John Sidney Mc Cain III (born August 29, 1936) is an American politician who currently serves as the senior United States Senator from Arizona, in that office since 1987.He was the Republican nominee for President of the United States in the 2008 election, which he lost to Barack Obama. He became a naval aviator and flew ground-attack aircraft from aircraft carriers.Such early release was prohibited by the POWs' interpretation of the military Code of Conduct which states in Article III: “I will accept neither parole nor special favors from the enemy”. His numerous military decorations and awards include the Silver Star Medal, two Legion of Merits, Distinguished Flying Cross, three Bronze Star Medals, two Purple Heart Medals, two Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals, and Prisoner of War Medal. I wish I could have had the luxury, like you, of growing up and living and spending my entire life in a nice place like the First District of Arizona, but I was doing other things.As vice president of public relations at the distributorship, he gained political support among the local business community, meeting powerful figures such as banker Charles Keating Jr., real estate developer Fife Symington III and newspaper publisher Darrow "Duke" Tully. As a matter of fact, when I think about it now, the place I lived longest in my life was Hanoi.In the February 1999 Senate trial following the impeachment of Bill Clinton, Mc Cain voted to convict the president on both the perjury and obstruction of justice counts, saying Clinton had violated his sworn oath of office.
Beginning in 2001, Mc Cain used political capital gained from his presidential run, as well as improved legislative skills and relationships with other members, to become one of the Senate's most influential members.
He subsequently adopted more orthodox conservative stances and attitudes and largely opposed actions of the Obama administration, especially in regard to foreign policy matters.
By 2013, however, he had become a key figure in the Senate for negotiating deals on certain issues in an otherwise partisan environment. He has a younger brother named Joe and an elder sister named Sandy.
By November 2003, after a trip to Iraq, he was publicly questioning Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, saying that more U. troops were needed; the following year, Mc Cain announced that he had lost confidence in Rumsfeld.
In October 2003, Mc Cain and Lieberman co-sponsored the Climate Stewardship Act that would have introduced a cap and trade system aimed at returning greenhouse gas emissions to 2000 levels; the bill was defeated with 55 votes to 43 in the Senate.