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Meghan McCain: 'I'm Not a Cannabis User ... Frequently'

Meghan McCain Wants to Legalize Marijuana, Says She Doesn't Use It 'Frequently'

Originally posted 06/13/2012 04:00PM

Meghan McCain has officially gone green – as in, marijuana green.

During an appearance on Tuesday's Tonight Show with Jay Leno, McCain discussed her new book, America, You Sexy Bitch, which includes a section about her advocating for the legalization of pot.

"I was living in Los Angeles very briefly last year, and I was shocked at how people here smoke weed the way people in New York pour wine," she said. "Once I started doing research onto the economic benefits for our country by decriminalizing marijuana, I decided to come out publicly in support of it."

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Meghan McCain: I Love Sex and I Love Men

Meghan McCain: I Love Sex and I Love Men

Originally posted 03/16/2012 01:55PM

Meghan McCain keeps her clothes on in the latest issue of Playboy, but she doesn't hold back when it comes to baring her personal life.

Making it clear she's "not a lesbian," McCain – the 27-year-old daughter of Republican Sen. John McCain – tells the magazine, "I'm not private about anything. I can't help it. I love sex and I love men."

The Arizona native may deny she likes women, but that's not keeping her away from surrounding herself with people who date the same sex.

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Sarah Palin, John McCain Disparage HBO's Game Change | Julianne Moore, Sarah Palin

Sarah Palin, John McCain Disparage HBO's Game Change

Originally posted 03/12/2012 11:05AM

Neither appears to have seen it, but Sarah Palin and John McCain both took shots this weekend at Game Change, the HBO movie about their unsuccessful 2008 presidential campaign. The film premiered Saturday night.

Palin, 48, portrayed in the film by Julianne Moore, told Fox News before the premiere that she was "not concerned about an HBO movie based on a false narrative when there are so many other things to be concerned about."

She added: "I believe my family has the right priorities and knows what really matters. For instance, our son called from Afghanistan yesterday and he sounded good, and that's what matters. Being in the good graces of Hollywood's 'Team Obama' isn't top of my list."

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Game Change Theatrical Trailer Released

Originally posted 02/22/2012 08:15AM

Moviegoers are getting a peek at Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin in a theatrical trailer for Game Change, HBO's political thriller about the 2008 presidential race.

The movie, which will air on March 10 at 9 p.m., goes behind the scenes of Sen. John McCain's campaign and in particular his decision to pick the relatively unknown Alaska governor as his controversial running mate.

"We need to create a dynamic moment in this campaign," says Woody Harrelson, who plays McCain's adviser Steve Schmidt. "Or we're dead."

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Who Should Play John McCain Opposite Julianne Moore?

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Julianne Moore Will Play Sarah Palin but Who Should Play John McCain?

Originally posted 03/10/2011 03:05PM

While Julianne Moore is brushing up on her Alaskan accent to play Sarah Palin in HBO's upcoming film Game Change, producers are going to need someone to play her former running mate, Sen. John McCain.

The movie, based on John Heilemann and Mark Halperin's bestselling book of the same name, is about McCain's 2008 presidential run.

So who in Hollywood could take on Arizona's war hero senator?

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QUOTED: Sen. John McCain Is on Team Snooki | John McCain, Nicole Polizzi

QUOTED: Sen. John McCain Is on Team Snooki

Originally posted 06/09/2010 06:10PM

"U r right, I would never tax your tanning bed! Pres Obama's tax/spend policy is quite The Situation. but I do rec wearing sunscreen!"

• Sen. John McCain Tweeted to Jersey Shore star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, after the reality star complained, "I don't go tanning-tanning anymore because Obama put a 10 percent tax on tanning ... And I feel like he did that intentionally for us."

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Cindy McCain's Secret Struggle with Migraines


Cindy McCain's Secret Struggle with Migraines

Originally posted 09/02/2009 09:25AM

Cindy McCain, the wife of U.S. Senator and former GOP presidential candidate John McCain, has suffered from severe migraines for over 15 years but has never spoken out about it – until now.

In this week's PEOPLE magazine, McCain, 54, reveals her painful condition in the hope of raising awareness and encouraging more research. She says one of her first challenges was finding the words to describe how painful the headaches can be. When she first told her husband, a former POW during the Vietnam War, she used a word she knew he would understand.

"Torture," she says. "Being tied to a chair for four days. I can't imagine how unbearable that pain must have been, but yeah, I can, because a migraine may come close."

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Meghan McCain: 'The Election Killed My Personal Life'

Meghan McCain: 'The Election Killed My Personal Life'

Originally posted 03/03/2009 11:40AM

John McCain wasn't the only family member to suffer a loss after November's presidential race. Daughter Meghan says her love life has flatlined as well.

"The election killed my personal life," she writes in a Daily Beast blog. "Nothing kills my libido quite like discussing politics."

The 24-year-old, who was an active campaigner for her Republican father's presidential bid, writes that she's "become something I used to despise: people who let politics dictate his or her attraction to someone." She adds that her aversion extends not just to those on the left, but to McCain superfans as well.

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John McCain: 'I've Been Sleeping Like a Baby'

2008 Presidential Elections

John McCain: 'I've Been Sleeping Like a Baby'

Originally posted 11/11/2008 09:10PM

While he may have lost his bid for the White House, John McCain did not lose his sense of humor.

"I've been sleeping like a baby," the GOP candidate said on The Tonight Show Tuesday. "I sleep two hours, wake up and cry. Sleep two hours, wake up and cry."

The Arizona senator's 14th visit to the show brought a loud and spontaneous ovation from Jay Leno's special Veteran's Day audience of U.S. service men and women.

Noting that Americans "don't like a sore loser," McCain defended his choice of Sarah Palin as his running mate and of Joe the Plumber as his campaign everyman.

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McCain and Obama Race Toward Finish Line

2008 Presidential Elections

McCain and Obama Race Toward Finish Line

Originally posted 11/04/2008 07:15AM

As the clock struck midnight Tuesday – signaling the start of Election Day – both John McCain and Barack Obama couldn't help feeling sentimental.

Obama marked the occasion with a solemn stroll through his campaign plane before it carried him home to Chicago. The Democratic hopeful shook the hand of each of the five dozen journalists aboard, some of whom had traveled with him for all 21 months of his long campaign. (One photographer, who was celebrating her birthday, even got a kiss!)

And when one in the entourage said, "Good luck," Obama simply shook his head. "It'll be fun," he replied, "fun to see how the story ends."

And, early Tuesday, Obama and his wife Michelle cast their ballots at a polling place in Hyde Park, just a few minutes from their home. Their daughters were with them.

Asked by reporters if he was feeling sentimental, Obama replied, "I'm sure I will tonight. That's when the polls close and the journey ends."

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At the same time in Wilmington, Delaware, his running mate Joe Biden, along with his family, was doing the same.

Meanwhile, in Prescott, Ariz., Obama's Republican rival was also eagerly anticipating his final day of stumping.

"I'm confident," he told the crowd at the Yavapai County courthouse. And while polls show the Arizona Senator running behind Obama, McCain added, "I have seen the momentum."

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