Family bids tearful farewell to 'fighter' John McCain

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McCain, who survived North Vietnamese forces shooting down his plane, a failed ejection that shattered three of his limbs, a savage beating by the waiting enemy, and a stint as a prisoner of war wherein he refused early release to favor other United States captives, has repeatedly had his status as a war hero questioned by Trump.

Among those on the Arizona ballot was former state Sen.

For a short time Wednesday, the Russell Senate Office Building was renamed the McCain Senate Office Building. Feinstein had performed a positive public good by revealing it.

Following the death of Senator John McCain who had been battling aggressive brain cancer since past year, a special edition of "20/20" gives an in-depth look at his legendary public, professional and personal life.

So, I've been wondering whether McCain and Obama had somehow developed an intimate relationship after Obama left office, if they had been having quiet conversations over the past year or two that haven't been publicly discussed as McCain neared the end of his journey.

The John McCain I knew discussed only torture, the right to life, and immigration with me - perhaps because he knew we disagreed on almost all other matters. He ultimately, and grudgingly, caved to public and private pressure Monday afternoon and issued an official proclamation to lower the flag in honor of McCain's death.

"I get up every day and read the news, and then I see what John McCain has to say", Fine told Reuters.

On Saturday, there will be a procession and funeral at the Washington National Cathedral.

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"I think we need to take a deep breath and do these ceremonies this week in a manner that will respect his legacy and his life", Perdue said. "Donald Trump has never accepted the fact that he is the head of state".

Against that backdrop, the flag above the White House spoke volumes.

It was Obama, ironically, who was far more reticent around the press.

"They're eager not only to honor a colleague who was more beloved by Democrats than GOP voters in recent years, but also to delete the current name of the building", according to The Washington Times. McCain also dealt a death blow to Trump's American Health Care Act, severely setting back the president's legislative agenda. And Trump has faced high-profile rebellions from athletes he'd hoped to honor.

"We've kind of elected this apex predator, and you don't sit T-Rex down at the dinner table", said Alex Castellanos, a Republican media consultant and strategist. I want to end my farewell to you with the heartfelt faith in Americans that I felt so powerfully that evening.

While the president's statement sought to defuse the controversy, the upcoming weeklong celebration of McCain's life is likely to bring new awkwardness. The senator said Trump would be a "disaster" if nominated, but since Trump won the election, Graham has been a frequent golf partner of the president and sought to influence him on foreign policy. It was a line that made Cindy McCain smile just for a moment. Thus, even though she revealed top-secret materials in the report - which, if you or I had revealed them or if she had revealed them in Los Angeles rather than in Washington, would have constituted the crime of espionage - she was immune from all prosecution.

As you can see in the screenshot below, this is not the name of McCain's actual Senate office.

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