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  • HBO's John McCain documentary offers definitive portrait of maverick senator

    HBO's John McCain documentary offers definitive portrait of maverick senator

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 5:56 PM EDT2018-05-23 21:56:01 GMT
    FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2017, file photo, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., leaves a closed-door session on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Source: AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2017, file photo, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., leaves a closed-door session on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Source: AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
    FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2017, file photo, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., leaves a closed-door session on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Source: AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2017, file photo, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., leaves a closed-door session on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Source: AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

    "John McCain: For Whom the Bell Tolls" offers a definitive portrait of an extraordinary life, boasting extensive access to its subject as well practically as every political luminary to pass through his orbit.

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    "John McCain: For Whom the Bell Tolls" offers a definitive portrait of an extraordinary life, boasting extensive access to its subject as well practically as every political luminary to pass through his orbit.

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  • Speechwriter helps John McCain say his piece in 'Restless Wave'

    Speechwriter helps John McCain say his piece in 'Restless Wave'

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 1:02 PM EDT2018-05-22 17:02:57 GMT
    Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain wanted to give the big speech he delivered last summer about Senate dysfunction before he was diagnosed with brain cancer.(Source: CNN)Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain wanted to give the big speech he delivered last summer about Senate dysfunction before he was diagnosed with brain cancer.(Source: CNN)
    Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain wanted to give the big speech he delivered last summer about Senate dysfunction before he was diagnosed with brain cancer.(Source: CNN)Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain wanted to give the big speech he delivered last summer about Senate dysfunction before he was diagnosed with brain cancer.(Source: CNN)

    McCain is not well enough for a book tour, so it is falling to Mark Salter -- the man behind the scenes with the Arizona senator for 30 years -- to promote it.

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    McCain is not well enough for a book tour, so it is falling to Mark Salter -- the man behind the scenes with the Arizona senator for 30 years -- to promote it.

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  • Ducey won't say White House should apologize over McCain comments

    Ducey won't say White House should apologize over McCain comments

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 2:34 PM EDT2018-05-16 18:34:29 GMT
    Gov. Doug Ducey didn't specifically say the White House should apologize over aide's remark on McCain. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)Gov. Doug Ducey didn't specifically say the White House should apologize over aide's remark on McCain. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
    Gov. Doug Ducey didn't specifically say the White House should apologize over aide's remark on McCain. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)Gov. Doug Ducey didn't specifically say the White House should apologize over aide's remark on McCain. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Ducey said the comments made by an aide to President Trump were, "inappropriate,' but stopped short calling for an apology.

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    Ducey said the comments made by an aide to President Trump were, "inappropriate,' but stopped short calling for an apology.

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  • Meghan McCain asks how WH staffer who joked about her father's brain cancer still has a job

    Meghan McCain asks how WH staffer who joked about her father's brain cancer still has a job

    Saturday, May 12 2018 10:10 AM EDT2018-05-12 14:10:38 GMT
    Meghan McCain poses in the press room at the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame Awards 27th Anniversary Gala at the Grand Hyatt New York on Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)Meghan McCain poses in the press room at the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame Awards 27th Anniversary Gala at the Grand Hyatt New York on Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)
    Meghan McCain poses in the press room at the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame Awards 27th Anniversary Gala at the Grand Hyatt New York on Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)Meghan McCain poses in the press room at the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame Awards 27th Anniversary Gala at the Grand Hyatt New York on Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)

    Meghan McCain responded Friday to a White House staffer who joked about her father's brain cancer, saying her family was doing well but asking how the Trump administration could retain an employee who made such a remark.

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    Meghan McCain responded Friday to a White House staffer who joked about her father's brain cancer, saying her family was doing well but asking how the Trump administration could retain an employee who made such a remark.

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  • John McCain calls on Senate to reject CIA nominee Gina Haspel

    John McCain calls on Senate to reject CIA nominee Gina Haspel

    Wednesday, May 9 2018 10:52 PM EDT2018-05-10 02:52:26 GMT
    Sen. John McCain called on the Senate to reject Gina Haspel's nomination to be the director of the CIA, citing her refusal in testimony on Wednesday to acknowledge "torture's immorality." (Source: CNN)Sen. John McCain called on the Senate to reject Gina Haspel's nomination to be the director of the CIA, citing her refusal in testimony on Wednesday to acknowledge "torture's immorality." (Source: CNN)
    Sen. John McCain called on the Senate to reject Gina Haspel's nomination to be the director of the CIA, citing her refusal in testimony on Wednesday to acknowledge "torture's immorality." (Source: CNN)Sen. John McCain called on the Senate to reject Gina Haspel's nomination to be the director of the CIA, citing her refusal in testimony on Wednesday to acknowledge "torture's immorality." (Source: CNN)

    "I believe Gina Haspel is a patriot who loves our country and has devoted her professional life to its service and defense," the Arizona Republican said in a statement Wednesday evening.

