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  • John McCain's Opponent Says McCain, Obama and Hillary Created ISIS and presents evidence

    08/20/2016 7:19:04 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 50 replies
    Dr. Kelli Ward, says John McCain, Obama, Hillary and others armed, funded and supported ISIS. She shows videos of him in Libya, pics in Syria, State Department Memo, etc.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzV9bjMg2ZU
  • McCain: ObamaCare ‘Unraveling at a Rapid Rate’

    08/17/2016 9:11:07 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 71 replies
    Tuesday on CNN’s “The Lead,” Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) told a reporter that ObamaCare was “unraveling and at a rapid rate.” McCain said, “It’s clear that Obamacare is unraveling, and at a rapid rate. We’re going to have to go back to square one. We’re going to have to go back and not only repeal, but replace and make health care available to every American.
  • Syrian opposition group that killed child 'was in US-vetted alliance'

    08/08/2016 11:12:33 AM PDT · by amorphous · 16 replies
    The Guadian ^ | 20 July 2016 | Martin Chulov
    A Syrian opposition group whose members beheaded a child captive near Aleppo on Tuesday had been part of a US-vetted alliance and been supplied with anti-tank missiles until a year ago. Images of the killing are widely seen as among the most shocking of the war and continued to receive condemnation, with Amnesty International describing the killing as having “truly plumbed the depths of depravity”. A US State Department spokesman described reports of the killing as “appalling” and said proof that the killers were linked to the group, known as Nour al-din al-Zenki, would lead to any further backing being...
  • Romney, McCain, Bush, other major Republicans Set to Endorse Libertarian Gary Johnson for President

    08/06/2016 4:23:23 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 180 replies
    The Santa Monica Observer ^ | August 6, 2016 | Stan Greene
    Mitt Romney, George Bush 41 and George Bush 43, as well as other mainstream Republican party figures, are set to endorse Libertarian Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson next week, say sources within the "Never Trump" movement and other disaffected Republicans. Johnson, the former Republican governor of New Mexico, is known for having balanced the budget during his 8 year tenure. The Libertarian's Vice presidential running mate is also a former Republican governor, William Weld of Massachusetts.
  • Trump Endorses Paul Ryan, John McCain at Wisconsin Rally

    08/05/2016 5:51:36 PM PDT · by Innovative · 81 replies
    NBC News ^ | Aug. 5, 2016 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Donald Trump endorsed House Speaker Paul Ryan and Sen. John McCain on Friday, ending the latest episode in a monthslong feud at a rally in Green Bay. "We will have disagreements, but we will disagree as friends and never stop working together toward victory, and very importantly toward real change," Trump said. "So in our shared mission to make America great again, I support and endorse our speaker of the House Paul Ryan."
  • Trump endorses House Speaker Paul Ryan; Expresses support for McCain and Ayotte...

    08/05/2016 5:31:39 PM PDT · by The_Republic_Of_Maine · 347 replies
    drudge ^ | 5 August 2016 | Self
    Trump endorses House Speaker Paul Ryan; Expresses support for McCain and Ayotte...
  • Laura Ingraham endorses Kelli Ward ( McCain's Primary Challenger )

    08/05/2016 7:45:44 AM PDT · by taildragger · 36 replies
    The Laura Ingraham Show | 8/5/16 | taildragger
    Folks breaking now. Laura Endorsed Kelli Ward! Her track record for endorsing people has been good aka what happened to Cantor!
  • Kasich: Give McCain a lifetime Senate appointment

    08/05/2016 4:29:23 AM PDT · by kevcol · 139 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Auguat 4, 2016 | Ryan Lovelace
    Donald Trump might be unwilling to support Arizona Sen. John McCain's re-election bid, but Ohio Gov. John Kasich thinks McCain deserves a lifetime appointment to the Senate. "Honestly, I don't even think they ought to have an election. They ought to tell McCain, as long as you want to be in the Senate, you can have it," Kasich told WGN radio. "He's just the greatest guy."
  • Newt Gingrich breaks with Donald Trump and endorses John McCain

    08/04/2016 8:16:58 PM PDT · by \/\/ayne · 93 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 4, 2016 | Jenna Johnson
    "...I know that John McCain is a national treasure."
  • TRUNEWS 08/04/16 John McCain’s 1969 “Tokyo Rose” Propaganda Recording Released

