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McCain gets mad at Obama for Christmas shopping

Why does Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) hate Christmas? The Arizona senator slammed President Barack Obama on Thursday for buying Christmas gifts for his daughters instead of meeting with the House Republicans who are refusing to pass a payroll tax cut extension. “The four previous presidents I served under, including President…

Maxine Waters: Super ‘secret’ committee is ‘a bad deal’

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) appeared on MSNBC Monday morning to express her major concerns over the “super committee” deficit reduction talks. The Congressional Black Caucus member, who has introduced a bill to strip power from the 12 person panel, called the entire committee “a bad deal.” “This super committee, this…

McCain faults Obama over Iran assassination plot

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) said Thursday that President Barack Obama could have prevented Iran’s “inept” plot to kill the Saudi ambassador to the United States. “The thing that’s surprising about it is how ridiculously inept [the plot] was,” the former Republican presidential nominee told CBS’ Eric Hill. “I think the…

Proposed bill would bring foreign earnings back to U.S.

Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC) Thursday introduced a bill she and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) are co-sponsoring to repatriate foreign tax dollars into the U.S. economy. The Foreign Earnings Reinvestment Act would offer corporations to pay less in taxes if they wanted to bring their overseas earnings back to the U.S.…

McCain: ‘Hard to react’ to GOP audience booing gay soldier

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) says that Republican candidates should have rebuked members of the audience that booed a gay service member during Fox News’ September presidential debate but it is sometimes “hard to react” while on stage. “The fact is that we should honor every man and woman who is…

John Brennan: Obama still committed to closing Guantanamo Bay

President Barack Obama’s top counterterrorism adviser said Thursday that the administration had not abandoned its pledge to close down Guantanamo Bay and announced that no new prisoners would be sent to the controversial detention facility. “We’re not going to bring people to Guantanamo,” Deputy National Security Adviser John Brennan told…

Leaked cable: Sen. McCain promised to help Gaddafi obtain U.S. military hardware

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) promised to help former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi obtain U.S. military hardware as one of the United States’ partners in the war on terror, according to a U.S. diplomatic cable released Wednesday by anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks. The meeting, which took place just over a year ago…

Obama campaign mulls attacks on Mitt Romney’s religion

President Barack Obama’s advisers consider former governor Mitt Romney (R-MA) their most likely opponent in 2012, according to Ben Smith and Johnathan Martin of Politico. And so, in the words of one anonymous Democratic strategist, they are going to try to “kill” him by borrowing the tactics used by then-President…

McCain knocks Republicans for challenging Obama on Libya

WASHINGTON – As the House GOP prepares to throw a wrench into President Barack Obama’s military operation in Libya, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) accused Republicans of attacking his former 2008 rival for partisan gain. “Is this the time for Congress to turn against this policy? Is this the time time…

Exclusive: Sen. Kerry insists commercial privacy bill is not ‘a step backwards’

An effort by two U.S. Senators to cement a broad series of privacy protections into federal law came under fire last week when a legislative analysis from the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) suggested that it might override numerous state laws that offer even stronger safeguards for consumer information. Contacted by…

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