McCain III, John S.

In-person signed 2003 congressional internship description program and application

Price: $90.00

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(b. 1936) Arizona US Senator (R) 1987-present, 2008 GOP presidential nominee. He followed his father and grandfather, both Navy admirals, into the Navy, USNA 1958, becoming a naval aviator. While on an Oct. 1967 bombing run over Hanoi, he was shot down, seriously injured, and captured by the North Vietnamese, held as a POW until 1973; for 2 years he was held in solitary confinement. In mid-1968, he was named commander of all US forces in the Vietnam theater, and the North Vietnamese offered him early release. McCain would only accept repatriation if every man taken before him was released as well. From Aug. 1968, he was subjected to rope bindings and beatings every 2 hours while suffering from dysentery; a suicide attempt was stopped by guards. He subsequently received 2-3 beatings weekly because of his continued refusal to sign additional statements. Released Mar. 14, 1973, his wartime injuries left him unable to raise his arms above his head. He retired from the Navy in 1981 and moved to Arizona. Elected to Congress in 1982, he served 2 terms, elected to the Senate in 1986 succeeding Barry Goodwater, winning re-election 4 times, most recently in 2010. Generally adhering to conservative principles, he has at times had a reputation as a "maverick", willing to disagree with his party on certain issues. After being investigated and largely exonerated in the 1980s "Keating Five" political influence scandal, he made campaign finance reform a signature concern, which eventually led to the 2002 McCain-Feingold Act. He ran for the 2000 GOP presidential nomination but lost to George W. Bush; at the 2004 GOP National Convention, McCain supported Bush for re-election, praising his management of the War on Terror since the September 11 attacks; at the same time, he defended John Kerry's Vietnam war record. In Oct. 2005, ex-POW McCain introduced the McCain Detainee Amendment to the 2005 Defense Appropriations bill, and the Senate voted 909 to support the amendment which prohibits inhumane treatment of prisoners, including those at Guantanamo Bay, by confining military interrogations to techniques in the Army Field Manual on Interrogation. McCain formally announced his intent to run for president on Apr. 25, 2007 in New Hampshire. His oft-cited strengths as a presidential candidate for 2008 included national name recognition, sponsorship of major lobbying and campaign finance reform initiatives, his ability to reach across the aisle, his well-known military service and experience as a POW, his experience from the 2000 presidential campaign, and an expectation that he would capture Bush's top fundraisers. On Mar. 5, 2008, President Bush endorsed him. On Sept. 3, 2008, McCain and Alaska Governor Sarah Palin became the GOP nominees at the 2008 National Convention in St. Paul, Minn. The Palin pick energized core GOP voters who had previously been wary of him. However, the rollout of Palin to the national media went poorly, and voter reactions to her grew increasingly negative, especially among voters concerned about her qualifications. McCain won 173 electoral votes to Obama's 365; he won 46% of the popular vote to Obama's 53%. By Aug. 2009 he was siding more often with his Republican Party than ever before in his Senate career. He subsequently adopted more orthodox conservative stances and largely opposed Obama administration actions especially in foreign policy matters. In 2013, he joined the "Gang of Eight" for another try at comprehensive immigration reform. In 2015, McCain became chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee. In the 2016 GOP presidential primaries, McCain said he would support the GOP nominee even if it was Donald Trump; following Mitt Romney's Mar. 3 speech, he endorsed Romney's sentiments, saying he had serious concerns about Trump's "uninformed and indeed dangerous statements on national security issues". Relations between them strained when Trump said of McCain: "He's not a war hero. He was a war hero because he was captured? I like people who weren't captured." American Association of People With Disabilities (AAPD) 2003 Summer Congressional Internships for College Students With Disabilities program 11 x 8 1/2 description booklet and application form, signed on front cover by Senator McCain in person, undated. Program features a picture of the Capitol Dome.

Condition: Very good
Type:Signed booklet






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