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John Mccain

  1. george h.w. bush
    The Bush Family’s Struggle to Keep Up With the Conservative MovementGeorge H.W. Bush and his sons George W. and Jeb tried to stay in step with the ever-rightward drift of the conservative movement. They failed.
  2. politics
    Martha McSally Lost Her Bid for Senate, But She Could Get There AnywayJohn Kyl may soon step down from the Senate seat he was appointed to in September, and Mitch McConnell wants Martha McSally to replace him.
  3. the kavanaugh hearings
    Fear of a 2020 Primary May Have Made Lindsey Graham Go Feral Over KavanaughPerhaps private sycophancy towards Trump wasn’t protecting Graham’s flanks back home, so he went with public rage towards Trump’s enemies.
  4. politics
    What Happened to Lindsey Graham?Once defined by his loathing for Trump, he’s now all-in for the president. Why?
  5. donald trump
    Lindsay Graham’s Latest Mission: Encouraging Trump’s Blood LustOnce part of the jolly, bipartisan Three Amigos, Graham is now very focused on feeding Trump’s most hawkish impulses.
  6. the national circus
    Frank Rich: The Anonymous White House Official Is a Collaborator, Not a ResisterThe Times op-ed reads like a defense document offered in case a Nuremberg-like legal reckoning ever comes about.
  7. politics
    Former Senator Jon Kyl Will Replace McCain in the SenateKyl is only a short-term replacement, as the 76-year-old has no interest in serving past 2020.
  8. Speeches and Scenes From John McCain’s Memorial in Washington D.C.Speakers, including former presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush, celebrated McCain’s life on Saturday.
  9. john mccain
    John McCain’s Service in Vietnam Was a TragedyOur government put the young McCain in harm’s way — and subjected him to unspeakable suffering — in service of an indefensible cause.
  10. Scenes From John McCain’s Memorial: Biden Remembers Senator as ‘a Brother’As services for McCain moved from Arizona to Washington, Trump — who isn’t invited — held a raucous rally in Indiana, as planned.
  11. Trump Aides Decided to Go Ahead With Rally Despite McCain MemorialsThe White House reportedly considered canceling Trump’s rally in Indiana on Thursday night, but what’s one more controversy?
  12. john mccain
    Report: Sarah Palin Wasn’t Invited to John McCain’s FuneralMcCain’s former running mate, like President Trump, will have to watch on TV.
  13. GOPers Balk at Honoring John McCain instead of Segregationist DemocratIt’s not Richard B. Russell’s fellow Democrats but Republicans who are hesitant about renaming a Senate building to honor McCain.
  14. John McCain Tried to Save the Republican Party From Itself, and Was CrushedTwo decades ago, McCain made the only serious attempt to arrest the party’s long rightward lurch. His defeat still lingers.
  15. That Time McCain Almost Switched Parties to Become the Democratic VP CandidateMcCain thought about breaking with his party twice, and defying its orthodoxies a third time, but was never that maverick-y.
  16. Republican Senator: McCain ‘Partially to Blame’ for Trump Flag DisputeIt takes two to tangle, even if only one of the parties is currently alive.
  17. white house flag
    White House Lowers Flag Back to Half-staff for McCain After Day of OutrageAfter enduring a barrage of criticism, President Trump did the absolute minimum to commemorate a man he clearly despised.
  18. How John McCain’s Death Will Reshape the SenateMitch McConnell’s job is about to get easier.
  19. Federal Building Named After Segregationist Might Be Renamed After McCainIt’s time to remove the name of the genteel racist Richard Russell from the Senate’s oldest office building. Giving it McCain’s is a good pretext.
  20. Trump Reportedly Nixed Statement That Called McCain a ‘Hero’Instead, he tweeted two lines expressing his “deepest sympathies” to the McCain family, then stayed quiet as he spent Sunday golfing.
  21. Tributes and Remembrances Roll In for John McCainThe Arizona senator left a complex legacy, but was personally beloved by fellow lawmakers, colleagues, and reporters.
  22. rip
    Senator John McCain Dead at 81The iconic senator survived more than five years as a P.O.W. and more than three decades as a member of Congress.
  23. John McCain Ceases Cancer Treatment, Prepares for the EndThe “progress of disease and the inexorable advance of age render their verdict,” the senator’s family said in a statement.
  24. departures
    Trump Aide Who Mocked ‘Dying’ McCain Is Out — But White House Still Isn’t SorryKelly Sadler might have been fired over an internal fight about the McCain leak, but she isn’t being punished for the joke itself.
