Tag Archives: John McCain

Sarah Palin: I’d Run For Office Again “In A Heartbeat”

Talking Points Memo reports: Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, who ran with Sen. John McCain’s (R-AZ) in 2008, said Sunday she would run for office “again in a heartbeat.” Palin was asked about her 2008 bid by Fox News host Mark Levin during his show “Life, Liberty and Levin” Sunday and whether she was “glad” she ran for vice ...

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Publisher: Coming McCain Book “Holds Nothing Back”

The bits on Sarah Palin should be amusing. Via press release from Simon & Schuster:  A candid new political memoir from Senator John McCain—his most personal book in years—covering everything from 2008 up to the present. In a time when Washington, DC and the country is more polarized than it has been for decades, John McCain is the rare public ...

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McCain Slams GOP Memo: You’re Doing Putin’s Job

Via press release: “In 2016, the Russian government engaged in an elaborate plot to interfere in an American election and undermine our democracy. Russia employed the same tactics it has used to influence elections around the world, from France and Germany to Ukraine, Montenegro, and beyond. Putin’s regime launched cyberattacks and spread disinformation with the goal of sowing chaos and ...

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John McCain Denounces Trump’s Attacks On The Media: Trump Is Providing Cover For “Repressive Regimes”

Politico reports: President Donald Trump’s assault on the press, most often through barbed tweets and harsh words, has manifested itself more dangerously around the world, Sen. John McCain wrote in a Washington Post op-ed, granting the legitimacy of the White House to press-stifling efforts worldwide. “Reporters around the world face intimidation, threats of violence, harassment, persecution and sometimes even death ...

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McCain Slams Rich “Bone Spur” Draft Dodgers [VIDEO]

Talking Points Memo reports: In an interview about the Vietnam War taped last week, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) appeared to criticize President Donald Trump for receiving a draft deferment for bone spurs during the Vietnam War. The Arizona senator did not mention the President by name but specifically called out “high-income Americans” who got doctors’ notes for a “bone spur.” ...

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Pentagon Promises Probe Into Niger Ambush As McCain Threatens Subpoena Over Administration Inaction

Politico reports: In the face of growing scrutiny, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Thursday said the type of attack that killed four U.S. troops in Niger earlier this month was “considered unlikely” and pledged to release the findings of a Pentagon investigation “as rapidly” as possible. “I would just tell you that in this specific case contact was considered unlikely,” ...

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Trump Threatens McCain Over “Nationalism” Speech: “At Some Point I Fight Back And It Won’t Be Pretty”

Politico reports: President Donald Trump on Tuesday slapped at Sen. John McCain’s condemnation the previous night of “spurious nationalism,” warning the Arizona Republican that “at some point I fight back and it won’t be pretty.” “Well it’s a shocker,” the president told radio host Chris Plante in response to a question about McCain’s comments. “Yeah, well I hear it and ...

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John McCain Blasts “Half-Baked Nationalism” [VIDEO]

NPR reports: In what appeared to be a thinly veiled reference to politics in the Age of Trump, Sen. John McCain on Monday warned Americans against “half-baked, spurious nationalism,” calling the abandonment of U.S. global leadership “unpatriotic.” Speaking in Philadelphia, where he was being honored with the Liberty Medal by the National Constitution Center, McCain did not mention the president ...

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Trump “Physically Mocks” McCain And McConnell

Axios reports: In private, President Trump has taken to physically mocking M&M: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (slumped shoulders; lethargic body language) and Sen. John McCain (imitating the thumbs-down of his historic health-care vote). Trump is venting about his frustration with what he considers failed leadership by Senate Republicans as he takes his lumps this week in wars with, well, ...

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McCain: My Cancer Prognosis Is “Very Poor” [VIDEO]

CNN reports: Sen. John McCain’s brain cancer is “very, very serious,” the Arizona Republican said in an interview Sunday night, adding that doctors told him “it’s a very poor prognosis.” “So I just said, ‘I understand. Now we’re going to do what we can, get the best doctors we can find and do the best we can. And at the ...