    08/04/2016 5:30:15 PM PDT · by amorphous · 110 replies
    Trunews.com ^ | 4 August 2016 | Rick Wiles
    U.S. Senator John McCain recorded a Tokyo Rose-style propaganda message that was broadcast on North Vietnamese radio in 1969. Today on TRUNEWS, host Rick Wiles shares the bombshell audio recording and has released it today on the program. Trunews acquired the audio recording in cooperation with WeSearchR.com, a new media company founded by Charles Johnson.
  • Hannity: If Trump Loses, I Am Pointing the Finger at Ryan, McConnell, Graham, McCain, Kasich

    08/03/2016 4:31:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 100 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 3, 2016 | Jeff Poor
    Wednesday on his syndicated radio show, conservative talker Sean Hannity criticized several high-ranking Republicans for how they have treated their party’s nominee Donald Trump. According to Hannity, if Trump loses in November, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) will be to blame for the loss because they have spent more time criticizing Trump than President Barack Obama....
  • Donald Trump will not endorse Paul Ryan as Republican splits widen

    08/03/2016 5:52:22 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 43 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 3 August 2016 | Ben Jacobs in Washington and Damien Gayle in London
    The Republican nominee, Donald Trump, has declined to endorse the re-election campaign of the House speaker, Paul Ryan, the highest-ranking member of his party in Washington, as divisions intensified in the GOP. “I like Paul, but these are horrible times for our country,” Trump said in an interview with the Washington Post, a publication that is still banned from Trump’s campaign events. “We need very, very strong leadership. And I’m just not quite there yet. I’m not quite there yet.” The Republican nominee also refused to back Senator John McCain, the party’s 2008 nominee, in his bid for re-election in...
  • How in the world is John McCain still supporting Donald Trump anyway?

    08/02/2016 6:46:11 PM PDT · by kevcol · 22 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 2, 2016 | Aaron Blake
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) still counts himself a Donald Trump supporter -- at least, last we checked. Even in roundly criticizing Trump's attack on the parents of a fallen Muslim U.S. soldier, he reiterated Monday that he will support Trump. Now we have Trump's response to the criticism and the continued support: the Republican nominee told The Post on Tuesday he's not necessarily backing McCain or House Speaker Paul Ryan in their contested primaries. McCain has options. He can keep supporting a guy who won't support him. Or he can withdraw his Trump endorsement at the risk of it looking...
  • John McCain: The Muslim Brotherhood’s Senator

    08/02/2016 4:02:53 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 8 replies
    Senator John McCain’s most recent rant against Donald Trump, taking the side of Muslim Brotherhood connected Democrat Khizr Khan and personally defending him against Trump’s criticism of his speech to the McCain MorsiDemocratic National Convention prompts us to ask “Why does John McCain always take the side of the Muslim Brotherhood?” Khizr Khan’s ties to the Muslim Brotherhood have been documented by Walid and Robert Shoebat in a lengthy expose you can read through this link. Among the Shoebats’ more revealing findings is their review of Khizr Khan’s magnum opus on Shariah or Islamic law entitled “Juristic Classification of Islamic...
  • McCain: Trump defamed Khan, does not represent GOP

    08/02/2016 8:56:07 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 75 replies
    Washington (CNN)Sen. John McCain accused Donald Trump of defaming Khizr Khan and argued the Republican presidential candidate does not represent the GOP. "While our Party has bestowed upon him the nomination, it is not accompanied by unfettered license to defame those who are the best among us," McCain said in a statement Monday. Did Trump go too far? Trump's criticism of Khan after he spoke from the stage of the Democratic convention last week resurrected the billionaire developer's past comments accusing McCain of not being a war hero because he was captured in Vietnam.
  • Dr. Kelli Ward Slams John McCain for Comments About Khizr Khan

    08/02/2016 6:29:53 AM PDT · by kevcol · 72 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 1, 2016 | Jen Lawrence
    Senator John McCain injected himself into the controversy between Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Khizr Khan Monday. His primary opponent, former Arizona state Senator Dr. Kelli Ward, immediately called McCain out for falling for the "cynical political stunt cooked up by the Clinton Establishment." In a statement provided to Breitbart News, Dr. Ward rips both Clinton and McCain. "The Khan controversy is a cynical political stunt cooked up by the Clinton Establishment, and, sadly, John McCain has fallen right into it." She adds, "McCain’s statement today makes clear that he really wants Hillary Clinton in the White House, and...
  • Bergdahl's lawyers ask for charges to be dropped over McCain comments

