GOP Sens. Graham and McConnell claim victory at general election

2022 Campaign 11/04/20, 03:55

Two key Republican senators have been re-elected to Congress. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) have been declared winners. At the time of publication, more than 2.1 million votes had been counted in South Carolina. Graham had 55.1% and Democratic candidate Jaime Harrison had 43.6%, and Constitution Party candidate ...

Harris campaign cuts headquarters staff, moves some to Iowa

2022 Campaign 10/30/19, 16:49

Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris is laying off several dozen staff members and transferring others in an effort to salvage her prospects in the Iowa caucuses. The move, which comes roughly three months before the caucuses formally usher in the Democratic contest, make the California senator the most prominent candidate so ...

Update: Trump denies instructing Navy about McCain ship

Politics 05/30/19, 08:32

The Latest on President Donald Trump and the Navy warship named for the late Sen. John McCain (all times local): 9:25 a.m. President Donald Trump says he had nothing to do with directing the U.S. Navy to keep a warship named for the late Sen. John McCain out of sight during his ...

McCain family says dog drowned after getting stuck in pipe

U.S. 05/06/19, 15:47

PHOENIX (AP) — John McCain’s dog, who was always at the senator’s side until his death last year, died after getting stuck in a pipe and drowning on the family’s northern Arizona property. Cindy McCain told The Arizona Republic on Monday that Burma died last month when she got trapped in ...

Susan Bayh, wife of Indiana ex-governor, fights brain cancer

Health 05/02/19, 12:11

Former Indiana first lady Susan Bayh is continuing treatments nearly a year after being diagnosed with the same type of aggressive brain cancer that killed Arizona Sen. John McCain.She sat between her husband, former Gov. Evan Bayh, and their twin sons Wednesday during a memorial service for his father, former ...

Joe Biden resumes role as one of nation’s top eulogists

Politics 04/15/19, 00:33

On the cusp of an expected White House run, Joe Biden is returning to a familiar role this week as the one of the nation's top eulogists. The former vice president will speak Tuesday at the funeral of Fritz Hollings, the longtime South Carolina Democratic senator who was Biden's Capitol Hill ...

Trump EPA weighs reviving massive Mississippi flood project

Politics 04/03/19, 14:56

The Trump administration is taking a fresh look at a long-dead Mississippi flood project that the late Sen. John McCain once called "one of the worst projects ever conceived by Congress." Environmental Protection Agency chief Andrew Wheeler confirmed Wednesday that his agency is taking a new look at building giant pumps ...

Meghan McCain fires back at Trump tweets, Lori Hendry defends

Entertainment 03/18/19, 19:14

Meghan McCain says President Donald Trump's life is "pathetic" after his weekend Twitter attack against her father, the late Sen. John McCain. She fired back at Trump on ABC's "The View" Monday after the president tweeted comments criticizing her father, who died last year after battling brain cancer. McCain says Trump "will ...

Retired astronaut Mark Kelly kicking off Arizona Senate race

Politics 02/23/19, 10:53

Retired astronaut Mark Kelly is kicking off his U.S. Senate campaign Saturday with a rally in Tucson not far from the site where his wife, Gabrielle Giffords, survived a shooting when she was a congresswoman. That attack in 2011 led Kelly to leave NASA and become a political activist, pushing ...

Strangers’ suspicions rankle parents of mixed-race children

U.S. 02/13/19, 17:04

Amberkatherine DeCory carried photos of her daughter's birth certificate in her diaper bag in case she had to prove that the lighter-skinned girl was really hers. Cydnee Rafferty sends a letter with her husband explaining that he has permission to travel with their 5-year-old biracial daughter.Families like theirs were not ...

Cindy McCain walks back claim of stopping human trafficker

U.S. 02/07/19, 13:56

Cindy McCain is apologizing after inaccurately claiming that she stopped human trafficking at the Phoenix airport when she reported a toddler with a woman of a different ethnicity and "something didn't click."The widow of former U.S. Sen. John McCain told stunned radio hosts that the woman was waiting for a ...

Former Arizona senator returns to Washington lobbying firm

Politics 01/07/19, 16:10

Former Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl has returned to the lobbying firm that employed him before he was tapped to fill the seat that had been held by the late John McCain. In a statement released Monday, Covington & Burling said Kyl has rejoined its public policy practice, where he'll focus "on ...

Arizona governor names Martha McSally to McCain Senate seat

Politics 12/18/18, 11:12

Arizona's governor has named Rep. Martha McSally to replace U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl in the U.S. Senate seat that belonged to Sen. John McCain. Republican Gov. Doug Ducey announced Tuesday that McSally will take over after Kyl's resignation becomes effective Dec. 31. McSally last month lost a race for Arizona's other ...

Final goodbye: Roll call of some who died in 2018

World 12/17/18, 13:52

In a year filled with heightened political vitriol, two deaths brought the nation together to remember men who represented a seemingly bygone era of U.S. politics. George H.W. Bush was a president, vice president, congressman, CIA director and Navy pilot during World War II, where he flew 58 missions and was ...

McCain replacement Sen. Jon Kyl resigning at end of year

Politics 12/14/18, 11:32

Sen. Jon Kyl is resigning from the seat he was appointed to less than four months ago following the death of John McCain, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey announced Friday. Kyl's decision means the Republican governor will need to appoint another replacement lawmaker. The decision by Kyl, 76, was not unexpected. He ...

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