Sen. John McCain called Monday for the United States to lead a military coalition to help the Syrian opposition rid the country of President Bashar al-Assad.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday dismissed Sen. John McCain's accusation that the recent spate of leaks about U.S. intelligence operations was politically motivated, calling the claim a "really a sad statement."
It's that time in the presidential cycle again. Mitt Romney, presumptive GOP nominee, appoints a trusted adviser to lead his vice presidential search. The questionnaires are readied; the real level of interest of the contenders is gauged (and all public protestations of noninterest dutifully disregarded.)
HBO's new political docudrama "Game Change" isn't just any made-for-TV movie inspired by reality.
Sen. John McCain called Monday for the United States to lead an international effort to protect the Syrian population by carrying out piloted airstrikes on Syrian government forces.
Sen. John McCain says he's disappointed in comments from GOP presidential candidates about waterboarding and torture.
Deep disagreements surfaced on Capitol Hill Tuesday over whether the United States has moved too quickly to withdraw troops from Iraq.
Calls for details about what budget cuts the Defense Department is considering are coming from both houses of Congress and both parties. And they are getting more urgent.
On a tour of Libya, Sen. John McCain weighs in on the threat of extremism and capturing Moammar Gadhafi.
In his first visit to Libya since the fall of Moammar Gadhafi, Sen. John McCain hailed that nation's revolution as the showcase for the so-called Arab Spring but acknowledged a tough road lay ahead.
CNN's Chris Lawrence reports the "don't ask" repeal doesn't mean former service members can return to their careers.
In the very early hours of this morning, "don't ask, don't tell" ceased to be U.S. policy. As a result, today is the first day I can write about being the partner of a gay military serviceman without fear that he will lose his job.
Sen. John McCain on Afghanistan tour talks about the risks of drawdown there (and weighs in on Libya and debt ceiling).
The American people do not want Republicans to compromise on their opposition to any form of tax increase as part of a deficit reduction deal being negotiated with Democrats, veteran Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, said Sunday.
U.S. Sens. John McCain and John Kerry focused on the U.S. and Egyptian economies during a trip to Egypt Saturday and Sunday.
Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, indicated Wednesday that the GOP-controlled House of Representatives will not back a resolution sponsored by Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, expressing congressional support for limited American involvement in the NATO-led military campaign in Libya.
U.S. Sen. John McCain is blaming illegal immigrants for starting some of the wildfires that have scorched hundreds of thousands of acres in Arizona.
U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, blames illegal immigrants for starting unspecified fires in that area.
Sen. John McCain, the Republican presidential candidate in 2008, took aim Sunday at the field of contenders for the 2012 GOP nomination, accusing them of "isolationism."
As discussions swirled about its origins and impact, the U.S. forest service chief deemed a raging wildfire in southern Arizona as "the number one priority" for firefighters nationwide.
U.S. Sen. John McCain warned Myanmar's new military-backed government to make democratic reforms or possibly face the type of revolution that has swept through Arab nations.
Do Mexican drug cartels have scores of "spotters" sitting on Arizona mountain tops helping drug couriers make their appointed rounds?
CNN's Candy Crowley interviews Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, about his recent trip to Libya.
The federal government wants to get into the opt-in, opt-out business.
Senator John McCain (R-AZ) talks to CNN's Wolf Blitzer about President Obama's address to the nation on Libya.
Which actor would be best as Palin's 2008 running mate in the upcoming HBO movie?
Trash talk and criticism seems the norm in these days of social networking, talk radio and cable pundits. But now it's spreading to the halls Capitol Hill and the leadership of the Department of Defense.
Politics is serious business -- but not all of the time. From the halls of Congress to the campaign trail to the international stage, there's always something that gets a laugh or a second glance.
CNN's Anderson Cooper and his panel discuss the repeal effort of "don't ask, don't tell."
One of the reasons Defense Secretary Robert Gates commissioned a study on how the military feels about gays serving openly was because it was ridiculous to listen to politicians rambling on and on, and not to those who have to do the heavy lifting.
A senior Republican senator pressed Pentagon leadership Thursday as to why nobody -- other than a very junior soldier -- has been held responsible for the leak of thousands of secret national security documents to WikiLeaks.
Military leaders testify to a Senate committee on the Pentagon's study on gays in the military.
Now is not the time to repeal the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy on gay men and lesbians serving openly in the U.S. armed forces, Sen. John McCain said at a hearing Thursday.
Anderson Cooper reports on criticism levelled at Sen. John McCain's public statements on gays in the military.
