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McCain looks at Palin's Trump endorsement with 'respect.' But how does he look at himself?

When exactly did the last of John McCain’s self-respect leave him behind? Hugging George W. Bush was an early moment we started watching it seep away. Choosing Sarah Palin to be one heartbeat from the presidency was another acceleration point … and virtually every dealing he’s had with her since has made it worse. Show More Summary

Rumor mill: Team Jeb! wants an endorsement from John McCain

Just how pathetic is Jeb! Bush’s campaign to be the Republican Party’s 2016 nominee? Following last week’s game-changing endorsement by Sen. Lindsey Graham, rumor has it that Team Jeb! is angling to nail down the endorsement of noted presidential loser—and most bitter man in America—Sen. Show More Summary

Panama-born John McCain doesn't know if Canada-born Ted Cruz is eligible for presidency

It sounds like Sen. John McCain is a full participant in the loathing for Sen. Ted Cruz shared by just about everyone who’s ever spent much time around Cruz. Because McCain, who was born outside the United States and then became theShow More Summary

Morning Digest: Why chemtrails might actually be good news ... for John McCain!

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Leading Off: ? AZ-Sen: Call it the tea partier's lament: You've got your Freedom-Loving Big Gun who can take out the Loathsome Establishment Traitor in the primary, but there's some irritating Grade-A Nutbar who won't drop out and will make it impossible for Big Gun to win. Show More Summary

Presidents McCain and Romney weigh in on "aging actress," France

3 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

In the wake of the slaughter in Paris, Republican presidential candidates current and past have rushed offer their condolences to France and their condemnation of President Obama. The GOP's 2008 nominee John McCain issued a statement declaring: "My thoughts and prayers are with all of the people of France. Show More Summary

If you worry Obama didn't concede enough to Republicans, then Biden's your guy!

4 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Apparently, Biden loves him some Republicans. Like John McCain: "He's not only a great hero, he's an honorable and decent man, and he has the courage to vote his conscience," Biden gushes in the latest installment of the White House-produced...Show More Summary

McCain: Kim Davis was 'right' to 'exercise the dictates of her conscience'

4 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

If you've missed hearing John McCain weigh in on LGBT issues—he was oh so eloquent during the days of "don't ask, don't tell" repeal—things are looking up! It appears McCain is trying to make nicey nice with social conservatives again now that his weak polling could draw a primary challenger from the right. Show More Summary

If he has to, McCain will ignore the insults and 'crazies' to support Trump

5 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

McCain already has plenty of experience endorsing presidential candidates he dislikes. John McCain made his name as a supposed maverick and Republican truth-teller, but he's telling a deeper truth about who he is when he answers theShow More Summary

Sorry, Republicans: The Donald's surge ain't remotely done yet

5 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Donald Trump is sure he knows everything, even though he's more like a Know-Nothing. He started his campaign by taking Republican minority outreach and nuking it beyond recognition. He insulted Senator John McCain, patron saint of the tire-swingin' press. Show More Summary

Sarah Palin: Trump is the candidate for 'Joe Six-Pack' Americans fed up with the 'elites'

6 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

It should come as no surprise that Donald Trump is at least superficially fond of conservative difference-maker Sarah Palin. She parlayed her fifteen seconds of fame as John McCain's uniquely implausible running mate into a semi-lucrative...Show More Summary

How Donald Trump has fared since his McCain comments, in one chart

6 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

A lot of pundits thought that Donald Trump had doomed himself with his comments questioning John McCain's war heroism. A lot of pundits were wrong: The chart above, courtesy of Huffington Post Pollster, aggregates all national polls of the GOP presidential primary. Show More Summary

Sunday Talk: Trumping the shark

7 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Last weekend, Republican presidential frontrunner and all around classy guy Donald Trump said some things about former POW John McCain that most (respectable) pundits predicted would mark the end of Trump-mentum. But a funny thing happened...Show More Summary

Poll: Donald Trump has a narrow lead over Scott Walker

7 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Donald Trump's meteoric rise in the polls appears to have halted or at least slowed after his widely panned remarks about Sen. John McCain. A new national survey from Public Policy Polling shows Trump leading his Republican presidential primary competitors, but narrowly. Show More Summary

Donald Trump still surging in the polls, Jeb! dropping

7 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Sky's the limit! Following a weekend performance in which he questioned whether senator and former P.O.W. John McCain was really a war hero because "he was captured," Donald Trump is surging in the latest Washington Post/ABC News poll...Show More Summary

Why the GOP loves the 'Secondhand Economy'

7 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

During the 2008 presidential campaign, Republican nominee John McCain traveled to Ynez, Kentucky, to announce his economic vision in the place where LBJ launched the War on Poverty back in 1965. His solution for Americans strugglingShow More Summary

John McCain angered by Donald Trump: 'He fired up the crazies'

7 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Former presidential candidate and longtime Senator John McCain does not like Donald Trump. He does not like Donald Trump one bit. “It’s very bad,” McCain, who was eager to talk about Trump, told me on Monday when I stopped by his Senate office. Show More Summary

Warren, McCain team up to reinstate Glass-Steagall banking reform

7 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

A new bipartisan effort would help extend the job started with the Dodd-Frank financial reform law passed in 2010. Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and John McCain (R-AZ) want to bring back Glass-Steagall, the depression-era banking reform that separated commercial and investment banking. Warren and McCain, along with their cosponsors, Sens. Show More Summary

Senate Republicans infighting over Guantánamo

8 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Sen. John McCain has been working with the White House on a plan to close the prison camp at Guantánamo. For years, McCain has been insisting that if the administration came up with a plan and submitted it for congressional approval, he'd shepherd it through. Show More Summary

Cartoon: Who created ISIS?

8 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

With the fall of Ramadi in Iraq and Palmyra in Syria, fingers are pointing faster than you can say “Preemptive War.” John McCain thinks the crazy Islamic extremists of ISIS wouldn’t be causing the world all this trouble if only Obama hadn’t spent so much time worrying about global warming. Show More Summary

How Bush lost Iraq twice

8 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

With the loss of Ramadi to ISIS forces, the Republican Party has launched one of its most ambitious myth-making operations in recent memory: Barack Obama lost Iraq. "We had the conflict won," John McCain declared this week, "thanks to...Show More Summary

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