John McCain


11 Charts That Track the Weight of Foreign Policy in U.S. Primary Debates

Candidates have faced fewer global questions since the elections of 2004 and 2008, but China and trade have remained consistently popular topics.

John McCain gives a speech at the Navy and Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on April 1, 2008, in Annapolis, Maryland. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

John McCain Loved the Military Too Much

He was a hero in Vietnam, but he was too quick to advocate for future wars.

John McCain (R-AZ) prepares to greet supporters during a Veterans rally for U.S. Sen candidate and U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) at the American Legion Post on October 13, 2014 in Covington, Louisiana.  (Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

John McCain Was Always There for America

Remembrances of a hero the United States—and the Republican Party—will miss.

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 26:  After answering questions from reporters, Sen. John McCain departs the U.S. Capitol for a briefing on North Korea at the White House April 26, 2017 in Washington, DC. Members of U.S. President Donald Trump's national security team held a briefing on North Korea at the White House for the entire U.S. Senate.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

This is Not a Eulogy for John McCain

McCain fervently believes in the ennoblement of caring about something bigger than your own interests.

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 21:  U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) gestures to U.S. Rep. Peter King before the presidential inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC.   Barack Obama was re-elected for a second term as President of the United States.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

John McCain Is a National Treasure

The Republican senator reflects the better aspects of what our democratic system can produce.

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 11:  Senate Armed Services Committee members (L-R) Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK), Chairman John McCain (R-AZ) and ranking member Sen. Jack Reed (R-RI) listen to testimony during the confirmation hearing for Richard Spencer in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill July 11, 2017 in Washington, DC. Spencer was nominated by President Donald Trump to be the 76th secretary of the U.S. Navy.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

As Sanctions Bill Stalls, Lawmakers Highlight Russian Interference in Montenegro

Russia staged a failed coup in the small republic. Lawmakers worry they will try again.


Senate Pushes for More Russian Sanctions in Bipartisan Legislation

The legislation would codify Obama's most recent executive order sanctioning Russia.


McCain Doubles Down on Russia Position, ISIS Claims Credit for Istanbul Attack: The Weekend Behind, the Week Ahead

On Eastern Europe, some senators signal they're standing their ground. Plus more to watch in the coming days.


Congress Just Passed a Watershed Human Rights Provision — Tucked Inside Its Defense Spending Bill

The Senate adopted the Global Magnitsky Act. Here’s how it came to be, and what it means for human rights and anticorruption efforts worldwide.


John McCain to Serve Sixth Term

John McCain thwarts a challenger and insults from his party's candidate to keep his Senate seat.

OSKALOOSA, IA - JULY 25:  Republican presidential hopeful businessman Donald Trump speaks to guests gathered for a rally on July 25, 2015 in Oskaloosa, Iowa. During his last visit to the state Trump sparked controversy when he said Senator John McCain (R-AZ), a former POW, was not a war hero.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

The Qualities of Command

The President of the United States has many responsibilities, but none is more important than Article Two of the Constitution’s charge that 'The President shall be Commander in Chief...' of our armed forces.

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 10:  U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) (L) and Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) wait to speak at the "Exempt America from Obamacare" rally,  on Capitol Hill, September 10, 2013 in Washington, DC. Some conservative lawmakers are making a push to try to defund the health care law as part of the debates over the budget and funding the federal government. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Rand Paul, Lone Among GOP Hawks, Drops Out of Presidential Race

2016 was supposed to be the year to run against intervention. Then ISIS happened.

Syrian mourners wave the pre-Baath Syrian flag, now used by the Free Syrian Army, over the bodies of civilians, who were executed and dumped in the Quweiq river, during their burial at a park now renamed "Martyrs of the River" park in the Bustan al-Qasr district of the northern city of Aleppo on January 31, 2013. The bodies of dozens of young men, all executed with a single gunshot, were found in the river this week, adding to the grim list of massacres committed during Syria's 22-month conflict. AFP PHOTO/JM LOPEZ        (Photo credit should read JM LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

The War Over Syria’s War Dead

Assad is routinely accused of murdering 250,000 of his own people. The only problem is that there’s no proof he did.

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 16:  Gen. Lloyd Austin III (L), commander of U.S. Central Command, greets Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-AZ) before a hearing about the ongoing U.S. military operations to counter the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) during a hearing in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill September 16, 2015 in Washington, DC. Austin said that slow progress was still being made against ISIL but there have been setbacks, including the ambush of U.S.-trained fighters in Syria and the buildup of Russian forces in the country.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Pentagon: No, We Don’t Actually Have U.S. Troops Fighting in Syria

It was a tough day on Capitol Hill for the head is the U.S. Central Command


North Carolina Lawmaker Posts Photo Calling Obama an ‘Islamic Son of a Bitch’

A North Carolina lawmaker posts a photo accusing Obama of being Muslim, showing tin-hat theories about the president have yet to die.


5 Foreign-Policy Interviews That Will Most Make Us Miss Jon Stewart

Jon Stewart is ending a strong run of foreign-policy interviews.


That Time McCain and Clapper Purportedly Argued About Torture? It Never Happened.

Sen. John McCain and DNI James Clapper never argued about terrorism; McCain had the dust-up with Michael Hayden.

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John McCain to James Clapper: Sorry for Saying You Wanted to Torture

Sen. McCain just walked back accusations that DNI James Clapper wanted to torture suspects.

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 23:  Lt. Gen. Robert Neller takes his seat during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee July 23, 2015 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Neller, who commanded troops in Iraq from 2005 to 2007, is the Obama Administration's choice to succeed Gen. Joseph Dunford as 37th commandant of the Marine Corps.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Marine General Pushes John McCain’s Buttons on Islamic State

Arizona Senator wants more information from the Marine three-star general.