A top Senator pops crucial question under Capitol dome
December 10th, 2013
12:19 PM ET
7 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
8 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
8 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
9 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
John McCain gets petitioned on gay rights – from his wife.
October 25th, 2013
07:10 PM ET
9 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
9 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
9 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
9 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
9 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
9 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
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