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  • McCain slams Trump over siding with Putin on Russia meddling

    11/11/2017 4:26:35 PM PST · by mdittmar · 85 replies
    CNN ^ | November 11, 2017 | Daniella Diaz
    Washington (CNN)Sen. John McCain slammed President Donald Trump on Saturday for saying he believes Russian President Vladimir Putin over senior US intelligence officials when he says his country didn't interfere in the 2016 election."President Trump today stated that he believed Vladimir Putin is being sincere when he denies Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and reiterated that he hopes to cooperate with Russia in Syria," McCain, a strong critic of the President, said in a statement. "There's nothing 'America First' about taking the word of a KGB colonel over that of the American intelligence community.
  • John McCain Planning on Killing Tax Reform

    11/08/2017 2:37:41 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 100 replies
    It’s official: The Republican tax reform bill is dead on arrival in the Senate now that John McCain has become the third Republican senator to confirm that he plans to vote against it. What’s worse for the Trump administration, McCain reportedly wants the bill to receive input from both parties – a criticism that he cited as his reason for voting against the Trump administration’s plan to repeal and replace Obamacare. This is particularly problematic because there’s approximately zero chance that any Democratic lawmakers will break ranks to vote with Republicans, despite President Donald Trump repeatedly saying that he expects...
  • McCain Blasts US in Speech to Naval Academy, “No More America First”

    11/03/2017 11:41:30 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 130 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | Nov. 3, 2017 | Cillian Zeal
    Arizona Sen. John McCain took another swipe at Trump administration policy in a speech to the U.S. Naval Academy, where he slammed both isolationism and nationalism, ideas he said are ascendant within the President Trump’s White House. In the speech to the midshipmen in Annapolis, Maryland, on Monday, the Senate Armed Services Committee chairman ripped into the Trump administration’s policies, although — taking a Voldemort-like approach that’s become habitual among anti-Trump conservatives — he never mentioned the president’s name. McCain contrasted the “hopeful atmosphere of 1991” after the fall of the Soviet Union with “the current circumstances of our world,”...
  • Jeff Flake Mourns: ‘Traditional Conservative’ That Values Immigration, Free Trade Can’t Win

    10/24/2017 5:55:15 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 63 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Oct 2017 | Charlie Spiering
    Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) announced his decision to retire from the Senate rather than seek re-election in 2018, citing the new tone and political values that President Donald Trump brought to Washington, DC, as the reason. “When the next generation asks us, ‘Why didn’t you do something? Why didn’t you speak up?’ What are we going to say?” Flake said sorrowfully as he stood up in the Senate for his announcement. “Mr. President, I rise today to say, enough.” Flake said that he no longer could serve as a conservative in a party that no longer valued free trade or...
  • Former Dem Vice President Biden to headline Romney summit

    06/05/2017 11:12:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 5, 2017 7:02 PM EDT | Steve Peoples
    Just days after launching a new political action committee, former Democratic Vice President Joe Biden will join Republican officials and donors at a weekend retreat hosted by former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney. Biden will be interviewed by Romney during a Friday evening event in Park City, Utah, at the invitation-only summit, according to a Biden spokesman and participants briefed on the schedule. The speaker lineup for what is traditionally a gathering of Romney allies is packed with high-profile Republicans, among them House Speaker Paul Ryan and Sens. Lindsey Graham and John McCain. Ryan was Romney’s running mate in 2012....
  • 2 Republican US senators slam Egypt's NGO law as 'draconian' [guess which ones]

    06/01/2017 10:09:08 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 1, 2017 10:42 AM EDT | Menna Zaki
    Two Republican U.S. senators slammed Wednesday a law recently passed by Egypt’s president as “draconian” for imposing heavy restrictions and effectively banning the work of non-governmental organizations — the latest among measures cracking down on dissent in the country. Republican Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham urged President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to bring the law on NGOs in line with international standards and the Egyptian constitution. “Congress should strengthen democratic benchmarks and human rights conditions on U.S. assistance for Egypt,” they said in a statement. […] The law has triggered wide international backlash and raised concerns over human rights conditions in...
  • McCain: World 'cries out' for US and EU leadership

