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McCain Pushed for Land Deal for Keating Associate

By | 10.28.08 | 10:24 am

According to McClatchy, six years after the Keating Five scandal, Sen. John McCain pressured U.S. Forest Service employees to approve a potentially lucrative land swap that would have benefited some big donors — including a former associate of Charles Keating Jr.

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…

Attorney: Keating Five Demonstrated McCain’s Integrity

By | 10.06.08 | 3:00 pm

The McCain campaign today brought out the big guns to “set the record straight” about Sen. John McCain’s ties to Charles Keating, a central figure in the savings and loan crisis of the late 1980s and early 1990s.

On a McCain campaign-organized conference call with reporters, high-powered Washington lawyer and More…

Wrong From the Beginning

By | 10.06.08 | 2:35 pm

Sen. Obama’s latest campaign video, “Keating Economics: John McCain and the Making of a Financial Crisis,” features William Black, the former deputy director of the Federal Home Loan Bank Board, who attended a meeting, in April 1987, of McCain, four other senators and Black’s boss at the time, Edwin Gray. More…

Obama’s Keating Attack Goes Live

By | 10.06.08 | 1:25 pm

We’ll do it live, as they say.

The Obama campaign is aggressively pushing its new video attacking Sen. John McCain on the Keating Five. Campaign spokesman Bill Burton blasted reporters with a terse, dramatic note this afternoon: “Keating-McCain documentary is now live.”

Obama Claps Back With Keating Five

By | 10.06.08 | 11:38 am

When the McCain campaign announced this weekend that it would start attacking Sen. Barack Obama via guilt by association, peddling smears about people he barely knows, I thought the tack would lead to the Keating Five.  But I didn’t know it would happen this quickly.

Did McCain Learn From the S&L Crisis?

By | 09.29.08 | 5:08 pm

PHOENIX—In April 1987, William Black watched five U.S. senators, including Sen. John McCain, now the Republican presidential nominee, try to strong-arm federal-thrift regulators on behalf of Charles H. Keating Jr., a Phoenix businessman who owned Lincoln Savings & Loan.

At the time, Black was deputy director of the Federal Home More…

McCain Camp Skirts Details on Obama-Blagojevich Connection

By | 09.22.08 | 4:25 pm

More from the McCain campaign conference call featuring senior adviser Steve Schmidt and campaign manager Rick Davis:

After disparaging The New York Times and the rest of the media, the campaign officials did get around to the stated purpose of the call — discussing the new ad More…

Keating Firm Raises $50K for McCain

By | 09.04.08 | 11:58 am

Here’s something that slipped under the radar yesterday.

According to the Center for Responsive Politics, a non-partisan organization that tracks money in elections, employees of a law firm founded by Charles Keating Jr. have bundled more than $50,000 in contributions to Sen. John McCain’s presidential campaign.