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Memories of McCain: Reporters Share Tales From a Life in Service

By Niels Lesniewski and Megan Scully and Patrick B. Pexton and D.A. Banks

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The late Sen. John McCain’s relationships with the press were frank, playful and contentious — often all at the same time. Three CQ Roll Call reporters and editors, who collectively have decades of experience working with the former Arizona Republican lawmaker, share favorite and telling anecdotes that shed a little more light on the man behind the image.

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