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  • McCain urges Trump to apologize to U.S. military families

    July 20, 2015 | 12:16 pm

    Senator John McCain urged Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Monday to apologize to U.S. military families for saying prisoners of war are not heroes, in his first direct response to Trump's remarks.

    Trump drew a barrage of criticism over the weekend after telling...

  • Republicans have the best bullies

    By Marty Kaplan

    July 20, 2015 | 12:13 pm

    It’s too soon to know how badly Donald Trump damaged himself by belittling John McCain’s war record on July 18 in Iowa. After all, George W. Bush wasn’t hurt in the 2000 South Carolina primary when his operatives rumored that McCain had an illegitimate black child, nor was W hurt...

  • McCain: Obama-Netanyahu relationship ‘worst ever’

    February 2, 2015 | 3:06 pm

    Sen. John McCain called President Barack Obama’s relations with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “the worst that I’ve ever seen in my lifetime.”

    “And that in itself is a tragedy because it’s the only functioning democracy in the entire Middle East,” McCain (R-Ariz.) told...

  • Kerry presses sides on framework agreement

    January 3, 2014 | 1:23 pm

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with Palestinian and Israeli leaders to discuss a framework agreement.

    Kerry, who met Friday in Jerusalem with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and in Ramallah with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, was on his 10th...

  • U.S. senators urge Egypt dialogue, prisoner release

    August 6, 2013 | 11:14 am

    Two senior U.S. senators delivered a strong message on Tuesday to the Egyptian military, saying it should release political prisoners, start a national dialogue and return the Arab nation swiftly to democratic rule.

    Republicans Lindsey Graham and John McCain were sent to Cairo by...

  • AIPAC Conference Diary: Shushing the Elephant

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 4, 2013 | 8:08 am

    Spending a full first day at the AIPAC Washington conference, I’ve realized that my prediction from yesterday – that the conference is going to be blessedly boring - was probably accurate. But this presents me with a challenge: how does one make a boring conference interesting for...

  • February 18, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    February 18, 2013 | 3:35 am

    The US

    Headline:  McCain Confident Hagel Will Be Confirmed

    To Read: In an interesting Interview for Foreign Affairs, Andrew Krepinevich, President of the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, discusses the US defense budget, sequestration, foreign policy, and even...

  • Democrats decry delay in vote for Hagel as defense chief

    February 14, 2013 | 8:29 am

    Chuck Hagel's nomination to be U.S. defense secretary went into political limbo on Thursday as Republicans stepped up blocking tactics and Democrats accused them of putting the country at risk by delaying the filling of a major security post.

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid...

  • Senators assail Obama’s Hagel nomination, question judgment

    January 31, 2013 | 12:10 pm

    Republican lawmakers harshly attacked Chuck Hagel on Thursday at a contentious hearing over his nomination to become the next U.S. defense secretary, questioning his judgment on war strategy and putting him broadly on the defensive.

    In one of the most heated exchanges,...

  • Lieberman: No problem with Rice

    November 29, 2012 | 10:18 am

    Departing U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman said he would not object to the nomination of Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, as secretary of state.

    Tuesday's apparent endorsement by Lieberman (I-Conn.) of Rice is largely symbolic, as he is retiring as senator and likely...

  • John McCain: Send Bill Clinton to negotiate Mideast peace

    November 18, 2012 | 10:47 am

    The United States needs to deploy a high-level envoy, like former President Bill Clinton, to help negotiate a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians, a top U.S. politician said on Sunday.

    Senator John McCain, the ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee...

  • Three Senators—2 GOP, one Independent – go for Berman

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    September 11, 2012 | 3:11 pm

    When Sens. Lindsey Graham, John McCain, Joe Lieberman announced on Monday that they were going to support Rep. Howard Berman in his race against fellow Democrat, Rep. Brad Sherman, the press couldn’t stop talking about “unusual,” “rare,” and “surprising” it was to see Republicans...

  • Israel Factor: Yes, Obama leads in scoring, but not in panel supporters

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 19, 2012 | 9:32 am

    The publication of our August Israel Factor survey – in which Obama, for the ‎first time, was ranked higher than Romney – made some waves. It was quoted ‎in Politico and JTA, and as expected irked some guardians of the old order ‎‎(a bit about these later). ‎

    As I...

  • McCain condemns Bachmann for claim of Muslim Brotherhood agents in U.S. gov’t

    July 19, 2012 | 3:12 pm

    Sen. John McCain took to the Senate floor to condemn a suggestion by Rep. Michele Bachmann that the federal government has been penetrated by Muslim Brotherhood agents.

    A letter sent last week to inspectors general of several federal agencies by Bachmann (R-Minn.) and four other...

  • National Jewish Democratic Council removes Adelson petition

    July 12, 2012 | 10:32 am

    The National Jewish Democratic Council, citing peace among Jewish groups, has taken down a petition calling on Republicans not to accept money from Sheldon Adelson.

    “Accusations against Mr. Adelson were made not by us, but by others, including Senator John McCain (R-AZ),” said a...

  • Jewish Dems’ call on GOP to cut off Adelson’s giving revives civility talk

    July 10, 2012 | 1:00 pm

    Sheldon Adelson, whose cash and rhetoric has hit candidates hard this election cycle, just got swiped himself.

