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John McCain Wants Benghazi Conspiracy Theorist Lindsey Graham to Run for President, And Other News

If Lindsey Graham knows what’s good for the rest of us, he’ll listen to his longtime buddy John McCain and throw his hat into the presidential ring. “I think he is looking at it, and I am strongly encouraging him … Continue reading

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Trying to Change

Artist – Bob Englehart In other news, Ambassador Susan Rice has reportedly withdrawn her name from a list of potential nominees for Secretary of State, citing the coming grueling confirmation process in front of a virulently bitter congress as the … Continue reading

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Legends of the Fault

Jon Stewart reminds us why John McCain and Lindsey Graham are grotesque hypocrites.

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The Gross Hypocrisy of John McCain and Lindsey Graham

Ambassador Susan Rice sat down with Senators John McBitter, Lindsey Graham, and Kelly Ayotte today to assuage their concerns, but apparently this gesture, which she was not obligated to make, has been spit back in her face. After originally accusing … Continue reading

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Leading the Charge

Artist – Bob Englehart In other news, Google announced plans today to invest $75 million in a 50MW wind farm in Rippey, Iowa, bringing the company’s total investment in renewable energy to more than $990 million. The state of Massachusetts … Continue reading

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Fiscal Solutions

Artist – Dave Granlund In other news, Senator John McCranky is now vowing to obstruct any nominee for Secretary of State, not just Susan Rice. Why won’t John McBitter just go away? Does anyone else find it funny that the … Continue reading

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McCain Skips Benghazi Briefing. Complains About Lack of Information.

While John McCain was busy picking fights with President Obama and U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice yesterday, his Senate colleagues were receiving a briefing on the very information McCain is demanding more of. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) has been the leading … Continue reading

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President Calls McCain/Graham Attacks ‘Outrageous’

This was probably the highlight of today’s press conference. And “outrageous” barely begins to describe the witch hunt over Benghazi. There a lot of bitter, angry Republicans on the Hill who would like nothing more than to cripple the second … Continue reading

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The Fair-Weather Patriotism of the Benghazi-Gate Conspiracy Theorists

My Tuesday column covers the disparity between the Republican reaction to September 11, 2001 and September 11, 2012, and the growing conspiracy theories surrounding Benghazi. When terrorists hit the consulate in Benghazi, Romney and the Republicans couldn’t muster the decency … Continue reading

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The Continued Disintegration of John McCain

Earlier he blamed Colin Powell for Iraq even though McCain was one of the chief proponents of Iraq, and yesterday he compared the Benghazi attack with Watergate. Also, by the way, he said he immediately ordered action to be taken, … Continue reading

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John McCain Needs To Just Go Away

John McCain is free to criticize anyone he wants, including Colin Powell, for endorsing President Obama, but this is just nonsensical and bitter. “Colin Powell, interestingly enough, said that Obama got us out of Iraq,” McCain told the National Review. … Continue reading

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Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan: Closeted Redistributionists

My Thursday column has several instances of “dick quotes”… Four years ago yesterday, John McCain and Sarah Palin were 1.9 percentage points behind then-Senator Barack Obama in the RCP poll-of-polls. Today, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are 2.8 percentage points … Continue reading

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'Ballsy' McCain Helps Filibuster Insourcing Tax Break

This happened yesterday while everyone was applauding John McCain’s maverick-ish Bachmann speech. Senate Republicans on Thursday blocked the No.1 item on the president’s congressional ‘to-do-list,’ refusing to allow a vote on a bill that would give tax breaks for companies … Continue reading

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McCain's Anti-Bachmann Speech Doesn't Absolve Him

This was a good speech in opposition to Michele Bachmann’s wild conspiracy theory about Hillary Clinton aide, Huma Abedin. But it’s always important to remind anyone who might suddenly go ooey-gooey for McCain when he makes gestures like this. First, … Continue reading

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The Better Candidate?

“Oh come on, because we thought that Sarah Palin was the better candidate. Why did we not take [Tim] Pawlenty, why did we not take any of the other 10 other people. Why didn’t I? Because we had a better … Continue reading

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It’s Not Your Imagination

If you feel as though John McCain is consulted far too often by our very serious liberal media, it’s not just your imagination. Here are the numbers to prove it. According to a study by the University of Minnesota’s Smart … Continue reading

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Here Comes The Money

In addition to the $10 million Sheldon Adelson already gave to Mitt Romney’s Restore Our Future PAC and the $100 million he says he will contribute to it, he’s also doling out another $35 million to Karl Rove and Eric … Continue reading

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John McCain’s Latest Nothingburger

Senator John McCain is engaging in a little bit of political grandstanding and posturing today by adding an amendment to the farm bill demanding a report from Leon Panetta on the potential harms that await the Pentagon should congress fail … Continue reading

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Quote of the Morning

“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 … Continue reading

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Game Changer or Whatever It's Called

The HBO movie based on Mark Halperin’s unsourced, index-free book about the 2008 election has a new trailer. I’ll probably watch it, but I probably won’t like it for several reasons. 1) It’s based on a Mark Halperin book. 2) … Continue reading

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