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John Mccain

  1. Romney Takes Trump to the Woodshed, Calls for Presidential ApologyThe 2012 GOP nominee unambiguously condemns Trump’s remarks about Charlottesville and calls for an extremely unlikely retraction and apology.
  2. GOP Senator: McCain’s Brain Tumor May Have Affected Health-Care Vote“He has a brain tumor right now — that vote occurred at 1:30 in the morning, some of that might have factored in,” Senator Ron Johnson said.
  3. last night on late night
    Al Franken Tells Colbert About That Time McCain Voted ‘No’ on ‘Skinny Repeal’Senator Franken suspected it might happen when he noticed a certain vice-president missing.
  4. The GOP’s Latest Health-Care GambitThis last-gasp effort at a GOP-only bill mostly gives states the flexibility to cut health-care services, while threatening insurance-market chaos.
  5. What If McCain Had Said ‘Yes’ to the ‘Skinny Repeal’?If the climactic vote on the “skinny repeal” had gone the other way, the result would have probably been the same: GOP failure, with much time lost.
  6. Is Kasich Preparing a Primary Challenge to Trump in 2020?Kasich has never bent the knee to Trump. But viable primary challengers to sitting presidents come from the fever swamps, not the sensible center.
  7. It’s an Abomination That 49 GOP Senators Voted for ‘Skinny Repeal’Republicans came within one vote of passing a health-care bill that they wrote over lunch — and admitted was a “disaster.” That’s a national crisis.
  8. interesting times
    A Week of ReckoningConsider the violence the president has done to the structures of American democracy in just the past seven days.
  9. GOP Health-Care Drive Ends Not With a Bang But a WhimperRepublicans couldn’t come up with a workable health-care plan, so they kept kicking the can down the road. The road finally ended in the Senate today.
  10. the national interest
    Confused Republican Senators Explain Why They Will Vote for Repeal ‘Disaster’John McCain calls for bipartisanship, votes to prevent it from happening.
  11. 7 Senate Republicans Help Kill GOP’s Obamacare Repeal BillA second major GOP Obamacare repeal bill, the one Congress passed in 2015, was handily defeated by the Senate.
  12. GOP Lawmakers Break With Trump on Transgender Military BanSeveral senators have called out the ban, saying any qualified American should be able to serve in the military.
  13. mavericks
    McCain Didn’t Really Vote for a Bill He Attacked. His ‘Yes’ Was Still Bizarre.Technically, the vote wasn’t about the legislation itself — but it was about advancing the irregular Senate process he so passionately decried.
  14. McCain Gives Heroic Speech Denouncing Terrible Thing That He Just Voted ForThe senator calls on his colleagues to abandon their indefensible approach to Obamacare repeal — minutes after voting to let them keep at it.
  15. Senate GOP Advances Health-Care Bill(s) to DebateSenate Republicans don’t know what their health-care bill is, or what it does, but they just voted to advance it to debate.
  16. John McCain Is Returning to the Senate, Probably to Help Destroy ObamacareHis return on Tuesday, following surgery and a diagnosis of brain cancer, shows Republicans think they’re close to reviving their health-care bill.
  17. McConnell Schedules Leap-Into-the-Unknown Health-Care Vote for TuesdayIt could be a bluff, or McConnell may have something up his sleeve, but at this point, it seems he’s planning a vote he’ll probably lose.
  18. Six Questions About the Senate Health-Care Bill As the Endgame ApproachesThe GOP is still struggling for votes to bring up health-care legislation. If that succeeds, the deal-making and rules-breaking will get serious.
  19. awful things
    McCain’s Former Primary Foe Calls for Him to Resign, Citing Cancer DiagnosisShe also offered to take his seat. Her remarks didn’t go over very well.
  20. Here Is Where Things Stand With the Senate Health-Care BillMcConnell doesn’t have the votes to pass any version of it. But, in theory, he does have an incredibly narrow path to success.
  21. John McCain Diagnosed With Brain CancerDoctors discovered a brain tumor during surgery to remove a blood clot last week.
  22. McCain’s Recovery May Take Longer Than Expected, Dimming Health Bill’s ProspectsThe vote has already been delayed by at least a week, and each day its passage becomes less likely.
  23. obamacare repeal
    Vote on GOP Health-Care Bill Delayed While McCain Recovers from Sudden SurgeryMcCain is expected to recover, but the same can’t be said for the GOP’s haphazard efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare.
  24. The Pentagon Is Preparing to Send 4,000 More U.S. Troops to AfghanistanThere are currently 8,400 U.S. troops in the country, along with 5,000 NATO soldiers.
