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Sam Stein

John McCain Criticizes Iraqi Leaders For Letting Domestic Politics Trump Security

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The high-stakes debates over the Iraq war no longer play the politically determining role they did during the 2006 congressional electio...

Sam Stein

McCain Backs Obama On Afghanistan But Cautions: We Aren't Winning

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a speech to a largely conservative audience on Wednesday, Sen. John McCain applauded President Obama's decision to add 17,000 troops to Afghanistan...

McCain Starts Mapping Out New Role In Senate

AP | BETH FOUHY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

PHOENIX — Before resting from the grueling presidential race, John McCain began discussing with senior aides what role he will play in the Senat...

Sam Stein

McCain's Week Off To Rocky Start

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John McCain, who admitted on Sunday that "the economy has hurt us a little bit in the last week or two," is desperately trying to turn the political p...

Obama's Edge Over McCain on Iraq

John Bruhns | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Bruhns

Senator Obama's plan to leave troop elements behind would have conditions: the Iraqis would have to politically reconcile and end sectarianism. McCain's is to continue on the current path.

Jason Linkins

Meghan McCain's Infinite Playlist

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As many of you no doubt know, Senator John McCain's daughter Meghan has turned her father's campaign into something of a hobby to build a blog around,...

McCain's Non-Support for Troops and Veterans: The Master List

Brandon Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brandon Friedman

McCain has a very clear, long, and illustrious history of not supporting troops and veterans one bit.

Friday's Debate: Commander-in-Chief Test for McCain & Obama

Rand Beers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rand Beers

Sen. Obama must show that he can hold his own with the Senate veteran and that he is ready to be Commander-in-Chief. This debate matters more than most.

Republicans Undermine McCain, Back Obama On Iraqi Meeting

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Earlier this week, the campaign of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., seized upon a column in the New York Post that described Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., as h...

Author Of Pro-McCain Book: McCain Has Lost Me

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

I have been a longtime admirer of John McCain. During the 2000 Republican presidential primaries I publicly defended McCain against the pro-Bush Repub...

Sam Stein

Explosive GQ Piece: McCain Tried To Upend al-Maliki Government

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

An explosive piece in GQ Magazine alleges that in July 2007, John McCain urged President Bush to cut off its ties with the al-Maliki government in Ira...

Bush Saw McCain As "Guy Who Would Carry On His Legacy In Iraq"

Huffington Post via GQ | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

GQ's Robert Draper has a long piece examining John McCain's Iraq War policy record and history in the upcoming October issue of the magazine. The arti...

Time to Hold Bush's Feet to the Fire: Why the "Bush Doctrine" Flap Matters

Steve Kettmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Kettmann

The notion that there's any serious doubt over the meaning of the Bush Doctrine is as credible as the notion that there is any serious doubt in the scientific community on the basic reality of global warming.

McCain vs Biden: Not All "Foreign Policy Experience" Is Created Equal

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

The past seven-plus years have shown us that "foreign policy experience," in and of itself, isn't all it's cracked up to be. For Exhibit A of this look no further than George Bush's most "experienced" foreign policy advisor: Dick Cheney. How's that working out?

The Game Is Over--The Media and Rick Warren Can't Protect McCain Anymore

Larry Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Gellman

When it comes to Barack Obama, the news media does its job with a vengeance. When Obama goes to Germany and draws a crowd of 200,000 they ask if he's ...

Sam Stein

Obama To McCain: Dignify Your Campaign

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

There was a thread of stern if not defensive outrage in Barack Obama's address at the Veterans of Foreign Wars on Tuesday. The Illinois Democrat did n...

McCain "Evil" Iraq Story Questionable

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A reader points out that John McCain's example of pure evil yesterday rests on a story asserted by Iraqi officials, but since cast into doubt. "Not l...

Sam Stein

McCain: "In The 21st Century Nations Don't Invade Other Nations"

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Speaking to reporters about the situation in Georgia, Sen. John McCain denounced the aggressive posture of Russia by claiming that:"in the 21st centur...

Sam Stein

Obama Ad: McCain's War Policy An Economic Disaster

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama campaign released a new attack ad on Wednesday that -- as the Senator has tried to do during the debate over the surge -- ties economic trou...

Sam Stein

Bush, Iraq, Energy, Osama: McCain/Obama Speech War

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In presidential campaigns, words matter. With Barack Obama belittled as an empty-suit orator and John McCain stifled by rhetorical blunders, the influ...

Sam Stein

McConnell Challenger: McCain's Tactics Diminish The Presidency

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Bruce Lunsford, one of the Democratic Party's would-be new Senators, derided John McCain last week for running ads that "diminished the role of the pr...

Obama's Vacation Assignment: Prepping to Make the Case that McCain Isn't "Ready to Lead" on National Security

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

Voters trust McCain on the war on terror; Obama needs to show them every day why they shouldn't.

McCain: Obama Wants To "Forfeit" Iraq

AP | BETH FOUHY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Thursday, McCain, who has contended that Obama is willing to lose in Iraq to win the election, said his rival would forfeit the war as part of an agen...

Bikers May Love McCain But Veterans Do Not

Deanie Mills | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Deanie Mills

For one thing, every single Iraq vet with whom I have spoken tells me that the one thing they want in a new president is an end to the war. Period. Whichever candidate comes closest to pledging to end that war, that is who has their support. And right now, that's Obama.

Rolling With McCain In South Dakota

Mayhill Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mayhill Fowler

This is McCain country. The best advertisement for a bar here is simply: "owned by a veteran." Another advertises wet t-shirt contests daily and the fact that the proprietor "served in Iraq on a medical team."