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John McCain

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John McCain

Senior United States Senator from Arizona add

Category: Politics

Born in 1936.

Countries: United States (67%), (7%), Arizona (6%)

Main connections: Barack Obama, Sarah Palin, George W. Bush

Linked to: The New York Times, The Washington Post, Associated Press, The Arizona Republic




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John McCain was born in 1936 add something


In 1951, the family settled in Northern Virginia, and McCain attended &Episcopal_High_School_(Alexandria,_Virginia), a private preparatory boarding school in Alexandria,_Virginia add something


He excelled at wrestling and graduated in 1954 add something


Cindy McCain - "'Cindy Lou Hensley McCain"' is an American businesswoman, and philanthropist, and the wife of United States Senator and 2008 Republican presidential nominee John McCain of Arizona


McCain followed his father and grandfather, both four-star admirals, into the United States Navy, graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1958 add something


McCain began as a sub-par flier who was at times careless and reckless; during the early-to-mid 1960s, the planes he was flying crashed twice and once collided with power lines, but he received no major injuries add something


On July 3, 1965, McCain married Carol Shepp, a model originally from Philadelphia add something


Vietnam War - During the Vietnam War, he was almost killed in the 1967 USS "Forrestal" fire add something


On July 29, 1967, McCain, by a lieutenant commander, was near the center of the "Forrestal" fire add something


In October 1967, while on a bombing mission over Hanoi , he was shot down, seriously injured, and captured by the North Vietnamese add something


By having lost , in a chest cast, and with his hair turned white, McCain was sent to a different camp on the outskirts of Hanoi in December 1967, into a cell with two other Americans who did not expect him to live a week add something


In March 1968, McCain was put into solitary confinement, where he would remain for two years add something


In August 1968, a program of severe torture began on McCain add something


The settlement included two houses, and financial support for her ongoing medical treatments due to her 1969 car accident; they would remain on good terms add something


McCain and other prisoners cheered the U.S. "Christmas Bombing" campaign of December 1972, viewing it as a forceful measure to push North Vietnam to terms add something


He was a prisoner of war until 1973 add something


The book traces McCain's family background and childhood, covers his time at Annapolis and his service before and during the Vietnam War, concluding with his release from captivity in 1973 add something


Having been rehabilitated, by late 1974, McCain had his flight status reinstated, and in 1976 he became commanding officer of a training squadron stationed in Florida add something


In April 1979, McCain met Cindy Lou Hensley, a teacher from Phoenix, Arizona, whose father had founded a large beer distributorship add something


Cindy McCain - Hensley met John McCain in April 1979 at a military reception in Hawaii


After being investigated and largely exonerated in a political influence scandal of the 1980s as a member of the Keating Five, he made campaign finance reform one of his signature concerns, which eventually led to the passage of the McCain-Feingold Act in 2002 add something


They began dating, and he urged his wife Carol to grant him a divorce, which she did in February 1980, with the uncontested divorce taking effect in April 1980 add something


Cindy McCain - She married John McCain in 1980 and they had three children together, in addition to adopting another


He retired from the Navy as a captain in 1981 and moved to Arizona, where he entered politics add something


McCain retired from the Navy on April 1, 1981 as a captain add something


Elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1982, he served two terms, and was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1986, winning re-election easily four times, most recently in 2010 add something


In 1982, McCain ran as a Republican for an open seat in Arizona's 1st congressional district add something


John Jacob Rhodes - His retirement opened the door to a hotly contested Republican primary and a general election that resulted in the victory of John McCain in 1982


Average includes all years beginning with 1983 in House, collected from various parts of ADA website and calculated on spreadsheet add something


In 1983, McCain was elected to lead the incoming group of Republican representatives, and was assigned to the House Committee on Interior Affairs add something


In 1984, McCain and Cindy had their first child together, daughter Meghan, followed two years later by son John Sidney IV, and in 1988 by son James add something


McCain won re-election to the House easily in 1984, and gained a spot on the House Foreign Affairs Committee add something


Nick Bacon - While there, he was the co-originator of the Med-Vet Healthcare Program in Phoenix and participated in John McCain's 1986 political campaign in which McCain was first elected to the U.S. Senate