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    "I believe Gina Haspel is a patriot who loves our country and has devoted her professional life to its service and defense," the Arizona Republican said in a statement Wednesday evening.

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  • REPORT

    Son-in-law: McCain asked me to 'take care' of his daughter

    Son-in-law: McCain asked me to 'take care' of his daughter

    Monday, April 30 2018 10:06 AM EDT2018-04-30 14:06:55 GMT

    Did John McCain's son-in-law post an ominous message from senator over the weekend?

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    Did John McCain's son-in-law post an ominous message from senator over the weekend?

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  • McCain penning 'no-holds-barred' memoir

    McCain penning 'no-holds-barred' memoir

    Wednesday, March 28 2018 11:15 AM EDT2018-03-28 15:15:17 GMT
    (Source: CNN File Photo)(Source: CNN File Photo)

    Sen. John McCain is penning "his most personal book in years" to be released this May, his publisher announced. 

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    Sen. John McCain is penning "his most personal book in years" to be released this May, his publisher announced. 

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  • Meghan McCain shares photo of father during his absence from Washington

    Meghan McCain shares photo of father during his absence from Washington

    Tuesday, March 20 2018 11:39 AM EDT2018-03-20 15:39:45 GMT
    Meghan McCain tweeted a photo of her father Sunday, March 18, 2018, showing her and the Republican senator from Arizona together amid his absence from Capitol Hill. (Source: Meghan McCain/Twitter)Meghan McCain tweeted a photo of her father Sunday, March 18, 2018, showing her and the Republican senator from Arizona together amid his absence from Capitol Hill. (Source: Meghan McCain/Twitter)
    (Source: Meghan McCain/Twitter)(Source: Meghan McCain/Twitter)

    Meghan McCain tweeted a photo of her father Sunday, showing her and the Republican senator from Arizona together amid his absence from Capitol Hill. 

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    Meghan McCain tweeted a photo of her father Sunday, showing her and the Republican senator from Arizona together amid his absence from Capitol Hill. 

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  • Meghan McCain to Liz Cheney: 'My father doesn't need torture explained to him'

    Meghan McCain to Liz Cheney: 'My father doesn't need torture explained to him'

    Meghan McCain on Thursday defended her father, who was a Vietnam prisoner of war, against an attack from Liz Cheney, who tried justifying the CIA's enhanced interrogation program under her father's vice presidency. (Source: CNN)Meghan McCain on Thursday defended her father, who was a Vietnam prisoner of war, against an attack from Liz Cheney, who tried justifying the CIA's enhanced interrogation program under her father's vice presidency. (Source: CNN)

    Meghan McCain on Thursday defended her father, who was a Vietnam prisoner of war, against an attack from Liz Cheney, who tried justifying the CIA's enhanced interrogation program under her father's vice presidency.

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    Meghan McCain on Thursday defended her father, who was a Vietnam prisoner of war, against an attack from Liz Cheney, who tried justifying the CIA's enhanced interrogation program under her father's vice presidency.

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  • The absolutely remarkable life of John McCain

    The absolutely remarkable life of John McCain

    Wednesday, November 29 2017 6:04 PM EST2017-11-29 23:04:43 GMT
    Sen. John McCain, Oct. 27, 2008  (Source: AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)Sen. John McCain, Oct. 27, 2008 (Source: AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

    Sen. John McCain's story is amazing because he's been knocked down in ways big and small throughout his life. And he just keeps getting up.

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    Sen. John McCain's story is amazing because he's been knocked down in ways big and small throughout his life. And he just keeps getting up.

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  • VIDEO: McCain's sermon on how politics should be

    VIDEO: McCain's sermon on how politics should be

    Jul 25, 2017 06:50 PM2017-11-29 23:00:36 GMT
    Sen. John McCain returned to the Senate to cast one of the final and crucial votes on a procedural step to advance Republicans' plans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. (Source: CNN)Sen. John McCain returned to the Senate to cast one of the final and crucial votes on a procedural step to advance Republicans' plans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. (Source: CNN)

    In a Washington moment for the ages, Sen. John McCain claimed the role of an aging lion to try to save the Senate, composing a moving political aria for the chamber and the country that he loves

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    In a Washington moment for the ages, Sen. John McCain claimed the role of an aging lion to try to save the Senate, composing a moving political aria for the chamber and the country that he loves

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  • Cryptic calls, lip-reading and a thumbs-down: Behind McCain's dramatic vote

    Cryptic calls, lip-reading and a thumbs-down: Behind McCain's dramatic vote

    Jul 28, 2017 11:03 AM2017-11-29 22:59:10 GMT
    Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who returned to Capitol Hill this week after being diagnosed with an aggressive type of brain cancer, smiles as he heads to his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 27, 2017 (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who returned to Capitol Hill this week after being diagnosed with an aggressive type of brain cancer, smiles as he heads to his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 27, 2017 (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    In hindsight, it seems clear: McCain had made up his mind to vote "no" well before he walked into that chamber.

