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Schumer praises McCain for
ObamaCare repeal opposition

The Hill, by Nathaniel Weixel

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Posted By:JoniTx, 9/22/2017 4:05:46 PM

The Senate’s top Democrat offered praise for Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) after he said he would oppose the latest ObamaCare repeal bill, which narrows the chance that Republicans can get the legislation to President Trump’s desk. “John McCain shows the same courage in Congress that he showed when he was a naval aviator,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said an hour after McCain’s statement. “I have assured Senator McCain that as soon as repeal is off the table, we Democrats are intent on resuming the bipartisan process.” McCain is the second Republican, after Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.), to announce


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Reply 1 - Posted by: HistoryBuff, 9/22/2017 4:17:11 PM     (No. 11391949)

"It could be a tumor. . . "

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Reply 2 - Posted by: JMEGrammy, 9/22/2017 4:23:11 PM     (No. 11391955)

Could this mean Chuck´nNancy aren´t really the President´s friends?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: ginadee, 9/22/2017 4:33:50 PM     (No. 11391966)

My opinion of McCain has steadily gone down the same as one of the navy planes he was flying.
He is useless and can take leave anytime. I won´t miss him. I think he is a mean man although he prefers to be called a Maverick.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: molson309, 9/22/2017 4:39:40 PM     (No. 11391974)

Praise from Schumer is what everyone should aspire to - my respect for McCain now exceeds all bounds!


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Reply 5 - Posted by: rocco49, 9/22/2017 4:45:53 PM     (No. 11391988)

Cozy bedfellows, eh?

McPain needs to be stripped of his position in the GOP! STAT!
AND Eddie Munster!
AND Ditch Mitch!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: wilarrbie, 9/22/2017 4:47:49 PM     (No. 11391990)

Not news - we already know this about McCain. Learning we shouldn´t expect anything more from him. And if ´repeal´ is off the table - what process then, is there for ANYone to resume, bi-partisan or otherwise? Dems plan to tank it as it is. And Republicans have their heads up their butts.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Flipper3, 9/22/2017 4:54:09 PM     (No. 11391995)

McCain stinks out loud.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Bubby, 9/22/2017 4:58:29 PM     (No. 11392000)

President Trump should state if you don´t pass this your exemption from it will end and so will the subsidies. Let the Democrats like Schumer and McCain embrace the full effects of that odious legislation and show the American people what they really passed! So far the Republicans have done everything possible to soften the financial impact of "The Affortable Care Act" on the public. Time to end the fairy tale that the Feds can lower healthcare costs.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: JansGraphix, 9/22/2017 5:00:24 PM     (No. 11392003)

Ok. I see the left has a new hero. Err... well, maybe not so new.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: daisymay, 9/22/2017 5:05:00 PM     (No. 11392005)

Speaking of the Subsidies, WHY have they NOT been cut off? Trump should do it now. Why should WE, THE TAXPAYERS, pay for their Healthcare when they can´t FIX it so that everyone can afford it? What´s wrong with that picture!! As for McCain, what a Legacy he will leave! Voting NO! Being a "Maverick"! I think his Legacy will be he´s a nasty, mean old man who should have retired a long time ago. He´s only there to cause trouble! Shame on him!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: digger, 9/22/2017 5:13:09 PM     (No. 11392008)

John must be so proud.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: watashiyo, 9/22/2017 5:13:41 PM     (No. 11392009)

This is unprecedented! Rarely do you get to see a piece of Crap turn into a Maggot. And it transforms into a Fly that thrives around a bunch of CRAPs. McCain, you make those swarm of gnats in the swamp looking good.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: RedWhiteBlue, 9/22/2017 5:13:49 PM     (No. 11392010)

#5 Maybe this would help ALL of us....

Subject: Let´s do this!!
I think this is too good to be true. I would love to see term limits as after 12 years in Congress, they aren´t too crazy about making American great again, they are thinking about the money and Lobbyist gifts along with the next election.

