John McCain

John McCain
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Obama rally attendees
Midday looks back at some of the year's most memorable stories from Minnesota Public Radio reporters. (Midday, 01/02/2009)
Media signs point the way at the DNC
A new report from a media watchdog group suggests coverage of John McCain was substantially more negative than coverage of Barack Obama, a charge often made by conservative critics. Midmorning looks at the debate over favoritism in campaign coverage, and how coverage of the president-elect will change. (Midmorning, 11/10/2008)
John McCain concedes the election to Obama
With a gracious nod to Barack Obama, John McCain acknowledged defeat and urged his supporters to move beyond partisan differences to put country first - an echo of his campaign theme. (11/05/2008)
His name etched in history as America's first black president, Barack Obama turned from the jubilation of victory to the sober challenge of leading a nation worried about economic crisis, two unfinished wars and global uncertainty. (11/05/2008)
Photos from election night in the United States. (11/04/2008)
While John McCain rushed around to seven states for last-minute campaigning on Monday, Obama didn't appear before voters until after 11 a.m., the first of just three events for the day. (11/03/2008)
Barack Obama and John McCain uncorked massive get-out-the-vote operations in more than a dozen battleground states Sunday. (11/02/2008)
Warmed by the cheers of thousands, John McCain and Barack Obama plunged through the final weekend of their marathon race for the White House. (11/01/2008)
Should the federal government continue to provide $7 billion in taxpayer subsidies for ethanol? John McCain and Barack Obama disagree. (11/01/2008)
Despite John McCain's prediction of an upset, Barack Obama reached for a landslide Friday, invading his rival's home state with TV ads and building a lead in early voting in key battlegrounds as the presidential race headed into a hectic final weekend. (10/31/2008)

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Party: Republican

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Date of Birth: 08/29/1936

Place of Birth: Panama

Education: United States Naval Academy

Religion: Baptist

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