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March 1, 2008
SOME POLITICAL commentators from the extreme right have been critical of John McCain's career success at cooperating with leaders from both parties. To that reasoning, I wonder when intransigence became a badge of honor and collaboration a detriment. Of course, collaboration is essential to governing. It is also part of what has made John McCain an outstanding public servant and formidable presidential candidate. He holds core conservative beliefs, but he also finds common ground across party lines on issues like the environment and ethics reform for the betterment of our nation as a whole.
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June 19, 2008 | MICHAEL SMERCONISH
YOU DON'T hear much about the first Mrs. John McCain, who was from the Philadelphia area. But in light of her recent comments in a U.K. publication, I'm beginning to understand why. Apparently, she's not about to let others use her to beat up on John McCain. I had heard years ago that the senator had been married to a gal from Philadelphia. A couple who listen to my radio program told me they were friends with Carol McCain and had spent time with her and John McCain after his release from the Hanoi Hilton.
NEWS
August 2, 2008
AFTER WHAT seemed like endless weeks of John McCain's whining about Barack Obama's alleged lack of experience in international affairs and complaining that he had not been back to Iraq for a long time, Sen. Obama decided to call his bluff and make the trip. But it would appear that McCain got more than what he bargained for. Obama, all three major networks in tow, met with the prime minister of Afghanistan, then played basketball with U.S. troops. Afterward, he not only met with Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki at his residence, but Obama also got his blessing for his troop-withdrawal program!
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July 19, 2008
WESLEY CLARK and the Democratic Party should be ashamed of themselves. John McCain didn't just "Ride in a fighter jet" over Vietnam. He flew that fighter jet in a combat mission behind enemy lines over Hanoi. That alone makes him an American hero. He was shot down, captured, was tortured until the North Vietnamese realized his father was an admiral in the U.S. Navy. Then, for propaganda reasons, the North Vietnamese wanted to set him free. He refused to leave his men, and his living hell, for principle - "the first man in first man out. " He showed integrity, courage and patriotism.
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April 8, 2008 | DEBORAH LEAVY
SOUTH PHILLY can be a dangerous place for politicians. John Kerry's campaign sunk like a greasy cheesesteak when he ordered his with Swiss cheese. Watching his waistline - or his poll numbers - Barack Obama played it safe last week by going to Claudio's and DiBruno's, and Hillary compared herself to Rocky, forgetting that he lost. I'll bet neither candidate has a cheesesteak at Geno's, with its anti-immigrant connotations. Now John McCain has seemingly fallen into a South Philly political pothole.
NEWS
February 25, 2000 | By Larry Eichel
How has John McCain managed to get this far in his quest for the Republican presidential nomination without solid support from rank-and-file Republicans? The Arizona senator has benefitted from the strange rules that govern the nominating process. And he has Democrats to thank, not just those who've been voting for him but those who wrote the rules. What has happened thus far is a classic example of the law that inevitably governs the presidential selection process - The Law of Unintended Consequences.
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February 25, 2000 | By Trudy Rubin
Remember that pop quiz on foreign policy that George W. Bush flunked? Well, John McCain flunked his own back in December, when he couldn't tell an inquiring reporter the name of the prime minister of Ireland. Undaunted at his memory glitch, the senator rattled off a whole analysis of the peace process in Northern Ireland, complete with names and places. When it comes to foreign policy, McCain definitely trumps George W. on spouting substance. That's true, even though their views aren't far apart.
NEWS
November 1, 2008
Susan Furey Bala Cynwyd Since 9/11 we should have been a country on a solid road to unity, but instead we have been on a rocky road to nowhere because of a Republican president who has divided the country between haves and have-nots, and who has damaged our image in the world. At a time of financial, health-care, environmental, and world crises, the would-be Republican replacement continues the downward spiral, spewing lies, fear, and divisiveness to win an election. It is time to put the people of this country first.
NEWS
January 27, 2008
Sen. John McCain of Arizona is the best Republican candidate for president. Experience? The four-term senator and Vietnam war hero has it all over his opponents. Character? Again, McCain wins hands down. He has consistently taken positions he believes in, without regard to political peril. McCain, 71, has personal bravery, political courage and a confident sense of how he would lead this country. He's the authentic candidate in a field of wannabes and flip-floppers. The Inquirer endorses JOHN McCAIN for president in the Republican primary.
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July 12, 1995 | By Steven Thomma, INQUIRER WASHINGTON BUREAU
Barry Goldwater, as always, was blunt when he first met an aspiring young politician named John McCain, who hoped someday to replace the conservative icon in the Senate. "You know, John, if I had won the presidential election in '64, you wouldn't have spent all those years in a Vietnam prison," said the man many believed would have been a more aggressive commander in chief than President Lyndon Johnson. "No, Barry, it would have been a Chinese prison," responded the brash McCain.
