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56 min ago | News Max
Sen. John McCain, a longtime proponent of arming the Free Syrian Army, is blasting fellow Republican Sen. Rand Paul for his resistance to the idea. Paul said on CBS' "This Morning" on Monday that he disagreed with President Barack Obama's plan to provide weapons to the Syrian rebels so they could provide ground support for a U.S. bombing campaign against the Islamic State, also known as ISIS and ISIL.
5 hrs ago | The Daily Caller
Nicolle Wallace told her new co-hosts on "The View" Monday that her relationship with Sarah Palin was "irreparably damaged" following the infamous Katie Couric interviews during the 2008 presidential campaign. Wallace, a senior advisers and representatives of Sen. John McCain and the former Alaska governor's campaign, revealed Monday that her relationship with Palin "erupted and exploded" in the aftermath of the interview, in which Palin claims she was set up "for failure."
9 hrs ago | The Huffington Post
As you may have noticed if you've been unfortunate enough to have tuned in to any TV coverage of American politics in the past decade, Sen. John McCain is always there . So much McCain being there! He is constant, like death and taxes and gravity.
11 hrs ago | Financial Times
A "Yes" vote for independence would be an economic mistake for Scotland and a geopolitical disaster for the west, senior US figures - including Alan Greenspan - tell the Financial Times as Washington wakes up to the chance that its closest ally could break up this week. Having assumed for months that "No" would win comfortably, Washington has reacted with alarm to opinion polls showing that Thursday's referendum is going down to the wire.
15 hrs ago | The Baltimore Sun
The strategy President Barack Obama has laid out to "degrade and ultimately destroy" the new Middle East terrorist peril reveals him as a man divided between combating the immediate threat and persevering in his determination get this country off "a perpetual war footing." In clinging to his insistence that there will be no more American "boots on the ground," he is committing himself and the nation to a military compromise that adheres more to public preference than to the comprehensive approach dictated by the Pentagon.
The GOP never misses an opportunity to scaremonger, and this time they're centering their authoritarian bona fides on the Senate version of the USA Freedom Act. The legislation is rather tame, in my opinion, compared to what is needed to rein in the NSA and other intelligence agencies in their ill-conceived quest to capture every byte of electronic information in the world.
Host Chuck Todd spent the better part of Bernie Sanders very first appearance on Meet the Press fishing for soundbites of Sanders attacking President Obama and Hillary Clinton. Unlike Sen. John McCain, who has been on Meet the Press sixty nine times and counting, this was Sen. Bernie Sanders first appearance on the show, so naturally host Chuck Todd wanted to spend the better part of it trying to get Sanders to attack President Obama and his potential 2016 presidential rival, Hillary Clinton.
Former White House press secretary Jay Carney said Sunday that 2014 is "not going to be a good year for Democrats, by definition." The former White House spokesman appeared on CNN's "State of the Union" panel to discuss about the 2014 midterms in one of his first appearances on the network since joining on as a contributor.
Senators Lindsey Graham and John McCain have been two of the most frequent guests on the Sunday political shows over the past few years, but Graham is beginning to wonder whether anybody has been even been listening to them.* Guest host John Roberts asked Sunday morning if the best way to fight ISIS is to embolden Iraqi and Syrian forces rather than rely on a U.S. military presence that could further inflame anti-American sentiment. "Apparently nobody's been listening to what Senator McCain and I have been saying for the past three years!" a revved-up Graham answered.
Maybe it would have been different if the vicious zealots who held journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff captive had simply lined them up against a wall and shot them. But the barbaric beheadings were more than most Americans could bear even to think about.
It seems evident that U.S. President Barack Obama today still does not understand how much he owes to Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko. If he did, and if the cease-fire and negotiation terms Poroshenko has signed with the country's pro-Russian insurgents in the southeast of his country and their friends in Moscow continue to hold, he would thank Poroshenko for an invaluable gift of peace to Americans and NATO, as well as to his own country.
President Obama on Saturday restated his plan to destroy Islamic State but did not say the United States "is at war" with the Middle East terror group, creating more uncertainty what exactly is the U.S. mission. "We're moving ahead with our strategy to degrade and ultimately destroy this terrorist organization," Obama said in his weekly radio and online address.
MCCAIN: "The differences on Iraq in this campaign are deep. Unlike Senator John McCain, I opposed the war in Iraq before it began, and would end it as president.
On this week's edition of the POLITICO Podcast, James Hohmann hosts senior defense correspondent Phil Ewing, politics reporter Tarini Parti and yours truly for a conversation on Obama's prime time address on his strategy to combat ISIL, Jay Carney's on-air fight with Sen. John McCain, the changing business of political consulting and Ted Cruz's less than warm welcome at an event hosted by a Christian organization.
Sarah Palin's supporters have long urged her to found her own party. Last week, she went out in Anchorage and did find a party, but the trouble may be different than the political kind.
If a lawmaker or a candidate or any American wants to understand the problems with President Obama's approach to the Islamic State, he or she should look no further than the remarks delivered by Rep. Buck McKeon at the American Enterprise Institute. To be blunt, there is too much magical thinking going on.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 08:16 pm
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