    08/01/2016 8:29:20 PM PDT · by blueyon · 17 replies
    ReutersMSN.com ^ | August 1, 2016 | Reuters
    The legal team for U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl on Monday asked to have the charges against the former prisoner of war dismissed, arguing comments made by Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain violated his due process rights. Bergdahl, 30, is facing a court-martial with a potential life sentence on charges of desertion and endangerment of U.S. troops after he walked away from his post in Afghanistan in 2009 and became a Taliban prisoner for five years. Defense attorneys argued in a motion filed on Monday that comments made by McCain and the committee's general counsel, Steve Barney, have...
  • 'Thank you for immigrating to America:' John McCain defends the Khans and slams Trump for disparagi

    08/01/2016 4:40:24 PM PDT · by blueyon · 23 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK via patdollard ^ | 1 August 2016 | By Nikki Schwab, U.s. Political Reporter For Dailymail.com via Infidel Ali
    "McCain To Sharia-Advocating, Trump-Hating Muslims: “Thank You For Immigrating To America,” You “Are The Best” Of Americans"" Excerpted from The Daily Mail: Arizona Sen. John McCain is the latest Republican to run away from comments made by Donald Trump, who criticized a Muslim-America Gold Star family who shamed the GOP nominee from the Democratic National Convention stage. McCain told Khizr and Ghazala Khan, ‘thank you for immigrating to America,’ while expressing how much he disagrees with Trump over his call to ban non-American Muslims from entering the United States. ‘In recent days, Donald Trump disparaged a fallen soldier’s parents. He...
  • John McCain Denounces Donald Trump’s Comments on Family of Muslim Soldier

    08/01/2016 12:10:46 PM PDT · by Baladas · 96 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | AUG. 1, 2016 | JENNIFER STEINHAUER
    WASHINGTON — In a remarkable and lengthy rebuke of his party’s nominee, Senator John McCain sharply criticized Donald J. Trump’s comments about the family of a fallen Muslim Army captain, saying, “While our party has bestowed upon him the nomination, it is not accompanied by unfettered license to defame those who are the best among us.” Mr. McCain, a war hero whose service and capture in Vietnam was also once derided by Mr. Trump, had stayed largely silent over the weekend as Mr. Trump’s feud with the parents of Capt. Humayun Khan brewed, waiting until Monday morning to release a...
  • Potential Spoiler Drops Out In AZ Senate Race, Now Ward Vs. McCain

    08/01/2016 5:49:53 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 27 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 1 Aug 2016 | Jen Lawrence
    Sen. John McCain is facing a direct challenge now that Alex Meluskey has suspended his bid. That clears the way for Dr. Kelli Ward to attempt unite the Republican vote against McCain in the Arizona primary on August 30. Polls show McCain struggling to rise above forty percent in the Republican primary, but so far he’s benefited from the anti-McCain vote being split among several challengers. A Public Policy Polling survey of the Republican Primary showed former State Senator Ward tied with McCain 41-41 head-to-head but trailing 39-26 when three other candidates were included in the poll. One of those...
  • GOOD NEWS! After Hillary’s Nasty-Dishonest DNC Speech Trump Announces “I’m Taking Off the Gloves”

    07/29/2016 2:56:16 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 98 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | July 29, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Donald Trump held another sold out rally today after the Democratic convention. This time the Republican candidate told the crowd he’s changing his tactics and taking off the gloves. The crowd was chanting “lock her up” again at lawbreaker Hillary Clinton. Trump answered his supporters. “I was saying let’s just beat her on November 8th, but you know what? You know what? I’m starting to agree with you. I’m telling you. You know it’s interesting every time I mention her everyone screams, “Lock her up! Lock her up!” And you know what I do? I’ve been nice. But after watching...
  • Time to Say Thank You and Goodbye to Sen. McCain

    07/28/2016 8:46:48 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 55 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 27 Jul 2016 | Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX)
    John McCain was a pilot in Viet Nam and there is no question that he and his fellow POWs suffered immeasurably in the Hanoi Hilton. For that we owe them all a debt of gratitude. Yet that does not give any one person the right to do harm to our country from a legislative position nor to put others in peril around the world by ill-conceived policy. Since I have been in Congress, Senator John McCain has pushed an agenda ranging from blanket amnesty for illegal aliens to support for President Barrack Obama’s and then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s...
  • Convention Delegates Show Lukewarm Support for McCain Reelction (Frank Luntz stunned!)

