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Kim Jong Un, North Korea blast McCain for 'crazy fat kid' remark
"Noted idiot John McCain denounced as an infantile lunatic angrily soiling himself after slandering august personages of DPRK," the state-run news service tweeted, USA Today reports.
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“North Korea expressed outrage Thursday at Sen. John McCain’s description of President Kim Jong Un as a “crazy fat kid,” calling the former presidential candidate a “noted idiot.”

The Arizona Republican made the comment last week on MSNBC’s For the Record with Greta while suggesting Beijing should do more to control North Korea’s bad behavior.

China is the one, the only one, that can control Kim Jong Un, this crazy fat kid that’s running North Korea,” McCain said, adding that China “could stop North Korea’s economy in a week.”

The state-run North Korean News Service accused McCain of attacking that nation’s dignity.

“Noted idiot John McCain denounced as an infantile lunatic angrily soiling himself after slandering august personages of DPRK,” the service tweeted Thursday.”


Awe poor little dictator got his fee fees hurt

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John McCain just signaled he doesn’t trust Republicans alone to investigate Trump

  • On Wednesday Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) called for a select committee to investigate ties between Trump’s 2016 campaign and Russia.
  • “No longer does the Congress have credibility to handle this alone,” McCain told MSNBC, “and I don’t say that lightly.”
  • Unlike the current congressional investigation being conducted by the House and Senate committees, a select committee investigation would be overseen by equal members of both parties, giving Democrats more say in the process. Read more (3/22/17 8 PM)

Trump’s war with the press is strategic - VOX

“If you want to preserve democracy as we know it, you have to have a free and many times adversarial press,” Sen. John McCain said last weekend. “Without it, I am afraid that we would lose so much of our individual liberties over time. That’s how dictators get started.”

Retired Adm. William McRaven, now the chancellor of the University of Texas, said this week that Trump’s “sentiment” that the news media was “the enemy of the American people” could be “the greatest threat to democracy in my lifetime.”

Many mainstream media outlets have naturally responded to this criticism by becoming more outspoken and oppositional of the administration, and the Washington Post not so subtly added this slogan to its webpage:

Yes, Democracy dies in darkness.

John McCain warns “suppressing free speech” is how dictators “get started”

  • Arizona Sen. John McCain warned against President Donald Trump’s criticism of the media in a recent interview with Meet the Press’ Chuck Todd, saying dictators “get started by suppressing free press.”
  • In a preview clip of the full interview, which will air on Sunday’s Meet the Press, Todd read a recent tweet in which Trump claimed “The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People!” Read more. (2/18/2017 6:33 PM)

Mick Mulvaney barely got confirmed as Trump’s budget director. McCain voted against him.

  • Mick Mulvaney was confirmed by a two-vote margin Thursday morning to become the White House budget director. 
  • In a 51-49 vote, the conservative Republican congressman from South Carolina drew the support of all Republicans except Sen. John McCain (R-Az.), who expressed concern over Mulvaney’s past comments about cutting America’s defense budget. 
  • Mulvaney is a co-founder of the House Freedom Caucus, a group of conservative congressmen who have pushed to shut down the federal government instead of increase the federal debt. He came under criticism during his confirmation hearing for revealing he did not pay $15,000 in taxes for a nanny. Read more. (2/16/2017 11:16 AM)

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Sen. John McCain: Russia’s election hacks have left U.S. “totally paralyzed”

  • McCain said on Sunday the Russian hacking exposed a threat that could “destroy democracy” and leave the country “totally paralyzed.”
  • “This is the sign of a possible unraveling of the world order that was established after World War II … and that is because of the absolute failure of American leadership.”
  • McCain called for a single select committee to investigate the allegations. Read more

Rex Tillerson is the director of a U.S.-Russian oil company registered in the Bahamas

  • Rex Tillerson is the director of a “U.S.-Russian oil firm based in the tax haven of the Bahamas,” the Guardian reported on Sunday.
  • A leaked document from 2001 showed since at least 1998, Tillerson has been the director of ExxonMobile Russian subsidiary Exxon Neftegas
  • He sits along with “other officers who are based at Houston, Texas; Moscow; and Sakhalin, in Russia’s far east,” the paper wrote. Read more

Poll: Most Republican voters believe Donald Trump won the popular vote

  • More than half of all Republicans wrongly believe that Trump won the popular vote for president
  • That’s according to a recent poll released by Qualtrics polling and the Washington Post.
  • Fifty-two percent of Republicans polled said they believe Trump won the popular vote, while 24% of independents say he won and just 7% of Democrats believe he did. 
  • Overall, 29% of Americans believe Trump was the overall preference of all American voters. 
  • Clinton is currently 2.86 million votes ahead of Trump. Read more
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Women may soon be required to register for the draft

“The idea that we should forcibly conscript young girls into combat, to my mind, makes little or no sense,” said Texas senator and former presidential hopeful, Ted Cruz. Other legislators, though, supported the bill. Sen. John McCain, the chairman of the Senate Committee on Armed Services and a Vietnam War veteran, called the proposal “simply fair.”

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Donald Trump turns the tables on Paul Ryan and John McCain

In an interview Tuesday, Trump said he was “just not quite there yet” in endorsing Paul Ryan’s re-election bid, using Ryan’s own words against him. He also said he’s never “been there” with McCain because he should have done a better job with vets. Trump and Obama basically teamed up yesterday to f*** over Paul Ryan.

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‘Disgraceful’ – Republican Rivals Hit Trump For Attacking John McCain’s War Service

The Daily Caller: During his speech at the Family Leadership Summit in Iowa, Donald Trump said to supporters: “He’s (Sen. John McCain) a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured, I hate to tell you.”

Many people, including GOP presidential candidates, rallied behind McCain and slammed Trump for his “disgraceful” comment.

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Just a few weeks ago, Donald Trump taunted Hillary Clinton over the length of time it had been since she had formally faced a pack of reporters, microphones, cameras, iPhones and notepads at the ready.

“So, it’s been 235 days since crooked Hillary Clinton has had a press conference,” Trump told reporters and supporters who gathered in Miami on July 27. “You, as reporters who give her all of these glowing reports, should ask yourselves why.”

Why that’s the case requires a layered answer, involving events as fresh as Trump’s own missteps in recent days and as dated as Clinton’s memories of the first years of her husband’s administration.

For the moment, Trump is busy sabotaging himself in full public view: attacking the grieving parents of a Muslim U.S. Army officer killed while protecting comrades in Iraq; making easily disprovable claims that even his campaign cannot sustain; attacking fellow Republican leaders such as Sen. John McCain and House Speaker Paul Ryan.

Democratic strategist Lis Smith says the Clinton campaign is taking a calculated risk in failing to hold a press conference with reporters since last December.

Why Doesn’t Hillary Clinton Have More Press Conferences?

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