Tag Archives: John McCain

Defeated Rep Blames McCain For Losing The House

Anti-LGBT GOP Rep. Jason Lewis, who just lost to openly lesbian Democrat Angie Craig, thinks John McCain is to blame for losing the House. Lewis wrote in the op-ed that McCain’s vote last year to kill a repeal of the Affordable Care Act “prompted a ‘green wave’ of liberal special-interest money, which was used to propagate false claims that the …

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Former McCain Aide May Run For Senate As Dem

The Washington Post reports: John McCain’s former chief of staff said Wednesday that he is considering running for the Senate as a Democrat as he grapples with President Trump’s policies and the late Arizona senator’s death. Grant Woods, who is also a former Arizona attorney general, said in an interview that he has spoken to several Democratic senators about the …

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Former GOP Sen. Jon Kyl To Succeed John McCain

Arizona Central reports: Jon Kyl, once one of the most powerful Republicans in the U.S. Senate, will return to Capitol Hill to succeed the late Sen. John McCain, The Arizona Republic has learned. Gov. Doug Ducey is scheduled to unveil the 76-year-old as McCain’s successor at a 10 a.m. news conference at the Arizona Capitol, after notifying McCain’s wife, Cindy, …

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Biographer: Trump Is “Stewing” About McCain Funeral

The Hill reports: Michael D’Antonio, a CNN contributor and biographer who wrote “The Truth About Trump,” told CNN on Sunday that he believes President Trump was “stewing” as political leaders past and present united to honor the late Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) this weekend. “He is so devoted to drawing attention to himself that he has to be restrained from …

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Trump Cultists Ridicule “Pathetic” McCain Funeral

Mediaite reports: Though President Donald Trump wasn’t invited to the memorial service, and his name was never mentioned, the eulogies served as a loud rebuke of his presidency and worldview. The pointed rejection of Trumpism did not sit well with the president’s supporters. While no one currently working for the White House thought it wise to bash a senator’s funeral …

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Meghan McCain Rebukes Trump In Eulogy For Father

“We gather here to mourn the passing of American greatness, the real thing, not cheap rhetoric from men who will never come near the sacrifice he gave so willingly, nor the opportunistic appropriation of those who live lives of comfort and privilege while he suffered and served. “The America of John McCain has no need to be made great again, …

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Obama Shades “Petty” Trump In McCain Eulogy

“So much of our politics can seem small and mean and petty. Trafficking in bombast and insult, phony controversies and manufactured outrage. It’s a politics that pretends to be brave and tough, but is instead born of fear. John called on us to be bigger than that, to be better than that. Today is only one day in all the …

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Sarah Palin Not Invited To John McCain’s Funeral

NBC News reports: Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) has not been invited to attend funeral services for Sen. John McCain, her one-time running mate. A source within the Palin family told NBC News that “out of respect to Senator McCain and his family we have nothing to add at this point.” “The Palin family will always cherish their friendship …

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GOP Plots Another Attempt At Repealing Obamacare

Now that John McCain won’t be around to give another thumbs-down, Senate Republicans are plotting another run at repealing Obamacare. GOP lawmakers say they won’t have time to hold another vote to repeal the law in 2018 but vow to try again next year if they manage to keep their Senate and House majorities. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) said he …

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Russian Dissident To Be DC Pallbearer For John McCain

Politico reports: Even in death, John McCain has one final burn planned for two of his biggest foes — Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump — at a moment when much of the world will be watching. The Republican senator from Arizona, who planned his own funeral, chose Russian dissident Vladimir Kara-Murza as one of the dignitaries to carry his coffin …

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Trump Finally Issues Statement Praising John McCain’s “Service To Our Country”, Orders Full Military Honors

Just in from the White House press office: Statement from the President: Despite our differences on policy and politics, I respect Senator John McCain’s service to our country and, in his honor, have signed a proclamation to fly the flag of the United States at half-staff until the day of his interment. I have asked Vice President Mike Pence to …

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White House Flag Returns To Half-Staff For McCain

CBS News reports: Late Monday afternoon, the White House lowered the flag flying at the White House to half staff. It had had been lowered to half staff Sunday and raised to full staff again on Monday morning, even as the nation continued honoring the life and legacy of Sen. John McCain. The Arizona Republican, whose relationship with President Trump …

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McCain Spox: Trump Will Not Be At The Funeral

Newsweek reports: President Donald Trump will not attend John McCain’s funeral, a spokesman for the late senator said Monday, while the president’s predecessors Barack Obama and George W. Bush will deliver eulogies. “The president will not be, as far as we know, attending the funeral,” McCain spokesman and former campaign manager Rick Davis said. “That’s just a fact.” Trump’s absence …

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White House Flag Back At Full-Staff Despite Tradition Calling For Half-Staff Until Burial For Sitting Senators

The Daily Beast reports: The flag at the White House was raised back to full-staff Monday morning, just hours after it had been briefly lowered to recognize the death of John McCain. The move breaks with a tradition that has normally seen sitting senators who die in office have flags lowered until burial — as well as the extraordinarily public …

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Trump Spiked WH Statement Calling McCain A “Hero”

The Washington Post reports: President Trump nixed issuing a statement that praised the heroism and life of Sen. John McCain, telling senior aides he preferred to issue a tweet before posting one Saturday night that did not include any kind words for the late Arizona Republican. Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Chief of Staff John F. Kelly and other White …

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GOP Senate Candidate Kelli Ward Claims McCain Timed His Cancer Treatment Statement To Hurt Her Campaign

Arizona Central reports: Kelli Ward suggested Saturday that the statement issued Friday by U.S. Sen. John McCain’s family about ending treatment for brain cancer was intended to hurt her U.S. Senate campaign. McCain died Saturday hours after her remarks. Ward, a conservative former state senator from Lake Havasu City, is in a three-way race for the Republican U.S. Senate nomination …

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Fox Host Slams Trump’s Tweet About McCain’s Death

The Hill reports: Fox News analyst Brit Hume took a swipe at President Trump over his tweet offering condolences to the family of GOP Sen. John McCain (Ariz.), who died Saturday at the age of 81. Hume pointed out that Trump’s tweet avoided praising McCain himself, setting it vastly apart from the dozens of tributes to the late senator posted …

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Cindy McCain Floated As Husband’s Senate Successor

Politico reports: Sen. John McCain held his seat in the Senate for nearly 32 years. After McCain’s death Saturday, it will fall to Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey to name his successor. State law gives Ducey, a Republican, the power to fill the Senate vacancy for the next two years, until a special election in 2020 for the right to complete …

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Obama: McCain Put The Greater Good Above His Own

Via press release from President Obama: John McCain and I were members of different generations, came from completely different backgrounds, and competed at the highest level of politics. But we shared, for all our differences, a fidelity to something higher-the ideals for which generations of Americans and immigrants alike have fought, marched, and sacrificed. We saw our political battles, even, …

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Trump Expresses “Respect” After McCain’s Death

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump tweeted his condolences to the family of Sen. John McCain, who died Saturday at age 81. Some of Trump’s most explosive remarks in his campaign came early on in July 2015, when he mocked the senator’s time as a tortured prisoner of war in Vietnam.  “He was a war hero because he was captured. I …

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