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About "John McCain"
Few senators have had more of an impact on modern American policy than the late John McCain. He passed away last week after a fight with cancer took his life. He was 81.
McCain was a decorated war hero of the Vietnam War. After awarded several medals of honor, he was shot down and captured as a prisoner of war. He remained a prisoner for nearly six years before being released. Being a returned POW helped launch his political career.
He is known as “the Maverick” because of his frequent and highly publicized breaks from Republicans. His most significant piece of legislation was the McCain-Feingold Act of 2002, campaign finance legislation that is still the ire of conservatives today. He was also an influential member of the “Gang of 14” and the “Gang of 8” — both bipartisan groups of senators who frustrated right-leaning legislation. He was the breaking vote to keep Obamacare in place, one of his last “maverick” moves.
This week’s topics of debate include John McCain, the python in Poland, identity fraud for minors, weather Jeff Sessions should go, the so-called “Crisis for Democracy,” Aretha Franklin, and more!
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