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After McCain’s death, false Forrestal claim resurfaces

Q: Did John McCain “hide the fact that he ‘accidentally’ killed 134 American sailors”? A: No. He wasn’t responsible for the fatal 1967 accident aboard the USS Forrestal.... Read more»

Court: Asylum-seeker in 24-year-old case deserves another hearing

A federal appeals court overturned an immigration board’s decision to deport an Arizona man to his native El Salvador, rejecting the lower court’s “glib characterization” that murders, beatings and home invasions did not constitute persecution.... Read more»

Graham, other senators recall facets of friend, colleague McCain

As senators delivered glowing tributes to the late Sen. John McCain on Tuesday, Sen. Lindsey Graham reminded them of another side of his friend: Every one of them had “had their head ripped off time by him at some point in time.”... Read more»

Joe Biden, McCain children, Larry Fitzgerald to speak at senator’s Az memorial

Former Vice President Joe Biden, who years ago reached across the political aisle to become a longtime colleague and friend to Sen. John McCain, will speak Thursday at the senator’s Arizona memorial service.... Read more»

White House reverses course, returns flag to half-staff to honor McCain

President Donald Trump reversed course Monday and ordered the flag over the White House lowered to half-staff to honor Arizona Sen. John McCain after briefly raising the flag Monday, less than two days after the senator’s death.... Read more»

Ducey faces ‘unenviable’ task in picking McCain replacement

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has steadfastly refused to discuss a replacement for Sen. John McCain until after the senator’s funeral, but political consultants say the governor faces an “unenviable” task when he does name an appointee.... Read more»

McCain's final farewell: 'Believe always in the promise & greatness of America'

"10 years ago, I had the privilege to concede defeat in the election for president. I want to end my farewell to you with the heartfelt faith in Americans that I felt so powerfully that evening. I feel it powerfully still. Do not despair of our present difficulties but believe always in the promise and greatness of America, because nothing is inevitable here."... Read more»

Commentary

Who has the courage, honesty & fortitude to take McCain's place in our civic life?

Through it all, he was steadfast in promoting public service over self-service. It is that John McCain who I came to know and choose to remember. Now that he's gone, I wonder who – if anyone – has the courage, honesty and fortitude to take his place. ... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

All too human: John McCain was the senator we wish we were - or at least hope to have

John McCain wore it all on his sleeve, collar, shirtwaist, slacks and shoes. He wanted to be above the game but succumbed to it regularly. We knew exactly what he was thinking because he was so bad at hiding it.... Read more»

McCain's farewell: 'My fellow Americans. No association ever mattered more to me.'

"Before I leave, I’d like to see our politics begin to return to the purposes and practices that distinguish our history from the history of other nations. I would like to see us recover our sense that we are more alike than different." — John McCain, in his memoir "The Restless Wave."... Read more»

What happens to McCain's seat after his death?

With John McCain's death Saturday from brain cancer, what happens to Arizona's seat in the U.S. Senate? With the primary filing deadline passed, Arizona law is a gray area for some. We'll clear things up:... Read more»2

McCain to return 'where it all began' after memorial services in Az, DC

Sen. John McCain, who died Saturday, will lie in state and have church services in both Phoenix and Washington, D.C. He will not be buried in Arlington National Cemetery, near his father and grandfather, but rather on the grounds of the U.S. Naval Academy. McCain reportedly asked former Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama to deliver eulogies at his funeral.... Read more»

John McCain will 'cast a long shadow' - Nation reacts to senator's death

Following news that John McCain died Saturday, colleagues and political competitors praised the long-serving senator and Vietnam veteran for his courage and his service. "His impact on America hasn’t ended. Not even close. It will go on for many years to come," Joe Biden wrote.... Read more»

John McCain, longtime Arizona senator, dead at 81

U.S. Sen. John McCain, who outlived the odds time and again, died Saturday afternoon, a day after his family announced that he had halted treatment for aggressive brain cancer. "The progress of disease and the inexorable advance of age render their verdict," his family said.... Read more»2

Analysis

John McCain helped build a country that no longer reflects his values

John McCain ends his career honorably and bravely, but with hostility from the White House, marginal influence in the Republican-controlled Senate, and a public less receptive to the positions he has long embodied. ... Read more»

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