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John McCain


Incumbent
Assumed office 
January 3, 1987
Serving with Jon Kyl
Preceded by Barry Goldwater

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Arizona's 1st district
In office
January 3, 1983 – January 3, 1987
Preceded by John Jacob Rhodes Jr.
Succeeded by John Jacob Rhodes III

In office
January 3, 1995 – January 3, 1997
January 3, 2005 – January 3, 2007
Preceded by Daniel Inouye (1995)
Ben Nighthorse Campbell (2005)
Succeeded by Ben Nighthorse Campbell (1997)
Byron Dorgan (2007)

In office
January 3, 1997 – June 6, 2001
January 3, 2005 – January 3, 2007
Preceded by Larry Pressler (1997)
Ernest Hollings (2003)
Succeeded by Ernest Hollings (1997)
Ted Stevens (2005)

Born August 29, 1936 (1936-08-29) (age 73)
Coco Solo Naval Air Station, Panama Canal Zone
Birth name John Sidney McCain III
Nationality American
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Carol Shepp (m. 1965, div. 1980)
Cindy Lou Hensley (m. 1980)
Children Douglas (b. 1959, adopted 1966),
Andrew (b. 1962, adopted 1966),
Sidney (b. 1966),
Meghan (b. 1984),
John Sidney IV "Jack" (b. 1986),
James "Jimmy" (b. 1988),
Bridget (b. 1991, adopted 1993)
Residence Phoenix, Arizona
Alma mater United States Naval Academy
Profession Naval aviator, Politician
Religion Baptist congregant
(Brought up Episcopalian)[1]
Signature
Website U.S. Senator John McCain: Arizona
Military service
Service/branch United States Navy
Years of service 1958 – 1981
Rank Captain
Battles/wars Vietnam War
This article is part of the series
In 1951 at left, with mother Roberta, brother Joe, and father John S. McCain, Jr.
In 1954 at the Naval Academy
.John Sidney McCain III (born August 29, 1936) is the senior United States Senator from Arizona.^ John McCain hates seniors .
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^ "U.S. Senator John McCain's presidential campaign today announced that John McCain will cancel his town hall meeting and media availability in Pipersville, Pennsylvania on Friday, May 30th."
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^ John McCain is delivering some straight talk -- really, he said it -- in Sun City, Arizona right now on the issue of healthcare reform.
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.He was the Republican nominee for president in the 2008 United States election.^ Source: ABC News: 2008 election interview with Charlie Gibson Sep 3, 2008 Since 1998, championed policy of rogue-state rollback .
  • John McCain on War & Peace 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.ontheissues.org [Source type: Original source]

^ With campaign radio ads billing the five-term Republican senator as "Arizona's last line of defense,'' the GOP's nominee for president in 2008 is attempting to bolster his 2010 campaign for reelection to the Senate with a slam at the president.
  • McCain vs. Obama's 'Left-wing crusade': The Swamp 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.swamppolitics.com [Source type: General]

^ Make no mistake, it will not surprize God as to who ends up President of the United States (or senator, or congress, or the judicial system) But God is leaving that choice to us!
  • Strang Report: We Endorse John McCain 11 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.strangreport.com [Source type: Original source]

McCain followed his father and grandfather, both four-star admirals, into the United States Navy, graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1958. He became a naval aviator, flying ground-attack aircraft from aircraft carriers. .During the Vietnam War, he nearly lost his life in the 1967 USS Forrestal fire.^ He is a true american hero; during the Vietnam war and in the senate.
  • McCain vs. Obama's 'Left-wing crusade': The Swamp 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.swamppolitics.com [Source type: General]

^ ABC shows an introduction by Senator John McCain (R-AZ), a prisoner of war during Vietnam.

.In October 1967, while on a bombing mission over Hanoi, he was shot down, badly injured, and captured by the North Vietnamese.^ McCain crashed five planes; was shot own on a mission to bomb innocent men, women and children in Vietnam.
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^ It is also a fact that, in 1967, Lieutenant Commander John McCain was shot out of the sky while dropping bombs on North Vietnamese civilians.
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^ "During a combat mission over Vietnam, John McCain was shot down and severely injured.

.He was a prisoner of war until 1973. McCain experienced episodes of torture, and refused an out-of-sequence early repatriation offer.^ Between the ad and his biography-focused campaign swing, McCain is setting out to define himself (as an experienced, patriotic war hero) before his opponent has the chance to.

^ Reviving an ad strategy not employed since July, John McCain 's latest ad out Friday, " Freedom " (subscription) , features images of a young McCain as a soldier -- and a prisoner of war -- to assert his own patriotism and fortitude.

^ Cheney, with CIA Director Porter Goss in tow, asks McCain to exempt CIA officials from the anti-torture amendment at the discretion of the president; McCain refuses.

His war wounds left him with lifelong physical limitations.
He retired from the Navy as a captain in 1981, moved to Arizona, and entered politics. .Elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1982, he served two terms, and was then elected to the U.S. Senate in 1986, winning re-election easily in 1992, 1998, and 2004. While generally adhering to conservative principles, McCain at times has had a media reputation as a "maverick" for his willingness to disagree with his party on certain issues.^ Member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, 1992-2002; elected House majority leader in 1998.
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^ "U.S. Senator John McCain's presidential campaign today announced that John McCain will cancel his town hall meeting and media availability in Pipersville, Pennsylvania on Friday, May 30th."
  • Daily Kos: ACTION: Searching for John McCain 23 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: General]

^ George Bush had two terms in office, Rowe vs. Wade came and went more than once and the last time I checked its still in place.
  • Strang Report: We Endorse John McCain 11 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.strangreport.com [Source type: Original source]

.After being investigated and largely exonerated in a political influence scandal of the 1980s as a member of the Keating Five, he made campaign finance reform one of his signature concerns, which eventually led to the passage of the McCain-Feingold Act in 2002. He is also known for his work towards restoring diplomatic relations with Vietnam in the 1990s, and for his belief that the war in Iraq should be fought to a successful conclusion.^ "Has the war in Iraq made America safer?"
  • John McCain (R) - 2008 Election - ProCon.org 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC 2008election.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

^ (May 2002) Iraq War .
  • John McCain on the Issues 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.ontheissues.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ (Mar 2008) Keating scandal made McCain averse to partisanship.
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.McCain has chaired the Senate Commerce Committee, has opposed spending that he considered to be pork barrel, and played a key role in alleviating a crisis over judicial nominations.^ (Oct 2007) Veto pork barrel; focus transportation spending on repairs.
  • John McCain on the Issues 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.ontheissues.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ (Sep 2007) Skilled chair of Senate Commerce Committee since 1997.
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^ (S. 869, Vote 259, 11/20/91) McCain Opposed Increasing Spending on TRICARE and Giving Greater Access to National Guard and Reservists.
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.McCain ran for the Republican presidential nomination in 2000, but lost a heated primary contest to George W. Bush.^ McCain got his own head-knocking in the 2008 presidential election, and now he could be facing a party primary contest from a former Republican congressman, J.D. Hayworth, who is an outspoken critic of immigration reform -- an issue which McCain has championed in the Senate, and an issue on which McCain, Obama and some of the Senate's leading Democrats happen to agree.
  • McCain vs. Obama's 'Left-wing crusade': The Swamp 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.swamppolitics.com [Source type: General]

^ If John McCain is ultimately voted in and he messes up the country in the same manner as George Bush, then what is your endorsement worth?
  • Strang Report: We Endorse John McCain 11 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.strangreport.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In a previous election, when George Bush's people accused McCain of fathering an illegitimate black child, would you consider that nitpicking for him to have addressed it forcefully?
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.He secured the nomination in 2008 after coming back from early reversals, but lost to Democratic candidate Barack Obama in the general election.^ Barack Obama for President in 2008 (Pool) .
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^ Barack Obama, April 2, 2008 .
  • Burning McCain campaign sign lands men in hot water 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.thebeenews.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Barack Obama accept the Democratic nomination.
  • John McCain - mediabistro.com: jobs, classes, community and news for media professionals 11 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.mediabistro.com [Source type: General]

Contents

Early life and military career, 1936–1981

Formative years and education

John McCain was born on August 29, 1936 at Coco Solo Naval Air Station in the Panama Canal Zone, to naval officer John S. McCain, Jr. (1911–1981) and Roberta (Wright) McCain (b. 1912).[2] At that time, the Panama Canal was under U.S. control.[3]
McCain's family tree includes Scots-Irish and English ancestors.[4] His father and his paternal grandfather, John S. McCain, Sr., both became four-star United States Navy admirals.[5] .His family, including his older sister Sandy and younger brother Joe,[2] followed his father to various naval postings in the United States and the Pacific.^ It has also been disclosed the Congress in Alaska is looking into claims she fired a senior state employee because he refused to dismiss her brother-in-law, who had separated from her sister.
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^ National War College, 1973-1974 BS, United States Naval Academy, 1958 .
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[6] Altogether, he attended about 20 schools.[7]
In 1951, the family settled in Northern Virginia, and McCain attended Episcopal High School, a private preparatory boarding school in Alexandria.[8] He excelled at wrestling and graduated in 1954.[9]
.Following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather, McCain entered the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis.^ McCain supports the ongoing invasion and occupation of the United States by Mexico.
  • McCain vs. Obama's 'Left-wing crusade': The Swamp 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.swamppolitics.com [Source type: General]

^ I’ve read McCain was a party animal at Naval Academy and finished 5th from the bottom in his class.
  • Mellencamp Asks McCain to Stop Using Tunes : Rolling Stone : Rock and Roll Daily 23 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.rollingstone.com [Source type: General]

^ In the ad, Bensley notes that McCain himself received a free education from the Naval Academy.

.There, he was a friend and informal leader for many of his classmates,[10] and sometimes stood up for targets of bullying.^ I simply believe there are many other black leaders who would be a better choice for the job - because of their moral and conservative beliefs.
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^ If we reap what we sow.....Why are there no American leaders from any side standing up for the truth?
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[5] He also became a lightweight boxer.[11] .McCain came into conflict with higher-ranking personnel, he did not always obey the rules, and that contributed to a low class rank (894 of 899), despite a high IQ.^ But McCains expression of no confidence came in December 2004--well into the Iraq war.
  • John McCain on War & Peace 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.ontheissues.org [Source type: Original source]

^ McCain finished 894th in a class of 899 students.
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[10][12] .He did well in academic subjects that interested him, such as literature and history, but studied only enough to pass subjects he struggled with, such as mathematics.^ Palin was the ONLY good thing you ever did...but not enough.
  • McCain vs. Obama's 'Left-wing crusade': The Swamp 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.swamppolitics.com [Source type: General]

^ Instead hes a RINO that leans to the right on occasion, and only then when when people scream at him enough.
  • John McCain’s Progressive Model [Karl] 23 January 2010 1:01 UTC proteinwisdom.com [Source type: Original source]

[5][13] McCain graduated in 1958.[10]

Naval training, first marriage, and Vietnam assignment

.John McCain's early military career began when he was commissioned an ensign and started two and a half years of training at Pensacola to become a naval aviator.^ John McCain is 72 years old.

^ Posted September 12, 2008 For two weeks since Sarah Palin was nominated as John McCain's running mate - there has been a media black out.
  • John McCain - mediabistro.com: jobs, classes, community and news for media professionals 11 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.mediabistro.com [Source type: General]

^ While his two Democratic opponents have talked mostly about the struggling economy in their recent paid media, John McCain continues to focus on health care, releasing his second ad on the subject in a week.

[14] While there, he earned a reputation as a partying man.[7] .He completed flight school in 1960, and became a naval pilot of ground-attack aircraft, assigned to A-1 Skyraider squadrons[15] aboard the aircraft carriers USS Intrepid and USS Enterprise[16] in the Caribbean and Mediterranean Seas.^ Additionally, the naval group spearheaded by the aircraft carrier USS Stennis will shortly be en route to the Persian Gulf.

^ Senator John McCain (R-AZ), speaking before US troops on the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt in the Arabian Sea, shouts out, “Next stop, Baghdad!” [ New York Times, 8/16/2008 ] .

[17] .McCain began as a sub-par flier[17] who was at times careless and reckless;[18] during the early-to-mid 1960s, the planes he was flying crashed twice and once collided with power lines, but he received no major injuries.^ McCain is a washed up old man who's time is over.
  • McCain vs. Obama's 'Left-wing crusade': The Swamp 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.swamppolitics.com [Source type: General]

^ I read that some who support the Democrats forget that our Republican President at this time has had a majority Democratic Congress these last several years.
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^ McCain crashed five planes; was shot own on a mission to bomb innocent men, women and children in Vietnam.
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[18] .His aviation skills improved over time,[17] and he was seen as a good pilot, albeit one who tended to "push the envelope" in his flying.^ We;re the ones who make them look good, after all!
  • Mellencamp Asks McCain to Stop Using Tunes : Rolling Stone : Rock and Roll Daily 23 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.rollingstone.com [Source type: General]

^ That's the good thing about America, but this time around, there are a few Christians who will not allow the republican party to use us as pawns in their political game.
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^ I am Christian who loves the Lord, but what I have seen in the last 3 Presidential elections, including this one is hypocrisy in Christendom.
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[18]
On July 3, 1965, McCain married Carol Shepp, a model originally from Philadelphia.[19] .McCain adopted her two young children Douglas and Andrew.^ Spokesman Bill Burton called it "shameful and downright perverse for the McCain campaign to use a bill that was written to protect young children from sexual predators as a recycled and discredited political attack against a father of two young girls."

[16][20] He and Carol then had a daughter named Sidney.[21][22]
.McCain requested a combat assignment,[23] and was assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Forrestal flying A-4 Skyhawks.^ Additionally, the naval group spearheaded by the aircraft carrier USS Stennis will shortly be en route to the Persian Gulf.

^ Senator John McCain (R-AZ), speaking before US troops on the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt in the Arabian Sea, shouts out, “Next stop, Baghdad!” [ New York Times, 8/16/2008 ] .

[24] .His combat duty began when he was 30 years old, in mid-1967, when Forrestal was assigned to a bombing campaign, Operation Rolling Thunder, during the Vietnam War.^ "During a combat mission over Vietnam, John McCain was shot down and severely injured.

^ I find it interesting that Project Phoenix the only successful operation in the whole Vietnam war has been used again in Iraq.
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^ He is a true american hero; during the Vietnam war and in the senate.
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[19][25] .McCain and his fellow pilots became frustrated by micromanagement from Washington, and he would later write that "In all candor, we thought our civilian commanders were complete idiots who didn't have the least notion of what it took to win the war."^ Q: What would you need, as commander in chief, to win the war in Iraq?
  • John McCain on War & Peace 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.ontheissues.org [Source type: Original source]

^ You bleeding heart, blind liberals who don't like McCain best at least listen to his preaching on Obama's intent.
  • McCain vs. Obama's 'Left-wing crusade': The Swamp 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.swamppolitics.com [Source type: General]

^ McCain's the one who didn't fight for his own family - though we are to believe he'll fight for us?
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[25][26]
.On July 29, 1967 McCain, by then a lieutenant commander, was near the center of the Forrestal fire.^ It is also a fact that, in 1967, Lieutenant Commander John McCain was shot out of the sky while dropping bombs on North Vietnamese civilians.
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.He escaped from his burning jet and was trying to help another pilot escape when a bomb exploded;[27] McCain was struck in the legs and chest by fragments.^ Obama is no more a radical than McCain, and these morons that burned the signs speak no more for Obama than the morons speak for McCain that hang effigies of Obama and/or try to link "Osama" to "Obama."
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[28] The ensuing fire killed 134 sailors and took 24 hours to control.[29][30] .With the Forrestal out of commission, McCain volunteered for assignment with the USS Oriskany, another aircraft carrier employed in Operation Rolling Thunder.^ April 28, 2008: Presidential Candidates Clinton and Obama Come Out against Pentagon Propaganda Operation; Candidate McCain Silent .

^ "We can’t afford another president who’s this out of touch," he says, as a photo of McCain and President Bush fills the screen.

^ In an effort to remind Oregonians that there's another candidate in the race, John McCain will today reach out to the Beaver State with his first TV spot there.

[31] .Once there, he would be awarded the Navy Commendation Medal and the Bronze Star for missions flown over North Vietnam.^ You see, the principle in North Vietnam prison was FIFO (first in, first out), so if he had leapfrogged prisoners who were there before him, it would've left no doubt that he had rewarded for collaborating with the "enemy."
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^ It's sad that a few months ago, Steve Strang awarded a gold medal to McCain and a bronze medal to Obama.
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^ As filmmaker Michael Moore has said, “McCain flew 23 bombing missions over North Vietnam in a campaign called Operation Rolling Thunder.
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[32]

Prisoner of war

.John McCain's capture and subsequent imprisonment began on October 26, 1967. He was flying his 23rd bombing mission over North Vietnam when his A-4E Skyhawk was shot down by a missile over Hanoi.^ John McCain: Shot down.

^ "During a combat mission over Vietnam, John McCain was shot down and severely injured.

^ Now, stick with me here and see if you can imagine this: It's 1967 in North Vietnam.
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[33][34] McCain fractured both arms and a leg ejecting from the aircraft,[35] and nearly drowned when he parachuted into Truc Bach Lake.[33] Some North Vietnamese pulled him ashore, then others crushed his shoulder with a rifle butt and bayoneted him.[33] McCain was then transported to Hanoi's main Hoa Lo Prison, nicknamed the "Hanoi Hilton".[34]
.Although McCain was badly wounded, his captors refused to treat his injuries, beating and interrogating him to get information; he was given medical care only when the North Vietnamese discovered that his father was a top admiral.^ I bombed their cities, towns and villages and caused more injury and death for the Vietnamese people.”10 “The Vietnamese Communists called him the Songbird,” Jack McLamb says.
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^ McCain is angry Obama beat him to the puch...Democrats & republicans are one in the same, they just put on a dog & pony show for the American people.
  • McCain vs. Obama's 'Left-wing crusade': The Swamp 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.swamppolitics.com [Source type: General]

^ Well, McCain outlasted some Viet bxstxrd interrogators and torturers far better than I likely could have done, so I honor him without reservation.
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[36] His status as a prisoner of war (POW) made the front pages of major newspapers.[37][38]
.McCain spent six weeks in the hospital while receiving marginal care.^ Of the 15 battleground states where McCain bought ads last week, he spent more money only in Ohio and Pennsylvania.

^ According to a new report [PDF] by the Wisconsin Advertising Project, McCain and the RNC spent almost $1.5 million in the Sunshine State for the week of Oct.

[33] .By then having lost 50 pounds (23 kg), in a chest cast, and with his hair turned white,[33] McCain was sent to a different camp on the outskirts of Hanoi[39] in December 1967, into a cell with two other Americans who did not expect him to live a week.^ I urge all Americans who supported me to join me in not just congratulating him but offering our next president our goodwill and earnest effort...
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^ But McCains expression of no confidence came in December 2004--well into the Iraq war.
  • John McCain on War & Peace 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.ontheissues.org [Source type: Original source]

^ I believe this issue alone will cause many Americans who would otherwise vote for a likeable candidate such as Obama to vote against him.
  • Strang Report: We Endorse John McCain 11 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.strangreport.com [Source type: Original source]

[40] .In March 1968, McCain was put into solitary confinement, where he would remain for two years.^ Two days after Obama came out with " Dos Caras ," McCain countered with " Obama-Chavez " (subscription) , which juxtaposes footage of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez denouncing the U.S. with Obama's comments last year that he would meet with Chavez soon after becoming president.

