John McCainJohn McCainMcCain to support waiver for Mattis, Trump team says Senators crafting bill to limit deportations under Trump Trump picks Mattis for Defense secretary: report MORE is either too close to lobbyists or the media is wrong, depending on which bloggers one reads on Monday. Democratic bloggers, however, agree that the end is near for Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonEric Trump to Arab-American comic: Come on, you really think we'll have a Muslim registry? The Hill's 12:30 Report Wahlberg: Celebs should stop talking about politics MORE and that they have little reason to listen to centrist members of Congress on intelligence or healthcare policy.

McCain is the senator to know for those interested in real estate, beer distributorships, phone carriers and mining companies, according to DailyKos's BarbinMD, who notes recent reporting on land deals McCain helped push through that benefited campaign contributors.

Conservative bloggers defend McCain from recent media stories. A Newsweek report suggesting that McCain and Republicans are planning an "onslaught" on Barack ObamaBarack ObamaConfirm Scott Palk for the Western District of Oklahoma Dean drifts behind in DNC race Republicans tried to flip Electoral College voters too — look at 2008 MORE is yet another story that fails to account for Democrats' "demagoguery," seen in debates over healthcare, free trade and the economy, writes Pejman Yousefzadeh at RedState. McCain adviser Mark Salter is right to argue the media shouldn't buy the idea that any issue raising doubts and questions about Obama's policies and judgment is a "smear campaign," writes The Weekly Standard's Michael Goldfarb.

In the Democratic race, Clinton may be helping Democrats register more voters in West Virginia, writes MyDD's Carnacki. But her campaign is wrong to argue that she's more electable because she's won the big states, has been vetted and will win the national primary and caucus popular vote, according to Transplanted Texan, also at MyDD.

Liberal bloggers also focus fire on Democrats they see as too willing to compromise. Blue Dog Democrats should think again before dealing with Republicans on a foreign intelligence surveillance bill that offers retroactive immunity for telecom companies, since those companies are funding under-the-radar efforts to pressure freshman House Democrats, writes Daily Kos's mcjoan. And Obama supporters should spend less time trying to win over Blue Dogs like Rep. Jim Cooper (D-Tenn.) -- who hasn