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McCain calls for U.S. military leadership on Syriaupdated: Mon Jun 18 2012 15:51:00

Sen. John McCain called Monday for the United States to lead a military coalition to help the Syrian opposition rid the country of President Bashar al-Assad.

Pelosi: McCain's claims on leaks 'a sad statement'updated: Thu Jun 07 2012 13:44:00

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday dismissed Sen. John McCain's accusation that the recent spate of leaks about U.S. intelligence operations was politically motivated, calling the claim a "really a sad statement."

Romney won't make McCain's mistakeupdated: Thu Apr 19 2012 05:29:00

It's that time in the presidential cycle again. Mitt Romney, presumptive GOP nominee, appoints a trusted adviser to lead his vice presidential search. The questionnaires are readied; the real level of interest of the contenders is gauged (and all public protestations of noninterest dutifully disregarded.)

Director: 'Game Change' humanizes Palin, McCainupdated: Sun Mar 11 2012 11:09:00

HBO's new political docudrama "Game Change" isn't just any made-for-TV movie inspired by reality.

McCain calls for airstrikes on Syriaupdated: Mon Mar 05 2012 23:34:00

Sen. John McCain called Monday for the United States to lead an international effort to protect the Syrian population by carrying out piloted airstrikes on Syrian government forces.

McCain 'disappointed' in torture talkupdated: Wed Nov 16 2011 09:32:00

Sen. John McCain says he's disappointed in comments from GOP presidential candidates about waterboarding and torture.

McCain clashes with Panetta over U.S. troop withdrawal from Iraqupdated: Tue Nov 15 2011 12:02:00

Deep disagreements surfaced on Capitol Hill Tuesday over whether the United States has moved too quickly to withdraw troops from Iraq.

Hill presses for details on possible Pentagon cutsupdated: Fri Nov 04 2011 15:55:00

Calls for details about what budget cuts the Defense Department is considering are coming from both houses of Congress and both parties. And they are getting more urgent.

Sen. McCain: Uniting Libya a lot of workupdated: Sat Oct 01 2011 23:25:00

On a tour of Libya, Sen. John McCain weighs in on the threat of extremism and capturing Moammar Gadhafi.

McCain hails Libya as inspiration updated: Thu Sep 29 2011 14:04:00

In his first visit to Libya since the fall of Moammar Gadhafi, Sen. John McCain hailed that nation's revolution as the showcase for the so-called Arab Spring but acknowledged a tough road lay ahead.

Resuming careers post 'don't ask' repealupdated: Tue Sep 20 2011 21:43:00

CNN's Chris Lawrence reports the "don't ask" repeal doesn't mean former service members can return to their careers.

DADT gone, but unequal treatment of gays still hereupdated: Tue Sep 20 2011 21:43:00

In the very early hours of this morning, "don't ask, don't tell" ceased to be U.S. policy. As a result, today is the first day I can write about being the partner of a gay military serviceman without fear that he will lose his job.

McCain: Afghan drawdown unnecessary riskupdated: Sun Jul 17 2011 11:36:00

Sen. John McCain on Afghanistan tour talks about the risks of drawdown there (and weighs in on Libya and debt ceiling).

McCain: Americans 'don't want compromise' on tax revenue hikesupdated: Mon Jul 04 2011 06:03:00

The American people do not want Republicans to compromise on their opposition to any form of tax increase as part of a deficit reduction deal being negotiated with Democrats, veteran Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, said Sunday.

McCain, Kerry talk U.S., Egyptian economies in Cairoupdated: Sun Jun 26 2011 21:01:00

U.S. Sens. John McCain and John Kerry focused on the U.S. and Egyptian economies during a trip to Egypt Saturday and Sunday.

Boehner: House not with McCain on Libya campaignupdated: Wed Jun 22 2011 11:46:00

Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, indicated Wednesday that the GOP-controlled House of Representatives will not back a resolution sponsored by Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, expressing congressional support for limited American involvement in the NATO-led military campaign in Libya.

