McCain calls protestors ‘low-life scum’

McCain calls protestors ‘low-life scum’

U.S. Senator John McCain had a blunt message for demonstrators chanting for the arrest of Henry Kissinger at a Senate Armed Forces Committee hearing on Thursday: “Get out of here, you low-life-scum.” The protesters, from the Code Pink anti-war group, drew the ire of the Arizona Republican who chairs the committee after some of them […]

Clinton to college students: ‘Get involved, stay involved’

'We are going to make sure the millennial generation is the participation generation,'

Clinton to college students: ‘Get involved, stay involved’

Bill and Hillary Clinton teamed up with Arizona Sen. John McCain at the start of an annual meeting of college students on Friday, putting on stage a former president, a onetime Republican presidential nominee and perhaps a future White House candidate. The former secretary of state, who is considering a White House campaign, opened the […]

Prominent Republicans urge veto of Arizona anti-gay bill

The political right has hailed the newly passed bill as a necessary defense of religious freedom and the left has denounced it as a form of state-sanctioned discrimination.

Prominent Republicans urge veto of Arizona anti-gay bill

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer came under mounting pressure on Tuesday from other prominent Republicans and consultants to veto a controversial bill described by critics as a license to discriminate against gays and others in the name of religion. Brewer has yet to say publicly whether she will sign or veto the bill, which would allow […]

Arizona GOP considers John McCain ‘too liberal’

Sen. Jon Kyl told The Arizona Republic that the move was "wacky."

Arizona GOP considers John McCain ‘too liberal’

  The Arizona Republican Party formally censured Sen. John McCain on Saturday, citing a voting record they say is insufficiently conservative. The resolution to censure McCain was approved by a voice-vote during a meeting of state committee members in Tempe, state party spokesman Tim Sifert said. It needed signatures from at least 20 percent of […]

A last, perhaps futile, grasp at immigration reform

If successful, an immigration compromise could restore some luster to Obama's agenda.

A last, perhaps futile, grasp at immigration reform

His agenda tattered by last year’s confrontations and missteps, President Barack Obama begins 2014 clinging to the hope of winning a lasting legislative achievement: an overhaul of immigration laws. It will require a deft and careful use of his powers, combining a public campaign in the face of protests over his administration’s record number of […]

After a rough 2013, Obama hopes for a better 2014

Great expectations disappeared in fumbles and failures.

After a rough 2013, Obama hopes for a better 2014

It was a moment for Barack Obama to savor. His second inaugural address over, Obama paused as he strode from the podium last January, turning back for one last glance across the expanse of the National Mall, where a supportive throng stood in the winter chill to witness the launch of his new term. “I […]

McCain: CIA lied to Congress about missing American

"The CIA did not tell the truth to the Congress."

McCain: CIA lied to Congress about missing American

Sen. John McCain says he is disturbed the Obama administration has not been more forthcoming about an American who disappeared while on a secret intelligence mission to Iran. McCain said he is confident the U.S. is doing all it can to learn what has happened to Robert Levinson, but he told CNN’s “State of the […]

Obama wants to loosen Gitmo transfer rules

Obama wants to loosen Gitmo transfer rules

President Barack Obama is pushing to overcome obstacles to closing the Guantanamo Bay prison, an elusive goal which has frustrated him since he took office. That is setting the White House on a collision course with Congress in its bid to loosen restrictions for moving out detainees. Administration officials say a Senate defense policy bill, […]

Right wingers cheer France’s role in killing agreement on Iran nukes

Right wingers cheer France’s role in killing agreement on Iran nukes

American right-wing leaders, more accustomed to standing in line to jeer at France, praised Paris Sunday for stonewalling an agreement between Western powers and Iran over Tehran’s nuclear program. “Vive la France!” exclaimed Senator John McCain, a frequent and outspoken voice on national security issues. “France had the courage to prevent a bad nuclear agreement […]

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