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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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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Enough with Kerry’s ‘trust me’ foreign policy

In his testimony yesterday before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Secretary of State John Kerry refused to accept Sen. John McCain’s conclusion that he was heading for the “trifecta” of foreign policy flops on Syria, the “peace process” and Iran. The policies haven’t failed yet...

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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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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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(Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP) NEW YORK - OCTOBER 16: Supporters and detractors of Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) stand outside the Ed Sullivan Theatre during McCain's taping of the 'Late Show with David Letterman' on October 16, 2008 in New York City. ...

Jeremy Renner to narrate History's miniseries The World Wars

Also contributing to the miniseries will be US senator John McCain, former British prime minister Sir John Major, General Colin Powell and others. The World Wars airs at 9pm ET on May 26...

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Key nugget: All the hopefuls are in close contact with John McCain. “I tell them to touch base with Henry Kissinger — of course,” he says. Which is where you go if you’re looking for a fresh perspective. * New numbers from Gallup suggest that the number of Americans without health ...

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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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