John McCain

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Obama welcomes Senate deal on nominations

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has welcomed a Senate agreement that dislodges long-stalled administration nominees. Obama says his choices for administration posts have, in his words, “waited far too long for a vote.” Obama […]

07/16/2013

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Firefighter camaraderie draws thousands to Arizona

PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) — Firefighters William Benitez and Lou Larosa were fresh out of the New York City Fire Department when terrorists flew planes into the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, killing […]

07/10/2013

John McCain

Sen. McCain exhorts Obama to address controversies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John McCain says President Barack Obama is “mired” in a series of scandals and must find a way to surmount them. McCain tells CBS’s “This Morning” he believes “the president’s credibility […]

06/03/2013

US Senator of Arizona John McCain (c), visits troops at a Patriot missile site in Turkey. (John McCain handout via Twitter/AP Photo)

McCain makes surprise trip to visit Syrian rebels

WASHINGTON (AP) — Leaders of Syria’s opposition forces got a chance to make their case for increased U.S. support directly with Sen. John McCain when he slipped into that country for a surprise visit. “We […]

05/28/2013

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Senate investigation reports Apple uses firms outside US to avoid taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Apple Inc. employs a group of affiliate companies located outside the United States to avoid paying billions of dollars in U.S. income taxes, a Senate investigation has found. The world’s most valuable […]

05/22/2013

Tim Cook, Apple chief operating officer

Apple’s Cook faces Senate questions on taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Apple’s CEO is disputing assertions by a Senate panel that the company avoids billions of dollars in U.S. taxes by shifting profits to foreign affiliates. Tim Cook testified at a hearing Tuesday […]

05/21/2013

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A look at key moments in Dow history

NEW YORK (AP) — The Dow Jones industrial average often makes headlines. But let’s not forget everything else that happened as the Dow has twisted and turned — from The Muppets suing Mickey Mouse to […]

05/07/2013

US President Barack Obama (l) and President of Syria Bashar Assad. (AP Photo)

Obama hints at potential military action in Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama signaled Tuesday he would consider U.S. military action against Syria if “hard, effective evidence” is found to bolster intelligence that chemical weapons have been used in the 2-year-old civil war.

04/30/2013

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US says Syria used chemical weapons

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. intelligence has concluded “with some degree of varying confidence” that the Syrian government has twice used chemical weapons in its fierce civil war, the White House and other top administration officials said Thursday.

04/25/2013

Text of White House letter on Syria to senators

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House released on Thursday the following letter on Syria that was sent to Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Carl Levin, D-Mich., by Miguel E. Rodriguez, assistant to the president and […]

04/25/2013

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Bipartisanship breaks out on Capitol Hill, for now

WASHINGTON (AP) — A filibuster averted. A likely accord on immigration reform. A former Republican presidential candidate thanked — publicly! — by the Senate’s top Democrat. Lawmakers of both parties lunched together for the first time many could remember.

04/12/2013

Samuel Locklear III, US Admiral and Pacific Command commander. (AP Photo)

Admiral says US can intercept North Korean missile

(AP) — U.S. defenses could intercept a ballistic missile launched by North Korea, the top U.S. military commander in the Pacific said as the relationship between the West and the communist government hit its lowest point since the end of the Korean War.

04/09/2013

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