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Mccain Robocalls

Sam Stein

McCain Returns To Robocalls To Target Health Care, Democrats

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.), who relied heavily on automated calls to attack Barack Obama during the presidential campaign, is deploying the same to...

Jason Linkins

Top Ten Robo-Calls Of The Election Year Revealed

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Shaun Dakin, CEO and founder of the National Political Do Not Contact Registry battled the bots all year long, serving as a champion to everyone who prefers their telephones free of pollutants. So we're happy to defer to his judgment as to the Top 10 Political Robocalls of 2008.

Long Lines, Packed Democratic Offices, 'Disgusting' Republican Robocalls in Arizona

Marlene H. Phillips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Marlene H. Phillips

Early voting is well underway in John McCain's home state, which some polls are now calling a toss-up. Tucson early voting sites report unprecedented ...

Seth Colter Walls

Latest Anti-Obama Robocall Hits Him On Partial Birth Abortion

HuffingtonPost.com | Seth Colter Walls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

According to Shaun Dakin of the non-partisan Citizens for Civil Discourse, individuals in three states have reported receiving a new robocall from the...

Jason Linkins

The Ultimate Robocall REVEALED

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Shaun Dakin, enemy of robocalls and American hero, tipped me to this entry on Wordsalad, which features the Most Authentically Robotic Robcall of the ...

McCain Running Robocalls In Home State Of Arizona

Talking Points Memo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John McCain and the Republican National Committee are now running robocalls attacking Obama as weak on terrorism -- in McCain's home state of Arizona,...

Ignore the Negative Ads; Watch How He Treats His Wife

Pam Atherton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Pam Atherton

There are quick ways to assess the measure of a man, whether he's a date or a guy running for office. Anybody can put on party manners for the camera, but what is he like underneath the show?

Jason Linkins

The Sloppiest McCain Campaign Call You've Heard Yet

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Over the past few weeks, we've heard a lot about these phone calls that powerful and inhuman robots have sent screaming through the phonelines into ou...

Dozens Of Call Center Workers Quit Over McCain Attacks

Talking Points Memo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

At least three dozen workers at a telemarketing call center in Indiana walked off the job rather than read an incendiary McCain campaign script attack...

McCain Camp Ramps Up Attacks on Obama-Rezko Ties

Newsweek | Michael Isikoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

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Sam Stein

GOP Senators Who Denounced McCain Robocalls Are Employing Same Firm

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Two of the four Republican Senators who have condemned John McCain's robocall campaign attacking Barack Obama are currently employing the telemarketin...

Sam Stein

New Obama Site Will Track, Combat McCain Robocalls

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Facing a fresh wave of vicious robocalls, the Obama campaign launched a fact-checking website on Friday that allows voters to report and research the ...

Sam Stein

Obama Uses Bi-Lingual Robocall To Target Hispanic Voters

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It is a telling contrast, how differently the McCain and Obama campaigns have used robocalling to advance their political interests. While the former...

Indiana AG Investigating Robocalls

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Indiana attorney general Steve Carter told Politico today that he's opened an investigation into the political robocalls reportedly hitting his state....

Sam Stein

The McCain Camp's Newer And Nastier Robocall Campaign

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Ignoring widespread criticism, even from within his own party, John McCain's presidential campaign launched on Wednesday a fresh and vicious wave of r...

Sam Stein

New Republican Robocall Features Fox News, Controversial Obama "Radicalism" Show

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Republican National Committee is sending out another round of automated anti-Obama calls that, somewhat remarkably, include segments from a contro...

McCain Supporters Who Condemn His Robocalls

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Below is a list of John McCain supporters who have condemned his campaign's robocalls. To see a list of McCain backers who have not yet taken a positi...

McCain Defends Ayers Robocalls: "He Was Friends With A Terrorist"

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In an interview on CBS' "Early Show," John McCain defends his robocalls against Barack Obama, claiming that the Bill Ayers call is "exactly accurate" ...

Both Maine GOP Senators Tell McCain: Stop Robocalling Here

Portland Press Herald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Maine Democrats and Republicans continued to squabble Monday over John McCain's campaign effort to raise questions about Barack Obama's relationship w...

Palin Stars In McCain Robocall After Calling Them Irritating

Talking Points Memo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sarah Palin may have condemned robocalls yesterday as intrusive and a drain on people's attention spans, but that didn't stop her from recording her o...

Sam Stein

McCain's Robocalls Have Parents Worried About Their Kids; Palin Criticizes Tactic

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of the more noteworthy responses to John McCain's massive robocall campaign tying Barack Obama to Bill Ayers has been from parents whose children ...

McCain Defends Robocalls

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On "Fox News Sunday," John McCain defended his use of nasty robocalls against Obama, telling host Chris Wallace that the calls are nothing like the on...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

Increasingly desperate, John McCain and the GOP are throwing the kitchen sink at Barack Obama. No wonder they called Joe the Plumber. So this week brought racist mailers, a tidal wave of robocalls, more Bill Ayers, Sarah Palin's love of the "pro-American areas of this great nation," and McCain's outlandish claim that ACORN is "destroying the fabric of democracy." Not unwarranted wiretapping, waterboarding, extraordinary rendition, or the denial of habeas corpus. ACORN. Bringing this toxic collection together in one despicable no-goodie bag was Rush Limbaugh, who charged that Obama -- aided and abetted by Ayers and ACORN -- is "smack dab in the middle" of a 30-year plot to teach black children to "hate, hate, hate" America. It's going to take more than a plumber to pull McCain's -- and his party's -- reputation out of the sewer.

The Demeanor of Da Meaner Guy

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

McCain's "terrorist" ads, pamphlets, and calls should have a tagline saying, "John McCain and the Republican National Committee are Irresponsible for the totally misleading content of this advertising."

Sam Stein

McCain Using Same Robocall Firm That Helped Smear Him In 2000

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In his efforts to attack Barack Obama, John McCain appears to have turned to the same political consulting firm that was responsible for spreading vic...