McCain ends 81-year journey with burial at Naval Academy

WASHINGTON (AP) — John McCain is being laid to rest at the U.S. Naval Academy after a five-day procession that served as a final call to arms for a nation he warned could lose its civility and sense of shared purpose. The private ceremony in Annapolis, Maryland, was as carefully planned as the rest of […]

John McCain’s mother, now 106, a maverick in her own way

WASHINGTON (AP) — John McCain’s rebellious streak didn’t come out of nowhere. His mother, Roberta, had a habit of speeding behind the wheel and racking up tickets. When told during a trip to Europe that she was too old to rent a car, she went out and bought a Peugeot. Her son once answered the […]

Services for McCain set for Phoenix, Washington, Annapolis

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John McCain’s service to his country began more than six decades ago at the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis and will end there in a cemetery overlooking Maryland’s Severn River. A private burial service next Sunday will conclude nearly a week of events honoring the Navy aviator, prisoner of war, congressman, […]

Presidents, lawmakers honor McCain’s life of service

WASHINGTON (AP) — Presidents and lawmakers from both parties honored Sen. John McCain’s decades of service to his country in the hours after his death Saturday. President Donald Trump, who once criticized McCain for being taken prisoner during the Vietnam War, said his “deepest sympathies and respect” went out to McCain’s family. McCain, 81, died […]

War hero and presidential candidate John McCain has died

WASHINGTON (AP) — Arizona Sen. John McCain, the war hero who became the GOP’s standard-bearer in the 2008 election, has died. He was 81. His office says McCain died Saturday. He had battled brain cancer. In 1967, his plane was shot down on a bombing mission over North Vietnam. He was severely injured and spent […]

Despite cancer, McCain’s maverick ways press on in tweets

PHOENIX (AP) — Sen. John McCain’s legacy was thrust into focus nearly one year ago when he announced his brain cancer diagnosis. The six-term Senator and decorated Vietnam War veteran is now fighting the illness from his beloved Arizona, and filling the role of one of the few Congressional Republican voices to publicly rebuke Trump […]

United States Senator Rand Paul’s Statement Why He Opposes the Graham/Cassidy “ObamaCare Lite” Bill

Washington, D.C., September 22 – United States Senator Rand Paul, Republican of Kentucky, issued a full statement explaining why he opposes the Graham/Cassidy “ObamaCare Lite” repeal proposal. Paul released his statement on September 20. Arizona Republican Senator John McCain announced his opposition to the proposed legislation today. United States Senator Rand Paul’s Statement: “No one […]

Senator McCain critical of Trump’s pardon of Arpaio, while Arizona’s Governor, Congressman supportive

PHOENIX (AP) — U.S. Sen. John McCain of Arizona is voicing his displeasure at President Donald Trump’s pardon of the former Phoenix metro area sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was convicted of a misdemeanor contempt-of-court charge for defying a judge’s orders that he stop conducting immigration patrols. Arpaio was facing the prospect of jail time at […]

McCain’s brain tumor is particularly aggressive type

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John McCain’s tumor is one of the most aggressive forms of brain cancer, and his family and doctors are deliberating next treatment options. The senator had undergone surgery last week to have a blood clot removed from above his left eye, and that clot turned out to be a sign that […]

McConnell delays vote on health care after McCain surgery

WASHINGTON (AP) — Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Saturday he will delay consideration of health care legislation in the Senate, after Sen. John McCain’s announced absence following surgery left Republicans short of votes on their marquee legislation. McConnell’s announcement amounted to another setback for GOP efforts, promoted by President Donald Trump, to repeal and replace […]