July 14, 2008
Sen. John McCain spent yesterday visiting supporters at his headquarters in Phoenix before embarking on a one-week tour aimed at highlighting opportunities for people of all constituencies. He will address the National Council of La Raza today, have breakfast with Latino small-business owners in Albuquerque on Tuesday and speak at the NAACP convention in Cincinnati on Wednesday. SOURCE: Staff writer Juliet Eilperin AUG. 25-28 Democratic National Convention SEPT. 1-4 Republican National Convention
August 8, 2008
Regarding the Aug. 1 front-page story "The Curious Mind of John McCain": Why, in this day and age, should we have a candidate for the most important job in the world who hasn't been curious enough to learn to use a computer until recently and had never sent an e-mail? His performance at the Naval Academy, fifth from the bottom of his class, gives one concern about his intelligence and curiosity. The most scary statement in the article was Mr. McCain's own line from his book "Worth the Fighting For": "We can all stand a little self-improvement from...
July 16, 2013 |
After more than three hours of talking, senators began filtering out of the Old Senate Chamber, still without a path to avoiding a showdown on controversial rules changes. But Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) had a few last words for four Democratic leaders huddled in a corner. "We've got to find a way to get this done," McCain told Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) and his leadership team, according to a Democrat listening to the conversation. With that, the 2008 GOP presidential nominee began a final frenzy of negotiations...
November 5, 2008
John McCain lavished attention on Pennsylvania in the closing days of Campaign 2008. It paid off, but not enough. Voters who said they made up their minds in recent days went for the Republican nominee, according to network exit polls. But McCain's failure to rack up enormous margins in the state's rural center -- the only real recipe for GOP success here, and for a come-from-behind McCain win in the electoral college -- ultimately cost him Pennsylvania's 21 electoral votes. The senator from Arizona was damaged...
November 5, 2008
John McCain tested Missouri's long-standing reputation as a bellwether state yesterday as he battled to overcome a wave of economic uncertainty that drove women, younger people, and black and Hispanic voters to Barack Obama. The Show-Me State has voted for the presidential loser only once in about the past 100 years, choosing Adlai Stevenson, another Democrat from Illinois, in 1956. President Bush carried Missouri in 2004, winning 54 percent of the women's vote. But his plummeting popularity and the faltering economy...
May 20, 2008 |
When Newsweek ran a story last week on how John McCain and his allies may attack Barack Obama in the fall, the Arizona senator's top adviser fired off a letter calling the article "offensive" and "scurrilous" -- and threatened to kick the magazine's reporter off the campaign plane. After The Washington Post reported on McCain's support for a land swap that wound up benefiting one of his top fundraisers, McCain called The Post Co.'s chief executive, Donald Graham, last week to complain.