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U.S. Senator John McCain arrives on a visit at a migrant center near the village of Adasevci, Serbia February 12, 2016. REUTERS/Marko Djurica/File Photo

Can Trump Fan Rubio Hold On To That Last Shred Of Dignity?

This is the stretch of the political season when presidential nominees swoop into key states to appear at rallies with candidates running for other offices. The big question facing top Republicans on the ballot is: Do I really want to be seen in public with Donald Trump?

September 6, 2016
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Primary Elections: McCain, Rubio, Wasserman Schultz Win Races

In primary voting Tuesday night, incumbent Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Marco Rubio (R-FL), and Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) were all victorious against their opponents.

August 31, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump waves goodbye as he leaves the stage after his wife Melania concluded her remarks at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. July 18, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Trump Hovers Over McCain, Rubio Senate Re-Election Races

Republican voters in Arizona and Florida are expected to pick Senators John McCain and Marco Rubio as their respective U.S. Senate nominees when they go to the polls on Tuesday, but one name not on either ballot, Donald Trump, looms large.

August 30, 2016
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As John McCain Fights For Reelection, The Trump Problem Cuts Two Ways: Both Against Him

Just shy of his 80th birthday, seeking his sixth Senate term, McCain is waging the most difficult and unhappy reelection fight of his long and storied career.

August 25, 2016
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Khizr Khan Blames Intolerance On Trump, Calls On McCain To Withdraw Support

Khizr Khan, the Gold Star father of a slain American war hero, blames Republican nominee Donald Trump for the growing intolerance and hate plaguing the nation: “The voices that wouldn’t dare because they were afraid of the decent America to condemn them … have gathered courage to show their ugliness.”

August 12, 2016
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky

Republicans Hate Hillary Clinton (Unless They Actually Know Her)

To those who are familiar with Hillary Clinton, she has always seemed considerably more agreeable than the vain, bitter, superficial journalists who whine incessantly about her.

August 8, 2016
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Country First: Why John McCain Must Dump Trump

“Country first” is not an easy ideal to uphold, especially in our polarized national politics. For years the former prisoner of war could claim, more plausibly than most American politicians, that he has tried to live by those words. Not any more.

August 6, 2016
Republican U.S. Presidential nominee Donald Trump attends a campaign event at Briar Woods High School in Ashburn, Virginia, U.S., August 2, 2016. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Donald Trump Declines To Endorse Paul Ryan, John McCain

A day after he tweeted praise for Paul Nehlen, who is challenging House Speaker Paul Ryan in his Wisconsin district’s primary next week, Donald Trump went further in an interview with The Washington Post.

August 3, 2016
U.S. Senator John McCain speaks to reporters in Kabul, Afghanistan July 4, 2016. REUTERS/Josh Smith

John McCain’s Granddaughter Endorses Hillary Clinton

John McCain has backed Donald Trump, but his granddaughter says she is still “nursing a grudge” against the Republican nominee, who famously questioned the Arizona senator’s heroism a year ago.

July 31, 2016
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Cartoon: McCain Endorses Trump

Great to have you aboard, John!

June 5, 2016
U.S. President George W. Bush and first lady Laura Bush (R) greet former first lady Nancy Reagan at Blair House in Washington in this June 10, 2004 file photo. REUTERS/Stringer/Files

No Former GOP Presidential Nominees Have Endorsed Trump

Nothing shows Trump’s departure from the rest of his adopted party like the near total silence from former Republican presidential nominees.

May 5, 2016
Birtherism is everywhere now.

Obama On The Birth Of Birtherism

Obsessing over Cruz’s “status” is absolutely baseless.

March 14, 2016
U.S. Senator McCain arrives on a visit at a migrant center near the village of Adasevci

2008 Republican Nominee John McCain Joins Romney In Blasting Trump

McCain also points finger at “Mr. Trump’s uninformed and indeed dangerous statements on national security issues.”

March 3, 2016
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Democratic Senate Candidate Ties Trump Around John McCain

We now officially have an ad from a Democratic Senate candidate, who is latching onto the rise of Donald Trump in order to slam Republicans in a crucial down-ballot race.

February 29, 2016
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Gitmo Is A Stain On Our Reputation For Upholding Human Rights

In his first presidential campaign, President Barack Obama pledged to close the infamous U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where torture has been practiced and due process flouted. The reviled facility is a stain on our reputation as a beacon for human rights and as a role model in a world where the innate dignity […]

February 27, 2016
U.S. Senator John McCain attends a panel discussion at the Munich Security Conference in Munich

Senator McCain Says Could Subpoena U.S. Sailors Held By Iran

“I guarantee you, if they don’t have a debrief by the first of March like they said, we’ll have a hearing and we’ll subpoena.”

February 14, 2016
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McCain Speaks Against Torture Advocacy Of Trump, Other GOPers

McCain: “The United States has tried, convicted, and executed foreign combatants who employed methods of torture, including waterboarding.”

February 9, 2016
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Endorse This: Trump Says Okay, McCain Is A Hero For Getting Caught!

Even his explanation of what he “really” said just showed off his true thoughts.

February 8, 2016
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Late Night Roundup: Trump The African Dictator — Again

Trevor Noah revealed that something very much like Trump’s great debate ditching occurred just last week — by the president of Uganda.

January 28, 2016
U.S. Senator John McCain speaks during the inauguration ceremony of the NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence (StratCom COE) in Riga, Latvia

Trump Upends New Hampshire Tradition Of Retail Politics

In one of the many jokes about New Hampshire that U.S. Sen. John McCain likes to tell, one voter asks another for thoughts about a presidential candidate.

January 26, 2016
Sarah Palin speaks at the 42nd annual Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland

Sarah Palin Endorses Trump — And The Donald Has Some Fun

When Donald Trump and Sarah Palin team up, there is going to be some major trolling.

January 19, 2016
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Late Night Roundup: ‘Shoot First, Ask Questions Never’

Larry Wilmore looked at “America’s conversation about not talking about guns,” detailing all the ways that the right changes the subject away from gun control after a mass shooting.

October 6, 2015
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A Roiling Republican Party Is Ready For Its Close-Up

The GOP is proceeding along two tracks — the headline track and the governing track. Which party will show up Aug. 6 for the first presidential debate?

July 30, 2015
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GOP’s Condemnation Of Trump Pure Hypocrisy

Here’s the thing about principle. Unless applied equally it is not really principle at all.

July 27, 2015
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump arrives to speak at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames

Trump Threatens Independent Presidential Run If GOP ‘Not Fair’

Presidential candidate Donald Trump threatened to run as a political independent if he does not get “fair” treatment from the Republican Party.

July 23, 2015