Sen. John McCain
- Homepage: http://mccain.senate.gov/
January 2006: "After graduating from the Naval Academy in 1958, John McCain began his career as a Naval aviator. In 1982, he was elected to Congress representing what was then the first congressional district of Arizona. In 1986, he was elected to the United States Senate to take the place of Arizona's great Senator Barry Goldwater. Senator McCain is currently the senior senator from Arizona.
In 2000, McCain ran unsuccessfully for the Republican nomination for President of the United States. He is currently the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, and serves on the Armed Services, and Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committees."http://mccain.senate.gov/index.cfm?fuseaction=Bio.Home
March 2013: 'Senator John McCain, Republican of Arizona, challenged that decision. “Do we live in a world,” he asked, where “we just decide, well, because we’re concerned about something, we’re not going to comply with regulations?”'http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2013/03/15/jpmorgan-executives-face-withering-questions-at-senate-hearing/
July 2012: "During times of crisis it is often a smart strategy to give virtually unlimited access to the media in order to push out your message aggressively and satisfy reporter curiosity so that the issue can be pushed of the front burner. John McCain famously did this well earlier in his career when dealing with his own Keating five controversies."http://www.forbes.com/sites/tjwalker/2012/07/14/35-questions-mitt-romney-must-answer-about-bain-capital-before-the-issue-can-go-away/
June 2011: "It's very common for musicians to object to the use of their material. In 2008, the McCain campaign ran afoul of several artists, including John Mellencamp and Van Halen. In both those cases, the artists were objecting to the use of their songs at rallies, where an ASCAP license would apply. The McCain campaign agreed to stop playing Mellencamp songs voluntarily. The issue also frequently crops up with Christian groups that do not wish their material to be used at events they find objectionable."http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/explainer/2011/06/rebel_without_a_clue.html
June 2011: "I did my best to steer clear of reporting on immigration policy but couldn’t always avoid it. On two occasions, I wrote about Hillary Clinton’s position on driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants. I also wrote an article about Senator Mel Martinez of Florida, then the chairman of the Republican National Committee, who was defending his party’s stance toward Latinos after only one Republican presidential candidate — John McCain, the co-author of a failed immigration bill — agreed to participate in a debate sponsored by Univision, the Spanish-language network."http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/26/magazine/my-life-as-an-undocumented-immigrant.html
June 2011: "The resolution was based on a Senate bill written by Senators John Kerry, Democrat of Massachusetts, and John McCain, Republican of Arizona, to blunt criticism that the president has failed to seek Congressional approval for his actions in Libya."http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/25/us/politics/25powers.html
June 2011: "Mr. Hatch did help Mr. McCain press for some elements of his proposal — pleasing the professional sports groups that had sought the legislation — by getting them included in a separate Senate bill. A McCain aide said the senator considered those concessions a victory. Industry executives, who participated in the effort, believed that Mr. McCain largely backed off because he was concerned about the damage a highly motivated industry could do during his tough re-election fight in Arizona."http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/21/us/politics/21hatch.html
June 2011: "(CNN) -- U.S. Sen. John McCain is blaming illegal immigrants for starting some of the wildfires that have scorched hundreds of thousands of acres in Arizona."http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/06/19/arizona.mccain.wildfire.claim/index.html
April 2011: "The collection and dissemination of this information raises a host of privacy issues, of course, and the bipartisan team of Senators John Kerry and John McCain has proposed what it is calling the Commercial Privacy Bill of Rights to deal with many of them."http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/24/business/24view.html
December 2010: "Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), a leading opponent of the measure, said liberals with no military experience were pushing a social agenda on troops during wartime despite reservations among the fighting forces."http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/12/18/AR2010121801729.html
April 2010: 'Mr. McCain, locked in a competitive primary with a challenger campaigning on immigration, only came out in support of the law hours before the state senate passed it Monday afternoon. Governor Brewer, even after the senate had passed the bill, had been silent on whether she would sign it. Though she was widely expected to, given her primary challenge, she refused to give her position on it even at a dinner on Thursday for a Hispanic social service organization, Chicanos Por La Causa, where several audience members called out “Veto!”'http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/24/us/politics/24immig.html