McCain blames some Arizona wildfires on illegal immigrantsupdated: Sun Jun 19 2011 16:18:00

U.S. Sen. John McCain is blaming illegal immigrants for starting some of the wildfires that have scorched hundreds of thousands of acres in Arizona.

McCain: Illegal immigrants caused firesupdated: Sun Jun 19 2011 16:18:00

U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, blames illegal immigrants for starting unspecified fires in that area.

McCain slams GOP hopefuls' 'isolationism'updated: Sun Jun 19 2011 11:53:00

Sen. John McCain, the Republican presidential candidate in 2008, took aim Sunday at the field of contenders for the 2012 GOP nomination, accusing them of "isolationism."

Official: Arizona fire near Mexican border is 'number one priority'updated: Sat Jun 18 2011 23:04:00

As discussions swirled about its origins and impact, the U.S. forest service chief deemed a raging wildfire in southern Arizona as "the number one priority" for firefighters nationwide.

McCain warns Myanmar it risks Arab-style uprisingupdated: Fri Jun 03 2011 09:29:00

U.S. Sen. John McCain warned Myanmar's new military-backed government to make democratic reforms or possibly face the type of revolution that has swept through Arab nations.

Senator, DHS secretary disagree on extent of drug cartel 'spotters'updated: Wed May 04 2011 18:45:00

Do Mexican drug cartels have scores of "spotters" sitting on Arizona mountain tops helping drug couriers make their appointed rounds?

Sen. John McCain talks Libya tripupdated: Mon Apr 25 2011 10:31:00

CNN's Candy Crowley interviews Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, about his recent trip to Libya.

Privacy 'bill of rights' would regulate opt-in, opt-outupdated: Wed Apr 13 2011 14:25:00

The federal government wants to get into the opt-in, opt-out business.

McCain responds to President's speechupdated: Tue Mar 29 2011 07:32:00

Senator John McCain (R-AZ) talks to CNN's Wolf Blitzer about President Obama's address to the nation on Libya. Julianne Moore Will Play Sarah Palin but Who Should Play John McCain?updated: Thu Mar 10 2011 22:30:00

Which actor would be best as Palin's 2008 running mate in the upcoming HBO movie?

McCain vs. Pentagon: Getting personal over Libya Debateupdated: Fri Mar 04 2011 19:29:00

Trash talk and criticism seems the norm in these days of social networking, talk radio and cable pundits. But now it's spreading to the halls Capitol Hill and the leadership of the Department of Defense.

Political Circus: Does Obama wear a seatbelt?updated: Thu Jan 06 2011 14:38:00

Politics is serious business -- but not all of the time. From the halls of Congress to the campaign trail to the international stage, there's always something that gets a laugh or a second glance.

'Don't ask, don't tell' fails in Senateupdated: Mon Dec 13 2010 06:16:00

CNN's Anderson Cooper and his panel discuss the repeal effort of "don't ask, don't tell."

Troops are ready for the end of 'don't ask, don't tell'updated: Mon Dec 13 2010 06:16:00

One of the reasons Defense Secretary Robert Gates commissioned a study on how the military feels about gays serving openly was because it was ridiculous to listen to politicians rambling on and on, and not to those who have to do the heavy lifting.

McCain presses for accountability in WikiLeaks breachupdated: Fri Dec 03 2010 14:54:00

A senior Republican senator pressed Pentagon leadership Thursday as to why nobody -- other than a very junior soldier -- has been held responsible for the leak of thousands of secret national security documents to WikiLeaks.

Senate debates 'don't ask' repealupdated: Thu Dec 02 2010 13:23:00

Military leaders testify to a Senate committee on the Pentagon's study on gays in the military.

