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  • We need an Ebola czar: McCain

    10/13/2014 11:14:39 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 70 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 12, 2014 | Jessica Chasmar
    Sen. John McCain suggested Sunday that President Obama should nominate an Ebola czar to lead the nation’s response to the deadly virus. “From spending time here in Arizona, my constituents are not comforted. There has to be more reassurance given to them,” the Arizona Republican said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
  • John McCain wants Lindsey Graham to run for president

    10/05/2014 6:24:41 AM PDT · by Bettyprob · 38 replies
    Personal Liberty Digest Blog ^ | October 3, 2014 | Ben Bullard
    South Carolina GOP Senator Lindsey Graham is thinking about running for president. Graham told The Weekly Standard in a lengthy interview that he isn’t crazy about other potential Republican candidates’ positions, and that he’s been encouraged by Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) to consider entering the race for the GOP presidential nomination. “I’ve strongly encouraged him to give it a look,” McCain told the Standard. “I think Lindsey has vast and deep experience on these issues that very few others have. I happen to like a lot of these guys—I like Jeb Bush, Chris Christie. Ted Cruz has gone out of...
  • Fidel Castro Claims Mossad is Behind the Islamic State

    09/02/2014 5:15:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    INN ^ | 9/2/2014, 5:42 AM | Elad Benari
    Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro claimed on Monday that the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad was behind the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group, AFP reports. Castro’s claims were made in a column published in Cuban media in which he lashed out at the United States and Europe and accused them of war-mongering. He also compared the NATO military alliance’s representatives to the Nazi SS. Castro also attacked U.S. Senator John McCain over United States policy in the Middle East, calling him “Israel’s most unconditional ally.” He singled out McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential candidate, saying he had supported Israel’s Mossad intelligence...
  • US criticizes Vietnam convictions of dissidents

    08/26/2014 9:07:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 26, 2014 11:32 PM EDT
    The United States has expressed alarm over prison terms handed down against three Vietnamese democracy activists for obstructing traffic. Human rights groups have described the charges used to convict Bui Thi Minh Hang, Nguyen Thi Thuy Quynh and Nguyen Van Minh to 3 years, 2 years and 2½ years respectively on Tuesday as “bogus.” …
  • Arizona’s McCain: Execution was torture

    07/25/2014 6:00:19 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 63 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 25, 2014 8:05 PM EDT
    U.S. Sen. John McCain says the execution of an Arizona inmate that lasted two hours was torture. The Republican who represents the conservative state told Politico that he supports capital punishment for certain crimes but felt Wednesday’s execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood was a “bollocks-upped situation.” The execution has renewed debate about the death penalty. But Arizona lawmakers say the debate is not likely to have an impact on practices in the state. …
  • McCain: ‘They Call Me Amnesty John’

    07/09/2014 3:10:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 9, 2014 - 4:03 PM | Penny Starr
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Wednesday that while the majority of people in his state approve of his support for comprehensive immigration reform which includes a pathway to citizenship, those who oppose it have dubbed him “Amnesty John.” “The 30 percent view [illegal immigration] as the compelling and only and most emotional issue to them,” McCain said. “They’re the ones who come to my town hall meetings and call me Amnesty John.” McCain was one of the “Gang of Eight” in the Senate to sponsor the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Bill, or S.744. The Senate passed the...
  • John McCain on Bowe Bergdahl: ‘It’s done’

    06/02/2014 1:52:39 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 28 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/2/14 | BURGESS EVERETT
    John McCain isn’t concerned with the legality of the prisoner swap designed to release Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl from Afghanistan — but he opposes the deal all the same. McCain also said he supports the drive from Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) to hold a hearing on Bergdahl — but lamented that it might not accomplish much. “It’s worthy of a hearing,” McCain said. “But, it’s done.”
  • Germany fumes over McCain’s Merkel attack

    05/03/2014 11:08:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 02 May 2014 14:56 GMT+02:00 | (AFP)
    German lawmakers fumed on Friday over “vicious” criticism by senior US senators of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s stance on Ukraine ahead of talks she will hold with US President Barack Obama. John McCain, a former Republican candidate for the White House, on Thursday accused Merkel of standing in the way of firmer measures against Russia over its actions in Ukraine due to Berlin’s lucrative business ties with Moscow. “I would tell her that I am not surprised but embarrassed at their failure of leadership. They’re the leaders, they’re being governed by the industrial complex from Germany,” McCain said. Republican Senator Jeff...
  • McCain: Here’s How to Punish Putin

