Senator John McCain Claims Ukraine President Yanukovich ‘Overthrown Peacefully’

By: Monday September 1, 2014 8:52 am

Perhaps one of the reasons Senator John McCain has been so consistently wrong about world events is that he is living in an alternate reality. Over the weekend Senator McCain told Face The Nation that former Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovich was “overthrown peacefully by the people of Ukraine.” Regardless of how you feel about Viktor [...]

Pentagon Presents War Plans For Syria

By: Tuesday July 23, 2013 5:50 am

The Department of Defense presented Congress with its options and analysis for military intervention in the Syrian Civil War. The plans would cost billions of dollars and could lead to increasing instability in the region. The Pentagon has provided Congress with its first detailed list of military options to stem the bloody civil war in [...]

John McCain Sneaks Into Syria To Meet With Rebels About US Military Assistance

By: Tuesday May 28, 2013 5:49 am

Senator John McCain spent Memorial Day in Syria meeting with rebels trying to overthrow the Assad Regime. The trip symbolizes McCain’s opposition to President Obama’s current Syrian policy of limited aid and intervention. Sen. John McCain Monday became the highest-ranking U.S. official to enter Syria since the bloody civil war there began more than two [...]

Graham, McCain, Ayotte, And King Put Out Statement To Remove Boston Bombing Suspect’s Rights

By: Monday April 22, 2013 5:58 am

A joint statement by Senators John McCain, Kelly Ayotte, Lindsey Graham, and Representative Peter King calls for a man accused of participating in the Boston Marathon Bombing, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, to be charged and handled as an enemy combatant and outside the constitution despite Tsarnaev being a U.S. citizen. “It is clear the events we have [...]

McCain-Paul Feud Carries Over Into CPAC

By: Friday March 15, 2013 6:00 am

What started as an Obama nominee filibuster has split the Republican Party in two. The principal combatants being Senator John McCain representing the imperialist faction and Senator Rand Paul representing the libertarian faction. The battle could determine the future of American foreign policy and civil liberties. The dispute got personal with Senator McCain calling Senator [...]

GOP Splits In Two Over Civil Liberties And Drones

By: Wednesday March 13, 2013 6:03 am

Only a few months after being defeated in the Presidential Election the Republican Party is having an identity crisis. The party has split in two over the issue of civil liberties and presidential power. The split came to a head when Senator Rand Paul filibustered CIA Director John Brennan’s nomination for 13 hours. In response [...]

Hagel Makes It Through Tough Confirmation Hearing

By: Friday February 1, 2013 5:50 am

Fmr. Senator Chuck Hagel faced a tough confirmation hearing yesterday. Hagel’s Republican colleagues were particularly vicious claiming Hagel was anti-Israel, weak on Iran, and supports unilateral nuclear disarmament. The attacks though continually repeated had little to no evidence supporting them. One of the highlights was John McCain losing his cool over statements Hagel made on [...]

President Endorses Reinstatement of Assault Weapons Ban, Other Gun Safety Legislation

By: Wednesday December 19, 2012 6:20 am

The President will support a reinstatement of the assault weapons ban in the wake of the mass shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut. He will also “consider” legislation limiting extended magazines that carry a high capacity of bullets, as well as legislation closing the “gun show loophole,” which enables gun purchasers to avoid [...]

Disability Treaty Defeated in Senate Would Have Made No Changes to US Law

By: Tuesday December 4, 2012 1:56 pm

Harry Reid blasted out a reaction to the Senate defeat of an international treaty on disabilities, and the part that should jump out at you is this: It is a sad day when we cannot pass a treaty that simply brings the world up to the American standard for protecting people with disabilities because the [...]

Republicans Gear Up for Susan Rice Nomination Fight, Which Could Be Stopped By Ending the Filibuster

By: Wednesday November 28, 2012 7:00 am

Apparently the meetings between potential Secretary of State nominee Susan Rice and cranky old warhawks didn’t go very well. “Bottom line, I’m more disturbed now than I was before,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), one of the critics, said after the meeting. The Republican senators have repeatedly said they are concerned with how Rice explained what [...]

Defense-Minded Senators Broach Idea of “Balanced” Solution to Avoid Sequester

By: Tuesday September 25, 2012 6:16 am

A curious coalition has come together to petition the Senate leadership of both parties to work on a bipartisan deal to avoid the sequester, the automatic cuts to defense and discretionary spending. Six senators, three in each party, wrote the letter to Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell. It’s mostly generic, but the identity of those [...]

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