    03/27/2017 9:13:24 AM PDT · by yoe · 31 replies
    EUObserver ^ | March 26, 2017 | Eric Maurice
    The world "cries out for American and European leadership" through the EU and Nato, US senator John McCain said on Friday (24 March). In a "new world order under enormous strain" and in "the titanic struggle with forces of radicalism … we can't stand by and lament, we've got to be involved," said McCain, a former Republican presidential candidate who is now chairman of the armed services committee in the US Senate. Speaking at the Brussels Forum, a conference organised by the German Marshall Fund, a transatlantic think tank, he said that the EU and the US needed to develop...
  • McCain: Trump Must Prove Wiretapping or Retract Claims

    03/12/2017 9:48:42 AM PDT · by Cold War Veteran - Submarines · 128 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 3/12/2017 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    President Donald Trump must provide the American people, not just the Senate Intelligence Committee, with proof of his claims that former President Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower, and if he doesn't have the proof, he needs to retract his statements, Sen. John McCain said Sunday. "If his predecessor violated the law, President Obama violated the law, we've got a serious issue here, to say the least," McCain told CNN's "State of the Union" program, while pointing out that he himself has no reason to believe the allegations are true.
  • McCain: Dictators 'get started by suppressing free press'

    02/20/2017 10:01:00 AM PST · by ek_hornbeck · 93 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/20/17 | Eugene Scott
    Sen. John McCain slammed President Donald Trump's attacks on the media this week by noting dictators "get started by suppressing free press." It was a startling observation from a sitting member of Congress against the President of the United States, especially considering McCain is a member of Trump's party. "I hate the press," the Arizona Republican sarcastically told NBC News' Chuck Todd on "Meet the Press." "I hate you especially. But the fact is we need you. We need a free press. We must have it. It's vital."
  • Joint statement with Senators McCain, Schumer, and Reed on reports Russia interfered

    12/11/2016 7:26:04 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 128 replies
    The statement below:
  • John McCain: Britain's EU membership 'vital' for U.S. security

    03/18/2016 9:36:58 AM PDT · by kevcol · 42 replies
    The Inquisitr ^ | March 18, 2016 | Nash Riggins
    The former presidential hopeful and chairman of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee reckons the looming threat of a so-called "Brexit" will hurt the global economy and weaken the West....David Cameron welcomed McCain's harsh words on Friday morning and labelled the statement an "important intervention" in the fight to safeguard Britain's EU membership. Important intervention by @SenJohnMcCain – UK membership of EU vital for security & prosperity of both Europe & U.S. — David Cameron (@David_Cameron) March 18, 2016
  • Bush on a brink of a big endorsement? (John McCain)

    01/17/2016 12:02:26 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 74 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/17/16 | John King
    -snip- One "Amigo" is in the Bush camp -- and another is being courted. Sen. Lindsey Graham endorsed Jeb Bush this past week, calling him best-prepared among the Republican candidates to be commander in chief. Graham's own presidential campaign didn't get very far, but Bush is hoping his endorsement helps in the senator's home state of South Carolina. And now, the former Florida governor is trying to enlist Graham's help in winning another high profile endorsement: that of Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain. McCain, of course, was the 2008 Republican presidential nominee, and traveled often with Graham and then-Sen. Joseph...
  • McCain: I Disagree Most With Cruz

    12/04/2015 10:11:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 82 replies
    Newsmax ^ | December 4, 2015 | John Gizzi
    Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., says his Senate colleague Ted Cruz is the Republican presidential hopeful with whom he has the sharpest disagreement and singled out the Texan’s vote against the National Defense Authorization Act as the chief reason. During a discussion of this year’s 2016 GOP presidential hopefuls, Newsmax asked McCain which three he felt had the best records on national security and which three had the worst. “I don’t like to duck a question,” he replied, with a laugh, and restated his support for South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham....
  • McCain: Trump Doesn't Understand Syria

