SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Republican John McCain, who has conceded economics is not his strong suit, says government isn't in the business of saving and rewarding banks or small borrowers who behave irresponsibly.
LONDON (AP) - Republican presidential candidate John McCain on Thursday hailed the bravery of British and U.S. soldiers yet refrained from calling publicly for Britain to slow the pace of its troop withdrawalMore >>
SPRINGFIELD, Pa. (AP) - John McCain traveled like a man of the people Friday morning, riding an Amtrak train to Philadelphia after a late night of voting in Washington.
"Nice to see you, nice to see you,"More >>
PHOENIX (AP) - This is the week John McCain takes a measure of what the Republican presidential nomination is worth.
The Arizona senator, less than a week removed from having secured enough delegatesMore >>
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Exit polls are showing John McCain has his work cut out for him to rally traditional Republicans to his cause in November.
Conservatives and regular churchgoers make up a chunk ofMore >>
WASHINGTON (AP) - A Democratic-leaning group financed by a major labor union and wealthy liberal activists is running ads against Sen. John McCain in Ohio and Pennsylvania, the beginning of a media campaignMore >>
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Bush endorsed Republican nominee-in-waiting John McCain on Wednesday, two bitter rivals from the 2000 presidential race joining together now in hopes of preventing DemocratsMore >>
HOUSTON (AP) - Republican presidential candidate John McCain says he understands the interest in the close Democratic race, but he's criticizing Democrats for wanting to pull out of Iraq.
McCain is campaigningMore >>
ROUND ROCK, Texas (AP) - Republican John McCain said the desire by Democratic presidential rivals Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement would jeopardizeMore >>
RICHARDSON, Texas (AP) - Republican presidential hopeful John McCain said Thursday the question of whether he can run for president, despite being born in the Panama Canal Zone, was put to rest 44 yearsMore >>
HOUSTON (AP) - Republican presidential hopeful John McCain said his remark that American troops could stay in Iraq for 100 years has been distorted, yet he still suggests a lengthy U.S. presence comparableMore >>
CINCINNATI (AP) - Republican John McCain quickly denounced the comments of a radio talk show host who while warming up a campaign crowd referred repeatedly to Barack Hussein Obama and called the DemocraticMore >>
ROCKY RIVER, Ohio (AP) - John McCain said Monday that to win the White House he must convince a war-weary country that U.S. policy in Iraq is succeeding. If he can't, "then I lose. I lose," the RepublicanMore >>
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - His nomination assured, John McCain got an early jump on the general election this week with a swing through Midwestern states likely to be pivotal in the fall and a fresh line ofMore >>
WASHINGTON (AP) - Former President George H.W. Bush will endorse John McCain in Texas on Monday, Republican officials said.
The endorsement represents another step in McCain's tightening grip on the RepublicanMore >>
WASHINGTON (AP) - In John McCain, congressional Republicans are grappling with the notion of a presidential nominee most didn't expect or want.
Now, struggling under a raft of retirements that has dimmedMore >>
WASHINGTON (AP) - While Republican John McCain is urging his conservative critics to rally around his presidential campaign, there is a lot of water under that bridge. Here are the top 10 reasons someMore >>
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - On his first full day as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, John McCain fended off discussion of specific potential running mates but made clear he sees no requirementMore >>
WASHINGTON (AP) - Typically, a gathering of conservative activists and the presumptive Republican presidential nominee is no cause for unease.
Enter John McCain - a Republican with a history of clashingMore >>
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican presidential front-runner John McCain has skipped more than half the Senate's votes in the past year but he showed up Thursday to help pass a bill to stimulate the falteringMore >>
Republican John McCain is trying to ease long-standing distrust among the party's powerful conservatives, especially if he's the party's candidate in the general election race against a Democrat.More >>
SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) - John McCain appears to be steamrolling his way to the Republican nomination; Mitt Romney can't seem to catch a break.
Coming off a Florida triumph, the Arizona senator pickedMore >>
Republican angst over the war in Iraq may be helping fuel John McCain's rise as a top presidential contender, even though he has been the campaign's highest profile supporter of the unpopular conflict, according to surveys in early voting states and interviews with GOP pollsters.More >>
John McCain courted the Cuban vote Monday and reminded Florida voters of his history in the state, though he may have alienated hurricane-weary voters with his opposition to national catastrophe insurance.More >>
NAVASOTA, Texas (AP) - Campaigning for Mike Huckabee, actor Chuck Norris said Sunday that Sen. John McCain is too old to handle the pressures of being president.
