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Bill Maher Chides Barack Obama for Not Supporting Gay Marriage (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Apr 4th 2011 1:40PM
On the "New Rules" segment of 'Real Time With Bill Maher,' (weeknights, 10PM ET on HBO) Maher made the argument that since members of prominent Republican families have come out in favor of gay marriage, it's about time that President Barack Obama should also lend his support to the cause, which he has yet to do.

"New rule: Now that a Cheney, a McCain and a Bush have come out to support gay marriage, it's your turn, Obama," Maher said, as a picture of gay marriage proponents Dick Cheney, Meghan McCain and Barbara Bush was shown in the background.

"Who are you waiting for, the state of Alabama?" Maher continued. "The Reverend Fred Phelps?"

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Meghan McCain Rips Michele Bachmann's State of the Union Rebuttal: 'No Better Than a Poor Man's Sarah Palin' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jan 27th 2011 4:26AM
Meghan McCain, 'The Last Word with Lawrence O'DonnellThe Daily Beast columnist Meghan McCain was on 'The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell' (Wed., 8PM on MSNBC), where she and the host responded to GOP Congresswoman Michele Bachmann's response to the State of the Union address. MSNBC did not air the response, but CNN did, which McCain thinks they "should be ashamed of."

O'Donnell called Bachmann's statements the "second response to the State of the Union Address," because the designated Republican response had already been given. He agreed with McCain "about how there were these different people who are just using their platforms to their own personal advantage, rather than thinking about what it means for the party."

"I think it's important to note that Michele Bachmann is not a leader, and she's not the leader of the Republican Party," McCain said in response. She went on to say that Bachmann "is no better than a poor man's Sarah Palin."

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Meghan McCain: Having Different Opinion on 'Don't Ask Don't Tell' Doesn't Affect Relationship with My Father (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Dec 16th 2010 12:30PM
Meghan McCain is an enthusiastic advocate for repealing the U.S. military's "Don't Ask Don't Tell policy. Her father, Arizona Senator John McCain, is one of the leading voices for maintaining the controversial policy, which bars openly gay soldiers from serving in the military.

Appearing on 'The Last Word With Lawrence O'Donnell' (weekdays 10 PM ET on MSNBC), Meghan drew a distinction between her political and personal life, in terms of her relationship with her dad.

"I have to keep making this clear: My public political life and my private life with my father are very different. (New York Times columnist) Maureen Dowd wrote her last column about what Thanksgiving was like between me and my father, but if I couldn't separate these things I wouldn't have a relationship with my parents."

Really, Meghan might want to think about playing up the dinner table conflicts in the McCain household. A sitcom about a crotchety old senator and his hip, young, outspoken blogger daughter has a lot of potential.

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Meghan McCain Talks Obama, Palin for President and Sex Tapes (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Nov 4th 2010 4:30AM
Meghan McCain Talks Palin for President on 'Tonight Show'Being the controversial Republican that she is, Meghan McCain proffered several feisty statements a day after the heated midterm elections. Concerning President Obama, she said, "I would be very nervous and not necessarily doing serious interviews with Ryan Seacrest."

McCain said she's pleased Christine O'Donnell won't be joining the Senate. "I was never a fan ... She's out of her frickin' mind," she said on 'The Tonight Show' (weeknights, 11:35PM ET on NBC).

The author made a prediction as well. Jay Leno asked, "You think [Sarah Palin] will run in 2012?" McCain answered, "Oh yeah, hell yeah. She's getting that ready right now." And when discussion of the party's socially conservative shift oddly segued into talk of sex tapes, Leno gave her a creepy compliment.

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Meghan McCain on Christine O'Donnell: 'Nutjob' (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Oct 28th 2010 4:15PM
Meghan McCain had a few choice words for Christine O'Donnell on 'The Talk' (weekdays, syndicated), questioning the GOP Senate candidate's state of mind, but declining to comment specifically on Sarah Palin.

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Meghan McCain: 'Christine O'Donnell is Seen as a Nutjob' (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Oct 18th 2010 12:20PM
During a roundtable discussion on 'This Week' (Sundays, 9 AM ET on ABC) Meghan McCain made the point that the Tea Party, particularly Delaware Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell, is turning off young voters.

"My problem is, no matter what, Christine O'Donnell is making mockery of running for public office," McCain explained. "She has no real history, and no real success in any kind of business, and what that sends to my generation is one day you can just wake up and run for Senate no matter how lack of experience of experience you have.

"I know in my group of friends she just turns people off because she is seen as a nutjob," McCain added.