^ McCain's advisers have indicated that they hope to put Oregon into play in the general election.

^ I live in the Portland area, and despite being a supporter, there is no way I would ever put a McCain sign at my house or a sticker on my car.
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[41]
McCain being pulled from Truc Bach Lake in Hanoi[42] on October 26, 1967
In mid-1968, John S. McCain, Jr. was named commander of all U.S. forces in the Vietnam theater, and the North Vietnamese offered McCain early release[43] because they wanted to appear merciful for propaganda purposes,[44] and also to show other POWs that elite prisoners were willing to be treated preferentially.[43] .McCain turned down the offer; he would only accept repatriation if every man taken in before him was released as well.^ McCain voted against the bill, which would restrict the CIA to using only the 19 interrogation techniques listed in the Army field manual.
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^ What it boils down to is that Mellencamp *CAN* tell McCain that he can’t play his music, simply by telling him that he doesn’t have the right to publicly perform it.
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^ The evangencial are white people and MCCain stated exactly what you wanted to hear from him to avoid your feeling guilty for not voting for a Black man for president.
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.Such early release was prohibited by the POW's interpretation of the military Code of Conduct: To prevent the enemy from using prisoners for propaganda, officers were to agree to be released in the order in which they were captured.^ If he fell into captivity, he was bound by the Military Code of Conduct not to answer questions or make any oral or written statements disloyal or harmful to the U.S. To do so was considered collaborating with the enemy, and meant yet another mighty swipe from Jehovah.
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^ Bush asks McCain to alter the language of the amendment so that US intelligence officers, if charged with war crimes due to their abuse of a prisoner, can offer a defense that a “reasonable” person could conclude they were following a lawful order.

^ More importantly, they are not just explaining military minutiae, but telling viewers how to interpret events.

[33]
In August 1968, a program of severe torture began on McCain.[45] .He was subjected to rope bindings and repeated beatings every two hours, at the same time as he was suffering from dysentery.^ I am a pro life and anti-homosexual christian, but I am sick and tire of the so-called christian evangelical comes out every four years with the same two issues.
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^ The Atlantic Monthly’s Marc Ambinder calls it “momentary confusion” on McCain’s part, again ignoring the fact that McCain made the same mistake three times in two days.

^ Woke up crying every two hours."
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[33][45] Further injuries led to the beginning of a suicide attempt, stopped by guards.[33] .After four days, McCain made an anti-American propaganda "confession".[33] He has always felt that his statement was dishonorable, but as he later wrote, "I had learned what we all learned over there: Every man has his breaking point.^ For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day.
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^ My McCain lawn sign was ran over once then stolen a couple days later.
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^ If we can continue to show this progress, we could be there for 100 years, for all I know, as long as Americans are not dying.

I had reached mine."[46][47] .Many American POWs were tortured and maltreated in order to extract "confessions" and propaganda statements, with many enduring even longer and worse treatment;[48] virtually all of them eventually yielded something to their captors.^ Declaration of American Values Finally Something is Happening It's going to be a long election season Add Your Blog.com All-Blogs.net directory .
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^ He is young and personable, and his call for change is something that resonates with many Americans.
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^ Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn’t an American at all.
  • John McCain’s Progressive Model [Karl] 23 January 2010 1:01 UTC proteinwisdom.com [Source type: Original source]

[49] .McCain subsequently received two to three beatings weekly because of his continued refusal to sign additional statements.^ Maybe the two guys that burned the McCain sign were just two drunken fools.
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^ What's more, he continues, McCain later received $50,000 from "grateful insurance company executives and their lobbyists who benefit from the tax scheme."

^ The Atlantic Monthly’s Marc Ambinder calls it “momentary confusion” on McCain’s part, again ignoring the fact that McCain made the same mistake three times in two days.

[50]
.McCain refused to meet with various anti-war groups seeking peace in Hanoi, wanting to give neither them nor the North Vietnamese a propaganda victory.^ Click here for 9 older quotations from John McCain on War & Peace.
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^ Like previous McCain ads (subscription) , this one makes use of footage of a young McCain being questioned by his North Vietnamese captors to remind viewers of his time as a prisoner of war.

^ Cheney, with CIA Director Porter Goss in tow, asks McCain to exempt CIA officials from the anti-torture amendment at the discretion of the president; McCain refuses.

[51] .From late 1969 onward, treatment of McCain and many of the other POWs became more tolerable,[52] while McCain continued actively to resist the camp authorities.^ "Christians" willing to continue abortion, including late term, wipe out the state's rights, pass hate speech laws, which would jail many other Christians, for what?
  • Strang Report: We Endorse John McCain 11 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.strangreport.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I think it shows more tolerance in McCain and more divisiveness in Mellencamp.
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^ What's more, he continues, McCain later received $50,000 from "grateful insurance company executives and their lobbyists who benefit from the tax scheme."

[53] .McCain and other prisoners cheered the U.S. "Christmas Bombing" campaign of December 1972, viewing it as a forceful measure to push North Vietnam to terms.^ Someone needs to remind Mellencamp that Senator McCain spend 5 years in North Vietnamese prison camps.
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^ If I'm forced to vote, it would be McCain because of views.
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^ The more people are bullied like this the more people with centrist views are pushed towards McCain.
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[47][54]
.Altogether, McCain was a prisoner of war in North Vietnam for five and a half years.^ "'He's lived through a battle or two, vanquished many a foe,'' a narrator says of the retired Navy pilot and admiral's son who spent five and a half years as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam.
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^ Someone needs to remind Mellencamp that Senator McCain spend 5 years in North Vietnamese prison camps.
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^ The Iraq Hundred Year's War is the most salient McCain fact, IMO. .
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.He was released on March 14, 1973.[55] His wartime injuries left McCain permanently incapable of raising his arms above his head.^ McCain's Medical Records " (subscription) , released by left-leaning groups Democracy For America and Brave New PAC, began airing on MSNBC Thursday.

^ John McCain, U.S. News and World Report, May 14, 1973.
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[56]

Commanding officer, liaison to Senate, and second marriage

McCain giving an interview to the press on April 24, 1973, after his return from Vietnam. Photo by US News and World Report.
.McCain's return to the United States reunited him with his family.^ McCain supports the ongoing invasion and occupation of the United States by Mexico.
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^ The evangencial are white people and MCCain stated exactly what you wanted to hear from him to avoid your feeling guilty for not voting for a Black man for president.
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^ Are we telling the world which is multicutural that a black man doesnot have the ability to be the president of the United States.What drama McCain has brought forth with his Vice Presidential selection.
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His wife Carol had suffered her own crippling ordeal due to an automobile accident in December 1969.[57] McCain became a celebrity of sorts, as a returned POW.[57]
.McCain underwent treatment for his injuries, including months of grueling physical therapy,[58] and attended the National War College at Fort McNair in Washington, D.C. during 1973–1974.[59] Having been rehabilitated, by late 1974, McCain had his flight status reinstated, and in 1976 he became commanding officer of a training squadron stationed in Florida.^ National War College, 1973-1974 BS, United States Naval Academy, 1958 .
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[57][60] He improved the unit's flight readiness and safety records,[61] and won the squadron its first-ever Meritorious Unit Commendation.[60] .During this period in Florida, McCain had extramarital affairs, and the McCains' marriage began to falter, for which he later would accept blame.^ McCain admits lying to Cindy about his age (making himself appear younger) during their extramarital affair.
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^ I wish Juan McCain would have said this stuff during the campaign in 08, he would have done better.
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[62][63]
McCain served as the Navy's liaison to the U.S. Senate beginning in 1977.[64] In retrospect, he has said that this represented his "real entry into the world of politics and the beginning of my second career as a public servant."[57] His key behind-the-scenes role gained congressional financing for a new supercarrier against the wishes of the Carter administration.[58][65]
In April 1979,[58] McCain met Cindy Lou Hensley, a teacher from Phoenix, Arizona, whose father had founded a large beer distributorship.[63] .They began dating, and he urged his wife Carol to grant him a divorce, which she did in February 1980, with the uncontested divorce taking effect in April 1980.[20][58] The settlement included two houses, and financial support for her ongoing medical treatments due to her 1969 car accident; they would remain on good terms.^ That’s more than one 9/11 every single month – for 44 months.” Palin and Thompson did not mention that “one 9/11 every single month” fact – or that the embodiment of Christian character, John McCain, divorced the wife that stood by him while he was a POW after she was crippled in a car accident, in order to marry a trophy wife heiress who stole drugs for two years from a charitable organization of which she was president.
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^ If they were honest about their agenda, how many people do you think would support them??
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^ And they would each support very different candidates for the Supreme Court.
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[63] .McCain and Hensley were married on May 17, 1980, with Senators William Cohen and Gary Hart attending as groomsmen.^ "U.S. Senator John McCain's presidential campaign today announced that John McCain will cancel his town hall meeting and media availability in Pipersville, Pennsylvania on Friday, May 30th."
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^ John McCain may pride himself on bucking his party in the Senate, but when it comes to funding his campaign ads, he certainly doesn't shy away from the GOP. .

^ "Senator McCain Addresses the Oklahoma State Legislature on Government Reform," John McCain's official campaign website, May 21, 2007 .
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[19][63] .McCain’s children did not attend, and several years would pass before they reconciled.^ Now, would any of you question the charges against these 23 year old "boys" if they had thrown a grenade at that sign?
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^ And if you did, it would mean a severe crippling of faith-based organizations and their ability to do things so successfully."
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^ Neither party has a monopoly on this sort of thing, and it would do us all a lot of good if we would stop pretending they did.
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[22][58] .John and Cindy McCain entered into a prenuptial agreement that kept most of her family's assets under her name; they would always keep their finances apart and file separate income tax returns.^ John McCain, on the other hand, stayed because had he left early, everybody would've known why.
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^ At no time did Senator McCain assure our retired military families that he would do everything he could to keep TriCare co-payment and deductible increases low.
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^ John McCain was going to suspend his campaign to return to Washington where the debate on the bailout bill continues.
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[66]
.McCain decided to leave the Navy.^ Source: 2008 first presidential debate, Obama vs. McCain Sep 26, 2008 The next president has to decide how and when to leave Iraq .
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.It was doubtful whether he would ever be promoted to the rank of full admiral, as he had poor annual physicals and had been given no major sea command.^ There was no assurance given that this would not happen again.
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^ We would no doubt be dropping bombs on Iran at this moment if this twisted old man got in office.
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[67] His chances of being promoted to rear admiral were better, but McCain declined that prospect, as he had already made plans to run for Congress and said he could "do more good there."[68][69] McCain retired from the Navy on April 1, 1981[70] as a captain.[32] He was designated as disabled and awarded a disability pension.[71] Upon leaving the military, he moved to Arizona. His 17 military awards and decorations include the Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star and Navy Commendation Medal, for actions before, during, and after his time as a POW.[32]

House and Senate elections and career, 1982–2000

U.S. Congressman

.McCain set his sights on becoming a Congressman because he was interested in current events, was ready for a new challenge, and had developed political ambitions during his time as Senate liaison.^ A: Because its my job to give my best estimate to the American people, no matter what the political calculations may be, as to whats the best in our nations national security interest.
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^ Several times during the two-segment interview with Olbermann, David Letterman showed McCain during various stages of his interview with Katie...
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^ The New York Times will later say that McCain becomes “the leading advocate of taking the American retaliation against al-Qaeda far beyond Afghanistan.

[63][72][73] Living in Phoenix, he went to work for Hensley & Co., his new father-in-law Jim Hensley's large Anheuser-Busch beer distributorship.[63] As Vice President of Public Relations at the distributorship, he gained political support among the local business community, meeting powerful figures such as banker Charles Keating, Jr., real estate developer Fife Symington III and newspaper publisher Darrow "Duke" Tully.[64][74] .In 1982, McCain ran as a Republican for an open seat in Arizona's 1st congressional district.^ Expensive Plans ," an ad released jointly by McCain's camp and the Republican National Committee, opens with the staple celebrity reference and links Obama to "out-of-touch congressional leaders" who have "expensive plans."

^ Maine is one of two states that awards its electoral votes along congressional district lines, and McCain hopes to pick off a vote in the relatively conservative 2nd District.

^ Entity Tags: National Republican Congressional Committee , John Boehner , Republican National Committee , John McCain , Republican Party , Michael Steele .

[75] A newcomer to the state, McCain was hit with charges of being a carpetbagger.[63] McCain responded to a voter making that charge with what a Phoenix Gazette columnist would later describe as "the most devastating response to a potentially troublesome political issue I've ever heard":[63]
Listen, pal. .I spent 22 years in the Navy.^ (Sep 2002) Spent nearly 23 years on active duty in the Navy.
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My father was in the Navy. My grandfather was in the Navy. We in the military service tend to move a lot. .We have to live in all parts of the country, all parts of the world.^ How in the world can we go to war with anyone when we have imported all of their citizens into this country.
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^ Glad I live in a part of the country where we still enjoy the right to free speech.
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^ When this country turns into Haiti, you can yell about McCain all you want, but you get to live in an impoverished, socialist stinkhole.
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.I wish I could have had the luxury, like you, of growing up and living and spending my entire life in a nice place like the First District of Arizona, but I was doing other things.^ Maybe, then, you should grow up.
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^ We need men and women who want to and will work for themselves, and dependence on government is the next thing before you end up being a slave to that government.
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^ You are a man of honor sharing His word and testimonies for many to draw to Christ and others to be motivated to continue to serve the Living God.
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.As a matter of fact, when I think about it now, the place I lived longest in my life was Hanoi.^ McVain is my pet Peeve – same as Hanoi John was in 2004, and Toady Chappaquiddick Kennedy has been most of his life!
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^ Now, I'll be adding these links to my blogroll in both places.
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[63][76]
.With the assistance of local political endorsements, his Washington connections, as well as money that his wife lent to his campaign,[64] McCain won a highly contested primary election.^ McCain economic adviser Phil Gramm , as well as McCain campaign manager Rick Davis .

^ The prolonged Democratic race has given John McCain relative freedom to lay the groundwork for his general election campaign while his opponents are busy bloodying one another.

^ Scrutiny surrounding John McCain 's ties to various lobbyists continues, as nonprofit group Campaign Money Watch launched a TV ad today in conjunction with a complaint to the Federal Election Commission .

[63] He then easily won the general election in the heavily Republican district.[63]
.In 1983, McCain was elected to lead the incoming group of Republican representatives,[63] and was assigned to the House Committee on Interior Affairs.^ Elect any Republican other than McCain.
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^ Republicans have protested that Democrats and outside groups are taking McCain's remarks out of context, but they may have to get used to it.

^ President of Urban Communications Group Ltd., a strategic communications and government affairs firm in Washington, DC. Chairman of the National Council of Black Republicans, 1998-2000.
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Also that year, he opposed creation of a federal Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, but admitted in 2008: "I was wrong and eventually realized that, in time to give full support [in 1990] for a state holiday in Arizona."[77][78]
.McCain's politics at this point were mainly in line with President Ronald Reagan, including support for Reaganomics, and he was active on Indian Affairs bills.^ Staff assistant to President Ronald Reagan.
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^ Press assistant, then assistant press secretary on President Ronald Reagan's 1984 re-election campaign.
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^ In 1987, President Ronald Reagan named him the principal coordinator for Central America in the White House Office of Legislative Affairs.
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[79] .He supported most aspects of the foreign policy of the Reagan administration, including its hardline stance against the Soviet Union and policy towards Central American conflicts, such as backing the Contras in Nicaragua.^ On May 15 campaign manager Rick Davis issued a "campaign conflicts policy" designed to bring to light any conflicts of interest including those related to lobbying.
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^ I believe this issue alone will cause many Americans who would otherwise vote for a likeable candidate such as Obama to vote against him.
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^ [Source: Department of Defense] While detailed plans for the upcoming invasion of Iraq are well underway, the administration realizes that the American people are not strongly behind such an invasion.

[79] .McCain opposed keeping U.S. Marines deployed in Lebanon citing unattainable objectives, and subsequently criticized President Reagan for pulling out the troops too late; in the interim, the 1983 Beirut barracks bombing killed hundreds.^ Proudest moment: opposing Reagan on Lebanon deployment.
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^ The spot pits the Democratic ticket against itself, calling Obama out for voting again troop funding and highlighting Joe Biden 's criticism of that position.

^ Besides criticizing McCain for, among other things, opposing the State Children's Health Insurance Program, "Feeling The Pain" uses file footage of a campaign rally to link McCain to President Bush .

[63][80] .McCain won re-election to the House easily in 1984,[63] and gained a spot on the House Foreign Affairs Committee.^ Press assistant, then assistant press secretary on President Ronald Reagan's 1984 re-election campaign.
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^ McCain voted for an appropriations bill that underfunded the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development by $8.9 billion.
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^ Fourteen years as a foreign policy advisor to members of both the House of Representatives and the Senate including chief of staff of the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations from 1999-2000, the Committee's senior professional staff member for European affairs from 1994-98, and staff member of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs for six years.
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[81] In 1985, he made his first return trip to Vietnam,[82] and also traveled to Chile where he met with its military junta ruler, General Augusto Pinochet.[83][84][85]

Growing family

.In 1984 McCain and his wife Cindy had their first child together, daughter Meghan.^ John McCain is an adulterer, he left the wife of his youth, the mother of his children to marry his now current wife (Cindy MCain.
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^ Barack Obama is taking advantage of Newsweek 's recent report that John McCain and his wife, Cindy , own 13 cars, some of which are not American-made.

^ Obama is far more honest about his youth rebellion with drugs than McCain is about cheating on his first wife and leaving her, even for Cindy McCain.
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.She was followed two years later by son John Sidney McCain IV (known as Jack), and in 1988 by son James (Jimmy).^ John McCain is 72 years old.

^ Posted September 12, 2008 For two weeks since Sarah Palin was nominated as John McCain's running mate - there has been a media black out.
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^ John McCain, on the other hand, stayed because had he left early, everybody would've known why.
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[86] .In 1991, Cindy McCain brought an abandoned three-month old girl needing medical treatment to the U.S. from a Bangladeshi orphanage run by Mother Teresa.^ John McCain is an adulterer, he left the wife of his youth, the mother of his children to marry his now current wife (Cindy MCain.
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^ John McCain 's camp announced today it would run a new spot this Sunday featuring the candidate's mother, Roberta , reminiscing about his birth and upbringing.

^ Also, even though this SEO campaign was abandoned fifteen months ago, it still ranks in the top forty in McCain searches.
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[87] The McCains decided to adopt her, and named her Bridget.[88]

First two terms in U.S. Senate

.McCain's Senate career began in January 1987, after he defeated his Democratic opponent, former state legislator Richard Kimball, by 20 percentage points in the 1986 election.^ Former congressman Hayworth is a Reagan conservative and has polled even with McCain if he were to run for the Senate in the next election.
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^ Began his career as chief legislative counsel for Sen.
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^ While his two Democratic opponents have talked mostly about the struggling economy in their recent paid media, John McCain continues to focus on health care, releasing his second ad on the subject in a week.

