October 17th, 2013
09:37 AM ET
10 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
10 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
10 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
11 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
September 16th, 2013
08:37 AM ET
11 months ago

McCain to House Republicans: Don't shut down government

(CNN) - As some Republicans and Democrats begin to dig in before the next fiscal showdown, Sen. John McCain said Washington is "in for some very serious problems" and called on his colleagues in the GOP to tone down the warnings of a government shutdown.

"Republicans ought to understand if we shut down the government, Congress always gets blamed–rightly or wrongly–Congress gets blamed," the Arizona Republican said Monday on CNN's "New Day." "We've seen the movie before. It's just some of them weren't around at the time; I was."
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Filed under: Budget • Congress • John McCain
Lawmakers disagree on whether use of force is still on the table
September 15th, 2013
01:27 PM ET
11 months ago

Lawmakers disagree on whether use of force is still on the table

Washington (CNN) – Sen. Carl Levin, chairman of the Armed Services Committee, said Sunday the threat of U.S. military force in Syria remains, despite a U.S.-Russian agreement to rid Syria of chemical weapons. But Sen. John McCain said the agreement is “meaningless.”

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov announced the agreement Saturday in Geneva, Switzerland.
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Filed under: Carl Levin • John McCain • Syria
Pravda vs. Pravda: Which one is McCain writing for?
September 15th, 2013
01:01 PM ET
11 months ago

Pravda vs. Pravda: Which one is McCain writing for?

Washington (CNN ) - When The New York Times published an opinion piece by Russian President Vladimir Putin last week, Sen. John McCain was one of many elected officials who reacted with ire.

McCain, a vocal proponent of increased U.S. intervention in Syria, said in an interview on CNN’s “The Lead” that he was “offended” and joked he would like to be able to write an op-ed of his own for the Russian newspaper Pravda.
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Filed under: John McCain • Russia
McCain, Graham blast proposed Syria solution
September 14th, 2013
05:10 PM ET
11 months ago

McCain, Graham blast proposed Syria solution

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham continued their all-out verbal assault on the Obama administration's handling of the Syria crisis, disparaging Saturday's U.S.-Russian agreement as "morally and strategically indefensible."

"It requires a willful suspension of disbelief to see this agreement as anything other than the start of a diplomatic blind alley," the senators said in a joint statement, "and the Obama administration is being led into it by Bashar Assad and Vladimir Putin."

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Filed under: John Kerry • John McCain • Lindsey Graham • Obama administration • President Obama • Russia • Syria
September 13th, 2013
05:30 PM ET
11 months ago

Op-ed for Op-ed: McCain to strike back in 'Pravda'

(CNN) - Responding to Russian President Vladimir Putin's controversial opinion piece in the New York Times, Sen. John McCain jokingly told CNN's Jake Tapper he'd like to write a commentary for Pravda, the historic Russian newspaper connected to the Communist Party.

Well, now it looks like McCain may get his wish.
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Filed under: John McCain • Russia
McCain says he's 'probably' in last term, or not
September 13th, 2013
04:34 PM ET
11 months ago

McCain says he's 'probably' in last term, or not

(CNN) – Sen. John McCain on Friday sought to clarify some comments he made about his political future.

"I've long said I'll wait a few yrs before thinking about whether to seek reelection in 2016. Focused on our present challenges," McCain tweeted.
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Filed under: John McCain • Senate
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