Senator John McCain (R-AZ) will be remembered with a funeral fit for a president when he is laid to rest at the U.S. Naval Academy Cemetery in Annapolis, Maryland on Saturday, Sept. 1. McCain died at his Arizona ranch on Saturday, August 25, after a long battle with brain cancer. He was 81.
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Senator John McCain voted to kill Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s Health Care Freedom Act, known as the “skinny repeal” bill, which failed in the Senate by a vote of 49-51 on Thursday night.
2 days after meeting with American President Barack Obama at the United Nations in NY, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered airstrikes in Syria.
In addition, Putin warned Washington to keep U.S. fighter jets out of Syrian airspace.
The start of airstrikes by Russian warplanes in Syria this morning caught Obama and his administration totally off guard.
It has been confirmed that the McCain camp did not know about VP moderator Gwen Ifill's book which basically predicts Sen. Barack Obama will win the presidency. The controversial book is due to be released on Nov. 4 -- the day of the elections. This, according to Greta Van Susteren on her blog:
I confirmed for us here on GretaWire: the McCain campaign did NOT know about Gwen Ifill’s book (I think I told them when I made my efforts - emails about midnight - to find out!) I am stunned….the campaign (actually both) should have been told before the campaign agreed to have her moderate. It simply is not fair - in law, this would create a mistrial.
The moderator of tomorrow's much-hyped showdown between Senator Joe Biden (D) and Gov. Sarah Palin (R) is putting out a book that promises to "shed new light" on Sen. Barack Obama.
The book's release date is being timed to coincide with the election of this country's new leader on Nov. 4.
Gwen Ifill is confident that Mr. Obama has the election in the bag. But should the moderator of such an important debate show such blatant bias towards one party? Couldn't she wait until after the debate to announce this book of hers?
Apparently, Ifill doesn't care if we know she's biased. She has faced criticism before for not treating candidates of both major parties the same.
During 2004's vice-presidential debate -- which Ifill moderated -- there was an intense exchange between Democrat John Edwards and Republican Dick Cheney.
Cheney asked Ifill for more time to rebut Edwards accusations because 30 seconds wasn't enough.
"Well, that's all you've got!" she snapped at Cheney. Later, Ifill told the Associated Press that the Democrats were "delighted' with her answer.
And viewers of PBS' Washington Week, which Ifill hosts, reported a "look of disgust" on Ifill's face when she reported on Sarah Plain's speech during the Republican National Convention. (Source)
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Last week, presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama launched a 'Truth Squad' in Missouri asking Missouri law enforcement to target anyone who lies or runs a misleading TV ad during the presidential campaign."
When I saw this video last week on The Huffington Post, I thought it was a joke. I assumed it was an SNL type parody and I kept waiting for the punch line -- only, it never came.
In an earlier post, I told you that Obama's camp reached out to TV stations in Ohio and Pennsylvania to block the airing of a National Rifle Association ad.
With this latest move, Obama takes us closer to an Orwellian society and gives new meaning to the words 'BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU.'
So confident that his camp put out this web ad declaring victory before the debate has even begun. They must know something we don't know.
If I was in Barack Obama's camp, I'd be a little nervous right about now. Ah, chess, what a wonderful game.
I don't understand the criticism of Gov. Sarah Palin. If any one of you can handle questions like Katie Couric threw at Palin, why not run for office yourself?
I see that Sen. Barack Obama's camp is, once again, attempting to trample upon the First Amendment rights to free speech. Politico.com reports that Obama's camp reached out to TV stations in Ohio and Pennsylvania yesterday to block the airing of a National Rifle Association ad.
This is an alarming trend. IF Obama is elected president, will he exert Orwellian control over TV stations to suppress programming that he feels puts him in a bad light? It's called censorship any way you look at it.
House and Senate negotiators from both parties said early Thursday that they had reached general agreement to move forward with the administration’s proposed $700 billion bailout of Wall Street to avoid a widespread economic collapse.
But Sen. Richard Shelby, the head of the Senate Banking Committee just emerged from a meeting at the White House and announced "there is no agreement".
This throws the first presidential debate tomorrow into question.