  25. Kamala Harris Pummels Jeff Sessions So Badly John McCain Has to Stop HerSenator forces Sessions to admit his “policy” of not talking about what Trump said is not really a policy.
  26. The 9 Biggest Revelations From James Comey’s Testimony on TrumpTo name just one: The FBI director believes that Trump’s actions may have constituted obstruction of justice.
  27. politics
    Kamala Harris Cut Off, Told to Be Courteous During Trump Russia HearingSenator Richard Burr cut in while she was questioning Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
  28. Senate Dems Looking for 3 Republicans Brave Enough to Help Them Get Russia ProbeBy holding confirmation of a Comey successor hostage to an independent-inquiry demand.
  29. A Few Republican Senators Helped Save an Obama-Era Climate RuleIt prevents the venting of methane — a potent greenhouse gas — at drilling sites.
  30. John McCain Called Kim Jong-un a ‘Crazy Fat Kid’ and North Korea Is PissedA spokesman for Pyongyang called McCain’s remarks a “severe provocation” tantamount to a declaration of war.
  31. feuds
    A Brief History of John McCain and Rand Paul’s Sick BurnsThe two have been trading pot shots for years.
  32. politics
    McCain: Trump Should Prove Wiretapping Claim or Retract ItHe also believes that, with regards to the Trump campaign and Russia, there are “a lot more shoes to drop from this centipede.”
  33. politics
    McCain Keeps Criticizing Trump, Warns Against Attacks on PressHe warned that suppressing the media is “how dictators get started,” though he mostly avoided direct references to the president.
  34. politics
    John McCain the Republican vs. John McCain the PatriotThe senator (ambivalently, agonizingly) takes on the president.
  35. roll clip!
    Ashton Kutcher Blew a Kiss at John McCain in a Senate HearingHe’s “better looking in the movies,” McCain said.
  36. John McCain Makes Nice With Australia After Trump’s ‘Unnecessary’ DisputeThe Arizona senator called Australia’s ambassador to express his “unwavering support for the U.S.-Australia alliance.”
  37. John McCain Not Happy With Trump’s NSC Shake-up or the Entry BanThe Republican senator doesn’t think that Steve Bannon should have a permanent invitation to the National Security Council’s most important meeting.
  38. Will McCain Sue Trump for Trying to Bring Back Torture?It could be a test of the willingness of both Congress and the courts to restrain the new president.
  39. Trump Asks If We Are ‘Living in Nazi Germany,’ As Priebus Denies Russia Leak“I have nothing to do with Russia — no deals, no loans, no nothing!”
  40. the national interest
    The GOP Congress Is Out of the Checks-and-Balances Business“I will not discuss President-elect Donald Trump,” says famous straight-talker.
  41. trump transition
    John McCain Warns Trump Not to Bring Back TortureMike Pence responded, “We’re going to have a president who will never say what we’ll never do.”
  42. politics
    6 Surprising Champions of Women From the 2016 ElectionTrump’s remarks about women have made him some surprising enemies.
  43. John McCain Announced the Dawn of a New Winner-Take-All Era in WashingtonSenator McCain’s promise not to approve a Democratic president’s Supreme Court pick portends some big changes.
  44. the national interest
    McCain Vows Supreme Court Blockade Will Continue Through Clinton’s PresidencyConstitutional crises everywhere.
  45. Trump’s New Strategy Is to Make Liberals Too Depressed to Leave Their HomesTrump has given up on swing voters. Now he just wants to fling mud at Clinton until her voters are demoralized and his base is fired up.
  46. John McCain Is Now Campaigning As a Check on President Hillary Clinton“If Hillary Clinton is elected president, Arizona will need a senator who will act as a check, not a rubber stamp,” McCain says in a new video.
  47. Trump Is Warning That the Election Will Be Rigged. So Did John McCain in 2008.Trump’s attacks on the legitimacy of our democracy are dangerous. They’re also one of the most traditionally “Republican” aspects of his campaign.
  48. the national interest
    Donald Trump Refuses to Endorse Paul Ryan, John McCain, Kelly AyotteOn the one hand, he’s crazy, but on the other hand, he’s vengeful.
  49. Donald Trump Keeps Hitting Khans, Parents to Army Captain Killed in IraqThe parents of a fallen U.S. Army captain appeared on TV again Monday morning, and Trump tweeted his disapproval.
  50. Convention Bounce: A Love That Doesn’t Always LastJust ask Jimmy Carter — or John McCain.
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