John McCain Articles

AZ-6: McCain Endorses Quayle

7:23 AM, Aug 18, 2012

U.S. Senator John McCain has endorsed Ben Quayle over David Schweikert in the Republican primary for Arizona's Sixth Congressional District. McCain endorsed Quayle, a House freshman and the son of former vice president Dan Quayle, in a press conference Wednesday in Phoenix. Dan Nowicki of the Arizona Republic reports:

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Poll: Obama, Romney Tied in Northern Virginia

12:09 PM, Aug 09, 2012

A new poll from WTOP in Washington shows Barack Obama and Mitt Romney statistically tied in Northern VIrginia, the state's most populous region. Forty-eight percent of voters support Obama while 46 percent support Romney in the Virginia region of the D.C. metro area.

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Gallup: More Obama Voters Switching to GOP

2:14 PM, Aug 06, 2012

A new poll from Gallup looks at how many 2008 voters say they will switch parties in the presidential race. According to the poll, more Americans who voted for Barack Obama will be voting for Mitt Romney than John McCain voters will switch to vote for Obama. Here are Gallup's results:

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Senators Concerned About Assad Reportedly Transferring Chemical Weapons

3:42 PM, Jul 13, 2012

Senators John McCain, Joe Lieberman, and Lindsey Graham released the following statement on Syria:

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McCain Blasts Obama Administration Over Syria

4:29 PM, Jun 07, 2012

Senator John McCain’s floor statement on Syria today rightly focused on the Obama administration’s bizarre conviction that the Russians have the ability and perhaps even the desire to get Bashar al-Assad to step down.

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McCain Picks Cotton

12:12 PM, May 03, 2012

Arizona senator John McCain, a Vietnam veteran and the 2008 GOP presidential candidate, has endorsed Tom Cotton for Congress.

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McCain: 'Shame on Barack Obama'

4:47 PM, Apr 27, 2012

Arizona senator John McCain just released the following statement on the Obama campaign's Osama bin Laden campaign ad: 

"Shame on Barack Obama for diminishing the memory of September 11th and the killing of Osama bin Laden by turning it into a cheap political attack ad. This is the same President who once criticized Hillary Clinton for invoking bin Laden 'to score political points.'

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Crossroads Ad: 'After 4 Years of A Celebrity President'

" your life any better?"
11:24 AM, Apr 26, 2012

American Crossroads has a new ad riffing off the John McCain campaign's popular "Celebrity" ad from the 2008 election. The Crossroads spot juxtaposes President Obama's celebrity status--singing Al Green, calling Kanye West a "jacka--," and appearing on Jimmy Fallon's late-night talk show--with some sobering economic statistics of the last three years. Watch the video below:

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McCain Blasts War on Women: 'Ludicrous, Partisan Posturing that has Conjured Up This Imaginary War'

9:27 AM, Apr 26, 2012

Senator John McCain will take to the Senate floor this morning to blast the Democrats’ “War on Women.” He will call it divisive, saying that “[declaring] phony wars is intended to avoid those hard choices and to escape paying a political price for doing so.” And the former Republican presidential candidate will call the so-called war on women “ludicrous, partisan posturing that has conjured up this imaginary war.”

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Lawmakers Propose New Syria Legislation

10:01 AM, Mar 30, 2012

The United Nations reports that over 9,000 have been killed in Syria during the anti-regime uprising that has been going on for the last year. So far, however, President Obama has taken a hands-off approach, relying exclusively on diplomacy and sanctions.

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Back Stab

Sarah Palin as portrayed by her disloyal staff.
Mar 19, 2012

Nicolle Wallace was the onetime consultant to CBS News and media aide to George W. Bush who was assigned to work with Sarah Palin after the Alaska governor was chosen as John McCain’s running mate. It was Wallace who assured the McCain campaign that her dear friend Katie Couric, a committed liberal with a history of interviewing Republicans and conservatives in a quietly nasty way, was the right journalist to conduct a major early interview with the extremely conservative vice-presidential nominee.

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On Syria, Follow McCain

Mar 19, 2012

Here’s to John McCain, leading from the front. Last week, the Arizona senator cut through all the White House doubletalk on the Syrian uprising and demanded a more active U.S. policy, including provision of arms to the Free Syrian Army as well as airpower to slow the assaults of Bashar al-Assad’s murderous regime.

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Back Stab, cont.

