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McCainby Jim Brown

There is no politically correct way to explain it. Donald Trump blew his chance in a big way.  He seemed to be on a roll, rising in the presidential preference polls and talking about issues other Republican candidates were ducking.  Here in Louisiana, he hit a responsive cord when few other presidential wanabes had the gumption to show any backbone, particularly on curtailing illegal immigration.  But then, his mouth got in the way. 

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DUMP-TRUMP 6Donald Trump has been the talk of the town, the discussion on TV, the concern of the Republican Party, the target of Democratic attacks and ridicule.  Yet, the candidate is sitting on top of the polls of 16 Republican candidates.  When Trump makes an inflammatory remark, he gets inundated with criticism from the media and others, but then the media pursue him as the go-to-guy on the breaking issues.

 

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donald-trump8Donald Trump is not only taking the air out of the election 2016 room, he has become the entire stage, room and political theater.

The most recent controversy involving Senator John McCain is the latest example that the real estate mogul, television rockstar and candidate live-wire is a force of which to reckon.

 

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McCainTo no one’s surprise, U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) announced his intention to run for re-election. After a distinguished military career and 5 ½ years as a POW in Vietnam, McCain retired from the military and entered politics. McCain was initially elected to the House of Representatives in 1982, followed by his first Senate election in 1986. Since his initial election to the Senate, McCain has won re-election four times.   

For John McCain, 34 years in Congress will not be enough, so he wants another six years as U.S. Senator. In fact, he told one reporter that his Senate career was “just getting started.” If elected again, McCain will be 86 at the end of his next term. 

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cruzThis week the nation has witnessed the emergence of a new star on the political scene: U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX).  He captivated millions of Americans with his amazing 21 hour filibuster against Obamacare.

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McCainImmigration reform is back on the front burner as a major issue in Washington, and the Republicans are taking the lead.

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santorum-crossOnce again, the Republican Party has disappointed grassroots conservatives. With GOP votes, Congress approved a catastrophic bill to avert the fiscal cliff.  

 

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republican-democraticAccording to one Tea Party leader, the reason for Mitt Romney’s loss to President Barack Obama is that he was not conservative enough and was “weak-kneed” and a throwback to Bob Dole and John McCain.  The President Bush’s were not named, however.

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sarah-palinThe GOP is slowly releasing the names of speakers for the upcoming convention in Tampa. Today it was announced that former presidential candidate Rick Santorum would address the delegates. Among the other confirmed speakers is former Republican Party presidential candidate U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ).

 

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mass2On July 4, 1778, George Washington doubled liquor rations for the soldiers quartered in Princeton, NJ, as a way to celebrate Independence Day. It’s fitting, therefore, that the Fourth of July is America's top-selling beer holiday, according to the Beer Institute. It estimated, in 2013, that sales of beer on the 4th could total $1 billion, doubtlessly higher today. “In moderation,” claims a CA brewery investor, Grover McKean, “beer is tasty and healthy.” Who could disagree?

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joe mikaAs Donald Trump faces the top world leaders this week, including a face-time with Vladimir Putin, and as his healthcare proposals face an uphill climb, his poll numbers for how the nation views him could be better.

According to a morning Consult/Politico poll released Wednesday morning, his tweets, including that against MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski, and his personality are not helping him, at all.

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indy dayII know the calendar says we are approaching the 4th of July, but, it just doesn’t feel like Independence Day.

Perhaps it should.  It’s hot as heck.  The airlines have been packed. The hot dogs are ready for grilling.  The umps are saying, "play ball". The patriotic activities are scheduled. The fireworks are ready-for-blasting. 

Yet, it just doesn’t feel like independence day.

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bill rights2To President Thomas Jefferson, July 4th celebrated more than the signing of the Declaration of Independence. He thought it was a link to the future. The message prominent colonists sent to King George III led to the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, the initial and most prominent feature of which is the First Amendment that guarantees free speech. It’s part of the country’s fundamental essence that each man and woman can say what they feel about government, or anything else, proving President Donald Trump needs some civics lessons.

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