    03/01/2014 10:03:52 PM PST · by kingattax · 55 replies
    Yahoo/Daily Beast ^ | 3-1-14 | Josh Rogin
    President Obama promised Friday there would be “costs” if Russia moved troops into Ukraine, but he didn’t specify what those costs might be. Sen. John McCain has several suggestions for Obama, including the sanctioning of high-level Russian officials; restarting missile defense plans in Eastern Europe; and bringing Georgia, a former Soviet republic, into NATO. McCain said he plans to push from the Congressional side, he told The Daily Beast in an exclusive interview Saturday evening. McCain wants the administration to expand its threat to pull out of the G8 Summit in Sochi scheduled for June. That limited move is unlikely...
  • 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]
  • Sen. John McCain Faces Censure from Arizona Republicans for ‘Terrible Record’

    01/08/2014 6:37:58 PM PST · by BulletBobCo · 94 replies
    Top Right News ^ | January 8, 2014
    The Maricopa County GOP in Arizona have decided to censure Senator John McCain. The resolution accuses John McCain of abandoning the issues of the GOP and to siding with the liberals in the senate and Barack Obama in passing legislation, his constituents oppose, including amnesty for tens of millions of illegal aliens, and betraying his promises to secure the border (“Complete the dang fence“). John McCain Censured by Arizona’s Republican Leadership As leaders in the Republican Party, we are obligated to fully support our Party, platform, and its candidates. Only in times of great crisis or betrayal is it necessary...
  • Daughter: McCain 'Depressed, Down-Trodden' by State of GOP (Like father, like Daughter)

    10/27/2013 6:19:43 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 117 replies
    newsmax ^ | 10/27/13 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Sen. John McCain's daughter says the tea party revolution within the Republican Party has left him in a state of emotional distress. "I’ve never heard him this depressed other than maybe after the ‘08 election," Meghan McCain said. "He’s so depressed, so down-trodden. The way he’s talking about it, he's never seen it this bad in his 30-plus years in office." Meghan, who describes herself as a liberal Republican, said she shares his sense of despondency. "We’re both frustrated with the idea that only the hyper-conservative wing of the party is going to represent the masses,” said McCain, 29, who...
  • AZ Voters Taking Action: McCain-Flake Recall

    09/29/2013 3:52:23 PM PDT · by blueyon · 91 replies
    The Free Patriot ^ | 9/29/2012 | Arctic Conservative
    Arizona voters are angry. They are not alone in their anger, for it seems betrayal on the vote to defund ObamaCare is not isolated to Arizona. However, Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit and John Hawkins at Right Wing News are on board with the recall, and I certainly feel their pain! I live in Alaska, not Arizona, but I certainly know what it is like to feel betrayal from a Senator! The difference is that I know mine are not Republican; yet McCain and Flake seem to think they are!
  • McCain hires controversial Syria analyst who inflated credentials

    09/29/2013 5:40:14 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 68 replies
    Sen. John McCain has hired a controversial Syria analyst who recently was fired by one D.C. organization and resigned from another after it emerged that she inflated her academic credentials. The Republican senator's office confirmed to Fox News that Elizabeth O'Bagy was hired as a legislative assistant, and will start work next week. "Elizabeth is a talented researcher, and I have been very impressed by her knowledge and analysis in multiple briefings over the last year. I look forward to her joining my office," McCain said in a statement.
  • Aide Says McCain '[edited] Hates Cruz'

    09/23/2013 10:29:06 AM PDT · by Nachum · 98 replies
    TPM ^ | 9/23/13
    <p>A lengthy profile on Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) in the October issue of GQ may compound his already-contentious relationship with Sen. John McCain (R-AZ).</p> <p>In the piece by Jason Zengerle, an unnamed adviser to McCain explained the Arizona senator's aversion to Cruz.</p>
  • McCain Tells Russians that “Putin Has Betrayed the Revolution”

    09/21/2013 9:09:10 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 15 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 20 Sep 2013 | John Semmens
    In an op ed aimed over the head of Russian President Vladimir Putin and directly to the Russian people, US Senator John McCain tells them “you deserve better.” “If you look at the pattern of Mr. Putin’s behavior it seems clear that he has deviated from the path set down by Lenin back in 1917,” McCain wrote. “If you look at the Heritage Foundation’s Index of Economic Freedom, Russia is rising in the rankings. That means your country is becoming more capitalistic. Is this really the direction you want to go?” “Mr. Putin has also taken a stance in defense...
  • McCain: Republicans thinking they can repeal Obamacare is 'not rational'

    09/20/2013 1:56:23 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 62 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/19/13 | Jake Tapper
    Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, said conservative Republican attempts to defund Obamacare will prove fruitless. "In the United States Senate, we will not repeal or defund Obamacare. We will not. And to think we can is not rational," McCain said Thursday on “The Lead with Jake Tapper.”
  • The idiot's on Greta now...

