Senators John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) said Wednesday it's time for the Federal Communications Commission to take action on an 18-month-old petition to lift the sports blackout rule. For sports fans, few things...Show More Summary
The Ryan Lizza-authored New Yorker article about immigration reform that I referenced last night in a post about John McCain's zig-zagging immigration politics contained several paragraphs that illustrate the unseemliness of Washington micromanaging and dealmaking. Show More Summary
Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) has emerged as one of the Senate’s most vocal opponents of granting immigration rights to bi-national same-sex couples. But his wife said Monday that she expects his anti-LGBT views to be out of the mainstream even in his party by 2016. McCain, who fiercely opposed Don’t Ask Don’t Tell repeal in [...]
You don't have to look far to see other examples of veterans in public service. Senators Max Cleland and John McCain, both Vietnam veterans, come instantly to mind. And that's just the political scene. What about business, science, medicine, the arts?
The New Yorker this week has published an exhaustive—and exhausting—account of the Senate's attempts thus far to pass comprehensive immigration reform. The article, by Ryan Lizza, focuses on the "Gang of Eight," a bipartisan group of...Show More Summary
Sens. Marco Rubio (R-FL), John McCain (R-AZ), Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ), the four “Gang of Eight” GOP senators, joined Senate Democrats on Tuesday to kill an amendment to their immigration bill that would have required a double-layered fence to be built along the U.S. Show More Summary
1. Big news on those three D.C. Circuit Court nominees today: John McCain said that he thinks they deserve confirmation votes, telling Sahil Kapur, “Elections have consequences.” There’s still plenty of time for him to walk that back on one … Continue reading ?
Could John McCain or Mitt Romney have gotten away with what President Barack Obama is doing? Where Democrats once feverishly denounced the actions of George W. Bush, they are now eerily silent when their own candidate behaves in much the same way as his predecessor.
A key part of Julia Ioffe’s profile of Rand Paul: When Paul launched his political career three years ago, he was viewed in much the same way as his father, or, as Senator John McCain once called him, a “wacko bird.” He was identified with the same marginal issues (drug legalization, neo-isolationism) and the same marginal constituencies (anarchists, […]
Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) criticized the Obama administration in a letter Monday, accusing officials of undermining public distrust in government by using “secret e-mail addresses.” But McCain himself uses a secret e-mail address — as have previous Republican administration officials since the federal government began using email. In his letter, McCain cited a recent Associated [...]
Now that the red line President Obama drew in the sand has been crossed two unlikely bedfellows for intervention have emerged. Sen. John McCain favors a no-fly zone and believes the small arms and shoulder fired rocket propelled grenades supplied to rebels are not enough. Show More Summary
Last November, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) was struggling to turn Benghazi into a political controversy. At one point, he scheduled a press conference to raise questions he wanted answers to, unaware of the fact that there was a classified briefing underway on Benghazi -- which M …
Photo: John McCain in Syria. Standing in the right foreground is the Director of the Syrian Emergency Task Force; Mohamman Nour appears in the doorway. Families of Lebanese hostages in Syria have announced their intention to file a complaint against United States Senator John McCain for complicity in kidnapping. Show More Summary
It looks like Bill Clinton getting on stage with John McCain to call Obama a wuss was all kabuki theater, since the Washington Post reports that Obama's decision to intervene in Syria "had been made weeks ago" and "the chemical weapons...Show More Summary
Key House and Senate lawmakers who have called for the U.S. to intervene in the Syrian civil war used Thursday afternoon’s announcement that chemical weapons had been used to urge the White House to step it up. Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham said President Barack Obama should establish a no-fly zone to opponents of [...]
One of the most outspoken conservatives in the past few years has been Sarah Palin, the former governor of Alaska who was the GOP candidate for vice president alongside Arizona senator John McCain during the 2008 presidential election and a contributor on the Fox News Channel from Jan. Show More Summary
Despite the fact that the Obama administration will now be sending arms to rebels in Syria Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), one of the most ardent supporters of intervention in Syria, branded Obama’s delay in intervening as “disgraceful.” From Politico: The...Show More Summary
Senator McCain announced a policy that hasn’t been announced. “The president also will announce that we will be assisting the Syrian rebels by providing them with weapons and other assistance. I applaud the president’s decision.”
At a recent closed-door event (where remarks were recorded, of course), Bill Clinton reportedly said President Obama risks looking like a “wuss” and a “fool” for staying on the sidelines in Syria. John McCain, who never met a war he didn’t want to mong (H/T Jim, Foolish Literalist), angrily attended that same event and angrily [Read more...] This space reserved for your ad.