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  • Sen. McCain huddles with Democrats on new campaign finance reform proposal

    05/16/2012 12:26:32 PM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 16, 2012 | Alexander Bolton
    Sen. John McCain is talking with Democrats about a joint effort to require outside groups that have spent millions of dollars on this year’s elections to disclose their donors. McCain (R-Ariz.), once Congress’s leading champion of campaign finance reform, has kept a low profile on the issue in recent years. He raised the ire of many Republicans a decade ago for pushing comprehensive reform, and many Republicans still held it against him during his 2008 presidential campaign.
  • Civil libertarians slam McCain cybersecurity bill

    03/06/2012 6:07:06 PM PST · by opentalk · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 6, 2012 | Joseph Menn
    A cybersecurity bill introduced by Republican Senator John McCain could dramatically expand the domestic reach of U.S. intelligence agencies and potentially give them massive troves of emails, civil liberties advocates said. "This is a privacy nightmare that will eventually result in the military substantially monitoring the domestic, civilian Internet," said Michelle Richardson of the American Civil Majority Leader Harry Reid, the McCain bill stresses voluntary information sharing instead of regulation of critical industries by the Department of Homeland Security. McCain's bill was introduced last week.
  • Sen. John McCain blocks return of the body of Richard Somers, (1804) namesake of Somers Point

    12/24/2011 9:33:36 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 33 replies
    The Press of Atlantic City, Pleasantville, NJ ^ | December 24, 2011 | Rob Spahr
    SOMERS POINT — Master Commandant Richard Somers will have to wait a little longer to come home, if it happens at all. Efforts to repatriate the remains of the city’s namesake and U.S. Naval hero — killed with his crew aboard the USS Intrepid in 1804 in Tripoli Harbor during the First Barbary War — date to the 1840s. Spurred by this year's political upheaval in Libya, the movement seemed to finally have the congressional backing it needed to order the Department of Defense to take action regarding the return of the bodies of Somers and his men to the...
  • From her glass house, Meghan throws rocks at Newt

    12/21/2011 11:35:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Charleston Daily Mail ^ | December 21, 2011 | Don Surber
    John McCain has to be the biggest ingrate in Washington, which is not a town noted for its gratitude. As House Republicans valiantly try to brings some semblance of fiscal sanity to the federal budget there is the 2008 Republican presidential nominee carrying water for the Democratic Party and splashing it in Republican faces. His daughter, Meghan, is a chip off her father’s block. More on that further down. John McCain made another appearance on CNN, this time to discuss House Republican action on tax cuts, and said: “It is harming the Republican Party. It is harming the view, if...
  • ‘On What?’--McCain Says He Didn’t Know Defense Bill He Approved Repealed Military Ban on Sodomy...

    12/07/2011 3:22:54 PM PST · by jazusamo · 83 replies
    CNSNews ^ | December 7, 2011 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Complete title: ‘On What?’--McCain Says He Didn’t Know Defense Bill He Approved Repealed Military Ban on Sodomy, Bestiality Video at link (CNSNews.com) - Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), the ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, told CNSNews.com on Wednesday that he did not know that the 926-page Defense Department authorization bill that came through his committee and was approved by the Senate last week on 93 to 7 vote included a provision that would repeal the military’s ban on sodomy and bestiality if the bill becomes law. CNSNews.com asked McCain: “Senator, did you read the Defense authorization bill that...
  • McCain: I Haven't Endorsed Romney

    12/07/2011 6:39:26 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 28 replies
    Former presidential candidate and Arizona Sen. John McCain says he has made no decisions on endorsing Mitt Romney in the 2012 race for the White House, contrary to an earlier story by The Hill. McCain had previously said he would not endorse during the primary, and officially says he has not made up his mind. His staff denied The Hill story is true, and this afternoon tweeted the Senator's response: "To clear up any confusion, I haven't made a decision on whether to endorse in the primary."
  • The terrorists have won