[64][89] .McCain succeeded longtime American conservative icon and Arizona fixture Barry Goldwater upon the latter's retirement as United States Senator from Arizona.^ Make no mistake, it will not surprize God as to who ends up President of the United States (or senator, or congress, or the judicial system) But God is leaving that choice to us!
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^ Senator McCain deserves an honorable, long, happy retirement.
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^ McCain supports the ongoing invasion and occupation of the United States by Mexico.
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[89]
McCain meeting President Ronald Reagan with First Lady Nancy Reagan at left, March 1987
.Senator McCain became a member of the Armed Services Committee, with which he had formerly done his Navy liaison work; he also joined the Commerce Committee and the Indian Affairs Committee.^ Senator McCain, you may be a good man and thank you for your military service, but your politics stink.
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^ McCain got some help from the independent expenditure arm of the Republican National Committee this morning, as well.

^ A third, who accessed both Obama’s and Senator John McCain’s (R-AZ) records (see March 21, 2008 ), worked for the Analysis Corporation.

[89] .McCain continued to support the Native American agenda.^ I cannot support any further continuation of American belligerence where there is a credible alternative.
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^ Although, I have been verbally attacked for expressing my support of McCain, I will continue to do so.
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[90] .As first a House member and then a senator – and as a life-long gambler with close ties to the gambling industry[91] – McCain was one of the main authors of the 1988 Indian Gaming Regulatory Act,[92][93] which codified rules regarding Native American gambling enterprises.^ Long story short, Barack is a soddy choice for president, McCain aint perfect neither, but one of them is the real deal.
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^ The South Carolina Republican Party wants viewers in the Twin Cities to know that Barack Obama failed to mention one "home" of John McCain 's in his attacks on the Arizona senator and his multiple houses.

^ McCain was one of eight senators to vote against a bill that provided $47 billion for the Department of Veterans Affairs.
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[94] .McCain was also a strong supporter of the Gramm-Rudman legislation that enforced automatic spending cuts in the case of budget deficits.^ (Jan 2008) Supported Reagan tax cuts because matched by spending cuts.
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^ McCain is doing really well in spite of strong media support for Obama.
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^ An announcer also praises McCain for never requesting an earmark and Palin for vetoing wasteful spending and cutting earmark requests "by hundreds of millions of dollars."

[95]
McCain soon gained national visibility. .He delivered a well-received speech at the 1988 Republican National Convention, was mentioned by the press as a short list vice-presidential running mate for Republican nominee George H. W. Bush, and was named chairman of Veterans for Bush.^ He was setting himself up to become Republican National Committee chairman.
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^ If she's running for the Democratic presidential nomination, she should logically – in the name of opportunism – tilt left, i.e., toward the antiwar camp.
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^ Directed communications for the the Gov. George W. Bush's South Carolina presidential primary campaign in 2000; senior communications advisor to the campaign in the summer and fall of 2000.
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[89][96]
.McCain became enmeshed in a scandal during the 1980s as one of five United States Senators comprising the so-called Keating Five.^ Make no mistake, it will not surprize God as to who ends up President of the United States (or senator, or congress, or the judicial system) But God is leaving that choice to us!
  • Strang Report: We Endorse John McCain 11 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.strangreport.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Even so, I disagree with rightwingprof for reasons I’ve stated repeatedly, and not only with regards to McCain: namely, that it matters how one reaches a position, even if the position happens to be the one with which I agree.
  • John McCain’s Progressive Model [Karl] 23 January 2010 1:01 UTC proteinwisdom.com [Source type: Original source]

^ This is one of the smaller ad buys that the campaign has officially disclosed -- further evidence that McCain is now targeting an ever-smaller list of battleground states he thinks he can win.

[97] Between 1982 and 1987, McCain had received $112,000 in lawful[98] political contributions from Charles .Keating Jr. and his associates at Lincoln Savings and Loan Association, along with trips on Keating's jets[97] that McCain belatedly repaid in 1989.[99] In 1987, McCain was one of the five senators whom Keating contacted in order to prevent the government's seizure of Lincoln, and McCain met twice with federal regulators to discuss the government's investigation of Lincoln.^ (Oct 2007) Keating Five: investigated during 90s Savings & Loan scandal.
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^ This should be a big issue and one of the top things undecideds associate with McCain.
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^ John McCain's moment -- although it was a very great one, and lasted an excruciating five years -- was 40 years ago.
  • McCain vs. Obama's 'Left-wing crusade': The Swamp 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.swamppolitics.com [Source type: General]

[97] In 1999, McCain said: "The appearance of it was wrong. It's a wrong appearance when a group of senators appear in a meeting with a group of regulators, because it conveys the impression of undue and improper influence. And it was the wrong thing to do."[100] .In the end, McCain was cleared by the Senate Ethics Committee of acting improperly or violating any law or Senate rule, but was mildly rebuked for exercising "poor judgment".[98][100] In his 1992 re-election bid, the Keating Five affair was not a major issue,[101] and he won handily, gaining 56 percent of the vote to defeat Democratic community and civil rights activist Claire Sargent and independent former Governor Evan Mecham.^ McCain got his own head-knocking in the 2008 presidential election, and now he could be facing a party primary contest from a former Republican congressman, J.D. Hayworth, who is an outspoken critic of immigration reform -- an issue which McCain has championed in the Senate, and an issue on which McCain, Obama and some of the Senate's leading Democrats happen to agree.
  • McCain vs. Obama's 'Left-wing crusade': The Swamp 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.swamppolitics.com [Source type: General]

^ In the next election, Bush won't be an issue and BO will be history.
  • McCain vs. Obama's 'Left-wing crusade': The Swamp 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.swamppolitics.com [Source type: General]

^ Former congressman Hayworth is a Reagan conservative and has polled even with McCain if he were to run for the Senate in the next election.
  • McCain vs. Obama's 'Left-wing crusade': The Swamp 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.swamppolitics.com [Source type: General]

[102]
The 1992 christening of USS John S. McCain at Bath Iron Works, with his mother Roberta, son Jack, daughter Meghan, and wife Cindy
.McCain developed a reputation for independence during the 1990s.^ During the 1990s, while he served as chairman of the International Republican Institute (IRI), McCain distributed several grants to the Palestinian research center co-founded by...
  • John McCain - mediabistro.com: jobs, classes, community and news for media professionals 11 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.mediabistro.com [Source type: General]

[103] .He took pride in challenging party leadership and establishment forces, becoming difficult to categorize politically.^ He took the position that he did for political reasons to get the far left of his partys support and win the nomination of his party.
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[103]
.As a member of the 1991–1993 Senate Select Committee on POW/MIA Affairs, chaired by Democrat and fellow Vietnam War veteran John Kerry, McCain investigated the Vietnam War POW/MIA issue, to determine the fate of U.S. service personnel listed as missing in action during the Vietnam War.^ He is a true american hero; during the Vietnam war and in the senate.
  • McCain vs. Obama's 'Left-wing crusade': The Swamp 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.swamppolitics.com [Source type: General]

^ John McCain on other issues: .
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^ ABC shows an introduction by Senator John McCain (R-AZ), a prisoner of war during Vietnam.

[104] .The committee's unanimous report stated there was "no compelling evidence that proves that any American remains alive in captivity in Southeast Asia."^ For the past 8 years theres no evidence of that.
  • John McCain’s Progressive Model [Karl] 23 January 2010 1:01 UTC proteinwisdom.com [Source type: Original source]

^ There is absolutely no tangible evidence to the contrary.
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^ One found that although Palin was mayor at the time rape victims were charged, there's no evidence that she explicitly endorsed the practice.

[105] .Helped by McCain's efforts, in 1995 the U.S. normalized diplomatic relations with Vietnam.^ (May 2002) 1993: Led effort to normalize relations with Vietnam.
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^ (May 2002) Voted YES on granting normal trade relations status to Vietnam.
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^ (Sep 2008) 1994: Worked with John Kerry to normalize Vietnam relations.
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[106] .McCain was vilified by some POW/MIA activists who, unlike the Arizona senator, believed large numbers of Americans were still held against their will in Southeast Asia.^ Some military observers believe that the new guidelines are an attempt by the Army to undercut the DTA, and many believe the bill’s sponsor, Senator John McCain (R-AZ) will be unhappy with the addendum.

^ Also remember that the Military Commissions Act includes you and every American as someone who can be held indefinitely until they determine whether or not you are an enemy combatant.
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^ Citing media reports that denounce some attacks the Arizona senator has launched against Obama, an announcer says: "John McCain.

[106][107][108] .Since January 1993, McCain has been Chairman of the International Republican Institute, an organization partly funded by the U.S. Government that supports the emergence of political democracy worldwide.^ I’m a Republican and disagrree with his politics too, but if he doesn’t want McCain using his songs at political rallies I’m ok with that.
  • Mellencamp Asks McCain to Stop Using Tunes : Rolling Stone : Rock and Roll Daily 23 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.rollingstone.com [Source type: General]

^ His repetitions include: January 3, 2008: To a Detroit reporter, McCain says: “We’re still in Kuwait since the first Gulf War.

^ McCain supports democrats more than republicans anyway.
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[109]
.In 1993 and 1994, McCain voted to confirm President Clinton's nominees Stephen Breyer and Ruth Bader Ginsburg whom he considered to be qualified for the U.S. Supreme Court.^ John McCain : The one you want choosing Supreme Court Justices?!
  • Daily Kos: ACTION: Searching for John McCain 23 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: General]

^ That's not reason alone to vote for her—just as John McCain's record as a war hero alone doesn't make him qualified to be president.
  • Strang Report: We Endorse John McCain 11 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.strangreport.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The evangencial are white people and MCCain stated exactly what you wanted to hear from him to avoid your feeling guilty for not voting for a Black man for president.
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.He would later explain that "under our Constitution, it is the president's call to make."^ Our concern as Christians should be not only for voting for President, but also for men and women who would serve our country well - making laws that benefit individuals and placing people in the courts who can interpret God-given laws, not change them.
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^ To me, the choice is clear: Obama's presidency would be a disaster in many ways; McCain's would move our country in the right direction.
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^ Our form of government makes this country exceptional, limited to its proper role outlined in the US Constitution of protecting the guaranteed rights of the individual under the Bill of Rights, and then gets out of the way for prosperity and growth.
  • McCain vs. Obama's 'Left-wing crusade': The Swamp 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.swamppolitics.com [Source type: General]

[110] .McCain had also voted to confirm nominees of Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, including Robert Bork and Clarence Thomas.^ If John McCain is ultimately voted in and he messes up the country in the same manner as George Bush, then what is your endorsement worth?
  • Strang Report: We Endorse John McCain 11 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.strangreport.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In a previous election, when George Bush's people accused McCain of fathering an illegitimate black child, would you consider that nitpicking for him to have addressed it forcefully?
  • So you think you know John McCain, huh? on Flickr - Photo Sharing! 23 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.flickr.com [Source type: General]

^ That's not reason alone to vote for her—just as John McCain's record as a war hero alone doesn't make him qualified to be president.
  • Strang Report: We Endorse John McCain 11 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.strangreport.com [Source type: Original source]

[111]
.McCain attacked what he saw as the corrupting influence of large political contributions – from corporations, labor unions, other organizations, and wealthy individuals – and he made this his signature issue.^ (Dec 1999) Campaign Finance: ban both labor union & corporate donations.
  • John McCain on the Issues 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.ontheissues.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Click here for 12 full quotes on Corporations OR other political leaders on Corporations .
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^ McCain like Obama are what represents the worst of this country and it's corrupt political parties.
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[112] .Starting in 1994, he worked with Democratic Wisconsin Senator Russ Feingold on campaign finance reform; their McCain-Feingold bill attempted to put limits on "soft money".[112] The efforts of McCain and Feingold were opposed by some of the moneyed interests targeted, by incumbents in both parties, by those who felt spending limits impinged on free political speech and might be unconstitutional as well, and by those who wanted to counterbalance the power of what they saw as media bias.^ (Jul 1998) Campaign Finance Reform .
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^ They are both power and money.
  • McCain vs. Obama's 'Left-wing crusade': The Swamp 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.swamppolitics.com [Source type: General]

^ Wade, and restricts free political speech.
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[112][113] .Despite sympathetic coverage in the media, initial versions of the McCain-Feingold Act were filibustered and never came to a vote.^ On McCain's web site, he's asking people to vote which version is their favorite.
  • John McCain - mediabistro.com: jobs, classes, community and news for media professionals 11 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.mediabistro.com [Source type: General]

^ (Aug 1999) Voted YES on favoring 1997 McCain-Feingold overhaul of campaign finance.
  • John McCain on the Issues 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.ontheissues.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Republicans get into trouble by NOT acting like Republicans...Democrats get into trouble by ACTING LIKE Democrats...so, I say "Don't blame me, I voted McCain".
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[114]
.The term "maverick Republican" became a label frequently applied to McCain, and he has also used it himself.^ Republicans have protested that Democrats and outside groups are taking McCain's remarks out of context, but they may have to get used to it.

^ I’m a Republican and disagrree with his politics too, but if he doesn’t want McCain using his songs at political rallies I’m ok with that.
  • Mellencamp Asks McCain to Stop Using Tunes : Rolling Stone : Rock and Roll Daily 23 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.rollingstone.com [Source type: General]

^ While McCain's campaign has sought to paint the GOP nominee as a "maverick" for quite some time now, this ad extends that label to the relatively obscure Palin.

[112][115][116] In 1993, McCain opposed military operations in Somalia.[117] Another target of his was pork barrel spending by Congress, and he actively supported the Line Item Veto Act of 1996, which gave the president power to veto individual spending items[112] but was ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court in 1998.[118]
.In the 1996 presidential election, McCain was again on the short list of possible vice-presidential picks, this time for Republican nominee Bob Dole.^ Bob Dole's 1996 campaign.
  • Key People-Sen. John McCain 20 September 2009 17:35 UTC www.gwu.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Bob Dole's Presidential bid in 1996.
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^ The worst Republican candidate since Bob Dole is right this time.
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[101][119] The following year, Time magazine named McCain as one of the "25 Most Influential People in America".[120]
McCain's 1999 family memoir
.In 1997, McCain became chairman of the powerful Senate Commerce Committee; he was criticized for accepting funds from corporations and businesses under the committee's purview, but in response said the small contributions he received were not part of the big-money nature of the campaign finance problem.^ (Dec 1999) Campaign Finance: ban both labor union & corporate donations.
  • John McCain on the Issues 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.ontheissues.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ (Mar 2001) Clearer rules about campaign finance; no soft money.
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^ (Aug 1999) Voted YES on favoring 1997 McCain-Feingold overhaul of campaign finance.
  • John McCain on the Issues 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.ontheissues.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[112] .McCain took on the tobacco industry in 1998, proposing legislation that would increase cigarette taxes in order to fund anti-smoking campaigns, discourage teenage smokers, increase money for health research studies, and help states pay for smoking-related health care costs.^ A little research would be helpful.
  • McCain vs. Obama's 'Left-wing crusade': The Swamp 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.swamppolitics.com [Source type: General]

^ In " Health Care Action ," a sedate McCain proposes solutions to help Americans pay for the rising cost of health care, including a $5,000 tax credit for every family.

^ You have to have money in order to visit McCain's web site - at least enough money to afford a high speed connection, because at 24k it took about 6 minutes to arrive at this: .
  • Daily Kos: ACTION: Searching for John McCain 23 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: General]

[112][121] .Supported by the Clinton administration but opposed by the industry and most Republicans, the bill failed to gain cloture.^ Many of us voted Republican because of the gay marriage issue and all we got was the most corrupt administration since the days of Nixon.
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[121]

Start of third term in the U.S. Senate

.McCain won re-election to a third senate term in November 1998, prevailing in a landslide over his Democratic opponent, environmental lawyer Ed Ranger.^ Former congressman Hayworth is a Reagan conservative and has polled even with McCain if he were to run for the Senate in the next election.
  • McCain vs. Obama's 'Left-wing crusade': The Swamp 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.swamppolitics.com [Source type: General]

^ A third, who accessed both Obama’s and Senator John McCain’s (R-AZ) records (see March 21, 2008 ), worked for the Analysis Corporation.

^ The prolonged Democratic race has given John McCain relative freedom to lay the groundwork for his general election campaign while his opponents are busy bloodying one another.

[112] .In the February 1999 Senate trial in the impeachment of Bill Clinton, McCain voted to convict the president on both the perjury and obstruction of justice counts, saying Clinton had violated his sworn oath of office.^ Bill Clinton was a dangerous man while Governor of Arkansas, dangerous while President, and I imagine he remains so to this day.
  • So you think you know John McCain, huh? on Flickr - Photo Sharing! 23 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.flickr.com [Source type: General]

^ McCain voted against the bill, which would restrict the CIA to using only the 19 interrogation techniques listed in the Army field manual.
  • So you think you know John McCain, huh? on Flickr - Photo Sharing! 23 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.flickr.com [Source type: General]

^ That's not reason alone to vote for her—just as John McCain's record as a war hero alone doesn't make him qualified to be president.
  • Strang Report: We Endorse John McCain 11 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.strangreport.com [Source type: Original source]

[122] .In March 1999, McCain voted to approve the NATO bombing campaign against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, saying that the ongoing genocide of the Kosovo War must be stopped and criticizing past Clinton administration inaction.^ McCain voted against the bill, which would restrict the CIA to using only the 19 interrogation techniques listed in the Army field manual.
  • So you think you know John McCain, huh? on Flickr - Photo Sharing! 23 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.flickr.com [Source type: General]

^ That's not reason alone to vote for her—just as John McCain's record as a war hero alone doesn't make him qualified to be president.
  • Strang Report: We Endorse John McCain 11 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.strangreport.com [Source type: Original source]

^ (Aug 1999) Voted YES on favoring 1997 McCain-Feingold overhaul of campaign finance.
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[123] .Later in 1999, McCain shared the Profile in Courage Award with Feingold for their work in trying to enact their campaign finance reform,[124] although the bill was still failing repeated attempts to gain cloture.^ (Jul 1998) Campaign Finance Reform .
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^ Rogers cited the McCain-Feingold campaign finance bill as an example of the Arizona senator's ability to reform a "broken" Washington by working with lawmakers on both sides of the aisle.

^ (Dec 1999) Campaign Finance: ban both labor union & corporate donations.
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[114]
In August 1999, McCain's memoir Faith of My Fathers, co-authored with Mark Salter, was published;[125] a reviewer observed that its appearance "seems to have been timed to the unfolding Presidential campaign."[126] The most successful of his writings, it received positive reviews,[127] became a bestseller,[128] and was later made into a TV film. .The book traces McCain's family background and childhood, covers his time at Annapolis and his service before and during the Vietnam War, concluding with his release from captivity in 1973. According to one reviewer, it describes "the kind of challenges that most of us can barely imagine.^ In 1980, Vallely co-wrote a paper accusing the US press of failing to defend the nation from what he called “enemy” propaganda—negative media coverage—during the Vietnam War.

