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

McCain: Trump Owes Apology to Veterans, Not to Him

Senator John McCain

WASHINGTON -- Sen. John McCain said Monday that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump doesn't need to apologize to him for remarks about his captivity in Vietnam, but should tell veterans he's sorry. Appearing in a nationally broadcast interview, the Arizona Republican said, "When Mr. Trump says he prefers to be with people who are no... more

Election Could Hand McCain Armed Services Gavel

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.

WASHINGTON — It may not be on the ballot, but this midterm election will decide who leads one of Congress' most important military committees. If the polling holds, the Senate will be welcoming John McCain as the new Armed Services chairman come January, along with the experience and political fireworks he is likely to bring to the dais. The p... more

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