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John McCain assures constituent 'You're not a taker'

08/17/13 11:06AM

Arizona Senator John McCain practiced some compassionate conservatism at a recent town hall meeting. When a constituent who could no longer afford physical therapy after being dropped from an aid program broke down in tears over being labeled a “taker” by Republican leaders like Republican Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, McCain responded with a hug and some reassurance. “You’re not a taker,” he said. read more

Up for August 17, 2013: What to Know

08/16/13 03:16PM

On Saturday's Up with Steve Kornacki, we'll discuss the latest on the fighting in Egypt and what it means for U.S. foreign policy. We'll also talk about the GOP's latest fights, from Obamacare to the debt limit, the RNC's continuing rebranding struggles, Hillary Clinton, Cory Booker, and New York mayoral candidate Bill De Blasio joins the show. Finally we'll talk about what's happening at Republican-led town hall meetings. Joining Steve Kornacki at 8 a.m. ET will be: Ahmed Shihab-Eldin, host/producer, HuffPost Live (@ase) Steve Clemons, Washington editor-at-large, The Atlantic (@SCClemons) read more

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