Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Laurie Kellman Associated Press August 27, 2018 WASHINGTON — Bowing to pressure, President Trump on Monday ordered American flags at U.S. buildings lowered to half-staff for Sen. John McCain until his burial on Sunday. Trump’s proclamation came just hours after the White House flag had been returned to full-staff, drawing complaints from right and left.Trump, who had traded bitter criticism with McCain since before the election, declared his order ‘‘a mark of respect.’’ At the same time, he said he’d accede to the family’s request that he stay away from McCain’s funeral services.‘‘Despite our differences on policy and politics, I respect Senator John McCain’s service to our country and, in his honor, have signed a proclamation to fly the flag of the United States at half-staff until the day … [Read more...] about White House flags now back at half-staff for McCain after criticism
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close Video Family spokesman reads farewell letter from John McCain Former McCain campaign manager Rick Davis reads Senator John McCain's final message to America: 'I lived and died a proud American.' President Trump announced Monday that he had ordered the American flag to fly at half-staff through Sunday to honor the late Sen. John McCain. "Despite our differences on policy and politics, I respect Senator John McCain’s service to our country and, in his honor, have signed a proclamation to fly the flag of the United States at half-staff until the day of his interment," said Trump, who added that Vice President Mike Pence would make remarks at Friday's ceremony honoring McCain at the U.S. Capitol. Trump's statement was made public moments after the White House flag was returned to half-staff Monday afternoon following complaints from two of America's most prominent veterans' groups. The White House flags had been lowered Sunday, the day after the Arizona … [Read more...] about Trump orders flags flown at half-staff until McCain burial
Two days after the death of veteran Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), flags were back at full-staff at the White House following a weekend tribute to the Arizona Senator, but other government buildings and museums in the nation’s capital were treating things differently on Monday morning, with some still flying flags at half-staff in McCain’s honor.The federal flag code is clear on such honors, that unless there is a special declaration from the President of the United States, the flags are flown at half-staff ‘on the day and day after the death’ of a U.S. Senator or House member. McCain died on Saturday afternoon, and the flags were at half-staff at the White House later that day, and again on Sunday. And as the new work week began, the flags returned to their normal position at the White House.But a quick morning tour of government buildings, museums, and private buildings around the National Mall – between Capitol Hill and the White House – showed various … [Read more...] about Mixed message from Washington flags after death of Sen. McCain
Laurie Kellman Associated Press Published 4:48 p.m. UTC Aug 26, 2018 Presidents past and present joined members of Congress from both parties and world leaders in mourning Sen. John McCain and praising him for a lifetime of service and accomplishments. Former Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, who blocked the Arizona Republican’s own White House ambitions, are among those expected to speak at McCain’s funeral. “These were bitter contests, both of them,” said Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., and “to ask them to speak at your funeral, and for them to be honored at the opportunity, that tells you all you need to know.” Flake told CBS’ “Face the Nation” that McCain “was quick to forgive - certainly put the good of the country above himself, and the fact that his former opponents will be there speaking says all we need to know.” Congressional leaders announced that McCain would lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda. … [Read more...] about McCain to lie in state in US Capitol rotunda
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today's Paper Advertisement Supported by ByMatt Flegenheimer and Thomas Kaplan Aug. 19, 2018 CONWAY, Pa. — The rules are workable enough in the right hands, in the right corner of a right-leaning region of a state like this one. Avoid the jacket-and-tie look, so voters — wary enough of Democrats — do not think they are looking at a Jehovah’s Witness. “That happened,” recalled Representative Conor Lamb, now in a polo shirt. Pivot to safe subjects. After a local here loudly mocked the idea of “Russian collusion” with President Trump to a peer, Mr. Lamb, 34, moved in to introduce himself, telling the man (who said he was Russian) about falling in love with Russian cuisine when he was in the Marines. And if all else fails — and it will, often — there is always prayer. “I was … [Read more...] about Trump Won Pennsylvania. Democrats Want the State (and His Voters) Back.