April 2010: 'And last week, in a tax-day speech on the Senate floor, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) accused the Obama administration of having "floated the idea of" a VAT and called on his Senate colleagues to go "on record on this onerous new tax."'http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/04/20/AR2010042004102.html
May 2009: 'By one Congressional estimate, taxing this “Cadillac coverage,” as some call it, could yield $100 billion in revenue over five years. No wonder Senator Max Baucus, the Montana Democrat who is a leader of the health reform effort, seems keen on the idea. And although the candidate Barack Obama criticized the notion last year when Senator John McCain promoted it, the concept now has some support in his administration as part of an overhaul of the health care system.'http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/08/health/policy/08healthtax.html
December 2008: "The report was issued jointly by Senator Carl Levin of Michigan, the Democratic chairman of the panel, and Senator John McCain of Arizona, the top Republican. It represents the most thorough review by Congress to date of the origins of the abuse of prisoners in American military custody, and it explicitly rejects the Bush administration’s contention that tough interrogation methods have helped keep the country and its troops safe."http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/12/washington/12detainee.html
October 2008: "Is health care a right or a responsibility? During the third presidential debate, Barack Obama declared it to be a right, while John McCain called it a responsibility. These assertions underscore the different philosophies underlying the candidates' proposals. One assumes that everyone is entitled to health care; the other puts the responsibility for obtaining health care squarely on the shoulders of the consumer."http://www.bankrate.com/brm/news/BoomerBucks/20081029_health_care_proposals_a1.asp
October 2008: 'But such monitoring just became easier with a law approved unanimously by the Congress and signed on Monday by President Bush. A section of that law written by Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain gives Internet service providers access to lists of child porn files, which previously had been closely held by law enforcement agencies and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Although the law says it doesn't require any monitoring, it doesn't forbid it either. And the law ratchets up the pressure, making it a felony for ISPs to fail to report any "actual knowledge" of child pornography.'http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27198621
October 2008: "Still, at rally after rally Mr. McCain denounces Mr. Obama for wanting to redistribute wealth, hitting especially hard on Mr. Obama’s plan to give tax credits, in the form of checks, to some people who do not pay income tax. (Mr. McCain omits the fact that his own health care plan would do much the same thing, giving tax credits of $5,000 to families for health insurance, regardless of whether they pay income taxes.)"http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/20/us/politics/20mccain.html
October 2008: "Mr. McCain has released more details about his health than the other three nominees, though he has done so in a phased way and has apparently not agreed to any extensive interviews about his health. A handful of reporters were allowed to view his records during his bid for the 2000 Republican presidential nomination. Another group of reporters were permitted to see newer records last May. By not allowing reporters to interview him or his doctors extensively about his entire medical history, he has made it impossible to get a complete picture of his diagnoses and treatment."http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/20/us/politics/20health.html
October 2008: "However, instead of calling for an overhaul of the much hated law, McCain is calling for VIP treatment for the remixes made by political campaigns."http://news.cnet.com/8301-13739_3-10066570-46.html
September 2008: 'This afternoon, John McCain joined in a summit with his rival Barack Obama and President George W. Bush, after “suspending” his campaign and rushing back to Washington to help rescue the American economy. As pundits and the public argue over whether this is the patriotic act of a true statesman or the desperate stunt of a political operator, McCain hopes they will forget what it really is for him: pure deja vu. McCain has already been here and done this, back in the roaring eighties, when he was in the thick of another financial meltdown that yielded a huge government bailout—and the worst scandal of his own political career.'http://www.motherjones.com/mojoblog/archives/2008/09/9933_remember_the_sl.html