    10/04/2015 9:38:30 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 54 replies
    CNN ^ | October 04, 2015
    Sen. John McCain says that GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump doesn't understand the problems posed by Russia's new role in the Syrian conflict. "I don't think he understands very well the situation. And he's entitled to his opinion," the Arizona Republican said Sunday in an interview with CNN's Jake Tapper on "State of the Union." McCain was pushing back against Trump's assertion last week that the United States should let ISIS and Syria's army fight -- and let Russia worry about ISIS there. Trump's comment came as Russia launched air strikes in the region. "Do we want to keep slaughtering...
  • Fund Planned Parenthood? McCain: ‘I Will Not Vote to Shut Down the Government’

    09/18/2015 5:18:10 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 17, 2015 | 1:52 PM EDT | Mairéad McArdle
    When asked whether he would vote for a continuing resolution that permits federal funding of Planned Parenthood, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) responded that he would “not vote to shut down the government.” The continuing resolution currently in force authorizes funding of most of the federal government through Sept. 30, the last day of fiscal 2015. To fund the government after that date, Congress needs to pass another continuing resolution, which may or may not include language that prohibits federal funds from going to Planned Parenthood. …
  • John McCain in New Hampshire: ‘Lindsey Graham, he’s my man!’

    08/01/2015 8:27:19 PM PDT · by South40 · 74 replies
    WaPo ^ | 1 AUG 2015 | Jose A. DelReal
    LITTLETON, N.H. — Former GOP presidential candidate Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) was in his element Saturday — giving hugs, posing for pictures and shaking hands beside an oversized picnic pavilion at the Veterans of Foreign Wars post here in Littleton. He was asking Granite Staters for their votes in the first-in-the-nation primary. But this time, not for himself. “Lindsey Graham, he’s my man!” McCain declared with a chuckle,...
  • Rubio: Trump's McCain attack a 'disqualifier'

    07/19/2015 11:19:20 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 71 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/19/15 | Eric Bradner
    Florida Sen. Marco Rubio says Donald Trump's comment that Sen. John McCain is not a war hero should disqualify him from the 2016 presidential race. "It's not just absurd, it's offensive. It's ridiculous. And I do think it's a disqualifier as commander-in-chief," Rubio said in an interview Sunday with CNN's Jake Tapper on "State of the Union." The Florida senator was the latest Republican White House contender to hit Trump after the real estate mogul said Saturday that McCain "is not a war hero" because he was captured and held prisoner in Vietnam. "He is a war hero because he...
  • Fact Check: The Washington Post on Donald Trump and John McCain

    07/18/2015 10:33:05 PM PDT · by Kazan · 63 replies
    Sharyl Attkisson ^ | Attiksson | Sharyl
    Donald Trump appears to have gotten under the skin of not only Democrats, but also fellow Republicans and the news media. Has that subjected Trump, a Republican presidential candidate, to unfair and/or inaccurate reporting? An article in the Washington Post today is headlined, “Trump slams McCain for being ‘captured’ in Vietnam.” The article’s lead sentence states, “Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump slammed Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), a decorated Vietnam War veteran, on Saturday by saying McCain was not a war hero because he was captured by the North Vietnamese [emphasis added].” Is this report accurate? In fact, Trump’s actual quote...
  • Senate Conservatives Fund targets McCain

    04/07/2015 12:44:28 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 23 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 4/6/15 | David McCabe
    The Senate Conservatives Fund (SCF) has launched an effort to defeat Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), bashing him for failing to uphold the principles of a “true conservative” just hours after he announced his intention to run for reelection. “There are few Republicans who have betrayed our conservative principles more than John McCain,” SCF President Ken Cuccinelli said in an email to supporters Tuesday of the party's 2008 nominee for president. “John McCain lost his way a long time ago and it's time to replace him with a strong conservative leader who will support and defend the Constitution.” Cuccinelli’s email links...
  • Syria Complains to UN: McCain Violated Our Sovereignty

    01/05/2015 10:19:24 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/1/15
    Syria has complained to the United Nations (UN) about several officials who, it claims, entered the country without visas in violation of its sovereignty. These include Republican Senator John McCain, former French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner and former U.S. diplomat Peter Galbraith, according to Reuters. Syria's UN ambassador, Bashar Ja'afari, called on UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the 15-member Security Council to pressure governments to take "the necessary measures against their nationals who enter Syrian territory illegally." "Such actions are a blatant violation of Syria's sovereignty and of the resolutions of the Security Council concerning Syria," Ja'afari wrote in a...