John McCain

John Sidney McCain III (born August 29, 1936) is an American politician serving as the senior United States Senator from Arizona since 1987. He was the Republican nominee for President of the United States in the 2008 election, which he lost to Barack Obama. McCain graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1958 and followed his father and grandfather—both four-star admirals—into the United States Navy. He became a naval aviator and flew ground-attack aircraft from aircraft carriers.
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  • Why President Trump Is Pardoning Boxer Jack Johnson 71 Years After His Death
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    Why President Trump Is Pardoning Boxer Jack Johnson 71 Years After His Death

    Why President Trump Is Pardoning Boxer Jack Johnson 71 Years After His Death

  • Donald Trump suggests he may pardon Jack Johnson because — c'mon, you know why
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    Donald Trump suggests he may pardon Jack Johnson because — c'mon, you know why

    While past presidents were mourning former First Lady Barbara Bush at her funeral in Houston today, President Trump was on his phone in Mar-a-Lago, having his usual Twitter meltdown. In between excoriating James Comey and tossing around conspiracy theories about Mr. Peepers, President Trump decided to suddenly announce he was considering a pardon for Jack Johnson, the history-making boxer. Trump, as you might imagine, appears to have taken a particular interest in pardons as of late. SEE ALSO: Michelle Obama shared the perfect parenting metaphor for Trump's White House Some background on the controversy: Jack Johnson was the first black man to ever hold the title of world heavyweight champion. By 1912, he hadn't lost a match in four years. Other white boxers refused to fight him. When one, Canadian Tommy Burns, did, Johnson destroyed him soundly.  The match incited a series of riots across the country, some of which left people dead. Johnson, a hero for many, was nonetheless arrested and sent to prison twice for violating a law that made it illegal to transport a white woman across state lines. She was his girlfriend. Since then, activists, family members, and folks in the boxing community have been working diligently to secure Johnson a presidential pardon. He was the subject of the movie The Great White Hope  starring James Earl Jones. His life has also been explored in numerous documentaries and theater shows. When President Obama was in office and a pardon was under consideration, the Department of Justice said that they were reserved for living people only. Activists at the time accused the DOJ of performing a historic cop-out. So it's just possible that Trump might do the right thing in this case — if only for purely selfish motives. According to Trump, Sylvester Stallone vouched for Johnson.  Sylvester Stallone called me with the story of heavyweight boxing champion Jack Johnson. His trials and tribulations were great, his life complex and controversial. Others have looked at this over the years, most thought it would be done, but yes, I am considering a Full Pardon! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 21, 2018 The benign interpretation of events is that Trump really really cares about one boxer's historical legacy. A more corrosive reading is that Trump isn't even sure that Johnson has passed — remember Frederick Douglass, y'all? The most accurate version of events comes from Maggie Haberman at the New York Times, however, who suggested that Trump may have done this to communicate to allies that pardons are coming their way — if they don't collaborate with Mueller. It’s almost like there’s a value right now in reminding some folks he has this power https://t.co/IUv4SdBUcY — Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) April 21, 2018 This is the least offensive of Trump's tweets today, so let's just enjoy it for what it is. Dumb. WATCH: How the Rambo's ’First Blood’ morphed from book to screen

  • Trump considering pardon for late boxer Jack Johnson
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    Trump considering pardon for late boxer Jack Johnson

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Donald Trump says he's considering a posthumous pardon for boxing's first black heavyweight champion more than 100 years after the late Jack Johnson was convicted by all-white jury of accompanying a white woman across state lines. Trump announced Saturday on Twitter that the actor Sylvester Stallone, a friend of his, had called to bring Johnson's story to his attention. "His trials and tribulations were great, his life complex and controversial," Trump wrote from his Mar-a-Lago club in Florida. "Others have looked at this over the years, most thought it would be done, but yes, I am considering a Full Pardon!" Johnson is a legendary figure in boxing and crossed

  • Donald Trump tweets he's considering pardon of boxer Jack Johnson
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    Donald Trump tweets he's considering pardon of boxer Jack Johnson

    Johnson was convicted of violating the Mann Act in 1913 after crossing state lines with his white girlfriend.

  • Arizona GOP tinkers with election rules with an eye on McCain's seat
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    Arizona GOP tinkers with election rules with an eye on McCain's seat

    The proposal, likely to come up for a vote next week, would allow an appointee to an open Senate seat to hold that seat for two full years if the vacancy occurs within 150 days of a regularly scheduled primary election.  Current law would give voters the right to pick a candidate to fill the remainder of a Senate term in the subsequent general election if a vacancy occurs by May 31, six weeks away. If the vacancy occurs after that date, anyone appointed by Gov. Doug Ducey (R) would hold the seat until the 2020 election. If the change is made, and if Republicans are able to gather enough votes to invoke an emergency clause that implements the law immediately, any appointment made after March 31

  • Meghan McCain Rips James Comey on ‘The View,’ Tells Him ‘You Sound Like a Political Commentator’
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    Meghan McCain Rips James Comey on ‘The View,’ Tells Him ‘You Sound Like a Political Commentator’

    Host Meghan McCain accused former FBI director James Comey of being a “political commentator” during his appearance on ABC’s The View on Wednesday. “Why bring up politics now?” McCain, the daughter of Republican Senator John McCain, told Comey during the program. Wednesday’s television appearance came one day after the release of Comey’s book A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership.

