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Arizona Senator John McCain dead after battle with brain cancer

Republican U.S. Senator John McCain of Arizona, a former prisoner of war in Vietnam who ran unsuccessfully for president in 2008, died on Saturday at age 81, according to a statement from his office.

Rep. Barbara Lee condemns U.S. escalation without debate in Syria

Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), the only member of Congress to vote against the war in Afghanistan, responded to the latest escalation in Syria by warning against mission creep in the fight against Islamic State militants and calling for Congressional debate.

A Rubik’s cube with no solution: The debate over Syria Special

Washington - At the end of September Russia launched its first air strikes against rebel positions in Syria. Did the show of force mean that Putin had outmaneuvered Obama once again or was it a desperate move to shore up the crumbling regime of Bashir Assad?

Protesters call Kissinger war criminal in hearing, McCain fumes

With Arizona Senator John McCain rushing to his defense and calling the protesters "low life scum," former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger was denounced in a public hearing by protesters seeking his arrest, calling him a "war criminal."

Op-Ed: McCain backs mass-murderer Kissinger, calls protesters 'scum'

Washington - Who is a "low-life scum," a man who green-lighted a genocide in which a third of a nation's population was slaughtered, or protesters who get in his face for that, and other crimes against humanity?

Republican hawks plan new U.S. intervention agenda

Washington - The Republican takeover of the U.S. Senate and increased representation in the House will strengthen the role of war hawks in Congress and bring in many newcomers who also approve a more aggressive war plan for the U.S.

Op-Ed: McCain, Graham assert Iraqi militants 'direct threat' to U.S.

Washington, D. C. - Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham are one when it comes to President Barack Obama's foreign policy. It seems McCain owes Graham a Coke for saying the exact same thing at the exact same time, but on a different Sunday news talk show.

Op-Ed: McCain claims Iraq War would not have happened had he won in 2000

Washington, D. C. - Senator John McCain lost to President Barack Obama in 2008, running in the shadow of former President George W. Bush's Iraq War. For the record, McCain wants American people to know if he had defeated Bush in 2000, there would have not been an Iraq War.

Senator John McCain condemns Egypt's imprisonment of journalists

Cairo - United States Republican Senator John McCain has condemned the Egyptian government's imprisonment of five Al Jazeera journalists. He said that their detention is "a clear violation" of their human rights and of freedom of the press.

McCain: Glitches in roll-out of Obamacare enrollment a 'fiasco'

Appearing on CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday, Senator John McCain (R-AZ) characterized the rollout of the Obamacare enrollment process as a "fiasco."

Op-Ed: An alternative American letter to Vladimir Putin

In the fallout from Russian President Vladimir Putin's open letter to Americans and U.S. Senator John McCain's response, I would like to offer an alternative letter to President Putin.

McCain offers blistering retort to Putin in Pravda Op-Ed piece

In an unusually public exchange between senior Russian and American government leaders, Senator John McCain (R-AZ) appeared in Pravda in an open letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Op-Ed: Obama gains support from senior Congress leaders

Washington - Some senior members from both parties said that they would support Obama's motion for a strike against Syria for Assad's alleged chemical weapons' attack in the suburbs of Damascus.

Op-Ed: Obama flying high with the hawks McCain and Graham

Washington - Obama has for some time talked as if his strike against Syria would be limited, that it was not intended to produce regime change and would not draw the US further into the civil war.

John McCain: U.S. has lost 'credibility' in Egypt, faults Obama

Senator John McCain said the United States has “no credibility” in the Middle East thanks to the Obama administration's refusal to cut off U.S. aid to Egypt which the Arizona Republican voted last month to continue to send.

Op-Ed: To Win the White House, Republicans Can't Act Like Democrats

If the Republicans want to win the White House in 2016, they have to do one thing: quit acting like Democrats. One would think losing in 1992, 2008 and 2012 would teach a lesson. If it has, the party apparently hasn't learned.

John McCain calls for an end to U.S. aid to Egypt

U.S. Republican Senator John McCain has called on the U.S. government to end it's foreign aid supply to Egypt after the militaries removal of President Morsi.

Red line crossed: Syria has used chemical weapons in civil war

Washington - An internal memo circulating in Washington alleges that the Syrian regime has used chemical weapons in its civil war with rebels. An estimated 100 to 150 people have have died from detected chemical weapons attacks in Syria to date.

Op-Ed: Why Rand Paul was not being 'ridiculous' about drones, Mr. McCain

Americans responded overwhelmingly to the first major push-back by a US senator against the gradual overturn of the Bill of Rights since 9/11. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) was joined by Senator Ron Wyden, a Democrat from Oregon, in an historic filibuster.

Review: ‘Game Change’ is a political eye-opener Special

‘Game Change’ is the behind-the-scenes story of Sarah Palin's campaign for vice-president of the United States – one Conservatives probably would have preferred remained secret.

John McCain agrees with critics: Susan Rice 'not the problem'

After weeks of attacks on U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice as the possible nominee for the next secretary of state, Sen. John McCain admitted Sunday that Rice was "not the problem" in the White House's handling of the Sept. 11 attack in Libya.

John McCain to CNN: ‘Who the hell are you?’

Washington - Sen. John McCain was incredibly agitated Thursday when a CNN correspondent asked why he missed a classified security briefing on Benghazi.

Sen. John McCain spoke at Veterans Day celebration in NWA Special

Bentonville - Vietnam veteran Senator John McCain was in Northwest Arkansas to deliver remarks at an event honoring past and present members of the United States military.

Mitt Romney’s 5-point plan is the same as McCain's plan in 2008

If Mitt Romney's 5-point plan for fixing the current economy crisis looks familiar to you that's because it recycles — nearly word for word — from the same playbook as John McCain in 2008 and George W. Bush in 2004.

Is Mitt Romney aided by fishy Gallup polls, like McCain in 2008?

Back in 2008, Gallup polls got wrong the size of a lead John McCain had in the election and now may be doing the same for Mitt Romney in 2012. The polling firm has Romney up by 7, the only polling firm to have him anywhere near such a lead.

John McCain calls 'Citizens United' ruling 'worst decision ever'

Oxford - Speaking before an audience of British university students, US Sen. John McCain slammed a Supreme Court decision in which the justices ruled that money is free speech and corporations are people entitled to spend unlimited amounts influencing elections.

Op-Ed: US Senators call for military aid for Syrian rebels

Three prominent U.S. senators have called for the American government to openly provide direct military aid to Syrian rebels fighting to oust the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.

Former V.P. Dick Cheney says Sarah Palin a 'mistake' in 2008

The former U.S. Vice-President Dick Cheney, a man still involved in American politics, said on Sunday that John McCain enlisting Sarah Palin as a running mate in 2008 was a "mistake." He said while he knows and likes her, she lacked experience.

McCain slams Bachmann for anti-Muslim attack on Clinton staffer

Washington - Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) slammed Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) for "specious and degrading attacks" on Huma Abedin, Hillary Clinton's deputy chief of staff, who Bachmann accused of infiltrating the US government on behalf of radical Islamists.

John McCain says Sarah Palin a better candidate than Mitt Romney

Washington - Along with calls for him to release more tax returns - some from his own party - and the pursuit of his record at his outsourcing company, Bain Capital, Mitt Romney now has a remark of John McCain's to contend with. It involves Sarah Palin.
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