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September 27, 1989 | JOHN WEYLER, Times Staff Writer
UC Irvine Athletic Director John Caine was appointed Tuesday as Chancellor Jack Peltason's special assistant for athletic policy and planning. Peltason said a nationwide search for a new athletic director will begin in "five to six days," after the formation of a search committee. The chancellor said he hoped to have a replacement by "the spring." In the interim, Horace Mitchell, vice chancellor for student affairs, will be acting athletic director.
November 13, 2013 | By Mark Z. Barabak
Every politician has his shtick, a bit of stand-up to jolly an audience, lighten the mood, lend an air of joviality to the otherwise serious process of winning support or cadging someone's vote. It comes at the top and is usually a bit self-deprecatory, a stab at both humor and humility. The trick is delivering it, ad nauseam, as though for the very first time. (Pity the political spouse who has to stand on stage, day after day, and pantomime laughter.) Sen. John McCain has a line he's used for ages, a bit of badinage as the public-approval ratings of Congress -- never the most popular institution to start with -- steadily slogged from bad to embarrassing to abysmal.
After more than 30 years in college athletics, UC Irvine's John Caine remains, rather remarkably, an optimist. He believes the NCAA basically does a good job, that college athletes should play for love of the game and not for pay, and that one day a football team will wear UC Irvine jerseys. Caine stepped down as athletic director at Irvine last September, when an ongoing financial crisis prompted Chancellor Jack Peltason to restructure the department.
September 20, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
I would like to begin by informing you I voted for Sen. John McCain in 2008, but we've had these discussions about honesty before. Still, I've always had a soft spot for the old coot, but the man who brought us Sarah Palin now may have finally gone too far. Linking to a provincial post in the Arizona Republic with the headline “The Dodgers are idiots,” the good senator has taken time out from dressing down Vladimir Putin and trying...
December 24, 1999
Re "McCain: A Leader, Not a 'Maverick,' " Commentary, Dec. 19: It doesn't seem that long ago that I, a liberal and open-minded thinker, supported the likes of Tom Kuchel, a devout Republican and a "man of his word," whose monumental work in the U.S. Senate made him one of my eight heroes. Comes now Sen. John McCain, described by Robert C. McFarlane as one who in many instances "made the people's case," using health and cigarettes, soft money and campaign finance reform as his vehicles to describe McCain's leadership.
September 20, 2013 | By Bill Shaikin
SAN DIEGO - Jon Stewart really needs to be the one writing this column. Ladies and gentlemen, and baseball fans of all ages, we present to you: The Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Sen. John McCain. No spoof. The issue that gripped America on Friday: Did the Dodgers commit a breach of etiquette by jumping in the Arizona Diamondbacks' pool to celebrate the National League West championship? Was this truly a matter of great importance in these United States? Must have been, because the senior senator from Arizona took to Twitter to let his position be known, in no uncertain terms.
September 14, 2013 | By Irene Lacher
Meghan McCain, the outspoken daughter of Sen. John McCain, stars in "Raising McCain," billed as a new "docu-talk" series on Participant Media's new TV network, Pivot. Cameras follow the 28-year-old pundit on interviews exploring a variety of issues of concern to the so-called millennial generation. How did your show come about? I met with my production company, Go Go Luckey, and we had this idea to do a talk show - style show, but more filmed like a documentary or a reality show, just because I personally don't watch daytime talk-show television, and I don't think the average teenager or twentysomething does either.
September 5, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
In his second night back on the air at "The Daily Show" on Wednesday, Jon Stewart continued to rail against the Obama administration's efforts at military intervention in Syria, taking particular aim at the president's unlikely ally, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.). The former presidential candidate took flak earlier this week for playing video poker on his smartphone during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the possible use of force in Syria.  Like many other observers, Stewart was not impressed by McCain's apparent need to amuse himself during the tense discussions.
September 2, 2013 | By Kathleen Hennessey and Paul Richter
WASHINGTON - The White House appealed Monday to two of Congress' most powerful interests - protecting Israel and challenging Iran - as President Obama and his aides scrambled to win lawmakers' support for a resolution authorizing punitive missile strikes in Syria. Obama led the full-throttle Labor Day lobbying campaign by dialing up congressional leaders and huddling for an hour with two Republican hawks, Sens. John McCain of Arizona and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, who now may prove pivotal to the president's aims.
July 18, 2013 | By Kathleen Hennessey, Paul Richter and Patrick J. McDonnell
WASHINGTON - The debate over U.S. intervention in Syria threatened to derail the confirmation of America's top military officer Thursday when a senior Republican senator vowed to block Army Gen. Martin Dempsey's second-term appointment as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) will hold up the nomination "until he gets answers to the legitimate questions he asked of Gen. Dempsey on Syria," McCain spokesman Brian Rogers said after McCain and Dempsey clashed during a confirmation hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee.
July 16, 2013 | By Lisa Mascaro and Michael A. Memoli
WASHINGTON - Sen. Charles E. Schumer of New York was riding a bicycle, leading a tour on Martha's Vineyard during a Democratic Party event Saturday, when his phone rang. It was Sen. John McCain, the Arizona Republican, calling from his suburban Washington home. For days, the influential senators had been not-so-secretly trying to negotiate an end to the filibuster standoff in the Senate. They had spoken dozens of times. Now, 72 hours remained to cut a deal. Pragmatists both, and believers in the importance of preserving the Senate's traditions, they inched closer to an agreement, something the Senate's two party leaders, Sens.
June 10, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Apple this morning announced the latest versions of mobile and computer operating systems, and at least one user was happy with what he saw: Sen. John McCain. The Republican from Arizona was a part of the hearing last month that questioned Apple CEO Tim Cook about the company's tax practices. At one point in the hearing, McCain veered away from the topic and asked Cook about another matter. "What I really wanted to ask is why the hell I have to keep updating the apps on my iPhone," McCain asked, which can be seen on YouTube .  "Sir, we're trying to make them better all the time," Cook responded with a laugh.
June 3, 2013 | By Patt Morrison
I don't think I would much enjoy watching TV with John McCain. He strikes me as the kind of guy who'd have an itchy channel-changing trigger finger, and who would get mad when what he really wanted to watch was behind another paywall on the cable TV he'd already paid for, and there were myriad channels of dreck that he didn't want to see at all. The Arizona Republican senator is the new champion for unbundling and offering a la carte cable TV....
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