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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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ENTERTAINMENT
April 10, 2014 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Stephen Colbert will replace David Letterman on CBS late night sometime in 2015. The news was met with cheers by many, jeers by a few, but most important, it apparently has the blessing of Dave himself. In a statement released Thursday morning, shortly after the network confirmed Colbert's appointment, Letterman said: "Stephen has always been a real friend to me. I'm very excited for him, and I'm flattered that CBS chose him.  I also happen to know they wanted another guy with glasses.
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BUSINESS
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.
NEWS
March 12, 2014 | By Cathleen Decker and Cindy Carcamo
TUCSON, Ariz. -- Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer announced Wednesday she would not seek a third term, forgoing a campaign that would have required her to challenge the state's term limits measure. The Republican had left open the option of running this year, despite the overwhelming weight of legal opinion against it. She became governor in 2009 when Democrat Janet Napolitano left office to join President Obama's cabinet, and won reelection the following year. The state limits governors to two terms and legal experts said her first partial term counted toward the limit.
NEWS
August 21, 2011 | By Kim Geiger
The fall of the Kadafi regime is a victory for Libya, the Middle East and the world, said U.S. Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who had been strong advocates for U.S. military intervention in the months-long conflict. "Americans can be proud of the role our country has played in helping to defeat Kadafi," the senators said in a statement released late Sunday night.  "But we regret that this success was so long in coming due to the failure of the United States to employ the full weight of our airpower.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
January 4, 2012 | By Michael A. Memoli and Maeve Reston
John McCain, the Republican presidential nominee in 2008 and a two-time winner of the New Hampshire primary, plans to endorse Mitt Romney on Wednesday in the nation's first primary state, sources close to the Arizona senator confirm. The expected backing of the Arizona senator would lend more establishment support to Romney's campaign and potentially add to the sense of momentum following his ultra-narrow, eight-vote victory in the Iowa caucuses Tuesday. McCain had said last year that he would follow in the tradition of past Republican nominees and not back one of the candidates in the contested primary fight.
NEWS
October 2, 2011 | By Katherine Skiba
Sen. John McCain, who visited Libya with other Republican senators last week, said as the military mission there winds down the U.S. should consider helping the North African country cope with its “horrendous” casualties. The Arizona senator proposed sending some of the injured to the U.S. Army hospital in Landstuhl, Germany, or sending a U.S. hospital ship either to Libya, or, if that was too dangerous, to Malta, a European island nation south of Sicily. He said the revolution that toppled Moammar Kadafi had left 25,000 people dead, 3,000 maimed and 60,000 wounded.
NEWS
January 4, 2012 | By Seema Mehta
It was a bittersweet homecoming of sorts when John McCain returned to this picturesque town on Wednesday. Peterborough was the site of one of his very first presidential campaign rallies in his unsuccessful 2000 bid to be the GOP presidential nominee, and the site of one of the last before he lost the 2008 general election to President Obama. McCain returned to endorse and campaign with Mitt Romney, with whom he fought a fierce primary battle four years ago, and who is a front-runner to win this year's Republican nomination.
NEWS
January 4, 2012 | By Seema Mehta
Mitt Romney and John McCain have a history of tense relations dating back to their vicious battle for the 2008 GOP presidential nomination, but any hard feelings appear to have been put aside as McCain endorsed Romney on Wednesday to be the party's nominee to take on President Obama. “It's with some nostalgia that I return to this place that I love so well,” said McCain, a popular figure in New Hampshire who twice won GOP presidential primaries here. “I'm really here for one reason and one reason only and that is to make sure we make Mitt Romney the next president of the United States of America.
NATIONAL
March 11, 2014 | By Ken Dilanian
WASHINGTON - A long-simmering dispute between the CIA and its Senate overseers erupted into public view Tuesday when the head of the Senate Intelligence Committee accused the agency of possible crimes and of attempting to intimidate committee staffers investigating the CIA's former use of waterboarding and other harsh interrogation techniques. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), the committee chairwoman, said the CIA secretly searched computers used by Senate staffers and might have violated constitutional provisions on separation of powers and unreasonable searches, a federal law on computer fraud and abuse, and a presidential order that prohibits the CIA from domestic searches and surveillance.
NATIONAL
March 6, 2014 | By Lisa Mascaro
WASHINGTON - An ambitious bill seeking to stem the rise of sexual assaults in the military died Thursday after senators from both parties refused to limit the role of commanding officers in deciding whether to prosecute such cases. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) pushed the issue to prominence during this congressional session, arguing on behalf of victims who testified that they feared retaliation for pressing assault allegations up the military chain of command. Her bill - which won support from 17 of the 20 women in the Senate - would have shifted sexual assault investigations to military prosecutors.