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Rep. Louie Gohmert: Voters Should Recall John McCain Over His Obamacare Vote And Brain Cancer [VIDEO]

Via Mediaite: Rep. Louie Gohmert said should Sen. John McCain should be “recalled” because of his decision to vote against the latest GOP health care bill — as well as to focus on his cancer diagnosis.  An incredulous Steve Doocy interjected: “Say that again — what are you suggesting? He be recalled?” “I think it would be very helpful to ...

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Trump Predictably Lashes Out At John McCain

The New York Times reports: President Trump on Saturday morning lashed out at Senator John McCain of Arizona for breaking with him and opposing Republicans’ latest plan to roll back the Affordable Care Act, saying the senator had let his state down and been deceived by Democrats into abandoning a promise. In a series of angrily worded tweets sent from ...

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BREAKING: McCain To Vote Against Obamacare Repeal, Latest Attempt Possibly Dead For Current Session

Moments ago the Associated Press reported that Sen. John McCain will vote against the latest attempt to destroy Obamacare, effectively killing the bill’s chance in the current Senate session. Story developing… UPDATE: From The Hill. “I cannot in good conscience vote for the Graham-Cassidy proposal. I believe we could do better working together, Republicans and Democrats, and have not yet ...

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Sen. John McCain Blasts Trump On DACA Reversal

CNBC reports: Republican Sen. John McCain denounced President Donald Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program shortly after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced it. McCain, R-Ariz., called Trump’s decision “the wrong approach” to immigration policy. “I strongly believe that children who were illegally brought into this country through no fault of their own should not be ...

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John McCain Blasts “Poorly Informed And Impulsive” Trump In WaPo Op-Ed: Congress Doesn’t Answer To You

John McCain is out of fucks to give. He writes: We can fight like hell for our ideas to prevail. But we have to respect each other or at least respect the fact that we need each other. That has never been truer than today, when Congress must govern with a president who has no experience of public office, is ...

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Sen. John McCain: By Pardoning Joe Arpaio, Trump Has Undermined His Claim Of Respecting The Rule Of Law

“No one is above the law and the individuals entrusted with the privilege of being sworn law officers should always seek to be beyond reproach in their commitment to fairly enforcing the laws they swore to uphold. Mr. Arpaio was found guilty of criminal contempt for continuing to illegally profile Latinos living in Arizona based on their perceived immigration status ...

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GOP Sen. Ron Johnson: McCain’s Vote On Obamacare Repeal Might Have Been Affected By His Brain Tumor

CNN reports: Republican Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin said Tuesday that he thinks that Sen. John McCain’s brain tumor and the early morning hours may have affected the Arizona Republican’s no vote on the Senate bill to repeal Obamacare. “We did get a call from Paul (Ryan) and he assured us that skinny repeal was not going to pass the ...

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John McCain Blasts Trump’s “Fire And Fury” North Korea Comment: “It Brings Us Closer To Confrontation”

Phoenix’s KTAR reports: U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Tuesday that President Donald Trump must tread cautiously when issuing threats to North Korea if he is unprepared to act. “I take exception to the president’s comments because you got to be sure you can do what you say you’re going to do,” he told KTAR News. Earlier Tuesday, Trump said ...

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McCain Hits Back At Trump Over Russian Blame

The Hill reports: Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Thursday put blame on Russian President Vladimir Putin and his actions for the U.S.-Russia relationship. His comments come after Trump on Thursday morning put blame on Congress for the current relationship the U.S. has with Russia. Besides imposing new sanctions on Russia in addition to Iran and North Korea, the bill would ...

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Homocon Drudge Denounces “Corrupt” John McCain

From the right wing Washington Times: Matt Drudge of Drudge Report fame didn’t take kindly to Sen. John McCain’s recent thumbs-down vote on Obamacare repeal. In a tweet that quickly amassed 5,500 or so likes, and near 2,800 retweets, Drudge simply wrote: “Corruption has so many faces …” The message was atop a photo of a McCain campaign photo that ...

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