In 1987, McCain was one of the five senators whom Keating contacted in order to prevent the government's seizure of Lincoln, and McCain met twice with federal regulators to discuss the government's investigation of Lincoln add something


Barry Goldwater - Arizona Senator John McCain, who had succeeded Goldwater in the Senate in 1987, summed up Goldwater's legacy, "He transformed the Republican Party from an Eastern elitist organization to the breeding ground for the election of Ronald Reagan


From the late 1990s until 2008, McCain was a board member of Project Vote Smart which was set up by Richard Kimball, his 1986 Senate opponent add something


He is known for his work towards restoring diplomatic relations with Vietnam in the 1990s, and for his belief that the war in Iraq should be fought to a successful conclusion add something


Tammy Bruce - Bruce's website describes her as a "gay, pro-choice, gun owning, pro-death penalty, Tea Party Independent Conservative" who "worked on a number of Democratic campaigns in 1990s, including the 1992 Boxer and Feinstein senate races and the Clinton for President campaign" and "also has a history of supporting Republicans as well, including President Reagan, both Presidents Bush and, quite reluctantly, John McCain during the 2008 presidential campaign


In 1991, Cindy McCain brought an abandoned three-month old girl needing medical treatment to the U.S. from a Bangladeshi orphanage run by Mother Teresa add something


In 1993 and 1994, McCain voted to confirm President Clinton's nominees Stephen Breyer and Ruth Bader Ginsburg whom he considered to be qualified for the U.S. Supreme Court add something


In 1993, McCain opposed military operations in Somalia add something


Since January 1993, McCain has been Chairman of the International Republican Institute, an organization partly funded by the U.S. Government that supports the emergence of political democracy worldwide add something


Starting in 1994, he worked with Democratic Wisconsin Senator Russ Feingold on campaign finance reform; their McCain-Feingold bill attempted to put limits on "soft money" add something


Dov Hikind - Hikind has broken ranks with his party before, most notably in his endorsement of Republican candidates George Pataki for governor in 1994, George W. Bush, John McCain, and Mitt Romney for president


John Kerry - In 1994 the Senate passed a resolution, sponsored by Kerry and fellow Vietnam veteran John McCain, that called for an end to the existing trade embargo against Vietnam; it was intended to pave the way for normalization


Helped by McCain's efforts, in 1995 the U.S. normalized diplomatic relations with Vietnam add something


Another target of his was pork barrel spending by Congress, and he actively supported the Line Item Veto Act of 1996, which gave the president power to veto individual spending items but was ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court in 1998 add something


In the 1996 presidential election, McCain was again on the short list of possible vice-presidential picks, this time for Republican nominee Bob Dole add something


In 1997, McCain became chairman of the powerful Senate Commerce Committee; he was criticized for accepting funds from corporations and businesses under the committee's purview, but in response said the small contributions he received were not part of the big-money nature of the campaign finance problem add something


In 1998, Janet Reno was the Attorney General of the United States add something


McCain took on the tobacco industry in 1998, proposing legislation that would increase cigarette taxes in order to fund anti-smoking campaigns, discourage teenage smokers, increase money for health research studies, and help states pay for smoking-related health care costs add something


McCain won re-election to a third senate term in November 1998, prevailing in a landslide over his Democratic opponent, environmental lawyer Ed Ranger add something


In the February 1999 Senate trial following the impeachment of Bill Clinton, McCain voted to convict the president on both the perjury and obstruction of justice counts, saying Clinton had violated his sworn oath of office add something


Kosovo War - In March 1999, McCain voted to approve the NATO bombing campaign against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, saying that the ongoing genocide of the Kosovo War must be stopped and criticizing past Clinton administration inaction add something


In August 1999, McCain's memoir "Faith of My Fathers", co-authored with Mark Salter, was published; a reviewer observed that its appearance "seems to have been timed to the unfolding Presidential campaign add something


McCain announced his candidacy for president on September 27, 1999 in Nashua, New Hampshire, saying he was staging "a fight to take our government back from the power brokers and special interests, and return it to the people and the noble cause of freedom it was created to serve" add something


Barone, Michael; Ujifusa, Grant; Cohen, Richard E. "The Almanac of American Politics, 2000" , 112 add something


He has been treated for a type of skin cancer called melanoma, and an operation in 2000 for that condition left a noticeable mark on the left side of his face add something


