John McCain gets petitioned on gay rights – from his wife.
October 25th, 2013
07:10 PM ET
6 months ago

John McCain gets petitioned on gay rights – from his wife.

(CNN) - U.S. Senators get a lot of petitions and a lot of mail but not a lot from their spouses in an official capacity.

But that’s exactly what happened Thursday when Cindy McCain signed a postcard petition sent to her husband, Sen. John McCain, urging him to support legislation barring discrimination against gays and lesbians in the workplace.
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Filed under: Cindy McCain • John McCain
McCain 'seriously thinking' about re-election bid
October 22nd, 2013
03:48 PM ET
6 months ago

McCain 'seriously thinking' about re-election bid

(CNN) – Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, said Tuesday he's "seriously thinking" about running for a sixth term in 2016.

"I'm seriously thinking about maybe giving another opportunity for you to vote for or against me in a few years from now," McCain said on 550 KFYI in Phoenix. "I'm seriously giving that a lot of thought."
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Filed under: 2016 • John McCain
October 20th, 2013
01:30 PM ET
6 months ago

Obama to address health care website glitches

Updated 5:24 p.m. ET, 10/20/2013

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama on Monday will talk about the website glitches that have plagued the application process for health care insurance since the new exchanges opened up this month.

In Rose Garden remarks about the Affordable Care Act, the president will reiterate his stance that he finds the technical problems unacceptable and will discuss steps his administration has taken to get them fixed, a White House official said Sunday.
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Filed under: Health care • Jack Lew • John McCain • Mitch McConnell • Ted Cruz
October 20th, 2013
10:52 AM ET
6 months ago

McCain on Cruz in 2016

(CNN) - Asked Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union" whether Sen. Ted Cruz would be an "attractive" presidential candidate in 2016, Sen. John McCain said he couldn't predict the future but said the Texas Republican will be "very attractive to many" in Cruz's conservative base.

"The question is," he added, "will our party be able to field a winning presidential candidate and vice president so that we can win the election rather than – unfortunately, the record of the last couple has not been what we want it to be.
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Filed under: 2016 • John McCain • Ted Cruz • TV-State of the Union
October 20th, 2013
10:26 AM ET
6 months ago

McCain: Obamacare website rollout a 'fiasco'

(CNN) - Longtime Republican Sen. John McCain on Sunday described the enrollment process for Obamacare thus far as a "fiasco" and vowed to continue fighting the health care law. But he said Republicans should take a "rifle shot" approach rather than the "meat ax" strategy of defunding the law altogether, as endorsed by conservatives like Sen. Ted Cruz.

On CNN's "State of the Union," McCain was not quite ready to call on Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to step down, unlike others in his party, but he supports the idea of holding congressional hearings over the issue and encouraged more efforts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act.
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Filed under: Health care • John McCain • Ted Cruz • TV-State of the Union
McCain, Gohmert spar over who's 'intelligent'
October 17th, 2013
03:37 PM ET
6 months ago

McCain, Gohmert spar over who's 'intelligent'

(CNN) - Sen. John McCain may be advising Republicans not to speak ill will of each other, but that's not stopping him from getting into a public exchange with fellow Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert.

Wednesday night, McCain charged that Gohmert had no intelligence, to which the Texas Republican fired back.
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Filed under: John McCain • Louie Gohmert
October 17th, 2013
09:37 AM ET
6 months ago

McCain: No more shutdowns, 'I guarantee it'

Washington (CNN) – Sen. John McCain promised Thursday the government will not shut down again in the near future, and argued the President, as the victor in the recent showdown, will now have to engage with his political opponents on Capitol Hill.

In an interview on CNN's "New Day," the Arizona Republican also weighed in on the GOP's infighting that escalated to new heights during the government shutdown.
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Filed under: Congress • Government Shutdown • John McCain
Bipartisan group of senators helped pave the way for a Senate deal
October 16th, 2013
06:45 PM ET
6 months ago

Bipartisan group of senators helped pave the way for a Senate deal

Washington (CNN) - Congressional approval ratings hovered at historic lows. Republican and Democrats hurled insults at each other and among themselves. The political circus in Washington even made its way to "Saturday Night Live: - in a sketch featuring Miley Cyrus, at that.

It seemed that nothing would break through the partisan stronghold that left Capitol Hill at a standstill in the weeks leading up to and during the partial government shutdown.

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McCain: Democrats should understand: ‘What goes around, comes around’
October 13th, 2013
02:16 PM ET
6 months ago

McCain: Democrats should understand: ‘What goes around, comes around’

Washington (CNN) – Sen. John McCain said Sunday that Democrats need to be careful in their talks with Republicans over the government shutdown and debt ceiling - because if they take advantage of the GOP, it may come back to bite them.

"The Democrats, they better understand something: What goes around, comes around. And if they try to humiliate Republicans, things change in American politics - and I know what it's like to be in the majority and in the minority - and it won't be forgotten. Now is the time to be magnanimous and sit down and get this thing done," McCain said on CBS’s “Face The Nation.”
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Filed under: Charles Schumer • Congress • Debt • Government Shutdown • John McCain
McCain publishes opinion piece in Pravda – but not the one he wanted
A screenshot of Pravda.ru
September 19th, 2013
03:40 AM ET
7 months ago

McCain publishes opinion piece in Pravda – but not the one he wanted

Updated 9 a.m. ET 9/19/2013

Washington (CNN) – Senator John McCain has a message for the Russian people: “I am pro-Russian, more pro-Russian than the regime that misrules you today.”

In an opinion piece titled “Russians Deserve Better Than Putin,” published by the Russian news website Pravda.ru, McCain took aim at the current Russian leadership, including President Vladimir Putin.
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Filed under: John McCain • Russia • Syria
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