1. In 1999, Senator John McCain shared the Profile in Courage Award with Senator Russ Feingold for their work towards campaign finance reform.
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3. Senator John McCain made uncredited cameo appearances in Wedding Crashers and 24 and had two uncredited cameos in Parks and Recreation.
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11. In October 2017, Senator John McCain praised President Trump's decision to decertify Iran's compliance with the Iran nuclear deal while not yet withdrawing the US from the agreement, saying that the Obama-era policy failed "to meet the multifaceted threat Iran poses.
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13. In November 2016, Senator John McCain learned of the existence of a dossier regarding the Trump presidential campaign's links to Russia compiled by Christopher Steele.
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16. In 2014, Senator John McCain led the opposition to the appointments of Colleen Bell, Noah Mamet, and George Tsunis to the ambassadorships in Hungary, Argentina, and Norway, respectively, arguing they were unqualified appointees being rewarded for their political fundraising.
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17. Senator John McCain was a supporter of the Euromaidan protests against Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and his government, and appeared in Independence Square in Kiev in December 2013.
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18. In July 2013, Senator John McCain was at the forefront of an agreement among senators to drop filibusters against Obama administration executive nominees without Democrats resorting to the "nuclear option" that would disallow such filibusters altogether.
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21. Senator John McCain became one of the most vocal critics of the Obama administration's handling of the September 11, 2012, attack on the US diplomatic mission in Benghazi, saying it was a "debacle" that featured either "a massive cover-up or incompetence that is not acceptable" and that it was worse than the Watergate scandal.
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22. Senator John McCain labeled the Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United v Federal Election Commission decision as "uninformed, arrogant, naive", and, decrying its effects and the future scandals he thought it would bring, said it would become considered the court's "worst decision.
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23. Senator John McCain was an especially vocal supporter of the 2011 military intervention in Libya.
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26. Senator John McCain voted against Obama's Supreme Court nomination of Sonia Sotomayor—saying that while undeniably qualified, "I do not believe that she shares my belief in judicial restraint"—and by August 2009 was siding more often with his Republican Party on closely divided votes than ever before in his senatorial career.
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28. Senator John McCain was only the second US major-party presidential nominee to select a woman for his running mate and the first Republican to do so.
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33. Senator John McCain was showing a resurgence, in particular with renewed strength in New Hampshire—the scene of his 2000 triumph—and was bolstered further by the endorsements of The Boston Globe, the New Hampshire Union Leader, and almost two dozen other state newspapers, as well as from Senator Lieberman.
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34. Senator John McCain had fundraising problems in the first half of 2007, due in part to his support for the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2007, which was unpopular among the Republican base electorate.
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42. In May 2001, Senator John McCain was one of only two Senate Republicans to vote against the Bush tax cuts.
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45. Senator John McCain focused on the New Hampshire primary, where his message appealed to independents.
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46. Senator John McCain announced his candidacy for president on September 27, 1999, in Nashua, New Hampshire, saying he was staging "a fight to take our government back from the power brokers and special interests, and return it to the people and the noble cause of freedom it was created to serve".
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49. In 1997, Senator John McCain became chairman of the powerful Senate Commerce Committee; he was criticized for accepting funds from corporations and businesses under the committee's purview, but in response said the small contributions he received were not part of the big-money nature of the campaign finance problem.
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52. Senator John McCain became embroiled in a scandal during the 1980s, as one of five United States senators comprising the so-called Keating Five.
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54. Senator John McCain succeeded longtime American conservative icon and Arizona fixture Barry Goldwater upon the latter's retirement as US senator from Arizona.
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55. In 1991, Cindy Senator John McCain brought an abandoned three-month-old girl needing medical treatment to the US from a Bangladeshi orphanage run by Mother Teresa.
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58. In 1983, Senator John McCain was elected to lead the incoming group of Republican representatives, and was assigned to the House Committee on Interior Affairs.
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62. Senator John McCain served as the Navy's liaison to the US Senate beginning in 1977.
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63. Senator John McCain was a prisoner of war in North Vietnam for five and a half years until his release on March 14, 1973.
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64. Senator John McCain refused to meet various anti-war groups seeking peace in Hanoi, wanting to give neither them nor the North Vietnamese a propaganda victory.
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68. In December 1967, Senator John McCain was placed in a cell with two other Americans who did not expect him to live more than a week.
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72. Senator John McCain was flying his 23rd bombing mission over North Vietnam when his A-4E Skyhawk was shot down by a missile over Hanoi.
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84. Senator John McCain was known for his work in the 1990s to restore diplomatic relations with Vietnam, and for his belief that the Iraq War should have been fought to a successful conclusion.
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85. Senator John McCain entered the US Senate in 1987 and easily won reelection five times, the final time in 2016.
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89. Senator John McCain graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1958 and was commissioned into the United States Navy.
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