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  Vietnam War - Senator John McCain of Arizona Biography
John McCain was first elected to represent the state of Arizona in the U.S. House of Representatives in 1982.
The son and grandson of prominent Navy admirals, John McCain was born in the Panama Canal Zone in 1936.
McCain attended a ceremony on a sweltering airport tarmac, in which the remains of six people, believed to be American soldiers missing since the war, were loaded on an Air Force plane and flown to Hawaii for forensic analysis.
www.vietnamwar.com /johnmccainbio.htm   (1632 words)

 John McCain - Congresspedia
On May 23, 2005, McCain was one of fourteen moderate senators to forge a compromise on the Democrats' use of the judicial filibuster, thus blocking the Republican leadership's attempt to implement the so-called "nuclear option".
Senator McCain, as a former POW, is particularly sensitive to the issue of detention and interrogation of detainees from the War on Terror.
McCain was born August 29, 1936 in Coco Solo in the U.S controlled Panama Canal Zone.
www.sourcewatch.org /index.php?title=John_McCain   (2953 words)

 John McCain
John McCain III attended a private boarding school, where he was nicknamed ''McNasty'' for his willingness to fight.
After the war McCain needed extensive surgery to repair the clumsy, cruel medical treatment he had received from his captors, and he underwent years of physical therapy to be able to walk normally.
McCain ran for President in 2000, losing the Republican nomination to George W. Bush, and he is expected to run again in 2008.
www.nndb.com /people/914/000023845   (1057 words)

 USATODAY.com - Sheehan calls McCain 'warmonger' after meeting   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Although McCain has criticized the handling of the Iraq war, he has supported President Bush's call to stop terrorism abroad before it reaches the U.S. Sheehan, whose son, Casey, died in Iraq last year, has energized the anti-war movement with her call for troops to be brought home.
Sheehan's conference with McCain was one of several scheduled this week as part of her campaign to persuade members of Congress to explain the reasons for the war.
Sheehan said Tuesday that McCain told her then that her son's death was "like his buddies in Vietnam" and that he feared their deaths were "for nothing." McCain, however, denied he made such a statement.
www.usatoday.com /news/washington/2005-09-28-sheehan-mccain_x.htm   (501 words)

 Skeleton Closet - John McCain, The Dark Side   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
John McCain is a maverick senator and former Vietnam veteran and prisoner of war for 5 years in North Vietnam.
In the mid-1980s, McCain made at least 9 trips on Keating's airplanes, and 3 of those were to Keating's luxurious retreat in the Bahamas.
McCain acknowledges that she didn't want him to run, and only agreed once he promised that she doesn't have to go to New Hampshire or Iowa.
www.realchange.org /mccain.htm   (601 words)

 John McCain: The Manchurian Candidate - POW/MIA Freedom Bracelets
John McCain was born in the Panama Canal Zone on August 29, 1936.
McCain admits that because of the Vietnamese having the knowledge of who his father was, he thus survived because they rushed him to the hospital.
McCain's rising political power in Arizona Republican politics was due in large measure to his friendship with Duke Tully, the publisher of the conservative and powerful ARIZONA REPUBLIC and the PHOENIZ GAZETTE, with a combined daily circulation of about 400,000.
www.usvetdsp.com /manchuan.htm   (4512 words)

 USNews.com: The National Interest: John McCain (9/22/05)
McCain's position on the highway bill is consistent with his longstanding and mostly futile attacks on pork barrel spending, but he has more allies this time: Members of Congress like Sen. Richard Shelby and (!) House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi have said they'd delay spending on projects in their state or district.
McCain will be a major player, and the White House could have no stronger advocate of whatever Congress works out than John McCain.
McCain of course was asked whether he would run for president in 2008, and he of course said that he hadn't made any decision.
www.usnews.com /usnews/opinion/baroneblog/columns/barone_050922.htm   (727 words)