    07/23/2016 5:35:27 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 48 replies
    When Arizona delegates to the Republican National Convention were asked Thursday how many would not vote for Sen. John McCain in next month's primary, more than half of their hands went up. The question stunned veteran pollster Frank Luntz, who had asked it as a part of a presentation on the last day of the convention on the challenges facing the party - one of which was party unity. "Oh my God," Luntz said. "Where's the chairman? You should have told me this before."
  • John McCain Avoids Republican Convention To Focus On Re-Election

    07/21/2016 7:28:45 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 36 replies
    There are many prominent Republicans who have stayed away from the Republican National Convention this week. Prominent among them is former GOP nominee, Sen. John McCain, who says he's not even watching the convention and is focused instead on winning re-election.
  • Pighan McCain almost lets it slip. [Vanity]

    07/12/2016 1:43:03 PM PDT · by Trod Upon · 43 replies
    So last night, while driving and channel surfing, I came across Pighan McCain's horrific radio show. It is occasionally a good source of unintentional humor, interspersed with nausea. She was just beginning to lament how she dreaded going to Cleveland for the convention (So why go? It's not as though anyone would miss her.), and she specifically stated that it wasn't anything about Cleveland, but that it felt as though she was going there to "watch something very sad." She went on to ask her co-RINO, "what if Trump supporters are there and they become aggressive, like they have in...
  • Poll: Donald Trump Leads Mitt Romney, John McCain with Hispanics

    07/09/2016 9:06:20 PM PDT · by Innovative · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 9, 2016 | Alex Swoyer
    Presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump has more support from Hispanic voters than both 2008 GOP nominee Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney had during their general elections in 2008 and 2012.
  • Will Jan Brewer's Endorsement Help John McCain?

    07/07/2016 1:34:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Phoenix New Times ^ | July 5, 2016 | Miriam Wasser
    As former Arizona Governor Jan Brewer appears to take a short break from campaigning for Donald Trump in order to announce her official endorsement of Senator John McCain in his bid for re-election, some wonder whether it will help him finally win some support with the conservative wing of the Republican party whose votes he desperately will need come November. In a video paid for by McCain and uploaded to YouTube, Brewer, who's revered by Trump and right-wingers alike, delivers a scripted speech about why she supports McCain. "In this time of great instability in our world, I am comforted...
  • McCain Criticized for Spending Independence Day in Islamabad

    07/04/2016 6:18:51 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 52 replies
    "While most American families are spending their July 4th holiday weekend reflecting on the principles that have sustained this nation since the Declaration of Independence, Arizona's senior senator is palling around in Islamabad," stated Ward. Ward asked, "Does he really know who-is and who-is-not associated with terrorist groups?" Ward notes that "Libya, Syria, and Iraq would not be The Islamic State's "Harvard of terrorism" if he had not worked with Hillary Clinton to arm so many militant groups as part of Barack Obama's failed foreign policy." "Senator McCain has been dangerously distracted with his "Invade the World, Invite the World"...
  • McCain Promises Hearings on Military's New Transgender Policy, Including the Cost

    07/01/2016 7:06:54 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 1, 2016 | 9:30 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    The chairmen of the House and Senate Armed Services Committees say they want answers from the Obama administration on its new transgenders-in-the-military policy. Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas), the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, is questioning whether transgender troops will meet military readiness requirements. And Sen. John McCain, his Senate counterpart, is promising hearings on the matter. “It’s very hard for me right now to make a judgment,” McCain told Fox News on Thursday. “I will be calling up the chiefs of the services, those men in uniform who are the heads of the military, and asking their views,...
  • McCain: Delegates Free to 'Make Up Their Own Minds' on How to Vote at Convention

    06/29/2016 7:38:37 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 58 replies
    As a group of Republican delegates continue their push for the freedom to vote their conscience when casting presidential nominating ballots at the Republican National Convention, John McCain said Tuesday that it's within their rights to vote how they see fit. "I think it's up to every delegate to make up their own minds," McCain told THE WEEKLY STANDARD in the Capitol. "I do not tell them what to do, I never have." Although McCain said he wasn't expressing an opinion on what delegates should do, the former GOP presidential nominee's words of support for the delegates' freedom of conscience...
  • Dr Kelli Ward vs McCain (My title - first hand report)