    09/19/2013 7:44:14 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 55 replies
    09-19-2013 | Me
    Check it out....
  • Obama seeks Syria support from former foe McCain

    09/02/2013 6:54:50 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 54 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 2, 2013 4:38 AM EDT | Bradley Klapper
    President Barack Obama is inviting former foe Sen. John McCain to the White House, hoping one of Congress’ most intractable foreign policy hawks will help sell the idea of a U.S. military intervention in Syria to a nation deeply scarred by more than a decade of war. … In an interview with an Israeli television network, (McCain) said Obama has “encouraged our enemies” by effectively punting his decision to Congress. He and fellow Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina have threatened to vote against Obama’s authorization if the military plan doesn’t seek to shift the momentum of the 2½...
  • McCain: U.S./Russia Relations Back on Cold War Footing

    08/11/2013 4:45:19 PM PDT · by RC one · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 Aug 2013, 8:31 AM PDT | AWR Hawkins
    During an August 8 appearance on CNN's The Lead, Senator John McCain (R-AZ) said Russia's recent actions toward the U.S. have "reset" relations and put the two countries back on Cold War footing. According to McCain, "The Russians have reset, they've reset alright--back to about 1955."
  • Why Does John McCain Keep Running As A Republican?

    08/01/2013 5:29:25 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 102 replies
    Investors.com ^ | August 1, 2013 | Editorial
    Principles: John McCain says he'd have a hard time deciding between Hillary Clinton and Rand Paul in 2016. Which begs the question: Is the GOP's one-time presidential nominee and titular head truly a Republican? On occasion, and those occasions seem to be more frequent these days, we're grateful McCain didn't win the White House in 2008. That is until we remember who his opponent was. But McCain, greeted with applause from Democrats Wednesday when, according to TheHill.com, he "mistakenly strolled into President Obama's meeting with Senate Democrats at the Capitol," was a poor choice to represent the party of less...
  • McCain: Voting for Hillary a “Tough Choice”, She’s a “Rock Star”

    07/31/2013 3:20:09 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 100 replies
    This man isn’t conservative, libertarian, or anything in between. He doesn’t believe in the basic idea of liberty, small government, or a defense-oriented foreign policy. He’s in the wrong party. It’s time to just flat-out say it. In a lengthy and comprehensive interview with the far-left publication, John McCain says that Hillary is a “rock star”, that she did a great job during Benghazi and the other conflicts, that Obama has “grown in office”, and that if Rand Paul runs against Hillary Clinton, it’ll be a “tough choice” who to vote for. That some continue to defend John McCain no...
  • McCain Concedes Immigration Reform Bill Won't Gain GOP 'A Single Hispanic Voter'

    08/01/2013 5:14:48 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 41 replies
    breitbart ^ | 7/31/13 | tony lee
    Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) conceded on Monday that Republicans will not win one new Hispanic voter over by passing a comprehensive immigration reform bill. "Let's say we enact it, comprehensive immigration reform, I don't think it gains a single Hispanic voter," McCain said in an interview with PBS's Gwen Ifill. "But what it does, it puts us on a playing field where we can compete for the Hispanic voter." McCain has made comments indicating comprehensive immigration reform will not win over Hispanics, but he has also suggested that comprehensive immigration reform is a type of "gateway issue" that Republicans need...
  • McCain: $1 coin could lead to bigger tips for strippers (now we know where his mind is)

    07/25/2013 12:12:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 99 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/25/13 09:32 AM ET | Judy Kurtz
    Sen. John McCain has a wish for any exotic dancers who might feel the pinch from legislation he’s backing that would do away with the dollar bill and replace it with a dollar coin: Shake what your momma gave you and make more moolah. … When pressed about the predicament facing scores of the country’s skin-baring and bill-collecting women, McCain responded without missing a beat, “Then I hope that they could obtain larger denominations.” …
  • Obama and Democrats Have Found a Friend: John McCain

