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1 hr ago |

Senators Signal Deep Skepticism with Leadership Syria Proposal

As Senate leaders announced a proposal to lump together authorization and funding for military operations to combat Islamic State terrorists in Syria, members of both parties signaled deep disappointment. Exiting Senate lunches, Sen. Joe Manchin was deeply skeptical of the decision to go to war in Syria.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Joe Manchin, Democrat, Republican

5 hrs ago |

Boxer: Graham, McCain Have Zero Credibility

Tuesday on MSNBC's "The Ed Show," Sen. Barbara Boxer attacked her Republican colleagues, Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham , for being wrong on the amount of time it would take U.S. forces to win the war in Iraq by saying that their miscalculation means they have "zero credibility" when it comes to matters of Middle East war. Boxer said, "I can I say, they were so wrong on Iraq, and I know it personally, John McCain is my friend.


Related Topix: Barbara Boxer, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, John McCain, Lindsey Graham

9 hrs ago | The Washington Post

How America will look in 2060, in 1 amazing GIF

A few months back I dedicated a column to a project by Paul Taylor at Pew called "The Next America" that details what the U.S. will look like in 2060 as compared to what it looks like today and what it looked like in 1960. It's an absolutely amazing look at how the long-term demographic trends in the country will play out -- and what it will mean for our politics.


Related Topix: Blog News, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Sports

10 hrs ago | The Arizona Republic

2 Arizona congressmen among 50 wealthiest

Two of Arizona's republican lawmakers are among the country's wealthiest congressmen, according to CQ Roll Call's annual survey of congressional wealth. McCain, Franks among wealthiest U.S. congressmen Two of Arizona's republican lawmakers are among the country's wealthiest congressmen, according to CQ Roll Call's annual survey of congressional wealth.


Related Topix: US Politics, Trent Franks, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, John McCain

13 hrs ago | The Raw Story

Code Pink heckles John McCain's war talk: 'You have no authority on this issue!'

Protesters from the group Code Pink repeatedly interrupted Senate hearings on military action the U.S. is taking against ISIS, an army of Islamic radicals in Iraq. At a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Tuesday, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel was thanking the committee for their support when Code Pink protester Medea Benjamin stood up with a large pink sign reading "More War = More Extremism."


Related Topix: US Senate, Republican, US Politics, US News, Carl Levin, Democrat

13 hrs ago |

Arizona senators dare to ask: Why haven't any VA officials been fired?

Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake are pressing Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald to quickly fire VA officials involved in the health care scandal, and are asking why nothing has happened several weeks after Congress passed a bill allowing the VA to quickly dismiss or demote employees. "[W]e stress the importance of taking swift action and using the authority Congress has provided you to quickly remove the senior leaders at the VA who perpetrated the scandal of denied and delayed care for our nation's heroes," they wrote McDonald on Monday.


Related Topix: Jeff Flake, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Senator Jeff Flake, Life, Veteran Affairs, Law, Employment / Labor Law

14 hrs ago | Daily Kos

Saudis Lobbied John McCain & Lindsey Graham to sell War.

Bin Laden said he intentionally goaded America in to a war in the middle east to " bleed America to the point of bankruptcy ." Well, as it turns out, ISIL and Saudi Arabia are trying to goad America into another war in the middle east and they've enlisted John McCain and Lindsey Graham to sell us that war.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Lindsey Graham, John McCain, World News, Middle East, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Prison

16 hrs ago | News Max

ISIS Magazine Warns of 'Armageddon' Against US

An Islamic State magazine called Dabiq has warned that the United States and other Western "crusaders" are facing Armageddon at the hands of the terror group's fighters. The publication is packed with disturbing pictures of bloody corpses, bombed-out buildings and knife-wielding jihadists, while one issue even has a section devoted to the beheading of American journalist James Foley, The Washington Post reports.


Related Topix: Armageddon, Life, Hobbies, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Barack Obama, John McCain

18 hrs ago | News Max

Homeland Security Denies ISIS Attack From Mexico Imminent

Warnings by conservative groups and Republican lawmakers that the Islamic State plans to launch a terrorist attack on U.S. soil from Mexico are groundless, according to the Department of Homeland Security, The New York Times reported. "There is no credible intelligence to suggest that there is an active plot by [ISIS] to attempt to cross the southern border," an agency statement said.


Related Topix: US News, Terrorism, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, John McCain, Barack Obama, Representative Beto O'Rourke, US House of Representatives, Democrat

22 hrs ago | KOLD-TV Tucson

Congress scrutinizes Obama military strategy

By DONNA CASSATA Associated Press WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's strategy to combat Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria is being scrutinized in Congress, where the expanded military campaign has broad support but faces skepticism rooted in more than a decade of war. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Army Gen.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Terrorism, Senator Joe Manchin, US Senate, Democrat, Republican

Mon Sep 15, 2014

American Reporter

Make My DayTHE Good Scissors: Bane of Childhood

This is how it starts, this elaborate electoral dance with the country's voters. Republican candidate for president Sen. John McCain and Gov. Sarah Palin stepped off their brightly-lit Straight Talk Air chartered jet last night, into a cool mist visible in the blazing headlights of the happy caravan that waited to carry them straight toward their date with destiny - Election Day.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, US Governors, Sarah Palin, John McCain, Colorado Springs, CO, Barack Obama, Democrat

News Max

McCain Chides Rand Paul: 'Has He Ever Been to Syria?'

