John McCain http://www.kunc.org en Can Civilian Health Care Help Fix The VA? Congress Weighs In http://www.kunc.org/post/can-civilian-health-care-help-fix-va-congress-weighs Veterans across the country are still waiting too long for medical care, a situation that drove the <a href="http://www.npr.org/2014/05/30/317372486/embattled-veterans-affairs-secretary-eric-shinseki-resigns">resignation</a> of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki last week.<p>Now Republicans and Democrats in Congress are competing to pass laws they think will fix the problem of medical wait times and other problems at the VA. Tue, 03 Jun 2014 21:45:00 +0000 Quil Lawrence 57341 at http://www.kunc.org Can Civilian Health Care Help Fix The VA? Congress Weighs In Putin 'Doesn't Believe In You,' McCain Tells Russian People http://www.kunc.org/post/putin-doesnt-believe-you-mccain-tells-russian-people In a stinging response to Russian President Vladimir Putin's put-down of "American exceptionalism," Arizona Sen. John McCain told Russians Thursday that Putin "doesn't believe in you."<p>"He doesn't believe that human nature at liberty can rise above its weaknesses and build just, peaceful, prosperous societies," <a href="http://english.pravda.ru/opinion/19-09-2013/125705-McCain_for_pravda_ru-0/" target="_blank">McCain writes in an op-ed posted by Pravda</a>. "Or, at least, he doesn't believe Russians can. So he rules by using those weaknesses, by corruption, repression and violence. Thu, 19 Sep 2013 14:15:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 49797 at http://www.kunc.org Putin 'Doesn't Believe In You,' McCain Tells Russian People So McCain Plays Games On His Phone When He's Bored; Do You? http://www.kunc.org/post/so-mccain-plays-games-his-phone-when-hes-bored-do-you We were <em>shocked, shocked</em> to see <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics-live/the-senates-syria-hearing-live-updates/?id=ed01ca14-222b-4a23-b12c-c0b0d9d4fe0a" target="_blank">a photo taken by <em>The Washington Post</em>'s Melina Mara</a> of Sen. Wed, 04 Sep 2013 16:13:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 49179 at http://www.kunc.org So McCain Plays Games On His Phone When He's Bored; Do You? McCain Says Right Strikes Can Hurt Assad's Capabilities http://www.kunc.org/post/mccain-says-right-strikes-can-hurt-assads-capabilities By "taking out Bashar Assad's delivery capabilities of chemical weapons" the U.S. can make it much harder for the Syrian leader to wage war against his people and perhaps level the fighting field or turn it in favor of Assad's opponents, Republican Sen. Tue, 03 Sep 2013 13:27:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 49128 at http://www.kunc.org McCain Says Right Strikes Can Hurt Assad's Capabilities Lawmakers Welcome President Asking For Their OK On Syria http://www.kunc.org/post/lawmakers-welcome-president-asking-their-ok-syria <em>(This post last updated at 4:10 p.m. ET)</em><p>Lawmakers, many of whom had urged President Obama to seek authority from Congress before going ahead with a military strike against Syria, were largely positive about his decision to do just that.<p>The president, in a Rose Garden address on Saturday, said that <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/08/31/217574150/president-obama-to-speak-on-syria">the U.S. should respond militarily to Syria's Aug. Sat, 31 Aug 2013 19:08:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 49059 at http://www.kunc.org