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  • John McCain issues warning about Trump and Russia in documentary to be released a week after death

    08/30/2018 1:50:36 PM PDT · by detective · 206 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 30 August 2018
    Shortened title. Full title: It should alarm all of us': John McCain issues warning about Trump and Russia in documentary set to be released a week after his death Senator John McCain appears in an upcoming documentary filmed before his death warning the United States about president Donald Trump and his ties to Russia. In a clip of Jack Bryan's Active Matters, McCain joins Hillary Clinton, Yahoo News chief investigative corespondent Michael Isikoff and others as they discuss Trump, the 2016 presidential election and Russian president Vladimir Putin. The documentary debuts in theaters on August 31, less than a week...
  • John McCain, in final message before death, says 'do not despair of our present difficulties'

    08/27/2018 10:38:00 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 114 replies
    CNBC ^ | 27 AUG 18 | Jacob Pramuk | @jacobpramuk
    Sen. John McCain, in a final message to the United States written before his death, said the country will emerge from its current political environment "stronger than before." "Do not despair of our present difficulties. We believe always in the promise and greatness of America," the Republican senator and former GOP presidential nominee wrote in a letter read by advisor Rick Davis on Monday. McCain, a longtime lawmaker from Arizona, died Saturday at age 81 after a struggle with brain cancer.
  • McCain ending brain cancer treatment

    08/24/2018 8:27:07 AM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 136 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 24, 2018 | JORDAIN CARNEY
    "In the year since, John has surpassed expectations for his survival. But the progress of disease and the inexorable advance of age render their verdict. With his usual strength of will, he has now chosen to discontinue medical treatment," McCain's family said in a statement released by his office.
  • Sen. John McCain, who is fighting brain cancer, discontinues medical treatment, family says

    08/24/2018 8:23:49 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 55 replies
    CNBC Breaking ^ | 24 AUG 18 | Christina Wilkie | @christinawilkie
    The family of longtime Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz, said Friday that he has chosen to discontinue medical treatment for brain cancer. "Last summer, Senator John McCain shared with Americans the news our family already knew: he had been diagnosed with an aggressive glioblastoma, and the prognosis was serious. In the year since, John has surpassed expectations for his survival. But the progress of disease and the inexorable advance of age render their verdict. With his usual strength of will, he has now chosen to discontinue medical treatment. Our family is immensely grateful for the support and kindness of all his...
  • Trump excludes McCain in speech about 'McCain' defense bill

    08/13/2018 3:26:36 PM PDT · by MNDude · 40 replies
    President Trump thanks a long list of people before signing the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act, except for the namesake of the bill, Sen. John McCain
  • McCain Confirms He Gave Trump Dossier to Comey: ‘Duty Demanded I Do’ It

    05/09/2018 4:29:37 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 139 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 9 May 18 | Gideon Resnick
    In his new book, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) confirms that he gave a controversial dossier about President Trump to former FBI chief James Comey. “I agreed to receive a copy of what is now referred to as ‘the dossier,’” McCain writes in the upcoming book, titled The Restless Wave, referencing information compiled by former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele. “I reviewed its contents. The allegations were disturbing, but I had no idea which if any were true. I could not independently verify any of it, and so I did what any American who cares about our nation’s security should have...
  • MCCAIN: TRUMP HAS NO 'PRINCIPLES AND BELIEFS,' JUST 'TAKES ADVANTAGE OF SITUATIONS’ (barf alert)

    11/27/2017 11:53:49 AM PST · by BurgessKoch · 66 replies
    Newsweek ^ | November 27, 2017 | jason le miere
    Senator John McCain has fired another volley in his war of words with President Donald Trump, claiming that his fellow Republican lacks “principles and beliefs” and simply “takes advantage of situations.” McCain has not hidden his distaste for Trump since the businessman launched his campaign for the White House, and that has led to regular, often personal, attacks from the president. McCain’s latest shots took aim at Trump’s Republican credentials. ...
  • Clinton campaign, DNC paid for research that led to Russia dossier

    10/24/2017 3:45:52 PM PDT · by mairdie · 158 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 24, 2017 | Adam Entous, Devlin Barrett and Rosalind S. Helderman
    <p>The Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee helped fund research that resulted in a now-famous dossier containing allegations about Donald Trump’s connections to Russia and possible coordination between his campaign and the Kremlin, people familiar with the matter said.</p>
  • Two GOP senators come out against Trump trade nominee

