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Why Is Cindy McCain Going To Georgia?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Bad Decisions, Cindy McCain, Foreign Policy, Georgia, McCain, Republicans

This is just odd… McCain is traveling with the U.N.’s World Food Programme, whose work she monitored in Southeast Asia and Africa this spring and summer. McCain plans to meet with Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili and to visit wounded Georgian soldiers. She would also visit representatives of the HALO Trust, which works to remove land […]

August 25th, 2008 | Permalink| 17 Comments »

Obama And The Democrats Play The Class Warfare Card

By Doug Mataconis | Related entries in Barack, Cindy McCain, Elections, McCain

Apparently, the controversy of the day revolves around John McCain’s ability to accurately state how many houses he and his wife own: Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said in an interview Wednesday that he was uncertain how many houses he and his wife, Cindy, own. “I think — I’ll have my staff get to you,” McCain […]

August 21st, 2008 | Permalink| 25 Comments »

More Focus Being Given To Cindy McCain’s Finances

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Cindy McCain, McCain, Money

With new questions about massive credit card debt and unpaid taxes, and questions still looming as to where Cindy invests her money and why she won’t fully disclose her tax returns, the McCain camp is becoming increasingly nervous that the lack of transparency may hurt them come this fall. Politico points out why this matters… […]

July 2nd, 2008 | Permalink| 4 Comments »

Cindy McCain Releases 2006 Tax Returns

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Cindy McCain, McCain, Money, Taxes

Her 2006 returns are a good start, but as I’ve said in the past, full disclosure for presidential candidates is becoming a must. Especially since it’s obvious that nearly all of their assets are in her name and she recently sold off mutual funds linked to Sudanese companies. From the AP: Cindy McCain has released […]

May 24th, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »

More Calls For Cindy McCain To Release Her Tax Returns

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Cindy McCain, McCain, Money, Taxes

This time from the decidedly conservative editorial board of the Washington Times: Cindy McCain refuses to release her tax returns. This is not just a questionable political decision that threatens to haunt her husband’s campaign for the next six months. It is also the wrong decision. Mrs. McCain needs to change her mind and release […]

May 14th, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »

Cindy McCain Sells Off Sudan-Linked Mutual Funds

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Cindy McCain, McCain

Considering the ongoing state-sanctioned murders and rapes in Darfur, divesting from companies that do business in Sudan is a proper move for nations and for individuals who care about human rights. I’m glad to see the McCains finally did just that, with Cindy McCain selling off all shares of two mutual funds which included companies […]

May 14th, 2008 | Permalink| 9 Comments »

Quote Of The Day

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Cindy McCain, McCain, Taxes

“The candidate should get his wife to reconsider. The last thing the country needs in a new president is more secrecy.” – from a Washington Post editorial published today about Cindy McCain’s refusal to release her tax returns. I’ve said it before, and I’ll continue to say that Cindy McCain’s tax returns should be a […]

May 14th, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »

All Of McCain’s Investments Are In His Wife’s Name?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Cindy McCain, McCain, Money, Taxes

Okay folks, I’ve done a little bit more digging on this issue after my post calling for Cindy McCain to disclose her tax returns, and what I’ve found makes me really not buy any arguments that excuse the McCain’s lack of transparency. Why? Well, it’s apparent that over the past 28 years they’ve made numerous […]

May 9th, 2008 | Permalink| 10 Comments »

Do Cindy McCain’s Tax Returns Matter?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Cindy McCain, Democrats, Hillary, McCain, Money, Republicans, Taxes

Alan says no, but I say yes. There’s no reason why the income of a candidate’s spouse shouldn’t be a matter of public record. Let’s face facts, just because spouses file separately doesn’t mean that they don’t jointly benefit from each other’s incomes. And I would have said the same about Bill Clinton if Hillary […]

May 9th, 2008 | Permalink| 12 Comments »

Cindy McCain Won’t Release Tax Returns

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Cindy McCain, McCain, Taxes

Should the spouse of a presidential candidate be expected to disclose his or her tax returns if the couple files separately? That’s the question now that Cindy McCain has declared she will never make her tax returns public. Opponents of John McCain are already criticizing this move but Mrs. McCain says it’s a matter of […]

May 8th, 2008 | Permalink| 5 Comments »