^ Bush asks McCain to alter the language of the amendment so that US intelligence officers, if charged with war crimes due to their abuse of a prisoner, can offer a defense that a “reasonable” person could conclude they were following a lawful order.

^ McCain's the one who didn't fight for his own family - though we are to believe he'll fight for us?
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It's a fascinating history of a remarkable military family."[129]

2000 presidential campaign

.McCain announced his candidacy for president on September 27, 1999 in Nashua, New Hampshire, saying he was staging "a fight to take our government back from the power brokers and special interests, and return it to the people and the noble cause of freedom it was created to serve".[125][130] The leader for the Republican nomination was Texas Governor George W. Bush, who had the political and financial support of most of the party establishment.^ Our president has to govern all the people and not just a select few.
  • Strang Report: We Endorse John McCain 11 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.strangreport.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Government is the cause of all our problems.
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^ The people are starting to take their country back.
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[131]
.McCain focused on the New Hampshire primary, where his message appealed to independents.^ Further, this messaging is presented by either John McCain himself, or by a non-partisan news organization (or, in most cases, both).
  • Daily Kos: ACTION: Searching for John McCain 23 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: General]

[132] .He traveled on a campaign bus called the Straight Talk Express.^ The Straight Talk Express Doesn't Come Cheap - Posted August 16, 2008 Over at Swampland Ana Marie Cox has posted a letter the John McCain campaign sent out to the journalists who've been traveling with it.
  • John McCain - mediabistro.com: jobs, classes, community and news for media professionals 11 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.mediabistro.com [Source type: General]

^ Or the "straight talk express?"
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[125] .He held many town hall meetings, answering every question voters asked, in a successful example of "retail politics", and he used free media to compensate for his lack of funds.^ "U.S. Senator John McCain's presidential campaign today announced that John McCain will cancel his town hall meeting and media availability in Pipersville, Pennsylvania on Friday, May 30th."
  • Daily Kos: ACTION: Searching for John McCain 23 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: General]

^ Where you can ask basic broad questions and instead of coherency get a Sarah Palin answer....
  • John McCain - mediabistro.com: jobs, classes, community and news for media professionals 11 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.mediabistro.com [Source type: General]

^ Don't use your media outlet which was intended on uplifting our walk with Christ into something to support political parties.
  • Strang Report: We Endorse John McCain 11 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.strangreport.com [Source type: Original source]

[125] .One reporter later recounted that, "McCain talked all day long with reporters on his Straight Talk Express bus; he talked so much that sometimes he said things that he shouldn't have, and that's why the media loved him."^ Why not report all the issues and facts?
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^ The media used to love him.
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^ It may not be a Super Tuesday in the traditional sense, but it sure is one busy day for John McCain .

[133] .On February 1, 2000, he won New Hampshire's primary with 49 percent of the vote to Bush's 30 percent.^ But, I won't choose my president BECAUSE he is a so-called African American, just as I wouldn't vote for Hilary Clinton in the primaries just BECAUSE she's a woman.
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^ Original " (subscription) shows a 2003 Fox News clip of McCain claiming that he has voted with President Bush "over 90 percent of the time."

^ The spot goes on to criticize McCain on the economy, Iraq, and, of course, Bush: McCain "votes with George Bush 90 percent of the time," the announcer laments.

.The Bush campaign and the Republican establishment feared that a McCain victory in the crucial South Carolina primary might give his campaign unstoppable momentum.^ If McCain had the nerve to say stuff this during the presidential campaign Obama might not be president today.
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^ Prominent neoconservatives such as William Kristol, Jeane Kirkpatrick, and James Woolsey will back Bush’s primary Republican opponent, Senator John McCain (R-AZ).

^ Some believe that the Bush administration is using the trials to enhance the political fortunes of Republican presidential candidate John McCain, who has made the US battle against al-Qaeda a centerpiece of his campaign.

[125][134]
.The Arizona Republic would write that the McCain–Bush primary contest in South Carolina "has entered national political lore as a low-water mark in presidential campaigns", while The New York Times called it "a painful symbol of the brutality of American politics".[125][135][136] A variety of interest groups that McCain had challenged in the past ran negative ads.^ Where was this McCain during the presidential campaign?
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^ The time for this as was during the Presidential campaign, not now.
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^ This is the group's second ad of the presidential campaign.

[125][137] .Bush borrowed McCain's earlier language of reform,[138] and declined to dissociate himself from a veterans activist who accused McCain (in Bush's presence) of having "abandoned the veterans" on POW/MIA and Agent Orange issues.^ John McCain is delivering some straight talk -- really, he said it -- in Sun City, Arizona right now on the issue of healthcare reform.
  • John McCain - mediabistro.com: jobs, classes, community and news for media professionals 11 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.mediabistro.com [Source type: General]

^ Abortion is not going to stop because if that were the case Bush who says he's against it has done nothing, and McCain who has been apart of the political landscape for decades is not going to do anything either.
  • Strang Report: We Endorse John McCain 11 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.strangreport.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In a previous election, when George Bush's people accused McCain of fathering an illegitimate black child, would you consider that nitpicking for him to have addressed it forcefully?
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[125][139]
John McCain's Gallup Poll favorable/unfavorable ratings, 1999–2008[140]
.Incensed,[139] McCain ran ads accusing Bush of lying and comparing the governor to Bill Clinton, which Bush said was "about as low a blow as you can give in a Republican primary".[125] An anonymous smear campaign began against McCain, delivered by push polls, faxes, e-mails, flyers, and audience plants.^ Q: Can you apply this ad tactic specifically to the campaigns of McCain and Obama?

^ While the McCain camp does not comment on third-party ads, Republican National Committee spokesman Danny Diaz said, “Planned Parenthood’s ad is a vicious smear against Senator McCain and Governor Palin.

^ You would be surprised how little people know about McCain.
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[125][141] .The smears claimed that McCain had fathered a black child out of wedlock (the McCains' dark-skinned daughter was adopted from Bangladesh), that his wife Cindy was a drug addict, that he was a homosexual, and that he was a "Manchurian Candidate" who was either a traitor or mentally unstable from his North Vietnam POW days.^ Abortion is not going to stop because if that were the case Bush who says he's against it has done nothing, and McCain who has been apart of the political landscape for decades is not going to do anything either.
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^ McCain walked out on his wife and three already born children.
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^ In a previous election, when George Bush's people accused McCain of fathering an illegitimate black child, would you consider that nitpicking for him to have addressed it forcefully?
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[125][135] The Bush campaign strongly denied any involvement with the attacks.[135]
.McCain lost South Carolina on February 19, with 42 percent of the vote to Bush's 53 percent,[142] in part because Bush mobilized the state's evangelical voters[125][143] and outspent McCain.^ Abortion is not going to stop because if that were the case Bush who says he's against it has done nothing, and McCain who has been apart of the political landscape for decades is not going to do anything either.
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^ McCain voted against the bill, which would restrict the CIA to using only the 19 interrogation techniques listed in the Army field manual.
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^ If John McCain is ultimately voted in and he messes up the country in the same manner as George Bush, then what is your endorsement worth?
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[144] The win allowed Bush to regain lost momentum.[142] .McCain would say of the rumor spreaders, "I believe that there is a special place in hell for people like those."^ McCain says: “I knew I would be criticized for it.

^ Text onscreen charges that the Arizona senator is "Not Talking Straight To Michigan," and the announcer urges voters: "Don't believe John McCain when he says he'll help Michigan."

^ When people look for specific information on McCain’s issue positions, these articles will appear in the top ten for many, if not most, of those searches.
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[88] According to one report, the South Carolina experience left McCain in a "very dark place".[135]
.McCain's campaign never completely recovered from his South Carolina defeat, although he did rebound partially by winning in Arizona and Michigan a few days later.^ My McCain lawn sign was ran over once then stolen a couple days later.
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^ Although Senator McCain chose a woman as his running mate, he never assured our female veterans that he was aware of their special healthcare needs.
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^ So, does this entitle McCain to ask JCM never to drive through or stop off in the state of Arizona?
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[145] .He made a speech in Virginia Beach that criticized Christian leaders, including Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell, as divisive conservatives,[135] declaring "... we embrace the fine members of the religious conservative community.^ In 2000, McCain called Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson “agents of intolernance.” In 2006, he delivered the commencement address at Falwell’s Liberty University, and hired Brett O’Donnell from Liberty as a communications advisor.
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But that does not mean that we will pander to their self-appointed leaders."[146] .McCain lost the Virginia primary on February 29,[147] and on March 7 lost nine of the thirteen primaries on Super Tuesday to Bush.^ It may not be a Super Tuesday in the traditional sense, but it sure is one busy day for John McCain .

^ Prominent neoconservatives such as William Kristol, Jeane Kirkpatrick, and James Woolsey will back Bush’s primary Republican opponent, Senator John McCain (R-AZ).

^ Senators John McCain (R-AZ), the primary sponsor of the bill, and John Warner (R-VA) issue a statement rejecting Bush’s signing statement.

[148] .With little hope of overcoming Bush's delegate lead, McCain withdrew from the race on March 9, 2000.[149] He endorsed Bush two months later,[150] and made occasional appearances with the Texas governor during the general election campaign.^ Where was this McCain during the presidential campaign?
  • McCain vs. Obama's 'Left-wing crusade': The Swamp 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.swamppolitics.com [Source type: General]

^ The campaign hopes that it generates buzz.

^ Texas governor and possible presidential candidate George W. Bush’s “Iron Triangle” of (four, not three) political advisers—Karen Hughes, Karl Rove, Donald Evans, and Joe Allbaugh—are preparing for Bush’s entry into the 2000 presidential campaign.

[125]

Senate career after 2000

Remainder of third Senate term

.McCain began 2001 by breaking with the new George W. Bush administration on a number of matters, including HMO reform, climate change, and gun legislation; McCain-Feingold was opposed by Bush as well.^ McCain to the Bush administration.

^ The briefing is part of an effort by the departing Bush administration to smooth the transition to the next team, according to a New York Times report.

^ If John McCain is ultimately voted in and he messes up the country in the same manner as George Bush, then what is your endorsement worth?
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[114][151] .In May 2001, McCain was one of only two Senate Republicans to vote against the Bush tax cuts.^ GovWatch: 2001: against tax cut that went to rich.
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^ (Feb 2008) Voting against Bush cuts then for them: not a mistake.
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^ (Jan 2008) Voted against Bush tax cuts for not reining in spending.
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[151][152] .Besides the differences with Bush on ideological grounds, there was considerable antagonism between the two remaining from the previous year's campaign.^ There is a difference between Osama and Obama: .
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^ This is the second ad MoveOn.org has released in its "Bush-McCain Challenge" campaign, which also includes an online game and events around the country intended to draw parallels between the two Republicans.

^ To the Obama campaign, John McCain has had a running mate beside him long before Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin -- President Bush .

[153][154] .Later, when Republican Senator Jim Jeffords became an Independent, throwing control of the Senate to the Democrats, McCain defended Jeffords against "self-appointed enforcers of party loyalty".[151] Indeed, there was speculation at the time, and in years since, about McCain himself leaving the Republican Party, but McCain has always adamantly denied that he ever considered doing so.^ Another Democrat against McCain .
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^ In the Saddleback interview, McCain was strong, decisive and honest about himself in a way that caught everyone by surprise.
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^ Edit : And let me hasten to add that this is the first time, since the extinction of the dinosaurs, that I have been proud of the Republicans.
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[151][155][156] .Beginning in 2001, McCain used political capital gained from his presidential run, as well as improved legislative skills and relationships with other members, to become one of the Senate's most influential members.^ We can disagree with him and every other McCain voter, but as Christians, we do not have the right to bash and judge one another.
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^ I’m a Republican and disagrree with his politics too, but if he doesn’t want McCain using his songs at political rallies I’m ok with that.
  • Mellencamp Asks McCain to Stop Using Tunes : Rolling Stone : Rock and Roll Daily 23 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.rollingstone.com [Source type: General]

^ Senator McCain, you may be a good man and thank you for your military service, but your politics stink.
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[157]
.
McCain's Senate web site from 2003 to 2006 illustrated his concern about pork barrel spending.
^ You have to have money in order to visit McCain's web site - at least enough money to afford a high speed connection, because at 24k it took about 6 minutes to arrive at this: .
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^ Someone needs to remind Mellencamp that Senator McCain spend 5 years in North Vietnamese prison camps.
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^ (Dec 2006) McCains PAC endorses 19 Senate & 17 governor candidates.
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[112]
.After the September 11, 2001 attacks, McCain supported Bush and the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan.^ Recommended by: webweaver , Clive all hat no horse Rodeo , Batbird , elwior , Jeff Y John McCain on Bush Iraq war: "McCain Defends Bush's Iraq Strategy" .
  • Daily Kos: ACTION: Searching for John McCain 23 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: General]

^ (October 16-17), 2008: Bush Administration Holds Secret Afghanistan-Pakistan War Briefing for McCain and Obama Advisers .

^ The ad concludes with the Democrats' signature attack strategy: showing a photo of McCain with the unpopular President Bush .

[151][158] .He and then-Democratic Senator Joe Lieberman wrote the legislation that created the 9/11 Commission,[159] while he and Democratic Senator Fritz Hollings co-sponsored the Aviation and Transportation Security Act that federalized airport security.^ Two bipartisan pairs of senators introduce legislation to create independent 9/11 commissions.

^ (Sep 1995) Federalize aviation security.
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^ They and many 9/11 victims’ relatives wanted former Senator Warren Rudman (R), who co-wrote an acclaimed report about terrorism before 9/11 (see January 31, 2001 ).

[160]
.In March 2002, McCain-Feingold passed in both Houses of Congress and was signed into law by President Bush.^ McCain's time to run for President has passed.
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^ Laws had to be passed through them first before going to the Republican president.
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^ And McCain is pictured above with President Barack Obama, meeting with members of Congress to discuss immigration in June at the White House in a photo by Haraz N. Ghanbari / AP) .
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[114][151] Seven years in the making, it was McCain's greatest legislative achievement.[151][161]
.Meanwhile, in discussions over proposed U.S. action against Iraq, McCain was a strong supporter of the Bush administration's position.^ McCain to the Bush administration.

^ Abortion is not going to stop because if that were the case Bush who says he's against it has done nothing, and McCain who has been apart of the political landscape for decades is not going to do anything either.
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^ If McCain is our last line of defense against the Socialists who were elected as a protest against the Sheikh (Bush), then we are finished.
  • McCain vs. Obama's 'Left-wing crusade': The Swamp 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.swamppolitics.com [Source type: General]

[151] .He stated that Iraq was "a clear and present danger to the United States of America", and voted accordingly for the Iraq War Resolution in October 2002.[151] He predicted that U.S. forces would be treated as liberators by a large number of the Iraqi people.^ (May 2002) Iraq War .
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^ That said, Obama and his idiot liberal minions - some libs who commented on this article - are dangerous to America.
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^ I am not an American nor do I live in America, but if I were an American I would not vote or Obama because of his stance on legalization of abortion and same sex marriage!!
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[162] .In May 2003, McCain voted against the second round of Bush tax cuts, saying it was unwise at a time of war.^ (Feb 2008) Voting against Bush cuts then for them: not a mistake.
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^ (Jan 2008) Voted against Bush tax cuts for not reining in spending.
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^ (Feb 2008) FactCheck: Against Bush tax cuts in 2003; for them in 2006.
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[152] .By November 2003, after a trip to Iraq, he was publicly questioning Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, saying that more U.S. troops were needed; the following year, McCain announced that he had lost confidence in Rumsfeld.^ Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld holds a “top secret” briefing on Iraq for selected Congressional members, including, among others, Senator John McCain (R-AZ).

^ We've been saying that all year, Senator McCain.
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^ Instead, he says, more US troops will be deployed in and around Baghdad to contain the worsening violence in the capital, and warns that the US will undoubtedly suffer serious casualties in that operation.

[163][164]
.In October 2003, McCain and Lieberman co-sponsored the Climate Stewardship Act that would have introduced a cap and trade system aimed at returning greenhouse gas emissions to 2000 levels; the bill was defeated with 55 votes to 43 in the Senate.^ (Aug 1994) Sponsored bill for greenhouse gas tradeable allowances.
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^ The men express concern that McCain's plan would replace the existing tax exemption for employer-sponsored health coverage with a refundable tax credit for individuals.

^ (Apr 2009) Voted YES on requiring full Senate debate and vote on cap-and-trade.
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[165] .They reintroduced modified versions of the Act two additional times, most recently in January 2007 with the co-sponsorship of Barack Obama, among others.^ Departing from the strategy of McCain's recent attack ads , "Broken" doesn't mention Barack Obama .

^ Tax Cutter " (subscription) opens with footage of Barack Obama claiming to be just that at a recent rally in Florida, but the spot contradicts the Illinois senator by saying he voted for higher taxes 94 times.

^ OBAMA is the problem,,get your act together b4 u place your vote next time..young people who voted for barry?
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[166]
.In the 2004 U.S. presidential election campaign, McCain was once again frequently mentioned for the vice-presidential slot, only this time as part of the Democratic ticket under nominee John Kerry.^ Where was this McCain during the presidential campaign?
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^ John McCain blew the election by 1.
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^ The time for this as was during the Presidential campaign, not now.
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[167][168][169] .McCain said that Kerry had never formally offered him the position and that he would not have accepted it if he had.^ In a previous election, when George Bush's people accused McCain of fathering an illegitimate black child, would you consider that nitpicking for him to have addressed it forcefully?
  • So you think you know John McCain, huh? on Flickr - Photo Sharing! 23 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.flickr.com [Source type: General]

^ John McCain having never actually met Joe, used him as a prop in last night's debate.
  • John McCain - mediabistro.com: jobs, classes, community and news for media professionals 11 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.mediabistro.com [Source type: General]

^ Senator McCain never referred to the backlog of 600,000 VA disability claims, or how he would rectify that situation.
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[168][169][170] .At the 2004 Republican National Convention, McCain supported Bush for re-election, praising Bush's management of the War on Terror since the September 11 attacks.^ On the heels of John McCain 's nomination speech at the Republican National Convention -- where he praised his country and cited his prisoner-of-war and military experience as key elements of his biography as a candidate -- came a hard-hitting ad featuring a fellow POW aiming to put all that into doubt.

^ I'm as republican/conservative as anyway, but I don't see the GOP making a come back as long as the mindless far right attacks great leaders like McCain.
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^ Days before the ad hit the airwaves, it was already under attack from Republican National Committee Chairman Mike Duncan , who issued a statement on Sunday saying the spot "recklessly distorts John McCain's statements."

[171] .At the same time, the Senator defended Kerry's Vietnam war record.^ He is a true american hero; during the Vietnam war and in the senate.
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^ ABC shows an introduction by Senator John McCain (R-AZ), a prisoner of war during Vietnam.

[172] .By August 2004, McCain had the best favorable-to-unfavorable rating (55 percent to 19 percent) of any national politician;[171] he campaigned for Bush much more than he had four years previously, though the two remained situational allies rather than friends.^ And we can't afford four more years of the same."

