Cindy McCain: Gwyneth Paltrow is a 'joke' for comparing online insults to war

Cindy McCain: Gwyneth Paltrow is a 'joke' for comparing online insults to war

PHOENIX, May 29 (UPI) --Cindy McCain, wife of Sen. John McCain, took issue with Paltrow's recent comments about online bullying.
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Address Super Bowl sex trafficking, Sen. Amy Klobuchar says

Address Super Bowl sex trafficking, Sen. Amy Klobuchar says

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., said she asked the National Football League to address sex trafficking at the Super Bowl when considering sites to hold the event.
First lady's speech at high reading level

First lady's speech at high reading level

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Michelle Obama's speech at the Democratic National Convention was written at the 12th grade reading level, U.S. researchers say.
Cindy McCain: Migraine sufferers speak out

Cindy McCain: Migraine sufferers speak out

PHOENIX, March 15 (UPI) -- Cindy McCain, wife of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., says when she first sought help for her excruciating headaches, she was told to go home and have a drink.

McCain's former home goes up for auction

PHOENIX, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- The former Arizona home of Sen. John McCain, which he and his wife sold in 2006 for $3.2 million, is scheduled for auction on Friday, the auctioneers said.

Cindy McCain disses journalists

PHOENIX, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Cindy McCain, wife of defeated Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain of Arizona, makes clear she doesn't think much of today's news reporting.
Cindy McCain wanted to compete on 'DWTS'

Cindy McCain wanted to compete on 'DWTS'

NEW YORK, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Defeated Republican U.S. presidential nominee John McCain has quashed his wife Cindy's dreams of competing on "Dancing with the Stars," a source says.

Presidential candidates crisscross Midwest

WASHINGTON, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- The U.S presidential candidates pushed across the Midwest Thursday attacking each other over their votes, positions and policies.

UAW blasts McCain for buying foreign cars

DETROIT, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- The president of the United Auto Workers hammered U.S. Republican presidential nominee John McCain over his claims he only buys American cars.

Report: Cindy McCain's drug abuse complex

WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- The fallout from potential first lady Cindy McCain's battle with a prescription painkiller is more complex than she portrayed, people close to her say.
McCain: Judges shouldn't legislate

McCain: Judges shouldn't legislate

NEW YORK, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Republican Party presidential candidate John McCain said Friday he would nominate judges who would strictly interpret the U.S. Constitution.

Cindy McCain has pricy wardrobe

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Cindy McCain, wife of presidential candidate John McCain, wore jewelry worth nearly $296,000 to the Republican National Convention in Minnesota, estimators say.

An RNC outfit for Cindy McCain: $300,000

ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Potential U.S. first lady Cindy McCain sported about $300,000 in designer clothes and accessories at one of the GOP convention sessions, fashion experts said.

Cindy McCain, Palin disagree on abortion

ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Cindy McCain says she doesn't agree with Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's view that abortion should be illegal without any exceptions.

Thompson praises McCain, assails Democrats

ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 3 (UPI) -- The following are remarks delivered by former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson during the Republican National Convention Tuesday in St. Paul, Minn.
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Cindy McCain
Cindy McCain, wife of Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) walks to the stage at a rally for Sen. McCain on Super Tuesday at the Arizona Biltmore Resort in Phoenix, Arizona on February 5, 2008. McCain is the projected leader in the race for the GOP nomination as 24 U.S. states vote in the primary election. (UPI Photo/Alexis C. Glenn)

Cindy Lou Hensley McCain (born May 20, 1954) is an American businesswoman, and philanthropist, and the wife of United States Senator and 2000 and 2008 presidential candidate John McCain of Arizona.

She was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, as the daughter of wealthy beer distributor Jim Hensley. After receiving bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Southern California, she became a special education teacher. She married John McCain in 1980 and they had three children together, in addition to adopting another. From 1988 to 1995, she founded and operated a nonprofit organization, the American Voluntary Medical Team, which organized trips by medical personnel to disaster-stricken or war-torn third-world areas. During this time, she became addicted to painkillers for several years and resorted to having a physician write her illegal prescriptions. She reached an agreement with the government in which no charges were filed against her.

Upon her father's death in 2000, she inherited majority control and became chair of Hensley & Co., one of the largest Anheuser-Busch beer distributors in the United States. She participated in both of her husband's presidential campaigns and, in 2008, drew both positive and negative scrutiny for her appearance, demeanor, wealth, spending habits, and financial obligations. She continues to be an active philanthropist and serves on the boards of Operation Smile, CARE and HALO Trust, frequently making overseas trips in conjunction with their activities.

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