John McCain – Biographical Profile and Positions on the Issues

Candidate for U.S. Senator, Arizona

November 8, 2016 Arizona General Election

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P.O. Box 16118Arlington, VA 22215
(703) 418-2008
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General (political statement of goals, objectives, views, philosophies)
Personal (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)
Profession (professional and work experience outside politics)
Civic (past and present organizations, charities involvement)
Political (dates and titles of previously held political offices)
Religion (current and past religious affiliations, beliefs)
Accomplishments (significant accomplishments, awards, achievements)
Education (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)
Military (branch, years of service, active duty experience, highest rank, medals, honors, type and date of discharge)
Reasons & Objectives
Why I Am Running for Public Office
Illegal Immigration and Reform
Illegal Immigration Amnesty
Border Security
Securing Our Borders
Social Services to Illegal Immigrants
English as the Official National Language
Guest Worker Program
Citizenship for Illegal Immigrants
Employers Who Hire Illegals
Undocumented Immigrants
Legal Status for Undocumented Farm Workers
North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
Trade Policy Priorities
Free Market Vision
Global Workers' Rights
Incentives to Move Offshore
Protective Tariffs
Fast Track Authority
World Trade Organization / General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (WTO/GATT)
North American Union
Other Trade Agreements
Gay, Lesbian & LGBT
Same Sex Marriage
Civil Unions & Civil Benefits
The Military Don't Ask/Don't Tell Policy
Federal Constitutional Anti-Gay Marriage Amendment
Equal Tax Treatment of Same Sex Couples
Domestic Partnerships
Gays Serving in the Military
Civil Rights
Civil Rights
USA Patriot Act
Human Rights
Persons with Disabilities
National Security & Terrorism
National Security
War on Terrorism Policies
War on Terror
Guantanamo Bay Prison (GITMO)
NSA Surveillance of Citizens
Torture of Terrorists
Making Our Homeland More Secure
Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission
Radical Fundamentalism
Weapons of Mass Destruction
Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Local First Responders
Air Security
Trials of Terrorist and Combantant Detainees
Habeas Corpus and Legal Rights for Combatant Detainees
Enemy Combatants
Term Limits for US Representatives and Senators
Special Interests
Government Reform
Lobbying Reform
Government Ethics
Government Officials Becoming Lobbyists
Citizen Participation
American Minorities
Native Americans
Racial Profiling
Casinos on Native American Reservations
Abortion, Pro-Life, Stem Cell & Cloning
Legality of Abortion - Roe v. Wade
Pro-Life and Pro-Choice
Stem Cell Research
Parental Notification
Access to Contraception
Partial-birth Abortions
Federal Funding for Abortion
Unborn Victims of Violence Act
Abortion for Rape and Incest
Stem-cell Research for Medical Advancements
Using Embryos in Stem Cell Research
Federal Funding for Stem Cell Research
Human Cloning
Iran, a General Statement
Iran Nuclear Deal
Military Strike
Foreign Policy
Foreign Policy
Refugee Crisis
Nuclear Weapons & Non-Proliferation Treaty
Foreign Aid
Russia, Ukraine and Eastern Europe
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
Latin America (South & Central)
Sudan & Darfur
United Nations (UN)
Worldwide HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria
G8 (Group of Eight Countries)
Middle East
Middle East
Israeli and Palestinian Conflict
Recognition of a Palestinian State
Hizbullah and Hamas
Afghanistan, Pakistan & Iraq
Timetable for Withdrawal
Iraq Policy
Iraq Reconstruction
Continued US Military Presence in Iraq
Troop Surge
Iraq's Role in War on Terror
Iraq Role in Making Americans Safer
Military & Defense
Use of Military Force
Defense Spending
Military Families
Gays in the Military
Missile Defense System
Defense and Military Budget
Military Adequacy
Reducing Military Costs
Re-instituting the Draft
Military Base Realignment and Closures (BRAC Commission)
Reservists and National Guard
Military Pay, Medical Care and Benefits
Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty
Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT)
Foreign Job Outsourcing
Right to Own Guns - Second Amendment
Gun Control Legislation
Renewal of Ban on Assault Weapons Purchases
High Capacity Magazines, Gun Locks and Ammunition
DC Gun Ban
Gun Shows
Gun Manufacturer Law Suits
Economic Grown and Stimulation
Minority-Owned Businesses
Labor Wages & Unions
Minimum Wage
Tax Proposals
Tax Code
Tax Reform
Income Tax Rates
Corporate Income Taxes
Property Taxes
Estate Taxes (Death / Birth Tax)
Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT)
Taxes Policy
Marriage Penalty
2001 Tax Cuts
Tax Credits for Health Care
Child Tax Credit
Tax-Free Savings Accounts
Corporate Tax Loopholes
Student Loans, Scholarships and Pell Grants