McCain ran for the Republican presidential nomination in 2000 but lost a heated primary season contest to George W. Bush add something


On February 1, 2000, he won New Hampshire's primary with 49 percent of the vote to Bush's 30 percent add something


With little hope of overcoming Bush's delegate lead, McCain withdrew from the race on March 9, 2000 add something


Bud Day - Day is an active member of the Florida Republican Party, was involved in the 527 group Swift Vets and POWs for Truth, and campaigned with John McCain in 2000 and 2008


Frank Schaeffer - He added that he was a Republican until 2000, working for Senator John McCain in that year's primaries, but that after the 2000 election he re-registered as an independent


Jim Durkin - In 2000, Durkin was state chairman for U.S. Senator John McCain's presidential campaign in Illinois, and in 2007, Illinois co-chair and national legislative co-chair for McCain's second presidential campaign


Colin Powell - In the 2000 U.S. presidential election Powell campaigned for Senator John McCain and later Texas Governor George W. Bush after the latter secured the Republican nomination


Ashwin Madia - In the 2000 presidential race, Madia volunteered for Senator John McCain


Georgette Mosbacher - She served as national co-chairman of John McCain's 2000 presidential campaign and is co-chair of the Republican National Committee's Finance Committee


Sarah Steelman - Steelman endorsed John McCain for president in 2000, and briefly considered running for the U.S. Senate in November 2002 against Senator Jean Carnahan, but instead she opted to run for re-election to her seat in the state Senate


Beginning in 2001, McCain used political capital gained from his presidential run, as well as improved legislative skills and relationships with other members, to become one of the Senate's most influential members add something


Breaking from his 2001 and 2003 votes, McCain supported the Bush tax cut extension in May 2006, saying not to do so would amount to a tax increase add something


McCain began 2001 by breaking with the new George W. Bush administration on a number of matters, including HMO reform, climate change, and gun legislation; McCain-Feingold was opposed by Bush as well add something


In May 2001, McCain was one of only two Senate Republicans to vote against the Bush tax cuts add something


In March 2002, McCain-Feingold passed in both Houses of Congress and was signed into law by President Bush add something


He stated that Iraq was "a clear and present danger to the United States of America", and voted accordingly for the Iraq War Resolution in October 2002 add something


Evan Bayh - Iraq War - On October 2, 2002, Bayh joined President George W. Bush and Congressional leaders in a Rose Garden ceremony announcing their agreement on the joint resolution authorizing the Iraq War, and was thanked by Bush and Senator John McCain for co-sponsoring the resolution


Evan Bayh - On October 2, 2002, Bayh joined President George W. Bush and Congressional leaders in a Rose Garden ceremony announcing their agreement on the joint resolution authorizing the Iraq War, and was thanked by Bush and Senator John McCain for co-sponsoring the resolution


In May 2003, McCain voted against the second round of Bush tax cuts, saying it was unwise at a time of war add something


In October 2003, McCain and Lieberman co-sponsored the Climate Stewardship Act that would have introduced a cap and trade system aimed at returning greenhouse gas emissions to 2000 levels; the bill was defeated with 55 votes to 43 in the Senate add something


By November 2003, after a trip to Iraq, he was publicly questioning Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, saying that more U.S. troops were needed; the following year, McCain announced that he had lost confidence in Rumsfeld add something


In the 2004 U.S. presidential election campaign, McCain was once again frequently mentioned for the vice-presidential slot, only this time as part of the Democratic ticket under nominee John Kerry add something


McCain was up for re-election as Senator in 2004 add something


By August 2004, McCain had the best favorable-to-unfavorable rating of any national politician; he campaigned for Bush much more than he had four years previously, though the two remained situational allies rather than friends add something


Jimmy LaSalvia - LaSalvia left the Log Cabin Republicans, feeling that they had drifted too far to the left after they refused to endorse President George W. Bush for reelection in 2004, and only barely voted to endorse Senator John McCain in his 2008 Presidential campaign


By 2005 and 2006, McCain was pushing for amendments to the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act that would limit creation of off-reservation casinos, as well as limiting the movement of tribes across state lines to build casinos add something


McCain has addressed concerns about his age and past health concerns, stating in 2005 that his health was "excellent" add something


