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So for now, the partial #shutdown is over – so what’s next?

Posted by: ST on October 17, 2013 at 10:12 am » 4 Comments

Fox News reports that the partial shutdown was officially over as of last night: For the first time since Sept. 30, the federal government will be fully open Thursday after President Obama signed a short-term bill ending the partial government shutdown and raising the debt ceiling, capping one of the most bitter and brutal political […]


(Video) You really ought to go home

Posted by: Phineas on September 27, 2013 at 1:01 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas An interesting edition of Afterburner. Bill Whittle talks about a recent incident in which an American F-22 suggested that the pilot of an Iranian fighter “ought to go home” and then ties it to two well-known politicians who, themselves, should to do the same: That Obama canceled the F-22 should surprise no […]


Before we trust John McCain’s judgment on #Syria…

Posted by: Phineas on September 6, 2013 at 2:59 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Senator McCain said in Arizona this weekend that he was “unalterably opposed” to using American ground forces –“boots on the ground”– in Syria. Andy McCarthy thought that sounded familiar and recalled that John McCain also said he was “unalterably opposed” to Muslim Brotherhood participation in Egypt’s post-Mubarak government. Right before he became in […]


VIDEO: This is the man Senator John McCain endorsed today

Posted by: ST on January 4, 2012 at 7:39 pm » 13 Comments

First, about the endorsement, from the NYT Caucus Blog: For Senator John McCain, the last Republican presidential nominee, choosing between former Gov. Mitt Romney of Massachusetts or Rick Santorum, a former Senate colleague, was a pick between old enemies. On Wednesday, with his endorsement of Mr. Romney, Mr. McCain chose the man he clashed with […]


VIDEO: Robert Fibbs, David Axelturf compare longtime Senator John McCain to a child

Posted by: ST on March 24, 2010 at 10:12 pm » 8 Comments

ABC’s Jonathan Blakely reports: When asked about the prospect of Sen. John McCain, R-Az, refusing to cooperate on future legislation because of his disapproval with health care reform recently being signed into law, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs stopped just short of comparing McCain – one of the oldest members in the U.S. Senate […]


The last refuge of desperate politicos: “I was misled”

Posted by: ST on February 22, 2010 at 10:37 pm » 12 Comments

The headline pretty much says it all: Sen. John McCain: I was misled on bailout The gist: Under growing pressure from conservatives and “tea party” activists, Sen. John McCain of Arizona is having to defend his record of supporting the government’s massive bailout of the financial system. In response to criticism from opponents seeking to […]


Are you ready for “Hope! The Obama Musical Story”?

Posted by: ST on January 8, 2010 at 6:44 pm » 16 Comments

Ready or not, here it comes: Barack Obama and his dramatic ascent to power has inspired a raft of books and articles. Now a German musical is set to pay an all-singing, all-dancing tribute to the world’s most powerful man. Hope! will soon premiere in Frankfurt. Wearing a knitted cardigan and crooning into his microphone, […]


The ultimate Meghan McCain takedown

Posted by: ST on August 16, 2009 at 1:17 pm » 13 Comments

If you’re like me, you haven’t paid much attention to Meghan McCain – not during and not post-election, outside of knowing that since the election she seems to have deemed herself as the “unofficial spokeswoman” for the GOP. And why shouldn’t she feel that way? The mainstream media, always on the hunt for self-loathing Republicans, […]


Special Report: The McCain Presidency at One Hundred Days – by Mwalimu Daudi

Posted by: ST on May 1, 2009 at 9:28 am » 12 Comments

This comment was posted in yesterday’s open thread, and I felt it deserved it’s own. Full credit goes to ST reader Mwalimu Daudi. Enjoy! The McCain Presidency at One Hundred Days By Mwalimu Daudi (AP) His jaw set in a seemingly permanant grimace, the ex-POW John McCain looks older than his 73 years. A mixture […]


The ineptitude of the McCain campaign strikes again

Posted by: ST on December 13, 2008 at 1:04 pm » 4 Comments

The headline says it all: McCain Campaign Sells Info-Loaded Blackberry to FOX 5 Reporter They were having a “going out of business” sales of sorts at the campaign’s HQ in Arlington, and they were selling everything they could, including – apparently – some Blackberries that still had campaign emails and private phone numbers on them. […]