^ McCain is more of a democrat than most democrats.
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^ George Bush had two terms in office, Rowe vs. Wade came and went more than once and the last time I checked its still in place.
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[153]
.McCain was also up for re-election as Senator in 2004. He defeated little-known Democratic schoolteacher Stuart Starky with his biggest margin of victory, garnering 77 percent of the vote.^ If John McCain is ultimately voted in and he messes up the country in the same manner as George Bush, then what is your endorsement worth?
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^ Former congressman Hayworth is a Reagan conservative and has polled even with McCain if he were to run for the Senate in the next election.
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^ It does, however, play up McCain's experience -- something he believes his Democratic rival can't match.

[173]

Start of fourth Senate term

Jsm2.ogg
Speaking on the Senate Floor against earmarking, February 2007
.In May 2005, McCain led the so-called Gang of 14 in the Senate, which established a compromise that preserved the ability of senators to filibuster judicial nominees, but only in "extraordinary circumstances".[174] The compromise took the steam out of the filibuster movement, but some Republicans remained disappointed that the compromise did not eliminate filibusters of judicial nominees in all circumstances.^ May we all have a cornucopia of John McCains .
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^ "U.S. Senator John McCain's presidential campaign today announced that John McCain will cancel his town hall meeting and media availability in Pipersville, Pennsylvania on Friday, May 30th."
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^ John McCain may pride himself on bucking his party in the Senate, but when it comes to funding his campaign ads, he certainly doesn't shy away from the GOP. .

[175] McCain subsequently cast Supreme Court confirmation votes in favor of John Roberts and Samuel Alito, calling them "two of the finest justices ever appointed to the United States Supreme Court."[111]
.Breaking from his 2001 and 2003 votes, McCain supported the Bush tax cut extension in May 2006, saying not to do so would amount to a tax increase.^ McCain says: “I knew I would be criticized for it.

^ Or McCain would support it.
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^ (May 2001) Voted NO on increasing tax deductions for college tuition.
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[152] .Working with Democratic Senator Ted Kennedy, McCain was a strong proponent of comprehensive immigration reform, which would involve legalization, guest worker programs, and border enforcement components.^ (May 2007) Comprehensive reform requires temporary worker program.
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^ A third, who accessed both Obama’s and Senator John McCain’s (R-AZ) records (see March 21, 2008 ), worked for the Analysis Corporation.

^ (Jul 2001) Sponsored comprehensive immigration reform, without amnesty.
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.The Secure America and Orderly Immigration Act was never voted on in 2005, while the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2006 passed the Senate in May 2006 but failed in the House.^ (Mar 1999) Voted YES on comprehensive immigration reform.
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^ (Jun 2007) Immigration reform needed for national security.
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^ (Jul 2001) Sponsored comprehensive immigration reform, without amnesty.
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[164] .In June 2007, President Bush, McCain, and others made the strongest push yet for such a bill, the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2007, but it aroused intense grassroots opposition among talk radio listeners and others, some of whom furiously characterized the proposal as an "amnesty" program,[176] and the bill twice failed to gain cloture in the Senate.^ (May 2007) Comprehensive reform requires temporary worker program.
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^ (Jul 2001) Sponsored comprehensive immigration reform, without amnesty.
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^ [Source: Halogen Guides (.com)] Conservative radio show host Sean Hannity tells his listeners that Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama “can’t point to a single instance in which President Bush or [Republican candidate John] McCain or [Bush political adviser] Karl Rove or Sean Hannity or talk radio or any other major Republican has made an issue of Obama’s race.” Hannity’s claim is proven false by data collected by progressive media watchdog organization Media Matters.

[177]
.By the mid-2000s, the increased Indian gaming that McCain had helped bring about was a $23 billion industry.^ It's likely that they had read this outrageous article about McCain where he helped a crony steal $18 million from taxpayers.
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^ McCain voted against an amendment to increase spending on veterans programs by $13 billion.
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^ In an ad running in Detroit, an announcer says that while McCain has turned his back on the ailing auto industry, Obama supports measures that helps "revitalize" the city and its auto workers.

[93] .He was twice chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, in 1995–1997 and 2005–2007, and his Committee helped expose the Jack Abramoff Indian lobbying scandal.^ (Jan 2004) 1987: 1st Senate committee was Indian affairs, crucial to AZ. (Sep 2000) Support evangelism but dont pander to evangelical leaders.
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^ (Sep 2007) Skilled chair of Senate Commerce Committee since 1997.
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^ Washington Post, 1/22/2004 ] In November 2005, the Senate Ethics Committee will announce it has dropped a probe of Shelby, citing insufficient evidence.

[178][179] .By 2005 and 2006, McCain was pushing for amendments to the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act that would limit creation of off-reservation casinos,[93] as well as limiting the movement of tribes across state lines to build casinos.^ The White House continues to fight against the McCain anti-torture amendment (see October 1, 2005 ).

^ McCain has said he believes waterboarding is already prohibited by the Detainee Treatment Act of 2005 (see December 30, 2005 ).

^ If an Obama sign had been lit on fire by white guys liberals would be going off on how it is an indicator of the racist violence the McCain campaign is inciting with its rhetoric.
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[180]
McCain in Baghdad with General David Petraeus, November 2007
.Owing to his time as a POW, McCain has been recognized for his sensitivity to the detention and interrogation of detainees in the War on Terror.^ Right now, the president is focused on fighting the war on terrorism.” [ New York Times, 12/21/2001 ] .

^ Screenshot from www.huffingtonpost.com Vietnam Veterans Against John McCain Presidential candidate John McCain denied that the Soviets interrogated U.S. POWs in Vietnam.
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^ John MCCain Fame is that he is a POW. He has voted 90% of the time with George Bush.
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.In October 2005, McCain introduced the McCain Detainee Amendment to the Defense Appropriations bill for 2005, and the Senate voted 90–9 to support the amendment.^ The amendment passes the Senate 90 to nine.

^ The House of Representatives overwhelmingly approves the Senate’s amendment to a defense appropriations bill that outlaws torture (see October 1, 2005 and November 1-4, 2005 ), 308-122, after the Republican House leadership stops blocking a vote on the amendment (see October 1, 2005 ).

^ Senator John McCain (R-AZ), an ardent opponent of torture by US officials (see November 21, 2005 ), continues to press an amendment to a $440 billion defense appropriations bill that prohibits cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment of prisoners held in US captivity (see July 24, 2005 and After ).

[181] .It prohibits inhumane treatment of prisoners, including prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, by confining military interrogations to the techniques in the U.S. Army Field Manual on Interrogation.^ The Pentagon hasn’t done one molecule of political due diligence on this.” One Army officer says that the core of the definition of torture—what is and is not “cruel, inhumane, and degrading” treatment—“is at the crux of the problem, but we’ve never defined that.” The new Army Field Manual specifically prohibits such tactics as stress positioning, stripping prisoners, imposing dietary restrictions, using police dogs to intimidate prisoners, and sleep deprivation.

^ McCain’s amendment, co-sponsored by Senate Armed Services Committee chairman John Warner (R-VA) and Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), a former military lawyer, states that military interrogators cannot exceed the limits on detainee treatment set forth in the US Army Field Manual.

^ McCain voted against the bill, which would restrict the CIA to using only the 19 interrogation techniques listed in the Army field manual.
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.Although Bush had threatened to veto the bill if McCain's amendment was included,[182] the President announced in December 2005 that he accepted McCain's terms and would "make it clear to the world that this government does not torture and that we adhere to the international convention of torture, whether it be here at home or abroad".[183] This stance, among others, led to McCain being named by Time magazine in 2006 as one of America's 10 Best Senators.^ McCain's time to run for President has passed.
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^ McCain would have led a right-wing crusade to bankrupt america.
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^ This doesn't change with the selection of a VP. McCain will still be the president, he called his wife a vulgar name in front of the press, later he suggested that she compete in a wet t-shirt contest...and the way he selected Palin (a politically strategic choice to appeal to/dupe Evangelicals in the Republican base) is an example of the kind of shoot-from-the-hip decision making that I feel disqualifies him from being in one of the most powerful offices in the world.
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[184] .McCain voted in February 2008 against a bill containing a ban on waterboarding,[185] which provision was later narrowly passed and vetoed by Bush.^ (Aug 2008) McCain Amendment: Torture ban passed by veto-proof majority.
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^ I voted for McCain in 2008.
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^ February 13, 2008: McCain Votes Against Anti-Waterboarding Bill .

.However, the bill in question contained other provisions to which McCain objected, and his spokesman stated: "This wasn't a vote on waterboarding.^ Obama spokesman Bill Burton responded to the ad in an e-mail: "Another day brings another dishonest attack from John McCain."

^ With its 20 electoral votes, Ohio is viewed as a crucial swing state for both candidates, and recent polling shows Obama and McCain in a dead heat.

^ The evangencial are white people and MCCain stated exactly what you wanted to hear from him to avoid your feeling guilty for not voting for a Black man for president.
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.This was a vote on applying the standards of the [Army] field manual to CIA personnel."^ McCain voted against the bill, which would restrict the CIA to using only the 19 interrogation techniques listed in the Army field manual.
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^ McCain says he is opposed to waterboarding, but does not want the CIA restricted to following the practices outlined in the US Army Field Manual, as the legislation would require.

^ The bill also posits the US Army Field Manual as the uniform standard for interrogations by any Defense Department personnel.

[185]
.Meanwhile, McCain continued questioning the progress of the war in Iraq.^ The Iraq Hundred Year's War is the most salient McCain fact, IMO. .
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^ Recommended by: webweaver , Clive all hat no horse Rodeo , Batbird , elwior , Jeff Y John McCain on Bush Iraq war: "McCain Defends Bush's Iraq Strategy" .
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^ Asked on how the recent US invasion of Afghanistan is progressing, McCain says, “I think we’re doing fine… The second phase… the second phase is Iraq.

In September 2005, he remarked upon Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Richard Myers' optimistic outlook on the war's progress: "Things have not gone as well as we had planned or expected, nor as we were told by you, General Myers."[186] In August 2006, he criticized the administration for continually understating the effectiveness of the insurgency: "We [have] not told the American people how tough and difficult this could be."[164] .From the beginning, McCain strongly supported the Iraq troop surge of 2007.^ It’s very disturbing.” McCain will wholeheartedly endorse the idea of a “surge” of more American troops into Iraq (see January 2007 and January 10, 2007 ).

^ Both McCain and former Bush national security spokesman Gordon Johndroe credit the 2007 “surge” (see January 2007 and January 10, 2007 ) for making the withdrawal possible.

^ McCain, a strong supporter of the “surge” of US forces into Iraq, has proposed a Senate resolution including stringent benchmarks to gauge the progress of the Iraqi government and military.

[187] The strategy's opponents labeled it "McCain's plan"[188] and University of Virginia political science professor Larry Sabato said, "McCain owns Iraq just as much as Bush does now."[164] The surge and the war were unpopular during most of the year, even within the Republican Party,[189] as McCain's presidential campaign was underway; faced with the consequences, McCain frequently responded, "I would much rather lose a campaign than a war."[190] In March 2008, McCain credited the surge strategy with reducing violence in Iraq, as he made his eighth trip to that country since the war began.[191]

2008 presidential campaign

Formally announcing his intention to run for the Presidency on April 25, 2007 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire
.John McCain formally announced his intention to run for President of the United States on April 25, 2007 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.^ McCain's time to run for President has passed.
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^ John McCain was not trying to win the Presidency.
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^ It will surprise no one that Charisma is endorsing John McCain for president of the United States.
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[192] .He stated that: "I'm not running for President to be somebody, but to do something; to do the hard but necessary things not the easy and needless things."^ It's just trying something new is one thing, but having a government agency to run it is another.
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[193]
.McCain's oft-cited strengths as a presidential candidate for 2008 included national name recognition, sponsorship of major lobbying and campaign finance reform initiatives, his ability to reach across the aisle, his well-known military service and experience as a POW, his experience from the 2000 presidential campaign, and an expectation that he would capture Bush's top fundraisers.^ Where was this McCain during the presidential campaign?
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^ (Sep 2000) Suspends campaign, citing Republican preference for Bush.
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^ (Jul 1998) Campaign Finance Reform .
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[194] .During the 2006 election cycle, McCain had attended 346 events[56] and helped raise more than $10.5 million on behalf of Republican candidates.^ He talked about a compassionate nation, yet he didn't tell you that republicans give way more to charity than their democratic counterparts.
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^ 'But perhaps no battle in our lifetime is more vital than the one John McCain fights now...
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^ There IS a third party who is NOT criticizing the other candidates, they are STATING FACTS, and they are more closely aligned with CHRISTIAN values and the CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES - more than the Republican and Democrats COMBINED!!
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.McCain also became more willing to ask business and industry for campaign contributions, while maintaining that such contributions would not affect any official decisions he would make.^ Such a scenario would result in our troops being forced to stay in Iraq even longer, and confront an enemy that is even more lethal.

^ So to vote for McCain is not a vote for more of the same to vote for the people in office now would be more of the same.
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^ I'm not willing to vote someone in that would sign any kind of legislation that would eventually affect our rights to preach the Gospel, even the part against homosexuality.
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[195] .Despite being considered the front-runner for the nomination by pundits as 2007 began,[196] McCain was in second place behind former Mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani in national Republican polls as the year progressed.^ But as Democrats scramble to project a message of party unity, Republicans are also putting the New York senator front and center -- in a series of new attack ads intended to keep the focus on Democratic divisions.

^ The McCain camp doesn't comment on third-party ads, but Alex Conant , a spokesman for the Republican National Committee, called the ad "offensive and rife with errors and distortions.

^ According to a new attack ad out today from MoveOn.org, the John McCain campaign has several advisers with "friends" in the wrong places: oil companies.

.McCain had fundraising problems in the first half of 2007, due in part to his support for the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2007, which was unpopular among the Republican base electorate.^ (Jun 2007) Immigration reform needed for national security.
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^ The focus, and the Democrats' attack strategy as a whole, remains on McCain and an unpopular Republican Party.

^ Planned Parenthood unveiled an ad today in response to John McCain 's " Education ," released Tuesday, which claims that Barack Obama supports "comprehensive sex education" for kindergartners.

[197][198] .Large-scale campaign staff downsizing took place in early July, but McCain said that he was not considering dropping out of the race.^ I'm surprised he's that out of touch" -- an especially critical statement considering these people are in the 72-year-old McCain's peer group.

^ The McCain camp is asking the same question that large numbers of Hillary Rodham Clinton supporters are asking -- why isn't she Barack Obama 's VP? The campaign released " Passed Over " early Sunday -- 3 a.m., to be exact.

^ Its previous spot was also in direct response to the McCain campaign: " Out Of Touch ," released in mid-July, rebuked McCain for awkwardly answering a reporter's question on insurance companies covering Viagra but not birth control.

[198] .Later that month, the candidate's campaign manager and campaign chief strategist both departed.^ For weeks now, Oregon voters have been the target of campaign events and political advertisements from both Democratic candidates.

^ An ad his campaign originally debuted in Iowa earlier this month will launch tomorrow in both states.

^ Kate Stayman-London, Campaign Manager CREDO Action from Working Assets Posted 17 months ago.
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[199] McCain slumped badly in national polls, often running third or fourth with 15 percent or less support.
On March 5, 2008, President Bush met with the McCains, endorsing the presumptive nominee.
.The Arizona senator subsequently resumed his familiar position as a political underdog,[200] riding the Straight Talk Express and taking advantage of free media such as debates and sponsored events.^ John McCain is delivering some straight talk -- really, he said it -- in Sun City, Arizona right now on the issue of healthcare reform.
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^ I am thankful to live in a country where we are free to express our political views even when they are not the same.
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^ The Left on college campuses, government, cinema, news, newspapers squelch free speech through political correctness and thought crime legislation such as “Hate Crime”.
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[201] .By December 2007, the Republican race was unsettled, with none of the top-tier candidates dominating the race and all of them possessing major vulnerabilities with different elements of the Republican base electorate.^ We had a signed contract agreement to place a full page ad we had purchased for publication in Charisma Magazine December 2007 issue for Presidential candidate Ron Paul.
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^ It is of no surprise that you continue to follow blindly in your support for any and all republican candidates.
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^ October 30, 2007: Republican Candidates Oppose Law of Sea Treaty .

[202] .McCain was showing a resurgence, in particular with renewed strength in New Hampshire – the scene of his 2000 triumph – and was bolstered further by the endorsements of The Boston Globe, the New Hampshire Union Leader, and almost two dozen other state newspapers,[203] as well as from Independent Democratic Senator Joe Lieberman.^ I think Joe Lieberman said it well.
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^ With its 20 electoral votes, Ohio is viewed as a crucial swing state for both candidates, and recent polling shows Obama and McCain in a dead heat.

^ And then I don’t think Americans are concerned if we’re there for 100 years or 1,000 years or 10,000 years.” In a New Hampshire speech on January 7, 2008: “We are in two wars.

[204][205] .McCain decided not to campaign significantly in the January 3, 2008, Iowa caucuses, which saw a win by former Governor of Arkansas Mike Huckabee.^ His repetitions include: January 3, 2008: To a Detroit reporter, McCain says: “We’re still in Kuwait since the first Gulf War.

^ This is one of the smaller ad buys that the campaign has officially disclosed -- further evidence that McCain is now targeting an ever-smaller list of battleground states he thinks he can win.

^ In 2008, that number will increase significantly, possibly to 50 million or more, with tens of millions looking for information on John McCain .
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.McCain's comeback plan paid off when he won the New Hampshire primary on January 8, defeating former Governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney in a close contest, to once again become one of the front-runners in the race.^ OFFE does report on issues of importance to our former military personnel and their families and that includes ‘News’ from both sides of the aisle.
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^ And then I don’t think Americans are concerned if we’re there for 100 years or 1,000 years or 10,000 years.” In a New Hampshire speech on January 7, 2008: “We are in two wars.

^ Both McCain and former Bush national security spokesman Gordon Johndroe credit the 2007 “surge” (see January 2007 and January 10, 2007 ) for making the withdrawal possible.

[206] .In mid-January, McCain placed first in the South Carolina primary, narrowly defeating Mike Huckabee.^ His repetitions include: January 3, 2008: To a Detroit reporter, McCain says: “We’re still in Kuwait since the first Gulf War.

^ This will be the first appearance by McCain on the NBC public affairs program since January 27, almost nine months ago.
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^ If they had a clear message that was explicitly pro-democrat McCain wouldn’t have used it in the first place.
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[207] .Pundits credited the third-place finisher, Tennessee's former U.S. Senator Fred Thompson, with drawing votes from Huckabee in South Carolina, thereby giving a narrow win to McCain.^ Former congressman Hayworth is a Reagan conservative and has polled even with McCain if he were to run for the Senate in the next election.
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^ On the floor of the Senate, McCain reads a letter from former Secretary of State Colin Powell, who had opposed Vice President Cheney on the issue of torture.

^ On Monday, John McCain 's camp released " Debra ," in which former Clinton delegate Debra Bartoshevich endorses the Arizona senator.

