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McCain’s family fights to define legacy of civility, service

Cindy McCain stood on a knoll in Tempe, Arizona, last year and looked out over the Rio Salado. The spot where she stood, on 26 acres, is where she and …


Patti Davis: People keep trying to steal Ronald Reagan’s identity, but it will never work

When people think of Ronald Reagan, they think of the man who ascended to the presidency and then they attach their own beliefs, opinions and agendas to him.


Pentagon tells White House to stop politicizing military

The Pentagon has told the White House to stop politicizing the military, amid a furor over a Trump administration order to have the Navy ship named for the late Sen. …


Trump’s feud with McCain continues, ship kept out of view

President Donald Trump and his acting defense secretary distanced themselves from an order to keep a warship rededicated in honor of the late Sen. John McCain, a frequent critic of …


Report: WH wanted USS John McCain moved for Trump Japan trip

A new report says the White House wanted the U.S. Navy to move a warship named for the late Sen. John McCain before President Donald Trump arrived in Japan last …


Joseph I. Lieberman: Trump could learn lesson from John McCain

I pray Donald Trump and every member of Congress will follow John McCain’s advice and work together for the good of our country.


Trump aims new blasts at McCain, claims credit for funeral

Casting aside rare censure from Republican lawmakers, President Donald Trump aimed new blasts of invective at the late John McCain on Wednesday, even claiming credit for the senator’s moving Washington …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 5:05 p.m.

Ex-astronaut Mark Kelly makes Democratic bid for Senate seat

Retired astronaut Mark Kelly, who became a prominent gun-control advocate after his wife and former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was shot in a failed assassination attempt, announced Tuesday he will …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 22, 2018, 6:06 p.m.

Meghan McCain blasts Bill O’Reilly for tweet about Justice Ginsburg’s health

When John McCain announced he had a brain tumor last year, condolences and support came alongside the whispered speculations: How would the death of the Republican senator from Arizona change …


Rick Hegdahl: Thanks for keeping our service members first

Thank you, Rep. Adam Smith and Sen. Maria Cantwell for following in Sen. McCain’s footsteps by exhibiting true bipartisanship and ensuring that the National Defense Authorization Act remains focused only …


Spin Control: A ‘what if’ scenario from McCain’s 2000 campaign in Washington

What if John McCain won the Washington primary in 2000 and went on to win the White House?


John McCain had complicated relationship with Indian Country

John McCain hadn’t been elected to the U.S. Senate when a fellow veteran and friend spotted him at the annual Navajo Nation Fair.


Former Arizona U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl to replace John McCain

Sen. John McCain’s widow on Tuesday said former Sen John Kyl will fill her late husband’s seat.


Jennifer Rubin: A solemn and glorious send-off for John McCain

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., never attained the presidency, but the funeral Saturday at the Washington National Cathedral had the feel of a presidential funeral, as has the week of ceremonial …


Kathleen Parker: A hero’s farewell

It is a tragedy that McCain, the warrior-hero, should exit the stage just when his model of citizenship is so needed.


Michael J. Klarman: McCain might be the right name for a Senate building. Russell sure isn’t.

Sen. Charles Schumer’s proposal in recent days to rename the Russell Senate Office Building after Sen. John McCain has stirred fresh debate over the removal or renaming of historical markers …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 8:50 p.m.

Eulogy text of Meghan McCain’s remarks at father’s service

Text of Meghan McCain’s eulogy Saturday at Washington National Cathedral for her father, Sen. John McCain, as released by his office.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 6:42 p.m.

McCain tributes echo with criticism of Trump

John McCain’s daughter and two former presidents led a public rebuke of President Donald Trump’s divisive politics at the late senator’s memorial service Saturday in a call for a return …


Dana Milbank: Rest in peace, Lindsey Graham

We lost two mavericks within a week. Last Saturday, we lost the legendary John McCain. On Tuesday, we lost his loyal sidekick, Sen. Lindsey O. Graham.


With John McCain gone, could women replace the lion of Senate?

John McCain is being remembered as a last lion of the Senate, with few others matching his stature. But the next generation of mavericks might come from the ranks of …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 31, 2018, 2:20 p.m.

‘True American Hero:’ D.C. says goodbye to John McCain

Congressional leaders saluted John McCain on Friday as a model of service in war and peace and “one of the bravest souls our nation has ever produced,” in a memorial …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 30, 2018, 9:06 p.m.

John McCain memorialized as hero, fighter and jokester

People waved American flags and campaign-style signs along the side of the road Thursday as a motorcade carrying Sen. John McCain’s body traveled from the state Capitol to a church …


Josh Rogin: Keeping up with John McCain

I’ll never forget the time the McCain delegation stopped in Budapest in 2014 on the way to a conference in Munich. We only spent five hours on the ground. But …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 27, 2018, 6:48 p.m.

Gov. Jay Inslee orders flags lowered to honor Sen. John McCain

State government offices were ordered to lower their flags to half-staff Monday and leave them there through the weekend to honor Sen. John McCain, the Arizona Republican who died Saturday.


Max Boot: McCain leaves the stage when we need him most

Abraham Lincoln said, “Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.” Sen. John McCain, …


Jennifer Rubin: John McCain embodied time-honored virtues

Never have we needed Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., more. He died Saturday after a heroic battle with brain cancer, which he bore without self-pity. He embodied time-honored virtues: courage, loyalty, …


Jeff Flake: I am grateful for John McCain

I couldn’t bring myself to write this piece until today. It’s not that I didn’t try. But something in my mind convinced my hands that if I put it off, …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 26, 2018, 6:35 p.m.

For McCain, a cross-country farewell from public, presidents

Two former presidents are expected to speak at Sen. John McCain’s service and he will lie in state in both the nation’s capital and Arizona as part of a cross-country …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 25, 2018, 9:14 p.m.

Senator, war hero and GOP presidential candidate John McCain dies at 81

Sen. John McCain, who faced down his captors in a Vietnam prisoner of war camp with jut-jawed defiance and later turned his rebellious streak into a 35-year political career that …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 24, 2018, 5:01 p.m.

McCain stops cancer treatment as remarkable life nears end

John McCain, the six-term Arizona senator and the Republican presidential nominee in 2008, has chosen to discontinue medical treatment for his brain cancer, his family said Friday.