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:Read more
Senators John McCain, Joe Lieberman, and Lindsey Graham released the following statement on Syria:Read more
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.'Read more
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:Read more
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.”Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
Senators John McCain, Joe Lieberman, and Lindsey Graham issued a joint statement today urging the Obama administration to act on Syria.Read more
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.
Former Republican presidential candidate John McCain blasted President Barack Obama on the Senate floor yesterday for the commander in chief’s handling of Iraq.Read more
National Review: "Rick Perry’s Rough Draft"Read more
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.Read more
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.”Read more
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.Read more
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