Meghan McCain
Noted daughter of John McCain
Meghan McCain
Meghan Marguerite McCain is an American columnist, author and blogger. She is a daughter of U.S.  Senator John McCain and Cindy Hensley McCain. McCain first received media attention in 2007 for her blog, McCain Blogette, on which she documented life on the campaign trail and mused about fashion, music, and pop culture. In 2009, she became a contributing author for The Daily Beast, and in 2011, began appearing as a contributor on MSNBC.
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Billy Eichner and Meghan McCain go to war on Twitter over Meryl Streep's Golden Globes speech
Yahoo News - about 1 month
Leave it to Meryl to start a conversation. During her acceptance speech of the Cecil B. DeMille Award at Sunday's Golden Globes ceremony, legendary actress Meryl Streep used her time to criticize President-elect Donald Trump for mocking New York Times reporter Serge Kovaleski for his disability at a 2015 rally.  "This instinct to humiliate when it's modeled by someone in a public platform, it filters down into everybody's life because it gives permission for others to do the same," the actress said, "Disrespect invites disrespect. Violence incites violence." SEE ALSO: Meryl Streep’s Golden Globes speech divides nation The powerful speech inspired a range of reactions across social media, and resulted in a captivating Twitter feud between Fox News personality and daughter of Republican Sen. John McCain, Meghan McCain, and Billy on the Street and Difficult People star, Billy Eichner. Eichner publicly praised Streep for utilizing her platform to make a political statement. MERYL. FUCKING. ...
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Meghan McCain on dad dumping Trump: The choice wasn't easy
Fox News - 4 months
Daughter of Arizona speaks out
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Thrival: Pittsburgh's Contemporary Woodstock Arts, Music and Innovation Festival
Huffington Post - 5 months
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is experiencing a Renaissance. It wasn't too long ago that Pittsburgh was the Steel Capital of the world. But sometime around 1981, I'm told, Pittsburgh hit what they call "rock bottom." That's when the entire steel industry cratered, leaving only unemployed steel workers, empty houses and shrinking school districts à la Detroit and the demise of their world leading automotive industry. Both were centrally blue- collar towns that almost had to suffer through a tectonic shift to stand any chance of competing in the future. This reinvigorating, refreshing and pivoting of the economy has been somewhat incremental for Pittsburgh in the last decade or so, beginning with the move toward becoming a medical center of excellence. With the intersection of the "Three Rivers" (Monongahela, Allegheny, Ohio), the 'transport,' comes an intersection of three big universities (Pitt, Carnegie-Mellon, Duquesne), the 'brainport,' and a whole host (at least 37) ...
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Meghan McCain grills Trump economic adviser on staff changes
Fox News - 6 months
Debate over management additions
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Meghan McCain: 'This Is a Garbage Election'
ABC News - 6 months
The daughter of Sen. John McCain also slammed Trump and Clinton.
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Trevor Noah Has A Question For Fox News Host Who Questioned Obama's Tears
Huffington Post - about 1 year
"Daily Show" host Trevor Noah didn't hold back his disgust after conservative pundits accused President Barack Obama of faking his tears during his address on gun violence Tuesday. Like any other rational person, Noah empathized with the president's show of raw emotion as he remembered the 20 children killed in 2012 by a gunman at Sandy Hook Elementary School.  "See that thing you’re feeling right now? That pain in your chest," Noah said after airing the clip of Obama on his show Wednesday night. "That comes from watching someone weep on national television, because he knows that society can do better than to file the shooting of children under ‘shit happens.’ That feeling is how you know that you are human.” Some conservatives, however, were outraged by the president's behavior. Numerous commentators on Fox News, like Melissa Francis and Meghan McCain, said they were infuriated that Obama didn't cry publicly after the recent San Bernardino and Paris attacks.  ...
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Daughters of Famous Politicians Create Media Brands
NYTimes - about 3 years
Emboldened by social media, people like Meghan McCain and Katherine Schwarzenegger are using their lineage — and the Internet — to parlay daughter-of status into media fame.     
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Meghan McCain: From political spotlight to reality TV
Usa Today - over 3 years
Senator John McCain's daughter sat down to answer some questions from USA TODAY College.