Sen. John McCain, a longtime proponent of arming the Free Syrian Army, is blasting fellow Republican Sen. Rand Paul for his resistance to the idea. Paul said on CBS' "This Morning" on Monday that he disagreed with President Barack Obama's plan to provide weapons to the Syrian rebels so they could provide ground support for a U.S. bombing campaign against the Islamic State, also known as ISIS and ISIL.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, John McCain, Barack Obama

The Daily Caller

Nicolle Wallace: Palin Relationship Was 'Irreparably Damaged' After Couric Interview [VIDEO]

Nicolle Wallace told her new co-hosts on "The View" Monday that her relationship with Sarah Palin was "irreparably damaged" following the infamous Katie Couric interviews during the 2008 presidential campaign. Wallace, a senior advisers and representatives of Sen. John McCain and the former Alaska governor's campaign, revealed Monday that her relationship with Palin "erupted and exploded" in the aftermath of the interview, in which Palin claims she was set up "for failure."


Related Topix: US Governors, Sarah Palin, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, John McCain, Conservative Political News

The Huffington Post

Here's A Close Look At John McCain's Long-Running War Powers Act

As you may have noticed if you've been unfortunate enough to have tuned in to any TV coverage of American politics in the past decade, Sen. John McCain is always there . So much McCain being there! He is constant, like death and taxes and gravity.


Related Topix: US Senate, Republican, US Politics, US News

Financial Times

US alarmed by prospect of Scottish 'Yes'

A "Yes" vote for independence would be an economic mistake for Scotland and a geopolitical disaster for the west, senior US figures - including Alan Greenspan - tell the Financial Times as Washington wakes up to the chance that its closest ally could break up this week. Having assumed for months that "No" would win comfortably, Washington has reacted with alarm to opinion polls showing that Thursday's referendum is going down to the wire.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, John McCain

The Baltimore Sun

Reality impinges on Obama's Middle East strategy [Commentary]

The strategy President Barack Obama has laid out to "degrade and ultimately destroy" the new Middle East terrorist peril reveals him as a man divided between combating the immediate threat and persevering in his determination get this country off "a perpetual war footing." In clinging to his insistence that there will be no more American "boots on the ground," he is committing himself and the nation to a military compromise that adheres more to public preference than to the comprehensive approach dictated by the Pentagon.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Terrorism, George Bush, Iraq, World News, US Senate, Republican, Opinion

Sydney Morning Herald

Threat hype for Islamic State doesn't match its capabilities or reach

Washington: It was quite weird. When the Washington talking heads assembled on Sunday morning for their weekly agenda-setting TV talk show jamboree, the question hardly asked and barely answered was how real or credible was the security threat posed by the so-called Islamic State to the West? Outlining his case for war last Wednesday, President Barack Obama was obliged to concede the US "[had] not yet detected specific plotting against our homeland".


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Peter King, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Lindsey Graham, John McCain

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Daily Kos

Usual Suspects: GOP Senate Scaremongers Claim Passage of 'USA Freedom Act' Will Strengthen ISIS

The GOP never misses an opportunity to scaremonger, and this time they're centering their authoritarian bona fides on the Senate version of the USA Freedom Act. The legislation is rather tame, in my opinion, compared to what is needed to rein in the NSA and other intelligence agencies in their ill-conceived quest to capture every byte of electronic information in the world.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Patrick Leahy, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, Saxby Chambliss, Senator Marco Rubio, Senator Rand Paul

Crooks and Liars

Chuck Todd Spends Better Part Of Sanders Interview Fishing For Soundbites Bashing Obama And Clinton

Host Chuck Todd spent the better part of Bernie Sanders very first appearance on Meet the Press fishing for soundbites of Sanders attacking President Obama and Hillary Clinton. Unlike Sen. John McCain, who has been on Meet the Press sixty nine times and counting, this was Sen. Bernie Sanders first appearance on the show, so naturally host Chuck Todd wanted to spend the better part of it trying to get Sanders to attack President Obama and his potential 2016 presidential rival, Hillary Clinton.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Bernard Sanders, Senator Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, 2012 Presidential Election, Republican

The Daily Caller

Jay Carney: 'It's Not Going To Be A Good Year For Democrats'

Former White House press secretary Jay Carney said Sunday that 2014 is "not going to be a good year for Democrats, by definition." The former White House spokesman appeared on CNN's "State of the Union" panel to discuss about the 2014 midterms in one of his first appearances on the network since joining on as a contributor.


Related Topix: US News, State of the Union, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Conservative Political News