McCain calls Russia a 'gas station'
April 22nd, 2014
05:13 AM ET
9 years ago

McCain calls Russia a 'gas station'

(CNN) - Mad that he won't be vacationing in Siberia because of sanctions, Sen. John McCain sounded off on all things Russia on "Late Night with Seth Meyers" on Tuesday.

The longtime GOP senator from Arizona, who earlier this year used his Twitter account to announce sanctions imposed on him by Russian President Vladimir Putin, joked about his overseas account.


Filed under: John McCain • John McCcain • President Obama • Russia • Vladimir Putin
Palin has McCain's back
January 28th, 2014
09:12 AM ET
9 years ago

Palin has McCain's back

(CNN) - Under attack by the Republican Party in his home state, Sen. John McCain is getting some support from someone beloved by conservatives – his former running mate, Sarah Palin.

"I consider Senator John McCain an American hero and a friend. He fights to remind our President that the federal government's first priority must be strong defense of our homeland," wrote Palin Monday night on her Facebook page, adding that "he fights against big-spending colleagues who don't prioritize for our military's needs."


Filed under: 2008 Election • 2016 • Arizona • John McCcain • Sarah Palin
On the Trail: October 3, 2012
October 3rd, 2012
07:00 AM ET
10 years ago

On the Trail: October 3, 2012

(CNN) - On the day of the first presidential debate between Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama, both candidates are off the trail in preparation mode. Some of their surrogates, however, will hit the road to stump. Bill Clinton will deliver remarks in New Hampshire, while John McCain holds a rally in Florida.

See the full schedule after the jump.

Filed under: Bill Clinton • John McCcain • Marco Rubio • Michelle Obama • On the Trail
Obama signals willingness to arm Libyan rebels
March 29th, 2011
08:45 PM ET
12 years ago

Obama signals willingness to arm Libyan rebels

(CNN) - On a day when opposition forces in Libya suffered battlefield losses, President Barack Obama made clear in interviews Tuesday with the three major U.S. television networks that he was open to arming the rebel fighters.

"I'm not ruling it out, but I'm also not ruling it in," Obama told NBC in one of the separate interviews he gave the day after a nationally televised speech on the Libya situation.


Filed under: GOP • John McCcain • President Obama
McCain sounds off on lame duck issues
December 16th, 2010
09:08 PM ET
12 years ago

McCain sounds off on lame duck issues

(CNN) - Republican Arizona Sen. John McCain sounded off on issues being debated in the lame duck Congressional session during an interview with CNN Chief National Correspondent John King Thursday night.

Appearing on CNN's John King, USA Thursday night, McCain had choice words for fellow members of his party that plan to vote in favor of the spending bill that contains Republican earmarks. Calling the bill a "monstrosity and atrocity" Mccain stated, "It is a bipartisan plague, and we have Republican senators who may vote in favor of this atrocity.

September 17th, 2010
01:39 PM ET
12 years ago

Lady Gaga calls on senators 'to do your job'

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption=" Pop singer Lady Gaga took to the web Friday, telling Congress 'to do your job'."]

Pop singer Lady Gaga took to the web Friday, telling Congress "to do your job" - calling specifically on Sens. John McCain, Mitch McConnell, James Inhoffe, and Jeff Sessions to vote on the defense authorization bill, which includes authorization to repeal 'don't ask, don't tell' after a Pentagon review. Republicans have been blocking the bill from reaching the Senate floor. 'Don't ask, don't tell', is the law that was created in 1993 and bans openly gay, lesbian and bisexual people from serving in the military.

In the almost 8-minute video posted on her website, the artist asks her fans to call their representatives and let their voice be heard: "Our fight is a continuum of the ever present equal rights movement, everyday we fight to abolish laws that harbor hatred and discrimination against all people, laws that infringe on our civil liberties," she says.

The singer, who in recent days has taken to her twitter account engaging Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to schedule a vote to repeal 'don't ask, don't tell," asks the senators these questions: "Senators when you are sending our men and women into war, sending our wives, husbands, sons, and daughters into combat, will you honor their service? Will you support repealing this law on Tuesday and pledge to them that no American's life is more valuable than another?"


August 20th, 2010
01:35 PM ET
12 years ago

Study: McCain is a social media 'genius'

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="McCain's 'genius' level digital IQ is is derived from a combination of metrics culled from his activity on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, political blogs and his own congressional website."]
(CNN) – At nearly 74 years old, Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, might not be the first person to come to mind when you're asked to name a social media "genius." But according to a new joint study, he is just that–the U.S. senator most adept at using social media.

New York University professor Scott Galloway and George Washington University School of Business dean Doug Guthrie ranked all 100 U.S. senators based on what they call the lawmakers' "digital IQ." The score is derived from a combination of metrics culled from each senator's activity on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, political blogs and their own congressional website.

Republican Sens. Jim DeMint and Scott Brown took a close second and third behind McCain, with Sen. Al Franken–the Senate's most social media-savvy Democrat–coming in at number four.

Filed under: John McCcain • Popular Posts • Senate • Social Media • Social Networking
August 16th, 2010
12:41 PM ET
12 years ago

McCain goes positive in latest ad

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption =" Sen. John McCain's campaign has released a new, more positive ad."]

(CNN) - After months of negative, hard-hitting ads aimed at Tea Party-backed opponent and former Arizona Rep. J.D. Hayworth, Sen. John McCain's campaign has released a new, more positive spot called 'Vital.'

The minute-long ad makes no mention of Hayworth, but focuses instead on McCain's character and major issues such as border security and the economy.

"I can't think of a time in my life when we had bigger more vital issues at stake than today." McCain says, "The rebuilding of our economy, the security of our nation, our border, and the safety of every citizen in Arizona."


Filed under: 2010 • Arizona • J.D. Hayworth • John McCcain
August 2nd, 2010
07:28 PM ET
13 years ago

McCain to lift hold on confirmation of intel chief

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption =" Sen. John McCain put a ‘hold’ on the confirmation of James Clapper to be the Director of National Intelligence."]

Washington (CNN) - Sen. John McCain said Monday he would lift a "hold" on the confirmation of James Clapper to be the Director of National Intelligence if he receives a report he's requested for the past 18 months.

Brooke Buchanan, McCain's spokeswoman, had said earlier in the day that the Arizona Republican would hold up a Senate vote on Clapper because he never received the report.

Later in the day, McCain said he received assurances he would get the report "tonight or tomorrow," and that once he gets it, he will lift his hold. McCain also said he was likely to vote for Clapper's confirmation.

"As an ex officio member of the intelligence committee and senior Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, I expect when people look me in the eye and say, 'I'll get a report over to you,' that it comes over," McCain said. "That's what I really care about. Congressional oversight."

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Filed under: Intelligence • issues • James Clapper • John McCcain
July 16th, 2010
07:37 AM ET
13 years ago

McCain debates other candidates as Senate race heats up

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption ="Sen. John McCain will square off in a debate against his opponents Friday night."](CNN) - John McCain will continue the fight to retain his Senate seat Friday as he debates his competitors in Arizona.

McCain will square off against former Rep. J.D. Hayworth and Tea Party activist Jim Deakin in a debate at 7 p.m (10 p.m. ET) at the studio of CNN-affiliate KTVK in Phoenix.

The three are vying for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate seat. The primary is scheduled for August 24.

McCain is widely ahead of his two challengers, according to a poll released this week.

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Filed under: 2010 • Arizona • John McCcain
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