"I didn't pick John to support becauseMore >>
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Despite calls in Washington for short-term economic relief, John McCain proposed a long-term economic plan on Thursday that would lower the corporate income tax rate and provide aMore >>
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) - John McCain on Wednesday sharply defended his opposition eight years ago to the flying of the Confederate battle flag over the South Carolina state capitol in Columbia, brushingMore >>
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - John McCain's first presidential bid cratered in South Carolina after a nasty campaign and never recovered.
Back for a second shot, it's not so much vengeance he seeks, but victory.
Surging in New Hampshire, John McCain seemingly should be the candidate taking heat from his Republican presidential opponents. But Mitt Romney was the one assailed during and after a high-stakes GOP debateMore >>
Republican presidential hopeful John McCain is promising to hold Cabinet chiefs accountable for ensuring the integrity of their agencies and proposing to withhold money from government programs that don't meet performance expectations.More >>
Iowa - Presidential hopeful John McCain said Monday that although it's not impossible for a Republican candidate who favors abortion rights to win the nomination, such a candidate would face long odds.More >>
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - For all Sen. John McCain's debate preparation, for all the speeches and chestnuts he has polished in his presidential campaigns, he was not ready for the opening question at the Google Interview.More >>
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) - Republican John McCain officially entered the 2008 presidential race Wednesday, stressing his experience honed in war and Washington as he sought to revive his struggling campaign. "WeMore >>
WASHINGTON - Republican presidential contender John McCain on Monday warned about U.S. reliance on foreign oil and the threat of global warming, dismissing even some in his own party who suggest climate change is a Hollywood-driven notion.More >>
Republican presidential hopeful John McCain is lowering fundraising expectations, just days before the first money deadline that will provide a clear sign about which candidates are viable - and which ones are not.More >>
Government Spending, Lower Taxes and Economic Prosperity America's economic progress requires that the federal government abide by the same standards of common sense and fiscal restraint as hardworkingMore >>
Super Tuesday Results: McCain won in California, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Missouri, Delaware and his home state of Arizona - each of them winner-take-all primaries. He also pocketed victories in Oklahoma and Illinois.
Not a good trip for maverick John McCain in Iowa. The sharp politician came in fourth place, behind Mike Huckabee, Mitt Romney, and Fred Thompson.
The loss in Iowa didn't keep him down for very long. McCain won in New Hampshire on Jan.8th and Mitt Romaney placed second. It was a true comeback story for the Maverick of all Republicans.
John McCain's background:
John McCain has a remarkable record of leadership and experience that embodies his unwavering lifetime commitment to service. First elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from Arizona in 1982, John has led the fight for reforming Washington, eliminating wasteful government spending, and strengthening our nation's armed forces.
John McCain's reform agenda to reduce federal spending and lower taxes quickly elevated him to statewide office and he was elected to the United States Senate in 1986, after serving two terms in the U.S. House.
In the Senate, John continued to demand that Congress put an end to loopholes for special interests and fix the broken system in Washington that too often allows lobbyists to write legislation and members of Congress to waste taxpayer money. In November 2004, Senator McCain was overwhelmingly reelected with nearly 77 percent of the vote.
As the son and grandson of distinguished Navy admirals, John McCain deeply values duty, honor and service of country. John attended college at the United States Naval Academy, and launched a 22-year career as a naval aviator upon his graduation. He continued the McCain tradition of service to country passed down to him from his father and grandfather when he asked to serve in the Vietnam War.
On July 29 1967, John narrowly survived the first of many near-death experiences during his lifetime while preparing to take off on a bombing mission over North Vietnam from his ship, the USS Forrestal. A missile accidentally fired from a nearby plane struck the fuel tanks on John's plane and created a deadly inferno aboard the ship. John barely escaped the fiery disaster that killed 134 men, injured hundreds more and destroyed 20 planes.
Instead of taking the option to return home after the Forrestal disaster, Senator McCain volunteered for more combat duty - a fateful decision that stopped the clock on his life and separated him from his family, and country, for five and a half years.
During his 23rd bombing mission on October 26, 1967, a missile struck John's plane and forced him to eject, knocking him unconscious and breaking both his arms and his leg. John was then taken as a prisoner of war into the now infamous "Hanoi Hilton," where he was denied necessary medical treatment and often beaten by the North Vietnamese.
John spent much of his time as a prisoner of war in solitary confinement, aided by his faith and the friendships of his fellow POWs. When he was finally released and able to return home years later, John continued his service by regaining his naval flight status.
Senator McCain's last Navy duty assignment was to serve as the naval liaison to the United States Senate. John retired from the Navy in 1981. His naval honors include the Silver Star, Bronze Star, Legion of Merit, Purple Heart, and the Distinguished Flying Cross.
Senator McCain has seven children and four grandchildren, and currently lives in Phoenix, Arizona with his wife Cindy.