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Sen. John McCain's spokesman Tucker Bounds has assured MSNBC News that McCain will attend the debate in Mississippi tomorrow night:
Before John McCain suspended his campaign yesterday, the situation that we're looking at today looked very different then. After he showed leadership and called for bipartisanship, for us to partisanship aside and tackle this solution head on, here we are. And we're going into a debate, I think we're going there strong. (Source)
Still no word on whether Sen. John McCain will show up in Mississippi tomorrow night to debate Sen. Barack Obama.
But Obama aides say Obama plans to turn the debate into a town hall meeting if McCain doesn't show up.
Congressional Republicans and Democrats reported agreement in principle Thursday on a $700 billion bailout of the financial industry, and said they would present it to the Bush administration in hopes of a vote within days.
Emerging from a two-hour negotiating session, Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Conn., said, "We are very confident that we can act expeditiously."
"I now expect that we will indeed have a plan that can pass the House, pass the Senate (and) be signed by the president," said Sen. Bob Bennett, R-Utah.
The bipartisan consensus on the general direction of the legislation was reported just hours before President Bush was to host presidential contenders Barack Obama and John McCain and congressional leaders at the White House for discussions on how to clear obstacles to the unpopular rescue plan. (Source)
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Sen. Barack Obama was forced to eat his own words tonight after taking a phone call from President Bush and agreeing to a White House meeting.
In a call that lasted about 6 minutes, Bush summoned Obama to Washington to meet with both houses of Congress to get the $700 billion rescue plan passed.
It was the same request made earlier today by Republican presidential candidate McCain in a phone call to Obama.
But Obama initially refused McCain's request to postpone his campaign and meet with Congress. Obama decided instead to focus on the first presidential debate on Friday. McCain had earlier said he would skip the debate and return to Washington.
In an embarrassing display of hubris, Obama mocked McCain's decision to suspend his campaign by saying a President should be able to do more than one thing at a time.
But Obama's words may have backfired. On the liberal blog The Huffington Post, the reaction was mixed, with one reader saying any candidate who expects to be President in 40 days should put the needs of the country first.
Another reader wrote, "I hate to tell ya'll this but in the end Mcain will look golden and O will like a self-centered moron."
Some members of the liberal media are calling McCain's chess move "brilliant," because it caught Obama completely off guard.
According to the Associated Press, John McCain has decided to suspend his campaign and skip Friday's first presidential debate.
Instead, McCain will go to Washington DC to urge Congress to pass the $700 billion economic bailout package. This morning, McCain called upon Sen. Barack Obama to do the same, saying, "It's time for both parties to come together to solve this problem."
But Obama rejected McCain's request saying he was continuing his campaign and will be at the debate on Friday. Obama appeared to mock McCain when he said a President should be able to do more than one thing at a time.
Referring to the economic crisis as "this mess," Obama said. "This is exactly the time the American people need to hear from the person who in approximately 40 days will be responsible for dealing with this mess.
What I've told the leadership in Congress is that if I can be helpful, then I am prepared to be anywhere, anytime. What I think is important is that we don't suddenly infuse Capitol Hill with presidential politics."
The liberal media is referring to McCain's chess move as "brilliant."
There's another Obama email hoax making the rounds on the Internet. As you recall, last week I told you about an email instructing Obama supporters to wear blue on September 30 -- "Obama Blue Day".
Interestingly enough, Sen. Barack Obama's camp was totally unaware of "Obama Blue Day" when I contacted them.
Today, I received an email instructing the recipient to avoid wearing any campaign paraphernalia such as Obama t-shirts to the polls on Nov. 4 or they will be turned away. Here's an excerpt from the email:
Please, please, please advise everyone you know that they absolutely can NOT go to the polls wearing any Obama (or whoever you are voting for) shirts, pins, hats, etc. It is AGAINST THE LAW and will be grounds to have the polling officials to turn you away. This is considered campaigning and no one can campaign within X amount of feet of the polls. They are banking on us being overly excited and not being aware of this long standing law that you can bet will be ENFORCED THIS YEAR!!!!!
This is totally false and may even be a trick by McCain supporters.
There is no law that restricts voters from wearing a t-shirt bearing the likeness of their candidate at or near a polling office.
Individual states have different statutes governing polling place activities. But the restriction of campaign paraphernalia such as buttons, stickers and hats, etc. usually applies to poll workers and poll watchers -- not voters.