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    In hindsight, it seems clear: McCain had made up his mind to vote "no" well before he walked into that chamber.

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  • John McCain is McCaining all over the place these days

    John McCain is McCaining all over the place these days

    Aug 10, 2017 12:00 PM2017-11-29 22:57:00 GMT
    U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., raises a glass after touring the Wren House Brewery, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016 in Phoenix. (Source: AP Photo/Matt York)U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., raises a glass after touring the Wren House Brewery, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016 in Phoenix. (Source: AP Photo/Matt York)

    John McCain has had a hell of a last month.

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    John McCain has had a hell of a last month.

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  • John McCain, battling brain cancer, returns to Senate

    John McCain, battling brain cancer, returns to Senate

    Wednesday, November 29 2017 5:54 PM EST2017-11-29 22:54:54 GMT
    Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., walks from his Senate office as Congress returns from the August recess in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017. (Source: AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., walks from his Senate office as Congress returns from the August recess in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017. (Source: AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Sen. John McCain declared himself ready for a rigorous Washington schedule after he returned to the Capitol following weeks-long treatment in his home state for brain cancer.

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    Sen. John McCain declared himself ready for a rigorous Washington schedule after he returned to the Capitol following weeks-long treatment in his home state for brain cancer.

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  • The inspiring joy of John McCain

    The inspiring joy of John McCain

    Senator John McCain speaks to CNN on September 10, 2017. (Source: CNN)Senator John McCain speaks to CNN on September 10, 2017. (Source: CNN)

    Sen. John McCain has lost two campaigns for president. He spent almost six years in a North Vietnamese prison camp. He's had melanoma. He's come under attack from his own party. And, now, he is battling brain cancer. But, McCain isn't bitter. Instead, he's positively joyful.

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    Sen. John McCain has lost two campaigns for president. He spent almost six years in a North Vietnamese prison camp. He's had melanoma. He's come under attack from his own party. And, now, he is battling brain cancer. But, McCain isn't bitter. Instead, he's positively joyful.

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  • Arizona Sen. John McCain honored for 63 years of service to nation

    Arizona Sen. John McCain honored for 63 years of service to nation

    Wednesday, November 29 2017 5:40 PM EST2017-11-29 22:40:05 GMT
    Arizona Sen. John McCain was honored at "Salute to the Chief" for his 63 years of service to the nation and U.S. Navy Wednesday. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)Arizona Sen. John McCain was honored at "Salute to the Chief" for his 63 years of service to the nation and U.S. Navy Wednesday. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Arizona Sen. John McCain was honored at "Salute to the Chief" for his 63 years of service to the nation and U.S. Navy Wednesday.

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    Arizona Sen. John McCain was honored at "Salute to the Chief" for his 63 years of service to the nation and U.S. Navy Wednesday.

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  • Phoenix mayor wants Sky Harbor's Terminal 3 named for McCain

    Phoenix mayor wants Sky Harbor's Terminal 3 named for McCain

    Wednesday, November 29 2017 5:38 PM EST2017-11-29 22:38:54 GMT
    Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton is proposing that a terminal of the city's airport should be named after Arizona Sen. John McCain. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton is proposing that a terminal of the city's airport should be named after Arizona Sen. John McCain. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton is proposing that a terminal of the city's airport should be named after Arizona Sen. John McCain.

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    Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton is proposing that a terminal of the city's airport should be named after Arizona Sen. John McCain.

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  • Sen. John McCain diagnosed with brain cancer

    Sen. John McCain diagnosed with brain cancer

    Arizona Sen. John McCain is recovering after having surgery. (17 July 2017) [Source: 3TV/CBS5]Arizona Sen. John McCain is recovering after having surgery. (17 July 2017) [Source: 3TV/CBS5]

    Arizona Sen. John McCain was diagnosed with brain cancer, his staff announced Wednesday. McCain's underwent surgery last week to remove a blood clot above his left eye and was at home recovering.

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    Arizona Sen. John McCain was diagnosed with brain cancer, his staff announced Wednesday. McCain's underwent surgery last week to remove a blood clot above his left eye and was at home recovering.

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  • McCain faces his greatest battle

    McCain faces his greatest battle

    Wednesday, November 29 2017 5:19 PM EST2017-11-29 22:19:08 GMT
    (Source: AP File Photo)(Source: AP File Photo)

    The Arizona Republican senator has often seemed indestructible, despite the best efforts of his Vietnam War jailers, an earlier bout with melanoma and a list of honorable political defeats. And now he has been diagnosed with brain cancer.