    06/28/2016 3:51:48 PM PDT · by KC Burke · 36 replies
    Kelli Ward for Senate ^ | 28 June 2016 | Kelli Ward
    Above url goes to the Kelli Ward for Senate site dedicated to Attacks and Facts. Today she held a campaign event in her primary fight with John McCain in a restaurant in Tempe. Attended by about 50 and CNN -- I was also there. The McCain campaign realizes (from polling that they are doing in AZ) that Kelli is a threat. They are running nasty attack ads and putting up nasty attack websites, in fact, Bing gives the McCain promoting attack site when you put in her url. These attack ads are actually helping her because so many are tired...
  • John McCain's desperate flailing in primary against Kelli Ward (and Ryan's against Nehlen)

    06/28/2016 11:09:24 AM PDT · by Javeth · 20 replies
    Gilbert Watch ^ | June 26, 2016 | Patrick O'Malley and Anita Christy
    McCain-Assisting PAC Misleads Voters about Conservative Opponent Kelli Ward... The Arizona Grassroots Action PAC has been running a negative ad about Kelli Ward for weeks on radio stations and FaceBook. The ad claims she failed to support our military with the funding needed to pay the troops. It also claims she sponsored a bill to prevent law enforcement in Arizona from cooperating with the feds to prevent terrorism. Both claims are false.
  • McCain is "Directly Responsible" for ISIS

    06/23/2016 6:30:29 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 17 replies
    Youtube ^ | 06/22/16 | Dr. Kelli Ward
    John McCain's primary opponent, Dr. Kelli Ward, says John McCain, Obama, Hillary and others armed, funded and supported ISIS. She shows videos of him in Libya, pics in Syria, State Department Memo, etc. Please help spread the word. Ward is currently tied with McCain in the polls 41%-41%. There is a real chance of getting rid of the old war monger. If you are in Arizona, then vote for her. If you aren't in Arizona, donate to her campaign. She's got 200k to McCain's $8 million and she's tied with him. [link to www.kelliward.com]
  • The Bush Administration Is In Rescue Mode For GOP Politicians Endangered By Donald Trump

    06/18/2016 5:46:52 AM PDT · by blam · 41 replies
    BI ^ | 6-18-2016 | Michelle Mark
    Michelle MarkJune 18, 2016 Condoleezza Rice, the former secretary of state for the Bush Administration, is "not interested" in being Donald Trump's vice president, her chief of staff told Yahoo News on Friday. Instead, she reportedly plans to assist incumbent Republicans on the ballot in state elections, whose seats are thought to be in jeopardy due to Donald Trump's controversial White House bid. "(Rice) plans on doing a few events to help her friends in the Senate," one source familiar with Rice's plans told Yahoo News. "She's concerned about down-the-ballot races and wants to be helpful where she can." Rice...
  • McCain Says Obama 'Directly Responsible' for Orlando Attack

    06/17/2016 6:04:53 PM PDT · by Macoozie · 23 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 16, 2016 | Benjamin Siegel
    Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, said Thursday that President Obama was "directly responsible" for the Orlando attack, a comment he later clarified as a criticism of the president's national security policies
  • McCain backtracks after blaming Obama for shooting in Orlando

    06/17/2016 5:28:52 AM PDT · by knittnmom · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/16/2016 | Rebecca Savransky
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Thursday walked back comments that President Obama was "directly responsible" for the mass shooting at an Orlando nightclub that left 49 people dead. "I misspoke," McCain said in a statement. "I did not mean to imply that the President was personally responsible. I was referring to President Obama's national security decisions, not the President himself."
  • Senator John McCain Wants To Destroy the Govt Surplus of 1911 Pistols

