John McCain, a Vietnam veteran who spent seven years as a prisoner of war then went on to serve for decades in Congress, died August 25, 2018, in Arizona. The senator had been diagnosed with brain cancer a year before. He was 81. McCain was one of the best-liked politicians of his lifetime.
McCain discusses the importance of campaign finance reform in 1999 in Claremont, N.H., signing a pledge to refrain from using soft money in his campaign for president. File Photo by Lee K. Marriner/UPI