  25. Looks Like Republicans Will Avoid a Special Election for McCain’s SeatGOP Governor Doug Ducey will name a successor to John McCain if he vacates his Senate seat, who will likely not face voters until 2020.
  26. HBO’s John McCain Documentary Is Both Reverent and CandidJohn McCain: For Whom the Bell Tolls is fairly honest about McCain’s sins as well as his strengths.
  27. Gina Haspel Set to Be CIA Director After Several Democrats Back HerMcCain urged fellow senators not to confirm Haspel. All he accomplished was highlighting the Trump administration’s refusal to apologize.
  28. Following Trump’s Lead, White House Will Not Apologize for McCain ‘Dying’ RemarkThough Kelly Sadler told Meghan McCain that she’d offer a public mea culpa, and even Republicans are criticizing the White House.
  29. Five White House Staffers Leak Meeting About White House LeaksPresumably there will also be leaks from the meeting about stopping the leaks from leak meetings.
  30. White House Aide on McCain’s Opposition to Haspel: ‘He’s Dying Anyway’Cindy McCain chided communications official Kelly Sadler following reports that she joked about the senator’s battle with brain cancer.
  31. John McCain Urges Senate to Reject Gina Haspel for CIA DirectorThe Arizona senator, who is home battling brain cancer, said, “Her refusal to acknowledge torture’s immorality is disqualifying.”
  32. Hatch Apologizes to McCain for Suggesting Trump Should Attend His FuneralEven one of the president’s most zealous supporters realized he was out of line on this one.
  33. Hatch: It’s ‘Ridiculous’ That John McCain Didn’t Invite Trump to His FuneralOrrin Hatch can’t understand why McCain wouldn’t want a draft dodger — who mocked him for being a POW — at his burial.
  34. power
    Senator John McCain Doesn’t Want Donald Trump at His FuneralThe senator is apparently thinking about his dying wishes.
  35. McCain Regrets His Palin Pick for the Wrong ReasonsHe still won’t draw a connection between his decision and the GOP’s descent into nihilism.
  36. Conservatives Plan One More Obamacare Repeal Effort Before the Midterm WaveGOP congressional leaders have mostly packed it in for 2018. But conservatives, with White House support, may try one last time to repeal Obamacare.
  37. For Dems, Close Counts in Horseshoes, Hand Grenades, & AZ-08’s Special ElectionIn Arizona’s heavily Republican Eighth District, an upset like Pennsylvania’s is unlikely, but a close race could be a good sign for Democrats.
  38. Trump Can Win in 2020. But History Tells Us It Won’t Be Easy.Yes, incumbents usually have an advantage. They usually are more popular than Donald J. Trump though.
  39. Senate Republicans Push Back on Trump Plan to Cancel Spending“It’s going nowhere,” said Lindsey Graham.
  40. The Most Boring Man in Minnesota Is Running for Governor AgainAfter repeatedly whiffing in national politics, Tim Pawlenty is running for governor again.
  41. Phil Bredesen and Democrats’ Long-Shot Effort to Win Back the SenateA new poll in Tennessee shows a Democrat with a solid lead in a bid to flip a GOP Senate seat.
  42. Senate Votes Down Every Immigration ProposalTrump’s own proposal and a bipartisan compromise that he angrily opposed both went down in the Senate.
  43. Even a Healthy McCain Couldn’t Broker a Good Immigration Deal in the Trump EraMcCain’s vision of comprehensive immigration reform is missed in Washington, but wouldn’t prevail in this Congress.
  44. House GOP Passes Spending Bill Aimed at Shifting Shutdown Blame to DemocratsSince real negotiations have failed, the government is probably shutting down on Friday — and now it’s all about the blame game.
  45. Like a Lot of Republicans, Pawlenty Is Giving a 2018 Senate Race a PassAn open Senate seat in his home state wasn’t enough to lure the former governor and self-styled “Sam’s Club Republican” into another race.
  46. Arpaio’s Senate Candidacy Is Not Just a Bad JokeSheriff Joe Arpaio lost his job in 2016 and then was pardoned by Donald Trump. Now he’s running for the Senate and has some serious support.
  47. Ghoulish Arizona Republicans Jockey for John McCain’s Senate SeatThe 81-year-old has cancer, but he’s not dead yet.
  48. McCain to Miss Pivotal Senate Tax Vote After Chemotherapy ComplicationsHe’s going home to Arizona after several days in the hospital.
  49. John McCain Asked for More Followers. He Got #UnfollowMcCain.This is why you don’t ask for more follows.
  50. John McCain Caps Political Career by Declaring Himself a FraudThe Trump tax cuts are a violation of the senator’s stated principles. He plans to vote for them anyway.
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