    06/16/2016 6:05:18 PM PDT · by marktwain · 82 replies
    RedState ^ | 16 June, 2016 | Brandon Morse
    But Senator John McCain had other ideas, as now he's introduced legislation in with the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 that will have the 1911's destroyed and recycled into components or different firearms. SEC. 331. REPURPOSING AND REUSE OF SURPLUS MILITARY FIREARMS.(a) Army Transfers.—(1) REQUIRED TRANSFER.—Not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, and subject to paragraphs (3) and (4), the Secretary of the Army shall transfer to Rock Island Arsenal all excess firearms, related spare parts and components, small arms ammunition, and ammunition components currently stored at Defense Distribution Depot, Anniston, Alabama,...
  • McCain: Obama 'directly responsible' for Orlando shooting

    06/16/2016 12:10:44 PM PDT · by McGruff · 81 replies
    AP ^ | June 16, 2016
    Republican Sen. John McCain says President Barack Obama is "directly responsible" for the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, because Obama has allowed the growth of the Islamic State group on his watch. McCain — who lost to Obama in the 2008 presidential election — made the comment to reporters Thursday while Obama was in Orlando visiting with the families of those killed in Sunday's attack and some of the survivors.
  • Senate Votes to Require Women to Register for the Draft (McConnell, McCain for; Cruz against)

    06/15/2016 8:31:52 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 225 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 14, 2016 | JENNIFER STEINHAUER
    In the latest and perhaps decisive battle over the role of women in the military, Congress is embroiled in an increasingly intense debate over whether they should have to register for the draft when they turn 18. On Tuesday, the Senate approved an expansive military policy bill that would for the first time require young women to register for the draft. The shift, while fiercely opposed by some conservative lawmakers and interest groups, had surprisingly broad support among Republican leaders and women in both parties. The United States has not used the draft since 1973 during the Vietnam War. But...
  • Democrats, LGBT Groups Look To McCain On Defense Bill

    06/13/2016 6:26:05 AM PDT · by Cyberman · 6 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 06/13/2016 | Karoun Demirjian
    The Republican senator who once campaigned against gays serving openly in the military is now the civil rights community's greatest bulwark against undoing LGBT protections in this year’s defense policy bill. Democrats and LGBT rights advocates will be keeping a close eye on Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-Ariz.) during upcoming negotiations on the defense measure. House and Senate leaders could clash over language concerning whether religious organizations with federal contracts should be exempt from nondiscrimination orders covering gender identity and sexual orientation. The shooting incident Sunday that killed 50 people in a popular Orlando gay bar and...
  • John McCain: Arizona’s sellout senator is the godfather of dark money

    06/10/2016 6:35:51 AM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    KTAR News ^ | 11 May, 2016 | DARIN DAMME
    U.S. Sen. John McCain wrote the rules on dark money when he sponsored campaign finance reform, also known as the McCain-Feingold Act. Now he’s using millions of dollars in dark money in a bid to hold on to his tightly contested Arizona seat. An investigation into the various PACs supporting McCain brought to light some stunning conclusions. First, the vast majority of McCain campaign donations are not from the Arizonans he represents but from people and corporations outside of Arizona with a vested interest in McCain’s continued support and votes for their interests. Second, several of the PACs supporting McCain...
  • AZ: Kelli Ward to Second Amendment Supporters Retire McCain

    06/10/2016 5:11:29 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 7 June, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Dr. Kelli Ward is a former Arizona state senator who is running in the primary against John McCain.  She is a strong Second Amendment supporter, and a political outsider to Washington, D.C.  Her campaign is focusing on a number of issues, among them that it is time for John McCain to leave office, and her contrast with the Senator on the Second Amendment. John McCain has been a reliable "I support the Second Amendment, but" Senator.  He has supported bans on "assault weapons". He supported severe restrictions on gun shows, which would have effectively destroyed the popular gun culture...
  • Elon Musk Earmark in Defense Authorization Bill Would Hurt National Security

    06/08/2016 4:21:45 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 19 replies
    breitbart ^ | 8 Jun 2016 | Edward Woodson
    The Senate is debating the Defense Authorization Bill, a bill to provide the annual legislation to map out defense spending priorities for the year, and is going to consider an idea that would hurt national security. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) is pushing an earmark for Elon Musk that would make him, effectively, the sole distributor of rockets to launch new satellites into space. In a battle between two potential defense contractors, McCain is trying to pass an amendment that would prevent the United Launch Alliance from continuing to provide rockets so that his pal Musk can take over that contract.
  • McCain gets testy with Cruz over defense bill that would make women register for draft

