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John McCain in Houston

11 years ago by Houston Press
The presumptive Republican nominee and his backers came to the downtown Hilton earlier today to talk energy policy. McCain got plenty of applause when he called for more offshore drilling (big surprise here in Houston) and when he compared his opponent's policies to those of Jimmy Carter. We got photos...

John McCain's Neglected Veterans

11 years ago by Amy Silverman
Published online October 22, 2008 If you want to know what it's like to be a veteran in John McCain's home state, stop by the Justa Center in downtown Phoenix. On a Thursday morning not long ago, a volunteer named Twyla stands in front of a group of clients at...

John McCain: Friend Of Vets? Not So Much

11 years ago by Richard Connelly
Our sister paper, the Phoenix New Times, has just released a massive investigation of John McCain's work to help veterans. And although McCain tends to wax eloquent on the trail about his service record and his belief in taking care of those who fought for this country, the record is...

Nice Try: Bob Barr Wants John McCain and Barack Obama Thrown Off the Texas Ballot

11 years ago by Houston Press
Life’s tough for a third-party candidate. It’s even tougher when the big boys don’t play by the rules, which is what Libertarian presidential hopeful (doubtful?) Bob Barr is alleging. Barr has threatened “serious legal consequences” should Barack Obama and John McCain be allowed on the Texas general election ballot come...

Five Spot: John McCain Don't Need No Stinking Foo Fighters

11 years ago by Shea Serrano
Welcome back to Five Spot. Every Friday, we'll examine a recent bit of music news and list five reasons why it's either brilliant or dumb-assed. Send tips to Those stodgy Foo Fighters are all up in arms again. Apparently, they're pissed about "The Maverick," John McCain, using 1997's mediocre...

R.I.P. Twinkies: Anthony Bourdain, John McCain and Herman Cain Weigh In on Hostess Brands' Closure

6 years ago by Katharine Shilcutt
Fans of Twinkies, Ding Dongs, Ho Hos and Wonder Bread reacted strongly to news today that Hostess Brands is closing down all of its operations after a prolonged strike and continued financial woes. Read a press release on Hostess Brands' website: Hostess Brands Inc. today announced that it is winding...

Photos from McCain's Party in Arizona

11 years ago by Houston Press
Our sister paper Phoenix New Times has plenty of photos from John McCain's party last night at the Biltmore Resort. Click here for the goods. -- Keith Plocek...

Bush vs. McCain

19 years ago by John Mecklin
If you don't already know that U.S. Sen. John McCain has a temper, a "gook" problem, and amazingly Nixonian hand gestures; that Texas Gov. George W. Bush smirks underneath blank eyes, and has enemies who've given him two nicknames, both funny (Shrub, Dubya); that Vice President Al Gore is in...

A Pardon For Galveston's Jack Johnson? McCain's On It

10 years ago by Richard Connelly
Senator John McCain is announcing today that he wants President Obama to issue a pardon for Jack Johnson, the "Galveston Giant" who ruled boxing's heavyweight division in the early 20th Century and was convicted of transporting a woman across state lines to get him some.Because McCain is all about the...

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