[208] .A week later, McCain won the Florida primary,[209] beating Romney again in a close contest; Giuliani then dropped out and endorsed McCain.^ It is also a fact that, in 1967, Lieutenant Commander John McCain was shot out of the sky while dropping bombs on North Vietnamese civilians.
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^ It doesn't matter anyway, he's done, he will be out in the GOP primary and I won't be sorry to see him go.
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^ Republican presidential candidates Rudolph Giuliani (R-NY), John McCain (R-AZ), and Mitt Romney (R-MA) come out against the Law of the Sea treaty, saying that the treaty infringes on the natural rights of the United States.

[210]
.On February 5, McCain won both the majority of states and delegates in the Super Tuesday Republican primaries, giving him a commanding lead toward the Republican nomination.^ It may not be a Super Tuesday in the traditional sense, but it sure is one busy day for John McCain .

^ Like some of my fellow bloggers I too am a little disappointed at how some of us on both sides have stated rather derogatory comments toward the other side.
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^ McCain is angry Obama beat him to the puch...Democrats & republicans are one in the same, they just put on a dog & pony show for the American people.
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.Romney departed from the race on February 7.[211] McCain's wins in the March 4 primaries clinched a majority of the delegates, and he became the presumptive Republican nominee.^ Twice, viewers see a black-and-white clip of Bush hugging McCain and kissing him on the head as an announcer lists the times the presumptive Republican nominee has supported Bush's health care policies.

^ McCain Losing Traction With Hollywood Conservatives - Posted October 30, 2008 Republican nominee John McCain may be losing traction with the arch conservatives in Hollywood, all two of them, the L.A. Times says.
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^ Prominent neoconservatives such as William Kristol, Jeane Kirkpatrick, and James Woolsey will back Bush’s primary Republican opponent, Senator John McCain (R-AZ).

[212]
.McCain, having been born in the (Panama) Canal Zone, if elected would have become the first president who was born outside the current 50 states.^ On the one hand, “McCain told [Barrel] that he had not been subjected to ‘physical or moral violence’” and “lamented in the interview that ‘if I hadn’t been shot down, I would have become an admiral at a younger age than my father.’”16 On the other hand, he’s running for president of the United States (an even bigger job than admiral) primarily on the basis of having been tortured.
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^ Make no mistake, it will not surprize God as to who ends up President of the United States (or senator, or congress, or the judicial system) But God is leaving that choice to us!
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^ Around 11:26amET, word came that John McCain would participate in tonight's first of three presidential debates.
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.This raised a potential legal issue, since the United States Constitution requires the president to be a natural-born citizen of the United States.^ Make no mistake, it will not surprize God as to who ends up President of the United States (or senator, or congress, or the judicial system) But God is leaving that choice to us!
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^ On the floor of the Senate, McCain reads a letter from former Secretary of State Colin Powell, who had opposed Vice President Cheney on the issue of torture.

^ Are we telling the world which is multicutural that a black man doesnot have the ability to be the president of the United States.What drama McCain has brought forth with his Vice Presidential selection.
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.A bipartisan legal review[213] and a unanimous but non-binding Senate resolution[214] both concluded that he is a natural-born citizen.^ McCain’s resolution and other nonbinding, bipartisan proposals that would express varying degrees of disapproval of Bush’s plan will soon be debated on the Senate floor.

.Also, if inaugurated in 2009 at age 72 years and 144 days, he would have been the oldest U.S. president upon ascension to the presidency,[215] and the second-oldest president to be inaugurated.^ Two days after Obama came out with " Dos Caras ," McCain countered with " Obama-Chavez " (subscription) , which juxtaposes footage of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez denouncing the U.S. with Obama's comments last year that he would meet with Chavez soon after becoming president.

^ John McCain has had cancer four times and would be the oldest president ever elected, yet, according to two left-leaning groups, the 72-year-old GOP nominee hasn't been open enough with the public about his medical records.

[216]
Waiting to make policy proposals in Denver speech on May 27, 2008
.McCain has addressed concerns about his age and past health concerns, stating in 2005 that his health was "excellent".[217] He has been treated for a type of skin cancer called melanoma, and an operation in 2000 for that condition left a noticeable mark on the left side of his face.^ You cannot hear that voice if you are babbling about party, race, gender, past or present conditions.
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^ Charles Idelson , spokesman for the nurses organizations, said that McCain's health risks paired with his controversial VP pick is a growing concern among doctors across the country.

^ McCain admits lying to Cindy about his age (making himself appear younger) during their extramarital affair.
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[218] .McCain's prognosis appears favorable, according to independent experts, especially because he has already survived without a recurrence for more than seven years.^ McCain is more of a democrat than most democrats.
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^ Three Web videos have already been released this week, all more derisive and mocking than their TV counterparts.

^ McCain’s views fall more in line with COUGAR’s than Edward’s anyway.
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[218] .In May 2008, McCain's campaign briefly let the press review his medical records, and he was described as appearing cancer-free, having a strong heart and in general good health.^ "U.S. Senator John McCain's presidential campaign today announced that John McCain will cancel his town hall meeting and media availability in Pipersville, Pennsylvania on Friday, May 30th."
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^ John McCain may pride himself on bucking his party in the Senate, but when it comes to funding his campaign ads, he certainly doesn't shy away from the GOP. .

^ The Sunday Outlook - Posted September 26, 2008 Now that McCain has unsuspended his campaign, looks like "This Week" will have John McCain from a townhall in Ohio on Sunday, as we reported earlier.
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[219]
.Upon clinching enough delegates for the nomination, McCain's focus shifted toward the general election, while Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton fought a prolonged battle for the Democratic nomination.^ McCain just as he shocked Hillary Clinton.
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^ That would be an attack on McCain's Democratic rival, Barack Obama .

^ The McCain camp is asking the same question that large numbers of Hillary Rodham Clinton supporters are asking -- why isn't she Barack Obama 's VP? The campaign released " Passed Over " early Sunday -- 3 a.m., to be exact.

[220] .McCain introduced various policy proposals, and sought to improve his fundraising.^ McCain’s resolution and other nonbinding, bipartisan proposals that would express varying degrees of disapproval of Bush’s plan will soon be debated on the Senate floor.

[221][222] .Cindy McCain, who accounts for most of the couple's wealth with an estimated net worth of $100 million,[66] made part of her tax returns public in May.^ (May 2007) New tax cuts account for contingencies and over-spending.
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^ The Atlantic Monthly’s Marc Ambinder calls it “momentary confusion” on McCain’s part, again ignoring the fact that McCain made the same mistake three times in two days.

^ Just remember those tens of millions of Republicans who have already voted against John McCain in the GOP primaries.
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[223] .After facing criticism about lobbyists on staff, the McCain campaign issued new rules in May 2008 to avoid conflicts of interest, causing five top aides to leave.^ John McCain may pride himself on bucking his party in the Senate, but when it comes to funding his campaign ads, he certainly doesn't shy away from the GOP. .

^ (Mar 2001) Clearer rules about campaign finance; no soft money.
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^ He notes that McCain's campaign manager, Rick Davis , was a "lead lobbyist" for the company.

[224][225]
The Palins and McCains campaigning in Fairfax, Virginia, following the 2008 Republican National Convention on September 10
.When Obama became the Democrats' presumptive nominee in early June, McCain proposed joint town hall meetings, but Obama instead requested more traditional debates for the fall.^ "U.S. Senator John McCain's presidential campaign today announced that John McCain will cancel his town hall meeting and media availability in Pipersville, Pennsylvania on Friday, May 30th."
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^ And McCain is pictured above with President Barack Obama, meeting with members of Congress to discuss immigration in June at the White House in a photo by Haraz N. Ghanbari / AP) .
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^ McCain blasts Obama’s and Clinton’s attacks on NAFTA This is a great article because it not only ties McCain to NAFTA, which is quite unpopular, but it also draws a contrast between McCain and Democrats on the issue.
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[226] .In July, a staff shake-up put Steve Schmidt in full operational control of the McCain campaign.^ At this point it just gets me angrier at McCain because this is his fault for not wanting to bring this up on the campaign trail.
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[227] .Throughout these summer months, Obama typically led McCain in national polls by single-digit margins,[228] and also led in several key swing states.^ John McCain and Barack Obama last week — and he's a few months out of college.
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^ So Obama gets elected, and McCain has a serious primary fight he states "President Obama is leading an extreme left-wing crusade to bankrupt America"?
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^ Posted August 20, 2008 So today Drudge linked to a Zogby poll that shows John McCain leading Barack Obama by five points.
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[229] .McCain reprised his familiar underdog role, which was due at least in part to the overall challenges Republicans faced in the election year.^ {IF } McCain had gone after Obama past during the election Like his 20 years in a white hate Church ...
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^ What I'm seeing is that Senator Obama cares about the welfare of man and McCain because he's part of the Republican Party, cares about the moral side, maybe.
  • Strang Report: We Endorse John McCain 11 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.strangreport.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Speaking over pictures of McCain serving in Vietnam, the announcer stresses how the Republican's patriotism has shone through during his time overseas and his years in Congress.

[200][229] .McCain accepted public financing for the general election campaign, and the restrictions that go with it, while criticizing his Democratic opponent for becoming the first major party candidate to opt out of such financing for the general election since the system was implemented in 1976.[230][231] The Republican's broad campaign theme focused on his experience and ability to lead, compared to Obama's.^ Obama, opting out of the public finance system, raised a record $150 million in September.

^ Obama broke his word on public campaign financing.
  • John McCain on the Issues 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.ontheissues.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ John McCain accepts the nomination of his party.
  • John McCain - mediabistro.com: jobs, classes, community and news for media professionals 11 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.mediabistro.com [Source type: General]

[232]
.Alaska Governor Sarah Palin was revealed as McCain's surprise choice for running mate on August 29, 2008.[233] McCain was only the second U.S. major-party presidential nominee to select a woman for running mate and the first Republican to do so; Palin would have become the first female Vice President of the United States if she had been elected.^ As a female, I am appalled that John McCain would select Sarah Palin as his running mate.
  • Strang Report: We Endorse John McCain 11 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.strangreport.com [Source type: Original source]

^ His first big decision is to select Palin?
  • Strang Report: We Endorse John McCain 11 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.strangreport.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In their only debate, the running mates sparred over which presidential nominee has raised taxes the most.

.On September 3, 2008, McCain and Palin became the Republican Party's Presidential and Vice Presidential nominees, respectively, at the 2008 Republican National Convention in Saint Paul, Minnesota.^ October 01, 2008 WASHINGTON: John McCain's campaign is putting pressure on organisers of Friday's vice-presidential debate to go easy on Sarah Palin amid growing alarm that recent faltering performances have made her an object of public ridicule.
  • So you think you know John McCain, huh? on Flickr - Photo Sharing! 23 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.flickr.com [Source type: General]

^ Do the Right Thing , by Mike Huckabee Sarah Palin: A New Kind of Leader by Joe Hilley Doonesbury.com: The War in Quotes, by G.B. Trudeau 2008 third presidential debate, at Hofstra University 2008 second presidential debate, Obama vs. McCain 2008 first presidential debate, Obama vs. McCain Speeches at 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul 2008 CBS News presidential interviews with Katie Couric ABC News: 2008 election interviews with Charlie Gibson Saddleback Civil Forum on the Presidency: joint appearance by John McCain and Barack Obama, Aug.
  • John McCain on the Issues 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.ontheissues.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ GEOFF ELLIOTT: Remove Palin's muzzle, bloggers cry Only a fortnight ago the Governor of Alaska was seen as a potential saviour of the Republican Party, having reinvigorated a previously torpid conservative base with an electrifying - if heavily scripted - speech at the convention in St Paul, Minnesota.
  • So you think you know John McCain, huh? on Flickr - Photo Sharing! 23 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.flickr.com [Source type: General]

.McCain surged ahead of Obama in national polls following the convention, as the Palin pick energized core Republican voters who had previously been wary of him.^ McCain is flawed, Obama is flawed, Palin and Biden.
  • Strang Report: We Endorse John McCain 11 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.strangreport.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Obama is King and we will all follow him...
  • Burning McCain campaign sign lands men in hot water 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.thebeenews.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Fresh off the Republican convention last week and a post-convention bounce in the polls -- either breaking even or pulling ahead of Democratic rival Barack Obama -- John McCain 's camp released an ad this morning touting the reform credentials of both McCain and his running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin .

[234] .However, by the campaign's own later admission, the rollout of Palin to the national media went poorly,[235] and voter reactions to Palin grew increasingly negative, especially among independents and other voters concerned about her qualifications.^ Palin has been rocky , and voters still seem relatively uninformed about her.

^ You completely avoided what I said: immediately after the announcement of Sarah Palin as VP pick, criticism and concern about her abilities (rightly so) popped up in the media and, cautiously, from the Obama campaign.
  • Burning McCain campaign sign lands men in hot water 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.thebeenews.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Later I'll write about Gov. Palin, but first I want a chance to interview her personally and to research her background.
  • Strang Report: We Endorse John McCain 11 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.strangreport.com [Source type: Original source]

[236]
.On September 24, McCain said he was suspending his campaign, called on Obama to join him, and proposed delaying the first of the general election debates with Obama, in order to work on the proposed U.S. financial system bailout before Congress, which was targeted at addressing the subprime mortgage crisis and liquidity crisis.^ John McCain since his decision to temporarily suspend his campaign and his call to delay Friday's debate.
  • John McCain - mediabistro.com: jobs, classes, community and news for media professionals 11 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.mediabistro.com [Source type: General]

^ And as part of its efforts to focus attention on McCain's résumé, his campaign also released the first general election ad of the campaign season, a biographical spot calling him "the American president Americans have been waiting for."

^ Breaking: Wherein John McCain Takes Avoidance of the Press to an Entirely New Level - Posted September 24, 2008 Per the AP this hour:Republican John McCain says he's directing his staff to work with Barack Obama's campaign and the debate commission to delay Friday's debate because of the economic crisis.
  • John McCain - mediabistro.com: jobs, classes, community and news for media professionals 11 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.mediabistro.com [Source type: General]

[237][238] .McCain's intervention helped to give dissatisfied House Republicans an opportunity to propose changes to the plan that was otherwise close to agreement.^ McCain got some help from the independent expenditure arm of the Republican National Committee this morning, as well.

^ In " Health Care Action ," a sedate McCain proposes solutions to help Americans pay for the rising cost of health care, including a $5,000 tax credit for every family.

^ Palin is the rising star in the Republican party who John McCain recognized as the leader he needed to win the White House.
  • Strang Report: We Endorse John McCain 11 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.strangreport.com [Source type: Original source]

[239][240] .After Obama declined McCain's suspension suggestion, McCain went ahead with the debate on September 26.[241] On October 1, McCain voted in favor of a revised $700 billion rescue plan.^ The third presidential debate between John McCain and Barack Obama had an unexpected winner: Joe Wurzelbacher .

^ In " Recipe " (subscription) , McCain capitalizes on media reports that have criticized Obama's tax plans, including a Sept.

^ With its 20 electoral votes, Ohio is viewed as a crucial swing state for both candidates, and recent polling shows Obama and McCain in a dead heat.

[242] .Another debate was held on October 7; like the first one, polls afterward suggested that Obama had won it.^ Obama References Fox News During Debate - Posted October 15, 2008 During a discussion in which Sen.
  • John McCain - mediabistro.com: jobs, classes, community and news for media professionals 11 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.mediabistro.com [Source type: General]

^ The Debate Round Up: Debating the Debate - Posted October 3, 2008 VP Debates are like NASCAR races.
  • John McCain - mediabistro.com: jobs, classes, community and news for media professionals 11 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.mediabistro.com [Source type: General]

^ Debate Reaction: Debating Brokaw - Posted October 8, 2008 In the first debate with a different format, allowing for questions from the audience and from the web, the role of moderator was slightly modified.
  • John McCain - mediabistro.com: jobs, classes, community and news for media professionals 11 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.mediabistro.com [Source type: General]

[243] .A final presidential debate occurred on October 15.[244] During and after it, McCain compared Obama's proposed policies to socialism and often invoked "Joe the Plumber" as a symbol of American small business dreams that would be thwarted by an Obama presidency.^ Both Obama and McCain are presidential candidates.

^ The third presidential debate between John McCain and Barack Obama had an unexpected winner: Joe Wurzelbacher .

^ BTW, you can compare my qualifications versus Palin's here Obama's Punchless Campaign , as far as being qualified to be a heartbeat away from the Presidency.
  • So you think you know John McCain, huh? on Flickr - Photo Sharing! 23 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.flickr.com [Source type: General]

[245][246] .McCain barred using the Jeremiah Wright controversy in ads against Obama,[247] but the campaign did frequently criticize Obama regarding his purported relationship with Bill Ayers.^ Q: Can you apply this ad tactic specifically to the campaigns of McCain and Obama?

^ Anyway, I was absolutely against McCain and Obama.
  • Strang Report: We Endorse John McCain 11 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.strangreport.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Isn't this a shame if this is the argument being used by this media against Obama?
  • Strang Report: We Endorse John McCain 11 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.strangreport.com [Source type: Original source]

[248] .Down the stretch, McCain was outspent by Obama by a four-to-one margin.^ "President Obama is leading an extreme left-wing crusade to bankrupt America,'' McCain says in one of the radio ads his campaign is airing.
  • McCain vs. Obama's 'Left-wing crusade': The Swamp 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.swamppolitics.com [Source type: General]

^ In the end, many Christians are looking at this election, and on both sides can"t fathom how on Earth one can vote for Obama, and another McCain.
  • Strang Report: We Endorse John McCain 11 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.strangreport.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Wasn't McCain the one that said we have nothing to fear with Obama?
  • McCain vs. Obama's 'Left-wing crusade': The Swamp 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.swamppolitics.com [Source type: General]

[249]
.The election took place on November 4, and Barack Obama was projected the winner at about 11:00 pm Eastern Standard Time; McCain delivered his concession speech in Phoenix, Arizona about twenty minutes later.^ January 7, 2010 11:00 PM .
  • McCain vs. Obama's 'Left-wing crusade': The Swamp 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.swamppolitics.com [Source type: General]

^ I am not confident about Barack Obama.
  • Strang Report: We Endorse John McCain 11 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.strangreport.com [Source type: Original source]

^ You have to have money in order to visit McCain's web site - at least enough money to afford a high speed connection, because at 24k it took about 6 minutes to arrive at this: .
  • Daily Kos: ACTION: Searching for John McCain 23 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: General]

[250] .In the end, McCain won 173 electoral college votes to Obama's 365;[251] McCain failed to win most of the battleground states and lost some traditionally Republican ones.^ I support Obama and won't vote on sentiment.
  • Strang Report: We Endorse John McCain 11 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.strangreport.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The far-right won’t be voting for McCain.
  • Mellencamp Asks McCain to Stop Using Tunes : Rolling Stone : Rock and Roll Daily 23 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.rollingstone.com [Source type: General]

^ Wright, a preacher, a preacher for God's sake, stands in the pulpit and GDs America and McCain won't touch this issue even though Obama says he did not know his preacher did that.
  • McCain vs. Obama's 'Left-wing crusade': The Swamp 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.swamppolitics.com [Source type: General]

[252] .McCain gained 46 percent of the nationwide popular vote, compared to Obama's 53 percent.^ John McCain Votes to Filibuster Minimum Wage Hike AOL News is highly ranked on John McCain , and the minimum wage increase was incredibly popular.
  • Daily Kos: ACTION: Searching for John McCain 23 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: General]

^ With its 20 electoral votes, Ohio is viewed as a crucial swing state for both candidates, and recent polling shows Obama and McCain in a dead heat.