6:05 AM, Mar 13, 2012

Frank Bruni, writing about the new HBO film Game Change for the New York Times, wonders if Republican presidential candidate John McCain's aides were disloyal, and what that might mean for future political candidates:

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Newt Ad: Romney 'Desperate'

8:29 AM, Jan 19, 2012

A new online ad from Newt Gingrich reminds voters of what the three principals from the 2008 South Carolina primary--John McCain, Mike Huckabee, and Fred Thompson--had to say about Mitt Romney at the time. Watch below:

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Romney and McCain: Together Again for the Very First Time

5:04 PM, Jan 04, 2012

Manchester, N.H.
Mitt Romney’s (sort of) triumphant return to New Hampshire was held at Manchester Central High School, a big old building in a down-on-its-heels section of town. The campaign put the rally in the gym, but for some reason curtained off three-quarters of the space.

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Report: McCain to Endorse Romney

8:55 AM, Jan 04, 2012

Ben Smith of BuzzFeed, formerly of Politico, drops this scoop:

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Report: McCain Will Endorse Romney

12:08 AM, Jan 04, 2012

BuzzFeed reports:

Arizona Senator John McCain, his party's 2008 nominee, will endorse Mitt Romney in New Hampshire tomorrow, a well-placed former McCain aide told BuzzFeed Tuesday...

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Obama Campaigns Off Iraq Withdrawal

2:03 PM, Dec 16, 2011

John McCain blasted President Obama earlier this week for pulling out of Iraq for strictly political reasons. "[Obama] has always reaffirmed his campaign promise to end the war in Iraq and withdraw all of our troops," McCain said, suggesting the president was not considering the facts on the ground. Likewise, at the Foreign Policy Initiative's annual conference earlier this week, Senator Lindsey Graham said that "General Axelrod"--a reference to one of Obama's chief campaign advisers, David Axelrod--is running the war effort.

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McCain: 'History Will Judge this President’s Leadership with the Scorn and Disdain it Deserves'

11:02 AM, Dec 15, 2011

Former Republican presidential candidate John McCain blasted President Barack Obama on the Senate floor yesterday for the commander in chief’s handling of Iraq.

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On John McCain's Recommendation . . .

1:11 PM, Dec 06, 2011

John McCain tweets

Must-read: Fred Kagan in - The President & the Generals

Kagan's editorial in the latest issue of the magazine can be accessed here

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McCain: U.S. Commanders Opposed Obama's Iraq Withdrawal Plan

3:09 PM, Oct 21, 2011

Senator John McCain responds to President Obama's announcement that all U.S. troops will leave Iraq by January:

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McCain Criticizes Obama's 'Campaign Trip'

1:06 PM, Oct 18, 2011

Senator John McCain called President Barack Obama’s 3-day bus tour through North Carolina and Virginia “a campaign trip” and said it was “unfortunate” that U.S. taxpayers are footing the bill. 

Speaking with reporters at the Capitol this afternoon, McCain also criticized the president’s recent comments about the GOP jobs plan. The Arizona senator is leading the push for an alternative to the Democrats' American Jobs Act.

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Russians Protest McCain

2:44 PM, Aug 30, 2011

Via Ben Smith: "Pro-government protesters outside the U.S. Embassy in Moscow earlier this week seemed to be specializing in obscene references to the Arizona senator [John McCain]:"

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Taking Aim at John McCain

3:03 PM, Aug 29, 2011

Last week, when Libyan tyrant Muammar Qaddafi had reportedly fallen from power, Senator John McCain, along with his colleague Senator Lindsey Graham, issued (in part) the following statement:

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An Extremely Immodest Proposal

12:30 PM, Jul 18, 2011

In a letter to new Defense Secretary Leon Panetta last week, Senators Carl Levin and John McCain, the top men on the Senate Armed Services Committee, suggested it was time to look into terminating the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program. Angered by cost increases for the first three lots of low-rate production on the Lightning, the two senators asked Panetta to tell them “what would be our legal obligations and our costs if we were to terminate the F-35 program now.”

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'Afghanistan in 2011 & Beyond: Counterinsurgency, Transition and Drawdown'

9:44 AM, Jul 01, 2011

General Jack Keane, Senator John McCain, and Senator Joe Lieberman discussed the war in Afghanistan yesterday at an event sponsored by the Institute for the Study of War:


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Congress Confused on Libya

5:51 PM, Jun 24, 2011

Two resolutions on the Libya intervention failed in the House of Representatives today. One sought to authorize military action, while the other would have limited funding for the operation. Only eight Republicans voted for the authorization measure, and 89 Republicans joined with most of the Democratic caucus to defeat the defunding resolution.

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George Will’s Poor War Analogy

2:58 PM, Jun 23, 2011

At the end of a Washington Post op-ed criticizing John McCain for labeling Republicans who oppose intervention in the Libyan war “isolationists,” George Will writes (emphasis added):

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