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Mccain Military Service

Seven Years Later, a Service Mandate

Jon Host | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon Host

I remain suspect of what McCain means when he speaks of "service." Every time he mentions it, his first reference is to the military.

Military Tries To Avoid Being Used As McCain Political Prop

LA Times | Julian E. Barnes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Like it or not, the military finds itself in a highly visible, and often uncomfortable, role in a campaign season that features a decora...

Clark's and Biden's Statements? Not Much Difference. Why No Fuss Now?

Tom D'Antoni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom D'Antoni

It's time to stop kissing McCain's red white and blue butt on the subject of serving in the military. General Clark, there are many of us who applauded your statement. I'm sorry you won't be at the convention.

Jason Linkins

New York Times Revises McCain's Military Record With Correction | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The New York Times carried a correction today for an August 9 story that essentially revises a key component of John McCain's military career -- that ...

Uncle Bubba for President

Emily Pease | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Emily Pease

Well, I've been thinking about it, and I've decided that if being a POW qualifies one to be President, then I wish my Uncle Bubba was still alive, because he definitely would've qualified.

Sam Stein

Webb Restates VP Rejection, But Offers Obama Defense On Bittergate | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With Reporting By Bolu Adeyeye At an event to promote his book on Tuesday evening, Sen. Jim Webb restated his decision to remove his name from Barack...

Old Vs. Change: Voters' Images Of McCain And Obama

AP | ALAN FRAM and TREVOR TOMPSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Now more than ever, it's the old guy against the agent of change. Ask people to blurt out their first words about the two presiden...

Reading The Pictures: McCain's War Cred Goes Belly Up

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

2008-07-02-mccainhanoi.jpgUntil Sunday, this well-known October 1967 image of McCain being pulled from a lake near Hanoi was used to convey heroism and elicit admiration and empathy.

Webb: McCain Should "Calm Down" on Military Service

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On MSNBC's "Countdown" to talk about his G.I. Bill, Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) got into the debate over Wesley Clark's comment on John McCain's military s...

Sam Stein

For McCain A Candidate's Military Pedigree Hasn't Always Mattered | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For the third straight day, Sen. John McCain's presidential campaign has raised a ruckus over comments suggesting that his military service may not, i...