Arizona GOP rebukes McCain for not being conservative enough
January 26th, 2014
05:48 PM ET
3 months ago

Arizona GOP rebukes McCain for not being conservative enough

(CNN) – The Arizona Republican Party censured longtime Sen. John McCain for what it called his “long and terrible” record of voting with liberal Democrats.

The voice vote Saturday came from the floor at the party’s meeting in Tempe. While the resolution does not have an impact on McCain’s work in Congress, the party pledges it would not support, campaign for or endorse the Republican senator.
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Filed under: Arizona • John McCain
January 12th, 2014
10:50 AM ET
3 months ago

McCain: Send Petraeus back to Iraq

(CNN) - President Barack Obama should send David Petraeus, a retired four-star general who ran the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, back to Iraq to help deal with the growing unrest in the country, Sen. John McCain said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

The Arizona Republican also weighed in on a new book by former Defense Secretary Robert Gates, saying he would have waited a bit longer to release the book, which offers a blistering critique of the Obama administration.
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Filed under: Iraq • John McCain • Robert Gates • TV-State of the Union
McCain 'looking very seriously' at sixth Senate run
January 7th, 2014
07:48 AM ET
3 months ago

McCain 'looking very seriously' at sixth Senate run

(CNN) – While a majority of members in Congress are focusing on the 2014 midterm elections, one Senator is looking ahead toward his potential 2016 re-election plans.

Sen. John McCain said he is still "looking very seriously" at a sixth Senate run in 2016 during an interview on NBC's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" Monday night.
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Filed under: 2016 • Jay Leno • John McCain • Senate
McCain and Graham slam Obama for Iraq violence
January 4th, 2014
06:13 PM ET
3 months ago

McCain and Graham slam Obama for Iraq violence

Washington (CNN) - As the Iraqi army and al Qaeda-linked militants battle for control of the city of Falluja, Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham are slamming the Obama administration for its Iraq policy.

More than two years after the administration failed to reach a status of forces agreement with Iraq and withdrew all American combat troops from the country, the two senior Republican senators are blaming President Barack Obama for the violence erupting there this week.
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Filed under: Iraq • John McCain • Lindsey Graham • Obama administration
December 15th, 2013
11:49 AM ET
4 months ago

McCain: CIA did not tell Congress the truth about Levinson

Updated 12:38 p.m. ET, 12/15/2013

(CNN) – Sen. John McCain joined CNN's "State of the Union" from Kiev, Ukraine, on Sunday after the Arizona Republican addressed thousands of protesters who are angry over the Ukrainian government's decision to backpedal away from an agreement with the European Union.

McCain spoke about a range of issues happening around the globe, and suggested the Central Intelligence Agency was not truthful to Congress about former FBI agent Bob Levinson, who went missing in Iran seven years ago.

Here are five noteworthy points from the interview.
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Filed under: Iran • John McCain • North Korea • Russia • TV-State of the Union
December 15th, 2013
10:29 AM ET
4 months ago

McCain says he would vote for budget deal

(CNN) – Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, said Sunday he'll vote for a compromise budget bill in the Senate that would prevent another government shutdown.

"I hope it will pass the Senate," he said on CNN's "State of the Union." "We must not shut down the government again. We can't do that to the people of this country and my state."
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Filed under: Budget • Congress • John McCain • TV-State of the Union
A top Senator pops crucial question under Capitol dome
December 10th, 2013
12:19 PM ET
4 months ago

A top Senator pops crucial question under Capitol dome

Updated 1:54 p.m., 12/10/2013

Washington (CNN) - Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Menendez chose a landmark location to deliver an important proposal.

The Democrat from New Jersey Monday proposed to fellow Garden State resident Alicia Mucci in the Capitol Rotunda Monday. A spokeswoman for the Senator confirmed to CNN that the newly engaged couple soon after spread the word of their impending nuptials as they attended the White House congressional holiday ball, followed by a dinner with friends.

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Filed under: Bob Menendez • John McCain • New Jersey
McCain: A lot of Republicans will look at Christie in 2016
November 14th, 2013
11:59 AM ET
5 months ago

McCain: A lot of Republicans will look at Christie in 2016

Washington (CNN) – Arizona Sen. John McCain made it clear Thursday he wasn’t endorsing Chris Christie for president, but he had some favorable words for the recently re-elected New Jersey governor.

“I think a lot of Republicans will look at someone like Chris Christie” in 2016, the 2008 GOP presidential nominee said at the Aspen Institute’s “Washington Ideas Forum” at the Newseum.
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Filed under: 2016 • Chris Christie • John McCain
McCain calls Kerry 'a human wrecking ball' on Iran negotiations
November 14th, 2013
11:29 AM ET
5 months ago

McCain calls Kerry 'a human wrecking ball' on Iran negotiations

Washington (CNN) – Senator John McCain said Thursday he is "very disappointed" with the Obama Administration – and especially Secretary of State John Kerry – on the issue of nuclear negotiations with Iran.

Kerry is "a good friend of mine," McCain said. But when it comes to Iran, "this guy has been a human wrecking ball."
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Filed under: Iran • John Kerry • John McCain
McCain: Hillary Clinton a 'formidable candidate'
October 28th, 2013
12:49 PM ET
6 months ago

McCain: Hillary Clinton a 'formidable candidate'

(CNN) - Sen. John McCain praised former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vice President Joe Biden Monday, saying that Clinton would be a strong presidential candidate and that it would be a mistake to count out Biden's chances for the White House.

According to Bloomberg, McCain was speaking to reporters after a joint breakfast appearance in Chicago with Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Illinois, when the 2008 Republican presidential nominee said that "I don't think there's any doubt that Secretary Clinton would be a very strong candidate."
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Filed under: Hillary Clinton • Joe Biden • John McCain
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