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John Mccain Maverick

McCain's Shocking Achievement

Hotline On Call | Reid Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The politician who once best exemplified the idea of a "maverick" independent has shifted so far to the right that he is now tied for the title of the...

The Worst Political Clichés: From 'Tax-And-Spend' To 'Maverick'

Politics Daily | Walter Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sure, you can write hymns to bipartisanship and prattle on about compromise in politically divided Washington, but please stop pledging to "work acros...

New John McCain Profile Reveals A Frustrated, Angry, Insecure Senator

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Not too long ago, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) was considered the consummate maverick. A stubbornly principled politician who was willing to buck his pa...

Jason Linkins

John McCain Not A Maverick: Proven With Math! | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

[N.B. I inadvertently bollixed some of the attributions below. Corrections have been made, errors struck through. Apologies to all for my mistake.] H...

Why an Investigative Journalist Is Running Against John McCain

John Dougherty | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Dougherty

McCain's calculated and desperate gambit to appease Arizona's rabid Right, a move that Jon Stewart aptly described as "shorting his soul," convinced me it was time to challenge him in his own arena: politics.

John McCain: I'm NOT A Maverick -- Or Am I? (VIDEOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John McCain, the maverick? Apparently not anymore. "I never considered myself a maverick," McCain told Newsweek's David Margolick in an interview i...

Wash Post: McCain The Maverick Is Back

Washington Post | Shailagh Murray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A joke made its way around the Capitol yesterday: How do you know the 2008 election is really over? Because John McCain is causing trouble for Republi...

Original Mavericks To McCain: "You're No Maverick"

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Brave New Films talks to the actual original Mavericks, who aren't too fond of John McCain using their name: Fontaine Maverick, great-great-grandd...

Out of Line: No Maverick

Mort Gerberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mort Gerberg


It's Not Just Palin -- It's The Message

Joe Trippi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Trippi

In a country that yearns for post-partisan change, the Obama campaign risks sounding too partisan and like more of the same.

Don't Think of a Maverick! Could the Obama Campaign Be Improved?

George Lakoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
George Lakoff

Obama needs to be Obama again, the inspiring figure who gives us hope, not the dull policy wonk. Post-Palin, the Obama-Biden campaign seems to have become the Gore-Kerry-Hillary campaign.

GOP Consultant: McCain A "Grumpy Old Man"

Washington Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. John McCain, American war hero and admired political maverick, as well as presumed Republican nominee for president, had a message for Elisabeth ...

The Press Talks About an Obama Bias, All While Giving McCain Special Treatment

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

For McCain to try to argue that he is not being treated fairly by the media is downright outrageous. Nobody in the history of modern politics has been a bigger media sweetheart than John McCain.

Democrats Still Have Work to Do to Win in November

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

I besiege Democrats not to take an Obama win for granted. We can't assume everyone in the country is aware of McCain's weaknesses and fidelity to the Bush agenda.

What John McCain Told Me, and What it Says About How Far He's Fallen

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

At a dinner party in Los Angeles not long after the 2000 election, John McCain admitted to me that he hadn't voted for George Bush.

'Reformer' McCain Repeatedly Did Favors For Wealthy Donor

NY Times | David Kirkpatrick & Jim Rutenburg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Donald R. Diamond, a wealthy Arizona real estate developer, was racing to snap up a stretch of virgin California coast freed by the closing of an Army...