    The National Jewish Democratic Council (NJDC) wants Republicans, including presumptive presidential nominee Mitt Romney, to stop taking “dirty money” from Adelson...

  • The audacity of WTF

    By Marty Kaplan

    May 21, 2012 | 11:42 am

    We’re getting used to what’s been going on during this campaign.  That’s dangerous.  We should be reminding ourselves just how strange it is.

    Start with this:  Billionaires are buying civic mindshare.

    That’s right.  A web of plutocrats, guided by a cadre of Karl Roves, is...

  • Game Change: A Tabloid Movie

    By Ilana Angel

    March 25, 2012 | 3:49 pm

    I finally got around to watching the HBO film “Game Change” and it was interesting.  By interesting of course I mean if you are into tabloid television, it is really interesting.  I happen to love me a little tabloid folic so it was good fun.  That said, it was fluff and I...

  • The Destructive Power of the Ego

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    March 12, 2012 | 9:43 am

    In watching “Game Change” on HBO this weekend about the rise and fall of Sarah Palin, as well as the controversy around Rush Limbaugh’s nasty slander of a decent young woman activist and law student, the scandal in Britain emanating from the hubris of Rupert Murdoch and his...

  • McCain bemoans ‘daylight’ between U.S. and Israel over Iran threat

    February 22, 2012 | 11:06 am

    The United States and Israel clearly have daylight in their assessment of the threat posed by Iran, U.S. Sen. John McCain said in Jerusalem.

    “There should be no daylight between America and Israel in our assessment of the threat. Unfortunately, there clearly is some,” McCain...

  • Egyptians cancel meetings with U.S. lawmakers after aid warnings

    February 6, 2012 | 5:34 pm

    An Egyptian military delegation abruptly cancelled its meetings with U.S. lawmakers to return to Cairo on Monday after warnings from both Congress and the White House that Egypt’s crackdown on non-governmental groups could threaten its $1.3 billion in annual U.S. military aid.


  • McCain joins calls for Pollard release

    March 11, 2011 | 11:06 am

    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is urging the release of Jonathan Pollard, the first active Republican politician to do so.

    McCain, the GOP presidential candidate in 2008, spoke with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office on Thursday, according to a statement released by...

  • McCain’s wife and daughter pose for gay marriage

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    January 24, 2010 | 11:35 pm

    If you were surprised to see Theodore Olson, the attorney who represented George Bush in Bush v. Gore, leading the legal fight for gay marriage, wait until you see what the McCains have been up to:

    Mrs. McCain appears with silver duct tape across her mouth and “NOH8” written on one...

  • Apologizing to McCain and Palin for ‘Jewish philistinism’

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    November 17, 2008 | 1:53 pm

    Dean Rotbart, a former columnist for the Wall Street Journal wrote an absolutely blistering column this week about the decision by 78 percent of American Jews to vote for Barack Obama. I don’t agree with Rotbart, but his sharp tongue—he pairs “Jewish” and “philistinism,” mind...

  • Ohio evangelicals surged for McCain and Obama

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    November 4, 2008 | 11:27 pm

    Steve Waldman, editor-in-chief of Beliefnet, takes a look at Ohio exit poll data and finds that evangelicals turned out en mass, more so than in 2004. But the results were surprising:

    The huge victory for Obama in Ohio reflected gains among all religious groups. He improved upon...

  • Christians get out the vote, pray for the future

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    November 4, 2008 | 6:13 pm

    Christians last night, looking for God’s mercy and guidance as Americans prepared to vote, began a 24-hour prayer vigil. Many are as concerned with a state ballot measure—Proposition 8 from right here in California—as they are with the presidential election.

    There is, of course,...

  • John McCain knows his football, hoping for upset

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    November 3, 2008 | 11:20 pm

    John McCain has been playing the underdog card for a little while now. But he clearly hasn’t given up. A few minutes ago, in a taped interview during “Monday Night Football,” McCain waxed Herm Edwards, telling Chris Berman that he’s enjoyed running for president and still thinks he can win.

    “Even though some pundits have written me off,” McCain said, “that’s why you play the game.”

  • McCain o Obama: ¿Quien es mas peligroso?

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    November 3, 2008 | 9:33 pm

    It seems Jewcy has lost all its best regular bloggers: Ali Eteraz, Daniel Koffler, Joey Kurtzman. But here’s a good piece from Josh Strawn about the hollowness of calling Barack Obama a socialist. (Seriously, a friend of mine responded to another friend’s mass e-mail in support of Obama last night with “Obama for the people’s republic of America!!!”).

    Most of Strawn’s blog post is after the jump:

  • McCain spokesman tongue-tied talking about Obama and anti-Semites

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    November 3, 2008 | 3:52 am

    I missed this interview CNN’s Rick Sanchez has Thursday with Michael Goldfarb, spokesman for the John McCain campaign. In it Sanchez asks about why voters should be concerned that Barack Obama was at the farewell dinner for Rashid Khalidi, and Goldfarb responds that Obama has made...

  • Obama’s lead smaller in final Pew poll

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    November 2, 2008 | 10:37 pm

    The final Pew poll before Tuesday’s presidential election shows Barack Obama with a 49-to-42 percentage-point lead over John McCain:

    Though still a significant lead, it’s suddenly a much tighter race than Obama’s 15-point lead from last week.

    There are two things closing the gap,...

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