February 20th, 2014
10:10 PM ET

Keeping them Honest: What does it take to be a U.S. Ambassador?

Ambassadors often come to the job with different skills and qualifications. Some of President Obama's recent nominees come with fat checkbooks. They may not know some key facts about their host countries and some have never even visited. Anderson is Keeping them honest with a look back at the relationship between ambassadorships and patronage.

Senator John McCain grilled some of President Obama's less qualified nominees. He explained to Anderson why they will likely get confirmed.


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September 20th, 2013
12:57 AM ET

Senator John McCain takes on Putin

Senator John McCain is responding to Russian President Vladamir Putin's recent op-ed in the New York Times. He's reaching out directly to the Russian people with an op-ed of his own. It was published on a Russian website, and Senator McCain questions whether Putin fulfilled his promise to restore Russia's greatness.
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May 29th, 2013
10:25 PM ET

McCain after meeting rebels: We can help the right Syrians

Watch PART II of Anderson's exclusive interview with Senator John McCain:

The U.S. State Department helped Sen. John McCain with his trip into war-torn Syria this week, the senator from Arizona said Wednesday.

McCain acknowledged on AC360 that the State Department and rebel groups were both involved in providing his security.

"I want to express my appreciation to the State Department," McCain said in the exclusive  interview. "The reality is if they had said no, I wouldn't have made this visit. They were very helpful and cooperative, and I'm grateful."

On Monday, McCain slipped across the Syria-Turkey border and became the first U.S. senator to visit the country since civil war broke out more than two years ago


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May 29th, 2013
04:15 PM ET

Exclusive on AC360 tonight: Sen. McCain recounts trip to Syria

In his first interview since meeting with opposition leaders inside Syria, Sen. John McCain tells Anderson Cooper why he made the trip and he shares his reaction to seeing the effects of the conflict firsthand. Their conversation airs at 8 and 10 p.m. ET.

An outspoken proponent of U.S. involvement in Syria, McCain has urged President Obama to help end the violence and support rebel leaders by providing weapons. An estimated 80,000 people have been killed since March 2011, according to the U.N.

"When you look at the faces of these people and hear their stories, so many of them have lost family members. So many of them have lost friends," McCain said. "This is a pretty bloody, bloody business that they've been in."


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March 15th, 2013
11:56 PM ET

McCain: Suffering continues in Syria

Anderson Cooper spoke with Senator John McCain about the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Syria two years after civilian protests began, leading to a brutal crackdown by President Bashar al-Assad and a violent conflict between government forces and the opposition.

They also discussed the issue of same-sex marriage in light of Republican Senator Rob Portman's announcement that he now supports gay marriage because his 21-year-old son is gay. McCain says he respect's Portman's decision, but disagrees because of his religious beliefs.

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March 1st, 2013
10:48 PM ET

McCain: Everyone shares blame for spending cuts

Sen. McCain says he accepts blame for the spending cuts but thinks Pres. Obama should lead to protect the defense budget.

January 28th, 2013
10:49 PM ET

Borger: 'Now it's about survival'

Republicans look to rebrand and attract Latino voters with a possible new bipartisan immigration reform bill.  CNN's chief political analyst Gloria Borger, Democratic strategist Cornell Belcher, and Republican consultant Margaret Hoover discuss.

January 28th, 2013
10:48 PM ET

KTH: GOP immigration reform flip-flop

Sen. McCain and others are now willing to compromise on illegal immigration reform to court more Latino voters. Anderson Cooper is Keeping them Honest.

December 4th, 2012
10:32 PM ET

McCain: Take out Assad, secure chemicals

Anderson Cooper asks Sen. John McCain how he thinks the U.S. should act to prevent the use of chemical weapons in Syria.

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November 14th, 2012
11:47 PM ET

KTH: Obama and McCain's feud over Rice

President Obama fires back at Senator John McCain after he criticizes Ambassador Susan Rice over her statements about the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Anderson Cooper is Keeping Them Honest.

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