    12/05/2011 4:48:11 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 50 replies · 4+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2011-12-02 | Jack Hunter
    Since 9/11, Senator Lindsey Graham has said repeatedly that we must fight the terrorists “over there” so we don’t have to fight them “over here.” But this week, Graham threw that all out the window. Apparently, we are now at war everywhere. Forever. Commenting on the controversial Section 1031 of the National Defense Authorization Act — which many contend gives the federal government new powers to arrest American citizens without charge — Graham made clear this week that “1031, the statement of authority to detain, does apply to American citizens and it designates the world as the battlefield, including the...
  • McCain: Arizona 'up for grabs' in 2012 (McCain says GOP must pander to Hispanics, calls for amnesty)

    12/04/2011 7:33:09 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 41 replies
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2011-12-04 | Peter Schroeder
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said his home state could be "up for grabs" in the 2012 presidential election, due in large part to the growing numbers of Hispanic voters. "The demographics are clear that the Hispanic vote will play a major role in national elections," he said on CNN's "State of the Union." However, higher numbers of Hispanic voters does not guarantee Obama an edge according to McCain, who said his inability to meet some campaign promises on immigration makes that voting bloc competitive. The most recent GOP candidate went so far as to say New Mexico, Colorado, and even...
  • McCain blocks WNYers’ bid to rebury sailors in U.S.

    12/03/2011 9:40:27 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 48 replies
    The Buffalo News, Buffalo, NY ^ | 2011-12-02 | Jerry Zremski
    WASHINGTON — Two hundred and seven years after their deaths, 13 of the Navy’s first fallen heroes this week came closer than ever to returning home from the shores of Tripoli — thanks in part to the efforts of two veterans’ advocates from Western New York. But then Sen. John McCain got in the way.
  • Meghan McCain: Hillary Clinton "Is A Woman Who Kicks Ass In Politics" (BARF ALERT)

    11/28/2011 4:44:25 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 43 replies · 1+ views
    Meghan McCain, daughter of Sen. John McCain, expresses her excitement over a potential Obama/Hillary ticket: "The problems that he [Obama] is having with women would automatically be solved. She's a statesman. I like Hillary Clinton, even though I am a Republican, just simply for the fact that she's a woman that kicks ass in politics."
  • Lindsey Graham calls for using military against American citizens (Call Your Senators Now!)

    11/28/2011 2:08:59 PM PST · by Bokababe · 87 replies · 1+ views
    Examiner ^ | 11/28/11 | Kyle Rogers
    The US government has been slowly eradicating the Posse Commitatus Act of 1878. That act banned the US government from using the US military in domestic law enforcement. Over the past few decades the US government has repeatedly violated the act. However, many Republicans have insisted that the Posse Comitatus Act needs to be respected to protect the rights of American Citizens. South Carolina's left-wing Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, however, is supporting provisions to eradicate Posse Commitatus and dramatically expand the powers of the Federal government. The US Senate Armed Forces Committee, led by Carl Levin (D-MI) and John McCain...
  • John McCain rips GOP presidential candidates Herman Cain, Michele Bachmann on waterboarding

    11/15/2011 12:50:46 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 41 replies
    The Arizona lawmaker—who was tortured himself while a prisoner of war in Vietnam — said the controversial practice was both illegal and ineffective. BY ALIYAH SHAHID Republican Sen. John McCain is ripping presidential candidates in his party who insist waterboarding is an effective technique for interrogating suspected terrorists. The Arizona lawmaker—who was tortured himself while a prisoner of war in Vietnam — said the controversial practice was both illegal and ineffective on Monday evening. “Very disappointed by statements at SC GOP debate supporting waterboarding,” he tweeted. “Waterboarding is torture.” McCain, who ran for President in 2008, elaborated on CNN later,...
  • McCain to GOP: ‘Waterboarding Is Torture’

    11/14/2011 5:56:04 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 63 replies
    National Journal ^ | Nov.14, 2011 | Shane Goldmacher
    Sen. John McCain of Arizona, the 2008 Republican presidential standard-bearer, has taken pains to avoid weighing in on the 2012 GOP primary. But on Sunday, McCain said he was "very disappointed" that some Republicans defended waterboarding at Saturday’s National Journal/CBS debate in South Carolina. “Waterboarding is torture,” McCain, who was a prisoner of war and tortured during the Vietnam War, said via Twitter. On Saturday, Herman Cain and Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota both endorsed waterboarding as an interrogation technique. President Obama banned its use at the beginning of his term, calling it cruel and counterproductive.
  • Fed up! McCain predicts rise of third political party