The Trump Rule
This makes way too much sense not to be passed on. But at least we can make our wishes known and hope.
I’m with Trump on this one.

President Trump is asking everyone to forward this email to a minimum of 20 people, and to ask each of those to do likewise. In three days, most people in the United States will have the message. This is an idea that should be passed around, regardless of political party.

The TRUMP Rule
Congressional Reform Act of 2017
1. No Tenure / No Pension.
A Congressman / woman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they´re out of office.

2. Congress (past, present, & future) participates in Social Security.

All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the Social Security system immediately. All future funds flow into the Social Security system, and Congress participates with the American people.
It may not be used for any other purpose.

3. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans do.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: RedWhiteBlue, 9/22/2017 5:14:53 PM     (No. 11392011)


4. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise. Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.

5. Congress loses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American people.

6. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people.

7. All contracts with past and present Congressmen/women are void effective 7/1/17. (This date has to be changed!)

The American people did not make this contract with Congressmen/women.
Congress made all these contracts for themselves.

Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career.
The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators should serve their term(s), then go home and go back to work.

If each person contacts a minimum of twenty people, then it will only take three days for most people in the U.S. to receive the message.

It´s time!
Pass it on. Let´s drain the swamp

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Reply 15 - Posted by: jalo1951, 9/22/2017 5:16:08 PM     (No. 11392012)

Time to put Congress under the thumb of obamacare. If they got pooped on like we are getting pooped on they might change their tune. Do it Mr. President. Sooner rather than later.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: WhatMediaBias, 9/22/2017 5:21:47 PM     (No. 11392014)

Should McPain really be proud of Schemer´s praise. Guess he just wants attention any way he can get it.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: chumley, 9/22/2017 5:24:02 PM     (No. 11392015)

He has managed to get himself into an unenviable position. He is one of the few Americans for whom the country will be better off when he dies. Hopefully it will be better off soon.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: earlybird, 9/22/2017 5:39:43 PM     (No. 11392025)

From an article on glioblastoma, especially in frontal lobes:

Patients with primary intrinsic brain tumors can experience neurological, cognitive, and psychiatric symptoms that greatly affect daily life. In this review, we focus on changes in personality and behavior, mood issues, hallucinations, and psychosis, because these are either difficult to recognize, to treat, or are understudied in scientific literature. (Snip)

After surgery, brain tumor patients are more likely to underestimate their psychological problems and the negative impact of changes to their emotional functioning, interpersonal relationships, neurocognitive functioning, and coping skills.23 This can be distressing for partners and others who are closely involved.23 Moreover, lack of awareness of deficits can have a major impact on the outcome of rehabilitation after treatment.24 As social and behavioral problems are often very difficult to detect in clinical neuro-oncological practice, but can affect the lives of patients and their partners in a very profound way, these issues are of special concern.


Otherwise known as a “loose cannon”...

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Reply 19 - Posted by: dwa, 9/22/2017 5:45:15 PM     (No. 11392031)

There was a move in AZ in 2001 to recall McCain. He was saved by 911. Time to start that movement again. This mans pettiness and complete lack of character is only getting worse with his ill brain.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Harlowe, 9/22/2017 5:49:25 PM     (No. 11392032)

SenatorMcCain seems to bask being in the limelight, and by taking “maverick” actions he rests assured that he will the darling of the mainstream media being sought out for comments and televised appearances. Whether his malcontent conduct is borne of intellect or ego is not discernible; however, curiosity ponders which way he would have voted if the projected vote count had been the same, but in opposition. What SenatorMcCain doesn’t seem to grasp, or care about, is the sullied reputation he has brought upon himself. Life moves on, but history lingers, and history may not be very kind to him.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: buckeye1, 9/22/2017 5:49:57 PM     (No. 11392033)

Is anyone surprised? McCain lives for this stuff

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Judy, 9/22/2017 5:49:58 PM     (No. 11392034)

Repubs should pass the bill to show McCain that he is a nobody.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 9/22/2017 5:51:13 PM     (No. 11392037)

Paul´s and McCain´s fake opposition to ACA repeal is designed to act as a smoke screen to keep Obiegate out of sight and keep the fake Russia thing fresh in people´s minds. Paul´s and McCain´s utter hate for Trump is this strong.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Italiano, 9/22/2017 5:54:18 PM     (No. 11392040)

Once a collaborator...

