McCain embarrassed himself at Comey hearing

  The last lawmaker to pose questions to former FBI Director James Comey at this morning’s meeting of the Senate Intelligence Committee was John McCain, the Arizona Republican. His performance was pathetic, to put it kindly. The 80-year-old McCain at times made no sense at all. He repeatedly conflated the continuing investigation of Russian meddling in the American presidential campaign with the now-closed probe of Hillary Clinton’s private email server. He asked Comey why the Clinton investigation was concluded while the...

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Why does John McCain continue to defend Sarah Palin?

    One has to wonder if Sarah Palin has something on John McCain, something that prevents him from ever uttering a disparaging word about her. When Palin clownishly endorsed the presidential candidacy of Donald Trump, a man who has insultingly questioned McCain’s heroism in the Vietnam War, McCain reacted almost approvingly. “I respect her view,” he said. “I have great affection and appreciation for her. I respect what she does.” Appreciation for her? As McCain’s running mate in the 2008 presidential race,...

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Big surprise! John McCain is war-mongering again!

It seems that every week or so,  Republican Sen. John McCain is calling for American boots on the ground or bombers in the air in some trouble spot or another somewhere in the world. This time it’s North Korea. McCain scoffs at President Obama’s characterization of North Korea’s hacking of Sony Pictures’ computers as merely “an act of cybervandalism.” Rather, he says it’s an outright “act of war” to which “we need to react vigorously.” Any day now, McCain likely will call for...

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Sorry, Sen. McCain, but Gen. Petraeus disagrees with you on the Iraq issue

Republican Sen. John McCain, the war hawk’s war hawk, recommended the other day that President Obama fire his entire national security team and replace them with retired Army Gen. David Petraeus. Petraeus previously was the head of U.S. forces in Afghanistan and was later the boss at the CIA. He retired a few years ago after an adulterous affair came to light. But that sex scandal isn’t the principal reason why we should wonder at McCain’s enthusiasm for having Petraeus on call to deal with Iraq. As Steve Benen POINTS OUT,...

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Poll: Twice as many Americans agree with Obama than with McCain on Iraq

War-mongering apparently is not as popular among Americans as it used to be. HERE‘s the latest evidence: More Americans agree with President Barack Obama’s views on Iraq than those of Sen. John McCain, a new poll says. According to a Public Policy Polling survey released Tuesday, 54 percent of voters say they agree more with the president on Iraq, compared with 28 percent who said they agree more with McCain. Before answering the question, respondents were told about the president’s announcement Friday that he will not send U.S. combat...

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