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Meghan McCain dishes about her 'pain in the ass' dad
Yahoo News - over 3 years
Sen. John McCain’s daughter says her dad is ‘depressed’ by politics today
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Meghan McCain Covers Being 'Gay In America' On New Series 'Raising McCain' (VIDEO)
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Meghan McCain's new show, "Raising McCain," which is carried on the recently launched millenial-geared network Pivot, features McCain traveling around the country covering topics impacting young Americans today. The latest episode of the docuseries, airing this weekend, is entitled "Gay in America" and in it McCain interviews figures like Wilson Cruz about being gay in modern day America. Watch the clip above, in which McCain accompanies her mother, Cindy McCain, to The Trevor Project awards gala, Trevor Live, where her mother received the Trevor Hero award. In the car ride to the ceremony they discuss the Republican party's acceptance of gay people, something that both McCain women feel is long overdue. Catch the full of episode of "Raising McCain" when it airs this Saturday night, October 5 at 10pm ET/PT on Pivot.
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Charges Dropped Against ‘Housewives’ Cast, Testicle-Eating Fish Top State News
The Caldewells Patch - over 3 years
Belleville officer allegedly slept on the job, Meghan McCain is over Chris Christie also make headlines
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Meghan McCain: I'm over Christie
CNN - over 3 years
John McCain's daughter joins Piers Morgan to discuss her father, her new show, and the future of the GOP
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'Authentic' Meghan McCain Joins Pivot, Bemoans Backlash
Big Hollywood - over 3 years
It wasn't bad enough that Meghan McCain's opinions have been on display via MSNBC and in the Daily Beast. Now, the intellectual giantess, daughter of Sen. John McCain, has been given the chance to... View Original Post
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Meghan McCain bringing her 'brand of Republicanism' to new TV series
Reuters Canada - over 3 years
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Meghan McCain, who gained attention in 2007 for her lively blogs tracking her father John McCain's presidential campaign, is bringing her "brand of Republicanism" to a new television show she hopes will change perceptions of the millennial generation.
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Meghan McCain: Sexter, Truth Teller and Now, Talk-Show Host
NYTimes - over 3 years
The host of “Raising McCain” talks about digital regrets and why she will never run for office.
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Meghan McCain's talk show on Pivot
San Francisco Chronicle - over 3 years
Meghan McCain, who likes to say "I've worked in politics since I was in utero," is either the great blond hope of the Republican Party or its worst nightmare. McCain, daughter of Sen. John McCain, is used to being the odd girl out, but she doesn't believe she's alone, which is why she's launching a talk-reality TV show on Pivot TV called "Raising McCain" on Saturday. McCain, the eldest of four children of the Arizona senator and his second wife, businesswoman Cindy Hensley McCain, graduated from Columbia University with a degree in art history and landed internships at Newsweek and "Saturday Night Live." The fact that McCain has always been candid has landed her in hot water with more traditional Republicans, including campaign staffers who wanted to limit her appearances during her father's run for the White House. An article she wrote for the Daily Beast outlining her differences with Anne Coulter drew fire from another conservative commentator, Laura Ingraham, who made a crack a ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Meghan McCain
    THIRTIES
  • 2015
    Age 30
    She serves on the Board of Directors of GLAAD., and hosted the organization's Concert for Love and Acceptance in Nashville in 2015.
    More Details Hide Details In terms of economic policy, she has remarked on The Rachel Maddow Show: "I didn't even take Economics in college. I don't completely understand it so I'd hate to make a comment one way or the other. That's – truly of all the things – I keep reading and I just don't understand it."
    McCain also signed on as a FOX News contributor in the summer of 2015, and has become a semi-regular co-host of the afternoon talk program Outnumbered.
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    In July 2015, McCain joined Premiere Networks as host of the nationally syndicated radio program America Now.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2014
    Age 29
    She instead was added as a co-host to the show TakePart Live on the same channel, appearing with Jacob Soboroff beginning in May 2014.
    More Details Hide Details The show was cancelled in December 2014. Interviews
  • 2013
    Age 28
    In September 2013, her road-based talk show Raising McCain began on the start-up Pivot cable and satellite television channel.
    More Details Hide Details It was cancelled in January 2014.