July 2008: "McCain recently admitted to The New York Times that he currently has other people go online to get him the information he needs, adding that he's working on mastering the technology....The man's been in Congress for well over 25 years, and Internet policy has been on the agenda for at least a decade."http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2325664,00.asp
September 2008: 'Mr. McCain portrays himself as a Washington maverick unswayed by special interests, referring recently to lobbyists as “birds of prey.” Yet in his current campaign, more than 40 fund-raisers and top advisers have lobbied or worked for an array of gambling interests — including tribal and Las Vegas casinos, lottery companies and online poker purveyors.'http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/28/us/politics/28gambling-web.htm
September 2008: 'Embryos used to produce embryonic stem cells are harvested after five days, when the embryo is still an undifferentiated blob of about 70 cells. While there is no sharp line for when an embryo becomes a fetus, nine weeks is a good rule of thumb; the industry standard for halting development on research embryos is two weeks. No reputable scientist has supported fetus experimentation. For McCain to revive the language of "fetal farming," say bioethicists, was misleading.'http://blog.wired.com/wiredscience/2008/09/mccain-skews-sc.html
September 2008: "Sen. John McCain, the Republican presidential candidate, introduced a similar bill, the Cell Phone Tax Moratorium Act, into the Senate in 2007."http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-10046126-38.html
July 2008: 'The presumed Republican presidential nominee, Sen. John McCain, supports keeping the "don't ask, don't tell" policy.'http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/07/23/dontask.donttell/index.html
August 2008: 'ORLANDO, Fla. — Senator John McCain’s campaign accused Senator Barack Obama on Thursday of playing “the race card,” citing his remarks that Republicans would try to scare voters by pointing out that he “doesn’t look like all those other presidents on the dollar bills.”'http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/01/us/politics/01campaign.html
July 2008: "Comedy has been no easier for the phalanx of late-night television hosts who depend on skewering political leaders for a healthy quotient of their nightly monologues. Jay Leno, David Letterman, Conan O’Brien and others have delivered a nightly stream of jokes about the Republican running for president — each one a variant on the same theme: John McCain is old."http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/15/us/politics/15humor.html
July 2008: 'In the most detailed examination yet of Senator John McCain’s eligibility to be president, a law professor at the University of Arizona has concluded that neither Mr. McCain’s birth in 1936 in the Panama Canal Zone nor the fact that his parents were American citizens is enough to satisfy the constitutional requirement that the president must be a “natural-born citizen.”'http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/11/us/politics/11mccain.html
July 2008: "Mr. Obama, in particular, has made transparency a cornerstone of his campaign, even introducing a bill in the Senate last year that would mandate that presidential candidates identify their bundlers. But Senator John McCain, the presumed Republican nominee, has also railed against the influence of money on politics and been lax on the issue of bundler disclosure as well."http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/11/us/politics/11bundlers.html
July 2008: "Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), the presumptive GOP candidate for president, did not vote. He told reporters while campaigning in Pennsylvania that he and Obama still strongly disagree on immunity for the telecommunications companies, and he criticized his rival for changing positions on the legislation."http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/07/09/AR2008070901780.html
July 2008: "The audit, by State's inspector general, was prompted by the discovery in March that three of the department's contract workers had peeked at the private passport files of Sens. Barack Obama and John McCain and that a State Department trainee had examined the file of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton."http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/07/03/AR2008070303799.html
June 2008: 'Sen. John McCain (Ariz.), the Republican presidential candidate, cautioned Thursday that destruction of Yongbyon's cooling tower is still only a "modest step" and added: "It is important to remember our goal has been the full, permanent and verifiable denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula." Washington must maintain diplomatic and economic pressure on the North until it fulfills all its obligations under six-nation talks, he said.'http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/06/26/AR2008062600252.html
June 2008: "Davis v. Federal Election Commission is the latest constitutional challenge to what is best known as the McCain-Feingold Act after its chief authors, Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.), now the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, and Russell Feingold (D-Wis.)."http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/06/26/AR2008062601414.html