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April 20, 2015 | By Thomas Fitzgerald, Inquirer Politics Writer
HUDSON, N.H. - Ejected brass shell casings, glittering as the light caught them, flew as former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee emptied a Sig Sauer P238 pistol at a human silhouette target at the Granite State Indoor Range & Gun Shop. Saturday was a great day to test the compact weapon for his wife, Janet, who wants something less bulky to carry, and to pay homage to the Second Amendment as a potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate in the first primary state. At the tail-end of mud season and after the sugar maple trees had been tapped for syrup, ambitions were rising in New Hampshire last week as Huckabee and 18 other Republican candidates or potential candidates for president trooped through the state and gathered for a two-day forum hosted by the state party in Nashua.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 26, 2014 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
No influence: Bono, Obama Guess what Irish world savior-rocker Bono has in common with President Obama ? The poor souls top GQ's Least Influential People of 2014 list! Bono and U2 are at No. 1 for the $100 mil P.R. campaign in which their new LP, Songs of Innocence , was added to everyone' s iTunes library without our permission. Barack Obama, in second place, is chided by the mag for being on holiday as the world fell apart - Missouri exploded, Ebola went wild, Vlad "The Impaler" Putin became Alexander the Great , and U2 became Big Brother.
NEWS
August 2, 2014
The recent fourth anniversary of the landmark Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform law provides an occasion to remember why such aggressive legislation was needed. Fueled by years of lobbying and campaign donations from the finance sector, Washington politicians from both parties dismantled regulations intended to prevent a financial meltdown. The result, of course, was the worst such meltdown since the Great Depression. Millions lost their homes, and those who didn't saw property values decline as neighborhoods were abandoned.
NEWS
June 12, 2014
The Senate has produced an unusually swift and welcome response to the Department of Veterans Affairs' disgraceful cover-up of its hospitals' failure to treat patients in a timely manner, which may be linked to more than 30 deaths. A bill by Sens. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) and John McCain (R., Ariz.) has broad support and the potential to alleviate some of the department's serious shortcomings. A retired clinic director recently accused managers of the veterans' hospital in Phoenix of ordering employees to keep a secret waiting list to hide the backlog of patients, some of whom may have died while awaiting care.
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May 8, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
IT TOOK A WHILE, but we finally know who's speaking at Rutgers' commencement ceremony. On Saturday, came word that former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice had backed out amid protests from students and faculty over her involvement with the Bush administation's handling of the Iraq war. So the school has replaced her with - drumroll please - Tom Kean and Eric LeGrand, thus assuring a riveting, inspirational speech. From LeGrand, not Kean. Let face it, the 79-year-old Kean was governor of New Jersey before most of the graduates were even born.
NEWS
February 6, 2014 | By Seth Zweifler, Inquirer Staff Writer
It was like living aboard a floating city. There was recreation. Allen Polixa, a crew member on the USS Forrestal from 1980 to 1982, often took "swim breaks" miles out in the Atlantic Ocean, jumping into the water from just below the ship's top deck. There was order. Fight a colleague or steal from another crew member, said Jimmie Stewart, who served on the Forrestal from 1960 to 1962, and it was down to the brig. No questions asked. And there was chaos. In July 1967, a devastating fire and a series of chain-reaction explosions took the lives of 134 sailors aboard the Forrestal.
NEWS
December 26, 2013
Always next year The current Congress finished its first year as the least productive and possibly least popular in history. Nowhere were the costs clearer than in lawmakers' failure to reform our broken, inhumane immigration system ("From hope to anger on immigration reform," Dec. 15). But while gridlock reigned in Washington, the movement for immigration reform grew stronger here in Pennsylvania and across the country. Hundreds of thousands of immigrants took days off work and put themselves at risk to fight for an end to cruel deportations that remove parents from children, for equal protection under labor laws, and for reform that promotes family unity and provides a pathway to citizenship.
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September 11, 2013 | By E. J. Dionne, For The Inquirer
It was only a matter of time before our polarized politics threatened to destroy a president's authority and call into question our country's ability to act in the world. Will Congress let that happen? To raise this is not to denigrate those, left and right, who deeply believe that the United States should temper its international military role. Nor is it to claim that President Obama's proposed strikes on Syria in response to Bashar al-Assad's use of chemical weapons constitute some sort of "slam dunk" policy that should win automatic assent.
NEWS
August 24, 2013
It isn't easy to be a moderate Republican these days. Witness the blowback Sens. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) and John McCain (R., Ariz.) faced after they pushed for immigration reform. On other issues, they have gone out of their way to appease the GOP's tea-party element. Given this environment, it should be comforting to Pennsylvanians that their junior senator isn't afraid to reach across the aisle to the benefit of all Americans. For example, while Sen. Pat Toomey thinks the Affordable Care Act would be best repealed, he is working with Democrats to amend it instead.
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July 9, 2013 | By Donna Cassata, Associated Press
WASHINGTON - President Obama's hardest sell in his renewed push to close the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, may be members of his own party - moderate Senate Democrats facing tough re-election bids next year in the strongly Republican South. Obama has stepped up the pressure to shutter the naval facility, driven in part by his revised counterterrorism strategy and the four-month-old stain of the government's force-feeding Guantanamo prisoners on hunger strikes to prevent them from starving to death.
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