OPINION
March 5, 2014
Re "Putin plays with fire in Ukraine," Editorial, March 3 Given our usual state of unpreparedness, the best thing the U.S. can do to address the developing situation in Ukraine is to prevail upon the International Olympic Committee to move the 2016 Summer Olympics to Sochi or somewhere else in Russia. That way, President Vladimir Putin can grossly overspend building new local facilities for the Games and pretend to be civilized until the Olympics end. Meanwhile, the West will have a few more years to prepare for Putin's next invasion.
OPINION
February 11, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg
Of course it's too early to talk about 2016. Now that we've gotten that out of the way.... The most interesting dynamic so far is that the Democrats are behaving like Republicans - and vice versa. Since 1940, with the arguable exception of Barry Goldwater, Republicans have nominated the guy next in line. Thomas Dewey almost beat Wendell Willkie for the nomination in 1940, so in 1944 - and 1948 - it was his turn. Dwight Eisenhower, whom both parties wanted as their nominee, was a special case, given that whole invading-Europe-and-defeating-Hitler thing.
SPORTS
February 6, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
They might not agree on doing business with one another and may compete over fight dates, but fight promoters Top Rank, Golden Boy and Ultimate Fighting Championship are acknowledging the effects of their sports. The companies, along with Bellator MMA and Glory kickboxing, combined to give $600,000 to continue the Cleveland Clinic's brain health study that is in its third year of operation in Las Vegas. “We're all contributing to it, fighters want it and senators are supporting it,” Top Rank Chairman Bob Arum said.
NATIONAL
January 30, 2014 | By David Horsey
When John McCain gets censured by members of his own party - McCain, the 2008 GOP presidential nominee who has one of the most conservative voting records in the Senate - it is clear that the biggest problem facing Republicans is the looniness in their own ranks. Largely a rural, Southern, aging white people's party, the GOP faces a big demographic challenge down the road, but this year the party has a clear shot at winning control of the Senate by gaining at least six seats. The liveliest Senate races are expected to be in South Dakota, Montana, West Virginia, Arkansas, Louisiana, Alaska, North Carolina, Iowa, Georgia and Kentucky.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 29, 2013 | By Ryan Faughnder
Viacom Inc. Chief Executive Officer Philippe Dauman mocked Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) for being the sole sponsor of a new bill to overhaul the way pay-TV distributors and programmers package and sell programming. At Nomura's Global Media & Telecom Summit in New York, Dauman downplayed the threat, saying McCain has been pushing for similar legislation for years and has made little progress.  “McCain got a lot of publicity for his solo-sponsored bill, which he's been doing for, I don't know, 15 years now with no co-sponsors, going nowhere,” he said.
NEWS
August 29, 2012 | By Lisa Mascaro
TAMPA, Fla. -- Sen. John McCain made a bittersweet return to the GOP convention stage, noting what could have been when he ran for president four years ago while giving a hearty endorsement of Mitt Romney. "I had hopes once of addressing you under different circumstances, but our fellow Americans had different plans ... and I respect their decision," McCain said. The Arizona senator remains a draw here in Tampa, but perhaps not the maverick rock star he once was in the new Tea Party-aligned GOP. He was received with applause.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 27, 2014 | By Robert Abele
Greg Whiteley's random access memories documentary, "Mitt," available on Netflix and being shown at a Pasadena theater, is a viewing experience both familiar and strange. As a private glimpse inside the swirl that began with the former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's 2008 primary run to be the Republican presidential nominee (losing to John McCain) and concluding with his 2012 status as an also-ran, "Mitt" feels like the kind of behind-the-scenes campaign doc that's eager to clue us in on how candidates function day in and day out. There's Romney in hotel suites hashing out strategy with his family while cracking jokes, tidying the room, playfully arguing, weathering setbacks and staying optimistic in the face of defeat.
BUSINESS
December 20, 2013 | By W.J. Hennigan
Tucked inside the defense bill approved by Congress this week was a provision that would add seven air tankers to the U.S. Forest Service's beleaguered air fleet. The fleet of planes, which drop retardant to give firefighters on the ground crucial time to put out raging wildfires, has been reduced from 47 to 12 over the last decade because of fatal crashes and fears about the planes' safety. Many of the aircraft were former military planes built during the Eisenhower administration The Senate passed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 late Thursday after included language by Sens.
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