June 2008: 'The Supreme Court ruling is likely to play out in this year’s elections, as Senator John McCain of Arizona, the presumptive Republican nominee for president, made clear. “I applaud this decision as well as the overturning of the District of Columbia’s ban on handguns and limitations on the ability to use firearms for self-defense,” Mr. McCain said in a statement, which contained a reminder that his Democratic nominee, Senator Barack Obama of Illinois, refused to join him in signing an amicus brief in support of overturning the district’s law.'http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/27/washington/27scotuscnd.html
June 2008: "WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Sen. John McCain on Thursday accused Sen. Barack Obama of breaking a promise when the Democrat decided to forgo public financing in this fall's campaign."http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/06/19/obama.public.financing/index.html
June 2008: 'In a Tuesday morning conference call with reporters, McCain advisers criticized Obama as "naive" and "delusional" in his approach to the handling of terrorism suspects after he expressed support for last week's Supreme Court decision granting detainees the right to seek habeas corpus hearings. Obama fired back, saying the Republicans who had led failed efforts to capture Osama bin Laden lacked the standing to criticize him on the issue.'http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/06/17/AR2008061702819.html
June 2008: "In a taped interview with the network, Senator Barack Obama suggested that Senator John McCain should have done more to tamp down attacks on Mr. Obama’s wife, Michelle, who has been the target of false rumors and criticism about her personal character and her patriotism."http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/06/18/leave-the-wives-alone-candidates-say/index.html
June 2008: "The party’s presumptive presidential nominee, Senator John McCain of Arizona, used a speech in Houston on Tuesday to say he now favors offshore drilling, an announcement that infuriated environmentalists who have long viewed him as an ally. Florida’s governor, Charlie Crist, a Republican, immediately joined Mr. McCain, saying he, too, now wants an end to the ban."http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/18/washington/18drill.html
June 2008: "Lobbying by foreign agents — and the lack of disclosures about their activities — is an issue that has dogged the presidential campaign of Senator John McCain, who in recent weeks has seen aides resign because of their ties to foreign governments and private interests."http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/12/washington/12agent.html
June 2008: 'Republican opposition appeared to be softening, however. Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) said this week that he supported the measure because Americans were "hurting badly." In House debate, Republican lawmakers acknowledged the need to extend unemployment benefits but complained that the measure was flawed because it would remove a longstanding federal requirement that a worker be employed full time for at least 20 weeks before becoming eligible for extended benefits.'http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/06/11/AR2008061101977.html
June 2008: "In 2005, Congress, led by Senator John McCain, a Republican who had been tortured in a North Vietnamese prison camp, banned the military from using harsh methods. Still, many Democrats trod cautiously on the delicate subject of interrogation, fearful of Republican accusations that they were soft on terrorism."http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/11/washington/11detain.html
June 2008: "WASHINGTON — As the bitter Democratic nomination battle continued to be bogged down in rancorous maneuverings to the very end, Senator John McCain honed his national security message before Jewish-American leaders, charging on Monday that Senator Barack Obama’s policies toward Iraq and Iran would create chaos and endanger the United States and Israel."http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/03/us/politics/02cnd-mccain.html
May 2008: "The legislation also faces a competing bill backed by Senator John McCain, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, that seeks to address the Pentagon’s concerns about troops facing a choice between serving and studying."http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/22/washington/22soldiers.html
May 2008: 'Although Bush did not mention Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.), the remarks were widely seen as an attack on the Democratic presidential front-runner, who has said he would be willing to talk with Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad without preconditions during his first year in office. The presumptive GOP nominee, Sen. John McCain (Ariz.), said yesterday that Obama's willingness to talk with Iran reveals "inexperience and reckless judgment."'http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/05/19/AR2008051902639.html