    06/07/2016 8:08:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Dallas Morning News' TrailBlazers Blog ^ | June 7, 2016 | Todd J. Gillman
    Ted Cruz’s first Senate speech since he dropped his presidential bid led to a testy exchange with an old nemesis, the GOP’s 2008 nominee, Arizona Sen. John McCain. McCain called Cruz a “wacko bird” early in the Texan’s tenure. He recently swatted away as ridiculous the idea that he might welcome Cruz’s support in his own re-election campaign. And on Tuesday, McCain accused Cruz of looking for a pretext to distance himself from a bipartisan defense bill that McCain has worked on for months and of which he was proud, and said he’d be much more open to Cruz’s ideas...
  • McCain seeks sixth term in uncertain terrain

    06/06/2016 8:25:55 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun. 6, 2016 10:47 AM EDT | Erica Werner
    At age 79, running what may be his last campaign, Sen. John McCain finds himself on treacherous terrain. A household name in Arizona and still beloved by many, the Republican is also confronting hostile and unpredictable forces this election year: The swirling voter anger that propelled Donald Trump to the brink of the GOP presidential nomination, and the resulting backlash from other groups, particularly Latinos, a growing force in his state. The combination has left McCain to grasp for answers about his own political fortunes as he seeks a sixth term, and has set up what may be his toughest...
  • Biden, McCain awarded Allegheny College's civility prize

    06/06/2016 6:49:11 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 25 replies
    Pittsburgh Business Times ^ | June 6, 2016 | Paul J. Gough
    Allegheny College this week will award Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Sen. John McCain Prizes for Civility in Public Life in a ceremony in Washington, D.C. Tuesday's event will include former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge and Allegheny College President James H. Mullen Jr. "These two political giants – one from the left and one from the right – have demonstrated throughout the course of their distinguished careers the benefits of civil behavior, and who showed remarkable moments of civility during recent presidential campaigns," the college said in a statement when the announcement was initially made in April.
  • John McCain slams key veterans’ advocacy groups

    06/02/2016 8:40:35 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 27 replies
    Most of the time, major political figures try to stay on the good side of the nation’s leading veterans’ organizations, but Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is comfortable going in a different direction. The Republican senator appeared on his daughter’s radio show late last week – just a few days before Memorial Day – and Meghan McCain asked about the need for improvements in the VA system. The GOP lawmaker, facing a tough re-election fight this year, didn’t hold back. JOHN MCCAIN: I blame some of the old veterans’ service organizations like the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Disabled American...
  • Dole says GOPers should fall in line behind Trump, pushes Gingrich for VP

    05/28/2016 7:52:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | May 28, 2016 | Eugene Scott
    Bob Dole encouraged fellow Republicans Saturday to back Donald Trump and suggested the presumptive GOP nominee select Newt Gingrich as his running mate. In an interview with CNN's Ana Cabrera, Dole -- the 1996 Republican nominee who said he spoke with Trump last week -- also suggested Trump apologize to Arizona Sen. John McCain and New Mexico Gov. Susanna Martinez for disparaging comments he's made about them in the past. "I have been a Republican all my life," said Dole, who endorsed former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush at one point during the 2016 primary fight but has since backed Trump....
  • John McCain chides Trump over Nato: 'We ought to show appreciation'

    05/23/2016 6:15:20 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 33 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 19 May 2016 | David Smith
    Speaking in Washington, the former Republican presidential nominee pushed back at Trump’s criticism of Nato by praising the alliance’s response to 9/11 Senator John McCain, the former Republican presidential nominee, has taken a swipe at Donald Trump’s hostility to Nato by praising the alliance’s response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. “I agree with him to this extent, that our Nato allies should pay more and I’ve been urging all of that, all of us have, for years and years. But let’s not forget that after 9/11, the United States of America was attacked, Europeans weren’t attacked, and yet we invoked...
  • Meghan McCain: ‘Millennial Women are Going to Flock’ to Donald Trump

    05/20/2016 7:47:00 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 13, 2016 | Daniel Nussbaum
    Fox News’ Outnumbered co-host Meghan McCain predicts that GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump will see a surge of support from younger female voters ahead of November’s election. “I actually think millennial women are gonna flock to [Trump],” McCain said during Wednesday’s episode of Outnumbered. “Especially after all the things about Bill Clinton and his past start coming up, and you know Donald Trump is gonna go there, and he’s gonna go there hard.”