October 18, 2008 |
The McCain household wasn't immune from the weakening economy, according to tax returns released Friday: Cindy McCain's income fell by nearly a third last year. But the family's considerable investments, estimated at more than $100 million, and a steady flow of salary, dividends, capital gains and interest are probably preventing any economic pain at home. In 2007, Cindy McCain reported income of $4.2 million and ended the year with the federal government owing her almost $1 million.
October 16, 2008 |
John McCain, a senior member of the Senate committee that oversees the telecom industry, now has cellphone coverage at the family's ranch near Sedona, after a request from his wife, Cindy, early in 2007, the Washington Post reported. Verizon Wireless and AT&T provide the coverage at the ranch, which is in a remote canyon where reception is difficult. McCain is a senior member and former chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, which oversees the Federal Communications Commission and the telecommunications industry.
September 6, 2008 |
John McCain and Sarah Palin began their post-convention tour of battleground states Friday in the small Wisconsin town of Cedarburg. But although Palin's biggest task in the coming months will be trying win over the Lower 48, she's not about to abandon her Alaska roots. How can we tell? Follow the tracks. Moosetracks, that is. That's the ice cream flavor she chose when she, McCain and Cindy McCain made a stop at a Cedarburg sweets shop before their campaign appearance. The new vice presidential nominee ordered a large scoop of moosetracks -- vanilla ice cream with peanut butter cups and fudge -- served in a waffle cone.
September 5, 2008 |
There has been much talk about the new energy the naming of vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin brought to the Republican National Convention. So why did the final night play so flat? Maybe it was a case of convention fatigue, or the vacuum left by the windstorm that surrounded Palin. But none of the speakers, including McCain, seemed to catch fire Thursday night. Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge and Cindy McCain all gave perfectly fine speeches of praise, but they were treading water before the main event.
September 4, 2008 |
The topic was Sen. John McCain's vice presidential pick, and talk show host Laura Ingraham was on a roll. Accepting an award from the Republican National Coalition for Life on behalf of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who was under wraps working on her convention speech, Ingraham chastised anyone who would suggest that Palin is not up to the job. As a pro-life working mother of five, including a special needs infant and a pregnant 17-year-old, Ingraham...
September 2, 2008 |
Republicans convened their national convention Monday in a session truncated by a hurricane and roiled by vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin's revelation that her 17-year-old daughter is pregnant. John McCain's campaign sought to keep the focus on the emergency response to Hurricane Gustav, limiting partisan functions and parties to underscore that Republicans would not repeat 2005's much-criticized response to Hurricane Katrina. Republican National Committee Chairman Mike Duncan opened the convention by urging delegates to take out their cellphones, then giving them a number to call to donate to the Gulf Coast relief effort.