 John McCain: The Manchurian Candidate
McCain's interrogators considered him a "special prisoner." They believed that because he came from a "royal family," he would, when finally released, return to the United States to some important military or government job.
McCain said he was next introduced for the first time to the "torture ropes." He said the torture went on for several days before he broke and agreed to write and sign a confession that he was a "fl criminal." McCain said that he was moved to another building away from the other POWs.
McCain said (page 136) that he was so distraught because he had signed the statement that he attempted suicide but was stopped when a guard burst into the room.
www.usvetdsp.com /mcianhro.htm   (3478 words)

 John McCain News
McCain to Letterman: 'I'm a candidate' McCain to formally announce...
John McCain narrowly won a presidential straw poll held in the northern part of this early voting state, local Republican officials said Friday.
John McCain yesterday apologized for saying the lives of the troops killed fighting the war in Iraq were "wasted," becoming the latest White House hopeful recanting his word choice within hours of...
www.topix.net /us-senate/john-mccain   (887 words)

 John McCain: The Mainstreamer -- TIME
McCain has that rare ability to put an issue on the U.S. agenda that wouldn't naturally be there.
So as the front runner in the 2008 campaign, McCain is taking the opposite tack, endorsing Bush tax cuts that he once opposed as fiscally unsound; embracing religious conservatives like Jerry Falwell, whom he once denounced; and endorsing the teaching of intelligent design as an alternative to evolution.
McCain is scheduled to assume the chairmanship of the powerful Senate Armed Services Committee next January, a target-rich environment for a waste and fraud hunter.
www.time.com /time/nation/article/0,8599,1183947,00.html   (781 words)

 The Draft McCain Movement
John McCain knows this, knows that his reputation was born just when some vital part of the country died, and now we are nearing the days when he must risk it all over again and hope that this time around the finish is different—different for him, different for America."
MCCAIN: I went down to South Carolina and said that the flag that was flying over the state capitol, which was a confederate flag, was -- that I shouldn't be involved in it, it was a state issue.
McCain told a crowd of 500 to 600 in Concord, New Hampshire on Friday night that he would decide on whether or not to run for president in a year.
www.mccainmovement.com   (5348 words)

 Crooks and Liars » John McCain
John McCain was at it again this week, trying to flip-flop his way into the hearts of conservatives everywhere.
McCain, who is bathed in admiration and covered with rose petals (unlike, say, our soldiers in Iraq) by the MSM, still is regularly called a man of "principle," "integrity" and a number of other hollow descriptions that are as accurate as calling Dick Cheney charming or Ted Nugent a human being.
McCain had so many top forty hits on MTP yesterday that it was too hard to keep track of them all.
www.crooksandliars.com /category/john-mccain   (4116 words)

 John McCain, War Criminal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Of course, in reality, McCain was the one who traveled 12,000 miles from his own country, invaded North Vietnamese air space on October 26, 1967, and was dropping bombs on that nation for the 23rd time when his plane was shot down.
McCain was an active participant in destroying that country, indeed, he volunteered to go there.
When he was shot down, McCain's bombing mission was to destroy a power plant in the center of Hanoi.
www.therationalradical.com /outrages/senator-john-mccain.htm   (292 words)

 ESPN.com - GEN - Can John McCain save sports?
McCain, who was reelected to a fourth term in November, chairs the Senate Commerce Committee, which basically means he can stick his thumb into any activity in America where dollars change hands.
And McCain is a key member of a group of members of Congress who are trying to regulate nutritional supplements, some of which are chemically similar to and have effects like the now-banned ephedra.
McCain voted for DSHEA, the 1994 law that gutted the federal government's authority to oversee supplements -- and that triggered the explosive growth in the sale of everything from horny goat weed to bee feces.
sports.espn.go.com /espn/news/story?id=1950993   (1359 words)

 Politics: John McCain | azcentral.com
John McCain told late-night comedy viewers Wednesday that he is a candidate for president.
McCain's latest volume uses biography as an illustration of virtue, telling the stories of 34 heroes.
McCain weighs in with the most engrossing book to appear in a long time from a presidential candidate.
www.azcentral.com /news/specials/arizona/mccainreport.html   (202 words)