    05/10/2017 5:05:23 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 61 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 10, 2017 | Sylvan Lane
    Two Republican senators announced Wednesday that they will oppose Robert Lighthizer, President Trump’s nominee for United States Trade Representative, ahead of his likely confirmation this week. Sens. John McCain (Ariz.) and Ben Sasse (Neb.) told Lighthizer in a letter released Wednesday that they’d vote against him because “your confirmation process has failed to reassure us that you understand the North American Free Trade Agreement’s (NAFTA) positive economic benefits to our respective States and the nation as a whole.” “We fear that you do not have an appreciation for the millions of jobs created by this free trade deal, and that...
  • McCain: Trump's withdrawal from TPP a 'serious mistake'

    01/23/2017 12:54:28 PM PST · by bkopto · 128 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/23/2016 | JORDAIN CARNEY
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) blasted President Trump on Monday, warning that his decision to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will spark a wave of negative consequences. “President Trump’s decision to formally withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a serious mistake that will have lasting consequences for America’s economy and our strategic position in the Asia-Pacific region," McCain said in a statement.
  • Meet Dr. Kelli Ward, The Woman Running Against John McCain

    07/16/2015 7:17:34 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 7/16/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    For years Arizonans have been looking for a viable alternative to Senator John McCain. Now, they may have their chance to vote him out of office. Earlier this week Arizona State Senator Kelli Ward officially announced she is running against McCain for his U.S. Senate seat in 2016. More from the Arizona Republic: Kelli Ward, a Republican state senator from Lake Havasu City, on Tuesday officially entered the U.S. Senate primary against veteran incumbent John McCain. In a post on her website Tuesday morning, Ward, a 46-year-old doctor of osteopathic medicine in her second term at the Arizona Legislature, said:...
  • Arizona GOP Censures McCain for 'Liberal' Record

    01/25/2014 2:54:31 PM PST · by Cyber Liberty · 39 replies
    AP via CBS news ^ | Jan 25, 2014 | Terry Tang
    The Arizona Republican Party formally censured Sen. John McCain on Saturday, citing a voting record they say is insufficiently conservative. The resolution to censure McCain was approved by a voice-vote during a meeting of state committee members in Tempe, state party spokesman Tim Sifert said. It needed signatures from at least 20 percent of state committee members to reach the floor for debate. Sifert said no further action was expected. McCain spokesman Brian Rogers declined to comment on the censure. [snip]
  • McCain and Graham Meet With the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt

    08/07/2013 1:09:36 PM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 8/7/2013 | Katie Pavlich
    Arizona Senator John McCain is in Egypt with South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham just weeks after the new government, run by the Muslim Brotherhood, was overthrown by the military. Former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi was heavily protested by millions of people as he tried to turn the fragile State into a dictatorship under Sharia law. More from The Daily Beast: During their whirlwind tour of Cairo Tuesday, two top GOP senators held the most extensive meeting to date between U.S. officials and senior officials in the embattled Muslim Brotherhood, whose supporters are fighting in the streets to overturn last month’s...
  • McCain Against the ‘Wacko Birds’

    06/03/2013 6:18:22 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 31 replies
    National Review ^ | 6/3/2013 | Jonathan Strong
    The debate was over, but John McCain wasn’t done. After he threw down with a trio of younger Republican colleagues he has dubbed the “wacko birds,” McCain proceeded to walk around the Senate floor, ranting about the interchange to individual senators. McCain was incensed that Senators Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and Mike Lee have been blocking Democratic majority leader Harry Reid from appointing Senate members to a conference committee for the budget resolution. During the debate, McCain “basically accused Lee of being an idiot,” as one aide put it. Lee was either being “directly misleading or has no knowledge of...
  • Huma Abedin and the Muslim Brotherhood: Closely Connected

    07/24/2012 3:36:39 PM PDT · by bayouranger · 11 replies
    pjmedia ^ | 24JUL12 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Senator John McCain ought to be embarrassed. So should House Speaker John Boehner and Congressman Mike Rogers, the former FBI agent who chairs the Select Committee on Intelligence. These pillars of the Republican establishment have been championing the cause of Huma Abedin, the deputy chief of staff to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Ms. Abedin’s name arose, along with several others, in connection with questions pressed by five conservative House Republicans regarding Muslim Brotherhood infiltration of the United States government. The GOP establishment, led by McCain, Boehner, and Rogers, has been slamming Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, one of the five House...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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.