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Aug 25, 2018, 8:29pm EDT
  • May 30, 2019

    White House requested USS John S. McCain move “out of sight” while Trump was in Japan

    Clearly, Trump’s staff thinks the late lawmaker is a trigger for the president.

  • September 5, 2018

    John McCain’s memorial service was not a resistance event

    Normal Republicanism is a real force in America that should be seen for what it is.

  • September 1, 2018

    Obama’s McCain eulogy would be banal under any other president

    A celebration of democracy is a criticism of Donald Trump these days.

  • September 1, 2018

    Arizona Republicans wrestle with McCain’s criticism of Trump — and his iconic vote on health care

    Many have complicated feelings about his legacy.

  • September 1, 2018

    Obama takes on “petty” politics in McCain eulogy

    "So much of our politics, our public life, our public discourse can seem small and mean and petty."

  • September 1, 2018

    Watch John McCain defend Barack Obama against a racist voter in 2008

    A Minnesota woman said Obama was "Arab." McCain took the microphone from her.

  • September 1, 2018

    George W. Bush honors McCain as “unwavering, undimmed, unequal”

    The 43rd president honored the late senator and his former political opponent at a memorial service in Washington, DC.

  • September 1, 2018

    Read John McCain’s final letter to America

    It seems to include a parting shot at Trump.

  • September 1, 2018

    John McCain will be honored in Arizona, Washington, DC, and Annapolis

    Barack Obama, George W. Bush, and Joe Biden are all expected to speak at his memorial services.

  • September 1, 2018

    Sen. John McCain’s complicated moral legacy on torture

    The late Republican senator was a strong moral voice against torture. But his willingness to compromise his principles tarnished that legacy.

  • September 1, 2018

    Who could be appointed to replace John McCain in the Senate, and the process behind it, explained

    The appointee, a Republican likely named by Gov. Doug Ducey, will hold McCain’s seat until the next elections in 2020.

  • September 1, 2018

    John McCain, Sarah Palin, and the rise of reality TV politics 

    McCain empowered a demagogue who put the Republican Party on the path to Donald Trump.

  • September 1, 2018

    John McCain, who died at 81, explained

    McCain was a rare Washington figure who was liked and respected — for who he was.

  • August 29, 2018

    The fight over renaming the Russell Senate Office Building after John McCain, explained

    Republicans are siding with a Democratic segregationist over a GOP war hero to own the libs.

  • August 28, 2018

    McCain is hanging over Arizona’s primaries, even though his seat isn’t on the ballot

    John McCain looms large in the political futures of Martha McSally, Doug Ducey, and Kyrsten Sinema.

  • August 27, 2018

    Donald Trump is continuing his feud with John McCain — even after McCain’s death

    Trump doesn’t want to talk about McCain’s legacy.

  • August 27, 2018

    Who was John McCain? The best answer is in this 18-year-old David Foster Wallace essay.

    His look at the statesman’s "human genuineness and political professionalism" is still relevant today.

  • August 27, 2018

    I’ll never forget watching John McCain vote down Obamacare repeal

    The Arizona senator’s thumbs down was something to watch.

  • August 27, 2018

    John McCain’s signature campaign finance law was a real achievement — for its time

    McCain’s work on campaign reform cemented his image as an iconoclast.

  • August 26, 2018

    Trump tweets sympathies to McCain’s family after his death

    Trump disliked McCain, but his tweet right after news of his death is straightforward.

  • August 25, 2018

    Chuck Schumer wants to rename a Senate office building after John McCain

    The Senate is mourning John McCain after his death.

  • August 25, 2018

    “He will be missed dearly”: Joe Biden and Barack Obama release statements on John McCain’s death

    Read Barack Obama’s and Joe Biden’s statements on John McCain.

  • August 25, 2018

    We asked 11 senators what’s most misunderstood about John McCain

    "He’s not a maverick for maverick’s sake."

  • August 25, 2018

    The Senate after John McCain

    John McCain has died. This is what it means for his beloved Senate.