will have new found clout to push for that support and promote his muscular foreign policy agenda when he is expected to take over as chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee. It is a remarkable return to semi-power for the often irascible 78-year-old former Republican presidential nominee — and one the senator is already planning to use robustly, vowing to hold hearings, conduct investigations and "demand answers" from administration officials in order to expose what he calls the "abysmal" failures of Obama's national security policies.
  • McCain:"Very Likely" Will Run for Senate in 2016

    11/07/2014 4:56:30 AM PST · by Bettyprob · 33 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/06/2014 | The Associated Press
    Republican Sen. John McCain discusses Tuesday's elections, his disapproval of President Obama's policies and talk of using executive order to push through immigration reform.
  • Obama to seek new war powers from Congress

    11/06/2014 5:35:23 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 36 replies
    AP ^ | 11/6 | Deb Reichmann
    President Barack Obama said Wednesday he would work with Congress on new war powers to fight Islamic State militants and expressed cautious optimism about whether the international face-off over Iran's nuclear program will be resolved — two issues that could prove harder for the White House to maneuver with Republicans in charge on Capitol Hill. Obama spoke at a news conference the day after his party was thrashed by Republicans in midterm elections, leaving the GOP soon to be in charge of both the House and the Senate. When he approved U.S. airstrikes in late September against extremists who have...
  • Can You Imagine a President Lindsey Graham? The South Carolinian eyes 2016.

    11/05/2014 9:32:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | November 5, 2014 | Amanda C. Elliott
    Less than a week before Election Day 2014, Democrats in South Carolina finally got what they’ve long been waiting for: proof that dirt on Senator Lindsey Graham does, indeed, exist. No one expected it to affect his re-election, but the glimpse into Graham’s unscripted life was noteworthy nonetheless. The big secret? That the venerable senator from South Carolina apparently has his eye on bigger and better things. The public may or may not be inclined to take Graham at his word when he says that he was just being “earthy” when he told a group of white males in Charleston...
  • John McCain Poised to Control Senate's Defense Policy

    11/05/2014 5:43:09 AM PST · by RummyChick · 40 replies
    national journal ^ | 11/5 | carney
    One of the president's chief critics could soon lead the Senate's main military committee. With Republicans gaining the majority in the upper chamber in Tuesday's midterm elections, Sen. John McCain is widely expected to become the next Armed Services Committee chairman in January. McCain, the Republican Party's presidential nominee in 2008, has decades of experience in foreign policy and defense issues in the Senate, where he was first elected in 1986. He also served in the Navy, and he spent more than five years as a prisoner of war after his plane was shot down during the Vietnam War.
  • Photos of McCain Yukking-it-Up with ISIS Rebels, Rand Paul Says It's WE Who Armed Them (VIDEO)

    06/23/2014 5:48:15 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 16 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | June 23 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Your tax dollars -and international credibility- pissed-away on ISIS Then there's this one ISIS just posted on their website: The guy in the mustache/striped shirt posting with McCain isGeneral Salim Idris, who was the Free Syrian Army's Chief of Staff at the time.  An East German-trained electronics professor, he was a general in the Syrian Army under Assad when he defected to the rebels in July 2012. Idris was thought by McCain to represent the moderate elements of Syria's armed opposition, who subscribed to the pro-democracy Proclamation of Principles. But ISIS kicked him -and other 'moderates'- out and went on the savage offensive...
  • Sarah Palin: Hopefully I’ll be running for office in the future (Look at his prediction)

    10/29/2014 7:32:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 28, 2014 | Allahpundit
    Not the near future, necessarily, just “the future,” so if you’re taking this as a hint that she’s ready to shock the field by jumping into the 2016 race, readjust your expectations. If Cruz weren’t in the race she could try to fill the tea-party niche; even if she ended up losing, she might pull enough votes to re-establish herself as an electoral force within the party, the way she was circa 2009 as the GOP’s unrivaled grassroots conservative superstar. But Cruz will be in the race, almost certainly, and Palin will just as certainly end up supporting him. Besides,...
  • Whom Should Christians Support in the 2016 Presidential Election?