The Secure America and Orderly Immigration Act was never voted on in 2005, while the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2006 passed the Senate in May 2006 but failed in the House add something


In May 2005, McCain led the so-called Gang of 14 in the Senate, which established a compromise that preserved the ability of senators to filibuster judicial nominees, but only in "extraordinary circumstances" add something


George Thomas Coker - Coker is one of the names of fellow POW's that future Senator John McCain recites in the 2005 film, "Faith of My Fathers"; a film based on the 1999 McCain memoir of the same title, "Faith of My Fathers"


Ted Kennedy - Kennedy was chair of the United States Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Refugees, and in 2005, Kennedy teamed with Republican Senator John McCain on the Secure America and Orderly Immigration Act


George Thomas Coker - Senator John McCain's letter of endorsement to Coker's Distinguished Eagle Scout nomination, June 1, 2005


This stance, among others, led to McCain being named by "Time" magazine in 2006 as one of America's 10 Best Senators add something


Colin Powell - He backed Senators John Warner, John McCain and Lindsey Graham in their statement that U.S. military and intelligence personnel in future wars will suffer for abuses committed in 2006 by the U.S. in the name of fighting terrorism


Democratic Party (United States) - Since 2006, Democratic candidate Barack Obama has called for a "surge" of troops into Afghanistan and, since 2008, Republican candidate John McCain has called for a "surge"


Tom Coburn - On April 6, 2006, Coburn and Senators Barack Obama, Thomas Carper and John McCain introduced the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006


George Allen (U.S. politician) - In an insider survey by "National Journal" a year later, in May 2006, Allen had dropped to second place, and John McCain held a 3-to-1 lead over Allen


Colin Powell - In a September 2006 letter to Sen. John McCain, General Powell expressed opposition to President Bush's push for military tribunals of those formerly and currently classified as enemy combatants


From the beginning, McCain strongly supported the Iraq troop surge of 2007 add something


McCain had fundraising problems in the first half of 2007, due in part to his support for the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2007, which was unpopular among the Republican base electorate add something


Reporter Dan Nowicki updated and revised the biography with additional material in January 2007 add something


They reintroduced modified versions of the Act two additional times, most recently in January 2007 with the co-sponsorship of Barack Obama, among others add something


John McCain formally announced his intention to run for President of the United States on April 25, 2007 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire add something


Michael Bloomberg - Bloomberg has held that illegal immigrants should be offered legalization and supported the congressional efforts of John McCain and the late Ted Kennedy in their attempt at immigration reform in 2007


Phil Gramm - He was a senior economic adviser to John McCain's presidential campaign from the summer of 2007 until July 18, 2008


Edward F. Cox - In 2007 and 2008, Cox chaired John McCain's New York campaign


Michael Yon - Yon was a vocal proponent of a 'surge' strategy in Iraq and expressed his support in many interviews for Senator John McCain in the 2008 Presidential election


Thomas Kean - On November 19, 2007, Kean endorsed John McCain for the 2008 presidential race


He secured the nomination in 2008 after coming back from early reversals, but lost to Democratic candidate Barack Obama in the general election add something


He was the Republican presidential nominee in the 2008 United States election add something


His daughter Meghan became a blogging and Twittering presence in the debate about the future of the Republican Party following the 2008 elections, and showed some of his maverick tendencies add something


McCain's oft-cited strengths as a presidential candidate for 2008 included national name recognition, sponsorship of major lobbying and campaign finance reform initiatives, his ability to reach across the aisle, his well-known military service and experience as a POW, his experience from the 2000 presidential campaign, and an expectation that he would capture Bush's top fundraisers add something


McCain's shift of political stances and attitudes during and especially after the 2008 presidential campaign, including his self-repudiation of the maverick label, left many writers expressing sadness and wondering what had happened to the McCain they thought they had known add something


"The Almanac of American Politics, 2008", 96 add something


McCain voted in February 2008 against a bill containing a ban on waterboarding, which provision was later narrowly passed and vetoed by Bush add something


In March 2008, McCain credited the surge strategy with reducing violence in Iraq, as he made his eighth trip to that country since the war began add something


After facing criticism about lobbyists on staff, the McCain campaign issued new rules in May 2008 to avoid conflicts of interest, causing five top aides to leave add something