    In 2013, she began hosting on the start-up Pivot channel and in 2014 assumed the co-host role on Pivot's TakePart Live until that show was canceled later in the year.
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  • 2011
    Age 26
    In November 2011, McCain became an analyst on MSNBC, and immediately got into a back-and-forth with 2012 Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich.
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    McCain has been lampooned and criticized by the political blogosphere. In September 2011, her lawyers asked RedState to take down posts that were parodying her commentary, as they made her appear buffoonish and arrogant.
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  • 2010
    Age 25
    Her campaign memoir, Dirty Sexy Politics, was published in September 2010.
    More Details Hide Details In it she expresses her opinions about Sarah Palin and describes her relationships with the McCain campaign staff. She states that the Republican Party seemed "to have lost its way in the last ten years", that the conservative movement seemed "hell-bent on restricting our freedoms rather than expanding them", and that within the Republican Party, she felt a certain stress to take over the ideas of others, like Mitt Romney, especially regarding same-sex marriage, which was a danger for the existence of the party. The New York Times described the book as a coming-of-age narrative about herself. However, other reviews were more scathing. Leon H. Wolf wrote "It is impossible to read Dirty, Sexy Politics and come away with the impression that you have read anything other than the completely unedited ramblings of an idiot." During the promotional tour for the book, McCain cancelled an appearance at Juniata College due to what she called, "unforeseen professional circumstances". However, according to her Twitter, she was actually in Las Vegas on a girls' weekend, as she got over a boyfriend ending their relationship via e-mail.
    In September 2010, she appeared on the NPR news quiz show Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me and won a prize for a listener.
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  • 2009
    Age 24
    In June 2009, McCain posed for the NOH8 Campaign, a celebrity photo project that protests California's Proposition 8 constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, which her mother Cindy also posed for.
    More Details Hide Details She was in favor of repealing "Don't ask, don't tell" and allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly in the U.S. military.
    In September 2009 and February 2010, McCain had repeat stints as guest co-host of The View.
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    After John McCain campaign fixture Joe the Plumber made some anti-gay remarks (saying he would not have "queers... anywhere near my children") in mid-2009, Meghan McCain took aim at him, saying "Joe the Plumber – you can quote me – is a dumbass.
    More Details Hide Details He should stick to plumbing."
    Speaking at the 2009 Log Cabin Republican Convention, McCain said there was "a war brewing in the Republican Party" between the past and the future, and that "Most of the old school Republicans are scared shitless of that future."
    More Details Hide Details She followed that by saying her enjoyment of Twitter was diminished by the presence of top Republican strategist Karl Rove, saying "I can't shake the fact that Karl Rove is following me – it can be creepy" and "We need to take Twitter back from the creepy people." Statements such as these led news reports and commentators including Rachel Maddow and Kathleen Parker to conclude that McCain had the same "maverick gene" as her father. Following the April 2009 party switch by Senator Arlen Specter from Republican to Democratic, conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh suggested that many Republicans wished both John McCain and Meghan McCain would leave too. Meghan McCain's tweet in response was, "RED TIL I'M DEAD BABY!!! I love the republican party enough to give it constructive criticism, I love my party and sure as hell not leavin!" On a May 2009 episode of the Colbert Report, she stated her support for sex education and criticized Bristol Palin's sexual abstinence campaign, saying it was "not realistic for this generation". McCain also stated her own desires for the Republican Party: "It can be a party for a 24-year-old pro-sex woman. It can be."
    In April 2009, she signed a six-figure book deal with Hyperion.
    More Details Hide Details Some 18,000 people were following her on Twitter. She described her aims in this way: "All I am trying to be is a young, cool Republican woman for other Republican women." Politico stated that while John McCain did not emerge from the 2008 election victorious, "his Bud Light-drinking, talk-show-appearing, insouciantly Twittering 24-year-old daughter" did.
    In March 2009, McCain wrote an article for The Daily Beast titled "My Beef With Ann Coulter".
