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Avik Roy: Hard-liners incoherent on AHCA

The AHCA isn’t flawed because it offers financial assistance to the uninsured. It’s flawed because it doesn’t provide enough assistance to them, making premiums unaffordable for many poor people.


McCain says a free press is essential to a healthy democracy

Sen. John McCain says a free press is vital “to preserve democracy as we know it.” And he cautions about efforts to muzzle a free press, saying “that’s how dictators …


Top U.S. commander says more troops needed in Afghanistan

A few thousand more troops are needed to help end the stalemate in Afghanistan, according to a senior U.S. military commander who also told lawmakers Thursday that Russian meddling is …


President Trump attacks Sen. McCain for questioning success of deadly Yemen raid

President Donald Trump lashed out at Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., on Thursday, saying that the senator’s negative assessment of a deadly raid in Yemen last month “emboldens the enemy!”


John McCain’s mom celebrates 105th birthday

Arizona Republican John McCain’s mother, Roberta McCain, reached her 105th year on Tuesday. The senator tweeted happy birthday to Mom on Tuesday morning with a video montage.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 2, 2017, 12:41 p.m.

Senator John McCain tries to reassure Australia after Trump call

A senior Republican senator on Thursday sought to assure Australia that the United States remains a staunch ally following a tense discussion between President Donald Trump and Australian Prime Minister …


Meghan McCain named co-host of Fox News show ‘Outnumbered’

Meghan McCain, the daughter of 2008 Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain of Arizona, has become a permanent co-host of the Fox News daytime show “Outnumbered.”


McCain suggests GOP would oppose ‘any’ Clinton Supreme Court picks

Sen. John McCain pledged Monday that Republicans will unite against any Supreme Court nominee that Hillary Clinton puts forward if she becomes president, forecasting obstruction that could tie Capitol Hill …


McCain challenge, sheriff’s latest bid top Arizona primary

U.S. Sen. John McCain beat back a primary challenge Tuesday from a Republican tea party activist to win the right to seek a sixth Senate term in November, clearing an …


Criticism grows for Trump’s assailing of Muslim vet’s family

WASHINGTON (AP) – A rising chorus of Republican lawmakers and veterans groups hastened to disavow Donald Trump’s repeated criticism of a bereaved military family Monday, but the GOP presidential nominee …


Clinton is first woman ever to clinch US presidential nomination

No matter your preference of candidate, party or ideology, Tuesday marks a defining moment in the United States. For the first time in 240 years, a woman – Hillary Clinton …


White House plays defense due to aide’s candid comments

WASHINGTON – The White House on Monday worked to contain the damage caused by one of President Barack Obama’s closest aides, who, in a seemingly candid, behind-the-curtain magazine story, ripped …


Kathleen Parker: For principled Republicans, this party’s over

The GOP began digging its own grave years ago and dropped one foot in when McCain selected Sarah Palin as his running mate.


Trump, who avoided Vietnam, mocks McCain for being prisoner of war

AMES, Iowa — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump criticized Sen. John McCain’s military record at a conservative forum Saturday, saying the party’s 2008 nominee and former prisoner of war was …


Dana Milbank: John McCain begins ‘two-year sprint’ on Armed Services Committee

John McCain toiled for 28 years in the Senate before he finally won the chairman’s gavel of the Armed Services Committee last month. Now he’s making up for lost time. …


Three GOP state senators in Arizona urge SB1062 veto

PHOENIX – Three Republican Arizona state senators who voted for a bill allowing business owners with strongly held religious beliefs to refuse service to gays sent a letter to Gov. …


Michelle Obama, McCain enter Wash. Senate race fray

First Lady Michelle Obama tried to help get Patty Murray re-elected by telling a luncheon crowd to get “fired up.” U.S. Sen. John McCain tried to boost to Republican Dino …


McCain easily survives primary challenge

PHOENIX — Sen. John McCain routed conservative challenger J.D. Hayworth on Tuesday in the Republican primary in what could be the final campaign for the former GOP presidential nominee.


Leonard Pitts Jr.: McCain’s integrity has succumbed at last

We are gathered here today to pay our final respects to John McCain’s integrity. It died recently – turned a triple somersault, stiffened like an exclamation point, fell to the …


Cantwell, McCain see chance to rebuild

Sens. Maria Cantwell and John McCain, who as Westerners know good fences make good neighbors, have set about repairing a barrier rashly torn down 10 years ago. The Washington Democrat …


Smart Bombs: McCain wastes a good idea

The debate over health care reform keeps getting wackier. The first amendment out of the chute in the U.S. Senate would protect Medicare from spending reductions, which are needed to …


Palin confirms campaign discord

NEW YORK – The rumors are true, according to Sarah Palin: The McCain-Palin campaign was not a happy family. In Palin’s new memoir, “Going Rogue,” she confirms reports of tension …


Voter turnout rate down in ’08, census data show

WASHINGTON – For all the attention generated by Barack Obama’s candidacy, the share of eligible voters who actually cast ballots in November declined for the first time in a dozen …


Nastiness makes beautiful day ugly

My wife and I were biking leisurely along the CdA waterfront recently when she said: “It’s amazing on a day like this that there’s so much ugliness in the world …


Campaign war talk a point of frustration

With her son and her husband both called up for Iraq with the Washington National Guard’s 81st Combat Brigade, Cindy Ashworth used to listen when the candidates talked about their …


Our view: Too many important issues to dwell on silly stuff

About that lipstick-wearing pig both Barack Obama and John McCain have referenced? Here’s what matters: Pig is pork, and speaking of pork, how did each candidate handle pork while in …


Locals abuzz over candidate’s Idaho roots

She was born in Sandpoint in 1964, became a high school basketball whiz in Alaska and attended North Idaho College in Coeur d’Alene before graduating from the University of Idaho …


Take a drink, hold your nose, mark your ballot

On Friday I finally cracked open my primary ballot and began the painstaking process of selecting which liars I’ll choose to represent me. All politicians lie, although most of them …