"Our political and religious leaders tell LGBT youth they have no future," John McCain's wife says in the video
Politics is serious business, but not all of the time. From the halls of Congress to the campaign trail, there's always something that gets a laugh. Here are some of the things you might have missed.
If the United States leaves Afghanistan prematurely, the subsequent destabilization in the region would have a "huge bearing" on relations between the United States and India, Sen. John McCain warned Friday.
Republican Sen. John McCain on Sunday invited President Barack Obama to visit the border with Mexico to get a complete picture of the region and called on the president to do more for security.
Six tough, don't mess-with-me hombres stride onto the screen, four wearing cowboy hats, none looking like recent readers of "Eat, Pray, Love." One dude stares down the camera and growls, "We're sheriffs in Arizona."
Sen. John McCain discusses his campaign promises during his victory speech.
After a night rife with primaries in the far-flung four corners of the United States, plus one in the nation's breadbasket, one race in the far Northwest is still up for grabs.
Sen. John McCain told supporters he will "take nothing for granted" after defeating former Rep. J.D. Hayworth in a bitterly fought Republican primary for U.S. Senate in Arizona Tuesday.
Voters across the country go to the polls Tuesday night for party primaries.
Sen. John McCain defends Snooki's comments that she's too pretty for jail. Showbiz Tonight's panel reacts.
Sen. John McCain said Monday he would lift a "hold" on the confirmation of James Clapper to be the Director of National Intelligence if he receives a report he's requested for the past 18 months.
For political junkies, the midterm election's marquee races are well known -- and I offered a list of those last week. But in a year when politics is hitting the boiling point, a top 10 list can't cover all the interesting races going on across the nation.
John McCain will continue the fight to retain his Senate seat Friday as he debates his competitors in Arizona.
The former Presidential candidate stands up for the Jersey Shore star's right to cheap tanning
Sen. John McCain says Pres. Obama's choice to deploy 1,200 more National Guard troops to the Mexican border isn't enough.
Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin spoke Friday at a rally for her former running mate, Sen. John McCain, urging voters to support the senator in his re-election bid in Arizona.
The cost of the Pentagon's newest fighter jet will be more than double the original price, solidifying the F-35 joint strike fighter as the most expensive Pentagon weapons program ever.
Sen. John McCain is facing a serious challenge from the right for his U.S. Senate seat. CNN's Casey Wian reports.
J.D. Hayworth: The Scottsdale, Arizona, radio host and commentator and former congressman is scheduled to announce today that he will challenge 24-year incumbent Sen. John McCain in the Republican primary in August. McCain is running for a fifth Senate term.
In an exclusive interview, CNN's John King talks with Sen. John McCain and Joe Lieberman about the fight against al Qaeda.
Some lawmakers want to delay the health care reform bill until next year, as CNN's Jim Acosta reports.
The U.S. Senate on Monday opened what is expected to be a lengthy and rancorous debate on a sweeping bill to overhaul the nation's health care system.
Sarah Palin begins her manipulation of the readers of her book "Going Rogue" in the title, embracing as a badge of honor the accusation leveled at her by McCain campaign staffers during the last bitter days of election 2008 -- even though she's exemplified the political insider throughout her career.
Right now, the political intelligentsia is consumed with the outcome of a congressional district in upstate New York.
Sen. McCain tells John King that it would be an "error of historic proportions" to send too few troops to Afghanistan.
Sen. John McCain said any added military deployment in Afghanistan smaller than the 40,000 troops reportedly requested by the top U.S. commander there "would be an error of historic proportions."
There's a standard scene in old movies about young hotheads behind the wheels of fast cars.
The wife of GOP presidential hopeful John McCain kept her pain to herself on the campaign trail
Video showing Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl, captured by the Taliban in Afghanistan, is just another example of how captors use the medium for psychological warfare.
Sen. John McCain said Thursday the United States must recover from the "moral failures" of human rights abuses and called for Americans to stand on the "right side" of history as a leader of the free world.
The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a resolution Friday that says it supports "all Iranians who embrace the values of freedom, human rights, civil liberties and the rule of law."
A key architect of Republican Sen. John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign has urged conservatives to drop their opposition to same-sex marriage.
While President Obama has insisted that securing Afghanistan against a rise in terrorist groups is a top security priority, Sen. John McCain said Tuesday that the problems in that country are not as thorny as those in Iraq.
