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States Report Lower-Than-Expected Tax Revenue

By | 05.17.10 | 11:00 am

All that hand-wringing over California being the next Greece might not be for nothing. States are starting to report their April tax collections, and several have announced numbers far lower than expected even a few weeks ago, auguring bigger deficits and budget shortfalls for next year. The Wall Street More…

Yes, Yes, But What Did Meghan McCain Think?

By | 05.11.09 | 10:22 am

The New York Daily News was embedded with Meghan McCain, who “will soon release a book about life as a Republican,” at the White House Correspondents Dinner, and reports that she stood “like an insolent child” until a friend could get a free ticket. She blanched at one of More…

McCain Camp Announces Surprise Visit

By | 10.24.08 | 5:05 pm

Moments ago, the McCain campaign press office sent out the following press release:

Cindy McCain’s Tax Returns … at Last

By | 10.17.08 | 6:51 pm

For months now, the media covering the McCain campaign have been clamoring for potential first lady Cindy McCain’s tax returns.

Well, the campaign that is so fond of releasing information late on Friday evening, driving my colleagues from the television networks berserk, has released her returns from 2006 and 2007, More…

Verizon Map Clearly Labels ‘John McCain’s Cabin’ as Tower Site

By | 10.17.08 | 11:25 am

Shortly after The Washington Post broke the “Cell-Phone Tower-gate” story — which suggests Verizon undertook considerable expense to begin the regulatory process for constructing a permanent cell-phone tower near Sedona, Ariz., on the remote estate of Sen. John McCain, a member of the Senate Commerce Committee — More…

Did The McCains Receive Special Treatment From Telecom Firms?

By | 10.15.08 | 7:58 pm

Have you ever lived somewhere with really lousy cell phone service?

If so, you’ve probably wondered if there was anything you could do about it. As it turns out, there is — as long as you happen to be married to a powerful senator who sits on the the Senate More…

Keating Connection: The Sequel

By | 10.10.08 | 12:39 pm

PHOENIX—Sen. John McCain’s wife and father-in-law continued a lucrative business partnership with disgraced financier Charles H. Keating Jr. for 11 years after the GOP presidential nominee said he ended his close friendship with Keating in March 1987.

Cindy McCain’s business partnership with Keating in a real-estate development between 1986 and More…

Cindy McCain: Attack Dog?

By | 10.08.08 | 4:00 pm

Cindy McCain, wife of Sen. John McCain, has long played a supportive role on the campaign trail. She frequently introduces him, praises his record and appeals to female voters to support him. However, in the last couple of days, she has taken on the role of attack dog.

Yesterday, before More…

Obama Camp: McCain’s Ears Ring for Bush

By | 10.01.08 | 3:00 pm

La Crosse, WISC. — Watching Sen. Barack Obama’s rally here this morning, I noticed that while his surrogates attacked the Republican nominee, Obama largely avoided the word “McCain.” Direct partisan attacks were totally absent from his address, a bipartisan call for action on the financial system bailout, as others More…

Cindy McCain En Route to Georgia

By | 08.25.08 | 4:06 pm

At a fund-raiser in Sacramento, Sen. John McCain just told attendees that his wife, Cindy, is en route to the war-torn country of Georgia. No word yet on what her plans are. Last week, McCain dispatched his friends, surrogates and fellow U.S. Senate Armed Service Committee members Sens. More…