  • Sen. McCain has intestinal surgery, is recovering in Phoenix
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    Sen. McCain has intestinal surgery, is recovering in Phoenix

    PHOENIX (AP) - U.S. Sen. John McCain's office says he's had intestinal surgery needed to stem an infection and is in stable condition at a Phoenix hospital. The longtime Republican senator has been undergoing physical therapy related to brain cancer treatment at his family home near Sedona, Arizona, since December. He previously said he was planning to return to Washington in January but has remained at home. The senator's office announced Monday that he had surgery the previous day at the Mayo Clinic. Staff members for the 2008 GOP presidential candidate say the surgery was related to diverticulitis, a condition where the colon develops small bulges that can sometimes become infected. McCain

  • Meghan McCain says her father, John McCain, is "doing well" and is "stable"
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    Meghan McCain says her father, John McCain, is "doing well" and is "stable"

    Sen. John McCain's daughter, one of the co-hosts on ABC's "The View," said on the show Tuesday that her father had to have "emergency surgery for complications" arising from his brain cancer. She added that he's "doing well...he is stable," and she said he's still hospitalized. Meghan McCain also acknowledged that she knew when she took the job that there would be moments when she'd have to talk about her father's condition in real time. "I had a really rough morning," she admitted, but called it a "privilege" to work on the show and said her father would be watching today. The junior senator from Arizona, Jeff Flake, also a Republican, told reporters Tuesday that he spoke with John McCain's

  • Meghan McCain Gets Choked Up On 'The View' Over Dad John's Emergency Surgery — Watch
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    Meghan McCain Gets Choked Up On 'The View' Over Dad John's Emergency Surgery — Watch

    Hours after John McCain underwent emergency surgery, his daughter, Meghan McCain, got choked up while discussing his health and her plans to rush home and see him.Watch here. Meghan McCain put on a brave face and showed up to work at The View on April 17, despite dealing with a very upsetting personal matter — her father, John McCain, had just underwent emergency surgery hours earlier. “He's doing well,” she confirmed, with tears forming in her eyes. “I talked to him. He's stable.” Meghan confirmed that she'd finish the April 17 show and be in attendance for the April 18 show, but then would be heading to Arizona to be with her dad during his recovery. “On Sunday, Senator McCain was admitted

  • TV picks for April 17: 'Civilizations,' Jimmy Fallon, John McCain
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    TV picks for April 17: 'Civilizations,' Jimmy Fallon, John McCain

    How great thou art "Civilizations" provides one more reason to respect art museums. This ambitious docuseries examines history through the cave drawings, sculptures and paintings created by our ancestors with leading academics serving as tour guides. Liev Schreiber narrates this heady but fascinating class. 7 p.m., TPT, Ch. 2 The maverick John McCain played a significant supporting role in last week's "Frontline" look at "Trump's Takeover." This week, the long-running series puts the Arizona senator center stage for "McCain," which looks at everything from his time as a prisoner of war to his decision to select Sarah Palin as running mate in 2008. 9 p.m., TPT, Ch. 2 Party crashers Jimmy Fallon

  • McCain, other AZ lawmakers react to Trump's announcement of Syria strikes
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    McCain, other AZ lawmakers react to Trump's announcement of Syria strikes

    (3TV/CBS 5) - Arizona lawmakers are reacting to President Trump's announcement Friday night about the coordinated airstrikes on Syria. The United States, France and Britain launched military strikes in Syria to punish President Bashar Assad for a suspected chemical attack against civilians and to deter him from doing it again, U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ), Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement about the strikes: “I applaud the President for taking military action against the Assad regime for its latest use of chemical weapons, and for signaling his resolve to do so again if these heinous attacks continue. I am grateful to our British and French allies

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    McCain, McSally, Sinema approve of military strikes against Syria

    PHOENIX – Shortly after President Donald Trump announced a joint military strike with France and the United Kingdom against Syria, U.S. Sen. John McCain, U.S. Rep. Martha McSally and U.S. Rep. Krysten Sinema all released statements of approval for the United States' actions. “I applaud the president for taking military action against the Assad regime for its latest use of chemical weapons, and for signaling his resolve to do so again if these heinous attacks continue,” McCain said. “I am grateful to our British and French allies for joining in in this action.” Trump addressed the nation Friday evening, announcing that he had ordered precision air strikes in retaliation for Syrian president Bashar