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US Senator John McCain
"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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April 21, 2018
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 inÃâÃÂ ...
April 20, 2018
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.
Los Angeles Times
April 19, 2018
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 inÃâÃÂ ...
April 4, 2018
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 longerÃâÃÂ ...
April 3, 2018
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.
March 10, 2018
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.
March 9, 2018
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.
March 9, 2018
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.
March 8, 2018
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.
March 3, 2018
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.
March 2, 2018
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,ÃâÃÂ ...
March 1, 2018
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 booedÃâÃÂ ...
February 27, 2018
"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 ensureÃâÃÂ ...
February 19, 2018
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 valuesÃâÃÂ ...
December 31, 1999
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 ÃâÃÂ· 'Game Of Thrones' Production Team To Be Feted At BAFTA Craft Awards. Produced andÃâÃÂ ...
December 31, 1999
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 toÃâÃÂ ...
The Straits Times
December 31, 1999
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 MayoÃâÃÂ ...
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