In May 2008, McCain's campaign briefly let the press review his medical records, and he was described as appearing cancer-free, having a strong heart and in general good health add something


Alaska Governor Sarah Palin was revealed as McCain's surprise choice for running mate on August 29, 2008 add something


On September 3, 2008, McCain and Palin became the Republican Party's Presidential and Vice Presidential nominees, respectively, at the 2008 Republican National Convention in Saint Paul, Minnesota , Minnesota add something


In mid-November 2008 he met with President-elect Obama, and the two discussed issues they had commonality on add something


John LeBoutillier - Vietnam War - He was vocal in his opposition to the nomination of Senator John McCain as the Republican candidate in the 2008 presidential election, in part due to McCain's failure to acknowledge evidence of live American POWs left behind following the Vietnam War


Booker T. Washington - At the end of the 2008 presidential election, the defeated Republican candidate, Senator John McCain, referred to Washington's visit a century before as the seed that blossomed into Barack Obama as the first African American to be elected President of the United States


Harry Reid - CBS reported that Romney had submitted 23 years of tax returns to the John McCain campaign in 2008, when he was being vetted for the vice presidential nomination


Bill Clements - Clements was an early contributor to the 2008 candidacy of Republican presidential candidate U.S. Senator John McCain of Arizona


Penn Badgley - During the 2008 United States presidential election Badgley expressed his support for Barack Obama over John McCain


Otto Reich - During the 2008 US Presidential elections, Reich served as a foreign policy adviser to John McCain


Warren Buffett - During the second 2008 U.S. presidential debate, candidates John McCain and Barack Obama, after being asked first by presidential debate mediator Tom Brokaw, both mentioned Buffett as a possible future Secretary of the Treasury


Selena Gomez - Gomez was involved in the UR Votes Count campaign which encouraged teenagers to learn more about 2008 presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain.


Kelsey Grammer - Grammer endorsed Rudy Giuliani in the 2008 presidential primary and later campaigned for John McCain in the general election


Dean Koontz - He donated to the 2008 US Presidential campaigns of Mitt Romney and John McCain


Dick Erixon - He endorsed John McCain's candidacy in the 2008 United States Presidential Election, and has since shown strong support for the Tea Party movement


Tom Selleck - He endorsed Senator John McCain in the 2008 presidential election


Matt Welch - He has written a portrayal of 2008 Republican presidential nominee John McCain, from a libertarian perspective


Rick Boucher - He was reelected unopposed in 2008 even as John McCain carried the district with his largest margin in the state


Conservative Party (UK) - However, Republican 2008 presidential candidate John McCain spoke at the 2006 Conservative Party Conference


Rob Portman - In 2008, Portman was cited as a potential running mate for Republican presidential candidate John McCain


Steve Oroho - In 2008, he was an early supporter of John McCain in the 2008 United States presidential election


Orson Scott Card - In 2008, one day before the 2008 presidential election in the United States, Card wrote an opinion piece in which he encouraged voters to support the Republican John McCain, stating that he wished he could have supported Barack Obama


Robert Duvall - In September 2008, he appeared on stage at a John McCain Sarah_Palin rally in New Mexico.


Independence Party of New York - In the 2008 Presidential Election, the Independence Party endorsed John McCain for President and Sarah Palin for Vice President


Karen Tumulty - In the 2008 Presidential campaign, Tumulty accused the campaign of Senator John McCain of "playing the race card" for a television ad criticizing the connections between Senator Barack Obama and Franklin Raines, the former CEO of Fannie Mae


Republican Party (United States) - In the Presidential election of 2008, the party's nominees were Senator John McCain, of Arizona, for President and Alaska Governor Sarah Palin for Vice President


Giles Milton - It received publicity in the USA when the "New York Times" revealed that Presidential candidate John McCain was reading it while on the campaign trail in 2008


Jonathan Krohn - It was in part a response to criticism that John McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential candidate, received regarding his conservative credentials


Robert Kostelka - Kostelka endorsed U.S. Senator John McCain of Arizona for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination


Deborah L. Cook - O'Connor was eventually replaced with Samuel Alito, although Cook was mentioned as a possible nominee to the high court had Republican John McCain won the 2008 presidential election


