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McCain

McCain’s Brain Cancer Draws Renewed Attention To Possible Agent Orange Connection

Then, last week, when Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., also a Vietnam veteran, was diagnosed with the same aggressive brain cancer, Jones searched online for glioblastoma and Vietnam vets. She soon learned the disease is one of a growing list of ailments…

July 28, 2017
mccain-maverick

When It Comes To John McCain, Some Journalists Will Never, Ever Learn

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) voted yesterday to proceed to debate on an unknown Republican health care bill (or bills) written in unprecedented partisan fashion outside of the normal legislative process. Then he stood in the well of the Senate and decried partisanship and legislative hijinks.

July 27, 2017
McCain demands Trump justify wiretapping charge

McCain: Trump Must Retract or Justify Wiretapping Claim Now

“I think the president has one of two choices, either to retract [the wiretapping charge against Obama] or to provide the information that the American people deserve,” said the Arizona Republican on CNN.

March 13, 2017
GOP, Republicans, Rand Paul

5 Republican Disgraces You Missed This Week

From the preening “mavericks” to the proud white supremacists, the GOP is entirely complicit in the horrors of the Trump administration. Every unconstitutional executive order, every denigration of the country’s citizenry and press comes with the party’s seal of approval. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell may not like what the president is saying, but he likes what he’s doing.

February 19, 2017
McCain, Trump, Dictators

John McCain: Suppressing Free Press Is ‘How Dictators Get Started’

“If you want to preserve – I’m very serious now – if you want to preserve democracy as we know it, you have to have a free and many times adversarial press. And without it, I am afraid that we would lose so much of our individual liberties over time. That’s how dictators get started,” he said in a recent interview on NBC.

February 19, 2017
Russia

Third Congressional Panel Opens Probe Into Russia Election Meddling

The latest inquiry, a bipartisan effort to be led by Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island, also will explore allegations that similar Kremlin operations are occurring overseas. “Our goal is simple. To the fullest extent possible, we want to shine a light on Russian activities to undermine democracy,” Graham and Whitehouse said in a joint statement.

February 3, 2017
Trump

Can A Coalition Of The Principled Center Fight Trumpism?

The far left has become politically inert, preferring fiery speeches over voting for less-than-perfect Democrats. The far right is bonkers. A centrist coalition is the greatest hope for saving the country from Trump. And to maintain it, the members must keep their politics neat and tidy.

February 2, 2017
Trump, Hope

Big Orange Trumpster Is Very Much A Story Of Hope

The surprise triumph of the Big Orange Trumpster is very much a story of hope. The message is simple: These days, anybody — absolutely anybody — can become president. You don’t need facts. You don’t need experience. You just need a good act.

January 24, 2017
Page of the Trump Dossier

The Trump Dossier: This “Fake News” Is Real Enough To Investigate

The Trump dossier is an intelligence file, not a prosecution memo; its purpose is not to prove a case but to point a direction. And as subsequent coverage in the Guardian and Financial Times indicated, its author Christopher Steele is no mere purveyor of gossip. He is a highly respected and experienced former official of MI6, the British foreign intelligence service, where he oversaw the agency’s work in Russia and Eastern Europe for decades.

January 13, 2017
Trump, Russian Hacking

Pressure Builds On Trump To Soften Pro-Russia Rhetoric

Although Trump has said the nation needed to “move on to bigger and better things” following the U.S. disclosure of alleged Russian hacking, it appears that Republican and Democratic lawmakers are unlikely to drop the issue anytime soon.

January 10, 2017
Trump, Sessions, Preet Bharara

Despite Ethics Concerns, Senate Holds Confirmation Hearings For Trump’s Cabinet Posts

A total of seven confirmation hearings are expected this week, starting on Tuesday with hearings for U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions on his bid to become attorney general and a session for retired Gen. John Kelly, Trump’s pick for secretary of homeland security.

January 9, 2017

Republican Senators Urge Trump To Embrace Findings On Russia Hacking

In a joint appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday, Republican Senators Lindsey Graham and John McCain said evidence was conclusive that Putin sought to influence the election – a point that Trump has refuted repeatedly by arguing it might be impossible to tell who was responsible.

January 8, 2017
Intelligence Leaders

Intelligence Leaders Hit Back Against Trump

American intelligence officials on Thursday got a chance to hit back against the broad attacks Donald Trump has lobbed against them, a day ahead of their briefing with the president-elect on Russia’s interference in the 2016 election.

January 5, 2017
White House, China, Trump

White House: ‘One China’ Policy Should Not Be Used As Bargaining Chip

White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the United States is committed to the “one China” principle and will not use the Taiwan issue to gain leverage in any dealings with Beijing.

December 12, 2016
McCain, Trump, F-35

McCain Backs Trump Criticism Of Lockheed’s F-35 Program

While McCain backed Trump’s criticism of the costs of Lockheed Martin’s F-35 fighter jet program, he clarified that a president does not have the authority to cancel it because funds have already been appropriated.

December 12, 2016
Trump, Russia

10 Electors Demand Intelligence Briefing About Trump’s Ties To Russia

Donald Trump may have dissed the intelligence community, but ten electors, nine Democratic and one Republican, want to hear more about Trump’s relationship with Russia. So does John McCain.

December 12, 2016
John McCain disputed Trump on Russian hacking of US presidential election

Despite Trump, McCain Vows To Probe Russian Election Hacking

“Recent reports of Russian interference in our election should alarm every American,” said Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham in a public statement. “This cannot become a partisan issue. The stakes are too high for our country.”

December 11, 2016
Trump fundraising issues

Trump Campaign Cannot Overcome Serious Funding Deficit

Trump’s fundraising deficit has resulted from a series of campaign crises that made wealthy donors reluctant to contribute to his campaign.

October 21, 2016
Trump on rigged election

Trump: ‘I Will Respect Election Results If I Win’

The Republican candidate reinforced his comment at a rally in Delaware, Ohio, on Thursday, saying he would respect the result “if I win.”

October 20, 2016
kayfabe

Still More Appalling Revelations About Trump’s Misogyny? Coming Right Up!

On Saturday, Bill Pruitt, a former producer of ‘The Apprentice,’ tweeted that there are still far worse Trump tapes to come.

October 10, 2016

In 24 Years of Town Hall Debates, The Winners, The Losers, And The Weird

Since the debut of the town-hall style presidential debate in 1992, there have been winners and losers — and some memorably weird moments.

October 9, 2016
John McCain disputed Trump on Russian hacking of US presidential election

McCain Revokes Trump Endorsement, Vows To Write In Another Name

The Arizona Republican said he had “raised questions about [Trump’s] character” several times, after the candidate made offensive remarks about prisoners of war [including McCain himself], a federal judge of Mexican descent, and the Muslim parents of a deceased U.S. soldier.

October 8, 2016
McCain

Can Trump Fan Rubio Hold On To That Last Shred Of Dignity?

This is the stretch of the political season when presidential nominees swoop into key states to appear at rallies with candidates running for other offices. The big question facing top Republicans on the ballot is: Do I really want to be seen in public with Donald Trump?

September 6, 2016