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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.... More »

Cindy McCain Said She Stopped Trafficker, Was Mistaken

'I commend the police officers for their diligence'

(Newser) - Cindy McCain thought she stopped a case of human trafficking in Phoenix, but police say she was mistaken. During Human Trafficking Prevention Month in January, McCain, who is co-chair of the Arizona Human Trafficking Council, noted more than 31,000 Arizonans had been trained to identify telltale signs. She thought... More »

Meghan McCain: 'These People Are Nothing Burgers'

Senator's daughter wonders why Kelly Sadler, who insulted her dad, still has a job

(Newser) - White House aide Kelly Sadler reportedly called Meghan McCain Thursday to apologize for an insensitive remark she'd made about McCain's seriously ill father, Sen. John McCain, at an internal meeting of communications staffers earlier that day. Sadler's original comment, in response to John McCain saying he opposes... More »

White House Aide on McCain: 'He's Dying Anyway'

Insiders say staffer Kelly Sadler mocked his illness

(Newser) - There was "discomfort" during a closed-door White House meeting of communications staffers Thursday when special assistant Kelly Sadler made light of Sen. John McCain's terminal illness, sources tell the Hill. Sadler, discussing the Republican senator's opposition to Gina Haspel becoming CIA director , said: "It doesn't... More »

Cindy McCain Has Harsh Words for Gwyneth

She slams actress over her latest unfortunate comment

(Newser) - Gwyneth Paltrow's latest ill-advised comment , which seemed to compare the traumatic experience of reading mean online comments about oneself to the similarly traumatic experience of war, has made her a new enemy. Cindy McCain tweeted her displeasure at Paltrow's comments Wednesday, then went on HLN yesterday to discuss... More »

Coulter Jokes on Gun Deaths: 'Start With Meghan McCain'

McCains really aren't amused by 'despicable' joke

(Newser) - There's no love lost between Ann Coulter and Meghan McCain , but this may be their biggest spat yet. It all started with Coulter's latest column , which focused on gun control, Mediaite reports. Coulter wrote:
  • "MSNBC’s Martin Bashir suggested that Republican senators need to have a member
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10 Inappropriate Hurricane Tweets From Celebs

You can't really be surprised that Ricky Gervais is on the list

(Newser) - Celebrities, never ones to let a natural disaster pass without giving their ill-timed two cents, have been very vocal since Hurricane Sandy hit. Some responded classily ; others not so much . The Frisky collects 10 tweets of the latter variety:
  • Ricky Gervais: “This ‘Sandy’ who’s on TV all
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'Stepford Wife'? I'm Just Shy

Cindy McCain on the job of political spouse

(Newser) - When Cindy McCain married John, she expected to have a long life as a Navy wife; instead, her husband entered politics. “Back then, the political spouse was just a supportive role. I was expected to go to dinners, barbecues, rodeos, picnics, and not say too much,” she writes... More »

O'Reilly to Beck: I'll Let Cindy McCain Beat You on My Show

He scolds Beck for the vomiting sounds he made about Meghan McCain

(Newser) - Glenn Beck's recent pukefest —in which he mocked Meghan McCain's nude appearance in a PSA for skin cancer by pretending to vomit at the very thought—earned him a tongue-lashing from Cindy McCain , Meghan herself , and now Bill O'Reilly. In an interview with Beck, O'Reilly... More »

After Glenn Beck's Pukefest, Cindy McCain Swings Back

Mom not happy with Beck implying her daughter makes him vomit

(Newser) - Meghan McCain recently showed some skin in a PSA for skin cancer awareness ( watch it here ), which led to an eight-minute pukefest yesterday on Glenn Beck's radio show . Beck pretended to vomit every time McCain's near-nakedness was mentioned, while saying things like, "Put some extra... More »

McCain, Your Family's Right: Dump DADT

Looks like Dems have missed their chance again

(Newser) - This week’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell hearings were typical of Washington lately: “The Democrats waited too long to close the deal, the president showed no leadership, and a campaign promise that was seen as a fait accompli now seems a casualty,” writes Maureen Dowd in... More »

Meghan McCain: No DADT Talk on Turkey Day

At home with Mom and Dad, she's forced to 'separate political and personal'

(Newser) - Meghan McCain will head home for the holidays—but at the Thanksgiving table, "Don’t Ask Don’t Tell" will be a taboo subject. Perhaps a good idea, since she’s a gay-rights advocate, her father is fighting against the repeal of DADT, and her mother seems to have... More »

Jon Stewart Skewers McCains Over DADT

One day John McCain may regret his stance, correspondents warn

(Newser) - Jon Stewart and his team have a message for John McCain: It gets worse. The Daily Show correspondents (with special guest Sean Hayes) delivered a very special PSA to McCain with that message last night, warning him that if he continues to fight Don't Ask, Don't Tell, someday he'll be... More »

McCain: I'm Cool With Cindy's Ad

Senator respects 'First Amendment rights of every member of my family'

(Newser) - John McCain's just fine with wife Cindy's stance (or revised stance? ) on Don't Ask, Don't Tell, telling Meet the Press that "I respect the First Amendment rights of every member of my family." The missus McCain backtracked on her appearance in an ad calling for the repeal... More »

Cindy McCain OK With 'Don't Ask' After All

She tweets support of husband's stance on gay ban

(Newser) - Well this is confusing. Cindy McCain made headlines this week for appearing in anti-bullying ad in which she criticized "political leaders" for telling gay teens "they can't serve our country openly." It was seen as a clear indictment of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, which a certain senator... More »

Cindy McCain Slams DADT

...while her husband fights for it in Washington

(Newser) - Cindy McCain blasts “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” in a celebrity-studded anti-bullying video—while her husband works to keep the measure alive in Congress. “Our political and religious leaders tell LGBT youth that they have no future,” she says in the spot. “They can’t... More »

Cindy McCain Joins Meghan in Gay-Marriage Fight

GOP senator's wife joins daughter in anti-Prop 8 photo spread

(Newser) - The fight against California’s gay-marriage ban got a surprise enlistee today, in the person of Cindy McCain—whose husband, Sen. John McCain, opposed same-sex weddings as the Republican presidential nominee in 2008. Few volunteers “have surprised us more,” the NO H8 Campaign says, noting that “aligning... More »

Game Change Gossipy But Insightful

Heilemann and Halperin drop plenty of 'spicy' bombshells

(Newser) - From Bill Clinton’s rumored affair to Harry Reid’s “negro voice” quote, John Heilemann and Mark Halperin’s Game Change is already making headlines. The book delivers a “spicy smorgasbord of observations, revelations, and allegations,” writes Michiko Kakutani of the New York Times . Some parts of... More »

Cindy McCain Declares War on Migraines

Launches public campaign on behalf of headache research

(Newser) - Cindy McCain has publicly survived everything from miscarriage to stroke to a painkiller addiction—but the malady she took aim at last week was one she's endured in secret: migraines. “I’ve missed part of my life,” she told an American Headache Society luncheon. “People don’t... More »

Meghan McCain 'Bratty' at DC Dinner

Political daughter brings extra guest

(Newser) - Woulda-been first daughter Meghan McCain didn't exactly get the royal treatment she was expecting at Saturday's White House Correspondents dinner. She showed up to the exclusive event with two tickets and a party of three, prompting a security guard to question her. "Doesn't he even know who the fuck ... More »

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