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In wake of Tucson shootings, Palin sees worst poll numbers of her career

Even as most Americans said they did not believe Fox News employee Sarah Palin was in any way responsible for the recent mass shooting in Tucson, Arizona, the former Alaska governor’s poll numbers have taken such a significant hit in recent months that they’ve finally reached the lowest point in…

‘I should be president!’ Daily Show‘s ‘puppet McCain’ laments

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) has always come off as a bit cranky, but his puppet counterpart on The Daily Show is off the charts. “McCain stands now less as a paragon of straight talk independence and more as an object lesson as just how f*cking mad people get when they…

More Republicans calling for cutting Pentagon budget

The top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee is worried about a growing number of fellow Republicans that are open to cutting the Pentagon’s budget. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) told a foreign policy forum Monday that he was concerned about “the rise of protectionism and isolationism in the Republican…

McCain rejects Pentagon study on ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’

The top Republican senator on the Armed Services Committee says a Pentagon study on how to implement the repeal of the military’s ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy doesn’t go far enough. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) said Sunday that he wasn’t willing to accept leaked results of a study that found…

Flip-flop: Cindy McCain says she backs effort to keep ‘don’t ask’

Barely a day after she appeared in a gay-rights video urging the repeal of the military’s gay ban, Cindy McCain announced she supports her husband’s efforts to keep the policy in place. “I fully support the NOH8 campaign and all it stands for and am proud to be a part…

Cindy McCain blasts ‘don’t ask’ as husband fights to keep it alive

Even as Sen. John McCain leads the effort to keep the military gay ban in place, his wife is appearing in a new video criticizing anti-gay laws for what she says are their role in bullying and gay teen suicides. In a new video from NOH8, a gay-rights campaign started…

‘I’d have endorsed Obama if they’d asked me,’ Bush reportedly said

It’s an age old question: Who are “they” and what do they want from us? Apparently “they” wanted former US President George W. Bush to endorse Sen. John McCain for president — but “I’d have endorsed Obama if they’d asked me,” he reportedly told a group of British diplomats in…

Bush: Waterboarding legal ‘because the lawyer said it was’

Is waterboarding torture, as the UN Convention Against Torture asserts? Or is it not torture, but just punishable by death? (Sen. John McCain pointed out during his presidential campaign that the US hanged several Japanese men after they were convicted of waterboarding American soldiers during World War II). Or is…

Maddow: Blindly hoping Senate will end ‘don’t ask’ is ‘not a plan’

After a federal judge issued an injunction against the enforcement of the military’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy on Tuesday, hopes were high among gay rights activists that the White House would allow the decision to stand. By Wednesday, however, remarks by Press Secretary Robert Gibbs had made it clear…

Stewart jabs Arizona immigration law, ‘pre-insane McCain’

Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart turned his comedic focus Thursday on Arizona’s controversial immigration and took a shot at Sen. John McCain in the process. SB 1070 faces stiff competition but it’s supported by McCain (R-AZ) who was once an outspoken champion of rights for undocumented workers. Stewart explained that this…

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