Think Life in a Filibuster-Free Senate Will Drive John McCain Into Retirement? Think Again.

The Senate’s “maverick”, John McCain, was angry Thursday, repeatedly lamenting Democratic leaders for ditching the famed filibuster for judicial and executive branch nominees. But if you think the “nuclear option” is a last straw for the longtime Arizona Republican that will prevent the 79-year-old, five-term senator to opt against running for another term, think again.

A New Revolt of the Generals?

Back in the bloody Iraqi spring of 2006, a group of retired Army and Marine Corps generals including former Central Command chief Gen. Anthony Zinni and several two-star generals who had left the service after commanding troops in Iraq in 2004 and 2005, created a huge stir when they publicly demanded the resignation of Secretary…

What Is John McCain’s Beef With Gen. Dempsey Really All About?

  ESSAY Sen. John McCain clearly would rather have someone not named Martin Dempsey as America’s top military officer. After all, the Arizona Republican is threatening to place a hold — a move that essentially freezes a nomination — on the Army four-star general’s nomination for a second two-year term as Joint Chiefs chairman. McCain…

Live Blog: Sen. Kerry’s Own Foreign Relations Panel Examines His SecState Nomination

U.S. Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., appears — shy of any stumbles during today’s confirmation hearing — mere days away from finally becoming America’s top diplomat. This morning, Kerry will testify before the panel he technically still chairs, the Foreign Relations Committee, for his confirmation hearing. The panel’s ranking Republican, Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, told…