Senator John McCain

Trump Basks in McCain Takedown, Says Rivals Envious of Rise

Republican presidential candidate and businessman Donald Trump speaks at FreedomFest in Las Vegas.(AP Photo/John Locher, File)

WASHINGTON — Republicans' swift condemnation of Donald Trump's disparaging comments about Sen. John McCain's military service marks a turning point in the party's cautious approach to the billionaire-turned-presidential candidate. But Trump simply may not care; indeed he seemed to bask in his McCain takedown. After dismissing McCain's reputati... more

McCain Wages a New National Campaign, To Define His Legacy

In this May 22, 2009, file photo Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. waves as he is acknowledged by President Barack Obama at the United States Naval Academy graduation ceremony in Annapolis, Md. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

WASHINGTON — Sen. John McCain is waging another national campaign — this time, to define his legacy. After two unsuccessful presidential bids, the 78-year-old former Navy pilot and Vietnam prisoner of war has rebounded as the chairman of the powerful Senate Armed Services Committee. The post gives the Arizona Republican a significant say on nat... more

McCain Taps Former Speech Writer to Direct Defense Panel Staff

The parlor game of where ‘will the top staff member of the Senate Armed Services Committee go’ can be declared over. Peter Levine will be heading over to the Pentagon, where almost all long-time Democratic staff have headed since the Obama administration took power. He may be taking the newly created post of chief management officer, we hear. S... more

Numerous Sports Teams Involved in 'Paid Patriotism,' Senators Say

Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake of Arizona during a press event on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015, stand beside a billboard touting the results of a report questioning a Pentagon program that doles out millions of dollars to professional sports

Many of those heart-rending tributes to the troops at ballparks and football stadiums came with a pricetag to the Defense Department for well-planned public relations efforts to boost recruiting and funding to the military, two senators charged Wednesday. "Americans deserve the ability to assume that tributes for our men and women in military u... more

McCain Wants Tough Penalty for 'Deserter' Bergdahl

This photo provided by Eugene R. Fidell shows Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl preparing to be interviewed by Army investigators in August, 2014. (AP Photo/Eugene R. Fidell)

PELHAM, N.H. -- Former Vietnam POW and U.S. Sen. John McCain tells the Herald he'll call a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee if accused Army deserter Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is allowed to avoid prison -- a potential power play Bergdahl's attorney calls "unlawful" and "deeply disturbing." "If it comes out that he has no punishment, we're... more

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