^ A Christian voting for Obama over McCain is the same as agreeing to obey the Five commandments.
  • Strang Report: We Endorse John McCain 11 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.strangreport.com [Source type: Original source]

[252]

Senate career after 2008

Remainder of fourth Senate term

.Following his defeat, McCain returned to the Senate amid varying views about what role he might play there.^ McCain can play any album he wants to legally (as long as he bought it) and if there is a license issue (public performance, etc.
  • Mellencamp Asks McCain to Stop Using Tunes : Rolling Stone : Rock and Roll Daily 23 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.rollingstone.com [Source type: General]

^ Senate passes expanded GI bill despite Bush, McCain opposition While I am not thrilled about using Salon, since it isn’t as well known, and since there is an advertising wall that hides the story, the title is damaging enough.
  • Daily Kos: ACTION: Searching for John McCain 23 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: General]

^ McCain might have been a little more impressive in Election returns, had he been more blunt and honest as he is now - a little late.
  • McCain vs. Obama's 'Left-wing crusade': The Swamp 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.swamppolitics.com [Source type: General]

[253] .In mid-November 2008 he met with President-elect Obama, and the two discussed issues they had commonality on.^ And McCain is pictured above with President Barack Obama, meeting with members of Congress to discuss immigration in June at the White House in a photo by Haraz N. Ghanbari / AP) .
  • McCain vs. Obama's 'Left-wing crusade': The Swamp 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.swamppolitics.com [Source type: General]

^ The money will be allocated by Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, one of two Republican holdovers from the Bush administration in President Obama’s cabinet.

^ Schwarzenegger Is Happy About One Thing -- Peace In The Bedroom - Posted November 10, 2008 California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's party might have been clobbered by President-elect Barack Obama's Democrats, but the Terminator tells CNN's John King he's happy about one thing -- his life is better in the bedroom.
  • John McCain - mediabistro.com: jobs, classes, community and news for media professionals 11 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.mediabistro.com [Source type: General]

[254] .Around the same time, McCain indicated that he intended to run for re-election to his Senate seat in 2010.^ McCain's time to run for President has passed.
  • McCain vs. Obama's 'Left-wing crusade': The Swamp 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.swamppolitics.com [Source type: General]

^ Former congressman Hayworth is a Reagan conservative and has polled even with McCain if he were to run for the Senate in the next election.
  • McCain vs. Obama's 'Left-wing crusade': The Swamp 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.swamppolitics.com [Source type: General]

^ Yeah, elections are on the horizon and it's time for McCain to act like he's a conservative again.
  • McCain vs. Obama's 'Left-wing crusade': The Swamp 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.swamppolitics.com [Source type: General]

[255] .As the inauguration neared, Obama consulted with McCain on a variety of matters, to an extent rarely seen between a president-elect and his defeated rival,[256] and President Obama's inauguration speech contained an allusion to McCain's theme of finding a purpose greater than oneself.^ It doesn't matter whether it's McCain or Obama.
  • McCain vs. Obama's 'Left-wing crusade': The Swamp 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.swamppolitics.com [Source type: General]

^ The third presidential debate between John McCain and Barack Obama had an unexpected winner: Joe Wurzelbacher .

^ And McCain is pictured above with President Barack Obama, meeting with members of Congress to discuss immigration in June at the White House in a photo by Haraz N. Ghanbari / AP) .
  • McCain vs. Obama's 'Left-wing crusade': The Swamp 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.swamppolitics.com [Source type: General]

[257]
.Nevertheless, McCain emerged as a leader of the Republican opposition to the Obama economic stimulus package of 2009, saying it had too much spending for too little stimulative effect.^ Obama has so much baggage and so little experience.
  • Strang Report: We Endorse John McCain 11 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.strangreport.com [Source type: Original source]

^ However, I have to say take a look at McCain’s background and it is quite impressive this is not to say he has a right to the song or made me a Republican it is more like he made me more open to hear the opposition without interuption.
  • Mellencamp Asks McCain to Stop Using Tunes : Rolling Stone : Rock and Roll Daily 23 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.rollingstone.com [Source type: General]

^ And may God transform all of our leaders, including Barack Obama and John McCain, into His likeness.
  • Strang Report: We Endorse John McCain 11 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.strangreport.com [Source type: Original source]

[258] .McCain also voted against Obama's Supreme Court nomination of Sonia Sotomayor – saying that while undeniably qualified, "I do not believe that she shares my belief in judicial restraint"[259] – and by August 2009 was siding more often with his Republican Party on closely divided votes than ever before in his senatorial career.^ McCain has my vote.
  • Strang Report: We Endorse John McCain 11 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.strangreport.com [Source type: Original source]

^ McCain supports democrats more than republicans anyway.
  • Mellencamp Asks McCain to Stop Using Tunes : Rolling Stone : Rock and Roll Daily 23 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.rollingstone.com [Source type: General]

^ I pay more than my own share already.
  • McCain vs. Obama's 'Left-wing crusade': The Swamp 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.swamppolitics.com [Source type: General]

[260] .McCain reasserted that the Afghanistan War was winnable[261] and criticized Obama for a slow process in deciding whether to send additional U.S. troops there.^ The Illinois senator has, in fact, called for sending additional troops to Afghanistan .

^ In " Recipe " (subscription) , McCain capitalizes on media reports that have criticized Obama's tax plans, including a Sept.

^ The spot pits the Democratic ticket against itself, calling Obama out for voting again troop funding and highlighting Joe Biden 's criticism of that position.

[262] .McCain also harshly criticized Obama for scrapping construction of the U.S. missile defense complex in Poland, declined to enter negotiations over climate change legislation similar to what he had proposed in the past, and strongly opposed the Obama health care plan.^ McCain opposed providing an assured funding stream for veterans' health care, taking into account annual changes in veterans' population and inflation.
  • So you think you know John McCain, huh? on Flickr - Photo Sharing! 23 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.flickr.com [Source type: General]

^ In " Recipe " (subscription) , McCain capitalizes on media reports that have criticized Obama's tax plans, including a Sept.

^ "It's an absolutely atrocious plan," said Jacki Schechner , national communications director of Health Care For America Now.

[262][263] .Factors involved in McCain's new direction included Senate staffers leaving, a renewed concern over national debt levels and the scope of federal government, a possible Republican primary challenge from conservatives in 2010, and McCain's campaign edge being slow to wear off.^ Now Senator McCain wants to be a conservative.
  • McCain vs. Obama's 'Left-wing crusade': The Swamp 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.swamppolitics.com [Source type: General]

^ McCain is NOT a conservative and deserves to lose the primary.
  • McCain vs. Obama's 'Left-wing crusade': The Swamp 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.swamppolitics.com [Source type: General]

^ "U.S. Senator John McCain's presidential campaign today announced that John McCain will cancel his town hall meeting and media availability in Pipersville, Pennsylvania on Friday, May 30th."
  • Daily Kos: ACTION: Searching for John McCain 23 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: General]

[262][263] .As one longtime McCain advisor said, "A lot of people, including me, thought he might be the Republican building bridges to the Obama Administration.^ "The Dalai Lama has time and again emphasized that he asked only that the Tibetan people are provided with basic rights to preserve their culture, language and religious beliefs," McCain said.
  • Strang Report: We Endorse John McCain 11 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.strangreport.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Obama believes people get to heaven through the God's/idols of their religions, including the "black" Jesus of Christianity (liberation theology model).
  • Strang Report: We Endorse John McCain 11 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.strangreport.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In the end, many Christians are looking at this election, and on both sides can"t fathom how on Earth one can vote for Obama, and another McCain.
  • Strang Report: We Endorse John McCain 11 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.strangreport.com [Source type: Original source]

.But he's been more like the guy blowing up the bridges."^ These guys were probably doing this in their own yard, with their own prop (the sign).----looks to me like police may end up looking stupid once again...
  • Burning McCain campaign sign lands men in hot water 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.thebeenews.com [Source type: Original source]

^ He and Barbie badly wanted to dress up in their 'commander guy' outfits and order the killing of more brown people, like W did.
  • McCain vs. Obama's 'Left-wing crusade': The Swamp 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.swamppolitics.com [Source type: General]

[262] .In early 2010, a primary challenge from radio talk show host and former U.S. Congressman J. D. Hayworth materialized and drew support from some elements of the Tea Party movement.^ McCain got his own head-knocking in the 2008 presidential election, and now he could be facing a party primary contest from a former Republican congressman, J.D. Hayworth, who is an outspoken critic of immigration reform -- an issue which McCain has championed in the Senate, and an issue on which McCain, Obama and some of the Senate's leading Democrats happen to agree.
  • McCain vs. Obama's 'Left-wing crusade': The Swamp 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.swamppolitics.com [Source type: General]

^ The Tea Party movement is not destroying the GOP, we are ridding it from moronic democrats like this derelict.
  • McCain vs. Obama's 'Left-wing crusade': The Swamp 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.swamppolitics.com [Source type: General]

^ Former congressman Hayworth is a Reagan conservative and has polled even with McCain if he were to run for the Senate in the next election.
  • McCain vs. Obama's 'Left-wing crusade': The Swamp 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.swamppolitics.com [Source type: General]

[264] .This may have been a factor in McCain reversing or muting his stance on some issues such as the bank bailouts, closing of the Guantánamo Bay detention facility, campaign finance restrictions, and gays in the military.^ John McCain is delivering some straight talk -- really, he said it -- in Sun City, Arizona right now on the issue of healthcare reform.
  • John McCain - mediabistro.com: jobs, classes, community and news for media professionals 11 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.mediabistro.com [Source type: General]

^ John McCain may pride himself on bucking his party in the Senate, but when it comes to funding his campaign ads, he certainly doesn't shy away from the GOP. .

^ (Aug 1999) Voted YES on favoring 1997 McCain-Feingold overhaul of campaign finance.
  • John McCain on the Issues 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.ontheissues.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[264]

Political positions

McCain's congressional voting scores, from the American Conservative Union (pink line; 100 is most conservative) and Americans for Democratic Action (blue line; 100 is most liberal)[265]
.Various advocacy groups have given Senator McCain scores or grades as to how well his votes align with the positions of each group.^ "Vet to vet, Senator McCain, when you put money from your rich friends ahead of vets like me, how is that 'Country First?'"

^ John McCain voted for the stimuLESS, as well as his retarted views on immigration.
  • McCain vs. Obama's 'Left-wing crusade': The Swamp 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.swamppolitics.com [Source type: General]

^ America has given Obama an opportunity to shine but I have heard him with my own ears of how he sways to whatever group he is standing before to please their ears.
  • Strang Report: We Endorse John McCain 11 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.strangreport.com [Source type: Original source]

[266] The American Conservative Union awarded McCain a lifetime rating of 81 percent through 2008, while McCain has an average lifetime 13 percent "Liberal Quotient" from Americans for Democratic Action through 2008.[267][268]
.The Almanac of American Politics rates congressional votes as liberal or conservative on the political spectrum, in three policy areas: economic, social, and foreign.^ In the hardest-hitting of the three, " Dome " (subscription) , an announcer says that Obama and congressional Democrats favor "massive government" that would wreak financial havoc on Americans.

^ The latter part of both spots give way to attacking "congressional liberals" for their tax-and-spend policies and being "out of touch" with America.

^ The National Journal 2007 Senate vote ratings , released in January, attracted a lot of attention for ranking Barack Obama as the most liberal senator.

.For 2005–2006, McCain's average ratings were as follows: the economic rating 59 percent conservative and 41 percent liberal, the social rating 54 percent conservative / 38 percent liberal, and the foreign rating 56 percent conservative / 43 percent liberal.^ McCain is a liberal/McCain is a conservative.
  • Mellencamp Asks McCain to Stop Using Tunes : Rolling Stone : Rock and Roll Daily 23 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.rollingstone.com [Source type: General]

^ As an actual liberal, I don't think the President is much less conservative than Senator McCain.
  • McCain vs. Obama's 'Left-wing crusade': The Swamp 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.swamppolitics.com [Source type: General]

^ I cant believe most of what I am reading here-like McCain or not- too liberal or too conservative,discuss that if you wish,but the personal attacks?
  • McCain vs. Obama's 'Left-wing crusade': The Swamp 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.swamppolitics.com [Source type: General]

[269]
Columnists such as Robert Robb and Matthew Continetti have used a formulation devised by William F. Buckley, Jr. to describe McCain as "conservative" but not "a conservative", meaning that while McCain usually tends towards conservative positions, he is not "anchored by the philosophical tenets of modern American conservatism."[270][271]
.From the late 1990s until 2008, McCain was a board member of Project Vote Smart (PVS) which was set up by Richard Kimball, his 1986 Senate opponent.^ I voted for McCain in 2008.
  • McCain vs. Obama's 'Left-wing crusade': The Swamp 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.swamppolitics.com [Source type: General]

^ As a Christian, I would not vote for Obama although McCain was not someone I considered a good choice--until now.
  • Strang Report: We Endorse John McCain 11 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.strangreport.com [Source type: Original source]

^ While Florida was projected to fall into McCain's column earlier in the race, the polling data shows a strong shift toward Obama as of mid- to late September, and he is now besting his GOP opponent in almost all surveys.

[272] .PVS provides non-partisan information about the political positions of McCain[273] and other candidates for political office.^ Also, the relevant polling information was more about the connection between McCain 's economic policy and corporate influence.
  • Daily Kos: ACTION: Searching for John McCain 23 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: General]

^ John McCain isn't the onlyy political topic that people are seaching for information online.
  • Daily Kos: ACTION: Searching for John McCain 23 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: General]

^ Because of freedom we have the ability to speak of our likes and dislikes about a particular political candidate or party.
  • Strang Report: We Endorse John McCain 11 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.strangreport.com [Source type: Original source]

.Additionally, McCain uses his Senate web site to describe his political positions.^ Senator McCain, you may be a good man and thank you for your military service, but your politics stink.
  • McCain vs. Obama's 'Left-wing crusade': The Swamp 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.swamppolitics.com [Source type: General]

^ On McCain's web site, he's asking people to vote which version is their favorite.
  • John McCain - mediabistro.com: jobs, classes, community and news for media professionals 11 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.mediabistro.com [Source type: General]

^ The Politics of Bailing Out - Posted September 26, 2008 This is a video of our Senator Barbra Boxer busting on John McCain's theatrics.
  • John McCain - mediabistro.com: jobs, classes, community and news for media professionals 11 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.mediabistro.com [Source type: General]

[274]

Cultural and political image

.John McCain's personal character has been a dominant feature of his public image.^ John McCain 's camp announced today it would run a new spot this Sunday featuring the candidate's mother, Roberta , reminiscing about his birth and upbringing.

^ With under a month to go until Election Day, John McCain and Barack Obama are getting personal.

^ Reviving an ad strategy not employed since July, John McCain 's latest ad out Friday, " Freedom " (subscription) , features images of a young McCain as a soldier -- and a prisoner of war -- to assert his own patriotism and fortitude.

[275] .This image includes the military service of both himself and his family,[276] his maverick political persona,[112] his temper,[277] his admitted problem of occasional ill-considered remarks,[89] and his close ties to his children from both his marriages.^ Senator McCain, you may be a good man and thank you for your military service, but your politics stink.
  • McCain vs. Obama's 'Left-wing crusade': The Swamp 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.swamppolitics.com [Source type: General]

^ Click here for 9 full quotes on Families & Children OR other political leaders on Families & Children .
  • John McCain on the Issues 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.ontheissues.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Besides attacking McCain on a sensitive topic, the ad chips away at his image as a political "maverick," calling attention to his "25 years in Washington" and tying him to the policies of the current president.

[22]
.McCain's political appeal has been more nonpartisan and less ideological compared to many other national politicians.^ John McCain is MORE of a progressive than Obama on many social issues: immigration for one.
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^ (Mar 2008) OpEd: McCain hustles donations like others; no more; no less.
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^ Just as I hope the good people of Arizona will arrive at the same conclusion, as I and many other citizens of our nation, have come to realize about Senator McCain.
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[278] His stature and reputation stem partly from his service in the Vietnam War.[279] He also carries physical vestiges of his war wounds, as well as his melanoma surgery.[280] When campaigning, he quips: "I am older than dirt and have more scars than Frankenstein."[281]
Speaking in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Memorial Day, 2008, wearing his purple heart
In his own estimation, the Arizona senator is straightforward and direct, but impatient.[282] Other traits include a penchant for lucky charms,[283] a fondness for hiking,[284] and a sense of humor that has sometimes backfired spectacularly, as when he made a joke in 1998 about the Clintons widely deemed not fit to print in newspapers: ."Do you know why Chelsea Clinton is so ugly?^ "Do you know why Chelsea Clinton is so ugly?
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^ Do you know why?
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^ Other traits include a penchant for lucky charms,[250] a fondness for hiking,[251] and a sense of humor that has sometimes backfired spectacularly, as when he made a joke in 1998 about the Clintons widely deemed not fit to print in newspapers: “Do you know why Chelsea Clinton is so ugly?
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 — Because Janet Reno is her father."[285][286] McCain subsequently apologized profusely,[287] and the Clinton White House accepted his apology.[288] .McCain has not shied away from addressing his shortcomings, and apologizing for them.^ John McCain may pride himself on bucking his party in the Senate, but when it comes to funding his campaign ads, he certainly doesn't shy away from the GOP. .

[89][289] .He is known for sometimes being prickly[290] and hot-tempered[291] with Senate colleagues, but his relations with his own Senate staff have been more cordial, and have inspired loyalty towards him.^ Finally, the ad uses McCain's own words against him, as it closes with footage of the Republican senator boasting: "I voted with the president over 90 percent of the time -- higher than a lot of my even Republican colleagues."

^ (Sep 2002) Temper is same as other senators--hes just more famous.
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[292][293]
.McCain acknowledges having said intemperate things in years past,[294] though he also says that many stories have been exaggerated.^ He also said, what I've been saying for years, we need to find a way to prevent unwanted pregnancies.
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^ Also, another thing to consider when Senator Obama says he wants change, and will promote change -- my question is will that change occur with the same Democratic majority that we've had the last 4 years?
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^ Many Dems are saying they will vote for him becasue they don't know these things, for example.
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[295] .One psychoanalytic comparison suggests that McCain would not be the first U.S. leader to have a temper,[296] and cultural critic Julia Keller argues that voters want leaders who are passionate, engaged, fiery, and feisty.^ First of all, I did not subscribe to the "Strang Report" and would prefer not to receive your emails instructing me who to vote for.
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^ Outside of being better at national defense than the chosen one, McCain would also be bankrupting the country.
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^ This is the campaign's first ad in Spanish attacking Obama, who is garnering nearly 70 percent of Hispanic voters in recent polling .