McCain takes shot at 'don't ask, don't tell' repealupdated: Thu Dec 02 2010 13:23:00

Now is not the time to repeal the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy on gay men and lesbians serving openly in the U.S. armed forces, Sen. John McCain said at a hearing Thursday.

McCain honest on 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'?updated: Tue Nov 30 2010 05:30:00

Anderson Cooper reports on criticism levelled at Sen. John McCain's public statements on gays in the military. Cindy McCain Stands Up for Gay Kidsupdated: Fri Nov 12 2010 18:48:00

"Our political and religious leaders tell LGBT youth they have no future," John McCain's wife says in the video

Political Circus: Hotties in the Houseupdated: Fri Nov 12 2010 15:32:00

Politics is serious business, but not all of the time. From the halls of Congress to the campaign trail, there's always something that gets a laugh. Here are some of the things you might have missed.

Afghanistan withdrawal could imperil US-India relations, McCain warnsupdated: Fri Nov 05 2010 15:37:00

If the United States leaves Afghanistan prematurely, the subsequent destabilization in the region would have a "huge bearing" on relations between the United States and India, Sen. John McCain warned Friday.

McCain wants Obama to visit borderupdated: Sun Sep 05 2010 13:16:00

Republican Sen. John McCain on Sunday invited President Barack Obama to visit the border with Mexico to get a complete picture of the region and called on the president to do more for security.

Six tough hombres helped McCainupdated: Wed Aug 25 2010 15:22:00

Six tough, don't mess-with-me hombres stride onto the screen, four wearing cowboy hats, none looking like recent readers of "Eat, Pray, Love." One dude stares down the camera and growls, "We're sheriffs in Arizona."

McCain wins GOP Senate race in Arizonaupdated: Wed Aug 25 2010 15:22:00

Sen. John McCain discusses his campaign promises during his victory speech.

Alaska Senate race still uncertain after primary electionsupdated: Wed Aug 25 2010 12:11:00

After a night rife with primaries in the far-flung four corners of the United States, plus one in the nation's breadbasket, one race in the far Northwest is still up for grabs.

McCain wins Senate primary in Arizonaupdated: Wed Aug 25 2010 02:41:00

Sen. John McCain told supporters he will "take nothing for granted" after defeating former Rep. J.D. Hayworth in a bitterly fought Republican primary for U.S. Senate in Arizona Tuesday.

Three things to watch in tonight's primary racesupdated: Tue Aug 24 2010 18:22:00

Voters across the country go to the polls Tuesday night for party primaries.

McCain: Snooki 'too pretty' for jailupdated: Wed Aug 18 2010 15:44:00

Sen. John McCain defends Snooki's comments that she's too pretty for jail. Showbiz Tonight's panel reacts.

McCain to lift hold on confirmation of intelligence chiefupdated: Mon Aug 02 2010 19:12:00

Sen. John McCain said Monday he would lift a "hold" on the confirmation of James Clapper to be the Director of National Intelligence if he receives a report he's requested for the past 18 months.

Six states to watch in 2010 political warsupdated: Wed Jul 21 2010 08:22:00

For political junkies, the midterm election's marquee races are well known -- and I offered a list of those last week. But in a year when politics is hitting the boiling point, a top 10 list can't cover all the interesting races going on across the nation.

McCain debates other candidates as Senate race heats upupdated: Fri Jul 16 2010 06:09:00

John McCain will continue the fight to retain his Senate seat Friday as he debates his competitors in Arizona. QUOTED: Sen. John McCain Is on Team Snookiupdated: Thu Jun 10 2010 08:48:00

The former Presidential candidate stands up for the Jersey Shore star's right to cheap tanning

McCain: 1,200 more troops 'not enough'updated: Tue May 25 2010 19:21:00

Sen. John McCain says Pres. Obama's choice to deploy 1,200 more National Guard troops to the Mexican border isn't enough.

