Navy acknowledges request to hide USS John S. McCain from Trump’s view

The U.S. Navy admitted that it received a request, presumably from White House aides, to hide the USS John S. McCain during President Donald Trump’s recent state visit to Japan.

But Rear Admiral Charlie Brown, chief of information, said in a statement released to NBC news on Saturday morning that although a request was received, Navy officials didn’t act on it, and insist nothing was done to obscure the battleship.

“A request was made to t...

Facing a close 2020 race, Martha McSally suddenly wants to defend John McCain’s honor

Sen. Martha McSally (R-AZ), who was appointed to fill the vacant Senate seat of John McCain, is demanding an investigation to find out which administration official ordered the U.S.S. John S. McCain be hidden during the president’s visit to Japan last weekend. While this is far from the first slight by the Trump administration against the late senator, it is the first time Sen. Martha McSally has shown any interest in criticizing it.

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Lindsey Graham says people are only defending McCain to hurt Trump

On the same day Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA) blasted President Donald Trump for “deplorable” attacks on his late colleague, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) also unleashed an attack — on Trump critics who are talking about it.

Days after attacking McCain, who died last August, for not voting for his TrumpCare legislation to take health insurance coverage away from 16 million people, Trump continued to go after him on Wednesday. In an official presidentia...

A brief, 90-year history of Republicans calling Democrats ‘socialists’

So, this happened.

The socialists now running the House Democratic caucus won't be the first ones to put political adversaries "on a list". https://t.co/1gC8tJHTe8 pic.twitter.com/zsrP9Gy0iH

— NRCC (@NRCC) March 1, 2019

This is not the first time, and it won’t be the last, that the Republican Party tried to associate its opponents with socialism — the belief that the government should take control of the mean...

A brief, 90-year history of Republicans calling Democrats ‘socialists’

So, this happened.

The socialists now running the House Democratic caucus won't be the first ones to put political adversaries "on a list". https://t.co/1gC8tJHTe8 pic.twitter.com/zsrP9Gy0iH

— NRCC (@NRCC) March 1, 2019

This is not the first time, and it won’t be the last, that the Republican Party tried to associate its opponents with socialism — the belief that the government should take control of the mean...

The wildest things John Kyl actually tried to argue for

Arizona Gov. Dough Ducey (R) announced Tuesday that he will appoint former Sen. Jon Kyl (R) to succeed Sen. John McCain (R), who passed away last month. Kyl previously served alongside McCain until his retirement in 2012.

Kyl has been keeping himself busy since he left the Senate. Among his projects, he’s been lobbying on behalf of the pharmaceutical industry, helping Facebook figure out whether it has a liberal bias, and shepherding Brett Kavanaugh through his nomination proc...

President couldn’t issue meaningful McCain statement because The Media is too mean, says ex-adviser

Rather than issue the typical memorial statement that most human U.S. presidents have issued following the death of political opponents, current President Donald Trump instead apparently nixed a proposed message memorializing Sen. John McCain (R-AZ). Instead, he tweeted a brief comment on Saturday evening that said basically nothing at all, raised the White House flags back from half-staff, and went back to whining about the media. 

My deepest sympathies and res...