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John McCain Gives Tearful Tribute To POW Cellmate Bud Day

The Huffington Post | Nick Abrams | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) teared up while remembering his recently deceased friend Bud Day on the Senate Floor Monday. "I will miss Bud every day ...

John McCain To Receive Big Honor From Both Parties

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 03.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a rare show of bipartisanship, Senate Democrats and Republicans will hold a joint meeting next month to mark the 40th anniversary of ...

John McCain Ready To Tell 'Amazing Story Of Heroism'

The Huffington Post | Nick Abrams | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is returning to television. Six months after making a cameo on NBC's "Parks and Recreation," McCain will appear the sea...

Sam Stein

McCain Chief Uses POW Card To Defend Rally Rhetoric | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Defending the aggressive campaign rhetoric at recent McCain-Palin events against criticisms made by Rep. John Lewis, McCain campaign manager Rick Davi...

McCain And My Captive Cadets

David Haven Blake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Haven Blake

For my Air Force Academy students, the central moment of their imagined military lives was being a prisoner of war. They imagined captivity transformed soldiers into celebrities, as if POWs possessed a special currency that allowed them to exchange life as a retired officer for life as a presidential candidate.

Republican Convention Plan: All POW

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As he prepares to accept his party's nomination for president in Minnesota this week, Sen. John McCain insists he understands the economic anxieties A...

Jimmy Carter: McCain "Milking" POW Experience To Last Drop

USA Today | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former president Jimmy Carter called Republican presidential candidate John McCain a "distinguished naval officer," but he said the Arizona senator ha...

WATCH: McCain & My Mom

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lee Stranahan

Some people say this is unfair... cross posted at

Don't Take the Bait

Brendan Spiegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brendan Spiegel

By going back to this line of defense over and over again, McCain is on the verge of doing something that once seemed impossible: Turning his horrific Vietnam experience into a punchline.

McCain Himself Uses POW Experience To Defend Houses

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) told CBS News' Katie Couric on Saturday that Sen. Joe Biden (D-Del.) is a "formidable" but "wise" choice for the Democratic...

Pundits Start Criticizing McCain's Constant POW References

Talking Points Memo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As all you regulars know, the McCain camp's constant evocation of his P.O.W. past as an all-purpose shield against any and all criticism is a singular...

McCain Changes POW Story For Local Sports Team

ABC's Political Punch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Asked what first comes to his mind when he thinks of Pittsburgh, McCain chuckled, "the Steelers. I was a mediocre high school athlete but I loved and...

The Sacred McCow

Mary Lyon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mary Lyon

the letters POW do not spell POTUS. Such voices as those of Wesley Clark and Jim Webb are correct to bring some balance and perspective to the issue and wipe some of the steam off the windows.

McCain's "Service to America" Tour Gets Off To Sputtering Start

Kelly Nuxoll | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kelly Nuxoll

Yet, even taking it on its own terms, McCain'€™s speech today would seem to have two strikes against it. One, his plunge into self-examination suggests that he has not quite transcended the limits of a powerful sense of self.