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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 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...

War Hero or War Criminal, Who Decides?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deepak Chopra


Sam Stein

McCain Attacks Obama's Patriotism | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John McCain unveiled a new attack on Barack Obama's patriotism Saturday, jumping all over - and taking out of context - remarks made yesterday in whic...

Sam Stein

Closing McCain Ad Returns To His Biography | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The McCain campaign put out on Friday what could be the last television ad it airs this cycle -- a largely biographical spot that includes footage of ...

Interview: McCain Fellow Hanoi Hilton POW & Naval Academy Dorm-mate; Why He Won't Vote For McCain

Rob Kall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Kall

Transcript of Interview with CDR, USN, Phil Butler on the Rob Kall Bottom-up Radio Show (1360 AM WNJC) Transcription by Jay Farrington and Paul Haw...

The Candidates' Perspectives

Murray Fromson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Murray Fromson

Traveling through the heart of Java, I saw bodies of civilians who were slaughtered by Indonesian troops and anti-terror squads who were singled out as Communist sympathizers by the CIA for the coup plotters.

McCain Nabbed POW Footage For Commercials, Creating A Possible Legal Row

Daily Telegraph | Tom Leonard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Republicans have used shots and excerpts from the 1967 interview in their advertising but the widow of the journalist who made the film says it wa...

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...

Down, Simba

Kit Gallant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kit Gallant

During the 2000 Republican primaries, the late David Foster Wallace spent a week following John McCain's campaign. On the trail, Wallace was writing f...

Presidential Debates Preview: McCain "Scrappy," Expect Many POW References

NY Times | KATHARINE Q. SEELYE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senator John McCain, the Republican presidential nominee, heads into the first debate on Friday with a track record as a scrappy combatant and the ins...

Nation: McCain Covered Up Information On POWs Left Behind

The Nation | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John McCain, who has risen to political prominence on his image as a Vietnam POW war hero, has, inexplicably, worked very hard to hide from the public...

What is "Democracy for America?"

Bill Marovitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Marovitz

The Brave New Pac ad takes all the attention off the truly important issues and focuses attention on McCain's war record.

POWer Play

Paul Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Cohen

We tend to excuse Senator McCain's irrational outbursts and inappropriate behavior -- including a 1995 scuffle with a 92-year-old Senate colleague (from his own party, no less) -- by referring to their root cause.

Why Should it Take a Prison Cell to Raise a Citizen?

Adam Hanft | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adam Hanft

Here's John McCain's story as told last night, if anyone actually listened to the unadorned narrative...

Jason Linkins

MSNBC's Kelly O'Donnell's Mindblowing Pronouncement | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If after nine months and hundreds of speeches you are under the impression that McCain is "resistant" to talk about "his time as a P.O.W.," then you are, quite frankly, useless.

Country First? Never Mind

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

When McCain is willing to sign away the principle derived from what is the defining moment of his life, then the question is: what core of character remains?

Sam Stein

Once Smears, McCain's Daughter, POW Service Now Lauded By Bush | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

George Bush received a standing ovation by the crowd at the Republican Convention on Tuesday, in an address that said as much about the evolution of t...

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...

McCain's Roommate

Adam McKay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adam McKay


McCain's 9-11

Matthew Mundy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Matthew Mundy

Apparently the POW story, for all of its consistency of use, has no consistency of message. Topless contests, music taste, seven homes, torture? POW, POW, POW, flop.

SC GOP Ad For McCain Nothing But POW

Talking Points Memo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

To our knowledge, this new ad from the South Carolina Republican Party is the first ad to focus exclusively on McCain's POW captivity. The spot is se...

Leno Asks McCain How Many Houses He Has, McCain Answers With POW Status (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

While Ted Kennedy, Michelle Obama and the Obama's daughters were wowing Denver at the DNC, John McCain was sitting down with Jay Leno and bringing up ...

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...