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Why Is McCain Speaking Out Against Haspel Confirmation After Voting For Brennan’s?

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 5:00pm 5/10/2018 at 5:00pm

As we’ve been covering here at LI, Gina Haspel is President Trump’s pick to head the CIA.  She has been blasted for her role in overseeing then-legal and -authorized enhanced interrogation techniques against Islamist terrorists.

Senator John McCain (R-AZ) has issued a statement in which he urges the Senate not to confirm...

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McCain Regrets Choosing Sarah Palin As His Running Mate

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 6:18pm 5/6/2018 at 6:18pm
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Senator John McCain (R-AZ) has written his memoirs, the upcoming book entitled The Restless Wave: Good Times, Just Causes, Great Fights, and other Appreciations.  As has become increasingly usual, portions of the book are being released prior to its publication.

The New York Times is reporting that McCain writes that he regrets...

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Sen. McCain’s Memoir Discusses His Retirement and the Opportunity to Speak His Mind

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 3:30pm 5/1/2018 at 3:30pm

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) has released some excerpts from his upcoming memoir The Restless Wave as he battles stage 4 brain cancer in Arizona.

He wrote that he will be retiring after finishing his current term, which has made him feel “freer” to speak his mind.

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McCain Associate Invokes Fifth Amendment on Trump Dossier Questions

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 23, 2018 at 2:00pm 2/23/2018 at 2:00pm

An associate of Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) has invoked his fifth amendment rights to avoid answering questions on the dossier on President Donald Trump.

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Changes to Graham-Cassidy Obamacare Repeal Bill Include Boosts for Opposing Senators

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 25, 2017 at 1:00pm 9/25/2017 at 1:00pm
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Sens. Billy Cassidy (R-LA) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) hope to pass their Obamacare “repeal and replace” bill by the end of the month, but have encountered opposition from a few in their own party. Sens. John McCain (AZ) and Rand Paul (KY) have already said no while Sens. Susan Collins (ME)...

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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:

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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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