After O'Donnell inevitably loses her Senate race on November 2nd, (recent polling has her facing a twenty point deficit) and becomes the high profile TV pundit she's always wanted to be, maybe she and Meghan McCain can debate whether or not the Tea Party is turning off young voters on shows like 'This Week.'

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Meghan McCain Nearly Overdosed on Xanax, Wants to Be Honest About Her Flaws (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Sep 21st 2010 4:22AM
Meghan McCain Nearly Overdosed on Drugs, Wants to Be Honest About Her FlawsThe 2008 presidential election was a bumpy road for a lot of people. Liberals were freaked out by the possibility of a Sarah Palin vice-presidency. Conservatives were freaked out by the prospect of an Obama presidency. (And they're still pretty upset about this concept, if recent events are any indication.) But one person nearly died from a drug overdose as a result of 2008 election-year-stress. And that person was ... Meghan McCain.

On 'Chelsea Lately' (weeknights, 11PM ET on E!), John McCain's daughter showed up to discuss her involvement in the campaign. She revealed that a friend had given her the prescription drug Xanax, and that the instructions on the drugs said "FOR EMERGENCIES ONLY."

"And the day before the election, I thought, 'Well, this is a friggin' emergency,' and I took it," Meghan said. Then she nearly OD'ed and died.*

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Jon Stewart Misses John McCain, Gives Daughter Meghan a Letter For Him (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Sep 10th 2010 8:10AM
Meghan McCain Talks About Senator Dad on 'Daily Show'Jon Stewart has a message for Sen. John McCain that he'd like his daughter to pass along. It's more than a message, really. More like a love letter.

On 'The Daily Show' (weeknights, 11PM ET on COM), Stewart asked author Meghan McCain to read the note aloud. "'I miss you so much, baby, please. I promise things will be different. -- Jon,'" McCain read, through a stream of giggles.

"I just miss him so much," explained Stewart. Apparently McCain visited the show in 2007 but "then suddenly he got nominated for president, and then he thought, 'I don't like Jon Stewart anymore.'" Maybe this gesture will change the senator's mind.

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Meghan McCain Talks Sarah Palin, 'Sexy' Obama and Dad John McCain's Tweets with Snooki (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Sep 8th 2010 4:50AM
Meghan McCain Talks Snooki, Sarah Palin on 'Tonight Show'What was Meghan McCain's first thought when she heard Sarah Palin would be her father's running mate in the last presidential election? "My initial reaction was, 'Who the hell is Sarah Palin?' -- like everybody else," said McCain on 'The Tonight Show' (weeknights, 11:35PM ET on NBC).

The feisty daughter of Sen. John McCain also took full responsibility for the weird Twitter banter happening between her dad and Snooki. Meghan McCain is a 'Jersey Shore' fan and heard Snooki say she preferred McCain -- because President Obama put a tax on tanning. She then told her dad of the show's "underground McCain supporter."

But now that they're Twitter BFFs, "too many worlds colliding," she said. The 'Dirty Sexy Politics' author also dished on the Obama quote that she fears will follow her "for the rest of my life."

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Meghan McCain: Sarah Palin Brought Drama and Panic to 2008 Campaign (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Aug 31st 2010 3:07PM
Meghan McCain was on 'Good Morning America' (Weekdays, 7 AM ET on ABC) Tuesday to promote her new book "Dirty Sexy Politics," and she had some interesting things to say about Sarah Palin.

McCain confirmed to George Stephanopoulos that she believed Palin -- who she had avoided talking about since the election -- ended up hurting her dad's presidential campaign, although added "we did not lose because of her."

"I'm speaking out now because I do have conflicting feelings about (Palin)," Meghan explained. "She brought so much momentum and enthusiasm to the campaign. You saw the crowds double and you saw a lot more women coming to the rallies."

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It's Begala vs. McCain (Meghan) on Real Time with Bill Maher

by Bob Sassone, posted Jun 22nd 2009 12:33PM
One of my pet peeves is when someone says that they're too young to remember something that happened in history. As if they couldn't have read about it somewhere. I thought of that after seeing this clip from Friday's Real Time with Bill Maher. It's Democratic strategist Paul Begala making a joke about Meghan McCain's comment that she wasn't born when Reagan was president so she wouldn't know what he's talking about.

Now, I'm not a big fan of Begala, but he does have point (though he could have used a more accessible example than the French Revolution, it would have been more pointed). I can't decide if McCain was being serious or if she was making a joke about Begala's age or if it's part of the "dumb blonde" joke she makes later in the clip. You decide.

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