Palin hits the trail for McCainupdated: Tue Mar 30 2010 07:35:00

Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin spoke Friday at a rally for her former running mate, Sen. John McCain, urging voters to support the senator in his re-election bid in Arizona.

Pentagon's future fighter aircraft doubles in costupdated: Fri Mar 12 2010 12:32:00

The cost of the Pentagon's newest fighter jet will be more than double the original price, solidifying the F-35 joint strike fighter as the most expensive Pentagon weapons program ever.

McCain vs. Hayworthupdated: Mon Feb 15 2010 16:08:00

Sen. John McCain is facing a serious challenge from the right for his U.S. Senate seat. CNN's Casey Wian reports.

Intriguing people for February 15, 2010updated: Mon Feb 15 2010 12:02:00

J.D. Hayworth: The Scottsdale, Arizona, radio host and commentator and former congressman is scheduled to announce today that he will challenge 24-year incumbent Sen. John McCain in the Republican primary in August. McCain is running for a fifth Senate term.

McCain and Lieberman on terrorupdated: Fri Jan 15 2010 13:47:00

In an exclusive interview, CNN's John King talks with Sen. John McCain and Joe Lieberman about the fight against al Qaeda.

Health care reform delay?updated: Mon Nov 30 2009 20:00:00

Some lawmakers want to delay the health care reform bill until next year, as CNN's Jim Acosta reports.

Senate debate on health care bill opens with heated rhetoricupdated: Mon Nov 30 2009 20:00:00

The U.S. Senate on Monday opened what is expected to be a lengthy and rancorous debate on a sweeping bill to overhaul the nation's health care system.

Sarah Palin is an insider playing a rogueupdated: Tue Nov 17 2009 06:36:00

Sarah Palin begins her manipulation of the readers of her book "Going Rogue" in the title, embracing as a badge of honor the accusation leveled at her by McCain campaign staffers during the last bitter days of election 2008 -- even though she's exemplified the political insider throughout her career.

Get ready for McCain vs. Palinupdated: Tue Nov 03 2009 13:37:00

Right now, the political intelligentsia is consumed with the outcome of a congressional district in upstate New York.

McCain: We need more troopsupdated: Mon Oct 12 2009 08:26:00

Sen. McCain tells John King that it would be an "error of historic proportions" to send too few troops to Afghanistan.

McCain warns against 'historic' error in Afghanistanupdated: Sun Oct 11 2009 11:59:00

Sen. John McCain said any added military deployment in Afghanistan smaller than the 40,000 troops reportedly requested by the top U.S. commander there "would be an error of historic proportions."

Commentary: America on a collision courseupdated: Wed Oct 07 2009 06:20:00

There's a standard scene in old movies about young hotheads behind the wheels of fast cars. Cindy McCain's Secret Struggle with Migrainesupdated: Wed Sep 02 2009 12:47:00

The wife of GOP presidential hopeful John McCain kept her pain to herself on the campaign trail

Videos of POWs a staple of war propagandaupdated: Tue Jul 21 2009 15:02:00

Video showing Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl, captured by the Taliban in Afghanistan, is just another example of how captors use the medium for psychological warfare.

America must reclaim moral standing, McCain saysupdated: Thu Jul 16 2009 15:13:00

Sen. John McCain said Thursday the United States must recover from the "moral failures" of human rights abuses and called for Americans to stand on the "right side" of history as a leader of the free world.

U.S. House votes overwhelmingly for Iranian resolutionupdated: Fri Jun 19 2009 14:55:00

The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a resolution Friday that says it supports "all Iranians who embrace the values of freedom, human rights, civil liberties and the rule of law."

McCain campaign manager: GOP should back same-sex marriageupdated: Sat Apr 18 2009 13:20:00

A key architect of Republican Sen. John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign has urged conservatives to drop their opposition to same-sex marriage.

