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Straight Talk Express

Why is McCain Close?

Bob Burnett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Despite John McCain's maladroit campaign, his association with an unpopular president, and his general ineptness as a candidate, the race will be disturbingly close.

McCain Accepts Media Environment

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

At the end of another adventuresome week on the trail, full of ups and downs and awkward developments, John McCain talked about campaigning without a ...

Jason Linkins

McCain Freezing Out Press On Campaign Trail | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John McCain has historically courted and cultivated relationships with reporters of the traveling press corps. That may be changing.

McCain's Record ... of Flip-Flops

Ira Forman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ira Forman

The gall of McCain's 'straight talk' is breathtaking and the flip-flops here ought to finally put the myth of McCain's maverick moderate image to rest.

Keith Olbermann's "Double Talk Express," Handy-Dandy Reference Guide Of McCain Turnabouts (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Sean Morrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Keith Olbermann provided Countdown viewers with a segment on John McCain's flip-flopping called "Double Talk Express." Watch the four-minute package ...

Right On, General Clark. Do Not Back Down.

Jon Soltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon Soltz

While we should all honor McCain's service, that doesn't mean we should necessarily honor it by putting him in the White House to take up George W. Bush's third term.

Memo to Obama: Moving to the Middle is for Losers

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

By running to the middle in an attempt to attract undecided swing voters, the Obama campaign is making a very serious mistake. It didn't work for Al Gore in 2000. It didn't work for John Kerry in 2004. And it didn't work when Mark Penn convinced Hillary Clinton to do it in 2008. READ MORE Seven Things Barack Obama Should Do to Keep from Blowing It To counter the conventional wisdom pundits, the cautious campaign advisers, and his own inner cautiousness, I'm offering Obama seven suggestions for staying true to the vision that took him from longshot "unlikely candidate" to presidential frontrunner. READ MORE Watch Arianna Discussing Secretary Rice's "Proud" Comment on CNN's The Situation Room

What John McCain Told Me, and What it Says About How Far He's Fallen

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

At a dinner party in Los Angeles not long after the 2000 election, John McCain admitted to me that he hadn't voted for George Bush.

HuffPost News Hunt: Keeping the Media Honest When It Comes to Covering McCain

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Arianna Huffington

The same journalists rendered "too deferential" by George Bush's soaring post-9/11 approval ratings now seem intent on providing cover for McCain. To try to keep that from happening, HuffPost is launching the John McCain News Hunt, an investigative project designed to take a clear-eyed look at the media's coverage of McCain.

John McCain Trades Straight Talk for Unadulterated Fantasy

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

McCain's speech was pure, unadulterated fantasy. The political equivalent of the trippy tour the Beatles gave us in Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds -- only instead of rocking horse people eating marshmallow pies, we get "a functioning democracy" in Iraq.

Cindy McCain Likes A Leather Blazer

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

There's been much ado about hot candidate wives (cough Elizabeth Kucinich tongue ring cough) but we're here to point out the highly under-noted Cindy ...