March 12, 2007
NICK Anderson's March 6 cartoon of Sen. John McCain was an insult to a great American regardless of whether you support his bid for the presidency. McCain's overtures to the religious right of the GOP are not demeaning to him in any way. He spent seven years in a North Vietnamese prison camp without compromising his values. I wonder how long Mr. Anderson would have lasted in the "Hanoi Hilton. " Tom O'Neill, Philadelphia
April 15, 2000 |
U.S. Sen. John McCain weighed into a local congressional race yesterday as he endorsed another convert to campaign-finance reform. The onetime insurgent Republican presidential candidate came to Philadelphia for a speaking engagement at the University of Pennsylvania, and to help excite potential contributors to the congressional campaign of State Sen. Stewart J. Greenleaf of Montgomery County. McCain appeared with Greenleaf outside Barnes & Noble Booksellers at 1805 Walnut St. in mid-afternoon, and then went inside to sign copies of his best-selling memoir, Faith of My Fathers.
April 14, 2000 |
U.S. Sen. John McCain (R., Ariz.) will make several public appearances in Philadelphia today. McCain, who recently folded his challenge to Texas Gov. George W. Bush for the GOP presidential nomination, will visit the University of Pennsylvania campus. He will address a convention of politically inclined young people called "We the Future 2000: The Meeting of a Generation. " The town-hall meeting, at 12:15 p.m. at the Penn Tower Hotel, will launch three days of events aimed at inspiring young people to take leadership roles in solving political, economic and social problems.
December 2, 1999 |
Sen. John McCain (R., Ariz.) highlighted his foreign-policy differences with Republican presidential front-runner George W. Bush yesterday by outlining a highly detailed agenda and drawing attention to his experience in international affairs. As the six-man Republican field prepares to square off today in New Hampshire for the first fully attended GOP debate, McCain's speech was heavy on what critics say Bush's foreign-policy address last week lacked - specifics in dealing with Russia, China, the Middle East and rogue nations, such as Iraq.
September 17, 1999 |
Underdog presidential candidates invariably come up with implausible theories about where they are going to find votes. They claim to have special appeal to Amway salesmen or Notre Dame graduates, sorority sisters or baseball fans, computer mavens or angry white males. So earlier this year, when Sen. John McCain (R., Ariz.) said he was counting on the votes of veterans in the primaries, I was skeptical. Silly me. I've just finished McCain's new memoir, Faith of My Fathers, and I can't imagine how any Republican who has performed military service - or has merely lived through war - can avoid giving him at least a measure of consideration.
October 10, 2008
SEN. McCAIN has chosen Gov. Palin, who is clearly unprepared to be the vice president during such a turbulent, chaotic, and pivotal time. So it's vital that voters know the facts about McCain's health and demand that his medical records be fully released. We have yet to see a full, public release of McCain's medical records. A "release" in May was restricted to about 20 reporters, and they were allowed only three hours to review 1,173 pages. They were not allowed to make copies, consult with medical experts or use cell phones or have Internet access during their review.
March 7, 2000 |
Gov. Ridge is firmly in George W. Bush's corner. So are nearly all of Pennsylvania's other top Republicans. But they will be glued to the tube tonight, hedging their bets and watching the votes get counted in New York, California and other Super Tuesday primary states. That's because if Arizona Sen. John McCain somehow emerges staggered but still standing as a Republican candidate, Pennsylvania's April 4 presidential primary just might become a battleground. "Sen. McCain could definitely remain in contention by the time of the Pennsylvania primary," said Sen. Arlen Specter (R., Pa.)
June 2, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - Syrian rebels battling the forces of President Bashar al-Assad must receive ammunition and heavy weapons to counter the regime's tanks and aircraft or it will be impossible for them to prevail, Sen. John McCain said days after he quietly slipped into Syria to meet with the opposition. "They just can't fight tanks with AK-47s," McCain said Friday in a telephone interview. The Republican lawmaker and 2008 presidential candidate made an unannounced visit to Syria on Monday, traveling across the border near Kilis, Turkey, and spending about two hours meeting with rebel leaders.
May 5, 2008 |
THANKS TO the media, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright has become a household name and a political hot potato for Sen. Barack Obama. And despite Obama's strong repudiation of Wright last week, the media's obsession with Wright's inflammatory comments will only continue to fan the flames of controversy. But at what point will the media start to give similar scrutiny to Sen. John McCain's association with John Hagee? Hagee, a Texas pastor and televangelist, endorsed McCain in February.
June 3, 1999 |
A Chinese Olympic leader sent a blunt message to Congress: Mind your own business. He Zhenliang, China's senior delegate on the International Olympic Committee, accused Sen. John McCain of meddling in Olympic affairs to advance his White House ambitions. "He knows nothing about Olympic Games," the official said of McCain. "He used this for his own political purpose. This is political interference. Let the IOC deal with our own affairs. " As the IOC's new reform commission wrapped up its first round of meetings in Lausanne, Switzerland, with moves toward democratic change, a backlash against U.S. politicians came to the fore.