PHOENIX -- During an emotional eulogy at Sen. John McCain's funeral, former Vice President Joe Biden reflected on losing his longtime friends, McCain and Sen. Ted Kennedy, and his son, Beau, all to the same disease."There are times when life can be so cruel, pain so blinding, it is hard to see anything else," Biden started, days after McCain died following a yearlong battle with glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer. McCain passed nine years to the day after then-Massachusetts Sen. Kennedy died of glioblastoma and three years after Biden's son. "It is brutal, it is relentless, it is unforgiving. And it takes so much from those we love and the families who love them that, in order to survive, we have to remember how they lived, not how they died," Biden continued. McCain and Biden have known each other for decades. The pair met when Biden was an early career senator and McCain was the Navy's Senate liaison, and they went on to serve together in Congress for three decades. … [Read more...] about ‘Remember how they lived, not how they died’: Joe Biden on losing friend John McCain, son Beau to same disease
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POLITICS 04/29/2018 09:13 pm ET The six-term senator is back home after his latest surgery. By Mary Papenfuss An emotional Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) hugged son-in-law Ben Domenech and told him to “take care” of his daughter Meghan, The Arizona Republic reported. “John hugged me tonight,” conservative writer Domenech said Saturday night in a tweet that he later deleted, according to the newspaper. “He asked me to take care of Meghan. I said I would.” Domenech, founder and publisher of The Federalist, also lashed out in the tweet, apparently at critics of the senator, who was diagnosed with brain cancer last July. “F―k you soulless crazies,” Domenech wrote. “F―k you all the way to hell.” The six-term senator was released earlier this month from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, following surgery for an intestinal infection. He is currently at his home near Sedona, his wife, Cindy, … [Read more...] about Report: John McCain Tells Son-In-Law To ‘Take Care Of Meghan’
WASHINGTON — Activists seeking to derail President Donald Trump’s nomination of Gina Haspel to lead the CIA are looking to Sen. John McCain to cast the deciding vote against her — assuming he is well enough to return to Washington.The 81-year-old Republican was diagnosed with brain cancer in July and last cast a vote in the Senate on early December before he returned home to Arizona for treatment. He underwent surgery in Phoenix for an intestinal infection on April 15.Haspel’s critics are counting on McCain to speak out against her nomination, even if he can’t cast a vote on the Senate floor, cementing his legacy as the country’s most prominent critic of torture as he faces the twilight of his career.“Sen. McCain is essential,” said Matt Hawthorne, policy director for the National Religious Campaign Against Torture. “He has more moral leadership on the issue of torture than anyone.”McCain was tortured as a prisoner of war … [Read more...] about Will former POW John McCain help sink CIA nominee implicated in torture program?
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Paul Kane Washington Post April 17, 2018 WASHINGTON — US Senator John McCain, the Arizona Republican who has been in his home state while battling brain cancer, underwent surgery because of an intestinal infection, his office announced Monday evening.McCain, 81, is in “stable condition” after the surgery at Phoenix’s Mayo Clinic. The infection was related to diverticulitis, which is caused by pouches forming in the wall of the colon.Doctors at the clinic diagnosed McCain in July with glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer that took the lives of Senator Edward M. Kennedy, the Massachusetts Democrat, and former Vice President Joe Biden’s son. Advertisement McCain returned to Congress and maintained a relatively regular congressional schedule through the fall as he underwent chemotherapy and radiation treatments. By … [Read more...] about John McCain is ‘stable’ after undergoing intestinal surgery
Sen. John McCain arrives on Capitol Hill on Nov. 13. McCain continues to undergo treatment in Arizona for brain cancer. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP) Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who has been home in Arizona battling brain cancer, underwent surgery because of an intestinal infection, his office announced Monday evening. McCain, 81, is in “stable condition,” the statement said, after the surgery at Phoenix’s Mayo Clinic. The infection was related to diverticulitis, which is caused by pouches forming in the wall of the colon. Doctors at the Mayo Clinic diagnosed McCain in July with glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer that took the lives of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) and Beau Biden, son of former vice president Joe Biden. McCain returned to Congress and maintained a relatively regular congressional schedule through the fall as he underwent chemotherapy and radiation treatments. By December, however, his body had become weak, and he returned to Arizona … [Read more...] about John McCain has surgery after intestinal infection; aides say he’s in stable condition