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Reply 25 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 9/22/2017 5:54:51 PM     (No. 11392041)

McCain and Hillary F-bomb are both spiteful sore losers in their respective presidential campaigns.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Davids918, 9/22/2017 6:00:27 PM     (No. 11392043)

Sadly, McCain actually believes Schumer will keep his word.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: msjena, 9/22/2017 6:07:05 PM     (No. 11392050)

The left didn´t love him when he was running against Obama. They called him Grampy McSame and insinuated he was likely to die during his term in office if elected.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Watlines, 9/22/2017 6:08:52 PM     (No. 11392052)

Totally disheartening.

McCain, Murkowski, Collins, and Paul act and vote like Democrats.

It´s gonna take the president longer than he thought to drain the swamp.

It´s wider and deeper than anyone thought.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: happywarrior, 9/22/2017 6:20:29 PM     (No. 11392061)

When the seizures start he will be unable to continue his duties as a Senator.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Grampstosix, 9/22/2017 6:24:52 PM     (No. 11392064)

It rally is time to check for off shore bank accounts in McCain´s name.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Shmowry1, 9/22/2017 6:29:31 PM     (No. 11392066)

Hey Arizona, not coming to your state again until you boot this lying jackal. Wake up. He campaigned on repeal and has done everything he can to not make that happen. Enjoy the Grand Canyon and my lack of tourism dollars.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: hotcorner, 9/22/2017 6:33:40 PM     (No. 11392067)

The years in Vietnam and McCain´s poor record in the Senate suggests severe damage from being captive in this voter´s mind. Add the brain surgery last month and the need for clarity in legislating for tax reform, repealing Obamacare and dealing with a dangerous world. He served his country long enough and should resign.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: oldmagnolia, 9/22/2017 6:34:02 PM     (No. 11392069)

Cut congress subsidies. Let´s see what Traitor McShame says about that. He cannot expire soon enough.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: kono, 9/22/2017 7:08:45 PM     (No. 11392092)

A leading Democrat praises a prominent RINO... how quaint.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Mickturn, 9/22/2017 7:54:47 PM     (No. 11392116)

One Democrap admiring another!

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Yorkiemom, 9/22/2017 8:12:53 PM     (No. 11392133)

Wow, everyone seems to have Chuckie as a friend.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: hamrman, 9/22/2017 10:25:49 PM     (No. 11392213)

Rodents normally stick together!!!

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Reply 38 - Posted by: kewmac, 9/22/2017 11:10:47 PM     (No. 11392249)

And any of you are surprised? This is the malevolent idiot that was the first half of the ´McCain-Feingold´ campaign finance reform effort eventually rejected by the Supreme Court. Can anyone name anything he accomplished in the Senate that is worthy of note? Wisconsin had the sense to eject Feingold in 2010 and drove a stake through his heart in his 2016 attempt to return to the ´trough´. Sadly Arizona keeps inflicting McCain not only on themselves, but on the rest of us as well. I deeply regret supporting McCain in 2008 and sincerely believe his idiocy is what gave us Obama. There are those that will criticize me for not having sympathy for a man with a terminal illness. To them I say, the day you are born you acquire a terminal illness and that is not an excuse for leaving a hot mess behind you as you exit this vale of tears.