John Thune - Prior to the selection of Sarah Palin, Thune was mentioned as a possible vice presidential pick for Republican Presumptive Nominee John McCain in the 2008 presidential election


Michael J. Schwartz - Schwartz continued to run campaigns throughout the state of New Jersey and in 2008 worked with John McCain on his presidential primary


Bridgewater Associates - Senator John McCain visited the firm and addressed company employees during his 2008 presidential campaign


Sunny Leone - She indicated that Barack Obama would be her choice in the 2008 U.S. election, primarily because she felt he was more business friendly to the adult industry than his opponent John McCain


Howard Dean - The 50-state strategy was acknowledged by political commentators as an important factor in allowing Barack Obama to compete against John McCain in traditionally red states, during the 2008 presidential contest


Conservative Party of New York State - The Conservative Party nominated Republican candidates John McCain and Sarah Palin for president and vice president in the 2008 election


Conservative Party of New York - The Conservative Party nominated Republican candidates John McCain and Sarah Palin for president and vice president in the 2008 election


GlobeScan - The firm attracted international media attention for its 2008 worldwide survey that matched Presidential candidates Barack Obama with John McCain, questioning 23,531 people either face-to-face or via telephone in 22 countries


Bill Clements - Whereas Governor Perry first endorsed former Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani of New York City for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination, Bill Clements was as early as 2006 already raising funds for the eventual nominee, U.S. Senator John McCain of Arizona


Steve Southerland (Florida politician) - While Boyd had held the seat with little difficulty, John McCain had carried it by nine points in the 2008 presidential election


Bernie Machen - In January 2008, Machen publicly endorsed U.S. Senator John McCain for President of the United States


Ross Perot - In January 2008, Perot publicly came out against Republican candidate John McCain and endorsed Mitt Romney for President


Mike Huckabee - On January 8, 2008, Huckabee finished in third place in the New Hampshire primary, behind John McCain in first place, and Mitt Romney who finished second, with Huckabee receiving one more delegate for a total of 18 delegates, gained via elections, and 21 total delegates, versus 30 total for Romney, and 10 for McCain


Mike Huckabee - On January 15, 2008, Huckabee finished in third place in the Michigan Republican primary, 2008, behind John McCain in second place, Mitt Romney who finished first and ahead of Ron Paul who finished in fourth place


Mike Huckabee - On January 19, 2008, Huckabee finished in second place in the South Carolina Republican primary, 2008, behind John McCain who finished first and ahead of Fred Thompson who finished third


Mike Huckabee - On January 29, 2008, Huckabee finished in fourth place in the Florida primary, behind Rudy Giuliani in third, Mitt Romney in second, and John McCain in first place


James Dobson - Dobson garnered national media attention once again in February 2008 after releasing a statement in the wake of Senator John McCain's expected success in the so-called "Super Tuesday" Republican primary elections


John Mellencamp - According to a February 8, 2008, Associated Press report, Mellencamp's camp asked that the campaign for presidential candidate Sen. John McCain stop using his songs, including "Our Country" and "Pink Houses" during their campaign events


George H. W. Bush - On February 18, 2008, Bush formally endorsed Senator John McCain for the presidency of the United States


Jet Bussemaker - In May 2008, Bussemaker received strong criticism from MPs and fellow Cabinet members after stating for the radio that she supported 2008 American Presidential candidate Barack Obama, and that she would consider the election of his Republican competitor John McCain to be a disaster


Michael Bloomberg - A May 17, 2008, breakfast meeting with John McCain led to speculation that Bloomberg might be on McCain's short list of possible VP candidates


John Cusack - He appeared in a June 2008 advertisement, where he made the claim that George W. Bush and John McCain have the same governing priorities


Philip Munger - In August 2008, with the selection of Alaska governor Sarah Palin as John McCain's vice-presidential running mate, Munger began a series on his political blog Progressive Alaska entitled "Saradise Lost" heavily critical of Palin


Jim Leach - On August 12, 2008, Leach broke party ranks to endorse Democrat Barack Obama over fellow Republican John McCain in the 2008 U.S. presidential election


Daddy Yankee - On August 25, 2008, Ayala endorsed Republican John McCain's candidacy for President of the United States, stating that McCain "has been a fighter for the Hispanic community"


