Remembering John McCain

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In light of the recent passing of Sen. John McCain, we'll spend a couple of hours discussing his legacy.

We'll critically examine various aspects of his public life, including:

- His military service and years of captivity as a POW.

- Congressional Career spanning over three decades.

- Legislative aims and accomplishments, including in the areas of bipartisan bills and laws, such as campaign finance reform, comprehensive immigration reform, and reforms to reduce congressional appropriations and waste.

- His Presidential bids in 2000 and 2008.

- His expertise in the area of foreign policy -- and thereby advocating the aggressive use of military force and defense spending.

- His checkered relations with the members of the Republican Party.

- His checked record on race relations and civil rights.

- His legacy as a "Maverick."