About a year ago I heard that my book "Politics Lost" had become a hot item on John McCain's presidential campaign bus. Meg Whitman, who was advising McCain on economic matters, was recommending it to everyone. I was, of course, flattered. And it sort of stood to reason: I had celebrated McCain's maverick 2000 run for the presidency in the book. And McCain seemed to embody the message of "Politics Lost": Be yourself. Don't let consultants talk you out of taking impolitic positions if you really believe in them. Don't be afraid to take a position or two that might be unpopular with the public - it will give you credibility, ballast, a hint of courage.
The Senate approves a $410 billion spending bill that contains earmarks for pet projects. CNN's Dana Bash reports.
If you paid any attention to last year's presidential campaign, Sen. John McCain's stinging attack Wednesday on President Obama over earmarks probably sounded familiar.
A massive spending bill that funds the U.S. government for the rest of the budget year passed the Senate on Tuesday despite complaints about nearly $8 billion in what critics called "pork-barrel" projects.
Former GOP presidential nominee John McCain warned Wednesday that the United States is losing the war in Afghanistan.
Cost overruns on big-ticket Pentagon projects have left the U.S. military facing a budgetary "train wreck" at a time of growing budget deficits, Sen. John McCain said Tuesday.
Washington lobbyist Vicki Iseman has dropped her libel suit against The New York Times, the paper announced Thursday.
CNN's Kiran Chetry speaks to Sen. John McCain about the stimulus showdown.
CNN.com's Nicole Saidi participates in this excerpt of an online chat between four iReporters on the GOP's game plan.
Sen. John McCain, who faced a long, bruising campaign against candidate Barack Obama, has taken on a new role during the administration of President Barack Obama: "Loyal opposition."
Sen. John McCain says he is ready to work with President Obama and 'cooperate as much as possible.'
President Obama is facing great challenges as he takes office and may have made a hasty decision to close Guantanamo Bay without addressing all of the repercussions, Sen. John McCain told CNN's Larry King Thursday night.
President-elect Barack Obama called his former Republican presidential rival, Sen. John McCain, a hero at a bipartisan dinner Monday night and encouraged politicians to reach across the aisle.
When Americans go to the polls this November, there will be many factors that influence where they eventually decide to cast their vote:
Sen. John McCain said Sunday he would not necessarily support his former running mate if she chose to run for president.
President-elect Barack Obama and Sen. John McCain are meeting for the first time since the presidential election.
Two weeks after losing his bid for the presidency in an electoral landslide, Sen. John McCain is beginning the thorny transition back to life out of the spotlight as he weighs his future role in the Senate.
Republicans have lost the White House and seats in Congress. CNN's Bill Schneider looks at what's next for the GOP.
President-elect Barack Obama and Sen. John McCain said Monday that Americans are looking for leaders who will come together and "change the bad habits of Washington."
President-elect Barack Obama and Sen. John McCain will meet for the first time on Monday since the election.
"I sleep two hours, wake up and cry," the losing GOP candidate jokes on The Tonight Show
CNN's Gary Tuchman asks Gov. Sarah Palin if she's sad about anonymous comments made by McCain aides.
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin called former aides of Sen. John McCain "jerks" for circulating unflattering stories about her since the Republican ticket lost its bid for the White House Tuesday.
In a year when Alaska celebrates 50 years of statehood, it can be argued that our state finally joined the union August 29, 2008, when Gov. Sarah Palin was nominated by Sen. John McCain as his vice presidential running mate.
CNN's Dana Bash reports on what went wrong with John McCain's campaign for president and what's next.
Whatever you may have thought about John McCain's running mate -- about whether she was qualified, prepared or experienced enough for the job -- try to put all of that aside for just a moment, because Sarah Palin is who she is.
CNN's political panel says the first thing President-elect Barack Obama should do is start rebuilding infrastructure.
Barack Obama did more than thump John McCain in the Electoral College tally; he also handily won the popular vote and redrew the great divide between red states and blue states.
Conservative pundits and bloggers were conciliatory Wednesday morning, but urged supporters to continue to fight and use Sen.John McCain's defeat as a springboard to strengthen the Republican Party.
As Sen. John McCain bowed out of the historic presidential election Tuesday night, he urged his supporters to bridge their differences with Sen. Barack Obama and unite for the good of the country.
CNN's Brianna Keiler reports on Sen. John McCain's loss to Sen. Barack Obama.
John McCain's fight for the White House was a microcosm of his political career and broader life -- full of near-death experiences, stunning comebacks and close calls.