McCain and Graham slam Obama for Iraq violence
January 4th, 2014
06:13 PM ET
11 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
12 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
12 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
12 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
John McCain gets petitioned on gay rights – from his wife.
October 25th, 2013
07:10 PM ET
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
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