    07/25/2013 3:19:47 AM PDT · by kevcol · 21 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jul 24, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    “We have been looking literally for years for someone we can cut deals with, and finally someone has stepped up,” a White House official said. West Wing aides say they now talk with McCain roughly every other day.
  • MCCAIN ORCHESTRATES ANOTHER GOP SURRENDER; REID, OBAMA WIN BIG

    07/17/2013 10:36:50 AM PDT · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 11 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | July 17, 2013 | Mike Flynn
    Sen. John McCain spent the weekend negotiating with Majority Leader Harry Reid on a deal to avert Reid's threatened use of the "nuclear option" to change Senate rules to eliminate filibusters on Presidential nominations...
  • McCain: I Don't Know How Many Passports We Let You Forge

    07/18/2013 9:12:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    CNS News ^ | 7/18/13 | Alissa Tabirian
    (CNSNews.com) – Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.), a member of the “Gang of Eight” that helped write and pass the immigration reform bill in that chamber, said he did not know how many passports a person could forge under the proposed law before being charged with a crime. On Capitol Hill on Wednesday, CNSNews.com asked McCain, “Senator McCain, can I ask you a question about the Senate immigration bill? Under the bill, how many passports can someone forge before it becomes a crime?” McCain said, “You’re going to have to ask our folks that, I don't think that we stand for...
  • From American Hero to American Zero

    07/13/2013 3:03:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 13, 2013 | Steve Deace
    John McCain was once a symbol of what’s right with America, persevering through years of torture and torment while imprisoned in the notorious Hanoi Hilton. But decades later within the far cozier confines of the U.S Senate, he has become a symbol of why many Americans in public opinion polls believe our best days are behind us.McCain was imprisoned in the Hanoi Hilton because he wore a uniform that stood for truth, justice, and the American way. Values that represent what we often refer to as “American Exceptionalism.” Each of those values is anathema to every strain of statism, including...
  • McCain in Afghanistan for 4th of July, urges Egypt military ..

    07/04/2013 6:37:15 AM PDT · by don-o · 39 replies
    CBS ^ | July 4, 2013
    KABUL, Afghanistan Senior Republican Sen. John McCain arrived in Kabul Thursday for a surprise visit to American troops in Afghanistan to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday. McCain presided over a reenlistment ceremony for about a half dozen U.S. soldiers in Kabul. A member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and unsuccessful presidential candidate, McCain was accompanied on the visit by Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham. Both of the senior U.S. lawmakers commented upon their arrival on the military-led political transition which was playing out in Egypt, urging the nation's new interim leadership to quickly hold new elections and hand power...
  • Sen. McCain: US will have ‘most militarized’ border since Berlin Wall

    06/25/2013 10:18:54 AM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 104 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/25/13 | Daniel Strauss
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Tuesday said that an amendment advanced by the Senate would leave the U.S. with the “most militarized border” since the fall of the Berlin Wall and pave the way for the passage of comprehensive immigration reform.
  • McCain Didn’t Realize He Was Posing With Rebel Kidnapper, Spokesman Says

    05/29/2013 9:21:53 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 231 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 5/29
    WASHINGTON — Senator John McCain’s office is pushing back against reports that while visiting Syria this week he posed in a photo with rebels who kidnapped 11 Lebanese Shi’ite pilgrims. The photo, released by McCain’s office, shows McCain with a group of rebels. Among them are two men identified in the Lebanese press as Mohamed Nour and Abu Ibrahim, two of the kidnappers of the group from Lebanon.
  • Exclusive: John McCain Slips Across Border Into Syria, Meets With Rebels

    05/27/2013 11:00:06 AM PDT · by don-o · 141 replies
    Sen. John McCain Monday became the highest-ranking U.S. official to enter Syria since the bloody civil war there began over two years ago, The Daily Beast has learned. McCain, one of the fiercest critics of the Obama administration’s Syria policy, made the unannounced visit across the Turkey-Syria border with Gen. Salem Idris, the leader of the Supreme Military Council of the Free Syrian Army. He stayed in the country for several hours before returning to Turkey. Both in Syria and Turkey, McCain and Idris met with assembled leaders of Free Syrian Army units that traveled from around the country to...
  • Tea party vs. old guard in Senate GOP rift

