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Meghan McCain Says Musical About Her Dad Is 'Trash'

'Ghost of John McCain' depicts late senator as a ghost in Trump's brain

(Newser) - John McCain's daughter isn't happy about an upcoming musical comedy that depicts the late senator as a ghost haunting Donald Trump's brain. "This is trash," Meghan McCain said in a post on X Tuesday night, describing the Off-Broadway production as "nothing more than a...

An Old John McCain Scandal Takes a Turn
An Old John McCain
Scandal Takes a Turn
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An Old John McCain Scandal Takes a Turn

Once-loyal ally Steve Schmidt is now at odds with the McCain family

(Newser) - The name John McCain has been in the headlines a lot in the last few days, as has that of his once-loyal adviser, Steve Schmidt, along with McCain's daughter, Meghan. There's a lot to unpack in explaining why, but if you want a shorthand version, the headline at...

'There Is No Good Trump,' McCain Says About Mary

Co-host sits out interview but answers it on Twitter

(Newser) - Meghan McCain appeared on "The View" as usual Monday, but she wasn't on set when Mary Trump was interviewed. The former president's niece took a shot at her anyway, Deadline reports. "It's a shame that your colleague didn't have the courage to come on...

Report: Cindy McCain to Be Named US Ambassador

Politico says she is being vetted for World Food Programme role

(Newser) - She endorsed Joe Biden for president and was censured by the Arizona GOP, but Cindy McCain is still a Republican—and sources tell Politico that she is set to become the first Republican nominated to a Senate-confirmed role in Biden's administration. The sources say McCain, the 66-year-old widow of...

Roberta McCain Dies at 108
Roberta McCain Dies at 108

Roberta McCain Dies at 108

Senator's feisty mother was his secret weapon on campaign trail

(Newser) - Roberta Wright McCain, the mother of Sen. John McCain who used her feisty spirit to help convince voters during his 2008 presidential campaign, has died. She was 108. A spokesperson for daughter-in-law Cindy McCain says Roberta McCain died Monday. A cause of death was not immediately released. At 96, Roberta...

Cindy McCain Delivers 'Stunning Rebuke' to Trump

John McCain's widow endorses Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden

(Newser) - The widow of the 2008 Republican nominee for president is endorsing the 2020 Democratic nominee. Per Axios , Cindy McCain officially announced her intentions via Twitter on Tuesday night, noting late husband John McCain's code of "country first" and adding , "We are Republicans, yes, but Americans foremost. There'...

Hundreds More Republicans Endorse Biden

Former aides to Bush, McCain, and Romney back the Democratic nominee

(Newser) - Hours before President Trump was to accept his party's nomination for president, several hundred more Republicans announced they're supporting Joe Biden. Included in the group are almost 300 veterans of President George W. Bush's administration or campaign, and more than 100 who were on the late John...

Cindy McCain Sees No Voice of Reason Anymore

Senator's wife laments changes since his death

(Newser) - The Republican Party has changed since her husband's death a year ago, Cindy McCain says. Bipartisanship is missing. "I don't see anybody carrying that mantle at all, I don't see anyone carrying the voice—the voice of reason," she tells ABC News in a new...

Charles Had 90 Minutes to Change Trump's Mind, Didn't
Charles Had 90 Minutes to
Change Trump's Mind, Didn't
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Charles Had 90 Minutes to Change Trump's Mind, Didn't

President, Piers Morgan talk climate change in wide-ranging interview

(Newser) - President Trump's sit-down with Prince Charles was supposed to last 15 minutes. It went for 90, but that wasn't enough to get Trump on board with Charles' climate stance. In a Good Morning Britain interview that aired Wednesday, the president answered a slew of questions from Piers Morgan....

Mulvaney Defends Request to Hide USS John McCain

He says it was 'not an unreasonable thing'

(Newser) - Asking the US Navy to conceal a ship named after three generations of American war heroes to avoid potentially irritating the president was "not an unreasonable thing," according to Mick Mulvaney. The acting White House chief of staff told NBC 's Meet the Press on Sunday that...

