John McCain

Trump ‘Disrespectful’ Call to Soldier’s Widow a Presidential Tipping Point

Donald Trump’s clash with a Florida Congresswoman over his comments to the widow of a U.S. soldier could be a tipping point in his presidency, shredding what’s left of his credibility and exposing his gross politicization of the military and national symbols. Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla) caused the uproar when she said Trump was “disrespectful” to the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson, who was killed with three other soldiers in Niger....

Sarah Palin Embraces Donald Trump: Is It Kiss of Death for His Campaign?

Sarah Palin’s endorsement of Donald Trump may help solidify his support among hard-right Republicans. But it could turn out to be the kiss of death for his presidential campaign, should he win the party’s nomination for president. GOP Sen. John McCain selected her as his running mate in 2008. She proved to be a highly polarizing figure and he lost to President Obama. Not much has changed since then....

Cindy McCain Waves Bloody Shirt Over Gwyneth Paltrow War Remark

Cindy McCain, the wife of Arizona Sen. John McCain, took a cheap shot at liberal-minded Gwyneth Paltrow when she criticized the actress for comparing Internet abuse with the “dehumanizing” experience soldiers face in war. McCain called Paltrow a “joke” and urged her to sit down with injured soldiers to see the real effects of war. John, of course, was a prisoner of war in Vietnam. ...

President Obama Sublime to Substantive on Jay Leno (watch!)

President Obama sat down with Jay Leno last night for a wide-ranging interview that may have been one of the best that Leno has ever conducted during his 30 or so years on the show. The president tackled questions on Russia, the economy, health care, NSA leaker Edward Snowdon, gay rights and the Trayvon Martin case. And, at the end of the interview, he had a small present for Leno, who is an avid automobile buff. He presented the talk show host with a detailed replica of the presidential limousine...
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Julianne Moore Nails Sarah Palin in New Game Change Trailer (watch!)

Julianne Moore is in the spotlight as Sarah Palin in the first trailer for the upcoming HBO movie about the 2008 election, but Woody Harrelson and Ed Harris as John McCain hold their own in “Game Change.” Judging from the trailer, the movie doesn’t look like it pulls any punches in its analysis of the personalities and the issues that shaped an historic election. Since viewers already know the outcome, the story here is in the telling....
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