John McCain - Controversies

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2005-05-01

t George W. Bush's term as President, the Democrats had been using the filibuster to prevent the confirmation of conservative appellate court candidates through the Senate, which had a Republican majority. In 2005, Senate Republicans considered use of what is known as the "Constitutional Option" or "Nuclear Option". The Nuclear option is an attempt by the presiding officer of the United States Senate to end a filibuster by majority vote. In response, Democrats threatened t ...

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iring from the Navy in 1981, John McCain moved to Phoenix to work for his father in law at Hensley & Co.. While working there and contemplating running for congressional office he met Charles Keating Jr., a banker and prominent local businessman. During McCain's successful campaigns for the U.S. House in 1982 and 1984, and the U.S. Senate in 1986, he recieved a total of $112,000 in legal campaign contributions from Mr. Keating and his associates at Lincoln Savings and Loan Association. He ...