Navy Confirms Request to Hide USS McCain From Trump

Ships remained 'in their normal configuration,' admiral says

(Newser) - The Navy indeed was asked to "minimize the visibility" of the USS John S. McCain when President Trump was in Japan last month. "However, all ships remained in their normal configuration during the President's visit," Rear Adm. Charlie Brown said in a statement Saturday, per Politico...

Trump Responds to Reports of Odd McCain Directive
Trump Responds to Reports
of Odd McCain Directive
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Trump Responds to Reports of Odd McCain Directive

If a White House official ordered ship obscured, he was 'well-meaning,' says president

(Newser) - President Trump has made no secret of the fact that he isn't, and never was, an admirer of the late John McCain. But that story took a strange turn this week with a report that the White House ordered the Navy essentially to conceal a destroyer named for McCain'...

Report: White House Wanted USS John McCain 'Out of Sight'

'Trump is a child,' tweets Meghan McCain

(Newser) - The White House made a bizarre request ahead of President Trump's visit to a naval base in Japan this week, according to an email seen by the Wall Street Journal . In the May 15 email a US Indo-Pacific Command official told US Navy and Air Force officials that the...

'Be Respectful,' Meghan McCain Scolds Klobuchar

'The View' host wants late father left 'out of presidential politics'

(Newser) - Meghan McCain was not a fan of Amy Klobuchar's anecdote about John McCain reciting names of dictators during President Trump's inauguration speech. "On behalf of the entire McCain family - @amyklobuchar please be respectful to all of us and leave my fathers legacy and memory out of...

Klobuchar: McCain Did an Odd Thing at Trump's Inauguration

He listed dictators 'because he knew this man'

(Newser) - The late Sen. John McCain apparently predicted President Trump's cozy relationship with dictators well before the president rubbed elbows with Kim Jong Un and Rodrigo Duterte. At an event in Iowa on Saturday, Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar recounted that the Arizona senator "kept reciting to me names...

Trump Renews Criticism of John McCain

Widow Cindy McCain disputes report she will endorse Joe Biden

(Newser) - President Trump renewed his criticism of the late John McCain on Thursday, telling Sean Hannity of Fox News that McCain "did the nation a tremendous disservice" when he voted against a Republican bill to repeal ObamaCare in 2017. "John McCain, at the very last moment, late in the...

McCain's Youngest Daughter Joins Defense of Her Dad
Arnold Defends McCain,
Takes Personal Jab at Trump
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Arnold Defends McCain, Takes Personal Jab at Trump

The late senator's youngest daughter also made a rare public pushback

(Newser) - President Trump has unleashed a series of new attacks on the late John McCain in recent days, seven months after the senator's death, and Sen. Joni Ernst on Thursday became the latest Republican to criticize him for it. "He does need to stop that," said Ernst when...

Trump: I Wasn't Thanked for John McCain's Funeral

Senator's daughter slams 'bizarre new low'

(Newser) - President Trump continued his feud with the late John McCain Wednesday, telling an audience at a tank factory in Ohio that he "wasn't a fan" of the senator—and complaining that he was never thanked for approving his funeral seven months ago. "I gave him the kind...

Cindy McCain Shares the Hate That Followed Trump's Criticism

Senator's widow shares private message she received from a stranger

(Newser) - "I'm glad he's dead," a stranger told John McCain's widow in a private social media message. Cindy McCain received the message after President Trump renewed his criticism of the longtime senator and POW, tweeting a series of attacks on McCain over the weekend, Today reports....

Romney 'Can't Understand' Trump's Attacks on McCain

He praises 'exemplary' senator

(Newser) - The Republican Party's 2012 presidential nominee isn't happy about what the 2016 candidate is saying about the 2008 nominee. In a tweet Tuesday night, Sen. Mitt Romney wondered why President Trump had renewed his attacks on John McCain seven months after the Arizona senator's death, USA Today...

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