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June 24, 2009 10:17 am ET filed under Blog

McCain Reprises Failed Debate Strategy: "I Don't Think The President Quite Understands" The Situation In Iran

McCain's recent comments are reminiscent of the presidential debate last September, when he repeatedly insisted that Obama "doesn't understand" matters of foreign policy.

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June 19, 2009 5:36 pm ET filed under Blog

Why The Republican Response To Iranian Protests Is All About American Politics

By speaking out forcefully against the Iranian government, Republicans not only undermine the protestors, but also risk future negotiations with the current regime -- which, for them, would be a victory.

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June 16, 2009 1:47 pm ET filed under Blog

McCain: "I Don't Agree" That Republicans Are Fear-Mongering About Health Care Reform

McCain can protest all he wants, but it won't change the fact that the GOP remains the party of fear.

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June 15, 2009 12:01 pm ET filed under Fact Check

FLASHBACK: McCain Campaign Thought Terrorist Attack Would Be A "Big Advantage"

On June 15, 2009, Sen. John McCain criticized CIA Director Leon Panetta for saying of former Vice President Cheney, "it's almost as if he's wishing that this country would be attacked again, in order to make his point." Yet in years past, both John McCain and his chief campaign adviser admitted that an increased fear of terrorism would help Republican candidates, presumably by "making their point."

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June 12, 2009 3:29 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Sen. McCain's Own Tasteless Joke About A Young Woman

On June 11, 2009, Sen. John McCain criticized David Letterman for making a tasteless joke at the expense of Sarah Palin's daughter.  Yet in 1998, McCain called a teenage Chelsea Clinton "ugly."

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June 10, 2009 11:52 am ET filed under Fact Check

False Tweet Alert: John McCain

On June 10, 2009, John McCain posted a tweet attacking the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Far from straight talk, McCain takes economic data completely out of context.

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