May 2008: "In November, Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Kan.) introduced the Human-Animal Hybrid Prohibition Act, which would amend the federal criminal code to penalize anyone who creates or attempts to create an embryo with human and non-human tissue. It has 18 co-sponsors, including presidential candidate John McCain (R-Ariz.). In April, Rep. Christopher H. Smith (R-N.J.) introduced a companion bill."http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/05/19/AR2008051902445.html
May 2008: 'Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Sen. John McCain supports "traditional" marriage but opposes a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, saying individual states should decide the issue. He also backs some legal benefits for same-sex couples.'http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/05/15/same.sex.marriage/index.html
March 2008: 'In a presidential-campaign speech on the housing crunch last week, John McCain spoke for many Americans when he emphasized personal accountability. "I have always been committed to the principle that it is not the duty of government to bail out and reward those who act irresponsibly, whether they are big banks or small borrowers," Senator McCain said.'http://www.csmonitor.com/2008/0331/p01s01-usec.html
March 2008: 'Bill Burton, an Obama spokesman, told journalists, "this is an outrageous breach of security and privacy...We demand to know who opened Sen. Obama's file." Reuters news service quoted McCain saying that "if anyone's privacy is breached, they deserve an apology and a full investigation and I believe that will take place." And Clinton's office released a statement saying "Senator Clinton will closely monitor the State Department's investigation into this and the other breaches of private passport information."'http://www.newsweek.com/id/124566/
March 2008: "Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) has proposed reining in health-care costs, in part by treating the value of employer-sponsored health-care plans as income and providing a $5,000 per family tax credit for those who buy health insurance. He also supports free-market proposals aimed at stoking competition and giving patients more information, which he believes will increase pressure on health providers to control costs."http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/03/23/AR2008032301770.html
February 2008: 'Broadcaster Lowell "Bud" Paxson yesterday contradicted statements from Sen. John McCain's presidential campaign that the senator did not meet with Paxson or his lobbyist before sending two controversial letters to the Federal Communications Commission on Paxson's behalf.'http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/02/22/AR2008022202634.html
February 2008: 'The First Amendment lawyer is a prominent opponent of the 2002 campaign-finance reform law cosponsored by Sens. John McCain (R) of Arizona and Russ Feingold (D) of Wisconsin. Last year, Bopp persuaded a majority of justices to scale back rules in the McCain-Feingold law governing "issue advertising." Analysts see the latest lawsuit as a bid to extend that holding.'http://www.csmonitor.com/2008/0201/p03s01-ussc.html
January 2008: "Cheating in baseball or track and field is presumably just as serious as in football, soccer, or basketball, but baseball has received extra scrutiny because Congress got involved. Heavyweight politicians, including Sen. John McCain, have decided to literally turn the steroid scandal into a federal case, with well-publicized and sweeping drug testing to assure a clean sport."http://www.livescience.com/strangenews/080131-bad-sports-cheating.html
October 2007: Waterboarding has also been a flash point among Republican presidential candidates. Last week, after Rudolph W. Giuliani, the former New York mayor, said he was not sure about waterboarding because he thought “the liberal media” might not have described it properly, Senator John McCain of Arizona, who was tortured as a prisoner in North Vietnam, shot back, saying it was a torture method used since the Spanish Inquisition.http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/31/washington/31mukasey.html
October 2007: The Catholic bishops are among several religious groups lobbying for the bill. Democratic leaders in the House and Senate support it. So do senior Republican senators such as Arizona's John McCain and Indiana's Richard Lugar, as well as the nation's largest teachers union.http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2007-10-07-Dream_N.htm
October 2007: Muslim and Jewish groups on Monday sharply criticized Sen. John McCain's comments that he would prefer a Christian president to lead the United States.http://www.cnn.com/2007/POLITICS/10/01/mccain.christian.nation/index.html
June 2007: John McCain, who made his name attacking special interests, has more lobbyists working on his staff or as advisers than any of his competitors, Republican or Democrat.http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2007/06/23/huffpost-exclusive-more-_n_53456.html
June 2007: 'On the Republican side, not one of the 10 candidates on the stage in Tuesday’s debate expressed support for allowing openly gay men and women to serve in the military...Senator John McCain of Arizona declared it would be a “terrific mistake” to “even reopen the issue,” adding that the troops now in the field were “the very best.”'http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/08/us/politics/08gays.html
