August 5, 2013 By cutting deals with Democrats on several key issues, the Arizona Republican is once again a force in the Senate. Defeated presidential candidates rarely enjoy so much influence.
June 13, 2013 The White House announced Syria had crossed a "red line" by using chemical weapons. Many of the GOP reactions suggested the announcement was long overdue. And they made clear they expect much more from the president than just arming the Syrian rebels.
May 30, 2013 Trips to war zones have become a signature for Sen. John McCain. While some senators use poster board displays on the Senate floor to make their points, McCain goes them one better and by posing in dangerous places alongside wary men with semiautomatic rifles.
August 6, 2012 Republicans slated to speak at the convention in Tampa include 2008 nominee John McCain and Condoleezza Rice, the Bush administration secretary of state and national security adviser. The list also includes two up-and-comers who highlight diversity in the GOP governors' ranks.
July 18, 2012 The 2008 GOP presidential nominee came to the defense of Hilary Clinton's longtime aide on the Senate floor. While Sen. John McCain didn't mention Rep. Michele Bachmann by name, he made clear he wants her to stop suggesting the aide is helping the Muslim Brotherhood.
May 29, 2012 Visiting with Donald Trump had a certain logic for Mitt Romney when he was fighting to prove his conservative street cred. But the logic is less clear now that Romney is shifting his campaign to gain support among independents. As George Will suggests, the Trump embrace indeed a curious move.
March 5, 2012 The 2008 Republican presidential nominee also supported the allied air operation against the regime of Libya's Moammar Gadhafi.
January 18, 2012 There are no bombshells and much of the "oppo" is, like much of the genre, a compilation of items from news sources. Still, the document is useful because it demonstrates how little the arguments against Romney have changed from four years ago.
January 4, 2012 The 2008 Republican presidential nominee just returned to New Hampshire to endorse the White House bid of his one-time rival, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.
November 22, 2011 A report by the Government Accountability Office found that at least some wild fires are caused by immigrants crossing the U.S. border illegally. Sen. John McCain was accused of scapegoating when he made comments to that effect during the summer.
June 20, 2011 Some immigration activists accused McCain of wrongly blaming undocumented immigrants for at least one fire and perhaps more based on little to no evidence.
June 20, 2011 "There is substantial evidence that some of these fires have been caused by people who have crossed our border illegally," McCain told reporters. He did not cite specifics. Meanwhile, calmer winds may give firefighters a break today.
June 8, 2011 Unless the focus is switched to programs that are "necessary, achievable and sustainable," Democrats on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee say, programs may not survive the departure of U.S. troops.
May 18, 2011 "Who?" That was the one-word diss by an aide to Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) who was asked by the Washington Post's Greg Sargeant to respond to a comment by Rick Santorum, the former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania, to the effect that McCain "doesn't understand how enhanced interrogation works."