John McCain

John McCain

John Sidney McCain III (born August 29, 1936) is the senior United States Senator from Arizona. He was the Republican presidential nominee in the ... More »John Sidney McCain III (born August 29, 1936) is the senior United States Senator from Arizona. He was the Republican presidential nominee in the 2008 United States election. McCain followed his father and grandfather, both four-star admirals, into the United States Navy, graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1958. He became a naval aviator, flying ground-attack aircraft from aircraft carriers. During the Vietnam War, he was almost killed in the 1967 USS Forrestal fire. In October 1967, while on a bombing mission over Hanoi, he was shot down, seriously injured, and captured by the North Vietnamese. He was a prisoner of war until 1973. McCain experienced episodes of torture, and refused an out-of-sequence early repatriation offer. His war wounds left him with lifelong physical limitations. He retired from the Navy as a captain in 1981 and moved to Arizona, where he entered politics. Elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1982, he served two terms, and was then elected to... [ Wikipedia ]

McCain agrees Moscow is behind Ukraine unrest but wants tougher US response

Arizona GOP Sen. John McCain wants the United States to instead take a more hawkish approach to keeping Russian forces from moving deeper into Ukraine, after Russia last month annexed the country’s bordering Crimea region. He wants the U.S. to provide more arms to the Ukrainians and ...

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Can Mr. Jones stay in Washington?

But he went to Washington after college to work for Sen. Jesse Helms, and later for the Bush administration and the 2008 presidential campaign of John McCain. After President Obama took office, he joined Hamilton Place Strategies, a Washington public affairs firm that represents a ...

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Huckabee narrowly tops 3-straight 2016 Iowa GOP polls – CNN Political Ticker

The former Arkansas governor, a favorite of many social conservatives, won the state's 2008 Republican caucuses, which launched him towards victories in a bunch of other contests before bowing out to eventual nominee Sen. John McCain of Arizona. The Fox News Channel host sat out the 2012 ...

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Asian American group tries to reconnect with GOP, citing shared core values

However, over the past three presidential election cycles, Asians have increasingly voted Democrat: 73 percent for Obama compared to 26 percent for GOP nominee Mitt Romney in 2012; 62 percent for Obama compared to 35 percent for GOP nominee Arizona Sen. John McCain in 2008; and 56 ...

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U.S.: signs point to Syria using chlorine gas in attacks

" Sen. John McCain, who has been sharply critical of the administration's Syria policy, said in a statement the latest allegations are troubling. "It is essential that the Obama administration work with the international community to fully and immediately investigate these reports. If ...

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What to Expect When a Clinton Is Expecting

Older candidates — Bob Dole, John McCain — have found their age an issue in recent presidential contests, and Republicans have already been trying to portray Mrs. Clinton, now 67, as too old for the job. Women past 50 or 60 often say they feel invisible in their workplaces, but they are ...

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Reader Complaints, Behind the Scenes

Let’s look at a small sampling: • A reader named Bruce Rider wrote, asking about a video clip in which Senator John McCain and Secretary of State John Kerry appeared to be discussing American foreign policy in direct conversation. Mr. Rider pointed out that the clip “was presented as a ...

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The Bundy Affair Is the Tip of the Iceberg To What’s Coming

Each event involved my revelations to the public about John McCain cronyism with the foreign owners of the Canamex Highway system and their plans to steal all property within my rural community. This is precisely why Cliven Bundy’s life is in danger. He is experiencing what I have lived ...

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Rand Paul on Education: "I Don't Think You'd Notice If The Whole Department Was Gone Tomorrow"

Paul has Reagan’s talent for explaining things in ways people understand, unlike the incomprehensible syntax of the Bushes, the whishpering syntax of John McCain, or the stuttering syntax of Mitt Romney. Some would definitely notice - the hogs who feed from the payoff trough. Thank you ...

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