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"John McCain was first elected to represent the state of Arizona in the U.S. House of Representatives in 1982. As a longtime admirer of Ronald Reagan, McCain was an early foot soldier in the Reagan Revolution. He served two terms in the House before being elected to the Senate in 1985. He was re-elected to a third Senate term in November 1998. In that election, he received nearly 70% of the vote, a total which included 65% of the women's vote, 55% of the Hispanic vote, and even 40% of the Democrats.



"Senator McCain is Chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, and has in that capacity become a recognized leader on Telecommunications and aviation issues, stressing the need to promote competition and government deregulation in the industries that are so important to the growth of our economy.



"The son and grandson of prominent Navy admirals, John McCain was born in the Panama Canal Zone in 1936. After graduating from the United States Naval Academy in 1958, McCain began a twenty- two year career as a naval aviator. In 1967, he was shot down over Vietnam and held as a prisoner-of-war in Hanoi for five and a half years (1967-1973), much of it in solitary confinement. He retired from the Navy as a Captain in 1981. McCain's naval honors include the Silver Star, Bronze Star, Legion of Merit, Purple Heart and Distinguished Flying Cross."


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WASHINGTON — Activists seeking to derail President Donald Trump's nomination of Gina Haspel to lead the CIA are looking to Sen. John McCain to cast the deciding vote against her — assuming he is well enough to return to Washington. The 81-year-old Republican was diagnosed with brain cancer in ...
Meghan McCain was returning to Arizona this week to be with her ailing father, Sen. John McCain, who is battling a deadly form of brain cancer and has been in the hospital after surgery. The younger McCain, a political commentator and co-host of ABC's "The View," tweeted the news Wednesday.

Activists seeking to derail President Trump's nomination of Gina Haspel to lead the CIA are looking to Sen. John McCain to cast the deciding vote against her — assuming he is well enough to return to Washington. The 81-year-old Republican was diagnosed with brain cancer in July and last cast a vote in ...
It might be uncomfortable to talk about, but Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) has been fighting brain cancer since July. The 81-year-old has not returned to the US Capitol since December. So the speculation is already underway about what would happen if McCain stepped down — or, worse, could no longer ...
Forty-five years ago, gaunt and walking with a limp, Navy Lt. Cmdr. John McCain was released from North Vietnamese custody after more than five brutal years as a prisoner of war. McCain entered a new phase of life, one that would lead to his becoming one of the most celebrated politicians in the world.
Bernie Sanders: John McCain is missed in Senate, Democrats wish him 'very, very best'. Dan Nowicki, The Republic | azcentral.com Published 5:00 a.m. MT March 10, 2018. Skip in Skip ... a neurosurgeon at Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, talks about Sen. John McCain's cancer. Thomas Hawthorne/azcentral.com.

John McCain, who is in Arizona battling brain cancer, fired off his own blistering statement condemning the Trump tariffs. "President Trump's decision to impose steep tariffs on steel and aluminum imports will not protect America," McCain, a six-term Arizona Republican, said in the written statement.
On International Women's Day, Angelina Jolie and Senator John McCain are appealing to Americans to come together to defend human rights and American leadership in the world — specifically with regard to the recent increase in violence and atrocities being committed against the Rohingya Muslims.
Washington (CNN) Cindy McCain tweeted Thursday to let the public know that her husband, Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain, is "doing fine" and not going anywhere. "Contrary to popular belief @SenJohnMcCain is doing fine and has no intention of resigning! #crackpots," she wrote on Twitter.
Cindy McCain shares photo with Sen. John McCain in Sedona. Bree Burkitt, The Republic | azcentral.com Published 4:09 p.m. MT March 3, 2018 | Updated 9:17 ... Dr. Joseph Zabramski, a neurosurgeon at Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, talks about Sen. John McCain's cancer. Thomas Hawthorne/azcentral.com.
Political commentator Ana Navarro, another "View" guest and veteran of John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign, interjected to say that she would have applauded Schlapp if he had said that from the CPAC stage. "That crowd was getting stirred up to boo him by a guy who dodged the draft five times, ...
Meghan and Cindy McCain have called out President Donald Trump over what they claim is his bullying of Arizona Senator John McCain. The senator's wife appeared on The View on Wednesday alongside her daughter, who is a host on the show, and suggested the recent incident that saw McCain booed ...
"It's no surprise Vladimir Putin's troll factory has made one of its top targets Senator McCain, who has led the effort in Congress to fight Russian aggression, human-rights abuses and corruption," McCain spokeswoman Julie Tarallo told The Republic in an emailed statement. "He continues working to ensure ...
Cindy McCain accepted an award on behalf of her husband John McCain, who is ill with brain cancer, on Saturday night at the Munich Security Conference. She read a letter from her husband in which the Republican Senator and longtime foreign policy hawk urges America's allies to stand by the values ...
John McCain certainly has led an extraordinary American life, and now HBO has begun work on a documentary about the six-term senator, 2008 GOP presidential nominee and longtime Vietnam POW. Related · 'Game Of Thrones' Production Team To Be Feted At BAFTA Craft Awards. Produced and ...
John McCain is in stable condition after undergoing surgery for an intestinal infection related to diverticulitis, his family and Senate office said Monday. McCain ... "On Sunday, Senator McCain was admitted to Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona, and underwent surgery to treat an intestinal infection related to ...
WASHINGTON (AFP) - US Senator John McCain, who is battling brain cancer, was in stable condition Monday (April 16) after undergoing surgery to treat an infection, an aide said, adding that Senate colleagues have made frequent visits to see him. "On Sunday, Senator McCain was admitted to Mayo ...