[277] McCain has employed both profanity[297] and shouting on occasion, although such incidents have become less frequent over the years.[298][299] .Senator Joe Lieberman has made this observation: "It is not the kind of anger that is a loss of control.^ Joe Lieberman Senator (D,CT) .
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He is a very controlled person."[298] .Senator Thad Cochran, who has known McCain for decades and has battled him over earmarks,[300][301] has expressed concern about a McCain presidency: "He is erratic.^ Abortion is not going to stop because if that were the case Bush who says he's against it has done nothing, and McCain who has been apart of the political landscape for decades is not going to do anything either.
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^ Make no mistake, it will not surprize God as to who ends up President of the United States (or senator, or congress, or the judicial system) But God is leaving that choice to us!
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^ That's not reason alone to vote for her—just as John McCain's record as a war hero alone doesn't make him qualified to be president.
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He is hotheaded. He loses his temper and he worries me."[298] .Ultimately Cochran decided to support McCain for president, after it was clear he would win the nomination.^ John McCain was not trying to win the Presidency.
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^ Or McCain would support it.
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^ Hasn't been that long since McCain told supporters there was nothing to fear from an Obama presidency.
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[302]
.All of John McCain's family members are on good terms with him,[22] and he has defended them against some of the negative consequences of his high-profile political lifestyle.^ May we all have a cornucopia of John McCains .
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^ John McCain loves him some children .
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^ John McCain is delivering some straight talk -- really, he said it -- in Sun City, Arizona right now on the issue of healthcare reform.
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[303][304] .His family's military tradition extends to the latest generation: son John Sidney IV ("Jack") graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 2009, becoming the fourth generation John S. McCain to do so; son James has served with the Marines in the Iraq War; and son Doug flew jets in the Navy.^ In John McCain 's first major ad buy (subscription) of the general election, he highlights his family's tradition of military service while distancing himself from hawks who would talk "tough or romantically about war."

^ It may not be a Super Tuesday in the traditional sense, but it sure is one busy day for John McCain .

^ That's not reason alone to vote for her—just as John McCain's record as a war hero alone doesn't make him qualified to be president.
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[22][305][306] .His daughter Meghan became a blogging and Twittering presence in the debate about the future of the Republican Party following the 2008 elections, and showed some of his maverick tendencies.^ Villamil also takes a swipe at Barack Obama : "In this election, there are some that talk about revising the free trade agreement with Mexico and Canada and oppose the agreement with Colombia.

^ (Feb 2008) This 2008 election is about hugely consequential things.
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^ Tags: John McCain , activism , media , 2008 , Recommended , 2008 elections , president , googlebots , Republicans ( all tags ) :: Previous Tag Versions .
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[307][308]

Writings by McCain

Books

  • Faith of My Fathers by John McCain, Mark Salter (Random House, August 1999) ISBN 0-375-50191-6 (later made into the 2005 television film Faith of My Fathers)
  • Worth the Fighting For by John McCain, Mark Salter (Random House, September 2002) ISBN 0-375-50542-3
  • Why Courage Matters: The Way to a Braver Life by John McCain, Mark Salter (Random House, April 2004) ISBN 1-4000-6030-3
  • Character Is Destiny: Inspiring Stories Every Young Person Should Know and Every Adult Should Remember by John McCain, Mark Salter (Random House, October 2005) ISBN 1-4000-6412-0
  • Hard Call: Great Decisions and the Extraordinary People Who Made Them by John McCain, Mark Salter (Hachette, August 2007) ISBN 978-0-446-58040-3

Articles and forewords

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  • "How the POW's Fought Back", by John S. McCain III, Lieut.^ "Every vet respects John McCain’s war record," Wasser says in the 30-second spot, hearkening back to retired Gen.

    ^ John McCain, how about donating some of that tax free pension you receive from the tax payer!
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    ^ How do I change the hyperlink to just say John McCain?
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    .Commander, U.S. Navy, U.S. News and World Report, May 14, 1973 (reprinted for web under different title in 2008).^ SomeStones on Thu May 29, 2008 at 05:14:47 PM PST .
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    ^ Thu May 29, 2008 at 11:14:22 AM PST .
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    ^ Thu May 29, 2008 at 01:14:16 PM PST .
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    Reprinted in Reporting Vietnam, Part Two: American Journalism 1969–1975 (The Library of America, 1998) ISBN 1-883011-59-0
  • "The Code of Conduct and the Vietnam Prisoners of War", by John S. McCain, Commander USN, National War College, April 8, 1974 (actual paper)
  • Foreword by John McCain to A Code to Keep: The True Story of America's Longest-Held Civilian POW in Vietnam by Ernest C. Brace (St. Martin's Press, 1988) ISBN 0-709-03560-8
  • Speeches of John McCain, 1988–2000
  • Foreword by John McCain to Glory Denied: The Saga of Jim Thompson, America's Longest-held Prisoner by Tom Philpott (W. W. Norton, 2001) ISBN 0-393-02012-6
  • Foreword by John McCain to The Best and the Brightest by David Halberstam (Random House, 2001 edition) ISBN 1-588-36098-9
  • Foreword by John S. McCain to Unfinished Business: Afghanistan, the Middle East and Beyond – Defusing the Dangers That Threaten America's Security by Harlan Ullman (Citadel Press, June 2002) ISBN 0-8065-2431-6
  • Foreword by John McCain and Max Cleland to Odysseus in America: Combat Trauma and the Trials of Homecoming by Jonathan Shay (Scribner, November 2002) ISBN 0-7432-1156-1
  • Foreword by John McCain to Debunking 9/11 Myths: Why Conspiracy Theories Can't Stand Up to the Facts by the Editors of Popular Mechanics (Hearst, August 2006) ISBN 1-588-16635-X
  • Introduction by John McCain to Pearl Harbor, the Day of Infamy, an Illustrated History by Dan van der Vat (Black Walnut Books, 2007) ISBN 1-897-33028-6
  • "An Enduring Peace Built on Freedom: Securing America's Future" by John McCain Foreign Affairs, November/December 2007

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  • Alexander, Paul. .Man of the People: The Life of John McCain (John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, New Jersey 2002).^ A new ad (subscription) launched nationwide today by MoveOn.org pressures John McCain to fire his chief campaign adviser, lobbyist Charlie Black .

    ^ America Meet Your New Punchline: The BlackBerry - Posted September 16, 2008 John McCain claims he is responsible for the BlackBerry.
    • John McCain - mediabistro.com: jobs, classes, community and news for media professionals 11 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.mediabistro.com [Source type: General]

    ^ According to a new attack ad out today from MoveOn.org, the John McCain campaign has several advisers with "friends" in the wrong places: oil companies.

    ISBN 0-471-22829-X.
  • Brock, David and Waldman, Paul. .Free Ride: John McCain and the Media (Anchor Books 2008).^ McCain Spreads The Love - Posted July 22, 2008 As the mainstream media globetrots with Sen.
    • John McCain - mediabistro.com: jobs, classes, community and news for media professionals 11 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.mediabistro.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Posted September 12, 2008 For two weeks since Sarah Palin was nominated as John McCain's running mate - there has been a media black out.
    • John McCain - mediabistro.com: jobs, classes, community and news for media professionals 11 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.mediabistro.com [Source type: General]

    ^ John McCain on Free Trade .
    • John McCain on the Issues 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.ontheissues.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ISBN 0-307-27940-5.
  • Drew, Elizabeth. Citizen McCain (Simon & Schuster 2002). ISBN 0-641-57240-9.
  • Feinberg, Barbara. .John McCain: Serving His Country (Millbrook Press 2000).^ If John McCain is ultimately voted in and he messes up the country in the same manner as George Bush, then what is your endorsement worth?
    • Strang Report: We Endorse John McCain 11 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.strangreport.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ John McCain will guest on Meet the Press this Sunday.
    • John McCain - mediabistro.com: jobs, classes, community and news for media professionals 11 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.mediabistro.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I pray McCain wins because he has a proven record of serving this country who endured mental-physical torture.
    • Strang Report: We Endorse John McCain 11 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.strangreport.com [Source type: Original source]

    .ISBN 0-761-31974-3.
  • Hubbell, John G. P.O.W.: A Definitive History of the American Prisoner-Of-War Experience in Vietnam, 1964–1973 (Reader's Digest Press, New York 1976).^ He is a true american hero; during the Vietnam war and in the senate.
    • McCain vs. Obama's 'Left-wing crusade': The Swamp 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.swamppolitics.com [Source type: General]

    ^ "I think I can say with authority that the prisoner of war experience is not a good prerequisite for a president of the United States."

    ^ John McCain is a great American War Hero.
    • McCain vs. Obama's 'Left-wing crusade': The Swamp 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.swamppolitics.com [Source type: General]

    ISBN 0-88349-091-9.
  • Karaagac, John. .John McCain: An Essay in Military and Political History (Lexington Books 2000).^ Senator McCain, you may be a good man and thank you for your military service, but your politics stink.
    • McCain vs. Obama's 'Left-wing crusade': The Swamp 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.swamppolitics.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Wesley Clark 's comments casting doubt on how John McCain 's military experience prepares him for the presidency must have really irked the Arizona senator.

    ^ Featured performers included Portfolio's Matt Cooper (who does a mean John McCain impression), the Barely Political...
    • John McCain - mediabistro.com: jobs, classes, community and news for media professionals 11 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.mediabistro.com [Source type: General]

    .ISBN 0-739-10171-4.
  • McCain, John and Salter, Mark, Faith of My Fathers (Random House, New York 1999).^ John McCain, a new convert.
    • John McCain - mediabistro.com: jobs, classes, community and news for media professionals 11 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.mediabistro.com [Source type: General]

    ^ TV News Snapshot: 11:21pmET - Posted November 4, 2008 John McCain: "I had the honor of calling Sen.
    • John McCain - mediabistro.com: jobs, classes, community and news for media professionals 11 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.mediabistro.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Palin is the rising star in the Republican party who John McCain recognized as the leader he needed to win the White House.
    • Strang Report: We Endorse John McCain 11 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.strangreport.com [Source type: Original source]

    ISBN 0-375-50191-6.
  • McCain, John and Salter, Mark. Worth the Fighting For (Random House, New York 2002). ISBN 0-375-50542-3.
  • Rochester, Stuart I. and Kiley, Frederick. Honor Bound: American Prisoners of War in Southeast Asia, 1961–1973 (Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Maryland 1999). ISBN 1-55750-694-9.
  • Schecter, Cliff. .The Real McCain: Why Conservatives Don't Trust Him and Why Independents Shouldn't (PoliPoint Press 2008).^ John McCain Straight-Talks Maureen Dowd Right Off the Press Plane - Posted October 1, 2008 It's not like we don't have our own numerous issues with Maureen Dowd, but kicking her off the press plane?
    • John McCain - mediabistro.com: jobs, classes, community and news for media professionals 11 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.mediabistro.com [Source type: General]

    ^ As an actual liberal, I don't think the President is much less conservative than Senator McCain.
    • McCain vs. Obama's 'Left-wing crusade': The Swamp 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.swamppolitics.com [Source type: General]

    ^ McCain doesn’t get far right votes that’s why Limbaugh and Coulter hate his guts and Lieberman loves him.
    • Mellencamp Asks McCain to Stop Using Tunes : Rolling Stone : Rock and Roll Daily 23 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.rollingstone.com [Source type: General]

    ISBN 0-979-48229-1.
  • Timberg, Robert. .John McCain: An American Odyssey (Touchstone Books, New York 1999).^ TV News Snapshot: 11:21pmET - Posted November 4, 2008 John McCain: "I had the honor of calling Sen.
    • John McCain - mediabistro.com: jobs, classes, community and news for media professionals 11 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.mediabistro.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I look at my comments on my user page, and they've all got the new John McCain sig line.
    • Daily Kos: ACTION: Searching for John McCain 23 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: General]

    ^ John McCain Votes to Filibuster Minimum Wage Hike AOL News is highly ranked on John McCain , and the minimum wage increase was incredibly popular.
    • Daily Kos: ACTION: Searching for John McCain 23 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: General]

    ISBN 0-684-86794-X. Chapter 1 available online.
  • Timberg, Robert. The Nightingale's Song (Simon & Schuster, New York 1996). ISBN 0-684-80301-1. Chapter 1 available online.
  • Welch, Matt. McCain: The Myth of a Maverick (Palgrave Macmillan 2007). ISBN 0-230-60396-3.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
John Jacob Rhodes
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Arizona's 1st congressional district

1983–1987
Succeeded by
John Jacob Rhodes III
United States Senate
Preceded by
Barry Goldwater
United States Senator (Class 3) from Arizona
1987 – present
Served alongside: Dennis DeConcini, Jon Kyl
Incumbent
Political offices
Preceded by
Daniel Inouye
D-Hawaii
Chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee
1995–1997
Succeeded by
Ben Nighthorse Campbell
R-Colorado
Preceded by
Larry Pressler
R-South Dakota
Chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee
1997–2001
Succeeded by
Ernest Hollings
D-South Carolina
Preceded by
Ernest Hollings
D-South Carolina
Chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee
2003–2005
Succeeded by
Ted Stevens
R-Alaska
Preceded by
Ben Nighthorse Campbell
R-Colorado
Chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee
2005–2007
Succeeded by
Byron Dorgan
D-North Dakota
Party political offices
Preceded by
Barry Goldwater
1980 US Senate Election
Republican Party nominee for United States Senator from Arizona
(Class 3)

1986, 1992, 1998, 2004
Most recent
Preceded by
George W. Bush
2004 Presidential Election
Republican Party presidential candidate
2008
Most recent
United States order of precedence
Preceded by
Richard Shelby
R-Alabama
United States Senators by seniority
19th
Succeeded by
Harry Reid
D-Nevada
Representatives to the 98th–111th United States Congresses from Arizona (ordered by seniority)
98th Senate: B. Goldwater | D. DeConcini House: M. Udall | E. Rudd | B. Stump | J. McCain | J. McNulty
99th Senate: B. Goldwater | D. DeConcini House: M. Udall | E. Rudd | B. Stump | J. McCain | J. Kolbe
100th Senate: D. DeConcini | J. McCain House: M. Udall | B. Stump | J. Kolbe | J. Kyl | J. J. Rhodes III
101st Senate: D. DeConcini | J. McCain House: M. Udall | B. Stump | J. Kolbe | J. Kyl | J. J. Rhodes III
102nd Senate: D. DeConcini | J. McCain House: B. Stump | J. Kolbe | J. Kyl | J. J. Rhodes III | E. Pastor
103rd Senate: D. DeConcini | J. McCain House: B. Stump | J. Kolbe | J. Kyl | E. Pastor | S. Coppersmith | K. English
104th Senate: J. McCain | J. Kyl House: B. Stump | J. Kolbe | E. Pastor | J. D. Hayworth | M. Salmon | J. Shadegg
105th Senate: J. McCain | J. Kyl House: B. Stump | J. Kolbe | E. Pastor | J. D. Hayworth | M. Salmon | J. Shadegg
106th Senate: J. McCain | J. Kyl House: B. Stump | J. Kolbe | E. Pastor | J. D. Hayworth | M. Salmon | J. Shadegg
107th Senate: J. McCain | J. Kyl House: B. Stump | J. Kolbe | E. Pastor | J. D. Hayworth | J. Shadegg | J. Flake
108th Senate: J. McCain | J. Kyl House: J. Kolbe | E. Pastor | J. D. Hayworth | J. Shadegg | J. Flake | T. Franks | R. Grijalva | R. Renzi
109th Senate: J. McCain | J. Kyl House: J. Kolbe | E. Pastor | J. D. Hayworth | J. Shadegg | J. Flake | T. Franks | R. Grijalva | R. Renzi
110th Senate: J. McCain | J. Kyl House: E. Pastor | J. Shadegg | J. Flake | T. Franks | R. Grijalva | R. Renzi | G. Giffords | H. Mitchell
111th Senate: J. McCain | J. Kyl House: E. Pastor | J. Shadegg | J. Flake | T. Franks | R. Grijalva | G. Giffords | H. Mitchell | A. Kirkpatrick

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John McCain
File:John McCain official photo


Incumbent
Assumed office 
January 3, 1987
Serving with Jon Kyl
Preceded by Barry Goldwater

Election date
November 4, 2008
Running mate Sarah Palin
Opponent(s) Barack Obama (D)
and numerous others.
Incumbent George W. Bush (R)
Preceded by George W. Bush

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Arizona's 1st district
In office
January 3, 1983 – January 3, 1987
Preceded by John Jacob Rhodes Jr.
Succeeded by John Jacob Rhodes III

Born August 29, 1936 (1936-08-29) (age 74)
Coco Solo Naval Air Station, Panama Canal Zone, Panama
Nationality American
Political party Republican
Spouse Carol Shepp (m. 1965, div. 1980)
Cindy Lou Hensley (m. 1980)
Children Douglas (b. 1959, adopted 1966),
Andrew (b. 1962, adopted 1966),
Sidney (b. 1966),
Meghan (b. 1984),
John Sidney IV "Jack" (b. 1986),
James "Jimmy" (b. 1988),
Bridget (b. 1991, adopted 1993)
Alma mater United States Naval Academy
Profession Pilot, Politician
Net Worth $40.4 million (USD)[1]
Religion Southern Baptist congregant
(Brought up Episcopalian)[2]
Website U.S. Senator John McCain: Arizona

John Sidney McCain (born August 29, 1936 in the Panama Canal Zone) is a United States Senator from Arizona. He was chosen by the Republican Party for the party's candidate in the United States presidential election, 2008. He is married to business woman Cindy McCain, his second wife.

McCain's father and grandfather served in the U.S. Navy. McCain went to the U.S. Naval Academy and later served during the Vietnam War. His plane was shot down. He was captured by the Viet Cong, a name given to the North Vietnamese military who finally took over the entire country. While captured, he was called a "POW" (Prisoner of War). He was held in prison for several years and tortured, resulting in long-term damage to his body.

= Presidential campaigns

= Later, he became a U.S. Congressman and then, in 1986, a U.S. Senator. He tried to get the Republican Party to choose him to be their candidate for President of the United States before, but George W. Bush got it. He tried again for it in 2008, and got chosen this time. He was defeated in the election on November 4 by Barack Obama. His running mate was Sarah Palin.

References

  1. Harris, Marlys. "Millionaires-in-Chief", Money (2007-12-10). Retrieved 2008-07-16. This includes assets held in his wife's name. Only approximately $50,000 in assets are held in John McCain's name.
  2. McCain was christened and raised Episcopalian. See Nichols, Hans. "McCain Keeps His Faith to Himself, at Church and in Campaign", Bloomberg (2008-04-25). He now identifies as a Baptist, although he has not been baptized as an adult, and is not an official member of the church he attends. See Warner, Greg. "McCain’s faith: Pastor describes senator as devout, but low-key", Associated Baptist Press (2008-04-08). Retrieved 2008-09-06. Also see Hornick, Ed. "McCain and Obama cite moral failures", CNN, (2008-08-16): "McCain, who was raised an Episcopalian and now identifies himself as Baptist, rarely discusses his faith." Retrieved 2008-08-16. Also see Reston, Maeve and Mehta, Seema. "Barack Obama and John McCain to Meet at Saddleback Church", Los Angeles Times, (2008-08-16): "McCain [is] an Episcopalian who attends a Baptist church in Phoenix..." Retrieved 2008-08-16.


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