    10/29/2014 11:22:04 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 73 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 10/29/2014 | Bryan Fischer/AFA
    The left-wing National Journal ran a piece on Sunday making the argument that the Evangelical choice for 2016 has already been narrowed down to a choice between Sen. Ted Cruz and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee. The National Journal is right. Evangelical and pro-family leaders realize that if America is to be reclaimed, conservatives cannot wait to let the filed sort itself out as we did in 2008 and 2012. It is close to midnight in America, and we simply do not have time to think about waiting until 2020. there may be little left of our country to save...
  • Obama USING Marxist Experience to PROMOTE Muslim Expansion

    10/28/2014 2:52:12 PM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    Walid Shoebat ^ | October 28, 2014 | Ben Barrack
    There are several debates when it comes to Barack Obama. One has to do with whether he is more Marxist or more Muslim. The answer may involve his usage of one to promote the elevation of the other ... Though Brzezinski rightly expressed concerns that the ‘Arab Spring’ could turn into the ‘Arab Winter’, he essentially advocated a repeat of his 1979 Afghanistan strategy in Libya ... After Gadhafi was overthrown, four Americans were murdered in Benghazi and the U.S. abandoned its embassy in Tripoli. Those of us with much less worldly experience knew it was a bad idea. How...
  • Qatar Awareness Campaign: Letter to Senator John McCain

    10/24/2014 4:47:53 AM PDT · by Randall_S · 4 replies
    Right Side News ^ | October 24, 2014 | Qatar Awareness Campaign
    Senator John McCain 241 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510 Dear Senator McCain: This letter is being sent to you on behalf of the Qatar Awareness Campaign Coalition. The purpose is to inform you and the public of the activities of Qatar. In light of your unwavering support for the Arab Spring, it is important to weigh your concerns for "democracy" against empowering the nation’s enemies. The State of Qatar was a consistent advocate for the Arab Spring, precisely because they are the home of the terrorist organization, the Muslim Brotherhood. Before even President Obama, reacting to events in...
  • Nicolle Wallace Endorses A Hillary Presidential Run: ‘I’m A Huge Fan’

    10/23/2014 10:09:31 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 54 replies
    MRC ^ | October 23, 2014 | By Jeffrey Meyer
    Nicolle Wallace, former Communications Director for President George W. Bush and current co-host of the View, appeared on the syndicated show Wendy Wednesday afternoon to talk about her new gig as well as her career in Republican politics. During the interview, Wallace, who spends much of her time criticizing her fellow Republicans, endorsed the idea of Hillary Clinton running for president in 2016. The former Bush staffer declared that she was a “huge fan of the idea of a Hillary Clinton candidacy.”
  • Meghan McCain: I Have No Regrets About Bashing Sarah Palin

    10/23/2014 1:20:05 AM PDT · by Bettyprob · 52 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | 10-20-2014 | Brendan James
    Meghan McCain might change a few words around, but she's not too worried about how her criticisms of Sarah Palin have aged over the past few years. In an interview with Politico, the TV show host and daughter of Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) stood by her remarks against her father's onetime running mate. “You know Sarah Palin, some of the stuff I said, again I would maybe term differently,” McCain said. “But I think the criticism I have said of her is fair." In her 2010 memoir, "Dirty Sexy Politics," McCain wrote that Palin's selection as the vice presidential candidate...
  • McCain: 'People Don’t Like Republicans and They Don’t Like Obama

    10/22/2014 12:32:25 PM PDT · by lbryce · 52 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | October 22,2014 | Dylan Stableford
    Arizona Sen. John McCain is expecting a low voter turnout in next month's midterm elections because he says voters are skeptical of both the Obama administration and the Republican Party. “What I’m hearing from my pollster friends is that people don’t like Republicans and they don’t like Obama," McCain said in an interview on Pivot's "TakePart Live," a show co-hosted by his daughter, Meghan McCain. "And they're very, very turned off. And I’m afraid we are going to see a very low voter turnout in this election, and that’s not healthy for, obviously, any of us.” According to the latest...
  • Meghan McCain: The right is wrong

    10/21/2014 12:46:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Politico ^ | October 20, 2014 | Hadas Gold
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Meghan McCain, always outspoken, says she’s got one big regret — calling Rep. Michele Bachmann a “poor man’s Sarah Palin.” “That’s the one if I could take it back I would, because I just think it’s so linear and so nasty,” McCain said in an interview with POLITICO. “And I’m not a big fan of attacking another woman anymore.” The two are now friends, and the congresswoman has even appeared on McCain’s show, “Take Part Live” on the Pivot Network. “It’s so crazy … she’s not the type of person you’d think I connect with,” McCain added. “It’s just with...
  • Midterm immigration ads may hurt GOP in 2016

    10/20/2014 4:50:47 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | October 20, 2014 | Noah Bierman
    A still from an ad by Tom Cotton, a Republican challenging Senator Mark Pryor in Arkansas.One ad in the Kansas race for Senate depicts shadowy men climbing a barbed-wire fence as a narrator warns that “illegal immigration is threatening our communities and taking jobs away from Kansans who need them.” Scott Brown, the former Massachusetts senator running for Senate in New Hampshire, has run three border security ads, and cautioned that a “porous” border poses an Ebola threat. And in Texas, a Republican candidate for lieutenant governor produced an ad showing a caravan of Middle Easterners waving flags and brandishing...