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McCain ‘Cannot in Good Conscience’ Vote for Obamacare Repeal Bill

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 22, 2017 at 2:30pm 9/22/2017 at 2:30pm

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) officially decided he will vote no on the Graham-Cassidy bill, which is the latest attempt the GOP has taken to repeal and replace Obamacare. From CNN:

“I cannot in good conscience vote for the Graham-Cassidy proposal,” the Arizona Republican said in a statement. “I believe we could do...

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San Diego State Prof Under Fire for Calling John McCain a ‘War Criminal’

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 28, 2017 at 10:30am 7/28/2017 at 10:30am

John McCain gets lots of criticism from both sides and some of it is fair. Calling him a war criminal however, is out of bounds.

Red Alert Politics reports:

Professor ‘annoyed’ by support for ‘war criminal’ John McCain

A San Diego State University professor is facing a lot of criticism after...

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The Maverick shoots down any chance of Obamacare repeal

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 28, 2017 at 8:30am 7/28/2017 at 8:30am
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Overnight the Senate failed to pass a so-called “skinny” repeal of Obamacare, when three Republican Senators (Collins, Murkowski and McCain) voted against the measure.

Whether the “skinny” repeal was an actual repeal was doubtful. As unveiled late last night, it removed the mandate, the medical device tax, and defunded Planned Parenthood, but...

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Democrats Turn on John McCain After His Vote to Open Debate Health Care Bill

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 3:15pm 7/26/2017 at 3:15pm

The entire country needs a lesson in parliamentary procedure.

As I blogged yesterday, Senate Republicans, with the assist of Vice President Pence finally cobbled together enough votes to pass a motion to proceed (MTP), which simply allowed for debate on proposed Republican health care reform.

To watch Democrats, progressives, and everyone under the...

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John McCain Not Interested in Obamacare Repeal Now and Replacement Later

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 11:30am 7/6/2017 at 11:30am

The Senate GOP’s latest effort to fix Obamacare failed to garner support from the conservative wing of the party.

The fractured caucus led Sen. Sasse (R-NE) to call for the complete repeal of Obamacare followed by a completely separate replacement. Sasse suggested leaving Obamacare intact as is for one year to protect...

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3 Republican Senators reject repeal of Obama’s draconian methane emission rules

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 7:00pm 5/11/2017 at 7:00pm
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President Trump has scored significant successes undoing the toxic eco-activist legacy of his predecessor, including the executive orders moving the signing of Keystone and Dakota Access Pipelines forward.

However, it seems that he cannot rely on certain establishment Republicans to continue his efforts. Before reading this piece further, pause for a moment...

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Rand Paul: McCain ‘past his prime,’ may be ‘unhinged’

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 9:13am 3/16/2017 at 9:13am

Payback is a . . . Rand Paul. After John McCain, speaking on the Senate floor yesterday, accused Paul of “working for Vladimir Putin,” Paul had a crushing comeback on today’s Morning Joe.

Said Paul of McCain, “he makes a really, really strong case for term limits. I think maybe he’s past...

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McCain Claims Rand Paul ‘is now working for Vladimir Putin’

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 5:26pm 3/15/2017 at 5:26pm

What in the actual…

Yes, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) claimed on the Senate floor that Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) now works for Russian President Vladimir Putin because Paul voted against allowing Montenegro into NATO:

McCain tried to call up the treaty and warned that anyone blocking it would be helping Russia maintain its influence...

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Senators Promise NATO Nations America Will Not Abandon Them

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at 7:30pm 12/28/2016 at 7:30pm

U.S. senators have traveled to NATO nations to perform their typical lip service, promising America stands behind the organization and the nations involved. NATO nations have grown concerned over America’s role since Donald Trump won the election in November:

“I am convinced and certain that our relations, and the American relationship with...

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Henry Kissinger On Russia: “I hope we’re hacking them back”

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 18, 2016 at 7:20pm 12/18/2016 at 7:20pm
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As DNC chair Donna Brazile contradicts Obama on Russian hacking and John McCain asserts that Obama has no idea what to do about the serious problem of Russian hacking that could “undermine our democracy,” Henry Kissinger offers some much-needed perspective.

ABC News reports on Brazile undercutting Obama’s public statements:

Democratic National Committee Chair...

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Hey @SenJohnMcCain, tweeting iconic photo of firefighters at Ground Zero could get you sued

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 8:30pm 9/11/2016 at 8:30pm

I know, I know.

You just were being patriotic. You just were honoring the fallen and the surviving heroes of the World Trade Center.

You had good intentions. You didn’t profit from it.

Country first!

That’s what Sarah Palin or whoever runs her Facebook page likely was thinking when, on September 11, 2013, the following image...

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Sen. John McCain Survives Arizona Primary Battle

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 12:00pm 8/31/2016 at 12:00pm

While I had hoped Dr. Kelli Ward would be the Republican candidate for Arizona’s U.S. Senate seat, it looks like Senator John McCain is immune from “anti-incumbent fever” and handily won Tuesday’s primary battle.

U.S. Sen. John McCain beat back a primary challenge Tuesday from a Republican tea party activist to win...

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The Skinny: Florida and Arizona Primary Roundup

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 7:00am 8/31/2016 at 7:00am

Florida and Arizona held their down-ballot primary elections yesterday.

Lots of races, but here are the highlights:

Florida:

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Pence and Gingrich Break Ranks With Trump, Endorse McCain

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 5, 2016 at 10:00am 8/5/2016 at 10:00am

Both Republican Vice Presidential Candidate Governor Mike Pence and Trump advisor Newt Gingrich broke ranks with Trump and announced they’d be endorsing Senator John McCain and Senator Kelly Ayotte in their re-election bids.

Earlier reports suggested Pence was mirroring Trump’s decision to withhold endorsing the Republican Senators, but his aids...

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Is it time to #RetireMcCain?

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 10:30am 8/2/2016 at 10:30am

While Americans are justifiably focused on the fascinating presidential campaign, there is a U.S. Senate primary in Arizona coming up on August 30th that could use a bit of attention.

Republican Senate primary voters are currently split between several candidates. One of the better positioned hopefuls, Alex Meluskey, has just dropped out...

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U.S. Navy: Seizure of American Soldiers by Iran Violated International Law

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 4, 2016 at 9:00am 7/4/2016 at 9:00am

Numerous news reports have covered the Navy’s report on the capture of ten U.S. sailors in January by Iran, notably the Navy’s decision to discipline nine officers and sailors over the incident. But the media buried a bigger part of the incident in the Navy’s report. Here’s Politico, quoting from Chief of...

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RNC Uses Sen. McCain to Fundraise

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 2, 2015 at 4:00pm 11/2/2015 at 4:00pm

Tone deaf? How does it work?

This. This is how it works.

Monday, the RNC sent a round of fundraising emails addressed from failed Presidential Candidate, Senator McCain.

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