John McCain

KNAU and Arizona News
4:56 pm
Fri March 16, 2012

McCain, Campaign Finance, and Super Pacs

John McCain, February 9, 2008
Dan Raustadt

It’s no exaggeration that big money has changed the political landscape this election year.

The Republican presidential candidates and the president himself have all turned to so-called SuperPacs which can raise unlimited amounts of money.

One of the more successful SuperPacs so far has been the one supporting Mitt Romney.

But one of the former Massachusetts Governor’s most ardent supporters is Arizona Senator John McCain, one of the sponsors of campaign finance reform.

And he's not happy about the contradictions.

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KNAU and Arizona News
3:43 pm
Tue March 13, 2012

McCain Wins Concession on Flights Over Grand Canyon.

Senator John McCain's (R-AZ) deal will help ensure that tour flight operators have continued access to the Grand Canyon. It also gives the National Park Service leeway to develop its own regulations. Attached as an amendment to transportation legislation, McCain called the deal "a major step forward."

The amendment allows the Park Service some freedom in regulating the quantity, location, and time of day in which tour flights can operate. Some critics of the deal think that’s not enough.

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KNAU and Arizona News
4:05 pm
Thu February 2, 2012

AZ's US Senators Looking to Avoid Pentagon Cuts

Arizona’s Republican US Senators are sponsoring legislation to protect the Pentagon from deep budget cuts. 

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KNAU and Arizona News
12:13 pm
Mon December 19, 2011

Scheduled Pentagon Cuts Could Hurt Arizona Economy

Since Congress has been struggling to come up with next year's budget, the spotlight has moved away from the work of another congressional budget committee.

A twelve-member super committee was given the task of finding more than one trillion dollars in budget cuts by last Thanksgiving.

That committee missed its deadline.

So, automatic cuts are slated to take effect.

That means deep spending reductions could hit the Pentagon.

 And that doesn't bode well for Arizona’s Defense industry.

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