Mike Gravel - Gravel defended Alaska Governor Sarah Palin after she was chosen as Republican presidential nominee John McCain's running mate in September 2008


Campbell Brown - On September 1, 2008, Brown conducted a controversial interview with Tucker Bounds, a spokesman for Republican Presidential candidate John McCain, concerning vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin


Adam Kokesh - On September 4, 2008, Kokesh interrupted Senator John McCain's acceptance speech of the GOP nomination for President at the Republican National Convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota


Joe Gibbs - On September 5, 2008, Gibbs addressed the 2008 Republican National Convention, during which he offered his support for John McCain and his hope that the McCain-Palin ticket would lead to a 'spiritual awakening' in the United States


Donald Trump - On September 17, 2008, Trump officially endorsed John McCain for the U.S. Presidency on " Larry King Live"


Jo Garcia - Footage was taken from the Presidential town hall debate which took place October 7, 2008, and digitally altered to show the women asking Senators Obama and McCain a series of questions


Frank Schaeffer - On October 10, 2008, a public letter to Senator John McCain and Sarah Palin from Schaeffer was published in the "Baltimore Sun" newspaper


Bob Schieffer - On October 15, 2008, Schieffer moderated the third presidential debate between Senator Barack Obama and Senator John McCain


Charles Fried - On October 24, 2008, despite his previous support for the presidential aspirations of Senator John McCain, Fried announced that he had voted for Senator Barack Obama for President by absentee ballot


Blackie Lawless - In November 2008 he endorsed John McCain in the Presidential election saying, "I will vote for McCain, not because I believe in all he stands for, but as a mandate against Obama, to keep him from becoming President


Nevertheless, McCain emerged as a leader of the Republican opposition to the Obama economic stimulus package of 2009, saying it had too much spending for too little stimulative effect add something


In print magazine as "Voice in the Wilderness", October 19, 2009 add something


Around the same time, McCain indicated that he intended to run for re-election to his Senate seat in 2010 add something


Factors involved in McCain's new direction included Senate staffers leaving, a renewed concern over national debt levels and the scope of federal government, a possible Republican primary challenge from conservatives in 2010, and McCain's campaign edge being slow to wear off add something


In early 2010, a primary challenge from radio talk show host and former U.S. Congressman J. D. Hayworth materialized in the 2010 U.S. Senate election in Arizona and drew support from some but not all elements of the Tea Party movement add something


When the health care plan, now called the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, passed Congress and became law in March 2010, McCain strongly opposed the landmark legislation not only on its merits but on the way it had been handled in Congress add something


Kelly Ayotte - Many prominent GOP figures went to New Hampshire to help Ayotte in her 2010 campaign, including John McCain, Sarah_Palin, Mitt Romney, Haley Barbour, and Rick Santorum


Chris Simcox - Simcox announced he was stepping down from MCDC to challenge in the 2010 Republican primary the renomination of U.S. Senator John McCain of Arizona, the party's 2008 presidential nominee


In August, McCain voted for the Budget Control Act of 2011 that resolved the U.S. debt ceiling crisis add something


McCain took the lead in opposing the defense spending sequestrations brought on by the Budget Control Act of 2011 and gained attention for defending State Department aide Huma Abedin against charges brought by a few House Republicans that she had ties to the Muslim Brotherhood add something


Ennahda Movement - In May 2011 Ennahda's General Secretary Hamadi Jebali traveled to Washington, D.C. on the invitation of the "Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy" He met U.S. Senators John McCain and Joe Lieberman


In November, McCain and Senator Carl Levin were leaders in efforts to codify in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 that terrorism suspects, no matter where captured, could be detained by the U.S. military and its tribunal system; following objections by civil libertarians, some Democrats, and the White House, McCain and Levin agreed to language making it clear that the bill would not pertain to U.S. citizens add something


In the 2012 Republican Party presidential primaries, McCain endorsed former 2008 rival Mitt Romney and campaigned for him, but compared the contest to a Greek tragedy due to its drawn-out nature with massive Super PAC-funded attack ads damaging all the contenders add something


He became one of the most vocal critics of the Obama administration's handling of the September 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, saying it was a "debacle" that featured either "a massive cover-up or incompetence that is not acceptable" and that it was worse than the Watergate scandal add something


Financial Times - In the 2012 US election, just like in 2008, over John McCain, the "FT" favoured Barack Obama over Mitt Romney


