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DNC Calls Out John McCain For Blatant Misdirection on Health Care

Auburn McCanta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Auburn McCanta

From misleading statement to misleading statement, McCain has worked through skewed and downright deceptive talking points on the Senate floor.

"Dear Florida": Five Ways McCain/Palin Will Make Things Worse For Older Americans

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

While McCain now lags in all age groups, he retains his strongest support among voters 65 and older.

Socially Conservative And "Income Challenged" Vermont Seniors Weigh The Candidates

Lois Whitmore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lois Whitmore

There seems to be a lack of perceived connection for some of these voters between their lived experience and the candidates' positions and the party's practices. Voting choices seem to be more like chaos theory than enlightened self-interest.

McCain's Social Security Plan Would Cut Benefits To People Who Already Paid For Them

Stephen Herrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Stephen Herrington

The conventional wisdom is that higher taxes hurt the economy. There is no actual evidence of that. In fact if you plot tax rates against GDP, there is no observable correlation.

Sam Stein

McCain Claimed "Privatization" Was Necessary For Social Security

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With the financial world in an unpredictable crisis, the political debate has shifted sharply to the efficacy of turning government programs over to t...

Big Union Launches Populist Attack On McCain's Wealth

Talking Points Memo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a move that signals a major new effort to woo elderly voters to Obama, the AFL-CIO is dropping a scorching new mailer in battleground states hammer...

Sam Stein

As McCain Surrogate, Graham Calls His Own Social Security Idea "Dumb"

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Surrogacy on behalf of a presidential candidate can, on occasion, force a politician to deride his own past positions. Such was the case Sunday mornin...

McCain Social Security Plan A Total Blank

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

While campaigns typically snow reporters with white papers and policy minutiae, many of the domestic policy plans of John McCain have been notably sho...

Sam Stein

McCain Fumbles His "This Week" Appearance

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Coming off of a week in which he made several notable gaffes and was overshadowed by his rival's trip overseas, Sen. John McCain was undoubtedly hopin...

McCain Gets Social Security Benefits But Calls Current System A "Disgrace"

AP | DAVID A. LIEB | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Although Republican presidential candidate John McCain has called Social Security "a disgrace," he still cashes his own retir...

Social Security Privatization: McCain's Achilles Heel?

LA Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It was a spectacular flop: a president making dozens of fruitless trips around the country to build support for a plan his own party's leadership refu...

McCain's "Knowledge Gap": It's An Issue

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Weisbrot

McCain's gaffe on Social Security indicates that he is not any better informed on major domestic policy issues than he is on foreign policy.

John McCain Thinks Social Security Is A "Disgrace"

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Monday, during a town hall in Denver, John McCain proposed a radical "fix" for the way Social Security is funded. Responding to a questioner who cl...

McCain's Ignorance about Social Security Is the Real "Disgrace"

Gerald McEntee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gerald McEntee

McCain and Bush are like two peas in a pod. They're the same on the economy. They're the same on Iraq. And they're the same on Social Security.

John McCain Denies Social Security Comments

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John McCain tried to deny past comments on Social Security reform yesterday, a move which has exposed him to criticism from his rival as well as obscu...

John McCain Supports Private Accounts For Social Security

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Bill Bennett's radio show yesterday, former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina -- who is currently a leading economic adviser to Sen. John McCain (R...