In 2008, Focus on the Family released a document called "Letter from 2012 in Obama’s America" warning people against the horrors that would result if John McCain and Sarah Palin didn't win the election. My colleague Libby Anne revisited that letter in 2012 and she's done it again now, just to see how the letter played out after a second Obama term.
I've got a new piece over at Shareblue about John McCain and his desperate, cynical, shameful maneuvering as he's locked in a tight battle for reelection to the Senate:John McCain has some Trump Trouble.Trump is not the sort of candidate a war hero like McCain wants to support, given Trump's willingness to refer to the U.S. Show More Summary
WaPo: John McCain and Russ Feingold used to be synonymous with their crusading overhaul of the campaign finance system that eliminated big money from federal elections. But after a sea change to campaign finance laws following the Supreme Court “Citizens … Continue reading ?
Sen. John McCain and former Sen. Russ Feingold are now benefiting from the campaign donations they once fought so fiercely against, Politico reports. “Supporters of Sen. McCain (R-AZ), seeking a sixth term after 30 years in the Senate, have boosted his [...]
Dear Senator McCain, You probably don't remember me -- I'm one of your many former interns, one who came aboard in the 1980s when you first emerged as that energetic freshman senator from Arizona. We've had a bumpy "relationship" since, but I was once among the quintessential true believers. Show More Summary
Daniel R. DePetris Security, Politics, Americas Service chiefs will need to prepare for the future one or two years at a time If there is one thing Sen. John McCain and many of his colleagues cannot stand, it is the automatic, arbitrary budget caps under the Budget Control Act that have forced the U.S. Show More Summary
People who warn that President Obama's healthcare law is in dire straits often point to rising health insurance premiums as proof. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has called premium increases on Affordable Care Act exchanges "astronomically high." Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), said premiums have "skyrocketed."...
Ahhh the birther issue and the media. You just have to love the double standard. In the middle of all the Donald Trump birther ruckus, there is one small detail that seems to be going unmentioned. Here is the story as headlined by none other than the New York Times on February 28, 2008.
John McCain -- fighting for the government's right to get all up in your everything -- has decided to embrace the "grumpy" part of his "grumpy old legislator" personality. Back in July, McCain expressed his displeasure with Apple declining his invitation to show up and get yelled at/field false accusations at his hearing on encryption. Show More Summary
Every election year, National Right to Life publishes downloadable comparison flyers about the various Senate candidates. The downloadable version for Arizona’s “Where do the Senate Candidates Stand on Life?” is available here. The candidates have very different views on abortion. Show More Summary
PAST PERFORMANCE IS NO GUARANTEE OF FUTURE RESULTS: Shot: Time Whines: Hillary’s Health Only an Issue ‘Because She’s a Woman.’ —NewsBusters, today. Chaser: How Healthy Is John McCain? His bout with melanoma after the 2000 campaign makes his health and his age election issues today. Why he’s still at risk. —Time Magazine, May 14, 2008. […]
In the first legislative response to the furor over EpiPen price hikes, Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Tammy Baldwin, D-Wisc.
Shirley Chisholm memorably billed herself as "unbought and unbossed" when she ran for president in 1972. John McCain's forthright message to voters was lettered on his 2000 campaign bus and an airplane eight years later: Straight Talk Express. … Click to Continue »
New Study. Space, Security, and Congress by Col. John Moseby (ret.) For some time now, members of the US Congress – particularly Republican Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Richard Shelby (R-AL), Shelby joined by Democratic Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) – have traded shots on the vulnerability of America’s national security planning. Central to this dispute [...]Show More Summary
I do and was reminded again this week: Eight years ago, when Mr. Obama ran for president against Senator John McCain of Arizona, both men had essentially the same position on global warming: It is caused by humans, and Congress should enact legislation to cap greenhouse gas emissions and force...
Read the rest of this entry »
This article originally ran on September 11, 2015. When Vulture spoke with Mike Schur, the plan was to discuss an SNL sketch he wrote in 2002 featuring host John McCain impersonating then–attorney general John Ashcroft on a typically unhinged parody of Hardball With Chris Matthews about detaining suspected terrorists. Aside ... More »
ABC's The View welcomed Chelsea Clinton to the set on Friday. It was nothing like the hardballs Ann Romney and her sons endured four years ago. It was nothing like John McCain being asked by Whoopi Goldberg eight years ago "Do I have to be worried about becoming a slave again?" It was like a gushing tea with a princess. Show More Summary
Cranky John McCain is back not wanting to talk, at all, about how he is still supporting Putin-lovin' Donald Trump to be president. Here's a clip run on MSNBC from his talk at the Heritage Foundation (watch it below the fold): Question:...Show More Summary
Marco Rubio and John McCain both had reason to crow after their renomination but face hard slogs through November Photos via Wikipedia and the Arizona Republic Last Tuesday, voters went to the polls in two states – Arizona and Florida, to select nominees for a number of high profile Congressional races. The results yielded few [...]Show More Summary