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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'... More »

Cindy McCain Speaks at DNC, but One Thing Is Unclear

Specifically: whether she actually endorsed Biden

(Newser) - Joe Biden and John McCain had an "unlikely friendship," said Cindy McCain while speaking Tuesday night at the virtual Democratic National Convention. They met when Biden was a young senator and McCain a Senate liaison for the Navy, and their relationship progressed to the point that their families... More »

Some 'Heavy Hitters' to Appear at Night 2 of DNC

Virtual convention will also hear from Jimmy Carter, Colin Powell

(Newser) - Joe Biden is drawing on party elders at the Democratic National Convention Tuesday, making the case that he and his party are uniquely positioned with experience and expertise to repair chaos that President Trump has created at home and abroad. He's also showing off younger Democrats the party hopes... More »

NYT: GOP Elite Won't Vote for Trump

Former President Bush, many elite GOP names are backing away from the incumbent

(Newser) - President Trump may or may not get his big Republican National Convention in August, but it's sounding like some top Republican names won't be there. As the New York Times reports, citing "people familiar with their thinking," former President George W Bush won't be voting... More »

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... More »

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 »

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