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Sen. John McCain exploded on Fox News’ Peter Doocy on Wednesday for asking him if he would oppose everything that President Trump asks him to do. Doocy asked Sen. McCain if his relationship with the president is “so frayed” that McCain would “not support anything that he comes to you and asks for?” McCain snapped, “Why would you say something that stupid? Why would you ask something that dumb?” “My job as a United States senator — you mean I am somehow going to behave in a way that I’m going to block everything because of some personal disagreement?” McCain said incredulously.

The Clinton cover-up, brought to you by
the same guys who are investigating Trump

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Fox News, by Gregg Jarrett    Original Article
Posted By: Harlowe- 10/18/2017 8:23:36 PM     Post Reply
Damning new evidence appears to show that Hillary Clinton used her office as Secretary of State to confer benefits to Russia in exchange for millions of dollars in donations to her foundation and cash to her husband. But there’s more. It seems it was all covered up for years by the same three people who are now involved in the investigation of President Donald Trump over so-called Russian “collusion.” (Snip) What’s more, Holder was a member of the “Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States” which approved the uranium sale to the Russians in 2010.

Elementary school cancels Halloween
because it is ´not inclusive´ and says it will
celebrate ´black and orange spirit day´ instead

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Daily Mail [UK], by Jennifer Smith    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 10/19/2017 9:49:50 AM     Post Reply
A Massachusetts elementary school has canceled its Halloween events and is celebrating ´black and orange spirit day´ instead. Boyden Elementary School´s principal sent a letter to parents this week saying that it had decided to cancel its traditional Halloween parade on October 31 because it was ´not inclusive of all students´ and was ´difficult´ for many. Without specifying which students the parade excluded, Principal Brendan Dearborn said the school would instead hold a ´black and orange spirit day´.  Children are allowed to dress in those colors but cannot come to school in costume. They are however allowed to wear costumes to an

Meghan McCain ‘Exhausted’ by Trump
Attacks: No ‘Threat’ Can Match What
My Father’s Gone Through

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Mediaite, by Ken Meyer    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 10/18/2017 11:33:30 AM     Post Reply
Meghan McCain gave an interview on Tuesday where she responded to President Trump‘s warning towards her father after his speech against “spurious nationalism.” In a Good Morning America interview with George Stephanopoulos, McCain noted that Trump and her father clearly have different ideas about the best direction of the country. She went on to declare that she’s “exhausted” with the GOP’s infighting and the attacks against her dad after all the challenges he has already faced. “I don’t know if you guys have heard but my father is fighting glioblastoma right now and there’s nothing that could possibly happen or

Trump: Pol ‘totally fabricated’ story
of call to Gold Star family

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New York Post, by Mark Moore    Original Article
Posted By: mc squared- 10/18/2017 8:27:39 AM     Post Reply
President Trump lashed out on Twitter against the Florida congresswoman who said he told a soldier’s widow that her husband “must’ve known what he signed up for,’ saying she “fabricated” the account. “Democrat Congresswoman totally fabricated what I said to the wife of a soldier who died in action (and I have proof). Sad!” Trump wrote on the social messaging site on Tuesday. Rep. Frederica Wilson, a Democrat, said she was riding in the car with Myeshia Johnson, the widow of Army Sgt. La David T. Johnson, who was killed in Niger along with three other comrades, when she got

LeBron James Slams Trump, Talks
Racism in America and Addresses Ali
Comparisons in GQ Article

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Newsweek, by Tim Marcin    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 10/18/2017 9:09:32 AM     Post Reply
LeBron James has been more vocal about topics beyond basketball this offseason—most notably his criticisms of President Donald Trump—and it seems that’s by design. GQ magazine dropped a story about James on Tuesday, the opening day of the NBA’s regular season, that follows the Cleveland Cavalier superstar throughout a series of offseason meetings and events. The article sketches the 32-year-old as he looks toward his post-NBA life and relinquishes the identity of perhaps the best athlete in the world. James’ willingness to take on Trump, whom the star famously called a “bum” on Twitter, hints he’s after something bigger than just basketball.

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