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John Mccain Attacks

Major Newspapers, Networks Don't Dig Deep When Covering McCain

Jim Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jim Kaplan

It is not enough to report what a candidate says. When he lies, distorts, or smears, he should be held accountable in print or on the air.

Anti-Muslim Heckling Deeply Troubling

E. Joyce Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
E. Joyce Moore

I have two friends who I chose to reach out to for their view of the ongoing attacks by those associated with the McCain-Palin campaign on Senator Bar...

Witches and Hunters

Steven Weber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven Weber

The latest in the litany of right wing contrivances calculated to raise doubt among the undecideds only causes further embarrassment to McCain, to Republicans and to their shrinking base.

Chicago Community Organizer Becomes Focus Of McCain Attacks

Chicago Sun-Times | Lynn Sweet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Saul Alinsky surfaced as a factor in the presidential contest last year, in stories about how the legendary Chicago community organizer -- who worked ...

McCain: Obama's Tax Policies Are Socialist

AP | GLEN JOHNSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CONCORD, N.C. — Republican presidential candidate John McCain on Saturday accused Democratic rival Barack Obama of favoring a socialistic econom...

John McCain Wants to Win at All Costs, and It Has a Cost

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

When somebody chooses to jeopardize the safety of his country, twice, you no longer owe him any admiration.

McCain Volunteers Taught to Accuse Obama of Terrorism

Jeffrey Feldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Feldman

By teaching his volunteers to see Barack Obama as similar to bin Laden, McCain is using his campaign to tie Obama to the mass murders of September 11, 2001.

McCain's "Frequently Lurching Campaign"

New York Times | ELISABETH BUMILLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

After a week of trying to portray Senator Barack Obama as a friend of terrorists who would drive the country into bankruptcy, Senator John McCain abru...

Reading The Pictures: McCain's Mouth

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

2008-10-12-shaw1.jpg Reverberating into the weekend, it seems McCain and his crew didn't appreciate the pot they'd been stirring in working up their crowds.

McCain pledges balanced budget, criticizes Obama

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BETHLEHEM, Pa. — Republican presidential candidate John McCain promised Wednesday to balance the federal budget despite the nation's deepening e...

Obama: McCain Wasn't Willing To Say Ayers Attacks "To My Face" (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

During an interview with ABC's Charlie Gibson Wednesday night, Barack Obama accused John McCain of scoring "cheap political points" with the personal ...

Is Palin Trying To Incite Violence Against Obama?

Jeffrey Feldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jeffrey Feldman

One wonders at this point how the various agencies charged with the responsibility of protecting the presidential candidates from violence will respond to this latest tactic from the McCain campaign.

Winning (or Losing) Ugly

James Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Love

McCain has a running mate that does not seem to know boundaries. She will go where others won't. Who needs a swiftboating 527 with this VP?

We Are In Danger

Steven Weber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven Weber

When evil is backed into a corner victory can only be achieved with blood and dishonor. Not only are we all in danger; it is the man who we hope to lead us who is in danger.

Palin Launches New String Of Attacks On Obama

AP | BETH FOUHY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CLEARWATER, Fla. — Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin expanded her attack on Democrat Barack Obama's character Monday to include...

McCain Camp: We're Going On Attack As Obama Takes Lead

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the two weeks that the Wall Street financial crisis has dominated the political debate, the presidential race has shifted from what had been essent...

McCain's Attacks Draw Avalanche Of Criticism For Repeated Distortions

New York Times | MICHAEL COOPER and JIM RUTENBERG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Harsh advertisements and negative attacks are a staple of presidential campaigns, but Senator John McCain has drawn an avalanche of criticism this wee...

Next Up: Bill Clinton, Joe Biden To Speak On 'National Security' Night

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Democratic party is unleashing stalwarts Bill Clinton and vice presidential candidate Joe Biden at prime time to combat John McCain and the Republ...

Obama Gets No Vacation From GOP Attacks

Washington Post | Jonathan Weisman and Michael D Shear | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With Barack Obama stepping off the playing field for a week-long Hawaiian vacation, John McCain's campaign released three new attack ads yesterday, si...

Thomas B. Edsall

John McCain: Mr. Nice Guy Or Back Alley Mugger?

HuffingtonPost.com | Thomas B. Edsall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Facing gale-force anti-Republican headwinds, John McCain must cut Barack Obama down to size in order to be competitive. But McCain's track record usin...