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Conduct Unbecoming: John McCain's Dishonorable Endgame

Gary Cohan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Cohan

He has now earned the ignominious fate of a public "court martial" in polling places all across America on November 4th.

Presidential Debates Preview: McCain "Scrappy," Expect Many POW References

NY Times | KATHARINE Q. SEELYE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senator John McCain, the Republican presidential nominee, heads into the first debate on Friday with a track record as a scrappy combatant and the ins...

McCain's Use of POW Card Makes Medical Records Fair Game

Brandon Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brandon Friedman

If the extent of his war injuries prevents McCain from learning "how to get online," that's fine -- though he should have the decency to divulge to America what his actual limitations are.

Seth Colter Walls

Obama Camp Steps Up Attack On McCain's Honor | Seth Colter Walls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

***UPDATED BELOW*** For some Democratic observers, it's been one of the most intensely debated questions of the general election campaign. Can you ca...

MediaBizBuzz on Democrats, Republicans, Gustav and Ike

Jerry Weinstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jerry Weinstein

Click for News, Photos and all the links to major press coverage of the Republican Convention and for the Democratic reaction. This past week could ha...

The "P" in "POW" Does Not Stand for "President"

ZP Heller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
ZP Heller

For all the talk of candidates needing "experience" in this election, the only real experience the GOP is concerned with is McCain's POW past.

Former POW Says McCain Is "Not Cut Out to be President"

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

Phillip Butler, a veteran who was a prisoner with McCain in Vietnam, is explaining loud and clear that being a POW does not qualify McCain to lead our country.

P.O.W., It's the New Teflon

Logan Nakyanzi Pollard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Logan Nakyanzi Pollard

McCain has been tweaking his P.O.W. story, with some variation, for many years. For Democrats, critiquing its overuse is too little, too late.

WATCH: McCain & My Mom

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lee Stranahan

Some people say this is unfair... cross posted at

I've Written a Book I'd Like You to Read ...a note from Michael Moore

Michael Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michael Moore

Friends, This morning my new book officially goes on sale. It has a fancy title: "Mike's Election Guide." It's cheap ($11.19 on Amazon). It's got a c...

Homes in the Range

August J. Pollak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
August J. Pollak

Amazingly, John McCain's explanation for his wealth has some flaws in logic. To see more of August J. Pollak's cartoon "Some Guy With a Website,"...

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...

A Noun, A Verb and POW

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

People are beginning to see through the false modesty and see how he uses the Hanoi Hilton as an excuse whenever he gets into trouble. If you don't have an answer for something, just pull it out.

John McCain Needs to Lay Off the POW Talk

Brandon Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brandon Friedman

McCain justified not knowing how many houses he has by saying he was a POW in Vietnam, four decades ago. I have some things to say about this.

Playing The POW Card

Chuck Lasker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Chuck Lasker

Responding to the idea that the GOP candidate unfairly listened in to the Faith Forum questions in advance, a McCain spokesperson said that "the insinuation that John McCain, a former prisoner of war, cheated is outrageous."

Is McCain Being Brainwashed by his Advisors?

Bill Katovsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Katovsky

Bringing aboard cutthroat veterans from the Bush '04 team injected new life into McCain's campaign, but it also produced disgust among many observers -- and the potential for backlash among independent voters.

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.

David Ignatius Presents the Fable of John McCain

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Cenk Uygur

McCain was a POW, and he showed extraordinary courage and perseverance, and was a hero at that time. The way he has run his campaign at this time is not heroic -- it is downright despicable.

Five Staffers McCain Should Fire

Natasha Vargas-Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Natasha Vargas-Cooper

You're a damn war hero, McCain. It's time to cowboy up and nail some people's asses to the wall. Let the purge begin, brother, otherwise the only thing you're going to president of is the steering committee at the Elks Lodge.

Friday Talking Points [38] -- Whiners And Cheeseheads

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Welcome back to Friday Talking Points, after a one-week hiatus! While plenty has happened in the past two weeks which bears close and careful analysis...

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.