 Amazon.com: Faith of My Fathers: Books: John Mccain,Mark Salter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
McCain is famous for the five years he endured as a prisoner in the Hanoi Hilton, the most notorious POW camp in Vietnam.
McCain's grandfather was a legendary old salt, a hard-drinking gambler who fought in WWII next to giants like Nimitz and Halsey.
McCain's father was a submarine commander who rose to become commander of all U.S. forces in the Pacific during the Vietnam War.
www.amazon.com /Faith-My-Fathers-John-Mccain/dp/0375501916   (2461 words)

 Opinion: Shame on John McCain
Maybe McCain isn't faking it anymore, because he too easily damaged his reputation for principled straight talk to join Bush's misguided bid to privatize Social Security.
By his side at several stops was McCain, resorting to the kind of questionable tactics that once had been used against him.
Bush and McCain suggested that older Americans are standing in the way of change to protect their own retirement incomes - an insulting tactic that could backfire.
www.sptimes.com /2005/03/25/Opinion/Shame_on_John_McCain.shtml   (494 words)

 GovTrack: John McCain   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
To contact John McCain, visit his official website, or email john_mccain@mccain.senate.gov, or phone his office at (202) 224-2235.
McCain is a rank-and-file Republican according to GovTrack's own analysis of bill sponsorship.
Statistics: John McCain has sponsored 320 bills since Jan 6, 1999, of which 203 haven't made it out of committee (Exceedingly Poor) and 9 were successfully enacted (Exceedingly Good, relative to peers).
www.govtrack.us /congress/person.xpd?id=300071   (465 words)

 NOW: Printable Transcript - Bill Moyers Interviews Senator John McCain | PBS
SENATOR JOHN MCCAIN: I don't think so, and I think what happens is that the public interest is not served; the special interests are.
SENATOR JOHN MCCAIN: I demanded that the lame duck democrat be replaced by Senator Daschle's nominee, which was the way that we usually operate, a Republican and a Democrat.
SENATOR JOHN MCCAIN: I don't...I can't answer that, except to say that in 20 years around this town I've never had my word...I've never had people break their word to me in this fashion.
www.pbs.org /now/printable/transcript_mccain_print.html   (1579 words)

 John McCain
Outraged by his failure to stick to a far-right agenda as he pursues the presidency, Senator John McCain's conservative base in Arizona is abandoning him.
John McCain is a war hero, a sometime Democratic ally, a crusader for campaign finance reform.
Senator John McCain's latest Senate inquiry into über-lobbyist Jack Abramoff strikes deep in the corrupt heart of the Bush Administration.
www.thenation.com /directory/john_mccain   (192 words)

 John McCain: Torture Worked on Me   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
John McCain is leading the charge against so-called "torture" techniques allegedly used by U.S. interrogators, insisting that practices like sleep deprivation and withholding medical attention are not only brutal - they simply don't work to persuade terrorist suspects to give accurate information.
Nearly forty years ago, however - when McCain was held captive in a North Vietnamese prison camp - some of the same techniques were used on him.
McCain was taken to an interrogation room and ordered to sign a document confessing to war crimes.
www.newsmax.com /archives/ic/2005/11/29/100012.shtml   (539 words)

 U.S. Senator John McCain
mccain.senate.gov   (124 words)

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 Could Kerry pick McCain? - By Brendan I. Koerner - Slate Magazine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The odds are slim to none that McCain would be willing to invite such scorn from his political chums.
As the DNC rules note, "Delegates may vote for the candidate of their choice whether or not the name of such candidate was placed in nomination." At the very least, a ruckus like that would leave a bitter taste in everyone's mouth, at precisely the worst moment possible.
Prior to that, another mishmash occurred in 1796, when the Federalist John Adams won the presidential election and the Republican Thomas Jefferson was his vice president.
slate.msn.com /id/2096568   (659 words)

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