Scott Brown - On August 1, 2012, Brown was promoted to Colonel in a private ceremony presided over by his fellow senator, John McCain


As 2013 began, McCain was a member of a bi-partisan group of eight senators which announced principles for another try at comprehensive immigration reform add something


He staged a visit to rebel forces inside Syria in May 2013, the first senator to do so, and called for arming the Free Syrian Army with heavy weapons and for the establishment of a no-fly zone over the country add something


In July 2013, McCain was at the forefront of an agreement among senators to drop filibusters against Obama administration executive nominees without Democrats resorting to the "nuclear option" that would disallow such filibusters altogether add something


Following the 2013 Ghouta chemical weapons attack, McCain argued again for strong American military action against the government Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, and in September 2013 indicated support for Obama's request to Congress that it authorize a military response add something


McCain was publicly skeptical about the Republican strategy that precipitated the U.S. federal government shutdown of 2013 and U.S. debt-ceiling crisis of 2013 in order to defund or delay the Affordable Care Act; in October 2013 he voted in favor of the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2014, which resolved them and said, "Republicans have to understand we have lost this battle, as I predicted weeks ago, that we would not be able to win because we were demanding something that was not achievable add something


Sam Johnson - As of March 2013, Johnson is one of two Vietnam-era POWs still serving in Congress, along with John McCain


Aereo - In response to these controversial proposals, senator John McCain introduced the Television Consumer Freedom Act of 2013 on May 9, 2013


By early 2014, McCain's apostasies were enough that the Arizona Republican Party formally censured him for having what they saw as a liberal record that had been "disastrous and harmful" add something


McCain remained stridently opposed to many aspects of Obama's foreign policy, however, and in June 2014, following major gains by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant in the 2014 Northern Iraq offensive, decried what he saw as a U.S. failure to protect its past gains in Iraq and called on the president's entire national security team to resign add something


Unlike many Republicans, McCain supported the release and contents of the Senate Intelligence Committee report on CIA torture in December 2014, saying "The truth is sometimes a hard pill to swallow add something


As the 114th United States Congress assembled in January 2015 with Republicans in control of the Senate, McCain became chair of the Armed Services Committee add something


In April 2015, McCain announced that he would run for a sixth term in Arizona's 2016 Senate election add something


In the Republican Party presidential primaries, 2016, McCain said he would support the Republican nominee even if it was Donald Trump, but following Romney's March 3 Speech, McCain endorsed the sentiments expressed in that speech, saying he had serious concerns about Trump's "uninformed and indeed dangerous statements on national security issues" add something


Relations between the two had been fraught since early in the Donald Trump presidential campaign, 2016, when the real estate mogul had said of McCain, saying "He's not a war hero add something


In August 2016 President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine awarded John_McCain with the highest award for foreigners - Order of Liberty add something


McCain chaired the January 5, 2017 hearing of the Senate Armed Service Committee where Republican and Democrat senators and intelligence officers, including James R. Clapper Jr., the Director of National Intelligence, Michael S. Rogers, the head of the National Security Agency and United States Cyber Command presented a "united front" that "forcefully reaffirmed the conclusion that the Russian government used hacking and leaks to try to influence the presidential election add something


On June 8, 2017, McCain participated, as an ex-officio member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, in questioning ex-FBI director James Comey, regarding the alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election add something


The Office of Senator John_McCain (Category:John_McCain), July 19, 2017 add something


On July 25, 2017, less than two weeks after brain surgery, McCain returned to the Senate, and cast a deciding vote allowing the Senate to begin consideration of bills to replace Obamacare add something


In October 2017, he received the Liberty Medal from the National Constitution Center add something


One year later, on 23 December 2017 Department of State confirmed that The United States will provide Ukraine with "enhanced defensive capabilities" add something


On April 15, 2018, he underwent surgery for an infection relating to diverticulitis and the following day was reported to be in stable condition add something


On August 24, 2018, McCain's family announced that he would no longer receive treatment for his cancer add something


He died on August 25, 2018, four days before his 82nd birthday add something


In March 2019, months after McCain's death, Trump issued a series of public statements criticizing McCain at least four times in five days, and claimed he approved McCain's funeral but was not thanked for it add something