U.S.: China is expanding its South China Sea outposts

Feb 27, 2015

U.S.: China is expanding its South China Sea outposts

China is expanding its outposts in the South China Sea to include stationing for ships and potential airfields as part of its “aggressive” effort to exert sovereignty, the U.S. intelligence chief said Thursday. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper was speaking at a Senate ...

McCain urges 'boots on the ground' to combat Islamic State

Jan 20, 2015

McCain urges 'boots on the ground' to combat Islamic State

U.S. Sen. John McCain on Monday urged the deployment of international ground forces to combat jihadis in Syria and Iraq, as he toured the Middle East with a Senate delegation. “For months we’ve been bombing (Syrian border town) Kobani and we still haven’t driven ...

McCain wages campaign to define his legacy

Jan 19, 2015

McCain wages campaign to define his legacy

Sen. John McCain is waging another national campaign — this time, to define his legacy. After two unsuccessful presidential bids, the 78-year-old former Navy pilot and Vietnam prisoner of war has rebounded as the chairman of the powerful Senate Armed Services Committee. The post ...

McCain: botched execution 'torture'

Jul 26, 2014

McCain: botched execution 'torture'

U.S. Sen. John McCain says he believes the execution of an Arizona inmate that lasted two hours was torture. The Republican who represents the conservative state told Politico that he supports capital punishment for certain crimes but felt Wednesday’s execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood ...

Two U.S. senators vow support in Ukraine

Dec 16, 2013

Two U.S. senators vow support in Ukraine

A showdown between Russia on one side and the United States and the European Union on the other drew closer Sunday, as two American senators told a crowd of hundreds of thousands of protesters that Ukraine’s future lies to the west, not east. “We ...

Jul 12, 2013

More Russians need to 'feel some pain' over deceased lawyer: McCain

Arizona Sen. John McCain on Thursday slammed a Russian court’s conviction of dead lawyer Sergei Magnitsky for tax evasion, angrily saying the U.S. needs to make more Russians “feel some pain.” And he took issue with the U.S. administration for its low-key reaction to ...

Who is the real John McCain?

Feb 25, 2013

Who is the real John McCain?

by Jason Horowitz

John McCain was excited. It was late January, and the following day, he and a group of bipartisan senators were set to announce their framework for comprehensive immigration reform. He picked up the phone and called an old friend in Arizona. “We got it ...