    More Details Hide Details In this article, she questioned Republican support for conservative author and columnist Ann Coulter. While Coulter did not respond, conservative radio talk show host Laura Ingraham challenged McCain's article by comparing her to a "Valley Girl". Ingraham also mocked McCain, stating, "Ok, I was really hoping that I was going to get that role in The Real World, but then I realized that, well, they don't like plus-sized models." McCain responded to Ingraham in a second article for The Daily Beast titled, "Quit Talking About My Weight, Laura Ingraham" stating, "Instead of intellectually debating our ideological differences about the future of the Republican Party, Ingraham resorted to making fun of my age and weight, in the fashion of the mean girls in high school." McCain also stated on The View that she thought the change in discourse towards her body was "terrible" and further argued, "When Tyra Banks went on her show in a bathing suit and said 'kiss my fat ass,' that's what I feel like. Kiss my fat ass!" Ingraham responded by calling McCain a "useful idiot". During a later interview on Larry King Live, McCain said that as far as she is concerned, "with what's going on with Laura Ingraham, on my end, it's over." She also told King that Coulter never responded to her article, which she stated, "is fine with me.... All I wanted to do is show women that you don't have to be Ann Coulter and Laura Ingraham to have a place in the Republican Party....
    McCain is host of a nationally syndicated radio program, America Now. McCain is also a blogger, and began writing for The Daily Beast in January 2009.
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  • 2008
    Age 23
    In an interview on Larry King Live in September 2008, McCain stated that she had been too busy to have a romantic relationship while on her father's campaign trail.
    More Details Hide Details Although her blogging was devoted to gaining support for her father among the Generation Y electorate, by October, Steve Schmidt and other McCain campaign staffers had substantially limited her appearances on the campaign, deeming her "too controversial".
    In 2008, she published a book titled My Dad, John McCain.
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    On June 12, 2008, McCain wrote on her blog that she had changed her party registration to Republican.
    More Details Hide Details She said she did so "as a symbol of my commitment to my Dad and to represent the faith I have in his ability to be an effective leader for our country and to grow and strengthen the Republican party when he is elected President of the United States". In her book, Dirty Sexy Politics, McCain talks about how she nearly overdosed on Xanax on the day of the elections.
  • TEENAGE
  • 2004
    Age 19
    McCain says that she is "a woman who despises labels and boxes and stereotypes". McCain also has described herself as a Republican who is "liberal on social issues". She registered as an Independent when she was 18 years old and she voted for John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election.
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  • 2003
    Age 18
    At first she had doubts about the 2003 invasion of Iraq but subsequently supported her father's position regarding it.
    More Details Hide Details She has stated she is pro-life, in favor of sex education and birth control. She has expressed an opinion that conservatives demonstrate hypocrisy regarding abortion: "They go on and on about how evil and wrong abortion is, but don't like to talk about how easy it is to not get pregnant." McCain objected to the Arizona SB1070 anti-illegal immigration law, which her father supported. McCain has championed for gay rights and she has commented that the cause of the gay community for equality is "one of the ones closest to my heart". As such, she spoke at the Log Cabin Republicans convention in April 2009, describing her cultural and political perspectives with the declaration: "I am concerned about the environment. I love to wear black. I think government is best when it stays out of people's lives and business as much as possible. I love punk rock. I believe in a strong national defense. I have a tattoo. I believe government should always be efficient and accountable. I have lots of gay friends. And, yes, I am a Republican." She supports same-sex marriage and gay adoption.
  • 2000
    Age 15
    In it, McCain lambasts Republican strategist Karl Rove for what she believes was his role in the attacks against her younger sister in her father's 2000 presidential campaign, castigates Bill Clinton for his actions in the Lewinsky scandal, but despite ideological differences, praises Hillary Clinton for having "pushed through many doors and shattered many glass ceilings for women in politics.
    More Details Hide Details I love women who don't put up with shit, and Hillary clearly doesn't."
  • 1996
    Age 11
    McCain is the eldest of the four children of John and Cindy Hensley McCain. She has been a public figure for much of her life, first appearing at the 1996 Republican National Convention.
    More Details Hide Details She was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, and attended Phoenix Country Day School and Xavier College Preparatory, an all-girl Catholic high school. She attended Columbia University, where she earned her bachelor's degree in art history. McCain originally planned to become a music journalist and interned at Newsweek and Saturday Night Live.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1984
    Born
    Born on October 23, 1984.
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