McCain: Afghanistan challenge 'not as tough' as Iraqupdated: Wed Apr 01 2009 15:08:00

While President Obama has insisted that securing Afghanistan against a rise in terrorist groups is a top security priority, Sen. John McCain said Tuesday that the problems in that country are not as thorny as those in Iraq.

Fortune: 'Study McCain and do the opposite'updated: Mon Mar 16 2009 05:55:00

About a year ago I heard that my book "Politics Lost" had become a hot item on John McCain's presidential campaign bus. Meg Whitman, who was advising McCain on economic matters, was recommending it to everyone. I was, of course, flattered. And it sort of stood to reason: I had celebrated McCain's maverick 2000 run for the presidency in the book. And McCain seemed to embody the message of "Politics Lost": Be yourself. Don't let consultants talk you out of taking impolitic positions if you really believe in them. Don't be afraid to take a position or two that might be unpopular with the public - it will give you credibility, ballast, a hint of courage.

$410B spending bill approvedupdated: Wed Mar 11 2009 15:55:00

The Senate approves a $410 billion spending bill that contains earmarks for pet projects. CNN's Dana Bash reports.

Back to the future in the battle over earmarksupdated: Wed Mar 11 2009 15:55:00

If you paid any attention to last year's presidential campaign, Sen. John McCain's stinging attack Wednesday on President Obama over earmarks probably sounded familiar.

CNNMoney: Senate passes $410 billion spending billupdated: Tue Mar 10 2009 22:02:00

A massive spending bill that funds the U.S. government for the rest of the budget year passed the Senate on Tuesday despite complaints about nearly $8 billion in what critics called "pork-barrel" projects.

U.S. losing war in Afghanistan, McCain saysupdated: Wed Feb 25 2009 18:42:00

Former GOP presidential nominee John McCain warned Wednesday that the United States is losing the war in Afghanistan.

Cost overruns have military facing 'train wreck,' McCain saysupdated: Tue Feb 24 2009 17:30:00

Cost overruns on big-ticket Pentagon projects have left the U.S. military facing a budgetary "train wreck" at a time of growing budget deficits, Sen. John McCain said Tuesday.

Lobbyist drops suit against New York Times over McCain storyupdated: Thu Feb 19 2009 20:21:00

Washington lobbyist Vicki Iseman has dropped her libel suit against The New York Times, the paper announced Thursday.

McCain on stimulusupdated: Mon Feb 02 2009 22:31:00

CNN's Kiran Chetry speaks to Sen. John McCain about the stimulus showdown.

Republican Party futureupdated: Fri Jan 30 2009 19:56:00's Nicole Saidi participates in this excerpt of an online chat between four iReporters on the GOP's game plan.

McCain: I won't be 'rubber stamp' for Obamaupdated: Mon Jan 26 2009 02:39:00

Sen. John McCain, who faced a long, bruising campaign against candidate Barack Obama, has taken on a new role during the administration of President Barack Obama: "Loyal opposition."

McCain ready to cooperateupdated: Fri Jan 23 2009 04:54:00

Sen. John McCain says he is ready to work with President Obama and 'cooperate as much as possible.'

McCain: Closing Guantanamo Bay is the easy partupdated: Fri Jan 23 2009 04:54:00

President Obama is facing great challenges as he takes office and may have made a hasty decision to close Guantanamo Bay without addressing all of the repercussions, Sen. John McCain told CNN's Larry King Thursday night.

Obama praises McCain, calls for bipartisan cooperationupdated: Mon Jan 19 2009 23:37:00

President-elect Barack Obama called his former Republican presidential rival, Sen. John McCain, a hero at a bipartisan dinner Monday night and encouraged politicians to reach across the aisle.

Obama, McCain and the tall tales of politiciansupdated: Fri Dec 19 2008 10:08:00

When Americans go to the polls this November, there will be many factors that influence where they eventually decide to cast their vote:

McCain: I can't promise to support Palin for presidentupdated: Mon Dec 15 2008 12:29:00

Sen. John McCain said Sunday he would not necessarily support his former running mate if she chose to run for president.