PHOENIX — Meghan McCain, the daughter of U.S. Sen. John McCain, posted a photo of her father for the first time since he went home just before the holidays due to a viral infection. The father-daughter duo spent the weekend in Cornville, Arizona, where the family has owned a cabin for more than three ...
John McCain. Sen. John McCain. (Photo: Associated Press). CONNECTTWEETLINKEDIN 1 COMMENTEMAILMORE. Meghan McCain on Sunday shared what appeared to be a new photo of her father, Sen. John McCain, who has been battling brain cancer at his family's secluded cabin near Sedona.
PHOENIX -- A Libertarian who concedes he was never a supporter in the past is launching a drive to recall John McCain. Vann Gutier said his current gripe with the state's senior senator is that he has been absent from Washington now for more than a month while undergoing treatment for a particularly ...
Cindy McCain on Saturday accepted the Munich Security Conference's Ewald von Kleist Award on behalf of her husband, ailing U.S. Sen. John McCain. Former Vice President Joe Biden presented Cindy McCain the award, which recognizes contributions to "international peace and conflict resolution," ...
Sen. Rand Paul on Friday said he hopes ailing Sen. John McCain can return to the Senate. He delivered that message standing next to a Senate candidate who again this month suggested that McCain should step down for health reasons. "You know, I wish him well and I hope he is able to return," Paul, ...
Sen. Jeff Flake sat down to talk to CNBC's John Harwood about an array of issues and topics. Here, the lawmaker discusses his fellow Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain, who is battling brain cancer. JOHN HARWOOD: How is John McCain, and do you expect him to be back in the Senate or not? SEN.
A Phoenix-area rightwing activist has filed paperwork in an attempt to recall U.S. Sen. John McCain. The catch? Federal law doesn't allow for the recall of senators or representatives. Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan was holding back issuing petitions for the recall effort until state Attorney ...
Sen. John McCain, who is battling a deadly form of brain cancer, on Wednesday tweeted a poignant Valentine's Day message to his wife, Cindy. "Happy #ValentinesDay to my valentine @cindymccain!" The tweeted included an old photo of Cindy hugging McCain, who is wearing a plaid flannel shirt and a ...
Former state Sen. Dr. Kelly Ward, a candidate to replace retiring Sen. Jeff Flake, says it is time for Sen. John McCain to step down from his seat. In an interview over the weekend, MSNBC's Kassie Hunt asked Ward whether she thought someone should be appointed to replace McCain. “I think that ...
House Speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday called out Sen. John McCain for sinking the Republicans' best chance at repealing Obamacare last summer. In July 2017, McCain made a dramatic entrance onto the Senate floor and gave a thumbs-down to the GOP bill under consideration. The plan was to pass it, ...
"I hope that Senator McCain is going to look long and hard at this, that his family and his advisers are going to look at this, and they're going to advise him to step away as quickly as possible," she said on Indiana radio WOWO 1190 AM, just a day after the diagnosis was made public. "So that the business of ...
Sen. John McCain, who's been battling an aggressive form of brain cancer for several months, is "gaining strength," according to fellow Arizona Republican lawmaker Jeff Flake. Following a visit Saturday to the McCain family's cabin near Sedona, Arizona, Sen. Flake tweeted, "Had a nice visit with ...
Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., said he had a “nice visit” with Sen. John McCain, who is recovering from complications related to his chemotherapy treatments for brain cancer. “Had a nice visit with @SenJohnMcCain today,” Flake tweeted about his fellow Arizonian. “He's working hard and gaining strength.” ...
Republican senator John McCain is making an “incredible comeback” following a bout of pneumonia related to his treatment for brain cancer. The Arizona Senator's daughter, Meghan McCain, told CNN her father “doing really well” and working on his physical therapy after chemotherapy treatment led to ...
Jeff Flake and John McCain sharply condemned the release of the memo criticizing part of the investigation into ties between the Russian government and the presidential campaign of Donald Trump. The memo was produced by the Republican majority on the House Intelligence Committee, and is usually ...
SEN. JOHN MCCAIN DIAGNOSED WITH BRAIN CANCER Doctor: McCain has 'aggressive' cancer | 1:28. A cancer expert says Sen. John McCain has an "aggressive" form of brain cancer that will be difficult to treat. Dr. David Reardon at Boston's Dana-Farber Cancer Institute says glioblastoma is the most ...
CLOSE. President Trump is holding DACA recipients hostage for his border wall, columnist EJ Montini says. U.S. Sen. John McCain has a better idea. ... John McCain and Delaware Sen. Chris Coons, a Democrat, would like to fix this. They have introduced a bill that would deal with the DACA problem, ...
