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UPDATED: Thu., May 10, 2018, 8:58 p.m.

WH aide dismissed McCain view, says ‘he’s dying’

A White House official dismissed a view expressed by Sen. John McCain about President Donald Trump’s CIA nominee, saying Thursday at a staff meeting that “it doesn’t matter” because “he’s …

McCain gets visits from friends, family after surgery

A frail Sen. John McCain has been receiving a stream of visitors and good wishes at his Arizona ranch as he confronts the aftermath of brain cancer treatment and surgery.

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 13, 2017, 3:43 p.m.

Biden consoles daughter of ailing Arizona Sen. John McCain

Former Vice President Joe Biden consoled the daughter of ailing Sen. John McCain after she began crying while discussing her father’s cancer on ABC’s “The View.”

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 10:15 p.m.

Senate weighs scaling back tax package to win deficit hawks

Senate Republicans weighed scaling back the tax cuts in their massive package to secure crucial support as congressional analysts said Thursday the legislation would add $1 trillion to the deficit …

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 19, 2017, 3:17 p.m.

Pentagon faces demands for details on deadly attack in Niger

Members of Congress demanded answers Thursday two weeks after an ambush in the African nation of Niger killed four U.S. soldiers, with one top lawmaker even threatening subpoenas. The White …

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 22, 2017, 10:43 p.m.

GOP’s ‘Obamacare’ repeal all but dead; McCain deals the blow

Sen. John McCain declared his opposition Friday to the GOP’s last-ditch effort to repeal and replace “Obamacare,” dealing a likely death blow to the legislation and, perhaps, to the Republican …

McCain to oppose Obamacare repeal, possibly dooming GOP effort

Sen. John McCain said Friday he’ll vote against the GOP-only Obamacare repeal proposal, becoming the second Republican to oppose the measure and possibly dooming the ability of party leaders to …

John McCain, battling brain cancer, returns to Senate

Sen. John McCain declared himself ready for a rigorous Washington schedule after he returned to the Capitol following weeks-long treatment in his home state for brain cancer.

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 9:02 p.m.

Trump returns to Arizona – and a chaotic political landscape

As Trump returns to Arizona on Tuesday in need of another big moment, he will find a place where his agenda and unconventional leadership style have consumed the political landscape …

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 2:51 p.m.

Trump studying options for new approach to Afghan war

President Donald Trump huddled with his top national security aides in the seclusion of Camp David on Friday, trying to formulate a winning Afghanistan strategy after 16 frustrating years of …

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 10, 2017, 1:09 p.m.

Frustrated with Trump, McCain unveils Afghan war strategy

In a rebuke of President Donald Trump, Arizona Sen. John McCain declared Thursday that “America is adrift in Afghanistan” as he unveiled a war strategy of his own that includes …

Brain tumor affected McCain’s Obamacare vote, GOP senator suggests

Sen. Ron Johnson suggested that fellow Republican Sen. John McCain’s brain tumor and the after-midnight timing of the vote were factors in the Arizona lawmaker’s decisive vote against the GOP …

When you’re up against cancer, toughness is not a decisive factor

“Am I strong enough to beat this cancer?” I wonder if Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., asked himself this question when he was diagnosed recently with a deadly glioblastoma brain tumor.

‘Time to move on’ from health care, Senate GOP leader says

The resounding Senate crash of the seven-year Republican drive to scrap the Obama health care law has led to finger-pointing but also has left the party with wounded leaders and …

UPDATED: Fri., July 28, 2017, 9:46 p.m.

GOP blame-a-thon over health bill crash, but no clear path

The resounding Senate crash of the seven-year Republican drive to scrap the Obama health care law incited GOP finger-pointing Friday but left the party with wounded leaders and no evident …

UPDATED: Fri., July 28, 2017, 6:39 a.m.

John McCain’s surprise vote that may have saved Obamacare, behind the scenes

WASHINGTON – Sen. John McCain is usually happy to spar with reporters, but he ducked into an elevator ahead of the Senate health care vote late Thursday without saying a …

UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017, 10:06 a.m.

McCain return doesn’t alter Northwest votes on Obamacare changes

Washington and Idaho senators welcome back John McCain, vote opposite ways on latest Senate motion for health care changes.

UPDATED: Tue., July 25, 2017, 5:40 p.m.

Senate opens ‘Obamacare’ debate at last but outcome in doubt

With Vice President Mike Pence breaking a 50-50 tie, the Senate voted by a hair Tuesday to start debating Republican legislation to tear down much of the Obama health care …

UPDATED: Sat., July 22, 2017, 10:47 p.m.

McCain’s primary rival urges him to step aside after diagnosis – and suggests she could replace him

A day after news came out about Sen. John McCain’s, R-Ariz., brain cancer diagnosis, his one-time political opponent urged the ailing senator to think about his political future sooner rather …

In Senate, ailing lawmakers given plenty of time to recover

Sen. John McCain’s treatment for brain cancer could keep him out of Washington for weeks, perhaps months, and yet it’s unlikely anyone will challenge his extended leave.

Despite cancer diagnosis, McCain says, ‘I’ll be back soon’

Battling brain cancer, John McCain on Thursday vowed to return to the Senate, leveling fresh criticism at the Trump administration and aiming a good-natured dig at Republican and Democratic colleagues …

UPDATED: Wed., July 19, 2017, 10:07 p.m.

Sen. John McCain has brain tumor

Arizona Sen. John McCain has been diagnosed with a brain tumor after doctors removed a blood clot above his left eye last week, his office said in a statement Wednesday.

Article called for John McCain to ‘just die already.’ A GOP official responded: ‘Amen.’

A member of the Republican National Committee in Nevada apologized after retweeting an article that begged for Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., to die.

UPDATED: Mon., July 17, 2017, 2:56 p.m.

Health care vote delay gives foes, supporters more time

Foes from left and right are using the delayed vote on the Republican health care bill to make it as politically toxic as possible for wavering GOP senators to support …

More hurdles as Senate again delays vote on GOP health bill

The Senate delayed a highly anticipated vote this coming week to repeal and replace the nation’s health care law after Sen. John McCain’s announced absence due to surgery, an enormous …

Trump presses Congress on health care bill: Get it done

President Donald Trump pressed Congress on Monday to get health care done before leaving for its long August recess, even as Republican senators say the GOP effort so far to …

Sen. John McCain to be award Liberty Medal

U.S. Sen. John McCain has been named this year’s recipient of the National Constitution Center’s Liberty Medal for his “lifetime of sacrifice and service” to the country.

Senators say new strategy is needed to win in Afghanistan

A U.S. congressional delegation led by Sen. John McCain visited Kabul on Tuesday for the U.S. Independence Day, meeting with Afghan government leaders and military officials to discuss the more …

Senators ask military to review Yemen abuse reported by AP

Two senior U.S. senators are asking Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to investigate reports that U.S. military interrogators worked with forces from the United Arab Emirates accused of torturing detainees in …

McCain: Americans ‘stupid’ to still want to travel to North Korea

Sen. John McCain said Tuesday that Americans who are “stupid” enough to still want to travel to North Korea should be required to sign a waiver absolving the U.S. government …