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    The Arizona Republican senator has often seemed indestructible, despite the best efforts of his Vietnam War jailers, an earlier bout with melanoma and a list of honorable political defeats. And now he has been diagnosed with brain cancer.

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  • McCain says 'I'll be back soon' as he battles brain cancer

    McCain says 'I'll be back soon' as he battles brain cancer

    Senator John McCain (3TV/CBS 5 file photo)Senator John McCain (3TV/CBS 5 file photo)

    "I greatly appreciate the outpouring of support - unfortunately for my sparring partners in Congress, I'll be back soon, so stand-by!" McCain said in a tweet.

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    "I greatly appreciate the outpouring of support - unfortunately for my sparring partners in Congress, I'll be back soon, so stand-by!" McCain said in a tweet.

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  • Sen. John McCain will remain in Senate as brain cancer treatment continues

    Sen. John McCain will remain in Senate as brain cancer treatment continues

    Wednesday, November 29 2017 5:07 PM EST2017-11-29 22:07:01 GMT
    (Source: AP Photo/Cliff Owen)(Source: AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

    Following an MRI on Monday, Sen. John McCain will continue radiation and chemotherapy as part of his brain cancer treatment, as recommended by his doctors.

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    Following an MRI on Monday, Sen. John McCain will continue radiation and chemotherapy as part of his brain cancer treatment, as recommended by his doctors.

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  • McCain on his cancer prognosis: It's 'very, very serious'

    McCain on his cancer prognosis: It's 'very, very serious'

    Wednesday, November 29 2017 4:58 PM EST2017-11-29 21:58:03 GMT
    Sen. John McCain and his wife Cindy talk to Lesley Stahl for "60 Minutes." (Source: CBS News)Sen. John McCain and his wife Cindy talk to Lesley Stahl for "60 Minutes." (Source: CBS News)

    Sen. John McCain's brain cancer is "very, very serious," the Arizona Republican said in an interview Sunday night, adding that doctors told him "it's a very poor prognosis."

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    Sen. John McCain's brain cancer is "very, very serious," the Arizona Republican said in an interview Sunday night, adding that doctors told him "it's a very poor prognosis."

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  • McCain’s ‘no’ vote kills ‘skinny repeal’ in early morning drama on Capitol Hill

    McCain’s ‘no’ vote kills ‘skinny repeal’ in early morning drama on Capitol Hill

    (Source: C-SPAN 2 via AP)(Source: C-SPAN 2 via AP)

    Dealing a serious blow to President Trump’s agenda, the Senate early Friday rejected a measure to repeal parts of former President Barack Obama’s health care law. A key vote to defeat the measure was cast by Sen. John McCain.

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    Dealing a serious blow to President Trump’s agenda, the Senate early Friday rejected a measure to repeal parts of former President Barack Obama’s health care law. A key vote to defeat the measure was cast by Sen. John McCain.

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  • John McCain won't back Graham-Cassidy bill, likely ending GOP health care push

    John McCain won't back Graham-Cassidy bill, likely ending GOP health care push

    (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

    Sen. John McCain announced Friday that he cannot "in good conscience" vote for the GOP's latest plan to overhaul Obamacare, likely ending Republicans' latest effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

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    Sen. John McCain announced Friday that he cannot "in good conscience" vote for the GOP's latest plan to overhaul Obamacare, likely ending Republicans' latest effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

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  • Sen. McCain takes break from treatment to spend time with family

    Sen. McCain takes break from treatment to spend time with family

    Monday, August 14 2017 10:40 AM EDT2017-08-14 14:40:36 GMT
    Keeping to his promise of staying busy, Sen. John McCain spends time with family in Arizona.(Source: Twitter.com/SenJohnMcCain)Keeping to his promise of staying busy, Sen. John McCain spends time with family in Arizona.(Source: Twitter.com/SenJohnMcCain)

    Keeping to his promise of staying busy,  John McCain isn't letting his brain cancer treatment slow him down.

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    Keeping to his promise of staying busy,  John McCain isn't letting his brain cancer treatment slow him down.

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  • McCain, fighting cancer, turns on GOP and kills health bill

    McCain, fighting cancer, turns on GOP and kills health bill

    Friday, July 28 2017 12:18 PM EDT2017-07-28 16:18:01 GMT
    Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. who returned to Capitol Hill this week after being diagnosed with an aggressive type of brain cancer, smiles as he heads to the Senate on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 27, 2017 (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. who returned to Capitol Hill this week after being diagnosed with an aggressive type of brain cancer, smiles as he heads to the Senate on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 27, 2017 (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Sen. John McCain appeared poised to be the savior of the GOP health bill when he returned to the Capitol earlier this week despite brain cancer. 

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    Sen. John McCain appeared poised to be the savior of the GOP health bill when he returned to the Capitol earlier this week despite brain cancer. 

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