PHOENIX - The clock is ticking for a deal on DACA, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, and Arizona Senator John McCain is taking the reins. Sen. McCain will introduce a new bipartisan immigration bill Monday that he has crafted alongside Senator Christopher Coons, a Democrat from Delaware.
Sens. John McCain and Chris Coons on Monday are unveiling a bipartisan immigration measure that would protect so-called "Dreamers" from being deported, provide a path to citizenship and provide new border security measures without funding for a wall. The legislation is a companion to a bill ...
John McCain to miss State of the Union, January goal of Senate return. Dan Nowicki, The Republic ... Ailing Sen. John McCain has not returned to Washington, D.C., and is not expected to attend Tuesday night's State of the Union address from President Donald Trump. McCain, R-Ariz., is battling an ...
John McCain's oldest biological son, discusses his dad's health and describes him as a cockroach, saying "he's hard to kill." He speaks with Arizona ... John McCain is still fighting hard and progressing every day, his son Jack said in an interview Tuesday with The Arizona Republic. "I talk to him about once ...
Sen. John McCain blamed both Democrats and Republicans for playing the blame game over the partial government shutdown while the U.S. armed forces "pay the price." In a scathing press release, the Arizona Republican did not name names, nor did he refer to President Trump, whom Democrats blame ...
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said Friday that the new National Defense Strategy just unveiled by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will be “meaningless” unless Congress can pass a budget. The strategy's aim of rebuilding the military and refocusing on competition from other advanced nations such as Russia ...
Lindsey Graham on visit with ailing John McCain: 'We laughed a little bit. We cried a little bit'. Dan Nowicki, The Republic | azcentral.com Published 9:35 a.m. MT Jan. 19, 2018 | Updated 10:56 a.m. ... Dr. Joseph Zabramski, a neurosurgeon at Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, talks about Sen. John McCain's cancer.
Washington (CNN) Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain plans to return to Washington soon, sources close to the senator tell CNN. In December, it was announced that McCain would return home to Arizona for the remainder of the month to recover from a hospitalization as a result of cancer treatments.
When I think about Christmas, and I think about Senator McCain, I think of giving. The sacrifices John McCain has made for our country, and especially the men and women he served with in the military, are incredible. As a prisoner of war in Vietnam he missed six Christmases with his family back home and ...
Jack McCain, who is a Navy lieutenant and helicopter pilot, said that while John McCain's diagnosis is "not a good one," it is far from the first challenge that his father has faced. McCain was shot down over Vietnam in 1967. He was tortured and held as a prisoner of war at the infamous "Hanoi Hilton" for ...
The Arizona senator blasted the memo, which President Donald Trump declassified against the wishes of the intelligence community. By Sebastian Murdock. 130k. 790. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) delivered a harsh rebuke against fellow Republicans who agreed to release a memo by House Intelligence ...
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., condemned Congress for not reaching a long-term and bipartisan budget agreement, claiming a an impending government shutdown or passage of a stopgap measure hurts military service members. “As we approach tomorrow's funding deadline, the only two options on the ...
Washington (CNN) Sen. John McCain is telling President Donald Trump to stop attacking the media, saying the administration's attitude makes it easier for oppressive regimes to mistreat reporters and for corrupt governments to be left unaccountable. In an op-ed published Tuesday for the Washington Post, ...
31: "Senator McCain is in rehab. He's coming back in January, (and) we need his voice now more than ever." On Jan. 2, his daughter, television commentator Meghan McCain, said on ABC's "The View" that her father was doing well as he continued physical therapy at their family cabin near Sedona.
The Republic's politics team talks Bisbees's plastic bag ban, KidsCare funds drying up and Martha McSally and Paul Gosar entering Arizona's Senate race on Nov. 1, 2017. Johanna Huckeba/azcentral. Laurie Roberts; It's clear that Martha McSally is running for the Senate. So why won't she announce?
John McCain missed the vote on President Trump's catastrophic tax bill, but vows to return to work and Washington next month. Battling brain cancer, the senator is home in Arizona after a stay at Walter Reed Hospital, recovering from what his office called “normal side effects” of his treatment. It's impossible ...


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