    05/23/2013 2:58:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 23, 2013 5:51 PM EDT | Andrew Taylor and Charles Babington
    A long-simmering feud between establishment Republicans and tea partyers is in full view again with Sen. John McCain accusing younger colleagues of using tactics that might tempt Democrats to change Senate rules that now protect the minority party. How to deal with the government’s debt and spending became the latest quarrel between the GOP’s 2008 presidential candidate and tea party champions such as Senators Ted Cruz of Texas, Rand Paul of Kentucky and Mike Lee of Utah. …
  • McCain warns Obama-Nixon comparisons are ‘overreaching’

    05/20/2013 12:17:29 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 105 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | 5/20/13 | Hillary Chabot
    McCain warns Obama-Nixon comparisons are ‘overreaching’ Monday, May 20, 2013 PrintEmail Comments (37) By: Hillary Chabot U.S. Sen. John McCain bucked the party line coming from many of his fellow conservatives this morning, saying suggestions that compare the trio of scandals gripping the White House to Watergate are “overreaching.” “I think it’s overreaching. We need a full and complete investigation and then we will decide the dimensions of it,” said McCain while campaigning for Republican Senate candidate Gabriel Gomez in Dorchester. “It is terrible but we have to have a full investigation before we leap to conclusions.”
  • Senators Hush-Hush as They Craft Immigration Bill

    03/10/2013 10:31:34 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 9, 2013 8:21 PM EST | Erica Werner
    The eight senators meet in private several times a week, alternating between Sen. John McCain’s and Sen. Charles Schumer’s offices. They sit in arm chairs arranged in a circle and sip water or soft drinks as they debate temporary workers and border security. In a capital riven by partisanship and gridlock, they are determined to be the exception and actually get something done. This is immigration reform’s “Gang of Eight.” With them lies the best hope in years for overhauling the nation’s byzantine immigration laws—and they know it. … The legislation the group is working on would secure the border;...
  • McCain: Are You a "Wacko Bird" Like Rand Paul, Justin Amash, and Ted Cruz?

    03/09/2013 12:34:48 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 71 replies
    Reason ^ | 3-9-2013 | Nick Gillespie - OP/ED
    March 9, 2013 McCain: Are You a "Wacko Bird" Like Rand Paul, Justin Amash, and Ted Cruz? Nick Gillespie courtesy Benjamin Lee's Twitter Feed"Wacko Birds" is the new "Jerk Store."That is, it's the sort of comedic comeback that reflects far worse - and oh-so-sadly - on its creator than its intended target.During a recent tirade, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) denounced Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) as "wacko birds." Reports the Wash Post: “They were elected, nobody believes that there was a corrupt election, anything else,”McCain said. “But I also think that when,...
  • McCain calls Paul, Cruz, Amash ‘wacko birds’

    03/08/2013 8:37:09 AM PST · by mandaladon · 61 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 8 Mar 2013 | Rachel Weiner
    <p>Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is continuing to criticize his fellow Republicans for their filibuster of incoming CIA Director John O. Brennan over drone policy. In an interview with the Huffington Post, McCain referred to Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) and Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) as “wackos.”</p>
  • McCain Says He Would be “Comfortable” With His Daughter Serving in Combat

    02/13/2013 8:55:32 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 61 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 13, 2013 | Patrick Burke
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said he would “feel not only comfortable but proud” if he had a daughter serving in a front-line combat position in the U.S. military. … Sen. McCain has seven children, including four sons and three daughters. His son Jimmy served in the Marine Corps and two others—Jack and Doug—are or were Navy pilots. …
  • McCain tweet on Iran draws criticism

    02/04/2013 9:35:34 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 4, 2013 12:55 PM EST
    Republican Sen. John McCain’s tweet comparing Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to a monkey is drawing criticism from a fellow GOP lawmaker (Justin Amash) as racist. On Monday, McCain wrote, “So Ahmadinejad wants to be first Iranian in space—wasn’t he just there last week?” …
  • McCain Backs Women in Combat—As Long as Standards Stay High

    01/24/2013 10:01:27 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 24 Jan 2013 07:53 AM | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Sen. John McCain supports allowing women in combat, but says it remains critical for the military to uphold the same high standards that made it the strongest in the world. On Wednesday, outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced that women will be permitted in combat, potentially opening hundreds of thousands of front-line positions and elite Special Forces jobs to women as well as men. … “I respect and support Secretary Panetta’s decision to lift the ban on women serving in combat,” McCain said. “The fact is that American women are already serving in harm’s way today all over the world...
  • 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...
  • ‘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...
  • Coulter calls McCain a ‘douchebag,’ gets bleeped by MSNBC

