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Joe Biden Blasts McCain In Scathing Foreign Policy Speech

Politico | Daniel Reilly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In what could be a preview of the Democrats' main foreign policy attack in the fall, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Joe Biden (D-Del.) is...

McCain, Military Oppose Expanding GI Bill

ABC News | Z. Byron Wolf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, seemed to give a thumbs down to bipartisan legislation that would greatly ...

Howard Dean: GOP Trying To Weasel Out Of McCain "100 Years" Comment

The Hill | Sam Youngman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Howard Dean, chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), accused Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and the Republican Party of trying to deceive vot...

The Senators Grill Petraeus; My Brother Messages Me From Iraq

Kelly Nuxoll | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kelly Nuxoll

As the Senate hearing on Iraq was winding down, I received an IM from my brother Sam, a soldier in Iraq. He's asking the same thing as the senators: "What are we doing here?"

John McCain Iraq Progress Speech Interrupted By News Of Green Zone Attacks

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Today, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) spoke to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, making the case for the "unmistakable progress" in Iraq. A telling moment in hi...

John McCain Goes For A Physical: "I'm as Healthy as the Economy!"

Nathaniel Bach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nathaniel Bach

McCain can't blame his campaign-trail Iraq war gaffes on a deteriorating mind. Which means that instead he's simply misinformed and does not understand the war we're waging or whom we're waging it against.

John McCain Falsely Claims Sadr Declared Ceasefire -- Again!

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Appearing on Fox News Sunday this morning Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) repeated the false claim that Muqtada al-Sadr declared the ceasefire in Basra last w...

Jason Linkins

McCain Clueless, Contradictory On al-Sadr's Influence In Iraq | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For all of John McCain's claims to both foreign policy experience and a keen understanding on what needs to be done in Iraq, it seems that with each p...

Fierce Iraq Fighting Forces War Back Onto Campaign Trail

The New York Times | MICHAEL COOPER and LARRY ROHTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The heavy fighting that broke out last week as Iraqi security forces tried to oust Shiite militias from Basra is reverberating on the presidential cam...

McCain: I "Had No Confidence" In Bush Before The Surge

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) has long held that he was the "greatest critic" of Donald Rumsfeld's strategy in Iraq. Now, as he moves into the general elect...

Many Arabs Fear McCain Would Continue Bush Policy

Reuters | Nadim Ladki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Arabs keen to see the end of George W. Bush's presidency fear that a win for likely Republican candidate John McCain will bring little change to U.S. ...

McCain Pushed For War In Iraq For 10 Years

LA Times | Bob Drogin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As America's war in Iraq enters its sixth year, Sen. John McCain is hoping that his long effort to send thousands more U.S. troops -- a "surge" that h...

McCain Foreign Policy Shows Mixed Signals

LA Times | Paul Richter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. John McCain is well-known for scorching denunciations of Democrats, who he says would raise the "white flag of surrender" by cutting off funds fo...

McCain Surrogate: "Christian Right" A Serious Problem

Haaretz | Shmuel Rosner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The location keeps changing, and the speakers might be different as well, but the goal remains the same: courting the Jewish vote. Today, it was in Wa...

McCain Trip Comes During Iraq Milestones

AP | RYAN LENZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BAGHDAD — Sen. John McCain's trip to Iraq, which began Sunday in Baghdad, coincides with a number of milestones. The Iraq war, to which the pro...

Obama: "Security Gap" Exists Between Rhetoric And Reality

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: John McCain's camp has responded to Obama, saying his speech fails "National Security 101". On McCain's Iran-Al-Qaeda flap: "To say that inv...

John McCain Heads To Iraq, Jerusalem

Washington Times | Joseph Curl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With the Democratic presidential contenders crisscrossing Pennsylvania in a provincial battle for the nomination, presumptive Republican nominee Sen. ...

End of a Romance: Why the Media and Independent Voters Need to Break Up with John McCain

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

I hate to be the one to break up a love affair, but I can no longer stand idly by and watch the media and independent voters continue to throw themselves at the feet of John McCain.

Female Suicide Bomber Kills 43 in Iraq

AP | KIM GAMEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BAGHDAD — A female suicide bomber struck Shiite worshippers in the holy city of Karbala on Monday, an official and a witness said, killing at le...

Sam Stein

McCain Declines To Push For Iraq Oil Audit | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

This past week, two senior members of the Senate Armed Service Committee -- chairman Carl Levin (D-MI) and former chairman John Warner (R-VA) -- penne...

Iraq Veteran Says McCain Policy Is Wrong

AP | WILL LESTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Speaking on behalf of the Democratic Party, an Iraq combat veteran said Saturday that apparent GOP nominee John McCain should not w...

Klein: McCain "Should Know Better" On Iraq

Time | Joe Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John McCain continues to fight a different war in Iraq than...the U.S. military. It is a simple war of good v. evil, us v. Al Qaeda. There are aspects...

John McCain Says He Could Lose Over Iraq War

AP | LIZ SIDOTI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio — John McCain said Monday that to win the White House he must convince a war-weary country that U.S. policy in Iraq is succeed...

McCain "Virtually Indistinguishable" From Bush On Iraq, Economy, Health Care

Bloomberg | Edwin Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senator John McCain's battles with George W. Bush date back to the 2000 presidential campaign. That's a political strength these days, says Republican...

DNC Video Catches McCain Flip Flops On Iraq

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The DNC has released a web video compiling public comments by John McCain on Iraq, which they call, "The Double Talk Express." Expect to see more con...