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Brand Expert Scores Obama v. McCain 7 Ways

John Tepper Marlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Tepper Marlin

The Obama and McCain brands have been rated by branding-strategy expert Patt Cottingham of Genuine Imprints, Ltd . Her paper "Brand Obama or Brand Mc...

Seth Colter Walls

Watchdog Group Links McCain's Ties To Freddie And Fannie With Keating Scandal | Seth Colter Walls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Wednesday, a non-partisan watchdog group unveiled a new ad that compares John McCain's role in the current financial mess to the Keating Five scand...

Seth Colter Walls

McCain Repeating Keating Era Mistakes, Regulator Warns | Seth Colter Walls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As the stock market recovers from its biggest single-day drop since the crash of 1987, a former federal regulator who had a front-row view of John McC...

The Gambler

Gary Marcus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Marcus

Is a reckless gambler who may have lost a step really the sort of person we need as the next President of the United States.

Fox News Guest Who Mentions Keating 5 Told To "Pipe Down"

Raw Story | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Keating Five scandal, and John McCain's role in it, has received relatively little mention in presidential campaign coverage, and at least one Fox...

Jed Lewison

John McCain's Keating Five Problem In 97 Seconds (VIDEO) | Jed Lewison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Here's a new video taking a look at John McCain's Keating Five problem in just 97 seconds. The video combines archival footage of CBS and NBC News (i...

Hammering Home the Keating Five Message

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

To try to deny that McCain's formative economic experience was intimidating banking regulators -- and that he was rebuked for doing that -- is trying to perpetrate a fraud on the American people.

Will The Keating Five Scandal Come Back To Haunt McCain?

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Last night on MSNBC's Countdown With Keith Olbermann, Newsweek's Jonathan Alter wondered how John McCain is "getting a free ride" in this economic cri...

Did McCain Learn Anything From His Keating Five Experience?

Howie Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howie Klein

Early in his congressional career McCain was taking bribes -- to the tune of $112,000 in campaign contributions -- from Charles Keating, a family frie...

Friday Talking Points [48] -- Throwing Out The Rulebook

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Back in Volume 36 of this Friday Talking Points column, I pointed out what seemed to me to be an obvious observation -- that the media was going a lot...

Sam Stein

Senate Dem Raises Keating Five, Rips McCain On Economy, Palin | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of the Senate's most progressive members ripped John McCain on Tuesday for offering a phony populist self-portrayal in the wake of the current cri...

Obama or 527s Must Tell Keating Five Story

Joseph Romm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph Romm

The Keating Five scandal is a crucial back story that undercuts McCain's entire image as an ethical reformer who can clean up Washington. It foreshadows everything McCain has become.

Friday Talking Points [47] -- Our First Anniversary

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Surprise! It's our first anniversary column! But before we get to that, I have to pass on this information, in the hopes nobody will get stung by a v...

The Man Who Called His Wife a "C--t" Cries "Sexism!"

Seth Grahame-Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Seth Grahame-Smith

The man who joked about Chelsea Clinton being "ugly" cries "offensive!" The man who can't remember how many houses he owns cries "elitist!" And America eats it up.

Feds Finally Seize Failed Bank That McCain's Son Ran

Mark Nickolas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Nickolas

Sadly, America is in the thick of the biggest national financial crisis since the savings and loan meltdown of the 1980s and McCain was at the epicenter of the 11th bank failure this year.

Sarah Palin: You're No Dan Quayle -- and That's Not a Compliment!

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Russnow

John McCain sold his soul in the bleakest of hopes that he could convert angry Hillary voters to his cause.

Friday Talking Points [44] -- McCain House Party!

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

John McCain said something ridiculous to a reporter yesterday. I hasten to point out that the previous sentence should have been a major media headlin...

Friday Talking Points [43] -- And The Gold Medal For Snarkiness Goes To...

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I don't usually comment on sports, so take anything I say with a grain of salt. I'm no professional sports guy, nor do I play one on the web. But I h...

National Media Finally Examining McCain's Son Role In Failing Bank

Mark Nickolas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Nickolas

Silver State, yesterday, further revised its dismal second quarter results, during which time Andrew McCain served on the board and on its audit committee, to include another $10 million in losses.

FDIC Poised To Seize Failing Bank Where McCain's Son Served As Director and Audit Committee Member?

Mark Nickolas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Nickolas

A quick update on the still unreported saga of Silver State Bancorp, the failing bank where John McCain's (R) son Andrew served as a director and memb...

Friday Talking Points [41] -- The Silly Season

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I have a confession to make. I actually watch the network news. Maybe I should enter into a twelve-step program or something. But I don't watch the ...

Still No Answer Why McCain's Son Quit Board Of Failing Bank

Mark Nickolas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mark Nickolas

Six days after Andrew McCain suddenly resigned as a member of the board of directors and audit committee of Silver State Bancorp, there's still a great deal of mystery about his departure, as no one is talking.

20 Years Later: Another McCain At Center Of A Bank Collapse and Government Take-Over?

Mark Nickolas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Nickolas

Almost exactly 20 years ago -- in the middle of the saving and loan crisis -- federal regulators seized Lincoln Savings and Loan Association of Irvine...

The Real Legacy of the 'Reagan Revolution'

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Scheer

Indifference to economics does not explain the prominence of Phil Gramm in the McCain campaign during the U.S. financial crisis. Indifference to the folks losing their homes is a more plausible explanation.

Friday Talking Points [36] -- End The Media's Pro-McCain Bias! Now!!

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Chris Weigant

McCain has joked that the media is "his base" of support. It was a funny line, but there is a truth at its core: the media has been hard on Obama but unbelievably light on McCain. And this has to stop. Now.