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Randy Scheunemann

Beyond Game Change: Five Undisputed Facts About Sarah Palin's Behavior During the 2008 Campaign

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 05.01.2012 | Media
Geoffrey Dunn

The he-said-she-said nature of the Game Change controversy -- all based on off-the-record sources -- creates an opportunity for pushback and denial. The uncontested documents from the 2008 campaign, however, provide no squirm room for Palin and her minions.

Uh Oh! Sarah Palin Adviser Linked To George Soros

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Someone call Glenn Beck's red phone! The conservative commentator's current arch-nemesis, liberal financier George Soros, is cutting paychecks to a...

Palin Advisor Is a Former BP Lobbyist & Foreign Agent

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Geoffrey Dunn

Palin rattles off a good game about Big Oil and lobbyists. Yet government documents reveal that a top aide of hers served as a lobbyist for BP Amoco from 1999-2000, receiving payments through his former lobbying firm the Mercury Group.

Conservatives Back Obama On Afghanistan

Politico | Ben Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Prominent conservative foreign policy thinkers and activists who backed the Iraq war are circulating a letter to President Obama supporting his engage...

Georgia and the Push for Cold War

David Bromwich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Bromwich

Outside of the U.S., the utterances of Bush and McCain on Georgia are greeted with laughter, for they betoken a hypocrisy so ingrained it suggests insanity. The U.S. looks in the mirror and what do we see? Russia.

When Randy Met Sarah

Lionel Beehner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lionel Beehner

Randy Scheunemann always struck me as someone whose views of the world were too sketchy and scary to be taken seriously. It is fitting that he and Sarah Palin found each other.

Top McCain Aide Secretly Fired Last Week For "Trashing" Staffers

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CNN reports that senior McCain aide, and chief foreign policy adviser, Randy Scheunemann was fired a week before Election Day for "trashing" McCain st...

McCain Campaign: "Bullshit" To Deny That Obama Palled Around With Terrorists

The Atlantic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In response to an earlier post on Marc Ambinder's Atlantic blog, Randy Scheunemann, McCain's chief foreign policy adviser (pictured at left), had some...

Jason Linkins

McCain Holds Conference Call To Address Al Qaeda Endorsement | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

This morning, for reasons beyond understanding, the McCain campaign is going to have a conference call, in which they will presumably turn down the en...

McCain Adviser Scheunemann Behind Neocon Iraq War Lobby

Mother Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the fall of 2002, the man who would become the John McCain campaign's top foreign policy adviser was tasked with a sensitive project at the behest ...

McCain's Straight Mess Express

The Real News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Real News

The shaky foundations of the McCain platform continue to quiver as McCain appears to be flip-flopping from one position to the next on a variety of issues.

The Palin Doctrine: Why the Neocons Are So Excited

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

Sarah Palin may not have known what the Bush Doctrine was, but we're getting a pretty good idea of what the Palin Doctrine is. And what is it going to look like? Let's just say, it's going to seem familiar.

McCain: For Sale To The Highest Donors

Paul Peete | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Paul Peete

The mainstream media has documented the facts over the years but has failed to tie them together during the election. John McCain is no maverick; he' a master of the quid pro quo.

Who is Randy Scheunemann?

The Real News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Real News

Basically he is a neo-conservative which in the context of American politics means he belongs to a very small group of intellectuals who think that America should basically take over the running of the world and spread democracy through ideas first and military power second."

Some Foreign Policy Advice For Sarah Palin

Lionel Beehner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lionel Beehner

Grab some good foreign policy experts on the Right. Contrary to popular opinion, they do exist. Or if you are being briefed by Randy Scheunemann, take everything he says, reverse it, and you'll be just fine.

John McCain: Campaign Lobbyist in Chief

Janet Ritz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Janet Ritz

John McCain's attempted co-opt of the Obama campaign's change message avoids the fact that McCain has surrounded himself with a campaign staff of top ...

John McCain Channels Reagan: Both the Good and the Troubling

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Tonight, McCain gave us a big dose of Reagan's national greatness flourish in a dignified, genteel and pleasant manner. His speaking style was reminiscent of Reagan -- without the memorable lines.

A New Cold War Does Not Benefit Obama

Lionel Beehner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lionel Beehner

McCain likes to say that Obama is willing to lose a war (in Iraq) to win a campaign. Interestingly, it appears that McCain is willing to start a new cold war to win a campaign.

John McCain Comes to Sacramento

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

John McCain came to Sacramento today. He came for a fundraiser with his fellow fat-cat Republicans. Well-healed lobbyists and donors filed past our ...

Reporter Cut Off McCain Call For Questioning Attack

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rudy Giuliani's appearance on a McCain conference call got off to a rocky start when Ron Kampeas, the Washington, D.C. of the Jewish Telegraphic Agenc...

Sam Stein

McCain's Russia Lobbyists Confuse Georgia Defense | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the wake of John McCain's forceful rebuke of Russia for sending invading forces into Georgia, scrutiny has been placed on the role McCain's chief f...

Why Does the Media and the American Public Allow McCain to Ignore the Facts with No Consequences?

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

If Britney or Paris were to claim they were virgins, the media and public would go into apoplexy, but McCain can be equally dishonest about important policy issues, and virtually nobody says a word.

McCain "Proud" Of His Adviser's Georgia Lobbying

USA Today | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain told USA TODAY on Sunday that he has no problem with his top foreign policy adviser Randy Sche...

The Personification of the Military-Industrial Racket

Joe Lauria | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Lauria

Randy Scheunemann stands as living, breathing proof of the incestuous relationship between the White House, the Pentagon, defense contractors, Congress and foreign governments: the military industrial complex.

McCain Adviser Paid By Georgia To Lobby Senator

AP | PETE YOST | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — John McCain's chief foreign policy adviser and his business partner lobbied the senator or his staff on 49 occasions in a 3 1/2-yea...