    11/29/2011 11:56:23 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 88 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/29/11 | Yahoo News
    Ann Coulter, conservative author and preferred provocateur among cable news bookers, was repeatedly bleeped during a recent appearance on "Morning Joe" on Tuesday. In the bleeped asides, Coulter apparently called John McCain a "douchebag." Coulter was also cut for several seconds while discussing the consistency of current and former GOP candidates, including Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney and McCain. "What did I say, 'douchebag'?" Coulter, realizing she had been bleeped, asked Joe Scarborough. "We'll just blur it all out," Scarborough said. "Well, they got the general drift," Coulter added.
  • VFW Presses Senator McCain on Support

    11/18/2011 2:29:23 PM PST · by katiedidit1 · 17 replies · 1+ views
    VFW Letter to McCain on PDF File ^ | November 18, 2011 | Richard L. DeNoyer
    VFW Presses Senator McCain on Support: VFW National Commander Richard DeNoyer expressed the organization's strongest opposition today to ongoing efforts by Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-Mich.) to further balance the budget on the backs of military service members, their families, and retirees. In a letter, the Chief wrote that McCain's acceptance of proposals to examine the current retirement system along with military pay, allowances and their tax implications, plus to suggest excluding military retirees from TRICARE Prime, implies that his unwavering support of the military exists only as long as you are...
  • !!Breaking!! Meghan McCain Sexual Harassment Claim

    11/02/2011 5:23:48 PM PDT · by mnehring · 18 replies
    Twitter | Meghan I think
    BREAKING NEWS. Meghan McCain reveals that no one has ever sexually harassed her, or even hit on her. In a not so shocking revelation, Meghan McCain, aka Tits McGee, aka The Daily Beast has revealed she has never once been hit on in her life. Furious, she describes daily events where children run in horror of her and even Karl Rove wears a blindfold to their daily meetings. Meghan McCain has also revealed that she plans to endorse Mitt Romney for President. She said he is the most qualified candidate because he is the only one who hasn't attempted to...
  • Meghan McCain speaks to UConn students (McCain attacks conservatives as "people who don't evolve")

    10/12/2011 5:00:19 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 59 replies
    (snip) McCain, who identified herself early in the program as heterosexual, spoke candidly about her own support for a battery of LGBTQ issues on stage...at one point, McCain even indicted pro-Don't Ask, Don't Tell politicians as being "dangerously out of touch.""I support equality," she said. "You can't call this country free if people are being discriminated against. "I'm scared by people who don't evolve," said McCain later on, frustrated by the static nature of conservative politics. The blogger, whose views contradict much of the religious rights' stance on homosexuality, suffered extreme backlash from news pundits throughout her father's campaign. (snip)
  • John McCain feels protesters' pain ("I understand their frustration")

    10/12/2011 4:56:24 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 60 replies
    Politico ^ | 2011-10-12 | Manu Raju
    The Occupy Wall Street movement is getting sympathy from an unlikely person: Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.). The 2008 GOP presidential nominee said he understands the growing protest movement’s concerns over Washington bailouts of major financial institutions. “Down in Arizona today, Maricopa County has the highest number of homes underwater of any place in this country,” he told reporters Wednesday. “And it’s disgraceful that we took care of the financial institutions, and we did nothing about the housing crisis. So I understand their frustration.” He later quipped that he may be the “only” Republican does.
  • The Totally Meghan McCain Letter

    10/07/2011 6:21:32 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    Townhall ^ | October 7, 2011 | Katie Pavlich
    Anyone who has met me knows I'm totally like, no fan of 26-year-old woman Meghan McCain. I found her latest threat to sue Erick Erickson at RedState.com for "illegally using her byline" on Leon Wolf's "Totally Meghan McCain" parody columns absolutely hilarious. Even better, McCain claimed the parodies, which were poorly written on purpose, could be confused with her real columns at The Daily Best. The buxom blogette tweeted: Sexist? Really? Here is part of the parody post that triggered McCain's lawsuit threat: Firstly in the first place, some people had a question about my very obvious statement, “I don’t...
  • McCain and Cheney differ on interrogation stance (McCain defends Obama, attacks Bush)

    10/03/2011 11:02:52 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 11 replies
    CNN ^ | 2011-10-03 | Kevin Liptak
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