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.
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.
(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."
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.
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.
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."
(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."
(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.
(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."
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.