Obama, McCain meetingupdated: Wed Nov 19 2008 12:35:00

President-elect Barack Obama and Sen. John McCain are meeting for the first time since the presidential election.

McCain may face bumpy shift from White House runupdated: Tue Nov 18 2008 14:49:00

Two weeks after losing his bid for the presidency in an electoral landslide, Sen. John McCain is beginning the thorny transition back to life out of the spotlight as he weighs his future role in the Senate.

What's next for the GOP?updated: Tue Nov 18 2008 14:49:00

Republicans have lost the White House and seats in Congress. CNN's Bill Schneider looks at what's next for the GOP.

Obama, McCain discuss need for 'new era of reform'updated: Mon Nov 17 2008 22:25:00

President-elect Barack Obama and Sen. John McCain said Monday that Americans are looking for leaders who will come together and "change the bad habits of Washington."

Commentary: Can McCain be Obama's friend in Congress?updated: Mon Nov 17 2008 06:44:00

President-elect Barack Obama and Sen. John McCain will meet for the first time on Monday since the election. John McCain: 'I've Been Sleeping Like a Baby'updated: Wed Nov 12 2008 12:09:00

"I sleep two hours, wake up and cry," the losing GOP candidate jokes on The Tonight Show

Palin: 'Not sad at all'updated: Sun Nov 09 2008 15:29:00

CNN's Gary Tuchman asks Gov. Sarah Palin if she's sad about anonymous comments made by McCain aides.

Palin calls attacks 'cruel' and 'cowardly'updated: Sun Nov 09 2008 15:29:00

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin called former aides of Sen. John McCain "jerks" for circulating unflattering stories about her since the Republican ticket lost its bid for the White House Tuesday.

Commentary: What Alaska learned about Palinupdated: Fri Nov 07 2008 17:45:00

In a year when Alaska celebrates 50 years of statehood, it can be argued that our state finally joined the union August 29, 2008, when Gov. Sarah Palin was nominated by Sen. John McCain as his vice presidential running mate.

McCain: What went wrongupdated: Fri Nov 07 2008 13:05:00

CNN's Dana Bash reports on what went wrong with John McCain's campaign for president and what's next.

Commentary: After Palin hard-sell fails, McCain aides attack herupdated: Fri Nov 07 2008 11:12:00

Whatever you may have thought about John McCain's running mate -- about whether she was qualified, prepared or experienced enough for the job -- try to put all of that aside for just a moment, because Sarah Palin is who she is.

Rebuilding infrastructureupdated: Thu Nov 06 2008 08:25:00

CNN's political panel says the first thing President-elect Barack Obama should do is start rebuilding infrastructure.

Obama's election redraws America's electoral divideupdated: Thu Nov 06 2008 08:25:00

Barack Obama did more than thump John McCain in the Electoral College tally; he also handily won the popular vote and redrew the great divide between red states and blue states.

GOP bloggers, pundits turn focus to rebuildingupdated: Wed Nov 05 2008 19:33:00

Conservative pundits and bloggers were conciliatory Wednesday morning, but urged supporters to continue to fight and use Sen.John McCain's defeat as a springboard to strengthen the Republican Party.

Dejected McCain supporters wary of Obamaupdated: Wed Nov 05 2008 18:11:00

As Sen. John McCain bowed out of the historic presidential election Tuesday night, he urged his supporters to bridge their differences with Sen. Barack Obama and unite for the good of the country.

McCain offers olive branchupdated: Wed Nov 05 2008 18:11:00

CNN's Brianna Keiler reports on Sen. John McCain's loss to Sen. Barack Obama.

Analysis: Turning points led to McCain's defeatupdated: Wed Nov 05 2008 17:04:00

John McCain's fight for the White House was a microcosm of his political career and broader life -- full of near-death experiences, stunning comebacks and close calls.

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