Former Top McCain Aide Says He Lied to Discredit a Times Article

“John McCain’s lie became mine,” Steve Schmidt wrote about Senator John McCain’s relationship with a female lobbyist.

#ethics-and-official-misconduct, #iseman-vicki-l, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #mccain-john, #presidential-election-of-2008, #presidential-election-of-2012, #schmidt-steve, #united-states-politics-and-government

In Arizona, a Swing State Swings to the Far Right

In the run-up to an August primary, a number of Republicans on the ballot in Arizona — like those in Ohio — have rushed to embrace Donald J. Trump and his stolen-election falsehoods.

#arizona, #cochise-county-ariz, #ducey-doug-1964, #elections-governors, #finchem-mark-w, #gosar-paul-1958, #lake-kari-a, #maricopa-county-ariz, #mccain-john, #midterm-elections-2022, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

Maj. Ian Fishback, Who Exposed Abuse of Detainees, Dies at 42

His letter to two senators about beatings by U.S. troops in Iraq led to legislation in 2005 prohibiting extreme mistreatment of military prisoners.

#afghanistan-war-2001, #deaths-obituaries, #detainees, #fishback-ian, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #iraq-war-2003-11, #mccain-john, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #senate-committee-on-armed-services, #torture, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #warner-john-w

5 Veterans Quit Kyrsten Sinema’s Advisory Council

The furious members accused the Arizona Democrat of “answering to big donors rather than your own people,” in the latest sign of the political pressure she faces.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #manchin-joe-iii, #mccain-john, #sinema-kyrsten, #united-states-politics-and-government, #veterans

What’s Wrong With Kyrsten Sinema?

There’s a difference between being a maverick and being a narcissist.

#arizona, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #mccain-john, #senate, #sinema-kyrsten, #united-states-politics-and-government

What Sandra Day O’Connor Stood For on the Supreme Court

Forty years after her appointment as the court’s first female justice, it’s worth reflecting on the path she took.

#abortion, #admissions-standards, #affirmative-action, #alito-samuel-a-jr, #american-civil-liberties-union, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #arizona, #breyer-stephen-g, #constitution-us, #discrimination, #federal-state-relations-us, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #marshall-thurgood, #mccain-john, #oconnor-sandra-day, #obama-barack, #phoenix-ariz, #planned-parenthood-federation-of-america, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #rehnquist-william-h, #religion-state-relations, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #texas, #united-states-politics-and-government

Tap Dancing With Trump: Lindsey Graham’s Quest for Relevance

The senator went from Donald J. Trump’s public enemy to his impassioned defender. Now he’s a golfing regular at Mar-a-Lago, advising the former president on his future. What is behind one of the unlikeliest partnerships in politics?

#bannon-stephen-k, #biden-hunter, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #graham-lindsey, #kavanaugh-brett-m, #kushner-jared, #lieberman-joseph-i, #mccain-john, #presidential-election-of-2016, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #south-carolina, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #trump-donald-j-jr, #trump-ivanka, #united-states-politics-and-government

Republican Ties to Extremist Groups Are Under Scrutiny

A number of members of Congress have links to organizations and movements that played a role in the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol.

#babbitt-ashli-e-1985-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #biggs-andy-1958, #boebert-lauren, #brooks-morris-jackson, #bundy-cliven, #chansley-jacob-anthony-jake-angeli, #conspiracy-theories, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #gaetz-matt, #goelman-aitan-d, #gosar-paul-1958, #greene-marjorie-taylor-1974, #house-of-representatives, #mccain-john, #oath-keepers, #pezzola-dominic, #presidential-election-of-2020, #proud-boys, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #three-percenters, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

‘Stop the Steal’ Didn’t Start With Trump

Mainstream Republicans and conservative commentators have been pushing the idea that Democrats can only win through fraud for decades.

#ashcroft-john, #black-people, #gonzales-alberto-r, #mccain-john, #presidential-election-of-2020, #rove-karl, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voter-registration-and-requirements

Mark Kelly Is Sworn In, Narrowing G.O.P.’s Senate Majority

The induction of Mr. Kelly, a former astronaut who won a special election last month, marks the first time in decades that two Democrats have represented Arizona in the Senate.

#arizona, #elections-senate, #giffords-gabrielle, #kelly-mark-e-1964, #mccain-john, #tucson-shooting-2011, #united-states-politics-and-government

Trump’s Goodbye to Principled Conservatism

Under Trump, the politics of resentment now govern the Republican Party.

#limbaugh-rush, #mccain-john, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Roberta McCain, Mother of the Senator and His Beacon, Dies at 108

John McCain credited to her his will to survive as a prisoner of war. She later campaigned for him in his 2008 bid for the presidency.

#deaths-obituaries, #mccain-john, #mccain-roberta, #presidential-election-of-2008, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-politics-and-government

The Republican Irritation Olympics

So much talent, if you really enjoy exasperation.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #mccain-john, #mcconnell-mitch, #presidential-election-of-2008, #presidential-election-of-2016, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #romney-mitt, #senate, #senate-committee-on-the-judiciary, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Trump Angrily Denies Report He Called Fallen Soldiers ‘Losers’ and ‘Suckers’

The report, in The Atlantic, could be problematic for the president because he is counting on strong support among the military for his re-election bid.

#belleau-wood-france, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #dunford-joseph-f-jr, #funerals-and-memorials, #kelly-john-f-1950, #mccain-john, #presidential-election-of-2020, #prisoners-of-war, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-politics-and-government, #veterans, #world-war-i-1914-18

Over 100 Ex-Staff Members for John McCain Endorse Joe Biden

The group endorsement of Mr. Biden is the latest effort from anti-Trump Republicans to lure conservatives and moderates away from the president, who often clashed with the former Arizona senator.

#arizona, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #conservatism-us-politics, #democratic-party, #endorsements, #mccain-john, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-national-convention, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j

Treacherous Times for Dr. Fauci in the Sacred Cow Business

As the Trump White House attacks the government’s top infectious disease expert, “What’s happening to Dr. Fauci?” has become an urgent topic in Washington and in science and medical circles.

#bush-george-w, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fauci-anthony-s, #greenspan-alan, #hamburg-margaret-a, #kramer-larry-1935, #lewis-john-r, #mccain-john, #mueller-robert-s-iii, #national-institutes-of-health, #navarro-peter, #powell-colin-l, #trump-donald-j, #usa-today

Sam Johnson, Congressman and Former P.O.W., Is Dead at 89

A much-decorated pilot held by the North Vietnamese for years, he would later criticize his fellow Republican Donald Trump for disparaging John McCain.

#deaths-obituaries, #elections-house-of-representatives, #johnson-representative-sam, #mccain-john, #prisoners-of-war, #texas, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vietnam-war

Campaigning in a Crisis: Obama, McCain, Trump and Biden

Barack Obama and John McCain were rocked by a national emergency during the 2008 campaign, and their responses decided the race, aides say. There are lessons for Joseph R. Biden Jr. and President Trump.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #mccain-john, #obama-barack, #presidential-election-of-2008, #presidential-election-of-2020, #subprime-mortgage-crisis, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-economy

Joe Biden’s Time in Sarah Palin’s Shadow

What two strange months in 2008 taught the former vice president about the politics of grievance, and how that might help him pick a running mate of his own to take on Donald Trump.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #debates-political, #mccain-john, #obama-barack, #palin-sarah, #presidential-election-of-2008, #presidential-election-of-2020, #vice-presidents-and-vice-presidency-us