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April 14th, 2013
02:16 PM ET

McCain: North Korean nuclear weapons "a matter of time"

Sen John McCain tells Candy Crowley it's only "a matter of time" until North Korea has nuclear capability if not already.

"I don't think we know for sure. There have been other miscalculations by our intelligence agency, but have no doubt that they're on the path to achieving that capability.  Look what they've achieved over the last 10-15 years, and also exported including to other countries, including Iran. And so they are a danger. So I think it's a matter of time before they have that capability. Whether they do or not right now, I don't - it's not clear."

Filed under: John McCain • Newsmakers • North Korea • State of the Union
April 14th, 2013
01:10 PM ET

"Guardedly optimistic" on immigration

Republican Sen. John McCain says he's "guardedly optimistic" on a deal for immigration reform.

Filed under: Immigration • John McCain • Newsmakers • State of the Union
April 14th, 2013
12:56 PM ET

McCain "disposed" to supporting gun bill

Sen. John McCain says he's "very favorably disposed" to support the Manchin-Toomey gun bill on background checks.

"I'm very favorably disposed. But first of all, I would like to thank Pat and Joe for their work together. We need to do a lot more of that. And I'm very favorably disposed towards that. Eighty percent of the American people want to see a better background check procedure. The Internet aspect of it, which I need more explanations - greater explanation of, but, look, I appreciate their work. "

Filed under: Gun control • Guns • John McCain • Newsmakers • Senate • State of the Union
February 24th, 2013
10:43 AM ET

McCain on heated town hall exchange

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) tells CNN's Candy Crowley why he enjoys holding town halls despite occasional heated debates.

Filed under: Immigration • John McCain • Newsmakers • State of the Union
February 24th, 2013
10:42 AM ET

McCain: Hagel should get up or down vote

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) explains his objections to Chuck Hagel's nomination and why he supports an straight vote nonetheless.

Filed under: John McCain • Newsmakers • State of the Union
February 24th, 2013
10:40 AM ET

McCain: Obama must lead on budget deal

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) says the president is partly to blame for stalled budget negotiations.


Filed under: John McCain • Newsmakers • State of the Union
This Sunday...
February 22nd, 2013
04:21 PM ET

This Sunday...

Senator John McCain (R-AZ) joins us with the latest on the negotiations to avert forced budget cuts.

Plus, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on the effect the forced budget cuts could have on his department and your travel.

Then, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) met with Cuban leader Raul Castro this week, and he’ll be here to discuss the negotiations to release American contractor detained in Cuba since 2009 Alan Gross. We’ll also ask him if there’s any movement on the five- decade-old US Embargo of Cuba.

And our panel this week includes Gov. Dan Malloy (D-CT), Former Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour, Gwen Ifill from PBS, and Jackie Calmes of the New York Times.

Watch Sunday 9am and noon.

September 30th, 2012
12:02 PM ET

Sen. McCain: "political overtones" with Libya situation

Sen. McCain (R-AZ) said the Obama administration's reaction to the Libya attacks show "certain political overtones."

"It was either willful ignorance or abysmal intelligence to think that people come to spontaneous demonstrations with heavy weapons, mortars, and the attack goes on for hours."

Filed under: John McCain • Libya • Middle East • Newsmakers • State of the Union
September 30th, 2012
11:38 AM ET

McCain lowers debate expectations

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) debated both 2012 presidential candidates in 2008 and gives us a unique perspective as the campaigns try to manage expectations.

"I think it's going to be excellent. I think both candidates are well-prepared, and understandably, you'll see their surrogates lowering expectations, oh, I don't know how our guy will compete, and that's part of the whole routine."

"I think sometimes we expect a major breakthrough, you know, the comment that - that doesn't happen very often. It happened with Reagan and Mondale. It happened with Reagan and Carter."

"Frankly, I can't remember the last time there was one of these comments that grabbed everybody's attention because, frankly, the candidates are too well-prepared. They're well-scripted."

Filed under: 2012 • John McCain • Newsmakers • State of the Union
This Sunday...
September 28th, 2012
04:46 PM ET

This Sunday...

Exclusive: Senator John McCain. He debated both Mitt Romney and Barack Obama, and gives us a unique perspective as Camp Romney tries to manage expectations. We’ll also ask him about the Obama campaign contemplating a play for his home state of Arizona, and we’ll get his take on the investigation into the Libya attack and Syria’s Chemical Weapons.

Exclusive: Obama Campaign Senior Adviser David Axelrod drops in to answer questions about debate preparations, swing state strategy, and Obama’s promises

Exclusive: Governor Martin O’Malley & Senator Roy Blunt on what voters want to hear from the candidates during the home stretch. We also expect to talk about the looming fiscal cliff, what Senator Blunt is doing to avoid it, and how it will affect jobs and the economic recovery.

And we’ll round it out with Republican Consultant Alex Castellanos, Pollster and Democratic Strategist Celinda Lake, and CNN Senior Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash. We’ll talk about Campaign Ad strategy and how it’s changed in the face of so much early voting. And Dana will give us a preview of her forthcoming documentary on Paul Ryan.

Sunday 9am and 12p ET

Filed under: Alex Castellanos • Celinda Lake • Dana Bash • David Axelrod • John McCain • Martin O'Malley • Roy Blunt
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