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For four potential 2016 candidates, the challenge is character

Too often political insiders, in evaluating presidential prospects, get hung up on ideology or even specific positions. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), they said, couldn’t get the GOP nomination in 2008 because he championed immigration reform, or Mitt Romney was ineligible for the nomination in 2012 because of Romneycare. Whether they should have gotten the nomination […]

John McCain's Duplicitous Claim: 'I Always Wanted To Close Guantanamo'

President Obama gave Candy Crowley an interview on her last CNN State of the Union show today. In the interview, he vowed to do everything he could to close Guantanamo despite opposition from Republicans and BlueDog Democrats in Congress. McCain...Show More Summary

John McCain: No, Obama, Sony Hack Was 'Warfare'

President Obama characterized the Sony hack this morning as "cyber vandalism" and "not an act of war," and Republicans including John McCain would beg to differ, reports the Hill. Also appearing on CNN's State of the Union, McCain charged that "the president does not understand this is a manifestation of...

John McCain: Sony hack a 'new kind of warfare'

Rebuffing President Obama, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Sunday suggested that North Korea's cyberattack on Sony Pictures was indeed an act of war. "The president does not understand that this is a manifestation of a new form of warfare," McCain said on CNN's State of the Union. Show More Summary

The Sony Hack And Waiting For The President To Make A Decision

[guest post by Dana] While President Obama is claiming that the Sony hack is not an act of war, but rather “an act of cyber vandalism that was very costly, very expensive,” John McCain disagrees, believing this new warfare to be something far more serious: While this cyberattack is notable for how much it took […]

Weekend Show Preview — 12.21.14

In the words of my predecessor, Nick Massella… Who’s on the talk shows this weekend? Glad you asked. Highlights will include President Barack Obama and Senator John McCain on “State of the Union”; Former President Bill Clinton on AlShow More Summary

Rand Paul Is More Right About Cuba Than Marco Rubio

6 days agoNews : Reason

The Republican response to President Barack Obama's historic opening oward Cuba this week has generally been awful and dispiriting to behold. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), for example, was the politician most single-handedly responsible...Show More Summary

Sen. John McCain, position-switcher extraordinaire

I had an idea once. It was awful. To understand the Republican position on Cuba all you need to know is that whatever Obama does is wrong. That's all. Sen. John McCain, please demonstrate. Yesterday, for example, McCain issued a joint press statement with Sen. Show More Summary

John McCain Is Very Angry At President Obama Over Sony

Less than 24 hours after announcing they were dropping the debut of the forthcoming move, The Interview, Senator John McCain has found a way to blame the Obama administration to the Sony hack that lead to the decision: “Recently reported...Show More Summary

McCain and Graham Play Mad Libs for Hard-Liners on Cuba

Robert Golan-Vilella Diplomacy, Cuba Consider the following statement, released yesterday by Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham: We agree with President Obama that he is writing new chapters in American foreign policy. Unfortunately, today’s chapter, like the others before it, is one of America and the values we stand for in retreat and decline. Show More Summary

Cruz: Don't Listen to Consultant 'Cabal' and Pick Another Romney in 2016

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) argued that the GOP should not listen to the "cabal" of consultants in the 2016 presidential race and should also not nominate another Bob Dole, John McCain, or Mitt Romney on Wednesday's "Your World with Neil Cavuto" on the Fox News Channel. Show More Summary

Jeb Bush: McCain/Romney or Giuliani/Huntsmann?

(Paul Mirengoff) Jeb Bush says he will “actively explore” a run for the presidency. I think this means he’s going to run unless he can’t get off the ground. Bush wants to be the GOP’s establishment candidate, as John McCain was (more or less) in 2008 and Mitt Romney was in 2012. Show More Summary

McCain: CIA Defenders 'Re-writing History'

Senator John McCain (R-AZ) accused some of the defenders of the CIA's interrogation tactics of "re-writing history" on Sunday's "Face the Nation" on CBS. He ascribed "a whole range of motives, from people who were so understandably alarmed...Show More Summary

Who wore the sweater vest best: Prince George, John McCain or Chuck Grassley?

Buckingham Palace this weekend released new baby pics of Prince George, the son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, proving that the tiniest royal is as adorable as he is dapper. And while the pink-cheeked tyke might be social media’s latest darling (the photo got Kardashian-esque retweets), he’s not exactly a fashion pioneer — we can think […]

Truthdiggers of the Week: Sens. John McCain and Dianne Feinstein

last weekNews : Truthdig

Whatever we think of their foreign, domestic and economic policies, the senators from Arizona and California, respectively, said the right words when the Senate Intelligence Committee released its inquiry into the CIA’s post-9/11 torture, detention and interrogation practices.

John McCain blasts CIA torture hypocrites for 'rewriting history'

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Sunday criticized his fellow Republicans and others who have defended the CIA's use of torture, accusing them of "rewriting history." "You can't claim that tying someone to the floor and having them freeze...Show More Summary

McCain: Defenders of Torture Program ‘Rewriting History’

last weekNews : Mediaite

Early-aughts vintage John McCain has made a resurgence this week, and he appeared in place of contemporary warmonger McCain on Face the Nation to decry those still defending the practice of torture in the face of the Senate Intelligence Committee's report on the CIA's terror funplex enhanced interrogation techniques performed under the Bush administration.

Report: As Many As 1,000 Syrian Rebels Vetted By The Obama Admin Have Already Joined Al Nusra Front

Another failure! So much for those “moderates” John McCain told us over and over again how we should be giving them sophisticated weaponry. So much for those “moderates” John McCain

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