Would there have been fewer troops in Iraq if McCain won the presidency in 2000?
July 18th, 2014
03:30 AM ET
1 month ago

Would there have been fewer troops in Iraq if McCain won the presidency in 2000?

CNN and National Journal joined forces Thursday to explore the 2014 midterm elections at the first "Politics on Tap" event in Washington D.C. Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, joined CNN’s Jake Tapper, Brianna Keilar and Peter Hamby, as well as National Journal’s Ron Fournier, and Michelle Cottle for the private gathering. Check out some of the best highlights from the event on our Storify page.

(CNN) – It’s hard to imagine that one of the most vocal supporters of sending troops to Iraq during the 2007 surge, now says that in hindsight, he would’ve acted differently if he were in charge.

Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, said that had he won the presidential election in 2000, he would’ve been more hesitant about sending troops to Iraq.
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Filed under: Arizona • John McCain • Republican
Jan Brewer's successor probably won't be as flamboyant
March 12th, 2014
05:35 PM ET
6 months ago

Jan Brewer's successor probably won't be as flamboyant

(CNN) – It's not clear who might try to succeed Jan Brewer as governor of Arizona next year, but chances are good that whoever it is won't be quite as flamboyant.

The finger-wagging, gun-loving politician, known as a firebrand who exhibits flashes of moderation, announced on Wednesday that she would "pass the torch of leadership" and not run for reelection. Her term ends in January.

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Filed under: Arizona • Jan Brewer
March 12th, 2014
02:13 PM ET
6 months ago

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer won't seek reelection

Updated 3:06 p.m. ET, 3/12/2014

(CNN) – Republican Gov. Jan Brewer of Arizona announced Wednesday she will not run for reelection.

"There does come a time to pass the torch of leadership," she said at a school in Glendale. "After completing this term in office, I will be doing just that."
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Filed under: Arizona • Jan Brewer
Add another name to the House retirement list
February 27th, 2014
02:04 PM ET
6 months ago

Add another name to the House retirement list

Washington (CNN) - Another longtime member of Congress is calling it quits.

Democratic Rep. Ed Pastor of Arizona announced Thursday that he will retire at end of the year rather than run for re-election in November.

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Filed under: 2014 • Arizona • Congress • House
February 26th, 2014
10:17 PM ET
6 months ago

Clinton lauds Arizona veto in speech targeting young voters

(CNN) -- Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton didn’t wait long to applaud the veto of an Arizona law that would have allowed businesses that asserted their religious beliefs the right to deny service to gay and lesbian customers.

In the first minutes of a speech at the University of Miami Wednesday night, Clinton lauded the fact that Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer - a Republican - vetoed the legislation that supporters said protected religious liberty.

“Thankfully the governor of Arizona has vetoed the discriminatory legislation that was passed, recognizing that inclusive leadership is really what the 21st century is all about,” Clinton said to the 6,000 people who assembled at the south Florida institution.
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Filed under: 2016 • Arizona • Gay rights • Hillary Clinton • Jan Brewer
Romney weighs in, Obama silent on Arizona SB1062
February 25th, 2014
06:22 PM ET
6 months ago

Romney weighs in, Obama silent on Arizona SB1062

(CNN) - Former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney has joined calls from key Republicans urging Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer to veto legislation that critics say would codify discrimination against gays and lesbians in that state.

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Filed under: Arizona • Mitt Romney • President Obama
February 25th, 2014
01:42 PM ET
6 months ago

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer expected to veto 'religious freedom' bill

(CNN) – All signs indicate Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer will likely veto politically-charged legislation that supporters say promotes religious freedom and opponents contend discriminates against gays and lesbians.

Brewer did not signal her intention either way in an exclusive interview with CNN on Monday at the National Governors Association meeting in Washington.

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Filed under: Arizona • Gay rights • Jan Brewer
February 24th, 2014
09:33 PM ET
6 months ago

Gov. Jan Brewer to CNN: 'I will do the right thing for the state of Arizona'

Washington (CNN)- Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer tells CNN she will make her decision in the “near future” about whether to sign or veto a bill that supporters say promotes religious freedom and opponents call discriminatory against gays and lesbians.

“I can assure you, as always, I will do the right thing for the state of Arizona,” Brewer told CNN in an exclusive interview at the site of the National Governors Association meeting in Washington.

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Filed under: Arizona • Gay rights • Jan Brewer
Three Ohio cities, Las Vegas & several others considering 2016 Republican convention
February 10th, 2014
06:25 PM ET
7 months ago

Three Ohio cities, Las Vegas & several others considering 2016 Republican convention

Washington (CNN) – Representatives from eight cities met with GOP officials Monday in the nation’s capital to talk specifics about what it would take to host the Republican National Convention in 2016.

While the meeting was not a required step in the RNC’s selection process, it provides a look at which cities are seriously considering bidding on the convention where Republicans will choose the party’s next presidential nominee.

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Palin has McCain's back
January 28th, 2014
09:12 AM ET
7 months ago

Palin has McCain's back

(CNN) - Under attack by the Republican Party in his home state, Sen. John McCain is getting some support from someone beloved by conservatives – his former running mate, Sarah Palin.

"I consider Senator John McCain an American hero and a friend. He fights to remind our President that the federal government's first priority must be strong defense of our homeland," wrote Palin Monday night on her Facebook page, adding that "he fights against big-spending colleagues who don't prioritize for our military's needs."

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Filed under: 2008 Election • 2016 • Arizona • John McCcain • Sarah Palin
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