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John McCain

John Sidney McCain III (born August 29, 1936) is the senior United States Senator from Arizona. He was the Republican presidential nominee in the 2008 United States election. McCain followed his father and grandfather, both four-star admirals, into the United States Navy, graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1958. He became a naval aviator, flying ground-attack aircraft from aircraft carriers. During the Vietnam War, he was almost killed in the 1967 USS Forrestal fire. In October 1967, while on a bombing mission over Hanoi, he was shot down, seriously injured, and captured by the North Vietnamese. He was a prisoner of war until 1973. McCain experienced episodes of torture, and refused an out-of-sequence early repatriation offer. His war wounds left him with lifelong physical limitations. He retired from the Navy as a captain in 1981 and moved to Arizona, where he entered politics. Elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1982, he served two terms, and was then elected to the U.S. Senate in 1986, winning re-election easily four times, most recently in 2010. While generally adhering to conservative principles, McCain at times has had a media reputation as a "maverick" for

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John McCain -- Sorry, Dennis Rodman Is No Super Spy

John McCain
Sorry, Dennis Rodman Is No Super Spy

Dennis Rodman is no Jason Bourne -- and was NOT a government spy sent to North Korea to help free the American prisoners ... at least that's what John McCain wants you to think. Of course,… READ MORE >

NY Senator Kirsten Gillibrand -- MAKES CASE FOR CONDOLEEZZA ... For NFL Commish

NY Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
MAKES CASE FOR CONDOLEEZZA ... For NFL Commish

The whole "Condoleezza Rice for NFL Commissioner" movement is picking up some serious steam ... and now NY Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is making the case for why Condi should get the… READ MORE >

- 100 days ago
John McCain -- ROGER GOODELL HAS 'CREDIBILITY ISSUES' ... Should Call Condoleezza for Help

John McCain
GOODELL HAS 'CREDIBILITY ISSUES' Should Call Condoleezza for Help

Senator John McCain says Roger Goodell has serious "credibility issues" ... and should get Condoleezza Rice on the phone ASAP to help clean up his mess. McCain was out in D.C. Tuesday when… READ MORE >

- 109 days ago
John McCain -- GOES FULL CYBORG .... Busts Out Robot At Hamptons Dance Party

John McCain
GOES FULL CYBORG Busts Out Robot At Hamptons Dance Party

John McCain is a DANCING MACHINE -- no seriously, he's like a fully functioning cyberdyne robot ... and this weekend he busted out his mechanical dance moves in front of Jamie Foxx at a party in… READ MORE >

- 131 days ago
Stars and Scars -- You Be the Judge

Stars and Scars
You Be the Judge

Rough week for Lamar Odom, who is in the grips of a life-threatening crack addiction.   And Syria was serious too, unless you're John McCain.  So we gotta ask ...  READ MORE >

- 476 days ago
John McCain -- iPhone Poker Downloads Skyrocket After Senator Scandal

John McCain
iPhone Poker Downloads Skyrocket After Senator Scandal

John McCain's little iPhone poker fiasco this week had a MASSIVE ripple effect on the mobile card shark community -- a rep for John's poker game of choice tells TMZ, the company saw a huge… READ MORE >

- 479 days ago
Senator John McCain to Vladimir Putin -- Hand Over That Super Bowl Ring

Sen. McCain to Putin
Hand Over That Super Bowl Ring

Enough is enough ... Russian President and alleged Super Bowl ring snatcher Vladimir Putin needs to get that ring back on U.S. soil ASAP ... so says Senator John McCain. Our photog caught up with… READ MORE >

- 482 days ago
John McCain -- Meat Loaf Was a Bad Choice

John McCain
Meat Loaf Was a Bad Choice

Republican Senator John McCain likes "America the Beautiful" just the way it is -- with no weird sounds or yelling or crazy ad-libbing -- which is why he thinks Meat Loaf was a BAD CHOICE for… READ MORE >

- 792 days ago
Palin v. Bachmann -- The Who'd Ya Rather Showdown

Palin v. Bachmann -- The Who'd Ya Rather Showdown

Sarah Palin's in a major face-off with Michele Bachmann ... and we're not talking about the Presidential race. Whip out your ballots -- it's time to pick the hottest Republican! Check out TMZ on… READ MORE >

- 1256 days ago
Sarah Palin's McCain Cover Up

Sarah Palin's McCain Cover Up

For the first time ever, Sarah Palin used her head to make a searing political comment -- a frontal attack on Sen. John McCain. The failed Vice Presidential nominee took time off from shilling her… READ MORE >

- 1837 days ago

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