June 2006: But Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who opposed the measure, said: 'Most Americans are not yet convinced that their elected representatives or the judiciary are likely to expand decisively the definition of marriage to include same-sex couples.'http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/06/07/AR2006060700830.html
January 2006: But the bill to watch is authored by Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Rep. Christopher Shays (R-Conn.). Under it, lobbying firms and organizations would have to disclose each fundraising event they host or sponsor for federal candidates and the total amount raised at each such event.http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/01/08/AR2006010800727.html
January 2006: Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Russell Feingold (D-Wis.), who co-wrote campaign finance changes a few years ago, have introduced separate proposals that would crack down hard on lobbying as now practiced. Their ideas will serve as the starting point for what is expected to be a vigorous debate.http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/01/03/AR2006010301536.html
October 2005: Senate GOP leaders had managed to fend off the detainee language this summer, saying Congress should not constrain the executive branch's options. But last night, 89 senators sided with Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), a former prisoner of war in Vietnam who led the fight for the interrogation restrictions. McCain said military officers have implored Congress for guidelines, adding that he mourns 'what we lose when by official policy or by official negligence we allow, confuse or encourage our soldiers to forget . . . that which is our greatest strength: that we are different and better than our enemies.'http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/10/05/AR2005100502062.html
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QUOTE: For career politicians, the worst nightmare would be a businessperson from the real world with a billion dollars and an open checkbook. Freddy Krueger is Michael Bloomberg.
New York Times Apr 23, 2010 U.S.’s Toughest Immigration Law Is Signed in Arizona
QUOTE: Gov. Jan Brewer of Arizona signed the toughest illegal immigration bill in the country into law on Friday, aimed at identifying, prosecuting and deporting illegal immigrants. The governor’s move unleashed immediate protests and reignited the divisive battle over immigration reform nationally. Even before she signed the bill at a 4:30 p.m. news conference here, President Obama strongly criticized it.
New York Times Apr 21, 2010 VAT's benefits outweighed by politics, experts say
QUOTE: the hyperpartisan political atmosphere is narrowing the options for dealing with the chronic budget shortfall. The latest sign: the emphatic rejection by both parties in recent days of a value-added tax, a sales tax imposed by nearly every other developed nation.
Washington Post Aug 25, 2009 Our laws condone torture: Investigations into torture can only do so much. The U.S. needs laws that more clearly forbid brutality
QUOTE: It is the ambiguity of U.S. law on these matters that allowed John Yoo to offer those bizarre opinions, as White House counsel, as to what interrogators could do. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is toothless and largely ineffectual except as a vague set of ideals. It needn't be that way.
Salon Jun 15, 2009 Neo-Nazis are in the Army now: Why the U.S. military is ignoring its own regulations and permitting white supremacists to join its ranks.
QUOTE: Since the launch of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the U.S. military has struggled to recruit and reenlist troops. As the conflicts have dragged on, the military has loosened regulations... The lax regulations have also opened the military's doors to neo-Nazis, white supremacists and gang members — with drastic consequences.
Salon May 07, 2009 Taxing Those With Insurance to Pay for Those Without
QUOTE: Simply put, the government would tax the people who already have the most expensive health benefits, as provided by their employers....the additional taxes could affect many workers who are far from affluent and put the cost of adequate coverage further beyond the reach of many Americans. Some critics also warn that the taxes could undermine the employer-based coverage that is the bedrock of the nation’s health insurance system.
New York Times Dec 12, 2008 Report Blames Rumsfeld for Detainee Abuses
QUOTE: leaders of the Senate Armed Services Committee said top Bush administration officials, including Donald H. Rumsfeld, the former defense secretary, bore major responsibility for the abuses committed by American troops in interrogations at Abu Ghraib in Iraq; Guantánamo Bay, Cuba; and other military detention centers.
New York Times Oct 29, 2008 Solutions to the health care problem
QUOTE: Is health care a right or a responsibility? During the third presidential debate, Barack Obama declared it to be a right, while John McCain called it a responsibility.
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