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John McCain diagnosed with brain cancer

By Laurie Bennett   |   July 19, 2017 at 7:17pm   |   0 Comments

Sen. John McCain has been diagnosed with brain cancer, Sanjay Gupta reports on CNN.

Jane Fonda’s many (indirect) links to Congress

By Laurie Bennett   |   March 7, 2013 at 6:04pm   |   0 Comments

With Jane Fonda’s name being swatted around Capitol Hill as the archetype for the non-lethal opposition, we started wondering about her Washington connections.

McCain and Hagel: no longer a perfect blendship

By Laurie Bennett   |   January 31, 2013 at 5:23pm   |   0 Comments

If Sunday’s “Sixty Minutes” interview of President Obama and Hillary Clinton provided insights into political foes-turned-friends, Thursday’s Senate grilling of Obama’s nominee for secretary of defense gave the reverse.

‘If I were king of the forest…’

By Laurie Bennett   |   January 24, 2013 at 9:15am   |   0 Comments

Sometimes the first proposition in a double hypothetical is so outrageous that the listener simply can’t move on to the second.

Dianne Feinstein: John McCain’s foil

By Laurie Bennett   |   November 22, 2012 at 8:32am   |   0 Comments

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) is taking advantage of the platform she has as chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee.

McCain calls for end to allegations against Clinton aide

By Laurie Bennett   |   July 18, 2012 at 1:24pm   |   0 Comments

Sen. John McCain stepped up Wednesday to defend an aide to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Meghan McCain: budding author and budding Republican

By A. James Memmott   |   April 14, 2009 at 8:27am   |   1 Comments

Meghan McCain, daughter of John, has blogged her way to a book deal said to be in the high six figures.

Lawsuit against Skull and Bones renews mystery about Geronimo’s remains

By Carol Eisenberg   |   February 19, 2009 at 10:05am   |   1 Comments

The descendants of Geronimo, the Apache chief whose skull is rumored to be part of the rituals of Yale’s Skull and Bones Society, filed a lawsuit Tuesday demanding the return of their ancestor’s remains.

Candidate Obama is now president-elect

By Laurie Bennett   |   November 5, 2008 at 12:05am   |   0 Comments

Winning decisively in the swing states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Florida and Virginia, Barack Obama was elected the 44th president today - the first black American ever chosen for the office.

Red states and blue states reach fever pitch

By Laurie Bennett   |   November 4, 2008 at 8:33am   |   0 Comments

The campaign that seemed eternal finally comes to an end today, and still we fret about a replay of 2000 and 2004, when Election Day was not the end, but only an escalation of months-long worries and anxieties.

Rashid Khalidi’s web of connections includes McCain, as well as Obama

By Carol Eisenberg   |   November 2, 2008 at 10:56am   |   0 Comments

Social networks can be tricky things, as John McCain found out this week.

Nate Silver sets the gold standard for analysis of political polls

By Gary Jacobson   |   October 26, 2008 at 8:42am   |   1 Comments

Nate Silver, the Sultan of Stats behind FiveThirtyEight.com, referred to himself as a “poll Nazi” this past week when he criticized the methodology of some pollsters.

The governor’s new clothes

By Emily Morgan   |   October 22, 2008 at 3:39pm   |   0 Comments

Sarah Palin’s wardrobe has been revamped, thanks to the Republican National Committee.

McCain goes after Obama’s links to ACORN

By Carol Eisenberg   |   October 15, 2008 at 12:35pm   |   0 Comments

The group stands accused of a grand scheme - of registering Mickey Mouse in Florida, and Tony Romo, the Dallas Cowboys quarterback, in Nevada - all in an effort to elect Sen. Barack Obama as president.

Cindy McCain’s 13-year business relationship with Charles Keating

By Carol Eisenberg   |   October 14, 2008 at 11:25am   |   0 Comments

Cindy McCain and her late father, James Willis Hensley, were partners with the convicted savings-and-loan chief from 1986 until 1998 through their investment in a Phoenix shopping center.

Weathermen prosecutor dismisses efforts to tie Obama to Ayers

By Carol Eisenberg   |   October 10, 2008 at 5:19pm   |   0 Comments

The former lead prosecutor of the Weather Underground has expressed indignation over efforts to link Barack Obama to onetime radical William C. Ayers by the campaign of John McCain.

She knows mavericks, and John McCain, you’re no maverick

By A. James Memmott   |   October 7, 2008 at 10:59am   |   4 Comments

Terrellita Maverick is upset that Sen. John McCain and his campaign have appropriated the family name.

Homer Simpson: another frustrated voter

By Emily Morgan   |   October 5, 2008 at 9:10am   |   0 Comments

Homer Simpson’s choice for the next president of the United States has leaked to the internet.

Neither McCain nor Obama did much to rally troops for bailout

By Carol Eisenberg   |   September 30, 2008 at 11:18am   |   0 Comments

Neither John McCain, nor Barack Obama could claim they exercised leadership on the bailout plan, whose rejection by rank-and-file lawmakers yesterday drove markets to historic lows.

John McCain has a long, complicated relationship with gambling interests

By Laurie Bennett   |   September 28, 2008 at 10:40am   |   0 Comments

In a lengthy piece today, The New York Times details John McCain’s extensive connections to the casino industry and Indian gaming.


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