U.S. John McCain U.S. Capitol The late Senator John McCain will lie in state on Friday in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda, a posthumous honor bestowed only on 34 other people since 1852. The longtime Arizona congressman, Vietnam War hero, and Republican presidential candidate will join the likes of Abraham Lincoln, John F. Kennedy, and Dwight D. Eisenhower who all laid in state in the historic building. Government officials and military men such as McCain lay in state, while private citizens such as the civil rights activist Rosa Parks lay in honor. Only four people have lain in honor and Parks is the only woman to have done either. "These occasions are either authorized by a congressional resolution or approved by the congressional leadership, when permission is granted by survivors,” according to the Architect of the Capitol, the builder and steward of the buildings of Capitol Hill. Recommended Slideshows 76 50 Highest Paying Jobs in the United States 80 In Pictures: … [Read more...] about John McCain Is the 31st Man to Lie in State at the Capitol Rotunda—Here’s a List of the Others
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.......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... WASHINGTON — John McCain is being remembered as a last lion of the Senate, with few others matching his stature. But the next generation of mavericks might come from the ranks of Senate women. Susan Collins of Maine, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Dianne Feinstein of California and Patty Murray of Washington are all positioned to have enormous influence. Republicans and Democrats, they show flashes of the independence that defined McCain’s career, particularly his role as a legislative check on the executive branch, including President Donald Trump’s White House. ADVERTISEMENT But like so much in the Senate, where seniority is respected and tradition matters, there’s not yet consensus on what to call the leading ladies. “The lioness,” said retiring Sen. Orrin … [Read more...] about In McCain’s absence, will lions of the Senate be women?
close Video Former Sen. Jon Kyl on the legacy of John McCain Former Minority Whip Jon Kyl was John McCain's colleague from Arizona in the U.S. Senate. Former Republican Sen. Jon Kyl of Arizona detailed on Sunday the remarkable life of the late Sen. John McCain, recalling the lawmaker’s decades of service to the United States while downplaying talk that he could fill McCain’s seat. “He was the conscience of the Senate,” Kyl said during an interview on "Fox News Sunday." Kyl, who served alongside McCain, R-Ariz., in the Senate from 1995 until 2013, was named to the shortlist of potential candidates to be appointed to McCain’s seat by Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey. Along with Kyl, The Arizona Republic has listed McCain’s widow, Cindy, Ducey’s chief of staff, Kirk Adams, and the former U.S. ambassador to Finland, Barbara Barrett, as potential appointees to replace the late lawmaker. More on this... John McCain's US Senate seat: What … [Read more...] about McCain’s former colleague Kyl says late senator was ‘conscience of the Senate’
POLITICS 08/11/2018 08:01 am ET Republican Mike Braun has picked an odd fight with incumbent Democrat Joe Donnelly over outsourcing. By Arthur Delaney and Kevin Robillard Carrier Corporation had just announced it would close its Indianapolis factory and shift production to Mexico early in 2016 and Chuck Jones was getting ready to address dozens of doomed workers at the United Steelworkers Local 1999 union hall. Then Jones, the union president at the time, noticed a bit of a commotion: Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) had entered the room. He hadn’t been expecting a senator to show up, especially since he thought Congress was in session back in Washington. “That showed me a lot,” Jones said. “He at least made an appearance to try to assure people he was going to do everything he could.” Donnelly did a lot to insert himself into the 2016 Carrier story, but President Donald Trump overshadowed him when he swooped in later that year with a deal … [Read more...] about Control Of The Senate Could Come Down To Which One Of These Guys Shipped More Jobs Overseas
opinion Brian Howey Columnist Published 5:50 p.m. UTC May 25, 2018 INDIANAPOLIS – Hoosier voters are familiar with a number of political family dynasties, the Bayhs, Carsons, O’Bannons and Viscloskys. And now another is emerging with the Brays. At the General Assembly’s special session earlier this month, Senate Republicans anointed State Sen. Rodric Bray as the incoming Senate president pro tempore, replacing the retiring Sen. David Long. It was a majority caucus vote that insiders say Bray won by a single vote over State Sen. Travis Holdman. It won’t become official until all senators vote the day after the November election. While seen as a fait accompli, there will be at least four new senators replacing Long, the defeated Sen. Joe Zakas, and the retiring Sens. Doug Eckerty and Jim Smith. Sources say they expect the Bray selection to endure after the election. Bray’s election differed from the other two pro tempore showdowns in 1980 and 2006 … [Read more...] about A new family dynasty takes the helm of the Senate