No Child Left Behind Act, a General Statement
Sex Education and Birth Control Options
Evolution and Intelligent Design Education
Religion in Public Schools
Private School Vouchers
Charter Schools
Standardized Testing
Teacher Tenure
Improving Education
Education Tax Credits
Classroom Size
Parental Involvement
Computers in Schools
Federal Mandates
Federal Funding of Private Schools
Teacher Pay
Student Standards
School Choice
Home Schooling
Illegal Drugs & Marijuana
Illegal Drugs
Medical Use of Marijuana
Legalization of Marijuana
War on Drugs
Punishments for Drug Crimes
Marijuana, a General Statement
Drug Rehabilitation
Poverty & Welfare
Housing Assistance
Faith-based Initiative Funding
Improving the Welfare System
Elections & Politics
Campaign Contribution Limits (Citizens United)
Election Reform
Campaign Finance Reform
527 'Stealth' PACs
Public Funding of Political Campaigns
Soft-money Political Contributions
Lobbyist Campaign Contributions
Voting and Election Reform
DC Voting Representation in Congress
Environment, a General Statement
Global Warming, Climate Change
ANWR (Arctic National Wildlife Refuge) Oil Drilling
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Clean Air Technologies
Greenhouse Gas Emission Limits
Developing World Greenhouse Emissions
Developing World and Climate Change
Cap-and-Trade System to Reduce Carbon Emissions
Free Market Incentives
Kyoto Protocol
Toxic Waste
National Parks
National Forests and Healthy Forests Initiative
National Forest Roadless Area Conservation Act
Land, Rivers and Lakes
Endangered Species
Cruelty to Animals
Recycling and Trash
Internet, Media & Communications
Internet, a General Statement
Cyber Security
Taxes on Internet Purchases
Internet Crime
Internet Pornography
Internet Sexual Assault of Children
Parental Blocking
Internet Privacy Protections
Rich Poor 'Internet Divide'
Federal Budget & Fiscal Policy
Fiscal Policy, a General Statement
Federal Budget & Debt
Deficit Spending
Balanced Budget & Constitutional Amendment
Presidential Line-item Veto Power
Spending Limits
Medical Insurance
Health Insurance, a General Statement
Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)
Universal Medical Care / Insurance
Medically Uninsured or Underinsured
Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Limitations
Employers' Medical Insurance
Employers vs Employees As Chief Health Care Buyer
Coverage of Children
State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP)
Free Market Health Care
Health Insurance Purchase Choices
Portable Medical Insurance
State Plans
Health Savings Accounts (HSAs)
Market-Based Medical Insurance
Chronic & Catastrophic Illnesses
Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs)
Medical Malpractice Reform
Crime, a General Statement
Reducing Crime
Youth and Gang Crime
Hate Crime
Sex-related Crimes
Courts, Laws & Justice
Supreme Court
Death Penalty
Activist Judges Legislating from the Bench
Conservative / Liberal Balance on Supreme Court
Product Liability Reform
Class Action Reform
Bankruptcy Reform
Bankruptcy Means-Testing & Restrictions
Health & Medical
Health & Medical Care
Improving Health & Medical Care
Reducing Health Care Costs
Disease Prevention
Health Information Interchange Network
Quality and Cost Reporting
Patient's Bill of Rights
Children's Health
Energy, Gas, Oil & Autos
Energy Independence from Foreign Oil
Nuclear Power
Renewable Energy, Solar, Biomass and Wind
Fuel Efficiency & Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) Standards
Renewable Fuels, Biofuels and Ethanol
Hydrogen Cell Fuel Initiative
Values, Religion & Family
Church & State - First Amendment
School & Public Prayer
American Values
Tolerance & Political Correctness
Religion in Government
Media Violence and Sex
Transportation, a General Statement
Veterans, a General Statement
Veterans' Health and Medical Care
GI Bill & Veterans' Benefits
Retired Veterans Benefits and Health Care
Disabled Veterans Health Care
Veterans Funding
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Brain Injuries (TBI)
Veterans' Recognition
Housing, a General Statement
Prescription Drugs
Prescription Drugs, a General Statement
Medicare Prescription Drug Plans
Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Program for Seniors
Importing Prescription Drugs from Canada
Bringing Generic Drugs on the Market Sooner
Social Security & Pensions
Social Security
Long Term Viability of Social Security
Privatizing Social Security
Social Security Trust Fund
Public Service
Public Service, a General Statement
Mandate Public Service
Science, Technology & Space
Technology, a General Statement
Food & Agriculture
Food, a General Statement
Agriculture, a General Statement
Family Farm
Farm Subsidies
Farm Crop Supports
Farm Corporation Subsidies
Alcohol, Cigarettes & Gambling
Alcohol, a General Statement
Gambling, a General Statement
Financial Crisis
Financial Crisis
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
$700 Billion Troubled Asset Relief Bailout
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