    11/08/2011 4:51:01 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 49 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2011-11-08 | Steve Holland & David Alexander
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senator John McCain predicted on Tuesday a third political party will emerge in response to Americans' economic frustrations and said it might as well be called "the Fed-Up Party." The Republican Party's presidential nominee in 2008 raised the possibility of a third party about a year ago, but his comments on Tuesday suggest he has hardened his views as polls show Americans increasingly disillusioned with Washington politics. The 75-year-old McCain may now be the most prominent politician forecasting Americans will look to another party to compete with Democrats and Republicans. "Unless both parties change, then I think...
  • (Juan) McCain 'proud' of Meghan on MSNBC (McLame cheers his daughter's attacks on conservatives)

    11/06/2011 7:57:19 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 20 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | 2011-11-04
    Meghan McCain became an official MSNBC contributor this week and it left a lot of conservatives (even some on the left) a little teed off. But not her dad. “I’m very happy for her. I hope she does well,” Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) told THE BLAZE in Washington, D.C, Thursday night where he and Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) were accepting American Patriot Awards. Response from the right on Twitter was less than favorable to the news that McCain would be on the news — regularly. “Whatever John McCain’s sins, he does not deserve a daughter like [Meghan],” Editor in Chief...
  • New MSNBC contributor Meghan McCain: Newt Gingrich is ‘sexist,’ ‘disgusting’ [VIDEO]

    11/02/2011 4:59:56 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 51 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2011-11-02 | Jeff Poor
    (snip) “I think he’s delusional,” McCain said. “And him calling me clueless I think is so sexist and disgusting and lame and a really offhanded remark … that he’s making towards me. And I think it’s ridiculous. Any polls that he’s reading, if you were seriously running for president, you wouldn’t be taking vacations to Greece during the middle of your campaign trail. I think he has a lot of other issues that all of us are very well aware of. And I would bet my career he’s not going to be our next nominee.” (snip)
  • S.C. Sen. Graham fights to save foreign aid programs (Big Government™ RINO Alert)

    10/30/2011 9:27:57 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 11 replies
    McClatchy ^ | 2011-10-31 | James Rosen
    South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, who’s taken on tough tasks from immigration reform to climate change, faces another one as he calls for spending billions of dollars overseas on unpopular foreign aid programs that he insists are vital to U.S. national security. With Congress facing mandatory spending cuts and previously sacrosanct military programs on the chopping block, Graham is trying to protect funding for foreign aid even as most Americans oppose it – 71 percent in a recent poll – and other Republican leaders call for focusing U.S. resources at home. “It is a tough sell, but you can be...
  • McCain lauds Obama for accepting Malta's call for hospital ship to Libya

    10/29/2011 6:59:12 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 30 replies
    Malta Today ^ | 2011-10-29
    U.S. Senator John McCain has expressed satisfaction at US President Barack Obama’s decision for the US to provide medical assistance to Libyan casualties of war. In a statement released in Washington this morning, Senator McCain referred to his meeting last month in Valletta with Maltese Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi, who had proposed that the US would provide a hospital ship either off Malta or Libya to provide assistance to the many casualties of war. The proposal made by the Maltese Prime Minister was taken by McCain to Washington soon after his return from meetings in Tripoli with the interim government,...
  • McCain eyes barring retirees from Tricare Prime (McCain stabs America's veterans in their backs)

    10/28/2011 7:18:14 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 47 replies
    Navy Times | 2011-10-25 | Rick Maze
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  • US Senator Talks About Military Option in Syria (McInsane Alert)

    10/23/2011 5:16:45 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 33 replies
    AP ^ | 2011-10-23
    U.S. Senator John McCain says now that NATO military intervention in Libya is ending, military action to protect civilians in Syria might be considered.