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McCain Immigration

Jeff Danziger | Posted 03.31.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


John McCain To Barack Obama: Your Bus Is Ugly

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.17.2011 | Politics

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Monday that the bus on which President Barack Obama is traveling this week to campaign for his jobs plan is ugly. "I m...

Too Big To Fail

Kate Clinton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kate Clinton

We gay people keep saying we're just like straight people. We are not. We are much more tolerant. We have been putting up with tiresome phobia for long enough. What are they afraid of?

25 Things I Will Not Miss About McCain, Palin and the GOP

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

6. I will not miss hearing that trickle down economics is the way to keep America strong despite the fact that it's nearly destroyed us financially during the past eight years

The Straight Talk Train Wreck

Eugene Jarecki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eugene Jarecki

2008-10-30-mccainpull.jpg I'm not one to kick a man when he's down, but I feel compelled to share a cautionary tale of my own firsthand experience with the Straight-Talk Express. That hell-bent freight train rolled over me a couple years ago and I haven't felt the same since.

Friday Talking Points [53] -- Why McCain Is Losing, And Why Democrats Shouldn't Say So

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

John McCain is losing the race for the White House. Now, this doesn't mean he has already lost it -- we've still got to go vote, after all. I'll cov...

Wrong Lesson from McCain's "Town Hall"

Coleen Rowley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Coleen Rowley

The McCain campaign event, mishandled from start to finish, also furnished the worst lesson imaginable for those Lakeville high school students on how our country's constitutional democracy is supposed to function.

Dear John McCain -- Stay Away From References to Technology and Jell-O

Jessica Olien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jessica Olien

My friend, you don't want to be talking Jell-O. Jell-O conjures up images of nursing homes and Bill Cosby.

As Palin Refused To Answer Questions, Ifill Should Have Pushed Back

Judy Muller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Judy Muller

The debate got away from Gwen Ifill, and Sarah Palin got away with passing off folksy platitudes as substitutes for substance.

The George Will Revolt

Danielle Celena Belton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Danielle Celena Belton

George Will is through with the Straight Talk Express. His Tuesday column is a vigorous literary battering that never lets up as Will exerts his frustration and disappointment with McMaverick.

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.

Jason Linkins

Why Did The Media Break Up With McCain? Fox News Seeks Answers | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Have you been wondering why the longstanding affection between John McCain and the press corps has seemingly hit the skids? Probably not! After all,...

McCain, Obama on Energy, the Environment and AIDS

Eliza Margarita Bates and Cara Zwerling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Eliza Margarita Bates and Cara Zwerling

Over the course of this week, OffTheBus is running a primer on some of the most important foreign policy issues the next president will face. Today, the primer looks at where Obama and McCain stand on energy and environmental policy and the AIDS crisis.

McCain Secretly Plans New Tax on Middle Class

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

McCain intends to tax workers for the value of health insurance that they receive from their employers. Really. It's not included in the description of his plan on his web site.

Why the Democrats Need to Dumb It Down

Michelle Haimoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Haimoff

She makes them laugh and lets them think that they'll all head over to Culver's later for frozen custard and ButterBurgers.

What Is Barack Obama Thinking? Part I

Seth Greenland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Seth Greenland

I'm a little tired of the nice guy thing, the dignified thing, the loser thing. I can talk about the economy, or Iraq, education policy, or the environment, but let's face it... no one cares.

McCain Gets Prickly During Time Interview

Time | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Reporters have frequently commented on the degeneration of John McCain's "Straight Talk Express" policy throughout the campaign, but his lack of openn...

The McCaine Mutiny

Chris Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Kelly

McCain says that one of his "life's ambitions is to meet Herman Wouk." Which doesn't sound all that challenging, as goals go. The author of The Winds of War is 93. McCain could probably catch him.

CON GAMES: Citizen McCain And The Carbon War

Michael Conniff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Conniff

Well, my friends, if John McCain calls his audience "my friends" one more time I will never say the words "missing in action" again. If he refers to "...

Straight Talk Express Involved In Collision, Carries Obama Bumper Sticker (PICTURES)

Huffington Post | Sean Morrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Florida has not been treating John McCain's campaign vessel, the Straight Talk Express, very well in the past two days. Since Tuesday the bus has been...

The Trash Talk Express

Bob Burnett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Once upon a time, John McCain merited his reputation as a maverick politician, a "truth teller." Reporters fought to get on his campaign bus, "the st...

Reminders of the Goldwater Campaign

Murray Fromson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Murray Fromson

I was the CBS News producer responsible for coverage of Goldwater's 1964 campaign when he and his aides maintained a steady barrage of complaints about their unfair coverage from "the Eastern Press Establishment."

A Speech For Obama To Give... In Alaska

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Barack Obama made a campaign promise to visit the state of Alaska before the election. And what better time than right now to follow through on this promise?

Advice to John McCain: Be John McCain

Lanny Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lanny Davis

Where is the "Straight Talk Express" McCain of the 2000 campaign who won so many admirers across the political spectrum? He was optimistic, ready to take on his party establishment, and always voter friendly.

Media Darlings: The Maverick or The Chosen One?

Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein

Do reporters like John McCain better? Can Captain Straight Talk Express even complain? And should Obama sidestep his rep as the Anointed One?